Period
to 20 September 2018

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 20 September 2018 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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 66 57 39
Rank change year-on-year -9 -18 -9
Contract jobs citing Unix 112 110 202
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.89% 2.74% 4.36%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.07% 15.45% 22.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 50 87
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% -11.11%
10th Percentile £269 £300 £285
90th Percentile £563 £544 £538
South East median daily rate £450 £432 £420
% change year-on-year +4.29% +2.74% +2.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Berkshire median hourly rate £19.00 £43.25 £28.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.07% +53.10% -
10th Percentile £18.50 £40.93 £21.03
90th Percentile £19.50 £46.98 £36.08
South East median hourly rate £38.50 £41.50 £49.50
% change year-on-year -7.23% -16.16% +32.00%

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 656 712 899
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 16.90% 17.71% 19.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 353 358 484
Berkshire median daily rate £403 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.21% +4.00% -3.85%
10th Percentile £155 £204 £213
90th Percentile £550 £550 £538
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.13% +5.26% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 58 64
Berkshire median hourly rate £18.25 £13.88 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.53% +11.00% -42.00%
10th Percentile £8.00 £11.10 £10.58
90th Percentile £44.93 £39.83 £41.00
South East median hourly rate £17.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.43% - -

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 20 September 2018.

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 20 September 2018. 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 -4 53 £440 +3.53% 15
Wokingham - 13 £400 -
Newbury -1 12 £400 +21.21% 1
Slough -2 11 £300 -7.69% 6
Bracknell 0 4 £265 -3.64% 1
Maidenhead +3 3 £281 -19.64%
Windsor +6 1 - -
Unix
South East

For the 6 months to 20 September 2018, 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 64 (57.14%) Oracle
2 61 (54.46%) Linux
3 41 (36.61%) Windows
4 37 (33.04%) SQL
5 35 (31.25%) Python
6 28 (25.00%) Telecoms
7 24 (21.43%) Java
8 21 (18.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 18 (16.07%) Bash Shell
9 18 (16.07%) Red Hat
9 18 (16.07%) Agile Software Development
10 17 (15.18%) DevOps
10 17 (15.18%) Linux Command Line
11 16 (14.29%) Puppet
11 16 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
11 16 (14.29%) Firewall
12 15 (13.39%) Degree
12 15 (13.39%) SLA
12 15 (13.39%) Security Cleared
12 15 (13.39%) Relational Database
12 15 (13.39%) Opscode Chef
12 15 (13.39%) Oracle Database
13 14 (12.50%) Ansible
13 14 (12.50%) Docker
13 14 (12.50%) SC Cleared
13 14 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
14 13 (11.61%) Computer Science
14 13 (11.61%) HP
14 13 (11.61%) Configuration Management
14 13 (11.61%) XML

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 8 (7.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 7 (6.25%) Apache
3 5 (4.46%) Oracle Workflow
3 5 (4.46%) Tomcat
4 4 (3.57%) CMS
4 4 (3.57%) JBoss
4 4 (3.57%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.79%) IBM Notes
5 2 (1.79%) IIS
5 2 (1.79%) Oracle Service Bus
5 2 (1.79%) PowerExchange
6 1 (0.89%) nginx
6 1 (0.89%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (1.79%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (8.04%) Sonata
2 5 (4.46%) Oracle BPM
3 4 (3.57%) Infor M3
4 3 (2.68%) BusinessWorks
4 3 (2.68%) TIBCO iProcess
5 1 (0.89%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.89%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 16 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (10.71%) Amazon EC2
2 12 (10.71%) AWS CloudFormation
2 12 (10.71%) AWS Lambda
2 12 (10.71%) Serverless
3 9 (8.04%) IaaS
4 8 (7.14%) AWS CodePipeline
5 4 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (2.68%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (1.79%) Office 365
8 1 (0.89%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.89%) BlazeMeter
8 1 (0.89%) Oracle Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (14.29%) Firewall
2 7 (6.25%) DNS
3 6 (5.36%) TCP/IP
4 5 (4.46%) Internet
5 4 (3.57%) HTTP
5 4 (3.57%) LAN
5 4 (3.57%) SSH
5 4 (3.57%) WAN
6 2 (1.79%) BGP
6 2 (1.79%) DWDM
6 2 (1.79%) EIGRP
6 2 (1.79%) ICMP
6 2 (1.79%) MPLS
6 2 (1.79%) OSPF
6 2 (1.79%) RIP
6 2 (1.79%) SDH
6 2 (1.79%) SNMP
6 2 (1.79%) VPLS
6 2 (1.79%) VPN
6 2 (1.79%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (13.39%) Oracle Database
1 15 (13.39%) Relational Database
2 8 (7.14%) RDBMS
3 7 (6.25%) MySQL
3 7 (6.25%) NoSQL
4 4 (3.57%) Big Data
4 4 (3.57%) Hadoop
4 4 (3.57%) SQL Server
5 3 (2.68%) CouchDB
6 2 (1.79%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.79%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.79%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.79%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.89%) DB2
7 1 (0.89%) KNIME
7 1 (0.89%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.89%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.89%) Oracle Discoverer
7 1 (0.89%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 12 (10.71%) Git (software)
2 9 (8.04%) Jenkins
3 8 (7.14%) SoapUI
4 7 (6.25%) JIRA
5 4 (3.57%) LoadRunner
5 4 (3.57%) PowerBuilder
5 4 (3.57%) ProC
5 4 (3.57%) PVCS
6 3 (2.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (2.68%) Cucumber
6 3 (2.68%) Eclipse
6 3 (2.68%) JUnit
6 3 (2.68%) Maven
6 3 (2.68%) Rational Rose
6 3 (2.68%) Subversion
7 2 (1.79%) Ant
7 2 (1.79%) Bitbucket
7 2 (1.79%) IntelliJ
7 2 (1.79%) Selenium
7 2 (1.79%) TeamCity
General
1 28 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 12 (10.71%) Finance
3 2 (1.79%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.89%) Legal
Job Titles
1 24 (21.43%) Developer
2 14 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
3 12 (10.71%) AWS DevOps
3 12 (10.71%) AWS DevOps Engineer
3 12 (10.71%) AWS Engineer
3 12 (10.71%) Consultant
3 12 (10.71%) Support Engineer
4 10 (8.93%) OSS Engineer
4 10 (8.93%) OSS Support Engineer
5 9 (8.04%) Analyst
5 9 (8.04%) Python Developer
6 8 (7.14%) Administrator
6 8 (7.14%) DBA
7 6 (5.36%) Java Developer
7 6 (5.36%) Test Analyst
8 5 (4.46%) Architect
8 5 (4.46%) Integration Analyst
8 5 (4.46%) Integration Test Analyst
8 5 (4.46%) Systems Administrator
9 4 (3.57%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (11.61%) XML
2 12 (10.71%) Node.js
3 8 (7.14%) Middleware
3 8 (7.14%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 7 (6.25%) REST
4 7 (6.25%) SOAP
5 5 (4.46%) J2EE
5 5 (4.46%) Web Services
6 4 (3.57%) RESTful
6 4 (3.57%) STL
7 3 (2.68%) JSON
7 3 (2.68%) TIBCO EMS
8 2 (1.79%) Ajax
8 2 (1.79%) EJB
8 2 (1.79%) Java EE
8 2 (1.79%) JDBC
8 2 (1.79%) JNDI
8 2 (1.79%) Spring
8 2 (1.79%) XSD
8 2 (1.79%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 17 (15.18%) Linux Command Line
2 13 (11.61%) Computer Science
3 9 (8.04%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (8.04%) Replication
4 7 (6.25%) Smart Meter
5 4 (3.57%) Data Centre
6 3 (2.68%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.68%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.79%) Clustering
7 2 (1.79%) CMDB
7 2 (1.79%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.89%) IPTV
8 1 (0.89%) LPAR
8 1 (0.89%) Optoelectronics
8 1 (0.89%) PKI
8 1 (0.89%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (0.89%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.89%) STB
8 1 (0.89%) User Experience
8 1 (0.89%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 61 (54.46%) Linux
2 41 (36.61%) Windows
3 21 (18.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 13 (11.61%) OpenVMS
5 9 (8.04%) Solaris
6 6 (5.36%) CentOS
7 5 (4.46%) Windows Server
8 4 (3.57%) Debian
9 3 (2.68%) AIX
9 3 (2.68%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (16.07%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (15.18%) DevOps
3 14 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
4 13 (11.61%) Configuration Management
5 12 (10.71%) Project Management
6 11 (9.82%) Workflow
7 10 (8.93%) Data Analysis
7 10 (8.93%) ITSM
8 9 (8.04%) Incident Management
8 9 (8.04%) ITIL
9 8 (7.14%) SOA
9 8 (7.14%) Test Automation
10 7 (6.25%) SDLC
10 7 (6.25%) Wealth Management
11 6 (5.36%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (4.46%) Integration Testing
12 5 (4.46%) Open Source
12 5 (4.46%) Problem Management
12 5 (4.46%) System Integration Testing
12 5 (4.46%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 37 (33.04%) SQL
2 35 (31.25%) Python
3 24 (21.43%) Java
4 18 (16.07%) Bash Shell
5 11 (9.82%) JavaScript
6 10 (8.93%) C++
7 9 (8.04%) C
8 8 (7.14%) PL/SQL
9 6 (5.36%) Perl
9 6 (5.36%) Shell Script
10 4 (3.57%) Fortran
11 3 (2.68%) VBScript
12 2 (1.79%) C#
12 2 (1.79%) Go
12 2 (1.79%) Groovy
12 2 (1.79%) Korn
12 2 (1.79%) PHP
13 1 (0.89%) Ruby
13 1 (0.89%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (13.39%) Degree
1 15 (13.39%) Security Cleared
2 14 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 9 (8.04%) MOS
4 5 (4.46%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (3.57%) CCNA
6 3 (2.68%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (1.79%) BC Cleared
7 2 (1.79%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.79%) CCIP
7 2 (1.79%) CCNP
7 2 (1.79%) CISSP
7 2 (1.79%) JNCIS
8 1 (0.89%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.89%) CEH
8 1 (0.89%) CESG Certified Professional
8 1 (0.89%) CISA
8 1 (0.89%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (13.39%) SLA
2 2 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.89%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (0.89%) GPG13
3 1 (0.89%) ISO 31000
3 1 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27005
3 1 (0.89%) QA
System Software
1 14 (12.50%) Docker
2 6 (5.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.68%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.79%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.79%) NFS
4 2 (1.79%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (1.79%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.89%) iptables
5 1 (0.89%) Postfix
5 1 (0.89%) Squid
5 1 (0.89%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (14.29%) Puppet
2 15 (13.39%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (12.50%) Ansible
4 12 (10.71%) Kubernetes
4 12 (10.71%) Salt
4 12 (10.71%) Terraform
5 10 (8.93%) Packer
6 3 (2.68%) Netcool
6 3 (2.68%) SELinux
7 2 (1.79%) Data Guard
7 2 (1.79%) TIBCO Hawk
8 1 (0.89%) HP ALM
8 1 (0.89%) Nessus
8 1 (0.89%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.89%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 64 (57.14%) Oracle
2 18 (16.07%) Red Hat
3 13 (11.61%) HP
4 11 (9.82%) Sun
5 10 (8.93%) IBM
6 9 (8.04%) Cisco
6 9 (8.04%) FNZ
6 9 (8.04%) Huawei
7 8 (7.14%) AppDynamics
7 8 (7.14%) VMware
8 5 (4.46%) Citrix
8 5 (4.46%) Tekelec
9 4 (3.57%) Juniper
9 4 (3.57%) Microsoft
9 4 (3.57%) NetApp
9 4 (3.57%) Sandvine
10 3 (2.68%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 3 (2.68%) Dell
10 3 (2.68%) Nokia
10 3 (2.68%) TIBCO