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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 29 31 31
Rank change year-on-year
+2 0
Contract jobs citing UNIX 1291 1333 1129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 5.80% 5.72% 5.32%
As % of the Operating Systems category 26.44% 27.74% 25.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 841 954 762
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 £325 £300 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £340
% change year-on-year
- +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 12
Average hourly rate £14.00 £41.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-66.26% +245.83%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £26.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+32.07% -13.11%
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
4882 4805 4362
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 21.95% 20.61% 20.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 3293 3195 2800
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £190 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £310
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 232 231
Average hourly rate £17.87 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.08% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 1 April 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
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 1 April 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 +3 295 £500 +5.26% 129
Canary Wharf -1 9 £515 +14.44%
Brentford -3 8 £355 -23.24%
Docklands, London 0 7 £340 -38.18%
Croydon -10 4 £425 -15.00% 1
Uxbridge -5 3 £273 -7.62%
Bromley +6 1 - - 1
Westminster +1 1 £550 +29.41%
Hounslow -4 1 £340 +15.25%
Kingston Upon Thames -4 1 £450 +50.00% 1
Hammersmith - 1 £625 -
Chiswick - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Isleworth - - - -
Edgware - - - -
Harrow - - - - 2
UNIX
England

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 1341 (50.45%) Linux
2 1004 (37.77%) Java
3 985 (37.06%) SQL
4 826 (31.08%) Oracle
5 701 (26.37%) Finance
6 682 (25.66%) Banking
7 628 (23.63%) Windows
8 487 (18.32%) Agile Software Development
9 484 (18.21%) Perl
10 450 (16.93%) Shell Script
11 343 (12.90%) Investment Banking
12 328 (12.34%) Python
13 326 (12.26%) Front Office
14 307 (11.55%) C++
15 299 (11.25%) HTML
16 283 (10.65%) Relational Database
17 281 (10.57%) Solaris
18 252 (9.48%) ITIL
19 244 (9.18%) PL/SQL
20 239 (8.99%) XML
21 232 (8.73%) Subversion
22 231 (8.69%) Sybase
23 220 (8.28%) Analytical Skills
24 219 (8.24%) Red Hat
25 217 (8.16%) Degree
26 216 (8.13%) Oracle Database
27 206 (7.75%) Configuration Management
28 205 (7.71%) JavaScript
28 205 (7.71%) Web Services
28 205 (7.71%) Derivative

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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
1 200 (7.52%) Tomcat
2 165 (6.21%) Apache
3 156 (5.87%) WebSphere
4 143 (5.38%) WebLogic
5 100 (3.76%) JBoss
6 76 (2.86%) IIS
7 47 (1.77%) WebSphere Application Server
8 46 (1.73%) TIBCO EMS
9 44 (1.66%) Elasticsearch
10 41 (1.54%) nginx
11 39 (1.47%) Node.js
12 32 (1.20%) SAS
13 30 (1.13%) SharePoint
13 30 (1.13%) Confluence
14 26 (0.98%) MQSeries
15 25 (0.94%) Apache Spark
16 23 (0.87%) Apache Solr
17 22 (0.83%) MS Exchange
17 22 (0.83%) Apache Pig
18 21 (0.79%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 81 (3.05%) MS Excel
2 51 (1.92%) MS Office
3 29 (1.09%) MS Visio
4 22 (0.83%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (0.38%) MS Project
6 4 (0.15%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.038%) Weka
7 1 (0.038%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.038%) SPSS
7 1 (0.038%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.038%) Maya
7 1 (0.038%) DOC1
Business Applications
1 27 (1.02%) Oracle EBS
2 23 (0.87%) RMDS
3 21 (0.79%) ION MarketView
4 19 (0.71%) Summit
5 17 (0.64%) Markit EDM
6 13 (0.49%) thinkFolio
7 12 (0.45%) BusinessWorks
8 10 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
8 10 (0.38%) Oracle EBS R12
9 8 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
9 8 (0.30%) Murex MxG2000
9 8 (0.30%) Oracle 11i
10 5 (0.19%) TIBCO iProcess
10 5 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
10 5 (0.19%) FLEXCUBE
11 4 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
11 4 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
11 4 (0.15%) Oracle General Ledger
12 3 (0.11%) Algo Collateral
12 3 (0.11%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 64 (2.41%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (1.35%) Amazon EC2
3 31 (1.17%) PaaS
4 20 (0.75%) SaaS
5 18 (0.68%) Amazon S3
6 9 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
7 8 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
7 8 (0.30%) GitHub
8 6 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 6 (0.23%) Microsoft Azure
9 4 (0.15%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 3 (0.11%) Joyent
10 3 (0.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 3 (0.11%) IaaS
11 2 (0.075%) SuccessFactors
11 2 (0.075%) Amazon SQS
12 1 (0.038%) Office 365
12 1 (0.038%) Google App Engine
12 1 (0.038%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.038%) ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 180 (6.77%) TCP/IP
2 151 (5.68%) Firewall
3 136 (5.12%) SAN
4 128 (4.82%) HTTP
5 115 (4.33%) DNS
6 93 (3.50%) Internet
7 61 (2.29%) LDAP
8 51 (1.92%) NAS
9 49 (1.84%) LAN
10 46 (1.73%) SSL
11 45 (1.69%) WAN
12 38 (1.43%) DHCP
12 38 (1.43%) VPN
13 28 (1.05%) Network Security
14 24 (0.90%) SNMP
14 24 (0.90%) BGP
15 22 (0.83%) Fibre Channel
16 21 (0.79%) OSPF
17 20 (0.75%) Multicast
18 16 (0.60%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 283 (10.65%) Relational Database
2 216 (8.13%) Oracle Database
3 203 (7.64%) SQL Server
4 176 (6.62%) MySQL
5 128 (4.82%) MongoDB
6 127 (4.78%) RDBMS
7 111 (4.18%) Data Warehouse
8 94 (3.54%) Oracle Database 11g
9 88 (3.31%) DB2
10 87 (3.27%) Hadoop
11 75 (2.82%) Oracle Reports
12 65 (2.45%) NoSQL
13 64 (2.41%) Big Data
14 53 (1.99%) OLTP
15 36 (1.35%) Neo4j
16 34 (1.28%) KDB
17 30 (1.13%) Oracle Database 10g
18 26 (0.98%) Apache Hive
19 25 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
20 24 (0.90%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 232 (8.73%) Subversion
2 205 (7.71%) Git (software)
3 168 (6.32%) Maven
4 122 (4.59%) JIRA
5 109 (4.10%) Jenkins
6 94 (3.54%) Ant
7 77 (2.90%) JUnit
8 58 (2.18%) TeamCity
9 56 (2.11%) Cucumber
10 53 (1.99%) Eclipse
11 38 (1.43%) Mockito
12 36 (1.35%) Selenium
13 32 (1.20%) Toad
14 31 (1.17%) JMeter
15 22 (0.83%) Oracle Forms
16 21 (0.79%) RSpec
16 21 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
17 20 (0.75%) CruiseControl
17 20 (0.75%) ClearCase
18 17 (0.64%) Hudson
General
1 701 (26.37%) Finance
2 682 (25.66%) Banking
3 343 (12.90%) Investment Banking
4 326 (12.26%) Front Office
5 81 (3.05%) Financial Institution
6 52 (1.96%) Back Office
7 51 (1.92%) Telecoms
7 51 (1.92%) Retail
8 38 (1.43%) Games
9 32 (1.20%) Marketing
10 23 (0.87%) Legal
11 18 (0.68%) Advertising
12 11 (0.41%) Manufacturing
13 9 (0.34%) French Language
14 6 (0.23%) Billing
15 5 (0.19%) Publishing
15 5 (0.19%) Spanish Language
16 4 (0.15%) Retail Banking
16 4 (0.15%) Corporate Banking
17 3 (0.11%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 890 (33.48%) Developer
2 456 (17.16%) Analyst
3 314 (11.81%) Java Developer
4 196 (7.37%) Support Analyst
5 173 (6.51%) Applications Support
6 145 (5.46%) C++ Developer
7 144 (5.42%) Consultant
8 119 (4.48%) Administrator
9 107 (4.03%) Architect
10 100 (3.76%) Senior Developer
11 98 (3.69%) DevOps Engineer
12 73 (2.75%) Linux Engineer
13 72 (2.71%) Applications Support Analyst
14 69 (2.60%) Support Engineer
15 58 (2.18%) Technical Analyst
16 57 (2.14%) Programmer
17 54 (2.03%) Test Analyst
18 53 (1.99%) Systems Administrator
19 48 (1.81%) Oracle Developer
20 47 (1.77%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 299 (11.25%) HTML
2 239 (8.99%) XML
3 205 (7.71%) Web Services
4 177 (6.66%) .NET
5 173 (6.51%) Middleware
6 164 (6.17%) FIX Protocol
7 163 (6.13%) J2EE
8 132 (4.97%) CSS
9 127 (4.78%) Spring
10 118 (4.44%) JSP
11 97 (3.65%) REST
12 90 (3.39%) Hibernate
13 78 (2.93%) jQuery
13 78 (2.93%) STL
14 76 (2.86%) RESTful
15 73 (2.75%) Java EE
16 55 (2.07%) Servlets
17 52 (1.96%) Ruby on Rails
18 50 (1.88%) HTML5
19 48 (1.81%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 220 (8.28%) Analytical Skills
2 205 (7.71%) Derivative
3 183 (6.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 153 (5.76%) Fixed Income
5 141 (5.30%) Equities
6 135 (5.08%) Computer Science
7 101 (3.80%) Open Source
8 52 (1.96%) Clustering
8 52 (1.96%) Management Information System
9 44 (1.66%) Mathematics
9 44 (1.66%) Data Structures
10 41 (1.54%) Client/Server
11 35 (1.32%) Equity Derivative
12 32 (1.20%) Algorithms
13 29 (1.09%) Data Integration
14 28 (1.05%) Mainframe
15 27 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
16 26 (0.98%) Visualisation
17 23 (0.87%) Oracle Exalogic
18 22 (0.83%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 1341 (50.45%) Linux
2 628 (23.63%) Windows
3 281 (10.57%) Solaris
4 177 (6.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 121 (4.55%) AIX
6 100 (3.76%) Mac OS X
7 54 (2.03%) SUSE
7 54 (2.03%) Windows Server 2008
8 48 (1.81%) Windows Server 2003
9 39 (1.47%) Ubuntu
10 34 (1.28%) HPUX
11 32 (1.20%) Windows 7
12 26 (0.98%) CentOS
13 21 (0.79%) Oracle Linux
14 19 (0.71%) Debian
15 17 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
16 16 (0.60%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 16 (0.60%) Android
17 14 (0.53%) Apple iOS
18 13 (0.49%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 487 (18.32%) Agile Software Development
2 252 (9.48%) ITIL
3 206 (7.75%) Configuration Management
4 198 (7.45%) TDD
5 193 (7.26%) DevOps
6 173 (6.51%) Multithreading
7 164 (6.17%) OO
7 164 (6.17%) Migration
8 158 (5.94%) Project Management
9 157 (5.91%) Continuous Integration
10 151 (5.68%) Low Latency
11 149 (5.61%) Scrum
12 126 (4.74%) Change Management
13 115 (4.33%) ETL
14 106 (3.99%) E-Commerce
15 104 (3.91%) Data Modelling
16 97 (3.65%) Electronic Trading
17 96 (3.61%) Web Development
18 92 (3.46%) Service Management
19 90 (3.39%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 1004 (37.77%) Java
2 985 (37.06%) SQL
3 484 (18.21%) Perl
4 450 (16.93%) Shell Script
5 328 (12.34%) Python
6 307 (11.55%) C++
7 244 (9.18%) PL/SQL
8 205 (7.71%) JavaScript
9 178 (6.70%) Ruby
10 152 (5.72%) C#
11 122 (4.59%) Bash Shell
12 77 (2.90%) C
13 75 (2.82%) PHP
14 73 (2.75%) Korn
15 57 (2.14%) Scala
16 44 (1.66%) T-SQL
17 37 (1.39%) VB
18 34 (1.28%) PowerShell
19 30 (1.13%) VBScript
19 30 (1.13%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 217 (8.16%) Degree
2 156 (5.87%) Security Cleared
3 90 (3.39%) SC Cleared
4 68 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
5 54 (2.03%) DV Cleared
6 37 (1.39%) ISEB
7 36 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
8 33 (1.24%) ISTQB
9 31 (1.17%) CCNA
9 31 (1.17%) CISSP
10 30 (1.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 22 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
12 18 (0.68%) CCNP
13 17 (0.64%) Sun Certification
14 13 (0.49%) CISM
15 12 (0.45%) PMP
15 12 (0.45%) PMI Certification
15 12 (0.45%) Oracle Certification
16 11 (0.41%) NCDA
16 11 (0.41%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 113 (4.25%) QA
2 24 (0.90%) SLA
3 13 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 10 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (0.34%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.26%) Data Quality
7 6 (0.23%) COREP
7 6 (0.23%) HL7
7 6 (0.23%) DICOM
8 5 (0.19%) FINREP
9 3 (0.11%) FATCA
9 3 (0.11%) EMIR
9 3 (0.11%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.075%) PMBOK
11 1 (0.038%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.038%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.038%) COBIT
System Software
1 108 (4.06%) Active Directory
2 87 (3.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (1.62%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 35 (1.32%) vSphere
5 31 (1.17%) Oracle RAC
6 23 (0.87%) HDFS
7 21 (0.79%) Varnish
7 21 (0.79%) Apache Flume
8 20 (0.75%) NFS
8 20 (0.75%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 19 (0.71%) KVM
10 18 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
11 17 (0.64%) VMware ESX
12 14 (0.53%) Docker
13 13 (0.49%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 12 (0.45%) Xen
14 12 (0.45%) Hyper-V
15 9 (0.34%) Sendmail
16 7 (0.26%) XenApp
16 7 (0.26%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 195 (7.34%) Puppet
2 99 (3.72%) Opscode Chef
3 69 (2.60%) Nagios
4 62 (2.33%) Control-M
5 41 (1.54%) HP Quality Center
6 39 (1.47%) ITRS Geneos
7 34 (1.28%) Tivoli
7 34 (1.28%) Ansible
8 28 (1.05%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 27 (1.02%) NetBackup
10 21 (0.79%) Oracle RMAN
11 20 (0.75%) Salt
11 20 (0.75%) Graphite
12 18 (0.68%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 15 (0.56%) BladeLogic
14 14 (0.53%) CA Single Sign-On
14 14 (0.53%) Data Guard
15 13 (0.49%) SELinux
15 13 (0.49%) collectd
15 13 (0.49%) Opsview
Vendors
1 826 (31.08%) Oracle
2 231 (8.69%) Sybase
3 219 (8.24%) Red Hat
4 175 (6.58%) VMware
5 166 (6.25%) IBM
6 142 (5.34%) HP
7 137 (5.15%) Microsoft
8 134 (5.04%) Cisco
9 102 (3.84%) TIBCO
10 78 (2.93%) NetApp
11 70 (2.63%) Informatica
12 59 (2.22%) EMC
13 58 (2.18%) F5
13 58 (2.18%) Sun
14 56 (2.11%) Business Objects
15 55 (2.07%) Veritas
16 49 (1.84%) Bloomberg
17 48 (1.81%) Reuters
18 44 (1.66%) Murex
19 42 (1.58%) Citrix
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £125 - £145 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £550 to £675 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Rate: £400 - £420 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Bridge Noble
Rate: £380 - £475 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Bridge Noble
Rate: £380 - £475 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £550 - £650 per day + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £650 - £800 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £575 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
North London
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £750 to £800 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Vertical IT
Rate: MARKET RATE + COMPETITIVE
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago