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 27 April 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 29 32 35
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +3
Contract jobs citing UNIX 2622 2628 2164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 5.19% 5.30% 5.03%
As % of the Operating Systems category 23.42% 24.06% 23.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1529 1573 1318
Average daily rate
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£425 £401 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.11% -5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £579 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 61 71
Average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £17.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £51.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+23.89% -5.83%
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
11195 10921 9208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.16% 22.02% 21.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 6402 6215 5006
Average daily rate £375 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £163 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 918 972 954
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.38 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.90% -

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 27 April 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 27 April 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 27 April 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 1235 £475 +5.55% 311
South East -3 525 £375 - 125
North West +10 224 £450 +20.00% 45
Yorkshire +10 163 £350 - 36
East of England -5 120 £375 -9.09% 46
East Midlands +32 119 £365 -0.68% 23
West Midlands -15 95 £340 +4.61% 25
South West -25 82 £448 +22.26% 38
North East -16 40 £375 +38.88% 7
Midlands +10 12 £400 +45.45%
South Coast - 1 - -
UNIX
UK

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 2644 (51.22%) Linux
2 1673 (32.41%) SQL
3 1644 (31.85%) Oracle
4 1579 (30.59%) Java
5 1358 (26.31%) Windows
6 1082 (20.96%) Finance
7 911 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
8 815 (15.79%) Shell Script
9 788 (15.27%) Banking
10 724 (14.03%) Perl
11 651 (12.61%) Security Cleared
12 629 (12.19%) Solaris
13 617 (11.95%) HTML
14 615 (11.91%) Python
15 586 (11.35%) Configuration Management
16 547 (10.60%) Oracle Database
17 515 (9.98%) JavaScript
18 509 (9.86%) Relational Database
19 502 (9.72%) C++
20 501 (9.71%) PL/SQL
21 500 (9.69%) ITIL
22 488 (9.45%) Red Hat
23 470 (9.10%) XML
24 455 (8.81%) SC Cleared
25 440 (8.52%) Microsoft
26 437 (8.47%) Subversion
27 434 (8.41%) VMware
28 425 (8.23%) Analytical Skills
29 396 (7.67%) IBM
30 387 (7.50%) SQL Server

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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
1 346 (6.70%) WebSphere
2 330 (6.39%) WebLogic
3 319 (6.18%) Apache
4 311 (6.02%) Tomcat
5 197 (3.82%) JBoss
6 128 (2.48%) IIS
7 117 (2.27%) WebSphere Application Server
8 105 (2.03%) Node.js
9 87 (1.69%) SAS
10 78 (1.51%) SharePoint
11 77 (1.49%) MS Exchange
12 54 (1.05%) Confluence
13 49 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
14 47 (0.91%) nginx
15 42 (0.81%) Apache Solr
16 38 (0.74%) MQSeries
17 35 (0.68%) IBM HTTP Server
17 35 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
18 32 (0.62%) GlassFish
18 32 (0.62%) CMS
Applications
1 250 (4.84%) MS Excel
2 107 (2.07%) MS Office
3 66 (1.28%) MS Visio
4 47 (0.91%) MS PowerPoint
5 14 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
5 14 (0.27%) PaintShop Pro
5 14 (0.27%) MS Project
6 10 (0.19%) SOLIDWORKS
7 7 (0.14%) Doxygen
8 5 (0.097%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.039%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.039%) SPSS
9 2 (0.039%) PTC Creo
10 1 (0.019%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.019%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.019%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.019%) FastStats
10 1 (0.019%) Weka
10 1 (0.019%) DOC1
10 1 (0.019%) Maya
Business Applications
1 105 (2.03%) Oracle EBS
2 71 (1.38%) Oracle EBS R12
3 61 (1.18%) Oracle Applications
4 26 (0.50%) BusinessWorks
5 24 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
5 24 (0.46%) Summit
6 23 (0.45%) Oracle General Ledger
7 21 (0.41%) RMDS
8 19 (0.37%) Oracle Financials
8 19 (0.37%) ION MarketView
9 18 (0.35%) Oracle Payables
10 17 (0.33%) Oracle Receivables
10 17 (0.33%) Markit EDM
11 15 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
12 14 (0.27%) thinkFolio
13 12 (0.23%) Oracle 11i
14 11 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
14 11 (0.21%) Global One
15 9 (0.17%) TIBCO iProcess
16 8 (0.15%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Cloud Services
1 218 (4.22%) Amazon AWS
2 75 (1.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 49 (0.95%) Amazon EC2
4 46 (0.89%) PaaS
5 36 (0.70%) SaaS
6 27 (0.52%) IaaS
7 25 (0.48%) Amazon S3
8 24 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
9 22 (0.43%) Heroku
10 19 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
11 14 (0.27%) GitHub
12 12 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 9 (0.17%) Office 365
14 6 (0.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 4 (0.077%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 4 (0.077%) OpenShift
15 4 (0.077%) HP Helion
15 4 (0.077%) Route 53
16 3 (0.058%) IBM SmartCloud
17 2 (0.039%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 339 (6.57%) SAN
2 334 (6.47%) TCP/IP
3 323 (6.26%) Firewall
4 278 (5.39%) HTTP
5 257 (4.98%) DNS
6 193 (3.74%) LDAP
7 155 (3.00%) Internet
8 139 (2.69%) WAN
9 121 (2.34%) NAS
10 120 (2.32%) LAN
11 112 (2.17%) SSL
12 102 (1.98%) VPN
13 74 (1.43%) Network Security
14 73 (1.41%) BGP
15 62 (1.20%) OSPF
16 59 (1.14%) DHCP
17 48 (0.93%) Fibre Channel
18 47 (0.91%) Ethernet
19 45 (0.87%) MPLS
20 39 (0.76%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 547 (10.60%) Oracle Database
2 509 (9.86%) Relational Database
3 387 (7.50%) SQL Server
4 265 (5.13%) MySQL
5 241 (4.67%) Oracle Database 11g
6 202 (3.91%) Data Warehouse
6 202 (3.91%) MongoDB
7 192 (3.72%) DB2
8 189 (3.66%) RDBMS
9 161 (3.12%) Oracle Reports
10 112 (2.17%) Hadoop
11 91 (1.76%) NoSQL
12 90 (1.74%) Big Data
13 85 (1.65%) Neo4j
14 84 (1.63%) Oracle Database 10g
15 80 (1.55%) OLTP
16 76 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
17 53 (1.03%) SAS Data Integration Studio
18 49 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
19 48 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 437 (8.47%) Subversion
2 360 (6.97%) Git (software)
3 256 (4.96%) Jenkins
4 234 (4.53%) Maven
5 197 (3.82%) Ant
6 177 (3.43%) JIRA
7 115 (2.23%) ClearCase
8 95 (1.84%) JUnit
9 94 (1.82%) Eclipse
10 82 (1.59%) Oracle Forms
11 73 (1.41%) Cucumber
12 68 (1.32%) TeamCity
13 60 (1.16%) Selenium
14 59 (1.14%) GoogleTest
15 58 (1.12%) Hudson
16 54 (1.05%) Toad
17 53 (1.03%) NUnit
17 53 (1.03%) CppUnit
18 49 (0.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 43 (0.83%) CruiseControl
General
1 1082 (20.96%) Finance
2 788 (15.27%) Banking
3 340 (6.59%) Investment Banking
4 320 (6.20%) Front Office
5 222 (4.30%) Telecoms
6 123 (2.38%) Retail
7 87 (1.69%) Marketing
8 84 (1.63%) Financial Institution
9 64 (1.24%) Back Office
10 50 (0.97%) Manufacturing
11 41 (0.79%) Games
12 37 (0.72%) Legal
13 35 (0.68%) Billing
14 20 (0.39%) General Ledger
15 17 (0.33%) Advertising
16 16 (0.31%) Electronics
17 14 (0.27%) Publishing
18 11 (0.21%) French Language
18 11 (0.21%) Spanish Language
19 10 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1557 (30.16%) Developer
2 723 (14.01%) Analyst
3 471 (9.12%) Java Developer
4 399 (7.73%) Architect
5 329 (6.37%) Administrator
6 265 (5.13%) Support Analyst
7 253 (4.90%) Consultant
8 205 (3.97%) C++ Developer
9 200 (3.87%) Applications Support
10 173 (3.35%) Systems Administrator
11 151 (2.93%) DevOps Engineer
12 144 (2.79%) Senior Developer
13 141 (2.73%) DBA
14 138 (2.67%) Technical Architect
14 138 (2.67%) Test Analyst
15 131 (2.54%) Oracle Developer
16 122 (2.36%) UNIX Administrator
17 116 (2.25%) Linux Engineer
18 99 (1.92%) Support Engineer
19 92 (1.78%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 617 (11.95%) HTML
2 470 (9.10%) XML
3 343 (6.64%) Web Services
4 338 (6.55%) J2EE
5 310 (6.01%) .NET
6 277 (5.37%) Middleware
7 259 (5.02%) CSS
8 189 (3.66%) Spring
9 186 (3.60%) JSP
10 185 (3.58%) REST
11 163 (3.16%) Hibernate
12 158 (3.06%) FIX Protocol
13 113 (2.19%) SOAP
14 112 (2.17%) jQuery
15 108 (2.09%) Java EE
15 108 (2.09%) HTML5
16 106 (2.05%) JAX-RS
17 101 (1.96%) ASP.NET
18 96 (1.86%) STL
19 91 (1.76%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 425 (8.23%) Analytical Skills
2 218 (4.22%) Derivative
3 176 (3.41%) Computer Science
4 172 (3.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 164 (3.18%) Clustering
6 161 (3.12%) Open Source
7 144 (2.79%) Equities
8 138 (2.67%) Fixed Income
9 121 (2.34%) Mainframe
10 106 (2.05%) Management Information System
11 73 (1.41%) Replication
12 65 (1.26%) Client/Server
13 57 (1.10%) Visualisation
14 54 (1.05%) PKI
15 49 (0.95%) Data Structures
16 48 (0.93%) Mathematics
17 47 (0.91%) Mobile App
18 40 (0.77%) Data Integration
18 40 (0.77%) Equity Derivative
19 39 (0.76%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2644 (51.22%) Linux
2 1358 (26.31%) Windows
3 629 (12.19%) Solaris
4 383 (7.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 382 (7.40%) AIX
6 242 (4.69%) Mac OS X
7 151 (2.93%) Windows Server 2008
8 134 (2.60%) Windows Server 2003
9 125 (2.42%) HPUX
10 76 (1.47%) SUSE
11 75 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
12 69 (1.34%) CentOS
13 64 (1.24%) Ubuntu
14 62 (1.20%) Windows 7
15 46 (0.89%) Windows XP
16 36 (0.70%) Apple iOS
17 35 (0.68%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 34 (0.66%) Android
19 31 (0.60%) VMS
20 29 (0.56%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 911 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
2 586 (11.35%) Configuration Management
3 500 (9.69%) ITIL
4 369 (7.15%) Continuous Integration
5 366 (7.09%) Migration
6 326 (6.32%) TDD
7 306 (5.93%) DevOps
8 300 (5.81%) OO
9 289 (5.60%) Project Management
10 254 (4.92%) Multithreading
11 250 (4.84%) Scrum
12 209 (4.05%) Software Engineering
13 208 (4.03%) Performance Tuning
14 201 (3.89%) ETL
15 200 (3.87%) Service Management
16 188 (3.64%) Change Management
17 178 (3.45%) E-Commerce
18 173 (3.35%) Business Intelligence
18 173 (3.35%) Web Development
19 163 (3.16%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 1673 (32.41%) SQL
2 1579 (30.59%) Java
3 815 (15.79%) Shell Script
4 724 (14.03%) Perl
5 615 (11.91%) Python
6 515 (9.98%) JavaScript
7 502 (9.72%) C++
8 501 (9.71%) PL/SQL
9 299 (5.79%) Ruby
10 275 (5.33%) C
11 226 (4.38%) Bash Shell
12 208 (4.03%) C#
13 199 (3.86%) PHP
14 131 (2.54%) PowerShell
15 123 (2.38%) Korn
16 75 (1.45%) Scala
17 62 (1.20%) VB
18 48 (0.93%) T-SQL
19 42 (0.81%) VBScript
20 40 (0.77%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 651 (12.61%) Security Cleared
2 455 (8.81%) SC Cleared
3 352 (6.82%) Degree
4 151 (2.93%) DV Cleared
5 143 (2.77%) Cisco Certification
6 99 (1.92%) ISTQB
7 96 (1.86%) ISEB
8 84 (1.63%) CCNA
9 80 (1.55%) Microsoft Certification
10 73 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
11 69 (1.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 58 (1.12%) CCNP
13 43 (0.83%) MCITP
14 40 (0.77%) CISSP
15 37 (0.72%) Sun Certification
16 36 (0.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
17 33 (0.64%) MCSE
18 32 (0.62%) CCIE
19 21 (0.41%) PMI Certification
20 20 (0.39%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 186 (3.60%) QA
2 79 (1.53%) SLA
3 25 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 14 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 13 (0.25%) PCI DSS
6 9 (0.17%) Data Quality
7 6 (0.12%) COREP
7 6 (0.12%) COBIT
7 6 (0.12%) HL7
7 6 (0.12%) DICOM
8 5 (0.097%) FINREP
8 5 (0.097%) FATCA
8 5 (0.097%) EMIR
9 4 (0.077%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.039%) GxP
10 2 (0.039%) PMBOK
11 1 (0.019%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.019%) ISO/IEC 14443
11 1 (0.019%) COSO
11 1 (0.019%) Solvency II
System Software
1 267 (5.17%) Active Directory
2 248 (4.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 79 (1.53%) Oracle RAC
4 76 (1.47%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 66 (1.28%) vSphere
6 56 (1.08%) Hyper-V
7 53 (1.03%) VMware ESX
8 51 (0.99%) NFS
9 33 (0.64%) Samba
9 33 (0.64%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 31 (0.60%) XenApp
11 27 (0.52%) HDFS
12 22 (0.43%) Sendmail
13 21 (0.41%) KVM
14 20 (0.39%) Varnish
14 20 (0.39%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 18 (0.35%) Apache Flume
16 17 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
16 17 (0.33%) Xen
17 16 (0.31%) Squid
Systems Management
1 367 (7.11%) Puppet
2 200 (3.87%) Opscode Chef
3 102 (1.98%) Tivoli
4 88 (1.70%) Control-M
5 73 (1.41%) HP Quality Center
6 71 (1.38%) Nagios
7 70 (1.36%) Oracle RMAN
8 60 (1.16%) Ansible
9 58 (1.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 56 (1.08%) NetBackup
11 55 (1.07%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 49 (0.95%) Salt
13 40 (0.77%) CA Single Sign-On
14 36 (0.70%) SCOM
15 34 (0.66%) ITRS Geneos
16 32 (0.62%) Data Guard
17 25 (0.48%) SCCM
18 20 (0.39%) Cobbler
18 20 (0.39%) OpenView
18 20 (0.39%) Graphite
Vendors
1 1644 (31.85%) Oracle
2 488 (9.45%) Red Hat
3 440 (8.52%) Microsoft
4 434 (8.41%) VMware
5 396 (7.67%) IBM
6 357 (6.92%) HP
7 309 (5.99%) Cisco
8 238 (4.61%) Sybase
9 167 (3.24%) Citrix
10 158 (3.06%) NetApp
11 154 (2.98%) Sun
12 129 (2.50%) Informatica
13 125 (2.42%) EMC
14 124 (2.40%) TIBCO
15 121 (2.34%) SAP
16 120 (2.32%) Veritas
17 94 (1.82%) F5
18 91 (1.76%) Business Objects
19 88 (1.70%) Juniper
20 79 (1.53%) Remedy
Hampshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £397 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Eames Consulting
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Vertical IT
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £280.00 - £310.00 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
The People Network
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
X4 Group
Rate: £25 - 27 per hour
Posted: 13 hours ago
Cambridgeshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £275 - £375 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Netsource
Posted: 15 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Axiom Software Solutions Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Vesta Consulting Limited
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Hook, Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £275 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 2 days ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Connectus
Rate: £360 per day
Posted: 3 days ago