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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 10 26 21
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -5
Contract jobs citing UNIX 18 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 9.18% 1.73% 2.58%
As % of the Operating Systems category 40.00% 10.26% 19.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 3
Average daily rate
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£350 £250 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -52.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £365
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £28.13 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +18.64%
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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 39 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 22.96% 16.88% 13.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 21 17
Average daily rate £350 £330 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £247 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £393 £548
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 2
Average hourly rate £14.00 £42.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-67.05% +37.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -6.25%

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 3 July 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 16 (76.19%) Oracle
2 14 (66.67%) Linux
3 13 (61.90%) SQL
4 9 (42.86%) C++
4 9 (42.86%) Perl
4 9 (42.86%) STL
5 8 (38.10%) Multithreading
5 8 (38.10%) C
5 8 (38.10%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 6 (28.57%) Shell Script
7 4 (19.05%) TCP/IP
8 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
8 3 (14.29%) SAP
8 3 (14.29%) Windows
8 3 (14.29%) Apache
8 3 (14.29%) SMTP
8 3 (14.29%) Tumbleweed
8 3 (14.29%) Software Engineering
8 3 (14.29%) Axway
8 3 (14.29%) Relational Database
9 2 (9.52%) Data Centre
9 2 (9.52%) Video on Demand
9 2 (9.52%) Waterfall
9 2 (9.52%) CISM
9 2 (9.52%) Risk Assessment
9 2 (9.52%) Information Security
9 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (9.52%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
9 2 (9.52%) CISSP

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (14.29%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (4.76%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) TCP/IP
2 3 (14.29%) SMTP
3 1 (4.76%) SNMP
3 1 (4.76%) SAN
3 1 (4.76%) Telnet
3 1 (4.76%) SSH
3 1 (4.76%) NAS
3 1 (4.76%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) Relational Database
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.76%) RDBMS
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
Job Titles
1 9 (42.86%) C++ Developer
1 9 (42.86%) Developer
2 3 (14.29%) Software Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) C++ Software Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Security Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) SAN Storage Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) NAS Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) NetApp Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Software Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Software Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Applications Support Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (4.76%) C++ Software Developer
4 1 (4.76%) UNIX Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Deployment Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Senior C++ Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (42.86%) STL
2 8 (38.10%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 1 (4.76%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Video on Demand
1 2 (9.52%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (66.67%) Linux
2 3 (14.29%) Windows
3 1 (4.76%) Solaris
3 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (4.76%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) Multithreading
2 3 (14.29%) Software Engineering
3 2 (9.52%) Risk Assessment
3 2 (9.52%) Information Security
3 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (9.52%) Waterfall
4 1 (4.76%) Network Management
4 1 (4.76%) Performance Management
4 1 (4.76%) ITIL
4 1 (4.76%) Project Management
4 1 (4.76%) Web Development
4 1 (4.76%) Resource Management
4 1 (4.76%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (61.90%) SQL
2 9 (42.86%) C++
2 9 (42.86%) Perl
3 8 (38.10%) C
4 6 (28.57%) Shell Script
5 1 (4.76%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) CISSP
1 2 (9.52%) CISM
2 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) NFS
1 1 (4.76%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 16 (76.19%) Oracle
2 3 (14.29%) SAP
2 3 (14.29%) Axway
2 3 (14.29%) Tumbleweed
2 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.76%) Sun
3 1 (4.76%) NetApp
3 1 (4.76%) Veritas
3 1 (4.76%) Red Hat
3 1 (4.76%) VMware
3 1 (4.76%) Brocade
3 1 (4.76%) Cisco