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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unix over the 3 months to 31 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix
Rank 34 29 40
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +11
Contract jobs citing Unix 474 609 431
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 5.47% 6.15% 4.71%
As % of the Operating Systems category 23.27% 25.61% 19.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 327 179
Median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £310 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £389 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
-2.81% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 15 14
Median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £27.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +35.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.40 £24.75 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £50.00 £39.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +19.04%
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
2037 2378 2235
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 23.53% 24.00% 24.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1249 1279 1123
Median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 232 223
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +8.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.66 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.96% +4.12%

Unix
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing Unix as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 31 August 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 31 August 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix within the South East region over the 3 months to 31 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +4 134 £420 +5.00% 17
Berkshire -3 122 £388 -13.88% 22
Buckinghamshire +2 86 £450 +16.12% 4
Surrey -28 47 £450 +12.50% 22
West Sussex -2 44 £375 -11.76% 2
Middlesex -2 19 £350 -
Kent +13 11 £325 -27.77% 1
Oxfordshire -2 7 £463 +46.82% 2
East Sussex +8 4 £430 +32.30% 5
Unix
England

Unix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Unix also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for Unix.

1 576 (59.02%) Linux
2 374 (38.32%) Oracle
3 295 (30.23%) SQL
4 272 (27.87%) Windows
5 245 (25.10%) Security Cleared
6 209 (21.41%) SC Cleared
7 200 (20.49%) Java
8 177 (18.14%) Shell Script
9 154 (15.78%) Solaris
10 133 (13.63%) XML
11 131 (13.42%) SAN
12 127 (13.01%) Agile Software Development
13 126 (12.91%) Finance
14 122 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 116 (11.89%) Configuration Management
15 116 (11.89%) JavaScript
16 113 (11.58%) Perl
17 112 (11.48%) Red Hat
18 109 (11.17%) DevOps
19 108 (11.07%) Oracle Database
19 108 (11.07%) IBM
20 106 (10.86%) Migration
21 104 (10.66%) HP
21 104 (10.66%) Git (software)
22 101 (10.35%) Subversion
23 99 (10.14%) ITIL
24 98 (10.04%) Python
25 89 (9.12%) Jenkins
26 84 (8.61%) AIX
26 84 (8.61%) Microsoft

Unix
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 83 (8.50%) WebLogic
2 79 (8.09%) Tomcat
3 63 (6.45%) Apache
4 51 (5.23%) JBoss
5 27 (2.77%) MS Exchange
6 24 (2.46%) WebSphere
7 16 (1.64%) IIS
8 15 (1.54%) Apache Spark
9 11 (1.13%) OpenStack
10 10 (1.02%) SharePoint
11 9 (0.92%) SAS
12 8 (0.82%) WebSphere Application Server
13 7 (0.72%) Umbraco
14 6 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
14 6 (0.61%) iPlanet
14 6 (0.61%) MQSeries
15 5 (0.51%) Cloud Foundry
15 5 (0.51%) CMS
15 5 (0.51%) Commerce Server
15 5 (0.51%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 54 (5.53%) MS Excel
2 20 (2.05%) MS Office
3 17 (1.74%) MS Project
4 7 (0.72%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.10%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 13 (1.33%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (1.23%) Oracle BPM
3 11 (1.13%) Remedy ITSM
4 10 (1.02%) Oracle Receivables
4 10 (1.02%) Remedy AR System
5 8 (0.82%) Oracle EBS R12
6 4 (0.41%) Fredhopper
6 4 (0.41%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.31%) Oracle Payables
7 3 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
8 2 (0.20%) Oracle General Ledger
8 2 (0.20%) SAP HR
9 1 (0.10%) Oracle 11i
9 1 (0.10%) Oracle HRMS
9 1 (0.10%) PeopleSoft HCM
9 1 (0.10%) PeopleSoft HRMS
9 1 (0.10%) SAP Business ByDesign
Cloud Services
1 28 (2.87%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (1.43%) PaaS
3 10 (1.02%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (0.82%) IaaS
5 5 (0.51%) GitHub
5 5 (0.51%) SaaS
6 4 (0.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 4 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (0.41%) HP Helion
7 3 (0.31%) Amazon S3
7 3 (0.31%) Boomi
7 3 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.31%) OpenShift
8 2 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.20%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.10%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 1 (0.10%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.10%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 1 (0.10%) CloudBees
9 1 (0.10%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 131 (13.42%) SAN
2 47 (4.82%) LDAP
3 42 (4.30%) Firewall
4 40 (4.10%) Fibre Channel
5 38 (3.89%) Internet
6 37 (3.79%) NAS
6 37 (3.79%) TCP/IP
7 34 (3.48%) FTP
8 30 (3.07%) SSH
9 28 (2.87%) HTTP
9 28 (2.87%) WAN
10 27 (2.77%) LAN
11 26 (2.66%) SMTP
12 21 (2.15%) SSL
13 20 (2.05%) DNS
14 19 (1.95%) IPsec
14 19 (1.95%) Network Security
15 18 (1.84%) VPN
16 14 (1.43%) DHCP
17 12 (1.23%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (11.07%) Oracle Database
2 75 (7.68%) MySQL
3 74 (7.58%) SQL Server
4 48 (4.92%) Relational Database
5 44 (4.51%) Oracle Database 11g
6 38 (3.89%) PostgreSQL
7 36 (3.69%) Hadoop
8 32 (3.28%) Oracle BI EE
9 27 (2.77%) RDBMS
10 26 (2.66%) NoSQL
11 25 (2.56%) Big Data
11 25 (2.56%) MongoDB
12 22 (2.25%) DB2
13 21 (2.15%) Data Warehouse
13 21 (2.15%) Oracle Database 10g
14 19 (1.95%) OLTP
15 18 (1.84%) VLDB
16 17 (1.74%) Oracle Reports
17 16 (1.64%) PowerCenter
18 14 (1.43%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 104 (10.66%) Git (software)
2 101 (10.35%) Subversion
3 89 (9.12%) Jenkins
4 44 (4.51%) SoapUI
5 39 (4.00%) JIRA
6 38 (3.89%) ClearCase
7 36 (3.69%) Ant
7 36 (3.69%) Maven
8 32 (3.28%) Vagrant
9 29 (2.97%) Oracle Forms
10 28 (2.87%) GoogleTest
10 28 (2.87%) NUnit
10 28 (2.87%) Sonatype Nexus
11 26 (2.66%) Selenium
12 25 (2.56%) CppUnit
12 25 (2.56%) JUnit
13 18 (1.84%) Cucumber
13 18 (1.84%) Eclipse
14 16 (1.64%) PHPUnit
15 15 (1.54%) JMeter
General
1 126 (12.91%) Finance
2 53 (5.43%) Banking
3 48 (4.92%) Telecoms
4 32 (3.28%) Retail
5 13 (1.33%) Investment Banking
6 11 (1.13%) Legal
7 9 (0.92%) Back Office
8 8 (0.82%) Billing
9 6 (0.61%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.61%) Marketing
10 5 (0.51%) Electronics
11 3 (0.31%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.31%) Games
12 2 (0.20%) Advertising
12 2 (0.20%) Military
12 2 (0.20%) Publishing
13 1 (0.10%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.10%) Law
13 1 (0.10%) Local Government
13 1 (0.10%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 204 (20.90%) Developer
2 111 (11.37%) Administrator
3 106 (10.86%) Architect
4 86 (8.81%) Analyst
5 69 (7.07%) DevOps Engineer
6 65 (6.66%) Unix Administrator
7 55 (5.64%) Consultant
8 53 (5.43%) Unix Engineer
9 49 (5.02%) Oracle Developer
10 48 (4.92%) Linux Engineer
10 48 (4.92%) Systems Administrator
11 46 (4.71%) Java Developer
12 38 (3.89%) Technical Architect
13 36 (3.69%) Test Analyst
14 35 (3.59%) C++ Developer
14 35 (3.59%) DBA
14 35 (3.59%) Infrastructure Architect
15 31 (3.18%) SQL Developer
16 30 (3.07%) Software Engineer
17 29 (2.97%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (13.63%) XML
2 76 (7.79%) HTML
3 67 (6.86%) JSON
4 65 (6.66%) Middleware
4 65 (6.66%) Web Services
5 64 (6.56%) SOAP
6 55 (5.64%) .NET
7 46 (4.71%) CSS
8 44 (4.51%) J2EE
9 34 (3.48%) JMS
10 32 (3.28%) jQuery
11 29 (2.97%) RabbitMQ
11 29 (2.97%) REST
12 25 (2.56%) STL
13 24 (2.46%) Spring
14 22 (2.25%) Java EE
15 20 (2.05%) Boost C++ Libraries
16 18 (1.84%) JSP
16 18 (1.84%) LAMP
17 16 (1.64%) CakePHP
Miscellaneous
1 73 (7.48%) Analytical Skills
2 69 (7.07%) Data Centre
3 46 (4.71%) Clustering
4 36 (3.69%) Computer Science
5 34 (3.48%) Private Cloud
6 26 (2.66%) Management Information System
7 25 (2.56%) Derivative
8 24 (2.46%) Mainframe
9 23 (2.36%) Cryptography
10 22 (2.25%) Replication
11 19 (1.95%) CESG
11 19 (1.95%) LPAR
12 18 (1.84%) EMC VMAX
13 17 (1.74%) Client/Server
13 17 (1.74%) Smart Meter
14 12 (1.23%) CMDB
15 10 (1.02%) HACMP
16 9 (0.92%) Enterprise Storage
17 8 (0.82%) iSeries
17 8 (0.82%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 576 (59.02%) Linux
2 272 (27.87%) Windows
3 154 (15.78%) Solaris
4 122 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 84 (8.61%) AIX
6 60 (6.15%) Windows Server
7 34 (3.48%) HPUX
8 31 (3.18%) Oracle Linux
9 29 (2.97%) CentOS
10 28 (2.87%) Windows Server 2008
11 27 (2.77%) Mac OS X
11 27 (2.77%) Windows Server 2012
12 17 (1.74%) Windows Server 2003
13 16 (1.64%) Windows Vista
14 14 (1.43%) Data ONTAP
14 14 (1.43%) Windows NT
15 9 (0.92%) MVS
15 9 (0.92%) Windows 7
16 8 (0.82%) zOS
17 7 (0.72%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (13.01%) Agile Software Development
2 116 (11.89%) Configuration Management
3 109 (11.17%) DevOps
4 106 (10.86%) Migration
5 99 (10.14%) ITIL
6 83 (8.50%) Project Management
7 73 (7.48%) Continuous Integration
8 62 (6.35%) Software Engineering
9 61 (6.25%) Use Case
10 54 (5.53%) Integration Testing
11 49 (5.02%) Scrum
12 48 (4.92%) Unit Testing
13 47 (4.82%) High Availability
14 44 (4.51%) Multithreading
14 44 (4.51%) System Integration Testing
15 43 (4.41%) Change Management
15 43 (4.41%) Service Management
16 41 (4.20%) Test Scripting
17 39 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
18 37 (3.79%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 295 (30.23%) SQL
2 200 (20.49%) Java
3 177 (18.14%) Shell Script
4 116 (11.89%) JavaScript
5 113 (11.58%) Perl
6 98 (10.04%) Python
7 83 (8.50%) C++
8 77 (7.89%) C
9 62 (6.35%) PL/SQL
10 45 (4.61%) PHP
11 32 (3.28%) Bash Shell
12 31 (3.18%) Ruby
13 30 (3.07%) PowerShell
14 25 (2.56%) Scala
15 18 (1.84%) Korn
16 17 (1.74%) VB
17 15 (1.54%) C#
18 13 (1.33%) VBScript
19 11 (1.13%) JCL
20 9 (0.92%) REXX
Qualifications
1 245 (25.10%) Security Cleared
2 209 (21.41%) SC Cleared
3 49 (5.02%) DV Cleared
4 46 (4.71%) Degree
5 33 (3.38%) ISTQB
6 29 (2.97%) Cisco Certification
7 25 (2.56%) ISEB
8 24 (2.46%) CISSP
9 22 (2.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 19 (1.95%) CESG Certified Professional
11 18 (1.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 16 (1.64%) CCNP
12 16 (1.64%) CEH
13 15 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
14 12 (1.23%) OCP
14 12 (1.23%) Oracle Certification
15 11 (1.13%) BPSS Clearance
15 11 (1.13%) MCITP
16 9 (0.92%) BC Cleared
17 6 (0.61%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (4.00%) QA
2 22 (2.25%) SLA
3 12 (1.23%) RMADS
4 11 (1.13%) Data Quality
5 6 (0.61%) JSP 440
6 3 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.31%) PMBOK
6 3 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.20%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.10%) COBIT
8 1 (0.10%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.10%) HIPAA
System Software
1 65 (6.66%) Active Directory
2 53 (5.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (3.48%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 30 (3.07%) Virtual Servers
5 24 (2.46%) Virtual Machines
6 23 (2.36%) Oracle RAC
7 20 (2.05%) Sendmail
8 17 (1.74%) GlusterFS
8 17 (1.74%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 12 (1.23%) NFS
10 11 (1.13%) vSphere
11 10 (1.02%) Hyper-V
11 10 (1.02%) XenApp
12 9 (0.92%) Time Sharing Option
12 9 (0.92%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 8 (0.82%) Docker
14 7 (0.72%) XenDesktop
15 6 (0.61%) Veritas File System
16 5 (0.51%) HDFS
16 5 (0.51%) Oracle Clusterware
Systems Management
1 68 (6.97%) Ansible
2 66 (6.76%) Puppet
3 57 (5.84%) NetBackup
4 28 (2.87%) HP Data Protector
4 28 (2.87%) Tivoli
4 28 (2.87%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 25 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
5 25 (2.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 22 (2.25%) Oracle ZFS
6 22 (2.25%) Red Hat Satellite
7 20 (2.05%) Opscode Chef
8 16 (1.64%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 14 (1.43%) Oracle RMAN
10 13 (1.33%) Control-M
11 12 (1.23%) Data Guard
11 12 (1.23%) SCCM
11 12 (1.23%) ZABBIX
12 11 (1.13%) Ambari
12 11 (1.13%) CA Wily
12 11 (1.13%) Legato
Vendors
1 374 (38.32%) Oracle
2 112 (11.48%) Red Hat
3 108 (11.07%) IBM
4 104 (10.66%) HP
5 84 (8.61%) Microsoft
6 79 (8.09%) VMware
7 73 (7.48%) Veritas
8 47 (4.82%) Cisco
9 46 (4.71%) EMC
10 42 (4.30%) Brocade
11 40 (4.10%) Citrix
11 40 (4.10%) Informatica
12 39 (4.00%) Sun
13 35 (3.59%) NetApp
14 31 (3.18%) F5
15 24 (2.46%) StorageTek
16 22 (2.25%) SAP
16 22 (2.25%) Sybase
17 21 (2.15%) Remedy
18 18 (1.84%) Symantec
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