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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 57 27 45
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +18
Contract jobs citing UNIX 66 144 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.63% 5.68% 3.32%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.62% 27.32% 18.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 79 34
Average daily rate
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£400 £330 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £238 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £464 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 10 2
Average hourly rate - £30.63 £24.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +24.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £31.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+19.04% -3.07%
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
397 527 376
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.83% 20.78% 18.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 233 198
Average daily rate £335 £315 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.34% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £163 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 86 50
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £13.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £9.75 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.10 £31.50 £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 0 23 £425 +44.06%
Birmingham -12 14 £325 +8.33% 9
Worcestershire +1 5 £250 -28.57%
Staffordshire -6 2 - -
Warwickshire -23 2 £400 +6.66% 5
Solihull -3 1 £288 -
Coventry -27 1 £415 +50.90% 3
Walsall - 1 £475 -
UNIX
England

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 60 (43.17%) Oracle
1 60 (43.17%) Linux
2 48 (34.53%) SQL
3 44 (31.65%) Java
4 41 (29.50%) Windows
5 36 (25.90%) Shell Script
6 31 (22.30%) Agile Software Development
7 30 (21.58%) WebLogic
8 28 (20.14%) Solaris
9 25 (17.99%) VMware
9 25 (17.99%) Firewall
10 23 (16.55%) Cisco
11 22 (15.83%) ITIL
12 21 (15.11%) J2EE
13 20 (14.39%) Informatica
13 20 (14.39%) VMware Infrastructure
14 19 (13.67%) Cisco Certification
14 19 (13.67%) XML
15 18 (12.95%) Data Centre
16 17 (12.23%) Pega
16 17 (12.23%) webMethods
17 16 (11.51%) PL/SQL
17 16 (11.51%) Apache
17 16 (11.51%) CCNA
17 16 (11.51%) TCP/IP
18 15 (10.79%) IBM
18 15 (10.79%) Data Modelling
18 15 (10.79%) Continuous Integration
18 15 (10.79%) Oracle Database
19 14 (10.07%) OSPF

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 30 (21.58%) WebLogic
2 16 (11.51%) Apache
3 7 (5.04%) Tomcat
3 7 (5.04%) JBoss
3 7 (5.04%) Documentum
4 5 (3.60%) WebLogic Portal
5 4 (2.88%) nginx
6 3 (2.16%) Confluence
6 3 (2.16%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (2.16%) SAS
6 3 (2.16%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.72%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.72%) CICS
7 1 (0.72%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.72%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.72%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.72%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 10 (7.19%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.16%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.44%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.44%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.72%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.72%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.72%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.76%) Cloud Computing
1 8 (5.76%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.44%) PaaS
3 1 (0.72%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (17.99%) Firewall
2 16 (11.51%) TCP/IP
3 14 (10.07%) DNS
3 14 (10.07%) OSPF
3 14 (10.07%) BGP
4 7 (5.04%) SAN
4 7 (5.04%) Multicast
4 7 (5.04%) Structured Cabling
5 6 (4.32%) Network Security
6 5 (3.60%) Internet
7 4 (2.88%) VPN
7 4 (2.88%) HTTP
8 3 (2.16%) WAN
8 3 (2.16%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (1.44%) NAS
9 2 (1.44%) xDSL
9 2 (1.44%) Junos
9 2 (1.44%) Extranet
9 2 (1.44%) DWDM
9 2 (1.44%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (10.79%) Oracle Database
2 12 (8.63%) SQL Server
3 10 (7.19%) BusinessObjects
4 9 (6.47%) MySQL
5 7 (5.04%) Relational Database
6 5 (3.60%) RDBMS
7 4 (2.88%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (2.16%) MongoDB
9 2 (1.44%) NoSQL
9 2 (1.44%) Hadoop
9 2 (1.44%) CouchDB
9 2 (1.44%) PowerCenter
9 2 (1.44%) DB2
9 2 (1.44%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (1.44%) Couchbase
10 1 (0.72%) Sqoop
10 1 (0.72%) SAS Data Integration Studio
10 1 (0.72%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.72%) DataStage
10 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 11 (7.91%) Subversion
1 11 (7.91%) Jenkins
2 9 (6.47%) Git (software)
2 9 (6.47%) Selenium
3 8 (5.76%) JUnit
3 8 (5.76%) Eclipse
4 5 (3.60%) ClearCase
4 5 (3.60%) CA Gen
5 4 (2.88%) TeamCity
6 3 (2.16%) JIRA
6 3 (2.16%) Hudson
6 3 (2.16%) IntelliJ
7 2 (1.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.72%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.72%) Ant
8 1 (0.72%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.72%) XMLSpy
8 1 (0.72%) ProC
General
1 12 (8.63%) Finance
2 7 (5.04%) Retail
2 7 (5.04%) Marketing
3 5 (3.60%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.16%) Billing
5 2 (1.44%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.44%) Banking
6 1 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.72%) Law
6 1 (0.72%) Games
Job Titles
1 33 (23.74%) Architect
2 32 (23.02%) Developer
3 12 (8.63%) Analyst
3 12 (8.63%) Project Manager
4 9 (6.47%) Consultant
4 9 (6.47%) COBOL Developer
5 8 (5.76%) Technical Project Manager
5 8 (5.76%) Technical Manager
6 6 (4.32%) Support Analyst
6 6 (4.32%) Technical Consultant
6 6 (4.32%) Administrator
6 6 (4.32%) Java Developer
7 5 (3.60%) Support Engineer
7 5 (3.60%) Test Analyst
8 4 (2.88%) Systems Administrator
8 4 (2.88%) Technical Architect
8 4 (2.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (2.88%) PL/SQL Developer
8 4 (2.88%) Infrastructure Architect
8 4 (2.88%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (15.11%) J2EE
2 19 (13.67%) XML
3 12 (8.63%) HTML
3 12 (8.63%) HTML5
4 10 (7.19%) Spring
5 9 (6.47%) SOAP
6 8 (5.76%) J2SE
6 8 (5.76%) Hibernate
6 8 (5.76%) REST
7 7 (5.04%) JSON
7 7 (5.04%) Middleware
8 6 (4.32%) Web Services
9 5 (3.60%) WebSphere MQ
9 5 (3.60%) XSLT
10 4 (2.88%) CSS
10 4 (2.88%) jQuery
10 4 (2.88%) RESTful
11 3 (2.16%) Play Framework
11 3 (2.16%) .NET
11 3 (2.16%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 18 (12.95%) Data Centre
2 8 (5.76%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.60%) Clustering
3 5 (3.60%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.16%) Data Extraction
4 3 (2.16%) HP Superdome
5 2 (1.44%) CMDB
5 2 (1.44%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.72%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.72%) Replication
6 1 (0.72%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 60 (43.17%) Linux
2 41 (29.50%) Windows
3 28 (20.14%) Solaris
4 11 (7.91%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (7.19%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (6.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (6.47%) AIX
7 8 (5.76%) HPUX
8 6 (4.32%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (2.88%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.72%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.72%) CentOS
10 1 (0.72%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.72%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (22.30%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (15.83%) ITIL
3 15 (10.79%) Data Modelling
3 15 (10.79%) Continuous Integration
4 14 (10.07%) Migration
5 12 (8.63%) Business Intelligence
6 11 (7.91%) Test Strategy
6 11 (7.91%) SDLC
7 9 (6.47%) ITIL V3
7 9 (6.47%) Open Source
7 9 (6.47%) Load Balancing
7 9 (6.47%) ETL
7 9 (6.47%) Scrum
8 8 (5.76%) Disaster Recovery
8 8 (5.76%) Configuration Management
8 8 (5.76%) Project Management
8 8 (5.76%) Technical Architecture
8 8 (5.76%) Waterfall
8 8 (5.76%) DevOps
8 8 (5.76%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 48 (34.53%) SQL
2 44 (31.65%) Java
3 36 (25.90%) Shell Script
4 16 (11.51%) PL/SQL
5 13 (9.35%) Perl
6 9 (6.47%) COBOL
7 8 (5.76%) PowerShell
8 6 (4.32%) C
8 6 (4.32%) JavaScript
9 4 (2.88%) T-SQL
9 4 (2.88%) VB
10 3 (2.16%) Scala
10 3 (2.16%) Tcl
11 2 (1.44%) VBA
12 1 (0.72%) JCL
Qualifications
1 19 (13.67%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (11.51%) CCNA
3 7 (5.04%) CCNP
4 6 (4.32%) Security Cleared
5 5 (3.60%) SC Cleared
5 5 (3.60%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (3.60%) PMP
5 5 (3.60%) PMI Certification
6 4 (2.88%) ISEB
6 4 (2.88%) ISTQB
7 3 (2.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (2.16%) CCDA
7 3 (2.16%) CCDP
7 3 (2.16%) CCIE
8 2 (1.44%) Check Point Certification
8 2 (1.44%) CCSA
8 2 (1.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (1.44%) Degree
9 1 (0.72%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.72%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.44%) ISO 9001
1 2 (1.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (1.44%) Solvency II
System Software
1 20 (14.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (6.47%) Active Directory
3 5 (3.60%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 4 (2.88%) VirtualBox
4 4 (2.88%) vCloud
5 3 (2.16%) Docker
6 2 (1.44%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.72%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.72%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.72%) PowerHA
7 1 (0.72%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 11 (7.91%) Puppet
2 4 (2.88%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.72%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.72%) SCCM
3 1 (0.72%) SCOM
3 1 (0.72%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (0.72%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 60 (43.17%) Oracle
2 25 (17.99%) VMware
3 23 (16.55%) Cisco
4 20 (14.39%) Informatica
5 17 (12.23%) Pega
5 17 (12.23%) webMethods
6 15 (10.79%) IBM
7 13 (9.35%) Microsoft
7 13 (9.35%) CheckPoint
8 10 (7.19%) Red Hat
8 10 (7.19%) F5
9 9 (6.47%) HP
10 8 (5.76%) BEA
11 7 (5.04%) Juniper
12 6 (4.32%) Blue Coat
12 6 (4.32%) Veritas
13 5 (3.60%) Micro Focus
14 4 (2.88%) Ab Initio
15 3 (2.16%) Netezza
15 3 (2.16%) SAP
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