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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 41 53 31
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -22
Contract jobs citing UNIX 134 69 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 4.13% 3.09% 4.95%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.56% 13.86% 20.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 30 66
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£448 £358 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.17% +2.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £225 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £530 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 14 9
Average hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.32% -33.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.30 £20.00 £39.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.25 £33.65 £78.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -21.42%
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
763 498 667
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 23.53% 22.30% 24.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 400 224 311
Average daily rate £359 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.36% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £125 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £429 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 102 97
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%

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 26 November 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UNIX across the South West region over the 3 months to 26 November 2014.

UNIX Hourly Rate Histogram 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 26 November 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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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 +7 52 £450 +30.43% 7
Bristol +7 27 £406 +28.96% 7
Wiltshire -9 22 £425 +8.83% 9
Devon -5 15 £543 -
Dorset +4 7 £375 -11.76% 5
Somerset -3 6 £375 -11.76% 5
UNIX
England

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, 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.

1 113 (47.28%) Linux
2 92 (38.49%) Windows
3 80 (33.47%) SQL
4 72 (30.13%) Java
5 70 (29.29%) Security Cleared
6 65 (27.20%) Oracle
7 51 (21.34%) Agile Software Development
8 41 (17.15%) SC Cleared
8 41 (17.15%) PHP
8 41 (17.15%) Python
8 41 (17.15%) Finance
9 37 (15.48%) Microsoft
10 35 (14.64%) Perl
11 33 (13.81%) Configuration Management
12 32 (13.39%) DV Cleared
13 31 (12.97%) IBM
14 30 (12.55%) OO
15 29 (12.13%) VMware
16 28 (11.72%) DB2
17 27 (11.30%) Continuous Integration
18 24 (10.04%) Bash Shell
18 24 (10.04%) JavaScript
18 24 (10.04%) Web Services
18 24 (10.04%) Sun
19 23 (9.62%) DNS
19 23 (9.62%) Solaris
19 23 (9.62%) Telecoms
19 23 (9.62%) Relational Database
20 22 (9.21%) Shell Script
20 22 (9.21%) Migration

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, 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 22 (9.21%) Apache
2 14 (5.86%) WebSphere
2 14 (5.86%) SAS
3 9 (3.77%) SharePoint
4 8 (3.35%) WebSphere Application Server
5 7 (2.93%) nginx
6 6 (2.51%) MS Exchange
7 5 (2.09%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (1.67%) WebLogic
8 4 (1.67%) JBoss
9 3 (1.26%) CICS
9 3 (1.26%) Eucalyptus
9 3 (1.26%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.84%) GlassFish
10 2 (0.84%) WebSphere Portal
10 2 (0.84%) IIS
11 1 (0.42%) OpenROAD
11 1 (0.42%) CMS
Applications
1 11 (4.60%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.09%) MS Office
3 2 (0.84%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.42%) MS Project
4 1 (0.42%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.42%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 10 (4.18%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (2.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (1.67%) BASE24
3 4 (1.67%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (1.26%) assyst
5 1 (0.42%) Misys Midas
5 1 (0.42%) Summit
5 1 (0.42%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.93%) Amazon EC2
1 7 (2.93%) Amazon S3
1 7 (2.93%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.84%) GitHub
4 1 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 23 (9.62%) DNS
2 21 (8.79%) SAN
2 21 (8.79%) Firewall
3 11 (4.60%) DHCP
4 10 (4.18%) TCP/IP
5 9 (3.77%) Internet
6 8 (3.35%) SSH
7 7 (2.93%) HTTPS
8 6 (2.51%) NAS
9 5 (2.09%) LAN
9 5 (2.09%) PuTTY
10 4 (1.67%) Multicast
10 4 (1.67%) LDAP
10 4 (1.67%) WAN
10 4 (1.67%) ATM
11 3 (1.26%) SSL
11 3 (1.26%) VPN
11 3 (1.26%) Ethernet
12 2 (0.84%) Radio Access Network
12 2 (0.84%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (11.72%) DB2
2 23 (9.62%) Relational Database
3 21 (8.79%) MySQL
4 18 (7.53%) RDBMS
5 13 (5.44%) SQL Server
6 12 (5.02%) Oracle Database
7 10 (4.18%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (3.35%) Ingres
9 7 (2.93%) PostgreSQL
9 7 (2.93%) Oracle Database 11g
10 6 (2.51%) Big Data
10 6 (2.51%) NoSQL
11 5 (2.09%) JasperReports
12 4 (1.67%) Oracle ODI
12 4 (1.67%) Hadoop
13 3 (1.26%) CouchDB
13 3 (1.26%) MongoDB
13 3 (1.26%) Apache Cassandra
13 3 (1.26%) HBase
13 3 (1.26%) Redis
Development Applications
1 16 (6.69%) Subversion
2 14 (5.86%) Maven
2 14 (5.86%) Jenkins
3 13 (5.44%) Ant
3 13 (5.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 13 (5.44%) ClearCase
3 13 (5.44%) Cucumber
4 12 (5.02%) Apache Ivy
5 9 (3.77%) FitNesse
6 8 (3.35%) Oracle APEX
7 6 (2.51%) Selenium
7 6 (2.51%) Git (software)
8 5 (2.09%) LoadRunner
8 5 (2.09%) PHPUnit
8 5 (2.09%) JIRA
9 4 (1.67%) Rational Functional Tester
10 3 (1.26%) JUnit
10 3 (1.26%) Metasploit
11 2 (0.84%) SpecFlow
11 2 (0.84%) WebDriver
General
1 41 (17.15%) Finance
2 23 (9.62%) Telecoms
3 16 (6.69%) Banking
4 15 (6.28%) Retail
5 7 (2.93%) Military
6 6 (2.51%) Manufacturing
7 5 (2.09%) Electronics
7 5 (2.09%) Marketing
8 2 (0.84%) Multimedia
8 2 (0.84%) Billing
8 2 (0.84%) Front Office
9 1 (0.42%) Back Office
9 1 (0.42%) Publishing
9 1 (0.42%) Automotive
9 1 (0.42%) Law
9 1 (0.42%) Legal
9 1 (0.42%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.42%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 78 (32.64%) Developer
2 40 (16.74%) Architect
3 24 (10.04%) Java Developer
4 23 (9.62%) Analyst
5 22 (9.21%) Administrator
6 17 (7.11%) Technical Architect
7 12 (5.02%) UNIX Administrator
7 12 (5.02%) Tester
8 11 (4.60%) Consultant
8 11 (4.60%) Systems Administrator
8 11 (4.60%) Oracle Developer
9 10 (4.18%) UNIX Systems Administrator
9 10 (4.18%) Solutions Architect
10 9 (3.77%) Support Engineer
11 8 (3.35%) Linux Administrator
11 8 (3.35%) Test Analyst
12 7 (2.93%) Project Manager
12 7 (2.93%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 7 (2.93%) C++ Developer
13 6 (2.51%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (10.04%) Web Services
2 13 (5.44%) RESTful
3 12 (5.02%) XML
3 12 (5.02%) J2EE
4 11 (4.60%) .NET
4 11 (4.60%) jQuery
5 10 (4.18%) LAMP
6 9 (3.77%) HTML
7 8 (3.35%) CSS
7 8 (3.35%) WebSphere MQ
8 7 (2.93%) Hibernate
8 7 (2.93%) JDBC
8 7 (2.93%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 7 (2.93%) Laravel
9 6 (2.51%) Spring
10 5 (2.09%) CGI
10 5 (2.09%) DAO
11 4 (1.67%) JSON
11 4 (1.67%) Symfony
12 3 (1.26%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.11%) Open Source
2 16 (6.69%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (3.77%) Clustering
3 9 (3.77%) Management Information System
4 7 (2.93%) Mainframe
5 6 (2.51%) N-Tier
6 5 (2.09%) DTV
6 5 (2.09%) Client/Server
6 5 (2.09%) IBM Mainframe
7 4 (1.67%) Tandem
7 4 (1.67%) EFT
8 3 (1.26%) Replication
8 3 (1.26%) Freedom of Information
8 3 (1.26%) Freedom of Information Act
9 2 (0.84%) CMDB
9 2 (0.84%) Reference Data
9 2 (0.84%) Streaming Video
10 1 (0.42%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.42%) AS400
10 1 (0.42%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 113 (47.28%) Linux
2 92 (38.49%) Windows
3 23 (9.62%) Solaris
4 15 (6.28%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (5.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (5.02%) zOS
7 8 (3.35%) CentOS
8 7 (2.93%) VMS
9 4 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (1.26%) AIX
11 2 (0.84%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.42%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.42%) Debian
12 1 (0.42%) HPUX
12 1 (0.42%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.42%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.42%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.42%) SELinux
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (21.34%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (13.81%) Configuration Management
3 30 (12.55%) OO
4 27 (11.30%) Continuous Integration
5 22 (9.21%) Migration
5 22 (9.21%) ITIL
5 22 (9.21%) Software Engineering
6 19 (7.95%) Release Management
6 19 (7.95%) TOGAF
6 19 (7.95%) Scrum
7 18 (7.53%) Business Intelligence
8 17 (7.11%) Project Management
9 16 (6.69%) Test Automation
10 14 (5.86%) Enterprise Architecture
10 14 (5.86%) Service Management
11 12 (5.02%) Load Balancing
11 12 (5.02%) TDD
12 11 (4.60%) DevOps
12 11 (4.60%) Process Improvement
12 11 (4.60%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 80 (33.47%) SQL
2 72 (30.13%) Java
3 41 (17.15%) PHP
3 41 (17.15%) Python
4 35 (14.64%) Perl
5 24 (10.04%) Bash Shell
5 24 (10.04%) JavaScript
6 22 (9.21%) Shell Script
6 22 (9.21%) C++
6 22 (9.21%) PL/SQL
6 22 (9.21%) Ruby
7 14 (5.86%) Lua
7 14 (5.86%) C#
8 11 (4.60%) C
8 11 (4.60%) Korn
9 10 (4.18%) Delphi
10 3 (1.26%) JCL
10 3 (1.26%) REXX
10 3 (1.26%) PHP5
11 2 (0.84%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 70 (29.29%) Security Cleared
2 41 (17.15%) SC Cleared
3 32 (13.39%) DV Cleared
4 12 (5.02%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (4.18%) Sun Certification
6 7 (2.93%) MCSE
7 6 (2.51%) ISTQB
7 6 (2.51%) CISSP
7 6 (2.51%) ISEB
8 5 (2.09%) MCTS
9 4 (1.67%) Degree
9 4 (1.67%) MCITP
9 4 (1.67%) OCPJP
9 4 (1.67%) MCP
9 4 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (1.26%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (1.26%) CCNA
11 2 (0.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (0.84%) CISA
11 2 (0.84%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.51%) SLA
2 4 (1.67%) QA
2 4 (1.67%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.42%) Basel II
4 1 (0.42%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.42%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 20 (8.37%) Active Directory
1 20 (8.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (3.35%) NFS
3 7 (2.93%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 4 (1.67%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.26%) RACF
5 3 (1.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (0.84%) Nmap
7 1 (0.42%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.42%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.42%) Snort
7 1 (0.42%) XenApp
7 1 (0.42%) Postfix
7 1 (0.42%) vSphere
7 1 (0.42%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.42%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 18 (7.53%) Puppet
2 12 (5.02%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (2.93%) Nagios
3 7 (2.93%) Cacti
4 3 (1.26%) Backup Exec
4 3 (1.26%) Nessus
4 3 (1.26%) CA Endevor
5 2 (0.84%) YUM
5 2 (0.84%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.84%) NSN NetAct
5 2 (0.84%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.84%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.84%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 2 (0.84%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (0.84%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.42%) MOM
6 1 (0.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.42%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.42%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.42%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 65 (27.20%) Oracle
2 37 (15.48%) Microsoft
3 31 (12.97%) IBM
4 29 (12.13%) VMware
5 24 (10.04%) Sun
6 21 (8.79%) SAP
7 16 (6.69%) Red Hat
8 11 (4.60%) HP
9 9 (3.77%) Business Objects
9 9 (3.77%) Cisco
10 7 (2.93%) Citrix
10 7 (2.93%) Infoblox
10 7 (2.93%) Percona
11 6 (2.51%) Remedy
12 5 (2.09%) Juniper
13 4 (1.67%) Greenplum
13 4 (1.67%) Netezza
13 4 (1.67%) EMC
14 3 (1.26%) NetApp
14 3 (1.26%) BMC
Dorset
Spectrum IT
Rate: £200 - £280 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bournemouth
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £440 - £516 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Gloucestershire
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Bristol
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago