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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix Developer
Rank 602 604 597
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Developer 43 58 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.080% 0.099% 0.070%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.084% 0.10% 0.074%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 21 28
Median daily rate £425 £350 £506
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -30.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £300 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £525 £583
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+25.92% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £41.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £41.50 -

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
51143 55638 52625
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.66% 94.95% 94.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 33308 35407 31787
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1648 2080 2057
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.33 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.90% +1.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 31 August 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 30 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 31 August 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 -7 42 £438 +25.00% 14
London -32 24 £480 +23.87% 10
South East +9 5 £425 +30.76% 2
City of London +25 4 £550 +4.76% 1
Cambridgeshire +23 4 £480 - 2
East of England +19 4 £480 - 2
North East -14 3 £265 -19.39%
Newcastle upon Tyne -20 3 £265 -19.39%
Tyne and Wear -23 3 £265 -19.39%
Huntingdon - 3 £480 -
Scotland +17 2 £250 -
Buckinghamshire +11 2 £463 +42.30%
Berkshire +9 2 - -
Milton Keynes +8 2 £463 +42.30%
Bracknell - 2 - -
North West - 2 £425 -
Edinburgh - 2 £250 -
Yorkshire +3 1 £400 +4.57%
Leeds -1 1 £400 +4.57%
West Yorkshire -1 1 £400 +4.57%
East Midlands -6 1 £425 +25.92%
South West - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £315 -
Chiswick - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - -
Middlesex - 1 £360 -
Leicestershire - 1 £425 -
Leicester - 1 £425 -
Peterborough - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 - -

Unix Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 113 (100.00%) Unix
2 73 (64.60%) Linux
3 65 (57.52%) SQL
4 61 (53.98%) Oracle
5 55 (48.67%) C++
6 49 (43.36%) Java
7 40 (35.40%) STL
8 39 (34.51%) Perl
9 35 (30.97%) Software Engineering
10 33 (29.20%) OO
11 27 (23.89%) Release Management
12 25 (22.12%) Python
13 24 (21.24%) OLTP
14 22 (19.47%) Shell Script
15 21 (18.58%) Oracle Database
16 20 (17.70%) C
17 18 (15.93%) Agile Software Development
18 17 (15.04%) Finance
18 17 (15.04%) SDLC
19 16 (14.16%) MySQL
20 15 (13.27%) Multithreading
20 15 (13.27%) Database Tuning
20 15 (13.27%) JavaScript
21 13 (11.50%) HTML
21 13 (11.50%) CSS
21 13 (11.50%) Windows
21 13 (11.50%) Banking
22 12 (10.62%) PL/SQL
22 12 (10.62%) XML
23 11 (9.73%) Security Cleared

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 6 (5.31%) Apache
2 3 (2.65%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.77%) Confluence
3 2 (1.77%) OpenStack
3 2 (1.77%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.77%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.88%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.88%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.88%) SAS
4 1 (0.88%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.88%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 1 (0.88%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.77%) OpenShift
1 2 (1.77%) PaaS
2 1 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.42%) LDAP
2 4 (3.54%) FTP
2 4 (3.54%) HTTP
3 1 (0.88%) Internet
3 1 (0.88%) Intranet
3 1 (0.88%) Softphone
3 1 (0.88%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.88%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (21.24%) OLTP
2 21 (18.58%) Oracle Database
3 16 (14.16%) MySQL
4 7 (6.19%) Relational Database
5 6 (5.31%) Hadoop
6 5 (4.42%) NoSQL
7 4 (3.54%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (3.54%) Oracle Database 10g
7 4 (3.54%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (2.65%) DB2
9 2 (1.77%) MongoDB
9 2 (1.77%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.88%) Base SAS
10 1 (0.88%) Big Data
10 1 (0.88%) DataStage
10 1 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.88%) PowerCenter
10 1 (0.88%) SAP Data Services
10 1 (0.88%) SAS Enterprise Guide
10 1 (0.88%) UniData
Development Applications
1 10 (8.85%) Subversion
2 8 (7.08%) Git (software)
3 6 (5.31%) Selenium
4 4 (3.54%) Cucumber
4 4 (3.54%) JIRA
4 4 (3.54%) Oracle Forms
4 4 (3.54%) ProC
5 3 (2.65%) Ant
5 3 (2.65%) ClearCase
6 2 (1.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (1.77%) EasyMock
6 2 (1.77%) Eclipse
6 2 (1.77%) FishEye
6 2 (1.77%) GoogleTest
6 2 (1.77%) Gradle
6 2 (1.77%) IntelliJ
6 2 (1.77%) jMock
6 2 (1.77%) Maven
6 2 (1.77%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.77%) Vagrant
General
1 17 (15.04%) Finance
2 13 (11.50%) Banking
3 5 (4.42%) Military
4 1 (0.88%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (35.40%) STL
2 13 (11.50%) CSS
2 13 (11.50%) HTML
3 12 (10.62%) XML
4 9 (7.96%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 9 (7.96%) Web Services
5 8 (7.08%) Swing
6 7 (6.19%) J2EE
7 5 (4.42%) EJB
7 5 (4.42%) JSP
7 5 (4.42%) Spring
7 5 (4.42%) XML Schema
7 5 (4.42%) XSLT
8 4 (3.54%) Ajax
8 4 (3.54%) ISPF
8 4 (3.54%) jQuery
8 4 (3.54%) REST
8 4 (3.54%) SOAP
8 4 (3.54%) XHTML
9 3 (2.65%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.85%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (7.96%) Management Information System
3 5 (4.42%) Clustering
4 4 (3.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 4 (3.54%) iSeries
4 4 (3.54%) Mainframe
4 4 (3.54%) Tandem
5 3 (2.65%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.77%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.77%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.88%) Derivative
7 1 (0.88%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.88%) Equities
7 1 (0.88%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.88%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.88%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.88%) Pricing Data
7 1 (0.88%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 113 (100.00%) Unix
2 73 (64.60%) Linux
3 13 (11.50%) Windows
4 9 (7.96%) AIX
5 7 (6.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (3.54%) HPUX
7 2 (1.77%) Mac OS X
7 2 (1.77%) Solaris
8 1 (0.88%) Android
8 1 (0.88%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.88%) VME
8 1 (0.88%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (30.97%) Software Engineering
2 33 (29.20%) OO
3 27 (23.89%) Release Management
4 18 (15.93%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (15.04%) SDLC
6 15 (13.27%) Database Tuning
6 15 (13.27%) Multithreading
7 7 (6.19%) Unit Testing
8 6 (5.31%) UML
9 5 (4.42%) Continuous Deployment
9 5 (4.42%) Migration
9 5 (4.42%) OOP
9 5 (4.42%) TDD
10 4 (3.54%) Configuration Management
10 4 (3.54%) ETL
10 4 (3.54%) Front End Development
10 4 (3.54%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (3.54%) Scrum
10 4 (3.54%) Service Delivery
10 4 (3.54%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 65 (57.52%) SQL
2 55 (48.67%) C++
3 49 (43.36%) Java
4 39 (34.51%) Perl
5 25 (22.12%) Python
6 22 (19.47%) Shell Script
7 20 (17.70%) C
8 15 (13.27%) JavaScript
9 12 (10.62%) PL/SQL
10 6 (5.31%) COBOL
11 5 (4.42%) C#
12 4 (3.54%) JCL
13 3 (2.65%) Scala
14 2 (1.77%) Clojure
14 2 (1.77%) Groovy
14 2 (1.77%) MATLAB
14 2 (1.77%) VBScript
15 1 (0.88%) PHP
15 1 (0.88%) VB
15 1 (0.88%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (9.73%) Security Cleared
2 5 (4.42%) BPSS Clearance
2 5 (4.42%) DV Cleared
3 2 (1.77%) Degree
4 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.88%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.42%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (2.65%) QA
3 1 (0.88%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (4.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (3.54%) Docker
2 4 (3.54%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 2 (1.77%) BladeLogic
1 2 (1.77%) Control-M
1 2 (1.77%) Puppet
Vendors
1 61 (53.98%) Oracle
2 9 (7.96%) IBM
3 6 (5.31%) VMware
4 4 (3.54%) Atlassian
5 3 (2.65%) Microgen
5 3 (2.65%) Microsoft
5 3 (2.65%) Sybase
6 2 (1.77%) Informatica
6 2 (1.77%) Remedy
6 2 (1.77%) Splunk
6 2 (1.77%) Sun
7 1 (0.88%) Axway
7 1 (0.88%) Bloomberg
7 1 (0.88%) Endeca
7 1 (0.88%) hybris
7 1 (0.88%) IBM Sterling
7 1 (0.88%) ICL
7 1 (0.88%) Pega
7 1 (0.88%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.88%) webMethods