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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix
Rank 30 61 31
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -30
Contract jobs citing Unix 151 64 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.04% 2.70% 5.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 25.34% 15.57% 23.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 38 65
Median daily rate £425 £339 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.46% +4.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £281 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £458 £462
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 5
Median hourly rate - £26.50 £34.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -23.18%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.75 £39.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-29.74% +12.85%
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
596 411 505
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.87% 17.37% 21.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 229 233
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 £129 £140 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £345 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.34% +11.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 62 74
Median hourly rate £13.50 £15.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.90% +6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.96 £10.46 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.30 £26.50 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 -12 39 £415 -3.48%
Solihull - 34 £410 - 1
Birmingham -17 20 £458 +40.76% 14
Coventry -2 12 £413 +52.77% 5
Warwickshire 0 10 £395 - 1
Worcestershire -1 8 £400 +48.83%
Staffordshire - 3 - - 2
Dudley - 1 £100 -
Kingswinford - 1 £298 -
Unix
England

Unix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 June 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.

1 207 (50.24%) SQL
2 177 (42.96%) Oracle
3 158 (38.35%) Linux
4 136 (33.01%) Agile Software Development
5 134 (32.52%) WebLogic
6 132 (32.04%) Windows
7 125 (30.34%) Java
8 112 (27.18%) Shell Script
9 106 (25.73%) Pega
10 89 (21.60%) Informatica
11 71 (17.23%) Security Cleared
12 69 (16.75%) BusinessObjects
13 67 (16.26%) PL/SQL
13 67 (16.26%) Scrum
14 66 (16.02%) J2EE
15 65 (15.78%) SC Cleared
15 65 (15.78%) Test Strategy
16 60 (14.56%) JIRA
17 59 (14.32%) webMethods
18 57 (13.83%) XML
18 57 (13.83%) Hadoop
19 54 (13.11%) Software Engineering
19 54 (13.11%) VMware
20 48 (11.65%) Pentaho
21 47 (11.41%) Oracle Database
22 46 (11.17%) ClearCase
22 46 (11.17%) SOAP
23 45 (10.92%) Confluence
24 44 (10.68%) Waterfall
24 44 (10.68%) 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 (32.52%) WebLogic
2 45 (10.92%) Confluence
3 41 (9.95%) JBoss
4 36 (8.74%) Apache
5 30 (7.28%) Documentum
6 26 (6.31%) Captiva
7 24 (5.83%) Oracle Application Server
8 17 (4.13%) Tomcat
9 11 (2.67%) WebLogic Portal
9 11 (2.67%) WebSphere
10 10 (2.43%) Apache Pig
11 9 (2.18%) SAS
12 8 (1.94%) Elasticsearch
13 5 (1.21%) MS Exchange
14 3 (0.73%) SharePoint
15 2 (0.49%) WildFly
16 1 (0.24%) IIS
16 1 (0.24%) MQSeries
16 1 (0.24%) nginx
16 1 (0.24%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 13 (3.16%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.18%) MS Office
3 6 (1.46%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.97%) MS Project
5 1 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.24%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 25 (6.07%) Oracle EBS
2 23 (5.58%) Oracle 11i
2 23 (5.58%) Oracle Applications
2 23 (5.58%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.24%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 18 (4.37%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (3.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (2.43%) Cloud Computing
3 10 (2.43%) SaaS
4 9 (2.18%) Amazon EC2
4 9 (2.18%) Google App Engine
4 9 (2.18%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (0.97%) IaaS
5 4 (0.97%) PaaS
6 1 (0.24%) GitHub
6 1 (0.24%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.24%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (4.37%) SSL
2 10 (2.43%) HTTP
2 10 (2.43%) SAN
2 10 (2.43%) TCP/IP
3 9 (2.18%) Firewall
3 9 (2.18%) Internet
4 8 (1.94%) SNMP
5 5 (1.21%) Ethernet
5 5 (1.21%) IPv4
6 4 (0.97%) IMAP
6 4 (0.97%) LAN
6 4 (0.97%) OpenLDAP
6 4 (0.97%) SMTP
7 3 (0.73%) DHCP
7 3 (0.73%) DNS
7 3 (0.73%) Kerberos
7 3 (0.73%) SSH
7 3 (0.73%) TACACS
7 3 (0.73%) WAN
7 3 (0.73%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (16.75%) BusinessObjects
2 57 (13.83%) Hadoop
3 48 (11.65%) Pentaho
4 47 (11.41%) Oracle Database
5 36 (8.74%) Oracle OWB
6 32 (7.77%) Oracle Database 10g
7 29 (7.04%) Big Data
8 25 (6.07%) Oracle Database 11g
9 24 (5.83%) MongoDB
9 24 (5.83%) Oracle Discoverer
10 22 (5.34%) Relational Database
11 20 (4.85%) Oracle Reports
12 19 (4.61%) SQL Server
13 18 (4.37%) RDBMS
14 13 (3.16%) Data Warehouse
15 10 (2.43%) Apache Hive
15 10 (2.43%) Oracle BI EE
15 10 (2.43%) Sqoop
16 6 (1.46%) MySQL
17 5 (1.21%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 60 (14.56%) JIRA
2 46 (11.17%) ClearCase
3 34 (8.25%) ClearQuest
4 27 (6.55%) Eclipse
5 26 (6.31%) Jenkins
6 25 (6.07%) JUnit
6 25 (6.07%) Selenium
7 20 (4.85%) Toad
8 18 (4.37%) Git (software)
8 18 (4.37%) PVCS
9 16 (3.88%) Team Foundation Server
10 13 (3.16%) Oracle Forms
11 12 (2.91%) Ant
11 12 (2.91%) IntelliJ
12 11 (2.67%) Artifactory
12 11 (2.67%) Maven
13 8 (1.94%) Subversion
14 5 (1.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 5 (1.21%) CppUnit
14 5 (1.21%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 24 (5.83%) Finance
2 9 (2.18%) Retail
3 7 (1.70%) Banking
4 5 (1.21%) Billing
4 5 (1.21%) Investment Banking
5 4 (0.97%) Front Office
5 4 (0.97%) Law
6 1 (0.24%) Back Office
6 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.24%) Marketing
6 1 (0.24%) Publishing
6 1 (0.24%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 166 (40.29%) Developer
2 76 (18.45%) Architect
3 42 (10.19%) Analyst
4 35 (8.50%) Java Developer
5 31 (7.52%) Lead Developer
5 31 (7.52%) Software Engineer
6 28 (6.80%) Consultant
6 28 (6.80%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 27 (6.55%) Test Analyst
8 25 (6.07%) DBA
9 23 (5.58%) Technical Architect
10 22 (5.34%) Hadoop Developer
10 22 (5.34%) Oracle DBA
10 22 (5.34%) Pentaho Developer
11 20 (4.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 19 (4.61%) Administrator
12 19 (4.61%) DevOps Engineer
13 18 (4.37%) Java Engineer
13 18 (4.37%) Java Software Engineer
13 18 (4.37%) SC Cleared DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (16.02%) J2EE
2 57 (13.83%) XML
3 46 (11.17%) SOAP
4 44 (10.68%) REST
5 36 (8.74%) Spring
5 36 (8.74%) Web Services
6 34 (8.25%) Hibernate
7 30 (7.28%) HTML
8 27 (6.55%) CSS
9 25 (6.07%) JSON
10 23 (5.58%) J2SE
10 23 (5.58%) Play Framework
11 21 (5.10%) Middleware
12 19 (4.61%) RESTful
13 14 (3.40%) Servlets
14 13 (3.16%) JSP
15 12 (2.91%) EJB
15 12 (2.91%) HTML5
15 12 (2.91%) jQuery
16 11 (2.67%) Apache CXF
Miscellaneous
1 22 (5.34%) DataPower
2 21 (5.10%) Data Integration
3 18 (4.37%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (2.43%) Data Centre
5 6 (1.46%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.21%) Derivative
6 5 (1.21%) Embedded Systems
6 5 (1.21%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.21%) Virtual Team
7 4 (0.97%) CMDB
7 4 (0.97%) Fintech
7 4 (0.97%) PKI
8 3 (0.73%) Equities
8 3 (0.73%) Fixed Income
8 3 (0.73%) HACMP
9 2 (0.49%) Clustering
9 2 (0.49%) Digital Media
9 2 (0.49%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (0.49%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 158 (38.35%) Linux
2 132 (32.04%) Windows
3 23 (5.58%) Solaris
4 22 (5.34%) AIX
5 17 (4.13%) Windows Server
6 10 (2.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (1.94%) CentOS
8 6 (1.46%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.97%) Data ONTAP
10 3 (0.73%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.24%) Android
11 1 (0.24%) HPUX
11 1 (0.24%) MVS
11 1 (0.24%) SUSE
11 1 (0.24%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.24%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.24%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (33.01%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (16.26%) Scrum
3 65 (15.78%) Test Strategy
4 54 (13.11%) Software Engineering
5 44 (10.68%) Waterfall
6 42 (10.19%) RUP
7 41 (9.95%) ITIL
8 39 (9.47%) OO
9 35 (8.50%) Business Intelligence
9 35 (8.50%) Configuration Management
10 31 (7.52%) Open Source
10 31 (7.52%) Service Management
11 30 (7.28%) Data Modelling
12 28 (6.80%) Continuous Integration
12 28 (6.80%) Performance Tuning
13 27 (6.55%) DevOps
14 23 (5.58%) Database Tuning
14 23 (5.58%) Microservices
15 21 (5.10%) Analytics
16 19 (4.61%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 207 (50.24%) SQL
2 125 (30.34%) Java
3 112 (27.18%) Shell Script
4 67 (16.26%) PL/SQL
5 30 (7.28%) Perl
6 24 (5.83%) Scala
7 21 (5.10%) C
8 20 (4.85%) JavaScript
9 18 (4.37%) C++
10 10 (2.43%) VB
11 7 (1.70%) C#
11 7 (1.70%) Haskell
12 6 (1.46%) PHP
13 4 (0.97%) Korn
13 4 (0.97%) Python
14 2 (0.49%) Ruby
15 1 (0.24%) Bash Shell
15 1 (0.24%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 71 (17.23%) Security Cleared
2 65 (15.78%) SC Cleared
3 19 (4.61%) Oracle Certification
4 15 (3.64%) ISEB
5 13 (3.16%) ISTQB
6 10 (2.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 10 (2.43%) OCP
7 7 (1.70%) Degree
7 7 (1.70%) OCPJP
7 7 (1.70%) Sun Certification
8 4 (0.97%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 4 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.73%) CCNA
9 3 (0.73%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.73%) MCSE
10 2 (0.49%) CCDA
10 2 (0.49%) CCDP
10 2 (0.49%) CCIE
10 2 (0.49%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.91%) QA
2 5 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (1.21%) SLA
3 1 (0.24%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 23 (5.58%) Docker
1 23 (5.58%) Oracle RAC
1 23 (5.58%) Virtual Machines
1 23 (5.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (2.43%) Apache Flume
2 10 (2.43%) HDFS
3 8 (1.94%) iptables
3 8 (1.94%) vSphere
4 7 (1.70%) NFS
5 5 (1.21%) Active Directory
5 5 (1.21%) OpenSSH
5 5 (1.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 5 (1.21%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 4 (0.97%) Sendmail
6 4 (0.97%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.49%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 29 (7.04%) Puppet
2 23 (5.58%) Data Guard
3 12 (2.91%) BMC PATROL
4 9 (2.18%) Kibana
4 9 (2.18%) OPNET
4 9 (2.18%) SCOM
5 8 (1.94%) logstash
6 5 (1.21%) Oracle ZFS
7 2 (0.49%) Ansible
7 2 (0.49%) Control-M
7 2 (0.49%) Nagios
7 2 (0.49%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.49%) Opsview
7 2 (0.49%) Simpana
7 2 (0.49%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.49%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.24%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.24%) SCCM
Vendors
1 177 (42.96%) Oracle
2 106 (25.73%) Pega
3 89 (21.60%) Informatica
4 59 (14.32%) webMethods
5 54 (13.11%) VMware
6 33 (8.01%) Red Hat
7 31 (7.52%) EMC
8 30 (7.28%) IBM
9 29 (7.04%) Microsoft
10 27 (6.55%) Cloudera
11 16 (3.88%) BMC
12 15 (3.64%) Adobe
13 11 (2.67%) Veritas
14 10 (2.43%) Google
15 8 (1.94%) Digital Fuel
16 7 (1.70%) NetApp
17 6 (1.46%) ServiceNow
18 5 (1.21%) BEA
18 5 (1.21%) Cognizant
19 4 (0.97%) HP
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