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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix
Rank 31 31 31
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Unix 2612 2549 2498
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 5.53% 5.43% 5.53%
As % of the Operating Systems category 25.90% 23.75% 24.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1652 1558 1505
Average daily rate £430 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £374 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.02% +6.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 21 45
Average hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.20 £12.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.58 £46.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £39.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-4.45% +86.90%
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
10085 10732 10112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.36% 22.85% 22.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 6188 6263 5607
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £175 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £307
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +9.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 734 870 931
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £15.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £36.45 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -6 1164 £488 +8.33% 249
South East +7 510 £400 +19.40% 91
West Midlands +15 237 £450 +7.65% 27
North West -8 193 £400 +6.66% 25
Yorkshire +3 163 £450 +20.00% 42
East Midlands +5 111 £376 +4.51% 11
South West +4 96 £363 -19.44% 41
East of England +4 93 £450 +20.00% 31
North East -20 48 £285 -13.63% 8
Midlands 0 8 £450 +30.43%
Unix
UK

Unix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 2905 (53.95%) Linux
2 1770 (32.87%) SQL
3 1732 (32.16%) Oracle
4 1683 (31.25%) Java
5 1484 (27.56%) Windows
6 1207 (22.41%) Finance
7 1178 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
8 891 (16.55%) Shell Script
9 816 (15.15%) Python
10 813 (15.10%) Perl
11 746 (13.85%) Security Cleared
12 718 (13.33%) Banking
13 671 (12.46%) JavaScript
14 624 (11.59%) Git (software)
15 617 (11.46%) Solaris
16 615 (11.42%) HTML
17 577 (10.71%) Red Hat
18 568 (10.55%) VMware
18 568 (10.55%) Subversion
19 536 (9.95%) SC Cleared
20 531 (9.86%) Analytical Skills
21 530 (9.84%) Configuration Management
22 506 (9.40%) SQL Server
23 501 (9.30%) IBM
24 500 (9.29%) PL/SQL
25 494 (9.17%) C++
26 493 (9.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
27 468 (8.69%) Puppet
28 466 (8.65%) XML
29 464 (8.62%) Ruby

Unix
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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
1 365 (6.78%) Apache
2 356 (6.61%) Tomcat
3 352 (6.54%) WebLogic
4 305 (5.66%) WebSphere
5 213 (3.96%) JBoss
6 187 (3.47%) Node.js
7 174 (3.23%) SAS
8 97 (1.80%) SharePoint
9 95 (1.76%) Confluence
10 92 (1.71%) WebSphere Application Server
11 88 (1.63%) Jetty
12 73 (1.36%) IIS
13 72 (1.34%) MS Exchange
14 71 (1.32%) OpenStack
15 56 (1.04%) Elasticsearch
16 54 (1.00%) CMS
17 53 (0.98%) nginx
18 45 (0.84%) Documentum
19 41 (0.76%) Apache Spark
20 32 (0.59%) MQSeries
Applications
1 184 (3.42%) MS Excel
2 87 (1.62%) MS Office
3 69 (1.28%) MS Visio
4 45 (0.84%) MS PowerPoint
5 35 (0.65%) MS Project
6 27 (0.50%) PaintShop Pro
7 24 (0.45%) HipChat
8 19 (0.35%) SPSS
9 16 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
10 3 (0.056%) Acrobat
10 3 (0.056%) AutoCAD
10 3 (0.056%) Photoshop
10 3 (0.056%) Siemens NX
11 2 (0.037%) OmniGraffle
11 2 (0.037%) Simulink
12 1 (0.019%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.019%) Doxygen
12 1 (0.019%) Stata
Business Applications
1 37 (0.69%) Oracle EBS
2 23 (0.43%) OpenText Process Suite
3 22 (0.41%) Magento
3 22 (0.41%) Oracle EBS R12
4 21 (0.39%) Oracle Applications
5 20 (0.37%) Oracle BPM
5 20 (0.37%) Oracle BRM
6 19 (0.35%) Oracle Payables
7 18 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
8 15 (0.28%) Oracle Receivables
9 13 (0.24%) Oracle General Ledger
10 10 (0.19%) Maximo
10 10 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 9 (0.17%) ION MarketView
11 9 (0.17%) Markit EDM
11 9 (0.17%) Oracle 11i
11 9 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
12 8 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
13 7 (0.13%) BusinessWorks
13 7 (0.13%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 246 (4.57%) Amazon AWS
2 61 (1.13%) GitHub
3 51 (0.95%) Microsoft Azure
4 49 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
5 47 (0.87%) IaaS
6 41 (0.76%) PaaS
7 36 (0.67%) SaaS
8 25 (0.46%) AWS CloudFormation
9 22 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
10 18 (0.33%) Office 365
11 14 (0.26%) Amazon S3
12 11 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
13 9 (0.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 9 (0.17%) Amazon SQS
13 9 (0.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 7 (0.13%) Force.com
15 5 (0.093%) AWS Lambda
15 5 (0.093%) IBM PureFlex
16 2 (0.037%) Amazon CloudSearch
16 2 (0.037%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 389 (7.22%) HTTP
2 355 (6.59%) TCP/IP
3 291 (5.40%) SAN
4 260 (4.83%) DNS
5 245 (4.55%) Firewall
6 212 (3.94%) Internet
7 181 (3.36%) LDAP
8 148 (2.75%) SSL
9 118 (2.19%) LAN
10 110 (2.04%) WAN
11 107 (1.99%) FTP
12 99 (1.84%) SSH
13 95 (1.76%) NAS
14 90 (1.67%) Network Security
15 83 (1.54%) SMTP
16 74 (1.37%) VPN
17 73 (1.36%) DHCP
18 58 (1.08%) SNMP
19 54 (1.00%) Intrusion Detection
20 45 (0.84%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 506 (9.40%) SQL Server
2 445 (8.26%) Oracle Database
3 399 (7.41%) Relational Database
4 313 (5.81%) MongoDB
5 297 (5.52%) MySQL
6 258 (4.79%) DB2
7 230 (4.27%) NoSQL
8 228 (4.23%) PostgreSQL
9 209 (3.88%) Oracle Database 11g
10 181 (3.36%) Hadoop
11 169 (3.14%) Data Warehouse
12 145 (2.69%) BusinessObjects
13 135 (2.51%) Big Data
14 126 (2.34%) Apache Cassandra
15 110 (2.04%) Oracle Reports
16 106 (1.97%) Neo4j
17 101 (1.88%) Oracle Database 10g
18 83 (1.54%) Oracle Database 12c
19 71 (1.32%) Apache Hive
20 58 (1.08%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 624 (11.59%) Git (software)
2 568 (10.55%) Subversion
3 452 (8.39%) Jenkins
4 337 (6.26%) Maven
5 223 (4.14%) JIRA
6 182 (3.38%) Ant
7 181 (3.36%) JUnit
8 172 (3.19%) ClearCase
9 144 (2.67%) Eclipse
10 126 (2.34%) Cucumber
11 98 (1.82%) Mockito
12 97 (1.80%) Gradle
13 94 (1.75%) ClearQuest
13 94 (1.75%) Selenium
14 68 (1.26%) Toad
15 67 (1.24%) Oracle Forms
16 63 (1.17%) Hudson
16 63 (1.17%) JMeter
17 53 (0.98%) NUnit
18 52 (0.97%) SoapUI
General
1 1207 (22.41%) Finance
2 718 (13.33%) Banking
3 326 (6.05%) Investment Banking
4 228 (4.23%) Front Office
5 192 (3.57%) Telecoms
6 163 (3.03%) Retail
7 78 (1.45%) Financial Institution
8 49 (0.91%) Back Office
9 48 (0.89%) Marketing
10 45 (0.84%) Manufacturing
11 30 (0.56%) Billing
12 26 (0.48%) Games
12 26 (0.48%) Legal
13 25 (0.46%) Advertising
14 24 (0.45%) Electronics
15 23 (0.43%) Military
16 21 (0.39%) Retail Banking
17 17 (0.32%) Automotive
18 12 (0.22%) International Banking
18 12 (0.22%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1719 (31.92%) Developer
2 630 (11.70%) Java Developer
3 614 (11.40%) Analyst
4 487 (9.04%) Architect
5 402 (7.47%) Administrator
6 288 (5.35%) Consultant
7 258 (4.79%) DevOps Engineer
8 233 (4.33%) Systems Administrator
9 227 (4.22%) Senior Developer
10 205 (3.81%) Unix Engineer
11 204 (3.79%) Linux Engineer
12 202 (3.75%) Unix Administrator
13 198 (3.68%) C++ Developer
14 188 (3.49%) Oracle Developer
15 183 (3.40%) Support Analyst
16 179 (3.32%) DBA
17 153 (2.84%) Applications Support
18 152 (2.82%) Senior Java Developer
19 142 (2.64%) Unix Systems Administrator
20 135 (2.51%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 615 (11.42%) HTML
2 466 (8.65%) XML
3 432 (8.02%) Web Services
4 383 (7.11%) CSS
4 383 (7.11%) REST
5 361 (6.70%) Middleware
6 336 (6.24%) J2EE
7 296 (5.50%) .NET
8 265 (4.92%) SOAP
9 262 (4.87%) Spring
10 173 (3.21%) JSON
11 165 (3.06%) Hibernate
12 163 (3.03%) jQuery
13 150 (2.79%) HTML5
14 137 (2.54%) JMS
15 129 (2.40%) AngularJS
16 117 (2.17%) FIX Protocol
17 113 (2.10%) RESTful
18 105 (1.95%) Java EE
19 98 (1.82%) JAX-RS
Miscellaneous
1 531 (9.86%) Analytical Skills
2 323 (6.00%) Data Centre
3 193 (3.58%) Computer Science
4 187 (3.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 157 (2.92%) Equities
6 152 (2.82%) Management Information System
7 144 (2.67%) Mainframe
8 131 (2.43%) Derivative
9 115 (2.14%) Clustering
9 115 (2.14%) Fixed Income
10 85 (1.58%) Visualisation
11 75 (1.39%) HACMP
12 68 (1.26%) Replication
12 68 (1.26%) User Experience
13 67 (1.24%) Client/Server
14 61 (1.13%) PKI
15 59 (1.10%) DataPower
16 49 (0.91%) Credit Risk
17 48 (0.89%) Data Integration
18 46 (0.85%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2905 (53.95%) Linux
2 1484 (27.56%) Windows
3 617 (11.46%) Solaris
4 493 (9.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 445 (8.26%) AIX
6 297 (5.52%) Mac OS X
7 263 (4.88%) Windows Server
8 146 (2.71%) Windows Server 2008
9 118 (2.19%) HPUX
10 97 (1.80%) CentOS
11 89 (1.65%) Windows Server 2003
12 85 (1.58%) Windows Server 2012
13 84 (1.56%) Mac OS
14 83 (1.54%) SUSE
15 64 (1.19%) MVS
16 63 (1.17%) Ubuntu
17 42 (0.78%) Oracle Linux
18 40 (0.74%) Windows XP
18 40 (0.74%) zOS
19 35 (0.65%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1178 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
2 530 (9.84%) Configuration Management
3 453 (8.41%) DevOps
4 427 (7.93%) ITIL
5 415 (7.71%) Continuous Integration
6 387 (7.19%) Migration
7 377 (7.00%) OO
8 347 (6.44%) TDD
9 328 (6.09%) Scrum
9 328 (6.09%) SDLC
10 321 (5.96%) Software Engineering
11 320 (5.94%) Multithreading
12 276 (5.13%) Open Source
13 266 (4.94%) Business Intelligence
14 243 (4.51%) Unit Testing
15 231 (4.29%) Project Management
16 216 (4.01%) High Availability
17 214 (3.97%) Performance Tuning
18 193 (3.58%) Disaster Recovery
19 192 (3.57%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 1770 (32.87%) SQL
2 1683 (31.25%) Java
3 891 (16.55%) Shell Script
4 816 (15.15%) Python
5 813 (15.10%) Perl
6 671 (12.46%) JavaScript
7 500 (9.29%) PL/SQL
8 494 (9.17%) C++
9 464 (8.62%) Ruby
10 310 (5.76%) C
11 308 (5.72%) Bash Shell
12 233 (4.33%) C#
13 208 (3.86%) PowerShell
14 184 (3.42%) PHP
15 183 (3.40%) Scala
16 146 (2.71%) Korn
17 85 (1.58%) VB
18 54 (1.00%) Jython
19 52 (0.97%) Groovy
20 49 (0.91%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 746 (13.85%) Security Cleared
2 536 (9.95%) SC Cleared
3 319 (5.92%) Degree
4 138 (2.56%) DV Cleared
5 95 (1.76%) Cisco Certification
6 90 (1.67%) CISSP
7 75 (1.39%) ISEB
8 71 (1.32%) ISTQB
9 55 (1.02%) CCNA
10 48 (0.89%) CISM
11 46 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
12 40 (0.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 38 (0.71%) MCSE
14 33 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
14 33 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
15 27 (0.50%) CCNP
16 20 (0.37%) MCP
17 19 (0.35%) CESG Certified Professional
17 19 (0.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 18 (0.33%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 163 (3.03%) QA
2 149 (2.77%) SLA
3 64 (1.19%) Disclosure Scotland
4 52 (0.97%) PCI DSS
5 29 (0.54%) Data Quality
6 19 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 16 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 7 (0.13%) COBIT
9 6 (0.11%) ISO 9001
10 5 (0.093%) HL7
10 5 (0.093%) ISO 8583
10 5 (0.093%) TickIT
11 3 (0.056%) Basel II
11 3 (0.056%) DICOM
11 3 (0.056%) ISO27002
11 3 (0.056%) SDET
11 3 (0.056%) SEPA
11 3 (0.056%) Solvency II
12 2 (0.037%) FINREP
12 2 (0.037%) MiFID
System Software
1 338 (6.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 288 (5.35%) Active Directory
3 125 (2.32%) Docker
4 110 (2.04%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 97 (1.80%) NFS
6 95 (1.76%) VMware ESX
7 82 (1.52%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 73 (1.36%) vSphere
9 57 (1.06%) Oracle RAC
10 38 (0.71%) Hyper-V
11 34 (0.63%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 32 (0.59%) Veritas File System
12 32 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
13 30 (0.56%) Samba
14 24 (0.45%) Xen
15 20 (0.37%) GlusterFS
15 20 (0.37%) GPFS
15 20 (0.37%) Time Sharing Option
16 18 (0.33%) KVM
17 16 (0.30%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 468 (8.69%) Puppet
2 219 (4.07%) Opscode Chef
3 143 (2.66%) Tivoli
4 142 (2.64%) Ansible
5 95 (1.76%) Nagios
6 88 (1.63%) Control-M
7 74 (1.37%) NetBackup
8 58 (1.08%) logstash
9 52 (0.97%) HP Quality Center
10 46 (0.85%) Oracle RMAN
11 44 (0.82%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 43 (0.80%) Graphite
13 40 (0.74%) Kibana
14 39 (0.72%) ITRS Geneos
14 39 (0.72%) Oracle ZFS
15 38 (0.71%) SCOM
16 32 (0.59%) Salt
17 29 (0.54%) Cobbler
18 28 (0.52%) Data Guard
19 27 (0.50%) Grafana
Vendors
1 1732 (32.16%) Oracle
2 577 (10.71%) Red Hat
3 568 (10.55%) VMware
4 501 (9.30%) IBM
5 413 (7.67%) Microsoft
6 318 (5.91%) HP
7 241 (4.48%) Sybase
8 217 (4.03%) Informatica
9 195 (3.62%) Cisco
10 190 (3.53%) Veritas
11 174 (3.23%) EMC
12 150 (2.79%) Sun
13 144 (2.67%) Citrix
14 132 (2.45%) Pega
15 125 (2.32%) SAP
16 119 (2.21%) webMethods
17 98 (1.82%) NetApp
18 96 (1.78%) Splunk
19 73 (1.36%) BEA
20 72 (1.34%) Teradata
Hertfordshire
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: Up to £385 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
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Rate: £400.00 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £535 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Barnsley, South Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day + negotiable
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City, London
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Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
Coded People
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £540.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
Stealth IT
Rate: Unspecified £Market
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
Stealth IT
Rate: Unspecified £Market
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oscar
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Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
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City, London
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West Midlands (County)
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London
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Croydon, Surrey
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London
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Liverpool, Merseyside
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Halifax, West Yorkshire
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West London
Experis Ltd
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East Midlands
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