Period
to 20 November 2017

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 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 41 36
Rank change year-on-year -16 -5 -5
Contract jobs citing Unix 160 261 200
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.33% 4.26% 4.03%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.33% 25.22% 23.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 149 84
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £430 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.98% +10.97% +10.71%
10th Percentile £306 £313 £250
90th Percentile £577 £503 £496
England median daily rate £475 £425 £430
% change year-on-year +11.76% -1.16% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.41 - -
England median hourly rate £30.38 £32.58 £37.00
% change year-on-year -6.76% -11.95% +23.33%

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 923 1035 842
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 19.22% 16.90% 16.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 529 547 369
West Midlands median daily rate £365 £400 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.75% +21.21% +3.13%
10th Percentile £157 £184 £145
90th Percentile £558 £519 £475
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 103 123
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.57% -3.45% -3.33%
10th Percentile £10.70 £10.05 £10.33
90th Percentile £34.37 £36.50 £21.40
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% - +6.45%

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 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unix in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 November 2017. 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 +4 56 £545 +31.33% 2
Birmingham -12 28 £320 -29.48% 6
Warwickshire +2 23 £319 -15.00% 3
Solihull +1 17 - - 3
Coventry +2 9 £388 -8.82% 6
Herefordshire +7 7 £375 -16.67%
Wolverhampton - 5 £113 -
Kingswinford -1 3 £463 +52.26%
Worcestershire -1 2 £375 +3.45%
Staffordshire +5 1 £375 - 3
Walsall - 1 - -
Unix
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 82 (51.25%) Linux
2 78 (48.75%) Oracle
3 48 (30.00%) Windows
4 46 (28.75%) SQL
5 39 (24.38%) Shell Script
6 37 (23.13%) Agile Software Development
7 31 (19.38%) Security Cleared
7 31 (19.38%) Git (software)
8 30 (18.75%) Java
9 28 (17.50%) Solaris
10 27 (16.88%) JSON
11 26 (16.25%) XML
12 25 (15.63%) SOA
12 25 (15.63%) Oracle Database
13 24 (15.00%) HP
14 23 (14.38%) SOAP
14 23 (14.38%) Disaster Recovery
14 23 (14.38%) Subversion
14 23 (14.38%) Puppet
15 22 (13.75%) WSO2
16 21 (13.13%) SC Cleared
16 21 (13.13%) Middleware
16 21 (13.13%) SAN
16 21 (13.13%) SSL
17 20 (12.50%) AIX
17 20 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 19 (11.88%) MuleSoft
18 19 (11.88%) Perl
19 18 (11.25%) Red Hat
19 18 (11.25%) Service Delivery

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 14 (8.75%) Apache
1 14 (8.75%) MS Exchange
1 14 (8.75%) WebLogic
2 11 (6.88%) JBoss
3 9 (5.63%) SAS
4 8 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2003
5 7 (4.38%) Exchange Server 2000
6 6 (3.75%) Exchange Server 5.5
6 6 (3.75%) Mule
7 5 (3.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 5 (3.13%) WebSphere
8 3 (1.88%) Mule ESB
9 2 (1.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (1.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (1.25%) Oracle Application Server
9 2 (1.25%) SharePoint
9 2 (1.25%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.63%) Documentum
10 1 (0.63%) Live Communications Server
10 1 (0.63%) Oracle 10gAS
Applications
1 4 (2.50%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (1.88%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.25%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 12 (7.50%) Oracle Applications
1 12 (7.50%) Oracle EBS R12
2 10 (6.25%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (2.50%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 18 (11.25%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (1.88%) GitHub
3 2 (1.25%) IaaS
3 2 (1.25%) Office 365
3 2 (1.25%) PaaS
3 2 (1.25%) SaaS
4 1 (0.63%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 21 (13.13%) SAN
1 21 (13.13%) SSL
2 15 (9.38%) HTTP
3 14 (8.75%) Firewall
4 10 (6.25%) Network Security
5 9 (5.63%) TCP/IP
5 9 (5.63%) WAN
6 8 (5.00%) DNS
6 8 (5.00%) LAN
7 7 (4.38%) VoIP
8 5 (3.13%) Internet
8 5 (3.13%) LDAP
8 5 (3.13%) TETRA
9 4 (2.50%) GSM
9 4 (2.50%) Kerberos
9 4 (2.50%) MPLS
9 4 (2.50%) PBX
9 4 (2.50%) VPN
9 4 (2.50%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (2.50%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (15.63%) Oracle Database
2 11 (6.88%) Oracle BI EE
2 11 (6.88%) SQL Server
3 8 (5.00%) TimesTen
4 6 (3.75%) MongoDB
5 5 (3.13%) RDBMS
5 5 (3.13%) Relational Database
6 4 (2.50%) NoSQL
6 4 (2.50%) Oracle Database 10g
6 4 (2.50%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (2.50%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 3 (1.88%) Oracle ODI
7 3 (1.88%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.25%) MySQL
8 2 (1.25%) OLAP
8 2 (1.25%) Oracle Discoverer
8 2 (1.25%) Oracle OLAP
8 2 (1.25%) Oracle OWB
9 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 31 (19.38%) Git (software)
2 23 (14.38%) Subversion
3 15 (9.38%) SoapUI
4 13 (8.13%) Selenium
5 10 (6.25%) Jenkins
6 7 (4.38%) Maven
7 6 (3.75%) Eclipse
7 6 (3.75%) IntelliJ
7 6 (3.75%) JUnit
8 5 (3.13%) Oracle APEX
9 4 (2.50%) Metasploit
10 3 (1.88%) NeoLoad
10 3 (1.88%) Visual Studio
10 3 (1.88%) WebDriver
11 2 (1.25%) Artifactory
11 2 (1.25%) GoCD
11 2 (1.25%) NuGet
12 1 (0.63%) Gatling
12 1 (0.63%) Grunt
12 1 (0.63%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 17 (10.63%) Finance
2 7 (4.38%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.88%) Retail
4 2 (1.25%) Back Office
4 2 (1.25%) Banking
4 2 (1.25%) Billing
5 1 (0.63%) Front Office
5 1 (0.63%) Military
5 1 (0.63%) Publishing
5 1 (0.63%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 33 (20.63%) Analyst
1 33 (20.63%) Developer
2 15 (9.38%) DBA
2 15 (9.38%) Test Analyst
2 15 (9.38%) Unix Engineer
3 13 (8.13%) Senior Developer
4 12 (7.50%) Oracle DBA
5 11 (6.88%) AIX Engineer
5 11 (6.88%) Integration Developer
5 11 (6.88%) Support Analyst
6 9 (5.63%) Architect
6 9 (5.63%) Java Developer
6 9 (5.63%) Messaging Developer
7 8 (5.00%) Oracle Applications DBA
7 8 (5.00%) Solaris Engineer
7 8 (5.00%) Unix Scripting Engineer
8 7 (4.38%) Consultant
9 6 (3.75%) Administrator
9 6 (3.75%) Operations Analyst
9 6 (3.75%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (16.88%) JSON
2 26 (16.25%) XML
3 23 (14.38%) SOAP
4 21 (13.13%) Middleware
5 16 (10.00%) JSON Schema
5 16 (10.00%) WSDL
6 13 (8.13%) XSD
7 12 (7.50%) HTML
8 10 (6.25%) CSS
9 8 (5.00%) REST
9 8 (5.00%) Spring
9 8 (5.00%) Web Services
9 8 (5.00%) XSLT
10 7 (4.38%) .NET
11 6 (3.75%) EJB
11 6 (3.75%) Hibernate
11 6 (3.75%) HTML5
11 6 (3.75%) J2EE
11 6 (3.75%) J2SE
11 6 (3.75%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.13%) Analytical Skills
1 13 (8.13%) Management Information System
2 10 (6.25%) Data Centre
3 7 (4.38%) Smart Meter
4 6 (3.75%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.50%) Client/Server
5 4 (2.50%) PKI
6 3 (1.88%) Driving Licence
6 3 (1.88%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.88%) Fat Client
6 3 (1.88%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.25%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.25%) Cyber Attack
7 2 (1.25%) DataPower
7 2 (1.25%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.25%) SCADA
8 1 (0.63%) Clustering
8 1 (0.63%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.63%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 82 (51.25%) Linux
2 48 (30.00%) Windows
3 28 (17.50%) Solaris
4 20 (12.50%) AIX
4 20 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (9.38%) Mac OS X
5 15 (9.38%) SUSE
5 15 (9.38%) Windows Server
6 14 (8.75%) HPUX
7 12 (7.50%) Oracle Linux
8 7 (4.38%) Windows 2000 Server
9 5 (3.13%) Mac OS
9 5 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (1.88%) Windows 7
12 2 (1.25%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.63%) Android
13 1 (0.63%) CentOS
13 1 (0.63%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (23.13%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (15.63%) SOA
3 23 (14.38%) Disaster Recovery
4 18 (11.25%) Service Delivery
5 16 (10.00%) Coaching
5 16 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
6 15 (9.38%) Migration
7 14 (8.75%) DevOps
7 14 (8.75%) Incident Management
7 14 (8.75%) Test Automation
8 13 (8.13%) Configuration Management
8 13 (8.13%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (8.13%) Scrum
9 12 (7.50%) Open Source
10 11 (6.88%) ITIL
11 10 (6.25%) Validation
12 9 (5.63%) Mentoring
12 9 (5.63%) Proactive Monitoring
13 8 (5.00%) Line Management
13 8 (5.00%) Sequence Diagram
Programming Languages
1 46 (28.75%) SQL
2 39 (24.38%) Shell Script
3 30 (18.75%) Java
4 19 (11.88%) Perl
5 12 (7.50%) Korn
6 9 (5.63%) PL/SQL
7 8 (5.00%) AWK
7 8 (5.00%) Bash Shell
7 8 (5.00%) JavaScript
7 8 (5.00%) sed
8 7 (4.38%) C#
9 6 (3.75%) Python
9 6 (3.75%) Scala
10 5 (3.13%) C
10 5 (3.13%) C++
11 3 (1.88%) COBOL
11 3 (1.88%) Go
11 3 (1.88%) Groovy
11 3 (1.88%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 31 (19.38%) Security Cleared
2 21 (13.13%) SC Cleared
3 12 (7.50%) Degree
4 8 (5.00%) DV Cleared
5 5 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (2.50%) CCIE
6 4 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (2.50%) PMI Certification
6 4 (2.50%) PMP
7 2 (1.25%) CCIE Security
7 2 (1.25%) CCNA
7 2 (1.25%) CCNP
7 2 (1.25%) CEH
7 2 (1.25%) CISM
7 2 (1.25%) CISSP
7 2 (1.25%) GCIA
7 2 (1.25%) GIAC
7 2 (1.25%) GSEC
7 2 (1.25%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.63%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.25%) SLA
2 1 (0.63%) QA
2 1 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.63%) Solvency II
System Software
1 12 (7.50%) Active Directory
2 10 (6.25%) Samba
3 6 (3.75%) Docker
3 6 (3.75%) Oracle RAC
3 6 (3.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (3.13%) NFS
4 5 (3.13%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (2.50%) iptables
5 4 (2.50%) Postfix
5 4 (2.50%) Squid
6 3 (1.88%) Hyper-V
7 2 (1.25%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (1.25%) Snort
7 2 (1.25%) Terminal Services
7 2 (1.25%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 2 (1.25%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.63%) RACF
8 1 (0.63%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 23 (14.38%) Puppet
2 14 (8.75%) NetBackup
3 13 (8.13%) BladeLogic
4 10 (6.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 8 (5.00%) ITRS Geneos
5 8 (5.00%) Oracle RMAN
6 7 (4.38%) Ansible
6 7 (4.38%) Data Guard
7 4 (2.50%) Cisco UCCX
7 4 (2.50%) Control-M
7 4 (2.50%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (2.50%) Nessus
7 4 (2.50%) Nmap
7 4 (2.50%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (1.88%) SCCM
9 2 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (1.25%) Oracle ZFS
9 2 (1.25%) SCOM
9 2 (1.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (1.25%) WSUS
Vendors
1 78 (48.75%) Oracle
2 24 (15.00%) HP
3 22 (13.75%) WSO2
4 19 (11.88%) MuleSoft
5 18 (11.25%) Red Hat
6 16 (10.00%) Microsoft
7 13 (8.13%) Cisco
8 9 (5.63%) VMware
8 9 (5.63%) webMethods
9 8 (5.00%) Comptel
9 8 (5.00%) IBM
9 8 (5.00%) Remedy
10 7 (4.38%) Sun
11 6 (3.75%) Citrix
11 6 (3.75%) NetApp
12 4 (2.50%) Adobe
12 4 (2.50%) NEC
12 4 (2.50%) Symantec
13 3 (1.88%) Pega
13 3 (1.88%) Veritas