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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix
Rank 41 51 26
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -25
Contract jobs citing Unix 130 77 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.99% 3.09% 5.19%
As % of the Operating Systems category 24.25% 20.53% 25.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 33 72
Median daily rate £430 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £326 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £473 £496
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £420 £375
% change year-on-year
-5.95% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 12
Median hourly rate - - £28.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £31.25
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +20.00%
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
536 375 528
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.47% 15.04% 20.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 173 234
Median daily rate £370 £335 £303
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.44% +10.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £160 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 54 81
Median hourly rate £14.75 £15.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.25 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £21.00 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 -10 44 £415 -2.35% 4
Birmingham +4 23 £440 +17.33% 8
Coventry +2 18 £425 -39.28% 7
Warwickshire -3 6 £369 +1.02% 4
Worcestershire -1 5 £350 +40.00%
Solihull 0 3 - - 2
Staffordshire -2 3 - - 2
Herefordshire -3 2 £450 +28.57%
Dudley - 2 - -
Unix
England

Unix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 145 (52.16%) Linux
2 123 (44.24%) SQL
3 120 (43.17%) Oracle
4 107 (38.49%) Java
5 104 (37.41%) Windows
6 94 (33.81%) Agile Software Development
7 87 (31.29%) WebLogic
8 72 (25.90%) Shell Script
9 56 (20.14%) J2EE
9 56 (20.14%) Security Cleared
10 51 (18.35%) SC Cleared
11 50 (17.99%) XML
12 45 (16.19%) Software Engineering
13 41 (14.75%) PL/SQL
14 40 (14.39%) Pega
15 38 (13.67%) webMethods
16 36 (12.95%) Oracle Database
17 34 (12.23%) HTML
17 34 (12.23%) Jenkins
18 33 (11.87%) Performance Tuning
18 33 (11.87%) VMware
18 33 (11.87%) Open Source
19 32 (11.51%) Apache
19 32 (11.51%) DevOps
20 31 (11.15%) Microsoft
20 31 (11.15%) Puppet
20 31 (11.15%) Spring
21 30 (10.79%) Git (software)
21 30 (10.79%) Scrum
21 30 (10.79%) OO

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 87 (31.29%) WebLogic
2 32 (11.51%) Apache
3 26 (9.35%) JBoss
3 26 (9.35%) Oracle Application Server
4 19 (6.83%) Confluence
5 16 (5.76%) Documentum
6 12 (4.32%) MS Exchange
6 12 (4.32%) WebLogic Portal
7 11 (3.96%) Tomcat
8 9 (3.24%) Apache Pig
8 9 (3.24%) Captiva
9 8 (2.88%) IIS
9 8 (2.88%) SAS
10 7 (2.52%) WebSphere
11 4 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2010
12 2 (0.72%) Apache Spark
12 2 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2007
12 2 (0.72%) MindAlign
12 2 (0.72%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 2 (0.72%) WildFly
Applications
1 15 (5.40%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.88%) MS Office
3 6 (2.16%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.72%) MS Project
5 1 (0.36%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.36%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 24 (8.63%) Oracle EBS
2 23 (8.27%) Oracle 11i
2 23 (8.27%) Oracle Applications
2 23 (8.27%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 20 (7.19%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (5.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (4.68%) SaaS
4 12 (4.32%) Cloud Computing
5 11 (3.96%) Amazon EC2
6 10 (3.60%) Google App Engine
6 10 (3.60%) Google Cloud Platform
7 6 (2.16%) IaaS
7 6 (2.16%) PaaS
8 1 (0.36%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.36%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.36%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.36%) GitHub
8 1 (0.36%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.36%) Route 53
8 1 (0.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 19 (6.83%) Firewall
1 19 (6.83%) SSL
2 14 (5.04%) SAN
3 11 (3.96%) HTTP
3 11 (3.96%) SNMP
3 11 (3.96%) TCP/IP
4 10 (3.60%) Internet
5 8 (2.88%) Ethernet
5 8 (2.88%) IPv4
6 7 (2.52%) IMAP
6 7 (2.52%) LAN
6 7 (2.52%) OpenLDAP
6 7 (2.52%) SMTP
7 6 (2.16%) DNS
8 5 (1.80%) NAS
8 5 (1.80%) Network Security
8 5 (1.80%) VLAN
9 4 (1.44%) S/MIME
9 4 (1.44%) WAN
9 4 (1.44%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (12.95%) Oracle Database
2 28 (10.07%) Oracle Database 10g
3 25 (8.99%) Oracle Database 11g
4 24 (8.63%) Oracle Discoverer
5 22 (7.91%) MongoDB
5 22 (7.91%) SQL Server
6 20 (7.19%) Relational Database
7 17 (6.12%) BusinessObjects
8 16 (5.76%) MySQL
9 14 (5.04%) Hadoop
10 13 (4.68%) Oracle OWB
11 11 (3.96%) Big Data
12 10 (3.60%) Oracle BI EE
12 10 (3.60%) Oracle Reports
13 9 (3.24%) Apache Hive
13 9 (3.24%) RDBMS
14 8 (2.88%) PostgreSQL
15 7 (2.52%) IBM InfoSphere
15 7 (2.52%) Pentaho
15 7 (2.52%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 34 (12.23%) Jenkins
2 30 (10.79%) Git (software)
3 28 (10.07%) Selenium
4 26 (9.35%) JIRA
5 22 (7.91%) Eclipse
6 20 (7.19%) ClearCase
7 18 (6.47%) JUnit
8 13 (4.68%) ClearQuest
8 13 (4.68%) Toad
9 12 (4.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 11 (3.96%) Maven
11 10 (3.60%) FishEye
11 10 (3.60%) IntelliJ
11 10 (3.60%) Sonatype Nexus
12 9 (3.24%) Ant
12 9 (3.24%) CA Gen
12 9 (3.24%) GoCD
13 8 (2.88%) CppUnit
13 8 (2.88%) Oracle Forms
13 8 (2.88%) Subversion
General
1 16 (5.76%) Finance
2 8 (2.88%) Retail
3 5 (1.80%) Billing
4 4 (1.44%) Law
5 3 (1.08%) Local Government
5 3 (1.08%) Marketing
6 2 (0.72%) Banking
7 1 (0.36%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.36%) Front Office
7 1 (0.36%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.36%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 98 (35.25%) Developer
2 40 (14.39%) Architect
3 35 (12.59%) Java Developer
4 31 (11.15%) Software Engineer
5 30 (10.79%) Analyst
6 27 (9.71%) DevOps Engineer
7 24 (8.63%) DBA
7 24 (8.63%) Java Engineer
8 22 (7.91%) Oracle DBA
9 21 (7.55%) Java Software Engineer
10 20 (7.19%) Developer/Software Engineer
11 19 (6.83%) Java Scala Software Engineer
11 19 (6.83%) Java Software Developer
11 19 (6.83%) Scala Software Engineer
12 18 (6.47%) SC Cleared DBA
13 17 (6.12%) Java Scala Developer
13 17 (6.12%) Oracle Applications DBA
13 17 (6.12%) Scala Developer
14 15 (5.40%) Lead Developer
15 14 (5.04%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (20.14%) J2EE
2 50 (17.99%) XML
3 34 (12.23%) HTML
4 31 (11.15%) Spring
5 30 (10.79%) SOAP
6 29 (10.43%) Hibernate
7 28 (10.07%) REST
8 26 (9.35%) CSS
9 23 (8.27%) JSON
10 22 (7.91%) J2SE
10 22 (7.91%) Play Framework
11 19 (6.83%) Web Services
12 10 (3.60%) EJB
12 10 (3.60%) HTML5
13 9 (3.24%) Regular Expression
13 9 (3.24%) Servlets
14 8 (2.88%) Boost C++ Libraries
14 8 (2.88%) JSP
14 8 (2.88%) Struts
15 7 (2.52%) Apache CXF
Miscellaneous
1 16 (5.76%) Data Centre
2 11 (3.96%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (2.88%) Computer Science
3 8 (2.88%) Embedded Systems
4 7 (2.52%) PKI
4 7 (2.52%) Visualisation
5 6 (2.16%) DataPower
5 6 (2.16%) Mainframe
5 6 (2.16%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.80%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.08%) Clustering
7 3 (1.08%) Data Integration
7 3 (1.08%) Economics
7 3 (1.08%) Fat Client
7 3 (1.08%) PDA
7 3 (1.08%) Private Cloud
7 3 (1.08%) Thin Client
7 3 (1.08%) User Experience
8 2 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.72%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 145 (52.16%) Linux
2 104 (37.41%) Windows
3 22 (7.91%) Windows Server
4 21 (7.55%) Solaris
5 13 (4.68%) AIX
6 12 (4.32%) Mac OS X
7 10 (3.60%) CentOS
8 7 (2.52%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (1.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (1.80%) SUSE
10 4 (1.44%) Data ONTAP
11 3 (1.08%) MVS
11 3 (1.08%) Ubuntu
11 3 (1.08%) VME
12 2 (0.72%) Debian
12 2 (0.72%) HPUX
13 1 (0.36%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.36%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (33.81%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (16.19%) Software Engineering
3 33 (11.87%) Open Source
3 33 (11.87%) Performance Tuning
4 32 (11.51%) DevOps
5 30 (10.79%) OO
5 30 (10.79%) Scrum
6 26 (9.35%) ITIL
7 23 (8.27%) Configuration Management
7 23 (8.27%) Database Tuning
7 23 (8.27%) Microservices
8 22 (7.91%) Continuous Integration
9 20 (7.19%) Waterfall
10 16 (5.76%) Service Management
11 14 (5.04%) RUP
12 12 (4.32%) Kalman Filter
12 12 (4.32%) Load Balancing
12 12 (4.32%) Web Development
13 11 (3.96%) Data Management
13 11 (3.96%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 123 (44.24%) SQL
2 107 (38.49%) Java
3 72 (25.90%) Shell Script
4 41 (14.75%) PL/SQL
5 23 (8.27%) Perl
6 22 (7.91%) Scala
7 19 (6.83%) C
7 19 (6.83%) JavaScript
8 17 (6.12%) C++
9 12 (4.32%) COBOL
10 10 (3.60%) PHP
11 9 (3.24%) Python
12 5 (1.80%) Bash Shell
12 5 (1.80%) VB
13 2 (0.72%) Korn
13 2 (0.72%) R
13 2 (0.72%) Ruby
14 1 (0.36%) Groovy
14 1 (0.36%) Haskell
14 1 (0.36%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 56 (20.14%) Security Cleared
2 51 (18.35%) SC Cleared
3 17 (6.12%) Oracle Certification
4 10 (3.60%) ISEB
4 10 (3.60%) OCP
5 9 (3.24%) Degree
6 8 (2.88%) ISTQB
7 7 (2.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 7 (2.52%) OCPJP
8 4 (1.44%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (1.08%) A+ Certification
9 3 (1.08%) MCSE
9 3 (1.08%) Sun Certification
10 2 (0.72%) CCNA
10 2 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.72%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.72%) VCP5
10 2 (0.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.36%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.96%) QA
2 6 (2.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.08%) SLA
4 2 (0.72%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.72%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.36%) GPG13
System Software
1 24 (8.63%) Docker
1 24 (8.63%) Virtual Machines
2 23 (8.27%) Oracle RAC
3 14 (5.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (3.96%) iptables
5 9 (3.24%) HDFS
6 8 (2.88%) Active Directory
6 8 (2.88%) OpenSSH
6 8 (2.88%) vSphere
7 7 (2.52%) Apache Flume
7 7 (2.52%) Sendmail
8 4 (1.44%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (1.08%) Terminal Server
9 3 (1.08%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 2 (0.72%) Hyper-V
11 1 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 31 (11.15%) Puppet
2 23 (8.27%) Data Guard
3 5 (1.80%) Ansible
3 5 (1.80%) BladeLogic
3 5 (1.80%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 4 (1.44%) SCCM
5 3 (1.08%) Control-M
5 3 (1.08%) NetBackup
5 3 (1.08%) Oracle ZFS
6 2 (0.72%) ArcSight ESM
6 2 (0.72%) Nexpose
6 2 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.72%) Oracle Identity Management
6 2 (0.72%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 2 (0.72%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.36%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (0.36%) CA Endevor
7 1 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.36%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 120 (43.17%) Oracle
2 40 (14.39%) Pega
3 38 (13.67%) webMethods
4 33 (11.87%) VMware
5 31 (11.15%) Microsoft
6 28 (10.07%) Informatica
7 18 (6.47%) Red Hat
8 17 (6.12%) EMC
9 15 (5.40%) IBM
10 12 (4.32%) Google
11 10 (3.60%) Adobe
11 10 (3.60%) Cisco
12 8 (2.88%) Dell
12 8 (2.88%) HP
13 7 (2.52%) BEA
14 6 (2.16%) ArcSight
14 6 (2.16%) Proofpoint
15 5 (1.80%) Avaya
15 5 (1.80%) Dell Compellent
15 5 (1.80%) F5
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