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 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unix
England / South East
Rank 45 25 36
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +11
Contract jobs citing Unix 287 547 481
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 3.95% 6.55% 5.20%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.41% 26.21% 21.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 341 260
Median daily rate £425 £400 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 18 8
Median hourly rate £50.00 £47.50 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +31.03%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.75 £37.50 £30.58
% change year-on-year
-2.00% +22.64%

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
1559 2087 2288
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 21.47% 24.99% 24.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 870 1216 1153
Median daily rate £370 £370 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 185 184
Median hourly rate £19.63 £18.75 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% +10.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £12.00 £11.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 19 January 2017.

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 January 2017.

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 19 January 2017. 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 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
Berkshire +1 71 £500 +25.00% 31
Surrey -10 65 £425 - 19
Hampshire -37 60 £400 +8.10% 22
Buckinghamshire -20 31 £450 +20.00% 6
West Sussex +2 27 £398 -3.63% 3
Middlesex -6 9 £368 +5.00%
Oxfordshire +3 8 £650 +120.33% 7
East Sussex +6 5 £300 - 1
Kent -15 4 £315 -28.40% 6
Sussex - 4 £361 - 1
Unix
England

Unix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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.

1 412 (63.38%) Linux
2 231 (35.54%) Windows
3 227 (34.92%) Oracle
4 199 (30.62%) SQL
5 158 (24.31%) Java
6 151 (23.23%) Security Cleared
7 120 (18.46%) SC Cleared
8 115 (17.69%) JavaScript
9 113 (17.38%) Agile Software Development
10 109 (16.77%) Solaris
11 99 (15.23%) Perl
12 88 (13.54%) SAN
13 87 (13.38%) Shell Script
14 84 (12.92%) Git (software)
15 81 (12.46%) Python
16 80 (12.31%) VMware
17 79 (12.15%) ITIL
18 78 (12.00%) C++
19 76 (11.69%) Finance
20 74 (11.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 73 (11.23%) Cisco
21 73 (11.23%) Red Hat
22 72 (11.08%) C
23 69 (10.62%) XML
23 69 (10.62%) Microsoft
24 68 (10.46%) IBM
25 66 (10.15%) Apache
26 65 (10.00%) Configuration Management
27 64 (9.85%) Hadoop
27 64 (9.85%) DevOps

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 66 (10.15%) Apache
2 50 (7.69%) Tomcat
3 47 (7.23%) WebLogic
4 25 (3.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 23 (3.54%) Apache Spark
6 21 (3.23%) WebSphere
7 15 (2.31%) JBoss
7 15 (2.31%) SharePoint
8 14 (2.15%) MS Exchange
9 12 (1.85%) Apache Pig
9 12 (1.85%) Confluence
9 12 (1.85%) SAS
9 12 (1.85%) WebSphere Application Server
10 11 (1.69%) IIS
11 10 (1.54%) Commerce Server
11 10 (1.54%) IBM HTTP Server
12 8 (1.23%) Apache Solr
13 7 (1.08%) BizTalk Server
14 6 (0.92%) Jetty
14 6 (0.92%) nginx
Applications
1 42 (6.46%) MS Excel
2 21 (3.23%) MS Office
3 7 (1.08%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.92%) MS Project
5 5 (0.77%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.31%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 18 (2.77%) Oracle BPM
2 8 (1.23%) Fredhopper
3 7 (1.08%) Remedy AR System
4 6 (0.92%) Oracle Receivables
4 6 (0.92%) Remedy ITSM
5 5 (0.77%) Oracle EBS R12
6 4 (0.62%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.31%) SAP HR
7 2 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.31%) Sonata
8 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
8 1 (0.15%) Maximo
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle Retail
8 1 (0.15%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 29 (4.46%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (2.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (2.62%) Cloud Computing
4 11 (1.69%) PaaS
5 10 (1.54%) GitHub
6 5 (0.77%) IaaS
7 4 (0.62%) SaaS
8 3 (0.46%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.31%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.31%) Office 365
10 1 (0.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.15%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.15%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.15%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 88 (13.54%) SAN
2 56 (8.62%) Firewall
3 51 (7.85%) TCP/IP
4 50 (7.69%) LAN
5 44 (6.77%) WAN
6 38 (5.85%) HTTP
7 35 (5.38%) DNS
7 35 (5.38%) NAS
7 35 (5.38%) SSH
8 30 (4.62%) Internet
9 29 (4.46%) FTP
10 21 (3.23%) LDAP
11 18 (2.77%) SSL
11 18 (2.77%) VPN
12 15 (2.31%) ATM
13 14 (2.15%) Cisco Nexus
13 14 (2.15%) ICMP
13 14 (2.15%) VoIP
14 11 (1.69%) Kerberos
14 11 (1.69%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (9.85%) Hadoop
2 60 (9.23%) Oracle Database
3 48 (7.38%) SQL Server
4 44 (6.77%) MySQL
5 41 (6.31%) PostgreSQL
6 36 (5.54%) Big Data
7 30 (4.62%) NoSQL
8 29 (4.46%) Relational Database
9 25 (3.85%) MongoDB
10 23 (3.54%) DB2
11 20 (3.08%) Apache Hive
12 19 (2.92%) Oracle Database 11g
13 18 (2.77%) HBase
14 16 (2.46%) RDBMS
15 13 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
15 13 (2.00%) Sqoop
16 12 (1.85%) Apache Cassandra
16 12 (1.85%) BusinessObjects
17 9 (1.38%) Oracle Database 12c
17 9 (1.38%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 84 (12.92%) Git (software)
2 56 (8.62%) Jenkins
3 39 (6.00%) JIRA
4 38 (5.85%) Subversion
5 20 (3.08%) Maven
5 20 (3.08%) Selenium
6 19 (2.92%) ClearCase
6 19 (2.92%) JUnit
7 16 (2.46%) Cucumber
8 14 (2.15%) Ant
9 12 (1.85%) Eclipse
9 12 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
10 10 (1.54%) ClearQuest
10 10 (1.54%) GoogleTest
11 9 (1.38%) NUnit
11 9 (1.38%) ProC
11 9 (1.38%) SoapUI
12 7 (1.08%) Gradle
12 7 (1.08%) Visual Studio
13 6 (0.92%) Oracle Forms
General
1 76 (11.69%) Finance
2 31 (4.77%) Telecoms
3 26 (4.00%) Retail
4 19 (2.92%) Banking
5 16 (2.46%) Legal
6 15 (2.31%) Law
7 9 (1.38%) Financial Institution
8 5 (0.77%) Advertising
8 5 (0.77%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.62%) Back Office
9 4 (0.62%) Billing
9 4 (0.62%) Electronics
9 4 (0.62%) Games
9 4 (0.62%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.46%) Local Government
10 3 (0.46%) Marketing
11 2 (0.31%) Military
12 1 (0.15%) Publishing
12 1 (0.15%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 163 (25.08%) Developer
2 64 (9.85%) Administrator
3 61 (9.38%) Architect
4 51 (7.85%) Analyst
5 38 (5.85%) Java Developer
5 38 (5.85%) Linux Engineer
6 37 (5.69%) Consultant
7 31 (4.77%) C++ Developer
8 29 (4.46%) Software Engineer
8 29 (4.46%) Systems Administrator
9 26 (4.00%) Unix Administrator
10 24 (3.69%) Linux Developer
11 23 (3.54%) JavaScript Developer
12 22 (3.38%) Applications Support
12 22 (3.38%) DevOps Engineer
12 22 (3.38%) Oracle Developer
12 22 (3.38%) SQL Developer
12 22 (3.38%) Systems Engineer
13 20 (3.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 19 (2.92%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (10.62%) XML
2 51 (7.85%) HTML
3 49 (7.54%) Middleware
4 48 (7.38%) JSON
5 45 (6.92%) J2EE
6 39 (6.00%) CSS
7 35 (5.38%) Spring
8 28 (4.31%) REST
9 27 (4.15%) Web Services
10 23 (3.54%) Node.js
11 22 (3.38%) SOAP
12 20 (3.08%) Hibernate
12 20 (3.08%) STL
13 19 (2.92%) JMS
14 17 (2.62%) .NET
14 17 (2.62%) jQuery
15 16 (2.46%) ActiveMQ
15 16 (2.46%) Ajax
15 16 (2.46%) Kafka
16 14 (2.15%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 58 (8.92%) Data Centre
2 35 (5.38%) Mainframe
3 32 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (3.54%) Management Information System
5 22 (3.38%) Enterprise Storage
6 17 (2.62%) IBM Mainframe
6 17 (2.62%) User Experience
7 16 (2.46%) Clustering
7 16 (2.46%) EMC VNX
8 14 (2.15%) Cryptography
8 14 (2.15%) EMC VMAX
9 12 (1.85%) Computer Science
10 11 (1.69%) Client/Server
11 9 (1.38%) CESG
11 9 (1.38%) CMDB
11 9 (1.38%) Derivative
11 9 (1.38%) Grid Computing
11 9 (1.38%) Visualisation
12 8 (1.23%) PKI
13 7 (1.08%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 412 (63.38%) Linux
2 231 (35.54%) Windows
3 109 (16.77%) Solaris
4 74 (11.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 60 (9.23%) AIX
6 43 (6.62%) Windows Server
7 24 (3.69%) CentOS
8 19 (2.92%) Ubuntu
9 17 (2.62%) Debian
10 13 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
11 12 (1.85%) Mac OS X
11 12 (1.85%) Windows NT
12 11 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
13 10 (1.54%) HPUX
14 8 (1.23%) MVS
14 8 (1.23%) Windows Server 2003
14 8 (1.23%) zOS
15 6 (0.92%) Data ONTAP
15 6 (0.92%) Windows Vista
16 5 (0.77%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (17.38%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (12.15%) ITIL
3 65 (10.00%) Configuration Management
4 64 (9.85%) DevOps
5 57 (8.77%) High Availability
5 57 (8.77%) Open Source
6 50 (7.69%) Software Engineering
7 46 (7.08%) Scrum
8 37 (5.69%) Performance Tuning
9 36 (5.54%) SOA
10 35 (5.38%) Continuous Integration
11 30 (4.62%) Migration
11 30 (4.62%) OO
12 28 (4.31%) Change Management
12 28 (4.31%) Service Management
13 27 (4.15%) Incident Management
13 27 (4.15%) OOD
14 26 (4.00%) UML
14 26 (4.00%) Web Development
15 25 (3.85%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 199 (30.62%) SQL
2 158 (24.31%) Java
3 115 (17.69%) JavaScript
4 99 (15.23%) Perl
5 87 (13.38%) Shell Script
6 81 (12.46%) Python
7 78 (12.00%) C++
8 72 (11.08%) C
9 36 (5.54%) Bash Shell
10 26 (4.00%) Ruby
11 25 (3.85%) PL/SQL
12 23 (3.54%) PHP
13 22 (3.38%) Scala
14 17 (2.62%) C#
15 10 (1.54%) PowerShell
16 7 (1.08%) VB
17 5 (0.77%) Korn
17 5 (0.77%) Tcl
18 4 (0.62%) T-SQL
19 3 (0.46%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 151 (23.23%) Security Cleared
2 120 (18.46%) SC Cleared
3 27 (4.15%) DV Cleared
4 21 (3.23%) Degree
5 20 (3.08%) CEH
6 18 (2.77%) ISEB
6 18 (2.77%) ISTQB
7 16 (2.46%) Cisco Certification
8 15 (2.31%) CISSP
9 14 (2.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 14 (2.15%) OSCP
10 13 (2.00%) CREST Certified
11 10 (1.54%) CCNA
11 10 (1.54%) CCNP
11 10 (1.54%) CESG Certified Professional
12 6 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (0.77%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 4 (0.62%) JNCIA
14 4 (0.62%) RHCE
14 4 (0.62%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (3.85%) QA
2 19 (2.92%) SLA
3 9 (1.38%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.77%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (0.77%) RMADS
5 4 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.46%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.31%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.15%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.15%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 55 (8.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 45 (6.92%) Active Directory
3 22 (3.38%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 18 (2.77%) Veritas File System
5 17 (2.62%) HDFS
5 17 (2.62%) Oracle RAC
6 14 (2.15%) NFS
7 13 (2.00%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 13 (2.00%) Virtual Servers
8 12 (1.85%) Docker
9 10 (1.54%) Apache Flume
9 10 (1.54%) Sendmail
9 10 (1.54%) Virtual Machines
9 10 (1.54%) vSphere
10 9 (1.38%) Samba
11 3 (0.46%) Hyper-V
11 3 (0.46%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 3 (0.46%) VMware ESX
12 2 (0.31%) KVM
12 2 (0.31%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 49 (7.54%) Puppet
2 31 (4.77%) Ansible
3 27 (4.15%) Ambari
4 18 (2.77%) HP Quality Center
4 18 (2.77%) Tivoli
5 17 (2.62%) Nagios
5 17 (2.62%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 16 (2.46%) NetBackup
6 16 (2.46%) SELinux
6 16 (2.46%) ZABBIX
7 14 (2.15%) Opscode Chef
8 12 (1.85%) CA Wily
9 11 (1.69%) Hadoop YARN
9 11 (1.69%) Oozie
10 9 (1.38%) SCCM
10 9 (1.38%) Veritas Storage Foundation
11 7 (1.08%) EMC Navisphere
11 7 (1.08%) Nexpose
12 5 (0.77%) Control-M
12 5 (0.77%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 227 (34.92%) Oracle
2 80 (12.31%) VMware
3 73 (11.23%) Cisco
3 73 (11.23%) Red Hat
4 69 (10.62%) Microsoft
5 68 (10.46%) IBM
6 40 (6.15%) HP
7 39 (6.00%) NetApp
8 31 (4.77%) Veritas
9 26 (4.00%) Sun
10 24 (3.69%) EMC
11 19 (2.92%) SAP
12 18 (2.77%) Brocade
13 17 (2.62%) F5
13 17 (2.62%) Symantec
14 16 (2.46%) Citrix
14 16 (2.46%) Juniper
15 15 (2.31%) Remedy
16 13 (2.00%) Intel Security
17 12 (1.85%) Teradata
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