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 23 June 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.

Unix
England / West Midlands
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 30 65
Rank change year-on-year -21 +35  
Contract jobs citing Unix 73 150 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.59% 4.98% 2.53%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.16% 25.95% 14.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 80 37
Median daily rate £475 £430 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.46% +26.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £363 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Median hourly rate £17.00 - £26.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £27.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year +42.34% -26.00%  

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 381 578 425
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 18.76% 19.20% 17.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 301 245
Median daily rate £375 £375 £341
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.97%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £120 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £490 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 48 62
Median hourly rate £14.00 £13.25 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.66% -17.18%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.99 £10.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £36.00 £26.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year -6.06% +1.85%  

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 23 June 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 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 3 months to 23 June 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
Shropshire +7 27 £500 +15.74% 2
Birmingham +5 12 £320 -30.05% 9
Herefordshire - 6 £375 -
Wolverhampton - 4 £113 - 1
Warwickshire +1 3 £358 -9.72% 2
Coventry +7 2 £394 -1.56% 4
Solihull -12 2 - -
Dudley +4 1 - -
Worcestershire +4 1 - -
Unix
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 78 (55.32%) Linux
2 51 (36.17%) Git (software)
3 50 (35.46%) Agile Software Development
4 45 (31.91%) Windows
5 44 (31.21%) SQL
6 39 (27.66%) JSON
7 35 (24.82%) Oracle
8 34 (24.11%) Java
8 34 (24.11%) Subversion
9 33 (23.40%) Middleware
10 30 (21.28%) SOA
11 29 (20.57%) HTTP
12 28 (19.86%) SSL
13 27 (19.15%) SOAP
13 27 (19.15%) XSLT
14 26 (18.44%) WSO2
15 25 (17.73%) XML
15 25 (17.73%) WebLogic
16 23 (16.31%) TCP/IP
16 23 (16.31%) MuleSoft
17 21 (14.89%) BPSS Clearance
18 20 (14.18%) Migration
18 20 (14.18%) Perl
18 20 (14.18%) J2EE
19 19 (13.48%) Windows Server
20 18 (12.77%) Apache
20 18 (12.77%) Shell Script
20 18 (12.77%) Microsoft
20 18 (12.77%) Mac OS X
20 18 (12.77%) Scrum

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 25 (17.73%) WebLogic
2 18 (12.77%) Apache
3 15 (10.64%) JBoss
4 10 (7.09%) MS Exchange
5 9 (6.38%) Oracle Application Server
5 9 (6.38%) SAS
6 7 (4.96%) Exchange Server 2000
6 7 (4.96%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (4.26%) Exchange Server 5.5
7 6 (4.26%) IIS
8 5 (3.55%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 4 (2.84%) Apache Spark
10 2 (1.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (1.42%) Tomcat
10 2 (1.42%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.71%) Jetty
11 1 (0.71%) Oracle 10gAS
11 1 (0.71%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (2.13%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (2.13%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (2.13%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.42%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.13%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.42%) Oracle 11i
2 2 (1.42%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (1.42%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.26%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (2.13%) SaaS
3 2 (1.42%) IaaS
4 1 (0.71%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.71%) GitHub
4 1 (0.71%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.71%) IBM PureFlex
4 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.71%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (20.57%) HTTP
2 28 (19.86%) SSL
3 23 (16.31%) TCP/IP
4 15 (10.64%) Firewall
5 9 (6.38%) WAN
6 7 (4.96%) SAN
7 6 (4.26%) LAN
8 5 (3.55%) VPN
9 4 (2.84%) DNS
9 4 (2.84%) ICMP
10 3 (2.13%) FTP
10 3 (2.13%) Network Security
10 3 (2.13%) WLAN
10 3 (2.13%) X.500
11 2 (1.42%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (1.42%) Internet
11 2 (1.42%) PuTTY
11 2 (1.42%) WinSCP
11 2 (1.42%) Wireless
12 1 (0.71%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (9.22%) Hadoop
1 13 (9.22%) Oracle Database
2 12 (8.51%) SQL Server
3 9 (6.38%) MongoDB
3 9 (6.38%) Relational Database
4 8 (5.67%) Oracle Database 10g
5 7 (4.96%) Apache Hive
5 7 (4.96%) Oracle Database 11g
5 7 (4.96%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (4.26%) Big Data
7 5 (3.55%) Base SAS
7 5 (3.55%) Oracle OWB
7 5 (3.55%) Pentaho
7 5 (3.55%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 5 (3.55%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (2.84%) RDBMS
8 4 (2.84%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 3 (2.13%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (2.13%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 51 (36.17%) Git (software)
2 34 (24.11%) Subversion
3 13 (9.22%) Jenkins
3 13 (9.22%) SoapUI
4 12 (8.51%) Selenium
5 9 (6.38%) Eclipse
5 9 (6.38%) IntelliJ
5 9 (6.38%) JUnit
6 8 (5.67%) Maven
7 7 (4.96%) gulp
8 6 (4.26%) ClearCase
9 5 (3.55%) JSHint
9 5 (3.55%) Mocha
10 4 (2.84%) Visual Studio
11 3 (2.13%) CA Gen
11 3 (2.13%) ClearQuest
11 3 (2.13%) GitLab
11 3 (2.13%) NeoLoad
11 3 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (2.13%) XMLSpy
General
1 17 (12.06%) Finance
2 4 (2.84%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.13%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.13%) Retail
4 2 (1.42%) Electronics
5 1 (0.71%) Banking
5 1 (0.71%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 51 (36.17%) Developer
2 23 (16.31%) Analyst
3 16 (11.35%) Architect
4 15 (10.64%) Senior Developer
5 12 (8.51%) Agile Developer
5 12 (8.51%) Linux Developer
5 12 (8.51%) SOA Developer
6 10 (7.09%) Administrator
7 9 (6.38%) Scala Developer
8 8 (5.67%) Consultant
9 7 (4.96%) DBA
9 7 (4.96%) Java Developer
9 7 (4.96%) Technical Architect
10 6 (4.26%) Middleware Developer
10 6 (4.26%) Oracle Analyst
11 5 (3.55%) Business Analyst
11 5 (3.55%) Oracle Support Analyst
11 5 (3.55%) Project Manager
11 5 (3.55%) Software Engineer
11 5 (3.55%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (27.66%) JSON
2 33 (23.40%) Middleware
3 27 (19.15%) SOAP
3 27 (19.15%) XSLT
4 25 (17.73%) XML
5 20 (14.18%) J2EE
6 17 (12.06%) HTML
7 16 (11.35%) CSS
8 15 (10.64%) JSON Schema
8 15 (10.64%) REST
8 15 (10.64%) WSDL
9 14 (9.93%) HTML5
9 14 (9.93%) XSD
10 12 (8.51%) Web Services
11 11 (7.80%) Spring
12 9 (6.38%) EJB
12 9 (6.38%) Hibernate
12 9 (6.38%) J2SE
12 9 (6.38%) Play Framework
13 8 (5.67%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.38%) Data Centre
2 9 (6.38%) Management Information System
3 6 (4.26%) Linux Command Line
4 4 (2.84%) Client/Server
4 4 (2.84%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.84%) DataPower
5 2 (1.42%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.42%) Clustering
5 2 (1.42%) Credit Risk
5 2 (1.42%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.42%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.42%) Smart Meter
5 2 (1.42%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.71%) AS400
6 1 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.71%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.71%) Replication
6 1 (0.71%) RSA SecurID
6 1 (0.71%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 78 (55.32%) Linux
2 45 (31.91%) Windows
3 19 (13.48%) Windows Server
4 18 (12.77%) Mac OS X
5 12 (8.51%) HPUX
6 9 (6.38%) Solaris
7 7 (4.96%) Windows 2000 Server
8 6 (4.26%) AIX
9 5 (3.55%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (3.55%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (2.13%) Mac OS
10 3 (2.13%) Windows 7
11 2 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (1.42%) Ubuntu
11 2 (1.42%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.71%) MVS
12 1 (0.71%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.71%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (35.46%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (21.28%) SOA
3 20 (14.18%) Migration
4 18 (12.77%) Scrum
5 17 (12.06%) Continuous Integration
5 17 (12.06%) DevOps
6 16 (11.35%) Microservices
7 15 (10.64%) Continuous Improvement
8 13 (9.22%) Kanban
8 13 (9.22%) TDD
9 12 (8.51%) Business Intelligence
9 12 (8.51%) Conceptual Models
9 12 (8.51%) Configuration Management
10 11 (7.80%) Open Source
11 9 (6.38%) ITIL
11 9 (6.38%) Test Automation
12 8 (5.67%) Coaching
12 8 (5.67%) Identity Access Management
12 8 (5.67%) Software Architecture
13 7 (4.96%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 44 (31.21%) SQL
2 34 (24.11%) Java
3 20 (14.18%) Perl
4 18 (12.77%) Shell Script
5 13 (9.22%) PL/SQL
5 13 (9.22%) Python
6 10 (7.09%) C#
6 10 (7.09%) Scala
7 9 (6.38%) JavaScript
8 5 (3.55%) ECMAScript
9 4 (2.84%) C
9 4 (2.84%) C++
9 4 (2.84%) Go
9 4 (2.84%) PowerShell
10 3 (2.13%) VB
11 2 (1.42%) Groovy
11 2 (1.42%) PHP
11 2 (1.42%) Ruby
11 2 (1.42%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.42%) XPath
Qualifications
1 21 (14.89%) BPSS Clearance
2 12 (8.51%) Security Cleared
3 7 (4.96%) DV Cleared
4 5 (3.55%) SC Cleared
5 4 (2.84%) Degree
6 2 (1.42%) CCSA
6 2 (1.42%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.42%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.42%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.42%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.42%) PMP
7 1 (0.71%) CCSE
7 1 (0.71%) CEH
7 1 (0.71%) GCFA
7 1 (0.71%) GCIH
7 1 (0.71%) OCP
7 1 (0.71%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.71%) RHCE
7 1 (0.71%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (2.13%) QA
1 3 (2.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 3 (2.13%) SLA
2 1 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (0.71%) SEPA
2 1 (0.71%) Solvency II
2 1 (0.71%) WAI
System Software
1 14 (9.93%) Active Directory
2 10 (7.09%) Docker
3 6 (4.26%) Samba
3 6 (4.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (3.55%) Hyper-V
5 4 (2.84%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (2.13%) Terminal Services
6 3 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.42%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (1.42%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (1.42%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.71%) RACF
8 1 (0.71%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (0.71%) vSphere
8 1 (0.71%) Xen
8 1 (0.71%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 15 (10.64%) Puppet
2 9 (6.38%) Ansible
3 5 (3.55%) Oracle Identity Management
3 5 (3.55%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 3 (2.13%) Data Guard
4 3 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.42%) Nexpose
5 2 (1.42%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (1.42%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (1.42%) SafeCom
5 2 (1.42%) SCCM
5 2 (1.42%) WSUS
6 1 (0.71%) Cobbler
6 1 (0.71%) Grafana
6 1 (0.71%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.71%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.71%) Kibana
6 1 (0.71%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.71%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.71%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 35 (24.82%) Oracle
2 26 (18.44%) WSO2
3 23 (16.31%) MuleSoft
4 18 (12.77%) Microsoft
5 17 (12.06%) webMethods
6 14 (9.93%) IBM
7 11 (7.80%) HP
8 10 (7.09%) Cisco
9 9 (6.38%) VMware
10 8 (5.67%) Informatica
11 7 (4.96%) Adobe
11 7 (4.96%) BEA
12 6 (4.26%) Cloudera
12 6 (4.26%) McAfee
12 6 (4.26%) Red Hat
12 6 (4.26%) SAP
13 5 (3.55%) Sun
13 5 (3.55%) Teradata
14 4 (2.84%) Symantec
15 3 (2.13%) Blue Coat
Telford, Shropshire
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