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 August 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 58 61 28
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -33
Contract jobs citing UNIX 94 49 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.96% 2.20% 5.26%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.72% 11.75% 26.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 24 108
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£400 £311 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.51% -11.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £250 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £436 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 4
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +18.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +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
685 417 630
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.59% 18.68% 20.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 390 204 299
Average daily rate £338 £318 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.29% -2.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £130 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 79 97
Average hourly rate £16.72 £15.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.87% -26.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £12.50 £11.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £35.00 £42.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.68% -8.57%

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 August 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 22 August 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 22 £400 +33.33% 9
Dorset +6 21 £438 +6.06% 4
Gloucestershire -15 21 £360 - 6
Bristol -1 20 £425 +44.68% 15
Somerset -15 8 £325 +26.82% 23
Cornwall - - - -
UNIX
England

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 106 (53.81%) Linux
2 66 (33.50%) Windows
3 54 (27.41%) Security Cleared
4 53 (26.90%) SQL
5 43 (21.83%) Java
6 41 (20.81%) Oracle
7 39 (19.80%) Finance
7 39 (19.80%) SC Cleared
8 29 (14.72%) Solaris
9 28 (14.21%) Python
9 28 (14.21%) Shell Script
9 28 (14.21%) Spring
10 26 (13.20%) Subversion
10 26 (13.20%) Configuration Management
11 24 (12.18%) jQuery
12 23 (11.68%) CSS
12 23 (11.68%) PHP
13 22 (11.17%) Perl
13 22 (11.17%) MySQL
14 21 (10.66%) JavaScript
14 21 (10.66%) PL/SQL
14 21 (10.66%) XML
14 21 (10.66%) Telecoms
14 21 (10.66%) VMware
15 20 (10.15%) Apache
15 20 (10.15%) SAN
16 19 (9.64%) OO
16 19 (9.64%) Web Services
16 19 (9.64%) Agile Software Development
16 19 (9.64%) Maven

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 20 (10.15%) Apache
2 12 (6.09%) Tomcat
3 10 (5.08%) nginx
4 9 (4.57%) SAS
5 7 (3.55%) Confluence
6 5 (2.54%) WebLogic
7 4 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (2.03%) MS Exchange
8 3 (1.52%) CICS
8 3 (1.52%) WebSphere
9 2 (1.02%) GlassFish
9 2 (1.02%) SharePoint
9 2 (1.02%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.51%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.51%) IIS
10 1 (0.51%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.51%) Node.js
10 1 (0.51%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 6 (3.05%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.02%) MS Office
3 1 (0.51%) Windchill
3 1 (0.51%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.51%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 5 (2.54%) BASE24
1 5 (2.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.52%) assyst
3 1 (0.51%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.58%) Amazon EC2
1 11 (5.58%) Amazon S3
1 11 (5.58%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.51%) GitHub
3 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 20 (10.15%) SAN
2 15 (7.61%) DNS
2 15 (7.61%) Firewall
3 13 (6.60%) TCP/IP
4 12 (6.09%) Internet
5 9 (4.57%) DHCP
5 9 (4.57%) LDAP
6 7 (3.55%) LAN
6 7 (3.55%) WAN
7 5 (2.54%) ATM
7 5 (2.54%) SSH
8 4 (2.03%) Multicast
8 4 (2.03%) Wireshark
8 4 (2.03%) HTTPS
8 4 (2.03%) HTTP
9 3 (1.52%) NAS
10 2 (1.02%) Network Security
10 2 (1.02%) GSM
10 2 (1.02%) UMTS
11 1 (0.51%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (11.17%) MySQL
2 16 (8.12%) Oracle Database
3 15 (7.61%) Relational Database
4 13 (6.60%) SQL Server
5 9 (4.57%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (4.06%) RDBMS
7 7 (3.55%) DB2
8 6 (3.05%) Big Data
9 5 (2.54%) Oracle ODI
10 4 (2.03%) Oracle BI EE
11 3 (1.52%) Oracle OWB
11 3 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (1.52%) Ingres
11 3 (1.52%) PowerCenter
11 3 (1.52%) Oracle Database 10g
11 3 (1.52%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (1.52%) Hadoop
12 2 (1.02%) Data Mart
12 2 (1.02%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (1.02%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 26 (13.20%) Subversion
2 19 (9.64%) Maven
3 13 (6.60%) Ant
4 12 (6.09%) Selenium
4 12 (6.09%) JUnit
5 11 (5.58%) Eclipse
6 9 (4.57%) WebDriver
7 8 (4.06%) Jenkins
7 8 (4.06%) JIRA
8 7 (3.55%) ClearCase
9 5 (2.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 4 (2.03%) Apache Ivy
11 3 (1.52%) JMeter
11 3 (1.52%) LoadRunner
12 2 (1.02%) Git (software)
12 2 (1.02%) Valgrind
13 1 (0.51%) ERwin
13 1 (0.51%) Oracle APEX
13 1 (0.51%) FitNesse
13 1 (0.51%) Rational DOORS
General
1 39 (19.80%) Finance
2 21 (10.66%) Telecoms
3 8 (4.06%) Banking
4 7 (3.55%) Retail
5 5 (2.54%) Electronics
5 5 (2.54%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.54%) Marketing
6 2 (1.02%) Multimedia
6 2 (1.02%) Billing
6 2 (1.02%) Front Office
7 1 (0.51%) Military
7 1 (0.51%) Publishing
7 1 (0.51%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.51%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 69 (35.03%) Developer
2 20 (10.15%) Consultant
3 19 (9.64%) Administrator
3 19 (9.64%) Java Developer
4 11 (5.58%) Architect
5 10 (5.08%) Analyst
5 10 (5.08%) Support Engineer
6 9 (4.57%) Systems Administrator
6 9 (4.57%) UNIX Administrator
7 8 (4.06%) Linux Administrator
7 8 (4.06%) UNIX Systems Administrator
7 8 (4.06%) Lead Developer
8 7 (3.55%) Software Engineer
8 7 (3.55%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 6 (3.05%) Wintel Consultant
9 6 (3.05%) Wintel Support
9 6 (3.05%) Senior Java Developer
9 6 (3.05%) Tester
9 6 (3.05%) Support Consultant
9 6 (3.05%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (14.21%) Spring
2 24 (12.18%) jQuery
3 23 (11.68%) CSS
4 21 (10.66%) XML
5 19 (9.64%) Web Services
6 18 (9.14%) HTML
7 16 (8.12%) J2EE
8 13 (6.60%) Hibernate
9 12 (6.09%) LAMP
10 10 (5.08%) CSS3
10 10 (5.08%) JSF
11 9 (4.57%) JSP
12 8 (4.06%) JAX-WS
12 8 (4.06%) Ajax
12 8 (4.06%) .NET
12 8 (4.06%) XML Schema
13 7 (3.55%) Spring MVC
14 6 (3.05%) XSD
14 6 (3.05%) SOAP
15 5 (2.54%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.58%) Open Source
2 8 (4.06%) Clustering
3 5 (2.54%) DTV
3 5 (2.54%) EFT
3 5 (2.54%) Tandem
4 3 (1.52%) Mainframe
4 3 (1.52%) Firmware
5 2 (1.02%) CMDB
5 2 (1.02%) N-Tier
5 2 (1.02%) Streaming Video
6 1 (0.51%) Replication
6 1 (0.51%) AS400
6 1 (0.51%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.51%) CESG
6 1 (0.51%) Statistics
6 1 (0.51%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (0.51%) SWIFT
6 1 (0.51%) CUDA
6 1 (0.51%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.51%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 106 (53.81%) Linux
2 66 (33.50%) Windows
3 29 (14.72%) Solaris
4 11 (5.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (5.08%) CentOS
6 9 (4.57%) HPUX
6 9 (4.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (2.54%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (1.52%) VMS
9 2 (1.02%) MVS
9 2 (1.02%) VxWorks
10 1 (0.51%) SUSE
10 1 (0.51%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.51%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (13.20%) Configuration Management
2 19 (9.64%) OO
2 19 (9.64%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (7.61%) Software Engineering
3 15 (7.61%) Business Intelligence
4 14 (7.11%) Project Management
4 14 (7.11%) Scrum
5 12 (6.09%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (6.09%) Validation
6 11 (5.58%) Migration
6 11 (5.58%) Load Balancing
6 11 (5.58%) Kanban
7 10 (5.08%) DevOps
8 9 (4.57%) Unit Testing
9 8 (4.06%) TDD
9 8 (4.06%) ITIL
9 8 (4.06%) Data Modelling
9 8 (4.06%) MVC
10 7 (3.55%) Integration Testing
11 6 (3.05%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 53 (26.90%) SQL
2 43 (21.83%) Java
3 28 (14.21%) Python
3 28 (14.21%) Shell Script
4 23 (11.68%) PHP
5 22 (11.17%) Perl
6 21 (10.66%) JavaScript
6 21 (10.66%) PL/SQL
7 19 (9.64%) Ruby
8 17 (8.63%) C++
9 13 (6.60%) C
10 9 (4.57%) Korn
11 7 (3.55%) Bash Shell
11 7 (3.55%) PowerShell
12 6 (3.05%) Bourne shell
13 5 (2.54%) Lua
14 4 (2.03%) VBScript
15 3 (1.52%) JCL
15 3 (1.52%) REXX
15 3 (1.52%) C#
Qualifications
1 54 (27.41%) Security Cleared
2 39 (19.80%) SC Cleared
3 12 (6.09%) DV Cleared
4 6 (3.05%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (2.54%) MCSE
5 5 (2.54%) Degree
6 4 (2.03%) MCITP
6 4 (2.03%) MCP
6 4 (2.03%) ISEB
7 3 (1.52%) ISTQB
8 2 (1.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (1.02%) CISSP
9 1 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.51%) RHCE
9 1 (0.51%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.51%) MCTS
9 1 (0.51%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.57%) PCI DSS
2 5 (2.54%) SLA
3 2 (1.02%) QA
System Software
1 16 (8.12%) Active Directory
2 15 (7.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.54%) VMware Server
3 5 (2.54%) vCloud
4 4 (2.03%) NFS
5 3 (1.52%) RACF
5 3 (1.52%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (1.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 3 (1.52%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (1.02%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.02%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.02%) vSphere
6 2 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.02%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.51%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.51%) Nmap
7 1 (0.51%) Squid
7 1 (0.51%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 15 (7.61%) Opscode Chef
2 13 (6.60%) Puppet
3 10 (5.08%) Cacti
3 10 (5.08%) Nagios
4 3 (1.52%) Backup Exec
4 3 (1.52%) CA Endevor
4 3 (1.52%) Data Guard
5 2 (1.02%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (1.02%) Vagrant
5 2 (1.02%) SCOrch
5 2 (1.02%) Cobbler
5 2 (1.02%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (1.02%) BMC PATROL
5 2 (1.02%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.51%) MOM
6 1 (0.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.51%) Nessus
Vendors
1 41 (20.81%) Oracle
2 21 (10.66%) VMware
3 18 (9.14%) Red Hat
4 15 (7.61%) HP
5 10 (5.08%) Percona
6 9 (4.57%) IBM
7 8 (4.06%) SAP
7 8 (4.06%) Cisco
8 7 (3.55%) Informatica
8 7 (3.55%) Infoblox
9 6 (3.05%) hybris
9 6 (3.05%) Citrix
9 6 (3.05%) Microsoft
10 5 (2.54%) webMethods
10 5 (2.54%) Symantec
11 4 (2.03%) FalconStor
12 3 (1.52%) JBoss
12 3 (1.52%) Business Objects
12 3 (1.52%) Netezza
12 3 (1.52%) Greenplum
South West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 13 hours ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Rate: £150 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 15 hours ago
Plymouth, Devon
Swan It Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
Dorset
Square One Resources
Rate: From £400 to £475 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South West England
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 10 days ago
Cheltenham
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Bristol
Huxley Associates
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago