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 7 May 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
7 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 35 27 29
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +2
Contract jobs citing UNIX 30 37 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.64% 5.61% 3.91%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.13% 29.13% 18.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 24 7
Average daily rate
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£328 £363 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.65% +6.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £245 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £650 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £354
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 6
Average hourly rate £26.00 £35.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.76% -4.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
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
142 127 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 17.21% 19.27% 21.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 69 41
Average daily rate £325 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £125 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.58% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 18 12
Average hourly rate £26.00 £16.00 £18.46
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.50% -13.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £26.75 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.88 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.36% -0.78%

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 7 May 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 7 May 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 40 (62.50%) Linux
2 22 (34.38%) Windows
2 22 (34.38%) Solaris
3 17 (26.56%) TCP/IP
3 17 (26.56%) Cisco
3 17 (26.56%) Firewall
4 16 (25.00%) Shell Script
5 15 (23.44%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (23.44%) Oracle
6 14 (21.88%) BGP
6 14 (21.88%) OSPF
7 13 (20.31%) Finance
7 13 (20.31%) SQL
8 12 (18.75%) SQL Server
8 12 (18.75%) ITIL
8 12 (18.75%) CCNA
9 11 (17.19%) AIX
10 10 (15.63%) Microsoft
10 10 (15.63%) F5
11 9 (14.06%) ITIL V3
11 9 (14.06%) Mentoring
11 9 (14.06%) Netezza
11 9 (14.06%) Data Extraction
11 9 (14.06%) Windows Server 2008
11 9 (14.06%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (14.06%) Red Hat
11 9 (14.06%) Ab Initio
11 9 (14.06%) ETL
12 8 (12.50%) SAN
12 8 (12.50%) DNS

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 7 May 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 3 (4.69%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.13%) Apache
3 1 (1.56%) Node.js
3 1 (1.56%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 4 (6.25%) MS Office
2 3 (4.69%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.56%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 17 (26.56%) TCP/IP
1 17 (26.56%) Firewall
2 14 (21.88%) BGP
2 14 (21.88%) OSPF
3 8 (12.50%) SAN
3 8 (12.50%) DNS
4 7 (10.94%) Multicast
4 7 (10.94%) Structured Cabling
5 4 (6.25%) VPN
5 4 (6.25%) Internet
6 3 (4.69%) Network Security
6 3 (4.69%) HTTP
7 2 (3.13%) RIP
7 2 (3.13%) PSTN
7 2 (3.13%) SDH
7 2 (3.13%) WAN
7 2 (3.13%) Ethernet
7 2 (3.13%) ADSL
7 2 (3.13%) Broadband
7 2 (3.13%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.13%) MySQL
2 2 (3.13%) CouchDB
2 2 (3.13%) NoSQL
2 2 (3.13%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.13%) Couchbase
2 2 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.56%) DB2
3 1 (1.56%) DTS
3 1 (1.56%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 4 (6.25%) Git (software)
2 3 (4.69%) Subversion
2 3 (4.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (20.31%) Finance
2 8 (12.50%) Marketing
3 6 (9.38%) Banking
4 3 (4.69%) Investment Banking
4 3 (4.69%) Retail
4 3 (4.69%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.56%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (1.56%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.56%) Electronics
5 1 (1.56%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.56%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 10 (15.63%) Project Manager
1 10 (15.63%) Developer
2 7 (10.94%) UNIX Administrator
2 7 (10.94%) Technical Manager
2 7 (10.94%) Technical Project Manager
3 6 (9.38%) UNIX Systems Administrator
3 6 (9.38%) Systems Administrator
4 5 (7.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (7.81%) Administrator
5 4 (6.25%) Architect
5 4 (6.25%) AIX Administrator
5 4 (6.25%) Firewall Engineer
6 3 (4.69%) Ab Initio Developer
6 3 (4.69%) Technical Architect
6 3 (4.69%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (4.69%) Java Developer
7 2 (3.13%) Network Engineer
7 2 (3.13%) Analyst
7 2 (3.13%) Network Manager
7 2 (3.13%) Network Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.38%) .NET
2 3 (4.69%) CSS
2 3 (4.69%) HTML
3 2 (3.13%) Spring
3 2 (3.13%) jQuery
3 2 (3.13%) Spring MVC
3 2 (3.13%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (1.56%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.56%) JSON
4 1 (1.56%) LINQ
4 1 (1.56%) Entity Framework
4 1 (1.56%) WebRTC
4 1 (1.56%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.56%) Kendo UI
4 1 (1.56%) Apache Cordova
4 1 (1.56%) HTML5
4 1 (1.56%) CSS3
4 1 (1.56%) SAP Basis
4 1 (1.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.06%) Data Extraction
2 7 (10.94%) Clustering
3 2 (3.13%) Symmetrix DMX
3 2 (3.13%) FMCG
3 2 (3.13%) Wiki
4 1 (1.56%) DTV
4 1 (1.56%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 40 (62.50%) Linux
2 22 (34.38%) Windows
2 22 (34.38%) Solaris
3 11 (17.19%) AIX
4 9 (14.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (14.06%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (7.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (7.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (4.69%) Mac OS X
6 3 (4.69%) SUSE
6 3 (4.69%) Windows XP
7 2 (3.13%) HPUX
8 1 (1.56%) Android
8 1 (1.56%) CentOS
8 1 (1.56%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (18.75%) ITIL
2 9 (14.06%) ITIL V3
2 9 (14.06%) Mentoring
2 9 (14.06%) ETL
3 8 (12.50%) Project Management
4 6 (9.38%) PRINCE2
4 6 (9.38%) PRINCE
4 6 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (7.81%) Time Management
5 5 (7.81%) Load Balancing
6 4 (6.25%) Workflow
7 3 (4.69%) Web Development
7 3 (4.69%) Change Control
7 3 (4.69%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (3.13%) E-Commerce
8 2 (3.13%) Risk Assessment
8 2 (3.13%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (3.13%) Service Delivery
8 2 (3.13%) Migration
8 2 (3.13%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 16 (25.00%) Shell Script
2 13 (20.31%) SQL
3 7 (10.94%) Java
4 5 (7.81%) PowerShell
4 5 (7.81%) VB
5 4 (6.25%) Perl
5 4 (6.25%) C
6 3 (4.69%) Tcl
6 3 (4.69%) PHP
7 2 (3.13%) Python
7 2 (3.13%) VBA
7 2 (3.13%) JavaScript
7 2 (3.13%) Korn
7 2 (3.13%) Ruby
8 1 (1.56%) C#
Qualifications
1 15 (23.44%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (18.75%) CCNA
3 5 (7.81%) PMP
3 5 (7.81%) PMI Certification
4 4 (6.25%) CCNP
5 3 (4.69%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (4.69%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (3.13%) Check Point Certification
6 2 (3.13%) CCSA
6 2 (3.13%) SC Cleared
6 2 (3.13%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.56%) BC Cleared
7 1 (1.56%) CCIP
System Software
1 5 (7.81%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.13%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 2 (3.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 2 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (1.56%) KVM
3 1 (1.56%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 5 (7.81%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.56%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.56%) Control-M
2 1 (1.56%) Cisco IPCC
2 1 (1.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 17 (26.56%) Cisco
2 15 (23.44%) Oracle
3 10 (15.63%) Microsoft
3 10 (15.63%) F5
4 9 (14.06%) Netezza
4 9 (14.06%) Red Hat
4 9 (14.06%) Ab Initio
5 8 (12.50%) CheckPoint
6 7 (10.94%) VMware
7 5 (7.81%) IBM
8 4 (6.25%) Juniper
8 4 (6.25%) webMethods
8 4 (6.25%) Blue Coat
9 3 (4.69%) Sun
10 2 (3.13%) EMC
10 2 (3.13%) SAP
10 2 (3.13%) Cramer
10 2 (3.13%) BT
10 2 (3.13%) Remedy
10 2 (3.13%) Veritas
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