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 June 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.

Unix
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 33 35
Rank change year-on-year +3 +2  
Contract jobs citing Unix 14 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 3.97% 1.25% 1.98%
As % of the Operating Systems category 23.73% 7.69% 13.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 6
Median daily rate £413 £250 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +65.00% -27.53%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £320 £458
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 £39.50 £27.50 £38.25
% change year-on-year +43.63% -28.10%  

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 59 52 51
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 16.71% 16.20% 14.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 39 32
Median daily rate £380 £388 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.93% +47.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £125 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £425 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £348
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 6
Median hourly rate £14.50 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -63.75% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix in Bedfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix in Bedfordshire

Unix
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 June 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
Bedford - 6 £413 -
Luton - 2 £400 - 1
Unix
East of England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 11 (78.57%) Oracle
2 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
3 8 (57.14%) SQL
3 8 (57.14%) XML
4 7 (50.00%) .NET
4 7 (50.00%) Java
4 7 (50.00%) UML
4 7 (50.00%) IBM
4 7 (50.00%) WebSphere MQ
4 7 (50.00%) Shell Script
4 7 (50.00%) WebSphere
4 7 (50.00%) IBM Integration Bus
5 6 (42.86%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (35.71%) Citrix
6 5 (35.71%) Cisco
6 5 (35.71%) Break/Fix
7 4 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (28.57%) Degree
7 4 (28.57%) TOGAF
7 4 (28.57%) IBM Transformation Extender
7 4 (28.57%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (21.43%) Solaris
8 3 (21.43%) Linux
8 3 (21.43%) Windows
8 3 (21.43%) Middleware
8 3 (21.43%) Data Security
8 3 (21.43%) Finance
8 3 (21.43%) VMware
8 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure

Unix
Co-occurring 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 7 (50.00%) WebSphere
2 6 (42.86%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (28.57%) IBM Transformation Extender
3 4 (28.57%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (7.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (7.14%) Big Data
1 1 (7.14%) DB2
1 1 (7.14%) DB2 UDB
1 1 (7.14%) MongoDB
1 1 (7.14%) MySQL
1 1 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Spanish Language
2 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Developer
2 5 (35.71%) Architect
2 5 (35.71%) Integration Developer
2 5 (35.71%) Technical Architect
3 3 (21.43%) Systems Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) WebSphere Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Administrator
5 1 (7.14%) AWS Architect
5 1 (7.14%) BizTalk Developer
5 1 (7.14%) BizTalk Integration Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Citrix Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Citrix Technical Architect
5 1 (7.14%) DBA
5 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Oracle Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Oracle Technical Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Splunk Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Unix Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (57.14%) XML
2 7 (50.00%) .NET
2 7 (50.00%) IBM Integration Bus
2 7 (50.00%) WebSphere MQ
3 3 (21.43%) Middleware
4 2 (14.29%) JSON
5 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
5 1 (7.14%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Linux
1 3 (21.43%) Solaris
1 3 (21.43%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) AIX
2 1 (7.14%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) UML
2 5 (35.71%) Break/Fix
3 4 (28.57%) TOGAF
4 3 (21.43%) Application Virtualisation
4 3 (21.43%) Data Security
5 2 (14.29%) Process Management
5 2 (14.29%) Project Planning
5 2 (14.29%) Task Automation
6 1 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (7.14%) SIEM
6 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) SQL
2 7 (50.00%) Java
2 7 (50.00%) Shell Script
3 2 (14.29%) Python
4 1 (7.14%) Bash Shell
4 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
4 1 (7.14%) Korn
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Ansible
Vendors
1 11 (78.57%) Oracle
2 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
3 7 (50.00%) IBM
4 5 (35.71%) Cisco
4 5 (35.71%) Citrix
5 3 (21.43%) VMware
6 1 (7.14%) Splunk