The table below looks at the statistics for Unix skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unix over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix
Rank 32 31 31
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing Unix 1225 1237 1284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 5.32% 5.52% 5.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 25.36% 25.49% 26.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 928 809 906
Average daily rate £475 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £609
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 3
Average hourly rate £17.01 £19.00 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.48% -54.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.61 £13.60 £32.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.40 £23.26 £136.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.25 £35.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-39.28% +27.27%
Unix
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Operating Systems Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
4830 4852 4929
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 20.98% 21.63% 21.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 3448 3239 3344
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £188 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £339 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.79% +6.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 186 228
Average hourly rate £15.75 £18.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £31.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.25% -0.93%

Unix
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Unix Jobs Demand Trend in London

Unix
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Unix Daily Rate Trend in London

Unix
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Unix across the London region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

Unix Daily Rate Histogram in London

Unix
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Unix Hourly Rate Trend in London

Unix
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix within the London region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
City of London +7 220 £480 -4.00% 79
Canary Wharf -3 11 £500 -4.76% 1
Croydon -4 11 £393 -7.64% 2
Docklands, London +12 8 £500 +47.05%
Bromley -11 6 £425 - 1
Osterley - 4 £116 -
Paddington +5 2 - -
Chessington +3 2 - -
Lewisham - 2 £400 -
Uxbridge 0 1 £375 +37.61%
Hammersmith 0 1 £475 -20.83%
Wimbledon - 1 £450 -
Harrow - 1 - - 1
Unix
England

Unix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 1341 (56.61%) Linux
2 880 (37.15%) Java
3 718 (30.31%) Finance
4 665 (28.07%) SQL
5 651 (27.48%) Agile Software Development
6 642 (27.10%) Oracle
7 590 (24.91%) Windows
8 498 (21.02%) Python
9 476 (20.09%) Perl
10 474 (20.01%) Banking
11 364 (15.37%) DevOps
12 359 (15.15%) Shell Script
13 343 (14.48%) Puppet
14 341 (14.39%) Git (software)
15 291 (12.28%) VMware
16 282 (11.90%) Jenkins
17 272 (11.48%) Solaris
18 268 (11.31%) Subversion
19 256 (10.81%) Configuration Management
20 252 (10.64%) Red Hat
21 241 (10.17%) HTML
22 239 (10.09%) C++
22 239 (10.09%) Tomcat
23 237 (10.00%) JavaScript
24 234 (9.88%) Maven
24 234 (9.88%) Ruby
25 228 (9.62%) Continuous Integration
26 223 (9.41%) Relational Database
27 221 (9.33%) Investment Banking
27 221 (9.33%) TDD

Unix
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the London 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
1 239 (10.09%) Tomcat
2 178 (7.51%) Apache
3 106 (4.47%) WebSphere
4 94 (3.97%) Node.js
4 94 (3.97%) WebLogic
5 89 (3.76%) JBoss
6 73 (3.08%) Confluence
7 63 (2.66%) Jetty
8 42 (1.77%) WebSphere Application Server
9 41 (1.73%) IIS
9 41 (1.73%) OpenStack
10 38 (1.60%) SharePoint
11 35 (1.48%) SAS
12 30 (1.27%) IBM HTTP Server
13 22 (0.93%) Apache Spark
13 22 (0.93%) CMS
14 20 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
15 19 (0.80%) nginx
16 18 (0.76%) MS Exchange
17 17 (0.72%) MQSeries
Applications
1 59 (2.49%) MS Excel
2 32 (1.35%) MS Office
3 28 (1.18%) HipChat
4 17 (0.72%) MS Project
5 13 (0.55%) SPSS
6 11 (0.46%) Stata
7 10 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
8 7 (0.30%) MS Visio
8 7 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.084%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.042%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 12 (0.51%) RMDS
2 11 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 8 (0.34%) Markit EDM
3 8 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
4 7 (0.30%) ION MarketView
4 7 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
6 5 (0.21%) Oracle Assets
6 5 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
6 5 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
6 5 (0.21%) Oracle Receivables
7 4 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (0.17%) Kondor
7 4 (0.17%) Oracle Cash Management
7 4 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
8 3 (0.13%) Global One
8 3 (0.13%) Oracle 11i
8 3 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
8 3 (0.13%) Oracle iProcurement
8 3 (0.13%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 210 (8.86%) Amazon AWS
2 57 (2.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 43 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
4 31 (1.31%) GitHub
5 30 (1.27%) AWS CloudFormation
6 29 (1.22%) PaaS
7 28 (1.18%) IaaS
8 24 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
9 18 (0.76%) Amazon S3
10 14 (0.59%) Office 365
11 12 (0.51%) SaaS
12 11 (0.46%) Amazon SQS
13 7 (0.30%) Force.com
13 7 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
14 6 (0.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 5 (0.21%) Azure Active Directory
16 4 (0.17%) AWS Lambda
17 3 (0.13%) OpenShift
18 2 (0.084%) Amazon CloudSearch
18 2 (0.084%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 221 (9.33%) HTTP
2 217 (9.16%) TCP/IP
3 199 (8.40%) Firewall
4 184 (7.77%) DNS
5 136 (5.74%) SAN
6 99 (4.18%) SSL
7 85 (3.59%) LDAP
8 68 (2.87%) NAS
9 62 (2.62%) Internet
10 60 (2.53%) VPN
11 51 (2.15%) SSH
12 50 (2.11%) Network Security
13 47 (1.98%) LAN
14 37 (1.56%) WAN
15 35 (1.48%) Intrusion Detection
16 32 (1.35%) DHCP
17 26 (1.10%) SMTP
18 24 (1.01%) SNMP
19 23 (0.97%) Multicast
20 22 (0.93%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 223 (9.41%) Relational Database
2 219 (9.24%) SQL Server
3 185 (7.81%) MySQL
4 161 (6.80%) Oracle Database
5 129 (5.45%) MongoDB
6 117 (4.94%) NoSQL
7 94 (3.97%) Apache Cassandra
8 90 (3.80%) PostgreSQL
9 70 (2.95%) DB2
10 69 (2.91%) Big Data
11 66 (2.79%) Hadoop
12 53 (2.24%) Oracle Database 11g
13 44 (1.86%) KDB
14 41 (1.73%) Data Warehouse
15 36 (1.52%) OLTP
16 34 (1.44%) RDBMS
17 33 (1.39%) Apache Hive
18 31 (1.31%) Neo4j
19 27 (1.14%) HBase
20 26 (1.10%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 341 (14.39%) Git (software)
2 282 (11.90%) Jenkins
3 268 (11.31%) Subversion
4 234 (9.88%) Maven
5 189 (7.98%) JIRA
6 107 (4.52%) Cucumber
7 104 (4.39%) JUnit
8 90 (3.80%) Mockito
9 69 (2.91%) Gradle
10 56 (2.36%) Selenium
11 52 (2.20%) JMeter
12 40 (1.69%) Ant
12 40 (1.69%) Hudson
12 40 (1.69%) TeamCity
13 28 (1.18%) LoadRunner
14 26 (1.10%) SoapUI
15 20 (0.84%) Sonatype Nexus
16 19 (0.80%) Eclipse
16 19 (0.80%) IntelliJ
16 19 (0.80%) Vagrant
General
1 718 (30.31%) Finance
2 474 (20.01%) Banking
3 221 (9.33%) Investment Banking
4 207 (8.74%) Front Office
5 69 (2.91%) Telecoms
6 63 (2.66%) Retail
7 61 (2.57%) Financial Institution
8 36 (1.52%) Back Office
9 29 (1.22%) Games
10 23 (0.97%) Marketing
11 18 (0.76%) Electronics
12 16 (0.68%) Manufacturing
13 13 (0.55%) Advertising
13 13 (0.55%) Law
14 11 (0.46%) Legal
15 10 (0.42%) Publishing
16 9 (0.38%) Retail Banking
17 6 (0.25%) Billing
18 4 (0.17%) French Language
18 4 (0.17%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 756 (31.91%) Developer
2 340 (14.35%) Java Developer
3 258 (10.89%) Analyst
4 208 (8.78%) DevOps Engineer
5 193 (8.15%) Administrator
6 154 (6.50%) Consultant
7 140 (5.91%) Linux Engineer
8 127 (5.36%) Senior Developer
9 123 (5.19%) Systems Administrator
10 114 (4.81%) Architect
11 112 (4.73%) Support Analyst
12 111 (4.69%) C++ Developer
13 101 (4.26%) Unix Administrator
14 98 (4.14%) Linux/Unix DevOps
15 92 (3.88%) Applications Support
16 89 (3.76%) Oracle Developer
17 82 (3.46%) Unix Systems Administrator
18 81 (3.42%) Senior Java Developer
19 80 (3.38%) Unix Engineer
20 66 (2.79%) Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 241 (10.17%) HTML
2 211 (8.91%) Web Services
3 198 (8.36%) REST
4 180 (7.60%) Spring
4 180 (7.60%) XML
5 159 (6.71%) Middleware
6 150 (6.33%) CSS
7 116 (4.90%) J2EE
7 116 (4.90%) SOAP
8 104 (4.39%) FIX Protocol
9 102 (4.31%) .NET
10 96 (4.05%) Hibernate
11 76 (3.21%) JSON
12 73 (3.08%) AngularJS
13 71 (3.00%) JMS
14 56 (2.36%) RESTful
15 55 (2.32%) STL
16 46 (1.94%) HTML5
16 46 (1.94%) jQuery
17 45 (1.90%) Guice
Miscellaneous
1 192 (8.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 186 (7.85%) Analytical Skills
3 143 (6.04%) Equities
4 113 (4.77%) Data Centre
5 94 (3.97%) Management Information System
6 88 (3.71%) Derivative
6 88 (3.71%) Fixed Income
7 78 (3.29%) Computer Science
8 54 (2.28%) Clustering
9 36 (1.52%) Replication
10 34 (1.44%) Algorithms
10 34 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
11 33 (1.39%) Fintech
12 30 (1.27%) DataPower
13 28 (1.18%) STB
14 25 (1.06%) Hedge funds
14 25 (1.06%) Mainframe
14 25 (1.06%) Mobile App
14 25 (1.06%) N-Tier
14 25 (1.06%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 1341 (56.61%) Linux
2 590 (24.91%) Windows
3 272 (11.48%) Solaris
4 216 (9.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 195 (8.23%) AIX
6 115 (4.85%) Windows Server
7 107 (4.52%) Mac OS X
8 62 (2.62%) CentOS
9 58 (2.45%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 57 (2.41%) SUSE
11 51 (2.15%) Windows Server 2008
12 46 (1.94%) Mac OS
13 37 (1.56%) Oracle Linux
13 37 (1.56%) Ubuntu
14 24 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
15 20 (0.84%) HPUX
15 20 (0.84%) Windows 7
16 14 (0.59%) VMS
17 13 (0.55%) Debian
18 10 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 651 (27.48%) Agile Software Development
2 364 (15.37%) DevOps
3 256 (10.81%) Configuration Management
4 228 (9.62%) Continuous Integration
5 221 (9.33%) TDD
6 209 (8.82%) ITIL
7 195 (8.23%) Scrum
8 189 (7.98%) Multithreading
9 187 (7.89%) OO
10 186 (7.85%) Migration
11 166 (7.01%) Low Latency
12 164 (6.92%) Software Engineering
13 150 (6.33%) BDD
13 150 (6.33%) SDLC
14 125 (5.28%) Continuous Improvement
15 121 (5.11%) High Availability
16 117 (4.94%) Electronic Trading
17 116 (4.90%) Open Source
18 107 (4.52%) Continuous Delivery
19 106 (4.47%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 880 (37.15%) Java
2 665 (28.07%) SQL
3 498 (21.02%) Python
4 476 (20.09%) Perl
5 359 (15.15%) Shell Script
6 239 (10.09%) C++
7 237 (10.00%) JavaScript
8 234 (9.88%) Ruby
9 183 (7.72%) Bash Shell
10 114 (4.81%) PL/SQL
11 107 (4.52%) C
12 102 (4.31%) PowerShell
13 94 (3.97%) Scala
14 93 (3.93%) C#
15 89 (3.76%) PHP
16 54 (2.28%) Groovy
17 49 (2.07%) Go
18 45 (1.90%) Korn
19 28 (1.18%) T-SQL
20 20 (0.84%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 166 (7.01%) Security Cleared
2 148 (6.25%) Degree
3 127 (5.36%) SC Cleared
4 50 (2.11%) CISSP
5 30 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
6 24 (1.01%) CISM
7 23 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
8 22 (0.93%) DV Cleared
9 14 (0.59%) BPSS Clearance
10 12 (0.51%) GCIA
10 12 (0.51%) ISEB
11 11 (0.46%) CCIE
11 11 (0.46%) CCNA
11 11 (0.46%) RHCE
12 10 (0.42%) CCNP
12 10 (0.42%) GIAC
12 10 (0.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 10 (0.42%) RHCA
13 9 (0.38%) ISTQB
14 8 (0.34%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (4.01%) QA
2 49 (2.07%) SLA
3 35 (1.48%) PCI DSS
4 21 (0.89%) Disclosure Scotland
5 8 (0.34%) Data Quality
5 8 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.21%) HL7
6 5 (0.21%) MiFID
6 5 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.17%) COBIT
7 4 (0.17%) DICOM
7 4 (0.17%) SDET
8 2 (0.084%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.084%) ISO20022
9 1 (0.042%) COREP
9 1 (0.042%) EMIR
9 1 (0.042%) FINREP
9 1 (0.042%) FIPS 140-2
9 1 (0.042%) ISO22301
9 1 (0.042%) SEPA
System Software
1 194 (8.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 140 (5.91%) Docker
3 119 (5.02%) Active Directory
4 67 (2.83%) vSphere
5 64 (2.70%) VMware ESX
6 58 (2.45%) NFS
6 58 (2.45%) VMware ESXi
7 47 (1.98%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 36 (1.52%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 23 (0.97%) KVM
10 17 (0.72%) Hyper-V
10 17 (0.72%) Samba
11 15 (0.63%) Apache Flume
11 15 (0.63%) Oracle RAC
12 12 (0.51%) RHEV
13 11 (0.46%) GlusterFS
13 11 (0.46%) vCloud
13 11 (0.46%) Veritas File System
14 10 (0.42%) Sendmail
15 8 (0.34%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 343 (14.48%) Puppet
2 142 (5.99%) Opscode Chef
3 125 (5.28%) Ansible
4 108 (4.56%) Nagios
5 60 (2.53%) Control-M
6 42 (1.77%) ITRS Geneos
7 39 (1.65%) logstash
8 37 (1.56%) Graphite
9 36 (1.52%) Icinga
10 30 (1.27%) SCOM
10 30 (1.27%) Tivoli
11 28 (1.18%) FreeIPA
11 28 (1.18%) HP Quality Center
11 28 (1.18%) SELinux
12 27 (1.14%) Salt
13 26 (1.10%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 24 (1.01%) Grafana
14 24 (1.01%) Kibana
14 24 (1.01%) Kubernetes
14 24 (1.01%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 642 (27.10%) Oracle
2 291 (12.28%) VMware
3 252 (10.64%) Red Hat
4 195 (8.23%) IBM
5 179 (7.56%) Microsoft
5 179 (7.56%) Sybase
6 132 (5.57%) HP
7 114 (4.81%) Veritas
8 102 (4.31%) Cisco
9 87 (3.67%) Splunk
10 79 (3.33%) EMC
11 72 (3.04%) NetApp
12 55 (2.32%) Informatica
13 45 (1.90%) Sun
14 44 (1.86%) F5
15 42 (1.77%) Atlassian
16 39 (1.65%) Fidessa
16 39 (1.65%) SAP
16 39 (1.65%) SOASTA, Inc
17 38 (1.60%) Citrix
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