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 5 August 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 32 32 32
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing UNIX 2662 2553 2543
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 5.08% 5.09% 5.37%
As % of the Operating Systems category 23.62% 22.28% 23.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1573 1511 1471
Average daily rate
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£425 £420 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% -1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.63% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 43 57
Average hourly rate £37.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.87 £13.40 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.20 £56.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £30.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+31.14% -6.15%
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
11271 11458 10617
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.50% 22.83% 22.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 6758 6608 5946
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £165 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £520 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 884 985 973
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 £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £28.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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 5 August 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 5 August 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 5 August 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
(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 -1 1336 £475 +5.55% 332
South East +11 579 £400 +14.28% 133
Yorkshire +28 174 £380 +4.46% 52
East of England +7 145 £375 -3.84% 38
North West -4 140 £438 +9.37% 45
East Midlands 0 93 £379 +2.36% 26
South West -1 89 £388 -6.06% 37
West Midlands -31 57 £400 +22.13% 27
North East -29 37 £400 +37.93% 8
Midlands +4 6 £381 -15.27% 2
South Coast - 6 - -
UNIX
UK

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 2645 (50.26%) Linux
2 1818 (34.54%) SQL
3 1718 (32.64%) Oracle
4 1515 (28.79%) Java
5 1396 (26.52%) Windows
6 1144 (21.74%) Finance
7 984 (18.70%) Agile Software Development
8 822 (15.62%) Shell Script
9 814 (15.47%) Perl
10 735 (13.97%) Banking
11 672 (12.77%) Python
12 601 (11.42%) Security Cleared
13 592 (11.25%) Solaris
14 585 (11.12%) HTML
15 559 (10.62%) XML
16 549 (10.43%) JavaScript
16 549 (10.43%) Oracle Database
17 540 (10.26%) Configuration Management
18 532 (10.11%) Relational Database
19 502 (9.54%) PL/SQL
20 485 (9.22%) C++
21 474 (9.01%) Microsoft
22 463 (8.80%) VMware
23 456 (8.66%) SQL Server
24 455 (8.65%) Red Hat
25 453 (8.61%) IBM
26 450 (8.55%) ITIL
27 435 (8.27%) Analytical Skills
28 410 (7.79%) Subversion
29 396 (7.52%) SC Cleared

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 (6.52%) WebSphere
2 322 (6.12%) Apache
3 294 (5.59%) Tomcat
4 246 (4.67%) WebLogic
5 149 (2.83%) JBoss
5 149 (2.83%) SAS
6 124 (2.36%) IIS
7 114 (2.17%) Node.js
8 103 (1.96%) WebSphere Application Server
9 75 (1.43%) MS Exchange
10 53 (1.01%) SharePoint
11 49 (0.93%) MQSeries
12 45 (0.86%) Confluence
13 38 (0.72%) Jetty
14 35 (0.67%) nginx
15 30 (0.57%) Oracle Coherence
16 28 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
17 27 (0.51%) OpenStack
18 26 (0.49%) Documentum
19 24 (0.46%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 235 (4.47%) MS Excel
2 111 (2.11%) MS Office
3 80 (1.52%) MS Visio
4 51 (0.97%) MS PowerPoint
5 33 (0.63%) MS Project
6 27 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
7 16 (0.30%) PaintShop Pro
8 6 (0.11%) Acrobat
9 3 (0.057%) HipChat
10 2 (0.038%) Fireworks
10 2 (0.038%) Maya
10 2 (0.038%) SOLIDWORKS
10 2 (0.038%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.038%) Doxygen
11 1 (0.019%) FastStats
11 1 (0.019%) Weka
11 1 (0.019%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.019%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.019%) PrintSoft PReS
11 1 (0.019%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 67 (1.27%) Oracle EBS
2 49 (0.93%) Oracle Applications
3 38 (0.72%) Oracle EBS R12
4 23 (0.44%) Maximo
5 22 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
5 22 (0.42%) Oracle General Ledger
5 22 (0.42%) Oracle Payables
6 19 (0.36%) Oracle Receivables
7 18 (0.34%) ION MarketView
7 18 (0.34%) Summit
8 15 (0.29%) Global One
9 14 (0.27%) BusinessWorks
9 14 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
10 11 (0.21%) RMDS
10 11 (0.21%) Oracle Retail
11 10 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 10 (0.19%) Tridion
12 8 (0.15%) thinkFolio
12 8 (0.15%) Advent Geneva
13 7 (0.13%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 199 (3.78%) Amazon AWS
2 53 (1.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 49 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
4 35 (0.67%) SaaS
5 32 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
6 31 (0.59%) IaaS
7 28 (0.53%) PaaS
8 22 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
9 19 (0.36%) Amazon S3
10 17 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 15 (0.29%) Google Analytics
12 13 (0.25%) GitHub
13 11 (0.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 11 (0.21%) Office 365
13 11 (0.21%) Heroku
14 8 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
15 7 (0.13%) Route 53
16 5 (0.095%) HP Helion
17 4 (0.076%) OpenShift
17 4 (0.076%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 375 (7.13%) Firewall
2 371 (7.05%) TCP/IP
3 365 (6.94%) SAN
4 272 (5.17%) HTTP
5 239 (4.54%) DNS
6 225 (4.28%) Internet
7 191 (3.63%) LDAP
8 166 (3.15%) SSL
9 158 (3.00%) WAN
10 149 (2.83%) NAS
11 128 (2.43%) LAN
12 96 (1.82%) VPN
13 92 (1.75%) Network Security
14 83 (1.58%) BGP
15 75 (1.43%) OSPF
16 67 (1.27%) Wireless
17 61 (1.16%) DHCP
18 59 (1.12%) FTP
19 53 (1.01%) Fibre Channel
20 52 (0.99%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 549 (10.43%) Oracle Database
2 532 (10.11%) Relational Database
3 456 (8.66%) SQL Server
4 316 (6.00%) MySQL
5 255 (4.85%) DB2
6 224 (4.26%) Oracle Database 11g
7 221 (4.20%) Data Warehouse
8 197 (3.74%) MongoDB
9 186 (3.53%) RDBMS
10 135 (2.57%) Oracle Reports
11 133 (2.53%) Oracle Database 10g
12 125 (2.38%) Big Data
13 110 (2.09%) BusinessObjects
14 105 (2.00%) Hadoop
14 105 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
15 97 (1.84%) NoSQL
16 80 (1.52%) SAS Data Integration Studio
17 68 (1.29%) Base SAS
18 61 (1.16%) Neo4j
19 58 (1.10%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 410 (7.79%) Subversion
2 359 (6.82%) Git (software)
3 284 (5.40%) Jenkins
4 199 (3.78%) JIRA
5 189 (3.59%) Maven
6 149 (2.83%) Ant
7 95 (1.81%) Selenium
8 93 (1.77%) Eclipse
9 85 (1.62%) LoadRunner
9 85 (1.62%) Oracle Forms
10 84 (1.60%) Cucumber
11 83 (1.58%) ClearCase
12 78 (1.48%) JUnit
13 71 (1.35%) SoapUI
14 55 (1.05%) JMeter
15 48 (0.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 47 (0.89%) Hudson
17 45 (0.86%) HP UFT
18 43 (0.82%) RSpec
19 42 (0.80%) TeamCity
General
1 1144 (21.74%) Finance
2 735 (13.97%) Banking
3 304 (5.78%) Investment Banking
4 241 (4.58%) Front Office
5 232 (4.41%) Telecoms
6 174 (3.31%) Retail
7 93 (1.77%) Financial Institution
8 79 (1.50%) Marketing
9 66 (1.25%) Back Office
10 62 (1.18%) Manufacturing
11 44 (0.84%) Legal
12 38 (0.72%) Billing
13 25 (0.48%) Electronics
14 20 (0.38%) Games
15 18 (0.34%) Advertising
15 18 (0.34%) Publishing
15 18 (0.34%) General Ledger
16 17 (0.32%) Spanish Language
17 15 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
18 14 (0.27%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1512 (28.73%) Developer
2 690 (13.11%) Analyst
3 495 (9.41%) Architect
4 408 (7.75%) Java Developer
5 341 (6.48%) Administrator
6 289 (5.49%) Consultant
7 221 (4.20%) Support Analyst
8 198 (3.76%) C++ Developer
9 196 (3.72%) Applications Support
10 195 (3.71%) Systems Administrator
11 163 (3.10%) DBA
12 162 (3.08%) Senior Developer
13 150 (2.85%) Technical Architect
14 149 (2.83%) Test Analyst
15 140 (2.66%) DevOps Engineer
16 139 (2.64%) Oracle Developer
17 117 (2.22%) UNIX Administrator
18 110 (2.09%) Tester
19 103 (1.96%) Project Manager
20 97 (1.84%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 585 (11.12%) HTML
2 559 (10.62%) XML
3 362 (6.88%) Web Services
4 353 (6.71%) Middleware
5 330 (6.27%) .NET
6 313 (5.95%) J2EE
7 259 (4.92%) CSS
8 212 (4.03%) Spring
9 197 (3.74%) REST
10 178 (3.38%) SOAP
11 159 (3.02%) FIX Protocol
12 152 (2.89%) Hibernate
13 134 (2.55%) JSP
14 127 (2.41%) HTML5
15 111 (2.11%) RESTful
16 106 (2.01%) STL
17 105 (2.00%) WebSphere MQ
18 98 (1.86%) Java EE
19 97 (1.84%) ASP.NET
20 93 (1.77%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 435 (8.27%) Analytical Skills
2 298 (5.66%) Data Centre
3 182 (3.46%) Derivative
4 168 (3.19%) Computer Science
5 163 (3.10%) Clustering
6 148 (2.81%) Equities
7 147 (2.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 145 (2.76%) Mainframe
9 127 (2.41%) Management Information System
10 104 (1.98%) Fixed Income
11 90 (1.71%) Visualisation
12 87 (1.65%) Replication
13 81 (1.54%) PKI
14 64 (1.22%) Client/Server
15 57 (1.08%) Credit Risk
16 52 (0.99%) DataPower
17 46 (0.87%) Data Integration
18 44 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
19 40 (0.76%) Data Structures
20 37 (0.70%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2645 (50.26%) Linux
2 1396 (26.52%) Windows
3 592 (11.25%) Solaris
4 385 (7.32%) AIX
5 339 (6.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 217 (4.12%) Mac OS X
7 151 (2.87%) Windows Server 2008
8 126 (2.39%) Windows Server 2003
9 108 (2.05%) HPUX
10 80 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
11 74 (1.41%) CentOS
12 72 (1.37%) Ubuntu
13 49 (0.93%) Windows XP
14 41 (0.78%) SUSE
15 38 (0.72%) Windows 7
15 38 (0.72%) zOS
16 35 (0.67%) Oracle Linux
17 34 (0.65%) MVS
18 32 (0.61%) Apple iOS
19 28 (0.53%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 984 (18.70%) Agile Software Development
2 540 (10.26%) Configuration Management
3 450 (8.55%) ITIL
4 395 (7.51%) TDD
5 376 (7.14%) Migration
6 372 (7.07%) Continuous Integration
7 318 (6.04%) Scrum
8 317 (6.02%) DevOps
9 287 (5.45%) Performance Tuning
10 274 (5.21%) SDLC
11 262 (4.98%) Project Management
12 254 (4.83%) OO
13 253 (4.81%) Multithreading
14 232 (4.41%) ETL
15 201 (3.82%) Software Engineering
16 195 (3.71%) E-Commerce
17 189 (3.59%) Web Development
18 182 (3.46%) Open Source
19 171 (3.25%) Business Intelligence
19 171 (3.25%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1818 (34.54%) SQL
2 1515 (28.79%) Java
3 822 (15.62%) Shell Script
4 814 (15.47%) Perl
5 672 (12.77%) Python
6 549 (10.43%) JavaScript
7 502 (9.54%) PL/SQL
8 485 (9.22%) C++
9 339 (6.44%) Ruby
10 267 (5.07%) C
11 239 (4.54%) Bash Shell
12 226 (4.29%) C#
13 182 (3.46%) PHP
14 166 (3.15%) PowerShell
15 131 (2.49%) Korn
16 113 (2.15%) Scala
17 98 (1.86%) VB
18 53 (1.01%) COBOL
19 43 (0.82%) VBScript
20 41 (0.78%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 601 (11.42%) Security Cleared
2 396 (7.52%) SC Cleared
3 358 (6.80%) Degree
4 151 (2.87%) DV Cleared
5 145 (2.76%) Cisco Certification
6 114 (2.17%) ISTQB
7 101 (1.92%) ISEB
8 74 (1.41%) CCNA
9 73 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
10 63 (1.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 49 (0.93%) CCNP
12 48 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
13 43 (0.82%) CISSP
14 39 (0.74%) MCSE
15 28 (0.53%) MCITP
16 27 (0.51%) Sun Certification
16 27 (0.51%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
17 21 (0.40%) CCIE
18 18 (0.34%) CISM
19 17 (0.32%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 179 (3.40%) QA
2 97 (1.84%) SLA
3 23 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 19 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 17 (0.32%) Data Quality
6 14 (0.27%) PCI DSS
7 10 (0.19%) Solvency II
7 10 (0.19%) EMIR
8 9 (0.17%) COBIT
9 8 (0.15%) FATCA
9 8 (0.15%) GxP
10 6 (0.11%) ISO 9001
10 6 (0.11%) Basel II
10 6 (0.11%) COREP
11 5 (0.095%) FINREP
12 4 (0.076%) PMBOK
13 2 (0.038%) Dodd-Frank
13 2 (0.038%) TickIT
13 2 (0.038%) BS7799
13 2 (0.038%) ISO/IEC 14443
System Software
1 283 (5.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 252 (4.79%) Active Directory
3 87 (1.65%) VMware ESX
4 83 (1.58%) Oracle RAC
5 67 (1.27%) vSphere
5 67 (1.27%) NFS
6 63 (1.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 49 (0.93%) Hyper-V
8 45 (0.86%) Docker
9 39 (0.74%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 27 (0.51%) XenApp
11 23 (0.44%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 23 (0.44%) KVM
12 19 (0.36%) HDFS
13 18 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
14 14 (0.27%) vCloud
14 14 (0.27%) Oracle Clusterware
14 14 (0.27%) Samba
15 13 (0.25%) RACF
15 13 (0.25%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 334 (6.35%) Puppet
2 193 (3.67%) Opscode Chef
3 137 (2.60%) Tivoli
4 100 (1.90%) Control-M
5 97 (1.84%) HP Quality Center
6 67 (1.27%) NetBackup
7 65 (1.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 63 (1.20%) Oracle RMAN
9 61 (1.16%) BladeLogic
10 56 (1.06%) Ansible
11 52 (0.99%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 45 (0.86%) Nagios
13 42 (0.80%) Oracle ZFS
14 40 (0.76%) Data Guard
15 39 (0.74%) SCOM
16 34 (0.65%) Salt
17 33 (0.63%) ITRS Geneos
18 28 (0.53%) SCCM
19 23 (0.44%) OpenView
20 20 (0.38%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 1718 (32.64%) Oracle
2 474 (9.01%) Microsoft
3 463 (8.80%) VMware
4 455 (8.65%) Red Hat
5 453 (8.61%) IBM
6 379 (7.20%) HP
7 305 (5.80%) Cisco
8 231 (4.39%) Sybase
9 180 (3.42%) Citrix
10 164 (3.12%) Sun
11 152 (2.89%) Informatica
12 146 (2.77%) NetApp
13 135 (2.57%) Veritas
14 131 (2.49%) SAP
15 124 (2.36%) EMC
16 103 (1.96%) F5
17 92 (1.75%) TIBCO
17 92 (1.75%) Remedy
18 78 (1.48%) CheckPoint
19 74 (1.41%) Juniper
London
Cititec
Rate: £350 - 380 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Square One Resources
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Reed Technology
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Reed Technology
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 350-400 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
West Sussex
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £350 - £390 Per Day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
The People Network
Rate: £480 - £560 per day + 12 Month Contract
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
LA International
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Rate: £120.00 - £140.00 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 22 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Xcede
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £220.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
JM
Rate: v. competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day + market rate
Posted: Yesterday