Period
to 29 May 2020

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 29 May 2020 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
29 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 103 103 58
Rank change year-on-year 0 -45 -4
Contract jobs citing Unix 15 76 123
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.73% 1.85% 3.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.56% 11.16% 16.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 43 72
Median daily rate £650 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +52.94% - -
10th Percentile £400 £217 £300
90th Percentile £775 £632 £538
South East median daily rate £437 £450 £463
% change year-on-year -3.00% -2.70% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £30.00
South East median hourly rate £30.63 £14.00 £44.25
% change year-on-year +118.75% -68.36% -11.50%

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 329 681 732
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 16.03% 16.57% 18.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 352 398
Median daily rate £450 £411 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.42% +2.81% +5.96%
10th Percentile £130 £163 £174
90th Percentile £612 £575 £575
South East median daily rate £400 £425 £413
% change year-on-year -5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 52 49
Median hourly rate £20.00 £12.00 £15.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% -24.34% +19.70%
10th Percentile £12.90 £12.00 £8.00
90th Percentile £47.88 £47.67 £42.75
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +3.03% -5.71% +15.70%

Unix
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Unix in Berkshire

Unix
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Unix in Berkshire.

Daily rate trend for Unix in Berkshire

Unix
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Unix in Berkshire over the 6 months to 29 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Unix in Berkshire

Unix
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Unix in Berkshire.

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 29 May 2020. 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
Newbury -8 6 £650 +85.71%
Reading +5 5 £450 -18.18% 2
Windsor - 3 - -
Bracknell +27 1 - -
Unix
South East

For the 6 months to 29 May 2020, 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 10 (66.67%) Linux
2 8 (53.33%) Oracle
3 7 (46.67%) Windows
4 6 (40.00%) SQL
4 6 (40.00%) Shell Script
5 4 (26.67%) Java
5 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
5 4 (26.67%) Load Balancing
5 4 (26.67%) Privileged Access Management
6 3 (20.00%) Docker
6 3 (20.00%) DevOps
6 3 (20.00%) Kubernetes
6 3 (20.00%) Malware Detection/Protection
6 3 (20.00%) Security Hardening
6 3 (20.00%) Windows Server
6 3 (20.00%) SAML
6 3 (20.00%) Firewall
6 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
6 3 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (20.00%) Red Hat
6 3 (20.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 3 (20.00%) OpenID
7 2 (13.33%) Google
7 2 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (13.33%) MongoDB
7 2 (13.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (13.33%) WSO2
7 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database
7 2 (13.33%) BPEL

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 2 (13.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.67%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Apigee
1 1 (6.67%) AWS
1 1 (6.67%) AWS Lambda
1 1 (6.67%) Azure
1 1 (6.67%) IaaS
1 1 (6.67%) PaaS
1 1 (6.67%) SaaS
1 1 (6.67%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) Firewall
2 1 (6.67%) DNS
2 1 (6.67%) INAP
2 1 (6.67%) ISDN
2 1 (6.67%) ISUP
2 1 (6.67%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (13.33%) MongoDB
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database 12c
2 2 (13.33%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (6.67%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (6.67%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (6.67%) DB2
3 1 (6.67%) Informix
3 1 (6.67%) NoSQL
3 1 (6.67%) RDBMS
3 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) JIRA
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle APEX
General
1 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Legal
2 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Administrator
2 3 (20.00%) Architect
2 3 (20.00%) Consultant
2 3 (20.00%) Developer
2 3 (20.00%) Linux Administrator
2 3 (20.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 3 (20.00%) Security Administrator
2 3 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (13.33%) SQL Developer
4 1 (6.67%) DBA
4 1 (6.67%) Environment Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Informix Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Network Security Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) PL/SQL Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Platform Architect
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Database Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Telecoms Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Test Environment Manager
4 1 (6.67%) TIBCO Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) OpenID
1 3 (20.00%) SAML
2 2 (13.33%) LDAP
2 2 (13.33%) Web Services
3 1 (6.67%) .NET
3 1 (6.67%) CSS
3 1 (6.67%) HTML
3 1 (6.67%) HTML5
3 1 (6.67%) J2EE
3 1 (6.67%) Java SE
3 1 (6.67%) jQuery
3 1 (6.67%) JSON
3 1 (6.67%) OAuth
3 1 (6.67%) REST
3 1 (6.67%) SOAP
3 1 (6.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Cloud Native
1 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
1 1 (6.67%) Industry 4.0
1 1 (6.67%) Mainframe
1 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
1 1 (6.67%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 10 (66.67%) Linux
2 7 (46.67%) Windows
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (6.67%) AIX
5 1 (6.67%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Load Balancing
1 4 (26.67%) Privileged Access Management
2 3 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (20.00%) DevOps
2 3 (20.00%) Malware Detection/Protection
2 3 (20.00%) Security Hardening
2 3 (20.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 2 (13.33%) BPEL
3 2 (13.33%) Identity Access Management
3 2 (13.33%) SOA
4 1 (6.67%) Artificial Intelligence
4 1 (6.67%) Continuous Deployment
4 1 (6.67%) Escalation Management
4 1 (6.67%) Ethical Hacking
4 1 (6.67%) Microservices
4 1 (6.67%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (6.67%) SDLC
4 1 (6.67%) Server Virtualisation
4 1 (6.67%) Software Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Supply Chain Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) Shell Script
1 6 (40.00%) SQL
2 4 (26.67%) Java
3 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (13.33%) Perl
3 2 (13.33%) PL/SQL
4 1 (6.67%) Python
4 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
4 1 (6.67%) VB
4 1 (6.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) CCNA
1 1 (6.67%) CEH
1 1 (6.67%) CISA
1 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (6.67%) CISM
1 1 (6.67%) CISSP
1 1 (6.67%) CRISC
1 1 (6.67%) ISSAP
1 1 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (6.67%) MCSE
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) COBIT
1 1 (6.67%) COSO
1 1 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (6.67%) NIST
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) Docker
2 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.67%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) Kubernetes
2 2 (13.33%) Docker Swarm
3 1 (6.67%) Data Guard
3 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
3 1 (6.67%) Istio
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) Oracle
2 3 (20.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (13.33%) Google
3 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (13.33%) WSO2
4 1 (6.67%) CheckPoint
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco
4 1 (6.67%) CyberArk
4 1 (6.67%) F5
4 1 (6.67%) TIBCO
4 1 (6.67%) VMware