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 4 May 2015 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 42 36 46
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +10
Contract jobs citing UNIX 96 114 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.57% 4.85% 3.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.75% 24.31% 15.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 72 29
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£340 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £239 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £470 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 8
Average hourly rate £26.00 £27.75 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.30% -25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £29.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+12.06% -3.33%
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
512 469 351
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.06% 19.96% 20.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 230 138
Average daily rate £325 £291 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.68% +5.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £169 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 65 52
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £30.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.88 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.15% -0.78%

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 4 May 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing UNIX within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 4 May 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -12 29 £325 -10.34% 5
Shropshire +3 24 £425 +32.70%
Coventry +1 11 £318 -9.92% 3
Warwickshire -3 8 £356 +29.54% 5
Wolverhampton +3 5 £310 -3.12%
Herefordshire -7 3 £300 -
Staffordshire - 2 £270 - 1
UNIX
England

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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.

1 100 (46.73%) Linux
2 95 (44.39%) Oracle
3 70 (32.71%) Java
4 69 (32.24%) Windows
5 68 (31.78%) SQL
6 47 (21.96%) WebLogic
7 44 (20.56%) Shell Script
8 40 (18.69%) J2EE
9 38 (17.76%) webMethods
9 38 (17.76%) Agile Software Development
10 36 (16.82%) Solaris
11 35 (16.36%) PL/SQL
12 34 (15.89%) Perl
13 32 (14.95%) Subversion
14 31 (14.49%) AIX
14 31 (14.49%) Red Hat
15 30 (14.02%) Oracle Database
16 29 (13.55%) Pega
17 28 (13.08%) Firewall
18 27 (12.62%) Finance
18 27 (12.62%) Cisco
19 25 (11.68%) BEA
19 25 (11.68%) ITIL
20 24 (11.21%) Business Intelligence
20 24 (11.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 24 (11.21%) Jenkins
21 23 (10.75%) Test Strategy
21 23 (10.75%) Puppet
22 22 (10.28%) Waterfall
22 22 (10.28%) Apache

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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 47 (21.96%) WebLogic
2 22 (10.28%) Apache
3 21 (9.81%) JBoss
4 14 (6.54%) Tomcat
5 12 (5.61%) Confluence
6 7 (3.27%) WebSphere
7 6 (2.80%) Oracle Workflow
7 6 (2.80%) SAS
7 6 (2.80%) Documentum
7 6 (2.80%) Oracle Self-Service HR
8 5 (2.34%) MS Exchange
9 3 (1.40%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.93%) CMS
10 2 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.93%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.47%) Node.js
11 1 (0.47%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (2.80%) MS Office
2 5 (2.34%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.93%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (3.27%) Oracle Applications
2 6 (2.80%) Oracle HRMS
2 6 (2.80%) Oracle General Ledger
2 6 (2.80%) Oracle TCA
3 2 (0.93%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.47%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.47%) Magento
4 1 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.93%) PaaS
2 1 (0.47%) Office 365
2 1 (0.47%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 28 (13.08%) Firewall
2 17 (7.94%) SAN
2 17 (7.94%) TCP/IP
3 15 (7.01%) DNS
4 14 (6.54%) OSPF
4 14 (6.54%) BGP
5 8 (3.74%) NAS
6 7 (3.27%) Structured Cabling
6 7 (3.27%) Multicast
7 6 (2.80%) VPN
8 5 (2.34%) Network Security
9 4 (1.87%) Internet
9 4 (1.87%) HTTP
10 3 (1.40%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (1.40%) Intrusion Detection
10 3 (1.40%) FTP
10 3 (1.40%) WAN
10 3 (1.40%) LAN
11 2 (0.93%) MPLS
11 2 (0.93%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (14.02%) Oracle Database
2 20 (9.35%) SQL Server
3 12 (5.61%) Oracle Reports
4 8 (3.74%) Oracle Database 11g
5 7 (3.27%) Relational Database
5 7 (3.27%) MySQL
6 6 (2.80%) Oracle Discoverer
6 6 (2.80%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 6 (2.80%) SAS Enterprise Miner
6 6 (2.80%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 6 (2.80%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 5 (2.34%) RDBMS
8 4 (1.87%) DB2
8 4 (1.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (1.40%) DTS
10 2 (0.93%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.93%) Oracle9i Database
10 2 (0.93%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.93%) Cognos Report Studio
10 2 (0.93%) Cognos Framework Manager
Development Applications
1 32 (14.95%) Subversion
2 24 (11.21%) Jenkins
3 17 (7.94%) Hudson
3 17 (7.94%) Maven
4 13 (6.07%) Git (software)
4 13 (6.07%) JIRA
5 6 (2.80%) Oracle Forms
6 5 (2.34%) TeamCity
6 5 (2.34%) ClearCase
7 4 (1.87%) Ant
7 4 (1.87%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (1.87%) TortoiseSVN
8 2 (0.93%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.93%) Toad
8 2 (0.93%) CA Gen
9 1 (0.47%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.47%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.47%) CruiseControl
General
1 27 (12.62%) Finance
2 11 (5.14%) Banking
3 9 (4.21%) Retail
4 8 (3.74%) Marketing
5 6 (2.80%) General Ledger
6 3 (1.40%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.40%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.47%) Local Government
8 1 (0.47%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.47%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.47%) Billing
8 1 (0.47%) Games
8 1 (0.47%) Electronics
8 1 (0.47%) Law
8 1 (0.47%) Legal
8 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.47%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 62 (28.97%) Developer
2 45 (21.03%) Architect
3 24 (11.21%) Infrastructure Architect
4 15 (7.01%) Platform Architect
4 15 (7.01%) Administrator
5 14 (6.54%) Consultant
5 14 (6.54%) webMethods Developer
6 13 (6.07%) Systems Administrator
6 13 (6.07%) Analyst
7 11 (5.14%) Project Manager
8 10 (4.67%) Technical Architect
8 10 (4.67%) Web Developer
8 10 (4.67%) UNIX Administrator
9 8 (3.74%) UNIX Systems Administrator
10 7 (3.27%) Technical Manager
10 7 (3.27%) Technical Project Manager
11 6 (2.80%) Senior Developer
11 6 (2.80%) Support Analyst
11 6 (2.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 6 (2.80%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (18.69%) J2EE
2 12 (5.61%) SAX
3 11 (5.14%) RabbitMQ
3 11 (5.14%) .NET
4 10 (4.67%) XML
5 9 (4.21%) HTML
6 7 (3.27%) CSS
7 6 (2.80%) Spring
8 5 (2.34%) Middleware
9 4 (1.87%) WebSphere MQ
9 4 (1.87%) jQuery
9 4 (1.87%) WebSphere Message Broker
10 3 (1.40%) JSP
10 3 (1.40%) XSLT
11 2 (0.93%) ASP.NET
11 2 (0.93%) SOAP
11 2 (0.93%) Web Services
11 2 (0.93%) ActiveMQ
11 2 (0.93%) JSTL
11 2 (0.93%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.41%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (7.94%) Open Source
3 10 (4.67%) Data Extraction
4 6 (2.80%) Clustering
4 6 (2.80%) Data Integration
5 5 (2.34%) Visualisation
6 4 (1.87%) Wiki
7 3 (1.40%) HP Superdome
7 3 (1.40%) Celerra
7 3 (1.40%) Statistics
7 3 (1.40%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.93%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.93%) FMCG
8 2 (0.93%) Symmetrix DMX
8 2 (0.93%) DataPower
8 2 (0.93%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.93%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (0.47%) CMDB
9 1 (0.47%) AS400
9 1 (0.47%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 100 (46.73%) Linux
2 69 (32.24%) Windows
3 36 (16.82%) Solaris
4 31 (14.49%) AIX
5 24 (11.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 18 (8.41%) HPUX
7 14 (6.54%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (5.14%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 10 (4.67%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (4.21%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (3.74%) Windows XP
12 4 (1.87%) Mac OS X
12 4 (1.87%) zOS
12 4 (1.87%) Windows NT
12 4 (1.87%) Windows 2000 Server
13 3 (1.40%) VMS
13 3 (1.40%) SUSE
14 1 (0.47%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.47%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.47%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (17.76%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (11.68%) ITIL
3 24 (11.21%) Business Intelligence
4 23 (10.75%) Test Strategy
5 22 (10.28%) Waterfall
6 21 (9.81%) Data Modelling
7 19 (8.88%) RUP
8 18 (8.41%) Configuration Management
9 16 (7.48%) Mentoring
10 15 (7.01%) ETL
11 14 (6.54%) Infrastructure Management
11 14 (6.54%) DevOps
12 13 (6.07%) Migration
13 11 (5.14%) Load Balancing
14 10 (4.67%) Workflow
15 9 (4.21%) ITIL V3
15 9 (4.21%) Problem Management
15 9 (4.21%) PRINCE2
15 9 (4.21%) Stakeholder Management
15 9 (4.21%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 70 (32.71%) Java
2 68 (31.78%) SQL
3 44 (20.56%) Shell Script
4 35 (16.36%) PL/SQL
5 34 (15.89%) Perl
6 13 (6.07%) JavaScript
7 7 (3.27%) C
7 7 (3.27%) VB
8 5 (2.34%) PowerShell
9 4 (1.87%) PHP
10 3 (1.40%) Ruby
10 3 (1.40%) Korn
10 3 (1.40%) Python
10 3 (1.40%) Tcl
11 2 (0.93%) VBA
12 1 (0.47%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.47%) XPath
12 1 (0.47%) C#
12 1 (0.47%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 20 (9.35%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (7.94%) CCNA
3 9 (4.21%) CCNP
4 8 (3.74%) Security Cleared
5 6 (2.80%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (2.34%) Degree
6 5 (2.34%) CCDP
6 5 (2.34%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (2.34%) PMP
6 5 (2.34%) PMI Certification
7 4 (1.87%) IBM Certification
8 3 (1.40%) SC Cleared
8 3 (1.40%) BC Cleared
8 3 (1.40%) MCITP
8 3 (1.40%) CCIE
8 3 (1.40%) CCDA
9 2 (0.93%) CCSA
9 2 (0.93%) Check Point Certification
9 2 (0.93%) MCSE
9 2 (0.93%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.87%) QA
2 2 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (0.93%) SLA
3 1 (0.47%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 13 (6.07%) Active Directory
2 11 (5.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (3.74%) Squid
4 6 (2.80%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 4 (1.87%) vCloud
6 2 (0.93%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (0.93%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.47%) KVM
7 1 (0.47%) PowerHA
7 1 (0.47%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 23 (10.75%) Puppet
2 5 (2.34%) NetBackup
3 3 (1.40%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (0.47%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (0.47%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.47%) Ansible
4 1 (0.47%) SCCM
4 1 (0.47%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.47%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (0.47%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.47%) Control-M
Vendors
1 95 (44.39%) Oracle
2 38 (17.76%) webMethods
3 31 (14.49%) Red Hat
4 29 (13.55%) Pega
5 27 (12.62%) Cisco
6 25 (11.68%) BEA
7 21 (9.81%) VMware
8 18 (8.41%) Informatica
9 16 (7.48%) Microsoft
10 13 (6.07%) CheckPoint
11 12 (5.61%) HP
12 11 (5.14%) IBM
13 10 (4.67%) Ab Initio
13 10 (4.67%) Netezza
13 10 (4.67%) F5
14 7 (3.27%) Business Objects
14 7 (3.27%) Juniper
15 6 (2.80%) Veritas
15 6 (2.80%) Blue Coat
16 5 (2.34%) LANDesk
Coventry
NFP Group Ltd
Rate: £325 - £375 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 25 days ago