Period
to 15 February 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for Unix skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Unix over the 6 months to 15 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Unix
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
15 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 110 52 47
Rank change year-on-year -58 -5 -4
Contract jobs citing Unix 69 152 142
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.64% 3.77% 3.55%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.18% 18.23% 22.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 82 59
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% - +4.94%
10th Percentile £215 £313 £270
90th Percentile £626 £551 £625
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 8
Berkshire median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -10.00% +177.78%
10th Percentile £42.50 £31.70 £44.75
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £51.50
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £37.75
% change year-on-year -5.56% +19.21% -12.21%

Unix is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 678 834 637
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 16.16% 20.69% 15.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 341 452 332
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.84% -4.67%
10th Percentile £156 £187 £206
90th Percentile £575 £588 £549
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 52 58
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.50 £12.00 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.17% -32.39% -42.56%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.20 £12.00
90th Percentile £47.00 £38.93 £54.13
South East median hourly rate £16.18 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -7.57% +9.38% -17.95%

Unix
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing Unix as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Unix in Berkshire

Unix
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Unix in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Unix in Berkshire

Unix
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unix in Berkshire over the 6 months to 15 February 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unix in Berkshire

Unix
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix in Berkshire

Unix
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 15 February 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -34 24 £450 +5.88% 17
Newbury -3 14 £350 -6.67% 4
Slough -19 11 £450 +20.00% 2
Bracknell -8 10 £238 -44.12% 3
Wokingham -3 5 £375 -40.00% 2
Windsor +6 1 - -
Maidenhead -5 1 £550 +29.41% 1
Unix
South East

For the 6 months to 15 February 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Unix also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Unix.

1 42 (60.87%) Linux
2 29 (42.03%) Oracle
3 25 (36.23%) Windows
4 22 (31.88%) SQL
4 22 (31.88%) Telecoms
5 18 (26.09%) Firewall
5 18 (26.09%) VMware
6 17 (24.64%) ITIL
6 17 (24.64%) Cisco
7 12 (17.39%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (15.94%) Red Hat
8 11 (15.94%) Solaris
8 11 (15.94%) Data Centre
9 10 (14.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (14.49%) IBM
9 10 (14.49%) LAN
9 10 (14.49%) TCP/IP
9 10 (14.49%) Sun
9 10 (14.49%) Oracle RAC
9 10 (14.49%) Security Cleared
10 9 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
10 9 (13.04%) SC Cleared
10 9 (13.04%) Microsoft
10 9 (13.04%) Python
10 9 (13.04%) Java
10 9 (13.04%) Oracle Database
11 8 (11.59%) IaaS
11 8 (11.59%) Ansible
11 8 (11.59%) VMware ESXi

Unix
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (10.14%) WebLogic
2 3 (4.35%) JBoss
2 3 (4.35%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.90%) Apache
3 2 (2.90%) nginx
3 2 (2.90%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.45%) Apache Pig
4 1 (1.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.45%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.45%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.35%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (2.90%) Oracle BRM
2 2 (2.90%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 8 (11.59%) IaaS
2 7 (10.14%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (7.25%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (4.35%) PaaS
4 3 (4.35%) SaaS
5 1 (1.45%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.45%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.45%) AWS CodePipeline
5 1 (1.45%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.45%) GitHub
5 1 (1.45%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.45%) Office 365
5 1 (1.45%) OpenShift
5 1 (1.45%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 18 (26.09%) Firewall
2 10 (14.49%) LAN
2 10 (14.49%) TCP/IP
3 7 (10.14%) DNS
3 7 (10.14%) WAN
4 6 (8.70%) VPN
5 5 (7.25%) HTTP
5 5 (7.25%) Internet
5 5 (7.25%) Radio Access Network
6 4 (5.80%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (5.80%) SSL
6 4 (5.80%) VoIP
7 3 (4.35%) BGP
7 3 (4.35%) DWDM
7 3 (4.35%) EIGRP
7 3 (4.35%) MPLS
7 3 (4.35%) OSPF
7 3 (4.35%) RIP
7 3 (4.35%) SAN
7 3 (4.35%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.04%) Oracle Database
2 5 (7.25%) Relational Database
3 4 (5.80%) Hadoop
3 4 (5.80%) SQL Server
4 3 (4.35%) Oracle Database 12c
4 3 (4.35%) Oracle Exadata
5 2 (2.90%) Big Data
5 2 (2.90%) HBase
5 2 (2.90%) MySQL
5 2 (2.90%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.90%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.45%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.45%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.45%) DTS
6 1 (1.45%) Mahout
6 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.45%) Oracle8/8i Database
6 1 (1.45%) Parquet
6 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (1.45%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 3 (4.35%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.90%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.90%) JIRA
2 2 (2.90%) Subversion
3 1 (1.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.45%) Bitbucket
3 1 (1.45%) Gradle
3 1 (1.45%) Maven
3 1 (1.45%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (1.45%) ProC
3 1 (1.45%) Rational Rose
3 1 (1.45%) SoapUI
General
1 22 (31.88%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.35%) Finance
3 2 (2.90%) Billing
3 2 (2.90%) General Ledger
3 2 (2.90%) Retail
4 1 (1.45%) Banking
4 1 (1.45%) Electronics
4 1 (1.45%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (13.04%) Developer
2 7 (10.14%) Architect
3 6 (8.70%) Consultant
3 6 (8.70%) Linux Engineer
3 6 (8.70%) Network Engineer
3 6 (8.70%) Unix Engineer
4 5 (7.25%) DevOps Engineer
4 5 (7.25%) Oracle Architect
4 5 (7.25%) Unix Linux Engineer
5 4 (5.80%) Administrator
5 4 (5.80%) Analyst
5 4 (5.80%) Build Engineer
5 4 (5.80%) OSS Engineer
5 4 (5.80%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (4.35%) Applications Support
6 3 (4.35%) DBA
6 3 (4.35%) Java Developer
6 3 (4.35%) Linux Administrator
6 3 (4.35%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 3 (4.35%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.80%) HTML
1 4 (5.80%) LDAP
1 4 (5.80%) Middleware
1 4 (5.80%) Oracle GoldenGate
1 4 (5.80%) XML
2 3 (4.35%) JSON
2 3 (4.35%) Oracle Fusion
2 3 (4.35%) REST
2 3 (4.35%) Spring
3 2 (2.90%) Ajax
3 2 (2.90%) HTML5
3 2 (2.90%) Node.js
4 1 (1.45%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (1.45%) Java EE
4 1 (1.45%) OAuth
4 1 (1.45%) OpenID
4 1 (1.45%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (1.45%) RESTful
4 1 (1.45%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (1.45%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.94%) Data Centre
2 6 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (7.25%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (5.80%) DataPower
4 4 (5.80%) Linux Command Line
4 4 (5.80%) Replication
5 3 (4.35%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.90%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (2.90%) IPTV
6 2 (2.90%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.45%) Clustering
7 1 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.45%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (1.45%) HACMP
7 1 (1.45%) LPAR
7 1 (1.45%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.45%) RIA
7 1 (1.45%) Smart Meter
7 1 (1.45%) Verilog
7 1 (1.45%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 42 (60.87%) Linux
2 25 (36.23%) Windows
3 11 (15.94%) Solaris
4 10 (14.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (11.59%) Windows Server
6 6 (8.70%) AIX
7 5 (7.25%) OpenVMS
7 5 (7.25%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (2.90%) HPUX
8 2 (2.90%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (1.45%) Android
9 1 (1.45%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.45%) CentOS
9 1 (1.45%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (1.45%) Debian
9 1 (1.45%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.45%) Windows 10
9 1 (1.45%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (24.64%) ITIL
2 12 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (11.59%) Service Management
4 6 (8.70%) Computer Science
4 6 (8.70%) Configuration Management
4 6 (8.70%) DevOps
4 6 (8.70%) High Availability
4 6 (8.70%) Problem Management
5 5 (7.25%) Load Balancing
5 5 (7.25%) Scrum
6 4 (5.80%) ITSM
6 4 (5.80%) Migration
6 4 (5.80%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (4.35%) Analytics
7 3 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (4.35%) Change Management
7 3 (4.35%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (4.35%) Network Monitoring
7 3 (4.35%) Project Management
7 3 (4.35%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 22 (31.88%) SQL
2 9 (13.04%) Java
2 9 (13.04%) Python
3 8 (11.59%) C
4 7 (10.14%) Perl
5 6 (8.70%) PL/SQL
5 6 (8.70%) Shell Script
6 5 (7.25%) Bash Shell
6 5 (7.25%) C++
7 3 (4.35%) JavaScript
7 3 (4.35%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.90%) C#
8 2 (2.90%) Fortran
8 2 (2.90%) Korn
8 2 (2.90%) PHP
9 1 (1.45%) Ruby
9 1 (1.45%) Tcl
9 1 (1.45%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 12 (17.39%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (14.49%) Security Cleared
3 9 (13.04%) SC Cleared
4 8 (11.59%) CCNA
5 7 (10.14%) Degree
6 6 (8.70%) CCNP
7 4 (5.80%) CCIE
7 4 (5.80%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (4.35%) BC Cleared
8 3 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (4.35%) CCIP
8 3 (4.35%) JNCIS
9 2 (2.90%) PMI Certification
9 2 (2.90%) PMP
10 1 (1.45%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (1.45%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.14%) SLA
2 4 (5.80%) QA
3 2 (2.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.45%) GPG13
4 1 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (14.49%) Oracle RAC
2 9 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (11.59%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (7.25%) vSphere
5 4 (5.80%) Docker
5 4 (5.80%) KVM
6 3 (4.35%) Active Directory
6 3 (4.35%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (4.35%) Xen
6 3 (4.35%) XenApp
7 2 (2.90%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (2.90%) HDFS
7 2 (2.90%) Hyper-V
7 2 (2.90%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (1.45%) Firmware
8 1 (1.45%) iptables
8 1 (1.45%) Postfix
8 1 (1.45%) Squid
8 1 (1.45%) VMware NSX
8 1 (1.45%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 8 (11.59%) Ansible
2 6 (8.70%) Data Guard
3 4 (5.80%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (5.80%) Puppet
4 3 (4.35%) Kubernetes
4 3 (4.35%) Oracle RMAN
4 3 (4.35%) Terraform
5 2 (2.90%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 2 (2.90%) Hadoop YARN
5 2 (2.90%) Salt
5 2 (2.90%) vCenter Server
6 1 (1.45%) Ambari
6 1 (1.45%) Automic
6 1 (1.45%) BladeLogic
6 1 (1.45%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (1.45%) Netcool
6 1 (1.45%) Oozie
6 1 (1.45%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (1.45%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (1.45%) vMotion
Vendors
1 29 (42.03%) Oracle
2 18 (26.09%) VMware
3 17 (24.64%) Cisco
4 11 (15.94%) Red Hat
5 10 (14.49%) IBM
5 10 (14.49%) Sun
6 9 (13.04%) Microsoft
7 6 (8.70%) Dell
8 5 (7.25%) HP
8 5 (7.25%) Juniper
8 5 (7.25%) NetApp
9 4 (5.80%) BMC
9 4 (5.80%) CheckPoint
9 4 (5.80%) Citrix
9 4 (5.80%) Crossbeam
9 4 (5.80%) F5
9 4 (5.80%) Huawei
10 3 (4.35%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 3 (4.35%) Nortel
10 3 (4.35%) SAP