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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 33 30 36
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +6
Contract jobs citing UNIX 530 530 425
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 5.33% 5.68% 5.06%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.51% 22.58% 22.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 237 230
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £261 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 32 15
Average hourly rate £35.00 £26.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.07% -3.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £17.50 £20.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £51.00 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -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
2464 2347 1881
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.77% 25.17% 22.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1239 1165 875
Average daily rate £363 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £138 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 227 238 256
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £12.09 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-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 28 April 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 28 April 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 28 April 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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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 -1 162 £375 +1.69% 38
Berkshire +6 138 £388 +3.33% 23
Surrey -12 78 £375 -11.76% 35
Buckinghamshire -7 72 £323 -14.00% 6
Oxfordshire +10 30 £350 -3.44% 10
West Sussex -2 28 £450 -10.22% 3
Kent -1 13 £520 +1.46% 2
East Sussex - 6 £413 - 6
Middlesex -3 2 £298 -27.43% 1
Home Counties +7 1 - -
Sussex - 1 £350 -
UNIX
England

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 April 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.

1 525 (53.25%) Linux
2 295 (29.92%) Oracle
3 292 (29.61%) Windows
4 262 (26.57%) Security Cleared
5 251 (25.46%) SQL
6 235 (23.83%) SC Cleared
7 183 (18.56%) Shell Script
8 179 (18.15%) Java
9 162 (16.43%) Python
10 148 (15.01%) Microsoft
11 132 (13.39%) Finance
12 131 (13.29%) C++
13 126 (12.78%) C
13 126 (12.78%) Solaris
13 126 (12.78%) Configuration Management
14 123 (12.47%) JavaScript
14 123 (12.47%) Perl
15 121 (12.27%) HTML
16 120 (12.17%) VMware
16 120 (12.17%) Agile Software Development
17 112 (11.36%) SAN
18 108 (10.95%) Oracle Database
19 107 (10.85%) Red Hat
20 104 (10.55%) MS Excel
21 103 (10.45%) Software Engineering
22 101 (10.24%) Telecoms
23 100 (10.14%) AIX
24 98 (9.94%) HP
25 90 (9.13%) Analytical Skills
26 86 (8.72%) Project Management

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 75 (7.61%) Apache
2 62 (6.29%) WebLogic
2 62 (6.29%) WebSphere
3 44 (4.46%) Tomcat
4 31 (3.14%) MS Exchange
5 26 (2.64%) JBoss
5 26 (2.64%) Node.js
6 25 (2.54%) WebSphere Application Server
7 18 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2010
8 14 (1.42%) IIS
9 13 (1.32%) Oracle 10gAS
10 11 (1.12%) SAS
10 11 (1.12%) uWSGI
11 10 (1.01%) CMS
12 9 (0.91%) IBM HTTP Server
13 6 (0.61%) SharePoint
14 5 (0.51%) Confluence
14 5 (0.51%) Lync
14 5 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2003
14 5 (0.51%) MQSeries
Applications
1 104 (10.55%) MS Excel
2 22 (2.23%) MS Office
3 19 (1.93%) MS Visio
4 13 (1.32%) PaintShop Pro
4 13 (1.32%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.10%) SPSS
6 1 (0.10%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 49 (4.97%) Oracle EBS
2 28 (2.84%) Oracle EBS R12
3 18 (1.83%) Oracle Applications
4 12 (1.22%) Maximo
5 11 (1.12%) Remedy ITSM
6 7 (0.71%) BusinessWorks
7 4 (0.41%) TIBCO iProcess
7 4 (0.41%) Fredhopper
8 2 (0.20%) Remedy AR System
8 2 (0.20%) BusinessWare
8 2 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (0.10%) Dynamics CRM
9 1 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.10%) Unica
9 1 (0.10%) Oracle General Ledger
9 1 (0.10%) Oracle Payables
9 1 (0.10%) Oracle Receivables
9 1 (0.10%) Oracle Cash Management
9 1 (0.10%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 51 (5.17%) Microsoft Azure
1 51 (5.17%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (2.03%) Heroku
3 11 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
4 9 (0.91%) SaaS
5 4 (0.41%) PaaS
5 4 (0.41%) IaaS
6 2 (0.20%) Amazon EMR
6 2 (0.20%) HP Helion
6 2 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.20%) Amazon Glacier
6 2 (0.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.20%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.20%) Office 365
6 2 (0.20%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 112 (11.36%) SAN
2 82 (8.32%) TCP/IP
3 72 (7.30%) Firewall
4 66 (6.69%) DNS
5 55 (5.58%) LDAP
6 46 (4.67%) WAN
7 36 (3.65%) HTTP
8 35 (3.55%) LAN
9 28 (2.84%) SSL
9 28 (2.84%) Internet
9 28 (2.84%) Network Security
10 24 (2.43%) VPN
11 23 (2.33%) SSH
12 22 (2.23%) 3G
12 22 (2.23%) Cisco ASA
12 22 (2.23%) LTE
13 19 (1.93%) NAS
13 19 (1.93%) SMTP
14 17 (1.72%) 4G
14 17 (1.72%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (10.95%) Oracle Database
2 50 (5.07%) Relational Database
3 48 (4.87%) Oracle Database 11g
4 46 (4.67%) Data Warehouse
5 45 (4.56%) SQL Server
5 45 (4.56%) DB2
6 40 (4.06%) MySQL
7 38 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
8 37 (3.75%) Oracle Reports
9 34 (3.45%) RDBMS
10 28 (2.84%) PowerCenter
11 22 (2.23%) OLTP
12 14 (1.42%) Ingres
12 14 (1.42%) Oracle Database 12c
13 13 (1.32%) Oracle Discoverer
14 12 (1.22%) Oracle ODI
15 10 (1.01%) Oracle Database 10g
15 10 (1.01%) Data Mart
16 9 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 7 (0.71%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 76 (7.71%) Subversion
2 73 (7.40%) Jenkins
3 68 (6.90%) Git (software)
4 65 (6.59%) ClearCase
5 51 (5.17%) CppUnit
5 51 (5.17%) NUnit
5 51 (5.17%) GoogleTest
6 48 (4.87%) Ant
7 32 (3.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 24 (2.43%) CruiseControl
9 20 (2.03%) ClearQuest
10 18 (1.83%) Rational Rose
11 17 (1.72%) Selenium
12 15 (1.52%) JIRA
12 15 (1.52%) Toad
13 11 (1.12%) LoadRunner
14 10 (1.01%) Gerrit
15 9 (0.91%) RSpec
15 9 (0.91%) SoapUI
15 9 (0.91%) Oracle Forms
General
1 132 (13.39%) Finance
2 101 (10.24%) Telecoms
3 38 (3.85%) Banking
4 28 (2.84%) Retail
5 14 (1.42%) Billing
6 13 (1.32%) Back Office
7 12 (1.22%) Marketing
8 7 (0.71%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.61%) Multimedia
9 6 (0.61%) Electronics
10 5 (0.51%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.51%) Front Office
10 5 (0.51%) Publishing
10 5 (0.51%) Military
11 4 (0.41%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.20%) Games
12 2 (0.20%) Legal
13 1 (0.10%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.10%) Advertising
13 1 (0.10%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 237 (24.04%) Developer
2 118 (11.97%) Analyst
3 82 (8.32%) Administrator
4 66 (6.69%) Architect
5 49 (4.97%) Consultant
6 47 (4.77%) Test Analyst
7 42 (4.26%) Systems Administrator
8 37 (3.75%) Support Analyst
9 31 (3.14%) DBA
9 31 (3.14%) Software Engineer
10 29 (2.94%) Linux Engineer
11 28 (2.84%) Network Engineer
11 28 (2.84%) C++ Developer
12 27 (2.74%) UNIX Administrator
13 26 (2.64%) Infrastructure Architect
14 24 (2.43%) Support Engineer
14 24 (2.43%) Linux Administrator
15 23 (2.33%) Security Engineer
15 23 (2.33%) Applications Support
15 23 (2.33%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (12.27%) HTML
2 83 (8.42%) XML
3 65 (6.59%) .NET
4 58 (5.88%) J2EE
5 51 (5.17%) JSP
6 47 (4.77%) Web Services
7 43 (4.36%) Middleware
8 42 (4.26%) ASP.NET
9 38 (3.85%) CSS
10 35 (3.55%) Motif
11 33 (3.35%) SOAP
12 26 (2.64%) Ruby on Rails
13 22 (2.23%) jQuery
13 22 (2.23%) HTML5
14 18 (1.83%) RESTful
15 14 (1.42%) Oracle Fusion
15 14 (1.42%) wxWidgets
15 14 (1.42%) Spring
15 14 (1.42%) Java EE
16 13 (1.32%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 90 (9.13%) Analytical Skills
2 51 (5.17%) Clustering
3 25 (2.54%) Computer Science
4 24 (2.43%) Derivative
5 23 (2.33%) HACMP
5 23 (2.33%) Management Information System
6 22 (2.23%) PKI
7 18 (1.83%) Mainframe
7 18 (1.83%) Mobile App
8 14 (1.42%) N-Tier
9 13 (1.32%) User Experience
10 12 (1.22%) iSeries
10 12 (1.22%) Client/Server
11 11 (1.12%) Replication
11 11 (1.12%) iPhone
11 11 (1.12%) Open Source
12 10 (1.01%) Statistics
13 8 (0.81%) Wiki
13 8 (0.81%) AS400
13 8 (0.81%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 525 (53.25%) Linux
2 292 (29.61%) Windows
3 126 (12.78%) Solaris
4 100 (10.14%) AIX
5 84 (8.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 53 (5.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 47 (4.77%) Windows Server 2003
8 42 (4.26%) Mac OS X
9 40 (4.06%) HPUX
10 19 (1.93%) Windows Server 2012
11 18 (1.83%) Apple iOS
12 15 (1.52%) Windows 2000
13 14 (1.42%) Windows 7
14 13 (1.32%) Android
15 12 (1.22%) Windows NT
15 12 (1.22%) Windows XP
16 11 (1.12%) SUSE
17 10 (1.01%) VMS
18 8 (0.81%) NetWare
19 7 (0.71%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (12.78%) Configuration Management
2 120 (12.17%) Agile Software Development
3 103 (10.45%) Software Engineering
4 86 (8.72%) Project Management
5 77 (7.81%) Continuous Integration
6 67 (6.80%) Multithreading
7 66 (6.69%) OO
8 61 (6.19%) UML
9 60 (6.09%) Performance Tuning
10 58 (5.88%) Migration
11 53 (5.38%) ITIL
12 52 (5.27%) Use Case
13 49 (4.97%) OOD
14 47 (4.77%) Test Scripting
15 46 (4.67%) Scrum
16 45 (4.56%) Disaster Recovery
17 38 (3.85%) Service Delivery
18 37 (3.75%) Service Management
18 37 (3.75%) TDD
18 37 (3.75%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 251 (25.46%) SQL
2 183 (18.56%) Shell Script
3 179 (18.15%) Java
4 162 (16.43%) Python
5 131 (13.29%) C++
6 126 (12.78%) C
7 123 (12.47%) JavaScript
7 123 (12.47%) Perl
8 71 (7.20%) PowerShell
9 66 (6.69%) PL/SQL
10 54 (5.48%) Ruby
11 50 (5.07%) PHP
12 39 (3.96%) Bash Shell
13 34 (3.45%) Korn
14 23 (2.33%) C#
15 19 (1.93%) Objective-C
16 15 (1.52%) Go
17 12 (1.22%) T-SQL
18 9 (0.91%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
19 7 (0.71%) AWK
Qualifications
1 262 (26.57%) Security Cleared
2 235 (23.83%) SC Cleared
3 59 (5.98%) ISTQB
4 54 (5.48%) Degree
5 46 (4.67%) ISEB
6 40 (4.06%) Cisco Certification
7 39 (3.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 38 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
9 36 (3.65%) DV Cleared
10 28 (2.84%) MCITP
11 27 (2.74%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 15 (1.52%) CCNP
12 15 (1.52%) CCNA
13 10 (1.01%) MCSE
14 8 (0.81%) CISSP
15 7 (0.71%) SCSA
15 7 (0.71%) Sun Certification
16 6 (0.61%) MCP
16 6 (0.61%) HNC
17 5 (0.51%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (3.35%) QA
2 19 (1.93%) SLA
3 6 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.41%) COBIT
5 2 (0.20%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.20%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 14443
6 1 (0.10%) COSO
6 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 78 (7.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 60 (6.09%) Active Directory
3 30 (3.04%) Oracle RAC
4 26 (2.64%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 20 (2.03%) NFS
6 16 (1.62%) Samba
6 16 (1.62%) Hyper-V
7 14 (1.42%) Shibboleth
8 13 (1.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 13 (1.32%) Sendmail
9 12 (1.22%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 12 (1.22%) GPFS
10 8 (0.81%) Veritas File System
10 8 (0.81%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 8 (0.81%) VMware ESX
10 8 (0.81%) Firmware
11 7 (0.71%) vSphere
12 5 (0.51%) XenDesktop
12 5 (0.51%) Tivoli Directory Server
12 5 (0.51%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 66 (6.69%) Puppet
2 31 (3.14%) Tivoli
2 31 (3.14%) Oracle RMAN
3 26 (2.64%) Control-M
4 25 (2.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 23 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
6 22 (2.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 18 (1.83%) SCOM
8 17 (1.72%) SCCM
9 16 (1.62%) HP Quality Center
10 15 (1.52%) NetBackup
11 13 (1.32%) MIMEsweeper
11 13 (1.32%) MAILsweeper
12 12 (1.22%) SCSM
13 11 (1.12%) Data Guard
14 7 (0.71%) Nessus
14 7 (0.71%) Nmap
15 6 (0.61%) CA Wily
15 6 (0.61%) CA Single Sign-On
16 5 (0.51%) Nagios
Vendors
1 295 (29.92%) Oracle
2 148 (15.01%) Microsoft
3 120 (12.17%) VMware
4 107 (10.85%) Red Hat
5 98 (9.94%) HP
6 80 (8.11%) Cisco
7 68 (6.90%) IBM
8 48 (4.87%) Sun
9 47 (4.77%) Citrix
10 43 (4.36%) Veritas
11 41 (4.16%) Juniper
11 41 (4.16%) NetApp
12 32 (3.25%) Informatica
13 29 (2.94%) SAP
14 23 (2.33%) McAfee
15 22 (2.23%) Blue Coat
15 22 (2.23%) EMC
16 21 (2.13%) Remedy
17 18 (1.83%) Sybase
18 17 (1.72%) F5
Didcot, Oxfordshire
Fusion Experience
Rate: £535 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
South East England
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Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
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Rate: Unspecified Market rate
Posted: 10 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
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Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Kelway (UK) Ltd
Rate: Day Rate - Negotiable
Posted: 22 hours ago
Hampshire
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Hook, Hampshire
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Rate: £250 - £275 per day
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Hampshire
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Kelway Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Contract - Day Rate - Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
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Rate: £450 - £550 per annum
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Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
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