The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the London region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 31 32 19
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -13
Contract jobs citing UNIX 1344 1124 1736
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 5.56% 5.20% 6.20%
As % of the Operating Systems category 26.85% 25.46% 31.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 953 774 1151
Average daily rate £450 £450 £448
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £311 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £611 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 25
Average hourly rate £39.50 £16.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+146.87% -52.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.25 £12.00 £16.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £124.45 £21.80 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £30.45 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-9.67% -6.32%
Operating Systems Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
5005 4415 5461
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 20.69% 20.44% 19.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 3372 2869 3369
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £220 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 232 234 319
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £135.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
UNIX
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
City of London +5 335 £475 - 132
Docklands, London -3 15 £550 +10.00% 2
Uxbridge -1 10 £260 -50.47%
Croydon -3 10 £500 -
Canary Wharf +20 9 £450 -18.18%
Brentford - 5 £463 - 2
Hounslow +8 3 £295 -21.33% 2
Bromley +5 3 £575 +39.39% 3
Feltham -7 2 £158 -57.14%
Kingston Upon Thames -7 2 £375 -
Sidcup - - - -
Surbiton - - - - 1
Wembley - - - - 1
Clapham - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Hayes - - - - 4
Ilford - - - -
Dagenham - - - -
UNIX
England

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1356 (49.34%) Linux
2 1081 (39.34%) SQL
3 1031 (37.52%) Oracle
4 915 (33.30%) Java
5 756 (27.51%) Windows
6 734 (26.71%) Finance
7 654 (23.80%) Banking
8 594 (21.62%) Perl
9 450 (16.38%) Solaris
10 372 (13.54%) Investment Banking
11 366 (13.32%) Shell Script
12 348 (12.66%) Oracle Database
13 344 (12.52%) Red Hat
14 329 (11.97%) Python
15 288 (10.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 283 (10.30%) Relational Database
17 275 (10.01%) C++
18 265 (9.64%) XML
19 257 (9.35%) PL/SQL
20 252 (9.17%) Agile Software Development
21 250 (9.10%) ITIL
22 238 (8.66%) Sybase
23 233 (8.48%) Web Services
24 227 (8.26%) Derivative
25 226 (8.22%) JavaScript
26 225 (8.19%) HTML
27 224 (8.15%) SAN
28 218 (7.93%) VMware
29 215 (7.82%) Front Office
30 209 (7.61%) Microsoft

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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
1 187 (6.80%) Apache
2 170 (6.19%) Tomcat
3 139 (5.06%) WebLogic
4 119 (4.33%) WebSphere
5 59 (2.15%) IIS
5 59 (2.15%) Node.js
6 45 (1.64%) WebSphere Application Server
6 45 (1.64%) SAS
7 39 (1.42%) MQSeries
7 39 (1.42%) Confluence
8 36 (1.31%) SharePoint
9 33 (1.20%) Oracle Workflow
10 25 (0.91%) Oracle Application Server
10 25 (0.91%) TIBCO EMS
11 23 (0.84%) nginx
12 22 (0.80%) Apache Solr
13 20 (0.73%) Drupal
14 19 (0.69%) CloudStack
14 19 (0.69%) Oracle Service Bus
15 18 (0.66%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 91 (3.31%) MS Excel
2 59 (2.15%) MS Office
3 33 (1.20%) MS Visio
4 31 (1.13%) MS PowerPoint
5 14 (0.51%) MS Project
6 13 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.22%) InfoPath
8 4 (0.15%) SPSS
9 3 (0.11%) Mingle
9 3 (0.11%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.036%) Stata
10 1 (0.036%) DOC1
Business Applications
1 31 (1.13%) ION MarketView
1 31 (1.13%) Oracle EBS
2 28 (1.02%) RMDS
3 20 (0.73%) Oracle Applications
4 18 (0.66%) Remedy ITSM
5 17 (0.62%) Oracle Payables
6 15 (0.55%) Oracle EBS R12
7 14 (0.51%) Tridion
7 14 (0.51%) Global One
8 11 (0.40%) Murex MxG2000
9 9 (0.33%) Temenos T24
10 8 (0.29%) Oracle Retail
11 6 (0.22%) Oracle 11i
12 4 (0.15%) Summit
12 4 (0.15%) Minerva
12 4 (0.15%) CSG Singleview
12 4 (0.15%) Markit EDM
13 3 (0.11%) Oracle General Ledger
13 3 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
14 2 (0.073%) Loan IQ
Cloud Services
1 69 (2.51%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (1.35%) Amazon EC2
3 23 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
4 13 (0.47%) Joyent
5 11 (0.40%) Amazon S3
6 9 (0.33%) IaaS
7 7 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
8 5 (0.18%) SaaS
9 3 (0.11%) GitHub
10 2 (0.073%) Google App Engine
10 2 (0.073%) PaaS
10 2 (0.073%) Rackspace Cloud
10 2 (0.073%) Amazon EMR
11 1 (0.036%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 224 (8.15%) SAN
2 201 (7.31%) TCP/IP
3 164 (5.97%) Firewall
4 147 (5.35%) DNS
5 114 (4.15%) LDAP
5 114 (4.15%) HTTP
6 94 (3.42%) NAS
7 69 (2.51%) WAN
8 68 (2.47%) LAN
9 63 (2.29%) SSL
10 58 (2.11%) Internet
11 54 (1.97%) Multicast
12 53 (1.93%) DHCP
13 52 (1.89%) FTP
14 45 (1.64%) VPN
14 45 (1.64%) SSH
15 36 (1.31%) Network Security
16 31 (1.13%) SNMP
17 21 (0.76%) SMTP
18 19 (0.69%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 348 (12.66%) Oracle Database
2 283 (10.30%) Relational Database
3 190 (6.91%) Oracle Database 11g
4 186 (6.77%) SQL Server
5 169 (6.15%) RDBMS
6 161 (5.86%) MySQL
7 122 (4.44%) Data Warehouse
8 113 (4.11%) Oracle Database 10g
9 91 (3.31%) DB2
10 77 (2.80%) MongoDB
11 58 (2.11%) Oracle Reports
12 53 (1.93%) NoSQL
13 48 (1.75%) Big Data
14 45 (1.64%) Apache Cassandra
15 44 (1.60%) Hadoop
16 32 (1.16%) OLAP
17 30 (1.09%) Data Mart
18 28 (1.02%) Essbase
19 24 (0.87%) Oracle OLAP
20 23 (0.84%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 173 (6.30%) Subversion
2 144 (5.24%) JIRA
3 126 (4.59%) Git (software)
4 100 (3.64%) Jenkins
5 85 (3.09%) Maven
6 84 (3.06%) JUnit
7 68 (2.47%) Ant
8 64 (2.33%) Selenium
9 50 (1.82%) Eclipse
10 46 (1.67%) Oracle Forms
11 43 (1.56%) Toad
12 41 (1.49%) TeamCity
13 38 (1.38%) Cucumber
14 36 (1.31%) ClearCase
15 32 (1.16%) WebDriver
15 32 (1.16%) Hudson
16 25 (0.91%) LoadRunner
17 24 (0.87%) Oracle APEX
18 20 (0.73%) JDeveloper
18 20 (0.73%) Mercurial
General
1 734 (26.71%) Finance
2 654 (23.80%) Banking
3 372 (13.54%) Investment Banking
4 215 (7.82%) Front Office
5 80 (2.91%) Retail
6 79 (2.87%) Financial Institution
7 51 (1.86%) Back Office
8 48 (1.75%) Telecoms
9 36 (1.31%) Marketing
10 29 (1.06%) Manufacturing
11 24 (0.87%) Games
12 23 (0.84%) Legal
13 21 (0.76%) Advertising
14 15 (0.55%) Publishing
15 11 (0.40%) Law
16 9 (0.33%) Retail Banking
17 7 (0.25%) Billing
18 6 (0.22%) Corporate Banking
19 5 (0.18%) German Language
20 4 (0.15%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 810 (29.48%) Developer
2 399 (14.52%) Analyst
3 233 (8.48%) Administrator
4 202 (7.35%) Java Developer
5 146 (5.31%) Systems Administrator
6 144 (5.24%) UNIX Administrator
7 136 (4.95%) Applications Support
8 133 (4.84%) Support Analyst
9 128 (4.66%) Consultant
10 127 (4.62%) C++ Developer
11 124 (4.51%) Architect
12 121 (4.40%) Senior Developer
13 106 (3.86%) DBA
14 103 (3.75%) UNIX Systems Administrator
15 96 (3.49%) Support Engineer
16 75 (2.73%) Oracle DBA
17 74 (2.69%) Scala Developer
18 67 (2.44%) Project Manager
19 66 (2.40%) Tester
20 65 (2.37%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 265 (9.64%) XML
2 233 (8.48%) Web Services
3 225 (8.19%) HTML
4 164 (5.97%) Spring
5 157 (5.71%) .NET
6 146 (5.31%) J2EE
7 144 (5.24%) Middleware
8 115 (4.18%) CSS
9 112 (4.08%) Hibernate
10 75 (2.73%) JMS
11 70 (2.55%) Rendezvous
12 68 (2.47%) FIX Protocol
13 64 (2.33%) JSP
14 62 (2.26%) Ajax
14 62 (2.26%) STL
14 62 (2.26%) REST
15 56 (2.04%) jQuery
16 53 (1.93%) SOAP
17 51 (1.86%) HTML5
18 49 (1.78%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 227 (8.26%) Derivative
2 190 (6.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 142 (5.17%) Fixed Income
4 127 (4.62%) Equities
5 118 (4.29%) Open Source
6 114 (4.15%) Clustering
7 92 (3.35%) Computer Science
8 61 (2.22%) Management Information System
9 50 (1.82%) Replication
10 46 (1.67%) Mainframe
11 37 (1.35%) Credit Risk
12 36 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
12 36 (1.31%) CLARiiON
13 29 (1.06%) Hedge funds
13 29 (1.06%) Equity Derivative
14 28 (1.02%) STB
15 23 (0.84%) Interest Rate Derivative
16 22 (0.80%) Wiki
16 22 (0.80%) Mobile App
17 21 (0.76%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 1356 (49.34%) Linux
2 756 (27.51%) Windows
3 450 (16.38%) Solaris
4 288 (10.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 126 (4.59%) AIX
6 66 (2.40%) HPUX
7 43 (1.56%) SUSE
8 41 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
9 39 (1.42%) Windows Server 2008
10 38 (1.38%) CentOS
11 37 (1.35%) Mac OS X
12 34 (1.24%) VMS
13 26 (0.95%) Windows XP
14 23 (0.84%) Debian
15 22 (0.80%) Apple iOS
16 20 (0.73%) Ubuntu
17 16 (0.58%) Windows 7
17 16 (0.58%) Android
18 15 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
19 14 (0.51%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 252 (9.17%) Agile Software Development
2 250 (9.10%) ITIL
3 199 (7.24%) Continuous Integration
4 191 (6.95%) OO
5 172 (6.26%) Configuration Management
6 170 (6.19%) Project Management
7 158 (5.75%) TDD
8 156 (5.68%) Performance Tuning
9 151 (5.49%) Migration
10 139 (5.06%) Multithreading
11 136 (4.95%) Scrum
11 136 (4.95%) Change Management
12 134 (4.88%) Low Latency
13 115 (4.18%) E-Commerce
14 102 (3.71%) Disaster Recovery
15 101 (3.68%) Regression Testing
15 101 (3.68%) Business Intelligence
16 99 (3.60%) Electronic Trading
17 89 (3.24%) Workflow
17 89 (3.24%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1081 (39.34%) SQL
2 915 (33.30%) Java
3 594 (21.62%) Perl
4 366 (13.32%) Shell Script
5 329 (11.97%) Python
6 275 (10.01%) C++
7 257 (9.35%) PL/SQL
8 226 (8.22%) JavaScript
9 186 (6.77%) Ruby
10 157 (5.71%) C#
11 154 (5.60%) Bash Shell
12 109 (3.97%) C
13 107 (3.89%) Scala
14 93 (3.38%) PHP
15 55 (2.00%) Korn
16 49 (1.78%) PowerShell
17 46 (1.67%) T-SQL
18 42 (1.53%) VB
19 27 (0.98%) VBScript
20 26 (0.95%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 206 (7.50%) Degree
2 112 (4.08%) Security Cleared
3 74 (2.69%) SC Cleared
4 58 (2.11%) CISSP
5 49 (1.78%) ISEB
6 38 (1.38%) CISM
7 34 (1.24%) Cisco Certification
8 26 (0.95%) CCNP
9 25 (0.91%) DV Cleared
9 25 (0.91%) Oracle Certification
10 24 (0.87%) RHCE
10 24 (0.87%) OCP
11 23 (0.84%) ISTQB
12 19 (0.69%) PMI Certification
13 18 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 16 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
14 16 (0.58%) GIAC
15 15 (0.55%) Sun Certification
15 15 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
16 14 (0.51%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 146 (5.31%) QA
2 54 (1.97%) SLA
3 15 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 13 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 12 (0.44%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.25%) Data Quality
7 6 (0.22%) Basel III
8 5 (0.18%) EMIR
8 5 (0.18%) CRD IV
8 5 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
8 5 (0.18%) BS7799
8 5 (0.18%) COBIT
9 3 (0.11%) FINREP
9 3 (0.11%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.073%) ISO 9002
10 2 (0.073%) Basel II
10 2 (0.073%) COREP
11 1 (0.036%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.036%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 139 (5.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 127 (4.62%) Active Directory
3 93 (3.38%) Oracle RAC
4 73 (2.66%) NFS
5 59 (2.15%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 56 (2.04%) VMware ESX
7 52 (1.89%) Oracle RMAN
8 49 (1.78%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 45 (1.64%) vSphere
10 28 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
11 25 (0.91%) Veritas File System
12 21 (0.76%) Samba
13 20 (0.73%) KVM
14 19 (0.69%) Varnish
15 17 (0.62%) Sendmail
16 15 (0.55%) vCloud
17 11 (0.40%) XenServer
17 11 (0.40%) Xen
18 10 (0.36%) Cronacle
18 10 (0.36%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 176 (6.40%) Puppet
2 130 (4.73%) Opscode Chef
3 66 (2.40%) Nagios
4 55 (2.00%) Tivoli
5 53 (1.93%) Data Guard
6 50 (1.82%) HP Quality Center
7 49 (1.78%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 43 (1.56%) Control-M
9 31 (1.13%) NetBackup
10 30 (1.09%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 25 (0.91%) BladeLogic
12 19 (0.69%) Veritas Storage Foundation
13 17 (0.62%) collectd
13 17 (0.62%) BMC PATROL
14 16 (0.58%) Ganglia
15 13 (0.47%) ITRS Geneos
15 13 (0.47%) EMC NetWorker
16 10 (0.36%) Legato
16 10 (0.36%) Cobbler
17 9 (0.33%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 1031 (37.52%) Oracle
2 344 (12.52%) Red Hat
3 238 (8.66%) Sybase
4 218 (7.93%) VMware
5 209 (7.61%) Microsoft
6 204 (7.42%) HP
7 152 (5.53%) IBM
8 146 (5.31%) Veritas
9 128 (4.66%) EMC
10 122 (4.44%) Sun
11 110 (4.00%) Cisco
12 104 (3.78%) JBoss
13 90 (3.28%) TIBCO
14 83 (3.02%) Reuters
15 70 (2.55%) Citrix
16 67 (2.44%) NetApp
17 64 (2.33%) Bloomberg
18 60 (2.18%) Informatica
19 56 (2.04%) Murex
19 56 (2.04%) Cyber-Ark
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Brentford, Middlesex
Experis IT
Rate: £450 - £545 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £320 - £325 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Computer People
Rate: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Pension and Other Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Excellent market rate paid weekly
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: From £0 to £520 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £300 - £320 Per Day Ltd Co Basis
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £500 to £550 p/day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Digitek Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Advantage Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago