Period
to 20 August 2019

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 20 August 2019 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
20 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 64 47 53
Rank change year-on-year -17 +6 -18
Contract jobs citing Unix 134 212 146
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.11% 4.19% 3.37%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.40% 21.68% 17.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 107 99
West Midlands median daily rate £386 £425 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.12% -10.53% +8.20%
10th Percentile £313 £287 £306
90th Percentile £515 £554 £575
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +10.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 1
West Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 £24.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +87.50% +41.18% -
10th Percentile £42.50 £12.75 £16.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £29.95 £17.50
England median hourly rate £42.00 £28.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year +50.00% -11.11% -10.00%

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 817 978 815
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 18.94% 19.31% 18.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 516 516 492
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -5.66%
10th Percentile £146 £128 £192
90th Percentile £588 £538 £557
England median daily rate £425 £438 £425
% change year-on-year -2.86% +2.94% +5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 133 59
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £14.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +5.52% +4.60%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.85 £10.45
90th Percentile £20.60 £21.50 £28.20
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.38
% change year-on-year - +0.68% +5.35%

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 20 August 2019.

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 20 August 2019. 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 -5 65 £402 +0.50% 8
Birmingham 0 28 £413 -6.25% 14
Warwickshire 0 16 £325 -33.67% 2
Coventry +5 14 £388 - 7
Herefordshire - 4 £330 - 2
Staffordshire +7 2 £388 +158.33% 2
Unix
England

For the 6 months to 20 August 2019, 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 78 (58.21%) SQL
2 74 (55.22%) Oracle
3 72 (53.73%) Linux
4 62 (46.27%) Java
5 51 (38.06%) Windows
6 38 (28.36%) Shell Script
7 36 (26.87%) Security Cleared
8 32 (23.88%) Test Strategy
9 30 (22.39%) Amazon AWS
9 30 (22.39%) WebLogic
10 28 (20.90%) webMethods
11 27 (20.15%) PL/SQL
12 25 (18.66%) SC Cleared
12 25 (18.66%) JIRA
13 24 (17.91%) J2EE
13 24 (17.91%) Process Improvement
14 23 (17.16%) Confluence
14 23 (17.16%) Git (software)
15 22 (16.42%) Perl
16 21 (15.67%) Informatica
17 20 (14.93%) Pentaho
17 20 (14.93%) Cloudera
18 19 (14.18%) Oracle Database
18 19 (14.18%) Collaborative Working
18 19 (14.18%) XML
19 18 (13.43%) Agile Software Development
19 18 (13.43%) DevOps
20 17 (12.69%) Problem-Solving
20 17 (12.69%) BEA
21 16 (11.94%) Bitbucket

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 30 (22.39%) WebLogic
2 23 (17.16%) Confluence
3 5 (3.73%) WebSphere
4 3 (2.24%) Apache
4 3 (2.24%) nginx
4 3 (2.24%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2000
5 2 (1.49%) JBoss
5 2 (1.49%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.49%) SAS
5 2 (1.49%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.75%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.75%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.75%) Mailman
6 1 (0.75%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (0.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.75%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 10 (7.46%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (1.49%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 14 (10.45%) assyst
2 6 (4.48%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 30 (22.39%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (4.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (4.48%) Serverless
3 5 (3.73%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 5 (3.73%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (3.73%) Amazon EKS
3 5 (3.73%) Amazon ELB
3 5 (3.73%) Amazon S3
3 5 (3.73%) AWS Lambda
4 4 (2.99%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (2.24%) PaaS
6 2 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.49%) Power Platform
7 1 (0.75%) Amazon ECS
7 1 (0.75%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.75%) AWS Fargate
7 1 (0.75%) IaaS
7 1 (0.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (8.21%) Firewall
2 7 (5.22%) VoIP
3 6 (4.48%) Cisco IOS
3 6 (4.48%) WAN
4 5 (3.73%) MPLS
4 5 (3.73%) SAN
5 4 (2.99%) DNS
5 4 (2.99%) OSPF
6 3 (2.24%) BGP
6 3 (2.24%) TCP/IP
7 2 (1.49%) DHCP
7 2 (1.49%) LAN
7 2 (1.49%) Network Security
7 2 (1.49%) SNMP
7 2 (1.49%) VLAN
7 2 (1.49%) X.500
8 1 (0.75%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.75%) OpenLDAP
8 1 (0.75%) PPP
8 1 (0.75%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (14.93%) Pentaho
2 19 (14.18%) Oracle Database
3 14 (10.45%) MySQL
4 13 (9.70%) PostgreSQL
5 10 (7.46%) Oracle OWB
6 8 (5.97%) NoSQL
7 7 (5.22%) BusinessObjects
7 7 (5.22%) Hadoop
7 7 (5.22%) MongoDB
8 6 (4.48%) Oracle Database 12c
9 4 (2.99%) Relational Database
10 3 (2.24%) Big Data
10 3 (2.24%) DB2
10 3 (2.24%) MariaDB
10 3 (2.24%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (2.24%) RDBMS
10 3 (2.24%) SQL Server
11 2 (1.49%) Amazon Redshift
11 2 (1.49%) BusinessObjects XI
11 2 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 25 (18.66%) JIRA
2 23 (17.16%) Git (software)
3 16 (11.94%) Bitbucket
4 14 (10.45%) GitLab
5 13 (9.70%) CA Gen
5 13 (9.70%) Jenkins
6 8 (5.97%) Maven
7 6 (4.48%) Artifactory
7 6 (4.48%) JUnit
8 3 (2.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (2.24%) Bitbucket Server
9 2 (1.49%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (1.49%) PVCS
10 1 (0.75%) Subversion
General
1 7 (5.22%) Telecoms
2 5 (3.73%) Finance
2 5 (3.73%) Public Sector
3 2 (1.49%) Banking
3 2 (1.49%) Retail
4 1 (0.75%) Law
4 1 (0.75%) Legal
4 1 (0.75%) Local Government
4 1 (0.75%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.75%) Military
Job Titles
1 27 (20.15%) Developer
2 17 (12.69%) Systems Engineer
3 15 (11.19%) DBA
4 14 (10.45%) Oracle DBA
5 13 (9.70%) Robotic Process Automation Developer
6 8 (5.97%) Data Engineer
7 7 (5.22%) DevOps Engineer
7 7 (5.22%) Java Developer
8 6 (4.48%) Administrator
9 5 (3.73%) Network Engineer
9 5 (3.73%) Support Engineer
10 4 (2.99%) Architect
10 4 (2.99%) Platform Engineer
10 4 (2.99%) SC Cleared DBA
10 4 (2.99%) Software Developer
10 4 (2.99%) Test Leader
10 4 (2.99%) Test Manager
10 4 (2.99%) Unix Engineer
11 3 (2.24%) NOC Engineer
11 3 (2.24%) WSO2 Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (17.91%) J2EE
2 19 (14.18%) XML
3 15 (11.19%) HTML
4 14 (10.45%) CSS
4 14 (10.45%) CSS3
4 14 (10.45%) HTML5
5 10 (7.46%) Web Services
6 7 (5.22%) JSON
6 7 (5.22%) Middleware
7 6 (4.48%) Apache Camel
7 6 (4.48%) Kafka
7 6 (4.48%) RESTful
7 6 (4.48%) SOAP
7 6 (4.48%) Spring
7 6 (4.48%) Spring Boot
8 5 (3.73%) Elastic Stack
8 5 (3.73%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 5 (3.73%) WebSphere MQ
9 4 (2.99%) RabbitMQ
9 4 (2.99%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.45%) Robotics
2 6 (4.48%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.99%) Client/Server
3 4 (2.99%) CMDB
3 4 (2.99%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (2.24%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.49%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.49%) HACMP
5 2 (1.49%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.75%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.75%) Clustering
6 1 (0.75%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.75%) Replication
6 1 (0.75%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (0.75%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 72 (53.73%) Linux
2 51 (38.06%) Windows
3 14 (10.45%) Solaris
4 9 (6.72%) AIX
5 7 (5.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (4.48%) FreeBSD
6 6 (4.48%) HPUX
7 4 (2.99%) Windows Server
8 2 (1.49%) CentOS
8 2 (1.49%) Oracle Linux
8 2 (1.49%) SUSE
8 2 (1.49%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.75%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (23.88%) Test Strategy
2 24 (17.91%) Process Improvement
3 19 (14.18%) Collaborative Working
4 18 (13.43%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (13.43%) DevOps
5 17 (12.69%) Problem-Solving
6 14 (10.45%) Robotic Process Automation
6 14 (10.45%) SDLC
7 13 (9.70%) Scrum
8 12 (8.96%) Configuration Management
8 12 (8.96%) ITIL
9 11 (8.21%) Open Source
9 11 (8.21%) Task Automation
10 10 (7.46%) Coaching
10 10 (7.46%) Mentoring
10 10 (7.46%) Planning and Forecasting
11 9 (6.72%) OO
12 8 (5.97%) Change Management
13 7 (5.22%) Virtual Environments
14 6 (4.48%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 78 (58.21%) SQL
2 62 (46.27%) Java
3 38 (28.36%) Shell Script
4 27 (20.15%) PL/SQL
5 22 (16.42%) Perl
6 5 (3.73%) Bash Shell
6 5 (3.73%) PowerShell
6 5 (3.73%) Python
7 2 (1.49%) C
7 2 (1.49%) COBOL
7 2 (1.49%) Korn
8 1 (0.75%) Go
8 1 (0.75%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.75%) Ruby
8 1 (0.75%) Scala
Qualifications
1 36 (26.87%) Security Cleared
2 25 (18.66%) SC Cleared
3 10 (7.46%) ISEB
3 10 (7.46%) ISEB Practitioner
4 6 (4.48%) CCNA
4 6 (4.48%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (3.73%) DV Cleared
6 4 (2.99%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (2.99%) Degree
6 4 (2.99%) HNC
6 4 (2.99%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (2.24%) CCNP
8 2 (1.49%) CISSP
8 2 (1.49%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (1.49%) ISTQB
8 2 (1.49%) SANS
9 1 (0.75%) OCP
9 1 (0.75%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.96%) SLA
2 2 (1.49%) GDPR
2 2 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.49%) QA
3 1 (0.75%) JSP 440
System Software
1 10 (7.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (6.72%) Oracle RAC
3 7 (5.22%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (2.99%) Samba
5 3 (2.24%) Active Directory
5 3 (2.24%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.49%) Docker
6 2 (1.49%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.75%) PowerHA
7 1 (0.75%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 9 (6.72%) Ansible
2 7 (5.22%) Data Guard
2 7 (5.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 6 (4.48%) Netcool
3 6 (4.48%) Oracle RMAN
3 6 (4.48%) Terraform
4 5 (3.73%) OpenView
4 5 (3.73%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (3.73%) Puppet
5 4 (2.99%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 3 (2.24%) Avamar
6 3 (2.24%) MIIS
7 2 (1.49%) HP Data Protector
7 2 (1.49%) Nagios
8 1 (0.75%) Grafana
8 1 (0.75%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.75%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.75%) Salt
8 1 (0.75%) SCOM
Vendors
1 74 (55.22%) Oracle
2 28 (20.90%) webMethods
3 21 (15.67%) Informatica
4 20 (14.93%) Cloudera
5 17 (12.69%) BEA
6 15 (11.19%) VMware
7 14 (10.45%) Microsoft
7 14 (10.45%) Pega
8 13 (9.70%) EMC
9 11 (8.21%) HP
10 9 (6.72%) IBM
11 8 (5.97%) CheckPoint
11 8 (5.97%) Cisco
12 6 (4.48%) BMC
12 6 (4.48%) Citrix
12 6 (4.48%) Red Hat
12 6 (4.48%) Remedy
13 4 (2.99%) Google
13 4 (2.99%) Motorola
13 4 (2.99%) Sun