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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 34 37 34
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -3
Contract jobs citing UNIX 30 22 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 4.20% 3.62% 3.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.74% 18.49% 19.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 13 10
Average daily rate
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£348 £400 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.12% +45.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £278 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £359 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £34.50 £37.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.75% +15.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +6.55%
Operating Systems Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
152 119 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 21.29% 19.57% 18.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 63 52
Average daily rate £320 £310 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +37.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £169 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 10 13
Average hourly rate £12.25 £16.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.43% -28.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £26.20 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
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 28 July 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 28 July 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 37 (57.81%) Linux
2 23 (35.94%) Oracle
3 22 (34.38%) Perl
4 21 (32.81%) Finance
5 18 (28.13%) JSP
6 17 (26.56%) Shell Script
7 16 (25.00%) XML
7 16 (25.00%) HTML
8 15 (23.44%) Java
8 15 (23.44%) JavaScript
8 15 (23.44%) Migration
9 14 (21.88%) Sybase
9 14 (21.88%) Banking
10 13 (20.31%) Control-M
11 12 (18.75%) AIX
12 11 (17.19%) J2EE
13 10 (15.63%) Solaris
13 10 (15.63%) DNS
13 10 (15.63%) Ajax
14 9 (14.06%) Web 2.0
14 9 (14.06%) Customer Engagement
14 9 (14.06%) CGI
14 9 (14.06%) ITIL
14 9 (14.06%) PHP
15 8 (12.50%) SMTP
15 8 (12.50%) Sendmail
15 8 (12.50%) IMAP
16 7 (10.94%) Firewall
16 7 (10.94%) SAN
16 7 (10.94%) Lotus

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (9.38%) Apache
1 6 (9.38%) Tomcat
1 6 (9.38%) CMS
2 4 (6.25%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.56%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.56%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (1.56%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.56%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.56%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (6.25%) MS Visio
2 2 (3.13%) MS Office
3 1 (1.56%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 10 (15.63%) DNS
2 8 (12.50%) SMTP
2 8 (12.50%) IMAP
3 7 (10.94%) SAN
3 7 (10.94%) Firewall
4 6 (9.38%) OSPF
4 6 (9.38%) BGP
5 5 (7.81%) Network Security
6 2 (3.13%) Junos
6 2 (3.13%) Internet
6 2 (3.13%) Extranet
6 2 (3.13%) TCP/IP
6 2 (3.13%) VPN
7 1 (1.56%) DHCP
7 1 (1.56%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (1.56%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (1.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (1.56%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 1 (1.56%) Multicast
7 1 (1.56%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.94%) MySQL
2 6 (9.38%) Informix
2 6 (9.38%) Oracle Database
2 6 (9.38%) Relational Database
3 5 (7.81%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.56%) SAP Data Services
4 1 (1.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (9.38%) Ant
1 6 (9.38%) Eclipse
1 6 (9.38%) Subversion
1 6 (9.38%) Maven
2 4 (6.25%) ProC
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle Forms
General
1 21 (32.81%) Finance
2 14 (21.88%) Banking
3 6 (9.38%) Investment Banking
4 5 (7.81%) Front Office
5 4 (6.25%) Games
6 2 (3.13%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 19 (29.69%) Developer
2 11 (17.19%) Project Manager
3 10 (15.63%) Java Developer
4 8 (12.50%) Administrator
5 6 (9.38%) UNIX Administrator
6 5 (7.81%) UNIX Engineer
6 5 (7.81%) IT Project Manager
6 5 (7.81%) UNIX Developer
7 4 (6.25%) C Developer
7 4 (6.25%) Technical Manager
7 4 (6.25%) UNIX Systems Administrator
7 4 (6.25%) HPUX Systems Administrator
7 4 (6.25%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 4 (6.25%) Linux Administrator
7 4 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
8 3 (4.69%) Service Manager
8 3 (4.69%) Architect
8 3 (4.69%) Technical Leader
8 3 (4.69%) UNIX Scripting Engineer
8 3 (4.69%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (28.13%) JSP
2 16 (25.00%) XML
2 16 (25.00%) HTML
3 11 (17.19%) J2EE
4 10 (15.63%) Ajax
5 9 (14.06%) CGI
6 6 (9.38%) JSTL
6 6 (9.38%) jQuery
6 6 (9.38%) CSS
6 6 (9.38%) XSLT
6 6 (9.38%) Spring
6 6 (9.38%) REST
7 4 (6.25%) .NET
7 4 (6.25%) FIX Protocol
8 3 (4.69%) Java EE
9 2 (3.13%) Middleware
9 2 (3.13%) Servlets
10 1 (1.56%) SAP PI
10 1 (1.56%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.06%) Web 2.0
2 4 (6.25%) Clustering
2 4 (6.25%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.69%) Equities
4 2 (3.13%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.56%) Derivative
5 1 (1.56%) Equity Derivative
5 1 (1.56%) CMDB
5 1 (1.56%) LPAR
5 1 (1.56%) HP StorageWorks
Operating Systems
1 37 (57.81%) Linux
2 12 (18.75%) AIX
3 10 (15.63%) Solaris
4 6 (9.38%) HPUX
5 5 (7.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (6.25%) Windows
7 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (23.44%) Migration
2 9 (14.06%) ITIL
2 9 (14.06%) Customer Engagement
3 6 (9.38%) Project Management
4 5 (7.81%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (7.81%) Business Continuity
5 4 (6.25%) Risk Assessment
5 4 (6.25%) Capacity Management
5 4 (6.25%) Low Latency
5 4 (6.25%) Incident Management
5 4 (6.25%) Load Balancing
5 4 (6.25%) Electronic Trading
6 3 (4.69%) Release Management
6 3 (4.69%) Knowledge Management
6 3 (4.69%) Business Continuity Planning
6 3 (4.69%) BCP
7 2 (3.13%) Network Design
7 2 (3.13%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (3.13%) Risk Management
7 2 (3.13%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 22 (34.38%) Perl
2 17 (26.56%) Shell Script
3 15 (23.44%) Java
3 15 (23.44%) JavaScript
4 9 (14.06%) PHP
5 6 (9.38%) C
5 6 (9.38%) C++
6 4 (6.25%) Tcl
6 4 (6.25%) SQL
7 2 (3.13%) C#
8 1 (1.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (9.38%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (7.81%) CCNP
2 5 (7.81%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 4 (6.25%) Degree
4 3 (4.69%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.69%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (3.13%) Check Point Certification
5 2 (3.13%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.13%) CCSA
6 1 (1.56%) CCSE
6 1 (1.56%) JNCIS
6 1 (1.56%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.56%) CCIE
6 1 (1.56%) PMP
6 1 (1.56%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.56%) CCNA
6 1 (1.56%) CCDP
6 1 (1.56%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.56%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (12.50%) Sendmail
2 1 (1.56%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 1 (1.56%) SRDF
2 1 (1.56%) NFS
2 1 (1.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (20.31%) Control-M
2 1 (1.56%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.56%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (1.56%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (1.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (1.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 23 (35.94%) Oracle
2 14 (21.88%) Sybase
3 7 (10.94%) Lotus
4 6 (9.38%) Red Hat
4 6 (9.38%) CheckPoint
4 6 (9.38%) NetApp
4 6 (9.38%) Cisco
4 6 (9.38%) Alterian
5 5 (7.81%) Blue Coat
5 5 (7.81%) VMware
5 5 (7.81%) Juniper
5 5 (7.81%) BMC
6 4 (6.25%) JBoss
7 3 (4.69%) HP
7 3 (4.69%) Microsoft
8 2 (3.13%) IBM
8 2 (3.13%) SAP
8 2 (3.13%) F5
9 1 (1.56%) RightScale
9 1 (1.56%) Sun