Period
to 23 November 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 23 November 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
23 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 42 94 84
Rank change year-on-year +52 -10 -39
Contract jobs citing Unix 35 77 96
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Berkshire 3.29% 2.04% 2.30%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.13% 10.69% 14.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 49 53
Median daily rate £525 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.48% -3.13% -3.03%
10th Percentile £351 £205 £239
90th Percentile £684 £556 £518
South East median daily rate £488 £450 £440
% change year-on-year +8.33% +2.27% +0.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Median hourly rate £27.00 - £19.00
South East median hourly rate £32.50 £15.75 £42.50
% change year-on-year +106.35% -62.94% +2.41%

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 183 720 675
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 17.22% 19.07% 16.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 378 347
Median daily rate £429 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.58% -3.13% -
10th Percentile £161 £139 £150
90th Percentile £610 £550 £558
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 54 45
Median hourly rate £28.50 £24.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.75% +37.14% +29.63%
10th Percentile £10.75 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £58.75 £82.50 £43.70
Median hourly rate £23.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +30.56% +2.86% -

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 23 November 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 23 November 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
Reading +35 9 £533 +25.29% 7
Newbury +25 9 £450 +5.88%
Slough +18 6 £375 +44.23%
Thatcham - 6 £550 -
Bracknell +27 4 - -
Unix
South East

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 17 (48.57%) Oracle
2 14 (40.00%) SQL
2 14 (40.00%) Linux
3 10 (28.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (28.57%) Project Management
4 9 (25.71%) GDPR
5 8 (22.86%) Shell Script
5 8 (22.86%) Oracle EBS
6 6 (17.14%) Finance
6 6 (17.14%) Data Security
6 6 (17.14%) Windows
6 6 (17.14%) Docker
7 5 (14.29%) DevOps
7 5 (14.29%) Test Automation
7 5 (14.29%) Telecoms
7 5 (14.29%) Data Protection
7 5 (14.29%) Kubernetes
7 5 (14.29%) HP
7 5 (14.29%) Firewall
8 4 (11.43%) VMware
8 4 (11.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (11.43%) Dell
8 4 (11.43%) SLA
8 4 (11.43%) ITIL
8 4 (11.43%) Java
8 4 (11.43%) PL/SQL
8 4 (11.43%) LDAP
8 4 (11.43%) DNS
8 4 (11.43%) Scenario Testing

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 (5.71%) Elasticsearch
1 2 (5.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 2 (5.71%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.86%) Apache
Applications
1 10 (28.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.86%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (22.86%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (5.71%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.71%) AWS
1 2 (5.71%) Azure
2 1 (2.86%) IaaS
2 1 (2.86%) PaaS
2 1 (2.86%) SaaS
2 1 (2.86%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.29%) Firewall
2 4 (11.43%) DNS
3 2 (5.71%) INAP
3 2 (5.71%) ISUP
4 1 (2.86%) BIG-IP
4 1 (2.86%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (2.86%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (2.86%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (2.86%) ISDN
4 1 (2.86%) Junos
4 1 (2.86%) LAN
4 1 (2.86%) Q.931
4 1 (2.86%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (2.86%) SAN
4 1 (2.86%) Software-Defined Networking
4 1 (2.86%) SSL
4 1 (2.86%) WAN
4 1 (2.86%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) MongoDB
1 2 (5.71%) Oracle Database
1 2 (5.71%) SQLPlus
2 1 (2.86%) MySQL
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 4 (11.43%) JIRA
2 3 (8.57%) Selenium
3 2 (5.71%) Cucumber
3 2 (5.71%) Jenkins
3 2 (5.71%) JMeter
3 2 (5.71%) Postman
3 2 (5.71%) REST Assured
3 2 (5.71%) SoapUI
4 1 (2.86%) Appium
4 1 (2.86%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (2.86%) Snyk
4 1 (2.86%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (2.86%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (17.14%) Finance
2 5 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.71%) Local Government
4 1 (2.86%) Legal
4 1 (2.86%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (20.00%) Data Manager
2 6 (17.14%) Security Manager
3 4 (11.43%) Architect
4 3 (8.57%) Developer
4 3 (8.57%) Network Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Administrator
5 2 (5.71%) Desktop Support
5 2 (5.71%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Field Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Field Support Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) IT Support Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Network Support
5 2 (5.71%) Network Support Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Project Coordinator
5 2 (5.71%) Remedy Developer
5 2 (5.71%) Server Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Server Support
5 2 (5.71%) Server Support Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Support Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.43%) LDAP
2 2 (5.71%) Middleware
2 2 (5.71%) OpenID
2 2 (5.71%) SAML
3 1 (2.86%) CSS
3 1 (2.86%) ISPF
3 1 (2.86%) jQuery
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 1 (2.86%) Spring
3 1 (2.86%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.71%) CMDB
2 2 (5.71%) Smart City
3 1 (2.86%) Cloud Native
3 1 (2.86%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.86%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (2.86%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 14 (40.00%) Linux
2 6 (17.14%) Windows
3 3 (8.57%) Oracle Linux
3 3 (8.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (5.71%) AIX
4 2 (5.71%) CentOS
4 2 (5.71%) Solaris
4 2 (5.71%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 1 (2.86%) HPUX
5 1 (2.86%) Ubuntu
5 1 (2.86%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (28.57%) Project Management
2 6 (17.14%) Data Security
3 5 (14.29%) Data Protection
3 5 (14.29%) DevOps
3 5 (14.29%) Test Automation
4 4 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (11.43%) ITIL
4 4 (11.43%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (11.43%) Scenario Testing
4 4 (11.43%) Task Automation
5 3 (8.57%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (8.57%) Load Balancing
5 3 (8.57%) Migration
5 3 (8.57%) Patch Management
5 3 (8.57%) Project Delivery
5 3 (8.57%) Server Building
5 3 (8.57%) Test Strategy
6 2 (5.71%) BDD
6 2 (5.71%) Capacity Management
6 2 (5.71%) Matrix Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (40.00%) SQL
2 8 (22.86%) Shell Script
3 4 (11.43%) Java
3 4 (11.43%) PL/SQL
4 3 (8.57%) Perl
5 2 (5.71%) Python
6 1 (2.86%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.86%) JCL
6 1 (2.86%) REXX
Qualifications
1 2 (5.71%) Degree
2 1 (2.86%) CCIE
2 1 (2.86%) CCNP
2 1 (2.86%) CCSA
2 1 (2.86%) CCSE
2 1 (2.86%) CISA
2 1 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.86%) CISSP
2 1 (2.86%) ISEB
2 1 (2.86%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (25.71%) GDPR
2 4 (11.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (11.43%) SLA
3 2 (5.71%) PCI DSS
3 2 (5.71%) PMO
4 1 (2.86%) ISO 9001
4 1 (2.86%) NIST
4 1 (2.86%) NIST 800
4 1 (2.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (17.14%) Docker
2 3 (8.57%) Firmware
3 2 (5.71%) NFS
3 2 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.86%) Active Directory
4 1 (2.86%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.86%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (2.86%) Time Sharing Option
4 1 (2.86%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 1 (2.86%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (2.86%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 5 (14.29%) Kubernetes
2 3 (8.57%) Ansible
3 2 (5.71%) Docker Swarm
3 2 (5.71%) Giant Swarm
3 2 (5.71%) HP ALM
3 2 (5.71%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (2.86%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 1 (2.86%) Data Guard
4 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 1 (2.86%) NSN NetAct
4 1 (2.86%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (2.86%) Puppet
4 1 (2.86%) Terraform
4 1 (2.86%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 17 (48.57%) Oracle
2 5 (14.29%) HP
3 4 (11.43%) Dell
3 4 (11.43%) VMware
4 3 (8.57%) Remedy
5 2 (5.71%) BMC
5 2 (5.71%) CheckPoint
5 2 (5.71%) Cisco
5 2 (5.71%) Microsoft
5 2 (5.71%) WSO2
6 1 (2.86%) Ciena
6 1 (2.86%) Citrix
6 1 (2.86%) Ericsson
6 1 (2.86%) F5
6 1 (2.86%) Fortinet
6 1 (2.86%) IBM
6 1 (2.86%) Juniper
6 1 (2.86%) Nokia
6 1 (2.86%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.86%) Splunk