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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 63 40 28
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -12
Contract jobs citing UNIX 84 131 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.58% 4.27% 6.03%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.10% 20.03% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 80 83
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£445 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £340
% change year-on-year
- +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 10
Average hourly rate £38.50 £26.50 £42.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.28% -36.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.40 £14.50 £36.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.41 £33.30 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £26.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+32.07% -13.11%
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
641 654 592
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 19.72% 21.31% 24.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 328 301
Average daily rate £338 £336 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.37% -2.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £140 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £310
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 82 80
Average hourly rate £17.00 £14.00 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.35 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £29.65 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 1 April 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 1 April 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 1 April 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 -8 33 £458 +22.13% 9
Bristol 0 25 £400 +14.28% 14
Somerset -3 9 £445 +6.26% 1
Wiltshire -24 9 £348 -0.71% 10
Dorset -7 5 - - 1
Devon - 2 £438 - 2
Cornwall - - - -
UNIX
England

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 93 (47.94%) Linux
2 73 (37.63%) Windows
2 73 (37.63%) Security Cleared
3 59 (30.41%) Java
4 54 (27.84%) DV Cleared
5 53 (27.32%) Python
6 46 (23.71%) SQL
7 45 (23.20%) Oracle
8 42 (21.65%) Perl
8 42 (21.65%) PHP
8 42 (21.65%) Agile Software Development
9 39 (20.10%) Configuration Management
10 35 (18.04%) Bash Shell
11 33 (17.01%) VMware
12 32 (16.49%) Continuous Integration
12 32 (16.49%) Ruby
13 30 (15.46%) Subversion
13 30 (15.46%) OO
14 29 (14.95%) JavaScript
14 29 (14.95%) Release Management
15 25 (12.89%) VMware Infrastructure
15 25 (12.89%) WebSphere
16 24 (12.37%) SC Cleared
16 24 (12.37%) Scrum
16 24 (12.37%) Microsoft
17 23 (11.86%) Red Hat
17 23 (11.86%) Finance
18 22 (11.34%) Migration
18 22 (11.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
18 22 (11.34%) Solaris

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 25 (12.89%) WebSphere
2 15 (7.73%) WebSphere Application Server
3 14 (7.22%) Apache
4 12 (6.19%) JBoss
5 9 (4.64%) WebLogic
6 6 (3.09%) CMS
6 6 (3.09%) IIS
7 5 (2.58%) OpenStack
7 5 (2.58%) Eucalyptus
7 5 (2.58%) SAS
7 5 (2.58%) Tomcat
7 5 (2.58%) MS Exchange
8 4 (2.06%) WebLogic Portal
8 4 (2.06%) WebSphere Portal
9 3 (1.55%) nginx
9 3 (1.55%) GlassFish
10 2 (1.03%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.52%) Lync
11 1 (0.52%) Oracle Application Server
11 1 (0.52%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 5 (2.58%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.55%) MS Office
3 1 (0.52%) MS Project
3 1 (0.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (5.15%) Oracle Applications
2 7 (3.61%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (2.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (1.03%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.55%) SaaS
2 3 (1.55%) PaaS
3 1 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.52%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (9.79%) Firewall
2 18 (9.28%) DNS
3 13 (6.70%) WAN
4 12 (6.19%) LAN
5 7 (3.61%) SAN
5 7 (3.61%) DHCP
6 6 (3.09%) SS7
7 5 (2.58%) SIGTRAN
7 5 (2.58%) Ethernet
7 5 (2.58%) VPN
7 5 (2.58%) IPsec
8 4 (2.06%) LDAP
8 4 (2.06%) TCP/IP
9 3 (1.55%) NAS
9 3 (1.55%) Network Security
9 3 (1.55%) SSL
10 2 (1.03%) LTE
10 2 (1.03%) VLAN
10 2 (1.03%) Wireshark
11 1 (0.52%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (10.31%) MySQL
2 17 (8.76%) Oracle Database
3 16 (8.25%) SQL Server
4 11 (5.67%) Oracle Database 11g
4 11 (5.67%) DB2
5 8 (4.12%) Relational Database
6 7 (3.61%) NoSQL
6 7 (3.61%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (2.06%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (2.06%) RDBMS
7 4 (2.06%) Redis
8 3 (1.55%) Voldemort
8 3 (1.55%) Big Data
8 3 (1.55%) HBase
8 3 (1.55%) MongoDB
8 3 (1.55%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (1.55%) Hadoop
8 3 (1.55%) CouchDB
8 3 (1.55%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.03%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 30 (15.46%) Subversion
2 22 (11.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 22 (11.34%) ClearCase
3 21 (10.82%) Ant
4 19 (9.79%) Maven
5 18 (9.28%) Git (software)
6 17 (8.76%) Apache Ivy
7 9 (4.64%) Jenkins
8 8 (4.12%) LoadRunner
8 8 (4.12%) Oracle APEX
9 7 (3.61%) Hudson
9 7 (3.61%) Rational Functional Tester
10 6 (3.09%) Oracle Forms
11 5 (2.58%) JIRA
12 4 (2.06%) JUnit
13 3 (1.55%) Eclipse RCP
13 3 (1.55%) Eclipse
14 2 (1.03%) Metasploit
14 2 (1.03%) TeamCity
14 2 (1.03%) Selenium
General
1 23 (11.86%) Finance
2 17 (8.76%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.58%) Banking
4 4 (2.06%) Electronics
4 4 (2.06%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.06%) Retail
4 4 (2.06%) Marketing
5 1 (0.52%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.52%) Automotive
5 1 (0.52%) Law
5 1 (0.52%) Legal
Job Titles
1 60 (30.93%) Developer
2 26 (13.40%) Administrator
3 23 (11.86%) Java Developer
3 23 (11.86%) Architect
4 22 (11.34%) Analyst
5 16 (8.25%) Systems Administrator
6 13 (6.70%) Linux Engineer
6 13 (6.70%) UNIX Administrator
7 11 (5.67%) Linux Administrator
7 11 (5.67%) UNIX Systems Administrator
7 11 (5.67%) PHP Developer
7 11 (5.67%) Technical Architect
8 10 (5.15%) Oracle Developer
8 10 (5.15%) DevOps Engineer
9 9 (4.64%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 9 (4.64%) Senior Java Developer
9 9 (4.64%) Test Analyst
9 9 (4.64%) DBA
9 9 (4.64%) Senior Developer
10 8 (4.12%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (9.28%) J2EE
2 13 (6.70%) XML
3 10 (5.15%) WebSphere MQ
3 10 (5.15%) Symfony
4 9 (4.64%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 9 (4.64%) HTML
5 8 (4.12%) .NET
5 8 (4.12%) CSS
6 7 (3.61%) Java EE
7 6 (3.09%) AngularJS
7 6 (3.09%) Laravel
8 4 (2.06%) LAMP
8 4 (2.06%) Web Services
8 4 (2.06%) jQuery
8 4 (2.06%) RESTful
8 4 (2.06%) JSON
8 4 (2.06%) Memcached
9 3 (1.55%) SWT
9 3 (1.55%) .NET Framework
9 3 (1.55%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.15%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (4.64%) Management Information System
3 6 (3.09%) Replication
3 6 (3.09%) Mobile App
4 5 (2.58%) Private Cloud
4 5 (2.58%) Public Cloud
4 5 (2.58%) Client/Server
5 4 (2.06%) DTV
6 3 (1.55%) Freedom of Information Act
6 3 (1.55%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.55%) Freedom of Information
6 3 (1.55%) Open Source
7 2 (1.03%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.03%) Enterprise Cloud
8 1 (0.52%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.52%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.52%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.52%) Derivative
8 1 (0.52%) PKI
8 1 (0.52%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 93 (47.94%) Linux
2 73 (37.63%) Windows
3 22 (11.34%) Solaris
4 18 (9.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (7.22%) AIX
6 9 (4.64%) CentOS
7 6 (3.09%) Debian
8 5 (2.58%) Ubuntu
8 5 (2.58%) Windows 7
9 4 (2.06%) zOS
9 4 (2.06%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (1.55%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (1.55%) Mac OS X
10 3 (1.55%) VMS
11 2 (1.03%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.52%) HPUX
12 1 (0.52%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (21.65%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (20.10%) Configuration Management
3 32 (16.49%) Continuous Integration
4 30 (15.46%) OO
5 29 (14.95%) Release Management
6 24 (12.37%) Scrum
7 22 (11.34%) Migration
8 20 (10.31%) ITIL
9 15 (7.73%) OOD
10 14 (7.22%) Service Management
11 13 (6.70%) DevOps
12 12 (6.19%) User Stories
13 11 (5.67%) Software Engineering
13 11 (5.67%) Test Scripting
14 10 (5.15%) TDD
14 10 (5.15%) Software Testing
15 9 (4.64%) Test Management
15 9 (4.64%) Data Migration
15 9 (4.64%) Business Intelligence
15 9 (4.64%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 59 (30.41%) Java
2 53 (27.32%) Python
3 46 (23.71%) SQL
4 42 (21.65%) Perl
4 42 (21.65%) PHP
5 35 (18.04%) Bash Shell
6 32 (16.49%) Ruby
7 29 (14.95%) JavaScript
8 20 (10.31%) PL/SQL
9 19 (9.79%) C++
9 19 (9.79%) Lua
10 14 (7.22%) Shell Script
11 8 (4.12%) C
12 5 (2.58%) PHP5
13 2 (1.03%) Jython
13 2 (1.03%) Ada
13 2 (1.03%) C#
13 2 (1.03%) Korn
14 1 (0.52%) Erlang
14 1 (0.52%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 73 (37.63%) Security Cleared
2 54 (27.84%) DV Cleared
3 24 (12.37%) SC Cleared
4 12 (6.19%) Sun Certification
5 10 (5.15%) OCPJP
6 8 (4.12%) CCNA
6 8 (4.12%) CISSP
6 8 (4.12%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (3.09%) ISEB
7 6 (3.09%) Degree
8 5 (2.58%) ISTQB
9 4 (2.06%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.03%) CISA
10 2 (1.03%) CISM
10 2 (1.03%) MCSE
10 2 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.52%) PMP
11 1 (0.52%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.52%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.55%) QA
2 2 (1.03%) SLA
2 2 (1.03%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.52%) Basel II
System Software
1 25 (12.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (10.31%) Active Directory
3 7 (3.61%) vSphere
4 6 (3.09%) XenApp
4 6 (3.09%) Hyper-V
5 4 (2.06%) XenServer
5 4 (2.06%) Postfix
5 4 (2.06%) VMware Server
6 3 (1.55%) Xen
6 3 (1.55%) Samba
7 2 (1.03%) Firmware
8 1 (0.52%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.52%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.52%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.52%) NDS
8 1 (0.52%) Snort
Systems Management
1 14 (7.22%) Puppet
2 13 (6.70%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (3.61%) Salt
3 7 (3.61%) Ansible
4 6 (3.09%) NetBackup
5 4 (2.06%) Tivoli
5 4 (2.06%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 3 (1.55%) Bcfg2
6 3 (1.55%) Ganeti
6 3 (1.55%) yum
6 3 (1.55%) CA Single Sign-On
7 2 (1.03%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (1.03%) Nessus
7 2 (1.03%) SELinux
8 1 (0.52%) Linux-HA
8 1 (0.52%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.52%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.52%) SCCM
8 1 (0.52%) SCOM
8 1 (0.52%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 45 (23.20%) Oracle
2 33 (17.01%) VMware
3 24 (12.37%) Microsoft
4 23 (11.86%) Red Hat
5 16 (8.25%) Sun
6 13 (6.70%) IBM
7 11 (5.67%) Cisco
7 11 (5.67%) Citrix
8 7 (3.61%) EMC
8 7 (3.61%) SAP
9 5 (2.58%) NetApp
9 5 (2.58%) Sybase
9 5 (2.58%) Wyse
10 4 (2.06%) HP
10 4 (2.06%) Symantec
10 4 (2.06%) McAfee
10 4 (2.06%) New Relic
11 2 (1.03%) Serena
11 2 (1.03%) Siebel
11 2 (1.03%) Business Objects
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