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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 35 40 37
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -3
Contract jobs citing UNIX 524 385 363
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 5.29% 4.52% 4.34%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.83% 18.51% 21.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 271 193 181
Average daily rate
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£338 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £259 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 15 15
Average hourly rate £30.58 £18.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.27% -47.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £11.25 £18.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.13 £26.40 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.08 £27.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+20.27% -21.42%
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
2516 2080 1727
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.38% 24.40% 20.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1293 1009 794
Average daily rate £325 £333 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.25% -1.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £150 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 207 229 233
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £11.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £33.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% -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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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 +16 201 £324 -13.53% 34
Berkshire -9 103 £335 -14.10% 41
Surrey +11 87 £370 +5.71% 16
Buckinghamshire +8 64 £325 -7.14% 9
Oxfordshire -18 18 £375 -26.82% 10
Kent -8 17 £425 -15.00%
Middlesex +12 15 £283 -19.14% 2
East Sussex +8 10 £325 - 3
West Sussex -18 4 £450 +50.00% 4
M4 Corridor - - - -
Sussex - - - -
UNIX
England

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

1 434 (44.83%) Linux
2 333 (34.40%) Oracle
3 281 (29.03%) Windows
4 268 (27.69%) SQL
5 250 (25.83%) Security Cleared
6 228 (23.55%) SC Cleared
7 177 (18.29%) Microsoft
8 166 (17.15%) Java
9 134 (13.84%) Finance
10 127 (13.12%) Solaris
11 126 (13.02%) HTML
11 126 (13.02%) Shell Script
12 120 (12.40%) JavaScript
13 119 (12.29%) HP
14 117 (12.09%) C
15 112 (11.57%) Telecoms
16 111 (11.47%) Red Hat
17 110 (11.36%) SAN
18 109 (11.26%) VMware
18 109 (11.26%) Agile Software Development
19 105 (10.85%) Oracle Database
20 104 (10.74%) C++
21 102 (10.54%) MS Excel
22 100 (10.33%) Perl
23 95 (9.81%) Python
24 93 (9.61%) .NET
24 93 (9.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
25 89 (9.19%) Analytical Skills
26 88 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
26 88 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 59 (6.10%) Apache
2 49 (5.06%) WebLogic
3 35 (3.62%) WebSphere
4 34 (3.51%) Tomcat
5 24 (2.48%) MS Exchange
6 18 (1.86%) IIS
7 12 (1.24%) GlassFish
7 12 (1.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 11 (1.14%) CMS
8 11 (1.14%) WebSphere Application Server
8 11 (1.14%) SharePoint
9 10 (1.03%) JBoss
9 10 (1.03%) BizTalk Server
9 10 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2010
10 9 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2003
11 8 (0.83%) uWSGI
12 7 (0.72%) TIBCO EMS
12 7 (0.72%) MQSeries
13 6 (0.62%) Oracle Workflow
14 5 (0.52%) Mule
Applications
1 102 (10.54%) MS Excel
2 32 (3.31%) MS Visio
3 27 (2.79%) MS Office
4 11 (1.14%) Spreadsheet
5 9 (0.93%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.62%) PaintShop Pro
7 2 (0.21%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 67 (6.92%) Oracle EBS
2 21 (2.17%) Oracle EBS R12
3 19 (1.96%) Oracle Applications
4 8 (0.83%) BusinessWorks
5 6 (0.62%) TIBCO iProcess
6 5 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 5 (0.52%) Maximo
7 3 (0.31%) Staffware
8 2 (0.21%) CSG Singleview
8 2 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.21%) ResourceLink
8 2 (0.21%) Misys Midas
8 2 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
9 1 (0.10%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 1 (0.10%) Remedy AR System
9 1 (0.10%) Oracle HRMS
9 1 (0.10%) Oracle Financials
9 1 (0.10%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 8 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (0.62%) SaaS
3 4 (0.41%) Heroku
3 4 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.10%) Office 365
4 1 (0.10%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.10%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.10%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 110 (11.36%) SAN
2 71 (7.33%) Firewall
3 64 (6.61%) DNS
4 59 (6.10%) TCP/IP
5 37 (3.82%) LDAP
6 36 (3.72%) NAS
7 34 (3.51%) Network Security
8 33 (3.41%) FTP
9 31 (3.20%) 3G
10 27 (2.79%) Internet
11 26 (2.69%) LTE
12 23 (2.38%) HTTP
13 21 (2.17%) SSL
13 21 (2.17%) HTTPS
13 21 (2.17%) DHCP
14 20 (2.07%) Cisco ASA
15 19 (1.96%) Radio Access Network
15 19 (1.96%) SSH
15 19 (1.96%) WAN
16 17 (1.76%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (10.85%) Oracle Database
2 79 (8.16%) MySQL
3 66 (6.82%) SQL Server
4 64 (6.61%) PostgreSQL
5 60 (6.20%) Data Warehouse
6 42 (4.34%) Relational Database
7 34 (3.51%) Oracle Reports
8 31 (3.20%) Oracle Database 11g
9 30 (3.10%) RDBMS
10 28 (2.89%) PowerCenter
11 22 (2.27%) Ingres
12 18 (1.86%) DB2
13 14 (1.45%) Pentaho
14 11 (1.14%) OLTP
15 8 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
16 7 (0.72%) SQL Server 2005
17 6 (0.62%) Oracle9i Database
18 5 (0.52%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
18 5 (0.52%) Oracle Discoverer
18 5 (0.52%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 80 (8.26%) Subversion
2 47 (4.86%) ClearCase
3 43 (4.44%) Ant
4 39 (4.03%) NUnit
4 39 (4.03%) CppUnit
4 39 (4.03%) Jenkins
4 39 (4.03%) GoogleTest
5 35 (3.62%) Git (software)
6 26 (2.69%) CruiseControl
7 24 (2.48%) ClearQuest
8 22 (2.27%) Selenium
9 20 (2.07%) JUnit
10 16 (1.65%) QuickTest Pro
10 16 (1.65%) Maven
10 16 (1.65%) JIRA
11 13 (1.34%) Rational Rose
11 13 (1.34%) Eclipse
12 12 (1.24%) WebDriver
13 11 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
14 10 (1.03%) JMeter
General
1 134 (13.84%) Finance
2 112 (11.57%) Telecoms
3 40 (4.13%) Banking
4 26 (2.69%) Retail
5 19 (1.96%) Marketing
6 14 (1.45%) Manufacturing
7 13 (1.34%) Military
8 9 (0.93%) Spanish Language
9 8 (0.83%) Electronics
9 8 (0.83%) Automotive
10 4 (0.41%) Publishing
10 4 (0.41%) Aerospace
10 4 (0.41%) Billing
11 3 (0.31%) Multimedia
11 3 (0.31%) Legal
11 3 (0.31%) Back Office
11 3 (0.31%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.21%) French Language
13 1 (0.10%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.10%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 203 (20.97%) Developer
2 138 (14.26%) Analyst
3 94 (9.71%) Architect
4 63 (6.51%) Administrator
5 58 (5.99%) Consultant
6 51 (5.27%) Test Analyst
7 40 (4.13%) Support Analyst
8 39 (4.03%) Software Engineer
9 33 (3.41%) Solutions Architect
10 29 (3.00%) Java Developer
11 28 (2.89%) UNIX Engineer
12 27 (2.79%) Database Developer
12 27 (2.79%) Applications Support
13 26 (2.69%) Infrastructure Architect
14 25 (2.58%) Linux Engineer
14 25 (2.58%) Test Engineer
15 24 (2.48%) Network Engineer
16 23 (2.38%) Security Engineer
17 21 (2.17%) Support Engineer
17 21 (2.17%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 126 (13.02%) HTML
2 93 (9.61%) .NET
3 79 (8.16%) XML
4 75 (7.75%) JSP
5 62 (6.40%) ASP.NET
6 58 (5.99%) CSS
7 37 (3.82%) jQuery
8 36 (3.72%) Web Services
9 33 (3.41%) Motif
9 33 (3.41%) J2EE
10 31 (3.20%) Middleware
11 29 (3.00%) Spring
12 27 (2.79%) SOAP
13 22 (2.27%) Ajax
13 22 (2.27%) REST
14 20 (2.07%) wxWidgets
15 15 (1.55%) XHTML
16 14 (1.45%) Hibernate
17 12 (1.24%) STL
17 12 (1.24%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 89 (9.19%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (2.89%) Clustering
3 27 (2.79%) Mainframe
4 25 (2.58%) Management Information System
5 21 (2.17%) Mobile App
6 18 (1.86%) Open Source
7 16 (1.65%) Smart Meter
8 15 (1.55%) Data Integration
8 15 (1.55%) Computer Science
9 13 (1.34%) Derivative
9 13 (1.34%) HACMP
10 11 (1.14%) iSeries
10 11 (1.14%) Mathematics
10 11 (1.14%) Statistics
11 10 (1.03%) DTV
11 10 (1.03%) PKI
12 9 (0.93%) Fat Client
12 9 (0.93%) Thin Client
12 9 (0.93%) N-Tier
13 8 (0.83%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 434 (44.83%) Linux
2 281 (29.03%) Windows
3 127 (13.12%) Solaris
4 93 (9.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 88 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 74 (7.64%) Windows Server 2003
7 59 (6.10%) AIX
8 36 (3.72%) Windows 7
9 31 (3.20%) Windows NT
10 26 (2.69%) HPUX
11 24 (2.48%) Windows Server 2012
12 21 (2.17%) Windows XP
13 19 (1.96%) Windows 2000
14 13 (1.34%) VMS
15 12 (1.24%) Mac OS X
16 9 (0.93%) Android
16 9 (0.93%) Windows Vista
16 9 (0.93%) MVS
17 8 (0.83%) SUSE
18 6 (0.62%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (11.26%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (8.16%) Configuration Management
2 79 (8.16%) Project Management
3 78 (8.06%) Software Engineering
4 67 (6.92%) Migration
5 65 (6.71%) ITIL
6 59 (6.10%) OO
7 57 (5.89%) ETL
8 52 (5.37%) Continuous Integration
9 49 (5.06%) SOA
9 49 (5.06%) Test Scripting
10 48 (4.96%) Business Intelligence
11 46 (4.75%) UML
12 44 (4.55%) Unit Testing
13 43 (4.44%) OOD
14 42 (4.34%) Use Case
15 39 (4.03%) Performance Tuning
16 37 (3.82%) Disaster Recovery
17 36 (3.72%) Service Management
17 36 (3.72%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 268 (27.69%) SQL
2 166 (17.15%) Java
3 126 (13.02%) Shell Script
4 120 (12.40%) JavaScript
5 117 (12.09%) C
6 104 (10.74%) C++
7 100 (10.33%) Perl
8 95 (9.81%) Python
9 59 (6.10%) PL/SQL
10 40 (4.13%) PHP
10 40 (4.13%) C#
11 39 (4.03%) Korn
11 39 (4.03%) PowerShell
12 27 (2.79%) VB
13 22 (2.27%) T-SQL
14 21 (2.17%) Bash Shell
15 18 (1.86%) Ruby
16 16 (1.65%) VBScript
17 15 (1.55%) AWK
18 12 (1.24%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 250 (25.83%) Security Cleared
2 228 (23.55%) SC Cleared
3 66 (6.82%) ISTQB
4 63 (6.51%) Degree
5 52 (5.37%) Cisco Certification
6 48 (4.96%) DV Cleared
7 45 (4.65%) Microsoft Certification
8 42 (4.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 34 (3.51%) CCNA
10 29 (3.00%) MCSE
11 22 (2.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 21 (2.17%) ISEB
13 18 (1.86%) CCNP
13 18 (1.86%) MCITP
14 12 (1.24%) HNC
15 9 (0.93%) MCP
16 8 (0.83%) RHCE
16 8 (0.83%) JNCIA
17 7 (0.72%) CCSA
17 7 (0.72%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (3.62%) SLA
2 21 (2.17%) QA
3 9 (0.93%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (0.52%) WAI
5 5 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.10%) Data Quality
System Software
1 88 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 57 (5.89%) Active Directory
3 31 (3.20%) NFS
4 28 (2.89%) Oracle RAC
5 25 (2.58%) Oracle RMAN
6 18 (1.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 18 (1.86%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 17 (1.76%) vSphere
8 15 (1.55%) VMware ESX
9 13 (1.34%) Nmap
10 10 (1.03%) Shibboleth
11 8 (0.83%) Terminal Services
11 8 (0.83%) ISA Server
11 8 (0.83%) Samba
11 8 (0.83%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 7 (0.72%) Veritas File System
12 7 (0.72%) Sendmail
12 7 (0.72%) Hyper-V
12 7 (0.72%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 5 (0.52%) KVM
Systems Management
1 35 (3.62%) Puppet
2 34 (3.51%) NetBackup
3 25 (2.58%) Tivoli
3 25 (2.58%) Control-M
4 21 (2.17%) HP Quality Center
5 18 (1.86%) Nagios
6 16 (1.65%) SCOM
7 15 (1.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 13 (1.34%) Opscode Chef
8 13 (1.34%) Nessus
9 9 (0.93%) EMC NetWorker
9 9 (0.93%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 8 (0.83%) OpenView
10 8 (0.83%) Netcool
10 8 (0.83%) BladeLogic
10 8 (0.83%) Ansible
11 7 (0.72%) Veritas Storage Foundation
11 7 (0.72%) Backup Exec
12 6 (0.62%) MIMEsweeper
12 6 (0.62%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 333 (34.40%) Oracle
2 177 (18.29%) Microsoft
3 119 (12.29%) HP
4 111 (11.47%) Red Hat
5 109 (11.26%) VMware
6 85 (8.78%) Cisco
7 81 (8.37%) Citrix
8 56 (5.79%) IBM
9 45 (4.65%) Sun
10 44 (4.55%) SAP
11 37 (3.82%) EMC
12 32 (3.31%) Juniper
12 32 (3.31%) Veritas
13 29 (3.00%) Informatica
14 23 (2.38%) Business Objects
15 22 (2.27%) NetApp
16 19 (1.96%) TIBCO
17 18 (1.86%) Remedy
17 18 (1.86%) CheckPoint
17 18 (1.86%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
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