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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 21 16 16
Rank change year-on-year
-5 0
Contract jobs citing UNIX 2 12 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 1.18% 4.71% 5.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.69% 30.00% 22.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 7
Average daily rate
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£298 £410 £570
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.43% -28.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £263 £346
10% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £520 £571
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+29.09% -9.83%
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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
26 40 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 15.29% 15.69% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 16 16
Average daily rate £388 £394 £570
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.58% -30.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £615
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.42% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 14
Average hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +30.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

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 17 April 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 7 (58.33%) Oracle
1 7 (58.33%) SQL
2 5 (41.67%) C++
2 5 (41.67%) Shell Script
3 4 (33.33%) RDBMS
3 4 (33.33%) STL
3 4 (33.33%) Linux
3 4 (33.33%) Relational Database
4 3 (25.00%) JIRA
4 3 (25.00%) T-SQL
4 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
5 2 (16.67%) HP
5 2 (16.67%) Dell
5 2 (16.67%) EMC
5 2 (16.67%) Perl
5 2 (16.67%) HTML
5 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
5 2 (16.67%) MS Office
5 2 (16.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (16.67%) CSS
5 2 (16.67%) Windows
5 2 (16.67%) AIX
5 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (16.67%) jQuery
5 2 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (16.67%) vSphere

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Office
1 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) SNMP
1 1 (8.33%) DVB
1 1 (8.33%) Telnet
1 1 (8.33%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) RDBMS
1 4 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) JIRA
2 2 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (16.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (8.33%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Developer
1 4 (33.33%) C++ Developer
2 3 (25.00%) Applications Support Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Support Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Applications Support
3 2 (16.67%) Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Technical Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Software Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) UNIX Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Deployment Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) STL
2 2 (16.67%) jQuery
2 2 (16.67%) HTML
2 2 (16.67%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) DTV
1 1 (8.33%) IPTV
1 1 (8.33%) Mathematics
1 1 (8.33%) Physics
1 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Linux
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (16.67%) Windows
2 2 (16.67%) AIX
3 1 (8.33%) Solaris
3 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) Migration
1 2 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (8.33%) ITIL
2 1 (8.33%) UML
2 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (8.33%) Resource Management
2 1 (8.33%) Performance Management
2 1 (8.33%) Network Management
2 1 (8.33%) Embedded Software Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) SQL
2 5 (41.67%) Shell Script
2 5 (41.67%) C++
3 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (25.00%) T-SQL
4 2 (16.67%) Korn
4 2 (16.67%) Bash Shell
4 2 (16.67%) Perl
5 1 (8.33%) Java
5 1 (8.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) PhD
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (16.67%) vSphere
2 1 (8.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Oracle
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) VMware
2 2 (16.67%) HP
2 2 (16.67%) Dell
2 2 (16.67%) EMC
3 1 (8.33%) Veritas
3 1 (8.33%) Red Hat
3 1 (8.33%) Sun