The table below looks at the statistics for UNIX 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 UNIX over the 3 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 31 34 31
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -3
Contract jobs citing UNIX 2547 2426 2299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 5.18% 5.06% 5.42%
As % of the Operating Systems category 23.22% 22.54% 24.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1517 1464 1371
Average daily rate
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£425 £415 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% -2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £273 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £358 £354
% change year-on-year
+8.24% +1.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 56 70
Average hourly rate £28.00 £30.75 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.94% +11.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.30 £22.25 £15.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.60 £48.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £30.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+5.69% +2.50%
UNIX
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Operating Systems Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
10969 10762 9218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.30% 22.43% 21.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 6423 6209 5025
Average daily rate £365 £350 £364
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -3.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £165 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 910 981 950
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.85 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.10% -9.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -3.12%

UNIX
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

UNIX Jobs Demand Trend in England

UNIX
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

UNIX Daily Rate Trend in England

UNIX
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UNIX across the England region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

UNIX Daily Rate Histogram in England

UNIX
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

UNIX Hourly Rate Trend in England

UNIX
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UNIX across the England region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

UNIX Hourly Rate Histogram in England

UNIX
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 UNIX within the England region over the 3 months to 22 May 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
London 0 1223 £475 +5.55% 335
South East 0 509 £375 - 153
North West +7 203 £475 +26.66% 42
Yorkshire +17 170 £375 +15.38% 20
East of England +7 146 £350 - 42
East Midlands +30 117 £400 +3.89% 29
South West -6 76 £425 +13.33% 35
West Midlands -21 76 £339 -0.07% 26
North East -30 23 £367 +34.51% 7
Midlands +6 9 £344 +25.00% 6
South Coast - 1 - -
UNIX
UK

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 2663 (51.61%) Linux
2 1680 (32.56%) SQL
3 1660 (32.17%) Oracle
4 1560 (30.23%) Java
5 1370 (26.55%) Windows
6 1107 (21.45%) Finance
7 893 (17.31%) Agile Software Development
8 800 (15.50%) Shell Script
9 769 (14.90%) Banking
10 747 (14.48%) Perl
11 664 (12.87%) Python
12 628 (12.17%) Security Cleared
13 622 (12.05%) Solaris
14 593 (11.49%) HTML
15 556 (10.78%) Configuration Management
16 548 (10.62%) Oracle Database
17 546 (10.58%) JavaScript
18 545 (10.56%) Relational Database
19 498 (9.65%) Red Hat
20 495 (9.59%) C++
21 488 (9.46%) PL/SQL
22 486 (9.42%) ITIL
23 473 (9.17%) XML
24 455 (8.82%) Microsoft
25 433 (8.39%) Analytical Skills
26 424 (8.22%) SC Cleared
27 423 (8.20%) VMware
27 423 (8.20%) Subversion
28 417 (8.08%) SQL Server
29 409 (7.93%) IBM

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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
1 352 (6.82%) WebSphere
2 315 (6.10%) Apache
3 311 (6.03%) Tomcat
4 305 (5.91%) WebLogic
5 190 (3.68%) JBoss
6 147 (2.85%) IIS
7 118 (2.29%) WebSphere Application Server
8 106 (2.05%) Node.js
9 104 (2.02%) SAS
10 78 (1.51%) MS Exchange
11 75 (1.45%) SharePoint
12 44 (0.85%) nginx
13 43 (0.83%) Confluence
13 43 (0.83%) MQSeries
14 41 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
15 37 (0.72%) IBM HTTP Server
16 36 (0.70%) Apache Solr
17 31 (0.60%) CMS
18 30 (0.58%) GlassFish
18 30 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 247 (4.79%) MS Excel
2 109 (2.11%) MS Office
3 67 (1.30%) MS Visio
4 51 (0.99%) MS PowerPoint
5 17 (0.33%) MS Project
6 14 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
7 13 (0.25%) PaintShop Pro
8 10 (0.19%) SOLIDWORKS
9 7 (0.14%) Doxygen
10 5 (0.097%) InfoPath
10 5 (0.097%) Acrobat
11 2 (0.039%) HipChat
11 2 (0.039%) PTC Creo
11 2 (0.039%) Photoshop
11 2 (0.039%) AutoCAD
11 2 (0.039%) SPSS
11 2 (0.039%) Fireworks
12 1 (0.019%) Weka
12 1 (0.019%) FastStats
12 1 (0.019%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 82 (1.59%) Oracle EBS
2 58 (1.12%) Oracle EBS R12
3 50 (0.97%) Oracle Applications
4 28 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
5 26 (0.50%) Summit
6 24 (0.47%) Oracle General Ledger
7 23 (0.45%) BusinessWorks
8 20 (0.39%) Oracle Payables
9 19 (0.37%) Oracle Financials
10 18 (0.35%) Oracle Receivables
10 18 (0.35%) RMDS
10 18 (0.35%) ION MarketView
11 13 (0.25%) Maximo
12 12 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
13 11 (0.21%) Markit EDM
13 11 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
13 11 (0.21%) Global One
13 11 (0.21%) Oracle 11i
14 10 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
15 8 (0.16%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 208 (4.03%) Amazon AWS
2 75 (1.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 48 (0.93%) PaaS
4 46 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
5 42 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
6 41 (0.79%) SaaS
7 29 (0.56%) IaaS
8 25 (0.48%) Amazon S3
9 24 (0.47%) Heroku
10 16 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
11 15 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 12 (0.23%) Office 365
13 11 (0.21%) GitHub
14 7 (0.14%) Route 53
14 7 (0.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 4 (0.078%) HP Helion
15 4 (0.078%) Google Cloud Platform
15 4 (0.078%) OpenShift
15 4 (0.078%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 3 (0.058%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 347 (6.72%) SAN
2 335 (6.49%) TCP/IP
3 326 (6.32%) Firewall
4 260 (5.04%) HTTP
5 239 (4.63%) DNS
6 197 (3.82%) LDAP
7 174 (3.37%) Internet
8 150 (2.91%) WAN
9 132 (2.56%) SSL
10 129 (2.50%) LAN
11 121 (2.34%) NAS
12 93 (1.80%) VPN
13 77 (1.49%) Network Security
14 71 (1.38%) BGP
15 65 (1.26%) DHCP
16 62 (1.20%) OSPF
17 47 (0.91%) Fibre Channel
18 43 (0.83%) Ethernet
18 43 (0.83%) FTP
19 41 (0.79%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 548 (10.62%) Oracle Database
2 545 (10.56%) Relational Database
3 417 (8.08%) SQL Server
4 271 (5.25%) MySQL
5 236 (4.57%) Oracle Database 11g
6 212 (4.11%) Data Warehouse
7 208 (4.03%) DB2
7 208 (4.03%) RDBMS
8 165 (3.20%) MongoDB
9 139 (2.69%) Oracle Reports
10 103 (2.00%) Oracle Database 10g
11 92 (1.78%) Hadoop
12 86 (1.67%) Big Data
13 82 (1.59%) NoSQL
14 78 (1.51%) PostgreSQL
15 68 (1.32%) OLTP
16 62 (1.20%) SAS Data Integration Studio
17 57 (1.10%) Neo4j
18 50 (0.97%) Oracle Database 12c
19 45 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 423 (8.20%) Subversion
2 348 (6.74%) Git (software)
3 242 (4.69%) Jenkins
4 211 (4.09%) Maven
5 196 (3.80%) Ant
6 188 (3.64%) JIRA
7 118 (2.29%) ClearCase
8 105 (2.03%) Eclipse
9 89 (1.72%) JUnit
10 79 (1.53%) Oracle Forms
11 64 (1.24%) Selenium
12 61 (1.18%) Cucumber
13 59 (1.14%) GoogleTest
13 59 (1.14%) TeamCity
14 57 (1.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 54 (1.05%) Toad
16 50 (0.97%) NUnit
17 48 (0.93%) CppUnit
18 42 (0.81%) Hudson
19 38 (0.74%) LoadRunner
General
1 1107 (21.45%) Finance
2 769 (14.90%) Banking
3 349 (6.76%) Investment Banking
4 302 (5.85%) Front Office
5 224 (4.34%) Telecoms
6 136 (2.64%) Retail
7 85 (1.65%) Financial Institution
8 84 (1.63%) Marketing
9 67 (1.30%) Back Office
10 55 (1.07%) Manufacturing
11 42 (0.81%) Billing
12 39 (0.76%) Legal
13 28 (0.54%) Games
14 20 (0.39%) Publishing
14 20 (0.39%) General Ledger
15 18 (0.35%) Electronics
16 17 (0.33%) Advertising
17 13 (0.25%) Spanish Language
17 13 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
18 11 (0.21%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1529 (29.63%) Developer
2 714 (13.84%) Analyst
3 443 (8.59%) Architect
4 434 (8.41%) Java Developer
5 335 (6.49%) Administrator
6 257 (4.98%) Consultant
7 253 (4.90%) Support Analyst
8 213 (4.13%) Applications Support
9 199 (3.86%) C++ Developer
10 181 (3.51%) Systems Administrator
11 164 (3.18%) Technical Architect
12 146 (2.83%) DevOps Engineer
13 144 (2.79%) Senior Developer
14 140 (2.71%) Test Analyst
15 138 (2.67%) DBA
16 122 (2.36%) Oracle Developer
17 118 (2.29%) UNIX Administrator
18 103 (2.00%) Linux Engineer
19 97 (1.88%) Project Manager
19 97 (1.88%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 593 (11.49%) HTML
2 473 (9.17%) XML
3 345 (6.69%) J2EE
4 335 (6.49%) Web Services
5 321 (6.22%) .NET
6 304 (5.89%) Middleware
7 267 (5.17%) CSS
8 185 (3.59%) Spring
9 165 (3.20%) JSP
10 156 (3.02%) REST
10 156 (3.02%) FIX Protocol
11 135 (2.62%) Hibernate
12 117 (2.27%) SOAP
13 109 (2.11%) HTML5
14 106 (2.05%) Java EE
15 100 (1.94%) ASP.NET
16 98 (1.90%) RESTful
17 90 (1.74%) STL
18 89 (1.72%) Ajax
19 88 (1.71%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 433 (8.39%) Analytical Skills
2 226 (4.38%) Derivative
3 189 (3.66%) Computer Science
4 181 (3.51%) Open Source
5 171 (3.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 159 (3.08%) Clustering
7 139 (2.69%) Equities
8 136 (2.64%) Fixed Income
9 123 (2.38%) Mainframe
10 109 (2.11%) Management Information System
11 84 (1.63%) Visualisation
12 78 (1.51%) Replication
13 63 (1.22%) Client/Server
14 58 (1.12%) PKI
15 47 (0.91%) Mobile App
16 45 (0.87%) Equity Derivative
16 45 (0.87%) Mathematics
17 40 (0.78%) Data Integration
18 39 (0.76%) Data Extraction
19 38 (0.74%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 2663 (51.61%) Linux
2 1370 (26.55%) Windows
3 622 (12.05%) Solaris
4 395 (7.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 377 (7.31%) AIX
6 228 (4.42%) Mac OS X
7 147 (2.85%) Windows Server 2003
8 145 (2.81%) Windows Server 2008
9 117 (2.27%) HPUX
10 71 (1.38%) Windows Server 2012
11 69 (1.34%) CentOS
12 61 (1.18%) Ubuntu
13 56 (1.09%) Windows 7
14 55 (1.07%) SUSE
15 51 (0.99%) Windows XP
16 35 (0.68%) Apple iOS
16 35 (0.68%) Android
17 32 (0.62%) Windows NT
18 27 (0.52%) VMS
19 26 (0.50%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 893 (17.31%) Agile Software Development
2 556 (10.78%) Configuration Management
3 486 (9.42%) ITIL
4 387 (7.50%) Continuous Integration
5 362 (7.02%) Migration
6 314 (6.09%) TDD
7 313 (6.07%) DevOps
8 299 (5.79%) OO
9 276 (5.35%) Project Management
10 258 (5.00%) Multithreading
11 249 (4.83%) Scrum
12 217 (4.21%) ETL
13 211 (4.09%) Performance Tuning
14 207 (4.01%) Software Engineering
15 182 (3.53%) E-Commerce
15 182 (3.53%) Service Management
16 178 (3.45%) Web Development
17 172 (3.33%) Change Management
18 160 (3.10%) Business Intelligence
19 156 (3.02%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 1680 (32.56%) SQL
2 1560 (30.23%) Java
3 800 (15.50%) Shell Script
4 747 (14.48%) Perl
5 664 (12.87%) Python
6 546 (10.58%) JavaScript
7 495 (9.59%) C++
8 488 (9.46%) PL/SQL
9 320 (6.20%) Ruby
10 296 (5.74%) C
11 244 (4.73%) Bash Shell
12 221 (4.28%) PHP
13 215 (4.17%) C#
14 155 (3.00%) PowerShell
15 134 (2.60%) Korn
16 95 (1.84%) Scala
17 67 (1.30%) VB
18 51 (0.99%) VBScript
19 40 (0.78%) COBOL
20 36 (0.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 628 (12.17%) Security Cleared
2 424 (8.22%) SC Cleared
3 358 (6.94%) Degree
4 146 (2.83%) DV Cleared
5 138 (2.67%) Cisco Certification
6 101 (1.96%) ISEB
7 93 (1.80%) ISTQB
8 80 (1.55%) Microsoft Certification
9 74 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
10 72 (1.40%) CCNA
11 66 (1.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 47 (0.91%) CCNP
13 45 (0.87%) CISSP
14 43 (0.83%) MCITP
15 39 (0.76%) Sun Certification
16 37 (0.72%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
17 30 (0.58%) CCIE
18 29 (0.56%) MCSE
19 22 (0.43%) OCPJP
20 21 (0.41%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 195 (3.78%) QA
2 75 (1.45%) SLA
3 26 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 15 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 13 (0.25%) Data Quality
5 13 (0.25%) PCI DSS
6 8 (0.16%) COBIT
7 7 (0.14%) FATCA
7 7 (0.14%) EMIR
8 6 (0.12%) COREP
8 6 (0.12%) GxP
8 6 (0.12%) HL7
8 6 (0.12%) DICOM
9 5 (0.097%) FINREP
10 4 (0.078%) ISO 9001
11 3 (0.058%) Solvency II
11 3 (0.058%) PMBOK
12 2 (0.039%) Basel II
12 2 (0.039%) ISO/IEC 14443
13 1 (0.019%) COSO
System Software
1 265 (5.14%) Active Directory
2 236 (4.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 77 (1.49%) Oracle RAC
4 73 (1.41%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 68 (1.32%) vSphere
6 59 (1.14%) VMware ESX
7 53 (1.03%) NFS
8 52 (1.01%) Hyper-V
9 36 (0.70%) XenApp
10 31 (0.60%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 25 (0.48%) HDFS
12 23 (0.45%) Samba
13 21 (0.41%) Sendmail
14 18 (0.35%) Docker
15 17 (0.33%) Apache Flume
16 16 (0.31%) KVM
16 16 (0.31%) Shibboleth
17 15 (0.29%) XenServer
17 15 (0.29%) Varnish
17 15 (0.29%) Xen
Systems Management
1 352 (6.82%) Puppet
2 190 (3.68%) Opscode Chef
3 118 (2.29%) Tivoli
4 85 (1.65%) Control-M
5 81 (1.57%) HP Quality Center
6 64 (1.24%) NetBackup
7 62 (1.20%) Oracle RMAN
8 60 (1.16%) Nagios
9 59 (1.14%) Ansible
10 58 (1.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 52 (1.01%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 50 (0.97%) Salt
13 45 (0.87%) CA Single Sign-On
14 35 (0.68%) BladeLogic
15 34 (0.66%) Data Guard
15 34 (0.66%) ITRS Geneos
16 28 (0.54%) SCOM
17 26 (0.50%) SCCM
18 23 (0.45%) OpenView
19 18 (0.35%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 1660 (32.17%) Oracle
2 498 (9.65%) Red Hat
3 455 (8.82%) Microsoft
4 423 (8.20%) VMware
5 409 (7.93%) IBM
6 356 (6.90%) HP
7 313 (6.07%) Cisco
8 252 (4.88%) Sybase
9 177 (3.43%) Citrix
10 167 (3.24%) NetApp
11 165 (3.20%) Sun
12 140 (2.71%) Informatica
13 125 (2.42%) SAP
14 122 (2.36%) Veritas
15 119 (2.31%) EMC
16 112 (2.17%) TIBCO
17 96 (1.86%) Business Objects
18 95 (1.84%) Juniper
19 87 (1.69%) F5
20 82 (1.59%) Remedy
West London
DCL Search & Selection
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Edison Hill Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £385 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Mercator IT Solutions
Salary: £Good market rates with longer term salary + share options
Posted: 7 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 19 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
PAW Associates
Rate: Unspecified £ Market Day Rate
Posted: 23 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market rate
Posted: Yesterday
Croydon, Surrey
TEKsystems
Rate: £380 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £475 - £525 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Derby, Derbyshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Cititec
Rate: £450 - 550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Cititec
Rate: COMPETITIVE
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £40 - £300 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Posted: Yesterday