The first table below looks at the demand for the UNIX Developer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited UNIX Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 11 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 Job Titles currently tracked.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX Developer
Rank 569 538 550
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +12
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Developer 11 32 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.064% 0.061%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.023% 0.069% 0.066%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 11 33
Average daily rate
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£488 £575 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.21% +67.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £345 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £625 £539
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 - £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £37.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.00 -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
48693 46426 52919
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.43% 92.61% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 29668 27020 29360
Average daily rate £395 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1991 2159 2630
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.47 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -2.94%

UNIX Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing UNIX Developer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

UNIX Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

UNIX Developer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing UNIX Developer within the UK.

UNIX Developer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

UNIX Developer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UNIX Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 11 July 2014.

UNIX Developer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

UNIX Developer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing UNIX Developer within the UK.

UNIX Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

UNIX Developer
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 UNIX Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 11 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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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 -31 11 £488 -15.21% 3
London -24 8 £550 -4.34% 2
City of London +19 2 £550 -4.34% 1
East Midlands - 1 - -
South West - - - -
Gloucester - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -

UNIX Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited UNIX Developer in their job title 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 with UNIX Developer in their job title.

1 32 (100.00%) UNIX
2 19 (59.38%) Oracle
2 19 (59.38%) Shell Script
3 16 (50.00%) C++
4 15 (46.88%) SQL
4 15 (46.88%) STL
5 12 (37.50%) RDBMS
5 12 (37.50%) Relational Database
6 8 (25.00%) Informix
7 7 (21.88%) Linux
8 6 (18.75%) XML
8 6 (18.75%) MySQL
8 6 (18.75%) Perl
9 5 (15.63%) PHP
9 5 (15.63%) HTML
9 5 (15.63%) JavaScript
9 5 (15.63%) Sybase
9 5 (15.63%) JSP
9 5 (15.63%) CGI
9 5 (15.63%) Migration
9 5 (15.63%) Control-M
9 5 (15.63%) Ajax
9 5 (15.63%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 5 (15.63%) Customer Engagement
9 5 (15.63%) Web 2.0
10 4 (12.50%) Python
11 3 (9.38%) TCP/IP
11 3 (9.38%) Multithreading
11 3 (9.38%) Asset Management
11 3 (9.38%) Multicast

UNIX Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited UNIX Developer in their job title 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 with UNIX Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.13%) Tomcat
1 1 (3.13%) OpenEdge
1 1 (3.13%) Node.js
Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Markit EDM
2 1 (3.13%) Front Arena
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.38%) TCP/IP
1 3 (9.38%) Multicast
2 1 (3.13%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (37.50%) RDBMS
1 12 (37.50%) Relational Database
2 8 (25.00%) Informix
3 6 (18.75%) MySQL
4 1 (3.13%) MongoDB
4 1 (3.13%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (3.13%) NoSQL
4 1 (3.13%) Redis
4 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) GDB
General
1 2 (6.25%) Finance
1 2 (6.25%) Banking
1 2 (6.25%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (46.88%) STL
2 6 (18.75%) XML
3 5 (15.63%) CGI
3 5 (15.63%) HTML
3 5 (15.63%) JSP
3 5 (15.63%) Ajax
4 3 (9.38%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 1 (3.13%) JMX
5 1 (3.13%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Web 2.0
2 2 (6.25%) Data Integration
3 1 (3.13%) Replication
3 1 (3.13%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 32 (100.00%) UNIX
2 7 (21.88%) Linux
3 2 (6.25%) Windows
4 1 (3.13%) AIX
4 1 (3.13%) Solaris
4 1 (3.13%) CentOS
4 1 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (15.63%) Migration
1 5 (15.63%) Customer Engagement
2 3 (9.38%) Asset Management
2 3 (9.38%) Multithreading
3 2 (6.25%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (3.13%) DevOps
4 1 (3.13%) Embedded Software Development
4 1 (3.13%) Kernel Tuning
4 1 (3.13%) Load Balancing
4 1 (3.13%) UML
4 1 (3.13%) Data Modelling
4 1 (3.13%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (59.38%) Shell Script
2 16 (50.00%) C++
3 15 (46.88%) SQL
4 6 (18.75%) Perl
5 5 (15.63%) PHP
5 5 (15.63%) JavaScript
6 4 (12.50%) Python
7 2 (6.25%) C
8 1 (3.13%) Java
8 1 (3.13%) Embedded C
8 1 (3.13%) PL/SQL
8 1 (3.13%) Korn
Qualifications
1 5 (15.63%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 5 (15.63%) Control-M
2 1 (3.13%) Nagios
2 1 (3.13%) Munin
2 1 (3.13%) Puppet
2 1 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.13%) StatsD
Vendors
1 19 (59.38%) Oracle
2 5 (15.63%) Sybase
3 2 (6.25%) Charles River
4 1 (3.13%) Aquila
4 1 (3.13%) Percona
4 1 (3.13%) Progress
4 1 (3.13%) Cisco
4 1 (3.13%) IBM
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago