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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 23 26 22
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -4
Contract jobs citing UNIX 321 342 362
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 6.47% 5.72% 6.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 28.08% 26.91% 27.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 249 267
Average daily rate
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£475 £473 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.52% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £660
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Average hourly rate £17.75 £50.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.50% +17.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £21.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+72.61% -23.63%
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
1143 1271 1299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 23.05% 21.25% 22.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 865 883 874
Average daily rate £413 £402 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.54% +0.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.65% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 51 85
Average hourly rate £17.75 £17.50 £18.60
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% -5.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £105.00 £24.00 £120.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -13.04%

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 29 January 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

1 390 (51.45%) Linux
2 248 (32.72%) SQL
3 244 (32.19%) Java
4 237 (31.27%) Finance
5 227 (29.95%) Windows
6 216 (28.50%) Oracle
7 199 (26.25%) Banking
8 125 (16.49%) Shell Script
9 117 (15.44%) Agile Software Development
10 111 (14.64%) Perl
11 106 (13.98%) Front Office
12 91 (12.01%) Relational Database
13 89 (11.74%) C++
14 88 (11.61%) Solaris
15 81 (10.69%) HTML
16 80 (10.55%) Investment Banking
16 80 (10.55%) Derivative
17 73 (9.63%) Python
18 70 (9.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 69 (9.10%) SQL Server
20 68 (8.97%) Sybase
21 66 (8.71%) Multithreading
22 62 (8.18%) Git (software)
23 61 (8.05%) Subversion
24 57 (7.52%) ITIL
25 56 (7.39%) Cisco
25 56 (7.39%) Firewall
26 54 (7.12%) Middleware
27 49 (6.46%) Red Hat
27 49 (6.46%) PL/SQL

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

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 38 (5.01%) Tomcat
2 34 (4.49%) Apache
3 25 (3.30%) WebSphere
4 20 (2.64%) JBoss
5 19 (2.51%) WebLogic
6 11 (1.45%) IIS
7 10 (1.32%) TIBCO EMS
8 9 (1.19%) Elasticsearch
9 8 (1.06%) Oracle Coherence
9 8 (1.06%) SharePoint
9 8 (1.06%) MS Exchange
10 5 (0.66%) MQSeries
10 5 (0.66%) GlassFish
10 5 (0.66%) Lync
11 4 (0.53%) Apache Spark
11 4 (0.53%) nginx
11 4 (0.53%) Apache Solr
11 4 (0.53%) Adobe CQ
11 4 (0.53%) Node.js
11 4 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 15 (1.98%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.19%) MS Office
3 4 (0.53%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.26%) Fireworks
5 2 (0.26%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.13%) MS Project
6 1 (0.13%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 11 (1.45%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (1.32%) Markit EDM
3 8 (1.06%) Remedy ITSM
4 6 (0.79%) ION MarketView
4 6 (0.79%) RMDS
5 5 (0.66%) BusinessWorks
6 4 (0.53%) Murex MxG2000
7 3 (0.40%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (0.40%) Algo Collateral
8 2 (0.26%) Oracle General Ledger
8 2 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.26%) FLEXCUBE
9 1 (0.13%) Summit
9 1 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.13%) Global One
9 1 (0.13%) Oracle 11i
9 1 (0.13%) HiPortfolio
9 1 (0.13%) Eagle PACE
9 1 (0.13%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.58%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (0.66%) SaaS
4 2 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.26%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.13%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.13%) Office 365
5 1 (0.13%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 56 (7.39%) Firewall
2 47 (6.20%) TCP/IP
3 35 (4.62%) SAN
4 30 (3.96%) DNS
4 30 (3.96%) HTTP
5 27 (3.56%) VPN
5 27 (3.56%) Internet
6 21 (2.77%) BGP
7 17 (2.24%) OSPF
7 17 (2.24%) SNMP
8 15 (1.98%) PPP
8 15 (1.98%) VRRP
8 15 (1.98%) EIGRP
8 15 (1.98%) DMVPN
8 15 (1.98%) HSRP
9 14 (1.85%) Network Security
10 12 (1.58%) Cisco Nexus
11 11 (1.45%) TACACS
11 11 (1.45%) Intrusion Detection
12 10 (1.32%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (12.01%) Relational Database
2 69 (9.10%) SQL Server
3 48 (6.33%) RDBMS
3 48 (6.33%) Oracle Database
4 45 (5.94%) MySQL
5 36 (4.75%) MongoDB
6 32 (4.22%) NoSQL
7 24 (3.17%) Oracle Database 11g
8 15 (1.98%) Oracle Reports
8 15 (1.98%) Big Data
9 13 (1.72%) DB2
9 13 (1.72%) Oracle Database 10g
9 13 (1.72%) Hadoop
10 12 (1.58%) Data Warehouse
11 11 (1.45%) Redis
12 10 (1.32%) Neo4j
13 9 (1.19%) Oracle Exadata
14 8 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 8 (1.06%) OLAP
15 7 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 62 (8.18%) Git (software)
2 61 (8.05%) Subversion
3 39 (5.15%) TeamCity
4 37 (4.88%) Ant
5 34 (4.49%) Maven
6 33 (4.35%) JUnit
7 31 (4.09%) JIRA
8 23 (3.03%) Jenkins
9 16 (2.11%) CruiseControl
10 15 (1.98%) Selenium
11 13 (1.72%) Toad
12 12 (1.58%) JMeter
13 10 (1.32%) Gerrit
14 9 (1.19%) Mockito
15 8 (1.06%) Mercurial
16 7 (0.92%) Eclipse
16 7 (0.92%) Gradle
17 6 (0.79%) VisualVM
17 6 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
17 6 (0.79%) JProfiler
General
1 237 (31.27%) Finance
2 199 (26.25%) Banking
3 106 (13.98%) Front Office
4 80 (10.55%) Investment Banking
5 29 (3.83%) Back Office
6 20 (2.64%) Financial Institution
7 19 (2.51%) Telecoms
8 8 (1.06%) Advertising
9 6 (0.79%) Legal
10 4 (0.53%) Retail
11 3 (0.40%) Publishing
11 3 (0.40%) Marketing
12 2 (0.26%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.13%) Billing
13 1 (0.13%) Games
13 1 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.13%) French Language
13 1 (0.13%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.13%) International Banking
13 1 (0.13%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 249 (32.85%) Developer
2 151 (19.92%) Analyst
3 115 (15.17%) Java Developer
4 66 (8.71%) Support Analyst
5 58 (7.65%) Applications Support
6 44 (5.80%) Architect
7 37 (4.88%) C++ Developer
8 30 (3.96%) Support Engineer
8 30 (3.96%) Applications Support Analyst
9 29 (3.83%) DevOps Engineer
10 26 (3.43%) Consultant
11 23 (3.03%) Administrator
12 17 (2.24%) Analyst Programmer
12 17 (2.24%) Programmer
12 17 (2.24%) Business Analyst
13 15 (1.98%) Cisco Engineer
13 15 (1.98%) Senior Developer
14 14 (1.85%) Network Engineer
14 14 (1.85%) Java Analyst Programmer
14 14 (1.85%) Java Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (10.69%) HTML
2 54 (7.12%) Middleware
3 49 (6.46%) Spring
4 47 (6.20%) XML
5 43 (5.67%) Hibernate
6 41 (5.41%) FIX Protocol
7 40 (5.28%) CSS
8 39 (5.15%) .NET
9 34 (4.49%) Web Services
10 31 (4.09%) JSP
11 28 (3.69%) J2EE
12 27 (3.56%) RESTful
13 23 (3.03%) jQuery
14 20 (2.64%) Servlets
14 20 (2.64%) JDBC
15 19 (2.51%) REST
16 18 (2.37%) HTML5
17 17 (2.24%) JSON
18 16 (2.11%) Java EE
18 16 (2.11%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 80 (10.55%) Derivative
2 70 (9.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 49 (6.46%) Fixed Income
4 41 (5.41%) Equities
5 40 (5.28%) Analytical Skills
6 38 (5.01%) Computer Science
7 21 (2.77%) Open Source
8 19 (2.51%) Clustering
9 16 (2.11%) SWIFT
10 15 (1.98%) Hedge funds
11 12 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
12 11 (1.45%) Mathematics
12 11 (1.45%) FlexPod
13 10 (1.32%) Management Information System
14 9 (1.19%) Credit Derivative
14 9 (1.19%) Replication
14 9 (1.19%) Client/Server
14 9 (1.19%) Equity Derivative
15 8 (1.06%) Mainframe
16 7 (0.92%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 390 (51.45%) Linux
2 227 (29.95%) Windows
3 88 (11.61%) Solaris
4 38 (5.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 30 (3.96%) Mac OS X
6 28 (3.69%) AIX
7 19 (2.51%) Windows Server 2003
8 18 (2.37%) Ubuntu
9 14 (1.85%) Debian
10 11 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
11 9 (1.19%) Oracle Linux
12 7 (0.92%) SUSE
13 6 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
13 6 (0.79%) VMS
14 5 (0.66%) Windows 2000
15 4 (0.53%) Windows 7
15 4 (0.53%) Windows XP
16 3 (0.40%) OpenVMS
16 3 (0.40%) HPUX
16 3 (0.40%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (15.44%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (8.71%) Multithreading
3 57 (7.52%) ITIL
4 48 (6.33%) Migration
5 46 (6.07%) OO
5 46 (6.07%) Configuration Management
6 41 (5.41%) DevOps
7 40 (5.28%) Change Management
8 37 (4.88%) TDD
9 35 (4.62%) Risk Management
9 35 (4.62%) Continuous Integration
10 34 (4.49%) Low Latency
11 32 (4.22%) Project Management
12 28 (3.69%) Web Development
13 26 (3.43%) Performance Tuning
14 25 (3.30%) Data Modelling
14 25 (3.30%) SOA
14 25 (3.30%) Software Engineering
15 24 (3.17%) Service Management
15 24 (3.17%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 248 (32.72%) SQL
2 244 (32.19%) Java
3 125 (16.49%) Shell Script
4 111 (14.64%) Perl
5 89 (11.74%) C++
6 73 (9.63%) Python
7 49 (6.46%) PL/SQL
8 45 (5.94%) JavaScript
9 44 (5.80%) C#
10 31 (4.09%) PHP
11 29 (3.83%) Ruby
12 26 (3.43%) C
13 22 (2.90%) Bash Shell
14 18 (2.37%) T-SQL
15 17 (2.24%) Scala
16 11 (1.45%) VBA
16 11 (1.45%) Groovy
17 10 (1.32%) VB
18 9 (1.19%) Korn
19 6 (0.79%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 42 (5.54%) Degree
2 28 (3.69%) Cisco Certification
3 21 (2.77%) CCNP
4 17 (2.24%) CISSP
5 13 (1.72%) CCIE
6 12 (1.58%) GIAC
7 11 (1.45%) Security Cleared
8 10 (1.32%) GCIA
9 9 (1.19%) Network+ Certification
10 7 (0.92%) CNA
10 7 (0.92%) Novell Certification
11 6 (0.79%) CCNA
11 6 (0.79%) CCSA
12 5 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (0.53%) CCSP
13 4 (0.53%) CCSE
14 3 (0.40%) CISM
14 3 (0.40%) PMI Certification
14 3 (0.40%) SC Cleared
14 3 (0.40%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.24%) QA
2 9 (1.19%) ISO 9001
3 6 (0.79%) SLA
4 2 (0.26%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.26%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.13%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.13%) HL7
5 1 (0.13%) DICOM
5 1 (0.13%) COBIT
5 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.13%) Solvency II
System Software
1 32 (4.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (3.17%) Active Directory
3 20 (2.64%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 11 (1.45%) Oracle RAC
5 7 (0.92%) NFS
5 7 (0.92%) XenApp
5 7 (0.92%) XenDesktop
6 6 (0.79%) KVM
6 6 (0.79%) Oracle RMAN
7 5 (0.66%) Squid
7 5 (0.66%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 5 (0.66%) Hyper-V
7 5 (0.66%) RHEV
8 4 (0.53%) Veritas File System
9 3 (0.40%) Docker
10 2 (0.26%) HDFS
10 2 (0.26%) Apache Flume
10 2 (0.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 2 (0.26%) Xen
10 2 (0.26%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 37 (4.88%) Puppet
2 26 (3.43%) Control-M
3 25 (3.30%) Opscode Chef
4 20 (2.64%) Nagios
5 12 (1.58%) RANCID
6 11 (1.45%) NetBackup
6 11 (1.45%) OpenNMS
7 9 (1.19%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 8 (1.06%) BMC PATROL
8 8 (1.06%) Tivoli
9 7 (0.92%) Backup Exec
9 7 (0.92%) HP Quality Center
10 5 (0.66%) Red Hat Satellite
10 5 (0.66%) Ansible
10 5 (0.66%) SELinux
11 4 (0.53%) Data Guard
11 4 (0.53%) Oracle Identity Manager
12 3 (0.40%) Tivoli Identity Manager
12 3 (0.40%) ITRS Geneos
13 2 (0.26%) Cacti
Vendors
1 216 (28.50%) Oracle
2 68 (8.97%) Sybase
3 56 (7.39%) Cisco
4 49 (6.46%) Red Hat
5 42 (5.54%) VMware
6 36 (4.75%) Microsoft
7 34 (4.49%) IBM
8 28 (3.69%) Veritas
9 25 (3.30%) Remedy
10 22 (2.90%) Bloomberg
11 21 (2.77%) TIBCO
11 21 (2.77%) NetApp
12 19 (2.51%) HP
13 18 (2.37%) Reuters
14 17 (2.24%) Murex
14 17 (2.24%) Sun
14 17 (2.24%) BMC
15 14 (1.85%) EMC
15 14 (1.85%) Citrix
15 14 (1.85%) Business Objects
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TRG
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TEKsystems
Rate: MARKET RATES
Posted: Yesterday
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TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £397 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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TEKsystems
Rate: £625 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Annapurna
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £280.00 - £300.00 per day
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TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
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TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
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TEKsystems
Rate: £451 - £500 per day
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Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £280.00 - £300.00 per day
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iKonnect
Rate: £425 - £475 per day
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Rate: £10 - £14 per hour
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Rate: £600 - £650 per day
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