The table below looks at the statistics for Unix skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northern Ireland region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unix over the 3 months to 20 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unix
UK / Northern Ireland
Rank 8 14 4
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -10
Contract jobs citing Unix 38 9 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 16.24% 8.26% 21.43%
As % of the Operating Systems category 48.10% 36.00% 54.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 2 8
Median daily rate £445 £351 £177
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.96% +97.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £351 £147
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £351 £358
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £30.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+26.82% -23.12%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Northern Ireland region.

Operating Systems Category
Northern Ireland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
79 25 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 33.76% 22.94% 39.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 13 15
Median daily rate £420 £425 £171
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.17% +148.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 0 4
Median hourly rate £12.00 - £11.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +9.37%

Unix
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Northern Ireland region citing Unix as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Unix Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

Unix
Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Unix across the Northern Ireland region.

Unix Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

Unix
Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Unix across the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 20 February 2017.

Unix Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

Unix
Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Unix across the Northern Ireland region.

Unix Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

Unix
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 20 February 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
County Antrim +8 35 £462 +31.74% 3
Unix
UK

Unix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Unix.

1 39 (82.98%) Linux
2 29 (61.70%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (59.57%) KDB
4 27 (57.45%) Perl
5 25 (53.19%) Solaris
5 25 (53.19%) Kdb+
6 24 (51.06%) Finance
7 18 (38.30%) Banking
7 18 (38.30%) Java
8 16 (34.04%) Analytics
9 10 (21.28%) FIX Protocol
9 10 (21.28%) SQL
10 8 (17.02%) Equities
10 8 (17.02%) Low Latency
11 7 (14.89%) Front Office
11 7 (14.89%) C++
12 6 (12.77%) OO
12 6 (12.77%) Investment Banking
13 5 (10.64%) Agile Software Development
13 5 (10.64%) OOP
13 5 (10.64%) OOA/OOD
13 5 (10.64%) Market Making
13 5 (10.64%) Virtual Team
13 5 (10.64%) Continuous Integration
13 5 (10.64%) Multithreading
13 5 (10.64%) Client Onboarding
14 4 (8.51%) FIX Connectivity
14 4 (8.51%) Degree
14 4 (8.51%) Defect Management
14 4 (8.51%) N-Tier

Unix
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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 1 (2.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.13%) EngageOne
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.51%) FIX Connectivity
2 1 (2.13%) NAS
2 1 (2.13%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (59.57%) KDB
2 25 (53.19%) Kdb+
3 2 (4.26%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.13%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server
General
1 24 (51.06%) Finance
2 18 (38.30%) Banking
3 7 (14.89%) Front Office
4 6 (12.77%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.13%) Billing
5 1 (2.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 40 (85.11%) Developer
2 25 (53.19%) KDB Developer
3 8 (17.02%) Senior Developer
4 7 (14.89%) Java Developer
5 6 (12.77%) C++ Developer
6 5 (10.64%) Senior Java Developer
7 3 (6.38%) Senior C++ Developer
8 2 (4.26%) Exchange Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) Low Latency C++ Developer
8 2 (4.26%) Murex Developer
8 2 (4.26%) Senior SQL Developer
8 2 (4.26%) SQL Developer
9 1 (2.13%) Algorithmic Trading Developer
9 1 (2.13%) Front Office C++ Developer
9 1 (2.13%) Infrastructure Support
9 1 (2.13%) Investment Banking C++ Developer
9 1 (2.13%) Java Developer - Algorithmic Trading
9 1 (2.13%) Senior Algorithmic Trading Developer
9 1 (2.13%) Unix Developer
9 1 (2.13%) Workflow Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (21.28%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (2.13%) .NET
2 1 (2.13%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.13%) EJB
2 1 (2.13%) FpML
2 1 (2.13%) HTML
2 1 (2.13%) JDBC
2 1 (2.13%) JSON
2 1 (2.13%) JSP
2 1 (2.13%) Murex MxML
2 1 (2.13%) Servlets
2 1 (2.13%) XML
2 1 (2.13%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 29 (61.70%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (17.02%) Equities
3 5 (10.64%) Virtual Team
4 4 (8.51%) Equity Derivative
4 4 (8.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 4 (8.51%) N-Tier
5 2 (4.26%) Algorithms
5 2 (4.26%) Derivative
5 2 (4.26%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 39 (82.98%) Linux
2 25 (53.19%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (34.04%) Analytics
2 8 (17.02%) Low Latency
3 6 (12.77%) OO
4 5 (10.64%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (10.64%) Client Onboarding
4 5 (10.64%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (10.64%) Market Making
4 5 (10.64%) Multithreading
4 5 (10.64%) OOA/OOD
4 5 (10.64%) OOP
5 4 (8.51%) Defect Management
5 4 (8.51%) TDD
6 3 (6.38%) Data Analytics
7 2 (4.26%) Algorithmic Trading
7 2 (4.26%) Electronic Trading
7 2 (4.26%) Mentoring
7 2 (4.26%) Requirements Analysis
7 2 (4.26%) Workflow
7 2 (4.26%) Workflow Development
8 1 (2.13%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 27 (57.45%) Perl
2 18 (38.30%) Java
3 10 (21.28%) SQL
4 7 (14.89%) C++
5 2 (4.26%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.13%) C#
6 1 (2.13%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.13%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.13%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (8.51%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (8.51%) Bloomberg
1 4 (8.51%) Fidessa
1 4 (8.51%) NYFIX
2 2 (4.26%) Murex
2 2 (4.26%) Oracle
3 1 (2.13%) Sun
3 1 (2.13%) VMware
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