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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 24 17 14
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -3
Contract jobs citing UNIX 6 13 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 2.51% 5.08% 6.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.33% 34.21% 41.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 11
Average daily rate
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£345 £304 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.48% -6.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £404 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.73 £32.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+3.76% -4.41%
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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
45 38 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 18.83% 14.84% 16.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 21 20
Average daily rate £363 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £275 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 6
Average hourly rate £45.00 £30.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £29.90 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £30.00 £42.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 1 September 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 12 (75.00%) Linux
2 7 (43.75%) Oracle
3 5 (31.25%) SQL
3 5 (31.25%) Windows
4 4 (25.00%) C++
5 3 (18.75%) PL/SQL
5 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
5 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
5 3 (18.75%) DTV
5 3 (18.75%) Degree
5 3 (18.75%) Git (software)
5 3 (18.75%) Oracle Database
6 2 (12.50%) Relational Database
6 2 (12.50%) Jenkins
6 2 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (12.50%) Test Strategy
6 2 (12.50%) JIRA
6 2 (12.50%) Software Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (12.50%) Shell Script
6 2 (12.50%) Configuration Management
6 2 (12.50%) Toad
6 2 (12.50%) SQL Navigator
6 2 (12.50%) Python
6 2 (12.50%) ClearCase
6 2 (12.50%) RDBMS
6 2 (12.50%) STL
6 2 (12.50%) Perl
6 2 (12.50%) HTML

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 1 (6.25%) IIS
1 1 (6.25%) Apache
1 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
1 1 (6.25%) SAP Web AS
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (6.25%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.25%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle Database
2 2 (12.50%) Relational Database
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Navigator
2 2 (12.50%) RDBMS
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Git (software)
2 2 (12.50%) Jenkins
2 2 (12.50%) ClearCase
2 2 (12.50%) Toad
2 2 (12.50%) JIRA
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1 (6.25%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (6.25%) Electronics
1 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Developer
2 4 (25.00%) Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) C++ Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Applications Support Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Test Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Technical Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Support Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Applications Support
5 1 (6.25%) Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Programme Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Software Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) UI Developer
5 1 (6.25%) CLAS Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) UI Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) HTML
1 2 (12.50%) STL
2 1 (6.25%) .NET Framework
2 1 (6.25%) Qt
2 1 (6.25%) HTML5
2 1 (6.25%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
2 1 (6.25%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) DTV
2 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.25%) Handset
2 1 (6.25%) CESG
2 1 (6.25%) CESG CLAS
2 1 (6.25%) STB
2 1 (6.25%) Interactive TV
2 1 (6.25%) IPTV
2 1 (6.25%) Smartphone
2 1 (6.25%) Mathematics
2 1 (6.25%) Physics
2 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.25%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 12 (75.00%) Linux
2 5 (31.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
1 2 (12.50%) Configuration Management
1 2 (12.50%) Software Testing
1 2 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (12.50%) Test Strategy
2 1 (6.25%) Embedded Software Development
2 1 (6.25%) Security Architecture
2 1 (6.25%) Waterfall
2 1 (6.25%) Project Planning
2 1 (6.25%) Migration
2 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (6.25%) Information Security
2 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (6.25%) TDD
2 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
2 1 (6.25%) ITIL
2 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
2 1 (6.25%) ETL
2 1 (6.25%) B2B
2 1 (6.25%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) SQL
2 4 (25.00%) C++
3 3 (18.75%) PL/SQL
4 2 (12.50%) Perl
4 2 (12.50%) Java
4 2 (12.50%) Python
4 2 (12.50%) Shell Script
5 1 (6.25%) AWK
5 1 (6.25%) Bash Shell
5 1 (6.25%) sed
5 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
5 1 (6.25%) C
5 1 (6.25%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) CISSP
2 1 (6.25%) PMP
2 1 (6.25%) PMI Certification
2 1 (6.25%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (6.25%) vSphere
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) Oracle
2 1 (6.25%) SAP
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) HP
2 1 (6.25%) Dell
2 1 (6.25%) EMC
2 1 (6.25%) Perforce
2 1 (6.25%) VMware