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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 30 28 24
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -4
Contract jobs citing UNIX 2723 2666 3031
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 5.32% 5.54% 5.71%
As % of the Operating Systems category 23.41% 24.38% 26.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1575 1581 1739
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 53 59
Average hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -4.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.65 £16.50 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.75 £56.59 £49.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £32.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -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
11632 10933 11330
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.73% 22.72% 21.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 6726 6223 5908
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £179 £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 1012 967 1129
Average hourly rate £15.73 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.66% -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 £37.15 £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 29 August 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 29 August 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 29 August 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 -2 1507 £450 - 324
South East -10 443 £350 -6.66% 112
East of England +12 158 £400 +23.07% 63
West Midlands +21 144 £330 -12.00% 32
North West -18 126 £375 +17.18% 46
South West +14 107 £425 +41.66% 44
East Midlands +5 90 £363 +9.84% 8
Yorkshire -13 87 £395 +12.85% 43
North East +26 60 £300 -17.17% 10
Midlands +4 2 £450 +50.00%
UNIX
UK

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 2557 (49.79%) Linux
2 1935 (37.68%) Oracle
3 1758 (34.23%) SQL
4 1490 (29.01%) Java
5 1475 (28.72%) Windows
6 1227 (23.89%) Finance
7 794 (15.46%) Banking
8 769 (14.97%) Shell Script
9 734 (14.29%) Perl
10 692 (13.47%) HTML
11 623 (12.13%) JavaScript
12 610 (11.88%) Solaris
13 590 (11.49%) Oracle Database
14 560 (10.90%) XML
15 555 (10.81%) Python
16 535 (10.42%) Microsoft
17 527 (10.26%) Red Hat
18 490 (9.54%) Relational Database
19 489 (9.52%) ITIL
20 485 (9.44%) PL/SQL
21 468 (9.11%) Subversion
22 464 (9.03%) Security Cleared
23 461 (8.98%) VMware
24 441 (8.59%) HP
25 440 (8.57%) C++
26 437 (8.51%) Web Services
27 408 (7.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
28 402 (7.83%) Agile Software Development
29 396 (7.71%) Configuration Management
30 395 (7.69%) SAN

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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
1 346 (6.74%) Apache
2 326 (6.35%) WebLogic
2 326 (6.35%) WebSphere
3 300 (5.84%) Tomcat
4 94 (1.83%) IIS
5 78 (1.52%) MS Exchange
6 77 (1.50%) WebSphere Application Server
7 75 (1.46%) SharePoint
8 74 (1.44%) Node.js
9 72 (1.40%) Confluence
10 66 (1.29%) SAS
11 63 (1.23%) Oracle Workflow
12 61 (1.19%) 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 30 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 29 (0.56%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 241 (4.69%) MS Excel
2 137 (2.67%) MS Office
3 63 (1.23%) MS Visio
4 39 (0.76%) 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 (3.13%) Oracle EBS
2 46 (0.90%) 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
6 30 (0.58%) Oracle Payables
7 25 (0.49%) Oracle General Ledger
8 23 (0.45%) Oracle Receivables
9 19 (0.37%) CSG Singleview
10 18 (0.35%) BusinessWorks
11 17 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
12 14 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
13 12 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
14 11 (0.21%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
14 11 (0.21%) Oracle Retail
14 11 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
15 10 (0.19%) Oracle 11i
15 10 (0.19%) Temenos T24
16 9 (0.18%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 148 (2.88%) Amazon AWS
2 91 (1.77%) Amazon EC2
3 40 (0.78%) Amazon S3
4 36 (0.70%) 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
1 395 (7.69%) SAN
2 367 (7.15%) TCP/IP
3 338 (6.58%) Firewall
4 307 (5.98%) HTTP
5 264 (5.14%) DNS
6 173 (3.37%) LDAP
7 147 (2.86%) Internet
8 118 (2.30%) SSL
9 112 (2.18%) NAS
10 107 (2.08%) LAN
10 107 (2.08%) WAN
11 95 (1.85%) VPN
12 81 (1.58%) 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 42 (0.82%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 590 (11.49%) Oracle Database
2 490 (9.54%) Relational Database
3 381 (7.42%) MySQL
4 376 (7.32%) SQL Server
5 257 (5.00%) Oracle Database 11g
6 224 (4.36%) Data Warehouse
7 174 (3.39%) DB2
8 168 (3.27%) RDBMS
9 164 (3.19%) Oracle Database 10g
10 138 (2.69%) Oracle Reports
11 131 (2.55%) NoSQL
12 112 (2.18%) MongoDB
13 62 (1.21%) Big Data
14 60 (1.17%) Oracle9i Database
15 59 (1.15%) Oracle Exadata
16 50 (0.97%) Oracle ODI
17 48 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 47 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
18 47 (0.92%) PowerCenter
19 43 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 468 (9.11%) Subversion
2 371 (7.22%) Git (software)
3 228 (4.44%) JIRA
4 181 (3.52%) Maven
5 160 (3.12%) JUnit
6 156 (3.04%) Jenkins
7 142 (2.76%) Ant
8 116 (2.26%) Eclipse
9 107 (2.08%) Oracle Forms
10 96 (1.87%) Selenium
11 70 (1.36%) QuickTest Pro
12 68 (1.32%) LoadRunner
12 68 (1.32%) TeamCity
13 59 (1.15%) Toad
14 47 (0.92%) ClearCase
15 44 (0.86%) Hudson
16 43 (0.84%) WebDriver
17 37 (0.72%) Cucumber
18 30 (0.58%) IntelliJ
19 27 (0.53%) JMeter
General
1 1227 (23.89%) Finance
2 794 (15.46%) Banking
3 359 (6.99%) Investment Banking
4 252 (4.91%) 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 31 (0.60%) Legal
13 29 (0.56%) Advertising
14 24 (0.47%) Automotive
15 23 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
16 22 (0.43%) Billing
17 19 (0.37%) General Ledger
18 18 (0.35%) Electronics
18 18 (0.35%) Military
Job Titles
1 1466 (28.54%) Developer
2 814 (15.85%) Analyst
3 379 (7.38%) Java Developer
4 371 (7.22%) Administrator
5 325 (6.33%) Architect
6 309 (6.02%) Support Analyst
7 258 (5.02%) Consultant
8 225 (4.38%) Applications Support
9 206 (4.01%) DBA
10 191 (3.72%) C++ Developer
11 181 (3.52%) Systems Administrator
12 163 (3.17%) Support Engineer
13 154 (3.00%) UNIX Administrator
14 146 (2.84%) Tester
15 138 (2.69%) Test Analyst
16 135 (2.63%) Oracle DBA
17 131 (2.55%) Project Manager
18 129 (2.51%) Senior Developer
19 113 (2.20%) Applications Support Analyst
20 111 (2.16%) UNIX Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 692 (13.47%) HTML
2 560 (10.90%) XML
3 437 (8.51%) Web Services
4 384 (7.48%) CSS
5 346 (6.74%) .NET
6 339 (6.60%) Spring
7 336 (6.54%) Middleware
8 304 (5.92%) J2EE
9 264 (5.14%) JSP
10 207 (4.03%) Hibernate
11 198 (3.86%) jQuery
12 150 (2.92%) ASP.NET
13 147 (2.86%) Ajax
13 147 (2.86%) REST
14 138 (2.69%) HTML5
15 133 (2.59%) SOAP
16 118 (2.30%) FIX Protocol
17 117 (2.28%) WebSphere MQ
18 112 (2.18%) JSON
19 99 (1.93%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 174 (3.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 165 (3.21%) Fixed Income
3 162 (3.15%) Open Source
4 147 (2.86%) Equities
5 146 (2.84%) Mainframe
6 145 (2.82%) Derivative
7 143 (2.78%) Computer Science
8 142 (2.76%) Management Information System
9 140 (2.73%) Clustering
10 107 (2.08%) Replication
11 85 (1.65%) Hedge funds
12 74 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
13 66 (1.29%) Visualisation
14 62 (1.21%) Data Integration
15 47 (0.92%) PKI
16 44 (0.86%) Credit Risk
17 34 (0.66%) Mobile App
17 34 (0.66%) Mathematics
17 34 (0.66%) Client/Server
18 28 (0.55%) STB
Operating Systems
1 2557 (49.79%) Linux
2 1475 (28.72%) Windows
3 610 (11.88%) Solaris
4 408 (7.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 272 (5.30%) AIX
6 198 (3.86%) Windows Server 2003
7 196 (3.82%) Windows Server 2008
8 170 (3.31%) Mac OS X
9 139 (2.71%) HPUX
10 88 (1.71%) Windows XP
11 67 (1.30%) CentOS
12 66 (1.29%) Windows 2000
13 60 (1.17%) Windows 7
14 59 (1.15%) Oracle Linux
15 56 (1.09%) 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%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 489 (9.52%) ITIL
2 402 (7.83%) Agile Software Development
3 396 (7.71%) Configuration Management
4 329 (6.41%) Migration
5 306 (5.96%) OO
6 261 (5.08%) TDD
7 242 (4.71%) Continuous Integration
8 237 (4.61%) Scrum
9 226 (4.40%) Project Management
10 222 (4.32%) E-Commerce
11 220 (4.28%) Change Management
11 220 (4.28%) DevOps
12 216 (4.21%) Performance Tuning
13 214 (4.17%) Multithreading
14 206 (4.01%) Web Development
15 201 (3.91%) ETL
16 194 (3.78%) Software Engineering
17 193 (3.76%) Low Latency
18 185 (3.60%) SOA
19 176 (3.43%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1758 (34.23%) SQL
2 1490 (29.01%) Java
3 769 (14.97%) Shell Script
4 734 (14.29%) Perl
5 623 (12.13%) JavaScript
6 555 (10.81%) Python
7 485 (9.44%) PL/SQL
8 440 (8.57%) C++
9 277 (5.39%) C
10 275 (5.35%) Ruby
11 267 (5.20%) Bash Shell
12 229 (4.46%) C#
13 227 (4.42%) PHP
14 157 (3.06%) PowerShell
15 133 (2.59%) Korn
16 100 (1.95%) Scala
17 91 (1.77%) VB
18 58 (1.13%) T-SQL
19 53 (1.03%) VBScript
20 43 (0.84%) AWK
Qualifications
1 464 (9.03%) Security Cleared
2 362 (7.05%) SC Cleared
3 313 (6.09%) Degree
4 146 (2.84%) ISTQB
5 115 (2.24%) Cisco Certification
5 115 (2.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 113 (2.20%) DV Cleared
7 92 (1.79%) ISEB
8 86 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
9 81 (1.58%) CISSP
10 54 (1.05%) CCNA
11 49 (0.95%) MCSE
12 47 (0.92%) CCNP
13 41 (0.80%) MCITP
14 40 (0.78%) CISM
15 35 (0.68%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 31 (0.60%) Sun Certification
17 30 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
18 29 (0.56%) PMI Certification
19 24 (0.47%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 196 (3.82%) 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
1 324 (6.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 245 (4.77%) Active Directory
3 158 (3.08%) Oracle RAC
4 84 (1.64%) Oracle RMAN
5 67 (1.30%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 65 (1.27%) NFS
7 58 (1.13%) VMware ESX
8 51 (0.99%) vSphere
9 47 (0.92%) Hyper-V
10 32 (0.62%) Nmap
11 31 (0.60%) vCloud
12 29 (0.56%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 28 (0.55%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 22 (0.43%) RHEV
15 21 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
16 20 (0.39%) KVM
16 20 (0.39%) Sendmail
16 20 (0.39%) XenApp
17 18 (0.35%) Veritas File System
18 15 (0.29%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 278 (5.41%) Puppet
2 162 (3.15%) Opscode Chef
3 140 (2.73%) Tivoli
4 122 (2.38%) Control-M
5 118 (2.30%) HP Quality Center
6 112 (2.18%) Nagios
7 111 (2.16%) NetBackup
8 91 (1.77%) Data Guard
9 82 (1.60%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 59 (1.15%) ITRS Geneos
11 44 (0.86%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 40 (0.78%) Backup Exec
13 36 (0.70%) SCOM
14 35 (0.68%) BMC PATROL
15 31 (0.60%) Nessus
16 27 (0.53%) ZABBIX
17 24 (0.47%) Cacti
18 23 (0.45%) Vagrant
19 21 (0.41%) BladeLogic
19 21 (0.41%) OpenView
Vendors
1 1935 (37.68%) Oracle
2 535 (10.42%) Microsoft
3 527 (10.26%) Red Hat
4 461 (8.98%) VMware
5 441 (8.59%) HP
6 386 (7.52%) IBM
7 270 (5.26%) Sybase
8 230 (4.48%) Cisco
9 171 (3.33%) Sun
10 164 (3.19%) Citrix
11 133 (2.59%) NetApp
12 130 (2.53%) Veritas
13 128 (2.49%) JBoss
14 122 (2.38%) SAP
15 117 (2.28%) EMC
16 112 (2.18%) TIBCO
17 103 (2.01%) Informatica
18 83 (1.62%) Remedy
19 74 (1.44%) Business Objects
20 72 (1.40%) BMC
London
Bridge Noble
Rate: £380 - £475 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Brentford, Middlesex
Aston Carter
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + dependant on experience
Posted: Yesterday
Kent
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £300
Posted: Yesterday
West Bromwich, West Midlands (County)
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Rate: £25K - £7K plus call allowance
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £320 - £340 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Rate: £500 - £550 p/day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £440.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Absolute Solution Limited
Rate: From £380 to £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £550 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Search Consultancy
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day excellent rates
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City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
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