The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol 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 23 June 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
South West / Bristol
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 35 59
Rank change year-on-year -13 +24  
Contract jobs citing Unix 28 39 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 3.31% 4.57% 1.32%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.44% 21.55% 6.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 21 11
Median daily rate £400 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +1.35%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £422 £400
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 £39.50 £27.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year +42.34% -26.00%  

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 Bristol with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Bristol
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 144 181 181
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 17.02% 21.22% 19.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 116 141
Median daily rate £375 £350 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -5.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 13
Median hourly rate £15.25 £13.25 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.09% -13.11%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year -6.06% +1.85%  

Unix
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bristol 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 Bristol

Unix
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unix in Bristol

Unix
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unix in Bristol over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unix in Bristol

Unix
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix in Bristol

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 Bristol region with a requirement for Unix.

1 30 (83.33%) Linux
2 16 (44.44%) Java
3 14 (38.89%) Windows
3 14 (38.89%) Red Hat
4 13 (36.11%) Solaris
5 12 (33.33%) Tomcat
6 11 (30.56%) Apache
6 11 (30.56%) Oracle
6 11 (30.56%) Firewall
7 10 (27.78%) TCP/IP
7 10 (27.78%) Security Cleared
8 9 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 9 (25.00%) SC Cleared
8 9 (25.00%) ITIL
8 9 (25.00%) SQL
8 9 (25.00%) VMware
9 8 (22.22%) J2EE
9 8 (22.22%) Perl
9 8 (22.22%) Cisco
9 8 (22.22%) Microsoft
9 8 (22.22%) CentOS
10 7 (19.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (19.44%) Hyper-V
10 7 (19.44%) Amazon AWS
10 7 (19.44%) F5
10 7 (19.44%) REST
10 7 (19.44%) High Availability
10 7 (19.44%) Python
10 7 (19.44%) Clustering
11 6 (16.67%) Oracle Application Server

Unix
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol 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 12 (33.33%) Tomcat
2 11 (30.56%) Apache
3 6 (16.67%) iPlanet
3 6 (16.67%) JBoss
3 6 (16.67%) Oracle Application Server
3 6 (16.67%) WebLogic
4 3 (8.33%) Alfresco
4 3 (8.33%) Mule
5 1 (2.78%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (2.78%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (2.78%) GlassFish
5 1 (2.78%) MQSeries
5 1 (2.78%) OpenStack
5 1 (2.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.78%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (13.89%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 7 (19.44%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (11.11%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (8.33%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (2.78%) Office 365
4 1 (2.78%) PaaS
4 1 (2.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (30.56%) Firewall
2 10 (27.78%) TCP/IP
3 4 (11.11%) Internet
4 3 (8.33%) DNS
4 3 (8.33%) LDAP
4 3 (8.33%) Network Security
4 3 (8.33%) WAN
5 2 (5.56%) HTTP
5 2 (5.56%) LAN
5 2 (5.56%) SAN
6 1 (2.78%) 2G
6 1 (2.78%) 3G
6 1 (2.78%) GPRS
6 1 (2.78%) GSM
6 1 (2.78%) Intranet
6 1 (2.78%) IPsec
6 1 (2.78%) PSTN
6 1 (2.78%) SSL
6 1 (2.78%) UMTS
6 1 (2.78%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.33%) MySQL
2 3 (8.33%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.78%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.78%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.78%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 5 (13.89%) Jenkins
3 3 (8.33%) GoCD
4 2 (5.56%) Maven
5 1 (2.78%) Ant
5 1 (2.78%) Artifactory
5 1 (2.78%) JIRA
5 1 (2.78%) JUnit
5 1 (2.78%) Subversion
5 1 (2.78%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (11.11%) Finance
2 3 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (25.00%) Developer
2 7 (19.44%) Solaris Engineer
3 6 (16.67%) Java Developer
3 6 (16.67%) Unix Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) Administrator
4 4 (11.11%) C# Developer
4 4 (11.11%) Linux Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) Polyglot Developer
4 4 (11.11%) Python Developer
4 4 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (8.33%) Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) AWS DevOps
5 3 (8.33%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) AWS Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Java Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 3 (8.33%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 3 (8.33%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (22.22%) J2EE
2 7 (19.44%) REST
3 6 (16.67%) SOAP
4 5 (13.89%) RabbitMQ
4 5 (13.89%) XML
5 4 (11.11%) Kafka
6 3 (8.33%) Elastic Stack
6 3 (8.33%) Spring
6 3 (8.33%) Web Services
7 2 (5.56%) LAMP
7 2 (5.56%) Middleware
8 1 (2.78%) Apache Camel
8 1 (2.78%) Hibernate
8 1 (2.78%) HTML
8 1 (2.78%) HTML5
8 1 (2.78%) JAX-RS
8 1 (2.78%) JSP
8 1 (2.78%) LAPP Stack
8 1 (2.78%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (2.78%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (19.44%) Clustering
2 2 (5.56%) CESG
2 2 (5.56%) CESG CLAS
2 2 (5.56%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.56%) PKI
3 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.78%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.78%) Grid Computing
3 1 (2.78%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (2.78%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 30 (83.33%) Linux
2 14 (38.89%) Windows
3 13 (36.11%) Solaris
4 8 (22.22%) CentOS
5 7 (19.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (16.67%) AIX
6 6 (16.67%) HPUX
7 5 (13.89%) SUSE
8 4 (11.11%) Debian
9 3 (8.33%) Windows Server
10 2 (5.56%) Ubuntu
11 1 (2.78%) FreeBSD
11 1 (2.78%) VMS
11 1 (2.78%) Windows 10
11 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (25.00%) ITIL
2 7 (19.44%) High Availability
3 6 (16.67%) Load Balancing
4 5 (13.89%) Unit Testing
5 4 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (11.11%) DevOps
5 4 (11.11%) Information Security
5 4 (11.11%) Microservices
5 4 (11.11%) TDD
6 3 (8.33%) Procure-to-Pay
6 3 (8.33%) Risk Management
6 3 (8.33%) Service Management
6 3 (8.33%) Test Automation
7 2 (5.56%) Coaching
7 2 (5.56%) Data Integration
7 2 (5.56%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (5.56%) SIEM
7 2 (5.56%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 16 (44.44%) Java
2 9 (25.00%) SQL
3 8 (22.22%) Perl
4 7 (19.44%) Python
5 5 (13.89%) Bash Shell
5 5 (13.89%) Shell Script
6 4 (11.11%) C#
6 4 (11.11%) Scala
7 3 (8.33%) Groovy
7 3 (8.33%) PL/SQL
7 3 (8.33%) PowerShell
8 1 (2.78%) C
8 1 (2.78%) C-shell
8 1 (2.78%) JavaScript
8 1 (2.78%) Korn
8 1 (2.78%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (27.78%) Security Cleared
2 9 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (11.11%) CISSP
4 2 (5.56%) CESG Certified Professional
4 2 (5.56%) CISM
4 2 (5.56%) CLAS
4 2 (5.56%) CREST Certified
4 2 (5.56%) Degree
4 2 (5.56%) DV Cleared
4 2 (5.56%) GCIA
4 2 (5.56%) GCIH
4 2 (5.56%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (5.56%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 2 (5.56%) PCI DSS
2 2 (5.56%) RMADS
3 1 (2.78%) JSP 440
System Software
1 9 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (19.44%) Hyper-V
3 5 (13.89%) KVM
3 5 (13.89%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 4 (11.11%) Docker
4 4 (11.11%) LXC
5 3 (8.33%) Active Directory
6 2 (5.56%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (5.56%) Samba
6 2 (5.56%) Snort
6 2 (5.56%) Xen
7 1 (2.78%) GFS2
7 1 (2.78%) Gluster
7 1 (2.78%) OCFS2
7 1 (2.78%) Shibboleth
7 1 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (2.78%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (13.89%) Puppet
2 2 (5.56%) Bcfg2
2 2 (5.56%) Computer Incident Response Team
2 2 (5.56%) Nessus
2 2 (5.56%) Nmap
2 2 (5.56%) RSA enVision
3 1 (2.78%) Ansible
3 1 (2.78%) HAProxy
3 1 (2.78%) Kibana
3 1 (2.78%) OpenView
3 1 (2.78%) SCCM
3 1 (2.78%) vRealize
Vendors
1 14 (38.89%) Red Hat
2 11 (30.56%) Oracle
3 9 (25.00%) VMware
4 8 (22.22%) Cisco
4 8 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 7 (19.44%) F5
6 6 (16.67%) Sun
7 5 (13.89%) PlateSpin
7 5 (13.89%) Veritas
8 4 (11.11%) HP
9 2 (5.56%) ArcSight
9 2 (5.56%) LogRhythm
9 2 (5.56%) Qualys
9 2 (5.56%) Splunk
10 1 (2.78%) Cognos
10 1 (2.78%) Dell
10 1 (2.78%) Gemalto
10 1 (2.78%) Google
10 1 (2.78%) Juniper
10 1 (2.78%) Opsware
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