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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix
Rank 14 11 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Contract jobs citing Unix 7 10 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 4.70% 7.41% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 46.67% 40.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Average daily rate £488 £345 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.30% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £34.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £39.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-12.65% +113.51%
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
15 25 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 10.07% 18.52% 7.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 7
Average daily rate £500 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £220 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £400 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £310
% change year-on-year
+5.10% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £34.00 - £13.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

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 13 February 2016, 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 12 (75.00%) SQL
2 9 (56.25%) Perl
2 9 (56.25%) Oracle
2 9 (56.25%) Software Engineering
2 9 (56.25%) Hadoop
3 8 (50.00%) Java
3 8 (50.00%) ETL
3 8 (50.00%) Analytics
4 7 (43.75%) BusinessObjects
5 6 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (37.50%) Python
5 6 (37.50%) JavaScript
5 6 (37.50%) PL/SQL
5 6 (37.50%) Big Data
6 5 (31.25%) SAP HANA
6 5 (31.25%) Apache Hive
6 5 (31.25%) MapReduce
6 5 (31.25%) Tableau
6 5 (31.25%) Oracle Database
6 5 (31.25%) SAP
6 5 (31.25%) XML
6 5 (31.25%) SharePoint
6 5 (31.25%) SAS
6 5 (31.25%) SPSS
6 5 (31.25%) IBM
6 5 (31.25%) Enterprise Architecture
6 5 (31.25%) JIRA
6 5 (31.25%) Teradata
6 5 (31.25%) TOGAF
7 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development

Unix
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 (31.25%) SAS
1 5 (31.25%) SharePoint
2 4 (25.00%) Confluence
3 1 (6.25%) Apache
3 1 (6.25%) Jetty
3 1 (6.25%) nginx
3 1 (6.25%) Tomcat
3 1 (6.25%) WebLogic
3 1 (6.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (31.25%) SPSS
2 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (6.25%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (6.25%) IaaS
1 1 (6.25%) PaaS
1 1 (6.25%) SaaS
1 1 (6.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) DNS
1 1 (6.25%) Firewall
1 1 (6.25%) IMAP
1 1 (6.25%) IPsec
1 1 (6.25%) OpenVPN
1 1 (6.25%) SAN
1 1 (6.25%) SMTP
1 1 (6.25%) SNMP
1 1 (6.25%) SSL
1 1 (6.25%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (56.25%) Hadoop
2 7 (43.75%) BusinessObjects
3 6 (37.50%) Big Data
4 5 (31.25%) Apache Hive
4 5 (31.25%) Oracle Database
4 5 (31.25%) SAP HANA
5 3 (18.75%) Pentaho
6 1 (6.25%) Couchbase
6 1 (6.25%) MongoDB
6 1 (6.25%) MySQL
6 1 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (31.25%) JIRA
2 2 (12.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 2 (12.50%) Subversion
3 1 (6.25%) ClearCase
3 1 (6.25%) ClearQuest
3 1 (6.25%) Cucumber
3 1 (6.25%) FishEye
3 1 (6.25%) GitLab
3 1 (6.25%) JConsole
3 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
3 1 (6.25%) JIRA Agile
3 1 (6.25%) JMeter
3 1 (6.25%) JProfiler
3 1 (6.25%) PVCS
3 1 (6.25%) Selenium
3 1 (6.25%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (6.25%) VisualVM
3 1 (6.25%) YourKit
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Billing
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Architect
2 5 (31.25%) Business Intelligence Architect
2 5 (31.25%) Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Business Architect
3 3 (18.75%) Pentaho Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence Solutions Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Test Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) webMethods Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) XML
2 2 (12.50%) J2EE
3 1 (6.25%) .NET
3 1 (6.25%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (6.25%) Java EE
3 1 (6.25%) JMS
3 1 (6.25%) LAMP
3 1 (6.25%) LAPP Stack
3 1 (6.25%) LEMP Stack
3 1 (6.25%) Software Packaging
3 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (18.75%) Data Integration
2 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 2 (12.50%) Social Media
2 2 (12.50%) Statistics
2 2 (12.50%) Visualisation
3 1 (6.25%) Clustering
3 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
3 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Linux
1 3 (18.75%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) CentOS
2 1 (6.25%) Debian
2 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (6.25%) Solaris
2 1 (6.25%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
2 1 (6.25%) Ubuntu
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Software Engineering
2 8 (50.00%) Analytics
2 8 (50.00%) ETL
3 6 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (31.25%) Enterprise Architecture
4 5 (31.25%) MapReduce
4 5 (31.25%) TOGAF
5 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (25.00%) Configuration Management
5 4 (25.00%) Test Strategy
6 3 (18.75%) Data Modelling
6 3 (18.75%) ETL Development
6 3 (18.75%) Migration
6 3 (18.75%) Scrum
6 3 (18.75%) Zachman Framework
7 2 (12.50%) Data Management
7 2 (12.50%) High Availability
7 2 (12.50%) Information Management
7 2 (12.50%) Master Data Management
7 2 (12.50%) Predictive Analytics
Programming Languages
1 12 (75.00%) SQL
2 9 (56.25%) Perl
3 8 (50.00%) Java
4 6 (37.50%) JavaScript
4 6 (37.50%) PL/SQL
4 6 (37.50%) Python
5 3 (18.75%) Shell Script
6 2 (12.50%) Bash Shell
6 2 (12.50%) MATLAB
6 2 (12.50%) R
7 1 (6.25%) Korn
7 1 (6.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) Degree
1 1 (6.25%) ISEB
1 1 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) Data Quality
2 1 (6.25%) ISO 9001
2 1 (6.25%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Docker
1 1 (6.25%) FreeRADIUS
1 1 (6.25%) NFS
1 1 (6.25%) Varnish
1 1 (6.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
1 1 (6.25%) Veritas File System
1 1 (6.25%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Cacti
1 1 (6.25%) logstash
1 1 (6.25%) Nagios
1 1 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (6.25%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) Oracle
2 5 (31.25%) IBM
2 5 (31.25%) SAP
2 5 (31.25%) Tableau
2 5 (31.25%) Teradata
3 4 (25.00%) Informatica
4 3 (18.75%) Cloudera
4 3 (18.75%) TOWER Software
5 2 (12.50%) Red Hat
5 2 (12.50%) webMethods
6 1 (6.25%) Atlassian
6 1 (6.25%) BEA
6 1 (6.25%) Dell
6 1 (6.25%) HP
6 1 (6.25%) Opsware
6 1 (6.25%) Pega
6 1 (6.25%) SaltStack
6 1 (6.25%) Sun
6 1 (6.25%) Veritas
6 1 (6.25%) VMware