Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 72 77 56
Rank change year-on-year +5 -21 +5
Contract jobs citing Unix 205 143 197
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 3.16% 2.59% 3.51%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.29% 13.76% 16.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 89 126
South West median daily rate £450 £410 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.76% +7.54% -4.69%
10th Percentile £338 £311 £300
90th Percentile £538 £570 £575
England median daily rate £495 £485 £438
% change year-on-year +2.06% +10.86% +1.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 4
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50% +45.45%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +16.67% -16.67% +2.86%

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 1,542 1,039 1,175
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 23.80% 18.83% 20.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 894 606 694
South West median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% - -4.11%
10th Percentile £140 £148 £132
90th Percentile £575 £525 £538
England median daily rate £430 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +1.18% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 98 133
South West median hourly rate £19.35 £17.05 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.49% +6.56% -13.51%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.78 £10.80
90th Percentile £48.75 £43.75 £46.60
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 16 December 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 16 December 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
Wiltshire +10 75 £425 +5.46% 6
Bristol -35 44 £475 +18.75% 21
Gloucestershire +14 37 £475 +26.67% 7
Somerset - 22 £525 -
Dorset +4 18 £430 +1.18% 5
Devon -7 7 £425 -21.66% 3
Unix
England

For the 6 months to 16 December 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.

1 148 (72.20%) Linux
2 90 (43.90%) SQL
3 60 (29.27%) Oracle
4 58 (28.29%) Windows
4 58 (28.29%) Python
5 51 (24.88%) Agile Software Development
5 51 (24.88%) Git (software)
6 49 (23.90%) Analytical Skills
6 49 (23.90%) Finance
7 45 (21.95%) Relational Database
8 43 (20.98%) Big Data
9 40 (19.51%) SQL Server
10 39 (19.02%) Red Hat
11 35 (17.07%) Ansible
11 35 (17.07%) Problem-Solving
12 34 (16.59%) Security Cleared
12 34 (16.59%) Shell Script
13 33 (16.10%) Amazon AWS
14 32 (15.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 32 (15.61%) Teradata
15 31 (15.12%) Firewall
16 30 (14.63%) Test Automation
16 30 (14.63%) Windows Server
17 28 (13.66%) ETL
18 27 (13.17%) Active Directory
18 27 (13.17%) DevOps
19 26 (12.68%) PL/SQL
20 25 (12.20%) Java
20 25 (12.20%) CentOS
21 24 (11.71%) PowerShell

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 18 (8.78%) SAS
2 14 (6.83%) Apache
3 8 (3.90%) IIS
3 8 (3.90%) Tomcat
4 5 (2.44%) ColdFusion
4 5 (2.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 5 (2.44%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.95%) Confluence
5 4 (1.95%) MS Exchange
5 4 (1.95%) SharePoint Server
6 3 (1.46%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.98%) Live Communications Server
7 2 (0.98%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.98%) WildFly
8 1 (0.49%) Ethereum
8 1 (0.49%) JBoss
8 1 (0.49%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (2.93%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (2.93%) MS Visio
2 4 (1.95%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.49%) HipChat
3 1 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.49%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 3 (1.46%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (1.46%) Oracle EBS R12
1 3 (1.46%) Oracle Payables
1 3 (1.46%) Oracle Receivables
2 2 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.49%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 33 (16.10%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (4.88%) OpenShift
3 9 (4.39%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (2.44%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (2.44%) Amazon S3
4 5 (2.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 3 (1.46%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (1.46%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (1.46%) Office 365
6 1 (0.49%) G Suite
6 1 (0.49%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 31 (15.12%) Firewall
2 17 (8.29%) Network Security
3 15 (7.32%) Kerberos
3 15 (7.32%) OpenLDAP
4 11 (5.37%) DHCP
4 11 (5.37%) DNS
5 10 (4.88%) SAN
6 9 (4.39%) Internet
7 8 (3.90%) Intrusion Detection
7 8 (3.90%) NAS
7 8 (3.90%) TCP/IP
8 7 (3.41%) HTTP
8 7 (3.41%) VPN
9 6 (2.93%) SSL
10 5 (2.44%) iSCSI
11 3 (1.46%) IPv6
12 2 (0.98%) LAN
13 1 (0.49%) ADSL
13 1 (0.49%) VoIP
13 1 (0.49%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (21.95%) Relational Database
2 43 (20.98%) Big Data
3 40 (19.51%) SQL Server
4 24 (11.71%) MySQL
4 24 (11.71%) Oracle Database
5 16 (7.80%) Data Warehouse
6 15 (7.32%) PostgreSQL
7 14 (6.83%) MongoDB
8 13 (6.34%) DB2
8 13 (6.34%) Hadoop
9 12 (5.85%) Base SAS
9 12 (5.85%) SAS Enterprise Guide
10 11 (5.37%) RDBMS
11 10 (4.88%) DataStage
11 10 (4.88%) IBM InfoSphere
12 9 (4.39%) Apache Hive
12 9 (4.39%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
13 6 (2.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 5 (2.44%) Oracle ODI
14 5 (2.44%) QualityStage
Development Applications
1 51 (24.88%) Git (software)
2 18 (8.78%) Jenkins
3 11 (5.37%) Cucumber
3 11 (5.37%) Selenium
3 11 (5.37%) Subversion
4 7 (3.41%) Gerrit
5 4 (1.95%) ERwin
6 3 (1.46%) JIRA
6 3 (1.46%) JUnit
6 3 (1.46%) Mockito
6 3 (1.46%) SonarQube
7 2 (0.98%) Checkstyle
7 2 (0.98%) Hudson
7 2 (0.98%) Liquibase
7 2 (0.98%) Maven
7 2 (0.98%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.49%) jMock
8 1 (0.49%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.49%) webpack
General
1 49 (23.90%) Finance
2 14 (6.83%) Banking
3 5 (2.44%) Aerospace
4 4 (1.95%) Military
4 4 (1.95%) Retail
5 3 (1.46%) Electronics
5 3 (1.46%) General Ledger
5 3 (1.46%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.46%) Marketing
5 3 (1.46%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.98%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.49%) Games
7 1 (0.49%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 56 (27.32%) Developer
2 36 (17.56%) Administrator
3 18 (8.78%) DBA
4 16 (7.80%) DevOps Engineer
5 12 (5.85%) SAS Developer
5 12 (5.85%) Unix Engineer
6 9 (4.39%) Architect
6 9 (4.39%) Consultant
6 9 (4.39%) Java Developer
6 9 (4.39%) Oracle DBA
7 8 (3.90%) AWS DevOps
7 8 (3.90%) Linux Engineer
8 7 (3.41%) Analyst
8 7 (3.41%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 7 (3.41%) AWS Engineer
8 7 (3.41%) Infrastructure Specialist
9 6 (2.93%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 6 (2.93%) Linux Administrator
9 6 (2.93%) Software Engineer
9 6 (2.93%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (9.27%) LDAP
2 17 (8.29%) HTML
3 14 (6.83%) CSS
4 12 (5.85%) React
4 12 (5.85%) XML
5 11 (5.37%) Gherkin
5 11 (5.37%) Middleware
6 10 (4.88%) LAMP
7 8 (3.90%) Web Services
8 6 (2.93%) Hibernate
8 6 (2.93%) jQuery
8 6 (2.93%) REST
9 5 (2.44%) ASP.NET
9 5 (2.44%) J2EE
9 5 (2.44%) SOAP
10 4 (1.95%) .NET
10 4 (1.95%) JMS
10 4 (1.95%) Spring
11 3 (1.46%) Java EE
11 3 (1.46%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 49 (23.90%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (7.32%) Linux Command Line
3 13 (6.34%) Management Information System
3 13 (6.34%) Replication
4 11 (5.37%) Clustering
5 5 (2.44%) Wiki
6 4 (1.95%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.46%) Data Centre
8 2 (0.98%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.98%) PKI
8 2 (0.98%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (0.98%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.49%) Cloud Native
9 1 (0.49%) Derivative
9 1 (0.49%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.49%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.49%) User Experience
9 1 (0.49%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 148 (72.20%) Linux
2 58 (28.29%) Windows
3 32 (15.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 30 (14.63%) Windows Server
5 25 (12.20%) CentOS
6 18 (8.78%) Solaris
7 13 (6.34%) AIX
8 9 (4.39%) Mac OS X
9 4 (1.95%) zOS
10 3 (1.46%) Debian
10 3 (1.46%) Ubuntu
10 3 (1.46%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.98%) VMS
11 2 (0.98%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.98%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.98%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.49%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (0.49%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (24.88%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (17.07%) Problem-Solving
3 30 (14.63%) Test Automation
4 28 (13.66%) ETL
5 27 (13.17%) DevOps
6 23 (11.22%) Migration
7 22 (10.73%) Data Architecture
7 22 (10.73%) Data Science
7 22 (10.73%) Experimental Design
7 22 (10.73%) Statistical Analysis
8 18 (8.78%) Data Security
9 16 (7.80%) Disaster Recovery
10 15 (7.32%) Configuration Management
10 15 (7.32%) High Availability
11 13 (6.34%) SDLC
12 12 (5.85%) Data Validation
12 12 (5.85%) Digital Transformation Programme
12 12 (5.85%) Validation
13 11 (5.37%) ITIL
13 11 (5.37%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 90 (43.90%) SQL
2 58 (28.29%) Python
3 34 (16.59%) Shell Script
4 26 (12.68%) PL/SQL
5 25 (12.20%) Java
6 24 (11.71%) PowerShell
7 22 (10.73%) R
8 21 (10.24%) JavaScript
9 12 (5.85%) C
9 12 (5.85%) SAS Macro
9 12 (5.85%) T-SQL
10 10 (4.88%) Bash Shell
10 10 (4.88%) Perl
11 9 (4.39%) PHP
12 7 (3.41%) Ruby
13 6 (2.93%) C++
13 6 (2.93%) Embedded C
13 6 (2.93%) Embedded C++
14 5 (2.44%) Korn
15 4 (1.95%) Scala
Qualifications
1 34 (16.59%) Security Cleared
2 17 (8.29%) DV Cleared
3 15 (7.32%) SC Cleared
4 14 (6.83%) Degree
5 7 (3.41%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (1.95%) CISSP
6 4 (1.95%) GIAC
6 4 (1.95%) ISACA
7 1 (0.49%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.49%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.49%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.90%) Data Quality
2 6 (2.93%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.46%) SLA
4 2 (0.98%) QA
System Software
1 27 (13.17%) Active Directory
2 14 (6.83%) Docker
3 11 (5.37%) Oracle RAC
4 8 (3.90%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (2.44%) NFS
6 3 (1.46%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.46%) Samba
6 3 (1.46%) Snort
6 3 (1.46%) vSphere
7 2 (0.98%) GPFS
7 2 (0.98%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.49%) KVM
8 1 (0.49%) OpenAM
8 1 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 35 (17.07%) Ansible
2 16 (7.80%) Puppet
3 11 (5.37%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 10 (4.88%) Kubernetes
5 9 (4.39%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (3.41%) Red Hat Satellite
7 6 (2.93%) NetBackup
7 6 (2.93%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 5 (2.44%) FortiGate
8 5 (2.44%) OSSEC
9 4 (1.95%) Data Guard
9 4 (1.95%) Terraform
10 3 (1.46%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 3 (1.46%) Oracle RMAN
11 2 (0.98%) EMC NetWorker
11 2 (0.98%) Netcool
11 2 (0.98%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 2 (0.98%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 2 (0.98%) Unicenter
11 2 (0.98%) WSUS
Vendors
1 60 (29.27%) Oracle
2 39 (19.02%) Red Hat
3 32 (15.61%) Teradata
4 16 (7.80%) Cisco
4 16 (7.80%) VMware
5 15 (7.32%) Microsoft
6 14 (6.83%) HP
7 12 (5.85%) DataFlux
7 12 (5.85%) IBM
8 11 (5.37%) Sybase
9 9 (4.39%) Netezza
10 8 (3.90%) EMC
11 7 (3.41%) CheckPoint
12 6 (2.93%) LogRhythm
12 6 (2.93%) Veritas
13 5 (2.44%) Dell
13 5 (2.44%) Talend
14 4 (1.95%) Adobe
14 4 (1.95%) Juniper
14 4 (1.95%) SAP