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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix
Rank 37 60 57
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -3
Contract jobs citing Unix 144 81 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 4.87% 2.66% 3.41%
As % of the Operating Systems category 22.86% 12.42% 16.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 49 49
Median daily rate £393 £425 £366
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.64% +16.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £336 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £483 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 6
Median hourly rate £35.00 - £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £32.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-13.84% +3.17%
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
630 652 624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.29% 21.40% 20.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 350 364 356
Median daily rate £350 £345 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £140 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £468 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +10.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 87 82
Median hourly rate £15.43 £19.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.88% +30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +4.25%

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 May 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 May 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 56 £435 -0.57% 4
Bristol +29 46 £363 -3.33% 10
Dorset +10 27 £400 - 1
Wiltshire -7 6 £400 -11.11% 5
Devon -1 4 £400 -
Somerset 0 1 - - 2
Unix
England

Unix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 May 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.

1 110 (45.64%) Security Cleared
2 106 (43.98%) Java
3 99 (41.08%) Linux
4 85 (35.27%) Oracle
5 64 (26.56%) Python
6 60 (24.90%) SQL
7 55 (22.82%) Windows
8 52 (21.58%) DV Cleared
9 46 (19.09%) SC Cleared
9 46 (19.09%) Solaris
10 44 (18.26%) HTML
11 42 (17.43%) Ruby
12 41 (17.01%) JavaScript
12 41 (17.01%) Perl
13 40 (16.60%) Agile Software Development
14 35 (14.52%) Subversion
15 32 (13.28%) J2EE
15 32 (13.28%) Configuration Management
16 31 (12.86%) Shell Script
16 31 (12.86%) CSS
17 30 (12.45%) SQL Server
17 30 (12.45%) NetApp
17 30 (12.45%) Migration
18 29 (12.03%) Red Hat
18 29 (12.03%) Relational Database
19 28 (11.62%) Git (software)
19 28 (11.62%) Web Development
19 28 (11.62%) ITIL
20 27 (11.20%) WebSphere
21 26 (10.79%) Ruby on Rails

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 27 (11.20%) WebSphere
2 22 (9.13%) JBoss
3 16 (6.64%) WebLogic
4 15 (6.22%) Elasticsearch
5 10 (4.15%) GlassFish
6 9 (3.73%) IIS
7 8 (3.32%) Tomcat
8 6 (2.49%) Apache
8 6 (2.49%) MQSeries
9 4 (1.66%) Confluence
9 4 (1.66%) Node.js
10 3 (1.24%) Mule
10 3 (1.24%) Mule ESB
10 3 (1.24%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.83%) SAS
11 2 (0.83%) SharePoint
12 1 (0.41%) CMS
12 1 (0.41%) Eucalyptus
12 1 (0.41%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 6 (2.49%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.24%) Acrobat
2 3 (1.24%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.83%) MS Office
4 1 (0.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (4.15%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (2.07%) Oracle Payroll
3 3 (1.24%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (1.24%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (1.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.83%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 16 (6.64%) GitHub
2 1 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.41%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 25 (10.37%) Firewall
2 23 (9.54%) HTTP
3 17 (7.05%) SAN
4 16 (6.64%) Network Security
4 16 (6.64%) TCP/IP
5 12 (4.98%) LDAP
6 10 (4.15%) DNS
7 9 (3.73%) DHCP
7 9 (3.73%) VPN
8 7 (2.90%) NAS
9 6 (2.49%) FTP
9 6 (2.49%) HTTPS
9 6 (2.49%) IPsec
10 5 (2.07%) BIG-IP
10 5 (2.07%) tcpdump
10 5 (2.07%) Wireshark
11 3 (1.24%) LAN
11 3 (1.24%) WAN
12 2 (0.83%) Internet
12 2 (0.83%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (12.45%) SQL Server
2 29 (12.03%) Relational Database
3 17 (7.05%) NoSQL
4 16 (6.64%) MongoDB
4 16 (6.64%) PostgreSQL
5 13 (5.39%) Oracle Database
6 10 (4.15%) Hadoop
6 10 (4.15%) Ingres
6 10 (4.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (4.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (2.07%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (1.66%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (1.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (1.24%) DB2
9 3 (1.24%) MySQL
10 2 (0.83%) Big Data
10 2 (0.83%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (0.83%) Oracle Database 12c
10 2 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.41%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 35 (14.52%) Subversion
2 28 (11.62%) Git (software)
3 20 (8.30%) JUnit
4 18 (7.47%) Jenkins
5 16 (6.64%) Capybara
5 16 (6.64%) Cucumber
5 16 (6.64%) git-flow
5 16 (6.64%) RSpec
6 15 (6.22%) ClearCase
7 13 (5.39%) Eclipse
8 10 (4.15%) Eclipse RCP
8 10 (4.15%) JIRA
9 9 (3.73%) Maven
10 8 (3.32%) Ant
10 8 (3.32%) Vagrant
11 7 (2.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 6 (2.49%) Apache Ivy
13 5 (2.07%) Hudson
13 5 (2.07%) Oracle APEX
13 5 (2.07%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 26 (10.79%) Finance
2 9 (3.73%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.49%) Banking
4 5 (2.07%) Games
4 5 (2.07%) Retail
5 4 (1.66%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.24%) Electronics
6 3 (1.24%) Marketing
7 1 (0.41%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.41%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 94 (39.00%) Developer
2 34 (14.11%) Java Developer
3 24 (9.96%) Analyst
4 19 (7.88%) Administrator
5 15 (6.22%) DBA
6 14 (5.81%) Consultant
6 14 (5.81%) Linux Engineer
6 14 (5.81%) Ruby Developer
7 13 (5.39%) Ruby on Rails Developer
7 13 (5.39%) Systems Administrator
7 13 (5.39%) Unix Engineer
8 11 (4.56%) Operations Engineer
9 10 (4.15%) Unix Systems Administrator
10 9 (3.73%) Project Manager
10 9 (3.73%) SQL DBA
10 9 (3.73%) Unix Administrator
11 8 (3.32%) DV Cleared Java Developer
12 7 (2.90%) Capacity and Availability Manager
12 7 (2.90%) DevOps Engineer
12 7 (2.90%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (18.26%) HTML
2 32 (13.28%) J2EE
3 31 (12.86%) CSS
4 26 (10.79%) Ruby on Rails
5 23 (9.54%) SOAP
6 21 (8.71%) Web Services
7 20 (8.30%) Middleware
8 17 (7.05%) REST
9 16 (6.64%) Dropwizard
9 16 (6.64%) Sass
10 14 (5.81%) XML
11 11 (4.56%) EJB
12 10 (4.15%) Swing
12 10 (4.15%) SWT
13 8 (3.32%) jQuery
13 8 (3.32%) XSL
14 7 (2.90%) Hibernate
15 6 (2.49%) JSON
15 6 (2.49%) RESTful
15 6 (2.49%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 21 (8.71%) Visualisation
2 16 (6.64%) Data Centre
3 15 (6.22%) Management Information System
4 14 (5.81%) Clustering
5 10 (4.15%) Mobile App
6 8 (3.32%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (2.90%) Freedom of Information
7 7 (2.90%) Freedom of Information Act
8 5 (2.07%) iPad
8 5 (2.07%) NHS
9 4 (1.66%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (1.66%) Cryptography
10 3 (1.24%) Derivative
10 3 (1.24%) Mainframe
10 3 (1.24%) PKI
10 3 (1.24%) Private Cloud
10 3 (1.24%) User Experience
11 1 (0.41%) CESG
11 1 (0.41%) DTV
11 1 (0.41%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 99 (41.08%) Linux
2 55 (22.82%) Windows
3 46 (19.09%) Solaris
4 17 (7.05%) Mac OS X
5 11 (4.56%) Windows Server
6 7 (2.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (1.66%) Oracle Linux
8 3 (1.24%) AIX
8 3 (1.24%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (1.24%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.41%) Android
10 1 (0.41%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.41%) HPUX
10 1 (0.41%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (16.60%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (13.28%) Configuration Management
3 30 (12.45%) Migration
4 28 (11.62%) ITIL
4 28 (11.62%) Web Development
5 24 (9.96%) Data Migration
5 24 (9.96%) Unit Testing
6 22 (9.13%) DevOps
7 20 (8.30%) ETL
8 19 (7.88%) Enterprise Architecture
8 19 (7.88%) Integration Testing
9 18 (7.47%) Open Source
10 17 (7.05%) Responsive Web Design
10 17 (7.05%) Web Design
11 15 (6.22%) OO
12 14 (5.81%) Capacity Management
12 14 (5.81%) UML
13 11 (4.56%) ITSM
13 11 (4.56%) Project Management
13 11 (4.56%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 106 (43.98%) Java
2 64 (26.56%) Python
3 60 (24.90%) SQL
4 42 (17.43%) Ruby
5 41 (17.01%) JavaScript
5 41 (17.01%) Perl
6 31 (12.86%) Shell Script
7 20 (8.30%) C
7 20 (8.30%) C++
7 20 (8.30%) PL/SQL
8 17 (7.05%) Scala
9 14 (5.81%) Bash Shell
10 13 (5.39%) PowerShell
11 8 (3.32%) C#
12 7 (2.90%) Delphi
12 7 (2.90%) Lua
12 7 (2.90%) PHP
12 7 (2.90%) PL/1
13 3 (1.24%) Ada
14 2 (0.83%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 110 (45.64%) Security Cleared
2 52 (21.58%) DV Cleared
3 46 (19.09%) SC Cleared
4 7 (2.90%) ISEB
5 6 (2.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 5 (2.07%) ISTQB
7 4 (1.66%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (1.66%) CISSP
7 4 (1.66%) Sun Certification
8 2 (0.83%) CREST Certified
8 2 (0.83%) Degree
8 2 (0.83%) GCIA
8 2 (0.83%) GCIH
8 2 (0.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.83%) RHCE
8 2 (0.83%) SANS
9 1 (0.41%) CESG Certified Professional
9 1 (0.41%) CISM
9 1 (0.41%) CLAS
9 1 (0.41%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.15%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (1.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (1.66%) PCI DSS
2 4 (1.66%) QA
2 4 (1.66%) SLA
3 3 (1.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.83%) COBIT
4 2 (0.83%) SSAE 16
5 1 (0.41%) Basel II
5 1 (0.41%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.41%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 11 (4.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (3.73%) Hyper-V
3 7 (2.90%) Active Directory
4 6 (2.49%) Samba
5 5 (2.07%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (1.24%) vSphere
7 2 (0.83%) Snort
8 1 (0.41%) Docker
8 1 (0.41%) Oracle Clusterware
Systems Management
1 26 (10.79%) Puppet
2 24 (9.96%) Oracle RMAN
3 21 (8.71%) NetBackup
4 15 (6.22%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (4.98%) Nagios
5 12 (4.98%) SCCM
6 5 (2.07%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 4 (1.66%) Data Guard
8 3 (1.24%) Ansible
8 3 (1.24%) Nessus
8 3 (1.24%) Nmap
9 2 (0.83%) Control-M
9 2 (0.83%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 2 (0.83%) Oracle ZFS
9 2 (0.83%) RSA enVision
9 2 (0.83%) yum
10 1 (0.41%) Mesos
10 1 (0.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.41%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 85 (35.27%) Oracle
2 30 (12.45%) NetApp
3 29 (12.03%) Red Hat
4 24 (9.96%) Veritas
5 20 (8.30%) Symantec
6 19 (7.88%) VMware
6 19 (7.88%) webMethods
7 15 (6.22%) Sybase
8 12 (4.98%) F5
9 9 (3.73%) Microsoft
10 5 (2.07%) CheckPoint
10 5 (2.07%) Sun
11 4 (1.66%) Endeca
11 4 (1.66%) Google
12 3 (1.24%) LogRhythm
12 3 (1.24%) Qualys
12 3 (1.24%) SAP
13 2 (0.83%) Apple
13 2 (0.83%) HP
13 2 (0.83%) Teradata
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