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 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unix
London / City of London
Rank 34 26 24
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -2
Contract jobs citing Unix 153 208 324
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 5.16% 6.51% 6.25%
As % of the Operating Systems category 23.87% 30.14% 27.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 161 258
Median daily rate £550 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £17.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £25.83 £39.75
% change year-on-year
+52.95% -35.03%

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
641 690 1170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 21.63% 21.58% 22.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 535 517 901
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £602 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 17 38
Median hourly rate £14.00 £19.50 £17.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.20% +9.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.15 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £129.03 £30.00 £105.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-8.82% +6.25%

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 24 February 2017.

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 24 February 2017, 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.

1 179 (51.88%) Linux
2 160 (46.38%) Finance
3 121 (35.07%) Java
4 109 (31.59%) Banking
5 106 (30.72%) SQL
6 100 (28.99%) Agile Software Development
7 95 (27.54%) Windows
8 86 (24.93%) Oracle
9 68 (19.71%) Python
10 62 (17.97%) Puppet
11 55 (15.94%) DevOps
12 52 (15.07%) Perl
12 52 (15.07%) Shell Script
13 44 (12.75%) Front Office
14 43 (12.46%) Low Latency
15 41 (11.88%) Data Centre
15 41 (11.88%) Investment Banking
16 37 (10.72%) Migration
16 37 (10.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 35 (10.14%) Firewall
17 35 (10.14%) Equities
18 34 (9.86%) TDD
18 34 (9.86%) JIRA
18 34 (9.86%) Configuration Management
18 34 (9.86%) High Availability
19 33 (9.57%) Multithreading
19 33 (9.57%) SQL Server
20 32 (9.28%) Degree
20 32 (9.28%) VMware
20 32 (9.28%) Bash Shell

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 18 (5.22%) Tomcat
2 17 (4.93%) WebSphere
3 13 (3.77%) Confluence
4 12 (3.48%) Apache Spark
5 11 (3.19%) Oracle Coherence
5 11 (3.19%) WebLogic
6 10 (2.90%) Apache
7 6 (1.74%) IIS
7 6 (1.74%) Mule
7 6 (1.74%) OpenStack
8 5 (1.45%) JBoss
9 4 (1.16%) Apache Pig
9 4 (1.16%) SAS
9 4 (1.16%) SharePoint
10 3 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (0.87%) Jupyter
10 3 (0.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.58%) Skype for Business
11 2 (0.58%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (1.45%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.58%) SPSS
3 1 (0.29%) FrameMaker
3 1 (0.29%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.58%) RMDS
1 2 (0.58%) Summit
2 1 (0.29%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
2 1 (0.29%) Orchestrade
2 1 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.29%) Sophis RISQUE
Cloud Services
1 24 (6.96%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (2.90%) GitHub
3 8 (2.32%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (1.74%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (1.16%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.58%) Office 365
6 2 (0.58%) PaaS
7 1 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.29%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.29%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (0.29%) Amazon Kinesis
7 1 (0.29%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.29%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.29%) Google Compute Engine
7 1 (0.29%) IaaS
7 1 (0.29%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.29%) Route 53
7 1 (0.29%) Trello
7 1 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 35 (10.14%) Firewall
2 20 (5.80%) TCP/IP
3 19 (5.51%) SAN
4 15 (4.35%) HTTP
4 15 (4.35%) Network Security
5 14 (4.06%) DNS
6 9 (2.61%) SSL
7 8 (2.32%) DHCP
7 8 (2.32%) Kerberos
8 7 (2.03%) Internet
8 7 (2.03%) LDAP
9 6 (1.74%) Intrusion Detection
10 5 (1.45%) LAN
11 4 (1.16%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 4 (1.16%) WAN
12 3 (0.87%) Intranet
12 3 (0.87%) IPsec
12 3 (0.87%) Multicast
12 3 (0.87%) Spanning Tree
12 3 (0.87%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (9.57%) SQL Server
2 18 (5.22%) Oracle Database
2 18 (5.22%) Relational Database
3 14 (4.06%) Hadoop
4 13 (3.77%) Apache Cassandra
4 13 (3.77%) Big Data
5 12 (3.48%) Data Warehouse
5 12 (3.48%) MySQL
6 11 (3.19%) MongoDB
6 11 (3.19%) Oracle Database 11g
7 10 (2.90%) Neo4j
8 9 (2.61%) NoSQL
9 7 (2.03%) BusinessObjects
9 7 (2.03%) RDBMS
10 6 (1.74%) DB2
10 6 (1.74%) KDB
11 5 (1.45%) Apache Hive
11 5 (1.45%) HBase
11 5 (1.45%) Oracle Database 12c
12 4 (1.16%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 34 (9.86%) JIRA
2 29 (8.41%) Git (software)
2 29 (8.41%) Jenkins
3 18 (5.22%) JUnit
4 17 (4.93%) Maven
4 17 (4.93%) Subversion
5 16 (4.64%) Cucumber
6 15 (4.35%) Selenium
7 14 (4.06%) Mockito
8 10 (2.90%) EasyMock
9 6 (1.74%) Eclipse
9 6 (1.74%) HP UFT
10 5 (1.45%) IntelliJ
11 4 (1.16%) Sonatype Nexus
11 4 (1.16%) TeamCity
11 4 (1.16%) WebDriver
12 3 (0.87%) Android Studio
12 3 (0.87%) Grunt
12 3 (0.87%) Oracle APEX
12 3 (0.87%) SonarQube
General
1 160 (46.38%) Finance
2 109 (31.59%) Banking
3 44 (12.75%) Front Office
4 41 (11.88%) Investment Banking
5 27 (7.83%) Financial Institution
6 11 (3.19%) Retail
7 8 (2.32%) Back Office
8 7 (2.03%) Legal
9 5 (1.45%) Prime Brokerage
9 5 (1.45%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.87%) Advertising
10 3 (0.87%) Marketing
11 2 (0.58%) Billing
12 1 (0.29%) Games
12 1 (0.29%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 111 (32.17%) Developer
2 59 (17.10%) Java Developer
3 38 (11.01%) DevOps Engineer
4 34 (9.86%) Analyst
5 30 (8.70%) Senior Developer
6 28 (8.12%) Architect
7 26 (7.54%) Senior Java Developer
8 25 (7.25%) Administrator
9 23 (6.67%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 23 (6.67%) Unix Engineer
10 17 (4.93%) Java Engineer
10 17 (4.93%) Linux Engineer
11 14 (4.06%) C++ Developer
11 14 (4.06%) Systems Administrator
12 13 (3.77%) Unix Systems Administrator
13 12 (3.48%) Consultant
14 10 (2.90%) Applications Support
14 10 (2.90%) Data Architect
14 10 (2.90%) Support Analyst
14 10 (2.90%) Unix Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (8.99%) HTML
2 29 (8.41%) Hibernate
2 29 (8.41%) Middleware
2 29 (8.41%) Spring
2 29 (8.41%) XML
3 23 (6.67%) J2EE
3 23 (6.67%) REST
4 20 (5.80%) SOAP
5 17 (4.93%) Web Services
6 16 (4.64%) .NET
7 14 (4.06%) JSON
8 13 (3.77%) JMS
8 13 (3.77%) JSP
9 12 (3.48%) CSS
9 12 (3.48%) FIX Protocol
10 11 (3.19%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 11 (3.19%) Dropwizard
11 10 (2.90%) AngularJS
11 10 (2.90%) STL
11 10 (2.90%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 41 (11.88%) Data Centre
2 37 (10.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 35 (10.14%) Equities
4 29 (8.41%) Analytical Skills
5 21 (6.09%) Fintech
5 21 (6.09%) Fixed Income
6 19 (5.51%) Derivative
7 15 (4.35%) Algorithms
7 15 (4.35%) Computer Science
8 14 (4.06%) Management Information System
9 12 (3.48%) Clustering
10 10 (2.90%) Hedge funds
11 9 (2.61%) Client/Server
11 9 (2.61%) Data Structures
12 8 (2.32%) Linux Command Line
13 7 (2.03%) Equity Derivative
14 6 (1.74%) Credit Risk
14 6 (1.74%) Security Operations Centre
15 5 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
15 5 (1.45%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 179 (51.88%) Linux
2 95 (27.54%) Windows
3 31 (8.99%) Windows Server
4 25 (7.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 17 (4.93%) Solaris
6 9 (2.61%) Mac OS X
7 8 (2.32%) AIX
8 7 (2.03%) SUSE
9 4 (1.16%) Android
9 4 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.87%) Mac OS
10 3 (0.87%) Oracle Linux
10 3 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.58%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.58%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.29%) CentOS
12 1 (0.29%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (28.99%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (15.94%) DevOps
3 43 (12.46%) Low Latency
4 37 (10.72%) Migration
5 34 (9.86%) Configuration Management
5 34 (9.86%) High Availability
5 34 (9.86%) TDD
6 33 (9.57%) Multithreading
7 31 (8.99%) Continuous Integration
8 27 (7.83%) OO
9 25 (7.25%) Electronic Trading
9 25 (7.25%) Software Engineering
10 21 (6.09%) BDD
10 21 (6.09%) Open Source
10 21 (6.09%) Project Management
10 21 (6.09%) Risk Management
11 20 (5.80%) Scrum
12 19 (5.51%) Data Modelling
13 17 (4.93%) ITIL
14 16 (4.64%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 121 (35.07%) Java
2 106 (30.72%) SQL
3 68 (19.71%) Python
4 52 (15.07%) Perl
4 52 (15.07%) Shell Script
5 32 (9.28%) Bash Shell
6 30 (8.70%) JavaScript
7 29 (8.41%) C++
8 23 (6.67%) Ruby
9 22 (6.38%) PL/SQL
10 12 (3.48%) Scala
11 8 (2.32%) PHP
11 8 (2.32%) PowerShell
12 7 (2.03%) C#
12 7 (2.03%) Korn
13 5 (1.45%) C
13 5 (1.45%) Go
14 4 (1.16%) R
15 3 (0.87%) BeanShell
15 3 (0.87%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 32 (9.28%) Degree
2 12 (3.48%) CISSP
3 7 (2.03%) CISM
4 6 (1.74%) CNA
4 6 (1.74%) GCIA
4 6 (1.74%) GCIH
4 6 (1.74%) GIAC
4 6 (1.74%) Network+ Certification
4 6 (1.74%) Novell Certification
4 6 (1.74%) SANS
5 5 (1.45%) Security Cleared
6 4 (1.16%) RHCA
6 4 (1.16%) RHCE
6 4 (1.16%) SC Cleared
7 3 (0.87%) CCIE
7 3 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.58%) OCPJP
8 2 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.29%) CHECK Team Leader
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.06%) QA
2 9 (2.61%) PCI DSS
3 7 (2.03%) MiFID
4 6 (1.74%) Data Quality
5 4 (1.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.87%) COBIT
6 3 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.87%) SEPA
7 2 (0.58%) SLA
8 1 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.29%) IFRS
8 1 (0.29%) IFRS 9
8 1 (0.29%) ISAE 3402
8 1 (0.29%) WCAG
System Software
1 22 (6.38%) Active Directory
2 16 (4.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (3.19%) Docker
3 11 (3.19%) Oracle RAC
4 7 (2.03%) GlusterFS
5 6 (1.74%) GFS2
5 6 (1.74%) OCFS2
6 5 (1.45%) HDFS
6 5 (1.45%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.87%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.87%) Shibboleth
7 3 (0.87%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 3 (0.87%) VMware ESX
7 3 (0.87%) VMware Server
8 2 (0.58%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.58%) vSphere
9 1 (0.29%) Ceph
9 1 (0.29%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.29%) GPFS
9 1 (0.29%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 62 (17.97%) Puppet
2 25 (7.25%) Ansible
3 24 (6.96%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (2.32%) Control-M
4 8 (2.32%) Nagios
5 7 (2.03%) SCCM
6 6 (1.74%) CFEngine
6 6 (1.74%) Data Guard
6 6 (1.74%) Failover Clustering
6 6 (1.74%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 6 (1.74%) Red Hat Satellite
6 6 (1.74%) SELinux
7 5 (1.45%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (1.45%) NetBackup
8 4 (1.16%) Grafana
8 4 (1.16%) Jamf Pro
8 4 (1.16%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 4 (1.16%) Oracle RMAN
8 4 (1.16%) Tivoli
9 3 (0.87%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 86 (24.93%) Oracle
2 32 (9.28%) VMware
3 27 (7.83%) Red Hat
4 22 (6.38%) Sybase
5 18 (5.22%) Atlassian
6 17 (4.93%) Cisco
7 16 (4.64%) IBM
7 16 (4.64%) Microsoft
8 14 (4.06%) HP
9 10 (2.90%) Citrix
9 10 (2.90%) Veritas
10 9 (2.61%) Sun
11 8 (2.32%) WorldPay
12 7 (2.03%) Bloomberg
12 7 (2.03%) Splunk
12 7 (2.03%) TIBCO
13 6 (1.74%) Juniper
13 6 (1.74%) Murex
13 6 (1.74%) Reuters
14 5 (1.45%) SAP
City of London
TDA Group
Rate: £260 - £280 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Rate: £500 to £550 p/day
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £1 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Exclusive Recruitment
Rate: Unspecified Generous Daily Rate - Negotiable - DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £450 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £500 - £600 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Premier IT
Rate: £250 - £275 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £175 - £200 per day + None
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
JM
Rate: £450 - £480 per day
Posted: 4 days ago