The median contractor rate for a Unix Developer was £650 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Developer
London / City of London
Rank 153 - 193
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Developer 2 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.066% - 0.039%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.069% - 0.041%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Median daily rate £650 - £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £373 £325
% change year-on-year +18.12% +14.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2886 3173 4864
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.25% 95.40% 96.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 2244 2526 3664
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 47 75
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £18.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.97% +7.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.38 £45.40 £27.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Unix Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured Unix Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Unix Developer in the City of London

Unix Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Unix Developer in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Unix Developer in the City of London

Unix Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix Developer in the City of London

Unix Developer Skill Set
Top 18 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, Unix Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region featuring Unix Developer in the job title.

1 7 (100.00%) C++
1 7 (100.00%) STL
1 7 (100.00%) Unix
1 7 (100.00%) Risk Management
1 7 (100.00%) Banking
1 7 (100.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 7 (100.00%) Degree
1 7 (100.00%) Multithreading
1 7 (100.00%) Electronic Trading
1 7 (100.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 7 (100.00%) High Availability
1 7 (100.00%) Algorithms
2 6 (85.71%) Multithreaded Programming
2 6 (85.71%) Low Latency
2 6 (85.71%) Software Engineering
3 1 (14.29%) N-Tier
3 1 (14.29%) Algorithmic Trading
3 1 (14.29%) Front Office

Unix Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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:

General
1 7 (100.00%) Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 7 (100.00%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 7 (100.00%) Algorithms
1 7 (100.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (14.29%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Electronic Trading
1 7 (100.00%) High Availability
1 7 (100.00%) Multithreading
1 7 (100.00%) Risk Management
2 6 (85.71%) Low Latency
2 6 (85.71%) Multithreaded Programming
2 6 (85.71%) Software Engineering
3 1 (14.29%) Algorithmic Trading
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) Degree
City, London
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Rate: £500 - £750 per day
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