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 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 37 31 33
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +2
Contract jobs citing UNIX 27 30 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.72% 4.48% 3.85%
As % of the Operating Systems category 22.50% 22.22% 17.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 20 14
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£328 £349 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.09% -0.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £245 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £650 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £365
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Average hourly rate £26.50 £35.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.35% -4.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +18.64%
UNIX
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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
120 135 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 16.53% 20.18% 21.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 65 58
Average daily rate £340 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £125 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £402 £450 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 24 8
Average hourly rate £21.50 £12.25 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.51% -25.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £18.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -6.25%

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015, 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 28 (57.14%) Linux
2 19 (38.78%) Solaris
3 16 (32.65%) TCP/IP
3 16 (32.65%) Cisco
3 16 (32.65%) Firewall
4 15 (30.61%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (30.61%) Oracle
5 14 (28.57%) Shell Script
5 14 (28.57%) OSPF
5 14 (28.57%) BGP
6 12 (24.49%) SQL
6 12 (24.49%) ITIL
6 12 (24.49%) CCNA
7 11 (22.45%) SQL Server
8 10 (20.41%) Windows
8 10 (20.41%) ETL
8 10 (20.41%) F5
9 9 (18.37%) ITIL V3
9 9 (18.37%) Mentoring
9 9 (18.37%) Netezza
9 9 (18.37%) Data Extraction
9 9 (18.37%) Ab Initio
10 8 (16.33%) Project Management
10 8 (16.33%) CheckPoint
10 8 (16.33%) DNS
10 8 (16.33%) Microsoft
10 8 (16.33%) Marketing
11 7 (14.29%) Structured Cabling
11 7 (14.29%) Multicast
11 7 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 2 (4.08%) Apache
2 1 (2.04%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.04%) SAS
2 1 (2.04%) CICS
2 1 (2.04%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 3 (6.12%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.08%) MS Visio
2 2 (4.08%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (2.04%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 16 (32.65%) TCP/IP
1 16 (32.65%) Firewall
2 14 (28.57%) OSPF
2 14 (28.57%) BGP
3 8 (16.33%) DNS
4 7 (14.29%) Multicast
4 7 (14.29%) Structured Cabling
5 6 (12.24%) SAN
6 4 (8.16%) Internet
7 3 (6.12%) HTTP
7 3 (6.12%) Network Security
8 2 (4.08%) xDSL
8 2 (4.08%) Junos
8 2 (4.08%) LLU
8 2 (4.08%) RIP
8 2 (4.08%) VPN
8 2 (4.08%) ADSL
8 2 (4.08%) Broadband
8 2 (4.08%) ISDN
8 2 (4.08%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (22.45%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.12%) CouchDB
2 3 (6.12%) NoSQL
2 3 (6.12%) Couchbase
2 3 (6.12%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.04%) DB2
3 1 (2.04%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 8 (16.33%) Marketing
2 7 (14.29%) Finance
3 3 (6.12%) Telecoms
3 3 (6.12%) Banking
4 1 (2.04%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.04%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (2.04%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.04%) Publishing
4 1 (2.04%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.04%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 10 (20.41%) Project Manager
2 8 (16.33%) Developer
3 7 (14.29%) Technical Project Manager
3 7 (14.29%) Technical Manager
4 5 (10.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (8.16%) Firewall Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) Architect
6 3 (6.12%) Ab Initio Developer
6 3 (6.12%) Java Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Technical Architect
7 2 (4.08%) Consultant
7 2 (4.08%) Network Manager
7 2 (4.08%) Network Project Manager
8 1 (2.04%) COBOL Developer
8 1 (2.04%) UNIX Technical Specialist
8 1 (2.04%) Virtualisation Consultant
8 1 (2.04%) Build Engineer
8 1 (2.04%) Infrastructure Manager
8 1 (2.04%) UNIX Specialist
8 1 (2.04%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.16%) .NET
2 3 (6.12%) ActiveMQ
2 3 (6.12%) Spring
2 3 (6.12%) Spring MVC
3 1 (2.04%) LINQ
3 1 (2.04%) jQuery
3 1 (2.04%) Entity Framework
3 1 (2.04%) Kendo UI
3 1 (2.04%) HTML
3 1 (2.04%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.04%) JSON
3 1 (2.04%) J2EE
3 1 (2.04%) CSS
3 1 (2.04%) Web Services
3 1 (2.04%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.37%) Data Extraction
2 6 (12.24%) Data Centre
3 5 (10.20%) Clustering
4 1 (2.04%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 28 (57.14%) Linux
2 19 (38.78%) Solaris
3 10 (20.41%) Windows
4 7 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (10.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (10.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (10.20%) AIX
6 1 (2.04%) Windows XP
6 1 (2.04%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (24.49%) ITIL
2 10 (20.41%) ETL
3 9 (18.37%) ITIL V3
3 9 (18.37%) Mentoring
4 8 (16.33%) Project Management
5 6 (12.24%) PRINCE2
5 6 (12.24%) PRINCE
6 4 (8.16%) Time Management
6 4 (8.16%) Workflow
7 3 (6.12%) Migration
7 3 (6.12%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (6.12%) TDD
7 3 (6.12%) Load Balancing
7 3 (6.12%) BDD
7 3 (6.12%) MVC
7 3 (6.12%) Change Control
7 3 (6.12%) ATDD
7 3 (6.12%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (4.08%) Low Latency
8 2 (4.08%) Ultra-Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 14 (28.57%) Shell Script
2 12 (24.49%) SQL
3 7 (14.29%) Java
4 5 (10.20%) VB
4 5 (10.20%) PowerShell
5 3 (6.12%) Tcl
5 3 (6.12%) Perl
5 3 (6.12%) C
6 2 (4.08%) VBA
7 1 (2.04%) PHP
7 1 (2.04%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.04%) C#
7 1 (2.04%) COBOL
7 1 (2.04%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 15 (30.61%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (24.49%) CCNA
3 5 (10.20%) PMP
3 5 (10.20%) PMI Certification
4 3 (6.12%) CCNP
4 3 (6.12%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (4.08%) Check Point Certification
5 2 (4.08%) CCSA
5 2 (4.08%) SC Cleared
5 2 (4.08%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (6.12%) Active Directory
1 3 (6.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.04%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (2.04%) PowerHA
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 5 (10.20%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 16 (32.65%) Cisco
2 15 (30.61%) Oracle
3 10 (20.41%) F5
4 9 (18.37%) Ab Initio
4 9 (18.37%) Netezza
5 8 (16.33%) Microsoft
5 8 (16.33%) CheckPoint
6 6 (12.24%) Red Hat
6 6 (12.24%) VMware
7 5 (10.20%) IBM
8 4 (8.16%) Juniper
8 4 (8.16%) Blue Coat
9 3 (6.12%) webMethods
10 2 (4.08%) Symantec
10 2 (4.08%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 2 (4.08%) Ericsson
10 2 (4.08%) SAP
10 2 (4.08%) Nortel
10 2 (4.08%) Huawei
10 2 (4.08%) BT