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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix
Rank 36 61 33
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -28
Contract jobs citing Unix 138 59 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.38% 2.46% 4.87%
As % of the Operating Systems category 24.04% 15.28% 23.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 29 59
Median daily rate £435 £400 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.75% +21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £270 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £452
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £386 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.55% +7.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 6
Median hourly rate - £26.50 £36.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -26.69%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.33% +25.00%
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
574 386 501
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 18.22% 16.08% 20.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 320 200 211
Median daily rate £395 £330 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.69% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £142 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £353 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+0.71% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 63 80
Median hourly rate £14.00 £16.60 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.66% +14.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.70 £11.57 £9.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.30 £26.50 £23.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -11 40 £415 -7.77% 5
Solihull - 22 £410 - 1
Birmingham -8 19 £458 +39.69% 9
Coventry -6 13 £400 +48.14% 4
Warwickshire 0 5 £363 -9.37% 5
Staffordshire +4 4 - - 1
Worcestershire 0 3 - - 3
Dudley - 3 £100 -
Kingswinford - 1 £298 -
Unix
England

Unix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 166 (48.68%) SQL
2 151 (44.28%) Oracle
3 147 (43.11%) Linux
4 126 (36.95%) Agile Software Development
5 122 (35.78%) Windows
6 121 (35.48%) Java
7 120 (35.19%) WebLogic
8 94 (27.57%) Shell Script
9 73 (21.41%) Pega
10 63 (18.48%) Security Cleared
11 61 (17.89%) Informatica
12 60 (17.60%) XML
12 60 (17.60%) J2EE
13 58 (17.01%) SC Cleared
14 57 (16.72%) Software Engineering
15 55 (16.13%) JIRA
16 54 (15.84%) BusinessObjects
17 52 (15.25%) PL/SQL
18 49 (14.37%) Oracle Database
19 48 (14.08%) webMethods
19 48 (14.08%) Scrum
20 47 (13.78%) VMware
21 46 (13.49%) Hadoop
22 44 (12.90%) SOAP
23 43 (12.61%) Apache
24 42 (12.32%) REST
25 40 (11.73%) Confluence
25 40 (11.73%) Spring
26 38 (11.14%) Hibernate
26 38 (11.14%) JBoss

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
1 120 (35.19%) WebLogic
2 43 (12.61%) Apache
3 40 (11.73%) Confluence
4 38 (11.14%) JBoss
5 26 (7.62%) Documentum
5 26 (7.62%) Oracle Application Server
6 18 (5.28%) Captiva
7 14 (4.11%) WebSphere
8 12 (3.52%) Apache Pig
8 12 (3.52%) Tomcat
8 12 (3.52%) WebLogic Portal
9 9 (2.64%) SAS
10 8 (2.35%) IIS
11 5 (1.47%) MS Exchange
12 4 (1.17%) Elasticsearch
13 3 (0.88%) SharePoint
14 2 (0.59%) WildFly
15 1 (0.29%) MQSeries
15 1 (0.29%) nginx
15 1 (0.29%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 14 (4.11%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.64%) MS Office
3 6 (1.76%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.17%) MS Project
5 1 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.29%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 25 (7.33%) Oracle EBS
2 23 (6.74%) Oracle 11i
2 23 (6.74%) Oracle Applications
2 23 (6.74%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.29%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 16 (4.69%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (4.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (3.52%) Cloud Computing
3 12 (3.52%) SaaS
4 10 (2.93%) Amazon EC2
4 10 (2.93%) Google App Engine
4 10 (2.93%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (1.17%) IaaS
5 4 (1.17%) PaaS
6 1 (0.29%) GitHub
6 1 (0.29%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 23 (6.74%) SSL
2 15 (4.40%) SAN
3 10 (2.93%) Firewall
3 10 (2.93%) Internet
3 10 (2.93%) SNMP
3 10 (2.93%) TCP/IP
4 9 (2.64%) HTTP
5 7 (2.05%) Ethernet
5 7 (2.05%) IPv4
6 6 (1.76%) LAN
7 4 (1.17%) IMAP
7 4 (1.17%) OpenLDAP
7 4 (1.17%) SMTP
8 3 (0.88%) Kerberos
8 3 (0.88%) TACACS
8 3 (0.88%) WAN
8 3 (0.88%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (0.88%) WLAN
9 2 (0.59%) DNS
9 2 (0.59%) S/MIME
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (15.84%) BusinessObjects
2 49 (14.37%) Oracle Database
3 46 (13.49%) Hadoop
4 34 (9.97%) Pentaho
5 33 (9.68%) Oracle Database 10g
6 28 (8.21%) Oracle OWB
7 27 (7.92%) MongoDB
8 26 (7.62%) Oracle Database 11g
9 25 (7.33%) Big Data
9 25 (7.33%) Relational Database
10 24 (7.04%) Oracle Discoverer
11 23 (6.74%) SQL Server
12 19 (5.57%) RDBMS
13 17 (4.99%) Oracle Reports
14 14 (4.11%) Data Warehouse
15 13 (3.81%) MySQL
16 12 (3.52%) Apache Hive
16 12 (3.52%) Sqoop
17 10 (2.93%) Oracle BI EE
18 5 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 55 (16.13%) JIRA
2 33 (9.68%) Jenkins
3 32 (9.38%) ClearCase
3 32 (9.38%) Selenium
4 30 (8.80%) Eclipse
5 28 (8.21%) JUnit
6 27 (7.92%) ClearQuest
7 26 (7.62%) Git (software)
8 21 (6.16%) Toad
9 15 (4.40%) IntelliJ
10 13 (3.81%) Ant
10 13 (3.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 13 (3.81%) Oracle Forms
11 12 (3.52%) Maven
11 12 (3.52%) PVCS
12 11 (3.23%) Artifactory
12 11 (3.23%) FishEye
12 11 (3.23%) Sonatype Nexus
13 10 (2.93%) GoCD
14 9 (2.64%) Bitbucket
General
1 17 (4.99%) Finance
2 8 (2.35%) Retail
3 5 (1.47%) Billing
4 4 (1.17%) Law
5 3 (0.88%) Marketing
6 2 (0.59%) Banking
7 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.29%) Front Office
7 1 (0.29%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 134 (39.30%) Developer
2 60 (17.60%) Architect
3 40 (11.73%) Java Developer
4 33 (9.68%) Software Engineer
5 32 (9.38%) Analyst
6 28 (8.21%) Lead Developer
7 26 (7.62%) DBA
7 26 (7.62%) Developer/Software Engineer
8 25 (7.33%) DevOps Engineer
9 24 (7.04%) Java Engineer
10 23 (6.74%) Oracle DBA
11 22 (6.45%) Java Software Engineer
12 21 (6.16%) Test Analyst
13 20 (5.87%) Java Software Developer
14 19 (5.57%) Administrator
14 19 (5.57%) Consultant
14 19 (5.57%) Java Scala Software Engineer
14 19 (5.57%) Scala Software Engineer
15 18 (5.28%) SC Cleared DBA
16 17 (4.99%) Java Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (17.60%) J2EE
1 60 (17.60%) XML
2 44 (12.90%) SOAP
3 42 (12.32%) REST
4 40 (11.73%) Spring
5 38 (11.14%) Hibernate
6 35 (10.26%) HTML
7 32 (9.38%) Web Services
8 30 (8.80%) CSS
9 29 (8.50%) JSON
10 27 (7.92%) J2SE
10 27 (7.92%) Play Framework
11 15 (4.40%) EJB
11 15 (4.40%) HTML5
12 14 (4.11%) Middleware
12 14 (4.11%) Servlets
13 13 (3.81%) JSP
14 11 (3.23%) Apache CXF
14 11 (3.23%) jQuery
15 10 (2.93%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 16 (4.69%) DataPower
2 14 (4.11%) Data Integration
3 11 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (3.23%) Data Centre
4 7 (2.05%) Embedded Systems
4 7 (2.05%) Management Information System
5 6 (1.76%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.17%) PKI
7 3 (0.88%) Clustering
7 3 (0.88%) Economics
7 3 (0.88%) Private Cloud
7 3 (0.88%) User Experience
8 2 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.59%) HACMP
9 1 (0.29%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.29%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.29%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.29%) Market Risk
9 1 (0.29%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.29%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 147 (43.11%) Linux
2 122 (35.78%) Windows
3 19 (5.57%) AIX
4 18 (5.28%) Windows Server
5 17 (4.99%) Solaris
6 8 (2.35%) CentOS
6 8 (2.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (1.76%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (1.17%) Data ONTAP
8 4 (1.17%) Mac OS X
9 3 (0.88%) HPUX
9 3 (0.88%) MVS
10 1 (0.29%) Android
10 1 (0.29%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.29%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.29%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (36.95%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (16.72%) Software Engineering
3 48 (14.08%) Scrum
4 35 (10.26%) Test Strategy
5 34 (9.97%) DevOps
5 34 (9.97%) ITIL
5 34 (9.97%) OO
5 34 (9.97%) Open Source
6 33 (9.68%) Waterfall
7 30 (8.80%) Performance Tuning
8 28 (8.21%) RUP
9 27 (7.92%) Microservices
9 27 (7.92%) Service Management
10 25 (7.33%) Configuration Management
11 24 (7.04%) Data Modelling
12 23 (6.74%) Business Intelligence
12 23 (6.74%) Database Tuning
13 22 (6.45%) Continuous Integration
14 20 (5.87%) Analytics
15 18 (5.28%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 166 (48.68%) SQL
2 121 (35.48%) Java
3 94 (27.57%) Shell Script
4 52 (15.25%) PL/SQL
5 27 (7.92%) Scala
6 24 (7.04%) C
7 20 (5.87%) C++
8 17 (4.99%) JavaScript
9 13 (3.81%) Perl
10 10 (2.93%) VB
11 6 (1.76%) C#
11 6 (1.76%) Haskell
12 4 (1.17%) Korn
13 2 (0.59%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.59%) Python
14 1 (0.29%) Groovy
14 1 (0.29%) PHP
14 1 (0.29%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 63 (18.48%) Security Cleared
2 58 (17.01%) SC Cleared
3 19 (5.57%) Oracle Certification
4 11 (3.23%) ISEB
5 10 (2.93%) OCP
6 9 (2.64%) ISTQB
7 8 (2.35%) Degree
8 7 (2.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 7 (2.05%) OCPJP
8 7 (2.05%) Sun Certification
9 4 (1.17%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.88%) A+ Certification
10 3 (0.88%) CCNA
10 3 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.88%) MCSE
11 2 (0.59%) CCDA
11 2 (0.59%) CCDP
11 2 (0.59%) CCIE
11 2 (0.59%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.81%) QA
2 5 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.17%) SLA
4 1 (0.29%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.29%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 27 (7.92%) Docker
2 23 (6.74%) Oracle RAC
2 23 (6.74%) Virtual Machines
3 22 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (3.52%) Apache Flume
4 12 (3.52%) HDFS
5 10 (2.93%) iptables
6 8 (2.35%) vSphere
7 7 (2.05%) OpenSSH
8 6 (1.76%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 4 (1.17%) Active Directory
9 4 (1.17%) Sendmail
9 4 (1.17%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (0.88%) NFS
11 1 (0.29%) Hyper-V
11 1 (0.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 33 (9.68%) Puppet
2 23 (6.74%) Data Guard
3 7 (2.05%) BMC PATROL
4 6 (1.76%) Oracle ZFS
5 5 (1.47%) Kibana
5 5 (1.47%) OPNET
5 5 (1.47%) SCOM
6 4 (1.17%) logstash
7 3 (0.88%) Ansible
7 3 (0.88%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.59%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 2 (0.59%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (0.59%) Simpana
8 2 (0.59%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.59%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.29%) Grafana
9 1 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.29%) Nexpose
9 1 (0.29%) Opsview
9 1 (0.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 151 (44.28%) Oracle
2 73 (21.41%) Pega
3 61 (17.89%) Informatica
4 48 (14.08%) webMethods
5 47 (13.78%) VMware
6 31 (9.09%) Red Hat
7 26 (7.62%) EMC
8 25 (7.33%) Microsoft
9 22 (6.45%) IBM
10 20 (5.87%) Cloudera
11 15 (4.40%) Adobe
12 11 (3.23%) Google
13 10 (2.93%) BMC
14 8 (2.35%) NetApp
14 8 (2.35%) Veritas
15 6 (1.76%) SAP
16 5 (1.47%) Dell
16 5 (1.47%) Dell Compellent
17 4 (1.17%) Atlassian
17 4 (1.17%) Digital Fuel
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