The table below looks at the statistics for UNIX skills in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited UNIX over the 3 months to 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 16 23 35
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +12
Contract jobs citing UNIX 3 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 3.49% 2.04% 0.61%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.65% 10.34% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
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£585 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £21.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+72.61% -23.63%
UNIX
West Midlands

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

Operating Systems Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
17 29 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 19.77% 19.73% 27.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 11 25
Average daily rate £420 £300 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £278 £126
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £350 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.65% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 5
Average hourly rate £12.00 £14.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.24% -6.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -13.04%

UNIX
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

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

UNIX Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

UNIX
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

UNIX Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

UNIX
Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UNIX across the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

UNIX Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

UNIX
Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

UNIX Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

UNIX
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing UNIX within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stafford - - - -
Stoke-on-Trent - - - -
UNIX
West Midlands

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 3 (42.86%) Perl
1 3 (42.86%) PHP
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
1 3 (42.86%) Linux
1 3 (42.86%) HP
1 3 (42.86%) IBM
1 3 (42.86%) Service Delivery
1 3 (42.86%) Korn
1 3 (42.86%) Web Development
2 2 (28.57%) Business Objects
2 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (28.57%) Sun
2 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 2 (28.57%) Migration
2 2 (28.57%) VMware
2 2 (28.57%) Dell
2 2 (28.57%) DataStage
2 2 (28.57%) DHCP
2 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
2 2 (28.57%) DNS
2 2 (28.57%) HPUX
2 2 (28.57%) HTML
2 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
2 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle
3 1 (14.29%) DB2
3 1 (14.29%) Solaris
3 1 (14.29%) RDBMS
3 1 (14.29%) FTP
3 1 (14.29%) Apache

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 (14.29%) Apache
1 1 (14.29%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) DHCP
1 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
1 2 (28.57%) DNS
2 1 (14.29%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) DataStage
2 1 (14.29%) DB2
2 1 (14.29%) RDBMS
2 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) ClearCase
1 1 (14.29%) Subversion
1 1 (14.29%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Support Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Applications Support
2 1 (14.29%) Project Director
2 1 (14.29%) UNIX Support
2 1 (14.29%) Systems Integrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) HTML
2 1 (14.29%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (14.29%) Middleware
2 1 (14.29%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Mainframe
2 1 (14.29%) AS400
2 1 (14.29%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
1 3 (42.86%) Linux
2 2 (28.57%) HPUX
3 1 (14.29%) Solaris
3 1 (14.29%) Windows NT
3 1 (14.29%) zOS
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Service Delivery
1 3 (42.86%) Web Development
2 2 (28.57%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) EAI
3 1 (14.29%) SOA
3 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
3 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Data Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) Perl
1 3 (42.86%) PHP
1 3 (42.86%) Korn
2 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
2 2 (28.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) HP
1 3 (42.86%) IBM
2 2 (28.57%) Business Objects
2 2 (28.57%) Sun
2 2 (28.57%) VMware
2 2 (28.57%) Dell
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle