The first table below looks at the demand for UNIX skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leicester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited UNIX over the 3 months to 16 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 Leicester 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 25 20 19
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -1
Contract jobs citing UNIX 10 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 4.81% 2.48% 2.80%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.18% 12.50% 12.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
Average daily rate £340 £328 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.81% -6.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £30.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-9.83% -6.15%
Operating Systems Category
Leicester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
55 24 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 26.44% 19.83% 23.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 5 13
Average daily rate £230 £230 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £225 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £373 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.40% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 4
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.00 £8.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +52.94%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
UNIX
Leicestershire

UNIX
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

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

UNIX Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

UNIX
Daily Rate Trend in Leicester

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

UNIX Daily Rate Trend in Leicester

UNIX
Hourly Rate Trend in Leicester

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

UNIX Hourly Rate Trend in Leicester

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leicester 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 10 (76.92%) Linux
1 10 (76.92%) Configuration Management
2 9 (69.23%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (61.54%) MS Excel
3 8 (61.54%) Microsoft
3 8 (61.54%) SQL
3 8 (61.54%) Oracle
3 8 (61.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 8 (61.54%) Windows
4 7 (53.85%) MS Office
4 7 (53.85%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (46.15%) Software Testing
5 6 (46.15%) TickIT
5 6 (46.15%) ISEB
5 6 (46.15%) ISO 9001
5 6 (46.15%) Degree
5 6 (46.15%) Computer Science
6 3 (23.08%) PowerCenter
7 2 (15.38%) Red Hat
7 2 (15.38%) IT Governance
7 2 (15.38%) Informatica
7 2 (15.38%) AIX
7 2 (15.38%) ITIL
7 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2
7 2 (15.38%) CMDB
7 2 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (7.69%) .NET
8 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
8 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (7.69%) ETL

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leicester 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.

Applications
1 8 (61.54%) MS Excel
2 7 (53.85%) MS Office
2 7 (53.85%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) PowerCenter
2 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (7.69%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 8 (61.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (7.69%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Analyst
1 7 (53.85%) Test Analyst
2 5 (38.46%) UAT Analyst
2 5 (38.46%) UAT Test Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Developer
4 2 (15.38%) UNIX Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Test Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Informatica Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) Computer Science
2 2 (15.38%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 10 (76.92%) Linux
2 8 (61.54%) Windows
3 2 (15.38%) AIX
3 2 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) Configuration Management
2 9 (69.23%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (46.15%) Software Testing
4 2 (15.38%) IT Governance
4 2 (15.38%) ITIL
4 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2
5 1 (7.69%) ETL
5 1 (7.69%) UML
5 1 (7.69%) Logistics
5 1 (7.69%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (46.15%) ISEB
1 6 (46.15%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (46.15%) TickIT
1 6 (46.15%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Control-M
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) Microsoft
1 8 (61.54%) Oracle
2 2 (15.38%) Red Hat
2 2 (15.38%) Informatica