The table below looks at the statistics for Unix skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unix over the 3 months to 29 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix
Rank 39 33 30
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -3
Contract jobs citing Unix 2425 2721 2789
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 4.89% 5.16% 5.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 23.09% 24.11% 23.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1528 1650 1682
Median daily rate £440 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.57% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £418 £375
% change year-on-year
-5.38% +11.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 56 37
Median hourly rate £36.00 £37.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% +23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.93 £15.75 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.25 £58.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £37.25 £31.25
% change year-on-year
-3.35% +19.20%
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
10504 11285 11782
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.17% 21.39% 22.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6717 6740 6941
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 575 881 1035
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.21 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -

Unix
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Unix as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 September 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 29 September 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix within the England region over the 3 months to 29 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -15 1113 £475 +5.55% 220
South East -8 399 £400 - 91
North East +10 215 £310 -34.04% 12
North West -9 154 £425 -5.55% 38
West Midlands +8 129 £430 +7.50% 27
South West +13 119 £375 -14.28% 32
Yorkshire -15 116 £425 - 24
East of England +1 99 £375 -14.28% 38
East Midlands -3 80 £425 +15.89% 7
Midlands -10 1 £450 -10.00%
Unix
UK

Unix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Unix also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Unix.

1 2917 (57.07%) Linux
2 1819 (35.59%) Oracle
3 1605 (31.40%) SQL
4 1553 (30.39%) Windows
5 1483 (29.02%) Java
6 1085 (21.23%) Finance
7 1042 (20.39%) Agile Software Development
8 917 (17.94%) Perl
9 890 (17.41%) Shell Script
10 792 (15.50%) Security Cleared
11 756 (14.79%) Python
12 748 (14.64%) Solaris
13 692 (13.54%) ITIL
14 644 (12.60%) Banking
15 639 (12.50%) Puppet
16 630 (12.33%) DevOps
17 616 (12.05%) Red Hat
18 594 (11.62%) Configuration Management
19 584 (11.43%) SC Cleared
20 557 (10.90%) AIX
21 546 (10.68%) Git (software)
22 538 (10.53%) VMware
23 526 (10.29%) JavaScript
24 503 (9.84%) XML
25 496 (9.70%) IBM
26 488 (9.55%) HP
27 481 (9.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
28 475 (9.29%) Jenkins
29 474 (9.27%) SQL Server
30 454 (8.88%) Continuous Integration

Unix
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 434 (8.49%) WebLogic
2 383 (7.49%) Apache
3 343 (6.71%) WebSphere
4 290 (5.67%) Tomcat
5 226 (4.42%) JBoss
6 141 (2.76%) WebSphere Application Server
7 105 (2.05%) Confluence
8 80 (1.57%) IIS
9 73 (1.43%) Oracle Application Server
10 71 (1.39%) OpenStack
11 66 (1.29%) MS Exchange
12 64 (1.25%) SAS
13 63 (1.23%) SharePoint
14 59 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
15 57 (1.12%) Apache Spark
15 57 (1.12%) WebLogic Portal
16 56 (1.10%) MQSeries
17 45 (0.88%) iPlanet
18 40 (0.78%) GlassFish
18 40 (0.78%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 189 (3.70%) MS Excel
2 103 (2.02%) MS Office
3 50 (0.98%) MS Visio
4 35 (0.68%) MS Project
5 25 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
6 12 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.14%) SPSS
8 5 (0.098%) Stata
9 4 (0.078%) HipChat
9 4 (0.078%) Mingle
10 3 (0.059%) Siemens NX
11 2 (0.039%) FrameMaker
12 1 (0.020%) Acrobat
12 1 (0.020%) Doxygen
12 1 (0.020%) InDesign
12 1 (0.020%) LaTeX
12 1 (0.020%) Open Workbench
12 1 (0.020%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 79 (1.55%) Oracle EBS
2 70 (1.37%) Oracle EBS R12
3 58 (1.13%) Oracle Applications
4 42 (0.82%) Oracle BPM
5 30 (0.59%) Oracle Receivables
6 28 (0.55%) Oracle 11i
7 24 (0.47%) Oracle Payables
8 22 (0.43%) Oracle General Ledger
9 21 (0.41%) Magento
9 21 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 18 (0.35%) RMDS
11 16 (0.31%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
12 14 (0.27%) OpenText MBPM
13 13 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
14 10 (0.20%) Remedy AR System
15 9 (0.18%) Documaker
15 9 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
15 9 (0.18%) Oracle Payroll
16 8 (0.16%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
16 8 (0.16%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 333 (6.52%) Amazon AWS
2 96 (1.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 80 (1.57%) PaaS
4 76 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
5 63 (1.23%) GitHub
6 59 (1.15%) IaaS
7 43 (0.84%) Amazon EC2
7 43 (0.84%) AWS CloudFormation
8 39 (0.76%) OpenShift
9 30 (0.59%) Amazon S3
10 29 (0.57%) SaaS
11 15 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
12 14 (0.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 14 (0.27%) Office 365
13 13 (0.25%) Google App Engine
14 10 (0.20%) Amazon SQS
15 8 (0.16%) Route 53
16 7 (0.14%) AWS Lambda
16 7 (0.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 4 (0.078%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 445 (8.71%) Firewall
2 398 (7.79%) TCP/IP
3 372 (7.28%) SAN
4 286 (5.60%) HTTP
5 282 (5.52%) DNS
6 251 (4.91%) LDAP
7 200 (3.91%) SSL
8 169 (3.31%) WAN
9 147 (2.88%) LAN
10 119 (2.33%) Network Security
11 118 (2.31%) Internet
12 109 (2.13%) VPN
13 101 (1.98%) FTP
14 88 (1.72%) NAS
15 77 (1.51%) DHCP
16 74 (1.45%) SSH
17 54 (1.06%) BIG-IP
18 51 (1.00%) Fibre Channel
19 50 (0.98%) iSCSI
19 50 (0.98%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 474 (9.27%) SQL Server
2 398 (7.79%) Oracle Database
3 318 (6.22%) Relational Database
4 296 (5.79%) MySQL
5 217 (4.25%) Hadoop
6 206 (4.03%) DB2
7 173 (3.38%) Oracle Database 11g
8 164 (3.21%) Big Data
9 159 (3.11%) PostgreSQL
10 127 (2.48%) NoSQL
11 124 (2.43%) MongoDB
12 114 (2.23%) Data Warehouse
13 96 (1.88%) RDBMS
14 95 (1.86%) Oracle Database 10g
15 68 (1.33%) Apache Cassandra
15 68 (1.33%) BusinessObjects
16 66 (1.29%) Oracle Reports
17 59 (1.15%) OLTP
18 55 (1.08%) Apache Hive
19 52 (1.02%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 546 (10.68%) Git (software)
2 475 (9.29%) Jenkins
3 398 (7.79%) JIRA
4 332 (6.50%) Subversion
5 218 (4.27%) Maven
6 170 (3.33%) Selenium
7 146 (2.86%) JUnit
8 130 (2.54%) Cucumber
9 112 (2.19%) Eclipse
10 110 (2.15%) Ant
11 104 (2.03%) ClearCase
12 79 (1.55%) SoapUI
13 77 (1.51%) Vagrant
14 70 (1.37%) Sonatype Nexus
15 69 (1.35%) LoadRunner
16 67 (1.31%) WebDriver
17 62 (1.21%) TeamCity
18 61 (1.19%) JMeter
19 56 (1.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
20 55 (1.08%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1085 (21.23%) Finance
2 644 (12.60%) Banking
3 183 (3.58%) Investment Banking
4 172 (3.37%) Retail
5 159 (3.11%) Front Office
6 116 (2.27%) Financial Institution
7 106 (2.07%) Telecoms
8 57 (1.12%) Manufacturing
9 54 (1.06%) Law
10 46 (0.90%) Back Office
10 46 (0.90%) Marketing
11 34 (0.67%) Billing
12 32 (0.63%) Legal
13 28 (0.55%) Games
14 23 (0.45%) Electronics
15 21 (0.41%) General Ledger
16 20 (0.39%) Advertising
17 12 (0.23%) Publishing
18 8 (0.16%) French Language
18 8 (0.16%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 1284 (25.12%) Developer
2 521 (10.19%) Analyst
3 498 (9.74%) Administrator
4 411 (8.04%) Java Developer
5 378 (7.40%) DevOps Engineer
6 342 (6.69%) Architect
7 306 (5.99%) Consultant
8 261 (5.11%) Unix Engineer
9 254 (4.97%) Linux Engineer
10 248 (4.85%) Systems Administrator
11 212 (4.15%) Unix Administrator
12 159 (3.11%) Oracle Developer
13 145 (2.84%) Unix Systems Administrator
14 144 (2.82%) DBA
15 136 (2.66%) Senior Developer
16 132 (2.58%) Support Engineer
17 130 (2.54%) C++ Developer
18 126 (2.47%) Tester
19 123 (2.41%) Support Analyst
20 119 (2.33%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 503 (9.84%) XML
2 447 (8.75%) J2EE
3 408 (7.98%) HTML
4 403 (7.88%) Middleware
5 368 (7.20%) Web Services
6 286 (5.60%) JSON
7 257 (5.03%) SOAP
8 250 (4.89%) CSS
9 230 (4.50%) Spring
10 218 (4.27%) REST
11 200 (3.91%) .NET
12 133 (2.60%) jQuery
13 130 (2.54%) Hibernate
14 127 (2.48%) JMS
15 108 (2.11%) Node.js
16 106 (2.07%) JSP
17 104 (2.03%) HTML5
18 103 (2.02%) WebSphere MQ
19 102 (2.00%) LAMP
20 99 (1.94%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 385 (7.53%) Analytical Skills
2 339 (6.63%) Data Centre
3 217 (4.25%) Clustering
4 169 (3.31%) Management Information System
5 151 (2.95%) Mainframe
6 148 (2.90%) Computer Science
7 117 (2.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 106 (2.07%) Derivative
9 99 (1.94%) Equities
10 77 (1.51%) Fixed Income
10 77 (1.51%) Visualisation
11 64 (1.25%) DataPower
11 64 (1.25%) User Experience
12 55 (1.08%) Virtual Team
13 51 (1.00%) PKI
14 50 (0.98%) Private Cloud
15 49 (0.96%) Fintech
16 47 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
17 46 (0.90%) Hedge funds
17 46 (0.90%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2917 (57.07%) Linux
2 1553 (30.39%) Windows
3 748 (14.64%) Solaris
4 557 (10.90%) AIX
5 481 (9.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 394 (7.71%) Windows Server
7 146 (2.86%) Mac OS X
8 144 (2.82%) HPUX
9 124 (2.43%) Windows Server 2008
10 98 (1.92%) Oracle Linux
11 91 (1.78%) CentOS
12 83 (1.62%) SUSE
13 71 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
14 66 (1.29%) Windows Server 2003
15 51 (1.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 41 (0.80%) Mac OS
17 40 (0.78%) Ubuntu
18 30 (0.59%) zOS
19 26 (0.51%) Windows 7
19 26 (0.51%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1042 (20.39%) Agile Software Development
2 692 (13.54%) ITIL
3 630 (12.33%) DevOps
4 594 (11.62%) Configuration Management
5 454 (8.88%) Continuous Integration
6 420 (8.22%) Migration
7 308 (6.03%) OO
8 291 (5.69%) Change Management
9 250 (4.89%) High Availability
10 248 (4.85%) Scrum
11 237 (4.64%) Open Source
12 236 (4.62%) Project Management
12 236 (4.62%) TDD
13 231 (4.52%) Release Management
13 231 (4.52%) SDLC
13 231 (4.52%) Software Engineering
14 220 (4.30%) Incident Management
15 204 (3.99%) Performance Tuning
16 203 (3.97%) Unit Testing
17 200 (3.91%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1605 (31.40%) SQL
2 1483 (29.02%) Java
3 917 (17.94%) Perl
4 890 (17.41%) Shell Script
5 756 (14.79%) Python
6 526 (10.29%) JavaScript
7 368 (7.20%) C++
8 346 (6.77%) Bash Shell
9 320 (6.26%) PL/SQL
10 290 (5.67%) Ruby
11 286 (5.60%) C
12 232 (4.54%) PHP
13 151 (2.95%) PowerShell
14 134 (2.62%) Scala
15 121 (2.37%) C#
16 107 (2.09%) VB
17 103 (2.02%) Korn
18 46 (0.90%) Jython
19 44 (0.86%) COBOL
20 40 (0.78%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 792 (15.50%) Security Cleared
2 584 (11.43%) SC Cleared
3 291 (5.69%) Degree
4 159 (3.11%) BPSS Clearance
5 141 (2.76%) DV Cleared
6 106 (2.07%) CISSP
7 71 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
8 60 (1.17%) ISEB
9 53 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
10 52 (1.02%) ISTQB
11 46 (0.90%) CISM
12 41 (0.80%) AAT
12 41 (0.80%) CCNP
13 38 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
14 35 (0.68%) MCSE
14 35 (0.68%) Oracle Certification
15 34 (0.67%) CCNA
16 32 (0.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 30 (0.59%) RHCE
18 24 (0.47%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 198 (3.87%) QA
2 150 (2.93%) SLA
3 70 (1.37%) Disclosure Scotland
4 59 (1.15%) PCI DSS
5 54 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 51 (1.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 37 (0.72%) ISO 9001
8 33 (0.65%) Data Quality
9 24 (0.47%) JSP 440
10 21 (0.41%) COBIT
11 13 (0.25%) FATCA
12 12 (0.23%) MiFID
13 9 (0.18%) RMADS
14 5 (0.098%) COSO
14 5 (0.098%) ISO27002
14 5 (0.098%) SEPA
15 4 (0.078%) EMIR
15 4 (0.078%) SDET
16 3 (0.059%) GCP
16 3 (0.059%) HL7
System Software
1 346 (6.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 320 (6.26%) Active Directory
3 192 (3.76%) Docker
4 138 (2.70%) Virtual Machines
5 113 (2.21%) Oracle RAC
6 87 (1.70%) vSphere
7 82 (1.60%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 61 (1.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 56 (1.10%) NFS
10 51 (1.00%) HDFS
11 46 (0.90%) Samba
12 45 (0.88%) Virtual Servers
12 45 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
13 44 (0.86%) Sendmail
14 38 (0.74%) Hyper-V
15 37 (0.72%) vCloud
16 36 (0.70%) KVM
17 35 (0.68%) GlusterFS
18 34 (0.67%) Firmware
19 32 (0.63%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 639 (12.50%) Puppet
2 269 (5.26%) Ansible
3 238 (4.66%) Opscode Chef
4 145 (2.84%) Tivoli
5 137 (2.68%) NetBackup
6 121 (2.37%) Nagios
7 101 (1.98%) HP Quality Center
8 94 (1.84%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 72 (1.41%) Data Guard
10 69 (1.35%) HP SiteScope
11 66 (1.29%) HP Data Protector
12 63 (1.23%) Control-M
13 61 (1.19%) Oracle RMAN
14 57 (1.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 56 (1.10%) SCCM
16 53 (1.04%) MOM
17 52 (1.02%) Oracle ZFS
18 43 (0.84%) ZABBIX
19 41 (0.80%) ITRS Geneos
20 39 (0.76%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 1819 (35.59%) Oracle
2 616 (12.05%) Red Hat
3 538 (10.53%) VMware
4 496 (9.70%) IBM
5 488 (9.55%) HP
6 450 (8.80%) Microsoft
7 224 (4.38%) Cisco
8 203 (3.97%) Sun
9 179 (3.50%) Veritas
10 178 (3.48%) Sybase
11 148 (2.90%) Splunk
12 141 (2.76%) F5
13 140 (2.74%) EMC
14 137 (2.68%) ServiceNow
15 133 (2.60%) Informatica
16 127 (2.48%) NetApp
17 119 (2.33%) CA
18 112 (2.19%) Citrix
19 104 (2.03%) SAP
20 100 (1.96%) Symantec
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: 20 hours ago
Gloucestershire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Talent International
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Ebury
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Hook, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £375 to £385 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Fleet, Hampshire
FT Select
Rate: From £450 to £500 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Croydon, Surrey
LA International
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £100.00 - £150.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + 6 Month Contract
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Technology Sourcing Limited
Rate: Unspecified Market Leading
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Technology Sourcing Limited
Rate: From £250 to £300 per annum Market Leading Rates Depending on Experien
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Stott & May
Rate: £326 - £365 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Uniting Ambition
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Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
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Hampshire
Icore Tech
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