The table below looks at the statistics for UNIX skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited UNIX over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 32 31 30
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs citing UNIX 2777 2600 2394
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 5.44% 5.40% 5.36%
As % of the Operating Systems category 24.14% 24.16% 24.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1675 1546 1371
Average daily rate
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£425 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £553 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 45 91
Average hourly rate £30.58 £21.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.59% -8.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £11.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.90 £52.46 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £21.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+72.61% -23.63%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Operating Systems Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
11503 10761 9850
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.54% 22.34% 22.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 6743 5881 5185
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £505 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.93% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 909 971 1091
Average hourly rate £15.85 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.25% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £33.50 £37.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -11.76%

UNIX
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing UNIX within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

UNIX Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

UNIX
Daily Rate Trend

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

UNIX Daily Rate Trend in the UK

UNIX
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UNIX within the UK over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

UNIX Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

UNIX
Hourly Rate Trend

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

UNIX Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

UNIX
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UNIX within the UK over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

UNIX Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

UNIX
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing UNIX within the UK over the 3 months to 30 January 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 0 2539 £425 +1.43% 718
London -1 1325 £450 - 307
South East 0 459 £338 -3.57% 158
City of London +4 328 £475 +1.06% 112
Hampshire +18 185 £350 - 27
North West +4 181 £375 +12.35% 43
Scotland -2 158 £370 +5.71% 28
Yorkshire +2 132 £375 +25.00% 33
West Midlands +5 119 £409 +29.84% 33
West Yorkshire +9 112 £375 +22.34% 25
East of England -9 100 £413 +3.12% 49
South West -2 97 £449 +22.10% 54
Berkshire -16 90 £335 -4.28% 52
Leeds +11 84 £350 +16.66% 15
Edinburgh +1 76 £375 - 13
Manchester +6 72 £393 +28.16% 27
East Midlands +26 68 £364 +3.78% 30
Buckinghamshire +1 57 £419 +24.07% 14
Surrey -1 57 £350 -3.44% 35
Glasgow -9 57 £338 -3.57% 11
Milton Keynes +1 49 £450 +38.46% 7
Cheshire -2 46 £400 +18.51% 7
Shropshire +10 45 £418 +4.50% 3
North East -6 42 £330 +26.92% 7
Telford +7 41 £418 +4.50% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne 0 39 £330 +26.92% 7
Tyne and Wear -5 39 £330 +26.92% 7
Gloucestershire +6 37 £478 +59.33% 14
Gosport -3 37 £500 +42.85% 5
Birmingham +9 35 £375 +25.00% 12

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing UNIX 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 UNIX.

1 3073 (51.18%) Linux
2 2019 (33.63%) SQL
3 1993 (33.19%) Oracle
4 1877 (31.26%) Java
5 1605 (26.73%) Windows
6 1281 (21.34%) Finance
7 1058 (17.62%) Agile Software Development
8 965 (16.07%) Banking
9 920 (15.32%) Shell Script
10 911 (15.17%) Perl
11 741 (12.34%) HTML
12 710 (11.83%) Solaris
13 688 (11.46%) Python
14 664 (11.06%) Security Cleared
15 634 (10.56%) Relational Database
16 624 (10.39%) Red Hat
17 594 (9.89%) JavaScript
18 583 (9.71%) XML
19 565 (9.41%) PL/SQL
20 563 (9.38%) Oracle Database
21 561 (9.34%) C++
22 558 (9.29%) Configuration Management
23 557 (9.28%) ITIL
24 545 (9.08%) Microsoft
25 526 (8.76%) Subversion
26 524 (8.73%) VMware
27 513 (8.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
28 477 (7.94%) SC Cleared
28 477 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
29 463 (7.71%) Web Services

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing UNIX 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 UNIX. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 393 (6.55%) Apache
2 354 (5.90%) Tomcat
3 351 (5.85%) WebLogic
4 335 (5.58%) WebSphere
5 227 (3.78%) JBoss
6 124 (2.07%) IIS
7 94 (1.57%) SharePoint
8 87 (1.45%) SAS
9 76 (1.27%) MS Exchange
10 68 (1.13%) WebSphere Application Server
11 57 (0.95%) Node.js
11 57 (0.95%) nginx
12 56 (0.93%) Confluence
13 50 (0.83%) TIBCO EMS
14 40 (0.67%) CMS
14 40 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
15 39 (0.65%) Apache Solr
16 37 (0.62%) Oracle Workflow
17 33 (0.55%) MQSeries
18 31 (0.52%) GlassFish
Applications
1 290 (4.83%) MS Excel
2 123 (2.05%) MS Office
3 69 (1.15%) MS Visio
4 38 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
5 23 (0.38%) MS Project
6 19 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.12%) PaintShop Pro
7 7 (0.12%) Doxygen
8 4 (0.067%) InfoPath
8 4 (0.067%) Fireworks
9 3 (0.050%) SPSS
10 2 (0.033%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.017%) DOC1
11 1 (0.017%) CATIA
11 1 (0.017%) Maya
11 1 (0.017%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.017%) Maple
Business Applications
1 131 (2.18%) Oracle EBS
2 59 (0.98%) Oracle Applications
3 55 (0.92%) Oracle EBS R12
4 30 (0.50%) BusinessWorks
5 24 (0.40%) Oracle BPM
6 21 (0.35%) Markit EDM
7 20 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
8 19 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
8 19 (0.32%) ION MarketView
9 18 (0.30%) Oracle Payables
10 17 (0.28%) RMDS
10 17 (0.28%) Oracle General Ledger
11 15 (0.25%) Murex MxG2000
12 14 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
13 13 (0.22%) Summit
14 12 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
15 8 (0.13%) TIBCO iProcess
15 8 (0.13%) Oracle Internet Expenses
16 6 (0.100%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
16 6 (0.100%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 138 (2.30%) Amazon AWS
2 72 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
3 41 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
4 34 (0.57%) Amazon S3
5 31 (0.52%) SaaS
6 26 (0.43%) PaaS
7 25 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
8 20 (0.33%) GitHub
9 18 (0.30%) Heroku
10 11 (0.18%) Joyent
11 9 (0.15%) IaaS
12 3 (0.050%) IBM SmartCloud
12 3 (0.050%) Route 53
13 2 (0.033%) Amazon SQS
13 2 (0.033%) Office 365
14 1 (0.017%) Yammer
14 1 (0.017%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 431 (7.18%) SAN
2 370 (6.16%) Firewall
3 354 (5.90%) TCP/IP
4 329 (5.48%) DNS
5 327 (5.45%) HTTP
6 203 (3.38%) LDAP
7 144 (2.40%) Internet
8 137 (2.28%) NAS
9 118 (1.97%) LAN
10 113 (1.88%) WAN
11 105 (1.75%) VPN
12 104 (1.73%) DHCP
13 99 (1.65%) SSL
14 88 (1.47%) Network Security
15 84 (1.40%) FTP
16 74 (1.23%) BGP
17 56 (0.93%) OSPF
18 53 (0.88%) SSH
19 43 (0.72%) MPLS
19 43 (0.72%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 634 (10.56%) Relational Database
2 563 (9.38%) Oracle Database
3 449 (7.48%) MySQL
4 388 (6.46%) SQL Server
5 257 (4.28%) Data Warehouse
6 248 (4.13%) MongoDB
7 246 (4.10%) RDBMS
8 229 (3.81%) Oracle Database 11g
9 221 (3.68%) DB2
10 161 (2.68%) Oracle Reports
11 138 (2.30%) NoSQL
12 112 (1.87%) Big Data
13 108 (1.80%) Hadoop
14 107 (1.78%) PostgreSQL
15 102 (1.70%) Neo4j
16 98 (1.63%) Oracle Database 10g
17 76 (1.27%) OLTP
18 58 (0.97%) Ingres
19 56 (0.93%) Oracle ODI
20 44 (0.73%) KDB
Development Applications
1 526 (8.76%) Subversion
2 433 (7.21%) Git (software)
3 275 (4.58%) Maven
4 259 (4.31%) Jenkins
5 227 (3.78%) Ant
6 191 (3.18%) JIRA
7 169 (2.81%) JUnit
8 135 (2.25%) Eclipse
9 121 (2.02%) ClearCase
10 113 (1.88%) Selenium
11 81 (1.35%) TeamCity
12 80 (1.33%) CruiseControl
13 70 (1.17%) Toad
14 68 (1.13%) Cucumber
15 64 (1.07%) Hudson
16 61 (1.02%) Oracle Forms
17 57 (0.95%) GoogleTest
18 55 (0.92%) Mockito
19 54 (0.90%) ClearQuest
20 51 (0.85%) CppUnit
General
1 1281 (21.34%) Finance
2 965 (16.07%) Banking
3 366 (6.10%) Investment Banking
4 359 (5.98%) Front Office
5 245 (4.08%) Telecoms
6 111 (1.85%) Retail
7 105 (1.75%) Financial Institution
8 78 (1.30%) Marketing
9 70 (1.17%) Manufacturing
10 62 (1.03%) Back Office
11 44 (0.73%) Games
12 36 (0.60%) Legal
13 19 (0.32%) Advertising
14 18 (0.30%) Publishing
14 18 (0.30%) Automotive
15 17 (0.28%) Military
16 16 (0.27%) Electronics
17 14 (0.23%) General Ledger
17 14 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
18 11 (0.18%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 1871 (31.16%) Developer
2 868 (14.46%) Analyst
3 631 (10.51%) Java Developer
4 443 (7.38%) Architect
5 409 (6.81%) Administrator
6 359 (5.98%) Support Analyst
7 299 (4.98%) Consultant
8 265 (4.41%) Applications Support
9 208 (3.46%) C++ Developer
10 192 (3.20%) Senior Developer
11 185 (3.08%) UNIX Administrator
12 184 (3.06%) Systems Administrator
13 161 (2.68%) DevOps Engineer
14 154 (2.56%) DBA
15 145 (2.42%) Support Engineer
16 139 (2.32%) Linux Engineer
17 137 (2.28%) Test Analyst
18 129 (2.15%) Technical Architect
19 128 (2.13%) Applications Support Analyst
20 116 (1.93%) UNIX Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 741 (12.34%) HTML
2 583 (9.71%) XML
3 463 (7.71%) Web Services
4 411 (6.85%) CSS
5 360 (6.00%) Spring
6 347 (5.78%) Middleware
7 323 (5.38%) J2EE
8 316 (5.26%) .NET
9 276 (4.60%) JSP
10 273 (4.55%) Hibernate
11 258 (4.30%) REST
12 164 (2.73%) FIX Protocol
13 160 (2.66%) jQuery
14 148 (2.47%) SOAP
15 127 (2.12%) Ajax
16 125 (2.08%) JMS
17 124 (2.07%) Java EE
18 123 (2.05%) JAX-RS
19 121 (2.02%) RESTful
20 114 (1.90%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 477 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
2 233 (3.88%) Open Source
3 215 (3.58%) Derivative
4 197 (3.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 177 (2.95%) Computer Science
6 159 (2.65%) Fixed Income
7 144 (2.40%) Clustering
8 142 (2.37%) Equities
9 128 (2.13%) Management Information System
10 124 (2.07%) Mainframe
11 87 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
12 82 (1.37%) Replication
13 78 (1.30%) Visualisation
14 71 (1.18%) Client/Server
15 57 (0.95%) Mathematics
15 57 (0.95%) Data Integration
16 53 (0.88%) Algorithms
17 52 (0.87%) Data Structures
18 43 (0.72%) PKI
19 41 (0.68%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 3073 (51.18%) Linux
2 1605 (26.73%) Windows
3 710 (11.83%) Solaris
4 513 (8.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 400 (6.66%) AIX
6 297 (4.95%) Mac OS X
7 211 (3.51%) Windows Server 2008
8 197 (3.28%) Windows Server 2003
9 142 (2.37%) HPUX
10 89 (1.48%) Windows 7
10 89 (1.48%) SUSE
11 80 (1.33%) Windows Server 2012
12 79 (1.32%) Windows XP
13 68 (1.13%) CentOS
14 63 (1.05%) Ubuntu
15 49 (0.82%) Windows NT
16 48 (0.80%) Oracle Linux
17 45 (0.75%) VMS
18 41 (0.68%) Windows 2000
19 35 (0.58%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1058 (17.62%) Agile Software Development
2 558 (9.29%) Configuration Management
3 557 (9.28%) ITIL
4 426 (7.10%) OO
5 403 (6.71%) Migration
6 373 (6.21%) Continuous Integration
7 358 (5.96%) DevOps
8 352 (5.86%) TDD
9 318 (5.30%) Scrum
10 286 (4.76%) Project Management
11 284 (4.73%) Software Engineering
12 273 (4.55%) Multithreading
13 268 (4.46%) ETL
14 249 (4.15%) Performance Tuning
15 242 (4.03%) Web Development
16 227 (3.78%) Change Management
17 222 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
18 211 (3.51%) Service Management
19 208 (3.46%) Unit Testing
20 195 (3.25%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 2019 (33.63%) SQL
2 1877 (31.26%) Java
3 920 (15.32%) Shell Script
4 911 (15.17%) Perl
5 688 (11.46%) Python
6 594 (9.89%) JavaScript
7 565 (9.41%) PL/SQL
8 561 (9.34%) C++
9 364 (6.06%) Ruby
10 296 (4.93%) C
11 286 (4.76%) PHP
12 262 (4.36%) C#
13 246 (4.10%) Bash Shell
14 153 (2.55%) Korn
15 127 (2.12%) PowerShell
16 121 (2.02%) Scala
17 78 (1.30%) VB
18 74 (1.23%) T-SQL
19 47 (0.78%) VBScript
20 33 (0.55%) VBA
Qualifications
1 664 (11.06%) Security Cleared
2 477 (7.94%) SC Cleared
3 357 (5.95%) Degree
4 182 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
5 162 (2.70%) DV Cleared
6 112 (1.87%) CCNA
7 111 (1.85%) ISTQB
8 91 (1.52%) CISSP
9 86 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
10 79 (1.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 78 (1.30%) ISEB
12 74 (1.23%) CCNP
13 60 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
14 48 (0.80%) MCSE
15 46 (0.77%) CCIE
16 43 (0.72%) Sun Certification
17 40 (0.67%) JNCIA
18 35 (0.58%) CISM
19 34 (0.57%) CCSA
20 31 (0.52%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 194 (3.23%) QA
2 121 (2.02%) SLA
3 23 (0.38%) PCI DSS
4 19 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 18 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 14 (0.23%) COBIT
6 14 (0.23%) Data Quality
7 13 (0.22%) ISO 9001
8 5 (0.083%) HL7
8 5 (0.083%) DICOM
8 5 (0.083%) WAI
9 2 (0.033%) COSO
9 2 (0.033%) ISO 14001
9 2 (0.033%) COREP
9 2 (0.033%) FINREP
10 1 (0.017%) EMIR
10 1 (0.017%) FATCA
10 1 (0.017%) RosettaNet
10 1 (0.017%) Basel II
10 1 (0.017%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 326 (5.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 304 (5.06%) Active Directory
3 94 (1.57%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 90 (1.50%) Oracle RAC
5 81 (1.35%) VMware ESX
5 81 (1.35%) vSphere
6 75 (1.25%) Oracle RMAN
7 71 (1.18%) NFS
8 51 (0.85%) Hyper-V
9 39 (0.65%) XenApp
9 39 (0.65%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 32 (0.53%) Varnish
11 30 (0.50%) Samba
11 30 (0.50%) KVM
12 27 (0.45%) Nmap
12 27 (0.45%) XenDesktop
13 26 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
14 23 (0.38%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 23 (0.38%) HDFS
14 23 (0.38%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 364 (6.06%) Puppet
2 206 (3.43%) Opscode Chef
3 134 (2.23%) Nagios
4 126 (2.10%) Control-M
5 103 (1.72%) Tivoli
6 96 (1.60%) NetBackup
7 87 (1.45%) HP Quality Center
8 59 (0.98%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 50 (0.83%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 40 (0.67%) Ansible
11 39 (0.65%) CA SiteMinder
11 39 (0.65%) SCOM
12 36 (0.60%) Nessus
13 33 (0.55%) Data Guard
14 31 (0.52%) ITRS Geneos
15 25 (0.42%) Graphite
15 25 (0.42%) SCCM
15 25 (0.42%) BladeLogic
16 24 (0.40%) Salt
17 23 (0.38%) SELinux
Vendors
1 1993 (33.19%) Oracle
2 624 (10.39%) Red Hat
3 545 (9.08%) Microsoft
4 524 (8.73%) VMware
5 443 (7.38%) HP
6 390 (6.50%) IBM
7 315 (5.25%) Sybase
8 300 (5.00%) Cisco
9 205 (3.41%) Sun
10 181 (3.01%) Citrix
11 163 (2.71%) EMC
12 147 (2.45%) SAP
13 140 (2.33%) NetApp
14 136 (2.27%) Informatica
15 129 (2.15%) TIBCO
16 127 (2.12%) Veritas
17 96 (1.60%) Business Objects
18 90 (1.50%) F5
19 88 (1.47%) Remedy
20 80 (1.33%) Juniper
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