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 June 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 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 65 40 55
Rank change year-on-year -25 +15  
Contract jobs citing Unix 83 124 94
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 3.03% 4.14% 3.05%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.00% 19.62% 14.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 65 64
Median daily rate £410 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +0.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £316 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £579 £575 £499
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Median hourly rate £39.50 - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £27.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year +43.63% -29.48%  

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 461 632 664
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 16.84% 21.09% 21.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 695 795 946
Median daily rate £365 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £158 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £625 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £348
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 99 255
Median hourly rate £39.50 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +163.33% -14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.16 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.75 £37.75 £28.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -8.82% +3.03%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 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 3 months to 28 June 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
Bristol -10 28 £400 +6.66% 5
Devon - 19 £425 - 1
Wiltshire +6 11 £400 - 6
Dorset +2 11 £409 +3.15% 4
Somerset -2 7 £575 - 1
Gloucestershire -27 3 £250 -44.44% 1
Cornwall - 2 £401 - 1
Unix
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 81 (61.83%) Linux
2 59 (45.04%) SQL
3 51 (38.93%) Oracle
3 51 (38.93%) Security Cleared
4 39 (29.77%) Windows
5 38 (29.01%) Java
6 37 (28.24%) SC Cleared
7 34 (25.95%) Agile Software Development
8 30 (22.90%) Red Hat
9 28 (21.37%) SQL Server
10 27 (20.61%) Microsoft
10 27 (20.61%) Test Automation
10 27 (20.61%) Jenkins
11 26 (19.85%) Python
12 25 (19.08%) Solaris
13 22 (16.79%) REST
13 22 (16.79%) DevOps
13 22 (16.79%) Continuous Integration
14 21 (16.03%) Docker
14 21 (16.03%) HTML
14 21 (16.03%) Cisco
14 21 (16.03%) Firewall
15 20 (15.27%) Apache
15 20 (15.27%) Git (software)
16 19 (14.50%) CentOS
16 19 (14.50%) JavaScript
16 19 (14.50%) VMware
17 18 (13.74%) Finance
17 18 (13.74%) OWASP
17 18 (13.74%) Amazon AWS

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 (15.27%) Apache
2 17 (12.98%) Tomcat
3 10 (7.63%) JBoss
3 10 (7.63%) WebLogic
4 9 (6.87%) MS Exchange
5 8 (6.11%) iPlanet
5 8 (6.11%) Oracle Application Server
6 7 (5.34%) nginx
7 6 (4.58%) ArcGIS
8 4 (3.05%) SharePoint
8 4 (3.05%) WebSphere
8 4 (3.05%) WebSphere Portal
9 3 (2.29%) Alfresco
9 3 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (2.29%) Mule
10 2 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (1.53%) GlassFish
10 2 (1.53%) Live Communications Server
10 2 (1.53%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (2.29%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (4.58%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 2 (1.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.76%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.76%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 18 (13.74%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.05%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (2.29%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (1.53%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.76%) Office 365
5 1 (0.76%) PaaS
5 1 (0.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (16.03%) Firewall
2 16 (12.21%) TCP/IP
3 13 (9.92%) SAN
4 10 (7.63%) LAN
5 8 (6.11%) DNS
6 7 (5.34%) Internet
6 7 (5.34%) NAS
7 6 (4.58%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (4.58%) HTTP
8 5 (3.82%) LDAP
9 4 (3.05%) DHCP
9 4 (3.05%) Network Security
9 4 (3.05%) WAN
10 3 (2.29%) IP Telephony
10 3 (2.29%) IPsec
10 3 (2.29%) SSL
11 2 (1.53%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 2 (1.53%) Fibre Channel
11 2 (1.53%) MPLS
12 1 (0.76%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (21.37%) SQL Server
2 11 (8.40%) Oracle Database
3 10 (7.63%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (7.63%) Hadoop
4 9 (6.87%) MySQL
4 9 (6.87%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (6.87%) Relational Database
5 7 (5.34%) Apache Hive
5 7 (5.34%) Big Data
5 7 (5.34%) GIS
6 4 (3.05%) Oracle BI EE
6 4 (3.05%) Oracle ODI
6 4 (3.05%) Star Schema
7 3 (2.29%) Amazon Redshift
7 3 (2.29%) MongoDB
7 3 (2.29%) Neo4j
8 2 (1.53%) Geospatial Data
8 2 (1.53%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.53%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.53%) Redis
Development Applications
1 27 (20.61%) Jenkins
2 20 (15.27%) Git (software)
3 13 (9.92%) Maven
4 11 (8.40%) Vagrant
5 7 (5.34%) Sonatype Nexus
5 7 (5.34%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (4.58%) JUnit
7 5 (3.82%) Ant
7 5 (3.82%) Subversion
7 5 (3.82%) Talend Open Studio
8 4 (3.05%) Selenium
9 3 (2.29%) Cucumber
9 3 (2.29%) GoCD
9 3 (2.29%) LoadRunner
9 3 (2.29%) Rational Functional Tester
10 2 (1.53%) Apache Buildr
10 2 (1.53%) Eclipse
10 2 (1.53%) JIRA
10 2 (1.53%) jMock
10 2 (1.53%) Mercurial
General
1 18 (13.74%) Finance
2 6 (4.58%) Back Office
2 6 (4.58%) Marketing
2 6 (4.58%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.05%) Banking
4 3 (2.29%) Retail
5 2 (1.53%) Electronics
5 2 (1.53%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.53%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.53%) Military
6 1 (0.76%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.76%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 46 (35.11%) Developer
2 14 (10.69%) Java Developer
3 12 (9.16%) Unix Engineer
4 11 (8.40%) Analyst
4 11 (8.40%) Consultant
5 10 (7.63%) Linux Engineer
6 9 (6.87%) Security Consultant
6 9 (6.87%) Senior Developer
6 9 (6.87%) Software Developer
6 9 (6.87%) Solaris Engineer
7 8 (6.11%) Administrator
7 8 (6.11%) Python Developer
8 7 (5.34%) Applications Support
8 7 (5.34%) Systems Administrator
9 6 (4.58%) Senior Software Developer
9 6 (4.58%) Support Engineer
9 6 (4.58%) Systems Engineer
10 5 (3.82%) ETL Developer
10 5 (3.82%) Unix Administrator
10 5 (3.82%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (16.79%) REST
2 21 (16.03%) HTML
3 17 (12.98%) CSS
3 17 (12.98%) JSON
4 16 (12.21%) SOAP
5 15 (11.45%) RabbitMQ
6 14 (10.69%) XML
7 13 (9.92%) Web Services
8 10 (7.63%) J2EE
8 10 (7.63%) Middleware
9 9 (6.87%) Hibernate
9 9 (6.87%) Spring
9 9 (6.87%) SQLAlchemy
10 6 (4.58%) RESTful
11 5 (3.82%) .NET
11 5 (3.82%) HTML5
12 4 (3.05%) .NET Framework
12 4 (3.05%) ASP.NET
12 4 (3.05%) ASP.NET Web API
12 4 (3.05%) IBM Integration Bus
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.92%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (9.16%) Clustering
3 6 (4.58%) VAX
4 5 (3.82%) Data Centre
4 5 (3.82%) Linked Data
5 4 (3.05%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.05%) Fat Client
5 4 (3.05%) N-Tier
5 4 (3.05%) Thin Client
6 3 (2.29%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (2.29%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.29%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 2 (1.53%) CESG
7 2 (1.53%) CESG CLAS
7 2 (1.53%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (1.53%) PKI
8 1 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.76%) iPad
8 1 (0.76%) RIA
8 1 (0.76%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 81 (61.83%) Linux
2 39 (29.77%) Windows
3 25 (19.08%) Solaris
4 19 (14.50%) CentOS
5 12 (9.16%) Windows Server
6 11 (8.40%) Mac OS
6 11 (8.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (6.87%) AIX
8 7 (5.34%) HPUX
9 6 (4.58%) Debian
9 6 (4.58%) SUSE
9 6 (4.58%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (2.29%) Mac OS X
10 3 (2.29%) Ubuntu
11 2 (1.53%) Data ONTAP
11 2 (1.53%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (1.53%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (1.53%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.76%) VMS
12 1 (0.76%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (25.95%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (20.61%) Test Automation
3 22 (16.79%) Continuous Integration
3 22 (16.79%) DevOps
4 18 (13.74%) OWASP
5 17 (12.98%) ITIL
5 17 (12.98%) Open Source
6 10 (7.63%) Configuration Management
6 10 (7.63%) High Availability
6 10 (7.63%) Software Engineering
7 9 (6.87%) Data Analysis
7 9 (6.87%) ETL
7 9 (6.87%) Front End Development
7 9 (6.87%) Load Balancing
7 9 (6.87%) Pair Programming
7 9 (6.87%) SIEM
7 9 (6.87%) Translating Business Requirements
8 8 (6.11%) Mentoring
8 8 (6.11%) Unit Testing
9 7 (5.34%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 59 (45.04%) SQL
2 38 (29.01%) Java
3 26 (19.85%) Python
4 19 (14.50%) JavaScript
5 16 (12.21%) Shell Script
6 14 (10.69%) PL/SQL
7 13 (9.92%) Perl
8 12 (9.16%) Bash Shell
9 8 (6.11%) C
9 8 (6.11%) C#
10 7 (5.34%) Dart
11 5 (3.82%) PowerShell
12 4 (3.05%) PHP
12 4 (3.05%) Scala
12 4 (3.05%) T-SQL
13 3 (2.29%) C++
13 3 (2.29%) Groovy
13 3 (2.29%) Ruby
14 1 (0.76%) C-shell
14 1 (0.76%) Korn
Qualifications
1 51 (38.93%) Security Cleared
2 37 (28.24%) SC Cleared
3 11 (8.40%) DV Cleared
4 9 (6.87%) CESG Certified Professional
4 9 (6.87%) CISSP
4 9 (6.87%) CLAS
5 6 (4.58%) Degree
6 5 (3.82%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (3.05%) ISEB
7 4 (3.05%) ISTQB
8 3 (2.29%) CCNA
8 3 (2.29%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (2.29%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (2.29%) SANS
9 2 (1.53%) CCNP
9 2 (1.53%) CISM
9 2 (1.53%) CREST Certified
9 2 (1.53%) GCIA
9 2 (1.53%) GCIH
10 1 (0.76%) RHCSS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (9.92%) QA
2 8 (6.11%) JSP 440
3 5 (3.82%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (3.82%) RMADS
4 4 (3.05%) Data Quality
4 4 (3.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (2.29%) Basel II
5 3 (2.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (1.53%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (1.53%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.76%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 21 (16.03%) Docker
2 14 (10.69%) Active Directory
2 14 (10.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (8.40%) VirtualBox
4 8 (6.11%) Hyper-V
5 7 (5.34%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 6 (4.58%) KVM
7 4 (3.05%) LXC
7 4 (3.05%) vSphere
8 3 (2.29%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (1.53%) GFS2
9 2 (1.53%) NFS
9 2 (1.53%) OCFS2
9 2 (1.53%) Samba
9 2 (1.53%) Shibboleth
9 2 (1.53%) Snort
9 2 (1.53%) Xen
10 1 (0.76%) Gluster
10 1 (0.76%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (7.63%) Ansible
2 8 (6.11%) Puppet
3 5 (3.82%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (2.29%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (2.29%) NetBackup
4 3 (2.29%) vCenter Server
4 3 (2.29%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 3 (2.29%) WSUS
5 2 (1.53%) Computer Incident Response Team
5 2 (1.53%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (1.53%) Nessus
5 2 (1.53%) NetApp OnCommand
5 2 (1.53%) Netcool
5 2 (1.53%) Nmap
5 2 (1.53%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (1.53%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.53%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (1.53%) RSA enVision
5 2 (1.53%) Unicenter
5 2 (1.53%) vRealize
Vendors
1 51 (38.93%) Oracle
2 30 (22.90%) Red Hat
3 27 (20.61%) Microsoft
4 21 (16.03%) Cisco
5 19 (14.50%) VMware
6 14 (10.69%) Sun
7 10 (7.63%) F5
7 10 (7.63%) Veritas
8 8 (6.11%) HP
9 6 (4.58%) Cloudera
9 6 (4.58%) ESRI
9 6 (4.58%) IBM
9 6 (4.58%) PlateSpin
10 5 (3.82%) Talend
11 4 (3.05%) SolarWinds
11 4 (3.05%) webMethods
12 3 (2.29%) Citrix
12 3 (2.29%) Dell
12 3 (2.29%) EMC
12 3 (2.29%) McAfee
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