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 16 January 2017 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unix
England / West Midlands
Rank 47 19 29
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +10
Contract jobs citing Unix 82 176 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.40% 7.50% 5.49%
As % of the Operating Systems category 22.22% 37.77% 24.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 74 76
Median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £277 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £513 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £372
% change year-on-year
- +7.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £13.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.75 £37.50 £30.58
% change year-on-year
-2.00% +22.64%

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
369 466 473
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.32% 19.85% 22.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 195 227
Median daily rate £365 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £117 £155 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 58 89
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.85 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.51% +21.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.73 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.40 £20.00 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 16 January 2017.

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 16 January 2017. 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 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 -6 22 £450 -4.25% 5
Birmingham -20 18 £344 -1.78% 7
Warwickshire +2 17 £375 -6.25% 2
Solihull -4 8 £550 +69.23% 1
Coventry -8 8 £450 +12.50% 7
Worcestershire - 3 £363 -
Kingswinford - 1 £310 -
Unix
England

Unix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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.

1 109 (50.70%) Linux
2 100 (46.51%) Oracle
3 95 (44.19%) SQL
4 80 (37.21%) Java
5 73 (33.95%) Windows
6 40 (18.60%) WebLogic
7 39 (18.14%) Shell Script
8 38 (17.67%) Agile Software Development
9 35 (16.28%) Configuration Management
9 35 (16.28%) webMethods
10 34 (15.81%) PL/SQL
11 32 (14.88%) J2EE
11 32 (14.88%) Git (software)
11 32 (14.88%) Jenkins
12 31 (14.42%) OO
13 29 (13.49%) XML
13 29 (13.49%) Microsoft
14 28 (13.02%) JavaScript
15 27 (12.56%) AIX
16 26 (12.09%) Continuous Integration
16 26 (12.09%) Security Cleared
17 25 (11.63%) HTTP
18 23 (10.70%) TCP/IP
18 23 (10.70%) Waterfall
19 22 (10.23%) IBM
19 22 (10.23%) CSS
19 22 (10.23%) HTML
19 22 (10.23%) Firewall
19 22 (10.23%) Migration
19 22 (10.23%) Relational Database

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 40 (18.60%) WebLogic
2 18 (8.37%) Apache
3 15 (6.98%) JBoss
4 11 (5.12%) Oracle Application Server
5 10 (4.65%) Confluence
5 10 (4.65%) Tomcat
6 9 (4.19%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 8 (3.72%) IIS
7 8 (3.72%) MS Exchange
8 5 (2.33%) Documentum
9 4 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (1.40%) Apache Pig
10 3 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (1.40%) MindAlign
11 2 (0.93%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.93%) CMS
11 2 (0.93%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.93%) SharePoint
11 2 (0.93%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 7 (3.26%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.33%) MS Office
3 1 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.47%) MS Project
3 1 (0.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (3.26%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (2.33%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (2.33%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (1.86%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.40%) GitHub
2 3 (1.40%) IaaS
2 3 (1.40%) IBM PureFlex
2 3 (1.40%) SaaS
3 2 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.93%) PaaS
4 1 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.47%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (0.47%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.47%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.47%) Office 365
4 1 (0.47%) Route 53
4 1 (0.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 25 (11.63%) HTTP
2 23 (10.70%) TCP/IP
3 22 (10.23%) Firewall
4 14 (6.51%) DNS
5 12 (5.58%) SAN
6 11 (5.12%) SSL
6 11 (5.12%) VPN
7 8 (3.72%) Internet
7 8 (3.72%) Intrusion Detection
7 8 (3.72%) LDAP
7 8 (3.72%) Network Security
8 5 (2.33%) S/MIME
8 5 (2.33%) SMTP
8 5 (2.33%) Wireless
9 4 (1.86%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (1.86%) IMAP
9 4 (1.86%) OpenLDAP
9 4 (1.86%) VLAN
10 3 (1.40%) DHCP
10 3 (1.40%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (10.23%) Relational Database
2 20 (9.30%) Oracle Database
3 12 (5.58%) MySQL
3 12 (5.58%) SQL Server
4 11 (5.12%) Oracle Database 10g
4 11 (5.12%) Oracle Database 11g
5 8 (3.72%) IBM InfoSphere
5 8 (3.72%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (3.26%) Big Data
7 6 (2.79%) SQL Server 2005
7 6 (2.79%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (2.33%) BusinessObjects
8 5 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (2.33%) MongoDB
8 5 (2.33%) Oracle BI EE
8 5 (2.33%) Oracle Discoverer
9 4 (1.86%) NoSQL
10 3 (1.40%) Apache Hive
10 3 (1.40%) Hadoop
10 3 (1.40%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 32 (14.88%) Git (software)
1 32 (14.88%) Jenkins
2 14 (6.51%) CA Gen
2 14 (6.51%) ClearCase
2 14 (6.51%) Subversion
3 13 (6.05%) Selenium
4 12 (5.58%) JUnit
5 11 (5.12%) ClearQuest
5 11 (5.12%) Sonatype Nexus
6 10 (4.65%) JIRA
7 8 (3.72%) Apache Ivy
7 8 (3.72%) Eclipse
7 8 (3.72%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (3.72%) Toad
8 7 (3.26%) Cucumber
9 6 (2.79%) Maven
10 5 (2.33%) PVCS
11 4 (1.86%) LoadRunner
11 4 (1.86%) SoapUI
12 3 (1.40%) Capybara
General
1 19 (8.84%) Finance
2 12 (5.58%) Retail
3 5 (2.33%) Banking
4 4 (1.86%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.40%) Local Government
5 3 (1.40%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.93%) Electronics
6 2 (0.93%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.47%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 65 (30.23%) Developer
2 39 (18.14%) Analyst
3 20 (9.30%) Architect
4 13 (6.05%) Test Analyst
5 11 (5.12%) webMethods Developer
6 9 (4.19%) Senior Developer
7 8 (3.72%) PHP Developer
8 7 (3.26%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 7 (3.26%) Java Developer
8 7 (3.26%) Security Analyst
8 7 (3.26%) Support Analyst
8 7 (3.26%) Test Manager
9 6 (2.79%) Administrator
9 6 (2.79%) DBA
9 6 (2.79%) DevOps Engineer
9 6 (2.79%) DevOps Specialist
9 6 (2.79%) Oracle DBA
9 6 (2.79%) Software Engineer
10 5 (2.33%) Consultant
10 5 (2.33%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (14.88%) J2EE
2 29 (13.49%) XML
3 22 (10.23%) CSS
3 22 (10.23%) HTML
4 11 (5.12%) SOAP
4 11 (5.12%) Web Services
5 8 (3.72%) REST
6 7 (3.26%) SAML
7 6 (2.79%) EDIFACT
7 6 (2.79%) XSD
8 5 (2.33%) Middleware
8 5 (2.33%) Node.js
9 4 (1.86%) 802.1X
9 4 (1.86%) React
9 4 (1.86%) RESTful
10 3 (1.40%) AngularJS
10 3 (1.40%) Dropwizard
10 3 (1.40%) LAPP Stack
10 3 (1.40%) Polymer
10 3 (1.40%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 20 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (7.44%) Visualisation
3 14 (6.51%) Data Centre
3 14 (6.51%) Management Information System
4 8 (3.72%) Mainframe
5 7 (3.26%) Computer Science
5 7 (3.26%) DataPower
6 5 (2.33%) Blackberry
6 5 (2.33%) PKI
6 5 (2.33%) Security Operations Centre
7 4 (1.86%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.40%) Fat Client
8 3 (1.40%) Mathematics
8 3 (1.40%) PDA
8 3 (1.40%) Thin Client
9 2 (0.93%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.93%) Embedded Systems
9 2 (0.93%) IVR
9 2 (0.93%) User Experience
10 1 (0.47%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 109 (50.70%) Linux
2 73 (33.95%) Windows
3 27 (12.56%) AIX
4 18 (8.37%) Mac OS X
4 18 (8.37%) Solaris
5 17 (7.91%) Windows Server
6 9 (4.19%) Apple iOS
7 6 (2.79%) HPUX
7 6 (2.79%) SUSE
7 6 (2.79%) Ubuntu
8 3 (1.40%) Debian
8 3 (1.40%) VME
9 2 (0.93%) CentOS
9 2 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.47%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (17.67%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (16.28%) Configuration Management
3 31 (14.42%) OO
4 26 (12.09%) Continuous Integration
5 23 (10.70%) Waterfall
6 22 (10.23%) Migration
7 21 (9.77%) Scrum
8 20 (9.30%) Web Development
9 19 (8.84%) Cybersecurity
9 19 (8.84%) Test Strategy
10 18 (8.37%) RUP
11 17 (7.91%) Mentoring
11 17 (7.91%) Problem Management
11 17 (7.91%) Test Scripting
12 16 (7.44%) DevOps
13 15 (6.98%) Information Security
13 15 (6.98%) ITIL
13 15 (6.98%) OO PHP
13 15 (6.98%) Responsive Web Design
13 15 (6.98%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 95 (44.19%) SQL
2 80 (37.21%) Java
3 39 (18.14%) Shell Script
4 34 (15.81%) PL/SQL
5 28 (13.02%) JavaScript
6 19 (8.84%) Perl
7 17 (7.91%) PHP
8 13 (6.05%) COBOL
9 12 (5.58%) Python
10 7 (3.26%) C
11 4 (1.86%) Bash Shell
11 4 (1.86%) Ruby
11 4 (1.86%) Scala
12 3 (1.40%) C++
13 2 (0.93%) Korn
13 2 (0.93%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.93%) R
14 1 (0.47%) JCL
Qualifications
1 26 (12.09%) Security Cleared
2 18 (8.37%) SC Cleared
3 12 (5.58%) Degree
3 12 (5.58%) ISEB
4 10 (4.65%) ISTQB
4 10 (4.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (3.26%) CCNA
5 7 (3.26%) CCSA
5 7 (3.26%) CEH
5 7 (3.26%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (3.26%) GCFA
5 7 (3.26%) GCIH
5 7 (3.26%) MCP
6 3 (1.40%) OCP
6 3 (1.40%) Oracle Certification
6 3 (1.40%) RHCE
7 2 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.93%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.47%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.40%) QA
1 3 (1.40%) SLA
2 2 (0.93%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.93%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.93%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.47%) GPG13
3 1 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (4.19%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.26%) Sendmail
3 7 (3.26%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (2.33%) VMware ESX
5 4 (1.86%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.86%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (1.40%) Docker
6 3 (1.40%) HDFS
6 3 (1.40%) Terminal Server
7 2 (0.93%) iptables
7 2 (0.93%) OpenSSH
7 2 (0.93%) Postfix
8 1 (0.47%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.47%) Tivoli Directory Server
8 1 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 16 (7.44%) Puppet
2 11 (5.12%) Ansible
2 11 (5.12%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (3.26%) Oracle Identity Management
3 7 (3.26%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 6 (2.79%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 5 (2.33%) BladeLogic
5 5 (2.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 4 (1.86%) BMC PATROL
6 4 (1.86%) Data Guard
6 4 (1.86%) Nexpose
7 3 (1.40%) Control-M
7 3 (1.40%) HP Data Protector
7 3 (1.40%) SCCM
8 2 (0.93%) ArcSight ESM
8 2 (0.93%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.47%) Kibana
9 1 (0.47%) logstash
9 1 (0.47%) Opsview
9 1 (0.47%) QRadar
Vendors
1 100 (46.51%) Oracle
2 35 (16.28%) webMethods
3 29 (13.49%) Microsoft
4 22 (10.23%) IBM
5 20 (9.30%) Informatica
6 19 (8.84%) Pega
7 16 (7.44%) VMware
8 14 (6.51%) HP
9 12 (5.58%) Cisco
10 11 (5.12%) BEA
11 8 (3.72%) ArcSight
11 8 (3.72%) CheckPoint
11 8 (3.72%) Red Hat
12 7 (3.26%) Dell
13 6 (2.79%) BMC
13 6 (2.79%) F5
13 6 (2.79%) Juniper
13 6 (2.79%) SAP
14 5 (2.33%) NetApp
14 5 (2.33%) Proofpoint
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