The first table below looks at the demand for UNIX skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hounslow region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited UNIX over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Hounslow region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 4 12 -
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -
Contract jobs citing UNIX 3 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hounslow 12.50% 8.96% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 60.00% 20.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 0
Average daily rate £295 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £30.45 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-9.67% -6.32%
Operating Systems Category
Hounslow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
5 30 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hounslow 20.83% 44.78% 16.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 26 8
Average daily rate £380 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £160 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £450 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
UNIX
London

UNIX
Jobs Demand Trend in Hounslow

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing UNIX across the Hounslow region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

UNIX Jobs Demand Trend in Hounslow

UNIX
Daily Rate Trend in Hounslow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing UNIX across the Hounslow region.

UNIX Daily Rate Trend in Hounslow

UNIX
Daily Rate Histogram in Hounslow

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UNIX across the Hounslow region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

UNIX Daily Rate Histogram in Hounslow

UNIX
Hourly Rate Trend in Hounslow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing UNIX across the Hounslow region.

UNIX Hourly Rate Trend in Hounslow

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hounslow

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hounslow 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 6 (50.00%) SQL
1 6 (50.00%) Linux
2 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Ruby
3 3 (25.00%) JIRA
3 3 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (25.00%) STB
3 3 (25.00%) Shell Script
3 3 (25.00%) Nagios
3 3 (25.00%) HP
3 3 (25.00%) ISEB
3 3 (25.00%) MPEG
3 3 (25.00%) Tomcat
3 3 (25.00%) Web Services
3 3 (25.00%) Windows
3 3 (25.00%) .NET
3 3 (25.00%) nginx
3 3 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (25.00%) Foundry
3 3 (25.00%) Akamai
3 3 (25.00%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (25.00%) Node.js
3 3 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (25.00%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (16.67%) collectd
4 2 (16.67%) CloudStack
4 2 (16.67%) Relational Database

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Hounslow by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hounslow 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 3 (25.00%) Tomcat
1 3 (25.00%) nginx
1 3 (25.00%) Node.js
1 3 (25.00%) Cloud Foundry
2 2 (16.67%) CloudStack
3 1 (8.33%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Office
1 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) DNS
1 2 (16.67%) DVB
2 1 (8.33%) ATM
2 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (16.67%) Relational Database
3 1 (8.33%) RDBMS
3 1 (8.33%) MS Access
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) JIRA
2 1 (8.33%) LoadRunner
2 1 (8.33%) Toad
General
1 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Test Engineer
1 3 (25.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Administrator
2 2 (16.67%) Tester
2 2 (16.67%) Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (16.67%) UNIX Administrator
2 2 (16.67%) UNIX Systems Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Integration Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Integration Test Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Integration Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Support Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (8.33%) Service Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Test Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Performance Tester
3 1 (8.33%) Software Tester
3 1 (8.33%) 1st Line Support Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Broadcast Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) Web Services
1 3 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) STB
1 3 (25.00%) MPEG
2 1 (8.33%) IPTV
2 1 (8.33%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Linux
2 3 (25.00%) Windows
3 2 (16.67%) Solaris
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Vista
4 1 (8.33%) HPUX
4 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 3 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Security Management
4 1 (8.33%) Load Balancing
4 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
4 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (8.33%) Scrum
4 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
4 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
4 1 (8.33%) ITIL
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Integration Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
4 1 (8.33%) Manual Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
4 1 (8.33%) Test Strategy
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (25.00%) Ruby
2 3 (25.00%) Shell Script
3 2 (16.67%) VBScript
3 2 (16.67%) VB.NET
4 1 (8.33%) C#
4 1 (8.33%) Java
4 1 (8.33%) Perl
4 1 (8.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) ISEB
2 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (8.33%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) NDS
1 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (8.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) Nagios
1 3 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (16.67%) collectd
3 1 (8.33%) Ansible
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) HP
2 3 (25.00%) Foundry
2 3 (25.00%) Akamai
3 2 (16.67%) Oracle
3 2 (16.67%) Red Hat
4 1 (8.33%) VMware
4 1 (8.33%) Sun
4 1 (8.33%) Veritas
4 1 (8.33%) Tandberg