Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 2017 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
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 36 32
Rank change year-on-year -8 -4 +8
Contract jobs citing Unix 158 201 242
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 3.84% 4.68% 4.90%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.03% 24.45% 25.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 77 162
Berkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £448
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% -10.61% +39.30%
10th Percentile £300 £270 £258
90th Percentile £604 £538 £540
South East median daily rate £438 £400 £409
% change year-on-year +9.38% -2.14% +16.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 0
Berkshire median hourly rate £45.00 £50.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% - -
South East median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +12.00% -6.25% +56.86%

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 789 822 943
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 19.16% 19.12% 19.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 397 442 487
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -3.23% +15.67%
10th Percentile £194 £206 £200
90th Percentile £550 £538 £500
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% +7.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 56 117
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.50 £16.00 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.63% -25.75% +26.50%
10th Percentile £10.75 £12.13 £12.50
90th Percentile £39.75 £50.00 £47.50
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £17.06 £18.75
% change year-on-year +2.58% -9.01% +19.20%

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017. 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 +10 58 £425 +25.93% 13
Slough +11 16 £450 +26.32%
Newbury -7 14 £365 +1.39% 3
Bracknell -23 13 £425 -15.00% 1
Maidenhead -8 12 £413 +3.13% 1
Wokingham +11 4 £625 +117.39%
Windsor - 2 - -
Unix
South East

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Unix also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Unix.

1 86 (54.43%) Linux
2 63 (39.87%) SQL
3 56 (35.44%) Oracle
4 50 (31.65%) Windows
5 37 (23.42%) MySQL
6 36 (22.78%) Java
7 32 (20.25%) Agile Software Development
8 31 (19.62%) JavaScript
9 30 (18.99%) Analytical Skills
10 29 (18.35%) Perl
10 29 (18.35%) Finance
11 28 (17.72%) Shell Script
12 27 (17.09%) Python
12 27 (17.09%) DevOps
13 26 (16.46%) SQL Server
14 25 (15.82%) Scrum
14 25 (15.82%) Jenkins
15 23 (14.56%) Degree
15 23 (14.56%) Computer Science
16 21 (13.29%) .NET
17 20 (12.66%) Apache
17 20 (12.66%) Red Hat
17 20 (12.66%) Amazon AWS
17 20 (12.66%) Mentoring
18 19 (12.03%) Relational Database
18 19 (12.03%) Bash Shell
18 19 (12.03%) Xen
19 18 (11.39%) TCP/IP
19 18 (11.39%) XML
19 18 (11.39%) PHP

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 20 (12.66%) Apache
2 17 (10.76%) Tomcat
3 10 (6.33%) IIS
3 10 (6.33%) Oracle Workflow
4 9 (5.70%) WebLogic
5 6 (3.80%) Apache Spark
6 4 (2.53%) Apache Airflow
6 4 (2.53%) JBoss
6 4 (2.53%) Luigi
7 3 (1.90%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (1.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (1.27%) Jupyter
8 2 (1.27%) nginx
8 2 (1.27%) SharePoint
8 2 (1.27%) TPMS
8 2 (1.27%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.63%) Confluence
9 1 (0.63%) Oracle 10gAS
9 1 (0.63%) WebSphere Process Server
9 1 (0.63%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (2.53%) Pipeline Pilot
2 3 (1.90%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 11 (6.96%) Oracle BPM
1 11 (6.96%) Sonata
2 2 (1.27%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.63%) Exstream
3 1 (0.63%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.63%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 20 (12.66%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (10.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.53%) IaaS
3 4 (2.53%) PaaS
4 3 (1.90%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.90%) SaaS
5 2 (1.27%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.63%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 18 (11.39%) TCP/IP
2 17 (10.76%) DNS
3 16 (10.13%) SAN
4 14 (8.86%) Firewall
5 12 (7.59%) NAS
6 7 (4.43%) HTTP
6 7 (4.43%) Internet
7 4 (2.53%) Diameter Protocol
8 3 (1.90%) 3G
8 3 (1.90%) 4G
8 3 (1.90%) DHCP
8 3 (1.90%) FTP
8 3 (1.90%) Intranet
8 3 (1.90%) LAN
8 3 (1.90%) LTE
8 3 (1.90%) Network Security
8 3 (1.90%) SNMP
8 3 (1.90%) SSH
8 3 (1.90%) VPN
8 3 (1.90%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (23.42%) MySQL
2 26 (16.46%) SQL Server
3 19 (12.03%) Relational Database
4 16 (10.13%) NoSQL
5 9 (5.70%) Oracle Database
6 6 (3.80%) Big Data
6 6 (3.80%) Hadoop
6 6 (3.80%) Oracle Exadata
7 5 (3.16%) Apache Cassandra
7 5 (3.16%) MariaDB
8 4 (2.53%) Data Mining
8 4 (2.53%) KNIME
8 4 (2.53%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (2.53%) RDBMS
9 3 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (1.27%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (1.27%) Apache Hive
10 2 (1.27%) IDMS
11 1 (0.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 25 (15.82%) Jenkins
2 15 (9.49%) Git (software)
3 13 (8.23%) Maven
4 9 (5.70%) Subversion
4 9 (5.70%) TeamCity
5 8 (5.06%) Eclipse
5 8 (5.06%) Selenium
6 7 (4.43%) JIRA
7 5 (3.16%) Cucumber
8 3 (1.90%) Grunt
9 2 (1.27%) Artifactory
9 2 (1.27%) CruiseControl
9 2 (1.27%) Hudson
9 2 (1.27%) Sonatype Nexus
10 1 (0.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.63%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.63%) gulp
10 1 (0.63%) HP UFT
10 1 (0.63%) Metasploit
10 1 (0.63%) SoapUI
General
1 29 (18.35%) Finance
2 13 (8.23%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.16%) Retail
4 4 (2.53%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.27%) Back Office
5 2 (1.27%) Billing
5 2 (1.27%) Electronics
6 1 (0.63%) Legal
6 1 (0.63%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.63%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 42 (26.58%) Developer
2 24 (15.19%) Administrator
3 18 (11.39%) Analyst
4 17 (10.76%) Architect
4 17 (10.76%) DevOps Engineer
4 17 (10.76%) Systems Administrator
5 14 (8.86%) Consultant
6 13 (8.23%) Java Developer
7 12 (7.59%) SQL Developer
8 10 (6.33%) Linux Engineer
9 9 (5.70%) Analyst Programmer
9 9 (5.70%) AWS Engineer
9 9 (5.70%) Programmer
9 9 (5.70%) Senior Analyst
9 9 (5.70%) Senior Analyst Programmer
9 9 (5.70%) Senior Programmer
9 9 (5.70%) Senior Systems Administrator
10 8 (5.06%) PL/SQL Developer
11 7 (4.43%) Technical Architect
11 7 (4.43%) Unix Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (13.29%) .NET
2 18 (11.39%) XML
3 17 (10.76%) HTML
4 16 (10.13%) CSS
5 14 (8.86%) AngularJS
5 14 (8.86%) React
6 13 (8.23%) Drools
6 13 (8.23%) Java EE
6 13 (8.23%) KnockoutJS
6 13 (8.23%) Polymer
7 11 (6.96%) JSON
8 8 (5.06%) jBPM
9 6 (3.80%) J2EE
9 6 (3.80%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 6 (3.80%) Spring
9 6 (3.80%) Web Services
10 5 (3.16%) REST
11 4 (2.53%) LAMP
11 4 (2.53%) Regular Expression
11 4 (2.53%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 30 (18.99%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (14.56%) Computer Science
3 10 (6.33%) Life Science
4 6 (3.80%) Data Centre
4 6 (3.80%) Oracle Exalogic
5 5 (3.16%) Data Structures
5 5 (3.16%) Smart Meter
6 4 (2.53%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.53%) PKI
6 4 (2.53%) Private Cloud
7 3 (1.90%) Clustering
7 3 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.27%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.27%) Derivative
8 2 (1.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (1.27%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.27%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (1.27%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (1.27%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.63%) Cyber Attack
Operating Systems
1 86 (54.43%) Linux
2 50 (31.65%) Windows
3 15 (9.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 15 (9.49%) Solaris
4 10 (6.33%) Debian
5 9 (5.70%) Ubuntu
6 6 (3.80%) SUSE
7 5 (3.16%) AIX
8 4 (2.53%) HPUX
8 4 (2.53%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (1.90%) Windows Server
10 2 (1.27%) CentOS
10 2 (1.27%) OpenVMS
10 2 (1.27%) Oracle Linux
10 2 (1.27%) VME
10 2 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.63%) Amazon Linux
11 1 (0.63%) FreeBSD
11 1 (0.63%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (20.25%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (17.09%) DevOps
3 25 (15.82%) Scrum
4 20 (12.66%) Mentoring
5 15 (9.49%) Project Management
6 14 (8.86%) Workflow
7 13 (8.23%) Defect Management
7 13 (8.23%) TDD
8 12 (7.59%) Contingency Planning
8 12 (7.59%) ETL
8 12 (7.59%) Open Source
9 11 (6.96%) Root Cause Analysis
9 11 (6.96%) Web Development
10 10 (6.33%) Data Analysis
10 10 (6.33%) Systems Analysis
11 9 (5.70%) Load Balancing
12 8 (5.06%) Integration Testing
12 8 (5.06%) OO
12 8 (5.06%) Stochastic Modelling
13 7 (4.43%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 63 (39.87%) SQL
2 36 (22.78%) Java
3 31 (19.62%) JavaScript
4 29 (18.35%) Perl
5 28 (17.72%) Shell Script
6 27 (17.09%) Python
7 19 (12.03%) Bash Shell
8 18 (11.39%) PHP
9 16 (10.13%) C
10 14 (8.86%) PL/SQL
11 13 (8.23%) Ruby
12 12 (7.59%) C++
13 9 (5.70%) C#
14 4 (2.53%) AWK
14 4 (2.53%) sed
14 4 (2.53%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
15 3 (1.90%) COBOL
15 3 (1.90%) Groovy
16 2 (1.27%) Fortran
16 2 (1.27%) Pascal
Qualifications
1 23 (14.56%) Degree
2 17 (10.76%) Security Cleared
3 13 (8.23%) Computer Science Degree
4 9 (5.70%) SC Cleared
5 4 (2.53%) CISSP
5 4 (2.53%) PhD
5 4 (2.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (1.27%) CREST Certified
6 2 (1.27%) GIAC
6 2 (1.27%) HNC
6 2 (1.27%) HND
6 2 (1.27%) MCITP
6 2 (1.27%) MCSE
6 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.27%) MySQL Certification
6 2 (1.27%) OSCP
6 2 (1.27%) RHCE
6 2 (1.27%) SANS
7 1 (0.63%) CCSA
7 1 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.23%) SLA
2 7 (4.43%) QA
3 2 (1.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.63%) COBIT
4 1 (0.63%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (12.03%) Xen
2 8 (5.06%) Docker
2 8 (5.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.16%) vSphere
4 4 (2.53%) Active Directory
4 4 (2.53%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.90%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 3 (1.90%) XenDesktop
5 3 (1.90%) XenServer
6 2 (1.27%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.27%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (1.27%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.63%) Snort
7 1 (0.63%) Squid
7 1 (0.63%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 12 (7.59%) Ansible
1 12 (7.59%) Opscode Chef
1 12 (7.59%) Puppet
2 5 (3.16%) Galera Cluster
2 5 (3.16%) OpenNebula
2 5 (3.16%) Tivoli
3 3 (1.90%) IBM BigFix
3 3 (1.90%) NetBackup
3 3 (1.90%) SELinux
4 2 (1.27%) Control-M
4 2 (1.27%) Data Guard
4 2 (1.27%) Netcool
4 2 (1.27%) Netcool/OMNIbus
4 2 (1.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (1.27%) Salt
4 2 (1.27%) Terraform
5 1 (0.63%) Kibana
5 1 (0.63%) logstash
5 1 (0.63%) Nagios
5 1 (0.63%) yum
Vendors
1 56 (35.44%) Oracle
2 20 (12.66%) Red Hat
3 12 (7.59%) IBM
3 12 (7.59%) Sun
4 11 (6.96%) Microsoft
4 11 (6.96%) VMware
5 9 (5.70%) Cisco
6 7 (4.43%) ArcSight
6 7 (4.43%) HP
7 6 (3.80%) EMC
8 5 (3.16%) Remedy
8 5 (3.16%) SAP
9 4 (2.53%) Citrix
9 4 (2.53%) Dell
9 4 (2.53%) Intel
9 4 (2.53%) Netezza
9 4 (2.53%) RapidMiner
10 3 (1.90%) Brocade
10 3 (1.90%) RedPrairie
10 3 (1.90%) Symantec