The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the England region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 31 36 20
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -16
Contract jobs citing UNIX 2707 2083 3345
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 5.27% 4.82% 6.01%
As % of the Operating Systems category 24.22% 22.80% 29.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1631 1248 1928
Average daily rate £400 £425 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £570 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 70 99
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -17.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.45 £17.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £42.05 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-8.33% -7.69%
Operating Systems Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
11179 9136 11279
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.77% 21.16% 20.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 6332 4943 5879
Average daily rate £350 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.91% -3.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1011 944 1111
Average hourly rate £16.20 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.42% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
UNIX
UK

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London +1 1348 £450 - 369
South East +5 537 £375 +7.14% 109
North West -8 151 £375 +4.02% 62
East of England +13 150 £413 +13.79% 68
South West -6 143 £371 -7.37% 30
West Midlands +7 122 £325 - 21
Yorkshire +7 107 £350 +2.94% 60
North East +9 92 £266 +2.40% 14
East Midlands -13 47 £350 +11.11% 19
Midlands +3 2 £275 -45.00% 3
South Coast - - - -
UNIX
UK

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 2412 (47.22%) Linux
2 1979 (38.74%) Oracle
3 1843 (36.08%) SQL
4 1582 (30.97%) Windows
5 1413 (27.66%) Java
6 1235 (24.18%) Finance
7 838 (16.41%) Perl
8 791 (15.49%) Banking
9 778 (15.23%) Solaris
10 712 (13.94%) Shell Script
11 692 (13.55%) Oracle Database
12 553 (10.83%) ITIL
13 547 (10.71%) Red Hat
14 542 (10.61%) HTML
15 530 (10.38%) XML
16 508 (9.95%) JavaScript
17 505 (9.89%) PL/SQL
18 459 (8.99%) VMware
19 453 (8.87%) Relational Database
20 452 (8.85%) Microsoft
21 440 (8.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 436 (8.54%) Python
23 435 (8.52%) Security Cleared
24 431 (8.44%) SAN
25 428 (8.38%) IBM
26 421 (8.24%) HP
27 417 (8.16%) SQL Server
28 414 (8.10%) AIX
29 408 (7.99%) Web Services
30 391 (7.65%) Agile Software Development

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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
1 338 (6.62%) Apache
2 324 (6.34%) WebSphere
3 318 (6.23%) Tomcat
4 300 (5.87%) WebLogic
5 131 (2.56%) IIS
6 119 (2.33%) WebSphere Application Server
7 115 (2.25%) SAS
8 83 (1.62%) SharePoint
9 76 (1.49%) MS Exchange
10 70 (1.37%) Node.js
11 64 (1.25%) CMS
12 55 (1.08%) MQSeries
13 54 (1.06%) Confluence
14 50 (0.98%) Oracle Workflow
15 41 (0.80%) Oracle Application Server
16 36 (0.70%) nginx
17 35 (0.69%) Oracle Service Bus
17 35 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2003
18 32 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
19 30 (0.59%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 217 (4.25%) MS Excel
2 115 (2.25%) MS Office
3 66 (1.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 55 (1.08%) MS Visio
5 32 (0.63%) MS Project
6 26 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.12%) InfoPath
8 5 (0.098%) SPSS
9 3 (0.059%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.059%) Fireworks
9 3 (0.059%) Mingle
10 2 (0.039%) Windchill
10 2 (0.039%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.020%) Stata
11 1 (0.020%) DOC1
11 1 (0.020%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 104 (2.04%) Oracle EBS
2 59 (1.16%) Oracle Applications
3 49 (0.96%) Oracle EBS R12
4 31 (0.61%) Oracle 11i
5 29 (0.57%) ION MarketView
5 29 (0.57%) Oracle Payables
6 28 (0.55%) RMDS
7 25 (0.49%) Oracle BPM
8 20 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
9 19 (0.37%) Tridion
10 14 (0.27%) CSG Singleview
10 14 (0.27%) Global One
10 14 (0.27%) Oracle General Ledger
11 12 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
11 12 (0.23%) Maximo
12 11 (0.22%) Murex MxG2000
13 10 (0.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
13 10 (0.20%) Oracle Retail
14 9 (0.18%) Temenos T24
15 8 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 84 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
2 43 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
3 41 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
4 18 (0.35%) Microsoft Azure
5 15 (0.29%) Amazon S3
6 13 (0.25%) SaaS
6 13 (0.25%) Joyent
7 9 (0.18%) GitHub
7 9 (0.18%) IaaS
8 5 (0.098%) Office 365
9 3 (0.059%) PaaS
10 2 (0.039%) Google App Engine
10 2 (0.039%) Rackspace Cloud
10 2 (0.039%) Amazon EMR
11 1 (0.020%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 431 (8.44%) SAN
2 339 (6.64%) TCP/IP
3 290 (5.68%) Firewall
4 234 (4.58%) DNS
5 193 (3.78%) HTTP
6 192 (3.76%) LDAP
7 164 (3.21%) NAS
8 148 (2.90%) SSL
9 145 (2.84%) LAN
10 141 (2.76%) Internet
11 129 (2.53%) WAN
12 118 (2.31%) FTP
13 79 (1.55%) DHCP
14 75 (1.47%) VPN
15 70 (1.37%) SSH
16 66 (1.29%) Network Security
17 59 (1.16%) HTTPS
18 55 (1.08%) Multicast
19 49 (0.96%) SMTP
20 46 (0.90%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 692 (13.55%) Oracle Database
2 453 (8.87%) Relational Database
3 417 (8.16%) SQL Server
4 344 (6.73%) Oracle Database 11g
5 303 (5.93%) MySQL
6 263 (5.15%) RDBMS
7 233 (4.56%) DB2
8 230 (4.50%) Data Warehouse
9 218 (4.27%) Oracle Database 10g
10 162 (3.17%) Oracle Reports
11 66 (1.29%) MongoDB
12 61 (1.19%) NoSQL
13 55 (1.08%) Oracle9i Database
13 55 (1.08%) Big Data
14 50 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 49 (0.96%) Hadoop
16 48 (0.94%) Apache Cassandra
17 45 (0.88%) PowerCenter
18 39 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
19 38 (0.74%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 355 (6.95%) Subversion
2 191 (3.74%) Git (software)
3 184 (3.60%) JIRA
4 176 (3.45%) Ant
5 161 (3.15%) Jenkins
6 158 (3.09%) Maven
7 135 (2.64%) JUnit
8 119 (2.33%) Eclipse
9 107 (2.09%) Oracle Forms
10 92 (1.80%) Selenium
11 78 (1.53%) ClearCase
11 78 (1.53%) Toad
12 65 (1.27%) LoadRunner
13 45 (0.88%) WebDriver
14 43 (0.84%) Cucumber
15 41 (0.80%) TeamCity
16 40 (0.78%) QuickTest Pro
17 34 (0.67%) Oracle APEX
17 34 (0.67%) Hudson
18 32 (0.63%) Mockito
General
1 1235 (24.18%) Finance
2 791 (15.49%) Banking
3 378 (7.40%) Investment Banking
4 233 (4.56%) Telecoms
5 217 (4.25%) Front Office
6 159 (3.11%) Retail
7 98 (1.92%) Financial Institution
8 81 (1.59%) Manufacturing
9 72 (1.41%) Back Office
10 61 (1.19%) Marketing
11 40 (0.78%) Legal
12 35 (0.69%) Advertising
13 29 (0.57%) Games
13 29 (0.57%) Billing
14 24 (0.47%) Retail Banking
15 19 (0.37%) Military
15 19 (0.37%) Publishing
16 11 (0.22%) Electronics
16 11 (0.22%) Law
17 8 (0.16%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1379 (27.00%) Developer
2 720 (14.10%) Analyst
3 427 (8.36%) Administrator
4 333 (6.52%) Java Developer
5 292 (5.72%) Architect
6 285 (5.58%) DBA
7 278 (5.44%) Consultant
8 210 (4.11%) Oracle DBA
9 199 (3.90%) Systems Administrator
10 186 (3.64%) UNIX Administrator
11 177 (3.47%) Support Engineer
11 177 (3.47%) Applications Support
12 174 (3.41%) Support Analyst
13 157 (3.07%) C++ Developer
14 156 (3.05%) Senior Developer
15 145 (2.84%) Project Manager
16 131 (2.56%) UNIX Systems Administrator
17 125 (2.45%) Test Analyst
18 123 (2.41%) Tester
19 110 (2.15%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 542 (10.61%) HTML
2 530 (10.38%) XML
3 408 (7.99%) Web Services
4 378 (7.40%) .NET
5 336 (6.58%) Middleware
6 333 (6.52%) J2EE
7 324 (6.34%) CSS
8 288 (5.64%) Spring
9 203 (3.97%) JSP
10 192 (3.76%) jQuery
11 139 (2.72%) Hibernate
12 135 (2.64%) Ajax
13 129 (2.53%) HTML5
14 119 (2.33%) SOAP
15 110 (2.15%) ASP.NET
16 96 (1.88%) JMS
17 89 (1.74%) XSLT
18 87 (1.70%) REST
19 82 (1.61%) WebSphere MQ
20 79 (1.55%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 244 (4.78%) Derivative
2 218 (4.27%) Clustering
3 192 (3.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 175 (3.43%) Mainframe
5 150 (2.94%) Open Source
6 141 (2.76%) Fixed Income
7 132 (2.58%) Computer Science
8 126 (2.47%) Equities
9 122 (2.39%) Management Information System
10 121 (2.37%) Enterprise Software
11 112 (2.19%) Replication
12 56 (1.10%) PKI
13 44 (0.86%) CLARiiON
14 41 (0.80%) Web 2.0
15 39 (0.76%) Credit Risk
16 36 (0.70%) Mobile App
17 35 (0.69%) AS400
18 32 (0.63%) STB
19 31 (0.61%) GIS
20 29 (0.57%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 2412 (47.22%) Linux
2 1582 (30.97%) Windows
3 778 (15.23%) Solaris
4 440 (8.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 414 (8.10%) AIX
6 200 (3.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 197 (3.86%) Windows Server 2003
8 153 (3.00%) HPUX
9 102 (2.00%) Windows XP
10 74 (1.45%) Windows 7
11 61 (1.19%) Windows 2000
12 56 (1.10%) SUSE
13 48 (0.94%) CentOS
14 42 (0.82%) Mac OS X
15 41 (0.80%) VMS
15 41 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
16 29 (0.57%) Oracle Linux
17 28 (0.55%) Debian
18 24 (0.47%) Apple iOS
19 23 (0.45%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 553 (10.83%) ITIL
2 391 (7.65%) Agile Software Development
3 305 (5.97%) Project Management
4 304 (5.95%) Configuration Management
5 303 (5.93%) OO
6 298 (5.83%) Migration
7 275 (5.38%) Continuous Integration
8 270 (5.29%) Performance Tuning
9 243 (4.76%) Change Management
10 223 (4.37%) Scrum
11 212 (4.15%) TDD
12 197 (3.86%) Disaster Recovery
12 197 (3.86%) Business Intelligence
13 174 (3.41%) E-Commerce
14 172 (3.37%) Multithreading
15 157 (3.07%) SOA
16 156 (3.05%) PRINCE2
17 153 (3.00%) Service Management
18 147 (2.88%) Web Development
19 142 (2.78%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1843 (36.08%) SQL
2 1413 (27.66%) Java
3 838 (16.41%) Perl
4 712 (13.94%) Shell Script
5 508 (9.95%) JavaScript
6 505 (9.89%) PL/SQL
7 436 (8.54%) Python
8 387 (7.58%) C++
9 252 (4.93%) C
10 223 (4.37%) C#
11 221 (4.33%) Bash Shell
12 210 (4.11%) Ruby
13 184 (3.60%) PHP
14 124 (2.43%) Korn
15 110 (2.15%) Scala
16 99 (1.94%) PowerShell
17 90 (1.76%) VB
18 76 (1.49%) T-SQL
19 49 (0.96%) AWK
20 43 (0.84%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 435 (8.52%) Security Cleared
2 334 (6.54%) SC Cleared
3 318 (6.23%) Degree
4 96 (1.88%) DV Cleared
5 90 (1.76%) ISEB
6 89 (1.74%) ISTQB
7 88 (1.72%) CISSP
8 64 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
9 56 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
10 50 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
10 50 (0.98%) CISM
11 45 (0.88%) Oracle Certification
12 44 (0.86%) CCNP
13 42 (0.82%) MCSE
14 41 (0.80%) OCP
15 35 (0.69%) RHCE
16 34 (0.67%) PMI Certification
17 30 (0.59%) Sun Certification
18 27 (0.53%) CISA
18 27 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 204 (3.99%) QA
2 116 (2.27%) SLA
3 42 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 31 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 20 (0.39%) PCI DSS
6 15 (0.29%) COBIT
7 10 (0.20%) ISO 9001
8 9 (0.18%) Data Quality
9 7 (0.14%) TickIT
9 7 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 6 (0.12%) BS7799
10 6 (0.12%) Basel III
11 5 (0.098%) EMIR
11 5 (0.098%) CRD IV
11 5 (0.098%) Dodd-Frank
12 4 (0.078%) JSP 440
13 3 (0.059%) FINREP
14 2 (0.039%) COREP
14 2 (0.039%) ISO 8583
14 2 (0.039%) ISO 9002
System Software
1 291 (5.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 265 (5.19%) Active Directory
3 180 (3.52%) Oracle RAC
4 113 (2.21%) NFS
5 111 (2.17%) Oracle RMAN
6 98 (1.92%) VMware ESX
7 71 (1.39%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 68 (1.33%) vSphere
9 62 (1.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 51 (1.00%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 46 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
12 40 (0.78%) Hyper-V
13 32 (0.63%) Samba
14 28 (0.55%) Veritas File System
15 25 (0.49%) KVM
16 24 (0.47%) vCloud
16 24 (0.47%) Nmap
17 23 (0.45%) XenApp
17 23 (0.45%) XenServer
17 23 (0.45%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 200 (3.92%) Puppet
2 175 (3.43%) Tivoli
3 154 (3.01%) Opscode Chef
4 131 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
5 128 (2.51%) Data Guard
6 101 (1.98%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 89 (1.74%) Control-M
7 89 (1.74%) NetBackup
8 75 (1.47%) Nagios
9 72 (1.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 39 (0.76%) BladeLogic
11 27 (0.53%) Veritas Storage Foundation
12 25 (0.49%) Nessus
13 24 (0.47%) SCCM
14 22 (0.43%) SCOM
15 21 (0.41%) BMC PATROL
16 19 (0.37%) Ganglia
16 19 (0.37%) collectd
17 17 (0.33%) Cobbler
17 17 (0.33%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 1979 (38.74%) Oracle
2 547 (10.71%) Red Hat
3 459 (8.99%) VMware
4 452 (8.85%) Microsoft
5 428 (8.38%) IBM
6 421 (8.24%) HP
7 284 (5.56%) Sybase
8 242 (4.74%) Sun
9 223 (4.37%) Cisco
10 196 (3.84%) Veritas
11 187 (3.66%) EMC
12 167 (3.27%) JBoss
13 166 (3.25%) Citrix
14 123 (2.41%) NetApp
15 113 (2.21%) TIBCO
16 110 (2.15%) Informatica
17 97 (1.90%) SAP
18 86 (1.68%) Reuters
19 81 (1.59%) BMC
20 80 (1.57%) Business Objects
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £500 per day excellent rates or salaries
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Brentford, Middlesex
Experis IT
Rate: £450 - £545 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Network ITR
Rate: 600 to 700 per day GBP
Posted: 3 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £300 to £425 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Cheshire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £240 - £250 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 4 hours ago
Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Competitive rates
Posted: 5 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £275 to £300 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: 300 - 400
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £425 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
South East
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £500 per day + Market rates
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £320 - £325 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Hampshire
Proactive Appointments
Rate: Unspecified Market Rate
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Computer People
Rate: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Pension and Other Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Excellent market rate paid weekly
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Pioneer Search
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: Yesterday