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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unix over the 3 months to 3 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix
Rank 25 31 32
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +1
Contract jobs citing Unix 225 290 320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 6.45% 5.28% 5.05%
As % of the Operating Systems category 30.41% 25.42% 25.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 236 240
Median daily rate £475 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £311 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 0
Median hourly rate £16.52 £19.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.07% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.33 £35.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-33.35% +20.68%
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
740 1141 1250
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 21.21% 20.79% 19.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 600 871 907
Median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 44 54
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.87 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.95% -8.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £22.83 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.25% -0.93%

Unix
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing Unix as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 3 May 2016.

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 3 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Unix also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Unix.

1 244 (58.51%) Linux
2 190 (45.56%) Finance
3 155 (37.17%) SQL
4 136 (32.61%) Banking
5 132 (31.65%) Java
6 130 (31.18%) Oracle
7 116 (27.82%) Windows
8 87 (20.86%) Perl
8 87 (20.86%) Agile Software Development
8 87 (20.86%) Investment Banking
9 86 (20.62%) Shell Script
10 82 (19.66%) Python
11 65 (15.59%) Front Office
12 61 (14.63%) SQL Server
13 56 (13.43%) Red Hat
14 55 (13.19%) Solaris
15 53 (12.71%) ITIL
15 53 (12.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 49 (11.75%) Equities
16 49 (11.75%) Bash Shell
17 48 (11.51%) Sybase
18 45 (10.79%) Puppet
19 44 (10.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 44 (10.55%) Low Latency
19 44 (10.55%) Fixed Income
20 42 (10.07%) Microsoft
21 41 (9.83%) C++
21 41 (9.83%) Configuration Management
21 41 (9.83%) VMware
21 41 (9.83%) Git (software)

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 32 (7.67%) WebSphere
2 22 (5.28%) WebLogic
3 21 (5.04%) Tomcat
4 16 (3.84%) Apache
5 14 (3.36%) WebSphere Application Server
6 11 (2.64%) IIS
7 8 (1.92%) MQSeries
8 7 (1.68%) Elasticsearch
8 7 (1.68%) JBoss
8 7 (1.68%) OpenStack
9 6 (1.44%) Apache Spark
10 5 (1.20%) IBM Domino
10 5 (1.20%) IBM HTTP Server
10 5 (1.20%) Mule
11 4 (0.96%) Confluence
11 4 (0.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 3 (0.72%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 3 (0.72%) MS Exchange
12 3 (0.72%) Node.js
12 3 (0.72%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 5 (1.20%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.96%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (0.72%) MS Project
4 2 (0.48%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.24%) HipChat
5 1 (0.24%) MS Office
5 1 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.24%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (1.92%) Markit EDM
2 4 (0.96%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.72%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
4 2 (0.48%) Bloomberg TOMS
4 2 (0.48%) Eikon
4 2 (0.48%) ION MarketView
4 2 (0.48%) Maximo
4 2 (0.48%) MetaTrader
4 2 (0.48%) Primavera
5 1 (0.24%) Documaker
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.24%) RMDS
5 1 (0.24%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 30 (7.19%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (3.84%) Cloud Computing
3 9 (2.16%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.48%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (0.48%) GitHub
5 2 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.48%) OpenShift
5 2 (0.48%) PaaS
6 1 (0.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.24%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.24%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.24%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.24%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 37 (8.87%) Firewall
2 31 (7.43%) SAN
2 31 (7.43%) TCP/IP
3 29 (6.95%) DNS
4 18 (4.32%) HTTP
5 17 (4.08%) LDAP
6 14 (3.36%) NAS
7 13 (3.12%) SSL
8 11 (2.64%) LAN
9 10 (2.40%) WAN
10 8 (1.92%) Fibre Channel
11 7 (1.68%) Internet
12 6 (1.44%) SSH
12 6 (1.44%) VPN
13 5 (1.20%) DHCP
14 4 (0.96%) FTP
14 4 (0.96%) Network Security
14 4 (0.96%) PuTTY
15 3 (0.72%) Multicast
15 3 (0.72%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (14.63%) SQL Server
2 32 (7.67%) Oracle Database
3 27 (6.47%) Relational Database
4 20 (4.80%) Big Data
4 20 (4.80%) Oracle Database 11g
5 19 (4.56%) Hadoop
6 18 (4.32%) MongoDB
7 17 (4.08%) DB2
7 17 (4.08%) MySQL
7 17 (4.08%) NoSQL
8 16 (3.84%) Apache Cassandra
9 11 (2.64%) Data Warehouse
10 10 (2.40%) KDB
10 10 (2.40%) Oracle Database 12c
10 10 (2.40%) RDBMS
11 8 (1.92%) Oracle Reports
12 6 (1.44%) Apache Hive
12 6 (1.44%) Oracle Database 10g
13 5 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
14 4 (0.96%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 41 (9.83%) Git (software)
2 32 (7.67%) Jenkins
2 32 (7.67%) JIRA
2 32 (7.67%) Subversion
3 26 (6.24%) Maven
4 13 (3.12%) Cucumber
5 12 (2.88%) Selenium
6 11 (2.64%) ClearCase
6 11 (2.64%) JUnit
7 10 (2.40%) Mockito
8 9 (2.16%) Ant
9 8 (1.92%) ClearQuest
9 8 (1.92%) TeamCity
10 6 (1.44%) Gradle
10 6 (1.44%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (1.20%) EasyMock
11 5 (1.20%) Sonatype Nexus
12 4 (0.96%) Artifactory
12 4 (0.96%) Gerrit
12 4 (0.96%) GitLab
General
1 190 (45.56%) Finance
2 136 (32.61%) Banking
3 87 (20.86%) Investment Banking
4 65 (15.59%) Front Office
5 28 (6.71%) Financial Institution
6 6 (1.44%) Back Office
7 4 (0.96%) Marketing
7 4 (0.96%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.72%) Retail
9 2 (0.48%) Advertising
9 2 (0.48%) French Language
9 2 (0.48%) German Language
9 2 (0.48%) Law
9 2 (0.48%) Portuguese Language
9 2 (0.48%) Publishing
9 2 (0.48%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.24%) Games
10 1 (0.24%) Latvian Language
10 1 (0.24%) Lithuanian Language
10 1 (0.24%) Romanian Language
Job Titles
1 130 (31.18%) Developer
2 63 (15.11%) Java Developer
3 59 (14.15%) Analyst
4 34 (8.15%) Administrator
5 32 (7.67%) Applications Support
6 27 (6.47%) Support Analyst
7 24 (5.76%) Consultant
7 24 (5.76%) DevOps Engineer
7 24 (5.76%) Linux Engineer
8 22 (5.28%) Senior Developer
9 21 (5.04%) C++ Developer
10 19 (4.56%) Systems Administrator
11 18 (4.32%) Applications Support Analyst
12 17 (4.08%) Senior Java Developer
12 17 (4.08%) Unix Engineer
13 13 (3.12%) Unix Systems Administrator
14 12 (2.88%) Linux Administrator
14 12 (2.88%) Linux/Unix DevOps
15 11 (2.64%) Linux Systems Administrator
15 11 (2.64%) Unix Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (8.39%) XML
2 34 (8.15%) FIX Protocol
3 32 (7.67%) Middleware
4 28 (6.71%) HTML
5 25 (6.00%) Spring
6 23 (5.52%) J2EE
6 23 (5.52%) REST
7 20 (4.80%) Hibernate
7 20 (4.80%) WebSphere MQ
8 18 (4.32%) SOAP
9 17 (4.08%) .NET
9 17 (4.08%) JSON
10 16 (3.84%) JMS
10 16 (3.84%) Web Services
11 14 (3.36%) CSS
12 11 (2.64%) IBM Integration Bus
13 10 (2.40%) ActiveMQ
14 9 (2.16%) Java EE
15 8 (1.92%) JSP
16 7 (1.68%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 53 (12.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 49 (11.75%) Equities
3 44 (10.55%) Fixed Income
4 40 (9.59%) Derivative
5 21 (5.04%) Analytical Skills
5 21 (5.04%) Data Centre
6 19 (4.56%) Clustering
6 19 (4.56%) Hedge funds
7 14 (3.36%) Enterprise Software
8 12 (2.88%) Computer Science
9 10 (2.40%) Equity Derivative
10 8 (1.92%) Algorithms
11 7 (1.68%) Management Information System
11 7 (1.68%) Public Cloud
11 7 (1.68%) Replication
12 6 (1.44%) Client/Server
12 6 (1.44%) Data Structures
12 6 (1.44%) Fintech
13 5 (1.20%) DataPower
13 5 (1.20%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 244 (58.51%) Linux
2 116 (27.82%) Windows
3 55 (13.19%) Solaris
4 44 (10.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 31 (7.43%) AIX
6 29 (6.95%) Windows Server
7 14 (3.36%) Mac OS X
8 13 (3.12%) SUSE
8 13 (3.12%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (1.92%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 7 (1.68%) Oracle Linux
11 5 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (0.96%) CentOS
12 4 (0.96%) VMS
12 4 (0.96%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (0.72%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.48%) Android
14 2 (0.48%) Mesosphere
14 2 (0.48%) Windows NT
15 1 (0.24%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (20.86%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (12.71%) ITIL
3 44 (10.55%) Low Latency
4 41 (9.83%) Configuration Management
5 38 (9.11%) Migration
6 37 (8.87%) DevOps
7 35 (8.39%) Multithreading
8 33 (7.91%) Continuous Integration
9 30 (7.19%) Electronic Trading
10 28 (6.71%) TDD
11 27 (6.47%) BDD
11 27 (6.47%) High Availability
11 27 (6.47%) OO
12 25 (6.00%) SDLC
13 23 (5.52%) Performance Tuning
13 23 (5.52%) Scrum
14 20 (4.80%) Analytics
15 18 (4.32%) Continuous Delivery
16 16 (3.84%) Problem Management
16 16 (3.84%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 155 (37.17%) SQL
2 132 (31.65%) Java
3 87 (20.86%) Perl
4 86 (20.62%) Shell Script
5 82 (19.66%) Python
6 49 (11.75%) Bash Shell
7 41 (9.83%) C++
8 33 (7.91%) PL/SQL
9 23 (5.52%) C
10 22 (5.28%) C#
10 22 (5.28%) JavaScript
11 18 (4.32%) PowerShell
12 16 (3.84%) Ruby
13 13 (3.12%) PHP
14 11 (2.64%) Korn
14 11 (2.64%) T-SQL
15 10 (2.40%) Scala
16 3 (0.72%) C-shell
16 3 (0.72%) Groovy
16 3 (0.72%) XAML
Qualifications
1 25 (6.00%) Degree
2 14 (3.36%) Security Cleared
3 9 (2.16%) CISSP
4 8 (1.92%) SC Cleared
5 7 (1.68%) DV Cleared
5 7 (1.68%) RHCA
5 7 (1.68%) RHCE
6 5 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (0.96%) CEH
7 4 (0.96%) CISM
8 2 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.48%) CCNA
8 2 (0.48%) CCNP
8 2 (0.48%) MCSE
8 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.48%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.48%) PMP
8 2 (0.48%) Security+ Certification
8 2 (0.48%) VCP4
8 2 (0.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.84%) QA
2 13 (3.12%) SLA
3 4 (0.96%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.72%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.48%) SDET
6 1 (0.24%) COBIT
6 1 (0.24%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.24%) RMADS
System Software
1 27 (6.47%) Active Directory
2 17 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (3.60%) VMware ESXi
4 12 (2.88%) NFS
5 11 (2.64%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 11 (2.64%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 8 (1.92%) KVM
7 7 (1.68%) vSphere
8 6 (1.44%) Oracle RAC
8 6 (1.44%) VMware ESX
9 5 (1.20%) Apache Flume
10 4 (0.96%) Docker
10 4 (0.96%) GFS2
10 4 (0.96%) GlusterFS
10 4 (0.96%) OCFS2
10 4 (0.96%) vCloud
11 3 (0.72%) GPFS
11 3 (0.72%) HDFS
11 3 (0.72%) RHEV
11 3 (0.72%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 45 (10.79%) Puppet
2 31 (7.43%) Control-M
3 21 (5.04%) Ansible
4 19 (4.56%) Opscode Chef
5 14 (3.36%) Nagios
5 14 (3.36%) NetBackup
5 14 (3.36%) Tivoli
6 13 (3.12%) SCOM
7 10 (2.40%) Backup Exec
7 10 (2.40%) Oracle RMAN
8 9 (2.16%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 9 (2.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 8 (1.92%) BladeLogic
10 6 (1.44%) ITRS Geneos
11 5 (1.20%) BMC PATROL
11 5 (1.20%) Oracle ZFS
12 4 (0.96%) CFEngine
12 4 (0.96%) DatAdvantage
12 4 (0.96%) Red Hat Satellite
12 4 (0.96%) SELinux
Vendors
1 130 (31.18%) Oracle
2 56 (13.43%) Red Hat
3 48 (11.51%) Sybase
4 42 (10.07%) Microsoft
5 41 (9.83%) VMware
6 35 (8.39%) IBM
6 35 (8.39%) Veritas
7 26 (6.24%) HP
8 20 (4.80%) NetApp
9 15 (3.60%) EMC
10 14 (3.36%) Reuters
11 11 (2.64%) Bloomberg
11 11 (2.64%) Informatica
12 10 (2.40%) Citrix
12 10 (2.40%) Dell
13 9 (2.16%) Cisco
13 9 (2.16%) DataSynapse
13 9 (2.16%) Google
13 9 (2.16%) SAP
14 8 (1.92%) Sun
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