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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 29 39 18
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -21
Contract jobs citing UNIX 27 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 6.49% 0.29% 4.35%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.29% 1.18% 17.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 6
Average daily rate
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£375 £300 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £300 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £300 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £21.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+85.71% -23.63%
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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
140 85 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 33.65% 24.71% 24.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 55 28
Average daily rate £350 £250 £180
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% +38.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £95 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £325 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 8
Average hourly rate £15.63 £16.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.34% +45.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -1.71%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UNIX across the Southampton region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015.

UNIX Daily Rate Histogram 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 5 March 2015, 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 29 (93.55%) Linux
2 26 (83.87%) PowerShell
3 25 (80.65%) Windows
4 22 (70.97%) Python
4 22 (70.97%) Ruby
5 21 (67.74%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (67.74%) Configuration Management
6 20 (64.52%) Microsoft Azure
6 20 (64.52%) Puppet
7 19 (61.29%) Jenkins
7 19 (61.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 19 (61.29%) Mac OS X
7 19 (61.29%) Shell Script
8 18 (58.06%) Amazon AWS
9 14 (45.16%) Ruby on Rails
10 13 (41.94%) Continuous Integration
11 11 (35.48%) Git (software)
11 11 (35.48%) Heroku
12 7 (22.58%) Amazon EC2
13 5 (16.13%) SC Cleared
13 5 (16.13%) Security Cleared
13 5 (16.13%) Cisco
13 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
13 5 (16.13%) Cisco Certification
14 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Certification
14 4 (12.90%) HP
14 4 (12.90%) ISEB
14 4 (12.90%) MS Excel
14 4 (12.90%) ASP.NET
14 4 (12.90%) JSP

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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.

Applications
1 4 (12.90%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.23%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 20 (64.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (58.06%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (35.48%) Heroku
4 7 (22.58%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) MPLS
1 1 (3.23%) BGP
1 1 (3.23%) IPsec
1 1 (3.23%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle ODI
1 1 (3.23%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 19 (61.29%) Jenkins
1 19 (61.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 11 (35.48%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (3.23%) Retail
1 1 (3.23%) French Language
Job Titles
1 15 (48.39%) Developer
2 7 (22.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (19.35%) Linux Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Test Specialist
5 2 (6.45%) Project Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Architect
6 1 (3.23%) Network Architect
6 1 (3.23%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (45.16%) Ruby on Rails
2 4 (12.90%) ASP.NET
2 4 (12.90%) JSP
2 4 (12.90%) HTML
2 4 (12.90%) .NET
3 1 (3.23%) Middleware
Operating Systems
1 29 (93.55%) Linux
2 25 (80.65%) Windows
3 19 (61.29%) Mac OS X
4 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.23%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (67.74%) Agile Software Development
1 21 (67.74%) Configuration Management
2 13 (41.94%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (12.90%) Knowledge Management
3 4 (12.90%) Security Testing
3 4 (12.90%) Test Scripting
4 2 (6.45%) Project Planning
4 2 (6.45%) Migration
4 2 (6.45%) Project Management
5 1 (3.23%) Quality Management
5 1 (3.23%) Business Development
5 1 (3.23%) Time Management
5 1 (3.23%) QMS
5 1 (3.23%) Software Deployment
5 1 (3.23%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (3.23%) DevOps
5 1 (3.23%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (83.87%) PowerShell
2 22 (70.97%) Python
2 22 (70.97%) Ruby
3 19 (61.29%) Shell Script
4 4 (12.90%) JavaScript
5 2 (6.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (16.13%) SC Cleared
1 5 (16.13%) Security Cleared
1 5 (16.13%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (12.90%) ISEB
2 4 (12.90%) MCITP
2 4 (12.90%) ISTQB
2 4 (12.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (12.90%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (3.23%) CCIE
3 1 (3.23%) VCP4
Systems Management
1 20 (64.52%) Puppet
2 2 (6.45%) Vagrant
3 1 (3.23%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 5 (16.13%) Cisco
1 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.90%) HP
3 2 (6.45%) Oracle
4 1 (3.23%) F5