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 30 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 19 23 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Contract jobs citing UNIX 7 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 3.38% 1.75% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 24.14% 27.27% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£381 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.27% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £359 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.54% +2.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -7.69%
UNIX
England

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
29 11 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 14.01% 6.43% 13.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 23
Average daily rate £308 £450 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.66% +20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £311 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.54% -4.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UNIX across the Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015.

UNIX Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 July 2015, 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 16 (84.21%) Oracle
2 10 (52.63%) SQL
2 10 (52.63%) Oracle Database
3 8 (42.11%) Java
4 7 (36.84%) Shell Script
4 7 (36.84%) Pega
5 6 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (31.58%) PL/SQL
6 5 (26.32%) Documentum
6 5 (26.32%) WebLogic
7 4 (21.05%) Windows
7 4 (21.05%) Linux
7 4 (21.05%) CRM
7 4 (21.05%) Oracle Database 10g
7 4 (21.05%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (21.05%) Degree
8 3 (15.79%) Performance Tuning
9 2 (10.53%) Technical Analysis
9 2 (10.53%) Test Strategy
9 2 (10.53%) WCF
9 2 (10.53%) WPF
9 2 (10.53%) Oracle OWB
9 2 (10.53%) Data Management
9 2 (10.53%) Unit Testing
9 2 (10.53%) Waterfall
9 2 (10.53%) ETL
9 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET
9 2 (10.53%) Informatica
9 2 (10.53%) Red Hat
9 2 (10.53%) NFS

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 5 (26.32%) Documentum
1 5 (26.32%) WebLogic
2 1 (5.26%) Apache
2 1 (5.26%) Tomcat
2 1 (5.26%) SAS
2 1 (5.26%) NetWeaver
2 1 (5.26%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.26%) Jetty
2 1 (5.26%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) SMTP
1 1 (5.26%) SNMP
1 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
1 1 (5.26%) VPN
1 1 (5.26%) DNS
1 1 (5.26%) SSL
1 1 (5.26%) SAN
1 1 (5.26%) Firewall
1 1 (5.26%) IPsec
1 1 (5.26%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (5.26%) IMAP
1 1 (5.26%) iSCSI
1 1 (5.26%) NAS
1 1 (5.26%) OpenVPN
1 1 (5.26%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (52.63%) Oracle Database
2 4 (21.05%) Oracle Database 11g
2 4 (21.05%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (10.53%) Oracle OWB
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
4 1 (5.26%) OLAP
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle OLAP
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (5.26%) Hadoop
4 1 (5.26%) MongoDB
4 1 (5.26%) SAP HANA
4 1 (5.26%) Big Data
4 1 (5.26%) Couchbase
4 1 (5.26%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) JMeter
1 1 (5.26%) Subversion
1 1 (5.26%) JIRA
1 1 (5.26%) Selenium
1 1 (5.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
1 1 (5.26%) JProfiler
1 1 (5.26%) Cucumber
1 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
1 1 (5.26%) JConsole
1 1 (5.26%) VisualVM
1 1 (5.26%) YourKit
General
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
1 1 (5.26%) Legal
1 1 (5.26%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Architect
2 5 (26.32%) Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) Oracle Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Designer
4 1 (5.26%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Cyber Security Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) AWS Architect
4 1 (5.26%) SAP Basis Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) SAP Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Ab Initio Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) SAS Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Oracle Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Incident Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Support Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) HTML
1 2 (10.53%) .NET
1 2 (10.53%) J2EE
1 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET
1 2 (10.53%) WCF
1 2 (10.53%) WPF
2 1 (5.26%) Web Services
2 1 (5.26%) JMS
2 1 (5.26%) SAP Basis
2 1 (5.26%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (5.26%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Client/Server
1 1 (5.26%) Replication
1 1 (5.26%) CLARiiON
1 1 (5.26%) Symmetrix
1 1 (5.26%) Clustering
1 1 (5.26%) Cryptography
1 1 (5.26%) Credit Risk
1 1 (5.26%) Celerra
1 1 (5.26%) Data Extraction
1 1 (5.26%) Symmetrix DMX
1 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Storage
1 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.26%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) Windows
1 4 (21.05%) Linux
2 2 (10.53%) AIX
3 1 (5.26%) HPUX
3 1 (5.26%) Solaris
3 1 (5.26%) SUSE
3 1 (5.26%) Debian
3 1 (5.26%) Ubuntu
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.26%) CentOS
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (21.05%) CRM
3 3 (15.79%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (10.53%) Technical Analysis
4 2 (10.53%) Waterfall
4 2 (10.53%) Test Strategy
4 2 (10.53%) ETL
4 2 (10.53%) Data Management
4 2 (10.53%) Unit Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (5.26%) Computer Security
5 1 (5.26%) Data Migration
5 1 (5.26%) Database Tuning
5 1 (5.26%) Reverse Engineering
5 1 (5.26%) Digital Forensics
5 1 (5.26%) Open Source
5 1 (5.26%) Network Architecture
5 1 (5.26%) Automated Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Load Balancing
5 1 (5.26%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (52.63%) SQL
2 8 (42.11%) Java
3 7 (36.84%) Shell Script
4 6 (31.58%) PL/SQL
5 2 (10.53%) C#
5 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
6 1 (5.26%) Perl
6 1 (5.26%) Ruby
6 1 (5.26%) Bash Shell
6 1 (5.26%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) NFS
2 1 (5.26%) VMware ESX
2 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.26%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 1 (5.26%) Veritas File System
2 1 (5.26%) SRDF
2 1 (5.26%) EMC RecoverPoint
2 1 (5.26%) vSphere
2 1 (5.26%) Varnish
2 1 (5.26%) FreeRADIUS
2 1 (5.26%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Tivoli
1 1 (5.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (5.26%) Nagios
1 1 (5.26%) EMC TimeFinder
1 1 (5.26%) EMC Navisphere
1 1 (5.26%) NetBackup
1 1 (5.26%) EMC NetWorker
1 1 (5.26%) Cacti
1 1 (5.26%) Puppet
1 1 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (5.26%) logstash
Vendors
1 16 (84.21%) Oracle
2 7 (36.84%) Pega
3 2 (10.53%) Informatica
3 2 (10.53%) Red Hat
4 1 (5.26%) Symantec
4 1 (5.26%) Ab Initio
4 1 (5.26%) VMware
4 1 (5.26%) Netezza
4 1 (5.26%) Veritas
4 1 (5.26%) SaltStack
4 1 (5.26%) SAP
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco
4 1 (5.26%) IBM
4 1 (5.26%) Sun
4 1 (5.26%) Dell
4 1 (5.26%) EMC
4 1 (5.26%) CommVault