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 18 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 31 29 30
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Contract jobs citing UNIX 2831 2562 2500
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 5.60% 5.42% 5.53%
As % of the Operating Systems category 24.10% 23.75% 24.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1828 1538 1446
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £280 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £553 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £352 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.60% +0.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 59 74
Average hourly rate £31.15 £27.50 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.27% -20.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.68 £11.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.30 £46.48 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -21.42%
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
11749 10788 10129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 23.25% 22.80% 22.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 7066 6140 5418
Average daily rate £363 £360 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% +1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £160 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1003 981 1072
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £33.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%

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 18 December 2014.

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 18 December 2014.

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 18 December 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
London 0 1453 £450 - 292
South East +3 523 £338 -10.00% 119
Yorkshire +13 177 £375 +17.18% 54
East of England +4 156 £450 +21.21% 38
North West -11 143 £375 +11.11% 31
South West +7 124 £449 +22.10% 36
West Midlands +4 123 £400 +6.66% 21
East Midlands +16 70 £368 +14.84% 18
North East -3 62 £355 +15.63% 4
Midlands 0 4 £358 - 1
UNIX
UK

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 2894 (51.29%) Linux
2 1983 (35.15%) Oracle
3 1906 (33.78%) SQL
4 1724 (30.56%) Java
5 1488 (26.37%) Windows
6 1207 (21.39%) Finance
7 957 (16.96%) Agile Software Development
8 883 (15.65%) Shell Script
9 868 (15.38%) Banking
10 773 (13.70%) Perl
11 737 (13.06%) HTML
12 657 (11.64%) Solaris
13 628 (11.13%) XML
14 622 (11.02%) Python
15 601 (10.65%) Security Cleared
16 596 (10.56%) Red Hat
17 571 (10.12%) JavaScript
18 565 (10.01%) Oracle Database
19 559 (9.91%) Configuration Management
20 557 (9.87%) Subversion
21 554 (9.82%) PL/SQL
22 549 (9.73%) Microsoft
23 537 (9.52%) Relational Database
24 524 (9.29%) C++
25 514 (9.11%) VMware
26 507 (8.99%) ITIL
27 469 (8.31%) Web Services
27 469 (8.31%) MySQL
28 458 (8.12%) HP
28 458 (8.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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
1 395 (7.00%) Apache
2 344 (6.10%) WebLogic
3 328 (5.81%) Tomcat
4 319 (5.65%) WebSphere
5 192 (3.40%) JBoss
6 85 (1.51%) SAS
7 79 (1.40%) MS Exchange
8 78 (1.38%) IIS
9 72 (1.28%) SharePoint
9 72 (1.28%) Confluence
10 63 (1.12%) WebSphere Application Server
11 59 (1.05%) Node.js
12 54 (0.96%) nginx
13 49 (0.87%) MQSeries
14 47 (0.83%) Oracle Workflow
15 43 (0.76%) CMS
16 38 (0.67%) TIBCO EMS
17 35 (0.62%) Oracle Coherence
18 33 (0.58%) Apache Solr
19 31 (0.55%) GlassFish
Applications
1 272 (4.82%) MS Excel
2 135 (2.39%) MS Office
3 67 (1.19%) MS Visio
4 40 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
5 23 (0.41%) MS Project
6 17 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.11%) PaintShop Pro
8 5 (0.089%) Fireworks
9 4 (0.071%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.018%) DOC1
10 1 (0.018%) Maya
10 1 (0.018%) CATIA
10 1 (0.018%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.018%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.018%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 143 (2.53%) Oracle EBS
2 58 (1.03%) Oracle Applications
3 50 (0.89%) Oracle EBS R12
4 34 (0.60%) Oracle BPM
5 29 (0.51%) RMDS
6 25 (0.44%) BusinessWorks
7 23 (0.41%) Oracle Payables
8 21 (0.37%) Markit EDM
9 20 (0.35%) ION MarketView
10 17 (0.30%) Oracle Receivables
11 15 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
12 13 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
12 13 (0.23%) Oracle General Ledger
13 12 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
14 10 (0.18%) Murex MxG2000
15 8 (0.14%) TIBCO iProcess
15 8 (0.14%) Oracle Internet Expenses
16 7 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
17 6 (0.11%) ENOVIA
17 6 (0.11%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 142 (2.52%) Amazon AWS
2 84 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
3 36 (0.64%) Amazon S3
4 26 (0.46%) SaaS
5 20 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
5 20 (0.35%) Microsoft Azure
6 14 (0.25%) GitHub
7 11 (0.19%) Joyent
7 11 (0.19%) PaaS
8 7 (0.12%) IaaS
8 7 (0.12%) Heroku
8 7 (0.12%) Amazon SQS
9 5 (0.089%) Amazon ELB
10 4 (0.071%) Google Apps
10 4 (0.071%) Office 365
10 4 (0.071%) Route 53
11 3 (0.053%) IBM SmartCloud
11 3 (0.053%) CloudBees
12 1 (0.018%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 427 (7.57%) SAN
2 360 (6.38%) Firewall
3 355 (6.29%) TCP/IP
4 338 (5.99%) DNS
5 324 (5.74%) HTTP
6 178 (3.15%) LDAP
7 154 (2.73%) Internet
8 145 (2.57%) NAS
9 106 (1.88%) LAN
10 102 (1.81%) VPN
11 97 (1.72%) WAN
11 97 (1.72%) DHCP
12 92 (1.63%) Network Security
13 90 (1.60%) SSL
14 88 (1.56%) FTP
15 74 (1.31%) BGP
16 59 (1.05%) SSH
17 55 (0.97%) OSPF
18 46 (0.82%) HTTPS
19 45 (0.80%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 565 (10.01%) Oracle Database
2 537 (9.52%) Relational Database
3 469 (8.31%) MySQL
4 381 (6.75%) SQL Server
5 247 (4.38%) Data Warehouse
6 233 (4.13%) MongoDB
7 215 (3.81%) Oracle Database 11g
8 197 (3.49%) DB2
9 179 (3.17%) RDBMS
10 166 (2.94%) NoSQL
11 149 (2.64%) Oracle Reports
12 103 (1.83%) Big Data
13 95 (1.68%) Oracle Database 10g
14 92 (1.63%) Neo4j
15 90 (1.60%) PostgreSQL
15 90 (1.60%) Hadoop
16 70 (1.24%) OLTP
17 60 (1.06%) Oracle ODI
18 56 (0.99%) Oracle Exadata
19 48 (0.85%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 557 (9.87%) Subversion
2 452 (8.01%) Git (software)
3 253 (4.48%) Maven
4 224 (3.97%) Jenkins
5 220 (3.90%) JIRA
6 208 (3.69%) Ant
7 159 (2.82%) JUnit
8 141 (2.50%) Eclipse
9 97 (1.72%) ClearCase
10 95 (1.68%) Selenium
11 82 (1.45%) TeamCity
12 73 (1.29%) Oracle Forms
13 63 (1.12%) Hudson
14 62 (1.10%) Cucumber
15 60 (1.06%) Toad
16 48 (0.85%) ClearQuest
16 48 (0.85%) Mockito
17 46 (0.82%) QuickTest Pro
17 46 (0.82%) JMeter
17 46 (0.82%) CruiseControl
General
1 1207 (21.39%) Finance
2 868 (15.38%) Banking
3 346 (6.13%) Investment Banking
4 319 (5.65%) Front Office
5 223 (3.95%) Telecoms
6 141 (2.50%) Retail
7 130 (2.30%) Financial Institution
8 83 (1.47%) Manufacturing
9 67 (1.19%) Marketing
10 55 (0.97%) Games
11 52 (0.92%) Back Office
12 36 (0.64%) Legal
13 25 (0.44%) Automotive
14 22 (0.39%) Advertising
15 21 (0.37%) Military
16 19 (0.34%) Publishing
17 17 (0.30%) Electronics
18 12 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
19 11 (0.19%) Spanish Language
20 10 (0.18%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1722 (30.52%) Developer
2 834 (14.78%) Analyst
3 554 (9.82%) Java Developer
4 423 (7.50%) Architect
5 357 (6.33%) Administrator
6 346 (6.13%) Support Analyst
7 277 (4.91%) Consultant
8 247 (4.38%) Applications Support
9 212 (3.76%) C++ Developer
10 168 (2.98%) Senior Developer
11 161 (2.85%) Systems Administrator
11 161 (2.85%) UNIX Administrator
12 148 (2.62%) DBA
13 146 (2.59%) Support Engineer
14 143 (2.53%) DevOps Engineer
15 141 (2.50%) Test Analyst
16 117 (2.07%) Applications Support Analyst
17 111 (1.97%) Linux Engineer
18 110 (1.95%) UNIX Systems Administrator
19 109 (1.93%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 737 (13.06%) HTML
2 628 (11.13%) XML
3 469 (8.31%) Web Services
4 403 (7.14%) CSS
5 356 (6.31%) Spring
6 349 (6.19%) Middleware
7 313 (5.55%) .NET
8 298 (5.28%) Hibernate
9 275 (4.87%) J2EE
10 254 (4.50%) JSP
11 249 (4.41%) REST
12 167 (2.96%) jQuery
13 153 (2.71%) FIX Protocol
14 143 (2.53%) WebSphere MQ
15 139 (2.46%) JSON
16 136 (2.41%) SOAP
17 131 (2.32%) RESTful
18 130 (2.30%) Ajax
19 117 (2.07%) HTML5
20 112 (1.99%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 440 (7.80%) Analytical Skills
2 212 (3.76%) Open Source
3 173 (3.07%) Derivative
4 170 (3.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 169 (3.00%) Clustering
6 155 (2.75%) Computer Science
7 153 (2.71%) Fixed Income
8 138 (2.45%) Management Information System
9 124 (2.20%) Mainframe
10 123 (2.18%) Equities
11 97 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
12 89 (1.58%) Visualisation
13 85 (1.51%) Replication
14 71 (1.26%) Data Integration
15 64 (1.13%) Client/Server
16 58 (1.03%) Hedge funds
17 55 (0.97%) Algorithms
18 53 (0.94%) Mathematics
19 46 (0.82%) Data Structures
20 45 (0.80%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2894 (51.29%) Linux
2 1488 (26.37%) Windows
3 657 (11.64%) Solaris
4 458 (8.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 306 (5.42%) AIX
6 272 (4.82%) Mac OS X
7 203 (3.60%) Windows Server 2008
8 185 (3.28%) Windows Server 2003
9 140 (2.48%) HPUX
10 93 (1.65%) SUSE
11 77 (1.36%) Windows XP
12 76 (1.35%) Windows 7
13 75 (1.33%) Windows Server 2012
14 70 (1.24%) CentOS
15 65 (1.15%) Oracle Linux
16 59 (1.05%) Ubuntu
17 47 (0.83%) Windows NT
18 45 (0.80%) VMS
19 39 (0.69%) Windows 2000
20 35 (0.62%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 957 (16.96%) Agile Software Development
2 559 (9.91%) Configuration Management
3 507 (8.99%) ITIL
4 406 (7.20%) Migration
5 400 (7.09%) OO
6 354 (6.27%) TDD
7 341 (6.04%) DevOps
8 321 (5.69%) Scrum
9 315 (5.58%) Continuous Integration
10 267 (4.73%) Software Engineering
11 262 (4.64%) Project Management
12 258 (4.57%) ETL
13 257 (4.56%) Multithreading
14 243 (4.31%) Performance Tuning
15 240 (4.25%) Web Development
16 235 (4.17%) Change Management
17 207 (3.67%) Business Intelligence
18 195 (3.46%) E-Commerce
18 195 (3.46%) Service Management
19 190 (3.37%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 1906 (33.78%) SQL
2 1724 (30.56%) Java
3 883 (15.65%) Shell Script
4 773 (13.70%) Perl
5 622 (11.02%) Python
6 571 (10.12%) JavaScript
7 554 (9.82%) PL/SQL
8 524 (9.29%) C++
9 357 (6.33%) Ruby
10 270 (4.79%) PHP
11 259 (4.59%) C
12 255 (4.52%) C#
13 243 (4.31%) Bash Shell
14 133 (2.36%) PowerShell
15 132 (2.34%) Korn
16 115 (2.04%) Scala
17 85 (1.51%) VB
18 75 (1.33%) T-SQL
19 43 (0.76%) VBScript
20 33 (0.58%) VBA
Qualifications
1 601 (10.65%) Security Cleared
2 439 (7.78%) SC Cleared
3 326 (5.78%) Degree
4 165 (2.92%) Cisco Certification
5 151 (2.68%) DV Cleared
6 121 (2.14%) ISTQB
7 98 (1.74%) CCNA
8 92 (1.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 89 (1.58%) Microsoft Certification
9 89 (1.58%) ISEB
10 87 (1.54%) CISSP
11 64 (1.13%) CCNP
12 54 (0.96%) MCSE
13 52 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
14 47 (0.83%) Sun Certification
15 39 (0.69%) CISM
16 38 (0.67%) CCSA
17 37 (0.66%) JNCIA
17 37 (0.66%) CCIE
18 35 (0.62%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 191 (3.39%) QA
2 112 (1.99%) SLA
3 27 (0.48%) PCI DSS
4 24 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 16 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 16 (0.28%) ISO 9001
6 13 (0.23%) Data Quality
7 6 (0.11%) COBIT
8 5 (0.089%) WAI
9 3 (0.053%) TickIT
10 2 (0.035%) ISO 14001
10 2 (0.035%) COREP
10 2 (0.035%) FINREP
11 1 (0.018%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 1 (0.018%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.018%) Basel II
11 1 (0.018%) BS7799
11 1 (0.018%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.018%) HIPAA
System Software
1 339 (6.01%) VMware Infrastructure
2 284 (5.03%) Active Directory
3 120 (2.13%) Oracle RAC
4 83 (1.47%) VMware ESX
5 81 (1.44%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 76 (1.35%) Oracle RMAN
7 71 (1.26%) NFS
8 69 (1.22%) vSphere
9 56 (0.99%) Hyper-V
10 35 (0.62%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 33 (0.58%) Varnish
12 29 (0.51%) XenApp
13 27 (0.48%) Nmap
14 26 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
15 24 (0.43%) Samba
16 23 (0.41%) Apache ZooKeeper
17 22 (0.39%) KVM
18 21 (0.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 21 (0.37%) Sendmail
18 21 (0.37%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 369 (6.54%) Puppet
2 207 (3.67%) Opscode Chef
3 139 (2.46%) Control-M
4 132 (2.34%) Nagios
5 110 (1.95%) Tivoli
6 99 (1.75%) NetBackup
7 80 (1.42%) HP Quality Center
8 56 (0.99%) Data Guard
9 53 (0.94%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 51 (0.90%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 38 (0.67%) ITRS Geneos
12 36 (0.64%) Nessus
12 36 (0.64%) SELinux
13 35 (0.62%) SCOM
14 33 (0.58%) Backup Exec
15 32 (0.57%) Ansible
16 28 (0.50%) BladeLogic
17 25 (0.44%) SCCM
18 23 (0.41%) Cacti
19 22 (0.39%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 1983 (35.15%) Oracle
2 596 (10.56%) Red Hat
3 549 (9.73%) Microsoft
4 514 (9.11%) VMware
5 458 (8.12%) HP
6 370 (6.56%) IBM
7 290 (5.14%) Cisco
8 261 (4.63%) Sybase
9 192 (3.40%) Sun
10 179 (3.17%) Citrix
11 142 (2.52%) SAP
12 139 (2.46%) EMC
13 123 (2.18%) NetApp
14 120 (2.13%) Veritas
15 118 (2.09%) Informatica
16 110 (1.95%) TIBCO
17 92 (1.63%) Business Objects
17 92 (1.63%) Remedy
18 81 (1.44%) F5
19 76 (1.35%) BMC
City, London
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Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
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Rate: £300 - £390 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Square One Resources
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Sanderson
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: Yesterday
Buckinghamshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, Yorkshire
Mpower Plus UK Ltd
Salary: As per market rate
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Brentwood, Essex
Kelway Ltd
Rate: Negotiable Day Rate
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £300 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Synergize Consulting
Posted: Yesterday