Period
to 16 November 2018

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 6 months to 16 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
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 63 31 42
Rank change year-on-year -32 +11 -19
Contract jobs citing Unix 38 57 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 2.54% 4.47% 4.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.13% 22.27% 21.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 24 23
Reading median daily rate £438 £425 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +25.93% -27.03%
10th Percentile £270 £313 £210
90th Percentile £505 £543 £530
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £419 £400
% change year-on-year -4.48% +4.69% -10.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Reading median hourly rate - £45.00 -
Berkshire median hourly rate £19.00 £45.00 £28.25
% change year-on-year -57.78% +59.29% -

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 Reading with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Reading
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 269 256 283
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 18.01% 20.08% 18.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 140 155
Reading median daily rate £419 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.69% +3.23% -3.13%
10th Percentile £140 £199 £205
90th Percentile £550 £550 £565
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 34 15
Reading median hourly rate £24.75 £15.00 £24.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +65.00% -37.66% -0.25%
10th Percentile £20.00 £10.75 £10.95
90th Percentile £39.60 £41.50 £55.65
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.25 £13.75 £14.50
% change year-on-year +25.45% -5.17% -32.71%

Unix
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

Job postings citing Unix as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Reading.

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 6 months to 16 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unix in Reading

Unix
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix in Reading

For the 6 months to 16 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 Reading region with a requirement for Unix.

1 22 (57.89%) Linux
2 18 (47.37%) Oracle
3 11 (28.95%) Firewall
3 11 (28.95%) IBM
3 11 (28.95%) Sun
3 11 (28.95%) HP
4 10 (26.32%) Python
4 10 (26.32%) ITSM
4 10 (26.32%) Huawei
4 10 (26.32%) Degree
4 10 (26.32%) Computer Science
5 9 (23.68%) MOS
5 9 (23.68%) SLA
5 9 (23.68%) Java
5 9 (23.68%) Relational Database
6 8 (21.05%) Windows
7 7 (18.42%) SQL
7 7 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (15.79%) Telecoms
9 5 (13.16%) XML
9 5 (13.16%) RDBMS
9 5 (13.16%) SC Cleared
9 5 (13.16%) Security Cleared
9 5 (13.16%) Test Automation
9 5 (13.16%) NoSQL
10 4 (10.53%) SoapUI
10 4 (10.53%) Integration Testing
10 4 (10.53%) Test Scripting
10 4 (10.53%) Smart Meter
10 4 (10.53%) System Integration Testing

Unix
Co-occurring 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 2 (5.26%) JBoss
1 2 (5.26%) PowerExchange
2 1 (2.63%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.63%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.63%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.63%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (2.63%) AWS CloudFormation
1 1 (2.63%) AWS Lambda
1 1 (2.63%) IaaS
1 1 (2.63%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 11 (28.95%) Firewall
2 3 (7.89%) VoIP
3 2 (5.26%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (2.63%) 3G
4 1 (2.63%) Cisco IPT
4 1 (2.63%) DVB
4 1 (2.63%) HTTP
4 1 (2.63%) LTE
4 1 (2.63%) SAN
4 1 (2.63%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (23.68%) Relational Database
2 5 (13.16%) NoSQL
2 5 (13.16%) RDBMS
3 2 (5.26%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (5.26%) CouchDB
3 2 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (5.26%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 2 (5.26%) MySQL
3 2 (5.26%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (10.53%) SoapUI
2 3 (7.89%) JIRA
3 2 (5.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (5.26%) Bitbucket
3 2 (5.26%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.63%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.63%) Maven
General
1 6 (15.79%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (34.21%) Developer
2 10 (26.32%) OSS Engineer
2 10 (26.32%) Support Engineer
3 9 (23.68%) OSS Support Engineer
4 6 (15.79%) Python Developer
5 4 (10.53%) Analyst
5 4 (10.53%) Integration Analyst
5 4 (10.53%) Integration Test Analyst
5 4 (10.53%) Java Developer
5 4 (10.53%) Network Engineer
5 4 (10.53%) Test Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Consultant
6 2 (5.26%) J2EE Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Java Software Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 2 (5.26%) JIRA Specialist
6 2 (5.26%) Senior Network Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Software Developer
6 2 (5.26%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.16%) XML
2 3 (7.89%) J2EE
2 3 (7.89%) REST
3 1 (2.63%) Java EE
3 1 (2.63%) JSON
3 1 (2.63%) JSP
3 1 (2.63%) Node.js
3 1 (2.63%) RESTful
3 1 (2.63%) Spring
3 1 (2.63%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 10 (26.32%) Computer Science
2 4 (10.53%) Smart Meter
3 3 (7.89%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (5.26%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.63%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (2.63%) HACMP
5 1 (2.63%) IPTV
5 1 (2.63%) LPAR
5 1 (2.63%) Optoelectronics
5 1 (2.63%) PKI
5 1 (2.63%) RIA
5 1 (2.63%) STB
Operating Systems
1 22 (57.89%) Linux
2 8 (21.05%) Windows
3 1 (2.63%) AIX
3 1 (2.63%) OpenVMS
3 1 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.63%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (26.32%) ITSM
2 7 (18.42%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (13.16%) Test Automation
4 4 (10.53%) Integration Testing
4 4 (10.53%) System Integration Testing
4 4 (10.53%) Test Scripting
5 3 (7.89%) API Integration
5 3 (7.89%) ITIL
6 2 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (5.26%) Data Modelling
6 2 (5.26%) Logical Data Model
6 2 (5.26%) Scrum
6 2 (5.26%) SDLC
7 1 (2.63%) API Testing
7 1 (2.63%) DevOps
7 1 (2.63%) Functional Testing
7 1 (2.63%) Mentoring
7 1 (2.63%) Microservices
7 1 (2.63%) Software Licensing
7 1 (2.63%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 10 (26.32%) Python
2 9 (23.68%) Java
3 7 (18.42%) SQL
4 2 (5.26%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.63%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.63%) C
5 1 (2.63%) C++
5 1 (2.63%) Go
5 1 (2.63%) Perl
5 1 (2.63%) Ruby
5 1 (2.63%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (26.32%) Degree
2 9 (23.68%) MOS
3 5 (13.16%) SC Cleared
3 5 (13.16%) Security Cleared
4 3 (7.89%) CCIE
4 3 (7.89%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (7.89%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (23.68%) SLA
2 1 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (7.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.63%) Docker
2 1 (2.63%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) Ansible
1 1 (2.63%) Data Guard
1 1 (2.63%) Kubernetes
1 1 (2.63%) NetBackup
1 1 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.63%) Oracle ZFS
1 1 (2.63%) Packer
1 1 (2.63%) Puppet
1 1 (2.63%) Salt
1 1 (2.63%) Terraform
Vendors
1 18 (47.37%) Oracle
2 11 (28.95%) HP
2 11 (28.95%) IBM
2 11 (28.95%) Sun
3 10 (26.32%) Huawei
4 3 (7.89%) Cisco
4 3 (7.89%) KANA
4 3 (7.89%) VMware
5 2 (5.26%) Atlassian
5 2 (5.26%) Informatica
6 1 (2.63%) Brocade
6 1 (2.63%) Red Hat