Period
to 21 April 2019

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 21 April 2019 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
21 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 20 14 8
Rank change year-on-year -6 -6 +6
Contract jobs citing Unix 26 51 94
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 7.74% 12.44% 22.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 41.27% 48.57% 51.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 42 79
Belfast median daily rate £340 £430 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.93% -0.58% +33.08%
10th Percentile £308 £262 £393
90th Percentile £462 £576 £590
County Antrim median daily rate £340 £430 £433
% change year-on-year -20.93% -0.58% +33.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Belfast median hourly rate £44.50 - -
County Antrim median hourly rate £44.50 - -

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 63 105 181
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 18.75% 25.61% 42.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 84 146
Belfast median daily rate £321 £365 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.23% -13.05% +19.91%
10th Percentile £297 £258 £256
90th Percentile £463 £557 £588
County Antrim median daily rate £321 £365 £420
% change year-on-year -12.23% -13.05% +19.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 16
Belfast median hourly rate £13.00 £12.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% -17.24%
10th Percentile £11.97 £11.45 £10.50
90th Percentile £28.53 £13.55 £13.50
County Antrim median hourly rate £12.75 £12.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year +2.00% +4.17% -17.24%

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 21 April 2019.

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 21 April 2019, 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 19 (73.08%) SQL
2 12 (46.15%) Python
2 12 (46.15%) QA
2 12 (46.15%) Test Automation
3 11 (42.31%) TestComplete
3 11 (42.31%) JavaScript
3 11 (42.31%) Finance
4 10 (38.46%) Selenium
5 9 (34.62%) Issue Tracking
5 9 (34.62%) HP ALM
5 9 (34.62%) Banking
5 9 (34.62%) Requirements Management
5 9 (34.62%) JIRA
5 9 (34.62%) HP
5 9 (34.62%) Java
6 7 (26.92%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (23.08%) Relational Database
7 6 (23.08%) Git (software)
7 6 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (23.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 6 (23.08%) RDBMS
7 6 (23.08%) Linux
7 6 (23.08%) VBScript
7 6 (23.08%) Oracle
7 6 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (19.23%) Shell Script
8 5 (19.23%) Amazon AWS
9 4 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (15.38%) Public Cloud
9 4 (15.38%) 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 3 (11.54%) JBoss
1 3 (11.54%) NetWeaver
1 3 (11.54%) WebSphere
1 3 (11.54%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (7.69%) OpenStack
3 1 (3.85%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 5 (19.23%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.85%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (3.85%) IBM Cloud
3 1 (3.85%) OpenShift
3 1 (3.85%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.54%) BGP
1 3 (11.54%) Firewall
1 3 (11.54%) IPsec
1 3 (11.54%) L2TP
1 3 (11.54%) OpenVPN
1 3 (11.54%) VPN
2 2 (7.69%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (23.08%) RDBMS
1 6 (23.08%) Relational Database
2 3 (11.54%) DB2
2 3 (11.54%) Informix
2 3 (11.54%) MongoDB
2 3 (11.54%) Oracle Database
2 3 (11.54%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (3.85%) Big Data
3 1 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.85%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 11 (42.31%) TestComplete
2 10 (38.46%) Selenium
3 9 (34.62%) JIRA
4 6 (23.08%) Git (software)
4 6 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (3.85%) Jenkins
General
1 11 (42.31%) Finance
2 9 (34.62%) Banking
3 1 (3.85%) Front Office
3 1 (3.85%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (15.38%) Automation Tester
1 4 (15.38%) QA Engineer
1 4 (15.38%) Tester
1 4 (15.38%) Unix Engineer
2 3 (11.54%) Automation Engineer
2 3 (11.54%) JavaScript Engineer
2 3 (11.54%) Network Engineer
2 3 (11.54%) QA Automation Engineer
2 3 (11.54%) Technical Leader
2 3 (11.54%) Test Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Analyst
3 2 (7.69%) Developer
3 2 (7.69%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) C++ Developer
4 1 (3.85%) ETL Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) IT Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Senior DevOps
4 1 (3.85%) Systems Test Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) EJB
1 3 (11.54%) EJB 3.0
1 3 (11.54%) JAX-WS
1 3 (11.54%) JDBC
1 3 (11.54%) JMS
2 1 (3.85%) Spring
2 1 (3.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (23.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 4 (15.38%) Public Cloud
3 4 (15.38%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (3.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (23.08%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (46.15%) Test Automation
2 9 (34.62%) Issue Tracking
2 9 (34.62%) Requirements Management
3 6 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (15.38%) Computer Science
4 4 (15.38%) ETL
4 4 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (11.54%) BDD
5 3 (11.54%) Functional Testing
5 3 (11.54%) Fund Accounting
5 3 (11.54%) Microservices
5 3 (11.54%) Non-Functional Testing
5 3 (11.54%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (11.54%) QA Automation
5 3 (11.54%) Service Delivery
5 3 (11.54%) SOA
5 3 (11.54%) TDD
5 3 (11.54%) Unit Testing
5 3 (11.54%) Waterfall
6 2 (7.69%) Network Planning
Programming Languages
1 19 (73.08%) SQL
2 12 (46.15%) Python
3 11 (42.31%) JavaScript
4 9 (34.62%) Java
5 6 (23.08%) VBScript
6 5 (19.23%) Shell Script
7 3 (11.54%) C++
8 2 (7.69%) Bash Shell
8 2 (7.69%) C
8 2 (7.69%) Perl
8 2 (7.69%) Ruby
9 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
9 1 (3.85%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) Degree
2 3 (11.54%) CCNA
2 3 (11.54%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.85%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (46.15%) QA
2 3 (11.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (34.62%) HP ALM
2 2 (7.69%) Ansible
2 2 (7.69%) Kubernetes
2 2 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (7.69%) Prometheus
2 2 (7.69%) Puppet
3 1 (3.85%) Terraform
Vendors
1 9 (34.62%) HP
2 6 (23.08%) Oracle
3 4 (15.38%) Ab Initio
4 3 (11.54%) Cisco
4 3 (11.54%) IBM
4 3 (11.54%) SAP