Period
to 18 August 2018

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 18 August 2018 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
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 47 38 33
Rank change year-on-year -9 -5 -3
Contract jobs citing Unix 748 809 1,007
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.45% 5.03% 5.52%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.40% 22.71% 22.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 401 444 571
South East median daily rate £450 £432 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.29% +2.74% +5.00%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £285
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
England median daily rate £500 £475 £430
% change year-on-year +5.26% +10.59% +1.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 14
South East median hourly rate £40.50 £21.00 £46.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +92.86% -54.84% +24.00%
10th Percentile £10.50 £14.69 £25.53
90th Percentile £49.98 £50.00 £58.75
England median hourly rate £29.50 £32.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -7.81% -8.57% -

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 3,666 3,562 4,471
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 21.81% 22.14% 24.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,982 1,958 2,706
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £168 £187 £213
90th Percentile £550 £538 £525
England median daily rate £438 £425 £402
% change year-on-year +2.94% +5.72% +7.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 322 271 282
South East median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.76% -8.11% +8.82%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.50 £10.75
90th Percentile £51.00 £47.50 £47.83
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.39 £16.50
% change year-on-year +0.63% +5.39% -

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 18 August 2018.

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 18 August 2018.

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 18 August 2018. 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 -3 262 £413 - 47
Hampshire -4 200 £425 - 28
Surrey -32 158 £500 +14.29% 32
Berkshire +3 139 £425 +13.33% 29
Buckinghamshire +2 101 £400 -2.44% 8
West Sussex +18 86 £438 -10.39% 4
Oxfordshire -8 22 £400 -20.00% 10
East Sussex +15 21 £454 -24.38% 3
Middlesex +10 13 £369 -7.88%
Kent +6 11 £525 +16.67% 2
M4 Corridor - 1 £450 -
Unix
England

For the 6 months to 18 August 2018, 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.

1 501 (66.98%) Linux
2 320 (42.78%) Oracle
3 248 (33.16%) SQL
4 239 (31.95%) Windows
5 232 (31.02%) Java
6 191 (25.53%) Agile Software Development
7 166 (22.19%) Finance
8 132 (17.65%) Jenkins
9 120 (16.04%) Python
10 119 (15.91%) VMware
11 114 (15.24%) DevOps
12 113 (15.11%) Middleware
13 110 (14.71%) Spring
14 109 (14.57%) Apache
15 108 (14.44%) Microsoft
16 107 (14.30%) Red Hat
17 102 (13.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 98 (13.10%) JSON
19 97 (12.97%) Degree
20 93 (12.43%) Git (software)
20 93 (12.43%) RESTful
20 93 (12.43%) Ansible
21 92 (12.30%) Amazon AWS
21 92 (12.30%) TDD
21 92 (12.30%) Shell Script
21 92 (12.30%) Solaris
22 90 (12.03%) Security Cleared
22 90 (12.03%) Oracle Database
23 89 (11.90%) XML
24 82 (10.96%) VMware Infrastructure

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
1 109 (14.57%) Apache
2 58 (7.75%) Apache Spark
2 58 (7.75%) JBoss
3 48 (6.42%) WebLogic
4 42 (5.61%) IIS
5 32 (4.28%) GemFire
5 32 (4.28%) WebSphere
6 31 (4.14%) Tomcat
7 28 (3.74%) SharePoint
8 27 (3.61%) Cloud Foundry
9 26 (3.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 22 (2.94%) Confluence
11 19 (2.54%) Elasticsearch
12 18 (2.41%) MS Exchange
12 18 (2.41%) nginx
13 13 (1.74%) Oracle Service Bus
14 11 (1.47%) BizTalk Server
15 8 (1.07%) OpenStack
15 8 (1.07%) Oracle Workflow
15 8 (1.07%) WildFly
Applications
1 28 (3.74%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (2.94%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (2.01%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.07%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (0.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.80%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.40%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 15 (2.01%) Remedy ITSM
2 14 (1.87%) Oracle BPM
3 13 (1.74%) Sonata
4 9 (1.20%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (0.80%) Remedy AR System
5 6 (0.80%) Temenos T24
6 4 (0.53%) Infor M3
7 3 (0.40%) BusinessWorks
7 3 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
7 3 (0.40%) TIBCO iProcess
8 2 (0.27%) SAP Hybris
9 1 (0.13%) Oracle CRM
9 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
9 1 (0.13%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 92 (12.30%) Amazon AWS
2 47 (6.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 40 (5.35%) PaaS
4 32 (4.28%) GitHub
5 28 (3.74%) Amazon EC2
5 28 (3.74%) IaaS
6 23 (3.07%) AWS CloudFormation
7 21 (2.81%) AWS Lambda
7 21 (2.81%) Serverless
8 15 (2.01%) Amazon Glacier
8 15 (2.01%) SaaS
9 13 (1.74%) AWS CodePipeline
10 8 (1.07%) Google Analytics
11 6 (0.80%) Office 365
12 4 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
13 3 (0.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 3 (0.40%) OpenShift
14 2 (0.27%) Amazon S3
14 2 (0.27%) Force.com
14 2 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 80 (10.70%) SAN
2 66 (8.82%) Firewall
3 47 (6.28%) TCP/IP
4 41 (5.48%) DNS
5 35 (4.68%) HTTP
6 23 (3.07%) SNMP
6 23 (3.07%) SSL
7 21 (2.81%) LAN
7 21 (2.81%) WAN
8 19 (2.54%) Internet
8 19 (2.54%) NAS
9 16 (2.14%) VPN
10 15 (2.01%) Network Security
11 14 (1.87%) SSH
12 13 (1.74%) Fibre Channel
13 12 (1.60%) FTP
14 9 (1.20%) DHCP
14 9 (1.20%) Intrusion Detection
15 6 (0.80%) SMTP
15 6 (0.80%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (12.03%) Oracle Database
2 77 (10.29%) Relational Database
3 76 (10.16%) Hadoop
4 63 (8.42%) Big Data
5 53 (7.09%) MySQL
6 49 (6.55%) SQL Server
7 46 (6.15%) RDBMS
8 44 (5.88%) HBase
9 42 (5.61%) DB2
10 28 (3.74%) MongoDB
11 26 (3.48%) PostgreSQL
12 20 (2.67%) Oracle Database 11g
13 18 (2.41%) Apache Hive
14 17 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
14 17 (2.27%) Oracle Reports
15 16 (2.14%) NoSQL
16 12 (1.60%) DB2 UDB
17 11 (1.47%) SQLPlus
18 9 (1.20%) Apache Cassandra
18 9 (1.20%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 132 (17.65%) Jenkins
2 93 (12.43%) Git (software)
3 56 (7.49%) Cucumber
4 50 (6.68%) Eclipse
5 46 (6.15%) JIRA
6 44 (5.88%) JUnit
7 42 (5.61%) Subversion
8 34 (4.55%) IntelliJ
8 34 (4.55%) SoapUI
9 33 (4.41%) Selenium
10 24 (3.21%) Maven
11 21 (2.81%) Gradle
12 18 (2.41%) GitLab
13 15 (2.01%) Artifactory
14 13 (1.74%) Ant
14 13 (1.74%) ProC
15 12 (1.60%) Gatling
15 12 (1.60%) XMLSpy
16 11 (1.47%) Mockito
17 9 (1.20%) Toad
General
1 166 (22.19%) Finance
2 40 (5.35%) Telecoms
3 35 (4.68%) Banking
4 14 (1.87%) Spanish Language
5 12 (1.60%) Retail
6 11 (1.47%) Financial Institution
6 11 (1.47%) Marketing
7 10 (1.34%) Manufacturing
8 8 (1.07%) French Language
8 8 (1.07%) German Language
8 8 (1.07%) Legal
9 5 (0.67%) Military
10 4 (0.53%) Publishing
11 3 (0.40%) Dutch Language
11 3 (0.40%) Electronics
11 3 (0.40%) Italian Language
12 2 (0.27%) Back Office
12 2 (0.27%) Billing
12 2 (0.27%) Games
12 2 (0.27%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 182 (24.33%) Developer
2 97 (12.97%) Analyst
3 94 (12.57%) Java Developer
4 68 (9.09%) Administrator
5 55 (7.35%) Architect
5 55 (7.35%) DevOps Engineer
6 41 (5.48%) AWS Engineer
7 39 (5.21%) Project Manager
8 35 (4.68%) Systems Administrator
9 34 (4.55%) AWS DevOps
10 33 (4.41%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 33 (4.41%) Big Data Developer
11 30 (4.01%) DBA
11 30 (4.01%) Unix Administrator
12 28 (3.74%) Test Analyst
13 27 (3.61%) Linux Administrator
14 23 (3.07%) Applications Support
14 23 (3.07%) Infrastructure Architect
14 23 (3.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 23 (3.07%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 113 (15.11%) Middleware
2 110 (14.71%) Spring
3 98 (13.10%) JSON
4 93 (12.43%) RESTful
5 89 (11.90%) XML
6 73 (9.76%) J2EE
7 72 (9.63%) Web Services
8 71 (9.49%) Kafka
9 69 (9.22%) RabbitMQ
9 69 (9.22%) REST
10 60 (8.02%) SOAP
11 53 (7.09%) HTML
12 38 (5.08%) Node.js
13 36 (4.81%) Spring Boot
14 34 (4.55%) LDAP
15 30 (4.01%) CSS
15 30 (4.01%) Hibernate
16 29 (3.88%) EJB
17 27 (3.61%) jQuery
18 26 (3.48%) Spark Streaming
Miscellaneous
1 60 (8.02%) Analytical Skills
2 55 (7.35%) Computer Science
3 51 (6.82%) Linux Command Line
4 31 (4.14%) Data Centre
5 29 (3.88%) Virtual Team
6 25 (3.34%) Management Information System
7 23 (3.07%) Mainframe
8 21 (2.81%) Enterprise Software
9 20 (2.67%) Greenfield Project
9 20 (2.67%) PKI
10 18 (2.41%) Self-Motivation
10 18 (2.41%) Smart Meter
11 17 (2.27%) Cloud Native
12 13 (1.74%) Replication
13 11 (1.47%) Clustering
14 10 (1.34%) Driving Licence
14 10 (1.34%) Enterprise Storage
15 8 (1.07%) Client/Server
15 8 (1.07%) User Experience
16 7 (0.94%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 501 (66.98%) Linux
2 239 (31.95%) Windows
3 102 (13.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 92 (12.30%) Solaris
5 55 (7.35%) AIX
6 45 (6.02%) Windows Server
7 36 (4.81%) Windows Server 2012
8 24 (3.21%) CentOS
8 24 (3.21%) Windows Server 2008
9 14 (1.87%) Ubuntu
10 13 (1.74%) Windows XP
11 12 (1.60%) Windows 10
11 12 (1.60%) Windows 7
12 11 (1.47%) OpenVMS
13 10 (1.34%) HPUX
14 8 (1.07%) Oracle Linux
15 6 (0.80%) Check Point GAiA
15 6 (0.80%) zOS
16 5 (0.67%) FreeBSD
16 5 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 191 (25.53%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (15.24%) DevOps
3 92 (12.30%) TDD
4 77 (10.29%) Problem-Solving
5 76 (10.16%) Test Automation
6 73 (9.76%) BDD
7 70 (9.36%) ITIL
8 67 (8.96%) Configuration Management
9 66 (8.82%) Scrum
10 65 (8.69%) Project Management
11 57 (7.62%) Continuous Integration
12 56 (7.49%) SDLC
13 46 (6.15%) Unit Testing
14 45 (6.02%) Service Delivery
15 43 (5.75%) Change Management
16 42 (5.61%) Disaster Recovery
17 40 (5.35%) Migration
18 36 (4.81%) Microservices
19 35 (4.68%) Data Analysis
19 35 (4.68%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 248 (33.16%) SQL
2 232 (31.02%) Java
3 120 (16.04%) Python
4 92 (12.30%) Shell Script
5 67 (8.96%) Bash Shell
5 67 (8.96%) JavaScript
6 54 (7.22%) PL/SQL
7 49 (6.55%) Perl
8 32 (4.28%) C
9 29 (3.88%) C++
10 25 (3.34%) C#
11 24 (3.21%) Korn
12 18 (2.41%) Java 8
12 18 (2.41%) PowerShell
13 17 (2.27%) Ruby
14 16 (2.14%) Scala
15 15 (2.01%) Groovy
16 10 (1.34%) AWK
17 8 (1.07%) Haskell
18 7 (0.94%) R
Qualifications
1 97 (12.97%) Degree
2 90 (12.03%) Security Cleared
3 68 (9.09%) SC Cleared
4 30 (4.01%) ISTQB
5 21 (2.81%) Computer Science Degree
6 18 (2.41%) DV Cleared
6 18 (2.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 16 (2.14%) ISEB
8 13 (1.74%) RHCE
9 10 (1.34%) CISSP
10 9 (1.20%) MOS
11 8 (1.07%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
12 7 (0.94%) CISM
12 7 (0.94%) Oracle Certification
13 6 (0.80%) CCNP
13 6 (0.80%) CCSE
13 6 (0.80%) CISMP
13 6 (0.80%) Citrix Certification
13 6 (0.80%) OCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (5.08%) QA
2 29 (3.88%) SLA
3 14 (1.87%) Data Quality
4 11 (1.47%) GDPR
4 11 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (1.47%) PMO
5 10 (1.34%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.53%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 4 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 15288
7 3 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 2 (0.27%) COBIT
8 2 (0.27%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.13%) ISO 31000
9 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 82 (10.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 63 (8.42%) Docker
3 60 (8.02%) Active Directory
4 58 (7.75%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 46 (6.15%) HDFS
6 22 (2.94%) Hyper-V
6 22 (2.94%) vSphere
7 21 (2.81%) VMware ESXi
8 20 (2.67%) Oracle RAC
9 19 (2.54%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 14 (1.87%) XenApp
11 13 (1.74%) Microsoft App-V
12 11 (1.47%) Virtual Machines
13 10 (1.34%) Virtual Servers
14 8 (1.07%) NFS
14 8 (1.07%) VMware Workstation
15 7 (0.94%) GlusterFS
16 6 (0.80%) Veritas File System
17 5 (0.67%) Postfix
17 5 (0.67%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 93 (12.43%) Ansible
2 79 (10.56%) Puppet
3 54 (7.22%) Terraform
4 46 (6.15%) Hadoop YARN
5 45 (6.02%) Kubernetes
6 37 (4.95%) Opscode Chef
7 27 (3.61%) NetBackup
8 25 (3.34%) SCOM
9 24 (3.21%) Red Hat Satellite
10 23 (3.07%) Salt
11 20 (2.67%) Data Guard
11 20 (2.67%) Packer
12 14 (1.87%) SCCM
13 13 (1.74%) Nagios
14 11 (1.47%) Veritas Storage Foundation
15 10 (1.34%) Kibana
15 10 (1.34%) Oracle ZFS
15 10 (1.34%) SELinux
16 9 (1.20%) McAfee ePO
16 9 (1.20%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 320 (42.78%) Oracle
2 119 (15.91%) VMware
3 108 (14.44%) Microsoft
4 107 (14.30%) Red Hat
5 68 (9.09%) Citrix
5 68 (9.09%) IBM
6 61 (8.16%) HP
7 34 (4.55%) NetApp
7 34 (4.55%) Veritas
8 29 (3.88%) Sun
9 26 (3.48%) Cisco
10 24 (3.21%) Remedy
11 20 (2.67%) BMC
12 19 (2.54%) webMethods
13 16 (2.14%) Brocade
13 16 (2.14%) EMC
13 16 (2.14%) McAfee
14 15 (2.01%) CheckPoint
15 14 (1.87%) Google
15 14 (1.87%) Symantec