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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix
Rank 53 60 51
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -9
Contract jobs citing Unix 96 92 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.24% 2.90% 3.57%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.05% 13.88% 17.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 63 58
Average daily rate £363 £450 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.44% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £292 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £514 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Average hourly rate £27.50 £44.44 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.11% +122.20%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £39.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-12.65% +113.51%
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
638 663 537
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.52% 20.91% 20.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 396 364 266
Average daily rate £345 £355 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.81% +18.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £150 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £310
% change year-on-year
+5.10% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 85 71
Average hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £39.00 £28.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.18
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.40%

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 14 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix within the South West region over the 3 months to 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Bristol +18 35 £350 -22.22% 12
Gloucestershire -2 25 £450 -2.70% 9
Devon +5 17 £375 -21.87%
Wiltshire +2 17 £338 -0.73% 12
Somerset 0 2 £418 -6.17% 2
Unix
England

Unix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

1 107 (50.00%) Linux
2 89 (41.59%) Java
3 83 (38.79%) Security Cleared
4 77 (35.98%) SQL
5 61 (28.50%) Windows
6 54 (25.23%) Oracle
7 52 (24.30%) Agile Software Development
8 51 (23.83%) Relational Database
9 42 (19.63%) DV Cleared
10 40 (18.69%) ETL
10 40 (18.69%) Business Intelligence
11 39 (18.22%) HTML
11 39 (18.22%) JavaScript
11 39 (18.22%) Data Warehouse
11 39 (18.22%) Subversion
12 38 (17.76%) Shell Script
12 38 (17.76%) Python
13 34 (15.89%) Configuration Management
14 33 (15.42%) SQL Server
15 32 (14.95%) REST
16 31 (14.49%) SOAP
16 31 (14.49%) Mac OS X
17 30 (14.02%) HTTP
17 30 (14.02%) Web Design
17 30 (14.02%) Responsive Web Design
18 29 (13.55%) MongoDB
18 29 (13.55%) Finance
19 28 (13.08%) ITIL
19 28 (13.08%) Unit Testing
20 26 (12.15%) SC Cleared

Unix
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 25 (11.68%) WebSphere
2 16 (7.48%) SAS
3 15 (7.01%) WebSphere Portal
4 14 (6.54%) WebLogic
5 13 (6.07%) Apache
6 12 (5.61%) Elasticsearch
6 12 (5.61%) JBoss
7 6 (2.80%) GlassFish
7 6 (2.80%) OpenStack
8 4 (1.87%) Tomcat
9 3 (1.40%) Eucalyptus
9 3 (1.40%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.93%) Exchange Server 5.5
10 2 (0.93%) Node.js
11 1 (0.47%) Cloud Foundry
11 1 (0.47%) CMS
11 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2000
11 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.47%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 2 (0.93%) Acrobat
1 2 (0.93%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.47%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.47%) MS Office
2 1 (0.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (5.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.93%) Fredhopper
2 2 (0.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.47%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.47%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 13 (6.07%) GitHub
2 6 (2.80%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.40%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 30 (14.02%) HTTP
2 22 (10.28%) SAN
3 20 (9.35%) LDAP
4 10 (4.67%) LAN
4 10 (4.67%) WAN
5 8 (3.74%) Kerberos
6 7 (3.27%) Firewall
7 6 (2.80%) DNS
7 6 (2.80%) NAS
8 5 (2.34%) TCP/IP
9 3 (1.40%) Ethernet
9 3 (1.40%) Network Security
9 3 (1.40%) VPN
10 1 (0.47%) BIG-IP
10 1 (0.47%) DHCP
10 1 (0.47%) DMZ
10 1 (0.47%) IPv6
10 1 (0.47%) MPLS
10 1 (0.47%) VoIP
10 1 (0.47%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (23.83%) Relational Database
2 39 (18.22%) Data Warehouse
3 33 (15.42%) SQL Server
4 29 (13.55%) MongoDB
5 26 (12.15%) BusinessObjects
6 16 (7.48%) BusinessObjects XI
6 16 (7.48%) DB2
6 16 (7.48%) Neo4j
7 15 (7.01%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 13 (6.07%) NoSQL
8 13 (6.07%) PostgreSQL
9 12 (5.61%) Ingres
9 12 (5.61%) SAP BI
9 12 (5.61%) SAP Data Services
9 12 (5.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 12 (5.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 11 (5.14%) Xcelsius
11 6 (2.80%) Oracle Database
12 5 (2.34%) MySQL
13 3 (1.40%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 39 (18.22%) Subversion
2 22 (10.28%) JUnit
3 21 (9.81%) Git (software)
4 18 (8.41%) RSpec
5 14 (6.54%) Selenium
6 13 (6.07%) Capybara
6 13 (6.07%) Cucumber
6 13 (6.07%) git-flow
7 12 (5.61%) ClearCase
8 11 (5.14%) Jenkins
9 10 (4.67%) Ant
10 8 (3.74%) Eclipse
11 7 (3.27%) Apache Ivy
11 7 (3.27%) LoadRunner
11 7 (3.27%) Maven
12 6 (2.80%) Eclipse RCP
12 6 (2.80%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 5 (2.34%) HP UFT
13 5 (2.34%) Talend Open Studio
14 4 (1.87%) Vagrant
General
1 29 (13.55%) Finance
2 10 (4.67%) Banking
3 6 (2.80%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.34%) Financial Institution
5 4 (1.87%) Retail
6 3 (1.40%) Games
7 2 (0.93%) Electronics
7 2 (0.93%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.93%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.93%) Marketing
8 1 (0.47%) Back Office
8 1 (0.47%) Military
8 1 (0.47%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 107 (50.00%) Developer
2 47 (21.96%) Java Developer
3 19 (8.88%) Architect
4 18 (8.41%) Consultant
5 16 (7.48%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 14 (6.54%) Linux Engineer
6 14 (6.54%) Oracle BI Developer
6 14 (6.54%) Oracle Developer
6 14 (6.54%) Ruby Developer
7 13 (6.07%) DBA
8 12 (5.61%) Administrator
8 12 (5.61%) Business Intelligence Consultant
8 12 (5.61%) DV Cleared Java Developer
9 10 (4.67%) SQL DBA
10 9 (4.21%) ETL Developer
10 9 (4.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 9 (4.21%) Systems Administrator
10 9 (4.21%) Technical Architect
11 8 (3.74%) SQL Server Consultant
11 8 (3.74%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (18.22%) HTML
2 32 (14.95%) REST
3 31 (14.49%) SOAP
4 26 (12.15%) Hibernate
5 25 (11.68%) Web Services
6 22 (10.28%) EJB
6 22 (10.28%) J2EE
7 19 (8.88%) CSS
8 17 (7.94%) .NET
8 17 (7.94%) XML
9 16 (7.48%) JAX-RS
9 16 (7.48%) Middleware
10 15 (7.01%) Struts
11 14 (6.54%) Ruby on Rails
12 13 (6.07%) Sass
13 12 (5.61%) SAP XI
14 10 (4.67%) JMS
15 9 (4.21%) XSLT
16 7 (3.27%) ASP.NET
17 6 (2.80%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.41%) Data Centre
2 15 (7.01%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (6.54%) Visualisation
4 12 (5.61%) Replication
5 10 (4.67%) Client/Server
6 9 (4.21%) Enterprise Storage
7 5 (2.34%) Linked Data
7 5 (2.34%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.87%) Cryptography
8 4 (1.87%) Private Cloud
9 3 (1.40%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (1.40%) PKI
9 3 (1.40%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.93%) Clustering
10 2 (0.93%) Data Extraction
10 2 (0.93%) Derivative
10 2 (0.93%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.47%) Computer Science
11 1 (0.47%) DTV
11 1 (0.47%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 107 (50.00%) Linux
2 61 (28.50%) Windows
3 31 (14.49%) Mac OS X
4 13 (6.07%) Solaris
4 13 (6.07%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (5.61%) Windows Server
5 12 (5.61%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (2.34%) HPUX
6 5 (2.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (1.87%) Windows 2000 Server
8 3 (1.40%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.93%) AIX
9 2 (0.93%) Android
9 2 (0.93%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.93%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.47%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.47%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (24.30%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (18.69%) Business Intelligence
2 40 (18.69%) ETL
3 34 (15.89%) Configuration Management
4 30 (14.02%) Responsive Web Design
4 30 (14.02%) Web Design
5 28 (13.08%) ITIL
5 28 (13.08%) Unit Testing
6 25 (11.68%) Open Source
7 24 (11.21%) Migration
7 24 (11.21%) Web Development
8 22 (10.28%) Dimensional Modelling
9 19 (8.88%) SDLC
10 17 (7.94%) Continuous Integration
10 17 (7.94%) Data Migration
11 16 (7.48%) Integration Testing
11 16 (7.48%) Service Delivery
11 16 (7.48%) UML
12 15 (7.01%) Enterprise Architecture
12 15 (7.01%) OO
Programming Languages
1 89 (41.59%) Java
2 77 (35.98%) SQL
3 39 (18.22%) JavaScript
4 38 (17.76%) Python
4 38 (17.76%) Shell Script
5 24 (11.21%) PL/SQL
6 23 (10.75%) Perl
7 22 (10.28%) Ruby
8 19 (8.88%) C
8 19 (8.88%) C#
9 16 (7.48%) PowerShell
10 15 (7.01%) C++
11 14 (6.54%) Scala
12 11 (5.14%) Bash Shell
13 8 (3.74%) Lua
13 8 (3.74%) PHP
14 7 (3.27%) VB.NET
15 5 (2.34%) COBOL
15 5 (2.34%) VB
16 4 (1.87%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 83 (38.79%) Security Cleared
2 42 (19.63%) DV Cleared
3 26 (12.15%) SC Cleared
4 8 (3.74%) ISEB
5 7 (3.27%) Sun Certification
6 5 (2.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 4 (1.87%) Degree
8 3 (1.40%) ISTQB
8 3 (1.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (1.40%) MCITP
8 3 (1.40%) MCSE
8 3 (1.40%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.93%) CCNA
9 2 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.93%) HNC
9 2 (0.93%) HND
10 1 (0.47%) CCIE
10 1 (0.47%) CISM
10 1 (0.47%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.80%) Disclosure Scotland
1 6 (2.80%) PCI DSS
2 5 (2.34%) QA
3 3 (1.40%) Basel II
3 3 (1.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (1.40%) SLA
4 1 (0.47%) Data Quality
System Software
1 20 (9.35%) Active Directory
2 10 (4.67%) Hyper-V
3 7 (3.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.87%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (1.87%) Samba
5 3 (1.40%) Oracle Clusterware
6 1 (0.47%) Docker
6 1 (0.47%) Firmware
6 1 (0.47%) NFS
6 1 (0.47%) Tivoli Directory Server
6 1 (0.47%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (5.61%) Puppet
2 8 (3.74%) FreeIPA
2 8 (3.74%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (2.80%) Nessus
3 6 (2.80%) NetBackup
4 3 (1.40%) Ansible
4 3 (1.40%) Nmap
4 3 (1.40%) Oracle ZFS
5 2 (0.93%) Data Guard
5 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (0.93%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (0.93%) SCCM
5 2 (0.93%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.47%) Mesos
6 1 (0.47%) OpenView
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 54 (25.23%) Oracle
2 17 (7.94%) HP
2 17 (7.94%) Microsoft
3 16 (7.48%) IBM
4 15 (7.01%) NetApp
5 14 (6.54%) SAP
5 14 (6.54%) VMware
5 14 (6.54%) webMethods
6 11 (5.14%) Sun
6 11 (5.14%) Sybase
6 11 (5.14%) Teradata
7 10 (4.67%) EMC
8 8 (3.74%) Informatica
9 7 (3.27%) Red Hat
10 6 (2.80%) Cisco
11 5 (2.34%) Talend
12 4 (1.87%) Google
13 3 (1.40%) Qualys
13 3 (1.40%) WorldPay
14 2 (0.93%) ATG
Bristol, Avon
Connectus
Rate: £300 - £380 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Reed Technology
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: Up to £385 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
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Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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G2 Recruitment
Rate: £300 - 450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
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Swindon
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
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