The table below looks at the statistics for UNIX skills in IT contracts advertised for the Middlesex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited UNIX over the 3 months to 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 12 24 6
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -18
Contract jobs citing UNIX 15 3 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 7.69% 1.36% 10.89%
As % of the Operating Systems category 53.57% 10.34% 45.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 1 12
Average daily rate
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£283 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £350 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.08 £27.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+20.27% -21.42%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Middlesex region.

Operating Systems Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
28 29 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 14.36% 13.18% 23.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 14 19
Average daily rate £281 £425 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.88% +25.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £353 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £550 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 7
Average hourly rate £15.58 £26.50 £17.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.20% +48.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £26.50 £16.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.96 £37.70 £23.66
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% -11.76%

UNIX
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing UNIX across the Middlesex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

UNIX Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

UNIX
Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing UNIX across the Middlesex region.

UNIX Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

UNIX
Daily Rate Histogram in Middlesex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UNIX across the Middlesex region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

UNIX Daily Rate Histogram in Middlesex

UNIX
Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing UNIX across the Middlesex region.

UNIX Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 16 (66.67%) SQL
2 13 (54.17%) Oracle
3 9 (37.50%) C++
3 9 (37.50%) Linux
4 7 (29.17%) Shell Script
4 7 (29.17%) STL
4 7 (29.17%) RDBMS
4 7 (29.17%) JIRA
4 7 (29.17%) Relational Database
5 6 (25.00%) JavaScript
6 5 (20.83%) HTML
6 5 (20.83%) T-SQL
6 5 (20.83%) CSS
6 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
6 5 (20.83%) vSphere
7 4 (16.67%) Bash Shell
7 4 (16.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 4 (16.67%) Korn
7 4 (16.67%) Degree
7 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (16.67%) jQuery
7 4 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (16.67%) HP
7 4 (16.67%) MS Excel
7 4 (16.67%) Windows
7 4 (16.67%) AIX
7 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
7 4 (16.67%) MS Office
7 4 (16.67%) VSS/SourceSafe

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 3 (12.50%) Apache
2 1 (4.17%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 4 (16.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) DVB
2 1 (4.17%) DNS
2 1 (4.17%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (29.17%) RDBMS
1 7 (29.17%) Relational Database
2 4 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 3 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database
4 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (8.33%) SQL Navigator
Development Applications
1 7 (29.17%) JIRA
2 4 (16.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 4 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (16.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (8.33%) Git (software)
3 2 (8.33%) Toad
4 1 (4.17%) Subversion
4 1 (4.17%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (8.33%) Electronics
2 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) Analyst
2 7 (29.17%) Developer
2 7 (29.17%) Support Analyst
2 7 (29.17%) Applications Support
2 7 (29.17%) Applications Support Analyst
2 7 (29.17%) C++ Developer
3 3 (12.50%) Architect
3 3 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (12.50%) Technical Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Test Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Senior Systems Administrator
4 2 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (8.33%) Administrator
4 2 (8.33%) Software Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Test Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (29.17%) STL
2 5 (20.83%) HTML
2 5 (20.83%) CSS
3 4 (16.67%) jQuery
4 1 (4.17%) Web Services
4 1 (4.17%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) DTV
2 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.33%) Mathematics
2 2 (8.33%) Physics
2 2 (8.33%) Computer Science
2 2 (8.33%) IPTV
3 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.17%) Interactive TV
Operating Systems
1 9 (37.50%) Linux
2 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (16.67%) Windows
2 4 (16.67%) AIX
3 2 (8.33%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.67%) Migration
2 3 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (8.33%) Change Control
3 2 (8.33%) Test Strategy
3 2 (8.33%) Embedded Software Development
3 2 (8.33%) Software Testing
3 2 (8.33%) Software Engineering
4 1 (4.17%) UML
4 1 (4.17%) Project Planning
4 1 (4.17%) Unit Testing
4 1 (4.17%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 16 (66.67%) SQL
2 9 (37.50%) C++
3 7 (29.17%) Shell Script
4 6 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 5 (20.83%) T-SQL
6 4 (16.67%) Bash Shell
6 4 (16.67%) Korn
7 2 (8.33%) Python
7 2 (8.33%) Perl
7 2 (8.33%) PL/SQL
8 1 (4.17%) Ruby
8 1 (4.17%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) Degree
2 2 (8.33%) RHCE
3 1 (4.17%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) SLA
1 1 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 5 (20.83%) vSphere
2 3 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (8.33%) vCloud
3 2 (8.33%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) Ansible
2 1 (4.17%) Nagios
2 1 (4.17%) Puppet
2 1 (4.17%) Graphite
2 1 (4.17%) Opsview
2 1 (4.17%) collectd
Vendors
1 13 (54.17%) Oracle
2 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
3 4 (16.67%) HP
3 4 (16.67%) VMware
4 3 (12.50%) Dell
4 3 (12.50%) EMC
5 2 (8.33%) Red Hat
6 1 (4.17%) Perforce
6 1 (4.17%) Akamai
6 1 (4.17%) F5