The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the South East region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 31 37 26
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -11
Contract jobs citing UNIX 541 391 566
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 5.59% 4.67% 5.34%
As % of the Operating Systems category 22.54% 21.37% 25.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 204 268
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £499
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 15 17
Average hourly rate £26.50 £27.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.63% -19.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.40 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £43.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £30.45 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-9.67% -6.32%
Operating Systems Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
2400 1830 2228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.78% 21.87% 21.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1184 848 933
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £168 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 246 252 302
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.09 £12.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
UNIX
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +9 172 £363 +16.93% 25
Berkshire +2 124 £375 -6.25% 31
Surrey +20 123 £413 +3.12% 15
Buckinghamshire +8 66 £388 +83.43% 10
Kent -6 12 £513 +13.82% 1
Middlesex -4 11 £410 -28.07% 1
West Sussex -5 10 £501 +25.31% 5
Oxfordshire -22 3 £363 +6.61% 3
East Sussex - - - -
Sussex - - - -
M4 Corridor - - - -
UNIX
England

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 438 (47.87%) Linux
2 371 (40.55%) Oracle
3 367 (40.11%) Windows
4 291 (31.80%) SQL
5 185 (20.22%) Finance
6 176 (19.23%) Java
7 170 (18.58%) HTML
8 157 (17.16%) Security Cleared
9 142 (15.52%) Telecoms
10 139 (15.19%) JavaScript
10 139 (15.19%) SC Cleared
11 130 (14.21%) Shell Script
12 114 (12.46%) Microsoft
12 114 (12.46%) Solaris
13 112 (12.24%) IBM
14 109 (11.91%) AIX
15 106 (11.58%) HP
16 104 (11.37%) Windows Server 2008
17 101 (11.04%) .NET
18 100 (10.93%) Oracle Database
19 97 (10.60%) ITIL
19 97 (10.60%) Windows Server 2003
20 96 (10.49%) VMware
21 95 (10.38%) Perl
22 89 (9.73%) PL/SQL
23 86 (9.40%) TCP/IP
24 85 (9.29%) CSS
25 83 (9.07%) SAN
25 83 (9.07%) WebSphere
26 82 (8.96%) Subversion

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 83 (9.07%) WebSphere
2 54 (5.90%) Apache
3 50 (5.46%) WebLogic
4 40 (4.37%) Tomcat
5 39 (4.26%) MS Exchange
6 33 (3.61%) WebSphere Application Server
7 27 (2.95%) Exchange Server 2003
8 23 (2.51%) IIS
9 22 (2.40%) SAS
9 22 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2010
10 15 (1.64%) SharePoint
11 9 (0.98%) Confluence
11 9 (0.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 8 (0.87%) IBM HTTP Server
13 7 (0.77%) Lync
13 7 (0.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 6 (0.66%) CICS
14 6 (0.66%) CloudStack
15 5 (0.55%) Node.js
16 4 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 54 (5.90%) MS Excel
2 23 (2.51%) MS Office
3 10 (1.09%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (0.87%) MS Project
5 5 (0.55%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.11%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 46 (5.03%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (1.20%) Maximo
3 10 (1.09%) Oracle Applications
4 9 (0.98%) Oracle BPM
5 6 (0.66%) CSG Singleview
6 5 (0.55%) SAP IS-U
6 5 (0.55%) Oracle EBS R12
6 5 (0.55%) Oracle 11i
7 3 (0.33%) Oracle General Ledger
7 3 (0.33%) Oracle Financials
7 3 (0.33%) Oracle Payables
7 3 (0.33%) Oracle Receivables
7 3 (0.33%) Oracle Cash Management
8 2 (0.22%) Metrica
8 2 (0.22%) SAP GRC
8 2 (0.22%) Retail-J
8 2 (0.22%) RMDS
9 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (0.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (0.66%) GitHub
3 5 (0.55%) SaaS
4 1 (0.11%) Office 365
4 1 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.11%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.11%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 86 (9.40%) TCP/IP
2 83 (9.07%) SAN
3 59 (6.45%) Firewall
4 43 (4.70%) HTTP
5 41 (4.48%) DNS
6 39 (4.26%) HTTPS
7 38 (4.15%) SSL
8 32 (3.50%) FTP
9 30 (3.28%) LDAP
10 26 (2.84%) SMTP
11 25 (2.73%) LAN
11 25 (2.73%) Internet
12 23 (2.51%) Network Security
13 21 (2.30%) WAN
14 19 (2.08%) Wireshark
14 19 (2.08%) ATM
15 15 (1.64%) NAS
16 14 (1.53%) 3G
17 12 (1.31%) iSCSI
18 11 (1.20%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (10.93%) Oracle Database
2 75 (8.20%) SQL Server
2 75 (8.20%) DB2
3 74 (8.09%) MySQL
4 63 (6.89%) Relational Database
5 59 (6.45%) Data Warehouse
6 48 (5.25%) Oracle Database 11g
7 29 (3.17%) Oracle Reports
8 23 (2.51%) Oracle Database 10g
9 21 (2.30%) PowerCenter
10 16 (1.75%) DTS
10 16 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
11 14 (1.53%) Oracle9i Database
11 14 (1.53%) Oracle Database 12c
12 12 (1.31%) Base SAS
13 10 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
14 8 (0.87%) RDBMS
15 7 (0.77%) SQL Server 2005
15 7 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
16 6 (0.66%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 82 (8.96%) Subversion
2 38 (4.15%) ClearCase
3 33 (3.61%) Git (software)
4 30 (3.28%) Ant
5 24 (2.62%) Toad
6 23 (2.51%) NUnit
6 23 (2.51%) GoogleTest
7 22 (2.40%) QuickTest Pro
7 22 (2.40%) CppUnit
8 21 (2.30%) JIRA
8 21 (2.30%) LoadRunner
9 16 (1.75%) Jenkins
10 13 (1.42%) Rational Rose
11 11 (1.20%) Oracle Forms
12 10 (1.09%) JUnit
12 10 (1.09%) ClearQuest
13 8 (0.87%) Introscope
14 7 (0.77%) TestDirector
14 7 (0.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 5 (0.55%) Maven
General
1 185 (20.22%) Finance
2 142 (15.52%) Telecoms
3 27 (2.95%) Retail
4 16 (1.75%) Banking
5 15 (1.64%) Billing
6 14 (1.53%) Military
7 11 (1.20%) Back Office
8 10 (1.09%) Marketing
9 4 (0.44%) Aerospace
9 4 (0.44%) French Language
10 3 (0.33%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.33%) Legal
11 2 (0.22%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.22%) Front Office
11 2 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.22%) Japanese Language
12 1 (0.11%) Local Government
12 1 (0.11%) Electronics
12 1 (0.11%) Publishing
12 1 (0.11%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 203 (22.19%) Developer
2 132 (14.43%) Analyst
3 64 (6.99%) Architect
3 64 (6.99%) Consultant
4 63 (6.89%) Administrator
5 60 (6.56%) DBA
6 47 (5.14%) Python Developer
7 36 (3.93%) Tester
8 34 (3.72%) Test Analyst
9 32 (3.50%) Support Engineer
9 32 (3.50%) Oracle DBA
10 29 (3.17%) Project Manager
11 28 (3.06%) Solutions Architect
12 27 (2.95%) DB2 DBA
13 24 (2.62%) C++ Developer
14 20 (2.19%) Software Engineer
14 20 (2.19%) Programmer
15 18 (1.97%) Junior
15 18 (1.97%) Support Analyst
15 18 (1.97%) Ab Initio Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 170 (18.58%) HTML
2 101 (11.04%) .NET
3 85 (9.29%) CSS
4 82 (8.96%) Web Services
5 78 (8.52%) XML
6 69 (7.54%) JSP
7 63 (6.89%) jQuery
8 61 (6.67%) J2EE
9 55 (6.01%) HTML5
9 55 (6.01%) Middleware
10 54 (5.90%) ASP.NET
11 47 (5.14%) Django
12 39 (4.26%) SOAP
13 26 (2.84%) WebSphere MQ
14 23 (2.51%) Motif
15 22 (2.40%) Spring
16 19 (2.08%) Ajax
16 19 (2.08%) XHTML
17 14 (1.53%) Java EE
18 12 (1.31%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 52 (5.68%) Enterprise Software
2 37 (4.04%) Clustering
2 37 (4.04%) Replication
3 20 (2.19%) Computer Science
4 19 (2.08%) DataPower
4 19 (2.08%) Mainframe
5 17 (1.86%) Management Information System
5 17 (1.86%) HACMP
6 15 (1.64%) Derivative
7 9 (0.98%) Mobile App
8 8 (0.87%) PKI
8 8 (0.87%) CESG
9 7 (0.77%) Embedded Systems
9 7 (0.77%) Open Source
10 6 (0.66%) LPAR
10 6 (0.66%) Cryptography
11 5 (0.55%) Blackberry
11 5 (0.55%) AS400
11 5 (0.55%) Firmware
12 4 (0.44%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 438 (47.87%) Linux
2 367 (40.11%) Windows
3 114 (12.46%) Solaris
4 109 (11.91%) AIX
5 104 (11.37%) Windows Server 2008
6 97 (10.60%) Windows Server 2003
7 67 (7.32%) Windows XP
8 66 (7.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 60 (6.56%) Windows 2000
10 30 (3.28%) Windows 7
11 24 (2.62%) HPUX
12 16 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
13 11 (1.20%) Windows NT
14 7 (0.77%) Windows Vista
15 6 (0.66%) MVS
15 6 (0.66%) Windows 2000 Server
16 5 (0.55%) Oracle Linux
17 3 (0.33%) CentOS
17 3 (0.33%) Debian
17 3 (0.33%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (10.60%) ITIL
2 71 (7.76%) Project Management
3 60 (6.56%) Software Engineering
3 60 (6.56%) Software Testing
4 57 (6.23%) Web Development
5 55 (6.01%) OO
6 52 (5.68%) Continuous Integration
7 51 (5.57%) Migration
8 46 (5.03%) Change Management
9 44 (4.81%) Configuration Management
10 42 (4.59%) Disaster Recovery
11 41 (4.48%) Web Design
11 41 (4.48%) Test Scripting
12 40 (4.37%) Business Intelligence
13 39 (4.26%) Agile Software Development
14 38 (4.15%) Responsive Web Design
14 38 (4.15%) Performance Tuning
15 37 (4.04%) PRINCE2
16 35 (3.83%) Service Delivery
17 33 (3.61%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 291 (31.80%) SQL
2 176 (19.23%) Java
3 139 (15.19%) JavaScript
4 130 (14.21%) Shell Script
5 95 (10.38%) Perl
6 89 (9.73%) PL/SQL
7 72 (7.87%) Python
8 64 (6.99%) C
9 53 (5.79%) PHP
10 46 (5.03%) C++
11 39 (4.26%) Korn
12 38 (4.15%) C#
13 33 (3.61%) Bash Shell
14 32 (3.50%) PowerShell
15 18 (1.97%) VB
16 12 (1.31%) T-SQL
17 11 (1.20%) JCL
18 9 (0.98%) Ruby
18 9 (0.98%) VBScript
19 7 (0.77%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 157 (17.16%) Security Cleared
2 139 (15.19%) SC Cleared
3 55 (6.01%) ISTQB
4 51 (5.57%) Degree
5 38 (4.15%) DV Cleared
6 27 (2.95%) Microsoft Certification
7 24 (2.62%) Cisco Certification
8 20 (2.19%) ISEB
8 20 (2.19%) MCSE
9 14 (1.53%) CISSP
10 12 (1.31%) MCP
10 12 (1.31%) ITIL Certification
10 12 (1.31%) CCNP
11 9 (0.98%) MCITP
11 9 (0.98%) CISM
11 9 (0.98%) CCNA
11 9 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 8 (0.87%) CISA
13 7 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 7 (0.77%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (3.83%) SLA
2 18 (1.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (1.75%) QA
4 2 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.11%) COBIT
5 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.11%) BS15000
5 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 68 (7.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 52 (5.68%) Active Directory
3 36 (3.93%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 22 (2.40%) Hyper-V
5 19 (2.08%) Oracle RAC
6 17 (1.86%) Nmap
7 15 (1.64%) VMware ESX
8 13 (1.42%) Oracle RMAN
9 12 (1.31%) NFS
10 9 (0.98%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 8 (0.87%) vSphere
11 8 (0.87%) XenServer
11 8 (0.87%) Xen
12 7 (0.77%) XenDesktop
12 7 (0.77%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 6 (0.66%) Microsoft App-V
13 6 (0.66%) Samba
13 6 (0.66%) XenApp
13 6 (0.66%) vCloud
13 6 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 70 (7.65%) Tivoli
2 54 (5.90%) HP Quality Center
3 30 (3.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 29 (3.17%) NetBackup
5 26 (2.84%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 18 (1.97%) Nessus
7 11 (1.20%) Netcool
8 10 (1.09%) Puppet
8 10 (1.09%) McAfee ePO
8 10 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
9 9 (0.98%) Data Guard
9 9 (0.98%) Backup Exec
10 8 (0.87%) Control-M
10 8 (0.87%) Netcool/OMNIbus
10 8 (0.87%) Ionix
10 8 (0.87%) SCCM
10 8 (0.87%) Netcool/Webtop
11 7 (0.77%) SCOM
11 7 (0.77%) NSN NetAct
11 7 (0.77%) nmon
Vendors
1 371 (40.55%) Oracle
2 114 (12.46%) Microsoft
3 112 (12.24%) IBM
4 106 (11.58%) HP
5 96 (10.49%) VMware
6 82 (8.96%) Red Hat
7 62 (6.78%) Cisco
8 51 (5.57%) Citrix
9 39 (4.26%) Sun
10 33 (3.61%) EMC
11 25 (2.73%) Ab Initio
12 23 (2.51%) Veritas
13 20 (2.19%) Intel
14 17 (1.86%) Netezza
15 16 (1.75%) JBoss
16 15 (1.64%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
16 15 (1.64%) Brocade
16 15 (1.64%) Symantec
16 15 (1.64%) Juniper
17 14 (1.53%) Informatica
Basingstoke, Hampshire
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Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £300 to £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Competitive rates
Posted: Yesterday
South East
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £500 per day + Market rates
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Volt
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Proactive Appointments
Rate: Unspecified Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Certes Computing Ltd (Birmingham)
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Competitve Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
MBN Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Unspecified (£flex)
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
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Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Roc Search
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £350
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
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Rate: £400 - £450 Per Day
Posted: 5 days ago
Newbury
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Hampshire
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