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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 30 26 35
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +9
Contract jobs citing UNIX 337 339 350
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 5.93% 5.92% 4.96%
As % of the Operating Systems category 29.05% 26.67% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 259 250
Average daily rate
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£475 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £605 £587
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 3
Average hourly rate £22.83 £32.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.65% +77.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £32.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £32.00 £43.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £31.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+26.98% +8.62%
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
1160 1271 1400
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 20.41% 22.21% 19.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 901 930 954
Average daily rate £425 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.59% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £180 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 55 79
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.20 £27.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%

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 7 July 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
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 7 July 2015.

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 7 July 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.

1 312 (48.15%) Linux
2 234 (36.11%) Java
3 218 (33.64%) SQL
4 198 (30.56%) Finance
5 192 (29.63%) Oracle
6 180 (27.78%) Banking
7 172 (26.54%) Windows
8 111 (17.13%) Agile Software Development
9 86 (13.27%) Solaris
9 86 (13.27%) Perl
10 81 (12.50%) Front Office
10 81 (12.50%) Relational Database
11 74 (11.42%) SQL Server
11 74 (11.42%) Shell Script
12 70 (10.80%) Investment Banking
13 68 (10.49%) Python
14 65 (10.03%) Derivative
15 61 (9.41%) Firewall
16 56 (8.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 55 (8.49%) C++
17 55 (8.49%) PL/SQL
17 55 (8.49%) ITIL
17 55 (8.49%) Continuous Integration
17 55 (8.49%) Oracle Database
18 54 (8.33%) HTML
19 52 (8.02%) XML
20 51 (7.87%) TCP/IP
21 49 (7.56%) IBM
21 49 (7.56%) Degree
22 48 (7.41%) FIX Protocol

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

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 (5.09%) WebSphere
2 31 (4.78%) Tomcat
3 22 (3.40%) WebLogic
4 19 (2.93%) Apache
5 13 (2.01%) IIS
6 11 (1.70%) JBoss
7 9 (1.39%) SharePoint
7 9 (1.39%) WebSphere Application Server
8 8 (1.23%) Jetty
8 8 (1.23%) SAS
9 7 (1.08%) Oracle Coherence
10 6 (0.93%) nginx
11 5 (0.77%) WebSphere Portal
11 5 (0.77%) Lync
12 4 (0.62%) WebLogic Portal
12 4 (0.62%) MQSeries
13 3 (0.46%) MS Exchange
13 3 (0.46%) Node.js
13 3 (0.46%) Confluence
14 2 (0.31%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 19 (2.93%) MS Office
2 18 (2.78%) MS Excel
3 9 (1.39%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.93%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.77%) MS Project
6 4 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.46%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.15%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 6 (0.93%) Oracle General Ledger
1 6 (0.93%) Oracle Retail
2 5 (0.77%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.77%) thinkFolio
2 5 (0.77%) Global One
3 4 (0.62%) ION MarketView
4 3 (0.46%) Murex MxG2000
4 3 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.31%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.15%) Eikon
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.15%) MetaTrader
6 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.15%) Unica
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.15%) Endur
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.15%) PeopleSoft Financials
Cloud Services
1 21 (3.24%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (0.93%) SaaS
2 6 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.62%) IaaS
4 4 (0.62%) PaaS
5 3 (0.46%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 3 (0.46%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.46%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.15%) Google App Engine
6 1 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.15%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 61 (9.41%) Firewall
2 51 (7.87%) TCP/IP
3 40 (6.17%) SAN
4 33 (5.09%) DNS
5 30 (4.63%) SSL
6 29 (4.48%) LDAP
7 28 (4.32%) HTTP
8 26 (4.01%) Internet
9 19 (2.93%) LAN
10 18 (2.78%) WAN
11 13 (2.01%) NAS
12 12 (1.85%) BIG-IP
13 11 (1.70%) VPN
14 10 (1.54%) DHCP
14 10 (1.54%) Cisco IOS
15 9 (1.39%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 9 (1.39%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
16 8 (1.23%) Multicast
16 8 (1.23%) VoIP
16 8 (1.23%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (12.50%) Relational Database
2 74 (11.42%) SQL Server
3 55 (8.49%) Oracle Database
4 44 (6.79%) RDBMS
5 31 (4.78%) Oracle Database 11g
6 26 (4.01%) MySQL
7 22 (3.40%) Data Warehouse
8 21 (3.24%) Big Data
9 19 (2.93%) MongoDB
10 18 (2.78%) DB2
11 12 (1.85%) Oracle Database 12c
12 11 (1.70%) SQL Server 2008
12 11 (1.70%) Hadoop
12 11 (1.70%) Neo4j
12 11 (1.70%) Oracle Database 10g
13 10 (1.54%) Oracle Reports
13 10 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
13 10 (1.54%) Oracle Exadata
14 8 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 6 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 46 (7.10%) Subversion
2 32 (4.94%) Git (software)
3 31 (4.78%) Jenkins
4 30 (4.63%) Maven
5 24 (3.70%) TeamCity
6 22 (3.40%) JIRA
6 22 (3.40%) Ant
7 21 (3.24%) JUnit
8 8 (1.23%) Eclipse
9 6 (0.93%) CruiseControl
9 6 (0.93%) Mockito
10 5 (0.77%) Cucumber
10 5 (0.77%) ClearCase
10 5 (0.77%) Selenium
11 4 (0.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (0.62%) Hudson
11 4 (0.62%) Gradle
12 3 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (0.46%) Introscope
12 3 (0.46%) JMeter
General
1 198 (30.56%) Finance
2 180 (27.78%) Banking
3 81 (12.50%) Front Office
4 70 (10.80%) Investment Banking
5 24 (3.70%) Financial Institution
6 23 (3.55%) Telecoms
7 17 (2.62%) Retail
8 12 (1.85%) Back Office
9 9 (1.39%) Legal
10 8 (1.23%) Advertising
11 6 (0.93%) Marketing
12 5 (0.77%) General Ledger
13 4 (0.62%) Publishing
14 3 (0.46%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.31%) Games
15 2 (0.31%) Manufacturing
15 2 (0.31%) Electronics
16 1 (0.15%) International Banking
16 1 (0.15%) Private Banking
16 1 (0.15%) German Language
Job Titles
1 179 (27.62%) Developer
2 124 (19.14%) Analyst
3 82 (12.65%) Java Developer
4 48 (7.41%) Support Analyst
5 40 (6.17%) Administrator
6 37 (5.71%) Architect
7 34 (5.25%) Applications Support
8 32 (4.94%) Consultant
9 30 (4.63%) Senior Developer
10 21 (3.24%) DevOps Engineer
11 20 (3.09%) DBA
12 19 (2.93%) Applications Support Analyst
13 18 (2.78%) Senior Java Developer
14 17 (2.62%) Java Programmer
14 17 (2.62%) Java Analyst Programmer
14 17 (2.62%) C++ Developer
14 17 (2.62%) Oracle DBA
14 17 (2.62%) Programmer
14 17 (2.62%) Analyst Programmer
15 16 (2.47%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (8.33%) HTML
2 52 (8.02%) XML
3 48 (7.41%) FIX Protocol
4 37 (5.71%) .NET
5 30 (4.63%) Spring
6 27 (4.17%) Hibernate
6 27 (4.17%) J2EE
7 26 (4.01%) Middleware
8 25 (3.86%) Web Services
9 24 (3.70%) WebSphere MQ
10 20 (3.09%) JSP
10 20 (3.09%) CSS
11 19 (2.93%) REST
12 15 (2.31%) Servlets
13 14 (2.16%) Struts
14 13 (2.01%) TIBCO EMS
14 13 (2.01%) jQuery
14 13 (2.01%) HTML5
15 12 (1.85%) JAX-RS
15 12 (1.85%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 65 (10.03%) Derivative
2 56 (8.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 45 (6.94%) Computer Science
4 43 (6.64%) Analytical Skills
5 40 (6.17%) Equities
6 30 (4.63%) Data Centre
7 27 (4.17%) Fixed Income
8 24 (3.70%) Clustering
9 19 (2.93%) Equity Derivative
10 16 (2.47%) Management Information System
10 16 (2.47%) Mathematics
11 12 (1.85%) Mainframe
12 11 (1.70%) Hedge funds
13 10 (1.54%) Mobile App
13 10 (1.54%) EMC VMAX
14 9 (1.39%) Credit Risk
14 9 (1.39%) Replication
14 9 (1.39%) PKI
15 7 (1.08%) Client/Server
15 7 (1.08%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 312 (48.15%) Linux
2 172 (26.54%) Windows
3 86 (13.27%) Solaris
4 32 (4.94%) AIX
5 28 (4.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 21 (3.24%) Mac OS X
7 12 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (1.85%) Windows 7
8 10 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (1.23%) Windows 8
10 6 (0.93%) Oracle Linux
11 5 (0.77%) Ubuntu
12 4 (0.62%) HPUX
12 4 (0.62%) VMS
12 4 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (0.46%) CentOS
13 3 (0.46%) Data ONTAP
13 3 (0.46%) Android
13 3 (0.46%) zOS
14 2 (0.31%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (17.13%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (8.49%) ITIL
2 55 (8.49%) Continuous Integration
3 48 (7.41%) Migration
4 47 (7.25%) Configuration Management
5 45 (6.94%) Multithreading
6 44 (6.79%) TDD
7 43 (6.64%) SDLC
8 42 (6.48%) DevOps
9 36 (5.56%) Low Latency
9 36 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
10 35 (5.40%) Project Management
11 27 (4.17%) Electronic Trading
12 24 (3.70%) Data Modelling
12 24 (3.70%) Scrum
13 23 (3.55%) Open Source
13 23 (3.55%) BDD
14 21 (3.24%) ETL
15 20 (3.09%) Web Development
16 19 (2.93%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 234 (36.11%) Java
2 218 (33.64%) SQL
3 86 (13.27%) Perl
4 74 (11.42%) Shell Script
5 68 (10.49%) Python
6 55 (8.49%) C++
6 55 (8.49%) PL/SQL
7 48 (7.41%) JavaScript
8 45 (6.94%) C#
9 27 (4.17%) Ruby
10 26 (4.01%) Bash Shell
11 24 (3.70%) PowerShell
12 22 (3.40%) C
13 18 (2.78%) Scala
13 18 (2.78%) Korn
14 15 (2.31%) PHP
15 13 (2.01%) VBA
16 12 (1.85%) T-SQL
16 12 (1.85%) VBScript
17 8 (1.23%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 49 (7.56%) Degree
2 15 (2.31%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (2.16%) Security Cleared
4 10 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
5 9 (1.39%) CISSP
6 7 (1.08%) SC Cleared
7 6 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (0.77%) CCNP
8 5 (0.77%) CCNA
9 4 (0.62%) RHCE
9 4 (0.62%) PMP
9 4 (0.62%) PMI Certification
9 4 (0.62%) CCSA
10 3 (0.46%) CCSE
10 3 (0.46%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.46%) NCDA
10 3 (0.46%) NCIE
10 3 (0.46%) CISA
10 3 (0.46%) CISM
10 3 (0.46%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (4.32%) QA
2 8 (1.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 6 (0.93%) SLA
4 5 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.77%) Solvency II
5 4 (0.62%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.46%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.46%) COREP
7 2 (0.31%) FINREP
7 2 (0.31%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.15%) PMBOK
8 1 (0.15%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.15%) HL7
8 1 (0.15%) DICOM
8 1 (0.15%) COBIT
System Software
1 35 (5.40%) Active Directory
2 24 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (3.24%) Oracle RAC
4 9 (1.39%) NFS
5 8 (1.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 6 (0.93%) Docker
7 4 (0.62%) Oracle Clusterware
7 4 (0.62%) vSphere
7 4 (0.62%) Squid
8 3 (0.46%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.46%) XenApp
8 3 (0.46%) ProxySG
8 3 (0.46%) Snort
8 3 (0.46%) Varnish
8 3 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.46%) OCFS2
8 3 (0.46%) KVM
8 3 (0.46%) GlusterFS
8 3 (0.46%) GFS2
8 3 (0.46%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 32 (4.94%) Puppet
2 22 (3.40%) Tivoli
3 20 (3.09%) Control-M
4 16 (2.47%) Data Guard
5 14 (2.16%) Oracle RMAN
6 11 (1.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 9 (1.39%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 9 (1.39%) NetBackup
7 9 (1.39%) Opscode Chef
8 8 (1.23%) ITRS Geneos
8 8 (1.23%) BladeLogic
9 7 (1.08%) Tivoli Identity Manager
9 7 (1.08%) HP Quality Center
10 6 (0.93%) Red Hat Satellite
10 6 (0.93%) CA Single Sign-On
11 5 (0.77%) Oracle Identity Manager
11 5 (0.77%) Nagios
11 5 (0.77%) Backup Exec
11 5 (0.77%) EMC VPLEX
12 4 (0.62%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 192 (29.63%) Oracle
2 49 (7.56%) IBM
3 47 (7.25%) Cisco
4 45 (6.94%) Sybase
5 42 (6.48%) Red Hat
6 39 (6.02%) HP
7 33 (5.09%) VMware
8 29 (4.48%) Microsoft
9 28 (4.32%) EMC
10 24 (3.70%) TIBCO
11 21 (3.24%) NetApp
12 18 (2.78%) Veritas
12 18 (2.78%) Remedy
13 16 (2.47%) Business Objects
13 16 (2.47%) F5
14 15 (2.31%) Citrix
14 15 (2.31%) Bloomberg
15 14 (2.16%) Sun
16 13 (2.01%) CheckPoint
17 12 (1.85%) Reuters
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Rate: £650 - £750 per day
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Rate: £450 - £550 per day
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Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per annum
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Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 per annum
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