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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 23 27 13
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -14
Contract jobs citing UNIX 2 1 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 1.12% 0.49% 8.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.29% 4.17% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£450 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
UNIX
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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
14 24 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 7.87% 11.76% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 14 3
Average daily rate £300 £375 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +150.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £43.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -60.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 27 August 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 2 (40.00%) Windows
1 2 (40.00%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco
1 2 (40.00%) VMware
1 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (40.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco PIX
2 1 (20.00%) Network Security
2 1 (20.00%) Data Extraction
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (20.00%) F5
2 1 (20.00%) Change Control
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (20.00%) Firewall
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Informatica
2 1 (20.00%) PowerCenter
2 1 (20.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (20.00%) Control-M
2 1 (20.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (20.00%) ERP

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 (20.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) LAN
1 1 (20.00%) WAN
1 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (20.00%) Firewall
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco PIX
1 1 (20.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (20.00%) PowerCenter
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Architect
1 2 (40.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Business Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Lead Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Network Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Business Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Security Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Security Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Designer
2 1 (20.00%) Designer
2 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Change Control
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) ERP
2 1 (20.00%) ETL
2 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
1 1 (20.00%) VB
1 1 (20.00%) VBA
1 1 (20.00%) Shell Script
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Control-M
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco
1 2 (40.00%) VMware
2 1 (20.00%) F5
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Informatica
2 1 (20.00%) CheckPoint