Period
to 27 January 2020

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 27 January 2020 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
27 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 97 72 38
Rank change year-on-year -25 -34 -9
Contract jobs citing Unix 102 227 373
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.09% 3.37% 5.27%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.22% 17.00% 25.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 162 307
City of London median daily rate £540 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £359 £360 £366
90th Percentile £700 £650 £638
Central London median daily rate £525 £535 £500
% change year-on-year -1.87% +7.00% +5.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
City of London median hourly rate - £22.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -18.18% -
Central London median hourly rate - £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year - -18.18% -

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 835 1,335 1,439
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 17.15% 19.83% 20.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 635 1,008 1,145
City of London median daily rate £450 £475 £498
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% -4.52% +8.15%
10th Percentile £147 £145 £254
90th Percentile £638 £638 £675
Central London median daily rate £425 £475 £475
% change year-on-year -10.53% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 47 52
City of London median hourly rate £17.83 £18.70 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.68% +22.62% -29.89%
10th Percentile £12.36 £13.60 £11.25
90th Percentile £38.70 £25.50 £25.55
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.73 £17.00
% change year-on-year -0.13% +10.15% -10.53%

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 27 January 2020.

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 27 January 2020. 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
Moorgate -4 1 - -
Unix
Central London

For the 6 months to 27 January 2020, 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 65 (63.73%) Linux
2 38 (37.25%) SQL
3 36 (35.29%) Java
4 33 (32.35%) Finance
5 31 (30.39%) Python
6 29 (28.43%) DevOps
7 27 (26.47%) Windows
7 27 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
8 26 (25.49%) Oracle
9 22 (21.57%) AWS
10 18 (17.65%) Azure
10 18 (17.65%) Docker
10 18 (17.65%) Web Services
11 17 (16.67%) Banking
12 16 (15.69%) Microsoft
12 16 (15.69%) Shell Script
12 16 (15.69%) Kubernetes
12 16 (15.69%) Continuous Integration
13 15 (14.71%) Jenkins
13 15 (14.71%) PL/SQL
14 14 (13.73%) Terraform
15 13 (12.75%) TDD
15 13 (12.75%) JIRA
15 13 (12.75%) Git (software)
16 12 (11.76%) GitHub
17 11 (10.78%) Test Automation
17 11 (10.78%) Hadoop
18 10 (9.80%) ITIL
18 10 (9.80%) RESTful
18 10 (9.80%) Ansible

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 6 (5.88%) Apache Spark
1 6 (5.88%) Confluence
1 6 (5.88%) Tomcat
2 4 (3.92%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (2.94%) Oracle Coherence
3 3 (2.94%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.96%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (1.96%) DataSynapse
4 2 (1.96%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.98%) Apache Airflow
5 1 (0.98%) CMS
5 1 (0.98%) Jupyter
5 1 (0.98%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.98%) nginx
5 1 (0.98%) OpenEdge
5 1 (0.98%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.98%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.98%) SugarCRM
5 1 (0.98%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (2.94%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (2.94%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.98%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.94%) Temenos T24
2 2 (1.96%) Temenos Globus
3 1 (0.98%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.98%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.98%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.98%) Oracle FAH
3 1 (0.98%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.98%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 1 (0.98%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (0.98%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.98%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.98%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.98%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
3 1 (0.98%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 22 (21.57%) AWS
2 18 (17.65%) Azure
3 12 (11.76%) GitHub
4 8 (7.84%) GCP
5 5 (4.90%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (4.90%) Amazon S3
6 4 (3.92%) Amazon Glacier
6 4 (3.92%) Amazon SQS
6 4 (3.92%) AWS CodeDeploy
6 4 (3.92%) AWS CodePipeline
6 4 (3.92%) AWS Lambda
6 4 (3.92%) Route 53
6 4 (3.92%) Serverless
7 2 (1.96%) npm
8 1 (0.98%) Apigee
8 1 (0.98%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.98%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (0.98%) Azure Machine Learning
8 1 (0.98%) Power Platform
8 1 (0.98%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.90%) HTTP
1 5 (4.90%) Intrusion Detection
2 4 (3.92%) WAN
2 4 (3.92%) Wireless
3 3 (2.94%) LAN
3 3 (2.94%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.96%) DHCP
4 2 (1.96%) DNS
4 2 (1.96%) Firewall
4 2 (1.96%) Internet
4 2 (1.96%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.98%) BIG-IP
5 1 (0.98%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (0.98%) Cisco ISE
5 1 (0.98%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (0.98%) NAS
5 1 (0.98%) OpenLDAP
5 1 (0.98%) SAN
5 1 (0.98%) SSL
5 1 (0.98%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.78%) Hadoop
2 9 (8.82%) MongoDB
2 9 (8.82%) Oracle Database
3 7 (6.86%) HBase
4 6 (5.88%) Big Data
5 5 (4.90%) Amazon RDS
5 5 (4.90%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (4.90%) NoSQL
5 5 (4.90%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (4.90%) Relational Database
5 5 (4.90%) SQL Server
6 4 (3.92%) MySQL
6 4 (3.92%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (2.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (1.96%) Apache Hive
8 2 (1.96%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (1.96%) Data Lake
8 2 (1.96%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.98%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 15 (14.71%) Jenkins
2 13 (12.75%) Git (software)
2 13 (12.75%) JIRA
3 9 (8.82%) Maven
4 8 (7.84%) TeamCity
5 6 (5.88%) Subversion
6 5 (4.90%) Travis CI
7 2 (1.96%) Ant
7 2 (1.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (1.96%) Bitbucket Server
7 2 (1.96%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.96%) Mockito
7 2 (1.96%) MSBuild
7 2 (1.96%) Selenium
8 1 (0.98%) CircleCI
8 1 (0.98%) JUnit
8 1 (0.98%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.98%) PostCSS
8 1 (0.98%) Snyk
8 1 (0.98%) Toad
General
1 33 (32.35%) Finance
2 17 (16.67%) Banking
3 6 (5.88%) Investment Banking
3 6 (5.88%) Public Sector
4 5 (4.90%) Front Office
5 4 (3.92%) Retail Banking
6 3 (2.94%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.96%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.96%) Law
8 1 (0.98%) Arabic Language
8 1 (0.98%) Back Office
8 1 (0.98%) International Banking
8 1 (0.98%) Legal
8 1 (0.98%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 38 (37.25%) Developer
2 16 (15.69%) Java Developer
3 11 (10.78%) Analyst
3 11 (10.78%) DevOps Engineer
4 7 (6.86%) Architect
5 6 (5.88%) Support Analyst
6 5 (4.90%) Report Developer
6 5 (4.90%) Senior Developer
7 4 (3.92%) Hadoop Developer
7 4 (3.92%) Infrastructure Support
7 4 (3.92%) Java Hadoop Developer
7 4 (3.92%) Kubernetes Engineer
7 4 (3.92%) Operations Analyst
7 4 (3.92%) Oracle Developer
7 4 (3.92%) Software Developer
7 4 (3.92%) Windows Support Analyst
8 3 (2.94%) Administrator
8 3 (2.94%) Cloud Engineer
8 3 (2.94%) ServiceNow Developer
8 3 (2.94%) T24 Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (17.65%) Web Services
2 10 (9.80%) RESTful
3 9 (8.82%) Spring
4 8 (7.84%) REST
5 7 (6.86%) HTML
6 6 (5.88%) J2EE
6 6 (5.88%) XML
7 5 (4.90%) Middleware
7 5 (4.90%) PySpark
8 4 (3.92%) .NET
8 4 (3.92%) CSS
8 4 (3.92%) SOAP
9 3 (2.94%) Ajax
9 3 (2.94%) AngularJS
9 3 (2.94%) Elastic Stack
9 3 (2.94%) JMS
9 3 (2.94%) SAML
10 2 (1.96%) Node.js
10 2 (1.96%) Spring Boot
10 2 (1.96%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.86%) Management Information System
2 6 (5.88%) Linux Command Line
3 5 (4.90%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.90%) Derivative
3 5 (4.90%) Public Cloud
4 4 (3.92%) Cloud Native
4 4 (3.92%) Data Centre
4 4 (3.92%) Security Operations Centre
5 3 (2.94%) Grid Computing
5 3 (2.94%) Interest Rate Derivative
5 3 (2.94%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (2.94%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.96%) Blog
6 2 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.96%) Equities
6 2 (1.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.96%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.96%) VLE
7 1 (0.98%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.98%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 65 (63.73%) Linux
2 27 (26.47%) Windows
3 8 (7.84%) Solaris
4 6 (5.88%) Mac OS X
5 4 (3.92%) Debian
6 3 (2.94%) Mac OS
6 3 (2.94%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.98%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.98%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.98%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (28.43%) DevOps
2 27 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (15.69%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (12.75%) TDD
5 11 (10.78%) Test Automation
6 10 (9.80%) ITIL
7 9 (8.82%) Analytics
7 9 (8.82%) Software Engineering
8 8 (7.84%) Computer Science
8 8 (7.84%) Data Modelling
8 8 (7.84%) ETL
8 8 (7.84%) Microservices
8 8 (7.84%) Problem-Solving
9 7 (6.86%) Infrastructure as Code
9 7 (6.86%) Migration
9 7 (6.86%) Performance Optimisation
9 7 (6.86%) Performance Tuning
10 6 (5.88%) Information Security
10 6 (5.88%) OO
10 6 (5.88%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 38 (37.25%) SQL
2 36 (35.29%) Java
3 31 (30.39%) Python
4 16 (15.69%) Shell Script
5 15 (14.71%) PL/SQL
6 9 (8.82%) Perl
7 7 (6.86%) JavaScript
8 6 (5.88%) Java 8
8 6 (5.88%) PowerShell
8 6 (5.88%) Scala
9 4 (3.92%) Groovy
9 4 (3.92%) R
9 4 (3.92%) Ruby
10 3 (2.94%) Bash Shell
10 3 (2.94%) C
10 3 (2.94%) C++
10 3 (2.94%) Go
11 1 (0.98%) C#
11 1 (0.98%) PHP
11 1 (0.98%) Progress 4GL
Qualifications
1 9 (8.82%) SC Cleared
1 9 (8.82%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.94%) Dell Certification
3 2 (1.96%) AWS Certification
3 2 (1.96%) CCIE
3 2 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.98%) CCNA
4 1 (0.98%) CCNP
4 1 (0.98%) CISM
4 1 (0.98%) CISSP
4 1 (0.98%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.98%) GCIA
4 1 (0.98%) ISEB
4 1 (0.98%) MCP
4 1 (0.98%) MCSE
4 1 (0.98%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.98%) SANS
4 1 (0.98%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.92%) QA
2 3 (2.94%) SLA
3 1 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 18 (17.65%) Docker
2 6 (5.88%) Active Directory
3 4 (3.92%) HDFS
4 3 (2.94%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.96%) Firmware
6 1 (0.98%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (15.69%) Kubernetes
2 14 (13.73%) Terraform
3 10 (9.80%) Ansible
4 9 (8.82%) Puppet
5 8 (7.84%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (5.88%) Kibana
6 6 (5.88%) logstash
7 5 (4.90%) Hadoop YARN
8 4 (3.92%) Packer
8 4 (3.92%) Prometheus
9 3 (2.94%) Oracle ZFS
10 2 (1.96%) SCCM
10 2 (1.96%) Single Sign-On
11 1 (0.98%) CSIRT
11 1 (0.98%) Data Guard
11 1 (0.98%) Galera Cluster
11 1 (0.98%) HAProxy
11 1 (0.98%) ITRS Geneos
11 1 (0.98%) Oozie
11 1 (0.98%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 26 (25.49%) Oracle
2 16 (15.69%) Microsoft
3 7 (6.86%) Dell
4 6 (5.88%) Google
4 6 (5.88%) Informatica
5 5 (4.90%) HP
5 5 (4.90%) Splunk
6 4 (3.92%) ServiceNow
7 3 (2.94%) AppDynamics
7 3 (2.94%) Intel
7 3 (2.94%) jBASE
7 3 (2.94%) Red Hat
7 3 (2.94%) Remedy
7 3 (2.94%) Sun
7 3 (2.94%) Temenos
7 3 (2.94%) TIBCO
7 3 (2.94%) VMware
8 2 (1.96%) Aruba
8 2 (1.96%) F5
8 2 (1.96%) webMethods