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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix
Rank 14 20 21
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +1
Contract jobs citing Unix 12 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 7.14% 1.27% 3.61%
As % of the Operating Systems category 46.15% 7.69% 20.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 7
Average daily rate £350 £298 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -29.16%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.25 £35.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-39.28% +27.27%
Unix
South East

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
26 26 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 15.48% 16.46% 17.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 11 16
Average daily rate £350 £345 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% -10.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £185 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £438 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £339 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.79% +6.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 13
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -67.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.60 £45.00 £42.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.25% -0.93%

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
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 30 April 2016, 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 25 (83.33%) C++
1 25 (83.33%) Oracle
1 25 (83.33%) Linux
2 24 (80.00%) Multithreading
3 23 (76.67%) STL
3 23 (76.67%) C
3 23 (76.67%) Perl
3 23 (76.67%) SQL
3 23 (76.67%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 12 (40.00%) Software Engineering
5 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (6.67%) Solaris
5 2 (6.67%) Java
5 2 (6.67%) MS Project
5 2 (6.67%) Programme Management
6 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (3.33%) FitNesse
6 1 (3.33%) Network Architecture
6 1 (3.33%) Cucumber
6 1 (3.33%) Network Management
6 1 (3.33%) Gerrit
6 1 (3.33%) REST
6 1 (3.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (3.33%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (3.33%) TDD
6 1 (3.33%) Retail
6 1 (3.33%) Spring
6 1 (3.33%) Maven
6 1 (3.33%) Automated Testing
6 1 (3.33%) SAP

Unix
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

Applications
1 2 (6.67%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) LAN
1 1 (3.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Cucumber
1 1 (3.33%) FitNesse
1 1 (3.33%) Gerrit
1 1 (3.33%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
1 1 (3.33%) JUnit
1 1 (3.33%) Maven
General
1 1 (3.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (83.33%) Unix Engineer
2 24 (80.00%) Developer
3 23 (76.67%) C++ Developer
3 23 (76.67%) Linux Developer
3 23 (76.67%) Linux Engineer
3 23 (76.67%) Oracle Developer
3 23 (76.67%) SQL Developer
3 23 (76.67%) Unix Developer
3 23 (76.67%) Unix Linux Engineer
4 11 (36.67%) C++ Software Developer
4 11 (36.67%) C++ Software Engineer
4 11 (36.67%) Developer/Software Engineer
4 11 (36.67%) Software Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Implementation Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Java Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Java Software Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Solaris Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.33%) Java Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Java Swing Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (76.67%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 23 (76.67%) STL
2 1 (3.33%) Hibernate
2 1 (3.33%) J2EE
2 1 (3.33%) REST
2 1 (3.33%) Spring
2 1 (3.33%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.33%) Client/Server
2 1 (3.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.33%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 25 (83.33%) Linux
2 2 (6.67%) Solaris
3 1 (3.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (80.00%) Multithreading
2 12 (40.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (6.67%) Programme Management
4 1 (3.33%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (3.33%) Automated Testing
4 1 (3.33%) Change Management
4 1 (3.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (3.33%) ITIL
4 1 (3.33%) Network Architecture
4 1 (3.33%) Network Management
4 1 (3.33%) Project Management
4 1 (3.33%) Scrum
4 1 (3.33%) SDLC
4 1 (3.33%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 25 (83.33%) C++
2 23 (76.67%) C
2 23 (76.67%) Perl
2 23 (76.67%) SQL
3 2 (6.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
Vendors
1 25 (83.33%) Oracle
2 1 (3.33%) SAP
2 1 (3.33%) Veritas