The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the City of London region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 25 33 21
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -12
Contract jobs citing UNIX 339 367 467
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 5.88% 5.18% 6.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 26.51% 25.17% 30.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 264 356
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 £319 £322 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £32.00 £34.00 £26.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +29.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +3.17%
Operating Systems Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
1279 1458 1545
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 22.18% 20.59% 19.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 936 987 981
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £221 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £573 £548
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 84 89
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.65 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.75 £48.00 £27.54
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
UNIX
London

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 31 July 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 31 July 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.

1 350 (52.71%) Linux
2 252 (37.95%) Oracle
3 243 (36.60%) Java
4 229 (34.49%) SQL
5 214 (32.23%) Finance
6 204 (30.72%) Banking
7 167 (25.15%) Windows
8 117 (17.62%) Investment Banking
9 114 (17.17%) Perl
10 99 (14.91%) Solaris
11 91 (13.70%) Shell Script
12 88 (13.25%) Sybase
13 80 (12.05%) C++
14 79 (11.90%) Python
15 76 (11.45%) HTML
16 74 (11.14%) SQL Server
16 74 (11.14%) Front Office
17 71 (10.69%) Subversion
17 71 (10.69%) Oracle Database
17 71 (10.69%) Relational Database
18 70 (10.54%) JavaScript
19 66 (9.94%) ITIL
20 61 (9.19%) Fixed Income
20 61 (9.19%) Git (software)
21 58 (8.73%) Degree
21 58 (8.73%) PL/SQL
22 57 (8.58%) Red Hat
23 55 (8.28%) XML
23 55 (8.28%) VMware
23 55 (8.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 45 (6.78%) WebLogic
2 35 (5.27%) Apache
3 34 (5.12%) Tomcat
4 29 (4.37%) WebSphere
5 15 (2.26%) Node.js
6 10 (1.51%) Oracle Service Bus
6 10 (1.51%) IIS
7 9 (1.36%) Oracle Coherence
7 9 (1.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 6 (0.90%) TIBCO EMS
9 5 (0.75%) AquaLogic
9 5 (0.75%) Apache Pig
10 4 (0.60%) Oracle Workflow
10 4 (0.60%) MQSeries
10 4 (0.60%) nginx
11 3 (0.45%) Liferay
11 3 (0.45%) Oracle Application Server
11 3 (0.45%) Confluence
11 3 (0.45%) GlassFish
11 3 (0.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 18 (2.71%) MS Excel
2 17 (2.56%) MS Office
3 6 (0.90%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.45%) MS Project
6 2 (0.30%) SPSS
6 2 (0.30%) Gephi
7 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.15%) GIMP
7 1 (0.15%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 11 (1.66%) ION MarketView
2 9 (1.36%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (1.36%) RMDS
3 8 (1.20%) Global One
4 7 (1.05%) Murex MxG2000
5 6 (0.90%) Temenos T24
6 3 (0.45%) Oracle General Ledger
6 3 (0.45%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (0.45%) Summit
6 3 (0.45%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.30%) Front Arena
7 2 (0.30%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 2 (0.30%) Kondor+
7 2 (0.30%) Siebel Analytics
8 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.15%) LatentZero
8 1 (0.15%) Minerva
8 1 (0.15%) Brady Trinity
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle Retail
8 1 (0.15%) Documaker
Cloud Services
1 18 (2.71%) Amazon EC2
2 16 (2.41%) Cloud Computing
3 10 (1.51%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (0.90%) SaaS
5 2 (0.30%) Rackspace Cloud
5 2 (0.30%) GitHub
6 1 (0.15%) IaaS
6 1 (0.15%) PaaS
6 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 53 (7.98%) Firewall
2 44 (6.63%) SAN
3 43 (6.48%) HTTP
4 42 (6.33%) TCP/IP
5 26 (3.92%) DNS
6 20 (3.01%) LDAP
7 19 (2.86%) SSL
8 16 (2.41%) Internet
9 15 (2.26%) NAS
10 13 (1.96%) SSH
11 12 (1.81%) WAN
12 11 (1.66%) LAN
13 9 (1.36%) Network Security
14 7 (1.05%) VPN
15 6 (0.90%) Intranet
16 5 (0.75%) BGP
16 5 (0.75%) FTP
17 4 (0.60%) SMTP
17 4 (0.60%) DHCP
17 4 (0.60%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (11.14%) SQL Server
2 71 (10.69%) Oracle Database
2 71 (10.69%) Relational Database
3 41 (6.17%) MySQL
4 35 (5.27%) Oracle Database 11g
5 29 (4.37%) Data Warehouse
6 28 (4.22%) Oracle Database 10g
7 27 (4.07%) RDBMS
8 17 (2.56%) NoSQL
9 16 (2.41%) MongoDB
10 11 (1.66%) Hadoop
10 11 (1.66%) Big Data
10 11 (1.66%) Oracle Database 12c
11 9 (1.36%) Oracle Exadata
11 9 (1.36%) DB2
12 8 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 7 (1.05%) Data Mart
13 7 (1.05%) Apache Cassandra
13 7 (1.05%) Oracle Reports
13 7 (1.05%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 71 (10.69%) Subversion
2 61 (9.19%) Git (software)
3 40 (6.02%) JIRA
4 36 (5.42%) Maven
5 32 (4.82%) Jenkins
6 26 (3.92%) Ant
7 24 (3.61%) JUnit
7 24 (3.61%) TeamCity
8 14 (2.11%) Team Foundation Server
9 13 (1.96%) Mercurial
10 12 (1.81%) Gerrit
11 10 (1.51%) AnthillPro
12 8 (1.20%) Eclipse
12 8 (1.20%) Toad
13 7 (1.05%) Selenium
14 6 (0.90%) ClearCase
14 6 (0.90%) Grunt
15 5 (0.75%) Mocha
15 5 (0.75%) Jasmine
15 5 (0.75%) jMock
General
1 214 (32.23%) Finance
2 204 (30.72%) Banking
3 117 (17.62%) Investment Banking
4 74 (11.14%) Front Office
5 28 (4.22%) Financial Institution
6 24 (3.61%) Back Office
7 14 (2.11%) Retail
8 10 (1.51%) Legal
8 10 (1.51%) Advertising
9 7 (1.05%) Publishing
9 7 (1.05%) Games
10 6 (0.90%) Telecoms
11 5 (0.75%) Retail Banking
12 4 (0.60%) International Banking
13 3 (0.45%) Marketing
14 2 (0.30%) German Language
14 2 (0.30%) Corporate Banking
14 2 (0.30%) General Ledger
14 2 (0.30%) Billing
15 1 (0.15%) Law
Job Titles
1 238 (35.84%) Developer
2 87 (13.10%) Analyst
3 58 (8.73%) Java Developer
4 50 (7.53%) C++ Developer
5 46 (6.93%) Support Analyst
5 46 (6.93%) Administrator
6 37 (5.57%) Architect
7 35 (5.27%) Applications Support
8 31 (4.67%) UNIX Administrator
9 30 (4.52%) DBA
10 24 (3.61%) Senior Developer
11 22 (3.31%) Consultant
11 22 (3.31%) Systems Administrator
12 21 (3.16%) Oracle DBA
13 20 (3.01%) Support Engineer
14 18 (2.71%) Applications Support Analyst
14 18 (2.71%) UNIX Systems Administrator
15 17 (2.56%) Project Manager
15 17 (2.56%) DevOps Engineer
16 15 (2.26%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (11.45%) HTML
2 55 (8.28%) XML
3 53 (7.98%) .NET
4 47 (7.08%) Spring
5 46 (6.93%) J2EE
6 45 (6.78%) CSS
7 42 (6.33%) Middleware
8 38 (5.72%) Web Services
9 37 (5.57%) Hibernate
10 27 (4.07%) FIX Protocol
11 23 (3.46%) Java EE
12 22 (3.31%) JMS
13 17 (2.56%) jQuery
14 16 (2.41%) REST
14 16 (2.41%) JSP
15 15 (2.26%) STL
16 13 (1.96%) HTML5
17 12 (1.81%) Boost C++ Libraries
17 12 (1.81%) JSON
18 11 (1.66%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 61 (9.19%) Fixed Income
2 52 (7.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 38 (5.72%) Derivative
4 37 (5.57%) Equities
5 27 (4.07%) Computer Science
6 23 (3.46%) Clustering
7 21 (3.16%) Replication
8 20 (3.01%) Credit Risk
9 13 (1.96%) Management Information System
10 12 (1.81%) Open Source
11 11 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
12 10 (1.51%) Visualisation
13 9 (1.36%) Mainframe
13 9 (1.36%) Client/Server
13 9 (1.36%) Mathematics
14 7 (1.05%) SWIFT
14 7 (1.05%) Mobile App
15 6 (0.90%) Equity Derivative
16 5 (0.75%) CLARiiON
17 4 (0.60%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 350 (52.71%) Linux
2 167 (25.15%) Windows
3 99 (14.91%) Solaris
4 55 (8.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 24 (3.61%) Mac OS X
6 20 (3.01%) AIX
7 12 (1.81%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (1.51%) Debian
9 9 (1.36%) Oracle Linux
10 8 (1.20%) HPUX
11 7 (1.05%) SUSE
12 6 (0.90%) VMS
12 6 (0.90%) Ubuntu
12 6 (0.90%) CentOS
13 5 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
13 5 (0.75%) Mac OS
13 5 (0.75%) SELinux
14 4 (0.60%) Android
14 4 (0.60%) Windows XP
15 3 (0.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (9.94%) ITIL
2 52 (7.83%) Multithreading
3 51 (7.68%) Continuous Integration
3 51 (7.68%) Migration
4 49 (7.38%) Low Latency
5 46 (6.93%) TDD
6 45 (6.78%) Agile Software Development
7 44 (6.63%) OO
8 38 (5.72%) Configuration Management
9 33 (4.97%) DevOps
10 30 (4.52%) Project Management
11 29 (4.37%) Scrum
12 28 (4.22%) Change Management
13 26 (3.92%) SOA
13 26 (3.92%) ETL
13 26 (3.92%) Performance Tuning
14 25 (3.77%) Risk Management
15 24 (3.61%) Web Design
15 24 (3.61%) Web Development
15 24 (3.61%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 243 (36.60%) Java
2 229 (34.49%) SQL
3 114 (17.17%) Perl
4 91 (13.70%) Shell Script
5 80 (12.05%) C++
6 79 (11.90%) Python
7 70 (10.54%) JavaScript
8 58 (8.73%) PL/SQL
9 37 (5.57%) Ruby
10 34 (5.12%) Bash Shell
10 34 (5.12%) C
11 28 (4.22%) C#
12 23 (3.46%) PHP
13 14 (2.11%) Korn
14 11 (1.66%) PowerShell
15 10 (1.51%) C-shell
15 10 (1.51%) T-SQL
16 9 (1.36%) Bourne shell
16 9 (1.36%) Scala
17 8 (1.20%) AWK
Qualifications
1 58 (8.73%) Degree
2 21 (3.16%) Security Cleared
3 11 (1.66%) SC Cleared
4 7 (1.05%) DV Cleared
5 6 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (0.90%) Sun Certification
6 5 (0.75%) CCNA
6 5 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (0.45%) CISSP
7 3 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (0.45%) PMI Certification
7 3 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.30%) CCNP
8 2 (0.30%) MCP
8 2 (0.30%) MCSE
8 2 (0.30%) CCSA
8 2 (0.30%) JNCIA
8 2 (0.30%) RHCE
9 1 (0.15%) NCDA
9 1 (0.15%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.26%) QA
2 7 (1.05%) SLA
3 5 (0.75%) Basel III
4 3 (0.45%) CRD IV
4 3 (0.45%) BS7799
4 3 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.45%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.15%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.15%) Basel II
6 1 (0.15%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
System Software
1 30 (4.52%) Oracle RAC
2 26 (3.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (3.31%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 17 (2.56%) Active Directory
4 17 (2.56%) Oracle RMAN
5 15 (2.26%) vCloud
6 11 (1.66%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 9 (1.36%) RHEV
7 9 (1.36%) VMware ESX
8 8 (1.20%) NFS
9 7 (1.05%) KVM
10 6 (0.90%) Samba
11 5 (0.75%) Veritas File System
11 5 (0.75%) Sendmail
12 4 (0.60%) HDFS
13 3 (0.45%) OpenSSH
13 3 (0.45%) SRDF
13 3 (0.45%) Xen
14 2 (0.30%) RACF
14 2 (0.30%) Snort
Systems Management
1 37 (5.57%) Puppet
2 19 (2.86%) NetBackup
3 18 (2.71%) Tivoli
4 17 (2.56%) Data Guard
5 16 (2.41%) Control-M
6 14 (2.11%) Nagios
7 13 (1.96%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 13 (1.96%) Opscode Chef
8 12 (1.81%) BMC PATROL
9 8 (1.20%) ITRS Geneos
10 7 (1.05%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 4 (0.60%) BladeLogic
11 4 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
11 4 (0.60%) ServiceCenter
11 4 (0.60%) SCCM
11 4 (0.60%) YUM
12 3 (0.45%) Ansible
12 3 (0.45%) ZABBIX
12 3 (0.45%) CA SiteMinder
13 2 (0.30%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 252 (37.95%) Oracle
2 88 (13.25%) Sybase
3 57 (8.58%) Red Hat
4 55 (8.28%) VMware
5 36 (5.42%) Microsoft
6 33 (4.97%) Veritas
7 30 (4.52%) IBM
7 30 (4.52%) NetApp
8 25 (3.77%) Citrix
8 25 (3.77%) Sun
9 24 (3.61%) HP
10 23 (3.46%) Cisco
11 21 (3.16%) Murex
11 21 (3.16%) Bloomberg
12 19 (2.86%) EMC
13 17 (2.56%) TIBCO
14 16 (2.41%) ION Trading
15 15 (2.26%) JBoss
16 14 (2.11%) Reuters
17 13 (1.96%) Informatica
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