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 9 February 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.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix
Rank 17 25 27
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +2
Contract jobs citing Unix 51 34 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 7.53% 5.56% 3.85%
As % of the Operating Systems category 30.72% 25.00% 17.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 19 18
Average daily rate £375 £370 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +34.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £266 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £475 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £374 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.02% +6.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £13.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -60.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £39.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-4.45% +86.90%
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
166 136 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 24.52% 22.26% 22.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 64 71
Average daily rate £338 £360 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +30.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £125 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £307
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +9.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 18 10
Average hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% +23.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £11.35 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £21.00 £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

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 9 February 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 9 February 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 47 (65.28%) Linux
2 28 (38.89%) Oracle
3 23 (31.94%) Finance
4 21 (29.17%) AIX
5 20 (27.78%) Solaris
5 20 (27.78%) Java
6 18 (25.00%) SQL
7 17 (23.61%) ITIL
7 17 (23.61%) Red Hat
8 16 (22.22%) NFS
8 16 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 15 (20.83%) Windows
10 14 (19.44%) Banking
10 14 (19.44%) Performance Analysis
11 13 (18.06%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 13 (18.06%) Perl
11 13 (18.06%) Cognizant
11 13 (18.06%) Veritas
11 13 (18.06%) Service Management
12 10 (13.89%) SLA
12 10 (13.89%) Tomcat
12 10 (13.89%) MySQL
12 10 (13.89%) CMDB
12 10 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
12 10 (13.89%) ServiceNow
12 10 (13.89%) Oracle Database
13 9 (12.50%) PHP
13 9 (12.50%) SQL Server
14 7 (9.72%) JBoss
14 7 (9.72%) Korn

Unix
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 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 10 (13.89%) Tomcat
2 7 (9.72%) JBoss
3 6 (8.33%) Apache
3 6 (8.33%) WebLogic
4 5 (6.94%) Captiva
4 5 (6.94%) Documentum
5 4 (5.56%) nginx
6 3 (4.17%) MS Exchange
6 3 (4.17%) SharePoint
7 2 (2.78%) WildFly
Business Applications
1 1 (1.39%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.39%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.33%) SSH
1 6 (8.33%) SSL
2 4 (5.56%) VoIP
3 3 (4.17%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.78%) DHCP
4 2 (2.78%) DNS
4 2 (2.78%) Firewall
4 2 (2.78%) LAN
4 2 (2.78%) SAN
4 2 (2.78%) Wireless
5 1 (1.39%) Asterisk PBX
5 1 (1.39%) Network Security
5 1 (1.39%) VLAN
5 1 (1.39%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.89%) MySQL
1 10 (13.89%) Oracle Database
2 9 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 4 (5.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 4 (5.56%) Oracle Database 10g
3 4 (5.56%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (4.17%) Oracle Database 12c
4 3 (4.17%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.39%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.39%) DB2
5 1 (1.39%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (4.17%) Eclipse
1 3 (4.17%) Subversion
2 2 (2.78%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.78%) SonarQube
3 1 (1.39%) JUnit
3 1 (1.39%) Maven
3 1 (1.39%) SoapUI
General
1 23 (31.94%) Finance
2 14 (19.44%) Banking
3 4 (5.56%) Investment Banking
4 3 (4.17%) Front Office
5 1 (1.39%) Back Office
5 1 (1.39%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.39%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 12 (16.67%) Developer
2 11 (15.28%) Administrator
2 11 (15.28%) Unix Administrator
3 8 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
3 8 (11.11%) Unix Systems Administrator
4 7 (9.72%) DBA
5 6 (8.33%) Architect
5 6 (8.33%) Java Developer
6 5 (6.94%) Analyst
6 5 (6.94%) Infrastructure Architect
6 5 (6.94%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 5 (6.94%) PHP Developer
6 5 (6.94%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (6.94%) Unix Engineer
6 5 (6.94%) Unix Support
7 4 (5.56%) AIX Engineer
7 4 (5.56%) Banking Analyst
7 4 (5.56%) Solaris Engineer
7 4 (5.56%) Support Analyst
7 4 (5.56%) VoIP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.33%) Web Services
2 5 (6.94%) jQuery
3 4 (5.56%) CSS
3 4 (5.56%) HTML
3 4 (5.56%) HTML5
3 4 (5.56%) RESTful
4 3 (4.17%) J2EE
5 2 (2.78%) Middleware
5 2 (2.78%) SOAP
5 2 (2.78%) XML
6 1 (1.39%) .NET
6 1 (1.39%) Ajax
6 1 (1.39%) EJB
6 1 (1.39%) FreeSWITCH
6 1 (1.39%) Hibernate
6 1 (1.39%) Java EE
6 1 (1.39%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.89%) CMDB
2 5 (6.94%) Derivative
3 4 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (5.56%) Fintech
4 3 (4.17%) Equities
4 3 (4.17%) Fixed Income
5 2 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.78%) Digital Media
5 2 (2.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.39%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.39%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.39%) LPAR
6 1 (1.39%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.39%) Replication
6 1 (1.39%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 47 (65.28%) Linux
2 21 (29.17%) AIX
3 20 (27.78%) Solaris
4 16 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (20.83%) Windows
6 6 (8.33%) SUSE
7 5 (6.94%) Windows Server
8 3 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.39%) HPUX
9 1 (1.39%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (23.61%) ITIL
2 14 (19.44%) Performance Analysis
3 13 (18.06%) Service Management
4 10 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (8.33%) Change Management
5 6 (8.33%) Investment Management
5 6 (8.33%) Migration
5 6 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
5 6 (8.33%) Unit Testing
6 5 (6.94%) SDLC
7 4 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (5.56%) Data Management
7 4 (5.56%) Database Tuning
7 4 (5.56%) Electronic Trading
7 4 (5.56%) MVC
7 4 (5.56%) Open Source
7 4 (5.56%) Performance Monitoring
8 3 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (4.17%) Project Management
8 3 (4.17%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (27.78%) Java
2 18 (25.00%) SQL
3 13 (18.06%) Perl
4 9 (12.50%) PHP
5 7 (9.72%) Korn
6 6 (8.33%) C
7 5 (6.94%) JavaScript
7 5 (6.94%) Shell Script
8 4 (5.56%) PowerShell
8 4 (5.56%) T-SQL
8 4 (5.56%) VBScript
9 2 (2.78%) Python
10 1 (1.39%) C++
10 1 (1.39%) Groovy
10 1 (1.39%) JCL
10 1 (1.39%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (6.94%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.56%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.78%) Degree
4 1 (1.39%) BC Cleared
4 1 (1.39%) CCNA
4 1 (1.39%) CCNP
4 1 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.39%) CISM
4 1 (1.39%) CISSP
4 1 (1.39%) CSSLP
4 1 (1.39%) MCSE
4 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.39%) OCP
4 1 (1.39%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (1.39%) SANS
4 1 (1.39%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (13.89%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (22.22%) NFS
2 13 (18.06%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 3 (4.17%) Samba
4 1 (1.39%) Kamailio
4 1 (1.39%) PowerHA
4 1 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (8.33%) Control-M
2 4 (5.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (2.78%) Nagios
3 2 (2.78%) Puppet
4 1 (1.39%) CA Service Virtualization
4 1 (1.39%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 28 (38.89%) Oracle
2 17 (23.61%) Red Hat
3 13 (18.06%) Cognizant
3 13 (18.06%) Veritas
4 10 (13.89%) ServiceNow
5 6 (8.33%) BMC
5 6 (8.33%) VMware
6 5 (6.94%) EMC
6 5 (6.94%) Pega
7 3 (4.17%) Cisco
7 3 (4.17%) HP
7 3 (4.17%) Microsoft
8 2 (2.78%) Brocade
8 2 (2.78%) F5
8 2 (2.78%) Fortinet
8 2 (2.78%) Infoblox
8 2 (2.78%) Meru Networks
9 1 (1.39%) CA
9 1 (1.39%) IBM
9 1 (1.39%) webMethods