The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 27 9 22
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +13
Contract jobs citing UNIX 18 20 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 4.75% 9.39% 5.67%
As % of the Operating Systems category 24.32% 31.75% 17.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 11 9
Average daily rate
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£388 £425 £193
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% +120.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £190 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £500 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £31.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+19.04% -3.07%
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South Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Sheffield region.

Operating Systems Category
Sheffield
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
74 63 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 19.53% 29.58% 31.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 30 46
Average daily rate £375 £280 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.92% -13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £108 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 11
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.98 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.60 £16.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015, 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 16 (57.14%) Linux
2 10 (35.71%) SQL
3 9 (32.14%) SQL Server
3 9 (32.14%) Windows
3 9 (32.14%) Microsoft
4 8 (28.57%) Perl
4 8 (28.57%) Java
4 8 (28.57%) Finance
5 7 (25.00%) .NET
5 7 (25.00%) DB2
5 7 (25.00%) Control-M
6 6 (21.43%) HP
6 6 (21.43%) WebSphere
6 6 (21.43%) Software Delivery
7 5 (17.86%) Red Hat
7 5 (17.86%) Solaris
8 4 (14.29%) ITIL
8 4 (14.29%) Firewall
8 4 (14.29%) IBM
8 4 (14.29%) WebSphere Portal
8 4 (14.29%) VMware
9 3 (10.71%) Jython
9 3 (10.71%) Incident Management
9 3 (10.71%) Sun
9 3 (10.71%) J2EE
9 3 (10.71%) WebSphere Application Server
9 3 (10.71%) Data Centre
9 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (10.71%) Capacity Management

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 (21.43%) WebSphere
2 4 (14.29%) WebSphere Portal
3 3 (10.71%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (7.14%) WebLogic
4 2 (7.14%) JBoss
4 2 (7.14%) Apache
4 2 (7.14%) Tomcat
5 1 (3.57%) MQSeries
5 1 (3.57%) CICS
5 1 (3.57%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (3.57%) nginx
5 1 (3.57%) Confluence
5 1 (3.57%) Node.js
5 1 (3.57%) Jetty
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
1 2 (7.14%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.57%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.29%) Firewall
2 2 (7.14%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (7.14%) Network Security
2 2 (7.14%) DNS
2 2 (7.14%) SAN
3 1 (3.57%) DMZ
3 1 (3.57%) NAS
3 1 (3.57%) LDAP
3 1 (3.57%) HTTP
3 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.57%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (32.14%) SQL Server
2 7 (25.00%) DB2
3 1 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.57%) CouchDB
3 1 (3.57%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.57%) Couchbase
3 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.57%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Subversion
1 2 (7.14%) Maven
1 2 (7.14%) Ant
1 2 (7.14%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.57%) Apache Ivy
2 1 (3.57%) PhantomJS
2 1 (3.57%) PVCS
2 1 (3.57%) ClearCase
2 1 (3.57%) Eclipse
2 1 (3.57%) JMeter
2 1 (3.57%) CruiseControl
2 1 (3.57%) JIRA
2 1 (3.57%) Selenium
2 1 (3.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (3.57%) TeamCity
2 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.57%) Mercurial
2 1 (3.57%) Hudson
2 1 (3.57%) Gerrit
2 1 (3.57%) FishEye
General
1 8 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (17.86%) Analyst
2 4 (14.29%) Developer
2 4 (14.29%) Technical Leader
3 3 (10.71%) Consultant
3 3 (10.71%) Applications Support
3 3 (10.71%) Administrator
4 2 (7.14%) Applications Support Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Operations Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Security Consultant
4 2 (7.14%) WebSphere Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) WebSphere Administrator
4 2 (7.14%) Support Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (3.57%) Server Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Designer
5 1 (3.57%) Configuration Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Technical Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Hardware Technician
5 1 (3.57%) AWS Developer
5 1 (3.57%) UNIX Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.00%) .NET
2 3 (10.71%) J2EE
3 2 (7.14%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 2 (7.14%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (3.57%) LAMP
4 1 (3.57%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (3.57%) Spring
4 1 (3.57%) Java EE
4 1 (3.57%) Spring MVC
4 1 (3.57%) jQuery
4 1 (3.57%) Web Services
4 1 (3.57%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (10.71%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.14%) iSeries
2 2 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.57%) Replication
3 1 (3.57%) CLARiiON
3 1 (3.57%) Clustering
3 1 (3.57%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 16 (57.14%) Linux
2 9 (32.14%) Windows
3 5 (17.86%) Solaris
4 2 (7.14%) AIX
4 2 (7.14%) CentOS
4 2 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.57%) Mac OS
5 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.57%) SUSE
5 1 (3.57%) Ubuntu
5 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (21.43%) Software Delivery
2 4 (14.29%) ITIL
3 3 (10.71%) Incident Management
3 3 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (10.71%) Capacity Management
4 2 (7.14%) BDD
4 2 (7.14%) TDD
4 2 (7.14%) Network Design
4 2 (7.14%) Quality Management
4 2 (7.14%) Server Building
5 1 (3.57%) Change Management
5 1 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (3.57%) MVC
5 1 (3.57%) Scrum
5 1 (3.57%) Business Continuity
5 1 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.57%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.57%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.57%) ATDD
5 1 (3.57%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 10 (35.71%) SQL
2 8 (28.57%) Java
2 8 (28.57%) Perl
3 3 (10.71%) Jython
4 2 (7.14%) Bash Shell
4 2 (7.14%) VB
4 2 (7.14%) Python
4 2 (7.14%) Shell Script
5 1 (3.57%) AWK
5 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.57%) C++
5 1 (3.57%) COBOL
5 1 (3.57%) Ruby
5 1 (3.57%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.57%) Degree
2 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (7.14%) Active Directory
1 2 (7.14%) vCloud
2 1 (3.57%) Docker
2 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.57%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 1 (3.57%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (3.57%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (25.00%) Control-M
2 2 (7.14%) Puppet
3 1 (3.57%) Red Hat Satellite
3 1 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (3.57%) HAProxy
3 1 (3.57%) ZABBIX
3 1 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (32.14%) Microsoft
2 6 (21.43%) HP
3 5 (17.86%) Red Hat
4 4 (14.29%) VMware
4 4 (14.29%) IBM
5 3 (10.71%) Sun
6 2 (7.14%) Cisco
6 2 (7.14%) EMC
6 2 (7.14%) Citrix
6 2 (7.14%) Blue Coat
6 2 (7.14%) CheckPoint
6 2 (7.14%) F5
7 1 (3.57%) Splunk
7 1 (3.57%) Google
7 1 (3.57%) Atlassian
7 1 (3.57%) NetApp
7 1 (3.57%) Veritas
7 1 (3.57%) Oracle