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 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix
Rank 30 33 28
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -5
Contract jobs citing Unix 214 290 324
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 6.33% 5.32% 5.42%
As % of the Operating Systems category 30.31% 25.82% 26.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 236 248
Median daily rate £475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £308 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £358
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +8.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 0
Median hourly rate £16.52 £20.15 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.03% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.84% +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
706 1123 1223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 20.87% 20.61% 20.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 585 852 906
Median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £347 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.04% +11.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 51 45
Median hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.60% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.80 £25.00 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 (59.52%) Linux
2 180 (42.86%) Finance
3 160 (38.10%) SQL
4 141 (33.57%) Java
5 140 (33.33%) Oracle
6 129 (30.71%) Banking
7 114 (27.14%) Windows
8 89 (21.19%) Agile Software Development
9 87 (20.71%) Perl
9 87 (20.71%) Shell Script
10 85 (20.24%) Python
11 76 (18.10%) Investment Banking
12 62 (14.76%) Front Office
13 57 (13.57%) SQL Server
14 55 (13.10%) ITIL
15 54 (12.86%) Red Hat
16 53 (12.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 50 (11.90%) Solaris
17 50 (11.90%) Bash Shell
18 47 (11.19%) Puppet
19 46 (10.95%) Microsoft
19 46 (10.95%) Equities
20 45 (10.71%) Low Latency
21 44 (10.48%) Sybase
22 43 (10.24%) Derivative
23 42 (10.00%) Fixed Income
23 42 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
23 42 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
24 41 (9.76%) XML
25 40 (9.52%) C++

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 (6.67%) WebSphere
2 26 (6.19%) Tomcat
2 26 (6.19%) WebLogic
3 16 (3.81%) Apache
4 12 (2.86%) IIS
4 12 (2.86%) WebSphere Application Server
5 9 (2.14%) JBoss
6 7 (1.67%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (1.43%) Apache Spark
7 6 (1.43%) MQSeries
7 6 (1.43%) OpenStack
8 5 (1.19%) IBM Domino
8 5 (1.19%) IBM HTTP Server
8 5 (1.19%) Mule
9 4 (0.95%) Confluence
9 4 (0.95%) MS Exchange
9 4 (0.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 3 (0.71%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 3 (0.71%) PowerExchange
10 3 (0.71%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (2.14%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.95%) MS Office
2 4 (0.95%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (0.71%) MS Project
3 3 (0.71%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.24%) HipChat
4 1 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.24%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (1.43%) Markit EDM
2 3 (0.71%) Documaker
2 3 (0.71%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
3 2 (0.48%) Bloomberg TOMS
3 2 (0.48%) Eikon
3 2 (0.48%) ION MarketView
3 2 (0.48%) Maximo
3 2 (0.48%) MetaTrader
3 2 (0.48%) Primavera
4 1 (0.24%) CSG Singleview
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
4 1 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.24%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 42 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (3.81%) Cloud Computing
3 11 (2.62%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (1.43%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (0.71%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (0.48%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.48%) GitHub
6 2 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.48%) OpenShift
6 2 (0.48%) PaaS
7 1 (0.24%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.24%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.24%) Office 365
7 1 (0.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 36 (8.57%) Firewall
2 34 (8.10%) DNS
3 32 (7.62%) SAN
4 26 (6.19%) TCP/IP
5 20 (4.76%) LDAP
6 18 (4.29%) HTTP
7 15 (3.57%) LAN
7 15 (3.57%) NAS
8 14 (3.33%) WAN
9 13 (3.10%) SSL
10 7 (1.67%) Fibre Channel
10 7 (1.67%) Internet
11 5 (1.19%) DHCP
11 5 (1.19%) Network Security
11 5 (1.19%) SSH
11 5 (1.19%) VPN
12 4 (0.95%) PuTTY
13 3 (0.71%) FTP
13 3 (0.71%) IPsec
13 3 (0.71%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (13.57%) SQL Server
2 38 (9.05%) Oracle Database
3 27 (6.43%) Oracle Database 11g
4 25 (5.95%) Relational Database
5 20 (4.76%) NoSQL
6 19 (4.52%) Big Data
6 19 (4.52%) Hadoop
7 17 (4.05%) Apache Cassandra
7 17 (4.05%) MySQL
8 14 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
8 14 (3.33%) DB2
8 14 (3.33%) MongoDB
9 12 (2.86%) Oracle Database 12c
10 11 (2.62%) KDB
11 10 (2.38%) RDBMS
12 9 (2.14%) Oracle Database 10g
13 8 (1.90%) Oracle Reports
14 6 (1.43%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 6 (1.43%) PowerCenter
15 5 (1.19%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 36 (8.57%) Jenkins
2 35 (8.33%) Git (software)
3 32 (7.62%) JIRA
4 30 (7.14%) Maven
5 25 (5.95%) Subversion
6 13 (3.10%) Cucumber
7 11 (2.62%) JUnit
8 10 (2.38%) Selenium
9 9 (2.14%) Mockito
10 8 (1.90%) Ant
10 8 (1.90%) Artifactory
10 8 (1.90%) ClearCase
10 8 (1.90%) TeamCity
11 6 (1.43%) ClearQuest
11 6 (1.43%) Gradle
11 6 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (1.19%) EasyMock
12 5 (1.19%) Sonatype Nexus
13 4 (0.95%) GitLab
13 4 (0.95%) SoapUI
General
1 180 (42.86%) Finance
2 129 (30.71%) Banking
3 76 (18.10%) Investment Banking
4 62 (14.76%) Front Office
5 29 (6.90%) Financial Institution
6 7 (1.67%) Back Office
7 5 (1.19%) Telecoms
8 4 (0.95%) Marketing
9 3 (0.71%) Retail
9 3 (0.71%) Spanish Language
10 2 (0.48%) Billing
10 2 (0.48%) French Language
10 2 (0.48%) German Language
10 2 (0.48%) Law
10 2 (0.48%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.48%) Portuguese Language
10 2 (0.48%) Publishing
11 1 (0.24%) Advertising
11 1 (0.24%) Games
11 1 (0.24%) Legal
Job Titles
1 133 (31.67%) Developer
2 69 (16.43%) Java Developer
3 57 (13.57%) Analyst
4 35 (8.33%) Administrator
5 34 (8.10%) Applications Support
6 26 (6.19%) Consultant
7 25 (5.95%) Support Analyst
8 23 (5.48%) DevOps Engineer
9 22 (5.24%) Linux Engineer
10 20 (4.76%) C++ Developer
10 20 (4.76%) Senior Developer
10 20 (4.76%) Systems Administrator
11 18 (4.29%) Applications Support Analyst
12 16 (3.81%) Senior Java Developer
13 15 (3.57%) Unix Engineer
14 11 (2.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 11 (2.62%) Oracle DBA
14 11 (2.62%) Oracle Developer
14 11 (2.62%) Unix Administrator
14 11 (2.62%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (9.76%) XML
2 30 (7.14%) HTML
3 29 (6.90%) FIX Protocol
4 27 (6.43%) Middleware
5 23 (5.48%) J2EE
6 22 (5.24%) Spring
7 20 (4.76%) REST
8 19 (4.52%) Web Services
8 19 (4.52%) WebSphere MQ
9 18 (4.29%) SOAP
10 17 (4.05%) CSS
11 16 (3.81%) .NET
11 16 (3.81%) Hibernate
11 16 (3.81%) JSON
12 15 (3.57%) JMS
13 14 (3.33%) ActiveMQ
14 12 (2.86%) Java EE
15 9 (2.14%) IBM Integration Bus
16 8 (1.90%) JSP
17 7 (1.67%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 53 (12.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 46 (10.95%) Equities
3 43 (10.24%) Derivative
4 42 (10.00%) Fixed Income
5 23 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
6 21 (5.00%) Hedge funds
7 19 (4.52%) Clustering
7 19 (4.52%) Data Centre
8 15 (3.57%) Computer Science
9 13 (3.10%) Enterprise Software
10 11 (2.62%) Public Cloud
11 9 (2.14%) Equity Derivative
12 7 (1.67%) Algorithms
12 7 (1.67%) Data Structures
12 7 (1.67%) Management Information System
12 7 (1.67%) Replication
13 5 (1.19%) DataPower
14 4 (0.95%) Fintech
15 3 (0.71%) Credit Risk
15 3 (0.71%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 250 (59.52%) Linux
2 114 (27.14%) Windows
3 50 (11.90%) Solaris
4 42 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 31 (7.38%) AIX
6 28 (6.67%) Windows Server
7 13 (3.10%) Mac OS X
8 12 (2.86%) SUSE
9 10 (2.38%) Oracle Linux
10 9 (2.14%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (1.67%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 4 (0.95%) Mac OS
12 4 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (0.71%) Android
13 3 (0.71%) CentOS
13 3 (0.71%) VMS
13 3 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.48%) Mesosphere
14 2 (0.48%) Windows NT
15 1 (0.24%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (21.19%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (13.10%) ITIL
3 45 (10.71%) Low Latency
4 39 (9.29%) Migration
5 38 (9.05%) Configuration Management
6 37 (8.81%) Continuous Integration
7 36 (8.57%) DevOps
8 32 (7.62%) Multithreading
9 31 (7.38%) High Availability
10 30 (7.14%) OO
11 29 (6.90%) Electronic Trading
11 29 (6.90%) SDLC
12 28 (6.67%) TDD
13 24 (5.71%) BDD
13 24 (5.71%) Continuous Delivery
14 22 (5.24%) Performance Tuning
14 22 (5.24%) Scrum
15 21 (5.00%) Analytics
16 18 (4.29%) SOA
17 17 (4.05%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 160 (38.10%) SQL
2 141 (33.57%) Java
3 87 (20.71%) Perl
3 87 (20.71%) Shell Script
4 85 (20.24%) Python
5 50 (11.90%) Bash Shell
6 40 (9.52%) C++
7 36 (8.57%) PL/SQL
8 26 (6.19%) JavaScript
8 26 (6.19%) PowerShell
9 22 (5.24%) C
10 20 (4.76%) Ruby
11 16 (3.81%) C#
12 15 (3.57%) PHP
13 9 (2.14%) Korn
13 9 (2.14%) T-SQL
14 7 (1.67%) Scala
15 3 (0.71%) C-shell
15 3 (0.71%) Groovy
15 3 (0.71%) SystemTap
Qualifications
1 24 (5.71%) Degree
2 14 (3.33%) Security Cleared
3 8 (1.90%) CISSP
3 8 (1.90%) SC Cleared
4 7 (1.67%) DV Cleared
4 7 (1.67%) RHCA
4 7 (1.67%) RHCE
5 5 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (0.95%) CEH
6 4 (0.95%) PMI Certification
6 4 (0.95%) PMP
7 3 (0.71%) CISM
8 2 (0.48%) CCNA
8 2 (0.48%) CCNP
8 2 (0.48%) CompTIA Security+
8 2 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (0.48%) MCSE
8 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.48%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.81%) QA
2 13 (3.10%) SLA
3 3 (0.71%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.48%) CDISC
4 2 (0.48%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.48%) GCP
5 1 (0.24%) COBIT
5 1 (0.24%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.24%) MiFID
5 1 (0.24%) RMADS
System Software
1 33 (7.86%) Active Directory
2 22 (5.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (3.57%) VMware ESXi
4 11 (2.62%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 11 (2.62%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 9 (2.14%) NFS
6 8 (1.90%) KVM
7 7 (1.67%) Oracle RAC
8 6 (1.43%) vSphere
9 5 (1.19%) Docker
10 4 (0.95%) Apache Flume
10 4 (0.95%) GFS2
10 4 (0.95%) GlusterFS
10 4 (0.95%) OCFS2
10 4 (0.95%) vCloud
11 3 (0.71%) GPFS
11 3 (0.71%) HDFS
11 3 (0.71%) RHEV
11 3 (0.71%) VMware ESX
11 3 (0.71%) Xen
Systems Management
1 47 (11.19%) Puppet
2 28 (6.67%) Control-M
3 27 (6.43%) Ansible
4 23 (5.48%) Opscode Chef
5 15 (3.57%) SCOM
6 14 (3.33%) Nagios
6 14 (3.33%) Tivoli
7 12 (2.86%) NetBackup
7 12 (2.86%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 11 (2.62%) Oracle RMAN
9 10 (2.38%) BladeLogic
10 9 (2.14%) Backup Exec
10 9 (2.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 6 (1.43%) ITRS Geneos
11 6 (1.43%) SCCM
12 4 (0.95%) CFEngine
12 4 (0.95%) Data Guard
12 4 (0.95%) Oracle ZFS
12 4 (0.95%) Red Hat Satellite
12 4 (0.95%) SELinux
Vendors
1 140 (33.33%) Oracle
2 54 (12.86%) Red Hat
3 46 (10.95%) Microsoft
4 44 (10.48%) Sybase
5 40 (9.52%) VMware
6 30 (7.14%) IBM
6 30 (7.14%) Veritas
7 26 (6.19%) HP
8 21 (5.00%) NetApp
9 14 (3.33%) Informatica
10 13 (3.10%) Reuters
11 11 (2.62%) Bloomberg
11 11 (2.62%) Murex
12 10 (2.38%) Cisco
12 10 (2.38%) EMC
12 10 (2.38%) Symantec
13 9 (2.14%) Citrix
13 9 (2.14%) Google
13 9 (2.14%) SAP
14 8 (1.90%) TOWER Software
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