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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix
Rank 11 20 16
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -4
Contract jobs citing Unix 18 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 11.92% 3.80% 4.62%
As % of the Operating Systems category 33.33% 30.43% 23.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 7 2
Average daily rate £350 £281 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.55% +7.04%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £39.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-8.28% +86.90%
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
54 23 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 35.76% 12.50% 19.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 14 10
Average daily rate £350 £281 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.55% -31.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £250 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £448 £591
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 1 9
Average hourly rate £44.00 £45.50 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.29% +71.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £15.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.52% +5.00%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Middlesex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Unix across the Middlesex region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Unix Daily Rate Histogram 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 5 February 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 30 (88.24%) Oracle
2 29 (85.29%) Linux
3 27 (79.41%) Perl
3 27 (79.41%) SQL
3 27 (79.41%) Multithreading
4 26 (76.47%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 26 (76.47%) C
4 26 (76.47%) C++
4 26 (76.47%) STL
5 3 (8.82%) Windows
5 3 (8.82%) Solaris
5 3 (8.82%) Software Engineering
6 2 (5.88%) Active Directory
6 2 (5.88%) Middleware
6 2 (5.88%) Project Management
6 2 (5.88%) Java
6 2 (5.88%) J2EE
6 2 (5.88%) Load Balancing
6 2 (5.88%) Data Centre
6 2 (5.88%) High Availability
7 1 (2.94%) Case Management
7 1 (2.94%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (2.94%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (2.94%) SDLC
7 1 (2.94%) Resource Management
7 1 (2.94%) FitNesse
7 1 (2.94%) Big Data
7 1 (2.94%) Analytics
7 1 (2.94%) Jenkins
7 1 (2.94%) Enterprise Software

Unix
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.94%) Apache
1 1 (2.94%) JBoss
1 1 (2.94%) Sonic ESB
1 1 (2.94%) Tomcat
1 1 (2.94%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 1 (2.94%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 1 (2.94%) LAN
1 1 (2.94%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) Big Data
1 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Cucumber
1 1 (2.94%) FitNesse
1 1 (2.94%) Gerrit
1 1 (2.94%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.94%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.94%) JUnit
1 1 (2.94%) Maven
General
1 1 (2.94%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (79.41%) Developer
2 25 (73.53%) C++ Developer
3 21 (61.76%) Unix Engineer
4 18 (52.94%) Linux Developer
4 18 (52.94%) Linux Engineer
4 18 (52.94%) Oracle Developer
4 18 (52.94%) SQL Developer
4 18 (52.94%) Unix Developer
4 18 (52.94%) Unix Linux Engineer
5 9 (26.47%) C++ Software Developer
5 9 (26.47%) Software Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Architect
6 2 (5.88%) C++ Software Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (5.88%) Software Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Solaris Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
7 1 (2.94%) Java Software Developer
7 1 (2.94%) Middleware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (76.47%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 26 (76.47%) STL
2 2 (5.88%) J2EE
2 2 (5.88%) Middleware
3 1 (2.94%) Hibernate
3 1 (2.94%) REST
3 1 (2.94%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.88%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.94%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.94%) Clustering
2 1 (2.94%) Data Integration
2 1 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.94%) FMCG
2 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.94%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 29 (85.29%) Linux
2 3 (8.82%) Solaris
2 3 (8.82%) Windows
3 1 (2.94%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (79.41%) Multithreading
2 3 (8.82%) Software Engineering
3 2 (5.88%) High Availability
3 2 (5.88%) Load Balancing
3 2 (5.88%) Project Management
4 1 (2.94%) Analytics
4 1 (2.94%) Automated Testing
4 1 (2.94%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (2.94%) Case Management
4 1 (2.94%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (2.94%) EAI
4 1 (2.94%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (2.94%) ITIL
4 1 (2.94%) Network Architecture
4 1 (2.94%) Network Management
4 1 (2.94%) Resource Management
4 1 (2.94%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (2.94%) SDLC
4 1 (2.94%) Security Architecture
4 1 (2.94%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 27 (79.41%) Perl
1 27 (79.41%) SQL
2 26 (76.47%) C
2 26 (76.47%) C++
3 2 (5.88%) Java
4 1 (2.94%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (2.94%) Degree
1 1 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (5.88%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.94%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 1 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 30 (88.24%) Oracle
2 1 (2.94%) Cisco
2 1 (2.94%) F5
2 1 (2.94%) Pega
2 1 (2.94%) SAP
2 1 (2.94%) Tumbleweed
2 1 (2.94%) Veritas
2 1 (2.94%) VMware