Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 90 63 61
Rank change year-on-year -27 -2 -21
Contract jobs citing Unix 89 110 110
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.17% 2.84% 2.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.06% 17.00% 15.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 65 50
Berkshire median daily rate £438 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +13.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £285 £267 £300
90th Percentile £605 £563 £544
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £432
% change year-on-year - +4.29% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Berkshire median hourly rate - £19.00 £43.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -56.07% +53.10%
South East median hourly rate £14.00 £38.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year -63.64% -7.23% -16.16%

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 738 647 718
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 17.96% 16.71% 17.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 374 348 362
Berkshire median daily rate £413 £401 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.80% +3.15% +3.73%
10th Percentile £150 £158 £200
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
South East median daily rate £400 £413 £400
% change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 48 59
Berkshire median hourly rate £23.00 £18.25 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.03% +32.73% +10.00%
10th Percentile £12.00 £8.00 £11.15
90th Percentile £82.50 £44.50 £39.80
South East median hourly rate £18.16 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +0.89% +2.86% -1.41%

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 21 September 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 21 September 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 -33 33 £513 +16.81% 4
Newbury +3 17 £450 +12.50% 2
Bracknell +5 8 £375 +41.51% 6
Slough -7 4 £425 +41.67% 3
Maidenhead +8 3 £325 +15.56%
Wokingham -8 1 - - 6
Ascot - 1 £133 -
Unix
South East

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 (47.19%) Oracle
2 40 (44.94%) SQL
3 37 (41.57%) Windows
3 37 (41.57%) Linux
4 36 (40.45%) Java
5 33 (37.08%) Shell Script
6 31 (34.83%) Agile Software Development
7 29 (32.58%) Telecoms
8 24 (26.97%) PL/SQL
8 24 (26.97%) Python
9 23 (25.84%) Oracle Database
10 22 (24.72%) Microsoft
11 17 (19.10%) Migration
12 16 (17.98%) Jenkins
13 15 (16.85%) Azure
13 15 (16.85%) JIRA
13 15 (16.85%) IBM
14 14 (15.73%) Apache
14 14 (15.73%) Continuous Integration
14 14 (15.73%) Problem-Solving
15 13 (14.61%) SaaS
15 13 (14.61%) PaaS
15 13 (14.61%) VMware
15 13 (14.61%) JavaScript
16 12 (13.48%) SOA
16 12 (13.48%) VMware Infrastructure
16 12 (13.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 12 (13.48%) DevOps
16 12 (13.48%) Kubernetes
17 11 (12.36%) Perl

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 14 (15.73%) Apache
2 12 (13.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 10 (11.24%) iPlanet
4 9 (10.11%) Confluence
5 5 (5.62%) WebSphere
6 4 (4.49%) Commerce Server
6 4 (4.49%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (3.37%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (3.37%) WebLogic
8 2 (2.25%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (2.25%) Tomcat
9 1 (1.12%) Apache Airflow
9 1 (1.12%) Apache Spark
9 1 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (1.12%) MS Exchange
9 1 (1.12%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (1.12%) FileZilla
1 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.12%) Notepad++
1 1 (1.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (12.36%) CSG Singleview
2 10 (11.24%) BusinessWorks
2 10 (11.24%) Sonata
3 1 (1.12%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 15 (16.85%) Azure
2 13 (14.61%) PaaS
2 13 (14.61%) SaaS
3 10 (11.24%) IBM Blueworks
4 9 (10.11%) GitHub
5 8 (8.99%) Apigee
5 8 (8.99%) AWS
6 3 (3.37%) IaaS
7 2 (2.25%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (2.25%) GCP
8 1 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (1.12%) Amazon S3
8 1 (1.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.87%) SAN
2 6 (6.74%) DVB
2 6 (6.74%) Firewall
2 6 (6.74%) LAN
2 6 (6.74%) WAN
3 4 (4.49%) DHCP
3 4 (4.49%) Diameter Protocol
3 4 (4.49%) DNS
3 4 (4.49%) SDH
4 3 (3.37%) 3GPP
4 3 (3.37%) ATM
4 3 (3.37%) CDMA
4 3 (3.37%) ISUP
4 3 (3.37%) Megaco
4 3 (3.37%) Network Security
4 3 (3.37%) PSTN
4 3 (3.37%) Software-Defined Networking
4 3 (3.37%) TCP/IP
4 3 (3.37%) UMTS
4 3 (3.37%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (25.84%) Oracle Database
2 10 (11.24%) Oracle Database 10g
2 10 (11.24%) RDBMS
2 10 (11.24%) Relational Database
3 5 (5.62%) MongoDB
4 3 (3.37%) Big Data
4 3 (3.37%) MySQL
5 2 (2.25%) Hadoop
5 2 (2.25%) MS Access
5 2 (2.25%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.25%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (2.25%) Redis
5 2 (2.25%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.12%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.12%) HBase
6 1 (1.12%) PowerCenter
6 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.12%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 16 (17.98%) Jenkins
2 15 (16.85%) JIRA
3 10 (11.24%) Eclipse
4 9 (10.11%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (2.25%) Ant
5 2 (2.25%) Git (software)
5 2 (2.25%) JMeter
5 2 (2.25%) Maven
5 2 (2.25%) SoapUI
5 2 (2.25%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (2.25%) Toad
6 1 (1.12%) JProfiler
6 1 (1.12%) NetBeans
6 1 (1.12%) PowerBuilder
6 1 (1.12%) PVCS
6 1 (1.12%) Rational Rose
6 1 (1.12%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (1.12%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.12%) XMLSpy
General
1 29 (32.58%) Telecoms
2 10 (11.24%) Billing
3 7 (7.87%) Finance
4 3 (3.37%) French Language
4 3 (3.37%) German Language
5 2 (2.25%) Back Office
5 2 (2.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (21.35%) Consultant
2 10 (11.24%) Architect
3 8 (8.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (7.87%) Analyst
4 7 (7.87%) Migration Engineer
5 6 (6.74%) Developer
5 6 (6.74%) Integration Architect
5 6 (6.74%) Test Engineer
5 6 (6.74%) Unix Engineer
5 6 (6.74%) Unix Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (4.49%) Administrator
6 4 (4.49%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 4 (4.49%) Domain Architect
6 4 (4.49%) Lead Architect
6 4 (4.49%) Security Analyst
6 4 (4.49%) Technical Consultant
7 3 (3.37%) Senior Architect
7 3 (3.37%) VMware Consultant
7 3 (3.37%) VMware Technical Consultant
7 3 (3.37%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.36%) JSON
2 10 (11.24%) Apache Commons
2 10 (11.24%) JDBC
2 10 (11.24%) JSP
2 10 (11.24%) Servlets
2 10 (11.24%) Swagger
2 10 (11.24%) TIBCO EMS
2 10 (11.24%) XML
2 10 (11.24%) XSD
2 10 (11.24%) XSL
3 6 (6.74%) Middleware
4 3 (3.37%) Web Services
5 2 (2.25%) HTML
5 2 (2.25%) REST
5 2 (2.25%) SOAP
6 1 (1.12%) .NET
6 1 (1.12%) COM
6 1 (1.12%) J2EE
6 1 (1.12%) Kafka
6 1 (1.12%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.24%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (8.99%) Linux Command Line
3 7 (7.87%) Clustering
3 7 (7.87%) Data Centre
4 6 (6.74%) Embedded Systems
4 6 (6.74%) IPTV
4 6 (6.74%) STB
5 4 (4.49%) Management Information System
6 3 (3.37%) HP Storage
6 3 (3.37%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (2.25%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (2.25%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.12%) DataPower
8 1 (1.12%) NHS
8 1 (1.12%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (1.12%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 37 (41.57%) Linux
1 37 (41.57%) Windows
2 6 (6.74%) Solaris
3 5 (5.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (4.49%) AIX
4 4 (4.49%) SUSE
4 4 (4.49%) Windows Server
5 3 (3.37%) Windows 2000
5 3 (3.37%) Windows NT
5 3 (3.37%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.25%) CentOS
6 2 (2.25%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.12%) Debian
7 1 (1.12%) Mac OS X Server
7 1 (1.12%) OpenVMS
7 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (34.83%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (19.10%) Migration
3 14 (15.73%) Continuous Integration
3 14 (15.73%) Problem-Solving
4 12 (13.48%) DevOps
4 12 (13.48%) SOA
5 10 (11.24%) Data Analysis
5 10 (11.24%) EAI
5 10 (11.24%) OOA/OOD
5 10 (11.24%) Project Delivery
5 10 (11.24%) UML
5 10 (11.24%) Wealth Management
6 9 (10.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 9 (10.11%) Software Engineering
7 8 (8.99%) PRINCE2
8 7 (7.87%) API Testing
8 7 (7.87%) Change Management
8 7 (7.87%) SDLC
8 7 (7.87%) Test Automation
9 6 (6.74%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 40 (44.94%) SQL
2 36 (40.45%) Java
3 33 (37.08%) Shell Script
4 24 (26.97%) PL/SQL
4 24 (26.97%) Python
5 13 (14.61%) JavaScript
6 11 (12.36%) Perl
7 10 (11.24%) XPath
7 10 (11.24%) XQuery
8 9 (10.11%) Ruby
9 8 (8.99%) Bash Shell
10 6 (6.74%) Korn
11 3 (3.37%) C
12 2 (2.25%) C#
12 2 (2.25%) Java 8
12 2 (2.25%) PHP
13 1 (1.12%) C++
13 1 (1.12%) Embedded C
13 1 (1.12%) Embedded C++
13 1 (1.12%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 6 (6.74%) Degree
2 5 (5.62%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.49%) CCNA
3 4 (4.49%) CCNP
3 4 (4.49%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (4.49%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.37%) CCIE
4 3 (3.37%) CEH
4 3 (3.37%) CISM
4 3 (3.37%) CISSP
4 3 (3.37%) MCP
4 3 (3.37%) MCSE
4 3 (3.37%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (3.37%) SANS
4 3 (3.37%) TOGAF Certification
5 2 (2.25%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.12%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.12%) CCDP
6 1 (1.12%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.74%) QA
2 3 (3.37%) SLA
3 2 (2.25%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 12 (13.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (6.74%) Active Directory
3 5 (5.62%) vSphere
4 2 (2.25%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.25%) vCloud
5 1 (1.12%) HDFS
5 1 (1.12%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 12 (13.48%) Kubernetes
2 7 (7.87%) NetIQ Identity Manager
3 6 (6.74%) Ansible
3 6 (6.74%) Puppet
3 6 (6.74%) vCenter Server
4 4 (4.49%) Avamar
4 4 (4.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 4 (4.49%) vRealize
4 4 (4.49%) yum
5 3 (3.37%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (3.37%) Red Hat Satellite
6 2 (2.25%) Marathon
6 2 (2.25%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (1.12%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (1.12%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (1.12%) Nagios
7 1 (1.12%) Oozie
7 1 (1.12%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 1 (1.12%) Salt
7 1 (1.12%) SCCM
Vendors
1 42 (47.19%) Oracle
2 22 (24.72%) Microsoft
3 15 (16.85%) IBM
4 13 (14.61%) VMware
5 10 (11.24%) Huawei
5 10 (11.24%) Sun
5 10 (11.24%) TIBCO
6 9 (10.11%) Atlassian
7 7 (7.87%) Cisco
7 7 (7.87%) NetIQ
7 7 (7.87%) Red Hat
8 6 (6.74%) HP
9 4 (4.49%) EMC
10 3 (3.37%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 3 (3.37%) Dell
10 3 (3.37%) FNZ
10 3 (3.37%) Meraki
10 3 (3.37%) Nokia
10 3 (3.37%) Sybase
11 2 (2.25%) Varonis