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 24 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 30 35 32
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -3
Contract jobs citing UNIX 31 23 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 4.40% 3.79% 3.89%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.13% 19.33% 20.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 13 10
Average daily rate
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£349 £400 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.81% +45.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £278 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Average hourly rate £34.50 £37.00 £27.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.75% +33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -1.63%
Operating Systems Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
154 119 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 21.88% 19.60% 19.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 61 51
Average daily rate £320 £313 £218
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +43.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £200 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £321
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 9 14
Average hourly rate £12.13 £16.25 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.38% -27.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £37.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
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 24 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 24 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 (56.92%) Linux
2 24 (36.92%) Oracle
3 22 (33.85%) Perl
3 22 (33.85%) Finance
4 18 (27.69%) JSP
5 17 (26.15%) Shell Script
6 16 (24.62%) XML
6 16 (24.62%) HTML
7 15 (23.08%) Java
7 15 (23.08%) JavaScript
7 15 (23.08%) Sybase
7 15 (23.08%) Migration
8 14 (21.54%) Banking
9 13 (20.00%) Control-M
10 12 (18.46%) AIX
11 11 (16.92%) J2EE
12 10 (15.38%) ITIL
12 10 (15.38%) Solaris
12 10 (15.38%) DNS
12 10 (15.38%) Ajax
13 9 (13.85%) Web 2.0
13 9 (13.85%) Customer Engagement
13 9 (13.85%) CGI
13 9 (13.85%) PHP
14 8 (12.31%) SMTP
14 8 (12.31%) IMAP
14 8 (12.31%) Sendmail
15 7 (10.77%) Firewall
15 7 (10.77%) Project Management
15 7 (10.77%) SAN

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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 7 (10.77%) Apache
1 7 (10.77%) Tomcat
2 6 (9.23%) CMS
3 4 (6.15%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.54%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.54%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.54%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.54%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.54%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (6.15%) MS Visio
2 2 (3.08%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.08%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 10 (15.38%) DNS
2 8 (12.31%) SMTP
2 8 (12.31%) IMAP
3 7 (10.77%) Firewall
3 7 (10.77%) SAN
4 6 (9.23%) OSPF
4 6 (9.23%) BGP
5 5 (7.69%) Network Security
6 2 (3.08%) TCP/IP
6 2 (3.08%) VPN
6 2 (3.08%) Internet
6 2 (3.08%) Extranet
6 2 (3.08%) Junos
7 1 (1.54%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (1.54%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (1.54%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (1.54%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 1 (1.54%) Multicast
7 1 (1.54%) NAS
7 1 (1.54%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.77%) MySQL
2 6 (9.23%) Informix
2 6 (9.23%) Oracle Database
2 6 (9.23%) Relational Database
3 5 (7.69%) RDBMS
4 2 (3.08%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.54%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 6 (9.23%) Ant
1 6 (9.23%) Eclipse
1 6 (9.23%) Maven
1 6 (9.23%) Subversion
2 4 (6.15%) ProC
3 2 (3.08%) Oracle Forms
General
1 22 (33.85%) Finance
2 14 (21.54%) Banking
3 6 (9.23%) Investment Banking
4 5 (7.69%) Front Office
5 4 (6.15%) Games
6 2 (3.08%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.54%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 19 (29.23%) Developer
2 11 (16.92%) Project Manager
3 10 (15.38%) Java Developer
4 8 (12.31%) Administrator
5 6 (9.23%) UNIX Administrator
6 5 (7.69%) UNIX Developer
6 5 (7.69%) UNIX Engineer
6 5 (7.69%) IT Project Manager
7 4 (6.15%) Systems Administrator
7 4 (6.15%) C Developer
7 4 (6.15%) HPUX Systems Administrator
7 4 (6.15%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 4 (6.15%) Linux Administrator
7 4 (6.15%) Technical Manager
7 4 (6.15%) UNIX Systems Administrator
8 3 (4.62%) UNIX Scripting Engineer
8 3 (4.62%) Technical Leader
8 3 (4.62%) Messaging Engineer
8 3 (4.62%) Firewall Engineer
8 3 (4.62%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (27.69%) JSP
2 16 (24.62%) XML
2 16 (24.62%) HTML
3 11 (16.92%) J2EE
4 10 (15.38%) Ajax
5 9 (13.85%) CGI
6 6 (9.23%) XSLT
6 6 (9.23%) CSS
6 6 (9.23%) jQuery
6 6 (9.23%) JSTL
6 6 (9.23%) Spring
6 6 (9.23%) REST
7 4 (6.15%) .NET
7 4 (6.15%) FIX Protocol
8 3 (4.62%) Java EE
8 3 (4.62%) Middleware
9 2 (3.08%) Servlets
10 1 (1.54%) HTML5
10 1 (1.54%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.85%) Web 2.0
2 4 (6.15%) Clustering
2 4 (6.15%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.62%) Equities
3 3 (4.62%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.54%) HP StorageWorks
4 1 (1.54%) Derivative
4 1 (1.54%) Equity Derivative
4 1 (1.54%) CMDB
4 1 (1.54%) LPAR
4 1 (1.54%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 37 (56.92%) Linux
2 12 (18.46%) AIX
3 10 (15.38%) Solaris
4 6 (9.23%) HPUX
5 5 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (7.69%) Windows
6 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (23.08%) Migration
2 10 (15.38%) ITIL
3 9 (13.85%) Customer Engagement
4 7 (10.77%) Project Management
5 5 (7.69%) Incident Management
5 5 (7.69%) Business Continuity
5 5 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (6.15%) Risk Assessment
6 4 (6.15%) Electronic Trading
6 4 (6.15%) Load Balancing
6 4 (6.15%) Capacity Management
6 4 (6.15%) Low Latency
7 3 (4.62%) Business Continuity Planning
7 3 (4.62%) Knowledge Management
7 3 (4.62%) Release Management
7 3 (4.62%) Problem Management
7 3 (4.62%) BCP
8 2 (3.08%) E-Commerce
8 2 (3.08%) PRINCE2
8 2 (3.08%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (33.85%) Perl
2 17 (26.15%) Shell Script
3 15 (23.08%) Java
3 15 (23.08%) JavaScript
4 9 (13.85%) PHP
5 6 (9.23%) C
5 6 (9.23%) C++
6 5 (7.69%) SQL
7 4 (6.15%) Tcl
8 2 (3.08%) C#
9 1 (1.54%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (9.23%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (7.69%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 5 (7.69%) CCNP
3 4 (6.15%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (6.15%) Degree
4 3 (4.62%) Security Cleared
5 2 (3.08%) Check Point Certification
5 2 (3.08%) CCSA
5 2 (3.08%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.54%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.54%) CCSE
6 1 (1.54%) JNCIS
6 1 (1.54%) CCNA
6 1 (1.54%) CCDP
6 1 (1.54%) CCIE
6 1 (1.54%) PMP
6 1 (1.54%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.54%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.08%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (12.31%) Sendmail
2 1 (1.54%) SRDF
2 1 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.54%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 1 (1.54%) NFS
2 1 (1.54%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 13 (20.00%) Control-M
2 1 (1.54%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (1.54%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (1.54%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (1.54%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 24 (36.92%) Oracle
2 15 (23.08%) Sybase
3 7 (10.77%) Lotus
4 6 (9.23%) Cisco
4 6 (9.23%) NetApp
4 6 (9.23%) Red Hat
4 6 (9.23%) CheckPoint
4 6 (9.23%) Alterian
5 5 (7.69%) Blue Coat
5 5 (7.69%) VMware
5 5 (7.69%) BMC
5 5 (7.69%) Juniper
6 4 (6.15%) JBoss
6 4 (6.15%) Microsoft
7 3 (4.62%) HP
8 2 (3.08%) IBM
8 2 (3.08%) SAP
8 2 (3.08%) F5
9 1 (1.54%) RightScale
9 1 (1.54%) CA
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