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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 60 32 50
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +18
Contract jobs citing UNIX 58 118 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.41% 4.85% 3.19%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.91% 23.69% 17.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 59 29
Average daily rate
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£400 £330 £359
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -8.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £238 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £461 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £359 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.54% +2.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 4
Average hourly rate £26.25 £36.15 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.38% +31.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.05 £23.00 £16.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.45 £106.40 £34.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -7.69%
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
389 498 364
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.17% 20.47% 18.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 210 165
Average daily rate £341 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £163 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £311 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.54% -4.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 80 59
Average hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.79% -6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.72 £9.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £23.45 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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 July 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 July 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 -3 18 £438 +48.30%
Birmingham -8 15 £328 -5.75% 7
Coventry -5 4 £270 +8.00% 4
Warwickshire -7 3 £400 +3.89% 2
Worcestershire +3 2 £269 -23.21%
Wolverhampton -1 1 £510 -
Staffordshire -8 1 - - 1
Walsall - 1 £475 -
UNIX
England

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 68 (43.87%) Oracle
2 60 (38.71%) Linux
3 54 (34.84%) SQL
4 49 (31.61%) Java
5 39 (25.16%) Windows
6 34 (21.94%) WebLogic
6 34 (21.94%) Shell Script
7 28 (18.06%) J2EE
8 27 (17.42%) Firewall
9 26 (16.77%) ITIL
9 26 (16.77%) Solaris
9 26 (16.77%) Pega
10 25 (16.13%) Cisco
10 25 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
11 24 (15.48%) VMware
12 23 (14.84%) webMethods
13 22 (14.19%) Informatica
14 21 (13.55%) XML
14 21 (13.55%) Oracle Database
15 20 (12.90%) Data Centre
16 19 (12.26%) Cisco Certification
17 18 (11.61%) Data Modelling
18 17 (10.97%) TCP/IP
18 17 (10.97%) Business Intelligence
18 17 (10.97%) Finance
18 17 (10.97%) VMware Infrastructure
19 16 (10.32%) Continuous Integration
19 16 (10.32%) Waterfall
19 16 (10.32%) Microsoft
19 16 (10.32%) CCNA

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 34 (21.94%) WebLogic
2 13 (8.39%) Apache
3 7 (4.52%) JBoss
3 7 (4.52%) Documentum
4 6 (3.87%) SAS
5 5 (3.23%) Tomcat
5 5 (3.23%) Oracle Workflow
5 5 (3.23%) Oracle Self-Service HR
6 4 (2.58%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (2.58%) WebLogic Portal
6 4 (2.58%) MS Exchange
7 3 (1.94%) Confluence
8 2 (1.29%) CMS
8 2 (1.29%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.65%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.65%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.65%) CICS
Applications
1 8 (5.16%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.58%) MS Office
3 3 (1.94%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (3.23%) Oracle HRMS
1 5 (3.23%) Oracle Applications
1 5 (3.23%) Oracle General Ledger
1 5 (3.23%) Oracle TCA
2 2 (1.29%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (1.29%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.65%) SAP GRC
3 1 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.52%) Cloud Computing
1 7 (4.52%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.29%) PaaS
3 1 (0.65%) Office 365
3 1 (0.65%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 27 (17.42%) Firewall
2 17 (10.97%) TCP/IP
3 14 (9.03%) DNS
3 14 (9.03%) OSPF
3 14 (9.03%) BGP
4 9 (5.81%) SAN
5 7 (4.52%) Multicast
5 7 (4.52%) Structured Cabling
6 5 (3.23%) Network Security
6 5 (3.23%) Internet
6 5 (3.23%) HTTP
7 4 (2.58%) VPN
7 4 (2.58%) NAS
8 3 (1.94%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (1.94%) WAN
9 2 (1.29%) PSTN
9 2 (1.29%) SDH
9 2 (1.29%) ADSL
9 2 (1.29%) Broadband
9 2 (1.29%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (13.55%) Oracle Database
2 10 (6.45%) SQL Server
3 9 (5.81%) Oracle Reports
4 8 (5.16%) BusinessObjects
5 6 (3.87%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (3.23%) Oracle Discoverer
6 5 (3.23%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 5 (3.23%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 4 (2.58%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 4 (2.58%) SAS Enterprise Miner
8 3 (1.94%) CouchDB
8 3 (1.94%) MongoDB
8 3 (1.94%) NoSQL
8 3 (1.94%) Couchbase
8 3 (1.94%) Relational Database
9 2 (1.29%) Hadoop
9 2 (1.29%) PowerCenter
9 2 (1.29%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.65%) DB2
10 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 10 (6.45%) Subversion
2 9 (5.81%) Git (software)
2 9 (5.81%) Eclipse
3 8 (5.16%) Selenium
3 8 (5.16%) Jenkins
4 7 (4.52%) JUnit
5 6 (3.87%) Oracle Forms
6 4 (2.58%) ClearCase
6 4 (2.58%) TeamCity
7 3 (1.94%) Hudson
7 3 (1.94%) Ant
7 3 (1.94%) JIRA
7 3 (1.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 3 (1.94%) IntelliJ
8 2 (1.29%) Maven
8 2 (1.29%) CA Gen
9 1 (0.65%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.65%) XMLSpy
9 1 (0.65%) ProC
General
1 17 (10.97%) Finance
2 8 (5.16%) Retail
3 7 (4.52%) Marketing
4 5 (3.23%) General Ledger
4 5 (3.23%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.58%) Billing
6 3 (1.94%) Banking
7 2 (1.29%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.65%) Law
8 1 (0.65%) Legal
8 1 (0.65%) Games
Job Titles
1 38 (24.52%) Developer
2 32 (20.65%) Architect
3 13 (8.39%) Analyst
4 12 (7.74%) Project Manager
4 12 (7.74%) Consultant
5 8 (5.16%) Technical Project Manager
5 8 (5.16%) Technical Manager
6 7 (4.52%) Infrastructure Architect
6 7 (4.52%) COBOL Developer
7 6 (3.87%) Senior Developer
7 6 (3.87%) Technical Architect
7 6 (3.87%) Support Analyst
7 6 (3.87%) Administrator
7 6 (3.87%) Java Developer
8 5 (3.23%) Support Engineer
8 5 (3.23%) Test Analyst
8 5 (3.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (2.58%) SAS Consultant
9 4 (2.58%) Systems Administrator
9 4 (2.58%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (18.06%) J2EE
2 21 (13.55%) XML
3 13 (8.39%) Spring
4 10 (6.45%) HTML
5 9 (5.81%) REST
6 8 (5.16%) SOAP
6 8 (5.16%) Middleware
7 7 (4.52%) Hibernate
7 7 (4.52%) J2SE
7 7 (4.52%) HTML5
8 6 (3.87%) JSON
9 5 (3.23%) WebSphere MQ
9 5 (3.23%) .NET
10 3 (1.94%) EJB
10 3 (1.94%) CSS
10 3 (1.94%) XSLT
10 3 (1.94%) ActiveMQ
10 3 (1.94%) Spring MVC
10 3 (1.94%) Play Framework
11 2 (1.29%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 20 (12.90%) Data Centre
2 9 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.23%) Clustering
3 5 (3.23%) Data Extraction
4 4 (2.58%) Data Integration
5 3 (1.94%) HP Superdome
5 3 (1.94%) Visualisation
5 3 (1.94%) CMDB
6 2 (1.29%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.65%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.65%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 60 (38.71%) Linux
2 39 (25.16%) Windows
3 26 (16.77%) Solaris
4 10 (6.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (5.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (5.16%) AIX
6 8 (5.16%) HPUX
7 7 (4.52%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.65%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.65%) CentOS
8 1 (0.65%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.65%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (16.77%) ITIL
2 25 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (11.61%) Data Modelling
4 17 (10.97%) Business Intelligence
5 16 (10.32%) Continuous Integration
5 16 (10.32%) Waterfall
6 13 (8.39%) Test Strategy
6 13 (8.39%) ETL
6 13 (8.39%) RUP
6 13 (8.39%) Migration
7 11 (7.10%) Mentoring
8 9 (5.81%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (5.81%) Workflow
8 9 (5.81%) Project Management
8 9 (5.81%) ITIL V3
8 9 (5.81%) Open Source
8 9 (5.81%) Load Balancing
9 8 (5.16%) Technical Architecture
9 8 (5.16%) Configuration Management
10 7 (4.52%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 54 (34.84%) SQL
2 49 (31.61%) Java
3 34 (21.94%) Shell Script
4 15 (9.68%) PL/SQL
5 13 (8.39%) Perl
6 7 (4.52%) COBOL
7 6 (3.87%) C
8 5 (3.23%) JavaScript
8 5 (3.23%) VB
8 5 (3.23%) PowerShell
9 3 (1.94%) Scala
9 3 (1.94%) Tcl
10 2 (1.29%) VBA
Qualifications
1 19 (12.26%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (10.32%) CCNA
3 7 (4.52%) CCNP
3 7 (4.52%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (3.23%) PMP
4 5 (3.23%) PMI Certification
5 4 (2.58%) ISTQB
5 4 (2.58%) CCDP
5 4 (2.58%) ISEB
5 4 (2.58%) SC Cleared
5 4 (2.58%) Security Cleared
5 4 (2.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 3 (1.94%) CCDA
6 3 (1.94%) CCIE
7 2 (1.29%) MCSE
7 2 (1.29%) Degree
7 2 (1.29%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.29%) Check Point Certification
7 2 (1.29%) CCSA
7 2 (1.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.94%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (1.29%) Solvency II
System Software
1 17 (10.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (6.45%) Active Directory
3 5 (3.23%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 4 (2.58%) vCloud
5 3 (1.94%) Docker
6 2 (1.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.65%) PowerHA
7 1 (0.65%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (7.10%) Puppet
2 5 (3.23%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.65%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.65%) SCCM
3 1 (0.65%) SCOM
3 1 (0.65%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 68 (43.87%) Oracle
2 26 (16.77%) Pega
3 25 (16.13%) Cisco
4 24 (15.48%) VMware
5 23 (14.84%) webMethods
6 22 (14.19%) Informatica
7 16 (10.32%) Microsoft
8 15 (9.68%) IBM
9 13 (8.39%) CheckPoint
10 11 (7.10%) Red Hat
11 10 (6.45%) BEA
11 10 (6.45%) F5
12 9 (5.81%) HP
13 7 (4.52%) Juniper
14 6 (3.87%) Veritas
14 6 (3.87%) Micro Focus
14 6 (3.87%) Ab Initio
14 6 (3.87%) Blue Coat
15 5 (3.23%) Netezza
16 3 (1.94%) SAP
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