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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unix over the 3 months to 2 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
2 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix
Rank 45 57 69
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +12
Contract jobs citing Unix 123 96 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 4.08% 3.07% 2.61%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.25% 14.10% 12.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 64 33
Median daily rate £400 £400 £366
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £479 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Median hourly rate - £40.00 £36.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.84%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £39.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-29.11% +12.85%
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
639 681 637
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.22% 21.80% 21.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 360 395 355
Median daily rate £363 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £145 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £345 £309
% change year-on-year
+4.34% +11.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 86 87
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £29.80 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%

Unix
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing Unix as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 2 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix within the South West region over the 3 months to 2 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucestershire +4 60 £444 +4.41% 11
Bristol +31 37 £375 +1.35% 14
Dorset +8 19 £400 - 1
Wiltshire -21 4 £400 -1.23% 4
Somerset +1 1 - - 2
Unix
England

Unix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 2 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Unix also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for Unix.

1 116 (49.15%) Security Cleared
2 104 (44.07%) Java
3 93 (39.41%) Oracle
4 92 (38.98%) Linux
5 65 (27.54%) Python
5 65 (27.54%) SQL
6 56 (23.73%) DV Cleared
7 53 (22.46%) Windows
8 50 (21.19%) SC Cleared
9 45 (19.07%) Perl
10 44 (18.64%) Solaris
11 43 (18.22%) HTML
12 42 (17.80%) Agile Software Development
13 39 (16.53%) JavaScript
14 38 (16.10%) Ruby
15 33 (13.98%) SQL Server
16 32 (13.56%) J2EE
17 31 (13.14%) Shell Script
17 31 (13.14%) Subversion
18 30 (12.71%) Configuration Management
18 30 (12.71%) Red Hat
19 29 (12.29%) WebSphere
19 29 (12.29%) Puppet
19 29 (12.29%) Relational Database
20 27 (11.44%) Git (software)
20 27 (11.44%) NetApp
20 27 (11.44%) JBoss
20 27 (11.44%) CSS
21 26 (11.02%) PL/SQL
21 26 (11.02%) Migration

Unix
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 29 (12.29%) WebSphere
2 27 (11.44%) JBoss
3 17 (7.20%) WebLogic
4 14 (5.93%) GlassFish
5 12 (5.08%) Elasticsearch
6 9 (3.81%) IIS
6 9 (3.81%) Tomcat
7 6 (2.54%) MQSeries
8 4 (1.69%) Confluence
9 3 (1.27%) Apache
9 3 (1.27%) Mule
9 3 (1.27%) Mule ESB
9 3 (1.27%) SAS
10 2 (0.85%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.42%) CMS
11 1 (0.42%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.42%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 6 (2.54%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.69%) MS Office
3 3 (1.27%) Acrobat
3 3 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.42%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (5.51%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (3.39%) Oracle Payroll
3 4 (1.69%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (1.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (1.27%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.85%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 12 (5.08%) GitHub
2 2 (0.85%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 24 (10.17%) Firewall
2 19 (8.05%) HTTP
3 16 (6.78%) TCP/IP
4 15 (6.36%) Network Security
5 12 (5.08%) SAN
6 9 (3.81%) DHCP
6 9 (3.81%) DNS
6 9 (3.81%) LDAP
7 8 (3.39%) VPN
8 6 (2.54%) FTP
8 6 (2.54%) HTTPS
8 6 (2.54%) IPsec
8 6 (2.54%) NAS
9 5 (2.12%) BIG-IP
9 5 (2.12%) tcpdump
9 5 (2.12%) Wireshark
10 2 (0.85%) Internet
10 2 (0.85%) IPv6
10 2 (0.85%) SSL
10 2 (0.85%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (13.98%) SQL Server
2 29 (12.29%) Relational Database
3 13 (5.51%) NoSQL
3 13 (5.51%) Oracle Database
4 12 (5.08%) Hadoop
4 12 (5.08%) MongoDB
4 12 (5.08%) PostgreSQL
5 11 (4.66%) Ingres
5 11 (4.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (4.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (2.12%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (2.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (1.69%) DB2
7 4 (1.69%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (1.27%) MySQL
9 2 (0.85%) Big Data
9 2 (0.85%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.85%) Oracle Database 12c
10 1 (0.42%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 31 (13.14%) Subversion
2 27 (11.44%) Git (software)
3 21 (8.90%) Jenkins
4 17 (7.20%) Eclipse
5 15 (6.36%) ClearCase
5 15 (6.36%) JUnit
6 14 (5.93%) Eclipse RCP
7 13 (5.51%) JIRA
8 12 (5.08%) Capybara
8 12 (5.08%) Cucumber
8 12 (5.08%) git-flow
8 12 (5.08%) RSpec
9 9 (3.81%) Maven
10 8 (3.39%) Hudson
10 8 (3.39%) Vagrant
11 7 (2.97%) Ant
11 7 (2.97%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 6 (2.54%) Apache Ivy
12 6 (2.54%) Oracle APEX
13 3 (1.27%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 22 (9.32%) Finance
2 10 (4.24%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.54%) Banking
4 5 (2.12%) Games
4 5 (2.12%) Manufacturing
4 5 (2.12%) Retail
5 4 (1.69%) Electronics
5 4 (1.69%) Marketing
6 1 (0.42%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.42%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 98 (41.53%) Developer
2 38 (16.10%) Java Developer
3 22 (9.32%) Administrator
4 20 (8.47%) Analyst
5 16 (6.78%) DBA
6 14 (5.93%) Consultant
6 14 (5.93%) Systems Administrator
7 13 (5.51%) Ruby on Rails Developer
8 12 (5.08%) Linux Engineer
8 12 (5.08%) Unix Engineer
9 11 (4.66%) DV Cleared Java Developer
9 11 (4.66%) Operations Engineer
10 10 (4.24%) Ruby Developer
10 10 (4.24%) SQL DBA
10 10 (4.24%) Unix Systems Administrator
11 9 (3.81%) Project Manager
11 9 (3.81%) Unix Administrator
12 8 (3.39%) Oracle Developer
13 7 (2.97%) DevOps Engineer
13 7 (2.97%) Oracle Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (18.22%) HTML
2 32 (13.56%) J2EE
3 27 (11.44%) CSS
4 24 (10.17%) SOAP
5 22 (9.32%) Ruby on Rails
6 21 (8.90%) Middleware
7 20 (8.47%) Web Services
8 17 (7.20%) REST
9 15 (6.36%) EJB
9 15 (6.36%) XML
10 14 (5.93%) Swing
10 14 (5.93%) SWT
11 12 (5.08%) Dropwizard
11 12 (5.08%) Sass
12 11 (4.66%) jQuery
13 10 (4.24%) JSON
14 9 (3.81%) Hibernate
14 9 (3.81%) Spring
15 8 (3.39%) XSL
16 6 (2.54%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 18 (7.63%) Visualisation
2 14 (5.93%) Clustering
3 12 (5.08%) Management Information System
4 10 (4.24%) Mobile App
5 8 (3.39%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (2.97%) Freedom of Information
6 7 (2.97%) Freedom of Information Act
7 6 (2.54%) Data Centre
7 6 (2.54%) iPad
8 5 (2.12%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (2.12%) NHS
9 4 (1.69%) Mainframe
10 3 (1.27%) Cryptography
10 3 (1.27%) Derivative
10 3 (1.27%) User Experience
11 2 (0.85%) PKI
12 1 (0.42%) Computer Science
12 1 (0.42%) Data Protection Act
12 1 (0.42%) Ergonomics
12 1 (0.42%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 92 (38.98%) Linux
2 53 (22.46%) Windows
3 44 (18.64%) Solaris
4 13 (5.51%) Mac OS X
5 6 (2.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (2.12%) Windows Server
7 4 (1.69%) Oracle Linux
8 3 (1.27%) AIX
8 3 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (1.27%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.85%) NetWare
9 2 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.42%) Android
10 1 (0.42%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.42%) HPUX
10 1 (0.42%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (17.80%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (12.71%) Configuration Management
3 26 (11.02%) Migration
4 25 (10.59%) DevOps
5 24 (10.17%) Web Development
6 20 (8.47%) Data Migration
6 20 (8.47%) ITIL
7 19 (8.05%) Enterprise Architecture
8 17 (7.20%) Unit Testing
9 16 (6.78%) ETL
10 15 (6.36%) OO
11 13 (5.51%) Continuous Integration
11 13 (5.51%) Integration Testing
11 13 (5.51%) Open Source
11 13 (5.51%) Responsive Web Design
11 13 (5.51%) UML
11 13 (5.51%) Web Design
12 11 (4.66%) Project Management
12 11 (4.66%) SQL Optimisation
12 11 (4.66%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 104 (44.07%) Java
2 65 (27.54%) Python
2 65 (27.54%) SQL
3 45 (19.07%) Perl
4 39 (16.53%) JavaScript
5 38 (16.10%) Ruby
6 31 (13.14%) Shell Script
7 26 (11.02%) PL/SQL
8 19 (8.05%) C++
9 18 (7.63%) C
10 17 (7.20%) Bash Shell
11 14 (5.93%) PowerShell
12 13 (5.51%) Scala
13 10 (4.24%) C#
14 7 (2.97%) Delphi
14 7 (2.97%) Lua
14 7 (2.97%) PHP
14 7 (2.97%) PL/1
15 3 (1.27%) Ada
16 2 (0.85%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 116 (49.15%) Security Cleared
2 56 (23.73%) DV Cleared
3 50 (21.19%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.12%) ISEB
4 5 (2.12%) Sun Certification
5 4 (1.69%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (1.69%) CISSP
5 4 (1.69%) Degree
6 3 (1.27%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.85%) CREST Certified
7 2 (0.85%) GCIA
7 2 (0.85%) GCIH
7 2 (0.85%) HND
7 2 (0.85%) RHCE
7 2 (0.85%) SANS
8 1 (0.42%) CESG Certified Professional
8 1 (0.42%) CISM
8 1 (0.42%) CLAS
8 1 (0.42%) MCSA
8 1 (0.42%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.24%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (2.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.69%) QA
4 3 (1.27%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.85%) COBIT
5 2 (0.85%) SLA
5 2 (0.85%) SSAE 16
6 1 (0.42%) Basel II
6 1 (0.42%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.42%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 18 (7.63%) Virtual Machines
2 9 (3.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.54%) Samba
4 5 (2.12%) Active Directory
4 5 (2.12%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (1.27%) Snort
5 3 (1.27%) vSphere
6 1 (0.42%) Docker
6 1 (0.42%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.42%) Oracle Clusterware
6 1 (0.42%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 29 (12.29%) Puppet
2 24 (10.17%) Oracle RMAN
3 19 (8.05%) NetBackup
4 18 (7.63%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (5.08%) Nagios
6 11 (4.66%) Failover Clustering
6 11 (4.66%) SCCM
7 5 (2.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 4 (1.69%) Data Guard
9 3 (1.27%) Ansible
9 3 (1.27%) Control-M
9 3 (1.27%) RSA enVision
10 2 (0.85%) Nessus
10 2 (0.85%) Nmap
10 2 (0.85%) Oracle ZFS
10 2 (0.85%) yum
11 1 (0.42%) Mesos
11 1 (0.42%) Unicenter
11 1 (0.42%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 93 (39.41%) Oracle
2 30 (12.71%) Red Hat
3 27 (11.44%) NetApp
4 24 (10.17%) Veritas
5 20 (8.47%) Symantec
6 19 (8.05%) webMethods
7 17 (7.20%) Sybase
7 17 (7.20%) VMware
8 12 (5.08%) F5
9 8 (3.39%) Microsoft
10 6 (2.54%) Sun
11 5 (2.12%) CheckPoint
11 5 (2.12%) SAP
12 4 (1.69%) Endeca
12 4 (1.69%) HP
12 4 (1.69%) LogRhythm
12 4 (1.69%) Splunk
13 3 (1.27%) ArcSight
14 2 (0.85%) Google
14 2 (0.85%) Qualys
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