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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 27 32 31
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -1
Contract jobs citing UNIX 119 94 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.50% 4.51% 4.36%
As % of the Operating Systems category 24.24% 24.42% 22.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 61 38
Average daily rate
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£409 £315 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.84% -18.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £220 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £451 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 9
Average hourly rate £13.00 £21.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.09% -36.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £21.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+72.61% -23.63%
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
491 385 356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 22.70% 18.47% 19.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 194 138
Average daily rate £350 £305 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.75% -12.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £154 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.93% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 55 64
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £22.69 £32.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -11.76%

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 30 January 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
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 30 January 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
Shropshire +10 45 £418 +4.50% 3
Birmingham +9 35 £375 +25.00% 12
Coventry -1 11 £318 -25.29% 5
Wolverhampton -6 4 £263 -0.94% 2
Staffordshire +7 3 £585 -
Warwickshire -6 1 £400 +14.28% 3
Worcestershire - - - -
Solihull - - - - 2
Walsall - - - -
UNIX
England

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 129 (51.60%) Linux
2 109 (43.60%) Windows
3 102 (40.80%) Oracle
4 93 (37.20%) SQL
5 78 (31.20%) Java
6 44 (17.60%) Red Hat
7 42 (16.80%) Agile Software Development
8 40 (16.00%) AIX
9 37 (14.80%) Oracle Database
10 36 (14.40%) WebLogic
11 34 (13.60%) HPUX
12 33 (13.20%) Solaris
12 33 (13.20%) PL/SQL
12 33 (13.20%) Shell Script
12 33 (13.20%) webMethods
13 32 (12.80%) SAN
14 31 (12.40%) Finance
14 31 (12.40%) Perl
15 30 (12.00%) J2EE
15 30 (12.00%) VMware
16 28 (11.20%) Apache
16 28 (11.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 28 (11.20%) Subversion
17 27 (10.80%) WebSphere
17 27 (10.80%) ITIL
17 27 (10.80%) IBM
17 27 (10.80%) Microsoft
18 25 (10.00%) HP
18 25 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
19 24 (9.60%) SQL Server

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 36 (14.40%) WebLogic
2 28 (11.20%) Apache
3 27 (10.80%) WebSphere
4 22 (8.80%) JBoss
5 13 (5.20%) Tomcat
6 11 (4.40%) Confluence
7 8 (3.20%) MS Exchange
8 5 (2.00%) SharePoint
9 4 (1.60%) Documentum
10 3 (1.20%) CICS
10 3 (1.20%) Oracle Workflow
10 3 (1.20%) TPMS
11 2 (0.80%) SAS
11 2 (0.80%) MTS
12 1 (0.40%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.40%) WebSphere Application Server
12 1 (0.40%) CMS
12 1 (0.40%) Lync
12 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
12 1 (0.40%) Node.js
Applications
1 9 (3.60%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.40%) MS Office
3 1 (0.40%) MS Project
3 1 (0.40%) CATIA
3 1 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.60%) ENOVIA
2 3 (1.20%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.80%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (0.80%) Oracle TCA
3 2 (0.80%) Oracle HRMS
3 2 (0.80%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.40%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.40%) Oracle Payroll
4 1 (0.40%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.40%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 32 (12.80%) SAN
2 17 (6.80%) Firewall
3 16 (6.40%) TCP/IP
4 11 (4.40%) NAS
5 9 (3.60%) LAN
6 8 (3.20%) WAN
7 7 (2.80%) DNS
8 6 (2.40%) VoIP
9 4 (1.60%) Intrusion Detection
9 4 (1.60%) SMTP
9 4 (1.60%) FTP
9 4 (1.60%) HTTP
9 4 (1.60%) ATM
10 3 (1.20%) ISDN
10 3 (1.20%) DHCP
10 3 (1.20%) Ethernet
10 3 (1.20%) VPN
10 3 (1.20%) MPLS
10 3 (1.20%) OSPF
10 3 (1.20%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (14.80%) Oracle Database
2 24 (9.60%) SQL Server
3 9 (3.60%) MySQL
4 8 (3.20%) Relational Database
4 8 (3.20%) Oracle Database 11g
5 7 (2.80%) DB2
6 6 (2.40%) RDBMS
6 6 (2.40%) Oracle Reports
7 5 (2.00%) Oracle Database 10g
7 5 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (1.20%) Informix
8 3 (1.20%) DTS
9 2 (0.80%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 2 (0.80%) SAS Enterprise Miner
9 2 (0.80%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 2 (0.80%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 2 (0.80%) Cognos Report Studio
9 2 (0.80%) Cognos Framework Manager
9 2 (0.80%) Cognos Transformer
9 2 (0.80%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 28 (11.20%) Subversion
2 20 (8.00%) Maven
2 20 (8.00%) Jenkins
3 17 (6.80%) Hudson
4 12 (4.80%) JIRA
5 8 (3.20%) ClearCase
6 7 (2.80%) Git (software)
7 5 (2.00%) Oracle Forms
7 5 (2.00%) Ant
7 5 (2.00%) Toad
8 4 (1.60%) TortoiseSVN
8 4 (1.60%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.80%) ClearQuest
10 1 (0.40%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.40%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.40%) ProC
10 1 (0.40%) CruiseControl
10 1 (0.40%) Mercurial
10 1 (0.40%) PROIV
10 1 (0.40%) TeamCity
General
1 31 (12.40%) Finance
2 21 (8.40%) Banking
3 9 (3.60%) Retail
4 5 (2.00%) Automotive
5 4 (1.60%) Investment Banking
5 4 (1.60%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.20%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.80%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.40%) Front Office
8 1 (0.40%) Publishing
8 1 (0.40%) Legal
8 1 (0.40%) Electronics
8 1 (0.40%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.40%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.40%) Marketing
8 1 (0.40%) Local Government
8 1 (0.40%) Billing
Job Titles
1 58 (23.20%) Developer
2 40 (16.00%) Architect
3 38 (15.20%) Analyst
4 22 (8.80%) Support Analyst
5 20 (8.00%) Infrastructure Architect
6 16 (6.40%) Administrator
7 15 (6.00%) Consultant
7 15 (6.00%) Platform Architect
8 14 (5.60%) UNIX Administrator
8 14 (5.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 13 (5.20%) Applications Support
10 12 (4.80%) webMethods Developer
11 11 (4.40%) Systems Administrator
11 11 (4.40%) Technical Architect
11 11 (4.40%) Web Developer
12 10 (4.00%) Applications Support Analyst
13 9 (3.60%) UNIX Systems Administrator
13 9 (3.60%) Java Developer
14 8 (3.20%) DBA
15 7 (2.80%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (12.00%) J2EE
2 18 (7.20%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 18 (7.20%) WebSphere MQ
3 16 (6.40%) Middleware
4 14 (5.60%) XML
4 14 (5.60%) .NET
5 13 (5.20%) RabbitMQ
6 10 (4.00%) SAX
6 10 (4.00%) HTML
7 7 (2.80%) XSLT
8 6 (2.40%) CSS
8 6 (2.40%) JSP
9 5 (2.00%) XSD
9 5 (2.00%) Spring
10 4 (1.60%) jQuery
11 3 (1.20%) ASP.NET
11 3 (1.20%) EJB
11 3 (1.20%) Servlets
11 3 (1.20%) JavaBeans
11 3 (1.20%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 25 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (6.40%) Open Source
3 6 (2.40%) FMCG
3 6 (2.40%) Data Extraction
4 5 (2.00%) Clustering
4 5 (2.00%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.00%) Wiki
4 5 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (2.00%) Data Structures
5 4 (1.60%) DataPower
5 4 (1.60%) Mobile Banking
5 4 (1.60%) Statistics
5 4 (1.60%) Mainframe
6 3 (1.20%) Replication
6 3 (1.20%) Celerra
6 3 (1.20%) Symmetrix DMX
7 2 (0.80%) Visualisation
7 2 (0.80%) Data Integration
7 2 (0.80%) PKI
7 2 (0.80%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 129 (51.60%) Linux
2 109 (43.60%) Windows
3 40 (16.00%) AIX
4 34 (13.60%) HPUX
5 33 (13.20%) Solaris
6 28 (11.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 22 (8.80%) Windows Server 2008
8 18 (7.20%) Windows Server 2012
9 17 (6.80%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 11 (4.40%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (3.20%) zOS
12 7 (2.80%) Windows XP
13 6 (2.40%) Windows 7
14 5 (2.00%) Mac OS X
14 5 (2.00%) SUSE
15 4 (1.60%) Windows 2000 Server
15 4 (1.60%) VMS
15 4 (1.60%) Windows NT
16 3 (1.20%) Windows Vista
17 2 (0.80%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (16.80%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (10.80%) ITIL
3 18 (7.20%) Configuration Management
4 16 (6.40%) Test Strategy
5 15 (6.00%) Waterfall
6 14 (5.60%) DevOps
7 13 (5.20%) Migration
8 12 (4.80%) Infrastructure Management
9 11 (4.40%) Business Intelligence
10 10 (4.00%) Unit Testing
10 10 (4.00%) Root Cause Analysis
10 10 (4.00%) Load Balancing
10 10 (4.00%) SOA
11 9 (3.60%) EAI
11 9 (3.60%) Data Modelling
11 9 (3.60%) Logistics
11 9 (3.60%) Kalman Filter
12 8 (3.20%) Time Management
12 8 (3.20%) Performance Tuning
12 8 (3.20%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 93 (37.20%) SQL
2 78 (31.20%) Java
3 33 (13.20%) PL/SQL
3 33 (13.20%) Shell Script
4 31 (12.40%) Perl
5 12 (4.80%) JavaScript
5 12 (4.80%) C
6 10 (4.00%) VB
7 8 (3.20%) PowerShell
8 7 (2.80%) PHP
8 7 (2.80%) Korn
9 6 (2.40%) Python
10 5 (2.00%) VBA
11 4 (1.60%) Ruby
12 3 (1.20%) C#
13 2 (0.80%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.80%) C++
13 2 (0.80%) COBOL
14 1 (0.40%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.40%) XPath
Qualifications
1 19 (7.60%) Security Cleared
2 9 (3.60%) SC Cleared
3 8 (3.20%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (2.80%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (2.80%) CCNP
5 6 (2.40%) Degree
5 6 (2.40%) CCNA
6 5 (2.00%) MCITP
7 4 (1.60%) CCDP
7 4 (1.60%) IBM Certification
7 4 (1.60%) MCSE
8 3 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (1.20%) OCP
8 3 (1.20%) Oracle Certification
8 3 (1.20%) ISSAP
8 3 (1.20%) BC Cleared
9 2 (0.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.80%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.40%) MCSA
10 1 (0.40%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.00%) QA
2 4 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (1.60%) SLA
3 1 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 21 (8.40%) Active Directory
2 10 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (4.00%) Squid
3 7 (2.80%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (1.60%) Sendmail
4 4 (1.60%) NFS
5 3 (1.20%) Oracle RMAN
5 3 (1.20%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 3 (1.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.40%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.40%) PowerHA
6 1 (0.40%) KVM
Systems Management
1 18 (7.20%) Puppet
2 8 (3.20%) NetBackup
3 5 (2.00%) Data Guard
4 4 (1.60%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (0.80%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.40%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.40%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.40%) Netcool
6 1 (0.40%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.40%) Control-M
6 1 (0.40%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (0.40%) Nessus
6 1 (0.40%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.40%) Ansible
6 1 (0.40%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.40%) SCCM
Vendors
1 102 (40.80%) Oracle
2 44 (17.60%) Red Hat
3 33 (13.20%) webMethods
4 30 (12.00%) VMware
5 27 (10.80%) IBM
5 27 (10.80%) Microsoft
6 25 (10.00%) HP
7 17 (6.80%) BEA
8 12 (4.80%) Cisco
9 10 (4.00%) Pega
10 9 (3.60%) SAP
11 7 (2.80%) Business Objects
11 7 (2.80%) Sybase
11 7 (2.80%) Sun
12 6 (2.40%) RedPrairie
12 6 (2.40%) Informatica
12 6 (2.40%) EMC
13 5 (2.00%) Software AG
13 5 (2.00%) Symantec
13 5 (2.00%) Ab Initio
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Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Rate: Unspecified Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 3 days ago
West Bromwich, West Midlands (County)
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Rate: £25,000 - £27,000 plus on call allowance
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
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Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
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Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
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West Midlands
Jumar Solutions
Posted: 11 days ago
Telford
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Birmingham
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Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
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