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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 55 34 46
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +12
Contract jobs citing UNIX 76 113 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.98% 4.84% 3.46%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.24% 23.06% 17.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 65 32
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£339 £339 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.07% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £245 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £463 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £358 £354
% change year-on-year
+8.24% +1.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 8
Average hourly rate £26.00 £23.50 £32.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.63% -27.13%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £30.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+5.69% +2.50%
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
468 490 328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 18.36% 20.97% 19.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 232 121
Average daily rate £325 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £164 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 66 56
Average hourly rate £15.85 £14.50 £15.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.31% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.21 £21.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -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 22 May 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 22 May 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
Birmingham -9 31 £328 -12.66% 14
Shropshire -1 13 £400 +33.33%
Coventry +5 10 £273 -22.69% 5
Warwickshire +1 8 £356 +1.78% 2
Staffordshire -9 2 £270 -34.54% 1
Worcestershire 0 1 £288 +23.65%
Herefordshire -3 1 £400 -
Wolverhampton -5 1 £510 +59.37% 1
UNIX
England

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 91 (47.89%) Oracle
2 84 (44.21%) Linux
3 60 (31.58%) SQL
4 59 (31.05%) Java
5 58 (30.53%) Windows
6 43 (22.63%) Shell Script
7 39 (20.53%) WebLogic
8 31 (16.32%) J2EE
8 31 (16.32%) Solaris
9 30 (15.79%) webMethods
9 30 (15.79%) Pega
10 28 (14.74%) Oracle Database
10 28 (14.74%) Agile Software Development
10 28 (14.74%) PL/SQL
11 27 (14.21%) Firewall
12 26 (13.68%) ITIL
12 26 (13.68%) Cisco
13 22 (11.58%) Perl
13 22 (11.58%) AIX
14 21 (11.05%) Finance
14 21 (11.05%) Subversion
15 20 (10.53%) Test Strategy
15 20 (10.53%) VMware
15 20 (10.53%) SQL Server
15 20 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
16 19 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
16 19 (10.00%) Red Hat
16 19 (10.00%) Data Modelling
16 19 (10.00%) Waterfall
17 18 (9.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 39 (20.53%) WebLogic
2 13 (6.84%) Apache
3 11 (5.79%) JBoss
4 9 (4.74%) Tomcat
5 8 (4.21%) Documentum
5 8 (4.21%) SAS
6 7 (3.68%) Confluence
7 6 (3.16%) Oracle Workflow
7 6 (3.16%) WebSphere
7 6 (3.16%) Oracle Self-Service HR
8 4 (2.11%) MS Exchange
9 2 (1.05%) CMS
9 2 (1.05%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (1.05%) IBM Notes
9 2 (1.05%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.53%) Node.js
10 1 (0.53%) NetWeaver
10 1 (0.53%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (3.16%) MS Office
2 5 (2.63%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.05%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (3.68%) Oracle Applications
2 6 (3.16%) Oracle HRMS
2 6 (3.16%) Oracle General Ledger
2 6 (3.16%) Oracle TCA
3 2 (1.05%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.53%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.53%) Magento
4 1 (0.53%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.53%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.05%) PaaS
2 1 (0.53%) GitHub
2 1 (0.53%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 27 (14.21%) Firewall
2 17 (8.95%) TCP/IP
3 16 (8.42%) DNS
4 15 (7.89%) SAN
5 14 (7.37%) BGP
5 14 (7.37%) OSPF
6 7 (3.68%) Multicast
6 7 (3.68%) Structured Cabling
6 7 (3.68%) NAS
7 6 (3.16%) HTTP
7 6 (3.16%) VPN
8 5 (2.63%) Network Security
8 5 (2.63%) Internet
9 3 (1.58%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (1.58%) FTP
9 3 (1.58%) WAN
9 3 (1.58%) LAN
10 2 (1.05%) MPLS
10 2 (1.05%) EIGRP
10 2 (1.05%) DSLAM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (14.74%) Oracle Database
2 20 (10.53%) SQL Server
3 11 (5.79%) Oracle Reports
4 8 (4.21%) Oracle Database 11g
5 7 (3.68%) Relational Database
5 7 (3.68%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 7 (3.68%) MySQL
6 6 (3.16%) Oracle Discoverer
6 6 (3.16%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 6 (3.16%) SAS Enterprise Miner
6 6 (3.16%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 5 (2.63%) DB2
8 4 (2.11%) RDBMS
9 3 (1.58%) Couchbase
9 3 (1.58%) NoSQL
9 3 (1.58%) CouchDB
10 2 (1.05%) Data Mining
10 2 (1.05%) Oracle9i Database
10 2 (1.05%) Hadoop
10 2 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 21 (11.05%) Subversion
2 14 (7.37%) Jenkins
3 10 (5.26%) Hudson
4 9 (4.74%) Maven
5 8 (4.21%) Git (software)
5 8 (4.21%) JIRA
6 7 (3.68%) Oracle Forms
7 5 (2.63%) ClearCase
8 4 (2.11%) TortoiseSVN
8 4 (2.11%) TeamCity
9 3 (1.58%) Ant
10 2 (1.05%) Eclipse
10 2 (1.05%) Toad
10 2 (1.05%) CA Gen
11 1 (0.53%) CruiseControl
11 1 (0.53%) Selenium
11 1 (0.53%) LoadRunner
11 1 (0.53%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 1 (0.53%) ProC
General
1 21 (11.05%) Finance
2 8 (4.21%) Banking
2 8 (4.21%) Retail
2 8 (4.21%) Marketing
3 6 (3.16%) General Ledger
4 3 (1.58%) Billing
4 3 (1.58%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.05%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.53%) Local Government
6 1 (0.53%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.53%) Games
6 1 (0.53%) Electronics
6 1 (0.53%) Law
6 1 (0.53%) Legal
6 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.53%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 53 (27.89%) Developer
2 36 (18.95%) Architect
3 14 (7.37%) Consultant
3 14 (7.37%) Infrastructure Architect
4 12 (6.32%) Analyst
5 11 (5.79%) Administrator
5 11 (5.79%) Project Manager
6 10 (5.26%) Technical Architect
6 10 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
6 10 (5.26%) webMethods Developer
7 9 (4.74%) Platform Architect
8 7 (3.68%) Technical Project Manager
8 7 (3.68%) Technical Manager
9 6 (3.16%) UNIX Administrator
9 6 (3.16%) Java Developer
9 6 (3.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (3.16%) Web Developer
9 6 (3.16%) Support Analyst
9 6 (3.16%) Senior Developer
9 6 (3.16%) SAS Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (16.32%) J2EE
2 11 (5.79%) XML
3 7 (3.68%) Spring
3 7 (3.68%) SAX
4 6 (3.16%) .NET
4 6 (3.16%) HTML
5 5 (2.63%) RabbitMQ
5 5 (2.63%) CSS
5 5 (2.63%) Middleware
6 4 (2.11%) WebSphere MQ
6 4 (2.11%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 4 (2.11%) jQuery
7 3 (1.58%) ActiveMQ
7 3 (1.58%) Spring MVC
7 3 (1.58%) XSLT
8 2 (1.05%) JSP
8 2 (1.05%) SOAP
8 2 (1.05%) Web Services
8 2 (1.05%) JSTL
8 2 (1.05%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.84%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.26%) Data Extraction
3 8 (4.21%) Open Source
4 7 (3.68%) Clustering
5 6 (3.16%) Data Integration
6 5 (2.63%) Visualisation
7 3 (1.58%) Statistics
7 3 (1.58%) HP Superdome
7 3 (1.58%) Wiki
7 3 (1.58%) Celerra
7 3 (1.58%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.05%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.05%) DataPower
8 2 (1.05%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.53%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (0.53%) FMCG
9 1 (0.53%) Symmetrix DMX
9 1 (0.53%) CMDB
9 1 (0.53%) DTV
9 1 (0.53%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 84 (44.21%) Linux
2 58 (30.53%) Windows
3 31 (16.32%) Solaris
4 22 (11.58%) AIX
5 18 (9.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (9.47%) HPUX
6 14 (7.37%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (5.79%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (4.74%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (4.21%) Windows XP
10 5 (2.63%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 4 (2.11%) Windows NT
11 4 (2.11%) zOS
11 4 (2.11%) Windows 2000 Server
12 3 (1.58%) VMS
13 2 (1.05%) SUSE
14 1 (0.53%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.53%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.53%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.53%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (14.74%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (13.68%) ITIL
3 20 (10.53%) Test Strategy
3 20 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
4 19 (10.00%) Data Modelling
4 19 (10.00%) Waterfall
5 17 (8.95%) ETL
5 17 (8.95%) RUP
6 16 (8.42%) Configuration Management
6 16 (8.42%) Mentoring
7 14 (7.37%) Migration
8 10 (5.26%) Workflow
8 10 (5.26%) Load Balancing
9 9 (4.74%) ITIL V3
9 9 (4.74%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (4.74%) Project Management
10 8 (4.21%) PRINCE2
10 8 (4.21%) Technical Architecture
10 8 (4.21%) Infrastructure Management
11 7 (3.68%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 60 (31.58%) SQL
2 59 (31.05%) Java
3 43 (22.63%) Shell Script
4 28 (14.74%) PL/SQL
5 22 (11.58%) Perl
6 11 (5.79%) JavaScript
7 6 (3.16%) C
8 5 (2.63%) PowerShell
8 5 (2.63%) VB
9 3 (1.58%) COBOL
9 3 (1.58%) PHP
9 3 (1.58%) Tcl
10 2 (1.05%) VBA
11 1 (0.53%) Korn
11 1 (0.53%) XPath
11 1 (0.53%) C#
Qualifications
1 19 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (8.42%) CCNA
3 8 (4.21%) CCNP
3 8 (4.21%) Security Cleared
4 5 (2.63%) Degree
4 5 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (2.63%) PMP
4 5 (2.63%) PMI Certification
5 4 (2.11%) IBM Certification
5 4 (2.11%) CCDP
5 4 (2.11%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.58%) CCDA
6 3 (1.58%) CCIE
7 2 (1.05%) CCSA
7 2 (1.05%) Check Point Certification
7 2 (1.05%) BC Cleared
7 2 (1.05%) MCITP
7 2 (1.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.53%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.11%) QA
2 2 (1.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (1.05%) SLA
3 1 (0.53%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 13 (6.84%) Active Directory
2 12 (6.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.16%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 4 (2.11%) vCloud
5 3 (1.58%) Squid
6 2 (1.05%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (1.05%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.53%) KVM
7 1 (0.53%) PowerHA
7 1 (0.53%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 13 (6.84%) Puppet
2 5 (2.63%) NetBackup
3 3 (1.58%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (0.53%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (0.53%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.53%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.53%) SCCM
4 1 (0.53%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.53%) Control-M
4 1 (0.53%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.53%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.53%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 91 (47.89%) Oracle
2 30 (15.79%) webMethods
2 30 (15.79%) Pega
3 26 (13.68%) Cisco
4 20 (10.53%) VMware
5 19 (10.00%) Red Hat
6 18 (9.47%) Informatica
6 18 (9.47%) BEA
7 16 (8.42%) Microsoft
8 14 (7.37%) HP
9 13 (6.84%) CheckPoint
10 11 (5.79%) IBM
11 10 (5.26%) Ab Initio
11 10 (5.26%) Netezza
11 10 (5.26%) F5
12 7 (3.68%) Juniper
12 7 (3.68%) Business Objects
13 6 (3.16%) Veritas
13 6 (3.16%) Blue Coat
14 5 (2.63%) LANDesk
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £250 - £290 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
West Bromwich, West Midlands (County)
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Rate: £26,000
Posted: 7 days ago
Wolverhampton
Orgtel
Rate: £470 - £550 per day
Posted: 10 days ago