The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the South West region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 70 52 27
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -25
Contract jobs citing UNIX 74 65 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.43% 3.03% 5.37%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.33% 15.37% 25.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 31 107
Average daily rate
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£393 £375 £362
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £467 £440 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 1
Average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -26.31%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £31.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +4.16%
Operating Systems Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
653 423 632
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.44% 19.70% 20.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 357 213 303
Average daily rate £325 £316 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.76% -5.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £130 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 73 85
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -23.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £30.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
UNIX
England

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 25 July 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 25 July 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
Wiltshire +7 18 £350 +7.69% 13
Bristol -16 18 £425 +37.09% 15
Gloucestershire -13 17 £360 -12.72% 9
Dorset 0 12 £438 +2.94% 6
Somerset -18 8 £325 +30.00% 19
Cornwall - - - - 3
UNIX
England

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 110 (51.64%) Linux
2 78 (36.62%) Windows
3 61 (28.64%) Oracle
4 56 (26.29%) Security Cleared
5 55 (25.82%) SQL
6 47 (22.07%) Java
7 38 (17.84%) Finance
7 38 (17.84%) SC Cleared
8 33 (15.49%) Solaris
9 32 (15.02%) Spring
10 31 (14.55%) SAN
11 30 (14.08%) Subversion
12 29 (13.62%) Perl
12 29 (13.62%) Configuration Management
13 28 (13.15%) jQuery
13 28 (13.15%) Oracle Database
14 27 (12.68%) Shell Script
14 27 (12.68%) CSS
14 27 (12.68%) XML
15 26 (12.21%) VMware
16 25 (11.74%) Telecoms
16 25 (11.74%) Python
17 24 (11.27%) Red Hat
18 23 (10.80%) SQL Server
19 22 (10.33%) Maven
20 21 (9.86%) MySQL
20 21 (9.86%) JavaScript
20 21 (9.86%) ITIL
21 20 (9.39%) C++
21 20 (9.39%) PL/SQL

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 13 (6.10%) Apache
2 12 (5.63%) SAS
3 11 (5.16%) Tomcat
4 10 (4.69%) WebLogic
5 8 (3.76%) nginx
6 7 (3.29%) Confluence
7 5 (2.35%) IIS
7 5 (2.35%) SharePoint
8 4 (1.88%) MS Exchange
8 4 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (1.88%) Oracle Workflow
8 4 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (1.41%) CICS
10 2 (0.94%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.94%) Oracle Coherence
10 2 (0.94%) GlassFish
11 1 (0.47%) Node.js
11 1 (0.47%) WebLogic Portal
11 1 (0.47%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (2.82%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.94%) Windchill
2 2 (0.94%) MS Office
3 1 (0.47%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.47%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 5 (2.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (1.88%) BASE24
3 3 (1.41%) assyst
4 2 (0.94%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.47%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.47%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.23%) Amazon EC2
1 9 (4.23%) Amazon S3
1 9 (4.23%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.47%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 31 (14.55%) SAN
2 18 (8.45%) TCP/IP
3 16 (7.51%) DNS
4 14 (6.57%) Firewall
5 13 (6.10%) NAS
6 12 (5.63%) LDAP
7 10 (4.69%) Internet
8 9 (4.23%) Wireshark
9 8 (3.76%) DHCP
10 6 (2.82%) SSH
10 6 (2.82%) iSCSI
11 5 (2.35%) FTP
11 5 (2.35%) LAN
11 5 (2.35%) X.509
11 5 (2.35%) WAN
12 4 (1.88%) ATM
12 4 (1.88%) HTTP
12 4 (1.88%) SSL
13 2 (0.94%) Network Security
13 2 (0.94%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (13.15%) Oracle Database
2 23 (10.80%) SQL Server
3 21 (9.86%) MySQL
4 14 (6.57%) Relational Database
5 6 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (2.35%) RDBMS
6 5 (2.35%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (1.88%) Oracle Database 10g
7 4 (1.88%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (1.88%) Essbase
7 4 (1.88%) Oracle BI EE
8 3 (1.41%) PowerCenter
8 3 (1.41%) Oracle OWB
9 2 (0.94%) Oracle9i Database
9 2 (0.94%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.94%) Big Data
9 2 (0.94%) Data Mart
9 2 (0.94%) Oracle ODI
10 1 (0.47%) Base SAS
10 1 (0.47%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 30 (14.08%) Subversion
2 22 (10.33%) Maven
3 18 (8.45%) JUnit
4 17 (7.98%) Ant
5 15 (7.04%) Eclipse
6 14 (6.57%) Jenkins
7 13 (6.10%) Selenium
8 9 (4.23%) JIRA
9 8 (3.76%) WebDriver
10 6 (2.82%) ClearCase
11 5 (2.35%) Git (software)
11 5 (2.35%) Mockito
12 4 (1.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 3 (1.41%) LoadRunner
13 3 (1.41%) Apache Ivy
13 3 (1.41%) Gradle
14 2 (0.94%) Valgrind
14 2 (0.94%) Cucumber
14 2 (0.94%) JMeter
14 2 (0.94%) JBehave
General
1 38 (17.84%) Finance
2 25 (11.74%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.35%) Electronics
3 5 (2.35%) Manufacturing
3 5 (2.35%) Banking
3 5 (2.35%) Marketing
4 2 (0.94%) Multimedia
4 2 (0.94%) Billing
4 2 (0.94%) Aerospace
4 2 (0.94%) Front Office
4 2 (0.94%) Back Office
5 1 (0.47%) Retail
Job Titles
1 67 (31.46%) Developer
2 25 (11.74%) Consultant
3 22 (10.33%) Administrator
4 20 (9.39%) Analyst
5 19 (8.92%) Java Developer
6 11 (5.16%) UNIX Administrator
7 10 (4.69%) Systems Administrator
8 9 (4.23%) UNIX Systems Administrator
9 8 (3.76%) DBA
10 7 (3.29%) Support Engineer
10 7 (3.29%) Software Engineer
10 7 (3.29%) Architect
10 7 (3.29%) Linux Administrator
11 6 (2.82%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 6 (2.82%) UI Developer
11 6 (2.82%) Wintel Consultant
11 6 (2.82%) Senior Developer
11 6 (2.82%) Oracle DBA
11 6 (2.82%) Lead Developer
11 6 (2.82%) Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (15.02%) Spring
2 28 (13.15%) jQuery
3 27 (12.68%) CSS
3 27 (12.68%) XML
4 18 (8.45%) J2EE
5 17 (7.98%) HTML
6 16 (7.51%) Web Services
7 14 (6.57%) XML Schema
8 12 (5.63%) LAMP
8 12 (5.63%) CSS3
9 11 (5.16%) JSF
10 10 (4.69%) Hibernate
10 10 (4.69%) JAX-WS
11 9 (4.23%) Spring MVC
12 8 (3.76%) .NET
12 8 (3.76%) JSP
13 7 (3.29%) Ajax
14 6 (2.82%) XSD
14 6 (2.82%) SOAP
15 5 (2.35%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 8 (3.76%) Open Source
2 5 (2.35%) DTV
2 5 (2.35%) Clustering
3 4 (1.88%) EFT
3 4 (1.88%) Tandem
4 3 (1.41%) N-Tier
4 3 (1.41%) CMDB
4 3 (1.41%) Firmware
5 2 (0.94%) Mainframe
5 2 (0.94%) Streaming Video
5 2 (0.94%) CLARiiON
5 2 (0.94%) Celerra
5 2 (0.94%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.47%) Statistics
6 1 (0.47%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.47%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (0.47%) LPAR
6 1 (0.47%) CESG
6 1 (0.47%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.47%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 110 (51.64%) Linux
2 78 (36.62%) Windows
3 33 (15.49%) Solaris
4 18 (8.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (6.10%) HPUX
6 9 (4.23%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (3.76%) CentOS
8 6 (2.82%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (2.35%) AIX
10 2 (0.94%) VxWorks
10 2 (0.94%) MVS
11 1 (0.47%) SUSE
11 1 (0.47%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (13.62%) Configuration Management
2 21 (9.86%) ITIL
3 18 (8.45%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (7.98%) Scrum
4 17 (7.98%) Business Intelligence
5 14 (6.57%) Migration
5 14 (6.57%) Software Engineering
6 13 (6.10%) Validation
6 13 (6.10%) Project Management
6 13 (6.10%) OO
7 12 (5.63%) Kanban
8 11 (5.16%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (4.69%) Disaster Recovery
10 9 (4.23%) MVC
10 9 (4.23%) Data Modelling
10 9 (4.23%) Reverse Engineering
11 8 (3.76%) Unit Testing
11 8 (3.76%) Load Balancing
11 8 (3.76%) DevOps
12 7 (3.29%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 55 (25.82%) SQL
2 47 (22.07%) Java
3 29 (13.62%) Perl
4 27 (12.68%) Shell Script
5 25 (11.74%) Python
6 21 (9.86%) JavaScript
7 20 (9.39%) C++
7 20 (9.39%) PL/SQL
8 19 (8.92%) PHP
8 19 (8.92%) C
9 17 (7.98%) Ruby
10 11 (5.16%) PowerShell
11 5 (2.35%) Bourne shell
11 5 (2.35%) VBScript
12 4 (1.88%) REXX
12 4 (1.88%) Bash Shell
12 4 (1.88%) Korn
12 4 (1.88%) Lua
13 3 (1.41%) JCL
14 2 (0.94%) AWK
Qualifications
1 56 (26.29%) Security Cleared
2 38 (17.84%) SC Cleared
3 15 (7.04%) DV Cleared
4 8 (3.76%) Degree
5 6 (2.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (2.35%) MCSE
6 5 (2.35%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (1.88%) ISEB
7 4 (1.88%) MCITP
7 4 (1.88%) MCP
7 4 (1.88%) NCDA
8 3 (1.41%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.94%) CISSP
9 2 (0.94%) OCP
9 2 (0.94%) Oracle Certification
9 2 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.47%) VCP5
10 1 (0.47%) RHCE
10 1 (0.47%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.23%) PCI DSS
2 4 (1.88%) QA
2 4 (1.88%) SLA
3 2 (0.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 17 (7.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (5.63%) NFS
2 12 (5.63%) Active Directory
3 6 (2.82%) Oracle RAC
3 6 (2.82%) vCloud
4 5 (2.35%) VMware Server
4 5 (2.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 4 (1.88%) vSphere
6 3 (1.41%) RACF
6 3 (1.41%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (0.94%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.94%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.47%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.47%) XenApp
8 1 (0.47%) Nmap
8 1 (0.47%) Squid
8 1 (0.47%) Xen
Systems Management
1 14 (6.57%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (4.69%) Puppet
3 8 (3.76%) Cacti
3 8 (3.76%) Nagios
4 5 (2.35%) Backup Exec
4 5 (2.35%) Data Guard
5 4 (1.88%) NetBackup
6 3 (1.41%) CA Endevor
7 2 (0.94%) Cobbler
7 2 (0.94%) Vagrant
7 2 (0.94%) SCOrch
7 2 (0.94%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (0.94%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.47%) MOM
8 1 (0.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.47%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (0.47%) Nessus
8 1 (0.47%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 61 (28.64%) Oracle
2 26 (12.21%) VMware
3 24 (11.27%) Red Hat
4 15 (7.04%) HP
5 11 (5.16%) NetApp
6 8 (3.76%) Sun
6 8 (3.76%) SAP
6 8 (3.76%) IBM
6 8 (3.76%) Percona
7 7 (3.29%) Microsoft
7 7 (3.29%) Cisco
7 7 (3.29%) Informatica
8 6 (2.82%) hybris
9 5 (2.35%) Citrix
9 5 (2.35%) Business Objects
9 5 (2.35%) webMethods
9 5 (2.35%) Symantec
9 5 (2.35%) Infoblox
10 4 (1.88%) 3PAR
10 4 (1.88%) FalconStor
Bristol
Huxley Associates
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
South West
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 15 hours ago
Wiltshire
Montash
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Dorset
Square One Resources
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
Dorset
Square One Resources
Rate: From £400 to £475 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Dorset
Square One Resources
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheltenham
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 16 days ago