Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 65 42 30
Rank change year-on-year -23 -12 -2
Contract jobs citing Unix 261 349 422
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 3.77% 5.09% 6.34%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.41% 25.51% 29.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 274 346
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.53% -1.09%
10th Percentile £368 £363 £361
90th Percentile £625 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £475
% change year-on-year - +10.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 5
City of London median hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.18% - +12.98%
10th Percentile £21.25 £27.50 £19.65
90th Percentile £23.75 £27.50 £28.75
Central London median hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -18.18% - +12.98%

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 1,418 1,368 1,429
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 20.46% 19.95% 21.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,087 1,069 1,140
City of London median daily rate £488 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% - +11.76%
10th Percentile £158 £218 £285
90th Percentile £638 £665 £625
Central London median daily rate £475 £475 £455
% change year-on-year - +4.40% +7.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 45 34
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -10.53% -2.56%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.58 £11.25
90th Percentile £23.80 £27.50 £32.25
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.50 £18.45
% change year-on-year +6.86% -5.15% +2.50%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 - 21 £525 -
Moorgate - 2 £475 -
Unix
Central London

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 129 (49.43%) Java
2 128 (49.04%) Linux
3 110 (42.15%) Finance
4 109 (41.76%) Agile Software Development
5 81 (31.03%) SQL
6 71 (27.20%) Python
7 69 (26.44%) Banking
8 67 (25.67%) Windows
9 66 (25.29%) SQL Server
10 59 (22.61%) Oracle
11 58 (22.22%) Spring
12 56 (21.46%) Test Automation
12 56 (21.46%) Jenkins
13 51 (19.54%) Amazon AWS
14 48 (18.39%) Git (software)
15 45 (17.24%) Continuous Integration
15 45 (17.24%) Relational Database
16 44 (16.86%) REST
17 42 (16.09%) Investment Banking
18 39 (14.94%) Middleware
19 38 (14.56%) HTML
19 38 (14.56%) TDD
19 38 (14.56%) Ansible
20 37 (14.18%) JavaScript
21 36 (13.79%) Shell Script
21 36 (13.79%) JIRA
22 35 (13.41%) DevOps
23 34 (13.03%) Docker
23 34 (13.03%) Scrum
24 32 (12.26%) React

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 27 (10.34%) Apache
2 25 (9.58%) Confluence
3 22 (8.43%) JBoss
4 17 (6.51%) WebLogic
5 15 (5.75%) SAS
6 14 (5.36%) Elasticsearch
7 9 (3.45%) WebSphere
8 8 (3.07%) Tomcat
9 7 (2.68%) Apache Spark
10 5 (1.92%) Cloud Foundry
10 5 (1.92%) Mule
11 4 (1.53%) MS Exchange
12 3 (1.15%) Apache Solr
12 3 (1.15%) Jupyter
12 3 (1.15%) Oracle Workflow
12 3 (1.15%) WordPress
13 2 (0.77%) CMS
13 2 (0.77%) WebSphere Application Server
14 1 (0.38%) IIS
14 1 (0.38%) MQSeries
Applications
1 14 (5.36%) Microsoft Excel
1 14 (5.36%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (6.13%) Actimize
2 11 (4.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 3 (1.15%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (1.15%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (1.15%) Sentinel
4 2 (0.77%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
4 2 (0.77%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.38%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.38%) Kondor
5 1 (0.38%) MetaTrader
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.38%) SunGard Martini
5 1 (0.38%) Temenos Globus
Cloud Services
1 51 (19.54%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (6.51%) Amazon EC2
2 17 (6.51%) Amazon S3
3 16 (6.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 15 (5.75%) GitHub
5 14 (5.36%) Microsoft Azure
6 9 (3.45%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (1.53%) AWS Lambda
7 4 (1.53%) CloudFront
7 4 (1.53%) IaaS
7 4 (1.53%) IBM Cloud
7 4 (1.53%) Office 365
7 4 (1.53%) PaaS
7 4 (1.53%) Serverless
8 3 (1.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 3 (1.15%) Route 53
9 2 (0.77%) Datadog
9 2 (0.77%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.77%) SaaS
10 1 (0.38%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 22 (8.43%) TCP/IP
2 21 (8.05%) HTTP
3 11 (4.21%) Firewall
4 9 (3.45%) DNS
4 9 (3.45%) VPN
5 8 (3.07%) Internet
5 8 (3.07%) LAN
5 8 (3.07%) WAN
6 7 (2.68%) SSL
7 5 (1.92%) BGP
7 5 (1.92%) Junos
7 5 (1.92%) Network Security
7 5 (1.92%) OSPF
7 5 (1.92%) SAN
8 4 (1.53%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (1.53%) DHCP
8 4 (1.53%) IPsec
8 4 (1.53%) NAS
9 3 (1.15%) Broadband
9 3 (1.15%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (25.29%) SQL Server
2 45 (17.24%) Relational Database
3 23 (8.81%) Hadoop
4 21 (8.05%) Big Data
5 20 (7.66%) MySQL
5 20 (7.66%) NoSQL
5 20 (7.66%) RDBMS
6 17 (6.51%) Apache Hive
6 17 (6.51%) Impala
7 15 (5.75%) Sqoop
8 12 (4.60%) MongoDB
9 10 (3.83%) Apache Cassandra
10 7 (2.68%) Couchbase
11 5 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (1.92%) Oracle Database
12 4 (1.53%) Apache Kudu
12 4 (1.53%) Hazelcast
13 3 (1.15%) Amazon RDS
13 3 (1.15%) Oracle BI Publisher
13 3 (1.15%) Presto
Development Applications
1 56 (21.46%) Jenkins
2 48 (18.39%) Git (software)
3 36 (13.79%) JIRA
4 30 (11.49%) Cucumber
5 24 (9.20%) Selenium
6 23 (8.81%) JUnit
7 19 (7.28%) Mockito
8 17 (6.51%) Maven
9 13 (4.98%) Gradle
10 10 (3.83%) Sonatype Nexus
11 8 (3.07%) IntelliJ
11 8 (3.07%) Subversion
12 7 (2.68%) JIRA Agile
12 7 (2.68%) jMock
13 5 (1.92%) GitLab
14 4 (1.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 4 (1.53%) FishEye
14 4 (1.53%) Robot Framework
14 4 (1.53%) TeamCity
14 4 (1.53%) Vagrant
General
1 110 (42.15%) Finance
2 69 (26.44%) Banking
3 42 (16.09%) Investment Banking
4 28 (10.73%) Front Office
5 24 (9.20%) Back Office
6 22 (8.43%) Financial Institution
7 9 (3.45%) Advertising
8 7 (2.68%) Retail Banking
9 4 (1.53%) Legal
10 2 (0.77%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.77%) Publishing
10 2 (0.77%) Retail
11 1 (0.38%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.38%) Law
11 1 (0.38%) Marketing
11 1 (0.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 90 (34.48%) Developer
2 62 (23.75%) Java Developer
3 39 (14.94%) Analyst
4 21 (8.05%) Full Stack Developer
5 19 (7.28%) Consultant
6 17 (6.51%) Support Analyst
7 14 (5.36%) DevOps Engineer
8 13 (4.98%) Platform Engineer
9 12 (4.60%) Systems Analyst
10 11 (4.21%) Business Analyst
10 11 (4.21%) Salesforce Analyst
11 10 (3.83%) Architect
11 10 (3.83%) Linux Engineer
12 9 (3.45%) Fraud Analyst
12 9 (3.45%) Fraud Business Analyst
12 9 (3.45%) Production Support Analyst
12 9 (3.45%) Salesforce Support
13 8 (3.07%) Administrator
14 7 (2.68%) Cloud Engineer
14 7 (2.68%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (22.22%) Spring
2 44 (16.86%) REST
3 39 (14.94%) Middleware
4 38 (14.56%) HTML
5 32 (12.26%) React
6 29 (11.11%) Hibernate
7 26 (9.96%) Node.js
7 26 (9.96%) Web Services
7 26 (9.96%) XML
8 23 (8.81%) AngularJS
9 21 (8.05%) Redux
9 21 (8.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 20 (7.66%) Angular 2
11 17 (6.51%) Java EE
12 15 (5.75%) FIX Protocol
13 14 (5.36%) RESTful
14 13 (4.98%) Dropwizard
14 13 (4.98%) JMS
15 12 (4.60%) Gherkin
16 10 (3.83%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 19 (7.28%) Linux Command Line
2 14 (5.36%) Wiki
3 11 (4.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 10 (3.83%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (3.83%) Fixed Income
5 8 (3.07%) Equities
5 8 (3.07%) Fintech
6 7 (2.68%) Data Centre
7 6 (2.30%) PKI
8 5 (1.92%) Public Cloud
9 4 (1.53%) Derivative
9 4 (1.53%) User Experience
10 3 (1.15%) Credit Derivative
10 3 (1.15%) iPad
10 3 (1.15%) Smartphone
10 3 (1.15%) Tandem
11 2 (0.77%) Computer Science
11 2 (0.77%) Hedge funds
11 2 (0.77%) Interest Rate Derivative
11 2 (0.77%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 128 (49.04%) Linux
2 67 (25.67%) Windows
3 19 (7.28%) Windows Server
4 16 (6.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (5.36%) Solaris
6 6 (2.30%) Apple iOS
6 6 (2.30%) Mac OS X
7 5 (1.92%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 4 (1.53%) AIX
8 4 (1.53%) Android
8 4 (1.53%) Mac OS
8 4 (1.53%) Windows 7
8 4 (1.53%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (1.15%) Ubuntu
9 3 (1.15%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.77%) Oracle Linux
10 2 (0.77%) SUSE
10 2 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.77%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (41.76%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (21.46%) Test Automation
3 45 (17.24%) Continuous Integration
4 38 (14.56%) TDD
5 35 (13.41%) DevOps
6 34 (13.03%) Scrum
7 24 (9.20%) BDD
8 22 (8.43%) Migration
8 22 (8.43%) OO
9 19 (7.28%) ETL
10 17 (6.51%) Build Automation
10 17 (6.51%) SDET
11 16 (6.13%) Data Analysis
11 16 (6.13%) GAP Analysis
12 15 (5.75%) Anti-Money Laundering
12 15 (5.75%) Pair Programming
12 15 (5.75%) Unit Testing
13 14 (5.36%) Information Security
13 14 (5.36%) ITIL
13 14 (5.36%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 129 (49.43%) Java
2 81 (31.03%) SQL
3 71 (27.20%) Python
4 37 (14.18%) JavaScript
5 36 (13.79%) Shell Script
6 30 (11.49%) Bash Shell
7 24 (9.20%) Perl
8 21 (8.05%) PowerShell
9 17 (6.51%) Groovy
9 17 (6.51%) Java 8
10 14 (5.36%) Korn
11 13 (4.98%) Scala
12 11 (4.21%) Ruby
13 9 (3.45%) C#
14 8 (3.07%) C++
15 7 (2.68%) C
15 7 (2.68%) PL/SQL
16 6 (2.30%) PHP
17 4 (1.53%) ANSI SQL
18 3 (1.15%) Go
Qualifications
1 7 (2.68%) CISSP
2 6 (2.30%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (1.92%) AWS Certification
4 4 (1.53%) CISM
4 4 (1.53%) Degree
5 3 (1.15%) CCNA
5 3 (1.15%) CEH
5 3 (1.15%) MCSE
5 3 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.15%) SANS
5 3 (1.15%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.77%) CCSA
6 2 (0.77%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.38%) CISA
7 1 (0.38%) CREST Certified
7 1 (0.38%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.38%) GCIH
7 1 (0.38%) IBM Certification
7 1 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.38%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.13%) QA
2 4 (1.53%) SLA
3 3 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.77%) GDPR
4 2 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 2 (0.77%) MiFID
4 2 (0.77%) NIST 800
5 1 (0.38%) COREP
5 1 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.38%) FINREP
5 1 (0.38%) SEPA
System Software
1 34 (13.03%) Docker
2 18 (6.90%) HDFS
3 13 (4.98%) Active Directory
4 8 (3.07%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (1.53%) VirtualBox
7 3 (1.15%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (1.15%) vSphere
8 2 (0.77%) KVM
8 2 (0.77%) OpenAM
9 1 (0.38%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.38%) Firmware
9 1 (0.38%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.38%) NFS
9 1 (0.38%) pfSense
9 1 (0.38%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.38%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.38%) Xen
Systems Management
1 38 (14.56%) Ansible
2 25 (9.58%) Puppet
3 22 (8.43%) Kubernetes
4 21 (8.05%) Opscode Chef
5 15 (5.75%) Hadoop YARN
6 10 (3.83%) Prometheus
6 10 (3.83%) Terraform
7 9 (3.45%) Kibana
7 9 (3.45%) logstash
8 7 (2.68%) Grafana
9 5 (1.92%) Nagios
9 5 (1.92%) Single Sign-On
10 3 (1.15%) Control-M
10 3 (1.15%) Netcool
11 2 (0.77%) Capistrano
11 2 (0.77%) Dollar Universe
11 2 (0.77%) NetBackup
11 2 (0.77%) OpenView
11 2 (0.77%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 2 (0.77%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 59 (22.61%) Oracle
2 27 (10.34%) IBM
3 19 (7.28%) Sybase
4 17 (6.51%) Red Hat
4 17 (6.51%) Splunk
5 15 (5.75%) SAP
6 14 (5.36%) Salesforce.com
6 14 (5.36%) VMware
7 13 (4.98%) Cloudera
8 10 (3.83%) Google
9 9 (3.45%) AppDynamics
9 9 (3.45%) Cisco
9 9 (3.45%) Citrix
9 9 (3.45%) Microsoft
10 8 (3.07%) Atlassian
10 8 (3.07%) CyberArk
11 7 (2.68%) HP
12 6 (2.30%) Bloomberg
12 6 (2.30%) Juniper
13 5 (1.92%) CA