Period
to 21 April 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 April 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 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 65 95 56
Rank change year-on-year +30 -39 +8
Contract jobs citing Unix 159 117 211
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 3.11% 2.22% 3.54%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.49% 12.75% 16.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 77 161
South West median daily rate £445 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.71% +9.68% -12.92%
10th Percentile £366 £223 £275
90th Percentile £573 £538 £500
England median daily rate £500 £450 £434
% change year-on-year +11.11% +3.69% +2.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 5
South West median hourly rate £33.00 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.50% +14.29% -1.41%
10th Percentile £30.50 £35.20 £26.25
90th Percentile £44.63 £41.80 £39.00
England median hourly rate £32.50 £40.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year -18.75% +15.94% +15.00%

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 1,097 918 1,258
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 21.46% 17.40% 21.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 596 548 769
South West median daily rate £378 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.86% - -3.45%
10th Percentile £158 £133 £160
90th Percentile £553 £525 £500
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 109 130
South West median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.57% -33.33% +50.00%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.95 £12.10
90th Percentile £41.70 £46.90 £46.03
England median hourly rate £17.14 £16.64 £17.00
% change year-on-year +2.97% -2.12% +6.25%

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 April 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
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 April 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 +10 42 £425 +6.25% 18
Wiltshire +7 29 £425 +21.43% 7
Somerset +12 25 £525 +10.53% 11
Dorset +10 25 £435 +4.19% 16
Devon 0 20 £495 +16.47% 8
Gloucestershire 0 9 £475 +2.70% 9
Cornwall - 1 - -
Unix
England

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 92 (57.86%) Linux
2 71 (44.65%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (40.25%) SQL
4 58 (36.48%) Oracle
5 51 (32.08%) Git (software)
6 45 (28.30%) Jenkins
7 42 (26.42%) Java
8 41 (25.79%) Ansible
8 41 (25.79%) DevOps
9 40 (25.16%) Security Cleared
9 40 (25.16%) Finance
10 37 (23.27%) Docker
11 34 (21.38%) Firewall
11 34 (21.38%) Maven
11 34 (21.38%) Windows
11 34 (21.38%) Red Hat
12 33 (20.75%) Continuous Integration
13 32 (20.13%) CentOS
14 31 (19.50%) Banking
15 30 (18.87%) PL/SQL
16 26 (16.35%) Hadoop
16 26 (16.35%) Network Security
17 25 (15.72%) JavaScript
18 24 (15.09%) Solaris
18 24 (15.09%) Microsoft
19 23 (14.47%) Kerberos
20 22 (13.84%) LDAP
20 22 (13.84%) HTML
20 22 (13.84%) CSS
20 22 (13.84%) Web Services

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 14 (8.81%) Confluence
2 11 (6.92%) Apache
2 11 (6.92%) WebSphere
3 10 (6.29%) IIS
4 9 (5.66%) SAS
4 9 (5.66%) Tomcat
5 8 (5.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 6 (3.77%) JBoss
6 6 (3.77%) nginx
7 5 (3.14%) Oracle Workflow
8 4 (2.52%) Apache Solr
8 4 (2.52%) ArcGIS
8 4 (2.52%) SharePoint
9 3 (1.89%) Skype for Business
10 2 (1.26%) Alfresco
10 2 (1.26%) Mule
11 1 (0.63%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.63%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (1.89%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (3.14%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (3.14%) Oracle Receivables
2 4 (2.52%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (1.89%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (1.26%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 17 (10.69%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (5.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (3.77%) Office 365
4 4 (2.52%) GitHub
5 3 (1.89%) OpenShift
6 2 (1.26%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (1.26%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (1.26%) PaaS
6 2 (1.26%) Serverless
6 2 (1.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (21.38%) Firewall
2 26 (16.35%) Network Security
3 23 (14.47%) Kerberos
4 8 (5.03%) SAN
5 5 (3.14%) HTTP
5 5 (3.14%) TCP/IP
6 4 (2.52%) DNS
6 4 (2.52%) SSH
6 4 (2.52%) SSL
7 3 (1.89%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (1.89%) NAS
7 3 (1.89%) Skype
7 3 (1.89%) VoIP
8 2 (1.26%) DHCP
8 2 (1.26%) HTTPS
8 2 (1.26%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (1.26%) MPLS
8 2 (1.26%) tcpdump
8 2 (1.26%) VPN
8 2 (1.26%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (16.35%) Hadoop
2 16 (10.06%) Data Warehouse
2 16 (10.06%) Relational Database
3 13 (8.18%) Big Data
3 13 (8.18%) SQL Server
4 12 (7.55%) DB2
5 11 (6.92%) MySQL
6 9 (5.66%) Apache Hive
7 7 (4.40%) Ingres
7 7 (4.40%) RDBMS
8 6 (3.77%) Base SAS
8 6 (3.77%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 5 (3.14%) GIS
9 5 (3.14%) MariaDB
9 5 (3.14%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (3.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (2.52%) MongoDB
10 4 (2.52%) Oracle ODI
10 4 (2.52%) Star Schema
11 3 (1.89%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 51 (32.08%) Git (software)
2 45 (28.30%) Jenkins
3 34 (21.38%) Maven
4 20 (12.58%) Sonatype Nexus
5 14 (8.81%) JIRA
5 14 (8.81%) TeamCity
6 13 (8.18%) Artifactory
7 12 (7.55%) Ant
8 11 (6.92%) Eclipse
9 10 (6.29%) Vagrant
10 8 (5.03%) Subversion
11 6 (3.77%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (1.89%) HP UFT
13 2 (1.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 2 (1.26%) GitLab
13 2 (1.26%) Introscope
13 2 (1.26%) JMeter
13 2 (1.26%) LoadRunner
13 2 (1.26%) Oracle Forms
13 2 (1.26%) WebPagetest
General
1 40 (25.16%) Finance
2 31 (19.50%) Banking
3 3 (1.89%) General Ledger
3 3 (1.89%) Investment Banking
3 3 (1.89%) Retail
4 2 (1.26%) Back Office
4 2 (1.26%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.26%) Front Office
4 2 (1.26%) Legal
4 2 (1.26%) Marketing
4 2 (1.26%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.63%) Electronics
5 1 (0.63%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.63%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 49 (30.82%) Developer
2 21 (13.21%) Administrator
3 20 (12.58%) DevOps Engineer
4 16 (10.06%) Systems Administrator
4 16 (10.06%) Unix Administrator
5 15 (9.43%) Unix Systems Administrator
6 13 (8.18%) Analyst
6 13 (8.18%) Consultant
7 9 (5.66%) Applications Support
8 8 (5.03%) ETL Developer
9 7 (4.40%) Java Developer
9 7 (4.40%) Linux Administrator
9 7 (4.40%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 6 (3.77%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 6 (3.77%) Security Consultant
10 6 (3.77%) Test Analyst
11 5 (3.14%) 3rd Line Support
11 5 (3.14%) Oracle Developer
11 5 (3.14%) Project Manager
11 5 (3.14%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (13.84%) CSS
1 22 (13.84%) HTML
1 22 (13.84%) LDAP
1 22 (13.84%) Web Services
2 21 (13.21%) XML
3 15 (9.43%) REST
4 14 (8.81%) SOAP
5 12 (7.55%) Hibernate
5 12 (7.55%) J2EE
5 12 (7.55%) Spring
6 11 (6.92%) CSS3
6 11 (6.92%) DHTML
6 11 (6.92%) EJB
6 11 (6.92%) HTML5
6 11 (6.92%) JMS
6 11 (6.92%) JSP
7 10 (6.29%) Middleware
8 7 (4.40%) .NET
9 6 (3.77%) ASP.NET
10 5 (3.14%) POJO
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.29%) Management Information System
2 8 (5.03%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.40%) Freedom of Information
3 7 (4.40%) Freedom of Information Act
3 7 (4.40%) User Experience
4 4 (2.52%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.52%) Linked Data
5 3 (1.89%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (1.89%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (1.89%) SWIFT
6 2 (1.26%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.26%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (1.26%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.26%) PKI
6 2 (1.26%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.63%) AS400
7 1 (0.63%) Clustering
7 1 (0.63%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.63%) Tandem
7 1 (0.63%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 92 (57.86%) Linux
2 34 (21.38%) Windows
3 32 (20.13%) CentOS
4 24 (15.09%) Solaris
5 18 (11.32%) Windows Server
6 14 (8.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (4.40%) Windows 10
7 7 (4.40%) Windows 7
7 7 (4.40%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (3.77%) AIX
9 3 (1.89%) Debian
9 3 (1.89%) Windows XP
10 2 (1.26%) Ubuntu
10 2 (1.26%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.26%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.63%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (44.65%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (25.79%) DevOps
3 33 (20.75%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (10.06%) Business Intelligence
4 16 (10.06%) ETL
4 16 (10.06%) SDLC
5 14 (8.81%) ITIL
5 14 (8.81%) Microservices
6 13 (8.18%) Continuous Delivery
7 12 (7.55%) Continuous Improvement
7 12 (7.55%) Test Automation
7 12 (7.55%) Web Development
8 11 (6.92%) Configuration Management
8 11 (6.92%) SOA
8 11 (6.92%) Waterfall
9 10 (6.29%) Data Modelling
9 10 (6.29%) Data Protection
9 10 (6.29%) Scrum
9 10 (6.29%) Service Management
9 10 (6.29%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 64 (40.25%) SQL
2 42 (26.42%) Java
3 30 (18.87%) PL/SQL
4 25 (15.72%) JavaScript
5 21 (13.21%) Python
6 15 (9.43%) Bash Shell
6 15 (9.43%) Shell Script
7 9 (5.66%) Perl
8 7 (4.40%) Korn
8 7 (4.40%) PHP
9 6 (3.77%) Dart
9 6 (3.77%) PowerShell
9 6 (3.77%) Ruby
9 6 (3.77%) SAS Macro
10 4 (2.52%) C
11 3 (1.89%) R
11 3 (1.89%) T-SQL
12 2 (1.26%) C++
12 2 (1.26%) Groovy
12 2 (1.26%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 40 (25.16%) Security Cleared
2 20 (12.58%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.40%) CISSP
3 7 (4.40%) DV Cleared
4 5 (3.14%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (2.52%) CESG Certified Professional
5 4 (2.52%) CLAS
5 4 (2.52%) Degree
6 3 (1.89%) MCP
6 3 (1.89%) MCSA
6 3 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.26%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.63%) CISM
8 1 (0.63%) GIAC
8 1 (0.63%) HND
8 1 (0.63%) ISACA
8 1 (0.63%) OSCP
8 1 (0.63%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.29%) QA
2 5 (3.14%) PCI DSS
3 4 (2.52%) JSP 440
3 4 (2.52%) RMADS
4 3 (1.89%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (1.89%) GDPR
5 2 (1.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.63%) Basel II
6 1 (0.63%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.63%) SLA
System Software
1 37 (23.27%) Docker
2 9 (5.66%) Active Directory
3 8 (5.03%) Hyper-V
3 8 (5.03%) Xen
4 5 (3.14%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.63%) IAG
5 1 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 41 (25.79%) Ansible
2 16 (10.06%) Puppet
3 8 (5.03%) EMC NetWorker
4 7 (4.40%) SCCM
4 7 (4.40%) SCOM
5 4 (2.52%) Nagios
5 4 (2.52%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (1.89%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (1.89%) SCSM
6 3 (1.89%) Terraform
7 2 (1.26%) FreeIPA
7 2 (1.26%) Kubernetes
7 2 (1.26%) Opsview
7 2 (1.26%) SELinux
8 1 (0.63%) Bcfg2
8 1 (0.63%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (0.63%) Control-M
8 1 (0.63%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.63%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.63%) OSSEC
Vendors
1 58 (36.48%) Oracle
2 34 (21.38%) Red Hat
3 24 (15.09%) Microsoft
4 9 (5.66%) VMware
5 8 (5.03%) Centrify
5 8 (5.03%) EMC
6 6 (3.77%) DataFlux
7 5 (3.14%) CA
8 4 (2.52%) AppDynamics
8 4 (2.52%) CheckPoint
8 4 (2.52%) Cisco
8 4 (2.52%) Citrix
8 4 (2.52%) Cloudera
8 4 (2.52%) ESRI
8 4 (2.52%) IBM
8 4 (2.52%) NetApp
8 4 (2.52%) Talend
8 4 (2.52%) Teradata
9 2 (1.26%) Hortonworks
9 2 (1.26%) New Relic