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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 31 32 30
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Contract jobs citing UNIX 1227 1291 1196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 5.46% 5.53% 5.53%
As % of the Operating Systems category 25.49% 26.08% 26.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 802 915 842
Average daily rate
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£475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 13
Average hourly rate £20.56 £41.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.46% +144.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.10 £32.30 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.48 £136.30 £31.74
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £29.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+12.06% -3.33%
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
4813 4950 4479
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 21.41% 21.21% 20.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 3203 3379 2952
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £349 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.79% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 238 233
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.09 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £27.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.88 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.78% -0.78%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 5 May 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 +3 292 £500 +5.26% 89
Canary Wharf +7 17 £525 +115.38%
Greenford +4 9 - -
Docklands, London -7 7 £395 -24.76%
Croydon -8 6 £406 -18.75%
Brentford -5 4 £355 -23.24% 1
Uxbridge -2 3 £273 +4.80%
Hammersmith - 2 £524 -
Chessington - 2 - -
Westminster +3 1 £550 +29.41%
Bromley +2 1 - -
Hounslow -6 1 £340 -29.53% 2
Paddington - 1 £425 -
UNIX
England

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 1273 (50.32%) Linux
2 924 (36.52%) SQL
3 922 (36.44%) Java
4 779 (30.79%) Oracle
5 719 (28.42%) Finance
6 663 (26.21%) Banking
7 596 (23.56%) Windows
8 488 (19.29%) Agile Software Development
9 443 (17.51%) Perl
10 415 (16.40%) Shell Script
11 324 (12.81%) Investment Banking
12 308 (12.17%) C++
12 308 (12.17%) Solaris
13 299 (11.82%) Python
13 299 (11.82%) Front Office
14 290 (11.46%) Relational Database
15 279 (11.03%) HTML
16 237 (9.37%) XML
17 232 (9.17%) ITIL
18 226 (8.93%) PL/SQL
18 226 (8.93%) Oracle Database
19 225 (8.89%) Degree
20 219 (8.66%) Red Hat
21 211 (8.34%) Subversion
22 208 (8.22%) JavaScript
23 203 (8.02%) SQL Server
24 202 (7.98%) Analytical Skills
25 200 (7.91%) Sybase
26 197 (7.79%) TDD
27 196 (7.75%) Derivative

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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
1 188 (7.43%) Tomcat
2 165 (6.52%) WebSphere
3 144 (5.69%) Apache
4 134 (5.30%) WebLogic
5 106 (4.19%) JBoss
6 73 (2.89%) IIS
7 52 (2.06%) WebSphere Application Server
8 42 (1.66%) Elasticsearch
9 33 (1.30%) nginx
9 33 (1.30%) Node.js
10 28 (1.11%) Confluence
11 26 (1.03%) SharePoint
12 25 (0.99%) SAS
13 24 (0.95%) IBM HTTP Server
14 23 (0.91%) MQSeries
15 22 (0.87%) MS Exchange
16 21 (0.83%) Apache Pig
16 21 (0.83%) Apache Spark
17 20 (0.79%) Apache Solr
18 19 (0.75%) GlassFish
Applications
1 83 (3.28%) MS Excel
2 51 (2.02%) MS Office
3 28 (1.11%) MS Visio
4 23 (0.91%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (0.40%) MS Project
6 4 (0.16%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.079%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.079%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.040%) PaintShop Pro
8 1 (0.040%) Maya
8 1 (0.040%) DOC1
8 1 (0.040%) SPSS
8 1 (0.040%) Weka
Business Applications
1 25 (0.99%) Oracle EBS
1 25 (0.99%) Summit
2 19 (0.75%) RMDS
3 17 (0.67%) ION MarketView
3 17 (0.67%) Markit EDM
4 13 (0.51%) thinkFolio
5 12 (0.47%) Oracle EBS R12
6 11 (0.43%) Global One
7 10 (0.40%) Oracle 11i
8 9 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
9 8 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
10 7 (0.28%) BusinessWorks
11 6 (0.24%) Murex MxG2000
11 6 (0.24%) Oracle General Ledger
11 6 (0.24%) Oracle Payables
11 6 (0.24%) Oracle Receivables
12 5 (0.20%) FLEXCUBE
12 5 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
13 4 (0.16%) Unica
13 4 (0.16%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 93 (3.68%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (1.19%) PaaS
3 28 (1.11%) Amazon EC2
4 15 (0.59%) SaaS
5 14 (0.55%) Amazon S3
6 10 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
7 9 (0.36%) GitHub
8 6 (0.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 6 (0.24%) Microsoft Azure
9 5 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.16%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 3 (0.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 3 (0.12%) IaaS
12 2 (0.079%) SuccessFactors
12 2 (0.079%) Heroku
12 2 (0.079%) Office 365
12 2 (0.079%) Joyent
13 1 (0.040%) Google App Engine
13 1 (0.040%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 1 (0.040%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 181 (7.15%) TCP/IP
2 154 (6.09%) Firewall
3 140 (5.53%) SAN
4 126 (4.98%) HTTP
5 92 (3.64%) DNS
6 83 (3.28%) Internet
7 65 (2.57%) SSL
7 65 (2.57%) LDAP
8 57 (2.25%) NAS
9 51 (2.02%) LAN
10 48 (1.90%) WAN
11 31 (1.23%) VPN
12 29 (1.15%) DHCP
13 25 (0.99%) Fibre Channel
14 23 (0.91%) FTP
15 22 (0.87%) SNMP
16 21 (0.83%) Network Security
16 21 (0.83%) Multicast
17 20 (0.79%) BGP
18 18 (0.71%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 290 (11.46%) Relational Database
2 226 (8.93%) Oracle Database
3 203 (8.02%) SQL Server
4 137 (5.42%) MySQL
5 132 (5.22%) RDBMS
6 101 (3.99%) Data Warehouse
7 90 (3.56%) MongoDB
8 88 (3.48%) Oracle Database 11g
9 82 (3.24%) DB2
10 70 (2.77%) Hadoop
11 61 (2.41%) Oracle Reports
12 53 (2.09%) NoSQL
12 53 (2.09%) Big Data
13 51 (2.02%) OLTP
14 36 (1.42%) KDB
15 33 (1.30%) Oracle Database 10g
16 32 (1.26%) PostgreSQL
17 30 (1.19%) Neo4j
18 26 (1.03%) Apache Hive
19 25 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 211 (8.34%) Subversion
2 170 (6.72%) Git (software)
3 151 (5.97%) Maven
4 133 (5.26%) JIRA
5 104 (4.11%) Jenkins
6 83 (3.28%) Ant
7 67 (2.65%) JUnit
8 58 (2.29%) Eclipse
9 56 (2.21%) TeamCity
10 52 (2.06%) Cucumber
11 33 (1.30%) Toad
12 29 (1.15%) Selenium
12 29 (1.15%) Oracle Forms
12 29 (1.15%) Mockito
13 24 (0.95%) RSpec
14 21 (0.83%) Artifactory
15 19 (0.75%) ClearCase
16 18 (0.71%) Introscope
16 18 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
17 17 (0.67%) JMeter
General
1 719 (28.42%) Finance
2 663 (26.21%) Banking
3 324 (12.81%) Investment Banking
4 299 (11.82%) Front Office
5 80 (3.16%) Financial Institution
6 55 (2.17%) Retail
7 53 (2.09%) Telecoms
8 46 (1.82%) Back Office
9 33 (1.30%) Games
10 30 (1.19%) Marketing
11 24 (0.95%) Legal
12 13 (0.51%) Advertising
12 13 (0.51%) Billing
13 11 (0.43%) Manufacturing
14 8 (0.32%) French Language
14 8 (0.32%) Spanish Language
15 7 (0.28%) Publishing
16 6 (0.24%) Retail Banking
17 4 (0.16%) Corporate Banking
17 4 (0.16%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 830 (32.81%) Developer
2 413 (16.32%) Analyst
3 279 (11.03%) Java Developer
4 174 (6.88%) Support Analyst
5 154 (6.09%) C++ Developer
6 149 (5.89%) Applications Support
7 133 (5.26%) Administrator
8 132 (5.22%) Consultant
9 97 (3.83%) Architect
10 93 (3.68%) Senior Developer
11 89 (3.52%) DevOps Engineer
12 65 (2.57%) Systems Administrator
13 63 (2.49%) Applications Support Analyst
14 59 (2.33%) Linux Engineer
15 58 (2.29%) Support Engineer
16 56 (2.21%) Test Analyst
16 56 (2.21%) Technical Analyst
17 55 (2.17%) Programmer
18 51 (2.02%) Oracle Developer
19 50 (1.98%) UNIX Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 279 (11.03%) HTML
2 237 (9.37%) XML
3 189 (7.47%) Web Services
4 160 (6.32%) .NET
4 160 (6.32%) Middleware
5 159 (6.28%) J2EE
6 154 (6.09%) FIX Protocol
7 120 (4.74%) Spring
8 114 (4.51%) CSS
9 104 (4.11%) JSP
10 85 (3.36%) REST
11 79 (3.12%) STL
12 74 (2.92%) Hibernate
13 68 (2.69%) jQuery
14 65 (2.57%) Java EE
15 59 (2.33%) Servlets
16 56 (2.21%) HTML5
17 53 (2.09%) RESTful
18 48 (1.90%) WebSphere MQ
19 46 (1.82%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 202 (7.98%) Analytical Skills
2 196 (7.75%) Derivative
3 169 (6.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 140 (5.53%) Equities
5 137 (5.42%) Computer Science
6 132 (5.22%) Fixed Income
7 90 (3.56%) Open Source
8 52 (2.06%) Clustering
8 52 (2.06%) Management Information System
9 42 (1.66%) Equity Derivative
10 41 (1.62%) Mathematics
11 39 (1.54%) Client/Server
12 33 (1.30%) Data Structures
13 32 (1.26%) Mainframe
14 30 (1.19%) Algorithms
15 24 (0.95%) Visualisation
15 24 (0.95%) Data Integration
16 22 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
17 21 (0.83%) SWIFT
17 21 (0.83%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1273 (50.32%) Linux
2 596 (23.56%) Windows
3 308 (12.17%) Solaris
4 171 (6.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 127 (5.02%) AIX
6 90 (3.56%) Mac OS X
7 49 (1.94%) SUSE
8 46 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
9 45 (1.78%) Windows Server 2008
10 33 (1.30%) HPUX
11 31 (1.23%) Windows 7
12 28 (1.11%) Ubuntu
13 26 (1.03%) CentOS
14 20 (0.79%) Oracle Linux
15 18 (0.71%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 16 (0.63%) Android
17 14 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
18 13 (0.51%) Apple iOS
19 12 (0.47%) Windows 8
20 11 (0.43%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 488 (19.29%) Agile Software Development
2 232 (9.17%) ITIL
3 197 (7.79%) TDD
4 192 (7.59%) Configuration Management
5 188 (7.43%) Multithreading
6 181 (7.15%) Continuous Integration
7 169 (6.68%) DevOps
8 157 (6.21%) Project Management
9 151 (5.97%) Migration
10 147 (5.81%) OO
11 139 (5.49%) Low Latency
12 133 (5.26%) Scrum
13 121 (4.78%) Change Management
14 111 (4.39%) ETL
15 99 (3.91%) Web Development
16 98 (3.87%) Electronic Trading
17 97 (3.83%) Data Modelling
18 90 (3.56%) BDD
19 85 (3.36%) E-Commerce
20 83 (3.28%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 924 (36.52%) SQL
2 922 (36.44%) Java
3 443 (17.51%) Perl
4 415 (16.40%) Shell Script
5 308 (12.17%) C++
6 299 (11.82%) Python
7 226 (8.93%) PL/SQL
8 208 (8.22%) JavaScript
9 149 (5.89%) Ruby
10 147 (5.81%) C#
11 99 (3.91%) C
12 98 (3.87%) Bash Shell
13 81 (3.20%) Korn
14 76 (3.00%) PHP
15 55 (2.17%) Scala
16 49 (1.94%) PowerShell
17 44 (1.74%) VB
18 40 (1.58%) VBScript
19 30 (1.19%) T-SQL
20 24 (0.95%) VBA
Qualifications
1 225 (8.89%) Degree
2 137 (5.42%) Security Cleared
3 80 (3.16%) SC Cleared
4 49 (1.94%) Cisco Certification
5 43 (1.70%) DV Cleared
6 38 (1.50%) ITIL Certification
7 32 (1.26%) ISEB
8 29 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
9 26 (1.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 26 (1.03%) ISTQB
10 23 (0.91%) CISSP
11 20 (0.79%) CCNA
12 17 (0.67%) Sun Certification
13 13 (0.51%) CCNP
13 13 (0.51%) MCSE
14 12 (0.47%) Oracle Certification
14 12 (0.47%) PMP
14 12 (0.47%) PMI Certification
14 12 (0.47%) MCITP
15 11 (0.43%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 112 (4.43%) QA
2 25 (0.99%) SLA
3 15 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 9 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (0.32%) Data Quality
5 8 (0.32%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.24%) FATCA
6 6 (0.24%) EMIR
6 6 (0.24%) COREP
6 6 (0.24%) HL7
6 6 (0.24%) DICOM
7 5 (0.20%) FINREP
8 2 (0.079%) PMBOK
8 2 (0.079%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.040%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.040%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.040%) GxP
9 1 (0.040%) COBIT
System Software
1 97 (3.83%) Active Directory
2 73 (2.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (1.90%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 30 (1.19%) Oracle RAC
5 24 (0.95%) NFS
6 21 (0.83%) vSphere
6 21 (0.83%) HDFS
7 18 (0.71%) Varnish
8 17 (0.67%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 16 (0.63%) Apache Flume
10 14 (0.55%) VMware ESX
11 12 (0.47%) KVM
11 12 (0.47%) Docker
11 12 (0.47%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 11 (0.43%) Xen
12 11 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
12 11 (0.43%) Hyper-V
13 9 (0.36%) Sendmail
14 7 (0.28%) XenServer
14 7 (0.28%) Samba
Systems Management
1 181 (7.15%) Puppet
2 83 (3.28%) Opscode Chef
3 57 (2.25%) Control-M
4 53 (2.09%) Nagios
5 49 (1.94%) HP Quality Center
6 39 (1.54%) Tivoli
7 32 (1.26%) ITRS Geneos
7 32 (1.26%) Ansible
8 27 (1.07%) NetBackup
9 25 (0.99%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 23 (0.91%) Oracle RMAN
11 20 (0.79%) Salt
12 19 (0.75%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 19 (0.75%) CA Single Sign-On
13 17 (0.67%) BladeLogic
14 15 (0.59%) Data Guard
14 15 (0.59%) ZABBIX
14 15 (0.59%) Graphite
15 14 (0.55%) HP Operations Orchestration
16 12 (0.47%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 779 (30.79%) Oracle
2 219 (8.66%) Red Hat
3 200 (7.91%) Sybase
4 179 (7.08%) IBM
5 144 (5.69%) VMware
6 140 (5.53%) HP
7 131 (5.18%) Cisco
8 129 (5.10%) Microsoft
9 95 (3.75%) TIBCO
10 84 (3.32%) NetApp
11 70 (2.77%) Informatica
12 63 (2.49%) EMC
12 63 (2.49%) Veritas
13 61 (2.41%) Sun
14 55 (2.17%) Business Objects
15 53 (2.09%) Citrix
16 50 (1.98%) F5
17 40 (1.58%) Remedy
18 39 (1.54%) Reuters
18 39 (1.54%) Bloomberg
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: market rates
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £800 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
LA International
Rate: £525 - £550 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Montash
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Montash
Rate: £300 - £400 per month + Negotiable
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Proprius Recruitment
Rate: From £450 to £525 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Agile Recruitment
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
JM
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £225 - £250 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
East London
Eames Consulting
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Central London / West End
Bite Consulting
Rate: From £200 to £400 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Montash
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £625 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Bridge Noble
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago