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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 27 25 23
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Contract jobs citing UNIX 1457 1552 1637
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 6.12% 6.18% 6.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 26.92% 27.32% 28.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 955 1038 1054
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 £310 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 14
Average hourly rate £12.50 £16.50 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.24% -7.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £16.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.20 £17.40 £41.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-3.07% +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
5412 5681 5704
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 22.72% 22.63% 21.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 3539 3713 3428
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 246 257 356
Average hourly rate £15.00 £18.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.28 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £30.90 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -8.57%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 20 August 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 +5 361 £475 - 188
Greenford - 9 - -
Croydon - 7 £400 - 2
Docklands, London +3 6 £500 +8.10%
Brentford +1 3 £249 -
Kingston Upon Thames -1 2 £215 -44.51% 1
Canary Wharf -8 1 - - 1
Westminster - 1 £360 -
Harrow - 1 - - 2
Hayes - - - - 1
Hounslow - - - - 2
Isleworth - - - -
New Malden - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Uxbridge - - - - 2
Wembley - - - -
West Drayton - - - -
Osterley - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Ealing - - - -
UNIX
England

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 1436 (52.16%) Linux
2 1030 (37.41%) Oracle
3 982 (35.67%) SQL
4 914 (33.20%) Java
5 756 (27.46%) Finance
6 708 (25.72%) Windows
7 657 (23.86%) Banking
8 481 (17.47%) Perl
9 445 (16.16%) Shell Script
10 391 (14.20%) Python
11 359 (13.04%) HTML
12 347 (12.60%) Investment Banking
13 346 (12.57%) JavaScript
14 327 (11.88%) Relational Database
15 317 (11.51%) C++
16 313 (11.37%) Oracle Database
17 294 (10.68%) Subversion
18 290 (10.53%) XML
19 285 (10.35%) Solaris
20 267 (9.70%) Git (software)
21 263 (9.55%) Red Hat
22 257 (9.34%) Agile Software Development
23 248 (9.01%) Web Services
24 241 (8.75%) Front Office
25 239 (8.68%) PL/SQL
26 238 (8.65%) VMware
27 235 (8.54%) Sybase
28 234 (8.50%) ITIL
28 234 (8.50%) Configuration Management
29 227 (8.25%) Ruby

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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
1 169 (6.14%) Apache
2 166 (6.03%) Tomcat
3 150 (5.45%) WebLogic
4 130 (4.72%) WebSphere
5 76 (2.76%) IIS
6 73 (2.65%) Node.js
7 45 (1.63%) Confluence
8 30 (1.09%) SharePoint
9 27 (0.98%) Oracle Coherence
9 27 (0.98%) MQSeries
10 24 (0.87%) WebSphere Application Server
10 24 (0.87%) SAS
10 24 (0.87%) Oracle Workflow
11 23 (0.84%) nginx
12 22 (0.80%) MS Exchange
12 22 (0.80%) TIBCO EMS
12 22 (0.80%) Oracle Service Bus
13 13 (0.47%) CloudStack
14 11 (0.40%) Cloud Foundry
14 11 (0.40%) Liferay
Applications
1 106 (3.85%) MS Excel
2 79 (2.87%) MS Office
3 20 (0.73%) MS PowerPoint
4 19 (0.69%) MS Visio
5 14 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
6 12 (0.44%) MS Project
6 12 (0.44%) InfoPath
7 5 (0.18%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.073%) SPSS
8 2 (0.073%) Fireworks
8 2 (0.073%) Gephi
9 1 (0.036%) GIMP
9 1 (0.036%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.036%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 50 (1.82%) Oracle EBS
2 40 (1.45%) RMDS
3 33 (1.20%) ION MarketView
4 13 (0.47%) Global One
5 11 (0.40%) Oracle BPM
6 10 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
6 10 (0.36%) Temenos T24
7 9 (0.33%) Oracle Retail
8 8 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
8 8 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
9 7 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
10 6 (0.22%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
11 5 (0.18%) Oracle Cash Management
11 5 (0.18%) Summit
11 5 (0.18%) BusinessWorks
11 5 (0.18%) Murex MxG2000
11 5 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
12 4 (0.15%) Tridion
12 4 (0.15%) Kondor+
12 4 (0.15%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 112 (4.07%) Amazon AWS
2 70 (2.54%) Amazon EC2
3 23 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
4 18 (0.65%) Amazon S3
5 14 (0.51%) GitHub
6 13 (0.47%) SaaS
7 12 (0.44%) Amazon ELB
8 5 (0.18%) Microsoft Azure
8 5 (0.18%) Amazon SQS
9 3 (0.11%) IaaS
9 3 (0.11%) Joyent
9 3 (0.11%) Office 365
10 2 (0.073%) SuccessFactors
11 1 (0.036%) Route 53
11 1 (0.036%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 204 (7.41%) TCP/IP
2 187 (6.79%) SAN
3 181 (6.57%) Firewall
4 180 (6.54%) HTTP
5 135 (4.90%) DNS
6 85 (3.09%) LDAP
7 66 (2.40%) Internet
8 65 (2.36%) SSL
9 62 (2.25%) NAS
10 58 (2.11%) WAN
11 52 (1.89%) LAN
12 50 (1.82%) Multicast
13 36 (1.31%) VPN
14 34 (1.24%) Network Security
15 33 (1.20%) SSH
16 31 (1.13%) FTP
17 26 (0.94%) SMTP
18 22 (0.80%) Intranet
19 20 (0.73%) Reverse Proxy
20 19 (0.69%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 327 (11.88%) Relational Database
2 313 (11.37%) Oracle Database
3 206 (7.48%) MySQL
4 202 (7.34%) SQL Server
5 148 (5.38%) Oracle Database 11g
6 117 (4.25%) Data Warehouse
7 108 (3.92%) RDBMS
8 104 (3.78%) Oracle Database 10g
9 101 (3.67%) MongoDB
10 98 (3.56%) NoSQL
11 58 (2.11%) DB2
12 54 (1.96%) Oracle Exadata
13 52 (1.89%) Big Data
14 49 (1.78%) Oracle Reports
15 44 (1.60%) Apache Cassandra
16 38 (1.38%) Hadoop
17 29 (1.05%) Amazon RDS
17 29 (1.05%) Oracle Database 12c
17 29 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 27 (0.98%) Redis
Development Applications
1 294 (10.68%) Subversion
2 267 (9.70%) Git (software)
3 175 (6.36%) JIRA
4 119 (4.32%) Maven
5 111 (4.03%) Jenkins
6 91 (3.31%) JUnit
7 67 (2.43%) TeamCity
8 53 (1.93%) Ant
9 44 (1.60%) Eclipse
10 42 (1.53%) Oracle Forms
11 37 (1.34%) Selenium
12 32 (1.16%) Cucumber
13 31 (1.13%) Hudson
14 28 (1.02%) Toad
15 19 (0.69%) IntelliJ
16 18 (0.65%) WebDriver
16 18 (0.65%) Grunt
17 17 (0.62%) Mercurial
17 17 (0.62%) ClearCase
18 16 (0.58%) LoadRunner
General
1 756 (27.46%) Finance
2 657 (23.86%) Banking
3 347 (12.60%) Investment Banking
4 241 (8.75%) Front Office
5 146 (5.30%) Financial Institution
6 74 (2.69%) Retail
7 56 (2.03%) Back Office
8 44 (1.60%) Telecoms
9 40 (1.45%) Games
10 29 (1.05%) Publishing
11 26 (0.94%) Manufacturing
12 24 (0.87%) Legal
13 20 (0.73%) Marketing
14 17 (0.62%) Advertising
15 13 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
16 6 (0.22%) Electronics
17 5 (0.18%) Retail Banking
17 5 (0.18%) Corporate Banking
17 5 (0.18%) International Banking
17 5 (0.18%) Law
Job Titles
1 926 (33.64%) Developer
2 433 (15.73%) Analyst
3 228 (8.28%) Java Developer
4 197 (7.16%) Support Analyst
5 163 (5.92%) C++ Developer
6 152 (5.52%) Applications Support
7 150 (5.45%) Administrator
8 147 (5.34%) Architect
9 131 (4.76%) DBA
10 104 (3.78%) Consultant
11 102 (3.71%) Senior Developer
12 96 (3.49%) Support Engineer
13 92 (3.34%) Systems Administrator
14 83 (3.01%) Oracle DBA
15 80 (2.91%) Tester
16 79 (2.87%) DevOps Engineer
17 74 (2.69%) Applications Support Analyst
18 72 (2.62%) UNIX Administrator
19 65 (2.36%) Project Manager
20 52 (1.89%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 359 (13.04%) HTML
2 290 (10.53%) XML
3 248 (9.01%) Web Services
4 212 (7.70%) CSS
5 182 (6.61%) Spring
6 179 (6.50%) Middleware
7 157 (5.70%) .NET
8 141 (5.12%) J2EE
9 123 (4.47%) Hibernate
10 108 (3.92%) FIX Protocol
11 92 (3.34%) HTML5
12 83 (3.01%) jQuery
13 81 (2.94%) REST
13 81 (2.94%) JSP
14 69 (2.51%) JSON
15 68 (2.47%) JMS
16 61 (2.22%) STL
16 61 (2.22%) Ajax
17 60 (2.18%) Rendezvous
18 57 (2.07%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 169 (6.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 163 (5.92%) Fixed Income
3 146 (5.30%) Equities
4 140 (5.09%) Derivative
5 106 (3.85%) Open Source
6 99 (3.60%) Computer Science
7 82 (2.98%) Hedge funds
8 73 (2.65%) Clustering
9 63 (2.29%) Management Information System
10 60 (2.18%) Replication
11 51 (1.85%) Visualisation
12 49 (1.78%) Mainframe
13 44 (1.60%) Credit Risk
14 36 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
15 30 (1.09%) Client/Server
16 29 (1.05%) Data Integration
17 26 (0.94%) STB
18 18 (0.65%) Credit Derivative
18 18 (0.65%) Market Risk
19 17 (0.62%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 1436 (52.16%) Linux
2 708 (25.72%) Windows
3 285 (10.35%) Solaris
4 215 (7.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 119 (4.32%) Mac OS X
6 87 (3.16%) AIX
7 63 (2.29%) Windows Server 2003
8 50 (1.82%) SUSE
9 48 (1.74%) Windows Server 2008
10 38 (1.38%) Debian
10 38 (1.38%) SELinux
11 31 (1.13%) CentOS
12 30 (1.09%) Oracle Linux
13 27 (0.98%) Windows XP
14 26 (0.94%) VMS
15 25 (0.91%) Ubuntu
16 24 (0.87%) HPUX
17 21 (0.76%) Apple iOS
18 16 (0.58%) Windows 7
19 14 (0.51%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 257 (9.34%) Agile Software Development
2 234 (8.50%) ITIL
2 234 (8.50%) Configuration Management
3 196 (7.12%) OO
4 186 (6.76%) Migration
5 185 (6.72%) Low Latency
6 180 (6.54%) TDD
7 169 (6.14%) DevOps
7 169 (6.14%) Continuous Integration
8 161 (5.85%) Multithreading
9 145 (5.27%) Change Management
10 140 (5.09%) Scrum
11 125 (4.54%) Project Management
12 123 (4.47%) E-Commerce
12 123 (4.47%) Performance Tuning
13 118 (4.29%) Electronic Trading
14 116 (4.21%) Web Development
15 114 (4.14%) Responsive Web Design
16 113 (4.10%) Web Design
17 110 (4.00%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 982 (35.67%) SQL
2 914 (33.20%) Java
3 481 (17.47%) Perl
4 445 (16.16%) Shell Script
5 391 (14.20%) Python
6 346 (12.57%) JavaScript
7 317 (11.51%) C++
8 239 (8.68%) PL/SQL
9 227 (8.25%) Ruby
10 202 (7.34%) Bash Shell
11 156 (5.67%) C#
12 142 (5.16%) C
13 130 (4.72%) PHP
14 90 (3.27%) Scala
15 71 (2.58%) PowerShell
16 55 (2.00%) Korn
17 34 (1.24%) Groovy
18 30 (1.09%) Tcl
19 29 (1.05%) T-SQL
20 27 (0.98%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 195 (7.08%) Degree
2 83 (3.01%) Security Cleared
3 57 (2.07%) SC Cleared
4 51 (1.85%) CISSP
5 38 (1.38%) Cisco Certification
6 35 (1.27%) ISEB
7 28 (1.02%) CISM
8 27 (0.98%) DV Cleared
9 26 (0.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 24 (0.87%) ISTQB
11 21 (0.76%) CCNA
12 18 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
13 15 (0.54%) PMI Certification
14 14 (0.51%) CCNP
14 14 (0.51%) CCSA
14 14 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 13 (0.47%) JNCIA
16 12 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
16 12 (0.44%) GIAC
17 11 (0.40%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 127 (4.61%) QA
2 65 (2.36%) SLA
3 17 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 10 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (0.29%) Basel III
6 6 (0.22%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.15%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.15%) CRD IV
8 3 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
8 3 (0.11%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.036%) EMIR
9 1 (0.036%) COREP
9 1 (0.036%) FINREP
9 1 (0.036%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.036%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.036%) BS7799
9 1 (0.036%) Basel II
System Software
1 159 (5.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 119 (4.32%) Oracle RAC
3 115 (4.18%) Active Directory
4 53 (1.93%) Oracle RMAN
5 50 (1.82%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 41 (1.49%) vSphere
7 38 (1.38%) VMware ESX
8 25 (0.91%) NFS
9 23 (0.84%) vCloud
10 18 (0.65%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 17 (0.62%) Hyper-V
12 14 (0.51%) RHEV
13 13 (0.47%) XenApp
14 11 (0.40%) Veritas File System
15 10 (0.36%) XenDesktop
16 9 (0.33%) KVM
16 9 (0.33%) Varnish
16 9 (0.33%) Sendmail
16 9 (0.33%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
17 8 (0.29%) NDS
Systems Management
1 208 (7.56%) Puppet
2 111 (4.03%) Opscode Chef
3 84 (3.05%) Nagios
4 75 (2.72%) Control-M
5 68 (2.47%) NetBackup
6 63 (2.29%) Tivoli
7 60 (2.18%) Data Guard
8 58 (2.11%) ITRS Geneos
9 42 (1.53%) HP Quality Center
10 38 (1.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 28 (1.02%) BMC PATROL
12 24 (0.87%) SCOM
13 23 (0.84%) ZABBIX
14 21 (0.76%) Backup Exec
14 21 (0.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 20 (0.73%) BladeLogic
16 17 (0.62%) Vagrant
16 17 (0.62%) Opsview
16 17 (0.62%) YUM
17 16 (0.58%) Ansible
Vendors
1 1030 (37.41%) Oracle
2 263 (9.55%) Red Hat
3 238 (8.65%) VMware
4 235 (8.54%) Sybase
5 223 (8.10%) Microsoft
6 174 (6.32%) HP
7 153 (5.56%) IBM
8 95 (3.45%) Cisco
8 95 (3.45%) Veritas
9 84 (3.05%) NetApp
10 79 (2.87%) TIBCO
11 73 (2.65%) Sun
12 70 (2.54%) EMC
13 63 (2.29%) Citrix
13 63 (2.29%) Reuters
14 58 (2.11%) Remedy
15 55 (2.00%) JBoss
16 51 (1.85%) BMC
17 49 (1.78%) Bloomberg
18 48 (1.74%) Informatica
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £550 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
SEC Recruitment Limited
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £180 - £220 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £420 per day 12 Month Contract
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Talent International
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
NST Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Market Rate
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: market rate
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: From £250 to £350 per day for 3 months rolling
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £575 - £675 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £350 - £450 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £475 - £525 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Vertical IT
Rate: MARKET RATE + COMPETITIVE
Posted: Yesterday
London
Thebes IT
Rate: Unspecified Competitve
Posted: Yesterday