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 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 36 36 48
Rank change year-on-year
0 +12
Contract jobs citing UNIX 459 390 268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 4.92% 4.69% 3.57%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.07% 19.39% 17.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 152 137
Average daily rate
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£338 £350 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £261 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 18 17
Average hourly rate £39.00 £17.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+122.85% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.30 £11.25 £14.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £21.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £21.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+72.61% -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
2287 2011 1557
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.50% 24.16% 20.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1128 891 727
Average daily rate £330 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £140 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.93% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 185 243 249
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £11.25 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -11.76%

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 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +18 185 £350 - 29
Berkshire -16 90 £335 -4.28% 52
Buckinghamshire +1 57 £419 +24.07% 15
Surrey -1 57 £350 -3.44% 36
Oxfordshire +6 30 £290 -43.41% 10
East Sussex +1 11 £310 - 2
Kent -11 9 £410 -18.00% 4
West Sussex -17 9 £313 +4.16% 7
Middlesex -1 6 £316 +20.19% 3
Sussex - - - -
UNIX
England

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 456 (47.50%) Linux
2 313 (32.60%) Oracle
3 299 (31.15%) Windows
4 259 (26.98%) SQL
5 253 (26.35%) Security Cleared
6 231 (24.06%) SC Cleared
7 174 (18.13%) Microsoft
8 163 (16.98%) Java
9 142 (14.79%) Finance
10 140 (14.58%) Shell Script
11 129 (13.44%) HTML
12 126 (13.13%) C
13 124 (12.92%) Python
14 120 (12.50%) JavaScript
15 117 (12.19%) C++
16 115 (11.98%) SAN
17 113 (11.77%) Solaris
18 112 (11.67%) MS Excel
18 112 (11.67%) VMware
19 111 (11.56%) Agile Software Development
20 110 (11.46%) Red Hat
21 103 (10.73%) HP
22 102 (10.63%) Telecoms
23 101 (10.52%) Configuration Management
24 99 (10.31%) Oracle Database
25 98 (10.21%) Perl
26 93 (9.69%) Analytical Skills
27 92 (9.58%) Project Management
28 91 (9.48%) Subversion
29 89 (9.27%) Software Engineering

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 74 (7.71%) Apache
2 50 (5.21%) WebLogic
3 43 (4.48%) Tomcat
4 32 (3.33%) WebSphere
5 24 (2.50%) MS Exchange
6 19 (1.98%) IIS
7 18 (1.88%) JBoss
8 12 (1.25%) BizTalk Server
8 12 (1.25%) SharePoint
9 11 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2010
9 11 (1.15%) uWSGI
10 8 (0.83%) CMS
10 8 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2003
11 7 (0.73%) GlassFish
11 7 (0.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 7 (0.73%) IBM HTTP Server
12 6 (0.63%) SAS
12 6 (0.63%) WebSphere Application Server
12 6 (0.63%) Oracle 10gAS
13 5 (0.52%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 112 (11.67%) MS Excel
2 26 (2.71%) MS Visio
3 20 (2.08%) MS Office
4 12 (1.25%) Spreadsheet
5 10 (1.04%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (0.73%) PaintShop Pro
7 2 (0.21%) MS Project
8 1 (0.10%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 57 (5.94%) Oracle EBS
2 20 (2.08%) Oracle EBS R12
3 16 (1.67%) Oracle Applications
4 7 (0.73%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.42%) BusinessWorks
5 4 (0.42%) TIBCO iProcess
5 4 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.31%) Maximo
7 2 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.21%) ResourceLink
7 2 (0.21%) Misys Midas
8 1 (0.10%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 1 (0.10%) Remedy AR System
8 1 (0.10%) Oracle HRMS
8 1 (0.10%) Oracle 11i
8 1 (0.10%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 24 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (1.88%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (1.46%) Heroku
4 7 (0.73%) SaaS
5 4 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.10%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.10%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 115 (11.98%) SAN
2 73 (7.60%) Firewall
3 68 (7.08%) DNS
4 64 (6.67%) TCP/IP
5 41 (4.27%) LDAP
6 39 (4.06%) NAS
7 30 (3.13%) FTP
8 28 (2.92%) HTTP
8 28 (2.92%) Network Security
9 27 (2.81%) Internet
10 25 (2.60%) WAN
10 25 (2.60%) SSL
11 24 (2.50%) LAN
12 23 (2.40%) 3G
13 21 (2.19%) Cisco ASA
13 21 (2.19%) LTE
14 20 (2.08%) HTTPS
15 19 (1.98%) SSH
15 19 (1.98%) DHCP
16 18 (1.88%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (10.31%) Oracle Database
2 71 (7.40%) MySQL
3 63 (6.56%) PostgreSQL
4 59 (6.15%) SQL Server
5 58 (6.04%) Data Warehouse
6 44 (4.58%) Relational Database
7 37 (3.85%) Oracle Reports
8 36 (3.75%) Oracle Database 11g
9 33 (3.44%) RDBMS
10 32 (3.33%) PowerCenter
11 26 (2.71%) Ingres
12 14 (1.46%) OLTP
12 14 (1.46%) DB2
13 8 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
14 7 (0.73%) Oracle Database 12c
14 7 (0.73%) Data Mart
14 7 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 6 (0.63%) Oracle Discoverer
15 6 (0.63%) Pentaho
16 5 (0.52%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 91 (9.48%) Subversion
2 61 (6.35%) ClearCase
2 61 (6.35%) Jenkins
3 51 (5.31%) Git (software)
4 50 (5.21%) CppUnit
4 50 (5.21%) GoogleTest
4 50 (5.21%) NUnit
5 49 (5.10%) Ant
6 34 (3.54%) CruiseControl
7 30 (3.13%) ClearQuest
8 22 (2.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 17 (1.77%) JUnit
10 16 (1.67%) Rational Rose
10 16 (1.67%) JIRA
11 15 (1.56%) Maven
12 14 (1.46%) Selenium
13 12 (1.25%) Toad
14 11 (1.15%) QuickTest Pro
15 10 (1.04%) Eclipse
16 8 (0.83%) WebDriver
General
1 142 (14.79%) Finance
2 102 (10.63%) Telecoms
3 41 (4.27%) Banking
4 18 (1.88%) Marketing
5 15 (1.56%) Retail
6 10 (1.04%) Manufacturing
7 9 (0.94%) Spanish Language
7 9 (0.94%) Military
8 7 (0.73%) Back Office
9 6 (0.63%) Electronics
9 6 (0.63%) Publishing
9 6 (0.63%) Multimedia
10 5 (0.52%) Automotive
10 5 (0.52%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.42%) Front Office
11 4 (0.42%) Aerospace
11 4 (0.42%) Billing
12 3 (0.31%) Legal
13 2 (0.21%) French Language
14 1 (0.10%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 209 (21.77%) Developer
2 127 (13.23%) Analyst
3 95 (9.90%) Architect
4 72 (7.50%) Administrator
5 49 (5.10%) Consultant
6 47 (4.90%) Support Analyst
7 41 (4.27%) Software Engineer
8 39 (4.06%) Test Analyst
8 39 (4.06%) Linux Engineer
9 35 (3.65%) Applications Support
10 30 (3.13%) Systems Administrator
11 28 (2.92%) Infrastructure Architect
12 27 (2.81%) UNIX Engineer
12 27 (2.81%) Solutions Architect
13 26 (2.71%) Java Developer
14 25 (2.60%) Technical Architect
15 22 (2.29%) C++ Developer
15 22 (2.29%) Support Engineer
16 21 (2.19%) Software Developer
17 20 (2.08%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 129 (13.44%) HTML
2 81 (8.44%) XML
3 80 (8.33%) .NET
4 70 (7.29%) JSP
5 60 (6.25%) CSS
6 56 (5.83%) ASP.NET
7 46 (4.79%) J2EE
8 42 (4.38%) Motif
9 39 (4.06%) jQuery
10 35 (3.65%) Middleware
11 32 (3.33%) Web Services
12 27 (2.81%) Spring
12 27 (2.81%) SOAP
13 26 (2.71%) Ruby on Rails
14 24 (2.50%) wxWidgets
15 21 (2.19%) REST
16 19 (1.98%) Ajax
17 18 (1.88%) XHTML
18 14 (1.46%) Regular Expression
19 13 (1.35%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 93 (9.69%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (3.23%) Clustering
3 30 (3.13%) Mainframe
4 25 (2.60%) Management Information System
5 18 (1.88%) Mobile App
6 17 (1.77%) Computer Science
6 17 (1.77%) Derivative
7 15 (1.56%) Smart Meter
7 15 (1.56%) Open Source
8 14 (1.46%) PKI
9 13 (1.35%) N-Tier
9 13 (1.35%) HACMP
10 12 (1.25%) Statistics
11 11 (1.15%) iSeries
12 9 (0.94%) Fat Client
12 9 (0.94%) Client/Server
12 9 (0.94%) Thin Client
13 7 (0.73%) User Experience
13 7 (0.73%) Mathematics
13 7 (0.73%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 456 (47.50%) Linux
2 299 (31.15%) Windows
3 113 (11.77%) Solaris
4 88 (9.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 87 (9.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 74 (7.71%) Windows Server 2003
7 61 (6.35%) AIX
8 34 (3.54%) Windows 7
9 28 (2.92%) Mac OS X
10 27 (2.81%) Windows NT
11 26 (2.71%) HPUX
12 24 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
13 20 (2.08%) Windows 2000
14 19 (1.98%) Windows XP
15 14 (1.46%) VMS
16 10 (1.04%) SUSE
16 10 (1.04%) Android
17 9 (0.94%) Windows 2000 Server
18 7 (0.73%) Windows Vista
18 7 (0.73%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (11.56%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (10.52%) Configuration Management
3 92 (9.58%) Project Management
4 89 (9.27%) Software Engineering
5 77 (8.02%) Continuous Integration
6 69 (7.19%) OO
7 60 (6.25%) UML
7 60 (6.25%) Migration
8 59 (6.15%) ITIL
9 53 (5.52%) OOD
10 49 (5.10%) Business Intelligence
11 48 (5.00%) ETL
12 46 (4.79%) Service Management
12 46 (4.79%) Test Scripting
13 45 (4.69%) Multithreading
14 44 (4.58%) Use Case
15 40 (4.17%) SOA
16 39 (4.06%) Disaster Recovery
16 39 (4.06%) Knowledge Management
17 38 (3.96%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 259 (26.98%) SQL
2 163 (16.98%) Java
3 140 (14.58%) Shell Script
4 126 (13.13%) C
5 124 (12.92%) Python
6 120 (12.50%) JavaScript
7 117 (12.19%) C++
8 98 (10.21%) Perl
9 58 (6.04%) PL/SQL
10 53 (5.52%) PowerShell
11 47 (4.90%) PHP
12 37 (3.85%) Ruby
13 33 (3.44%) Korn
14 31 (3.23%) C#
15 23 (2.40%) Bash Shell
16 16 (1.67%) VB
16 16 (1.67%) AWK
17 14 (1.46%) T-SQL
18 12 (1.25%) sed
18 12 (1.25%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 253 (26.35%) Security Cleared
2 231 (24.06%) SC Cleared
3 63 (6.56%) Degree
4 57 (5.94%) ISTQB
5 45 (4.69%) Microsoft Certification
6 43 (4.48%) DV Cleared
7 41 (4.27%) Cisco Certification
8 39 (4.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 26 (2.71%) CCNA
9 26 (2.71%) MCSE
10 21 (2.19%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 18 (1.88%) ISEB
12 16 (1.67%) MCITP
13 15 (1.56%) CCNP
14 12 (1.25%) HNC
15 9 (0.94%) CISSP
16 8 (0.83%) MCP
17 6 (0.63%) RHCE
17 6 (0.63%) CCA
17 6 (0.63%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (3.23%) SLA
2 16 (1.67%) QA
3 8 (0.83%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (0.52%) WAI
6 4 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.31%) COBIT
8 1 (0.10%) COSO
System Software
1 85 (8.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 67 (6.98%) Active Directory
3 29 (3.02%) NFS
4 26 (2.71%) Oracle RAC
5 23 (2.40%) Oracle RMAN
6 19 (1.98%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 19 (1.98%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 17 (1.77%) vSphere
7 17 (1.77%) Samba
8 16 (1.67%) VMware ESX
9 13 (1.35%) Shibboleth
10 12 (1.25%) Nmap
11 10 (1.04%) Hyper-V
11 10 (1.04%) Sendmail
12 9 (0.94%) Veritas File System
13 8 (0.83%) Terminal Services
13 8 (0.83%) ISA Server
13 8 (0.83%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 7 (0.73%) Firmware
15 6 (0.63%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 50 (5.21%) Puppet
2 32 (3.33%) NetBackup
3 27 (2.81%) Control-M
4 20 (2.08%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 20 (2.08%) HP Quality Center
5 18 (1.88%) SCOM
6 17 (1.77%) Nagios
7 16 (1.67%) Tivoli
7 16 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
8 12 (1.25%) Nessus
9 9 (0.94%) MIMEsweeper
9 9 (0.94%) MAILsweeper
9 9 (0.94%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 8 (0.83%) EMC NetWorker
10 8 (0.83%) BladeLogic
10 8 (0.83%) Ansible
11 7 (0.73%) OpenView
12 6 (0.63%) Netcool
12 6 (0.63%) Backup Exec
12 6 (0.63%) SCCM
Vendors
1 313 (32.60%) Oracle
2 174 (18.13%) Microsoft
3 112 (11.67%) VMware
4 110 (11.46%) Red Hat
5 103 (10.73%) HP
6 79 (8.23%) Citrix
7 77 (8.02%) Cisco
8 52 (5.42%) IBM
9 44 (4.58%) Sun
10 43 (4.48%) SAP
11 37 (3.85%) EMC
12 35 (3.65%) Informatica
13 32 (3.33%) Veritas
14 31 (3.23%) Juniper
15 29 (3.02%) NetApp
16 21 (2.19%) Business Objects
17 20 (2.08%) Remedy
18 19 (1.98%) Blue Coat
19 18 (1.88%) CheckPoint
19 18 (1.88%) McAfee
Surrey
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market
Posted: Yesterday
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £340 - £440 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Synergize Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes
Churchill Frank
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Buckinghamshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Buckinghamshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Sanderson
Rate: flexible
Posted: 3 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £328.13 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Middlesex
Experis Ltd
Rate: £240 - £260 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Rate: £35 - £45 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: £Excellent Consultancy Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Oxbridge Answers
Rate: Excellent market rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 4 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Accomplish Today Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Square One Resources
Rate: From £250 to £275 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
C4 Commerce
Rate: From £200 to £250 per day Package
Posted: 6 days ago