The table below looks at the statistics for UNIX skills in IT contracts advertised for the Taunton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited UNIX over the 3 months to 1 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 25 18 15
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -3
Contract jobs citing UNIX 8 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 4.85% 1.75% 13.21%
As % of the Operating Systems category 26.67% 4.76% 77.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
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£325 £310 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% +24.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.73 £32.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+3.76% -4.41%
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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 Taunton region.

Operating Systems Category
Taunton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
30 21 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 18.18% 36.84% 16.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 8 2
Average daily rate £325 £310 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% +24.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

UNIX
Jobs Demand Trend in Taunton

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

UNIX Jobs Demand Trend in Taunton

UNIX
Daily Rate Trend in Taunton

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

UNIX Daily Rate Trend in Taunton

UNIX
Hourly Rate Trend in Taunton

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

UNIX Hourly Rate Trend in Taunton

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Taunton

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Taunton 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 6 (66.67%) Oracle
2 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 4 (44.44%) MCP
2 4 (44.44%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) MCSE
2 4 (44.44%) MS Exchange
2 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (44.44%) MCITP
2 4 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (44.44%) SC Cleared
2 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (33.33%) Greenplum
3 3 (33.33%) Big Data
3 3 (33.33%) Oracle ODI
3 3 (33.33%) assyst
3 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 3 (33.33%) Netezza
3 3 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (33.33%) SAN
3 3 (33.33%) HP
3 3 (33.33%) Citrix
3 3 (33.33%) Service Management
3 3 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (33.33%) PL/SQL
3 3 (33.33%) SQL
3 3 (33.33%) DB2
3 3 (33.33%) ITIL

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Taunton 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 4 (44.44%) MS Exchange
1 4 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2003
1 4 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (33.33%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) SAN
2 1 (11.11%) Internet
2 1 (11.11%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (11.11%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 3 (33.33%) DB2
2 3 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (33.33%) Big Data
2 3 (33.33%) Oracle ODI
General
1 2 (22.22%) Front Office
2 1 (11.11%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Developer
1 3 (33.33%) Data Warehouse Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Support Technician
2 2 (22.22%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) Service Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Service Desk Manager
3 1 (11.11%) UNIX Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Server Technician
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Technician
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Technician
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
1 1 (11.11%) CESG
1 1 (11.11%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
1 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
1 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (22.22%) Linux
3 1 (11.11%) SUSE
3 1 (11.11%) AIX
3 1 (11.11%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) ITIL
1 3 (33.33%) Service Management
2 2 (22.22%) Change Management
3 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
3 1 (11.11%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) PL/SQL
1 3 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) MCP
1 4 (44.44%) MCSE
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (44.44%) MCITP
1 4 (44.44%) SC Cleared
1 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (11.11%) Squid
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Oracle
2 3 (33.33%) HP
2 3 (33.33%) Citrix
2 3 (33.33%) Netezza
2 3 (33.33%) Greenplum