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 30 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 30 27 28
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Contract jobs citing UNIX 36 34 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 4.61% 5.20% 4.32%
As % of the Operating Systems category 22.22% 22.67% 27.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 26 14
Average daily rate
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£344 £450 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.61% +44.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £320 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £519 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 2
Average hourly rate £21.50 - £32.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.20 - £32.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.10 - £32.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £30.50 £34.50
% change year-on-year
+3.27% -11.59%
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
162 150 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 20.74% 22.94% 15.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 100 51
Average daily rate £350 £288 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% -7.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £130 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 15 7
Average hourly rate £20.00 £13.87 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.19% -10.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £16.50 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -11.76%

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 30 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 30 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 43 (65.15%) Linux
2 21 (31.82%) Oracle
2 21 (31.82%) Finance
3 17 (25.76%) Solaris
4 16 (24.24%) Perl
5 15 (22.73%) Windows
5 15 (22.73%) SAN
5 15 (22.73%) Banking
6 14 (21.21%) VMware
6 14 (21.21%) Red Hat
7 13 (19.70%) Shell Script
8 12 (18.18%) ITIL
8 12 (18.18%) Java
8 12 (18.18%) SMTP
8 12 (18.18%) Sendmail
9 11 (16.67%) IMAP
9 11 (16.67%) TCP/IP
9 11 (16.67%) DNS
10 10 (15.15%) AIX
10 10 (15.15%) Sybase
10 10 (15.15%) Firewall
11 9 (13.64%) Microsoft
12 8 (12.12%) NetBackup
12 8 (12.12%) HPUX
12 8 (12.12%) Disaster Recovery
13 7 (10.61%) Migration
13 7 (10.61%) BGP
13 7 (10.61%) OSPF
13 7 (10.61%) Lotus
13 7 (10.61%) Cisco

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 4 (6.06%) IBM Notes
2 3 (4.55%) Apache
3 2 (3.03%) Tomcat
3 2 (3.03%) WebLogic
3 2 (3.03%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.03%) CMS
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%) CICS
4 1 (1.52%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.52%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (6.06%) MS Excel
1 4 (6.06%) MS Visio
2 2 (3.03%) MS Office
3 1 (1.52%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 15 (22.73%) SAN
2 12 (18.18%) SMTP
3 11 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 11 (16.67%) DNS
3 11 (16.67%) IMAP
4 10 (15.15%) Firewall
5 7 (10.61%) OSPF
5 7 (10.61%) BGP
6 5 (7.58%) Network Security
7 4 (6.06%) Internet
8 2 (3.03%) Extranet
8 2 (3.03%) Junos
8 2 (3.03%) WAN
8 2 (3.03%) S/MIME
8 2 (3.03%) VPN
8 2 (3.03%) LAN
9 1 (1.52%) PSTN
9 1 (1.52%) VoIP
9 1 (1.52%) SSL
9 1 (1.52%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.61%) Oracle Database
2 6 (9.09%) Relational Database
3 4 (6.06%) RDBMS
3 4 (6.06%) SQL Server
4 3 (4.55%) MySQL
5 2 (3.03%) Informix
5 2 (3.03%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (3.03%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.52%) CouchDB
6 1 (1.52%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.52%) SAP Data Services
6 1 (1.52%) Couchbase
6 1 (1.52%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (4.55%) ProC
1 3 (4.55%) Subversion
2 2 (3.03%) Maven
2 2 (3.03%) Ant
2 2 (3.03%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (3.03%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.52%) Git (software)
General
1 21 (31.82%) Finance
2 15 (22.73%) Banking
3 6 (9.09%) Investment Banking
4 5 (7.58%) Front Office
5 2 (3.03%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.52%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.52%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 12 (18.18%) Developer
2 10 (15.15%) Administrator
3 9 (13.64%) UNIX Administrator
4 8 (12.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (12.12%) Java Developer
5 5 (7.58%) Systems Engineer
5 5 (7.58%) Project Manager
5 5 (7.58%) Systems Administrator
5 5 (7.58%) UNIX Systems Administrator
6 4 (6.06%) Technical Manager
6 4 (6.06%) HPUX Systems Administrator
6 4 (6.06%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 4 (6.06%) Linux Administrator
6 4 (6.06%) Architect
7 3 (4.55%) Analyst
7 3 (4.55%) Technical Leader
7 3 (4.55%) UNIX Engineer
7 3 (4.55%) Service Manager
7 3 (4.55%) C Developer
7 3 (4.55%) Messaging Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.61%) J2EE
2 6 (9.09%) JSP
3 4 (6.06%) HTML
3 4 (6.06%) Spring
3 4 (6.06%) FIX Protocol
4 3 (4.55%) Java EE
4 3 (4.55%) Servlets
4 3 (4.55%) XML
4 3 (4.55%) jQuery
4 3 (4.55%) CSS
5 2 (3.03%) REST
5 2 (3.03%) XSLT
5 2 (3.03%) JSTL
5 2 (3.03%) Spring MVC
5 2 (3.03%) Middleware
6 1 (1.52%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (1.52%) JSF
6 1 (1.52%) Ajax
6 1 (1.52%) JavaBeans
6 1 (1.52%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.58%) Clustering
2 4 (6.06%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.55%) Equities
4 2 (3.03%) Replication
5 1 (1.52%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.52%) PKI
5 1 (1.52%) Derivative
5 1 (1.52%) Equity Derivative
5 1 (1.52%) Wiki
5 1 (1.52%) Symmetrix DMX
5 1 (1.52%) Open Source
5 1 (1.52%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.52%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 43 (65.15%) Linux
2 17 (25.76%) Solaris
3 15 (22.73%) Windows
4 10 (15.15%) AIX
5 8 (12.12%) HPUX
6 7 (10.61%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (7.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (3.03%) SUSE
10 1 (1.52%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.52%) CentOS
10 1 (1.52%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (18.18%) ITIL
2 8 (12.12%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (10.61%) Migration
4 6 (9.09%) Project Management
5 5 (7.58%) Load Balancing
6 4 (6.06%) Incident Management
6 4 (6.06%) Business Continuity
6 4 (6.06%) Risk Assessment
6 4 (6.06%) Capacity Management
6 4 (6.06%) Low Latency
7 3 (4.55%) Business Continuity Planning
7 3 (4.55%) Release Management
7 3 (4.55%) Knowledge Management
7 3 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (4.55%) MVC
7 3 (4.55%) BCP
7 3 (4.55%) Electronic Trading
8 2 (3.03%) Problem Management
8 2 (3.03%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (3.03%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 16 (24.24%) Perl
2 13 (19.70%) Shell Script
3 12 (18.18%) Java
4 7 (10.61%) SQL
5 6 (9.09%) VB
5 6 (9.09%) PowerShell
6 5 (7.58%) C++
6 5 (7.58%) VBA
6 5 (7.58%) C
7 4 (6.06%) Tcl
8 3 (4.55%) JavaScript
8 3 (4.55%) Python
9 2 (3.03%) C#
9 2 (3.03%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.52%) Scala
10 1 (1.52%) Ruby
10 1 (1.52%) Korn
Qualifications
1 7 (10.61%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (9.09%) CCNP
3 4 (6.06%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (6.06%) Degree
4 3 (4.55%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.55%) Security Cleared
5 2 (3.03%) CCSA
5 2 (3.03%) Check Point Certification
5 2 (3.03%) CCNA
6 1 (1.52%) CCDP
6 1 (1.52%) RHCE
6 1 (1.52%) CCIE
6 1 (1.52%) PMP
6 1 (1.52%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.52%) CCSE
6 1 (1.52%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.52%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (18.18%) Sendmail
2 5 (7.58%) Active Directory
3 3 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.52%) VMware Server
4 1 (1.52%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (1.52%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 8 (12.12%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.52%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 21 (31.82%) Oracle
2 14 (21.21%) Red Hat
2 14 (21.21%) VMware
3 10 (15.15%) Sybase
4 9 (13.64%) Microsoft
5 7 (10.61%) Cisco
5 7 (10.61%) Lotus
6 6 (9.09%) CheckPoint
7 5 (7.58%) Blue Coat
7 5 (7.58%) NetApp
7 5 (7.58%) IBM
7 5 (7.58%) Juniper
8 4 (6.06%) JBoss
8 4 (6.06%) Symantec
9 2 (3.03%) Alterian
9 2 (3.03%) F5
9 2 (3.03%) Sun
9 2 (3.03%) HP
10 1 (1.52%) EMC
10 1 (1.52%) Business Objects
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