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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix
Rank 34 31 24
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -7
Contract jobs citing Unix 201 258 385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 5.88% 5.60% 6.53%
As % of the Operating Systems category 28.63% 23.89% 28.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 215 288
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £330 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £418 £375
% change year-on-year
-5.38% +11.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 0
Median hourly rate £27.50 £31.68 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.18% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £37.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-2.70% +17.46%
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
702 1080 1356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 20.53% 23.43% 22.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 557 860 1002
Median daily rate £450 £423 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.50% +5.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 30 59
Median hourly rate £27.50 £17.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.76% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.69 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.25 £36.50 £125.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -

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 30 September 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 30 September 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.

1 230 (55.83%) Linux
2 182 (44.17%) Finance
3 152 (36.89%) SQL
4 150 (36.41%) Java
5 139 (33.74%) Oracle
6 138 (33.50%) Banking
7 108 (26.21%) Windows
8 106 (25.73%) Python
9 104 (25.24%) Agile Software Development
10 85 (20.63%) Perl
11 81 (19.66%) Puppet
12 59 (14.32%) Shell Script
13 57 (13.83%) Continuous Integration
14 56 (13.59%) DevOps
14 56 (13.59%) ITIL
14 56 (13.59%) Investment Banking
15 54 (13.11%) XML
15 54 (13.11%) SQL Server
15 54 (13.11%) Financial Institution
16 51 (12.38%) VMware
17 50 (12.14%) Active Directory
18 45 (10.92%) Bash Shell
18 45 (10.92%) Jenkins
19 44 (10.68%) Red Hat
19 44 (10.68%) Ruby
20 43 (10.44%) Firewall
20 43 (10.44%) Low Latency
21 42 (10.19%) Front Office
22 41 (9.95%) HTML
22 41 (9.95%) Amazon AWS

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 27 (6.55%) Tomcat
1 27 (6.55%) WebSphere
2 26 (6.31%) WebLogic
3 25 (6.07%) Apache
4 15 (3.64%) JBoss
5 13 (3.16%) IIS
6 10 (2.43%) SharePoint
7 7 (1.70%) Confluence
8 5 (1.21%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (1.21%) MS Exchange
9 4 (0.97%) Cloud Foundry
10 3 (0.73%) Apache Spark
10 3 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (0.73%) GlassFish
10 3 (0.73%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.73%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.73%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (0.49%) Drupal
11 2 (0.49%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.49%) SAS
Applications
1 20 (4.85%) MS Excel
2 14 (3.40%) MS Office
3 4 (0.97%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.73%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.24%) FrameMaker
6 1 (0.24%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 8 (1.94%) Documaker
2 7 (1.70%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
3 4 (0.97%) RMDS
4 2 (0.49%) Sophis RISQUE
5 1 (0.24%) CSG Singleview
5 1 (0.24%) Eikon
5 1 (0.24%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.24%) PeopleSoft CRM
5 1 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 41 (9.95%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (2.43%) Cloud Computing
3 9 (2.18%) PaaS
4 8 (1.94%) OpenShift
5 7 (1.70%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (0.73%) GitHub
7 2 (0.49%) Apcera
7 2 (0.49%) Bluemix
7 2 (0.49%) IaaS
7 2 (0.49%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.24%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 43 (10.44%) Firewall
2 34 (8.25%) DNS
3 32 (7.77%) LDAP
4 29 (7.04%) TCP/IP
5 24 (5.83%) HTTP
6 19 (4.61%) LAN
7 18 (4.37%) WAN
8 16 (3.88%) SAN
9 14 (3.40%) SSL
10 7 (1.70%) NAS
10 7 (1.70%) Network Security
10 7 (1.70%) SSH
11 6 (1.46%) Fibre Channel
11 6 (1.46%) FTP
11 6 (1.46%) Internet
12 5 (1.21%) DHCP
13 3 (0.73%) BGP
13 3 (0.73%) Kerberos
13 3 (0.73%) OSPF
13 3 (0.73%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (13.11%) SQL Server
2 32 (7.77%) Oracle Database
3 25 (6.07%) Oracle Database 11g
4 17 (4.13%) Relational Database
5 14 (3.40%) Big Data
6 13 (3.16%) KDB
6 13 (3.16%) MySQL
7 12 (2.91%) Data Warehouse
8 10 (2.43%) Hadoop
9 8 (1.94%) Apache Cassandra
9 8 (1.94%) PostgreSQL
9 8 (1.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 7 (1.70%) BusinessObjects
11 6 (1.46%) NoSQL
11 6 (1.46%) Oracle Database 10g
12 5 (1.21%) DB2
12 5 (1.21%) MongoDB
12 5 (1.21%) Oracle Database 12c
12 5 (1.21%) RDBMS
13 4 (0.97%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 45 (10.92%) Jenkins
2 40 (9.71%) JIRA
3 34 (8.25%) Git (software)
4 31 (7.52%) Maven
5 20 (4.85%) Subversion
6 14 (3.40%) Selenium
7 13 (3.16%) JUnit
8 11 (2.67%) Artifactory
8 11 (2.67%) Cucumber
9 8 (1.94%) Gradle
9 8 (1.94%) SoapUI
10 7 (1.70%) Ant
11 6 (1.46%) Eclipse
11 6 (1.46%) IntelliJ
11 6 (1.46%) TeamCity
11 6 (1.46%) WebDriver
12 5 (1.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 4 (0.97%) Fiddler
13 4 (0.97%) Oracle APEX
13 4 (0.97%) Xcode
General
1 182 (44.17%) Finance
2 138 (33.50%) Banking
3 56 (13.59%) Investment Banking
4 54 (13.11%) Financial Institution
5 42 (10.19%) Front Office
6 9 (2.18%) Back Office
6 9 (2.18%) Legal
7 6 (1.46%) Retail
7 6 (1.46%) Telecoms
8 4 (0.97%) Billing
8 4 (0.97%) Spanish Language
9 3 (0.73%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.73%) Marketing
10 2 (0.49%) Advertising
10 2 (0.49%) French Language
10 2 (0.49%) German Language
10 2 (0.49%) Law
10 2 (0.49%) Portuguese Language
11 1 (0.24%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.24%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 121 (29.37%) Developer
2 55 (13.35%) Java Developer
3 47 (11.41%) Analyst
4 39 (9.47%) DevOps Engineer
5 31 (7.52%) Applications Support
6 28 (6.80%) Linux Engineer
7 27 (6.55%) Administrator
8 24 (5.83%) Unix Engineer
9 22 (5.34%) Support Analyst
10 21 (5.10%) Systems Administrator
10 21 (5.10%) Systems Engineer
11 20 (4.85%) Consultant
12 19 (4.61%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 18 (4.37%) Linux Systems Engineer
14 14 (3.40%) Java Engineer
15 13 (3.16%) Senior Developer
15 13 (3.16%) Unix Administrator
15 13 (3.16%) Unix Systems Administrator
16 12 (2.91%) Applications Support Analyst
16 12 (2.91%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (13.11%) XML
2 41 (9.95%) HTML
3 40 (9.71%) Middleware
4 30 (7.28%) Web Services
5 23 (5.58%) JSON
6 21 (5.10%) Spring
7 19 (4.61%) J2EE
8 18 (4.37%) .NET
8 18 (4.37%) CSS
9 17 (4.13%) FIX Protocol
9 17 (4.13%) SOAP
10 15 (3.64%) AngularJS
11 13 (3.16%) JMS
12 11 (2.67%) REST
12 11 (2.67%) Swing
13 10 (2.43%) Ajax
13 10 (2.43%) Java EE
14 9 (2.18%) ActiveMQ
14 9 (2.18%) JSP
14 9 (2.18%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 40 (9.71%) Equities
2 39 (9.47%) Clustering
3 36 (8.74%) Hedge funds
4 34 (8.25%) Analytical Skills
5 33 (8.01%) Derivative
6 29 (7.04%) Fixed Income
6 29 (7.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 24 (5.83%) Fintech
8 22 (5.34%) Data Centre
9 18 (4.37%) Computer Science
10 15 (3.64%) Public Cloud
11 11 (2.67%) Equity Derivative
12 10 (2.43%) Management Information System
13 8 (1.94%) Virtual Team
14 7 (1.70%) Enterprise Software
15 6 (1.46%) User Experience
16 5 (1.21%) Client/Server
16 5 (1.21%) PKI
17 4 (0.97%) Blackberry
17 4 (0.97%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 230 (55.83%) Linux
2 108 (26.21%) Windows
3 40 (9.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 29 (7.04%) Solaris
5 27 (6.55%) Windows Server
6 18 (4.37%) AIX
7 15 (3.64%) Oracle Linux
8 10 (2.43%) Mac OS X
9 9 (2.18%) CentOS
10 8 (1.94%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (1.70%) SUSE
12 6 (1.46%) Android
12 6 (1.46%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (1.21%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 5 (1.21%) Ubuntu
14 4 (0.97%) Mac OS
14 4 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
15 2 (0.49%) Mesosphere
15 2 (0.49%) VMS
15 2 (0.49%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (25.24%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (13.83%) Continuous Integration
3 56 (13.59%) DevOps
3 56 (13.59%) ITIL
4 43 (10.44%) Low Latency
5 40 (9.71%) Configuration Management
6 39 (9.47%) High Availability
7 35 (8.50%) OO
8 30 (7.28%) Change Management
9 29 (7.04%) Migration
10 27 (6.55%) Data Management
11 25 (6.07%) Service Delivery
11 25 (6.07%) TDD
12 22 (5.34%) Electronic Trading
12 22 (5.34%) Scrum
13 21 (5.10%) Algorithmic Trading
13 21 (5.10%) SDLC
14 19 (4.61%) Continuous Delivery
15 18 (4.37%) Patch Management
16 17 (4.13%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 152 (36.89%) SQL
2 150 (36.41%) Java
3 106 (25.73%) Python
4 85 (20.63%) Perl
5 59 (14.32%) Shell Script
6 45 (10.92%) Bash Shell
7 44 (10.68%) Ruby
8 34 (8.25%) JavaScript
9 30 (7.28%) PowerShell
10 24 (5.83%) C++
10 24 (5.83%) PL/SQL
11 16 (3.88%) C
12 11 (2.67%) PHP
13 6 (1.46%) C#
13 6 (1.46%) Korn
14 5 (1.21%) Go
14 5 (1.21%) SystemTap
14 5 (1.21%) VB
14 5 (1.21%) VBA
14 5 (1.21%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 35 (8.50%) Degree
2 14 (3.40%) CISSP
3 10 (2.43%) PMP
4 9 (2.18%) PMI Certification
4 9 (2.18%) RHCE
5 8 (1.94%) RHCA
6 7 (1.70%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (1.70%) CISM
6 7 (1.70%) Security Cleared
7 4 (0.97%) CISA
7 4 (0.97%) SC Cleared
8 3 (0.73%) CCIE
8 3 (0.73%) CEH
8 3 (0.73%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.73%) MCSE
8 3 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.49%) CCNA
9 2 (0.49%) CCNP
9 2 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.49%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.13%) QA
2 8 (1.94%) PCI DSS
3 6 (1.46%) MiFID
4 5 (1.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.97%) SLA
6 3 (0.73%) COBIT
7 2 (0.49%) CDISC
7 2 (0.49%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.49%) GCP
7 2 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.49%) WCAG
8 1 (0.24%) COSO
8 1 (0.24%) FATCA
System Software
1 50 (12.14%) Active Directory
2 32 (7.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (5.10%) GFS2
3 21 (5.10%) GlusterFS
3 21 (5.10%) OCFS2
4 10 (2.43%) Oracle RAC
5 9 (2.18%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (1.94%) NFS
7 6 (1.46%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (1.21%) Docker
8 5 (1.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 5 (1.21%) vSphere
9 4 (0.97%) DFS Replication
9 4 (0.97%) KVM
10 3 (0.73%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 2 (0.49%) GPFS
11 2 (0.49%) Hyper-V
11 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.49%) SRDF
11 2 (0.49%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 81 (19.66%) Puppet
2 35 (8.50%) Ansible
3 29 (7.04%) Opscode Chef
4 17 (4.13%) CFEngine
4 17 (4.13%) Failover Clustering
4 17 (4.13%) SELinux
5 13 (3.16%) BladeLogic
6 12 (2.91%) Nagios
6 12 (2.91%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 9 (2.18%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 9 (2.18%) SCCM
8 8 (1.94%) Control-M
9 7 (1.70%) Oracle ZFS
10 6 (1.46%) ITRS Geneos
10 6 (1.46%) Red Hat Satellite
11 5 (1.21%) HP Quality Center
12 4 (0.97%) Casper Suite
12 4 (0.97%) Data Guard
12 4 (0.97%) Microsoft Clustering
12 4 (0.97%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 139 (33.74%) Oracle
2 51 (12.38%) VMware
3 44 (10.68%) Red Hat
4 40 (9.71%) Microsoft
5 23 (5.58%) HP
6 21 (5.10%) Atlassian
7 19 (4.61%) IBM
8 18 (4.37%) Sybase
9 13 (3.16%) NetApp
10 12 (2.91%) Cisco
10 12 (2.91%) Citrix
11 11 (2.67%) Dell
12 10 (2.43%) Splunk
13 9 (2.18%) Informatica
14 8 (1.94%) EMC
14 8 (1.94%) Murex
14 8 (1.94%) TOWER Software
15 7 (1.70%) Bloomberg
15 7 (1.70%) Google
15 7 (1.70%) Reuters
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