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 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 37 28 24
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -4
Contract jobs citing UNIX 31 36 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.81% 5.62% 4.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 22.46% 27.48% 21.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 24 10
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£328 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £245 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £650 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £358 £354
% change year-on-year
+8.24% +1.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 4
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 £30.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+5.69% +2.50%
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
138 131 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 16.97% 20.44% 20.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 66 37
Average daily rate £335 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £125 £152
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 18 10
Average hourly rate £26.00 £15.00 £18.46
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.33% -18.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £18.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -3.12%

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 22 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 22 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 35 (60.34%) Linux
2 21 (36.21%) Solaris
3 17 (29.31%) Windows
3 17 (29.31%) TCP/IP
3 17 (29.31%) Cisco
3 17 (29.31%) Firewall
4 16 (27.59%) Oracle
5 15 (25.86%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (25.86%) Shell Script
6 14 (24.14%) BGP
6 14 (24.14%) OSPF
6 14 (24.14%) SQL
7 12 (20.69%) SQL Server
7 12 (20.69%) ITIL
7 12 (20.69%) CCNA
8 11 (18.97%) Finance
9 10 (17.24%) Microsoft
9 10 (17.24%) ETL
9 10 (17.24%) F5
10 9 (15.52%) ITIL V3
10 9 (15.52%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (15.52%) Mentoring
10 9 (15.52%) Netezza
10 9 (15.52%) Data Extraction
10 9 (15.52%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (15.52%) Ab Initio
11 8 (13.79%) CheckPoint
11 8 (13.79%) Red Hat
11 8 (13.79%) Project Management
11 8 (13.79%) DNS

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 2 (3.45%) SharePoint
1 2 (3.45%) Apache
2 1 (1.72%) Node.js
2 1 (1.72%) SAS
2 1 (1.72%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 4 (6.90%) MS Office
2 3 (5.17%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.72%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 17 (29.31%) TCP/IP
1 17 (29.31%) Firewall
2 14 (24.14%) BGP
2 14 (24.14%) OSPF
3 8 (13.79%) DNS
4 7 (12.07%) Multicast
4 7 (12.07%) Structured Cabling
4 7 (12.07%) SAN
5 4 (6.90%) Internet
5 4 (6.90%) VPN
5 4 (6.90%) HTTP
6 3 (5.17%) Network Security
7 2 (3.45%) Extranet
7 2 (3.45%) MPLS
7 2 (3.45%) DSLAM
7 2 (3.45%) DSL
7 2 (3.45%) EIGRP
7 2 (3.45%) RIP
7 2 (3.45%) ADSL
7 2 (3.45%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (20.69%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.17%) CouchDB
2 3 (5.17%) Couchbase
2 3 (5.17%) Relational Database
2 3 (5.17%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.45%) MySQL
3 2 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.72%) DTS
4 1 (1.72%) DB2
4 1 (1.72%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.72%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Git (software)
General
1 11 (18.97%) Finance
2 8 (13.79%) Marketing
3 6 (10.34%) Banking
4 3 (5.17%) Telecoms
5 2 (3.45%) Retail
5 2 (3.45%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.72%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (1.72%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.72%) Electronics
6 1 (1.72%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.72%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 10 (17.24%) Project Manager
2 8 (13.79%) Developer
3 7 (12.07%) Technical Manager
3 7 (12.07%) Technical Project Manager
4 5 (8.62%) UNIX Administrator
4 5 (8.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (6.90%) Systems Administrator
5 4 (6.90%) Architect
5 4 (6.90%) UNIX Systems Administrator
5 4 (6.90%) Firewall Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) AIX Administrator
6 3 (5.17%) Ab Initio Developer
6 3 (5.17%) Technical Architect
6 3 (5.17%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (5.17%) Administrator
6 3 (5.17%) Java Developer
7 2 (3.45%) Network Engineer
7 2 (3.45%) Analyst
7 2 (3.45%) Network Manager
7 2 (3.45%) Network Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.90%) .NET
2 3 (5.17%) Spring
2 3 (5.17%) ActiveMQ
2 3 (5.17%) Spring MVC
3 2 (3.45%) HTML
3 2 (3.45%) CSS
3 2 (3.45%) jQuery
4 1 (1.72%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.72%) JSON
4 1 (1.72%) SAP Basis
4 1 (1.72%) LINQ
4 1 (1.72%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.72%) Kendo UI
4 1 (1.72%) Apache Cordova
4 1 (1.72%) HTML5
4 1 (1.72%) Entity Framework
4 1 (1.72%) WebRTC
4 1 (1.72%) CSS3
4 1 (1.72%) Web Services
4 1 (1.72%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.52%) Data Extraction
2 6 (10.34%) Clustering
3 1 (1.72%) Wiki
3 1 (1.72%) FMCG
3 1 (1.72%) Symmetrix DMX
3 1 (1.72%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.72%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 35 (60.34%) Linux
2 21 (36.21%) Solaris
3 17 (29.31%) Windows
4 9 (15.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (15.52%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (13.79%) AIX
6 5 (8.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (8.62%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (5.17%) Windows XP
8 2 (3.45%) SUSE
9 1 (1.72%) Android
9 1 (1.72%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.72%) CentOS
9 1 (1.72%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.72%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (20.69%) ITIL
2 10 (17.24%) ETL
3 9 (15.52%) ITIL V3
3 9 (15.52%) Mentoring
4 8 (13.79%) Project Management
5 6 (10.34%) PRINCE
5 6 (10.34%) PRINCE2
6 4 (6.90%) Workflow
6 4 (6.90%) Time Management
6 4 (6.90%) Load Balancing
7 3 (5.17%) TDD
7 3 (5.17%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (5.17%) Change Control
7 3 (5.17%) BDD
7 3 (5.17%) ATDD
7 3 (5.17%) MVC
7 3 (5.17%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (3.45%) Risk Assessment
8 2 (3.45%) Migration
8 2 (3.45%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 15 (25.86%) Shell Script
2 14 (24.14%) SQL
3 7 (12.07%) Java
4 5 (8.62%) PowerShell
4 5 (8.62%) VB
5 4 (6.90%) Perl
6 3 (5.17%) PHP
6 3 (5.17%) C
6 3 (5.17%) Tcl
7 2 (3.45%) JavaScript
7 2 (3.45%) VBA
8 1 (1.72%) Korn
8 1 (1.72%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.72%) C#
Qualifications
1 15 (25.86%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (20.69%) CCNA
3 5 (8.62%) PMP
3 5 (8.62%) PMI Certification
4 4 (6.90%) CCNP
5 3 (5.17%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (5.17%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (3.45%) CCSA
6 2 (3.45%) Check Point Certification
6 2 (3.45%) SC Cleared
6 2 (3.45%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.72%) BC Cleared
7 1 (1.72%) CCIP
System Software
1 5 (8.62%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.72%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (1.72%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (1.72%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (1.72%) KVM
3 1 (1.72%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 5 (8.62%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.72%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.72%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (1.72%) Control-M
2 1 (1.72%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 17 (29.31%) Cisco
2 16 (27.59%) Oracle
3 10 (17.24%) Microsoft
3 10 (17.24%) F5
4 9 (15.52%) Netezza
4 9 (15.52%) Ab Initio
5 8 (13.79%) CheckPoint
5 8 (13.79%) Red Hat
6 6 (10.34%) VMware
7 5 (8.62%) IBM
8 4 (6.90%) Juniper
8 4 (6.90%) Blue Coat
9 3 (5.17%) webMethods
10 2 (3.45%) Cramer
10 2 (3.45%) BT
10 2 (3.45%) Symantec
10 2 (3.45%) Remedy
10 2 (3.45%) Sun
10 2 (3.45%) SAP
11 1 (1.72%) Huawei