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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix
Rank 31 30 21
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -9
Contract jobs citing Unix 212 303 388
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 6.03% 5.72% 6.59%
As % of the Operating Systems category 27.50% 25.66% 29.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 248 286
Median daily rate £475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £344 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 1
Median hourly rate £21.50 £44.18 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.32% +38.04%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +19.04%
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
771 1181 1337
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 21.95% 22.29% 22.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 627 928 974
Median daily rate £450 £419 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.46% +4.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £225 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 37 57
Median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £62.50 £125.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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.

1 250 (58.96%) Linux
2 177 (41.75%) Finance
3 150 (35.38%) SQL
3 150 (35.38%) Oracle
4 148 (34.91%) Java
5 133 (31.37%) Banking
6 112 (26.42%) Python
7 106 (25.00%) Windows
8 102 (24.06%) Agile Software Development
9 90 (21.23%) Perl
10 82 (19.34%) Puppet
11 71 (16.75%) Shell Script
12 67 (15.80%) ITIL
13 57 (13.44%) Investment Banking
13 57 (13.44%) Red Hat
13 57 (13.44%) Continuous Integration
14 53 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 52 (12.26%) XML
15 52 (12.26%) VMware
16 51 (12.03%) DevOps
17 49 (11.56%) SQL Server
17 49 (11.56%) Microsoft
17 49 (11.56%) Active Directory
18 48 (11.32%) Financial Institution
18 48 (11.32%) Amazon AWS
19 46 (10.85%) Bash Shell
20 45 (10.61%) Jenkins
21 43 (10.14%) Front Office
21 43 (10.14%) Configuration Management
22 42 (9.91%) Solaris

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 28 (6.60%) WebLogic
1 28 (6.60%) WebSphere
2 26 (6.13%) Tomcat
3 24 (5.66%) Apache
4 17 (4.01%) JBoss
5 14 (3.30%) IIS
6 8 (1.89%) SharePoint
7 7 (1.65%) WebSphere Application Server
8 6 (1.42%) Confluence
8 6 (1.42%) Elasticsearch
9 5 (1.18%) OpenStack
10 4 (0.94%) Apache Spark
10 4 (0.94%) Cloud Foundry
10 4 (0.94%) MS Exchange
11 3 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2010
11 3 (0.71%) GlassFish
11 3 (0.71%) IBM HTTP Server
11 3 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.47%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 2 (0.47%) Drupal
Applications
1 21 (4.95%) MS Excel
2 14 (3.30%) MS Office
3 5 (1.18%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.71%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.24%) FrameMaker
6 1 (0.24%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 8 (1.89%) Documaker
2 7 (1.65%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
3 2 (0.47%) Eikon
3 2 (0.47%) RMDS
3 2 (0.47%) Sophis RISQUE
4 1 (0.24%) CSG Singleview
4 1 (0.24%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.24%) PeopleSoft CRM
Cloud Services
1 48 (11.32%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (3.07%) Cloud Computing
3 8 (1.89%) PaaS
4 7 (1.65%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (1.65%) OpenShift
5 2 (0.47%) Apcera
5 2 (0.47%) Bluemix
5 2 (0.47%) IaaS
5 2 (0.47%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (0.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.24%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 40 (9.43%) DNS
2 39 (9.20%) Firewall
3 33 (7.78%) LDAP
4 27 (6.37%) HTTP
5 24 (5.66%) TCP/IP
6 23 (5.42%) SAN
7 18 (4.25%) LAN
8 17 (4.01%) SSL
8 17 (4.01%) WAN
9 11 (2.59%) NAS
10 8 (1.89%) SSH
11 7 (1.65%) Fibre Channel
12 6 (1.42%) FTP
12 6 (1.42%) Internet
13 4 (0.94%) DHCP
13 4 (0.94%) Network Security
13 4 (0.94%) VPN
14 3 (0.71%) Kerberos
14 3 (0.71%) Wireless
15 2 (0.47%) DWDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (11.56%) SQL Server
2 34 (8.02%) Oracle Database
3 27 (6.37%) Oracle Database 11g
4 21 (4.95%) Relational Database
5 16 (3.77%) Big Data
6 15 (3.54%) MySQL
7 14 (3.30%) Hadoop
7 14 (3.30%) KDB
8 12 (2.83%) Apache Cassandra
9 8 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (1.89%) NoSQL
9 8 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
9 8 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 7 (1.65%) DB2
10 7 (1.65%) Oracle Database 10g
11 6 (1.42%) BusinessObjects
12 5 (1.18%) MongoDB
12 5 (1.18%) Oracle Database 12c
13 4 (0.94%) Kdb+
13 4 (0.94%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 45 (10.61%) Jenkins
2 37 (8.73%) Git (software)
3 36 (8.49%) JIRA
4 32 (7.55%) Maven
5 24 (5.66%) Subversion
6 12 (2.83%) JUnit
6 12 (2.83%) Selenium
7 11 (2.59%) Artifactory
7 11 (2.59%) Gradle
8 9 (2.12%) Cucumber
9 7 (1.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 7 (1.65%) SoapUI
10 6 (1.42%) IntelliJ
10 6 (1.42%) TeamCity
11 5 (1.18%) Ant
11 5 (1.18%) GitLab
11 5 (1.18%) WebDriver
12 4 (0.94%) eggPlant
12 4 (0.94%) Mockito
12 4 (0.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 177 (41.75%) Finance
2 133 (31.37%) Banking
3 57 (13.44%) Investment Banking
4 48 (11.32%) Financial Institution
5 43 (10.14%) Front Office
6 10 (2.36%) Back Office
7 9 (2.12%) Telecoms
8 8 (1.89%) Legal
9 4 (0.94%) Billing
9 4 (0.94%) Marketing
9 4 (0.94%) Retail
10 3 (0.71%) Law
10 3 (0.71%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.71%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.47%) Advertising
11 2 (0.47%) French Language
11 2 (0.47%) German Language
11 2 (0.47%) Portuguese Language
11 2 (0.47%) Publishing
12 1 (0.24%) Latvian Language
Job Titles
1 120 (28.30%) Developer
2 58 (13.68%) Java Developer
3 46 (10.85%) Analyst
4 37 (8.73%) Administrator
5 36 (8.49%) DevOps Engineer
6 32 (7.55%) Applications Support
6 32 (7.55%) Linux Engineer
7 25 (5.90%) Systems Administrator
8 24 (5.66%) Unix Engineer
9 22 (5.19%) Support Analyst
10 19 (4.48%) Consultant
10 19 (4.48%) Unix Administrator
11 18 (4.25%) Systems Engineer
11 18 (4.25%) Unix Systems Administrator
12 16 (3.77%) Linux Systems Engineer
13 15 (3.54%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 15 (3.54%) Oracle Developer
13 15 (3.54%) Senior Developer
14 14 (3.30%) Java Engineer
15 13 (3.07%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (12.26%) XML
2 38 (8.96%) HTML
2 38 (8.96%) Middleware
3 27 (6.37%) Web Services
4 23 (5.42%) Spring
5 21 (4.95%) JSON
6 19 (4.48%) .NET
6 19 (4.48%) J2EE
7 18 (4.25%) CSS
8 17 (4.01%) FIX Protocol
8 17 (4.01%) SOAP
9 16 (3.77%) JMS
10 14 (3.30%) AngularJS
10 14 (3.30%) REST
11 13 (3.07%) ActiveMQ
12 11 (2.59%) WebSphere MQ
13 10 (2.36%) Ajax
13 10 (2.36%) Java EE
14 9 (2.12%) JDBC
14 9 (2.12%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 40 (9.43%) Clustering
2 34 (8.02%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (8.02%) Hedge funds
3 31 (7.31%) Derivative
4 30 (7.08%) Equities
5 29 (6.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 27 (6.37%) Fixed Income
7 21 (4.95%) Data Centre
8 17 (4.01%) Fintech
9 15 (3.54%) Public Cloud
10 14 (3.30%) Computer Science
11 10 (2.36%) Enterprise Software
12 9 (2.12%) Equity Derivative
13 8 (1.89%) Management Information System
14 7 (1.65%) Virtual Team
15 6 (1.42%) Replication
16 5 (1.18%) Data Structures
16 5 (1.18%) PKI
16 5 (1.18%) User Experience
17 4 (0.94%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 250 (58.96%) Linux
2 106 (25.00%) Windows
3 53 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 42 (9.91%) Solaris
5 29 (6.84%) Windows Server
6 27 (6.37%) AIX
7 16 (3.77%) Oracle Linux
8 13 (3.07%) Mac OS X
9 10 (2.36%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (2.12%) CentOS
11 8 (1.89%) SUSE
11 8 (1.89%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 6 (1.42%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (1.18%) Android
13 5 (1.18%) Ubuntu
14 4 (0.94%) Mac OS
14 4 (0.94%) Windows Server 2003
15 2 (0.47%) Mesosphere
15 2 (0.47%) VMS
15 2 (0.47%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (24.06%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (15.80%) ITIL
3 57 (13.44%) Continuous Integration
4 51 (12.03%) DevOps
5 43 (10.14%) Configuration Management
6 36 (8.49%) High Availability
6 36 (8.49%) Low Latency
6 36 (8.49%) OO
7 31 (7.31%) Migration
8 29 (6.84%) Change Management
9 26 (6.13%) Scrum
9 26 (6.13%) TDD
10 25 (5.90%) SDLC
11 22 (5.19%) Data Management
11 22 (5.19%) Service Delivery
12 20 (4.72%) Continuous Delivery
13 19 (4.48%) Algorithmic Trading
14 18 (4.25%) Electronic Trading
15 17 (4.01%) Analytics
15 17 (4.01%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 150 (35.38%) SQL
2 148 (34.91%) Java
3 112 (26.42%) Python
4 90 (21.23%) Perl
5 71 (16.75%) Shell Script
6 46 (10.85%) Bash Shell
7 40 (9.43%) Ruby
8 35 (8.25%) PowerShell
9 31 (7.31%) JavaScript
10 27 (6.37%) PL/SQL
11 23 (5.42%) C++
12 19 (4.48%) C
13 13 (3.07%) PHP
14 6 (1.42%) Korn
14 6 (1.42%) SystemTap
14 6 (1.42%) VBA
15 5 (1.18%) VB
16 4 (0.94%) Apple Swift
16 4 (0.94%) Scala
16 4 (0.94%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 31 (7.31%) Degree
2 11 (2.59%) Security Cleared
3 10 (2.36%) PMP
3 10 (2.36%) RHCE
4 9 (2.12%) CISSP
4 9 (2.12%) PMI Certification
4 9 (2.12%) RHCA
5 7 (1.65%) DV Cleared
6 6 (1.42%) CISM
7 4 (0.94%) CISA
7 4 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.71%) CEH
8 3 (0.71%) MCSE
8 3 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.71%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.47%) CCNA
9 2 (0.47%) CCNP
9 2 (0.47%) CompTIA Security+
9 2 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.72%) QA
2 7 (1.65%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.18%) SLA
4 4 (0.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.47%) CDISC
5 2 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.47%) GCP
5 2 (0.47%) MiFID
6 1 (0.24%) COBIT
6 1 (0.24%) COSO
6 1 (0.24%) FATCA
6 1 (0.24%) WCAG
System Software
1 49 (11.56%) Active Directory
2 32 (7.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (4.48%) GFS2
3 19 (4.48%) GlusterFS
3 19 (4.48%) OCFS2
4 11 (2.59%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (2.36%) NFS
6 9 (2.12%) Oracle RAC
7 8 (1.89%) KVM
7 8 (1.89%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 7 (1.65%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 7 (1.65%) vSphere
9 5 (1.18%) Docker
10 4 (0.94%) DFS Replication
11 3 (0.71%) Apache Flume
11 3 (0.71%) GPFS
11 3 (0.71%) Hyper-V
12 2 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
12 2 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.47%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 82 (19.34%) Puppet
2 36 (8.49%) Ansible
3 33 (7.78%) Opscode Chef
4 17 (4.01%) Nagios
5 15 (3.54%) BladeLogic
5 15 (3.54%) CFEngine
5 15 (3.54%) Failover Clustering
5 15 (3.54%) SELinux
6 11 (2.59%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 10 (2.36%) Control-M
8 9 (2.12%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 8 (1.89%) Red Hat Satellite
10 7 (1.65%) Oracle ZFS
10 7 (1.65%) SCCM
10 7 (1.65%) SCOM
11 6 (1.42%) ITRS Geneos
12 5 (1.18%) Data Guard
12 5 (1.18%) Salt
13 4 (0.94%) NetBackup
13 4 (0.94%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 150 (35.38%) Oracle
2 57 (13.44%) Red Hat
3 52 (12.26%) VMware
4 49 (11.56%) Microsoft
5 29 (6.84%) HP
6 21 (4.95%) IBM
7 19 (4.48%) Atlassian
7 19 (4.48%) NetApp
7 19 (4.48%) Sybase
8 13 (3.07%) Citrix
9 12 (2.83%) Dell
9 12 (2.83%) Veritas
10 11 (2.59%) Informatica
11 10 (2.36%) EMC
11 10 (2.36%) Reuters
11 10 (2.36%) Splunk
12 9 (2.12%) Murex
12 9 (2.12%) Symantec
13 8 (1.89%) Bloomberg
13 8 (1.89%) TOWER Software
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Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Rate: £450 - £475 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
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