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 3 September 2015 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 30 38 29
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -9
Contract jobs citing UNIX 591 441 504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 5.97% 4.73% 5.67%
As % of the Operating Systems category 25.15% 19.31% 23.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 185 265
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £242 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £519 £486
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 14 13
Average hourly rate £37.50 £27.75 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.13% +42.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.75 £12.60 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £39.25 £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £32.03
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +1.47%
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
2350 2284 2136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 23.75% 24.52% 24.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1274 1144 1069
Average daily rate £351 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.84% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £170 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 238 241
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 3 September 2015.

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 September 2015.

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 3 September 2015. 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
Berkshire +22 155 £450 +41.73% 34
Surrey +15 130 £400 +18.51% 17
Hampshire -5 125 £425 +17.24% 15
Buckinghamshire +8 106 £389 -5.18% 8
West Sussex +13 33 £425 -4.49% 8
Middlesex +20 21 £350 +1.44%
Kent -9 5 £450 -6.49% 4
Oxfordshire -27 5 £315 -30.00% 8
M4 Corridor - 4 - -
East Sussex +3 3 £331 -26.38% 5
UNIX
England

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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.

1 531 (47.58%) Linux
2 461 (41.31%) Oracle
3 379 (33.96%) SQL
4 289 (25.90%) Windows
5 265 (23.75%) Security Cleared
6 227 (20.34%) SC Cleared
6 227 (20.34%) Shell Script
7 199 (17.83%) Finance
8 190 (17.03%) Perl
9 187 (16.76%) Java
10 167 (14.96%) Agile Software Development
11 150 (13.44%) Solaris
12 149 (13.35%) Oracle Database
13 139 (12.46%) Red Hat
14 136 (12.19%) Microsoft
15 130 (11.65%) XML
16 127 (11.38%) Telecoms
17 124 (11.11%) SAN
18 121 (10.84%) HP
19 118 (10.57%) Python
20 113 (10.13%) VMware
21 110 (9.86%) AIX
21 110 (9.86%) C
22 109 (9.77%) DB2
22 109 (9.77%) Analytical Skills
23 107 (9.59%) Migration
24 105 (9.41%) SQL Server
25 104 (9.32%) C++
25 104 (9.32%) HTML
26 102 (9.14%) PL/SQL

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 82 (7.35%) Apache
2 72 (6.45%) WebSphere
3 61 (5.47%) Tomcat
4 47 (4.21%) WebLogic
5 39 (3.49%) IIS
5 39 (3.49%) MS Exchange
6 28 (2.51%) SAS
7 27 (2.42%) JBoss
8 18 (1.61%) WebSphere Application Server
9 15 (1.34%) SharePoint
9 15 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2010
10 14 (1.25%) Node.js
11 10 (0.90%) SharePoint Server
12 9 (0.81%) OpenStack
13 7 (0.63%) Documentum
14 6 (0.54%) Confluence
15 5 (0.45%) GlassFish
15 5 (0.45%) Oracle Application Server
15 5 (0.45%) Commerce Server
15 5 (0.45%) MQSeries
Applications
1 89 (7.97%) MS Excel
2 23 (2.06%) MS Office
3 20 (1.79%) MS Visio
4 17 (1.52%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (0.99%) PaintShop Pro
5 11 (0.99%) MS Project
6 3 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.090%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.090%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.090%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 33 (2.96%) Oracle EBS
2 21 (1.88%) Maximo
3 18 (1.61%) Oracle Applications
4 9 (0.81%) Oracle EBS R12
5 7 (0.63%) Oracle General Ledger
5 7 (0.63%) Oracle Payables
5 7 (0.63%) Oracle Receivables
6 6 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 4 (0.36%) Cordys
7 4 (0.36%) Fredhopper
8 3 (0.27%) assyst
8 3 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
8 3 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
8 3 (0.27%) BusinessWorks
9 2 (0.18%) Oracle 11i
9 2 (0.18%) SAP APO
9 2 (0.18%) Oracle BRM
9 2 (0.18%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 36 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (2.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (0.90%) SaaS
4 9 (0.81%) AWS CloudFormation
4 9 (0.81%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 7 (0.63%) Heroku
6 6 (0.54%) PaaS
6 6 (0.54%) IaaS
7 5 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (0.36%) Office 365
9 3 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.27%) HP Helion
10 2 (0.18%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.090%) IBM PureFlex
11 1 (0.090%) SuccessFactors
11 1 (0.090%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 1 (0.090%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 124 (11.11%) SAN
2 81 (7.26%) TCP/IP
3 60 (5.38%) DNS
4 59 (5.29%) Firewall
5 54 (4.84%) LDAP
6 44 (3.94%) WAN
7 39 (3.49%) LAN
8 36 (3.23%) Radio Access Network
9 34 (3.05%) VPN
9 34 (3.05%) SSH
10 30 (2.69%) HTTP
11 28 (2.51%) LTE
12 27 (2.42%) 4G
12 27 (2.42%) 3G
13 26 (2.33%) NAS
14 24 (2.15%) FTP
15 22 (1.97%) SSL
15 22 (1.97%) Network Security
16 19 (1.70%) SMTP
17 18 (1.61%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 149 (13.35%) Oracle Database
2 109 (9.77%) DB2
3 105 (9.41%) SQL Server
4 58 (5.20%) Oracle Database 11g
5 53 (4.75%) Relational Database
6 44 (3.94%) Data Warehouse
7 42 (3.76%) Oracle Database 10g
8 40 (3.58%) MySQL
9 38 (3.41%) PostgreSQL
10 33 (2.96%) Oracle9i Database
11 32 (2.87%) Oracle Reports
12 25 (2.24%) PowerCenter
12 25 (2.24%) Big Data
13 19 (1.70%) BusinessObjects
14 18 (1.61%) RDBMS
14 18 (1.61%) Oracle Database 12c
15 16 (1.43%) OLTP
16 15 (1.34%) DB2 UDB
17 12 (1.08%) MS Access
18 10 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 62 (5.56%) Subversion
2 51 (4.57%) Git (software)
3 44 (3.94%) Jenkins
4 38 (3.41%) Oracle Forms
5 35 (3.14%) Selenium
6 33 (2.96%) SoapUI
7 31 (2.78%) Ant
8 25 (2.24%) GoogleTest
9 24 (2.15%) RSpec
9 24 (2.15%) Maven
10 23 (2.06%) JIRA
10 23 (2.06%) ClearCase
11 19 (1.70%) NUnit
12 18 (1.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 17 (1.52%) CppUnit
14 16 (1.43%) LoadRunner
15 15 (1.34%) HP UFT
16 11 (0.99%) Toad
17 9 (0.81%) Eclipse
17 9 (0.81%) Oracle APEX
General
1 199 (17.83%) Finance
2 127 (11.38%) Telecoms
3 45 (4.03%) Banking
4 28 (2.51%) Retail
5 16 (1.43%) Back Office
5 16 (1.43%) Electronics
6 14 (1.25%) Military
6 14 (1.25%) Marketing
7 12 (1.08%) Billing
8 11 (0.99%) Financial Institution
8 11 (0.99%) Manufacturing
9 9 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
9 9 (0.81%) Spanish Language
10 7 (0.63%) Legal
11 4 (0.36%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.27%) Publishing
13 2 (0.18%) Games
14 1 (0.090%) General Ledger
14 1 (0.090%) Advertising
14 1 (0.090%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 265 (23.75%) Developer
2 139 (12.46%) Analyst
3 93 (8.33%) Architect
4 89 (7.97%) Administrator
5 62 (5.56%) Consultant
6 59 (5.29%) Test Analyst
7 51 (4.57%) Systems Administrator
8 49 (4.39%) DBA
9 46 (4.12%) C++ Developer
10 36 (3.23%) Oracle Developer
10 36 (3.23%) Support Engineer
11 35 (3.14%) Ab Initio Developer
12 32 (2.87%) Senior Developer
13 30 (2.69%) Support Analyst
13 30 (2.69%) C Developer
14 29 (2.60%) Infrastructure Architect
15 28 (2.51%) UNIX Administrator
16 26 (2.33%) UNIX Systems Administrator
17 25 (2.24%) Software Engineer
17 25 (2.24%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 130 (11.65%) XML
2 104 (9.32%) HTML
3 70 (6.27%) .NET
4 60 (5.38%) Middleware
5 51 (4.57%) J2EE
6 46 (4.12%) JSP
6 46 (4.12%) SOAP
7 44 (3.94%) CSS
8 42 (3.76%) Web Services
9 37 (3.32%) XML Messaging
10 34 (3.05%) ASP.NET
11 32 (2.87%) STL
12 19 (1.70%) Java EE
12 19 (1.70%) Boost C++ Libraries
13 18 (1.61%) WebSphere MQ
14 17 (1.52%) AngularJS
15 14 (1.25%) Backbone.js
16 13 (1.16%) REST
17 12 (1.08%) JSF
17 12 (1.08%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 109 (9.77%) Analytical Skills
2 94 (8.42%) Data Centre
3 48 (4.30%) Clustering
4 38 (3.41%) Mainframe
5 34 (3.05%) Computer Science
6 31 (2.78%) Client/Server
7 30 (2.69%) Management Information System
8 29 (2.60%) PKI
9 21 (1.88%) HACMP
10 20 (1.79%) DataPower
11 17 (1.52%) AS400
12 16 (1.43%) FlexPod
13 15 (1.34%) iSeries
14 13 (1.16%) Visualisation
14 13 (1.16%) Replication
14 13 (1.16%) Derivative
15 11 (0.99%) Enterprise Storage
15 11 (0.99%) Smart Meter
16 10 (0.90%) Statistics
17 8 (0.72%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 531 (47.58%) Linux
2 289 (25.90%) Windows
3 150 (13.44%) Solaris
4 110 (9.86%) AIX
5 84 (7.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 43 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
7 39 (3.49%) HPUX
8 35 (3.14%) Windows Server 2003
9 30 (2.69%) Windows Server 2012
10 28 (2.51%) Mac OS X
11 16 (1.43%) MVS
12 13 (1.16%) zOS
12 13 (1.16%) Windows NT
13 8 (0.72%) VMS
13 8 (0.72%) SUSE
13 8 (0.72%) Ubuntu
14 6 (0.54%) Mac OS
14 6 (0.54%) Windows 7
15 5 (0.45%) Windows XP
16 4 (0.36%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (14.96%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (9.59%) Migration
3 96 (8.60%) ITIL
4 84 (7.53%) Project Management
5 83 (7.44%) Configuration Management
6 76 (6.81%) Performance Tuning
7 66 (5.91%) Disaster Recovery
8 54 (4.84%) Scrum
9 51 (4.57%) Multithreading
10 50 (4.48%) Use Case
11 49 (4.39%) Test Scripting
11 49 (4.39%) Software Engineering
12 45 (4.03%) UML
12 45 (4.03%) Business Intelligence
13 44 (3.94%) Change Management
14 42 (3.76%) OO
14 42 (3.76%) SDLC
15 41 (3.67%) Web Development
16 39 (3.49%) OOD
16 39 (3.49%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 379 (33.96%) SQL
2 227 (20.34%) Shell Script
3 190 (17.03%) Perl
4 187 (16.76%) Java
5 118 (10.57%) Python
6 110 (9.86%) C
7 104 (9.32%) C++
8 102 (9.14%) PL/SQL
9 99 (8.87%) JavaScript
10 55 (4.93%) Ruby
11 48 (4.30%) PowerShell
12 43 (3.85%) Bash Shell
13 39 (3.49%) Korn
14 17 (1.52%) PHP
15 13 (1.16%) VB
15 13 (1.16%) Scala
16 10 (0.90%) T-SQL
16 10 (0.90%) C#
17 7 (0.63%) Go
18 6 (0.54%) Jython
Qualifications
1 265 (23.75%) Security Cleared
2 227 (20.34%) SC Cleared
3 68 (6.09%) ISTQB
4 67 (6.00%) Degree
5 46 (4.12%) ISEB
6 36 (3.23%) DV Cleared
7 33 (2.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 32 (2.87%) Cisco Certification
9 27 (2.42%) Microsoft Certification
10 22 (1.97%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 18 (1.61%) MCITP
12 14 (1.25%) CCNA
13 13 (1.16%) CCNP
14 10 (0.90%) HND
15 6 (0.54%) MCSE
15 6 (0.54%) HNC
15 6 (0.54%) Sun Certification
15 6 (0.54%) SCSA
16 4 (0.36%) ISEB Practitioner
16 4 (0.36%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (3.67%) SLA
2 20 (1.79%) QA
3 7 (0.63%) GxP
3 7 (0.63%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.27%) COBIT
4 3 (0.27%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.27%) TickIT
5 2 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 14443
5 2 (0.18%) PMBOK
6 1 (0.090%) ISO 8583
6 1 (0.090%) WAI
System Software
1 79 (7.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 56 (5.02%) Active Directory
3 28 (2.51%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 21 (1.88%) NFS
5 16 (1.43%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 14 (1.25%) VMware ESX
7 13 (1.16%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 11 (0.99%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 11 (0.99%) Oracle RAC
8 11 (0.99%) vSphere
9 10 (0.90%) Veritas File System
9 10 (0.90%) Hyper-V
9 10 (0.90%) Oracle Clusterware
10 7 (0.63%) XenApp
11 6 (0.54%) Sendmail
12 5 (0.45%) XenDesktop
12 5 (0.45%) Shibboleth
12 5 (0.45%) GPFS
13 4 (0.36%) Tivoli Directory Server
13 4 (0.36%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 47 (4.21%) HP Quality Center
2 45 (4.03%) Puppet
3 40 (3.58%) Tivoli
4 28 (2.51%) Control-M
5 26 (2.33%) NetBackup
6 20 (1.79%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 20 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
7 19 (1.70%) Oracle ZFS
8 18 (1.61%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 18 (1.61%) Oracle RMAN
9 15 (1.34%) Ansible
10 14 (1.25%) SCOM
11 12 (1.08%) Data Guard
11 12 (1.08%) Norton AntiVirus
12 11 (0.99%) SCCM
13 7 (0.63%) OPNET
14 6 (0.54%) MIMEsweeper
14 6 (0.54%) MAILsweeper
14 6 (0.54%) Red Hat Satellite
15 5 (0.45%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 461 (41.31%) Oracle
2 139 (12.46%) Red Hat
3 136 (12.19%) Microsoft
4 121 (10.84%) HP
5 113 (10.13%) VMware
6 87 (7.80%) IBM
7 81 (7.26%) Citrix
8 58 (5.20%) Cisco
9 51 (4.57%) SAP
9 51 (4.57%) Sun
10 43 (3.85%) Veritas
11 42 (3.76%) Ab Initio
12 41 (3.67%) Informatica
13 32 (2.87%) Symantec
14 28 (2.51%) webMethods
15 27 (2.42%) EMC
16 25 (2.24%) Sybase
16 25 (2.24%) Juniper
17 23 (2.06%) Remedy
18 21 (1.88%) NetApp
Hampshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 22 hours ago
South East
Thebes IT
Posted: 23 hours ago
Surrey
Sanderson
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Amersham, Buckinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Posted: Yesterday
Weybridge, Surrey
Prospectus IT Recruitment
Rate: £160.00 - £200.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Salt
Rate: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Crawley, West Sussex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
West Sussex
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £300 - £355 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Crawley, West Sussex
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £350 - £355 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Intel Security
Rate: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £350 - £380 Per Annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Competitive + market rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxfordshire
Austin Fraser Limited
Posted: 15 days ago
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £280 per day + competitive
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Bracknell
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 17 days ago