Period
to 22 June 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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 48 37 31
Rank change year-on-year -11 -6 +2
Contract jobs citing Unix 720 782 1,012
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.34% 5.06% 5.58%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.31% 22.97% 22.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 388 481 610
South East median daily rate £475 £438 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +8.02% +8.00%
10th Percentile £350 £325 £295
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
England median daily rate £500 £475 £430
% change year-on-year +5.26% +10.47% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 22
South East median hourly rate £43.50 £35.50 £49.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.54% -27.55% +25.64%
10th Percentile £10.50 £14.53 £19.90
90th Percentile £50.25 £50.00 £58.75
England median hourly rate £31.00 £40.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year -22.50% +42.86% -13.85%

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 3,728 3,405 4,519
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 22.48% 22.02% 24.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,047 1,916 2,709
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +4.90%
10th Percentile £170 £200 £200
90th Percentile £556 £538 £525
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 300 250 318
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £15.98 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.49% -25.66% +34.38%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.50 £11.79
90th Percentile £51.00 £47.50 £49.65
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £16.52
% change year-on-year +2.94% +2.94% +2.20%

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 22 June 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 22 June 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 22 June 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 -12 230 £425 - 56
Hampshire -3 195 £440 +2.15% 26
Surrey -29 184 £500 +14.29% 25
Berkshire -2 123 £425 - 38
Buckinghamshire -14 89 £406 -7.20% 3
West Sussex +4 80 £490 -2.00% 7
Oxfordshire -3 18 £400 -11.11% 15
East Sussex +13 15 £438 -7.89% 6
Middlesex +13 14 £412 +22.07%
Kent -2 4 £525 +56.72%
M4 Corridor - 1 £450 -
Unix
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 489 (67.92%) Linux
2 290 (40.28%) Oracle
3 245 (34.03%) SQL
4 227 (31.53%) Java
5 207 (28.75%) Agile Software Development
6 200 (27.78%) Windows
7 167 (23.19%) Finance
8 138 (19.17%) Jenkins
9 115 (15.97%) Shell Script
10 112 (15.56%) Python
10 112 (15.56%) Spring
11 107 (14.86%) Middleware
12 105 (14.58%) JSON
13 104 (14.44%) Microsoft
14 102 (14.17%) DevOps
15 100 (13.89%) Git (software)
16 99 (13.75%) TDD
17 98 (13.61%) Apache
17 98 (13.61%) Relational Database
18 97 (13.47%) Degree
19 93 (12.92%) Oracle Database
20 86 (11.94%) Web Services
20 86 (11.94%) Amazon AWS
21 85 (11.81%) Solaris
22 84 (11.67%) RESTful
22 84 (11.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
23 82 (11.39%) REST
24 81 (11.25%) XML
25 80 (11.11%) Hadoop
26 79 (10.97%) Security Cleared

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 98 (13.61%) Apache
2 57 (7.92%) Apache Spark
3 47 (6.53%) JBoss
4 37 (5.14%) WebLogic
5 32 (4.44%) IIS
6 31 (4.31%) Cloud Foundry
7 30 (4.17%) GemFire
8 27 (3.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 25 (3.47%) Tomcat
10 20 (2.78%) Confluence
11 18 (2.50%) WebSphere
12 16 (2.22%) SharePoint
13 15 (2.08%) nginx
14 13 (1.81%) Elasticsearch
14 13 (1.81%) Oracle Service Bus
15 11 (1.53%) Oracle Workflow
16 10 (1.39%) MS Exchange
16 10 (1.39%) OpenStack
17 7 (0.97%) Skype for Business
17 7 (0.97%) WildFly
Applications
1 28 (3.89%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (3.33%) MS Visio
3 13 (1.81%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (0.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.69%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.42%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 15 (2.08%) Oracle BPM
2 14 (1.94%) Sonata
3 7 (0.97%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.83%) BusinessWorks
5 4 (0.56%) Infor M3
6 3 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.42%) TIBCO iProcess
7 2 (0.28%) SAP Hybris
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle 11i
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle CRM
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.14%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 86 (11.94%) Amazon AWS
2 53 (7.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 40 (5.56%) GitHub
4 34 (4.72%) PaaS
5 24 (3.33%) Amazon EC2
6 21 (2.92%) AWS CloudFormation
7 19 (2.64%) AWS Lambda
7 19 (2.64%) Serverless
8 14 (1.94%) IaaS
9 11 (1.53%) Office 365
10 9 (1.25%) Amazon Glacier
10 9 (1.25%) SaaS
11 8 (1.11%) OpenShift
12 5 (0.69%) Google Analytics
13 3 (0.42%) Amazon S3
13 3 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
14 2 (0.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 2 (0.28%) Azure Active Directory
14 2 (0.28%) Force.com
14 2 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 64 (8.89%) SAN
2 57 (7.92%) Firewall
3 42 (5.83%) TCP/IP
4 37 (5.14%) HTTP
5 32 (4.44%) DNS
6 23 (3.19%) WAN
7 21 (2.92%) LAN
8 20 (2.78%) SNMP
9 18 (2.50%) NAS
9 18 (2.50%) SSL
10 17 (2.36%) VPN
11 14 (1.94%) Internet
12 13 (1.81%) Fibre Channel
12 13 (1.81%) SSH
13 12 (1.67%) Network Security
14 11 (1.53%) FTP
15 8 (1.11%) Intrusion Detection
16 7 (0.97%) DHCP
16 7 (0.97%) Multicast
17 6 (0.83%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (13.61%) Relational Database
2 93 (12.92%) Oracle Database
3 80 (11.11%) Hadoop
4 67 (9.31%) Big Data
5 60 (8.33%) MySQL
6 53 (7.36%) HBase
6 53 (7.36%) SQL Server
7 38 (5.28%) RDBMS
8 26 (3.61%) DB2
9 25 (3.47%) MongoDB
10 23 (3.19%) Oracle Database 11g
10 23 (3.19%) Parquet
11 22 (3.06%) PostgreSQL
12 16 (2.22%) Apache Hive
12 16 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
13 14 (1.94%) Oracle Reports
14 13 (1.81%) DB2 UDB
14 13 (1.81%) Oracle Database 12c
14 13 (1.81%) SQLPlus
15 11 (1.53%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 138 (19.17%) Jenkins
2 100 (13.89%) Git (software)
3 50 (6.94%) Cucumber
3 50 (6.94%) Subversion
4 46 (6.39%) JIRA
5 43 (5.97%) Eclipse
6 39 (5.42%) JUnit
7 35 (4.86%) Gradle
8 34 (4.72%) SoapUI
9 31 (4.31%) IntelliJ
10 30 (4.17%) Maven
11 28 (3.89%) Selenium
12 14 (1.94%) Ant
12 14 (1.94%) GitLab
12 14 (1.94%) Mockito
13 13 (1.81%) Artifactory
14 12 (1.67%) XMLSpy
15 11 (1.53%) ProC
16 9 (1.25%) Visual Studio
17 8 (1.11%) Gatling
General
1 167 (23.19%) Finance
2 40 (5.56%) Telecoms
3 30 (4.17%) Banking
4 13 (1.81%) Spanish Language
5 11 (1.53%) Marketing
6 10 (1.39%) Retail
7 8 (1.11%) French Language
7 8 (1.11%) German Language
7 8 (1.11%) Legal
7 8 (1.11%) Manufacturing
8 6 (0.83%) Electronics
8 6 (0.83%) Financial Institution
9 5 (0.69%) Back Office
10 4 (0.56%) Publishing
11 3 (0.42%) Dutch Language
11 3 (0.42%) Italian Language
11 3 (0.42%) Military
11 3 (0.42%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.28%) Billing
12 2 (0.28%) Games
Job Titles
1 182 (25.28%) Developer
2 92 (12.78%) Analyst
3 91 (12.64%) Java Developer
4 60 (8.33%) Architect
5 58 (8.06%) Administrator
6 50 (6.94%) DevOps Engineer
7 42 (5.83%) Big Data Developer
8 39 (5.42%) AWS Engineer
9 32 (4.44%) AWS DevOps
10 31 (4.31%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 31 (4.31%) Systems Analyst
11 30 (4.17%) Systems Administrator
12 29 (4.03%) Pensions Analyst
13 28 (3.89%) DBA
13 28 (3.89%) Unix Administrator
14 27 (3.75%) Consultant
15 25 (3.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 23 (3.19%) Linux Administrator
17 22 (3.06%) Java Engineer
17 22 (3.06%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (15.56%) Spring
2 107 (14.86%) Middleware
3 105 (14.58%) JSON
4 86 (11.94%) Web Services
5 84 (11.67%) RESTful
6 82 (11.39%) REST
7 81 (11.25%) XML
8 78 (10.83%) Kafka
9 76 (10.56%) RabbitMQ
10 69 (9.58%) J2EE
11 56 (7.78%) SOAP
12 43 (5.97%) HTML
13 37 (5.14%) Spring Boot
14 31 (4.31%) JMS
14 31 (4.31%) Node.js
15 30 (4.17%) EJB
15 30 (4.17%) Hibernate
16 24 (3.33%) Spark Streaming
17 23 (3.19%) Apache Avro
17 23 (3.19%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 73 (10.14%) Analytical Skills
2 65 (9.03%) Linux Command Line
3 42 (5.83%) Computer Science
4 39 (5.42%) Virtual Team
5 33 (4.58%) Data Centre
6 22 (3.06%) Enterprise Software
6 22 (3.06%) Greenfield Project
7 20 (2.78%) Mainframe
7 20 (2.78%) Management Information System
8 16 (2.22%) PKI
8 16 (2.22%) Self-Motivation
8 16 (2.22%) Smart Meter
9 15 (2.08%) Clustering
10 11 (1.53%) Driving Licence
10 11 (1.53%) Enterprise Storage
11 10 (1.39%) Cloud Native
11 10 (1.39%) Replication
12 8 (1.11%) Algorithms
12 8 (1.11%) Derivative
13 7 (0.97%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 489 (67.92%) Linux
2 200 (27.78%) Windows
3 85 (11.81%) Solaris
4 84 (11.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 52 (7.22%) AIX
6 29 (4.03%) Windows Server
7 22 (3.06%) Windows Server 2008
7 22 (3.06%) Windows Server 2012
8 20 (2.78%) CentOS
9 15 (2.08%) Windows 7
10 13 (1.81%) Ubuntu
11 12 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
12 11 (1.53%) HPUX
13 10 (1.39%) Windows 10
14 8 (1.11%) Oracle Linux
14 8 (1.11%) zOS
15 6 (0.83%) Mac OS
15 6 (0.83%) Windows XP
16 5 (0.69%) SUSE
17 4 (0.56%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 207 (28.75%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (14.17%) DevOps
3 99 (13.75%) TDD
4 75 (10.42%) Problem-Solving
5 72 (10.00%) Test Automation
6 69 (9.58%) BDD
6 69 (9.58%) Continuous Integration
7 68 (9.44%) Configuration Management
7 68 (9.44%) Scrum
8 57 (7.92%) SDLC
9 56 (7.78%) ITIL
10 47 (6.53%) Unit Testing
11 46 (6.39%) Data Analysis
11 46 (6.39%) Project Management
11 46 (6.39%) Software Engineering
12 45 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
13 44 (6.11%) OO
14 42 (5.83%) Workflow
15 41 (5.69%) Service Delivery
16 40 (5.56%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 245 (34.03%) SQL
2 227 (31.53%) Java
3 115 (15.97%) Shell Script
4 112 (15.56%) Python
5 69 (9.58%) Bash Shell
6 57 (7.92%) PL/SQL
7 51 (7.08%) JavaScript
8 47 (6.53%) Perl
9 39 (5.42%) C
10 35 (4.86%) C++
11 25 (3.47%) C#
11 25 (3.47%) Korn
12 20 (2.78%) Java 8
13 18 (2.50%) PowerShell
14 14 (1.94%) Scala
15 12 (1.67%) Ruby
16 11 (1.53%) AWK
17 10 (1.39%) Groovy
17 10 (1.39%) PHP
17 10 (1.39%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 97 (13.47%) Degree
2 79 (10.97%) Security Cleared
3 62 (8.61%) SC Cleared
4 21 (2.92%) Computer Science Degree
5 20 (2.78%) ISTQB
6 13 (1.81%) CISSP
7 10 (1.39%) DV Cleared
7 10 (1.39%) RHCE
8 9 (1.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 7 (0.97%) CISM
9 7 (0.97%) Oracle Certification
10 6 (0.83%) BPSS Clearance
10 6 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (0.83%) CISMP
10 6 (0.83%) ISEB
10 6 (0.83%) OCA
11 5 (0.69%) AWS Certification
11 5 (0.69%) CCNP
11 5 (0.69%) MOS
11 5 (0.69%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (4.86%) QA
2 22 (3.06%) SLA
3 13 (1.81%) Data Quality
4 9 (1.25%) GDPR
4 9 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (1.25%) PMO
5 8 (1.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (0.83%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 15288
8 2 (0.28%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 1 (0.14%) COBIT
9 1 (0.14%) ISO 31000
9 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 67 (9.31%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 54 (7.50%) HDFS
3 52 (7.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 51 (7.08%) Docker
5 41 (5.69%) Active Directory
6 19 (2.64%) Hyper-V
7 18 (2.50%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 18 (2.50%) vSphere
8 17 (2.36%) VMware ESXi
9 14 (1.94%) Oracle RAC
10 12 (1.67%) XenApp
11 9 (1.25%) Virtual Machines
12 7 (0.97%) GlusterFS
12 7 (0.97%) Virtual Servers
13 6 (0.83%) Microsoft App-V
13 6 (0.83%) NFS
13 6 (0.83%) Veritas File System
14 4 (0.56%) VMware Workstation
15 3 (0.42%) Postfix
15 3 (0.42%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 69 (9.58%) Ansible
2 62 (8.61%) Puppet
3 56 (7.78%) Hadoop YARN
4 39 (5.42%) Kubernetes
5 38 (5.28%) Terraform
6 33 (4.58%) Opscode Chef
7 24 (3.33%) NetBackup
8 21 (2.92%) Salt
9 17 (2.36%) Packer
10 15 (2.08%) SCOM
11 14 (1.94%) Red Hat Satellite
12 13 (1.81%) Data Guard
13 12 (1.67%) Nagios
13 12 (1.67%) Veritas Storage Foundation
14 10 (1.39%) Oracle ZFS
15 9 (1.25%) Tivoli
16 8 (1.11%) SCCM
17 7 (0.97%) HP Quality Center
17 7 (0.97%) Kibana
17 7 (0.97%) SELinux
Vendors
1 290 (40.28%) Oracle
2 104 (14.44%) Microsoft
3 79 (10.97%) Red Hat
4 75 (10.42%) VMware
5 52 (7.22%) IBM
6 51 (7.08%) HP
7 46 (6.39%) Citrix
8 31 (4.31%) Veritas
9 28 (3.89%) Sun
10 25 (3.47%) NetApp
11 23 (3.19%) Cisco
12 17 (2.36%) Brocade
12 17 (2.36%) EMC
13 16 (2.22%) Remedy
14 14 (1.94%) FNZ
14 14 (1.94%) Symantec
15 12 (1.67%) McAfee
15 12 (1.67%) SAP
16 11 (1.53%) CheckPoint
16 11 (1.53%) ServiceNow