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 3 months to 30 March 2017 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 45 51
Rank change year-on-year +7 +6  
Contract jobs citing Unix 69 94 105
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 3.77% 3.79% 3.57%
As % of the Operating Systems category 25.00% 18.40% 18.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 57 49
Median daily rate £438 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +21.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £165 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £508 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £18.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £24.15 £35.00
% change year-on-year +34.57% -31.00%  

Unix is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Contract Operating System Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 276 511 571
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 15.09% 20.59% 19.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 302 284
Median daily rate £400 £363 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -2.02%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £165 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 29 39
Median hourly rate £14.20 £18.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.11% +9.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £111.50 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +6.45%  

Unix
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing Unix as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +8 38 £500 +17.64% 8
Slough +15 11 £360 -10.28% 1
Wokingham +3 3 £275 -
Bracknell -3 2 - -
Maidenhead -5 2 £400 +28.00% 1
Newbury +2 1 £375 -3.22% 2
Windsor - 1 - - 1
Unix
South East

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Unix also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Unix.

1 105 (74.47%) Linux
2 47 (33.33%) Windows
3 42 (29.79%) Oracle
4 40 (28.37%) Java
5 36 (25.53%) IBM
5 36 (25.53%) VMware
6 34 (24.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 31 (21.99%) SC Cleared
7 31 (21.99%) Security Cleared
8 30 (21.28%) Solaris
9 29 (20.57%) Python
10 27 (19.15%) Firewall
10 27 (19.15%) JavaScript
11 26 (18.44%) Telecoms
12 25 (17.73%) SQL
12 25 (17.73%) Cisco
12 25 (17.73%) DevOps
13 24 (17.02%) Data Centre
13 24 (17.02%) HP
13 24 (17.02%) Shell Script
13 24 (17.02%) Middleware
14 23 (16.31%) TCP/IP
14 23 (16.31%) Git (software)
14 23 (16.31%) Bash Shell
15 22 (15.60%) SAN
15 22 (15.60%) HTTP
15 22 (15.60%) Debian
16 21 (14.89%) SSH
16 21 (14.89%) Ubuntu
16 21 (14.89%) CentOS

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 12 (8.51%) Apache
2 11 (7.80%) WebLogic
3 10 (7.09%) JBoss
3 10 (7.09%) Tomcat
4 5 (3.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 5 (3.55%) WebSphere
5 4 (2.84%) IIS
5 4 (2.84%) SharePoint
5 4 (2.84%) WebSphere Application Server
6 3 (2.13%) Commerce Server
6 3 (2.13%) IBM HTTP Server
6 3 (2.13%) MS Exchange
7 2 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.42%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.71%) CloudStack
Applications
1 12 (8.51%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.42%) MS Office
2 2 (1.42%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (3.55%) Oracle Receivables
1 5 (3.55%) Remedy AR System
1 5 (3.55%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (2.13%) Fredhopper
3 2 (1.42%) Oracle Retail
3 2 (1.42%) Sonata
4 1 (0.71%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 1 (0.71%) Maximo
4 1 (0.71%) Oracle BRM
4 1 (0.71%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.71%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.38%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.71%) GitHub
3 1 (0.71%) IaaS
3 1 (0.71%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (19.15%) Firewall
2 23 (16.31%) TCP/IP
3 22 (15.60%) HTTP
3 22 (15.60%) SAN
4 21 (14.89%) SSH
5 20 (14.18%) ICMP
6 14 (9.93%) LAN
7 11 (7.80%) DNS
8 8 (5.67%) VLAN
8 8 (5.67%) VPN
9 6 (4.26%) Cisco Nexus
10 5 (3.55%) ATM
10 5 (3.55%) Ethernet
10 5 (3.55%) WAN
11 4 (2.84%) DHCP
11 4 (2.84%) FTP
11 4 (2.84%) IGMP
11 4 (2.84%) SMTP
11 4 (2.84%) SNMP
11 4 (2.84%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (14.89%) Hadoop
2 10 (7.09%) Oracle Database
3 8 (5.67%) Oracle Database 12c
4 7 (4.96%) SQL Server
5 6 (4.26%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (3.55%) Big Data
7 4 (2.84%) DB2
8 2 (1.42%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (1.42%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.42%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.42%) MS Access
8 2 (1.42%) MySQL
8 2 (1.42%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.42%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (1.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.71%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.71%) DataStax
9 1 (0.71%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.71%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 23 (16.31%) Git (software)
2 6 (4.26%) Maven
3 5 (3.55%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.42%) JIRA
4 2 (1.42%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (1.42%) ProC
5 1 (0.71%) JMeter
5 1 (0.71%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.71%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.71%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.71%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.71%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.71%) Visual Studio
General
1 26 (18.44%) Telecoms
2 11 (7.80%) Finance
3 10 (7.09%) Law
4 7 (4.96%) Retail
5 4 (2.84%) Billing
5 4 (2.84%) Legal
6 2 (1.42%) Electronics
7 1 (0.71%) Back Office
7 1 (0.71%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 29 (20.57%) Developer
2 27 (19.15%) Consultant
3 18 (12.77%) Java Developer
4 14 (9.93%) Analyst
5 13 (9.22%) DevOps Engineer
6 11 (7.80%) Architect
7 10 (7.09%) JavaScript Developer
7 10 (7.09%) Python Developer
8 9 (6.38%) DevOps Consultant
8 9 (6.38%) Java Consultant
8 9 (6.38%) Java Engineer
8 9 (6.38%) JavaScript Engineer
8 9 (6.38%) Technical Leader
9 8 (5.67%) Support Engineer
10 7 (4.96%) IT Consultant
10 7 (4.96%) Open Source Developer
11 5 (3.55%) Applications Developer
11 5 (3.55%) Java Applications Developer
11 5 (3.55%) Solutions Architect
11 5 (3.55%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (17.02%) Middleware
2 8 (5.67%) CSS
3 7 (4.96%) Oracle Fusion
4 6 (4.26%) JSON
4 6 (4.26%) Web Services
4 6 (4.26%) XML
5 5 (3.55%) AngularJS
5 5 (3.55%) RabbitMQ
5 5 (3.55%) WSDL
6 4 (2.84%) HTML
7 3 (2.13%) Ajax
7 3 (2.13%) CGI
7 3 (2.13%) J2EE
7 3 (2.13%) REST
7 3 (2.13%) SOAP
7 3 (2.13%) Worklight
8 2 (1.42%) Elastic Stack
8 2 (1.42%) Memcached
8 2 (1.42%) SailPoint
8 2 (1.42%) SPML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (17.02%) Data Centre
2 18 (12.77%) Linux Command Line
3 14 (9.93%) Mainframe
4 12 (8.51%) EMC VMAX
4 12 (8.51%) EMC VNX
4 12 (8.51%) IBM Mainframe
5 11 (7.80%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (7.09%) Private Cloud
7 6 (4.26%) Management Information System
7 6 (4.26%) Smart Meter
8 5 (3.55%) CMDB
8 5 (3.55%) EMV
9 4 (2.84%) IPTV
9 4 (2.84%) Over-the-Top Content
9 4 (2.84%) Video on Demand
10 3 (2.13%) Machine to Machine
10 3 (2.13%) PKI
10 3 (2.13%) STB
11 2 (1.42%) Clustering
12 1 (0.71%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 105 (74.47%) Linux
2 47 (33.33%) Windows
3 34 (24.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 30 (21.28%) Solaris
5 22 (15.60%) Debian
6 21 (14.89%) CentOS
6 21 (14.89%) Ubuntu
7 19 (13.48%) AIX
8 7 (4.96%) Windows Server
9 5 (3.55%) Android
10 2 (1.42%) SUSE
10 2 (1.42%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.71%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.71%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (17.73%) DevOps
2 19 (13.48%) Prototyping
3 17 (12.06%) ITIL
4 14 (9.93%) Migration
5 12 (8.51%) Open Source
5 12 (8.51%) Performance Tuning
6 11 (7.80%) Process Improvement
7 10 (7.09%) Project Management
8 9 (6.38%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (6.38%) Data Migration
8 9 (6.38%) E-Commerce
9 8 (5.67%) Workflow
10 7 (4.96%) Data Modelling
10 7 (4.96%) Service Management
11 6 (4.26%) Business Process Improvement
11 6 (4.26%) Capacity Planning
11 6 (4.26%) ITSM
11 6 (4.26%) Open Source Development
12 5 (3.55%) Kalman Filter
12 5 (3.55%) Workflow Development
Programming Languages
1 40 (28.37%) Java
2 29 (20.57%) Python
3 27 (19.15%) JavaScript
4 25 (17.73%) SQL
5 24 (17.02%) Shell Script
6 23 (16.31%) Bash Shell
7 5 (3.55%) Perl
8 3 (2.13%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.42%) BeanShell
9 2 (1.42%) Ruby
10 1 (0.71%) C
10 1 (0.71%) C#
10 1 (0.71%) C++
10 1 (0.71%) PHP
10 1 (0.71%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.71%) R
10 1 (0.71%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 31 (21.99%) SC Cleared
1 31 (21.99%) Security Cleared
2 8 (5.67%) CCNA
2 8 (5.67%) CCNP
2 8 (5.67%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (3.55%) Degree
3 5 (3.55%) ISTQB
4 4 (2.84%) JNCIA
5 3 (2.13%) CCIP
5 3 (2.13%) HNC
5 3 (2.13%) HND
5 3 (2.13%) ISEB
5 3 (2.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (1.42%) CISSP
6 2 (1.42%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (1.42%) SANS
6 2 (1.42%) SCSA
6 2 (1.42%) SSCP
6 2 (1.42%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.26%) SLA
2 3 (2.13%) PMO
2 3 (2.13%) QA
3 2 (1.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 20 (14.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (4.96%) vSphere
3 6 (4.26%) Docker
4 4 (2.84%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.42%) Active Directory
5 2 (1.42%) Corosync
6 1 (0.71%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.71%) KVM
6 1 (0.71%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.71%) Shibboleth
6 1 (0.71%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 1 (0.71%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.71%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.71%) Xen
6 1 (0.71%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 21 (14.89%) SELinux
2 20 (14.18%) Ansible
3 10 (7.09%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 6 (4.26%) Puppet
5 4 (2.84%) Nagios
5 4 (2.84%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (2.84%) Tivoli
5 4 (2.84%) vMotion
6 3 (2.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 3 (2.13%) Oracle Identity Management
7 2 (1.42%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (1.42%) HP Data Protector
7 2 (1.42%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (1.42%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (1.42%) MOM
7 2 (1.42%) NetBackup
7 2 (1.42%) Pacemaker
8 1 (0.71%) Nessus
8 1 (0.71%) Nmap
8 1 (0.71%) OpenView
Vendors
1 42 (29.79%) Oracle
2 36 (25.53%) IBM
2 36 (25.53%) VMware
3 25 (17.73%) Cisco
4 24 (17.02%) HP
5 18 (12.77%) Microsoft
6 16 (11.35%) NetApp
7 15 (10.64%) EMC
7 15 (10.64%) Red Hat
7 15 (10.64%) Sun
8 10 (7.09%) Citrix
9 9 (6.38%) Google
10 7 (4.96%) TIBCO
11 6 (4.26%) BMC
12 5 (3.55%) Huawei
12 5 (3.55%) Remedy
12 5 (3.55%) Veritas
13 4 (2.84%) F5
13 4 (2.84%) Juniper
13 4 (2.84%) Splunk
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Spencer Rose
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