The table below looks at the statistics for UNIX skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited UNIX over the 3 months to 3 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 55 61 48
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -13
Contract jobs citing UNIX 95 80 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.05% 2.77% 3.59%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.03% 12.62% 17.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 34 35
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£400 £371 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.82% -1.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £293 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £365
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 6
Average hourly rate £40.00 £36.75 £28.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.84% +27.82%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +18.64%
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 West region.

Operating Systems Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
677 634 428
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.75% 21.98% 21.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 392 350 217
Average daily rate £350 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £153 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 89 66
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.75 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +1.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.36 £9.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.95 £39.15 £24.43
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -6.25%

UNIX
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing UNIX across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

UNIX Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

UNIX
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing UNIX across the South West region.

UNIX Daily Rate Trend in the South West

UNIX
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UNIX across the South West region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

UNIX Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

UNIX
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing UNIX across the South West region.

UNIX Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

UNIX
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 3 July 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
Gloucestershire +11 44 £425 +18.88% 13
Wiltshire +1 18 £390 +4.55% 12
Bristol -8 11 £370 +13.84% 18
Somerset +6 9 £400 +23.07% 3
Dorset -3 6 - - 4
Devon - 3 - - 3
Avon - 1 - -
UNIX
England

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 85 (47.49%) Linux
2 71 (39.66%) Security Cleared
3 69 (38.55%) Windows
4 61 (34.08%) Java
5 56 (31.28%) Oracle
6 54 (30.17%) SQL
7 52 (29.05%) DV Cleared
8 43 (24.02%) Python
9 33 (18.44%) SQL Server
10 31 (17.32%) Perl
10 31 (17.32%) Shell Script
10 31 (17.32%) VMware
11 29 (16.20%) PHP
12 28 (15.64%) Red Hat
12 28 (15.64%) Finance
12 28 (15.64%) Agile Software Development
12 28 (15.64%) Continuous Integration
13 27 (15.08%) Subversion
14 26 (14.53%) PL/SQL
15 25 (13.97%) Configuration Management
15 25 (13.97%) DNS
16 24 (13.41%) J2EE
16 24 (13.41%) Bash Shell
17 23 (12.85%) Ruby
17 23 (12.85%) Apache
18 22 (12.29%) Ant
18 22 (12.29%) Active Directory
18 22 (12.29%) Firewall
18 22 (12.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 22 (12.29%) Oracle Database

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 23 (12.85%) Apache
2 16 (8.94%) JBoss
3 14 (7.82%) WebLogic
4 13 (7.26%) SAS
5 12 (6.70%) WebSphere
6 11 (6.15%) IIS
6 11 (6.15%) Tomcat
7 6 (3.35%) SharePoint
7 6 (3.35%) MS Exchange
8 5 (2.79%) WebSphere Application Server
9 4 (2.23%) WebLogic Portal
10 3 (1.68%) GlassFish
10 3 (1.68%) nginx
11 2 (1.12%) Eucalyptus
11 2 (1.12%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.56%) Lync
12 1 (0.56%) MQSeries
Applications
1 3 (1.68%) MS Office
1 3 (1.68%) MS Excel
1 3 (1.68%) Acrobat
1 3 (1.68%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.79%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (2.23%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (2.23%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.91%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.56%) SaaS
3 1 (0.56%) PaaS
3 1 (0.56%) IaaS
3 1 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 25 (13.97%) DNS
2 22 (12.29%) Firewall
3 13 (7.26%) TCP/IP
4 11 (6.15%) WAN
5 10 (5.59%) DHCP
5 10 (5.59%) LAN
6 8 (4.47%) LDAP
7 7 (3.91%) Ethernet
8 4 (2.23%) HTTP
8 4 (2.23%) VPN
8 4 (2.23%) IPsec
8 4 (2.23%) SAN
8 4 (2.23%) SS7
9 3 (1.68%) SIGTRAN
9 3 (1.68%) Network Security
10 2 (1.12%) Wireshark
10 2 (1.12%) NAS
11 1 (0.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 1 (0.56%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 1 (0.56%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (18.44%) SQL Server
2 22 (12.29%) Oracle Database
3 18 (10.06%) Data Warehouse
4 16 (8.94%) MySQL
5 12 (6.70%) Oracle Reports
5 12 (6.70%) Oracle Database 11g
6 11 (6.15%) Relational Database
7 9 (5.03%) BusinessObjects XI
8 8 (4.47%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 4 (2.23%) DB2
9 4 (2.23%) Hadoop
10 2 (1.12%) SQLite
10 2 (1.12%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 2 (1.12%) Oracle ODI
11 1 (0.56%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.56%) SAP Data Services
11 1 (0.56%) OLAP
11 1 (0.56%) SAS Enterprise Guide
11 1 (0.56%) Oracle BI EE
11 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 27 (15.08%) Subversion
2 22 (12.29%) Ant
3 19 (10.61%) Maven
4 18 (10.06%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 18 (10.06%) ClearCase
5 17 (9.50%) Apache Ivy
6 15 (8.38%) Jenkins
7 10 (5.59%) Oracle Forms
8 8 (4.47%) Hudson
9 7 (3.91%) Git (software)
10 6 (3.35%) LoadRunner
11 5 (2.79%) Rational Functional Tester
12 4 (2.23%) Eclipse
13 3 (1.68%) JUnit
14 2 (1.12%) Toad
14 2 (1.12%) Eclipse RCP
14 2 (1.12%) NetBeans
14 2 (1.12%) Rational DOORS
15 1 (0.56%) JMeter
15 1 (0.56%) TeamCity
General
1 28 (15.64%) Finance
2 10 (5.59%) Telecoms
3 8 (4.47%) Banking
4 5 (2.79%) Retail
5 2 (1.12%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.12%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.56%) Electronics
6 1 (0.56%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.56%) Marketing
6 1 (0.56%) German Language
Job Titles
1 60 (33.52%) Developer
2 29 (16.20%) Analyst
3 22 (12.29%) Java Developer
4 13 (7.26%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 13 (7.26%) Linux Engineer
5 11 (6.15%) Oracle Developer
5 11 (6.15%) Architect
5 11 (6.15%) Administrator
6 10 (5.59%) Oracle Analyst
7 9 (5.03%) Analyst Developer
7 9 (5.03%) PL/SQL Developer
7 9 (5.03%) SQL Developer
8 7 (3.91%) DBA
8 7 (3.91%) Systems Administrator
8 7 (3.91%) Linux Administrator
8 7 (3.91%) DevOps Engineer
8 7 (3.91%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 6 (3.35%) Senior Java Developer
9 6 (3.35%) Consultant
9 6 (3.35%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (13.41%) J2EE
2 17 (9.50%) .NET
3 11 (6.15%) ASP.NET
4 10 (5.59%) CSS
5 9 (5.03%) Middleware
6 7 (3.91%) XML
6 7 (3.91%) HTML
7 6 (3.35%) SOAP
7 6 (3.35%) Web Services
7 6 (3.35%) REST
8 5 (2.79%) Java EE
9 4 (2.23%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (1.68%) JSP
11 2 (1.12%) Struts
11 2 (1.12%) EJB
11 2 (1.12%) Swing
11 2 (1.12%) JMS
11 2 (1.12%) Spring
11 2 (1.12%) JSF
11 2 (1.12%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.06%) Data Centre
2 14 (7.82%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.35%) Replication
4 4 (2.23%) Mainframe
4 4 (2.23%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.23%) Derivative
4 4 (2.23%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (1.68%) Private Cloud
5 3 (1.68%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.68%) Visualisation
6 2 (1.12%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (1.12%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.56%) DTV
7 1 (0.56%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.56%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.56%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.56%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.56%) Ergonomics
7 1 (0.56%) Grid Computing
7 1 (0.56%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 85 (47.49%) Linux
2 69 (38.55%) Windows
3 22 (12.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 15 (8.38%) Solaris
5 11 (6.15%) AIX
6 7 (3.91%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (3.91%) Debian
6 7 (3.91%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (3.91%) CentOS
7 6 (3.35%) Ubuntu
8 4 (2.23%) Windows 7
9 3 (1.68%) VMS
9 3 (1.68%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.56%) HPUX
11 1 (0.56%) MVS
11 1 (0.56%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (15.64%) Agile Software Development
1 28 (15.64%) Continuous Integration
2 25 (13.97%) Configuration Management
3 21 (11.73%) Release Management
4 19 (10.61%) Business Intelligence
4 19 (10.61%) OO
5 15 (8.38%) Migration
5 15 (8.38%) Scrum
6 14 (7.82%) Dimensional Modelling
7 11 (6.15%) ITIL
7 11 (6.15%) Test Scripting
7 11 (6.15%) Performance Tuning
7 11 (6.15%) DevOps
8 10 (5.59%) SDLC
8 10 (5.59%) Kimball Methodology
8 10 (5.59%) SOA
8 10 (5.59%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (5.03%) User Stories
10 8 (4.47%) SIEM
10 8 (4.47%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 61 (34.08%) Java
2 54 (30.17%) SQL
3 43 (24.02%) Python
4 31 (17.32%) Shell Script
4 31 (17.32%) Perl
5 29 (16.20%) PHP
6 26 (14.53%) PL/SQL
7 24 (13.41%) Bash Shell
8 23 (12.85%) Ruby
9 21 (11.73%) JavaScript
10 17 (9.50%) Lua
11 12 (6.70%) C++
12 8 (4.47%) VB.NET
13 7 (3.91%) C
13 7 (3.91%) C#
14 4 (2.23%) Ada
14 4 (2.23%) MATLAB
15 1 (0.56%) Jython
15 1 (0.56%) Korn
15 1 (0.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 71 (39.66%) Security Cleared
2 52 (29.05%) DV Cleared
3 20 (11.17%) SC Cleared
4 13 (7.26%) Degree
4 13 (7.26%) Sun Certification
5 9 (5.03%) OCPJP
6 8 (4.47%) CCNA
6 8 (4.47%) CISSP
6 8 (4.47%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (2.23%) HNC
7 4 (2.23%) HND
7 4 (2.23%) ISEB
8 3 (1.68%) ISTQB
9 2 (1.12%) CISM
9 2 (1.12%) MCSE
9 2 (1.12%) MCSA
9 2 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (1.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.56%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.79%) SLA
1 5 (2.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 5 (2.79%) Basel II
2 4 (2.23%) QA
3 2 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 22 (12.29%) Active Directory
2 19 (10.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (5.59%) vSphere
4 6 (3.35%) ISA Server
5 5 (2.79%) XenApp
6 4 (2.23%) XenServer
6 4 (2.23%) Xen
6 4 (2.23%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (1.68%) VMware Server
7 3 (1.68%) Hyper-V
7 3 (1.68%) Postfix
7 3 (1.68%) Samba
8 2 (1.12%) Firmware
9 1 (0.56%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.56%) iptables
Systems Management
1 16 (8.94%) Puppet
2 9 (5.03%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (3.91%) Ansible
3 7 (3.91%) Salt
4 3 (1.68%) Ganeti
4 3 (1.68%) Bcfg2
4 3 (1.68%) CA Single Sign-On
5 2 (1.12%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (1.12%) SCOM
6 1 (0.56%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.56%) Ganglia
6 1 (0.56%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.56%) SCCM
6 1 (0.56%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.56%) Nagios
Vendors
1 56 (31.28%) Oracle
2 31 (17.32%) VMware
3 28 (15.64%) Red Hat
4 21 (11.73%) Microsoft
5 18 (10.06%) Sun
6 13 (7.26%) Business Objects
7 12 (6.70%) Cisco
7 12 (6.70%) Citrix
8 11 (6.15%) McAfee
9 9 (5.03%) Teradata
9 9 (5.03%) HP
10 6 (3.35%) BEA
10 6 (3.35%) Brocade
10 6 (3.35%) Infoblox
10 6 (3.35%) Ektron
11 5 (2.79%) webMethods
11 5 (2.79%) IBM
12 4 (2.23%) Wyse
13 3 (1.68%) TOWER Software
13 3 (1.68%) Symantec
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