The table below looks at the statistics for UNIX skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited UNIX over the 3 months to 22 August 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 26 46 24
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -22
Contract jobs citing UNIX 141 65 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.55% 3.03% 4.79%
As % of the Operating Systems category 26.96% 16.71% 23.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 33 58
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£328 £438 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.14% +34.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £230 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £525 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 7
Average hourly rate £31.50 £24.63 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.91% +2.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.10 £14.73 £22.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £92.68 £34.53 £31.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +8.33%
UNIX
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Operating Systems Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
523 389 457
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.58% 18.14% 20.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 199 226
Average daily rate £315 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £160 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 54 48
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.60 £23.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.68% -8.57%

UNIX
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing UNIX across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

UNIX Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

UNIX
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing UNIX across the West Midlands region.

UNIX Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

UNIX
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UNIX across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

UNIX Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

UNIX
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing UNIX across the West Midlands region.

UNIX Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

UNIX
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UNIX across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

UNIX Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

UNIX
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing UNIX within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 August 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
Birmingham +7 33 £300 -33.33% 10
Warwickshire +16 28 £369 +11.32% 2
Coventry +8 25 £263 -16.66% 3
Shropshire +2 16 £295 - 2
Worcestershire - 2 £350 -
Solihull 0 1 - -
Staffordshire - 1 £400 - 4
Wolverhampton - - - -
UNIX
England

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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.

1 122 (48.03%) Linux
2 81 (31.89%) Oracle
3 70 (27.56%) Windows
4 63 (24.80%) SQL
5 52 (20.47%) ITIL
6 51 (20.08%) Java
7 48 (18.90%) Red Hat
8 47 (18.50%) Shell Script
9 43 (16.93%) HPUX
10 33 (12.99%) Finance
11 32 (12.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 31 (12.20%) VMware
12 31 (12.20%) Solaris
12 31 (12.20%) Perl
13 30 (11.81%) AIX
13 30 (11.81%) XML
14 29 (11.42%) SAN
14 29 (11.42%) HP
15 26 (10.24%) JavaScript
16 25 (9.84%) HTML
16 25 (9.84%) JSP
17 24 (9.45%) IBM
18 23 (9.06%) Microsoft
18 23 (9.06%) Migration
18 23 (9.06%) Oracle Database
18 23 (9.06%) WebSphere
19 22 (8.66%) J2EE
20 20 (7.87%) SAP
20 20 (7.87%) WebSphere MQ
21 19 (7.48%) WebLogic

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 23 (9.06%) WebSphere
2 19 (7.48%) WebLogic
3 14 (5.51%) Apache
4 11 (4.33%) Tomcat
4 11 (4.33%) CMS
5 10 (3.94%) IBM Notes
6 8 (3.15%) SharePoint
7 7 (2.76%) MS Exchange
8 4 (1.57%) SAS
8 4 (1.57%) CICS
8 4 (1.57%) TPMS
9 3 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (1.18%) WebSphere Application Server
9 3 (1.18%) Documentum
10 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.39%) Oracle Application Server
10 1 (0.39%) Adobe CQ
10 1 (0.39%) IIS
10 1 (0.39%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.39%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 7 (2.76%) MS Office
1 7 (2.76%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.97%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.79%) MS Project
3 2 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.39%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 5 (1.97%) Oracle 11i
2 3 (1.18%) ENOVIA
2 3 (1.18%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (1.18%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.39%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.39%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 29 (11.42%) SAN
2 12 (4.72%) Firewall
3 11 (4.33%) IMAP
3 11 (4.33%) SMTP
3 11 (4.33%) TCP/IP
3 11 (4.33%) DNS
4 9 (3.54%) HTTP
5 8 (3.15%) LAN
5 8 (3.15%) WAN
6 7 (2.76%) Network Security
6 7 (2.76%) VoIP
6 7 (2.76%) OSPF
6 7 (2.76%) BGP
7 4 (1.57%) SSL
7 4 (1.57%) FTP
7 4 (1.57%) ATM
8 3 (1.18%) Junos
8 3 (1.18%) LDAP
8 3 (1.18%) Internet
9 2 (0.79%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (9.06%) Oracle Database
2 14 (5.51%) Relational Database
3 12 (4.72%) SQL Server
4 11 (4.33%) Informix
5 10 (3.94%) RDBMS
5 10 (3.94%) MySQL
6 9 (3.54%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (2.36%) Oracle Database 10g
7 6 (2.36%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (1.57%) DB2
8 4 (1.57%) SAP Data Services
9 3 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (1.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (1.18%) Oracle9i Database
9 3 (1.18%) Oracle OWB
10 2 (0.79%) ReportNet
10 2 (0.79%) OLTP
10 2 (0.79%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 11 (4.33%) Maven
1 11 (4.33%) Subversion
1 11 (4.33%) Ant
1 11 (4.33%) Eclipse
2 5 (1.97%) ClearCase
2 5 (1.97%) Oracle Forms
2 5 (1.97%) ProC
3 3 (1.18%) LoadRunner
3 3 (1.18%) Toad
3 3 (1.18%) JMeter
3 3 (1.18%) ClearQuest
4 2 (0.79%) CA Gen
4 2 (0.79%) Mercurial
4 2 (0.79%) WebDriver
4 2 (0.79%) Selenium
5 1 (0.39%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.39%) PROIV
General
1 33 (12.99%) Finance
2 15 (5.91%) Banking
3 6 (2.36%) Investment Banking
4 5 (1.97%) Automotive
4 5 (1.97%) Front Office
5 3 (1.18%) Games
5 3 (1.18%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.39%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 50 (19.69%) Analyst
2 42 (16.54%) Developer
3 27 (10.63%) Administrator
4 25 (9.84%) Applications Support
4 25 (9.84%) Support Analyst
5 22 (8.66%) Architect
6 20 (7.87%) Java Developer
7 17 (6.69%) UNIX Administrator
8 15 (5.91%) Applications Support Analyst
9 13 (5.12%) UNIX Support
9 13 (5.12%) 2nd Line Support
10 12 (4.72%) Project Manager
11 11 (4.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 11 (4.33%) Systems Administrator
12 10 (3.94%) Web Developer
12 10 (3.94%) Consultant
12 10 (3.94%) Java Web Developer
13 9 (3.54%) Technical Architect
13 9 (3.54%) Test Analyst
14 8 (3.15%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (11.81%) XML
2 25 (9.84%) HTML
2 25 (9.84%) JSP
3 22 (8.66%) J2EE
4 20 (7.87%) WebSphere MQ
5 19 (7.48%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 17 (6.69%) .NET
7 13 (5.12%) Spring
7 13 (5.12%) Middleware
8 12 (4.72%) jQuery
9 11 (4.33%) REST
9 11 (4.33%) JSTL
9 11 (4.33%) XSLT
9 11 (4.33%) CSS
10 8 (3.15%) Ajax
11 7 (2.76%) CGI
12 6 (2.36%) Servlets
13 5 (1.97%) Java EE
14 4 (1.57%) JavaBeans
14 4 (1.57%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.12%) Mainframe
2 12 (4.72%) DataPower
3 9 (3.54%) Computer Science
4 7 (2.76%) Web 2.0
5 5 (1.97%) Clustering
5 5 (1.97%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.57%) AS400
6 4 (1.57%) Data Extraction
6 4 (1.57%) CMDB
7 3 (1.18%) LPAR
7 3 (1.18%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.18%) Equities
8 2 (0.79%) Replication
9 1 (0.39%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.39%) PKI
9 1 (0.39%) Derivative
9 1 (0.39%) Equity Derivative
9 1 (0.39%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 122 (48.03%) Linux
2 70 (27.56%) Windows
3 43 (16.93%) HPUX
4 32 (12.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 31 (12.20%) Solaris
6 30 (11.81%) AIX
7 12 (4.72%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (3.94%) zOS
9 7 (2.76%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (1.97%) Windows NT
11 4 (1.57%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (1.57%) Windows Vista
12 3 (1.18%) Windows 7
12 3 (1.18%) MVS
13 1 (0.39%) CentOS
13 1 (0.39%) VME
13 1 (0.39%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (20.47%) ITIL
2 23 (9.06%) Migration
3 12 (4.72%) Root Cause Analysis
4 11 (4.33%) Waterfall
4 11 (4.33%) Incident Management
4 11 (4.33%) Project Management
5 9 (3.54%) Load Balancing
5 9 (3.54%) Performance Tuning
6 8 (3.15%) Configuration Management
6 8 (3.15%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (3.15%) Risk Assessment
6 8 (3.15%) Test Strategy
6 8 (3.15%) Test Scripting
6 8 (3.15%) Problem Management
7 7 (2.76%) Data Protection
7 7 (2.76%) Customer Engagement
7 7 (2.76%) ITIL V3
7 7 (2.76%) ETL
7 7 (2.76%) Scrum
8 6 (2.36%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 63 (24.80%) SQL
2 51 (20.08%) Java
3 47 (18.50%) Shell Script
4 31 (12.20%) Perl
5 26 (10.24%) JavaScript
6 15 (5.91%) C
7 11 (4.33%) PL/SQL
7 11 (4.33%) VB
8 9 (3.54%) PHP
9 8 (3.15%) C++
10 7 (2.76%) PowerShell
10 7 (2.76%) C#
11 6 (2.36%) VBA
12 5 (1.97%) Korn
12 5 (1.97%) Python
12 5 (1.97%) Tcl
13 3 (1.18%) Bash Shell
13 3 (1.18%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.79%) ActionScript
14 2 (0.79%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 17 (6.69%) Security Cleared
2 11 (4.33%) SC Cleared
3 10 (3.94%) Degree
4 7 (2.76%) ISEB
4 7 (2.76%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (2.36%) CCNP
6 5 (1.97%) ISTQB
7 4 (1.57%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (1.57%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 3 (1.18%) ISSAP
8 3 (1.18%) DV Cleared
8 3 (1.18%) CCSA
8 3 (1.18%) Check Point Certification
9 2 (0.79%) RHCE
9 2 (0.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.79%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (0.79%) EnCE
10 1 (0.39%) CCSE
10 1 (0.39%) JNCIS
10 1 (0.39%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.97%) SLA
2 3 (1.18%) QA
3 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.39%) Data Quality
System Software
1 16 (6.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (5.51%) Active Directory
3 11 (4.33%) Sendmail
4 6 (2.36%) Oracle RAC
5 5 (1.97%) Oracle RMAN
6 3 (1.18%) Nmap
6 3 (1.18%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.39%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.39%) RHEV
7 1 (0.39%) NFS
7 1 (0.39%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (3.15%) Control-M
2 6 (2.36%) NetBackup
2 6 (2.36%) Data Guard
3 4 (1.57%) Tivoli
3 4 (1.57%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (1.18%) EMC NetWorker
4 3 (1.18%) Nessus
4 3 (1.18%) CORE IMPACT
4 3 (1.18%) HP Data Protector
4 3 (1.18%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 3 (1.18%) CA SiteMinder
5 1 (0.39%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 81 (31.89%) Oracle
2 48 (18.90%) Red Hat
3 31 (12.20%) VMware
4 29 (11.42%) HP
5 24 (9.45%) IBM
6 23 (9.06%) Microsoft
7 20 (7.87%) SAP
8 18 (7.09%) Sybase
9 13 (5.12%) NetApp
9 13 (5.12%) Lotus
10 11 (4.33%) Alterian
11 10 (3.94%) CheckPoint
12 8 (3.15%) Cisco
13 7 (2.76%) JBoss
13 7 (2.76%) webMethods
14 6 (2.36%) CA
14 6 (2.36%) Juniper
14 6 (2.36%) Pega
14 6 (2.36%) Blue Coat
15 5 (1.97%) Informatica
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