The table below looks at the statistics for POSIX skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited POSIX over the 3 months to 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Portable Operating System Interface for UNIX (POSIX)
Rank 621 585 575
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -10
Contract jobs citing POSIX 9 31 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.015% 0.055% 0.045%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.055% 0.20% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 23 6
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£300 £363 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.24% +13.72%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £363 £319
% change year-on-year
- +13.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 7
Average hourly rate £35.00 - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 - £45.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
16432 15759 15480
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 28.15% 27.87% 29.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 11190 10009 9954
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £270 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 296 215 266
Average hourly rate £39.13 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.78% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £71.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -

POSIX
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing POSIX within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

POSIX Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

POSIX
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing POSIX within the UK.

POSIX Daily Rate Trend in the UK

POSIX
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing POSIX within the UK.

POSIX Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

POSIX
Top 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing POSIX within the UK over the 3 months to 3 September 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
London -4 9 £300 -28.99% 2
England -31 9 £300 -17.24% 3
Kingston Upon Thames - 7 £300 -
Surrey -9 1 - -
South East -33 1 - -
Bracknell - 1 - -
Egham - 1 - -
Epsom - 1 - -
Guildford - 1 - -
Woking - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -
City of London - 1 - - 1

POSIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing POSIX 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 POSIX.

1 17 (94.44%) Linux
2 16 (88.89%) UNIX
3 13 (72.22%) MySQL
3 13 (72.22%) Telecoms
4 9 (50.00%) Oracle
4 9 (50.00%) Multithreading
5 8 (44.44%) C++
5 8 (44.44%) Windows
5 8 (44.44%) Software Engineering
6 7 (38.89%) TDD
6 7 (38.89%) Degree
6 7 (38.89%) Service Management
6 7 (38.89%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (38.89%) 2G
6 7 (38.89%) STL
6 7 (38.89%) CDMA
6 7 (38.89%) 3GPP
6 7 (38.89%) 3G
6 7 (38.89%) SS7
6 7 (38.89%) SCCP
6 7 (38.89%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (38.89%) Git (software)
6 7 (38.89%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 7 (38.89%) Tieto
6 7 (38.89%) Bash Shell
6 7 (38.89%) Dialogic
7 6 (33.33%) Redis
7 6 (33.33%) Route 53
7 6 (33.33%) Couchbase
7 6 (33.33%) Amazon RDS

POSIX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing POSIX 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 POSIX. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (33.33%) Apache
1 6 (33.33%) Tomcat
1 6 (33.33%) nginx
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 6 (33.33%) Amazon EC2
1 6 (33.33%) Amazon S3
1 6 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (33.33%) Route 53
1 6 (33.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (38.89%) 3G
1 7 (38.89%) SS7
1 7 (38.89%) SCCP
1 7 (38.89%) 2G
1 7 (38.89%) CDMA
1 7 (38.89%) 3GPP
2 6 (33.33%) Internet
2 6 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (5.56%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (72.22%) MySQL
2 7 (38.89%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (33.33%) Relational Database
3 6 (33.33%) RDBMS
3 6 (33.33%) SimpleDB
3 6 (33.33%) MongoDB
3 6 (33.33%) NoSQL
3 6 (33.33%) Redis
3 6 (33.33%) Couchbase
3 6 (33.33%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (16.67%) Oracle Database
4 3 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (5.56%) SQLPlus
6 1 (5.56%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 7 (38.89%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (5.56%) Eclipse
2 1 (5.56%) Xcode
2 1 (5.56%) Subversion
General
1 13 (72.22%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.56%) Games
2 1 (5.56%) Retail
2 1 (5.56%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) Developer
2 7 (38.89%) Software Engineer
3 6 (33.33%) Cloud Software Engineer
3 6 (33.33%) Cloud Engineer
4 5 (27.78%) DevOps Engineer
4 5 (27.78%) C++ Developer
5 4 (22.22%) Telecoms Developer
6 2 (11.11%) DBA
6 2 (11.11%) Administrator
6 2 (11.11%) Oracle DBA
7 1 (5.56%) Oracle Developer
7 1 (5.56%) C++ Software Engineer
7 1 (5.56%) Senior Oracle DBA
7 1 (5.56%) Senior DBA
7 1 (5.56%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (38.89%) STL
1 7 (38.89%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 6 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (5.56%) XML
3 1 (5.56%) Cocoa
3 1 (5.56%) SWT
3 1 (5.56%) JSON
3 1 (5.56%) Pthreads
3 1 (5.56%) RESTful
3 1 (5.56%) Core Animation
3 1 (5.56%) Cocoa Touch
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Cryptography
1 1 (5.56%) Animation
1 1 (5.56%) Physics
1 1 (5.56%) iPhone
1 1 (5.56%) iPad
1 1 (5.56%) Data Structures
1 1 (5.56%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 17 (94.44%) Linux
2 16 (88.89%) UNIX
3 8 (44.44%) Windows
4 1 (5.56%) AIX
4 1 (5.56%) Solaris
4 1 (5.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) Multithreading
2 8 (44.44%) Software Engineering
3 7 (38.89%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (38.89%) Service Management
3 7 (38.89%) TDD
4 6 (33.33%) Configuration Management
4 6 (33.33%) Kanban
4 6 (33.33%) Performance Testing
4 6 (33.33%) Security Testing
4 6 (33.33%) Network Design
4 6 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 6 (33.33%) DevOps
5 2 (11.11%) Database Security
6 1 (5.56%) iOS Development
6 1 (5.56%) Image Processing
6 1 (5.56%) Memory Management
6 1 (5.56%) Parallel Processing
6 1 (5.56%) Automated Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Database Tuning
6 1 (5.56%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (44.44%) C++
2 7 (38.89%) Bash Shell
3 6 (33.33%) Python
4 3 (16.67%) Shell Script
4 3 (16.67%) PL/SQL
4 3 (16.67%) SQL
5 1 (5.56%) Java
5 1 (5.56%) Perl
5 1 (5.56%) Objective-C
5 1 (5.56%) Uniface
5 1 (5.56%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (38.89%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) OCP
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Certification
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 6 (33.33%) Puppet
1 6 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (33.33%) HAProxy
1 6 (33.33%) Ansible
1 6 (33.33%) Salt
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (11.11%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 9 (50.00%) Oracle
2 7 (38.89%) Tieto
2 7 (38.89%) Dialogic
3 6 (33.33%) hybris
4 1 (5.56%) JDA
4 1 (5.56%) Apple
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