The first table below looks at the demand for UNIX skills in IT contracts advertised for the Sheffield region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited UNIX over the 3 months to 22 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 Sheffield 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 17 18 18
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Contract jobs citing UNIX 10 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 5.49% 4.86% 4.79%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.87% 20.45% 32.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 6
Average daily rate
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£425 £186 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+128.18% -25.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £178 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £275 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £28.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+8.77% -9.52%
Operating Systems Category
Sheffield
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
53 44 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 29.12% 23.78% 14.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 23 12
Average daily rate £275 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £110 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 13 8
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -22.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.30 £10.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £32.50 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -7.24%
UNIX
South Yorkshire

UNIX
Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

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

UNIX Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

UNIX
Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

UNIX Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

UNIX
Daily Rate Histogram in Sheffield

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UNIX across the Sheffield region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

UNIX Daily Rate Histogram in Sheffield

UNIX
Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

UNIX Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Sheffield 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 13 (44.83%) Linux
2 11 (37.93%) Finance
3 10 (34.48%) Oracle
4 8 (27.59%) SQL
5 6 (20.69%) Red Hat
5 6 (20.69%) Windows
5 6 (20.69%) WebSphere
5 6 (20.69%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (17.24%) Oracle Database
6 5 (17.24%) Banking
6 5 (17.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (17.24%) ITIL
6 5 (17.24%) DB2
6 5 (17.24%) Control-M
7 4 (13.79%) Shell Script
7 4 (13.79%) Middleware
7 4 (13.79%) Clustering
7 4 (13.79%) Perl
7 4 (13.79%) AIX
7 4 (13.79%) Cognos
7 4 (13.79%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
7 4 (13.79%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 4 (13.79%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (10.34%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (10.34%) Data Modelling
8 3 (10.34%) ETL
8 3 (10.34%) LAN
8 3 (10.34%) WAN
8 3 (10.34%) Solaris

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Sheffield 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 6 (20.69%) WebSphere
2 2 (6.90%) Tuxedo
2 2 (6.90%) WebSphere Portal
3 1 (3.45%) SAS
3 1 (3.45%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (13.79%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.34%) LAN
1 3 (10.34%) WAN
1 3 (10.34%) SAN
2 2 (6.90%) Firewall
2 2 (6.90%) VPN
3 1 (3.45%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (3.45%) NAS
3 1 (3.45%) DNS
3 1 (3.45%) DHCP
3 1 (3.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.24%) Oracle Database
1 5 (17.24%) DB2
2 4 (13.79%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (10.34%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
4 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.45%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Toad
General
1 11 (37.93%) Finance
2 5 (17.24%) Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (24.14%) Administrator
2 5 (17.24%) Developer
3 4 (13.79%) Applications Support
3 4 (13.79%) Cognos Specialist
3 4 (13.79%) Cognos Administrator
4 3 (10.34%) Ab Initio Developer
4 3 (10.34%) Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Technical Leader
5 2 (6.90%) WebSphere Administrator
5 2 (6.90%) UNIX Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Technical Administrator
6 1 (3.45%) Storage Specialist
6 1 (3.45%) Senior Systems Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Storage Administrator
6 1 (3.45%) SAN Specialist
6 1 (3.45%) Linux Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Installations Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 1 (3.45%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.79%) Middleware
2 3 (10.34%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (6.90%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 1 (3.45%) .NET
4 1 (3.45%) SOAP
4 1 (3.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Clustering
2 2 (6.90%) iSeries
2 2 (6.90%) Open Source
3 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.45%) Data Integration
3 1 (3.45%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.45%) HACMP
3 1 (3.45%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 13 (44.83%) Linux
2 6 (20.69%) Windows
3 5 (17.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (13.79%) AIX
5 3 (10.34%) Solaris
6 1 (3.45%) CentOS
6 1 (3.45%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.69%) Root Cause Analysis
2 5 (17.24%) ITIL
3 4 (13.79%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (10.34%) Data Modelling
4 3 (10.34%) ETL
4 3 (10.34%) Service Management
4 3 (10.34%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (6.90%) Six Sigma
5 2 (6.90%) Configuration Management
5 2 (6.90%) Incident Management
5 2 (6.90%) Lean Six Sigma
6 1 (3.45%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (3.45%) ITIL V3
6 1 (3.45%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (3.45%) Performance Testing
6 1 (3.45%) Data Management
6 1 (3.45%) EAI
6 1 (3.45%) RAD
6 1 (3.45%) Security Management
6 1 (3.45%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 8 (27.59%) SQL
2 4 (13.79%) Shell Script
2 4 (13.79%) Perl
3 3 (10.34%) Java
4 1 (3.45%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.45%) C
4 1 (3.45%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) SC Cleared
1 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.45%) Degree
2 1 (3.45%) IBM AIX Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) HL7
1 1 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (3.45%) GPFS
2 1 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.45%) VMware ESX
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 5 (17.24%) Control-M
2 1 (3.45%) Data Guard
2 1 (3.45%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 10 (34.48%) Oracle
2 6 (20.69%) Red Hat
3 4 (13.79%) Cognos
3 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
4 3 (10.34%) Ab Initio
4 3 (10.34%) IBM
4 3 (10.34%) BMC
5 2 (6.90%) VMware
6 1 (3.45%) Splunk
6 1 (3.45%) Axway
6 1 (3.45%) Brocade
6 1 (3.45%) Sun
6 1 (3.45%) EMC
6 1 (3.45%) Citrix
6 1 (3.45%) NetApp