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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 8 27 16
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -11
Contract jobs citing UNIX 22 6 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 10.53% 2.48% 5.18%
As % of the Operating Systems category 45.83% 13.33% 34.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 4 8
Average daily rate
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£350 £310 £304
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% +1.97%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £31.56 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £31.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+19.04% -3.07%
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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
48 45 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 22.97% 18.60% 15.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 31 21
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £223 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 4
Average hourly rate £28.13 £45.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 31 August 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 25 (78.13%) Oracle
2 24 (75.00%) Linux
3 22 (68.75%) SQL
4 19 (59.38%) Perl
5 16 (50.00%) C
5 16 (50.00%) C++
5 16 (50.00%) STL
5 16 (50.00%) Multithreading
5 16 (50.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 6 (18.75%) Shell Script
7 5 (15.63%) Apache
7 5 (15.63%) Windows
8 4 (12.50%) TCP/IP
9 3 (9.38%) SAP
9 3 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (9.38%) Software Engineering
9 3 (9.38%) Microsoft
9 3 (9.38%) SMTP
9 3 (9.38%) Java
9 3 (9.38%) Tumbleweed
9 3 (9.38%) Axway
9 3 (9.38%) Data Centre
10 2 (6.25%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 2 (6.25%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 2 (6.25%) Relational Database
10 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (6.25%) Video on Demand
10 2 (6.25%) Waterfall
10 2 (6.25%) F5
10 2 (6.25%) High Availability

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 5 (15.63%) Apache
2 2 (6.25%) Tomcat
2 2 (6.25%) WebLogic
2 2 (6.25%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (3.13%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 3 (9.38%) SMTP
3 2 (6.25%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (6.25%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (3.13%) SAN
4 1 (3.13%) NAS
4 1 (3.13%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
1 2 (6.25%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.13%) SQLPlus
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) JIRA
1 1 (3.13%) Selenium
General
1 1 (3.13%) Finance
1 1 (3.13%) Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (50.00%) Developer
2 14 (43.75%) C++ Developer
3 9 (28.13%) Software Developer
4 7 (21.88%) C++ Software Developer
5 4 (12.50%) Support Engineer
6 3 (9.38%) Software Engineer
6 3 (9.38%) C++ Software Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Senior Software Developer
7 2 (6.25%) Applications Support Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Senior C++ Developer
7 2 (6.25%) Senior Developer
7 2 (6.25%) Applications Support
7 2 (6.25%) Security Manager
7 2 (6.25%) Middleware Engineer
8 1 (3.13%) SAN Storage Engineer
8 1 (3.13%) NAS Engineer
8 1 (3.13%) NetApp Engineer
8 1 (3.13%) Linux Engineer
8 1 (3.13%) UNIX Engineer
8 1 (3.13%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (50.00%) STL
1 16 (50.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 2 (6.25%) Middleware
2 2 (6.25%) J2EE
3 1 (3.13%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.25%) Clustering
2 2 (6.25%) Video on Demand
2 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 24 (75.00%) Linux
2 5 (15.63%) Windows
3 1 (3.13%) Solaris
3 1 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (3.13%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (50.00%) Multithreading
2 3 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (9.38%) Software Engineering
3 2 (6.25%) Waterfall
3 2 (6.25%) High Availability
3 2 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (6.25%) Risk Assessment
3 2 (6.25%) Information Security
3 2 (6.25%) Load Balancing
4 1 (3.13%) Resource Management
4 1 (3.13%) Problem Management
4 1 (3.13%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (3.13%) ITIL
4 1 (3.13%) Project Management
4 1 (3.13%) Web Development
4 1 (3.13%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (68.75%) SQL
2 19 (59.38%) Perl
3 16 (50.00%) C
3 16 (50.00%) C++
4 6 (18.75%) Shell Script
5 3 (9.38%) Java
6 2 (6.25%) PowerShell
7 1 (3.13%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (6.25%) CISSP
1 2 (6.25%) CISM
2 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) NFS
1 1 (3.13%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 25 (78.13%) Oracle
2 3 (9.38%) SAP
2 3 (9.38%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.38%) Axway
2 3 (9.38%) Tumbleweed
3 2 (6.25%) F5
3 2 (6.25%) Cisco
3 2 (6.25%) VMware
4 1 (3.13%) Brocade
4 1 (3.13%) Sun
4 1 (3.13%) NetApp
4 1 (3.13%) Veritas
4 1 (3.13%) Red Hat