Period
to 18 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Belfast with a requirement for Unix skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Unix over the 6 months to 18 December 2018 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
County Antrim > Belfast
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 11 26
Rank change year-on-year -8 +15 -9
Contract jobs citing Unix 28 117 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 8.36% 22.16% 5.41%
As % of the Operating Systems category 39.44% 69.64% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 100 10
Belfast median daily rate £330 £418 £548
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.05% -23.65% +75.20%
10th Percentile £308 £301 £445
90th Percentile £458 £557 £588
County Antrim median daily rate £330 £418 £548
% change year-on-year -21.05% -23.65% +75.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Belfast median hourly rate - - -
County Antrim median hourly rate - - -

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

All Operating Systems
Belfast
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 71 168 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 21.19% 31.82% 27.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 130 50
Belfast median daily rate £328 £414 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.94% +1.04% +31.20%
10th Percentile £308 £302 £138
90th Percentile £460 £564 £565
County Antrim median daily rate £328 £414 £410
% change year-on-year -20.94% +1.04% +31.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 12
Belfast median hourly rate £15.64 £11.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.00% -4.17% -21.31%
10th Percentile £11.17 £8.45 £10.00
90th Percentile £23.00 £14.73 £13.50
County Antrim median hourly rate £11.78 £11.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year +2.43% -4.17% -21.31%

Unix
Job Vacancy Trend in Belfast

Job postings citing Unix as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Belfast.

Job vacancy trend for Unix in Belfast

Unix
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unix in Belfast

Unix
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Belfast

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unix in Belfast over the 6 months to 18 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unix in Belfast

Unix
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix in Belfast

For the 6 months to 18 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Unix also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Belfast region with a requirement for Unix.

1 17 (60.71%) SQL
1 17 (60.71%) Finance
2 15 (53.57%) QA
2 15 (53.57%) Test Automation
3 14 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 14 (50.00%) Python
4 13 (46.43%) Issue Tracking
4 13 (46.43%) Selenium
4 13 (46.43%) JIRA
4 13 (46.43%) TestComplete
5 12 (42.86%) Requirements Management
5 12 (42.86%) Linux
5 12 (42.86%) HP
5 12 (42.86%) Banking
5 12 (42.86%) HP ALM
6 7 (25.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 7 (25.00%) VBScript
6 7 (25.00%) Degree
6 7 (25.00%) Git (software)
6 7 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (21.43%) C++
7 6 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (17.86%) C
8 5 (17.86%) Computer Science
9 4 (14.29%) Low Latency
9 4 (14.29%) Functional Testing
9 4 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
9 4 (14.29%) Software Engineering
9 4 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
9 4 (14.29%) Self-Motivation

Unix
Co-occurring IT Skills in Belfast 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 (3.57%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.57%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (3.57%) IBM Cloud
3 1 (3.57%) OpenShift
3 1 (3.57%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.71%) BGP
1 3 (10.71%) Firewall
1 3 (10.71%) IPsec
1 3 (10.71%) L2TP
1 3 (10.71%) OpenVPN
1 3 (10.71%) VPN
2 2 (7.14%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) MongoDB
2 2 (7.14%) Oracle Database
2 2 (7.14%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (3.57%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (46.43%) JIRA
1 13 (46.43%) Selenium
1 13 (46.43%) TestComplete
2 7 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 7 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 17 (60.71%) Finance
2 12 (42.86%) Banking
3 2 (7.14%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.57%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 5 (17.86%) Automation Tester
1 5 (17.86%) C++ Developer
1 5 (17.86%) Developer
1 5 (17.86%) Test Engineer
1 5 (17.86%) Tester
2 4 (14.29%) QA Engineer
2 4 (14.29%) Unix Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Automation Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) JavaScript Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Network Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) QA Automation Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Test Automation Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Server Administrator
5 1 (3.57%) Server Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Systems Test Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Test Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Wintel Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) FIX Protocol
1 1 (3.57%) J2EE
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle GoldenGate
1 1 (3.57%) TIBCO EMS
1 1 (3.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 4 (14.29%) Public Cloud
2 4 (14.29%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (14.29%) Virtual Team
3 1 (3.57%) Algorithms
3 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.57%) Fixed Income
3 1 (3.57%) N-Tier
3 1 (3.57%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 12 (42.86%) Linux
2 1 (3.57%) Solaris
2 1 (3.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (53.57%) Test Automation
2 13 (46.43%) Issue Tracking
3 12 (42.86%) Requirements Management
4 6 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (17.86%) Computer Science
6 4 (14.29%) Functional Testing
6 4 (14.29%) Low Latency
6 4 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
6 4 (14.29%) Software Engineering
7 3 (10.71%) BDD
7 3 (10.71%) Microservices
7 3 (10.71%) QA Automation
7 3 (10.71%) Regression Testing
7 3 (10.71%) Requirements Analysis
7 3 (10.71%) Service Delivery
7 3 (10.71%) SOA
7 3 (10.71%) TDD
7 3 (10.71%) Waterfall
8 2 (7.14%) Data Modelling
8 2 (7.14%) Network Planning
Programming Languages
1 17 (60.71%) SQL
2 14 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 14 (50.00%) Python
3 7 (25.00%) VBScript
4 6 (21.43%) C++
5 5 (17.86%) C
6 3 (10.71%) Java
7 2 (7.14%) PL/SQL
7 2 (7.14%) Ruby
7 2 (7.14%) Shell Script
8 1 (3.57%) Bash Shell
8 1 (3.57%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (25.00%) Degree
2 4 (14.29%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (10.71%) CCNA
3 3 (10.71%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.57%) ISEB
4 1 (3.57%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (53.57%) QA
2 3 (10.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.57%) Docker
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 12 (42.86%) HP ALM
2 2 (7.14%) Prometheus
3 1 (3.57%) Ansible
3 1 (3.57%) Data Guard
3 1 (3.57%) Kubernetes
3 1 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (3.57%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (42.86%) HP
2 3 (10.71%) Cisco
2 3 (10.71%) Oracle
3 1 (3.57%) EMC
3 1 (3.57%) SAP
3 1 (3.57%) TIBCO
3 1 (3.57%) VMware