Period
to 15 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 15 December 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
England > South East
6 months to
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 64 43 39
Rank change year-on-year -21 -4 -11
Contract jobs citing Unix 629 772 732
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 3.75% 4.58% 4.49%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.57% 20.12% 20.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 342 406 373
South East median daily rate £425 £438 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +8.70% -2.42%
10th Percentile £300 £308 £281
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
England median daily rate £495 £485 £438
% change year-on-year +2.06% +10.86% +1.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 10 21
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £43.75 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +15.13% -1.94%
10th Percentile £13.55 £16.64 £18.75
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.88 £50.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +16.67% -16.67% -

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 the South East with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 3,579 3,837 3,616
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 21.33% 22.75% 22.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,944 2,134 2,092
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £155 £147 £188
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
England median daily rate £430 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +1.18% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 304 297 273
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.06% -10.81%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.90 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.25 £49.32
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -

Unix
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Unix as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Unix in the South East

Unix
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unix in the South East

Unix
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unix in the South East over the 6 months to 15 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unix in the South East

Unix
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix in the South East

Unix
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unix in the South East over the 6 months to 15 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Unix in the South East

Unix
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix within the South East region over the 6 months to 15 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire -7 202 £368 -13.53% 24
Thames Valley -32 175 £400 -5.88% 45
West Sussex +25 106 £493 -13.36% 10
Surrey -51 102 £525 +16.67% 27
Berkshire -37 98 £388 -6.06% 26
Buckinghamshire -3 63 £400 -2.44% 7
East Sussex +2 25 £500 -16.67% 1
Oxfordshire +14 14 £400 -20.00% 12
Kent +15 13 £550 +61.76% 7
Middlesex +18 9 £325 -28.57%
Sussex +5 1 £400 -27.27%
Unix
England

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 South East region with a requirement for Unix.

1 418 (66.45%) Linux
2 229 (36.41%) Windows
3 220 (34.98%) Oracle
4 207 (32.91%) SQL
5 182 (28.93%) Java
6 159 (25.28%) Agile Software Development
7 119 (18.92%) Apache
8 107 (17.01%) Python
8 107 (17.01%) Finance
8 107 (17.01%) Jenkins
9 104 (16.53%) Middleware
10 102 (16.22%) VMware
11 101 (16.06%) Shell Script
12 100 (15.90%) Spring
13 98 (15.58%) DevOps
14 97 (15.42%) Red Hat
15 95 (15.10%) Microsoft
16 94 (14.94%) Git (software)
17 92 (14.63%) JSON
18 89 (14.15%) Security Cleared
19 86 (13.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 85 (13.51%) Puppet
21 80 (12.72%) J2EE
22 76 (12.08%) Degree
23 75 (11.92%) Hadoop
24 74 (11.76%) Unit Testing
25 72 (11.45%) SC Cleared
25 72 (11.45%) Big Data
25 72 (11.45%) XML
26 71 (11.29%) Configuration Management

Unix
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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
1 119 (18.92%) Apache
2 58 (9.22%) JBoss
3 47 (7.47%) Tomcat
4 46 (7.31%) WebLogic
5 41 (6.52%) Apache Spark
6 25 (3.97%) Elasticsearch
7 22 (3.50%) SharePoint
8 21 (3.34%) IIS
8 21 (3.34%) nginx
9 20 (3.18%) WebSphere
10 18 (2.86%) Confluence
11 17 (2.70%) MS Exchange
12 10 (1.59%) GemFire
12 10 (1.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 9 (1.43%) Cloud Foundry
14 6 (0.95%) Apache ServiceMix
15 5 (0.79%) Apache Pig
15 5 (0.79%) CMS
15 5 (0.79%) GlassFish
16 4 (0.64%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 20 (3.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (2.07%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.95%) Photoshop
4 5 (0.79%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.48%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.32%) CATIA
6 2 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.32%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 17 (2.70%) Remedy ITSM
2 7 (1.11%) Temenos T24
3 6 (0.95%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (0.95%) Remedy AR System
4 5 (0.79%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.32%) Oracle BRM
5 2 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.32%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (0.32%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 1 (0.16%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 60 (9.54%) Amazon AWS
2 47 (7.47%) GitHub
3 35 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
4 31 (4.93%) IaaS
5 24 (3.82%) PaaS
6 23 (3.66%) Amazon Glacier
7 14 (2.23%) Google Analytics
7 14 (2.23%) SaaS
8 8 (1.27%) Amazon EC2
9 7 (1.11%) AWS CloudFormation
10 5 (0.79%) Office 365
10 5 (0.79%) TestFlight
11 4 (0.64%) AWS Lambda
11 4 (0.64%) Google Cloud Platform
11 4 (0.64%) Serverless
12 3 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
13 2 (0.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 2 (0.32%) Amazon S3
13 2 (0.32%) AWS CodePipeline
14 1 (0.16%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 65 (10.33%) Firewall
2 53 (8.43%) TCP/IP
3 43 (6.84%) DNS
3 43 (6.84%) SAN
4 30 (4.77%) HTTP
5 27 (4.29%) SSL
6 20 (3.18%) LAN
7 19 (3.02%) Internet
7 19 (3.02%) WAN
8 17 (2.70%) SNMP
9 13 (2.07%) VPN
10 10 (1.59%) NAS
10 10 (1.59%) Unified Communications
11 8 (1.27%) FTP
11 8 (1.27%) NetScaler
12 7 (1.11%) Broadband
12 7 (1.11%) Kerberos
12 7 (1.11%) Network Security
13 6 (0.95%) Cisco ASA
13 6 (0.95%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (11.92%) Hadoop
2 72 (11.45%) Big Data
3 61 (9.70%) Oracle Database
4 58 (9.22%) SQL Server
5 42 (6.68%) HBase
6 39 (6.20%) Relational Database
7 34 (5.41%) NoSQL
8 32 (5.09%) DB2
9 28 (4.45%) MySQL
10 26 (4.13%) Parquet
10 26 (4.13%) RDBMS
11 25 (3.97%) MongoDB
12 19 (3.02%) Oracle Database 12c
13 18 (2.86%) Oracle Database 11g
13 18 (2.86%) Oracle Reports
14 12 (1.91%) Oracle Database 10g
15 8 (1.27%) Apache Hive
15 8 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
16 6 (0.95%) Apache Cassandra
16 6 (0.95%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 107 (17.01%) Jenkins
2 94 (14.94%) Git (software)
3 51 (8.11%) Subversion
4 37 (5.88%) Ant
4 37 (5.88%) Eclipse
5 32 (5.09%) Selenium
6 30 (4.77%) Cucumber
6 30 (4.77%) JIRA
6 30 (4.77%) JUnit
7 27 (4.29%) Gradle
8 24 (3.82%) IntelliJ
9 23 (3.66%) GoogleTest
9 23 (3.66%) NUnit
10 22 (3.50%) ClearCase
10 22 (3.50%) CppUnit
11 18 (2.86%) Gatling
11 18 (2.86%) Toad
12 14 (2.23%) Grunt
12 14 (2.23%) Karma Test Runner
12 14 (2.23%) Sublime Text
General
1 107 (17.01%) Finance
2 32 (5.09%) Telecoms
3 20 (3.18%) Banking
4 9 (1.43%) Retail
5 8 (1.27%) Automotive
6 6 (0.95%) Aerospace
7 5 (0.79%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.48%) General Ledger
8 3 (0.48%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.32%) Billing
9 2 (0.32%) Electronics
9 2 (0.32%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.32%) Marketing
9 2 (0.32%) Military
9 2 (0.32%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.16%) Legal
10 1 (0.16%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 178 (28.30%) Developer
2 85 (13.51%) Java Developer
3 58 (9.22%) Analyst
4 48 (7.63%) Architect
5 44 (7.00%) Administrator
6 40 (6.36%) DevOps Engineer
7 29 (4.61%) DBA
7 29 (4.61%) Project Manager
7 29 (4.61%) Software Engineer
8 27 (4.29%) Systems Administrator
8 27 (4.29%) Test Analyst
9 22 (3.50%) Big Data Developer
10 21 (3.34%) Infrastructure Architect
10 21 (3.34%) Middleware Engineer
11 20 (3.18%) AWS Engineer
11 20 (3.18%) Cloud Engineer
12 19 (3.02%) AWS DevOps
12 19 (3.02%) Hadoop Developer
12 19 (3.02%) Support Engineer
13 18 (2.86%) AWS DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (16.53%) Middleware
2 100 (15.90%) Spring
3 92 (14.63%) JSON
4 80 (12.72%) J2EE
5 72 (11.45%) XML
6 69 (10.97%) REST
7 60 (9.54%) Kafka
8 59 (9.38%) RabbitMQ
9 49 (7.79%) HTML
10 44 (7.00%) RESTful
11 43 (6.84%) SOAP
12 40 (6.36%) CSS
13 33 (5.25%) HTML5
14 32 (5.09%) Web Services
15 31 (4.93%) LDAP
16 30 (4.77%) jQuery
17 29 (4.61%) Hibernate
18 24 (3.82%) Apache Avro
18 24 (3.82%) EJB
18 24 (3.82%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 45 (7.15%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (6.52%) Linux Command Line
3 35 (5.56%) Data Centre
4 33 (5.25%) Virtual Team
5 27 (4.29%) Cloud Native
6 21 (3.34%) Greenfield Project
7 20 (3.18%) Derivative
7 20 (3.18%) Self-Motivation
8 18 (2.86%) Mainframe
9 16 (2.54%) Replication
10 14 (2.23%) Management Information System
11 10 (1.59%) PKI
12 7 (1.11%) Algorithms
12 7 (1.11%) Enterprise Storage
12 7 (1.11%) User Experience
13 6 (0.95%) Clustering
14 5 (0.79%) DataPower
14 5 (0.79%) EMC VMAX
14 5 (0.79%) EMC VNX
15 4 (0.64%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 418 (66.45%) Linux
2 229 (36.41%) Windows
3 86 (13.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 46 (7.31%) Solaris
4 46 (7.31%) Windows Server
5 33 (5.25%) AIX
6 29 (4.61%) Windows Server 2012
7 20 (3.18%) CentOS
8 19 (3.02%) Ubuntu
9 17 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
10 14 (2.23%) OpenVMS
10 14 (2.23%) Windows XP
11 11 (1.75%) Windows 10
12 9 (1.43%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (0.95%) Oracle Linux
13 6 (0.95%) zOS
14 5 (0.79%) Apple iOS
14 5 (0.79%) Check Point GAiA
14 5 (0.79%) Windows 7
15 4 (0.64%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (25.28%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (15.58%) DevOps
3 74 (11.76%) Unit Testing
4 71 (11.29%) Configuration Management
5 69 (10.97%) TDD
6 64 (10.17%) BDD
7 57 (9.06%) Project Management
8 52 (8.27%) Continuous Integration
9 47 (7.47%) Test Automation
10 45 (7.15%) Problem-Solving
11 44 (7.00%) Migration
11 44 (7.00%) Performance Tuning
11 44 (7.00%) Software Engineering
12 43 (6.84%) ITIL
13 42 (6.68%) System Testing
14 39 (6.20%) OO
14 39 (6.20%) Open Source
15 38 (6.04%) Scrum
16 35 (5.56%) Computer Science
17 34 (5.41%) UML
Programming Languages
1 207 (32.91%) SQL
2 182 (28.93%) Java
3 107 (17.01%) Python
4 101 (16.06%) Shell Script
5 67 (10.65%) Perl
6 57 (9.06%) JavaScript
7 52 (8.27%) C
8 46 (7.31%) C++
9 40 (6.36%) PL/SQL
10 27 (4.29%) C#
10 27 (4.29%) Scala
11 22 (3.50%) Bash Shell
12 21 (3.34%) Ruby
13 16 (2.54%) Groovy
14 15 (2.38%) Haskell
14 15 (2.38%) T-SQL
15 13 (2.07%) PHP
16 10 (1.59%) Java 8
17 8 (1.27%) Korn
18 6 (0.95%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 89 (14.15%) Security Cleared
2 76 (12.08%) Degree
3 72 (11.45%) SC Cleared
4 32 (5.09%) ISTQB
5 24 (3.82%) ISEB
6 23 (3.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 16 (2.54%) Cisco Certification
8 15 (2.38%) DV Cleared
9 12 (1.91%) Computer Science Degree
9 12 (1.91%) Microsoft Certification
10 11 (1.75%) BPSS Clearance
11 9 (1.43%) CCNA
12 8 (1.27%) CCNP
13 7 (1.11%) Citrix Certification
13 7 (1.11%) MCSE
13 7 (1.11%) MOS
14 6 (0.95%) CCIE
15 5 (0.79%) CCSE
15 5 (0.79%) MCDBA
15 5 (0.79%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (4.29%) SLA
2 26 (4.13%) QA
3 10 (1.59%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.95%) GDPR
5 4 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 3 (0.48%) PMO
7 2 (0.32%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 2 (0.32%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.32%) ISO 22301
7 2 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 1 (0.16%) COBIT
8 1 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.16%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.16%) GPG13
System Software
1 68 (10.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 59 (9.38%) Docker
3 58 (9.22%) Active Directory
3 58 (9.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 45 (7.15%) HDFS
5 25 (3.97%) Oracle RAC
6 16 (2.54%) Hyper-V
7 13 (2.07%) Microsoft App-V
7 13 (2.07%) VMware ESXi
7 13 (2.07%) vSphere
7 13 (2.07%) XenApp
8 8 (1.27%) Virtual Machines
9 7 (1.11%) VMware Workstation
10 6 (0.95%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 5 (0.79%) Postfix
12 3 (0.48%) NFS
12 3 (0.48%) Varnish
12 3 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (0.32%) KVM
13 2 (0.32%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 85 (13.51%) Puppet
2 56 (8.90%) Hadoop YARN
3 51 (8.11%) Ansible
4 40 (6.36%) Terraform
5 31 (4.93%) Kubernetes
6 27 (4.29%) Red Hat Satellite
7 20 (3.18%) Data Guard
8 17 (2.70%) SELinux
9 16 (2.54%) Opscode Chef
10 15 (2.38%) Grafana
11 14 (2.23%) Kibana
11 14 (2.23%) NetBackup
12 13 (2.07%) SCOM
13 12 (1.91%) SCCM
14 9 (1.43%) Nagios
14 9 (1.43%) Netcool
15 7 (1.11%) Oozie
15 7 (1.11%) Salt
16 6 (0.95%) Single Sign-On
16 6 (0.95%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 220 (34.98%) Oracle
2 102 (16.22%) VMware
3 97 (15.42%) Red Hat
4 95 (15.10%) Microsoft
5 54 (8.59%) Citrix
6 45 (7.15%) IBM
7 42 (6.68%) Cisco
8 36 (5.72%) webMethods
9 35 (5.56%) HP
10 21 (3.34%) Google
11 20 (3.18%) BMC
11 20 (3.18%) Remedy
12 18 (2.86%) Sun
13 17 (2.70%) NetApp
14 14 (2.23%) 3PAR
15 13 (2.07%) Adobe
16 12 (1.91%) CheckPoint
17 11 (1.75%) Dell
17 11 (1.75%) F5
17 11 (1.75%) Sybase