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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX)
Rank 604 598 535
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -63
Contract jobs citing POSIX 15 3 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.029% 0.006% 0.091%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.10% 0.022% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 19
Average daily rate £425 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.92% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £308 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £368 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £338 £338
% change year-on-year
+22.96% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 11
Average hourly rate £42.00 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 - £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
14645 13650 13018
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 28.47% 26.94% 26.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 10159 9124 8190
Average daily rate £400 £395 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 256 192 268
Average hourly rate £40.00 £33.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.40% +1.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.10 £20.93 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.62 £46.50 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £33.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+15.67% +3.07%

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +12 15 £425 +25.92% 6
South East +6 7 £415 +22.96%
Hampshire - 7 £415 -
Winchester - 6 £420 -
London - 4 £444 - 3
Nottinghamshire - 3 - - 1
East Midlands - 3 - - 1
Nottingham - 2 - - 1
City of London - 1 £413 -
Tewkesbury - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
South West - 1 - -

POSIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 18 (78.26%) Linux
2 16 (69.57%) Unix
3 14 (60.87%) Solaris
4 11 (47.83%) AIX
4 11 (47.83%) Red Hat
5 8 (34.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (30.43%) iSeries
6 7 (30.43%) Multithreading
6 7 (30.43%) VMware
6 7 (30.43%) Software Engineering
6 7 (30.43%) Shell Script
6 7 (30.43%) IBM
6 7 (30.43%) Sun
7 6 (26.09%) C
7 6 (26.09%) Puppet
8 5 (21.74%) C++
9 4 (17.39%) Windows
9 4 (17.39%) ITIL
9 4 (17.39%) SAS
9 4 (17.39%) HTTP
9 4 (17.39%) Project Management
9 4 (17.39%) Pthreads
9 4 (17.39%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (17.39%) Driving Licence
10 3 (13.04%) Code Optimisation
10 3 (13.04%) iptables
10 3 (13.04%) Supermicro
10 3 (13.04%) Oracle ZFS
10 3 (13.04%) Database Security
10 3 (13.04%) iOS Development

POSIX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 4 (17.39%) SAS
2 3 (13.04%) Oracle Application Server
2 3 (13.04%) Oracle Service Bus
3 2 (8.70%) Apache
4 1 (4.35%) nginx
4 1 (4.35%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) HTTP
2 3 (13.04%) BGP
2 3 (13.04%) DHCP
2 3 (13.04%) DNS
2 3 (13.04%) Fibre Channel
2 3 (13.04%) Firewall
2 3 (13.04%) FTP
2 3 (13.04%) IGRP
2 3 (13.04%) iSCSI
2 3 (13.04%) OSPF
2 3 (13.04%) SSH
2 3 (13.04%) SSL
2 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
2 3 (13.04%) VPN
3 2 (8.70%) SNMP
4 1 (4.35%) 3GPP
4 1 (4.35%) CDMA
4 1 (4.35%) LDAP
4 1 (4.35%) SMTP
4 1 (4.35%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) Oracle Database
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (4.35%) MySQL
3 1 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (4.35%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Subversion
1 3 (13.04%) Xcode
2 2 (8.70%) Eclipse
2 2 (8.70%) Git (software)
2 2 (8.70%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.35%) C++Builder
3 1 (4.35%) VisiBroker
General
1 3 (13.04%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.70%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) Linux Specialist
1 6 (26.09%) Unix Specialist
2 4 (17.39%) Administrator
2 4 (17.39%) Developer
2 4 (17.39%) Software Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) DBA
3 3 (13.04%) iOS Developer
3 3 (13.04%) Linux Administrator
3 3 (13.04%) Network Administrator
3 3 (13.04%) Oracle DBA
3 3 (13.04%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (8.70%) Agile Developer
4 2 (8.70%) C Developer
4 2 (8.70%) C++ Software Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Linux Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 2 (8.70%) Objective-C Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Unix Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) Pthreads
2 3 (13.04%) Cocoa
2 3 (13.04%) Cocoa Touch
2 3 (13.04%) Core Animation
2 3 (13.04%) JSON
2 3 (13.04%) RESTful
2 3 (13.04%) XML
3 2 (8.70%) SWT
4 1 (4.35%) ADO
4 1 (4.35%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 1 (4.35%) CORBA
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 1 (4.35%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) iSeries
2 4 (17.39%) Driving Licence
3 3 (13.04%) Algorithms
3 3 (13.04%) Animation
3 3 (13.04%) Cryptography
3 3 (13.04%) Data Structures
3 3 (13.04%) iPad
3 3 (13.04%) iPhone
4 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (8.70%) Physics
5 1 (4.35%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (4.35%) SCADA
5 1 (4.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 18 (78.26%) Linux
2 16 (69.57%) Unix
3 14 (60.87%) Solaris
4 11 (47.83%) AIX
5 8 (34.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (17.39%) Windows
7 3 (13.04%) Apple iOS
7 3 (13.04%) CentOS
7 3 (13.04%) Debian
7 3 (13.04%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) Multithreading
1 7 (30.43%) Software Engineering
2 4 (17.39%) ITIL
2 4 (17.39%) Project Management
3 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (13.04%) Automated Testing
3 3 (13.04%) Code Optimisation
3 3 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (13.04%) Database Security
3 3 (13.04%) iOS Development
3 3 (13.04%) Memory Management
3 3 (13.04%) MVC
3 3 (13.04%) OO
3 3 (13.04%) OOA/OOD
3 3 (13.04%) Scrum
3 3 (13.04%) TDD
3 3 (13.04%) UML
4 2 (8.70%) Database Tuning
4 2 (8.70%) Parallel Processing
4 2 (8.70%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (30.43%) Shell Script
2 6 (26.09%) C
3 5 (21.74%) C++
4 3 (13.04%) Bash Shell
4 3 (13.04%) Korn
4 3 (13.04%) Objective-C
4 3 (13.04%) Perl
4 3 (13.04%) PL/SQL
4 3 (13.04%) SQL
5 2 (8.70%) Java
6 1 (4.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) IBM Certification
1 2 (8.70%) RHCE
2 1 (4.35%) Degree
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (13.04%) iptables
1 3 (13.04%) NFS
1 3 (13.04%) Oracle RAC
1 3 (13.04%) Postfix
1 3 (13.04%) Samba
1 3 (13.04%) Sendmail
2 1 (4.35%) Ceph
2 1 (4.35%) Dovecot
2 1 (4.35%) KVM
2 1 (4.35%) Squid
2 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (26.09%) Puppet
2 4 (17.39%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (13.04%) Data Guard
3 3 (13.04%) Oracle RMAN
3 3 (13.04%) Oracle ZFS
3 3 (13.04%) systemd
4 2 (8.70%) Nagios
5 1 (4.35%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (4.35%) Cacti
5 1 (4.35%) CFEngine
5 1 (4.35%) HAProxy
5 1 (4.35%) RANCID
Vendors
1 11 (47.83%) Red Hat
2 7 (30.43%) IBM
2 7 (30.43%) Sun
2 7 (30.43%) VMware
3 3 (13.04%) Apple
3 3 (13.04%) Oracle
3 3 (13.04%) Supermicro
4 2 (8.70%) Atlassian
4 2 (8.70%) CA
4 2 (8.70%) Cisco
5 1 (4.35%) BMC
5 1 (4.35%) Borland
5 1 (4.35%) Dialogic
5 1 (4.35%) HP
5 1 (4.35%) Tieto
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