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 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 28 14 14
Rank change year-on-year
-14 0
Contract jobs citing UNIX 7 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 4.27% 1.89% 13.21%
As % of the Operating Systems category 25.00% 5.26% 77.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 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 £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 Taunton region.

Operating Systems Category
Taunton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
28 19 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 17.07% 35.85% 16.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 7 2
Average daily rate £325 £300 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +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 £15.60 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -8.57%

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 21 August 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 5 (55.56%) SC Cleared
2 5 (55.56%) Security Cleared
3 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
3 4 (44.44%) MCP
3 4 (44.44%) Windows
3 4 (44.44%) MCSE
3 4 (44.44%) MS Exchange
3 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (44.44%) MCITP
3 4 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (33.33%) PL/SQL
4 3 (33.33%) SQL
4 3 (33.33%) DB2
4 3 (33.33%) ITIL
4 3 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (33.33%) HP
4 3 (33.33%) Citrix
4 3 (33.33%) SAN
4 3 (33.33%) Service Management
4 3 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (33.33%) assyst
4 3 (33.33%) Netezza
4 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 3 (33.33%) Greenplum
4 3 (33.33%) Big Data
4 3 (33.33%) Oracle ODI

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Data Warehouse Developer
1 3 (33.33%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Support Technician
2 2 (22.22%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Service Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Service Desk Manager
3 1 (11.11%) UNIX Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Technician
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Technician
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Business Analyst
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 1 (11.11%) SUSE
2 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) ITIL
1 3 (33.33%) Service Management
2 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Change Management
3 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
3 1 (11.11%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Use Case
3 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
3 1 (11.11%) UML
3 1 (11.11%) Data Modelling
3 1 (11.11%) Project Management
3 1 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (11.11%) Change Control
3 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
3 1 (11.11%) Quality Management
3 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) PL/SQL
1 3 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) SC Cleared
1 5 (55.56%) Security Cleared
2 4 (44.44%) MCITP
2 4 (44.44%) MCP
2 4 (44.44%) MCSE
2 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 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