The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham 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 29 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.

Unix
Gloucestershire / Cheltenham
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 11 10
Rank change year-on-year -3 -1  
Contract jobs citing Unix 1 6 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham 1.92% 7.69% 15.07%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.76% 19.35% 55.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 17
Median daily rate £450 £419 £458
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.46% -8.56%  
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 £32.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% -  

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 Cheltenham with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Cheltenham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 21 31 40
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham 40.38% 39.74% 27.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 12 29
Median daily rate £270 £363 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.51% -14.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £100 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £524 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 0
Median hourly rate £13.00 £12.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.12% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

Unix
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheltenham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheltenham 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 Cheltenham

Unix
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unix in Cheltenham

Unix
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 29 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 Cheltenham region with a requirement for Unix.

1 4 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (50.00%) DV Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) Software Delivery
3 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 2 (33.33%) Hadoop
3 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (33.33%) WebDriver
3 2 (33.33%) Bash Shell
3 2 (33.33%) BDD
3 2 (33.33%) Cloudera
3 2 (33.33%) Selenium IDE
3 2 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Maven
3 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 2 (33.33%) JIRA
3 2 (33.33%) Selenium
3 2 (33.33%) Release Management
3 2 (33.33%) Atlassian
3 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) MySQL
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle
3 2 (33.33%) Ant
3 2 (33.33%) Java
3 2 (33.33%) Perl
3 2 (33.33%) Linux
3 2 (33.33%) HP
3 2 (33.33%) ISEB

Unix
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheltenham 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:

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (16.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Hadoop
1 2 (33.33%) MySQL
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Ant
1 2 (33.33%) JIRA
1 2 (33.33%) LoadRunner
1 2 (33.33%) Maven
1 2 (33.33%) Selenium
1 2 (33.33%) Selenium IDE
1 2 (33.33%) WebDriver
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle Forms
General
1 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (16.67%) Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Electronics
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
2 1 (16.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Administrator
1 2 (33.33%) DBA
1 2 (33.33%) MySQL DBA
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle DBA
2 1 (16.67%) Software Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (16.67%) SQL DBA
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Design Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Design Authority
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Solutions Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Tester
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (33.33%) BDD
1 2 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Migration
1 2 (33.33%) Release Management
1 2 (33.33%) Software Delivery
1 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
1 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
1 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (16.67%) Content Management
2 1 (16.67%) Database Optimisation
2 1 (16.67%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (16.67%) MODAF
2 1 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (16.67%) SDLC
2 1 (16.67%) Test Planning
2 1 (16.67%) Threat Management
2 1 (16.67%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Bash Shell
1 2 (33.33%) Java
1 2 (33.33%) Perl
1 2 (33.33%) Python
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) PL/SQL
2 1 (16.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (50.00%) DV Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) ISEB
3 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 2 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Atlassian
1 2 (33.33%) Cloudera
1 2 (33.33%) HP
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) Apple
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) SAP