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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 31 38 36
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -2
Contract jobs citing UNIX 33 28 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 4.44% 4.15% 3.56%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.25% 20.00% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 18 9
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£300 £450 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +38.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £299 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Average hourly rate £21.50 £37.00 £27.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.89% +35.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.70 £37.00 £23.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £37.00 £31.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +8.33%
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
163 140 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 21.94% 20.74% 17.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 85 54
Average daily rate £320 £295 £258
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.47% +14.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £177 £160 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 14 8
Average hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -37.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.80 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.25 £17.20 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.68% -8.57%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 40 (57.97%) Linux
2 24 (34.78%) Oracle
3 23 (33.33%) Finance
4 21 (30.43%) Perl
5 16 (23.19%) Java
5 16 (23.19%) JSP
6 15 (21.74%) Solaris
6 15 (21.74%) Shell Script
6 15 (21.74%) Banking
7 14 (20.29%) Sybase
8 13 (18.84%) JavaScript
8 13 (18.84%) HTML
8 13 (18.84%) XML
9 12 (17.39%) ITIL
9 12 (17.39%) AIX
9 12 (17.39%) Migration
10 11 (15.94%) IMAP
10 11 (15.94%) Sendmail
10 11 (15.94%) SMTP
10 11 (15.94%) DNS
10 11 (15.94%) SAN
11 10 (14.49%) Red Hat
11 10 (14.49%) Windows
11 10 (14.49%) J2EE
11 10 (14.49%) VMware
12 9 (13.04%) Firewall
13 8 (11.59%) Control-M
13 8 (11.59%) Ajax
14 7 (10.14%) Spring
14 7 (10.14%) Web 2.0

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (8.70%) Apache
2 5 (7.25%) CMS
2 5 (7.25%) Tomcat
3 4 (5.80%) IBM Notes
4 3 (4.35%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.45%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.45%) TPMS
5 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.45%) CICS
5 1 (1.45%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (1.45%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.45%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (5.80%) MS Visio
2 3 (4.35%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.90%) MS Office
4 1 (1.45%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 11 (15.94%) IMAP
1 11 (15.94%) SMTP
1 11 (15.94%) DNS
1 11 (15.94%) SAN
2 9 (13.04%) Firewall
3 7 (10.14%) TCP/IP
4 6 (8.70%) OSPF
4 6 (8.70%) BGP
5 5 (7.25%) Network Security
6 3 (4.35%) Internet
7 2 (2.90%) VPN
7 2 (2.90%) Extranet
7 2 (2.90%) Junos
8 1 (1.45%) OpenLDAP
8 1 (1.45%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (1.45%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (1.45%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 1 (1.45%) Multicast
8 1 (1.45%) ATM
8 1 (1.45%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.14%) Oracle Database
1 7 (10.14%) Relational Database
1 7 (10.14%) MySQL
2 6 (8.70%) Informix
3 5 (7.25%) RDBMS
4 3 (4.35%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.45%) CouchDB
5 1 (1.45%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.45%) SAP Data Services
5 1 (1.45%) Couchbase
5 1 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.45%) DB2
Development Applications
1 5 (7.25%) Maven
1 5 (7.25%) Subversion
1 5 (7.25%) Ant
1 5 (7.25%) Eclipse
2 4 (5.80%) ProC
3 2 (2.90%) Oracle Forms
General
1 23 (33.33%) Finance
2 15 (21.74%) Banking
3 6 (8.70%) Investment Banking
4 5 (7.25%) Front Office
5 3 (4.35%) Games
6 2 (2.90%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.45%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 19 (27.54%) Developer
2 11 (15.94%) Java Developer
3 9 (13.04%) Project Manager
3 9 (13.04%) Administrator
4 8 (11.59%) UNIX Administrator
5 5 (7.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (5.80%) Architect
6 4 (5.80%) Systems Administrator
6 4 (5.80%) Systems Engineer
6 4 (5.80%) UNIX Developer
6 4 (5.80%) UNIX Systems Administrator
6 4 (5.80%) Linux Administrator
6 4 (5.80%) Technical Manager
6 4 (5.80%) UNIX Engineer
6 4 (5.80%) IT Project Manager
6 4 (5.80%) HPUX Systems Administrator
6 4 (5.80%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 4 (5.80%) C Developer
7 3 (4.35%) Firewall Engineer
7 3 (4.35%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (23.19%) JSP
2 13 (18.84%) HTML
2 13 (18.84%) XML
3 10 (14.49%) J2EE
4 8 (11.59%) Ajax
5 7 (10.14%) Spring
5 7 (10.14%) CGI
6 6 (8.70%) jQuery
7 5 (7.25%) JSTL
7 5 (7.25%) REST
7 5 (7.25%) XSLT
7 5 (7.25%) CSS
8 4 (5.80%) .NET
8 4 (5.80%) FIX Protocol
8 4 (5.80%) Java EE
9 3 (4.35%) Servlets
10 2 (2.90%) Middleware
10 2 (2.90%) Spring MVC
11 1 (1.45%) JSF
11 1 (1.45%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.14%) Web 2.0
2 4 (5.80%) Clustering
2 4 (5.80%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.35%) Equities
4 1 (1.45%) Derivative
4 1 (1.45%) Equity Derivative
4 1 (1.45%) PKI
4 1 (1.45%) Open Source
4 1 (1.45%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 40 (57.97%) Linux
2 15 (21.74%) Solaris
3 12 (17.39%) AIX
4 10 (14.49%) Windows
5 7 (10.14%) HPUX
6 4 (5.80%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (5.80%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (5.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.45%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.45%) CentOS
8 1 (1.45%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (17.39%) ITIL
1 12 (17.39%) Migration
2 7 (10.14%) Customer Engagement
2 7 (10.14%) Disaster Recovery
2 7 (10.14%) Project Management
3 5 (7.25%) Load Balancing
4 4 (5.80%) Capacity Management
4 4 (5.80%) Low Latency
4 4 (5.80%) Business Continuity
4 4 (5.80%) Risk Assessment
4 4 (5.80%) Incident Management
5 3 (4.35%) Knowledge Management
5 3 (4.35%) Release Management
5 3 (4.35%) Electronic Trading
5 3 (4.35%) Business Continuity Planning
5 3 (4.35%) BCP
5 3 (4.35%) MVC
6 2 (2.90%) PRINCE2
6 2 (2.90%) Validation
6 2 (2.90%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (30.43%) Perl
2 16 (23.19%) Java
3 15 (21.74%) Shell Script
4 13 (18.84%) JavaScript
5 7 (10.14%) PHP
6 6 (8.70%) C++
6 6 (8.70%) C
7 5 (7.25%) SQL
8 4 (5.80%) Tcl
9 3 (4.35%) PowerShell
9 3 (4.35%) VB
9 3 (4.35%) VBA
10 2 (2.90%) Python
10 2 (2.90%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (7.25%) CCNP
3 4 (5.80%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 4 (5.80%) Degree
4 3 (4.35%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (2.90%) Check Point Certification
5 2 (2.90%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.90%) CCSA
6 1 (1.45%) JNCIS
6 1 (1.45%) CCSE
6 1 (1.45%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.45%) PMP
6 1 (1.45%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.45%) RHCE
6 1 (1.45%) CCNA
6 1 (1.45%) CCDP
6 1 (1.45%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.45%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (15.94%) Sendmail
2 5 (7.25%) Active Directory
3 3 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (11.59%) Control-M
2 5 (7.25%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.45%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (1.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 24 (34.78%) Oracle
2 14 (20.29%) Sybase
3 10 (14.49%) Red Hat
3 10 (14.49%) VMware
4 7 (10.14%) Lotus
4 7 (10.14%) Microsoft
5 6 (8.70%) Cisco
5 6 (8.70%) CheckPoint
6 5 (7.25%) Alterian
6 5 (7.25%) Blue Coat
6 5 (7.25%) Juniper
6 5 (7.25%) NetApp
7 4 (5.80%) JBoss
8 3 (4.35%) BMC
8 3 (4.35%) HP
8 3 (4.35%) IBM
9 2 (2.90%) SAP
9 2 (2.90%) Symantec
9 2 (2.90%) F5
10 1 (1.45%) Proofpoint
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