Period
to 19 April 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 19 April 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
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 57 49 15
Rank change year-on-year -8 -34 +18
Contract jobs citing Unix 156 156 419
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.27% 3.33% 7.96%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.75% 21.58% 37.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 96 192
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £313 £313 £325
90th Percentile £533 £550 £569
England median daily rate £500 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +11.11% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.75 £17.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +110.29% - -
England median hourly rate £32.50 £40.00 £34.25
% change year-on-year -18.75% +16.79% +14.17%

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 832 723 1,104
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 17.45% 15.44% 20.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 489 397 494
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £375 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.85% +20.00%
10th Percentile £161 £123 £177
90th Percentile £550 £525 £530
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 87 102
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £13.79
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +8.81% -1.54%
10th Percentile £9.45 £10.50 £10.35
90th Percentile £43.60 £26.00 £23.68
England median hourly rate £17.00 £16.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year +1.49% -1.47% +6.25%

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 19 April 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 19 April 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 19 April 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
Birmingham -3 48 £475 +24.59% 7
Shropshire -18 38 £400 -15.79% 3
Solihull +7 19 £375 -31.82% 3
Warwickshire -4 19 £475 +26.67% 3
Coventry -15 8 £488 +8.33% 5
Worcestershire -4 6 £375 +3.45% 5
Kingswinford 0 3 £375 +20.97%
Walsall - 3 £363 -
Staffordshire +4 1 £150 - 6
Unix
England

For the 6 months to 19 April 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 83 (53.21%) Oracle
2 73 (46.79%) Linux
3 60 (38.46%) SQL
4 58 (37.18%) Windows
5 40 (25.64%) Shell Script
6 39 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
7 38 (24.36%) Test Automation
8 34 (21.79%) ITIL
9 32 (20.51%) Java
10 31 (19.87%) DevOps
11 28 (17.95%) Security Cleared
12 25 (16.03%) Git (software)
12 25 (16.03%) SC Cleared
12 25 (16.03%) Selenium
12 25 (16.03%) Microsoft
12 25 (16.03%) SAN
12 25 (16.03%) Python
13 23 (14.74%) WebLogic
14 22 (14.10%) Migration
14 22 (14.10%) Continuous Integration
15 21 (13.46%) Jenkins
16 20 (12.82%) Network Security
16 20 (12.82%) Configuration Management
17 19 (12.18%) Continuous Deployment
18 18 (11.54%) Perl
18 18 (11.54%) Solaris
18 18 (11.54%) SDLC
19 17 (10.90%) PowerShell
19 17 (10.90%) C#
19 17 (10.90%) Management Information System

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 23 (14.74%) WebLogic
2 11 (7.05%) Confluence
2 11 (7.05%) Tomcat
3 10 (6.41%) Apache
4 9 (5.77%) JBoss
5 8 (5.13%) IIS
6 6 (3.85%) MS Exchange
7 4 (2.56%) SAS
7 4 (2.56%) WebSphere
8 3 (1.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (1.28%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 1 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.64%) nginx
10 1 (0.64%) Oracle Application Server
10 1 (0.64%) Oracle Service Bus
10 1 (0.64%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 10 (6.41%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.92%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.64%) EngageOne
4 1 (0.64%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 14 (8.97%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (6.41%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (5.13%) Oracle Applications
3 8 (5.13%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.64%) ENOVIA
Cloud Services
1 15 (9.62%) Amazon AWS
1 15 (9.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (7.05%) AWS CloudFormation
3 7 (4.49%) Slack
4 6 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.92%) Office 365
6 1 (0.64%) GitHub
6 1 (0.64%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.64%) IBM PureFlex
6 1 (0.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (16.03%) SAN
2 20 (12.82%) Network Security
3 15 (9.62%) Firewall
4 11 (7.05%) LAN
4 11 (7.05%) MPLS
4 11 (7.05%) SNMP
4 11 (7.05%) VLAN
4 11 (7.05%) WAN
5 6 (3.85%) HTTP
6 5 (3.21%) Intrusion Detection
7 4 (2.56%) DSL
7 4 (2.56%) SMS
8 3 (1.92%) Internet
8 3 (1.92%) SSL
9 2 (1.28%) Fibre Channel
10 1 (0.64%) NAS
10 1 (0.64%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (9.62%) Oracle BI EE
2 14 (8.97%) Relational Database
3 11 (7.05%) Oracle Database
4 8 (5.13%) Oracle Reports
5 7 (4.49%) Hadoop
6 6 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (3.85%) RDBMS
6 6 (3.85%) SQL Server
7 4 (2.56%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (2.56%) MySQL
8 3 (1.92%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (1.92%) Oracle ODI
8 3 (1.92%) Oracle OWB
9 2 (1.28%) Big Data
9 2 (1.28%) DB2
9 2 (1.28%) MongoDB
9 2 (1.28%) Oracle Database 12c
10 1 (0.64%) Neo4j
10 1 (0.64%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.64%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 25 (16.03%) Git (software)
1 25 (16.03%) Selenium
2 21 (13.46%) Jenkins
3 14 (8.97%) Subversion
3 14 (8.97%) Visual Studio
4 12 (7.69%) WebDriver
5 11 (7.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 11 (7.05%) GitLab
5 11 (7.05%) JIRA
5 11 (7.05%) TeamCity
6 10 (6.41%) JMeter
6 10 (6.41%) TestRail
7 9 (5.77%) SpecFlow
8 7 (4.49%) Toad
9 6 (3.85%) Visual Studio Team System
10 5 (3.21%) Oracle APEX
10 5 (3.21%) PHPUnit
11 4 (2.56%) CA Gen
11 4 (2.56%) SoapUI
12 1 (0.64%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 10 (6.41%) Finance
2 5 (3.21%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.56%) Retail
4 3 (1.92%) Banking
5 1 (0.64%) Automotive
5 1 (0.64%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.64%) Publishing
5 1 (0.64%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (19.87%) Analyst
2 30 (19.23%) Architect
3 22 (14.10%) Developer
4 15 (9.62%) Test Analyst
5 11 (7.05%) Security Architect
6 9 (5.77%) Administrator
6 9 (5.77%) DBA
6 9 (5.77%) Oracle DBA
7 8 (5.13%) AIX Engineer
7 8 (5.13%) Automation Tester
7 8 (5.13%) Consultant
7 8 (5.13%) Tester
8 6 (3.85%) Automation Test Analyst
8 6 (3.85%) AWS DevOps
8 6 (3.85%) DevOps Engineer
8 6 (3.85%) Oracle Applications DBA
8 6 (3.85%) Software Engineer
8 6 (3.85%) Support Analyst
8 6 (3.85%) Technical Architect
8 6 (3.85%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (9.62%) XML
2 13 (8.33%) JSON
3 10 (6.41%) Gherkin
3 10 (6.41%) Middleware
4 9 (5.77%) REST
5 8 (5.13%) HTML
6 7 (4.49%) J2EE
6 7 (4.49%) MFC
6 7 (4.49%) SOAP
7 6 (3.85%) CSS
8 5 (3.21%) Doctrine
8 5 (3.21%) Spring
8 5 (3.21%) Symfony
9 4 (2.56%) .NET
9 4 (2.56%) Behat
9 4 (2.56%) Web Services
10 3 (1.92%) Hibernate
10 3 (1.92%) Node.js
10 3 (1.92%) Play Framework
10 3 (1.92%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.90%) Management Information System
2 10 (6.41%) Data Centre
2 10 (6.41%) Linux Command Line
2 10 (6.41%) PKI
3 8 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.85%) Algorithms
4 6 (3.85%) DataPower
4 6 (3.85%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 6 (3.85%) Hybrid Cloud
5 5 (3.21%) Enterprise Cloud
5 5 (3.21%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.28%) Cyberattack
6 2 (1.28%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.28%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.28%) Robotics
6 2 (1.28%) SCADA
6 2 (1.28%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.28%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.64%) EMC Centera
7 1 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 73 (46.79%) Linux
2 58 (37.18%) Windows
3 18 (11.54%) Solaris
4 14 (8.97%) Mac OS X
5 12 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (7.05%) AIX
7 8 (5.13%) Windows Server
8 5 (3.21%) HPUX
8 5 (3.21%) SUSE
9 4 (2.56%) Oracle Linux
10 3 (1.92%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.28%) Android
11 2 (1.28%) zOS
12 1 (0.64%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.64%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.64%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.64%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (24.36%) Test Automation
3 34 (21.79%) ITIL
4 31 (19.87%) DevOps
5 22 (14.10%) Continuous Integration
5 22 (14.10%) Migration
6 20 (12.82%) Configuration Management
7 19 (12.18%) Continuous Deployment
8 18 (11.54%) SDLC
9 16 (10.26%) Information Security
9 16 (10.26%) SIEM
10 15 (9.62%) Performance Tuning
11 14 (8.97%) BDD
11 14 (8.97%) Identity Management
11 14 (8.97%) Mentoring
12 13 (8.33%) Cybersecurity
13 12 (7.69%) Data Loss Prevention
13 12 (7.69%) Open Source
13 12 (7.69%) Risk Management
13 12 (7.69%) Security Hardening
Programming Languages
1 60 (38.46%) SQL
2 40 (25.64%) Shell Script
3 32 (20.51%) Java
4 25 (16.03%) Python
5 18 (11.54%) Perl
6 17 (10.90%) C#
6 17 (10.90%) PowerShell
7 13 (8.33%) JavaScript
8 11 (7.05%) PL/SQL
9 8 (5.13%) C
9 8 (5.13%) C++
10 7 (4.49%) Ruby
11 6 (3.85%) Assembly Language
11 6 (3.85%) Embedded C++
11 6 (3.85%) MATLAB
11 6 (3.85%) VBA
12 5 (3.21%) Bash Shell
12 5 (3.21%) PHP
12 5 (3.21%) VB
13 4 (2.56%) Scala
Qualifications
1 28 (17.95%) Security Cleared
2 25 (16.03%) SC Cleared
3 15 (9.62%) CISSP
4 12 (7.69%) CCNA
4 12 (7.69%) CCNP
4 12 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (7.69%) Degree
5 11 (7.05%) SANS
6 8 (5.13%) ISEB
7 5 (3.21%) ISTQB
7 5 (3.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (1.92%) CISM
8 3 (1.92%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (1.28%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (1.28%) CCIE
9 2 (1.28%) CCIE Security
9 2 (1.28%) CEH
9 2 (1.28%) GCIA
9 2 (1.28%) GIAC
9 2 (1.28%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.69%) GDPR
2 3 (1.92%) QA
2 3 (1.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (1.92%) SLA
3 2 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.64%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.64%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.64%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (0.64%) NIST 800
4 1 (0.64%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (6.41%) Docker
2 8 (5.13%) Active Directory
2 8 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.85%) NFS
3 6 (3.85%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (1.92%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.28%) RACF
5 2 (1.28%) Snort
5 2 (1.28%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (0.64%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 14 (8.97%) Ansible
2 13 (8.33%) Puppet
3 11 (7.05%) Graylog
3 11 (7.05%) logstash
3 11 (7.05%) Nagios
3 11 (7.05%) Tivoli
4 10 (6.41%) Automic
4 10 (6.41%) Rundeck
5 8 (5.13%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (5.13%) Single Sign-On
6 7 (4.49%) NetBackup
6 7 (4.49%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 7 (4.49%) Oracle RMAN
7 6 (3.85%) Data Guard
7 6 (3.85%) SELinux
8 4 (2.56%) BladeLogic
9 3 (1.92%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (1.92%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 2 (1.28%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 2 (1.28%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 83 (53.21%) Oracle
2 25 (16.03%) Microsoft
3 16 (10.26%) webMethods
4 14 (8.97%) IBM
5 11 (7.05%) Red Hat
5 11 (7.05%) Splunk
6 10 (6.41%) CA
6 10 (6.41%) Micro Focus
6 10 (6.41%) Serena
6 10 (6.41%) VMware
7 7 (4.49%) NetApp
8 6 (3.85%) Cisco
8 6 (3.85%) HP
8 6 (3.85%) Teradata
9 5 (3.21%) Veritas
9 5 (3.21%) Zend
10 4 (2.56%) Brocade
10 4 (2.56%) Informatica
10 4 (2.56%) Pega
10 4 (2.56%) Tripwire