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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 60 54 33
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -21
Contract jobs citing UNIX 78 101 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.54% 3.42% 5.59%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.85% 16.45% 22.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 49 66
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£425 £366 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% -11.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £355 £362
% change year-on-year
+8.45% -1.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 8
Average hourly rate - £36.00 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+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 West region.

Operating Systems Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
658 614 499
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.45% 20.79% 24.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 368 347 265
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £144 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 85 78
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £14.02
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +6.99%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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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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 -6 39 £438 +20.68% 5
Bristol -1 11 £375 -11.76% 15
Somerset +14 10 £400 +6.66% 1
Wiltshire -17 10 £450 +28.57% 5
Devon - 3 - -
Dorset -12 2 - - 2
Avon - 1 - -
UNIX
England

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 76 (46.06%) Linux
2 70 (42.42%) Security Cleared
3 60 (36.36%) Windows
4 56 (33.94%) Java
5 53 (32.12%) DV Cleared
6 42 (25.45%) Python
7 41 (24.85%) SQL
8 40 (24.24%) Oracle
9 35 (21.21%) PHP
10 33 (20.00%) Perl
11 32 (19.39%) Agile Software Development
12 31 (18.79%) Continuous Integration
13 30 (18.18%) Subversion
14 28 (16.97%) VMware
15 27 (16.36%) Red Hat
16 26 (15.76%) Configuration Management
16 26 (15.76%) JavaScript
16 26 (15.76%) SQL Server
16 26 (15.76%) Bash Shell
17 25 (15.15%) DNS
18 24 (14.55%) Ruby
19 23 (13.94%) OO
19 23 (13.94%) Release Management
19 23 (13.94%) Data Centre
20 22 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 21 (12.73%) ClearCase
21 21 (12.73%) Ant
21 21 (12.73%) VSS/SourceSafe
21 21 (12.73%) Active Directory
22 20 (12.12%) J2EE

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 15 (9.09%) WebSphere
2 14 (8.48%) JBoss
3 13 (7.88%) Apache
4 11 (6.67%) WebLogic
5 8 (4.85%) Tomcat
5 8 (4.85%) WebSphere Application Server
6 7 (4.24%) IIS
7 5 (3.03%) SharePoint
7 5 (3.03%) MS Exchange
7 5 (3.03%) CMS
8 4 (2.42%) WebLogic Portal
9 3 (1.82%) GlassFish
9 3 (1.82%) OpenStack
9 3 (1.82%) nginx
9 3 (1.82%) Eucalyptus
10 2 (1.21%) WebSphere Portal
10 2 (1.21%) SAS
11 1 (0.61%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.61%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (1.82%) MS Office
1 3 (1.82%) Acrobat
1 3 (1.82%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.61%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.82%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.21%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.61%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.85%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.82%) SaaS
2 3 (1.82%) PaaS
2 3 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.61%) IaaS
3 1 (0.61%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 25 (15.15%) DNS
2 17 (10.30%) Firewall
3 12 (7.27%) WAN
4 11 (6.67%) TCP/IP
4 11 (6.67%) LAN
5 10 (6.06%) DHCP
6 7 (4.24%) Ethernet
7 6 (3.64%) SS7
8 5 (3.03%) SIGTRAN
9 4 (2.42%) VPN
9 4 (2.42%) LDAP
9 4 (2.42%) IPsec
9 4 (2.42%) SAN
10 3 (1.82%) HTTP
10 3 (1.82%) Network Security
11 2 (1.21%) LTE
11 2 (1.21%) Wireshark
12 1 (0.61%) NAS
12 1 (0.61%) MVNO
12 1 (0.61%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (15.76%) SQL Server
2 18 (10.91%) Oracle Database
3 15 (9.09%) MySQL
4 12 (7.27%) Oracle Database 11g
4 12 (7.27%) Oracle Reports
5 6 (3.64%) Relational Database
6 4 (2.42%) DB2
7 2 (1.21%) SQLite
7 2 (1.21%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.21%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.61%) Redis
8 1 (0.61%) Big Data
8 1 (0.61%) Oracle ODI
8 1 (0.61%) SQLPlus
8 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.61%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 30 (18.18%) Subversion
2 21 (12.73%) Ant
2 21 (12.73%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 21 (12.73%) ClearCase
3 19 (11.52%) Maven
4 17 (10.30%) Apache Ivy
5 14 (8.48%) Git (software)
6 10 (6.06%) Oracle Forms
7 9 (5.45%) Jenkins
8 7 (4.24%) Hudson
9 5 (3.03%) LoadRunner
10 4 (2.42%) Eclipse
10 4 (2.42%) Rational Functional Tester
11 3 (1.82%) JUnit
11 3 (1.82%) Eclipse RCP
12 2 (1.21%) Oracle APEX
13 1 (0.61%) Selenium
13 1 (0.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 1 (0.61%) JIRA
13 1 (0.61%) TeamCity
General
1 13 (7.88%) Finance
2 11 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.21%) Banking
3 2 (1.21%) Retail
4 1 (0.61%) German Language
4 1 (0.61%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.61%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 56 (33.94%) Developer
2 25 (15.15%) Analyst
3 23 (13.94%) Java Developer
4 15 (9.09%) Administrator
5 13 (7.88%) Linux Engineer
6 11 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
7 10 (6.06%) Architect
7 10 (6.06%) Oracle Developer
7 10 (6.06%) Oracle Analyst
8 9 (5.45%) Analyst Developer
8 9 (5.45%) SQL Developer
8 9 (5.45%) PL/SQL Developer
8 9 (5.45%) Senior Java Developer
8 9 (5.45%) Senior Developer
9 8 (4.85%) Linux Administrator
10 7 (4.24%) PHP Developer
10 7 (4.24%) UNIX Administrator
10 7 (4.24%) DevOps Engineer
10 7 (4.24%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 6 (3.64%) UNIX Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (12.12%) J2EE
2 13 (7.88%) CSS
3 12 (7.27%) HTML
4 8 (4.85%) XML
5 7 (4.24%) Web Services
5 7 (4.24%) Middleware
6 6 (3.64%) .NET
6 6 (3.64%) SOAP
6 6 (3.64%) Java EE
6 6 (3.64%) Symfony
6 6 (3.64%) REST
7 5 (3.03%) Laravel
7 5 (3.03%) AngularJS
8 3 (1.82%) WebSphere MQ
8 3 (1.82%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 3 (1.82%) SWT
8 3 (1.82%) JSP
8 3 (1.82%) Swing
8 3 (1.82%) EJB
9 2 (1.21%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 23 (13.94%) Data Centre
2 10 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.03%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.42%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.42%) Replication
4 4 (2.42%) Derivative
5 3 (1.82%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.82%) Mainframe
5 3 (1.82%) Private Cloud
5 3 (1.82%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.21%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.61%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.61%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.61%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.61%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (0.61%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 76 (46.06%) Linux
2 60 (36.36%) Windows
3 22 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 19 (11.52%) Solaris
5 13 (7.88%) AIX
6 8 (4.85%) CentOS
7 6 (3.64%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (3.64%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (3.64%) Debian
8 4 (2.42%) Ubuntu
8 4 (2.42%) Windows 7
9 3 (1.82%) VMS
9 3 (1.82%) Mac OS X
9 3 (1.82%) zOS
10 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.61%) HPUX
10 1 (0.61%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.61%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (19.39%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (18.79%) Continuous Integration
3 26 (15.76%) Configuration Management
4 23 (13.94%) OO
4 23 (13.94%) Release Management
5 18 (10.91%) Migration
6 16 (9.70%) Scrum
7 14 (8.48%) ITIL
8 12 (7.27%) SOA
9 11 (6.67%) Service Management
9 11 (6.67%) OOD
9 11 (6.67%) DevOps
10 9 (5.45%) Test Scripting
11 8 (4.85%) Data Migration
11 8 (4.85%) SIEM
11 8 (4.85%) Unit Testing
12 7 (4.24%) Technical Architecture
12 7 (4.24%) User Stories
13 6 (3.64%) Kernel Tuning
13 6 (3.64%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 56 (33.94%) Java
2 42 (25.45%) Python
3 41 (24.85%) SQL
4 35 (21.21%) PHP
5 33 (20.00%) Perl
6 26 (15.76%) Bash Shell
6 26 (15.76%) JavaScript
7 24 (14.55%) Ruby
8 17 (10.30%) PL/SQL
8 17 (10.30%) Lua
9 12 (7.27%) Shell Script
10 9 (5.45%) C++
11 4 (2.42%) PHP5
12 3 (1.82%) Ada
12 3 (1.82%) C
13 1 (0.61%) VB
13 1 (0.61%) Jython
13 1 (0.61%) Erlang
13 1 (0.61%) Scala
13 1 (0.61%) Korn
Qualifications
1 70 (42.42%) Security Cleared
2 53 (32.12%) DV Cleared
3 17 (10.30%) SC Cleared
4 12 (7.27%) Sun Certification
5 8 (4.85%) CCNA
5 8 (4.85%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (4.85%) OCPJP
6 6 (3.64%) CISSP
7 4 (2.42%) Degree
8 3 (1.82%) ISEB
9 2 (1.21%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.61%) MCSE
10 1 (0.61%) MCSA
10 1 (0.61%) CCNP
10 1 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.61%) GCIA
10 1 (0.61%) GCIH
10 1 (0.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.42%) SLA
2 2 (1.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (1.21%) Basel II
2 2 (1.21%) QA
System Software
1 21 (12.73%) Active Directory
2 16 (9.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (6.06%) vSphere
4 5 (3.03%) XenApp
5 4 (2.42%) XenServer
5 4 (2.42%) Postfix
6 3 (1.82%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.82%) ISA Server
6 3 (1.82%) Samba
6 3 (1.82%) Xen
6 3 (1.82%) VMware Server
7 2 (1.21%) Firmware
8 1 (0.61%) NDS
8 1 (0.61%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (6.67%) Puppet
2 9 (5.45%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (4.24%) Ansible
3 7 (4.24%) Salt
4 6 (3.64%) NetBackup
5 3 (1.82%) CA Single Sign-On
5 3 (1.82%) Ganeti
5 3 (1.82%) Bcfg2
6 2 (1.21%) yum
6 2 (1.21%) Tivoli
6 2 (1.21%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 1 (0.61%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.61%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.61%) SCCM
7 1 (0.61%) SCOM
7 1 (0.61%) SELinux
Vendors
1 40 (24.24%) Oracle
2 28 (16.97%) VMware
3 27 (16.36%) Red Hat
4 19 (11.52%) Microsoft
5 16 (9.70%) Sun
6 12 (7.27%) Citrix
7 11 (6.67%) Cisco
7 11 (6.67%) McAfee
8 9 (5.45%) HP
9 6 (3.64%) Infoblox
10 5 (3.03%) Brocade
10 5 (3.03%) webMethods
10 5 (3.03%) IBM
11 4 (2.42%) Sybase
11 4 (2.42%) Wyse
12 3 (1.82%) TOWER Software
12 3 (1.82%) Ektron
12 3 (1.82%) Symantec
12 3 (1.82%) EMC
12 3 (1.82%) BEA
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