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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 53 51 33
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -18
Contract jobs citing UNIX 96 82 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.05% 3.29% 5.23%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.70% 15.95% 21.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 46 81
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£448 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.33% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £296 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £518 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 7
Average hourly rate £39.72 £20.00 £42.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+98.60% -52.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.94 £14.90 £34.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £29.00 £106.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £21.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+72.61% -23.63%
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
653 514 609
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 20.78% 20.64% 24.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 365 246 320
Average daily rate £350 £275 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £126 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.65% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 75 85
Average hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.40 £11.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.90 £31.90 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -13.04%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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 +6 37 £478 +59.33% 13
Bristol -8 18 £425 +17.24% 19
Wiltshire -18 14 £363 -3.97% 8
Devon +4 9 £480 -
Dorset -1 9 £240 -40.74% 2
Somerset -2 3 £238 -44.11% 8
Cornwall - - - -
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England

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

1 111 (47.84%) Linux
2 81 (34.91%) SQL
3 79 (34.05%) Windows
4 75 (32.33%) Security Cleared
5 71 (30.60%) Java
6 64 (27.59%) Oracle
7 60 (25.86%) Agile Software Development
8 49 (21.12%) PHP
9 46 (19.83%) Python
10 45 (19.40%) DV Cleared
11 42 (18.10%) Perl
12 39 (16.81%) Microsoft
13 38 (16.38%) VMware
14 37 (15.95%) OO
14 37 (15.95%) Continuous Integration
15 35 (15.09%) Finance
16 32 (13.79%) Configuration Management
16 32 (13.79%) JavaScript
16 32 (13.79%) SC Cleared
16 32 (13.79%) Bash Shell
17 30 (12.93%) IBM
17 30 (12.93%) Migration
18 29 (12.50%) DB2
18 29 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
18 29 (12.50%) Release Management
19 28 (12.07%) Sun
20 27 (11.64%) Solaris
21 26 (11.21%) Active Directory
22 25 (10.78%) ITIL
22 25 (10.78%) PL/SQL

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 19 (8.19%) Apache
1 19 (8.19%) WebSphere
2 13 (5.60%) SAS
3 11 (4.74%) WebSphere Application Server
4 9 (3.88%) SharePoint
5 6 (2.59%) MS Exchange
5 6 (2.59%) IIS
5 6 (2.59%) CMS
6 5 (2.16%) JBoss
6 5 (2.16%) OpenStack
6 5 (2.16%) SharePoint 2010
6 5 (2.16%) Eucalyptus
7 4 (1.72%) WebSphere Portal
8 3 (1.29%) WebLogic
8 3 (1.29%) nginx
9 1 (0.43%) OpenROAD
9 1 (0.43%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.43%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.43%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.43%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 9 (3.88%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.72%) MS Office
3 3 (1.29%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.43%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 12 (5.17%) Oracle Applications
2 6 (2.59%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (2.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.86%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.86%) BASE24
5 1 (0.43%) Misys Midas
5 1 (0.43%) Summit
5 1 (0.43%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.29%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.29%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (1.29%) Amazon S3
3 2 (0.86%) SaaS
3 2 (0.86%) PaaS
4 1 (0.43%) GitHub
4 1 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 24 (10.34%) DNS
2 16 (6.90%) Firewall
3 15 (6.47%) SAN
4 8 (3.45%) SSH
4 8 (3.45%) LAN
4 8 (3.45%) WAN
4 8 (3.45%) DHCP
5 7 (3.02%) VPN
5 7 (3.02%) HTTPS
6 6 (2.59%) LDAP
7 5 (2.16%) IPsec
7 5 (2.16%) TCP/IP
7 5 (2.16%) Ethernet
7 5 (2.16%) PuTTY
8 4 (1.72%) LTE
8 4 (1.72%) NAS
9 3 (1.29%) 3G
9 3 (1.29%) MPLS
9 3 (1.29%) SS7
9 3 (1.29%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (12.50%) DB2
2 24 (10.34%) Relational Database
3 20 (8.62%) MySQL
4 18 (7.76%) RDBMS
5 14 (6.03%) Oracle Database
6 9 (3.88%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (3.45%) Ingres
8 7 (3.02%) Oracle Database 11g
8 7 (3.02%) NoSQL
9 6 (2.59%) Big Data
9 6 (2.59%) SQL Server
9 6 (2.59%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (2.16%) JasperReports
11 4 (1.72%) Hadoop
11 4 (1.72%) Redis
12 3 (1.29%) Voldemort
12 3 (1.29%) Oracle ODI
12 3 (1.29%) MongoDB
12 3 (1.29%) Apache Cassandra
12 3 (1.29%) HBase
Development Applications
1 22 (9.48%) Subversion
1 22 (9.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 22 (9.48%) ClearCase
2 17 (7.33%) Ant
2 17 (7.33%) Maven
2 17 (7.33%) Apache Ivy
3 16 (6.90%) Jenkins
4 14 (6.03%) Git (software)
5 13 (5.60%) Cucumber
6 10 (4.31%) Oracle APEX
7 8 (3.45%) FitNesse
8 5 (2.16%) JIRA
8 5 (2.16%) Selenium
8 5 (2.16%) PHPUnit
9 4 (1.72%) LoadRunner
10 3 (1.29%) TeamCity
10 3 (1.29%) Rational Functional Tester
10 3 (1.29%) Metasploit
11 2 (0.86%) WebDriver
11 2 (0.86%) JMeter
General
1 35 (15.09%) Finance
2 23 (9.91%) Telecoms
3 16 (6.90%) Banking
3 16 (6.90%) Retail
4 7 (3.02%) Military
5 6 (2.59%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.16%) Electronics
6 5 (2.16%) Marketing
7 2 (0.86%) Automotive
8 1 (0.43%) Law
8 1 (0.43%) Legal
8 1 (0.43%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.43%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 81 (34.91%) Developer
2 44 (18.97%) Architect
3 27 (11.64%) Java Developer
4 25 (10.78%) Administrator
5 19 (8.19%) Technical Architect
6 18 (7.76%) Analyst
7 16 (6.90%) UNIX Administrator
8 14 (6.03%) Systems Administrator
9 13 (5.60%) UNIX Systems Administrator
10 12 (5.17%) Tester
11 11 (4.74%) Oracle Developer
12 10 (4.31%) PHP Developer
12 10 (4.31%) Solutions Architect
13 8 (3.45%) Senior Java Developer
13 8 (3.45%) Linux Administrator
13 8 (3.45%) Senior Developer
14 7 (3.02%) Consultant
14 7 (3.02%) DBA
14 7 (3.02%) Project Manager
14 7 (3.02%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (8.62%) Web Services
2 14 (6.03%) RESTful
3 12 (5.17%) Laravel
3 12 (5.17%) HTML
4 11 (4.74%) .NET
4 11 (4.74%) J2EE
4 11 (4.74%) XML
4 11 (4.74%) CSS
5 10 (4.31%) Symfony
5 10 (4.31%) WebSphere MQ
6 9 (3.88%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 9 (3.88%) jQuery
7 7 (3.02%) LAMP
8 6 (2.59%) AngularJS
8 6 (2.59%) JDBC
8 6 (2.59%) Hibernate
9 5 (2.16%) CGI
9 5 (2.16%) Java EE
9 5 (2.16%) JSON
9 5 (2.16%) DAO
Miscellaneous
1 15 (6.47%) Open Source
2 9 (3.88%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (3.88%) Clustering
3 8 (3.45%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.59%) Mobile App
4 6 (2.59%) N-Tier
4 6 (2.59%) Mainframe
5 5 (2.16%) DTV
5 5 (2.16%) Replication
5 5 (2.16%) Client/Server
6 4 (1.72%) IBM Mainframe
7 3 (1.29%) Freedom of Information Act
7 3 (1.29%) Freedom of Information
8 2 (0.86%) Reference Data
8 2 (0.86%) Tandem
8 2 (0.86%) EFT
9 1 (0.43%) AS400
9 1 (0.43%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.43%) PKI
9 1 (0.43%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 111 (47.84%) Linux
2 79 (34.05%) Windows
3 27 (11.64%) Solaris
4 21 (9.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (6.47%) zOS
6 10 (4.31%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (3.88%) AIX
8 7 (3.02%) VMS
9 5 (2.16%) Windows 7
9 5 (2.16%) CentOS
10 2 (0.86%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.43%) Debian
11 1 (0.43%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.43%) HPUX
11 1 (0.43%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.43%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.43%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (25.86%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (15.95%) OO
2 37 (15.95%) Continuous Integration
3 32 (13.79%) Configuration Management
4 30 (12.93%) Migration
5 29 (12.50%) Release Management
6 25 (10.78%) ITIL
6 25 (10.78%) Scrum
7 19 (8.19%) TOGAF
8 18 (7.76%) Software Engineering
9 17 (7.33%) Business Intelligence
9 17 (7.33%) Service Management
10 16 (6.90%) Project Management
11 15 (6.47%) MVC
11 15 (6.47%) Test Automation
12 14 (6.03%) Enterprise Architecture
13 13 (5.60%) Unit Testing
14 12 (5.17%) OOD
14 12 (5.17%) Stakeholder Management
15 11 (4.74%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 81 (34.91%) SQL
2 71 (30.60%) Java
3 49 (21.12%) PHP
4 46 (19.83%) Python
5 42 (18.10%) Perl
6 32 (13.79%) JavaScript
6 32 (13.79%) Bash Shell
7 25 (10.78%) PL/SQL
8 23 (9.91%) Ruby
9 19 (8.19%) C++
9 19 (8.19%) Lua
10 15 (6.47%) Shell Script
11 13 (5.60%) C#
12 11 (4.74%) Korn
13 10 (4.31%) Delphi
13 10 (4.31%) C
14 7 (3.02%) PHP5
15 2 (0.86%) Erlang
15 2 (0.86%) Embedded C
15 2 (0.86%) Jython
Qualifications
1 75 (32.33%) Security Cleared
2 45 (19.40%) DV Cleared
3 32 (13.79%) SC Cleared
4 13 (5.60%) Sun Certification
5 8 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (3.02%) OCPJP
7 5 (2.16%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (2.16%) CCNA
7 5 (2.16%) MCTS
8 4 (1.72%) ISEB
8 4 (1.72%) CISSP
8 4 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (1.29%) MCSE
9 3 (1.29%) ISTQB
9 3 (1.29%) Degree
10 2 (0.86%) CISA
10 2 (0.86%) CISM
11 1 (0.43%) PMP
11 1 (0.43%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.43%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.16%) QA
2 3 (1.29%) SLA
3 2 (0.86%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.43%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.43%) Basel II
4 1 (0.43%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 29 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (11.21%) Active Directory
3 8 (3.45%) NFS
4 7 (3.02%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 6 (2.59%) XenApp
5 6 (2.59%) Hyper-V
5 6 (2.59%) vSphere
6 3 (1.29%) VMware Server
7 2 (0.86%) Postfix
7 2 (0.86%) Nmap
8 1 (0.43%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.43%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.43%) Firmware
8 1 (0.43%) NDS
8 1 (0.43%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.43%) Snort
8 1 (0.43%) XenServer
8 1 (0.43%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (6.03%) Puppet
2 11 (4.74%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (2.16%) NetBackup
4 4 (1.72%) yum
4 4 (1.72%) Tivoli
4 4 (1.72%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 3 (1.29%) Nagios
5 3 (1.29%) Nessus
5 3 (1.29%) Cacti
6 2 (0.86%) SELinux
6 2 (0.86%) NSN NetAct
6 2 (0.86%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.43%) CA SiteMinder
7 1 (0.43%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.43%) SCCM
7 1 (0.43%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.43%) Salt
7 1 (0.43%) Ansible
Vendors
1 64 (27.59%) Oracle
2 39 (16.81%) Microsoft
3 38 (16.38%) VMware
4 30 (12.93%) IBM
5 28 (12.07%) Sun
6 22 (9.48%) Red Hat
7 19 (8.19%) SAP
8 11 (4.74%) Cisco
9 10 (4.31%) Citrix
10 8 (3.45%) Business Objects
11 7 (3.02%) Remedy
11 7 (3.02%) HP
12 6 (2.59%) EMC
13 5 (2.16%) Wyse
13 5 (2.16%) NetApp
14 4 (1.72%) New Relic
14 4 (1.72%) Juniper
15 3 (1.29%) Symantec
15 3 (1.29%) CheckPoint
15 3 (1.29%) Nokia
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