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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Portable Operating System Interface for UNIX (POSIX)
Rank 585 585 552
Rank change year-on-year
0 -33
Contract jobs citing POSIX 8 14 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.025% 0.025%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.054% 0.092% 0.092%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 11 7
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£394 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.25% -7.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £394 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+31.25% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
Average hourly rate - £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 £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
14870 15193 13060
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.61% 26.95% 26.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 9632 9759 8160
Average daily rate £388 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £515 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 228 362
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.86 £18.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 18 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 17 April 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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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 -10 8 £394 +31.25% 3
South East -28 2 £375 +25.00%
London +3 1 - - 2
Bracknell - 1 £375 -
Berkshire - 1 £375 -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
City of London - - - - 1
Cambridge - - - -
Cwmbran - - - -
Gloucester - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Torfaen - - - -
East of England - - - -
South Wales - - - -
South West - - - - 1
Wales - - - -

POSIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 11 (91.67%) Linux
2 8 (66.67%) UNIX
3 7 (58.33%) C
4 6 (50.00%) Software Engineering
5 5 (41.67%) Python
6 4 (33.33%) Shell Script
6 4 (33.33%) UML
6 4 (33.33%) Oracle
6 4 (33.33%) Ruby
6 4 (33.33%) Git (software)
7 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
7 3 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (25.00%) Bash Shell
7 3 (25.00%) Software Architecture
7 3 (25.00%) Service Management
7 3 (25.00%) TDD
7 3 (25.00%) C++
7 3 (25.00%) Perl
7 3 (25.00%) Windows
7 3 (25.00%) ClearCase
8 2 (16.67%) Configuration Management
8 2 (16.67%) DTV
8 2 (16.67%) DVB
8 2 (16.67%) RDBMS
8 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (16.67%) Embedded C
8 2 (16.67%) PL/SQL
8 2 (16.67%) SQL
8 2 (16.67%) MySQL
8 2 (16.67%) Web Services

POSIX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 2 (16.67%) Apache
1 2 (16.67%) Tomcat
1 2 (16.67%) nginx
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Application Server
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (16.67%) Amazon S3
1 2 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (16.67%) Route 53
1 2 (16.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) Internet
1 2 (16.67%) DVB
1 2 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (8.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) MySQL
1 2 (16.67%) RDBMS
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database 10g
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (16.67%) SimpleDB
1 2 (16.67%) MongoDB
1 2 (16.67%) NoSQL
1 2 (16.67%) Redis
1 2 (16.67%) Couchbase
1 2 (16.67%) Amazon RDS
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database
1 2 (16.67%) Relational Database
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 3 (25.00%) ClearCase
3 1 (8.33%) Xcode
3 1 (8.33%) Subversion
3 1 (8.33%) JIRA
3 1 (8.33%) GNU Toolchain
3 1 (8.33%) BitKeeper
General
1 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (8.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Software Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) DBA
2 2 (16.67%) Administrator
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle DBA
2 2 (16.67%) Linux Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Cloud Software Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Cloud Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Linux Systems Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Linux Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) iOS Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Tester
3 1 (8.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Oracle DBA
3 1 (8.33%) Senior DBA
3 1 (8.33%) Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Test Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) Web Services
2 1 (8.33%) XML
2 1 (8.33%) Cocoa
2 1 (8.33%) JSON
2 1 (8.33%) Pthreads
2 1 (8.33%) RESTful
2 1 (8.33%) Core Animation
2 1 (8.33%) Cocoa Touch
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) DTV
1 2 (16.67%) STB
2 1 (8.33%) Cryptography
2 1 (8.33%) Animation
2 1 (8.33%) iPhone
2 1 (8.33%) iPad
2 1 (8.33%) Data Structures
2 1 (8.33%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 11 (91.67%) Linux
2 8 (66.67%) UNIX
3 3 (25.00%) Windows
4 2 (16.67%) Debian
5 1 (8.33%) Ubuntu
5 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
5 1 (8.33%) AIX
5 1 (8.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (33.33%) UML
3 3 (25.00%) Service Management
3 3 (25.00%) TDD
3 3 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (25.00%) Software Architecture
4 2 (16.67%) Kanban
4 2 (16.67%) User Stories
4 2 (16.67%) Database Security
4 2 (16.67%) DevOps
4 2 (16.67%) Configuration Management
4 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (16.67%) Performance Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Security Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Data Management
4 2 (16.67%) Network Design
5 1 (8.33%) Automated Testing
5 1 (8.33%) MVC
5 1 (8.33%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) C
2 5 (41.67%) Python
3 4 (33.33%) Shell Script
3 4 (33.33%) Ruby
4 3 (25.00%) Bash Shell
4 3 (25.00%) C++
4 3 (25.00%) Perl
5 2 (16.67%) PL/SQL
5 2 (16.67%) SQL
5 2 (16.67%) Embedded C
5 2 (16.67%) Lua
6 1 (8.33%) sed
6 1 (8.33%) Objective-C
6 1 (8.33%) AWK
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) OCP
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Certification
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle RMAN
1 2 (16.67%) Data Guard
1 2 (16.67%) Puppet
1 2 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (16.67%) HAProxy
1 2 (16.67%) Ansible
1 2 (16.67%) Salt
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Oracle
2 2 (16.67%) hybris
3 1 (8.33%) Red Hat
3 1 (8.33%) Apple