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 3 July 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 30 30 27
Rank change year-on-year
0 -3
Contract jobs citing UNIX 1315 1344 1365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 5.64% 5.86% 5.84%
As % of the Operating Systems category 26.16% 25.35% 27.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 877 925 930
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £365
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 5 12
Average hourly rate £22.83 £30.00 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.90% +73.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.70 £15.30 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £36.80 £25.69
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +18.64%
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
5026 5301 4926
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 21.54% 23.13% 21.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 3392 3556 3222
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £180 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 187 239 246
Average hourly rate £18.50 £16.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.62% -13.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £25.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -6.25%

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 3 July 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UNIX across the London region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

UNIX Hourly Rate Histogram 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 3 July 2015. 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
City of London -5 343 £475 +5.55% 130
Croydon +3 18 £384 -4.06% 2
Canary Wharf - 14 £450 -
Hammersmith - 8 £374 -
Docklands, London -3 6 £525 +5.00%
Greenford +4 5 - -
Kingston Upon Thames 0 3 £300 +1.69% 1
Paddington - 3 £400 -
Bromley -7 2 £425 +30.76%
Feltham - 1 £425 -
West Drayton - 1 £563 -
Hillingdon - 1 £325 -
UNIX
England

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 1343 (51.26%) Linux
2 978 (37.33%) SQL
3 921 (35.15%) Java
4 807 (30.80%) Oracle
5 764 (29.16%) Finance
6 648 (24.73%) Banking
7 644 (24.58%) Windows
8 498 (19.01%) Agile Software Development
9 487 (18.59%) Perl
10 410 (15.65%) Shell Script
11 368 (14.05%) Python
12 333 (12.71%) Investment Banking
13 307 (11.72%) C++
14 305 (11.64%) Relational Database
15 299 (11.41%) Solaris
16 276 (10.53%) Front Office
17 251 (9.58%) XML
18 249 (9.50%) HTML
19 244 (9.31%) Oracle Database
20 235 (8.97%) PL/SQL
21 233 (8.89%) ITIL
22 228 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
23 227 (8.66%) SQL Server
24 225 (8.59%) Degree
25 222 (8.47%) JavaScript
26 216 (8.24%) Sybase
27 209 (7.98%) TDD
28 204 (7.79%) Web Services
29 200 (7.63%) Red Hat
30 194 (7.40%) TCP/IP

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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
1 182 (6.95%) Tomcat
2 160 (6.11%) WebSphere
3 130 (4.96%) Apache
4 102 (3.89%) WebLogic
5 83 (3.17%) JBoss
6 77 (2.94%) IIS
7 53 (2.02%) WebSphere Application Server
8 41 (1.56%) SAS
9 37 (1.41%) Node.js
10 28 (1.07%) Confluence
11 24 (0.92%) Oracle Coherence
12 23 (0.88%) IBM HTTP Server
13 22 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
14 21 (0.80%) MQSeries
15 20 (0.76%) SharePoint
15 20 (0.76%) Jetty
16 19 (0.73%) nginx
17 16 (0.61%) Apache Spark
18 15 (0.57%) MS Exchange
19 13 (0.50%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 88 (3.36%) MS Excel
2 53 (2.02%) MS Office
3 35 (1.34%) MS Visio
4 24 (0.92%) MS PowerPoint
5 12 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
6 10 (0.38%) MS Project
7 4 (0.15%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.11%) Acrobat
8 3 (0.11%) HipChat
9 2 (0.076%) Maya
10 1 (0.038%) Weka
10 1 (0.038%) PaintShop Pro
10 1 (0.038%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 27 (1.03%) Summit
2 22 (0.84%) ION MarketView
3 18 (0.69%) Oracle EBS
4 15 (0.57%) Oracle EBS R12
4 15 (0.57%) Global One
5 14 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
5 14 (0.53%) RMDS
6 10 (0.38%) Oracle General Ledger
7 9 (0.34%) Oracle 11i
8 8 (0.31%) Advent Geneva
8 8 (0.31%) thinkFolio
8 8 (0.31%) Oracle Retail
9 7 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
9 7 (0.27%) BusinessWorks
10 6 (0.23%) Murex MxG2000
10 6 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
10 6 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
11 5 (0.19%) TIBCO iProcess
11 5 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
12 4 (0.15%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 89 (3.40%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (0.92%) PaaS
3 19 (0.73%) SaaS
4 18 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
5 17 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
6 10 (0.38%) Microsoft Azure
6 10 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
7 7 (0.27%) IaaS
8 5 (0.19%) Amazon S3
9 4 (0.15%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 3 (0.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 3 (0.11%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 3 (0.11%) Heroku
11 2 (0.076%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.076%) SuccessFactors
11 2 (0.076%) Google Analytics
11 2 (0.076%) GitHub
12 1 (0.038%) AWS OpsWorks
12 1 (0.038%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.038%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 194 (7.40%) TCP/IP
2 189 (7.21%) Firewall
3 146 (5.57%) SAN
4 132 (5.04%) HTTP
5 125 (4.77%) Internet
6 106 (4.05%) DNS
7 93 (3.55%) SSL
8 89 (3.40%) LDAP
9 65 (2.48%) LAN
10 64 (2.44%) NAS
11 61 (2.33%) WAN
12 41 (1.56%) DHCP
13 40 (1.53%) VPN
14 37 (1.41%) BIG-IP
15 34 (1.30%) Wireless
16 32 (1.22%) Multicast
17 30 (1.15%) VoIP
18 28 (1.07%) BGP
19 26 (0.99%) OSPF
20 24 (0.92%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 305 (11.64%) Relational Database
2 244 (9.31%) Oracle Database
3 227 (8.66%) SQL Server
4 166 (6.34%) MySQL
5 133 (5.08%) RDBMS
6 111 (4.24%) Data Warehouse
7 99 (3.78%) Oracle Database 11g
8 94 (3.59%) MongoDB
9 86 (3.28%) DB2
10 61 (2.33%) Big Data
11 57 (2.18%) Oracle Reports
12 56 (2.14%) Hadoop
13 50 (1.91%) PostgreSQL
14 45 (1.72%) NoSQL
15 43 (1.64%) Oracle Database 10g
16 39 (1.49%) OLTP
17 28 (1.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 25 (0.95%) KDB
18 25 (0.95%) Base SAS
18 25 (0.95%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 193 (7.37%) Subversion
2 170 (6.49%) Git (software)
3 146 (5.57%) JIRA
4 128 (4.89%) Maven
5 119 (4.54%) Jenkins
6 63 (2.40%) Ant
7 51 (1.95%) JUnit
7 51 (1.95%) TeamCity
8 49 (1.87%) Cucumber
9 41 (1.56%) Eclipse
10 32 (1.22%) Selenium
11 25 (0.95%) Oracle Forms
11 25 (0.95%) Mockito
12 23 (0.88%) JMeter
13 21 (0.80%) Introscope
13 21 (0.80%) ClearCase
13 21 (0.80%) Hudson
14 20 (0.76%) RSpec
15 19 (0.73%) LoadRunner
15 19 (0.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 764 (29.16%) Finance
2 648 (24.73%) Banking
3 333 (12.71%) Investment Banking
4 276 (10.53%) Front Office
5 85 (3.24%) Financial Institution
6 68 (2.60%) Retail
7 54 (2.06%) Telecoms
8 47 (1.79%) Back Office
9 27 (1.03%) Legal
10 26 (0.99%) Marketing
11 15 (0.57%) Games
11 15 (0.57%) Advertising
12 14 (0.53%) Publishing
12 14 (0.53%) Billing
13 12 (0.46%) French Language
14 8 (0.31%) German Language
14 8 (0.31%) Retail Banking
14 8 (0.31%) Spanish Language
14 8 (0.31%) General Ledger
15 5 (0.19%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 822 (31.37%) Developer
2 395 (15.08%) Analyst
3 240 (9.16%) Java Developer
4 164 (6.26%) Support Analyst
5 162 (6.18%) Applications Support
6 159 (6.07%) Architect
7 158 (6.03%) Administrator
8 151 (5.76%) Consultant
9 136 (5.19%) C++ Developer
10 100 (3.82%) Senior Developer
11 84 (3.21%) Systems Administrator
11 84 (3.21%) DevOps Engineer
12 68 (2.60%) Applications Support Analyst
13 65 (2.48%) UNIX Administrator
14 54 (2.06%) Project Manager
15 53 (2.02%) UNIX Systems Administrator
16 49 (1.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 49 (1.87%) Test Analyst
17 48 (1.83%) Technical Architect
17 48 (1.83%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 251 (9.58%) XML
2 249 (9.50%) HTML
3 204 (7.79%) Web Services
4 168 (6.41%) .NET
4 168 (6.41%) FIX Protocol
5 156 (5.95%) Middleware
6 146 (5.57%) J2EE
7 128 (4.89%) CSS
8 118 (4.50%) Spring
9 77 (2.94%) REST
10 64 (2.44%) HTML5
10 64 (2.44%) Java EE
10 64 (2.44%) STL
11 63 (2.40%) RESTful
12 59 (2.25%) Hibernate
13 58 (2.21%) JSP
14 55 (2.10%) SOAP
14 55 (2.10%) WebSphere MQ
15 47 (1.79%) JMS
16 45 (1.72%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 228 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 189 (7.21%) Derivative
3 174 (6.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 159 (6.07%) Equities
5 136 (5.19%) Computer Science
6 128 (4.89%) Fixed Income
7 97 (3.70%) Data Centre
8 64 (2.44%) Management Information System
9 55 (2.10%) Clustering
10 47 (1.79%) Equity Derivative
11 41 (1.56%) Visualisation
12 39 (1.49%) Client/Server
13 34 (1.30%) PKI
14 33 (1.26%) Mathematics
15 32 (1.22%) Mainframe
16 31 (1.18%) Credit Risk
17 29 (1.11%) Replication
18 23 (0.88%) Market Risk
18 23 (0.88%) Data Integration
18 23 (0.88%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 1343 (51.26%) Linux
2 644 (24.58%) Windows
3 299 (11.41%) Solaris
4 160 (6.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 119 (4.54%) AIX
6 82 (3.13%) Mac OS X
7 52 (1.98%) Windows Server 2008
8 45 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
9 32 (1.22%) Windows 7
10 28 (1.07%) Oracle Linux
11 25 (0.95%) CentOS
12 22 (0.84%) Ubuntu
12 22 (0.84%) HPUX
13 18 (0.69%) Android
14 16 (0.61%) Windows XP
14 16 (0.61%) SUSE
15 14 (0.53%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 13 (0.50%) Apple iOS
17 12 (0.46%) Windows 8
17 12 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 498 (19.01%) Agile Software Development
2 233 (8.89%) ITIL
3 209 (7.98%) TDD
4 191 (7.29%) Configuration Management
5 190 (7.25%) DevOps
6 186 (7.10%) Continuous Integration
6 186 (7.10%) Multithreading
7 181 (6.91%) SDLC
8 154 (5.88%) Project Management
8 154 (5.88%) Migration
9 148 (5.65%) Scrum
10 138 (5.27%) ETL
11 136 (5.19%) Low Latency
12 128 (4.89%) OO
13 115 (4.39%) Performance Tuning
14 111 (4.24%) E-Commerce
15 105 (4.01%) Electronic Trading
16 104 (3.97%) Open Source
17 100 (3.82%) BDD
18 97 (3.70%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 978 (37.33%) SQL
2 921 (35.15%) Java
3 487 (18.59%) Perl
4 410 (15.65%) Shell Script
5 368 (14.05%) Python
6 307 (11.72%) C++
7 235 (8.97%) PL/SQL
8 222 (8.47%) JavaScript
9 168 (6.41%) Ruby
10 162 (6.18%) C#
11 110 (4.20%) Bash Shell
12 106 (4.05%) C
13 92 (3.51%) PHP
14 81 (3.09%) Korn
15 73 (2.79%) PowerShell
15 73 (2.79%) Scala
16 44 (1.68%) VB
17 36 (1.37%) VBScript
18 33 (1.26%) Clojure
19 24 (0.92%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 225 (8.59%) Degree
2 128 (4.89%) Security Cleared
3 69 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
4 60 (2.29%) SC Cleared
5 57 (2.18%) DV Cleared
6 35 (1.34%) Microsoft Certification
7 31 (1.18%) CCNA
8 27 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
9 22 (0.84%) ISEB
9 22 (0.84%) CISSP
10 21 (0.80%) MCSE
11 20 (0.76%) ISTQB
12 16 (0.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 15 (0.57%) CCNP
14 11 (0.42%) PMP
14 11 (0.42%) PMI Certification
15 9 (0.34%) MCITP
15 9 (0.34%) RHCE
15 9 (0.34%) NCDA
15 9 (0.34%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 122 (4.66%) QA
2 27 (1.03%) SLA
3 15 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 15 (0.57%) Data Quality
4 10 (0.38%) EMIR
5 9 (0.34%) FATCA
6 8 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.31%) Solvency II
7 7 (0.27%) HL7
8 6 (0.23%) DICOM
8 6 (0.23%) PCI DSS
8 6 (0.23%) COREP
9 5 (0.19%) FINREP
10 4 (0.15%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.076%) PMBOK
11 2 (0.076%) COBIT
12 1 (0.038%) Dodd-Frank
12 1 (0.038%) GxP
12 1 (0.038%) Basel II
12 1 (0.038%) HIPAA
System Software
1 100 (3.82%) Active Directory
2 87 (3.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (1.68%) Oracle RAC
4 32 (1.22%) NFS
5 30 (1.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 30 (1.15%) vSphere
6 22 (0.84%) VMware ESX
7 20 (0.76%) Docker
8 16 (0.61%) KVM
9 15 (0.57%) HDFS
10 13 (0.50%) ProxySG
10 13 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
11 12 (0.46%) Varnish
11 12 (0.46%) Hyper-V
12 11 (0.42%) XenApp
12 11 (0.42%) Apache Flume
13 9 (0.34%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 8 (0.31%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 7 (0.27%) Squid
15 7 (0.27%) Samba
Systems Management
1 165 (6.30%) Puppet
2 72 (2.75%) Opscode Chef
3 57 (2.18%) Control-M
4 49 (1.87%) BladeLogic
5 48 (1.83%) Tivoli
6 45 (1.72%) HP Quality Center
7 43 (1.64%) Nagios
8 29 (1.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 29 (1.11%) Ansible
9 27 (1.03%) ITRS Geneos
9 27 (1.03%) Data Guard
10 26 (0.99%) Oracle RMAN
10 26 (0.99%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 22 (0.84%) CA Single Sign-On
11 22 (0.84%) NetBackup
12 16 (0.61%) Graphite
13 15 (0.57%) EMC VPLEX
14 14 (0.53%) Salt
14 14 (0.53%) Red Hat Satellite
15 13 (0.50%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 807 (30.80%) Oracle
2 216 (8.24%) Sybase
3 200 (7.63%) Red Hat
4 191 (7.29%) IBM
5 154 (5.88%) VMware
6 147 (5.61%) Microsoft
7 133 (5.08%) Cisco
7 133 (5.08%) HP
8 83 (3.17%) TIBCO
9 78 (2.98%) Informatica
10 76 (2.90%) NetApp
11 68 (2.60%) EMC
12 65 (2.48%) Citrix
13 60 (2.29%) Sun
14 59 (2.25%) Veritas
15 58 (2.21%) F5
16 57 (2.18%) Business Objects
17 47 (1.79%) Remedy
18 42 (1.60%) CA
19 40 (1.53%) CheckPoint
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Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £500 to £800 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Thebes IT
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Connectus
Rate: £25.85 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £850.00 - £935.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Stratospherec
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Amsys
Rate: From £160 to £180 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £490.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Talent International
Rate: £290.00 - £320.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
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