Period
to 25 May 2019

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 25 May 2019 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
25 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 62 50 34
Rank change year-on-year -12 -16 -1
Contract jobs citing Unix 505 706 746
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 3.40% 4.19% 4.87%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.77% 18.68% 22.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 384 470
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.86% +6.71%
10th Percentile £304 £332 £325
90th Percentile £638 £575 £553
England median daily rate £491 £500 £474
% change year-on-year -1.75% +5.54% +10.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 14 3
South East median hourly rate £14.00 £44.25 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -68.36% -11.50% +12.36%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £41.25
% change year-on-year +7.69% -21.21% +21.32%

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 3,202 3,780 3,352
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 21.53% 22.45% 21.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,906 2,083 1,901
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £163 £160 £200
90th Percentile £575 £563 £538
England median daily rate £440 £440 £425
% change year-on-year - +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 269 294 251
South East median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.57% +16.67% -21.05%
10th Percentile £11.14 £10.88 £10.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.78 £46.00
England median hourly rate £17.25 £17.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year -1.43% +4.48% -0.92%

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 25 May 2019.

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 25 May 2019.

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 25 May 2019. 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 +4 197 £450 +5.88% 2
Thames Valley -20 135 £425 - 20
Berkshire -42 77 £425 - 13
Surrey -36 73 £450 -10.00% 7
West Sussex +4 67 £493 +2.60% 1
Buckinghamshire +3 56 £425 +3.03% 2
East Sussex -8 16 £400 -8.57%
Kent +8 14 £525 - 1
Oxfordshire +14 2 - - 5
Middlesex -2 2 £475 +13.50%
Unix
England

For the 6 months to 25 May 2019, 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.

1 323 (63.96%) Linux
2 237 (46.93%) SQL
3 203 (40.20%) Oracle
4 174 (34.46%) Agile Software Development
5 173 (34.26%) Java
6 136 (26.93%) Windows
7 110 (21.78%) Git (software)
8 98 (19.41%) Python
9 89 (17.62%) Shell Script
10 86 (17.03%) DevOps
11 84 (16.63%) Microsoft
12 80 (15.84%) Middleware
13 79 (15.64%) JavaScript
14 77 (15.25%) Spring
14 77 (15.25%) Docker
15 74 (14.65%) Jenkins
15 74 (14.65%) Security Cleared
16 71 (14.06%) Oracle Database
16 71 (14.06%) Finance
17 68 (13.47%) HTML
17 68 (13.47%) Hadoop
18 67 (13.27%) Continuous Integration
19 66 (13.07%) IBM
19 66 (13.07%) Red Hat
20 64 (12.67%) PL/SQL
21 61 (12.08%) SC Cleared
22 59 (11.68%) Apache
22 59 (11.68%) Configuration Management
23 57 (11.29%) Big Data
24 56 (11.09%) JSON

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 59 (11.68%) Apache
2 52 (10.30%) WebLogic
3 35 (6.93%) Tomcat
4 34 (6.73%) Confluence
5 29 (5.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 28 (5.54%) SAS
7 27 (5.35%) Apache Spark
8 26 (5.15%) JBoss
9 25 (4.95%) nginx
10 14 (2.77%) WebSphere
11 13 (2.57%) Elasticsearch
12 10 (1.98%) WebSphere Application Server
13 9 (1.78%) Oracle Service Bus
14 7 (1.39%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 6 (1.19%) SharePoint
16 5 (0.99%) Apache ServiceMix
16 5 (0.99%) GlassFish
16 5 (0.99%) JRun
16 5 (0.99%) MS Exchange
17 4 (0.79%) CICS
Applications
1 20 (3.96%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (3.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.19%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (0.99%) CATIA
4 5 (0.99%) Siemens NX
5 4 (0.79%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 20 (3.96%) Oracle EBS
1 20 (3.96%) Oracle EBS R12
2 17 (3.37%) Oracle Applications
3 14 (2.77%) Oracle BPM
4 7 (1.39%) BusinessWorks
5 5 (0.99%) Teamcenter
6 2 (0.40%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.40%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.40%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.40%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 52 (10.30%) Amazon AWS
2 49 (9.70%) GitHub
3 29 (5.74%) Microsoft Azure
4 19 (3.76%) PaaS
4 19 (3.76%) Power Platform
5 16 (3.17%) Google Analytics
5 16 (3.17%) IaaS
6 13 (2.57%) SaaS
7 7 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (1.39%) IBM Blueworks
8 6 (1.19%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (1.19%) Amazon S3
9 5 (0.99%) Apigee
9 5 (0.99%) Office 365
9 5 (0.99%) TestFlight
10 4 (0.79%) OpenShift
10 4 (0.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 3 (0.59%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (0.40%) Amazon Glacier
Communications & Networking
1 40 (7.92%) TCP/IP
2 34 (6.73%) SSL
3 33 (6.53%) Firewall
4 32 (6.34%) HTTP
5 19 (3.76%) LAN
6 14 (2.77%) SAN
7 13 (2.57%) DNS
7 13 (2.57%) Internet
7 13 (2.57%) VPN
8 11 (2.18%) WAN
9 9 (1.78%) SSH
10 7 (1.39%) DHCP
10 7 (1.39%) SNMP
11 6 (1.19%) FTP
11 6 (1.19%) Network Security
12 5 (0.99%) HTTPS
12 5 (0.99%) SDH
13 4 (0.79%) Cisco IOS
13 4 (0.79%) IPsec
13 4 (0.79%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (14.06%) Oracle Database
2 68 (13.47%) Hadoop
3 57 (11.29%) Big Data
4 49 (9.70%) NoSQL
5 45 (8.91%) Oracle Exadata
6 41 (8.12%) SQL Server
7 39 (7.72%) Relational Database
8 37 (7.33%) Oracle Database 11g
9 33 (6.53%) HBase
10 32 (6.34%) Oracle Database 12c
11 28 (5.54%) Parquet
12 24 (4.75%) MongoDB
12 24 (4.75%) MySQL
13 23 (4.55%) Oracle Reports
13 23 (4.55%) RDBMS
14 22 (4.36%) Apache Hive
14 22 (4.36%) Base SAS
15 21 (4.16%) Oracle BI EE
16 19 (3.76%) Power BI
17 18 (3.56%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 110 (21.78%) Git (software)
2 74 (14.65%) Jenkins
3 53 (10.50%) JIRA
4 36 (7.13%) Ant
4 36 (7.13%) Selenium
5 33 (6.53%) Eclipse
6 32 (6.34%) Subversion
7 28 (5.54%) Cucumber
8 27 (5.35%) JUnit
9 24 (4.75%) Gradle
9 24 (4.75%) Oracle Forms
10 22 (4.36%) Gatling
11 20 (3.96%) IntelliJ
12 17 (3.37%) Maven
13 16 (3.17%) Grunt
13 16 (3.17%) gulp
13 16 (3.17%) Karma Test Runner
13 16 (3.17%) Sublime Text
14 14 (2.77%) CppUnit
14 14 (2.77%) GoogleTest
General
1 71 (14.06%) Finance
2 38 (7.52%) Telecoms
3 20 (3.96%) Banking
4 8 (1.58%) Retail
5 6 (1.19%) Aerospace
6 3 (0.59%) Automotive
6 3 (0.59%) French Language
6 3 (0.59%) German Language
7 2 (0.40%) Electronics
7 2 (0.40%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.40%) Military
8 1 (0.20%) Back Office
8 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.20%) Games
8 1 (0.20%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.20%) Marketing
8 1 (0.20%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 143 (28.32%) Developer
2 59 (11.68%) Java Developer
3 54 (10.69%) Analyst
4 36 (7.13%) Architect
5 34 (6.73%) DevOps Engineer
6 28 (5.54%) DBA
7 24 (4.75%) Administrator
8 23 (4.55%) Oracle DBA
9 22 (4.36%) Consultant
9 22 (4.36%) Test Analyst
10 17 (3.37%) Backend Developer
10 17 (3.37%) Environment Manager
11 15 (2.97%) Software Engineer
12 14 (2.77%) Hadoop Developer
13 13 (2.57%) Linux Engineer
13 13 (2.57%) Tester
14 12 (2.38%) Java Hadoop Developer
15 11 (2.18%) Project Manager
15 11 (2.18%) Unix Engineer
16 10 (1.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (15.84%) Middleware
2 77 (15.25%) Spring
3 68 (13.47%) HTML
4 56 (11.09%) JSON
5 50 (9.90%) J2EE
5 50 (9.90%) XML
6 48 (9.50%) Kafka
6 48 (9.50%) REST
7 46 (9.11%) CSS
8 35 (6.93%) Node.js
9 34 (6.73%) SOAP
10 31 (6.14%) AngularJS
11 28 (5.54%) Web Services
12 27 (5.35%) jQuery
13 26 (5.15%) Oracle Fusion
14 25 (4.95%) .NET
14 25 (4.95%) RabbitMQ
15 24 (4.75%) Servlets
16 23 (4.55%) Apache Avro
17 22 (4.36%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 46 (9.11%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (7.92%) Linux Command Line
3 31 (6.14%) Management Information System
4 26 (5.15%) Virtual Team
5 24 (4.75%) Mainframe
6 23 (4.55%) Data Centre
7 14 (2.77%) Self-Motivation
8 13 (2.57%) Derivative
8 13 (2.57%) Public Cloud
9 12 (2.38%) DataPower
10 11 (2.18%) Client/Server
11 8 (1.58%) Greenfield Project
12 7 (1.39%) Clustering
12 7 (1.39%) PKI
13 6 (1.19%) N-Tier
13 6 (1.19%) User Experience
14 5 (0.99%) Data Protection Act
14 5 (0.99%) Data Structures
14 5 (0.99%) IBM Mainframe
15 4 (0.79%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 323 (63.96%) Linux
2 136 (26.93%) Windows
3 42 (8.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 41 (8.12%) AIX
5 28 (5.54%) Oracle Linux
5 28 (5.54%) Windows Server
6 22 (4.36%) Ubuntu
7 16 (3.17%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (2.57%) Apple iOS
8 13 (2.57%) Solaris
9 5 (0.99%) CentOS
10 4 (0.79%) SUSE
10 4 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (0.79%) zOS
11 3 (0.59%) Debian
11 3 (0.59%) OpenVMS
11 3 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.40%) Android
12 2 (0.40%) Check Point GAiA
12 2 (0.40%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (34.46%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (17.03%) DevOps
3 67 (13.27%) Continuous Integration
4 59 (11.68%) Configuration Management
5 55 (10.89%) Scrum
6 54 (10.69%) ITIL
7 52 (10.30%) Problem-Solving
8 50 (9.90%) Performance Tuning
9 44 (8.71%) Open Source
9 44 (8.71%) Test Automation
10 41 (8.12%) Unit Testing
11 38 (7.52%) Project Management
12 34 (6.73%) Load Balancing
12 34 (6.73%) TDD
13 33 (6.53%) ETL
14 32 (6.34%) SOA
14 32 (6.34%) Software Engineering
15 29 (5.74%) Microservices
16 28 (5.54%) BDD
16 28 (5.54%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 237 (46.93%) SQL
2 173 (34.26%) Java
3 98 (19.41%) Python
4 89 (17.62%) Shell Script
5 79 (15.64%) JavaScript
6 64 (12.67%) PL/SQL
7 53 (10.50%) Perl
8 41 (8.12%) C
8 41 (8.12%) PHP
9 29 (5.74%) C#
10 27 (5.35%) Scala
11 26 (5.15%) Bash Shell
12 25 (4.95%) Ruby
13 20 (3.96%) C++
14 17 (3.37%) PowerShell
15 16 (3.17%) Groovy
15 16 (3.17%) Haskell
15 16 (3.17%) Java 8
16 14 (2.77%) Korn
17 11 (2.18%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 74 (14.65%) Security Cleared
2 61 (12.08%) SC Cleared
3 40 (7.92%) Degree
4 30 (5.94%) ISTQB
5 26 (5.15%) Cisco Certification
6 20 (3.96%) ISEB
7 17 (3.37%) CCNA
7 17 (3.37%) DV Cleared
8 15 (2.97%) CCIE
8 15 (2.97%) Microsoft Certification
9 12 (2.38%) CISSP
9 12 (2.38%) MCSE
10 10 (1.98%) CCNP
10 10 (1.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 9 (1.78%) ITIL Certification
11 9 (1.78%) MCITP
12 8 (1.58%) BPSS Clearance
12 8 (1.58%) MCP
13 7 (1.39%) TOGAF Certification
14 5 (0.99%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (4.95%) QA
2 14 (2.77%) SLA
3 6 (1.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (0.99%) GDPR
5 3 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 3 (0.59%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.59%) RMADS
6 2 (0.40%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.20%) MiFID
System Software
1 77 (15.25%) Docker
2 40 (7.92%) Active Directory
2 40 (7.92%) Oracle RAC
3 37 (7.33%) HDFS
4 26 (5.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 24 (4.75%) VMware Infrastructure
6 11 (2.18%) vSphere
7 10 (1.98%) Microsoft App-V
7 10 (1.98%) XenApp
8 7 (1.39%) RACF
9 4 (0.79%) Apache Flume
9 4 (0.79%) KVM
9 4 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.59%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 2 (0.40%) Hyper-V
11 2 (0.40%) Sendmail
11 2 (0.40%) Xen
12 1 (0.20%) Time Sharing Option
12 1 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 46 (9.11%) Puppet
2 40 (7.92%) Ansible
3 28 (5.54%) Hadoop YARN
4 25 (4.95%) Oracle RMAN
5 22 (4.36%) Kubernetes
5 22 (4.36%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 18 (3.56%) Kibana
7 17 (3.37%) Data Guard
7 17 (3.37%) Grafana
8 15 (2.97%) Opscode Chef
9 12 (2.38%) NetBackup
10 11 (2.18%) HP ALM
10 11 (2.18%) Tivoli
11 8 (1.58%) Nagios
12 7 (1.39%) Backup Exec
12 7 (1.39%) Control-M
12 7 (1.39%) Oozie
13 6 (1.19%) Terraform
14 5 (0.99%) Ambari
14 5 (0.99%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 203 (40.20%) Oracle
2 84 (16.63%) Microsoft
3 66 (13.07%) IBM
3 66 (13.07%) Red Hat
4 51 (10.10%) VMware
5 32 (6.34%) Citrix
6 29 (5.74%) Google
7 27 (5.35%) Cisco
8 17 (3.37%) HP
9 16 (3.17%) Zend
10 15 (2.97%) webMethods
11 14 (2.77%) BMC
11 14 (2.77%) Informatica
12 12 (2.38%) CA
13 10 (1.98%) Adobe
14 9 (1.78%) AppDynamics
15 7 (1.39%) Remedy
15 7 (1.39%) Tableau
15 7 (1.39%) TIBCO
16 6 (1.19%) Huawei