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 2 October 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 27 24 23
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -1
Contract jobs citing UNIX 1500 1578 1584
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 6.08% 6.35% 6.30%
As % of the Operating Systems category 26.86% 27.62% 29.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1037 1070 1063
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £311 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 13
Average hourly rate £12.00 £22.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.45% +83.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £30.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -13.04%
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
5584 5714 5281
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 22.65% 22.98% 20.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 3790 3784 3373
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 242 239 292
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 £12.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £27.85 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -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 2 October 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
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 2 October 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 +1 385 £450 -3.74% 159
Docklands, London +11 10 £450 -2.70%
Greenford - 8 - -
Croydon -14 5 £400 - 4
Canary Wharf -8 4 £550 -15.38% 1
Harrow - 2 £400 - 3
Kingston Upon Thames +1 1 £215 -44.51% 2
Hounslow -1 1 £500 +63.26% 3
Mayfair - 1 £600 -
Isleworth - - - -
Clapham - - - -
New Malden - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Uxbridge - - - - 1
West Drayton - - - -
Hayes - - - -
Bromley - - - -
UNIX
England

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 1532 (53.87%) Linux
2 985 (34.63%) Oracle
3 945 (33.23%) Java
4 941 (33.09%) SQL
5 781 (27.46%) Finance
6 696 (24.47%) Banking
7 682 (23.98%) Windows
8 477 (16.77%) Shell Script
9 471 (16.56%) Perl
10 459 (16.14%) Agile Software Development
11 431 (15.15%) Python
12 377 (13.26%) HTML
13 344 (12.10%) JavaScript
14 339 (11.92%) Investment Banking
15 335 (11.78%) C++
16 332 (11.67%) Subversion
17 327 (11.50%) Relational Database
18 306 (10.76%) Git (software)
19 302 (10.62%) XML
20 287 (10.09%) Oracle Database
21 278 (9.77%) Front Office
22 273 (9.60%) Solaris
23 270 (9.49%) Configuration Management
24 262 (9.21%) Red Hat
25 249 (8.76%) Web Services
26 240 (8.44%) VMware
26 240 (8.44%) Ruby
27 233 (8.19%) MySQL
28 232 (8.16%) Sybase
29 229 (8.05%) CSS

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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
1 174 (6.12%) Apache
2 168 (5.91%) Tomcat
3 155 (5.45%) WebLogic
4 134 (4.71%) WebSphere
5 53 (1.86%) IIS
6 49 (1.72%) Confluence
7 48 (1.69%) Node.js
8 33 (1.16%) Oracle Coherence
9 31 (1.09%) nginx
10 28 (0.98%) SharePoint
11 26 (0.91%) SAS
12 24 (0.84%) Oracle Workflow
12 24 (0.84%) MQSeries
13 23 (0.81%) MS Exchange
14 20 (0.70%) TIBCO EMS
15 19 (0.67%) WebSphere Application Server
15 19 (0.67%) Jetty
16 15 (0.53%) Drupal
17 13 (0.46%) Oracle Service Bus
18 10 (0.35%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 98 (3.45%) MS Excel
2 65 (2.29%) MS Office
3 17 (0.60%) MS Project
4 16 (0.56%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
5 10 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (0.28%) InfoPath
7 5 (0.18%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.11%) Fireworks
9 2 (0.070%) Gephi
9 2 (0.070%) SPSS
10 1 (0.035%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.035%) Maya
10 1 (0.035%) GIMP
10 1 (0.035%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 54 (1.90%) Oracle EBS
2 32 (1.13%) ION MarketView
2 32 (1.13%) RMDS
3 12 (0.42%) Oracle EBS R12
3 12 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
3 12 (0.42%) Oracle BPM
4 9 (0.32%) BusinessWorks
4 9 (0.32%) Murex MxG2000
5 8 (0.28%) Oracle Cash Management
5 8 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
6 7 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
7 6 (0.21%) Oracle General Ledger
7 6 (0.21%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
7 6 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
7 6 (0.21%) Oracle Receivables
8 4 (0.14%) SunGard Stream Ubix
8 4 (0.14%) Markit EDM
8 4 (0.14%) IntelliMatch
8 4 (0.14%) Oracle Assets
8 4 (0.14%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Cloud Services
1 130 (4.57%) Amazon AWS
2 83 (2.92%) Amazon EC2
3 23 (0.81%) Amazon S3
4 22 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
5 16 (0.56%) GitHub
6 13 (0.46%) SaaS
7 12 (0.42%) Amazon ELB
8 9 (0.32%) Joyent
9 7 (0.25%) IaaS
10 5 (0.18%) Amazon SQS
10 5 (0.18%) Microsoft Azure
11 3 (0.11%) IBM SmartCloud
11 3 (0.11%) Office 365
12 2 (0.070%) SuccessFactors
13 1 (0.035%) Route 53
13 1 (0.035%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 219 (7.70%) HTTP
2 202 (7.10%) TCP/IP
3 181 (6.36%) Firewall
4 165 (5.80%) SAN
5 154 (5.41%) DNS
6 77 (2.71%) Internet
7 74 (2.60%) LDAP
8 71 (2.50%) SSL
9 56 (1.97%) WAN
10 55 (1.93%) NAS
11 52 (1.83%) LAN
12 47 (1.65%) Multicast
13 42 (1.48%) VPN
14 36 (1.27%) SSH
15 35 (1.23%) Network Security
16 34 (1.20%) FTP
16 34 (1.20%) BGP
17 33 (1.16%) SMTP
18 24 (0.84%) OSPF
19 23 (0.81%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 327 (11.50%) Relational Database
2 287 (10.09%) Oracle Database
3 233 (8.19%) MySQL
4 190 (6.68%) SQL Server
5 128 (4.50%) MongoDB
6 121 (4.25%) Oracle Database 11g
7 113 (3.97%) Data Warehouse
8 99 (3.48%) NoSQL
9 94 (3.31%) RDBMS
10 89 (3.13%) Oracle Database 10g
11 63 (2.22%) Oracle Exadata
12 62 (2.18%) DB2
13 59 (2.07%) Big Data
14 48 (1.69%) Oracle Reports
15 41 (1.44%) Apache Cassandra
16 37 (1.30%) Neo4j
17 34 (1.20%) Hadoop
18 32 (1.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 30 (1.05%) Redis
19 30 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 332 (11.67%) Subversion
2 306 (10.76%) Git (software)
3 166 (5.84%) JIRA
4 121 (4.25%) Maven
5 111 (3.90%) Jenkins
6 90 (3.16%) JUnit
7 71 (2.50%) TeamCity
8 56 (1.97%) Ant
9 46 (1.62%) Eclipse
10 35 (1.23%) Selenium
11 26 (0.91%) Oracle Forms
12 25 (0.88%) Cucumber
13 24 (0.84%) Toad
14 23 (0.81%) Hudson
15 21 (0.74%) IntelliJ
16 19 (0.67%) jMock
17 17 (0.60%) PHPUnit
17 17 (0.60%) RSpec
18 15 (0.53%) Mockito
19 14 (0.49%) Oracle APEX
General
1 781 (27.46%) Finance
2 696 (24.47%) Banking
3 339 (11.92%) Investment Banking
4 278 (9.77%) Front Office
5 158 (5.56%) Financial Institution
6 65 (2.29%) Retail
7 44 (1.55%) Back Office
8 36 (1.27%) Telecoms
9 34 (1.20%) Games
10 28 (0.98%) Manufacturing
11 25 (0.88%) Marketing
12 22 (0.77%) Legal
12 22 (0.77%) Publishing
13 11 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
13 11 (0.39%) Advertising
14 6 (0.21%) Law
14 6 (0.21%) General Ledger
15 5 (0.18%) Retail Banking
15 5 (0.18%) International Banking
15 5 (0.18%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 988 (34.74%) Developer
2 452 (15.89%) Analyst
3 281 (9.88%) Java Developer
4 220 (7.74%) Support Analyst
5 172 (6.05%) C++ Developer
6 165 (5.80%) Administrator
7 160 (5.63%) Applications Support
8 159 (5.59%) Architect
9 128 (4.50%) DBA
10 113 (3.97%) Senior Developer
11 112 (3.94%) Consultant
12 92 (3.23%) DevOps Engineer
13 90 (3.16%) UNIX Administrator
14 86 (3.02%) Systems Administrator
15 81 (2.85%) Support Engineer
16 71 (2.50%) Applications Support Analyst
17 66 (2.32%) Oracle DBA
18 63 (2.22%) Tester
19 56 (1.97%) Linux Engineer
20 54 (1.90%) UNIX Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 377 (13.26%) HTML
2 302 (10.62%) XML
3 249 (8.76%) Web Services
4 229 (8.05%) CSS
5 196 (6.89%) Middleware
6 187 (6.58%) Spring
7 152 (5.34%) Hibernate
8 141 (4.96%) .NET
9 117 (4.11%) FIX Protocol
10 115 (4.04%) J2EE
11 95 (3.34%) REST
12 93 (3.27%) HTML5
13 91 (3.20%) JSP
14 81 (2.85%) JMS
15 79 (2.78%) jQuery
16 74 (2.60%) JSON
17 70 (2.46%) WebSphere MQ
18 67 (2.36%) LAMP
19 61 (2.14%) STL
20 58 (2.04%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 208 (7.31%) Analytical Skills
2 171 (6.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 170 (5.98%) Fixed Income
4 144 (5.06%) Equities
5 142 (4.99%) Derivative
6 118 (4.15%) Open Source
7 97 (3.41%) Computer Science
8 83 (2.92%) Hedge funds
9 78 (2.74%) Clustering
10 66 (2.32%) Management Information System
10 66 (2.32%) Visualisation
11 60 (2.11%) Replication
12 49 (1.72%) Mainframe
13 40 (1.41%) Client/Server
14 38 (1.34%) Data Structures
15 36 (1.27%) Algorithms
16 34 (1.20%) Credit Risk
16 34 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
17 33 (1.16%) User Experience
18 29 (1.02%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 1532 (53.87%) Linux
2 682 (23.98%) Windows
3 273 (9.60%) Solaris
4 204 (7.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 146 (5.13%) Mac OS X
6 94 (3.31%) AIX
7 64 (2.25%) Windows Server 2003
8 54 (1.90%) SUSE
9 44 (1.55%) Debian
9 44 (1.55%) Windows Server 2008
9 44 (1.55%) SELinux
10 36 (1.27%) CentOS
10 36 (1.27%) Oracle Linux
11 32 (1.13%) Ubuntu
12 29 (1.02%) Windows XP
13 25 (0.88%) VMS
14 22 (0.77%) HPUX
15 15 (0.53%) Windows 7
16 13 (0.46%) Android
17 12 (0.42%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 459 (16.14%) Agile Software Development
2 270 (9.49%) Configuration Management
3 225 (7.91%) OO
4 218 (7.67%) Low Latency
5 210 (7.38%) ITIL
6 199 (7.00%) Migration
7 194 (6.82%) DevOps
8 193 (6.79%) TDD
9 187 (6.58%) Multithreading
10 172 (6.05%) Continuous Integration
11 154 (5.41%) Change Management
12 149 (5.24%) Scrum
13 144 (5.06%) Web Development
14 130 (4.57%) Responsive Web Design
15 127 (4.47%) Web Design
16 125 (4.40%) Performance Tuning
17 121 (4.25%) Project Management
18 109 (3.83%) Electronic Trading
18 109 (3.83%) E-Commerce
19 106 (3.73%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 945 (33.23%) Java
2 941 (33.09%) SQL
3 477 (16.77%) Shell Script
4 471 (16.56%) Perl
5 431 (15.15%) Python
6 344 (12.10%) JavaScript
7 335 (11.78%) C++
8 240 (8.44%) Ruby
9 208 (7.31%) PL/SQL
10 178 (6.26%) Bash Shell
11 158 (5.56%) C#
12 156 (5.49%) PHP
13 128 (4.50%) C
14 97 (3.41%) Scala
15 65 (2.29%) PowerShell
16 55 (1.93%) Korn
17 31 (1.09%) T-SQL
18 26 (0.91%) Groovy
19 25 (0.88%) VB
20 24 (0.84%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 181 (6.36%) Degree
2 70 (2.46%) Security Cleared
3 60 (2.11%) Cisco Certification
4 51 (1.79%) CISSP
5 44 (1.55%) SC Cleared
6 33 (1.16%) CCNA
7 31 (1.09%) ISEB
8 27 (0.95%) DV Cleared
9 26 (0.91%) CISM
10 25 (0.88%) ISTQB
11 23 (0.81%) CCNP
12 21 (0.74%) CCSA
12 21 (0.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 20 (0.70%) JNCIA
14 19 (0.67%) CCIE
15 18 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
16 16 (0.56%) PMI Certification
17 13 (0.46%) GIAC
17 13 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
18 12 (0.42%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 137 (4.82%) QA
2 60 (2.11%) SLA
3 12 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 12 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.35%) ISO 9001
5 7 (0.25%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.21%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.14%) COBIT
8 3 (0.11%) Basel III
9 2 (0.070%) Solvency II
9 2 (0.070%) COREP
9 2 (0.070%) FINREP
10 1 (0.035%) Basel II
10 1 (0.035%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.035%) EMIR
10 1 (0.035%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.035%) HIPAA
System Software
1 175 (6.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 107 (3.76%) Oracle RAC
3 96 (3.38%) Active Directory
4 45 (1.58%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 42 (1.48%) Oracle RMAN
6 39 (1.37%) VMware ESX
7 31 (1.09%) vSphere
8 28 (0.98%) NFS
9 24 (0.84%) vCloud
10 20 (0.70%) XenApp
11 19 (0.67%) Varnish
12 17 (0.60%) RHEV
12 17 (0.60%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 17 (0.60%) Hyper-V
13 16 (0.56%) XenDesktop
14 14 (0.49%) Veritas File System
15 11 (0.39%) RACF
16 10 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
16 10 (0.35%) KVM
17 9 (0.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 220 (7.74%) Puppet
2 117 (4.11%) Opscode Chef
3 97 (3.41%) Nagios
4 83 (2.92%) Control-M
5 66 (2.32%) NetBackup
6 65 (2.29%) Tivoli
7 58 (2.04%) Data Guard
8 56 (1.97%) ITRS Geneos
9 44 (1.55%) HP Quality Center
10 30 (1.05%) BMC PATROL
11 28 (0.98%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 24 (0.84%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 24 (0.84%) Backup Exec
13 22 (0.77%) SCOM
14 21 (0.74%) ZABBIX
15 18 (0.63%) Vagrant
16 16 (0.56%) Opsview
16 16 (0.56%) OpenView
17 15 (0.53%) BladeLogic
18 14 (0.49%) SCCM
Vendors
1 985 (34.63%) Oracle
2 262 (9.21%) Red Hat
3 240 (8.44%) VMware
4 232 (8.16%) Sybase
5 204 (7.17%) Microsoft
6 171 (6.01%) IBM
7 164 (5.77%) HP
8 117 (4.11%) Cisco
9 90 (3.16%) Veritas
10 80 (2.81%) NetApp
11 77 (2.71%) TIBCO
12 69 (2.43%) Sun
13 66 (2.32%) Citrix
14 64 (2.25%) Remedy
15 63 (2.22%) EMC
16 57 (2.00%) BMC
17 51 (1.79%) JBoss
17 51 (1.79%) Reuters
18 46 (1.62%) Fidessa
18 46 (1.62%) Informatica
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £410 per day
Posted: 59 minutes ago
London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
JM
Rate: £500 - £545 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
West London
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £585 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
FT Select
Rate: From £250 to £340 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
JM
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £330.00 - £360.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Bridge Noble
Rate: £380 - £475 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Bite Consulting
Rate: From £250 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £125.00 - £145.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £480 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Coal IT Services
Rate: Unspecified £Neg
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago