The table below looks at the statistics for POSIX skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited POSIX over the 3 months to 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Portable Operating System Interface for UNIX (POSIX)
Rank 558 506 508
Rank change year-on-year
-52 +2
Contract jobs citing POSIX 6 40 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.013% 0.087% 0.015%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.046% 0.32% 0.054%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 19 2
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £312 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £402 £437
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £385
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 12 4
Average hourly rate - £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 £40.00
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
12904 12450 11108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.09% 27.22% 27.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 8595 7881 7098
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 245 287
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £17.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.25 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

POSIX
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing POSIX across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

POSIX Jobs Demand Trend in England

POSIX
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

POSIX Daily Rate Trend in England

POSIX
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

POSIX Hourly Rate Trend in England

POSIX
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing POSIX within the England region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East -57 4 £375 +7.14% 2
London -19 1 - - 3
South West - - - -
East of England - - - -
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POSIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing POSIX 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 POSIX.

1 13 (100.00%) Linux
2 10 (76.92%) C
3 6 (46.15%) UNIX
4 5 (38.46%) C++
4 5 (38.46%) UML
4 5 (38.46%) Python
4 5 (38.46%) ClearCase
4 5 (38.46%) DTV
4 5 (38.46%) DVB
4 5 (38.46%) STB
4 5 (38.46%) Software Engineering
4 5 (38.46%) Ruby
4 5 (38.46%) Software Architecture
5 3 (23.08%) Embedded C
5 3 (23.08%) Test Automation
5 3 (23.08%) Bash Shell
6 2 (15.38%) DevOps
6 2 (15.38%) Salt
6 2 (15.38%) Puppet
6 2 (15.38%) MongoDB
6 2 (15.38%) NoSQL
6 2 (15.38%) Redis
6 2 (15.38%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (15.38%) Route 53
6 2 (15.38%) Couchbase
6 2 (15.38%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (15.38%) User Stories
6 2 (15.38%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (15.38%) HAProxy
6 2 (15.38%) Relational Database

POSIX
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing POSIX 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 POSIX. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (15.38%) Apache
1 2 (15.38%) Tomcat
1 2 (15.38%) nginx
2 1 (7.69%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (15.38%) Amazon S3
1 2 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (15.38%) Route 53
2 1 (7.69%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) DVB
2 2 (15.38%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
3 1 (7.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) MySQL
1 2 (15.38%) RDBMS
1 2 (15.38%) SimpleDB
1 2 (15.38%) MongoDB
1 2 (15.38%) NoSQL
1 2 (15.38%) Redis
1 2 (15.38%) Couchbase
1 2 (15.38%) Amazon RDS
1 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (38.46%) ClearCase
2 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
3 1 (7.69%) GNU Toolchain
3 1 (7.69%) BitKeeper
3 1 (7.69%) Eclipse
3 1 (7.69%) JIRA
General
1 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Software Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Linux Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Software Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Linux Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) Java Software Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Middleware Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Cloud Software Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Cloud Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Java Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Python Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Embedded Software Developer
4 1 (7.69%) C Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) Web Services
2 1 (7.69%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) DTV
1 5 (38.46%) STB
2 2 (15.38%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (7.69%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) Linux
2 6 (46.15%) UNIX
3 2 (15.38%) Debian
3 2 (15.38%) Ubuntu
4 1 (7.69%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (7.69%) Windows
4 1 (7.69%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) UML
1 5 (38.46%) Software Engineering
1 5 (38.46%) Software Architecture
2 3 (23.08%) Test Automation
3 2 (15.38%) Network Design
3 2 (15.38%) User Stories
3 2 (15.38%) Security Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (15.38%) Multithreading
3 2 (15.38%) Kanban
3 2 (15.38%) TDD
3 2 (15.38%) Configuration Management
3 2 (15.38%) DevOps
4 1 (7.69%) Service Management
4 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.69%) Data Management
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Test Scripting
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (76.92%) C
2 5 (38.46%) C++
2 5 (38.46%) Python
2 5 (38.46%) Ruby
3 3 (23.08%) Bash Shell
3 3 (23.08%) Embedded C
4 2 (15.38%) Shell Script
4 2 (15.38%) Perl
4 2 (15.38%) Lua
5 1 (7.69%) sed
5 1 (7.69%) PHP
5 1 (7.69%) Java
5 1 (7.69%) AWK
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
1 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) Degree
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) Puppet
1 2 (15.38%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (15.38%) HAProxy
1 2 (15.38%) Salt
2 1 (7.69%) Ansible
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle
1 2 (15.38%) Red Hat
2 1 (7.69%) hybris