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 September 2014 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 30 28 25
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -3
Contract jobs citing UNIX 3035 2955 3312
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 5.23% 5.60% 5.73%
As % of the Operating Systems category 23.86% 24.57% 27.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1777 1740 1835
Average daily rate
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£420 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.43% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £272 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 53 81
Average hourly rate £30.50 £30.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.66% -1.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £17.70 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £56.16 £47.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £30.50 £34.50
% change year-on-year
+3.27% -11.59%

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
12719 12026 11984
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.91% 22.78% 20.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 7421 6775 6143
Average daily rate £350 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £180 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 1108 1025 1214
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.58 £11.11 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -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 September 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 30 September 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 30 September 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
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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 -4 2767 £425 +3.03% 722
London -3 1476 £450 - 373
South East -8 452 £375 +0.67% 122
City of London +3 378 £450 -2.70% 160
East of England +13 175 £419 +28.84% 49
Scotland -9 154 £375 - 27
West Midlands +16 136 £350 -6.66% 28
South West +25 128 £421 +33.73% 43
North West -17 128 £375 +21.75% 32
Hampshire 0 125 £375 +5.26% 29
Yorkshire -14 101 £375 +6.00% 51
Berkshire -16 100 £350 -6.66% 49
Surrey -2 90 £363 -3.33% 16
East Midlands +10 86 £325 - 16
Glasgow -4 85 £400 +18.51% 9
North East +19 82 £330 +1.53% 10
West Yorkshire -9 72 £388 +3.33% 35
Tyne and Wear +9 71 £343 +5.38% 8
Buckinghamshire -5 71 £381 +8.92% 8
Essex +9 68 £439 -12.25% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne +7 68 £350 +7.69% 8
Hertfordshire +3 62 £383 +9.28% 19
Milton Keynes -5 57 £381 +8.92% 4
Leeds +4 50 £363 -10.54% 28
Cheshire -10 44 £430 +33.33% 9
Wales +8 41 £325 +18.18% 12
Gosport 0 38 £450 +3.44% 3
Edinburgh -20 38 £400 -9.09% 14
Manchester -18 37 £375 +41.50% 10
Birmingham -3 36 £344 -23.61% 10

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 2901 (49.87%) Linux
2 2124 (36.51%) Oracle
3 1994 (34.28%) SQL
4 1782 (30.63%) Java
5 1617 (27.80%) Windows
6 1363 (23.43%) Finance
7 945 (16.25%) Banking
8 891 (15.32%) Agile Software Development
9 889 (15.28%) Shell Script
10 883 (15.18%) Perl
11 767 (13.19%) HTML
12 692 (11.90%) JavaScript
13 639 (10.99%) XML
14 636 (10.93%) Python
15 630 (10.83%) Microsoft
16 619 (10.64%) Solaris
17 617 (10.61%) Relational Database
18 598 (10.28%) Oracle Database
19 583 (10.02%) Red Hat
20 526 (9.04%) HP
21 519 (8.92%) PL/SQL
22 509 (8.75%) ITIL
23 508 (8.73%) Subversion
24 506 (8.70%) Security Cleared
25 499 (8.58%) VMware
26 488 (8.39%) Web Services
27 479 (8.23%) C++
28 460 (7.91%) Configuration Management
29 457 (7.86%) Analytical Skills
30 455 (7.82%) IBM

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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
1 370 (6.36%) Apache
1 370 (6.36%) WebSphere
2 349 (6.00%) WebLogic
3 319 (5.48%) Tomcat
4 105 (1.81%) IIS
5 89 (1.53%) SharePoint
6 88 (1.51%) WebSphere Application Server
7 77 (1.32%) MS Exchange
7 77 (1.32%) Confluence
8 72 (1.24%) SAS
9 63 (1.08%) MQSeries
10 59 (1.01%) Oracle Workflow
11 57 (0.98%) Node.js
12 50 (0.86%) nginx
13 39 (0.67%) CMS
14 37 (0.64%) Oracle Coherence
15 32 (0.55%) CICS
16 30 (0.52%) IBM HTTP Server
17 29 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2003
17 29 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 279 (4.80%) MS Excel
2 147 (2.53%) MS Office
3 68 (1.17%) MS Visio
4 30 (0.52%) MS Project
5 28 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
6 25 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
7 10 (0.17%) InfoPath
8 6 (0.10%) Photoshop
9 5 (0.086%) Fireworks
10 2 (0.034%) SPSS
10 2 (0.034%) GIMP
10 2 (0.034%) Gephi
11 1 (0.017%) Maple
11 1 (0.017%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.017%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.017%) Maya
11 1 (0.017%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 169 (2.91%) Oracle EBS
2 45 (0.77%) Oracle Applications
3 44 (0.76%) Oracle EBS R12
4 42 (0.72%) Oracle BPM
5 34 (0.58%) ION MarketView
6 33 (0.57%) RMDS
7 24 (0.41%) Oracle Payables
8 22 (0.38%) Oracle General Ledger
8 22 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
9 21 (0.36%) BusinessWorks
9 21 (0.36%) Oracle Receivables
10 18 (0.31%) Oracle Financials
11 17 (0.29%) CSG Singleview
12 11 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 10 (0.17%) Murex MxG2000
13 10 (0.17%) Oracle Cash Management
14 9 (0.15%) Oracle 11i
14 9 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
14 9 (0.15%) Remedy AR System
15 8 (0.14%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 157 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
2 100 (1.72%) Amazon EC2
3 41 (0.70%) Amazon S3
4 35 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
5 29 (0.50%) GitHub
6 18 (0.31%) SaaS
7 15 (0.26%) Amazon ELB
8 10 (0.17%) IaaS
9 7 (0.12%) Microsoft Azure
10 6 (0.10%) Joyent
11 5 (0.086%) Amazon SQS
12 4 (0.069%) Google Apps
12 4 (0.069%) PaaS
13 3 (0.052%) Office 365
13 3 (0.052%) IBM SmartCloud
14 2 (0.034%) SuccessFactors
14 2 (0.034%) Route 53
14 2 (0.034%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 434 (7.46%) SAN
2 382 (6.57%) TCP/IP
3 375 (6.45%) HTTP
4 362 (6.22%) Firewall
5 312 (5.36%) DNS
6 192 (3.30%) LDAP
7 162 (2.78%) Internet
8 133 (2.29%) SSL
9 117 (2.01%) WAN
10 115 (1.98%) NAS
11 113 (1.94%) LAN
12 97 (1.67%) FTP
13 94 (1.62%) VPN
14 88 (1.51%) Network Security
15 86 (1.48%) HTTPS
16 80 (1.38%) SSH
17 77 (1.32%) DHCP
18 58 (1.00%) SMTP
19 55 (0.95%) Multicast
20 51 (0.88%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 617 (10.61%) Relational Database
2 598 (10.28%) Oracle Database
3 452 (7.77%) MySQL
4 399 (6.86%) SQL Server
5 251 (4.31%) Oracle Database 11g
6 242 (4.16%) Data Warehouse
7 231 (3.97%) RDBMS
8 223 (3.83%) DB2
9 169 (2.91%) MongoDB
10 162 (2.78%) Oracle Database 10g
11 142 (2.44%) NoSQL
12 140 (2.41%) Oracle Reports
13 81 (1.39%) Big Data
14 72 (1.24%) PostgreSQL
15 64 (1.10%) Oracle Exadata
16 63 (1.08%) Oracle9i Database
17 62 (1.07%) Neo4j
18 57 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 54 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
20 52 (0.89%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 508 (8.73%) Subversion
2 405 (6.96%) Git (software)
3 223 (3.83%) JIRA
4 207 (3.56%) Maven
5 196 (3.37%) JUnit
6 181 (3.11%) Jenkins
7 154 (2.65%) Ant
8 131 (2.25%) Selenium
9 118 (2.03%) Eclipse
10 94 (1.62%) Oracle Forms
11 78 (1.34%) QuickTest Pro
12 74 (1.27%) TeamCity
13 68 (1.17%) LoadRunner
14 64 (1.10%) Toad
15 54 (0.93%) Cucumber
16 44 (0.76%) Hudson
17 43 (0.74%) ClearCase
18 41 (0.70%) WebDriver
19 39 (0.67%) IntelliJ
20 35 (0.60%) JMeter
General
1 1363 (23.43%) Finance
2 945 (16.25%) Banking
3 368 (6.33%) Investment Banking
4 295 (5.07%) Front Office
5 217 (3.73%) Telecoms
6 186 (3.20%) Financial Institution
7 150 (2.58%) Retail
8 85 (1.46%) Manufacturing
9 62 (1.07%) Marketing
10 51 (0.88%) Back Office
11 36 (0.62%) Games
12 35 (0.60%) Legal
13 29 (0.50%) Automotive
13 29 (0.50%) Publishing
14 27 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
15 26 (0.45%) Military
16 23 (0.40%) Advertising
16 23 (0.40%) Billing
16 23 (0.40%) General Ledger
17 18 (0.31%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1757 (30.20%) Developer
2 912 (15.68%) Analyst
3 534 (9.18%) Java Developer
4 405 (6.96%) Administrator
5 382 (6.57%) Architect
6 349 (6.00%) Support Analyst
7 280 (4.81%) Consultant
8 252 (4.33%) Applications Support
9 207 (3.56%) C++ Developer
10 205 (3.52%) DBA
11 186 (3.20%) UNIX Administrator
12 182 (3.13%) Systems Administrator
13 171 (2.94%) Test Analyst
14 167 (2.87%) Senior Developer
15 160 (2.75%) Tester
16 157 (2.70%) Support Engineer
17 130 (2.23%) Applications Support Analyst
18 116 (1.99%) UNIX Engineer
19 115 (1.98%) Oracle DBA
20 111 (1.91%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 767 (13.19%) HTML
2 639 (10.99%) XML
3 488 (8.39%) Web Services
4 436 (7.50%) CSS
5 429 (7.37%) Spring
6 377 (6.48%) .NET
7 359 (6.17%) Middleware
8 318 (5.47%) J2EE
9 309 (5.31%) JSP
10 266 (4.57%) Hibernate
11 216 (3.71%) REST
12 179 (3.08%) jQuery
13 174 (2.99%) Ajax
14 173 (2.97%) SOAP
15 166 (2.85%) ASP.NET
16 149 (2.56%) JSON
17 141 (2.42%) HTML5
18 137 (2.36%) WebSphere MQ
19 134 (2.30%) JMS
20 127 (2.18%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 457 (7.86%) Analytical Skills
2 209 (3.59%) Open Source
3 187 (3.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 174 (2.99%) Fixed Income
5 173 (2.97%) Computer Science
6 162 (2.78%) Management Information System
7 161 (2.77%) Mainframe
8 159 (2.73%) Derivative
9 156 (2.68%) Equities
10 142 (2.44%) Clustering
11 127 (2.18%) Replication
12 92 (1.58%) Hedge funds
13 90 (1.55%) Visualisation
14 70 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
15 68 (1.17%) Data Integration
16 61 (1.05%) Data Structures
17 58 (1.00%) User Experience
18 51 (0.88%) Algorithms
19 49 (0.84%) Credit Risk
19 49 (0.84%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2901 (49.87%) Linux
2 1617 (27.80%) Windows
3 619 (10.64%) Solaris
4 451 (7.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 304 (5.23%) AIX
6 230 (3.95%) Mac OS X
7 220 (3.78%) Windows Server 2008
8 215 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
9 145 (2.49%) HPUX
10 104 (1.79%) Windows XP
11 78 (1.34%) CentOS
12 74 (1.27%) Windows 7
13 73 (1.25%) SUSE
14 68 (1.17%) Windows 2000
14 68 (1.17%) Windows Server 2012
15 63 (1.08%) Oracle Linux
16 51 (0.88%) zOS
17 48 (0.83%) Debian
18 45 (0.77%) VMS
18 45 (0.77%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 891 (15.32%) Agile Software Development
2 509 (8.75%) ITIL
3 460 (7.91%) Configuration Management
4 398 (6.84%) OO
5 373 (6.41%) Migration
6 325 (5.59%) TDD
7 292 (5.02%) Scrum
8 262 (4.50%) Continuous Integration
9 261 (4.49%) DevOps
10 256 (4.40%) Performance Tuning
10 256 (4.40%) Multithreading
11 248 (4.26%) Change Management
12 247 (4.25%) Web Development
13 245 (4.21%) ETL
14 235 (4.04%) Project Management
15 234 (4.02%) Software Engineering
16 225 (3.87%) SOA
17 219 (3.76%) Low Latency
18 213 (3.66%) E-Commerce
19 208 (3.58%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1994 (34.28%) SQL
2 1782 (30.63%) Java
3 889 (15.28%) Shell Script
4 883 (15.18%) Perl
5 692 (11.90%) JavaScript
6 636 (10.93%) Python
7 519 (8.92%) PL/SQL
8 479 (8.23%) C++
9 324 (5.57%) Ruby
10 288 (4.95%) C#
11 286 (4.92%) C
12 285 (4.90%) PHP
13 263 (4.52%) Bash Shell
14 171 (2.94%) PowerShell
15 153 (2.63%) Korn
16 141 (2.42%) Scala
17 118 (2.03%) VB
18 77 (1.32%) VBScript
19 73 (1.25%) T-SQL
20 39 (0.67%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 506 (8.70%) Security Cleared
2 391 (6.72%) SC Cleared
3 359 (6.17%) Degree
4 173 (2.97%) ISTQB
5 152 (2.61%) Cisco Certification
6 123 (2.11%) DV Cleared
7 116 (1.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 100 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
9 96 (1.65%) ISEB
10 87 (1.50%) CISSP
11 70 (1.20%) CCNA
12 55 (0.95%) MCSE
13 52 (0.89%) CCNP
14 45 (0.77%) MCITP
15 42 (0.72%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 37 (0.64%) Sun Certification
17 33 (0.57%) CISM
18 32 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
19 28 (0.48%) CCIE
19 28 (0.48%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 211 (3.63%) QA
2 154 (2.65%) SLA
3 35 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 26 (0.45%) PCI DSS
5 21 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 17 (0.29%) ISO 9001
7 15 (0.26%) Data Quality
8 12 (0.21%) COBIT
9 3 (0.052%) Basel III
9 3 (0.052%) TickIT
10 2 (0.034%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 2 (0.034%) Solvency II
10 2 (0.034%) COREP
10 2 (0.034%) FINREP
11 1 (0.017%) EMIR
11 1 (0.017%) Dodd-Frank
11 1 (0.017%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.017%) HL7
11 1 (0.017%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.017%) BS7799
System Software
1 354 (6.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 253 (4.35%) Active Directory
3 149 (2.56%) Oracle RAC
4 79 (1.36%) NFS
5 76 (1.31%) Oracle RMAN
6 68 (1.17%) VMware ESX
7 67 (1.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 55 (0.95%) vSphere
9 53 (0.91%) Hyper-V
10 34 (0.58%) vCloud
11 30 (0.52%) Nmap
12 29 (0.50%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 28 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
14 27 (0.46%) RHEV
15 26 (0.45%) XenApp
16 25 (0.43%) KVM
17 22 (0.38%) XenDesktop
18 21 (0.36%) Sendmail
19 19 (0.33%) Firmware
20 18 (0.31%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 294 (5.05%) Puppet
2 166 (2.85%) Opscode Chef
3 148 (2.54%) Tivoli
4 137 (2.36%) HP Quality Center
5 129 (2.22%) Nagios
6 123 (2.11%) Control-M
7 119 (2.05%) NetBackup
8 84 (1.44%) Data Guard
9 66 (1.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 55 (0.95%) SCOM
10 55 (0.95%) ITRS Geneos
11 44 (0.76%) Backup Exec
12 42 (0.72%) BMC PATROL
13 40 (0.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 30 (0.52%) Nessus
15 27 (0.46%) Cacti
16 26 (0.45%) SCCM
17 25 (0.43%) ZABBIX
17 25 (0.43%) OpenView
18 24 (0.41%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 2124 (36.51%) Oracle
2 630 (10.83%) Microsoft
3 583 (10.02%) Red Hat
4 526 (9.04%) HP
5 499 (8.58%) VMware
6 455 (7.82%) IBM
7 324 (5.57%) Sybase
8 254 (4.37%) Cisco
9 190 (3.27%) Sun
10 181 (3.11%) Citrix
11 153 (2.63%) JBoss
12 143 (2.46%) SAP
12 143 (2.46%) EMC
13 139 (2.39%) NetApp
14 127 (2.18%) Veritas
15 125 (2.15%) Informatica
16 118 (2.03%) TIBCO
17 100 (1.72%) BMC
18 99 (1.70%) Remedy
19 83 (1.43%) Business Objects
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Canary Wharf and City
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