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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 25 32 35
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +3
Contract jobs citing UNIX 302 305 284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 5.92% 5.22% 4.89%
As % of the Operating Systems category 26.70% 26.09% 22.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 226 214
Average daily rate
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£500 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £350 £339
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £18.38 £77.50 £43.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-76.29% +80.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £19.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+100.00% -28.18%
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
1131 1169 1244
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 22.19% 20.02% 21.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 868 793 831
Average daily rate £425 £401 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.11% +0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £188 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 51 80
Average hourly rate £17.87 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.08% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £105.00 £31.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%

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 4 March 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 4 March 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.

1 357 (50.14%) Linux
2 238 (33.43%) Java
3 236 (33.15%) SQL
4 215 (30.20%) Finance
5 208 (29.21%) Windows
6 189 (26.54%) Banking
7 181 (25.42%) Oracle
8 113 (15.87%) Shell Script
9 109 (15.31%) Front Office
10 107 (15.03%) Agile Software Development
11 101 (14.19%) Perl
12 93 (13.06%) Relational Database
13 86 (12.08%) Solaris
14 79 (11.10%) HTML
14 79 (11.10%) Investment Banking
15 77 (10.81%) C++
16 75 (10.53%) Derivative
17 69 (9.69%) SQL Server
17 69 (9.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 67 (9.41%) ITIL
19 64 (8.99%) Python
20 58 (8.15%) Git (software)
21 57 (8.01%) Multithreading
22 56 (7.87%) Subversion
23 55 (7.72%) RDBMS
24 54 (7.58%) Sybase
25 53 (7.44%) Cisco
26 52 (7.30%) Fixed Income
27 51 (7.16%) Middleware
27 51 (7.16%) PL/SQL

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

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 39 (5.48%) Tomcat
2 34 (4.78%) Apache
3 26 (3.65%) WebSphere
4 15 (2.11%) WebLogic
4 15 (2.11%) IIS
5 14 (1.97%) JBoss
6 11 (1.54%) SharePoint
6 11 (1.54%) TIBCO EMS
7 10 (1.40%) Elasticsearch
8 8 (1.12%) MS Exchange
8 8 (1.12%) WebSphere Application Server
9 6 (0.84%) Lync
9 6 (0.84%) MQSeries
10 5 (0.70%) nginx
10 5 (0.70%) GlassFish
11 4 (0.56%) Apache Spark
11 4 (0.56%) Oracle Coherence
11 4 (0.56%) Node.js
11 4 (0.56%) WebSphere Portal
11 4 (0.56%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 11 (1.54%) MS Excel
2 10 (1.40%) MS Office
3 5 (0.70%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.28%) MS Project
6 1 (0.14%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.14%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 10 (1.40%) ION MarketView
2 9 (1.26%) Markit EDM
2 9 (1.26%) Remedy ITSM
3 7 (0.98%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.84%) RMDS
5 3 (0.42%) BusinessWorks
5 3 (0.42%) Murex MxG2000
5 3 (0.42%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.42%) Algo Collateral
6 2 (0.28%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.28%) thinkFolio
6 2 (0.28%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.28%) FLEXCUBE
7 1 (0.14%) HiPortfolio
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.14%) Summit
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.14%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.14%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.40%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (0.84%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (0.42%) SaaS
4 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.14%) Office 365
5 1 (0.14%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.14%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (6.32%) Firewall
2 40 (5.62%) TCP/IP
3 35 (4.92%) HTTP
4 28 (3.93%) DNS
5 25 (3.51%) Internet
5 25 (3.51%) VPN
6 21 (2.95%) SAN
7 17 (2.39%) BGP
8 14 (1.97%) SNMP
8 14 (1.97%) OSPF
9 12 (1.69%) HSRP
9 12 (1.69%) DMVPN
9 12 (1.69%) PPP
9 12 (1.69%) LDAP
9 12 (1.69%) EIGRP
9 12 (1.69%) VRRP
10 11 (1.54%) LAN
11 10 (1.40%) Cisco Nexus
11 10 (1.40%) DHCP
11 10 (1.40%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (13.06%) Relational Database
2 69 (9.69%) SQL Server
3 55 (7.72%) RDBMS
4 48 (6.74%) Oracle Database
5 44 (6.18%) MySQL
6 35 (4.92%) MongoDB
7 29 (4.07%) NoSQL
8 24 (3.37%) Oracle Database 11g
9 14 (1.97%) Big Data
9 14 (1.97%) Oracle Reports
10 11 (1.54%) Oracle Database 10g
10 11 (1.54%) Redis
10 11 (1.54%) Hadoop
11 10 (1.40%) Neo4j
11 10 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
12 8 (1.12%) DB2
13 7 (0.98%) OLAP
13 7 (0.98%) Apache Cassandra
13 7 (0.98%) Oracle Exadata
14 6 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 58 (8.15%) Git (software)
2 56 (7.87%) Subversion
3 36 (5.06%) TeamCity
4 35 (4.92%) Ant
5 34 (4.78%) Maven
6 30 (4.21%) JIRA
7 27 (3.79%) JUnit
8 25 (3.51%) Jenkins
9 14 (1.97%) CruiseControl
10 13 (1.83%) Toad
11 12 (1.69%) Selenium
12 11 (1.54%) JMeter
12 11 (1.54%) Gerrit
13 9 (1.26%) Mockito
14 8 (1.12%) Mercurial
14 8 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
14 8 (1.12%) Gradle
15 6 (0.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 6 (0.84%) JProfiler
15 6 (0.84%) VisualVM
General
1 215 (30.20%) Finance
2 189 (26.54%) Banking
3 109 (15.31%) Front Office
4 79 (11.10%) Investment Banking
5 28 (3.93%) Back Office
6 24 (3.37%) Financial Institution
7 23 (3.23%) Telecoms
8 8 (1.12%) Advertising
9 4 (0.56%) Legal
9 4 (0.56%) Retail
10 2 (0.28%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.28%) Marketing
10 2 (0.28%) Publishing
10 2 (0.28%) Games
11 1 (0.14%) Billing
11 1 (0.14%) French Language
11 1 (0.14%) German Language
11 1 (0.14%) International Banking
11 1 (0.14%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 221 (31.04%) Developer
2 157 (22.05%) Analyst
3 103 (14.47%) Java Developer
4 64 (8.99%) Support Analyst
5 59 (8.29%) Applications Support
6 36 (5.06%) Architect
7 33 (4.63%) Applications Support Analyst
8 31 (4.35%) C++ Developer
9 28 (3.93%) Support Engineer
10 27 (3.79%) DevOps Engineer
11 24 (3.37%) Consultant
12 22 (3.09%) Analyst Programmer
12 22 (3.09%) Programmer
13 19 (2.67%) Java Analyst Programmer
13 19 (2.67%) Java Programmer
14 18 (2.53%) Business Analyst
15 17 (2.39%) Technical Analyst
16 16 (2.25%) Administrator
17 15 (2.11%) Senior Developer
18 14 (1.97%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (11.10%) HTML
2 51 (7.16%) Middleware
3 42 (5.90%) .NET
3 42 (5.90%) FIX Protocol
4 37 (5.20%) XML
5 36 (5.06%) CSS
6 30 (4.21%) Spring
6 30 (4.21%) JSP
7 29 (4.07%) Web Services
8 28 (3.93%) Hibernate
9 27 (3.79%) jQuery
10 25 (3.51%) J2EE
11 24 (3.37%) RESTful
12 22 (3.09%) HTML5
13 21 (2.95%) Servlets
14 20 (2.81%) REST
15 19 (2.67%) AngularJS
16 18 (2.53%) JDBC
17 17 (2.39%) Struts
18 15 (2.11%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 75 (10.53%) Derivative
2 69 (9.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 52 (7.30%) Fixed Income
4 45 (6.32%) Equities
5 44 (6.18%) Analytical Skills
6 41 (5.76%) Computer Science
7 20 (2.81%) Open Source
8 19 (2.67%) Clustering
9 16 (2.25%) Mathematics
10 13 (1.83%) SWIFT
11 12 (1.69%) Equity Derivative
11 12 (1.69%) Hedge funds
12 11 (1.54%) Management Information System
13 10 (1.40%) FlexPod
14 9 (1.26%) Client/Server
14 9 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
15 8 (1.12%) Replication
16 7 (0.98%) Grid Computing
17 6 (0.84%) Algorithms
17 6 (0.84%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 357 (50.14%) Linux
2 208 (29.21%) Windows
3 86 (12.08%) Solaris
4 29 (4.07%) Mac OS X
5 27 (3.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 25 (3.51%) AIX
7 17 (2.39%) Ubuntu
8 14 (1.97%) Debian
9 7 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (0.98%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (0.70%) SUSE
11 4 (0.56%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 4 (0.56%) Android
11 4 (0.56%) Oracle Linux
11 4 (0.56%) Windows 7
11 4 (0.56%) VMS
11 4 (0.56%) Windows 2000
12 3 (0.42%) HPUX
12 3 (0.42%) Windows XP
12 3 (0.42%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (15.03%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (9.41%) ITIL
3 57 (8.01%) Multithreading
4 50 (7.02%) Configuration Management
5 45 (6.32%) Migration
6 44 (6.18%) Change Management
7 40 (5.62%) DevOps
8 39 (5.48%) TDD
9 37 (5.20%) OO
10 35 (4.92%) Low Latency
11 31 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
12 30 (4.21%) Project Management
13 29 (4.07%) Electronic Trading
14 27 (3.79%) Risk Management
14 27 (3.79%) Web Development
15 26 (3.65%) Software Engineering
16 25 (3.51%) Data Modelling
16 25 (3.51%) Service Management
17 23 (3.23%) SOA
17 23 (3.23%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 238 (33.43%) Java
2 236 (33.15%) SQL
3 113 (15.87%) Shell Script
4 101 (14.19%) Perl
5 77 (10.81%) C++
6 64 (8.99%) Python
7 51 (7.16%) PL/SQL
8 42 (5.90%) C#
9 41 (5.76%) JavaScript
10 28 (3.93%) PHP
11 26 (3.65%) Ruby
12 23 (3.23%) C
13 21 (2.95%) Bash Shell
14 20 (2.81%) T-SQL
15 16 (2.25%) Scala
16 11 (1.54%) VB
16 11 (1.54%) Groovy
17 10 (1.40%) Korn
18 8 (1.12%) VBScript
19 7 (0.98%) VBA
Qualifications
1 46 (6.46%) Degree
2 24 (3.37%) Cisco Certification
3 18 (2.53%) CCNP
4 14 (1.97%) CISSP
5 11 (1.54%) CCIE
5 11 (1.54%) Security Cleared
6 7 (0.98%) GIAC
7 5 (0.70%) PMI Certification
7 5 (0.70%) CCSA
8 4 (0.56%) CISM
8 4 (0.56%) Network+ Certification
8 4 (0.56%) CCSE
8 4 (0.56%) GCIA
8 4 (0.56%) PMP
8 4 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (0.56%) CCSP
8 4 (0.56%) CCNA
9 3 (0.42%) CISA
9 3 (0.42%) VCP4
9 3 (0.42%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.23%) QA
2 9 (1.26%) ISO 9001
3 5 (0.70%) SLA
4 3 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.42%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.28%) COBIT
6 1 (0.14%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.14%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.14%) HL7
6 1 (0.14%) DICOM
6 1 (0.14%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.14%) PMBOK
System Software
1 32 (4.49%) Active Directory
2 27 (3.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (1.97%) Oracle RAC
3 14 (1.97%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 7 (0.98%) Oracle RMAN
5 6 (0.84%) KVM
6 5 (0.70%) NFS
6 5 (0.70%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.70%) Squid
7 4 (0.56%) RHEV
8 3 (0.42%) Docker
8 3 (0.42%) vCloud
9 2 (0.28%) Xen
9 2 (0.28%) XenApp
9 2 (0.28%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.28%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 2 (0.28%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 2 (0.28%) Apache Flume
9 2 (0.28%) Nmap
10 1 (0.14%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 35 (4.92%) Puppet
2 23 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
3 22 (3.09%) Control-M
4 18 (2.53%) Nagios
5 11 (1.54%) RANCID
6 10 (1.40%) OpenNMS
7 9 (1.26%) Tivoli
8 8 (1.12%) NetBackup
9 7 (0.98%) BMC PATROL
10 6 (0.84%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 6 (0.84%) Ansible
10 6 (0.84%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 5 (0.70%) Tivoli Identity Manager
11 5 (0.70%) Backup Exec
11 5 (0.70%) SELinux
11 5 (0.70%) Red Hat Satellite
11 5 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
11 5 (0.70%) Data Guard
12 3 (0.42%) BladeLogic
12 3 (0.42%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 181 (25.42%) Oracle
2 54 (7.58%) Sybase
3 53 (7.44%) Cisco
4 36 (5.06%) Red Hat
4 36 (5.06%) IBM
4 36 (5.06%) VMware
5 26 (3.65%) Microsoft
6 21 (2.95%) Remedy
6 21 (2.95%) NetApp
7 20 (2.81%) TIBCO
8 19 (2.67%) Bloomberg
8 19 (2.67%) BMC
9 18 (2.53%) Veritas
10 17 (2.39%) Reuters
10 17 (2.39%) HP
11 16 (2.25%) Sun
12 15 (2.11%) Murex
13 14 (1.97%) ION Trading
14 12 (1.69%) F5
14 12 (1.69%) Business Objects
City, London
I.T. Skillfinder
Rate: £260 - £270 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
City of London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + competitive
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
I.T. Skillfinder
Rate: £260 - £270 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £400 to £425 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £150 - £200 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £12 - £16 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Rate: £400 - £420 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
NFP Group Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
iKonnect
Rate: £425 - £475 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
City of London
Jumar Solutions
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 21 days ago