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 28 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 30 28 24
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -4
Contract jobs citing UNIX 2809 2815 3365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 5.14% 5.51% 5.81%
As % of the Operating Systems category 22.70% 24.65% 27.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1586 1578 1800
Average daily rate
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£413 £413 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £257 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £359 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 62 72
Average hourly rate £30.00 £29.25 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +21.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £16.50 £12.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £56.16 £59.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +6.55%
Operating Systems Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
12377 11418 12125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.64% 22.34% 20.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 7014 6250 5960
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 1051 1036 1254
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -2.85%
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 28 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 28 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 28 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
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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 2523 £425 - 739
London -2 1403 £450 - 364
South East -7 451 £350 -6.66% 113
City of London +7 346 £475 - 163
Scotland -4 199 £375 - 31
Hampshire +3 175 £350 +3.32% 25
North West -18 125 £425 +34.92% 36
East of England +6 122 £389 +11.07% 52
West Midlands +19 118 £330 -8.07% 21
Glasgow 0 107 £400 +18.51% 24
Berkshire -11 100 £335 -8.21% 39
South West -21 76 £398 +6.00% 70
East Midlands -3 70 £366 +10.15% 16
Surrey -5 68 £350 -7.89% 19
North East +25 65 £275 -25.42% 21
Yorkshire -29 65 £350 +6.06% 45
Buckinghamshire -3 63 £350 - 12
Edinburgh -11 60 £358 -4.66% 5
Tyne and Wear +18 56 £275 -25.42% 20
Manchester -14 55 £375 +38.88% 10
Newcastle upon Tyne +19 52 £280 -24.06% 20
Milton Keynes +5 51 £375 +30.43% 5
Gosport -1 50 £441 +1.43%
West Yorkshire -27 47 £325 -7.14% 24
Cheshire -14 38 £375 +15.38% 11
Cambridgeshire 0 36 £400 +23.07% 21
Leeds -8 31 £325 -13.33% 15
Reading -9 31 £350 -4.10% 13
Birmingham +3 30 £348 -13.12% 2
Cambridge +9 26 £390 +43.11% 20

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 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 2721 (47.64%) Linux
2 2166 (37.93%) Oracle
3 1935 (33.88%) SQL
4 1704 (29.84%) Windows
5 1636 (28.65%) Java
6 1396 (24.44%) Finance
7 854 (14.95%) Banking
8 847 (14.83%) Perl
9 843 (14.76%) Shell Script
10 730 (12.78%) HTML
11 698 (12.22%) JavaScript
12 671 (11.75%) Solaris
13 660 (11.56%) Oracle Database
14 611 (10.70%) XML
15 596 (10.44%) Microsoft
16 590 (10.33%) Relational Database
17 586 (10.26%) Security Cleared
18 580 (10.16%) ITIL
19 553 (9.68%) Red Hat
20 543 (9.51%) Python
21 541 (9.47%) PL/SQL
22 520 (9.11%) HP
23 512 (8.97%) VMware
24 503 (8.81%) IBM
25 472 (8.26%) SC Cleared
26 459 (8.04%) Web Services
27 458 (8.02%) Subversion
28 456 (7.98%) SQL Server
29 451 (7.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
30 450 (7.88%) SAN

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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
1 410 (7.18%) WebSphere
2 353 (6.18%) WebLogic
3 344 (6.02%) Apache
4 330 (5.78%) Tomcat
5 128 (2.24%) IIS
6 116 (2.03%) WebSphere Application Server
7 95 (1.66%) SharePoint
8 94 (1.65%) MS Exchange
9 91 (1.59%) Node.js
10 85 (1.49%) SAS
11 74 (1.30%) Confluence
12 69 (1.21%) Oracle Workflow
12 69 (1.21%) MQSeries
13 59 (1.03%) CMS
14 48 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2003
15 44 (0.77%) nginx
15 44 (0.77%) CICS
16 41 (0.72%) Oracle Service Bus
17 34 (0.60%) TIBCO EMS
18 33 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 259 (4.54%) MS Excel
2 148 (2.59%) MS Office
3 68 (1.19%) MS Visio
4 53 (0.93%) MS PowerPoint
5 32 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
6 20 (0.35%) MS Project
7 13 (0.23%) InfoPath
8 6 (0.11%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.053%) SPSS
9 3 (0.053%) Acrobat
9 3 (0.053%) Fireworks
10 2 (0.035%) Windchill
10 2 (0.035%) GIMP
10 2 (0.035%) Gephi
11 1 (0.018%) FastStats
11 1 (0.018%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 182 (3.19%) Oracle EBS
2 55 (0.96%) Oracle EBS R12
3 48 (0.84%) Oracle Applications
4 45 (0.79%) RMDS
4 45 (0.79%) Oracle Payables
5 37 (0.65%) ION MarketView
6 34 (0.60%) Oracle BPM
7 33 (0.58%) Oracle General Ledger
8 27 (0.47%) Oracle Receivables
9 20 (0.35%) CSG Singleview
10 18 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
11 17 (0.30%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
12 16 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
12 16 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
13 14 (0.25%) BusinessWorks
14 13 (0.23%) Cognos Business Intelligence
15 12 (0.21%) Oracle Retail
15 12 (0.21%) Global One
16 11 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
16 11 (0.19%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 135 (2.36%) Amazon AWS
2 89 (1.56%) Amazon EC2
3 45 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
4 33 (0.58%) Amazon S3
5 22 (0.39%) GitHub
6 20 (0.35%) SaaS
7 15 (0.26%) Amazon ELB
8 8 (0.14%) Microsoft Azure
9 7 (0.12%) Office 365
10 6 (0.11%) Joyent
10 6 (0.11%) IaaS
11 5 (0.088%) Amazon SQS
12 4 (0.070%) PaaS
12 4 (0.070%) Google Apps
13 2 (0.035%) SuccessFactors
13 2 (0.035%) Rackspace Cloud
14 1 (0.018%) Heroku
14 1 (0.018%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 450 (7.88%) SAN
2 385 (6.74%) TCP/IP
3 360 (6.30%) Firewall
4 311 (5.45%) HTTP
5 272 (4.76%) DNS
6 191 (3.34%) LDAP
7 161 (2.82%) Internet
8 143 (2.50%) SSL
9 136 (2.38%) WAN
10 135 (2.36%) LAN
11 131 (2.29%) NAS
12 106 (1.86%) FTP
13 101 (1.77%) VPN
14 83 (1.45%) HTTPS
15 75 (1.31%) SSH
16 73 (1.28%) Network Security
17 61 (1.07%) Wireshark
18 57 (1.00%) DHCP
19 54 (0.95%) SMTP
20 47 (0.82%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 660 (11.56%) Oracle Database
2 590 (10.33%) Relational Database
3 456 (7.98%) SQL Server
4 375 (6.57%) MySQL
5 318 (5.57%) Oracle Database 11g
6 247 (4.32%) Data Warehouse
7 242 (4.24%) RDBMS
8 230 (4.03%) DB2
9 208 (3.64%) Oracle Database 10g
10 185 (3.24%) Oracle Reports
11 125 (2.19%) NoSQL
12 123 (2.15%) MongoDB
13 67 (1.17%) Oracle9i Database
14 58 (1.02%) Big Data
15 56 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
16 51 (0.89%) Apache Cassandra
17 50 (0.88%) Oracle Database 12c
18 49 (0.86%) Oracle Exadata
19 48 (0.84%) PowerCenter
20 47 (0.82%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 458 (8.02%) Subversion
2 319 (5.59%) Git (software)
3 239 (4.18%) JIRA
4 202 (3.54%) Maven
5 187 (3.27%) JUnit
6 180 (3.15%) Ant
7 165 (2.89%) Jenkins
8 138 (2.42%) Oracle Forms
9 130 (2.28%) Selenium
10 121 (2.12%) Eclipse
11 88 (1.54%) LoadRunner
12 75 (1.31%) Toad
13 71 (1.24%) QuickTest Pro
14 63 (1.10%) TeamCity
15 60 (1.05%) ClearCase
16 52 (0.91%) WebDriver
17 50 (0.88%) Cucumber
18 46 (0.81%) Hudson
19 38 (0.67%) Oracle APEX
20 35 (0.61%) SoapUI
General
1 1396 (24.44%) Finance
2 854 (14.95%) Banking
3 365 (6.39%) Investment Banking
4 262 (4.59%) Front Office
5 234 (4.10%) Telecoms
6 170 (2.98%) Financial Institution
7 159 (2.78%) Retail
8 106 (1.86%) Manufacturing
9 61 (1.07%) Back Office
10 46 (0.81%) Games
10 46 (0.81%) Marketing
11 37 (0.65%) Legal
12 33 (0.58%) Publishing
13 32 (0.56%) Advertising
14 28 (0.49%) Billing
15 24 (0.42%) General Ledger
16 22 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
17 20 (0.35%) Military
18 18 (0.32%) Electronics
19 15 (0.26%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 1633 (28.59%) Developer
2 895 (15.67%) Analyst
3 431 (7.55%) Administrator
4 425 (7.44%) Java Developer
5 320 (5.60%) Architect
6 304 (5.32%) Consultant
7 290 (5.08%) Support Analyst
8 251 (4.40%) DBA
9 233 (4.08%) Applications Support
10 192 (3.36%) Systems Administrator
11 191 (3.34%) C++ Developer
12 181 (3.17%) Test Analyst
13 176 (3.08%) Oracle DBA
14 169 (2.96%) Tester
15 164 (2.87%) UNIX Administrator
16 159 (2.78%) Project Manager
16 159 (2.78%) Support Engineer
17 141 (2.47%) Senior Developer
18 124 (2.17%) Applications Support Analyst
19 108 (1.89%) UNIX Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 730 (12.78%) HTML
2 611 (10.70%) XML
3 459 (8.04%) Web Services
4 428 (7.49%) .NET
5 426 (7.46%) CSS
6 356 (6.23%) J2EE
6 356 (6.23%) Spring
7 345 (6.04%) Middleware
8 290 (5.08%) JSP
9 224 (3.92%) jQuery
10 180 (3.15%) Hibernate
11 170 (2.98%) HTML5
12 164 (2.87%) ASP.NET
13 162 (2.84%) Ajax
14 151 (2.64%) SOAP
15 150 (2.63%) REST
16 126 (2.21%) WebSphere MQ
17 118 (2.07%) JMS
18 111 (1.94%) JSON
19 110 (1.93%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 178 (3.12%) Mainframe
2 177 (3.10%) Derivative
3 176 (3.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 172 (3.01%) Open Source
5 169 (2.96%) Computer Science
6 167 (2.92%) Clustering
7 163 (2.85%) Fixed Income
8 156 (2.73%) Equities
9 153 (2.68%) Management Information System
10 133 (2.33%) Replication
11 110 (1.93%) Enterprise Software
12 85 (1.49%) Hedge funds
13 58 (1.02%) Visualisation
13 58 (1.02%) PKI
14 56 (0.98%) Credit Risk
15 50 (0.88%) Data Integration
16 46 (0.81%) Mobile App
17 39 (0.68%) Web 2.0
18 36 (0.63%) AS400
19 35 (0.61%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2721 (47.64%) Linux
2 1704 (29.84%) Windows
3 671 (11.75%) Solaris
4 451 (7.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 360 (6.30%) AIX
6 223 (3.90%) Windows Server 2008
7 209 (3.66%) Windows Server 2003
8 148 (2.59%) HPUX
9 140 (2.45%) Mac OS X
10 104 (1.82%) Windows XP
11 79 (1.38%) Windows 7
12 72 (1.26%) Windows 2000
12 72 (1.26%) CentOS
13 66 (1.16%) SUSE
14 53 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
15 49 (0.86%) zOS
16 48 (0.84%) Oracle Linux
17 47 (0.82%) Debian
18 38 (0.67%) MVS
19 37 (0.65%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 580 (10.16%) ITIL
2 426 (7.46%) Agile Software Development
3 411 (7.20%) Configuration Management
4 363 (6.36%) Migration
5 346 (6.06%) OO
6 278 (4.87%) TDD
7 259 (4.54%) Performance Tuning
8 257 (4.50%) Continuous Integration
9 252 (4.41%) Change Management
10 250 (4.38%) Scrum
11 246 (4.31%) Project Management
12 231 (4.04%) DevOps
13 227 (3.97%) E-Commerce
14 226 (3.96%) ETL
14 226 (3.96%) Web Development
15 212 (3.71%) Multithreading
16 204 (3.57%) SOA
17 195 (3.41%) Software Engineering
18 192 (3.36%) Disaster Recovery
19 186 (3.26%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1935 (33.88%) SQL
2 1636 (28.65%) Java
3 847 (14.83%) Perl
4 843 (14.76%) Shell Script
5 698 (12.22%) JavaScript
6 543 (9.51%) Python
7 541 (9.47%) PL/SQL
8 435 (7.62%) C++
9 290 (5.08%) C
10 279 (4.89%) Bash Shell
11 278 (4.87%) Ruby
12 253 (4.43%) C#
13 220 (3.85%) PHP
14 168 (2.94%) PowerShell
15 151 (2.64%) Korn
16 109 (1.91%) Scala
17 90 (1.58%) VB
18 70 (1.23%) VBScript
19 66 (1.16%) T-SQL
20 50 (0.88%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 586 (10.26%) Security Cleared
2 472 (8.26%) SC Cleared
3 371 (6.50%) Degree
4 172 (3.01%) ISTQB
5 132 (2.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 127 (2.22%) DV Cleared
7 117 (2.05%) Cisco Certification
8 108 (1.89%) ISEB
9 85 (1.49%) CISSP
10 84 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
11 53 (0.93%) CCNP
12 49 (0.86%) MCSE
13 45 (0.79%) MCITP
14 39 (0.68%) CCNA
15 38 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
16 35 (0.61%) CISM
16 35 (0.61%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
17 33 (0.58%) PMI Certification
18 31 (0.54%) MCP
19 27 (0.47%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 216 (3.78%) QA
2 152 (2.66%) SLA
3 42 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 41 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 19 (0.33%) PCI DSS
6 12 (0.21%) ISO 9001
7 11 (0.19%) Data Quality
8 10 (0.18%) COBIT
9 8 (0.14%) Basel III
9 8 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 7 (0.12%) TickIT
11 4 (0.070%) BS7799
11 4 (0.070%) CRD IV
12 3 (0.053%) Dodd-Frank
13 2 (0.035%) HL7
14 1 (0.018%) Solvency II
14 1 (0.018%) HIPAA
14 1 (0.018%) WAI
14 1 (0.018%) Basel II
14 1 (0.018%) FINREP
System Software
1 356 (6.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 260 (4.55%) Active Directory
3 190 (3.33%) Oracle RAC
4 100 (1.75%) Oracle RMAN
5 70 (1.23%) VMware ESX
6 65 (1.14%) Hyper-V
6 65 (1.14%) vSphere
7 64 (1.12%) NFS
8 62 (1.09%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 47 (0.82%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 38 (0.67%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 38 (0.67%) vCloud
11 33 (0.58%) Nmap
12 32 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
13 28 (0.49%) KVM
14 26 (0.46%) RHEV
15 25 (0.44%) XenServer
16 20 (0.35%) SRDF
17 19 (0.33%) XenDesktop
17 19 (0.33%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 270 (4.73%) Puppet
2 195 (3.41%) Tivoli
3 169 (2.96%) Opscode Chef
4 136 (2.38%) HP Quality Center
5 124 (2.17%) NetBackup
6 122 (2.14%) Control-M
7 117 (2.05%) Data Guard
8 108 (1.89%) Nagios
9 91 (1.59%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 78 (1.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 56 (0.98%) ITRS Geneos
12 48 (0.84%) SCOM
13 46 (0.81%) Backup Exec
14 41 (0.72%) BMC PATROL
15 33 (0.58%) Nessus
16 26 (0.46%) ZABBIX
17 24 (0.42%) BladeLogic
17 24 (0.42%) OpenView
18 23 (0.40%) EMC NetWorker
19 22 (0.39%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2166 (37.93%) Oracle
2 596 (10.44%) Microsoft
3 553 (9.68%) Red Hat
4 520 (9.11%) HP
5 512 (8.97%) VMware
6 503 (8.81%) IBM
7 330 (5.78%) Sybase
8 239 (4.18%) Cisco
9 200 (3.50%) Citrix
10 196 (3.43%) Sun
11 154 (2.70%) NetApp
12 148 (2.59%) EMC
13 143 (2.50%) Veritas
14 127 (2.22%) JBoss
15 122 (2.14%) Informatica
16 117 (2.05%) TIBCO
17 113 (1.98%) SAP
18 92 (1.61%) BMC
19 83 (1.45%) Remedy
20 74 (1.30%) CheckPoint
Reigate, Surrey
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £400 to £450 p/day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Roc Search
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Midlands
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £520 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £575 - £600 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day excellent rates
Posted: 20 hours ago
Greenford, Middlesex
Salmon Limited
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
South East
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Brightred Resourcing Limited
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwickshire
LA International
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
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South West London
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £375 - £425 Per Day
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Experis Ltd
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NES Global Talent
Rate: £25000 to £30000 per annum
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