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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 30 37 37
Rank change year-on-year
+7 0
Contract jobs citing UNIX 122 68 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.15% 3.71% 3.59%
As % of the Operating Systems category 25.15% 18.68% 19.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 39 34
Average daily rate £325 £325 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £168 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £442 £475 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 2
Average hourly rate £95.75 £37.00 £30.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+158.78% +20.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £37.00 £24.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £155.00 £37.00 £36.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-8.33% -7.69%
Operating Systems Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
485 364 422
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.48% 19.86% 18.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 155 159
Average daily rate £300 £275 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -14.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £135 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.91% -3.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 54 65
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £37.00 £22.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +3 32 £294 -9.61% 8
Wolverhampton +3 15 £220 +25.71% 5
Coventry +5 12 £400 +60.00% 3
Warwickshire 0 11 £318 -31.35%
Shropshire -11 11 £300 -9.09%
Solihull - 4 £305 -
Staffordshire - 1 - - 2
UNIX
England

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 91 (43.13%) Linux
2 88 (41.71%) Oracle
3 49 (23.22%) Java
4 48 (22.75%) SQL
5 46 (21.80%) Windows
6 42 (19.91%) Oracle Database
7 40 (18.96%) AIX
8 39 (18.48%) HTML
9 38 (18.01%) XML
10 37 (17.54%) .NET
10 37 (17.54%) JavaScript
11 35 (16.59%) JSP
11 35 (16.59%) Shell Script
11 35 (16.59%) Finance
12 30 (14.22%) J2EE
13 29 (13.74%) Solaris
14 27 (12.80%) Apache
15 25 (11.85%) Tomcat
15 25 (11.85%) jQuery
16 24 (11.37%) CSS
17 23 (10.90%) Eclipse
17 23 (10.90%) Ant
17 23 (10.90%) XSLT
17 23 (10.90%) Alterian
17 23 (10.90%) Subversion
17 23 (10.90%) CMS
17 23 (10.90%) Spring
17 23 (10.90%) Maven
17 23 (10.90%) JSTL
17 23 (10.90%) REST

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 27 (12.80%) Apache
2 25 (11.85%) Tomcat
3 23 (10.90%) CMS
4 13 (6.16%) WebLogic
5 9 (4.27%) SAS
6 8 (3.79%) SharePoint
6 8 (3.79%) MS Exchange
7 6 (2.84%) WebSphere
7 6 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (1.42%) IIS
9 2 (0.95%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.95%) IBM HTTP Server
9 2 (0.95%) Oracle Application Server
10 1 (0.47%) Adobe CQ
10 1 (0.47%) Zimbra
10 1 (0.47%) Oracle Service Bus
10 1 (0.47%) OpenEdge
10 1 (0.47%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 1 (0.47%) iPlanet
Applications
1 3 (1.42%) MS Office
2 1 (0.47%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.47%) SAP R/3
1 1 (0.47%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.47%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 19 (9.00%) SAN
2 7 (3.32%) NAS
2 7 (3.32%) Firewall
3 5 (2.37%) LAN
3 5 (2.37%) HTTP
4 4 (1.90%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.42%) DNS
5 3 (1.42%) WAN
6 2 (0.95%) Internet
6 2 (0.95%) OSPF
6 2 (0.95%) BGP
6 2 (0.95%) DSL
6 2 (0.95%) Network Security
7 1 (0.47%) LLU
7 1 (0.47%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (0.47%) xDSL
7 1 (0.47%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (0.47%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (0.47%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (0.47%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (19.91%) Oracle Database
2 18 (8.53%) Oracle Database 11g
3 16 (7.58%) Oracle Database 10g
4 15 (7.11%) ReportNet
5 13 (6.16%) DTS
5 13 (6.16%) Cognos Powerplay
5 13 (6.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 12 (5.69%) Relational Database
6 12 (5.69%) SQL Server
7 11 (5.21%) Oracle Reports
7 11 (5.21%) RDBMS
8 10 (4.74%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (3.32%) Informix
10 6 (2.84%) OLAP
10 6 (2.84%) Data Mining
11 5 (2.37%) MySQL
12 4 (1.90%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
13 3 (1.42%) SQL Server 2008
13 3 (1.42%) Oracle Exadata
14 2 (0.95%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 23 (10.90%) Ant
1 23 (10.90%) Eclipse
1 23 (10.90%) Subversion
1 23 (10.90%) Maven
2 15 (7.11%) Oracle Forms
3 12 (5.69%) ProC
4 3 (1.42%) LoadRunner
4 3 (1.42%) JMeter
5 2 (0.95%) Toad
5 2 (0.95%) Selenium
5 2 (0.95%) WebDriver
5 2 (0.95%) CA Gen
6 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.47%) WebSpeed
General
1 35 (16.59%) Finance
2 21 (9.95%) Banking
3 13 (6.16%) Retail
4 7 (3.32%) Retail Banking
5 5 (2.37%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.90%) Games
7 3 (1.42%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.95%) Legal
9 1 (0.47%) Publishing
9 1 (0.47%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 70 (33.18%) Developer
2 32 (15.17%) Analyst
3 27 (12.80%) Java Developer
4 21 (9.95%) Administrator
5 17 (8.06%) Web Developer
5 17 (8.06%) Java Web Developer
6 15 (7.11%) Architect
7 12 (5.69%) C Developer
8 11 (5.21%) Support Engineer
8 11 (5.21%) UNIX Engineer
9 10 (4.74%) Project Manager
9 10 (4.74%) Test Analyst
10 9 (4.27%) DBA
10 9 (4.27%) Oracle DBA
11 8 (3.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 8 (3.79%) UNIX Developer
12 7 (3.32%) UNIX Administrator
13 6 (2.84%) Analyst Developer
13 6 (2.84%) 3rd Line Support
13 6 (2.84%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (18.48%) HTML
2 38 (18.01%) XML
3 37 (17.54%) .NET
4 35 (16.59%) JSP
5 30 (14.22%) J2EE
6 25 (11.85%) jQuery
7 24 (11.37%) CSS
8 23 (10.90%) Spring
8 23 (10.90%) JSTL
8 23 (10.90%) REST
8 23 (10.90%) XSLT
9 15 (7.11%) ASP.NET
10 10 (4.74%) Ajax
11 9 (4.27%) CGI
12 8 (3.79%) Java EE
13 6 (2.84%) WebSphere MQ
14 4 (1.90%) WebSphere Message Broker
14 4 (1.90%) SAP PI
15 3 (1.42%) EDI
16 2 (0.95%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.58%) Mainframe
2 9 (4.27%) Web 2.0
3 5 (2.37%) CMDB
4 4 (1.90%) Management Information System
5 2 (0.95%) Replication
5 2 (0.95%) Clustering
5 2 (0.95%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.47%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.47%) DataPower
6 1 (0.47%) iSeries
6 1 (0.47%) LPAR
6 1 (0.47%) HP StorageWorks
6 1 (0.47%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.47%) AS400
6 1 (0.47%) SCADA
6 1 (0.47%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 91 (43.13%) Linux
2 46 (21.80%) Windows
3 40 (18.96%) AIX
4 29 (13.74%) Solaris
5 13 (6.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (5.21%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (4.27%) HPUX
8 8 (3.79%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (1.90%) zOS
10 2 (0.95%) Windows NT
10 2 (0.95%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.47%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.47%) MVS
11 1 (0.47%) SUSE
11 1 (0.47%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (10.43%) ITIL
2 21 (9.95%) Migration
3 16 (7.58%) Data Transformation
4 15 (7.11%) Data Modelling
5 12 (5.69%) Test Scripting
6 11 (5.21%) Business Intelligence
7 9 (4.27%) Use Case
7 9 (4.27%) Customer Engagement
8 8 (3.79%) Performance Testing
8 8 (3.79%) Disaster Recovery
8 8 (3.79%) Configuration Management
8 8 (3.79%) Risk Management
9 7 (3.32%) Project Management
9 7 (3.32%) Load Balancing
9 7 (3.32%) Analytics
10 6 (2.84%) Test Strategy
10 6 (2.84%) Data Analysis
11 5 (2.37%) Root Cause Analysis
11 5 (2.37%) Problem Management
11 5 (2.37%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (23.22%) Java
2 48 (22.75%) SQL
3 37 (17.54%) JavaScript
4 35 (16.59%) Shell Script
5 20 (9.48%) C
5 20 (9.48%) PL/SQL
6 18 (8.53%) Perl
7 15 (7.11%) VB
8 13 (6.16%) C++
9 10 (4.74%) PHP
10 6 (2.84%) Korn
11 4 (1.90%) VBA
12 3 (1.42%) COBOL
13 2 (0.95%) C#
13 2 (0.95%) ActionScript
13 2 (0.95%) ActionScript 2.0
13 2 (0.95%) Progress 4GL
14 1 (0.47%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.47%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (3.79%) Security Cleared
2 6 (2.84%) SC Cleared
3 5 (2.37%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 4 (1.90%) ISTQB
4 4 (1.90%) ISEB
4 4 (1.90%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (0.95%) OCP
5 2 (0.95%) Oracle Certification
5 2 (0.95%) CCNP
5 2 (0.95%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.47%) CCNA
6 1 (0.47%) CCDP
6 1 (0.47%) CCIE
6 1 (0.47%) CISA
6 1 (0.47%) CISM
6 1 (0.47%) CCSE
6 1 (0.47%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.90%) QA
2 2 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.95%) COBIT
3 1 (0.47%) SLA
3 1 (0.47%) TickIT
3 1 (0.47%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 8 (3.79%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.84%) Oracle RAC
3 5 (2.37%) Oracle RMAN
4 3 (1.42%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.95%) Nmap
5 2 (0.95%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.47%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.47%) Squid
6 1 (0.47%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (0.47%) SRDF
6 1 (0.47%) Varnish
6 1 (0.47%) NFS
Systems Management
1 16 (7.58%) Control-M
2 12 (5.69%) HP Quality Center
3 8 (3.79%) NetBackup
4 6 (2.84%) Data Guard
5 3 (1.42%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 3 (1.42%) OpenView
6 2 (0.95%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.95%) Nessus
6 2 (0.95%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (0.95%) CORE IMPACT
7 1 (0.47%) HP SIM
7 1 (0.47%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.47%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.47%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.47%) MOM
Vendors
1 88 (41.71%) Oracle
2 23 (10.90%) Alterian
3 16 (7.58%) Cognos
3 16 (7.58%) IBM
3 16 (7.58%) HP
3 16 (7.58%) Teradata
4 15 (7.11%) VMware
5 13 (6.16%) Red Hat
6 8 (3.79%) Informatica
6 8 (3.79%) SAP
7 7 (3.32%) Business Objects
7 7 (3.32%) Microsoft
8 6 (2.84%) Sybase
8 6 (2.84%) BMC
8 6 (2.84%) Ab Initio
9 4 (1.90%) NetApp
9 4 (1.90%) Veritas
9 4 (1.90%) webMethods
10 3 (1.42%) Serena
10 3 (1.42%) Progress
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