The table below looks at the statistics for Unix skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unix over the 3 months to 7 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix
Rank 36 33 25
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -8
Contract jobs citing Unix 1185 1207 1500
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 5.50% 5.32% 6.37%
As % of the Operating Systems category 26.66% 25.32% 27.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 766 791 1056
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £338 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 1
Median hourly rate £27.50 £38.09 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.80% +0.23%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £31.15
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +12.35%
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
4445 4767 5443
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 20.61% 21.03% 23.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3089 3227 3841
Median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £188 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 162 221
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +9.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.00 £11.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%

Unix
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing Unix as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 7 December 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
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 7 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix within the London region over the 3 months to 7 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -2 192 £525 - 60
Croydon +1 19 £401 -10.83%
Canary Wharf +6 10 £575 +12.19%
Docklands, London +4 5 £575 -4.16%
Hillingdon - 4 £375 -
Westminster - 3 £550 -
Enfield - 2 £300 -
New Malden - 2 - -
Uxbridge - 2 £475 -
Hayes +1 1 £365 -39.16%
Feltham -3 1 - -
Lewisham - 1 £275 -
Unix
England

Unix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Unix also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Unix.

1 1333 (58.18%) Linux
2 775 (33.83%) Java
3 739 (32.26%) SQL
4 716 (31.25%) Finance
5 634 (27.67%) Oracle
6 574 (25.05%) Agile Software Development
7 544 (23.75%) Windows
8 505 (22.04%) Python
9 498 (21.74%) Banking
10 466 (20.34%) Perl
11 380 (16.59%) DevOps
12 361 (15.76%) Puppet
13 344 (15.02%) Shell Script
14 338 (14.75%) Git (software)
15 296 (12.92%) JavaScript
16 285 (12.44%) Jenkins
17 254 (11.09%) XML
18 252 (11.00%) Continuous Integration
19 251 (10.96%) JIRA
20 235 (10.26%) Web Services
21 231 (10.08%) Amazon AWS
22 215 (9.38%) C++
23 214 (9.34%) VMware
24 211 (9.21%) Red Hat
25 204 (8.90%) HTML
26 196 (8.56%) Configuration Management
27 194 (8.47%) Bash Shell
28 191 (8.34%) Migration
29 186 (8.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
29 186 (8.12%) Analytical Skills

Unix
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 164 (7.16%) WebSphere
2 153 (6.68%) Apache
3 116 (5.06%) Tomcat
4 81 (3.54%) Confluence
5 72 (3.14%) WebLogic
6 66 (2.88%) Apache Spark
7 43 (1.88%) JBoss
8 40 (1.75%) IIS
8 40 (1.75%) WebSphere Application Server
9 35 (1.53%) Elasticsearch
10 30 (1.31%) SharePoint
11 27 (1.18%) Cloud Foundry
12 26 (1.13%) nginx
12 26 (1.13%) OpenStack
13 20 (0.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 18 (0.79%) WebSphere Portal
15 17 (0.74%) Apache Pig
15 17 (0.74%) WebLogic Portal
16 16 (0.70%) Apache Solr
16 16 (0.70%) CMS
Applications
1 55 (2.40%) MS Excel
2 33 (1.44%) MS Office
3 18 (0.79%) MS Visio
4 14 (0.61%) MS Project
5 8 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.087%) FrameMaker
7 2 (0.087%) Gliffy
7 2 (0.087%) Mingle
8 1 (0.044%) InDesign
8 1 (0.044%) LaTeX
Business Applications
1 22 (0.96%) RMDS
2 17 (0.74%) Oracle BPM
3 15 (0.65%) Summit
4 12 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
5 8 (0.35%) Oracle EBS R12
6 6 (0.26%) Adobe Campaign
7 5 (0.22%) CSG Singleview
7 5 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
7 5 (0.22%) Oracle Retail
8 4 (0.17%) Documaker
8 4 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
8 4 (0.17%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
8 4 (0.17%) Magento
8 4 (0.17%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 4 (0.17%) Unica
9 3 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
9 3 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
9 3 (0.13%) Sentinel
9 3 (0.13%) Sophis RISQUE
10 2 (0.087%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 231 (10.08%) Amazon AWS
2 68 (2.97%) PaaS
3 51 (2.23%) GitHub
4 50 (2.18%) Microsoft Azure
5 37 (1.62%) Cloud Computing
6 28 (1.22%) Amazon S3
6 28 (1.22%) AWS CloudFormation
6 28 (1.22%) IaaS
7 27 (1.18%) Amazon EC2
7 27 (1.18%) OpenShift
8 15 (0.65%) Route 53
8 15 (0.65%) SaaS
9 14 (0.61%) Amazon ELB
10 12 (0.52%) Google Cloud Platform
11 11 (0.48%) Amazon Kinesis
12 10 (0.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 9 (0.39%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 9 (0.39%) Office 365
14 8 (0.35%) Amazon SQS
15 7 (0.31%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 168 (7.33%) Firewall
2 141 (6.15%) TCP/IP
3 127 (5.54%) LDAP
4 120 (5.24%) HTTP
5 116 (5.06%) DNS
6 100 (4.36%) SAN
7 79 (3.45%) SSL
8 49 (2.14%) Network Security
9 45 (1.96%) Kerberos
10 40 (1.75%) Internet
11 35 (1.53%) LAN
12 34 (1.48%) WAN
13 33 (1.44%) DHCP
14 32 (1.40%) SSH
15 31 (1.35%) VPN
16 28 (1.22%) NAS
17 22 (0.96%) VoIP
18 21 (0.92%) FTP
19 18 (0.79%) BGP
20 16 (0.70%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 177 (7.73%) SQL Server
2 169 (7.38%) Relational Database
3 156 (6.81%) Big Data
4 154 (6.72%) Oracle Database
5 142 (6.20%) MySQL
6 138 (6.02%) Hadoop
7 89 (3.88%) MongoDB
8 67 (2.92%) PostgreSQL
9 66 (2.88%) Data Warehouse
9 66 (2.88%) NoSQL
10 53 (2.31%) Apache Cassandra
11 47 (2.05%) Apache Hive
12 46 (2.01%) Oracle Database 11g
13 42 (1.83%) RDBMS
14 40 (1.75%) DB2
14 40 (1.75%) OLTP
15 32 (1.40%) KDB
16 25 (1.09%) Oracle Database 12c
16 25 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 24 (1.05%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 338 (14.75%) Git (software)
2 285 (12.44%) Jenkins
3 251 (10.96%) JIRA
4 147 (6.42%) Maven
5 146 (6.37%) Subversion
6 114 (4.98%) JUnit
7 83 (3.62%) TeamCity
8 74 (3.23%) Selenium
9 73 (3.19%) Mockito
10 72 (3.14%) Cucumber
11 59 (2.58%) Vagrant
12 41 (1.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 37 (1.62%) Sonatype Nexus
13 37 (1.62%) Spock
14 36 (1.57%) Eclipse
15 32 (1.40%) HP UFT
16 29 (1.27%) Ant
17 26 (1.13%) Gradle
18 25 (1.09%) RSpec
18 25 (1.09%) SonarQube
General
1 716 (31.25%) Finance
2 498 (21.74%) Banking
3 172 (7.51%) Investment Banking
4 159 (6.94%) Front Office
5 105 (4.58%) Retail
6 97 (4.23%) Financial Institution
7 45 (1.96%) Marketing
7 45 (1.96%) Telecoms
8 30 (1.31%) Back Office
9 25 (1.09%) Law
10 22 (0.96%) Legal
11 20 (0.87%) Games
12 11 (0.48%) Publishing
13 9 (0.39%) Advertising
13 9 (0.39%) Billing
13 9 (0.39%) Manufacturing
14 5 (0.22%) Automotive
14 5 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
14 5 (0.22%) Prime Brokerage
14 5 (0.22%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 671 (29.29%) Developer
2 255 (11.13%) Analyst
3 245 (10.69%) Java Developer
4 233 (10.17%) DevOps Engineer
5 206 (8.99%) Administrator
6 150 (6.55%) Consultant
7 136 (5.94%) Systems Administrator
8 118 (5.15%) Architect
9 114 (4.98%) C++ Developer
10 102 (4.45%) Unix Engineer
11 100 (4.36%) Linux Engineer
12 96 (4.19%) Unix Administrator
13 86 (3.75%) Unix Systems Administrator
14 82 (3.58%) Support Analyst
15 80 (3.49%) Senior Developer
16 75 (3.27%) Applications Support
17 60 (2.62%) Linux/Unix DevOps
18 57 (2.49%) Linux Administrator
18 57 (2.49%) Oracle Developer
19 55 (2.40%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 254 (11.09%) XML
2 235 (10.26%) Web Services
3 204 (8.90%) HTML
4 171 (7.46%) J2EE
5 164 (7.16%) Spring
6 156 (6.81%) Middleware
7 155 (6.77%) JSON
7 155 (6.77%) REST
8 150 (6.55%) SOAP
9 134 (5.85%) CSS
10 109 (4.76%) JMS
11 103 (4.50%) Node.js
12 100 (4.36%) HTML5
13 92 (4.02%) Hibernate
14 89 (3.88%) AngularJS
15 83 (3.62%) jQuery
16 81 (3.54%) XSLT
17 79 (3.45%) .NET
18 73 (3.19%) STL
19 68 (2.97%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 186 (8.12%) Analytical Skills
2 151 (6.59%) Data Centre
3 131 (5.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 107 (4.67%) Equities
5 91 (3.97%) Fixed Income
6 89 (3.88%) Derivative
7 71 (3.10%) Clustering
8 66 (2.88%) Management Information System
9 61 (2.66%) Algorithms
10 56 (2.44%) Computer Science
11 48 (2.10%) Fintech
12 39 (1.70%) User Experience
13 37 (1.62%) Hedge funds
14 36 (1.57%) Credit Risk
15 34 (1.48%) Virtual Team
16 28 (1.22%) Mainframe
17 27 (1.18%) Visualisation
18 26 (1.13%) DataPower
19 23 (1.00%) Client/Server
19 23 (1.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1333 (58.18%) Linux
2 544 (23.75%) Windows
3 186 (8.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 180 (7.86%) Solaris
5 130 (5.67%) AIX
6 92 (4.02%) Windows Server
7 66 (2.88%) Mac OS X
8 57 (2.49%) SUSE
9 45 (1.96%) Oracle Linux
10 37 (1.62%) CentOS
11 30 (1.31%) Windows Server 2008
12 27 (1.18%) Mac OS
13 26 (1.13%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 24 (1.05%) Ubuntu
14 24 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
15 21 (0.92%) HPUX
16 16 (0.70%) Android
17 15 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
18 14 (0.61%) Apple iOS
19 8 (0.35%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 574 (25.05%) Agile Software Development
2 380 (16.59%) DevOps
3 252 (11.00%) Continuous Integration
4 196 (8.56%) Configuration Management
5 191 (8.34%) Migration
6 183 (7.99%) TDD
7 172 (7.51%) ITIL
8 159 (6.94%) Scrum
9 147 (6.42%) OO
10 134 (5.85%) SDLC
11 123 (5.37%) High Availability
11 123 (5.37%) Low Latency
12 117 (5.11%) BDD
13 112 (4.89%) Software Engineering
14 104 (4.54%) Unit Testing
15 101 (4.41%) Continuous Delivery
16 100 (4.36%) Electronic Trading
17 97 (4.23%) Change Management
17 97 (4.23%) Release Management
18 91 (3.97%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 775 (33.83%) Java
2 739 (32.26%) SQL
3 505 (22.04%) Python
4 466 (20.34%) Perl
5 344 (15.02%) Shell Script
6 296 (12.92%) JavaScript
7 215 (9.38%) C++
8 194 (8.47%) Bash Shell
9 167 (7.29%) Ruby
10 110 (4.80%) Scala
11 101 (4.41%) PL/SQL
12 87 (3.80%) Korn
13 83 (3.62%) PHP
14 80 (3.49%) C
15 78 (3.40%) C#
16 68 (2.97%) PowerShell
17 41 (1.79%) Go
18 39 (1.70%) R
19 38 (1.66%) XPath
20 22 (0.96%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 154 (6.72%) Degree
2 92 (4.02%) Security Cleared
3 70 (3.06%) SC Cleared
4 45 (1.96%) CISSP
5 28 (1.22%) BPSS Clearance
5 28 (1.22%) DV Cleared
6 21 (0.92%) CISM
7 19 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
8 17 (0.74%) GIAC
8 17 (0.74%) ISEB
9 14 (0.61%) RHCE
10 13 (0.57%) PMP
11 12 (0.52%) PMI Certification
11 12 (0.52%) SANS
12 11 (0.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 10 (0.44%) CISA
13 10 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
14 9 (0.39%) CCIE
14 9 (0.39%) CCNA
14 9 (0.39%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (3.67%) QA
2 26 (1.13%) FATCA
3 25 (1.09%) PCI DSS
4 22 (0.96%) MiFID
5 20 (0.87%) SLA
6 15 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 12 (0.52%) Data Quality
8 10 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 7 (0.31%) COBIT
10 6 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
10 6 (0.26%) ISO27002
11 5 (0.22%) COSO
12 4 (0.17%) EMIR
12 4 (0.17%) SEPA
13 2 (0.087%) JSP 440
13 2 (0.087%) WCAG
14 1 (0.044%) GCP
14 1 (0.044%) GxP
System Software
1 144 (6.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 135 (5.89%) Active Directory
3 127 (5.54%) Docker
4 45 (1.96%) HDFS
5 42 (1.83%) NFS
6 37 (1.62%) Oracle RAC
7 35 (1.53%) vCloud
7 35 (1.53%) Virtual Machines
8 33 (1.44%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 33 (1.44%) vSphere
9 32 (1.40%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 25 (1.09%) GlusterFS
11 24 (1.05%) GFS2
11 24 (1.05%) OCFS2
12 17 (0.74%) Apache Flume
12 17 (0.74%) KVM
13 12 (0.52%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 11 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
15 10 (0.44%) VMware ESX
15 10 (0.44%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 361 (15.76%) Puppet
2 164 (7.16%) Ansible
3 143 (6.24%) Opscode Chef
4 50 (2.18%) Nagios
5 45 (1.96%) HP Quality Center
6 37 (1.62%) Control-M
7 30 (1.31%) ITRS Geneos
8 29 (1.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 28 (1.22%) NetBackup
10 27 (1.18%) Data Guard
11 26 (1.13%) ZABBIX
12 25 (1.09%) Failover Clustering
13 24 (1.05%) Tivoli
14 23 (1.00%) Graphite
14 23 (1.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 22 (0.96%) Red Hat Satellite
15 22 (0.96%) SELinux
16 20 (0.87%) CFEngine
16 20 (0.87%) Hadoop YARN
17 18 (0.79%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 634 (27.67%) Oracle
2 214 (9.34%) VMware
3 211 (9.21%) Red Hat
4 154 (6.72%) IBM
5 134 (5.85%) Sybase
6 126 (5.50%) Microsoft
7 124 (5.41%) HP
8 101 (4.41%) Splunk
9 81 (3.54%) Cisco
10 80 (3.49%) Sun
11 65 (2.84%) Atlassian
12 55 (2.40%) Hortonworks
13 52 (2.27%) Solace
14 51 (2.23%) Veritas
15 40 (1.75%) Citrix
16 37 (1.62%) EMC
17 36 (1.57%) Murex
17 36 (1.57%) Reuters
18 32 (1.40%) Bloomberg
18 32 (1.40%) TIBCO
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