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 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unix
England / West Midlands
Rank 53 9 37
Rank change year-on-year -44 +28  
Contract jobs citing Unix 68 267 109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.95% 9.91% 4.30%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.05% 43.56% 21.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 123 53
Median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £375 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £542 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -10.00% -  

Unix is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Contract Operating System Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 357 613 504
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 15.50% 22.75% 19.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 281 229
Median daily rate £400 £375 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +17.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £192 £136
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £513 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 47 82
Median hourly rate £14.93 £15.93 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.27% +6.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.73 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £22.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.92 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.86% +9.16%  

Unix
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing Unix as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. 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 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
Birmingham -17 19 £394 +5.00% 10
Coventry +10 16 £450 +5.88% 4
Shropshire -17 15 £500 +8.69% 5
Warwickshire 0 11 £400 -15.52% 2
Staffordshire +2 2 - -
Herefordshire - 1 £408 -
Unix
England

Unix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Unix.

1 94 (54.97%) Linux
2 72 (42.11%) Oracle
3 64 (37.43%) SQL
4 58 (33.92%) Windows
5 52 (30.41%) Java
6 37 (21.64%) Agile Software Development
7 36 (21.05%) Git (software)
8 34 (19.88%) WebLogic
9 29 (16.96%) Configuration Management
10 27 (15.79%) HTTP
11 26 (15.20%) Migration
12 25 (14.62%) webMethods
12 25 (14.62%) AIX
13 24 (14.04%) JavaScript
14 23 (13.45%) XML
14 23 (13.45%) TCP/IP
14 23 (13.45%) Jenkins
14 23 (13.45%) Oracle Database
15 22 (12.87%) Shell Script
15 22 (12.87%) Finance
16 21 (12.28%) PL/SQL
16 21 (12.28%) Continuous Integration
17 20 (11.70%) Relational Database
17 20 (11.70%) HTML
18 19 (11.11%) J2EE
18 19 (11.11%) CSS
18 19 (11.11%) Microsoft
18 19 (11.11%) Subversion
19 18 (10.53%) Apache
19 18 (10.53%) Puppet

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 34 (19.88%) WebLogic
2 18 (10.53%) Apache
3 15 (8.77%) JBoss
4 13 (7.60%) Oracle Application Server
5 11 (6.43%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 10 (5.85%) IIS
7 6 (3.51%) SAS
7 6 (3.51%) Tomcat
8 5 (2.92%) Confluence
9 4 (2.34%) MS Exchange
10 2 (1.17%) CMS
10 2 (1.17%) Documentum
10 2 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (1.17%) IBM Notes
10 2 (1.17%) OpenStack
10 2 (1.17%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2000
11 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 5.5
11 1 (0.58%) Jetty
11 1 (0.58%) Liferay
Applications
1 7 (4.09%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.51%) MS Office
3 2 (1.17%) MS Project
4 1 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.58%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (4.09%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (2.92%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (2.92%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (2.34%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.68%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.34%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (1.75%) GitHub
3 3 (1.75%) IBM PureFlex
4 2 (1.17%) IaaS
4 2 (1.17%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.17%) SaaS
5 1 (0.58%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.58%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 27 (15.79%) HTTP
2 23 (13.45%) TCP/IP
3 16 (9.36%) Firewall
4 13 (7.60%) SSL
5 10 (5.85%) VPN
6 9 (5.26%) DNS
6 9 (5.26%) SAN
7 7 (4.09%) LDAP
8 6 (3.51%) Intrusion Detection
8 6 (3.51%) WAN
9 5 (2.92%) LAN
10 4 (2.34%) Internet
10 4 (2.34%) Network Security
10 4 (2.34%) Wireless
11 3 (1.75%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (1.75%) S/MIME
12 2 (1.17%) PuTTY
12 2 (1.17%) SMTP
12 2 (1.17%) WinSCP
12 2 (1.17%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (13.45%) Oracle Database
2 20 (11.70%) Relational Database
3 14 (8.19%) Oracle Database 10g
3 14 (8.19%) Oracle Database 11g
4 12 (7.02%) SQL Server
5 10 (5.85%) Big Data
6 9 (5.26%) MySQL
6 9 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
6 9 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (4.09%) MongoDB
8 6 (3.51%) Hadoop
9 5 (2.92%) Oracle BI EE
9 5 (2.92%) Oracle Discoverer
10 4 (2.34%) Base SAS
10 4 (2.34%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (2.34%) SAS Data Integration Studio
10 4 (2.34%) SAS Enterprise Guide
11 3 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (1.75%) NoSQL
12 2 (1.17%) Impala
Development Applications
1 36 (21.05%) Git (software)
2 23 (13.45%) Jenkins
3 19 (11.11%) Subversion
4 14 (8.19%) JUnit
5 13 (7.60%) Selenium
6 12 (7.02%) Sonatype Nexus
7 10 (5.85%) ClearCase
7 10 (5.85%) ClearQuest
8 9 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
9 8 (4.68%) Apache Ivy
9 8 (4.68%) Eclipse
10 7 (4.09%) CA Gen
11 6 (3.51%) SoapUI
12 5 (2.92%) Cucumber
12 5 (2.92%) gulp
12 5 (2.92%) JIRA
12 5 (2.92%) JSHint
12 5 (2.92%) Mocha
12 5 (2.92%) PVCS
13 4 (2.34%) Maven
General
1 22 (12.87%) Finance
2 5 (2.92%) Banking
2 5 (2.92%) Retail
3 4 (2.34%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.75%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.17%) Electronics
5 2 (1.17%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.58%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 54 (31.58%) Developer
2 33 (19.30%) Analyst
3 15 (8.77%) Architect
4 10 (5.85%) Administrator
4 10 (5.85%) webMethods Developer
5 9 (5.26%) Security Analyst
5 9 (5.26%) Senior Developer
6 8 (4.68%) Java Developer
6 8 (4.68%) Project Manager
7 7 (4.09%) Technical Architect
8 6 (3.51%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 6 (3.51%) DBA
8 6 (3.51%) Node.js Developer
8 6 (3.51%) Oracle Analyst
8 6 (3.51%) Oracle DBA
8 6 (3.51%) Oracle Support Analyst
8 6 (3.51%) PHP Developer
8 6 (3.51%) Support Analyst
8 6 (3.51%) Test Analyst
8 6 (3.51%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (13.45%) XML
2 20 (11.70%) HTML
3 19 (11.11%) CSS
3 19 (11.11%) J2EE
4 15 (8.77%) SOAP
5 11 (6.43%) JSON
6 10 (5.85%) Middleware
6 10 (5.85%) Node.js
6 10 (5.85%) REST
6 10 (5.85%) Web Services
7 9 (5.26%) SAML
8 8 (4.68%) HTML5
9 7 (4.09%) RESTful
10 6 (3.51%) EDIFACT
11 5 (2.92%) CSS3
11 5 (2.92%) Express
11 5 (2.92%) Spring
11 5 (2.92%) XSLT
12 4 (2.34%) Akka
12 4 (2.34%) Mustache
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.36%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (8.19%) Management Information System
3 11 (6.43%) Data Centre
4 10 (5.85%) Linux Command Line
5 7 (4.09%) DataPower
6 6 (3.51%) Computer Science
7 4 (2.34%) Mainframe
7 4 (2.34%) Mobile App
7 4 (2.34%) Security Operations Centre
8 3 (1.75%) Credit Risk
9 2 (1.17%) PKI
10 1 (0.58%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.58%) Clustering
10 1 (0.58%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.58%) HP Storage
10 1 (0.58%) IVR
10 1 (0.58%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.58%) Replication
10 1 (0.58%) SWIFT
10 1 (0.58%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 94 (54.97%) Linux
2 58 (33.92%) Windows
3 25 (14.62%) AIX
4 18 (10.53%) Windows Server
5 15 (8.77%) Mac OS X
6 8 (4.68%) Apple iOS
7 7 (4.09%) HPUX
7 7 (4.09%) Solaris
8 5 (2.92%) Ubuntu
9 2 (1.17%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.58%) Debian
10 1 (0.58%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.58%) SUSE
10 1 (0.58%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.58%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (21.64%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (16.96%) Configuration Management
3 26 (15.20%) Migration
4 21 (12.28%) Continuous Integration
5 16 (9.36%) Business Intelligence
5 16 (9.36%) Cybersecurity
5 16 (9.36%) DevOps
5 16 (9.36%) Identity Access Management
6 14 (8.19%) OO
7 13 (7.60%) Scrum
7 13 (7.60%) Stakeholder Management
8 12 (7.02%) Problem Management
8 12 (7.02%) Waterfall
9 11 (6.43%) ITIL
9 11 (6.43%) Mentoring
9 11 (6.43%) Test Strategy
9 11 (6.43%) Web Development
10 10 (5.85%) Incident Management
10 10 (5.85%) Information Security
10 10 (5.85%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 64 (37.43%) SQL
2 52 (30.41%) Java
3 24 (14.04%) JavaScript
4 22 (12.87%) Shell Script
5 21 (12.28%) PL/SQL
6 10 (5.85%) Perl
7 9 (5.26%) PHP
7 9 (5.26%) Python
8 7 (4.09%) Scala
9 5 (2.92%) ECMAScript
10 4 (2.34%) Ruby
11 3 (1.75%) C#
12 2 (1.17%) Korn
12 2 (1.17%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.58%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.58%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 14 (8.19%) Security Cleared
2 11 (6.43%) Degree
3 7 (4.09%) SC Cleared
4 6 (3.51%) BPSS Clearance
4 6 (3.51%) CCNA
4 6 (3.51%) CCSA
4 6 (3.51%) CEH
4 6 (3.51%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (3.51%) GCFA
4 6 (3.51%) GCIH
4 6 (3.51%) MCP
5 5 (2.92%) ISEB
6 4 (2.34%) ISTQB
6 4 (2.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (1.75%) OCP
7 3 (1.75%) Oracle Certification
7 3 (1.75%) RHCE
8 1 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.58%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.58%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (2.34%) SLA
2 3 (1.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.58%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.58%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.58%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.58%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.58%) QA
3 1 (0.58%) SEPA
System Software
1 9 (5.26%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.51%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (2.92%) VMware ESX
5 4 (2.34%) Docker
5 4 (2.34%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (2.34%) Sendmail
6 3 (1.75%) Hyper-V
7 2 (1.17%) Postfix
8 1 (0.58%) Samba
8 1 (0.58%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.58%) Tivoli Directory Server
8 1 (0.58%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (0.58%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.58%) vSphere
8 1 (0.58%) Xen
8 1 (0.58%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 18 (10.53%) Puppet
2 12 (7.02%) Ansible
3 11 (6.43%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (5.26%) Oracle Identity Management
4 9 (5.26%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 6 (3.51%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 4 (2.34%) BMC PATROL
6 4 (2.34%) Data Guard
7 3 (1.75%) HP Data Protector
7 3 (1.75%) Nexpose
7 3 (1.75%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.58%) Cobbler
8 1 (0.58%) Control-M
8 1 (0.58%) Kibana
8 1 (0.58%) logstash
8 1 (0.58%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.58%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 72 (42.11%) Oracle
2 25 (14.62%) webMethods
3 19 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 16 (9.36%) IBM
5 10 (5.85%) Pega
5 10 (5.85%) VMware
6 9 (5.26%) Cisco
7 8 (4.68%) Red Hat
8 7 (4.09%) HP
9 6 (3.51%) BEA
9 6 (3.51%) Informatica
10 5 (2.92%) BMC
10 5 (2.92%) SAP
10 5 (2.92%) Teradata
11 4 (2.34%) CheckPoint
11 4 (2.34%) NetApp
11 4 (2.34%) WSO2
12 3 (1.75%) GFI Software
12 3 (1.75%) LogRhythm
12 3 (1.75%) Rapid7
Telford, Shropshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £495 - £496.15 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago