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 1 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 26 42 23
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -19
Contract jobs citing UNIX 144 72 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.56% 3.41% 5.18%
As % of the Operating Systems category 27.12% 18.70% 25.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 36 61
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£330 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £525 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 2 8
Average hourly rate £29.75 £24.63 £28.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.81% -14.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £14.73 £23.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £34.53 £32.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.73 £32.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+3.76% -4.41%
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
531 385 462
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.49% 18.21% 20.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 204 232
Average daily rate £303 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.83% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £160 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 50 48
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.98 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.33% -9.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.75 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £23.00 £31.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 1 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 1 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 1 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 -3 34 £300 -27.27% 14
Warwickshire +19 30 £375 -14.28% 4
Coventry +10 27 £275 -12.69% 4
Shropshire -2 13 £295 - 3
Worcestershire - 2 £350 - 1
Solihull +3 1 - -
Wolverhampton -5 1 - -
Staffordshire - 1 £400 - 3
UNIX
England

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 119 (47.04%) Linux
2 83 (32.81%) Oracle
3 75 (29.64%) Windows
4 67 (26.48%) SQL
5 53 (20.95%) Java
6 52 (20.55%) ITIL
7 49 (19.37%) Red Hat
8 47 (18.58%) Shell Script
9 43 (17.00%) HPUX
10 34 (13.44%) VMware
11 32 (12.65%) SAN
11 32 (12.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 31 (12.25%) Solaris
13 30 (11.86%) AIX
14 29 (11.46%) Perl
14 29 (11.46%) HP
14 29 (11.46%) Finance
15 28 (11.07%) WebSphere
16 27 (10.67%) IBM
17 25 (9.88%) Microsoft
18 24 (9.49%) XML
19 23 (9.09%) SAP
19 23 (9.09%) WebSphere MQ
19 23 (9.09%) Oracle Database
20 22 (8.70%) WebSphere Message Broker
21 21 (8.30%) Migration
21 21 (8.30%) J2EE
22 20 (7.91%) JSP
22 20 (7.91%) JavaScript
23 19 (7.51%) HTML

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 28 (11.07%) WebSphere
2 19 (7.51%) WebLogic
3 14 (5.53%) Apache
4 10 (3.95%) IBM Notes
5 9 (3.56%) Tomcat
5 9 (3.56%) CMS
6 8 (3.16%) SharePoint
7 7 (2.77%) MS Exchange
8 4 (1.58%) CICS
8 4 (1.58%) TPMS
9 3 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (1.19%) Documentum
9 3 (1.19%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.40%) IIS
10 1 (0.40%) SAS
10 1 (0.40%) iPlanet
10 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.40%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.40%) IBM HTTP Server
10 1 (0.40%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 8 (3.16%) MS Office
2 7 (2.77%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.98%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.79%) MS Project
4 2 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.40%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 5 (1.98%) Oracle 11i
1 5 (1.98%) ENOVIA
2 3 (1.19%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (1.19%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.40%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 32 (12.65%) SAN
2 12 (4.74%) Firewall
3 11 (4.35%) IMAP
3 11 (4.35%) TCP/IP
3 11 (4.35%) DNS
3 11 (4.35%) SMTP
4 10 (3.95%) HTTP
5 8 (3.16%) WAN
5 8 (3.16%) LAN
6 7 (2.77%) VoIP
6 7 (2.77%) OSPF
6 7 (2.77%) BGP
6 7 (2.77%) Network Security
7 5 (1.98%) FTP
8 4 (1.58%) ATM
8 4 (1.58%) SSL
9 3 (1.19%) Internet
9 3 (1.19%) LDAP
9 3 (1.19%) Junos
10 2 (0.79%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (9.09%) Oracle Database
2 14 (5.53%) Relational Database
3 12 (4.74%) SQL Server
4 10 (3.95%) RDBMS
5 9 (3.56%) Informix
5 9 (3.56%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (3.16%) MySQL
7 6 (2.37%) Oracle Database 10g
7 6 (2.37%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (1.58%) SAP Data Services
8 4 (1.58%) DB2
9 3 (1.19%) Oracle9i Database
9 3 (1.19%) Oracle OWB
9 3 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.79%) Oracle ODI
10 2 (0.79%) Oracle Database 12c
10 2 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (3.56%) Ant
1 9 (3.56%) Eclipse
1 9 (3.56%) Subversion
1 9 (3.56%) Maven
2 6 (2.37%) ProC
3 5 (1.98%) Oracle Forms
3 5 (1.98%) ClearCase
4 3 (1.19%) Toad
4 3 (1.19%) LoadRunner
4 3 (1.19%) ClearQuest
4 3 (1.19%) JMeter
5 2 (0.79%) Selenium
5 2 (0.79%) Mercurial
5 2 (0.79%) WebDriver
5 2 (0.79%) CA Gen
6 1 (0.40%) PROIV
6 1 (0.40%) Oracle APEX
General
1 29 (11.46%) Finance
2 15 (5.93%) Banking
3 7 (2.77%) Automotive
4 6 (2.37%) Investment Banking
5 5 (1.98%) Front Office
6 2 (0.79%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.79%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.40%) Games
Job Titles
1 48 (18.97%) Analyst
2 41 (16.21%) Developer
3 26 (10.28%) Administrator
4 25 (9.88%) Support Analyst
4 25 (9.88%) Applications Support
5 23 (9.09%) Architect
6 19 (7.51%) Java Developer
7 17 (6.72%) UNIX Administrator
8 15 (5.93%) Applications Support Analyst
9 14 (5.53%) UNIX Support
10 13 (5.14%) 2nd Line Support
11 12 (4.74%) Consultant
11 12 (4.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 11 (4.35%) Systems Administrator
12 11 (4.35%) Web Developer
12 11 (4.35%) Java Web Developer
13 10 (3.95%) Project Manager
14 9 (3.56%) Test Analyst
14 9 (3.56%) Technical Architect
15 8 (3.16%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (9.49%) XML
2 23 (9.09%) WebSphere MQ
3 22 (8.70%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 21 (8.30%) J2EE
5 20 (7.91%) JSP
6 19 (7.51%) HTML
7 16 (6.32%) Middleware
8 15 (5.93%) .NET
9 11 (4.35%) Spring
10 10 (3.95%) jQuery
11 9 (3.56%) REST
11 9 (3.56%) JSTL
11 9 (3.56%) CSS
11 9 (3.56%) XSLT
12 6 (2.37%) Servlets
12 6 (2.37%) Java EE
13 5 (1.98%) SOAP
14 4 (1.58%) ASP.NET
14 4 (1.58%) EJB
14 4 (1.58%) JavaBeans
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.14%) DataPower
2 11 (4.35%) Mainframe
3 9 (3.56%) Computer Science
4 6 (2.37%) Management Information System
5 5 (1.98%) AS400
5 5 (1.98%) Clustering
6 4 (1.58%) CMDB
6 4 (1.58%) Data Extraction
7 3 (1.19%) LPAR
7 3 (1.19%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.19%) Equities
7 3 (1.19%) Web 2.0
8 2 (0.79%) Replication
9 1 (0.40%) Derivative
9 1 (0.40%) Equity Derivative
9 1 (0.40%) PKI
9 1 (0.40%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 119 (47.04%) Linux
2 75 (29.64%) Windows
3 43 (17.00%) HPUX
4 32 (12.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 31 (12.25%) Solaris
6 30 (11.86%) AIX
7 12 (4.74%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (4.35%) zOS
9 9 (3.56%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (2.37%) Windows 7
10 6 (2.37%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (1.98%) Windows NT
12 4 (1.58%) Windows Vista
13 3 (1.19%) MVS
14 1 (0.40%) VME
14 1 (0.40%) SUSE
14 1 (0.40%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (20.55%) ITIL
2 21 (8.30%) Migration
3 14 (5.53%) Root Cause Analysis
4 11 (4.35%) Waterfall
4 11 (4.35%) Project Management
4 11 (4.35%) Incident Management
5 9 (3.56%) Load Balancing
5 9 (3.56%) Performance Tuning
6 8 (3.16%) Test Strategy
6 8 (3.16%) Problem Management
6 8 (3.16%) Test Scripting
6 8 (3.16%) Risk Assessment
6 8 (3.16%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (2.77%) Scrum
7 7 (2.77%) Configuration Management
7 7 (2.77%) Validation
7 7 (2.77%) SOA
7 7 (2.77%) ETL
7 7 (2.77%) ITIL V3
7 7 (2.77%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 67 (26.48%) SQL
2 53 (20.95%) Java
3 47 (18.58%) Shell Script
4 29 (11.46%) Perl
5 20 (7.91%) JavaScript
6 17 (6.72%) C
7 11 (4.35%) VB
7 11 (4.35%) PL/SQL
8 9 (3.56%) C++
9 7 (2.77%) C#
9 7 (2.77%) PowerShell
10 6 (2.37%) VBA
11 5 (1.98%) Python
11 5 (1.98%) Tcl
11 5 (1.98%) PHP
11 5 (1.98%) Korn
12 3 (1.19%) Bash Shell
12 3 (1.19%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.79%) ActionScript
13 2 (0.79%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 17 (6.72%) Security Cleared
2 11 (4.35%) SC Cleared
3 10 (3.95%) Degree
4 7 (2.77%) ISEB
4 7 (2.77%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (2.37%) CCNP
6 5 (1.98%) ISTQB
7 4 (1.58%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (1.19%) Check Point Certification
8 3 (1.19%) CCSA
8 3 (1.19%) ISSAP
8 3 (1.19%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.79%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (0.79%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 2 (0.79%) EnCE
9 2 (0.79%) RHCE
10 1 (0.40%) CCNA
10 1 (0.40%) CCDP
10 1 (0.40%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.98%) SLA
2 2 (0.79%) QA
3 1 (0.40%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 18 (7.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (5.93%) Active Directory
3 11 (4.35%) Sendmail
4 6 (2.37%) Oracle RAC
5 5 (1.98%) Oracle RMAN
6 3 (1.19%) Nmap
6 3 (1.19%) Terminal Server
6 3 (1.19%) NFS
7 1 (0.40%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.40%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.40%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 6 (2.37%) NetBackup
1 6 (2.37%) Data Guard
2 4 (1.58%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.58%) Tivoli
2 4 (1.58%) Control-M
3 3 (1.19%) CA SiteMinder
3 3 (1.19%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (1.19%) Nessus
3 3 (1.19%) EMC NetWorker
3 3 (1.19%) HP Data Protector
3 3 (1.19%) CORE IMPACT
4 1 (0.40%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 83 (32.81%) Oracle
2 49 (19.37%) Red Hat
3 34 (13.44%) VMware
4 29 (11.46%) HP
5 27 (10.67%) IBM
6 25 (9.88%) Microsoft
7 23 (9.09%) SAP
8 16 (6.32%) Sybase
9 13 (5.14%) NetApp
9 13 (5.14%) Lotus
10 10 (3.95%) CheckPoint
11 9 (3.56%) Alterian
12 8 (3.16%) JBoss
12 8 (3.16%) Cisco
13 7 (2.77%) webMethods
14 6 (2.37%) Blue Coat
14 6 (2.37%) Pega
14 6 (2.37%) Juniper
14 6 (2.37%) CA
15 5 (1.98%) Informatica
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