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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 27 50 31
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -19
Contract jobs citing UNIX 141 68 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.48% 3.22% 4.64%
As % of the Operating Systems category 26.45% 17.62% 23.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 39 60
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£350 £375 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +16.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £258 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £503 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 3 6
Average hourly rate £29.75 £23.50 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.59% -22.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.10 £14.50 £25.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £34.30 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £29.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+7.75% -14.70%
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
533 386 444
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.73% 18.29% 19.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 200 226
Average daily rate £303 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.83% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £159 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 60 42
Average hourly rate £17.50 £13.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.62% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.77 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.16 £23.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014. 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 0 36 £300 -23.80% 5
Warwickshire +18 33 £384 +9.71% 4
Coventry +12 25 £263 -13.93% 3
Shropshire -1 13 £325 -13.33% 5
Worcestershire - 2 £350 -
Solihull +8 1 - - 2
Wolverhampton -7 1 - -
Staffordshire - - - - 2
UNIX
England

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

1 120 (47.24%) Linux
2 85 (33.46%) Oracle
3 77 (30.31%) SQL
4 76 (29.92%) Windows
5 56 (22.05%) Java
6 51 (20.08%) ITIL
6 51 (20.08%) Red Hat
7 48 (18.90%) Shell Script
8 43 (16.93%) HPUX
9 33 (12.99%) VMware
9 33 (12.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 31 (12.20%) WebSphere
10 31 (12.20%) SAN
11 30 (11.81%) IBM
11 30 (11.81%) Solaris
12 28 (11.02%) Finance
13 27 (10.63%) HP
14 26 (10.24%) Microsoft
14 26 (10.24%) Perl
15 25 (9.84%) AIX
15 25 (9.84%) WebSphere MQ
16 24 (9.45%) WebSphere Message Broker
17 23 (9.06%) Oracle Database
18 22 (8.66%) WebLogic
19 21 (8.27%) XML
20 20 (7.87%) SAP
20 20 (7.87%) J2EE
21 19 (7.48%) Agile Software Development
22 17 (6.69%) C
22 17 (6.69%) Security Cleared

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 31 (12.20%) WebSphere
2 22 (8.66%) WebLogic
3 13 (5.12%) Apache
4 10 (3.94%) IBM Notes
5 7 (2.76%) Tomcat
5 7 (2.76%) CMS
6 5 (1.97%) Documentum
7 4 (1.57%) TPMS
7 4 (1.57%) CICS
7 4 (1.57%) SharePoint
8 3 (1.18%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (1.18%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.39%) IIS
9 1 (0.39%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.39%) IBM HTTP Server
9 1 (0.39%) iPlanet
9 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.39%) Lync
9 1 (0.39%) Adobe CQ
9 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 9 (3.54%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.15%) MS Office
3 5 (1.97%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.79%) MS Project
5 1 (0.39%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 6 (2.36%) ENOVIA
2 5 (1.97%) Oracle 11i
3 3 (1.18%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (1.18%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.39%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 31 (12.20%) SAN
2 14 (5.51%) TCP/IP
3 12 (4.72%) Firewall
3 12 (4.72%) SMTP
4 11 (4.33%) DNS
4 11 (4.33%) IMAP
5 10 (3.94%) HTTP
6 9 (3.54%) WAN
6 9 (3.54%) LAN
7 8 (3.15%) BGP
7 8 (3.15%) OSPF
8 7 (2.76%) VoIP
8 7 (2.76%) Network Security
9 5 (1.97%) FTP
10 4 (1.57%) Internet
10 4 (1.57%) ATM
10 4 (1.57%) SSL
11 3 (1.18%) LDAP
11 3 (1.18%) Junos
12 2 (0.79%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (9.06%) Oracle Database
2 13 (5.12%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.12%) Relational Database
3 9 (3.54%) RDBMS
3 9 (3.54%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (2.76%) Informix
5 6 (2.36%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (2.36%) Oracle Database 10g
5 6 (2.36%) MySQL
6 4 (1.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (1.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (1.57%) SAP Data Services
6 4 (1.57%) DB2
7 3 (1.18%) Oracle9i Database
7 3 (1.18%) Oracle OWB
7 3 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.79%) Big Data
8 2 (0.79%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 8 (3.15%) Subversion
2 7 (2.76%) Ant
2 7 (2.76%) Eclipse
2 7 (2.76%) Maven
3 5 (1.97%) ClearCase
3 5 (1.97%) Oracle Forms
3 5 (1.97%) ProC
4 4 (1.57%) Toad
5 3 (1.18%) LoadRunner
5 3 (1.18%) JMeter
5 3 (1.18%) ClearQuest
6 2 (0.79%) Selenium
6 2 (0.79%) Mercurial
6 2 (0.79%) WebDriver
6 2 (0.79%) CA Gen
7 1 (0.39%) PROIV
7 1 (0.39%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.39%) Oracle APEX
General
1 28 (11.02%) Finance
2 16 (6.30%) Banking
3 8 (3.15%) Automotive
4 6 (2.36%) Investment Banking
5 5 (1.97%) Front Office
6 2 (0.79%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.79%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.39%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 51 (20.08%) Analyst
2 43 (16.93%) Developer
3 25 (9.84%) Administrator
3 25 (9.84%) Support Analyst
4 24 (9.45%) Applications Support
5 23 (9.06%) Architect
6 18 (7.09%) Java Developer
7 17 (6.69%) UNIX Administrator
8 15 (5.91%) Applications Support Analyst
9 13 (5.12%) 2nd Line Support
9 13 (5.12%) UNIX Support
10 12 (4.72%) Java Web Developer
10 12 (4.72%) Test Analyst
10 12 (4.72%) Web Developer
10 12 (4.72%) Consultant
10 12 (4.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 11 (4.33%) Systems Administrator
12 10 (3.94%) DBA
13 9 (3.54%) Technical Architect
14 8 (3.15%) WebSphere Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (9.84%) WebSphere MQ
2 24 (9.45%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 21 (8.27%) XML
4 20 (7.87%) J2EE
5 16 (6.30%) JSP
5 16 (6.30%) Middleware
6 15 (5.91%) HTML
7 13 (5.12%) .NET
8 9 (3.54%) Spring
9 8 (3.15%) jQuery
9 8 (3.15%) CSS
10 7 (2.76%) XSLT
10 7 (2.76%) REST
10 7 (2.76%) JSTL
11 6 (2.36%) Servlets
12 5 (1.97%) SOAP
12 5 (1.97%) Java EE
13 4 (1.57%) FIX Protocol
13 4 (1.57%) JavaBeans
13 4 (1.57%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 15 (5.91%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (5.12%) DataPower
3 10 (3.94%) Mainframe
4 9 (3.54%) Computer Science
5 6 (2.36%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.97%) Clustering
6 5 (1.97%) AS400
7 4 (1.57%) CMDB
7 4 (1.57%) Data Extraction
8 3 (1.18%) Equities
8 3 (1.18%) Replication
8 3 (1.18%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.18%) LPAR
9 1 (0.39%) Open Source
9 1 (0.39%) Derivative
9 1 (0.39%) Equity Derivative
9 1 (0.39%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 120 (47.24%) Linux
2 76 (29.92%) Windows
3 43 (16.93%) HPUX
4 33 (12.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 30 (11.81%) Solaris
6 25 (9.84%) AIX
7 11 (4.33%) zOS
8 10 (3.94%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (3.94%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (3.54%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (2.76%) Windows 7
11 5 (1.97%) Windows NT
12 4 (1.57%) Windows Vista
13 3 (1.18%) MVS
14 1 (0.39%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.39%) SUSE
14 1 (0.39%) CentOS
14 1 (0.39%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (20.08%) ITIL
2 19 (7.48%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (6.30%) Migration
4 13 (5.12%) Waterfall
4 13 (5.12%) Root Cause Analysis
5 11 (4.33%) Incident Management
6 9 (3.54%) Test Scripting
6 9 (3.54%) Performance Tuning
6 9 (3.54%) Load Balancing
7 8 (3.15%) Problem Management
7 8 (3.15%) Test Strategy
7 8 (3.15%) Unit Testing
7 8 (3.15%) Disaster Recovery
7 8 (3.15%) Validation
7 8 (3.15%) Risk Assessment
8 7 (2.76%) ETL
8 7 (2.76%) SOA
8 7 (2.76%) Scrum
8 7 (2.76%) Project Management
8 7 (2.76%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 77 (30.31%) SQL
2 56 (22.05%) Java
3 48 (18.90%) Shell Script
4 26 (10.24%) Perl
5 17 (6.69%) C
6 15 (5.91%) JavaScript
7 14 (5.51%) PL/SQL
7 14 (5.51%) VB
8 9 (3.54%) PowerShell
9 8 (3.15%) C++
10 7 (2.76%) C#
10 7 (2.76%) VBA
11 6 (2.36%) Python
12 5 (1.97%) Tcl
12 5 (1.97%) Korn
13 3 (1.18%) VB.NET
13 3 (1.18%) COBOL
13 3 (1.18%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.79%) ActionScript 2.0
14 2 (0.79%) PHP
Qualifications
1 17 (6.69%) Security Cleared
2 13 (5.12%) SC Cleared
3 10 (3.94%) Degree
4 8 (3.15%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (2.76%) ISEB
5 7 (2.76%) CCNP
6 6 (2.36%) ISTQB
7 5 (1.97%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (1.18%) CCSA
8 3 (1.18%) Check Point Certification
8 3 (1.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (1.18%) ISSAP
9 2 (0.79%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (0.79%) EnCE
9 2 (0.79%) RHCE
9 2 (0.79%) CCNA
10 1 (0.39%) CCIE
10 1 (0.39%) OCP
10 1 (0.39%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.39%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.97%) SLA
2 2 (0.79%) QA
3 1 (0.39%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 17 (6.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (4.72%) Sendmail
3 11 (4.33%) Active Directory
4 7 (2.76%) Oracle RAC
5 6 (2.36%) Oracle RMAN
6 4 (1.57%) NFS
7 3 (1.18%) Terminal Server
7 3 (1.18%) Nmap
8 1 (0.39%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.39%) RHEV
8 1 (0.39%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.39%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 8 (3.15%) NetBackup
2 6 (2.36%) Data Guard
3 4 (1.57%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (1.57%) Tivoli
4 3 (1.18%) CA SiteMinder
4 3 (1.18%) CORE IMPACT
4 3 (1.18%) HP Data Protector
4 3 (1.18%) EMC NetWorker
4 3 (1.18%) Nessus
5 1 (0.39%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.39%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 85 (33.46%) Oracle
2 51 (20.08%) Red Hat
3 33 (12.99%) VMware
4 30 (11.81%) IBM
5 27 (10.63%) HP
6 26 (10.24%) Microsoft
7 20 (7.87%) SAP
8 14 (5.51%) Sybase
9 13 (5.12%) Lotus
9 13 (5.12%) NetApp
10 10 (3.94%) CheckPoint
11 9 (3.54%) JBoss
11 9 (3.54%) Cisco
12 7 (2.76%) webMethods
12 7 (2.76%) Alterian
13 6 (2.36%) Blue Coat
13 6 (2.36%) Pega
13 6 (2.36%) Juniper
13 6 (2.36%) CA
14 5 (1.97%) Informatica
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Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, Warwickshire
PwC Careers in the UK
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Bentley Whitaker
Rate: From £350 to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Roc Search
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Posted: 6 days ago
Telford
Jumar Solutions
Rate: Excellent
Posted: 19 days ago
Telford
Jumar Solutions
Rate: Excellent
Posted: 20 days ago
Birmingham
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £20 per hour
Posted: 24 days ago