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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 26 25 23
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Contract jobs citing UNIX 1525 1599 1609
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 6.24% 6.37% 6.08%
As % of the Operating Systems category 27.15% 27.64% 28.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1026 1093 1057
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £300 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 9
Average hourly rate £12.00 £22.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.45% +22.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £29.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+8.62% -13.43%
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
5616 5786 5583
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 22.98% 23.06% 21.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 3737 3819 3440
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £211 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 254 252 331
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £27.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.85 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.95% -6.76%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 16 September 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 +1 394 £475 +2.70% 176
Greenford - 9 - -
Docklands, London +3 7 £500 +8.10% 1
Croydon +3 6 £400 +6.66% 3
Canary Wharf -9 4 £550 -15.38%
Kingston Upon Thames -1 2 £215 -44.51% 1
Harrow - 2 £400 - 2
Hayes - - - -
Hounslow - - - - 2
Isleworth - - - - 2
New Malden - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
West Drayton - - - -
Bromley - - - - 2
UNIX
England

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 1544 (53.89%) Linux
2 1028 (35.88%) Oracle
3 980 (34.21%) SQL
4 953 (33.26%) Java
5 784 (27.36%) Finance
6 714 (24.92%) Windows
7 691 (24.12%) Banking
8 479 (16.72%) Shell Script
9 471 (16.44%) Perl
10 463 (16.16%) Agile Software Development
11 423 (14.76%) Python
12 387 (13.51%) HTML
13 359 (12.53%) JavaScript
14 344 (12.01%) Investment Banking
15 341 (11.90%) Relational Database
16 335 (11.69%) Subversion
17 334 (11.66%) C++
18 319 (11.13%) XML
19 308 (10.75%) Oracle Database
20 304 (10.61%) Git (software)
21 282 (9.84%) Solaris
22 271 (9.46%) Red Hat
23 264 (9.21%) Front Office
24 263 (9.18%) Configuration Management
25 261 (9.11%) Web Services
26 241 (8.41%) Ruby
27 240 (8.38%) VMware
28 234 (8.17%) Sybase
29 227 (7.92%) PL/SQL
30 225 (7.85%) CSS

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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
1 179 (6.25%) Apache
2 174 (6.07%) Tomcat
3 155 (5.41%) WebLogic
4 130 (4.54%) WebSphere
5 63 (2.20%) Node.js
6 61 (2.13%) IIS
7 53 (1.85%) Confluence
8 31 (1.08%) Oracle Coherence
9 29 (1.01%) SharePoint
10 27 (0.94%) MQSeries
10 27 (0.94%) Oracle Workflow
10 27 (0.94%) nginx
11 26 (0.91%) SAS
12 24 (0.84%) MS Exchange
13 21 (0.73%) TIBCO EMS
14 20 (0.70%) Oracle Service Bus
14 20 (0.70%) WebSphere Application Server
15 18 (0.63%) Jetty
16 11 (0.38%) WebLogic Portal
17 10 (0.35%) Liferay
Applications
1 103 (3.60%) MS Excel
2 74 (2.58%) MS Office
3 21 (0.73%) MS Visio
4 17 (0.59%) MS Project
4 17 (0.59%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
6 9 (0.31%) InfoPath
7 5 (0.17%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.10%) Fireworks
9 2 (0.070%) SPSS
9 2 (0.070%) Gephi
10 1 (0.035%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.035%) GIMP
10 1 (0.035%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.035%) Maya
Business Applications
1 57 (1.99%) Oracle EBS
2 35 (1.22%) RMDS
3 33 (1.15%) ION MarketView
4 12 (0.42%) Oracle BPM
5 10 (0.35%) Oracle Payables
6 9 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
6 9 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
6 9 (0.31%) BusinessWorks
7 8 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
7 8 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
7 8 (0.28%) Oracle Cash Management
8 7 (0.24%) Oracle General Ledger
8 7 (0.24%) Murex MxG2000
9 6 (0.21%) Oracle Receivables
9 6 (0.21%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
10 5 (0.17%) Oracle Retail
11 4 (0.14%) IntelliMatch
11 4 (0.14%) Markit EDM
11 4 (0.14%) SunGard Stream Ubix
11 4 (0.14%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 124 (4.33%) Amazon AWS
2 75 (2.62%) Amazon EC2
3 23 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
4 22 (0.77%) Amazon S3
5 15 (0.52%) GitHub
6 12 (0.42%) Amazon ELB
6 12 (0.42%) SaaS
7 5 (0.17%) Microsoft Azure
7 5 (0.17%) Amazon SQS
7 5 (0.17%) IaaS
8 4 (0.14%) Joyent
9 3 (0.10%) Office 365
9 3 (0.10%) IBM SmartCloud
10 2 (0.070%) SuccessFactors
11 1 (0.035%) Route 53
11 1 (0.035%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 216 (7.54%) HTTP
2 206 (7.19%) TCP/IP
3 198 (6.91%) Firewall
4 176 (6.14%) SAN
5 153 (5.34%) DNS
6 83 (2.90%) LDAP
7 72 (2.51%) Internet
8 70 (2.44%) SSL
9 60 (2.09%) NAS
10 51 (1.78%) WAN
11 48 (1.68%) Multicast
12 46 (1.61%) LAN
12 46 (1.61%) VPN
13 36 (1.26%) SSH
14 35 (1.22%) Network Security
15 33 (1.15%) FTP
16 29 (1.01%) SMTP
17 23 (0.80%) BGP
18 22 (0.77%) Intranet
18 22 (0.77%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 341 (11.90%) Relational Database
2 308 (10.75%) Oracle Database
3 218 (7.61%) MySQL
4 207 (7.23%) SQL Server
5 143 (4.99%) Oracle Database 11g
6 119 (4.15%) Data Warehouse
7 115 (4.01%) MongoDB
8 103 (3.60%) Oracle Database 10g
9 97 (3.39%) RDBMS
10 95 (3.32%) NoSQL
11 68 (2.37%) DB2
12 61 (2.13%) Oracle Exadata
13 53 (1.85%) Big Data
14 49 (1.71%) Oracle Reports
15 41 (1.43%) Apache Cassandra
16 36 (1.26%) Neo4j
17 33 (1.15%) Hadoop
17 33 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 30 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 29 (1.01%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 335 (11.69%) Subversion
2 304 (10.61%) Git (software)
3 175 (6.11%) JIRA
4 119 (4.15%) Maven
5 111 (3.87%) Jenkins
6 91 (3.18%) JUnit
7 73 (2.55%) TeamCity
8 56 (1.95%) Ant
9 48 (1.68%) Eclipse
10 33 (1.15%) Oracle Forms
11 31 (1.08%) Selenium
12 30 (1.05%) Toad
13 28 (0.98%) Cucumber
14 27 (0.94%) Hudson
15 21 (0.73%) jMock
15 21 (0.73%) IntelliJ
16 18 (0.63%) Grunt
17 17 (0.59%) Jasmine
17 17 (0.59%) Oracle APEX
18 16 (0.56%) RSpec
General
1 784 (27.36%) Finance
2 691 (24.12%) Banking
3 344 (12.01%) Investment Banking
4 264 (9.21%) Front Office
5 155 (5.41%) Financial Institution
6 71 (2.48%) Retail
7 46 (1.61%) Back Office
8 39 (1.36%) Telecoms
9 36 (1.26%) Games
10 29 (1.01%) Manufacturing
11 27 (0.94%) Marketing
12 23 (0.80%) Legal
12 23 (0.80%) Publishing
13 15 (0.52%) Advertising
14 12 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
15 6 (0.21%) General Ledger
15 6 (0.21%) Retail Banking
16 5 (0.17%) Corporate Banking
16 5 (0.17%) International Banking
16 5 (0.17%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 984 (34.35%) Developer
2 461 (16.09%) Analyst
3 264 (9.21%) Java Developer
4 218 (7.61%) Support Analyst
5 176 (6.14%) C++ Developer
6 161 (5.62%) Applications Support
7 159 (5.55%) Architect
8 155 (5.41%) Administrator
9 133 (4.64%) DBA
10 110 (3.84%) Consultant
11 109 (3.80%) Senior Developer
12 88 (3.07%) Systems Administrator
13 86 (3.00%) Support Engineer
14 84 (2.93%) UNIX Administrator
14 84 (2.93%) DevOps Engineer
15 76 (2.65%) Oracle DBA
16 74 (2.58%) Applications Support Analyst
17 72 (2.51%) Tester
18 62 (2.16%) Linux Engineer
19 60 (2.09%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 387 (13.51%) HTML
2 319 (11.13%) XML
3 261 (9.11%) Web Services
4 225 (7.85%) CSS
5 204 (7.12%) Middleware
6 190 (6.63%) Spring
7 152 (5.31%) .NET
8 147 (5.13%) Hibernate
9 130 (4.54%) J2EE
10 122 (4.26%) FIX Protocol
11 100 (3.49%) REST
12 96 (3.35%) HTML5
13 87 (3.04%) JSP
14 76 (2.65%) JMS
15 74 (2.58%) JSON
16 72 (2.51%) jQuery
17 63 (2.20%) STL
18 61 (2.13%) WebSphere MQ
18 61 (2.13%) Rendezvous
19 59 (2.06%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 207 (7.23%) Analytical Skills
2 183 (6.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 175 (6.11%) Fixed Income
4 156 (5.45%) Equities
5 142 (4.96%) Derivative
6 108 (3.77%) Open Source
7 103 (3.60%) Computer Science
8 85 (2.97%) Hedge funds
9 77 (2.69%) Clustering
10 66 (2.30%) Management Information System
11 64 (2.23%) Visualisation
12 55 (1.92%) Replication
13 48 (1.68%) Mainframe
14 42 (1.47%) Credit Risk
15 34 (1.19%) User Experience
16 32 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
17 31 (1.08%) Client/Server
18 29 (1.01%) Data Integration
19 25 (0.87%) STB
19 25 (0.87%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 1544 (53.89%) Linux
2 714 (24.92%) Windows
3 282 (9.84%) Solaris
4 216 (7.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 148 (5.17%) Mac OS X
6 93 (3.25%) AIX
7 64 (2.23%) Windows Server 2003
8 52 (1.82%) SUSE
9 45 (1.57%) Windows Server 2008
10 42 (1.47%) SELinux
11 37 (1.29%) Debian
12 34 (1.19%) CentOS
13 33 (1.15%) Oracle Linux
14 30 (1.05%) Windows XP
15 25 (0.87%) Ubuntu
16 24 (0.84%) HPUX
17 23 (0.80%) VMS
18 14 (0.49%) Apple iOS
18 14 (0.49%) Windows 7
19 12 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 463 (16.16%) Agile Software Development
2 263 (9.18%) Configuration Management
3 225 (7.85%) OO
4 211 (7.36%) ITIL
5 202 (7.05%) TDD
6 201 (7.02%) Low Latency
7 192 (6.70%) Migration
8 183 (6.39%) DevOps
9 178 (6.21%) Multithreading
10 169 (5.90%) Continuous Integration
11 153 (5.34%) Change Management
12 141 (4.92%) Scrum
13 138 (4.82%) Web Development
14 136 (4.75%) Responsive Web Design
15 133 (4.64%) Web Design
16 128 (4.47%) Project Management
17 127 (4.43%) Performance Tuning
18 124 (4.33%) Electronic Trading
19 114 (3.98%) E-Commerce
20 106 (3.70%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 980 (34.21%) SQL
2 953 (33.26%) Java
3 479 (16.72%) Shell Script
4 471 (16.44%) Perl
5 423 (14.76%) Python
6 359 (12.53%) JavaScript
7 334 (11.66%) C++
8 241 (8.41%) Ruby
9 227 (7.92%) PL/SQL
10 189 (6.60%) Bash Shell
11 159 (5.55%) C#
12 141 (4.92%) C
12 141 (4.92%) PHP
13 101 (3.53%) Scala
14 71 (2.48%) PowerShell
15 56 (1.95%) Korn
16 31 (1.08%) T-SQL
17 30 (1.05%) Groovy
18 28 (0.98%) VBScript
19 27 (0.94%) VBA
Qualifications
1 191 (6.67%) Degree
2 79 (2.76%) Security Cleared
3 54 (1.88%) CISSP
4 52 (1.82%) SC Cleared
5 49 (1.71%) Cisco Certification
6 37 (1.29%) ISEB
7 28 (0.98%) CCNA
7 28 (0.98%) DV Cleared
8 27 (0.94%) ISTQB
8 27 (0.94%) CISM
9 26 (0.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 19 (0.66%) CCSA
11 18 (0.63%) CCNP
11 18 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
11 18 (0.63%) JNCIA
12 16 (0.56%) PMI Certification
13 15 (0.52%) GIAC
14 12 (0.42%) CCIE
15 11 (0.38%) GCIA
15 11 (0.38%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 131 (4.57%) QA
2 60 (2.09%) SLA
3 13 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 11 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.24%) Basel III
5 7 (0.24%) ISO 9001
6 6 (0.21%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.21%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.10%) CRD IV
8 2 (0.070%) COBIT
9 1 (0.035%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.035%) Basel II
9 1 (0.035%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.035%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.035%) COREP
9 1 (0.035%) FINREP
9 1 (0.035%) EMIR
9 1 (0.035%) Solvency II
System Software
1 172 (6.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 114 (3.98%) Oracle RAC
3 103 (3.60%) Active Directory
4 50 (1.75%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 48 (1.68%) Oracle RMAN
6 39 (1.36%) VMware ESX
7 35 (1.22%) vSphere
8 25 (0.87%) NFS
9 23 (0.80%) vCloud
10 21 (0.73%) Hyper-V
11 19 (0.66%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 17 (0.59%) XenApp
13 15 (0.52%) XenDesktop
14 14 (0.49%) RHEV
14 14 (0.49%) Veritas File System
15 12 (0.42%) Varnish
16 10 (0.35%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 10 (0.35%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
17 8 (0.28%) Nmap
17 8 (0.28%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 213 (7.43%) Puppet
2 108 (3.77%) Opscode Chef
3 92 (3.21%) Nagios
4 78 (2.72%) Control-M
5 71 (2.48%) NetBackup
6 62 (2.16%) Tivoli
7 60 (2.09%) Data Guard
8 59 (2.06%) ITRS Geneos
9 49 (1.71%) HP Quality Center
10 38 (1.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 27 (0.94%) BMC PATROL
12 24 (0.84%) Backup Exec
13 23 (0.80%) SCOM
14 22 (0.77%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 21 (0.73%) ZABBIX
16 18 (0.63%) Vagrant
17 16 (0.56%) OpenView
17 16 (0.56%) Opsview
18 15 (0.52%) BladeLogic
19 14 (0.49%) YUM
Vendors
1 1028 (35.88%) Oracle
2 271 (9.46%) Red Hat
3 240 (8.38%) VMware
4 234 (8.17%) Sybase
5 211 (7.36%) Microsoft
6 173 (6.04%) HP
7 162 (5.65%) IBM
8 102 (3.56%) Cisco
9 96 (3.35%) Veritas
10 82 (2.86%) TIBCO
11 77 (2.69%) NetApp
12 74 (2.58%) Sun
13 66 (2.30%) Citrix
14 64 (2.23%) EMC
15 61 (2.13%) Remedy
16 59 (2.06%) Reuters
17 55 (1.92%) JBoss
18 51 (1.78%) BMC
18 51 (1.78%) Fidessa
19 48 (1.68%) Bloomberg
London
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £400 - £450 Per Annum possibly more for the right candidate
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Empiric Solutions
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Empiric Solutions
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
I.T. Skillfinder
Rate: £200 - £500 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Volt
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Empiric Solutions
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £220.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
FPSG Connect
Rate: £230 - £260 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
NST Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £350 - £450 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago