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 3 months to 29 June 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
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 12 21
Rank change year-on-year -2 +9  
Contract jobs citing Unix 11 20 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dorset 8.21% 7.81% 2.63%
As % of the Operating Systems category 31.43% 35.71% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 14 0
Dorset median daily rate £409 £396 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.15% -  
South West median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Dorset median hourly rate £39.50 - -
South West median hourly rate £39.50 - £40.00

Unix is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Contract Operating System Skills
Dorset
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 35 56 45
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Dorset 26.12% 21.88% 23.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 62 41
Dorset median daily rate £375 £384 £230
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.28% +66.84%  
10th Percentile £293 £145 £120
90th Percentile £450 £500 £480
South West median daily rate £371 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -1.06% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 11
Dorset median hourly rate £39.50 £16.97 £33.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +132.76% -48.96%  
10th Percentile £10.79 £10.79 £8.50
90th Percentile £43.75 £31.88 £49.19
South West median hourly rate £39.50 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +163.33% -14.28%  

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 3 months to 29 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bournemouth -1 4 £409 +4.14% 1
Weymouth +1 1 - -
Dorchester - 1 - -
Unix
South West

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 10 (83.33%) SQL
2 9 (75.00%) Windows
3 8 (66.67%) SQL Server
4 7 (58.33%) Linux
4 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
5 6 (50.00%) Sun
5 6 (50.00%) MS Exchange
5 6 (50.00%) LAN
5 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 6 (50.00%) SAN
5 6 (50.00%) Firewall
5 6 (50.00%) Back Office
5 6 (50.00%) VAX
5 6 (50.00%) NAS
6 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
6 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
6 4 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (33.33%) Cisco
7 3 (25.00%) Oracle
7 3 (25.00%) McAfee
7 3 (25.00%) IP Telephony
7 3 (25.00%) WSUS
7 3 (25.00%) Finance
7 3 (25.00%) Migration
7 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (25.00%) RMADS
7 3 (25.00%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
8 2 (16.67%) NetApp OnCommand

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 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Communications & Networking
1 6 (50.00%) Firewall
1 6 (50.00%) LAN
1 6 (50.00%) NAS
1 6 (50.00%) SAN
2 4 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (25.00%) IP Telephony
4 2 (16.67%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (8.33%) Internet
5 1 (8.33%) IPv6
5 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 6 (50.00%) Back Office
2 3 (25.00%) Finance
3 2 (16.67%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) IT Engineer
1 4 (33.33%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Exchange Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Linux Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) NAS Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) NetApp Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Oracle Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) SAN Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) SAN Storage Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Storage Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Exchange Support
4 1 (8.33%) Firewall Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) NetBackup Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Secure Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (50.00%) VAX
2 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
3 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (8.33%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 9 (75.00%) Windows
2 7 (58.33%) Linux
3 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (16.67%) Data ONTAP
4 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (25.00%) Migration
3 2 (16.67%) Change Management
3 2 (16.67%) Patch Management
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Management
4 1 (8.33%) Project Management
4 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
4 1 (8.33%) Software Deployment
4 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (8.33%) Test Planning
4 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 10 (83.33%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) PowerShell
3 1 (8.33%) Perl
3 1 (8.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) CCNA
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) RMADS
2 1 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (16.67%) NFS
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) McAfee ePO
1 3 (25.00%) WSUS
2 2 (16.67%) NetApp OnCommand
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (8.33%) NetBackup
3 1 (8.33%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 6 (50.00%) Sun
3 4 (33.33%) Cisco
4 3 (25.00%) McAfee
4 3 (25.00%) Oracle
5 2 (16.67%) Brocade
5 2 (16.67%) NetApp
5 2 (16.67%) VMware
6 1 (8.33%) Dell
6 1 (8.33%) EMC
6 1 (8.33%) IBM
6 1 (8.33%) Veritas