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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 37 32 46
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +14
Contract jobs citing UNIX 100 109 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.91% 4.97% 3.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.24% 25.53% 19.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 66 31
Average daily rate
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£400 £325 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +10.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £340
% change year-on-year
- +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 10
Average hourly rate £26.00 £93.75 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-72.26% +153.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £26.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+32.07% -11.66%
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
494 427 356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.30% 19.49% 19.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 193 142
Average daily rate £313 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £175 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £470 £462
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £309
% change year-on-year
+7.93% +1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 72 60
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £32.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 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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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
Shropshire +5 30 £450 +52.41%
Birmingham -22 18 £400 +33.33% 8
Coventry 0 12 £313 -21.87% 6
Warwickshire -5 8 £356 +12.20% 7
Wolverhampton +2 7 £310 +47.61%
Staffordshire -9 2 £270 -
Worcestershire - - - -
Solihull - - - - 1
Walsall - - - -
UNIX
England

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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.

1 107 (46.72%) Oracle
2 101 (44.10%) Linux
3 86 (37.55%) Windows
4 85 (37.12%) Java
5 78 (34.06%) SQL
6 53 (23.14%) WebLogic
7 47 (20.52%) Agile Software Development
8 45 (19.65%) webMethods
8 45 (19.65%) J2EE
9 39 (17.03%) AIX
10 38 (16.59%) Shell Script
11 37 (16.16%) PL/SQL
12 36 (15.72%) Subversion
12 36 (15.72%) Oracle Database
13 35 (15.28%) Perl
14 31 (13.54%) Finance
15 29 (12.66%) Red Hat
15 29 (12.66%) Pega
16 28 (12.23%) Jenkins
17 27 (11.79%) BEA
18 26 (11.35%) Apache
19 25 (10.92%) Puppet
20 24 (10.48%) Analytical Skills
20 24 (10.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 24 (10.48%) JBoss
20 24 (10.48%) Solaris
21 23 (10.04%) HPUX
21 23 (10.04%) Business Intelligence
21 23 (10.04%) Waterfall
22 22 (9.61%) Test Strategy

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 53 (23.14%) WebLogic
2 26 (11.35%) Apache
3 24 (10.48%) JBoss
4 17 (7.42%) Tomcat
5 14 (6.11%) Confluence
6 12 (5.24%) WebSphere
7 7 (3.06%) MS Exchange
8 6 (2.62%) Documentum
8 6 (2.62%) SAS
8 6 (2.62%) Oracle Self-Service HR
8 6 (2.62%) Oracle Workflow
9 3 (1.31%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.87%) CMS
10 2 (0.87%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.87%) MTS
11 1 (0.44%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.44%) Node.js
Applications
1 6 (2.62%) MS Office
1 6 (2.62%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (3.06%) Oracle Applications
2 6 (2.62%) Oracle HRMS
2 6 (2.62%) Oracle General Ledger
2 6 (2.62%) Oracle TCA
3 2 (0.87%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.44%) Magento
4 1 (0.44%) Oracle Payroll
4 1 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.44%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.44%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.87%) PaaS
2 1 (0.44%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 21 (9.17%) SAN
2 19 (8.30%) Firewall
3 14 (6.11%) NAS
4 6 (2.62%) Intrusion Detection
4 6 (2.62%) TCP/IP
5 5 (2.18%) DNS
6 4 (1.75%) HTTP
7 3 (1.31%) VPN
7 3 (1.31%) Network Security
7 3 (1.31%) FTP
8 2 (0.87%) LAN
9 1 (0.44%) PSTN
9 1 (0.44%) SDH
9 1 (0.44%) WAN
9 1 (0.44%) DHCP
9 1 (0.44%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.44%) LDAP
9 1 (0.44%) ADSL
9 1 (0.44%) Broadband
9 1 (0.44%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (15.72%) Oracle Database
2 19 (8.30%) SQL Server
3 13 (5.68%) Oracle Reports
4 9 (3.93%) Oracle Database 11g
5 8 (3.49%) Relational Database
6 6 (2.62%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 6 (2.62%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 6 (2.62%) SAS Enterprise Miner
6 6 (2.62%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 6 (2.62%) MySQL
6 6 (2.62%) Oracle Discoverer
6 6 (2.62%) RDBMS
7 4 (1.75%) DB2
7 4 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (1.31%) DTS
9 2 (0.87%) Oracle9i Database
9 2 (0.87%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (0.87%) DataStage
9 2 (0.87%) Cognos Report Studio
9 2 (0.87%) Cognos Framework Manager
Development Applications
1 36 (15.72%) Subversion
2 28 (12.23%) Jenkins
3 21 (9.17%) Maven
4 20 (8.73%) Hudson
5 15 (6.55%) JIRA
6 13 (5.68%) Git (software)
7 7 (3.06%) ClearCase
8 6 (2.62%) Ant
8 6 (2.62%) Oracle Forms
9 5 (2.18%) TeamCity
10 4 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (1.75%) TortoiseSVN
11 3 (1.31%) Toad
12 2 (0.87%) ClearQuest
12 2 (0.87%) Eclipse
12 2 (0.87%) CA Gen
13 1 (0.44%) Visual Studio
13 1 (0.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 1 (0.44%) CruiseControl
13 1 (0.44%) LoadRunner
General
1 31 (13.54%) Finance
2 15 (6.55%) Banking
3 10 (4.37%) Retail
4 6 (2.62%) General Ledger
5 4 (1.75%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.87%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.87%) Legal
6 2 (0.87%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.44%) Publishing
7 1 (0.44%) Games
7 1 (0.44%) Billing
7 1 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.44%) Front Office
7 1 (0.44%) Electronics
7 1 (0.44%) Local Government
7 1 (0.44%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.44%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.44%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 62 (27.07%) Developer
2 49 (21.40%) Architect
3 27 (11.79%) Infrastructure Architect
4 24 (10.48%) Analyst
5 18 (7.86%) Consultant
5 18 (7.86%) Platform Architect
6 15 (6.55%) Administrator
7 14 (6.11%) webMethods Developer
8 13 (5.68%) Support Analyst
8 13 (5.68%) Systems Administrator
9 10 (4.37%) Web Developer
9 10 (4.37%) UNIX Administrator
10 9 (3.93%) Technical Architect
11 8 (3.49%) Technical Support
11 8 (3.49%) UNIX Systems Administrator
12 7 (3.06%) Java Developer
13 6 (2.62%) Technical Analyst
13 6 (2.62%) Senior Developer
13 6 (2.62%) SAS Consultant
13 6 (2.62%) UNIX Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (19.65%) J2EE
2 16 (6.99%) XML
3 14 (6.11%) .NET
4 13 (5.68%) RabbitMQ
5 12 (5.24%) SAX
5 12 (5.24%) Middleware
6 10 (4.37%) HTML
7 8 (3.49%) XSLT
8 7 (3.06%) CSS
9 6 (2.62%) WebSphere MQ
9 6 (2.62%) WebSphere Message Broker
9 6 (2.62%) Spring
10 5 (2.18%) XSD
11 4 (1.75%) JSP
11 4 (1.75%) jQuery
12 2 (0.87%) JSTL
12 2 (0.87%) Spring MVC
12 2 (0.87%) REST
12 2 (0.87%) Servlets
12 2 (0.87%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (10.48%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (6.99%) Open Source
3 8 (3.49%) Data Extraction
4 6 (2.62%) Data Integration
4 6 (2.62%) FMCG
5 5 (2.18%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (2.18%) Mobile Banking
5 5 (2.18%) Visualisation
6 4 (1.75%) Clustering
6 4 (1.75%) Wiki
7 3 (1.31%) Celerra
7 3 (1.31%) Statistics
7 3 (1.31%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.31%) HP Superdome
8 2 (0.87%) DataPower
8 2 (0.87%) Symmetrix DMX
8 2 (0.87%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.87%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.44%) AS400
9 1 (0.44%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 101 (44.10%) Linux
2 86 (37.55%) Windows
3 39 (17.03%) AIX
4 24 (10.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 24 (10.48%) Solaris
5 23 (10.04%) HPUX
6 18 (7.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (6.11%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (5.68%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 7 (3.06%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (3.06%) Windows XP
10 4 (1.75%) VMS
10 4 (1.75%) Mac OS X
10 4 (1.75%) zOS
10 4 (1.75%) Windows NT
10 4 (1.75%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (1.31%) SUSE
12 1 (0.44%) Android
12 1 (0.44%) CentOS
12 1 (0.44%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (20.52%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (10.04%) Business Intelligence
2 23 (10.04%) Waterfall
3 22 (9.61%) Test Strategy
4 21 (9.17%) ITIL
4 21 (9.17%) Configuration Management
5 20 (8.73%) Data Modelling
6 19 (8.30%) RUP
7 15 (6.55%) Infrastructure Management
7 15 (6.55%) Mentoring
8 14 (6.11%) DevOps
8 14 (6.11%) ETL
9 13 (5.68%) Kalman Filter
10 12 (5.24%) Continuous Integration
11 11 (4.80%) Load Balancing
11 11 (4.80%) Migration
12 10 (4.37%) Stakeholder Management
13 9 (3.93%) EAI
13 9 (3.93%) SOA
14 8 (3.49%) OO
Programming Languages
1 85 (37.12%) Java
2 78 (34.06%) SQL
3 38 (16.59%) Shell Script
4 37 (16.16%) PL/SQL
5 35 (15.28%) Perl
6 12 (5.24%) JavaScript
6 12 (5.24%) C
7 5 (2.18%) PHP
7 5 (2.18%) VB
7 5 (2.18%) Korn
8 3 (1.31%) PowerShell
8 3 (1.31%) Python
8 3 (1.31%) Ruby
9 1 (0.44%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.44%) XPath
9 1 (0.44%) VBA
9 1 (0.44%) C#
9 1 (0.44%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 11 (4.80%) Security Cleared
2 9 (3.93%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (3.06%) CCNP
3 7 (3.06%) CCNA
3 7 (3.06%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (2.62%) Degree
4 6 (2.62%) CCDP
4 6 (2.62%) MCITP
5 5 (2.18%) MCSE
6 4 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (1.75%) IBM Certification
6 4 (1.75%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.31%) BC Cleared
8 2 (0.87%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (0.87%) OCP
8 2 (0.87%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.44%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.44%) MCSA
9 1 (0.44%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.18%) QA
2 3 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.87%) SLA
3 2 (0.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.44%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 12 (5.24%) Active Directory
2 10 (4.37%) Squid
3 8 (3.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (2.62%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 4 (1.75%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (1.75%) vCloud
6 2 (0.87%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (0.87%) PowerHA
7 1 (0.44%) KVM
Systems Management
1 25 (10.92%) Puppet
2 3 (1.31%) HP Data Protector
2 3 (1.31%) Data Guard
2 3 (1.31%) NetBackup
3 2 (0.87%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.44%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.44%) Control-M
4 1 (0.44%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.44%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (0.44%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.44%) Nessus
4 1 (0.44%) SCCM
4 1 (0.44%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.44%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (0.44%) Ansible
Vendors
1 107 (46.72%) Oracle
2 45 (19.65%) webMethods
3 29 (12.66%) Red Hat
3 29 (12.66%) Pega
4 27 (11.79%) BEA
5 21 (9.17%) Microsoft
6 20 (8.73%) VMware
7 18 (7.86%) HP
8 17 (7.42%) Informatica
9 15 (6.55%) Cisco
9 15 (6.55%) IBM
10 8 (3.49%) Business Objects
10 8 (3.49%) Ab Initio
10 8 (3.49%) Netezza
11 6 (2.62%) RedPrairie
11 6 (2.62%) Veritas
12 5 (2.18%) Sun
12 5 (2.18%) EMC
12 5 (2.18%) Software AG
13 4 (1.75%) Sybase
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