Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands with a requirement for Unix skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Unix over the 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Unix
England > Midlands
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 38 32
Rank change year-on-year -15 -6 -2
Contract jobs citing Unix 293 406 418
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 3.60% 4.13% 4.91%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.13% 25.25% 27.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 241 204
Midlands median daily rate £375 £420 £376
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.71% +11.63% +0.33%
10th Percentile £296 £308 £263
90th Percentile £562 £490 £488
England median daily rate £475 £429 £430
% change year-on-year +10.85% -0.35% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 4 5
Midlands median hourly rate £29.50 £17.19 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +71.64% -4.51% -39.50%
10th Percentile £13.36 £13.25 £12.75
90th Percentile £36.00 £33.41 £53.85
England median hourly rate £30.38 £32.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year -6.54% -12.16% +23.33%

Unix is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1616 1608 1509
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 19.88% 16.37% 17.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 945 882 668
Midlands median daily rate £350 £388 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.68% +14.81% +3.85%
10th Percentile £161 £163 £156
90th Percentile £541 £525 £475
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 167 174 229
Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.57% +7.69% -5.42%
10th Percentile £10.42 £10.00 £10.04
90th Percentile £33.84 £35.68 £20.05
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% - +6.45%

Unix
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing Unix as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Unix in the Midlands

Unix
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Unix in the Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Unix in the Midlands

Unix
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unix in the Midlands over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unix in the Midlands

Unix
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix in the Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix in the Midlands

Unix
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unix in the Midlands over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Unix in the Midlands

Unix
Contract Job Locations in the 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 Midlands region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands -18 160 £400 -6.98% 18
East Midlands -8 121 £357 -10.99% 13
Unix
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Unix.

1 182 (62.12%) Linux
2 162 (55.29%) Oracle
3 98 (33.45%) Windows
4 92 (31.40%) SQL
5 68 (23.21%) Solaris
5 68 (23.21%) Security Cleared
6 58 (19.80%) Shell Script
7 55 (18.77%) SC Cleared
8 50 (17.06%) Perl
8 50 (17.06%) Java
9 48 (16.38%) SQL Server
9 48 (16.38%) Agile Software Development
10 46 (15.70%) Disaster Recovery
10 46 (15.70%) Oracle Database
11 45 (15.36%) AIX
11 45 (15.36%) HP
12 42 (14.33%) Sun
13 39 (13.31%) Red Hat
13 39 (13.31%) Git (software)
13 39 (13.31%) DevOps
14 38 (12.97%) Korn
14 38 (12.97%) SAN
15 35 (11.95%) TCP/IP
16 34 (11.60%) HPUX
17 33 (11.26%) Python
18 32 (10.92%) .NET
19 31 (10.58%) Veritas
20 30 (10.24%) SAP
20 30 (10.24%) JSON
21 29 (9.90%) Apache

Unix
Co-occurring IT Skills in the 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 29 (9.90%) Apache
2 28 (9.56%) JBoss
3 27 (9.22%) WebLogic
4 17 (5.80%) Tomcat
5 15 (5.12%) Oracle Application Server
6 14 (4.78%) MS Exchange
7 13 (4.44%) iPlanet
8 9 (3.07%) IIS
8 9 (3.07%) SAS
9 8 (2.73%) Exchange Server 2003
9 8 (2.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 7 (2.39%) Exchange Server 2000
10 7 (2.39%) WebSphere
11 6 (2.05%) Exchange Server 5.5
11 6 (2.05%) Mule
12 5 (1.71%) Apache Solr
12 5 (1.71%) MQSeries
12 5 (1.71%) OpenStack
12 5 (1.71%) SharePoint
13 3 (1.02%) Confluence
Applications
1 12 (4.10%) Microsoft Project
2 11 (3.75%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (2.39%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (1.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (1.71%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 22 (7.51%) SAP ERP
2 12 (4.10%) Oracle Applications
2 12 (4.10%) Oracle EBS R12
3 10 (3.41%) Oracle 11i
3 10 (3.41%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (2.05%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 23 (7.85%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (6.14%) Cloud Computing
3 11 (3.75%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (2.05%) GitHub
5 5 (1.71%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (1.37%) Amazon S3
6 4 (1.37%) Office 365
7 3 (1.02%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (1.02%) Boomi
7 3 (1.02%) Serverless
7 3 (1.02%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (0.68%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (0.68%) CloudFront
8 2 (0.68%) IaaS
8 2 (0.68%) PaaS
8 2 (0.68%) Route 53
8 2 (0.68%) SaaS
9 1 (0.34%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 38 (12.97%) SAN
2 35 (11.95%) TCP/IP
3 28 (9.56%) Firewall
4 21 (7.17%) SSL
5 20 (6.83%) HTTP
6 16 (5.46%) DNS
7 15 (5.12%) Internet
8 14 (4.78%) WAN
9 12 (4.10%) Network Security
10 10 (3.41%) NAS
11 9 (3.07%) LAN
12 8 (2.73%) LDAP
13 7 (2.39%) VoIP
14 5 (1.71%) ATM
14 5 (1.71%) FCoE
14 5 (1.71%) Intranet
14 5 (1.71%) iSCSI
14 5 (1.71%) TETRA
15 4 (1.37%) Asterisk PBX
15 4 (1.37%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (16.38%) SQL Server
2 46 (15.70%) Oracle Database
3 20 (6.83%) Relational Database
4 18 (6.14%) NoSQL
5 17 (5.80%) MySQL
5 17 (5.80%) Oracle Database 10g
6 13 (4.44%) Oracle Reports
7 11 (3.75%) Oracle BI EE
8 10 (3.41%) Oracle Database 11g
9 8 (2.73%) Crystal Reports
9 8 (2.73%) TimesTen
10 7 (2.39%) RDBMS
11 6 (2.05%) MongoDB
11 6 (2.05%) SQL Server 2005
11 6 (2.05%) SQL Server 2012
12 5 (1.71%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 4 (1.37%) SAS Enterprise Guide
14 3 (1.02%) DB2
14 3 (1.02%) GIS
14 3 (1.02%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 39 (13.31%) Git (software)
2 25 (8.53%) Jenkins
3 23 (7.85%) Subversion
4 15 (5.12%) SoapUI
5 14 (4.78%) Selenium
6 10 (3.41%) TeamCity
7 7 (2.39%) Eclipse
7 7 (2.39%) Maven
7 7 (2.39%) Oracle APEX
8 6 (2.05%) IntelliJ
8 6 (2.05%) JUnit
8 6 (2.05%) Visual Studio
9 4 (1.37%) Metasploit
9 4 (1.37%) NeoLoad
10 3 (1.02%) JIRA
10 3 (1.02%) ProC
10 3 (1.02%) ReSharper
10 3 (1.02%) WebDriver
11 2 (0.68%) Artifactory
11 2 (0.68%) Grunt
General
1 22 (7.51%) Finance
2 21 (7.17%) Retail
3 16 (5.46%) Manufacturing
4 9 (3.07%) Publishing
5 7 (2.39%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.37%) Banking
7 3 (1.02%) Legal
8 2 (0.68%) Back Office
8 2 (0.68%) Billing
8 2 (0.68%) Marketing
9 1 (0.34%) Front Office
9 1 (0.34%) Military
9 1 (0.34%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 57 (19.45%) Analyst
2 53 (18.09%) Developer
3 48 (16.38%) Unix Engineer
4 30 (10.24%) Solaris Engineer
5 26 (8.87%) Support Analyst
6 22 (7.51%) Test Analyst
7 20 (6.83%) DevOps Engineer
8 17 (5.80%) Design Engineer
9 15 (5.12%) Architect
9 15 (5.12%) DBA
10 14 (4.78%) Applications Support
10 14 (4.78%) Consultant
11 13 (4.44%) Linux Engineer
11 13 (4.44%) Senior Developer
12 12 (4.10%) AIX Engineer
12 12 (4.10%) Applications Support Analyst
12 12 (4.10%) Oracle DBA
13 11 (3.75%) Administrator
13 11 (3.75%) AWS Engineer
13 11 (3.75%) Integration Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (10.92%) .NET
2 30 (10.24%) JSON
3 29 (9.90%) XML
4 28 (9.56%) SOAP
5 26 (8.87%) Middleware
6 18 (6.14%) CSS
6 18 (6.14%) J2EE
7 17 (5.80%) HTML
8 16 (5.46%) JSON Schema
8 16 (5.46%) WSDL
8 16 (5.46%) XSD
9 14 (4.78%) REST
9 14 (4.78%) Web Services
10 9 (3.07%) HTML5
10 9 (3.07%) Spring
11 8 (2.73%) XSLT
12 7 (2.39%) Hibernate
13 6 (2.05%) ASP.NET
13 6 (2.05%) EJB
13 6 (2.05%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 25 (8.53%) Data Centre
2 24 (8.19%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (5.12%) Management Information System
4 12 (4.10%) Clustering
5 10 (3.41%) Smart Meter
6 7 (2.39%) Computer Science
7 6 (2.05%) Client/Server
7 6 (2.05%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.71%) EMC VMAX
8 5 (1.71%) EMC VNX
8 5 (1.71%) HP Storage
8 5 (1.71%) Replication
9 4 (1.37%) Driving Licence
9 4 (1.37%) PKI
10 3 (1.02%) Fat Client
10 3 (1.02%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (1.02%) Public Cloud
10 3 (1.02%) Thin Client
11 2 (0.68%) Blackberry
11 2 (0.68%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 182 (62.12%) Linux
2 98 (33.45%) Windows
3 68 (23.21%) Solaris
4 45 (15.36%) AIX
5 34 (11.60%) HPUX
6 28 (9.56%) SUSE
7 26 (8.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 18 (6.14%) Windows Server
9 15 (5.12%) Mac OS X
10 12 (4.10%) Oracle Linux
11 7 (2.39%) Windows 2000 Server
12 6 (2.05%) Ubuntu
12 6 (2.05%) Windows Server 2008
13 5 (1.71%) Amazon Linux
13 5 (1.71%) Mac OS
13 5 (1.71%) Windows 7
13 5 (1.71%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
15 2 (0.68%) Apple iOS
16 1 (0.34%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (16.38%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (15.70%) Disaster Recovery
3 39 (13.31%) DevOps
4 28 (9.56%) ITIL
4 28 (9.56%) SOA
5 26 (8.87%) Configuration Management
6 25 (8.53%) Load Balancing
7 22 (7.51%) ERP
7 22 (7.51%) Migration
7 22 (7.51%) Performance Tuning
8 19 (6.48%) Continuous Integration
8 19 (6.48%) High Availability
8 19 (6.48%) Incident Management
8 19 (6.48%) Open Source
9 18 (6.14%) Service Delivery
9 18 (6.14%) Test Automation
10 16 (5.46%) Coaching
11 14 (4.78%) Quality Management
11 14 (4.78%) Scrum
11 14 (4.78%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 92 (31.40%) SQL
2 58 (19.80%) Shell Script
3 50 (17.06%) Java
3 50 (17.06%) Perl
4 38 (12.97%) Korn
5 33 (11.26%) Python
6 25 (8.53%) PL/SQL
7 21 (7.17%) JavaScript
8 16 (5.46%) Bash Shell
9 13 (4.44%) PHP
10 12 (4.10%) C#
11 8 (2.73%) AWK
11 8 (2.73%) C
11 8 (2.73%) sed
12 7 (2.39%) Ruby
13 6 (2.05%) C-shell
13 6 (2.05%) Scala
14 5 (1.71%) C++
14 5 (1.71%) XPath
15 3 (1.02%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 68 (23.21%) Security Cleared
2 55 (18.77%) SC Cleared
3 15 (5.12%) Degree
4 8 (2.73%) DV Cleared
5 5 (1.71%) AWS Certification
5 5 (1.71%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.37%) CCIE
6 4 (1.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (1.37%) PMI Certification
6 4 (1.37%) PMP
7 3 (1.02%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.68%) CCNA
8 2 (0.68%) CCNP
8 2 (0.68%) CEH
8 2 (0.68%) GCIA
8 2 (0.68%) GSEC
8 2 (0.68%) ISEB
8 2 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.37%) SLA
2 3 (1.02%) QA
3 2 (0.68%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.34%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.34%) TickIT
System Software
1 27 (9.22%) Virtual Machines
2 22 (7.51%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 16 (5.46%) Hyper-V
4 15 (5.12%) Samba
5 14 (4.78%) Active Directory
5 14 (4.78%) Docker
5 14 (4.78%) VMware Infrastructure
6 9 (3.07%) Oracle RAC
7 8 (2.73%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 7 (2.39%) vSphere
9 6 (2.05%) KVM
10 5 (1.71%) NFS
11 4 (1.37%) iptables
11 4 (1.37%) Postfix
11 4 (1.37%) Squid
12 2 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.68%) Snort
12 2 (0.68%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.68%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.34%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 28 (9.56%) Puppet
2 20 (6.83%) Ansible
3 14 (4.78%) NetBackup
3 14 (4.78%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (4.44%) BladeLogic
5 10 (3.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 8 (2.73%) ITRS Geneos
6 8 (2.73%) Oracle RMAN
7 7 (2.39%) Data Guard
7 7 (2.39%) HP Quality Center
7 7 (2.39%) SCCM
8 5 (1.71%) EMC VPLEX
9 4 (1.37%) Cisco UCCX
9 4 (1.37%) Control-M
9 4 (1.37%) Nessus
9 4 (1.37%) Nmap
9 4 (1.37%) Norton AntiVirus
9 4 (1.37%) SCOM
9 4 (1.37%) Tivoli
10 3 (1.02%) OpenView
Vendors
1 162 (55.29%) Oracle
2 45 (15.36%) HP
3 42 (14.33%) Sun
4 39 (13.31%) Red Hat
5 31 (10.58%) Veritas
6 30 (10.24%) SAP
7 27 (9.22%) Cisco
8 26 (8.87%) Microsoft
9 22 (7.51%) WSO2
10 19 (6.48%) MuleSoft
11 18 (6.14%) VMware
12 14 (4.78%) F5
13 11 (3.75%) IBM
14 9 (3.07%) Citrix
14 9 (3.07%) webMethods
15 8 (2.73%) Comptel
15 8 (2.73%) Remedy
16 7 (2.39%) EMC
16 7 (2.39%) NetApp
17 6 (2.05%) PlateSpin