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 22 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 30 27 26
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -1
Contract jobs citing UNIX 3060 2963 3319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 5.29% 5.61% 5.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 24.04% 24.61% 27.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1780 1741 1843
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £271 £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 48 58 73
Average hourly rate £30.50 £26.25 £32.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.19% -18.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £17.20 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £56.16 £52.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £29.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.75% -17.14%

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
12729 12042 12126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.02% 22.81% 20.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 7375 6792 6192
Average daily rate £350 £353 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.70% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £180 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
- +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1110 1021 1215
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

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 22 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 22 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 22 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 -2 2786 £425 +3.03% 761
London -1 1502 £450 - 393
South East -12 443 £375 +1.35% 137
City of London +2 386 £470 +1.62% 167
East of England +11 180 £410 +36.66% 52
Scotland -8 159 £375 - 24
West Midlands +21 137 £350 -6.66% 28
South West +15 125 £421 +35.88% 47
North West -13 125 £375 +21.75% 37
Hampshire -4 123 £375 +15.38% 30
Yorkshire -9 100 £384 +9.64% 42
Surrey -1 94 £350 -6.66% 28
Glasgow +1 93 £400 +18.51% 8
East Midlands +10 92 £356 +9.61% 11
Berkshire -23 91 £350 -6.66% 46
North East +16 78 £335 -2.54% 11
Buckinghamshire -5 70 £388 +10.71% 15
West Yorkshire -11 68 £395 +7.11% 32
Essex +15 67 £440 -12.00% 4
Tyne and Wear +9 67 £350 +1.81% 10
Newcastle upon Tyne +3 64 £350 +1.81% 10
Hertfordshire -2 55 £379 -2.25% 26
Milton Keynes -8 55 £375 +7.14% 8
Leeds -2 45 £378 -5.74% 24
Cheshire -9 45 £430 +32.30% 14
Gosport -1 37 £450 +3.44% 5
Birmingham -5 36 £319 -25.00% 7
Manchester -16 36 £375 +50.00% 11
Wales -1 35 £325 +18.18% 9
Edinburgh -26 33 £398 -11.66% 12

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 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 2920 (49.94%) Linux
2 2163 (36.99%) Oracle
3 2022 (34.58%) SQL
4 1799 (30.77%) Java
5 1640 (28.05%) Windows
6 1395 (23.86%) Finance
7 951 (16.26%) Banking
8 896 (15.32%) Shell Script
9 895 (15.31%) Perl
9 895 (15.31%) Agile Software Development
10 785 (13.43%) HTML
11 705 (12.06%) JavaScript
12 648 (11.08%) XML
13 636 (10.88%) Microsoft
14 634 (10.84%) Solaris
15 633 (10.83%) Relational Database
16 630 (10.77%) Python
17 623 (10.66%) Oracle Database
18 598 (10.23%) Red Hat
19 535 (9.15%) PL/SQL
20 524 (8.96%) HP
21 518 (8.86%) Subversion
21 518 (8.86%) Security Cleared
22 503 (8.60%) ITIL
23 500 (8.55%) VMware
24 487 (8.33%) C++
25 483 (8.26%) Web Services
26 464 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
27 463 (7.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
28 451 (7.71%) Configuration Management

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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
1 375 (6.41%) Apache
2 370 (6.33%) WebSphere
3 354 (6.05%) WebLogic
4 326 (5.58%) Tomcat
5 111 (1.90%) IIS
6 91 (1.56%) SharePoint
7 86 (1.47%) WebSphere Application Server
8 84 (1.44%) Confluence
9 76 (1.30%) MS Exchange
10 71 (1.21%) SAS
11 70 (1.20%) Node.js
12 63 (1.08%) MQSeries
13 61 (1.04%) Oracle Workflow
14 51 (0.87%) nginx
15 42 (0.72%) CMS
16 35 (0.60%) Oracle Coherence
17 34 (0.58%) CICS
18 32 (0.55%) Oracle Service Bus
19 31 (0.53%) IBM HTTP Server
20 30 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 276 (4.72%) MS Excel
2 144 (2.46%) MS Office
3 71 (1.21%) MS Visio
4 34 (0.58%) MS Project
5 33 (0.56%) 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
1 180 (3.08%) Oracle EBS
2 46 (0.79%) Oracle Applications
3 45 (0.77%) Oracle EBS R12
4 41 (0.70%) Oracle BPM
5 33 (0.56%) ION MarketView
5 33 (0.56%) RMDS
6 30 (0.51%) Oracle Payables
7 27 (0.46%) Oracle General Ledger
8 23 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
9 22 (0.38%) Oracle Receivables
10 21 (0.36%) BusinessWorks
11 20 (0.34%) Oracle Financials
12 19 (0.32%) CSG Singleview
13 12 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
14 10 (0.17%) Oracle Cash Management
15 9 (0.15%) Remedy AR System
15 9 (0.15%) Oracle 11i
15 9 (0.15%) Murex MxG2000
15 9 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
16 8 (0.14%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 154 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
2 99 (1.69%) Amazon EC2
3 42 (0.72%) Amazon S3
4 34 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
5 26 (0.44%) GitHub
6 18 (0.31%) SaaS
7 15 (0.26%) Amazon ELB
8 9 (0.15%) IaaS
9 7 (0.12%) Microsoft Azure
10 5 (0.086%) Amazon SQS
10 5 (0.086%) Joyent
11 4 (0.068%) Google Apps
12 3 (0.051%) Office 365
12 3 (0.051%) PaaS
12 3 (0.051%) IBM SmartCloud
13 2 (0.034%) SuccessFactors
13 2 (0.034%) Route 53
14 1 (0.017%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 438 (7.49%) SAN
2 398 (6.81%) TCP/IP
3 381 (6.52%) HTTP
4 365 (6.24%) Firewall
5 308 (5.27%) DNS
6 204 (3.49%) LDAP
7 161 (2.75%) Internet
8 138 (2.36%) SSL
9 120 (2.05%) WAN
9 120 (2.05%) NAS
10 119 (2.04%) LAN
11 96 (1.64%) FTP
12 95 (1.62%) VPN
13 88 (1.51%) Network Security
14 87 (1.49%) HTTPS
15 80 (1.37%) SSH
16 72 (1.23%) DHCP
17 54 (0.92%) Multicast
18 53 (0.91%) SMTP
19 52 (0.89%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 633 (10.83%) Relational Database
2 623 (10.66%) Oracle Database
3 449 (7.68%) MySQL
4 426 (7.29%) SQL Server
5 276 (4.72%) Oracle Database 11g
6 250 (4.28%) Data Warehouse
7 233 (3.98%) RDBMS
8 227 (3.88%) DB2
9 178 (3.04%) Oracle Database 10g
10 161 (2.75%) MongoDB
11 148 (2.53%) Oracle Reports
12 140 (2.39%) NoSQL
13 78 (1.33%) Big Data
14 66 (1.13%) Oracle9i Database
15 64 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
16 63 (1.08%) Oracle Exadata
17 62 (1.06%) Neo4j
18 61 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
18 61 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 54 (0.92%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 518 (8.86%) Subversion
2 411 (7.03%) Git (software)
3 232 (3.97%) JIRA
4 208 (3.56%) Maven
5 195 (3.34%) JUnit
6 173 (2.96%) Jenkins
7 152 (2.60%) Ant
8 130 (2.22%) Selenium
9 114 (1.95%) Eclipse
10 97 (1.66%) Oracle Forms
11 77 (1.32%) QuickTest Pro
12 73 (1.25%) LoadRunner
12 73 (1.25%) TeamCity
13 69 (1.18%) Toad
14 52 (0.89%) Cucumber
15 47 (0.80%) Hudson
16 46 (0.79%) ClearCase
17 40 (0.68%) WebDriver
18 38 (0.65%) IntelliJ
19 33 (0.56%) JMeter
General
1 1395 (23.86%) Finance
2 951 (16.26%) Banking
3 373 (6.38%) Investment Banking
4 289 (4.94%) Front Office
5 212 (3.63%) Telecoms
6 186 (3.18%) Financial Institution
7 152 (2.60%) Retail
8 87 (1.49%) Manufacturing
9 61 (1.04%) Marketing
10 53 (0.91%) Back Office
11 37 (0.63%) Games
12 36 (0.62%) Legal
13 31 (0.53%) Publishing
14 28 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
14 28 (0.48%) Automotive
15 26 (0.44%) General Ledger
16 25 (0.43%) Advertising
17 24 (0.41%) Military
17 24 (0.41%) Billing
18 19 (0.32%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1761 (30.12%) Developer
2 929 (15.89%) Analyst
3 527 (9.01%) Java Developer
4 406 (6.94%) Administrator
5 371 (6.35%) Architect
6 354 (6.05%) Support Analyst
7 288 (4.93%) Consultant
8 254 (4.34%) Applications Support
9 217 (3.71%) DBA
10 211 (3.61%) C++ Developer
11 191 (3.27%) Systems Administrator
12 182 (3.11%) UNIX Administrator
13 174 (2.98%) Test Analyst
14 167 (2.86%) Senior Developer
15 164 (2.80%) Tester
16 154 (2.63%) Support Engineer
17 133 (2.27%) Applications Support Analyst
18 130 (2.22%) Oracle DBA
19 118 (2.02%) UNIX Engineer
20 116 (1.98%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 785 (13.43%) HTML
2 648 (11.08%) XML
3 483 (8.26%) Web Services
4 440 (7.53%) CSS
5 432 (7.39%) Spring
6 392 (6.70%) .NET
7 376 (6.43%) Middleware
8 328 (5.61%) J2EE
9 307 (5.25%) JSP
10 265 (4.53%) Hibernate
11 211 (3.61%) REST
12 180 (3.08%) jQuery
13 174 (2.98%) Ajax
14 171 (2.92%) ASP.NET
15 170 (2.91%) SOAP
16 141 (2.41%) HTML5
17 140 (2.39%) JSON
18 133 (2.27%) JMS
19 132 (2.26%) WebSphere MQ
20 130 (2.22%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 464 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
2 207 (3.54%) Open Source
3 194 (3.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 178 (3.04%) Fixed Income
5 175 (2.99%) Computer Science
6 164 (2.80%) Derivative
7 163 (2.79%) Mainframe
8 161 (2.75%) Management Information System
8 161 (2.75%) Equities
9 147 (2.51%) Clustering
10 125 (2.14%) Replication
11 92 (1.57%) Hedge funds
12 89 (1.52%) Visualisation
13 76 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
14 72 (1.23%) Data Integration
15 60 (1.03%) User Experience
16 55 (0.94%) Credit Risk
17 54 (0.92%) PKI
18 47 (0.80%) Client/Server
19 46 (0.79%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 2920 (49.94%) Linux
2 1640 (28.05%) Windows
3 634 (10.84%) Solaris
4 463 (7.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 304 (5.20%) AIX
6 234 (4.00%) Mac OS X
7 223 (3.81%) Windows Server 2008
8 217 (3.71%) Windows Server 2003
9 151 (2.58%) HPUX
10 104 (1.78%) Windows XP
11 79 (1.35%) CentOS
12 73 (1.25%) SUSE
13 72 (1.23%) Windows 2000
14 71 (1.21%) Windows 7
15 68 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
16 64 (1.09%) Oracle Linux
17 50 (0.86%) zOS
18 44 (0.75%) Debian
19 43 (0.74%) VMS
19 43 (0.74%) SELinux
Processes & Methodologies
1 895 (15.31%) Agile Software Development
2 503 (8.60%) ITIL
3 451 (7.71%) Configuration Management
4 397 (6.79%) OO
5 359 (6.14%) Migration
6 331 (5.66%) TDD
7 287 (4.91%) Scrum
8 268 (4.58%) Performance Tuning
9 264 (4.52%) Continuous Integration
10 254 (4.34%) DevOps
11 251 (4.29%) Multithreading
12 248 (4.24%) Change Management
13 247 (4.22%) ETL
13 247 (4.22%) Web Development
14 239 (4.09%) Project Management
15 224 (3.83%) E-Commerce
15 224 (3.83%) Software Engineering
16 220 (3.76%) SOA
17 212 (3.63%) Low Latency
18 206 (3.52%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2022 (34.58%) SQL
2 1799 (30.77%) Java
3 896 (15.32%) Shell Script
4 895 (15.31%) Perl
5 705 (12.06%) JavaScript
6 630 (10.77%) Python
7 535 (9.15%) PL/SQL
8 487 (8.33%) C++
9 328 (5.61%) Ruby
10 292 (4.99%) C
11 288 (4.93%) C#
12 274 (4.69%) PHP
13 263 (4.50%) Bash Shell
14 175 (2.99%) PowerShell
15 152 (2.60%) Korn
16 138 (2.36%) Scala
17 115 (1.97%) VB
18 78 (1.33%) VBScript
19 76 (1.30%) T-SQL
20 41 (0.70%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 518 (8.86%) Security Cleared
2 404 (6.91%) SC Cleared
3 366 (6.26%) Degree
4 174 (2.98%) ISTQB
5 147 (2.51%) Cisco Certification
6 124 (2.12%) DV Cleared
7 123 (2.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 102 (1.74%) ISEB
9 100 (1.71%) Microsoft Certification
10 90 (1.54%) CISSP
11 68 (1.16%) CCNA
12 55 (0.94%) MCSE
13 51 (0.87%) CCNP
14 45 (0.77%) MCITP
15 41 (0.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 35 (0.60%) CISM
17 34 (0.58%) Sun Certification
18 31 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
19 29 (0.50%) PMI Certification
20 27 (0.46%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 219 (3.75%) QA
2 154 (2.63%) SLA
3 35 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 26 (0.44%) PCI DSS
5 23 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 16 (0.27%) ISO 9001
7 15 (0.26%) Data Quality
8 12 (0.21%) COBIT
9 6 (0.10%) Basel III
10 3 (0.051%) TickIT
10 3 (0.051%) CRD IV
11 2 (0.034%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 2 (0.034%) Solvency II
12 1 (0.017%) HIPAA
12 1 (0.017%) HL7
12 1 (0.017%) ISO 9000
12 1 (0.017%) BS7799
12 1 (0.017%) ISO 14001
12 1 (0.017%) Basel II
12 1 (0.017%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 357 (6.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 254 (4.34%) Active Directory
3 156 (2.67%) Oracle RAC
4 86 (1.47%) Oracle RMAN
5 79 (1.35%) NFS
6 70 (1.20%) VMware ESX
6 70 (1.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 56 (0.96%) vSphere
8 52 (0.89%) Hyper-V
9 33 (0.56%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 33 (0.56%) vCloud
10 31 (0.53%) Nmap
11 28 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
12 26 (0.44%) RHEV
13 24 (0.41%) XenApp
14 22 (0.38%) Sendmail
14 22 (0.38%) KVM
15 21 (0.36%) XenDesktop
15 21 (0.36%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
16 19 (0.32%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 291 (4.98%) Puppet
2 164 (2.80%) Opscode Chef
3 150 (2.57%) Tivoli
4 143 (2.45%) HP Quality Center
5 131 (2.24%) Control-M
6 128 (2.19%) Nagios
7 124 (2.12%) NetBackup
8 94 (1.61%) Data Guard
9 74 (1.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 58 (0.99%) SCOM
11 57 (0.97%) ITRS Geneos
12 44 (0.75%) Backup Exec
13 43 (0.74%) BMC PATROL
14 40 (0.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 31 (0.53%) Nessus
16 28 (0.48%) Cacti
17 27 (0.46%) ZABBIX
18 25 (0.43%) SCCM
18 25 (0.43%) OpenView
19 23 (0.39%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 2163 (36.99%) Oracle
2 636 (10.88%) Microsoft
3 598 (10.23%) Red Hat
4 524 (8.96%) HP
5 500 (8.55%) VMware
6 450 (7.70%) IBM
7 335 (5.73%) Sybase
8 253 (4.33%) Cisco
9 198 (3.39%) Sun
10 184 (3.15%) Citrix
11 153 (2.62%) JBoss
12 149 (2.55%) EMC
13 145 (2.48%) SAP
14 141 (2.41%) NetApp
15 133 (2.27%) Veritas
16 127 (2.17%) Informatica
17 119 (2.04%) TIBCO
18 104 (1.78%) Remedy
19 101 (1.73%) BMC
20 90 (1.54%) Business Objects
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