Period
to 18 September 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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 68 83 51
Rank change year-on-year +15 -32 -11
Contract jobs citing Unix 95 394 686
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 2.57% 2.71% 4.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.73% 12.34% 19.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 226 387
Median daily rate £428 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% - +4.29%
10th Percentile £260 £308 £313
90th Percentile £519 £625 £575
England median daily rate £488 £486 £500
% change year-on-year +0.26% -2.75% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 9 17
Median hourly rate £32.50 £14.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +132.14% -63.64% -7.23%
10th Percentile £19.10 £13.70 £10.50
90th Percentile £57.60 £47.34 £50.10
England median hourly rate £36.50 £42.00 £28.75
% change year-on-year -13.10% +46.09% -4.17%

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 746 3,192 3,572
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 20.21% 21.92% 21.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 416 1,866 1,920
Median daily rate £400 £406 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.54% -1.52% +3.13%
10th Percentile £139 £153 £163
90th Percentile £550 £575 £563
England median daily rate £450 £425 £438
% change year-on-year +5.88% -2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 238 322
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.08 £18.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.62% -2.80% +6.29%
10th Percentile £11.08 £11.25 £11.17
90th Percentile £48.75 £53.75 £51.00
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +14.29% - -

Unix
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Unix as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Unix in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Unix in the South East

Unix
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Unix in the South East over the 6 months to 18 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Unix in the South East

Unix
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Unix in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for Unix in the South East

Unix
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Unix in the South East over the 6 months to 18 September 2020.

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 September 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
Hampshire +27 38 £425 +2.41% 2
Thames Valley +3 27 £329 -24.91% 12
West Sussex +19 19 £500 +4.17% 1
Buckinghamshire -2 14 £315 -33.68%
Berkshire +32 13 £413 -2.94% 9
Surrey +46 11 £488 -2.50%
Unix
England

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 45 (47.37%) Linux
2 39 (41.05%) Windows
3 30 (31.58%) VMware
4 29 (30.53%) Security Cleared
5 27 (28.42%) Oracle
6 24 (25.26%) Java
6 24 (25.26%) SC Cleared
7 23 (24.21%) DevOps
8 22 (23.16%) Active Directory
9 21 (22.11%) Agile Software Development
9 21 (22.11%) VMware Infrastructure
9 21 (22.11%) Docker
10 20 (21.05%) PowerShell
10 20 (21.05%) AWS
10 20 (21.05%) SQL
11 19 (20.00%) DNS
11 19 (20.00%) Kubernetes
12 18 (18.95%) Python
12 18 (18.95%) Perl
12 18 (18.95%) ITIL
12 18 (18.95%) Microsoft
13 17 (17.89%) JavaScript
14 15 (15.79%) C
15 14 (14.74%) DHCP
15 14 (14.74%) Middleware
15 14 (14.74%) Finance
16 13 (13.68%) Git (software)
17 12 (12.63%) Shell Script
17 12 (12.63%) JIRA
17 12 (12.63%) Continuous Integration

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 7 (7.37%) Confluence
1 7 (7.37%) Elasticsearch
1 7 (7.37%) IIS
1 7 (7.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 5 (5.26%) Oracle Service Bus
2 5 (5.26%) WebLogic
3 4 (4.21%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (3.16%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.11%) JBoss
5 2 (2.11%) NetWeaver
6 1 (1.05%) CloudStack
6 1 (1.05%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.05%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (3.16%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.05%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.11%) ResourceLink
2 1 (1.05%) assyst
2 1 (1.05%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 20 (21.05%) AWS
2 8 (8.42%) Azure
3 7 (7.37%) Amazon S3
3 7 (7.37%) AWS Lambda
3 7 (7.37%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (7.37%) Serverless
4 6 (6.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 6 (6.32%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (6.32%) Amazon SQS
4 6 (6.32%) AWS CloudTrail
4 6 (6.32%) AWS CodePipeline
4 6 (6.32%) GitHub
4 6 (6.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 5 (5.26%) AWS CodeBuild
6 4 (4.21%) Coveralls
7 3 (3.16%) Amazon Glacier
7 3 (3.16%) AWS CodeDeploy
7 3 (3.16%) Route 53
8 2 (2.11%) OpenShift
9 1 (1.05%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (20.00%) DNS
2 14 (14.74%) DHCP
3 7 (7.37%) DMZ
3 7 (7.37%) Fibre Channel
4 6 (6.32%) Firewall
5 5 (5.26%) iSCSI
6 4 (4.21%) HTTP
6 4 (4.21%) SAN
6 4 (4.21%) TCP/IP
6 4 (4.21%) WAN
7 3 (3.16%) Internet
7 3 (3.16%) Kerberos
8 2 (2.11%) BGP
8 2 (2.11%) LAN
8 2 (2.11%) NetScreen
8 2 (2.11%) OSPF
8 2 (2.11%) SMTP
8 2 (2.11%) SNMP
8 2 (2.11%) SSH
8 2 (2.11%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.47%) Relational Database
1 9 (9.47%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.42%) Oracle Database
3 7 (7.37%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (7.37%) RDBMS
4 6 (6.32%) Amazon RDS
4 6 (6.32%) NoSQL
4 6 (6.32%) Oracle Database 11g
4 6 (6.32%) Oracle Database 12c
5 4 (4.21%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (3.16%) MySQL
7 2 (2.11%) DB2
7 2 (2.11%) DB2 UDB
7 2 (2.11%) MongoDB
8 1 (1.05%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (1.05%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (1.05%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 13 (13.68%) Git (software)
2 12 (12.63%) Jenkins
2 12 (12.63%) JIRA
3 8 (8.42%) Selenium
4 6 (6.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 6 (6.32%) Spinnaker
5 5 (5.26%) Ant
5 5 (5.26%) Cucumber
5 5 (5.26%) JUnit
5 5 (5.26%) Subversion
6 4 (4.21%) Bitbucket Server
6 4 (4.21%) Gatling
6 4 (4.21%) Gradle
6 4 (4.21%) Maven
6 4 (4.21%) SonarQube
6 4 (4.21%) TeamCity
7 3 (3.16%) Eclipse
7 3 (3.16%) Hudson
7 3 (3.16%) Oracle APEX
7 3 (3.16%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (14.74%) Finance
2 5 (5.26%) Aerospace
2 5 (5.26%) Public Sector
2 5 (5.26%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.16%) Legal
4 2 (2.11%) Banking
5 1 (1.05%) Back Office
5 1 (1.05%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.05%) French Language
5 1 (1.05%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.05%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (14.74%) Wintel Engineer
2 13 (13.68%) Analyst
3 12 (12.63%) Administrator
4 10 (10.53%) Support Engineer
5 8 (8.42%) DevOps Engineer
6 7 (7.37%) Unix Administrator
7 6 (6.32%) Integration Specialist
7 6 (6.32%) Test Analyst
8 5 (5.26%) Developer
8 5 (5.26%) Operations Support Engineer
8 5 (5.26%) Oracle Specialist
8 5 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
8 5 (5.26%) Wintel Support
8 5 (5.26%) Wintel Support Engineer
9 4 (4.21%) Architect
9 4 (4.21%) Cloud Engineer
9 4 (4.21%) Network Engineer
9 4 (4.21%) Performance Engineer
9 4 (4.21%) Senior Wintel Engineer
9 4 (4.21%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (14.74%) Middleware
2 10 (10.53%) Web Services
3 8 (8.42%) Node.js
3 8 (8.42%) XML
4 7 (7.37%) LDAP
4 7 (7.37%) RESTful
5 6 (6.32%) SOAP
6 5 (5.26%) Oracle Fusion
7 4 (4.21%) HTML
7 4 (4.21%) REST
7 4 (4.21%) Spring
8 3 (3.16%) JMS
8 3 (3.16%) JSON
8 3 (3.16%) OpenID
8 3 (3.16%) SAML
9 2 (2.11%) .NET
9 2 (2.11%) AngularJS
9 2 (2.11%) React
9 2 (2.11%) SailPoint
9 2 (2.11%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.58%) Management Information System
2 9 (9.47%) Linux Command Line
3 7 (7.37%) Clustering
4 5 (5.26%) Data Centre
5 4 (4.21%) Cloud Native
5 4 (4.21%) Mainframe
6 3 (3.16%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (3.16%) CMDB
6 3 (3.16%) LIMS
7 1 (1.05%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.05%) Industry 4.0
7 1 (1.05%) Over-the-Top Content
7 1 (1.05%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.05%) Replication
7 1 (1.05%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.05%) Smart City
7 1 (1.05%) Tandem
7 1 (1.05%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 45 (47.37%) Linux
2 39 (41.05%) Windows
3 9 (9.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (9.47%) Windows Server
4 8 (8.42%) Solaris
5 5 (5.26%) AIX
6 4 (4.21%) Windows Server 2019
7 3 (3.16%) CentOS
7 3 (3.16%) Debian
7 3 (3.16%) Windows 10
7 3 (3.16%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (3.16%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (24.21%) DevOps
2 21 (22.11%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (18.95%) ITIL
4 12 (12.63%) Continuous Integration
4 12 (12.63%) Test Automation
5 10 (10.53%) Microservices
5 10 (10.53%) Problem Management
6 9 (9.47%) Configuration Management
6 9 (9.47%) Information Security
6 9 (9.47%) Mentoring
7 8 (8.42%) Technology Roadmap
7 8 (8.42%) Test Scripting
8 7 (7.37%) Continuous Delivery
8 7 (7.37%) Load Balancing
8 7 (7.37%) Observability
8 7 (7.37%) Patch Management
8 7 (7.37%) Scrum
8 7 (7.37%) SOA
8 7 (7.37%) Ticket Management
9 6 (6.32%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 24 (25.26%) Java
2 20 (21.05%) PowerShell
2 20 (21.05%) SQL
3 18 (18.95%) Perl
3 18 (18.95%) Python
4 17 (17.89%) JavaScript
5 15 (15.79%) C
6 12 (12.63%) Shell Script
7 6 (6.32%) Go
7 6 (6.32%) Java 8
7 6 (6.32%) PL/SQL
7 6 (6.32%) Ruby
7 6 (6.32%) Scala
8 5 (5.26%) Bash Shell
8 5 (5.26%) Korn
9 4 (4.21%) Bourne shell
10 3 (3.16%) VBScript
11 2 (2.11%) AWK
11 2 (2.11%) BeanShell
12 1 (1.05%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 29 (30.53%) Security Cleared
2 24 (25.26%) SC Cleared
3 9 (9.47%) Degree
4 6 (6.32%) ISEB
5 5 (5.26%) ISTQB
5 5 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (3.16%) AWS Certification
6 3 (3.16%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (2.11%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (2.11%) CCNA
7 2 (2.11%) CCNP
7 2 (2.11%) CISA
7 2 (2.11%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (2.11%) CISSP
7 2 (2.11%) JNCIA
7 2 (2.11%) JNCIS
7 2 (2.11%) OCP
7 2 (2.11%) Oracle Certification
7 2 (2.11%) RHCE
7 2 (2.11%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (11.58%) SLA
2 7 (7.37%) QA
3 5 (5.26%) GxP
3 5 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 17025
4 4 (4.21%) GLP
5 3 (3.16%) GPG13
5 3 (3.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (3.16%) PCI DSS
6 2 (2.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (1.05%) COBIT
7 1 (1.05%) COSO
7 1 (1.05%) ISO 9001
7 1 (1.05%) NIST
System Software
1 22 (23.16%) Active Directory
2 21 (22.11%) Docker
2 21 (22.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (8.42%) Firmware
4 6 (6.32%) vSphere
5 5 (5.26%) NFS
6 3 (3.16%) Hyper-V
6 3 (3.16%) VMware NSX
7 2 (2.11%) GFS2
7 2 (2.11%) RACF
7 2 (2.11%) Samba
Systems Management
1 19 (20.00%) Kubernetes
2 8 (8.42%) Prometheus
3 7 (7.37%) Single Sign-On
4 6 (6.32%) Terraform
5 5 (5.26%) Ansible
5 5 (5.26%) Packer
5 5 (5.26%) SCCM
6 4 (4.21%) Microsoft Clustering
6 4 (4.21%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (4.21%) SCOM
7 3 (3.16%) Failover Clustering
7 3 (3.16%) Kibana
7 3 (3.16%) NetBackup
7 3 (3.16%) vCenter Server
7 3 (3.16%) vRealize
8 2 (2.11%) Docker Swarm
8 2 (2.11%) Nessus
8 2 (2.11%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (2.11%) Red Hat Satellite
8 2 (2.11%) SELinux
Vendors
1 30 (31.58%) VMware
2 27 (28.42%) Oracle
3 18 (18.95%) Microsoft
4 10 (10.53%) Citrix
4 10 (10.53%) Splunk
5 8 (8.42%) IBM
5 8 (8.42%) ServiceNow
6 7 (7.37%) Dell
6 7 (7.37%) Red Hat
7 5 (5.26%) Cisco
7 5 (5.26%) EMC
7 5 (5.26%) NetApp
8 4 (4.21%) HP
8 4 (4.21%) McAfee
8 4 (4.21%) Remedy
8 4 (4.21%) SAP
9 3 (3.16%) Ariba
9 3 (3.16%) Juniper
9 3 (3.16%) SolarWinds
10 2 (2.11%) WSO2