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 1 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 30 28 24
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -4
Contract jobs citing UNIX 2708 2700 3043
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 5.29% 5.54% 5.73%
As % of the Operating Systems category 23.31% 24.34% 26.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1571 1604 1746
Average daily rate
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£425 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.31% +4.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 54 59
Average hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% -4.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £16.50 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £56.54 £49.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.73 £32.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+3.76% -4.41%
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
11617 11093 11350
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.71% 22.75% 21.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 6724 6329 5922
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1022 974 1129
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £37.20 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 1 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 1 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 1 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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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 -3 1497 £450 - 357
South East -10 443 £350 -6.66% 127
East of England +9 159 £400 +23.07% 66
West Midlands +16 144 £330 -12.00% 34
North West -21 122 £375 +17.18% 47
South West +10 109 £425 +41.66% 44
East Midlands +7 90 £363 +11.53% 10
Yorkshire -15 86 £395 +15.32% 48
North East +26 57 £300 -17.17% 13
Midlands +3 2 £450 +50.00%
UNIX
UK

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 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 2560 (49.87%) Linux
2 1931 (37.62%) Oracle
3 1750 (34.09%) SQL
4 1488 (28.99%) Java
5 1472 (28.68%) Windows
6 1228 (23.92%) Finance
7 794 (15.47%) Banking
8 765 (14.90%) Shell Script
9 730 (14.22%) Perl
10 694 (13.52%) HTML
11 622 (12.12%) JavaScript
12 606 (11.81%) Solaris
13 589 (11.47%) Oracle Database
14 560 (10.91%) XML
15 557 (10.85%) Python
16 534 (10.40%) Microsoft
17 528 (10.29%) Red Hat
18 490 (9.55%) Relational Database
19 488 (9.51%) ITIL
20 484 (9.43%) PL/SQL
21 468 (9.12%) Subversion
22 462 (9.00%) Security Cleared
23 458 (8.92%) VMware
24 441 (8.59%) C++
25 438 (8.53%) HP
26 436 (8.49%) Web Services
27 408 (7.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
28 400 (7.79%) Agile Software Development
29 394 (7.68%) Configuration Management
30 392 (7.64%) SAN

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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
1 347 (6.76%) Apache
2 325 (6.33%) WebLogic
3 323 (6.29%) WebSphere
4 298 (5.81%) Tomcat
5 93 (1.81%) IIS
6 78 (1.52%) MS Exchange
7 76 (1.48%) WebSphere Application Server
7 76 (1.48%) SharePoint
8 74 (1.44%) Node.js
9 72 (1.40%) Confluence
10 66 (1.29%) SAS
11 63 (1.23%) Oracle Workflow
12 60 (1.17%) MQSeries
13 44 (0.86%) CMS
14 43 (0.84%) nginx
15 40 (0.78%) Oracle Service Bus
16 32 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2003
17 31 (0.60%) TIBCO EMS
18 29 (0.56%) Oracle Coherence
18 29 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 240 (4.68%) MS Excel
2 137 (2.67%) MS Office
3 64 (1.25%) MS Visio
4 40 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
5 28 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
6 25 (0.49%) MS Project
7 12 (0.23%) InfoPath
8 6 (0.12%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.058%) Fireworks
10 2 (0.039%) SPSS
10 2 (0.039%) GIMP
10 2 (0.039%) Gephi
11 1 (0.019%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.019%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.019%) CATIA
11 1 (0.019%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 161 (3.14%) Oracle EBS
2 47 (0.92%) Oracle EBS R12
3 45 (0.88%) Oracle Applications
4 35 (0.68%) RMDS
5 31 (0.60%) ION MarketView
5 31 (0.60%) Oracle BPM
5 31 (0.60%) Oracle Payables
6 26 (0.51%) Oracle General Ledger
7 24 (0.47%) Oracle Receivables
8 19 (0.37%) CSG Singleview
9 18 (0.35%) BusinessWorks
10 17 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
11 15 (0.29%) Oracle Financials
12 12 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 11 (0.21%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
13 11 (0.21%) Oracle Retail
13 11 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
14 10 (0.19%) Oracle 11i
14 10 (0.19%) Temenos T24
14 10 (0.19%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 148 (2.88%) Amazon AWS
2 90 (1.75%) Amazon EC2
3 40 (0.78%) Amazon S3
4 35 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
5 20 (0.39%) GitHub
5 20 (0.39%) SaaS
6 15 (0.29%) Amazon ELB
7 7 (0.14%) Microsoft Azure
8 5 (0.097%) Amazon SQS
9 4 (0.078%) Google Apps
9 4 (0.078%) IaaS
10 3 (0.058%) Office 365
10 3 (0.058%) PaaS
11 2 (0.039%) Route 53
11 2 (0.039%) SuccessFactors
12 1 (0.019%) Joyent
Communications & Networking
1 392 (7.64%) SAN
2 365 (7.11%) TCP/IP
3 336 (6.55%) Firewall
4 310 (6.04%) HTTP
5 263 (5.12%) DNS
6 172 (3.35%) LDAP
7 147 (2.86%) Internet
8 118 (2.30%) SSL
9 111 (2.16%) NAS
10 106 (2.07%) LAN
10 106 (2.07%) WAN
11 94 (1.83%) VPN
12 80 (1.56%) Network Security
13 78 (1.52%) HTTPS
14 74 (1.44%) FTP
14 74 (1.44%) SSH
15 60 (1.17%) DHCP
16 55 (1.07%) Multicast
17 49 (0.95%) SMTP
18 41 (0.80%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 589 (11.47%) Oracle Database
2 490 (9.55%) Relational Database
3 381 (7.42%) MySQL
4 375 (7.31%) SQL Server
5 257 (5.01%) Oracle Database 11g
6 223 (4.34%) Data Warehouse
7 175 (3.41%) DB2
8 166 (3.23%) RDBMS
9 165 (3.21%) Oracle Database 10g
10 137 (2.67%) Oracle Reports
11 130 (2.53%) NoSQL
12 112 (2.18%) MongoDB
13 62 (1.21%) Big Data
14 61 (1.19%) Oracle9i Database
15 60 (1.17%) Oracle Exadata
16 50 (0.97%) Oracle ODI
17 48 (0.94%) PowerCenter
17 48 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 47 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
19 43 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 468 (9.12%) Subversion
2 372 (7.25%) Git (software)
3 226 (4.40%) JIRA
4 179 (3.49%) Maven
5 161 (3.14%) JUnit
6 155 (3.02%) Jenkins
7 142 (2.77%) Ant
8 116 (2.26%) Eclipse
9 107 (2.08%) Oracle Forms
10 97 (1.89%) Selenium
11 72 (1.40%) QuickTest Pro
12 69 (1.34%) TeamCity
13 66 (1.29%) LoadRunner
14 59 (1.15%) Toad
15 46 (0.90%) ClearCase
16 44 (0.86%) Hudson
17 43 (0.84%) WebDriver
18 37 (0.72%) Cucumber
19 30 (0.58%) IntelliJ
20 27 (0.53%) JMeter
General
1 1228 (23.92%) Finance
2 794 (15.47%) Banking
3 360 (7.01%) Investment Banking
4 254 (4.95%) Front Office
5 197 (3.84%) Telecoms
6 156 (3.04%) Retail
6 156 (3.04%) Financial Institution
7 83 (1.62%) Manufacturing
8 68 (1.32%) Back Office
9 50 (0.97%) Marketing
10 39 (0.76%) Games
11 35 (0.68%) Publishing
12 30 (0.58%) Legal
13 29 (0.56%) Advertising
14 24 (0.47%) Automotive
15 23 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
16 22 (0.43%) Billing
17 20 (0.39%) General Ledger
18 19 (0.37%) Military
19 18 (0.35%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1467 (28.58%) Developer
2 811 (15.80%) Analyst
3 381 (7.42%) Java Developer
4 371 (7.23%) Administrator
5 328 (6.39%) Architect
6 311 (6.06%) Support Analyst
7 260 (5.07%) Consultant
8 226 (4.40%) Applications Support
9 206 (4.01%) DBA
10 193 (3.76%) C++ Developer
11 179 (3.49%) Systems Administrator
12 162 (3.16%) Support Engineer
13 156 (3.04%) UNIX Administrator
14 147 (2.86%) Tester
15 136 (2.65%) Test Analyst
16 135 (2.63%) Oracle DBA
17 131 (2.55%) Project Manager
18 130 (2.53%) Senior Developer
19 114 (2.22%) Applications Support Analyst
20 111 (2.16%) UNIX Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 694 (13.52%) HTML
2 560 (10.91%) XML
3 436 (8.49%) Web Services
4 384 (7.48%) CSS
5 342 (6.66%) .NET
6 339 (6.60%) Middleware
6 339 (6.60%) Spring
7 300 (5.84%) J2EE
8 262 (5.10%) JSP
9 207 (4.03%) Hibernate
10 198 (3.86%) jQuery
11 149 (2.90%) ASP.NET
11 149 (2.90%) REST
12 147 (2.86%) Ajax
13 138 (2.69%) HTML5
14 133 (2.59%) SOAP
15 118 (2.30%) FIX Protocol
16 117 (2.28%) WebSphere MQ
17 112 (2.18%) JSON
18 99 (1.93%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 177 (3.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 165 (3.21%) Fixed Income
3 162 (3.16%) Open Source
4 145 (2.82%) Equities
4 145 (2.82%) Derivative
5 144 (2.81%) Computer Science
6 143 (2.79%) Mainframe
7 142 (2.77%) Management Information System
8 140 (2.73%) Clustering
9 105 (2.05%) Replication
10 85 (1.66%) Hedge funds
11 74 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
12 66 (1.29%) Visualisation
13 62 (1.21%) Data Integration
14 47 (0.92%) PKI
15 44 (0.86%) Credit Risk
16 35 (0.68%) Client/Server
17 34 (0.66%) Mathematics
18 33 (0.64%) Mobile App
19 28 (0.55%) STB
Operating Systems
1 2560 (49.87%) Linux
2 1472 (28.68%) Windows
3 606 (11.81%) Solaris
4 408 (7.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 271 (5.28%) AIX
6 198 (3.86%) Windows Server 2003
7 197 (3.84%) Windows Server 2008
8 171 (3.33%) Mac OS X
9 140 (2.73%) HPUX
10 87 (1.69%) Windows XP
11 67 (1.31%) CentOS
12 65 (1.27%) Windows 2000
13 60 (1.17%) Windows 7
14 59 (1.15%) Oracle Linux
15 57 (1.11%) SUSE
16 45 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
17 44 (0.86%) Debian
18 41 (0.80%) MVS
19 40 (0.78%) SELinux
20 38 (0.74%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 488 (9.51%) ITIL
2 400 (7.79%) Agile Software Development
3 394 (7.68%) Configuration Management
4 329 (6.41%) Migration
5 308 (6.00%) OO
6 261 (5.08%) TDD
7 240 (4.68%) Continuous Integration
8 237 (4.62%) Scrum
9 227 (4.42%) Project Management
10 222 (4.32%) E-Commerce
11 220 (4.29%) DevOps
12 217 (4.23%) Multithreading
13 216 (4.21%) Change Management
13 216 (4.21%) Performance Tuning
14 206 (4.01%) Web Development
15 200 (3.90%) ETL
16 195 (3.80%) Low Latency
17 194 (3.78%) Software Engineering
18 184 (3.58%) SOA
19 176 (3.43%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1750 (34.09%) SQL
2 1488 (28.99%) Java
3 765 (14.90%) Shell Script
4 730 (14.22%) Perl
5 622 (12.12%) JavaScript
6 557 (10.85%) Python
7 484 (9.43%) PL/SQL
8 441 (8.59%) C++
9 277 (5.40%) C
10 276 (5.38%) Ruby
11 266 (5.18%) Bash Shell
12 230 (4.48%) C#
13 228 (4.44%) PHP
14 155 (3.02%) PowerShell
15 133 (2.59%) Korn
16 100 (1.95%) Scala
17 91 (1.77%) VB
18 57 (1.11%) T-SQL
19 53 (1.03%) VBScript
20 43 (0.84%) AWK
Qualifications
1 462 (9.00%) Security Cleared
2 360 (7.01%) SC Cleared
3 313 (6.10%) Degree
4 145 (2.82%) ISTQB
5 115 (2.24%) Cisco Certification
6 114 (2.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 111 (2.16%) DV Cleared
8 92 (1.79%) ISEB
9 87 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
10 80 (1.56%) CISSP
11 54 (1.05%) CCNA
12 49 (0.95%) MCSE
13 47 (0.92%) CCNP
14 41 (0.80%) MCITP
15 39 (0.76%) CISM
16 35 (0.68%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
17 30 (0.58%) Sun Certification
17 30 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
18 29 (0.56%) PMI Certification
19 24 (0.47%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 198 (3.86%) QA
2 137 (2.67%) SLA
3 36 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 30 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 19 (0.37%) PCI DSS
6 12 (0.23%) Data Quality
7 10 (0.19%) ISO 9001
8 8 (0.16%) Basel III
8 8 (0.16%) COBIT
9 4 (0.078%) CRD IV
10 3 (0.058%) Dodd-Frank
10 3 (0.058%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 3 (0.058%) TickIT
11 1 (0.019%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.019%) Basel II
11 1 (0.019%) BS7799
11 1 (0.019%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.019%) EMIR
11 1 (0.019%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.019%) WAI
System Software
1 323 (6.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 246 (4.79%) Active Directory
3 158 (3.08%) Oracle RAC
4 84 (1.64%) Oracle RMAN
5 67 (1.31%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 65 (1.27%) NFS
7 59 (1.15%) VMware ESX
8 50 (0.97%) vSphere
9 45 (0.88%) Hyper-V
10 32 (0.62%) Nmap
11 29 (0.56%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 29 (0.56%) vCloud
12 28 (0.55%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 22 (0.43%) RHEV
14 21 (0.41%) XenApp
15 20 (0.39%) Sendmail
15 20 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
16 19 (0.37%) KVM
17 18 (0.35%) Veritas File System
18 16 (0.31%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 277 (5.40%) Puppet
2 161 (3.14%) Opscode Chef
3 138 (2.69%) Tivoli
4 122 (2.38%) Control-M
5 119 (2.32%) HP Quality Center
6 112 (2.18%) Nagios
6 112 (2.18%) NetBackup
7 92 (1.79%) Data Guard
8 84 (1.64%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 59 (1.15%) ITRS Geneos
10 41 (0.80%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 40 (0.78%) Backup Exec
12 36 (0.70%) SCOM
13 35 (0.68%) BMC PATROL
14 31 (0.60%) Nessus
15 27 (0.53%) ZABBIX
16 24 (0.47%) Cacti
17 23 (0.45%) Vagrant
18 21 (0.41%) BladeLogic
18 21 (0.41%) OpenView
Vendors
1 1931 (37.62%) Oracle
2 534 (10.40%) Microsoft
3 528 (10.29%) Red Hat
4 458 (8.92%) VMware
5 438 (8.53%) HP
6 386 (7.52%) IBM
7 267 (5.20%) Sybase
8 227 (4.42%) Cisco
9 172 (3.35%) Sun
10 163 (3.18%) Citrix
11 130 (2.53%) Veritas
11 130 (2.53%) NetApp
12 127 (2.47%) JBoss
13 123 (2.40%) SAP
14 116 (2.26%) EMC
15 112 (2.18%) TIBCO
16 105 (2.05%) Informatica
17 84 (1.64%) Remedy
18 74 (1.44%) Business Objects
19 72 (1.40%) BMC
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