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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 32 28 33
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +5
Contract jobs citing UNIX 290 324 317
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 5.32% 5.43% 4.99%
As % of the Operating Systems category 26.06% 26.51% 25.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 248 236
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£475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £325 £346
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £358 £360
% change year-on-year
+8.24% -0.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 2
Average hourly rate £20.15 - £32.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.25 - £18.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.83 - £46.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
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
1113 1222 1244
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 20.43% 20.48% 19.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 845 905 860
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £185 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 45 75
Average hourly rate £18.25 £18.70 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.40% -25.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.11 £27.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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.

1 297 (48.85%) Linux
2 221 (36.35%) Java
3 209 (34.38%) SQL
4 186 (30.59%) Oracle
5 184 (30.26%) Finance
6 166 (27.30%) Banking
7 162 (26.64%) Windows
8 99 (16.28%) Agile Software Development
9 93 (15.30%) Front Office
10 87 (14.31%) Relational Database
11 84 (13.82%) Solaris
12 74 (12.17%) Perl
13 73 (12.01%) SQL Server
13 73 (12.01%) Derivative
14 67 (11.02%) Shell Script
15 63 (10.36%) Investment Banking
16 62 (10.20%) Python
17 59 (9.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 55 (9.05%) ITIL
19 53 (8.72%) C++
19 53 (8.72%) RDBMS
20 52 (8.55%) HTML
21 51 (8.39%) SDLC
22 50 (8.22%) Computer Science
23 49 (8.06%) Continuous Integration
23 49 (8.06%) Oracle Database
24 48 (7.89%) Degree
25 47 (7.73%) FIX Protocol
26 46 (7.57%) IBM
27 45 (7.40%) TCP/IP

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

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 33 (5.43%) WebSphere
2 32 (5.26%) Tomcat
3 24 (3.95%) WebLogic
4 19 (3.13%) Apache
5 12 (1.97%) IIS
6 10 (1.64%) SharePoint
6 10 (1.64%) JBoss
7 9 (1.48%) WebSphere Application Server
8 8 (1.32%) Lync
9 7 (1.15%) SAS
9 7 (1.15%) Jetty
9 7 (1.15%) nginx
10 5 (0.82%) MS Exchange
10 5 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
10 5 (0.82%) WebSphere Portal
11 4 (0.66%) Oracle Coherence
11 4 (0.66%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 4 (0.66%) WebLogic Portal
11 4 (0.66%) MQSeries
11 4 (0.66%) CMS
Applications
1 14 (2.30%) MS Office
2 13 (2.14%) MS Excel
3 4 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (0.66%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.49%) Acrobat
5 2 (0.33%) MS Project
6 1 (0.16%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.99%) Markit EDM
2 5 (0.82%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.82%) Oracle Retail
3 4 (0.66%) ION MarketView
3 4 (0.66%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.49%) Global One
4 3 (0.49%) Murex MxG2000
4 3 (0.49%) thinkFolio
4 3 (0.49%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.33%) RMDS
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.16%) Summit
6 1 (0.16%) HFM
6 1 (0.16%) FLEXCUBE
6 1 (0.16%) PeopleSoft Financials
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.16%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 21 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (0.66%) SaaS
3 4 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.33%) PaaS
5 2 (0.33%) IaaS
5 2 (0.33%) Office 365
6 1 (0.16%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.16%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 1 (0.16%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 45 (7.40%) TCP/IP
2 43 (7.07%) Firewall
3 29 (4.77%) SAN
4 23 (3.78%) DNS
5 21 (3.45%) LDAP
5 21 (3.45%) Internet
6 18 (2.96%) SSL
7 16 (2.63%) HTTP
8 14 (2.30%) LAN
8 14 (2.30%) WAN
9 11 (1.81%) VPN
10 10 (1.64%) Cisco IOS
11 9 (1.48%) BGP
11 9 (1.48%) Multicast
12 8 (1.32%) OSPF
13 7 (1.15%) DHCP
14 6 (0.99%) DMZ
14 6 (0.99%) VoIP
14 6 (0.99%) BIG-IP
15 5 (0.82%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (14.31%) Relational Database
2 73 (12.01%) SQL Server
3 53 (8.72%) RDBMS
4 49 (8.06%) Oracle Database
5 29 (4.77%) Oracle Database 11g
6 25 (4.11%) MySQL
7 16 (2.63%) DB2
8 15 (2.47%) Data Warehouse
9 13 (2.14%) MongoDB
10 12 (1.97%) Big Data
11 10 (1.64%) Oracle Database 12c
12 9 (1.48%) PostgreSQL
12 9 (1.48%) Oracle Reports
12 9 (1.48%) Oracle Database 10g
13 8 (1.32%) Oracle Exadata
14 7 (1.15%) NoSQL
14 7 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
15 6 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 6 (0.99%) Neo4j
16 5 (0.82%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 39 (6.41%) Subversion
2 31 (5.10%) TeamCity
3 30 (4.93%) Maven
4 28 (4.61%) Jenkins
5 27 (4.44%) Ant
5 27 (4.44%) Git (software)
6 26 (4.28%) JUnit
7 25 (4.11%) JIRA
8 13 (2.14%) CruiseControl
9 11 (1.81%) Toad
10 9 (1.48%) Eclipse
11 7 (1.15%) Mockito
12 6 (0.99%) Selenium
13 5 (0.82%) Oracle Forms
13 5 (0.82%) Gerrit
14 4 (0.66%) ClearCase
15 3 (0.49%) Introscope
15 3 (0.49%) Hudson
15 3 (0.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 3 (0.49%) Mercurial
General
1 184 (30.26%) Finance
2 166 (27.30%) Banking
3 93 (15.30%) Front Office
4 63 (10.36%) Investment Banking
5 26 (4.28%) Telecoms
5 26 (4.28%) Financial Institution
6 21 (3.45%) Back Office
7 12 (1.97%) Retail
8 6 (0.99%) Marketing
8 6 (0.99%) Legal
8 6 (0.99%) Advertising
9 4 (0.66%) Publishing
10 3 (0.49%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.33%) General Ledger
11 2 (0.33%) Electronics
11 2 (0.33%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.33%) Games
12 1 (0.16%) Billing
12 1 (0.16%) German Language
12 1 (0.16%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 163 (26.81%) Developer
2 141 (23.19%) Analyst
3 82 (13.49%) Java Developer
4 57 (9.38%) Support Analyst
5 42 (6.91%) Applications Support
6 29 (4.77%) Architect
7 26 (4.28%) Analyst Programmer
7 26 (4.28%) Programmer
8 25 (4.11%) Applications Support Analyst
9 24 (3.95%) Consultant
10 23 (3.78%) Administrator
10 23 (3.78%) Java Analyst Programmer
10 23 (3.78%) Java Programmer
11 18 (2.96%) DevOps Engineer
11 18 (2.96%) Senior Developer
12 15 (2.47%) Support Engineer
12 15 (2.47%) DBA
13 14 (2.30%) Project Manager
13 14 (2.30%) Oracle DBA
13 14 (2.30%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (8.55%) HTML
2 47 (7.73%) FIX Protocol
3 40 (6.58%) XML
4 38 (6.25%) .NET
5 34 (5.59%) Middleware
6 29 (4.77%) J2EE
7 28 (4.61%) Spring
8 25 (4.11%) Web Services
8 25 (4.11%) JSP
9 23 (3.78%) WebSphere MQ
10 21 (3.45%) Hibernate
10 21 (3.45%) CSS
10 21 (3.45%) Servlets
11 17 (2.80%) jQuery
12 16 (2.63%) Struts
13 15 (2.47%) JDBC
13 15 (2.47%) HTML5
13 15 (2.47%) RESTful
14 14 (2.30%) TIBCO EMS
14 14 (2.30%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 73 (12.01%) Derivative
2 59 (9.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 50 (8.22%) Computer Science
4 40 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
5 34 (5.59%) Equities
6 29 (4.77%) Fixed Income
7 25 (4.11%) Data Centre
8 20 (3.29%) Mathematics
8 20 (3.29%) Clustering
9 16 (2.63%) Equity Derivative
10 12 (1.97%) Hedge funds
10 12 (1.97%) Mobile App
10 12 (1.97%) Mainframe
11 10 (1.64%) Management Information System
12 8 (1.32%) Grid Computing
13 7 (1.15%) SWIFT
13 7 (1.15%) iPad
14 6 (0.99%) iSeries
15 5 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
15 5 (0.82%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 297 (48.85%) Linux
2 162 (26.64%) Windows
3 84 (13.82%) Solaris
4 29 (4.77%) AIX
5 26 (4.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 14 (2.30%) Mac OS X
7 10 (1.64%) Windows 7
7 10 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (0.99%) Windows 8
10 5 (0.82%) VMS
11 4 (0.66%) Android
11 4 (0.66%) Debian
12 3 (0.49%) SUSE
12 3 (0.49%) Windows 2000
12 3 (0.49%) Windows XP
12 3 (0.49%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.49%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 3 (0.49%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.33%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (16.28%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (9.05%) ITIL
3 51 (8.39%) SDLC
4 49 (8.06%) Continuous Integration
5 44 (7.24%) Multithreading
6 42 (6.91%) Migration
7 41 (6.74%) Configuration Management
8 38 (6.25%) DevOps
9 36 (5.92%) TDD
10 35 (5.76%) Project Management
11 29 (4.77%) Low Latency
12 28 (4.61%) Electronic Trading
13 24 (3.95%) Performance Tuning
14 23 (3.78%) Data Modelling
15 22 (3.62%) Change Management
16 21 (3.45%) Web Development
17 20 (3.29%) Open Source
18 18 (2.96%) Problem Management
18 18 (2.96%) ETL
18 18 (2.96%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 221 (36.35%) Java
2 209 (34.38%) SQL
3 74 (12.17%) Perl
4 67 (11.02%) Shell Script
5 62 (10.20%) Python
6 53 (8.72%) C++
7 43 (7.07%) PL/SQL
7 43 (7.07%) C#
7 43 (7.07%) JavaScript
8 27 (4.44%) Ruby
9 21 (3.45%) C
10 20 (3.29%) Bash Shell
11 19 (3.13%) PowerShell
12 15 (2.47%) Korn
13 14 (2.30%) PHP
13 14 (2.30%) T-SQL
14 12 (1.97%) VBScript
15 10 (1.64%) VBA
16 8 (1.32%) Scala
16 8 (1.32%) VB
Qualifications
1 48 (7.89%) Degree
2 13 (2.14%) Security Cleared
3 12 (1.97%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
5 9 (1.48%) CISSP
6 6 (0.99%) CCNP
7 5 (0.82%) SC Cleared
8 4 (0.66%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.66%) PMP
8 4 (0.66%) PMI Certification
8 4 (0.66%) CISA
8 4 (0.66%) GIAC
9 3 (0.49%) CCSA
9 3 (0.49%) CISM
9 3 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.49%) NCDA
9 3 (0.49%) NCIE
10 2 (0.33%) CCIE
10 2 (0.33%) CCSP
10 2 (0.33%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.95%) QA
2 7 (1.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (0.66%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.66%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.66%) SLA
4 3 (0.49%) COREP
5 2 (0.33%) FINREP
5 2 (0.33%) Solvency II
5 2 (0.33%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.16%) PMBOK
6 1 (0.16%) HL7
6 1 (0.16%) DICOM
6 1 (0.16%) COBIT
6 1 (0.16%) HIPAA
System Software
1 30 (4.93%) Active Directory
2 21 (3.45%) Oracle RAC
2 21 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (1.81%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 6 (0.99%) GlusterFS
4 6 (0.99%) GFS2
4 6 (0.99%) OCFS2
4 6 (0.99%) NFS
5 4 (0.66%) Oracle Clusterware
6 3 (0.49%) KVM
7 2 (0.33%) Squid
7 2 (0.33%) GPFS
7 2 (0.33%) RHEV
7 2 (0.33%) Docker
7 2 (0.33%) Varnish
7 2 (0.33%) vCloud
8 1 (0.16%) Samba
8 1 (0.16%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.16%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.16%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 27 (4.44%) Puppet
2 19 (3.13%) Tivoli
3 18 (2.96%) Control-M
4 13 (2.14%) Data Guard
5 11 (1.81%) Oracle RMAN
5 11 (1.81%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 9 (1.48%) NetBackup
6 9 (1.48%) Opscode Chef
7 8 (1.32%) Tivoli Identity Manager
8 7 (1.15%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 7 (1.15%) HP Quality Center
9 6 (0.99%) ITRS Geneos
9 6 (0.99%) Red Hat Satellite
9 6 (0.99%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 5 (0.82%) Backup Exec
10 5 (0.82%) CA Single Sign-On
10 5 (0.82%) SELinux
10 5 (0.82%) BladeLogic
11 4 (0.66%) Nagios
12 3 (0.49%) OpenView
Vendors
1 186 (30.59%) Oracle
2 46 (7.57%) IBM
3 45 (7.40%) Sybase
4 44 (7.24%) Cisco
5 37 (6.09%) Red Hat
6 31 (5.10%) HP
7 28 (4.61%) VMware
8 24 (3.95%) Microsoft
8 24 (3.95%) TIBCO
9 21 (3.45%) Remedy
10 20 (3.29%) NetApp
10 20 (3.29%) EMC
11 18 (2.96%) Bloomberg
12 17 (2.80%) Reuters
12 17 (2.80%) Veritas
13 14 (2.30%) F5
14 13 (2.14%) Business Objects
14 13 (2.14%) Sun
15 11 (1.81%) Citrix
16 10 (1.64%) Dell
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Rate: £550 - £650 per day + competitive
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PAW Associates
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Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £475 - 535 per day
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TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £545.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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Rate: £325 - £425 per day
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Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
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Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
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