Period
to 22 November 2017

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 November 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.

Unix
England > South East
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 35 28
Rank change year-on-year -5 -7 +7
Contract jobs citing Unix 785 828 1197
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.66% 4.95% 6.25%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.41% 21.46% 25.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 411 416 678
South East median daily rate £438 £400 £409
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% -2.14% +16.79%
10th Percentile £305 £281 £269
90th Percentile £575 £538 £514
England median daily rate £475 £425 £430
% change year-on-year +11.76% -1.16% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 20 29
South East median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.00% -6.25% +56.86%
10th Percentile £16.15 £18.66 £25.50
90th Percentile £50.13 £55.38 £50.00
England median hourly rate £30.95 £32.66 £37.00
% change year-on-year -5.22% -11.74% +23.33%

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 3846 3859 4690
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 22.84% 23.08% 24.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2147 2253 2581
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% +7.35%
10th Percentile £150 £185 £205
90th Percentile £550 £538 £494
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 303 270 462
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £17.06 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.58% -9.01% +19.20%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.25 £49.46 £47.83
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% - +4.90%

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 -19 291 £413 -2.94% 33
Surrey +23 224 £450 +5.88% 7
Hampshire -9 170 £431 +10.45% 23
Berkshire -8 158 £413 +3.13% 17
Buckinghamshire -20 112 £400 -11.11% 6
West Sussex -10 58 £538 +45.27% 2
Oxfordshire +11 21 £500 +5.26% 10
East Sussex +4 13 £600 +100.00% 1
Kent -17 9 £383 +17.69% 5
Middlesex -7 5 £455 +15.19%
Home Counties - 5 - -
Sussex -4 2 £550 +57.14% 2
Unix
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 South East region with a requirement for Unix.

1 523 (66.62%) Linux
2 293 (37.32%) SQL
3 270 (34.39%) Oracle
4 244 (31.08%) Windows
5 227 (28.92%) Java
6 224 (28.54%) Agile Software Development
7 176 (22.42%) Finance
8 144 (18.34%) Red Hat
9 135 (17.20%) Git (software)
10 124 (15.80%) Shell Script
11 115 (14.65%) Microsoft
12 111 (14.14%) Scrum
13 107 (13.63%) JavaScript
13 107 (13.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 105 (13.38%) Solaris
15 103 (13.12%) Relational Database
16 100 (12.74%) Analytical Skills
17 97 (12.36%) Apache
18 94 (11.97%) Python
19 93 (11.85%) Middleware
19 93 (11.85%) DevOps
20 86 (10.96%) Perl
21 85 (10.83%) Security Cleared
22 83 (10.57%) Jenkins
23 82 (10.45%) VMware
24 81 (10.32%) HTML
25 73 (9.30%) Oracle Database
26 72 (9.17%) Subversion
27 71 (9.04%) Puppet
28 70 (8.92%) Migration

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 97 (12.36%) Apache
2 61 (7.77%) Tomcat
3 59 (7.52%) JBoss
4 58 (7.39%) Apache Spark
5 37 (4.71%) WebLogic
6 26 (3.31%) SAS
7 25 (3.18%) IIS
8 22 (2.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 18 (2.29%) Confluence
10 16 (2.04%) Oracle Workflow
11 15 (1.91%) Cloud Foundry
11 15 (1.91%) GemFire
12 13 (1.66%) nginx
13 12 (1.53%) SharePoint
14 11 (1.40%) OpenStack
14 11 (1.40%) WildFly
15 10 (1.27%) Apache Airflow
15 10 (1.27%) Luigi
15 10 (1.27%) Oracle Service Bus
16 8 (1.02%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 26 (3.31%) MS Visio
2 13 (1.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (1.66%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (1.27%) Pipeline Pilot
4 4 (0.51%) SPSS
5 2 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.25%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 21 (2.68%) Oracle BPM
2 16 (2.04%) Oracle Applications
3 13 (1.66%) Remedy ITSM
4 11 (1.40%) Sonata
5 10 (1.27%) Oracle Utilities
6 8 (1.02%) Siebel CRM
7 3 (0.38%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 2 (0.25%) Bankmaster
8 2 (0.25%) Dynamics GP
9 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
9 1 (0.13%) Exstream
9 1 (0.13%) Oracle 11i
9 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.13%) Oracle iProcurement
9 1 (0.13%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 1 (0.13%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 50 (6.37%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (3.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (3.31%) GitHub
3 26 (3.31%) PaaS
4 19 (2.42%) OpenShift
5 11 (1.40%) IaaS
6 10 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (0.89%) SaaS
8 4 (0.51%) Office 365
9 3 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.25%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.13%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 65 (8.28%) SAN
2 57 (7.26%) TCP/IP
3 50 (6.37%) Firewall
4 49 (6.24%) HTTP
5 48 (6.11%) NAS
6 34 (4.33%) DNS
7 33 (4.20%) LDAP
8 31 (3.95%) Fibre Channel
9 25 (3.18%) SSL
10 18 (2.29%) SSH
11 17 (2.17%) Internet
12 13 (1.66%) VPN
13 12 (1.53%) Network Security
14 11 (1.40%) FTP
15 9 (1.15%) BGP
15 9 (1.15%) LAN
16 8 (1.02%) WAN
17 7 (0.89%) 3GPP
17 7 (0.89%) DHCP
17 7 (0.89%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (13.12%) Relational Database
2 73 (9.30%) Oracle Database
3 69 (8.79%) Hadoop
4 68 (8.66%) SQL Server
5 61 (7.77%) MySQL
6 59 (7.52%) Big Data
7 37 (4.71%) HBase
8 36 (4.59%) NoSQL
9 35 (4.46%) MongoDB
10 32 (4.08%) Oracle Database 11g
10 32 (4.08%) Oracle Database 12c
11 31 (3.95%) Apache Hive
11 31 (3.95%) PostgreSQL
12 28 (3.57%) RDBMS
13 24 (3.06%) Data Warehouse
13 24 (3.06%) DB2
14 19 (2.42%) Oracle BI EE
15 15 (1.91%) Sqoop
16 14 (1.78%) Apache Cassandra
17 13 (1.66%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 135 (17.20%) Git (software)
2 83 (10.57%) Jenkins
3 72 (9.17%) Subversion
4 46 (5.86%) JIRA
5 44 (5.61%) Maven
6 32 (4.08%) Team Foundation Server
7 29 (3.69%) IntelliJ
7 29 (3.69%) JUnit
8 24 (3.06%) Eclipse
8 24 (3.06%) Selenium
9 20 (2.55%) Gradle
10 18 (2.29%) Artifactory
11 13 (1.66%) Oracle Forms
11 13 (1.66%) ProC
12 10 (1.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 9 (1.15%) Cucumber
13 9 (1.15%) TeamCity
14 7 (0.89%) Bitbucket
14 7 (0.89%) Visual Studio
15 6 (0.76%) JProfiler
General
1 176 (22.42%) Finance
2 55 (7.01%) Banking
3 36 (4.59%) Telecoms
4 24 (3.06%) Legal
5 8 (1.02%) Retail
5 8 (1.02%) Retail Banking
6 6 (0.76%) Investment Banking
7 5 (0.64%) Military
7 5 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (0.51%) Billing
8 4 (0.51%) International Banking
8 4 (0.51%) Marketing
9 3 (0.38%) Electronics
9 3 (0.38%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.38%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.25%) Advertising
10 2 (0.25%) Back Office
10 2 (0.25%) Games
10 2 (0.25%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 245 (31.21%) Developer
2 124 (15.80%) Administrator
3 90 (11.46%) Analyst
4 85 (10.83%) Java Developer
5 67 (8.54%) Consultant
6 52 (6.62%) Systems Administrator
7 42 (5.35%) Architect
7 42 (5.35%) Unix Administrator
8 39 (4.97%) Oracle Developer
9 30 (3.82%) Linux Engineer
10 29 (3.69%) DevOps Engineer
11 27 (3.44%) JavaScript Developer
11 27 (3.44%) Pensions Analyst
12 26 (3.31%) Unix Systems Administrator
13 24 (3.06%) SQL Developer
14 23 (2.93%) DBA
15 22 (2.80%) HTML Developer
16 21 (2.68%) Linux Administrator
16 21 (2.68%) NetApp Engineer
16 21 (2.68%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (11.85%) Middleware
2 81 (10.32%) HTML
3 68 (8.66%) JSON
4 66 (8.41%) XML
5 63 (8.03%) J2EE
6 61 (7.77%) Spring
7 54 (6.88%) CSS
8 51 (6.50%) .NET
9 48 (6.11%) Kafka
10 46 (5.86%) REST
11 43 (5.48%) Web Services
12 41 (5.22%) SOAP
13 39 (4.97%) RESTful
14 30 (3.82%) AngularJS
14 30 (3.82%) Apache Camel
15 29 (3.69%) HTML5
16 28 (3.57%) jQuery
17 27 (3.44%) Spring Boot
18 26 (3.31%) EJB
19 25 (3.18%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 100 (12.74%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (5.35%) Computer Science
3 36 (4.59%) Linux Command Line
4 29 (3.69%) Enterprise Storage
5 24 (3.06%) Management Information System
6 19 (2.42%) Virtual Team
7 18 (2.29%) Data Centre
8 16 (2.04%) Life Science
9 15 (1.91%) Replication
10 12 (1.53%) Clustering
11 11 (1.40%) Derivative
12 10 (1.27%) Client/Server
12 10 (1.27%) PKI
13 9 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
13 9 (1.15%) User Experience
14 8 (1.02%) Smart Meter
15 6 (0.76%) Greenfield Project
15 6 (0.76%) Mainframe
15 6 (0.76%) Oracle Exalogic
15 6 (0.76%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 523 (66.62%) Linux
2 244 (31.08%) Windows
3 107 (13.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 105 (13.38%) Solaris
5 54 (6.88%) AIX
6 34 (4.33%) Windows Server
7 32 (4.08%) Mac OS X
8 29 (3.69%) Ubuntu
9 26 (3.31%) Windows Server 2012
10 22 (2.80%) Windows Server 2008
11 16 (2.04%) Windows Server 2003
12 12 (1.53%) Debian
13 9 (1.15%) CentOS
14 8 (1.02%) VMS
15 6 (0.76%) SUSE
15 6 (0.76%) Windows NT
16 5 (0.64%) Windows 2000
16 5 (0.64%) Windows XP
17 4 (0.51%) HPUX
17 4 (0.51%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 224 (28.54%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (14.14%) Scrum
3 93 (11.85%) DevOps
4 70 (8.92%) Migration
5 63 (8.03%) TDD
6 58 (7.39%) Configuration Management
6 58 (7.39%) Test Automation
6 58 (7.39%) Web Development
7 56 (7.13%) Workflow
8 51 (6.50%) Performance Tuning
9 49 (6.24%) Performance Monitoring
9 49 (6.24%) Unit Testing
10 45 (5.73%) OO
11 41 (5.22%) ETL
11 41 (5.22%) Load Balancing
12 39 (4.97%) ITIL
12 39 (4.97%) Software Engineering
13 36 (4.59%) Mentoring
13 36 (4.59%) System Testing
14 34 (4.33%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 293 (37.32%) SQL
2 227 (28.92%) Java
3 124 (15.80%) Shell Script
4 107 (13.63%) JavaScript
5 94 (11.97%) Python
6 86 (10.96%) Perl
7 59 (7.52%) PL/SQL
8 49 (6.24%) C
9 41 (5.22%) Bash Shell
10 31 (3.95%) Ruby
10 31 (3.95%) Scala
11 28 (3.57%) C++
12 27 (3.44%) PHP
12 27 (3.44%) PowerShell
13 22 (2.80%) C#
14 20 (2.55%) T-SQL
15 19 (2.42%) Korn
16 9 (1.15%) AWK
17 8 (1.02%) Bourne shell
18 7 (0.89%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 85 (10.83%) Security Cleared
2 69 (8.79%) Degree
3 68 (8.66%) SC Cleared
4 20 (2.55%) Computer Science Degree
5 12 (1.53%) RHCE
6 11 (1.40%) CISSP
7 10 (1.27%) DV Cleared
7 10 (1.27%) PhD
8 9 (1.15%) MCSE
8 9 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (1.02%) RHCSA
10 7 (0.89%) CCNP
11 6 (0.76%) CCNA
11 6 (0.76%) OCA
11 6 (0.76%) Oracle Certification
12 5 (0.64%) OCP
13 4 (0.51%) MCP
13 4 (0.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 3 (0.38%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (4.08%) QA
2 24 (3.06%) SLA
3 9 (1.15%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.64%) JSP 440
5 4 (0.51%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.25%) GDPR
6 2 (0.25%) ISO 8583
7 1 (0.13%) AS 2805
7 1 (0.13%) CDISC
7 1 (0.13%) COBIT
7 1 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.13%) PMO
System Software
1 45 (5.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 44 (5.61%) VMware ESXi
3 40 (5.10%) Active Directory
4 39 (4.97%) Docker
5 37 (4.71%) HDFS
6 32 (4.08%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 31 (3.95%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 28 (3.57%) Veritas File System
9 26 (3.31%) NFS
10 23 (2.93%) Xen
11 16 (2.04%) Apache Flume
12 15 (1.91%) Oracle RAC
13 13 (1.66%) vSphere
14 12 (1.53%) Hyper-V
15 11 (1.40%) Virtual Machines
16 6 (0.76%) XenDesktop
16 6 (0.76%) XenServer
17 5 (0.64%) GlusterFS
18 4 (0.51%) Sendmail
18 4 (0.51%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 71 (9.04%) Puppet
2 58 (7.39%) Ansible
3 49 (6.24%) NetBackup
4 29 (3.69%) Hadoop YARN
5 28 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
6 20 (2.55%) Nagios
7 19 (2.42%) Control-M
8 18 (2.29%) Kibana
9 17 (2.17%) Ambari
9 17 (2.17%) Grafana
10 15 (1.91%) Norton AntiVirus
10 15 (1.91%) Tivoli
11 13 (1.66%) Red Hat Satellite
12 11 (1.40%) Veritas Storage Foundation
13 10 (1.27%) Netcool
13 10 (1.27%) ZABBIX
14 9 (1.15%) SELinux
15 8 (1.02%) Oracle Identity Management
16 7 (0.89%) Kubernetes
17 6 (0.76%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 270 (34.39%) Oracle
2 144 (18.34%) Red Hat
3 115 (14.65%) Microsoft
4 82 (10.45%) VMware
5 57 (7.26%) Veritas
6 46 (5.86%) NetApp
7 42 (5.35%) IBM
8 38 (4.84%) Citrix
8 38 (4.84%) Symantec
9 37 (4.71%) Brocade
10 33 (4.20%) Sun
11 32 (4.08%) EMC
11 32 (4.08%) HP
12 31 (3.95%) Remedy
13 24 (3.06%) Cisco
14 18 (2.29%) webMethods
15 15 (1.91%) SAP
15 15 (1.91%) Splunk
16 14 (1.78%) BMC
16 14 (1.78%) CA