Period
to 24 January 2018

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 24 January 2018 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
24 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 50 44 24
Rank change year-on-year -6 -20 +8
Contract jobs citing Unix 158 215 306
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.35% 3.94% 6.24%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.71% 24.77% 33.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 119 133
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £301 £300 £265
90th Percentile £575 £488 £550
England median daily rate £500 £440 £434
% change year-on-year +13.64% +1.50% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.41 - -
England median hourly rate £31.50 £36.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% -2.70% +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 892 868 925
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 18.94% 15.89% 18.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 518 461 409
West Midlands median daily rate £350 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £155 £125 £165
90th Percentile £538 £525 £500
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 94 109
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £14.63 £13.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.85% +12.03% -9.97%
10th Percentile £10.55 £10.53 £10.25
90th Percentile £40.07 £26.75 £21.55
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year +6.06% -2.02% +5.25%

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 24 January 2018.

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 24 January 2018.

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 24 January 2018. 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 +3 48 £520 +30.00% 13
Birmingham -17 37 £395 -8.14% 10
Warwickshire +7 26 £363 -4.92% 4
Solihull +10 16 £375 -31.82% 2
Coventry -5 11 £463 +2.78% 9
Kingswinford -2 3 £463 +49.19%
Wolverhampton - 3 £185 -
Worcestershire -7 2 £375 +3.45% 4
Walsall - 2 - -
Staffordshire +9 1 £375 - 1
Unix
England

For the 6 months to 24 January 2018, 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 97 (61.39%) Oracle
2 74 (46.84%) Linux
3 58 (36.71%) SQL
4 54 (34.18%) Windows
5 53 (33.54%) Shell Script
6 32 (20.25%) Security Cleared
7 30 (18.99%) SAN
8 29 (18.35%) Solaris
9 27 (17.09%) ITIL
10 26 (16.46%) Java
10 26 (16.46%) SC Cleared
11 25 (15.82%) Disaster Recovery
12 24 (15.19%) AIX
12 24 (15.19%) Git (software)
13 23 (14.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 23 (14.56%) Puppet
13 23 (14.56%) Oracle Database
14 22 (13.92%) DevOps
15 21 (13.29%) Test Automation
15 21 (13.29%) Agile Software Development
16 20 (12.66%) Service Delivery
16 20 (12.66%) Cloud Computing
16 20 (12.66%) Continuous Integration
17 19 (12.03%) JSON
17 19 (12.03%) Firewall
17 19 (12.03%) Red Hat
18 18 (11.39%) HP
18 18 (11.39%) Perl
18 18 (11.39%) SUSE
19 17 (10.76%) Subversion

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 17 (10.76%) WebLogic
2 13 (8.23%) Apache
3 11 (6.96%) SAS
4 10 (6.33%) JBoss
5 9 (5.70%) Tomcat
6 6 (3.80%) IIS
7 5 (3.16%) MS Exchange
7 5 (3.16%) WebSphere
8 2 (1.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (1.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.63%) Confluence
9 1 (0.63%) Documentum
9 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.63%) Live Communications Server
9 1 (0.63%) Mule
9 1 (0.63%) Mule ESB
9 1 (0.63%) Oracle Application Server
9 1 (0.63%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (0.63%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 6 (3.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (3.16%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.63%) EngageOne
4 1 (0.63%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 12 (7.59%) Oracle Applications
1 12 (7.59%) Oracle EBS R12
2 9 (5.70%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (2.53%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 20 (12.66%) Cloud Computing
2 12 (7.59%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (6.96%) AWS CloudFormation
3 11 (6.96%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.27%) GitHub
5 1 (0.63%) Office 365
5 1 (0.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (18.99%) SAN
2 19 (12.03%) Firewall
3 15 (9.49%) Network Security
4 13 (8.23%) LAN
5 11 (6.96%) WAN
6 10 (6.33%) SSL
7 9 (5.70%) MPLS
8 6 (3.80%) Internet
9 5 (3.16%) DNS
9 5 (3.16%) SNMP
9 5 (3.16%) TETRA
9 5 (3.16%) VLAN
9 5 (3.16%) VoIP
10 4 (2.53%) Asterisk PBX
10 4 (2.53%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (2.53%) GSM
10 4 (2.53%) PABX
10 4 (2.53%) PBX
10 4 (2.53%) Reverse Proxy
10 4 (2.53%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (14.56%) Oracle Database
2 11 (6.96%) Oracle BI EE
3 10 (6.33%) SQL Server
4 8 (5.06%) TimesTen
5 7 (4.43%) RDBMS
5 7 (4.43%) Relational Database
6 6 (3.80%) Hadoop
7 5 (3.16%) Oracle Database 11g
7 5 (3.16%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (2.53%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (2.53%) Oracle Database 10g
8 4 (2.53%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 3 (1.90%) Oracle ODI
10 2 (1.27%) Big Data
10 2 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (1.27%) DB2
10 2 (1.27%) MongoDB
10 2 (1.27%) MySQL
10 2 (1.27%) Oracle Discoverer
10 2 (1.27%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 24 (15.19%) Git (software)
2 17 (10.76%) Subversion
3 15 (9.49%) Selenium
4 13 (8.23%) Jenkins
5 11 (6.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 11 (6.96%) GitLab
5 11 (6.96%) TeamCity
6 10 (6.33%) JMeter
7 7 (4.43%) SoapUI
8 5 (3.16%) Oracle APEX
8 5 (3.16%) Toad
9 4 (2.53%) CA Gen
9 4 (2.53%) Metasploit
10 3 (1.90%) WebDriver
11 2 (1.27%) Artifactory
11 2 (1.27%) Eclipse
11 2 (1.27%) IntelliJ
11 2 (1.27%) JUnit
11 2 (1.27%) Maven
11 2 (1.27%) NuGet
General
1 12 (7.59%) Finance
2 5 (3.16%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.90%) Retail
4 2 (1.27%) Banking
5 1 (0.63%) Back Office
5 1 (0.63%) Billing
5 1 (0.63%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.63%) Military
5 1 (0.63%) Publishing
5 1 (0.63%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 34 (21.52%) Analyst
2 25 (15.82%) Developer
3 24 (15.19%) Architect
4 20 (12.66%) Unix Engineer
5 15 (9.49%) AIX Engineer
6 14 (8.86%) DBA
7 13 (8.23%) Oracle DBA
7 13 (8.23%) Support Analyst
8 12 (7.59%) Test Analyst
9 9 (5.70%) Unix Scripting Engineer
10 8 (5.06%) Oracle Applications DBA
10 8 (5.06%) Solaris Engineer
11 7 (4.43%) Support Engineer
12 6 (3.80%) Administrator
12 6 (3.80%) Java Developer
12 6 (3.80%) Operational Support Analyst
12 6 (3.80%) Operations Analyst
12 6 (3.80%) Operations Support Analyst
12 6 (3.80%) SAS Analyst
13 5 (3.16%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (12.03%) JSON
2 17 (10.76%) XML
3 14 (8.86%) Middleware
4 11 (6.96%) SOAP
5 8 (5.06%) HTML
6 6 (3.80%) .NET
6 6 (3.80%) J2EE
6 6 (3.80%) JSON Schema
6 6 (3.80%) LDAP
6 6 (3.80%) WSDL
6 6 (3.80%) XSD
7 5 (3.16%) CSS
7 5 (3.16%) Web Services
8 4 (2.53%) LAMP
8 4 (2.53%) REST
8 4 (2.53%) Spring
8 4 (2.53%) WCF
9 3 (1.90%) RESTful
10 2 (1.27%) HTML5
10 2 (1.27%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.13%) Management Information System
2 14 (8.86%) PKI
3 12 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (5.06%) DataPower
5 7 (4.43%) Data Centre
6 5 (3.16%) Enterprise Cloud
6 5 (3.16%) Hybrid Cloud
6 5 (3.16%) Public Cloud
6 5 (3.16%) Smart Meter
7 4 (2.53%) Driving Licence
8 3 (1.90%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.90%) Mainframe
9 2 (1.27%) Cyberattack
9 2 (1.27%) SCADA
10 1 (0.63%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.63%) Clustering
10 1 (0.63%) EMC Centera
10 1 (0.63%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.63%) Robotics
10 1 (0.63%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 74 (46.84%) Linux
2 54 (34.18%) Windows
3 29 (18.35%) Solaris
4 24 (15.19%) AIX
5 23 (14.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 18 (11.39%) SUSE
7 13 (8.23%) Oracle Linux
8 10 (6.33%) Mac OS X
9 6 (3.80%) HPUX
10 5 (3.16%) Windows Server
11 3 (1.90%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (1.27%) zOS
13 1 (0.63%) Android
13 1 (0.63%) CentOS
13 1 (0.63%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.63%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (17.09%) ITIL
2 25 (15.82%) Disaster Recovery
3 22 (13.92%) DevOps
4 21 (13.29%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (13.29%) Test Automation
5 20 (12.66%) Continuous Integration
5 20 (12.66%) Service Delivery
6 15 (9.49%) Performance Tuning
7 14 (8.86%) Load Balancing
8 13 (8.23%) Incident Management
8 13 (8.23%) Migration
8 13 (8.23%) Open Source
9 12 (7.59%) Continuous Deployment
10 11 (6.96%) Configuration Management
10 11 (6.96%) Infrastructure Management
11 10 (6.33%) Release Automation
11 10 (6.33%) Validation
12 9 (5.70%) Coaching
12 9 (5.70%) Proactive Monitoring
12 9 (5.70%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 58 (36.71%) SQL
2 53 (33.54%) Shell Script
3 26 (16.46%) Java
4 18 (11.39%) Perl
5 13 (8.23%) Korn
6 12 (7.59%) PL/SQL
7 11 (6.96%) JavaScript
8 9 (5.70%) Bash Shell
8 9 (5.70%) Python
9 8 (5.06%) AWK
9 8 (5.06%) PowerShell
9 8 (5.06%) sed
10 6 (3.80%) VBA
11 5 (3.16%) C#
11 5 (3.16%) Ruby
11 5 (3.16%) VB
12 3 (1.90%) COBOL
12 3 (1.90%) VB6
13 2 (1.27%) C
13 2 (1.27%) Scala
Qualifications
1 32 (20.25%) Security Cleared
2 26 (16.46%) SC Cleared
3 15 (9.49%) Degree
4 10 (6.33%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (5.06%) CISSP
6 7 (4.43%) CCNA
6 7 (4.43%) CCNP
7 5 (3.16%) SANS
8 4 (2.53%) CCIE
8 4 (2.53%) ISEB
8 4 (2.53%) ISTQB
8 4 (2.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (1.90%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (1.90%) CISM
10 2 (1.27%) CEH
10 2 (1.27%) GCIA
10 2 (1.27%) GIAC
10 2 (1.27%) GSEC
10 2 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.27%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.80%) GDPR
2 3 (1.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (1.90%) SLA
3 2 (1.27%) QA
4 1 (0.63%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.63%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (0.63%) NIST 800
4 1 (0.63%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (5.70%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.80%) Oracle RAC
3 5 (3.16%) NFS
3 5 (3.16%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (3.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.53%) iptables
4 4 (2.53%) Postfix
4 4 (2.53%) Samba
4 4 (2.53%) Squid
5 2 (1.27%) Docker
5 2 (1.27%) RACF
5 2 (1.27%) Snort
5 2 (1.27%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (0.63%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 23 (14.56%) Puppet
2 15 (9.49%) NetBackup
3 14 (8.86%) BladeLogic
4 13 (8.23%) Ansible
5 12 (7.59%) Tivoli
6 11 (6.96%) Graylog
6 11 (6.96%) logstash
6 11 (6.96%) Nagios
6 11 (6.96%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 10 (6.33%) Rundeck
8 8 (5.06%) ITRS Geneos
9 7 (4.43%) Oracle RMAN
10 6 (3.80%) Data Guard
10 6 (3.80%) Opscode Chef
11 4 (2.53%) Cisco UCCX
11 4 (2.53%) Control-M
11 4 (2.53%) HP Quality Center
11 4 (2.53%) Nessus
11 4 (2.53%) Nmap
12 2 (1.27%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 97 (61.39%) Oracle
2 19 (12.03%) Red Hat
3 18 (11.39%) HP
4 15 (9.49%) Microsoft
5 13 (8.23%) Splunk
6 11 (6.96%) IBM
6 11 (6.96%) Micro Focus
6 11 (6.96%) webMethods
7 10 (6.33%) CA
7 10 (6.33%) Cisco
7 10 (6.33%) Serena
8 8 (5.06%) Comptel
8 8 (5.06%) Remedy
8 8 (5.06%) Teradata
9 7 (4.43%) Pega
10 6 (3.80%) Citrix
10 6 (3.80%) MuleSoft
10 6 (3.80%) VMware
10 6 (3.80%) WSO2
11 4 (2.53%) NEC