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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited UNIX over the 3 months to 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 36 28 38
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +10
Contract jobs citing UNIX 434 479 399
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 4.73% 5.39% 3.96%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.51% 22.59% 19.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 261 192
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £499 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 14
Average hourly rate £25.50 £19.50 £35.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -45.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £17.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £28.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-3.07% +8.33%
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
2224 2120 2027
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.25% 23.86% 20.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1126 1071 896
Average daily rate £325 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 214 235 264
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +1.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -8.57%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 20 August 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire -2 148 £350 - 20
Berkshire -13 92 £326 -10.61% 34
Surrey -7 73 £345 -10.67% 20
Buckinghamshire +3 67 £375 +9.09% 8
Kent -12 13 £418 -16.50% 2
Oxfordshire -11 12 £450 +9.75% 6
Home Counties - 11 £413 -
Middlesex -3 7 £275 -4.34%
East Sussex - 6 £400 - 2
West Sussex -3 5 £445 +22.75% 3
M4 Corridor - - - -
Sussex - - - -
UNIX
England

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 416 (43.93%) Linux
2 372 (39.28%) Oracle
3 361 (38.12%) Windows
4 275 (29.04%) SQL
5 228 (24.08%) Security Cleared
6 199 (21.01%) Java
7 191 (20.17%) SC Cleared
8 177 (18.69%) Microsoft
9 171 (18.06%) HTML
10 154 (16.26%) Finance
11 146 (15.42%) JavaScript
12 140 (14.78%) HP
13 128 (13.52%) Solaris
14 121 (12.78%) Telecoms
15 119 (12.57%) Shell Script
16 116 (12.25%) .NET
17 107 (11.30%) Oracle Database
18 105 (11.09%) Windows Server 2008
19 103 (10.88%) JSP
20 102 (10.77%) VMware
21 99 (10.45%) ITIL
22 95 (10.03%) ISTQB
23 94 (9.93%) TCP/IP
24 88 (9.29%) SAN
24 88 (9.29%) Perl
25 86 (9.08%) ASP.NET
26 85 (8.98%) Cisco
26 85 (8.98%) Windows Server 2003
27 83 (8.76%) IBM
28 80 (8.45%) C

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 62 (6.55%) WebSphere
2 59 (6.23%) Apache
3 44 (4.65%) WebLogic
4 41 (4.33%) Tomcat
4 41 (4.33%) MS Exchange
5 32 (3.38%) WebSphere Application Server
6 25 (2.64%) Exchange Server 2003
7 15 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2010
7 15 (1.58%) SharePoint
7 15 (1.58%) SAS
8 14 (1.48%) Confluence
8 14 (1.48%) GlassFish
9 13 (1.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 11 (1.16%) IIS
11 9 (0.95%) TIBCO EMS
12 8 (0.84%) CMS
12 8 (0.84%) CICS
12 8 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
13 7 (0.74%) MQSeries
14 6 (0.63%) Documentum
Applications
1 75 (7.92%) MS Excel
2 24 (2.53%) MS Office
3 15 (1.58%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.11%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.11%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 72 (7.60%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (1.27%) CSG Singleview
3 11 (1.16%) BusinessWorks
4 10 (1.06%) Oracle EBS R12
5 9 (0.95%) Oracle Applications
6 8 (0.84%) Staffware
6 8 (0.84%) Remedy ITSM
6 8 (0.84%) Remedy AR System
7 7 (0.74%) TIBCO iProcess
8 4 (0.42%) Maximo
9 3 (0.32%) Oracle General Ledger
10 2 (0.21%) SAP GRC
10 2 (0.21%) SAP IS-U
10 2 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
10 2 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 2 (0.21%) Misys Midas
10 2 (0.21%) Retail-J
10 2 (0.21%) SAP MM
10 2 (0.21%) AWD
10 2 (0.21%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 9 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
2 8 (0.84%) SaaS
3 6 (0.63%) GitHub
4 4 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (0.32%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.21%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.21%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 94 (9.93%) TCP/IP
2 88 (9.29%) SAN
3 49 (5.17%) Firewall
4 47 (4.96%) DNS
5 46 (4.86%) HTTPS
6 38 (4.01%) HTTP
7 30 (3.17%) FTP
7 30 (3.17%) SSL
8 29 (3.06%) LDAP
8 29 (3.06%) Internet
9 27 (2.85%) Network Security
10 24 (2.53%) 3G
11 21 (2.22%) NAS
12 19 (2.01%) SSH
13 18 (1.90%) WAN
14 16 (1.69%) Wireshark
15 15 (1.58%) LAN
16 14 (1.48%) SMTP
16 14 (1.48%) Fibre Channel
17 12 (1.27%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 107 (11.30%) Oracle Database
2 71 (7.50%) SQL Server
3 68 (7.18%) MySQL
4 54 (5.70%) Relational Database
5 48 (5.07%) Data Warehouse
5 48 (5.07%) Oracle Database 11g
6 40 (4.22%) DB2
7 28 (2.96%) Oracle Reports
8 21 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
9 20 (2.11%) Oracle Database 10g
10 18 (1.90%) PowerCenter
11 12 (1.27%) DTS
11 12 (1.27%) SQL Server 2005
11 12 (1.27%) RDBMS
12 11 (1.16%) Oracle9i Database
12 11 (1.16%) Oracle Database 12c
12 11 (1.16%) Base SAS
13 10 (1.06%) Pentaho
14 9 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
15 7 (0.74%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 67 (7.07%) Subversion
2 34 (3.59%) Git (software)
3 33 (3.48%) QuickTest Pro
4 29 (3.06%) LoadRunner
5 28 (2.96%) Ant
6 26 (2.75%) JUnit
7 23 (2.43%) Selenium
8 22 (2.32%) Toad
9 21 (2.22%) JIRA
10 20 (2.11%) Jenkins
11 15 (1.58%) ClearCase
12 12 (1.27%) Oracle Forms
12 12 (1.27%) NUnit
12 12 (1.27%) CppUnit
12 12 (1.27%) GoogleTest
13 11 (1.16%) Introscope
14 10 (1.06%) Rational Rose
14 10 (1.06%) WebDriver
15 9 (0.95%) Eclipse
16 7 (0.74%) Visual Studio
General
1 154 (16.26%) Finance
2 121 (12.78%) Telecoms
3 39 (4.12%) Retail
4 28 (2.96%) Banking
5 16 (1.69%) Military
6 12 (1.27%) Billing
6 12 (1.27%) Aerospace
7 9 (0.95%) General Ledger
8 8 (0.84%) Automotive
8 8 (0.84%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
9 6 (0.63%) Marketing
10 5 (0.53%) Spanish Language
11 4 (0.42%) Japanese Language
12 3 (0.32%) Electronics
13 2 (0.21%) Back Office
13 2 (0.21%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.11%) Front Office
14 1 (0.11%) Local Government
14 1 (0.11%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 179 (18.90%) Developer
2 176 (18.59%) Analyst
3 69 (7.29%) Consultant
3 69 (7.29%) Administrator
4 67 (7.07%) Test Analyst
5 65 (6.86%) Architect
6 41 (4.33%) Support Analyst
7 32 (3.38%) Software Engineer
8 31 (3.27%) DBA
9 28 (2.96%) Java Developer
10 27 (2.85%) Systems Administrator
11 26 (2.75%) Tester
11 26 (2.75%) Test Engineer
11 26 (2.75%) Python Developer
12 24 (2.53%) Solutions Architect
12 24 (2.53%) Oracle DBA
13 22 (2.32%) Support Engineer
14 21 (2.22%) Network Engineer
14 21 (2.22%) Project Manager
15 20 (2.11%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 171 (18.06%) HTML
2 116 (12.25%) .NET
3 103 (10.88%) JSP
4 86 (9.08%) ASP.NET
5 77 (8.13%) CSS
6 72 (7.60%) Web Services
7 59 (6.23%) jQuery
8 57 (6.02%) XML
9 46 (4.86%) Middleware
10 40 (4.22%) J2EE
11 38 (4.01%) SOAP
12 35 (3.70%) Spring
13 34 (3.59%) HTML5
14 30 (3.17%) Ajax
15 26 (2.75%) Django
16 16 (1.69%) Spring MVC
17 13 (1.37%) XSD
17 13 (1.37%) Regular Expression
18 12 (1.27%) Motif
19 11 (1.16%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 30 (3.17%) Mainframe
2 29 (3.06%) Enterprise Software
3 24 (2.53%) Clustering
4 23 (2.43%) Management Information System
5 22 (2.32%) Computer Science
6 19 (2.01%) Mobile App
7 15 (1.58%) Embedded Systems
7 15 (1.58%) Replication
8 14 (1.48%) Open Source
9 12 (1.27%) Data Integration
9 12 (1.27%) HACMP
9 12 (1.27%) PKI
10 9 (0.95%) Derivative
11 8 (0.84%) Mathematics
12 7 (0.74%) EPoS
12 7 (0.74%) DTV
12 7 (0.74%) Smart Meter
13 5 (0.53%) Physics
14 4 (0.42%) Statistics
14 4 (0.42%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 416 (43.93%) Linux
2 361 (38.12%) Windows
3 128 (13.52%) Solaris
4 105 (11.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 85 (8.98%) Windows Server 2003
6 74 (7.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 60 (6.34%) AIX
8 49 (5.17%) Windows 2000
9 45 (4.75%) Windows XP
10 32 (3.38%) Windows 7
11 25 (2.64%) HPUX
12 20 (2.11%) Windows NT
13 10 (1.06%) Windows Vista
14 9 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
15 8 (0.84%) Oracle Linux
16 7 (0.74%) MVS
17 6 (0.63%) Windows 2000 Server
18 5 (0.53%) CentOS
18 5 (0.53%) NetWare
18 5 (0.53%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (10.45%) ITIL
2 61 (6.44%) Migration
3 53 (5.60%) Software Testing
4 49 (5.17%) Software Engineering
5 46 (4.86%) Project Management
6 45 (4.75%) Change Management
6 45 (4.75%) ETL
6 45 (4.75%) Agile Software Development
6 45 (4.75%) Test Scripting
6 45 (4.75%) Continuous Integration
7 41 (4.33%) E-Commerce
8 39 (4.12%) Unit Testing
9 38 (4.01%) SOA
9 38 (4.01%) Workflow
10 37 (3.91%) Configuration Management
11 36 (3.80%) Web Development
12 34 (3.59%) Service Delivery
13 32 (3.38%) Business Intelligence
14 30 (3.17%) Knowledge Management
15 29 (3.06%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 275 (29.04%) SQL
2 199 (21.01%) Java
3 146 (15.42%) JavaScript
4 119 (12.57%) Shell Script
5 88 (9.29%) Perl
6 80 (8.45%) C
7 75 (7.92%) PL/SQL
8 71 (7.50%) Python
9 52 (5.49%) C++
10 45 (4.75%) PHP
10 45 (4.75%) Korn
10 45 (4.75%) PowerShell
11 38 (4.01%) VB
12 37 (3.91%) Bash Shell
13 27 (2.85%) C#
14 25 (2.64%) VBScript
15 23 (2.43%) T-SQL
16 15 (1.58%) AWK
17 13 (1.37%) Ruby
18 11 (1.16%) JCL
Qualifications
1 228 (24.08%) Security Cleared
2 191 (20.17%) SC Cleared
3 95 (10.03%) ISTQB
4 61 (6.44%) Degree
5 60 (6.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 58 (6.12%) DV Cleared
6 58 (6.12%) Cisco Certification
7 56 (5.91%) Microsoft Certification
8 31 (3.27%) MCSE
9 29 (3.06%) MCITP
10 28 (2.96%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 25 (2.64%) CCNA
12 21 (2.22%) ISEB
13 19 (2.01%) CCNP
14 18 (1.90%) MCP
15 15 (1.58%) CISSP
16 9 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 8 (0.84%) CISA
18 7 (0.74%) CISM
18 7 (0.74%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (3.80%) SLA
2 26 (2.75%) QA
3 19 (2.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.32%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.21%) COBIT
7 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
System Software
1 78 (8.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 36 (3.80%) Active Directory
3 18 (1.90%) NFS
4 16 (1.69%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 16 (1.69%) Hyper-V
5 15 (1.58%) Oracle RAC
5 15 (1.58%) Oracle RMAN
6 14 (1.48%) Nmap
6 14 (1.48%) vSphere
7 12 (1.27%) VMware ESX
8 11 (1.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 9 (0.95%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 7 (0.74%) Shibboleth
10 7 (0.74%) vCloud
10 7 (0.74%) Xen
11 6 (0.63%) GPFS
11 6 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
12 4 (0.42%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 3 (0.32%) ISA Server
13 3 (0.32%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 49 (5.17%) Tivoli
2 39 (4.12%) HP Quality Center
3 33 (3.48%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 32 (3.38%) NetBackup
5 28 (2.96%) Puppet
6 18 (1.90%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 17 (1.80%) Backup Exec
8 16 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
9 15 (1.58%) Control-M
10 14 (1.48%) Nessus
10 14 (1.48%) McAfee ePO
11 8 (0.84%) TIBCO Hawk
11 8 (0.84%) Data Guard
11 8 (0.84%) Nagios
12 7 (0.74%) Cobbler
13 6 (0.63%) SCOM
13 6 (0.63%) BMC PATROL
14 5 (0.53%) SCCM
14 5 (0.53%) CA Wily
15 4 (0.42%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 372 (39.28%) Oracle
2 177 (18.69%) Microsoft
3 140 (14.78%) HP
4 102 (10.77%) VMware
5 85 (8.98%) Cisco
6 83 (8.76%) IBM
7 73 (7.71%) Red Hat
8 71 (7.50%) Citrix
9 34 (3.59%) Sun
10 33 (3.48%) EMC
11 29 (3.06%) Juniper
12 24 (2.53%) Intel
13 23 (2.43%) SAP
13 23 (2.43%) Veritas
14 20 (2.11%) TIBCO
14 20 (2.11%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
15 18 (1.90%) Symantec
15 18 (1.90%) Business Objects
16 16 (1.69%) Remedy
16 16 (1.69%) Sophos
Hampshire
Stott & May
Rate: From £325 to £340 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Berkshire
Vertical IT
Rate: MARKET RATE + COMPETITIVE
Posted: 4 hours ago
Berkshire
Vertical IT
Rate: MARKET RATE + COMPETITIVE
Posted: 5 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Rate: £190 - £200 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rate Value
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rate value
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: On Application
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton
Interquest - IQ ESM
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Reading
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 22 days ago