Period
to 17 November 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 November 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 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 82 40 38
Rank change year-on-year -42 -2 -6
Contract jobs citing Unix 95 156 197
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.32% 3.79% 4.56%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.22% 19.90% 23.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 77 78
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% -10.61%
10th Percentile £258 £300 £270
90th Percentile £525 £608 £538
South East median daily rate £439 £438 £400
% change year-on-year +0.29% +9.38% -1.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Berkshire median hourly rate £19.00 £45.00 £28.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -57.78% +59.29% -
10th Percentile £18.50 £41.10 £21.03
90th Percentile £19.50 £47.50 £36.08
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +1.19% +16.67% -10.00%

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 668 784 840
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 16.34% 19.07% 19.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 347 393 454
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -3.23%
10th Percentile £152 £183 £206
90th Percentile £550 £550 £538
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 64 55
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.25 £13.63 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.61% -6.03% -32.71%
10th Percentile £11.42 £10.75 £11.55
90th Percentile £39.88 £39.75 £44.31
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £17.64 £17.06
% change year-on-year -0.77% +3.37% -7.06%

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 November 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 November 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 -23 38 £438 +2.94% 16
Slough -9 16 £300 -33.33% 6
Wokingham -4 13 £400 -36.00%
Newbury -7 13 £425 +16.44% 1
Bracknell -11 7 £251 -40.88% 3
Windsor +3 1 - -
Maidenhead -9 1 - - 4
Unix
South East

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 50 (52.63%) Oracle
2 48 (50.53%) Linux
3 31 (32.63%) Windows
4 24 (25.26%) Telecoms
5 21 (22.11%) SQL
6 20 (21.05%) Python
6 20 (21.05%) Firewall
7 18 (18.95%) Cisco
8 16 (16.84%) Sun
8 16 (16.84%) SLA
8 16 (16.84%) Java
8 16 (16.84%) VMware
8 16 (16.84%) Agile Software Development
9 14 (14.74%) OpenVMS
9 14 (14.74%) Oracle Database
10 13 (13.68%) Solaris
10 13 (13.68%) HP
10 13 (13.68%) SC Cleared
10 13 (13.68%) Security Cleared
11 12 (12.63%) Computer Science
11 12 (12.63%) Degree
11 12 (12.63%) IBM
11 12 (12.63%) Cisco Certification
12 11 (11.58%) Red Hat
12 11 (11.58%) XML
12 11 (11.58%) ITSM
12 11 (11.58%) IaaS
13 10 (10.53%) Relational Database
13 10 (10.53%) Oracle GoldenGate
13 10 (10.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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 4 (4.21%) Apache
1 4 (4.21%) CMS
2 3 (3.16%) JBoss
2 3 (3.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (3.16%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.11%) nginx
3 2 (2.11%) PowerExchange
4 1 (1.05%) Apache Pig
4 1 (1.05%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.05%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.05%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.05%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.16%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (2.11%) Oracle BRM
2 2 (2.11%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (1.05%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 11 (11.58%) IaaS
2 9 (9.47%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (5.26%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (5.26%) AWS CloudFormation
3 5 (5.26%) AWS Lambda
3 5 (5.26%) Serverless
4 4 (4.21%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (3.16%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (2.11%) AWS CodePipeline
7 1 (1.05%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (1.05%) GitHub
7 1 (1.05%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 20 (21.05%) Firewall
2 10 (10.53%) DNS
3 7 (7.37%) TCP/IP
4 6 (6.32%) Internet
4 6 (6.32%) LAN
4 6 (6.32%) WAN
5 4 (4.21%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (4.21%) Radio Access Network
6 3 (3.16%) BGP
6 3 (3.16%) DWDM
6 3 (3.16%) EIGRP
6 3 (3.16%) GPRS
6 3 (3.16%) GSM
6 3 (3.16%) MPLS
6 3 (3.16%) OSPF
6 3 (3.16%) RIP
6 3 (3.16%) SDH
6 3 (3.16%) VoIP
6 3 (3.16%) VPLS
6 3 (3.16%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (14.74%) Oracle Database
2 10 (10.53%) Relational Database
3 7 (7.37%) NoSQL
4 5 (5.26%) RDBMS
5 4 (4.21%) MySQL
5 4 (4.21%) SQL Server
6 3 (3.16%) Hadoop
6 3 (3.16%) Oracle Exadata
7 2 (2.11%) Big Data
7 2 (2.11%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (2.11%) CouchDB
7 2 (2.11%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (2.11%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 2 (2.11%) HBase
8 1 (1.05%) Apache Hive
8 1 (1.05%) DB2
8 1 (1.05%) Mahout
8 1 (1.05%) MongoDB
8 1 (1.05%) Oracle Discoverer
8 1 (1.05%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 7 (7.37%) Git (software)
2 6 (6.32%) Jenkins
3 5 (5.26%) SoapUI
4 4 (4.21%) JIRA
4 4 (4.21%) PowerBuilder
4 4 (4.21%) ProC
4 4 (4.21%) PVCS
5 3 (3.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (3.16%) Rational Rose
6 2 (2.11%) Bitbucket
6 2 (2.11%) Gradle
6 2 (2.11%) Maven
7 1 (1.05%) AnthillPro
7 1 (1.05%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.05%) Hudson
7 1 (1.05%) Introscope
7 1 (1.05%) JMeter
7 1 (1.05%) JProfiler
7 1 (1.05%) Selenium
7 1 (1.05%) TeamCity
General
1 24 (25.26%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.11%) Billing
2 2 (2.11%) Finance
2 2 (2.11%) General Ledger
3 1 (1.05%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (23.16%) Developer
2 12 (12.63%) Support Engineer
3 11 (11.58%) OSS Engineer
4 10 (10.53%) OSS Support Engineer
5 9 (9.47%) DBA
6 8 (8.42%) Analyst
7 7 (7.37%) Consultant
7 7 (7.37%) DevOps Engineer
7 7 (7.37%) Linux Engineer
7 7 (7.37%) Network Engineer
8 6 (6.32%) Architect
8 6 (6.32%) Java Developer
8 6 (6.32%) Python Developer
8 6 (6.32%) Unix Engineer
9 5 (5.26%) AWS DevOps
9 5 (5.26%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 5 (5.26%) AWS Engineer
9 5 (5.26%) Test Analyst
9 5 (5.26%) Unix Linux Engineer
10 4 (4.21%) Fortran Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (11.58%) XML
2 10 (10.53%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 5 (5.26%) Node.js
3 5 (5.26%) REST
4 4 (4.21%) J2EE
4 4 (4.21%) STL
5 3 (3.16%) HTML
5 3 (3.16%) Spring
6 2 (2.11%) Ajax
6 2 (2.11%) JSON
6 2 (2.11%) Middleware
6 2 (2.11%) RESTful
6 2 (2.11%) SOAP
7 1 (1.05%) Apache Avro
7 1 (1.05%) CSS3
7 1 (1.05%) Gherkin
7 1 (1.05%) HTML5
7 1 (1.05%) Kafka
7 1 (1.05%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (1.05%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.63%) Computer Science
2 9 (9.47%) Replication
3 8 (8.42%) Linux Command Line
4 6 (6.32%) Data Centre
5 5 (5.26%) Smart Meter
6 4 (4.21%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (3.16%) IPTV
8 2 (2.11%) CMDB
8 2 (2.11%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (2.11%) Management Information System
9 1 (1.05%) Clustering
9 1 (1.05%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (1.05%) LPAR
9 1 (1.05%) Optoelectronics
9 1 (1.05%) PKI
9 1 (1.05%) RIA
9 1 (1.05%) STB
9 1 (1.05%) User Experience
9 1 (1.05%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 48 (50.53%) Linux
2 31 (32.63%) Windows
3 14 (14.74%) OpenVMS
4 13 (13.68%) Solaris
5 10 (10.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (5.26%) Windows Server
7 4 (4.21%) AIX
8 3 (3.16%) CentOS
9 2 (2.11%) HPUX
9 2 (2.11%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (1.05%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (16.84%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (11.58%) ITSM
3 10 (10.53%) ITIL
4 9 (9.47%) DevOps
5 8 (8.42%) Configuration Management
6 6 (6.32%) Migration
6 6 (6.32%) SDLC
7 5 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (5.26%) Test Automation
8 4 (4.21%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (4.21%) Integration Testing
8 4 (4.21%) Mentoring
8 4 (4.21%) Scrum
8 4 (4.21%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (4.21%) System Integration Testing
8 4 (4.21%) Test Scripting
9 3 (3.16%) Data Modelling
9 3 (3.16%) E-Commerce
9 3 (3.16%) RAD
9 3 (3.16%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 21 (22.11%) SQL
2 20 (21.05%) Python
3 16 (16.84%) Java
4 10 (10.53%) Perl
5 9 (9.47%) C
5 9 (9.47%) C++
6 8 (8.42%) Bash Shell
6 8 (8.42%) Shell Script
7 6 (6.32%) JavaScript
8 5 (5.26%) PL/SQL
9 4 (4.21%) Fortran
10 2 (2.11%) Groovy
10 2 (2.11%) Korn
10 2 (2.11%) PHP
10 2 (2.11%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.05%) C#
11 1 (1.05%) Go
11 1 (1.05%) Ruby
11 1 (1.05%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 13 (13.68%) SC Cleared
1 13 (13.68%) Security Cleared
2 12 (12.63%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (12.63%) Degree
3 9 (9.47%) MOS
4 8 (8.42%) CCNA
5 6 (6.32%) CCNP
6 3 (3.16%) BC Cleared
6 3 (3.16%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (3.16%) CCIE
6 3 (3.16%) CCIP
6 3 (3.16%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (3.16%) JNCIS
7 1 (1.05%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (16.84%) SLA
2 5 (5.26%) QA
3 2 (2.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.05%) GPG13
4 1 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (9.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (8.42%) VMware ESXi
3 7 (7.37%) Docker
4 6 (6.32%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (3.16%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (2.11%) Active Directory
6 2 (2.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (2.11%) HDFS
6 2 (2.11%) Hyper-V
6 2 (2.11%) NFS
6 2 (2.11%) vSphere
7 1 (1.05%) iptables
7 1 (1.05%) Postfix
7 1 (1.05%) Squid
7 1 (1.05%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 10 (10.53%) Puppet
2 9 (9.47%) Ansible
3 8 (8.42%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (6.32%) Salt
4 6 (6.32%) Terraform
5 5 (5.26%) Data Guard
5 5 (5.26%) Kubernetes
5 5 (5.26%) Packer
6 4 (4.21%) Netcool
7 3 (3.16%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (2.11%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
8 2 (2.11%) Hadoop YARN
9 1 (1.05%) Ambari
9 1 (1.05%) Automic
9 1 (1.05%) HP ALM
9 1 (1.05%) NetBackup
9 1 (1.05%) Oozie
9 1 (1.05%) Oracle ZFS
9 1 (1.05%) Red Hat Satellite
9 1 (1.05%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 50 (52.63%) Oracle
2 18 (18.95%) Cisco
3 16 (16.84%) Sun
3 16 (16.84%) VMware
4 13 (13.68%) HP
5 12 (12.63%) IBM
6 11 (11.58%) Red Hat
7 10 (10.53%) Huawei
8 7 (7.37%) NetApp
9 6 (6.32%) Dell
10 5 (5.26%) Citrix
10 5 (5.26%) Juniper
10 5 (5.26%) Microsoft
10 5 (5.26%) Tekelec
11 4 (4.21%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 4 (4.21%) CheckPoint
11 4 (4.21%) Crossbeam
11 4 (4.21%) F5
11 4 (4.21%) Nokia
11 4 (4.21%) Sandvine