Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Dorset 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 November 2017 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
South West > Dorset
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 36 34
Rank change year-on-year +10 -2 -15
Contract jobs citing Unix 16 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dorset 5.26% 2.27% 1.86%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.16% 14.08% 7.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 0
Dorset median daily rate £425 £370 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.86% - -
South West median daily rate £410 £375 £420
% change year-on-year +9.33% -10.71% -1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Dorset median hourly rate £39.50 - -
South West median hourly rate £39.50 - £37.50

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 Dorset with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Dorset
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 99 71 108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dorset 32.57% 16.10% 25.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 43 37
Dorset median daily rate £400 £220 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +81.82% +25.71% -49.09%
10th Percentile £200 £110 £113
90th Percentile £486 £400 £464
South West median daily rate £350 £350 £370
% change year-on-year - -5.41% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 3 27
Dorset median hourly rate £39.50 £11.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +259.09% -70.67% +124.28%
10th Percentile £10.79 £10.75 £12.30
90th Percentile £48.75 £14.46 £45.48
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £15.26 £18.50
% change year-on-year +14.68% -17.51% +8.82%

Unix
Job Vacancy Trend in Dorset

Job postings citing Unix as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Dorset.

Job vacancy trend for Unix in Dorset

Unix
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Unix in Dorset.

Contractor daily rate trend for Unix in Dorset

Unix
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix in Dorset

Unix
Contract Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix within the Dorset region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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
Poole - 3 - -
Bournemouth +3 2 £434 +17.23%
Dorchester - 1 - -
Weymouth - 1 - -
Unix
South West

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Unix also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Dorset region with a requirement for Unix.

1 14 (87.50%) Linux
2 12 (75.00%) SQL
3 11 (68.75%) Windows
4 7 (43.75%) Java
4 7 (43.75%) Active Directory
4 7 (43.75%) Firewall
5 6 (37.50%) Back Office
5 6 (37.50%) Sun
5 6 (37.50%) MS Exchange
5 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
5 6 (37.50%) LAN
5 6 (37.50%) VAX
6 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
6 5 (31.25%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (31.25%) Cisco
7 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
7 4 (25.00%) NAS
7 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (25.00%) Banking
7 4 (25.00%) Windows Server
7 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
8 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (18.75%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (18.75%) SWIFT
8 3 (18.75%) IP Telephony
8 3 (18.75%) WSUS
8 3 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (18.75%) RMADS
8 3 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (18.75%) McAfee

Unix
Co-occurring IT Skills in Dorset 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 (37.50%) MS Exchange
2 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (6.25%) MQSeries
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (43.75%) Firewall
2 6 (37.50%) LAN
3 5 (31.25%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (25.00%) NAS
5 3 (18.75%) IP Telephony
5 3 (18.75%) SAN
6 2 (12.50%) IPsec
7 1 (6.25%) 4G
7 1 (6.25%) EIGRP
7 1 (6.25%) FTP
7 1 (6.25%) HTTP
7 1 (6.25%) IGMP
7 1 (6.25%) Internet
7 1 (6.25%) L2TP
7 1 (6.25%) MPLS
7 1 (6.25%) Multicast
7 1 (6.25%) Network Security
7 1 (6.25%) OSPF
7 1 (6.25%) tcpdump
7 1 (6.25%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (18.75%) Ingres
3 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) HP UFT
2 1 (6.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
2 1 (6.25%) JProfiler
2 1 (6.25%) VisualVM
2 1 (6.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (6.25%) YourKit
General
1 6 (37.50%) Back Office
2 4 (25.00%) Banking
3 2 (12.50%) Finance
4 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Analyst
1 4 (25.00%) IT Engineer
1 4 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Developer
2 3 (18.75%) Exchange Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Linux Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Test Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Applications Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Applications Support
3 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Java Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Test Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Active Directory Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Firewall Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) IT Support
4 1 (6.25%) Linux Systems Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Network Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) J2EE
1 1 (6.25%) JAX-RS
1 1 (6.25%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) VAX
2 3 (18.75%) SWIFT
3 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
3 1 (6.25%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 14 (87.50%) Linux
2 11 (68.75%) Windows
3 4 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (12.50%) Software Delivery
3 2 (12.50%) System Testing
3 2 (12.50%) Test Automation
4 1 (6.25%) BDD
4 1 (6.25%) Change Control
4 1 (6.25%) Customer-Centricity
4 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (6.25%) Functional Testing
4 1 (6.25%) ITIL
4 1 (6.25%) Load Balancing
4 1 (6.25%) Network Design
4 1 (6.25%) Project Management
4 1 (6.25%) Risk Management
4 1 (6.25%) Software Deployment
4 1 (6.25%) TDD
4 1 (6.25%) Test Planning
4 1 (6.25%) Unit Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 12 (75.00%) SQL
2 7 (43.75%) Java
3 3 (18.75%) C
4 1 (6.25%) Bash Shell
4 1 (6.25%) Perl
4 1 (6.25%) Python
4 1 (6.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
2 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) CCNA
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) RMADS
2 1 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 7 (43.75%) Active Directory
2 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (6.25%) Samba
3 1 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (18.75%) McAfee ePO
1 3 (18.75%) WSUS
2 1 (6.25%) Icinga
2 1 (6.25%) Nagios
2 1 (6.25%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Sun
2 5 (31.25%) Cisco
3 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (18.75%) McAfee
5 2 (12.50%) VMware
6 1 (6.25%) BT
6 1 (6.25%) CheckPoint
6 1 (6.25%) F5
6 1 (6.25%) NetApp
6 1 (6.25%) Red Hat