Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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
County Antrim > Belfast
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 29 16
Rank change year-on-year +18 -13 -11
Contract jobs citing Unix 134 10 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 22.83% 3.75% 8.53%
As % of the Operating Systems category 66.34% 15.87% 31.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 5 10
Belfast median daily rate £416 £575 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.65% +84.00% +14.16%
10th Percentile £310 £478 £168
90th Percentile £483 £588 £440
County Antrim median daily rate £416 £575 £313
% change year-on-year -27.65% +84.00% +14.16%
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 202 63 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 34.41% 23.60% 27.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 38 24
Belfast median daily rate £416 £390 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +24.80% +4.17%
10th Percentile £310 £125 £163
90th Percentile £563 £563 £446
County Antrim median daily rate £416 £390 £313
% change year-on-year +6.67% +24.80% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 3
Belfast median hourly rate £11.50 £13.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.54% -14.75% -10.29%
10th Percentile £8.85 £10.00 £14.13
90th Percentile £15.27 £14.80 £17.49
County Antrim median hourly rate £11.50 £13.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year -11.54% -14.75% -10.29%

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 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 Belfast region with a requirement for Unix.

1 90 (67.16%) Linux
2 88 (65.67%) Finance
3 62 (46.27%) Java
3 62 (46.27%) Banking
4 57 (42.54%) Low Latency
5 54 (40.30%) Front Office
6 50 (37.31%) Analytical Skills
7 47 (35.07%) SQL
8 39 (29.10%) Market Making
9 36 (26.87%) Equities
10 31 (23.13%) FIX Protocol
11 30 (22.39%) Relational Database
12 29 (21.64%) Agile Software Development
12 29 (21.64%) Multithreading
12 29 (21.64%) C++
13 28 (20.90%) OO
13 28 (20.90%) Mentoring
14 27 (20.15%) OOP
15 26 (19.40%) JavaScript
16 25 (18.66%) OOA/OOD
17 24 (17.91%) Electronic Trading
18 23 (17.16%) Continuous Integration
19 19 (14.18%) Oracle
19 19 (14.18%) Virtual Team
20 18 (13.43%) KDB
20 18 (13.43%) Requirements Analysis
21 17 (12.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
22 15 (11.19%) DevOps
22 15 (11.19%) Degree
22 15 (11.19%) Investment Banking

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 (0.75%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (2.24%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.24%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 13 (9.70%) npm
2 5 (3.73%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.99%) LDAP
2 3 (2.24%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.75%) Firewall
3 1 (0.75%) FIX Connectivity
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (22.39%) Relational Database
2 18 (13.43%) KDB
3 9 (6.72%) DB2
3 9 (6.72%) RDBMS
4 8 (5.97%) MongoDB
4 8 (5.97%) NoSQL
5 4 (2.99%) Big Data
5 4 (2.99%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 15 (11.19%) Jenkins
2 13 (9.70%) Artifactory
2 13 (9.70%) Sonatype Nexus
2 13 (9.70%) TeamCity
3 7 (5.22%) JIRA
4 4 (2.99%) Zephyr
5 2 (1.49%) Hudson
6 1 (0.75%) Git (software)
General
1 88 (65.67%) Finance
2 62 (46.27%) Banking
3 54 (40.30%) Front Office
4 15 (11.19%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.75%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 89 (66.42%) Developer
2 33 (24.63%) Senior Developer
3 29 (21.64%) C++ Developer
3 29 (21.64%) Java Developer
4 16 (11.94%) KDB Developer
5 13 (9.70%) Senior C++ Developer
5 13 (9.70%) Senior Java Developer
6 10 (7.46%) DevOps Engineer
6 10 (7.46%) Tester
7 9 (6.72%) Low Latency C++ Developer
8 8 (5.97%) Electronic Trading Developer
8 8 (5.97%) Manual Tester
8 8 (5.97%) Sybase Developer
9 7 (5.22%) Electronic Trading C++ Developer
9 7 (5.22%) Front Office Developer
9 7 (5.22%) Investment Banking C++ Developer
10 6 (4.48%) Front Office C++ Developer
11 4 (2.99%) JavaScript Engineer
11 4 (2.99%) Linux Developer
11 4 (2.99%) Unix Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (23.13%) FIX Protocol
2 14 (10.45%) Node.js
3 8 (5.97%) Apache Flex
3 8 (5.97%) J2EE
4 7 (5.22%) Spring
5 4 (2.99%) .NET
5 4 (2.99%) AngularJS
5 4 (2.99%) HTML
5 4 (2.99%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 50 (37.31%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (26.87%) Equities
3 19 (14.18%) Virtual Team
4 17 (12.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 9 (6.72%) Fixed Income
6 4 (2.99%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.99%) Social Network
7 3 (2.24%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (2.24%) iPad
8 2 (1.49%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.49%) Equity Derivative
9 1 (0.75%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 90 (67.16%) Linux
2 10 (7.46%) Windows
3 3 (2.24%) Windows 7
3 3 (2.24%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (42.54%) Low Latency
2 39 (29.10%) Market Making
3 29 (21.64%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (21.64%) Multithreading
4 28 (20.90%) Mentoring
4 28 (20.90%) OO
5 27 (20.15%) OOP
6 25 (18.66%) OOA/OOD
7 24 (17.91%) Electronic Trading
8 23 (17.16%) Continuous Integration
9 18 (13.43%) Requirements Analysis
10 15 (11.19%) DevOps
11 14 (10.45%) Information Security
11 14 (10.45%) Integration Testing
11 14 (10.45%) User Acceptance Testing
12 13 (9.70%) ETL
13 11 (8.21%) SDLC
14 8 (5.97%) Functional Testing
14 8 (5.97%) Test Automation
14 8 (5.97%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 62 (46.27%) Java
2 47 (35.07%) SQL
3 29 (21.64%) C++
4 26 (19.40%) JavaScript
5 14 (10.45%) C#
6 11 (8.21%) Python
7 10 (7.46%) Shell Script
8 8 (5.97%) Perl
9 4 (2.99%) Ruby
10 3 (2.24%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (11.19%) Degree
2 7 (5.22%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (4.48%) ISEB
3 6 (4.48%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.97%) QA
System Software
1 5 (3.73%) Docker
2 4 (2.99%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (3.73%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.75%) Graylog
2 1 (0.75%) Nagios
2 1 (0.75%) Puppet
2 1 (0.75%) yum
Vendors
1 19 (14.18%) Oracle
2 10 (7.46%) Ab Initio
3 9 (6.72%) HP
4 8 (5.97%) Sybase
5 6 (4.48%) Bloomberg
6 5 (3.73%) Reuters
7 3 (2.24%) Fidessa
8 1 (0.75%) Netezza
8 1 (0.75%) NYFIX