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 28 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 13 20 20
Rank change year-on-year
+7 0
Contract jobs citing UNIX 9 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 5.08% 4.50% 2.44%
As % of the Operating Systems category 26.47% 22.73% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 3
Average daily rate
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£350 £420 £570
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -26.31%
UK excluding London average daily rate £384 £355 £363
% change year-on-year
+8.09% -2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +1.69%
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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
34 44 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 19.21% 19.82% 17.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 19 14
Average daily rate £345 £369 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.44% -13.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £550 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 8
Average hourly rate £14.00 £42.50 £31.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-67.05% +33.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £19.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.80 £38.75
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 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 28 May 2015, 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 9 (69.23%) Oracle
2 6 (46.15%) SQL
2 6 (46.15%) Linux
3 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
3 4 (30.77%) STL
3 4 (30.77%) Windows
3 4 (30.77%) C++
3 4 (30.77%) Shell Script
4 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
4 3 (23.08%) SAP
4 3 (23.08%) Apache
4 3 (23.08%) Perl
5 2 (15.38%) Data Centre
5 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
5 2 (15.38%) Multithreading
5 2 (15.38%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 2 (15.38%) Waterfall
5 2 (15.38%) SMTP
5 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
5 2 (15.38%) RDBMS
5 2 (15.38%) CISSP
5 2 (15.38%) C
5 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (15.38%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (15.38%) Information Security
5 2 (15.38%) CISM
5 2 (15.38%) Axway
5 2 (15.38%) Tumbleweed
5 2 (15.38%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (7.69%) NAS

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 (23.08%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Office
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (7.69%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) SMTP
1 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.69%) NAS
2 1 (7.69%) Telnet
2 1 (7.69%) SSH
2 1 (7.69%) SAN
2 1 (7.69%) SNMP
2 1 (7.69%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
2 2 (15.38%) RDBMS
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (7.69%) JIRA
1 1 (7.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Developer
1 4 (30.77%) C++ Developer
2 2 (15.38%) Security Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Storage Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) SAN Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Applications Support Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (7.69%) UNIX Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Deployment Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Support Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Applications Support
3 1 (7.69%) SAN Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) STL
2 2 (15.38%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 1 (7.69%) jQuery
3 1 (7.69%) HTML
3 1 (7.69%) CSS
3 1 (7.69%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (46.15%) Linux
2 4 (30.77%) Windows
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (7.69%) AIX
3 1 (7.69%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (15.38%) Multithreading
1 2 (15.38%) Waterfall
1 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (15.38%) Risk Assessment
1 2 (15.38%) Information Security
2 1 (7.69%) Resource Management
2 1 (7.69%) Problem Management
2 1 (7.69%) Web Development
2 1 (7.69%) Migration
2 1 (7.69%) Project Management
2 1 (7.69%) ITIL
2 1 (7.69%) Network Management
2 1 (7.69%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (7.69%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) SQL
2 4 (30.77%) C++
2 4 (30.77%) Shell Script
3 3 (23.08%) Perl
4 2 (15.38%) C
5 1 (7.69%) Korn
5 1 (7.69%) C#
5 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
5 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
5 1 (7.69%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) CISSP
1 2 (15.38%) CISM
2 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 1 (7.69%) NFS
Vendors
1 9 (69.23%) Oracle
2 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
3 3 (23.08%) SAP
4 2 (15.38%) Axway
4 2 (15.38%) Tumbleweed
5 1 (7.69%) Brocade
5 1 (7.69%) VMware
5 1 (7.69%) NetApp
5 1 (7.69%) Veritas
5 1 (7.69%) Red Hat
5 1 (7.69%) Sun