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 9 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
9 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 20 37 18
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -19
Contract jobs citing UNIX 60 29 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 6.47% 4.50% 8.03%
As % of the Operating Systems category 29.56% 19.86% 25.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 7 12
Average daily rate
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£334 £250 £163
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.50% +53.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £213 £114
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £315 £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £28.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+10.52% -3.38%
Operating Systems Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
203 146 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 21.90% 22.64% 31.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 53 68
Average daily rate £320 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £210 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 17 17
Average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.95 £12.50 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.38 £14.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -8.57%
UNIX
Buckinghamshire

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 9 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 9 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 62 (55.36%) Windows
2 51 (45.54%) Linux
3 36 (32.14%) Finance
4 35 (31.25%) SQL
4 35 (31.25%) Oracle
5 32 (28.57%) Java
6 28 (25.00%) Change Management
6 28 (25.00%) WebSphere
7 27 (24.11%) WebSphere Application Server
8 21 (18.75%) Web Services
8 21 (18.75%) J2EE
9 18 (16.07%) SOAP
9 18 (16.07%) LDAP
9 18 (16.07%) DTS
9 18 (16.07%) SLA
9 18 (16.07%) Microsoft
10 17 (15.18%) Security Cleared
11 15 (13.39%) SC Cleared
11 15 (13.39%) Mainframe
11 15 (13.39%) Windows Server 2008
12 14 (12.50%) IBM
13 13 (11.61%) AIX
14 12 (10.71%) Data Warehouse
14 12 (10.71%) Control-M
14 12 (10.71%) Citrix
15 11 (9.82%) Shell Script
15 11 (9.82%) PowerCenter
15 11 (9.82%) MS Excel
15 11 (9.82%) MS Exchange
15 11 (9.82%) ITIL

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 9 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 28 (25.00%) WebSphere
2 27 (24.11%) WebSphere Application Server
3 11 (9.82%) MS Exchange
3 11 (9.82%) Exchange Server 2003
4 8 (7.14%) TIBCO EMS
5 5 (4.46%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 5 (4.46%) Apache
5 5 (4.46%) IBM HTTP Server
5 5 (4.46%) Liferay
6 4 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (3.57%) Oracle Workflow
6 4 (3.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (2.68%) SAS
8 2 (1.79%) Node.js
8 2 (1.79%) FileNet
9 1 (0.89%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.89%) CMS
9 1 (0.89%) Lync
Applications
1 11 (9.82%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.57%) Spreadsheet
2 4 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (3.57%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.89%) MS Project
3 1 (0.89%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (7.14%) Staffware
1 8 (7.14%) BusinessWorks
2 6 (5.36%) TIBCO iProcess
3 2 (1.79%) AWD
4 1 (0.89%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.68%) GitHub
2 1 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 18 (16.07%) LDAP
2 8 (7.14%) Firewall
3 7 (6.25%) Internet
4 5 (4.46%) SAN
4 5 (4.46%) HTTP
4 5 (4.46%) TCP/IP
4 5 (4.46%) HTTPS
5 4 (3.57%) NAS
5 4 (3.57%) SMTP
5 4 (3.57%) Intranet
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%) FTP
7 1 (0.89%) LAN
7 1 (0.89%) WAN
7 1 (0.89%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (16.07%) DTS
2 12 (10.71%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (9.82%) PowerCenter
3 11 (9.82%) DB2
4 9 (8.04%) SQL Server
5 7 (6.25%) Oracle Database
5 7 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (3.57%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (2.68%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (2.68%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.79%) Oracle ODI
8 2 (1.79%) OLTP
9 1 (0.89%) Informix
9 1 (0.89%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.89%) OLAP
9 1 (0.89%) Base SAS
9 1 (0.89%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 1 (0.89%) DB2 UDB
9 1 (0.89%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (6.25%) Ant
2 5 (4.46%) Introscope
3 4 (3.57%) Selenium
3 4 (3.57%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (2.68%) Jenkins
4 3 (2.68%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.79%) Yeoman
5 2 (1.79%) Grunt
5 2 (1.79%) Subversion
5 2 (1.79%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.79%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.89%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (0.89%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.89%) MyEclipse
6 1 (0.89%) WebDriver
General
1 36 (32.14%) Finance
2 9 (8.04%) Banking
2 9 (8.04%) Retail
3 2 (1.79%) Automotive
3 2 (1.79%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.79%) Financial Institution
3 2 (1.79%) Spanish Language
4 1 (0.89%) Retail Banking
4 1 (0.89%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 35 (31.25%) Analyst
2 18 (16.07%) Deployment Analyst
3 13 (11.61%) Administrator
4 10 (8.93%) Architect
4 10 (8.93%) Developer
5 7 (6.25%) Support Analyst
6 5 (4.46%) Technical Architect
6 5 (4.46%) 1st Line Support
6 5 (4.46%) Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (3.57%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
7 4 (3.57%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 4 (3.57%) Technical Specialist
7 4 (3.57%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (2.68%) Project Manager
8 3 (2.68%) Test Manager
8 3 (2.68%) Technical Analyst
9 2 (1.79%) UNIX Engineer
9 2 (1.79%) Test Engineer
9 2 (1.79%) Perl Developer
9 2 (1.79%) Informatica Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (18.75%) Web Services
1 21 (18.75%) J2EE
2 18 (16.07%) SOAP
3 5 (4.46%) HTML
3 5 (4.46%) WebCenter
4 3 (2.68%) .NET
4 3 (2.68%) CSS
4 3 (2.68%) Dojo
4 3 (2.68%) Worklight
4 3 (2.68%) RESTful
4 3 (2.68%) CSS3
4 3 (2.68%) HTML5
5 2 (1.79%) MEAP
5 2 (1.79%) Apache Cordova
5 2 (1.79%) Ajax
5 2 (1.79%) Struts
6 1 (0.89%) Middleware
6 1 (0.89%) XML
6 1 (0.89%) XSLT
6 1 (0.89%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.39%) Mainframe
2 4 (3.57%) EPoS
3 3 (2.68%) IBM Mainframe
3 3 (2.68%) Clustering
3 3 (2.68%) Cryptography
3 3 (2.68%) CESG
3 3 (2.68%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.79%) EMC Centera
4 2 (1.79%) Replication
4 2 (1.79%) PKI
4 2 (1.79%) N-Tier
4 2 (1.79%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.79%) HACMP
5 1 (0.89%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 62 (55.36%) Windows
2 51 (45.54%) Linux
3 15 (13.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (11.61%) AIX
5 9 (8.04%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (8.04%) MVS
6 8 (7.14%) Windows NT
6 8 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (4.46%) Solaris
8 1 (0.89%) OS/390
8 1 (0.89%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.89%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (25.00%) Change Management
2 11 (9.82%) ITIL
2 11 (9.82%) Migration
3 10 (8.93%) Service Management
4 8 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (6.25%) Performance Analysis
5 7 (6.25%) Performance Monitoring
6 6 (5.36%) Workflow
7 5 (4.46%) ETL
7 5 (4.46%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (4.46%) Business Analysis
7 5 (4.46%) Capacity Planning
8 4 (3.57%) Incident Management
8 4 (3.57%) Integration Testing
9 3 (2.68%) Project Management
9 3 (2.68%) E-Commerce
9 3 (2.68%) Release Management
9 3 (2.68%) Performance Testing
9 3 (2.68%) Penetration Testing
9 3 (2.68%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (31.25%) SQL
2 32 (28.57%) Java
3 11 (9.82%) Shell Script
4 9 (8.04%) VB
5 6 (5.36%) JCL
6 5 (4.46%) JavaScript
7 3 (2.68%) Perl
7 3 (2.68%) PL/SQL
7 3 (2.68%) VBScript
7 3 (2.68%) C#
7 3 (2.68%) Objective-C
8 2 (1.79%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.79%) C++
9 1 (0.89%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.89%) AWK
9 1 (0.89%) sed
Qualifications
1 17 (15.18%) Security Cleared
2 15 (13.39%) SC Cleared
3 9 (8.04%) MCP
4 8 (7.14%) DV Cleared
4 8 (7.14%) MCSE
4 8 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (3.57%) ISEB
6 2 (1.79%) Degree
7 1 (0.89%) SAS Certification
7 1 (0.89%) PMP
7 1 (0.89%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.89%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (16.07%) SLA
2 7 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 6 (5.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (4.46%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.79%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.89%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 12 (10.71%) Control-M
2 8 (7.14%) Backup Exec
2 8 (7.14%) TIBCO Hawk
3 5 (4.46%) CA Wily
4 2 (1.79%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.79%) OVSD
4 2 (1.79%) Tivoli
4 2 (1.79%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.89%) MAINVIEW
5 1 (0.89%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.89%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.89%) SCCM
5 1 (0.89%) SCOM
5 1 (0.89%) WSUS
5 1 (0.89%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.89%) Hyperic
Vendors
1 35 (31.25%) Oracle
2 18 (16.07%) Microsoft
3 14 (12.50%) IBM
4 12 (10.71%) Citrix
5 8 (7.14%) TIBCO
6 7 (6.25%) VMware
7 6 (5.36%) Remedy
8 5 (4.46%) Red Hat
8 5 (4.46%) Intel
8 5 (4.46%) FatWire
9 3 (2.68%) Informatica
9 3 (2.68%) HP
9 3 (2.68%) EMC
9 3 (2.68%) Lumension
10 2 (1.79%) Kofax
10 2 (1.79%) ReadSoft
10 2 (1.79%) SAP
10 2 (1.79%) Sun
10 2 (1.79%) NetApp
10 2 (1.79%) StorageTek
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