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 5 August 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 32 32 29
Rank change year-on-year
0 -3
Contract jobs citing UNIX 2988 2828 2842
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 5.17% 5.09% 5.47%
As % of the Operating Systems category 24.28% 22.53% 24.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1726 1607 1591
Average daily rate
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£425 £413 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £263 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.63% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 53 59
Average hourly rate £38.50 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.12 £12.30 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £71.00 £56.27
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £30.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+31.14% -6.15%

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
12308 12554 11579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.29% 22.60% 22.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 7293 7127 6355
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £163 £175
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 953 1068 1017
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -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 £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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 5 August 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 5 August 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 5 August 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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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 0 2662 £425 +1.19% 701
London -1 1336 £475 +5.55% 331
South East +11 579 £400 +14.28% 134
City of London -5 336 £500 +5.26% 116
Scotland +4 208 £350 -6.66% 24
Yorkshire +28 174 £380 +4.46% 53
East of England +7 145 £375 -3.84% 39
Hampshire -7 144 £381 +8.92% 21
North West -4 140 £438 +9.37% 43
West Yorkshire +22 129 £390 +8.33% 48
Berkshire +7 123 £405 +24.20% 32
Surrey +13 106 £400 +16.78% 41
Leeds +25 102 £375 +20.00% 33
Glasgow +3 102 £350 -12.50% 8
Buckinghamshire +14 93 £325 -13.33% 11
East Midlands 0 93 £379 +2.36% 26
South West -1 89 £388 -6.06% 37
Milton Keynes +10 71 £315 -16.00% 1
Reading +16 65 £475 +35.71% 14
Manchester -4 64 £438 +16.66% 30
Edinburgh +4 62 £355 -2.73% 14
West Midlands -31 57 £400 +22.13% 27
West Sussex +26 56 £426 -4.21% 9
Hertfordshire +11 47 £356 -10.37% 17
Essex +5 46 £375 -16.20%
Gloucestershire +8 42 £425 +18.05% 9
North East -29 37 £400 +37.93% 7
Nottinghamshire +5 35 £363 +14.17% 7
South Yorkshire +10 33 £375 +2.04% 3
Tyne and Wear -23 33 £415 +38.33% 5

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 2890 (49.25%) Linux
2 2109 (35.94%) SQL
3 1935 (32.98%) Oracle
4 1709 (29.12%) Java
5 1544 (26.31%) Windows
6 1338 (22.80%) Finance
7 1124 (19.15%) Agile Software Development
8 941 (16.04%) Perl
9 914 (15.58%) Shell Script
10 831 (14.16%) Banking
11 706 (12.03%) Python
12 671 (11.43%) Solaris
13 637 (10.86%) HTML
14 633 (10.79%) XML
15 630 (10.74%) Security Cleared
16 612 (10.43%) Relational Database
17 608 (10.36%) Oracle Database
18 605 (10.31%) JavaScript
19 567 (9.66%) Configuration Management
20 559 (9.53%) PL/SQL
21 536 (9.13%) C++
22 525 (8.95%) Microsoft
23 504 (8.59%) Analytical Skills
24 491 (8.37%) Red Hat
25 489 (8.33%) SQL Server
25 489 (8.33%) VMware
26 486 (8.28%) ITIL
27 477 (8.13%) IBM
28 441 (7.52%) TDD
29 428 (7.29%) Subversion

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 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
1 386 (6.58%) WebSphere
2 342 (5.83%) Apache
3 309 (5.27%) Tomcat
4 272 (4.64%) WebLogic
5 173 (2.95%) JBoss
6 151 (2.57%) SAS
7 131 (2.23%) IIS
8 116 (1.98%) Node.js
9 115 (1.96%) WebSphere Application Server
10 75 (1.28%) MS Exchange
11 56 (0.95%) SharePoint
12 55 (0.94%) MQSeries
13 49 (0.84%) Confluence
14 38 (0.65%) Jetty
15 35 (0.60%) nginx
16 32 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
17 30 (0.51%) Oracle Coherence
18 29 (0.49%) OpenStack
18 29 (0.49%) CICS
19 28 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 268 (4.57%) MS Excel
2 139 (2.37%) MS Office
3 101 (1.72%) MS Visio
4 58 (0.99%) MS PowerPoint
5 42 (0.72%) MS Project
6 28 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
7 16 (0.27%) PaintShop Pro
8 10 (0.17%) AutoCAD
9 8 (0.14%) Siemens NX
10 6 (0.10%) Acrobat
11 4 (0.068%) CATIA
12 3 (0.051%) HipChat
13 2 (0.034%) Maya
13 2 (0.034%) SOLIDWORKS
13 2 (0.034%) PrintSoft PReS
13 2 (0.034%) Doxygen
13 2 (0.034%) Fireworks
13 2 (0.034%) Photoshop
14 1 (0.017%) InfoPath
14 1 (0.017%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 70 (1.19%) Oracle EBS
2 51 (0.87%) Oracle Applications
3 40 (0.68%) Oracle EBS R12
4 24 (0.41%) Oracle General Ledger
4 24 (0.41%) Oracle Payables
5 23 (0.39%) Maximo
6 22 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
7 21 (0.36%) Oracle Receivables
8 19 (0.32%) Summit
9 18 (0.31%) ION MarketView
10 15 (0.26%) Global One
11 14 (0.24%) BusinessWorks
11 14 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
12 13 (0.22%) Loan IQ
13 12 (0.20%) Teamcenter
14 11 (0.19%) RMDS
14 11 (0.19%) Tridion
14 11 (0.19%) Oracle Retail
15 10 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
16 8 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 212 (3.61%) Amazon AWS
2 54 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 51 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
4 38 (0.65%) SaaS
5 32 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
6 31 (0.53%) IaaS
7 29 (0.49%) PaaS
8 25 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
9 19 (0.32%) Amazon S3
10 17 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 16 (0.27%) Google Analytics
12 13 (0.22%) GitHub
13 11 (0.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 11 (0.19%) Office 365
13 11 (0.19%) Heroku
14 8 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
15 7 (0.12%) Route 53
16 5 (0.085%) HP Helion
17 4 (0.068%) OpenShift
17 4 (0.068%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 402 (6.85%) Firewall
2 396 (6.75%) SAN
3 389 (6.63%) TCP/IP
4 288 (4.91%) HTTP
5 260 (4.43%) DNS
6 237 (4.04%) Internet
7 211 (3.60%) LDAP
8 179 (3.05%) SSL
9 164 (2.79%) WAN
10 155 (2.64%) NAS
11 139 (2.37%) LAN
12 100 (1.70%) Network Security
13 97 (1.65%) VPN
14 90 (1.53%) BGP
15 82 (1.40%) OSPF
16 77 (1.31%) FTP
17 75 (1.28%) DHCP
18 67 (1.14%) Wireless
18 67 (1.14%) Radio Access Network
19 60 (1.02%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 612 (10.43%) Relational Database
2 608 (10.36%) Oracle Database
3 489 (8.33%) SQL Server
4 361 (6.15%) MySQL
5 293 (4.99%) DB2
6 251 (4.28%) Data Warehouse
7 246 (4.19%) Oracle Database 11g
8 219 (3.73%) MongoDB
9 218 (3.72%) RDBMS
10 149 (2.54%) Oracle Reports
11 148 (2.52%) Oracle Database 10g
12 132 (2.25%) Big Data
13 123 (2.10%) PostgreSQL
14 122 (2.08%) Hadoop
15 119 (2.03%) BusinessObjects
16 101 (1.72%) NoSQL
17 81 (1.38%) SAS Data Integration Studio
18 72 (1.23%) PowerCenter
19 68 (1.16%) Base SAS
20 62 (1.06%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 428 (7.29%) Subversion
2 388 (6.61%) Git (software)
3 310 (5.28%) Jenkins
4 219 (3.73%) Maven
5 217 (3.70%) JIRA
6 170 (2.90%) Ant
7 114 (1.94%) Selenium
8 108 (1.84%) JUnit
9 101 (1.72%) Eclipse
10 96 (1.64%) Cucumber
11 90 (1.53%) Oracle Forms
12 86 (1.47%) LoadRunner
13 85 (1.45%) ClearCase
14 79 (1.35%) SoapUI
15 61 (1.04%) JMeter
16 59 (1.01%) Hudson
17 49 (0.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 46 (0.78%) HP UFT
19 44 (0.75%) TeamCity
19 44 (0.75%) RSpec
General
1 1338 (22.80%) Finance
2 831 (14.16%) Banking
3 329 (5.61%) Investment Banking
4 261 (4.45%) Telecoms
5 258 (4.40%) Front Office
6 180 (3.07%) Retail
7 95 (1.62%) Financial Institution
8 83 (1.41%) Marketing
9 71 (1.21%) Back Office
10 63 (1.07%) Manufacturing
11 59 (1.01%) Legal
12 39 (0.66%) Billing
13 27 (0.46%) Electronics
14 20 (0.34%) Games
15 19 (0.32%) Law
16 18 (0.31%) Advertising
16 18 (0.31%) Publishing
16 18 (0.31%) General Ledger
17 17 (0.29%) Retail Banking
17 17 (0.29%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 1708 (29.11%) Developer
2 763 (13.00%) Analyst
3 536 (9.13%) Architect
4 475 (8.09%) Java Developer
5 394 (6.71%) Administrator
6 323 (5.50%) Consultant
7 230 (3.92%) Support Analyst
8 229 (3.90%) Systems Administrator
9 217 (3.70%) Applications Support
10 206 (3.51%) C++ Developer
11 190 (3.24%) Senior Developer
12 181 (3.08%) Test Analyst
13 180 (3.07%) DBA
14 154 (2.62%) Technical Architect
15 153 (2.61%) DevOps Engineer
16 150 (2.56%) Oracle Developer
17 149 (2.54%) UNIX Administrator
18 121 (2.06%) Tester
19 112 (1.91%) Project Manager
20 111 (1.89%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 637 (10.86%) HTML
2 633 (10.79%) XML
3 420 (7.16%) Web Services
4 388 (6.61%) Middleware
5 346 (5.90%) J2EE
6 344 (5.86%) .NET
7 298 (5.08%) CSS
8 272 (4.64%) Spring
9 209 (3.56%) REST
10 195 (3.32%) SOAP
11 168 (2.86%) Hibernate
12 161 (2.74%) FIX Protocol
13 156 (2.66%) JSP
14 140 (2.39%) RESTful
15 137 (2.33%) HTML5
16 112 (1.91%) Ajax
17 111 (1.89%) WebSphere MQ
18 106 (1.81%) STL
18 106 (1.81%) Java EE
19 104 (1.77%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 504 (8.59%) Analytical Skills
2 331 (5.64%) Data Centre
3 201 (3.43%) Derivative
4 190 (3.24%) Computer Science
5 185 (3.15%) Clustering
6 168 (2.86%) Mainframe
7 150 (2.56%) Equities
8 149 (2.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 140 (2.39%) Management Information System
10 109 (1.86%) Fixed Income
11 94 (1.60%) Visualisation
12 91 (1.55%) Replication
13 87 (1.48%) PKI
14 71 (1.21%) Client/Server
15 59 (1.01%) Credit Risk
16 57 (0.97%) DataPower
17 56 (0.95%) Data Integration
17 56 (0.95%) Equity Derivative
18 53 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
19 42 (0.72%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 2890 (49.25%) Linux
2 1544 (26.31%) Windows
3 671 (11.43%) Solaris
4 414 (7.06%) AIX
5 371 (6.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 221 (3.77%) Mac OS X
7 160 (2.73%) Windows Server 2008
8 137 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
9 119 (2.03%) HPUX
10 84 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
11 76 (1.30%) CentOS
12 72 (1.23%) Ubuntu
13 49 (0.84%) Windows XP
14 44 (0.75%) SUSE
15 42 (0.72%) Windows 7
16 40 (0.68%) zOS
17 36 (0.61%) MVS
17 36 (0.61%) Apple iOS
18 35 (0.60%) Oracle Linux
19 33 (0.56%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 1124 (19.15%) Agile Software Development
2 567 (9.66%) Configuration Management
3 486 (8.28%) ITIL
4 441 (7.52%) TDD
5 412 (7.02%) Migration
5 412 (7.02%) Continuous Integration
6 341 (5.81%) DevOps
7 340 (5.79%) Performance Tuning
8 335 (5.71%) Scrum
9 324 (5.52%) OO
10 319 (5.44%) SDLC
11 283 (4.82%) Project Management
12 273 (4.65%) ETL
13 263 (4.48%) Software Engineering
14 259 (4.41%) Multithreading
15 202 (3.44%) Web Development
15 202 (3.44%) Open Source
16 196 (3.34%) E-Commerce
17 189 (3.22%) Change Management
18 187 (3.19%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 2109 (35.94%) SQL
2 1709 (29.12%) Java
3 941 (16.04%) Perl
4 914 (15.58%) Shell Script
5 706 (12.03%) Python
6 605 (10.31%) JavaScript
7 559 (9.53%) PL/SQL
8 536 (9.13%) C++
9 345 (5.88%) Ruby
10 287 (4.89%) C
11 257 (4.38%) C#
12 247 (4.21%) Bash Shell
13 188 (3.20%) PHP
14 176 (3.00%) PowerShell
15 136 (2.32%) Korn
16 130 (2.22%) Scala
17 103 (1.76%) VB
18 55 (0.94%) COBOL
19 52 (0.89%) T-SQL
20 44 (0.75%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 630 (10.74%) Security Cleared
2 419 (7.14%) SC Cleared
3 395 (6.73%) Degree
4 154 (2.62%) DV Cleared
5 153 (2.61%) Cisco Certification
6 127 (2.16%) ISTQB
7 111 (1.89%) ISEB
8 76 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
9 75 (1.28%) CCNA
10 67 (1.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 54 (0.92%) CCNP
12 48 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
13 47 (0.80%) CISSP
14 40 (0.68%) MCSE
15 31 (0.53%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 30 (0.51%) MCITP
17 27 (0.46%) Sun Certification
18 26 (0.44%) CCIE
19 19 (0.32%) CISM
20 18 (0.31%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 192 (3.27%) QA
2 106 (1.81%) SLA
3 33 (0.56%) Data Quality
4 32 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 20 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 15 (0.26%) PCI DSS
7 10 (0.17%) FATCA
7 10 (0.17%) EMIR
7 10 (0.17%) Solvency II
8 9 (0.15%) COBIT
8 9 (0.15%) GxP
9 6 (0.10%) ISO 9001
9 6 (0.10%) Basel II
9 6 (0.10%) COREP
10 5 (0.085%) FINREP
11 4 (0.068%) PMBOK
12 2 (0.034%) TickIT
12 2 (0.034%) BS7799
12 2 (0.034%) Dodd-Frank
12 2 (0.034%) ISO/IEC 14443
System Software
1 298 (5.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 264 (4.50%) Active Directory
3 91 (1.55%) Oracle RAC
4 88 (1.50%) VMware ESX
5 82 (1.40%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 70 (1.19%) vSphere
7 69 (1.18%) NFS
8 56 (0.95%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 52 (0.89%) Hyper-V
10 45 (0.77%) Docker
11 27 (0.46%) XenApp
12 25 (0.43%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 24 (0.41%) Veritas File System
13 24 (0.41%) KVM
14 19 (0.32%) HDFS
15 18 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
15 18 (0.31%) RACF
16 16 (0.27%) Samba
17 14 (0.24%) vCloud
17 14 (0.24%) Oracle Clusterware
Systems Management
1 348 (5.93%) Puppet
2 199 (3.39%) Opscode Chef
3 149 (2.54%) Tivoli
4 109 (1.86%) HP Quality Center
5 104 (1.77%) Control-M
6 81 (1.38%) NetBackup
7 72 (1.23%) Oracle RMAN
8 68 (1.16%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 61 (1.04%) BladeLogic
10 59 (1.01%) Ansible
11 56 (0.95%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 47 (0.80%) Data Guard
13 46 (0.78%) Nagios
14 43 (0.73%) Oracle ZFS
15 39 (0.66%) SCOM
16 34 (0.58%) Salt
17 33 (0.56%) ITRS Geneos
18 28 (0.48%) SCCM
19 24 (0.41%) OpenView
20 22 (0.37%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 1935 (32.98%) Oracle
2 525 (8.95%) Microsoft
3 491 (8.37%) Red Hat
4 489 (8.33%) VMware
5 477 (8.13%) IBM
6 403 (6.87%) HP
7 317 (5.40%) Cisco
8 280 (4.77%) Sybase
9 188 (3.20%) Citrix
10 177 (3.02%) Informatica
11 174 (2.97%) Sun
12 164 (2.79%) Veritas
13 152 (2.59%) NetApp
14 142 (2.42%) SAP
15 135 (2.30%) EMC
16 106 (1.81%) F5
17 99 (1.69%) Remedy
18 93 (1.58%) TIBCO
19 80 (1.36%) Juniper
20 79 (1.35%) CheckPoint
London
Reed Technology
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 350-400 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
West Sussex
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £350 - £390 Per Day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
The People Network
Rate: £480 - £560 per day + 12 Month Contract
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
LA International
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Rate: £120.00 - £140.00 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Haverfordwest, Dyfed
Quality Cottages and Quality Unearthed
Rate: Rate depending on experience.
Posted: 18 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 19 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Xcede
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
West Yorkshire
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
South East London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £220.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 23 hours ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
JM
Rate: v. competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day + market rate
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £555 per day
Posted: Yesterday