The first table below looks at the demand for UNIX skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leicestershire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited UNIX over the 3 months to 25 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 Leicestershire 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 25 26 21
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -5
Contract jobs citing UNIX 16 11 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 5.32% 4.45% 5.18%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.82% 28.95% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 7
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.25% +68.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £313 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £448 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £31.25 £12.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+150.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £31.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +4.16%
Operating Systems Category
Leicestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
85 38 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 28.24% 15.38% 15.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 21 12
Average daily rate £300 £300 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £135 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 10 16
Average hourly rate £13.00 £11.69 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.22% -38.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.11 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.75 £13.00 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
UNIX
East Midlands

UNIX
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

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

UNIX Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

UNIX
Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

UNIX Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

UNIX
Daily Rate Histogram in Leicestershire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UNIX across the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

UNIX Daily Rate Histogram in Leicestershire

UNIX
Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

UNIX Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

UNIX
Contract Job Locations in Leicestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing UNIX within the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 25 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Leicester +1 9 £225 -39.59% 1
UNIX
East Midlands

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire 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 17 (62.96%) Linux
2 16 (59.26%) User Acceptance Testing
3 14 (51.85%) Windows
4 11 (40.74%) SQL
4 11 (40.74%) Oracle
5 10 (37.04%) Configuration Management
5 10 (37.04%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 8 (29.63%) MS Excel
6 8 (29.63%) ISO 9001
6 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
6 8 (29.63%) PowerCenter
7 7 (25.93%) ISEB
7 7 (25.93%) Control-M
7 7 (25.93%) MS Office
7 7 (25.93%) Software Testing
7 7 (25.93%) MS PowerPoint
7 7 (25.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 6 (22.22%) Degree
8 6 (22.22%) Computer Science
8 6 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (22.22%) TickIT
8 6 (22.22%) Data Mart
9 5 (18.52%) Finance
9 5 (18.52%) Informatica
10 3 (11.11%) Banking
11 2 (7.41%) Oracle EBS
11 2 (7.41%) Northgate
11 2 (7.41%) Oracle Applications
11 2 (7.41%) Red Hat
11 2 (7.41%) Shell Script

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire 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 2 (7.41%) WebLogic
2 1 (3.70%) Apache
2 1 (3.70%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.70%) OpenStack
Applications
1 8 (29.63%) MS Excel
2 7 (25.93%) MS PowerPoint
2 7 (25.93%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (7.41%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Oracle General Ledger
1 2 (7.41%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (7.41%) Oracle Payables
1 2 (7.41%) Oracle Receivables
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (29.63%) PowerCenter
2 6 (22.22%) Data Mart
2 6 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (7.41%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
3 2 (7.41%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (7.41%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (37.04%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (3.70%) JIRA
2 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.70%) JUnit
General
1 5 (18.52%) Finance
2 3 (11.11%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (40.74%) Analyst
1 11 (40.74%) Test Analyst
2 10 (37.04%) Developer
3 6 (22.22%) UAT Analyst
3 6 (22.22%) UAT Test Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Informatica Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Oracle DBA
5 2 (7.41%) Test Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Oracle Applications DBA
5 2 (7.41%) DBA
5 2 (7.41%) UNIX Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) DevOps Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Developer
6 1 (3.70%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) HTML
1 1 (3.70%) .NET
1 1 (3.70%) CSS
1 1 (3.70%) JSP
1 1 (3.70%) XML
1 1 (3.70%) XSD
1 1 (3.70%) Spring
1 1 (3.70%) Ajax
1 1 (3.70%) Spring MVC
1 1 (3.70%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) Computer Science
2 2 (7.41%) CMDB
3 1 (3.70%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 17 (62.96%) Linux
2 14 (51.85%) Windows
3 2 (7.41%) AIX
3 2 (7.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.70%) Windows NT
4 1 (3.70%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (59.26%) User Acceptance Testing
2 10 (37.04%) Configuration Management
3 7 (25.93%) Software Testing
4 2 (7.41%) IT Governance
4 2 (7.41%) ETL
4 2 (7.41%) Unit Testing
4 2 (7.41%) Integration Testing
4 2 (7.41%) ITIL
4 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2
4 2 (7.41%) E-Commerce
5 1 (3.70%) Data Modelling
5 1 (3.70%) UML
5 1 (3.70%) MVC
5 1 (3.70%) Validation
5 1 (3.70%) Scrum
5 1 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.70%) TDD
5 1 (3.70%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (3.70%) Data Validation
5 1 (3.70%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 11 (40.74%) SQL
2 2 (7.41%) Shell Script
3 1 (3.70%) C#
3 1 (3.70%) Java
3 1 (3.70%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (25.93%) ISEB
1 7 (25.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 6 (22.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (29.63%) ISO 9001
2 6 (22.22%) TickIT
3 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 7 (25.93%) Control-M
2 2 (7.41%) Data Guard
3 1 (3.70%) Puppet
3 1 (3.70%) Vagrant
3 1 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (3.70%) Ansible
Vendors
1 11 (40.74%) Oracle
2 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
3 5 (18.52%) Informatica
4 2 (7.41%) Red Hat
4 2 (7.41%) Northgate
5 1 (3.70%) hybris
5 1 (3.70%) Rackspace
5 1 (3.70%) Remedy
Leicester, Leicestershire
X4 Group
Rate: £500 - 600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago