Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 16 13
Rank change year-on-year +4 -3 -8
Contract jobs citing Unix 93 30 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 19.70% 8.75% 8.40%
As % of the Operating Systems category 67.39% 28.57% 31.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 22 8
Belfast median daily rate £421 £575 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.75% +70.24% +23.38%
10th Percentile £265 £400 £294
90th Percentile £511 £600 £438
County Antrim median daily rate £421 £575 £338
% change year-on-year -26.75% +70.24% +23.38%
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 138 105 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 29.24% 30.61% 26.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 70 25
Belfast median daily rate £413 £416 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.90% +18.76% +27.45%
10th Percentile £274 £141 £294
90th Percentile £562 £588 £450
County Antrim median daily rate £413 £416 £351
% change year-on-year -0.90% +18.76% +27.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 17 3
Belfast median hourly rate £11.50 £12.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.17% -21.31% -5.63%
10th Percentile £8.45 £10.00 £14.13
90th Percentile £14.73 £13.50 £17.49
County Antrim median hourly rate £11.50 £12.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year -4.17% -21.31% -5.63%

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 16 January 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 16 January 2018, 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 Belfast region with a requirement for Unix.

1 57 (61.29%) Finance
2 50 (53.76%) Linux
3 47 (50.54%) SQL
4 42 (45.16%) Java
5 41 (44.09%) Banking
6 36 (38.71%) Low Latency
7 31 (33.33%) Front Office
7 31 (33.33%) Equities
7 31 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
8 25 (26.88%) Agile Software Development
9 24 (25.81%) Relational Database
10 21 (22.58%) Market Making
11 20 (21.51%) Mentoring
11 20 (21.51%) JavaScript
12 17 (18.28%) OO
13 15 (16.13%) C++
13 15 (16.13%) Multithreading
14 14 (15.05%) Electronic Trading
14 14 (15.05%) KDB
14 14 (15.05%) Degree
14 14 (15.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 13 (13.98%) OOP
16 12 (12.90%) Python
16 12 (12.90%) FIX Protocol
17 11 (11.83%) Virtual Team
17 11 (11.83%) QA
17 11 (11.83%) Requirements Analysis
17 11 (11.83%) Investment Banking
17 11 (11.83%) Test Automation
17 11 (11.83%) OOA/OOD

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 7 (7.53%) MQSeries
1 7 (7.53%) WebSphere
1 7 (7.53%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (1.08%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.23%) ION MarketView
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.23%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.08%) Firewall
2 1 (1.08%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (25.81%) Relational Database
2 14 (15.05%) KDB
3 6 (6.45%) DB2
4 4 (4.30%) RDBMS
4 4 (4.30%) SQL Server
5 3 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (3.23%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (8.60%) JIRA
2 5 (5.38%) Zephyr
3 2 (2.15%) Ant
3 2 (2.15%) Hudson
3 2 (2.15%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.15%) JUnit
3 2 (2.15%) Rational Application Developer
3 2 (2.15%) Subversion
4 1 (1.08%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.08%) Selenium
General
1 57 (61.29%) Finance
2 41 (44.09%) Banking
3 31 (33.33%) Front Office
4 11 (11.83%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 62 (66.67%) Developer
2 30 (32.26%) Java Developer
3 27 (29.03%) Senior Developer
4 19 (20.43%) Senior Java Developer
5 15 (16.13%) C++ Developer
6 13 (13.98%) Tester
7 12 (12.90%) KDB Developer
8 10 (10.75%) Manual Tester
9 7 (7.53%) Investment Banking C++ Developer
9 7 (7.53%) Senior C++ Developer
10 6 (6.45%) Java WebSphere Developer
10 6 (6.45%) Senior WebSphere Developer
10 6 (6.45%) WebSphere Developer
11 5 (5.38%) Analyst
12 3 (3.23%) .NET Developer
12 3 (3.23%) Administrator
12 3 (3.23%) Applications Support
12 3 (3.23%) Applications Support Analyst
12 3 (3.23%) C# Developer
12 3 (3.23%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (12.90%) FIX Protocol
2 8 (8.60%) J2EE
3 7 (7.53%) jQuery
3 7 (7.53%) JSP
3 7 (7.53%) Servlets
3 7 (7.53%) Spring
4 6 (6.45%) HTML
5 4 (4.30%) .NET
5 4 (4.30%) AngularJS
5 4 (4.30%) HTML5
6 2 (2.15%) Ajax
6 2 (2.15%) CSS
6 2 (2.15%) XML
7 1 (1.08%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 31 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 31 (33.33%) Equities
2 14 (15.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 11 (11.83%) Virtual Team
4 5 (5.38%) Fixed Income
5 3 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (3.23%) iPad
6 2 (2.15%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.08%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 50 (53.76%) Linux
2 6 (6.45%) Windows
3 3 (3.23%) Windows 7
3 3 (3.23%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (38.71%) Low Latency
2 25 (26.88%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (22.58%) Market Making
4 20 (21.51%) Mentoring
5 17 (18.28%) OO
6 15 (16.13%) Multithreading
7 14 (15.05%) Electronic Trading
8 13 (13.98%) OOP
9 11 (11.83%) OOA/OOD
9 11 (11.83%) Requirements Analysis
9 11 (11.83%) Test Automation
10 10 (10.75%) Functional Testing
10 10 (10.75%) Non-Functional Testing
11 9 (9.68%) Risk Management
12 8 (8.60%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (8.60%) ETL
13 7 (7.53%) Information Security
13 7 (7.53%) Integration Testing
14 6 (6.45%) User Acceptance Testing
15 5 (5.38%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 47 (50.54%) SQL
2 42 (45.16%) Java
3 20 (21.51%) JavaScript
4 15 (16.13%) C++
5 12 (12.90%) Python
6 7 (7.53%) Shell Script
7 5 (5.38%) C#
7 5 (5.38%) Perl
8 4 (4.30%) Ruby
9 3 (3.23%) PowerShell
10 2 (2.15%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 14 (15.05%) Degree
2 7 (7.53%) Computer Science Degree
2 7 (7.53%) ISEB
2 7 (7.53%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (11.83%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.08%) Graylog
1 1 (1.08%) Nagios
1 1 (1.08%) Puppet
1 1 (1.08%) yum
Vendors
1 10 (10.75%) HP
2 7 (7.53%) IBM
2 7 (7.53%) Oracle
3 5 (5.38%) Ab Initio
4 3 (3.23%) Bloomberg
4 3 (3.23%) Netezza
4 3 (3.23%) Reuters
5 2 (2.15%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.08%) Sybase