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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Portable Operating System Interface for UNIX (POSIX)
Rank 600 548 563
Rank change year-on-year
-52 +15
Contract jobs citing POSIX 18 38 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.031% 0.072% 0.041%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.11% 0.25% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 15
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£375 £318 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.11% -20.62%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £318 £400
% change year-on-year
+18.11% -20.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 10 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
15734 15245 15428
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.02% 29.00% 27.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 10384 9914 9250
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 280 393
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.29 £18.00 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £46.00 £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 21 October 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 16 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 21 October 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 -50 17 £375 +18.11% 1
London -13 2 £420 -
Paignton - - - -
Devon - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - - 1
City of London - - - -
South Wales - - - -
South West - - - - 1
Wales - - - -
Torfaen - - - -
East of England - - - -
Chippenham - - - - 1
Cwmbran - - - -
Hoddesdon - - - -

POSIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 47 (100.00%) Linux
2 43 (91.49%) C
3 39 (82.98%) ClearCase
3 39 (82.98%) Software Engineering
4 37 (78.72%) DTV
5 29 (61.70%) STB
6 28 (59.57%) UML
6 28 (59.57%) Software Architecture
7 27 (57.45%) DVB
8 15 (31.91%) Telecoms
9 8 (17.02%) Embedded C
10 7 (14.89%) C++
11 5 (10.64%) Embedded Systems
11 5 (10.64%) Multithreading
12 4 (8.51%) Degree
13 3 (6.38%) Middleware
13 3 (6.38%) Configuration Management
13 3 (6.38%) Oracle
13 3 (6.38%) UNIX
13 3 (6.38%) Bash Shell
14 2 (4.26%) Continuous Integration
14 2 (4.26%) Security Testing
14 2 (4.26%) Puppet
14 2 (4.26%) MongoDB
14 2 (4.26%) NoSQL
14 2 (4.26%) Route 53
14 2 (4.26%) Redis
14 2 (4.26%) Node.js
14 2 (4.26%) Kanban
14 2 (4.26%) Ruby

POSIX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 (4.26%) Apache
1 2 (4.26%) Tomcat
1 2 (4.26%) nginx
1 2 (4.26%) Node.js
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.26%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (4.26%) Amazon S3
1 2 (4.26%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (4.26%) Route 53
2 1 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 27 (57.45%) DVB
2 2 (4.26%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (4.26%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.13%) DNS
3 1 (2.13%) SSL
3 1 (2.13%) Internet
3 1 (2.13%) UPnP
3 1 (2.13%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.26%) MySQL
1 2 (4.26%) RDBMS
1 2 (4.26%) SimpleDB
1 2 (4.26%) MongoDB
1 2 (4.26%) NoSQL
1 2 (4.26%) Redis
1 2 (4.26%) Couchbase
1 2 (4.26%) Amazon RDS
1 2 (4.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 39 (82.98%) ClearCase
2 1 (2.13%) Eclipse
2 1 (2.13%) Valgrind
2 1 (2.13%) Gerrit
2 1 (2.13%) GoogleTest
2 1 (2.13%) CMake
2 1 (2.13%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (31.91%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 31 (65.96%) Software Engineer
2 17 (36.17%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 12 (25.53%) Developer
4 10 (21.28%) Software Developer
5 9 (19.15%) Embedded Software Developer
6 2 (4.26%) Embedded C Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Middleware Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) C Software Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) C++ Software Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Embedded C Software Engineer
7 1 (2.13%) Python Developer
7 1 (2.13%) Systems Engineer
7 1 (2.13%) Java Developer
7 1 (2.13%) Oracle Developer
7 1 (2.13%) Java Software Developer
7 1 (2.13%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
7 1 (2.13%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
7 1 (2.13%) Embedded C++ Engineer
7 1 (2.13%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
7 1 (2.13%) Cloud Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.38%) Middleware
2 2 (4.26%) Web Services
3 1 (2.13%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 1 (2.13%) WinRT
3 1 (2.13%) .NET
3 1 (2.13%) COM
3 1 (2.13%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 37 (78.72%) DTV
2 29 (61.70%) STB
3 5 (10.64%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (4.26%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.13%) User Experience
5 1 (2.13%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.13%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 47 (100.00%) Linux
2 3 (6.38%) UNIX
3 2 (4.26%) Windows
4 1 (2.13%) Solaris
4 1 (2.13%) Mac OS X
4 1 (2.13%) Ubuntu
4 1 (2.13%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (2.13%) Android
4 1 (2.13%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (82.98%) Software Engineering
2 28 (59.57%) UML
2 28 (59.57%) Software Architecture
3 5 (10.64%) Multithreading
4 3 (6.38%) Configuration Management
5 2 (4.26%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (4.26%) TDD
5 2 (4.26%) Network Design
5 2 (4.26%) Security Testing
5 2 (4.26%) Kanban
5 2 (4.26%) Test Automation
5 2 (4.26%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (4.26%) DevOps
6 1 (2.13%) Change Control
6 1 (2.13%) Unit Testing
6 1 (2.13%) Load Balancing
6 1 (2.13%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (91.49%) C
2 8 (17.02%) Embedded C
3 7 (14.89%) C++
4 3 (6.38%) Bash Shell
5 2 (4.26%) Ruby
5 2 (4.26%) PHP
5 2 (4.26%) SQL
5 2 (4.26%) Python
6 1 (2.13%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.13%) Java
6 1 (2.13%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.13%) Embedded C++
6 1 (2.13%) Uniface
Qualifications
1 4 (8.51%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.13%) NDS
Systems Management
1 2 (4.26%) Puppet
1 2 (4.26%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (4.26%) HAProxy
1 2 (4.26%) Salt
Vendors
1 3 (6.38%) Oracle
2 1 (2.13%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.13%) JDA
2 1 (2.13%) Retek
2 1 (2.13%) Red Hat
2 1 (2.13%) Apple
2 1 (2.13%) Google