Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 88 58 40
Rank change year-on-year -30 -18 -2
Contract jobs citing Unix 356 629 777
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.60% 3.86% 4.78%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.68% 18.41% 20.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 351 405
South East median daily rate £464 £440 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.40% +0.57% +9.38%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £308
90th Percentile £613 £575 £550
England median daily rate £475 £500 £475
% change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 17 11
South East median hourly rate £26.25 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.24% - +3.66%
10th Percentile £14.00 £11.70 £16.64
90th Percentile £48.34 £50.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £38.49 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +9.96% +16.67% -7.91%

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 3,048 3,417 3,722
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 22.26% 20.95% 22.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,765 1,823 2,089
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £147 £163 £163
90th Percentile £575 £570 £538
England median daily rate £425 £435 £425
% change year-on-year -2.30% +2.35% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 233 305 286
South East median hourly rate £18.16 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.77% - +2.94%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.17 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.00 £49.75
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 20 October 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
Thames Valley 0 154 £425 +6.25% 44
Hampshire -34 87 £421 +5.31% 25
Berkshire -20 79 £425 +6.25% 33
Buckinghamshire +12 71 £438 +9.38% 4
West Sussex -16 51 £480 -2.59% 15
Surrey -30 40 £500 - 26
Kent +7 13 £500 -9.09% 4
East Sussex -16 6 £475 +2.43% 3
Oxfordshire +17 4 £450 +12.50% 7
Sussex -4 1 - -
Unix
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 206 (57.87%) Linux
2 158 (44.38%) SQL
3 129 (36.24%) Oracle
4 125 (35.11%) Windows
5 104 (29.21%) Agile Software Development
6 96 (26.97%) Java
7 81 (22.75%) Python
8 74 (20.79%) Shell Script
9 55 (15.45%) Security Cleared
10 53 (14.89%) Finance
11 51 (14.33%) JavaScript
11 51 (14.33%) PL/SQL
12 49 (13.76%) DevOps
13 45 (12.64%) Oracle Database
13 45 (12.64%) Azure
13 45 (12.64%) Problem-Solving
13 45 (12.64%) Microsoft
13 45 (12.64%) JIRA
14 44 (12.36%) SC Cleared
15 43 (12.08%) Git (software)
15 43 (12.08%) Configuration Management
16 41 (11.52%) Docker
17 40 (11.24%) Jenkins
17 40 (11.24%) Analytical Skills
17 40 (11.24%) Continuous Integration
18 39 (10.96%) Test Automation
19 38 (10.67%) Active Directory
19 38 (10.67%) Red Hat
19 38 (10.67%) HTML
19 38 (10.67%) XML

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 30 (8.43%) Apache
2 23 (6.46%) Confluence
3 21 (5.90%) WebLogic
4 20 (5.62%) Tomcat
5 15 (4.21%) JBoss
6 12 (3.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 11 (3.09%) IIS
8 10 (2.81%) Apache Spark
8 10 (2.81%) iPlanet
9 7 (1.97%) Elasticsearch
9 7 (1.97%) nginx
9 7 (1.97%) WebSphere
10 6 (1.69%) SAS
11 4 (1.12%) Apache Pig
11 4 (1.12%) MS Exchange
12 3 (0.84%) Cloud Foundry
12 3 (0.84%) SharePoint Server
13 2 (0.56%) GemFire
13 2 (0.56%) OpenStack
14 1 (0.28%) Appian
Applications
1 16 (4.49%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.28%) FileZilla
4 1 (0.28%) Notepad++
4 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (3.93%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 11 (3.09%) CSG Singleview
3 10 (2.81%) BusinessWorks
3 10 (2.81%) Sonata
4 8 (2.25%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.84%) Dynamics GP
5 3 (0.84%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.84%) SAP S/4HANA
6 2 (0.56%) assyst
6 2 (0.56%) CA PPM
6 2 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.28%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 45 (12.64%) Azure
2 34 (9.55%) GitHub
3 32 (8.99%) AWS
4 23 (6.46%) PaaS
5 16 (4.49%) SaaS
6 10 (2.81%) IBM Blueworks
7 8 (2.25%) Apigee
7 8 (2.25%) GCP
8 6 (1.69%) Google Analytics
8 6 (1.69%) IaaS
8 6 (1.69%) Office 365
9 4 (1.12%) Amazon ECS
9 4 (1.12%) Amazon Glacier
9 4 (1.12%) Azure Data Factory
9 4 (1.12%) Power Platform
10 3 (0.84%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.84%) BlazeMeter
10 3 (0.84%) Coveralls
10 3 (0.84%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (0.84%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 22 (6.18%) DNS
2 20 (5.62%) HTTP
3 18 (5.06%) TCP/IP
4 17 (4.78%) Firewall
5 12 (3.37%) LAN
6 11 (3.09%) WAN
7 9 (2.53%) DHCP
7 9 (2.53%) SSL
8 7 (1.97%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 7 (1.97%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 6 (1.69%) SAN
9 6 (1.69%) VPN
10 5 (1.40%) DVB
11 4 (1.12%) Diameter Protocol
11 4 (1.12%) HTTPS
11 4 (1.12%) Network Security
11 4 (1.12%) SDH
12 3 (0.84%) Cisco IOS
12 3 (0.84%) NAS
12 3 (0.84%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (12.64%) Oracle Database
2 30 (8.43%) Relational Database
3 27 (7.58%) SQL Server
4 24 (6.74%) RDBMS
5 21 (5.90%) NoSQL
6 20 (5.62%) Big Data
6 20 (5.62%) MySQL
7 18 (5.06%) Oracle Database 12c
8 17 (4.78%) Hadoop
9 16 (4.49%) DB2
9 16 (4.49%) Oracle Database 11g
10 12 (3.37%) Oracle Database 10g
11 11 (3.09%) Data Warehouse
11 11 (3.09%) MongoDB
12 10 (2.81%) Oracle Exadata
13 9 (2.53%) Apache Hive
14 8 (2.25%) HBase
14 8 (2.25%) Oracle BI EE
15 6 (1.69%) Oracle BI Publisher
15 6 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 45 (12.64%) JIRA
2 43 (12.08%) Git (software)
3 40 (11.24%) Jenkins
4 34 (9.55%) Eclipse
5 27 (7.58%) Selenium
6 26 (7.30%) Cucumber
7 24 (6.74%) Ant
8 19 (5.34%) IntelliJ
9 18 (5.06%) JUnit
10 13 (3.65%) ClearCase
10 13 (3.65%) Subversion
10 13 (3.65%) TeamCity
11 11 (3.09%) CppUnit
11 11 (3.09%) Gatling
11 11 (3.09%) GoogleTest
11 11 (3.09%) NUnit
12 9 (2.53%) JMeter
12 9 (2.53%) Maven
12 9 (2.53%) Visual Studio Team System
13 7 (1.97%) Gradle
General
1 53 (14.89%) Finance
2 32 (8.99%) Telecoms
3 29 (8.15%) Banking
4 10 (2.81%) Billing
5 3 (0.84%) Financial Institution
5 3 (0.84%) Legal
5 3 (0.84%) Manufacturing
5 3 (0.84%) Marketing
6 2 (0.56%) French Language
6 2 (0.56%) German Language
6 2 (0.56%) Retail
7 1 (0.28%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.28%) Automotive
7 1 (0.28%) Back Office
7 1 (0.28%) Games
7 1 (0.28%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.28%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 70 (19.66%) Developer
2 35 (9.83%) Analyst
3 29 (8.15%) Consultant
4 27 (7.58%) Administrator
5 21 (5.90%) Architect
6 18 (5.06%) DBA
7 15 (4.21%) Software Engineer
8 14 (3.93%) Delivery Manager
8 14 (3.93%) Java Developer
8 14 (3.93%) Oracle DBA
8 14 (3.93%) Service Manager
9 13 (3.65%) Service Delivery Manager
10 11 (3.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 11 (3.09%) SAP Manager
10 11 (3.09%) Unix Engineer
11 10 (2.81%) SAP Delivery Manager
12 9 (2.53%) SAP Service Delivery Manager
12 9 (2.53%) Systems Administrator
12 9 (2.53%) Test Analyst
13 8 (2.25%) C Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (10.67%) HTML
1 38 (10.67%) XML
2 32 (8.99%) Middleware
3 31 (8.71%) JSON
4 26 (7.30%) AngularJS
4 26 (7.30%) Spring
5 25 (7.02%) CSS
6 24 (6.74%) Node.js
7 23 (6.46%) J2EE
7 23 (6.46%) SOAP
8 21 (5.90%) Servlets
9 15 (4.21%) JSP
9 15 (4.21%) REST
9 15 (4.21%) Web Services
10 14 (3.93%) Kafka
10 14 (3.93%) LDAP
10 14 (3.93%) RESTful
11 13 (3.65%) Gherkin
12 11 (3.09%) jQuery
13 10 (2.81%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 40 (11.24%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (9.27%) Linux Command Line
3 24 (6.74%) Data Centre
4 19 (5.34%) Clustering
5 15 (4.21%) Mainframe
6 14 (3.93%) Management Information System
7 12 (3.37%) Derivative
7 12 (3.37%) Greenfield Project
8 7 (1.97%) IBM Mainframe
9 5 (1.40%) Embedded Systems
9 5 (1.40%) IPTV
9 5 (1.40%) PKI
9 5 (1.40%) Replication
9 5 (1.40%) STB
10 4 (1.12%) Cloud Native
11 3 (0.84%) DataPower
11 3 (0.84%) HP Storage
11 3 (0.84%) Hybrid Cloud
11 3 (0.84%) Public Cloud
11 3 (0.84%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 206 (57.87%) Linux
2 125 (35.11%) Windows
3 31 (8.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 14 (3.93%) AIX
5 9 (2.53%) Apple iOS
5 9 (2.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (2.25%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (1.97%) Solaris
7 7 (1.97%) Ubuntu
8 6 (1.69%) Windows 7
8 6 (1.69%) Windows Server
9 5 (1.40%) Windows 10
9 5 (1.40%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.84%) Check Point GAiA
10 3 (0.84%) Windows 2000
10 3 (0.84%) Windows NT
11 2 (0.56%) CentOS
11 2 (0.56%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (0.56%) VMS
12 1 (0.28%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (29.21%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (13.76%) DevOps
3 45 (12.64%) Problem-Solving
4 43 (12.08%) Configuration Management
5 40 (11.24%) Continuous Integration
6 39 (10.96%) Test Automation
7 36 (10.11%) ITIL
7 36 (10.11%) Migration
7 36 (10.11%) Scrum
8 31 (8.71%) Software Engineering
9 30 (8.43%) OO
10 26 (7.30%) Project Management
10 26 (7.30%) UML
11 23 (6.46%) Load Balancing
11 23 (6.46%) System Integration Testing
12 22 (6.18%) Microservices
12 22 (6.18%) Unit Testing
13 21 (5.90%) Service Management
14 20 (5.62%) Stakeholder Management
14 20 (5.62%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 158 (44.38%) SQL
2 96 (26.97%) Java
3 81 (22.75%) Python
4 74 (20.79%) Shell Script
5 51 (14.33%) JavaScript
5 51 (14.33%) PL/SQL
6 35 (9.83%) C
7 34 (9.55%) Perl
8 24 (6.74%) C++
8 24 (6.74%) PowerShell
9 20 (5.62%) PHP
10 16 (4.49%) Ruby
11 15 (4.21%) C#
12 14 (3.93%) Java 8
13 13 (3.65%) Bash Shell
14 12 (3.37%) Scala
15 10 (2.81%) Korn
15 10 (2.81%) XPath
15 10 (2.81%) XQuery
16 9 (2.53%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 55 (15.45%) Security Cleared
2 44 (12.36%) SC Cleared
3 16 (4.49%) Degree
4 12 (3.37%) ISTQB
5 11 (3.09%) DV Cleared
5 11 (3.09%) ISEB
6 10 (2.81%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (2.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 9 (2.53%) CCNA
7 9 (2.53%) CCNP
7 9 (2.53%) CISSP
8 7 (1.97%) CISM
9 6 (1.69%) Computer Science Degree
9 6 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (1.40%) CCIE
10 5 (1.40%) MCSE
11 4 (1.12%) Oracle Certification
12 3 (0.84%) MCP
12 3 (0.84%) OCP
12 3 (0.84%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.62%) QA
2 13 (3.65%) SLA
3 5 (1.40%) GDPR
3 5 (1.40%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.28%) BS7799
4 1 (0.28%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.28%) GAMP
4 1 (0.28%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (0.28%) ITGC
4 1 (0.28%) NIST
4 1 (0.28%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 41 (11.52%) Docker
2 38 (10.67%) Active Directory
3 23 (6.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (4.21%) Oracle RAC
5 11 (3.09%) vSphere
6 10 (2.81%) HDFS
7 6 (1.69%) Hyper-V
7 6 (1.69%) RACF
7 6 (1.69%) XenApp
8 5 (1.40%) Apache Flume
9 4 (1.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 4 (1.12%) OCFS2
10 3 (0.84%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (0.56%) vCloud
11 2 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.56%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.28%) Firmware
12 1 (0.28%) NFS
12 1 (0.28%) Postfix
12 1 (0.28%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 24 (6.74%) Kubernetes
2 20 (5.62%) Ansible
3 15 (4.21%) Puppet
4 12 (3.37%) Terraform
5 10 (2.81%) Control-M
5 10 (2.81%) Data Guard
6 9 (2.53%) NetBackup
6 9 (2.53%) Oracle RMAN
6 9 (2.53%) SCCM
7 8 (2.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 8 (2.25%) Single Sign-On
8 7 (1.97%) NetIQ Identity Manager
9 6 (1.69%) Grafana
9 6 (1.69%) Kibana
10 5 (1.40%) Opscode Chef
11 4 (1.12%) Oozie
12 3 (0.84%) logstash
12 3 (0.84%) Nagios
12 3 (0.84%) Tivoli
13 2 (0.56%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 129 (36.24%) Oracle
2 45 (12.64%) Microsoft
3 38 (10.67%) Red Hat
4 34 (9.55%) IBM
5 29 (8.15%) VMware
6 23 (6.46%) Informatica
7 18 (5.06%) Cisco
8 17 (4.78%) Citrix
8 17 (4.78%) SAP
9 14 (3.93%) Google
9 14 (3.93%) Sparx
10 13 (3.65%) HP
10 13 (3.65%) Sun
11 12 (3.37%) TIBCO
12 11 (3.09%) Huawei
12 11 (3.09%) webMethods
13 10 (2.81%) Atlassian
14 9 (2.53%) Remedy
15 8 (2.25%) CA
15 8 (2.25%) Dell