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 6 March 2015 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 36 34 43
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +9
Contract jobs citing UNIX 470 441 298
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 4.97% 5.06% 3.92%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.49% 20.87% 17.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 176 155
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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 £273 £260 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £480 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 24 9
Average hourly rate £39.00 £17.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+122.85% -36.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £17.50 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £27.50 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £21.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+85.71% -23.63%
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
2294 2113 1660
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.24% 24.27% 21.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1128 972 763
Average daily rate £350 £314 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.46% -3.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £125 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 242 255
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £34.65 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%

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 6 March 2015.

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 6 March 2015.

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 6 March 2015. 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
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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 +9 170 £350 -3.44% 21
Berkshire -13 91 £350 - 32
Buckinghamshire -6 67 £375 -6.25% 11
Surrey -8 61 £350 -6.66% 49
Oxfordshire +17 40 £295 -30.79% 10
West Sussex -6 21 £326 +8.75% 1
East Sussex - 11 £310 - 8
Middlesex -6 2 £300 -9.43%
Kent -16 2 £480 -6.34% 3
Sussex - - - -
M4 Corridor - - - -
Home Counties - - - -
UNIX
England

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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.

1 499 (49.90%) Linux
2 313 (31.30%) Oracle
3 302 (30.20%) Windows
4 281 (28.10%) Security Cleared
5 264 (26.40%) SQL
6 259 (25.90%) SC Cleared
7 178 (17.80%) Java
8 161 (16.10%) Microsoft
9 159 (15.90%) Shell Script
10 147 (14.70%) Python
11 135 (13.50%) C++
11 135 (13.50%) HTML
12 134 (13.40%) C
13 133 (13.30%) Finance
14 128 (12.80%) JavaScript
15 123 (12.30%) Configuration Management
16 115 (11.50%) Solaris
16 115 (11.50%) VMware
17 114 (11.40%) Agile Software Development
18 113 (11.30%) Perl
19 112 (11.20%) Software Engineering
20 110 (11.00%) SAN
21 106 (10.60%) MS Excel
22 103 (10.30%) HP
23 102 (10.20%) Red Hat
24 101 (10.10%) Telecoms
24 101 (10.10%) Oracle Database
25 96 (9.60%) Project Management
26 90 (9.00%) Subversion
27 86 (8.60%) Analytical Skills

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 71 (7.10%) Apache
2 59 (5.90%) WebLogic
3 46 (4.60%) Tomcat
4 43 (4.30%) WebSphere
5 26 (2.60%) MS Exchange
6 25 (2.50%) JBoss
7 22 (2.20%) Node.js
8 17 (1.70%) WebSphere Application Server
9 16 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2010
10 13 (1.30%) IIS
11 12 (1.20%) Oracle 10gAS
12 11 (1.10%) SAS
12 11 (1.10%) uWSGI
13 8 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
13 8 (0.80%) Confluence
14 7 (0.70%) TIBCO EMS
14 7 (0.70%) CMS
14 7 (0.70%) IBM HTTP Server
14 7 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2003
15 6 (0.60%) MQSeries
Applications
1 106 (10.60%) MS Excel
2 26 (2.60%) MS Visio
3 23 (2.30%) MS Office
4 11 (1.10%) PaintShop Pro
5 9 (0.90%) Spreadsheet
6 8 (0.80%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.10%) MS Project
7 1 (0.10%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 63 (6.30%) Oracle EBS
2 26 (2.60%) Oracle EBS R12
3 23 (2.30%) Oracle Applications
4 10 (1.00%) Remedy ITSM
5 7 (0.70%) BusinessWorks
6 4 (0.40%) TIBCO iProcess
7 3 (0.30%) Maximo
7 3 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.20%) BusinessWare
8 2 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
8 2 (0.20%) Misys Midas
8 2 (0.20%) ResourceLink
9 1 (0.10%) Oracle Financials
9 1 (0.10%) Remedy AR System
9 1 (0.10%) Fredhopper
9 1 (0.10%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 1 (0.10%) Oracle HRMS
9 1 (0.10%) Dynamics CRM
9 1 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 31 (3.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (2.40%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (1.50%) Heroku
4 9 (0.90%) Amazon EC2
5 8 (0.80%) SaaS
6 2 (0.20%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.20%) GitHub
6 2 (0.20%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (0.10%) Office 365
7 1 (0.10%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 110 (11.00%) SAN
2 81 (8.10%) TCP/IP
2 81 (8.10%) Firewall
3 60 (6.00%) DNS
4 37 (3.70%) LDAP
5 35 (3.50%) WAN
5 35 (3.50%) HTTP
5 35 (3.50%) Internet
6 32 (3.20%) LAN
7 29 (2.90%) FTP
7 29 (2.90%) SSL
7 29 (2.90%) NAS
8 24 (2.40%) Network Security
9 23 (2.30%) Cisco ASA
10 21 (2.10%) HTTPS
10 21 (2.10%) SSH
11 20 (2.00%) SMTP
12 17 (1.70%) 3G
13 16 (1.60%) VPN
14 15 (1.50%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (10.10%) Oracle Database
2 59 (5.90%) PostgreSQL
3 56 (5.60%) Data Warehouse
4 53 (5.30%) MySQL
5 47 (4.70%) SQL Server
6 45 (4.50%) Oracle Database 11g
7 44 (4.40%) Oracle Reports
8 43 (4.30%) Relational Database
9 34 (3.40%) RDBMS
10 30 (3.00%) PowerCenter
11 26 (2.60%) Ingres
12 24 (2.40%) DB2
13 17 (1.70%) OLTP
14 12 (1.20%) Oracle Discoverer
15 9 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
15 9 (0.90%) Oracle Database 10g
15 9 (0.90%) Data Mart
15 9 (0.90%) Oracle Database 12c
16 8 (0.80%) Oracle ODI
17 7 (0.70%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 90 (9.00%) Subversion
2 71 (7.10%) ClearCase
3 70 (7.00%) Jenkins
4 60 (6.00%) Git (software)
5 58 (5.80%) CppUnit
5 58 (5.80%) NUnit
5 58 (5.80%) Ant
5 58 (5.80%) GoogleTest
6 34 (3.40%) CruiseControl
7 30 (3.00%) ClearQuest
8 25 (2.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 23 (2.30%) JIRA
10 20 (2.00%) Rational Rose
11 16 (1.60%) Maven
12 14 (1.40%) JUnit
12 14 (1.40%) Toad
13 10 (1.00%) Gerrit
14 9 (0.90%) Selenium
15 8 (0.80%) Eclipse
16 7 (0.70%) TestDirector
General
1 133 (13.30%) Finance
2 101 (10.10%) Telecoms
3 40 (4.00%) Banking
4 21 (2.10%) Retail
5 17 (1.70%) Marketing
6 13 (1.30%) Back Office
7 10 (1.00%) Manufacturing
8 9 (0.90%) Military
9 8 (0.80%) Billing
10 7 (0.70%) Spanish Language
10 7 (0.70%) Multimedia
11 6 (0.60%) Publishing
11 6 (0.60%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.50%) Front Office
12 5 (0.50%) Electronics
13 4 (0.40%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.20%) Automotive
14 2 (0.20%) Legal
14 2 (0.20%) French Language
15 1 (0.10%) German Language
Job Titles
1 236 (23.60%) Developer
2 136 (13.60%) Analyst
3 86 (8.60%) Architect
4 81 (8.10%) Administrator
5 48 (4.80%) Consultant
6 47 (4.70%) Test Analyst
7 46 (4.60%) Support Analyst
8 36 (3.60%) Software Engineer
9 35 (3.50%) Linux Engineer
10 34 (3.40%) Applications Support
11 28 (2.80%) Systems Administrator
11 28 (2.80%) Java Developer
12 27 (2.70%) C++ Developer
12 27 (2.70%) Infrastructure Architect
12 27 (2.70%) Network Engineer
13 26 (2.60%) DBA
14 25 (2.50%) Support Engineer
15 23 (2.30%) Solutions Architect
16 22 (2.20%) Technical Architect
16 22 (2.20%) UNIX Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 135 (13.50%) HTML
2 85 (8.50%) XML
3 75 (7.50%) .NET
4 66 (6.60%) JSP
5 55 (5.50%) J2EE
6 52 (5.20%) ASP.NET
7 50 (5.00%) CSS
8 48 (4.80%) Web Services
9 46 (4.60%) Motif
10 38 (3.80%) Middleware
11 37 (3.70%) jQuery
12 36 (3.60%) SOAP
13 26 (2.60%) Ruby on Rails
14 24 (2.40%) wxWidgets
15 22 (2.20%) HTML5
15 22 (2.20%) Spring
16 19 (1.90%) XHTML
17 16 (1.60%) Java EE
18 15 (1.50%) RESTful
19 13 (1.30%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 86 (8.60%) Analytical Skills
2 43 (4.30%) Clustering
3 27 (2.70%) Mainframe
4 23 (2.30%) Derivative
5 20 (2.00%) Management Information System
5 20 (2.00%) Mobile App
6 18 (1.80%) Computer Science
7 14 (1.40%) Statistics
8 13 (1.30%) PKI
8 13 (1.30%) HACMP
8 13 (1.30%) N-Tier
8 13 (1.30%) User Experience
9 11 (1.10%) iPhone
9 11 (1.10%) Smart Meter
10 10 (1.00%) iSeries
10 10 (1.00%) Open Source
11 9 (0.90%) Client/Server
12 8 (0.80%) Wiki
13 6 (0.60%) IBM Mainframe
13 6 (0.60%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 499 (49.90%) Linux
2 302 (30.20%) Windows
3 115 (11.50%) Solaris
4 77 (7.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 76 (7.60%) Windows Server 2008
6 68 (6.80%) AIX
7 61 (6.10%) Windows Server 2003
8 44 (4.40%) HPUX
9 28 (2.80%) Windows Server 2012
10 27 (2.70%) Windows 7
10 27 (2.70%) Mac OS X
11 19 (1.90%) Windows NT
11 19 (1.90%) Apple iOS
12 18 (1.80%) Windows 2000
13 16 (1.60%) Windows XP
14 12 (1.20%) Android
15 11 (1.10%) SUSE
16 9 (0.90%) Windows 2000 Server
17 8 (0.80%) VMS
18 6 (0.60%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (12.30%) Configuration Management
2 114 (11.40%) Agile Software Development
3 112 (11.20%) Software Engineering
4 96 (9.60%) Project Management
5 77 (7.70%) Continuous Integration
6 73 (7.30%) OO
7 71 (7.10%) UML
8 66 (6.60%) Multithreading
9 60 (6.00%) OOD
9 60 (6.00%) Migration
10 56 (5.60%) ITIL
11 54 (5.40%) Use Case
12 50 (5.00%) Test Scripting
12 50 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
13 43 (4.30%) Business Intelligence
13 43 (4.30%) Disaster Recovery
14 42 (4.20%) Scrum
15 39 (3.90%) Service Delivery
15 39 (3.90%) ETL
16 38 (3.80%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 264 (26.40%) SQL
2 178 (17.80%) Java
3 159 (15.90%) Shell Script
4 147 (14.70%) Python
5 135 (13.50%) C++
6 134 (13.40%) C
7 128 (12.80%) JavaScript
8 113 (11.30%) Perl
9 60 (6.00%) PL/SQL
10 54 (5.40%) PowerShell
11 47 (4.70%) PHP
12 40 (4.00%) Korn
13 39 (3.90%) Ruby
14 34 (3.40%) Bash Shell
15 29 (2.90%) C#
16 19 (1.90%) Objective-C
16 19 (1.90%) AWK
17 12 (1.20%) T-SQL
17 12 (1.20%) sed
18 11 (1.10%) VB
Qualifications
1 281 (28.10%) Security Cleared
2 259 (25.90%) SC Cleared
3 60 (6.00%) ISTQB
4 53 (5.30%) Degree
5 41 (4.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 40 (4.00%) DV Cleared
7 38 (3.80%) Cisco Certification
8 35 (3.50%) Microsoft Certification
9 30 (3.00%) ISEB
10 21 (2.10%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 20 (2.00%) VCP4
12 19 (1.90%) CCNA
12 19 (1.90%) MCITP
13 17 (1.70%) MCSE
14 12 (1.20%) CCNP
15 8 (0.80%) CISSP
15 8 (0.80%) MCP
15 8 (0.80%) HNC
16 5 (0.50%) RHCE
17 4 (0.40%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (2.70%) SLA
2 23 (2.30%) QA
3 8 (0.80%) PCI DSS
4 7 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (0.50%) WAI
6 3 (0.30%) COBIT
6 3 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.10%) COSO
7 1 (0.10%) Data Quality
System Software
1 81 (8.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 64 (6.40%) Active Directory
3 32 (3.20%) Oracle RAC
4 29 (2.90%) Oracle RMAN
5 22 (2.20%) NFS
6 18 (1.80%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 16 (1.60%) Samba
8 15 (1.50%) Hyper-V
8 15 (1.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 12 (1.20%) VMware ESX
9 12 (1.20%) Sendmail
9 12 (1.20%) vSphere
10 11 (1.10%) Shibboleth
10 11 (1.10%) Nmap
11 9 (0.90%) GPFS
12 8 (0.80%) Veritas File System
13 7 (0.70%) Firmware
14 5 (0.50%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 5 (0.50%) vCloud
15 4 (0.40%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 52 (5.20%) Puppet
2 29 (2.90%) Control-M
3 20 (2.00%) Tivoli
4 19 (1.90%) NetBackup
5 18 (1.80%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 15 (1.50%) SCOM
6 15 (1.50%) HP Quality Center
7 14 (1.40%) SCCM
7 14 (1.40%) Opscode Chef
8 12 (1.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 12 (1.20%) MIMEsweeper
8 12 (1.20%) MAILsweeper
9 11 (1.10%) Nagios
9 11 (1.10%) Nessus
10 10 (1.00%) SCSM
11 9 (0.90%) CA Wily
12 8 (0.80%) EMC NetWorker
12 8 (0.80%) Ansible
13 6 (0.60%) Veritas Storage Foundation
14 5 (0.50%) Netcool
Vendors
1 313 (31.30%) Oracle
2 161 (16.10%) Microsoft
3 115 (11.50%) VMware
4 103 (10.30%) HP
5 102 (10.20%) Red Hat
6 78 (7.80%) Cisco
7 63 (6.30%) Citrix
8 50 (5.00%) IBM
9 46 (4.60%) Sun
10 37 (3.70%) SAP
11 35 (3.50%) Juniper
11 35 (3.50%) NetApp
12 30 (3.00%) Informatica
12 30 (3.00%) Veritas
13 26 (2.60%) EMC
14 24 (2.40%) Remedy
15 23 (2.30%) Business Objects
16 22 (2.20%) Blue Coat
17 20 (2.00%) McAfee
18 18 (1.80%) F5
Surrey
Stott & May
Rate: From £0 to £1 per day £competitive
Posted: 11 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: £350 per day - 3 month contract with scope for extension
Posted: 13 hours ago
Hook, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £451.48 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Advanced Resource Managers
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading
People Source
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + home working
Posted: 3 days ago
Weybridge, Surrey
Synergize Consulting
Rate: From £35,000 to £42,000 per annum Up to £42,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Chertsey, Surrey
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Up to £40,000 per annum (pro rata) + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Gosport
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £510 - £530 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
South East England
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 14 days ago