Period
to 29 January 2020

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 29 January 2020 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
29 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 103 63 46
Rank change year-on-year -40 -17 -1
Contract jobs citing Unix 249 622 740
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.18% 3.91% 4.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.89% 17.69% 19.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 344 389
South East median daily rate £425 £439 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% -2.50% +9.09%
10th Percentile £250 £305 £319
90th Percentile £565 £575 £588
England median daily rate £465 £500 £500
% change year-on-year -7.00% - +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 16
South East median hourly rate £16.00 £42.50 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -62.35% -2.86% +16.67%
10th Percentile £14.00 £13.40 £22.82
90th Percentile £46.00 £50.00 £49.63
England median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year +14.29% +9.38% -11.11%

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 2,517 3,516 3,791
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 22.07% 22.08% 23.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,451 1,959 2,114
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £133 £156 £140
90th Percentile £573 £575 £556
England median daily rate £413 £430 £425
% change year-on-year -3.96% +1.06% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 299 276
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% -5.71% +9.38%
10th Percentile £11.87 £11.00 £11.17
90th Percentile £52.88 £51.00 £50.25
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.46 £17.50
% change year-on-year +0.21% -0.21% +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 29 January 2020.

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 29 January 2020.

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 29 January 2020. 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 0 105 £335 -16.25% 46
Hampshire -55 58 £475 +18.75% 14
Buckinghamshire +30 54 £329 -20.78% 8
West Sussex -20 43 £475 -3.11% 6
Berkshire -21 42 £250 -37.50% 31
Surrey -4 36 £488 -6.02% 25
Oxfordshire +21 9 £410 -6.29% 7
East Sussex -7 3 £475 +2.15% 2
Kent +3 2 £425 -22.73% 3
Sussex -5 1 - -
Unix
England

For the 6 months to 29 January 2020, 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.

1 153 (61.45%) Linux
2 104 (41.77%) SQL
3 82 (32.93%) Windows
4 78 (31.33%) Oracle
5 73 (29.32%) Agile Software Development
6 62 (24.90%) Python
7 55 (22.09%) Java
8 43 (17.27%) Git (software)
9 39 (15.66%) Microsoft
10 37 (14.86%) Test Automation
11 35 (14.06%) JavaScript
11 35 (14.06%) Perl
11 35 (14.06%) ITIL
12 34 (13.65%) XML
12 34 (13.65%) Shell Script
12 34 (13.65%) Scrum
12 34 (13.65%) Jenkins
13 33 (13.25%) Docker
14 32 (12.85%) JIRA
15 30 (12.05%) Azure
15 30 (12.05%) Finance
16 29 (11.65%) Configuration Management
16 29 (11.65%) DevOps
16 29 (11.65%) Cucumber
16 29 (11.65%) Problem-Solving
17 27 (10.84%) HTML
17 27 (10.84%) Continuous Integration
18 26 (10.44%) GitHub
18 26 (10.44%) Analytical Skills
19 24 (9.64%) Analytics

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 19 (7.63%) Apache
2 16 (6.43%) WebLogic
3 15 (6.02%) Confluence
4 12 (4.82%) JBoss
4 12 (4.82%) SAS
5 11 (4.42%) Tomcat
6 9 (3.61%) IIS
7 7 (2.81%) nginx
8 4 (1.61%) Apache Spark
8 4 (1.61%) MS Exchange
9 3 (1.20%) iPlanet
9 3 (1.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (1.20%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.80%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.80%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.80%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.80%) SharePoint
Applications
1 19 (7.63%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.20%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.40%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.61%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 3 (1.20%) CSG Singleview
2 3 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.20%) Dynamics GP
3 2 (0.80%) assyst
3 2 (0.80%) CA PPM
3 2 (0.80%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.80%) SnowdropKCS
4 1 (0.40%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.40%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.40%) Sonata
4 1 (0.40%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 30 (12.05%) Azure
2 26 (10.44%) GitHub
3 22 (8.84%) AWS
4 8 (3.21%) GCP
5 7 (2.81%) Google Analytics
5 7 (2.81%) Office 365
6 5 (2.01%) Oracle Service Cloud
6 5 (2.01%) PaaS
7 4 (1.61%) Azure Data Factory
8 3 (1.20%) BlazeMeter
8 3 (1.20%) Coveralls
8 3 (1.20%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (1.20%) SaaS
8 3 (1.20%) TestFlight
9 2 (0.80%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.80%) IaaS
10 1 (0.40%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.40%) Serverless
10 1 (0.40%) Tricentis Tosca
10 1 (0.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 19 (7.63%) HTTP
2 18 (7.23%) DNS
3 16 (6.43%) TCP/IP
4 14 (5.62%) Firewall
5 8 (3.21%) SSL
6 6 (2.41%) BGP
6 6 (2.41%) OSPF
6 6 (2.41%) Wireshark
7 5 (2.01%) 3G
7 5 (2.01%) 4G
7 5 (2.01%) Cisco IOS
7 5 (2.01%) DHCP
7 5 (2.01%) DWDM
7 5 (2.01%) SDH
7 5 (2.01%) SNMP
8 4 (1.61%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (1.61%) HSRP
8 4 (1.61%) Junos
8 4 (1.61%) Radio Access Network
8 4 (1.61%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (7.23%) Oracle Database
2 16 (6.43%) NoSQL
2 16 (6.43%) Relational Database
3 14 (5.62%) MySQL
4 12 (4.82%) MongoDB
4 12 (4.82%) Oracle Database 12c
4 12 (4.82%) SQL Server
5 10 (4.02%) Hadoop
5 10 (4.02%) Oracle Database 11g
6 9 (3.61%) Big Data
6 9 (3.61%) RDBMS
7 8 (3.21%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (2.01%) Base SAS
8 5 (2.01%) HBase
8 5 (2.01%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 4 (1.61%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 4 (1.61%) Data Lake
9 4 (1.61%) DB2
9 4 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (1.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 43 (17.27%) Git (software)
2 34 (13.65%) Jenkins
3 32 (12.85%) JIRA
4 29 (11.65%) Cucumber
5 24 (9.64%) Selenium
6 18 (7.23%) Eclipse
7 17 (6.83%) IntelliJ
8 15 (6.02%) Gatling
8 15 (6.02%) JUnit
9 13 (5.22%) TeamCity
10 9 (3.61%) Ant
11 8 (3.21%) ProC
11 8 (3.21%) PVCS
12 7 (2.81%) Gradle
12 7 (2.81%) Grunt
12 7 (2.81%) gulp
12 7 (2.81%) Karma Test Runner
12 7 (2.81%) Maven
12 7 (2.81%) Sublime Text
13 6 (2.41%) SonarQube
General
1 30 (12.05%) Finance
2 14 (5.62%) Banking
3 13 (5.22%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.61%) Billing
4 4 (1.61%) Legal
5 3 (1.20%) Electronics
5 3 (1.20%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.80%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.80%) Marketing
6 2 (0.80%) Public Sector
6 2 (0.80%) Retail
7 1 (0.40%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.40%) Military
7 1 (0.40%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 64 (25.70%) Developer
2 42 (16.87%) Analyst
3 21 (8.43%) Administrator
4 12 (4.82%) Java Developer
5 11 (4.42%) Test Engineer
6 10 (4.02%) Architect
6 10 (4.02%) C Developer
6 10 (4.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 10 (4.02%) Oracle Developer
6 10 (4.02%) Service Manager
7 9 (3.61%) Test Analyst
8 8 (3.21%) Consultant
8 8 (3.21%) Delivery Manager
8 8 (3.21%) Lead Developer
8 8 (3.21%) Security Analyst
8 8 (3.21%) Service Delivery Manager
8 8 (3.21%) Support Engineer
9 7 (2.81%) Linux Administrator
9 7 (2.81%) Unix Administrator
9 7 (2.81%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (13.65%) XML
2 27 (10.84%) HTML
3 23 (9.24%) Spring
4 22 (8.84%) J2EE
4 22 (8.84%) JSON
5 20 (8.03%) Middleware
6 19 (7.63%) CSS
7 16 (6.43%) Gherkin
8 15 (6.02%) AngularJS
8 15 (6.02%) REST
9 14 (5.62%) Node.js
9 14 (5.62%) SOAP
10 13 (5.22%) RESTful
11 12 (4.82%) HTML5
11 12 (4.82%) jQuery
12 11 (4.42%) Kafka
12 11 (4.42%) Web Services
13 10 (4.02%) EJB
13 10 (4.02%) Servlets
14 9 (3.61%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 26 (10.44%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (8.43%) Linux Command Line
3 12 (4.82%) Data Centre
4 10 (4.02%) Mainframe
5 8 (3.21%) Clustering
6 7 (2.81%) Management Information System
7 6 (2.41%) Greenfield Project
8 5 (2.01%) IBM Mainframe
8 5 (2.01%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (1.61%) Embedded Systems
9 4 (1.61%) IPTV
9 4 (1.61%) Replication
9 4 (1.61%) STB
10 2 (0.80%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.80%) BYOD
10 2 (0.80%) Data Protection Act
10 2 (0.80%) Derivative
10 2 (0.80%) Smart Meter
10 2 (0.80%) Smartphone
11 1 (0.40%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 153 (61.45%) Linux
2 82 (32.93%) Windows
3 22 (8.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 13 (5.22%) AIX
5 10 (4.02%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (3.21%) Apple iOS
6 8 (3.21%) Ubuntu
6 8 (3.21%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (2.41%) Windows 7
7 6 (2.41%) Windows Server
8 5 (2.01%) Windows 10
9 3 (1.20%) Solaris
9 3 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.80%) VMS
11 1 (0.40%) Android
11 1 (0.40%) Debian
11 1 (0.40%) HPUX
11 1 (0.40%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.40%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.40%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (29.32%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (14.86%) Test Automation
3 35 (14.06%) ITIL
4 34 (13.65%) Scrum
5 29 (11.65%) Configuration Management
5 29 (11.65%) DevOps
5 29 (11.65%) Problem-Solving
6 27 (10.84%) Continuous Integration
7 24 (9.64%) Analytics
8 21 (8.43%) OO
8 21 (8.43%) Open Source
9 19 (7.63%) Microservices
9 19 (7.63%) TDD
10 17 (6.83%) Service Management
10 17 (6.83%) Stakeholder Management
11 16 (6.43%) Customer Requirements
11 16 (6.43%) Test Scripting
12 15 (6.02%) Change Management
12 15 (6.02%) SDLC
13 14 (5.62%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 104 (41.77%) SQL
2 62 (24.90%) Python
3 55 (22.09%) Java
4 35 (14.06%) JavaScript
4 35 (14.06%) Perl
5 34 (13.65%) Shell Script
6 23 (9.24%) C
7 16 (6.43%) PL/SQL
7 16 (6.43%) PowerShell
8 15 (6.02%) PHP
8 15 (6.02%) Ruby
9 13 (5.22%) C#
10 12 (4.82%) Scala
11 11 (4.42%) Bash Shell
12 8 (3.21%) Apple Swift
12 8 (3.21%) Java 8
12 8 (3.21%) Objective-C
13 7 (2.81%) Groovy
13 7 (2.81%) Haskell
14 5 (2.01%) C++
Qualifications
1 21 (8.43%) Degree
2 20 (8.03%) Security Cleared
3 17 (6.83%) SC Cleared
4 14 (5.62%) ISTQB
5 11 (4.42%) ISEB
5 11 (4.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (2.81%) DV Cleared
7 6 (2.41%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (2.01%) CCNP
8 5 (2.01%) Computer Science Degree
8 5 (2.01%) Master's Degree
9 4 (1.61%) CCIP
10 3 (1.20%) CTC Cleared
10 3 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.80%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.80%) CISSP
11 2 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.80%) MCSE
11 2 (0.80%) RHCE
12 1 (0.40%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.62%) QA
2 11 (4.42%) SLA
3 7 (2.81%) Data Quality
4 4 (1.61%) GDPR
4 4 (1.61%) PCI DSS
5 3 (1.20%) ECSS
5 3 (1.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.80%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.40%) BS7799
System Software
1 33 (13.25%) Docker
2 23 (9.24%) Active Directory
3 11 (4.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (3.21%) vSphere
5 5 (2.01%) HDFS
5 5 (2.01%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.61%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (1.61%) XenApp
7 3 (1.20%) OCFS2
7 3 (1.20%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (0.80%) Apache Flume
8 2 (0.80%) Firmware
9 1 (0.40%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.40%) Corosync
9 1 (0.40%) NFS
9 1 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.40%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 15 (6.02%) Ansible
2 13 (5.22%) Puppet
3 12 (4.82%) Tivoli
4 10 (4.02%) Terraform
5 9 (3.61%) Kubernetes
6 8 (3.21%) IBM BigFix
6 8 (3.21%) McAfee ePO
6 8 (3.21%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 7 (2.81%) Grafana
7 7 (2.81%) Kibana
7 7 (2.81%) SCCM
8 6 (2.41%) NetIQ Identity Manager
8 6 (2.41%) Single Sign-On
9 5 (2.01%) Control-M
9 5 (2.01%) NetBackup
9 5 (2.01%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (2.01%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 4 (1.61%) Data Guard
11 3 (1.20%) Backup Exec
11 3 (1.20%) Nagios
Vendors
1 78 (31.33%) Oracle
2 39 (15.66%) Microsoft
3 21 (8.43%) Red Hat
4 17 (6.83%) VMware
5 16 (6.43%) Google
6 14 (5.62%) IBM
7 13 (5.22%) Citrix
7 13 (5.22%) Huawei
7 13 (5.22%) McAfee
7 13 (5.22%) SAP
8 12 (4.82%) Cisco
8 12 (4.82%) Informatica
9 9 (3.61%) webMethods
10 8 (3.21%) HP
10 8 (3.21%) SolarWinds
11 7 (2.81%) Adobe
11 7 (2.81%) Symantec
12 6 (2.41%) Mercator
12 6 (2.41%) NetIQ
12 6 (2.41%) Sun