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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 32 32 25
Rank change year-on-year
0 -7
Contract jobs citing UNIX 32 32 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 4.14% 4.75% 4.34%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.16% 21.92% 24.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 21 10
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£300 £375 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +44.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £260 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.64% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 3
Average hourly rate £21.50 £37.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.89% +15.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.20 £37.00 £24.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.10 £37.00 £32.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.11 £32.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+1.88% -4.41%
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
167 146 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 21.60% 21.69% 17.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 92 56
Average daily rate £320 £288 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.30% +6.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £160 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £429 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.57% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 13 8
Average hourly rate £18.00 £13.98 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.80% -37.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £18.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 39 (59.09%) Linux
2 22 (33.33%) Oracle
3 21 (31.82%) Finance
4 19 (28.79%) Perl
5 16 (24.24%) Solaris
6 15 (22.73%) Java
7 13 (19.70%) SAN
7 13 (19.70%) Shell Script
7 13 (19.70%) Banking
8 12 (18.18%) VMware
8 12 (18.18%) Red Hat
8 12 (18.18%) Sybase
8 12 (18.18%) ITIL
8 12 (18.18%) Windows
8 12 (18.18%) AIX
9 11 (16.67%) JSP
9 11 (16.67%) SMTP
9 11 (16.67%) DNS
9 11 (16.67%) IMAP
9 11 (16.67%) Sendmail
10 9 (13.64%) J2EE
10 9 (13.64%) Firewall
11 8 (12.12%) JavaScript
11 8 (12.12%) HTML
11 8 (12.12%) XML
11 8 (12.12%) TCP/IP
11 8 (12.12%) Microsoft
11 8 (12.12%) Migration
12 7 (10.61%) Oracle Database
12 7 (10.61%) Relational Database

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 5 (7.58%) Apache
2 4 (6.06%) Tomcat
2 4 (6.06%) CMS
2 4 (6.06%) IBM Notes
3 3 (4.55%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.52%) CICS
4 1 (1.52%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (1.52%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.52%) TPMS
4 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.52%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.52%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.52%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (6.06%) MS Visio
2 3 (4.55%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.03%) MS Office
4 1 (1.52%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 13 (19.70%) SAN
2 11 (16.67%) DNS
2 11 (16.67%) IMAP
2 11 (16.67%) SMTP
3 9 (13.64%) Firewall
4 8 (12.12%) TCP/IP
5 6 (9.09%) OSPF
5 6 (9.09%) BGP
6 5 (7.58%) Network Security
7 3 (4.55%) Internet
8 2 (3.03%) Extranet
8 2 (3.03%) VPN
8 2 (3.03%) Junos
9 1 (1.52%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (1.52%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 1 (1.52%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 1 (1.52%) Multicast
9 1 (1.52%) HTTP
9 1 (1.52%) ATM
9 1 (1.52%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.61%) Oracle Database
1 7 (10.61%) Relational Database
2 5 (7.58%) MySQL
2 5 (7.58%) RDBMS
3 4 (6.06%) Informix
4 3 (4.55%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.52%) DB2
5 1 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.52%) CouchDB
5 1 (1.52%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.52%) SAP Data Services
5 1 (1.52%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 4 (6.06%) Eclipse
1 4 (6.06%) ProC
1 4 (6.06%) Subversion
1 4 (6.06%) Maven
1 4 (6.06%) Ant
2 2 (3.03%) Oracle Forms
General
1 21 (31.82%) Finance
2 13 (19.70%) Banking
3 6 (9.09%) Investment Banking
4 5 (7.58%) Front Office
5 2 (3.03%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.52%) Automotive
6 1 (1.52%) Games
Job Titles
1 16 (24.24%) Developer
2 10 (15.15%) Java Developer
3 9 (13.64%) Administrator
4 8 (12.12%) UNIX Administrator
5 7 (10.61%) Project Manager
6 6 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (7.58%) Systems Engineer
8 4 (6.06%) Architect
8 4 (6.06%) Systems Administrator
8 4 (6.06%) UNIX Systems Administrator
8 4 (6.06%) Technical Manager
8 4 (6.06%) UNIX Engineer
8 4 (6.06%) HPUX Systems Administrator
8 4 (6.06%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 4 (6.06%) Linux Administrator
8 4 (6.06%) C Developer
9 3 (4.55%) Firewall Engineer
9 3 (4.55%) Messaging Engineer
9 3 (4.55%) Technical Leader
9 3 (4.55%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (16.67%) JSP
2 9 (13.64%) J2EE
3 8 (12.12%) HTML
3 8 (12.12%) XML
4 6 (9.09%) Spring
5 5 (7.58%) jQuery
6 4 (6.06%) CSS
6 4 (6.06%) REST
6 4 (6.06%) XSLT
6 4 (6.06%) Ajax
6 4 (6.06%) Java EE
6 4 (6.06%) JSTL
6 4 (6.06%) FIX Protocol
7 3 (4.55%) Servlets
7 3 (4.55%) CGI
7 3 (4.55%) .NET
8 2 (3.03%) Middleware
8 2 (3.03%) Spring MVC
9 1 (1.52%) ActiveMQ
9 1 (1.52%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.06%) Clustering
1 4 (6.06%) Computer Science
2 3 (4.55%) Equities
2 3 (4.55%) Web 2.0
3 1 (1.52%) Derivative
3 1 (1.52%) Equity Derivative
3 1 (1.52%) PKI
3 1 (1.52%) Open Source
3 1 (1.52%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 39 (59.09%) Linux
2 16 (24.24%) Solaris
3 12 (18.18%) Windows
3 12 (18.18%) AIX
4 7 (10.61%) HPUX
5 5 (7.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (7.58%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (6.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.52%) SUSE
7 1 (1.52%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.52%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (18.18%) ITIL
2 8 (12.12%) Migration
3 7 (10.61%) Project Management
3 7 (10.61%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (7.58%) Load Balancing
5 4 (6.06%) Incident Management
5 4 (6.06%) Business Continuity
5 4 (6.06%) Risk Assessment
5 4 (6.06%) Capacity Management
5 4 (6.06%) Low Latency
6 3 (4.55%) Business Continuity Planning
6 3 (4.55%) Knowledge Management
6 3 (4.55%) MVC
6 3 (4.55%) BCP
6 3 (4.55%) Release Management
6 3 (4.55%) Electronic Trading
6 3 (4.55%) Customer Engagement
7 2 (3.03%) Problem Management
7 2 (3.03%) Project Planning
7 2 (3.03%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 19 (28.79%) Perl
2 15 (22.73%) Java
3 13 (19.70%) Shell Script
4 8 (12.12%) JavaScript
5 6 (9.09%) C
5 6 (9.09%) C++
6 5 (7.58%) SQL
7 4 (6.06%) VB
7 4 (6.06%) VBA
7 4 (6.06%) Tcl
7 4 (6.06%) PowerShell
8 3 (4.55%) PHP
9 2 (3.03%) Python
9 2 (3.03%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (7.58%) CCNP
3 4 (6.06%) Degree
4 3 (4.55%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (3.03%) Check Point Certification
5 2 (3.03%) CCSA
5 2 (3.03%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 2 (3.03%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.52%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.52%) CCSE
6 1 (1.52%) JNCIS
6 1 (1.52%) CCIE
6 1 (1.52%) PMP
6 1 (1.52%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.52%) CCNA
6 1 (1.52%) CCDP
6 1 (1.52%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.52%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (16.67%) Sendmail
2 5 (7.58%) Active Directory
3 3 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.52%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 6 (9.09%) NetBackup
2 4 (6.06%) Control-M
3 1 (1.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (1.52%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 22 (33.33%) Oracle
2 12 (18.18%) Sybase
2 12 (18.18%) Red Hat
2 12 (18.18%) VMware
3 8 (12.12%) Microsoft
4 7 (10.61%) Lotus
5 6 (9.09%) Cisco
5 6 (9.09%) CheckPoint
6 5 (7.58%) Juniper
6 5 (7.58%) NetApp
6 5 (7.58%) Blue Coat
7 4 (6.06%) Alterian
7 4 (6.06%) JBoss
8 3 (4.55%) IBM
8 3 (4.55%) Symantec
8 3 (4.55%) HP
9 2 (3.03%) F5
9 2 (3.03%) SAP
10 1 (1.52%) Business Objects
10 1 (1.52%) Sun
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