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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 47 51 37
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -14
Contract jobs citing UNIX 125 77 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.83% 3.24% 4.89%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.17% 14.15% 20.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 37 64
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£438 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.52% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £263 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £518 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 10
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £43.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.65% -31.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £20.00 £39.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £35.21 £64.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.08 £27.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+20.27% -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
773 544 648
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 23.69% 22.88% 24.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 422 253 314
Average daily rate £375 £275 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £125 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 93 82
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -16.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £31.94 £42.50
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 22 December 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 22 December 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 22 December 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 45 £450 +50.00% 2
Wiltshire -7 27 £375 +10.29% 11
Bristol -10 19 £413 +17.85% 10
Devon +6 14 £525 -
Dorset +1 10 £240 -43.52% 5
Somerset -7 5 £306 -27.94% 6
Cornwall - - - -
UNIX
England

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 December 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.

1 116 (46.59%) Linux
2 90 (36.14%) Windows
3 85 (34.14%) SQL
4 73 (29.32%) Security Cleared
5 72 (28.92%) Java
6 63 (25.30%) Oracle
7 58 (23.29%) Agile Software Development
8 47 (18.88%) PHP
9 46 (18.47%) Python
10 42 (16.87%) Finance
11 41 (16.47%) Perl
12 39 (15.66%) DV Cleared
13 37 (14.86%) OO
14 36 (14.46%) Microsoft
14 36 (14.46%) SC Cleared
15 33 (13.25%) IBM
15 33 (13.25%) Configuration Management
15 33 (13.25%) Continuous Integration
16 31 (12.45%) JavaScript
16 31 (12.45%) Solaris
16 31 (12.45%) VMware
17 29 (11.65%) Bash Shell
18 28 (11.24%) DB2
19 27 (10.84%) Sun
20 25 (10.04%) PL/SQL
20 25 (10.04%) Release Management
21 24 (9.64%) DNS
21 24 (9.64%) Relational Database
22 23 (9.24%) Web Services
22 23 (9.24%) ITIL

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 (7.63%) Apache
2 17 (6.83%) WebSphere
3 14 (5.62%) SAS
4 11 (4.42%) WebSphere Application Server
5 8 (3.21%) SharePoint
6 6 (2.41%) CMS
7 5 (2.01%) nginx
7 5 (2.01%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (2.01%) JBoss
8 4 (1.61%) WebSphere Portal
8 4 (1.61%) OpenStack
8 4 (1.61%) Eucalyptus
8 4 (1.61%) WebLogic
9 3 (1.20%) MS Exchange
9 3 (1.20%) CICS
10 2 (0.80%) IIS
10 2 (0.80%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.40%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.40%) OpenROAD
11 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 10 (4.02%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.20%) MS Office
3 2 (0.80%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.40%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 11 (4.42%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (2.01%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (2.01%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (1.61%) BASE24
4 2 (0.80%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.40%) Summit
5 1 (0.40%) assyst
5 1 (0.40%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.01%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (2.01%) Amazon S3
1 5 (2.01%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.40%) GitHub
3 1 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 24 (9.64%) DNS
2 20 (8.03%) Firewall
3 18 (7.23%) SAN
4 11 (4.42%) TCP/IP
5 10 (4.02%) DHCP
6 9 (3.61%) Internet
7 8 (3.21%) SSH
8 7 (2.81%) HTTPS
9 6 (2.41%) NAS
9 6 (2.41%) LAN
10 5 (2.01%) WAN
10 5 (2.01%) PuTTY
11 4 (1.61%) Multicast
11 4 (1.61%) LDAP
11 4 (1.61%) ATM
11 4 (1.61%) Ethernet
12 3 (1.20%) VPN
12 3 (1.20%) SSL
12 3 (1.20%) LTE
13 2 (0.80%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (11.24%) DB2
2 24 (9.64%) Relational Database
3 19 (7.63%) MySQL
4 18 (7.23%) RDBMS
5 13 (5.22%) Oracle Database
6 10 (4.02%) SQL Server
6 10 (4.02%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (3.21%) Ingres
8 7 (2.81%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (2.81%) Oracle Database 11g
8 7 (2.81%) NoSQL
8 7 (2.81%) Big Data
9 5 (2.01%) JasperReports
10 4 (1.61%) Hadoop
10 4 (1.61%) Oracle ODI
10 4 (1.61%) Redis
11 3 (1.20%) Voldemort
11 3 (1.20%) HBase
11 3 (1.20%) CouchDB
11 3 (1.20%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 21 (8.43%) Subversion
2 19 (7.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 19 (7.63%) ClearCase
3 17 (6.83%) Maven
4 16 (6.43%) Ant
5 15 (6.02%) Apache Ivy
6 14 (5.62%) Jenkins
7 13 (5.22%) Cucumber
7 13 (5.22%) Git (software)
8 9 (3.61%) FitNesse
8 9 (3.61%) Oracle APEX
9 6 (2.41%) JIRA
10 5 (2.01%) Selenium
10 5 (2.01%) PHPUnit
11 4 (1.61%) Rational Functional Tester
11 4 (1.61%) LoadRunner
12 3 (1.20%) JUnit
12 3 (1.20%) Metasploit
13 2 (0.80%) TeamCity
13 2 (0.80%) WebDriver
General
1 42 (16.87%) Finance
2 22 (8.84%) Telecoms
3 17 (6.83%) Banking
4 16 (6.43%) Retail
5 7 (2.81%) Military
6 6 (2.41%) Manufacturing
7 5 (2.01%) Marketing
7 5 (2.01%) Electronics
8 2 (0.80%) Automotive
9 1 (0.40%) Law
9 1 (0.40%) Legal
9 1 (0.40%) Front Office
9 1 (0.40%) Back Office
9 1 (0.40%) Publishing
9 1 (0.40%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.40%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 86 (34.54%) Developer
2 39 (15.66%) Architect
3 29 (11.65%) Administrator
4 27 (10.84%) Java Developer
5 23 (9.24%) Analyst
6 19 (7.63%) UNIX Administrator
7 18 (7.23%) Technical Architect
8 16 (6.43%) Systems Administrator
8 16 (6.43%) UNIX Systems Administrator
9 11 (4.42%) Oracle Developer
9 11 (4.42%) Tester
10 10 (4.02%) Support Engineer
10 10 (4.02%) Consultant
11 9 (3.61%) Solutions Architect
11 9 (3.61%) C++ Developer
11 9 (3.61%) PHP Developer
11 9 (3.61%) Linux Administrator
12 8 (3.21%) Test Analyst
13 7 (2.81%) Project Manager
13 7 (2.81%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (9.24%) Web Services
2 14 (5.62%) RESTful
3 13 (5.22%) HTML
4 12 (4.82%) CSS
4 12 (4.82%) XML
4 12 (4.82%) Laravel
5 11 (4.42%) J2EE
6 10 (4.02%) WebSphere MQ
6 10 (4.02%) jQuery
6 10 (4.02%) Symfony
7 9 (3.61%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 9 (3.61%) LAMP
8 8 (3.21%) .NET
9 7 (2.81%) JDBC
9 7 (2.81%) Hibernate
10 6 (2.41%) Spring
10 6 (2.41%) AngularJS
11 5 (2.01%) DAO
11 5 (2.01%) JSON
11 5 (2.01%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 19 (7.63%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (6.02%) Open Source
3 9 (3.61%) Management Information System
3 9 (3.61%) Clustering
4 7 (2.81%) Mainframe
5 6 (2.41%) N-Tier
6 5 (2.01%) Client/Server
6 5 (2.01%) DTV
6 5 (2.01%) IBM Mainframe
6 5 (2.01%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.61%) Tandem
7 4 (1.61%) EFT
7 4 (1.61%) Replication
8 3 (1.20%) Freedom of Information
8 3 (1.20%) Freedom of Information Act
9 2 (0.80%) CMDB
9 2 (0.80%) Reference Data
10 1 (0.40%) Data Integration
10 1 (0.40%) iSeries
10 1 (0.40%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 116 (46.59%) Linux
2 90 (36.14%) Windows
3 31 (12.45%) Solaris
4 16 (6.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (6.02%) zOS
6 12 (4.82%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (2.81%) CentOS
7 7 (2.81%) AIX
7 7 (2.81%) VMS
8 2 (0.80%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.40%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.40%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.40%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.40%) HPUX
9 1 (0.40%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.40%) Debian
9 1 (0.40%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (23.29%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (14.86%) OO
3 33 (13.25%) Configuration Management
3 33 (13.25%) Continuous Integration
4 25 (10.04%) Release Management
5 23 (9.24%) ITIL
5 23 (9.24%) Migration
5 23 (9.24%) Scrum
6 20 (8.03%) Software Engineering
7 19 (7.63%) TOGAF
8 18 (7.23%) Business Intelligence
9 17 (6.83%) Project Management
10 16 (6.43%) MVC
10 16 (6.43%) Test Automation
11 15 (6.02%) Service Management
12 14 (5.62%) Enterprise Architecture
12 14 (5.62%) Unit Testing
13 13 (5.22%) TDD
14 12 (4.82%) OOD
15 11 (4.42%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 85 (34.14%) SQL
2 72 (28.92%) Java
3 47 (18.88%) PHP
4 46 (18.47%) Python
5 41 (16.47%) Perl
6 31 (12.45%) JavaScript
7 29 (11.65%) Bash Shell
8 25 (10.04%) PL/SQL
9 23 (9.24%) Ruby
10 22 (8.84%) C++
11 21 (8.43%) Shell Script
12 17 (6.83%) Lua
13 14 (5.62%) C#
14 11 (4.42%) C
14 11 (4.42%) Korn
15 10 (4.02%) Delphi
16 7 (2.81%) PHP5
17 3 (1.20%) JCL
17 3 (1.20%) REXX
18 2 (0.80%) Jython
Qualifications
1 73 (29.32%) Security Cleared
2 39 (15.66%) DV Cleared
3 36 (14.46%) SC Cleared
4 12 (4.82%) Sun Certification
5 9 (3.61%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (2.41%) ISTQB
6 6 (2.41%) CISSP
6 6 (2.41%) ISEB
7 5 (2.01%) Degree
7 5 (2.01%) OCPJP
7 5 (2.01%) MCTS
8 4 (1.61%) MCSE
8 4 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (1.20%) CCNA
10 2 (0.80%) CISA
10 2 (0.80%) CISM
10 2 (0.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.40%) MCITP
11 1 (0.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.01%) QA
2 4 (1.61%) PCI DSS
2 4 (1.61%) SLA
3 2 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.40%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.40%) Basel II
4 1 (0.40%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 21 (8.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (8.03%) Active Directory
3 8 (3.21%) NFS
4 7 (2.81%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 5 (2.01%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.20%) RACF
7 2 (0.80%) Postfix
7 2 (0.80%) Nmap
8 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.40%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.40%) NDS
8 1 (0.40%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.40%) XenApp
8 1 (0.40%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.40%) Snort
8 1 (0.40%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (6.02%) Puppet
2 10 (4.02%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (2.81%) NetBackup
4 5 (2.01%) Nagios
4 5 (2.01%) Cacti
5 4 (1.61%) yum
5 4 (1.61%) Tivoli
5 4 (1.61%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 3 (1.20%) Nessus
6 3 (1.20%) CA Endevor
7 2 (0.80%) NSN NetAct
7 2 (0.80%) SELinux
7 2 (0.80%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 2 (0.80%) BMC PATROL
7 2 (0.80%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.40%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.40%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 63 (25.30%) Oracle
2 36 (14.46%) Microsoft
3 33 (13.25%) IBM
4 31 (12.45%) VMware
5 27 (10.84%) Sun
6 19 (7.63%) SAP
7 18 (7.23%) Red Hat
8 10 (4.02%) Cisco
9 9 (3.61%) Business Objects
9 9 (3.61%) HP
10 7 (2.81%) Remedy
10 7 (2.81%) Infoblox
11 6 (2.41%) EMC
12 5 (2.01%) Citrix
12 5 (2.01%) Juniper
12 5 (2.01%) Percona
13 4 (1.61%) New Relic
13 4 (1.61%) Greenplum
13 4 (1.61%) Netezza
13 4 (1.61%) BMC
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