The table below looks at the statistics 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 10 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix Developer
Rank 576 549 520
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -29
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Developer 50 63 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.097% 0.12% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.13% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 39 37
Average daily rate £356 £388 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.06% -18.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £298 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £665 £600 £720
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £356 £413
% change year-on-year
-1.75% -13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
48618 48918 46871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31219 30411 27715
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1735 1925 2068
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.95% -3.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 10 February 2016.

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 21 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 10 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 -15 47 £350 -8.19% 16
London +1 29 £625 +13.63% 14
South East +18 13 £350 -4.10% 1
Middlesex +6 13 £350 -6.66%
City of London +36 2 £575 - 4
Cardiff -8 2 £369 -26.25% 1
Wales -10 2 £369 -26.25% 1
South Wales -11 2 £369 -26.25% 1
West Midlands -13 2 £370 +11.69%
Telford -17 1 £370 +2.06%
Shropshire -19 1 £370 +2.06%
Yorkshire -22 1 - -
South West - 1 - - 1
East of England - 1 - -
Hull - 1 - -
Essex - 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 - - 1
Warwick - 1 - -
East Yorkshire - 1 - -
Basildon - 1 - -

Unix Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

1 124 (100.00%) Unix
2 82 (66.13%) SQL
3 79 (63.71%) C++
4 71 (57.26%) Oracle
5 70 (56.45%) Linux
6 58 (46.77%) Perl
7 51 (41.13%) STL
8 44 (35.48%) OO
9 39 (31.45%) Software Engineering
10 33 (26.61%) Multithreading
11 32 (25.81%) C
12 31 (25.00%) Python
13 30 (24.19%) Java
13 30 (24.19%) Finance
14 28 (22.58%) Oracle Database
15 27 (21.77%) SDLC
16 26 (20.97%) Database Tuning
17 24 (19.35%) Release Management
17 24 (19.35%) OLTP
18 21 (16.94%) Shell Script
19 20 (16.13%) Boost C++ Libraries
20 18 (14.52%) MySQL
21 17 (13.71%) Electronic Trading
22 15 (12.10%) Banking
23 14 (11.29%) Relational Database
24 13 (10.48%) Low Latency
24 13 (10.48%) Agile Software Development
25 11 (8.87%) Degree
25 11 (8.87%) Computer Science
25 11 (8.87%) JavaScript

Unix Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 7 (5.65%) Apache
1 7 (5.65%) JBoss
2 5 (4.03%) IIS
3 4 (3.23%) WebLogic
4 3 (2.42%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.61%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.61%) Node.js
6 1 (0.81%) Confluence
6 1 (0.81%) Lightstreamer
6 1 (0.81%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.81%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.81%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (2.42%) MS Excel
1 3 (2.42%) MS Office
1 3 (2.42%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.61%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.81%) Oracle BRM
2 1 (0.81%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.81%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.23%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.61%) HTTP
2 2 (1.61%) Internet
3 1 (0.81%) 2G
3 1 (0.81%) 3G
3 1 (0.81%) DNS
3 1 (0.81%) LTE
3 1 (0.81%) SMTP
3 1 (0.81%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (22.58%) Oracle Database
2 24 (19.35%) OLTP
3 18 (14.52%) MySQL
4 14 (11.29%) Relational Database
5 8 (6.45%) SQL Server
6 7 (5.65%) RDBMS
7 6 (4.84%) DB2
8 4 (3.23%) NoSQL
9 3 (2.42%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (1.61%) Big Data
10 2 (1.61%) DataStage
10 2 (1.61%) MS Access
10 2 (1.61%) Neo4j
10 2 (1.61%) NewSQL
10 2 (1.61%) Oracle9i Database
10 2 (1.61%) PowerCenter
11 1 (0.81%) Data Mart
11 1 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2000
11 1 (0.81%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 5 (4.03%) AccuRev
1 5 (4.03%) JIRA
2 4 (3.23%) Git (software)
2 4 (3.23%) Subversion
3 2 (1.61%) Ant
3 2 (1.61%) Concordion
3 2 (1.61%) Maven
3 2 (1.61%) PVCS
3 2 (1.61%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.81%) CA Gen
4 1 (0.81%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.81%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.81%) GoogleTest
4 1 (0.81%) gulp
4 1 (0.81%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.81%) JUnit
4 1 (0.81%) NetBeans
4 1 (0.81%) NUnit
4 1 (0.81%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.81%) Toad
General
1 30 (24.19%) Finance
2 15 (12.10%) Banking
3 6 (4.84%) Investment Banking
4 5 (4.03%) Front Office
5 4 (3.23%) Financial Institution
5 4 (3.23%) Legal
5 4 (3.23%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.42%) Electronics
6 3 (2.42%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.61%) Automotive
8 1 (0.81%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (41.13%) STL
2 20 (16.13%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 8 (6.45%) HTML
4 5 (4.03%) FIX Protocol
4 5 (4.03%) jQuery
5 4 (3.23%) Web Services
6 3 (2.42%) AngularJS
6 3 (2.42%) CSS
6 3 (2.42%) J2EE
6 3 (2.42%) jBPM
6 3 (2.42%) Middleware
6 3 (2.42%) XML
7 2 (1.61%) .NET
7 2 (1.61%) Hibernate
7 2 (1.61%) HTML5
7 2 (1.61%) REST
7 2 (1.61%) scikit-learn
7 2 (1.61%) SOAP
8 1 (0.81%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.81%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.87%) Computer Science
2 10 (8.06%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 5 (4.03%) Equities
4 5 (4.03%) Grid Computing
5 4 (3.23%) Fintech
5 4 (3.23%) N-Tier
6 3 (2.42%) Credit Risk
7 2 (1.61%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.61%) Statistics
8 1 (0.81%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.81%) Derivative
8 1 (0.81%) HACMP
8 1 (0.81%) Market Risk
8 1 (0.81%) RIA
8 1 (0.81%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 124 (100.00%) Unix
2 70 (56.45%) Linux
3 10 (8.06%) Windows
4 2 (1.61%) Solaris
5 1 (0.81%) AIX
5 1 (0.81%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.81%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (35.48%) OO
2 39 (31.45%) Software Engineering
3 33 (26.61%) Multithreading
4 27 (21.77%) SDLC
5 26 (20.97%) Database Tuning
6 24 (19.35%) Release Management
7 17 (13.71%) Electronic Trading
8 13 (10.48%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (10.48%) Low Latency
9 9 (7.26%) OOP
10 8 (6.45%) Configuration Management
10 8 (6.45%) Performance Tuning
11 7 (5.65%) ETL
11 7 (5.65%) Scrum
11 7 (5.65%) Unit Testing
12 6 (4.84%) Business Intelligence
12 6 (4.84%) Continuous Integration
13 5 (4.03%) Data Management
13 5 (4.03%) High Availability
14 4 (3.23%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 82 (66.13%) SQL
2 79 (63.71%) C++
3 58 (46.77%) Perl
4 32 (25.81%) C
5 31 (25.00%) Python
6 30 (24.19%) Java
7 21 (16.94%) Shell Script
8 11 (8.87%) JavaScript
9 9 (7.26%) PL/SQL
10 7 (5.65%) Bash Shell
11 6 (4.84%) Korn
12 4 (3.23%) Assembly Language
12 4 (3.23%) C#
12 4 (3.23%) C-shell
13 3 (2.42%) VB
14 2 (1.61%) ANSI SQL
14 2 (1.61%) VBA
15 1 (0.81%) Groovy
15 1 (0.81%) PowerShell
15 1 (0.81%) Scala
Qualifications
1 11 (8.87%) Degree
2 6 (4.84%) Security Cleared
3 4 (3.23%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.42%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.81%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.42%) QA
2 1 (0.81%) Basel III
2 1 (0.81%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (0.81%) HL7
System Software
1 2 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.81%) NFS
2 1 (0.81%) RACF
2 1 (0.81%) Samba
2 1 (0.81%) VMware ESX
2 1 (0.81%) VMware Server
2 1 (0.81%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (2.42%) Ansible
1 3 (2.42%) Control-M
1 3 (2.42%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (2.42%) Puppet
1 3 (2.42%) Salt
2 2 (1.61%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.81%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 71 (57.26%) Oracle
2 8 (6.45%) Sybase
3 5 (4.03%) Microsoft
3 5 (4.03%) Teradata
4 4 (3.23%) IBM
4 4 (3.23%) Informatica
4 4 (3.23%) Red Hat
5 3 (2.42%) Sun
5 3 (2.42%) webMethods
6 2 (1.61%) BEA
6 2 (1.61%) Cognizant
6 2 (1.61%) EMC
6 2 (1.61%) Remedy
6 2 (1.61%) VMware
7 1 (0.81%) Brocade
7 1 (0.81%) Egenera
7 1 (0.81%) Greenplum
7 1 (0.81%) NetApp
7 1 (0.81%) Pega
7 1 (0.81%) Serena
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