The first table below looks at the demand for UNIX skills in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited UNIX over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Milton Keynes region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 20 30 19
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -11
Contract jobs citing UNIX 55 37 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 6.17% 5.33% 8.06%
As % of the Operating Systems category 29.57% 22.02% 27.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 10 14
Average daily rate
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£363 £288 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.08% +15.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £214 £121
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £351 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £31.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +4.16%
Operating Systems Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
186 168 195
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 20.85% 24.21% 29.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 62 70
Average daily rate £346 £320 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.96% +16.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £193 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 13 18
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.93 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.75 £14.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
UNIX
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UNIX
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

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

UNIX Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

UNIX
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

UNIX Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

UNIX
Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UNIX across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

UNIX Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

UNIX
Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

UNIX Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 61 (54.46%) Windows
2 50 (44.64%) Linux
3 37 (33.04%) SQL
3 37 (33.04%) Oracle
4 34 (30.36%) Finance
5 30 (26.79%) Java
6 26 (23.21%) Change Management
6 26 (23.21%) WebSphere
7 25 (22.32%) WebSphere Application Server
8 20 (17.86%) Web Services
8 20 (17.86%) J2EE
9 18 (16.07%) Microsoft
9 18 (16.07%) Security Cleared
10 16 (14.29%) SC Cleared
10 16 (14.29%) SOAP
10 16 (14.29%) LDAP
10 16 (14.29%) DTS
10 16 (14.29%) SLA
10 16 (14.29%) IBM
10 16 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
11 14 (12.50%) AIX
12 13 (11.61%) Citrix
12 13 (11.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 12 (10.71%) Mainframe
13 12 (10.71%) MS Exchange
13 12 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2003
13 12 (10.71%) Migration
14 11 (9.82%) Retail
14 11 (9.82%) Data Warehouse
14 11 (9.82%) MS Excel

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 26 (23.21%) WebSphere
2 25 (22.32%) WebSphere Application Server
3 12 (10.71%) MS Exchange
3 12 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2003
4 8 (7.14%) TIBCO EMS
5 4 (3.57%) Oracle Workflow
5 4 (3.57%) IBM HTTP Server
5 4 (3.57%) Liferay
5 4 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (3.57%) Apache
5 4 (3.57%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 4 (3.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (2.68%) SAS
7 2 (1.79%) FileNet
7 2 (1.79%) CICS
7 2 (1.79%) Node.js
8 1 (0.89%) Lync
8 1 (0.89%) WebSphere Portal
8 1 (0.89%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (9.82%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.68%) MS Visio
2 3 (2.68%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (2.68%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.89%) MS Project
3 1 (0.89%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (8.04%) BusinessWorks
2 8 (7.14%) Staffware
3 7 (6.25%) TIBCO iProcess
4 2 (1.79%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (1.79%) AWD
5 1 (0.89%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.68%) GitHub
2 1 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 16 (14.29%) LDAP
2 8 (7.14%) Firewall
3 7 (6.25%) Internet
4 6 (5.36%) SAN
5 4 (3.57%) Intranet
5 4 (3.57%) SMTP
5 4 (3.57%) HTTP
5 4 (3.57%) TCP/IP
5 4 (3.57%) HTTPS
5 4 (3.57%) NAS
6 2 (1.79%) iSCSI
6 2 (1.79%) ICMP
7 1 (0.89%) X.400
7 1 (0.89%) X.500
7 1 (0.89%) Network Security
7 1 (0.89%) SSL
7 1 (0.89%) LAN
7 1 (0.89%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (14.29%) DTS
2 11 (9.82%) DB2
2 11 (9.82%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (8.93%) PowerCenter
4 9 (8.04%) SQL Server
5 7 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (6.25%) Oracle Database
6 4 (3.57%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (2.68%) Relational Database
7 3 (2.68%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (1.79%) Oracle ODI
8 2 (1.79%) OLTP
9 1 (0.89%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.89%) DB2 UDB
9 1 (0.89%) OLAP
9 1 (0.89%) Informix
9 1 (0.89%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 1 (0.89%) Base SAS
9 1 (0.89%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (6.25%) Ant
2 4 (3.57%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (3.57%) Introscope
2 4 (3.57%) Selenium
3 3 (2.68%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.68%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.79%) Grunt
4 2 (1.79%) Yeoman
4 2 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.79%) LoadRunner
4 2 (1.79%) Subversion
4 2 (1.79%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.89%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.89%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (0.89%) MyEclipse
5 1 (0.89%) WebDriver
General
1 34 (30.36%) Finance
2 11 (9.82%) Retail
3 10 (8.93%) Banking
4 3 (2.68%) Spanish Language
5 2 (1.79%) Automotive
5 2 (1.79%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.79%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.89%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.89%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.89%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 34 (30.36%) Analyst
2 16 (14.29%) Deployment Analyst
3 12 (10.71%) Administrator
4 10 (8.93%) Architect
5 8 (7.14%) Developer
5 8 (7.14%) Support Analyst
6 5 (4.46%) 1st Line Support
6 5 (4.46%) Technical Specialist
6 5 (4.46%) Technical Architect
6 5 (4.46%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 4 (3.57%) Infrastructure Architect
8 3 (2.68%) Consultant
8 3 (2.68%) Project Manager
8 3 (2.68%) Test Manager
8 3 (2.68%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (2.68%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
8 3 (2.68%) Technical Analyst
9 2 (1.79%) Blackberry Support
9 2 (1.79%) MI Analyst
9 2 (1.79%) UNIX Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (17.86%) J2EE
1 20 (17.86%) Web Services
2 16 (14.29%) SOAP
3 5 (4.46%) HTML
4 4 (3.57%) .NET
4 4 (3.57%) WebCenter
5 3 (2.68%) HTML5
5 3 (2.68%) CSS3
5 3 (2.68%) Worklight
5 3 (2.68%) Dojo
5 3 (2.68%) RESTful
5 3 (2.68%) CSS
6 2 (1.79%) Struts
6 2 (1.79%) XML
6 2 (1.79%) Ajax
6 2 (1.79%) Apache Cordova
6 2 (1.79%) MEAP
7 1 (0.89%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.89%) Java EE
7 1 (0.89%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.71%) Mainframe
2 5 (4.46%) EPoS
3 4 (3.57%) N-Tier
4 3 (2.68%) IBM Mainframe
4 3 (2.68%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.68%) Clustering
4 3 (2.68%) CESG
4 3 (2.68%) Cryptography
5 2 (1.79%) PKI
5 2 (1.79%) HACMP
5 2 (1.79%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.79%) Replication
5 2 (1.79%) EMC Centera
6 1 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.89%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 61 (54.46%) Windows
2 50 (44.64%) Linux
3 16 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (12.50%) AIX
5 13 (11.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (8.04%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (7.14%) Windows NT
8 6 (5.36%) MVS
9 5 (4.46%) Solaris
10 1 (0.89%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.89%) OS/390
10 1 (0.89%) zOS
10 1 (0.89%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (23.21%) Change Management
2 12 (10.71%) Migration
3 11 (9.82%) ITIL
4 9 (8.04%) Service Management
5 8 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (7.14%) Performance Analysis
6 7 (6.25%) Performance Monitoring
6 7 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
7 6 (5.36%) Workflow
8 5 (4.46%) ETL
8 5 (4.46%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (4.46%) Business Analysis
9 4 (3.57%) Incident Management
9 4 (3.57%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (3.57%) Root Cause Analysis
10 3 (2.68%) Performance Tuning
10 3 (2.68%) Performance Testing
10 3 (2.68%) Integration Testing
10 3 (2.68%) Performance Management
10 3 (2.68%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (33.04%) SQL
2 30 (26.79%) Java
3 10 (8.93%) Shell Script
4 9 (8.04%) VB
5 6 (5.36%) JavaScript
6 3 (2.68%) Perl
6 3 (2.68%) PL/SQL
6 3 (2.68%) VBScript
6 3 (2.68%) C#
6 3 (2.68%) JCL
6 3 (2.68%) Objective-C
7 2 (1.79%) C++
8 1 (0.89%) AWK
8 1 (0.89%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.89%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.89%) sed
Qualifications
1 18 (16.07%) Security Cleared
2 16 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 10 (8.93%) MCP
4 9 (8.04%) MCSE
4 9 (8.04%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (7.14%) DV Cleared
6 4 (3.57%) ISEB
7 2 (1.79%) Degree
8 1 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.89%) SAS Certification
8 1 (0.89%) PMP
8 1 (0.89%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.89%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (14.29%) SLA
2 7 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 8 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (4.46%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.79%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.89%) GPFS
4 1 (0.89%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 9 (8.04%) Backup Exec
2 8 (7.14%) Control-M
2 8 (7.14%) TIBCO Hawk
3 5 (4.46%) CA Wily
4 3 (2.68%) OVSD
5 2 (1.79%) Tivoli
5 2 (1.79%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (1.79%) BMC PATROL
5 2 (1.79%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.89%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.89%) Hyperic
6 1 (0.89%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.89%) MAINVIEW
6 1 (0.89%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.89%) WSUS
6 1 (0.89%) SCCM
6 1 (0.89%) SCOM
Vendors
1 37 (33.04%) Oracle
2 18 (16.07%) Microsoft
3 16 (14.29%) IBM
4 13 (11.61%) Citrix
5 9 (8.04%) TIBCO
5 9 (8.04%) VMware
6 8 (7.14%) Red Hat
7 6 (5.36%) Remedy
8 5 (4.46%) EMC
8 5 (4.46%) Intel
9 4 (3.57%) NetApp
9 4 (3.57%) FatWire
10 3 (2.68%) 3PAR
10 3 (2.68%) Lumension
10 3 (2.68%) HP
11 2 (1.79%) StorageTek
11 2 (1.79%) BMC
11 2 (1.79%) Informatica
11 2 (1.79%) Sun
11 2 (1.79%) SAP