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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 30 28 26
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Contract jobs citing UNIX 2803 2695 3007
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 5.36% 5.59% 5.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 23.93% 24.37% 26.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1685 1633 1717
Average daily rate
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£425 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £272 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 56 58
Average hourly rate £30.00 £26.25 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -22.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £17.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.70 £56.16 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £29.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+7.75% -14.70%
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
11715 11058 11146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.42% 22.93% 21.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 6869 6352 5808
Average daily rate £350 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £180 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1042 979 1123
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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 1513 £450 - 370
South East -10 444 £375 - 134
East of England +15 178 £410 +31.20% 49
West Midlands +23 141 £350 -6.66% 25
South West +14 128 £418 +36.88% 43
North West -11 125 £375 +21.75% 31
Yorkshire -10 99 £391 +11.78% 44
East Midlands +7 94 £363 +11.53% 10
North East +18 78 £335 -2.54% 11
Midlands -1 2 - - 1
UNIX
UK

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 2689 (50.69%) Linux
2 1975 (37.23%) Oracle
3 1808 (34.08%) SQL
4 1569 (29.58%) Java
5 1496 (28.20%) Windows
6 1242 (23.41%) Finance
7 834 (15.72%) Banking
8 807 (15.21%) Shell Script
9 796 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
10 765 (14.42%) Perl
11 718 (13.53%) HTML
12 630 (11.88%) JavaScript
13 607 (11.44%) Solaris
14 601 (11.33%) Python
15 588 (11.08%) XML
16 582 (10.97%) Oracle Database
17 565 (10.65%) Red Hat
18 553 (10.42%) Microsoft
19 525 (9.90%) Relational Database
20 495 (9.33%) Subversion
21 491 (9.26%) PL/SQL
22 478 (9.01%) VMware
23 467 (8.80%) ITIL
24 464 (8.75%) C++
25 459 (8.65%) Security Cleared
26 454 (8.56%) HP
27 448 (8.44%) Web Services
28 432 (8.14%) Configuration Management
29 423 (7.97%) MySQL
30 416 (7.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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
1 357 (6.73%) Apache
2 330 (6.22%) WebLogic
3 326 (6.15%) WebSphere
4 299 (5.64%) Tomcat
5 94 (1.77%) IIS
6 82 (1.55%) SharePoint
7 76 (1.43%) Confluence
8 74 (1.39%) MS Exchange
8 74 (1.39%) WebSphere Application Server
9 70 (1.32%) Node.js
10 68 (1.28%) SAS
11 59 (1.11%) MQSeries
12 58 (1.09%) Oracle Workflow
13 49 (0.92%) nginx
14 38 (0.72%) CMS
15 34 (0.64%) Oracle Service Bus
16 32 (0.60%) Oracle Coherence
17 29 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2003
17 29 (0.55%) TIBCO EMS
18 27 (0.51%) CICS
Applications
1 252 (4.75%) MS Excel
2 133 (2.51%) MS Office
3 65 (1.23%) MS Visio
4 32 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
5 31 (0.58%) MS Project
6 23 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
7 10 (0.19%) InfoPath
8 6 (0.11%) Photoshop
9 5 (0.094%) Fireworks
10 2 (0.038%) SPSS
10 2 (0.038%) GIMP
10 2 (0.038%) Gephi
11 1 (0.019%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.019%) Maya
11 1 (0.019%) CATIA
11 1 (0.019%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 161 (3.03%) Oracle EBS
2 44 (0.83%) Oracle EBS R12
3 40 (0.75%) Oracle Applications
4 33 (0.62%) Oracle BPM
4 33 (0.62%) ION MarketView
4 33 (0.62%) RMDS
5 28 (0.53%) Oracle Payables
6 22 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
6 22 (0.41%) Oracle General Ledger
7 21 (0.40%) BusinessWorks
8 20 (0.38%) Oracle Receivables
9 19 (0.36%) CSG Singleview
10 14 (0.26%) Oracle Financials
11 13 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 9 (0.17%) Oracle Cash Management
12 9 (0.17%) Remedy AR System
12 9 (0.17%) Oracle 11i
13 8 (0.15%) Staffware
13 8 (0.15%) TIBCO iProcess
14 7 (0.13%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Cloud Services
1 154 (2.90%) Amazon AWS
2 96 (1.81%) Amazon EC2
3 41 (0.77%) Amazon S3
4 34 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
5 20 (0.38%) GitHub
6 18 (0.34%) SaaS
7 15 (0.28%) Amazon ELB
8 8 (0.15%) IaaS
9 7 (0.13%) Microsoft Azure
10 5 (0.094%) Joyent
10 5 (0.094%) Amazon SQS
11 4 (0.075%) Google Apps
12 3 (0.057%) Office 365
12 3 (0.057%) IBM SmartCloud
12 3 (0.057%) PaaS
13 2 (0.038%) SuccessFactors
13 2 (0.038%) Route 53
14 1 (0.019%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 393 (7.41%) SAN
2 371 (6.99%) TCP/IP
3 350 (6.60%) HTTP
4 333 (6.28%) Firewall
5 289 (5.45%) DNS
6 185 (3.49%) LDAP
7 156 (2.94%) Internet
8 129 (2.43%) SSL
9 108 (2.04%) NAS
10 103 (1.94%) LAN
10 103 (1.94%) WAN
11 91 (1.72%) VPN
12 84 (1.58%) Network Security
12 84 (1.58%) HTTPS
13 82 (1.55%) FTP
14 79 (1.49%) SSH
15 65 (1.23%) DHCP
16 53 (1.00%) SMTP
16 53 (1.00%) Multicast
17 42 (0.79%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 582 (10.97%) Oracle Database
2 525 (9.90%) Relational Database
3 423 (7.97%) MySQL
4 389 (7.33%) SQL Server
5 245 (4.62%) Oracle Database 11g
6 238 (4.49%) Data Warehouse
7 184 (3.47%) DB2
8 170 (3.20%) RDBMS
9 162 (3.05%) Oracle Database 10g
10 134 (2.53%) NoSQL
11 133 (2.51%) MongoDB
12 130 (2.45%) Oracle Reports
13 71 (1.34%) Big Data
14 63 (1.19%) Oracle Exadata
15 57 (1.07%) Oracle9i Database
16 53 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 52 (0.98%) Oracle ODI
18 51 (0.96%) PowerCenter
19 49 (0.92%) Neo4j
20 48 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 495 (9.33%) Subversion
2 405 (7.63%) Git (software)
3 217 (4.09%) JIRA
4 181 (3.41%) Maven
5 164 (3.09%) Jenkins
6 162 (3.05%) JUnit
7 136 (2.56%) Ant
8 113 (2.13%) Eclipse
9 91 (1.72%) Selenium
10 88 (1.66%) Oracle Forms
11 72 (1.36%) TeamCity
12 69 (1.30%) QuickTest Pro
13 64 (1.21%) Toad
13 64 (1.21%) LoadRunner
14 43 (0.81%) Hudson
14 43 (0.81%) ClearCase
15 41 (0.77%) Cucumber
16 36 (0.68%) IntelliJ
16 36 (0.68%) WebDriver
17 30 (0.57%) JMeter
General
1 1242 (23.41%) Finance
2 834 (15.72%) Banking
3 351 (6.62%) Investment Banking
4 276 (5.20%) Front Office
5 201 (3.79%) Telecoms
6 168 (3.17%) Financial Institution
7 148 (2.79%) Retail
8 83 (1.56%) Manufacturing
9 58 (1.09%) Marketing
10 55 (1.04%) Back Office
11 37 (0.70%) Games
12 34 (0.64%) Legal
13 30 (0.57%) Publishing
14 28 (0.53%) Automotive
15 26 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
15 26 (0.49%) Advertising
16 24 (0.45%) Military
17 23 (0.43%) Billing
18 21 (0.40%) General Ledger
19 18 (0.34%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1551 (29.24%) Developer
2 854 (16.10%) Analyst
3 421 (7.94%) Java Developer
4 362 (6.82%) Administrator
5 352 (6.64%) Architect
6 332 (6.26%) Support Analyst
7 257 (4.84%) Consultant
8 230 (4.34%) Applications Support
9 205 (3.86%) C++ Developer
9 205 (3.86%) DBA
10 175 (3.30%) Systems Administrator
11 164 (3.09%) UNIX Administrator
12 154 (2.90%) Support Engineer
13 150 (2.83%) Senior Developer
14 144 (2.71%) Test Analyst
14 144 (2.71%) Tester
15 129 (2.43%) Oracle DBA
16 116 (2.19%) Project Manager
17 115 (2.17%) Applications Support Analyst
18 110 (2.07%) UNIX Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 718 (13.53%) HTML
2 588 (11.08%) XML
3 448 (8.44%) Web Services
4 400 (7.54%) CSS
5 354 (6.67%) Middleware
6 347 (6.54%) Spring
7 342 (6.45%) .NET
8 277 (5.22%) J2EE
9 262 (4.94%) JSP
10 227 (4.28%) Hibernate
11 181 (3.41%) REST
12 174 (3.28%) jQuery
13 153 (2.88%) ASP.NET
14 152 (2.87%) Ajax
15 145 (2.73%) SOAP
16 135 (2.54%) HTML5
17 128 (2.41%) WebSphere MQ
18 127 (2.39%) JSON
19 125 (2.36%) FIX Protocol
20 100 (1.89%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 411 (7.75%) Analytical Skills
2 178 (3.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 176 (3.32%) Open Source
4 175 (3.30%) Fixed Income
5 156 (2.94%) Equities
6 154 (2.90%) Derivative
7 152 (2.87%) Management Information System
8 147 (2.77%) Computer Science
9 145 (2.73%) Mainframe
10 140 (2.64%) Clustering
11 103 (1.94%) Replication
12 88 (1.66%) Visualisation
13 85 (1.60%) Hedge funds
14 71 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
15 69 (1.30%) Data Integration
16 58 (1.09%) User Experience
17 48 (0.90%) PKI
18 44 (0.83%) Client/Server
19 43 (0.81%) Credit Risk
20 37 (0.70%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 2689 (50.69%) Linux
2 1496 (28.20%) Windows
3 607 (11.44%) Solaris
4 416 (7.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 253 (4.77%) AIX
6 214 (4.03%) Mac OS X
7 211 (3.98%) Windows Server 2008
8 208 (3.92%) Windows Server 2003
9 138 (2.60%) HPUX
10 101 (1.90%) Windows XP
11 70 (1.32%) Windows 2000
12 69 (1.30%) CentOS
13 64 (1.21%) Oracle Linux
14 63 (1.19%) Windows 7
14 63 (1.19%) SUSE
15 55 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
16 45 (0.85%) Debian
17 43 (0.81%) VMS
17 43 (0.81%) SELinux
18 39 (0.74%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 796 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
2 467 (8.80%) ITIL
3 432 (8.14%) Configuration Management
4 339 (6.39%) Migration
5 338 (6.37%) OO
6 291 (5.49%) TDD
7 270 (5.09%) Scrum
8 245 (4.62%) Continuous Integration
8 245 (4.62%) DevOps
9 233 (4.39%) Performance Tuning
10 232 (4.37%) Multithreading
11 227 (4.28%) Change Management
12 223 (4.20%) Web Development
13 218 (4.11%) Project Management
14 217 (4.09%) E-Commerce
15 216 (4.07%) ETL
16 211 (3.98%) Low Latency
17 207 (3.90%) Software Engineering
18 192 (3.62%) SOA
19 176 (3.32%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1808 (34.08%) SQL
2 1569 (29.58%) Java
3 807 (15.21%) Shell Script
4 765 (14.42%) Perl
5 630 (11.88%) JavaScript
6 601 (11.33%) Python
7 491 (9.26%) PL/SQL
8 464 (8.75%) C++
9 309 (5.82%) Ruby
10 284 (5.35%) C
11 263 (4.96%) Bash Shell
12 254 (4.79%) PHP
13 252 (4.75%) C#
14 150 (2.83%) PowerShell
15 134 (2.53%) Korn
16 127 (2.39%) Scala
17 111 (2.09%) VB
18 61 (1.15%) T-SQL
19 52 (0.98%) VBScript
20 44 (0.83%) AWK
Qualifications
1 459 (8.65%) Security Cleared
2 356 (6.71%) SC Cleared
3 332 (6.26%) Degree
4 143 (2.70%) ISTQB
5 132 (2.49%) Cisco Certification
6 111 (2.09%) DV Cleared
6 111 (2.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 95 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
8 90 (1.70%) ISEB
9 77 (1.45%) CISSP
10 67 (1.26%) CCNA
11 55 (1.04%) MCSE
12 50 (0.94%) CCNP
13 40 (0.75%) MCITP
14 35 (0.66%) CISM
14 35 (0.66%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 32 (0.60%) Sun Certification
16 30 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
17 29 (0.55%) PMI Certification
18 27 (0.51%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 213 (4.02%) QA
2 141 (2.66%) SLA
3 34 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 23 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 21 (0.40%) PCI DSS
6 14 (0.26%) ISO 9001
6 14 (0.26%) Data Quality
7 8 (0.15%) COBIT
8 6 (0.11%) Basel III
9 3 (0.057%) CRD IV
9 3 (0.057%) TickIT
10 2 (0.038%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 2 (0.038%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.019%) EMIR
11 1 (0.019%) Dodd-Frank
11 1 (0.019%) COREP
11 1 (0.019%) FINREP
11 1 (0.019%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.019%) WAI
11 1 (0.019%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 339 (6.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 243 (4.58%) Active Directory
3 154 (2.90%) Oracle RAC
4 86 (1.62%) Oracle RMAN
5 75 (1.41%) NFS
6 70 (1.32%) VMware ESX
7 68 (1.28%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 54 (1.02%) vSphere
9 45 (0.85%) Hyper-V
10 31 (0.58%) Nmap
11 30 (0.57%) vCloud
12 26 (0.49%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 23 (0.43%) RHEV
13 23 (0.43%) XenApp
13 23 (0.43%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 22 (0.41%) Sendmail
15 20 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
16 18 (0.34%) XenDesktop
16 18 (0.34%) Veritas File System
17 17 (0.32%) KVM
Systems Management
1 287 (5.41%) Puppet
2 158 (2.98%) Opscode Chef
3 129 (2.43%) HP Quality Center
4 128 (2.41%) Nagios
5 126 (2.38%) Tivoli
6 125 (2.36%) Control-M
7 117 (2.21%) NetBackup
8 93 (1.75%) Data Guard
9 77 (1.45%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 57 (1.07%) ITRS Geneos
11 41 (0.77%) Backup Exec
12 39 (0.74%) BMC PATROL
13 38 (0.72%) SCOM
14 37 (0.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 31 (0.58%) Nessus
16 27 (0.51%) ZABBIX
16 27 (0.51%) Cacti
17 25 (0.47%) OpenView
18 23 (0.43%) Vagrant
19 22 (0.41%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 1975 (37.23%) Oracle
2 565 (10.65%) Red Hat
3 553 (10.42%) Microsoft
4 478 (9.01%) VMware
5 454 (8.56%) HP
6 390 (7.35%) IBM
7 278 (5.24%) Sybase
8 237 (4.47%) Cisco
9 181 (3.41%) Sun
10 168 (3.17%) Citrix
11 146 (2.75%) JBoss
12 133 (2.51%) SAP
13 132 (2.49%) NetApp
14 126 (2.38%) Veritas
15 123 (2.32%) EMC
16 115 (2.17%) TIBCO
16 115 (2.17%) Informatica
17 95 (1.79%) Remedy
18 82 (1.55%) Business Objects
19 80 (1.51%) BMC
South East
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Coulsdon, Surrey
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £420.00 - £477.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Intelligent Recruitment
Rate: From £250 to £350 per annum Rate is for an 8 hr day and 3 month renewa
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £600.00 - £750.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Intelligent Recruitment
Rate: From £250 to £350 per annum Rate is for an 8 hr day and 3 month renewa
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 to £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
IT Connections
Rate: £24,000 + 20% Shift Allowance
Posted: 2 days ago
London
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 2 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Synergize Consulting
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 2 days ago