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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Portable Operating System Interface for UNIX (POSIX)
Rank 562 528 560
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +32
Contract jobs citing POSIX 26 30 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.050% 0.063% 0.026%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.18% 0.21% 0.095%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 6 9
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£375 £318 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.11% -15.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £318 £375
% change year-on-year
+18.11% -15.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 10 0
Average hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 -
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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
14258 13964 14703
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.32% 29.38% 27.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 9377 9158 8924
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £550 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 167 246 347
Average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.69 £16.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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 18 September 2014. 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 West -34 1 - -
East of England - - - - 2
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POSIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 47 (100.00%) Linux
2 45 (95.74%) C
3 41 (87.23%) ClearCase
4 40 (85.11%) Software Engineering
5 39 (82.98%) DTV
6 29 (61.70%) STB
7 28 (59.57%) UML
7 28 (59.57%) Software Architecture
8 27 (57.45%) DVB
9 16 (34.04%) Telecoms
10 8 (17.02%) Embedded C
11 5 (10.64%) C++
11 5 (10.64%) Embedded Systems
12 4 (8.51%) Multithreading
13 3 (6.38%) Degree
13 3 (6.38%) UNIX
13 3 (6.38%) Middleware
14 2 (4.26%) Configuration Management
14 2 (4.26%) TCP/IP
14 2 (4.26%) SQL
14 2 (4.26%) Oracle
14 2 (4.26%) Agile Software Development
14 2 (4.26%) Bash Shell
15 1 (2.13%) Node.js
15 1 (2.13%) Change Control
15 1 (2.13%) Redis
15 1 (2.13%) Oracle Retail
15 1 (2.13%) Ruby
15 1 (2.13%) Ubuntu
15 1 (2.13%) Embedded Linux

POSIX
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 1 (2.13%) Apache
1 1 (2.13%) Tomcat
1 1 (2.13%) nginx
1 1 (2.13%) Node.js
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.13%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (2.13%) Amazon S3
1 1 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.13%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 27 (57.45%) DVB
2 2 (4.26%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.13%) DNS
3 1 (2.13%) SSL
3 1 (2.13%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (2.13%) UPnP
3 1 (2.13%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.13%) MySQL
1 1 (2.13%) RDBMS
1 1 (2.13%) SimpleDB
1 1 (2.13%) MongoDB
1 1 (2.13%) NoSQL
1 1 (2.13%) Redis
1 1 (2.13%) Couchbase
1 1 (2.13%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (2.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 41 (87.23%) ClearCase
2 1 (2.13%) Eclipse
General
1 16 (34.04%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 32 (68.09%) Software Engineer
2 17 (36.17%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 11 (23.40%) Developer
4 10 (21.28%) Software Developer
5 9 (19.15%) Embedded Software Developer
6 2 (4.26%) Embedded C Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Middleware Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) C Software Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Embedded C Software Engineer
7 1 (2.13%) C++ Software Engineer
7 1 (2.13%) Systems Engineer
7 1 (2.13%) Java Developer
7 1 (2.13%) Oracle Developer
7 1 (2.13%) Java Software Developer
7 1 (2.13%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
7 1 (2.13%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
7 1 (2.13%) Embedded C++ Engineer
7 1 (2.13%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
7 1 (2.13%) Cloud Software Engineer
7 1 (2.13%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.38%) Middleware
2 1 (2.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 39 (82.98%) DTV
2 29 (61.70%) STB
3 5 (10.64%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (2.13%) User Experience
4 1 (2.13%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.13%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 47 (100.00%) Linux
2 3 (6.38%) UNIX
3 1 (2.13%) Windows
3 1 (2.13%) Solaris
3 1 (2.13%) Ubuntu
3 1 (2.13%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (85.11%) Software Engineering
2 28 (59.57%) UML
2 28 (59.57%) Software Architecture
3 4 (8.51%) Multithreading
4 2 (4.26%) Configuration Management
4 2 (4.26%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (2.13%) TDD
5 1 (2.13%) Network Design
5 1 (2.13%) Load Balancing
5 1 (2.13%) Release Management
5 1 (2.13%) Security Testing
5 1 (2.13%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (2.13%) Kanban
5 1 (2.13%) Test Automation
5 1 (2.13%) Change Control
5 1 (2.13%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 45 (95.74%) C
2 8 (17.02%) Embedded C
3 5 (10.64%) C++
4 2 (4.26%) SQL
4 2 (4.26%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.13%) Python
5 1 (2.13%) Java
5 1 (2.13%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.13%) PHP
5 1 (2.13%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.13%) Embedded C++
5 1 (2.13%) Uniface
5 1 (2.13%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (6.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.13%) NDS
Systems Management
1 1 (2.13%) Puppet
1 1 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.13%) HAProxy
1 1 (2.13%) Salt
Vendors
1 2 (4.26%) Oracle
2 1 (2.13%) JDA
2 1 (2.13%) Retek
2 1 (2.13%) Red Hat