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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 31 32 30
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Contract jobs citing UNIX 2909 2721 2594
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 5.27% 5.16% 5.59%
As % of the Operating Systems category 23.83% 22.78% 25.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1704 1620 1511
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £268 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £568 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £355 £362
% change year-on-year
+8.45% -1.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 62 74
Average hourly rate £31.15 £30.75 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.30% +9.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.95 £21.15 £15.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.35 £51.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -

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
12205 11946 10017
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.12% 22.65% 21.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 7050 6806 5380
Average daily rate £363 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £160 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1012 1042 956
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.85 £34.00 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 27 May 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 +2 2609 £425 +2.40% 618
London +1 1261 £475 +5.55% 280
South East -2 521 £388 +3.33% 128
City of London -1 293 £475 +1.33% 92
North West +8 203 £475 +26.66% 32
Yorkshire +21 182 £375 +15.38% 26
Scotland -6 166 £375 +1.35% 31
West Yorkshire +19 151 £375 +15.38% 15
East of England +3 149 £350 - 45
Hampshire -1 140 £375 +7.14% 22
Berkshire +5 126 £400 +6.66% 31
Leeds +30 121 £375 +15.38% 11
East Midlands +30 118 £375 -4.45% 30
Glasgow -1 82 £350 -2.09% 7
South West -6 78 £425 +16.12% 35
Surrey -8 77 £388 -8.82% 23
West Midlands -21 74 £339 -0.07% 34
Manchester +3 68 £420 +34.40% 20
Hertfordshire +11 66 £360 -15.29% 18
Buckinghamshire -4 66 £320 +2.40% 17
Edinburgh +3 65 £395 +5.33% 19
Cheshire +8 59 £519 +60.85% 8
Reading +13 55 £425 +7.93% 23
Milton Keynes -2 49 £320 +6.66% 11
Nottinghamshire +21 46 £375 +3.44% 14
West Sussex +13 43 £438 -12.71% 5
Nottingham +20 41 £371 +2.41% 13
Lancashire +18 40 £560 +12.00% 2
Wales -4 40 £365 -2.66% 9
Gloucestershire -6 39 £438 +20.68% 5

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 2891 (50.60%) Linux
2 1937 (33.91%) SQL
3 1846 (32.31%) Oracle
4 1727 (30.23%) Java
5 1496 (26.19%) Windows
6 1251 (21.90%) Finance
7 1025 (17.94%) Agile Software Development
8 886 (15.51%) Shell Script
9 872 (15.26%) Perl
10 860 (15.05%) Banking
11 702 (12.29%) Solaris
12 695 (12.17%) Python
13 674 (11.80%) Security Cleared
14 634 (11.10%) HTML
15 619 (10.83%) Relational Database
16 612 (10.71%) JavaScript
17 598 (10.47%) Oracle Database
18 574 (10.05%) Configuration Management
19 555 (9.71%) XML
20 548 (9.59%) PL/SQL
21 529 (9.26%) Red Hat
22 528 (9.24%) C++
23 512 (8.96%) ITIL
24 503 (8.80%) Analytical Skills
25 491 (8.59%) Microsoft
26 465 (8.14%) SC Cleared
27 440 (7.70%) IBM
27 440 (7.70%) SQL Server
28 434 (7.60%) VMware
29 431 (7.54%) Subversion

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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
1 396 (6.93%) WebSphere
2 334 (5.85%) Tomcat
3 329 (5.76%) Apache
4 327 (5.72%) WebLogic
5 201 (3.52%) JBoss
6 161 (2.82%) IIS
7 133 (2.33%) WebSphere Application Server
8 112 (1.96%) SAS
9 106 (1.86%) Node.js
10 76 (1.33%) MS Exchange
11 75 (1.31%) SharePoint
12 53 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
13 48 (0.84%) MQSeries
14 47 (0.82%) Confluence
15 45 (0.79%) nginx
16 38 (0.67%) IBM HTTP Server
17 36 (0.63%) Apache Solr
18 35 (0.61%) GlassFish
19 32 (0.56%) CMS
20 29 (0.51%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 272 (4.76%) MS Excel
2 134 (2.35%) MS Office
3 80 (1.40%) MS Visio
4 59 (1.03%) MS PowerPoint
5 29 (0.51%) MS Project
6 15 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
7 13 (0.23%) PaintShop Pro
8 10 (0.18%) SOLIDWORKS
9 7 (0.12%) Doxygen
10 6 (0.11%) Acrobat
11 5 (0.088%) AutoCAD
11 5 (0.088%) InfoPath
12 3 (0.053%) SPSS
13 2 (0.035%) Photoshop
13 2 (0.035%) Fireworks
13 2 (0.035%) PrintSoft PReS
13 2 (0.035%) Maya
13 2 (0.035%) HipChat
13 2 (0.035%) Siemens NX
13 2 (0.035%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 89 (1.56%) Oracle EBS
2 60 (1.05%) Oracle EBS R12
3 48 (0.84%) Oracle Applications
4 29 (0.51%) Oracle General Ledger
4 29 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
5 25 (0.44%) Summit
6 23 (0.40%) BusinessWorks
7 22 (0.39%) Oracle Payables
8 21 (0.37%) Oracle Financials
9 20 (0.35%) Oracle Receivables
9 20 (0.35%) ION MarketView
10 18 (0.32%) RMDS
11 14 (0.25%) Oracle 11i
12 13 (0.23%) Global One
12 13 (0.23%) Maximo
13 12 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
14 11 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
15 10 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
16 9 (0.16%) Tridion
17 8 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 223 (3.90%) Amazon AWS
2 77 (1.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 50 (0.88%) PaaS
4 46 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
5 43 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
5 43 (0.75%) SaaS
6 30 (0.53%) IaaS
7 26 (0.46%) Amazon S3
8 24 (0.42%) Heroku
9 19 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
10 16 (0.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 12 (0.21%) Office 365
12 9 (0.16%) GitHub
13 8 (0.14%) Route 53
14 7 (0.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 5 (0.088%) Google Cloud Platform
16 4 (0.070%) HP Helion
16 4 (0.070%) OpenShift
16 4 (0.070%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 4 (0.070%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 376 (6.58%) Firewall
2 366 (6.41%) SAN
3 353 (6.18%) TCP/IP
4 266 (4.66%) HTTP
5 253 (4.43%) DNS
6 225 (3.94%) LDAP
7 183 (3.20%) Internet
8 159 (2.78%) WAN
9 152 (2.66%) SSL
10 140 (2.45%) LAN
11 124 (2.17%) NAS
12 96 (1.68%) VPN
13 88 (1.54%) Network Security
14 76 (1.33%) BGP
15 73 (1.28%) DHCP
16 65 (1.14%) OSPF
17 62 (1.09%) FTP
18 51 (0.89%) Intrusion Detection
19 47 (0.82%) Fibre Channel
20 45 (0.79%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 619 (10.83%) Relational Database
2 598 (10.47%) Oracle Database
3 440 (7.70%) SQL Server
4 315 (5.51%) MySQL
5 261 (4.57%) Oracle Database 11g
6 250 (4.38%) DB2
7 238 (4.17%) RDBMS
8 235 (4.11%) Data Warehouse
9 186 (3.26%) MongoDB
10 151 (2.64%) Oracle Reports
11 125 (2.19%) Oracle Database 10g
12 101 (1.77%) Hadoop
13 94 (1.65%) Big Data
14 87 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
15 83 (1.45%) NoSQL
16 68 (1.19%) OLTP
17 66 (1.16%) SAS Data Integration Studio
18 58 (1.02%) Neo4j
19 53 (0.93%) PowerCenter
20 50 (0.88%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 431 (7.54%) Subversion
2 362 (6.34%) Git (software)
3 265 (4.64%) Jenkins
4 235 (4.11%) Maven
5 207 (3.62%) Ant
6 204 (3.57%) JIRA
7 120 (2.10%) JUnit
8 119 (2.08%) ClearCase
9 110 (1.93%) Eclipse
10 92 (1.61%) Selenium
11 86 (1.51%) Oracle Forms
12 76 (1.33%) Cucumber
13 62 (1.09%) TeamCity
14 58 (1.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 55 (0.96%) GoogleTest
16 53 (0.93%) Toad
17 52 (0.91%) Hudson
18 47 (0.82%) CruiseControl
19 46 (0.81%) NUnit
20 44 (0.77%) CppUnit
General
1 1251 (21.90%) Finance
2 860 (15.05%) Banking
3 372 (6.51%) Investment Banking
4 315 (5.51%) Front Office
5 247 (4.32%) Telecoms
6 150 (2.63%) Retail
7 89 (1.56%) Marketing
8 87 (1.52%) Financial Institution
9 70 (1.23%) Back Office
10 55 (0.96%) Legal
10 55 (0.96%) Manufacturing
11 43 (0.75%) Billing
12 26 (0.46%) Games
13 23 (0.40%) General Ledger
14 20 (0.35%) Publishing
15 19 (0.33%) Electronics
16 17 (0.30%) Advertising
16 17 (0.30%) Retail Banking
17 14 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
18 13 (0.23%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1708 (29.90%) Developer
2 804 (14.07%) Analyst
3 497 (8.70%) Java Developer
4 472 (8.26%) Architect
5 384 (6.72%) Administrator
6 282 (4.94%) Consultant
7 271 (4.74%) Support Analyst
8 223 (3.90%) Applications Support
9 211 (3.69%) Systems Administrator
10 203 (3.55%) C++ Developer
11 174 (3.05%) Test Analyst
12 167 (2.92%) Senior Developer
13 166 (2.91%) Technical Architect
14 154 (2.70%) UNIX Administrator
15 152 (2.66%) DBA
15 152 (2.66%) DevOps Engineer
16 137 (2.40%) Oracle Developer
17 107 (1.87%) Linux Engineer
18 106 (1.86%) Project Manager
19 105 (1.84%) UNIX Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 634 (11.10%) HTML
2 555 (9.71%) XML
3 385 (6.74%) Web Services
4 381 (6.67%) J2EE
5 336 (5.88%) .NET
6 335 (5.86%) Middleware
7 322 (5.64%) CSS
8 254 (4.45%) Spring
9 197 (3.45%) JSP
10 168 (2.94%) REST
11 164 (2.87%) FIX Protocol
12 153 (2.68%) Hibernate
13 134 (2.35%) RESTful
14 133 (2.33%) SOAP
15 119 (2.08%) HTML5
16 113 (1.98%) Java EE
16 113 (1.98%) Ajax
17 107 (1.87%) ASP.NET
18 106 (1.86%) jQuery
19 101 (1.77%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 503 (8.80%) Analytical Skills
2 271 (4.74%) Data Centre
3 232 (4.06%) Derivative
4 207 (3.62%) Computer Science
5 177 (3.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 162 (2.84%) Clustering
7 150 (2.63%) Equities
8 141 (2.47%) Fixed Income
9 135 (2.36%) Mainframe
10 127 (2.22%) Management Information System
11 87 (1.52%) Visualisation
12 80 (1.40%) Replication
13 67 (1.17%) Client/Server
14 62 (1.09%) Equity Derivative
15 60 (1.05%) PKI
16 47 (0.82%) Mobile App
16 47 (0.82%) Data Integration
16 47 (0.82%) Data Structures
17 45 (0.79%) Mathematics
18 39 (0.68%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 2891 (50.60%) Linux
2 1496 (26.19%) Windows
3 702 (12.29%) Solaris
4 426 (7.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 410 (7.18%) AIX
6 236 (4.13%) Mac OS X
7 161 (2.82%) Windows Server 2003
8 155 (2.71%) Windows Server 2008
9 129 (2.26%) HPUX
10 74 (1.30%) Windows Server 2012
11 72 (1.26%) CentOS
12 63 (1.10%) Ubuntu
13 58 (1.02%) Windows 7
14 57 (1.00%) SUSE
15 54 (0.95%) Windows XP
16 41 (0.72%) Android
16 41 (0.72%) Apple iOS
17 34 (0.60%) Windows NT
18 28 (0.49%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
19 27 (0.47%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1025 (17.94%) Agile Software Development
2 574 (10.05%) Configuration Management
3 512 (8.96%) ITIL
4 416 (7.28%) Continuous Integration
5 385 (6.74%) Migration
6 368 (6.44%) OO
7 355 (6.21%) TDD
8 337 (5.90%) SDLC
9 326 (5.71%) DevOps
10 301 (5.27%) Project Management
11 265 (4.64%) Multithreading
11 265 (4.64%) Performance Tuning
12 264 (4.62%) Scrum
13 251 (4.39%) ETL
14 250 (4.38%) Software Engineering
15 196 (3.43%) Open Source
16 192 (3.36%) Web Development
17 189 (3.31%) E-Commerce
18 188 (3.29%) Change Management
19 187 (3.27%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1937 (33.91%) SQL
2 1727 (30.23%) Java
3 886 (15.51%) Shell Script
4 872 (15.26%) Perl
5 695 (12.17%) Python
6 612 (10.71%) JavaScript
7 548 (9.59%) PL/SQL
8 528 (9.24%) C++
9 330 (5.78%) Ruby
10 310 (5.43%) C
11 245 (4.29%) Bash Shell
12 240 (4.20%) C#
13 227 (3.97%) PHP
14 168 (2.94%) PowerShell
15 135 (2.36%) Korn
16 113 (1.98%) Scala
17 72 (1.26%) VB
18 53 (0.93%) VBScript
19 49 (0.86%) T-SQL
20 44 (0.77%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 674 (11.80%) Security Cleared
2 465 (8.14%) SC Cleared
3 391 (6.84%) Degree
4 150 (2.63%) DV Cleared
5 148 (2.59%) Cisco Certification
6 107 (1.87%) ISTQB
7 106 (1.86%) ISEB
8 86 (1.51%) Microsoft Certification
9 77 (1.35%) CCNA
10 72 (1.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 67 (1.17%) ITIL Certification
12 53 (0.93%) CISSP
13 52 (0.91%) CCNP
14 45 (0.79%) MCITP
15 41 (0.72%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 37 (0.65%) Sun Certification
17 32 (0.56%) MCSE
18 30 (0.53%) CCIE
19 28 (0.49%) PMI Certification
20 27 (0.47%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 201 (3.52%) QA
2 90 (1.58%) SLA
3 34 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 27 (0.47%) Data Quality
5 15 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 14 (0.25%) PCI DSS
7 9 (0.16%) COBIT
7 9 (0.16%) FATCA
8 7 (0.12%) EMIR
9 6 (0.11%) COREP
9 6 (0.11%) HL7
9 6 (0.11%) DICOM
9 6 (0.11%) ISO 9001
9 6 (0.11%) GxP
10 5 (0.088%) FINREP
11 4 (0.070%) Solvency II
12 3 (0.053%) PMBOK
13 2 (0.035%) ISO/IEC 14443
13 2 (0.035%) COSO
13 2 (0.035%) Basel II
System Software
1 279 (4.88%) Active Directory
2 239 (4.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 90 (1.58%) Oracle RAC
4 78 (1.37%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 69 (1.21%) vSphere
6 63 (1.10%) VMware ESX
7 56 (0.98%) NFS
8 52 (0.91%) Hyper-V
9 36 (0.63%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 35 (0.61%) XenApp
11 25 (0.44%) Samba
12 23 (0.40%) HDFS
13 22 (0.39%) Sendmail
14 18 (0.32%) Docker
15 17 (0.30%) Apache Flume
15 17 (0.30%) KVM
16 16 (0.28%) Shibboleth
17 15 (0.26%) XenServer
17 15 (0.26%) Xen
17 15 (0.26%) RACF
Systems Management
1 357 (6.25%) Puppet
2 190 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
3 136 (2.38%) Tivoli
4 94 (1.65%) HP Quality Center
5 89 (1.56%) Control-M
6 75 (1.31%) NetBackup
6 75 (1.31%) Oracle RMAN
7 64 (1.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 62 (1.09%) Ansible
9 61 (1.07%) Nagios
10 52 (0.91%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 51 (0.89%) Salt
12 49 (0.86%) CA Single Sign-On
13 43 (0.75%) Data Guard
14 37 (0.65%) BladeLogic
15 33 (0.58%) ITRS Geneos
16 30 (0.53%) SCOM
17 26 (0.46%) SCCM
18 25 (0.44%) OpenView
19 21 (0.37%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 1846 (32.31%) Oracle
2 529 (9.26%) Red Hat
3 491 (8.59%) Microsoft
4 440 (7.70%) IBM
5 434 (7.60%) VMware
6 378 (6.62%) HP
7 326 (5.71%) Cisco
8 285 (4.99%) Sybase
9 185 (3.24%) Sun
9 185 (3.24%) Citrix
10 171 (2.99%) NetApp
11 163 (2.85%) Informatica
12 138 (2.42%) SAP
13 134 (2.35%) Veritas
14 128 (2.24%) EMC
15 119 (2.08%) TIBCO
16 98 (1.72%) Business Objects
17 97 (1.70%) Juniper
18 88 (1.54%) F5
19 87 (1.52%) Remedy
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