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 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 60 30 40
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +10
Contract jobs citing UNIX 64 119 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.70% 5.00% 3.77%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.76% 23.90% 18.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 63 32
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£339 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.23% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £234 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £466 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 7
Average hourly rate £26.50 £34.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.18% +25.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.10 £22.90 £21.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.70 £119.60 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+12.85% +16.66%
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
406 498 366
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.14% 20.94% 20.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 225 148
Average daily rate £325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £163 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £440 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 78 56
Average hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -9.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £22.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.00 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -6.83%

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 July 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 1 July 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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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 -9 29 £325 -10.03% 11
Shropshire -3 16 £425 +44.06% 3
Coventry +4 8 £270 +8.00% 5
Worcestershire +7 2 £269 +15.59%
Warwickshire -6 2 - -
Wolverhampton -4 1 £510 +71.42%
UNIX
England

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 80 (48.19%) Oracle
2 63 (37.95%) Linux
3 56 (33.73%) SQL
4 55 (33.13%) Java
5 41 (24.70%) Shell Script
6 39 (23.49%) WebLogic
7 38 (22.89%) Windows
8 34 (20.48%) Pega
9 31 (18.67%) J2EE
10 27 (16.27%) Agile Software Development
11 26 (15.66%) Firewall
11 26 (15.66%) Solaris
11 26 (15.66%) webMethods
11 26 (15.66%) Oracle Database
12 25 (15.06%) Cisco
13 24 (14.46%) ITIL
14 22 (13.25%) Informatica
15 20 (12.05%) VMware
15 20 (12.05%) Data Centre
16 19 (11.45%) Cisco Certification
16 19 (11.45%) Business Intelligence
16 19 (11.45%) Data Modelling
17 17 (10.24%) ETL
17 17 (10.24%) PL/SQL
17 17 (10.24%) SQL Server
17 17 (10.24%) Mentoring
18 16 (9.64%) Waterfall
18 16 (9.64%) Perl
18 16 (9.64%) XML
18 16 (9.64%) TCP/IP

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 39 (23.49%) WebLogic
2 14 (8.43%) Apache
3 9 (5.42%) Documentum
4 8 (4.82%) SAS
4 8 (4.82%) JBoss
5 6 (3.61%) Tomcat
5 6 (3.61%) Oracle Workflow
5 6 (3.61%) Oracle Self-Service HR
6 4 (2.41%) Confluence
7 3 (1.81%) MS Exchange
7 3 (1.81%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (1.20%) WebLogic Portal
8 2 (1.20%) CMS
8 2 (1.20%) WebSphere
8 2 (1.20%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.60%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.60%) CICS
9 1 (0.60%) NetWeaver
9 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (4.22%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.01%) MS Office
3 2 (1.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (3.61%) Oracle HRMS
1 6 (3.61%) Oracle Applications
1 6 (3.61%) Oracle General Ledger
1 6 (3.61%) Oracle TCA
2 2 (1.20%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.60%) Oracle Payroll
3 1 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.60%) Magento
3 1 (0.60%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.61%) Cloud Computing
1 6 (3.61%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.20%) PaaS
3 1 (0.60%) Office 365
3 1 (0.60%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 26 (15.66%) Firewall
2 16 (9.64%) TCP/IP
3 14 (8.43%) DNS
3 14 (8.43%) OSPF
3 14 (8.43%) BGP
4 10 (6.02%) SAN
5 7 (4.22%) Multicast
5 7 (4.22%) Structured Cabling
6 5 (3.01%) Network Security
6 5 (3.01%) Internet
6 5 (3.01%) HTTP
7 4 (2.41%) VPN
7 4 (2.41%) NAS
8 3 (1.81%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (1.81%) WAN
9 2 (1.20%) PSTN
9 2 (1.20%) SDH
9 2 (1.20%) ADSL
9 2 (1.20%) Broadband
9 2 (1.20%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (15.66%) Oracle Database
2 17 (10.24%) SQL Server
3 11 (6.63%) Oracle Reports
4 7 (4.22%) Oracle Database 11g
4 7 (4.22%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 6 (3.61%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 6 (3.61%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 6 (3.61%) SAS Enterprise Miner
5 6 (3.61%) Oracle Discoverer
6 4 (2.41%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.81%) MySQL
7 3 (1.81%) CouchDB
7 3 (1.81%) MongoDB
7 3 (1.81%) NoSQL
7 3 (1.81%) Couchbase
8 2 (1.20%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.20%) Data Mining
8 2 (1.20%) DB2
9 1 (0.60%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 12 (7.23%) Subversion
2 9 (5.42%) Git (software)
2 9 (5.42%) Jenkins
3 8 (4.82%) Eclipse
4 7 (4.22%) Oracle Forms
4 7 (4.22%) Selenium
5 6 (3.61%) JUnit
6 5 (3.01%) ClearCase
6 5 (3.01%) JIRA
7 4 (2.41%) TeamCity
7 4 (2.41%) Hudson
8 3 (1.81%) Maven
8 3 (1.81%) IntelliJ
9 2 (1.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 2 (1.20%) Ant
9 2 (1.20%) CA Gen
10 1 (0.60%) TortoiseSVN
10 1 (0.60%) LoadRunner
10 1 (0.60%) ProC
General
1 16 (9.64%) Finance
2 8 (4.82%) Marketing
3 6 (3.61%) Retail
3 6 (3.61%) General Ledger
4 5 (3.01%) Banking
5 4 (2.41%) Billing
6 3 (1.81%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.20%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.60%) Electronics
8 1 (0.60%) Law
8 1 (0.60%) Legal
8 1 (0.60%) Publishing
8 1 (0.60%) Games
8 1 (0.60%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.60%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 44 (26.51%) Developer
2 39 (23.49%) Architect
3 15 (9.04%) Consultant
4 11 (6.63%) Analyst
5 10 (6.02%) Project Manager
5 10 (6.02%) Infrastructure Architect
6 9 (5.42%) Technical Architect
7 7 (4.22%) Technical Project Manager
7 7 (4.22%) Technical Manager
8 6 (3.61%) SAS Consultant
8 6 (3.61%) COBOL Developer
8 6 (3.61%) Senior Developer
8 6 (3.61%) Java Developer
8 6 (3.61%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
9 5 (3.01%) Support Analyst
9 5 (3.01%) Administrator
9 5 (3.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (2.41%) Ab Initio Developer
10 4 (2.41%) Oracle Consultant
10 4 (2.41%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (18.67%) J2EE
2 16 (9.64%) XML
3 12 (7.23%) Spring
4 10 (6.02%) HTML
5 8 (4.82%) REST
6 7 (4.22%) SOAP
7 6 (3.61%) .NET
7 6 (3.61%) J2SE
7 6 (3.61%) Hibernate
7 6 (3.61%) HTML5
7 6 (3.61%) JSON
8 4 (2.41%) Middleware
8 4 (2.41%) CSS
9 3 (1.81%) EJB
9 3 (1.81%) SAX
9 3 (1.81%) Spring MVC
9 3 (1.81%) jQuery
9 3 (1.81%) ActiveMQ
9 3 (1.81%) Play Framework
10 2 (1.20%) JSTL
Miscellaneous
1 20 (12.05%) Data Centre
2 10 (6.02%) Data Extraction
3 9 (5.42%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.61%) Data Integration
4 6 (3.61%) Clustering
5 5 (3.01%) Visualisation
6 3 (1.81%) HP Superdome
7 2 (1.20%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.20%) Statistics
7 2 (1.20%) CMDB
7 2 (1.20%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.60%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.60%) Wiki
8 1 (0.60%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 63 (37.95%) Linux
2 38 (22.89%) Windows
3 26 (15.66%) Solaris
4 11 (6.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (6.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (6.02%) AIX
5 10 (6.02%) HPUX
6 9 (5.42%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (4.82%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (2.41%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.60%) zOS
9 1 (0.60%) SUSE
9 1 (0.60%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.60%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.60%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.60%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.60%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.60%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (16.27%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (14.46%) ITIL
3 19 (11.45%) Data Modelling
3 19 (11.45%) Business Intelligence
4 17 (10.24%) ETL
4 17 (10.24%) Mentoring
5 16 (9.64%) Waterfall
6 15 (9.04%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (9.04%) Test Strategy
6 15 (9.04%) RUP
7 14 (8.43%) Migration
8 10 (6.02%) Workflow
9 9 (5.42%) Project Management
9 9 (5.42%) ITIL V3
9 9 (5.42%) Open Source
9 9 (5.42%) Technical Architecture
9 9 (5.42%) Load Balancing
10 8 (4.82%) Configuration Management
11 7 (4.22%) PRINCE2
11 7 (4.22%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 56 (33.73%) SQL
2 55 (33.13%) Java
3 41 (24.70%) Shell Script
4 17 (10.24%) PL/SQL
5 16 (9.64%) Perl
6 8 (4.82%) JavaScript
7 6 (3.61%) C
7 6 (3.61%) COBOL
8 5 (3.01%) PowerShell
8 5 (3.01%) VB
9 3 (1.81%) Scala
9 3 (1.81%) Tcl
10 2 (1.20%) VBA
11 1 (0.60%) PHP
11 1 (0.60%) C#
Qualifications
1 19 (11.45%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (9.64%) CCNA
3 7 (4.22%) CCNP
4 5 (3.01%) Security Cleared
4 5 (3.01%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (3.01%) PMP
4 5 (3.01%) PMI Certification
5 4 (2.41%) CCDP
5 4 (2.41%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.81%) ISEB
6 3 (1.81%) CCDA
6 3 (1.81%) CCIE
6 3 (1.81%) ISTQB
6 3 (1.81%) Degree
7 2 (1.20%) CCSA
7 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.20%) Check Point Certification
7 2 (1.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (1.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.60%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.20%) ISO 9001
1 2 (1.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.60%) QA
2 1 (0.60%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (9.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (6.02%) Active Directory
3 5 (3.01%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 4 (2.41%) vCloud
5 3 (1.81%) Docker
6 2 (1.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.60%) PowerHA
7 1 (0.60%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.60%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (6.63%) Puppet
2 5 (3.01%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 80 (48.19%) Oracle
2 34 (20.48%) Pega
3 26 (15.66%) webMethods
4 25 (15.06%) Cisco
5 22 (13.25%) Informatica
6 20 (12.05%) VMware
7 15 (9.04%) Microsoft
8 13 (7.83%) BEA
8 13 (7.83%) CheckPoint
9 12 (7.23%) Red Hat
10 10 (6.02%) F5
10 10 (6.02%) Netezza
10 10 (6.02%) IBM
10 10 (6.02%) Ab Initio
11 9 (5.42%) HP
12 7 (4.22%) Juniper
12 7 (4.22%) Business Objects
13 6 (3.61%) Blue Coat
13 6 (3.61%) Veritas
14 5 (3.01%) Micro Focus
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