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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 32 31 32
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing UNIX 2598 2492 2430
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 5.19% 5.13% 5.42%
As % of the Operating Systems category 23.34% 22.10% 24.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1548 1478 1416
Average daily rate
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£425 £422 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.71% -0.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £585
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 45 61
Average hourly rate £35.00 £32.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.46 £15.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+12.85% +20.68%
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
11129 11275 10053
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.25% 23.20% 22.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 6620 6497 5605
Average daily rate £365 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £169 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £520 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 876 969 957
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%

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 2 July 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 2 July 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 2 July 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 -2 1299 £450 - 329
South East +4 565 £400 +14.28% 145
Yorkshire +25 159 £350 +7.69% 47
East of England +11 154 £350 +10.23% 45
North West -8 136 £400 - 46
East Midlands +21 105 £375 -2.59% 12
South West +12 95 £400 +7.82% 56
West Midlands -24 64 £340 +1.87% 21
North East -40 19 £295 +6.78% 9
Midlands +1 7 £344 -23.61% 2
South Coast - 5 - -
UNIX
UK

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 2672 (50.16%) Linux
2 1815 (34.07%) SQL
3 1716 (32.21%) Oracle
4 1541 (28.93%) Java
5 1438 (26.99%) Windows
6 1157 (21.72%) Finance
7 936 (17.57%) Agile Software Development
8 849 (15.94%) Shell Script
9 793 (14.89%) Perl
10 759 (14.25%) Banking
11 676 (12.69%) Python
12 625 (11.73%) Security Cleared
13 610 (11.45%) Solaris
14 582 (10.93%) Oracle Database
15 573 (10.76%) HTML
16 555 (10.42%) JavaScript
17 552 (10.36%) Configuration Management
18 538 (10.10%) Relational Database
19 528 (9.91%) XML
20 517 (9.71%) PL/SQL
21 505 (9.48%) C++
22 475 (8.92%) Microsoft
23 472 (8.86%) ITIL
24 466 (8.75%) Red Hat
25 464 (8.71%) VMware
26 451 (8.47%) SQL Server
27 442 (8.30%) Analytical Skills
28 427 (8.02%) IBM
29 418 (7.85%) SC Cleared
30 392 (7.36%) Subversion

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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
1 343 (6.44%) WebSphere
2 310 (5.82%) Apache
3 307 (5.76%) Tomcat
4 266 (4.99%) WebLogic
5 170 (3.19%) JBoss
6 150 (2.82%) IIS
7 125 (2.35%) SAS
8 113 (2.12%) WebSphere Application Server
9 111 (2.08%) Node.js
10 80 (1.50%) MS Exchange
11 62 (1.16%) SharePoint
12 45 (0.84%) MQSeries
13 42 (0.79%) Confluence
14 35 (0.66%) nginx
15 32 (0.60%) NetWeaver
16 31 (0.58%) IBM HTTP Server
17 30 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
18 28 (0.53%) Documentum
19 26 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
20 25 (0.47%) OpenStack
Applications
1 249 (4.67%) MS Excel
2 113 (2.12%) MS Office
3 83 (1.56%) MS Visio
4 52 (0.98%) MS PowerPoint
5 24 (0.45%) MS Project
6 20 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
7 16 (0.30%) PaintShop Pro
8 8 (0.15%) Doxygen
9 7 (0.13%) SOLIDWORKS
10 6 (0.11%) Acrobat
11 5 (0.094%) InfoPath
12 3 (0.056%) HipChat
13 2 (0.038%) PTC Creo
13 2 (0.038%) Fireworks
13 2 (0.038%) AutoCAD
13 2 (0.038%) Maya
13 2 (0.038%) Photoshop
13 2 (0.038%) SPSS
14 1 (0.019%) FastStats
14 1 (0.019%) Weka
Business Applications
1 78 (1.46%) Oracle EBS
2 55 (1.03%) Oracle EBS R12
3 44 (0.83%) Oracle Applications
4 28 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
5 27 (0.51%) Summit
6 26 (0.49%) Oracle General Ledger
7 23 (0.43%) Oracle Payables
8 22 (0.41%) ION MarketView
9 21 (0.39%) Maximo
10 20 (0.38%) Oracle Receivables
11 19 (0.36%) BusinessWorks
12 15 (0.28%) Global One
13 14 (0.26%) RMDS
13 14 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
13 14 (0.26%) Oracle Financials
14 11 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
15 10 (0.19%) Oracle 11i
15 10 (0.19%) Oracle Retail
16 8 (0.15%) thinkFolio
16 8 (0.15%) Advent Geneva
Cloud Services
1 214 (4.02%) Amazon AWS
2 69 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 48 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
4 39 (0.73%) Amazon EC2
4 39 (0.73%) SaaS
4 39 (0.73%) PaaS
5 33 (0.62%) IaaS
6 22 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
7 17 (0.32%) Heroku
7 17 (0.32%) Amazon S3
8 14 (0.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 12 (0.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 11 (0.21%) Office 365
11 7 (0.13%) Route 53
11 7 (0.13%) GitHub
12 6 (0.11%) HP Helion
12 6 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
13 4 (0.075%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 4 (0.075%) AWS CloudTrail
13 4 (0.075%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 383 (7.19%) Firewall
2 372 (6.98%) TCP/IP
3 364 (6.83%) SAN
4 274 (5.14%) HTTP
5 244 (4.58%) DNS
6 214 (4.02%) Internet
7 211 (3.96%) LDAP
8 166 (3.12%) WAN
9 165 (3.10%) SSL
10 140 (2.63%) LAN
11 138 (2.59%) NAS
12 99 (1.86%) VPN
13 82 (1.54%) Network Security
14 73 (1.37%) BGP
15 69 (1.30%) DHCP
16 64 (1.20%) OSPF
17 57 (1.07%) Wireless
18 50 (0.94%) Fibre Channel
18 50 (0.94%) VoIP
19 48 (0.90%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 582 (10.93%) Oracle Database
2 538 (10.10%) Relational Database
3 451 (8.47%) SQL Server
4 309 (5.80%) MySQL
5 253 (4.75%) Oracle Database 11g
6 232 (4.36%) DB2
7 225 (4.22%) Data Warehouse
8 192 (3.60%) RDBMS
9 185 (3.47%) MongoDB
10 148 (2.78%) Oracle Reports
11 129 (2.42%) Oracle Database 10g
12 100 (1.88%) Big Data
13 97 (1.82%) Hadoop
14 83 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
15 80 (1.50%) NoSQL
16 74 (1.39%) SAS Data Integration Studio
17 59 (1.11%) Neo4j
17 59 (1.11%) OLTP
18 56 (1.05%) Base SAS
19 51 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 392 (7.36%) Subversion
2 336 (6.31%) Git (software)
3 260 (4.88%) Jenkins
4 191 (3.59%) JIRA
5 188 (3.53%) Maven
6 165 (3.10%) Ant
7 97 (1.82%) ClearCase
8 91 (1.71%) Oracle Forms
9 88 (1.65%) Eclipse
10 83 (1.56%) Selenium
11 74 (1.39%) JUnit
12 70 (1.31%) Cucumber
13 59 (1.11%) LoadRunner
14 56 (1.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 56 (1.05%) TeamCity
14 56 (1.05%) SoapUI
15 49 (0.92%) GoogleTest
16 40 (0.75%) NUnit
17 38 (0.71%) HP UFT
17 38 (0.71%) Hudson
General
1 1157 (21.72%) Finance
2 759 (14.25%) Banking
3 341 (6.40%) Investment Banking
4 283 (5.31%) Front Office
5 227 (4.26%) Telecoms
6 156 (2.93%) Retail
7 100 (1.88%) Financial Institution
8 82 (1.54%) Marketing
9 68 (1.28%) Back Office
10 57 (1.07%) Manufacturing
11 41 (0.77%) Billing
12 40 (0.75%) Legal
13 24 (0.45%) Electronics
14 23 (0.43%) General Ledger
15 20 (0.38%) Games
16 19 (0.36%) Publishing
17 18 (0.34%) Advertising
18 16 (0.30%) Spanish Language
19 15 (0.28%) Retail Banking
20 14 (0.26%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1518 (28.50%) Developer
2 733 (13.76%) Analyst
3 509 (9.56%) Architect
4 398 (7.47%) Java Developer
5 336 (6.31%) Administrator
6 296 (5.56%) Consultant
7 249 (4.67%) Support Analyst
8 210 (3.94%) Applications Support
9 191 (3.59%) C++ Developer
10 179 (3.36%) Systems Administrator
11 162 (3.04%) Technical Architect
12 159 (2.98%) Senior Developer
13 154 (2.89%) Test Analyst
14 148 (2.78%) DBA
15 143 (2.68%) Oracle Developer
16 141 (2.65%) DevOps Engineer
17 113 (2.12%) UNIX Administrator
18 108 (2.03%) Project Manager
19 102 (1.91%) Infrastructure Architect
20 93 (1.75%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 573 (10.76%) HTML
2 528 (9.91%) XML
3 349 (6.55%) Web Services
4 339 (6.36%) .NET
5 336 (6.31%) J2EE
6 300 (5.63%) Middleware
7 270 (5.07%) CSS
8 184 (3.45%) Spring
9 175 (3.29%) REST
10 170 (3.19%) FIX Protocol
11 155 (2.91%) SOAP
12 134 (2.52%) JSP
13 132 (2.48%) Hibernate
14 121 (2.27%) HTML5
15 108 (2.03%) RESTful
16 106 (1.99%) ASP.NET
17 104 (1.95%) Java EE
18 88 (1.65%) STL
19 86 (1.61%) WebSphere MQ
20 80 (1.50%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 442 (8.30%) Analytical Skills
2 284 (5.33%) Data Centre
3 219 (4.11%) Derivative
4 181 (3.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 177 (3.32%) Computer Science
6 168 (3.15%) Clustering
7 159 (2.98%) Equities
8 130 (2.44%) Fixed Income
9 125 (2.35%) Mainframe
10 124 (2.33%) Management Information System
11 92 (1.73%) Visualisation
12 90 (1.69%) Replication
13 70 (1.31%) Client/Server
14 69 (1.30%) PKI
15 47 (0.88%) Equity Derivative
16 45 (0.84%) Data Integration
17 44 (0.83%) Data Structures
18 39 (0.73%) Data Extraction
18 39 (0.73%) Mathematics
19 38 (0.71%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 2672 (50.16%) Linux
2 1438 (26.99%) Windows
3 610 (11.45%) Solaris
4 389 (7.30%) AIX
5 358 (6.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 226 (4.24%) Mac OS X
7 165 (3.10%) Windows Server 2008
8 149 (2.80%) Windows Server 2003
9 109 (2.05%) HPUX
10 80 (1.50%) Windows Server 2012
11 67 (1.26%) CentOS
12 63 (1.18%) Ubuntu
13 53 (0.99%) Windows XP
14 52 (0.98%) Windows 7
15 39 (0.73%) SUSE
16 34 (0.64%) Apple iOS
17 33 (0.62%) Android
18 31 (0.58%) Oracle Linux
19 27 (0.51%) Windows NT
20 26 (0.49%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 936 (17.57%) Agile Software Development
2 552 (10.36%) Configuration Management
3 472 (8.86%) ITIL
4 380 (7.13%) Continuous Integration
5 373 (7.00%) Migration
6 353 (6.63%) TDD
7 319 (5.99%) DevOps
8 293 (5.50%) Scrum
9 292 (5.48%) SDLC
10 286 (5.37%) Project Management
11 263 (4.94%) Multithreading
12 261 (4.90%) OO
13 259 (4.86%) Performance Tuning
14 243 (4.56%) ETL
15 208 (3.90%) Software Engineering
16 190 (3.57%) E-Commerce
17 178 (3.34%) Web Development
18 174 (3.27%) Business Intelligence
18 174 (3.27%) Change Management
18 174 (3.27%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 1815 (34.07%) SQL
2 1541 (28.93%) Java
3 849 (15.94%) Shell Script
4 793 (14.89%) Perl
5 676 (12.69%) Python
6 555 (10.42%) JavaScript
7 517 (9.71%) PL/SQL
8 505 (9.48%) C++
9 328 (6.16%) Ruby
10 309 (5.80%) C
11 244 (4.58%) Bash Shell
12 230 (4.32%) C#
13 200 (3.75%) PHP
14 162 (3.04%) PowerShell
15 139 (2.61%) Korn
16 107 (2.01%) Scala
17 75 (1.41%) VB
18 50 (0.94%) VBScript
19 41 (0.77%) COBOL
20 37 (0.69%) AWK
Qualifications
1 625 (11.73%) Security Cleared
2 418 (7.85%) SC Cleared
3 352 (6.61%) Degree
4 164 (3.08%) DV Cleared
5 148 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
6 107 (2.01%) ISTQB
7 99 (1.86%) ISEB
8 84 (1.58%) Microsoft Certification
9 80 (1.50%) CCNA
10 60 (1.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 55 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
12 49 (0.92%) CCNP
13 44 (0.83%) CISSP
14 41 (0.77%) MCSE
15 36 (0.68%) MCITP
16 32 (0.60%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
17 29 (0.54%) Sun Certification
18 22 (0.41%) PMI Certification
19 21 (0.39%) PMP
19 21 (0.39%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 200 (3.75%) QA
2 88 (1.65%) SLA
3 26 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 20 (0.38%) Data Quality
5 16 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 10 (0.19%) PCI DSS
6 10 (0.19%) EMIR
7 9 (0.17%) FATCA
8 8 (0.15%) COBIT
8 8 (0.15%) Solvency II
8 8 (0.15%) ISO 9001
9 7 (0.13%) HL7
10 6 (0.11%) DICOM
10 6 (0.11%) GxP
10 6 (0.11%) Basel II
10 6 (0.11%) COREP
11 5 (0.094%) FINREP
12 4 (0.075%) PMBOK
13 2 (0.038%) ISO/IEC 14443
14 1 (0.019%) COSO
System Software
1 278 (5.22%) Active Directory
2 263 (4.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 79 (1.48%) Oracle RAC
4 74 (1.39%) vSphere
5 72 (1.35%) VMware ESX
6 68 (1.28%) NFS
7 66 (1.24%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 55 (1.03%) Hyper-V
9 39 (0.73%) XenApp
10 31 (0.58%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 26 (0.49%) Docker
12 24 (0.45%) Samba
13 22 (0.41%) KVM
14 19 (0.36%) HDFS
15 18 (0.34%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
16 17 (0.32%) Firmware
17 16 (0.30%) XenDesktop
18 14 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
18 14 (0.26%) Oracle Clusterware
18 14 (0.26%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 352 (6.61%) Puppet
2 200 (3.75%) Opscode Chef
3 122 (2.29%) Tivoli
4 100 (1.88%) Control-M
5 93 (1.75%) HP Quality Center
6 60 (1.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 60 (1.13%) NetBackup
7 59 (1.11%) Oracle RMAN
7 59 (1.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 58 (1.09%) Ansible
9 57 (1.07%) Nagios
10 50 (0.94%) BladeLogic
11 45 (0.84%) Salt
12 42 (0.79%) Data Guard
13 38 (0.71%) CA Single Sign-On
14 32 (0.60%) Oracle ZFS
15 30 (0.56%) SCOM
16 29 (0.54%) ITRS Geneos
17 28 (0.53%) SCCM
18 23 (0.43%) OpenView
Vendors
1 1716 (32.21%) Oracle
2 475 (8.92%) Microsoft
3 466 (8.75%) Red Hat
4 464 (8.71%) VMware
5 427 (8.02%) IBM
6 365 (6.85%) HP
7 323 (6.06%) Cisco
8 252 (4.73%) Sybase
9 195 (3.66%) Citrix
10 167 (3.13%) Sun
10 167 (3.13%) NetApp
11 155 (2.91%) Informatica
12 149 (2.80%) SAP
13 135 (2.53%) Veritas
14 127 (2.38%) EMC
15 112 (2.10%) Business Objects
16 100 (1.88%) TIBCO
17 98 (1.84%) F5
18 87 (1.63%) Juniper
19 86 (1.61%) Remedy
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per annum
Posted: 57 minutes ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £300 - £380 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Montash
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 11 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Montash
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 11 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Montash
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bingley, West Yorkshire
Connectus
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Computer People
Rate: £22.00 - £24.00 per hour
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 21 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: Excellent
Posted: 22 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: Yesterday
Blackpool, Lancashire
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £490.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leicestershire
LA International
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday