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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 46 60 32
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -28
Contract jobs citing UNIX 128 46 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.85% 2.06% 4.82%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.08% 10.75% 23.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 26 87
Average daily rate
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£418 £305 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.88% -12.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £488 £454
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 4
Average hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.63% +3.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £29.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+7.75% -14.70%
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
708 428 619
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.27% 19.14% 20.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 407 206 292
Average daily rate £330 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.60% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £147 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 92 100
Average hourly rate £16.72 £15.50 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.87% -1.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

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 19 September 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
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 19 September 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
Gloucestershire +3 32 £400 -21.95% 8
Bristol +13 28 £425 +44.68% 12
Wiltshire +9 25 £399 +32.91% 7
Dorset +9 21 £420 -4.00% 4
Devon -11 10 £600 +118.18% 4
Somerset -11 10 £325 +23.80% 11
Cornwall - - - -
UNIX
England

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 104 (50.73%) Linux
2 69 (33.66%) Windows
3 68 (33.17%) SQL
4 57 (27.80%) Java
5 52 (25.37%) Security Cleared
6 48 (23.41%) Agile Software Development
7 44 (21.46%) Oracle
8 37 (18.05%) Finance
9 35 (17.07%) SC Cleared
10 31 (15.12%) PHP
10 31 (15.12%) Python
11 27 (13.17%) Solaris
12 26 (12.68%) Shell Script
13 25 (12.20%) Web Services
13 25 (12.20%) Continuous Integration
14 24 (11.71%) Perl
15 21 (10.24%) Configuration Management
15 21 (10.24%) Project Management
15 21 (10.24%) Microsoft
15 21 (10.24%) Subversion
16 20 (9.76%) SAN
16 20 (9.76%) OO
16 20 (9.76%) Relational Database
17 19 (9.27%) Apache
17 19 (9.27%) JavaScript
17 19 (9.27%) MySQL
17 19 (9.27%) Red Hat
17 19 (9.27%) Active Directory
17 19 (9.27%) VMware
17 19 (9.27%) jQuery

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 19 (9.27%) Apache
2 10 (4.88%) nginx
3 8 (3.90%) SharePoint
4 7 (3.41%) Tomcat
5 6 (2.93%) SAS
5 6 (2.93%) MS Exchange
5 6 (2.93%) Confluence
6 5 (2.44%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (1.46%) WebSphere
8 3 (1.46%) CICS
8 3 (1.46%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.98%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.98%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.49%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.49%) Eucalyptus
10 1 (0.49%) IIS
10 1 (0.49%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.49%) MQSeries
Applications
1 7 (3.41%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.95%) MS Office
3 2 (0.98%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.49%) GIMP
4 1 (0.49%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (1.95%) BASE24
2 3 (1.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.46%) assyst
3 1 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.49%) Misys Midas
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.88%) Amazon EC2
1 10 (4.88%) Amazon S3
1 10 (4.88%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.49%) GitHub
3 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 20 (9.76%) SAN
2 18 (8.78%) DNS
3 17 (8.29%) Firewall
4 13 (6.34%) TCP/IP
5 10 (4.88%) DHCP
5 10 (4.88%) Internet
6 7 (3.41%) SSH
6 7 (3.41%) LAN
7 6 (2.93%) WAN
7 6 (2.93%) HTTPS
7 6 (2.93%) LDAP
8 4 (1.95%) ATM
8 4 (1.95%) Multicast
9 3 (1.46%) PuTTY
9 3 (1.46%) NAS
10 2 (0.98%) UMTS
10 2 (0.98%) HTTP
10 2 (0.98%) GSM
10 2 (0.98%) EIGRP
10 2 (0.98%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (9.76%) Relational Database
2 19 (9.27%) MySQL
3 14 (6.83%) DB2
3 14 (6.83%) RDBMS
4 13 (6.34%) SQL Server
5 10 (4.88%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (4.39%) Oracle Database
7 6 (2.93%) Big Data
8 5 (2.44%) Oracle ODI
8 5 (2.44%) Ingres
9 3 (1.46%) Oracle BI EE
9 3 (1.46%) Hadoop
9 3 (1.46%) JasperReports
9 3 (1.46%) Oracle OWB
9 3 (1.46%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (1.46%) PowerCenter
10 2 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.98%) Data Mart
10 2 (0.98%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.98%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 21 (10.24%) Subversion
2 15 (7.32%) Maven
3 14 (6.83%) Jenkins
4 12 (5.85%) Ant
4 12 (5.85%) Cucumber
5 11 (5.37%) ClearCase
6 9 (4.39%) FitNesse
6 9 (4.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 8 (3.90%) JUnit
7 8 (3.90%) Selenium
7 8 (3.90%) Apache Ivy
8 7 (3.41%) JIRA
9 5 (2.44%) Eclipse
10 4 (1.95%) WebDriver
11 3 (1.46%) PHPUnit
12 2 (0.98%) LoadRunner
12 2 (0.98%) JMeter
12 2 (0.98%) Valgrind
12 2 (0.98%) SpecFlow
13 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 37 (18.05%) Finance
2 15 (7.32%) Telecoms
3 11 (5.37%) Banking
4 10 (4.88%) Retail
5 7 (3.41%) Military
6 3 (1.46%) Marketing
6 3 (1.46%) Electronics
6 3 (1.46%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.98%) Front Office
7 2 (0.98%) Multimedia
7 2 (0.98%) Billing
8 1 (0.49%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.49%) Back Office
8 1 (0.49%) Publishing
8 1 (0.49%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 69 (33.66%) Developer
2 22 (10.73%) Java Developer
3 21 (10.24%) Consultant
4 19 (9.27%) Architect
5 16 (7.80%) Administrator
6 15 (7.32%) Analyst
7 10 (4.88%) Support Engineer
7 10 (4.88%) Tester
8 8 (3.90%) UNIX Administrator
8 8 (3.90%) Systems Administrator
8 8 (3.90%) Lead Developer
9 7 (3.41%) Linux Administrator
9 7 (3.41%) Infrastructure Manager
9 7 (3.41%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 7 (3.41%) Technical Architect
9 7 (3.41%) Project Manager
9 7 (3.41%) UNIX Systems Administrator
10 6 (2.93%) Support Consultant
10 6 (2.93%) Solutions Architect
10 6 (2.93%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (12.20%) Web Services
2 19 (9.27%) jQuery
3 18 (8.78%) Spring
4 14 (6.83%) CSS
5 13 (6.34%) XML
6 12 (5.85%) HTML
6 12 (5.85%) RESTful
7 11 (5.37%) J2EE
8 10 (4.88%) LAMP
9 9 (4.39%) Hibernate
9 9 (4.39%) .NET
10 8 (3.90%) JSP
10 8 (3.90%) Ajax
11 7 (3.41%) Spring MVC
12 6 (2.93%) XSD
13 5 (2.44%) JDBC
13 5 (2.44%) Struts
14 4 (1.95%) JSF
14 4 (1.95%) CSS3
14 4 (1.95%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.29%) Open Source
2 15 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (5.37%) Clustering
4 6 (2.93%) Mainframe
5 4 (1.95%) EFT
5 4 (1.95%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.95%) Tandem
5 4 (1.95%) IBM Mainframe
6 3 (1.46%) DTV
6 3 (1.46%) Firmware
6 3 (1.46%) N-Tier
7 2 (0.98%) Streaming Video
7 2 (0.98%) CMDB
8 1 (0.49%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.49%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.49%) iSeries
8 1 (0.49%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.49%) SWIFT
8 1 (0.49%) CESG
8 1 (0.49%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 104 (50.73%) Linux
2 69 (33.66%) Windows
3 27 (13.17%) Solaris
4 12 (5.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (5.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (4.88%) CentOS
6 7 (3.41%) zOS
7 5 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (2.44%) VMS
7 5 (2.44%) HPUX
8 2 (0.98%) MVS
8 2 (0.98%) VxWorks
8 2 (0.98%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.49%) SUSE
9 1 (0.49%) Debian
9 1 (0.49%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (23.41%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (12.20%) Continuous Integration
3 21 (10.24%) Configuration Management
3 21 (10.24%) Project Management
4 20 (9.76%) OO
5 16 (7.80%) Software Engineering
5 16 (7.80%) Scrum
6 15 (7.32%) Unit Testing
7 13 (6.34%) Business Intelligence
8 12 (5.85%) Validation
8 12 (5.85%) Migration
8 12 (5.85%) Load Balancing
9 11 (5.37%) Service Management
10 10 (4.88%) Data Modelling
10 10 (4.88%) MVC
10 10 (4.88%) Test Automation
10 10 (4.88%) DevOps
11 9 (4.39%) Enterprise Architecture
11 9 (4.39%) ITIL
12 8 (3.90%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 68 (33.17%) SQL
2 57 (27.80%) Java
3 31 (15.12%) PHP
3 31 (15.12%) Python
4 26 (12.68%) Shell Script
5 24 (11.71%) Perl
6 19 (9.27%) JavaScript
7 18 (8.78%) PL/SQL
8 16 (7.80%) Ruby
9 15 (7.32%) C++
10 10 (4.88%) C
10 10 (4.88%) C#
10 10 (4.88%) Korn
10 10 (4.88%) Bash Shell
11 9 (4.39%) Lua
12 6 (2.93%) Delphi
13 5 (2.44%) Bourne shell
14 4 (1.95%) PowerShell
15 3 (1.46%) REXX
15 3 (1.46%) JCL
Qualifications
1 52 (25.37%) Security Cleared
2 35 (17.07%) SC Cleared
3 14 (6.83%) DV Cleared
4 12 (5.85%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (3.41%) MCSE
6 5 (2.44%) MCTS
6 5 (2.44%) Sun Certification
7 4 (1.95%) MCP
7 4 (1.95%) ISEB
7 4 (1.95%) MCITP
7 4 (1.95%) Degree
8 3 (1.46%) ISTQB
8 3 (1.46%) CCNA
8 3 (1.46%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.98%) CISSP
9 2 (0.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.49%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.49%) VCP5
10 1 (0.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.39%) PCI DSS
2 5 (2.44%) SLA
3 4 (1.95%) QA
System Software
1 19 (9.27%) Active Directory
2 14 (6.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.93%) NFS
4 5 (2.44%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 3 (1.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 3 (1.46%) VMware Server
5 3 (1.46%) RACF
6 2 (0.98%) vCloud
7 1 (0.49%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.49%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.49%) Postfix
7 1 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.49%) vSphere
7 1 (0.49%) Nmap
7 1 (0.49%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.49%) Squid
7 1 (0.49%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.49%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 14 (6.83%) Puppet
2 12 (5.85%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (4.88%) Nagios
3 10 (4.88%) Cacti
4 3 (1.46%) CA Endevor
4 3 (1.46%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.98%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.98%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (0.98%) BMC PATROL
5 2 (0.98%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.49%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.49%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.49%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.49%) NSN NetAct
6 1 (0.49%) Cobbler
6 1 (0.49%) YUM
6 1 (0.49%) Nessus
6 1 (0.49%) MOM
6 1 (0.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.49%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 44 (21.46%) Oracle
2 21 (10.24%) Microsoft
3 19 (9.27%) Red Hat
3 19 (9.27%) VMware
4 16 (7.80%) IBM
5 14 (6.83%) Sun
6 13 (6.34%) HP
6 13 (6.34%) SAP
7 10 (4.88%) Percona
8 8 (3.90%) Cisco
9 7 (3.41%) Infoblox
9 7 (3.41%) Business Objects
10 6 (2.93%) Informatica
10 6 (2.93%) Remedy
10 6 (2.93%) hybris
11 5 (2.44%) webMethods
11 5 (2.44%) Citrix
12 3 (1.46%) Greenplum
12 3 (1.46%) Netezza
12 3 (1.46%) CheckPoint
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Posted: 23 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day - dependent on experience
Posted: 3 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
LA International
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
Orgtel
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Gloucester
Huxley Associates
Rate: £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Gloucester
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Cheltenham
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Rate: £150 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Cheltenham
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £350 - £495 per day
Posted: 17 days ago