The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Somerset 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 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unix
South West / Somerset
Rank 33 34 39
Rank change year-on-year +1 +5  
Contract jobs citing Unix 4 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 1.89% 1.13% 2.34%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.53% 8.33% 17.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 1
Median daily rate - £425 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -4.49%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £41.00 - £36.00
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 Somerset with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Somerset
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 38 36 47
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Somerset 17.92% 13.58% 13.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 16 19
Median daily rate £350 £341 £255
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +33.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £160 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 8
Median hourly rate £16.25 £16.50 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.51% -18.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.78 £15.00 £13.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.90 £41.38 £38.13
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 Somerset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Somerset 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 Somerset

Unix
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unix in Somerset

Unix
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix in Somerset

Unix
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 25 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
Yeovil - 2 - -
Taunton -5 1 - -
Unix
South West

Unix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 25 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 Somerset region with a requirement for Unix.

1 10 (100.00%) Oracle
2 9 (90.00%) SQL
3 7 (70.00%) Oracle Database
4 5 (50.00%) WebSphere
4 5 (50.00%) Oracle Database 12c
4 5 (50.00%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 5 (50.00%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (50.00%) Shell Script
5 4 (40.00%) WebSphere MQ
5 4 (40.00%) IBM
5 4 (40.00%) Trend Analysis
5 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
5 4 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (40.00%) Mentoring
5 4 (40.00%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (40.00%) Capacity Management
6 3 (30.00%) IFS
6 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
6 3 (30.00%) Oracle OWB
6 3 (30.00%) Project Management
7 2 (20.00%) BEA
7 2 (20.00%) Scrum
7 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (20.00%) HTML
7 2 (20.00%) Java
7 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
7 2 (20.00%) XML
7 2 (20.00%) WebLogic
7 2 (20.00%) EJB
7 2 (20.00%) CSS

Unix
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset 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 5 (50.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (20.00%) WebLogic
3 1 (10.00%) Apache
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Fredhopper
1 1 (10.00%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Firewall
1 1 (10.00%) LDAP
1 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (70.00%) Oracle Database
2 5 (50.00%) Oracle Database 12c
2 5 (50.00%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (40.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (30.00%) Oracle OWB
4 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
5 1 (10.00%) DB2
5 1 (10.00%) Informix
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Ant
1 1 (10.00%) Apache Buildr
1 1 (10.00%) Eclipse
1 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (10.00%) jMock
1 1 (10.00%) JUnit
1 1 (10.00%) Maven
1 1 (10.00%) Mercurial
1 1 (10.00%) Selenium
1 1 (10.00%) Subversion
1 1 (10.00%) WATIR
1 1 (10.00%) WebDriver
1 1 (10.00%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 1 (10.00%) Aerospace
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) DBA
2 3 (30.00%) Oracle DBA
3 2 (20.00%) Applications Support
4 1 (10.00%) Administrator
4 1 (10.00%) Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Applications Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Applications Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle Applications DBA
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Software Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Unix DBA
4 1 (10.00%) Unix Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (20.00%) Ajax
2 2 (20.00%) CSS
2 2 (20.00%) EJB
2 2 (20.00%) HTML
2 2 (20.00%) JSP
2 2 (20.00%) XML
3 1 (10.00%) Flash
3 1 (10.00%) Hibernate
3 1 (10.00%) J2EE
3 1 (10.00%) JMS
3 1 (10.00%) JSF
3 1 (10.00%) RESTful
3 1 (10.00%) SOAP
3 1 (10.00%) Spring
3 1 (10.00%) Struts
3 1 (10.00%) Web Services
3 1 (10.00%) WSDL
3 1 (10.00%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (10.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) AIX
2 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Capacity Management
1 4 (40.00%) Mentoring
1 4 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
1 4 (40.00%) Trend Analysis
2 3 (30.00%) Project Management
3 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (20.00%) ITIL
3 2 (20.00%) Scrum
3 2 (20.00%) Statistics
3 2 (20.00%) UML
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (10.00%) DSDM
4 1 (10.00%) Pair Programming
4 1 (10.00%) Programme Management
4 1 (10.00%) Refactoring
4 1 (10.00%) SOA
4 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (10.00%) TDD
4 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (10.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (90.00%) SQL
2 5 (50.00%) Shell Script
3 2 (20.00%) Java
3 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (10.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (50.00%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Oracle
2 4 (40.00%) IBM
3 3 (30.00%) IFS
4 2 (20.00%) ATG
4 2 (20.00%) BEA
5 1 (10.00%) Red Hat
5 1 (10.00%) Sybase
5 1 (10.00%) VeriFone
5 1 (10.00%) WorldPay