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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix
Rank 12 25 25
Rank change year-on-year
+13 0
Contract jobs citing Unix 233 120 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 9.20% 5.57% 4.87%
As % of the Operating Systems category 43.47% 24.69% 25.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 73 69
Average daily rate £450 £400 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +26.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £280 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £485 £459
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 7
Average hourly rate - £13.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -60.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £39.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-8.28% +86.90%
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
536 486 396
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 21.17% 22.55% 18.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 221 198
Average daily rate £355 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.23% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £130 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 99 61
Average hourly rate £16.00 £13.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £26.00 £31.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £15.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.52% +5.00%

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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 0 109 £465 +11.24% 1
Birmingham +7 51 £375 +1.35% 8
Warwickshire +11 8 £375 -6.25% 5
Coventry -9 4 £425 +30.76% 8
Staffordshire -7 3 £438 -25.21%
Solihull - 3 £325 - 2
Wolverhampton +2 2 £263 -
Herefordshire +1 1 - -
Unix
England

Unix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 199 (55.59%) SQL
2 174 (48.60%) Oracle
3 116 (32.40%) Java
4 110 (30.73%) Windows
4 110 (30.73%) Shell Script
5 109 (30.45%) Linux
6 105 (29.33%) Pega
7 98 (27.37%) Agile Software Development
8 96 (26.82%) WebLogic
8 96 (26.82%) Informatica
9 87 (24.30%) Perl
10 84 (23.46%) PL/SQL
11 70 (19.55%) webMethods
12 63 (17.60%) J2EE
12 63 (17.60%) Test Strategy
13 62 (17.32%) RUP
14 61 (17.04%) Waterfall
15 54 (15.08%) ClearCase
16 44 (12.29%) Scrum
17 43 (12.01%) BEA
17 43 (12.01%) Business Intelligence
18 41 (11.45%) BusinessObjects
18 41 (11.45%) CA Gen
19 38 (10.61%) Solaris
20 37 (10.34%) Data Modelling
20 37 (10.34%) VMware
20 37 (10.34%) ClearQuest
21 36 (10.06%) Configuration Management
22 35 (9.78%) Oracle OWB
22 35 (9.78%) Web Services

Unix
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 96 (26.82%) WebLogic
2 23 (6.42%) Documentum
2 23 (6.42%) JBoss
3 22 (6.15%) Apache
3 22 (6.15%) Confluence
4 20 (5.59%) Tomcat
5 18 (5.03%) Captiva
6 11 (3.07%) SAS
7 8 (2.23%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (1.40%) SharePoint
8 5 (1.40%) WebLogic Portal
8 5 (1.40%) WebSphere
9 4 (1.12%) Apache Pig
9 4 (1.12%) nginx
10 3 (0.84%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.56%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.56%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 2 (0.56%) WildFly
12 1 (0.28%) Apache Solr
12 1 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 5 (1.40%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.84%) AutoCAD
2 3 (0.84%) Siemens NX
3 2 (0.56%) SPSS
4 1 (0.28%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.12%) Teamcenter
2 2 (0.56%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.56%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.28%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.28%) IBM PureFlex
3 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.28%) Office 365
3 1 (0.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.63%) Firewall
2 11 (3.07%) LAN
3 8 (2.23%) SSL
4 7 (1.96%) WAN
5 6 (1.68%) SSH
6 5 (1.40%) HTTP
6 5 (1.40%) TCP/IP
6 5 (1.40%) VoIP
7 4 (1.12%) DNS
8 2 (0.56%) Asterisk PBX
8 2 (0.56%) DHCP
8 2 (0.56%) LDAP
8 2 (0.56%) Network Security
8 2 (0.56%) SAN
8 2 (0.56%) VLAN
8 2 (0.56%) Wireless
9 1 (0.28%) Internet
9 1 (0.28%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (11.45%) BusinessObjects
2 35 (9.78%) Oracle OWB
3 27 (7.54%) SQL Server
4 25 (6.98%) Hadoop
5 21 (5.87%) Oracle Database
6 20 (5.59%) Pentaho
7 15 (4.19%) MySQL
8 12 (3.35%) Big Data
9 11 (3.07%) Oracle Reports
9 11 (3.07%) Relational Database
10 9 (2.51%) Oracle Database 11g
11 6 (1.68%) Apache Hive
11 6 (1.68%) Oracle Database 12c
11 6 (1.68%) PostgreSQL
11 6 (1.68%) RDBMS
12 4 (1.12%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 4 (1.12%) Oracle Database 10g
12 4 (1.12%) Sqoop
13 3 (0.84%) MongoDB
13 3 (0.84%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 54 (15.08%) ClearCase
2 41 (11.45%) CA Gen
3 37 (10.34%) ClearQuest
4 22 (6.15%) JIRA
5 20 (5.59%) Team Foundation Server
6 13 (3.63%) Subversion
7 9 (2.51%) Git (software)
7 9 (2.51%) PVCS
8 8 (2.23%) Eclipse
8 8 (2.23%) Jenkins
9 6 (1.68%) JUnit
10 5 (1.40%) Selenium
11 4 (1.12%) FishEye
11 4 (1.12%) Sonatype Nexus
12 3 (0.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 3 (0.84%) GitLab
12 3 (0.84%) JIRA Agile
13 2 (0.56%) Hudson
13 2 (0.56%) IntelliJ
13 2 (0.56%) SonarQube
General
1 29 (8.10%) Finance
2 16 (4.47%) Banking
3 4 (1.12%) Investment Banking
4 3 (0.84%) Front Office
4 3 (0.84%) Retail
5 2 (0.56%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.28%) Back Office
6 1 (0.28%) Billing
6 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 119 (33.24%) Developer
2 80 (22.35%) Architect
3 28 (7.82%) Analyst
4 26 (7.26%) Consultant
5 24 (6.70%) Software Architect
6 19 (5.31%) Middleware Consultant
7 16 (4.47%) Technical Architect
8 15 (4.19%) Hadoop Developer
8 15 (4.19%) Lead Developer
8 15 (4.19%) Test Analyst
9 14 (3.91%) Java Developer
10 13 (3.63%) Administrator
10 13 (3.63%) Network Engineer
11 12 (3.35%) DBA
11 12 (3.35%) Pentaho Developer
11 12 (3.35%) Unix Administrator
12 11 (3.07%) Infrastructure Architect
13 10 (2.79%) Monitoring Engineer
13 10 (2.79%) Unix Engineer
14 9 (2.51%) Integration Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (17.60%) J2EE
2 35 (9.78%) Web Services
3 30 (8.38%) SOAP
4 28 (7.82%) REST
5 27 (7.54%) RESTful
6 24 (6.70%) Middleware
7 19 (5.31%) XML
8 14 (3.91%) HTML
9 10 (2.79%) CSS
10 9 (2.51%) HTML5
11 8 (2.23%) ELK Stack
12 7 (1.96%) jQuery
13 6 (1.68%) Hibernate
14 5 (1.40%) J2SE
14 5 (1.40%) JSON
14 5 (1.40%) Spring
14 5 (1.40%) XSLT
15 4 (1.12%) Java EE
16 3 (0.84%) EJB
16 3 (0.84%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 23 (6.42%) Analytical Skills
1 23 (6.42%) DataPower
2 14 (3.91%) Data Centre
3 11 (3.07%) e-Health
4 10 (2.79%) CMDB
4 10 (2.79%) Data Integration
5 6 (1.68%) Client/Server
5 6 (1.68%) Enterprise Storage
5 6 (1.68%) Mainframe
6 5 (1.40%) Derivative
7 4 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.12%) Fintech
7 4 (1.12%) Statistics
8 3 (0.84%) Equities
8 3 (0.84%) Fat Client
8 3 (0.84%) Fixed Income
8 3 (0.84%) Thin Client
9 2 (0.56%) Digital Media
9 2 (0.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (0.56%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 110 (30.73%) Windows
2 109 (30.45%) Linux
3 38 (10.61%) Solaris
4 33 (9.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 26 (7.26%) AIX
6 17 (4.75%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (4.19%) Windows Server
7 15 (4.19%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (1.96%) SUSE
9 2 (0.56%) HPUX
9 2 (0.56%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.28%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.28%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (27.37%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (17.60%) Test Strategy
3 62 (17.32%) RUP
4 61 (17.04%) Waterfall
5 44 (12.29%) Scrum
6 43 (12.01%) Business Intelligence
7 37 (10.34%) Data Modelling
8 36 (10.06%) Configuration Management
9 31 (8.66%) Project Planning
10 29 (8.10%) OO
11 27 (7.54%) ITIL
12 24 (6.70%) Service Management
13 22 (6.15%) Software Architecture
14 21 (5.87%) Migration
15 20 (5.59%) Software Engineering
16 19 (5.31%) SDLC
17 18 (5.03%) Process Improvement
18 17 (4.75%) Problem Management
19 14 (3.91%) Continuous Integration
19 14 (3.91%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 199 (55.59%) SQL
2 116 (32.40%) Java
3 110 (30.73%) Shell Script
4 87 (24.30%) Perl
5 84 (23.46%) PL/SQL
6 22 (6.15%) JavaScript
7 14 (3.91%) C
8 10 (2.79%) PHP
9 8 (2.23%) PowerShell
10 7 (1.96%) C++
10 7 (1.96%) Korn
11 6 (1.68%) T-SQL
12 5 (1.40%) Python
13 4 (1.12%) VBScript
14 3 (0.84%) C#
14 3 (0.84%) Groovy
14 3 (0.84%) JCL
14 3 (0.84%) Scala
14 3 (0.84%) Tcl
14 3 (0.84%) XPath
Qualifications
1 29 (8.10%) Security Cleared
2 24 (6.70%) SC Cleared
3 14 (3.91%) ISEB
4 13 (3.63%) CCNA
4 13 (3.63%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (3.63%) ISTQB
5 5 (1.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (1.12%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 3 (0.84%) Degree
8 2 (0.56%) BC Cleared
8 2 (0.56%) CISSP
8 2 (0.56%) MCSE
8 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.28%) CCNP
9 1 (0.28%) CISM
9 1 (0.28%) CSSLP
9 1 (0.28%) MCP
9 1 (0.28%) OCP
9 1 (0.28%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.28%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.79%) SLA
2 7 (1.96%) QA
3 2 (0.56%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (4.47%) NFS
2 13 (3.63%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 13 (3.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.68%) Active Directory
4 4 (1.12%) Apache Flume
4 4 (1.12%) HDFS
5 3 (0.84%) Samba
6 2 (0.56%) Docker
6 2 (0.56%) Firmware
6 2 (0.56%) Job Entry Subsystem
6 2 (0.56%) Kamailio
6 2 (0.56%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.56%) Time Sharing Option
6 2 (0.56%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.28%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.28%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 12 (3.35%) CA Spectrum
2 11 (3.07%) CiscoWorks
3 10 (2.79%) BMC PATROL
4 8 (2.23%) Kibana
4 8 (2.23%) logstash
4 8 (2.23%) OPNET
4 8 (2.23%) Puppet
4 8 (2.23%) SCOM
5 6 (1.68%) Control-M
6 4 (1.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 3 (0.84%) Opsview
7 3 (0.84%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (0.56%) Nagios
8 2 (0.56%) OpenView
8 2 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.56%) ServiceCenter
9 1 (0.28%) CA LISA
9 1 (0.28%) HP Data Protector
9 1 (0.28%) Nessus
9 1 (0.28%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 174 (48.60%) Oracle
2 105 (29.33%) Pega
3 96 (26.82%) Informatica
4 70 (19.55%) webMethods
5 43 (12.01%) BEA
6 37 (10.34%) VMware
7 32 (8.94%) Red Hat
8 31 (8.66%) EMC
9 30 (8.38%) IBM
10 28 (7.82%) Microsoft
11 19 (5.31%) BMC
12 18 (5.03%) Cisco
13 16 (4.47%) CA
14 13 (3.63%) Cognizant
14 13 (3.63%) Veritas
15 10 (2.79%) ServiceNow
16 9 (2.51%) Cloudera
17 8 (2.23%) Digital Fuel
18 6 (1.68%) Citrix
18 6 (1.68%) HP
West Midlands (County)
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
TEKsystems
Posted: 6 days ago