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 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unix
County Antrim / Belfast
Rank 4 17 8
Rank change year-on-year +13 -9  
Contract jobs citing Unix 54 6 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 25.47% 5.45% 14.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 63.53% 27.27% 36.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 1 8
Median daily rate £429 £351 £214
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.32% +63.97%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £351 £147
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £351 £358
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 £31.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -10.00% -  

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 Belfast with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Belfast
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 85 22 38
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Belfast 40.09% 20.00% 38.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 12 19
Median daily rate £425 £363 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.16% +61.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £108 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 1
Median hourly rate £12.00 £14.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.24% +16.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.92 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.86% +9.16%  

Unix
Job Vacancy Trend in Belfast

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Belfast 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 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 3 months to 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Unix in Belfast.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix in Belfast

Unix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 63 (88.73%) Linux
2 44 (61.97%) Finance
3 35 (49.30%) Analytical Skills
4 31 (43.66%) KDB
5 30 (42.25%) Banking
5 30 (42.25%) Perl
6 28 (39.44%) Solaris
6 28 (39.44%) Kdb+
7 25 (35.21%) Java
8 19 (26.76%) SQL
8 19 (26.76%) Front Office
9 18 (25.35%) FIX Protocol
9 18 (25.35%) Analytics
10 16 (22.54%) Low Latency
11 15 (21.13%) C++
12 14 (19.72%) Equities
12 14 (19.72%) Market Making
13 13 (18.31%) Multithreading
13 13 (18.31%) OOP
13 13 (18.31%) OOA/OOD
13 13 (18.31%) OO
14 9 (12.68%) Agile Software Development
14 9 (12.68%) Continuous Integration
14 9 (12.68%) Virtual Team
15 7 (9.86%) Equity Derivative
15 7 (9.86%) SQL Server
16 6 (8.45%) Sybase
16 6 (8.45%) Investment Banking
17 5 (7.04%) Relational Database
17 5 (7.04%) Degree

Unix
Top Related 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 (1.41%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (4.23%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.41%) EngageOne
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.63%) FIX Connectivity
2 1 (1.41%) NAS
2 1 (1.41%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (43.66%) KDB
2 28 (39.44%) Kdb+
3 7 (9.86%) SQL Server
4 5 (7.04%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.41%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.41%) Sybase ASE
General
1 44 (61.97%) Finance
2 30 (42.25%) Banking
3 19 (26.76%) Front Office
4 6 (8.45%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.41%) Billing
5 1 (1.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 63 (88.73%) Developer
2 28 (39.44%) KDB Developer
3 18 (25.35%) Senior Developer
4 14 (19.72%) Java Developer
5 13 (18.31%) C++ Developer
6 12 (16.90%) Senior Java Developer
7 6 (8.45%) Senior C++ Developer
7 6 (8.45%) Senior SQL Developer
7 6 (8.45%) SQL Developer
7 6 (8.45%) Sybase Developer
8 4 (5.63%) Database Developer
8 4 (5.63%) Front Office C++ Developer
8 4 (5.63%) Front Office Developer
9 2 (2.82%) C++ Software Engineer
9 2 (2.82%) Exchange Engineer
9 2 (2.82%) Low Latency C++ Developer
9 2 (2.82%) Murex Developer
9 2 (2.82%) Software Engineer
10 1 (1.41%) Algorithmic Trading Developer
10 1 (1.41%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (25.35%) FIX Protocol
2 2 (2.82%) Middleware
3 1 (1.41%) .NET
3 1 (1.41%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.41%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.41%) EJB
3 1 (1.41%) FpML
3 1 (1.41%) HTML
3 1 (1.41%) JDBC
3 1 (1.41%) JSON
3 1 (1.41%) JSP
3 1 (1.41%) Murex MxML
3 1 (1.41%) Servlets
3 1 (1.41%) XML
3 1 (1.41%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 35 (49.30%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (19.72%) Equities
3 9 (12.68%) Virtual Team
4 7 (9.86%) Equity Derivative
5 5 (7.04%) N-Tier
6 4 (5.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (4.23%) Algorithms
8 2 (2.82%) Derivative
8 2 (2.82%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 1 (1.41%) Data Structures
9 1 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (1.41%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 63 (88.73%) Linux
2 28 (39.44%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (25.35%) Analytics
2 16 (22.54%) Low Latency
3 14 (19.72%) Market Making
4 13 (18.31%) Multithreading
4 13 (18.31%) OO
4 13 (18.31%) OOA/OOD
4 13 (18.31%) OOP
5 9 (12.68%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (12.68%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (7.04%) Client Onboarding
6 5 (7.04%) Defect Management
6 5 (7.04%) TDD
7 4 (5.63%) Information Security
7 4 (5.63%) Integration Testing
7 4 (5.63%) Mentoring
7 4 (5.63%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (4.23%) Data Analytics
8 3 (4.23%) Electronic Trading
8 3 (4.23%) Index Arbitrage
9 2 (2.82%) Data Validation
Programming Languages
1 30 (42.25%) Perl
2 25 (35.21%) Java
3 19 (26.76%) SQL
4 15 (21.13%) C++
5 2 (2.82%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.41%) C#
6 1 (1.41%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.41%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.41%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (7.04%) Degree
Vendors
1 6 (8.45%) Sybase
2 4 (5.63%) Bloomberg
2 4 (5.63%) Fidessa
2 4 (5.63%) NYFIX
3 2 (2.82%) Murex
3 2 (2.82%) Oracle
4 1 (1.41%) Sun
4 1 (1.41%) VMware
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