The first table below looks at the demand for UNIX skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited UNIX over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the South East region.

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.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 33 30 33
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +3
Contract jobs citing UNIX 456 450 413
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 4.97% 5.32% 4.18%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.80% 21.61% 20.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 247 178
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £275 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £496 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 15
Average hourly rate £25.00 £19.75 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.58% -43.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £17.50 £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £39.25 £56.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £31.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +4.16%
Operating Systems Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
2192 2082 2022
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 23.89% 24.59% 20.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1065 1046 839
Average daily rate £325 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 203 265 290
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £17.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% -5.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.35 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
UNIX
England

UNIX
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing UNIX across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 25 July 2014.

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 25 July 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing UNIX within the South East region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +1 173 £350 +2.94% 26
Berkshire -14 102 £350 -3.78% 37
Surrey -1 70 £375 -1.31% 20
Buckinghamshire +4 67 £350 +1.81% 12
Kent -13 11 £305 -32.22% 3
Oxfordshire -16 9 £375 -8.53% 9
Middlesex -2 6 £345 -8.00% 2
West Sussex -6 6 £445 +1.71% 4
East Sussex - 5 £400 -
M4 Corridor - - - -
Sussex - - - -
UNIX
England

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing UNIX also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited UNIX.

1 438 (44.42%) Linux
2 392 (39.76%) Oracle
3 378 (38.34%) Windows
4 284 (28.80%) SQL
5 233 (23.63%) Security Cleared
6 203 (20.59%) SC Cleared
7 198 (20.08%) Java
8 180 (18.26%) Finance
8 180 (18.26%) HTML
9 166 (16.84%) Microsoft
10 155 (15.72%) JavaScript
11 143 (14.50%) HP
12 135 (13.69%) Shell Script
12 135 (13.69%) Solaris
13 127 (12.88%) Telecoms
14 118 (11.97%) .NET
15 113 (11.46%) Windows Server 2008
16 108 (10.95%) IBM
17 107 (10.85%) VMware
18 104 (10.55%) ITIL
19 103 (10.45%) JSP
20 100 (10.14%) Oracle Database
21 99 (10.04%) TCP/IP
22 95 (9.63%) ISTQB
23 94 (9.53%) SAN
24 92 (9.33%) Windows Server 2003
25 87 (8.82%) ASP.NET
26 86 (8.72%) AIX
27 84 (8.52%) CSS
27 84 (8.52%) SQL Server

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing UNIX also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited UNIX. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 80 (8.11%) WebSphere
2 51 (5.17%) Apache
3 47 (4.77%) MS Exchange
4 40 (4.06%) Tomcat
5 38 (3.85%) WebSphere Application Server
5 38 (3.85%) WebLogic
6 30 (3.04%) Exchange Server 2003
7 21 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
8 18 (1.83%) SharePoint
8 18 (1.83%) SAS
9 14 (1.42%) Confluence
10 10 (1.01%) IIS
11 9 (0.91%) TIBCO EMS
12 8 (0.81%) CICS
12 8 (0.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 7 (0.71%) MQSeries
13 7 (0.71%) Node.js
13 7 (0.71%) Lync
14 6 (0.61%) IBM HTTP Server
14 6 (0.61%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 69 (7.00%) MS Excel
2 29 (2.94%) MS Office
3 11 (1.12%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.10%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.10%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 76 (7.71%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (1.22%) CSG Singleview
3 11 (1.12%) BusinessWorks
4 10 (1.01%) Oracle Applications
4 10 (1.01%) Oracle EBS R12
5 9 (0.91%) Maximo
6 8 (0.81%) Staffware
6 8 (0.81%) Remedy ITSM
6 8 (0.81%) Remedy AR System
7 7 (0.71%) TIBCO iProcess
8 5 (0.51%) SAP IS-U
9 3 (0.30%) Oracle General Ledger
9 3 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
9 3 (0.30%) SAP MM
10 2 (0.20%) AWD
10 2 (0.20%) Misys Midas
10 2 (0.20%) Retail-J
10 2 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 2 (0.20%) SAP GRC
11 1 (0.10%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
2 9 (0.91%) SaaS
3 7 (0.71%) GitHub
4 4 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (0.30%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.20%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.20%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 99 (10.04%) TCP/IP
2 94 (9.53%) SAN
3 58 (5.88%) Firewall
4 52 (5.27%) HTTPS
5 44 (4.46%) FTP
6 41 (4.16%) DNS
7 38 (3.85%) HTTP
8 36 (3.65%) SSL
9 34 (3.45%) Internet
10 28 (2.84%) LDAP
11 26 (2.64%) Network Security
12 20 (2.03%) SSH
12 20 (2.03%) Wireshark
12 20 (2.03%) 3G
12 20 (2.03%) NAS
13 19 (1.93%) SMTP
14 18 (1.83%) WAN
15 15 (1.52%) LAN
15 15 (1.52%) Telnet
16 14 (1.42%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (10.14%) Oracle Database
2 84 (8.52%) SQL Server
3 65 (6.59%) Relational Database
4 58 (5.88%) DB2
5 55 (5.58%) MySQL
6 50 (5.07%) Data Warehouse
7 48 (4.87%) Oracle Database 11g
8 31 (3.14%) Oracle Reports
9 22 (2.23%) Oracle Database 10g
10 18 (1.83%) PostgreSQL
11 16 (1.62%) PowerCenter
11 16 (1.62%) DTS
12 13 (1.32%) Oracle Database 12c
13 12 (1.22%) Oracle9i Database
13 12 (1.22%) RDBMS
13 12 (1.22%) SQL Server 2005
13 12 (1.22%) Base SAS
14 10 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
15 8 (0.81%) SQLPlus
16 7 (0.71%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 69 (7.00%) Subversion
2 34 (3.45%) Git (software)
3 31 (3.14%) Ant
3 31 (3.14%) QuickTest Pro
4 30 (3.04%) LoadRunner
5 24 (2.43%) Toad
6 22 (2.23%) JUnit
6 22 (2.23%) JIRA
7 21 (2.13%) ClearCase
8 19 (1.93%) Jenkins
9 17 (1.72%) GoogleTest
9 17 (1.72%) Selenium
9 17 (1.72%) NUnit
10 16 (1.62%) CppUnit
11 14 (1.42%) Rational Rose
12 13 (1.32%) Oracle Forms
13 11 (1.12%) Introscope
14 7 (0.71%) Eclipse
14 7 (0.71%) Talend Open Studio
14 7 (0.71%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 180 (18.26%) Finance
2 127 (12.88%) Telecoms
3 40 (4.06%) Retail
4 25 (2.54%) Banking
5 19 (1.93%) Military
6 14 (1.42%) Billing
7 12 (1.22%) Aerospace
8 9 (0.91%) General Ledger
9 8 (0.81%) Manufacturing
10 6 (0.61%) Automotive
10 6 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
10 6 (0.61%) Marketing
11 4 (0.41%) Japanese Language
12 3 (0.30%) Spanish Language
12 3 (0.30%) Electronics
13 2 (0.20%) Back Office
13 2 (0.20%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.10%) Front Office
14 1 (0.10%) Legal
14 1 (0.10%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 195 (19.78%) Analyst
2 190 (19.27%) Developer
3 74 (7.51%) Consultant
4 73 (7.40%) Architect
4 73 (7.40%) Administrator
5 64 (6.49%) Test Analyst
6 45 (4.56%) Support Analyst
7 42 (4.26%) Python Developer
8 41 (4.16%) DBA
9 33 (3.35%) Solutions Architect
10 29 (2.94%) Tester
11 28 (2.84%) Software Engineer
12 26 (2.64%) Project Manager
12 26 (2.64%) Oracle DBA
13 25 (2.54%) Java Developer
13 25 (2.54%) Systems Administrator
14 23 (2.33%) Test Engineer
15 20 (2.03%) Infrastructure Architect
15 20 (2.03%) Support Engineer
16 19 (1.93%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 180 (18.26%) HTML
2 118 (11.97%) .NET
3 103 (10.45%) JSP
4 87 (8.82%) ASP.NET
5 84 (8.52%) CSS
6 82 (8.32%) Web Services
7 68 (6.90%) jQuery
8 58 (5.88%) XML
9 51 (5.17%) HTML5
10 49 (4.97%) J2EE
11 47 (4.77%) Middleware
12 42 (4.26%) Django
13 38 (3.85%) SOAP
14 31 (3.14%) Spring
15 22 (2.23%) Ajax
16 20 (2.03%) WebSphere MQ
17 17 (1.72%) Motif
18 16 (1.62%) Spring MVC
19 14 (1.42%) XSD
20 11 (1.12%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 46 (4.67%) Enterprise Software
2 27 (2.74%) Mainframe
3 25 (2.54%) Clustering
4 21 (2.13%) Replication
5 20 (2.03%) Computer Science
6 19 (1.93%) Management Information System
7 16 (1.62%) HACMP
8 15 (1.52%) Mobile App
9 14 (1.42%) Derivative
10 13 (1.32%) PKI
10 13 (1.32%) Open Source
11 12 (1.22%) Embedded Systems
12 8 (0.81%) Data Integration
13 7 (0.71%) DataPower
13 7 (0.71%) Smart Meter
13 7 (0.71%) CESG
13 7 (0.71%) EPoS
13 7 (0.71%) AS400
14 6 (0.61%) Cryptography
14 6 (0.61%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 438 (44.42%) Linux
2 378 (38.34%) Windows
3 135 (13.69%) Solaris
4 113 (11.46%) Windows Server 2008
5 92 (9.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 86 (8.72%) AIX
7 69 (7.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 56 (5.68%) Windows 2000
9 54 (5.48%) Windows XP
10 32 (3.25%) Windows 7
11 25 (2.54%) HPUX
12 17 (1.72%) Windows NT
13 11 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
14 9 (0.91%) Windows Vista
15 8 (0.81%) Oracle Linux
16 6 (0.61%) MVS
17 5 (0.51%) NetWare
17 5 (0.51%) Windows 2000 Server
17 5 (0.51%) CentOS
18 4 (0.41%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (10.55%) ITIL
2 64 (6.49%) Migration
3 57 (5.78%) Software Testing
4 56 (5.68%) Web Development
5 50 (5.07%) Software Engineering
5 50 (5.07%) Project Management
6 49 (4.97%) Change Management
7 47 (4.77%) Test Scripting
7 47 (4.77%) Continuous Integration
8 44 (4.46%) ETL
8 44 (4.46%) Agile Software Development
9 42 (4.26%) Workflow
9 42 (4.26%) Configuration Management
10 40 (4.06%) E-Commerce
11 38 (3.85%) Unit Testing
12 36 (3.65%) Service Delivery
13 34 (3.45%) Validation
14 33 (3.35%) Web Design
14 33 (3.35%) Responsive Web Design
15 31 (3.14%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 284 (28.80%) SQL
2 198 (20.08%) Java
3 155 (15.72%) JavaScript
4 135 (13.69%) Shell Script
5 83 (8.42%) Perl
6 79 (8.01%) Python
7 77 (7.81%) PL/SQL
8 73 (7.40%) C
9 49 (4.97%) C++
10 44 (4.46%) Korn
10 44 (4.46%) PowerShell
11 37 (3.75%) Bash Shell
12 34 (3.45%) PHP
13 33 (3.35%) VB
14 24 (2.43%) C#
15 20 (2.03%) T-SQL
16 18 (1.83%) VBScript
17 16 (1.62%) AWK
18 11 (1.12%) JCL
19 9 (0.91%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 233 (23.63%) Security Cleared
2 203 (20.59%) SC Cleared
3 95 (9.63%) ISTQB
4 63 (6.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 61 (6.19%) DV Cleared
6 57 (5.78%) Degree
7 51 (5.17%) Cisco Certification
8 47 (4.77%) Microsoft Certification
9 27 (2.74%) MCSE
9 27 (2.74%) MCITP
10 25 (2.54%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 21 (2.13%) CCNA
11 21 (2.13%) ISEB
12 19 (1.93%) MCP
13 18 (1.83%) CCNP
14 15 (1.52%) CISSP
15 9 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 8 (0.81%) CISA
17 7 (0.71%) CISM
17 7 (0.71%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (3.35%) SLA
2 27 (2.74%) QA
3 18 (1.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.30%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.20%) COBIT
7 1 (0.10%) Data Quality
System Software
1 80 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 37 (3.75%) Active Directory
3 26 (2.64%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 20 (2.03%) Hyper-V
5 19 (1.93%) Nmap
6 16 (1.62%) Oracle RAC
7 15 (1.52%) Oracle RMAN
8 13 (1.32%) vSphere
9 9 (0.91%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 9 (0.91%) NFS
9 9 (0.91%) VMware ESX
10 8 (0.81%) vCloud
11 7 (0.71%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 7 (0.71%) Xen
12 6 (0.61%) XenServer
12 6 (0.61%) GPFS
13 5 (0.51%) XenDesktop
13 5 (0.51%) Shibboleth
14 4 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
14 4 (0.41%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 64 (6.49%) Tivoli
2 46 (4.67%) HP Quality Center
3 33 (3.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 29 (2.94%) NetBackup
5 23 (2.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 22 (2.23%) Puppet
7 19 (1.93%) Nessus
8 18 (1.83%) Backup Exec
9 15 (1.52%) McAfee ePO
10 11 (1.12%) Control-M
10 11 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
11 8 (0.81%) TIBCO Hawk
12 7 (0.71%) Data Guard
12 7 (0.71%) nmon
13 6 (0.61%) Cobbler
13 6 (0.61%) BMC PATROL
14 5 (0.51%) CA Wily
14 5 (0.51%) SCCM
14 5 (0.51%) SCOM
15 4 (0.41%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 392 (39.76%) Oracle
2 166 (16.84%) Microsoft
3 143 (14.50%) HP
4 108 (10.95%) IBM
5 107 (10.85%) VMware
6 83 (8.42%) Cisco
7 72 (7.30%) Red Hat
8 64 (6.49%) Citrix
9 41 (4.16%) Sun
10 32 (3.25%) EMC
11 26 (2.64%) Juniper
12 24 (2.43%) Intel
12 24 (2.43%) SAP
13 20 (2.03%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
14 19 (1.93%) Lumension
14 19 (1.93%) Symantec
15 17 (1.72%) Remedy
15 17 (1.72%) Veritas
15 17 (1.72%) TIBCO
16 16 (1.62%) McAfee
South East
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
NES Global Talent
Rate: £25000 to £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £280.00 - £310.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Roc Search
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Sanderson
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £1 per day + Market rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
ARM Utilities
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
Annapurna
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Reading
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Southampton
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
Surrey
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £550 - £575 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 26 days ago