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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 34 35 24
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -11
Contract jobs citing UNIX 18 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 5.29% 0.73% 1.46%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.75% 3.13% 6.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 2
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£375 - £211
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 - £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 - £212
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £21.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+72.61% -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
122 64 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 35.88% 23.36% 21.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 31 20
Average daily rate £363 £275 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.81% +37.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £120 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £315
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.65% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 8
Average hourly rate £13.75 £16.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.06% +45.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -13.04%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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 22 (95.65%) Linux
2 19 (82.61%) Windows
3 18 (78.26%) PowerShell
4 17 (73.91%) Python
5 16 (69.57%) Configuration Management
5 16 (69.57%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (69.57%) Ruby
5 16 (69.57%) Puppet
5 16 (69.57%) Microsoft Azure
6 15 (65.22%) Mac OS X
7 14 (60.87%) Shell Script
7 14 (60.87%) Amazon AWS
7 14 (60.87%) Jenkins
7 14 (60.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 12 (52.17%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (52.17%) Ruby on Rails
9 10 (43.48%) Heroku
9 10 (43.48%) Git (software)
10 4 (17.39%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
11 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared
11 3 (13.04%) Cisco
11 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
11 3 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (8.70%) HP
12 2 (8.70%) ISEB
12 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
12 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET
12 2 (8.70%) JSP

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 16 (69.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (60.87%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (43.48%) Heroku
4 4 (17.39%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) HSRP
1 1 (4.35%) Network Security
1 1 (4.35%) MPLS
1 1 (4.35%) BGP
1 1 (4.35%) IPsec
Development Applications
1 14 (60.87%) Jenkins
1 14 (60.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 10 (43.48%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (4.35%) French Language
1 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (43.48%) Developer
2 5 (21.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (21.74%) Linux Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Test Specialist
3 2 (8.70%) Project Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Architect
4 1 (4.35%) Software Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (52.17%) Ruby on Rails
2 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET
2 2 (8.70%) JSP
2 2 (8.70%) HTML
2 2 (8.70%) .NET
3 1 (4.35%) Middleware
Operating Systems
1 22 (95.65%) Linux
2 19 (82.61%) Windows
3 15 (65.22%) Mac OS X
4 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
4 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (4.35%) Android
4 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (69.57%) Configuration Management
1 16 (69.57%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (52.17%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (8.70%) Project Management
3 2 (8.70%) Security Testing
3 2 (8.70%) Test Scripting
3 2 (8.70%) Migration
3 2 (8.70%) Knowledge Management
3 2 (8.70%) Project Planning
4 1 (4.35%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (4.35%) Software Deployment
4 1 (4.35%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 18 (78.26%) PowerShell
2 17 (73.91%) Python
3 16 (69.57%) Ruby
4 14 (60.87%) Shell Script
5 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
6 1 (4.35%) SQL
6 1 (4.35%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
1 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared
1 3 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (8.70%) ISEB
2 2 (8.70%) MCITP
2 2 (8.70%) ISTQB
2 2 (8.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (8.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (4.35%) DV Cleared
3 1 (4.35%) CCIE
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 16 (69.57%) Puppet
2 2 (8.70%) Vagrant
3 1 (4.35%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) Cisco
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.70%) HP
3 1 (4.35%) F5
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle
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