The table below looks at the statistics for Unix skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unix over the 3 months to 26 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix
Rank 51 41 29
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -12
Contract jobs citing Unix 21 30 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.72% 3.69% 5.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.58% 21.90% 27.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 20 24
Median daily rate £421 £328 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.47% -12.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £300 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £430 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £359
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +7.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Median hourly rate - £26.25 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -26.05%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £30.75
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +5.69%
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
144 137 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 18.65% 16.87% 20.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 83 66
Median daily rate £330 £330 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £150 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £403 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £347 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.04% +11.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 14 18
Median hourly rate £11.80 £26.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.61% +73.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £28.00 £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%

Unix
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Birmingham region citing Unix as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 May 2016.

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 26 May 2016, 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Unix.

1 31 (50.82%) Linux
2 27 (44.26%) Oracle
3 19 (31.15%) SQL
3 19 (31.15%) Finance
4 16 (26.23%) Java
4 16 (26.23%) Windows
5 14 (22.95%) ITIL
6 13 (21.31%) Solaris
7 11 (18.03%) Oracle Database
8 10 (16.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (16.39%) AIX
8 10 (16.39%) Red Hat
9 9 (14.75%) WebLogic
9 9 (14.75%) Perl
9 9 (14.75%) SSL
10 8 (13.11%) EMC
10 8 (13.11%) PL/SQL
10 8 (13.11%) XML
10 8 (13.11%) Service Management
10 8 (13.11%) Relational Database
10 8 (13.11%) Banking
11 7 (11.48%) Security Cleared
11 7 (11.48%) Migration
11 7 (11.48%) PHP
11 7 (11.48%) RDBMS
12 6 (9.84%) BusinessObjects
12 6 (9.84%) OO
12 6 (9.84%) JBoss
12 6 (9.84%) Eclipse
12 6 (9.84%) Toad

Unix
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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 9 (14.75%) WebLogic
2 6 (9.84%) JBoss
3 5 (8.20%) Tomcat
4 4 (6.56%) Captiva
4 4 (6.56%) Documentum
5 2 (3.28%) Apache
5 2 (3.28%) SharePoint
5 2 (3.28%) WildFly
6 1 (1.64%) MQSeries
6 1 (1.64%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (1.64%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (1.64%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (14.75%) SSL
2 3 (4.92%) IMAP
2 3 (4.92%) Internet
2 3 (4.92%) Kerberos
2 3 (4.92%) OpenLDAP
2 3 (4.92%) SMTP
2 3 (4.92%) SSH
2 3 (4.92%) TACACS
3 2 (3.28%) DHCP
3 2 (3.28%) DNS
3 2 (3.28%) Firewall
3 2 (3.28%) S/MIME
3 2 (3.28%) SAN
3 2 (3.28%) VoIP
3 2 (3.28%) Wireless
4 1 (1.64%) Asterisk PBX
4 1 (1.64%) BIG-IP
4 1 (1.64%) VLAN
4 1 (1.64%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (18.03%) Oracle Database
2 8 (13.11%) Relational Database
3 7 (11.48%) RDBMS
4 6 (9.84%) BusinessObjects
4 6 (9.84%) Oracle OWB
5 4 (6.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 4 (6.56%) MySQL
5 4 (6.56%) Oracle Database 10g
5 4 (6.56%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (4.92%) SQL Server
7 2 (3.28%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (9.84%) Eclipse
1 6 (9.84%) Toad
2 5 (8.20%) ClearQuest
2 5 (8.20%) Jenkins
2 5 (8.20%) JIRA
2 5 (8.20%) PVCS
3 4 (6.56%) JUnit
4 3 (4.92%) Ant
4 3 (4.92%) Artifactory
4 3 (4.92%) Maven
4 3 (4.92%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (3.28%) SonarQube
5 2 (3.28%) Subversion
General
1 19 (31.15%) Finance
2 8 (13.11%) Banking
3 5 (8.20%) Investment Banking
4 4 (6.56%) Billing
4 4 (6.56%) Front Office
4 4 (6.56%) Law
5 3 (4.92%) Retail
6 1 (1.64%) Back Office
6 1 (1.64%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.64%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 15 (24.59%) Developer
2 8 (13.11%) Analyst
3 7 (11.48%) Administrator
3 7 (11.48%) Unix Administrator
4 5 (8.20%) Java Developer
4 5 (8.20%) PHP Developer
4 5 (8.20%) Systems Administrator
4 5 (8.20%) Unix Support
4 5 (8.20%) Unix Systems Administrator
5 4 (6.56%) Architect
5 4 (6.56%) Banking Analyst
5 4 (6.56%) Infrastructure Architect
5 4 (6.56%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 4 (6.56%) Oracle Developer
5 4 (6.56%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (6.56%) Support Analyst
6 3 (4.92%) J2EE Developer
6 3 (4.92%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 3 (4.92%) Security Analyst
6 3 (4.92%) Unix Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (13.11%) XML
2 6 (9.84%) HTML
2 6 (9.84%) J2EE
2 6 (9.84%) Web Services
3 4 (6.56%) Hibernate
3 4 (6.56%) JSP
3 4 (6.56%) Servlets
3 4 (6.56%) SOAP
3 4 (6.56%) Spring
4 3 (4.92%) Apache CXF
4 3 (4.92%) OC4J
5 2 (3.28%) Ajax
5 2 (3.28%) CSS
5 2 (3.28%) JSON
5 2 (3.28%) Middleware
5 2 (3.28%) REST
6 1 (1.64%) FreeSWITCH
6 1 (1.64%) SAML
6 1 (1.64%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.20%) Data Centre
1 5 (8.20%) Derivative
2 4 (6.56%) CMDB
2 4 (6.56%) Fintech
3 3 (4.92%) Equities
3 3 (4.92%) Fixed Income
3 3 (4.92%) PKI
4 2 (3.28%) Digital Media
4 2 (3.28%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (3.28%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.64%) LPAR
5 1 (1.64%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 31 (50.82%) Linux
2 16 (26.23%) Windows
3 13 (21.31%) Solaris
4 10 (16.39%) AIX
4 10 (16.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (3.28%) SUSE
6 1 (1.64%) HPUX
6 1 (1.64%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.64%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.64%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (22.95%) ITIL
2 8 (13.11%) Service Management
3 7 (11.48%) Migration
4 6 (9.84%) OO
4 6 (9.84%) Performance Analysis
5 5 (8.20%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (8.20%) Defect Tracking
5 5 (8.20%) Open Source
6 4 (6.56%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (6.56%) Data Management
6 4 (6.56%) Electronic Trading
6 4 (6.56%) ITIL V3
6 4 (6.56%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (4.92%) Change Management
7 3 (4.92%) ITSM
7 3 (4.92%) Logistics
7 3 (4.92%) OOP
7 3 (4.92%) Project Management
7 3 (4.92%) UML
7 3 (4.92%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (31.15%) SQL
2 16 (26.23%) Java
3 9 (14.75%) Perl
4 8 (13.11%) PL/SQL
5 7 (11.48%) PHP
6 6 (9.84%) Shell Script
7 5 (8.20%) C++
8 4 (6.56%) Korn
8 4 (6.56%) VB
9 3 (4.92%) C
10 2 (3.28%) JavaScript
11 1 (1.64%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.64%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (11.48%) Security Cleared
2 5 (8.20%) SC Cleared
2 5 (8.20%) Sun Certification
3 2 (3.28%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.56%) SLA
2 1 (1.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (8.20%) NFS
1 5 (8.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 3 (4.92%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.92%) Sendmail
3 2 (3.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.64%) Kamailio
4 1 (1.64%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 3 (4.92%) Control-M
2 2 (3.28%) Nagios
2 2 (3.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (3.28%) Puppet
3 1 (1.64%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (1.64%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 27 (44.26%) Oracle
2 10 (16.39%) Red Hat
3 8 (13.11%) EMC
4 6 (9.84%) ServiceNow
4 6 (9.84%) Veritas
4 6 (9.84%) VMware
5 5 (8.20%) Cognizant
6 4 (6.56%) Pega
7 3 (4.92%) F5
7 3 (4.92%) HP
7 3 (4.92%) Proofpoint
7 3 (4.92%) SAP
8 2 (3.28%) BMC
8 2 (3.28%) Brocade
8 2 (3.28%) Fortinet
8 2 (3.28%) Infoblox
8 2 (3.28%) Meru Networks
9 1 (1.64%) Cisco
9 1 (1.64%) Sun
9 1 (1.64%) Sybase
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