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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX)
Rank 581 589 533
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -56
Contract jobs citing POSIX 15 4 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.032% 0.008% 0.097%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.11% 0.031% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 20
Average daily rate £425 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £315 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £375 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.66% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 11
Average hourly rate £42.00 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 - £40.00
POSIX
UK

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
13519 12732 12319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 28.65% 27.04% 27.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 9470 8568 7886
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 248 179 254
Average hourly rate £40.00 £33.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.40% -1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £20.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.75 £46.28 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

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 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +20 7 £415 +10.66% 1
London - 4 £444 - 3
East Midlands - 3 - -
South West - 1 - -
POSIX
UK

POSIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 18 (78.26%) Linux
2 16 (69.57%) Unix
3 14 (60.87%) Solaris
4 11 (47.83%) AIX
4 11 (47.83%) Red Hat
5 8 (34.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (30.43%) iSeries
6 7 (30.43%) Multithreading
6 7 (30.43%) VMware
6 7 (30.43%) Software Engineering
6 7 (30.43%) Shell Script
6 7 (30.43%) IBM
6 7 (30.43%) Sun
7 6 (26.09%) C
7 6 (26.09%) Puppet
8 5 (21.74%) C++
9 4 (17.39%) Windows
9 4 (17.39%) ITIL
9 4 (17.39%) SAS
9 4 (17.39%) HTTP
9 4 (17.39%) Project Management
9 4 (17.39%) Pthreads
9 4 (17.39%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (17.39%) Driving Licence
10 3 (13.04%) Code Optimisation
10 3 (13.04%) iptables
10 3 (13.04%) Supermicro
10 3 (13.04%) Oracle ZFS
10 3 (13.04%) Database Security
10 3 (13.04%) iOS Development

POSIX
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 4 (17.39%) SAS
2 3 (13.04%) Oracle Application Server
2 3 (13.04%) Oracle Service Bus
3 2 (8.70%) Apache
4 1 (4.35%) nginx
4 1 (4.35%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) HTTP
2 3 (13.04%) BGP
2 3 (13.04%) DHCP
2 3 (13.04%) DNS
2 3 (13.04%) Fibre Channel
2 3 (13.04%) Firewall
2 3 (13.04%) FTP
2 3 (13.04%) IGRP
2 3 (13.04%) iSCSI
2 3 (13.04%) OSPF
2 3 (13.04%) SSH
2 3 (13.04%) SSL
2 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
2 3 (13.04%) VPN
3 2 (8.70%) SNMP
4 1 (4.35%) 3GPP
4 1 (4.35%) CDMA
4 1 (4.35%) LDAP
4 1 (4.35%) SMTP
4 1 (4.35%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) Oracle Database
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (4.35%) MySQL
3 1 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (4.35%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Subversion
1 3 (13.04%) Xcode
2 2 (8.70%) Eclipse
2 2 (8.70%) Git (software)
2 2 (8.70%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.35%) C++Builder
3 1 (4.35%) VisiBroker
General
1 3 (13.04%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.70%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) Linux Specialist
1 6 (26.09%) Unix Specialist
2 4 (17.39%) Administrator
2 4 (17.39%) Developer
2 4 (17.39%) Software Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) DBA
3 3 (13.04%) iOS Developer
3 3 (13.04%) Linux Administrator
3 3 (13.04%) Network Administrator
3 3 (13.04%) Oracle DBA
3 3 (13.04%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (8.70%) Agile Developer
4 2 (8.70%) C Developer
4 2 (8.70%) C++ Software Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Linux Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 2 (8.70%) Objective-C Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Unix Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) Pthreads
2 3 (13.04%) Cocoa
2 3 (13.04%) Cocoa Touch
2 3 (13.04%) Core Animation
2 3 (13.04%) JSON
2 3 (13.04%) RESTful
2 3 (13.04%) XML
3 2 (8.70%) SWT
4 1 (4.35%) ADO
4 1 (4.35%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 1 (4.35%) CORBA
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 1 (4.35%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) iSeries
2 4 (17.39%) Driving Licence
3 3 (13.04%) Algorithms
3 3 (13.04%) Animation
3 3 (13.04%) Cryptography
3 3 (13.04%) Data Structures
3 3 (13.04%) iPad
3 3 (13.04%) iPhone
4 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (8.70%) Physics
5 1 (4.35%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (4.35%) SCADA
5 1 (4.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 18 (78.26%) Linux
2 16 (69.57%) Unix
3 14 (60.87%) Solaris
4 11 (47.83%) AIX
5 8 (34.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (17.39%) Windows
7 3 (13.04%) Apple iOS
7 3 (13.04%) CentOS
7 3 (13.04%) Debian
7 3 (13.04%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) Multithreading
1 7 (30.43%) Software Engineering
2 4 (17.39%) ITIL
2 4 (17.39%) Project Management
3 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (13.04%) Automated Testing
3 3 (13.04%) Code Optimisation
3 3 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (13.04%) Database Security
3 3 (13.04%) iOS Development
3 3 (13.04%) Memory Management
3 3 (13.04%) MVC
3 3 (13.04%) OO
3 3 (13.04%) OOA/OOD
3 3 (13.04%) Scrum
3 3 (13.04%) TDD
3 3 (13.04%) UML
4 2 (8.70%) Database Tuning
4 2 (8.70%) Parallel Processing
4 2 (8.70%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (30.43%) Shell Script
2 6 (26.09%) C
3 5 (21.74%) C++
4 3 (13.04%) Bash Shell
4 3 (13.04%) Korn
4 3 (13.04%) Objective-C
4 3 (13.04%) Perl
4 3 (13.04%) PL/SQL
4 3 (13.04%) SQL
5 2 (8.70%) Java
6 1 (4.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) IBM Certification
1 2 (8.70%) RHCE
2 1 (4.35%) Degree
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (13.04%) iptables
1 3 (13.04%) NFS
1 3 (13.04%) Oracle RAC
1 3 (13.04%) Postfix
1 3 (13.04%) Samba
1 3 (13.04%) Sendmail
2 1 (4.35%) Ceph
2 1 (4.35%) Dovecot
2 1 (4.35%) KVM
2 1 (4.35%) Squid
2 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (26.09%) Puppet
2 4 (17.39%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (13.04%) Data Guard
3 3 (13.04%) Oracle RMAN
3 3 (13.04%) Oracle ZFS
3 3 (13.04%) systemd
4 2 (8.70%) Nagios
5 1 (4.35%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (4.35%) Cacti
5 1 (4.35%) CFEngine
5 1 (4.35%) HAProxy
5 1 (4.35%) RANCID
Vendors
1 11 (47.83%) Red Hat
2 7 (30.43%) IBM
2 7 (30.43%) Sun
2 7 (30.43%) VMware
3 3 (13.04%) Apple
3 3 (13.04%) Oracle
3 3 (13.04%) Supermicro
4 2 (8.70%) Atlassian
4 2 (8.70%) CA
4 2 (8.70%) Cisco
5 1 (4.35%) BMC
5 1 (4.35%) Borland
5 1 (4.35%) Dialogic
5 1 (4.35%) HP
5 1 (4.35%) Tieto