Period
to 25 June 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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 49 53 22
Rank change year-on-year +4 -31 +32
Contract jobs citing Unix 178 141 415
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.63% 3.27% 7.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.63% 19.08% 34.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 98 206
West Midlands median daily rate £430 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.44% - +16.13%
10th Percentile £293 £313 £348
90th Percentile £519 £550 £569
England median daily rate £500 £475 £430
% change year-on-year +5.26% +10.47% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £19.50 £17.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.71% - -
England median hourly rate £31.00 £40.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year -22.50% +42.86% -13.85%

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 907 739 1,190
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 18.50% 17.13% 20.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 496 437 584
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% - +23.08%
10th Percentile £150 £160 £185
90th Percentile £538 £550 £525
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 64 95
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £13.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.84% -8.67%
10th Percentile £10.60 £10.33 £10.32
90th Percentile £21.95 £31.00 £26.25
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £16.52
% change year-on-year +2.94% +2.94% +2.20%

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 25 June 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unix in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 25 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 25 June 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 61 £420 -16.00% 5
Birmingham -3 46 £450 +33.33% 22
Warwickshire +6 21 £490 +22.50% 5
Solihull +7 13 - - 1
Worcestershire -2 7 £375 - 3
Coventry -30 6 £500 +11.11% 13
Staffordshire -1 2 £150 - 7
Wolverhampton -5 2 - - 1
Kingswinford - 2 £375 -
Walsall - 2 £363 -
Unix
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 91 (51.12%) SQL
2 81 (45.51%) Oracle
3 69 (38.76%) Windows
3 69 (38.76%) Linux
4 61 (34.27%) Java
5 59 (33.15%) Agile Software Development
6 40 (22.47%) WebLogic
6 40 (22.47%) Test Automation
7 34 (19.10%) DevOps
7 34 (19.10%) Configuration Management
8 31 (17.42%) Security Cleared
9 30 (16.85%) XML
10 29 (16.29%) OO
11 28 (15.73%) Microsoft
11 28 (15.73%) SC Cleared
11 28 (15.73%) Docker
11 28 (15.73%) Test Strategy
12 27 (15.17%) webMethods
13 26 (14.61%) Mac OS X
14 25 (14.04%) Shell Script
14 25 (14.04%) Python
14 25 (14.04%) Git (software)
15 24 (13.48%) JavaScript
16 23 (12.92%) Network Security
16 23 (12.92%) Problem-Solving
17 22 (12.36%) Confluence
17 22 (12.36%) ITIL
17 22 (12.36%) SAN
17 22 (12.36%) Cisco
17 22 (12.36%) ISEB

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 40 (22.47%) WebLogic
2 22 (12.36%) Confluence
3 11 (6.18%) Apache
4 7 (3.93%) MS Exchange
5 5 (2.81%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.69%) JBoss
6 3 (1.69%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.12%) IIS
7 2 (1.12%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 2 (1.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.56%) nginx
8 1 (0.56%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (0.56%) SAS
8 1 (0.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 16 (8.99%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (3.37%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (2.25%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (5.62%) Dynamics CRM
1 10 (5.62%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (3.37%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.12%) ENOVIA
4 1 (0.56%) SAP FI-CA
4 1 (0.56%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.93%) Slack
2 6 (3.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.81%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (2.81%) Office 365
4 3 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.56%) GitHub
5 1 (0.56%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.56%) IBM PureFlex
5 1 (0.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (12.92%) Network Security
2 22 (12.36%) SAN
3 17 (9.55%) LAN
3 17 (9.55%) WAN
4 15 (8.43%) Firewall
4 15 (8.43%) MPLS
5 13 (7.30%) Internet
6 10 (5.62%) SNMP
7 9 (5.06%) DSL
7 9 (5.06%) HTTP
7 9 (5.06%) VLAN
8 7 (3.93%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (3.93%) SSL
8 7 (3.93%) VoIP
9 6 (3.37%) VPN
10 5 (2.81%) Intrusion Detection
10 5 (2.81%) SMS
10 5 (2.81%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (1.69%) Fibre Channel
12 2 (1.12%) Asterisk PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (8.99%) Relational Database
2 12 (6.74%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (3.93%) Oracle Database
4 6 (3.37%) Oracle OWB
4 6 (3.37%) SQL Server
5 5 (2.81%) MongoDB
5 5 (2.81%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (2.81%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (2.25%) Oracle BI EE
6 4 (2.25%) Oracle Database 12c
7 3 (1.69%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.12%) MySQL
8 2 (1.12%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.56%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.56%) Neo4j
9 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 25 (14.04%) Git (software)
2 20 (11.24%) JIRA
3 19 (10.67%) Jenkins
4 16 (8.99%) Visual Studio
5 14 (7.87%) Selenium
6 13 (7.30%) Toad
7 12 (6.74%) WebDriver
8 11 (6.18%) Bitbucket
8 11 (6.18%) PHPUnit
9 10 (5.62%) TestRail
10 9 (5.06%) SpecFlow
11 7 (3.93%) Subversion
11 7 (3.93%) Visual Studio Team System
12 4 (2.25%) SoapUI
13 3 (1.69%) CA Gen
14 2 (1.12%) Oracle Forms
14 2 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
15 1 (0.56%) Ant
15 1 (0.56%) Eclipse
15 1 (0.56%) PVCS
General
1 17 (9.55%) Telecoms
2 10 (5.62%) Finance
3 2 (1.12%) Automotive
3 2 (1.12%) Banking
4 1 (0.56%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 49 (27.53%) Developer
2 32 (17.98%) Analyst
3 23 (12.92%) Test Analyst
4 21 (11.80%) Architect
5 14 (7.87%) Tester
6 12 (6.74%) Security Architect
7 10 (5.62%) Test Manager
8 8 (4.49%) Automation Tester
8 8 (4.49%) Network Engineer
9 7 (3.93%) Consultant
9 7 (3.93%) Java Developer
9 7 (3.93%) PHP Developer
9 7 (3.93%) Software Engineer
10 6 (3.37%) Applications Developer
10 6 (3.37%) Automation Test Analyst
10 6 (3.37%) Remedy Developer
11 5 (2.81%) Administrator
11 5 (2.81%) Support Analyst
11 5 (2.81%) Support Engineer
11 5 (2.81%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (16.85%) XML
2 19 (10.67%) HTML
3 17 (9.55%) J2EE
4 16 (8.99%) CSS
5 13 (7.30%) REST
6 11 (6.18%) Doctrine
7 10 (5.62%) Gherkin
8 8 (4.49%) Behat
9 7 (3.93%) MFC
9 7 (3.93%) Spring
10 6 (3.37%) LAMP
11 5 (2.81%) Hibernate
11 5 (2.81%) Middleware
11 5 (2.81%) RabbitMQ
11 5 (2.81%) SOAP
11 5 (2.81%) Symfony
12 4 (2.25%) .NET
12 4 (2.25%) Apache Camel
13 3 (1.69%) JMS
13 3 (1.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.18%) Mobile App
2 10 (5.62%) Linux Command Line
2 10 (5.62%) Management Information System
3 9 (5.06%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.93%) Data Centre
5 6 (3.37%) Algorithms
5 6 (3.37%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 3 (1.69%) N-Tier
6 3 (1.69%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.12%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.12%) PKI
7 2 (1.12%) Robotics
8 1 (0.56%) Celerra
8 1 (0.56%) EMC Centera
8 1 (0.56%) EMC VMAX
8 1 (0.56%) EMC VNX
8 1 (0.56%) EMC VNXe
8 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.56%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 69 (38.76%) Linux
1 69 (38.76%) Windows
2 26 (14.61%) Mac OS X
3 16 (8.99%) Solaris
4 11 (6.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (4.49%) Windows Server
6 6 (3.37%) AIX
7 4 (2.25%) Apple iOS
8 3 (1.69%) SUSE
9 2 (1.12%) Android
9 2 (1.12%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 2 (1.12%) VME
9 2 (1.12%) Windows 7
9 2 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.56%) HPUX
10 1 (0.56%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.56%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (33.15%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (22.47%) Test Automation
3 34 (19.10%) Configuration Management
3 34 (19.10%) DevOps
4 29 (16.29%) OO
5 28 (15.73%) Test Strategy
6 23 (12.92%) Problem-Solving
7 22 (12.36%) ITIL
8 21 (11.80%) SDLC
9 20 (11.24%) Mentoring
10 19 (10.67%) Integration Testing
10 19 (10.67%) Test Scripting
11 17 (9.55%) BDD
11 17 (9.55%) Continuous Integration
12 16 (8.99%) Change Management
12 16 (8.99%) Open Source
13 15 (8.43%) Test Management
14 14 (7.87%) Problem Management
14 14 (7.87%) SIEM
14 14 (7.87%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 91 (51.12%) SQL
2 61 (34.27%) Java
3 25 (14.04%) Python
3 25 (14.04%) Shell Script
4 24 (13.48%) JavaScript
5 21 (11.80%) PL/SQL
6 17 (9.55%) C#
6 17 (9.55%) PowerShell
7 16 (8.99%) Perl
8 12 (6.74%) PHP
9 9 (5.06%) C++
10 8 (4.49%) C
11 7 (3.93%) Ruby
12 6 (3.37%) Assembly Language
12 6 (3.37%) Embedded C++
12 6 (3.37%) MATLAB
13 5 (2.81%) Bash Shell
14 4 (2.25%) ANSI SQL
14 4 (2.25%) Korn
14 4 (2.25%) Scala
Qualifications
1 31 (17.42%) Security Cleared
2 28 (15.73%) SC Cleared
3 22 (12.36%) ISEB
4 16 (8.99%) Degree
4 16 (8.99%) ISTQB
5 15 (8.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 14 (7.87%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (7.30%) CCNA
8 10 (5.62%) CISSP
8 10 (5.62%) Computer Science Degree
9 9 (5.06%) SANS
10 8 (4.49%) CCNP
11 6 (3.37%) ISEB Practitioner
12 4 (2.25%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (1.12%) BPSS Clearance
13 2 (1.12%) MCSE
13 2 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (1.12%) Oracle Certification
14 1 (0.56%) EMC Certification
14 1 (0.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.06%) GDPR
2 4 (2.25%) SLA
3 3 (1.69%) QA
4 1 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 28 (15.73%) Docker
2 11 (6.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (5.06%) Active Directory
4 5 (2.81%) NFS
5 4 (2.25%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.69%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 2 (1.12%) iptables
7 2 (1.12%) Postfix
7 2 (1.12%) Samba
7 2 (1.12%) Squid
7 2 (1.12%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 6 (3.37%) Nessus
1 6 (3.37%) SELinux
2 5 (2.81%) NetBackup
3 4 (2.25%) Ansible
3 4 (2.25%) Puppet
4 3 (1.69%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (1.69%) Oracle ZFS
4 3 (1.69%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (1.12%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 2 (1.12%) Cisco UCCX
5 2 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.12%) Simpana
5 2 (1.12%) Terraform
5 2 (1.12%) Trend Micro Deep Security
6 1 (0.56%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.56%) EMC VPLEX
6 1 (0.56%) Grafana
6 1 (0.56%) Kibana
6 1 (0.56%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 81 (45.51%) Oracle
2 28 (15.73%) Microsoft
3 27 (15.17%) webMethods
4 22 (12.36%) Cisco
5 14 (7.87%) IBM
6 13 (7.30%) BEA
7 12 (6.74%) VMware
8 11 (6.18%) Zend
9 10 (5.62%) BMC
9 10 (5.62%) Remedy
10 9 (5.06%) Brocade
10 9 (5.06%) Juniper
11 8 (4.49%) NetApp
11 8 (4.49%) Red Hat
12 7 (3.93%) CheckPoint
12 7 (3.93%) Veritas
13 6 (3.37%) Citrix
13 6 (3.37%) Symantec
14 4 (2.25%) McAfee
14 4 (2.25%) SAP