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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix
Rank 49 59 57
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -2
Contract jobs citing Unix 104 98 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.60% 2.93% 3.32%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.42% 13.84% 15.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 70 56
Median daily rate £393 £410 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.32% -2.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £325 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £389 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
-2.81% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £38.75 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +19.04%
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
597 708 689
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 20.64% 21.15% 21.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 368 395 392
Median daily rate £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £177 £140 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 100 81
Median hourly rate £16.00 £19.03 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.92% +13.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £11.87 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £41.50 £36.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.66 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.96% +4.12%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 +6 42 £458 +7.64% 11
Bristol +18 33 £368 -0.67% 10
Dorset +1 9 £381 - 3
Wiltshire -11 7 £340 -2.85% 5
Devon -2 4 £150 -70.00% 1
Somerset +12 2 £230 -38.66% 1
Cornwall - 2 - - 4
Unix
England

Unix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 117 (47.18%) Linux
1 117 (47.18%) Security Cleared
2 94 (37.90%) Java
3 91 (36.69%) Oracle
4 62 (25.00%) Windows
5 60 (24.19%) SQL
6 57 (22.98%) Python
6 57 (22.98%) SC Cleared
7 56 (22.58%) DV Cleared
8 46 (18.55%) Solaris
9 43 (17.34%) Perl
9 43 (17.34%) SQL Server
10 42 (16.94%) Agile Software Development
11 38 (15.32%) Red Hat
12 32 (12.90%) HTML
12 32 (12.90%) J2EE
13 31 (12.50%) Shell Script
14 30 (12.10%) JavaScript
15 29 (11.69%) Configuration Management
15 29 (11.69%) Firewall
15 29 (11.69%) Puppet
16 28 (11.29%) Ruby
16 28 (11.29%) WebSphere
17 26 (10.48%) C++
17 26 (10.48%) Virtual Machines
18 25 (10.08%) ITIL
18 25 (10.08%) JBoss
19 24 (9.68%) NetApp
19 24 (9.68%) Finance
19 24 (9.68%) DevOps

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 28 (11.29%) WebSphere
2 25 (10.08%) JBoss
3 16 (6.45%) WebLogic
4 15 (6.05%) GlassFish
5 10 (4.03%) Tomcat
6 9 (3.63%) IIS
7 7 (2.82%) MQSeries
8 6 (2.42%) Confluence
9 5 (2.02%) Elasticsearch
10 4 (1.61%) Mule
10 4 (1.61%) Mule ESB
10 4 (1.61%) SharePoint
11 3 (1.21%) CICS
11 3 (1.21%) MS Exchange
12 2 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2007
12 2 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2010
12 2 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2013
12 2 (0.81%) SAS
12 2 (0.81%) Skype for Business
13 1 (0.40%) Apache
Applications
1 9 (3.63%) MS Office
2 8 (3.23%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.61%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.40%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (5.65%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (3.63%) Oracle EBS R12
3 8 (3.23%) Oracle Payroll
4 7 (2.82%) Oracle ERP
5 5 (2.02%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (1.21%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.40%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.61%) GitHub
2 3 (1.21%) OpenShift
3 1 (0.40%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 29 (11.69%) Firewall
2 22 (8.87%) SAN
2 22 (8.87%) TCP/IP
3 13 (5.24%) Network Security
4 12 (4.84%) HTTP
5 10 (4.03%) DHCP
5 10 (4.03%) DNS
6 8 (3.23%) VPN
7 7 (2.82%) FTP
7 7 (2.82%) HTTPS
7 7 (2.82%) IPsec
7 7 (2.82%) LDAP
7 7 (2.82%) NAS
8 6 (2.42%) BIG-IP
8 6 (2.42%) tcpdump
8 6 (2.42%) Wireshark
9 5 (2.02%) WAN
10 3 (1.21%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (1.21%) Internet
10 3 (1.21%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (17.34%) SQL Server
2 22 (8.87%) Relational Database
3 19 (7.66%) Oracle Database
3 19 (7.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 18 (7.26%) Ingres
4 18 (7.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 12 (4.84%) Hadoop
6 11 (4.44%) Oracle Database 11g
7 7 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (2.42%) BusinessObjects
9 5 (2.02%) NoSQL
9 5 (2.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (1.61%) MongoDB
10 4 (1.61%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (0.81%) Base SAS
11 2 (0.81%) Big Data
11 2 (0.81%) DB2
11 2 (0.81%) MySQL
11 2 (0.81%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 21 (8.47%) Git (software)
2 19 (7.66%) Jenkins
3 18 (7.26%) Eclipse
4 17 (6.85%) Subversion
5 15 (6.05%) Eclipse RCP
6 14 (5.65%) JIRA
7 10 (4.03%) Ant
7 10 (4.03%) JUnit
8 9 (3.63%) ClearCase
8 9 (3.63%) Hudson
8 9 (3.63%) Maven
9 7 (2.82%) LoadRunner
10 6 (2.42%) Oracle APEX
10 6 (2.42%) Rational Functional Tester
11 5 (2.02%) Apache Ivy
11 5 (2.02%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 4 (1.61%) Capybara
12 4 (1.61%) git-flow
12 4 (1.61%) Vagrant
12 4 (1.61%) Zephyr
General
1 24 (9.68%) Finance
2 6 (2.42%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.02%) Banking
4 4 (1.61%) Retail
5 3 (1.21%) Games
5 3 (1.21%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.21%) Marketing
6 2 (0.81%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 80 (32.26%) Developer
2 38 (15.32%) Java Developer
3 31 (12.50%) Administrator
4 30 (12.10%) DBA
5 24 (9.68%) Analyst
6 19 (7.66%) Systems Administrator
7 16 (6.45%) SQL DBA
8 14 (5.65%) DV Cleared Java Developer
8 14 (5.65%) Unix Administrator
9 13 (5.24%) Ruby on Rails Developer
9 13 (5.24%) Unix Systems Administrator
10 12 (4.84%) Consultant
10 12 (4.84%) Unix Engineer
11 11 (4.44%) Linux Engineer
11 11 (4.44%) Oracle DBA
12 10 (4.03%) Linux Administrator
12 10 (4.03%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 10 (4.03%) SC Cleared DBA
13 9 (3.63%) Project Manager
14 8 (3.23%) Unix Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (12.90%) HTML
1 32 (12.90%) J2EE
2 23 (9.27%) SOAP
3 22 (8.87%) Middleware
4 17 (6.85%) REST
4 17 (6.85%) Web Services
5 16 (6.45%) CSS
5 16 (6.45%) Swing
5 16 (6.45%) SWT
6 15 (6.05%) EJB
7 14 (5.65%) Ruby on Rails
8 12 (4.84%) .NET
9 11 (4.44%) JSON
9 11 (4.44%) Spring
10 10 (4.03%) jQuery
11 9 (3.63%) Hibernate
11 9 (3.63%) XML
12 6 (2.42%) Node.js
12 6 (2.42%) RESTful
13 4 (1.61%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 23 (9.27%) Clustering
2 13 (5.24%) Management Information System
3 10 (4.03%) Enterprise Software
3 10 (4.03%) Visualisation
4 9 (3.63%) Mobile App
5 8 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (3.23%) iPad
5 8 (3.23%) Mainframe
6 6 (2.42%) Cyberthreat
6 6 (2.42%) Freedom of Information
6 6 (2.42%) Freedom of Information Act
6 6 (2.42%) NHS
7 4 (1.61%) Data Centre
7 4 (1.61%) IBM Mainframe
8 2 (0.81%) Driving Licence
8 2 (0.81%) User Experience
9 1 (0.40%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.40%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.40%) Ergonomics
9 1 (0.40%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 117 (47.18%) Linux
2 62 (25.00%) Windows
3 46 (18.55%) Solaris
4 11 (4.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (2.82%) Mac OS X
6 6 (2.42%) Oracle Linux
6 6 (2.42%) Windows Server
7 5 (2.02%) AIX
7 5 (2.02%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (1.21%) NetWare
9 3 (1.21%) Windows 10
9 3 (1.21%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.81%) Android
10 2 (0.81%) HPUX
10 2 (0.81%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.81%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.81%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (16.94%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (11.69%) Configuration Management
3 25 (10.08%) ITIL
4 24 (9.68%) DevOps
5 18 (7.26%) SQL Optimisation
6 17 (6.85%) Enterprise Architecture
6 17 (6.85%) Migration
7 16 (6.45%) Network Monitoring
7 16 (6.45%) TDD
7 16 (6.45%) Web Development
8 15 (6.05%) Project Management
9 14 (5.65%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (5.24%) Data Management
11 12 (4.84%) Data Migration
11 12 (4.84%) ETL
12 11 (4.44%) Business Intelligence
12 11 (4.44%) Continuous Improvement
12 11 (4.44%) Release Management
12 11 (4.44%) Server Patching
13 10 (4.03%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 94 (37.90%) Java
2 60 (24.19%) SQL
3 57 (22.98%) Python
4 43 (17.34%) Perl
5 31 (12.50%) Shell Script
6 30 (12.10%) JavaScript
7 28 (11.29%) Ruby
8 26 (10.48%) C++
9 22 (8.87%) PL/SQL
9 22 (8.87%) PowerShell
10 20 (8.06%) Bash Shell
11 15 (6.05%) C
12 12 (4.84%) C#
13 6 (2.42%) PHP
14 5 (2.02%) Lua
14 5 (2.02%) Scala
15 4 (1.61%) Jython
16 3 (1.21%) Ada
16 3 (1.21%) Delphi
16 3 (1.21%) PL/1
Qualifications
1 117 (47.18%) Security Cleared
2 57 (22.98%) SC Cleared
3 56 (22.58%) DV Cleared
4 6 (2.42%) Degree
4 6 (2.42%) Sun Certification
5 5 (2.02%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (2.02%) ISEB
5 5 (2.02%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (1.61%) CEH
7 3 (1.21%) HND
7 3 (1.21%) ISTQB
7 3 (1.21%) MCSA
7 3 (1.21%) MCSE
8 2 (0.81%) A+ Certification
8 2 (0.81%) Network+ Certification
8 2 (0.81%) RHCE
9 1 (0.40%) CHECK Team Leader
9 1 (0.40%) CISM
9 1 (0.40%) CISSP
9 1 (0.40%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.42%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (2.02%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.61%) QA
4 3 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.81%) COBIT
5 2 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.81%) SLA
5 2 (0.81%) SSAE 16
6 1 (0.40%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.40%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 26 (10.48%) Virtual Machines
2 9 (3.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.82%) Samba
4 6 (2.42%) Active Directory
5 5 (2.02%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (1.61%) Snort
7 3 (1.21%) vSphere
8 2 (0.81%) RACF
8 2 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.40%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.40%) SRDF
9 1 (0.40%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.40%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 29 (11.69%) Puppet
2 21 (8.47%) Oracle RMAN
3 18 (7.26%) Failover Clustering
4 16 (6.45%) Nagios
4 16 (6.45%) NetBackup
4 16 (6.45%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (4.84%) SCCM
6 5 (2.02%) Data Guard
7 4 (1.61%) Ansible
7 4 (1.61%) Nessus
7 4 (1.61%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 4 (1.61%) RSA enVision
8 3 (1.21%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (1.21%) QRadar
9 2 (0.81%) CA Endevor
9 2 (0.81%) Control-M
9 2 (0.81%) yum
10 1 (0.40%) HP Data Protector
10 1 (0.40%) Nmap
10 1 (0.40%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 91 (36.69%) Oracle
2 38 (15.32%) Red Hat
3 24 (9.68%) NetApp
4 21 (8.47%) Veritas
5 17 (6.85%) VMware
5 17 (6.85%) webMethods
6 16 (6.45%) F5
6 16 (6.45%) Symantec
7 15 (6.05%) Sybase
8 12 (4.84%) HP
8 12 (4.84%) Microsoft
9 9 (3.63%) CheckPoint
9 9 (3.63%) SAP
10 5 (2.02%) Cisco
10 5 (2.02%) IBM
10 5 (2.02%) Splunk
11 4 (1.61%) ArcSight
11 4 (1.61%) Citrix
11 4 (1.61%) Endeca
11 4 (1.61%) LogRhythm
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