Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 81 68 50
Rank change year-on-year -13 -18 +3
Contract jobs citing Unix 165 158 235
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.71% 2.87% 4.04%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.32% 16.12% 18.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 105 131
South West median daily rate £435 £401 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.61% +2.04% -6.55%
10th Percentile £306 £313 £313
90th Percentile £505 £545 £575
England median daily rate £500 £475 £425
% change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 0
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.27% - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £29.00 £32.58
% change year-on-year +20.69% -10.98% -6.92%

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 1,339 980 1,274
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 22.03% 17.77% 21.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 737 568 736
South West median daily rate £395 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.86% -3.45% -3.33%
10th Percentile £155 £145 £135
90th Percentile £563 £494 £550
England median daily rate £435 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +2.35% +3.66% +5.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 89 111
South West median hourly rate £33.50 £19.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +76.32% +20.63% -10.00%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.13 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.47 £48.75 £43.00
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 19 October 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 19 October 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 19 October 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 +11 58 £425 +9.68% 13
Bristol -41 39 £475 +24.18% 22
Somerset +10 20 £500 -13.04% 8
Dorset +5 20 £435 +0.29% 2
Gloucestershire 0 15 £450 +38.46% 3
Devon -2 12 £418 -5.86% 4
Unix
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 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.

1 111 (67.27%) Linux
2 62 (37.58%) SQL
3 53 (32.12%) Windows
4 48 (29.09%) Git (software)
5 47 (28.48%) Agile Software Development
6 45 (27.27%) Oracle
7 43 (26.06%) Finance
8 40 (24.24%) Python
9 35 (21.21%) Red Hat
10 32 (19.39%) Firewall
10 32 (19.39%) Amazon AWS
11 31 (18.79%) Active Directory
12 29 (17.58%) Ansible
13 27 (16.36%) Java
14 26 (15.76%) Test Automation
14 26 (15.76%) Windows Server
15 25 (15.15%) Security Cleared
15 25 (15.15%) ETL
15 25 (15.15%) Shell Script
16 24 (14.55%) SQL Server
17 23 (13.94%) PL/SQL
18 22 (13.33%) Relational Database
18 22 (13.33%) DevOps
19 21 (12.73%) Migration
20 20 (12.12%) LDAP
20 20 (12.12%) Jenkins
20 20 (12.12%) CentOS
21 19 (11.52%) Apache
21 19 (11.52%) Microsoft
22 18 (10.91%) Analytical Skills

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 19 (11.52%) Apache
2 12 (7.27%) SAS
2 12 (7.27%) Tomcat
3 11 (6.67%) IIS
3 11 (6.67%) WebSphere
4 8 (4.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 7 (4.24%) Confluence
6 6 (3.64%) MS Exchange
7 5 (3.03%) ColdFusion
7 5 (3.03%) SharePoint
7 5 (3.03%) WebSphere Application Server
8 4 (2.42%) Oracle Workflow
8 4 (2.42%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (1.21%) Live Communications Server
9 2 (1.21%) WildFly
10 1 (0.61%) Ethereum
10 1 (0.61%) IBM HTTP Server
10 1 (0.61%) OpenStack
Applications
1 6 (3.64%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (3.64%) MS Visio
2 4 (2.42%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.42%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (2.42%) Oracle EBS R12
1 4 (2.42%) Oracle Payables
1 4 (2.42%) Oracle Receivables
2 2 (1.21%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.61%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 1 (0.61%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 32 (19.39%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (9.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (3.64%) OpenShift
4 5 (3.03%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (3.03%) Amazon S3
4 5 (3.03%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 3 (1.82%) Office 365
6 2 (1.21%) npm
7 1 (0.61%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.61%) G Suite
7 1 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 32 (19.39%) Firewall
2 17 (10.30%) Network Security
3 15 (9.09%) Kerberos
3 15 (9.09%) OpenLDAP
4 13 (7.88%) SAN
5 12 (7.27%) DNS
6 10 (6.06%) Internet
7 9 (5.45%) DHCP
8 8 (4.85%) NAS
8 8 (4.85%) TCP/IP
9 6 (3.64%) Intrusion Detection
10 5 (3.03%) SSL
11 4 (2.42%) iSCSI
11 4 (2.42%) VPN
12 3 (1.82%) IPv6
12 3 (1.82%) LAN
13 2 (1.21%) HTTP
13 2 (1.21%) IP Telephony
14 1 (0.61%) SSH
14 1 (0.61%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (14.55%) SQL Server
2 22 (13.33%) Relational Database
3 15 (9.09%) Big Data
4 14 (8.48%) Hadoop
4 14 (8.48%) Oracle Database
5 13 (7.88%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (6.06%) DB2
7 9 (5.45%) MySQL
8 8 (4.85%) Base SAS
8 8 (4.85%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 7 (4.24%) RDBMS
10 6 (3.64%) DataStage
10 6 (3.64%) IBM InfoSphere
11 5 (3.03%) Apache Hive
11 5 (3.03%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
12 4 (2.42%) Oracle Database 11g
12 4 (2.42%) Oracle Database 12c
12 4 (2.42%) SQL Server 2005
12 4 (2.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 4 (2.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 48 (29.09%) Git (software)
2 20 (12.12%) Jenkins
3 11 (6.67%) Cucumber
3 11 (6.67%) Selenium
4 6 (3.64%) JIRA
4 6 (3.64%) Maven
4 6 (3.64%) Subversion
5 5 (3.03%) Artifactory
5 5 (3.03%) Gerrit
6 4 (2.42%) Ant
6 4 (2.42%) Eclipse
6 4 (2.42%) TeamCity
7 3 (1.82%) JUnit
7 3 (1.82%) Mockito
7 3 (1.82%) SonarQube
8 2 (1.21%) Checkstyle
8 2 (1.21%) ERwin
8 2 (1.21%) Hudson
8 2 (1.21%) Liquibase
8 2 (1.21%) Vagrant
General
1 43 (26.06%) Finance
2 17 (10.30%) Banking
3 8 (4.85%) Aerospace
4 4 (2.42%) General Ledger
4 4 (2.42%) Military
5 3 (1.82%) Retail
6 2 (1.21%) Back Office
6 2 (1.21%) Electronics
6 2 (1.21%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.21%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.21%) Marketing
6 2 (1.21%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.61%) Games
7 1 (0.61%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 48 (29.09%) Developer
2 19 (11.52%) Administrator
3 14 (8.48%) DevOps Engineer
4 11 (6.67%) Linux Engineer
4 11 (6.67%) Unix Engineer
5 10 (6.06%) Software Engineer
6 9 (5.45%) Embedded Engineer
6 9 (5.45%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 9 (5.45%) Java Developer
7 8 (4.85%) Analyst
7 8 (4.85%) C Software Engineer
7 8 (4.85%) C++ Software Engineer
7 8 (4.85%) Embedded C Engineer
7 8 (4.85%) Embedded C Software Engineer
7 8 (4.85%) SAS Developer
7 8 (4.85%) Systems Administrator
7 8 (4.85%) Unix Linux Engineer
8 7 (4.24%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
8 7 (4.24%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
8 7 (4.24%) Embedded C++ Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (12.12%) LDAP
2 16 (9.70%) HTML
3 13 (7.88%) CSS
3 13 (7.88%) React
4 12 (7.27%) XML
5 11 (6.67%) Gherkin
5 11 (6.67%) Middleware
6 9 (5.45%) LAMP
6 9 (5.45%) Web Services
7 8 (4.85%) REST
8 7 (4.24%) Hibernate
8 7 (4.24%) SOAP
9 6 (3.64%) J2EE
9 6 (3.64%) JMS
9 6 (3.64%) jQuery
10 5 (3.03%) ASP.NET
10 5 (3.03%) CSS3
10 5 (3.03%) HTML5
10 5 (3.03%) JSP
10 5 (3.03%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (10.30%) Linux Command Line
3 9 (5.45%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.03%) Wiki
5 3 (1.82%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.21%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.21%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.21%) PKI
6 2 (1.21%) Replication
6 2 (1.21%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.21%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.21%) User Experience
7 1 (0.61%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.61%) DataPower
7 1 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.61%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.61%) NHS
7 1 (0.61%) VAX
7 1 (0.61%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 111 (67.27%) Linux
2 53 (32.12%) Windows
3 26 (15.76%) Windows Server
4 20 (12.12%) CentOS
5 17 (10.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (6.67%) AIX
7 10 (6.06%) Solaris
8 4 (2.42%) Debian
8 4 (2.42%) Ubuntu
8 4 (2.42%) zOS
9 3 (1.82%) Mac OS X
9 3 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (1.21%) VMS
10 2 (1.21%) Windows 7
10 2 (1.21%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.21%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.61%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (0.61%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.61%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (28.48%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (15.76%) Test Automation
3 25 (15.15%) ETL
4 22 (13.33%) DevOps
5 21 (12.73%) Migration
6 14 (8.48%) Problem-Solving
7 12 (7.27%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 12 (7.27%) SDLC
8 11 (6.67%) API Testing
8 11 (6.67%) Front End Development
8 11 (6.67%) SDET
8 11 (6.67%) Software Engineering
9 10 (6.06%) Configuration Management
9 10 (6.06%) Scrum
9 10 (6.06%) Unit Testing
10 9 (5.45%) SOA
10 9 (5.45%) Validation
11 8 (4.85%) Data Analysis
11 8 (4.85%) Data Validation
11 8 (4.85%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 62 (37.58%) SQL
2 40 (24.24%) Python
3 27 (16.36%) Java
4 25 (15.15%) Shell Script
5 23 (13.94%) PL/SQL
6 17 (10.30%) JavaScript
7 14 (8.48%) PowerShell
8 13 (7.88%) C
9 12 (7.27%) Bash Shell
9 12 (7.27%) C++
10 10 (6.06%) Perl
10 10 (6.06%) PHP
10 10 (6.06%) T-SQL
11 9 (5.45%) Embedded C
11 9 (5.45%) Embedded C++
12 8 (4.85%) R
12 8 (4.85%) SAS Macro
13 5 (3.03%) Korn
14 3 (1.82%) Ruby
15 2 (1.21%) JPQL
Qualifications
1 25 (15.15%) Security Cleared
2 14 (8.48%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.24%) DV Cleared
4 3 (1.82%) Degree
5 2 (1.21%) CISSP
5 2 (1.21%) GIAC
5 2 (1.21%) ISACA
6 1 (0.61%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.61%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.61%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.61%) ISEB
6 1 (0.61%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.61%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.03%) Data Quality
2 4 (2.42%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.82%) SLA
4 2 (1.21%) QA
4 2 (1.21%) RMADS
5 1 (0.61%) DO-178B
5 1 (0.61%) PMO
System Software
1 31 (18.79%) Active Directory
2 11 (6.67%) Docker
3 6 (3.64%) Hyper-V
3 6 (3.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (3.03%) NFS
5 3 (1.82%) Samba
5 3 (1.82%) Snort
5 3 (1.82%) vSphere
6 2 (1.21%) ISA Server
6 2 (1.21%) Xen
7 1 (0.61%) GPFS
7 1 (0.61%) KVM
7 1 (0.61%) OpenAM
7 1 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 29 (17.58%) Ansible
2 16 (9.70%) Puppet
3 12 (7.27%) Kubernetes
4 8 (4.85%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (4.24%) NetBackup
6 6 (3.64%) Red Hat Satellite
6 6 (3.64%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 5 (3.03%) WSUS
8 4 (2.42%) Data Guard
8 4 (2.42%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (2.42%) SCOM
9 3 (1.82%) FortiGate
9 3 (1.82%) OSSEC
9 3 (1.82%) SCCM
9 3 (1.82%) systemd
10 2 (1.21%) Netcool
10 2 (1.21%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 2 (1.21%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 2 (1.21%) Oracle RMAN
10 2 (1.21%) Rsyslog
Vendors
1 45 (27.27%) Oracle
2 35 (21.21%) Red Hat
3 19 (11.52%) Microsoft
4 17 (10.30%) VMware
5 14 (8.48%) Teradata
6 11 (6.67%) Cisco
7 9 (5.45%) IBM
8 8 (4.85%) DataFlux
9 7 (4.24%) EMC
10 6 (3.64%) Talend
10 6 (3.64%) Veritas
11 5 (3.03%) CheckPoint
11 5 (3.03%) McAfee
11 5 (3.03%) Netezza
12 4 (2.42%) Adobe
12 4 (2.42%) Citrix
12 4 (2.42%) Dell
12 4 (2.42%) F5
12 4 (2.42%) LogRhythm
12 4 (2.42%) ServiceNow