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 September 2014 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 33 28 34
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +6
Contract jobs citing UNIX 36 35 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 4.69% 5.34% 3.69%
As % of the Operating Systems category 22.78% 23.03% 24.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 24 9
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£319 £425 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +57.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £277 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £521 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 2
Average hourly rate £21.50 £37.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.89% +13.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.20 £37.00 £32.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.10 £37.00 £32.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £29.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.75% -17.14%
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
158 152 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 20.60% 23.21% 15.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 98 49
Average daily rate £338 £280 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.53% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £142 £145 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £436 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
- +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 15 7
Average hourly rate £20.00 £13.98 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.11% -6.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £18.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

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 September 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 22 September 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 41 (64.06%) Linux
2 21 (32.81%) Finance
3 20 (31.25%) Oracle
4 16 (25.00%) Perl
4 16 (25.00%) Solaris
5 14 (21.88%) SAN
5 14 (21.88%) Banking
6 13 (20.31%) VMware
6 13 (20.31%) Red Hat
6 13 (20.31%) Windows
7 12 (18.75%) ITIL
7 12 (18.75%) Java
7 12 (18.75%) SMTP
7 12 (18.75%) Shell Script
7 12 (18.75%) Sendmail
8 11 (17.19%) IMAP
8 11 (17.19%) DNS
9 10 (15.63%) TCP/IP
9 10 (15.63%) AIX
9 10 (15.63%) Sybase
10 9 (14.06%) Firewall
11 8 (12.50%) HPUX
11 8 (12.50%) Microsoft
12 7 (10.94%) Cisco
12 7 (10.94%) J2EE
12 7 (10.94%) Disaster Recovery
12 7 (10.94%) OSPF
12 7 (10.94%) BGP
12 7 (10.94%) Lotus
12 7 (10.94%) Cisco Certification

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 4 (6.25%) IBM Notes
2 3 (4.69%) Apache
3 2 (3.13%) Tomcat
3 2 (3.13%) WebLogic
3 2 (3.13%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.13%) CMS
4 1 (1.56%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (1.56%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.56%) TPMS
4 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.56%) CICS
4 1 (1.56%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (6.25%) MS Visio
2 3 (4.69%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.13%) MS Office
4 1 (1.56%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 14 (21.88%) SAN
2 12 (18.75%) SMTP
3 11 (17.19%) DNS
3 11 (17.19%) IMAP
4 10 (15.63%) TCP/IP
5 9 (14.06%) Firewall
6 7 (10.94%) OSPF
6 7 (10.94%) BGP
7 5 (7.81%) Network Security
8 4 (6.25%) Internet
9 2 (3.13%) Extranet
9 2 (3.13%) Junos
9 2 (3.13%) VPN
9 2 (3.13%) LAN
9 2 (3.13%) WAN
9 2 (3.13%) S/MIME
10 1 (1.56%) SSL
10 1 (1.56%) PSTN
10 1 (1.56%) VoIP
10 1 (1.56%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.38%) Oracle Database
1 6 (9.38%) Relational Database
2 4 (6.25%) RDBMS
3 3 (4.69%) MySQL
3 3 (4.69%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.13%) Informix
5 1 (1.56%) DB2
5 1 (1.56%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.56%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.56%) CouchDB
5 1 (1.56%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.56%) SAP Data Services
5 1 (1.56%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 3 (4.69%) ProC
1 3 (4.69%) Subversion
2 2 (3.13%) Maven
2 2 (3.13%) Ant
2 2 (3.13%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (3.13%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.56%) Git (software)
General
1 21 (32.81%) Finance
2 14 (21.88%) Banking
3 6 (9.38%) Investment Banking
4 5 (7.81%) Front Office
5 2 (3.13%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.56%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.56%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 12 (18.75%) Developer
2 10 (15.63%) Administrator
3 9 (14.06%) UNIX Administrator
4 8 (12.50%) Java Developer
5 7 (10.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (7.81%) Systems Engineer
6 5 (7.81%) Project Manager
6 5 (7.81%) Systems Administrator
6 5 (7.81%) UNIX Systems Administrator
7 4 (6.25%) Technical Manager
7 4 (6.25%) HPUX Systems Administrator
7 4 (6.25%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 4 (6.25%) Linux Administrator
7 4 (6.25%) Architect
8 3 (4.69%) Analyst
8 3 (4.69%) Service Manager
8 3 (4.69%) UNIX Engineer
8 3 (4.69%) Technical Leader
8 3 (4.69%) C Developer
8 3 (4.69%) Messaging Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.94%) J2EE
2 6 (9.38%) JSP
3 4 (6.25%) HTML
3 4 (6.25%) Spring
3 4 (6.25%) FIX Protocol
4 3 (4.69%) Java EE
4 3 (4.69%) Servlets
4 3 (4.69%) XML
4 3 (4.69%) jQuery
4 3 (4.69%) CSS
5 2 (3.13%) REST
5 2 (3.13%) XSLT
5 2 (3.13%) JSTL
5 2 (3.13%) Spring MVC
5 2 (3.13%) Middleware
6 1 (1.56%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (1.56%) JSF
6 1 (1.56%) Ajax
6 1 (1.56%) JavaBeans
6 1 (1.56%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.81%) Clustering
2 4 (6.25%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.69%) Equities
4 1 (1.56%) PKI
4 1 (1.56%) Derivative
4 1 (1.56%) Equity Derivative
4 1 (1.56%) Wiki
4 1 (1.56%) Symmetrix DMX
4 1 (1.56%) Open Source
4 1 (1.56%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.56%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.56%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 41 (64.06%) Linux
2 16 (25.00%) Solaris
3 13 (20.31%) Windows
4 10 (15.63%) AIX
5 8 (12.50%) HPUX
6 6 (9.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (7.81%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (7.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (7.81%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (3.13%) SUSE
9 1 (1.56%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.56%) CentOS
9 1 (1.56%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (18.75%) ITIL
2 7 (10.94%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (9.38%) Project Management
3 6 (9.38%) Migration
4 5 (7.81%) Load Balancing
5 4 (6.25%) Incident Management
5 4 (6.25%) Business Continuity
5 4 (6.25%) Risk Assessment
5 4 (6.25%) Capacity Management
5 4 (6.25%) Low Latency
6 3 (4.69%) Business Continuity Planning
6 3 (4.69%) Release Management
6 3 (4.69%) Knowledge Management
6 3 (4.69%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (4.69%) MVC
6 3 (4.69%) BCP
6 3 (4.69%) Electronic Trading
7 2 (3.13%) Problem Management
7 2 (3.13%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (3.13%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 16 (25.00%) Perl
2 12 (18.75%) Shell Script
2 12 (18.75%) Java
3 6 (9.38%) SQL
4 5 (7.81%) VB
4 5 (7.81%) C
4 5 (7.81%) PowerShell
4 5 (7.81%) C++
5 4 (6.25%) Tcl
5 4 (6.25%) VBA
6 3 (4.69%) Python
6 3 (4.69%) JavaScript
7 2 (3.13%) C#
8 1 (1.56%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.56%) Scala
8 1 (1.56%) Ruby
8 1 (1.56%) Korn
Qualifications
1 7 (10.94%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (9.38%) CCNP
3 4 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (6.25%) Degree
4 3 (4.69%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.69%) Security Cleared
5 2 (3.13%) CCSA
5 2 (3.13%) Check Point Certification
5 2 (3.13%) CCNA
6 1 (1.56%) CCDP
6 1 (1.56%) RHCE
6 1 (1.56%) CCIE
6 1 (1.56%) PMP
6 1 (1.56%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.56%) CCSE
6 1 (1.56%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.56%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (18.75%) Sendmail
2 4 (6.25%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.56%) VMware Server
4 1 (1.56%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (1.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 7 (10.94%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.56%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 20 (31.25%) Oracle
2 13 (20.31%) Red Hat
2 13 (20.31%) VMware
3 10 (15.63%) Sybase
4 8 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 7 (10.94%) Cisco
5 7 (10.94%) Lotus
6 6 (9.38%) CheckPoint
7 5 (7.81%) Blue Coat
7 5 (7.81%) NetApp
7 5 (7.81%) Juniper
8 4 (6.25%) IBM
8 4 (6.25%) JBoss
9 3 (4.69%) Symantec
10 2 (3.13%) Alterian
10 2 (3.13%) F5
10 2 (3.13%) Sun
10 2 (3.13%) HP
11 1 (1.56%) EMC
11 1 (1.56%) Business Objects
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