The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 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 of the Operating Systems category.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 31 29 23
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -6
Contract jobs citing UNIX 2771 2806 3374
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 5.15% 5.50% 5.83%
As % of the Operating Systems category 22.68% 24.59% 27.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1570 1578 1794
Average daily rate
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£410 £410 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 60 75
Average hourly rate £30.00 £28.15 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.57% +12.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £16.50 £12.79
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £53.00 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -4.76%
Operating Systems Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
12217 11412 12130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.69% 22.38% 20.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 6922 6258 5967
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £175 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1034 1020 1257
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £17.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -4.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%

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 23 July 2014.

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 23 July 2014.

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 23 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
(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 +1 2486 £423 -0.58% 744
London +1 1379 £450 - 371
South East -3 458 £350 -6.66% 115
City of London +8 344 £455 -4.21% 154
Scotland -6 197 £360 -4.00% 43
Hampshire +1 169 £350 +4.47% 21
North West -17 121 £425 +34.92% 40
East of England +9 119 £375 +7.14% 49
West Midlands +16 116 £318 -10.43% 23
Glasgow 0 108 £375 +7.14% 27
Berkshire -9 105 £350 -3.78% 38
Surrey -2 71 £375 -1.31% 22
South West -18 71 £393 +4.66% 68
Buckinghamshire +7 70 £350 +3.70% 13
East Midlands -2 66 £356 +7.54% 15
Yorkshire -27 65 £338 +3.84% 43
North East +19 63 £278 -24.74% 19
Edinburgh -13 58 £358 -4.66% 10
Milton Keynes +13 57 £363 +26.08% 6
Tyne and Wear +18 55 £275 -25.42% 18
Manchester -11 54 £381 +41.20% 18
Newcastle upon Tyne +16 51 £280 -24.06% 18
Gosport -2 48 £441 +26.07% 4
West Yorkshire -31 48 £325 -7.14% 27
Reading -6 34 £350 -4.10% 13
Cheshire -17 34 £375 +15.38% 8
Cambridgeshire +3 31 £390 +11.42% 24
Leeds -12 31 £325 -10.34% 21
Birmingham +5 29 £324 -19.06% 5
Essex +10 24 £448 -10.50% 1

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 2749 (47.55%) Linux
2 2181 (37.73%) Oracle
3 1957 (33.85%) SQL
4 1724 (29.82%) Windows
5 1648 (28.51%) Java
6 1397 (24.17%) Finance
7 853 (14.76%) Banking
8 852 (14.74%) Perl
9 838 (14.50%) Shell Script
10 732 (12.66%) HTML
11 696 (12.04%) JavaScript
12 675 (11.68%) Solaris
13 668 (11.56%) Oracle Database
14 619 (10.71%) Microsoft
15 610 (10.55%) XML
16 589 (10.19%) Relational Database
17 583 (10.08%) Security Cleared
18 577 (9.98%) ITIL
19 558 (9.65%) Red Hat
20 545 (9.43%) PL/SQL
21 541 (9.36%) Python
22 530 (9.17%) HP
23 521 (9.01%) VMware
24 506 (8.75%) IBM
25 472 (8.16%) SQL Server
26 467 (8.08%) SC Cleared
27 464 (8.03%) Web Services
28 455 (7.87%) SAN
29 454 (7.85%) Subversion
29 454 (7.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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
1 413 (7.14%) WebSphere
2 357 (6.18%) WebLogic
3 351 (6.07%) Apache
4 323 (5.59%) Tomcat
5 128 (2.21%) IIS
6 116 (2.01%) WebSphere Application Server
7 96 (1.66%) SharePoint
8 94 (1.63%) MS Exchange
8 94 (1.63%) Node.js
9 89 (1.54%) SAS
10 73 (1.26%) Confluence
11 70 (1.21%) Oracle Workflow
12 67 (1.16%) MQSeries
13 64 (1.11%) CMS
14 48 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2003
15 44 (0.76%) nginx
16 42 (0.73%) Oracle Service Bus
16 42 (0.73%) CICS
17 34 (0.59%) TIBCO EMS
18 33 (0.57%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 262 (4.53%) MS Excel
2 149 (2.58%) MS Office
3 68 (1.18%) MS Visio
4 58 (1.00%) MS PowerPoint
5 32 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
6 24 (0.42%) MS Project
7 13 (0.22%) InfoPath
8 6 (0.10%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.052%) SPSS
9 3 (0.052%) Acrobat
9 3 (0.052%) Fireworks
10 2 (0.035%) Windchill
10 2 (0.035%) GIMP
10 2 (0.035%) Gephi
11 1 (0.017%) FastStats
11 1 (0.017%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 179 (3.10%) Oracle EBS
2 56 (0.97%) Oracle EBS R12
3 50 (0.86%) Oracle Applications
4 46 (0.80%) RMDS
5 45 (0.78%) Oracle Payables
6 38 (0.66%) ION MarketView
7 34 (0.59%) Oracle BPM
8 33 (0.57%) Oracle General Ledger
9 27 (0.47%) Oracle Receivables
10 20 (0.35%) CSG Singleview
11 17 (0.29%) Oracle Financials
11 17 (0.29%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
12 16 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
12 16 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
13 14 (0.24%) BusinessWorks
14 13 (0.22%) Cognos Business Intelligence
15 12 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
15 12 (0.21%) Murex MxG2000
15 12 (0.21%) Tridion
15 12 (0.21%) Global One
Cloud Services
1 134 (2.32%) Amazon AWS
2 91 (1.57%) Amazon EC2
3 50 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
4 33 (0.57%) Amazon S3
5 22 (0.38%) GitHub
6 19 (0.33%) SaaS
7 15 (0.26%) Microsoft Azure
7 15 (0.26%) Amazon ELB
8 8 (0.14%) Joyent
9 7 (0.12%) Office 365
10 6 (0.10%) IaaS
11 5 (0.086%) Amazon SQS
12 4 (0.069%) PaaS
12 4 (0.069%) Google Apps
13 2 (0.035%) SuccessFactors
13 2 (0.035%) Rackspace Cloud
14 1 (0.017%) Heroku
14 1 (0.017%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 455 (7.87%) SAN
2 391 (6.76%) TCP/IP
3 362 (6.26%) Firewall
4 306 (5.29%) HTTP
5 273 (4.72%) DNS
6 194 (3.36%) LDAP
7 159 (2.75%) Internet
8 148 (2.56%) SSL
9 144 (2.49%) WAN
10 142 (2.46%) LAN
11 133 (2.30%) NAS
12 112 (1.94%) FTP
13 107 (1.85%) VPN
14 83 (1.44%) HTTPS
15 81 (1.40%) SSH
16 75 (1.30%) Network Security
17 61 (1.06%) Wireshark
18 60 (1.04%) DHCP
19 54 (0.93%) SMTP
20 49 (0.85%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 668 (11.56%) Oracle Database
2 589 (10.19%) Relational Database
3 472 (8.16%) SQL Server
4 376 (6.50%) MySQL
5 324 (5.60%) Oracle Database 11g
6 247 (4.27%) Data Warehouse
7 245 (4.24%) RDBMS
8 239 (4.13%) DB2
9 213 (3.68%) Oracle Database 10g
10 191 (3.30%) Oracle Reports
11 128 (2.21%) MongoDB
12 120 (2.08%) NoSQL
13 68 (1.18%) Oracle9i Database
14 57 (0.99%) Big Data
15 55 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
16 53 (0.92%) Apache Cassandra
17 50 (0.86%) PowerCenter
18 47 (0.81%) Hadoop
18 47 (0.81%) Oracle Database 12c
19 46 (0.80%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 454 (7.85%) Subversion
2 311 (5.38%) Git (software)
3 241 (4.17%) JIRA
4 199 (3.44%) Maven
5 183 (3.17%) JUnit
6 182 (3.15%) Ant
7 163 (2.82%) Jenkins
8 141 (2.44%) Oracle Forms
9 130 (2.25%) Selenium
10 121 (2.09%) Eclipse
11 89 (1.54%) LoadRunner
12 79 (1.37%) Toad
13 71 (1.23%) QuickTest Pro
14 63 (1.09%) ClearCase
14 63 (1.09%) TeamCity
15 53 (0.92%) WebDriver
16 50 (0.86%) Cucumber
17 46 (0.80%) Hudson
18 38 (0.66%) Oracle APEX
19 36 (0.62%) SoapUI
General
1 1397 (24.17%) Finance
2 853 (14.76%) Banking
3 368 (6.37%) Investment Banking
4 260 (4.50%) Front Office
5 246 (4.26%) Telecoms
6 172 (2.98%) Financial Institution
7 159 (2.75%) Retail
8 104 (1.80%) Manufacturing
9 62 (1.07%) Back Office
10 47 (0.81%) Marketing
11 43 (0.74%) Games
12 39 (0.67%) Legal
13 32 (0.55%) Publishing
14 29 (0.50%) Advertising
15 28 (0.48%) Billing
16 24 (0.42%) General Ledger
17 22 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
18 20 (0.35%) Military
19 18 (0.31%) Electronics
20 16 (0.28%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 1634 (28.27%) Developer
2 915 (15.83%) Analyst
3 431 (7.46%) Administrator
4 423 (7.32%) Java Developer
5 318 (5.50%) Architect
6 306 (5.29%) Consultant
7 291 (5.03%) Support Analyst
8 258 (4.46%) DBA
9 236 (4.08%) Applications Support
10 191 (3.30%) Systems Administrator
11 190 (3.29%) C++ Developer
12 183 (3.17%) Test Analyst
13 179 (3.10%) Oracle DBA
14 174 (3.01%) Tester
15 162 (2.80%) Support Engineer
16 161 (2.78%) UNIX Administrator
17 159 (2.75%) Project Manager
18 140 (2.42%) Senior Developer
19 125 (2.16%) Applications Support Analyst
20 111 (1.92%) UNIX Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 732 (12.66%) HTML
2 610 (10.55%) XML
3 464 (8.03%) Web Services
4 426 (7.37%) CSS
4 426 (7.37%) .NET
5 361 (6.24%) J2EE
6 345 (5.97%) Spring
7 338 (5.85%) Middleware
8 284 (4.91%) JSP
9 230 (3.98%) jQuery
10 175 (3.03%) Hibernate
10 175 (3.03%) HTML5
11 164 (2.84%) Ajax
12 158 (2.73%) ASP.NET
13 149 (2.58%) SOAP
14 147 (2.54%) REST
15 124 (2.14%) WebSphere MQ
16 115 (1.99%) JMS
17 110 (1.90%) JSON
17 110 (1.90%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 184 (3.18%) Derivative
2 179 (3.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 175 (3.03%) Mainframe
3 175 (3.03%) Open Source
4 173 (2.99%) Clustering
5 169 (2.92%) Computer Science
6 159 (2.75%) Management Information System
7 158 (2.73%) Fixed Income
8 153 (2.65%) Equities
9 134 (2.32%) Replication
10 121 (2.09%) Enterprise Software
11 84 (1.45%) Hedge funds
12 59 (1.02%) Credit Risk
13 58 (1.00%) PKI
14 52 (0.90%) Visualisation
15 48 (0.83%) Data Integration
16 46 (0.80%) Mobile App
17 40 (0.69%) Web 2.0
18 38 (0.66%) AS400
19 36 (0.62%) STB
Operating Systems
1 2749 (47.55%) Linux
2 1724 (29.82%) Windows
3 675 (11.68%) Solaris
4 454 (7.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 364 (6.30%) AIX
6 224 (3.87%) Windows Server 2008
7 212 (3.67%) Windows Server 2003
8 154 (2.66%) HPUX
9 138 (2.39%) Mac OS X
10 107 (1.85%) Windows XP
11 80 (1.38%) Windows 7
12 73 (1.26%) Windows 2000
12 73 (1.26%) CentOS
13 64 (1.11%) SUSE
14 55 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
15 49 (0.85%) Debian
16 46 (0.80%) zOS
17 39 (0.67%) Oracle Linux
18 38 (0.66%) MVS
19 37 (0.64%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 577 (9.98%) ITIL
2 434 (7.51%) Agile Software Development
3 412 (7.13%) Configuration Management
4 364 (6.30%) Migration
5 344 (5.95%) OO
6 276 (4.77%) TDD
7 259 (4.48%) Performance Tuning
8 255 (4.41%) Continuous Integration
9 252 (4.36%) Project Management
10 251 (4.34%) Change Management
11 246 (4.26%) Scrum
12 230 (3.98%) DevOps
13 227 (3.93%) E-Commerce
13 227 (3.93%) Web Development
14 218 (3.77%) ETL
15 210 (3.63%) SOA
15 210 (3.63%) Multithreading
16 198 (3.43%) Software Engineering
17 195 (3.37%) Disaster Recovery
18 192 (3.32%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1957 (33.85%) SQL
2 1648 (28.51%) Java
3 852 (14.74%) Perl
4 838 (14.50%) Shell Script
5 696 (12.04%) JavaScript
6 545 (9.43%) PL/SQL
7 541 (9.36%) Python
8 432 (7.47%) C++
9 291 (5.03%) C
10 275 (4.76%) Bash Shell
11 268 (4.64%) Ruby
12 249 (4.31%) C#
13 221 (3.82%) PHP
14 169 (2.92%) PowerShell
15 150 (2.59%) Korn
16 105 (1.82%) Scala
17 93 (1.61%) VB
18 69 (1.19%) VBScript
19 64 (1.11%) T-SQL
20 51 (0.88%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 583 (10.08%) Security Cleared
2 467 (8.08%) SC Cleared
3 372 (6.43%) Degree
4 166 (2.87%) ISTQB
5 130 (2.25%) DV Cleared
6 129 (2.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 118 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
8 108 (1.87%) ISEB
9 90 (1.56%) CISSP
10 84 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
11 55 (0.95%) CCNP
12 51 (0.88%) MCSE
13 44 (0.76%) MCITP
14 41 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
15 40 (0.69%) CISM
16 39 (0.67%) CCNA
17 33 (0.57%) PMI Certification
17 33 (0.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
18 30 (0.52%) Sun Certification
18 30 (0.52%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 219 (3.79%) QA
2 156 (2.70%) SLA
3 42 (0.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 42 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 18 (0.31%) PCI DSS
5 12 (0.21%) ISO 9001
6 11 (0.19%) COBIT
6 11 (0.19%) Data Quality
7 8 (0.14%) Basel III
7 8 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 7 (0.12%) TickIT
9 4 (0.069%) CRD IV
10 3 (0.052%) Dodd-Frank
10 3 (0.052%) BS7799
11 2 (0.035%) HL7
12 1 (0.017%) Solvency II
12 1 (0.017%) HIPAA
12 1 (0.017%) WAI
12 1 (0.017%) Basel II
12 1 (0.017%) FINREP
System Software
1 360 (6.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 262 (4.53%) Active Directory
3 191 (3.30%) Oracle RAC
4 100 (1.73%) Oracle RMAN
5 76 (1.31%) VMware ESX
6 66 (1.14%) vSphere
7 65 (1.12%) Hyper-V
8 64 (1.11%) NFS
9 62 (1.07%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 48 (0.83%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 44 (0.76%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 39 (0.67%) vCloud
13 38 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
14 33 (0.57%) Nmap
15 29 (0.50%) KVM
16 26 (0.45%) XenServer
17 23 (0.40%) RHEV
18 22 (0.38%) XenDesktop
19 20 (0.35%) XenApp
20 19 (0.33%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 269 (4.65%) Puppet
2 205 (3.55%) Tivoli
3 171 (2.96%) Opscode Chef
4 141 (2.44%) HP Quality Center
5 128 (2.21%) NetBackup
6 122 (2.11%) Control-M
7 116 (2.01%) Data Guard
8 108 (1.87%) Nagios
9 92 (1.59%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 86 (1.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 56 (0.97%) ITRS Geneos
12 48 (0.83%) SCOM
13 47 (0.81%) Backup Exec
14 39 (0.67%) BMC PATROL
15 33 (0.57%) Nessus
16 26 (0.45%) ZABBIX
17 24 (0.42%) SCCM
17 24 (0.42%) OpenView
18 23 (0.40%) EMC NetWorker
19 22 (0.38%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 2181 (37.73%) Oracle
2 619 (10.71%) Microsoft
3 558 (9.65%) Red Hat
4 530 (9.17%) HP
5 521 (9.01%) VMware
6 506 (8.75%) IBM
7 335 (5.79%) Sybase
8 241 (4.17%) Cisco
9 206 (3.56%) Citrix
10 200 (3.46%) Sun
11 159 (2.75%) NetApp
12 155 (2.68%) EMC
13 151 (2.61%) Veritas
14 127 (2.20%) JBoss
15 123 (2.13%) TIBCO
16 120 (2.08%) SAP
17 118 (2.04%) Informatica
18 95 (1.64%) BMC
19 83 (1.44%) Remedy
20 79 (1.37%) CheckPoint
London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
ARM Technology
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 8 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £280.00 - £310.00 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Roc Search
Posted: 9 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Roc Search
Posted: 9 hours ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Wiltshire
Montash
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: £Excellent Consultancy Rates
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Dorset
Square One Resources
Rate: From £400 to £475 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Cumbria
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 14 hours ago
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 15 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
JM
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Hampshire
Sanderson
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
CK Group
Rate: £21,000
Posted: 16 hours ago
Lancashire
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £250 - £320 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £900 - £1050 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Jumar
Posted: Yesterday