The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Middlesex region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 25 20 17
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -3
Contract jobs citing UNIX 6 6 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 2.54% 2.58% 5.38%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.33% 20.69% 34.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 7
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£345 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.00% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £315 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £495 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -1.63%
Operating Systems Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
45 29 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 19.07% 12.45% 15.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 15 17
Average daily rate £350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £300 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £515 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £321
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 7
Average hourly rate £42.75 £30.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.50% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £30.00 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £30.90 £42.18
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
UNIX
South East

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 24 July 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 11 (64.71%) Linux
2 7 (41.18%) Windows
3 6 (35.29%) Oracle
3 6 (35.29%) SQL
4 5 (29.41%) SAP
5 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
5 4 (23.53%) TCP/IP
6 3 (17.65%) SAP IS-U
6 3 (17.65%) Risk Assessment
6 3 (17.65%) Firmware
6 3 (17.65%) Toad
6 3 (17.65%) CRM
7 2 (11.76%) ClearCase
7 2 (11.76%) Apache
7 2 (11.76%) Python
7 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
7 2 (11.76%) HP
7 2 (11.76%) Java
7 2 (11.76%) Perl
7 2 (11.76%) C++
7 2 (11.76%) Shell Script
7 2 (11.76%) EMC
7 2 (11.76%) CISSP
7 2 (11.76%) Configuration Management
7 2 (11.76%) Information Security
7 2 (11.76%) SAP Web AS
7 2 (11.76%) VMware
7 2 (11.76%) CISM
7 2 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 2 (11.76%) Apache
1 2 (11.76%) SAP Web AS
2 1 (5.88%) IIS
2 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (5.88%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (17.65%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.88%) Firewall
2 1 (5.88%) Internet
2 1 (5.88%) Extranet
2 1 (5.88%) LAN
2 1 (5.88%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.88%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Toad
2 2 (11.76%) ClearCase
2 2 (11.76%) JIRA
2 2 (11.76%) Jenkins
2 2 (11.76%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
1 1 (5.88%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) Support Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) Applications Support
3 4 (23.53%) Applications Support Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) Developer
4 3 (17.65%) Architect
5 2 (11.76%) Technical Architect
5 2 (11.76%) Consultant
5 2 (11.76%) C++ Developer
6 1 (5.88%) UI Programmer
6 1 (5.88%) CLAS Consultant
6 1 (5.88%) UI Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (5.88%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) Qt
1 1 (5.88%) .NET Framework
1 1 (5.88%) HTML
1 1 (5.88%) .NET
1 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET
1 1 (5.88%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Firmware
2 1 (5.88%) Open Source
2 1 (5.88%) STB
2 1 (5.88%) Smartphone
2 1 (5.88%) CESG
2 1 (5.88%) CESG CLAS
2 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.88%) CLARiiON
2 1 (5.88%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 11 (64.71%) Linux
2 7 (41.18%) Windows
3 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (5.88%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (17.65%) Risk Assessment
1 3 (17.65%) CRM
2 2 (11.76%) Configuration Management
2 2 (11.76%) Information Security
2 2 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (11.76%) Waterfall
3 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (5.88%) Security Architecture
3 1 (5.88%) TDD
3 1 (5.88%) Migration
3 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (5.88%) Six Sigma
3 1 (5.88%) ITIL
3 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2
3 1 (5.88%) B2B
3 1 (5.88%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) SQL
2 2 (11.76%) Python
2 2 (11.76%) Java
2 2 (11.76%) Perl
2 2 (11.76%) C++
2 2 (11.76%) Shell Script
3 1 (5.88%) Bash Shell
3 1 (5.88%) sed
3 1 (5.88%) AWK
3 1 (5.88%) C
3 1 (5.88%) C#
3 1 (5.88%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) CISSP
1 2 (11.76%) CISM
1 2 (11.76%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) PMP
2 1 (5.88%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.88%) vSphere
2 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) Oracle
2 5 (29.41%) SAP
3 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 2 (11.76%) HP
3 2 (11.76%) EMC
3 2 (11.76%) VMware
4 1 (5.88%) 3PAR
4 1 (5.88%) NetApp
4 1 (5.88%) Red Hat
4 1 (5.88%) Dell