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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX Developer
Rank 611 605 555
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -50
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Developer 17 9 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.030% 0.016% 0.045%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.032% 0.018% 0.049%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 3
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£550 £488 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.82% +41.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £467 £433 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £543 £589
UK excluding London average daily rate - £425 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.00

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
52643 50594 47358
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.45% 92.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 33418 30646 27757
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1941 1998 2130
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.78 £17.85
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.34% -5.99%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -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 3 August 2015.

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 6 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 3 August 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 -1 17 £550 +12.82%
London -5 16 £550 +4.76%
City of London -16 1 £550 +2.32%
South East -19 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -

UNIX Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 28 (100.00%) UNIX
2 22 (78.57%) C++
3 19 (67.86%) SQL
4 12 (42.86%) Linux
5 11 (39.29%) Oracle
5 11 (39.29%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (35.71%) Java
6 10 (35.71%) Perl
7 9 (32.14%) Python
7 9 (32.14%) Shell Script
7 9 (32.14%) Relational Database
8 8 (28.57%) RDBMS
8 8 (28.57%) Finance
8 8 (28.57%) STL
9 7 (25.00%) C
9 7 (25.00%) Risk Management
10 6 (21.43%) Front Office
10 6 (21.43%) Solaris
10 6 (21.43%) Ruby
11 5 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (17.86%) Open Source
12 4 (14.29%) Multithreading
12 4 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (14.29%) Degree
12 4 (14.29%) Derivative
12 4 (14.29%) Red Hat
13 3 (10.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 3 (10.71%) Kerberos
13 3 (10.71%) Sybase
13 3 (10.71%) Banking

UNIX Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.71%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (32.14%) Relational Database
2 8 (28.57%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.57%) Hadoop
3 1 (3.57%) MySQL
3 1 (3.57%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) ClearCase
General
1 8 (28.57%) Finance
2 6 (21.43%) Front Office
3 3 (10.71%) Banking
4 2 (7.14%) Investment Banking
5 1 (3.57%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (28.57%) STL
2 3 (10.71%) FIX Protocol
3 2 (7.14%) XML
4 1 (3.57%) Middleware
4 1 (3.57%) scikit-learn
Miscellaneous
1 11 (39.29%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (14.29%) Derivative
3 3 (10.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (10.71%) Market Risk
4 2 (7.14%) Algorithms
5 1 (3.57%) Fixed Income
5 1 (3.57%) Equities
5 1 (3.57%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 28 (100.00%) UNIX
2 12 (42.86%) Linux
3 6 (21.43%) Solaris
4 4 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.00%) Risk Management
2 5 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (17.86%) Open Source
3 4 (14.29%) Multithreading
4 2 (7.14%) Data Modelling
4 2 (7.14%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (3.57%) Algorithmic Trading
5 1 (3.57%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (3.57%) ETL
5 1 (3.57%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.57%) Asset Management
5 1 (3.57%) Software Engineering
5 1 (3.57%) SIEM
5 1 (3.57%) MapReduce
5 1 (3.57%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 22 (78.57%) C++
2 19 (67.86%) SQL
3 10 (35.71%) Java
3 10 (35.71%) Perl
4 9 (32.14%) Python
4 9 (32.14%) Shell Script
5 7 (25.00%) C
6 6 (21.43%) Ruby
7 2 (7.14%) Korn
7 2 (7.14%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 4 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (39.29%) Oracle
2 4 (14.29%) Red Hat
3 3 (10.71%) Sybase
4 1 (3.57%) Informatica
4 1 (3.57%) Solace