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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 26 25 23
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Contract jobs citing UNIX 1293 1390 1224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 6.25% 6.36% 6.21%
As % of the Operating Systems category 27.28% 28.87% 27.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 880 965 787
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 29
Average hourly rate £14.75 £37.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.66% +212.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £21.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+72.61% -23.63%
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
4739 4814 4528
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 22.91% 22.02% 22.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 3264 3194 2867
Average daily rate £410 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.65% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 211 290
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -13.04%

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 28 January 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
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 28 January 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 +3 321 £475 +0.52% 109
Docklands, London +2 7 £450 -18.18%
Kingston Upon Thames -3 6 £425 +47.82%
Brentford - 6 £414 - 1
Canary Wharf +3 5 £500 -
Uxbridge +5 2 £251 -40.53% 2
Wimbledon - 2 £413 -
Edgware - 1 £530 -
Harrow - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Isleworth - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Barnet - - - -
Greenwich - - - -
Paddington - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
UNIX
England

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 1473 (51.61%) Linux
2 1012 (35.46%) Java
3 1004 (35.18%) SQL
4 859 (30.10%) Oracle
5 760 (26.63%) Finance
6 719 (25.19%) Banking
7 674 (23.62%) Windows
8 533 (18.68%) Agile Software Development
9 511 (17.90%) Perl
10 493 (17.27%) Shell Script
11 361 (12.65%) Python
12 353 (12.37%) HTML
13 340 (11.91%) Front Office
14 334 (11.70%) Investment Banking
15 321 (11.25%) C++
16 301 (10.55%) Solaris
17 295 (10.34%) Relational Database
18 279 (9.78%) Subversion
19 273 (9.57%) Red Hat
20 256 (8.97%) Git (software)
21 248 (8.69%) XML
21 248 (8.69%) Sybase
22 236 (8.27%) JavaScript
22 236 (8.27%) ITIL
23 234 (8.20%) Web Services
24 226 (7.92%) MySQL
24 226 (7.92%) Oracle Database
25 222 (7.78%) Puppet
26 221 (7.74%) DevOps
27 220 (7.71%) PL/SQL

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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
1 193 (6.76%) Tomcat
2 174 (6.10%) Apache
3 146 (5.12%) WebLogic
4 127 (4.45%) WebSphere
5 91 (3.19%) JBoss
6 49 (1.72%) IIS
7 48 (1.68%) nginx
8 38 (1.33%) Elasticsearch
9 37 (1.30%) TIBCO EMS
10 35 (1.23%) Confluence
11 32 (1.12%) Apache Solr
12 31 (1.09%) Node.js
13 29 (1.02%) SharePoint
14 26 (0.91%) SAS
15 25 (0.88%) Apache Spark
16 23 (0.81%) MS Exchange
16 23 (0.81%) WebSphere Application Server
17 20 (0.70%) Oracle Coherence
18 19 (0.67%) GlassFish
19 18 (0.63%) MQSeries
Applications
1 88 (3.08%) MS Excel
2 45 (1.58%) MS Office
3 16 (0.56%) MS Visio
4 14 (0.49%) MS Project
5 13 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.14%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.070%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.070%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.035%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.035%) DOC1
8 1 (0.035%) Maya
8 1 (0.035%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 39 (1.37%) Oracle EBS
2 21 (0.74%) Markit EDM
3 19 (0.67%) BusinessWorks
4 18 (0.63%) ION MarketView
5 16 (0.56%) RMDS
6 15 (0.53%) Murex MxG2000
7 12 (0.42%) Summit
7 12 (0.42%) Oracle EBS R12
8 10 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
9 9 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
10 7 (0.25%) Oracle General Ledger
11 6 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
11 6 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
11 6 (0.21%) Oracle Receivables
12 5 (0.18%) Oracle Assets
12 5 (0.18%) FLEXCUBE
13 4 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
13 4 (0.14%) TIBCO iProcess
13 4 (0.14%) Algo Collateral
13 4 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 94 (3.29%) Amazon AWS
2 56 (1.96%) Amazon EC2
3 25 (0.88%) Amazon S3
4 19 (0.67%) SaaS
4 19 (0.67%) PaaS
5 13 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
6 11 (0.39%) Joyent
6 11 (0.39%) GitHub
7 6 (0.21%) Microsoft Azure
8 5 (0.18%) IaaS
9 3 (0.11%) IBM SmartCloud
10 2 (0.070%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.035%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 199 (6.97%) TCP/IP
2 173 (6.06%) Firewall
3 157 (5.50%) DNS
4 152 (5.33%) HTTP
5 146 (5.12%) SAN
6 86 (3.01%) Internet
7 53 (1.86%) LAN
7 53 (1.86%) LDAP
8 51 (1.79%) SSL
9 49 (1.72%) WAN
10 47 (1.65%) VPN
11 43 (1.51%) DHCP
12 42 (1.47%) NAS
13 41 (1.44%) BGP
14 37 (1.30%) Network Security
15 33 (1.16%) OSPF
16 28 (0.98%) SNMP
16 28 (0.98%) Multicast
17 25 (0.88%) FTP
18 23 (0.81%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 295 (10.34%) Relational Database
2 226 (7.92%) MySQL
2 226 (7.92%) Oracle Database
3 184 (6.45%) SQL Server
4 161 (5.64%) MongoDB
5 110 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
6 109 (3.82%) RDBMS
7 100 (3.50%) Oracle Database 11g
8 97 (3.40%) DB2
9 92 (3.22%) NoSQL
10 84 (2.94%) Hadoop
11 77 (2.70%) Big Data
12 72 (2.52%) Oracle Reports
13 53 (1.86%) OLTP
14 48 (1.68%) Neo4j
15 40 (1.40%) Oracle Database 10g
16 37 (1.30%) KDB
17 30 (1.05%) Oracle Exadata
18 29 (1.02%) Apache Cassandra
19 24 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 279 (9.78%) Subversion
2 256 (8.97%) Git (software)
3 159 (5.57%) Maven
4 134 (4.70%) JIRA
5 107 (3.75%) Jenkins
6 104 (3.64%) JUnit
7 99 (3.47%) Ant
8 72 (2.52%) TeamCity
9 58 (2.03%) Eclipse
10 46 (1.61%) Cucumber
11 43 (1.51%) Selenium
12 37 (1.30%) Mockito
13 35 (1.23%) Toad
14 32 (1.12%) JMeter
15 27 (0.95%) CruiseControl
16 22 (0.77%) Hudson
17 21 (0.74%) ClearCase
18 20 (0.70%) RSpec
19 18 (0.63%) Oracle Forms
19 18 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 760 (26.63%) Finance
2 719 (25.19%) Banking
3 340 (11.91%) Front Office
4 334 (11.70%) Investment Banking
5 94 (3.29%) Financial Institution
6 51 (1.79%) Back Office
7 49 (1.72%) Telecoms
8 45 (1.58%) Retail
9 37 (1.30%) Games
10 32 (1.12%) Marketing
11 20 (0.70%) Legal
12 18 (0.63%) Manufacturing
13 12 (0.42%) Advertising
14 7 (0.25%) Publishing
15 6 (0.21%) General Ledger
16 5 (0.18%) Corporate Banking
16 5 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
17 4 (0.14%) Billing
17 4 (0.14%) French Language
18 3 (0.11%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 969 (33.95%) Developer
2 474 (16.61%) Analyst
3 354 (12.40%) Java Developer
4 220 (7.71%) Support Analyst
5 173 (6.06%) Applications Support
6 161 (5.64%) C++ Developer
7 146 (5.12%) Architect
8 143 (5.01%) Consultant
9 137 (4.80%) Administrator
10 130 (4.56%) Senior Developer
11 105 (3.68%) DevOps Engineer
12 81 (2.84%) Support Engineer
13 75 (2.63%) Linux Engineer
14 66 (2.31%) Applications Support Analyst
15 64 (2.24%) UNIX Administrator
16 62 (2.17%) Systems Administrator
17 59 (2.07%) DBA
18 58 (2.03%) Test Analyst
19 55 (1.93%) Senior Java Developer
20 49 (1.72%) UNIX Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 353 (12.37%) HTML
2 248 (8.69%) XML
3 234 (8.20%) Web Services
4 198 (6.94%) Middleware
5 169 (5.92%) CSS
6 167 (5.85%) Spring
7 156 (5.47%) FIX Protocol
8 152 (5.33%) .NET
9 144 (5.05%) J2EE
10 140 (4.91%) Hibernate
11 136 (4.77%) JSP
12 105 (3.68%) REST
13 82 (2.87%) STL
14 81 (2.84%) jQuery
15 80 (2.80%) RESTful
16 74 (2.59%) Java EE
17 72 (2.52%) JMS
18 65 (2.28%) LAMP
19 58 (2.03%) HTML5
19 58 (2.03%) JAX-RS
Miscellaneous
1 201 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
2 192 (6.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 189 (6.62%) Derivative
4 149 (5.22%) Fixed Income
5 136 (4.77%) Open Source
6 129 (4.52%) Equities
7 119 (4.17%) Computer Science
8 57 (2.00%) Clustering
9 55 (1.93%) Management Information System
10 42 (1.47%) Visualisation
11 40 (1.40%) Data Structures
12 38 (1.33%) Mathematics
12 38 (1.33%) Algorithms
13 36 (1.26%) Client/Server
14 35 (1.23%) Mainframe
15 32 (1.12%) Hedge funds
16 31 (1.09%) Replication
17 30 (1.05%) Equity Derivative
17 30 (1.05%) Credit Derivative
18 29 (1.02%) Oracle Exalogic
Operating Systems
1 1473 (51.61%) Linux
2 674 (23.62%) Windows
3 301 (10.55%) Solaris
4 205 (7.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 131 (4.59%) Mac OS X
6 130 (4.56%) AIX
7 73 (2.56%) SUSE
8 64 (2.24%) Windows Server 2003
9 63 (2.21%) Windows Server 2008
10 38 (1.33%) Ubuntu
11 33 (1.16%) Oracle Linux
12 29 (1.02%) CentOS
12 29 (1.02%) HPUX
13 26 (0.91%) Windows 7
14 24 (0.84%) Debian
14 24 (0.84%) Windows XP
15 18 (0.63%) Windows 2000
16 17 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
17 15 (0.53%) Windows NT
18 14 (0.49%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 533 (18.68%) Agile Software Development
2 236 (8.27%) ITIL
3 221 (7.74%) DevOps
4 215 (7.53%) Configuration Management
5 212 (7.43%) OO
6 206 (7.22%) Multithreading
7 197 (6.90%) TDD
8 179 (6.27%) Migration
8 179 (6.27%) Low Latency
9 173 (6.06%) Scrum
10 172 (6.03%) Continuous Integration
11 145 (5.08%) Change Management
12 137 (4.80%) Project Management
13 121 (4.24%) Web Development
14 108 (3.78%) Performance Tuning
15 107 (3.75%) ETL
16 106 (3.71%) Service Management
17 105 (3.68%) Data Modelling
18 95 (3.33%) E-Commerce
19 90 (3.15%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1012 (35.46%) Java
2 1004 (35.18%) SQL
3 511 (17.90%) Perl
4 493 (17.27%) Shell Script
5 361 (12.65%) Python
6 321 (11.25%) C++
7 236 (8.27%) JavaScript
8 220 (7.71%) PL/SQL
9 209 (7.32%) Ruby
10 148 (5.19%) C#
11 134 (4.70%) Bash Shell
12 121 (4.24%) PHP
13 80 (2.80%) Scala
13 80 (2.80%) C
14 74 (2.59%) Korn
15 41 (1.44%) T-SQL
16 34 (1.19%) PowerShell
17 33 (1.16%) VB
18 26 (0.91%) VBScript
18 26 (0.91%) VBA
Qualifications
1 194 (6.80%) Degree
2 143 (5.01%) Security Cleared
3 95 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
4 84 (2.94%) SC Cleared
5 54 (1.89%) CISSP
6 51 (1.79%) DV Cleared
7 47 (1.65%) CCNA
8 42 (1.47%) ISEB
9 39 (1.37%) ISTQB
10 34 (1.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 33 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
12 32 (1.12%) CCNP
13 29 (1.02%) CISM
14 28 (0.98%) CCSA
15 26 (0.91%) CCIE
16 21 (0.74%) JNCIA
17 18 (0.63%) Sun Certification
18 16 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
18 16 (0.56%) GIAC
19 13 (0.46%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 111 (3.89%) QA
2 32 (1.12%) SLA
3 10 (0.35%) ISO 9001
3 10 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 10 (0.35%) PCI DSS
4 7 (0.25%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.14%) COBIT
5 4 (0.14%) HL7
5 4 (0.14%) DICOM
6 2 (0.070%) COREP
6 2 (0.070%) FINREP
7 1 (0.035%) FATCA
7 1 (0.035%) EMIR
7 1 (0.035%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.035%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.035%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 126 (4.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 98 (3.43%) Active Directory
3 51 (1.79%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 39 (1.37%) vSphere
5 36 (1.26%) Oracle RAC
6 30 (1.05%) VMware ESX
7 29 (1.02%) Varnish
8 23 (0.81%) XenApp
9 21 (0.74%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 21 (0.74%) Oracle RMAN
10 20 (0.70%) XenDesktop
10 20 (0.70%) HDFS
11 19 (0.67%) KVM
11 19 (0.67%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 19 (0.67%) Hyper-V
12 18 (0.63%) NFS
13 17 (0.60%) Apache Flume
14 16 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
15 13 (0.46%) RACF
16 12 (0.42%) Xen
Systems Management
1 222 (7.78%) Puppet
2 132 (4.63%) Opscode Chef
3 98 (3.43%) Nagios
4 73 (2.56%) Control-M
5 40 (1.40%) NetBackup
6 39 (1.37%) HP Quality Center
7 34 (1.19%) Tivoli
8 30 (1.05%) ITRS Geneos
9 24 (0.84%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 22 (0.77%) Graphite
11 20 (0.70%) SELinux
12 19 (0.67%) RANCID
12 19 (0.67%) Ansible
12 19 (0.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 18 (0.63%) Cacti
13 18 (0.63%) OpenNMS
14 17 (0.60%) Opsview
14 17 (0.60%) Backup Exec
15 15 (0.53%) Data Guard
16 14 (0.49%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 859 (30.10%) Oracle
2 273 (9.57%) Red Hat
3 248 (8.69%) Sybase
4 210 (7.36%) VMware
5 162 (5.68%) Microsoft
6 157 (5.50%) HP
7 149 (5.22%) IBM
8 146 (5.12%) Cisco
9 92 (3.22%) TIBCO
10 70 (2.45%) NetApp
11 69 (2.42%) Veritas
12 63 (2.21%) Sun
13 60 (2.10%) F5
14 59 (2.07%) Informatica
15 58 (2.03%) EMC
16 55 (1.93%) Murex
17 50 (1.75%) Bloomberg
18 48 (1.68%) Citrix
18 48 (1.68%) BMC
19 46 (1.61%) Reuters
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