The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for Unix skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Unix over the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unix
East of England / Bedfordshire
Rank - 35 47
Contract jobs citing Unix 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire - 0.33% 0.24%
As % of the Operating Systems category - 1.92% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £338 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -10.00% -  

Unix is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 55 52 52
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 19.86% 16.99% 12.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 29 35
Median daily rate £418 £339 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.24% -9.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £170 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £577 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 5
Median hourly rate £14.00 £42.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -67.05% +117.94%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

Unix
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire citing Unix as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Unix in Bedfordshire

Unix
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Unix in Bedfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Unix in Bedfordshire

Unix
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix in Bedfordshire

Unix
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Unix.

1 4 (100.00%) Linux
2 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (50.00%) VMware Server
3 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (50.00%) HP
3 2 (50.00%) Dell
3 2 (50.00%) VMware
4 1 (25.00%) Apache
4 1 (25.00%) Python
4 1 (25.00%) FTP
4 1 (25.00%) EFT
4 1 (25.00%) Internet
4 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (25.00%) RESTful
4 1 (25.00%) Visualisation
4 1 (25.00%) R
4 1 (25.00%) Algorithms
4 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (25.00%) Statistics
4 1 (25.00%) Mathematics
4 1 (25.00%) QA
4 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (25.00%) SQL
4 1 (25.00%) Web Services

Unix
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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 (25.00%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) FTP
1 1 (25.00%) Internet
General
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Applications Support
1 1 (25.00%) Applications Support Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Integration Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Software Integration Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Support Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) RESTful
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Algorithms
1 1 (25.00%) EFT
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Mathematics
1 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (25.00%) Statistics
1 1 (25.00%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (25.00%) Python
1 1 (25.00%) R
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (50.00%) VMware Server
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Dell
1 2 (50.00%) HP
1 2 (50.00%) VMware