The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 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 / Hampshire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 27 14
Rank change year-on-year -9 -13  
Contract jobs citing Unix 88 139 171
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 4.65% 6.24% 7.90%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.53% 23.32% 22.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 88 72
Median daily rate £450 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.42% +8.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £286 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Median hourly rate - £42.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -6.66%  
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 Hampshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Hampshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 502 596 749
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 26.52% 26.77% 34.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 390 367
Median daily rate £400 £360 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +4.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 33 51
Median hourly rate £15.00 £18.75 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -16.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £13.75 £11.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £43.85 £40.00
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 Hampshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hampshire 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 Hampshire

Unix
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unix in Hampshire

Unix
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unix in Hampshire over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unix in Hampshire

Unix
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix in Hampshire

Unix
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix within the Hampshire 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
Winchester +15 25 £450 +50.00%
Southampton 0 6 £450 +7.78% 3
Havant -1 6 £485 +38.57%
Farnborough +6 4 - - 4
Basingstoke -11 4 £438 +34.69% 1
Fareham -5 3 £375 -19.35% 1
Andover -6 2 £514 +46.78%
Hook -9 2 £423 +40.83%
Portsmouth -10 1 £475 +22.18%
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 Hampshire region with a requirement for Unix.

1 131 (81.88%) Linux
2 80 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 60 (37.50%) SC Cleared
4 58 (36.25%) Windows
5 55 (34.38%) Red Hat
6 47 (29.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 40 (25.00%) VMware
8 36 (22.50%) SQL
9 35 (21.88%) Oracle
10 27 (16.88%) Agile Software Development
10 27 (16.88%) Java
11 25 (15.63%) Python
11 25 (15.63%) PostgreSQL
12 24 (15.00%) Windows Server
13 23 (14.38%) C++
13 23 (14.38%) Microsoft
14 22 (13.75%) C
14 22 (13.75%) AIX
14 22 (13.75%) Oracle Database
15 21 (13.13%) DevOps
15 21 (13.13%) Windows Server 2008
15 21 (13.13%) Software Engineering
16 19 (11.88%) VMware Infrastructure
16 19 (11.88%) SQL Server
16 19 (11.88%) Shell Script
17 18 (11.25%) Cisco
18 17 (10.63%) TCP/IP
19 16 (10.00%) UML
19 16 (10.00%) ITIL
19 16 (10.00%) Puppet

Unix
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hampshire 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 15 (9.38%) JBoss
2 14 (8.75%) Tomcat
3 8 (5.00%) Apache
4 6 (3.75%) MS Exchange
5 5 (3.13%) Apache Solr
5 5 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (3.13%) Exchange Server 5.5
6 4 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2000
7 3 (1.88%) GlassFish
7 3 (1.88%) Oracle Service Bus
7 3 (1.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (1.25%) Apache Spark
8 2 (1.25%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (1.25%) GemFire
8 2 (1.25%) SAS
8 2 (1.25%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.63%) Apache Qpid
9 1 (0.63%) Confluence
9 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.63%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (6.88%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.75%) MS Office
3 2 (1.25%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.63%) MS Project
4 1 (0.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (3.13%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.88%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (1.88%) Oracle Utilities
3 2 (1.25%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (1.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.63%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.63%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.63%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.63%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.75%) PaaS
2 4 (2.50%) IaaS
3 3 (1.88%) GitHub
4 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (10.63%) TCP/IP
2 15 (9.38%) SAN
3 12 (7.50%) Firewall
4 11 (6.88%) LAN
4 11 (6.88%) WAN
5 9 (5.63%) LDAP
6 8 (5.00%) DNS
7 6 (3.75%) Cisco Nexus
7 6 (3.75%) IP Telephony
7 6 (3.75%) Network Security
8 4 (2.50%) IPsec
8 4 (2.50%) SSL
8 4 (2.50%) X.500
9 3 (1.88%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 2 (1.25%) Diameter Protocol
10 2 (1.25%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 2 (1.25%) Frame Relay
10 2 (1.25%) NAS
10 2 (1.25%) SIGTRAN
10 2 (1.25%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (15.63%) PostgreSQL
2 22 (13.75%) Oracle Database
3 19 (11.88%) SQL Server
4 14 (8.75%) MySQL
5 12 (7.50%) Oracle Database 11g
6 9 (5.63%) Relational Database
7 8 (5.00%) Hadoop
7 8 (5.00%) Oracle Database 10g
7 8 (5.00%) RDBMS
8 7 (4.38%) Apache Hive
8 7 (4.38%) Oracle9i Database
9 6 (3.75%) NoSQL
9 6 (3.75%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (3.13%) Impala
10 5 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (2.50%) Oracle Database 12c
11 4 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
11 4 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
12 3 (1.88%) HBase
Development Applications
1 10 (6.25%) GoogleTest
1 10 (6.25%) Subversion
2 9 (5.63%) NUnit
3 8 (5.00%) Jenkins
4 6 (3.75%) Ant
4 6 (3.75%) ClearCase
4 6 (3.75%) CppUnit
5 4 (2.50%) Cucumber
5 4 (2.50%) Git (software)
5 4 (2.50%) JIRA
5 4 (2.50%) JUnit
5 4 (2.50%) Mockito
6 3 (1.88%) Eclipse
6 3 (1.88%) Gradle
6 3 (1.88%) Selenium
7 2 (1.25%) NetBeans
7 2 (1.25%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (1.25%) Robot Framework
8 1 (0.63%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.63%) CMake
General
1 15 (9.38%) Finance
2 8 (5.00%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.50%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.25%) Billing
4 2 (1.25%) Electronics
4 2 (1.25%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.25%) Games
4 2 (1.25%) Local Government
4 2 (1.25%) Marketing
5 1 (0.63%) Banking
5 1 (0.63%) Military
Job Titles
1 28 (17.50%) Developer
2 18 (11.25%) DBA
3 16 (10.00%) Consultant
4 14 (8.75%) Administrator
5 12 (7.50%) Oracle DBA
6 11 (6.88%) C Developer
6 11 (6.88%) Linux Engineer
6 11 (6.88%) Linux Specialist
6 11 (6.88%) Unix Specialist
7 9 (5.63%) Java Developer
8 8 (5.00%) Linux Administrator
8 8 (5.00%) Software Engineer
9 7 (4.38%) Architect
9 7 (4.38%) SQL DBA
10 6 (3.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (3.75%) Software Developer
11 5 (3.13%) C++ Developer
11 5 (3.13%) Project Manager
11 5 (3.13%) SC Cleared DBA
12 4 (2.50%) Linux Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (7.50%) Middleware
2 11 (6.88%) Spring
3 8 (5.00%) RESTful
4 7 (4.38%) HTML
4 7 (4.38%) J2EE
4 7 (4.38%) JSF
4 7 (4.38%) JSP
4 7 (4.38%) XML
5 6 (3.75%) Ajax
5 6 (3.75%) Hibernate
5 6 (3.75%) JMS
5 6 (3.75%) JPA
5 6 (3.75%) PrimeFaces
5 6 (3.75%) REST
5 6 (3.75%) Spring Boot
5 6 (3.75%) Spring Integration
6 5 (3.13%) Oracle Fusion
6 5 (3.13%) Web Services
7 4 (2.50%) Java SE
7 4 (2.50%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (6.25%) Clustering
2 10 (6.25%) Data Centre
2 10 (6.25%) Smart Meter
3 9 (5.63%) Derivative
3 9 (5.63%) PKI
4 5 (3.13%) HACMP
4 5 (3.13%) Linux Command Line
5 4 (2.50%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.50%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.88%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.25%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.25%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.25%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.25%) User Experience
7 2 (1.25%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.63%) DataPower
8 1 (0.63%) Digital TV
8 1 (0.63%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 131 (81.88%) Linux
2 58 (36.25%) Windows
3 47 (29.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 24 (15.00%) Windows Server
5 22 (13.75%) AIX
6 21 (13.13%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (8.13%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (5.63%) CentOS
10 7 (4.38%) Solaris
11 5 (3.13%) Debian
11 5 (3.13%) Ubuntu
12 4 (2.50%) HPUX
12 4 (2.50%) Oracle Linux
12 4 (2.50%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (1.25%) SUSE
14 1 (0.63%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.63%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.63%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (16.88%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (13.13%) DevOps
2 21 (13.13%) Software Engineering
3 16 (10.00%) ITIL
3 16 (10.00%) UML
4 14 (8.75%) Patch Management
5 13 (8.13%) Integration Testing
6 12 (7.50%) Performance Tuning
6 12 (7.50%) Unit Testing
7 11 (6.88%) Configuration Management
7 11 (6.88%) Project Management
7 11 (6.88%) Scrum
8 10 (6.25%) OO
8 10 (6.25%) OOD
8 10 (6.25%) Security Hardening
9 9 (5.63%) Memory Management
9 9 (5.63%) System Integration Testing
10 8 (5.00%) Multithreading
10 8 (5.00%) Service Delivery
10 8 (5.00%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 36 (22.50%) SQL
2 27 (16.88%) Java
3 25 (15.63%) Python
4 23 (14.38%) C++
5 22 (13.75%) C
6 19 (11.88%) Shell Script
7 14 (8.75%) Perl
8 8 (5.00%) PL/SQL
9 5 (3.13%) Bash Shell
10 4 (2.50%) PHP
10 4 (2.50%) PowerShell
11 3 (1.88%) JavaScript
11 3 (1.88%) Korn
12 2 (1.25%) C#
12 2 (1.25%) Ruby
12 2 (1.25%) Tcl
12 2 (1.25%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.63%) BeanShell
Qualifications
1 80 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 60 (37.50%) SC Cleared
3 12 (7.50%) RHCE
4 10 (6.25%) DV Cleared
5 7 (4.38%) Degree
6 5 (3.13%) CISSP
7 4 (2.50%) APMP
7 4 (2.50%) CompTIA Security+
7 4 (2.50%) PMP
7 4 (2.50%) Security+ Certification
8 2 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.25%) ISEB
8 2 (1.25%) ISTQB
8 2 (1.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.63%) CCSE
9 1 (0.63%) MCITP
9 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.63%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.63%) RHCA
9 1 (0.63%) RHCSS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.25%) QA
2 4 (2.50%) JSP 440
2 4 (2.50%) PMO
3 2 (1.25%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 19 (11.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (8.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 12 (7.50%) Oracle RAC
4 10 (6.25%) Active Directory
5 9 (5.63%) vSphere
6 8 (5.00%) HDFS
6 8 (5.00%) Samba
7 7 (4.38%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 6 (3.75%) Virtual Servers
9 5 (3.13%) Apache Flume
10 2 (1.25%) GFS2
10 2 (1.25%) OCFS2
11 1 (0.63%) Docker
11 1 (0.63%) Shibboleth
11 1 (0.63%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 1 (0.63%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 1 (0.63%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 16 (10.00%) Puppet
2 14 (8.75%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (4.38%) Cobbler
4 6 (3.75%) Data Guard
4 6 (3.75%) Oracle RMAN
5 5 (3.13%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 5 (3.13%) Oozie
5 5 (3.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 4 (2.50%) Ansible
7 3 (1.88%) Nagios
7 3 (1.88%) Oracle Identity Management
7 3 (1.88%) SCCM
7 3 (1.88%) SELinux
8 2 (1.25%) Opsview
8 2 (1.25%) QRadar
8 2 (1.25%) Red Hat Satellite
8 2 (1.25%) Tivoli
8 2 (1.25%) vRealize
9 1 (0.63%) Control-M
9 1 (0.63%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 55 (34.38%) Red Hat
2 40 (25.00%) VMware
3 35 (21.88%) Oracle
4 23 (14.38%) Microsoft
5 18 (11.25%) Cisco
6 9 (5.63%) IBM
7 8 (5.00%) Splunk
8 7 (4.38%) HP
9 6 (3.75%) Arqiva
9 6 (3.75%) Remedy
10 5 (3.13%) Citrix
10 5 (3.13%) Cloudera
10 5 (3.13%) Sun
10 5 (3.13%) Veritas
11 4 (2.50%) CA
11 4 (2.50%) Intel Security
12 3 (1.88%) ArcSight
12 3 (1.88%) F5
12 3 (1.88%) Juniper
13 2 (1.25%) SaltStack
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