Period
to 25 April 2019

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 25 April 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 West
6 months to
25 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 82 62 90
Rank change year-on-year -20 +28 -39
Contract jobs citing Unix 169 161 120
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.72% 3.12% 2.30%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.51% 14.69% 13.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 96 80
South West median daily rate £475 £441 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.65% +3.82% +11.11%
10th Percentile £365 £363 £224
90th Percentile £588 £572 £538
England median daily rate £493 £500 £450
% change year-on-year -1.50% +11.11% +4.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 7
South West median hourly rate £41.00 £33.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.24% -17.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £36.12 £30.50 £35.20
90th Percentile £45.15 £44.63 £41.80
England median hourly rate £35.00 £33.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.70% -15.63% +16.79%

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 1,468 1,096 903
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 23.60% 21.27% 17.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 887 588 543
South West median daily rate £400 £385 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.90% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £135 £154 £131
90th Percentile £588 £552 £525
England median daily rate £438 £445 £425
% change year-on-year -1.69% +4.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 125 111 101
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £17.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +105.88% -2.86% -30.00%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.75
90th Percentile £50.00 £43.00 £47.50
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £16.88
% change year-on-year +2.94% +0.74% -0.74%

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 25 April 2019.

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
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 25 April 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
Gloucestershire +30 52 £500 +5.26% 2
Wiltshire -17 47 £425 - 2
Bristol -26 36 £500 +17.65% 5
Somerset -8 12 £500 -4.76%
Devon -6 10 £448 -9.60%
Dorset -7 7 £261 -40.06% 2
Cornwall -2 1 £350 -
Unix
England

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 West region with a requirement for Unix.

1 120 (71.01%) Linux
2 60 (35.50%) SQL
3 57 (33.73%) Security Cleared
4 51 (30.18%) Oracle
5 47 (27.81%) Windows
6 46 (27.22%) JavaScript
7 43 (25.44%) DV Cleared
8 42 (24.85%) Analytical Skills
8 42 (24.85%) Java
8 42 (24.85%) Solaris
9 40 (23.67%) Git (software)
10 38 (22.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 37 (21.89%) Problem-Solving
12 36 (21.30%) Relational Database
13 35 (20.71%) Python
14 34 (20.12%) Finance
14 34 (20.12%) Agile Software Development
15 31 (18.34%) Red Hat
15 31 (18.34%) HTML
16 29 (17.16%) CSS
16 29 (17.16%) Docker
17 28 (16.57%) Ansible
17 28 (16.57%) Amazon AWS
18 27 (15.98%) Test Automation
19 25 (14.79%) Hibernate
20 24 (14.20%) Degree
20 24 (14.20%) Big Data
21 23 (13.61%) DevOps
22 22 (13.02%) REST
22 22 (13.02%) SC Cleared

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 17 (10.06%) JBoss
2 11 (6.51%) Confluence
3 7 (4.14%) OpenStack
3 7 (4.14%) WildFly
4 6 (3.55%) WordPress
5 5 (2.96%) SAS
6 4 (2.37%) Apache
6 4 (2.37%) IIS
6 4 (2.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 4 (2.37%) SharePoint
6 4 (2.37%) WebSphere
7 3 (1.78%) ColdFusion
7 3 (1.78%) WebLogic
8 2 (1.18%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (1.18%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.59%) Drupal
9 1 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.59%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.59%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.59%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 1 (0.59%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 28 (16.57%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (11.24%) OpenShift
3 9 (5.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (4.73%) AWS CloudFormation
5 7 (4.14%) Google Cloud Platform
5 7 (4.14%) IaaS
5 7 (4.14%) PaaS
6 4 (2.37%) npm
7 3 (1.78%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.59%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.10%) DNS
1 12 (7.10%) HTTP
2 9 (5.33%) SAN
3 8 (4.73%) LAN
3 8 (4.73%) WAN
4 7 (4.14%) Firewall
4 7 (4.14%) HTTPS
4 7 (4.14%) Internet
5 5 (2.96%) DHCP
5 5 (2.96%) TCP/IP
6 3 (1.78%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (1.78%) Kerberos
6 3 (1.78%) VPN
7 2 (1.18%) NAS
8 1 (0.59%) IPsec
8 1 (0.59%) Reverse Proxy
8 1 (0.59%) SSL
8 1 (0.59%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (21.30%) Relational Database
2 24 (14.20%) Big Data
3 21 (12.43%) SQL Server
4 20 (11.83%) MySQL
4 20 (11.83%) PostgreSQL
5 19 (11.24%) DB2
5 19 (11.24%) Oracle Database
6 18 (10.65%) MongoDB
7 12 (7.10%) RDBMS
8 4 (2.37%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (2.37%) DataStage
8 4 (2.37%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 4 (2.37%) Hadoop
8 4 (2.37%) IBM InfoSphere
9 3 (1.78%) Base SAS
9 3 (1.78%) SAS Enterprise Guide
10 2 (1.18%) Apache Hive
10 2 (1.18%) Oracle ODI
10 2 (1.18%) QualityStage
10 2 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 40 (23.67%) Git (software)
2 16 (9.47%) Maven
3 13 (7.69%) Jenkins
3 13 (7.69%) JIRA
4 12 (7.10%) Subversion
5 7 (4.14%) Checkstyle
5 7 (4.14%) JUnit
5 7 (4.14%) Liquibase
5 7 (4.14%) Mockito
5 7 (4.14%) SonarQube
5 7 (4.14%) Vagrant
6 6 (3.55%) Cucumber
7 4 (2.37%) Babel
7 4 (2.37%) Gerrit
7 4 (2.37%) webpack
8 3 (1.78%) Ant
9 2 (1.18%) ERwin
9 2 (1.18%) Selenium
9 2 (1.18%) WebDriver
10 1 (0.59%) TeamCity
General
1 34 (20.12%) Finance
2 13 (7.69%) Banking
3 12 (7.10%) Telecoms
4 9 (5.33%) Electronics
4 9 (5.33%) Manufacturing
4 9 (5.33%) Marketing
5 3 (1.78%) Legal
5 3 (1.78%) Retail
6 1 (0.59%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.59%) French Language
6 1 (0.59%) Front Office
6 1 (0.59%) Law
Job Titles
1 53 (31.36%) Developer
2 35 (20.71%) Administrator
3 23 (13.61%) Java Developer
4 20 (11.83%) DBA
5 12 (7.10%) Architect
5 12 (7.10%) Systems Administrator
5 12 (7.10%) Unix Engineer
6 11 (6.51%) Unix Administrator
7 10 (5.92%) Ruby on Rails Developer
7 10 (5.92%) Unix Systems Administrator
8 9 (5.33%) Ruby Developer
9 8 (4.73%) DV Cleared DBA
9 8 (4.73%) Oracle DBA
9 8 (4.73%) PostgreSQL Developer
9 8 (4.73%) Senior Developer
9 8 (4.73%) Senior Ruby Developer
9 8 (4.73%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
10 7 (4.14%) AWS DevOps
10 7 (4.14%) Consultant
10 7 (4.14%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (18.34%) HTML
2 29 (17.16%) CSS
3 25 (14.79%) Hibernate
4 22 (13.02%) REST
5 21 (12.43%) J2EE
6 20 (11.83%) XML
7 19 (11.24%) Spring
8 18 (10.65%) JMS
9 16 (9.47%) Middleware
9 16 (9.47%) SOAP
10 15 (8.88%) EJB
11 14 (8.28%) HTML5
12 13 (7.69%) CSS3
13 12 (7.10%) Web Services
14 11 (6.51%) DHTML
14 11 (6.51%) JSP
15 10 (5.92%) Ruby on Rails
16 8 (4.73%) WireMock
17 7 (4.14%) JAX-RS
17 7 (4.14%) Lambda Expressions
Miscellaneous
1 42 (24.85%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (12.43%) Replication
3 16 (9.47%) Linux Command Line
4 13 (7.69%) Clustering
5 11 (6.51%) Management Information System
6 9 (5.33%) Data Centre
7 6 (3.55%) PKI
8 4 (2.37%) Freedom of Information
8 4 (2.37%) Freedom of Information Act
9 3 (1.78%) Mainframe
10 2 (1.18%) Fintech
10 2 (1.18%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (1.18%) VHDL
11 1 (0.59%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.59%) Enterprise Storage
11 1 (0.59%) Equities
11 1 (0.59%) IBM Mainframe
11 1 (0.59%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 120 (71.01%) Linux
2 47 (27.81%) Windows
3 42 (24.85%) Solaris
4 38 (22.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 20 (11.83%) CentOS
6 12 (7.10%) AIX
6 12 (7.10%) Mac OS X
6 12 (7.10%) Windows Server
7 7 (4.14%) VMS
8 2 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.59%) Debian
9 1 (0.59%) HPUX
9 1 (0.59%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.59%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (21.89%) Problem-Solving
2 34 (20.12%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (15.98%) Test Automation
4 23 (13.61%) DevOps
5 21 (12.43%) Configuration Management
6 18 (10.65%) Computer Science
7 17 (10.06%) Scrum
7 17 (10.06%) Web Development
8 16 (9.47%) Data Security
8 16 (9.47%) Task Automation
9 13 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
9 13 (7.69%) High Availability
9 13 (7.69%) OO
10 12 (7.10%) Business Intelligence
10 12 (7.10%) Continuous Deployment
10 12 (7.10%) Data Visualisation
10 12 (7.10%) Responsive Web Design
10 12 (7.10%) Visualisation
10 12 (7.10%) Web Design
11 11 (6.51%) Experimental Design
Programming Languages
1 60 (35.50%) SQL
2 46 (27.22%) JavaScript
3 42 (24.85%) Java
4 35 (20.71%) Python
5 22 (13.02%) PowerShell
6 20 (11.83%) Ruby
6 20 (11.83%) Shell Script
7 19 (11.24%) C
8 18 (10.65%) PL/SQL
9 14 (8.28%) Java 8
10 11 (6.51%) C++
10 11 (6.51%) PHP
10 11 (6.51%) R
11 7 (4.14%) JPQL
11 7 (4.14%) Perl
12 4 (2.37%) C#
13 3 (1.78%) SAS Macro
13 3 (1.78%) Scala
14 2 (1.18%) Bash Shell
14 2 (1.18%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 57 (33.73%) Security Cleared
2 43 (25.44%) DV Cleared
3 24 (14.20%) Degree
4 22 (13.02%) SC Cleared
5 15 (8.88%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.18%) CISSP
6 2 (1.18%) DBS Check
6 2 (1.18%) GIAC
6 2 (1.18%) ISACA
7 1 (0.59%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.59%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.59%) MCSA
7 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.59%) OCP
7 1 (0.59%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.59%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.78%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.18%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.59%) QA
System Software
1 29 (17.16%) Docker
2 15 (8.88%) Active Directory
3 13 (7.69%) Oracle RAC
4 5 (2.96%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.18%) GPFS
6 1 (0.59%) Firmware
6 1 (0.59%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.59%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 28 (16.57%) Ansible
2 15 (8.88%) Kubernetes
3 13 (7.69%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 11 (6.51%) Puppet
5 8 (4.73%) Terraform
6 6 (3.55%) vRealize
7 5 (2.96%) cPanel
8 4 (2.37%) Nagios
8 4 (2.37%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (2.37%) Red Hat Satellite
8 4 (2.37%) SCOM
8 4 (2.37%) Tivoli
9 3 (1.78%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 3 (1.78%) Oracle RMAN
9 3 (1.78%) QRadar
9 3 (1.78%) Single Sign-On
10 2 (1.18%) EMC NetWorker
10 2 (1.18%) FortiGate
10 2 (1.18%) OSSEC
10 2 (1.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 51 (30.18%) Oracle
2 31 (18.34%) Red Hat
3 17 (10.06%) Cisco
4 15 (8.88%) HP
4 15 (8.88%) Microsoft
4 15 (8.88%) Teradata
4 15 (8.88%) VMware
5 13 (7.69%) Sybase
6 10 (5.92%) ServiceNow
7 9 (5.33%) SAP
8 7 (4.14%) Atlassian
8 7 (4.14%) Google
9 6 (3.55%) Micro Focus
10 5 (2.96%) IBM
11 4 (2.37%) Netezza
12 3 (1.78%) DataFlux
12 3 (1.78%) EMC
12 3 (1.78%) FireEye
13 2 (1.18%) CheckPoint
13 2 (1.18%) Veeam