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 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 22 28 24
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -4
Contract jobs citing UNIX 387 425 447
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 6.54% 5.79% 5.71%
As % of the Operating Systems category 28.99% 26.55% 29.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 288 292 345
Average daily rate
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£475 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £301 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £32.00 £18.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.77% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.73 £32.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+3.76% -4.41%
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
1335 1601 1534
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 22.57% 21.81% 19.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 978 1067 1020
Average daily rate £401 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.12% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £202 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 80 85
Average hourly rate £18.50 £19.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.12% +5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £122.50 £35.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 2014.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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.

1 380 (54.21%) Linux
2 263 (37.52%) Oracle
3 242 (34.52%) Java
4 232 (33.10%) SQL
5 228 (32.52%) Banking
6 223 (31.81%) Finance
7 186 (26.53%) Windows
8 130 (18.54%) Investment Banking
9 104 (14.84%) Perl
10 97 (13.84%) Solaris
10 97 (13.84%) Shell Script
11 88 (12.55%) Sybase
12 85 (12.13%) HTML
13 84 (11.98%) C++
13 84 (11.98%) Front Office
14 82 (11.70%) Python
15 80 (11.41%) Relational Database
16 75 (10.70%) Subversion
16 75 (10.70%) JavaScript
16 75 (10.70%) SQL Server
17 69 (9.84%) Oracle Database
18 66 (9.42%) Multithreading
19 64 (9.13%) Spring
19 64 (9.13%) Git (software)
20 62 (8.84%) Firewall
21 60 (8.56%) XML
22 59 (8.42%) Fixed Income
23 58 (8.27%) ITIL
24 57 (8.13%) Red Hat
25 56 (7.99%) Low Latency

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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 42 (5.99%) WebLogic
2 39 (5.56%) Tomcat
3 36 (5.14%) Apache
4 29 (4.14%) WebSphere
5 15 (2.14%) Node.js
6 13 (1.85%) Oracle Coherence
7 12 (1.71%) IIS
8 9 (1.28%) Oracle Service Bus
9 7 (1.00%) TIBCO EMS
9 7 (1.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 5 (0.71%) AquaLogic
11 4 (0.57%) nginx
11 4 (0.57%) MQSeries
11 4 (0.57%) MS Exchange
12 3 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (0.43%) WebLogic Portal
12 3 (0.43%) Oracle Workflow
12 3 (0.43%) SharePoint
12 3 (0.43%) Liferay
12 3 (0.43%) GlassFish
Applications
1 19 (2.71%) MS Office
2 18 (2.57%) MS Excel
3 4 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.43%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.43%) MS Project
5 2 (0.29%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.29%) SPSS
5 2 (0.29%) Gephi
6 1 (0.14%) GIMP
6 1 (0.14%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.14%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 10 (1.43%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (1.14%) RMDS
3 6 (0.86%) Global One
3 6 (0.86%) Temenos T24
3 6 (0.86%) ION MarketView
4 3 (0.43%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (0.43%) Summit
4 3 (0.43%) BusinessWorks
4 3 (0.43%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (0.29%) Front Arena
5 2 (0.29%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 2 (0.29%) Murex MxG2000
5 2 (0.29%) Kondor+
5 2 (0.29%) Siebel Analytics
5 2 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.14%) Eagle PACE
6 1 (0.14%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.14%) IntelliMatch
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 15 (2.14%) Amazon EC2
2 13 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
3 12 (1.71%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (1.00%) SaaS
5 2 (0.29%) GitHub
6 1 (0.14%) IaaS
6 1 (0.14%) PaaS
6 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 62 (8.84%) Firewall
2 54 (7.70%) SAN
3 42 (5.99%) TCP/IP
4 38 (5.42%) HTTP
5 21 (3.00%) DNS
6 20 (2.85%) LDAP
7 16 (2.28%) NAS
8 14 (2.00%) Internet
9 13 (1.85%) SSL
9 13 (1.85%) Network Security
10 12 (1.71%) SSH
11 10 (1.43%) VPN
12 8 (1.14%) BGP
13 7 (1.00%) Intranet
13 7 (1.00%) LAN
13 7 (1.00%) WAN
13 7 (1.00%) Multicast
14 6 (0.86%) Cisco Nexus
14 6 (0.86%) Intrusion Detection
14 6 (0.86%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (11.41%) Relational Database
2 75 (10.70%) SQL Server
3 69 (9.84%) Oracle Database
4 37 (5.28%) MySQL
5 34 (4.85%) Oracle Database 11g
6 30 (4.28%) Data Warehouse
7 27 (3.85%) RDBMS
7 27 (3.85%) Oracle Database 10g
8 17 (2.43%) MongoDB
8 17 (2.43%) NoSQL
9 12 (1.71%) Oracle Exadata
9 12 (1.71%) DB2
10 11 (1.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 11 (1.57%) Oracle Database 12c
11 8 (1.14%) Neo4j
11 8 (1.14%) Big Data
11 8 (1.14%) Hadoop
12 7 (1.00%) Oracle ODI
13 6 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
13 6 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 75 (10.70%) Subversion
2 64 (9.13%) Git (software)
3 40 (5.71%) JIRA
4 33 (4.71%) Maven
5 28 (3.99%) TeamCity
6 26 (3.71%) JUnit
7 24 (3.42%) Ant
8 22 (3.14%) Jenkins
9 11 (1.57%) Gerrit
10 10 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
10 10 (1.43%) Mercurial
10 10 (1.43%) Eclipse
11 8 (1.14%) AnthillPro
12 7 (1.00%) jMock
13 6 (0.86%) CruiseControl
13 6 (0.86%) Grunt
14 5 (0.71%) Jasmine
14 5 (0.71%) Mocha
14 5 (0.71%) Selenium
14 5 (0.71%) Toad
General
1 228 (32.52%) Banking
2 223 (31.81%) Finance
3 130 (18.54%) Investment Banking
4 84 (11.98%) Front Office
5 29 (4.14%) Back Office
6 21 (3.00%) Financial Institution
7 14 (2.00%) Retail
8 10 (1.43%) Legal
9 9 (1.28%) Advertising
10 8 (1.14%) Publishing
11 6 (0.86%) Games
12 5 (0.71%) Telecoms
12 5 (0.71%) Retail Banking
12 5 (0.71%) Marketing
13 4 (0.57%) International Banking
14 3 (0.43%) Corporate Banking
15 2 (0.29%) General Ledger
15 2 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.29%) German Language
16 1 (0.14%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 252 (35.95%) Developer
2 108 (15.41%) Analyst
3 81 (11.55%) Java Developer
4 57 (8.13%) Support Analyst
5 52 (7.42%) C++ Developer
6 50 (7.13%) Administrator
7 45 (6.42%) Architect
8 40 (5.71%) Applications Support
9 36 (5.14%) DBA
9 36 (5.14%) UNIX Administrator
10 26 (3.71%) Consultant
11 23 (3.28%) Support Engineer
12 22 (3.14%) Oracle DBA
12 22 (3.14%) Systems Administrator
13 19 (2.71%) Applications Support Analyst
14 18 (2.57%) UNIX Systems Administrator
14 18 (2.57%) Senior Developer
15 16 (2.28%) Front-End Developer
15 16 (2.28%) DevOps Engineer
16 14 (2.00%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (12.13%) HTML
2 64 (9.13%) Spring
3 60 (8.56%) XML
4 54 (7.70%) Hibernate
5 51 (7.28%) CSS
6 48 (6.85%) Middleware
7 47 (6.70%) J2EE
8 44 (6.28%) .NET
9 37 (5.28%) Web Services
10 33 (4.71%) FIX Protocol
11 28 (3.99%) Java EE
12 27 (3.85%) JMS
13 22 (3.14%) JSP
14 18 (2.57%) REST
15 15 (2.14%) jQuery
15 15 (2.14%) Rendezvous
16 13 (1.85%) HTML5
17 12 (1.71%) JAX-RS
17 12 (1.71%) JSON
18 11 (1.57%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 59 (8.42%) Fixed Income
2 53 (7.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 41 (5.85%) Equities
4 36 (5.14%) Derivative
5 26 (3.71%) Computer Science
6 19 (2.71%) Clustering
6 19 (2.71%) Replication
7 15 (2.14%) Credit Risk
8 12 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
9 11 (1.57%) Visualisation
9 11 (1.57%) Management Information System
10 10 (1.43%) Mainframe
10 10 (1.43%) Client/Server
10 10 (1.43%) SWIFT
11 9 (1.28%) Credit Derivative
12 7 (1.00%) Open Source
12 7 (1.00%) Hedge funds
13 6 (0.86%) Mobile App
13 6 (0.86%) Mathematics
14 4 (0.57%) STB
Operating Systems
1 380 (54.21%) Linux
2 186 (26.53%) Windows
3 97 (13.84%) Solaris
4 55 (7.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 30 (4.28%) Mac OS X
6 23 (3.28%) Windows Server 2003
7 22 (3.14%) AIX
8 11 (1.57%) Oracle Linux
9 9 (1.28%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (1.14%) VMS
11 6 (0.86%) Debian
11 6 (0.86%) HPUX
12 5 (0.71%) Windows XP
12 5 (0.71%) SUSE
12 5 (0.71%) Mac OS
12 5 (0.71%) SELinux
13 4 (0.57%) Android
13 4 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
14 3 (0.43%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.43%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (9.42%) Multithreading
2 58 (8.27%) ITIL
3 56 (7.99%) Low Latency
4 51 (7.28%) Migration
5 49 (6.99%) OO
6 44 (6.28%) Continuous Integration
7 43 (6.13%) Agile Software Development
8 42 (5.99%) TDD
9 35 (4.99%) Configuration Management
10 34 (4.85%) Performance Tuning
11 32 (4.56%) DevOps
12 30 (4.28%) Project Management
13 28 (3.99%) SOA
13 28 (3.99%) Risk Management
13 28 (3.99%) Web Development
14 27 (3.85%) ETL
14 27 (3.85%) Change Management
15 26 (3.71%) Scrum
15 26 (3.71%) Web Design
15 26 (3.71%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 242 (34.52%) Java
2 232 (33.10%) SQL
3 104 (14.84%) Perl
4 97 (13.84%) Shell Script
5 84 (11.98%) C++
6 82 (11.70%) Python
7 75 (10.70%) JavaScript
8 52 (7.42%) PL/SQL
9 36 (5.14%) Ruby
10 32 (4.56%) C
11 31 (4.42%) Bash Shell
12 27 (3.85%) C#
13 21 (3.00%) PHP
14 14 (2.00%) Korn
15 10 (1.43%) VBA
16 9 (1.28%) Bourne shell
16 9 (1.28%) PowerShell
16 9 (1.28%) Scala
17 8 (1.14%) T-SQL
18 7 (1.00%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 49 (6.99%) Degree
2 19 (2.71%) Security Cleared
3 9 (1.28%) CISSP
3 9 (1.28%) SC Cleared
4 8 (1.14%) DV Cleared
4 8 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (0.86%) Sun Certification
5 6 (0.86%) GIAC
5 6 (0.86%) GCIA
6 5 (0.71%) Network+ Certification
6 5 (0.71%) CNA
6 5 (0.71%) Novell Certification
6 5 (0.71%) CCNA
7 4 (0.57%) CCNP
7 4 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (0.43%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.43%) CCSA
8 3 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.29%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.57%) QA
2 5 (0.71%) Basel III
3 4 (0.57%) SLA
4 3 (0.43%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.43%) CRD IV
5 2 (0.29%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.14%) Basel II
6 1 (0.14%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.14%) HIPAA
System Software
1 29 (4.14%) Oracle RAC
2 27 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (3.42%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 17 (2.43%) Oracle RMAN
5 14 (2.00%) Active Directory
6 11 (1.57%) vCloud
7 10 (1.43%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 9 (1.28%) NFS
9 8 (1.14%) Veritas File System
9 8 (1.14%) XenApp
10 7 (1.00%) RHEV
11 6 (0.86%) XenDesktop
11 6 (0.86%) VMware ESX
12 5 (0.71%) Samba
13 4 (0.57%) Sendmail
13 4 (0.57%) HDFS
14 3 (0.43%) SRDF
15 2 (0.29%) vSphere
15 2 (0.29%) OpenSSH
15 2 (0.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 36 (5.14%) Puppet
2 22 (3.14%) Control-M
2 22 (3.14%) NetBackup
3 17 (2.43%) Data Guard
4 16 (2.28%) Tivoli
5 15 (2.14%) Nagios
6 12 (1.71%) Opscode Chef
7 11 (1.57%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 11 (1.57%) BMC PATROL
8 10 (1.43%) ITRS Geneos
9 9 (1.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 4 (0.57%) Backup Exec
10 4 (0.57%) SCCM
10 4 (0.57%) YUM
11 3 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
11 3 (0.43%) ZABBIX
11 3 (0.43%) BladeLogic
11 3 (0.43%) CA SiteMinder
11 3 (0.43%) Ansible
12 2 (0.29%) Salt
Vendors
1 263 (37.52%) Oracle
2 88 (12.55%) Sybase
3 57 (8.13%) Red Hat
4 53 (7.56%) VMware
5 43 (6.13%) Microsoft
6 39 (5.56%) Veritas
7 32 (4.56%) IBM
8 30 (4.28%) NetApp
9 27 (3.85%) Citrix
10 26 (3.71%) Sun
11 25 (3.57%) Cisco
12 24 (3.42%) EMC
13 23 (3.28%) HP
13 23 (3.28%) TIBCO
14 21 (3.00%) JBoss
15 17 (2.43%) Bloomberg
16 15 (2.14%) Business Objects
17 14 (2.00%) Murex
18 13 (1.85%) Remedy
19 12 (1.71%) ION Trading
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