Period
to 22 April 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 22 April 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
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 45 49 48
Rank change year-on-year +4 -1 -5
Contract jobs citing Unix 153 138 188
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 3.79% 3.60% 3.79%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.21% 25.09% 20.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 73 116
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £438 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +7.36% +16.43%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £226
90th Percentile £528 £625 £525
South East median daily rate £450 £438 £410
% change year-on-year +2.86% +6.71% +17.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 3
Berkshire median hourly rate £30.00 £50.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.00% +177.78% -
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £46.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year -2.17% +6.98% +18.62%

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 757 550 935
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 18.77% 14.33% 18.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 413 287 534
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £390 £386
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +1.17% +10.14%
10th Percentile £164 £193 £213
90th Percentile £575 £550 £500
South East median daily rate £412 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.06% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 47 71
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.25 £15.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.00% -16.67% -2.70%
10th Percentile £8.00 £12.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £42.63 £54.25 £55.55
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £18.63
% change year-on-year +12.90% -16.78% +15.25%

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 April 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
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 April 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 -15 50 £425 -15.00% 26
Newbury 0 29 £375 - 6
Slough -4 10 £375 +1.35% 2
Bracknell 0 9 £425 -15.00% 3
Maidenhead -6 5 £375 -6.25% 1
Wokingham +2 2 £625 +127.27% 2
Windsor +1 1 - -
Unix
South East

For the 6 months to 22 April 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 86 (56.21%) Linux
2 66 (43.14%) SQL
3 57 (37.25%) Windows
4 55 (35.95%) Oracle
5 50 (32.68%) Java
6 42 (27.45%) DevOps
7 35 (22.88%) Amazon AWS
8 32 (20.92%) Problem-Solving
9 31 (20.26%) Python
9 31 (20.26%) Telecoms
10 27 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
11 26 (16.99%) JavaScript
11 26 (16.99%) Analytical Skills
12 25 (16.34%) MySQL
13 23 (15.03%) Docker
14 22 (14.38%) Jenkins
14 22 (14.38%) Git (software)
14 22 (14.38%) Finance
14 22 (14.38%) Apache
15 21 (13.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 19 (12.42%) Puppet
16 19 (12.42%) Opscode Chef
16 19 (12.42%) Ansible
16 19 (12.42%) Red Hat
17 18 (11.76%) ITIL
17 18 (11.76%) SoapUI
18 17 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
18 17 (11.11%) XML
18 17 (11.11%) PL/SQL
18 17 (11.11%) Shell Script

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 22 (14.38%) Apache
2 15 (9.80%) Tomcat
3 10 (6.54%) WebLogic
4 9 (5.88%) IIS
4 9 (5.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 7 (4.58%) JBoss
6 5 (3.27%) Oracle Workflow
7 4 (2.61%) OpenStack
8 3 (1.96%) GroupWise
8 3 (1.96%) nginx
8 3 (1.96%) Oracle Service Bus
8 3 (1.96%) Skype for Business
9 2 (1.31%) Apache Airflow
9 2 (1.31%) Apache Spark
9 2 (1.31%) CMS
9 2 (1.31%) Luigi
9 2 (1.31%) WebSphere
9 2 (1.31%) WordPress
10 1 (0.65%) GeoServer
10 1 (0.65%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 6 (3.92%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.31%) Pipeline Pilot
3 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.65%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (9.15%) Sonata
2 5 (3.27%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (1.96%) BusinessWorks
3 3 (1.96%) TIBCO iProcess
4 2 (1.31%) Infor M3
4 2 (1.31%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.65%) Exstream
5 1 (0.65%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 35 (22.88%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (8.50%) Amazon EC2
3 13 (8.50%) AWS CloudFormation
4 12 (7.84%) AWS Lambda
4 12 (7.84%) Serverless
5 4 (2.61%) Office 365
6 2 (1.31%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (1.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.65%) AWS CloudTrail
7 1 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.65%) IaaS
7 1 (0.65%) Oracle Service Cloud
7 1 (0.65%) PaaS
7 1 (0.65%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.88%) Firewall
2 7 (4.58%) SSH
3 6 (3.92%) DNS
3 6 (3.92%) HTTP
3 6 (3.92%) TCP/IP
3 6 (3.92%) VPN
3 6 (3.92%) WAN
4 5 (3.27%) Internet
4 5 (3.27%) SAN
5 4 (2.61%) FTP
5 4 (2.61%) SNMP
6 3 (1.96%) 3G
6 3 (1.96%) DHCP
6 3 (1.96%) LTE
6 3 (1.96%) Network Security
6 3 (1.96%) Skype
7 2 (1.31%) 4G
7 2 (1.31%) Radio Access Network
7 2 (1.31%) SMTP
7 2 (1.31%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (16.34%) MySQL
2 14 (9.15%) Oracle Database
3 13 (8.50%) Relational Database
3 13 (8.50%) SQL Server
4 7 (4.58%) NoSQL
5 5 (3.27%) Big Data
5 5 (3.27%) Hadoop
5 5 (3.27%) MariaDB
5 5 (3.27%) Oracle Exadata
6 4 (2.61%) OLTP
6 4 (2.61%) RDBMS
7 3 (1.96%) KNIME
7 3 (1.96%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (1.96%) Oracle Database 12c
8 2 (1.31%) Data Mining
8 2 (1.31%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.31%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.65%) DB2
9 1 (0.65%) GIS
9 1 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 22 (14.38%) Git (software)
1 22 (14.38%) Jenkins
2 18 (11.76%) SoapUI
3 12 (7.84%) JIRA
4 11 (7.19%) Maven
4 11 (7.19%) Subversion
5 9 (5.88%) Selenium
6 8 (5.23%) Cucumber
7 7 (4.58%) Eclipse
8 6 (3.92%) TeamCity
9 4 (2.61%) GitLab
9 4 (2.61%) JUnit
9 4 (2.61%) Zephyr
10 3 (1.96%) IntelliJ
10 3 (1.96%) XMLSpy
11 2 (1.31%) Grunt
11 2 (1.31%) gulp
11 2 (1.31%) LoadRunner
12 1 (0.65%) Ant
12 1 (0.65%) Vagrant
General
1 31 (20.26%) Telecoms
2 22 (14.38%) Finance
3 5 (3.27%) French Language
3 5 (3.27%) German Language
4 3 (1.96%) Retail
5 2 (1.31%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.65%) Back Office
6 1 (0.65%) Billing
6 1 (0.65%) Electronics
6 1 (0.65%) Law
6 1 (0.65%) Legal
6 1 (0.65%) Military
Job Titles
1 28 (18.30%) DevOps Engineer
2 27 (17.65%) Developer
3 24 (15.69%) Consultant
4 23 (15.03%) Analyst
5 19 (12.42%) AWS Engineer
6 17 (11.11%) AWS DevOps
6 17 (11.11%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 12 (7.84%) Java Developer
8 10 (6.54%) Test Analyst
9 8 (5.23%) Integration Analyst
9 8 (5.23%) Integration Test Analyst
9 8 (5.23%) Linux Engineer
9 8 (5.23%) Support Consultant
10 7 (4.58%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 7 (4.58%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 6 (3.92%) Cloud Engineer
11 6 (3.92%) DBA
11 6 (3.92%) Oracle DBA
11 6 (3.92%) Tester
12 5 (3.27%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (11.11%) XML
2 16 (10.46%) Web Services
3 15 (9.80%) SOAP
4 12 (7.84%) .NET
4 12 (7.84%) Node.js
5 11 (7.19%) CSS
5 11 (7.19%) HTML
5 11 (7.19%) Java EE
6 10 (6.54%) Middleware
7 9 (5.88%) AngularJS
7 9 (5.88%) REST
8 8 (5.23%) Drools
8 8 (5.23%) KnockoutJS
8 8 (5.23%) Polymer
8 8 (5.23%) React
9 7 (4.58%) Regular Expression
10 6 (3.92%) JSON
10 6 (3.92%) RESTful
11 5 (3.27%) J2EE
11 5 (3.27%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 26 (16.99%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (9.80%) Linux Command Line
3 12 (7.84%) Computer Science
4 9 (5.88%) Smart Meter
5 7 (4.58%) Life Science
6 5 (3.27%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.96%) Clustering
8 2 (1.31%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.31%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.31%) PKI
8 2 (1.31%) Replication
9 1 (0.65%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.65%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.65%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.65%) Security Operations Centre
9 1 (0.65%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 86 (56.21%) Linux
2 57 (37.25%) Windows
3 21 (13.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (3.92%) Debian
4 6 (3.92%) Ubuntu
5 5 (3.27%) Solaris
6 4 (2.61%) CentOS
6 4 (2.61%) Mac OS
6 4 (2.61%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.65%) AIX
7 1 (0.65%) HPUX
7 1 (0.65%) OS/2
7 1 (0.65%) SUSE
7 1 (0.65%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.65%) Windows NT
7 1 (0.65%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (27.45%) DevOps
2 32 (20.92%) Problem-Solving
3 27 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (11.76%) ITIL
5 17 (11.11%) Project Management
6 15 (9.80%) Workflow
7 14 (9.15%) Configuration Management
7 14 (9.15%) Data Analysis
7 14 (9.15%) Root Cause Analysis
8 13 (8.50%) Scrum
8 13 (8.50%) Test Automation
9 10 (6.54%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (6.54%) SOA
10 9 (5.88%) Incident Management
10 9 (5.88%) Integration Testing
10 9 (5.88%) TDD
10 9 (5.88%) Web Development
11 8 (5.23%) System Integration Testing
11 8 (5.23%) Test Scripting
11 8 (5.23%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 66 (43.14%) SQL
2 50 (32.68%) Java
3 31 (20.26%) Python
4 26 (16.99%) JavaScript
5 17 (11.11%) PL/SQL
5 17 (11.11%) Shell Script
6 16 (10.46%) Bash Shell
7 14 (9.15%) C++
8 11 (7.19%) PHP
9 10 (6.54%) C
9 10 (6.54%) Perl
10 6 (3.92%) Groovy
10 6 (3.92%) Ruby
11 5 (3.27%) C#
12 2 (1.31%) VB.NET
12 2 (1.31%) VBScript
13 1 (0.65%) COBOL
13 1 (0.65%) Delphi
13 1 (0.65%) Korn
13 1 (0.65%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (9.15%) Degree
2 13 (8.50%) SC Cleared
2 13 (8.50%) Security Cleared
3 6 (3.92%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (3.27%) AWS Certification
4 5 (3.27%) CISSP
5 3 (1.96%) GIAC
5 3 (1.96%) SANS
6 2 (1.31%) CREST Certified
6 2 (1.31%) OSCP
6 2 (1.31%) PhD
7 1 (0.65%) CCNA
7 1 (0.65%) CCNP
7 1 (0.65%) CEH
7 1 (0.65%) CISA
7 1 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.65%) HNC
7 1 (0.65%) HND
7 1 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.88%) QA
2 8 (5.23%) SLA
3 4 (2.61%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.65%) COBIT
5 1 (0.65%) ISO 31000
5 1 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 1 (0.65%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 23 (15.03%) Docker
2 6 (3.92%) vSphere
3 4 (2.61%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.61%) XenApp
4 3 (1.96%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.65%) Corosync
5 1 (0.65%) Samba
5 1 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.65%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.65%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 19 (12.42%) Ansible
1 19 (12.42%) Opscode Chef
1 19 (12.42%) Puppet
2 15 (9.80%) Salt
2 15 (9.80%) Terraform
3 12 (7.84%) Kubernetes
4 11 (7.19%) Packer
5 5 (3.27%) Galera Cluster
5 5 (3.27%) OpenNebula
6 4 (2.61%) HP ALM
7 3 (1.96%) Control-M
7 3 (1.96%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (1.96%) NetBackup
7 3 (1.96%) SELinux
8 2 (1.31%) Netcool
8 2 (1.31%) Netcool/OMNIbus
8 2 (1.31%) TIBCO Hawk
8 2 (1.31%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 55 (35.95%) Oracle
2 19 (12.42%) Red Hat
3 12 (7.84%) FNZ
4 8 (5.23%) Cisco
5 7 (4.58%) HP
6 6 (3.92%) IBM
6 6 (3.92%) Microsoft
6 6 (3.92%) Remedy
7 5 (3.27%) ArcSight
7 5 (3.27%) Citrix
7 5 (3.27%) VMware
8 4 (2.61%) AppDynamics
8 4 (2.61%) ServiceNow
8 4 (2.61%) TIBCO
9 3 (1.96%) BMC
10 2 (1.31%) Dell
10 2 (1.31%) JDA
10 2 (1.31%) NetApp
10 2 (1.31%) Sun
10 2 (1.31%) Symantec