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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 33 26 40
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +14
Contract jobs citing UNIX 117 112 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.84% 5.50% 3.78%
As % of the Operating Systems category 23.49% 25.87% 18.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 67 32
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£400 £375 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +12.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £251 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £500 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 7
Average hourly rate £27.50 £25.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.84% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £21.00 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.45 £27.50 £35.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.34% -17.85%
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
498 433 422
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.62% 21.27% 19.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 212 181
Average daily rate £325 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £141 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 73 60
Average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% -7.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.20 £27.50 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.28%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 21 November 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 -3 31 £413 +3.12% 8
Shropshire +3 28 £409 +9.06% 6
Warwickshire -3 13 £450 +24.13% 3
Coventry -6 12 £413 +10.00% 2
Staffordshire 0 5 £300 +9.09%
Worcestershire - 1 £550 -
Dudley - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Walsall - - - -
UNIX
England

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 133 (51.55%) Linux
2 98 (37.98%) Windows
3 87 (33.72%) SQL
4 84 (32.56%) Oracle
5 71 (27.52%) Java
6 49 (18.99%) Red Hat
7 38 (14.73%) Perl
8 36 (13.95%) HPUX
9 34 (13.18%) Shell Script
9 34 (13.18%) WebSphere
10 33 (12.79%) Finance
10 33 (12.79%) Solaris
10 33 (12.79%) ITIL
11 32 (12.40%) Agile Software Development
12 31 (12.02%) WebLogic
12 31 (12.02%) SAN
13 30 (11.63%) IBM
13 30 (11.63%) Microsoft
13 30 (11.63%) VMware
14 29 (11.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 28 (10.85%) HP
15 28 (10.85%) AIX
16 27 (10.47%) Oracle Database
17 25 (9.69%) J2EE
18 24 (9.30%) webMethods
18 24 (9.30%) WebSphere MQ
18 24 (9.30%) WebSphere Message Broker
19 23 (8.91%) Apache
20 22 (8.53%) Firewall
21 21 (8.14%) Analytical Skills

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 34 (13.18%) WebSphere
2 31 (12.02%) WebLogic
3 23 (8.91%) Apache
4 18 (6.98%) JBoss
5 11 (4.26%) Tomcat
6 7 (2.71%) IBM Notes
6 7 (2.71%) MS Exchange
6 7 (2.71%) Confluence
7 6 (2.33%) SharePoint
8 4 (1.55%) CICS
8 4 (1.55%) TPMS
9 3 (1.16%) WebSphere Application Server
9 3 (1.16%) CMS
10 2 (0.78%) Documentum
10 2 (0.78%) MTS
11 1 (0.39%) IIS
11 1 (0.39%) iPlanet
11 1 (0.39%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.39%) IBM HTTP Server
11 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 12 (4.65%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.94%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.78%) MS Project
3 2 (0.78%) MS Office
4 1 (0.39%) CATIA
4 1 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (2.33%) ENOVIA
2 2 (0.78%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.39%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.39%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Communications & Networking
1 31 (12.02%) SAN
2 22 (8.53%) Firewall
3 16 (6.20%) TCP/IP
4 14 (5.43%) DNS
5 12 (4.65%) SMTP
6 11 (4.26%) IMAP
7 8 (3.10%) OSPF
7 8 (3.10%) BGP
7 8 (3.10%) LAN
7 8 (3.10%) WAN
7 8 (3.10%) NAS
8 7 (2.71%) VoIP
8 7 (2.71%) Network Security
9 6 (2.33%) HTTP
10 5 (1.94%) ATM
11 4 (1.55%) Intrusion Detection
11 4 (1.55%) Internet
12 3 (1.16%) FTP
12 3 (1.16%) VPN
12 3 (1.16%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (10.47%) Oracle Database
2 17 (6.59%) SQL Server
3 11 (4.26%) Relational Database
4 6 (2.33%) MySQL
4 6 (2.33%) RDBMS
4 6 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (1.94%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (1.94%) Oracle Database 10g
5 5 (1.94%) Informix
5 5 (1.94%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (1.55%) DB2
6 4 (1.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.78%) CouchDB
8 2 (0.78%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.78%) DataStage
8 2 (0.78%) Oracle OWB
8 2 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 19 (7.36%) Subversion
2 15 (5.81%) Maven
3 14 (5.43%) Jenkins
4 10 (3.88%) Hudson
5 7 (2.71%) JIRA
6 6 (2.33%) Ant
6 6 (2.33%) Git (software)
7 4 (1.55%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (1.55%) Toad
7 4 (1.55%) Oracle Forms
7 4 (1.55%) ClearCase
8 3 (1.16%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.78%) ProC
9 2 (0.78%) ClearQuest
9 2 (0.78%) Mercurial
10 1 (0.39%) PROIV
10 1 (0.39%) TeamCity
General
1 33 (12.79%) Finance
2 17 (6.59%) Banking
3 7 (2.71%) Automotive
4 6 (2.33%) Retail
5 3 (1.16%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.78%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.78%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.39%) Front Office
7 1 (0.39%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.39%) Legal
7 1 (0.39%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 48 (18.60%) Developer
2 47 (18.22%) Analyst
3 35 (13.57%) Architect
4 24 (9.30%) Support Analyst
5 19 (7.36%) Administrator
6 17 (6.59%) Applications Support
7 16 (6.20%) Infrastructure Architect
8 14 (5.43%) UNIX Administrator
8 14 (5.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 14 (5.43%) Java Developer
9 12 (4.65%) Technical Support
9 12 (4.65%) Consultant
10 11 (4.26%) Web Developer
10 11 (4.26%) Test Analyst
10 11 (4.26%) Applications Support Analyst
10 11 (4.26%) UNIX Support
11 9 (3.49%) Platform Architect
11 9 (3.49%) 2nd Line Support
11 9 (3.49%) Technical Architect
11 9 (3.49%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (9.69%) J2EE
2 24 (9.30%) WebSphere MQ
2 24 (9.30%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 19 (7.36%) XML
4 17 (6.59%) .NET
5 16 (6.20%) Middleware
6 11 (4.26%) HTML
7 10 (3.88%) JSP
8 8 (3.10%) XSLT
8 8 (3.10%) RabbitMQ
9 6 (2.33%) Spring
9 6 (2.33%) CSS
10 5 (1.94%) SAX
10 5 (1.94%) XSD
10 5 (1.94%) Servlets
11 4 (1.55%) ASP.NET
11 4 (1.55%) EJB
11 4 (1.55%) JavaBeans
11 4 (1.55%) jQuery
12 3 (1.16%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 21 (8.14%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (4.26%) DataPower
3 10 (3.88%) Open Source
4 8 (3.10%) Computer Science
4 8 (3.10%) Clustering
5 7 (2.71%) Data Structures
6 5 (1.94%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.94%) FMCG
6 5 (1.94%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.55%) Mobile Banking
7 4 (1.55%) Data Extraction
7 4 (1.55%) Replication
8 3 (1.16%) AS400
9 2 (0.78%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.78%) PKI
9 2 (0.78%) Wiki
9 2 (0.78%) Symmetrix DMX
10 1 (0.39%) Statistics
10 1 (0.39%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 133 (51.55%) Linux
2 98 (37.98%) Windows
3 36 (13.95%) HPUX
4 33 (12.79%) Solaris
5 29 (11.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 28 (10.85%) AIX
7 19 (7.36%) Windows Server 2008
8 18 (6.98%) Windows Server 2012
9 14 (5.43%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 9 (3.49%) zOS
11 8 (3.10%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (1.94%) Mac OS X
12 5 (1.94%) Windows 7
13 4 (1.55%) Windows Vista
14 3 (1.16%) SUSE
15 2 (0.78%) MVS
15 2 (0.78%) Windows NT
16 1 (0.39%) VMS
16 1 (0.39%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (12.79%) ITIL
2 32 (12.40%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (5.81%) Load Balancing
4 14 (5.43%) Waterfall
5 13 (5.04%) Performance Tuning
6 12 (4.65%) Migration
7 10 (3.88%) SOA
7 10 (3.88%) Root Cause Analysis
8 9 (3.49%) DevOps
8 9 (3.49%) Configuration Management
9 8 (3.10%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (3.10%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (3.10%) Web Development
9 8 (3.10%) Logistics
9 8 (3.10%) Unit Testing
9 8 (3.10%) Test Scripting
9 8 (3.10%) Kalman Filter
10 7 (2.71%) Infrastructure Management
10 7 (2.71%) Test Strategy
10 7 (2.71%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 87 (33.72%) SQL
2 71 (27.52%) Java
3 38 (14.73%) Perl
4 34 (13.18%) Shell Script
5 19 (7.36%) PL/SQL
6 15 (5.81%) C
7 12 (4.65%) VB
8 9 (3.49%) JavaScript
8 9 (3.49%) PowerShell
9 8 (3.10%) VBA
9 8 (3.10%) Python
10 6 (2.33%) Korn
11 5 (1.94%) Tcl
12 4 (1.55%) Ruby
12 4 (1.55%) PHP
12 4 (1.55%) C#
13 2 (0.78%) C++
13 2 (0.78%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.78%) ActionScript
13 2 (0.78%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 21 (8.14%) Security Cleared
2 14 (5.43%) SC Cleared
3 12 (4.65%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (4.26%) CCNP
5 10 (3.88%) Degree
6 6 (2.33%) CCNA
7 5 (1.94%) ISEB
7 5 (1.94%) ISTQB
8 4 (1.55%) MCITP
8 4 (1.55%) CCDP
8 4 (1.55%) MCSE
8 4 (1.55%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (1.16%) OCP
9 3 (1.16%) Oracle Certification
9 3 (1.16%) Check Point Certification
9 3 (1.16%) ISSAP
9 3 (1.16%) CCSA
10 2 (0.78%) ISEB Practitioner
10 2 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.78%) EnCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.16%) SLA
3 1 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.39%) QA
System Software
1 18 (6.98%) Active Directory
2 12 (4.65%) Sendmail
2 12 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.71%) Squid
4 6 (2.33%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (1.55%) NFS
6 3 (1.16%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (0.78%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 2 (0.78%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.39%) PowerHA
8 1 (0.39%) RHEV
8 1 (0.39%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.39%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 12 (4.65%) Puppet
2 8 (3.10%) NetBackup
3 5 (1.94%) Data Guard
4 2 (0.78%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (0.39%) Nessus
5 1 (0.39%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.39%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.39%) Netcool
5 1 (0.39%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.39%) Ansible
Vendors
1 84 (32.56%) Oracle
2 49 (18.99%) Red Hat
3 30 (11.63%) VMware
3 30 (11.63%) IBM
3 30 (11.63%) Microsoft
4 28 (10.85%) HP
5 24 (9.30%) webMethods
6 16 (6.20%) Cisco
7 15 (5.81%) SAP
8 11 (4.26%) BEA
9 10 (3.88%) Lotus
10 8 (3.10%) CheckPoint
11 7 (2.71%) Sybase
12 6 (2.33%) Sun
12 6 (2.33%) Juniper
12 6 (2.33%) Pega
13 5 (1.94%) Blue Coat
13 5 (1.94%) Software AG
13 5 (1.94%) RedPrairie
14 4 (1.55%) Business Objects
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Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
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Global Technology Solutions Ltd
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QUANTICA
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Telford
Pertemps ERP
Rate: £375.00 - 425.00 per day all inclusive
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Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
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