The table below looks at the statistics for UNIX skills in IT contracts advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited UNIX over the 3 months to 21 August 2014 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 42 27 35
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +8
Contract jobs citing UNIX 3 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 0.83% 3.05% 2.56%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.80% 12.05% 12.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 5
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£325 £323 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.77% -35.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-3.07% +8.33%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Southampton region.

Operating Systems Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
79 83 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 21.88% 25.30% 20.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 49 25
Average daily rate £335 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £180 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £443 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 14 16
Average hourly rate £27.00 £14.38 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.82% -41.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.15 £10.25 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £21.88 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.60 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -8.57%

UNIX
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing UNIX across the Southampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

UNIX Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

UNIX
Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing UNIX across the Southampton region.

UNIX Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

UNIX
Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing UNIX across the Southampton region.

UNIX Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 9 (60.00%) Linux
2 6 (40.00%) Windows
2 6 (40.00%) VMware
3 5 (33.33%) Oracle
3 5 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (26.67%) SQL
4 4 (26.67%) Python
4 4 (26.67%) Software Engineering
4 4 (26.67%) Bash Shell
5 3 (20.00%) Tomcat
5 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
5 3 (20.00%) Citrix
5 3 (20.00%) SAN
5 3 (20.00%) Shell Script
5 3 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (20.00%) vSphere
6 2 (13.33%) C
6 2 (13.33%) PL/SQL
6 2 (13.33%) IIS
6 2 (13.33%) SAP
6 2 (13.33%) Web Services
6 2 (13.33%) Solaris
6 2 (13.33%) Apache
6 2 (13.33%) LDAP
6 2 (13.33%) LAN
6 2 (13.33%) WAN
6 2 (13.33%) Cisco
6 2 (13.33%) IBM
6 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
6 2 (13.33%) IPv4

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 3 (20.00%) Tomcat
2 2 (13.33%) IIS
2 2 (13.33%) Apache
2 2 (13.33%) WebSphere
3 1 (6.67%) WebLogic
3 1 (6.67%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (20.00%) SAN
2 2 (13.33%) iSCSI
2 2 (13.33%) NAS
2 2 (13.33%) Fibre Channel
2 2 (13.33%) LDAP
2 2 (13.33%) LAN
2 2 (13.33%) WAN
2 2 (13.33%) IPv4
3 1 (6.67%) DNS
3 1 (6.67%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
2 1 (6.67%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 1 (6.67%) MySQL
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Navigator
2 1 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (6.67%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (6.67%) Jenkins
2 1 (6.67%) JUnit
2 1 (6.67%) Toad
2 1 (6.67%) LoadRunner
2 1 (6.67%) Introscope
2 1 (6.67%) HttpUnit
2 1 (6.67%) Selenium
2 1 (6.67%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Test Leader
3 2 (13.33%) Test Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Administrator
3 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Java Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Software Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Web Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) UNIX Systems Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) UNIX Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) SAS Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Java Web Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) Web Services
2 1 (6.67%) Middleware
2 1 (6.67%) Spring
2 1 (6.67%) Java EE
2 1 (6.67%) .NET
2 1 (6.67%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) MPEG
1 1 (6.67%) Firmware
1 1 (6.67%) Smartcard
1 1 (6.67%) DTV
1 1 (6.67%) STB
Operating Systems
1 9 (60.00%) Linux
2 6 (40.00%) Windows
3 2 (13.33%) Solaris
3 2 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle Linux
4 1 (6.67%) Mac OS X
4 1 (6.67%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Software Engineering
2 3 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (13.33%) Scrum
3 2 (13.33%) DevOps
4 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (6.67%) TDD
4 1 (6.67%) Automated Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Migration
4 1 (6.67%) SOA
4 1 (6.67%) Project Management
4 1 (6.67%) Software Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Project Planning
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Test Scripting
4 1 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
4 1 (6.67%) Test Strategy
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) SQL
1 4 (26.67%) Python
1 4 (26.67%) Bash Shell
2 3 (20.00%) Shell Script
3 2 (13.33%) Korn
3 2 (13.33%) C
3 2 (13.33%) PL/SQL
3 2 (13.33%) PowerShell
4 1 (6.67%) Java
4 1 (6.67%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) ISEB
1 1 (6.67%) ISTQB
1 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (6.67%) DV Cleared
1 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (20.00%) vSphere
3 2 (13.33%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (13.33%) VMware ESX
4 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
4 1 (6.67%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) Tivoli
1 2 (13.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (6.67%) Puppet
2 1 (6.67%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) VMware
2 5 (33.33%) Oracle
3 3 (20.00%) Citrix
4 2 (13.33%) Hitachi
4 2 (13.33%) NetApp
4 2 (13.33%) SAP
4 2 (13.33%) Cisco
4 2 (13.33%) IBM
4 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (13.33%) Brocade
4 2 (13.33%) EMC
5 1 (6.67%) HP
5 1 (6.67%) CA
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