Period
to 22 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London 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 22 June 2018 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 53 36 26
Rank change year-on-year -17 -10 +2
Contract jobs citing Unix 306 339 429
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 4.41% 5.45% 6.48%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.49% 25.72% 30.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 280 361
City of London median daily rate £525 £550 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% +15.79% -5.00%
10th Percentile £406 £388 £330
90th Percentile £638 £675 £638
Central London median daily rate £525 £550 £475
% change year-on-year -4.55% +15.79% -3.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
City of London median hourly rate £22.50 - £16.52
10th Percentile £21.25 - £15.16
90th Percentile £23.75 - £17.87
Central London median hourly rate £22.50 - £16.52

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 the City of London with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1,424 1,318 1,412
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 20.53% 21.18% 21.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,120 1,051 1,137
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - +11.76%
10th Percentile £215 £281 £263
90th Percentile £650 £650 £633
Central London median daily rate £500 £468 £450
% change year-on-year +6.95% +3.89% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 27 42
City of London median hourly rate £19.25 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.24% -10.53% +0.80%
10th Percentile £13.36 £12.83 £11.38
90th Percentile £23.70 £69.50 £30.00
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.10 £19.00
% change year-on-year +10.53% -4.76% +1.60%

Unix
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Unix as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Unix in the City of London

Unix
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 in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Unix in the City of London

Unix
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unix in the City of London over the 6 months to 22 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unix in the City of London

Unix
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix in the City of London

Unix
Contract Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix within the City of London region over the 6 months to 22 June 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London Bridge - 6 £525 -
Unix
Central London

For the 6 months to 22 June 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Unix also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Unix.

1 165 (53.92%) Linux
2 141 (46.08%) Java
3 134 (43.79%) Finance
4 105 (34.31%) Banking
5 103 (33.66%) Agile Software Development
6 77 (25.16%) Windows
7 75 (24.51%) SQL
8 73 (23.86%) Python
9 72 (23.53%) Git (software)
10 58 (18.95%) Investment Banking
10 58 (18.95%) Jenkins
10 58 (18.95%) DevOps
11 57 (18.63%) Spring
12 55 (17.97%) Docker
13 51 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
14 46 (15.03%) TDD
15 43 (14.05%) Oracle
16 42 (13.73%) Continuous Integration
17 41 (13.40%) Bash Shell
18 40 (13.07%) Test Automation
18 40 (13.07%) Node.js
18 40 (13.07%) REST
19 38 (12.42%) SQL Server
20 36 (11.76%) Shell Script
21 35 (11.44%) Relational Database
22 34 (11.11%) Perl
22 34 (11.11%) Firewall
23 33 (10.78%) JavaScript
24 32 (10.46%) Analytical Skills
24 32 (10.46%) Scrum

Unix
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 19 (6.21%) Apache
2 17 (5.56%) JBoss
3 15 (4.90%) Confluence
4 13 (4.25%) Tomcat
5 12 (3.92%) Elasticsearch
6 9 (2.94%) Apache Spark
7 8 (2.61%) WebLogic
7 8 (2.61%) WebSphere
8 7 (2.29%) Cloud Foundry
9 5 (1.63%) nginx
9 5 (1.63%) SAS
10 4 (1.31%) Jupyter
10 4 (1.31%) MQSeries
10 4 (1.31%) MS Exchange
11 3 (0.98%) Moodle
11 3 (0.98%) OpenStack
11 3 (0.98%) SharePoint
12 2 (0.65%) Apache Solr
12 2 (0.65%) Jetty
12 2 (0.65%) Mule
Applications
1 10 (3.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (2.29%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.98%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 13 (4.25%) Temenos T24
2 9 (2.94%) Temenos Globus
3 8 (2.61%) Actimize
4 3 (0.98%) Kondor
4 3 (0.98%) RMDS
5 2 (0.65%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
5 2 (0.65%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.33%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 51 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (6.21%) GitHub
3 17 (5.56%) Amazon EC2
3 17 (5.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 16 (5.23%) Amazon S3
5 15 (4.90%) Microsoft Azure
6 12 (3.92%) AWS Lambda
6 12 (3.92%) npm
6 12 (3.92%) Serverless
7 11 (3.59%) Route 53
8 10 (3.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 10 (3.27%) CloudFront
9 5 (1.63%) IaaS
9 5 (1.63%) PaaS
10 4 (1.31%) OpenShift
10 4 (1.31%) SaaS
11 3 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.98%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.65%) Amazon Kinesis
13 1 (0.33%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 34 (11.11%) Firewall
2 25 (8.17%) TCP/IP
3 17 (5.56%) HTTP
4 11 (3.59%) Network Security
5 9 (2.94%) DNS
5 9 (2.94%) LAN
6 8 (2.61%) Internet
6 8 (2.61%) SSL
7 7 (2.29%) OSPF
8 6 (1.96%) Cisco IOS
8 6 (1.96%) Multicast
8 6 (1.96%) WAN
9 5 (1.63%) DHCP
9 5 (1.63%) Extranet
9 5 (1.63%) Intrusion Detection
10 4 (1.31%) BGP
10 4 (1.31%) SWIFTNet
10 4 (1.31%) Wireless
11 3 (0.98%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 3 (0.98%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (12.42%) SQL Server
2 35 (11.44%) Relational Database
3 20 (6.54%) MySQL
3 20 (6.54%) NoSQL
4 17 (5.56%) Big Data
4 17 (5.56%) RDBMS
5 13 (4.25%) Apache Cassandra
5 13 (4.25%) Hadoop
6 10 (3.27%) Amazon RDS
6 10 (3.27%) MongoDB
7 9 (2.94%) Apache Hive
7 9 (2.94%) Oracle Database
8 7 (2.29%) Sqoop
9 6 (1.96%) Impala
10 5 (1.63%) Couchbase
11 4 (1.31%) KDB
11 4 (1.31%) Kdb+
11 4 (1.31%) PostgreSQL
12 3 (0.98%) Redis
12 3 (0.98%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 72 (23.53%) Git (software)
2 58 (18.95%) Jenkins
3 32 (10.46%) JIRA
4 26 (8.50%) JUnit
5 24 (7.84%) Cucumber
6 23 (7.52%) Maven
7 19 (6.21%) Mockito
7 19 (6.21%) Selenium
8 16 (5.23%) Gradle
9 15 (4.90%) TeamCity
10 14 (4.58%) Sonatype Nexus
11 10 (3.27%) IntelliJ
12 8 (2.61%) Liquibase
13 5 (1.63%) Subversion
14 4 (1.31%) JBehave
15 3 (0.98%) Artifactory
15 3 (0.98%) gulp
15 3 (0.98%) PHPUnit
15 3 (0.98%) WebDriver
15 3 (0.98%) webpack
General
1 134 (43.79%) Finance
2 105 (34.31%) Banking
3 58 (18.95%) Investment Banking
4 31 (10.13%) Front Office
5 12 (3.92%) Back Office
6 6 (1.96%) Financial Institution
6 6 (1.96%) Legal
7 5 (1.63%) Retail Banking
8 3 (0.98%) Advertising
8 3 (0.98%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.33%) Publishing
9 1 (0.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 102 (33.33%) Developer
2 62 (20.26%) Java Developer
3 41 (13.40%) Analyst
4 33 (10.78%) DevOps Engineer
5 21 (6.86%) Architect
6 19 (6.21%) AWS Engineer
7 18 (5.88%) AWS DevOps
8 17 (5.56%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 16 (5.23%) Linux Engineer
9 16 (5.23%) Senior Developer
10 15 (4.90%) Administrator
10 15 (4.90%) Full Stack Developer
11 14 (4.58%) Consultant
11 14 (4.58%) Support Analyst
12 13 (4.25%) Applications Support
13 11 (3.59%) Solutions Architect
14 10 (3.27%) Applications Support Analyst
14 10 (3.27%) Linux/Unix DevOps
14 10 (3.27%) Python Developer
14 10 (3.27%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (18.63%) Spring
2 40 (13.07%) Node.js
2 40 (13.07%) REST
3 29 (9.48%) Web Services
4 26 (8.50%) HTML
5 23 (7.52%) Hibernate
6 22 (7.19%) Middleware
7 21 (6.86%) React
8 19 (6.21%) XML
9 17 (5.56%) CSS
10 15 (4.90%) FIX Protocol
11 14 (4.58%) AngularJS
11 14 (4.58%) Dropwizard
11 14 (4.58%) RESTful
12 13 (4.25%) J2EE
13 12 (3.92%) Redux
13 12 (3.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 11 (3.59%) Angular 2
14 11 (3.59%) Guice
15 10 (3.27%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 32 (10.46%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (6.54%) Linux Command Line
3 18 (5.88%) Data Centre
4 15 (4.90%) Fintech
5 11 (3.59%) Equities
6 10 (3.27%) Computer Science
6 10 (3.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 9 (2.94%) Self-Motivation
8 8 (2.61%) Algorithms
8 8 (2.61%) Fixed Income
8 8 (2.61%) SWIFT
9 7 (2.29%) Wiki
10 6 (1.96%) Derivative
10 6 (1.96%) Minimum Viable Product
11 5 (1.63%) Greenfield Project
12 4 (1.31%) Fedwire
12 4 (1.31%) Hedge funds
12 4 (1.31%) PKI
12 4 (1.31%) User Experience
12 4 (1.31%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 165 (53.92%) Linux
2 77 (25.16%) Windows
3 24 (7.84%) Solaris
4 16 (5.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (4.58%) Mac OS X
6 13 (4.25%) Windows Server
7 8 (2.61%) Apple iOS
8 7 (2.29%) AIX
9 5 (1.63%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 3 (0.98%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.65%) VMS
11 2 (0.65%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.33%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.33%) SUSE
12 1 (0.33%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.33%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.33%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (33.66%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (18.95%) DevOps
3 46 (15.03%) TDD
4 42 (13.73%) Continuous Integration
5 40 (13.07%) Test Automation
6 32 (10.46%) Scrum
7 29 (9.48%) Multithreading
8 25 (8.17%) Configuration Management
8 25 (8.17%) Continuous Delivery
9 22 (7.19%) BDD
10 19 (6.21%) Open Source
10 19 (6.21%) SDLC
11 18 (5.88%) ITIL
11 18 (5.88%) Migration
12 17 (5.56%) Pair Programming
13 16 (5.23%) Unit Testing
14 15 (4.90%) Creative Thinking
14 15 (4.90%) Information Security
14 15 (4.90%) MVC
15 14 (4.58%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 141 (46.08%) Java
2 75 (24.51%) SQL
3 73 (23.86%) Python
4 41 (13.40%) Bash Shell
5 36 (11.76%) Shell Script
6 34 (11.11%) Perl
7 33 (10.78%) JavaScript
8 30 (9.80%) Java 8
9 28 (9.15%) Ruby
10 20 (6.54%) Groovy
10 20 (6.54%) Scala
11 15 (4.90%) PowerShell
12 13 (4.25%) Korn
13 12 (3.92%) C++
13 12 (3.92%) PHP
14 7 (2.29%) C#
14 7 (2.29%) PL/SQL
15 6 (1.96%) R
16 4 (1.31%) ANSI SQL
16 4 (1.31%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (4.58%) Degree
2 13 (4.25%) CISSP
3 12 (3.92%) AWS Certification
4 10 (3.27%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (2.61%) CISM
5 8 (2.61%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (1.31%) CCNA
6 4 (1.31%) CCNP
6 4 (1.31%) CEH
6 4 (1.31%) CISA
6 4 (1.31%) SANS
6 4 (1.31%) Security Cleared
7 3 (0.98%) HP ASE
7 3 (0.98%) Master's Degree
7 3 (0.98%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.65%) CRISC
8 2 (0.65%) RHCA
8 2 (0.65%) RHCE
8 2 (0.65%) VCP6
8 2 (0.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.92%) QA
2 4 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (1.31%) SEPA
2 4 (1.31%) TARGET2
3 2 (0.65%) COREP
3 2 (0.65%) FINREP
3 2 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27005
3 2 (0.65%) MiFID
3 2 (0.65%) NIST 800
4 1 (0.33%) COBIT
4 1 (0.33%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.33%) EMIR
4 1 (0.33%) GCP
4 1 (0.33%) HL7
4 1 (0.33%) ISO 20022
4 1 (0.33%) ISO 8583
4 1 (0.33%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.33%) SLA
System Software
1 55 (17.97%) Docker
2 9 (2.94%) HDFS
2 9 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
3 8 (2.61%) Active Directory
4 7 (2.29%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (1.96%) vSphere
6 5 (1.63%) Firmware
7 3 (0.98%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.98%) KVM
7 3 (0.98%) ProxySG
8 2 (0.65%) NFS
8 2 (0.65%) OpenAM
8 2 (0.65%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.33%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 31 (10.13%) Ansible
1 31 (10.13%) Opscode Chef
2 29 (9.48%) Kubernetes
2 29 (9.48%) Puppet
3 15 (4.90%) Terraform
4 12 (3.92%) Prometheus
5 11 (3.59%) Grafana
6 10 (3.27%) Kibana
7 9 (2.94%) Docker Swarm
8 8 (2.61%) Hadoop YARN
9 7 (2.29%) logstash
10 6 (1.96%) PingFederate
11 3 (0.98%) Control-M
11 3 (0.98%) OpenView
11 3 (0.98%) RSA Archer
11 3 (0.98%) Thomson Reuters DACS
11 3 (0.98%) Tivoli
11 3 (0.98%) vCenter Server
12 2 (0.65%) Nagios
12 2 (0.65%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 43 (14.05%) Oracle
2 22 (7.19%) Red Hat
2 22 (7.19%) Splunk
3 20 (6.54%) Sybase
4 19 (6.21%) Microsoft
5 17 (5.56%) Cisco
5 17 (5.56%) VMware
6 16 (5.23%) IBM
7 13 (4.25%) Temenos
8 12 (3.92%) AppDynamics
8 12 (3.92%) Atlassian
8 12 (3.92%) CyberArk
9 10 (3.27%) Reuters
10 9 (2.94%) jBASE
11 8 (2.61%) HP
11 8 (2.61%) TIBCO
12 7 (2.29%) F5
12 7 (2.29%) Sun
13 6 (1.96%) CA
13 6 (1.96%) Cloudera