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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 29 26 23
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -3
Contract jobs citing UNIX 1378 1449 1682
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 5.86% 5.97% 6.40%
As % of the Operating Systems category 25.89% 27.33% 29.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 926 976 1055
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 £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 19
Average hourly rate £12.50 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.24% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £16.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.20 £33.06 £31.81
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +3.17%
Operating Systems Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
5322 5302 5659
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 22.63% 21.85% 21.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 3521 3450 3286
Average daily rate £390 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £204 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 231 258 366
Average hourly rate £15.00 £19.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% +2.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.14 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.25 £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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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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 +8 339 £475 - 164
Brentford +2 8 £240 -27.27% 1
Docklands, London +6 7 £500 +14.94%
Greenford - 7 - - 2
Croydon - 5 £400 - 2
Kingston Upon Thames -4 2 £215 -44.51% 1
Uxbridge -7 1 £260 -43.16% 1
Ealing - 1 £395 -
Westminster - 1 £360 -
Harrow - 1 - - 1
Hayes - 1 - -
Hounslow - - - - 1
Isleworth - - - - 2
New Malden - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Osterley - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - - 1
Chiswick - - - -
Wembley - - - -
West Drayton - - - -
UNIX
England

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 1375 (51.44%) Linux
2 1021 (38.20%) Oracle
3 982 (36.74%) SQL
4 909 (34.01%) Java
5 731 (27.35%) Finance
6 673 (25.18%) Windows
7 619 (23.16%) Banking
8 485 (18.14%) Perl
9 428 (16.01%) Shell Script
10 383 (14.33%) Python
11 346 (12.94%) JavaScript
12 338 (12.64%) HTML
13 332 (12.42%) Oracle Database
14 329 (12.31%) Investment Banking
15 322 (12.05%) Relational Database
16 308 (11.52%) Solaris
17 303 (11.34%) C++
18 294 (11.00%) XML
19 278 (10.40%) Subversion
20 259 (9.69%) PL/SQL
21 256 (9.58%) Red Hat
22 244 (9.13%) Git (software)
23 241 (9.02%) Sybase
24 239 (8.94%) Agile Software Development
25 234 (8.75%) Web Services
26 233 (8.72%) ITIL
27 230 (8.60%) Front Office
28 226 (8.45%) VMware
29 223 (8.34%) Configuration Management
30 219 (8.19%) Ruby

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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
1 161 (6.02%) Apache
1 161 (6.02%) Tomcat
2 160 (5.99%) WebLogic
3 135 (5.05%) WebSphere
4 75 (2.81%) IIS
4 75 (2.81%) Node.js
5 41 (1.53%) Confluence
6 34 (1.27%) MQSeries
7 30 (1.12%) WebSphere Application Server
8 29 (1.08%) SharePoint
9 28 (1.05%) Oracle Workflow
10 27 (1.01%) SAS
11 23 (0.86%) Oracle Service Bus
11 23 (0.86%) Oracle Coherence
12 20 (0.75%) nginx
12 20 (0.75%) MS Exchange
13 19 (0.71%) TIBCO EMS
14 16 (0.60%) CICS
15 13 (0.49%) Drupal
15 13 (0.49%) CloudStack
Applications
1 105 (3.93%) MS Excel
2 74 (2.77%) MS Office
3 31 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
4 28 (1.05%) MS Visio
5 15 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
6 12 (0.45%) InfoPath
7 11 (0.41%) MS Project
8 5 (0.19%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.075%) SPSS
9 2 (0.075%) Gephi
10 1 (0.037%) GIMP
10 1 (0.037%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.037%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.037%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 54 (2.02%) Oracle EBS
2 46 (1.72%) RMDS
3 36 (1.35%) ION MarketView
4 17 (0.64%) Oracle Payables
5 12 (0.45%) Global One
6 10 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
6 10 (0.37%) Murex MxG2000
6 10 (0.37%) Oracle BPM
7 9 (0.34%) Oracle Retail
7 9 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
7 9 (0.34%) Temenos T24
8 7 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
8 7 (0.26%) Tridion
9 6 (0.22%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
10 5 (0.19%) Summit
11 4 (0.15%) Kondor+
11 4 (0.15%) SunGard Stream Ubix
11 4 (0.15%) Oracle Cash Management
12 3 (0.11%) IntelliMatch
12 3 (0.11%) Front Arena
Cloud Services
1 98 (3.67%) Amazon AWS
2 69 (2.58%) Amazon EC2
3 26 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
4 15 (0.56%) Amazon S3
5 13 (0.49%) GitHub
6 12 (0.45%) Amazon ELB
7 11 (0.41%) SaaS
8 5 (0.19%) Amazon SQS
8 5 (0.19%) Joyent
9 4 (0.15%) IaaS
10 3 (0.11%) Office 365
10 3 (0.11%) Microsoft Azure
11 2 (0.075%) Rackspace Cloud
11 2 (0.075%) PaaS
11 2 (0.075%) SuccessFactors
12 1 (0.037%) Route 53
12 1 (0.037%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 189 (7.07%) TCP/IP
2 179 (6.70%) SAN
3 174 (6.51%) HTTP
4 167 (6.25%) Firewall
5 129 (4.83%) DNS
6 83 (3.11%) LDAP
7 67 (2.51%) SSL
7 67 (2.51%) Internet
8 60 (2.24%) NAS
9 59 (2.21%) WAN
10 51 (1.91%) LAN
11 44 (1.65%) Multicast
12 37 (1.38%) VPN
13 31 (1.16%) SSH
14 27 (1.01%) Network Security
14 27 (1.01%) FTP
15 24 (0.90%) SMTP
16 21 (0.79%) Intranet
17 20 (0.75%) HTTPS
18 16 (0.60%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 332 (12.42%) Oracle Database
2 322 (12.05%) Relational Database
3 199 (7.44%) SQL Server
4 197 (7.37%) MySQL
5 167 (6.25%) Oracle Database 11g
6 121 (4.53%) Oracle Database 10g
7 113 (4.23%) Data Warehouse
8 111 (4.15%) RDBMS
9 92 (3.44%) MongoDB
10 87 (3.25%) NoSQL
11 62 (2.32%) DB2
12 60 (2.24%) Oracle Reports
13 54 (2.02%) Big Data
14 48 (1.80%) Oracle Exadata
15 43 (1.61%) Apache Cassandra
16 39 (1.46%) Hadoop
17 32 (1.20%) Oracle Database 12c
18 29 (1.08%) Redis
18 29 (1.08%) Amazon RDS
19 24 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 278 (10.40%) Subversion
2 244 (9.13%) Git (software)
3 174 (6.51%) JIRA
4 116 (4.34%) Maven
5 111 (4.15%) Jenkins
6 90 (3.37%) JUnit
7 62 (2.32%) TeamCity
8 58 (2.17%) Ant
9 53 (1.98%) Oracle Forms
10 44 (1.65%) Selenium
11 42 (1.57%) Eclipse
12 38 (1.42%) Toad
13 31 (1.16%) Cucumber
14 30 (1.12%) Hudson
15 27 (1.01%) Oracle APEX
16 22 (0.82%) WebDriver
17 20 (0.75%) ClearCase
18 19 (0.71%) LoadRunner
18 19 (0.71%) Grunt
19 18 (0.67%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 731 (27.35%) Finance
2 619 (23.16%) Banking
3 329 (12.31%) Investment Banking
4 230 (8.60%) Front Office
5 141 (5.27%) Financial Institution
6 76 (2.84%) Retail
7 49 (1.83%) Back Office
8 43 (1.61%) Telecoms
9 40 (1.50%) Games
10 30 (1.12%) Manufacturing
11 24 (0.90%) Publishing
12 20 (0.75%) Legal
12 20 (0.75%) Marketing
13 19 (0.71%) Advertising
14 10 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
15 8 (0.30%) Electronics
16 6 (0.22%) Retail Banking
17 5 (0.19%) Law
17 5 (0.19%) International Banking
18 4 (0.15%) French Language
Job Titles
1 903 (33.78%) Developer
2 410 (15.34%) Analyst
3 210 (7.86%) Java Developer
4 182 (6.81%) Support Analyst
5 154 (5.76%) C++ Developer
6 152 (5.69%) Administrator
7 146 (5.46%) Applications Support
8 137 (5.13%) DBA
9 130 (4.86%) Architect
10 104 (3.89%) Senior Developer
11 99 (3.70%) Consultant
12 92 (3.44%) Systems Administrator
13 91 (3.40%) Oracle DBA
14 85 (3.18%) Support Engineer
15 82 (3.07%) Tester
16 76 (2.84%) DevOps Engineer
17 75 (2.81%) Applications Support Analyst
18 72 (2.69%) UNIX Administrator
19 69 (2.58%) Project Manager
20 51 (1.91%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 338 (12.64%) HTML
2 294 (11.00%) XML
3 234 (8.75%) Web Services
4 201 (7.52%) CSS
5 163 (6.10%) Spring
6 162 (6.06%) .NET
7 157 (5.87%) Middleware
8 143 (5.35%) J2EE
9 105 (3.93%) Hibernate
10 100 (3.74%) FIX Protocol
11 95 (3.55%) HTML5
12 79 (2.96%) jQuery
13 77 (2.88%) REST
14 69 (2.58%) JSON
15 66 (2.47%) JSP
16 64 (2.39%) JMS
17 63 (2.36%) STL
17 63 (2.36%) Ajax
18 57 (2.13%) SOAP
19 54 (2.02%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 163 (6.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 158 (5.91%) Fixed Income
3 148 (5.54%) Derivative
4 143 (5.35%) Equities
5 98 (3.67%) Open Source
6 96 (3.59%) Computer Science
7 82 (3.07%) Clustering
8 77 (2.88%) Hedge funds
9 64 (2.39%) Management Information System
10 61 (2.28%) Replication
11 47 (1.76%) Credit Risk
11 47 (1.76%) Visualisation
12 46 (1.72%) Mainframe
13 37 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
14 28 (1.05%) Client/Server
14 28 (1.05%) STB
15 26 (0.97%) Data Integration
16 19 (0.71%) Interest Rate Derivative
17 18 (0.67%) AS400
17 18 (0.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1375 (51.44%) Linux
2 673 (25.18%) Windows
3 308 (11.52%) Solaris
4 216 (8.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 101 (3.78%) Mac OS X
6 83 (3.11%) AIX
7 49 (1.83%) Windows Server 2003
8 43 (1.61%) SUSE
9 41 (1.53%) Debian
10 40 (1.50%) Windows Server 2008
11 36 (1.35%) SELinux
12 33 (1.23%) CentOS
13 30 (1.12%) Apple iOS
14 27 (1.01%) Ubuntu
14 27 (1.01%) HPUX
15 26 (0.97%) Oracle Linux
16 23 (0.86%) Windows XP
16 23 (0.86%) VMS
17 19 (0.71%) Android
18 16 (0.60%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 239 (8.94%) Agile Software Development
2 233 (8.72%) ITIL
3 223 (8.34%) Configuration Management
4 193 (7.22%) OO
5 184 (6.88%) Migration
6 178 (6.66%) TDD
7 170 (6.36%) Low Latency
8 167 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
9 164 (6.14%) DevOps
10 142 (5.31%) Change Management
11 139 (5.20%) Multithreading
12 138 (5.16%) Scrum
13 132 (4.94%) Performance Tuning
14 123 (4.60%) E-Commerce
15 121 (4.53%) Project Management
16 113 (4.23%) Electronic Trading
17 109 (4.08%) Web Design
17 109 (4.08%) Responsive Web Design
18 104 (3.89%) ETL
18 104 (3.89%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 982 (36.74%) SQL
2 909 (34.01%) Java
3 485 (18.14%) Perl
4 428 (16.01%) Shell Script
5 383 (14.33%) Python
6 346 (12.94%) JavaScript
7 303 (11.34%) C++
8 259 (9.69%) PL/SQL
9 219 (8.19%) Ruby
10 205 (7.67%) Bash Shell
11 164 (6.14%) C#
12 148 (5.54%) C
13 119 (4.45%) PHP
14 88 (3.29%) Scala
15 66 (2.47%) PowerShell
16 58 (2.17%) Korn
17 37 (1.38%) Groovy
18 32 (1.20%) T-SQL
18 32 (1.20%) Tcl
19 26 (0.97%) VB
Qualifications
1 207 (7.74%) Degree
2 92 (3.44%) Security Cleared
3 66 (2.47%) SC Cleared
4 37 (1.38%) CISSP
5 36 (1.35%) ISEB
6 30 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
7 25 (0.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 21 (0.79%) DV Cleared
9 20 (0.75%) ISTQB
9 20 (0.75%) CISM
10 17 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
10 17 (0.64%) CCNP
11 15 (0.56%) PMI Certification
11 15 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 12 (0.45%) CCNA
13 10 (0.37%) Oracle Certification
13 10 (0.37%) Sun Certification
13 10 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
14 9 (0.34%) RHCE
14 9 (0.34%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 129 (4.83%) QA
2 66 (2.47%) SLA
3 17 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 10 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (0.30%) Basel III
6 6 (0.22%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.15%) CRD IV
8 3 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
8 3 (0.11%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.11%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.11%) BS7799
9 1 (0.037%) Basel II
9 1 (0.037%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.037%) FINREP
9 1 (0.037%) EMIR
9 1 (0.037%) Solvency II
System Software
1 147 (5.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 127 (4.75%) Oracle RAC
3 113 (4.23%) Active Directory
4 56 (2.10%) Oracle RMAN
5 47 (1.76%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 40 (1.50%) vSphere
7 36 (1.35%) VMware ESX
8 24 (0.90%) NFS
8 24 (0.90%) vCloud
9 17 (0.64%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 14 (0.52%) RHEV
11 13 (0.49%) KVM
12 12 (0.45%) Hyper-V
13 10 (0.37%) Varnish
14 9 (0.34%) HDFS
14 9 (0.34%) Sendmail
14 9 (0.34%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 9 (0.34%) Samba
15 8 (0.30%) NDS
15 8 (0.30%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 190 (7.11%) Puppet
2 102 (3.82%) Opscode Chef
3 77 (2.88%) Nagios
4 70 (2.62%) Data Guard
5 68 (2.54%) Control-M
6 65 (2.43%) NetBackup
7 64 (2.39%) Tivoli
8 55 (2.06%) ITRS Geneos
9 41 (1.53%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 39 (1.46%) HP Quality Center
11 29 (1.08%) BMC PATROL
12 24 (0.90%) SCOM
13 22 (0.82%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 18 (0.67%) ZABBIX
14 18 (0.67%) Backup Exec
15 17 (0.64%) BladeLogic
16 16 (0.60%) Ansible
16 16 (0.60%) Opsview
17 15 (0.56%) OpenView
18 14 (0.52%) YUM
Vendors
1 1021 (38.20%) Oracle
2 256 (9.58%) Red Hat
3 241 (9.02%) Sybase
4 226 (8.45%) VMware
5 213 (7.97%) Microsoft
6 162 (6.06%) HP
6 162 (6.06%) IBM
7 100 (3.74%) Veritas
8 90 (3.37%) Cisco
9 80 (2.99%) NetApp
10 74 (2.77%) Sun
11 72 (2.69%) TIBCO
12 70 (2.62%) EMC
13 65 (2.43%) Reuters
14 62 (2.32%) Citrix
15 55 (2.06%) JBoss
15 55 (2.06%) Bloomberg
16 48 (1.80%) Remedy
16 48 (1.80%) Informatica
17 47 (1.76%) Fidessa
London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 6 hours ago
Croydon, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Rate: £325 - £365 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £450 - £600 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: MARKET RATES
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £180 - £220 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £525.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £440 - £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £350 - £450 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £499 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Proteus Europe
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Thebes IT
Rate: Unspecified Competitve
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Thebes IT
Rate: Unspecified Competitve
Posted: 2 days ago