The table below looks at the statistics for UNIX skills in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited UNIX over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 19 19 19
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing UNIX 3 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 2.03% 2.26% 4.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.65% 26.67% 32.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Average daily rate
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£358 - £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £352 - £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £364 - £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.08 £27.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+20.27% -21.42%
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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 Midlands region.

Operating Systems Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
17 15 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 11.49% 8.47% 13.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 11
Average daily rate £358 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.16% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £150 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £365 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

UNIX
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing UNIX across the Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

UNIX Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

UNIX
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing UNIX across the Midlands region.

UNIX Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

UNIX
Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing UNIX across the Midlands region.

UNIX Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 3 (50.00%) SQL
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
1 3 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) PL/SQL
2 2 (33.33%) HP
2 2 (33.33%) XML
2 2 (33.33%) Migration
2 2 (33.33%) VMware
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) MaxDB
3 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (16.67%) jQuery
3 1 (16.67%) SCCM
3 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (16.67%) VMware ESX
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (16.67%) SAP Basis
3 1 (16.67%) Spring
3 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Degree
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle APEX

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 (16.67%) Tomcat
1 1 (16.67%) NetWeaver
1 1 (16.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Applications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (16.67%) MaxDB
2 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (16.67%) OLTP
2 1 (16.67%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (16.67%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Eclipse
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle APEX
General
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
1 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle Developer
2 1 (16.67%) SAP Basis Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) SAP Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Leader
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) XML
2 1 (16.67%) XSD
2 1 (16.67%) JMS
2 1 (16.67%) SAP Basis
2 1 (16.67%) Spring
2 1 (16.67%) jQuery
2 1 (16.67%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
1 3 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
1 2 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (16.67%) CRM
2 1 (16.67%) ERP
2 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
2 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) PL/SQL
3 1 (16.67%) ABAP
3 1 (16.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) MCSE
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
1 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (16.67%) VMware ESX
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle
2 2 (33.33%) HP
2 2 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) Dell
3 1 (16.67%) Red Hat
3 1 (16.67%) Symantec
3 1 (16.67%) Business Objects
3 1 (16.67%) SAP
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) Sun