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 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix
Rank 33 32 29
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -3
Contract jobs citing Unix 528 534 539
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 5.48% 5.36% 5.77%
As % of the Operating Systems category 22.44% 21.56% 22.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 234 243
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £275 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 19 32
Average hourly rate £44.50 £35.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.14% +32.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.20 £18.80 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £43.00 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.25 £35.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-39.28% +27.27%
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
2353 2477 2370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.43% 24.88% 25.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1398 1252 1181
Average daily rate £375 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £220 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £339 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.79% +6.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 228 238
Average hourly rate £18.50 £16.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.12% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.90 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.25% -0.93%

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 30 April 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 April 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 30 April 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
Surrey +20 140 £425 +13.33% 26
Hampshire -10 121 £350 -6.66% 25
Berkshire -8 103 £418 +4.37% 33
Buckinghamshire -1 52 £384 +18.99% 3
West Sussex -15 30 £413 -8.33% 2
Kent -11 29 £325 -37.50% 6
Oxfordshire +2 27 £438 +25.00% 7
Middlesex +6 12 £350 +17.64% 1
M4 Corridor - 8 £230 -
East Sussex +2 7 £325 -21.21% 2
Home Counties -5 1 - -
Unix
England

Unix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 April 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.

1 643 (61.71%) Linux
2 426 (40.88%) Oracle
3 336 (32.25%) SQL
4 271 (26.01%) Windows
5 248 (23.80%) Security Cleared
6 218 (20.92%) SC Cleared
7 209 (20.06%) Java
8 177 (16.99%) Shell Script
9 174 (16.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 173 (16.60%) Finance
11 171 (16.41%) Solaris
12 169 (16.22%) Red Hat
12 169 (16.22%) Oracle Database
13 155 (14.88%) XML
14 134 (12.86%) Agile Software Development
15 130 (12.48%) SAN
16 124 (11.90%) IBM
17 123 (11.80%) JavaScript
18 121 (11.61%) Python
19 120 (11.52%) AIX
20 118 (11.32%) Perl
21 114 (10.94%) HP
21 114 (10.94%) VMware
22 111 (10.65%) PL/SQL
23 103 (9.88%) Veritas
24 102 (9.79%) Configuration Management
24 102 (9.79%) Active Directory
24 102 (9.79%) C++
24 102 (9.79%) Project Management
25 96 (9.21%) Migration

Unix
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 82 (7.87%) WebLogic
2 54 (5.18%) JBoss
2 54 (5.18%) Tomcat
3 53 (5.09%) WebSphere
4 52 (4.99%) Apache
5 31 (2.98%) MS Exchange
6 28 (2.69%) IIS
7 22 (2.11%) Node.js
8 20 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2010
9 17 (1.63%) OpenStack
10 13 (1.25%) SharePoint Server
11 12 (1.15%) Confluence
12 10 (0.96%) SAS
13 8 (0.77%) SharePoint
14 7 (0.67%) Oracle Workflow
14 7 (0.67%) TPMS
14 7 (0.67%) WebSphere Application Server
15 6 (0.58%) IBM HTTP Server
16 5 (0.48%) Documentum
16 5 (0.48%) FileNet
Applications
1 86 (8.25%) MS Excel
2 26 (2.50%) MS Office
3 25 (2.40%) MS Visio
4 18 (1.73%) MS Project
5 17 (1.63%) PaintShop Pro
6 16 (1.54%) MS PowerPoint
7 5 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.096%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.096%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 15 (1.44%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (1.15%) Oracle EBS R12
3 10 (0.96%) OpenText Process Suite
4 4 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (0.38%) Oracle BPM
4 4 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.19%) BigMachines
5 2 (0.19%) Eloqua
5 2 (0.19%) Oracle 11i
5 2 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.096%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.096%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.096%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.096%) Oracle HRMS
6 1 (0.096%) Oracle iProcurement
6 1 (0.096%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.096%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.096%) SAP PSCD
6 1 (0.096%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 33 (3.17%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (1.06%) SaaS
3 7 (0.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.67%) PaaS
4 4 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.38%) HP Helion
5 3 (0.29%) Boomi
5 3 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (0.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.19%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.096%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.096%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.096%) CloudBees
7 1 (0.096%) GitHub
7 1 (0.096%) IaaS
7 1 (0.096%) Office 365
7 1 (0.096%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 130 (12.48%) SAN
2 61 (5.85%) TCP/IP
3 55 (5.28%) LDAP
4 43 (4.13%) DNS
4 43 (4.13%) Fibre Channel
5 41 (3.93%) Firewall
6 40 (3.84%) WAN
7 39 (3.74%) LAN
8 35 (3.36%) HTTP
8 35 (3.36%) NAS
9 29 (2.78%) DHCP
10 27 (2.59%) SMTP
11 26 (2.50%) Internet
12 24 (2.30%) Diameter Protocol
12 24 (2.30%) Network Security
12 24 (2.30%) SS7
13 22 (2.11%) FTP
14 20 (1.92%) SSL
14 20 (1.92%) VPN
15 18 (1.73%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 169 (16.22%) Oracle Database
2 90 (8.64%) SQL Server
3 81 (7.77%) Oracle Database 11g
4 64 (6.14%) MySQL
5 49 (4.70%) DB2
6 38 (3.65%) PostgreSQL
7 37 (3.55%) Relational Database
8 35 (3.36%) Oracle Database 12c
9 34 (3.26%) MongoDB
10 33 (3.17%) NoSQL
10 33 (3.17%) Oracle Database 10g
10 33 (3.17%) Oracle Reports
11 23 (2.21%) Data Warehouse
12 22 (2.11%) VLDB
13 21 (2.02%) OLTP
14 18 (1.73%) PowerCenter
15 15 (1.44%) Hadoop
15 15 (1.44%) RDBMS
16 12 (1.15%) Neo4j
17 11 (1.06%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 88 (8.45%) Subversion
2 86 (8.25%) Git (software)
3 70 (6.72%) Ant
4 58 (5.57%) Jenkins
5 52 (4.99%) ClearCase
6 49 (4.70%) Maven
6 49 (4.70%) SoapUI
7 41 (3.93%) GoogleTest
8 39 (3.74%) NUnit
9 38 (3.65%) CppUnit
10 37 (3.55%) Oracle Forms
11 30 (2.88%) JIRA
12 27 (2.59%) Toad
13 20 (1.92%) Eclipse
14 18 (1.73%) JUnit
14 18 (1.73%) Vagrant
15 17 (1.63%) Selenium
16 16 (1.54%) ClearQuest
16 16 (1.54%) TeamCity
17 13 (1.25%) Cucumber
General
1 173 (16.60%) Finance
2 87 (8.35%) Telecoms
3 75 (7.20%) Banking
4 37 (3.55%) Retail
5 16 (1.54%) Back Office
6 13 (1.25%) Investment Banking
7 8 (0.77%) Manufacturing
7 8 (0.77%) Military
8 6 (0.58%) Spanish Language
9 5 (0.48%) Legal
9 5 (0.48%) Marketing
9 5 (0.48%) Retail Banking
10 4 (0.38%) Electronics
11 3 (0.29%) Games
11 3 (0.29%) Law
12 2 (0.19%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.096%) Billing
13 1 (0.096%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.096%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 224 (21.50%) Developer
2 145 (13.92%) Administrator
3 110 (10.56%) Analyst
4 85 (8.16%) Linux Engineer
5 84 (8.06%) Architect
6 79 (7.58%) Unix Administrator
7 78 (7.49%) Unix Engineer
8 73 (7.01%) Systems Administrator
9 63 (6.05%) Oracle Developer
10 61 (5.85%) DBA
11 51 (4.89%) Java Developer
12 48 (4.61%) SQL Developer
13 47 (4.51%) DevOps Engineer
13 47 (4.51%) Linux Administrator
13 47 (4.51%) Unix Linux Engineer
14 45 (4.32%) Support Engineer
14 45 (4.32%) Test Analyst
15 44 (4.22%) Consultant
15 44 (4.22%) Unix Systems Administrator
16 35 (3.36%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 155 (14.88%) XML
2 86 (8.25%) SOAP
3 84 (8.06%) HTML
4 74 (7.10%) Web Services
5 55 (5.28%) Middleware
6 51 (4.89%) .NET
7 49 (4.70%) CSS
8 45 (4.32%) J2EE
8 45 (4.32%) REST
9 44 (4.22%) JSON
10 32 (3.07%) Java EE
11 31 (2.98%) jQuery
12 30 (2.88%) JMS
13 28 (2.69%) JSF
14 27 (2.59%) STL
14 27 (2.59%) XML Messaging
15 25 (2.40%) Boost C++ Libraries
16 24 (2.30%) Hibernate
16 24 (2.30%) Spring
17 22 (2.11%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 95 (9.12%) Data Centre
2 93 (8.93%) Analytical Skills
3 58 (5.57%) Clustering
4 50 (4.80%) Computer Science
5 34 (3.26%) Derivative
5 34 (3.26%) HACMP
6 31 (2.98%) Mainframe
7 29 (2.78%) EMC VMAX
7 29 (2.78%) Management Information System
8 24 (2.30%) PKI
8 24 (2.30%) Smart Meter
9 22 (2.11%) User Experience
10 21 (2.02%) Replication
11 18 (1.73%) Private Cloud
12 14 (1.34%) iSeries
13 13 (1.25%) Cryptography
13 13 (1.25%) Enterprise Storage
14 12 (1.15%) CESG
14 12 (1.15%) Client/Server
15 10 (0.96%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 643 (61.71%) Linux
2 271 (26.01%) Windows
3 174 (16.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 171 (16.41%) Solaris
5 120 (11.52%) AIX
6 55 (5.28%) Windows Server
7 50 (4.80%) Windows Server 2008
8 35 (3.36%) Windows Server 2003
9 30 (2.88%) HPUX
10 28 (2.69%) Windows Server 2012
11 23 (2.21%) CentOS
12 22 (2.11%) Mac OS X
12 22 (2.11%) Oracle Linux
13 15 (1.44%) MVS
13 15 (1.44%) Windows 7
13 15 (1.44%) zOS
14 12 (1.15%) Windows NT
15 10 (0.96%) SUSE
16 9 (0.86%) Apple iOS
16 9 (0.86%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (12.86%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (9.79%) Configuration Management
2 102 (9.79%) Project Management
3 96 (9.21%) Migration
4 93 (8.93%) DevOps
5 90 (8.64%) ITIL
6 75 (7.20%) Disaster Recovery
7 71 (6.81%) Use Case
8 68 (6.53%) Multithreading
8 68 (6.53%) OOD
8 68 (6.53%) Software Engineering
9 61 (5.85%) OO
9 61 (5.85%) UML
10 58 (5.57%) Open Source
10 58 (5.57%) SDLC
11 56 (5.37%) System Integration Testing
12 52 (4.99%) Continuous Integration
13 51 (4.89%) Integration Testing
14 48 (4.61%) High Availability
14 48 (4.61%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 336 (32.25%) SQL
2 209 (20.06%) Java
3 177 (16.99%) Shell Script
4 123 (11.80%) JavaScript
5 121 (11.61%) Python
6 118 (11.32%) Perl
7 111 (10.65%) PL/SQL
8 102 (9.79%) C++
9 96 (9.21%) C
10 48 (4.61%) Ruby
11 47 (4.51%) PowerShell
12 36 (3.45%) Korn
13 33 (3.17%) PHP
14 29 (2.78%) Bash Shell
15 21 (2.02%) C#
15 21 (2.02%) VB
16 20 (1.92%) AWK
17 19 (1.82%) Jython
18 14 (1.34%) sed
19 13 (1.25%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 248 (23.80%) Security Cleared
2 218 (20.92%) SC Cleared
3 66 (6.33%) Degree
4 40 (3.84%) ISTQB
5 33 (3.17%) Cisco Certification
6 28 (2.69%) DV Cleared
7 26 (2.50%) ISEB
8 23 (2.21%) Microsoft Certification
9 19 (1.82%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 19 (1.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 17 (1.63%) CISSP
11 14 (1.34%) CESG Certified Professional
11 14 (1.34%) MCITP
12 13 (1.25%) CCNA
13 12 (1.15%) OCP
13 12 (1.15%) Oracle Certification
14 10 (0.96%) CCNP
15 9 (0.86%) MCSE
16 8 (0.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 6 (0.58%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (5.09%) SLA
2 24 (2.30%) QA
3 7 (0.67%) Data Quality
3 7 (0.67%) PCI DSS
3 7 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (0.58%) RMADS
5 4 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.29%) COBIT
6 3 (0.29%) PMBOK
7 2 (0.19%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.096%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.096%) ISO 8583
8 1 (0.096%) TickIT
System Software
1 102 (9.79%) Active Directory
2 77 (7.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 53 (5.09%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 40 (3.84%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 23 (2.21%) GlusterFS
6 21 (2.02%) Oracle RAC
7 19 (1.82%) VMware ESX
8 16 (1.54%) XenApp
9 13 (1.25%) NFS
10 12 (1.15%) Hyper-V
10 12 (1.15%) XenDesktop
11 11 (1.06%) Veritas File System
12 10 (0.96%) vSphere
13 9 (0.86%) Docker
13 9 (0.86%) Firmware
13 9 (0.86%) Sendmail
14 7 (0.67%) Oracle Clusterware
15 5 (0.48%) GPFS
16 4 (0.38%) RHEV
16 4 (0.38%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 81 (7.77%) Puppet
2 59 (5.66%) Ansible
3 49 (4.70%) NetBackup
4 31 (2.98%) HP Quality Center
4 31 (2.98%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 28 (2.69%) Opscode Chef
5 28 (2.69%) Red Hat Satellite
6 24 (2.30%) Oracle ZFS
7 23 (2.21%) Control-M
8 22 (2.11%) Nagios
9 21 (2.02%) Tivoli
10 17 (1.63%) HP Data Protector
11 15 (1.44%) Oracle RMAN
12 13 (1.25%) Data Guard
13 11 (1.06%) CA Wily
13 11 (1.06%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 10 (0.96%) Legato
14 10 (0.96%) SCCM
14 10 (0.96%) yum
15 9 (0.86%) WSUS
Vendors
1 426 (40.88%) Oracle
2 169 (16.22%) Red Hat
3 124 (11.90%) IBM
4 114 (10.94%) HP
4 114 (10.94%) VMware
5 103 (9.88%) Veritas
6 90 (8.64%) Microsoft
7 63 (6.05%) EMC
8 57 (5.47%) Citrix
9 48 (4.61%) Cisco
10 45 (4.32%) Sun
11 42 (4.03%) Brocade
12 37 (3.55%) Informatica
13 35 (3.36%) Sybase
14 33 (3.17%) NetApp
15 26 (2.50%) Remedy
16 25 (2.40%) StorageTek
17 23 (2.21%) SAP
17 23 (2.21%) Symantec
18 14 (1.34%) Dell
Crawley, West Sussex
Comtecs
Rate: £450 - £500 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Winchester, Hampshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre (Hursley)
Rate: Up to £47,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Havant, Hampshire
Informatiq Consulting
Rate: £60 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
AAP3
Rate: £55 - £60 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
AAP3
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £445 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
AAP3
Rate: £55 - £60 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: From £450 to £480 per day
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Bracknell, Berkshire
onezeero.
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
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Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
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Camberley
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
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Farnham
Spectrum IT
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Oxfordshire
Maxegan
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Oxfordshire
Maxegan
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Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey
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High Wycombe
Arrows Group Ltd
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