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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 28 28 36
Rank change year-on-year
0 +8
Contract jobs citing UNIX 28 24 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 4.49% 4.23% 2.72%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.71% 19.83% 13.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 19 1
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£355 £313 £218
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.60% +43.67%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 4
Average hourly rate £13.00 £32.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.00% -12.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 £17.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+127.14% -36.36%
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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
129 121 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 20.71% 21.30% 19.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 67 42
Average daily rate £300 £270 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -16.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £125 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £420 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 11 15
Average hourly rate £13.00 £11.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.04% -11.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £9.60 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £28.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
- -4.32%

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 27 February 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UNIX across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

UNIX Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 35 (61.40%) Linux
2 26 (45.61%) Windows
3 17 (29.82%) Oracle
4 13 (22.81%) Shell Script
4 13 (22.81%) Finance
5 12 (21.05%) SQL
6 11 (19.30%) AIX
6 11 (19.30%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (17.54%) Banking
7 10 (17.54%) SQL Server
8 9 (15.79%) Java
8 9 (15.79%) Solaris
8 9 (15.79%) SAN
9 8 (14.04%) Red Hat
9 8 (14.04%) Microsoft
9 8 (14.04%) .NET
9 8 (14.04%) VMware
10 7 (12.28%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (12.28%) TCP/IP
10 7 (12.28%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (10.53%) Time Management
11 6 (10.53%) Data Extraction
11 6 (10.53%) Netezza
11 6 (10.53%) Git (software)
11 6 (10.53%) Mentoring
11 6 (10.53%) ETL
11 6 (10.53%) C
11 6 (10.53%) Ab Initio
11 6 (10.53%) Retail
12 5 (8.77%) Subversion

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 4 (7.02%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.26%) Apache
3 2 (3.51%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.75%) JBoss
4 1 (1.75%) Node.js
Applications
1 4 (7.02%) MS Office
2 2 (3.51%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.75%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 9 (15.79%) SAN
2 7 (12.28%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.51%) VPN
3 2 (3.51%) Internet
3 2 (3.51%) HTTP
3 2 (3.51%) RIP
3 2 (3.51%) ADSL
3 2 (3.51%) Broadband
3 2 (3.51%) ISDN
3 2 (3.51%) LAN
3 2 (3.51%) PSTN
3 2 (3.51%) WAN
3 2 (3.51%) Ethernet
3 2 (3.51%) MPLS
3 2 (3.51%) OSPF
3 2 (3.51%) BGP
3 2 (3.51%) DSLAM
3 2 (3.51%) DSL
3 2 (3.51%) EIGRP
3 2 (3.51%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (17.54%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.26%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.51%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.51%) MySQL
3 2 (3.51%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (3.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.51%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.75%) CouchDB
4 1 (1.75%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.75%) Couchbase
4 1 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.75%) DTS
4 1 (1.75%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (10.53%) Git (software)
2 5 (8.77%) Subversion
3 4 (7.02%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (22.81%) Finance
2 10 (17.54%) Banking
3 6 (10.53%) Retail
4 4 (7.02%) Investment Banking
5 3 (5.26%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.75%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (1.75%) Marketing
6 1 (1.75%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.75%) Publishing
6 1 (1.75%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.75%) Front Office
6 1 (1.75%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 11 (19.30%) Developer
2 8 (14.04%) UNIX Administrator
3 7 (12.28%) UNIX Systems Administrator
3 7 (12.28%) Systems Administrator
4 6 (10.53%) Administrator
5 5 (8.77%) Architect
6 4 (7.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (7.02%) AIX Administrator
7 3 (5.26%) Java Developer
7 3 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (5.26%) Technical Architect
8 2 (3.51%) Network Engineer
8 2 (3.51%) Analyst
8 2 (3.51%) DBA
8 2 (3.51%) Oracle DBA
8 2 (3.51%) Ab Initio Developer
8 2 (3.51%) UNIX Support
8 2 (3.51%) Linux Support
9 1 (1.75%) Voice Engineer
9 1 (1.75%) Ruby Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.04%) .NET
2 5 (8.77%) HTML
2 5 (8.77%) CSS
3 2 (3.51%) jQuery
4 1 (1.75%) HTML5
4 1 (1.75%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (1.75%) CSS3
4 1 (1.75%) WebRTC
4 1 (1.75%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.75%) Kendo UI
4 1 (1.75%) Apache Cordova
4 1 (1.75%) JSP
4 1 (1.75%) Servlets
4 1 (1.75%) Web Services
4 1 (1.75%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (1.75%) Spring
4 1 (1.75%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.75%) JSON
4 1 (1.75%) Spring MVC
4 1 (1.75%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.53%) Data Extraction
2 5 (8.77%) FMCG
3 4 (7.02%) Clustering
4 3 (5.26%) Symmetrix DMX
4 3 (5.26%) Wiki
5 2 (3.51%) Replication
6 1 (1.75%) IVR
6 1 (1.75%) DTV
6 1 (1.75%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 35 (61.40%) Linux
2 26 (45.61%) Windows
3 11 (19.30%) AIX
4 9 (15.79%) Solaris
5 7 (12.28%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (12.28%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (8.77%) Mac OS X
7 4 (7.02%) SUSE
7 4 (7.02%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (5.26%) HPUX
8 3 (5.26%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.75%) Android
9 1 (1.75%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.75%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.75%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (19.30%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (10.53%) ETL
2 6 (10.53%) Time Management
2 6 (10.53%) Mentoring
3 5 (8.77%) Web Development
3 5 (8.77%) Logistics
4 4 (7.02%) Migration
5 3 (5.26%) ITIL
6 2 (3.51%) Incident Management
6 2 (3.51%) Load Balancing
6 2 (3.51%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (3.51%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (3.51%) Release Management
7 1 (1.75%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (1.75%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (1.75%) MVC
7 1 (1.75%) Workflow
7 1 (1.75%) Validation
7 1 (1.75%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (1.75%) CAD
Programming Languages
1 13 (22.81%) Shell Script
2 12 (21.05%) SQL
3 9 (15.79%) Java
4 6 (10.53%) C
5 4 (7.02%) VB
5 4 (7.02%) Ruby
5 4 (7.02%) PowerShell
5 4 (7.02%) Python
6 3 (5.26%) Korn
6 3 (5.26%) PHP
6 3 (5.26%) JavaScript
7 2 (3.51%) Perl
7 2 (3.51%) PL/SQL
7 2 (3.51%) VBA
8 1 (1.75%) C#
8 1 (1.75%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (5.26%) SC Cleared
1 3 (5.26%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.51%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (3.51%) CCNP
2 2 (3.51%) CCNA
2 2 (3.51%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.75%) CCIP
3 1 (1.75%) BC Cleared
System Software
1 4 (7.02%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.26%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 3 (5.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (1.75%) KVM
3 1 (1.75%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (1.75%) VMware Server
3 1 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.75%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 4 (7.02%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.75%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.75%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (1.75%) Control-M
2 1 (1.75%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 17 (29.82%) Oracle
2 8 (14.04%) Microsoft
2 8 (14.04%) Red Hat
2 8 (14.04%) VMware
3 6 (10.53%) Netezza
3 6 (10.53%) Ab Initio
4 5 (8.77%) RedPrairie
4 5 (8.77%) webMethods
4 5 (8.77%) Sun
5 3 (5.26%) EMC
5 3 (5.26%) Cisco
5 3 (5.26%) IBM
5 3 (5.26%) Remedy
5 3 (5.26%) Veritas
6 2 (3.51%) BT
6 2 (3.51%) Cramer
6 2 (3.51%) Symantec
7 1 (1.75%) Sybase
7 1 (1.75%) SAP
7 1 (1.75%) BMC
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