The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 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 for the West Midlands region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 29 49 30
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -19
Contract jobs citing UNIX 118 64 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.84% 3.25% 4.28%
As % of the Operating Systems category 23.84% 17.58% 21.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 29 53
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£330 £359 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.07% +19.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £221 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £475 £573
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 8
Average hourly rate £36.15 £27.50 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.45% +14.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £16.83 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £106.40 £34.15 £32.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +13.04%
Operating Systems Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
495 364 443
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.30% 18.49% 19.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 165 217
Average daily rate £300 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £160 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £430 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 58 57
Average hourly rate £14.25 £15.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.06% +6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £26.50 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -4.41%
UNIX
England

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +3 30 £348 -13.12% 1
Shropshire +6 16 £295 - 5
Coventry -4 14 £250 -23.07% 2
Warwickshire +8 12 £385 +16.22% 4
Solihull +7 7 £275 -
Staffordshire - 3 £413 - 1
Wolverhampton 0 1 - - 1
Worcestershire - 1 £350 - 1
UNIX
England

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 108 (46.75%) Linux
2 78 (33.77%) Oracle
3 56 (24.24%) Windows
4 49 (21.21%) Shell Script
5 48 (20.78%) Java
6 47 (20.35%) SQL
7 38 (16.45%) ITIL
8 37 (16.02%) XML
9 32 (13.85%) JSP
9 32 (13.85%) HTML
9 32 (13.85%) JavaScript
9 32 (13.85%) AIX
9 32 (13.85%) Red Hat
9 32 (13.85%) Finance
10 30 (12.99%) Perl
11 29 (12.55%) J2EE
12 28 (12.12%) HPUX
13 27 (11.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 26 (11.26%) Solaris
14 26 (11.26%) Migration
15 22 (9.52%) .NET
15 22 (9.52%) SAN
15 22 (9.52%) IBM
15 22 (9.52%) Oracle Database
16 20 (8.66%) VMware
17 19 (8.23%) HP
17 19 (8.23%) SAP
17 19 (8.23%) WebLogic
17 19 (8.23%) WebSphere
18 18 (7.79%) Apache

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 19 (8.23%) WebLogic
1 19 (8.23%) WebSphere
2 18 (7.79%) Apache
3 17 (7.36%) Tomcat
3 17 (7.36%) CMS
4 10 (4.33%) IBM Notes
5 7 (3.03%) SharePoint
5 7 (3.03%) SAS
6 4 (1.73%) MS Exchange
7 3 (1.30%) Documentum
7 3 (1.30%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.43%) Adobe CQ
9 1 (0.43%) iPlanet
9 1 (0.43%) IBM HTTP Server
9 1 (0.43%) Oracle Application Server
9 1 (0.43%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (2.60%) MS Office
2 5 (2.16%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.16%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.43%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.73%) Oracle 11i
2 3 (1.30%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.30%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.87%) ENOVIA
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 22 (9.52%) SAN
2 10 (4.33%) DNS
3 9 (3.90%) Firewall
4 8 (3.46%) IMAP
4 8 (3.46%) HTTP
4 8 (3.46%) SMTP
5 7 (3.03%) Network Security
5 7 (3.03%) OSPF
5 7 (3.03%) BGP
6 4 (1.73%) FTP
7 3 (1.30%) NAS
7 3 (1.30%) Junos
7 3 (1.30%) LDAP
7 3 (1.30%) TCP/IP
7 3 (1.30%) SSL
8 2 (0.87%) VPN
8 2 (0.87%) LAN
8 2 (0.87%) Internet
8 2 (0.87%) Extranet
9 1 (0.43%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (9.52%) Oracle Database
2 13 (5.63%) Relational Database
3 10 (4.33%) RDBMS
4 9 (3.90%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (3.46%) Informix
6 7 (3.03%) MySQL
6 7 (3.03%) SQL Server
6 7 (3.03%) Oracle Database 10g
6 7 (3.03%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (1.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (1.73%) SAP Data Services
8 3 (1.30%) Cognos Transformer
8 3 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (1.30%) Oracle9i Database
8 3 (1.30%) ReportNet
9 2 (0.87%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.87%) Cognos Analysis Studio
9 2 (0.87%) Cognos Report Studio
Development Applications
1 17 (7.36%) Ant
1 17 (7.36%) Eclipse
1 17 (7.36%) Subversion
1 17 (7.36%) Maven
2 5 (2.16%) ProC
3 4 (1.73%) ClearCase
4 3 (1.30%) LoadRunner
4 3 (1.30%) ClearQuest
4 3 (1.30%) JMeter
4 3 (1.30%) CA Gen
5 2 (0.87%) WebDriver
5 2 (0.87%) Selenium
5 2 (0.87%) Toad
5 2 (0.87%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.43%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.43%) Oracle APEX
General
1 32 (13.85%) Finance
2 15 (6.49%) Banking
3 6 (2.60%) Investment Banking
4 5 (2.16%) Front Office
5 4 (1.73%) Financial Institution
5 4 (1.73%) Games
6 3 (1.30%) Automotive
7 1 (0.43%) Publishing
7 1 (0.43%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.43%) Retail
Job Titles
1 45 (19.48%) Developer
2 40 (17.32%) Analyst
3 30 (12.99%) Administrator
4 24 (10.39%) Java Developer
5 16 (6.93%) Applications Support
5 16 (6.93%) Architect
6 15 (6.49%) Web Developer
6 15 (6.49%) Java Web Developer
7 14 (6.06%) Project Manager
7 14 (6.06%) UNIX Administrator
8 12 (5.19%) Support Analyst
8 12 (5.19%) UNIX Support
9 11 (4.76%) Test Analyst
9 11 (4.76%) Systems Administrator
10 10 (4.33%) UNIX Engineer
11 9 (3.90%) 2nd Line Support
12 8 (3.46%) UNIX Systems Administrator
12 8 (3.46%) Consultant
13 7 (3.03%) DBA
13 7 (3.03%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (16.02%) XML
2 32 (13.85%) JSP
2 32 (13.85%) HTML
3 29 (12.55%) J2EE
4 22 (9.52%) .NET
5 17 (7.36%) XSLT
5 17 (7.36%) CSS
5 17 (7.36%) WebSphere MQ
5 17 (7.36%) JSTL
5 17 (7.36%) Spring
5 17 (7.36%) jQuery
5 17 (7.36%) REST
6 15 (6.49%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 12 (5.19%) Middleware
8 10 (4.33%) Ajax
9 9 (3.90%) CGI
10 5 (2.16%) EDI
10 5 (2.16%) Servlets
11 4 (1.73%) SOAP
11 4 (1.73%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.93%) Mainframe
2 12 (5.19%) DataPower
3 9 (3.90%) Web 2.0
4 8 (3.46%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.16%) CMDB
5 5 (2.16%) Clustering
6 4 (1.73%) AS400
6 4 (1.73%) LPAR
7 3 (1.30%) Data Extraction
7 3 (1.30%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.30%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.30%) Equities
8 1 (0.43%) Derivative
8 1 (0.43%) Equity Derivative
8 1 (0.43%) Replication
8 1 (0.43%) HP StorageWorks
8 1 (0.43%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 108 (46.75%) Linux
2 56 (24.24%) Windows
3 32 (13.85%) AIX
4 28 (12.12%) HPUX
5 27 (11.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 26 (11.26%) Solaris
7 10 (4.33%) zOS
8 8 (3.46%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (2.60%) Windows NT
10 4 (1.73%) MVS
10 4 (1.73%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (1.30%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.43%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (16.45%) ITIL
2 26 (11.26%) Migration
3 12 (5.19%) Incident Management
3 12 (5.19%) Root Cause Analysis
4 10 (4.33%) Test Scripting
5 9 (3.90%) Customer Engagement
5 9 (3.90%) Project Management
6 8 (3.46%) Configuration Management
6 8 (3.46%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (3.46%) Risk Assessment
6 8 (3.46%) Load Balancing
6 8 (3.46%) Problem Management
6 8 (3.46%) Performance Tuning
7 7 (3.03%) Test Strategy
7 7 (3.03%) Waterfall
7 7 (3.03%) ITIL V3
7 7 (3.03%) Business Continuity
7 7 (3.03%) ETL
8 6 (2.60%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (2.60%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 49 (21.21%) Shell Script
2 48 (20.78%) Java
3 47 (20.35%) SQL
4 32 (13.85%) JavaScript
5 30 (12.99%) Perl
6 15 (6.49%) C
7 12 (5.19%) PL/SQL
8 10 (4.33%) PHP
9 8 (3.46%) VB
10 7 (3.03%) C++
10 7 (3.03%) Korn
11 5 (2.16%) C#
11 5 (2.16%) Tcl
12 4 (1.73%) ActionScript
12 4 (1.73%) ActionScript 2.0
13 3 (1.30%) VBA
13 3 (1.30%) Python
14 2 (0.87%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.87%) COBOL
14 2 (0.87%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 11 (4.76%) Security Cleared
2 9 (3.90%) SC Cleared
3 8 (3.46%) Degree
4 7 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (2.60%) CCNP
5 6 (2.60%) ISEB
6 5 (2.16%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 5 (2.16%) ISTQB
7 4 (1.73%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (1.30%) Check Point Certification
8 3 (1.30%) CCSA
9 2 (0.87%) RHCE
9 2 (0.87%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.43%) PMP
10 1 (0.43%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.43%) CCIE
10 1 (0.43%) CCNA
10 1 (0.43%) CCDP
10 1 (0.43%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.73%) SLA
2 3 (1.30%) QA
3 1 (0.43%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.43%) TickIT
System Software
1 11 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (3.46%) Sendmail
3 6 (2.60%) Oracle RAC
3 6 (2.60%) Active Directory
4 4 (1.73%) Oracle RMAN
5 3 (1.30%) Nmap
5 3 (1.30%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.43%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.43%) NFS
6 1 (0.43%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.43%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (0.43%) SRDF
6 1 (0.43%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 12 (5.19%) Control-M
2 6 (2.60%) Data Guard
2 6 (2.60%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (1.73%) Tivoli
4 3 (1.30%) CA SiteMinder
4 3 (1.30%) NetBackup
4 3 (1.30%) Nessus
4 3 (1.30%) EMC NetWorker
4 3 (1.30%) HP Data Protector
4 3 (1.30%) CORE IMPACT
5 2 (0.87%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.43%) OpenView
6 1 (0.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.43%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 78 (33.77%) Oracle
2 32 (13.85%) Red Hat
3 22 (9.52%) IBM
4 20 (8.66%) VMware
5 19 (8.23%) SAP
5 19 (8.23%) HP
6 18 (7.79%) Microsoft
7 17 (7.36%) Alterian
8 15 (6.49%) Sybase
9 13 (5.63%) NetApp
9 13 (5.63%) Lotus
10 9 (3.90%) CheckPoint
11 8 (3.46%) Cisco
12 7 (3.03%) JBoss
12 7 (3.03%) webMethods
12 7 (3.03%) Pega
12 7 (3.03%) Teradata
13 6 (2.60%) Ab Initio
13 6 (2.60%) Blue Coat
13 6 (2.60%) Juniper
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