Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 66 58 57
Rank change year-on-year -8 -1 -5
Contract jobs citing Unix 168 196 215
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.99% 3.38% 3.25%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.91% 15.61% 15.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 121 143
South West median daily rate £418 £375 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.33% -10.71% -1.18%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £290
90th Percentile £600 £575 £513
England median daily rate £475 £429 £430
% change year-on-year +10.85% -0.35% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 2
South West median hourly rate £39.50 - £38.75
10th Percentile £27.50 - £36.63
90th Percentile £43.30 - £39.88
England median hourly rate £30.38 £32.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year -6.54% -12.16% +23.33%

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 1056 1256 1393
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 18.79% 21.63% 21.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 630 744 788
South West median daily rate £350 £350 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.41% +5.71%
10th Percentile £148 £135 £150
90th Percentile £513 £550 £500
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 120 164
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £15.26 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.72% -12.83% +4.67%
10th Percentile £10.83 £10.73 £11.17
90th Percentile £43.75 £43.30 £43.01
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% - +6.45%

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 18 November 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
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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017. 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 -8 73 £400 +6.67% 8
Wiltshire +16 36 £388 +13.97% 1
Devon +9 21 £450 +78.22%
Dorset +15 15 £425 +14.86%
Gloucestershire -30 12 £325 -23.53% 2
Somerset -3 6 £575 +150.00% 2
Cornwall -7 3 £401 -
Unix
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 110 (65.48%) Linux
2 53 (31.55%) Windows
3 50 (29.76%) SQL
3 50 (29.76%) Oracle
3 50 (29.76%) Security Cleared
4 40 (23.81%) Java
5 39 (23.21%) Firewall
6 37 (22.02%) Solaris
7 36 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
7 36 (21.43%) DevOps
8 30 (17.86%) Python
9 28 (16.67%) Jenkins
9 28 (16.67%) SC Cleared
9 28 (16.67%) Git (software)
10 27 (16.07%) Red Hat
11 26 (15.48%) Tomcat
12 25 (14.88%) Microsoft
13 24 (14.29%) Cisco
13 24 (14.29%) Finance
13 24 (14.29%) Docker
14 23 (13.69%) ITIL
15 22 (13.10%) Apache
16 20 (11.90%) JBoss
17 19 (11.31%) Perl
17 19 (11.31%) REST
18 18 (10.71%) Relational Database
18 18 (10.71%) Load Balancing
18 18 (10.71%) Shell Script
19 17 (10.12%) J2EE
19 17 (10.12%) WebLogic

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 26 (15.48%) Tomcat
2 22 (13.10%) Apache
3 20 (11.90%) JBoss
4 17 (10.12%) WebLogic
5 9 (5.36%) IIS
6 8 (4.76%) iPlanet
6 8 (4.76%) Oracle Application Server
7 7 (4.17%) MS Exchange
7 7 (4.17%) nginx
7 7 (4.17%) SharePoint
8 6 (3.57%) ArcGIS
9 5 (2.98%) Confluence
9 5 (2.98%) EPiServer
10 4 (2.38%) OpenStack
10 4 (2.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 4 (2.38%) WebSphere
11 3 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (1.79%) Live Communications Server
11 3 (1.79%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (1.79%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (2.38%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.79%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (3.57%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 3 (1.79%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.79%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (1.79%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (1.79%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (1.19%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.60%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 16 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (4.17%) GitHub
2 7 (4.17%) PaaS
3 5 (2.98%) IaaS
4 3 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.60%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.60%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.60%) Office 365
6 1 (0.60%) SaaS
6 1 (0.60%) Serverless
6 1 (0.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 39 (23.21%) Firewall
2 14 (8.33%) HTTP
2 14 (8.33%) TCP/IP
3 13 (7.74%) SAN
4 11 (6.55%) NAS
4 11 (6.55%) Network Security
5 10 (5.95%) DNS
6 7 (4.17%) LAN
6 7 (4.17%) VLAN
7 6 (3.57%) LDAP
7 6 (3.57%) Radio Access Network
8 4 (2.38%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (2.38%) Internet
8 4 (2.38%) Reverse Proxy
9 3 (1.79%) DHCP
9 3 (1.79%) HTTPS
9 3 (1.79%) IP Telephony
10 2 (1.19%) Intrusion Detection
10 2 (1.19%) Kerberos
10 2 (1.19%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (10.71%) Relational Database
2 13 (7.74%) MySQL
2 13 (7.74%) SQL Server
3 10 (5.95%) GIS
4 9 (5.36%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (5.36%) Oracle ODI
5 8 (4.76%) Hadoop
5 8 (4.76%) Oracle BI EE
6 7 (4.17%) Apache Hive
6 7 (4.17%) Big Data
6 7 (4.17%) Oracle Database
7 6 (3.57%) RDBMS
7 6 (3.57%) Star Schema
8 5 (2.98%) DB2
8 5 (2.98%) Geospatial Data
8 5 (2.98%) MongoDB
8 5 (2.98%) Neo4j
8 5 (2.98%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (1.79%) Redis
Development Applications
1 28 (16.67%) Git (software)
1 28 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 14 (8.33%) Maven
2 14 (8.33%) Subversion
3 9 (5.36%) JIRA
4 7 (4.17%) Artifactory
4 7 (4.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 7 (4.17%) Selenium
4 7 (4.17%) Sonatype Nexus
4 7 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (2.98%) Ant
5 5 (2.98%) HP UFT
5 5 (2.98%) Hudson
6 4 (2.38%) JProfiler
6 4 (2.38%) Vagrant
6 4 (2.38%) VisualVM
6 4 (2.38%) YourKit
7 3 (1.79%) JUnit
7 3 (1.79%) SoapUI
7 3 (1.79%) TeamCity
General
1 24 (14.29%) Finance
2 13 (7.74%) Telecoms
3 9 (5.36%) Banking
3 9 (5.36%) Marketing
4 6 (3.57%) Back Office
5 3 (1.79%) General Ledger
5 3 (1.79%) Retail
6 2 (1.19%) Electronics
6 2 (1.19%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.19%) Military
7 1 (0.60%) Advertising
7 1 (0.60%) Billing
7 1 (0.60%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.60%) Law
7 1 (0.60%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 38 (22.62%) Developer
2 33 (19.64%) Administrator
3 24 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
4 19 (11.31%) Consultant
5 18 (10.71%) Java Developer
5 18 (10.71%) Unix Administrator
6 16 (9.52%) Unix Systems Administrator
7 15 (8.93%) Analyst
7 15 (8.93%) Security Consultant
8 14 (8.33%) Unix Engineer
9 11 (6.55%) Solaris Engineer
9 11 (6.55%) Support Engineer
10 8 (4.76%) Applications Support
10 8 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
10 8 (4.76%) Test Analyst
11 7 (4.17%) Linux Administrator
11 7 (4.17%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 7 (4.17%) Python Developer
12 6 (3.57%) Analytics Consultant
12 6 (3.57%) Core Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (11.31%) REST
2 17 (10.12%) J2EE
3 14 (8.33%) Middleware
4 13 (7.74%) HTML
5 12 (7.14%) CSS
6 10 (5.95%) JAX-RS
6 10 (5.95%) XML
7 9 (5.36%) .NET
7 9 (5.36%) Hibernate
7 9 (5.36%) SOAP
8 7 (4.17%) RabbitMQ
9 5 (2.98%) Dropwizard
9 5 (2.98%) JSON
9 5 (2.98%) ModSecurity
9 5 (2.98%) Spring
9 5 (2.98%) Web Services
10 4 (2.38%) EJB
11 3 (1.79%) ASP.NET
11 3 (1.79%) JTS
11 3 (1.79%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.74%) Management Information System
2 10 (5.95%) Clustering
3 7 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.17%) Freedom of Information
3 7 (4.17%) Freedom of Information Act
3 7 (4.17%) Virtual Team
4 6 (3.57%) Computer Science
4 6 (3.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 6 (3.57%) User Experience
4 6 (3.57%) VAX
5 5 (2.98%) Algorithms
5 5 (2.98%) Public Cloud
5 5 (2.98%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 4 (2.38%) PKI
7 3 (1.79%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.79%) SWIFT
8 2 (1.19%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.19%) Grid Computing
8 2 (1.19%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (1.19%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 110 (65.48%) Linux
2 53 (31.55%) Windows
3 37 (22.02%) Solaris
4 15 (8.93%) CentOS
5 13 (7.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (6.55%) AIX
6 11 (6.55%) Windows Server
7 9 (5.36%) HPUX
8 6 (3.57%) SUSE
9 5 (2.98%) Mac OS X
10 4 (2.38%) Debian
10 4 (2.38%) Mac OS
11 3 (1.79%) Ubuntu
11 3 (1.79%) Windows 7
11 3 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (1.19%) VMS
13 1 (0.60%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
1 36 (21.43%) DevOps
2 23 (13.69%) ITIL
3 18 (10.71%) Load Balancing
4 17 (10.12%) Analytics
4 17 (10.12%) Risk Management
4 17 (10.12%) Test Automation
5 16 (9.52%) Configuration Management
5 16 (9.52%) Open Source
5 16 (9.52%) SIEM
6 15 (8.93%) Cybersecurity
6 15 (8.93%) Service Management
7 13 (7.74%) OWASP
8 12 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (7.14%) Data Modelling
8 12 (7.14%) SDLC
9 11 (6.55%) Data Protection
9 11 (6.55%) Project Management
10 10 (5.95%) ETL
11 9 (5.36%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 50 (29.76%) SQL
2 40 (23.81%) Java
3 30 (17.86%) Python
4 19 (11.31%) Perl
5 18 (10.71%) Shell Script
6 12 (7.14%) C
7 11 (6.55%) JavaScript
8 9 (5.36%) PL/SQL
9 8 (4.76%) Bash Shell
10 7 (4.17%) C#
10 7 (4.17%) Dart
11 5 (2.98%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
12 4 (2.38%) C++
12 4 (2.38%) Groovy
12 4 (2.38%) PHP
13 3 (1.79%) Scala
14 1 (0.60%) C-shell
14 1 (0.60%) Lua
14 1 (0.60%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.60%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 50 (29.76%) Security Cleared
2 28 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 15 (8.93%) CISSP
4 14 (8.33%) Degree
5 11 (6.55%) DV Cleared
6 9 (5.36%) CISM
7 8 (4.76%) CESG Certified Professional
7 8 (4.76%) CLAS
8 7 (4.17%) BPSS Clearance
9 6 (3.57%) CompTIA Security+
9 6 (3.57%) Security+ Certification
10 5 (2.98%) MySQL Certification
11 4 (2.38%) Computer Science Degree
12 3 (1.79%) ISEB
12 3 (1.79%) ISTQB
12 3 (1.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 2 (1.19%) OSCP
13 2 (1.19%) SANS
14 1 (0.60%) CCNA
14 1 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.55%) QA
2 10 (5.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (3.57%) JSP 440
4 5 (2.98%) PCI DSS
5 4 (2.38%) RMADS
6 3 (1.79%) GDPR
7 2 (1.19%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (1.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.60%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.60%) HL7
8 1 (0.60%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.60%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (14.29%) Docker
2 13 (7.74%) Active Directory
3 8 (4.76%) Hyper-V
3 8 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (4.17%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 7 (4.17%) Xen
5 6 (3.57%) KVM
5 6 (3.57%) vSphere
6 5 (2.98%) VMware NSX
7 4 (2.38%) VirtualBox
8 3 (1.79%) ISA Server
8 3 (1.79%) LXC
8 3 (1.79%) Samba
9 2 (1.19%) IAG
9 2 (1.19%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (1.19%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.60%) Firmware
10 1 (0.60%) iptables
10 1 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (7.14%) Ansible
2 11 (6.55%) Puppet
3 7 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (2.98%) Kibana
4 5 (2.98%) logstash
5 4 (2.38%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (2.38%) vCenter Server
6 3 (1.79%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (1.79%) Nagios
6 3 (1.79%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 3 (1.79%) Terraform
6 3 (1.79%) WSUS
7 2 (1.19%) Bcfg2
7 2 (1.19%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.60%) CA Service Virtualization
8 1 (0.60%) Ganglia
8 1 (0.60%) Nessus
8 1 (0.60%) Nmap
8 1 (0.60%) OpenView
8 1 (0.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 50 (29.76%) Oracle
2 27 (16.07%) Red Hat
3 25 (14.88%) Microsoft
4 24 (14.29%) Cisco
5 17 (10.12%) VMware
6 15 (8.93%) Sun
7 11 (6.55%) F5
8 9 (5.36%) Veritas
9 7 (4.17%) HP
10 6 (3.57%) Cloudera
10 6 (3.57%) ESRI
10 6 (3.57%) PlateSpin
11 4 (2.38%) IBM
12 3 (1.79%) BEA
12 3 (1.79%) McAfee
13 2 (1.19%) Brocade
13 2 (1.19%) NetApp
13 2 (1.19%) Rackspace
13 2 (1.19%) SAP
14 1 (0.60%) Talend