Period
to 10 July 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 10 July 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
10 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 33 55 49
Rank change year-on-year +22 -6 +9
Contract jobs citing Unix 98 177 195
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 5.30% 3.82% 3.79%
As % of the Operating Systems category 24.02% 21.27% 19.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 96 100
Median daily rate £425 £398 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.78% -6.35% -8.11%
10th Percentile £279 £313 £281
90th Percentile £478 £530 £519
England median daily rate £488 £500 £500
% change year-on-year -2.50% - +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 5
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +45.83% +41.18%
England median hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69% -17.72%

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 408 832 976
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 22.07% 17.93% 18.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 513 526
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £135 £154 £140
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
England median daily rate £438 £440 £438
% change year-on-year -0.57% +0.57% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 47 123
Median hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.68% +6.90% -
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.75
90th Percentile £35.00 £31.70 £24.85
Median hourly rate £18.70 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +6.86% - +5.87%

Unix
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Unix as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Unix in the West Midlands.

Daily rate trend for Unix in the West Midlands

Unix
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Unix in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 10 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Unix in the West Midlands

Unix
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Unix in the West Midlands.

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 10 July 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 +9 73 £428 +8.08% 4
Birmingham +31 10 £369 -10.61% 5
Coventry +20 8 £513 +10.81% 1
Warwickshire -1 2 £425 +30.77% 2
Unix
England

For the 6 months to 10 July 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 77 (78.57%) Java
2 71 (72.45%) SQL
3 68 (69.39%) Oracle
4 47 (47.96%) WebLogic
5 46 (46.94%) XML
6 42 (42.86%) Windows
7 35 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
8 34 (34.69%) Test Strategy
9 33 (33.67%) Git (software)
9 33 (33.67%) PL/SQL
10 31 (31.63%) Test Automation
11 30 (30.61%) JIRA
11 30 (30.61%) webMethods
12 29 (29.59%) Azure
13 28 (28.57%) Microsoft
14 27 (27.55%) Process Improvement
15 25 (25.51%) Jenkins
15 25 (25.51%) JSON
16 24 (24.49%) Confluence
16 24 (24.49%) ISEB
17 23 (23.47%) Stakeholder Management
17 23 (23.47%) AWS
17 23 (23.47%) Cucumber
17 23 (23.47%) Analytics
17 23 (23.47%) DevOps
17 23 (23.47%) Public Sector
18 22 (22.45%) Data Analytics
18 22 (22.45%) Bitbucket
18 22 (22.45%) Maven
18 22 (22.45%) Software Engineering

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 47 (47.96%) WebLogic
2 24 (24.49%) Confluence
3 18 (18.37%) SAS
4 9 (9.18%) Mule
5 2 (2.04%) Apache
6 1 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.02%) nginx
6 1 (1.02%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.02%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 14 (14.29%) Microsoft Project
2 11 (11.22%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.04%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (7.14%) SAP FI-CA
2 3 (3.06%) assyst
2 3 (3.06%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 29 (29.59%) Azure
2 23 (23.47%) AWS
3 11 (11.22%) Power Platform
4 10 (10.20%) PaaS
5 5 (5.10%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (5.10%) Tricentis Tosca
6 3 (3.06%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.10%) FTP
2 2 (2.04%) Internet
3 1 (1.02%) Firewall
3 1 (1.02%) LAN
3 1 (1.02%) Skype
3 1 (1.02%) SNMP
3 1 (1.02%) SSH
3 1 (1.02%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.02%) VPN
3 1 (1.02%) WAN
3 1 (1.02%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (19.39%) Hadoop
1 19 (19.39%) Oracle Database
2 18 (18.37%) MongoDB
3 17 (17.35%) Pentaho
4 15 (15.31%) Data Warehouse
5 14 (14.29%) Oracle OWB
6 12 (12.24%) Amazon Redshift
7 11 (11.22%) Power BI
7 11 (11.22%) SQL Server
8 9 (9.18%) NoSQL
9 7 (7.14%) Apache Hive
9 7 (7.14%) BusinessObjects XI
9 7 (7.14%) SAS EBI
10 5 (5.10%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (4.08%) Big Data
11 4 (4.08%) MySQL
12 3 (3.06%) BusinessObjects
13 2 (2.04%) Azure SQL Database
14 1 (1.02%) Base SAS
14 1 (1.02%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 33 (33.67%) Git (software)
2 30 (30.61%) JIRA
3 25 (25.51%) Jenkins
4 23 (23.47%) Cucumber
5 22 (22.45%) Bitbucket
5 22 (22.45%) Maven
6 16 (16.33%) Selenium
7 15 (15.31%) Toad
8 12 (12.24%) Artifactory
9 11 (11.22%) JUnit
10 10 (10.20%) Mockito
11 9 (9.18%) Gradle
12 7 (7.14%) Postman
12 7 (7.14%) SoapUI
13 6 (6.12%) JMeter
14 4 (4.08%) CA Gen
15 3 (3.06%) SonarQube
16 2 (2.04%) Babel
16 2 (2.04%) Jasmine
16 2 (2.04%) webpack
General
1 23 (23.47%) Public Sector
2 3 (3.06%) Finance
3 2 (2.04%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.02%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.02%) Electronics
4 1 (1.02%) Marketing
4 1 (1.02%) Retail
4 1 (1.02%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 32 (32.65%) Developer
2 20 (20.41%) Java Developer
3 14 (14.29%) Analyst
3 14 (14.29%) Test Manager
4 11 (11.22%) Test Analyst
5 10 (10.20%) Software Engineer
6 7 (7.14%) Senior Developer
7 5 (5.10%) Azure Developer
7 5 (5.10%) Test Automation Engineer
7 5 (5.10%) Test Engineer
8 4 (4.08%) Lead Developer
9 3 (3.06%) Administrator
9 3 (3.06%) DBA
9 3 (3.06%) Java Engineer
9 3 (3.06%) Linux Administrator
9 3 (3.06%) Node.js Developer
9 3 (3.06%) Oracle DBA
9 3 (3.06%) Senior Java Developer
9 3 (3.06%) Support Analyst
9 3 (3.06%) Unix Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (46.94%) XML
2 25 (25.51%) JSON
3 17 (17.35%) J2EE
4 15 (15.31%) REST
5 13 (13.27%) Spring
6 11 (11.22%) Spring Boot
7 9 (9.18%) Gherkin
7 9 (9.18%) WireMock
8 8 (8.16%) SOAP
9 7 (7.14%) RabbitMQ
10 6 (6.12%) Node.js
11 5 (5.10%) CSS
11 5 (5.10%) LDAP
11 5 (5.10%) OpenID
11 5 (5.10%) SAML
12 3 (3.06%) AngularJS
13 2 (2.04%) .NET Framework
13 2 (2.04%) ASP.NET Web API
13 2 (2.04%) Autofac
13 2 (2.04%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.12%) PKI
2 1 (1.02%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.02%) Data Centre
2 1 (1.02%) Handset
2 1 (1.02%) Mainframe
2 1 (1.02%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 42 (42.86%) Windows
2 19 (19.39%) Linux
3 3 (3.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.04%) Mac OS
4 2 (2.04%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.02%) AIX
5 1 (1.02%) HPUX
5 1 (1.02%) Solaris
5 1 (1.02%) VMS
5 1 (1.02%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.02%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (34.69%) Test Strategy
3 31 (31.63%) Test Automation
4 27 (27.55%) Process Improvement
5 23 (23.47%) Analytics
5 23 (23.47%) DevOps
5 23 (23.47%) Stakeholder Management
6 22 (22.45%) Data Analytics
6 22 (22.45%) Software Engineering
7 19 (19.39%) Microservices
8 18 (18.37%) Mentoring
9 16 (16.33%) ETL
9 16 (16.33%) SDLC
10 15 (15.31%) Scrum
11 14 (14.29%) Customer Requirements
12 13 (13.27%) Continuous Integration
12 13 (13.27%) Planning and Forecasting
12 13 (13.27%) Test Management
13 12 (12.24%) Coaching
14 11 (11.22%) Data Engineering
Programming Languages
1 77 (78.57%) Java
2 71 (72.45%) SQL
3 33 (33.67%) PL/SQL
4 19 (19.39%) Shell Script
5 7 (7.14%) Bash Shell
5 7 (7.14%) JavaScript
6 5 (5.10%) PowerShell
7 4 (4.08%) Perl
7 4 (4.08%) Python
8 3 (3.06%) Ruby
9 2 (2.04%) C#
9 2 (2.04%) Java 8
9 2 (2.04%) Scala
9 2 (2.04%) TypeScript
10 1 (1.02%) C
10 1 (1.02%) C++
10 1 (1.02%) ES6
10 1 (1.02%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 24 (24.49%) ISEB
2 17 (17.35%) SC Cleared
2 17 (17.35%) Security Cleared
3 12 (12.24%) ISEB Practitioner
3 12 (12.24%) ISTQB
3 12 (12.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.04%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (2.04%) Degree
5 1 (1.02%) CCNA
5 1 (1.02%) CISA
5 1 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.02%) CISM
5 1 (1.02%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.02%) MCSE
5 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.08%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (21.43%) Docker
2 7 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 7 (7.14%) HDFS
3 1 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.02%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 14 (14.29%) Ansible
2 13 (13.27%) Terraform
3 6 (6.12%) Kubernetes
4 5 (5.10%) Rancher
5 2 (2.04%) Puppet
5 2 (2.04%) ZABBIX
6 1 (1.02%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (1.02%) HAProxy
6 1 (1.02%) Kibana
6 1 (1.02%) logstash
6 1 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.02%) SCCM
6 1 (1.02%) SCOM
6 1 (1.02%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 68 (69.39%) Oracle
2 30 (30.61%) webMethods
3 28 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 16 (16.33%) BEA
5 13 (13.27%) CheckPoint
5 13 (13.27%) IBM
6 12 (12.24%) Cloudera
7 9 (9.18%) Informatica
8 8 (8.16%) SAP
9 4 (4.08%) Pega
9 4 (4.08%) Trillium
10 2 (2.04%) AppDynamics
10 2 (2.04%) Dynatrace
10 2 (2.04%) Red Hat
11 1 (1.02%) Cisco
11 1 (1.02%) Citrix
11 1 (1.02%) Google
11 1 (1.02%) HP
11 1 (1.02%) Remedy
11 1 (1.02%) VMware