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 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix
Rank 39 62 41
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -21
Contract jobs citing Unix 126 87 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 4.30% 2.81% 4.35%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.27% 13.10% 20.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 48 76
Average daily rate £393 £438 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.28% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £336 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.25 £35.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-39.28% +27.27%
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
654 664 688
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 22.32% 21.45% 21.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 386 328 356
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £150 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £468 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £339 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.79% +6.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 100 83
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.25% -0.93%

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 30 April 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 30 April 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 +26 55 £363 -17.14% 9
Gloucestershire 0 33 £510 +12.33% 11
Dorset +12 20 £400 - 3
Wiltshire -4 9 £420 -4.00% 6
Devon +1 4 £400 -8.57% 2
Somerset +2 1 £450 +12.50% 3
Unix
England

Unix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 99 (45.21%) Java
2 98 (44.75%) Linux
3 84 (38.36%) Security Cleared
4 72 (32.88%) Oracle
5 58 (26.48%) Python
6 57 (26.03%) SQL
7 52 (23.74%) Windows
8 45 (20.55%) HTML
9 44 (20.09%) Subversion
10 43 (19.63%) Agile Software Development
11 39 (17.81%) Relational Database
12 38 (17.35%) DV Cleared
12 38 (17.35%) Solaris
12 38 (17.35%) Configuration Management
13 37 (16.89%) Ruby
14 36 (16.44%) JavaScript
15 34 (15.53%) Perl
15 34 (15.53%) SC Cleared
16 30 (13.70%) WebSphere
16 30 (13.70%) HTTP
17 29 (13.24%) NetApp
17 29 (13.24%) SQL Server
18 27 (12.33%) CSS
18 27 (12.33%) ITIL
18 27 (12.33%) Mac OS X
18 27 (12.33%) Shell Script
19 26 (11.87%) Web Design
19 26 (11.87%) Responsive Web Design
20 25 (11.42%) Git (software)
20 25 (11.42%) MongoDB

Unix
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 30 (13.70%) WebSphere
2 16 (7.31%) JBoss
3 15 (6.85%) WebLogic
4 14 (6.39%) Elasticsearch
5 9 (4.11%) GlassFish
5 9 (4.11%) WebSphere Portal
6 7 (3.20%) IIS
7 6 (2.74%) Apache
8 4 (1.83%) MQSeries
8 4 (1.83%) Tomcat
9 3 (1.37%) Confluence
9 3 (1.37%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.91%) Mule
10 2 (0.91%) Mule ESB
10 2 (0.91%) SAS
11 1 (0.46%) CMS
11 1 (0.46%) Eucalyptus
11 1 (0.46%) Node.js
11 1 (0.46%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.46%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (1.37%) Acrobat
1 3 (1.37%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (0.91%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.46%) MS Office
3 1 (0.46%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.28%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.91%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (0.91%) Oracle Payroll
2 2 (0.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.46%) Fredhopper
3 1 (0.46%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 15 (6.85%) GitHub
2 1 (0.46%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 30 (13.70%) HTTP
2 21 (9.59%) Firewall
3 16 (7.31%) SAN
4 13 (5.94%) Network Security
5 12 (5.48%) TCP/IP
6 10 (4.57%) LDAP
7 7 (3.20%) NAS
7 7 (3.20%) VPN
8 6 (2.74%) DNS
9 4 (1.83%) BIG-IP
9 4 (1.83%) DHCP
9 4 (1.83%) FTP
9 4 (1.83%) HTTPS
9 4 (1.83%) IPsec
9 4 (1.83%) LAN
9 4 (1.83%) WAN
10 3 (1.37%) tcpdump
10 3 (1.37%) Wireshark
11 2 (0.91%) Internet
11 2 (0.91%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (17.81%) Relational Database
2 29 (13.24%) SQL Server
3 25 (11.42%) MongoDB
4 16 (7.31%) NoSQL
5 15 (6.85%) PostgreSQL
6 12 (5.48%) DB2
7 10 (4.57%) Neo4j
8 9 (4.11%) Oracle Database
9 8 (3.65%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (3.65%) Ingres
9 8 (3.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 8 (3.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (2.28%) Hadoop
11 4 (1.83%) BusinessObjects
11 4 (1.83%) Oracle Database 11g
12 3 (1.37%) MySQL
12 3 (1.37%) Star Schema
13 2 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
13 2 (0.91%) PowerCenter
13 2 (0.91%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 44 (20.09%) Subversion
2 25 (11.42%) Git (software)
3 18 (8.22%) JUnit
3 18 (8.22%) RSpec
4 16 (7.31%) ClearCase
5 15 (6.85%) Capybara
5 15 (6.85%) Cucumber
5 15 (6.85%) git-flow
5 15 (6.85%) Jenkins
6 12 (5.48%) Eclipse
7 10 (4.57%) Ant
8 9 (4.11%) Eclipse RCP
8 9 (4.11%) Maven
9 8 (3.65%) Vagrant
9 8 (3.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 7 (3.20%) Apache Ivy
10 7 (3.20%) LoadRunner
11 4 (1.83%) JIRA
11 4 (1.83%) Rational Functional Tester
11 4 (1.83%) Selenium
General
1 22 (10.05%) Finance
2 8 (3.65%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.28%) Banking
3 5 (2.28%) Games
3 5 (2.28%) Retail
4 3 (1.37%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.91%) Electronics
5 2 (0.91%) Marketing
6 1 (0.46%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.46%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 93 (42.47%) Developer
2 38 (17.35%) Java Developer
3 20 (9.13%) Analyst
4 15 (6.85%) Ruby Developer
5 14 (6.39%) Administrator
6 12 (5.48%) Consultant
6 12 (5.48%) DBA
6 12 (5.48%) Linux Engineer
7 11 (5.02%) Operations Engineer
7 11 (5.02%) Systems Administrator
8 10 (4.57%) Unix Systems Administrator
9 9 (4.11%) Architect
9 9 (4.11%) Unix Administrator
10 8 (3.65%) Project Manager
10 8 (3.65%) Ruby on Rails Developer
10 8 (3.65%) Unix Engineer
11 7 (3.20%) Capacity and Availability Manager
11 7 (3.20%) Capacity Manager
11 7 (3.20%) SQL DBA
12 6 (2.74%) Availability Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (20.55%) HTML
2 27 (12.33%) CSS
3 24 (10.96%) SOAP
4 23 (10.50%) REST
5 22 (10.05%) Ruby on Rails
6 21 (9.59%) J2EE
7 19 (8.68%) EJB
8 15 (6.85%) Sass
9 14 (6.39%) Middleware
9 14 (6.39%) Web Services
9 14 (6.39%) XML
10 12 (5.48%) Hibernate
11 10 (4.57%) JAX-RS
12 9 (4.11%) Struts
12 9 (4.11%) Swing
12 9 (4.11%) SWT
13 8 (3.65%) XSL
14 4 (1.83%) GWT
15 3 (1.37%) jQuery
15 3 (1.37%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.22%) Visualisation
2 15 (6.85%) Data Centre
3 13 (5.94%) Management Information System
4 10 (4.57%) Clustering
5 7 (3.20%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (3.20%) Freedom of Information
5 7 (3.20%) Freedom of Information Act
5 7 (3.20%) Mobile App
6 5 (2.28%) NHS
7 4 (1.83%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (1.83%) Cryptography
8 3 (1.37%) Derivative
8 3 (1.37%) iPad
8 3 (1.37%) PKI
8 3 (1.37%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.91%) Data Extraction
9 2 (0.91%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.91%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.46%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.46%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 98 (44.75%) Linux
2 52 (23.74%) Windows
3 38 (17.35%) Solaris
4 27 (12.33%) Mac OS X
5 10 (4.57%) Windows Server
6 4 (1.83%) AIX
6 4 (1.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.37%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.91%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.46%) Android
9 1 (0.46%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.46%) HPUX
9 1 (0.46%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (19.63%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (17.35%) Configuration Management
3 27 (12.33%) ITIL
4 26 (11.87%) Responsive Web Design
4 26 (11.87%) Web Design
5 24 (10.96%) Unit Testing
6 23 (10.50%) ETL
6 23 (10.50%) Migration
7 22 (10.05%) Web Development
8 18 (8.22%) Data Migration
8 18 (8.22%) Integration Testing
9 17 (7.76%) Open Source
10 16 (7.31%) DevOps
10 16 (7.31%) OO
11 13 (5.94%) UML
12 12 (5.48%) Business Intelligence
12 12 (5.48%) Capacity Management
12 12 (5.48%) Enterprise Architecture
13 11 (5.02%) ITSM
13 11 (5.02%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 99 (45.21%) Java
2 58 (26.48%) Python
3 57 (26.03%) SQL
4 37 (16.89%) Ruby
5 36 (16.44%) JavaScript
6 34 (15.53%) Perl
7 27 (12.33%) Shell Script
8 17 (7.76%) C
9 16 (7.31%) Scala
10 14 (6.39%) C++
10 14 (6.39%) PL/SQL
11 12 (5.48%) Bash Shell
12 11 (5.02%) PowerShell
13 8 (3.65%) Lua
13 8 (3.65%) PHP
14 7 (3.20%) Delphi
14 7 (3.20%) PL/1
15 3 (1.37%) Ada
15 3 (1.37%) C#
15 3 (1.37%) VB
Qualifications
1 84 (38.36%) Security Cleared
2 38 (17.35%) DV Cleared
3 34 (15.53%) SC Cleared
4 7 (3.20%) ISEB
5 6 (2.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 5 (2.28%) Sun Certification
7 4 (1.83%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (1.83%) CISSP
7 4 (1.83%) ISTQB
8 3 (1.37%) Degree
9 2 (0.91%) CREST Certified
9 2 (0.91%) GCIA
9 2 (0.91%) GCIH
9 2 (0.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.91%) MCSE
9 2 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.91%) RHCE
9 2 (0.91%) SANS
10 1 (0.46%) CESG Certified Professional
10 1 (0.46%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.94%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (2.28%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.83%) SLA
4 3 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.91%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.91%) QA
5 2 (0.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.46%) Basel II
6 1 (0.46%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 10 (4.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (3.65%) Hyper-V
3 7 (3.20%) Active Directory
4 5 (2.28%) Samba
5 4 (1.83%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.91%) Snort
7 1 (0.46%) Docker
7 1 (0.46%) NFS
7 1 (0.46%) Oracle Clusterware
Systems Management
1 23 (10.50%) Oracle RMAN
2 21 (9.59%) NetBackup
3 18 (8.22%) Puppet
4 9 (4.11%) Nagios
4 9 (4.11%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (4.11%) SCCM
5 4 (1.83%) Nessus
5 4 (1.83%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 3 (1.37%) Ansible
6 3 (1.37%) Data Guard
6 3 (1.37%) Nmap
7 2 (0.91%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 2 (0.91%) Oracle ZFS
7 2 (0.91%) RSA enVision
8 1 (0.46%) Control-M
8 1 (0.46%) Mesos
8 1 (0.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.46%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.46%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 72 (32.88%) Oracle
2 29 (13.24%) NetApp
3 23 (10.50%) Veritas
4 20 (9.13%) Symantec
5 18 (8.22%) Red Hat
6 15 (6.85%) VMware
7 14 (6.39%) Sybase
8 12 (5.48%) webMethods
9 10 (4.57%) IBM
10 9 (4.11%) F5
11 6 (2.74%) Microsoft
11 6 (2.74%) Sun
12 4 (1.83%) Google
12 4 (1.83%) HP
12 4 (1.83%) Informatica
12 4 (1.83%) Teradata
13 3 (1.37%) CheckPoint
13 3 (1.37%) Endeca
13 3 (1.37%) LogRhythm
13 3 (1.37%) Qualys
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