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 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 22 15 12
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -3
Contract jobs citing UNIX 2 11 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 1.20% 4.93% 7.45%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.52% 29.73% 29.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 10
Average daily rate
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£300 £331 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.43% -10.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £263 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £505 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £21.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+85.71% -23.63%
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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
21 37 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 12.57% 16.59% 25.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 15
Average daily rate £350 £475 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.31% +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £281 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £625 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 11
Average hourly rate £45.50 £34.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.88% +25.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -1.71%

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 5 March 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 13 (65.00%) SQL
2 10 (50.00%) Oracle
3 7 (35.00%) C++
3 7 (35.00%) Shell Script
3 7 (35.00%) JIRA
4 6 (30.00%) RDBMS
4 6 (30.00%) STL
4 6 (30.00%) Linux
4 6 (30.00%) Relational Database
5 5 (25.00%) T-SQL
5 5 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 4 (20.00%) MS Excel
6 4 (20.00%) HTML
6 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
6 4 (20.00%) MS Office
6 4 (20.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 4 (20.00%) CSS
6 4 (20.00%) Windows
6 4 (20.00%) AIX
6 4 (20.00%) Migration
6 4 (20.00%) jQuery
6 4 (20.00%) Korn
6 4 (20.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 4 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (20.00%) vSphere
6 4 (20.00%) Bash Shell
6 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (15.00%) Performance Monitoring

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 (15.00%) Apache
2 1 (5.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (20.00%) MS Excel
1 4 (20.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) SSH
1 1 (5.00%) LDAP
1 1 (5.00%) SNMP
1 1 (5.00%) DNS
1 1 (5.00%) DVB
1 1 (5.00%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (30.00%) RDBMS
1 6 (30.00%) Relational Database
2 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 7 (35.00%) JIRA
2 4 (20.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (20.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 4 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (5.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.00%) Subversion
General
1 1 (5.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Analyst
1 7 (35.00%) Support Analyst
1 7 (35.00%) Applications Support
1 7 (35.00%) Applications Support Analyst
2 6 (30.00%) Developer
2 6 (30.00%) C++ Developer
3 2 (10.00%) Administrator
3 2 (10.00%) Architect
3 2 (10.00%) Technical Architect
3 2 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (10.00%) Senior Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.00%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Deployment Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Software Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (30.00%) STL
2 4 (20.00%) HTML
2 4 (20.00%) CSS
2 4 (20.00%) jQuery
3 1 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Mathematics
1 1 (5.00%) Physics
1 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (5.00%) IPTV
1 1 (5.00%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 6 (30.00%) Linux
2 4 (20.00%) Windows
2 4 (20.00%) AIX
2 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (10.00%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (20.00%) Migration
2 3 (15.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (10.00%) Change Control
4 1 (5.00%) Embedded Software Development
4 1 (5.00%) Network Management
4 1 (5.00%) DevOps
4 1 (5.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (5.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (5.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 13 (65.00%) SQL
2 7 (35.00%) C++
2 7 (35.00%) Shell Script
3 5 (25.00%) T-SQL
3 5 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 4 (20.00%) Korn
4 4 (20.00%) Bash Shell
5 2 (10.00%) Python
5 2 (10.00%) Perl
6 1 (5.00%) Ruby
6 1 (5.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) Degree
2 2 (10.00%) RHCE
3 1 (5.00%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (20.00%) vSphere
2 2 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (10.00%) Postfix
2 2 (10.00%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) Ansible
2 1 (5.00%) Puppet
2 1 (5.00%) Opsview
2 1 (5.00%) Graphite
2 1 (5.00%) collectd
2 1 (5.00%) Nagios
Vendors
1 10 (50.00%) Oracle
2 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (15.00%) VMware
3 3 (15.00%) HP
4 2 (10.00%) Dell
4 2 (10.00%) EMC
4 2 (10.00%) Red Hat
5 1 (5.00%) Akamai
5 1 (5.00%) F5