The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 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 22 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unix
South West / Gloucestershire
Rank 32 27 33
Rank change year-on-year -5 +6  
Contract jobs citing Unix 16 22 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 4.80% 4.92% 5.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.05% 16.06% 23.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 16 17
Median daily rate £463 £506 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.64% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £381 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £35.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year -10.00% -1.40%  

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 Gloucestershire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Gloucestershire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 84 137 113
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 25.23% 30.65% 24.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 67 72
Median daily rate £165 £358 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -53.84% -7.74%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £125 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £364 £336
% change year-on-year +6.37% +8.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 14 7
Median hourly rate £14.00 £19.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.31% -5.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £8.50 £14.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £44.10 £43.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £17.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -10.29% +9.67%  

Unix
Job Vacancy Trend in Gloucestershire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 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 Gloucestershire

Unix
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Unix in Gloucestershire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Unix in Gloucestershire

Unix
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Unix in Gloucestershire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix in Gloucestershire

Unix
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 22 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
Gloucester +2 5 £430 -9.57%
Cheltenham -2 1 £450 +7.46%
Unix
South West

Unix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 22 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 Gloucestershire region with a requirement for Unix.

1 19 (59.38%) Security Cleared
2 16 (50.00%) SQL
2 16 (50.00%) Oracle
3 13 (40.63%) Business Intelligence
4 12 (37.50%) PL/SQL
5 11 (34.38%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (31.25%) SC Cleared
6 10 (31.25%) DV Cleared
7 9 (28.13%) ISEB
7 9 (28.13%) Banking
7 9 (28.13%) ISTQB
8 8 (25.00%) Python
8 8 (25.00%) Java
8 8 (25.00%) Bash Shell
9 7 (21.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 7 (21.88%) Basel II
9 7 (21.88%) LoadRunner
9 7 (21.88%) Finance
10 6 (18.75%) Software Testing
10 6 (18.75%) HP
10 6 (18.75%) Configuration Management
10 6 (18.75%) Shell Script
10 6 (18.75%) Perl
10 6 (18.75%) SQL Server
10 6 (18.75%) SOAP
10 6 (18.75%) Web Services
10 6 (18.75%) Test Management
10 6 (18.75%) Data Protection
11 5 (15.63%) RESTful
11 5 (15.63%) Functional Testing

Unix
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire 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 3 (9.38%) SAS
2 2 (6.25%) Apache
2 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (6.25%) Live Communications Server
2 2 (6.25%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.25%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (3.13%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.13%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MS Excel
1 2 (6.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (3.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.38%) DHCP
1 3 (9.38%) DNS
2 2 (6.25%) SAN
3 1 (3.13%) HTTP
3 1 (3.13%) SSH
3 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.13%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (34.38%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (18.75%) SQL Server
3 4 (12.50%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (12.50%) Hadoop
4 3 (9.38%) Relational Database
5 2 (6.25%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 2 (6.25%) BusinessObjects XI
5 2 (6.25%) MS Access
5 2 (6.25%) MySQL
6 1 (3.13%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (3.13%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (21.88%) LoadRunner
2 4 (12.50%) Rational Functional Tester
3 3 (9.38%) Ant
3 3 (9.38%) JIRA
3 3 (9.38%) Maven
3 3 (9.38%) Selenium
3 3 (9.38%) Selenium IDE
3 3 (9.38%) WebDriver
4 2 (6.25%) Subversion
4 2 (6.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (3.13%) Git (software)
5 1 (3.13%) JMeter
5 1 (3.13%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (3.13%) Zephyr
General
1 9 (28.13%) Banking
2 7 (21.88%) Finance
3 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.13%) Electronics
4 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.13%) Marketing
4 1 (3.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (37.50%) Developer
2 5 (15.63%) Analyst
2 5 (15.63%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 5 (15.63%) Test Analyst
3 3 (9.38%) Consultant
3 3 (9.38%) Lead Test Analyst
3 3 (9.38%) Oracle Consultant
4 2 (6.25%) Administrator
4 2 (6.25%) Business Developer
4 2 (6.25%) Business Intelligence Consultant
4 2 (6.25%) DBA
4 2 (6.25%) MySQL DBA
4 2 (6.25%) Oracle BI Consultant
4 2 (6.25%) Oracle BI Developer
4 2 (6.25%) Oracle Developer
4 2 (6.25%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
4 2 (6.25%) Senior Developer
4 2 (6.25%) Test Leader
4 2 (6.25%) Tester
4 2 (6.25%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.75%) SOAP
1 6 (18.75%) Web Services
2 5 (15.63%) Middleware
2 5 (15.63%) RESTful
3 4 (12.50%) .NET
4 3 (9.38%) ASP.NET
5 1 (3.13%) .NET Framework
5 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (3.13%) CSS
5 1 (3.13%) HTML
5 1 (3.13%) HTML5
5 1 (3.13%) IBM Integration Bus
5 1 (3.13%) jQuery
5 1 (3.13%) JSON
5 1 (3.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (3.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (6.25%) Clustering
2 2 (6.25%) Fat Client
2 2 (6.25%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.25%) Thin Client
3 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.13%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (3.13%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.50%) Linux
2 3 (9.38%) Solaris
2 3 (9.38%) Windows
2 3 (9.38%) Windows Server
3 2 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (6.25%) Windows XP
4 1 (3.13%) CentOS
4 1 (3.13%) Debian
4 1 (3.13%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (40.63%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (18.75%) Configuration Management
2 6 (18.75%) Data Protection
2 6 (18.75%) Software Testing
2 6 (18.75%) Test Management
3 5 (15.63%) Enterprise Architecture
3 5 (15.63%) Functional Testing
4 4 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (12.50%) Dimensional Modelling
5 3 (9.38%) BDD
5 3 (9.38%) Kimball Methodology
5 3 (9.38%) Migration
5 3 (9.38%) Quality Management
5 3 (9.38%) Release Management
5 3 (9.38%) SDLC
5 3 (9.38%) Software Delivery
5 3 (9.38%) Software Engineering
5 3 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (9.38%) Test Scripting
6 2 (6.25%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (50.00%) SQL
2 12 (37.50%) PL/SQL
3 8 (25.00%) Bash Shell
3 8 (25.00%) Java
3 8 (25.00%) Python
4 6 (18.75%) Perl
4 6 (18.75%) Shell Script
5 4 (12.50%) C
5 4 (12.50%) C++
5 4 (12.50%) Ruby
6 2 (6.25%) JavaScript
6 2 (6.25%) VB.NET
7 1 (3.13%) C#
7 1 (3.13%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (59.38%) Security Cleared
2 10 (31.25%) DV Cleared
2 10 (31.25%) SC Cleared
3 9 (28.13%) ISEB
3 9 (28.13%) ISTQB
4 3 (9.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (21.88%) Basel II
1 7 (21.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (9.38%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 3 (9.38%) Active Directory
1 3 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.13%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (6.25%) NetBackup
2 2 (6.25%) Netcool
2 2 (6.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (6.25%) Unicenter
2 2 (6.25%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 1 (3.13%) SELinux
Vendors
1 16 (50.00%) Oracle
2 6 (18.75%) HP
3 5 (15.63%) webMethods
4 4 (12.50%) Teradata
5 3 (9.38%) Atlassian
5 3 (9.38%) Cloudera
5 3 (9.38%) Microsoft
5 3 (9.38%) VMware
6 2 (6.25%) Citrix
6 2 (6.25%) EMC
6 2 (6.25%) Meridio
6 2 (6.25%) Veritas
7 1 (3.13%) Apple
7 1 (3.13%) IBM
7 1 (3.13%) Red Hat
7 1 (3.13%) SAP