Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 61 36 29
Rank change year-on-year -25 -7 0
Contract jobs citing Unix 268 347 431
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 3.84% 5.29% 6.34%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.73% 25.22% 29.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 270 365
City of London median daily rate £550 £550 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.79% -5.00%
10th Percentile £400 £330 £339
90th Percentile £638 £675 £638
Central London median daily rate £550 £538 £475
% change year-on-year +2.33% +13.16% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
City of London median hourly rate £22.50 - £16.01
10th Percentile £21.25 - £15.17
90th Percentile £23.75 - £17.66
Central London median hourly rate £22.50 - £16.01

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 1,431 1,376 1,443
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 20.49% 20.99% 21.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,095 1,063 1,180
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - +11.76%
10th Percentile £200 £208 £270
90th Percentile £670 £650 £625
Central London median daily rate £488 £475 £457
% change year-on-year +2.63% +4.00% +7.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 39 33
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -10.53% +1.60%
10th Percentile £14.80 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £24.40 £30.30 £23.88
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +6.86% - -2.78%

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 14 August 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 14 August 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 - 16 £525 -
Unix
Central London

For the 6 months to 14 August 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.

1 135 (50.37%) Linux
2 125 (46.64%) Finance
3 114 (42.54%) Java
4 104 (38.81%) Agile Software Development
5 78 (29.10%) Banking
6 73 (27.24%) SQL
7 71 (26.49%) Windows
8 63 (23.51%) Python
9 56 (20.90%) Amazon AWS
10 54 (20.15%) SQL Server
11 53 (19.78%) Git (software)
11 53 (19.78%) Jenkins
12 50 (18.66%) Spring
12 50 (18.66%) Investment Banking
12 50 (18.66%) Oracle
13 42 (15.67%) Test Automation
14 40 (14.93%) TDD
14 40 (14.93%) DevOps
15 39 (14.55%) REST
15 39 (14.55%) Continuous Integration
16 38 (14.18%) Bash Shell
16 38 (14.18%) Docker
17 37 (13.81%) Scrum
18 36 (13.43%) Shell Script
19 34 (12.69%) JIRA
19 34 (12.69%) Ansible
20 33 (12.31%) Middleware
21 32 (11.94%) Relational Database
22 30 (11.19%) JavaScript
23 29 (10.82%) HTML

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 23 (8.58%) Confluence
2 21 (7.84%) Apache
3 16 (5.97%) JBoss
4 13 (4.85%) SAS
5 12 (4.48%) Elasticsearch
6 11 (4.10%) Tomcat
6 11 (4.10%) WebLogic
7 9 (3.36%) WebSphere
8 7 (2.61%) Apache Spark
9 5 (1.87%) nginx
10 4 (1.49%) Cloud Foundry
10 4 (1.49%) Jupyter
11 2 (0.75%) Apache Pig
11 2 (0.75%) IIS
11 2 (0.75%) IPython
11 2 (0.75%) Jetty
11 2 (0.75%) Mule
12 1 (0.37%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.37%) MS Exchange
12 1 (0.37%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 15 (5.60%) Microsoft Excel
1 15 (5.60%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (5.60%) Actimize
2 10 (3.73%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 7 (2.61%) Temenos T24
4 6 (2.24%) Temenos Globus
5 3 (1.12%) RMDS
6 2 (0.75%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
7 1 (0.37%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.37%) Kondor
7 1 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.37%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.37%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 56 (20.90%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (8.21%) Amazon EC2
2 22 (8.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 21 (7.84%) Amazon S3
4 14 (5.22%) GitHub
5 10 (3.73%) AWS Lambda
5 10 (3.73%) Serverless
6 9 (3.36%) CloudFront
6 9 (3.36%) Route 53
7 8 (2.99%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 8 (2.99%) Microsoft Azure
8 6 (2.24%) npm
9 5 (1.87%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (1.12%) IaaS
10 3 (1.12%) PaaS
10 3 (1.12%) SaaS
11 2 (0.75%) IBM Cloud
11 2 (0.75%) Office 365
12 1 (0.37%) Fastly
Communications & Networking
1 27 (10.07%) TCP/IP
2 20 (7.46%) Firewall
3 16 (5.97%) HTTP
4 11 (4.10%) DNS
4 11 (4.10%) Network Security
5 10 (3.73%) LAN
6 9 (3.36%) Internet
7 8 (2.99%) SSL
8 7 (2.61%) OSPF
8 7 (2.61%) WAN
9 6 (2.24%) Cisco IOS
9 6 (2.24%) Multicast
10 5 (1.87%) Extranet
11 4 (1.49%) BGP
11 4 (1.49%) DHCP
11 4 (1.49%) NAS
11 4 (1.49%) SAN
11 4 (1.49%) VPN
12 3 (1.12%) H.323
12 3 (1.12%) MGCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (20.15%) SQL Server
2 32 (11.94%) Relational Database
3 22 (8.21%) Big Data
3 22 (8.21%) Hadoop
4 19 (7.09%) NoSQL
5 18 (6.72%) MySQL
6 16 (5.97%) Apache Hive
7 15 (5.60%) RDBMS
8 14 (5.22%) Sqoop
9 13 (4.85%) Impala
10 12 (4.48%) MongoDB
11 11 (4.10%) Apache Cassandra
12 8 (2.99%) Amazon RDS
13 7 (2.61%) Oracle Database
14 5 (1.87%) Couchbase
15 4 (1.49%) KDB
15 4 (1.49%) Kdb+
15 4 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
16 3 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
16 3 (1.12%) HBase
Development Applications
1 53 (19.78%) Git (software)
1 53 (19.78%) Jenkins
2 34 (12.69%) JIRA
3 23 (8.58%) JUnit
4 20 (7.46%) Mockito
5 16 (5.97%) Cucumber
6 15 (5.60%) Gradle
7 14 (5.22%) Selenium
8 12 (4.48%) Maven
9 10 (3.73%) IntelliJ
10 9 (3.36%) Sonatype Nexus
11 7 (2.61%) JIRA Agile
11 7 (2.61%) TeamCity
12 4 (1.49%) Subversion
13 3 (1.12%) JBehave
13 3 (1.12%) jMock
13 3 (1.12%) WebDriver
14 2 (0.75%) Artifactory
14 2 (0.75%) Grunt
14 2 (0.75%) PHPUnit
General
1 125 (46.64%) Finance
2 78 (29.10%) Banking
3 50 (18.66%) Investment Banking
4 23 (8.58%) Front Office
5 20 (7.46%) Back Office
6 16 (5.97%) Financial Institution
7 6 (2.24%) Advertising
8 5 (1.87%) Legal
9 3 (1.12%) Corporate Banking
10 2 (0.75%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.37%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.37%) Publishing
11 1 (0.37%) Retail
11 1 (0.37%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 83 (30.97%) Developer
2 53 (19.78%) Java Developer
3 49 (18.28%) Analyst
4 20 (7.46%) DevOps Engineer
4 20 (7.46%) Support Analyst
5 19 (7.09%) Consultant
6 17 (6.34%) Architect
7 16 (5.97%) Full Stack Developer
8 14 (5.22%) AWS Engineer
8 14 (5.22%) Platform Engineer
9 12 (4.48%) Administrator
9 12 (4.48%) AWS DevOps
9 12 (4.48%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 11 (4.10%) Linux Engineer
10 11 (4.10%) Systems Analyst
11 10 (3.73%) Salesforce Analyst
11 10 (3.73%) Solutions Architect
12 9 (3.36%) Business Analyst
12 9 (3.36%) Salesforce Support
12 9 (3.36%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (18.66%) Spring
2 39 (14.55%) REST
3 33 (12.31%) Middleware
4 29 (10.82%) HTML
5 28 (10.45%) Node.js
5 28 (10.45%) Web Services
6 22 (8.21%) Hibernate
6 22 (8.21%) XML
7 21 (7.84%) React
8 16 (5.97%) AngularJS
9 14 (5.22%) Dropwizard
9 14 (5.22%) FIX Protocol
9 14 (5.22%) Redux
9 14 (5.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 13 (4.85%) Angular 2
10 13 (4.85%) Java EE
11 11 (4.10%) Guice
11 11 (4.10%) RESTful
12 9 (3.36%) J2EE
12 9 (3.36%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 23 (8.58%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (5.22%) Linux Command Line
2 14 (5.22%) Wiki
3 13 (4.85%) Fintech
4 12 (4.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 9 (3.36%) Equities
6 8 (2.99%) Fixed Income
7 7 (2.61%) Algorithms
7 7 (2.61%) Self-Motivation
8 6 (2.24%) Data Centre
8 6 (2.24%) SWIFT
9 5 (1.87%) Computer Science
9 5 (1.87%) Derivative
9 5 (1.87%) Minimum Viable Product
9 5 (1.87%) PKI
9 5 (1.87%) User Experience
10 4 (1.49%) Credit Derivative
10 4 (1.49%) Hedge funds
10 4 (1.49%) Virtual Team
11 3 (1.12%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 135 (50.37%) Linux
2 71 (26.49%) Windows
3 14 (5.22%) Solaris
4 11 (4.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (3.36%) Apple iOS
5 9 (3.36%) Windows Server
6 7 (2.61%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 6 (2.24%) AIX
7 6 (2.24%) Mac OS X
8 4 (1.49%) Windows 7
9 3 (1.12%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.75%) Android
10 2 (0.75%) Oracle Linux
10 2 (0.75%) VMS
10 2 (0.75%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.37%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.37%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.37%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.37%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (38.81%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (15.67%) Test Automation
3 40 (14.93%) DevOps
3 40 (14.93%) TDD
4 39 (14.55%) Continuous Integration
5 37 (13.81%) Scrum
6 23 (8.58%) Multithreading
7 20 (7.46%) ITIL
8 19 (7.09%) Configuration Management
9 17 (6.34%) BDD
9 17 (6.34%) Continuous Delivery
9 17 (6.34%) Data Analysis
9 17 (6.34%) ETL
9 17 (6.34%) Pair Programming
10 16 (5.97%) Unit Testing
11 15 (5.60%) Anti-Money Laundering
12 14 (5.22%) Build Automation
12 14 (5.22%) Data Extraction
12 14 (5.22%) Kanban
13 13 (4.85%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 114 (42.54%) Java
2 73 (27.24%) SQL
3 63 (23.51%) Python
4 38 (14.18%) Bash Shell
5 36 (13.43%) Shell Script
6 30 (11.19%) JavaScript
7 20 (7.46%) Java 8
7 20 (7.46%) Perl
8 18 (6.72%) Groovy
9 17 (6.34%) PowerShell
10 16 (5.97%) Korn
11 13 (4.85%) Scala
12 11 (4.10%) C++
13 10 (3.73%) Ruby
14 7 (2.61%) C
15 6 (2.24%) PHP
15 6 (2.24%) PL/SQL
16 4 (1.49%) ANSI SQL
16 4 (1.49%) C#
16 4 (1.49%) R
Qualifications
1 11 (4.10%) CISSP
2 10 (3.73%) AWS Certification
3 9 (3.36%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (2.99%) Degree
5 6 (2.24%) CISM
6 5 (1.87%) Security Cleared
7 4 (1.49%) CCNA
7 4 (1.49%) CEH
7 4 (1.49%) SANS
8 3 (1.12%) CCNP
8 3 (1.12%) CISA
8 3 (1.12%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (1.12%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.75%) CCSA
9 2 (0.75%) CRISC
9 2 (0.75%) MCSE
9 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.75%) VCP6
9 2 (0.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.37%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.99%) QA
2 5 (1.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.12%) COREP
3 3 (1.12%) FINREP
3 3 (1.12%) SEPA
3 3 (1.12%) SLA
4 2 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 2 (0.75%) MiFID
4 2 (0.75%) NIST 800
4 2 (0.75%) TARGET2
5 1 (0.37%) COBIT
5 1 (0.37%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.37%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.37%) EMIR
5 1 (0.37%) GCP
5 1 (0.37%) GDPR
5 1 (0.37%) HL7
5 1 (0.37%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 38 (14.18%) Docker
2 16 (5.97%) HDFS
3 8 (2.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.87%) Active Directory
4 5 (1.87%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.12%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.12%) KVM
5 3 (1.12%) ProxySG
6 2 (0.75%) Firmware
6 2 (0.75%) NFS
6 2 (0.75%) OpenAM
6 2 (0.75%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.75%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.75%) vSphere
7 1 (0.37%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.37%) pfSense
7 1 (0.37%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 34 (12.69%) Ansible
2 28 (10.45%) Opscode Chef
3 25 (9.33%) Puppet
4 22 (8.21%) Kubernetes
5 15 (5.60%) Hadoop YARN
6 14 (5.22%) Terraform
7 9 (3.36%) Prometheus
8 7 (2.61%) Grafana
8 7 (2.61%) Kibana
8 7 (2.61%) logstash
9 4 (1.49%) Docker Swarm
9 4 (1.49%) PingFederate
10 3 (1.12%) Control-M
10 3 (1.12%) Single Sign-On
11 2 (0.75%) CA Spectrum
11 2 (0.75%) Data Guard
11 2 (0.75%) Dollar Universe
11 2 (0.75%) HAProxy
11 2 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
11 2 (0.75%) Nagios
Vendors
1 50 (18.66%) Oracle
2 23 (8.58%) IBM
3 17 (6.34%) Cisco
4 14 (5.22%) Red Hat
5 13 (4.85%) Cloudera
5 13 (4.85%) SAP
5 13 (4.85%) Sybase
6 12 (4.48%) Splunk
7 11 (4.10%) CyberArk
7 11 (4.10%) Salesforce.com
7 11 (4.10%) VMware
8 10 (3.73%) Atlassian
9 9 (3.36%) Microsoft
10 8 (2.99%) Bloomberg
10 8 (2.99%) HP
10 8 (2.99%) Reuters
11 7 (2.61%) AppDynamics
11 7 (2.61%) CA
11 7 (2.61%) F5
11 7 (2.61%) Temenos