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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 31 34 20
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -14
Contract jobs citing UNIX 3087 2404 3579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 5.37% 4.95% 5.91%
As % of the Operating Systems category 24.59% 23.58% 29.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1835 1401 1986
Average daily rate £400 £413 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 76 109
Average hourly rate £29.00 £28.25 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% -13.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.50 £15.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £42.00 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £30.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-9.83% -6.15%
Operating Systems Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
12552 10196 12099
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.84% 20.98% 19.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 6956 5448 6170
Average daily rate £350 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.40% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1094 1001 1168
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.02 £37.50 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 16 April 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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +6 2775 £400 -5.88% 726
London -2 1381 £450 - 350
South East +5 545 £375 +7.14% 110
City of London +6 340 £475 - 140
Scotland -9 191 £400 +6.66% 45
Hampshire +12 171 £363 +16.93% 31
North West -10 155 £363 +0.55% 59
East of England +14 151 £413 +17.85% 65
South West -3 145 £371 -7.37% 29
Berkshire +2 126 £375 -6.25% 40
Surrey +21 125 £400 - 15
West Midlands +11 125 £325 - 22
Yorkshire +1 115 £350 +4.47% 56
North East +8 95 £263 +0.96% 14
Tyne and Wear +6 84 £260 - 11
Newcastle upon Tyne +4 83 £260 - 10
West Yorkshire +2 79 £350 -9.67% 41
Edinburgh +2 69 £413 +3.12% 19
Glasgow -6 69 £380 +12.59% 15
Manchester +10 67 £300 -13.04% 25
Buckinghamshire +4 66 £394 +86.39% 9
Essex +15 57 £438 +75.00% 1
East Midlands -8 52 £385 +22.22% 17
Cheshire -9 50 £350 +3.16% 24
Hertfordshire +13 49 £440 -2.22% 18
Milton Keynes +5 49 £375 +125.56% 4
Leeds -2 47 £350 -12.50% 26
Wales 0 42 £375 -3.10% 9
Wiltshire +17 40 £350 -5.40% 12
South Wales +11 40 £375 - 9

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 2597 (46.43%) Linux
2 2133 (38.14%) Oracle
3 2022 (36.15%) SQL
4 1749 (31.27%) Windows
5 1551 (27.73%) Java
6 1393 (24.91%) Finance
7 905 (16.18%) Perl
8 862 (15.41%) Banking
9 830 (14.84%) Solaris
10 774 (13.84%) Shell Script
11 744 (13.30%) Oracle Database
12 586 (10.48%) Red Hat
13 582 (10.41%) ITIL
14 569 (10.17%) XML
15 568 (10.16%) HTML
16 557 (9.96%) PL/SQL
17 525 (9.39%) JavaScript
18 501 (8.96%) Relational Database
19 498 (8.90%) VMware
20 484 (8.65%) IBM
20 484 (8.65%) Microsoft
21 476 (8.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 475 (8.49%) HP
23 470 (8.40%) Security Cleared
24 469 (8.39%) AIX
24 469 (8.39%) SAN
25 453 (8.10%) Python
26 450 (8.05%) SQL Server
27 440 (7.87%) Web Services
28 437 (7.81%) Agile Software Development

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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
1 378 (6.76%) WebSphere
2 356 (6.37%) Apache
3 339 (6.06%) Tomcat
4 314 (5.61%) WebLogic
5 144 (2.57%) IIS
6 138 (2.47%) WebSphere Application Server
7 119 (2.13%) SAS
8 89 (1.59%) SharePoint
9 78 (1.39%) MS Exchange
10 70 (1.25%) Node.js
11 66 (1.18%) CMS
12 58 (1.04%) Confluence
13 57 (1.02%) MQSeries
14 54 (0.97%) Oracle Workflow
15 44 (0.79%) Oracle Application Server
16 36 (0.64%) nginx
17 35 (0.63%) Oracle Service Bus
17 35 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2003
18 32 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2010
19 31 (0.55%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 234 (4.18%) MS Excel
2 129 (2.31%) MS Office
3 71 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
4 56 (1.00%) MS Visio
5 36 (0.64%) MS Project
6 28 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.11%) InfoPath
8 5 (0.089%) SPSS
9 4 (0.072%) Acrobat
10 3 (0.054%) Fireworks
10 3 (0.054%) Photoshop
10 3 (0.054%) Mingle
11 2 (0.036%) Windchill
12 1 (0.018%) DOC1
12 1 (0.018%) Stata
12 1 (0.018%) Open Workbench
12 1 (0.018%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 107 (1.91%) Oracle EBS
2 63 (1.13%) Oracle Applications
3 52 (0.93%) Oracle EBS R12
4 35 (0.63%) Oracle 11i
5 33 (0.59%) Oracle Payables
6 28 (0.50%) ION MarketView
7 27 (0.48%) Oracle BPM
7 27 (0.48%) RMDS
8 21 (0.38%) Oracle General Ledger
9 19 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
10 18 (0.32%) Tridion
11 16 (0.29%) Oracle Receivables
12 14 (0.25%) CSG Singleview
12 14 (0.25%) Global One
13 13 (0.23%) Cognos Business Intelligence
14 12 (0.21%) Maximo
14 12 (0.21%) Murex MxG2000
15 11 (0.20%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
16 10 (0.18%) Oracle Retail
16 10 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 84 (1.50%) Amazon AWS
2 47 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
3 41 (0.73%) Amazon EC2
4 18 (0.32%) Microsoft Azure
5 15 (0.27%) Amazon S3
6 14 (0.25%) SaaS
7 13 (0.23%) Joyent
8 9 (0.16%) GitHub
8 9 (0.16%) IaaS
9 5 (0.089%) Office 365
10 3 (0.054%) PaaS
11 2 (0.036%) Google App Engine
11 2 (0.036%) Rackspace Cloud
11 2 (0.036%) Amazon EMR
12 1 (0.018%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 469 (8.39%) SAN
2 357 (6.38%) TCP/IP
3 309 (5.52%) Firewall
4 239 (4.27%) DNS
5 207 (3.70%) LDAP
6 199 (3.56%) HTTP
7 176 (3.15%) NAS
8 159 (2.84%) SSL
9 157 (2.81%) LAN
10 150 (2.68%) Internet
11 146 (2.61%) WAN
12 129 (2.31%) FTP
13 87 (1.56%) DHCP
14 83 (1.48%) VPN
15 72 (1.29%) SSH
16 69 (1.23%) Network Security
17 58 (1.04%) HTTPS
18 54 (0.97%) Multicast
19 53 (0.95%) Wireshark
19 53 (0.95%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 744 (13.30%) Oracle Database
2 501 (8.96%) Relational Database
3 450 (8.05%) SQL Server
4 369 (6.60%) Oracle Database 11g
5 322 (5.76%) MySQL
6 305 (5.45%) RDBMS
7 265 (4.74%) DB2
8 255 (4.56%) Data Warehouse
9 240 (4.29%) Oracle Database 10g
10 186 (3.33%) Oracle Reports
11 74 (1.32%) MongoDB
12 63 (1.13%) Oracle9i Database
12 63 (1.13%) NoSQL
13 60 (1.07%) Big Data
14 53 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 51 (0.91%) Hadoop
15 51 (0.91%) PowerCenter
16 49 (0.88%) Apache Cassandra
17 44 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
17 44 (0.79%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 373 (6.67%) Subversion
2 198 (3.54%) Git (software)
3 197 (3.52%) JIRA
4 181 (3.24%) Ant
5 179 (3.20%) Maven
6 170 (3.04%) Jenkins
7 162 (2.90%) JUnit
8 131 (2.34%) Eclipse
9 123 (2.20%) Oracle Forms
10 108 (1.93%) Selenium
11 86 (1.54%) ClearCase
12 85 (1.52%) LoadRunner
13 79 (1.41%) Toad
14 50 (0.89%) Cucumber
15 45 (0.80%) WebDriver
16 43 (0.77%) TeamCity
17 41 (0.73%) QuickTest Pro
18 39 (0.70%) Hudson
19 35 (0.63%) Oracle APEX
20 33 (0.59%) Mockito
General
1 1393 (24.91%) Finance
2 862 (15.41%) Banking
3 393 (7.03%) Investment Banking
4 260 (4.65%) Telecoms
5 231 (4.13%) Front Office
6 161 (2.88%) Retail
7 110 (1.97%) Financial Institution
8 87 (1.56%) Manufacturing
9 74 (1.32%) Back Office
10 63 (1.13%) Marketing
11 49 (0.88%) Legal
12 38 (0.68%) Advertising
13 30 (0.54%) Games
13 30 (0.54%) Billing
14 26 (0.46%) Retail Banking
15 24 (0.43%) Publishing
16 19 (0.34%) Military
17 14 (0.25%) French Language
18 11 (0.20%) Electronics
18 11 (0.20%) Law
Job Titles
1 1511 (27.02%) Developer
2 789 (14.11%) Analyst
3 487 (8.71%) Administrator
4 390 (6.97%) Java Developer
5 318 (5.69%) Architect
6 306 (5.47%) Consultant
7 298 (5.33%) DBA
8 221 (3.95%) Oracle DBA
9 219 (3.92%) Systems Administrator
10 205 (3.67%) UNIX Administrator
11 204 (3.65%) Applications Support
12 196 (3.50%) Support Analyst
13 182 (3.25%) Support Engineer
14 166 (2.97%) C++ Developer
14 166 (2.97%) Senior Developer
15 151 (2.70%) Project Manager
15 151 (2.70%) Tester
16 146 (2.61%) UNIX Systems Administrator
17 137 (2.45%) Test Analyst
18 121 (2.16%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 569 (10.17%) XML
2 568 (10.16%) HTML
3 440 (7.87%) Web Services
4 389 (6.96%) .NET
5 359 (6.42%) Middleware
6 350 (6.26%) J2EE
7 339 (6.06%) CSS
8 335 (5.99%) Spring
9 209 (3.74%) JSP
10 203 (3.63%) jQuery
11 154 (2.75%) Hibernate
12 139 (2.49%) Ajax
13 134 (2.40%) HTML5
14 129 (2.31%) SOAP
15 118 (2.11%) JMS
16 111 (1.98%) ASP.NET
17 92 (1.64%) XSLT
18 91 (1.63%) WebSphere MQ
19 87 (1.56%) REST
20 84 (1.50%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 253 (4.52%) Derivative
2 227 (4.06%) Clustering
3 196 (3.50%) Mainframe
4 195 (3.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 160 (2.86%) Open Source
6 151 (2.70%) Computer Science
7 144 (2.57%) Fixed Income
8 138 (2.47%) Enterprise Software
9 131 (2.34%) Equities
10 124 (2.22%) Management Information System
11 120 (2.15%) Replication
12 59 (1.05%) PKI
13 48 (0.86%) CLARiiON
14 42 (0.75%) Credit Risk
15 41 (0.73%) Equity Derivative
16 40 (0.72%) Web 2.0
17 39 (0.70%) AS400
17 39 (0.70%) Mobile App
18 34 (0.61%) Hedge funds
19 33 (0.59%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 2597 (46.43%) Linux
2 1749 (31.27%) Windows
3 830 (14.84%) Solaris
4 476 (8.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 469 (8.39%) AIX
6 209 (3.74%) Windows Server 2008
7 208 (3.72%) Windows Server 2003
8 163 (2.91%) HPUX
9 106 (1.90%) Windows XP
10 88 (1.57%) Windows 7
11 64 (1.14%) Windows 2000
12 62 (1.11%) SUSE
13 48 (0.86%) CentOS
14 46 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
15 43 (0.77%) Mac OS X
16 41 (0.73%) VMS
17 34 (0.61%) zOS
18 30 (0.54%) Oracle Linux
19 28 (0.50%) Debian
20 26 (0.46%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 582 (10.41%) ITIL
2 437 (7.81%) Agile Software Development
3 342 (6.11%) OO
4 336 (6.01%) Migration
5 324 (5.79%) Project Management
6 316 (5.65%) Configuration Management
7 295 (5.27%) Continuous Integration
8 294 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
9 262 (4.68%) Change Management
10 241 (4.31%) Scrum
11 240 (4.29%) TDD
12 213 (3.81%) Business Intelligence
13 206 (3.68%) Disaster Recovery
14 182 (3.25%) Multithreading
15 176 (3.15%) E-Commerce
16 165 (2.95%) SOA
16 165 (2.95%) Software Engineering
17 164 (2.93%) ETL
18 161 (2.88%) PRINCE2
19 156 (2.79%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 2022 (36.15%) SQL
2 1551 (27.73%) Java
3 905 (16.18%) Perl
4 774 (13.84%) Shell Script
5 557 (9.96%) PL/SQL
6 525 (9.39%) JavaScript
7 453 (8.10%) Python
8 410 (7.33%) C++
9 279 (4.99%) C
10 237 (4.24%) Bash Shell
11 236 (4.22%) C#
12 217 (3.88%) Ruby
13 193 (3.45%) PHP
14 148 (2.65%) Korn
15 121 (2.16%) Scala
16 105 (1.88%) PowerShell
17 93 (1.66%) VB
18 82 (1.47%) T-SQL
19 51 (0.91%) AWK
20 47 (0.84%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 470 (8.40%) Security Cleared
2 358 (6.40%) SC Cleared
3 353 (6.31%) Degree
4 105 (1.88%) ISEB
5 101 (1.81%) DV Cleared
6 94 (1.68%) ISTQB
6 94 (1.68%) CISSP
7 69 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
8 56 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 54 (0.97%) CISM
10 51 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
11 50 (0.89%) CCNP
12 47 (0.84%) Oracle Certification
13 41 (0.73%) OCP
13 41 (0.73%) MCSE
14 39 (0.70%) RHCE
15 32 (0.57%) PMI Certification
16 30 (0.54%) Sun Certification
17 28 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 27 (0.48%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 215 (3.84%) QA
2 127 (2.27%) SLA
3 42 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 31 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 21 (0.38%) PCI DSS
6 15 (0.27%) COBIT
7 10 (0.18%) ISO 9001
7 10 (0.18%) Data Quality
8 7 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
8 7 (0.13%) TickIT
8 7 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 6 (0.11%) BS7799
9 6 (0.11%) Basel III
10 5 (0.089%) EMIR
10 5 (0.089%) CRD IV
11 4 (0.072%) JSP 440
12 3 (0.054%) FINREP
13 2 (0.036%) COREP
13 2 (0.036%) ISO 8583
13 2 (0.036%) ISO 9002
System Software
1 309 (5.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 273 (4.88%) Active Directory
3 185 (3.31%) Oracle RAC
4 117 (2.09%) NFS
5 111 (1.98%) Oracle RMAN
6 100 (1.79%) VMware ESX
7 82 (1.47%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 71 (1.27%) vSphere
9 66 (1.18%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 51 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
11 50 (0.89%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 48 (0.86%) Hyper-V
13 32 (0.57%) Samba
14 30 (0.54%) Veritas File System
15 27 (0.48%) vCloud
15 27 (0.48%) KVM
16 26 (0.46%) XenServer
16 26 (0.46%) XenDesktop
17 24 (0.43%) Nmap
18 23 (0.41%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 212 (3.79%) Puppet
2 194 (3.47%) Tivoli
3 167 (2.99%) Opscode Chef
4 146 (2.61%) HP Quality Center
5 128 (2.29%) Data Guard
6 104 (1.86%) NetBackup
7 100 (1.79%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 93 (1.66%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 93 (1.66%) Control-M
9 82 (1.47%) Nagios
10 40 (0.72%) BladeLogic
11 29 (0.52%) Veritas Storage Foundation
12 26 (0.46%) EMC NetWorker
13 25 (0.45%) Nessus
14 24 (0.43%) SCCM
14 24 (0.43%) SCOM
15 23 (0.41%) BMC PATROL
16 19 (0.34%) Legato
16 19 (0.34%) OpenView Configuration Management
16 19 (0.34%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 2133 (38.14%) Oracle
2 586 (10.48%) Red Hat
3 498 (8.90%) VMware
4 484 (8.65%) IBM
4 484 (8.65%) Microsoft
5 475 (8.49%) HP
6 331 (5.92%) Sybase
7 258 (4.61%) Sun
8 226 (4.04%) Cisco
9 209 (3.74%) Veritas
10 201 (3.59%) EMC
11 184 (3.29%) JBoss
12 181 (3.24%) Citrix
13 128 (2.29%) NetApp
14 126 (2.25%) Informatica
15 114 (2.04%) TIBCO
16 110 (1.97%) SAP
17 89 (1.59%) Business Objects
18 86 (1.54%) Reuters
19 84 (1.50%) BMC
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Excellent market rate paid weekly
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 11 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Pioneer Search
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 12 hours ago
Midlands
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £260 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: From £0 to £520 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Forman IT
Posted: 18 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £600.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Gloucestershire
LA International
Posted: 19 hours ago
Central London / West End
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £300 - £320 Per Day Ltd Co Basis
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £500 to £550 p/day
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Digitek Resourcing
Posted: 20 hours ago