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 4 May 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 57 39 35
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -4
Contract jobs citing UNIX 83 139 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.72% 4.30% 5.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.20% 20.23% 22.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 75 75
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£438 £375 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -9.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 8
Average hourly rate £36.00 £36.25 £40.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.68% -9.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £29.05 £10.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £43.45 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £29.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+12.06% -3.33%
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
629 687 560
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 20.60% 21.28% 25.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 353 289
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £144 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £472 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 86 84
Average hourly rate £17.00 £14.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.55 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.88 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.15% -0.78%

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 4 May 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UNIX across the South West region over the 3 months to 4 May 2015.

UNIX Hourly Rate Histogram 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 4 May 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 -12 34 £458 +22.13% 10
Bristol -3 17 £400 +6.66% 15
Somerset +19 12 £400 -3.03% 1
Wiltshire -23 12 £450 +28.57% 9
Devon - 5 £438 - 2
Dorset -13 3 - -
Avon - 1 - -
UNIX
England

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 79 (43.89%) Linux
2 71 (39.44%) Security Cleared
3 64 (35.56%) Windows
4 62 (34.44%) Java
5 53 (29.44%) DV Cleared
6 49 (27.22%) SQL
7 43 (23.89%) Oracle
7 43 (23.89%) Python
8 37 (20.56%) Agile Software Development
9 36 (20.00%) PHP
10 35 (19.44%) Perl
10 35 (19.44%) Configuration Management
11 32 (17.78%) Continuous Integration
12 29 (16.11%) Subversion
13 28 (15.56%) Bash Shell
14 27 (15.00%) Release Management
14 27 (15.00%) VMware
15 26 (14.44%) Ruby
15 26 (14.44%) WebSphere
16 25 (13.89%) JavaScript
16 25 (13.89%) OO
17 24 (13.33%) SQL Server
18 23 (12.78%) Red Hat
19 22 (12.22%) PL/SQL
19 22 (12.22%) Solaris
19 22 (12.22%) Oracle Database
20 21 (11.67%) ClearCase
20 21 (11.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
20 21 (11.67%) Active Directory
21 20 (11.11%) Microsoft

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 26 (14.44%) WebSphere
2 15 (8.33%) WebSphere Application Server
3 12 (6.67%) JBoss
3 12 (6.67%) Apache
4 9 (5.00%) WebLogic
5 6 (3.33%) CMS
6 5 (2.78%) IIS
6 5 (2.78%) Tomcat
6 5 (2.78%) MS Exchange
7 4 (2.22%) Eucalyptus
7 4 (2.22%) WebSphere Portal
7 4 (2.22%) OpenStack
7 4 (2.22%) SharePoint
7 4 (2.22%) WebLogic Portal
8 3 (1.67%) GlassFish
8 3 (1.67%) nginx
9 2 (1.11%) SAS
10 1 (0.56%) OpenROAD
10 1 (0.56%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.56%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (1.67%) MS Office
2 2 (1.11%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.56%) Acrobat
3 1 (0.56%) MS Project
3 1 (0.56%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (3.89%) Oracle Applications
2 6 (3.33%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.11%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.67%) SaaS
3 3 (1.67%) PaaS
4 1 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.56%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (11.11%) DNS
2 16 (8.89%) Firewall
3 13 (7.22%) WAN
4 12 (6.67%) LAN
5 7 (3.89%) DHCP
5 7 (3.89%) Ethernet
6 6 (3.33%) SS7
7 5 (2.78%) VPN
7 5 (2.78%) IPsec
7 5 (2.78%) SIGTRAN
8 4 (2.22%) LDAP
8 4 (2.22%) TCP/IP
8 4 (2.22%) SAN
9 3 (1.67%) SSL
9 3 (1.67%) Network Security
10 2 (1.11%) LTE
10 2 (1.11%) Wireshark
10 2 (1.11%) HTTP
11 1 (0.56%) MPLS
11 1 (0.56%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 22 (12.22%) Oracle Database
3 15 (8.33%) MySQL
4 13 (7.22%) Oracle Database 11g
5 12 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
6 6 (3.33%) Relational Database
6 6 (3.33%) DB2
7 3 (1.67%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.11%) SQLite
8 2 (1.11%) Redis
9 1 (0.56%) SQLPlus
9 1 (0.56%) Ingres
9 1 (0.56%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.56%) Big Data
9 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.56%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 29 (16.11%) Subversion
2 21 (11.67%) ClearCase
2 21 (11.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 20 (11.11%) Ant
4 18 (10.00%) Maven
5 16 (8.89%) Git (software)
5 16 (8.89%) Apache Ivy
6 10 (5.56%) Oracle Forms
7 9 (5.00%) Jenkins
8 7 (3.89%) Hudson
9 6 (3.33%) Oracle APEX
9 6 (3.33%) LoadRunner
10 5 (2.78%) Rational Functional Tester
11 4 (2.22%) JUnit
11 4 (2.22%) Eclipse
12 3 (1.67%) Eclipse RCP
13 2 (1.11%) TeamCity
13 2 (1.11%) JIRA
13 2 (1.11%) Selenium
14 1 (0.56%) Toad
General
1 15 (8.33%) Finance
2 10 (5.56%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.11%) Banking
4 1 (0.56%) Electronics
4 1 (0.56%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.56%) Automotive
4 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.56%) Retail
4 1 (0.56%) German Language
4 1 (0.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 59 (32.78%) Developer
2 26 (14.44%) Analyst
3 24 (13.33%) Administrator
4 22 (12.22%) Java Developer
5 16 (8.89%) Systems Administrator
6 13 (7.22%) UNIX Administrator
7 11 (6.11%) Architect
7 11 (6.11%) Oracle Developer
7 11 (6.11%) UNIX Systems Administrator
8 10 (5.56%) Oracle Analyst
8 10 (5.56%) Linux Administrator
9 9 (5.00%) Senior Developer
9 9 (5.00%) SQL Developer
9 9 (5.00%) Senior Java Developer
9 9 (5.00%) PHP Developer
9 9 (5.00%) Analyst Developer
9 9 (5.00%) PL/SQL Developer
9 9 (5.00%) Linux Engineer
10 8 (4.44%) DevOps Engineer
10 8 (4.44%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (10.00%) J2EE
2 11 (6.11%) WebSphere MQ
3 10 (5.56%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 10 (5.56%) HTML
3 10 (5.56%) XML
4 9 (5.00%) CSS
5 8 (4.44%) Symfony
6 7 (3.89%) Web Services
6 7 (3.89%) Java EE
7 6 (3.33%) AngularJS
7 6 (3.33%) Laravel
7 6 (3.33%) Middleware
8 5 (2.78%) SOAP
8 5 (2.78%) .NET
8 5 (2.78%) REST
9 3 (1.67%) EJB
9 3 (1.67%) JSP
9 3 (1.67%) Swing
9 3 (1.67%) JSON
9 3 (1.67%) SWT
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.89%) Management Information System
3 6 (3.33%) Mobile App
4 5 (2.78%) Replication
5 4 (2.22%) Private Cloud
5 4 (2.22%) Public Cloud
6 3 (1.67%) Freedom of Information
6 3 (1.67%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.67%) Freedom of Information Act
6 3 (1.67%) Open Source
7 2 (1.11%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (1.11%) Derivative
7 2 (1.11%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.11%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.56%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.56%) DTV
8 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Cloud
8 1 (0.56%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.56%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.56%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 79 (43.89%) Linux
2 64 (35.56%) Windows
3 22 (12.22%) Solaris
4 18 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (7.22%) AIX
6 9 (5.00%) CentOS
7 6 (3.33%) Debian
8 5 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (2.78%) Windows 7
9 4 (2.22%) Ubuntu
10 3 (1.67%) zOS
10 3 (1.67%) VMS
11 2 (1.11%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.56%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.56%) HPUX
12 1 (0.56%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (20.56%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (19.44%) Configuration Management
3 32 (17.78%) Continuous Integration
4 27 (15.00%) Release Management
5 25 (13.89%) OO
6 19 (10.56%) Migration
7 18 (10.00%) Scrum
8 17 (9.44%) ITIL
9 14 (7.78%) SOA
10 13 (7.22%) OOD
11 12 (6.67%) Service Management
12 11 (6.11%) DevOps
13 8 (4.44%) Data Migration
13 8 (4.44%) Test Scripting
13 8 (4.44%) SIEM
13 8 (4.44%) Risk Management
13 8 (4.44%) Project Management
14 7 (3.89%) MVC
14 7 (3.89%) User Stories
14 7 (3.89%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 62 (34.44%) Java
2 49 (27.22%) SQL
3 43 (23.89%) Python
4 36 (20.00%) PHP
5 35 (19.44%) Perl
6 28 (15.56%) Bash Shell
7 26 (14.44%) Ruby
8 25 (13.89%) JavaScript
9 22 (12.22%) PL/SQL
10 16 (8.89%) Lua
11 12 (6.67%) C++
12 8 (4.44%) Shell Script
13 5 (2.78%) PHP5
14 3 (1.67%) C
14 3 (1.67%) Ada
14 3 (1.67%) Jython
14 3 (1.67%) Korn
15 1 (0.56%) C#
15 1 (0.56%) VB
15 1 (0.56%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 71 (39.44%) Security Cleared
2 53 (29.44%) DV Cleared
3 20 (11.11%) SC Cleared
4 11 (6.11%) Sun Certification
5 8 (4.44%) OCPJP
5 8 (4.44%) CCNA
5 8 (4.44%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (3.33%) CISSP
7 4 (2.22%) Degree
7 4 (2.22%) ISEB
7 4 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (1.67%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.56%) PMP
9 1 (0.56%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.56%) CCNP
9 1 (0.56%) MCSE
9 1 (0.56%) MCSA
9 1 (0.56%) GCIA
9 1 (0.56%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.67%) QA
2 1 (0.56%) SLA
2 1 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.56%) Basel II
System Software
1 21 (11.67%) Active Directory
2 19 (10.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.89%) vSphere
4 6 (3.33%) XenApp
5 4 (2.22%) Hyper-V
5 4 (2.22%) XenServer
5 4 (2.22%) Postfix
5 4 (2.22%) VMware Server
6 3 (1.67%) Samba
6 3 (1.67%) Xen
7 2 (1.11%) Firmware
8 1 (0.56%) NDS
8 1 (0.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (6.11%) Puppet
2 10 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (3.89%) Salt
3 7 (3.89%) Ansible
4 6 (3.33%) NetBackup
5 4 (2.22%) Tivoli
5 4 (2.22%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 3 (1.67%) CA Single Sign-On
6 3 (1.67%) Ganeti
6 3 (1.67%) Bcfg2
6 3 (1.67%) yum
7 2 (1.11%) SELinux
8 1 (0.56%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.56%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.56%) SCCM
8 1 (0.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 43 (23.89%) Oracle
2 27 (15.00%) VMware
3 23 (12.78%) Red Hat
4 20 (11.11%) Microsoft
5 13 (7.22%) IBM
5 13 (7.22%) Sun
5 13 (7.22%) Citrix
6 10 (5.56%) Cisco
7 7 (3.89%) McAfee
8 5 (2.78%) HP
8 5 (2.78%) Wyse
9 4 (2.22%) Brocade
9 4 (2.22%) Sybase
9 4 (2.22%) SAP
9 4 (2.22%) webMethods
9 4 (2.22%) Symantec
9 4 (2.22%) NetApp
10 3 (1.67%) EMC
10 3 (1.67%) Siebel
11 2 (1.11%) Infoblox
Gloucester
Orgtel
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £40,000 per annum Plus excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago