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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix
Rank 40 42 30
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -12
Contract jobs citing Unix 26 27 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.37% 3.34% 5.47%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.69% 21.26% 25.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 16 22
Average daily rate £400 £325 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £298 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £343 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £26.00 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -28.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.25 £35.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-39.28% +27.27%
Unix
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
147 127 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 19.07% 15.72% 21.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 66 66
Average daily rate £325 £308 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.69% +13.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 13 18
Average hourly rate £12.00 £17.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.42% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £26.00 £22.03
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.80 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.59% -1.25%

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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 2016, 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 41 (55.41%) Linux
2 39 (52.70%) Oracle
3 25 (33.78%) SQL
3 25 (33.78%) Finance
4 21 (28.38%) Java
4 21 (28.38%) Windows
5 19 (25.68%) ITIL
6 18 (24.32%) Solaris
6 18 (24.32%) Oracle Database
7 17 (22.97%) AIX
8 13 (17.57%) Red Hat
8 13 (17.57%) Perl
8 13 (17.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 13 (17.57%) Banking
9 11 (14.86%) WebLogic
10 10 (13.51%) NFS
10 10 (13.51%) SSL
10 10 (13.51%) Service Management
11 9 (12.16%) PHP
12 8 (10.81%) Korn
12 8 (10.81%) Performance Analysis
12 8 (10.81%) PL/SQL
12 8 (10.81%) SQL Server
12 8 (10.81%) XML
12 8 (10.81%) Migration
12 8 (10.81%) Veritas
12 8 (10.81%) EMC
12 8 (10.81%) Relational Database
13 7 (9.46%) Control-M
13 7 (9.46%) Shell Script

Unix
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 11 (14.86%) WebLogic
2 7 (9.46%) JBoss
2 7 (9.46%) Tomcat
3 5 (6.76%) Captiva
3 5 (6.76%) Documentum
3 5 (6.76%) SharePoint
4 3 (4.05%) Apache
4 3 (4.05%) MS Exchange
5 2 (2.70%) WildFly
6 1 (1.35%) MQSeries
6 1 (1.35%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (1.35%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (1.35%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.35%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.35%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 10 (13.51%) SSL
2 7 (9.46%) SSH
3 4 (5.41%) VoIP
4 3 (4.05%) Kerberos
4 3 (4.05%) TACACS
4 3 (4.05%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.70%) DHCP
5 2 (2.70%) DNS
5 2 (2.70%) Firewall
5 2 (2.70%) SAN
5 2 (2.70%) Wireless
6 1 (1.35%) Asterisk PBX
6 1 (1.35%) BIG-IP
6 1 (1.35%) Internet
6 1 (1.35%) VLAN
6 1 (1.35%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (24.32%) Oracle Database
2 8 (10.81%) Relational Database
2 8 (10.81%) SQL Server
3 7 (9.46%) Oracle Database 10g
3 7 (9.46%) RDBMS
4 6 (8.11%) BusinessObjects
4 6 (8.11%) MySQL
4 6 (8.11%) Oracle OWB
5 5 (6.76%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (5.41%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 4 (5.41%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (4.05%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (1.35%) Data Mining
8 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (8.11%) Eclipse
1 6 (8.11%) Toad
2 5 (6.76%) ClearQuest
2 5 (6.76%) Jenkins
2 5 (6.76%) JIRA
2 5 (6.76%) PVCS
3 4 (5.41%) JUnit
4 3 (4.05%) Ant
4 3 (4.05%) Artifactory
4 3 (4.05%) Maven
4 3 (4.05%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (2.70%) SonarQube
5 2 (2.70%) Subversion
General
1 25 (33.78%) Finance
2 13 (17.57%) Banking
3 5 (6.76%) Investment Banking
4 4 (5.41%) Front Office
5 3 (4.05%) Billing
5 3 (4.05%) Law
5 3 (4.05%) Retail
6 1 (1.35%) Back Office
6 1 (1.35%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.35%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 15 (20.27%) Developer
2 10 (13.51%) Administrator
3 9 (12.16%) Unix Administrator
4 8 (10.81%) Analyst
5 6 (8.11%) DBA
5 6 (8.11%) Systems Administrator
5 6 (8.11%) Unix Support
5 6 (8.11%) Unix Systems Administrator
6 5 (6.76%) Architect
6 5 (6.76%) Infrastructure Architect
6 5 (6.76%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 5 (6.76%) Java Developer
6 5 (6.76%) Oracle DBA
6 5 (6.76%) PHP Developer
6 5 (6.76%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (5.41%) Banking Analyst
7 4 (5.41%) Oracle Developer
7 4 (5.41%) Support Analyst
7 4 (5.41%) VoIP Engineer
8 3 (4.05%) Unix Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.81%) XML
2 6 (8.11%) HTML
2 6 (8.11%) J2EE
2 6 (8.11%) Web Services
3 4 (5.41%) Hibernate
3 4 (5.41%) JSP
3 4 (5.41%) Servlets
3 4 (5.41%) SOAP
3 4 (5.41%) Spring
4 3 (4.05%) Apache CXF
4 3 (4.05%) OC4J
5 2 (2.70%) Ajax
5 2 (2.70%) CSS
5 2 (2.70%) JSON
5 2 (2.70%) Middleware
5 2 (2.70%) REST
6 1 (1.35%) EJB
6 1 (1.35%) Java EE
6 1 (1.35%) SAML
6 1 (1.35%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.76%) CMDB
1 5 (6.76%) Derivative
2 4 (5.41%) Data Centre
2 4 (5.41%) Fintech
3 3 (4.05%) Equities
3 3 (4.05%) Fixed Income
4 2 (2.70%) Digital Media
4 2 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (2.70%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.35%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.35%) LPAR
5 1 (1.35%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 41 (55.41%) Linux
2 21 (28.38%) Windows
3 18 (24.32%) Solaris
4 17 (22.97%) AIX
5 13 (17.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (8.11%) SUSE
7 5 (6.76%) Windows Server
8 3 (4.05%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (2.70%) HPUX
10 1 (1.35%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 1 (1.35%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (25.68%) ITIL
2 10 (13.51%) Service Management
3 8 (10.81%) Migration
3 8 (10.81%) Performance Analysis
4 7 (9.46%) Change Management
5 6 (8.11%) Investment Management
5 6 (8.11%) OO
5 6 (8.11%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (6.76%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (6.76%) Defect Tracking
7 4 (5.41%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (5.41%) Data Management
7 4 (5.41%) Electronic Trading
7 4 (5.41%) ITIL V3
7 4 (5.41%) Open Source
7 4 (5.41%) Performance Monitoring
8 3 (4.05%) Database Tuning
8 3 (4.05%) Logistics
8 3 (4.05%) SIEM
8 3 (4.05%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (33.78%) SQL
2 21 (28.38%) Java
3 13 (17.57%) Perl
4 9 (12.16%) PHP
5 8 (10.81%) Korn
5 8 (10.81%) PL/SQL
6 7 (9.46%) Shell Script
7 5 (6.76%) C
7 5 (6.76%) C++
8 4 (5.41%) PowerShell
8 4 (5.41%) T-SQL
8 4 (5.41%) VB
8 4 (5.41%) VBScript
9 2 (2.70%) JavaScript
10 1 (1.35%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (9.46%) Security Cleared
2 5 (6.76%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.41%) Sun Certification
4 3 (4.05%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (1.35%) Degree
5 1 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.35%) MCSE
5 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.35%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.11%) SLA
2 1 (1.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (13.51%) NFS
2 7 (9.46%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 3 (4.05%) Active Directory
3 3 (4.05%) Samba
4 2 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.35%) Kamailio
5 1 (1.35%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 7 (9.46%) Control-M
2 5 (6.76%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (2.70%) Nagios
3 2 (2.70%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (2.70%) Puppet
4 1 (1.35%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 39 (52.70%) Oracle
2 13 (17.57%) Red Hat
3 8 (10.81%) EMC
3 8 (10.81%) Veritas
4 7 (9.46%) Cognizant
4 7 (9.46%) ServiceNow
4 7 (9.46%) VMware
5 6 (8.11%) BMC
6 5 (6.76%) Pega
7 4 (5.41%) HP
8 3 (4.05%) Cisco
8 3 (4.05%) F5
8 3 (4.05%) SAP
9 2 (2.70%) Brocade
9 2 (2.70%) Fortinet
9 2 (2.70%) Infoblox
9 2 (2.70%) Meru Networks
10 1 (1.35%) IBM
10 1 (1.35%) SunGard
10 1 (1.35%) Sybase