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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix
Rank 40 24 33
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +9
Contract jobs citing Unix 123 151 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.43% 5.96% 4.94%
As % of the Operating Systems category 27.39% 31.99% 23.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 57 70
Median daily rate £425 £395 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.59% +1.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £482 £525 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £16.41
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.58
% change year-on-year
- +14.47%
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
449 472 503
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.19% 18.62% 21.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 251 183 228
Median daily rate £375 £315 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £163 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 64 88
Median hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.53 £20.30 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%

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 5 December 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 5 December 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 -8 36 £375 -6.25%
Birmingham -5 35 £438 +51.51% 3
Warwickshire +2 15 £375 +15.38% 2
Solihull -1 12 £550 -
Coventry -9 8 £450 -18.18% 4
Worcestershire - 3 £363 -
Kingswinford - 1 £310 -
Staffordshire - 1 - - 1
Unix
England

Unix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 December 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.

1 120 (49.79%) Linux
2 113 (46.89%) Oracle
3 111 (46.06%) SQL
4 100 (41.49%) Java
5 84 (34.85%) Windows
6 68 (28.22%) Agile Software Development
7 58 (24.07%) WebLogic
8 49 (20.33%) Shell Script
9 46 (19.09%) webMethods
10 42 (17.43%) J2EE
10 42 (17.43%) Git (software)
11 41 (17.01%) Jenkins
12 40 (16.60%) XML
12 40 (16.60%) Configuration Management
13 35 (14.52%) OO
14 32 (13.28%) HTML
15 31 (12.86%) PL/SQL
15 31 (12.86%) Pega
16 30 (12.45%) CSS
17 29 (12.03%) Microsoft
17 29 (12.03%) Security Cleared
18 28 (11.62%) Continuous Integration
18 28 (11.62%) JavaScript
18 28 (11.62%) AIX
19 27 (11.20%) Apache
19 27 (11.20%) Waterfall
19 27 (11.20%) DevOps
20 26 (10.79%) Puppet
20 26 (10.79%) Selenium
21 24 (9.96%) Scrum

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 58 (24.07%) WebLogic
2 27 (11.20%) Apache
3 19 (7.88%) JBoss
4 17 (7.05%) Confluence
5 13 (5.39%) Oracle Application Server
6 12 (4.98%) IIS
7 11 (4.56%) Tomcat
8 10 (4.15%) Documentum
9 9 (3.73%) MS Exchange
10 6 (2.49%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 4 (1.66%) Apache Pig
11 4 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2010
11 4 (1.66%) WebLogic Portal
12 3 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2007
12 3 (1.24%) MindAlign
12 3 (1.24%) SAS
12 3 (1.24%) WebSphere
13 2 (0.83%) Captiva
13 2 (0.83%) CMS
13 2 (0.83%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 7 (2.90%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.66%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (4.15%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (3.32%) Oracle Applications
2 8 (3.32%) Oracle EBS R12
3 7 (2.90%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.56%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (2.90%) Cloud Computing
2 7 (2.90%) SaaS
3 6 (2.49%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (2.07%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (1.66%) Google App Engine
5 4 (1.66%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (1.66%) IaaS
6 3 (1.24%) GitHub
6 3 (1.24%) PaaS
7 2 (0.83%) IBM PureFlex
8 1 (0.41%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.41%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.41%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.41%) Route 53
8 1 (0.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 23 (9.54%) HTTP
2 22 (9.13%) Firewall
3 19 (7.88%) TCP/IP
4 16 (6.64%) SSL
5 15 (6.22%) SAN
6 14 (5.81%) DNS
7 8 (3.32%) LDAP
7 8 (3.32%) VPN
8 7 (2.90%) Internet
8 7 (2.90%) Intrusion Detection
9 6 (2.49%) Network Security
10 5 (2.07%) LAN
10 5 (2.07%) S/MIME
10 5 (2.07%) SMTP
10 5 (2.07%) VLAN
11 4 (1.66%) IMAP
11 4 (1.66%) OpenLDAP
11 4 (1.66%) WLAN
12 3 (1.24%) IPv4
12 3 (1.24%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (9.96%) Relational Database
2 20 (8.30%) Oracle Database
3 19 (7.88%) MySQL
4 18 (7.47%) SQL Server
5 14 (5.81%) MongoDB
6 12 (4.98%) Oracle Database 10g
6 12 (4.98%) Oracle Database 11g
7 8 (3.32%) Big Data
7 8 (3.32%) IBM InfoSphere
7 8 (3.32%) Oracle BI EE
7 8 (3.32%) Oracle Discoverer
7 8 (3.32%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (2.07%) BusinessObjects
8 5 (2.07%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (1.66%) Apache Hive
9 4 (1.66%) Hadoop
9 4 (1.66%) NoSQL
9 4 (1.66%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (1.24%) Oracle OWB
10 3 (1.24%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 42 (17.43%) Git (software)
2 41 (17.01%) Jenkins
3 26 (10.79%) Selenium
4 17 (7.05%) JIRA
4 17 (7.05%) JUnit
4 17 (7.05%) Sonatype Nexus
5 16 (6.64%) Subversion
6 15 (6.22%) ClearCase
7 14 (5.81%) CA Gen
7 14 (5.81%) Eclipse
8 11 (4.56%) ClearQuest
9 10 (4.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 9 (3.73%) Toad
11 8 (3.32%) Apache Ivy
11 8 (3.32%) Bitbucket
11 8 (3.32%) FishEye
11 8 (3.32%) GoCD
12 6 (2.49%) Cucumber
12 6 (2.49%) IntelliJ
12 6 (2.49%) Maven
General
1 16 (6.64%) Finance
2 9 (3.73%) Retail
3 5 (2.07%) Banking
4 4 (1.66%) Marketing
5 3 (1.24%) Local Government
6 1 (0.41%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.41%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.41%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 78 (32.37%) Developer
2 37 (15.35%) Analyst
3 30 (12.45%) Architect
4 18 (7.47%) Java Developer
5 15 (6.22%) DevOps Engineer
5 15 (6.22%) Test Analyst
6 14 (5.81%) Software Engineer
7 11 (4.56%) Java Engineer
7 11 (4.56%) webMethods Developer
8 10 (4.15%) DBA
8 10 (4.15%) Oracle DBA
9 9 (3.73%) Consultant
9 9 (3.73%) Senior Architect
9 9 (3.73%) Senior Developer
10 8 (3.32%) Java Scala Software Engineer
10 8 (3.32%) Java Software Engineer
10 8 (3.32%) PHP Developer
10 8 (3.32%) Scala Software Engineer
11 7 (2.90%) Oracle Applications DBA
11 7 (2.90%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (17.43%) J2EE
2 40 (16.60%) XML
3 32 (13.28%) HTML
4 30 (12.45%) CSS
5 20 (8.30%) SOAP
6 16 (6.64%) REST
7 14 (5.81%) Web Services
8 12 (4.98%) JSON
8 12 (4.98%) Spring
9 11 (4.56%) Hibernate
10 10 (4.15%) J2SE
10 10 (4.15%) Play Framework
11 8 (3.32%) Middleware
12 6 (2.49%) EDIFACT
12 6 (2.49%) EJB
12 6 (2.49%) HTML5
12 6 (2.49%) XSD
13 5 (2.07%) Java EE
13 5 (2.07%) SAML
14 4 (1.66%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.05%) Analytical Skills
1 17 (7.05%) Visualisation
2 13 (5.39%) Management Information System
3 11 (4.56%) Data Centre
4 8 (3.32%) DataPower
4 8 (3.32%) Mainframe
5 5 (2.07%) Blackberry
5 5 (2.07%) Mobile App
5 5 (2.07%) PKI
5 5 (2.07%) Security Operations Centre
6 4 (1.66%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.24%) Economics
7 3 (1.24%) Embedded Systems
7 3 (1.24%) Fat Client
7 3 (1.24%) Mathematics
7 3 (1.24%) PDA
7 3 (1.24%) Private Cloud
7 3 (1.24%) Thin Client
7 3 (1.24%) User Experience
8 2 (0.83%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 120 (49.79%) Linux
2 84 (34.85%) Windows
3 28 (11.62%) AIX
4 22 (9.13%) Mac OS X
5 19 (7.88%) Solaris
6 15 (6.22%) Windows Server
7 9 (3.73%) Apple iOS
8 6 (2.49%) SUSE
9 5 (2.07%) HPUX
9 5 (2.07%) Ubuntu
10 3 (1.24%) CentOS
10 3 (1.24%) Debian
10 3 (1.24%) MVS
10 3 (1.24%) VME
11 2 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.41%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (0.41%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (28.22%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (16.60%) Configuration Management
3 35 (14.52%) OO
4 28 (11.62%) Continuous Integration
5 27 (11.20%) DevOps
5 27 (11.20%) Waterfall
6 24 (9.96%) Scrum
7 23 (9.54%) Software Engineering
8 20 (8.30%) Open Source
8 20 (8.30%) Web Development
9 19 (7.88%) Test Strategy
10 18 (7.47%) RUP
11 17 (7.05%) ITIL
12 16 (6.64%) Cybersecurity
12 16 (6.64%) Mentoring
12 16 (6.64%) Performance Tuning
12 16 (6.64%) Responsive Web Design
12 16 (6.64%) Test Scripting
12 16 (6.64%) Web Design
13 15 (6.22%) OO PHP
Programming Languages
1 111 (46.06%) SQL
2 100 (41.49%) Java
3 49 (20.33%) Shell Script
4 31 (12.86%) PL/SQL
5 28 (11.62%) JavaScript
6 20 (8.30%) Perl
7 17 (7.05%) PHP
8 13 (5.39%) COBOL
8 13 (5.39%) Scala
9 11 (4.56%) Python
10 9 (3.73%) C
11 5 (2.07%) Bash Shell
12 4 (1.66%) C++
12 4 (1.66%) Ruby
13 3 (1.24%) Korn
14 2 (0.83%) R
15 1 (0.41%) JCL
15 1 (0.41%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 29 (12.03%) Security Cleared
2 22 (9.13%) SC Cleared
3 13 (5.39%) ISEB
4 11 (4.56%) ISTQB
5 10 (4.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 9 (3.73%) Degree
7 6 (2.49%) CCNA
7 6 (2.49%) CCSA
7 6 (2.49%) CEH
7 6 (2.49%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (2.49%) GCFA
7 6 (2.49%) GCIH
7 6 (2.49%) MCP
7 6 (2.49%) OCP
7 6 (2.49%) Oracle Certification
8 3 (1.24%) A+ Certification
9 2 (0.83%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.83%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.83%) RHCE
10 1 (0.41%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.49%) QA
2 5 (2.07%) SLA
3 3 (1.24%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.83%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.83%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.41%) GPG13
5 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 12 (4.98%) Docker
2 8 (3.32%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.32%) Virtual Machines
3 7 (2.90%) Oracle RAC
3 7 (2.90%) Sendmail
3 7 (2.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.66%) HDFS
5 3 (1.24%) iptables
5 3 (1.24%) OpenSSH
5 3 (1.24%) Terminal Server
6 2 (0.83%) Apache Flume
6 2 (0.83%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.83%) Postfix
6 2 (0.83%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 2 (0.83%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.41%) Tivoli Directory Server
7 1 (0.41%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.41%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 26 (10.79%) Puppet
2 12 (4.98%) Ansible
3 10 (4.15%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (2.90%) Data Guard
5 5 (2.07%) BladeLogic
5 5 (2.07%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 5 (2.07%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 5 (2.07%) Oracle Identity Management
5 5 (2.07%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 4 (1.66%) BMC PATROL
7 3 (1.24%) Control-M
7 3 (1.24%) SCCM
8 2 (0.83%) ArcSight ESM
8 2 (0.83%) HP Data Protector
8 2 (0.83%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.83%) Nexpose
8 2 (0.83%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (0.83%) Oracle ZFS
8 2 (0.83%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.83%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 113 (46.89%) Oracle
2 46 (19.09%) webMethods
3 31 (12.86%) Pega
4 29 (12.03%) Microsoft
5 21 (8.71%) Informatica
6 20 (8.30%) IBM
7 19 (7.88%) VMware
8 11 (4.56%) BEA
8 11 (4.56%) HP
9 10 (4.15%) Cisco
9 10 (4.15%) Red Hat
10 8 (3.32%) CheckPoint
11 7 (2.90%) EMC
11 7 (2.90%) SAP
12 6 (2.49%) ArcSight
12 6 (2.49%) BMC
12 6 (2.49%) Dell
13 5 (2.07%) Avaya
13 5 (2.07%) Google
13 5 (2.07%) Proofpoint