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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 23 19 19
Rank change year-on-year
-4 0
Contract jobs citing UNIX 10 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 5.95% 5.41% 4.76%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.23% 33.33% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 4
Average daily rate
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£225 £373 £256
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.59% +45.36%
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £31.25 £20.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.32% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +3.17%
Operating Systems Category
Leicester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
52 18 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 30.95% 16.22% 19.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 11 8
Average daily rate £300 £255 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £100 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £310 £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 4 11
Average hourly rate £15.50 £11.75 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.91% -73.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £26.45 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
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
Daily Rate Histogram in Leicester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UNIX across the Leicester region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

UNIX Daily Rate Histogram 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 31 July 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 15 (75.00%) Linux
2 13 (65.00%) Windows
2 13 (65.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 11 (55.00%) Oracle
3 11 (55.00%) SQL
4 10 (50.00%) Configuration Management
4 10 (50.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 8 (40.00%) MS Excel
5 8 (40.00%) ISO 9001
5 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
6 7 (35.00%) ISEB
6 7 (35.00%) MS Office
6 7 (35.00%) Software Testing
6 7 (35.00%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (35.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (30.00%) TickIT
7 6 (30.00%) Degree
7 6 (30.00%) Computer Science
8 4 (20.00%) PowerCenter
9 3 (15.00%) Finance
9 3 (15.00%) IT Governance
10 2 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (10.00%) CMDB
10 2 (10.00%) Banking
10 2 (10.00%) Data Mart
10 2 (10.00%) Red Hat
10 2 (10.00%) Control-M
10 2 (10.00%) Informatica
10 2 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (10.00%) ITIL

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.00%) WebLogic
1 1 (5.00%) SAS
1 1 (5.00%) OpenStack
Applications
1 8 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 7 (35.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 7 (35.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Receivables
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) PowerCenter
2 2 (10.00%) Data Mart
2 2 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.00%) DB2
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (50.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (5.00%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (55.00%) Analyst
1 11 (55.00%) Test Analyst
2 6 (30.00%) UAT Analyst
2 6 (30.00%) UAT Test Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Test Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) UNIX Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Oracle Applications DBA
5 1 (5.00%) Informatica Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Architect
5 1 (5.00%) DBA
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (10.00%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 15 (75.00%) Linux
2 13 (65.00%) Windows
3 2 (10.00%) AIX
3 2 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (65.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 10 (50.00%) Configuration Management
3 7 (35.00%) Software Testing
4 3 (15.00%) IT Governance
5 2 (10.00%) ITIL
5 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2
6 1 (5.00%) UML
6 1 (5.00%) E-Commerce
6 1 (5.00%) ETL
6 1 (5.00%) Integration Testing
6 1 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (5.00%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 11 (55.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (5.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (35.00%) ISEB
1 7 (35.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 6 (30.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (40.00%) ISO 9001
2 6 (30.00%) TickIT
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) Control-M
2 1 (5.00%) Data Guard
2 1 (5.00%) Puppet
2 1 (5.00%) Vagrant
2 1 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (5.00%) Ansible
Vendors
1 11 (55.00%) Oracle
2 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (10.00%) Informatica
3 2 (10.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (5.00%) VMware
4 1 (5.00%) Northgate
4 1 (5.00%) Rackspace