Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 44 52 38
Rank change year-on-year +8 -14 +26
Contract jobs citing Unix 209 159 282
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.08% 3.53% 4.52%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.13% 19.02% 25.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 105 158
West Midlands median daily rate £423 £463 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.65% +6.32% +16.00%
10th Percentile £289 £306 £315
90th Percentile £575 £575 £516
England median daily rate £500 £475 £425
% change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £19.50 £14.41 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.37% - -
England median hourly rate £29.50 £29.00 £32.66
% change year-on-year +1.72% -11.19% -11.74%

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 1,038 836 1,113
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 20.28% 18.58% 17.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 537 500 587
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £370 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% -6.33% +17.04%
10th Percentile £130 £169 £175
90th Percentile £538 £558 £519
England median daily rate £438 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +2.94% +3.66% +5.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 76 92
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £14.22 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.00% +5.30% -6.90%
10th Percentile £10.89 £10.63 £10.03
90th Percentile £21.20 £29.75 £36.50
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% +0.46%

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 21 September 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 21 September 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 21 September 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 -9 120 £400 -25.23% 9
Birmingham -7 24 £440 +40.80% 12
Warwickshire +12 21 £513 +64.00% 6
Coventry -8 9 £538 +34.38% 5
Solihull -9 6 - - 1
Worcestershire -6 5 £406 +8.33% 2
Staffordshire -4 4 £365 -2.67% 5
Dudley +6 2 £98 -
Wolverhampton -5 2 - -
Kingswinford +1 1 - -
Unix
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 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.

1 136 (65.07%) SQL
2 118 (56.46%) Oracle
3 112 (53.59%) Java
4 109 (52.15%) Windows
5 80 (38.28%) XML
6 79 (37.80%) WebLogic
7 75 (35.89%) Agile Software Development
8 73 (34.93%) Linux
9 58 (27.75%) webMethods
10 52 (24.88%) ISEB
10 52 (24.88%) Test Scripting
11 49 (23.44%) ISTQB
12 47 (22.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 46 (22.01%) Customer Requirements
14 39 (18.66%) Problem-Solving
14 39 (18.66%) Test Strategy
14 39 (18.66%) Test Automation
15 38 (18.18%) PL/SQL
16 36 (17.22%) Configuration Management
17 35 (16.75%) DevOps
18 34 (16.27%) J2EE
19 33 (15.79%) Microservices
19 33 (15.79%) Git (software)
20 32 (15.31%) Shell Script
21 31 (14.83%) Toad
21 31 (14.83%) JavaScript
21 31 (14.83%) OO
21 31 (14.83%) Docker
22 30 (14.35%) HTML
23 28 (13.40%) CSS

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 79 (37.80%) WebLogic
2 23 (11.00%) Confluence
3 19 (9.09%) Apache
4 12 (5.74%) JBoss
5 8 (3.83%) Tomcat
6 6 (2.87%) nginx
7 3 (1.44%) Mule
7 3 (1.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (1.44%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (0.96%) Documentum
8 2 (0.96%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.96%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.96%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 9 (4.31%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.44%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 13 (6.22%) Remedy ITSM
2 8 (3.83%) SAP FI-CA
2 8 (3.83%) SAP PSCD
3 3 (1.44%) Magento
3 3 (1.44%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.96%) ENOVIA
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (2.87%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (2.87%) GitHub
2 6 (2.87%) Google Analytics
3 5 (2.39%) Office 365
4 3 (1.44%) IaaS
4 3 (1.44%) PaaS
4 3 (1.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (8.61%) SSL
2 17 (8.13%) Firewall
3 16 (7.66%) Network Security
3 16 (7.66%) TCP/IP
4 15 (7.18%) HTTP
4 15 (7.18%) LAN
5 13 (6.22%) SAN
5 13 (6.22%) WAN
6 12 (5.74%) Internet
7 11 (5.26%) MPLS
8 7 (3.35%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (3.35%) VoIP
8 7 (3.35%) Wi-Fi
9 6 (2.87%) DSL
9 6 (2.87%) SNMP
9 6 (2.87%) VPN
10 5 (2.39%) VLAN
11 4 (1.91%) Wireless
12 3 (1.44%) DNS
12 3 (1.44%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (10.05%) MongoDB
2 12 (5.74%) Relational Database
3 11 (5.26%) Oracle Database
4 10 (4.78%) NoSQL
4 10 (4.78%) SQL Server
5 9 (4.31%) Oracle Database 11g
5 9 (4.31%) Oracle Database 12c
5 9 (4.31%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (3.83%) BusinessObjects
6 8 (3.83%) MySQL
7 4 (1.91%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (1.44%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (1.44%) Oracle OWB
8 3 (1.44%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.48%) Apache Hive
10 1 (0.48%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 33 (15.79%) Git (software)
2 31 (14.83%) Toad
3 25 (11.96%) Jenkins
4 19 (9.09%) JIRA
5 17 (8.13%) Selenium
6 15 (7.18%) Bitbucket
7 12 (5.74%) SoapUI
8 11 (5.26%) Cucumber
8 11 (5.26%) JUnit
8 11 (5.26%) Subversion
9 10 (4.78%) Eclipse
10 9 (4.31%) Gatling
10 9 (4.31%) IntelliJ
10 9 (4.31%) Visual Studio
11 7 (3.35%) Maven
11 7 (3.35%) PHPUnit
12 6 (2.87%) Grunt
12 6 (2.87%) gulp
12 6 (2.87%) Karma Test Runner
12 6 (2.87%) Sublime Text
General
1 14 (6.70%) Telecoms
2 7 (3.35%) Finance
3 5 (2.39%) Automotive
4 3 (1.44%) Retail
5 2 (0.96%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 66 (31.58%) Developer
2 63 (30.14%) Analyst
3 52 (24.88%) Test Analyst
4 21 (10.05%) Architect
5 13 (6.22%) Java Developer
6 11 (5.26%) Tester
7 8 (3.83%) Security Architect
8 7 (3.35%) Applications Developer
8 7 (3.35%) Mainframe Developer
8 7 (3.35%) Remedy Developer
8 7 (3.35%) SAP Analyst
8 7 (3.35%) SAP Test Analyst
8 7 (3.35%) Technical Architect
9 6 (2.87%) COBOL Developer
9 6 (2.87%) Network Engineer
9 6 (2.87%) PL/SQL Developer
9 6 (2.87%) Senior Developer
9 6 (2.87%) Software Engineer
9 6 (2.87%) Solutions Architect
9 6 (2.87%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (38.28%) XML
2 34 (16.27%) J2EE
3 30 (14.35%) HTML
4 28 (13.40%) CSS
5 25 (11.96%) SOAP
6 23 (11.00%) REST
7 19 (9.09%) JSON
7 19 (9.09%) Spring
8 14 (6.70%) Hibernate
9 13 (6.22%) Middleware
10 12 (5.74%) EJB
11 11 (5.26%) RabbitMQ
11 11 (5.26%) Web Services
12 10 (4.78%) Play Framework
13 9 (4.31%) Gherkin
13 9 (4.31%) HTML5
13 9 (4.31%) J2SE
14 7 (3.35%) WSDL
14 7 (3.35%) XSD
14 7 (3.35%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.18%) Mainframe
2 13 (6.22%) Mobile App
3 11 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (3.83%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.87%) Data Centre
5 6 (2.87%) PKI
6 5 (2.39%) N-Tier
7 4 (1.91%) Algorithms
7 4 (1.91%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 4 (1.91%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.96%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.96%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (0.96%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.96%) Robotics
9 2 (0.96%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 109 (52.15%) Windows
2 73 (34.93%) Linux
3 20 (9.57%) Mac OS X
4 14 (6.70%) VME
5 11 (5.26%) Solaris
6 7 (3.35%) Windows Server
7 6 (2.87%) Ubuntu
8 4 (1.91%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (1.44%) AIX
9 3 (1.44%) Apple iOS
9 3 (1.44%) HPUX
9 3 (1.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (1.44%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.96%) Android
10 2 (0.96%) MVS
10 2 (0.96%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.96%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (35.89%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (24.88%) Test Scripting
3 46 (22.01%) Customer Requirements
4 39 (18.66%) Problem-Solving
4 39 (18.66%) Test Automation
4 39 (18.66%) Test Strategy
5 36 (17.22%) Configuration Management
6 35 (16.75%) DevOps
7 33 (15.79%) Microservices
8 31 (14.83%) OO
9 27 (12.92%) Process Improvement
10 26 (12.44%) Scrum
11 24 (11.48%) Integration Testing
12 23 (11.00%) Continuous Integration
13 22 (10.53%) Open Source
14 20 (9.57%) Change Management
14 20 (9.57%) Problem Management
15 18 (8.61%) Analytics
15 18 (8.61%) ITIL
16 17 (8.13%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 136 (65.07%) SQL
2 112 (53.59%) Java
3 38 (18.18%) PL/SQL
4 32 (15.31%) Shell Script
5 31 (14.83%) JavaScript
6 24 (11.48%) Perl
7 17 (8.13%) Python
8 14 (6.70%) PHP
9 13 (6.22%) Groovy
10 12 (5.74%) C#
11 10 (4.78%) Scala
12 9 (4.31%) COBOL
12 9 (4.31%) PowerShell
13 7 (3.35%) Ruby
14 6 (2.87%) C++
14 6 (2.87%) Haskell
15 5 (2.39%) ANSI SQL
15 5 (2.39%) Bash Shell
15 5 (2.39%) Java 8
16 4 (1.91%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 52 (24.88%) ISEB
2 49 (23.44%) ISTQB
3 47 (22.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 21 (10.05%) Security Cleared
5 20 (9.57%) SC Cleared
6 16 (7.66%) Degree
7 12 (5.74%) Computer Science Degree
8 11 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (4.78%) CCNA
10 8 (3.83%) CISSP
11 6 (2.87%) SANS
12 5 (2.39%) CCNP
13 3 (1.44%) ISEB Practitioner
13 3 (1.44%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (0.96%) A+ Certification
15 1 (0.48%) CISM
15 1 (0.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
15 1 (0.48%) Oracle Certification
15 1 (0.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.35%) QA
2 5 (2.39%) GDPR
3 4 (1.91%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.44%) SLA
5 1 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 31 (14.83%) Docker
2 10 (4.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.39%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.39%) NFS
4 3 (1.44%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 2 (0.96%) iptables
5 2 (0.96%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.96%) Postfix
5 2 (0.96%) Samba
5 2 (0.96%) Squid
5 2 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.96%) XenApp
6 1 (0.48%) HDFS
6 1 (0.48%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.48%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 15 (7.18%) Puppet
2 10 (4.78%) Ansible
3 9 (4.31%) Nessus
4 6 (2.87%) Grafana
4 6 (2.87%) Kibana
5 4 (1.91%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (1.91%) SELinux
6 3 (1.44%) Oracle ZFS
7 2 (0.96%) Cisco UCCX
7 2 (0.96%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
7 2 (0.96%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (0.96%) Simpana
7 2 (0.96%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.48%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 1 (0.48%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.48%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.48%) Nmap
8 1 (0.48%) Terraform
Vendors
1 118 (56.46%) Oracle
2 58 (27.75%) webMethods
3 21 (10.05%) BEA
4 19 (9.09%) Cisco
5 16 (7.66%) Remedy
6 15 (7.18%) Microsoft
6 15 (7.18%) SAP
7 13 (6.22%) BMC
8 11 (5.26%) VMware
9 8 (3.83%) IBM
10 7 (3.35%) Citrix
10 7 (3.35%) Zend
11 6 (2.87%) Brocade
11 6 (2.87%) Google
11 6 (2.87%) Juniper
12 5 (2.39%) Adobe
12 5 (2.39%) ArcSight
12 5 (2.39%) HP
12 5 (2.39%) Pega
12 5 (2.39%) WSO2