The table below looks at the statistics for UNIX skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited UNIX over the 3 months to 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 27 22 29
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +7
Contract jobs citing UNIX 309 384 420
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 5.73% 6.51% 5.79%
As % of the Operating Systems category 25.71% 28.79% 26.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 283 288
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£475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £310 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £583
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £20.18 £32.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.95% +77.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £31.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+19.04% -3.07%
UNIX
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Operating Systems Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
1202 1334 1584
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 22.31% 22.61% 21.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 950 974 1057
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £185 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 57 79
Average hourly rate £16.95 £18.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.37% -5.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.94 £123.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

UNIX
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing UNIX across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

UNIX Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

UNIX
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing UNIX across the City of London region.

UNIX Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

UNIX
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UNIX across the City of London region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

UNIX Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

UNIX
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing UNIX across the City of London region.

UNIX Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

UNIX
Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UNIX across the City of London region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

UNIX Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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.

1 319 (52.55%) Linux
2 207 (34.10%) Java
3 205 (33.77%) SQL
4 191 (31.47%) Oracle
4 191 (31.47%) Finance
5 174 (28.67%) Banking
6 150 (24.71%) Windows
7 115 (18.95%) Agile Software Development
8 92 (15.16%) Shell Script
9 89 (14.66%) Perl
10 81 (13.34%) Solaris
11 73 (12.03%) Relational Database
12 72 (11.86%) XML
13 71 (11.70%) SQL Server
14 70 (11.53%) Python
15 65 (10.71%) Investment Banking
16 64 (10.54%) Continuous Integration
17 60 (9.88%) JavaScript
18 58 (9.56%) Sybase
18 58 (9.56%) Firewall
19 56 (9.23%) Red Hat
20 54 (8.90%) PL/SQL
21 52 (8.57%) Oracle Database
22 51 (8.40%) HTML
23 50 (8.24%) TDD
24 49 (8.07%) Subversion
24 49 (8.07%) Derivative
25 48 (7.91%) Migration
25 48 (7.91%) C++
26 47 (7.74%) TCP/IP

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 27 (4.45%) WebSphere
2 26 (4.28%) WebLogic
3 21 (3.46%) Tomcat
4 16 (2.64%) Apache
5 14 (2.31%) JBoss
6 9 (1.48%) Jetty
7 7 (1.15%) Oracle Coherence
7 7 (1.15%) Node.js
8 6 (0.99%) nginx
8 6 (0.99%) SAS
9 4 (0.66%) SharePoint
9 4 (0.66%) WebSphere Application Server
9 4 (0.66%) Confluence
10 3 (0.49%) Oracle Service Bus
10 3 (0.49%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.49%) IIS
10 3 (0.49%) WebLogic Portal
10 3 (0.49%) PowerExchange
11 2 (0.33%) CICS
11 2 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 19 (3.13%) MS Excel
2 15 (2.47%) MS Office
3 7 (1.15%) Spreadsheet
4 6 (0.99%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.82%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.66%) MS Project
7 3 (0.49%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 6 (0.99%) Oracle Retail
2 5 (0.82%) Global One
2 5 (0.82%) thinkFolio
3 4 (0.66%) Oracle General Ledger
4 3 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.33%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.33%) RMDS
5 2 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.16%) Loan IQ
6 1 (0.16%) Unica
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.16%) PeopleSoft Financials
6 1 (0.16%) Endur
6 1 (0.16%) ION MarketView
6 1 (0.16%) Summit
6 1 (0.16%) HFM
6 1 (0.16%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 21 (3.46%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (0.99%) SaaS
2 6 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (0.66%) PaaS
3 4 (0.66%) IaaS
4 3 (0.49%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 3 (0.49%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.33%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.16%) Google App Engine
6 1 (0.16%) Rackspace Cloud
6 1 (0.16%) Office 365
6 1 (0.16%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 58 (9.56%) Firewall
2 47 (7.74%) TCP/IP
3 39 (6.43%) DNS
3 39 (6.43%) SAN
4 35 (5.77%) SSL
5 32 (5.27%) LDAP
6 27 (4.45%) HTTP
6 27 (4.45%) Internet
7 17 (2.80%) LAN
8 16 (2.64%) WAN
9 15 (2.47%) BIG-IP
10 14 (2.31%) NAS
11 13 (2.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 13 (2.14%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 12 (1.98%) Intranet
13 10 (1.65%) Multicast
14 9 (1.48%) DHCP
14 9 (1.48%) Extranet
15 8 (1.32%) OSPF
15 8 (1.32%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (12.03%) Relational Database
2 71 (11.70%) SQL Server
3 52 (8.57%) Oracle Database
4 33 (5.44%) Oracle Database 11g
5 32 (5.27%) MySQL
6 31 (5.11%) RDBMS
7 27 (4.45%) Big Data
8 25 (4.12%) MongoDB
8 25 (4.12%) DB2
9 18 (2.97%) Data Warehouse
10 16 (2.64%) PostgreSQL
10 16 (2.64%) Hadoop
11 15 (2.47%) SQL Server 2008
11 15 (2.47%) BusinessObjects
12 13 (2.14%) Apache Cassandra
12 13 (2.14%) NoSQL
13 12 (1.98%) Oracle Database 12c
13 12 (1.98%) Oracle Database 10g
14 10 (1.65%) SQL Server 2005
14 10 (1.65%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 49 (8.07%) Subversion
2 37 (6.10%) Jenkins
3 34 (5.60%) Git (software)
4 30 (4.94%) Maven
5 24 (3.95%) JIRA
6 17 (2.80%) JUnit
7 15 (2.47%) TeamCity
8 14 (2.31%) Ant
9 10 (1.65%) Eclipse
10 7 (1.15%) JMeter
11 6 (0.99%) Gradle
11 6 (0.99%) Mockito
11 6 (0.99%) Cucumber
11 6 (0.99%) ClearCase
12 5 (0.82%) Hudson
13 4 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
13 4 (0.66%) Oracle Forms
13 4 (0.66%) Toad
13 4 (0.66%) Selenium
14 3 (0.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 191 (31.47%) Finance
2 174 (28.67%) Banking
3 65 (10.71%) Investment Banking
4 47 (7.74%) Front Office
5 23 (3.79%) Telecoms
6 20 (3.29%) Retail
7 18 (2.97%) Financial Institution
8 11 (1.81%) Advertising
9 9 (1.48%) Back Office
10 8 (1.32%) Legal
10 8 (1.32%) Marketing
11 3 (0.49%) General Ledger
11 3 (0.49%) Publishing
12 2 (0.33%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.33%) Electronics
12 2 (0.33%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.16%) Law
13 1 (0.16%) Games
13 1 (0.16%) Wholesale Banking
13 1 (0.16%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 177 (29.16%) Developer
2 87 (14.33%) Analyst
3 71 (11.70%) Java Developer
4 63 (10.38%) Administrator
5 39 (6.43%) Senior Developer
6 37 (6.10%) Support Analyst
7 36 (5.93%) Architect
8 32 (5.27%) Consultant
9 26 (4.28%) Systems Administrator
9 26 (4.28%) DevOps Engineer
10 25 (4.12%) Senior Java Developer
11 23 (3.79%) DBA
12 22 (3.62%) Applications Support
13 21 (3.46%) UNIX Administrator
14 20 (3.29%) Oracle DBA
15 19 (3.13%) UNIX Systems Administrator
16 18 (2.97%) Scala Developer
17 16 (2.64%) C++ Developer
18 14 (2.31%) Project Manager
19 11 (1.81%) UNIX Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (11.86%) XML
2 51 (8.40%) HTML
3 45 (7.41%) FIX Protocol
4 41 (6.75%) Spring
5 34 (5.60%) Hibernate
6 32 (5.27%) J2EE
7 31 (5.11%) .NET
7 31 (5.11%) Web Services
8 26 (4.28%) Middleware
9 23 (3.79%) WebSphere MQ
10 19 (3.13%) SOAP
10 19 (3.13%) REST
11 18 (2.97%) CSS
12 16 (2.64%) JSP
12 16 (2.64%) Ajax
13 15 (2.47%) Servlets
13 15 (2.47%) XSD
13 15 (2.47%) XSL
14 12 (1.98%) JMS
14 12 (1.98%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 49 (8.07%) Derivative
2 35 (5.77%) Computer Science
3 33 (5.44%) Data Centre
4 32 (5.27%) Analytical Skills
5 26 (4.28%) Equities
5 26 (4.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 23 (3.79%) Clustering
7 14 (2.31%) Equity Derivative
7 14 (2.31%) Mobile App
8 13 (2.14%) Fixed Income
9 12 (1.98%) Credit Risk
10 11 (1.81%) Management Information System
11 10 (1.65%) Mainframe
11 10 (1.65%) Market Risk
11 10 (1.65%) Mathematics
11 10 (1.65%) EMC VMAX
12 9 (1.48%) Hedge funds
13 8 (1.32%) Visualisation
13 8 (1.32%) PKI
14 7 (1.15%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 319 (52.55%) Linux
2 150 (24.71%) Windows
3 81 (13.34%) Solaris
4 34 (5.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 32 (5.27%) AIX
6 17 (2.80%) Mac OS X
7 12 (1.98%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (1.81%) Windows 7
9 9 (1.48%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (1.32%) Windows 8
11 7 (1.15%) Oracle Linux
11 7 (1.15%) Debian
11 7 (1.15%) Ubuntu
12 5 (0.82%) VMS
12 5 (0.82%) HPUX
12 5 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (0.66%) zOS
13 4 (0.66%) SUSE
13 4 (0.66%) CentOS
14 3 (0.49%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (18.95%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (10.54%) Continuous Integration
3 50 (8.24%) TDD
4 48 (7.91%) Migration
5 46 (7.58%) DevOps
6 43 (7.08%) ITIL
7 42 (6.92%) Performance Tuning
8 39 (6.43%) Configuration Management
9 37 (6.10%) Project Management
10 36 (5.93%) Multithreading
10 36 (5.93%) SDLC
11 30 (4.94%) Open Source
12 27 (4.45%) Scrum
13 24 (3.95%) Web Development
13 24 (3.95%) OO
13 24 (3.95%) ETL
14 23 (3.79%) BDD
14 23 (3.79%) Analytics
15 21 (3.46%) Low Latency
16 20 (3.29%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 207 (34.10%) Java
2 205 (33.77%) SQL
3 92 (15.16%) Shell Script
4 89 (14.66%) Perl
5 70 (11.53%) Python
6 60 (9.88%) JavaScript
7 54 (8.90%) PL/SQL
8 48 (7.91%) C++
9 42 (6.92%) C#
10 33 (5.44%) Ruby
11 30 (4.94%) Bash Shell
12 28 (4.61%) PowerShell
13 23 (3.79%) Scala
14 18 (2.97%) PHP
15 17 (2.80%) C
16 16 (2.64%) Korn
17 11 (1.81%) T-SQL
18 8 (1.32%) VBA
19 7 (1.15%) COBOL
20 6 (0.99%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 41 (6.75%) Degree
2 13 (2.14%) Security Cleared
3 11 (1.81%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (1.48%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (0.99%) SC Cleared
6 5 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (0.82%) CCNA
7 4 (0.66%) Oracle Certification
7 4 (0.66%) RHCE
7 4 (0.66%) CISSP
7 4 (0.66%) CCSA
7 4 (0.66%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.49%) NCDA
8 3 (0.49%) NCIE
8 3 (0.49%) CCSE
8 3 (0.49%) Check Point Certification
8 3 (0.49%) MCSE
9 2 (0.33%) PMP
9 2 (0.33%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.33%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.62%) QA
2 10 (1.65%) SLA
3 7 (1.15%) Solvency II
4 5 (0.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.49%) COREP
6 3 (0.49%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.33%) FINREP
8 1 (0.16%) BS7799
8 1 (0.16%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 26 (4.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (3.79%) Active Directory
3 20 (3.29%) Oracle RAC
4 12 (1.98%) Docker
5 11 (1.81%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 11 (1.81%) NFS
6 8 (1.32%) HDFS
7 5 (0.82%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 4 (0.66%) Oracle Clusterware
8 4 (0.66%) vSphere
8 4 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.66%) Samba
9 3 (0.49%) VMware ESX
9 3 (0.49%) ProxySG
9 3 (0.49%) Snort
9 3 (0.49%) Squid
9 3 (0.49%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 3 (0.49%) Hyper-V
9 3 (0.49%) Varnish
9 3 (0.49%) OCFS2
Systems Management
1 33 (5.44%) Puppet
2 20 (3.29%) Tivoli
3 19 (3.13%) Control-M
4 14 (2.31%) Data Guard
5 12 (1.98%) Oracle RMAN
6 11 (1.81%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 11 (1.81%) Opscode Chef
7 10 (1.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 9 (1.48%) ITRS Geneos
9 8 (1.32%) NetBackup
10 7 (1.15%) BladeLogic
10 7 (1.15%) HP Quality Center
10 7 (1.15%) CA Single Sign-On
10 7 (1.15%) Oracle ZFS
11 6 (0.99%) Nagios
12 5 (0.82%) Backup Exec
12 5 (0.82%) EMC VPLEX
13 4 (0.66%) Vagrant
14 3 (0.49%) EMC NetWorker
14 3 (0.49%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 191 (31.47%) Oracle
2 58 (9.56%) Sybase
3 56 (9.23%) Red Hat
4 41 (6.75%) HP
5 38 (6.26%) IBM
6 34 (5.60%) Cisco
7 30 (4.94%) VMware
8 27 (4.45%) EMC
9 25 (4.12%) Microsoft
9 25 (4.12%) Veritas
10 20 (3.29%) F5
11 19 (3.13%) Remedy
12 16 (2.64%) TIBCO
13 15 (2.47%) NetApp
13 15 (2.47%) Sun
14 14 (2.31%) Informatica
15 12 (1.98%) Bloomberg
16 11 (1.81%) CA
16 11 (1.81%) CheckPoint
16 11 (1.81%) Citrix
City, London
Client Server
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Rate: £400 to £420 p/day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
City, London
iKonnect
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
iKonnect
Rate: £350 - £387 per day
Posted: 27 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Posted: 27 days ago