Period
to 21 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 21 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 West
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 94 75 48
Rank change year-on-year -19 -27 +24
Contract jobs citing Unix 130 150 239
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.36% 2.75% 4.08%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.30% 15.74% 19.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 105 133
South West median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -4.76%
10th Percentile £306 £313 £301
90th Percentile £516 £538 £573
England median daily rate £500 £475 £430
% change year-on-year +5.26% +10.47% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 3
South West median hourly rate £31.00 £39.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.52% +12.86% -7.89%
10th Percentile £30.50 £37.25 £32.50
90th Percentile £49.00 £43.45 £39.50
England median hourly rate £28.75 £31.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -8.73% -10.00% +1.45%

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 West with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1,150 953 1,258
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 20.86% 17.50% 21.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 626 564 728
South West median daily rate £375 £363 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% -1.69% -1.67%
10th Percentile £170 £152 £175
90th Percentile £550 £492 £550
England median daily rate £438 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +2.94% +5.07% +7.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 85 100
South West median hourly rate £19.25 £17.35 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.95% +5.15% -2.94%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.05 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £48.75 £43.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -

Unix
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Unix as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Unix in the South West

Unix
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Unix in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Unix in the South West

Unix
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unix in the South West over the 6 months to 21 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unix in the South West

Unix
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix in the South West

Unix
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unix in the South West over the 6 months to 21 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Unix in the South West

Unix
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 21 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
Bristol -34 36 £425 +13.33% 23
Wiltshire +5 35 £425 +3.03% 6
Devon -2 16 £375 -11.76% 12
Dorset +1 15 £450 +7.78% 3
Gloucestershire +1 11 £475 +40.74% 3
Somerset +11 9 £356 -38.04% 10
Unix
England

For the 6 months to 21 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 West region with a requirement for Unix.

1 73 (56.15%) Linux
2 54 (41.54%) SQL
3 50 (38.46%) Oracle
4 47 (36.15%) Agile Software Development
5 43 (33.08%) Finance
5 43 (33.08%) Windows
6 34 (26.15%) Java
7 31 (23.85%) Git (software)
8 29 (22.31%) PL/SQL
9 27 (20.77%) Shell Script
10 25 (19.23%) Firewall
11 24 (18.46%) Microsoft
11 24 (18.46%) ETL
12 23 (17.69%) Banking
12 23 (17.69%) Security Cleared
12 23 (17.69%) Windows Server
13 22 (16.92%) Ansible
13 22 (16.92%) Active Directory
14 20 (15.38%) Jenkins
15 19 (14.62%) SDLC
15 19 (14.62%) JavaScript
16 18 (13.85%) Python
16 18 (13.85%) Red Hat
16 18 (13.85%) Microsoft Azure
16 18 (13.85%) Amazon AWS
17 17 (13.08%) Test Automation
17 17 (13.08%) DevOps
18 16 (12.31%) VMware
19 15 (11.54%) DB2
19 15 (11.54%) WebSphere

Unix
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 15 (11.54%) WebSphere
2 13 (10.00%) Apache
2 13 (10.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 10 (7.69%) Confluence
3 10 (7.69%) IIS
4 9 (6.92%) Oracle Workflow
5 7 (5.38%) SharePoint
5 7 (5.38%) Tomcat
6 6 (4.62%) MS Exchange
6 6 (4.62%) SAS
7 5 (3.85%) WebSphere Application Server
8 4 (3.08%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (2.31%) Skype for Business
10 2 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (1.54%) Live Communications Server
11 1 (0.77%) Alfresco
11 1 (0.77%) IBM HTTP Server
11 1 (0.77%) Mule
11 1 (0.77%) OpenStack
Applications
1 7 (5.38%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (3.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (2.31%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (6.92%) Oracle EBS
1 9 (6.92%) Oracle Receivables
2 8 (6.15%) Oracle EBS R12
3 7 (5.38%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (1.54%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.77%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 18 (13.85%) Amazon AWS
1 18 (13.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (3.85%) Office 365
3 3 (2.31%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (2.31%) Amazon S3
3 3 (2.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 2 (1.54%) OpenShift
4 2 (1.54%) PaaS
5 1 (0.77%) G Suite
5 1 (0.77%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 25 (19.23%) Firewall
2 14 (10.77%) SAN
3 12 (9.23%) Kerberos
3 12 (9.23%) Network Security
4 9 (6.92%) DNS
5 8 (6.15%) TCP/IP
6 7 (5.38%) OpenLDAP
7 6 (4.62%) Internet
7 6 (4.62%) NAS
8 5 (3.85%) DHCP
8 5 (3.85%) HTTP
9 4 (3.08%) Intrusion Detection
9 4 (3.08%) VoIP
10 3 (2.31%) LAN
10 3 (2.31%) Skype
10 3 (2.31%) SSH
10 3 (2.31%) SSL
10 3 (2.31%) VPN
10 3 (2.31%) Wireshark
11 2 (1.54%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (11.54%) DB2
2 14 (10.77%) Data Warehouse
2 14 (10.77%) SQL Server
3 12 (9.23%) Hadoop
3 12 (9.23%) Relational Database
4 7 (5.38%) DataStage
4 7 (5.38%) Oracle Database
5 6 (4.62%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 6 (4.62%) IBM InfoSphere
6 5 (3.85%) Oracle Database 12c
6 5 (3.85%) RDBMS
6 5 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (3.08%) Big Data
7 4 (3.08%) Oracle ODI
8 3 (2.31%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 3 (2.31%) QualityStage
9 2 (1.54%) Base SAS
9 2 (1.54%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 2 (1.54%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 2 (1.54%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 31 (23.85%) Git (software)
2 20 (15.38%) Jenkins
3 10 (7.69%) Artifactory
3 10 (7.69%) JIRA
3 10 (7.69%) TeamCity
4 9 (6.92%) Ant
4 9 (6.92%) Eclipse
4 9 (6.92%) Maven
5 6 (4.62%) Subversion
6 4 (3.08%) Cucumber
6 4 (3.08%) Selenium
7 2 (1.54%) ERwin
7 2 (1.54%) GitLab
7 2 (1.54%) LoadRunner
7 2 (1.54%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.77%) gulp
8 1 (0.77%) IBM UrbanCode
8 1 (0.77%) Rational Quality Manager
8 1 (0.77%) Rational Team Concert
8 1 (0.77%) WebPagetest
General
1 43 (33.08%) Finance
2 23 (17.69%) Banking
3 8 (6.15%) Aerospace
4 7 (5.38%) General Ledger
5 5 (3.85%) Retail
6 3 (2.31%) Back Office
6 3 (2.31%) Military
7 2 (1.54%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.54%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.77%) Electronics
8 1 (0.77%) Front Office
8 1 (0.77%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.77%) Marketing
8 1 (0.77%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.77%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 43 (33.08%) Developer
2 13 (10.00%) Administrator
2 13 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 10 (7.69%) Java Developer
3 10 (7.69%) Software Engineer
4 9 (6.92%) Embedded Engineer
4 9 (6.92%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 8 (6.15%) C Software Engineer
5 8 (6.15%) C++ Software Engineer
5 8 (6.15%) Embedded C Engineer
5 8 (6.15%) Embedded C Software Engineer
5 8 (6.15%) Linux Engineer
5 8 (6.15%) Systems Administrator
6 7 (5.38%) C/C++ Software Engineer
6 7 (5.38%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
6 7 (5.38%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
6 7 (5.38%) Embedded C++ Engineer
6 7 (5.38%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
6 7 (5.38%) ETL Developer
6 7 (5.38%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (10.77%) XML
2 13 (10.00%) HTML
2 13 (10.00%) Web Services
3 12 (9.23%) CSS
3 12 (9.23%) LDAP
4 11 (8.46%) REST
4 11 (8.46%) SOAP
5 10 (7.69%) CSS3
5 10 (7.69%) HTML5
5 10 (7.69%) J2EE
5 10 (7.69%) JSP
6 9 (6.92%) DHTML
6 9 (6.92%) EJB
6 9 (6.92%) Hibernate
6 9 (6.92%) JMS
6 9 (6.92%) Spring
7 5 (3.85%) Middleware
7 5 (3.85%) React
8 4 (3.08%) Gherkin
8 4 (3.08%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.23%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (7.69%) Linux Command Line
3 5 (3.85%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.08%) Linked Data
4 4 (3.08%) PKI
4 4 (3.08%) Wiki
5 3 (2.31%) User Experience
6 2 (1.54%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.54%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.54%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.54%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.54%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.54%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.54%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.77%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.77%) DataPower
7 1 (0.77%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.77%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.77%) VAX
Operating Systems
1 73 (56.15%) Linux
2 43 (33.08%) Windows
3 23 (17.69%) Windows Server
4 14 (10.77%) CentOS
5 11 (8.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (7.69%) Solaris
7 8 (6.15%) AIX
8 5 (3.85%) Windows 7
8 5 (3.85%) Windows XP
9 3 (2.31%) Debian
9 3 (2.31%) Ubuntu
9 3 (2.31%) Windows 10
9 3 (2.31%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (2.31%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (2.31%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (2.31%) zOS
10 1 (0.77%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (0.77%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (36.15%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (18.46%) ETL
3 19 (14.62%) SDLC
4 17 (13.08%) DevOps
4 17 (13.08%) Test Automation
5 13 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
5 13 (10.00%) Scrum
5 13 (10.00%) SOA
6 12 (9.23%) Business Intelligence
6 12 (9.23%) Microservices
7 11 (8.46%) Software Engineering
7 11 (8.46%) Unit Testing
8 10 (7.69%) Data Modelling
8 10 (7.69%) Workflow
9 9 (6.92%) Configuration Management
9 9 (6.92%) Migration
10 8 (6.15%) ETL Development
10 8 (6.15%) ITIL
10 8 (6.15%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 54 (41.54%) SQL
2 34 (26.15%) Java
3 29 (22.31%) PL/SQL
4 27 (20.77%) Shell Script
5 19 (14.62%) JavaScript
6 18 (13.85%) Python
7 13 (10.00%) C
8 12 (9.23%) C++
9 11 (8.46%) Bash Shell
10 10 (7.69%) PowerShell
11 9 (6.92%) Embedded C
11 9 (6.92%) Embedded C++
12 6 (4.62%) Perl
13 4 (3.08%) Korn
13 4 (3.08%) T-SQL
14 3 (2.31%) Ruby
15 2 (1.54%) SAS Macro
16 1 (0.77%) Groovy
16 1 (0.77%) Jython
16 1 (0.77%) PHP
Qualifications
1 23 (17.69%) Security Cleared
2 11 (8.46%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.31%) CISSP
3 3 (2.31%) DV Cleared
3 3 (2.31%) MCP
3 3 (2.31%) MCSA
3 3 (2.31%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.54%) Degree
4 2 (1.54%) GIAC
4 2 (1.54%) ISACA
5 1 (0.77%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.77%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.77%) CISM
5 1 (0.77%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.77%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.77%) ISEB
5 1 (0.77%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.77%) MCT
5 1 (0.77%) OSCP
5 1 (0.77%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.85%) Data Quality
1 5 (3.85%) QA
2 4 (3.08%) PCI DSS
2 4 (3.08%) SLA
3 2 (1.54%) GDPR
3 2 (1.54%) RMADS
4 1 (0.77%) DO-178B
4 1 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.77%) PMO
4 1 (0.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 22 (16.92%) Active Directory
2 9 (6.92%) Hyper-V
3 8 (6.15%) Docker
4 7 (5.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (5.38%) Xen
5 3 (2.31%) vSphere
6 2 (1.54%) ISA Server
6 2 (1.54%) NFS
7 1 (0.77%) GPFS
7 1 (0.77%) IAG
7 1 (0.77%) OpenAM
7 1 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 22 (16.92%) Ansible
2 12 (9.23%) Puppet
3 10 (7.69%) SCOM
4 9 (6.92%) SCCM
5 8 (6.15%) Kubernetes
6 7 (5.38%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (3.85%) WSUS
8 4 (3.08%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (2.31%) NetBackup
9 3 (2.31%) SCSM
9 3 (2.31%) SELinux
9 3 (2.31%) systemd
10 2 (1.54%) EMC NetWorker
10 2 (1.54%) FortiGate
10 2 (1.54%) FreeIPA
10 2 (1.54%) Microsoft Clustering
10 2 (1.54%) Netcool
10 2 (1.54%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 2 (1.54%) Single Sign-On
10 2 (1.54%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 50 (38.46%) Oracle
2 24 (18.46%) Microsoft
3 18 (13.85%) Red Hat
4 16 (12.31%) VMware
5 10 (7.69%) Talend
6 7 (5.38%) Citrix
6 7 (5.38%) IBM
7 6 (4.62%) NetApp
7 6 (4.62%) Teradata
8 5 (3.85%) CheckPoint
8 5 (3.85%) McAfee
8 5 (3.85%) Netezza
9 4 (3.08%) Cisco
9 4 (3.08%) EMC
10 3 (2.31%) HP
11 2 (1.54%) CA
11 2 (1.54%) DataFlux
11 2 (1.54%) Google
11 2 (1.54%) Meridio
11 2 (1.54%) SAP