Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 62 60 52
Rank change year-on-year -2 -8 -1
Contract jobs citing Unix 167 178 215
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 3.16% 3.32% 3.46%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.09% 16.18% 16.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 114 150
South West median daily rate £440 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.33% -6.25% -8.57%
10th Percentile £313 £271 £299
90th Percentile £575 £571 £513
England median daily rate £500 £440 £430
% change year-on-year +13.64% +2.33% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 3
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +45.45% -15.38%
10th Percentile £23.75 £35.50 £26.25
90th Percentile £45.25 £40.00 £36.75
England median hourly rate £31.33 £36.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year -12.99% -2.70% +23.33%

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 1,038 1,100 1,280
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 19.66% 20.53% 20.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 584 641 740
South West median daily rate £375 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.29% -2.86% -6.67%
10th Percentile £150 £128 £150
90th Percentile £550 £513 £500
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 132 148
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -11.69% +13.24%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £11.17
90th Percentile £43.08 £47.50 £43.53
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% - +3.13%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 18 January 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 +5 63 £383 +5.52% 14
Wiltshire +9 30 £425 +21.43% 5
Somerset +15 24 £525 +48.94% 5
Dorset +10 19 £425 +7.26% 4
Gloucestershire -22 14 £445 +4.71% 5
Devon +1 13 £543 +55.00% 11
Cornwall -4 2 £225 - 3
Unix
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Unix also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for Unix.

1 108 (64.67%) Linux
2 57 (34.13%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (31.14%) Windows
4 50 (29.94%) Security Cleared
5 48 (28.74%) Oracle
6 45 (26.95%) SQL
6 45 (26.95%) Git (software)
7 43 (25.75%) Java
7 43 (25.75%) Firewall
8 40 (23.95%) Docker
9 38 (22.75%) DevOps
9 38 (22.75%) Jenkins
10 37 (22.16%) Red Hat
11 33 (19.76%) Ansible
12 31 (18.56%) CentOS
12 31 (18.56%) Network Security
12 31 (18.56%) Solaris
13 30 (17.96%) Python
14 29 (17.37%) Maven
15 27 (16.17%) Finance
16 23 (13.77%) LDAP
16 23 (13.77%) SC Cleared
17 22 (13.17%) Hadoop
18 20 (11.98%) Banking
18 20 (11.98%) Tomcat
18 20 (11.98%) Kerberos
18 20 (11.98%) Relational Database
19 19 (11.38%) Continuous Integration
19 19 (11.38%) Microsoft
19 19 (11.38%) ITIL

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 20 (11.98%) Tomcat
2 15 (8.98%) Apache
3 14 (8.38%) IIS
4 11 (6.59%) JBoss
5 9 (5.39%) Confluence
5 9 (5.39%) WebLogic
6 6 (3.59%) nginx
6 6 (3.59%) SharePoint
6 6 (3.59%) WebSphere
7 5 (2.99%) EPiServer
7 5 (2.99%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 4 (2.40%) Alfresco
8 4 (2.40%) Apache Solr
8 4 (2.40%) ArcGIS
8 4 (2.40%) Mule
9 3 (1.80%) Live Communications Server
9 3 (1.80%) OpenStack
9 3 (1.80%) Oracle Workflow
9 3 (1.80%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (1.80%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (1.80%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.80%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (1.80%) Oracle EBS R12
1 3 (1.80%) Oracle Payables
1 3 (1.80%) Oracle Receivables
2 2 (1.20%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.60%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 13 (7.78%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (4.79%) GitHub
3 7 (4.19%) PaaS
4 5 (2.99%) IaaS
5 1 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.60%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.60%) Office 365
5 1 (0.60%) SaaS
5 1 (0.60%) Serverless
5 1 (0.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 43 (25.75%) Firewall
2 31 (18.56%) Network Security
3 23 (13.77%) LDAP
4 20 (11.98%) Kerberos
5 9 (5.39%) DNS
5 9 (5.39%) HTTP
6 8 (4.79%) SAN
7 7 (4.19%) NAS
7 7 (4.19%) TCP/IP
8 6 (3.59%) Radio Access Network
8 6 (3.59%) VLAN
9 4 (2.40%) DHCP
9 4 (2.40%) HTTPS
9 4 (2.40%) Reverse Proxy
10 2 (1.20%) Internet
10 2 (1.20%) Intrusion Detection
10 2 (1.20%) IPsec
10 2 (1.20%) MPLS
10 2 (1.20%) SSH
10 2 (1.20%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (13.17%) Hadoop
2 20 (11.98%) Relational Database
3 13 (7.78%) MySQL
4 12 (7.19%) RDBMS
5 9 (5.39%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (4.79%) Ingres
6 8 (4.79%) SQL Server
7 7 (4.19%) Big Data
7 7 (4.19%) DB2
7 7 (4.19%) GIS
7 7 (4.19%) Oracle Database
8 6 (3.59%) Apache Hive
8 6 (3.59%) Oracle ODI
9 5 (2.99%) MariaDB
9 5 (2.99%) Oracle BI EE
9 5 (2.99%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (2.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (1.80%) Geospatial Data
11 3 (1.80%) MongoDB
11 3 (1.80%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 45 (26.95%) Git (software)
2 38 (22.75%) Jenkins
3 29 (17.37%) Maven
4 19 (11.38%) Sonatype Nexus
5 13 (7.78%) Subversion
6 11 (6.59%) Artifactory
6 11 (6.59%) JIRA
7 10 (5.99%) Vagrant
8 8 (4.79%) Ant
8 8 (4.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 7 (4.19%) Selenium
10 6 (3.59%) Eclipse
10 6 (3.59%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (3.59%) TeamCity
11 5 (2.99%) Hudson
12 4 (2.40%) HP UFT
12 4 (2.40%) JProfiler
12 4 (2.40%) VisualVM
12 4 (2.40%) YourKit
13 2 (1.20%) JUnit
General
1 27 (16.17%) Finance
2 20 (11.98%) Banking
3 11 (6.59%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.99%) Marketing
5 3 (1.80%) General Ledger
6 2 (1.20%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.20%) Retail
7 1 (0.60%) Advertising
7 1 (0.60%) Billing
7 1 (0.60%) Electronics
7 1 (0.60%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.60%) Legal
7 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 38 (22.75%) Developer
2 30 (17.96%) Administrator
3 21 (12.57%) Systems Administrator
4 20 (11.98%) Consultant
5 17 (10.18%) Analyst
5 17 (10.18%) Unix Administrator
6 15 (8.98%) Unix Systems Administrator
7 13 (7.78%) Applications Support
8 12 (7.19%) Security Consultant
9 11 (6.59%) DevOps Engineer
10 10 (5.99%) Java Developer
10 10 (5.99%) Unix Engineer
11 9 (5.39%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 8 (4.79%) Data Consultant
13 7 (4.19%) 3rd Line Support
13 7 (4.19%) AWS DevOps
13 7 (4.19%) Test Analyst
14 6 (3.59%) Analytics Consultant
14 6 (3.59%) Core Network Consultant
14 6 (3.59%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (10.78%) CSS
2 15 (8.98%) HTML
3 13 (7.78%) .NET
3 13 (7.78%) Middleware
3 13 (7.78%) XML
4 12 (7.19%) Web Services
5 11 (6.59%) J2EE
5 11 (6.59%) REST
6 9 (5.39%) SOAP
7 7 (4.19%) Hibernate
8 6 (3.59%) ASP.NET
8 6 (3.59%) EJB
8 6 (3.59%) Spring
9 5 (2.99%) CSS3
9 5 (2.99%) DHTML
9 5 (2.99%) HTML5
9 5 (2.99%) JAX-RS
9 5 (2.99%) JMS
9 5 (2.99%) JSP
9 5 (2.99%) POJO
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.78%) Management Information System
2 9 (5.39%) User Experience
3 7 (4.19%) Freedom of Information
3 7 (4.19%) Freedom of Information Act
3 7 (4.19%) Virtual Team
4 6 (3.59%) Algorithms
4 6 (3.59%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.59%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 5 (2.99%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.99%) Public Cloud
6 4 (2.40%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.80%) PKI
7 3 (1.80%) SWIFT
8 2 (1.20%) Clustering
8 2 (1.20%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.20%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.60%) AS400
9 1 (0.60%) CESG
9 1 (0.60%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.60%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 108 (64.67%) Linux
2 52 (31.14%) Windows
3 31 (18.56%) CentOS
3 31 (18.56%) Solaris
4 18 (10.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (9.58%) Windows Server
6 7 (4.19%) Windows 7
6 7 (4.19%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (2.99%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (2.40%) AIX
8 4 (2.40%) Windows 10
9 3 (1.80%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.20%) HPUX
11 1 (0.60%) Debian
11 1 (0.60%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.60%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (34.13%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (22.75%) DevOps
3 19 (11.38%) Continuous Integration
3 19 (11.38%) ITIL
4 17 (10.18%) Risk Management
5 16 (9.58%) Continuous Delivery
5 16 (9.58%) SDLC
6 15 (8.98%) Service Management
7 14 (8.38%) Analytics
8 13 (7.78%) Cybersecurity
8 13 (7.78%) SIEM
9 11 (6.59%) Continuous Improvement
9 11 (6.59%) Data Protection
9 11 (6.59%) Project Management
10 10 (5.99%) Configuration Management
10 10 (5.99%) Load Balancing
10 10 (5.99%) Web Development
11 9 (5.39%) Data Modelling
11 9 (5.39%) Open Source
11 9 (5.39%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 45 (26.95%) SQL
2 43 (25.75%) Java
3 30 (17.96%) Python
4 19 (11.38%) Perl
5 16 (9.58%) JavaScript
6 14 (8.38%) PL/SQL
6 14 (8.38%) Shell Script
7 13 (7.78%) Bash Shell
8 9 (5.39%) C
8 9 (5.39%) PHP
9 6 (3.59%) C++
9 6 (3.59%) Dart
9 6 (3.59%) Korn
10 5 (2.99%) C#
10 5 (2.99%) Groovy
10 5 (2.99%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
11 3 (1.80%) PowerShell
11 3 (1.80%) R
12 2 (1.20%) Ruby
12 2 (1.20%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 50 (29.94%) Security Cleared
2 23 (13.77%) SC Cleared
3 14 (8.38%) CISSP
3 14 (8.38%) Degree
4 13 (7.78%) DV Cleared
5 9 (5.39%) CISM
6 6 (3.59%) CompTIA Security+
7 5 (2.99%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (2.99%) CESG Certified Professional
7 5 (2.99%) CLAS
7 5 (2.99%) MySQL Certification
8 3 (1.80%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (1.20%) OSCP
9 2 (1.20%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.19%) QA
2 10 (5.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (3.59%) PCI DSS
4 5 (2.99%) RMADS
5 4 (2.40%) JSP 440
6 3 (1.80%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (1.80%) GDPR
7 2 (1.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.60%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.60%) HL7
8 1 (0.60%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.60%) SLA
System Software
1 40 (23.95%) Docker
2 9 (5.39%) Active Directory
3 6 (3.59%) Xen
4 3 (1.80%) ISA Server
5 2 (1.20%) IAG
5 2 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.60%) Firmware
6 1 (0.60%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.60%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.60%) Samba
6 1 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.60%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.60%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 33 (19.76%) Ansible
2 9 (5.39%) Puppet
3 6 (3.59%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (2.99%) EMC NetWorker
4 5 (2.99%) Kibana
4 5 (2.99%) logstash
5 4 (2.40%) Terraform
6 3 (1.80%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (1.80%) Nagios
6 3 (1.80%) NetBackup
6 3 (1.80%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.60%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.60%) Bcfg2
7 1 (0.60%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (0.60%) CA Service Virtualization
7 1 (0.60%) Control-M
7 1 (0.60%) Nessus
7 1 (0.60%) Nmap
7 1 (0.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.60%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 48 (28.74%) Oracle
2 37 (22.16%) Red Hat
3 19 (11.38%) Microsoft
4 9 (5.39%) Cisco
5 7 (4.19%) VMware
6 6 (3.59%) EMC
7 4 (2.40%) Cloudera
7 4 (2.40%) ESRI
7 4 (2.40%) HP
8 3 (1.80%) BEA
8 3 (1.80%) CA
8 3 (1.80%) F5
8 3 (1.80%) IBM
8 3 (1.80%) Rackspace
9 2 (1.20%) BMC
9 2 (1.20%) Brocade
9 2 (1.20%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.20%) NetApp
9 2 (1.20%) Veritas
10 1 (0.60%) Netezza