Period
to 16 February 2020

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 16 February 2020 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
16 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 41 47 61
Rank change year-on-year +6 +14 -15
Contract jobs citing Unix 145 227 161
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.66% 4.58% 3.36%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.34% 23.02% 18.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 112 71
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -6.98%
10th Percentile £249 £321 £300
90th Percentile £509 £538 £538
England median daily rate £475 £490 £500
% change year-on-year -3.06% -2.00% +13.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
West Midlands median hourly rate - £32.00 £14.41
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +122.15% -
England median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year +14.29% +7.69% -9.72%

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 713 986 887
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 22.90% 19.88% 18.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 413 549 502
West Midlands median daily rate £380 £375 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.33% +2.04% -5.16%
10th Percentile £133 £146 £155
90th Percentile £574 £538 £550
England median daily rate £415 £430 £425
% change year-on-year -3.49% +1.18% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 71 86
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £15.85 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +9.31% -3.09%
10th Percentile £12.05 £11.00 £10.21
90th Percentile £20.98 £21.75 £42.63
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.25 £17.43
% change year-on-year +1.45% -1.03% +5.64%

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 16 February 2020.

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 16 February 2020. 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 +12 101 £425 +7.59% 16
Coventry +26 21 £325 -40.91% 6
Birmingham -1 9 £450 +12.50% 21
Warwickshire +2 3 £389 -25.95% 2
Herefordshire - 3 £275 - 1
West Bromwich - 2 £444 -
Unix
England

For the 6 months to 16 February 2020, 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 95 (65.52%) Java
2 88 (60.69%) SQL
2 88 (60.69%) Oracle
3 64 (44.14%) XML
4 58 (40.00%) Windows
5 53 (36.55%) WebLogic
5 53 (36.55%) Test Automation
6 42 (28.97%) Microsoft
6 42 (28.97%) Agile Software Development
7 41 (28.28%) webMethods
8 40 (27.59%) Stakeholder Management
9 36 (24.83%) Azure
10 35 (24.14%) Security Cleared
10 35 (24.14%) Shell Script
10 35 (24.14%) Test Strategy
11 34 (23.45%) PL/SQL
12 33 (22.76%) Process Improvement
12 33 (22.76%) Docker
13 32 (22.07%) DevOps
13 32 (22.07%) JSON
14 31 (21.38%) JIRA
15 30 (20.69%) SC Cleared
15 30 (20.69%) Confluence
15 30 (20.69%) REST
15 30 (20.69%) Public Sector
16 29 (20.00%) Linux
17 28 (19.31%) SQL Server
17 28 (19.31%) Configuration Management
17 28 (19.31%) Git (software)
18 26 (17.93%) Active Directory

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 53 (36.55%) WebLogic
2 30 (20.69%) Confluence
3 13 (8.97%) SAS
4 7 (4.83%) MS Exchange
5 6 (4.14%) Apache
6 5 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2000
7 4 (2.76%) nginx
8 3 (2.07%) JBoss
8 3 (2.07%) Tomcat
9 2 (1.38%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.69%) IIS
10 1 (0.69%) NetWeaver
10 1 (0.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.69%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 15 (10.34%) Microsoft Project
2 7 (4.83%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (4.83%) assyst
2 4 (2.76%) SAP FI-CA
2 4 (2.76%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 36 (24.83%) Azure
2 23 (15.86%) AWS
3 16 (11.03%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (5.52%) Power Platform
5 7 (4.83%) PaaS
6 3 (2.07%) GitHub
6 3 (2.07%) SaaS
7 2 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.38%) GCP
7 2 (1.38%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.21%) DNS
2 6 (4.14%) DHCP
2 6 (4.14%) FTP
3 5 (3.45%) HTTP
3 5 (3.45%) SAN
3 5 (3.45%) WAN
3 5 (3.45%) X.500
4 4 (2.76%) TCP/IP
5 3 (2.07%) SSL
6 2 (1.38%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.69%) Firewall
7 1 (0.69%) IPsec
7 1 (0.69%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.69%) LAN
7 1 (0.69%) Skype
7 1 (0.69%) VLAN
7 1 (0.69%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (19.31%) SQL Server
2 21 (14.48%) Oracle Database
3 18 (12.41%) MongoDB
4 17 (11.72%) Pentaho
5 12 (8.28%) Data Warehouse
5 12 (8.28%) NoSQL
6 11 (7.59%) Hadoop
7 10 (6.90%) MySQL
7 10 (6.90%) PostgreSQL
8 9 (6.21%) Oracle OWB
9 8 (5.52%) Amazon Redshift
9 8 (5.52%) BusinessObjects
9 8 (5.52%) Power BI
10 7 (4.83%) Oracle Database 12c
11 4 (2.76%) Big Data
11 4 (2.76%) BusinessObjects XI
11 4 (2.76%) SAS EBI
12 3 (2.07%) Apache Hive
12 3 (2.07%) Azure SQL Database
13 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 31 (21.38%) JIRA
2 28 (19.31%) Git (software)
3 25 (17.24%) Bitbucket
4 19 (13.10%) Cucumber
5 18 (12.41%) Maven
6 16 (11.03%) JUnit
7 15 (10.34%) Jenkins
8 14 (9.66%) Selenium
9 11 (7.59%) Mockito
10 10 (6.90%) CA Gen
10 10 (6.90%) Gradle
11 8 (5.52%) Artifactory
12 6 (4.14%) Gatling
12 6 (4.14%) GitLab
13 4 (2.76%) Toad
14 3 (2.07%) Eclipse
14 3 (2.07%) IntelliJ
14 3 (2.07%) Spock
14 3 (2.07%) Travis CI
14 3 (2.07%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 30 (20.69%) Public Sector
2 2 (1.38%) Automotive
2 2 (1.38%) Manufacturing
2 2 (1.38%) Military
3 1 (0.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 49 (33.79%) Developer
2 19 (13.10%) Java Developer
3 17 (11.72%) Test Manager
4 15 (10.34%) Azure Developer
5 14 (9.66%) Analyst
5 14 (9.66%) Senior Developer
6 12 (8.28%) DBA
6 12 (8.28%) Test Analyst
7 11 (7.59%) Oracle DBA
8 10 (6.90%) Support Engineer
9 9 (6.21%) SC Cleared DBA
10 7 (4.83%) Tester
11 6 (4.14%) Administrator
11 6 (4.14%) Automation Tester
11 6 (4.14%) Node.js Developer
11 6 (4.14%) Platform Engineer
11 6 (4.14%) Software Developer
12 5 (3.45%) 2nd Line Support
12 5 (3.45%) DevOps Engineer
12 5 (3.45%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (44.14%) XML
2 32 (22.07%) JSON
3 30 (20.69%) REST
4 25 (17.24%) J2EE
5 21 (14.48%) Node.js
6 19 (13.10%) SOAP
7 17 (11.72%) HTML
7 17 (11.72%) LDAP
7 17 (11.72%) OpenID
7 17 (11.72%) SAML
8 16 (11.03%) Spring
9 15 (10.34%) CSS
10 13 (8.97%) Spring Boot
11 12 (8.28%) Gherkin
12 10 (6.90%) .NET
12 10 (6.90%) WireMock
13 9 (6.21%) ASP.NET
14 6 (4.14%) ASP.NET MVC
14 6 (4.14%) Oracle GoldenGate
15 5 (3.45%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.72%) PKI
2 4 (2.76%) Robotics
3 2 (1.38%) Data Centre
4 1 (0.69%) Mainframe
4 1 (0.69%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.69%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 58 (40.00%) Windows
2 29 (20.00%) Linux
3 7 (4.83%) Windows Server
4 5 (3.45%) Ubuntu
4 5 (3.45%) Windows 2000 Server
5 3 (2.07%) AIX
5 3 (2.07%) CentOS
5 3 (2.07%) Mac OS
5 3 (2.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.38%) Solaris
7 1 (0.69%) Debian
7 1 (0.69%) HPUX
7 1 (0.69%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.69%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (36.55%) Test Automation
2 42 (28.97%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (27.59%) Stakeholder Management
4 35 (24.14%) Test Strategy
5 33 (22.76%) Process Improvement
6 32 (22.07%) DevOps
7 28 (19.31%) Configuration Management
8 26 (17.93%) Microservices
9 25 (17.24%) Data Modelling
9 25 (17.24%) Problem Management
10 22 (15.17%) Continuous Integration
11 21 (14.48%) Mentoring
12 19 (13.10%) Analytics
13 18 (12.41%) Test Scripting
14 17 (11.72%) Change Control
14 17 (11.72%) Customer Requirements
14 17 (11.72%) Data Analytics
14 17 (11.72%) Identity Access Management
14 17 (11.72%) Software Engineering
15 15 (10.34%) Planning and Forecasting
Programming Languages
1 95 (65.52%) Java
2 88 (60.69%) SQL
3 35 (24.14%) Shell Script
4 34 (23.45%) PL/SQL
5 22 (15.17%) Bash Shell
6 19 (13.10%) PowerShell
7 17 (11.72%) JavaScript
8 12 (8.28%) Perl
9 11 (7.59%) C#
10 8 (5.52%) Python
11 6 (4.14%) Scala
11 6 (4.14%) VB
11 6 (4.14%) VB6
12 5 (3.45%) Ruby
13 4 (2.76%) Java 8
14 3 (2.07%) C
14 3 (2.07%) ES6
15 2 (1.38%) Groovy
15 2 (1.38%) Haskell
16 1 (0.69%) PHP
Qualifications
1 35 (24.14%) Security Cleared
2 30 (20.69%) SC Cleared
3 24 (16.55%) ISEB
4 16 (11.03%) ISTQB
5 15 (10.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 9 (6.21%) ISEB Practitioner
7 4 (2.76%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.69%) CCNA
8 1 (0.69%) CISA
8 1 (0.69%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.69%) CISM
8 1 (0.69%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.69%) Degree
8 1 (0.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.69%) MCSE
8 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.07%) QA
2 1 (0.69%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (22.76%) Docker
2 26 (17.93%) Active Directory
3 6 (4.14%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (2.07%) HDFS
4 3 (2.07%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.69%) OpenAM
5 1 (0.69%) OpenDJ
5 1 (0.69%) OpenIDM
5 1 (0.69%) Samba
5 1 (0.69%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.69%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.69%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (7.59%) Ansible
1 11 (7.59%) Terraform
2 6 (4.14%) Data Guard
2 6 (4.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 5 (3.45%) Grafana
3 5 (3.45%) Puppet
4 4 (2.76%) ZABBIX
5 2 (1.38%) Docker Swarm
5 2 (1.38%) HAProxy
5 2 (1.38%) Kibana
5 2 (1.38%) Kubernetes
5 2 (1.38%) Tivoli
5 2 (1.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.69%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 1 (0.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.69%) Prometheus
6 1 (0.69%) SCOM
Vendors
1 88 (60.69%) Oracle
2 42 (28.97%) Microsoft
3 41 (28.28%) webMethods
4 22 (15.17%) BEA
5 15 (10.34%) CheckPoint
6 14 (9.66%) Cloudera
6 14 (9.66%) Informatica
7 11 (7.59%) IBM
8 9 (6.21%) Pega
9 8 (5.52%) VMware
10 4 (2.76%) ForgeRock
10 4 (2.76%) Google
10 4 (2.76%) SAP
10 4 (2.76%) Trillium
11 3 (2.07%) Adobe
12 2 (1.38%) AppDynamics
12 2 (1.38%) Atlassian
12 2 (1.38%) HP
12 2 (1.38%) NetApp
12 2 (1.38%) Red Hat