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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Portable Operating System Interface for UNIX (POSIX)
Rank 591 550 542
Rank change year-on-year
-41 -8
Contract jobs citing POSIX 4 32 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.062% 0.030%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.027% 0.22% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 16 8
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£375 £323 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.27% -14.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £320 £375
% change year-on-year
+17.18% -14.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 -

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
14868 14366 14021
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.95% 27.84% 28.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 10163 9229 8765
Average daily rate £395 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 191 300 383
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £16.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

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 21 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 19 December 2014. 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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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
England -58 4 £375 +16.27% 1
South West -21 2 £375 +19.04% 1
South East -37 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 £375 -
Hampshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Wiltshire - - - - 1
City of London - - - -
South Wales - - - -
Wales - - - -
Chippenham - - - -
Cwmbran - - - -
Guildford - - - -
London - - - -
Paignton - - - -
Swindon - - - - 1
Wareham - - - -
Devon - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Torfaen - - - -
Farnborough - - - -

POSIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 31 (100.00%) Linux
2 27 (87.10%) C
3 23 (74.19%) ClearCase
3 23 (74.19%) Software Engineering
4 21 (67.74%) DTV
5 19 (61.29%) STB
6 18 (58.06%) UML
6 18 (58.06%) Software Architecture
7 17 (54.84%) DVB
8 9 (29.03%) Telecoms
9 6 (19.35%) C++
10 5 (16.13%) Embedded C
10 5 (16.13%) Multithreading
11 4 (12.90%) Embedded Systems
11 4 (12.90%) Python
11 4 (12.90%) UNIX
11 4 (12.90%) Ruby
11 4 (12.90%) Degree
12 3 (9.68%) Configuration Management
13 2 (6.45%) Middleware
13 2 (6.45%) RDBMS
13 2 (6.45%) Web Services
13 2 (6.45%) TCP/IP
13 2 (6.45%) Client/Server
13 2 (6.45%) Windows
13 2 (6.45%) PHP
13 2 (6.45%) Apache
13 2 (6.45%) Tomcat
13 2 (6.45%) MySQL
13 2 (6.45%) Oracle

POSIX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 2 (6.45%) Apache
1 2 (6.45%) Tomcat
1 2 (6.45%) Node.js
1 2 (6.45%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) Route 53
1 2 (6.45%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (6.45%) Amazon S3
1 2 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 17 (54.84%) DVB
2 2 (6.45%) TCP/IP
2 2 (6.45%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (3.23%) UPnP
3 1 (3.23%) DHCP
3 1 (3.23%) DNS
3 1 (3.23%) SSL
3 1 (3.23%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) RDBMS
1 2 (6.45%) MySQL
1 2 (6.45%) Redis
1 2 (6.45%) MongoDB
1 2 (6.45%) NoSQL
1 2 (6.45%) SimpleDB
1 2 (6.45%) Couchbase
1 2 (6.45%) Amazon RDS
1 2 (6.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 23 (74.19%) ClearCase
2 1 (3.23%) Clang
2 1 (3.23%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.23%) Gerrit
2 1 (3.23%) Valgrind
2 1 (3.23%) GoogleTest
2 1 (3.23%) CMake
2 1 (3.23%) JIRA
2 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.23%) Eclipse
General
1 9 (29.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (48.39%) Software Engineer
2 11 (35.48%) Developer
3 10 (32.26%) Software Developer
4 9 (29.03%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 9 (29.03%) Embedded Software Developer
5 2 (6.45%) C++ Software Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Cloud Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Cloud Software Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Embedded C++ Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Middleware Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Embedded C Software Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Java Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Tester
6 1 (3.23%) Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Test Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) Middleware
1 2 (6.45%) Web Services
2 1 (3.23%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 1 (3.23%) WinRT
2 1 (3.23%) COM
2 1 (3.23%) STL
2 1 (3.23%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 21 (67.74%) DTV
2 19 (61.29%) STB
3 4 (12.90%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (6.45%) Client/Server
5 1 (3.23%) User Experience
5 1 (3.23%) Open Source
5 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 31 (100.00%) Linux
2 4 (12.90%) UNIX
3 2 (6.45%) Windows
4 1 (3.23%) Android
4 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.23%) Ubuntu
4 1 (3.23%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (3.23%) Solaris
4 1 (3.23%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (74.19%) Software Engineering
2 18 (58.06%) UML
2 18 (58.06%) Software Architecture
3 5 (16.13%) Multithreading
4 3 (9.68%) Configuration Management
5 2 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (6.45%) TDD
5 2 (6.45%) Network Design
5 2 (6.45%) Security Testing
5 2 (6.45%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (6.45%) Kanban
5 2 (6.45%) Test Automation
5 2 (6.45%) User Stories
5 2 (6.45%) DevOps
6 1 (3.23%) Release Management
6 1 (3.23%) Unit Testing
6 1 (3.23%) Test Scripting
6 1 (3.23%) Change Control
6 1 (3.23%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 27 (87.10%) C
2 6 (19.35%) C++
3 5 (16.13%) Embedded C
4 4 (12.90%) Python
4 4 (12.90%) Ruby
5 2 (6.45%) PHP
5 2 (6.45%) Bash Shell
5 2 (6.45%) Lua
6 1 (3.23%) Java
6 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.23%) SQL
6 1 (3.23%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 4 (12.90%) Degree
2 2 (6.45%) SC Cleared
2 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) NDS
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) Puppet
1 2 (6.45%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (6.45%) HAProxy
1 2 (6.45%) Salt
Vendors
1 2 (6.45%) Oracle
2 1 (3.23%) Google
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.23%) Red Hat
2 1 (3.23%) Apple
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