Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 45 55 47
Rank change year-on-year +10 -8 -19
Contract jobs citing Unix 214 157 215
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.39% 3.33% 3.90%
As % of the Operating Systems category 22.02% 17.72% 24.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 76 121
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £324 £306 £300
90th Percentile £538 £575 £488
England median daily rate £488 £500 £440
% change year-on-year -2.50% +13.64% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £29.00 £14.41 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +101.32% - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £31.33 £36.00
% change year-on-year +11.73% -12.99% -2.70%

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 972 886 872
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 19.93% 18.80% 15.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 523 515 459
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £142 £160 £125
90th Percentile £538 £538 £525
England median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 88 96
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £14.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.31% - +7.41%
10th Percentile £10.87 £10.68 £10.38
90th Percentile £21.75 £36.53 £26.25
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -

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 17 January 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 17 January 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 -6 155 £396 -24.57% 4
Birmingham -18 14 £380 -2.56% 12
Coventry -6 10 £525 +13.51% 4
Warwickshire -12 9 £525 +55.56% 6
Staffordshire 0 7 £370 -1.33% 2
Worcestershire -2 3 £438 +16.67% 4
Dudley - 1 £110 -
Unix
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 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.

1 135 (63.08%) SQL
2 132 (61.68%) Oracle
3 116 (54.21%) Java
4 111 (51.87%) Agile Software Development
5 85 (39.72%) Windows
6 72 (33.64%) WebLogic
7 68 (31.78%) XML
8 67 (31.31%) Linux
9 61 (28.50%) Problem-Solving
10 58 (27.10%) JIRA
11 47 (21.96%) Open Source
11 47 (21.96%) ISEB
12 45 (21.03%) Shell Script
13 43 (20.09%) webMethods
13 43 (20.09%) PL/SQL
14 42 (19.63%) Process Improvement
14 42 (19.63%) Test Scripting
15 41 (19.16%) Security Cleared
15 41 (19.16%) Test Strategy
16 40 (18.69%) Configuration Management
17 39 (18.22%) ISTQB
18 38 (17.76%) SC Cleared
19 37 (17.29%) Customer Requirements
20 36 (16.82%) DevOps
21 35 (16.36%) Git (software)
21 35 (16.36%) Confluence
21 35 (16.36%) Puppet
22 33 (15.42%) ITIL
23 32 (14.95%) OO
23 32 (14.95%) Problem Management

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 72 (33.64%) WebLogic
2 35 (16.36%) Confluence
3 19 (8.88%) Documentum
4 11 (5.14%) Apache
4 11 (5.14%) JBoss
5 9 (4.21%) Tomcat
6 8 (3.74%) SAS
7 7 (3.27%) nginx
8 5 (2.34%) SharePoint
9 4 (1.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 3 (1.40%) Mule
10 3 (1.40%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.47%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (3.74%) Microsoft Project
2 7 (3.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (2.34%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.47%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 11 (5.14%) SAP FI-CA
1 11 (5.14%) SAP PSCD
2 4 (1.87%) assyst
3 3 (1.40%) Magento
3 3 (1.40%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 21 (9.81%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (4.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (3.27%) GitHub
3 7 (3.27%) Google Analytics
4 6 (2.80%) Office 365
5 5 (2.34%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (2.34%) PaaS
6 3 (1.40%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (1.40%) IaaS
6 3 (1.40%) SaaS
7 2 (0.93%) BlazeMeter
8 1 (0.47%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.07%) TCP/IP
2 11 (5.14%) HTTP
2 11 (5.14%) SSL
3 10 (4.67%) Firewall
3 10 (4.67%) SAN
4 9 (4.21%) DNS
5 8 (3.74%) LAN
6 7 (3.27%) Network Security
6 7 (3.27%) WAN
7 5 (2.34%) MPLS
7 5 (2.34%) SNMP
7 5 (2.34%) VLAN
8 4 (1.87%) BIG-IP
8 4 (1.87%) DHCP
9 2 (0.93%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (0.93%) Internet
9 2 (0.93%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.93%) Wireless
10 1 (0.47%) iSCSI
10 1 (0.47%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (10.28%) SQL Server
2 21 (9.81%) MongoDB
3 17 (7.94%) Oracle Database
4 15 (7.01%) MySQL
5 13 (6.07%) Oracle Database 12c
6 12 (5.61%) BusinessObjects
7 10 (4.67%) NoSQL
8 8 (3.74%) PostgreSQL
9 7 (3.27%) Hadoop
9 7 (3.27%) Oracle Database 11g
10 6 (2.80%) Oracle OWB
11 5 (2.34%) Apache Hive
11 5 (2.34%) Impala
11 5 (2.34%) Oracle Reports
12 4 (1.87%) Oracle Database 10g
12 4 (1.87%) RDBMS
12 4 (1.87%) Relational Database
13 3 (1.40%) Base SAS
13 3 (1.40%) SAS Data Integration Studio
13 3 (1.40%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 58 (27.10%) JIRA
2 35 (16.36%) Git (software)
3 26 (12.15%) Jenkins
4 19 (8.88%) Toad
5 18 (8.41%) Bitbucket
5 18 (8.41%) Selenium
6 16 (7.48%) Cucumber
6 16 (7.48%) GitLab
6 16 (7.48%) SoapUI
7 12 (5.61%) Maven
8 10 (4.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 10 (4.67%) Gatling
9 9 (4.21%) Subversion
10 8 (3.74%) Eclipse
10 8 (3.74%) gulp
10 8 (3.74%) IntelliJ
10 8 (3.74%) JUnit
11 7 (3.27%) Ant
11 7 (3.27%) Karma Test Runner
11 7 (3.27%) Sublime Text
General
1 9 (4.21%) Finance
2 7 (3.27%) Retail
3 3 (1.40%) Automotive
4 1 (0.47%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 44 (20.56%) Analyst
2 39 (18.22%) Test Analyst
3 30 (14.02%) Developer
4 19 (8.88%) Systems Engineer
5 18 (8.41%) Tester
6 17 (7.94%) Architect
7 16 (7.48%) Software Engineer
7 16 (7.48%) Support Engineer
8 14 (6.54%) Systems Support
8 14 (6.54%) Systems Support Engineer
9 13 (6.07%) Java Developer
10 11 (5.14%) DBA
10 11 (5.14%) Monitoring Engineer
10 11 (5.14%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
11 9 (4.21%) Oracle DBA
12 8 (3.74%) DevOps Engineer
12 8 (3.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 8 (3.74%) Linux Engineer
12 8 (3.74%) Unix Engineer
13 7 (3.27%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (31.78%) XML
2 31 (14.49%) J2EE
2 31 (14.49%) Middleware
3 22 (10.28%) SOAP
4 16 (7.48%) JSON
4 16 (7.48%) REST
4 16 (7.48%) Spring
5 15 (7.01%) RabbitMQ
6 14 (6.54%) Web Services
7 13 (6.07%) CSS
7 13 (6.07%) HTML
8 12 (5.61%) XSLT
9 11 (5.14%) EJB
9 11 (5.14%) Hibernate
10 9 (4.21%) HTML5
11 8 (3.74%) AngularJS
11 8 (3.74%) J2SE
11 8 (3.74%) jQuery
11 8 (3.74%) Node.js
11 8 (3.74%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 23 (10.75%) Management Information System
2 8 (3.74%) Data Centre
2 8 (3.74%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (3.74%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (2.34%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (1.87%) Mainframe
5 3 (1.40%) Public Cloud
6 2 (0.93%) Algorithms
6 2 (0.93%) Driving Licence
6 2 (0.93%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 2 (0.93%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (0.93%) Mobile App
6 2 (0.93%) PKI
6 2 (0.93%) Tandem
7 1 (0.47%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.47%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.47%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 85 (39.72%) Windows
2 67 (31.31%) Linux
3 8 (3.74%) Windows Server
4 7 (3.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (3.27%) Ubuntu
5 6 (2.80%) AIX
5 6 (2.80%) Oracle Linux
5 6 (2.80%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (2.34%) Solaris
7 4 (1.87%) VME
8 3 (1.40%) HPUX
9 2 (0.93%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.93%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.47%) MVS
10 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (51.87%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (28.50%) Problem-Solving
3 47 (21.96%) Open Source
4 42 (19.63%) Process Improvement
4 42 (19.63%) Test Scripting
5 41 (19.16%) Test Strategy
6 40 (18.69%) Configuration Management
7 37 (17.29%) Customer Requirements
8 36 (16.82%) DevOps
9 33 (15.42%) ITIL
10 32 (14.95%) OO
10 32 (14.95%) Problem Management
11 31 (14.49%) Test Automation
12 30 (14.02%) Analytics
12 30 (14.02%) Kanban
13 27 (12.62%) Microservices
14 25 (11.68%) Data Modelling
15 20 (9.35%) Data Analytics
16 19 (8.88%) RUP
17 18 (8.41%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 135 (63.08%) SQL
2 116 (54.21%) Java
3 45 (21.03%) Shell Script
4 43 (20.09%) PL/SQL
5 28 (13.08%) Perl
6 21 (9.81%) JavaScript
7 20 (9.35%) Python
8 10 (4.67%) Groovy
9 9 (4.21%) Scala
10 8 (3.74%) C#
10 8 (3.74%) Ruby
11 7 (3.27%) Haskell
11 7 (3.27%) PHP
11 7 (3.27%) PowerShell
12 3 (1.40%) ANSI SQL
12 3 (1.40%) Bash Shell
12 3 (1.40%) COBOL
12 3 (1.40%) Java 8
12 3 (1.40%) XPath
13 2 (0.93%) C++
Qualifications
1 47 (21.96%) ISEB
2 41 (19.16%) Security Cleared
3 39 (18.22%) ISTQB
4 38 (17.76%) SC Cleared
5 32 (14.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 8 (3.74%) Degree
7 7 (3.27%) OCP
7 7 (3.27%) Oracle Certification
8 6 (2.80%) CISSP
8 6 (2.80%) Computer Science Degree
8 6 (2.80%) ISEB Practitioner
9 5 (2.34%) CCNA
9 5 (2.34%) CCNP
9 5 (2.34%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (2.34%) SANS
10 4 (1.87%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 1 (0.47%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.47%) CISM
11 1 (0.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.80%) QA
2 5 (2.34%) GDPR
3 2 (0.93%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.93%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (14.49%) Docker
2 10 (4.67%) Active Directory
3 9 (4.21%) Oracle RAC
3 9 (4.21%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (2.34%) XenApp
5 4 (1.87%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 3 (1.40%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.47%) NFS
7 1 (0.47%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (0.47%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 35 (16.36%) Puppet
2 24 (11.21%) ZABBIX
3 23 (10.75%) Ansible
4 7 (3.27%) Data Guard
4 7 (3.27%) Grafana
4 7 (3.27%) Kibana
5 6 (2.80%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (2.80%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 6 (2.80%) Terraform
6 4 (1.87%) Tivoli
7 3 (1.40%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
7 3 (1.40%) Kubernetes
7 3 (1.40%) Nessus
7 3 (1.40%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (0.93%) HP SiteScope
8 2 (0.93%) SELinux
9 1 (0.47%) Oracle ZFS
9 1 (0.47%) Simpana
Vendors
1 132 (61.68%) Oracle
2 43 (20.09%) webMethods
3 22 (10.28%) Microsoft
3 22 (10.28%) Pega
4 18 (8.41%) BEA
5 17 (7.94%) SAP
6 9 (4.21%) IBM
6 9 (4.21%) Informatica
7 8 (3.74%) Red Hat
8 7 (3.27%) Citrix
8 7 (3.27%) Cloudera
8 7 (3.27%) Google
9 6 (2.80%) Atlassian
9 6 (2.80%) CheckPoint
10 4 (1.87%) EMC
10 4 (1.87%) VMware
11 3 (1.40%) ArcSight
11 3 (1.40%) HP
11 3 (1.40%) Splunk
11 3 (1.40%) WSO2