Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 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
South West > Bristol
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 46 70
Rank change year-on-year -4 +24 -11
Contract jobs citing Unix 73 68 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 3.71% 4.02% 2.27%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.11% 19.54% 12.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 49 30
Bristol median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -10.45%
10th Percentile £301 £300 £263
90th Percentile £533 £558 £513
South West median daily rate £425 £375 £420
% change year-on-year +13.33% -10.71% -1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Bristol median hourly rate £30.25 - £27.50
10th Percentile £18.93 - £26.25
90th Percentile £40.58 - £28.75
South West median hourly rate £39.50 - £37.50

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 Bristol with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Bristol
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 382 348 309
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 19.42% 20.57% 18.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 236 194
Bristol median daily rate £350 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.67% -
10th Percentile £146 £150 £128
90th Percentile £511 £559 £521
South West median daily rate £350 £350 £370
% change year-on-year - -5.41% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 32 39
Bristol median hourly rate £15.25 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.86% +6.06% +15.79%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.33 £11.70
90th Percentile £43.75 £43.93 £24.00
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £15.25 £18.50
% change year-on-year +14.75% -17.57% +8.82%

Unix
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

Job postings citing Unix as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bristol.

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 6 months to 21 November 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

Unix
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Bristol

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unix in Bristol over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Unix in Bristol

For the 6 months to 21 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 Bristol region with a requirement for Unix.

1 55 (75.34%) Linux
2 29 (39.73%) Firewall
3 25 (34.25%) Windows
4 24 (32.88%) Oracle
5 20 (27.40%) Tomcat
6 19 (26.03%) Python
7 18 (24.66%) Solaris
8 17 (23.29%) Perl
8 17 (23.29%) Apache
8 17 (23.29%) Load Balancing
8 17 (23.29%) Git (software)
9 16 (21.92%) Security Cleared
9 16 (21.92%) Red Hat
9 16 (21.92%) WebLogic
10 15 (20.55%) Java
10 15 (20.55%) J2EE
11 14 (19.18%) Docker
12 13 (17.81%) TCP/IP
12 13 (17.81%) Cisco
13 11 (15.07%) Telecoms
13 11 (15.07%) JBoss
13 11 (15.07%) DevOps
13 11 (15.07%) Jenkins
14 10 (13.70%) Relational Database
14 10 (13.70%) SQL
14 10 (13.70%) AIX
14 10 (13.70%) Clustering
14 10 (13.70%) Degree
14 10 (13.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 9 (12.33%) Network Security

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 20 (27.40%) Tomcat
2 17 (23.29%) Apache
3 16 (21.92%) WebLogic
4 11 (15.07%) JBoss
5 8 (10.96%) iPlanet
5 8 (10.96%) Oracle Application Server
6 5 (6.85%) Confluence
6 5 (6.85%) EPiServer
7 4 (5.48%) IIS
7 4 (5.48%) OpenStack
7 4 (5.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (4.11%) Alfresco
8 3 (4.11%) Mule
9 2 (2.74%) WebSphere
10 1 (1.37%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (1.37%) MQSeries
10 1 (1.37%) MS Exchange
10 1 (1.37%) SharePoint
10 1 (1.37%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (1.37%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (8.22%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.59%) PaaS
2 6 (8.22%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (6.85%) GitHub
3 5 (6.85%) IaaS
4 3 (4.11%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.37%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.37%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (1.37%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (1.37%) Serverless
5 1 (1.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 29 (39.73%) Firewall
2 13 (17.81%) TCP/IP
3 9 (12.33%) Network Security
4 7 (9.59%) DNS
4 7 (9.59%) NAS
4 7 (9.59%) SAN
4 7 (9.59%) VLAN
5 6 (8.22%) HTTP
5 6 (8.22%) Radio Access Network
6 4 (5.48%) LDAP
6 4 (5.48%) Reverse Proxy
7 2 (2.74%) Diameter Protocol
7 2 (2.74%) HTTPS
7 2 (2.74%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (2.74%) Kerberos
7 2 (2.74%) MVNO
7 2 (2.74%) VoLTE
7 2 (2.74%) WAN
8 1 (1.37%) Value-Added Service
8 1 (1.37%) VoWiFi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.70%) Relational Database
2 9 (12.33%) MySQL
3 5 (6.85%) Oracle Database
3 5 (6.85%) RDBMS
4 4 (5.48%) SQL Server
5 2 (2.74%) DB2
5 2 (2.74%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.37%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.37%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.37%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.37%) Redis
Development Applications
1 17 (23.29%) Git (software)
2 11 (15.07%) Jenkins
3 7 (9.59%) Artifactory
4 5 (6.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 5 (6.85%) Hudson
4 5 (6.85%) JIRA
4 5 (6.85%) Selenium
4 5 (6.85%) Subversion
5 4 (5.48%) Maven
6 3 (4.11%) TeamCity
7 2 (2.74%) Ant
7 2 (2.74%) Eclipse
7 2 (2.74%) GoCD
7 2 (2.74%) JProfiler
7 2 (2.74%) SoapUI
7 2 (2.74%) VisualVM
7 2 (2.74%) YourKit
8 1 (1.37%) Bitbucket
8 1 (1.37%) Gitweb
8 1 (1.37%) TestRail
General
1 11 (15.07%) Telecoms
2 7 (9.59%) Finance
3 3 (4.11%) Banking
4 1 (1.37%) Billing
4 1 (1.37%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (28.77%) Administrator
2 13 (17.81%) Systems Administrator
3 10 (13.70%) Developer
3 10 (13.70%) Solaris Engineer
3 10 (13.70%) Unix Engineer
4 9 (12.33%) Consultant
5 8 (10.96%) Java Developer
6 7 (9.59%) Security Consultant
6 7 (9.59%) Unix Administrator
7 6 (8.22%) Analyst
7 6 (8.22%) Analytics Consultant
7 6 (8.22%) Core Network Consultant
7 6 (8.22%) Data Analytics Consultant
7 6 (8.22%) Data Consultant
7 6 (8.22%) Network Consultant
7 6 (8.22%) Network Security Consultant
7 6 (8.22%) Senior Systems Administrator
7 6 (8.22%) Unix Systems Administrator
8 5 (6.85%) AWS DevOps
8 5 (6.85%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (20.55%) J2EE
2 8 (10.96%) .NET
2 8 (10.96%) REST
3 7 (9.59%) SOAP
4 6 (8.22%) CSS
4 6 (8.22%) XML
5 5 (6.85%) Middleware
5 5 (6.85%) Web Services
6 4 (5.48%) RabbitMQ
6 4 (5.48%) Spring
7 3 (4.11%) ASP.NET
7 3 (4.11%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 3 (4.11%) Elastic Stack
7 3 (4.11%) Hibernate
7 3 (4.11%) JAX-RS
7 3 (4.11%) Kafka
8 2 (2.74%) DHTML
8 2 (2.74%) EJB
8 2 (2.74%) HTML
8 2 (2.74%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.70%) Clustering
2 7 (9.59%) Virtual Team
3 6 (8.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 5 (6.85%) Algorithms
4 5 (6.85%) Public Cloud
4 5 (6.85%) User Experience
5 3 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.11%) Data Structures
5 3 (4.11%) PKI
6 2 (2.74%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.74%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.74%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (2.74%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.37%) CESG
7 1 (1.37%) CESG CLAS
7 1 (1.37%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.37%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 55 (75.34%) Linux
2 25 (34.25%) Windows
3 18 (24.66%) Solaris
4 10 (13.70%) AIX
5 9 (12.33%) HPUX
5 9 (12.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (8.22%) CentOS
6 6 (8.22%) SUSE
7 4 (5.48%) Debian
8 2 (2.74%) Ubuntu
8 2 (2.74%) VMS
8 2 (2.74%) Windows Server
9 1 (1.37%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (23.29%) Load Balancing
2 11 (15.07%) DevOps
3 9 (12.33%) Analytics
3 9 (12.33%) Configuration Management
3 9 (12.33%) Cybersecurity
3 9 (12.33%) High Availability
3 9 (12.33%) ITIL
3 9 (12.33%) Risk Management
3 9 (12.33%) Service Delivery
4 7 (9.59%) Data Analytics
4 7 (9.59%) Penetration Testing
4 7 (9.59%) SDLC
4 7 (9.59%) SIEM
5 6 (8.22%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (8.22%) Capacity Planning
5 6 (8.22%) Microservices
5 6 (8.22%) Open Source
5 6 (8.22%) Service Management
6 5 (6.85%) Release Management
6 5 (6.85%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (26.03%) Python
2 17 (23.29%) Perl
3 15 (20.55%) Java
4 10 (13.70%) SQL
5 7 (9.59%) Bash Shell
5 7 (9.59%) Shell Script
6 6 (8.22%) C#
7 5 (6.85%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
8 4 (5.48%) C
9 3 (4.11%) C++
9 3 (4.11%) Groovy
9 3 (4.11%) Scala
10 2 (2.74%) JavaScript
10 2 (2.74%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.37%) C-shell
11 1 (1.37%) Korn
11 1 (1.37%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 16 (21.92%) Security Cleared
2 10 (13.70%) Degree
3 9 (12.33%) CISM
3 9 (12.33%) CISSP
4 8 (10.96%) SC Cleared
5 6 (8.22%) CompTIA Security+
5 6 (8.22%) Security+ Certification
6 5 (6.85%) MySQL Certification
7 2 (2.74%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (2.74%) OSCP
7 2 (2.74%) SANS
8 1 (1.37%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (1.37%) CESG Certified Professional
8 1 (1.37%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (13.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (6.85%) QA
3 3 (4.11%) PCI DSS
4 2 (2.74%) GDPR
4 2 (2.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (1.37%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (1.37%) RMADS
System Software
1 14 (19.18%) Docker
2 8 (10.96%) Hyper-V
3 7 (9.59%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 7 (9.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (9.59%) Xen
4 6 (8.22%) KVM
5 3 (4.11%) Active Directory
5 3 (4.11%) ISA Server
5 3 (4.11%) LXC
6 2 (2.74%) IAG
6 2 (2.74%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (2.74%) Samba
6 2 (2.74%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.37%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (8.22%) Puppet
2 5 (6.85%) Kibana
2 5 (6.85%) logstash
2 5 (6.85%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (4.11%) Ansible
3 3 (4.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (4.11%) Terraform
4 2 (2.74%) Bcfg2
5 1 (1.37%) Nessus
5 1 (1.37%) Nmap
5 1 (1.37%) OpenView
5 1 (1.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 24 (32.88%) Oracle
2 16 (21.92%) Red Hat
3 13 (17.81%) Cisco
4 9 (12.33%) F5
5 8 (10.96%) Microsoft
5 8 (10.96%) Sun
5 8 (10.96%) Veritas
5 8 (10.96%) VMware
6 6 (8.22%) PlateSpin
7 4 (5.48%) HP
8 3 (4.11%) BEA
9 2 (2.74%) Rackspace
10 1 (1.37%) Citrix
10 1 (1.37%) Cognos
10 1 (1.37%) New Relic
10 1 (1.37%) Nokia
10 1 (1.37%) Opsware
10 1 (1.37%) Qualys
10 1 (1.37%) Siebel
10 1 (1.37%) Tekelec