The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Portable Operating System Interface for UNIX (POSIX)
Rank 552 558 558
Rank change year-on-year
+6 0
Contract jobs citing POSIX 28 11 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.052% 0.022% 0.050%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.19% 0.077% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 7 17
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£363 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £315 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £370 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
14863 14244 14823
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.60% 27.94% 25.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 9592 9051 9048
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 215 297 366
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.20 £18.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £44.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +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 23 July 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 9 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 23 July 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 +2 27 £363 +11.53% 3
East of England - - - - 1
Cambridge - - - -
Hoddesdon - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
North East - - - -
Tyne and Wear - - - -

POSIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 42 (100.00%) Linux
2 39 (92.86%) Software Engineering
3 37 (88.10%) C
4 34 (80.95%) ClearCase
5 32 (76.19%) DTV
6 20 (47.62%) Telecoms
7 18 (42.86%) UML
8 17 (40.48%) STB
8 17 (40.48%) Software Architecture
9 15 (35.71%) DVB
10 6 (14.29%) C++
11 5 (11.90%) Embedded C
12 3 (7.14%) Middleware
13 2 (4.76%) UNIX
13 2 (4.76%) JDA
13 2 (4.76%) Uniface
13 2 (4.76%) PL/SQL
13 2 (4.76%) SQL
13 2 (4.76%) Oracle
13 2 (4.76%) Oracle Retail
13 2 (4.76%) Retail
13 2 (4.76%) Bash Shell
13 2 (4.76%) Multithreading
13 2 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
13 2 (4.76%) Embedded Systems
14 1 (2.38%) CMake
14 1 (2.38%) Jenkins
14 1 (2.38%) Trac
14 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database
14 1 (2.38%) TDD

POSIX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 (4.76%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 15 (35.71%) DVB
2 1 (2.38%) HTTP
2 1 (2.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.38%) MySQL
1 1 (2.38%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (2.38%) SQLPlus
1 1 (2.38%) SQLite
1 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 34 (80.95%) ClearCase
2 1 (2.38%) Subversion
2 1 (2.38%) JIRA
2 1 (2.38%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.38%) Valgrind
2 1 (2.38%) Gerrit
2 1 (2.38%) GoogleTest
2 1 (2.38%) CMake
2 1 (2.38%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.38%) Trac
2 1 (2.38%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle Forms
General
1 20 (47.62%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 33 (78.57%) Software Engineer
2 14 (33.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 5 (11.90%) Developer
4 4 (9.52%) Software Developer
4 4 (9.52%) Embedded Software Developer
5 3 (7.14%) Middleware Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Embedded C Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) C Software Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Embedded C Software Engineer
7 1 (2.38%) Oracle Developer
7 1 (2.38%) C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.14%) Middleware
2 1 (2.38%) JSON
2 1 (2.38%) Qt
2 1 (2.38%) RESTful
2 1 (2.38%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 1 (2.38%) WebKit
2 1 (2.38%) WinRT
2 1 (2.38%) .NET
2 1 (2.38%) COM
2 1 (2.38%) STL
2 1 (2.38%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 32 (76.19%) DTV
2 17 (40.48%) STB
3 2 (4.76%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (2.38%) Mathematics
4 1 (2.38%) Open Source
4 1 (2.38%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 42 (100.00%) Linux
2 2 (4.76%) UNIX
3 1 (2.38%) Windows
3 1 (2.38%) Mac OS X
3 1 (2.38%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (2.38%) Android
3 1 (2.38%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (92.86%) Software Engineering
2 18 (42.86%) UML
3 17 (40.48%) Software Architecture
4 2 (4.76%) Multithreading
4 2 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (2.38%) TDD
5 1 (2.38%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (2.38%) Unit Testing
5 1 (2.38%) OO
5 1 (2.38%) Data Modelling
5 1 (2.38%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 37 (88.10%) C
2 6 (14.29%) C++
3 5 (11.90%) Embedded C
4 2 (4.76%) Uniface
4 2 (4.76%) Bash Shell
4 2 (4.76%) PL/SQL
4 2 (4.76%) SQL
5 1 (2.38%) Shell Script
Vendors
1 2 (4.76%) JDA
1 2 (4.76%) Oracle
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.38%) Retek
2 1 (2.38%) Apple
2 1 (2.38%) Google
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