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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 25 25 23
Rank change year-on-year
0 -2
Contract jobs citing UNIX 1455 1520 1349
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 6.31% 6.27% 6.30%
As % of the Operating Systems category 27.75% 28.13% 27.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1029 1013 887
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 27
Average hourly rate £27.88 £23.25 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.89% +93.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.08 £27.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+20.27% -21.42%
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
5243 5404 4902
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 22.74% 22.28% 22.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 3697 3602 3159
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £210 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £590
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 192 220 300
Average hourly rate £15.86 £17.50 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% -6.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.59 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% -11.76%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 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
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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 +2 388 £460 -1.07% 120
Docklands, London +7 13 £500 -8.46%
Canary Wharf +5 8 £440 -12.00% 1
Feltham +6 7 £272 -32.00% 1
Uxbridge +8 4 £263 -39.65% 1
Kingston Upon Thames -6 4 £388 +19.23%
Croydon -10 4 £431 -1.98%
Greenford +4 2 - -
Brentford - 2 £439 -
Hammersmith - 2 £350 -
Wimbledon - 2 £413 -
Hounslow -5 1 £500 +18.34%
Edgware - 1 £530 -
Paddington - 1 £600 -
Clapham - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Isleworth - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Barnet - - - -
Greenwich - - - -
UNIX
England

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 1540 (51.89%) Linux
2 1031 (34.74%) Java
3 1027 (34.60%) SQL
4 973 (32.78%) Oracle
5 801 (26.99%) Finance
6 738 (24.87%) Banking
7 698 (23.52%) Windows
8 561 (18.90%) Agile Software Development
9 531 (17.89%) Shell Script
10 480 (16.17%) Perl
11 375 (12.63%) HTML
12 370 (12.47%) Python
13 338 (11.39%) Investment Banking
14 337 (11.35%) Subversion
15 334 (11.25%) C++
16 315 (10.61%) XML
17 312 (10.51%) Front Office
18 308 (10.38%) Git (software)
19 294 (9.91%) Relational Database
20 292 (9.84%) JavaScript
21 285 (9.60%) Solaris
22 268 (9.03%) Oracle Database
23 263 (8.86%) Web Services
24 262 (8.83%) Red Hat
25 252 (8.49%) Configuration Management
26 250 (8.42%) PL/SQL
27 247 (8.32%) OO
28 244 (8.22%) MySQL
28 244 (8.22%) ITIL
28 244 (8.22%) Puppet

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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
1 196 (6.60%) Tomcat
2 191 (6.44%) Apache
3 158 (5.32%) WebLogic
4 140 (4.72%) WebSphere
5 75 (2.53%) JBoss
6 54 (1.82%) Confluence
7 44 (1.48%) nginx
8 43 (1.45%) Node.js
9 39 (1.31%) IIS
10 33 (1.11%) Oracle Coherence
11 31 (1.04%) TIBCO EMS
11 31 (1.04%) SAS
12 29 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
12 29 (0.98%) MS Exchange
13 28 (0.94%) Apache Solr
14 26 (0.88%) MQSeries
15 24 (0.81%) WebSphere Application Server
16 22 (0.74%) SharePoint
17 21 (0.71%) Jetty
18 20 (0.67%) Drupal
Applications
1 89 (3.00%) MS Excel
2 52 (1.75%) MS Office
3 17 (0.57%) MS Project
4 15 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
5 12 (0.40%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.10%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.10%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.034%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.034%) DOC1
7 1 (0.034%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.034%) Maya
Business Applications
1 50 (1.68%) Oracle EBS
2 29 (0.98%) RMDS
3 21 (0.71%) Markit EDM
4 20 (0.67%) ION MarketView
5 17 (0.57%) BusinessWorks
6 11 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
7 10 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
7 10 (0.34%) Murex MxG2000
7 10 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
8 9 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
9 6 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
9 6 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
9 6 (0.20%) Oracle Receivables
9 6 (0.20%) Oracle Cash Management
10 5 (0.17%) FLEXCUBE
11 4 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
11 4 (0.13%) Summit
11 4 (0.13%) Oracle General Ledger
11 4 (0.13%) Algo Collateral
11 4 (0.13%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 106 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
2 67 (2.26%) Amazon EC2
3 22 (0.74%) Amazon S3
4 17 (0.57%) SaaS
5 12 (0.40%) GitHub
6 11 (0.37%) Joyent
6 11 (0.37%) PaaS
7 10 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (0.24%) Amazon SQS
8 7 (0.24%) Microsoft Azure
9 6 (0.20%) IaaS
10 3 (0.10%) IBM SmartCloud
10 3 (0.10%) Office 365
10 3 (0.10%) CloudBees
11 1 (0.034%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.034%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 206 (6.94%) TCP/IP
2 177 (5.96%) HTTP
3 176 (5.93%) DNS
4 173 (5.83%) Firewall
5 165 (5.56%) SAN
6 82 (2.76%) Internet
7 58 (1.95%) LDAP
8 57 (1.92%) NAS
9 53 (1.79%) LAN
10 51 (1.72%) SSL
11 49 (1.65%) WAN
12 45 (1.52%) VPN
12 45 (1.52%) BGP
13 43 (1.45%) DHCP
14 38 (1.28%) Network Security
15 35 (1.18%) FTP
16 33 (1.11%) OSPF
17 32 (1.08%) Multicast
18 28 (0.94%) SNMP
19 24 (0.81%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 294 (9.91%) Relational Database
2 268 (9.03%) Oracle Database
3 244 (8.22%) MySQL
4 195 (6.57%) SQL Server
5 164 (5.53%) MongoDB
6 122 (4.11%) Oracle Database 11g
7 117 (3.94%) NoSQL
8 111 (3.74%) Data Warehouse
9 102 (3.44%) RDBMS
10 92 (3.10%) DB2
11 83 (2.80%) Big Data
12 80 (2.70%) Oracle Reports
13 75 (2.53%) Hadoop
14 56 (1.89%) Oracle Database 10g
15 52 (1.75%) OLTP
16 50 (1.68%) Oracle Exadata
17 39 (1.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 37 (1.25%) Neo4j
19 29 (0.98%) Apache Cassandra
20 28 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 337 (11.35%) Subversion
2 308 (10.38%) Git (software)
3 170 (5.73%) JIRA
4 160 (5.39%) Maven
5 121 (4.08%) Jenkins
6 101 (3.40%) JUnit
7 92 (3.10%) Ant
8 74 (2.49%) TeamCity
9 64 (2.16%) Eclipse
10 47 (1.58%) Selenium
11 44 (1.48%) Cucumber
12 39 (1.31%) Toad
13 31 (1.04%) JMeter
14 29 (0.98%) Mockito
15 23 (0.77%) RSpec
16 22 (0.74%) ClearCase
16 22 (0.74%) Oracle Forms
16 22 (0.74%) Hudson
17 20 (0.67%) IntelliJ
17 20 (0.67%) CruiseControl
General
1 801 (26.99%) Finance
2 738 (24.87%) Banking
3 338 (11.39%) Investment Banking
4 312 (10.51%) Front Office
5 116 (3.91%) Financial Institution
6 58 (1.95%) Retail
7 51 (1.72%) Games
8 47 (1.58%) Back Office
9 46 (1.55%) Telecoms
10 24 (0.81%) Manufacturing
10 24 (0.81%) Marketing
11 21 (0.71%) Legal
12 13 (0.44%) Advertising
13 8 (0.27%) Publishing
14 6 (0.20%) Corporate Banking
15 4 (0.13%) Electronics
15 4 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
15 4 (0.13%) International Banking
15 4 (0.13%) General Ledger
16 3 (0.10%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 1004 (33.83%) Developer
2 484 (16.31%) Analyst
3 332 (11.19%) Java Developer
4 237 (7.99%) Support Analyst
5 182 (6.13%) Applications Support
6 173 (5.83%) Architect
7 167 (5.63%) C++ Developer
8 137 (4.62%) Administrator
9 131 (4.41%) Consultant
10 128 (4.31%) Senior Developer
11 100 (3.37%) DevOps Engineer
12 83 (2.80%) DBA
13 78 (2.63%) Applications Support Analyst
14 77 (2.59%) Support Engineer
15 67 (2.26%) Systems Administrator
15 67 (2.26%) Linux Engineer
16 63 (2.12%) UNIX Administrator
17 56 (1.89%) Tester
18 52 (1.75%) Test Analyst
19 51 (1.72%) UNIX Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 375 (12.63%) HTML
2 315 (10.61%) XML
3 263 (8.86%) Web Services
4 219 (7.38%) Middleware
5 207 (6.97%) Spring
6 201 (6.77%) CSS
7 164 (5.53%) Hibernate
8 159 (5.36%) .NET
9 151 (5.09%) FIX Protocol
10 134 (4.51%) J2EE
10 134 (4.51%) JSP
11 102 (3.44%) REST
12 92 (3.10%) RESTful
13 91 (3.07%) jQuery
14 79 (2.66%) LAMP
15 78 (2.63%) Java EE
16 76 (2.56%) STL
17 74 (2.49%) HTML5
18 72 (2.43%) JSON
19 69 (2.32%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 215 (7.24%) Analytical Skills
2 170 (5.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 158 (5.32%) Derivative
4 152 (5.12%) Fixed Income
5 138 (4.65%) Open Source
6 121 (4.08%) Equities
7 117 (3.94%) Computer Science
8 82 (2.76%) Clustering
9 65 (2.19%) Management Information System
10 55 (1.85%) Visualisation
11 53 (1.79%) Hedge funds
12 40 (1.35%) Mainframe
13 39 (1.31%) Credit Derivative
14 38 (1.28%) Algorithms
15 37 (1.25%) Replication
16 36 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
17 35 (1.18%) Data Structures
17 35 (1.18%) Data Integration
18 31 (1.04%) Oracle Exalogic
19 30 (1.01%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1540 (51.89%) Linux
2 698 (23.52%) Windows
3 285 (9.60%) Solaris
4 208 (7.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 134 (4.51%) Mac OS X
6 129 (4.35%) AIX
7 81 (2.73%) SUSE
8 61 (2.06%) Windows Server 2003
9 58 (1.95%) Windows Server 2008
10 44 (1.48%) Oracle Linux
11 43 (1.45%) Ubuntu
12 39 (1.31%) CentOS
13 34 (1.15%) HPUX
14 30 (1.01%) Debian
15 29 (0.98%) Windows XP
16 25 (0.84%) Windows 7
17 20 (0.67%) Windows 2000
18 18 (0.61%) VMS
19 15 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
19 15 (0.51%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 561 (18.90%) Agile Software Development
2 252 (8.49%) Configuration Management
3 247 (8.32%) OO
4 244 (8.22%) ITIL
5 226 (7.61%) DevOps
6 207 (6.97%) TDD
7 201 (6.77%) Migration
8 200 (6.74%) Multithreading
9 190 (6.40%) Scrum
10 182 (6.13%) Continuous Integration
11 177 (5.96%) Low Latency
12 169 (5.69%) Change Management
13 136 (4.58%) Project Management
14 135 (4.55%) Web Development
15 123 (4.14%) Performance Tuning
16 119 (4.01%) ETL
17 108 (3.64%) E-Commerce
17 108 (3.64%) Risk Management
18 107 (3.61%) Software Engineering
19 106 (3.57%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 1031 (34.74%) Java
2 1027 (34.60%) SQL
3 531 (17.89%) Shell Script
4 480 (16.17%) Perl
5 370 (12.47%) Python
6 334 (11.25%) C++
7 292 (9.84%) JavaScript
8 250 (8.42%) PL/SQL
9 240 (8.09%) Ruby
10 149 (5.02%) C#
11 146 (4.92%) Bash Shell
12 141 (4.75%) PHP
13 82 (2.76%) C
14 79 (2.66%) Scala
15 60 (2.02%) Korn
16 55 (1.85%) PowerShell
17 49 (1.65%) T-SQL
18 31 (1.04%) VB
19 26 (0.88%) VBA
20 24 (0.81%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 197 (6.64%) Degree
2 133 (4.48%) Security Cleared
3 85 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
4 83 (2.80%) SC Cleared
5 56 (1.89%) CISSP
6 46 (1.55%) ISEB
6 46 (1.55%) DV Cleared
7 43 (1.45%) CCNA
8 39 (1.31%) ISTQB
9 37 (1.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 32 (1.08%) CISM
11 31 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
12 28 (0.94%) CCSA
13 27 (0.91%) CCNP
14 25 (0.84%) CCIE
15 21 (0.71%) JNCIA
16 20 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
17 19 (0.64%) Sun Certification
18 17 (0.57%) GIAC
19 14 (0.47%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 115 (3.87%) QA
2 36 (1.21%) SLA
3 12 (0.40%) PCI DSS
4 10 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (0.30%) ISO 9001
6 6 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (0.20%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.13%) COBIT
8 2 (0.067%) COREP
8 2 (0.067%) FINREP
9 1 (0.034%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.034%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.034%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 150 (5.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 101 (3.40%) Active Directory
3 69 (2.32%) Oracle RAC
4 48 (1.62%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 40 (1.35%) vSphere
6 39 (1.31%) VMware ESX
7 35 (1.18%) Oracle RMAN
8 31 (1.04%) Varnish
9 22 (0.74%) XenApp
10 21 (0.71%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 20 (0.67%) NFS
11 20 (0.67%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 19 (0.64%) Hyper-V
13 18 (0.61%) XenDesktop
14 16 (0.54%) HDFS
15 15 (0.51%) vCloud
15 15 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
16 14 (0.47%) Apache Flume
16 14 (0.47%) KVM
17 13 (0.44%) RACF
Systems Management
1 244 (8.22%) Puppet
2 139 (4.68%) Opscode Chef
3 89 (3.00%) Control-M
4 88 (2.96%) Nagios
5 53 (1.79%) Tivoli
6 46 (1.55%) NetBackup
7 39 (1.31%) HP Quality Center
8 38 (1.28%) ITRS Geneos
9 37 (1.25%) Data Guard
10 31 (1.04%) SELinux
11 29 (0.98%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 27 (0.91%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 24 (0.81%) Backup Exec
14 20 (0.67%) Ansible
15 19 (0.64%) RANCID
16 18 (0.61%) OpenNMS
17 17 (0.57%) Opsview
17 17 (0.57%) Cacti
18 16 (0.54%) BMC PATROL
18 16 (0.54%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 973 (32.78%) Oracle
2 262 (8.83%) Red Hat
3 232 (7.82%) Sybase
4 222 (7.48%) VMware
5 178 (6.00%) Microsoft
6 174 (5.86%) HP
7 159 (5.36%) IBM
8 138 (4.65%) Cisco
9 88 (2.96%) TIBCO
10 74 (2.49%) Veritas
11 70 (2.36%) NetApp
12 69 (2.32%) Sun
13 62 (2.09%) EMC
14 56 (1.89%) BMC
14 56 (1.89%) Informatica
15 54 (1.82%) Citrix
16 53 (1.79%) Bloomberg
17 52 (1.75%) F5
17 52 (1.75%) Remedy
18 47 (1.58%) Reuters
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Hatstand Ltd
Rate: £45000 - £60000 per annum (benefits + bonus)
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
C.O.A.L IT Services Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Intapeople
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £300 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £325.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: 4 days ago