The first table below looks at the demand for UNIX skills in IT contracts advertised for the Coventry region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited UNIX over the 3 months to 18 April 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 Coventry 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 28 31 29
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -2
Contract jobs citing UNIX 12 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 3.68% 0.88% 2.34%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.00% 5.13% 12.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 4
Average daily rate £400 £250 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -32.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £190 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £310 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £30.45 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-9.67% -6.32%
Operating Systems Category
Coventry
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
60 39 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 18.40% 17.18% 19.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 17 21
Average daily rate £325 £175 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+85.71% -30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £95 £94
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £375 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 9
Average hourly rate £11.38 £11.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.40% -29.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £39.77 £28.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
UNIX
West Midlands

UNIX
Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing UNIX across the Coventry region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

UNIX Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

UNIX
Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing UNIX across the Coventry region.

UNIX Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

UNIX
Daily Rate Histogram in Coventry

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UNIX across the Coventry region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

UNIX Daily Rate Histogram in Coventry

UNIX
Hourly Rate Trend in Coventry

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing UNIX across the Coventry region.

UNIX Hourly Rate Trend in Coventry

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Coventry 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 15 (57.69%) Teradata
2 12 (46.15%) SQL
2 12 (46.15%) VB
2 12 (46.15%) .NET
2 12 (46.15%) ASP.NET
2 12 (46.15%) Cognos
2 12 (46.15%) Data Modelling
2 12 (46.15%) Data Transformation
3 11 (42.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (42.31%) Cognos Powerplay
3 11 (42.31%) Banking
3 11 (42.31%) ReportNet
3 11 (42.31%) DTS
4 10 (38.46%) Linux
5 8 (30.77%) Finance
6 7 (26.92%) Retail
6 7 (26.92%) SQL Server
7 6 (23.08%) SAS
7 6 (23.08%) Retail Banking
7 6 (23.08%) Ab Initio
7 6 (23.08%) Mainframe
8 5 (19.23%) Windows
8 5 (19.23%) Analytics
9 4 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (11.54%) Financial Institution
10 3 (11.54%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (7.69%) COBIT
11 2 (7.69%) QA
11 2 (7.69%) Selenium

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Coventry 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 6 (23.08%) SAS
2 2 (7.69%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.85%) IIS
3 1 (3.85%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (42.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 11 (42.31%) Cognos Powerplay
1 11 (42.31%) ReportNet
1 11 (42.31%) DTS
2 7 (26.92%) SQL Server
3 4 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (11.54%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Selenium
1 2 (7.69%) WebDriver
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 11 (42.31%) Banking
2 8 (30.77%) Finance
3 7 (26.92%) Retail
4 6 (23.08%) Retail Banking
5 3 (11.54%) Financial Institution
6 1 (3.85%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (38.46%) Developer
2 6 (23.08%) Analyst
3 5 (19.23%) Administrator
3 5 (19.23%) Analyst Developer
3 5 (19.23%) SAS Administrator
4 3 (11.54%) Architect
5 2 (7.69%) Information Risk Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Teradata Developer
5 2 (7.69%) SQL Developer
5 2 (7.69%) QA Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Risk Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Information Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Data Architect
5 2 (7.69%) Applications Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Applications Support
6 1 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Messaging Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (46.15%) .NET
1 12 (46.15%) ASP.NET
2 2 (7.69%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 2 (7.69%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (3.85%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) Mainframe
2 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (38.46%) Linux
2 5 (19.23%) Windows
3 2 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.85%) zOS
4 1 (3.85%) AIX
4 1 (3.85%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (46.15%) Data Modelling
1 12 (46.15%) Data Transformation
2 5 (19.23%) Analytics
3 2 (7.69%) Performance Testing
3 2 (7.69%) Security Testing
3 2 (7.69%) Validation
3 2 (7.69%) Risk Management
3 2 (7.69%) Scrum
3 2 (7.69%) Project Management
3 2 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (3.85%) ITIL
4 1 (3.85%) Migration
4 1 (3.85%) Performance Management
4 1 (3.85%) Data Migration
4 1 (3.85%) Problem Management
4 1 (3.85%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (46.15%) SQL
1 12 (46.15%) VB
2 1 (3.85%) Shell Script
2 1 (3.85%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) ISTQB
1 2 (7.69%) ISEB
2 1 (3.85%) CISA
2 1 (3.85%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) COBIT
1 2 (7.69%) QA
1 2 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 15 (57.69%) Teradata
2 12 (46.15%) Cognos
3 6 (23.08%) Ab Initio
4 2 (7.69%) SAP
4 2 (7.69%) IBM
4 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
4 2 (7.69%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.85%) Oracle
5 1 (3.85%) Remedy