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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix
Rank 39 24 34
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +10
Contract jobs citing Unix 327 633 542
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 4.28% 6.64% 5.44%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.78% 26.32% 21.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 369 282
Median daily rate £373 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.87% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £505 £499
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 14 4
Median hourly rate £38.00 £43.75 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.14% +45.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.07 £25.38 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £36.46
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%
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
1653 2405 2515
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 21.64% 25.23% 25.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 904 1357 1298
Median daily rate £358 £375 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.66% +11.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £213 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 160 239 220
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%

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 3 December 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 3 December 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 3 December 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 -19 97 £330 -13.15% 20
Berkshire -9 69 £400 -3.32% 26
Surrey -15 58 £378 -11.17% 17
Buckinghamshire -11 42 £474 +18.43% 8
West Sussex -2 26 £370 -7.50% 4
Middlesex -5 14 £375 +7.14%
East Sussex +6 7 £300 - 2
Oxfordshire -6 5 £675 +68.75% 2
Sussex - 5 £350 - 1
Kent -6 1 £300 -22.07% 4
Unix
England

Unix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 December 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.

1 485 (61.08%) Linux
2 296 (37.28%) Oracle
3 258 (32.49%) Windows
4 243 (30.60%) SQL
5 201 (25.31%) Security Cleared
6 158 (19.90%) SC Cleared
7 151 (19.02%) Java
8 120 (15.11%) Shell Script
9 118 (14.86%) Solaris
10 117 (14.74%) Agile Software Development
11 113 (14.23%) SAN
12 112 (14.11%) JavaScript
13 104 (13.10%) Perl
14 97 (12.22%) ITIL
15 94 (11.84%) C++
16 93 (11.71%) Configuration Management
17 92 (11.59%) Git (software)
18 88 (11.08%) XML
19 87 (10.96%) VMware
20 86 (10.83%) C
21 84 (10.58%) IBM
21 84 (10.58%) Finance
22 82 (10.33%) Python
22 82 (10.33%) Red Hat
23 79 (9.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
24 76 (9.57%) Apache
24 76 (9.57%) Microsoft
25 74 (9.32%) DevOps
26 71 (8.94%) WebLogic
26 71 (8.94%) Migration

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 76 (9.57%) Apache
2 71 (8.94%) WebLogic
3 60 (7.56%) Tomcat
4 26 (3.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 25 (3.15%) Apache Spark
6 23 (2.90%) JBoss
7 22 (2.77%) WebSphere
8 21 (2.64%) MS Exchange
9 15 (1.89%) SharePoint
10 14 (1.76%) SAS
11 13 (1.64%) Apache Pig
12 12 (1.51%) Confluence
12 12 (1.51%) IIS
12 12 (1.51%) WebSphere Application Server
13 10 (1.26%) Commerce Server
13 10 (1.26%) IBM HTTP Server
14 8 (1.01%) Apache Solr
14 8 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
15 7 (0.88%) Umbraco
16 6 (0.76%) Jetty
Applications
1 44 (5.54%) MS Excel
2 26 (3.27%) MS Office
3 9 (1.13%) MS Project
4 6 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (0.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 20 (2.52%) Oracle BPM
2 10 (1.26%) Remedy AR System
3 9 (1.13%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (1.13%) Oracle Receivables
3 9 (1.13%) Remedy ITSM
4 8 (1.01%) Fredhopper
5 5 (0.63%) Oracle EBS R12
6 4 (0.50%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
8 2 (0.25%) SAP HR
8 2 (0.25%) Sonata
9 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
9 1 (0.13%) Maximo
9 1 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.13%) Oracle General Ledger
9 1 (0.13%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 34 (4.28%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (2.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
4 14 (1.76%) PaaS
5 9 (1.13%) IaaS
6 8 (1.01%) GitHub
7 4 (0.50%) SaaS
8 3 (0.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 3 (0.38%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.38%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.25%) Office 365
10 1 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.13%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 1 (0.13%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.13%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 1 (0.13%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.13%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 113 (14.23%) SAN
2 59 (7.43%) Firewall
3 48 (6.05%) LAN
4 44 (5.54%) TCP/IP
5 42 (5.29%) WAN
6 37 (4.66%) Internet
6 37 (4.66%) NAS
7 34 (4.28%) LDAP
8 33 (4.16%) FTP
9 32 (4.03%) HTTP
9 32 (4.03%) SSH
10 31 (3.90%) DNS
11 22 (2.77%) VPN
12 21 (2.64%) SSL
13 18 (2.27%) Fibre Channel
14 14 (1.76%) IPsec
14 14 (1.76%) SMTP
14 14 (1.76%) VoIP
15 13 (1.64%) ATM
15 13 (1.64%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (8.44%) Oracle Database
2 59 (7.43%) Hadoop
3 53 (6.68%) MySQL
4 51 (6.42%) SQL Server
5 43 (5.42%) PostgreSQL
6 40 (5.04%) Big Data
7 37 (4.66%) Relational Database
8 36 (4.53%) NoSQL
9 28 (3.53%) MongoDB
10 27 (3.40%) Oracle BI EE
11 26 (3.27%) DB2
12 24 (3.02%) Data Warehouse
13 23 (2.90%) Apache Hive
13 23 (2.90%) Oracle Database 11g
14 21 (2.64%) HBase
15 19 (2.39%) RDBMS
16 16 (2.02%) Apache Cassandra
17 14 (1.76%) Sqoop
18 12 (1.51%) BusinessObjects
19 11 (1.39%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 92 (11.59%) Git (software)
2 70 (8.82%) Jenkins
3 65 (8.19%) Subversion
4 43 (5.42%) JIRA
5 34 (4.28%) ClearCase
6 27 (3.40%) Ant
7 23 (2.90%) GoogleTest
8 22 (2.77%) Maven
8 22 (2.77%) NUnit
8 22 (2.77%) Selenium
9 20 (2.52%) JUnit
10 18 (2.27%) CppUnit
10 18 (2.27%) Cucumber
11 14 (1.76%) SoapUI
12 13 (1.64%) ClearQuest
12 13 (1.64%) Eclipse
12 13 (1.64%) PHPUnit
13 12 (1.51%) Sonatype Nexus
13 12 (1.51%) Vagrant
14 10 (1.26%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 84 (10.58%) Finance
2 30 (3.78%) Telecoms
3 26 (3.27%) Retail
4 24 (3.02%) Banking
5 16 (2.02%) Legal
6 15 (1.89%) Law
7 10 (1.26%) Financial Institution
8 8 (1.01%) Billing
9 6 (0.76%) Games
9 6 (0.76%) Investment Banking
10 5 (0.63%) Advertising
10 5 (0.63%) Electronics
11 4 (0.50%) Back Office
11 4 (0.50%) Local Government
11 4 (0.50%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.50%) Military
12 3 (0.38%) Marketing
13 1 (0.13%) Publishing
13 1 (0.13%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 178 (22.42%) Developer
2 90 (11.34%) Architect
3 71 (8.94%) Administrator
4 53 (6.68%) Analyst
5 50 (6.30%) Consultant
6 45 (5.67%) Linux Engineer
7 38 (4.79%) C++ Developer
8 35 (4.41%) DevOps Engineer
9 32 (4.03%) Java Developer
9 32 (4.03%) Software Engineer
10 30 (3.78%) Unix Engineer
11 29 (3.65%) Systems Administrator
12 28 (3.53%) Infrastructure Architect
13 26 (3.27%) Unix Administrator
14 25 (3.15%) Applications Support
14 25 (3.15%) C Developer
14 25 (3.15%) Linux Developer
14 25 (3.15%) Oracle Developer
14 25 (3.15%) Technical Architect
14 25 (3.15%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (11.08%) XML
2 60 (7.56%) Middleware
3 55 (6.93%) JSON
4 47 (5.92%) HTML
4 47 (5.92%) J2EE
5 37 (4.66%) CSS
6 36 (4.53%) Web Services
7 33 (4.16%) .NET
8 31 (3.90%) SOAP
8 31 (3.90%) Spring
9 28 (3.53%) REST
10 25 (3.15%) JMS
11 23 (2.90%) jQuery
11 23 (2.90%) STL
12 19 (2.39%) Hibernate
13 18 (2.27%) ActiveMQ
14 16 (2.02%) Kafka
15 15 (1.89%) Boost C++ Libraries
16 14 (1.76%) Node.js
16 14 (1.76%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 68 (8.56%) Data Centre
2 49 (6.17%) Analytical Skills
3 38 (4.79%) Mainframe
4 24 (3.02%) Management Information System
5 21 (2.64%) Computer Science
5 21 (2.64%) Derivative
6 19 (2.39%) Enterprise Storage
7 18 (2.27%) Cryptography
8 17 (2.14%) Clustering
8 17 (2.14%) IBM Mainframe
9 15 (1.89%) EMC VNX
10 14 (1.76%) EMC VMAX
11 13 (1.64%) CESG
12 12 (1.51%) CMDB
12 12 (1.51%) Private Cloud
13 11 (1.39%) Client/Server
13 11 (1.39%) LPAR
13 11 (1.39%) Visualisation
14 10 (1.26%) Grid Computing
15 9 (1.13%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 485 (61.08%) Linux
2 258 (32.49%) Windows
3 118 (14.86%) Solaris
4 79 (9.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 69 (8.69%) AIX
6 59 (7.43%) Windows Server
7 25 (3.15%) HPUX
8 23 (2.90%) Windows Server 2012
9 20 (2.52%) CentOS
10 19 (2.39%) Windows Server 2008
11 18 (2.27%) Windows NT
12 16 (2.02%) Oracle Linux
13 15 (1.89%) Mac OS X
14 13 (1.64%) Data ONTAP
15 12 (1.51%) MVS
16 10 (1.26%) Windows Server 2003
16 10 (1.26%) Windows Vista
17 9 (1.13%) zOS
18 8 (1.01%) Ubuntu
19 7 (0.88%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (14.74%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (12.22%) ITIL
3 93 (11.71%) Configuration Management
4 74 (9.32%) DevOps
5 71 (8.94%) Migration
6 63 (7.93%) Software Engineering
7 62 (7.81%) High Availability
8 50 (6.30%) Scrum
9 49 (6.17%) Project Management
10 45 (5.67%) Continuous Integration
11 41 (5.16%) Open Source
12 40 (5.04%) Performance Tuning
12 40 (5.04%) Service Management
12 40 (5.04%) UML
13 38 (4.79%) Business Intelligence
13 38 (4.79%) Integration Testing
13 38 (4.79%) Unit Testing
14 37 (4.66%) Use Case
15 36 (4.53%) ETL
15 36 (4.53%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 243 (30.60%) SQL
2 151 (19.02%) Java
3 120 (15.11%) Shell Script
4 112 (14.11%) JavaScript
5 104 (13.10%) Perl
6 94 (11.84%) C++
7 86 (10.83%) C
8 82 (10.33%) Python
9 31 (3.90%) Bash Shell
10 29 (3.65%) PHP
11 26 (3.27%) PL/SQL
12 25 (3.15%) Ruby
13 19 (2.39%) Scala
14 16 (2.02%) C#
15 9 (1.13%) PowerShell
16 7 (0.88%) VB
17 6 (0.76%) Tcl
18 5 (0.63%) Korn
18 5 (0.63%) VBScript
19 4 (0.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 201 (25.31%) Security Cleared
2 158 (19.90%) SC Cleared
3 42 (5.29%) DV Cleared
4 26 (3.27%) Degree
5 24 (3.02%) Cisco Certification
6 18 (2.27%) CCNP
6 18 (2.27%) CISSP
6 18 (2.27%) ISEB
7 14 (1.76%) CEH
7 14 (1.76%) CESG Certified Professional
8 13 (1.64%) ISTQB
9 11 (1.39%) BPSS Clearance
10 10 (1.26%) CCNA
11 9 (1.13%) BC Cleared
11 9 (1.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 7 (0.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 7 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
14 4 (0.50%) HND
14 4 (0.50%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (4.66%) QA
2 27 (3.40%) SLA
3 8 (1.01%) RMADS
4 7 (0.88%) JSP 440
5 6 (0.76%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
6 5 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.63%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.13%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.13%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 62 (7.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 48 (6.05%) Active Directory
3 23 (2.90%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 20 (2.52%) Oracle RAC
5 19 (2.39%) Virtual Servers
6 18 (2.27%) HDFS
7 15 (1.89%) Virtual Machines
8 14 (1.76%) NFS
8 14 (1.76%) Sendmail
9 13 (1.64%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 12 (1.51%) Veritas File System
11 11 (1.39%) Apache Flume
12 9 (1.13%) Samba
13 8 (1.01%) Docker
13 8 (1.01%) vSphere
14 5 (0.63%) Hyper-V
15 4 (0.50%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 3 (0.38%) VirtualBox
16 3 (0.38%) XenApp
17 2 (0.25%) NetIQ eDirectory
Systems Management
1 67 (8.44%) Puppet
2 42 (5.29%) Ansible
3 33 (4.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 28 (3.53%) Ambari
5 26 (3.27%) NetBackup
5 26 (3.27%) Tivoli
6 17 (2.14%) Opscode Chef
6 17 (2.14%) ZABBIX
7 16 (2.02%) CA Wily
7 16 (2.02%) HP Quality Center
8 15 (1.89%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 14 (1.76%) HP Data Protector
10 12 (1.51%) Hadoop YARN
11 11 (1.39%) Oozie
11 11 (1.39%) Veritas Storage Foundation
12 10 (1.26%) Nagios
13 9 (1.13%) Nexpose
13 9 (1.13%) SCCM
14 8 (1.01%) Control-M
15 7 (0.88%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 296 (37.28%) Oracle
2 87 (10.96%) VMware
3 84 (10.58%) IBM
4 82 (10.33%) Red Hat
5 76 (9.57%) Microsoft
6 69 (8.69%) Cisco
7 58 (7.30%) HP
8 46 (5.79%) NetApp
9 38 (4.79%) Veritas
10 33 (4.16%) Sun
11 29 (3.65%) Informatica
12 27 (3.40%) EMC
13 25 (3.15%) Citrix
14 24 (3.02%) F5
15 23 (2.90%) Brocade
16 22 (2.77%) Remedy
17 20 (2.52%) Symantec
18 19 (2.39%) SAP
19 14 (1.76%) Juniper
20 13 (1.64%) Intel Security
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