The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Unix Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 11 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
11 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix Developer
Rank 582 575 559
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Developer 39 77 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.079% 0.14% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.083% 0.15% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 38 57
Median daily rate £525 £418 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.74% +7.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £321 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £45.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +26.76%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
- +26.76%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
46863 52014 52705
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.55% 94.72% 93.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 30655 33167 33349
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £259 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1649 2000 2163
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +5.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Unix Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Unix Developer in the job title.

Unix Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Unix Developer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Unix Developer within the UK.

Unix Developer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Unix Developer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Unix Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 11 December 2016.

Unix Developer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Unix Developer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Unix Developer within the UK.

Unix Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Unix Developer
Top 18 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 11 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
England -5 38 £531 +25.00% 15
London -4 29 £563 +5.14% 14
South East +12 6 £374 +6.92%
City of London +1 5 £650 +136.36% 5
Buckinghamshire +17 3 £425 -
Milton Keynes - 3 £425 -
Hampshire +22 2 £317 -2.53%
Hook +3 2 £317 -2.53%
Nottingham - 2 £244 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £244 -
East Midlands - 2 £244 -
East of England -2 1 - - 1
Glasgow - 1 £450 -
Scotland - 1 £450 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - - 1
Kent - 1 £300 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £550 -
Peterborough - 1 - -

Unix Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 December 2016, Unix Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Unix Developer in the job title.

1 79 (100.00%) Unix
2 43 (54.43%) SQL
3 36 (45.57%) C++
3 36 (45.57%) Linux
4 31 (39.24%) Oracle
5 25 (31.65%) Java
6 21 (26.58%) Finance
7 19 (24.05%) Shell Script
7 19 (24.05%) Software Engineering
8 17 (21.52%) Perl
8 17 (21.52%) Banking
9 15 (18.99%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (16.46%) C
10 13 (16.46%) STL
10 13 (16.46%) Python
11 11 (13.92%) OO
11 11 (13.92%) Multithreading
11 11 (13.92%) Oracle Database
12 10 (12.66%) Low Latency
12 10 (12.66%) PL/SQL
13 9 (11.39%) Analytical Skills
14 8 (10.13%) Relational Database
14 8 (10.13%) JavaScript
14 8 (10.13%) Scrum
14 8 (10.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 8 (10.13%) Degree
14 8 (10.13%) Git (software)
15 7 (8.86%) Electronic Trading
15 7 (8.86%) Security Cleared
15 7 (8.86%) Unit Testing

Unix Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 5 (6.33%) WebSphere
2 4 (5.06%) Apache
3 3 (3.80%) WebLogic
4 2 (2.53%) Confluence
5 1 (1.27%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.27%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.27%) SAS
5 1 (1.27%) Tuxedo
5 1 (1.27%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (1.27%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.80%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (1.27%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.06%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.27%) OpenShift
2 1 (1.27%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.59%) TCP/IP
2 5 (6.33%) HTTP
3 4 (5.06%) LDAP
4 3 (3.80%) Internet
5 1 (1.27%) Firewall
5 1 (1.27%) FTP
5 1 (1.27%) Kerberos
5 1 (1.27%) Multicast
5 1 (1.27%) Softphone
5 1 (1.27%) SSH
5 1 (1.27%) SSL
5 1 (1.27%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (13.92%) Oracle Database
2 8 (10.13%) Relational Database
3 6 (7.59%) MySQL
3 6 (7.59%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (6.33%) Oracle Database 10g
5 4 (5.06%) DB2
5 4 (5.06%) Hadoop
6 3 (3.80%) InterSystems Cache
6 3 (3.80%) KDB
6 3 (3.80%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (2.53%) Big Data
7 2 (2.53%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (2.53%) NoSQL
7 2 (2.53%) OLTP
7 2 (2.53%) RDBMS
7 2 (2.53%) SQL Server
8 1 (1.27%) Base SAS
8 1 (1.27%) Data Mart
8 1 (1.27%) Informix
8 1 (1.27%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 8 (10.13%) Git (software)
2 5 (6.33%) Subversion
3 4 (5.06%) Jenkins
3 4 (5.06%) JIRA
3 4 (5.06%) Oracle Forms
3 4 (5.06%) ProC
4 2 (2.53%) ClearCase
4 2 (2.53%) GoogleTest
4 2 (2.53%) NUnit
5 1 (1.27%) Ant
5 1 (1.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (1.27%) CA Gen
5 1 (1.27%) CppUnit
5 1 (1.27%) FishEye
5 1 (1.27%) JUnit
5 1 (1.27%) SonarQube
5 1 (1.27%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (1.27%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.27%) Vagrant
General
1 21 (26.58%) Finance
2 17 (21.52%) Banking
3 4 (5.06%) Military
4 3 (3.80%) Front Office
5 1 (1.27%) Games
5 1 (1.27%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.27%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (16.46%) STL
2 7 (8.86%) SOAP
2 7 (8.86%) XML
3 6 (7.59%) J2EE
4 5 (6.33%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 5 (6.33%) CSS
4 5 (6.33%) FIX Protocol
4 5 (6.33%) HTML
5 4 (5.06%) Swing
5 4 (5.06%) Web Services
6 3 (3.80%) .NET
6 3 (3.80%) EJB
6 3 (3.80%) JSP
6 3 (3.80%) XML Schema
6 3 (3.80%) XSLT
7 2 (2.53%) Middleware
7 2 (2.53%) REST
7 2 (2.53%) Spring
8 1 (1.27%) Mustache
8 1 (1.27%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.39%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (10.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 6 (7.59%) Algorithms
3 6 (7.59%) Derivative
4 3 (3.80%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.80%) Internet of Things
5 2 (2.53%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.27%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.27%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.27%) Grid Computing
6 1 (1.27%) iSeries
6 1 (1.27%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.27%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.27%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.27%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.27%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.27%) Statistics
6 1 (1.27%) Tandem
6 1 (1.27%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 79 (100.00%) Unix
2 36 (45.57%) Linux
3 5 (6.33%) Windows
4 4 (5.06%) HPUX
4 4 (5.06%) Solaris
5 2 (2.53%) AIX
5 2 (2.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.53%) zOS
6 1 (1.27%) Android
6 1 (1.27%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.27%) Mac OS
6 1 (1.27%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.27%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (1.27%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (24.05%) Software Engineering
2 15 (18.99%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (13.92%) Multithreading
3 11 (13.92%) OO
4 10 (12.66%) Low Latency
5 8 (10.13%) Scrum
6 7 (8.86%) Electronic Trading
6 7 (8.86%) Risk Management
6 7 (8.86%) Unit Testing
7 6 (7.59%) High Availability
7 6 (7.59%) Migration
7 6 (7.59%) OOD
8 5 (6.33%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (6.33%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (6.33%) Release Management
8 5 (6.33%) SDLC
8 5 (6.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (6.33%) UML
9 4 (5.06%) Integration Testing
9 4 (5.06%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 43 (54.43%) SQL
2 36 (45.57%) C++
3 25 (31.65%) Java
4 19 (24.05%) Shell Script
5 17 (21.52%) Perl
6 13 (16.46%) C
6 13 (16.46%) Python
7 10 (12.66%) PL/SQL
8 8 (10.13%) JavaScript
9 7 (8.86%) COBOL
10 5 (6.33%) C#
11 2 (2.53%) MATLAB
11 2 (2.53%) Scala
11 2 (2.53%) VBScript
12 1 (1.27%) AWK
12 1 (1.27%) Bash Shell
12 1 (1.27%) JCL
12 1 (1.27%) Korn
12 1 (1.27%) Objective-C
12 1 (1.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (10.13%) Degree
2 7 (8.86%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.80%) DV Cleared
3 3 (3.80%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.06%) QA
2 2 (2.53%) MiFID
System Software
1 3 (3.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.27%) Docker
2 1 (1.27%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 2 (2.53%) Control-M
1 2 (2.53%) Puppet
2 1 (1.27%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 31 (39.24%) Oracle
2 4 (5.06%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.80%) Bloomberg
3 3 (3.80%) Cognos
3 3 (3.80%) Microgen
3 3 (3.80%) VMware
4 2 (2.53%) Atlassian
4 2 (2.53%) IBM
4 2 (2.53%) IBM Sterling
4 2 (2.53%) Informatica
4 2 (2.53%) Reuters
4 2 (2.53%) Sun
5 1 (1.27%) Axway
5 1 (1.27%) BEA
5 1 (1.27%) DataSynapse
5 1 (1.27%) ICL
5 1 (1.27%) Murex
5 1 (1.27%) Remedy
5 1 (1.27%) Sybase
5 1 (1.27%) webMethods