The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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 26 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
England / East Midlands
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 36 21
Rank change year-on-year -5 -15  
Contract jobs citing Unix 63 66 111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 4.09% 4.35% 6.99%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.53% 23.24% 31.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 36 54
Median daily rate £388 £410 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.48% +7.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £315 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £450 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 2
Median hourly rate £40.00 £14.50 £52.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +175.86% -72.11%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £27.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year +43.63% -29.48%  

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 the East Midlands with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 340 284 356
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 22.09% 18.72% 22.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 156 165
Median daily rate £338 £400 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.62% +24.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £615 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £345
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 32 36
Median hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +3.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.50 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £20.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

Unix
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands citing Unix as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Unix in the East Midlands

Unix
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unix in the East Midlands

Unix
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unix in the East Midlands over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unix in the East Midlands

Unix
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix in the East Midlands

Unix
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 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
Derbyshire -3 21 £375 +4.89% 1
Nottinghamshire -11 19 £369 -13.23% 11
Northamptonshire -1 10 £400 -3.03% 4
Leicestershire -10 8 £475 +15.85% 4
Unix
England

For the 6 months to 26 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Unix.

1 86 (67.19%) Oracle
2 74 (57.81%) Linux
3 48 (37.50%) SQL
4 47 (36.72%) Windows
5 39 (30.47%) Oracle Database
6 32 (25.00%) Security Cleared
7 31 (24.22%) PL/SQL
8 28 (21.88%) Oracle Database 10g
9 27 (21.09%) SC Cleared
10 26 (20.31%) Solaris
11 25 (19.53%) Java
12 24 (18.75%) SAP
12 24 (18.75%) Veritas
13 23 (17.97%) Sun
13 23 (17.97%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 22 (17.19%) Relational Database
14 22 (17.19%) SQL Server
14 22 (17.19%) ERP
14 22 (17.19%) SAP ERP
14 22 (17.19%) Manufacturing
15 20 (15.63%) Virtual Machines
16 19 (14.84%) Disaster Recovery
16 19 (14.84%) Retail
16 19 (14.84%) Configuration Management
17 17 (13.28%) Python
17 17 (13.28%) Perl
18 16 (12.50%) Finance
18 16 (12.50%) Korn
18 16 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
19 15 (11.72%) Shell Script

Unix
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 8 (6.25%) JBoss
2 5 (3.91%) Apache Solr
2 5 (3.91%) IIS
3 4 (3.13%) Apache
4 3 (2.34%) MQSeries
4 3 (2.34%) Oracle Workflow
4 3 (2.34%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.56%) SAS
5 2 (1.56%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.56%) WildFly
6 1 (0.78%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.78%) iPlanet
6 1 (0.78%) Liferay
6 1 (0.78%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.78%) OpenEdge
6 1 (0.78%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.78%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 7 (5.47%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.34%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 22 (17.19%) SAP ERP
2 14 (10.94%) Oracle 11i
3 9 (7.03%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (2.34%) Demantra
4 3 (2.34%) SnowdropKCS
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.69%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.56%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.56%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.03%) TCP/IP
2 8 (6.25%) Firewall
3 5 (3.91%) Internet
4 4 (3.13%) HTTP
5 2 (1.56%) NAS
5 2 (1.56%) SAN
5 2 (1.56%) SMTP
5 2 (1.56%) SSH
6 1 (0.78%) BIG-IP
6 1 (0.78%) DNS
6 1 (0.78%) FTP
6 1 (0.78%) LAN
6 1 (0.78%) LDAP
6 1 (0.78%) VLAN
6 1 (0.78%) WAN
6 1 (0.78%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (30.47%) Oracle Database
2 28 (21.88%) Oracle Database 10g
3 22 (17.19%) Relational Database
3 22 (17.19%) SQL Server
4 16 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
5 14 (10.94%) SQL Server 2005
5 14 (10.94%) SQL Server 2012
6 11 (8.59%) Oracle Database 11g
7 7 (5.47%) Crystal Reports
7 7 (5.47%) NoSQL
8 3 (2.34%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 2 (1.56%) Base SAS
9 2 (1.56%) Informix
9 2 (1.56%) MySQL
9 2 (1.56%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.78%) Apache Hive
10 1 (0.78%) DB2
10 1 (0.78%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.78%) HBase
10 1 (0.78%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 7 (5.47%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (3.13%) Jenkins
3 3 (2.34%) ProC
3 3 (2.34%) SoapUI
4 2 (1.56%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (1.56%) Selenium
5 1 (0.78%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.78%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.78%) HP UFT
5 1 (0.78%) Hudson
5 1 (0.78%) JIRA
5 1 (0.78%) Maven
General
1 22 (17.19%) Manufacturing
2 19 (14.84%) Retail
3 16 (12.50%) Finance
4 10 (7.81%) Banking
5 7 (5.47%) Publishing
6 3 (2.34%) Marketing
7 1 (0.78%) Billing
Job Titles
1 36 (28.13%) Analyst
2 23 (17.97%) Developer
3 17 (13.28%) Support Analyst
3 17 (13.28%) Unix Engineer
4 16 (12.50%) Applications Support
5 15 (11.72%) Applications Support Analyst
6 14 (10.94%) Test Analyst
7 12 (9.38%) Architect
7 12 (9.38%) Design Engineer
7 12 (9.38%) Linux Engineer
8 11 (8.59%) Solaris Engineer
9 7 (5.47%) Consultant
9 7 (5.47%) Development Analyst
9 7 (5.47%) Development Support Analyst
9 7 (5.47%) Oracle Analyst
10 6 (4.69%) Oracle Developer
11 5 (3.91%) Designer
11 5 (3.91%) Oracle Support Analyst
11 5 (3.91%) Software Developer
11 5 (3.91%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.47%) .NET
1 7 (5.47%) HTML
1 7 (5.47%) J2EE
2 6 (4.69%) WCF
2 6 (4.69%) WPF
3 5 (3.91%) ASP.NET
3 5 (3.91%) CSS
3 5 (3.91%) Grails
3 5 (3.91%) Lucene
3 5 (3.91%) Web Services
4 4 (3.13%) XML
5 3 (2.34%) mod_proxy
5 3 (2.34%) SOAP
6 2 (1.56%) JSP
6 2 (1.56%) Middleware
6 2 (1.56%) RESTful
6 2 (1.56%) Software Packaging
7 1 (0.78%) Hibernate
7 1 (0.78%) JAX-WS
7 1 (0.78%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.47%) Data Centre
2 3 (2.34%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.34%) Computer Science
2 3 (2.34%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (1.56%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.56%) Smart Meter
3 2 (1.56%) User Experience
4 1 (0.78%) CESG
4 1 (0.78%) Clustering
4 1 (0.78%) Grid Computing
4 1 (0.78%) Handset
4 1 (0.78%) HP Storage
4 1 (0.78%) HP StoreVirtual
4 1 (0.78%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (0.78%) IVR
4 1 (0.78%) Public Cloud
4 1 (0.78%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 74 (57.81%) Linux
2 47 (36.72%) Windows
3 26 (20.31%) Solaris
4 10 (7.81%) AIX
4 10 (7.81%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (7.03%) HPUX
5 9 (7.03%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (6.25%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 8 (6.25%) Windows 7
7 7 (5.47%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (4.69%) Ubuntu
9 5 (3.91%) Amazon Linux
10 4 (3.13%) Windows Server
11 2 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.78%) CentOS
12 1 (0.78%) Debian
12 1 (0.78%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (17.19%) ERP
2 19 (14.84%) Configuration Management
2 19 (14.84%) Disaster Recovery
3 13 (10.16%) QMS
3 13 (10.16%) Test Strategy
4 11 (8.59%) Business Analysis
4 11 (8.59%) Performance Testing
4 11 (8.59%) Test Scripting
5 10 (7.81%) CRM
6 8 (6.25%) DevOps
6 8 (6.25%) Migration
6 8 (6.25%) Performance Monitoring
6 8 (6.25%) Test Planning
6 8 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (5.47%) Change Control
7 7 (5.47%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
7 7 (5.47%) Functional Testing
7 7 (5.47%) Quality Management
7 7 (5.47%) Volume Testing
8 6 (4.69%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 48 (37.50%) SQL
2 31 (24.22%) PL/SQL
3 25 (19.53%) Java
4 17 (13.28%) Perl
4 17 (13.28%) Python
5 16 (12.50%) Korn
6 15 (11.72%) Shell Script
7 12 (9.38%) JavaScript
8 7 (5.47%) C#
9 4 (3.13%) VBA
10 2 (1.56%) C
10 2 (1.56%) Tcl
11 1 (0.78%) PHP
11 1 (0.78%) Progress 4GL
11 1 (0.78%) Ruby
11 1 (0.78%) Scala
11 1 (0.78%) VB
11 1 (0.78%) VBScript
11 1 (0.78%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 32 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 27 (21.09%) SC Cleared
3 15 (11.72%) Degree
4 4 (3.13%) ISEB
4 4 (3.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.56%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.56%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.56%) MCSE
5 2 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.78%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.78%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.81%) ISO 9001
2 4 (3.13%) TickIT
3 2 (1.56%) SLA
4 1 (0.78%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.78%) QA
4 1 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 23 (17.97%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 20 (15.63%) Virtual Machines
3 8 (6.25%) GPFS
4 5 (3.91%) Docker
4 5 (3.91%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (2.34%) Active Directory
6 2 (1.56%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.78%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.78%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.78%) Samba
Systems Management
1 7 (5.47%) Ganglia
1 7 (5.47%) nmon
1 7 (5.47%) Tivoli
1 7 (5.47%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 6 (4.69%) Ansible
3 1 (0.78%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (0.78%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (0.78%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (0.78%) Kibana
3 1 (0.78%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.78%) Mesos
3 1 (0.78%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.78%) OpenView
3 1 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.78%) SCCM
3 1 (0.78%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 86 (67.19%) Oracle
2 24 (18.75%) SAP
2 24 (18.75%) Veritas
3 23 (17.97%) Sun
4 10 (7.81%) Microsoft
5 7 (5.47%) AppDynamics
5 7 (5.47%) IBM
5 7 (5.47%) VMware
6 6 (4.69%) HP
7 4 (3.13%) Cisco
7 4 (3.13%) Red Hat
8 3 (2.34%) NetApp
8 3 (2.34%) Retek
9 2 (1.56%) PTC
10 1 (0.78%) Avaya
10 1 (0.78%) BEA
10 1 (0.78%) BMC
10 1 (0.78%) BT
10 1 (0.78%) Informatica
10 1 (0.78%) Qualys
Derby, Derbyshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Nottingham
Applause IT Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
IBM Client Innovation Centre
Rate: From £36,500 to £44,600 per annum dependent on experience & assessment
Posted: 23 days ago