The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Birmingham region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 28 31 43
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +12
Contract jobs citing UNIX 33 18 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 5.38% 3.52% 1.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 23.91% 16.51% 9.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 7 3
Average daily rate £294 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.61% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £252 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £485 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 0
Average hourly rate £36.50 £37.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.35% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £30.45 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-9.67% -6.32%
Operating Systems Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
138 109 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 22.51% 21.29% 14.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 52 25
Average daily rate £270 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.92% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £443 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 18 15
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £11.30 £8.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.05 £37.00 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
UNIX
West Midlands

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014, 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 27 (52.94%) Oracle
2 25 (49.02%) Linux
3 19 (37.25%) Shell Script
4 16 (31.37%) Control-M
4 16 (31.37%) JSP
5 15 (29.41%) Java
5 15 (29.41%) Finance
5 15 (29.41%) Oracle Database
6 14 (27.45%) Migration
6 14 (27.45%) JavaScript
6 14 (27.45%) HTML
6 14 (27.45%) XML
7 11 (21.57%) Perl
8 10 (19.61%) C
9 9 (17.65%) PHP
9 9 (17.65%) CGI
9 9 (17.65%) Relational Database
9 9 (17.65%) Customer Engagement
9 9 (17.65%) Ajax
9 9 (17.65%) Web 2.0
10 8 (15.69%) Banking
10 8 (15.69%) RDBMS
10 8 (15.69%) C++
11 7 (13.73%) J2EE
11 7 (13.73%) Sybase
11 7 (13.73%) ITIL
11 7 (13.73%) ProC
12 6 (11.76%) BMC
12 6 (11.76%) AIX
12 6 (11.76%) Solaris

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 6 (11.76%) Apache
1 6 (11.76%) Tomcat
2 5 (9.80%) CMS
3 3 (5.88%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.96%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.96%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.96%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (1.96%) Zimbra
Applications
1 2 (3.92%) MS Excel
1 2 (3.92%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) SAP R/3
1 1 (1.96%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.96%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.84%) SAN
2 2 (3.92%) DSL
2 2 (3.92%) Firewall
2 2 (3.92%) BGP
2 2 (3.92%) OSPF
2 2 (3.92%) Internet
2 2 (3.92%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.92%) LAN
3 1 (1.96%) PSTN
3 1 (1.96%) SDH
3 1 (1.96%) WAN
3 1 (1.96%) DHCP
3 1 (1.96%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.96%) RIP
3 1 (1.96%) DNS
3 1 (1.96%) ADSL
3 1 (1.96%) Broadband
3 1 (1.96%) ISDN
3 1 (1.96%) DSLAM
3 1 (1.96%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (29.41%) Oracle Database
2 9 (17.65%) Relational Database
3 8 (15.69%) RDBMS
4 5 (9.80%) MySQL
4 5 (9.80%) Informix
5 4 (7.84%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (5.88%) Oracle Exadata
7 2 (3.92%) Oracle ODI
7 2 (3.92%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (3.92%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (3.92%) SQL Server
8 1 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.96%) Star Schema
8 1 (1.96%) SAP BW
8 1 (1.96%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 7 (13.73%) ProC
2 5 (9.80%) Eclipse
2 5 (9.80%) Ant
2 5 (9.80%) Oracle Forms
2 5 (9.80%) Subversion
2 5 (9.80%) Maven
General
1 15 (29.41%) Finance
2 8 (15.69%) Banking
3 5 (9.80%) Retail
4 4 (7.84%) Games
5 2 (3.92%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.96%) Front Office
6 1 (1.96%) Back Office
6 1 (1.96%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (41.18%) Developer
2 7 (13.73%) Project Manager
2 7 (13.73%) Java Developer
3 6 (11.76%) C Developer
4 5 (9.80%) DBA
4 5 (9.80%) Oracle DBA
4 5 (9.80%) UNIX Developer
5 4 (7.84%) IT Project Manager
5 4 (7.84%) UNIX Engineer
5 4 (7.84%) UNIX Scripting Engineer
5 4 (7.84%) Administrator
6 3 (5.88%) C++ Developer
7 2 (3.92%) Support Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Architect
8 1 (1.96%) Security Consultant
8 1 (1.96%) Analyst
8 1 (1.96%) Test Analyst
8 1 (1.96%) Network Consultant
8 1 (1.96%) Technical Architect
8 1 (1.96%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (31.37%) JSP
2 14 (27.45%) HTML
2 14 (27.45%) XML
3 9 (17.65%) CGI
3 9 (17.65%) Ajax
4 7 (13.73%) J2EE
5 5 (9.80%) XSLT
5 5 (9.80%) CSS
5 5 (9.80%) Java EE
5 5 (9.80%) JSTL
5 5 (9.80%) jQuery
5 5 (9.80%) Spring
5 5 (9.80%) REST
6 4 (7.84%) .NET
7 1 (1.96%) Servlets
7 1 (1.96%) Middleware
7 1 (1.96%) SAP PI
7 1 (1.96%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 9 (17.65%) Web 2.0
2 3 (5.88%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.96%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.96%) CMDB
3 1 (1.96%) Data Integration
3 1 (1.96%) Clustering
3 1 (1.96%) LPAR
3 1 (1.96%) HP StorageWorks
Operating Systems
1 25 (49.02%) Linux
2 6 (11.76%) AIX
2 6 (11.76%) Solaris
3 5 (9.80%) Windows
4 2 (3.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (3.92%) HPUX
5 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (27.45%) Migration
2 9 (17.65%) Customer Engagement
3 7 (13.73%) ITIL
4 3 (5.88%) Project Management
4 3 (5.88%) Electronic Trading
4 3 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (3.92%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (3.92%) Business Continuity
5 2 (3.92%) Performance Testing
5 2 (3.92%) Problem Management
5 2 (3.92%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (3.92%) Incident Management
5 2 (3.92%) Service Management
5 2 (3.92%) Service Delivery
5 2 (3.92%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (1.96%) PRINCE2
6 1 (1.96%) CRM
6 1 (1.96%) ETL
6 1 (1.96%) BCP
6 1 (1.96%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 19 (37.25%) Shell Script
2 15 (29.41%) Java
3 14 (27.45%) JavaScript
4 11 (21.57%) Perl
5 10 (19.61%) C
6 9 (17.65%) PHP
7 8 (15.69%) C++
8 6 (11.76%) SQL
9 3 (5.88%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (9.80%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 4 (7.84%) Security Cleared
3 3 (5.88%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.92%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (3.92%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (3.92%) CCNP
5 1 (1.96%) CCIE
5 1 (1.96%) CCNA
5 1 (1.96%) CCDP
5 1 (1.96%) ISEB
5 1 (1.96%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.96%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.96%) JNCIS
5 1 (1.96%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) SLA
1 1 (1.96%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 4 (7.84%) Oracle RMAN
2 3 (5.88%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (1.96%) NFS
3 1 (1.96%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.96%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (1.96%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 16 (31.37%) Control-M
2 3 (5.88%) Data Guard
3 1 (1.96%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (1.96%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (1.96%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (1.96%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (1.96%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.96%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 27 (52.94%) Oracle
2 7 (13.73%) Sybase
3 6 (11.76%) BMC
4 5 (9.80%) Alterian
5 3 (5.88%) Microsoft
5 3 (5.88%) HP
5 3 (5.88%) VMware
6 2 (3.92%) Informatica
6 2 (3.92%) NetApp
6 2 (3.92%) Red Hat
6 2 (3.92%) Cisco
6 2 (3.92%) IBM
6 2 (3.92%) SAP
6 2 (3.92%) JBoss
7 1 (1.96%) Sun
7 1 (1.96%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.96%) Remedy
7 1 (1.96%) McAfee
7 1 (1.96%) Veritas
7 1 (1.96%) CA
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