Period
to 21 June 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 June 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 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 72 78 46
Rank change year-on-year +6 -32 +22
Contract jobs citing Unix 135 128 239
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.69% 2.44% 4.07%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.82% 14.10% 18.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 86 154
South West median daily rate £435 £425 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +12.58% -10.12%
10th Percentile £322 £300 £300
90th Percentile £545 £575 £568
England median daily rate £500 £475 £430
% change year-on-year +5.26% +10.59% +1.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 3
South West median hourly rate £31.00 £39.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.52% +12.86% -12.50%
10th Percentile £30.50 £37.13 £32.50
90th Percentile £49.00 £43.38 £39.50
England median hourly rate £31.00 £40.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year -22.50% +42.86% -13.85%

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 1,053 908 1,302
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 20.95% 17.31% 22.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 545 534 767
South West median daily rate £375 £365 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.74% +0.69% -
10th Percentile £156 £147 £170
90th Percentile £550 £525 £538
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 84 118
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £20.75 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.66% +2.47% +19.73%
10th Percentile £11.17 £12.33 £11.11
90th Percentile £47.50 £48.75 £46.44
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.75 £16.97
% change year-on-year +4.48% -1.30% +5.01%

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 June 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 June 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 June 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 +3 36 £425 +4.94% 19
Wiltshire +21 32 £430 +1.18% 11
Somerset +10 20 £538 -6.52% 4
Devon -6 15 £435 +2.35% 11
Dorset -6 13 £435 +6.42% 5
Gloucestershire -1 11 £475 +5.56% 9
Unix
England

For the 6 months to 21 June 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 77 (57.04%) Linux
2 61 (45.19%) SQL
3 58 (42.96%) Oracle
4 57 (42.22%) Agile Software Development
5 44 (32.59%) Jenkins
6 42 (31.11%) Git (software)
7 40 (29.63%) Finance
8 37 (27.41%) Java
9 35 (25.93%) PL/SQL
10 34 (25.19%) Security Cleared
11 33 (24.44%) Ansible
11 33 (24.44%) Maven
12 32 (23.70%) Firewall
13 30 (22.22%) Windows
13 30 (22.22%) Red Hat
14 28 (20.74%) Microsoft
14 28 (20.74%) Docker
14 28 (20.74%) DevOps
15 27 (20.00%) JavaScript
16 25 (18.52%) CentOS
17 24 (17.78%) Continuous Integration
17 24 (17.78%) Banking
18 23 (17.04%) HTML
18 23 (17.04%) CSS
19 22 (16.30%) Web Services
19 22 (16.30%) Hadoop
20 21 (15.56%) WebSphere
21 20 (14.81%) XML
22 19 (14.07%) Shell Script
22 19 (14.07%) 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 21 (15.56%) WebSphere
2 16 (11.85%) Confluence
3 14 (10.37%) Apache
4 13 (9.63%) IIS
4 13 (9.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 12 (8.89%) Tomcat
6 9 (6.67%) SAS
7 6 (4.44%) nginx
7 6 (4.44%) Oracle Workflow
8 5 (3.70%) SharePoint
8 5 (3.70%) WebSphere Application Server
9 4 (2.96%) Apache Solr
9 4 (2.96%) ArcGIS
9 4 (2.96%) MS Exchange
10 3 (2.22%) Skype for Business
11 2 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (1.48%) Live Communications Server
11 2 (1.48%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.74%) Alfresco
12 1 (0.74%) Mule
Applications
1 5 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (4.44%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (4.44%) Oracle Receivables
2 5 (3.70%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (2.96%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (1.48%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.74%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 18 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (11.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (3.70%) Office 365
4 3 (2.22%) OpenShift
5 2 (1.48%) GitHub
5 2 (1.48%) PaaS
6 1 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.74%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.74%) npm
6 1 (0.74%) Serverless
6 1 (0.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 32 (23.70%) Firewall
2 18 (13.33%) Network Security
3 16 (11.85%) Kerberos
4 12 (8.89%) SAN
5 8 (5.93%) DNS
6 5 (3.70%) HTTP
6 5 (3.70%) NAS
6 5 (3.70%) TCP/IP
7 4 (2.96%) Internet
8 3 (2.22%) DHCP
8 3 (2.22%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (2.22%) Skype
8 3 (2.22%) SSH
8 3 (2.22%) SSL
8 3 (2.22%) VoIP
9 2 (1.48%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (1.48%) IP Telephony
9 2 (1.48%) LAN
9 2 (1.48%) tcpdump
9 2 (1.48%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (16.30%) Hadoop
2 17 (12.59%) DB2
3 16 (11.85%) Data Warehouse
4 13 (9.63%) Big Data
4 13 (9.63%) SQL Server
5 10 (7.41%) Relational Database
6 9 (6.67%) Apache Hive
7 6 (4.44%) Base SAS
7 6 (4.44%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 4 (2.96%) GIS
8 4 (2.96%) MongoDB
8 4 (2.96%) MySQL
8 4 (2.96%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (2.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (2.22%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (2.22%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 3 (2.22%) Oracle Database
9 3 (2.22%) Oracle ODI
9 3 (2.22%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 3 (2.22%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 44 (32.59%) Jenkins
2 42 (31.11%) Git (software)
3 33 (24.44%) Maven
4 18 (13.33%) Artifactory
5 17 (12.59%) Sonatype Nexus
5 17 (12.59%) TeamCity
6 16 (11.85%) Ant
6 16 (11.85%) JIRA
7 15 (11.11%) Eclipse
8 7 (5.19%) Vagrant
9 6 (4.44%) Subversion
9 6 (4.44%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (2.22%) LoadRunner
11 2 (1.48%) GitLab
11 2 (1.48%) Introscope
11 2 (1.48%) JMeter
11 2 (1.48%) Oracle Forms
11 2 (1.48%) WebPagetest
12 1 (0.74%) Grunt
12 1 (0.74%) Jasmine
General
1 40 (29.63%) Finance
2 24 (17.78%) Banking
3 4 (2.96%) Back Office
3 4 (2.96%) General Ledger
4 3 (2.22%) Aerospace
4 3 (2.22%) Retail
5 2 (1.48%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.48%) Front Office
5 2 (1.48%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.48%) Legal
5 2 (1.48%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.74%) Electronics
6 1 (0.74%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.74%) Marketing
6 1 (0.74%) Military
6 1 (0.74%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 47 (34.81%) Developer
2 16 (11.85%) Administrator
3 15 (11.11%) DevOps Engineer
4 11 (8.15%) Consultant
5 10 (7.41%) Java Developer
5 10 (7.41%) Systems Administrator
6 7 (5.19%) ETL Developer
6 7 (5.19%) Linux Administrator
7 6 (4.44%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 6 (4.44%) Linux Engineer
7 6 (4.44%) Oracle Developer
7 6 (4.44%) Project Manager
7 6 (4.44%) Security Consultant
7 6 (4.44%) Unix Administrator
7 6 (4.44%) Unix Systems Administrator
8 5 (3.70%) Analyst
8 5 (3.70%) Unix Engineer
9 4 (2.96%) C++ Software Engineer
9 4 (2.96%) Performance Engineer
9 4 (2.96%) SAS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (17.04%) CSS
1 23 (17.04%) HTML
2 22 (16.30%) Web Services
3 20 (14.81%) XML
4 17 (12.59%) J2EE
5 16 (11.85%) CSS3
5 16 (11.85%) Hibernate
5 16 (11.85%) HTML5
5 16 (11.85%) JSP
5 16 (11.85%) REST
5 16 (11.85%) SOAP
5 16 (11.85%) Spring
6 15 (11.11%) DHTML
6 15 (11.11%) EJB
6 15 (11.11%) JMS
6 15 (11.11%) LDAP
7 5 (3.70%) .NET
7 5 (3.70%) ASP.NET
8 4 (2.96%) Middleware
8 4 (2.96%) ModSecurity
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.19%) User Experience
3 5 (3.70%) Linux Command Line
4 4 (2.96%) Linked Data
5 2 (1.48%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.48%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.48%) PKI
5 2 (1.48%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.48%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.74%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.74%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.74%) DataPower
6 1 (0.74%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.74%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.74%) NHS
6 1 (0.74%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.74%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.74%) VAX
6 1 (0.74%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 77 (57.04%) Linux
2 30 (22.22%) Windows
3 25 (18.52%) CentOS
4 18 (13.33%) Windows Server
5 11 (8.15%) Solaris
6 10 (7.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (5.19%) Windows 10
7 7 (5.19%) Windows 7
8 6 (4.44%) AIX
9 5 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (3.70%) Windows XP
10 3 (2.22%) Debian
10 3 (2.22%) Ubuntu
10 3 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.74%) VxWorks
11 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (42.22%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (20.74%) DevOps
3 24 (17.78%) Continuous Integration
4 17 (12.59%) Business Intelligence
4 17 (12.59%) Microservices
5 16 (11.85%) ETL
6 13 (9.63%) SDLC
6 13 (9.63%) SOA
7 12 (8.89%) Configuration Management
7 12 (8.89%) Scrum
8 11 (8.15%) Test Automation
9 10 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
9 10 (7.41%) Problem-Solving
9 10 (7.41%) Unit Testing
10 9 (6.67%) Continuous Delivery
10 9 (6.67%) Data Modelling
10 9 (6.67%) Validation
11 8 (5.93%) Performance Tuning
11 8 (5.93%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (5.93%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 61 (45.19%) SQL
2 37 (27.41%) Java
3 35 (25.93%) PL/SQL
4 27 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 19 (14.07%) Shell Script
6 15 (11.11%) Python
7 10 (7.41%) Bash Shell
8 7 (5.19%) Ruby
9 6 (4.44%) C++
9 6 (4.44%) Dart
9 6 (4.44%) Perl
9 6 (4.44%) PowerShell
9 6 (4.44%) SAS Macro
10 4 (2.96%) C
11 3 (2.22%) Embedded C
11 3 (2.22%) Embedded C++
12 2 (1.48%) Korn
12 2 (1.48%) PHP
12 2 (1.48%) T-SQL
12 2 (1.48%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 34 (25.19%) Security Cleared
2 19 (14.07%) SC Cleared
3 7 (5.19%) CISSP
4 6 (4.44%) DV Cleared
5 4 (2.96%) CESG Certified Professional
5 4 (2.96%) CLAS
6 3 (2.22%) MCP
6 3 (2.22%) MCSA
6 3 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.48%) Degree
7 2 (1.48%) GIAC
7 2 (1.48%) ISACA
8 1 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.74%) CISM
8 1 (0.74%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.74%) HND
8 1 (0.74%) ISEB
8 1 (0.74%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.74%) OSCP
8 1 (0.74%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.93%) QA
2 6 (4.44%) RMADS
3 4 (2.96%) JSP 440
3 4 (2.96%) PCI DSS
4 3 (2.22%) SLA
5 2 (1.48%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (1.48%) GDPR
5 2 (1.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.74%) Basel II
6 1 (0.74%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.74%) DO-178B
6 1 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.74%) PMO
System Software
1 28 (20.74%) Docker
2 16 (11.85%) Active Directory
3 10 (7.41%) Hyper-V
4 8 (5.93%) Xen
5 5 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (1.48%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.74%) GPFS
7 1 (0.74%) IAG
7 1 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.74%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 33 (24.44%) Ansible
2 13 (9.63%) Puppet
3 10 (7.41%) SCCM
4 9 (6.67%) SCOM
5 6 (4.44%) Kubernetes
6 5 (3.70%) Nagios
7 4 (2.96%) EMC NetWorker
8 3 (2.22%) NetBackup
8 3 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (2.22%) SCSM
8 3 (2.22%) SELinux
8 3 (2.22%) systemd
8 3 (2.22%) WSUS
9 2 (1.48%) FortiGate
9 2 (1.48%) FreeIPA
9 2 (1.48%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (1.48%) Netcool
9 2 (1.48%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 2 (1.48%) Opsview
9 2 (1.48%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 58 (42.96%) Oracle
2 30 (22.22%) Red Hat
3 28 (20.74%) Microsoft
4 14 (10.37%) VMware
5 8 (5.93%) Citrix
6 6 (4.44%) DataFlux
6 6 (4.44%) EMC
6 6 (4.44%) NetApp
7 5 (3.70%) Talend
8 4 (2.96%) AppDynamics
8 4 (2.96%) CA
8 4 (2.96%) CheckPoint
8 4 (2.96%) Cloudera
8 4 (2.96%) ESRI
8 4 (2.96%) IBM
8 4 (2.96%) Teradata
9 3 (2.22%) Centrify
9 3 (2.22%) Cisco
9 3 (2.22%) HP
10 2 (1.48%) Veritas