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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 30 32 30
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Contract jobs citing UNIX 115 105 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.08% 4.75% 4.81%
As % of the Operating Systems category 23.96% 26.25% 24.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 66 41
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£400 £309 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.55% -14.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £433 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 10
Average hourly rate £13.00 £93.75 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-86.13% +179.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 £17.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+127.14% -36.36%
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
480 400 360
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 21.18% 18.10% 19.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 186 151
Average daily rate £300 £311 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.61% -7.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £155 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £450 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 66 53
Average hourly rate £13.06 £14.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.96% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £32.50 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
- -4.32%

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 27 February 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
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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 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 +9 42 £422 +23.78% 2
Birmingham 0 28 £355 +13.60% 11
Coventry +1 11 £325 -23.52% 3
Wolverhampton 0 7 £310 +16.98%
Staffordshire -1 3 £420 - 3
Warwickshire -11 2 £400 +45.45% 8
Worcestershire - - - -
Solihull - - - - 2
Walsall - - - -
UNIX
England

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 109 (48.44%) Oracle
2 99 (44.00%) Linux
3 88 (39.11%) SQL
4 84 (37.33%) Windows
5 80 (35.56%) Java
6 46 (20.44%) WebLogic
7 44 (19.56%) Agile Software Development
8 43 (19.11%) webMethods
9 42 (18.67%) PL/SQL
10 41 (18.22%) J2EE
11 40 (17.78%) Shell Script
11 40 (17.78%) Oracle Database
12 36 (16.00%) AIX
13 34 (15.11%) Perl
14 31 (13.78%) Finance
15 30 (13.33%) Subversion
16 26 (11.56%) Pega
17 25 (11.11%) Red Hat
17 25 (11.11%) Apache
18 24 (10.67%) Solaris
18 24 (10.67%) SAN
19 23 (10.22%) BEA
19 23 (10.22%) Waterfall
20 22 (9.78%) Microsoft
21 21 (9.33%) Business Intelligence
21 21 (9.33%) JBoss
21 21 (9.33%) SQL Server
21 21 (9.33%) Jenkins
21 21 (9.33%) Test Strategy
21 21 (9.33%) Maven

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 46 (20.44%) WebLogic
2 25 (11.11%) Apache
3 21 (9.33%) JBoss
4 15 (6.67%) WebSphere
5 14 (6.22%) Tomcat
6 11 (4.89%) Confluence
7 6 (2.67%) Oracle Workflow
7 6 (2.67%) MS Exchange
7 6 (2.67%) Documentum
7 6 (2.67%) SAS
8 4 (1.78%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.89%) CMS
9 2 (0.89%) MTS
10 1 (0.44%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.44%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.44%) Node.js
Applications
1 8 (3.56%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.22%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (3.11%) Oracle Applications
2 6 (2.67%) Oracle HRMS
2 6 (2.67%) Oracle General Ledger
2 6 (2.67%) Oracle TCA
3 1 (0.44%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.44%) Magento
3 1 (0.44%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.44%) Oracle Payroll
3 1 (0.44%) ENOVIA
3 1 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.44%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.44%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 24 (10.67%) SAN
2 15 (6.67%) Firewall
3 13 (5.78%) NAS
4 10 (4.44%) TCP/IP
5 5 (2.22%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (2.22%) DNS
6 3 (1.33%) MPLS
6 3 (1.33%) OSPF
6 3 (1.33%) BGP
6 3 (1.33%) DSL
6 3 (1.33%) VPN
6 3 (1.33%) DHCP
6 3 (1.33%) Ethernet
6 3 (1.33%) FTP
6 3 (1.33%) ISDN
6 3 (1.33%) LAN
7 2 (0.89%) PSTN
7 2 (0.89%) ADSL
7 2 (0.89%) Broadband
7 2 (0.89%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (17.78%) Oracle Database
2 21 (9.33%) SQL Server
3 12 (5.33%) Oracle Reports
4 11 (4.89%) Oracle Database 11g
5 7 (3.11%) Relational Database
6 6 (2.67%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 6 (2.67%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 6 (2.67%) Oracle Discoverer
6 6 (2.67%) RDBMS
6 6 (2.67%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 6 (2.67%) SAS Enterprise Miner
6 6 (2.67%) MySQL
7 5 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (1.78%) Oracle Database 10g
8 4 (1.78%) DB2
9 3 (1.33%) DTS
10 2 (0.89%) Oracle9i Database
10 2 (0.89%) DataStage
10 2 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.89%) Cognos Report Studio
Development Applications
1 30 (13.33%) Subversion
2 21 (9.33%) Maven
2 21 (9.33%) Jenkins
3 17 (7.56%) Hudson
4 12 (5.33%) JIRA
5 7 (3.11%) ClearCase
5 7 (3.11%) Git (software)
6 6 (2.67%) Oracle Forms
6 6 (2.67%) Ant
7 4 (1.78%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (1.78%) TortoiseSVN
7 4 (1.78%) Toad
8 2 (0.89%) ClearQuest
8 2 (0.89%) CA Gen
8 2 (0.89%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.44%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.44%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.44%) CruiseControl
General
1 31 (13.78%) Finance
2 19 (8.44%) Banking
3 9 (4.00%) Retail
4 6 (2.67%) General Ledger
5 4 (1.78%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.33%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.89%) Legal
7 2 (0.89%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.44%) Publishing
8 1 (0.44%) Billing
8 1 (0.44%) Automotive
8 1 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.44%) Front Office
8 1 (0.44%) Electronics
8 1 (0.44%) Local Government
8 1 (0.44%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.44%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.44%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 67 (29.78%) Developer
2 38 (16.89%) Architect
3 24 (10.67%) Analyst
4 23 (10.22%) Infrastructure Architect
5 19 (8.44%) Consultant
6 15 (6.67%) Platform Architect
7 14 (6.22%) webMethods Developer
8 12 (5.33%) Administrator
9 11 (4.89%) Systems Administrator
9 11 (4.89%) Web Developer
9 11 (4.89%) UNIX Administrator
10 9 (4.00%) UNIX Systems Administrator
10 9 (4.00%) Support Analyst
11 8 (3.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 7 (3.11%) DBA
12 7 (3.11%) Java Developer
12 7 (3.11%) Technical Architect
13 6 (2.67%) Test Analyst
13 6 (2.67%) Oracle DBA
13 6 (2.67%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (18.22%) J2EE
2 18 (8.00%) XML
3 13 (5.78%) Middleware
3 13 (5.78%) .NET
3 13 (5.78%) RabbitMQ
4 12 (5.33%) SAX
5 11 (4.89%) HTML
6 8 (3.56%) CSS
6 8 (3.56%) WebSphere MQ
6 8 (3.56%) XSLT
6 8 (3.56%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 5 (2.22%) Spring
7 5 (2.22%) XSD
7 5 (2.22%) JSP
8 4 (1.78%) jQuery
9 2 (0.89%) JSTL
9 2 (0.89%) REST
9 2 (0.89%) Servlets
9 2 (0.89%) ASP.NET
10 1 (0.44%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (7.11%) Open Source
3 7 (3.11%) Data Extraction
4 6 (2.67%) Data Integration
4 6 (2.67%) FMCG
5 5 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (2.22%) Mobile Banking
5 5 (2.22%) Clustering
5 5 (2.22%) Wiki
5 5 (2.22%) Visualisation
6 4 (1.78%) Statistics
7 3 (1.33%) Symmetrix DMX
7 3 (1.33%) Celerra
7 3 (1.33%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.89%) Replication
8 2 (0.89%) DataPower
8 2 (0.89%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.44%) DTV
9 1 (0.44%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.44%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 99 (44.00%) Linux
2 84 (37.33%) Windows
3 36 (16.00%) AIX
4 24 (10.67%) Solaris
5 19 (8.44%) HPUX
5 19 (8.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (8.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 15 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (6.22%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 8 (3.56%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (3.11%) Windows XP
10 5 (2.22%) Mac OS X
11 4 (1.78%) zOS
11 4 (1.78%) VMS
11 4 (1.78%) Windows NT
11 4 (1.78%) SUSE
11 4 (1.78%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (0.89%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.44%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.44%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (19.56%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (10.22%) Waterfall
3 21 (9.33%) Test Strategy
3 21 (9.33%) Business Intelligence
4 19 (8.44%) Data Modelling
5 17 (7.56%) RUP
5 17 (7.56%) Configuration Management
6 14 (6.22%) ITIL
6 14 (6.22%) DevOps
7 13 (5.78%) Mentoring
7 13 (5.78%) ETL
7 13 (5.78%) Migration
8 12 (5.33%) Infrastructure Management
9 11 (4.89%) Kalman Filter
10 9 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (4.00%) EAI
10 9 (4.00%) SOA
11 8 (3.56%) OO
11 8 (3.56%) Web Development
11 8 (3.56%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 88 (39.11%) SQL
2 80 (35.56%) Java
3 42 (18.67%) PL/SQL
4 40 (17.78%) Shell Script
5 34 (15.11%) Perl
6 12 (5.33%) JavaScript
7 11 (4.89%) C
8 7 (3.11%) VB
9 6 (2.67%) Korn
9 6 (2.67%) PHP
10 4 (1.78%) PowerShell
10 4 (1.78%) Ruby
10 4 (1.78%) Python
11 2 (0.89%) VBA
11 2 (0.89%) COBOL
12 1 (0.44%) C#
12 1 (0.44%) Scala
12 1 (0.44%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.44%) XPath
Qualifications
1 13 (5.78%) Security Cleared
2 9 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (3.56%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (3.56%) CCNP
4 7 (3.11%) CCNA
5 6 (2.67%) MCITP
5 6 (2.67%) SC Cleared
6 5 (2.22%) Degree
6 5 (2.22%) CCDP
6 5 (2.22%) MCSE
7 4 (1.78%) IBM Certification
8 3 (1.33%) BC Cleared
8 3 (1.33%) ISTQB
8 3 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (1.33%) OCP
8 3 (1.33%) Oracle Certification
9 2 (0.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.44%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.22%) QA
2 3 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.33%) SLA
3 1 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 13 (5.78%) Active Directory
2 10 (4.44%) Squid
3 6 (2.67%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (1.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 3 (1.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 3 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.89%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.44%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.44%) PowerHA
6 1 (0.44%) KVM
6 1 (0.44%) Sendmail
6 1 (0.44%) NFS
Systems Management
1 18 (8.00%) Puppet
2 4 (1.78%) NetBackup
2 4 (1.78%) Data Guard
3 3 (1.33%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (0.89%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.44%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.44%) Netcool
5 1 (0.44%) Control-M
5 1 (0.44%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.44%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (0.44%) Nessus
5 1 (0.44%) SCCM
5 1 (0.44%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.44%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.44%) Ansible
Vendors
1 109 (48.44%) Oracle
2 43 (19.11%) webMethods
3 26 (11.56%) Pega
4 25 (11.11%) Red Hat
5 23 (10.22%) BEA
6 22 (9.78%) Microsoft
7 19 (8.44%) VMware
8 16 (7.11%) Informatica
9 15 (6.67%) IBM
10 14 (6.22%) Cisco
10 14 (6.22%) HP
11 8 (3.56%) Business Objects
12 7 (3.11%) Sun
12 7 (3.11%) Netezza
12 7 (3.11%) Ab Initio
13 6 (2.67%) EMC
13 6 (2.67%) RedPrairie
14 5 (2.22%) Software AG
15 4 (1.78%) Sybase
15 4 (1.78%) LANDesk
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