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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 62 44 33
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -11
Contract jobs citing UNIX 89 105 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.80% 3.73% 5.30%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.81% 17.24% 23.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 66 75
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£410 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.33% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £300 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 7
Average hourly rate £38.50 £11.50 £42.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+234.78% -72.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.40 £11.50 £34.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.41 £11.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 £17.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+127.14% -36.36%
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
601 609 580
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 18.89% 21.61% 22.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 296 303
Average daily rate £355 £325 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.23% -10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £140 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £450 £464
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 83 70
Average hourly rate £17.00 £14.00 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.17 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.10 £29.10 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
- -4.32%

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 27 February 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
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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 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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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 -1 30 £458 +22.13% 16
Bristol -8 24 £425 +21.42% 26
Wiltshire -17 14 £333 -1.11% 7
Dorset -10 8 £240 -45.14% 4
Somerset -6 5 £445 +6.26% 1
Devon - 5 £450 - 5
Cornwall - - - -
UNIX
England

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 106 (47.75%) Linux
2 81 (36.49%) Windows
3 77 (34.68%) Security Cleared
4 69 (31.08%) SQL
5 67 (30.18%) Java
6 60 (27.03%) Oracle
7 51 (22.97%) Python
7 51 (22.97%) Agile Software Development
8 50 (22.52%) DV Cleared
9 49 (22.07%) PHP
10 43 (19.37%) Perl
11 39 (17.57%) VMware
11 39 (17.57%) Continuous Integration
12 35 (15.77%) Configuration Management
12 35 (15.77%) OO
13 34 (15.32%) Microsoft
13 34 (15.32%) Bash Shell
14 33 (14.86%) JavaScript
15 31 (13.96%) VMware Infrastructure
16 30 (13.51%) SC Cleared
16 30 (13.51%) Release Management
17 28 (12.61%) Migration
17 28 (12.61%) Subversion
18 27 (12.16%) Finance
19 26 (11.71%) Sun
20 25 (11.26%) Solaris
20 25 (11.26%) Red Hat
20 25 (11.26%) PL/SQL
20 25 (11.26%) Scrum
21 24 (10.81%) ITIL

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (9.91%) WebSphere
2 16 (7.21%) Apache
3 13 (5.86%) WebSphere Application Server
4 8 (3.60%) JBoss
4 8 (3.60%) SharePoint
4 8 (3.60%) SAS
5 6 (2.70%) CMS
5 6 (2.70%) MS Exchange
5 6 (2.70%) IIS
6 5 (2.25%) WebLogic
6 5 (2.25%) Eucalyptus
6 5 (2.25%) OpenStack
7 4 (1.80%) WebSphere Portal
7 4 (1.80%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.90%) GlassFish
8 2 (0.90%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.45%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.45%) Oracle Application Server
9 1 (0.45%) OpenROAD
9 1 (0.45%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 8 (3.60%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.80%) MS Office
3 2 (0.90%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.45%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 12 (5.41%) Oracle Applications
2 7 (3.15%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (2.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.90%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.90%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.45%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.35%) SaaS
2 3 (1.35%) PaaS
3 1 (0.45%) GitHub
3 1 (0.45%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (10.36%) DNS
2 17 (7.66%) Firewall
3 15 (6.76%) SAN
4 10 (4.50%) WAN
5 9 (4.05%) LAN
6 8 (3.60%) DHCP
7 7 (3.15%) LDAP
8 6 (2.70%) VPN
9 5 (2.25%) TCP/IP
9 5 (2.25%) Ethernet
9 5 (2.25%) IPsec
9 5 (2.25%) SS7
10 4 (1.80%) PuTTY
10 4 (1.80%) SSH
10 4 (1.80%) SIGTRAN
10 4 (1.80%) LTE
10 4 (1.80%) HTTPS
11 3 (1.35%) SSL
11 3 (1.35%) 3G
11 3 (1.35%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (9.46%) MySQL
2 19 (8.56%) DB2
3 18 (8.11%) Relational Database
4 17 (7.66%) Oracle Database
5 13 (5.86%) RDBMS
6 12 (5.41%) SQL Server
7 10 (4.50%) Oracle Database 11g
8 7 (3.15%) NoSQL
9 6 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (2.25%) Ingres
10 5 (2.25%) Oracle Reports
11 4 (1.80%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (1.80%) JasperReports
11 4 (1.80%) Redis
12 3 (1.35%) Big Data
12 3 (1.35%) Voldemort
12 3 (1.35%) HBase
12 3 (1.35%) Hadoop
12 3 (1.35%) CouchDB
12 3 (1.35%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 28 (12.61%) Subversion
2 23 (10.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 23 (10.36%) ClearCase
3 19 (8.56%) Ant
3 19 (8.56%) Maven
4 18 (8.11%) Git (software)
4 18 (8.11%) Apache Ivy
5 16 (7.21%) Jenkins
6 10 (4.50%) Oracle APEX
7 9 (4.05%) Cucumber
8 6 (2.70%) FitNesse
9 5 (2.25%) JIRA
10 4 (1.80%) LoadRunner
10 4 (1.80%) Hudson
10 4 (1.80%) Selenium
10 4 (1.80%) PHPUnit
11 3 (1.35%) TeamCity
11 3 (1.35%) Rational Functional Tester
11 3 (1.35%) JUnit
11 3 (1.35%) Oracle Forms
General
1 27 (12.16%) Finance
2 22 (9.91%) Telecoms
3 11 (4.95%) Banking
4 10 (4.50%) Retail
5 6 (2.70%) Manufacturing
5 6 (2.70%) Military
6 5 (2.25%) Electronics
6 5 (2.25%) Marketing
7 2 (0.90%) Automotive
8 1 (0.45%) Law
8 1 (0.45%) Legal
8 1 (0.45%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.45%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 75 (33.78%) Developer
2 35 (15.77%) Architect
3 29 (13.06%) Java Developer
4 28 (12.61%) Administrator
5 17 (7.66%) Analyst
5 17 (7.66%) Systems Administrator
6 15 (6.76%) Technical Architect
7 14 (6.31%) UNIX Administrator
8 13 (5.86%) Oracle Developer
8 13 (5.86%) Linux Administrator
9 12 (5.41%) Linux Engineer
9 12 (5.41%) UNIX Systems Administrator
10 11 (4.95%) PHP Developer
11 9 (4.05%) Consultant
11 9 (4.05%) Solutions Architect
12 8 (3.60%) Tester
12 8 (3.60%) Infrastructure Architect
12 8 (3.60%) DBA
12 8 (3.60%) DevOps Engineer
13 7 (3.15%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (6.76%) J2EE
1 15 (6.76%) XML
2 14 (6.31%) Web Services
3 12 (5.41%) HTML
4 11 (4.95%) CSS
4 11 (4.95%) RESTful
5 10 (4.50%) Symfony
5 10 (4.50%) WebSphere MQ
5 10 (4.50%) .NET
5 10 (4.50%) Laravel
6 9 (4.05%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 7 (3.15%) jQuery
8 6 (2.70%) Java EE
8 6 (2.70%) AngularJS
9 5 (2.25%) JSON
10 4 (1.80%) CGI
10 4 (1.80%) Memcached
10 4 (1.80%) JDBC
10 4 (1.80%) LAMP
10 4 (1.80%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (3.60%) Management Information System
3 7 (3.15%) Open Source
4 6 (2.70%) Mobile App
4 6 (2.70%) Replication
4 6 (2.70%) Clustering
5 5 (2.25%) Client/Server
5 5 (2.25%) N-Tier
5 5 (2.25%) DTV
6 3 (1.35%) Mainframe
6 3 (1.35%) Freedom of Information
6 3 (1.35%) Freedom of Information Act
7 2 (0.90%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.90%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (0.45%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.45%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.45%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.45%) PKI
8 1 (0.45%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 106 (47.75%) Linux
2 81 (36.49%) Windows
3 25 (11.26%) Solaris
4 22 (9.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (4.95%) AIX
6 10 (4.50%) zOS
7 9 (4.05%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (3.15%) VMS
9 5 (2.25%) CentOS
9 5 (2.25%) Windows 7
10 4 (1.80%) Debian
11 3 (1.35%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.90%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.45%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.45%) HPUX
13 1 (0.45%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.45%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (22.97%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (17.57%) Continuous Integration
3 35 (15.77%) OO
3 35 (15.77%) Configuration Management
4 30 (13.51%) Release Management
5 28 (12.61%) Migration
6 25 (11.26%) Scrum
7 24 (10.81%) ITIL
8 16 (7.21%) Service Management
9 15 (6.76%) Software Engineering
10 14 (6.31%) MVC
10 14 (6.31%) Business Intelligence
11 13 (5.86%) OOD
11 13 (5.86%) TOGAF
11 13 (5.86%) Test Automation
12 11 (4.95%) Unit Testing
12 11 (4.95%) TDD
12 11 (4.95%) User Stories
12 11 (4.95%) DevOps
13 10 (4.50%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 69 (31.08%) SQL
2 67 (30.18%) Java
3 51 (22.97%) Python
4 49 (22.07%) PHP
5 43 (19.37%) Perl
6 34 (15.32%) Bash Shell
7 33 (14.86%) JavaScript
8 25 (11.26%) PL/SQL
9 24 (10.81%) Ruby
10 20 (9.01%) Lua
11 17 (7.66%) C++
12 15 (6.76%) Shell Script
13 9 (4.05%) C
14 8 (3.60%) C#
15 6 (2.70%) Delphi
15 6 (2.70%) PHP5
15 6 (2.70%) Korn
16 2 (0.90%) Erlang
16 2 (0.90%) Jython
16 2 (0.90%) Ada
Qualifications
1 77 (34.68%) Security Cleared
2 50 (22.52%) DV Cleared
3 30 (13.51%) SC Cleared
4 15 (6.76%) Sun Certification
5 9 (4.05%) OCPJP
6 7 (3.15%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (3.15%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (3.15%) CCNA
7 6 (2.70%) CISSP
8 5 (2.25%) Degree
9 4 (1.80%) MCTS
9 4 (1.80%) ISEB
9 4 (1.80%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (1.35%) MCSE
10 3 (1.35%) ISTQB
10 3 (1.35%) VCP4
11 2 (0.90%) CISA
11 2 (0.90%) CISM
12 1 (0.45%) PMP
12 1 (0.45%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.25%) QA
2 2 (0.90%) PCI DSS
2 2 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.45%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.45%) SLA
3 1 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.45%) Basel II
3 1 (0.45%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 31 (13.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (10.36%) Active Directory
3 7 (3.15%) vSphere
4 6 (2.70%) Hyper-V
4 6 (2.70%) XenApp
5 4 (1.80%) XenServer
5 4 (1.80%) VMware Server
5 4 (1.80%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 4 (1.80%) NFS
6 3 (1.35%) Xen
7 2 (0.90%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (0.90%) Firmware
7 2 (0.90%) Postfix
8 1 (0.45%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.45%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.45%) NDS
8 1 (0.45%) Snort
8 1 (0.45%) Nmap
8 1 (0.45%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 16 (7.21%) Puppet
2 11 (4.95%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (2.70%) NetBackup
4 4 (1.80%) Tivoli
4 4 (1.80%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 4 (1.80%) yum
4 4 (1.80%) Ansible
4 4 (1.80%) Salt
5 3 (1.35%) Ganeti
5 3 (1.35%) Bcfg2
5 3 (1.35%) CA Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.90%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (0.90%) Nessus
6 2 (0.90%) NSN NetAct
6 2 (0.90%) SELinux
7 1 (0.45%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.45%) SCCM
7 1 (0.45%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.45%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 60 (27.03%) Oracle
2 39 (17.57%) VMware
3 34 (15.32%) Microsoft
4 26 (11.71%) Sun
5 25 (11.26%) Red Hat
6 21 (9.46%) IBM
7 14 (6.31%) SAP
8 12 (5.41%) Cisco
8 12 (5.41%) Citrix
9 8 (3.60%) Business Objects
10 7 (3.15%) EMC
11 6 (2.70%) Remedy
12 5 (2.25%) Wyse
12 5 (2.25%) NetApp
12 5 (2.25%) HP
13 4 (1.80%) Sybase
13 4 (1.80%) Symantec
13 4 (1.80%) New Relic
14 3 (1.35%) McAfee
14 3 (1.35%) Juniper
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