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 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 22 28 24
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -4
Contract jobs citing UNIX 384 420 443
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 6.51% 5.79% 5.67%
As % of the Operating Systems category 28.85% 26.52% 29.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 288 344
Average daily rate
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£475 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £306 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £583 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £32.00 £18.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.77% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £32.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -4.41%
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
1331 1584 1527
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 22.56% 21.85% 19.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 972 1056 1018
Average daily rate £400 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £202 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 80 85
Average hourly rate £18.50 £19.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.12% +5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £123.00 £35.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 August 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 377 (53.93%) Linux
2 263 (37.63%) Oracle
3 243 (34.76%) Java
4 235 (33.62%) SQL
5 225 (32.19%) Banking
6 221 (31.62%) Finance
7 185 (26.47%) Windows
8 129 (18.45%) Investment Banking
9 106 (15.16%) Perl
10 97 (13.88%) Solaris
10 97 (13.88%) Shell Script
11 88 (12.59%) Sybase
12 85 (12.16%) HTML
13 83 (11.87%) C++
13 83 (11.87%) Front Office
14 82 (11.73%) Python
15 78 (11.16%) Relational Database
16 77 (11.02%) Subversion
17 75 (10.73%) JavaScript
17 75 (10.73%) SQL Server
18 69 (9.87%) Oracle Database
19 65 (9.30%) Multithreading
19 65 (9.30%) Git (software)
20 64 (9.16%) Spring
21 62 (8.87%) Firewall
22 59 (8.44%) Fixed Income
22 59 (8.44%) XML
23 57 (8.15%) ITIL
24 56 (8.01%) Low Latency
25 55 (7.87%) Red Hat

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 43 (6.15%) WebLogic
2 40 (5.72%) Tomcat
3 36 (5.15%) Apache
4 30 (4.29%) WebSphere
5 15 (2.15%) Node.js
6 13 (1.86%) Oracle Coherence
7 12 (1.72%) IIS
8 9 (1.29%) Oracle Service Bus
9 8 (1.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 7 (1.00%) TIBCO EMS
11 5 (0.72%) AquaLogic
12 4 (0.57%) MS Exchange
12 4 (0.57%) MQSeries
12 4 (0.57%) nginx
13 3 (0.43%) GlassFish
13 3 (0.43%) Confluence
13 3 (0.43%) Liferay
13 3 (0.43%) Oracle Workflow
13 3 (0.43%) SharePoint
13 3 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 19 (2.72%) MS Office
2 18 (2.58%) MS Excel
3 4 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.43%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.43%) MS Project
5 2 (0.29%) SPSS
5 2 (0.29%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.29%) Gephi
5 2 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.14%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.14%) GIMP
6 1 (0.14%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 10 (1.43%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (1.14%) RMDS
3 7 (1.00%) Global One
4 6 (0.86%) ION MarketView
4 6 (0.86%) Temenos T24
5 3 (0.43%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.43%) Oracle General Ledger
5 3 (0.43%) Summit
5 3 (0.43%) BusinessWorks
6 2 (0.29%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 2 (0.29%) Murex MxG2000
6 2 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.29%) Siebel Analytics
6 2 (0.29%) Front Arena
6 2 (0.29%) Kondor+
7 1 (0.14%) SimCorp Dimension
7 1 (0.14%) Eagle PACE
7 1 (0.14%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.14%) Brady Trinity
Cloud Services
1 16 (2.29%) Amazon EC2
2 14 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
3 12 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (1.00%) SaaS
5 2 (0.29%) GitHub
6 1 (0.14%) IaaS
6 1 (0.14%) PaaS
6 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 62 (8.87%) Firewall
2 54 (7.73%) SAN
3 42 (6.01%) TCP/IP
4 38 (5.44%) HTTP
5 21 (3.00%) DNS
6 20 (2.86%) LDAP
7 16 (2.29%) NAS
8 14 (2.00%) Internet
9 13 (1.86%) Network Security
9 13 (1.86%) SSL
10 12 (1.72%) SSH
11 10 (1.43%) VPN
12 8 (1.14%) BGP
13 7 (1.00%) WAN
13 7 (1.00%) LAN
13 7 (1.00%) Intranet
13 7 (1.00%) Multicast
14 6 (0.86%) OSPF
14 6 (0.86%) Cisco Nexus
14 6 (0.86%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (11.16%) Relational Database
2 75 (10.73%) SQL Server
3 69 (9.87%) Oracle Database
4 37 (5.29%) MySQL
5 34 (4.86%) Oracle Database 11g
6 31 (4.43%) Data Warehouse
7 27 (3.86%) Oracle Database 10g
7 27 (3.86%) RDBMS
8 18 (2.58%) MongoDB
9 17 (2.43%) NoSQL
10 12 (1.72%) DB2
10 12 (1.72%) Oracle Exadata
11 11 (1.57%) Oracle Database 12c
11 11 (1.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 8 (1.14%) Hadoop
12 8 (1.14%) Neo4j
12 8 (1.14%) Big Data
13 7 (1.00%) Oracle ODI
14 6 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
14 6 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 77 (11.02%) Subversion
2 65 (9.30%) Git (software)
3 41 (5.87%) JIRA
4 34 (4.86%) Maven
5 27 (3.86%) TeamCity
6 24 (3.43%) Ant
6 24 (3.43%) JUnit
7 23 (3.29%) Jenkins
8 12 (1.72%) Gerrit
9 11 (1.57%) Mercurial
9 11 (1.57%) Team Foundation Server
10 10 (1.43%) Eclipse
11 9 (1.29%) AnthillPro
12 6 (0.86%) Grunt
12 6 (0.86%) jMock
13 5 (0.72%) Selenium
13 5 (0.72%) Jasmine
13 5 (0.72%) Mocha
13 5 (0.72%) CruiseControl
13 5 (0.72%) Toad
General
1 225 (32.19%) Banking
2 221 (31.62%) Finance
3 129 (18.45%) Investment Banking
4 83 (11.87%) Front Office
5 29 (4.15%) Back Office
6 21 (3.00%) Financial Institution
7 14 (2.00%) Retail
8 11 (1.57%) Legal
9 9 (1.29%) Advertising
10 8 (1.14%) Publishing
11 6 (0.86%) Games
12 5 (0.72%) Retail Banking
12 5 (0.72%) Marketing
12 5 (0.72%) Telecoms
13 4 (0.57%) International Banking
14 3 (0.43%) Corporate Banking
15 2 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.29%) German Language
15 2 (0.29%) General Ledger
16 1 (0.14%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 252 (36.05%) Developer
2 107 (15.31%) Analyst
3 80 (11.44%) Java Developer
4 56 (8.01%) Support Analyst
5 51 (7.30%) C++ Developer
6 49 (7.01%) Administrator
7 44 (6.29%) Architect
8 40 (5.72%) Applications Support
9 36 (5.15%) DBA
10 35 (5.01%) UNIX Administrator
11 26 (3.72%) Consultant
12 23 (3.29%) Support Engineer
13 22 (3.15%) Systems Administrator
13 22 (3.15%) Oracle DBA
14 19 (2.72%) Applications Support Analyst
15 18 (2.58%) UNIX Systems Administrator
15 18 (2.58%) Senior Developer
16 16 (2.29%) Front-End Developer
16 16 (2.29%) DevOps Engineer
17 14 (2.00%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (12.16%) HTML
2 64 (9.16%) Spring
3 59 (8.44%) XML
4 54 (7.73%) Hibernate
5 51 (7.30%) CSS
6 48 (6.87%) J2EE
7 47 (6.72%) Middleware
8 45 (6.44%) .NET
9 37 (5.29%) Web Services
10 33 (4.72%) FIX Protocol
11 27 (3.86%) Java EE
12 26 (3.72%) JMS
13 22 (3.15%) JSP
14 18 (2.58%) REST
15 16 (2.29%) jQuery
16 15 (2.15%) Rendezvous
17 13 (1.86%) HTML5
18 12 (1.72%) JAX-RS
18 12 (1.72%) JSON
19 11 (1.57%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 59 (8.44%) Fixed Income
2 52 (7.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 42 (6.01%) Equities
4 35 (5.01%) Derivative
5 25 (3.58%) Computer Science
6 19 (2.72%) Clustering
6 19 (2.72%) Replication
7 15 (2.15%) Credit Risk
8 12 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
9 11 (1.57%) Visualisation
9 11 (1.57%) Management Information System
10 10 (1.43%) Mainframe
10 10 (1.43%) Client/Server
10 10 (1.43%) SWIFT
11 9 (1.29%) Credit Derivative
12 7 (1.00%) Hedge funds
12 7 (1.00%) Open Source
13 6 (0.86%) Mobile App
13 6 (0.86%) Mathematics
14 4 (0.57%) STB
Operating Systems
1 377 (53.93%) Linux
2 185 (26.47%) Windows
3 97 (13.88%) Solaris
4 53 (7.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 30 (4.29%) Mac OS X
6 22 (3.15%) Windows Server 2003
7 21 (3.00%) AIX
8 11 (1.57%) Oracle Linux
9 8 (1.14%) VMS
9 8 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (0.86%) HPUX
10 6 (0.86%) Debian
11 5 (0.72%) Mac OS
11 5 (0.72%) SUSE
11 5 (0.72%) Windows XP
11 5 (0.72%) SELinux
12 4 (0.57%) Android
12 4 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (0.43%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.43%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (9.30%) Multithreading
2 57 (8.15%) ITIL
3 56 (8.01%) Low Latency
4 51 (7.30%) Migration
5 48 (6.87%) OO
6 45 (6.44%) Agile Software Development
6 45 (6.44%) Continuous Integration
7 43 (6.15%) TDD
8 35 (5.01%) Configuration Management
9 34 (4.86%) Performance Tuning
10 32 (4.58%) DevOps
11 30 (4.29%) Project Management
12 29 (4.15%) SOA
13 28 (4.01%) Risk Management
13 28 (4.01%) ETL
13 28 (4.01%) Web Development
14 27 (3.86%) Change Management
15 26 (3.72%) Scrum
15 26 (3.72%) Web Design
15 26 (3.72%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 243 (34.76%) Java
2 235 (33.62%) SQL
3 106 (15.16%) Perl
4 97 (13.88%) Shell Script
5 83 (11.87%) C++
6 82 (11.73%) Python
7 75 (10.73%) JavaScript
8 53 (7.58%) PL/SQL
9 36 (5.15%) Ruby
10 32 (4.58%) Bash Shell
10 32 (4.58%) C
11 27 (3.86%) C#
12 21 (3.00%) PHP
13 14 (2.00%) Korn
14 10 (1.43%) VBA
14 10 (1.43%) Scala
15 9 (1.29%) Bourne shell
15 9 (1.29%) PowerShell
15 9 (1.29%) T-SQL
16 7 (1.00%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 48 (6.87%) Degree
2 19 (2.72%) Security Cleared
3 9 (1.29%) SC Cleared
3 9 (1.29%) CISSP
4 8 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (1.14%) DV Cleared
5 6 (0.86%) Sun Certification
5 6 (0.86%) GIAC
5 6 (0.86%) GCIA
6 5 (0.72%) Network+ Certification
6 5 (0.72%) CCNA
6 5 (0.72%) CNA
6 5 (0.72%) Novell Certification
7 4 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (0.57%) CCNP
7 4 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (0.43%) CCSA
8 3 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.43%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.57%) QA
2 5 (0.72%) Basel III
3 4 (0.57%) SLA
4 3 (0.43%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.43%) CRD IV
5 2 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.29%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.14%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.14%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.14%) Basel II
System Software
1 29 (4.15%) Oracle RAC
2 27 (3.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (3.43%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 17 (2.43%) Oracle RMAN
5 14 (2.00%) Active Directory
6 12 (1.72%) vCloud
7 10 (1.43%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 9 (1.29%) NFS
9 8 (1.14%) Veritas File System
10 7 (1.00%) XenApp
10 7 (1.00%) RHEV
11 6 (0.86%) VMware ESX
12 5 (0.72%) XenDesktop
12 5 (0.72%) Samba
13 4 (0.57%) HDFS
13 4 (0.57%) Sendmail
14 3 (0.43%) SRDF
15 2 (0.29%) RACF
15 2 (0.29%) OpenSSH
15 2 (0.29%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 37 (5.29%) Puppet
2 22 (3.15%) NetBackup
2 22 (3.15%) Control-M
3 17 (2.43%) Data Guard
4 16 (2.29%) Tivoli
5 15 (2.15%) Nagios
6 12 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
7 11 (1.57%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 11 (1.57%) BMC PATROL
8 10 (1.43%) ITRS Geneos
9 9 (1.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 4 (0.57%) Backup Exec
10 4 (0.57%) YUM
10 4 (0.57%) SCCM
11 3 (0.43%) BladeLogic
11 3 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
11 3 (0.43%) ZABBIX
11 3 (0.43%) CA SiteMinder
11 3 (0.43%) Ansible
12 2 (0.29%) collectd
Vendors
1 263 (37.63%) Oracle
2 88 (12.59%) Sybase
3 55 (7.87%) Red Hat
4 54 (7.73%) VMware
5 42 (6.01%) Microsoft
6 39 (5.58%) Veritas
7 31 (4.43%) IBM
8 30 (4.29%) NetApp
9 26 (3.72%) Sun
9 26 (3.72%) Citrix
10 25 (3.58%) Cisco
11 23 (3.29%) HP
11 23 (3.29%) EMC
11 23 (3.29%) TIBCO
12 20 (2.86%) JBoss
13 17 (2.43%) Bloomberg
14 15 (2.15%) Business Objects
15 14 (2.00%) Murex
16 13 (1.86%) Remedy
17 12 (1.72%) Reuters
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £550 - £650 per day + competitive
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £500 - £585 per day + competitive
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Benedict Cole Limited
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Networking People
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Teamcore
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £240 - £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Thebes IT
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
FT Select
Rate: From £280 to £315 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £700.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £500 - £550 per day + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago