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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 21 26 20
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -6
Contract jobs citing UNIX 384 389 421
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 6.87% 5.85% 7.02%
As % of the Operating Systems category 30.31% 27.34% 29.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 275 314
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£468 £470 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.53% -1.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £309 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 4
Average hourly rate £27.88 £41.53 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.87% +27.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.78 £26.31 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.98 £70.31 £42.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.08 £27.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+20.27% -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
1267 1423 1421
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 22.67% 21.40% 23.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 956 990 978
Average daily rate £400 £401 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.12% +0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 60 90
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.75 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.44% -10.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.51 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £24.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

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 December 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UNIX across the City of London region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

UNIX Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 406 (53.14%) Linux
2 250 (32.72%) SQL
3 242 (31.68%) Java
4 240 (31.41%) Finance
5 238 (31.15%) Oracle
6 228 (29.84%) Windows
7 208 (27.23%) Banking
8 133 (17.41%) Shell Script
9 113 (14.79%) Agile Software Development
10 112 (14.66%) Perl
11 98 (12.83%) C++
12 97 (12.70%) Front Office
13 88 (11.52%) Investment Banking
14 86 (11.26%) Solaris
14 86 (11.26%) Relational Database
15 78 (10.21%) HTML
16 76 (9.95%) Sybase
17 71 (9.29%) Python
18 70 (9.16%) SQL Server
19 68 (8.90%) Multithreading
20 67 (8.77%) Git (software)
21 64 (8.38%) Derivative
22 62 (8.12%) Subversion
23 61 (7.98%) Oracle Database
24 60 (7.85%) OO
24 60 (7.85%) Middleware
25 58 (7.59%) Firewall
26 57 (7.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
26 57 (7.46%) XML
26 57 (7.46%) PL/SQL

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 38 (4.97%) Apache
2 36 (4.71%) Tomcat
3 22 (2.88%) WebSphere
4 21 (2.75%) WebLogic
5 20 (2.62%) JBoss
6 11 (1.44%) Oracle Coherence
7 9 (1.18%) IIS
7 9 (1.18%) Elasticsearch
8 8 (1.05%) Node.js
8 8 (1.05%) MS Exchange
9 6 (0.79%) TIBCO EMS
10 5 (0.65%) GlassFish
10 5 (0.65%) MQSeries
10 5 (0.65%) SharePoint
10 5 (0.65%) Apache Spark
11 4 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
11 4 (0.52%) WebSphere Application Server
11 4 (0.52%) nginx
11 4 (0.52%) Apache Solr
12 3 (0.39%) CMS
Applications
1 17 (2.23%) MS Excel
2 10 (1.31%) MS Office
3 3 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (0.39%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.39%) MS Project
4 2 (0.26%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.26%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.13%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (1.31%) Oracle EBS
1 10 (1.31%) Markit EDM
2 8 (1.05%) Remedy ITSM
3 7 (0.92%) RMDS
3 7 (0.92%) ION MarketView
4 5 (0.65%) BusinessWorks
5 3 (0.39%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.39%) Algo Collateral
6 2 (0.26%) FLEXCUBE
6 2 (0.26%) Murex MxG2000
6 2 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.13%) Global One
7 1 (0.13%) Summit
7 1 (0.13%) LatentZero
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.13%) HiPortfolio
7 1 (0.13%) SimCorp Dimension
7 1 (0.13%) Kondor+
7 1 (0.13%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.13%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (0.79%) SaaS
3 5 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.13%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.13%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 58 (7.59%) Firewall
2 44 (5.76%) TCP/IP
3 38 (4.97%) SAN
4 32 (4.19%) HTTP
5 31 (4.06%) DNS
6 27 (3.53%) Internet
7 25 (3.27%) VPN
8 24 (3.14%) BGP
9 19 (2.49%) OSPF
10 17 (2.23%) SNMP
11 16 (2.09%) Network Security
12 15 (1.96%) VRRP
12 15 (1.96%) DMVPN
12 15 (1.96%) HSRP
12 15 (1.96%) EIGRP
12 15 (1.96%) PPP
13 12 (1.57%) Cisco Nexus
14 11 (1.44%) TACACS
14 11 (1.44%) Intrusion Detection
14 11 (1.44%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (11.26%) Relational Database
2 70 (9.16%) SQL Server
3 61 (7.98%) Oracle Database
4 45 (5.89%) MySQL
5 40 (5.24%) RDBMS
6 37 (4.84%) MongoDB
6 37 (4.84%) NoSQL
7 35 (4.58%) Oracle Database 11g
8 20 (2.62%) Oracle Database 10g
9 19 (2.49%) Data Warehouse
9 19 (2.49%) Big Data
10 16 (2.09%) Hadoop
10 16 (2.09%) Oracle Reports
10 16 (2.09%) DB2
11 13 (1.70%) Redis
12 11 (1.44%) Oracle Exadata
12 11 (1.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 9 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 9 (1.18%) OLAP
14 7 (0.92%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 67 (8.77%) Git (software)
2 62 (8.12%) Subversion
3 33 (4.32%) Maven
3 33 (4.32%) JIRA
3 33 (4.32%) TeamCity
4 31 (4.06%) Ant
5 24 (3.14%) JUnit
5 24 (3.14%) Jenkins
6 14 (1.83%) Toad
6 14 (1.83%) Selenium
7 12 (1.57%) JMeter
8 10 (1.31%) CruiseControl
9 9 (1.18%) Gerrit
10 8 (1.05%) Mercurial
11 7 (0.92%) Eclipse
11 7 (0.92%) Gradle
12 6 (0.79%) VisualVM
12 6 (0.79%) Mockito
12 6 (0.79%) JProfiler
12 6 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 240 (31.41%) Finance
2 208 (27.23%) Banking
3 97 (12.70%) Front Office
4 88 (11.52%) Investment Banking
5 26 (3.40%) Back Office
6 18 (2.36%) Financial Institution
7 16 (2.09%) Telecoms
8 7 (0.92%) Legal
8 7 (0.92%) Advertising
8 7 (0.92%) Retail
9 3 (0.39%) International Banking
9 3 (0.39%) Marketing
9 3 (0.39%) Games
10 2 (0.26%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.26%) Publishing
11 1 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.13%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.13%) Billing
11 1 (0.13%) French Language
Job Titles
1 259 (33.90%) Developer
2 140 (18.32%) Analyst
3 104 (13.61%) Java Developer
4 68 (8.90%) Support Analyst
5 59 (7.72%) Applications Support
6 51 (6.68%) Architect
7 46 (6.02%) C++ Developer
8 30 (3.93%) Applications Support Analyst
8 30 (3.93%) DevOps Engineer
9 29 (3.80%) Support Engineer
10 28 (3.66%) Consultant
11 27 (3.53%) Administrator
12 18 (2.36%) DBA
13 17 (2.23%) Senior Developer
14 16 (2.09%) Business Analyst
15 15 (1.96%) Cisco Engineer
16 13 (1.70%) UNIX Administrator
16 13 (1.70%) Technical Architect
16 13 (1.70%) UNIX Engineer
17 12 (1.57%) Cisco Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (10.21%) HTML
2 60 (7.85%) Middleware
3 57 (7.46%) XML
3 57 (7.46%) Spring
4 50 (6.54%) Hibernate
5 44 (5.76%) .NET
6 41 (5.37%) FIX Protocol
7 40 (5.24%) CSS
8 34 (4.45%) Web Services
9 27 (3.53%) JSP
9 27 (3.53%) RESTful
10 26 (3.40%) J2EE
11 19 (2.49%) JSON
12 18 (2.36%) jQuery
13 16 (2.09%) Java EE
14 15 (1.96%) HTML5
14 15 (1.96%) JDBC
14 15 (1.96%) REST
15 14 (1.83%) Servlets
16 12 (1.57%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 64 (8.38%) Derivative
2 57 (7.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 54 (7.07%) Fixed Income
4 40 (5.24%) Equities
5 37 (4.84%) Computer Science
6 36 (4.71%) Analytical Skills
7 21 (2.75%) Open Source
8 19 (2.49%) Clustering
9 14 (1.83%) SWIFT
9 14 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
10 13 (1.70%) Hedge funds
11 12 (1.57%) Replication
12 11 (1.44%) Credit Derivative
12 11 (1.44%) FlexPod
13 10 (1.31%) Algorithms
13 10 (1.31%) Mathematics
13 10 (1.31%) Management Information System
14 9 (1.18%) Client/Server
14 9 (1.18%) Visualisation
15 8 (1.05%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 406 (53.14%) Linux
2 228 (29.84%) Windows
3 86 (11.26%) Solaris
4 41 (5.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 28 (3.66%) Mac OS X
6 26 (3.40%) AIX
7 19 (2.49%) Ubuntu
8 18 (2.36%) Windows Server 2003
9 14 (1.83%) Debian
10 13 (1.70%) Oracle Linux
11 8 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (0.92%) SUSE
12 7 (0.92%) VMS
13 6 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
14 5 (0.65%) Windows XP
14 5 (0.65%) HPUX
14 5 (0.65%) Windows 2000
15 4 (0.52%) Windows 7
15 4 (0.52%) CentOS
16 3 (0.39%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (14.79%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (8.90%) Multithreading
3 60 (7.85%) OO
4 54 (7.07%) ITIL
5 52 (6.81%) Migration
6 44 (5.76%) DevOps
7 42 (5.50%) Configuration Management
8 41 (5.37%) Risk Management
9 40 (5.24%) Low Latency
10 38 (4.97%) Change Management
11 37 (4.84%) Continuous Integration
12 36 (4.71%) TDD
13 33 (4.32%) Project Management
14 30 (3.93%) ETL
15 29 (3.80%) Scrum
15 29 (3.80%) Performance Tuning
16 28 (3.66%) Web Development
17 27 (3.53%) Software Engineering
18 24 (3.14%) E-Commerce
18 24 (3.14%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 250 (32.72%) SQL
2 242 (31.68%) Java
3 133 (17.41%) Shell Script
4 112 (14.66%) Perl
5 98 (12.83%) C++
6 71 (9.29%) Python
7 57 (7.46%) PL/SQL
8 51 (6.68%) JavaScript
9 45 (5.89%) C#
10 30 (3.93%) PHP
11 28 (3.66%) Ruby
12 27 (3.53%) C
13 23 (3.01%) T-SQL
14 22 (2.88%) Bash Shell
15 15 (1.96%) Scala
16 11 (1.44%) Groovy
17 10 (1.31%) PowerShell
17 10 (1.31%) Korn
18 9 (1.18%) VBA
19 8 (1.05%) VB
Qualifications
1 47 (6.15%) Degree
2 24 (3.14%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (2.23%) CCNP
4 15 (1.96%) CISSP
5 13 (1.70%) CCIE
5 13 (1.70%) Security Cleared
6 11 (1.44%) GIAC
7 10 (1.31%) GCIA
8 9 (1.18%) Network+ Certification
9 7 (0.92%) CNA
9 7 (0.92%) Novell Certification
10 6 (0.79%) CCNA
10 6 (0.79%) CCSA
11 5 (0.65%) SC Cleared
11 5 (0.65%) DV Cleared
12 4 (0.52%) ISTQB
12 4 (0.52%) CCSE
12 4 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (0.52%) CCSP
13 3 (0.39%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (1.70%) QA
2 8 (1.05%) ISO 9001
3 6 (0.79%) SLA
4 2 (0.26%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.26%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.13%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.13%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.13%) COBIT
System Software
1 28 (3.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (3.01%) Active Directory
3 16 (2.09%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 14 (1.83%) Oracle RMAN
4 14 (1.83%) Oracle RAC
5 8 (1.05%) XenApp
6 7 (0.92%) NFS
7 6 (0.79%) XenDesktop
7 6 (0.79%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 5 (0.65%) Veritas File System
8 5 (0.65%) Squid
8 5 (0.65%) Hyper-V
9 4 (0.52%) KVM
9 4 (0.52%) VMware ESX
10 3 (0.39%) Docker
10 3 (0.39%) RHEV
10 3 (0.39%) HDFS
10 3 (0.39%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 3 (0.39%) Apache Flume
11 2 (0.26%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 36 (4.71%) Puppet
2 29 (3.80%) Control-M
3 25 (3.27%) Opscode Chef
4 20 (2.62%) Nagios
5 12 (1.57%) RANCID
6 11 (1.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 11 (1.44%) OpenNMS
7 10 (1.31%) BMC PATROL
8 9 (1.18%) Data Guard
8 9 (1.18%) Tivoli
8 9 (1.18%) NetBackup
9 7 (0.92%) HP Quality Center
10 6 (0.79%) Backup Exec
10 6 (0.79%) Ansible
11 5 (0.65%) ITRS Geneos
12 3 (0.39%) SELinux
12 3 (0.39%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 3 (0.39%) SCOM
13 2 (0.26%) Oracle EDQ
13 2 (0.26%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 238 (31.15%) Oracle
2 76 (9.95%) Sybase
3 48 (6.28%) Cisco
4 46 (6.02%) Red Hat
5 40 (5.24%) Microsoft
6 35 (4.58%) VMware
7 30 (3.93%) IBM
8 25 (3.27%) Veritas
9 23 (3.01%) Remedy
10 21 (2.75%) HP
11 19 (2.49%) BMC
11 19 (2.49%) Bloomberg
12 18 (2.36%) Sun
13 17 (2.23%) Citrix
13 17 (2.23%) NetApp
13 17 (2.23%) TIBCO
14 15 (1.96%) Reuters
15 14 (1.83%) ION Trading
15 14 (1.83%) EMC
15 14 (1.83%) Business Objects
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £451 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £700 per day + depending on experience
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
iKonnect
Rate: £550 - £585 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
iKonnect
Rate: £500 - £585 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £425 per day + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £455.00 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £455.00 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £400 - £495 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
City of London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £550 per day + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
City of London
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + Flexible working
Posted: 25 days ago