The table below looks at the statistics for Unix skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unix over the 3 months to 30 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix
Rank 34 33 29
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -4
Contract jobs citing Unix 495 518 517
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 5.42% 5.54% 5.63%
As % of the Operating Systems category 22.45% 22.09% 22.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 296 235 228
Median daily rate £413 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £289 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £384 £355
% change year-on-year
+4.23% +8.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 20 20
Median hourly rate £48.00 £35.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.14% +27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.30 £19.15 £26.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £40.25 £51.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.75 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.61% +8.33%
Unix
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Operating Systems Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
2205 2345 2308
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.13% 25.08% 25.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1298 1221 1139
Median daily rate £388 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +10.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 224 224
Median hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% +4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%

Unix
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing Unix as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Unix Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Unix
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Unix across the South East region.

Unix Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Unix
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Unix across the South East region over the 3 months to 30 May 2016.

Unix Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Unix
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Unix across the South East region.

Unix Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Unix
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Unix across the South East region over the 3 months to 30 May 2016.

Unix Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Unix
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix within the South East region over the 3 months to 30 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey +13 138 £432 +11.48% 28
Hampshire -6 121 £375 - 17
Berkshire -18 87 £450 +12.50% 25
Buckinghamshire -1 49 £396 +23.82% 6
Oxfordshire +4 30 £438 +25.00% 2
West Sussex -36 29 £413 -5.71% 7
Middlesex +3 16 £350 - 1
Kent -6 16 £325 -36.73% 1
East Sussex +1 5 £325 -21.21% 3
M4 Corridor - 2 £230 -
Home Counties 0 1 - -
Unix
England

Unix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Unix also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for Unix.

1 633 (63.55%) Linux
2 415 (41.67%) Oracle
3 306 (30.72%) SQL
4 268 (26.91%) Windows
5 245 (24.60%) Security Cleared
6 217 (21.79%) SC Cleared
7 191 (19.18%) Java
8 175 (17.57%) Solaris
9 169 (16.97%) Shell Script
9 169 (16.97%) Finance
10 166 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 162 (16.27%) Red Hat
12 151 (15.16%) SAN
13 150 (15.06%) Oracle Database
14 149 (14.96%) XML
15 127 (12.75%) HP
16 117 (11.75%) Perl
16 117 (11.75%) Python
17 114 (11.45%) Agile Software Development
18 112 (11.24%) Veritas
19 105 (10.54%) IBM
19 105 (10.54%) AIX
20 103 (10.34%) DevOps
21 102 (10.24%) JavaScript
21 102 (10.24%) Project Management
21 102 (10.24%) VMware
22 99 (9.94%) Configuration Management
23 98 (9.84%) Active Directory
23 98 (9.84%) PL/SQL
24 97 (9.74%) Analytical Skills

Unix
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 76 (7.63%) WebLogic
2 57 (5.72%) JBoss
3 55 (5.52%) Tomcat
4 45 (4.52%) Apache
5 34 (3.41%) MS Exchange
5 34 (3.41%) WebSphere
6 29 (2.91%) IIS
7 18 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2010
8 14 (1.41%) OpenStack
9 13 (1.31%) SharePoint Server
10 10 (1.00%) Node.js
11 9 (0.90%) Confluence
11 9 (0.90%) SAS
12 8 (0.80%) SharePoint
13 7 (0.70%) TPMS
14 6 (0.60%) MQSeries
15 5 (0.50%) Apache Spark
16 4 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
16 4 (0.40%) WebSphere Application Server
17 3 (0.30%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 83 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 23 (2.31%) MS Office
2 23 (2.31%) MS Visio
3 21 (2.11%) MS Project
4 14 (1.41%) MS PowerPoint
4 14 (1.41%) PaintShop Pro
5 5 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.10%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.10%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 11 (1.10%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (1.00%) Oracle EBS R12
3 8 (0.80%) OpenText Process Suite
4 5 (0.50%) Oracle Applications
5 4 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.30%) Oracle ERP
6 3 (0.30%) Oracle Payables
6 3 (0.30%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (0.20%) BigMachines
7 2 (0.20%) Eloqua
7 2 (0.20%) Oracle 11i
7 2 (0.20%) Oracle General Ledger
7 2 (0.20%) Oracle HRMS
7 2 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.10%) Oracle Cash Management
8 1 (0.10%) Oracle iProcurement
8 1 (0.10%) PeopleSoft HCM
8 1 (0.10%) PeopleSoft HRMS
8 1 (0.10%) SAP Business ByDesign
8 1 (0.10%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 31 (3.11%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (1.31%) SaaS
3 8 (0.80%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (0.60%) PaaS
5 5 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.40%) HP Helion
7 3 (0.30%) Boomi
7 3 (0.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (0.20%) GitHub
8 2 (0.20%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.10%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.10%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.10%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.10%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.10%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.10%) CloudBees
9 1 (0.10%) Engine Yard
9 1 (0.10%) Heroku
9 1 (0.10%) IaaS
9 1 (0.10%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 151 (15.16%) SAN
2 53 (5.32%) TCP/IP
3 50 (5.02%) LDAP
4 49 (4.92%) Fibre Channel
5 41 (4.12%) DNS
6 40 (4.02%) NAS
7 38 (3.82%) LAN
7 38 (3.82%) WAN
8 36 (3.61%) Firewall
9 29 (2.91%) DHCP
9 29 (2.91%) HTTP
9 29 (2.91%) SMTP
10 28 (2.81%) Internet
11 25 (2.51%) FTP
12 24 (2.41%) Diameter Protocol
12 24 (2.41%) SS7
13 22 (2.21%) Network Security
14 18 (1.81%) GPRS
14 18 (1.81%) SSH
15 17 (1.71%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 150 (15.06%) Oracle Database
2 86 (8.63%) SQL Server
3 64 (6.43%) MySQL
3 64 (6.43%) Oracle Database 11g
4 34 (3.41%) Relational Database
5 31 (3.11%) Oracle Reports
5 31 (3.11%) PostgreSQL
6 30 (3.01%) DB2
7 29 (2.91%) Oracle Database 10g
8 25 (2.51%) VLDB
9 22 (2.21%) OLTP
9 22 (2.21%) Oracle Database 12c
10 19 (1.91%) MongoDB
10 19 (1.91%) NoSQL
11 16 (1.61%) Hadoop
11 16 (1.61%) RDBMS
12 14 (1.41%) PowerCenter
12 14 (1.41%) VoltDB
13 13 (1.31%) Data Warehouse
14 12 (1.20%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 86 (8.63%) Git (software)
2 84 (8.43%) Subversion
3 63 (6.33%) Jenkins
4 54 (5.42%) SoapUI
5 53 (5.32%) Ant
6 40 (4.02%) ClearCase
7 39 (3.92%) Oracle Forms
8 36 (3.61%) GoogleTest
8 36 (3.61%) Maven
9 34 (3.41%) NUnit
10 33 (3.31%) CppUnit
11 27 (2.71%) JIRA
12 26 (2.61%) Vagrant
13 23 (2.31%) Selenium
14 22 (2.21%) Eclipse
15 21 (2.11%) JUnit
15 21 (2.11%) Toad
16 18 (1.81%) Cucumber
17 16 (1.61%) Sonatype Nexus
18 11 (1.10%) JBehave
General
1 169 (16.97%) Finance
2 83 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 69 (6.93%) Banking
4 33 (3.31%) Retail
5 14 (1.41%) Back Office
5 14 (1.41%) Investment Banking
6 12 (1.20%) Legal
7 10 (1.00%) Manufacturing
8 6 (0.60%) Marketing
8 6 (0.60%) Military
9 4 (0.40%) Electronics
10 3 (0.30%) Law
11 2 (0.20%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.20%) Games
11 2 (0.20%) Publishing
11 2 (0.20%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.10%) Billing
12 1 (0.10%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.10%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.10%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 211 (21.18%) Developer
2 143 (14.36%) Administrator
3 106 (10.64%) Analyst
4 82 (8.23%) Unix Administrator
5 72 (7.23%) Linux Engineer
6 71 (7.13%) Unix Engineer
7 70 (7.03%) Systems Administrator
8 68 (6.83%) Architect
9 61 (6.12%) Oracle Developer
10 60 (6.02%) DevOps Engineer
11 55 (5.52%) Java Developer
12 48 (4.82%) DBA
12 48 (4.82%) SQL Developer
13 45 (4.52%) Linux Administrator
13 45 (4.52%) Test Analyst
14 42 (4.22%) Unix Systems Administrator
15 41 (4.12%) Support Engineer
16 40 (4.02%) Unix Linux Engineer
17 35 (3.51%) Consultant
18 34 (3.41%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 149 (14.96%) XML
2 83 (8.33%) HTML
3 82 (8.23%) SOAP
4 75 (7.53%) Web Services
5 57 (5.72%) Middleware
6 50 (5.02%) CSS
7 48 (4.82%) .NET
8 40 (4.02%) JSON
9 33 (3.31%) Java EE
10 28 (2.81%) STL
11 27 (2.71%) JMS
11 27 (2.71%) REST
12 26 (2.61%) J2EE
13 25 (2.51%) XML Messaging
14 24 (2.41%) Boost C++ Libraries
15 23 (2.31%) jQuery
16 20 (2.01%) AngularJS
17 18 (1.81%) EJB
17 18 (1.81%) JSF
18 17 (1.71%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 97 (9.74%) Analytical Skills
2 90 (9.04%) Data Centre
3 59 (5.92%) Clustering
4 50 (5.02%) Computer Science
5 33 (3.31%) HACMP
6 32 (3.21%) EMC VMAX
7 29 (2.91%) Derivative
8 27 (2.71%) Management Information System
9 25 (2.51%) Mainframe
10 24 (2.41%) Smart Meter
11 22 (2.21%) Private Cloud
11 22 (2.21%) Replication
12 20 (2.01%) PKI
13 16 (1.61%) Cryptography
14 15 (1.51%) Client/Server
15 14 (1.41%) Enterprise Storage
16 11 (1.10%) CESG
16 11 (1.10%) EMC VNX
16 11 (1.10%) LPAR
16 11 (1.10%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 633 (63.55%) Linux
2 268 (26.91%) Windows
3 175 (17.57%) Solaris
4 166 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 105 (10.54%) AIX
6 61 (6.12%) Windows Server
7 50 (5.02%) Windows Server 2008
8 38 (3.82%) HPUX
9 33 (3.31%) Mac OS X
9 33 (3.31%) Windows Server 2003
10 32 (3.21%) Oracle Linux
11 29 (2.91%) Windows Server 2012
12 19 (1.91%) CentOS
13 17 (1.71%) Windows 7
14 12 (1.20%) MVS
14 12 (1.20%) zOS
15 11 (1.10%) Windows Vista
16 10 (1.00%) Apple iOS
16 10 (1.00%) Windows NT
17 7 (0.70%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (11.45%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (10.34%) DevOps
3 102 (10.24%) Project Management
4 99 (9.94%) Configuration Management
5 95 (9.54%) Migration
6 91 (9.14%) ITIL
7 70 (7.03%) Use Case
8 67 (6.73%) Disaster Recovery
9 61 (6.12%) Continuous Integration
9 61 (6.12%) Software Engineering
10 56 (5.62%) Multithreading
11 50 (5.02%) System Integration Testing
12 47 (4.72%) Change Management
12 47 (4.72%) High Availability
12 47 (4.72%) Test Scripting
12 47 (4.72%) UML
13 45 (4.52%) Integration Testing
14 44 (4.42%) OOD
14 44 (4.42%) Open Source
14 44 (4.42%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 306 (30.72%) SQL
2 191 (19.18%) Java
3 169 (16.97%) Shell Script
4 117 (11.75%) Perl
4 117 (11.75%) Python
5 102 (10.24%) JavaScript
6 98 (9.84%) PL/SQL
7 90 (9.04%) C++
8 89 (8.94%) C
9 49 (4.92%) PowerShell
10 44 (4.42%) Ruby
11 31 (3.11%) PHP
12 29 (2.91%) Bash Shell
12 29 (2.91%) Korn
13 21 (2.11%) C#
14 20 (2.01%) Scala
14 20 (2.01%) VB
15 16 (1.61%) AWK
16 14 (1.41%) Jython
17 11 (1.10%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 245 (24.60%) Security Cleared
2 217 (21.79%) SC Cleared
3 64 (6.43%) Degree
4 43 (4.32%) ISTQB
5 35 (3.51%) DV Cleared
6 27 (2.71%) Cisco Certification
7 26 (2.61%) ISEB
8 22 (2.21%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 19 (1.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 19 (1.91%) Microsoft Certification
10 18 (1.81%) CISSP
11 14 (1.41%) MCITP
12 13 (1.31%) CESG Certified Professional
12 13 (1.31%) OCP
12 13 (1.31%) Oracle Certification
13 10 (1.00%) CCNA
14 8 (0.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 7 (0.70%) CCNP
15 7 (0.70%) CEH
16 6 (0.60%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (4.82%) SLA
2 20 (2.01%) QA
3 9 (0.90%) Data Quality
3 9 (0.90%) RMADS
4 6 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (0.50%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.40%) PMBOK
7 3 (0.30%) COBIT
8 2 (0.20%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.10%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 98 (9.84%) Active Directory
2 71 (7.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 57 (5.72%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 42 (4.22%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 26 (2.61%) GlusterFS
6 19 (1.91%) VMware ESX
7 18 (1.81%) Oracle RAC
8 17 (1.71%) XenApp
9 13 (1.31%) Hyper-V
9 13 (1.31%) NFS
9 13 (1.31%) XenDesktop
10 12 (1.20%) Sendmail
10 12 (1.20%) Veritas File System
11 9 (0.90%) Firmware
11 9 (0.90%) vSphere
12 7 (0.70%) Oracle Clusterware
12 7 (0.70%) Time Sharing Option
12 7 (0.70%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 6 (0.60%) Docker
14 5 (0.50%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 76 (7.63%) Puppet
2 63 (6.33%) Ansible
2 63 (6.33%) NetBackup
3 35 (3.51%) HP Quality Center
3 35 (3.51%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 32 (3.21%) Red Hat Satellite
5 27 (2.71%) Oracle ZFS
6 26 (2.61%) HP Data Protector
7 25 (2.51%) Tivoli
8 24 (2.41%) Opscode Chef
9 18 (1.81%) Nagios
10 17 (1.71%) Control-M
11 15 (1.51%) Oracle RMAN
11 15 (1.51%) SCCM
12 14 (1.41%) Data Guard
13 11 (1.10%) Legato
13 11 (1.10%) SCOM
13 11 (1.10%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 11 (1.10%) yum
14 9 (0.90%) WSUS
Vendors
1 415 (41.67%) Oracle
2 162 (16.27%) Red Hat
3 127 (12.75%) HP
4 112 (11.24%) Veritas
5 105 (10.54%) IBM
6 102 (10.24%) VMware
7 88 (8.84%) Microsoft
8 68 (6.83%) EMC
9 58 (5.82%) Citrix
10 48 (4.82%) Brocade
11 46 (4.62%) Cisco
12 44 (4.42%) Sun
13 43 (4.32%) Sybase
14 36 (3.61%) NetApp
15 33 (3.31%) Informatica
16 29 (2.91%) StorageTek
17 22 (2.21%) Remedy
17 22 (2.21%) SAP
18 21 (2.11%) Symantec
19 16 (1.61%) F5
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