Period
to 20 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West 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 20 November 2018 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 43 58 42
Rank change year-on-year +15 -16 -5
Contract jobs citing Unix 246 160 261
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.79% 3.33% 4.26%
As % of the Operating Systems category 22.47% 17.32% 25.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 90 149
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.98% +10.97%
10th Percentile £307 £306 £313
90th Percentile £538 £577 £503
England median daily rate £500 £475 £425
% change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% -1.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £26.75 £14.41 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +85.70% - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £30.38 £32.58
% change year-on-year +15.23% -6.76% -11.95%

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 West Midlands with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1,095 924 1,035
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 21.33% 19.24% 16.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 564 530 547
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £365 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.74% -8.75% +21.21%
10th Percentile £143 £157 £184
90th Percentile £524 £558 £519
England median daily rate £425 £425 £410
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 89 103
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.90% +3.57% -3.45%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.70 £10.05
90th Percentile £25.58 £34.37 £36.50
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -

Unix
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Unix in the West Midlands

Unix
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unix in the West Midlands

Unix
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unix in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 20 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unix in the West Midlands

Unix
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix 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 6 months to 20 November 2018. 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
Shropshire -1 164 £389 -28.67% 17
Birmingham -5 26 £423 +32.03% 10
Warwickshire +6 19 £513 +60.78% 3
Coventry -15 9 £538 +38.71% 7
Staffordshire +1 8 £370 -1.33% 1
Worcestershire -2 2 £438 +16.67% 4
Dudley - 2 £98 -
Kingswinford +3 1 - -
Wolverhampton -5 1 - -
Unix
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Unix also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Unix.

1 166 (67.48%) SQL
2 156 (63.41%) Oracle
3 147 (59.76%) Java
4 126 (51.22%) Windows
5 107 (43.50%) Agile Software Development
6 102 (41.46%) WebLogic
7 99 (40.24%) XML
8 75 (30.49%) Linux
9 73 (29.67%) webMethods
10 68 (27.64%) ISEB
11 67 (27.24%) Test Scripting
12 61 (24.80%) ISTQB
13 60 (24.39%) Customer Requirements
14 58 (23.58%) Problem-Solving
15 56 (22.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 51 (20.73%) JIRA
17 49 (19.92%) Test Strategy
18 45 (18.29%) Test Automation
19 42 (17.07%) Shell Script
20 40 (16.26%) PL/SQL
20 40 (16.26%) Git (software)
20 40 (16.26%) Security Cleared
20 40 (16.26%) DevOps
20 40 (16.26%) Microservices
21 39 (15.85%) J2EE
22 38 (15.45%) SC Cleared
23 37 (15.04%) Open Source
23 37 (15.04%) Toad
24 36 (14.63%) Confluence
24 36 (14.63%) Process Improvement

Unix
Co-occurring 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
1 102 (41.46%) WebLogic
2 36 (14.63%) Confluence
3 18 (7.32%) Apache
4 15 (6.10%) Documentum
5 13 (5.28%) JBoss
6 10 (4.07%) Tomcat
7 7 (2.85%) nginx
8 4 (1.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (1.22%) Mule
9 3 (1.22%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.81%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.81%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.41%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 11 (4.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (2.85%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (2.44%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 13 (5.28%) Remedy ITSM
2 12 (4.88%) SAP FI-CA
2 12 (4.88%) SAP PSCD
3 3 (1.22%) assyst
3 3 (1.22%) Magento
3 3 (1.22%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.81%) ENOVIA
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.25%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (3.25%) Office 365
2 7 (2.85%) GitHub
2 7 (2.85%) Google Analytics
3 5 (2.03%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.22%) IaaS
4 3 (1.22%) PaaS
4 3 (1.22%) SaaS
5 2 (0.81%) BlazeMeter
6 1 (0.41%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 17 (6.91%) TCP/IP
2 16 (6.50%) SSL
3 15 (6.10%) HTTP
4 13 (5.28%) Firewall
5 12 (4.88%) SAN
6 11 (4.47%) LAN
7 10 (4.07%) Network Security
8 9 (3.66%) WAN
9 8 (3.25%) Internet
10 7 (2.85%) MPLS
11 6 (2.44%) DNS
12 4 (1.63%) Cisco ASA
12 4 (1.63%) DHCP
12 4 (1.63%) SNMP
12 4 (1.63%) VLAN
12 4 (1.63%) VoIP
12 4 (1.63%) VPN
12 4 (1.63%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (1.63%) Wireless
13 3 (1.22%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (10.57%) MongoDB
2 21 (8.54%) SQL Server
3 14 (5.69%) Oracle Database
4 13 (5.28%) PostgreSQL
5 12 (4.88%) MySQL
5 12 (4.88%) Oracle Database 12c
5 12 (4.88%) Relational Database
6 11 (4.47%) NoSQL
7 8 (3.25%) BusinessObjects
7 8 (3.25%) Oracle Database 11g
8 5 (2.03%) Hadoop
8 5 (2.03%) Oracle OWB
8 5 (2.03%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (1.63%) Apache Hive
10 3 (1.22%) Impala
10 3 (1.22%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (1.22%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.41%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 51 (20.73%) JIRA
2 40 (16.26%) Git (software)
3 37 (15.04%) Toad
4 29 (11.79%) Jenkins
5 23 (9.35%) SoapUI
6 22 (8.94%) Selenium
7 19 (7.72%) Bitbucket
8 17 (6.91%) Cucumber
9 12 (4.88%) GitLab
9 12 (4.88%) JUnit
10 11 (4.47%) Eclipse
11 10 (4.07%) Gatling
11 10 (4.07%) IntelliJ
12 8 (3.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 8 (3.25%) Subversion
13 7 (2.85%) Ant
13 7 (2.85%) gulp
13 7 (2.85%) Karma Test Runner
13 7 (2.85%) Maven
13 7 (2.85%) Sublime Text
General
1 8 (3.25%) Finance
2 5 (2.03%) Automotive
3 4 (1.63%) Retail
3 4 (1.63%) Telecoms
4 2 (0.81%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 77 (31.30%) Analyst
2 67 (27.24%) Test Analyst
3 59 (23.98%) Developer
4 19 (7.72%) Tester
5 18 (7.32%) Architect
6 15 (6.10%) Systems Engineer
7 12 (4.88%) Java Developer
8 11 (4.47%) Support Engineer
9 10 (4.07%) Systems Support
9 10 (4.07%) Systems Support Engineer
9 10 (4.07%) Test Manager
10 8 (3.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 7 (2.85%) DBA
11 7 (2.85%) Linux Engineer
11 7 (2.85%) Mainframe Developer
11 7 (2.85%) Monitoring Engineer
11 7 (2.85%) Remedy Developer
11 7 (2.85%) SAP Analyst
11 7 (2.85%) SAP Test Analyst
11 7 (2.85%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (40.24%) XML
2 39 (15.85%) J2EE
3 31 (12.60%) SOAP
4 30 (12.20%) HTML
5 28 (11.38%) CSS
6 26 (10.57%) Middleware
7 24 (9.76%) JSON
7 24 (9.76%) REST
8 20 (8.13%) Spring
9 18 (7.32%) RabbitMQ
10 15 (6.10%) Hibernate
10 15 (6.10%) Web Services
11 13 (5.28%) EJB
12 12 (4.88%) XSLT
13 10 (4.07%) Gherkin
13 10 (4.07%) HTML5
13 10 (4.07%) J2SE
13 10 (4.07%) Play Framework
14 7 (2.85%) Doctrine
14 7 (2.85%) JSON Schema
Miscellaneous
1 18 (7.32%) Management Information System
2 15 (6.10%) Mainframe
3 14 (5.69%) Mobile App
4 10 (4.07%) Data Centre
5 9 (3.66%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (2.85%) Computer Science
6 7 (2.85%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (2.03%) PKI
8 3 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.22%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.81%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.81%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 2 (0.81%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (0.81%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.81%) Tandem
10 1 (0.41%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 126 (51.22%) Windows
2 75 (30.49%) Linux
3 16 (6.50%) Mac OS X
4 14 (5.69%) VME
5 10 (4.07%) Windows Server
6 8 (3.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (2.85%) Ubuntu
8 6 (2.44%) AIX
8 6 (2.44%) Solaris
9 4 (1.63%) Oracle Linux
9 4 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (1.22%) HPUX
10 3 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.81%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.81%) MVS
11 2 (0.81%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.81%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.41%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (43.50%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (27.24%) Test Scripting
3 60 (24.39%) Customer Requirements
4 58 (23.58%) Problem-Solving
5 49 (19.92%) Test Strategy
6 45 (18.29%) Test Automation
7 40 (16.26%) DevOps
7 40 (16.26%) Microservices
8 37 (15.04%) Open Source
9 36 (14.63%) Process Improvement
10 35 (14.23%) Configuration Management
11 29 (11.79%) Analytics
11 29 (11.79%) ITIL
11 29 (11.79%) OO
12 28 (11.38%) Continuous Integration
13 26 (10.57%) Problem Management
14 23 (9.35%) Integration Testing
14 23 (9.35%) Kanban
14 23 (9.35%) Scrum
15 22 (8.94%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 166 (67.48%) SQL
2 147 (59.76%) Java
3 42 (17.07%) Shell Script
4 40 (16.26%) PL/SQL
5 31 (12.60%) JavaScript
6 27 (10.98%) Perl
7 14 (5.69%) Groovy
8 13 (5.28%) PHP
9 11 (4.47%) Python
10 10 (4.07%) Scala
11 9 (3.66%) COBOL
12 8 (3.25%) C#
13 7 (2.85%) Haskell
13 7 (2.85%) Ruby
14 6 (2.44%) PowerShell
15 5 (2.03%) Java 8
16 3 (1.22%) ANSI SQL
16 3 (1.22%) Korn
16 3 (1.22%) XPath
17 2 (0.81%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 68 (27.64%) ISEB
2 61 (24.80%) ISTQB
3 56 (22.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 40 (16.26%) Security Cleared
5 38 (15.45%) SC Cleared
6 18 (7.32%) Degree
7 15 (6.10%) Computer Science Degree
8 7 (2.85%) CCNA
8 7 (2.85%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (2.03%) CISSP
9 5 (2.03%) ISEB Practitioner
10 4 (1.63%) CCNP
10 4 (1.63%) OCP
10 4 (1.63%) Oracle Certification
10 4 (1.63%) SANS
11 3 (1.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 2 (0.81%) A+ Certification
13 1 (0.41%) CISM
13 1 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.07%) QA
2 4 (1.63%) Data Quality
2 4 (1.63%) GDPR
2 4 (1.63%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (13.01%) Docker
2 11 (4.47%) Active Directory
3 7 (2.85%) Oracle RAC
4 6 (2.44%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (2.03%) NFS
5 5 (2.03%) XenApp
6 3 (1.22%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (0.41%) HDFS
7 1 (0.41%) iptables
7 1 (0.41%) Postfix
7 1 (0.41%) Samba
7 1 (0.41%) Squid
Systems Management
1 25 (10.16%) Puppet
2 15 (6.10%) Ansible
2 15 (6.10%) ZABBIX
3 7 (2.85%) Grafana
3 7 (2.85%) Kibana
4 5 (2.03%) Data Guard
4 5 (2.03%) Nessus
5 4 (1.63%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 3 (1.22%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 3 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (1.22%) Oracle RMAN
6 3 (1.22%) Oracle ZFS
6 3 (1.22%) Terraform
7 2 (0.81%) HP SiteScope
7 2 (0.81%) SELinux
7 2 (0.81%) Simpana
8 1 (0.41%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 1 (0.41%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 156 (63.41%) Oracle
2 73 (29.67%) webMethods
3 24 (9.76%) Microsoft
4 22 (8.94%) BEA
5 19 (7.72%) SAP
6 18 (7.32%) Pega
7 16 (6.50%) Remedy
8 13 (5.28%) BMC
9 9 (3.66%) Citrix
10 8 (3.25%) CheckPoint
11 7 (2.85%) Cisco
11 7 (2.85%) Google
11 7 (2.85%) IBM
11 7 (2.85%) VMware
11 7 (2.85%) Zend
12 5 (2.03%) ArcSight
12 5 (2.03%) Atlassian
13 4 (1.63%) Cloudera
13 4 (1.63%) Qualys
13 4 (1.63%) Red Hat