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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Portable Operating System Interface for UNIX (POSIX)
Rank 566 561 567
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +6
Contract jobs citing POSIX 29 17 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.051% 0.032% 0.052%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.19% 0.11% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 3 20
Average daily rate
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£363 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £200 £347
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £390 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £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
15617 15211 15394
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.71% 28.53% 26.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 9909 9790 9471
Average daily rate £375 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £529
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 260 364
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £22.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing POSIX within the UK over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

POSIX Daily Rate Histogram 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 5 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 22 August 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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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
England -15 28 £363 +3.57%
East of England - - - -
Hoddesdon - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -

POSIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 46 (100.00%) Linux
2 42 (91.30%) C
3 41 (89.13%) Software Engineering
4 39 (84.78%) ClearCase
5 37 (80.43%) DTV
6 25 (54.35%) STB
6 25 (54.35%) UML
7 24 (52.17%) Software Architecture
8 23 (50.00%) DVB
9 17 (36.96%) Telecoms
10 8 (17.39%) Embedded C
11 6 (13.04%) C++
12 4 (8.70%) Multithreading
12 4 (8.70%) Embedded Systems
13 3 (6.52%) Agile Software Development
13 3 (6.52%) Middleware
14 2 (4.35%) Uniface
14 2 (4.35%) UNIX
14 2 (4.35%) JDA
14 2 (4.35%) PL/SQL
14 2 (4.35%) SQL
14 2 (4.35%) Oracle
14 2 (4.35%) Retail
14 2 (4.35%) Bash Shell
14 2 (4.35%) Degree
14 2 (4.35%) Oracle Retail
15 1 (2.17%) GoogleTest
15 1 (2.17%) Apple iOS
15 1 (2.17%) Gerrit
15 1 (2.17%) WebKit

POSIX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 23 (50.00%) DVB
2 1 (2.17%) UPnP
2 1 (2.17%) HTTP
2 1 (2.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database
1 1 (2.17%) SQLite
1 1 (2.17%) MySQL
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (2.17%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 39 (84.78%) ClearCase
2 1 (2.17%) GoogleTest
2 1 (2.17%) Gerrit
2 1 (2.17%) CMake
2 1 (2.17%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.17%) Trac
2 1 (2.17%) JIRA
2 1 (2.17%) Valgrind
2 1 (2.17%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.17%) Subversion
2 1 (2.17%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle Forms
General
1 17 (36.96%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 32 (69.57%) Software Engineer
2 16 (34.78%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 8 (17.39%) Developer
4 7 (15.22%) Software Developer
4 7 (15.22%) Embedded Software Developer
5 3 (6.52%) Embedded C Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) C Software Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Embedded C Software Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) C++ Software Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Middleware Engineer
7 1 (2.17%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
7 1 (2.17%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
7 1 (2.17%) Embedded C++ Engineer
7 1 (2.17%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
7 1 (2.17%) Systems Engineer
7 1 (2.17%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.52%) Middleware
2 1 (2.17%) WebKit
2 1 (2.17%) WinRT
2 1 (2.17%) JSON
2 1 (2.17%) Qt
2 1 (2.17%) RESTful
2 1 (2.17%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 1 (2.17%) COM
2 1 (2.17%) STL
2 1 (2.17%) .NET
2 1 (2.17%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 37 (80.43%) DTV
2 25 (54.35%) STB
3 4 (8.70%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (2.17%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.17%) Open Source
4 1 (2.17%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 46 (100.00%) Linux
2 2 (4.35%) UNIX
3 1 (2.17%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.17%) Android
3 1 (2.17%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (2.17%) Mac OS X
3 1 (2.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (89.13%) Software Engineering
2 25 (54.35%) UML
3 24 (52.17%) Software Architecture
4 4 (8.70%) Multithreading
5 3 (6.52%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (2.17%) Unit Testing
6 1 (2.17%) TDD
6 1 (2.17%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (2.17%) OO
6 1 (2.17%) Data Modelling
6 1 (2.17%) OOD
6 1 (2.17%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (91.30%) C
2 8 (17.39%) Embedded C
3 6 (13.04%) C++
4 2 (4.35%) Uniface
4 2 (4.35%) PL/SQL
4 2 (4.35%) SQL
4 2 (4.35%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.17%) Embedded C++
5 1 (2.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (4.35%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (2.17%) NDS
Vendors
1 2 (4.35%) JDA
1 2 (4.35%) Oracle
2 1 (2.17%) Google
2 1 (2.17%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.17%) Retek
2 1 (2.17%) Apple