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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 31 28
Rank change year-on-year -7 -3  
Contract jobs citing Unix 366 517 586
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.79% 5.79% 6.20%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.71% 23.38% 24.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 289 276
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 19
Median hourly rate £50.00 £57.50 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.04% +47.43%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £27.50 £38.25
% change year-on-year +43.63% -28.10%  

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 1686 2211 2410
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 22.07% 24.78% 25.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 926 1301 1271
Median daily rate £385 £385 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.06% +5.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £511 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £348
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 153 244
Median hourly rate £16.50 £21.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.25% +30.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.15 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £49.46 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

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 24 June 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 3 months to 24 June 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 3 months to 24 June 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 +4 119 £444 -1.38% 18
Hampshire -15 86 £425 +6.25% 11
Buckinghamshire -5 55 £390 -2.50% 8
West Sussex +22 39 £500 +34.68% 2
Berkshire -17 39 £363 -9.37% 15
Oxfordshire -25 12 £395 -12.22% 5
Kent -8 6 £375 -11.76% 4
Middlesex +3 2 £300 -24.52% 1
East Sussex -1 2 £600 +87.50% 1
Sussex - 1 £450 -
Unix
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 516 (66.15%) Linux
2 329 (42.18%) Oracle
3 262 (33.59%) SQL
4 224 (28.72%) Windows
5 205 (26.28%) Agile Software Development
6 196 (25.13%) Java
7 181 (23.21%) Finance
8 150 (19.23%) JavaScript
9 135 (17.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 134 (17.18%) Python
11 129 (16.54%) Security Cleared
12 127 (16.28%) HTML
12 127 (16.28%) VMware
13 125 (16.03%) Git (software)
14 123 (15.77%) Red Hat
15 121 (15.51%) Oracle Database
16 114 (14.62%) Shell Script
17 111 (14.23%) DevOps
18 106 (13.59%) SC Cleared
19 104 (13.33%) Relational Database
20 100 (12.82%) AIX
21 90 (11.54%) Solaris
22 88 (11.28%) Microsoft
23 80 (10.26%) Degree
24 79 (10.13%) PL/SQL
25 78 (10.00%) Jenkins
26 75 (9.62%) Perl
26 75 (9.62%) XML
27 74 (9.49%) Apache
28 72 (9.23%) Web Services

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 74 (9.49%) Apache
2 67 (8.59%) WebLogic
3 65 (8.33%) JBoss
4 63 (8.08%) Tomcat
5 27 (3.46%) nginx
6 24 (3.08%) WebSphere
7 22 (2.82%) IIS
8 20 (2.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 18 (2.31%) Apache Solr
9 18 (2.31%) Confluence
9 18 (2.31%) Oracle Workflow
9 18 (2.31%) SharePoint
10 16 (2.05%) MS Exchange
11 13 (1.67%) OpenStack
12 12 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2010
13 11 (1.41%) Apache Spark
14 9 (1.15%) WildFly
15 8 (1.03%) Skype for Business
16 7 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2013
16 7 (0.90%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 21 (2.69%) MS Visio
1 21 (2.69%) Photoshop
2 10 (1.28%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.64%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.13%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (1.28%) Remedy ITSM
2 8 (1.03%) Oracle BPM
2 8 (1.03%) Siebel CRM
3 7 (0.90%) Oracle Receivables
3 7 (0.90%) Oracle Utilities
4 6 (0.77%) Oracle Applications
4 6 (0.77%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.77%) Remedy AR System
5 5 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.38%) Staffware
7 2 (0.26%) Bankmaster
7 2 (0.26%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
7 2 (0.26%) Oracle Retail
8 1 (0.13%) Demantra
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle 11i
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle BRM
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 31 (3.97%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (2.82%) GitHub
3 21 (2.69%) Microsoft Azure
4 14 (1.79%) PaaS
5 11 (1.41%) IaaS
6 10 (1.28%) OpenShift
7 7 (0.90%) Amazon S3
7 7 (0.90%) Google Analytics
8 5 (0.64%) AWS CloudFormation
8 5 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.64%) SaaS
8 5 (0.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.26%) Office 365
10 1 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 66 (8.46%) SAN
2 51 (6.54%) Firewall
3 41 (5.26%) NAS
3 41 (5.26%) TCP/IP
4 40 (5.13%) LDAP
5 35 (4.49%) SSH
6 28 (3.59%) DNS
6 28 (3.59%) HTTP
7 22 (2.82%) SSL
8 15 (1.92%) Fibre Channel
8 15 (1.92%) VPN
9 14 (1.79%) Network Security
10 13 (1.67%) FTP
10 13 (1.67%) Internet
11 12 (1.54%) ICMP
12 11 (1.41%) Diameter Protocol
12 11 (1.41%) LAN
12 11 (1.41%) WAN
13 10 (1.28%) 3G
13 10 (1.28%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (15.51%) Oracle Database
2 104 (13.33%) Relational Database
3 61 (7.82%) Hadoop
4 54 (6.92%) SQL Server
5 40 (5.13%) RDBMS
6 35 (4.49%) Oracle Database 11g
7 34 (4.36%) MongoDB
8 31 (3.97%) SQLPlus
9 30 (3.85%) NoSQL
9 30 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
10 28 (3.59%) Oracle Database 12c
11 26 (3.33%) MySQL
12 25 (3.21%) Big Data
13 22 (2.82%) Apache Hive
14 21 (2.69%) Oracle Database 10g
15 18 (2.31%) Impala
16 15 (1.92%) DB2
17 9 (1.15%) Apache Cassandra
17 9 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
18 8 (1.03%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 125 (16.03%) Git (software)
2 78 (10.00%) Jenkins
3 50 (6.41%) Subversion
4 35 (4.49%) ProC
5 33 (4.23%) JIRA
6 31 (3.97%) Maven
7 22 (2.82%) Selenium
8 19 (2.44%) Eclipse
8 19 (2.44%) JUnit
9 17 (2.18%) IntelliJ
10 14 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
11 11 (1.41%) Oracle Forms
12 10 (1.28%) Cucumber
13 9 (1.15%) Sonatype Nexus
14 8 (1.03%) Ant
14 8 (1.03%) Gradle
14 8 (1.03%) SonarQube
15 7 (0.90%) Grunt
15 7 (0.90%) Karma Test Runner
15 7 (0.90%) Sublime Text
General
1 181 (23.21%) Finance
2 41 (5.26%) Telecoms
3 34 (4.36%) Banking
4 20 (2.56%) Legal
5 10 (1.28%) Retail
6 8 (1.03%) Back Office
6 8 (1.03%) Manufacturing
6 8 (1.03%) Marketing
7 7 (0.90%) Financial Institution
7 7 (0.90%) Investment Banking
8 6 (0.77%) Billing
9 5 (0.64%) Electronics
10 4 (0.51%) Military
10 4 (0.51%) Publishing
11 2 (0.26%) Local Government
11 2 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.13%) Front Office
12 1 (0.13%) Games
Job Titles
1 214 (27.44%) Developer
2 106 (13.59%) Administrator
3 88 (11.28%) Analyst
4 70 (8.97%) Java Developer
5 62 (7.95%) Systems Administrator
6 55 (7.05%) Consultant
7 52 (6.67%) Oracle Developer
8 51 (6.54%) Linux Administrator
9 48 (6.15%) Unix Administrator
10 47 (6.03%) JavaScript Developer
11 46 (5.90%) Architect
12 34 (4.36%) Systems Analyst
12 34 (4.36%) Unix Systems Administrator
13 33 (4.23%) SQL Developer
14 32 (4.10%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 32 (4.10%) HTML Developer
15 30 (3.85%) PL/SQL Developer
16 27 (3.46%) DevOps Engineer
16 27 (3.46%) Linux Engineer
17 26 (3.33%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 127 (16.28%) HTML
2 75 (9.62%) XML
3 72 (9.23%) Web Services
4 68 (8.72%) jQuery
5 66 (8.46%) HTML5
5 66 (8.46%) Middleware
6 62 (7.95%) CSS
7 61 (7.82%) Spring
8 59 (7.56%) REST
9 48 (6.15%) SOAP
10 45 (5.77%) JSON
11 44 (5.64%) J2EE
12 40 (5.13%) AngularJS
13 36 (4.62%) Django
14 32 (4.10%) Hibernate
15 30 (3.85%) Ajax
16 28 (3.59%) Node.js
17 27 (3.46%) EJB
18 26 (3.33%) CSS3
19 24 (3.08%) React
Miscellaneous
1 71 (9.10%) Analytical Skills
2 51 (6.54%) Data Centre
3 34 (4.36%) User Experience
4 33 (4.23%) Linux Command Line
5 27 (3.46%) Enterprise Storage
6 25 (3.21%) Smart Meter
7 24 (3.08%) Computer Science
8 22 (2.82%) Client/Server
8 22 (2.82%) Management Information System
9 21 (2.69%) Clustering
10 16 (2.05%) PKI
11 15 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
12 13 (1.67%) Mainframe
13 11 (1.41%) Private Cloud
13 11 (1.41%) Replication
14 7 (0.90%) Derivative
15 6 (0.77%) CMDB
16 5 (0.64%) e-Health
16 5 (0.64%) EMC VNX
16 5 (0.64%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 516 (66.15%) Linux
2 224 (28.72%) Windows
3 135 (17.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 100 (12.82%) AIX
5 90 (11.54%) Solaris
6 52 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 51 (6.54%) Ubuntu
8 46 (5.90%) Windows Server
9 41 (5.26%) Debian
9 41 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
10 34 (4.36%) CentOS
11 20 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
12 10 (1.28%) Mac OS X
13 9 (1.15%) SUSE
14 7 (0.90%) HPUX
15 6 (0.77%) Oracle Linux
15 6 (0.77%) Windows 7
16 5 (0.64%) Windows NT
16 5 (0.64%) zOS
17 4 (0.51%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 205 (26.28%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (14.23%) DevOps
3 72 (9.23%) Configuration Management
4 69 (8.85%) Open Source
5 63 (8.08%) ITIL
5 63 (8.08%) Performance Tuning
6 59 (7.56%) SDLC
7 56 (7.18%) Migration
8 50 (6.41%) Web Development
9 48 (6.15%) Waterfall
10 42 (5.38%) Continuous Integration
10 42 (5.38%) OO
10 42 (5.38%) Workflow
11 41 (5.26%) MVC
11 41 (5.26%) Scrum
12 40 (5.13%) Change Management
13 35 (4.49%) Incident Management
13 35 (4.49%) Requirements Analysis
14 34 (4.36%) Service Delivery
14 34 (4.36%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 262 (33.59%) SQL
2 196 (25.13%) Java
3 150 (19.23%) JavaScript
4 134 (17.18%) Python
5 114 (14.62%) Shell Script
6 79 (10.13%) PL/SQL
7 75 (9.62%) Perl
8 53 (6.79%) C
9 33 (4.23%) Bash Shell
10 28 (3.59%) PHP
11 25 (3.21%) PowerShell
11 25 (3.21%) Scala
12 22 (2.82%) Ruby
13 14 (1.79%) C#
14 13 (1.67%) C++
14 13 (1.67%) Groovy
15 12 (1.54%) Korn
16 11 (1.41%) T-SQL
17 8 (1.03%) Bourne shell
18 7 (0.90%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 129 (16.54%) Security Cleared
2 106 (13.59%) SC Cleared
3 80 (10.26%) Degree
4 28 (3.59%) RHCE
5 24 (3.08%) DV Cleared
6 15 (1.92%) RHCSA
7 13 (1.67%) CEH
7 13 (1.67%) CREST Certified
7 13 (1.67%) MCSE
7 13 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
7 13 (1.67%) OSCP
8 12 (1.54%) CISSP
9 11 (1.41%) ISTQB
9 11 (1.41%) MCP
10 10 (1.28%) ISEB
11 8 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
11 8 (1.03%) Computer Science Degree
11 8 (1.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 7 (0.90%) OCA
12 7 (0.90%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (1.79%) QA
2 9 (1.15%) SLA
3 7 (0.90%) JSP 440
4 6 (0.77%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.77%) PMO
5 4 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.26%) CDISC
6 2 (0.26%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.13%) FATCA
7 1 (0.13%) ISO 20022
7 1 (0.13%) PMBOK
System Software
1 68 (8.72%) Docker
2 58 (7.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 56 (7.18%) Active Directory
4 45 (5.77%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 29 (3.72%) VMware ESXi
6 28 (3.59%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 27 (3.46%) Veritas File System
8 26 (3.33%) HDFS
9 21 (2.69%) vSphere
10 19 (2.44%) Apache Flume
11 16 (2.05%) NFS
11 16 (2.05%) Oracle RAC
12 14 (1.79%) Hyper-V
13 12 (1.54%) VMware Workstation
14 8 (1.03%) Virtual Servers
15 7 (0.90%) GlusterFS
16 5 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
17 4 (0.51%) Veritas Volume Manager
17 4 (0.51%) XenApp
17 4 (0.51%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 62 (7.95%) Puppet
2 45 (5.77%) NetBackup
3 42 (5.38%) Ansible
4 32 (4.10%) Opscode Chef
5 20 (2.56%) Nagios
6 18 (2.31%) Oozie
7 17 (2.18%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 15 (1.92%) SELinux
8 15 (1.92%) Tivoli
9 14 (1.79%) Cobbler
10 12 (1.54%) Hadoop YARN
11 11 (1.41%) Red Hat Satellite
12 10 (1.28%) Norton AntiVirus
12 10 (1.28%) SCCM
13 9 (1.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 8 (1.03%) EMC Navisphere
14 8 (1.03%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 8 (1.03%) Oracle Identity Management
14 8 (1.03%) Red Hat Spacewalk
14 8 (1.03%) SCOM
Vendors
1 329 (42.18%) Oracle
2 127 (16.28%) VMware
3 123 (15.77%) Red Hat
4 88 (11.28%) Microsoft
5 62 (7.95%) HP
6 55 (7.05%) Veritas
7 51 (6.54%) IBM
8 48 (6.15%) Citrix
8 48 (6.15%) Sun
9 36 (4.62%) Symantec
10 29 (3.72%) Remedy
11 28 (3.59%) CA
12 26 (3.33%) Brocade
12 26 (3.33%) Cisco
13 23 (2.95%) Cloudera
14 22 (2.82%) EMC
14 22 (2.82%) NetApp
15 20 (2.56%) webMethods
16 17 (2.18%) Nimsoft
17 16 (2.05%) Google
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Rullion
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Proactive Appointments
Rate: £475 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Epsom, Surrey
Plan-Net
Rate: Unspecified Competitive rate
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Rullion
Posted: 3 days ago
Middlesex
Gibbs
Rate: £0 - £475 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
LEXSTRA
Rate: £475 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £300 - £500 Per Day
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre
Rate: From £25,070 to £57,300 per annum dependent on experience & assessment
Posted: 11 days ago
Basingstoke
Spectrum IT
Posted: 22 days ago