Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 59 39 37
Rank change year-on-year -20 -2 -8
Contract jobs citing Unix 630 777 849
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 3.86% 4.78% 5.01%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.43% 20.88% 20.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 352 405 434
South East median daily rate £443 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.14% +9.38% -
10th Percentile £300 £308 £282
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
England median daily rate £500 £475 £425
% change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% -1.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 11 14
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.66% +9.33%
10th Percentile £11.70 £16.64 £21.55
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £58.75
England median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £32.58
% change year-on-year +16.67% -7.91% -6.92%

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 3,418 3,721 4,050
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 20.95% 22.91% 23.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,824 2,089 2,372
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £163 £163 £188
90th Percentile £570 £538 £538
England median daily rate £435 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +2.35% +3.66% +4.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 305 286 280
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.76% -5.39%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £10.99
90th Percentile £51.00 £49.75 £48.75
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 21 October 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 21 October 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 21 October 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
Thames Valley -29 191 £400 -4.19% 54
Hampshire -16 167 £400 -5.88% 27
Surrey -43 124 £500 +14.29% 28
West Sussex +23 100 £493 -1.45% 14
Berkshire -22 100 £400 -3.03% 26
Buckinghamshire -13 73 £400 +2.56% 12
East Sussex +15 23 £464 -22.71% 4
Oxfordshire -4 18 £400 -21.57% 16
Kent +13 16 £550 +61.76% 2
Middlesex +17 10 £325 -28.57%
Sussex +5 1 £400 -27.27%
M4 Corridor - 1 £450 -
Unix
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 429 (68.10%) Linux
2 246 (39.05%) Oracle
3 237 (37.62%) Windows
4 210 (33.33%) SQL
5 171 (27.14%) Java
6 145 (23.02%) Agile Software Development
7 116 (18.41%) Finance
8 110 (17.46%) VMware
9 104 (16.51%) Microsoft
10 100 (15.87%) Red Hat
11 97 (15.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 95 (15.08%) DevOps
13 93 (14.76%) Jenkins
14 92 (14.60%) Middleware
15 91 (14.44%) Apache
15 91 (14.44%) Python
16 90 (14.29%) Security Cleared
17 84 (13.33%) Puppet
18 82 (13.02%) Shell Script
19 73 (11.59%) Amazon AWS
19 73 (11.59%) Oracle Database
20 72 (11.43%) Spring
21 71 (11.27%) XML
22 70 (11.11%) Solaris
23 69 (10.95%) VMware Infrastructure
23 69 (10.95%) SC Cleared
24 68 (10.79%) Git (software)
24 68 (10.79%) Active Directory
25 65 (10.32%) Ansible
26 64 (10.16%) Degree

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 91 (14.44%) Apache
2 58 (9.21%) JBoss
3 42 (6.67%) Apache Spark
3 42 (6.67%) WebLogic
4 34 (5.40%) Tomcat
5 30 (4.76%) IIS
6 27 (4.29%) Elasticsearch
7 24 (3.81%) SharePoint
7 24 (3.81%) WebSphere
8 16 (2.54%) nginx
9 15 (2.38%) GemFire
10 14 (2.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 13 (2.06%) Confluence
11 13 (2.06%) MS Exchange
12 11 (1.75%) Cloud Foundry
13 8 (1.27%) WildFly
14 7 (1.11%) Apache ServiceMix
15 5 (0.79%) GlassFish
15 5 (0.79%) lighttpd
15 5 (0.79%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 20 (3.17%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (3.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.95%) Photoshop
4 5 (0.79%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 17 (2.70%) Remedy ITSM
2 11 (1.75%) Oracle BPM
3 7 (1.11%) Temenos T24
4 6 (0.95%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.95%) Remedy AR System
5 4 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.48%) Sonata
7 2 (0.32%) Infor M3
8 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.16%) Oracle BRM
8 1 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
8 1 (0.16%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 1 (0.16%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 73 (11.59%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (4.44%) IaaS
4 26 (4.13%) Amazon Glacier
4 26 (4.13%) PaaS
5 20 (3.17%) GitHub
6 17 (2.70%) Amazon EC2
7 13 (2.06%) AWS CloudFormation
7 13 (2.06%) SaaS
8 10 (1.59%) AWS Lambda
8 10 (1.59%) Serverless
9 7 (1.11%) AWS CodePipeline
9 7 (1.11%) Office 365
10 6 (0.95%) Google Analytics
11 4 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (0.32%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.32%) Azure Active Directory
12 2 (0.32%) OpenShift
13 1 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 62 (9.84%) Firewall
2 58 (9.21%) SAN
3 41 (6.51%) DNS
3 41 (6.51%) TCP/IP
4 25 (3.97%) WAN
5 24 (3.81%) Internet
5 24 (3.81%) SNMP
6 23 (3.65%) LAN
7 20 (3.17%) HTTP
8 19 (3.02%) SSL
9 16 (2.54%) NAS
10 12 (1.90%) VPN
11 11 (1.75%) Network Security
12 8 (1.27%) SSH
13 6 (0.95%) Cisco ASA
13 6 (0.95%) DVB
13 6 (0.95%) FTP
13 6 (0.95%) Wi-Fi
14 5 (0.79%) Fibre Channel
14 5 (0.79%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (11.59%) Oracle Database
2 60 (9.52%) SQL Server
3 56 (8.89%) Hadoop
4 52 (8.25%) Big Data
5 41 (6.51%) Relational Database
6 33 (5.24%) DB2
7 31 (4.92%) RDBMS
8 29 (4.60%) MySQL
9 25 (3.97%) HBase
10 22 (3.49%) NoSQL
11 20 (3.17%) Oracle Reports
12 18 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
13 16 (2.54%) MongoDB
13 16 (2.54%) Oracle Database 11g
14 14 (2.22%) Oracle Database 12c
15 13 (2.06%) Data Warehouse
16 12 (1.90%) Oracle Database 10g
17 9 (1.43%) Apache Hive
18 5 (0.79%) BusinessObjects
18 5 (0.79%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 93 (14.76%) Jenkins
2 68 (10.79%) Git (software)
3 34 (5.40%) Eclipse
3 34 (5.40%) JIRA
4 29 (4.60%) Subversion
5 25 (3.97%) Selenium
6 24 (3.81%) Cucumber
7 23 (3.65%) JUnit
8 17 (2.70%) IntelliJ
8 17 (2.70%) Toad
9 14 (2.22%) NetBeans
9 14 (2.22%) SoapUI
10 11 (1.75%) Gatling
11 10 (1.59%) GitLab
12 8 (1.27%) Visual Studio
13 7 (1.11%) Ant
13 7 (1.11%) Gradle
13 7 (1.11%) Maven
13 7 (1.11%) ProC
14 6 (0.95%) Artifactory
General
1 116 (18.41%) Finance
2 36 (5.71%) Telecoms
3 25 (3.97%) Banking
4 10 (1.59%) Retail
5 6 (0.95%) Financial Institution
5 6 (0.95%) Marketing
6 5 (0.79%) Manufacturing
6 5 (0.79%) Spanish Language
7 3 (0.48%) Automotive
7 3 (0.48%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.48%) Legal
7 3 (0.48%) Military
7 3 (0.48%) Publishing
8 2 (0.32%) Back Office
8 2 (0.32%) Dutch Language
8 2 (0.32%) French Language
8 2 (0.32%) General Ledger
8 2 (0.32%) German Language
8 2 (0.32%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.16%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 141 (22.38%) Developer
2 77 (12.22%) Java Developer
3 73 (11.59%) Administrator
4 64 (10.16%) Analyst
5 43 (6.83%) DevOps Engineer
6 42 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
7 38 (6.03%) Architect
8 34 (5.40%) DBA
9 31 (4.92%) AWS Engineer
9 31 (4.92%) Project Manager
10 28 (4.44%) AWS DevOps
11 27 (4.29%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 26 (4.13%) Test Analyst
13 25 (3.97%) Cloud Engineer
13 25 (3.97%) Linux Administrator
14 21 (3.33%) Big Data Developer
14 21 (3.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 21 (3.33%) Support Engineer
14 21 (3.33%) Unix Administrator
15 20 (3.17%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (14.60%) Middleware
2 72 (11.43%) Spring
3 71 (11.27%) XML
4 63 (10.00%) JSON
5 53 (8.41%) J2EE
5 53 (8.41%) RESTful
6 50 (7.94%) Kafka
7 48 (7.62%) RabbitMQ
8 45 (7.14%) Web Services
9 43 (6.83%) REST
10 41 (6.51%) LDAP
11 39 (6.19%) HTML
12 38 (6.03%) SOAP
13 32 (5.08%) CSS
14 26 (4.13%) Spring Boot
15 23 (3.65%) Node.js
16 22 (3.49%) Spark Streaming
17 21 (3.33%) HTML5
18 20 (3.17%) AngularJS
18 20 (3.17%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 40 (6.35%) Computer Science
2 32 (5.08%) Data Centre
3 31 (4.92%) Linux Command Line
4 28 (4.44%) Cloud Native
5 23 (3.65%) Analytical Skills
5 23 (3.65%) Self-Motivation
6 20 (3.17%) Mainframe
7 18 (2.86%) Replication
8 17 (2.70%) Virtual Team
9 16 (2.54%) Greenfield Project
9 16 (2.54%) Management Information System
10 11 (1.75%) Smart Meter
11 10 (1.59%) PKI
12 9 (1.43%) Driving Licence
13 8 (1.27%) Algorithms
13 8 (1.27%) Client/Server
13 8 (1.27%) Enterprise Storage
14 7 (1.11%) Clustering
14 7 (1.11%) User Experience
15 5 (0.79%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 429 (68.10%) Linux
2 237 (37.62%) Windows
3 97 (15.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 70 (11.11%) Solaris
5 49 (7.78%) Windows Server
6 37 (5.87%) AIX
7 33 (5.24%) Windows Server 2012
8 26 (4.13%) CentOS
9 20 (3.17%) Windows Server 2008
10 14 (2.22%) OpenVMS
10 14 (2.22%) Windows XP
11 10 (1.59%) Windows 10
12 8 (1.27%) Ubuntu
12 8 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (1.11%) zOS
14 5 (0.79%) FreeBSD
14 5 (0.79%) HPUX
15 4 (0.63%) Check Point GAiA
15 4 (0.63%) Oracle Linux
15 4 (0.63%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (23.02%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (15.08%) DevOps
3 56 (8.89%) ITIL
4 52 (8.25%) TDD
5 50 (7.94%) BDD
5 50 (7.94%) Configuration Management
6 46 (7.30%) Project Management
7 45 (7.14%) Test Automation
8 44 (6.98%) Problem-Solving
9 41 (6.51%) Scrum
10 38 (6.03%) Change Management
11 37 (5.87%) SDLC
12 36 (5.71%) Disaster Recovery
12 36 (5.71%) Performance Tuning
13 35 (5.56%) Migration
13 35 (5.56%) Service Delivery
14 33 (5.24%) Deployment Automation
14 33 (5.24%) Root Cause Analysis
14 33 (5.24%) Unit Testing
15 31 (4.92%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 210 (33.33%) SQL
2 171 (27.14%) Java
3 91 (14.44%) Python
4 82 (13.02%) Shell Script
5 58 (9.21%) JavaScript
6 57 (9.05%) Perl
7 41 (6.51%) PL/SQL
8 40 (6.35%) Bash Shell
9 21 (3.33%) C
9 21 (3.33%) C++
10 20 (3.17%) C#
11 17 (2.70%) PowerShell
12 16 (2.54%) T-SQL
13 15 (2.38%) Scala
14 14 (2.22%) Korn
15 11 (1.75%) Java 8
15 11 (1.75%) Ruby
16 10 (1.59%) PHP
17 9 (1.43%) Groovy
18 7 (1.11%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 90 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 69 (10.95%) SC Cleared
3 64 (10.16%) Degree
4 31 (4.92%) ISTQB
5 24 (3.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 23 (3.65%) ISEB
7 17 (2.70%) DV Cleared
8 16 (2.54%) Cisco Certification
9 13 (2.06%) Microsoft Certification
10 11 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
11 10 (1.59%) CCNA
12 9 (1.43%) CCNP
12 9 (1.43%) MOS
12 9 (1.43%) RHCE
13 8 (1.27%) BPSS Clearance
14 6 (0.95%) CCIE
14 6 (0.95%) Citrix Certification
14 6 (0.95%) MCSE
15 5 (0.79%) MCDBA
15 5 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (4.29%) SLA
2 21 (3.33%) QA
3 10 (1.59%) Data Quality
4 9 (1.43%) GDPR
5 8 (1.27%) PCI DSS
6 7 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.63%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 4 (0.63%) PMO
7 4 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (0.32%) ISO 22301
9 2 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 1 (0.16%) COBIT
10 1 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.16%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.16%) GPG13
System Software
1 69 (10.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 68 (10.79%) Active Directory
3 60 (9.52%) Docker
4 43 (6.83%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 27 (4.29%) HDFS
6 20 (3.17%) Hyper-V
6 20 (3.17%) Oracle RAC
7 19 (3.02%) VMware ESXi
8 15 (2.38%) vSphere
9 13 (2.06%) Microsoft App-V
9 13 (2.06%) XenApp
10 10 (1.59%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 10 (1.59%) Virtual Machines
11 7 (1.11%) Postfix
12 6 (0.95%) Virtual Servers
12 6 (0.95%) VMware Workstation
13 5 (0.79%) Varnish
14 4 (0.63%) GlusterFS
15 3 (0.48%) NFS
16 2 (0.32%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 84 (13.33%) Puppet
2 65 (10.32%) Ansible
3 56 (8.89%) Terraform
4 42 (6.67%) Kubernetes
5 37 (5.87%) Hadoop YARN
6 28 (4.44%) Red Hat Satellite
7 23 (3.65%) NetBackup
8 22 (3.49%) Opscode Chef
9 20 (3.17%) Data Guard
10 13 (2.06%) Salt
10 13 (2.06%) SELinux
11 12 (1.90%) SCCM
11 12 (1.90%) SCOM
12 10 (1.59%) Packer
13 7 (1.11%) Grafana
13 7 (1.11%) Kibana
13 7 (1.11%) Nagios
13 7 (1.11%) Oracle ZFS
14 6 (0.95%) Tivoli
14 6 (0.95%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 246 (39.05%) Oracle
2 110 (17.46%) VMware
3 104 (16.51%) Microsoft
4 100 (15.87%) Red Hat
5 58 (9.21%) Citrix
6 46 (7.30%) HP
7 45 (7.14%) IBM
8 38 (6.03%) Cisco
9 27 (4.29%) webMethods
10 24 (3.81%) NetApp
11 22 (3.49%) BMC
11 22 (3.49%) Sun
12 21 (3.33%) Remedy
12 21 (3.33%) Veritas
13 15 (2.38%) EMC
14 13 (2.06%) 3PAR
14 13 (2.06%) CheckPoint
14 13 (2.06%) Juniper
15 12 (1.90%) Dell
16 11 (1.75%) Sybase