The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unix
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 25 35 40
Rank change year-on-year +10 +5  
Contract jobs citing Unix 40 50 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 6.07% 4.96% 3.52%
As % of the Operating Systems category 33.06% 17.06% 13.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 31 12
Median daily rate £500 £425 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.64% +17.24%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £150 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £500
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 £35.00
% change year-on-year -10.00% -  

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 Reading with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 121 293 257
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 18.36% 29.04% 25.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 176 135
Median daily rate £475 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +1.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £145 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +7.58% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 13
Median hourly rate £24.21 £55.55 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.42% +283.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.17 £14.00 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £160.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.92 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.86% +9.16%  

Unix
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 Reading

Unix
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unix in Reading

Unix
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unix in Reading over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unix in Reading

Unix
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix in Reading

Unix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 26 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 Reading region with a requirement for Unix.

1 65 (90.28%) Linux
2 30 (41.67%) Java
3 26 (36.11%) VMware
4 24 (33.33%) Python
4 24 (33.33%) IBM
5 23 (31.94%) Bash Shell
6 22 (30.56%) SC Cleared
6 22 (30.56%) Security Cleared
6 22 (30.56%) Debian
6 22 (30.56%) Ubuntu
6 22 (30.56%) CentOS
6 22 (30.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 22 (30.56%) Windows
7 21 (29.17%) JavaScript
7 21 (29.17%) SSH
7 21 (29.17%) Git (software)
7 21 (29.17%) SELinux
7 21 (29.17%) Data Centre
8 20 (27.78%) DevOps
8 20 (27.78%) Hadoop
9 19 (26.39%) Prototyping
10 18 (25.00%) Shell Script
10 18 (25.00%) Solaris
10 18 (25.00%) HTTP
11 17 (23.61%) Linux Command Line
11 17 (23.61%) Ansible
12 16 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
12 16 (22.22%) SAN
12 16 (22.22%) ICMP
12 16 (22.22%) TCP/IP

Unix
Top Related IT Skills in Reading 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 9 (12.50%) Tomcat
2 6 (8.33%) Apache
2 6 (8.33%) WebLogic
3 5 (6.94%) JBoss
4 4 (5.56%) IIS
4 4 (5.56%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.78%) OpenStack
5 2 (2.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (2.78%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.39%) CloudStack
6 1 (1.39%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.39%) SAS
6 1 (1.39%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 10 (13.89%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.78%) MS Office
2 2 (2.78%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.78%) Sonata
2 1 (1.39%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (1.39%) Maximo
2 1 (1.39%) Oracle BRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (29.17%) SSH
2 18 (25.00%) HTTP
3 16 (22.22%) ICMP
3 16 (22.22%) SAN
3 16 (22.22%) TCP/IP
4 12 (16.67%) Firewall
5 2 (2.78%) 2G
5 2 (2.78%) 3G
5 2 (2.78%) 4G
5 2 (2.78%) ATM
5 2 (2.78%) Broadband
5 2 (2.78%) DSLAM
5 2 (2.78%) Ethernet
5 2 (2.78%) LTE
5 2 (2.78%) Network Security
5 2 (2.78%) PPP
5 2 (2.78%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (2.78%) VoIP
5 2 (2.78%) VPN
5 2 (2.78%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (27.78%) Hadoop
2 5 (6.94%) Big Data
3 2 (2.78%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.78%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.39%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.39%) DataStax
4 1 (1.39%) DB2
4 1 (1.39%) MS Access
4 1 (1.39%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 21 (29.17%) Git (software)
2 6 (8.33%) Maven
3 2 (2.78%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.78%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (1.39%) SoapUI
General
1 12 (16.67%) Law
2 8 (11.11%) Finance
3 6 (8.33%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.78%) Billing
4 2 (2.78%) Legal
Job Titles
1 27 (37.50%) Developer
2 20 (27.78%) Consultant
3 17 (23.61%) Java Developer
4 11 (15.28%) DevOps Engineer
5 10 (13.89%) JavaScript Developer
5 10 (13.89%) Python Developer
6 9 (12.50%) DevOps Consultant
6 9 (12.50%) Java Consultant
6 9 (12.50%) Java Engineer
6 9 (12.50%) JavaScript Engineer
7 7 (9.72%) IT Consultant
7 7 (9.72%) Open Source Developer
8 6 (8.33%) Architect
9 5 (6.94%) Applications Developer
9 5 (6.94%) Java Applications Developer
9 5 (6.94%) Storage Engineer
10 4 (5.56%) Cisco Engineer
10 4 (5.56%) Hadoop Consultant
10 4 (5.56%) Hadoop Developer
10 4 (5.56%) Hadoop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.33%) Middleware
2 5 (6.94%) AngularJS
3 3 (4.17%) CGI
3 3 (4.17%) XML
4 2 (2.78%) REST
5 1 (1.39%) J2EE
5 1 (1.39%) JSON
5 1 (1.39%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (1.39%) SOAP
5 1 (1.39%) Software Packaging
5 1 (1.39%) Spring
5 1 (1.39%) Web Services
5 1 (1.39%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 21 (29.17%) Data Centre
2 17 (23.61%) Linux Command Line
3 15 (20.83%) Mainframe
4 14 (19.44%) EMC VMAX
4 14 (19.44%) EMC VNX
4 14 (19.44%) IBM Mainframe
5 9 (12.50%) Private Cloud
6 5 (6.94%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.78%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.39%) AS400
8 1 (1.39%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (1.39%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 65 (90.28%) Linux
2 22 (30.56%) CentOS
2 22 (30.56%) Debian
2 22 (30.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 22 (30.56%) Ubuntu
2 22 (30.56%) Windows
3 18 (25.00%) Solaris
4 16 (22.22%) AIX
5 1 (1.39%) Mac OS
5 1 (1.39%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.39%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (27.78%) DevOps
2 19 (26.39%) Prototyping
3 12 (16.67%) Open Source
4 10 (13.89%) Migration
5 9 (12.50%) Data Migration
6 6 (8.33%) ITIL
6 6 (8.33%) Open Source Development
7 4 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (5.56%) Problem Management
8 3 (4.17%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (2.78%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (2.78%) Business Continuity
9 2 (2.78%) Configuration Management
9 2 (2.78%) OO
9 2 (2.78%) Project Management
9 2 (2.78%) Service Management
9 2 (2.78%) SOA
9 2 (2.78%) TDD
9 2 (2.78%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 30 (41.67%) Java
2 24 (33.33%) Python
3 23 (31.94%) Bash Shell
4 21 (29.17%) JavaScript
5 18 (25.00%) Shell Script
6 6 (8.33%) SQL
7 4 (5.56%) Perl
8 1 (1.39%) C
8 1 (1.39%) Korn
8 1 (1.39%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.39%) Ruby
8 1 (1.39%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 22 (30.56%) SC Cleared
1 22 (30.56%) Security Cleared
2 5 (6.94%) CCNA
2 5 (6.94%) CCNP
2 5 (6.94%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (4.17%) Degree
4 2 (2.78%) HNC
4 2 (2.78%) HND
4 2 (2.78%) SCSA
4 2 (2.78%) Sun Certification
5 1 (1.39%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.39%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (6.94%) Docker
3 1 (1.39%) Ceph
3 1 (1.39%) Dovecot
3 1 (1.39%) iptables
3 1 (1.39%) KVM
3 1 (1.39%) Sendmail
3 1 (1.39%) Squid
3 1 (1.39%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (1.39%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.39%) vSphere
3 1 (1.39%) Xen
3 1 (1.39%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 21 (29.17%) SELinux
2 17 (23.61%) Ansible
3 8 (11.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 3 (4.17%) Puppet
5 2 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.39%) Cacti
6 1 (1.39%) Cobbler
6 1 (1.39%) HAProxy
6 1 (1.39%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (1.39%) Nagios
6 1 (1.39%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (1.39%) Oracle ZFS
6 1 (1.39%) RANCID
6 1 (1.39%) Tivoli
6 1 (1.39%) vMotion
Vendors
1 26 (36.11%) VMware
2 24 (33.33%) IBM
3 16 (22.22%) Cisco
4 15 (20.83%) EMC
5 14 (19.44%) HP
5 14 (19.44%) NetApp
6 13 (18.06%) Microsoft
7 11 (15.28%) Oracle
7 11 (15.28%) Sun
8 10 (13.89%) Citrix
9 9 (12.50%) Google
10 3 (4.17%) Veritas
11 2 (2.78%) Huawei
11 2 (2.78%) Red Hat
11 2 (2.78%) Siebel
12 1 (1.39%) 3PAR
12 1 (1.39%) Axway
12 1 (1.39%) F5
12 1 (1.39%) Juniper
12 1 (1.39%) ServiceNow