Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 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
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 58 50 42
Rank change year-on-year -8 -8 -3
Contract jobs citing Unix 129 109 211
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 3.25% 2.90% 4.27%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.12% 18.89% 21.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 61 111
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -1.23% +1.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £250
90th Percentile £563 £563 £538
South East median daily rate £475 £438 £408
% change year-on-year +8.57% +7.36% +5.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Berkshire median hourly rate £19.00 - £19.75
10th Percentile £18.50 - £18.00
90th Percentile £19.50 - £23.60
South East median hourly rate £43.00 £35.50 £46.50
% change year-on-year +21.13% -23.66% +32.86%

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 712 577 1,004
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 17.94% 15.36% 20.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 373 297 567
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% -
10th Percentile £159 £174 £212
90th Percentile £555 £550 £538
South East median daily rate £420 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 54 62
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.00 £13.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.93% -3.57% -30.00%
10th Percentile £8.00 £11.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £44.50 £30.50 £43.20
South East median hourly rate £18.11 £15.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +16.84% -22.50% +21.21%

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 17 July 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 17 July 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 -2 60 £444 -6.58% 21
Newbury +6 26 £388 +10.71% 1
Maidenhead -5 7 £375 -6.25% 2
Wokingham -7 5 £663 +140.91% 2
Bracknell -6 3 £310 +12.73% 1
Slough -22 2 £363 +3.57% 5
Unix
South East

For the 6 months to 17 July 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 80 (62.02%) Linux
2 62 (48.06%) Oracle
3 54 (41.86%) SQL
4 52 (40.31%) Windows
5 37 (28.68%) Python
6 34 (26.36%) Java
7 32 (24.81%) DevOps
8 31 (24.03%) Amazon AWS
9 30 (23.26%) Telecoms
10 26 (20.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 26 (20.16%) Problem-Solving
11 25 (19.38%) Puppet
12 23 (17.83%) Red Hat
12 23 (17.83%) Linux Command Line
13 22 (17.05%) Ansible
13 22 (17.05%) Docker
13 22 (17.05%) Opscode Chef
13 22 (17.05%) Bash Shell
14 21 (16.28%) Configuration Management
14 21 (16.28%) Agile Software Development
14 21 (16.28%) Degree
15 19 (14.73%) Project Management
15 19 (14.73%) Terraform
15 19 (14.73%) AWS Lambda
15 19 (14.73%) Serverless
15 19 (14.73%) Salt
15 19 (14.73%) Analytical Skills
15 19 (14.73%) AWS CloudFormation
15 19 (14.73%) Kubernetes
15 19 (14.73%) Amazon EC2

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 11 (8.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 8 (6.20%) Apache
2 8 (6.20%) WebLogic
3 6 (4.65%) IIS
3 6 (4.65%) JBoss
3 6 (4.65%) Tomcat
4 5 (3.88%) OpenStack
4 5 (3.88%) Oracle Workflow
5 3 (2.33%) GroupWise
5 3 (2.33%) Oracle Service Bus
5 3 (2.33%) Skype for Business
6 2 (1.55%) CMS
6 2 (1.55%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.78%) GeoServer
7 1 (0.78%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (0.78%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.78%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (0.78%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.78%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.78%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (3.88%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 14 (10.85%) Sonata
2 5 (3.88%) Oracle BPM
3 4 (3.10%) Infor M3
4 3 (2.33%) BusinessWorks
4 3 (2.33%) TIBCO iProcess
5 1 (0.78%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 31 (24.03%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (14.73%) Amazon EC2
2 19 (14.73%) AWS CloudFormation
2 19 (14.73%) AWS Lambda
2 19 (14.73%) Serverless
3 9 (6.98%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (4.65%) Office 365
5 4 (3.10%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.78%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.78%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (0.78%) AWS CloudTrail
6 1 (0.78%) BlazeMeter
6 1 (0.78%) Oracle Service Cloud
6 1 (0.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 18 (13.95%) Firewall
2 5 (3.88%) VPN
2 5 (3.88%) WAN
3 4 (3.10%) DNS
3 4 (3.10%) HTTP
3 4 (3.10%) TCP/IP
4 3 (2.33%) Skype
4 3 (2.33%) SSH
5 2 (1.55%) Internet
5 2 (1.55%) SAN
6 1 (0.78%) 3G
6 1 (0.78%) BGP
6 1 (0.78%) DHCP
6 1 (0.78%) DVB
6 1 (0.78%) DWDM
6 1 (0.78%) EIGRP
6 1 (0.78%) ICMP
6 1 (0.78%) MPLS
6 1 (0.78%) OSPF
6 1 (0.78%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (12.40%) Relational Database
2 13 (10.08%) MySQL
3 12 (9.30%) Oracle Database
4 5 (3.88%) RDBMS
4 5 (3.88%) SQL Server
5 4 (3.10%) Big Data
5 4 (3.10%) Hadoop
6 3 (2.33%) MongoDB
6 3 (2.33%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (2.33%) Oracle Exadata
7 2 (1.55%) CouchDB
7 2 (1.55%) DB2
7 2 (1.55%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.55%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (1.55%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.78%) Geospatial Data
8 1 (0.78%) GIS
8 1 (0.78%) KNIME
8 1 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.78%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 19 (14.73%) SoapUI
2 15 (11.63%) Git (software)
3 12 (9.30%) Jenkins
4 10 (7.75%) JIRA
5 6 (4.65%) Selenium
6 5 (3.88%) Zephyr
7 4 (3.10%) Cucumber
7 4 (3.10%) Eclipse
7 4 (3.10%) GitLab
7 4 (3.10%) JUnit
7 4 (3.10%) LoadRunner
7 4 (3.10%) Maven
7 4 (3.10%) Subversion
8 3 (2.33%) IntelliJ
8 3 (2.33%) Rational Rose
8 3 (2.33%) TeamCity
8 3 (2.33%) XMLSpy
9 2 (1.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (1.55%) PowerBuilder
9 2 (1.55%) ProC
General
1 30 (23.26%) Telecoms
2 17 (13.18%) Finance
3 5 (3.88%) French Language
3 5 (3.88%) German Language
4 2 (1.55%) Legal
4 2 (1.55%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.78%) Law
5 1 (0.78%) Military
Job Titles
1 24 (18.60%) Analyst
1 24 (18.60%) DevOps Engineer
2 23 (17.83%) AWS Engineer
3 21 (16.28%) AWS DevOps
3 21 (16.28%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 14 (10.85%) Consultant
5 13 (10.08%) Developer
5 13 (10.08%) Support Engineer
6 12 (9.30%) Test Analyst
7 10 (7.75%) OSS Engineer
7 10 (7.75%) OSS Support Engineer
8 9 (6.98%) Integration Analyst
8 9 (6.98%) Integration Test Analyst
9 8 (6.20%) Support Consultant
10 7 (5.43%) Java Developer
10 7 (5.43%) Tester
11 6 (4.65%) Architect
12 5 (3.88%) Applications Support Analyst
12 5 (3.88%) Oracle DBA
12 5 (3.88%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (14.73%) Node.js
2 15 (11.63%) Web Services
2 15 (11.63%) XML
3 11 (8.53%) Middleware
3 11 (8.53%) SOAP
4 10 (7.75%) REST
5 7 (5.43%) J2EE
6 5 (3.88%) RESTful
7 4 (3.10%) JSON
8 3 (2.33%) EJB
8 3 (2.33%) Java EE
8 3 (2.33%) JAXB
8 3 (2.33%) JDBC
8 3 (2.33%) JMS
8 3 (2.33%) JNDI
8 3 (2.33%) Spring
8 3 (2.33%) TIBCO EMS
8 3 (2.33%) WSDL
8 3 (2.33%) XSD
8 3 (2.33%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 23 (17.83%) Linux Command Line
2 19 (14.73%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (13.18%) Computer Science
4 10 (7.75%) Smart Meter
5 4 (3.10%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (3.10%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.55%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.55%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (1.55%) PKI
6 2 (1.55%) Replication
7 1 (0.78%) Clustering
7 1 (0.78%) CMDB
7 1 (0.78%) IPTV
7 1 (0.78%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.78%) Optoelectronics
7 1 (0.78%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (0.78%) STB
7 1 (0.78%) User Experience
7 1 (0.78%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 80 (62.02%) Linux
2 52 (40.31%) Windows
3 26 (20.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (3.10%) Mac OS
4 4 (3.10%) Solaris
4 4 (3.10%) Windows 7
4 4 (3.10%) Windows Server
5 3 (2.33%) CentOS
5 3 (2.33%) Debian
5 3 (2.33%) Ubuntu
6 2 (1.55%) AIX
6 2 (1.55%) OpenVMS
7 1 (0.78%) OS/2
7 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (24.81%) DevOps
2 26 (20.16%) Problem-Solving
3 21 (16.28%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (16.28%) Configuration Management
4 19 (14.73%) Project Management
5 16 (12.40%) Workflow
6 15 (11.63%) Data Analysis
6 15 (11.63%) Test Automation
7 13 (10.08%) ITIL
8 12 (9.30%) SOA
9 11 (8.53%) Wealth Management
10 10 (7.75%) Incident Management
10 10 (7.75%) ITSM
11 9 (6.98%) System Integration Testing
11 9 (6.98%) Test Scripting
12 8 (6.20%) Integration Testing
12 8 (6.20%) Root Cause Analysis
13 7 (5.43%) Continuous Integration
13 7 (5.43%) Problem Management
14 6 (4.65%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 54 (41.86%) SQL
2 37 (28.68%) Python
3 34 (26.36%) Java
4 22 (17.05%) Bash Shell
5 13 (10.08%) PL/SQL
6 10 (7.75%) Shell Script
7 9 (6.98%) C++
8 8 (6.20%) C
9 7 (5.43%) JavaScript
10 5 (3.88%) Groovy
10 5 (3.88%) Ruby
11 3 (2.33%) VBScript
12 2 (1.55%) C#
12 2 (1.55%) Fortran
13 1 (0.78%) Go
13 1 (0.78%) Perl
13 1 (0.78%) PHP
13 1 (0.78%) VB
Qualifications
1 21 (16.28%) Degree
2 16 (12.40%) Security Cleared
3 15 (11.63%) SC Cleared
4 9 (6.98%) MOS
5 5 (3.88%) AWS Certification
6 4 (3.10%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (2.33%) CISSP
8 1 (0.78%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.78%) CCIP
8 1 (0.78%) CCNA
8 1 (0.78%) CCNP
8 1 (0.78%) CEH
8 1 (0.78%) CESG Certified Professional
8 1 (0.78%) CISA
8 1 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.78%) CISM
8 1 (0.78%) GIAC
8 1 (0.78%) JNCIS
8 1 (0.78%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (10.08%) SLA
2 5 (3.88%) QA
3 4 (3.10%) Data Quality
4 3 (2.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.78%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.78%) COBIT
6 1 (0.78%) ISO 31000
6 1 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 1 (0.78%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 22 (17.05%) Docker
2 5 (3.88%) Active Directory
3 4 (3.10%) vSphere
3 4 (3.10%) XenApp
4 3 (2.33%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.78%) Corosync
5 1 (0.78%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 25 (19.38%) Puppet
2 22 (17.05%) Ansible
2 22 (17.05%) Opscode Chef
3 19 (14.73%) Kubernetes
3 19 (14.73%) Salt
3 19 (14.73%) Terraform
4 17 (13.18%) Packer
5 4 (3.10%) HP ALM
6 3 (2.33%) SELinux
7 2 (1.55%) Data Guard
7 2 (1.55%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (1.55%) NetBackup
7 2 (1.55%) TIBCO Hawk
8 1 (0.78%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (0.78%) Control-M
8 1 (0.78%) Nessus
8 1 (0.78%) Netcool
8 1 (0.78%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.78%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 62 (48.06%) Oracle
2 23 (17.83%) Red Hat
3 14 (10.85%) FNZ
3 14 (10.85%) HP
4 11 (8.53%) IBM
5 9 (6.98%) AppDynamics
5 9 (6.98%) Huawei
5 9 (6.98%) Sun
6 7 (5.43%) Cisco
6 7 (5.43%) Microsoft
7 4 (3.10%) Citrix
7 4 (3.10%) ServiceNow
7 4 (3.10%) VMware
8 3 (2.33%) Casewise
8 3 (2.33%) KANA
8 3 (2.33%) TIBCO
9 2 (1.55%) Cognos
9 2 (1.55%) Lotus
9 2 (1.55%) NetApp
9 2 (1.55%) Remedy