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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unix over the 3 months to 28 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix
Rank 46 56 27
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -29
Contract jobs citing Unix 118 67 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.65% 2.69% 5.66%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.81% 16.67% 27.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 28 78
Median daily rate £425 £394 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.93% +20.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £282 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £454 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 8
Median hourly rate - - £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +15.38%
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
541 402 528
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.71% 16.13% 20.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 189 231
Median daily rate £375 £325 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £150 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 65 83
Median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -7.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.89 £9.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £21.00 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.84 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.01% +5.25%

Unix
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing Unix as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire -3 43 £423 -0.58% 1
Coventry -4 15 £400 +16.78% 3
Birmingham -12 14 £458 +40.76% 8
Solihull +5 12 £390 +35.65% 1
Worcestershire +2 6 £350 +40.00%
Staffordshire +3 4 - -
Dudley - 3 £100 -
Warwickshire -6 2 £388 -3.12% 13
Kingswinford - 1 £298 -
Unix
England

Unix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Unix also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Unix.

1 146 (48.18%) Linux
2 140 (46.20%) SQL
3 134 (44.22%) Oracle
4 120 (39.60%) Windows
5 110 (36.30%) Java
6 108 (35.64%) Agile Software Development
7 102 (33.66%) WebLogic
8 74 (24.42%) Shell Script
9 62 (20.46%) Security Cleared
10 61 (20.13%) XML
11 57 (18.81%) SC Cleared
12 52 (17.16%) Software Engineering
13 50 (16.50%) J2EE
14 49 (16.17%) PL/SQL
14 49 (16.17%) JIRA
14 49 (16.17%) Pega
15 46 (15.18%) Oracle Database
16 43 (14.19%) VMware
17 42 (13.86%) BusinessObjects
18 40 (13.20%) Informatica
19 39 (12.87%) webMethods
20 37 (12.21%) Spring
21 36 (11.88%) Scrum
22 35 (11.55%) Hibernate
23 34 (11.22%) Apache
23 34 (11.22%) Confluence
24 33 (10.89%) Hadoop
24 33 (10.89%) DevOps
25 32 (10.56%) Jenkins
25 32 (10.56%) Puppet

Unix
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 102 (33.66%) WebLogic
2 34 (11.22%) Apache
2 34 (11.22%) Confluence
3 29 (9.57%) JBoss
4 25 (8.25%) Oracle Application Server
5 19 (6.27%) Documentum
6 12 (3.96%) Captiva
6 12 (3.96%) WebLogic Portal
7 11 (3.63%) Tomcat
8 9 (2.97%) Apache Pig
8 9 (2.97%) MS Exchange
8 9 (2.97%) SAS
9 8 (2.64%) IIS
10 7 (2.31%) WebSphere
11 4 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2010
12 2 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.66%) SharePoint
12 2 (0.66%) WildFly
13 1 (0.33%) nginx
13 1 (0.33%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 16 (5.28%) MS Excel
2 10 (3.30%) MS Office
3 6 (1.98%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.99%) MS Project
5 1 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.33%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 25 (8.25%) Oracle EBS
2 23 (7.59%) Oracle 11i
2 23 (7.59%) Oracle Applications
2 23 (7.59%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 17 (5.61%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (4.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (3.96%) Cloud Computing
3 12 (3.96%) SaaS
4 11 (3.63%) Amazon EC2
5 10 (3.30%) Google App Engine
5 10 (3.30%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (1.65%) IaaS
6 5 (1.65%) PaaS
7 1 (0.33%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.33%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.33%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.33%) GitHub
7 1 (0.33%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.33%) Route 53
7 1 (0.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 20 (6.60%) SSL
2 18 (5.94%) SAN
3 16 (5.28%) Firewall
4 11 (3.63%) Internet
4 11 (3.63%) SNMP
5 8 (2.64%) Ethernet
5 8 (2.64%) IPv4
6 7 (2.31%) TCP/IP
7 6 (1.98%) DNS
7 6 (1.98%) LAN
8 5 (1.65%) HTTP
8 5 (1.65%) NAS
8 5 (1.65%) VLAN
9 4 (1.32%) DHCP
9 4 (1.32%) IMAP
9 4 (1.32%) OpenLDAP
9 4 (1.32%) SMTP
10 3 (0.99%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (0.99%) TACACS
10 3 (0.99%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (15.18%) Oracle Database
2 42 (13.86%) BusinessObjects
3 33 (10.89%) Hadoop
4 32 (10.56%) Oracle Database 10g
5 26 (8.58%) Oracle OWB
6 25 (8.25%) Oracle Database 11g
7 24 (7.92%) Oracle Discoverer
7 24 (7.92%) Pentaho
7 24 (7.92%) Relational Database
8 23 (7.59%) MongoDB
9 20 (6.60%) SQL Server
10 19 (6.27%) Big Data
11 18 (5.94%) RDBMS
12 15 (4.95%) Data Warehouse
13 14 (4.62%) Oracle Reports
14 13 (4.29%) MySQL
15 10 (3.30%) Oracle BI EE
16 9 (2.97%) Apache Hive
16 9 (2.97%) Sqoop
17 6 (1.98%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 49 (16.17%) JIRA
2 32 (10.56%) Jenkins
3 30 (9.90%) Selenium
4 28 (9.24%) ClearCase
5 26 (8.58%) Eclipse
6 25 (8.25%) ClearQuest
7 24 (7.92%) Git (software)
7 24 (7.92%) JUnit
8 23 (7.59%) Toad
9 13 (4.29%) Ant
9 13 (4.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 13 (4.29%) Maven
9 13 (4.29%) Oracle Forms
10 12 (3.96%) PVCS
11 11 (3.63%) Artifactory
11 11 (3.63%) FishEye
11 11 (3.63%) IntelliJ
11 11 (3.63%) Sonatype Nexus
12 10 (3.30%) GoCD
13 9 (2.97%) Bitbucket
General
1 16 (5.28%) Finance
2 9 (2.97%) Retail
3 5 (1.65%) Billing
4 4 (1.32%) Law
5 3 (0.99%) Marketing
6 1 (0.33%) Banking
6 1 (0.33%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.33%) Front Office
6 1 (0.33%) Local Government
6 1 (0.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 104 (34.32%) Developer
2 46 (15.18%) Architect
3 43 (14.19%) Analyst
4 38 (12.54%) Java Developer
5 30 (9.90%) Software Engineer
6 27 (8.91%) DevOps Engineer
7 25 (8.25%) Test Analyst
8 24 (7.92%) DBA
8 24 (7.92%) Java Engineer
9 23 (7.59%) Lead Developer
10 22 (7.26%) Oracle DBA
11 21 (6.93%) Developer/Software Engineer
11 21 (6.93%) Java Software Engineer
12 19 (6.27%) Java Scala Software Engineer
12 19 (6.27%) Java Software Developer
12 19 (6.27%) Scala Software Engineer
13 18 (5.94%) SC Cleared DBA
14 17 (5.61%) Java Scala Developer
14 17 (5.61%) Oracle Applications DBA
14 17 (5.61%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (20.13%) XML
2 50 (16.50%) J2EE
3 37 (12.21%) Spring
4 35 (11.55%) Hibernate
5 32 (10.56%) SOAP
6 31 (10.23%) HTML
7 30 (9.90%) REST
8 25 (8.25%) JSON
9 24 (7.92%) Web Services
10 23 (7.59%) J2SE
10 23 (7.59%) Play Framework
11 22 (7.26%) CSS
12 14 (4.62%) Servlets
13 13 (4.29%) JSP
14 11 (3.63%) Apache CXF
14 11 (3.63%) EJB
14 11 (3.63%) HTML5
15 8 (2.64%) Boost C++ Libraries
15 8 (2.64%) jQuery
15 8 (2.64%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 13 (4.29%) Data Centre
2 9 (2.97%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (2.64%) Data Integration
3 8 (2.64%) Embedded Systems
4 7 (2.31%) Management Information System
5 6 (1.98%) Computer Science
5 6 (1.98%) DataPower
6 4 (1.32%) PKI
7 3 (0.99%) Blackberry
7 3 (0.99%) Clustering
7 3 (0.99%) Economics
7 3 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (0.99%) Fat Client
7 3 (0.99%) PDA
7 3 (0.99%) Private Cloud
7 3 (0.99%) Thin Client
7 3 (0.99%) User Experience
8 2 (0.66%) HACMP
9 1 (0.33%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.33%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 146 (48.18%) Linux
2 120 (39.60%) Windows
3 22 (7.26%) Windows Server
4 19 (6.27%) AIX
4 19 (6.27%) Solaris
5 8 (2.64%) CentOS
6 6 (1.98%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (1.32%) Data ONTAP
8 4 (1.32%) Mac OS X
9 3 (0.99%) MVS
9 3 (0.99%) SUSE
10 2 (0.66%) HPUX
11 1 (0.33%) Android
11 1 (0.33%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (35.64%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (17.16%) Software Engineering
3 36 (11.88%) Scrum
4 33 (10.89%) DevOps
5 31 (10.23%) Open Source
6 30 (9.90%) ITIL
7 28 (9.24%) Performance Tuning
8 26 (8.58%) OO
9 25 (8.25%) Service Management
10 24 (7.92%) Microservices
11 23 (7.59%) Database Tuning
11 23 (7.59%) Waterfall
12 22 (7.26%) Configuration Management
13 21 (6.93%) Continuous Integration
14 18 (5.94%) Data Modelling
14 18 (5.94%) Defect Tracking
14 18 (5.94%) Test Scripting
14 18 (5.94%) Test Strategy
15 17 (5.61%) Analytics
15 17 (5.61%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 140 (46.20%) SQL
2 110 (36.30%) Java
3 74 (24.42%) Shell Script
4 49 (16.17%) PL/SQL
5 24 (7.92%) C
6 23 (7.59%) Scala
7 21 (6.93%) C++
8 16 (5.28%) JavaScript
9 13 (4.29%) Perl
10 10 (3.30%) VB
11 4 (1.32%) Bash Shell
11 4 (1.32%) Korn
12 3 (0.99%) COBOL
12 3 (0.99%) Python
13 2 (0.66%) C#
13 2 (0.66%) Haskell
13 2 (0.66%) PHP
14 1 (0.33%) Groovy
14 1 (0.33%) JCL
14 1 (0.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 62 (20.46%) Security Cleared
2 57 (18.81%) SC Cleared
3 19 (6.27%) Oracle Certification
4 15 (4.95%) ISEB
5 12 (3.96%) ISTQB
6 11 (3.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 10 (3.30%) OCP
8 8 (2.64%) Degree
9 7 (2.31%) OCPJP
9 7 (2.31%) Sun Certification
10 4 (1.32%) CCNA
10 4 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.99%) A+ Certification
11 3 (0.99%) MCSE
12 2 (0.66%) CCDA
12 2 (0.66%) CCDP
12 2 (0.66%) CCIE
12 2 (0.66%) CCNP
12 2 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.29%) QA
2 5 (1.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.99%) SLA
4 1 (0.33%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.33%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 25 (8.25%) Docker
2 24 (7.92%) Virtual Machines
3 23 (7.59%) Oracle RAC
4 20 (6.60%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (3.63%) iptables
6 10 (3.30%) Active Directory
7 9 (2.97%) Apache Flume
7 9 (2.97%) HDFS
8 8 (2.64%) OpenSSH
8 8 (2.64%) vSphere
9 6 (1.98%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 4 (1.32%) Sendmail
10 4 (1.32%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (0.99%) Terminal Server
12 2 (0.66%) NFS
13 1 (0.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 32 (10.56%) Puppet
2 23 (7.59%) Data Guard
3 6 (1.98%) Oracle ZFS
4 5 (1.65%) Ansible
4 5 (1.65%) BladeLogic
4 5 (1.65%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 4 (1.32%) BMC PATROL
5 4 (1.32%) SCCM
6 3 (0.99%) Control-M
6 3 (0.99%) Kibana
6 3 (0.99%) NetBackup
6 3 (0.99%) OPNET
6 3 (0.99%) SCOM
7 2 (0.66%) logstash
7 2 (0.66%) Nexpose
7 2 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.66%) Simpana
7 2 (0.66%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.66%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.33%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 134 (44.22%) Oracle
2 49 (16.17%) Pega
3 43 (14.19%) VMware
4 40 (13.20%) Informatica
5 39 (12.87%) webMethods
6 27 (8.91%) Red Hat
7 26 (8.58%) Microsoft
8 20 (6.60%) EMC
9 16 (5.28%) IBM
10 14 (4.62%) Cloudera
11 11 (3.63%) Adobe
11 11 (3.63%) Google
12 8 (2.64%) BMC
12 8 (2.64%) Cisco
12 8 (2.64%) Dell
12 8 (2.64%) HP
12 8 (2.64%) NetApp
13 6 (1.98%) Citrix
13 6 (1.98%) Veritas
14 5 (1.65%) Avaya