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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix
Rank 32 28 34
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +6
Contract jobs citing Unix 498 578 455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 5.60% 6.05% 5.09%
As % of the Operating Systems category 22.85% 24.84% 20.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 301 184
Median daily rate £411 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.81% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £300 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £497
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £351
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +8.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 9
Median hourly rate £57.50 £37.50 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.33% +47.05%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £36.25 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-22.75% +16.93%
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
2179 2327 2169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.49% 24.35% 24.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1309 1255 1054
Median daily rate £375 £360 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £220 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £305
% change year-on-year
- +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 237 205
Median hourly rate £21.50 £16.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.30% +4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.28 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 24 July 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 +6 159 £400 +3.22% 21
Berkshire +2 113 £400 - 25
Surrey -4 78 £450 +12.50% 21
Buckinghamshire -2 57 £450 +39.53% 10
West Sussex -21 32 £365 -14.11% 5
Middlesex -1 24 £350 - 1
Kent +10 12 £325 -36.58%
Oxfordshire +10 12 £375 -6.25% 3
East Sussex +9 5 £430 +29.81% 7
Unix
England

Unix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 627 (60.99%) Linux
2 417 (40.56%) Oracle
3 304 (29.57%) SQL
4 288 (28.02%) Windows
5 266 (25.88%) Security Cleared
6 235 (22.86%) SC Cleared
7 182 (17.70%) Java
8 178 (17.32%) Solaris
9 177 (17.22%) Shell Script
10 161 (15.66%) SAN
11 153 (14.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 147 (14.30%) Finance
13 146 (14.20%) Red Hat
14 144 (14.01%) XML
15 129 (12.55%) Oracle Database
16 128 (12.45%) Migration
17 122 (11.87%) Agile Software Development
18 107 (10.41%) HP
18 107 (10.41%) Configuration Management
19 106 (10.31%) Perl
20 103 (10.02%) JavaScript
20 103 (10.02%) Python
20 103 (10.02%) Project Management
21 101 (9.82%) IBM
22 99 (9.63%) Git (software)
23 98 (9.53%) DevOps
24 96 (9.34%) VMware
24 96 (9.34%) Veritas
25 95 (9.24%) Subversion
26 86 (8.37%) Active Directory

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 77 (7.49%) WebLogic
2 64 (6.23%) Tomcat
3 57 (5.54%) JBoss
4 52 (5.06%) Apache
5 32 (3.11%) MS Exchange
6 25 (2.43%) WebSphere
7 24 (2.33%) IIS
8 14 (1.36%) OpenStack
9 13 (1.26%) SharePoint Server
10 11 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2010
11 10 (0.97%) Apache Spark
12 9 (0.88%) Confluence
12 9 (0.88%) SAS
12 9 (0.88%) SharePoint
13 7 (0.68%) TPMS
13 7 (0.68%) Umbraco
14 6 (0.58%) iPlanet
14 6 (0.58%) MQSeries
15 4 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
15 4 (0.39%) CMS
Applications
1 67 (6.52%) MS Excel
2 24 (2.33%) MS Project
3 20 (1.95%) MS Office
4 15 (1.46%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.68%) PaintShop Pro
6 6 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.097%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 16 (1.56%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (1.17%) Remedy ITSM
3 11 (1.07%) Oracle Receivables
4 10 (0.97%) Oracle EBS R12
5 8 (0.78%) Remedy AR System
6 5 (0.49%) Oracle Applications
7 4 (0.39%) Oracle Payables
8 3 (0.29%) Oracle ERP
8 3 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 2 (0.19%) Oracle 11i
9 2 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
9 2 (0.19%) Oracle General Ledger
9 2 (0.19%) Oracle HRMS
10 1 (0.097%) Oracle Cash Management
10 1 (0.097%) Oracle iProcurement
10 1 (0.097%) PeopleSoft HCM
10 1 (0.097%) PeopleSoft HRMS
10 1 (0.097%) SAP Business ByDesign
10 1 (0.097%) SAP HR
10 1 (0.097%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 27 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (0.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (0.97%) PaaS
3 9 (0.88%) SaaS
4 7 (0.68%) IaaS
5 4 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.39%) HP Helion
6 3 (0.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 3 (0.29%) Amazon S3
6 3 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (0.29%) Boomi
7 2 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.19%) GitHub
7 2 (0.19%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.097%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.097%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.097%) Engine Yard
8 1 (0.097%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.097%) Heroku
8 1 (0.097%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 161 (15.66%) SAN
2 53 (5.16%) Fibre Channel
3 49 (4.77%) LDAP
4 47 (4.57%) TCP/IP
5 46 (4.47%) Firewall
5 46 (4.47%) NAS
6 35 (3.40%) Internet
7 30 (2.92%) FTP
8 29 (2.82%) LAN
8 29 (2.82%) WAN
9 28 (2.72%) HTTP
10 26 (2.53%) SMTP
10 26 (2.53%) SSH
11 24 (2.33%) Diameter Protocol
11 24 (2.33%) SS7
12 22 (2.14%) DNS
13 20 (1.95%) Network Security
13 20 (1.95%) SSL
14 19 (1.85%) VPN
15 18 (1.75%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 129 (12.55%) Oracle Database
2 73 (7.10%) SQL Server
3 69 (6.71%) MySQL
4 57 (5.54%) Oracle Database 11g
5 45 (4.38%) Relational Database
6 33 (3.21%) PostgreSQL
7 31 (3.02%) Oracle BI EE
8 30 (2.92%) Oracle Database 10g
9 29 (2.82%) Oracle Reports
10 26 (2.53%) NoSQL
11 24 (2.33%) RDBMS
12 23 (2.24%) Data Warehouse
12 23 (2.24%) VLDB
13 21 (2.04%) OLTP
14 20 (1.95%) Oracle Database 12c
15 18 (1.75%) Hadoop
16 17 (1.65%) MongoDB
17 16 (1.56%) DB2
18 15 (1.46%) PowerCenter
19 14 (1.36%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 99 (9.63%) Git (software)
2 95 (9.24%) Subversion
3 68 (6.61%) Jenkins
4 49 (4.77%) SoapUI
5 38 (3.70%) Oracle Forms
6 35 (3.40%) Ant
7 34 (3.31%) GoogleTest
8 33 (3.21%) JIRA
8 33 (3.21%) Vagrant
9 32 (3.11%) ClearCase
9 32 (3.11%) NUnit
10 30 (2.92%) Maven
11 28 (2.72%) CppUnit
11 28 (2.72%) Selenium
12 23 (2.24%) Sonatype Nexus
13 21 (2.04%) JUnit
14 20 (1.95%) Cucumber
15 14 (1.36%) Eclipse
16 13 (1.26%) JMeter
16 13 (1.26%) PHPUnit
General
1 147 (14.30%) Finance
2 72 (7.00%) Telecoms
3 64 (6.23%) Banking
4 27 (2.63%) Retail
5 16 (1.56%) Investment Banking
6 12 (1.17%) Legal
7 10 (0.97%) Back Office
8 9 (0.88%) Manufacturing
9 8 (0.78%) Billing
10 6 (0.58%) Marketing
11 5 (0.49%) Electronics
12 4 (0.39%) Games
13 3 (0.29%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.29%) Military
14 2 (0.19%) Publishing
15 1 (0.097%) General Ledger
15 1 (0.097%) Law
15 1 (0.097%) Local Government
15 1 (0.097%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.097%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 214 (20.82%) Developer
2 129 (12.55%) Administrator
3 101 (9.82%) Analyst
4 96 (9.34%) Architect
5 78 (7.59%) Unix Administrator
6 71 (6.91%) DevOps Engineer
7 61 (5.93%) Oracle Developer
8 60 (5.84%) Unix Engineer
9 59 (5.74%) Linux Engineer
10 58 (5.64%) Systems Administrator
11 53 (5.16%) Consultant
12 44 (4.28%) SQL Developer
12 44 (4.28%) Test Analyst
13 42 (4.09%) Technical Architect
14 38 (3.70%) C++ Developer
14 38 (3.70%) DBA
14 38 (3.70%) Java Developer
14 38 (3.70%) Support Engineer
15 37 (3.60%) Unix Systems Administrator
16 33 (3.21%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 144 (14.01%) XML
2 72 (7.00%) SOAP
3 68 (6.61%) Web Services
4 66 (6.42%) HTML
5 54 (5.25%) .NET
5 54 (5.25%) Middleware
6 49 (4.77%) JSON
7 44 (4.28%) CSS
8 31 (3.02%) J2EE
9 30 (2.92%) jQuery
10 28 (2.72%) STL
11 26 (2.53%) JMS
12 24 (2.33%) Java EE
12 24 (2.33%) RabbitMQ
13 23 (2.24%) REST
14 22 (2.14%) Boost C++ Libraries
15 18 (1.75%) AngularJS
15 18 (1.75%) Spring
15 18 (1.75%) XML Messaging
16 17 (1.65%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 82 (7.98%) Analytical Skills
2 77 (7.49%) Data Centre
3 52 (5.06%) Clustering
4 43 (4.18%) Computer Science
5 29 (2.82%) Derivative
5 29 (2.82%) EMC VMAX
5 29 (2.82%) Private Cloud
6 26 (2.53%) Management Information System
7 25 (2.43%) Mainframe
8 22 (2.14%) Replication
9 21 (2.04%) Smart Meter
10 19 (1.85%) LPAR
11 16 (1.56%) Client/Server
11 16 (1.56%) HACMP
12 14 (1.36%) Cryptography
12 14 (1.36%) Enterprise Storage
12 14 (1.36%) PKI
13 13 (1.26%) CESG
14 10 (0.97%) EMC VNX
14 10 (0.97%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 627 (60.99%) Linux
2 288 (28.02%) Windows
3 178 (17.32%) Solaris
4 153 (14.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 82 (7.98%) AIX
6 69 (6.71%) Windows Server
7 50 (4.86%) Windows Server 2008
8 39 (3.79%) HPUX
9 38 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
10 34 (3.31%) Oracle Linux
11 31 (3.02%) Mac OS X
12 27 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
13 25 (2.43%) CentOS
14 18 (1.75%) Windows 7
15 13 (1.26%) Data ONTAP
15 13 (1.26%) Windows Vista
16 11 (1.07%) zOS
17 10 (0.97%) MVS
17 10 (0.97%) Windows NT
18 8 (0.78%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (12.45%) Migration
2 122 (11.87%) Agile Software Development
3 107 (10.41%) Configuration Management
4 103 (10.02%) Project Management
5 98 (9.53%) DevOps
6 86 (8.37%) ITIL
7 71 (6.91%) Use Case
8 70 (6.81%) Continuous Integration
9 69 (6.71%) Software Engineering
10 57 (5.54%) Integration Testing
11 54 (5.25%) Disaster Recovery
12 51 (4.96%) Multithreading
12 51 (4.96%) System Integration Testing
13 48 (4.67%) Scrum
14 46 (4.47%) Test Scripting
15 45 (4.38%) Unit Testing
16 44 (4.28%) High Availability
17 43 (4.18%) Change Management
17 43 (4.18%) SDLC
17 43 (4.18%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 304 (29.57%) SQL
2 182 (17.70%) Java
3 177 (17.22%) Shell Script
4 106 (10.31%) Perl
5 103 (10.02%) JavaScript
5 103 (10.02%) Python
6 83 (8.07%) C
6 83 (8.07%) C++
7 72 (7.00%) PL/SQL
8 40 (3.89%) PowerShell
9 38 (3.70%) PHP
10 34 (3.31%) Ruby
11 31 (3.02%) Bash Shell
12 26 (2.53%) Scala
13 22 (2.14%) Korn
14 19 (1.85%) C#
15 14 (1.36%) VB
16 12 (1.17%) JCL
17 10 (0.97%) VBScript
18 9 (0.88%) REXX
Qualifications
1 266 (25.88%) Security Cleared
2 235 (22.86%) SC Cleared
3 56 (5.45%) Degree
4 48 (4.67%) DV Cleared
5 38 (3.70%) ISTQB
6 26 (2.53%) ISEB
7 25 (2.43%) Cisco Certification
8 21 (2.04%) CISSP
9 20 (1.95%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 19 (1.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 15 (1.46%) CESG Certified Professional
11 15 (1.46%) Microsoft Certification
12 14 (1.36%) CCNP
13 13 (1.26%) OCP
13 13 (1.26%) Oracle Certification
14 12 (1.17%) BPSS Clearance
14 12 (1.17%) MCITP
15 11 (1.07%) CEH
16 9 (0.88%) BC Cleared
17 7 (0.68%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (3.70%) SLA
2 35 (3.40%) QA
3 12 (1.17%) Data Quality
3 12 (1.17%) RMADS
4 8 (0.78%) JSP 440
5 5 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.39%) PMBOK
7 3 (0.29%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.097%) COBIT
System Software
1 86 (8.37%) Active Directory
2 64 (6.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (4.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 46 (4.47%) Virtual Machines
5 34 (3.31%) Virtual Servers
6 29 (2.82%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 23 (2.24%) GlusterFS
8 21 (2.04%) Oracle RAC
9 14 (1.36%) Sendmail
9 14 (1.36%) XenApp
10 13 (1.26%) Hyper-V
11 12 (1.17%) NFS
12 11 (1.07%) VMware ESX
12 11 (1.07%) XenDesktop
13 10 (0.97%) vSphere
14 9 (0.88%) Firmware
14 9 (0.88%) Time Sharing Option
14 9 (0.88%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
15 7 (0.68%) Docker
16 6 (0.58%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 70 (6.81%) Ansible
1 70 (6.81%) Puppet
2 67 (6.52%) NetBackup
3 34 (3.31%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 29 (2.82%) HP Data Protector
4 29 (2.82%) Red Hat Satellite
5 28 (2.72%) Oracle ZFS
6 27 (2.63%) Tivoli
7 26 (2.53%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 23 (2.24%) HP Quality Center
9 22 (2.14%) Opscode Chef
10 17 (1.65%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 15 (1.46%) Oracle RMAN
12 14 (1.36%) Data Guard
13 13 (1.26%) Control-M
13 13 (1.26%) Nagios
13 13 (1.26%) SCCM
14 11 (1.07%) Legato
15 9 (0.88%) CA Wily
15 9 (0.88%) SCOM
Vendors
1 417 (40.56%) Oracle
2 146 (14.20%) Red Hat
3 107 (10.41%) HP
4 101 (9.82%) IBM
5 96 (9.34%) Veritas
5 96 (9.34%) VMware
6 83 (8.07%) Microsoft
7 66 (6.42%) EMC
8 53 (5.16%) Brocade
9 50 (4.86%) Citrix
9 50 (4.86%) Sun
10 46 (4.47%) Cisco
10 46 (4.47%) NetApp
11 40 (3.89%) Informatica
12 35 (3.40%) Sybase
13 30 (2.92%) StorageTek
14 28 (2.72%) Remedy
15 26 (2.53%) F5
16 23 (2.24%) Symantec
17 22 (2.14%) SAP
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