Period
to 20 February 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 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 50 45 46
Rank change year-on-year -5 +1 -3
Contract jobs citing Unix 150 137 179
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 3.71% 3.45% 3.62%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.14% 21.92% 19.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 59 115
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +18.75% +19.40%
10th Percentile £313 £270 £250
90th Percentile £551 £625 £500
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 2
Berkshire median hourly rate £45.00 £50.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +177.78% -
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £37.75 £43.00
% change year-on-year +19.21% -12.21% +14.29%

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 827 625 928
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 20.48% 15.73% 18.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 449 328 507
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £370 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% -4.52% +10.71%
10th Percentile £185 £204 £213
90th Percentile £588 £550 £500
South East median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 57 88
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.00 £17.50 £27.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.43% -36.94% +58.57%
10th Percentile £8.22 £12.00 £13.85
90th Percentile £41.40 £54.25 £55.55
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +9.38% -17.95% +21.88%

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 February 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unix in Berkshire over the 6 months to 20 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 February 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 -9 49 £425 -15.00% 10
Newbury -5 20 £375 - 6
Slough +10 18 £375 -1.32% 3
Maidenhead -9 11 £425 +6.25% 2
Bracknell -7 9 £425 -15.00% 4
Wokingham +7 4 £625 +177.78% 1
Windsor -3 1 - -
Unix
South East

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 72 (48.00%) Linux
2 66 (44.00%) SQL
3 60 (40.00%) Oracle
4 52 (34.67%) Windows
5 41 (27.33%) Java
6 33 (22.00%) Shell Script
7 30 (20.00%) MySQL
7 30 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
8 27 (18.00%) JavaScript
9 26 (17.33%) DevOps
10 24 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
10 24 (16.00%) Telecoms
11 23 (15.33%) Finance
11 23 (15.33%) PL/SQL
12 22 (14.67%) Amazon AWS
13 21 (14.00%) SQL Server
13 21 (14.00%) Python
14 20 (13.33%) Scrum
15 19 (12.67%) Apache
15 19 (12.67%) .NET
15 19 (12.67%) Perl
15 19 (12.67%) Jenkins
16 18 (12.00%) Microsoft Azure
17 17 (11.33%) XML
18 16 (10.67%) PHP
19 15 (10.00%) HTML
19 15 (10.00%) Tomcat
19 15 (10.00%) Degree
20 14 (9.33%) CSS
21 13 (8.67%) C++

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 19 (12.67%) Apache
2 15 (10.00%) Tomcat
3 8 (5.33%) Oracle Workflow
4 6 (4.00%) IIS
4 6 (4.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 6 (4.00%) WebLogic
5 5 (3.33%) JBoss
6 4 (2.67%) Apache Airflow
6 4 (2.67%) Apache Spark
6 4 (2.67%) Luigi
7 3 (2.00%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (2.00%) GroupWise
7 3 (2.00%) nginx
7 3 (2.00%) Skype for Business
8 2 (1.33%) CMS
8 2 (1.33%) WordPress
9 1 (0.67%) Oracle 10gAS
9 1 (0.67%) Oracle Coherence
9 1 (0.67%) TPMS
9 1 (0.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.67%) Pipeline Pilot
3 3 (2.00%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.33%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (6.67%) Sonata
2 9 (6.00%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (1.33%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.33%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.67%) Exstream
4 1 (0.67%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.67%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 22 (14.67%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (12.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.67%) AWS CloudFormation
3 4 (2.67%) Office 365
3 4 (2.67%) SaaS
4 2 (1.33%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.33%) IaaS
4 2 (1.33%) PaaS
5 1 (0.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.67%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.67%) Serverless
5 1 (0.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.00%) Firewall
2 10 (6.67%) SAN
3 8 (5.33%) WAN
4 7 (4.67%) DNS
4 7 (4.67%) Internet
4 7 (4.67%) TCP/IP
4 7 (4.67%) VPN
5 5 (3.33%) NAS
5 5 (3.33%) SNMP
6 4 (2.67%) 3G
6 4 (2.67%) FTP
6 4 (2.67%) HTTP
6 4 (2.67%) LTE
6 4 (2.67%) SSH
7 3 (2.00%) BGP
7 3 (2.00%) DHCP
7 3 (2.00%) Intranet
7 3 (2.00%) IPsec
7 3 (2.00%) MPLS
7 3 (2.00%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (20.00%) MySQL
2 21 (14.00%) SQL Server
3 12 (8.00%) NoSQL
3 12 (8.00%) Oracle Database
4 8 (5.33%) Relational Database
5 6 (4.00%) Oracle Exadata
6 5 (3.33%) Apache Cassandra
6 5 (3.33%) MariaDB
7 4 (2.67%) Big Data
7 4 (2.67%) Data Mining
7 4 (2.67%) Hadoop
7 4 (2.67%) KNIME
7 4 (2.67%) OLTP
8 3 (2.00%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (2.00%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.67%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.67%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.67%) SAP HANA
9 1 (0.67%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 19 (12.67%) Jenkins
2 13 (8.67%) Git (software)
3 10 (6.67%) Maven
4 9 (6.00%) Subversion
5 8 (5.33%) SoapUI
6 7 (4.67%) TeamCity
7 6 (4.00%) JIRA
8 5 (3.33%) Cucumber
8 5 (3.33%) Eclipse
8 5 (3.33%) Selenium
9 2 (1.33%) Grunt
9 2 (1.33%) gulp
10 1 (0.67%) HP UFT
10 1 (0.67%) Metasploit
10 1 (0.67%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 24 (16.00%) Telecoms
2 23 (15.33%) Finance
3 4 (2.67%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (2.00%) Electronics
4 3 (2.00%) Retail
5 1 (0.67%) Back Office
5 1 (0.67%) Billing
5 1 (0.67%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 40 (26.67%) Developer
2 21 (14.00%) Consultant
3 17 (11.33%) DevOps Engineer
4 16 (10.67%) Analyst
5 12 (8.00%) Architect
5 12 (8.00%) SQL Developer
6 10 (6.67%) Java Developer
7 9 (6.00%) AWS Engineer
7 9 (6.00%) Linux Engineer
8 8 (5.33%) PL/SQL Developer
9 7 (4.67%) Analyst Programmer
9 7 (4.67%) AWS DevOps
9 7 (4.67%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 7 (4.67%) DBA
9 7 (4.67%) Oracle DBA
9 7 (4.67%) Programmer
9 7 (4.67%) Senior Analyst
9 7 (4.67%) Senior Analyst Programmer
9 7 (4.67%) Senior Programmer
10 6 (4.00%) DevOps Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (12.67%) .NET
2 17 (11.33%) XML
3 15 (10.00%) HTML
4 14 (9.33%) CSS
5 11 (7.33%) AngularJS
5 11 (7.33%) React
6 10 (6.67%) Drools
6 10 (6.67%) Java EE
6 10 (6.67%) KnockoutJS
6 10 (6.67%) Polymer
7 8 (5.33%) Regular Expression
7 8 (5.33%) REST
7 8 (5.33%) Web Services
8 7 (4.67%) SOAP
9 5 (3.33%) J2EE
9 5 (3.33%) jBPM
9 5 (3.33%) JSON
9 5 (3.33%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 5 (3.33%) Spring
10 4 (2.67%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 24 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (8.67%) Computer Science
3 10 (6.67%) Life Science
4 8 (5.33%) Smart Meter
5 5 (3.33%) PKI
6 4 (2.67%) Data Centre
7 3 (2.00%) Clustering
7 3 (2.00%) Data Structures
7 3 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (2.00%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.33%) Derivative
9 1 (0.67%) Cyberattack
9 1 (0.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.67%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.67%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.67%) Oracle Exalogic
9 1 (0.67%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 72 (48.00%) Linux
2 52 (34.67%) Windows
3 7 (4.67%) Debian
3 7 (4.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (4.67%) Solaris
4 5 (3.33%) Ubuntu
5 4 (2.67%) HPUX
5 4 (2.67%) Mac OS
6 3 (2.00%) SUSE
6 3 (2.00%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.33%) Windows Server
7 2 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.67%) AIX
8 1 (0.67%) CentOS
8 1 (0.67%) OpenVMS
8 1 (0.67%) OS/2
8 1 (0.67%) VME
8 1 (0.67%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.67%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (17.33%) DevOps
3 20 (13.33%) Scrum
4 13 (8.67%) Workflow
5 12 (8.00%) ETL
5 12 (8.00%) Project Management
6 11 (7.33%) Defect Management
6 11 (7.33%) Root Cause Analysis
6 11 (7.33%) SIEM
6 11 (7.33%) TDD
7 10 (6.67%) Mentoring
8 9 (6.00%) Data Analysis
8 9 (6.00%) Integration Testing
8 9 (6.00%) Web Development
9 8 (5.33%) ITIL
9 8 (5.33%) OO
9 8 (5.33%) Systems Analysis
9 8 (5.33%) Test Automation
10 7 (4.67%) Unit Testing
10 7 (4.67%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 66 (44.00%) SQL
2 41 (27.33%) Java
3 33 (22.00%) Shell Script
4 27 (18.00%) JavaScript
5 23 (15.33%) PL/SQL
6 21 (14.00%) Python
7 19 (12.67%) Perl
8 16 (10.67%) PHP
9 13 (8.67%) C++
10 12 (8.00%) C
11 8 (5.33%) C#
12 6 (4.00%) Bash Shell
12 6 (4.00%) Ruby
13 4 (2.67%) AWK
13 4 (2.67%) sed
14 3 (2.00%) Groovy
15 2 (1.33%) COBOL
15 2 (1.33%) VB.NET
16 1 (0.67%) Delphi
16 1 (0.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (10.00%) Degree
2 11 (7.33%) Security Cleared
3 8 (5.33%) SC Cleared
4 7 (4.67%) CISSP
4 7 (4.67%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (3.33%) GIAC
5 5 (3.33%) SANS
6 4 (2.67%) PhD
7 2 (1.33%) CCNP
7 2 (1.33%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.33%) CREST Certified
7 2 (1.33%) OSCP
8 1 (0.67%) CCIE
8 1 (0.67%) CCNA
8 1 (0.67%) CCSA
8 1 (0.67%) CCSE
8 1 (0.67%) HNC
8 1 (0.67%) HND
8 1 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.67%) SLA
2 6 (4.00%) QA
3 2 (1.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.67%) COBIT
4 1 (0.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (6.67%) Docker
2 7 (4.67%) vSphere
3 5 (3.33%) Xen
4 4 (2.67%) Active Directory
4 4 (2.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.67%) XenApp
5 3 (2.00%) Hyper-V
5 3 (2.00%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (2.00%) XenDesktop
5 3 (2.00%) XenServer
6 1 (0.67%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.67%) Samba
6 1 (0.67%) Snort
6 1 (0.67%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 7 (4.67%) Ansible
1 7 (4.67%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (4.67%) Puppet
2 5 (3.33%) Galera Cluster
2 5 (3.33%) OpenNebula
3 4 (2.67%) Salt
3 4 (2.67%) Terraform
4 3 (2.00%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (2.00%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.33%) Control-M
5 2 (1.33%) Data Guard
5 2 (1.33%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 2 (1.33%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (1.33%) Netcool
5 2 (1.33%) Netcool/OMNIbus
5 2 (1.33%) SELinux
5 2 (1.33%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.67%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.67%) Nagios
6 1 (0.67%) Packer
Vendors
1 60 (40.00%) Oracle
2 13 (8.67%) Cisco
3 11 (7.33%) Red Hat
4 10 (6.67%) ArcSight
4 10 (6.67%) HP
4 10 (6.67%) Microsoft
5 8 (5.33%) Citrix
6 6 (4.00%) IBM
7 5 (3.33%) Dell
7 5 (3.33%) Remedy
7 5 (3.33%) SAP
7 5 (3.33%) Sun
7 5 (3.33%) VMware
8 4 (2.67%) EMC
8 4 (2.67%) Intel
8 4 (2.67%) Netezza
8 4 (2.67%) RapidMiner
9 3 (2.00%) 3PAR
9 3 (2.00%) Brocade
9 3 (2.00%) RedPrairie