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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unix over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix
Rank 29 37 37
Rank change year-on-year
+8 0
Contract jobs citing Unix 512 461 404
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 5.98% 4.87% 4.83%
As % of the Operating Systems category 24.00% 19.92% 19.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 327 237 168
Average daily rate £400 £335 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.40% -10.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £263 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £485 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 9 19
Average hourly rate £43.00 £39.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.25% +122.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £28.30 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.45 £45.50 £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £39.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-12.10% +86.90%
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
2133 2314 2026
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.93% 24.44% 24.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1266 1130 899
Average daily rate £360 £325 £326
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% -0.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £174 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £470 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 195 239
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.75 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.43% +4.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £40.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 8 February 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 8 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix within the South East region over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(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 -1 172 £391 +11.78% 21
Surrey +30 145 £425 +21.42% 18
Berkshire -4 76 £400 +19.40% 26
Buckinghamshire +5 60 £375 -9.09% 9
Kent +9 20 £430 +4.87% 12
West Sussex +13 18 £413 +32.00% 8
Middlesex +10 18 £350 +24.55%
East Sussex +1 5 £313 +0.80% 3
Oxfordshire -22 2 £295 +2.60% 8
Unix
England

Unix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

1 653 (56.88%) Linux
2 489 (42.60%) Oracle
3 385 (33.54%) SQL
4 350 (30.49%) Windows
5 291 (25.35%) Security Cleared
6 249 (21.69%) SC Cleared
7 235 (20.47%) Java
8 216 (18.82%) Shell Script
9 211 (18.38%) Finance
10 168 (14.63%) Oracle Database
11 164 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
12 158 (13.76%) Red Hat
13 146 (12.72%) XML
13 146 (12.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 144 (12.54%) JavaScript
15 134 (11.67%) Python
16 133 (11.59%) PL/SQL
17 125 (10.89%) ITIL
18 123 (10.71%) AIX
18 123 (10.71%) IBM
18 123 (10.71%) VMware
19 122 (10.63%) Solaris
20 121 (10.54%) Perl
21 118 (10.28%) Subversion
22 116 (10.10%) C++
22 116 (10.10%) SQL Server
23 115 (10.02%) C
24 113 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
25 107 (9.32%) SAN
26 104 (9.06%) Data Centre

Unix
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 98 (8.54%) WebLogic
2 69 (6.01%) Apache
3 55 (4.79%) JBoss
3 55 (4.79%) WebSphere
4 49 (4.27%) Tomcat
5 40 (3.48%) Node.js
6 36 (3.14%) MS Exchange
7 27 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2010
8 22 (1.92%) IIS
9 21 (1.83%) SAS
10 18 (1.57%) Oracle Workflow
11 12 (1.05%) WebSphere Application Server
12 11 (0.96%) IBM HTTP Server
12 11 (0.96%) OpenStack
12 11 (0.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 9 (0.78%) SharePoint
14 8 (0.70%) AquaLogic
15 5 (0.44%) Confluence
15 5 (0.44%) FileNet
15 5 (0.44%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 80 (6.97%) MS Excel
2 36 (3.14%) MS Visio
3 27 (2.35%) PaintShop Pro
4 25 (2.18%) MS PowerPoint
5 24 (2.09%) MS Office
6 9 (0.78%) MS Project
7 6 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.087%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.087%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 23 (2.00%) OpenText Process Suite
2 19 (1.66%) Oracle EBS
3 11 (0.96%) Oracle BPM
4 9 (0.78%) Oracle Applications
5 7 (0.61%) Oracle General Ledger
5 7 (0.61%) Oracle Payables
5 7 (0.61%) Oracle Receivables
6 6 (0.52%) SAP APO
7 4 (0.35%) Fredhopper
8 3 (0.26%) Oracle BRM
8 3 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
8 3 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 2 (0.17%) BigMachines
9 2 (0.17%) Eloqua
9 2 (0.17%) Oracle 11i
9 2 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
9 2 (0.17%) SAP PSCD
10 1 (0.087%) BusinessWorks
10 1 (0.087%) Maximo
10 1 (0.087%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 26 (2.26%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (1.05%) SaaS
3 9 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (0.70%) PaaS
5 4 (0.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 4 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (0.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 2 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.17%) Office 365
8 1 (0.087%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.087%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 107 (9.32%) SAN
2 75 (6.53%) TCP/IP
3 56 (4.88%) LDAP
4 55 (4.79%) DNS
5 45 (3.92%) Firewall
6 38 (3.31%) HTTP
7 32 (2.79%) LAN
8 29 (2.53%) FTP
8 29 (2.53%) WAN
9 25 (2.18%) SSH
10 22 (1.92%) DHCP
11 21 (1.83%) NAS
11 21 (1.83%) VPN
12 20 (1.74%) Internet
13 19 (1.66%) Fibre Channel
13 19 (1.66%) SSL
14 18 (1.57%) Network Security
15 17 (1.48%) SMTP
16 16 (1.39%) HTTPS
16 16 (1.39%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 168 (14.63%) Oracle Database
2 116 (10.10%) SQL Server
3 102 (8.89%) Oracle Database 11g
4 101 (8.80%) DB2
5 55 (4.79%) MongoDB
6 54 (4.70%) NoSQL
7 42 (3.66%) Data Warehouse
7 42 (3.66%) Oracle Reports
8 41 (3.57%) MySQL
9 40 (3.48%) Oracle Database 10g
10 38 (3.31%) Oracle Database 12c
10 38 (3.31%) PostgreSQL
11 37 (3.22%) Relational Database
12 36 (3.14%) Hadoop
13 30 (2.61%) Neo4j
14 24 (2.09%) PowerCenter
15 20 (1.74%) IBM InfoSphere
15 20 (1.74%) OLTP
15 20 (1.74%) Oracle BI Publisher
16 18 (1.57%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 118 (10.28%) Subversion
2 95 (8.28%) Ant
3 88 (7.67%) Git (software)
4 81 (7.06%) ClearCase
5 68 (5.92%) Maven
6 62 (5.40%) Jenkins
7 50 (4.36%) Toad
8 46 (4.01%) GoogleTest
9 45 (3.92%) NUnit
10 43 (3.75%) CppUnit
11 42 (3.66%) ClearQuest
12 40 (3.48%) Oracle Forms
13 38 (3.31%) Eclipse
14 22 (1.92%) Oracle APEX
15 21 (1.83%) JIRA
16 20 (1.74%) SoapUI
17 19 (1.66%) Vagrant
18 15 (1.31%) Introscope
19 12 (1.05%) TeamCity
20 11 (0.96%) RSpec
General
1 211 (18.38%) Finance
2 81 (7.06%) Telecoms
3 70 (6.10%) Banking
4 41 (3.57%) Retail
5 19 (1.66%) Military
6 12 (1.05%) Back Office
7 10 (0.87%) Investment Banking
8 8 (0.70%) Manufacturing
8 8 (0.70%) Marketing
8 8 (0.70%) Spanish Language
9 6 (0.52%) Legal
9 6 (0.52%) Retail Banking
10 4 (0.35%) Electronics
11 3 (0.26%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.26%) Games
12 2 (0.17%) Law
13 1 (0.087%) Automotive
13 1 (0.087%) Billing
Job Titles
1 293 (25.52%) Developer
2 118 (10.28%) Administrator
3 111 (9.67%) Analyst
4 105 (9.15%) Architect
5 78 (6.79%) Unix Engineer
6 75 (6.53%) DBA
7 71 (6.18%) Linux Engineer
8 67 (5.84%) Oracle Developer
9 65 (5.66%) Java Developer
10 57 (4.97%) Systems Administrator
11 52 (4.53%) Consultant
12 49 (4.27%) Unix Administrator
13 48 (4.18%) Support Engineer
14 45 (3.92%) Unix Linux Engineer
15 44 (3.83%) C++ Developer
16 42 (3.66%) SQL Developer
17 40 (3.48%) Linux Administrator
18 39 (3.40%) Node.js Developer
19 38 (3.31%) C Developer
20 36 (3.14%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 146 (12.72%) XML
2 90 (7.84%) HTML
3 76 (6.62%) SOAP
3 76 (6.62%) Web Services
4 65 (5.66%) REST
5 62 (5.40%) J2EE
6 58 (5.05%) Middleware
7 57 (4.97%) CSS
8 55 (4.79%) JSON
9 50 (4.36%) Java EE
10 48 (4.18%) JSF
11 40 (3.48%) .NET
11 40 (3.48%) Express
11 40 (3.48%) JMS
12 36 (3.14%) JPA
13 35 (3.05%) EJB
13 35 (3.05%) STL
14 33 (2.87%) Boost C++ Libraries
14 33 (2.87%) jQuery
15 32 (2.79%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 113 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
2 104 (9.06%) Data Centre
3 54 (4.70%) HACMP
4 52 (4.53%) Mainframe
5 41 (3.57%) Computer Science
5 41 (3.57%) Management Information System
6 39 (3.40%) Clustering
6 39 (3.40%) Derivative
7 37 (3.22%) User Experience
8 32 (2.79%) PKI
9 23 (2.00%) Smart Meter
10 20 (1.74%) iSeries
11 16 (1.39%) CESG
12 15 (1.31%) Replication
13 14 (1.22%) CESG CLAS
14 13 (1.13%) Enterprise Storage
15 12 (1.05%) Client/Server
15 12 (1.05%) Driving Licence
15 12 (1.05%) N-Tier
16 11 (0.96%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 653 (56.88%) Linux
2 350 (30.49%) Windows
3 146 (12.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 123 (10.71%) AIX
5 122 (10.63%) Solaris
6 64 (5.57%) Windows Server
7 56 (4.88%) Windows Server 2008
8 46 (4.01%) Windows Server 2003
9 42 (3.66%) HPUX
10 29 (2.53%) Mac OS X
10 29 (2.53%) MVS
10 29 (2.53%) Windows Server 2012
11 23 (2.00%) Windows NT
12 21 (1.83%) Oracle Linux
13 17 (1.48%) CentOS
14 14 (1.22%) zOS
15 13 (1.13%) SUSE
16 7 (0.61%) NetWare
17 6 (0.52%) Windows 2000 Server
17 6 (0.52%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 125 (10.89%) ITIL
3 103 (8.97%) OOD
4 99 (8.62%) Project Management
5 96 (8.36%) UML
6 94 (8.19%) Configuration Management
7 92 (8.01%) OO
8 87 (7.58%) Disaster Recovery
9 79 (6.88%) Multithreading
10 73 (6.36%) Migration
11 71 (6.18%) Open Source
11 71 (6.18%) Software Engineering
12 63 (5.49%) SDLC
13 60 (5.23%) DevOps
14 55 (4.79%) Unit Testing
15 54 (4.70%) MVC
15 54 (4.70%) Use Case
16 51 (4.44%) System Integration Testing
17 50 (4.36%) Integration Testing
18 49 (4.27%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 385 (33.54%) SQL
2 235 (20.47%) Java
3 216 (18.82%) Shell Script
4 144 (12.54%) JavaScript
5 134 (11.67%) Python
6 133 (11.59%) PL/SQL
7 121 (10.54%) Perl
8 116 (10.10%) C++
9 115 (10.02%) C
10 84 (7.32%) Ruby
11 49 (4.27%) PowerShell
12 38 (3.31%) Korn
13 36 (3.14%) Bash Shell
14 33 (2.87%) Jython
15 23 (2.00%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
16 17 (1.48%) PHP
16 17 (1.48%) VB
17 16 (1.39%) AWK
18 14 (1.22%) JCL
19 12 (1.05%) sed
Qualifications
1 291 (25.35%) Security Cleared
2 249 (21.69%) SC Cleared
3 59 (5.14%) Degree
4 50 (4.36%) DV Cleared
5 40 (3.48%) Cisco Certification
6 25 (2.18%) Microsoft Certification
7 24 (2.09%) ISTQB
8 22 (1.92%) CCNA
9 21 (1.83%) CISSP
10 19 (1.66%) MCSE
11 17 (1.48%) MCP
12 16 (1.39%) CESG Certified Professional
12 16 (1.39%) ISEB
13 14 (1.22%) CISM
13 14 (1.22%) CLAS
14 12 (1.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 10 (0.87%) CCNP
16 8 (0.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 8 (0.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 8 (0.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (5.84%) SLA
2 20 (1.74%) QA
3 8 (0.70%) PCI DSS
4 7 (0.61%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (0.44%) ISO 8583
6 4 (0.35%) COBIT
7 3 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.26%) TickIT
8 1 (0.087%) GxP
8 1 (0.087%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.087%) PMBOK
System Software
1 99 (8.62%) Active Directory
2 83 (7.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (2.87%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 21 (1.83%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 17 (1.48%) VMware ESX
6 14 (1.22%) NFS
7 13 (1.13%) Oracle RAC
8 11 (0.96%) vSphere
9 10 (0.87%) GPFS
9 10 (0.87%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 9 (0.78%) Hyper-V
11 8 (0.70%) Time Sharing Option
11 8 (0.70%) Veritas File System
12 7 (0.61%) GlusterFS
12 7 (0.61%) RHEV
12 7 (0.61%) XenApp
13 6 (0.52%) Docker
14 5 (0.44%) VMware Workstation
15 4 (0.35%) Samba
15 4 (0.35%) Xen
Systems Management
1 71 (6.18%) Puppet
2 41 (3.57%) Ansible
3 35 (3.05%) Control-M
4 28 (2.44%) NetBackup
5 26 (2.26%) Tivoli
6 25 (2.18%) HP Quality Center
7 19 (1.66%) Opscode Chef
8 17 (1.48%) HP Data Protector
9 15 (1.31%) CA Wily
9 15 (1.31%) Nagios
9 15 (1.31%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 13 (1.13%) Oracle ZFS
11 11 (0.96%) SCOM
12 10 (0.87%) SCCM
13 8 (0.70%) Red Hat Satellite
13 8 (0.70%) WSUS
14 7 (0.61%) yum
15 6 (0.52%) Backup Exec
15 6 (0.52%) HP SiteScope
15 6 (0.52%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 489 (42.60%) Oracle
2 158 (13.76%) Red Hat
3 123 (10.71%) IBM
3 123 (10.71%) VMware
4 93 (8.10%) Microsoft
5 92 (8.01%) HP
6 77 (6.71%) Citrix
7 48 (4.18%) Veritas
8 46 (4.01%) Informatica
9 43 (3.75%) EMC
10 39 (3.40%) Cisco
11 37 (3.22%) SAP
12 36 (3.14%) Sun
13 35 (3.05%) Remedy
14 28 (2.44%) Brocade
15 26 (2.26%) Sybase
16 20 (1.74%) NetApp
16 20 (1.74%) Symantec
17 18 (1.57%) webMethods
18 16 (1.39%) F5
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