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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 30 31 29
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Contract jobs citing UNIX 2553 2409 2187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 5.53% 5.41% 5.40%
As % of the Operating Systems category 24.01% 23.90% 23.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1590 1463 1282
Average daily rate
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£425 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 46 80
Average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -23.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.86 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.63 £21.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+69.64% -23.63%
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
10634 10081 9124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 23.03% 22.65% 22.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 6307 5694 4893
Average daily rate £375 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £150 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £308 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.31% -5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 856 937 1037
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £34.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.67 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+4.45% -14.28%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 23 January 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
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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 0 1336 £450 - 335
South East +3 464 £350 -3.44% 146
North West +1 166 £373 +10.37% 40
Yorkshire +10 141 £375 +25.00% 37
West Midlands +5 123 £400 +14.28% 27
East of England -2 102 £425 +9.67% 54
South West +2 101 £410 +15.49% 44
East Midlands +21 64 £371 +9.59% 21
North East -3 41 £328 +25.96% 3
Midlands +9 5 £345 - 1
UNIX
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UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 2861 (51.84%) Linux
2 1842 (33.38%) SQL
3 1838 (33.30%) Oracle
4 1697 (30.75%) Java
5 1460 (26.45%) Windows
6 1168 (21.16%) Finance
7 956 (17.32%) Agile Software Development
8 872 (15.80%) Shell Script
9 866 (15.69%) Banking
10 790 (14.31%) Perl
11 735 (13.32%) HTML
12 661 (11.98%) Solaris
13 655 (11.87%) Python
14 615 (11.14%) Security Cleared
15 594 (10.76%) Red Hat
16 548 (9.93%) JavaScript
17 545 (9.87%) Relational Database
18 542 (9.82%) Subversion
19 539 (9.77%) Configuration Management
20 535 (9.69%) C++
21 533 (9.66%) XML
22 522 (9.46%) Oracle Database
23 518 (9.39%) Microsoft
24 515 (9.33%) PL/SQL
25 514 (9.31%) ITIL
26 501 (9.08%) VMware
27 454 (8.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
28 445 (8.06%) Git (software)
29 440 (7.97%) SC Cleared
30 433 (7.85%) MySQL

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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
1 377 (6.83%) Apache
2 328 (5.94%) Tomcat
3 324 (5.87%) WebLogic
4 283 (5.13%) WebSphere
5 199 (3.61%) JBoss
6 103 (1.87%) IIS
7 82 (1.49%) SAS
8 80 (1.45%) SharePoint
9 77 (1.40%) MS Exchange
10 57 (1.03%) WebSphere Application Server
10 57 (1.03%) Node.js
11 54 (0.98%) Confluence
11 54 (0.98%) nginx
12 48 (0.87%) TIBCO EMS
13 40 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
14 39 (0.71%) Apache Solr
15 38 (0.69%) CMS
16 36 (0.65%) MQSeries
17 33 (0.60%) Oracle Workflow
18 28 (0.51%) CICS
Applications
1 270 (4.89%) MS Excel
2 113 (2.05%) MS Office
3 66 (1.20%) MS Visio
4 36 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
5 20 (0.36%) MS Project
6 17 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.13%) PaintShop Pro
8 6 (0.11%) Doxygen
9 4 (0.072%) Fireworks
10 2 (0.036%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.036%) SPSS
11 1 (0.018%) Maya
11 1 (0.018%) CATIA
11 1 (0.018%) DOC1
11 1 (0.018%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 121 (2.19%) Oracle EBS
2 53 (0.96%) Oracle Applications
3 50 (0.91%) Oracle EBS R12
4 29 (0.53%) BusinessWorks
5 21 (0.38%) Oracle BPM
5 21 (0.38%) Markit EDM
6 18 (0.33%) ION MarketView
7 17 (0.31%) Oracle Financials
7 17 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
8 16 (0.29%) Oracle Payables
9 15 (0.27%) RMDS
10 14 (0.25%) Murex MxG2000
11 12 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 12 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
11 12 (0.22%) Oracle General Ledger
12 11 (0.20%) Summit
13 8 (0.14%) Oracle Internet Expenses
14 7 (0.13%) TIBCO iProcess
15 6 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
16 5 (0.091%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 132 (2.39%) Amazon AWS
2 70 (1.27%) Amazon EC2
3 36 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
4 34 (0.62%) Amazon S3
5 28 (0.51%) SaaS
6 23 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
7 20 (0.36%) PaaS
8 15 (0.27%) Heroku
9 12 (0.22%) GitHub
10 11 (0.20%) Joyent
11 6 (0.11%) IaaS
12 3 (0.054%) Route 53
12 3 (0.054%) IBM SmartCloud
13 2 (0.036%) Amazon SQS
13 2 (0.036%) Office 365
14 1 (0.018%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 407 (7.37%) SAN
2 338 (6.12%) TCP/IP
3 332 (6.02%) Firewall
4 318 (5.76%) HTTP
5 311 (5.64%) DNS
6 178 (3.23%) LDAP
7 148 (2.68%) Internet
8 136 (2.46%) NAS
9 111 (2.01%) LAN
10 105 (1.90%) WAN
11 97 (1.76%) VPN
12 95 (1.72%) DHCP
13 89 (1.61%) SSL
14 77 (1.40%) Network Security
15 75 (1.36%) FTP
16 69 (1.25%) BGP
17 51 (0.92%) OSPF
18 49 (0.89%) SSH
19 40 (0.72%) MPLS
20 39 (0.71%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 545 (9.87%) Relational Database
2 522 (9.46%) Oracle Database
3 433 (7.85%) MySQL
4 347 (6.29%) SQL Server
5 245 (4.44%) Data Warehouse
6 231 (4.19%) MongoDB
7 200 (3.62%) Oracle Database 11g
8 196 (3.55%) DB2
9 185 (3.35%) RDBMS
10 146 (2.65%) Oracle Reports
11 140 (2.54%) NoSQL
12 102 (1.85%) Neo4j
12 102 (1.85%) Big Data
13 98 (1.78%) Hadoop
14 95 (1.72%) PostgreSQL
15 80 (1.45%) Oracle Database 10g
16 74 (1.34%) OLTP
17 57 (1.03%) Oracle ODI
18 45 (0.82%) Ingres
19 41 (0.74%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 542 (9.82%) Subversion
2 445 (8.06%) Git (software)
3 258 (4.67%) Maven
4 230 (4.17%) Jenkins
5 221 (4.00%) Ant
6 183 (3.32%) JIRA
7 157 (2.84%) JUnit
8 126 (2.28%) Eclipse
9 113 (2.05%) ClearCase
10 80 (1.45%) Selenium
10 80 (1.45%) TeamCity
11 64 (1.16%) Cucumber
12 62 (1.12%) Toad
13 61 (1.11%) CruiseControl
14 59 (1.07%) Hudson
15 57 (1.03%) Oracle Forms
16 54 (0.98%) GoogleTest
17 53 (0.96%) ClearQuest
18 51 (0.92%) Mockito
19 49 (0.89%) CppUnit
General
1 1168 (21.16%) Finance
2 866 (15.69%) Banking
3 350 (6.34%) Front Office
4 347 (6.29%) Investment Banking
5 226 (4.09%) Telecoms
6 112 (2.03%) Retail
7 102 (1.85%) Financial Institution
8 73 (1.32%) Marketing
9 72 (1.30%) Manufacturing
10 57 (1.03%) Back Office
11 44 (0.80%) Games
12 33 (0.60%) Legal
13 20 (0.36%) Advertising
14 19 (0.34%) Publishing
15 18 (0.33%) Automotive
16 17 (0.31%) Military
17 14 (0.25%) Electronics
17 14 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
18 10 (0.18%) General Ledger
18 10 (0.18%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 1718 (31.13%) Developer
2 784 (14.21%) Analyst
3 572 (10.36%) Java Developer
4 423 (7.66%) Architect
5 360 (6.52%) Administrator
6 332 (6.02%) Support Analyst
7 281 (5.09%) Consultant
8 239 (4.33%) Applications Support
9 212 (3.84%) C++ Developer
10 177 (3.21%) Senior Developer
11 163 (2.95%) Systems Administrator
12 156 (2.83%) UNIX Administrator
13 149 (2.70%) Support Engineer
14 148 (2.68%) DevOps Engineer
15 133 (2.41%) Linux Engineer
16 132 (2.39%) DBA
17 125 (2.26%) Test Analyst
18 119 (2.16%) Technical Architect
19 109 (1.97%) Applications Support Analyst
20 106 (1.92%) UNIX Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 735 (13.32%) HTML
2 533 (9.66%) XML
3 422 (7.65%) Web Services
4 388 (7.03%) CSS
5 332 (6.02%) Middleware
6 309 (5.60%) Spring
7 295 (5.35%) .NET
8 286 (5.18%) J2EE
9 268 (4.86%) Hibernate
10 247 (4.48%) JSP
10 247 (4.48%) REST
11 163 (2.95%) FIX Protocol
12 157 (2.84%) jQuery
13 126 (2.28%) SOAP
14 121 (2.19%) RESTful
15 120 (2.17%) JAX-RS
16 115 (2.08%) ASP.NET
17 112 (2.03%) Ajax
18 111 (2.01%) WebSphere MQ
19 109 (1.97%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 419 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
2 205 (3.71%) Derivative
3 201 (3.64%) Open Source
4 190 (3.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 156 (2.83%) Computer Science
6 154 (2.79%) Fixed Income
7 142 (2.57%) Clustering
8 131 (2.37%) Equities
9 118 (2.14%) Mainframe
10 113 (2.05%) Management Information System
11 83 (1.50%) Visualisation
12 78 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
13 73 (1.32%) Replication
14 70 (1.27%) Client/Server
15 58 (1.05%) Data Integration
16 54 (0.98%) Algorithms
17 53 (0.96%) Mathematics
18 52 (0.94%) Data Structures
19 41 (0.74%) PKI
20 39 (0.71%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2861 (51.84%) Linux
2 1460 (26.45%) Windows
3 661 (11.98%) Solaris
4 454 (8.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 345 (6.25%) AIX
6 295 (5.35%) Mac OS X
7 196 (3.55%) Windows Server 2008
8 180 (3.26%) Windows Server 2003
9 131 (2.37%) HPUX
10 91 (1.65%) SUSE
11 79 (1.43%) Windows 7
12 76 (1.38%) Windows XP
13 69 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
14 58 (1.05%) CentOS
15 56 (1.01%) Ubuntu
15 56 (1.01%) Oracle Linux
16 47 (0.85%) VMS
16 47 (0.85%) Windows NT
17 37 (0.67%) Windows 2000
17 37 (0.67%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 956 (17.32%) Agile Software Development
2 539 (9.77%) Configuration Management
3 514 (9.31%) ITIL
4 387 (7.01%) Migration
5 386 (6.99%) OO
6 344 (6.23%) Continuous Integration
7 332 (6.02%) TDD
8 324 (5.87%) DevOps
9 304 (5.51%) Scrum
10 273 (4.95%) Project Management
11 264 (4.78%) Multithreading
12 258 (4.67%) Software Engineering
13 249 (4.51%) ETL
14 241 (4.37%) Web Development
15 218 (3.95%) Performance Tuning
16 215 (3.90%) Business Intelligence
17 204 (3.70%) Service Management
17 204 (3.70%) Change Management
18 188 (3.41%) Responsive Web Design
19 186 (3.37%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 1842 (33.38%) SQL
2 1697 (30.75%) Java
3 872 (15.80%) Shell Script
4 790 (14.31%) Perl
5 655 (11.87%) Python
6 548 (9.93%) JavaScript
7 535 (9.69%) C++
8 515 (9.33%) PL/SQL
9 348 (6.31%) Ruby
10 284 (5.15%) C
11 264 (4.78%) PHP
12 242 (4.38%) C#
13 241 (4.37%) Bash Shell
14 136 (2.46%) Korn
15 121 (2.19%) Scala
16 113 (2.05%) PowerShell
17 74 (1.34%) VB
18 60 (1.09%) T-SQL
19 34 (0.62%) VBScript
20 31 (0.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 615 (11.14%) Security Cleared
2 440 (7.97%) SC Cleared
3 330 (5.98%) Degree
4 161 (2.92%) Cisco Certification
5 154 (2.79%) DV Cleared
6 108 (1.96%) ISTQB
7 98 (1.78%) CCNA
8 82 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
9 79 (1.43%) CISSP
9 79 (1.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 71 (1.29%) ISEB
11 65 (1.18%) CCNP
12 58 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
13 45 (0.82%) MCSE
14 44 (0.80%) Sun Certification
15 43 (0.78%) CCIE
16 39 (0.71%) JNCIA
17 36 (0.65%) CISM
18 34 (0.62%) CCSA
19 31 (0.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 188 (3.41%) QA
2 108 (1.96%) SLA
3 22 (0.40%) PCI DSS
4 18 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 13 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 13 (0.24%) Data Quality
6 12 (0.22%) ISO 9001
7 8 (0.14%) COBIT
8 5 (0.091%) WAI
9 4 (0.072%) HL7
9 4 (0.072%) DICOM
10 2 (0.036%) ISO 14001
10 2 (0.036%) COREP
10 2 (0.036%) FINREP
11 1 (0.018%) FATCA
11 1 (0.018%) EMIR
11 1 (0.018%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.018%) COSO
11 1 (0.018%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.018%) Basel II
System Software
1 317 (5.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 285 (5.16%) Active Directory
3 88 (1.59%) Oracle RAC
4 85 (1.54%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 78 (1.41%) vSphere
6 77 (1.40%) VMware ESX
7 68 (1.23%) NFS
8 61 (1.11%) Oracle RMAN
9 51 (0.92%) Hyper-V
10 38 (0.69%) XenApp
11 33 (0.60%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 30 (0.54%) Varnish
13 28 (0.51%) Samba
14 26 (0.47%) XenDesktop
14 26 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
14 26 (0.47%) KVM
15 25 (0.45%) Nmap
16 23 (0.42%) Sendmail
16 23 (0.42%) Apache ZooKeeper
17 20 (0.36%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 352 (6.38%) Puppet
2 195 (3.53%) Opscode Chef
3 133 (2.41%) Nagios
4 120 (2.17%) Control-M
5 92 (1.67%) NetBackup
6 83 (1.50%) Tivoli
7 73 (1.32%) HP Quality Center
8 53 (0.96%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 46 (0.83%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 37 (0.67%) Data Guard
11 34 (0.62%) Nessus
12 33 (0.60%) CA SiteMinder
13 31 (0.56%) Ansible
14 30 (0.54%) ITRS Geneos
15 29 (0.53%) SCOM
16 25 (0.45%) BladeLogic
17 23 (0.42%) Backup Exec
17 23 (0.42%) Cacti
17 23 (0.42%) SELinux
18 22 (0.40%) Graphite
Vendors
1 1838 (33.30%) Oracle
2 594 (10.76%) Red Hat
3 518 (9.39%) Microsoft
4 501 (9.08%) VMware
5 419 (7.59%) HP
6 352 (6.38%) IBM
7 289 (5.24%) Cisco
8 275 (4.98%) Sybase
9 186 (3.37%) Sun
10 168 (3.04%) Citrix
11 140 (2.54%) EMC
12 133 (2.41%) SAP
13 127 (2.30%) NetApp
14 126 (2.28%) Informatica
15 115 (2.08%) TIBCO
16 112 (2.03%) Veritas
17 96 (1.74%) Business Objects
18 90 (1.63%) F5
19 79 (1.43%) Remedy
20 75 (1.36%) Juniper
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