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 3 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix
Rank 25 42 37
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -5
Contract jobs citing Unix 194 96 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 6.73% 3.56% 4.78%
As % of the Operating Systems category 31.80% 18.60% 23.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 48 74
Median daily rate £450 £340 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.35% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £282 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
Median hourly rate - £26.00 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.56%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.33 £35.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-33.35% +20.68%
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
610 516 480
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 21.17% 19.16% 20.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 279 261 231
Median daily rate £363 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £137 £148 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 74 71
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.85 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.51% +9.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £30.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.25% -0.93%

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 3 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 3 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 82 £460 +8.23% 4
Birmingham -4 23 £400 +23.07% 6
Solihull - 21 £442 - 1
Warwickshire +4 13 £397 +11.50% 2
Coventry -7 10 £375 +18.11% 5
Worcestershire - 6 £400 - 1
Kingswinford - 1 - -
Unix
England

Unix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 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.

1 220 (52.63%) SQL
2 203 (48.56%) Oracle
3 144 (34.45%) Linux
4 126 (30.14%) Shell Script
5 122 (29.19%) Java
6 121 (28.95%) WebLogic
6 121 (28.95%) Windows
6 121 (28.95%) Pega
7 120 (28.71%) Agile Software Development
8 109 (26.08%) Informatica
9 80 (19.14%) PL/SQL
9 80 (19.14%) Test Strategy
10 70 (16.75%) BusinessObjects
11 66 (15.79%) Scrum
12 65 (15.55%) webMethods
13 59 (14.11%) RUP
13 59 (14.11%) Hadoop
14 58 (13.88%) Waterfall
15 56 (13.40%) VMware
16 55 (13.16%) ClearCase
16 55 (13.16%) J2EE
17 54 (12.92%) Security Cleared
18 52 (12.44%) JIRA
19 50 (11.96%) Pentaho
20 46 (11.00%) Business Intelligence
21 45 (10.77%) SC Cleared
22 44 (10.53%) Confluence
22 44 (10.53%) Perl
23 40 (9.57%) Configuration Management
23 40 (9.57%) Software Engineering

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
1 121 (28.95%) WebLogic
2 44 (10.53%) Confluence
3 39 (9.33%) JBoss
4 33 (7.89%) Documentum
5 29 (6.94%) Captiva
6 26 (6.22%) Apache
7 20 (4.78%) Tomcat
8 12 (2.87%) Elasticsearch
9 11 (2.63%) Oracle Application Server
9 11 (2.63%) SAS
10 10 (2.39%) Apache Pig
11 8 (1.91%) WebSphere
12 6 (1.44%) WebLogic Portal
13 5 (1.20%) SharePoint
14 3 (0.72%) MS Exchange
15 2 (0.48%) IBM Notes
15 2 (0.48%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 2 (0.48%) WildFly
16 1 (0.24%) MQSeries
16 1 (0.24%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 8 (1.91%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.67%) MS Office
3 5 (1.20%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.96%) MS Project
5 1 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.24%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 13 (3.11%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (2.63%) Oracle Applications
2 11 (2.63%) Oracle EBS R12
3 10 (2.39%) Oracle 11i
4 2 (0.48%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.24%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.44%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.48%) Google App Engine
3 2 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (0.48%) SaaS
4 1 (0.24%) IBM PureFlex
4 1 (0.24%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.83%) SSL
2 10 (2.39%) HTTP
2 10 (2.39%) TCP/IP
3 8 (1.91%) SAN
4 7 (1.67%) SSH
5 6 (1.44%) SNMP
6 5 (1.20%) Internet
6 5 (1.20%) VoIP
7 4 (0.96%) Firewall
8 3 (0.72%) DHCP
8 3 (0.72%) DNS
8 3 (0.72%) Ethernet
8 3 (0.72%) IPv4
8 3 (0.72%) Kerberos
8 3 (0.72%) LAN
8 3 (0.72%) TACACS
9 2 (0.48%) Asterisk PBX
9 2 (0.48%) LDAP
9 2 (0.48%) WAN
9 2 (0.48%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (16.75%) BusinessObjects
2 59 (14.11%) Hadoop
3 50 (11.96%) Pentaho
4 39 (9.33%) Oracle OWB
5 37 (8.85%) Oracle Database
6 31 (7.42%) Big Data
7 25 (5.98%) SQL Server
8 17 (4.07%) Oracle Database 10g
8 17 (4.07%) Oracle Database 11g
9 16 (3.83%) Oracle Reports
10 14 (3.35%) Data Warehouse
10 14 (3.35%) Relational Database
11 11 (2.63%) MongoDB
11 11 (2.63%) Oracle Discoverer
11 11 (2.63%) RDBMS
12 10 (2.39%) Apache Hive
12 10 (2.39%) Sqoop
13 8 (1.91%) MySQL
14 6 (1.44%) Oracle BI EE
15 4 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 55 (13.16%) ClearCase
2 52 (12.44%) JIRA
3 37 (8.85%) ClearQuest
4 22 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
5 18 (4.31%) CA Gen
6 16 (3.83%) PVCS
7 13 (3.11%) Eclipse
7 13 (3.11%) Jenkins
8 11 (2.63%) JUnit
8 11 (2.63%) Selenium
8 11 (2.63%) Toad
9 9 (2.15%) Git (software)
10 6 (1.44%) IntelliJ
11 5 (1.20%) Oracle Forms
11 5 (1.20%) Subversion
12 4 (0.96%) Ant
12 4 (0.96%) Artifactory
12 4 (0.96%) Maven
13 3 (0.72%) CppUnit
13 3 (0.72%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 31 (7.42%) Finance
2 13 (3.11%) Banking
3 10 (2.39%) Retail
4 5 (1.20%) Billing
4 5 (1.20%) Investment Banking
5 4 (0.96%) Front Office
6 3 (0.72%) 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
1 157 (37.56%) Developer
2 83 (19.86%) Architect
3 40 (9.57%) Analyst
4 30 (7.18%) Consultant
5 29 (6.94%) Lead Developer
6 26 (6.22%) Test Analyst
7 24 (5.74%) Administrator
7 24 (5.74%) Hadoop Developer
7 24 (5.74%) Technical Architect
8 23 (5.50%) Pentaho Developer
9 22 (5.26%) Middleware Consultant
10 19 (4.55%) Software Engineer
11 18 (4.31%) DBA
12 17 (4.07%) Java Developer
13 16 (3.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 16 (3.83%) Monitoring Engineer
14 15 (3.59%) Developer/Software Engineer
15 14 (3.35%) Software Architect
16 13 (3.11%) Oracle DBA
16 13 (3.11%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (13.16%) J2EE
2 39 (9.33%) SOAP
3 37 (8.85%) REST
4 36 (8.61%) Web Services
5 33 (7.89%) XML
6 28 (6.70%) Middleware
7 25 (5.98%) RESTful
8 21 (5.02%) CSS
9 15 (3.59%) HTML
9 15 (3.59%) Spring
10 13 (3.11%) Hibernate
11 12 (2.87%) ELK Stack
11 12 (2.87%) JSON
12 11 (2.63%) jQuery
13 10 (2.39%) J2SE
13 10 (2.39%) Play Framework
14 7 (1.67%) EJB
15 6 (1.44%) HTML5
16 5 (1.20%) JSP
16 5 (1.20%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 26 (6.22%) DataPower
2 24 (5.74%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (5.02%) Data Integration
4 8 (1.91%) Data Centre
5 6 (1.44%) Mainframe
6 5 (1.20%) CMDB
6 5 (1.20%) Derivative
7 4 (0.96%) Fintech
7 4 (0.96%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.72%) Client/Server
8 3 (0.72%) Embedded Systems
8 3 (0.72%) Equities
8 3 (0.72%) Fixed Income
8 3 (0.72%) HACMP
9 2 (0.48%) Digital Media
9 2 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.24%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.24%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.24%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 144 (34.45%) Linux
2 121 (28.95%) Windows
3 30 (7.18%) AIX
4 26 (6.22%) Solaris
5 17 (4.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (2.63%) Windows Server
7 7 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (1.44%) SUSE
9 5 (1.20%) CentOS
10 2 (0.48%) HPUX
11 1 (0.24%) Android
11 1 (0.24%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (0.24%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.24%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.24%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.24%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (28.71%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (19.14%) Test Strategy
3 66 (15.79%) Scrum
4 59 (14.11%) RUP
5 58 (13.88%) Waterfall
6 46 (11.00%) Business Intelligence
7 40 (9.57%) Configuration Management
7 40 (9.57%) Software Engineering
8 38 (9.09%) Data Modelling
9 37 (8.85%) OO
10 33 (7.89%) ITIL
11 25 (5.98%) Project Planning
11 25 (5.98%) Service Management
12 22 (5.26%) Software Architecture
13 21 (5.02%) Analytics
14 20 (4.78%) Problem Management
15 19 (4.55%) Performance Tuning
16 18 (4.31%) Continuous Integration
16 18 (4.31%) SDLC
17 17 (4.07%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 220 (52.63%) SQL
2 126 (30.14%) Shell Script
3 122 (29.19%) Java
4 80 (19.14%) PL/SQL
5 44 (10.53%) Perl
6 23 (5.50%) C
7 19 (4.55%) JavaScript
8 14 (3.35%) C++
9 11 (2.63%) PHP
9 11 (2.63%) Scala
10 10 (2.39%) Korn
11 6 (1.44%) C#
11 6 (1.44%) Haskell
11 6 (1.44%) PowerShell
12 5 (1.20%) VB
13 4 (0.96%) T-SQL
13 4 (0.96%) VBScript
14 2 (0.48%) Groovy
14 2 (0.48%) JCL
14 2 (0.48%) Python
Qualifications
1 54 (12.92%) Security Cleared
2 45 (10.77%) SC Cleared
3 16 (3.83%) ISEB
4 15 (3.59%) ISTQB
5 10 (2.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (1.44%) Oracle Certification
7 5 (1.20%) Sun Certification
8 4 (0.96%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 4 (0.96%) MCSE
8 4 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (0.96%) OCP
9 3 (0.72%) CCNA
9 3 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.72%) Degree
10 2 (0.48%) BC Cleared
10 2 (0.48%) CCDA
10 2 (0.48%) CCDP
10 2 (0.48%) CCIE
10 2 (0.48%) CCNP
11 1 (0.24%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.11%) QA
2 6 (1.44%) SLA
3 4 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 20 (4.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (2.87%) NFS
2 12 (2.87%) Oracle RAC
3 10 (2.39%) Apache Flume
3 10 (2.39%) Docker
3 10 (2.39%) HDFS
4 7 (1.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 6 (1.44%) Active Directory
5 6 (1.44%) iptables
6 4 (0.96%) vSphere
7 3 (0.72%) OpenSSH
7 3 (0.72%) Samba
7 3 (0.72%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 2 (0.48%) Job Entry Subsystem
8 2 (0.48%) Kamailio
8 2 (0.48%) Time Sharing Option
9 1 (0.24%) Firmware
9 1 (0.24%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.24%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 17 (4.07%) BMC PATROL
2 14 (3.35%) Puppet
3 13 (3.11%) OPNET
3 13 (3.11%) SCOM
4 12 (2.87%) Kibana
4 12 (2.87%) logstash
5 10 (2.39%) Data Guard
6 7 (1.67%) Control-M
7 4 (0.96%) Opsview
7 4 (0.96%) Oracle RMAN
8 3 (0.72%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 3 (0.72%) Oracle ZFS
9 2 (0.48%) Nagios
9 2 (0.48%) OpenView
9 2 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.48%) ServiceCenter
9 2 (0.48%) Simpana
9 2 (0.48%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.24%) HAProxy
10 1 (0.24%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 203 (48.56%) Oracle
2 121 (28.95%) Pega
3 109 (26.08%) Informatica
4 65 (15.55%) webMethods
5 56 (13.40%) VMware
6 39 (9.33%) IBM
7 33 (7.89%) EMC
8 32 (7.66%) Red Hat
9 31 (7.42%) Microsoft
10 27 (6.46%) Cloudera
11 25 (5.98%) BMC
12 18 (4.31%) BEA
13 12 (2.87%) Digital Fuel
14 11 (2.63%) Veritas
15 8 (1.91%) Adobe
16 7 (1.67%) Cognizant
16 7 (1.67%) HP
16 7 (1.67%) ServiceNow
17 6 (1.44%) Cisco
18 5 (1.20%) NetApp
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
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