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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 63 63 54
Rank change year-on-year
0 -9
Contract jobs citing UNIX 88 83 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.69% 2.73% 2.85%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.61% 12.10% 14.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 45 28
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£386 £413 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.36% +23.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £294 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £458 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £361 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.26% +3.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -7.69%
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
698 686 418
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.31% 22.54% 19.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 408 382 206
Average daily rate £350 £325 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +2.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £150 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 93 67
Average hourly rate £19.03 £16.50 £16.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.33% +1.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.50 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.20 £36.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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 4 August 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 4 August 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 41 £425 +18.05% 9
Wiltshire +2 20 £350 -6.35% 7
Bristol -12 9 £370 -12.94% 13
Dorset -11 8 - - 2
Somerset -3 4 £288 -11.53% 8
Devon - 2 - -
UNIX
England

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 77 (45.29%) Linux
2 71 (41.76%) Security Cleared
3 60 (35.29%) Java
4 57 (33.53%) Windows
5 55 (32.35%) Oracle
6 51 (30.00%) DV Cleared
7 50 (29.41%) SQL
8 42 (24.71%) Python
9 33 (19.41%) Perl
10 32 (18.82%) SQL Server
11 30 (17.65%) Shell Script
11 30 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
12 28 (16.47%) Finance
12 28 (16.47%) Continuous Integration
13 27 (15.88%) PL/SQL
14 26 (15.29%) Red Hat
15 25 (14.71%) PHP
15 25 (14.71%) Subversion
16 23 (13.53%) JavaScript
16 23 (13.53%) Ant
17 22 (12.94%) Apache
17 22 (12.94%) Oracle Database
18 21 (12.35%) Bash Shell
18 21 (12.35%) J2EE
18 21 (12.35%) VMware
19 20 (11.76%) Release Management
19 20 (11.76%) SC Cleared
19 20 (11.76%) Puppet
20 19 (11.18%) Maven
20 19 (11.18%) Configuration Management

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 22 (12.94%) Apache
2 18 (10.59%) JBoss
3 14 (8.24%) WebLogic
3 14 (8.24%) Tomcat
4 13 (7.65%) SAS
5 10 (5.88%) WebSphere
6 7 (4.12%) IIS
7 5 (2.94%) SharePoint
8 4 (2.35%) WebSphere Application Server
8 4 (2.35%) WebLogic Portal
9 3 (1.76%) GlassFish
9 3 (1.76%) nginx
10 2 (1.18%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.59%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.59%) Eucalyptus
11 1 (0.59%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (1.76%) MS Excel
1 3 (1.76%) Acrobat
1 3 (1.76%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.18%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (2.94%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (2.35%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (2.35%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (10.59%) DNS
2 14 (8.24%) Firewall
3 11 (6.47%) TCP/IP
4 6 (3.53%) LAN
4 6 (3.53%) WAN
4 6 (3.53%) Ethernet
4 6 (3.53%) HTTP
4 6 (3.53%) SAN
5 4 (2.35%) NAS
5 4 (2.35%) DHCP
5 4 (2.35%) LDAP
6 3 (1.76%) SS7
6 3 (1.76%) SIGTRAN
7 2 (1.18%) Network Security
7 2 (1.18%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (0.59%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (0.59%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 1 (0.59%) PuTTY
8 1 (0.59%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.59%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (18.82%) SQL Server
2 22 (12.94%) Oracle Database
3 18 (10.59%) Data Warehouse
4 13 (7.65%) BusinessObjects
5 12 (7.06%) Relational Database
6 11 (6.47%) Oracle Database 11g
6 11 (6.47%) MySQL
6 11 (6.47%) Oracle Reports
7 9 (5.29%) BusinessObjects XI
8 8 (4.71%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 7 (4.12%) Hadoop
10 3 (1.76%) Oracle ODI
10 3 (1.76%) DB2
11 2 (1.18%) RDBMS
11 2 (1.18%) SQLite
11 2 (1.18%) Oracle OWB
11 2 (1.18%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 2 (1.18%) NoSQL
11 2 (1.18%) Oracle BI EE
12 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 25 (14.71%) Subversion
2 23 (13.53%) Ant
3 19 (11.18%) Maven
4 18 (10.59%) Jenkins
5 17 (10.00%) Apache Ivy
5 17 (10.00%) ClearCase
6 16 (9.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 12 (7.06%) Git (software)
8 9 (5.29%) Oracle Forms
9 8 (4.71%) Hudson
10 7 (4.12%) JIRA
11 6 (3.53%) Rational Functional Tester
11 6 (3.53%) LoadRunner
12 4 (2.35%) Eclipse
13 3 (1.76%) JUnit
14 2 (1.18%) Toad
14 2 (1.18%) NetBeans
14 2 (1.18%) Eclipse RCP
14 2 (1.18%) Rational DOORS
15 1 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 28 (16.47%) Finance
2 9 (5.29%) Telecoms
3 8 (4.71%) Banking
4 5 (2.94%) Retail
5 2 (1.18%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.18%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.59%) Electronics
6 1 (0.59%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.59%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.59%) Marketing
6 1 (0.59%) German Language
Job Titles
1 62 (36.47%) Developer
2 28 (16.47%) Analyst
3 25 (14.71%) Java Developer
4 13 (7.65%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 12 (7.06%) Linux Engineer
6 10 (5.88%) Oracle Analyst
6 10 (5.88%) Oracle Developer
7 9 (5.29%) Administrator
8 8 (4.71%) DBA
8 8 (4.71%) Architect
8 8 (4.71%) Analyst Developer
8 8 (4.71%) SQL Developer
8 8 (4.71%) PL/SQL Developer
9 7 (4.12%) Oracle DBA
9 7 (4.12%) Consultant
9 7 (4.12%) Senior Developer
9 7 (4.12%) Senior Java Developer
10 6 (3.53%) Applications Support
10 6 (3.53%) Systems Administrator
10 6 (3.53%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (12.35%) J2EE
2 14 (8.24%) .NET
3 11 (6.47%) ASP.NET
4 10 (5.88%) HTML
4 10 (5.88%) CSS
5 9 (5.29%) Middleware
6 8 (4.71%) XML
7 7 (4.12%) REST
8 6 (3.53%) Spring
8 6 (3.53%) Web Services
8 6 (3.53%) SOAP
9 5 (2.94%) JSON
10 4 (2.35%) Java EE
10 4 (2.35%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (2.35%) Hibernate
11 3 (1.76%) WebSphere MQ
11 3 (1.76%) jQuery
12 2 (1.18%) WebSphere Message Broker
12 2 (1.18%) SWT
12 2 (1.18%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.24%) Data Centre
2 13 (7.65%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.53%) Replication
4 4 (2.35%) Derivative
4 4 (2.35%) Data Protection Act
4 4 (2.35%) Mathematics
4 4 (2.35%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.76%) Grid Computing
5 3 (1.76%) Mainframe
5 3 (1.76%) Visualisation
6 2 (1.18%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.18%) Wiki
6 2 (1.18%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.59%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.59%) EMC VNX
7 1 (0.59%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.59%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.59%) DTV
7 1 (0.59%) CESG
7 1 (0.59%) Ergonomics
Operating Systems
1 77 (45.29%) Linux
2 57 (33.53%) Windows
3 17 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 15 (8.82%) Solaris
5 10 (5.88%) AIX
6 9 (5.29%) Ubuntu
7 8 (4.71%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (4.12%) CentOS
8 7 (4.12%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (4.12%) Debian
9 3 (1.76%) VMS
9 3 (1.76%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.18%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (0.59%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.59%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (16.47%) Continuous Integration
3 20 (11.76%) Release Management
4 19 (11.18%) Business Intelligence
4 19 (11.18%) Configuration Management
5 17 (10.00%) OO
6 14 (8.24%) Dimensional Modelling
7 13 (7.65%) Scrum
8 12 (7.06%) Performance Tuning
9 10 (5.88%) Kimball Methodology
10 9 (5.29%) SDLC
10 9 (5.29%) Migration
10 9 (5.29%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (5.29%) ITIL
10 9 (5.29%) SOA
10 9 (5.29%) Test Scripting
11 8 (4.71%) SIEM
12 7 (4.12%) User Stories
12 7 (4.12%) Software Testing
12 7 (4.12%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 60 (35.29%) Java
2 50 (29.41%) SQL
3 42 (24.71%) Python
4 33 (19.41%) Perl
5 30 (17.65%) Shell Script
6 27 (15.88%) PL/SQL
7 25 (14.71%) PHP
8 23 (13.53%) JavaScript
9 21 (12.35%) Bash Shell
10 18 (10.59%) Ruby
11 17 (10.00%) C++
11 17 (10.00%) Lua
12 12 (7.06%) C#
13 9 (5.29%) C
14 8 (4.71%) VB.NET
15 4 (2.35%) MATLAB
16 3 (1.76%) Ada
17 1 (0.59%) Jython
17 1 (0.59%) Korn
17 1 (0.59%) Scala
Qualifications
1 71 (41.76%) Security Cleared
2 51 (30.00%) DV Cleared
3 20 (11.76%) SC Cleared
4 15 (8.82%) Degree
5 14 (8.24%) Sun Certification
6 8 (4.71%) CISSP
7 7 (4.12%) OCPJP
8 4 (2.35%) ISTQB
8 4 (2.35%) CCNA
8 4 (2.35%) ISEB
8 4 (2.35%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (2.35%) HNC
8 4 (2.35%) HND
9 3 (1.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (1.18%) MCSE
10 2 (1.18%) MCSA
10 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (1.18%) CISM
11 1 (0.59%) GCIA
11 1 (0.59%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.94%) SLA
1 5 (2.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 5 (2.94%) Basel II
2 3 (1.76%) QA
3 2 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (9.41%) Active Directory
2 9 (5.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (4.12%) Oracle RAC
4 6 (3.53%) ISA Server
5 4 (2.35%) Xen
5 4 (2.35%) vSphere
5 4 (2.35%) iptables
6 3 (1.76%) Postfix
6 3 (1.76%) Samba
7 2 (1.18%) NFS
7 2 (1.18%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.59%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.59%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 20 (11.76%) Puppet
2 7 (4.12%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (2.35%) Nagios
3 4 (2.35%) Ansible
3 4 (2.35%) Salt
3 4 (2.35%) Ganglia
4 3 (1.76%) Ganeti
4 3 (1.76%) Bcfg2
5 2 (1.18%) SCOM
5 2 (1.18%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.59%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.59%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.59%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 55 (32.35%) Oracle
2 26 (15.29%) Red Hat
3 21 (12.35%) VMware
4 18 (10.59%) Microsoft
4 18 (10.59%) Sun
5 11 (6.47%) McAfee
6 9 (5.29%) Teradata
7 7 (4.12%) Brocade
7 7 (4.12%) Cisco
8 6 (3.53%) IBM
8 6 (3.53%) BEA
8 6 (3.53%) HP
8 6 (3.53%) Ektron
9 5 (2.94%) Citrix
9 5 (2.94%) webMethods
10 4 (2.35%) NetApp
10 4 (2.35%) Infoblox
11 3 (1.76%) TOWER Software
11 3 (1.76%) SAP
12 2 (1.18%) Sybase
Bristol, Avon
LA International
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bristol
Orgtel
Rate: £475 - £525 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucestershire
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £300 - £550 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Bristol, Avon
EE
Rate: Competitive + Bens
Posted: 19 days ago