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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unix over the 3 months to 27 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix
Rank 23 55 33
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -22
Contract jobs citing Unix 185 73 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 6.42% 2.89% 4.83%
As % of the Operating Systems category 30.73% 15.87% 22.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 42 64
Median daily rate £442 £339 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.33% +0.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £276 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £358
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +8.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 6
Median hourly rate - £26.25 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +14.13%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.84% +8.33%
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
602 460 489
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.90% 18.21% 21.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 300 256 231
Median daily rate £375 £330 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £150 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £347 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.04% +11.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 68 68
Median hourly rate £13.50 £16.18 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.53% +9.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £29.61 £22.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%

Unix
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing Unix as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire +4 68 £460 +15.00% 2
Solihull - 30 £440 - 2
Birmingham -2 25 £441 +34.58% 13
Warwickshire +2 14 £395 +10.87% 2
Coventry +1 14 £400 +46.78% 2
Worcestershire -4 7 £400 +39.13%
Staffordshire +7 1 - - 5
Kingswinford - 1 - - 1
Unix
England

Unix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Unix also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Unix.

1 219 (52.14%) SQL
2 185 (44.05%) Oracle
3 154 (36.67%) Linux
4 135 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
5 134 (31.90%) WebLogic
6 126 (30.00%) Windows
7 125 (29.76%) Java
8 121 (28.81%) Shell Script
9 114 (27.14%) Pega
10 102 (24.29%) Informatica
11 78 (18.57%) PL/SQL
12 76 (18.10%) Test Strategy
13 70 (16.67%) BusinessObjects
13 70 (16.67%) Scrum
14 64 (15.24%) webMethods
15 63 (15.00%) Security Cleared
16 62 (14.76%) J2EE
17 59 (14.05%) Hadoop
18 58 (13.81%) JIRA
19 57 (13.57%) SC Cleared
20 54 (12.86%) VMware
21 53 (12.62%) ClearCase
22 52 (12.38%) RUP
22 52 (12.38%) Waterfall
23 50 (11.90%) Pentaho
24 49 (11.67%) Software Engineering
25 47 (11.19%) XML
26 46 (10.95%) SOAP
26 46 (10.95%) Confluence
27 44 (10.48%) REST

Unix
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 134 (31.90%) WebLogic
2 46 (10.95%) Confluence
3 43 (10.24%) JBoss
4 35 (8.33%) Apache
5 33 (7.86%) Documentum
6 30 (7.14%) Captiva
7 18 (4.29%) Oracle Application Server
8 17 (4.05%) Tomcat
9 12 (2.86%) Elasticsearch
10 11 (2.62%) WebSphere
11 10 (2.38%) Apache Pig
12 9 (2.14%) SAS
13 8 (1.90%) WebLogic Portal
14 2 (0.48%) MS Exchange
14 2 (0.48%) SharePoint
14 2 (0.48%) WildFly
15 1 (0.24%) MQSeries
15 1 (0.24%) Node.js
15 1 (0.24%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 1 (0.24%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 11 (2.62%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.14%) MS Office
3 6 (1.43%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.95%) MS Project
5 1 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.24%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 20 (4.76%) Oracle EBS
2 18 (4.29%) Oracle EBS R12
3 17 (4.05%) Oracle 11i
3 17 (4.05%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.24%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.62%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (1.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.67%) SaaS
4 5 (1.19%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (1.19%) Google App Engine
4 5 (1.19%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.48%) IaaS
5 2 (0.48%) PaaS
6 1 (0.24%) GitHub
6 1 (0.24%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.24%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (4.05%) SSL
2 10 (2.38%) HTTP
3 9 (2.14%) TCP/IP
4 8 (1.90%) Internet
4 8 (1.90%) SAN
5 7 (1.67%) SNMP
6 6 (1.43%) Firewall
7 4 (0.95%) Ethernet
7 4 (0.95%) IMAP
7 4 (0.95%) IPv4
7 4 (0.95%) OpenLDAP
7 4 (0.95%) SMTP
7 4 (0.95%) SSH
8 3 (0.71%) DHCP
8 3 (0.71%) DNS
8 3 (0.71%) Kerberos
8 3 (0.71%) TACACS
8 3 (0.71%) VoIP
9 2 (0.48%) S/MIME
9 2 (0.48%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (16.67%) BusinessObjects
2 59 (14.05%) Hadoop
3 50 (11.90%) Pentaho
4 38 (9.05%) Oracle Database
4 38 (9.05%) Oracle OWB
5 31 (7.38%) Big Data
6 27 (6.43%) Oracle Database 10g
7 20 (4.76%) Oracle Database 11g
8 19 (4.52%) Oracle Reports
9 18 (4.29%) MongoDB
9 18 (4.29%) Oracle Discoverer
10 17 (4.05%) SQL Server
11 16 (3.81%) Relational Database
12 14 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
12 14 (3.33%) RDBMS
13 10 (2.38%) Apache Hive
13 10 (2.38%) Sqoop
14 7 (1.67%) Oracle BI EE
15 6 (1.43%) MySQL
16 5 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 58 (13.81%) JIRA
2 53 (12.62%) ClearCase
3 37 (8.81%) ClearQuest
4 22 (5.24%) Team Foundation Server
5 21 (5.00%) Eclipse
6 20 (4.76%) Jenkins
7 19 (4.52%) JUnit
7 19 (4.52%) PVCS
8 18 (4.29%) Selenium
9 16 (3.81%) Git (software)
10 15 (3.57%) Toad
11 10 (2.38%) CA Gen
11 10 (2.38%) IntelliJ
12 9 (2.14%) Ant
12 9 (2.14%) Oracle Forms
13 8 (1.90%) Artifactory
13 8 (1.90%) Maven
13 8 (1.90%) Subversion
14 5 (1.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 4 (0.95%) CppUnit
General
1 25 (5.95%) Finance
2 10 (2.38%) Retail
3 8 (1.90%) Banking
4 6 (1.43%) Billing
5 5 (1.19%) Investment Banking
6 4 (0.95%) Front Office
6 4 (0.95%) Law
7 1 (0.24%) Back Office
7 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.24%) Publishing
7 1 (0.24%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 165 (39.29%) Developer
2 79 (18.81%) Architect
3 41 (9.76%) Analyst
4 32 (7.62%) Consultant
5 28 (6.67%) Lead Developer
6 27 (6.43%) Java Developer
7 26 (6.19%) Software Engineer
7 26 (6.19%) Test Analyst
8 24 (5.71%) Hadoop Developer
8 24 (5.71%) Technical Architect
9 23 (5.48%) Developer/Software Engineer
9 23 (5.48%) Pentaho Developer
10 22 (5.24%) Middleware Consultant
11 20 (4.76%) Administrator
11 20 (4.76%) DBA
12 19 (4.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 17 (4.05%) Oracle DBA
13 17 (4.05%) Unix Engineer
14 16 (3.81%) Monitoring Engineer
15 15 (3.57%) SC Cleared DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (14.76%) J2EE
2 47 (11.19%) XML
3 46 (10.95%) SOAP
4 44 (10.48%) REST
5 39 (9.29%) Web Services
6 27 (6.43%) Middleware
7 26 (6.19%) Spring
8 25 (5.95%) RESTful
9 24 (5.71%) CSS
9 24 (5.71%) Hibernate
10 22 (5.24%) HTML
11 19 (4.52%) JSON
12 17 (4.05%) J2SE
12 17 (4.05%) Play Framework
13 12 (2.86%) ELK Stack
13 12 (2.86%) jQuery
14 10 (2.38%) EJB
14 10 (2.38%) HTML5
14 10 (2.38%) Servlets
15 9 (2.14%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 26 (6.19%) DataPower
2 24 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (5.00%) Data Integration
4 8 (1.90%) Data Centre
5 5 (1.19%) Derivative
6 4 (0.95%) CMDB
6 4 (0.95%) Computer Science
6 4 (0.95%) Embedded Systems
6 4 (0.95%) Fintech
6 4 (0.95%) Management Information System
6 4 (0.95%) PKI
7 3 (0.71%) Equities
7 3 (0.71%) Fixed Income
7 3 (0.71%) HACMP
8 2 (0.48%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (0.48%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.24%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.24%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 154 (36.67%) Linux
2 126 (30.00%) Windows
3 23 (5.48%) Solaris
4 22 (5.24%) AIX
5 13 (3.10%) Windows Server
6 12 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (1.43%) CentOS
8 5 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.48%) Data ONTAP
9 2 (0.48%) SUSE
10 1 (0.24%) Android
10 1 (0.24%) HPUX
10 1 (0.24%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.24%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.24%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.24%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (18.10%) Test Strategy
3 70 (16.67%) Scrum
4 52 (12.38%) RUP
4 52 (12.38%) Waterfall
5 49 (11.67%) Software Engineering
6 42 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
6 42 (10.00%) Configuration Management
7 39 (9.29%) OO
8 36 (8.57%) Data Modelling
9 35 (8.33%) ITIL
10 28 (6.67%) Service Management
11 26 (6.19%) Open Source
12 24 (5.71%) Continuous Integration
12 24 (5.71%) Performance Tuning
13 22 (5.24%) Analytics
14 20 (4.76%) Project Planning
14 20 (4.76%) SDLC
14 20 (4.76%) Software Architecture
15 18 (4.29%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 219 (52.14%) SQL
2 125 (29.76%) Java
3 121 (28.81%) Shell Script
4 78 (18.57%) PL/SQL
5 40 (9.52%) Perl
6 24 (5.71%) C
7 22 (5.24%) JavaScript
8 19 (4.52%) C++
9 18 (4.29%) Scala
10 9 (2.14%) PHP
10 9 (2.14%) VB
11 7 (1.67%) C#
11 7 (1.67%) Haskell
12 5 (1.19%) Korn
13 4 (0.95%) Python
14 3 (0.71%) Groovy
15 2 (0.48%) PowerShell
15 2 (0.48%) Ruby
16 1 (0.24%) Bash Shell
16 1 (0.24%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 63 (15.00%) Security Cleared
2 57 (13.57%) SC Cleared
3 15 (3.57%) ISEB
4 13 (3.10%) ISTQB
5 12 (2.86%) Oracle Certification
6 9 (2.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (1.43%) OCP
7 6 (1.43%) Sun Certification
8 5 (1.19%) Degree
9 4 (0.95%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 4 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (0.95%) OCPJP
10 3 (0.71%) CCNA
10 3 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.71%) MCSE
11 2 (0.48%) CCDA
11 2 (0.48%) CCDP
11 2 (0.48%) CCIE
11 2 (0.48%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.10%) QA
2 5 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.95%) SLA
4 1 (0.24%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 21 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (4.05%) Docker
2 17 (4.05%) Oracle RAC
3 10 (2.38%) Apache Flume
3 10 (2.38%) HDFS
4 7 (1.67%) iptables
4 7 (1.67%) NFS
5 5 (1.19%) Active Directory
5 5 (1.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 5 (1.19%) vSphere
6 4 (0.95%) OpenSSH
6 4 (0.95%) Sendmail
6 4 (0.95%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 2 (0.48%) Kamailio
8 1 (0.24%) Firmware
8 1 (0.24%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 22 (5.24%) Puppet
2 17 (4.05%) BMC PATROL
2 17 (4.05%) Data Guard
3 13 (3.10%) Kibana
3 13 (3.10%) OPNET
3 13 (3.10%) SCOM
4 12 (2.86%) logstash
5 4 (0.95%) Opsview
5 4 (0.95%) Oracle ZFS
6 3 (0.71%) Control-M
7 2 (0.48%) Nagios
7 2 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.48%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (0.48%) Simpana
7 2 (0.48%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.24%) Ansible
8 1 (0.24%) Grafana
8 1 (0.24%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.24%) ITRS Geneos
8 1 (0.24%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 185 (44.05%) Oracle
2 114 (27.14%) Pega
3 102 (24.29%) Informatica
4 64 (15.24%) webMethods
5 54 (12.86%) VMware
6 37 (8.81%) IBM
7 34 (8.10%) EMC
8 33 (7.86%) Microsoft
9 31 (7.38%) Red Hat
10 27 (6.43%) Cloudera
11 23 (5.48%) BMC
12 13 (3.10%) BEA
13 12 (2.86%) Digital Fuel
14 11 (2.62%) Adobe
15 10 (2.38%) Veritas
16 6 (1.43%) Google
16 6 (1.43%) ServiceNow
17 5 (1.19%) Atlassian
17 5 (1.19%) Cognizant
17 5 (1.19%) NetApp
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Ampersand Consulting
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