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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 21 25 20
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -5
Contract jobs citing UNIX 427 438 482
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 7.14% 6.02% 6.83%
As % of the Operating Systems category 30.99% 26.59% 32.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 331 306 357
Average daily rate
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£463 £463 £460
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £274 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £594 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £38.00 £22.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+72.72% +17.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- -14.28%
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
1378 1647 1462
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 23.03% 22.65% 20.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1042 1117 1015
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £213 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 77 72
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.66 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.90% -4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £120.00 £27.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -11.76%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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.

1 426 (54.90%) Linux
2 268 (34.54%) Oracle
3 249 (32.09%) SQL
4 248 (31.96%) Finance
5 241 (31.06%) Java
6 231 (29.77%) Banking
7 219 (28.22%) Windows
8 136 (17.53%) Shell Script
9 117 (15.08%) Investment Banking
10 112 (14.43%) Perl
11 102 (13.14%) C++
12 101 (13.02%) Agile Software Development
13 99 (12.76%) Python
14 89 (11.47%) Front Office
14 89 (11.47%) HTML
15 88 (11.34%) Sybase
16 87 (11.21%) Solaris
17 84 (10.82%) Relational Database
18 77 (9.92%) JavaScript
19 73 (9.41%) Multithreading
20 71 (9.15%) Subversion
21 70 (9.02%) SQL Server
22 69 (8.89%) Git (software)
23 65 (8.38%) Oracle Database
24 63 (8.12%) OO
25 62 (7.99%) XML
26 61 (7.86%) Fixed Income
26 61 (7.86%) Spring
27 60 (7.73%) Migration
28 59 (7.60%) Red Hat

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 35 (4.51%) Apache
1 35 (4.51%) Tomcat
2 29 (3.74%) WebLogic
3 27 (3.48%) WebSphere
4 18 (2.32%) JBoss
5 16 (2.06%) IIS
6 15 (1.93%) Oracle Coherence
7 12 (1.55%) Node.js
8 6 (0.77%) TIBCO EMS
9 5 (0.64%) nginx
9 5 (0.64%) MQSeries
10 4 (0.52%) MS Exchange
10 4 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (0.52%) Oracle Workflow
10 4 (0.52%) Oracle Service Bus
10 4 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 3 (0.39%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
11 3 (0.39%) Apache Spark
11 3 (0.39%) GlassFish
11 3 (0.39%) AquaLogic
Applications
1 16 (2.06%) MS Excel
2 15 (1.93%) MS Office
3 4 (0.52%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.39%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.39%) MS Project
5 2 (0.26%) SPSS
5 2 (0.26%) Fireworks
5 2 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.26%) Gephi
6 1 (0.13%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.13%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 12 (1.55%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (1.03%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (0.77%) ION MarketView
4 5 (0.64%) Oracle BPM
5 4 (0.52%) RMDS
6 3 (0.39%) BusinessWorks
6 3 (0.39%) Markit EDM
6 3 (0.39%) Algo Collateral
7 2 (0.26%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 2 (0.26%) Summit
7 2 (0.26%) Murex MxG2000
7 2 (0.26%) Front Arena
7 2 (0.26%) Kondor+
7 2 (0.26%) Temenos T24
7 2 (0.26%) Siebel Analytics
7 2 (0.26%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.13%) Eagle PACE
8 1 (0.13%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.13%) SimCorp Dimension
8 1 (0.13%) LatentZero
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.55%) Amazon AWS
1 12 (1.55%) Amazon EC2
2 10 (1.29%) SaaS
3 9 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.26%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.13%) PaaS
5 1 (0.13%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.13%) GitHub
5 1 (0.13%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 58 (7.47%) Firewall
2 45 (5.80%) SAN
3 41 (5.28%) TCP/IP
4 38 (4.90%) HTTP
5 26 (3.35%) DNS
6 21 (2.71%) Internet
7 17 (2.19%) BGP
7 17 (2.19%) Network Security
8 16 (2.06%) LDAP
9 15 (1.93%) VPN
10 14 (1.80%) OSPF
11 11 (1.42%) SNMP
12 10 (1.29%) PPP
12 10 (1.29%) LAN
12 10 (1.29%) EIGRP
12 10 (1.29%) VRRP
12 10 (1.29%) SSL
12 10 (1.29%) Intrusion Detection
12 10 (1.29%) NAS
12 10 (1.29%) DMVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (10.82%) Relational Database
2 70 (9.02%) SQL Server
3 65 (8.38%) Oracle Database
4 50 (6.44%) MySQL
5 37 (4.77%) NoSQL
6 32 (4.12%) MongoDB
7 31 (3.99%) Oracle Database 11g
8 29 (3.74%) RDBMS
9 26 (3.35%) Data Warehouse
10 24 (3.09%) Oracle Database 10g
11 15 (1.93%) DB2
11 15 (1.93%) Big Data
12 13 (1.68%) Oracle Exadata
12 13 (1.68%) Oracle Reports
12 13 (1.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 11 (1.42%) Hadoop
14 10 (1.29%) Redis
15 9 (1.16%) Oracle Database 12c
16 8 (1.03%) Oracle ODI
17 7 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 71 (9.15%) Subversion
2 69 (8.89%) Git (software)
3 37 (4.77%) JIRA
4 29 (3.74%) Maven
5 26 (3.35%) TeamCity
6 21 (2.71%) Ant
7 20 (2.58%) JUnit
8 17 (2.19%) Jenkins
9 10 (1.29%) Selenium
10 9 (1.16%) Eclipse
10 9 (1.16%) Gerrit
11 7 (0.90%) Mercurial
12 6 (0.77%) Team Foundation Server
12 6 (0.77%) JMeter
13 4 (0.52%) FitNesse
13 4 (0.52%) jMock
13 4 (0.52%) CruiseControl
13 4 (0.52%) AnthillPro
14 3 (0.39%) WebDriver
14 3 (0.39%) Introscope
General
1 248 (31.96%) Finance
2 231 (29.77%) Banking
3 117 (15.08%) Investment Banking
4 89 (11.47%) Front Office
5 21 (2.71%) Back Office
6 19 (2.45%) Financial Institution
7 11 (1.42%) Legal
8 10 (1.29%) Retail
9 9 (1.16%) Telecoms
10 7 (0.90%) Advertising
10 7 (0.90%) Publishing
11 4 (0.52%) International Banking
12 3 (0.39%) Marketing
12 3 (0.39%) Games
13 2 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.26%) General Ledger
13 2 (0.26%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.26%) German Language
14 1 (0.13%) Italian Language
14 1 (0.13%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 277 (35.70%) Developer
2 121 (15.59%) Analyst
3 90 (11.60%) Java Developer
4 64 (8.25%) Architect
5 59 (7.60%) Support Analyst
6 55 (7.09%) C++ Developer
7 46 (5.93%) Applications Support
8 45 (5.80%) Administrator
9 34 (4.38%) Consultant
9 34 (4.38%) DevOps Engineer
10 30 (3.87%) DBA
11 29 (3.74%) UNIX Administrator
12 22 (2.84%) Applications Support Analyst
13 21 (2.71%) Support Engineer
14 18 (2.32%) Oracle DBA
14 18 (2.32%) Technical Architect
15 17 (2.19%) Systems Administrator
15 17 (2.19%) Senior Developer
16 16 (2.06%) Front-End Developer
17 14 (1.80%) UNIX Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (11.47%) HTML
2 62 (7.99%) XML
3 61 (7.86%) Spring
4 57 (7.35%) CSS
4 57 (7.35%) Middleware
5 51 (6.57%) Hibernate
6 43 (5.54%) Web Services
7 41 (5.28%) .NET
8 33 (4.25%) FIX Protocol
9 31 (3.99%) J2EE
10 24 (3.09%) JSP
11 22 (2.84%) JMS
12 21 (2.71%) Java EE
13 20 (2.58%) JSON
13 20 (2.58%) RESTful
14 17 (2.19%) jQuery
15 16 (2.06%) HTML5
16 14 (1.80%) REST
17 13 (1.68%) Django
18 12 (1.55%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 61 (7.86%) Fixed Income
2 58 (7.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 46 (5.93%) Derivative
4 41 (5.28%) Equities
5 39 (5.03%) Analytical Skills
6 26 (3.35%) Computer Science
7 22 (2.84%) Open Source
8 21 (2.71%) Clustering
9 18 (2.32%) Replication
10 16 (2.06%) Visualisation
11 15 (1.93%) Enterprise Software
12 13 (1.68%) SWIFT
13 12 (1.55%) Management Information System
14 11 (1.42%) Credit Derivative
15 10 (1.29%) Algorithms
16 9 (1.16%) Client/Server
16 9 (1.16%) Mainframe
16 9 (1.16%) Kindle
16 9 (1.16%) Hedge funds
17 8 (1.03%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 426 (54.90%) Linux
2 219 (28.22%) Windows
3 87 (11.21%) Solaris
4 52 (6.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 34 (4.38%) Mac OS X
6 22 (2.84%) Windows Server 2003
7 21 (2.71%) AIX
8 18 (2.32%) Ubuntu
9 15 (1.93%) Debian
9 15 (1.93%) Oracle Linux
10 9 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (1.03%) VMS
12 7 (0.90%) HPUX
13 6 (0.77%) SELinux
14 5 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
14 5 (0.64%) SUSE
15 4 (0.52%) Android
15 4 (0.52%) Windows XP
15 4 (0.52%) Windows 7
15 4 (0.52%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (13.02%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (9.41%) Multithreading
3 63 (8.12%) OO
4 60 (7.73%) Migration
5 57 (7.35%) Low Latency
6 48 (6.19%) ITIL
7 47 (6.06%) DevOps
8 41 (5.28%) Risk Management
9 38 (4.90%) TDD
10 37 (4.77%) Continuous Integration
11 35 (4.51%) Configuration Management
12 34 (4.38%) SOA
13 33 (4.25%) ETL
13 33 (4.25%) Scrum
13 33 (4.25%) Web Development
13 33 (4.25%) Performance Tuning
14 32 (4.12%) Change Management
15 27 (3.48%) Software Engineering
16 26 (3.35%) Web Design
16 26 (3.35%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 249 (32.09%) SQL
2 241 (31.06%) Java
3 136 (17.53%) Shell Script
4 112 (14.43%) Perl
5 102 (13.14%) C++
6 99 (12.76%) Python
7 77 (9.92%) JavaScript
8 58 (7.47%) PL/SQL
9 40 (5.15%) Ruby
10 33 (4.25%) PHP
10 33 (4.25%) C#
11 31 (3.99%) C
12 28 (3.61%) Bash Shell
13 21 (2.71%) Scala
14 17 (2.19%) T-SQL
15 12 (1.55%) Korn
16 10 (1.29%) VBA
16 10 (1.29%) PowerShell
17 9 (1.16%) VB
18 6 (0.77%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 41 (5.28%) Degree
2 15 (1.93%) CISSP
2 15 (1.93%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (1.80%) Security Cleared
4 12 (1.55%) CCNP
5 10 (1.29%) GIAC
5 10 (1.29%) GCIA
6 9 (1.16%) Network+ Certification
7 8 (1.03%) CCIE
7 8 (1.03%) DV Cleared
8 7 (0.90%) SC Cleared
8 7 (0.90%) CNA
8 7 (0.90%) Novell Certification
9 5 (0.64%) CCNA
10 4 (0.52%) NCDA
10 4 (0.52%) NCIE
10 4 (0.52%) ISTQB
11 3 (0.39%) CISM
11 3 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.39%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (1.55%) QA
2 11 (1.42%) ISO 9001
3 5 (0.64%) SLA
4 2 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.26%) Basel III
4 2 (0.26%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.13%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.13%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.13%) COBIT
5 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 31 (3.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (3.35%) Oracle RAC
3 22 (2.84%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 18 (2.32%) Oracle RMAN
5 15 (1.93%) Active Directory
6 9 (1.16%) NFS
7 8 (1.03%) XenApp
7 8 (1.03%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 8 (1.03%) vCloud
8 7 (0.90%) Veritas File System
9 6 (0.77%) XenDesktop
9 6 (0.77%) VMware ESX
10 5 (0.64%) RHEV
11 3 (0.39%) HDFS
11 3 (0.39%) Apache Flume
11 3 (0.39%) Samba
11 3 (0.39%) Nmap
11 3 (0.39%) Sendmail
11 3 (0.39%) Hyper-V
12 2 (0.26%) Squid
Systems Management
1 41 (5.28%) Puppet
2 28 (3.61%) Nagios
3 27 (3.48%) Control-M
4 25 (3.22%) Opscode Chef
5 19 (2.45%) NetBackup
6 16 (2.06%) Tivoli
7 15 (1.93%) BMC PATROL
7 15 (1.93%) Data Guard
8 12 (1.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 9 (1.16%) ITRS Geneos
10 7 (0.90%) RANCID
10 7 (0.90%) OpenNMS
11 6 (0.77%) HP Quality Center
11 6 (0.77%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 5 (0.64%) Ansible
13 4 (0.52%) Backup Exec
14 3 (0.39%) Nessus
14 3 (0.39%) BladeLogic
14 3 (0.39%) CA SiteMinder
14 3 (0.39%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 268 (34.54%) Oracle
2 88 (11.34%) Sybase
3 59 (7.60%) Red Hat
4 48 (6.19%) VMware
5 42 (5.41%) Microsoft
6 34 (4.38%) IBM
6 34 (4.38%) Veritas
7 32 (4.12%) Cisco
8 31 (3.99%) NetApp
9 30 (3.87%) Citrix
10 22 (2.84%) HP
10 22 (2.84%) Remedy
11 19 (2.45%) TIBCO
12 18 (2.32%) EMC
13 17 (2.19%) Sun
14 16 (2.06%) Business Objects
14 16 (2.06%) BMC
15 15 (1.93%) Informatica
15 15 (1.93%) ION Trading
16 14 (1.80%) Bloomberg
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