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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 20 25 19
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -6
Contract jobs citing UNIX 404 423 458
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 6.88% 5.99% 7.20%
As % of the Operating Systems category 29.82% 27.01% 32.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 310 305 342
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £300 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 5
Average hourly rate £38.00 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+68.88% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -21.42%
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
1355 1566 1412
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 23.09% 22.16% 22.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1020 1094 982
Average daily rate £388 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £228 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 75 81
Average hourly rate £14.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.70% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.25 £24.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -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 28 November 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 28 November 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.

1 420 (53.37%) Linux
2 253 (32.15%) Finance
3 252 (32.02%) SQL
4 248 (31.51%) Java
5 245 (31.13%) Oracle
6 237 (30.11%) Windows
7 221 (28.08%) Banking
8 141 (17.92%) Shell Script
9 125 (15.88%) Perl
10 113 (14.36%) Agile Software Development
11 105 (13.34%) C++
12 101 (12.83%) Investment Banking
13 90 (11.44%) Front Office
14 85 (10.80%) Relational Database
15 84 (10.67%) HTML
16 82 (10.42%) Python
17 81 (10.29%) Sybase
18 80 (10.17%) Solaris
19 73 (9.28%) Multithreading
20 71 (9.02%) Git (software)
21 69 (8.77%) SQL Server
22 67 (8.51%) JavaScript
23 65 (8.26%) Subversion
24 63 (8.01%) Firewall
25 61 (7.75%) Spring
25 61 (7.75%) Oracle Database
26 59 (7.50%) PL/SQL
26 59 (7.50%) OO
26 59 (7.50%) XML
27 57 (7.24%) Middleware

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

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 (5.34%) Apache
2 39 (4.96%) Tomcat
3 24 (3.05%) WebSphere
4 21 (2.67%) JBoss
5 19 (2.41%) WebLogic
6 14 (1.78%) Oracle Coherence
7 13 (1.65%) IIS
7 13 (1.65%) Node.js
8 8 (1.02%) TIBCO EMS
9 6 (0.76%) MS Exchange
10 5 (0.64%) GlassFish
10 5 (0.64%) nginx
10 5 (0.64%) Elasticsearch
10 5 (0.64%) Apache Spark
11 4 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
11 4 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (0.51%) MQSeries
12 3 (0.38%) IBM Notes
12 3 (0.38%) SAS
12 3 (0.38%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 15 (1.91%) MS Excel
2 11 (1.40%) MS Office
3 4 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.38%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.38%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.38%) MS Project
4 3 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.25%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.13%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.13%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 10 (1.27%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (1.02%) ION MarketView
2 8 (1.02%) RMDS
2 8 (1.02%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.64%) BusinessWorks
3 5 (0.64%) Markit EDM
4 4 (0.51%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.38%) Algo Collateral
6 2 (0.25%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 2 (0.25%) FLEXCUBE
6 2 (0.25%) Summit
6 2 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.25%) Murex MxG2000
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.13%) HiPortfolio
7 1 (0.13%) LatentZero
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.13%) Global One
7 1 (0.13%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.13%) Siebel Analytics
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (1.02%) SaaS
3 7 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.38%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.13%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.13%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.13%) GitHub
5 1 (0.13%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 63 (8.01%) Firewall
2 39 (4.96%) SAN
2 39 (4.96%) HTTP
2 39 (4.96%) TCP/IP
3 34 (4.32%) DNS
4 25 (3.18%) Internet
5 24 (3.05%) VPN
6 23 (2.92%) BGP
7 19 (2.41%) OSPF
7 19 (2.41%) Network Security
8 15 (1.91%) SNMP
9 14 (1.78%) VRRP
9 14 (1.78%) EIGRP
9 14 (1.78%) LDAP
9 14 (1.78%) PPP
9 14 (1.78%) HSRP
9 14 (1.78%) DMVPN
10 12 (1.52%) LAN
11 11 (1.40%) DHCP
11 11 (1.40%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (10.80%) Relational Database
2 69 (8.77%) SQL Server
3 61 (7.75%) Oracle Database
4 44 (5.59%) MySQL
5 37 (4.70%) NoSQL
6 35 (4.45%) MongoDB
6 35 (4.45%) RDBMS
7 33 (4.19%) Oracle Database 11g
8 22 (2.80%) Oracle Database 10g
9 21 (2.67%) Big Data
10 20 (2.54%) Data Warehouse
11 17 (2.16%) Hadoop
12 16 (2.03%) DB2
13 15 (1.91%) Oracle Reports
14 13 (1.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 12 (1.52%) Oracle Exadata
16 10 (1.27%) Redis
16 10 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 8 (1.02%) OLAP
18 7 (0.89%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 71 (9.02%) Git (software)
2 65 (8.26%) Subversion
3 31 (3.94%) Maven
3 31 (3.94%) JIRA
4 25 (3.18%) TeamCity
5 23 (2.92%) Ant
6 21 (2.67%) Jenkins
7 17 (2.16%) JUnit
8 12 (1.52%) Selenium
8 12 (1.52%) JMeter
9 9 (1.14%) Eclipse
10 8 (1.02%) Gerrit
11 7 (0.89%) Gradle
12 6 (0.76%) VisualVM
12 6 (0.76%) JProfiler
12 6 (0.76%) Mercurial
12 6 (0.76%) Toad
13 5 (0.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 5 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
14 4 (0.51%) Hudson
General
1 253 (32.15%) Finance
2 221 (28.08%) Banking
3 101 (12.83%) Investment Banking
4 90 (11.44%) Front Office
5 19 (2.41%) Back Office
6 15 (1.91%) Financial Institution
7 12 (1.52%) Telecoms
8 9 (1.14%) Legal
9 8 (1.02%) Retail
10 7 (0.89%) Advertising
11 4 (0.51%) Marketing
11 4 (0.51%) International Banking
11 4 (0.51%) Games
12 2 (0.25%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.25%) Publishing
13 1 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.13%) French Language
13 1 (0.13%) German Language
13 1 (0.13%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.13%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 273 (34.69%) Developer
2 130 (16.52%) Analyst
3 98 (12.45%) Java Developer
4 65 (8.26%) Architect
4 65 (8.26%) Support Analyst
5 56 (7.12%) Applications Support
6 53 (6.73%) C++ Developer
7 37 (4.70%) DevOps Engineer
8 33 (4.19%) Administrator
9 31 (3.94%) Consultant
10 26 (3.30%) Applications Support Analyst
11 25 (3.18%) Support Engineer
12 21 (2.67%) DBA
13 18 (2.29%) Senior Developer
13 18 (2.29%) UNIX Administrator
14 17 (2.16%) Technical Architect
15 16 (2.03%) Business Analyst
16 15 (1.91%) Front-End Developer
17 14 (1.78%) Systems Administrator
17 14 (1.78%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (10.67%) HTML
2 61 (7.75%) Spring
3 59 (7.50%) XML
4 57 (7.24%) Middleware
5 52 (6.61%) Hibernate
6 46 (5.84%) CSS
7 44 (5.59%) FIX Protocol
8 43 (5.46%) .NET
9 38 (4.83%) Web Services
10 25 (3.18%) JSP
11 24 (3.05%) RESTful
11 24 (3.05%) J2EE
12 21 (2.67%) JSON
13 19 (2.41%) jQuery
14 17 (2.16%) Java EE
14 17 (2.16%) HTML5
15 15 (1.91%) JMS
16 14 (1.78%) REST
17 13 (1.65%) Rendezvous
18 12 (1.52%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 57 (7.24%) Fixed Income
2 54 (6.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 50 (6.35%) Derivative
4 42 (5.34%) Equities
5 39 (4.96%) Analytical Skills
6 28 (3.56%) Computer Science
7 22 (2.80%) Open Source
8 20 (2.54%) Clustering
9 17 (2.16%) SWIFT
10 15 (1.91%) Enterprise Software
11 14 (1.78%) Replication
12 11 (1.40%) Client/Server
12 11 (1.40%) Management Information System
12 11 (1.40%) Credit Derivative
13 10 (1.27%) FlexPod
13 10 (1.27%) Hedge funds
13 10 (1.27%) Visualisation
14 9 (1.14%) Mainframe
14 9 (1.14%) Algorithms
15 7 (0.89%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 420 (53.37%) Linux
2 237 (30.11%) Windows
3 80 (10.17%) Solaris
4 46 (5.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 32 (4.07%) Mac OS X
6 21 (2.67%) AIX
7 19 (2.41%) Windows Server 2003
8 18 (2.29%) Ubuntu
9 15 (1.91%) Oracle Linux
10 12 (1.52%) Debian
11 9 (1.14%) VMS
12 8 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
13 6 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
13 6 (0.76%) HPUX
14 5 (0.64%) Windows XP
14 5 (0.64%) Windows 2000
14 5 (0.64%) Android
14 5 (0.64%) SELinux
15 4 (0.51%) CentOS
15 4 (0.51%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (14.36%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (9.28%) Multithreading
3 59 (7.50%) OO
4 54 (6.86%) Migration
5 51 (6.48%) ITIL
5 51 (6.48%) Low Latency
6 47 (5.97%) DevOps
7 44 (5.59%) Risk Management
8 39 (4.96%) Configuration Management
9 37 (4.70%) TDD
10 36 (4.57%) Continuous Integration
11 35 (4.45%) Change Management
12 32 (4.07%) Scrum
12 32 (4.07%) Project Management
13 31 (3.94%) Web Development
13 31 (3.94%) Performance Tuning
14 30 (3.81%) SOA
15 29 (3.68%) Software Engineering
16 27 (3.43%) ETL
17 26 (3.30%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 252 (32.02%) SQL
2 248 (31.51%) Java
3 141 (17.92%) Shell Script
4 125 (15.88%) Perl
5 105 (13.34%) C++
6 82 (10.42%) Python
7 67 (8.51%) JavaScript
8 59 (7.50%) PL/SQL
9 40 (5.08%) C#
10 32 (4.07%) Ruby
10 32 (4.07%) C
11 30 (3.81%) PHP
12 23 (2.92%) T-SQL
13 22 (2.80%) Bash Shell
14 19 (2.41%) Scala
15 11 (1.40%) Korn
15 11 (1.40%) Groovy
16 10 (1.27%) PowerShell
17 9 (1.14%) VBA
17 9 (1.14%) VB
Qualifications
1 42 (5.34%) Degree
2 24 (3.05%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (2.16%) CCNP
4 14 (1.78%) CISSP
5 12 (1.52%) Security Cleared
5 12 (1.52%) CCIE
6 10 (1.27%) GCIA
6 10 (1.27%) GIAC
7 9 (1.14%) Network+ Certification
8 7 (0.89%) CNA
8 7 (0.89%) Novell Certification
9 6 (0.76%) DV Cleared
9 6 (0.76%) CCSA
9 6 (0.76%) CCNA
10 5 (0.64%) SC Cleared
11 4 (0.51%) CCSE
11 4 (0.51%) ISTQB
11 4 (0.51%) CCSP
11 4 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.38%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.27%) QA
2 8 (1.02%) ISO 9001
3 6 (0.76%) SLA
4 2 (0.25%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.13%) COBIT
5 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.13%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.13%) Solvency II
System Software
1 33 (4.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (2.41%) Oracle RAC
3 18 (2.29%) Active Directory
4 17 (2.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 16 (2.03%) Oracle RMAN
6 8 (1.02%) XenApp
7 7 (0.89%) NFS
7 7 (0.89%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 6 (0.76%) XenDesktop
8 6 (0.76%) VMware ESX
9 5 (0.64%) Veritas File System
9 5 (0.64%) Hyper-V
10 4 (0.51%) vCloud
10 4 (0.51%) Squid
11 3 (0.38%) Sendmail
11 3 (0.38%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 3 (0.38%) Apache Flume
11 3 (0.38%) RHEV
11 3 (0.38%) Docker
11 3 (0.38%) KVM
Systems Management
1 37 (4.70%) Puppet
2 29 (3.68%) Control-M
3 27 (3.43%) Nagios
4 26 (3.30%) Opscode Chef
5 14 (1.78%) BMC PATROL
6 13 (1.65%) Tivoli
6 13 (1.65%) NetBackup
7 11 (1.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 11 (1.40%) RANCID
8 10 (1.27%) Data Guard
8 10 (1.27%) OpenNMS
9 8 (1.02%) ITRS Geneos
10 7 (0.89%) Backup Exec
10 7 (0.89%) Ansible
11 5 (0.64%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 5 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
12 3 (0.38%) BladeLogic
12 3 (0.38%) SCOM
12 3 (0.38%) ZABBIX
13 2 (0.25%) collectd
Vendors
1 245 (31.13%) Oracle
2 81 (10.29%) Sybase
3 50 (6.35%) Red Hat
4 44 (5.59%) Cisco
5 42 (5.34%) VMware
6 40 (5.08%) Microsoft
7 29 (3.68%) Veritas
8 27 (3.43%) IBM
9 24 (3.05%) Citrix
10 22 (2.80%) NetApp
11 21 (2.67%) Remedy
11 21 (2.67%) TIBCO
12 19 (2.41%) BMC
13 18 (2.29%) ION Trading
13 18 (2.29%) HP
14 17 (2.16%) Business Objects
15 15 (1.91%) Sun
15 15 (1.91%) Bloomberg
16 14 (1.78%) EMC
17 12 (1.52%) Reuters
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
LA International
Rate: £17 - £18.50 per hour
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500 - £600.00 per day + Excellent & Neg
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Thebes IT
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Thebes IT
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
I.T. Skillfinder
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £550 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £475 - £525 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £200 - £220 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
iKonnect
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: NEG
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
City of London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 21 days ago