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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 46 35 39
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +4
Contract jobs citing UNIX 12 27 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.66% 3.79% 3.59%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.63% 18.00% 18.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 15 13
Average daily rate
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£325 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £280 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.63% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -7.69%
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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
82 150 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 11.31% 21.07% 19.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 67 64
Average daily rate £300 £348 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.66% +13.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £159 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 21 11
Average hourly rate £15.50 £12.25 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.53% -23.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £20.00 £23.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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 August 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 August 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 27 (65.85%) Linux
2 19 (46.34%) Solaris
3 16 (39.02%) Cisco
3 16 (39.02%) TCP/IP
3 16 (39.02%) Firewall
4 15 (36.59%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (34.15%) OSPF
5 14 (34.15%) BGP
6 12 (29.27%) CCNA
6 12 (29.27%) ITIL
7 10 (24.39%) F5
8 9 (21.95%) ITIL V3
8 9 (21.95%) Windows
8 9 (21.95%) Oracle
8 9 (21.95%) Shell Script
9 8 (19.51%) CheckPoint
9 8 (19.51%) DNS
9 8 (19.51%) Project Management
9 8 (19.51%) VMware
10 7 (17.07%) Marketing
10 7 (17.07%) Java
10 7 (17.07%) SQL
10 7 (17.07%) Multicast
10 7 (17.07%) Structured Cabling
10 7 (17.07%) Data Centre
11 6 (14.63%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (14.63%) PRINCE2
11 6 (14.63%) Microsoft
11 6 (14.63%) PRINCE
11 6 (14.63%) Windows Server 2003

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 1 (2.44%) Apache
1 1 (2.44%) SAS
1 1 (2.44%) CICS
1 1 (2.44%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 2 (4.88%) MS Excel
1 2 (4.88%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 16 (39.02%) TCP/IP
1 16 (39.02%) Firewall
2 14 (34.15%) OSPF
2 14 (34.15%) BGP
3 8 (19.51%) DNS
4 7 (17.07%) Multicast
4 7 (17.07%) Structured Cabling
5 5 (12.20%) SAN
6 4 (9.76%) Internet
7 3 (7.32%) HTTP
7 3 (7.32%) Network Security
8 2 (4.88%) xDSL
8 2 (4.88%) Junos
8 2 (4.88%) LLU
8 2 (4.88%) RIP
8 2 (4.88%) VPN
8 2 (4.88%) ADSL
8 2 (4.88%) Broadband
8 2 (4.88%) ISDN
8 2 (4.88%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.20%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.32%) Relational Database
2 3 (7.32%) CouchDB
2 3 (7.32%) NoSQL
2 3 (7.32%) Couchbase
3 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.44%) DB2
3 1 (2.44%) BusinessObjects
General
1 7 (17.07%) Marketing
2 6 (14.63%) Finance
3 2 (4.88%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.44%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (26.83%) Project Manager
2 8 (19.51%) Technical Project Manager
2 8 (19.51%) Technical Manager
3 6 (14.63%) Developer
4 5 (12.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Firewall Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Java Developer
7 2 (4.88%) Consultant
7 2 (4.88%) Administrator
7 2 (4.88%) Network Manager
7 2 (4.88%) Network Project Manager
7 2 (4.88%) COBOL Developer
8 1 (2.44%) UNIX Technical Specialist
8 1 (2.44%) Ab Initio Developer
8 1 (2.44%) Virtualisation Consultant
8 1 (2.44%) Build Engineer
8 1 (2.44%) Architect
8 1 (2.44%) Network Security Engineer
8 1 (2.44%) Systems Administrator
8 1 (2.44%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.32%) .NET
1 3 (7.32%) ActiveMQ
1 3 (7.32%) Spring
1 3 (7.32%) Spring MVC
2 1 (2.44%) J2EE
2 1 (2.44%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.07%) Data Centre
2 4 (9.76%) Clustering
2 4 (9.76%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 27 (65.85%) Linux
2 19 (46.34%) Solaris
3 9 (21.95%) Windows
4 6 (14.63%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (14.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (12.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (12.20%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (7.32%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (29.27%) ITIL
2 9 (21.95%) ITIL V3
3 8 (19.51%) Project Management
4 6 (14.63%) PRINCE2
4 6 (14.63%) PRINCE
5 5 (12.20%) ETL
6 4 (9.76%) Migration
6 4 (9.76%) Mentoring
7 3 (7.32%) Change Control
7 3 (7.32%) ATDD
7 3 (7.32%) Load Balancing
7 3 (7.32%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (7.32%) Time Management
7 3 (7.32%) BDD
7 3 (7.32%) TDD
7 3 (7.32%) MVC
7 3 (7.32%) Workflow
8 2 (4.88%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (4.88%) Risk Assessment
8 2 (4.88%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 9 (21.95%) Shell Script
2 7 (17.07%) SQL
2 7 (17.07%) Java
3 5 (12.20%) VB
3 5 (12.20%) PowerShell
4 3 (7.32%) Perl
4 3 (7.32%) C
4 3 (7.32%) Tcl
5 2 (4.88%) COBOL
5 2 (4.88%) VBA
6 1 (2.44%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (36.59%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (29.27%) CCNA
3 5 (12.20%) PMP
3 5 (12.20%) PMI Certification
4 3 (7.32%) CCNP
4 3 (7.32%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (4.88%) Check Point Certification
5 2 (4.88%) CCSA
5 2 (4.88%) SC Cleared
5 2 (4.88%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (7.32%) Active Directory
1 3 (7.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.44%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (2.44%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 5 (12.20%) NetBackup
2 1 (2.44%) Puppet
Vendors
1 16 (39.02%) Cisco
2 10 (24.39%) F5
3 9 (21.95%) Oracle
4 8 (19.51%) CheckPoint
4 8 (19.51%) VMware
5 6 (14.63%) Microsoft
5 6 (14.63%) Red Hat
6 5 (12.20%) IBM
7 4 (9.76%) Juniper
7 4 (9.76%) Blue Coat
7 4 (9.76%) Ab Initio
7 4 (9.76%) Netezza
8 3 (7.32%) webMethods
9 2 (4.88%) Symantec
9 2 (4.88%) Micro Focus
9 2 (4.88%) BT
9 2 (4.88%) Cramer
9 2 (4.88%) Nortel
9 2 (4.88%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 2 (4.88%) Ericsson