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 3 months to 28 March 2017 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 90 42 69
Rank change year-on-year -48 +27  
Contract jobs citing Unix 48 114 85
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.87% 3.91% 2.70%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.50% 17.14% 13.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 85 46
Median daily rate £442 £375 £441
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.86% -15.01%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £305 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £508 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 4
Median hourly rate £41.00 £35.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.14% -9.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.40 £35.00 £16.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.60 £39.00 £43.41
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -10.00% -  

Unix is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Contract Operating System Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 457 665 619
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 17.78% 22.84% 19.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 271 400 310
Median daily rate £350 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £122 £170 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £455 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 73 85
Median hourly rate £16.50 £19.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.28% +13.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.72 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £46.27 £36.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

Unix
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West citing Unix as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucestershire -3 15 £463 -8.64% 1
Bristol -32 10 £425 +17.64% 13
Wiltshire -6 9 £425 +9.67% 7
Devon -5 6 £525 +35.48% 1
Somerset +4 4 - - 3
Dorset -3 1 - - 4
Unix
England

Unix
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, 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 65 (52.00%) SQL
2 63 (50.40%) Oracle
3 52 (41.60%) Linux
4 51 (40.80%) Security Cleared
5 42 (33.60%) Java
6 37 (29.60%) Windows
7 36 (28.80%) SC Cleared
8 26 (20.80%) PL/SQL
9 25 (20.00%) SQL Server
10 23 (18.40%) XML
10 23 (18.40%) Shell Script
11 22 (17.60%) HTML
12 21 (16.80%) JavaScript
13 20 (16.00%) Finance
13 20 (16.00%) Business Intelligence
14 19 (15.20%) SOAP
14 19 (15.20%) Python
14 19 (15.20%) Git (software)
14 19 (15.20%) REST
15 18 (14.40%) Solaris
16 17 (13.60%) Agile Software Development
16 17 (13.60%) Jenkins
16 17 (13.60%) Oracle Database
17 16 (12.80%) Spring
17 16 (12.80%) VMware
17 16 (12.80%) Microsoft
17 16 (12.80%) Red Hat
18 15 (12.00%) Configuration Management
18 15 (12.00%) Cisco
18 15 (12.00%) HTTP

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 12 (9.60%) WebSphere
2 10 (8.00%) Apache
3 7 (5.60%) Tomcat
4 6 (4.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 5 (4.00%) MS Exchange
5 5 (4.00%) WebLogic
6 4 (3.20%) WebSphere Portal
7 3 (2.40%) SAS
7 3 (2.40%) SharePoint
8 2 (1.60%) Confluence
8 2 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (1.60%) GlassFish
8 2 (1.60%) JBoss
8 2 (1.60%) Live Communications Server
8 2 (1.60%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.80%) OpenStack
Applications
1 13 (10.40%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.40%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.60%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (5.60%) Oracle Applications
2 6 (4.80%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (4.00%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (1.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.80%) Fredhopper
5 1 (0.80%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.20%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (3.20%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.60%) GitHub
3 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.80%) Office 365
3 1 (0.80%) PaaS
3 1 (0.80%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (12.00%) HTTP
2 10 (8.00%) SAN
3 9 (7.20%) Firewall
3 9 (7.20%) TCP/IP
4 5 (4.00%) DMZ
4 5 (4.00%) DNS
4 5 (4.00%) Internet
4 5 (4.00%) LDAP
5 4 (3.20%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (3.20%) Network Security
6 3 (2.40%) DHCP
6 3 (2.40%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 3 (2.40%) LAN
6 3 (2.40%) PuTTY
6 3 (2.40%) WAN
6 3 (2.40%) WinSCP
7 2 (1.60%) IPsec
7 2 (1.60%) NAS
7 2 (1.60%) SSH
7 2 (1.60%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 17 (13.60%) Oracle Database
3 15 (12.00%) Data Warehouse
4 14 (11.20%) Relational Database
5 10 (8.00%) PostgreSQL
6 9 (7.20%) MongoDB
6 9 (7.20%) Oracle BI EE
7 7 (5.60%) BusinessObjects
7 7 (5.60%) Neo4j
8 6 (4.80%) Oracle Reports
9 5 (4.00%) MySQL
9 5 (4.00%) Oracle Database 12c
10 4 (3.20%) Hadoop
10 4 (3.20%) Ingres
10 4 (3.20%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (3.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (3.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (2.40%) DB2
11 3 (2.40%) Oracle ODI
11 3 (2.40%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 19 (15.20%) Git (software)
2 17 (13.60%) Jenkins
3 11 (8.80%) Ant
3 11 (8.80%) Subversion
4 9 (7.20%) JIRA
4 9 (7.20%) Maven
5 7 (5.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 7 (5.60%) Gradle
5 7 (5.60%) Selenium
6 6 (4.80%) JUnit
6 6 (4.80%) LoadRunner
7 5 (4.00%) Cucumber
8 4 (3.20%) GoCD
8 4 (3.20%) WebDriver
9 3 (2.40%) Artifactory
9 3 (2.40%) Eclipse
9 3 (2.40%) Rational Functional Tester
9 3 (2.40%) Selenium IDE
9 3 (2.40%) TeamCity
10 2 (1.60%) Oracle Forms
General
1 20 (16.00%) Finance
2 11 (8.80%) Banking
3 8 (6.40%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.40%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.40%) Retail
5 2 (1.60%) Electronics
5 2 (1.60%) Marketing
6 1 (0.80%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 44 (35.20%) Developer
2 21 (16.80%) Java Developer
3 16 (12.80%) DBA
4 13 (10.40%) Analyst
5 12 (9.60%) Administrator
6 10 (8.00%) Oracle DBA
7 9 (7.20%) Unix Engineer
8 8 (6.40%) Consultant
9 6 (4.80%) Applications Support
9 6 (4.80%) Oracle Applications DBA
9 6 (4.80%) Senior Developer
9 6 (4.80%) VMware Engineer
10 5 (4.00%) Architect
10 5 (4.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 5 (4.00%) Linux Engineer
10 5 (4.00%) Python Developer
10 5 (4.00%) Test Analyst
11 4 (3.20%) Support Analyst
11 4 (3.20%) Systems Administrator
11 4 (3.20%) WebSphere Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (18.40%) XML
2 22 (17.60%) HTML
3 19 (15.20%) REST
3 19 (15.20%) SOAP
4 16 (12.80%) Spring
5 15 (12.00%) Hibernate
5 15 (12.00%) Web Services
6 12 (9.60%) .NET
6 12 (9.60%) CSS
6 12 (9.60%) RabbitMQ
7 10 (8.00%) Middleware
8 9 (7.20%) Dropwizard
9 7 (5.60%) Grails
9 7 (5.60%) HTML5
9 7 (5.60%) JAX-RS
10 6 (4.80%) ASP.NET
10 6 (4.80%) RESTful
11 5 (4.00%) JSP
12 4 (3.20%) EJB
12 4 (3.20%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.40%) Clustering
2 7 (5.60%) VxBlock/Vblock
3 4 (3.20%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.20%) Data Protection Act
3 4 (3.20%) Fat Client
3 4 (3.20%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.20%) N-Tier
3 4 (3.20%) Thin Client
4 3 (2.40%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.60%) CESG
5 2 (1.60%) CESG CLAS
5 2 (1.60%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (1.60%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.60%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (1.60%) PKI
6 1 (0.80%) Cyber Attack
6 1 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.80%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 52 (41.60%) Linux
2 37 (29.60%) Windows
3 18 (14.40%) Solaris
4 11 (8.80%) Mac OS X
5 10 (8.00%) Windows Server
6 8 (6.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (5.60%) CentOS
8 4 (3.20%) AIX
8 4 (3.20%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (2.40%) Ubuntu
10 2 (1.60%) Debian
10 2 (1.60%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.60%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (1.60%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.80%) Fedora
11 1 (0.80%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (16.00%) Business Intelligence
2 17 (13.60%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (12.00%) Configuration Management
3 15 (12.00%) ITIL
4 13 (10.40%) Migration
4 13 (10.40%) Responsive Web Design
4 13 (10.40%) Web Design
5 12 (9.60%) Open Source
6 11 (8.80%) Unit Testing
7 10 (8.00%) Continuous Deployment
8 8 (6.40%) Scrum
8 8 (6.40%) Software Engineering
9 7 (5.60%) Customer Requirements
9 7 (5.60%) DevOps
9 7 (5.60%) Web Development
10 6 (4.80%) Analytics
10 6 (4.80%) Continuous Delivery
10 6 (4.80%) Data Protection
10 6 (4.80%) Microservices
10 6 (4.80%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 65 (52.00%) SQL
2 42 (33.60%) Java
3 26 (20.80%) PL/SQL
4 23 (18.40%) Shell Script
5 21 (16.80%) JavaScript
6 19 (15.20%) Python
7 12 (9.60%) Bash Shell
7 12 (9.60%) Perl
8 11 (8.80%) C
9 8 (6.40%) C#
9 8 (6.40%) PowerShell
10 7 (5.60%) Groovy
11 6 (4.80%) Scala
12 5 (4.00%) Ruby
12 5 (4.00%) T-SQL
13 3 (2.40%) C++
14 2 (1.60%) PHP
14 2 (1.60%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.80%) Jython
Qualifications
1 51 (40.80%) Security Cleared
2 36 (28.80%) SC Cleared
3 12 (9.60%) DV Cleared
4 9 (7.20%) ISEB
4 9 (7.20%) ISTQB
5 6 (4.80%) Degree
6 5 (4.00%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (3.20%) CISSP
8 3 (2.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (2.40%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (2.40%) SANS
9 2 (1.60%) CESG Certified Professional
9 2 (1.60%) CISM
9 2 (1.60%) CLAS
10 1 (0.80%) CREST Certified
10 1 (0.80%) GCIA
10 1 (0.80%) GCIH
10 1 (0.80%) RHCE
10 1 (0.80%) RHCSS
10 1 (0.80%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.60%) Basel II
1 7 (5.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (3.20%) Data Quality
2 4 (3.20%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (2.40%) ISO 9000
3 3 (2.40%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.60%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 2 (1.60%) JSP 440
4 2 (1.60%) RMADS
5 1 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (9.60%) Docker
2 11 (8.80%) Active Directory
3 9 (7.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (7.20%) vSphere
4 5 (4.00%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (3.20%) LXC
6 3 (2.40%) Snort
6 3 (2.40%) Terminal Services
7 2 (1.60%) GFS2
7 2 (1.60%) Hyper-V
7 2 (1.60%) OCFS2
7 2 (1.60%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (1.60%) Shibboleth
8 1 (0.80%) Gluster
8 1 (0.80%) NFS
8 1 (0.80%) Samba
8 1 (0.80%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (5.60%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (4.00%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
2 5 (4.00%) Nessus
3 4 (3.20%) Failover Clustering
3 4 (3.20%) QRadar
3 4 (3.20%) vRealize
4 3 (2.40%) Ansible
4 3 (2.40%) NetBackup
4 3 (2.40%) Nmap
4 3 (2.40%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 2 (1.60%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (1.60%) Netcool
5 2 (1.60%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (1.60%) Puppet
5 2 (1.60%) SCCM
5 2 (1.60%) Unicenter
6 1 (0.80%) Bcfg2
6 1 (0.80%) Computer Incident Response Team
6 1 (0.80%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.80%) SELinux
Vendors
1 63 (50.40%) Oracle
2 16 (12.80%) Microsoft
2 16 (12.80%) Red Hat
2 16 (12.80%) VMware
3 15 (12.00%) Cisco
4 10 (8.00%) IBM
5 9 (7.20%) HP
6 7 (5.60%) Citrix
7 5 (4.00%) Hyperion
7 5 (4.00%) SAP
7 5 (4.00%) webMethods
8 4 (3.20%) ArcSight
8 4 (3.20%) SolarWinds
8 4 (3.20%) Teradata
9 3 (2.40%) Atlassian
9 3 (2.40%) Cloudera
9 3 (2.40%) F5
9 3 (2.40%) IFS
9 3 (2.40%) Qualys
9 3 (2.40%) Splunk
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