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 3 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 31 32 30
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Contract jobs citing UNIX 2971 2750 2712
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 5.32% 5.20% 5.51%
As % of the Operating Systems category 24.18% 22.44% 24.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1722 1583 1524
Average daily rate
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£420 £410 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.43% -3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £365
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 52 64
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.25 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +20.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.23 £14.75 £15.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £51.00 £39.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +18.64%

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
12286 12253 10953
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.00% 23.15% 22.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 7211 6953 5956
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £165 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 958 1023 1010
Average hourly rate £16.84 £15.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.26% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -6.25%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 3 July 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 2633 £425 +0.59% 705
London 0 1315 £450 - 325
South East +4 576 £400 +14.28% 141
City of London -5 343 £475 +5.55% 130
Scotland +3 188 £369 +2.43% 33
Yorkshire +26 162 £350 +7.69% 49
East of England +16 156 £350 +9.37% 47
Hampshire -2 154 £388 +10.71% 26
North West -3 137 £400 - 43
Berkshire +4 126 £400 +14.28% 37
West Yorkshire +18 113 £344 +5.76% 39
East Midlands +24 105 £375 -6.25% 11
South West +6 95 £400 +7.82% 51
Surrey 0 90 £400 - 39
Leeds +16 84 £325 +8.33% 32
Glasgow -2 83 £353 -2.08% 12
Buckinghamshire +1 74 £320 -1.53% 12
Edinburgh 0 69 £369 +13.46% 17
West Midlands -28 65 £340 +0.74% 24
West Sussex +25 62 £450 -12.19% 9
Hertfordshire +11 61 £350 - 12
Milton Keynes -1 60 £320 +0.78% 6
Reading +11 59 £400 +4.23% 15
Manchester -12 46 £375 -3.22% 24
Gloucestershire +11 44 £425 +18.88% 13
Cambridgeshire 0 41 £325 -18.75% 19
Essex +13 40 £400 +59.68% 8
Nottinghamshire +17 37 £365 +32.72% 4
Cambridge +9 37 £325 -21.21% 10
South Yorkshire +4 36 £363 -10.76% 7

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 2926 (49.26%) Linux
2 2104 (35.42%) SQL
3 1938 (32.63%) Oracle
4 1749 (29.44%) Java
5 1585 (26.68%) Windows
6 1347 (22.68%) Finance
7 1093 (18.40%) Agile Software Development
8 932 (15.69%) Shell Script
9 927 (15.61%) Perl
10 868 (14.61%) Banking
11 699 (11.77%) Solaris
12 694 (11.68%) Python
13 662 (11.14%) Security Cleared
14 647 (10.89%) Oracle Database
15 629 (10.59%) HTML
16 628 (10.57%) Relational Database
17 622 (10.47%) XML
18 620 (10.44%) JavaScript
19 582 (9.80%) Configuration Management
20 573 (9.65%) PL/SQL
21 556 (9.36%) C++
22 529 (8.91%) Microsoft
23 510 (8.59%) Analytical Skills
24 509 (8.57%) ITIL
25 507 (8.54%) Red Hat
26 487 (8.20%) SQL Server
27 485 (8.16%) VMware
28 452 (7.61%) IBM
29 449 (7.56%) SC Cleared
30 426 (7.17%) AIX

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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
1 391 (6.58%) WebSphere
2 326 (5.49%) Apache
3 324 (5.45%) Tomcat
4 296 (4.98%) WebLogic
5 191 (3.22%) JBoss
6 159 (2.68%) IIS
7 129 (2.17%) SAS
8 126 (2.12%) WebSphere Application Server
9 111 (1.87%) Node.js
10 80 (1.35%) MS Exchange
11 69 (1.16%) SharePoint
12 50 (0.84%) MQSeries
13 49 (0.82%) Confluence
14 38 (0.64%) Elasticsearch
15 35 (0.59%) nginx
16 34 (0.57%) NetWeaver
17 33 (0.56%) IBM HTTP Server
17 33 (0.56%) GlassFish
18 30 (0.51%) Oracle Workflow
18 30 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 289 (4.87%) MS Excel
2 144 (2.42%) MS Office
3 102 (1.72%) MS Visio
4 60 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
5 36 (0.61%) MS Project
6 22 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
7 16 (0.27%) PaintShop Pro
8 11 (0.19%) AutoCAD
9 8 (0.13%) Siemens NX
10 7 (0.12%) Doxygen
11 6 (0.10%) SOLIDWORKS
11 6 (0.10%) Acrobat
12 5 (0.084%) InfoPath
13 4 (0.067%) CATIA
14 3 (0.051%) HipChat
15 2 (0.034%) PTC Creo
15 2 (0.034%) Maya
15 2 (0.034%) PrintSoft PReS
15 2 (0.034%) Fireworks
15 2 (0.034%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 86 (1.45%) Oracle EBS
2 58 (0.98%) Oracle EBS R12
3 46 (0.77%) Oracle Applications
4 28 (0.47%) Summit
4 28 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
4 28 (0.47%) Oracle General Ledger
5 25 (0.42%) Oracle Payables
6 22 (0.37%) Oracle Receivables
6 22 (0.37%) ION MarketView
7 21 (0.35%) Maximo
8 19 (0.32%) BusinessWorks
9 16 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
10 15 (0.25%) Global One
11 14 (0.24%) RMDS
11 14 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
12 13 (0.22%) Oracle 11i
13 12 (0.20%) Teamcenter
14 11 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
15 10 (0.17%) Oracle Retail
16 9 (0.15%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 226 (3.80%) Amazon AWS
2 70 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 51 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
4 43 (0.72%) SaaS
5 41 (0.69%) PaaS
6 38 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
7 33 (0.56%) IaaS
8 25 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
9 17 (0.29%) Amazon S3
9 17 (0.29%) Heroku
10 14 (0.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 12 (0.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 11 (0.19%) Office 365
13 7 (0.12%) Route 53
13 7 (0.12%) GitHub
14 6 (0.10%) HP Helion
14 6 (0.10%) Google Cloud Platform
15 5 (0.084%) Google Analytics
16 4 (0.067%) OpenShift
16 4 (0.067%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 406 (6.84%) Firewall
2 404 (6.80%) SAN
3 396 (6.67%) TCP/IP
4 285 (4.80%) HTTP
5 268 (4.51%) DNS
6 235 (3.96%) LDAP
7 221 (3.72%) Internet
8 179 (3.01%) SSL
9 171 (2.88%) WAN
10 149 (2.51%) LAN
11 147 (2.47%) NAS
12 101 (1.70%) VPN
13 90 (1.52%) Network Security
14 86 (1.45%) DHCP
15 77 (1.30%) BGP
16 68 (1.14%) OSPF
17 60 (1.01%) 3G
18 59 (0.99%) FTP
19 58 (0.98%) Wireless
19 58 (0.98%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 647 (10.89%) Oracle Database
2 628 (10.57%) Relational Database
3 487 (8.20%) SQL Server
4 351 (5.91%) MySQL
5 277 (4.66%) DB2
6 276 (4.65%) Oracle Database 11g
7 254 (4.28%) Data Warehouse
8 234 (3.94%) RDBMS
9 206 (3.47%) MongoDB
10 164 (2.76%) Oracle Reports
11 146 (2.46%) Oracle Database 10g
12 110 (1.85%) Hadoop
13 109 (1.84%) Big Data
14 99 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
15 82 (1.38%) NoSQL
16 75 (1.26%) SAS Data Integration Studio
17 61 (1.03%) Neo4j
18 59 (0.99%) PowerCenter
18 59 (0.99%) OLTP
19 56 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 409 (6.89%) Subversion
2 363 (6.11%) Git (software)
3 284 (4.78%) Jenkins
4 222 (3.74%) Maven
5 215 (3.62%) JIRA
6 183 (3.08%) Ant
7 112 (1.89%) JUnit
8 111 (1.87%) Selenium
9 99 (1.67%) Eclipse
10 98 (1.65%) ClearCase
11 97 (1.63%) Oracle Forms
12 84 (1.41%) Cucumber
13 64 (1.08%) SoapUI
14 60 (1.01%) LoadRunner
15 59 (0.99%) TeamCity
16 56 (0.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 48 (0.81%) Hudson
17 48 (0.81%) GoogleTest
18 42 (0.71%) NUnit
19 41 (0.69%) HP UFT
General
1 1347 (22.68%) Finance
2 868 (14.61%) Banking
3 370 (6.23%) Investment Banking
4 297 (5.00%) Front Office
5 261 (4.39%) Telecoms
6 163 (2.74%) Retail
7 103 (1.73%) Financial Institution
8 87 (1.46%) Marketing
9 73 (1.23%) Back Office
10 57 (0.96%) Legal
11 55 (0.93%) Manufacturing
12 42 (0.71%) Billing
13 26 (0.44%) Electronics
14 24 (0.40%) General Ledger
15 21 (0.35%) French Language
16 20 (0.34%) Retail Banking
16 20 (0.34%) Games
17 19 (0.32%) Publishing
18 18 (0.30%) Advertising
19 16 (0.27%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 1728 (29.09%) Developer
2 810 (13.64%) Analyst
3 554 (9.33%) Architect
4 478 (8.05%) Java Developer
5 399 (6.72%) Administrator
6 325 (5.47%) Consultant
7 257 (4.33%) Support Analyst
8 222 (3.74%) Applications Support
9 217 (3.65%) Systems Administrator
10 201 (3.38%) C++ Developer
11 193 (3.25%) Senior Developer
12 190 (3.20%) Test Analyst
13 168 (2.83%) DBA
14 167 (2.81%) Technical Architect
15 154 (2.59%) UNIX Administrator
16 153 (2.58%) Oracle Developer
17 150 (2.53%) DevOps Engineer
18 119 (2.00%) Project Manager
19 117 (1.97%) Infrastructure Architect
20 109 (1.84%) UNIX Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 629 (10.59%) HTML
2 622 (10.47%) XML
3 409 (6.89%) Web Services
4 371 (6.25%) J2EE
5 360 (6.06%) .NET
6 327 (5.51%) Middleware
7 317 (5.34%) CSS
8 264 (4.44%) Spring
9 191 (3.22%) REST
10 174 (2.93%) SOAP
11 171 (2.88%) JSP
11 171 (2.88%) FIX Protocol
12 156 (2.63%) Hibernate
13 140 (2.36%) RESTful
14 132 (2.22%) HTML5
15 118 (1.99%) ASP.NET
16 117 (1.97%) Java EE
17 104 (1.75%) JMS
18 102 (1.72%) Ajax
19 96 (1.62%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 510 (8.59%) Analytical Skills
2 315 (5.30%) Data Centre
3 233 (3.92%) Derivative
4 195 (3.28%) Computer Science
5 188 (3.16%) Clustering
6 180 (3.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 163 (2.74%) Equities
8 142 (2.39%) Mainframe
9 139 (2.34%) Management Information System
10 134 (2.26%) Fixed Income
11 96 (1.62%) Visualisation
12 95 (1.60%) Replication
13 75 (1.26%) Client/Server
14 72 (1.21%) PKI
15 67 (1.13%) Equity Derivative
16 53 (0.89%) Data Integration
17 46 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
18 44 (0.74%) Data Structures
19 43 (0.72%) Credit Risk
20 39 (0.66%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 2926 (49.26%) Linux
2 1585 (26.68%) Windows
3 699 (11.77%) Solaris
4 426 (7.17%) AIX
5 394 (6.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 232 (3.91%) Mac OS X
7 175 (2.95%) Windows Server 2008
8 159 (2.68%) Windows Server 2003
9 124 (2.09%) HPUX
10 84 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
11 68 (1.14%) CentOS
12 63 (1.06%) Ubuntu
13 58 (0.98%) Windows 7
14 54 (0.91%) Windows XP
15 44 (0.74%) SUSE
16 38 (0.64%) Android
16 38 (0.64%) Apple iOS
17 31 (0.52%) Oracle Linux
18 30 (0.51%) Windows NT
19 27 (0.45%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1093 (18.40%) Agile Software Development
2 582 (9.80%) Configuration Management
3 509 (8.57%) ITIL
4 413 (6.95%) Continuous Integration
5 410 (6.90%) Migration
6 400 (6.73%) TDD
7 349 (5.88%) SDLC
8 339 (5.71%) OO
9 335 (5.64%) DevOps
10 318 (5.35%) Scrum
11 315 (5.30%) Project Management
12 310 (5.22%) Performance Tuning
13 279 (4.70%) ETL
14 276 (4.65%) Multithreading
15 261 (4.39%) Software Engineering
16 201 (3.38%) Change Management
17 192 (3.23%) E-Commerce
17 192 (3.23%) Open Source
18 191 (3.22%) Web Development
19 186 (3.13%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 2104 (35.42%) SQL
2 1749 (29.44%) Java
3 932 (15.69%) Shell Script
4 927 (15.61%) Perl
5 694 (11.68%) Python
6 620 (10.44%) JavaScript
7 573 (9.65%) PL/SQL
8 556 (9.36%) C++
9 333 (5.61%) Ruby
10 330 (5.56%) C
11 264 (4.44%) C#
12 251 (4.23%) Bash Shell
13 205 (3.45%) PHP
14 171 (2.88%) PowerShell
15 146 (2.46%) Korn
16 124 (2.09%) Scala
17 81 (1.36%) VB
18 52 (0.88%) VBScript
19 47 (0.79%) T-SQL
20 45 (0.76%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 662 (11.14%) Security Cleared
2 449 (7.56%) SC Cleared
3 385 (6.48%) Degree
4 169 (2.85%) DV Cleared
5 157 (2.64%) Cisco Certification
6 124 (2.09%) ISTQB
7 111 (1.87%) ISEB
8 88 (1.48%) Microsoft Certification
9 83 (1.40%) CCNA
10 69 (1.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 56 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
12 54 (0.91%) CCNP
13 49 (0.82%) CISSP
14 42 (0.71%) MCSE
15 38 (0.64%) MCITP
16 36 (0.61%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
17 29 (0.49%) Sun Certification
18 23 (0.39%) PMI Certification
19 22 (0.37%) CCIE
19 22 (0.37%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 210 (3.54%) QA
2 100 (1.68%) SLA
3 34 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 34 (0.57%) Data Quality
4 17 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (0.19%) FATCA
5 11 (0.19%) PCI DSS
6 10 (0.17%) EMIR
7 9 (0.15%) COBIT
8 8 (0.13%) Solvency II
8 8 (0.13%) ISO 9001
9 7 (0.12%) HL7
10 6 (0.10%) DICOM
10 6 (0.10%) GxP
10 6 (0.10%) Basel II
10 6 (0.10%) COREP
11 5 (0.084%) FINREP
12 4 (0.067%) PMBOK
13 2 (0.034%) ISO/IEC 14443
13 2 (0.034%) COSO
System Software
1 290 (4.88%) Active Directory
2 276 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 89 (1.50%) Oracle RAC
4 84 (1.41%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 75 (1.26%) VMware ESX
6 74 (1.25%) vSphere
7 72 (1.21%) NFS
8 58 (0.98%) Hyper-V
9 47 (0.79%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 39 (0.66%) XenApp
11 26 (0.44%) Samba
11 26 (0.44%) Docker
12 23 (0.39%) KVM
13 22 (0.37%) Veritas File System
14 20 (0.34%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
15 19 (0.32%) XenDesktop
15 19 (0.32%) HDFS
16 17 (0.29%) Firmware
17 14 (0.24%) RACF
17 14 (0.24%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 363 (6.11%) Puppet
2 204 (3.43%) Opscode Chef
3 134 (2.26%) Tivoli
4 106 (1.78%) HP Quality Center
5 105 (1.77%) Control-M
6 78 (1.31%) NetBackup
7 71 (1.20%) Oracle RMAN
8 63 (1.06%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 62 (1.04%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 60 (1.01%) Ansible
11 58 (0.98%) Nagios
12 50 (0.84%) BladeLogic
13 49 (0.82%) Data Guard
14 45 (0.76%) Salt
15 42 (0.71%) CA Single Sign-On
16 34 (0.57%) Oracle ZFS
17 30 (0.51%) SCOM
18 28 (0.47%) SCCM
19 27 (0.45%) ITRS Geneos
20 24 (0.40%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 1938 (32.63%) Oracle
2 529 (8.91%) Microsoft
3 507 (8.54%) Red Hat
4 485 (8.16%) VMware
5 452 (7.61%) IBM
6 399 (6.72%) HP
7 332 (5.59%) Cisco
8 297 (5.00%) Sybase
9 209 (3.52%) Citrix
10 182 (3.06%) Sun
11 179 (3.01%) Informatica
12 172 (2.90%) NetApp
13 166 (2.79%) Veritas
14 157 (2.64%) SAP
15 147 (2.47%) EMC
16 119 (2.00%) Business Objects
17 100 (1.68%) TIBCO
18 98 (1.65%) F5
19 94 (1.58%) Remedy
20 88 (1.48%) webMethods
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West Sussex
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £500 to £800 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Thebes IT
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Connectus
Rate: £25.85 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Montash
Rate: £500 - £550 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £850.00 - £935.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Stratospherec
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Amsys
Rate: From £160 to £180 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridgeshire
X4 Group
Rate: Market related
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago