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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 31 32 28
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -4
Contract jobs citing UNIX 1245 1264 1250
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 5.59% 5.58% 5.78%
As % of the Operating Systems category 25.94% 25.40% 28.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 823 907 874
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 £300 £309 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £623 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £358 £360
% change year-on-year
+8.24% -0.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 11
Average hourly rate £21.71 £41.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.69% +107.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.55 £32.30 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £136.30 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
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
4800 4977 4392
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 21.54% 21.95% 20.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 3187 3392 2866
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 237 234
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.09 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £25.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

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 26 May 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
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 26 May 2015.

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 26 May 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 -4 290 £475 - 99
Canary Wharf +7 19 £525 +82.60%
Croydon -3 10 £363 -34.09% 2
Greenford +5 9 - -
Docklands, London -3 5 £518 +3.50%
Hammersmith - 3 £524 -
Bromley -1 2 - -
Uxbridge -4 2 £195 -25.00%
Paddington - 2 £425 -
West Drayton +2 1 £563 +3.21%
Feltham -4 1 £425 +165.62%
Brentford -10 1 £600 +54.83% 1
UNIX
England

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 1322 (51.72%) Linux
2 950 (37.17%) SQL
3 918 (35.92%) Java
4 794 (31.06%) Oracle
5 724 (28.33%) Finance
6 657 (25.70%) Banking
7 605 (23.67%) Windows
8 468 (18.31%) Agile Software Development
9 464 (18.15%) Perl
10 404 (15.81%) Shell Script
11 353 (13.81%) Python
12 339 (13.26%) Investment Banking
13 311 (12.17%) Relational Database
14 306 (11.97%) Solaris
15 303 (11.85%) C++
16 295 (11.54%) Front Office
17 261 (10.21%) HTML
18 239 (9.35%) XML
18 239 (9.35%) Degree
19 230 (9.00%) ITIL
20 229 (8.96%) Oracle Database
21 227 (8.88%) PL/SQL
22 222 (8.69%) Analytical Skills
23 219 (8.57%) Red Hat
24 216 (8.45%) SQL Server
25 215 (8.41%) JavaScript
26 214 (8.37%) Sybase
27 198 (7.75%) Subversion
28 195 (7.63%) Derivative
29 191 (7.47%) Web Services

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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
1 183 (7.16%) Tomcat
2 166 (6.49%) WebSphere
3 140 (5.48%) Apache
4 124 (4.85%) WebLogic
5 94 (3.68%) JBoss
6 78 (3.05%) IIS
7 55 (2.15%) WebSphere Application Server
8 37 (1.45%) Elasticsearch
9 34 (1.33%) Node.js
10 31 (1.21%) SAS
11 28 (1.10%) nginx
12 26 (1.02%) Confluence
12 26 (1.02%) IBM HTTP Server
13 21 (0.82%) MQSeries
14 19 (0.74%) SharePoint
14 19 (0.74%) Apache Solr
15 18 (0.70%) Apache Pig
15 18 (0.70%) MS Exchange
16 16 (0.63%) Oracle Coherence
16 16 (0.63%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 86 (3.36%) MS Excel
2 50 (1.96%) MS Office
3 29 (1.13%) MS Visio
4 23 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (0.43%) MS Project
6 4 (0.16%) InfoPath
6 4 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.12%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.078%) Maya
8 2 (0.078%) HipChat
9 1 (0.039%) PaintShop Pro
9 1 (0.039%) Weka
9 1 (0.039%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 25 (0.98%) Summit
2 22 (0.86%) Oracle EBS
3 19 (0.74%) ION MarketView
4 18 (0.70%) RMDS
5 13 (0.51%) Global One
6 12 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
6 12 (0.47%) Oracle EBS R12
7 9 (0.35%) Oracle 11i
8 8 (0.31%) Markit EDM
9 7 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
9 7 (0.27%) Oracle General Ledger
10 6 (0.23%) Murex MxG2000
10 6 (0.23%) BusinessWorks
10 6 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
10 6 (0.23%) Oracle Retail
11 5 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
11 5 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
11 5 (0.20%) Unica
11 5 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
12 4 (0.16%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 85 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (1.21%) PaaS
3 22 (0.86%) Amazon EC2
4 18 (0.70%) SaaS
5 16 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
6 12 (0.47%) Amazon S3
7 9 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
8 7 (0.27%) Microsoft Azure
9 6 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 5 (0.20%) GitHub
10 5 (0.20%) IaaS
11 4 (0.16%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 3 (0.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 2 (0.078%) SuccessFactors
13 2 (0.078%) Heroku
13 2 (0.078%) Office 365
14 1 (0.039%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 1 (0.039%) Google Cloud Platform
14 1 (0.039%) AWS OpsWorks
14 1 (0.039%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 177 (6.92%) TCP/IP
2 152 (5.95%) Firewall
3 139 (5.44%) SAN
4 116 (4.54%) HTTP
5 95 (3.72%) Internet
6 93 (3.64%) DNS
7 74 (2.90%) LDAP
8 69 (2.70%) SSL
9 53 (2.07%) LAN
10 52 (2.03%) NAS
11 51 (2.00%) WAN
12 35 (1.37%) DHCP
13 33 (1.29%) VPN
14 28 (1.10%) Multicast
15 24 (0.94%) BIG-IP
16 23 (0.90%) Network Security
17 22 (0.86%) FTP
17 22 (0.86%) Kerberos
17 22 (0.86%) Fibre Channel
18 21 (0.82%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 311 (12.17%) Relational Database
2 229 (8.96%) Oracle Database
3 216 (8.45%) SQL Server
4 143 (5.59%) RDBMS
5 142 (5.56%) MySQL
6 109 (4.26%) Data Warehouse
7 88 (3.44%) Oracle Database 11g
8 86 (3.36%) DB2
9 80 (3.13%) MongoDB
10 58 (2.27%) Hadoop
11 52 (2.03%) Big Data
12 51 (2.00%) Oracle Reports
13 49 (1.92%) NoSQL
14 46 (1.80%) OLTP
15 37 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
16 35 (1.37%) KDB
17 34 (1.33%) Oracle Database 10g
18 23 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 23 (0.90%) Apache Hive
18 23 (0.90%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 198 (7.75%) Subversion
2 159 (6.22%) Git (software)
3 146 (5.71%) JIRA
4 141 (5.52%) Maven
5 103 (4.03%) Jenkins
6 79 (3.09%) Ant
7 67 (2.62%) JUnit
8 57 (2.23%) Eclipse
9 54 (2.11%) TeamCity
10 46 (1.80%) Cucumber
11 29 (1.13%) Selenium
11 29 (1.13%) Toad
12 28 (1.10%) ClearCase
13 25 (0.98%) Oracle Forms
13 25 (0.98%) Mockito
14 22 (0.86%) RSpec
15 21 (0.82%) Introscope
16 20 (0.78%) Artifactory
17 16 (0.63%) Hudson
18 15 (0.59%) JMeter
General
1 724 (28.33%) Finance
2 657 (25.70%) Banking
3 339 (13.26%) Investment Banking
4 295 (11.54%) Front Office
5 74 (2.90%) Financial Institution
6 65 (2.54%) Retail
7 55 (2.15%) Telecoms
8 48 (1.88%) Back Office
9 28 (1.10%) Marketing
10 24 (0.94%) Legal
11 22 (0.86%) Games
12 15 (0.59%) Billing
13 14 (0.55%) Advertising
14 12 (0.47%) Publishing
15 8 (0.31%) Manufacturing
15 8 (0.31%) Retail Banking
15 8 (0.31%) Spanish Language
16 7 (0.27%) French Language
17 4 (0.16%) General Ledger
18 3 (0.12%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 822 (32.16%) Developer
2 423 (16.55%) Analyst
3 254 (9.94%) Java Developer
4 173 (6.77%) Support Analyst
5 158 (6.18%) Applications Support
6 144 (5.63%) C++ Developer
7 139 (5.44%) Administrator
8 129 (5.05%) Architect
8 129 (5.05%) Consultant
9 90 (3.52%) Senior Developer
10 83 (3.25%) DevOps Engineer
11 68 (2.66%) Applications Support Analyst
12 67 (2.62%) Systems Administrator
13 58 (2.27%) Test Analyst
14 57 (2.23%) Linux Engineer
15 55 (2.15%) Technical Analyst
16 54 (2.11%) Programmer
17 53 (2.07%) UNIX Administrator
18 52 (2.03%) Project Manager
19 51 (2.00%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 261 (10.21%) HTML
2 239 (9.35%) XML
3 191 (7.47%) Web Services
4 172 (6.73%) .NET
5 162 (6.34%) Middleware
6 160 (6.26%) FIX Protocol
6 160 (6.26%) J2EE
7 120 (4.69%) Spring
8 118 (4.62%) CSS
9 88 (3.44%) JSP
10 71 (2.78%) STL
11 69 (2.70%) REST
12 64 (2.50%) Hibernate
13 62 (2.43%) Java EE
13 62 (2.43%) RESTful
14 55 (2.15%) HTML5
14 55 (2.15%) Servlets
14 55 (2.15%) WebSphere MQ
15 50 (1.96%) jQuery
16 45 (1.76%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 222 (8.69%) Analytical Skills
2 195 (7.63%) Derivative
3 174 (6.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 153 (5.99%) Computer Science
5 142 (5.56%) Equities
6 134 (5.24%) Fixed Income
7 89 (3.48%) Data Centre
8 51 (2.00%) Management Information System
9 49 (1.92%) Clustering
10 47 (1.84%) Equity Derivative
11 41 (1.60%) Mathematics
12 37 (1.45%) Visualisation
13 36 (1.41%) Client/Server
14 31 (1.21%) Mainframe
15 29 (1.13%) Data Structures
16 28 (1.10%) Algorithms
17 25 (0.98%) N-Tier
18 24 (0.94%) Credit Risk
19 23 (0.90%) Replication
20 21 (0.82%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 1322 (51.72%) Linux
2 605 (23.67%) Windows
3 306 (11.97%) Solaris
4 171 (6.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 120 (4.69%) AIX
6 81 (3.17%) Mac OS X
7 48 (1.88%) Windows Server 2003
8 43 (1.68%) Windows Server 2008
9 32 (1.25%) SUSE
10 29 (1.13%) Windows 7
11 28 (1.10%) Ubuntu
12 26 (1.02%) HPUX
13 23 (0.90%) Oracle Linux
13 23 (0.90%) CentOS
14 18 (0.70%) Android
15 17 (0.67%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 13 (0.51%) Apple iOS
16 13 (0.51%) Windows NT
17 11 (0.43%) Windows XP
17 11 (0.43%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 468 (18.31%) Agile Software Development
2 230 (9.00%) ITIL
3 191 (7.47%) SDLC
4 185 (7.24%) TDD
5 184 (7.20%) Multithreading
6 182 (7.12%) Continuous Integration
7 177 (6.92%) Configuration Management
8 175 (6.85%) DevOps
9 157 (6.14%) Project Management
10 150 (5.87%) Migration
11 147 (5.75%) OO
12 134 (5.24%) Low Latency
13 125 (4.89%) Scrum
14 117 (4.58%) ETL
15 112 (4.38%) Change Management
16 111 (4.34%) Open Source
17 109 (4.26%) Electronic Trading
18 97 (3.79%) Web Development
18 97 (3.79%) E-Commerce
19 94 (3.68%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 950 (37.17%) SQL
2 918 (35.92%) Java
3 464 (18.15%) Perl
4 404 (15.81%) Shell Script
5 353 (13.81%) Python
6 303 (11.85%) C++
7 227 (8.88%) PL/SQL
8 215 (8.41%) JavaScript
9 158 (6.18%) Ruby
10 154 (6.03%) C#
11 104 (4.07%) Bash Shell
12 99 (3.87%) C
13 89 (3.48%) PHP
14 81 (3.17%) Korn
15 66 (2.58%) Scala
16 60 (2.35%) PowerShell
17 41 (1.60%) VBScript
17 41 (1.60%) VB
18 24 (0.94%) T-SQL
19 21 (0.82%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 239 (9.35%) Degree
2 136 (5.32%) Security Cleared
3 74 (2.90%) SC Cleared
4 53 (2.07%) Cisco Certification
5 46 (1.80%) DV Cleared
6 36 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
7 34 (1.33%) ISEB
8 30 (1.17%) Microsoft Certification
9 27 (1.06%) ISTQB
9 27 (1.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 24 (0.94%) CISSP
11 19 (0.74%) CCNA
12 16 (0.63%) Sun Certification
13 15 (0.59%) Oracle Certification
14 13 (0.51%) MCSE
15 12 (0.47%) OCPJP
15 12 (0.47%) MCITP
16 11 (0.43%) PMP
16 11 (0.43%) PMI Certification
17 10 (0.39%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 117 (4.58%) QA
2 24 (0.94%) SLA
3 15 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 12 (0.47%) Data Quality
5 8 (0.31%) PCI DSS
5 8 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (0.27%) FATCA
6 7 (0.27%) EMIR
7 6 (0.23%) COREP
7 6 (0.23%) HL7
7 6 (0.23%) DICOM
8 5 (0.20%) FINREP
9 4 (0.16%) Solvency II
9 4 (0.16%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.078%) COBIT
10 2 (0.078%) PMBOK
11 1 (0.039%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.039%) GxP
System Software
1 96 (3.76%) Active Directory
2 72 (2.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (1.53%) Oracle RAC
4 38 (1.49%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 26 (1.02%) NFS
6 24 (0.94%) vSphere
7 20 (0.78%) HDFS
8 17 (0.67%) VMware ESX
9 16 (0.63%) Apache Flume
10 15 (0.59%) Docker
11 14 (0.55%) Varnish
12 13 (0.51%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 10 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
13 10 (0.39%) Xen
13 10 (0.39%) KVM
14 9 (0.35%) Sendmail
14 9 (0.35%) XenApp
15 8 (0.31%) Hyper-V
15 8 (0.31%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 7 (0.27%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 162 (6.34%) Puppet
2 72 (2.82%) Opscode Chef
3 53 (2.07%) HP Quality Center
4 50 (1.96%) Control-M
5 45 (1.76%) Nagios
6 44 (1.72%) Tivoli
7 34 (1.33%) ITRS Geneos
8 32 (1.25%) BladeLogic
9 30 (1.17%) Ansible
10 28 (1.10%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 25 (0.98%) NetBackup
12 24 (0.94%) Oracle RMAN
13 21 (0.82%) CA Single Sign-On
14 20 (0.78%) Data Guard
15 19 (0.74%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
16 18 (0.70%) Salt
17 14 (0.55%) ZABBIX
18 13 (0.51%) Graphite
18 13 (0.51%) Red Hat Satellite
19 12 (0.47%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 794 (31.06%) Oracle
2 219 (8.57%) Red Hat
3 214 (8.37%) Sybase
4 180 (7.04%) IBM
5 142 (5.56%) VMware
6 138 (5.40%) Microsoft
7 134 (5.24%) HP
8 128 (5.01%) Cisco
9 88 (3.44%) TIBCO
10 80 (3.13%) NetApp
11 71 (2.78%) Informatica
12 62 (2.43%) Citrix
13 60 (2.35%) Sun
14 56 (2.19%) Veritas
15 54 (2.11%) EMC
16 52 (2.03%) Business Objects
16 52 (2.03%) F5
17 42 (1.64%) Reuters
17 42 (1.64%) Remedy
18 35 (1.37%) Bloomberg
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Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 43 minutes ago
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Randstad Strategic Accounts
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 53 minutes ago
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Rate: £650 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
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Rate: £600 - £700 per day
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ComputAppoint
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
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Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
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Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £550 - £650 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
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TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
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DCL Search & Selection
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
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Mercator IT Solutions
Salary: £Good market rates with longer term salary + share options
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
PAW Associates
Rate: Unspecified £ Market Day Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
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Rate: £380 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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TEKsystems
Rate: £475 - £525 per day
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Cititec
Rate: £450 - 550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
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Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day
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