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 3 months to 30 March 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 32 37
Rank change year-on-year -2 +5  
Contract jobs citing Unix 425 516 495
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 5.37% 5.49% 5.02%
As % of the Operating Systems category 24.58% 21.83% 20.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 319 232
Median daily rate £450 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 16
Median hourly rate £21.00 £42.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.58% +30.76%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £24.15 £35.00
% change year-on-year +34.57% -31.00%  

Unix is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Contract Operating System Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1729 2364 2359
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 21.83% 25.14% 23.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1005 1452 1161
Median daily rate £400 £366 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.21% +4.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £186 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 164 224
Median hourly rate £14.85 £19.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.84% +15.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +6.45%  

Unix
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Unix as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 30 March 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
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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey +1 131 £438 +2.94% 25
Hampshire -9 88 £450 +18.42% 17
Berkshire +7 69 £438 +2.94% 17
Buckinghamshire +3 53 £463 +23.33% 7
West Sussex +18 43 £506 +22.60% 3
Oxfordshire +6 17 £450 +44.00% 5
Kent -11 11 £335 -16.25% 5
East Sussex +4 3 £350 +7.69% 6
Middlesex +6 2 £350 -
Thames Valley - 2 £675 -
Home Counties -4 1 - -
Sussex - 1 £450 -
Unix
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 494 (68.52%) Linux
2 280 (38.83%) Oracle
3 252 (34.95%) Windows
4 196 (27.18%) SQL
5 180 (24.97%) Agile Software Development
6 174 (24.13%) Java
7 161 (22.33%) Security Cleared
8 156 (21.64%) JavaScript
9 136 (18.86%) Finance
10 124 (17.20%) SC Cleared
11 123 (17.06%) Red Hat
12 116 (16.09%) Python
12 116 (16.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 113 (15.67%) Git (software)
14 112 (15.53%) VMware
15 102 (14.15%) HTML
16 101 (14.01%) Solaris
17 100 (13.87%) SAN
18 98 (13.59%) Oracle Database
19 92 (12.76%) Shell Script
20 86 (11.93%) AIX
21 83 (11.51%) DevOps
22 77 (10.68%) Configuration Management
23 75 (10.40%) Perl
24 74 (10.26%) Microsoft
25 71 (9.85%) Open Source
26 70 (9.71%) Data Centre
27 69 (9.57%) Firewall
28 67 (9.29%) XML
28 67 (9.29%) Relational Database

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 62 (8.60%) Tomcat
1 62 (8.60%) WebLogic
2 59 (8.18%) Apache
3 37 (5.13%) JBoss
4 24 (3.33%) Confluence
5 23 (3.19%) nginx
6 20 (2.77%) WebSphere
7 19 (2.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 17 (2.36%) MS Exchange
8 17 (2.36%) SharePoint
9 9 (1.25%) IIS
10 8 (1.11%) Apache Spark
10 8 (1.11%) SAS
11 6 (0.83%) Apache Solr
11 6 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
11 6 (0.83%) IBM HTTP Server
11 6 (0.83%) Oracle Workflow
12 5 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
12 5 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2003
12 5 (0.69%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 44 (6.10%) MS Excel
2 17 (2.36%) MS Office
3 16 (2.22%) Photoshop
4 15 (2.08%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.83%) MS Project
6 4 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (1.11%) Remedy ITSM
2 7 (0.97%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (0.97%) Oracle Receivables
3 6 (0.83%) Oracle BPM
3 6 (0.83%) Remedy AR System
4 5 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.55%) Oracle Applications
5 4 (0.55%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.42%) Fredhopper
6 3 (0.42%) Oracle Utilities
6 3 (0.42%) Staffware
7 2 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.28%) Oracle Retail
7 2 (0.28%) Sonata
8 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
8 1 (0.14%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
8 1 (0.14%) Maximo
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle BRM
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.14%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 28 (3.88%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (1.94%) GitHub
4 11 (1.53%) PaaS
5 10 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (0.97%) IaaS
7 6 (0.83%) OpenShift
8 4 (0.55%) Amazon S3
8 4 (0.55%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (0.55%) Google Analytics
8 4 (0.55%) SaaS
8 4 (0.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 100 (13.87%) SAN
2 69 (9.57%) Firewall
3 59 (8.18%) TCP/IP
4 50 (6.93%) NAS
5 42 (5.83%) SSH
6 40 (5.55%) LAN
7 39 (5.41%) DNS
7 39 (5.41%) HTTP
8 35 (4.85%) WAN
9 29 (4.02%) FTP
10 21 (2.91%) SSL
10 21 (2.91%) VPN
11 20 (2.77%) ICMP
12 19 (2.64%) Internet
12 19 (2.64%) LDAP
13 14 (1.94%) Network Security
14 13 (1.80%) Cisco Nexus
14 13 (1.80%) Ethernet
15 12 (1.66%) iSCSI
15 12 (1.66%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (13.59%) Oracle Database
2 67 (9.29%) Relational Database
3 43 (5.96%) SQL Server
4 37 (5.13%) Hadoop
5 36 (4.99%) PostgreSQL
6 33 (4.58%) Oracle Database 11g
7 32 (4.44%) RDBMS
8 30 (4.16%) MongoDB
8 30 (4.16%) NoSQL
9 29 (4.02%) MySQL
10 25 (3.47%) Oracle Database 12c
11 24 (3.33%) SQLPlus
12 21 (2.91%) Oracle Database 10g
13 15 (2.08%) Big Data
14 11 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
14 11 (1.53%) DB2
15 8 (1.11%) Apache Hive
15 8 (1.11%) BusinessObjects
15 8 (1.11%) Oracle9i Database
16 7 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 113 (15.67%) Git (software)
2 67 (9.29%) Jenkins
3 50 (6.93%) Subversion
4 44 (6.10%) JIRA
5 26 (3.61%) Maven
6 25 (3.47%) ProC
7 22 (3.05%) Selenium
8 21 (2.91%) Team Foundation Server
9 16 (2.22%) Cucumber
9 16 (2.22%) JUnit
10 11 (1.53%) Ant
10 11 (1.53%) Eclipse
11 10 (1.39%) GoogleTest
12 9 (1.25%) NUnit
13 8 (1.11%) IntelliJ
13 8 (1.11%) SonarQube
13 8 (1.11%) Sonatype Nexus
14 7 (0.97%) ClearCase
15 6 (0.83%) CppUnit
15 6 (0.83%) Gatling
General
1 136 (18.86%) Finance
2 43 (5.96%) Telecoms
3 25 (3.47%) Legal
4 13 (1.80%) Retail
5 12 (1.66%) Banking
6 10 (1.39%) Law
7 9 (1.25%) Manufacturing
8 7 (0.97%) Electronics
9 6 (0.83%) Billing
9 6 (0.83%) Marketing
10 5 (0.69%) Back Office
10 5 (0.69%) Publishing
11 4 (0.55%) Local Government
12 3 (0.42%) Advertising
12 3 (0.42%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.42%) Games
12 3 (0.42%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.42%) Military
Job Titles
1 181 (25.10%) Developer
2 72 (9.99%) Analyst
3 69 (9.57%) Administrator
4 59 (8.18%) Consultant
5 58 (8.04%) Java Developer
6 56 (7.77%) Architect
7 50 (6.93%) JavaScript Developer
8 45 (6.24%) Unix Administrator
9 39 (5.41%) Systems Administrator
10 32 (4.44%) Oracle Developer
10 32 (4.44%) Storage Administrator
11 31 (4.30%) Unix Systems Administrator
12 27 (3.74%) SQL Developer
13 25 (3.47%) Linux Engineer
13 25 (3.47%) Oracle Architect
14 24 (3.33%) DevOps Engineer
14 24 (3.33%) PL/SQL Developer
15 23 (3.19%) DBA
16 22 (3.05%) HTML Developer
16 22 (3.05%) Storage Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (14.15%) HTML
2 67 (9.29%) XML
3 51 (7.07%) jQuery
4 49 (6.80%) Middleware
4 49 (6.80%) REST
5 47 (6.52%) CSS
5 47 (6.52%) HTML5
6 46 (6.38%) Spring
7 42 (5.83%) Web Services
8 41 (5.69%) JSON
9 34 (4.72%) J2EE
10 28 (3.88%) Hibernate
11 27 (3.74%) SOAP
12 26 (3.61%) Ajax
12 26 (3.61%) AngularJS
12 26 (3.61%) Node.js
13 19 (2.64%) JPA
14 18 (2.50%) JMS
14 18 (2.50%) Sass
15 17 (2.36%) Express
Miscellaneous
1 70 (9.71%) Data Centre
2 51 (7.07%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (5.13%) Enterprise Storage
4 36 (4.99%) User Experience
5 28 (3.88%) Mainframe
6 26 (3.61%) Linux Command Line
6 26 (3.61%) Management Information System
7 20 (2.77%) Smart Meter
8 18 (2.50%) Computer Science
9 17 (2.36%) Clustering
9 17 (2.36%) PKI
10 16 (2.22%) EMC VNX
11 14 (1.94%) Client/Server
12 12 (1.66%) EMC VMAX
12 12 (1.66%) IBM Mainframe
13 10 (1.39%) Private Cloud
13 10 (1.39%) Replication
14 9 (1.25%) Derivative
15 7 (0.97%) Over-the-Top Content
16 6 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 494 (68.52%) Linux
2 252 (34.95%) Windows
3 116 (16.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 101 (14.01%) Solaris
5 86 (11.93%) AIX
6 50 (6.93%) Windows Server
7 34 (4.72%) Windows Server 2008
8 30 (4.16%) CentOS
8 30 (4.16%) Ubuntu
9 27 (3.74%) Debian
10 22 (3.05%) Windows Server 2012
11 12 (1.66%) HPUX
12 10 (1.39%) Mac OS X
12 10 (1.39%) SUSE
12 10 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
13 8 (1.11%) Windows NT
14 7 (0.97%) Windows 7
14 7 (0.97%) zOS
15 5 (0.69%) Android
15 5 (0.69%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (24.97%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (11.51%) DevOps
3 77 (10.68%) Configuration Management
4 71 (9.85%) Open Source
5 66 (9.15%) ITIL
6 55 (7.63%) SDLC
7 54 (7.49%) Performance Tuning
8 47 (6.52%) High Availability
9 46 (6.38%) Waterfall
10 44 (6.10%) Incident Management
10 44 (6.10%) OO
11 43 (5.96%) Scrum
12 41 (5.69%) OOD
12 41 (5.69%) Service Delivery
13 40 (5.55%) MVC
14 37 (5.13%) Software Engineering
15 36 (4.99%) Continuous Integration
16 34 (4.72%) Migration
16 34 (4.72%) Requirements Analysis
16 34 (4.72%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 196 (27.18%) SQL
2 174 (24.13%) Java
3 156 (21.64%) JavaScript
4 116 (16.09%) Python
5 92 (12.76%) Shell Script
6 75 (10.40%) Perl
7 59 (8.18%) PL/SQL
8 58 (8.04%) C
9 40 (5.55%) C++
10 37 (5.13%) Bash Shell
11 32 (4.44%) Ruby
12 30 (4.16%) PHP
13 18 (2.50%) Scala
14 17 (2.36%) C#
15 15 (2.08%) PowerShell
16 9 (1.25%) Groovy
17 5 (0.69%) Korn
18 4 (0.55%) Haskell
18 4 (0.55%) T-SQL
19 3 (0.42%) BeanShell
Qualifications
1 161 (22.33%) Security Cleared
2 124 (17.20%) SC Cleared
3 65 (9.02%) Degree
4 35 (4.85%) DV Cleared
5 24 (3.33%) CEH
6 23 (3.19%) CREST Certified
6 23 (3.19%) OSCP
7 19 (2.64%) ISTQB
8 18 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
9 17 (2.36%) ISEB
10 16 (2.22%) RHCE
11 14 (1.94%) CISSP
12 13 (1.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 12 (1.66%) CCNA
14 11 (1.53%) CCNP
15 6 (0.83%) MCP
16 5 (0.69%) CCIE
16 5 (0.69%) MCSE
16 5 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
16 5 (0.69%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (2.91%) QA
2 13 (1.80%) SLA
3 8 (1.11%) PMO
4 6 (0.83%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.69%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (0.55%) JSP 440
7 3 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.28%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.28%) RMADS
8 2 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.14%) PMBOK
System Software
1 56 (7.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 50 (6.93%) Docker
3 45 (6.24%) Active Directory
3 45 (6.24%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 32 (4.44%) Veritas File System
5 23 (3.19%) vSphere
6 17 (2.36%) NFS
6 17 (2.36%) Virtual Servers
7 15 (2.08%) Oracle RAC
8 11 (1.53%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 9 (1.25%) HDFS
10 8 (1.11%) Samba
10 8 (1.11%) VMware ESX
11 7 (0.97%) Hyper-V
11 7 (0.97%) Virtual Machines
11 7 (0.97%) VMware ESXi
12 6 (0.83%) Apache Flume
12 6 (0.83%) VMware Workstation
13 5 (0.69%) XenServer
14 3 (0.42%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 47 (6.52%) Puppet
2 36 (4.99%) Ansible
3 28 (3.88%) NetBackup
4 26 (3.61%) Nagios
4 26 (3.61%) Opscode Chef
5 24 (3.33%) SELinux
6 17 (2.36%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 15 (2.08%) Tivoli
8 14 (1.94%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 12 (1.66%) Cobbler
10 11 (1.53%) EMC Navisphere
11 10 (1.39%) CA Wily
11 10 (1.39%) SCOM
12 8 (1.11%) HP Quality Center
12 8 (1.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 8 (1.11%) Oracle Identity Management
12 8 (1.11%) SCCM
13 7 (0.97%) Data Guard
13 7 (0.97%) Oracle RMAN
14 6 (0.83%) Oozie
Vendors
1 280 (38.83%) Oracle
2 123 (17.06%) Red Hat
3 112 (15.53%) VMware
4 74 (10.26%) Microsoft
5 62 (8.60%) IBM
6 58 (8.04%) Cisco
7 53 (7.35%) Sun
8 47 (6.52%) Veritas
9 46 (6.38%) HP
10 38 (5.27%) NetApp
11 30 (4.16%) Citrix
12 29 (4.02%) Symantec
13 23 (3.19%) Remedy
14 22 (3.05%) Brocade
15 21 (2.91%) EMC
16 19 (2.64%) CA
16 19 (2.64%) SAP
17 16 (2.22%) Juniper
18 15 (2.08%) F5
18 15 (2.08%) Google
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