The table below looks at the statistics for UNIX skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited UNIX over the 3 months to 27 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 44 33 36
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +3
Contract jobs citing UNIX 14 33 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.94% 4.37% 4.57%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.29% 19.53% 21.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 16 21
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £273 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £21.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -41.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £31.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+19.04% -3.07%
UNIX
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Operating Systems Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
98 169 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 13.57% 22.35% 21.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 73 91
Average daily rate £300 £323 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.97% +10.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £427 £425 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 26 14
Average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £13.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.80 £23.80 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

UNIX
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing UNIX across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

UNIX Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

UNIX
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing UNIX across the Birmingham region.

UNIX Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

UNIX
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UNIX across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 27 August 2015.

UNIX Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

UNIX
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing UNIX across the Birmingham region.

UNIX Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing UNIX also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited UNIX.

1 30 (65.22%) Linux
2 18 (39.13%) Solaris
3 16 (34.78%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (34.78%) Cisco
3 16 (34.78%) Firewall
4 15 (32.61%) TCP/IP
5 14 (30.43%) OSPF
5 14 (30.43%) BGP
6 13 (28.26%) CCNA
7 11 (23.91%) ITIL
7 11 (23.91%) Java
8 10 (21.74%) Oracle
8 10 (21.74%) Windows
8 10 (21.74%) F5
9 9 (19.57%) ITIL V3
10 8 (17.39%) DNS
10 8 (17.39%) CheckPoint
10 8 (17.39%) Project Management
11 7 (15.22%) Finance
11 7 (15.22%) VMware
11 7 (15.22%) Shell Script
11 7 (15.22%) MVC
11 7 (15.22%) Multicast
11 7 (15.22%) Structured Cabling
11 7 (15.22%) Data Centre
11 7 (15.22%) Marketing
12 6 (13.04%) PRINCE
12 6 (13.04%) Microsoft
12 6 (13.04%) PRINCE2
12 6 (13.04%) SQL

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing UNIX also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited UNIX. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (10.87%) Apache
2 4 (8.70%) Tomcat
2 4 (8.70%) nginx
3 1 (2.17%) SAS
3 1 (2.17%) CICS
3 1 (2.17%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 2 (4.35%) MS Excel
1 2 (4.35%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 16 (34.78%) Firewall
2 15 (32.61%) TCP/IP
3 14 (30.43%) OSPF
3 14 (30.43%) BGP
4 8 (17.39%) DNS
5 7 (15.22%) Multicast
5 7 (15.22%) Structured Cabling
6 5 (10.87%) SAN
7 4 (8.70%) Internet
7 4 (8.70%) Network Security
8 3 (6.52%) HTTP
9 2 (4.35%) RIP
9 2 (4.35%) VPN
9 2 (4.35%) ADSL
9 2 (4.35%) Broadband
9 2 (4.35%) ISDN
9 2 (4.35%) PSTN
9 2 (4.35%) SDH
9 2 (4.35%) WAN
9 2 (4.35%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.87%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.70%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (8.70%) MySQL
3 3 (6.52%) Relational Database
3 3 (6.52%) CouchDB
3 3 (6.52%) NoSQL
3 3 (6.52%) Couchbase
4 2 (4.35%) DB2
5 1 (2.17%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 7 (15.22%) Finance
1 7 (15.22%) Marketing
2 2 (4.35%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.35%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (23.91%) Project Manager
2 10 (21.74%) Developer
3 8 (17.39%) Technical Project Manager
3 8 (17.39%) Technical Manager
4 6 (13.04%) Java Developer
5 4 (8.70%) Firewall Engineer
5 4 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Consultant
7 2 (4.35%) Architect
7 2 (4.35%) Administrator
7 2 (4.35%) Network Manager
7 2 (4.35%) Network Project Manager
7 2 (4.35%) COBOL Developer
8 1 (2.17%) UNIX Technical Specialist
8 1 (2.17%) Virtualisation Consultant
8 1 (2.17%) Build Engineer
8 1 (2.17%) UNIX Specialist
8 1 (2.17%) Security Architect
8 1 (2.17%) Security Engineer
8 1 (2.17%) UNIX Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.70%) HTML
1 4 (8.70%) CSS
1 4 (8.70%) Web Services
1 4 (8.70%) jQuery
1 4 (8.70%) RESTful
1 4 (8.70%) HTML5
2 3 (6.52%) ActiveMQ
2 3 (6.52%) Spring
2 3 (6.52%) Spring MVC
2 3 (6.52%) .NET
3 1 (2.17%) J2EE
3 1 (2.17%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.22%) Data Centre
2 4 (8.70%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (8.70%) Clustering
3 3 (6.52%) Data Extraction
4 1 (2.17%) Credit Risk
4 1 (2.17%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.17%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 30 (65.22%) Linux
2 18 (39.13%) Solaris
3 10 (21.74%) Windows
4 5 (10.87%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (10.87%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (6.52%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (23.91%) ITIL
2 9 (19.57%) ITIL V3
3 8 (17.39%) Project Management
4 7 (15.22%) MVC
5 6 (13.04%) PRINCE2
5 6 (13.04%) PRINCE
6 5 (10.87%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (10.87%) Migration
6 5 (10.87%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (10.87%) SDLC
7 4 (8.70%) Unit Testing
7 4 (8.70%) ETL
8 3 (6.52%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (6.52%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (6.52%) Time Management
8 3 (6.52%) Change Control
8 3 (6.52%) ATDD
8 3 (6.52%) TDD
8 3 (6.52%) Workflow
8 3 (6.52%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 11 (23.91%) Java
2 7 (15.22%) Shell Script
3 6 (13.04%) SQL
4 4 (8.70%) VB
4 4 (8.70%) C
4 4 (8.70%) JavaScript
4 4 (8.70%) PowerShell
5 3 (6.52%) Tcl
5 3 (6.52%) Perl
6 2 (4.35%) COBOL
6 2 (4.35%) VBA
7 1 (2.17%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.17%) JCL
Qualifications
1 16 (34.78%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (28.26%) CCNA
3 5 (10.87%) PMP
3 5 (10.87%) PMI Certification
4 4 (8.70%) Security Cleared
4 4 (8.70%) CCNP
5 3 (6.52%) SC Cleared
6 2 (4.35%) CCSA
6 2 (4.35%) Check Point Certification
6 2 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (2.17%) CISSP
7 1 (2.17%) Degree
7 1 (2.17%) CISM
7 1 (2.17%) BC Cleared
7 1 (2.17%) CSSLP
System Software
1 3 (6.52%) Active Directory
1 3 (6.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (2.17%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 4 (8.70%) NetBackup
2 1 (2.17%) Puppet
Vendors
1 16 (34.78%) Cisco
2 10 (21.74%) Oracle
2 10 (21.74%) F5
3 8 (17.39%) CheckPoint
4 7 (15.22%) VMware
5 6 (13.04%) Microsoft
6 5 (10.87%) Red Hat
7 4 (8.70%) IBM
7 4 (8.70%) Juniper
7 4 (8.70%) Blue Coat
8 3 (6.52%) Ab Initio
8 3 (6.52%) Netezza
8 3 (6.52%) webMethods
9 2 (4.35%) Symantec
9 2 (4.35%) Micro Focus
9 2 (4.35%) BT
9 2 (4.35%) Cramer
9 2 (4.35%) Nortel
9 2 (4.35%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 2 (4.35%) Ericsson
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