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 24 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 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 35 27 23
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -4
Contract jobs citing UNIX 11 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 3.14% 2.76% 2.38%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.41% 13.04% 12.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 1
Average daily rate £340 £315 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.93% -10.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £27.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.25 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-5.83% -7.69%
Operating Systems Category
Leicestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
82 46 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 23.43% 21.20% 18.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 13 16
Average daily rate £220 £230 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% +4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £170 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 21 10
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.00 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.28 £9.86 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £27.50 £13.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
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
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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Leicester -10 10 £340 +3.81% 1
Loughborough - - - -
Hinckley - - - -
UNIX
East Midlands

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 9 (69.23%) Linux
1 9 (69.23%) Configuration Management
1 9 (69.23%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (53.85%) MS Excel
2 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 7 (53.85%) SQL
2 7 (53.85%) Oracle
2 7 (53.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 7 (53.85%) Windows
3 6 (46.15%) MS Office
3 6 (46.15%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (38.46%) Degree
4 5 (38.46%) Computer Science
4 5 (38.46%) TickIT
4 5 (38.46%) ISEB
4 5 (38.46%) ISO 9001
4 5 (38.46%) Software Testing
5 4 (30.77%) PowerCenter
6 3 (23.08%) Informatica
7 2 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (15.38%) ETL
7 2 (15.38%) AIX
7 2 (15.38%) ITIL
7 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2
7 2 (15.38%) Red Hat
7 2 (15.38%) Control-M
7 2 (15.38%) Banking
7 2 (15.38%) Data Mart
7 2 (15.38%) CMDB
7 2 (15.38%) IT Governance

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

Applications
1 7 (53.85%) MS Excel
2 6 (46.15%) MS PowerPoint
2 6 (46.15%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) PowerCenter
2 2 (15.38%) Data Mart
2 2 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 7 (53.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (15.38%) 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 4 (30.77%) Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Informatica Developer
4 2 (15.38%) UNIX Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Computer Science
2 2 (15.38%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 9 (69.23%) Linux
2 7 (53.85%) Windows
3 2 (15.38%) AIX
3 2 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) Configuration Management
1 9 (69.23%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (38.46%) Software Testing
3 2 (15.38%) IT Governance
3 2 (15.38%) ITIL
3 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2
3 2 (15.38%) ETL
4 1 (7.69%) UML
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) ISEB
1 5 (38.46%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (38.46%) ISO 9001
1 5 (38.46%) TickIT
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) Control-M
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Oracle
1 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 3 (23.08%) Informatica
3 2 (15.38%) Red Hat
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