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 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unix
England / East Midlands
Rank 40 27 22
Rank change year-on-year -13 -5  
Contract jobs citing Unix 63 93 108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 4.23% 5.73% 6.45%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.58% 28.79% 27.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 42 54
Median daily rate £368 £389 £371
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.46% +4.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £302 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £436 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 0
Median hourly rate £8.63 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -78.43% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -10.00% -  

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 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 292 323 388
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 19.61% 19.90% 23.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 157 182
Median daily rate £300 £338 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% -2.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £180 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £425 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +7.58% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 36 48
Median hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.33% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.80 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £35.00 £23.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.84 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.44% +8.64%  

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 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 27 March 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 -5 35 £165 -57.69%
Nottinghamshire -14 18 £396 +7.82% 9
Northamptonshire -4 10 £425 +6.25% 1
Unix
England

Unix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 88 (66.67%) Oracle
2 64 (48.48%) Linux
3 57 (43.18%) Windows
3 57 (43.18%) Oracle Database
4 55 (41.67%) SQL
5 41 (31.06%) PL/SQL
6 38 (28.79%) Oracle Database 10g
7 29 (21.97%) Java
8 27 (20.45%) Manufacturing
9 25 (18.94%) SQL Server
10 24 (18.18%) Test Scripting
11 23 (17.42%) Performance Testing
11 23 (17.42%) Shell Script
12 22 (16.67%) Relational Database
13 20 (15.15%) Retail
13 20 (15.15%) Oracle Database 11g
13 20 (15.15%) Security Cleared
13 20 (15.15%) Windows Server 2008
14 19 (14.39%) Performance Monitoring
14 19 (14.39%) VMware
14 19 (14.39%) Finance
14 19 (14.39%) JavaScript
14 19 (14.39%) Oracle Reports
15 18 (13.64%) Oracle 11i
15 18 (13.64%) .NET
15 18 (13.64%) Configuration Management
15 18 (13.64%) Degree
15 18 (13.64%) SQL Server 2005
15 18 (13.64%) SQL Server 2012
15 18 (13.64%) QMS

Unix
Top Related 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 7 (5.30%) Oracle Workflow
1 7 (5.30%) WebLogic
2 6 (4.55%) iPlanet
3 5 (3.79%) IIS
3 5 (3.79%) JBoss
4 4 (3.03%) Tomcat
5 3 (2.27%) MQSeries
6 2 (1.52%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.52%) SAS
6 2 (1.52%) WebLogic Portal
7 1 (0.76%) Apache
7 1 (0.76%) Oracle BPEL
7 1 (0.76%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.76%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.76%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (9.09%) MS Office
2 7 (5.30%) MS Excel
3 4 (3.03%) MS Project
3 4 (3.03%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 18 (13.64%) Oracle 11i
2 13 (9.85%) Oracle Applications
3 7 (5.30%) Demantra
3 7 (5.30%) SnowdropKCS
4 1 (0.76%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.76%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.76%) IaaS
1 1 (0.76%) Office 365
1 1 (0.76%) PaaS
1 1 (0.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (9.85%) Firewall
2 9 (6.82%) TCP/IP
3 7 (5.30%) SAN
4 6 (4.55%) BIG-IP
5 4 (3.03%) HTTP
5 4 (3.03%) LDAP
6 3 (2.27%) Internet
6 3 (2.27%) NAS
7 2 (1.52%) DNS
7 2 (1.52%) FTP
7 2 (1.52%) SSH
7 2 (1.52%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.76%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.76%) DHCP
8 1 (0.76%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.76%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.76%) VLAN
8 1 (0.76%) VoIP
8 1 (0.76%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (43.18%) Oracle Database
2 38 (28.79%) Oracle Database 10g
3 25 (18.94%) SQL Server
4 22 (16.67%) Relational Database
5 20 (15.15%) Oracle Database 11g
6 19 (14.39%) Oracle Reports
7 18 (13.64%) SQL Server 2005
7 18 (13.64%) SQL Server 2012
8 11 (8.33%) Crystal Reports
9 4 (3.03%) DTS
9 4 (3.03%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 4 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (3.03%) Star Schema
10 3 (2.27%) DB2
10 3 (2.27%) PowerCenter
11 2 (1.52%) Base SAS
11 2 (1.52%) Informix
12 1 (0.76%) Data Mining
12 1 (0.76%) MySQL
12 1 (0.76%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 11 (8.33%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (3.03%) JDeveloper
2 4 (3.03%) Jenkins
2 4 (3.03%) Selenium
3 3 (2.27%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.27%) Rational DOORS
3 3 (2.27%) SoapUI
4 2 (1.52%) HP UFT
4 2 (1.52%) Robot Framework
5 1 (0.76%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.76%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.76%) Hudson
5 1 (0.76%) JIRA
5 1 (0.76%) Maven
5 1 (0.76%) Rational Robot
General
1 27 (20.45%) Manufacturing
2 20 (15.15%) Retail
3 19 (14.39%) Finance
4 15 (11.36%) Banking
5 11 (8.33%) Publishing
6 1 (0.76%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.76%) Billing
6 1 (0.76%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 53 (40.15%) Analyst
2 23 (17.42%) Architect
2 23 (17.42%) Support Analyst
2 23 (17.42%) Test Analyst
3 22 (16.67%) Applications Support
4 21 (15.91%) Applications Support Analyst
5 16 (12.12%) Developer
6 15 (11.36%) Performance Analyst
7 13 (9.85%) Performance Test Analyst
8 11 (8.33%) Development Analyst
8 11 (8.33%) Development Support Analyst
9 10 (7.58%) Designer
10 8 (6.06%) Oracle Developer
10 8 (6.06%) Technical Leader
11 7 (5.30%) Oracle Analyst
12 6 (4.55%) Oracle Support Analyst
13 5 (3.79%) Consultant
13 5 (3.79%) Technical Architect
13 5 (3.79%) Tester
14 4 (3.03%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (13.64%) .NET
2 15 (11.36%) HTML
3 13 (9.85%) WCF
4 12 (9.09%) WPF
5 11 (8.33%) J2EE
6 10 (7.58%) XML
7 9 (6.82%) ASP.NET
8 5 (3.79%) JSP
8 5 (3.79%) Web Services
9 4 (3.03%) Software Packaging
10 3 (2.27%) CSS
10 3 (2.27%) SOAP
10 3 (2.27%) Symfony
11 2 (1.52%) Oracle GoldenGate
12 1 (0.76%) 802.1X
12 1 (0.76%) JAX-WS
12 1 (0.76%) REST
12 1 (0.76%) RESTful
12 1 (0.76%) SAML
12 1 (0.76%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 5 (3.79%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (3.03%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.27%) HP Storage
4 3 (2.27%) HP StoreVirtual
5 2 (1.52%) Clustering
5 2 (1.52%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.52%) Grid Computing
5 2 (1.52%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.52%) Smart Meter
5 2 (1.52%) User Experience
5 2 (1.52%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.76%) Handset
6 1 (0.76%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 64 (48.48%) Linux
2 57 (43.18%) Windows
3 20 (15.15%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (11.36%) HPUX
4 15 (11.36%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (9.85%) Windows 7
5 13 (9.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (7.58%) AIX
7 8 (6.06%) Solaris
7 8 (6.06%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 5 (3.79%) Windows Server
9 4 (3.03%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.52%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.76%) CentOS
11 1 (0.76%) Debian
11 1 (0.76%) Gentoo
11 1 (0.76%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.76%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.76%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (18.18%) Test Scripting
2 23 (17.42%) Performance Testing
3 19 (14.39%) Performance Monitoring
4 18 (13.64%) Configuration Management
4 18 (13.64%) QMS
5 17 (12.88%) Test Strategy
6 16 (12.12%) Business Analysis
7 15 (11.36%) CRM
8 14 (10.61%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (9.09%) ITIL
10 11 (8.33%) Project Management
10 11 (8.33%) Test Planning
11 10 (7.58%) ITIL V3
11 10 (7.58%) User Acceptance Testing
12 9 (6.82%) Change Control
12 9 (6.82%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
12 9 (6.82%) Performance Engineering
12 9 (6.82%) Volume Testing
13 8 (6.06%) Non-Functional Testing
13 8 (6.06%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 55 (41.67%) SQL
2 41 (31.06%) PL/SQL
3 29 (21.97%) Java
4 23 (17.42%) Shell Script
5 19 (14.39%) JavaScript
6 14 (10.61%) C#
7 5 (3.79%) VBA
8 3 (2.27%) PHP
9 1 (0.76%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.76%) C
9 1 (0.76%) Korn
9 1 (0.76%) VB
9 1 (0.76%) VBScript
9 1 (0.76%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 20 (15.15%) Security Cleared
2 18 (13.64%) Degree
3 13 (9.85%) SC Cleared
4 8 (6.06%) ISEB
5 6 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (4.55%) MCSE
5 6 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (3.79%) ISTQB
7 3 (2.27%) DBS Check
8 2 (1.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.76%) CCNA
9 1 (0.76%) CISM
9 1 (0.76%) CISSP
9 1 (0.76%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.58%) ISO 9001
2 5 (3.79%) JSP 440
3 4 (3.03%) SLA
4 3 (2.27%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (1.52%) QA
6 1 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.76%) TickIT
System Software
1 15 (11.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (6.06%) Active Directory
2 8 (6.06%) GPFS
3 3 (2.27%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (2.27%) VMware ESX
4 2 (1.52%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.76%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.76%) Samba
5 1 (0.76%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.76%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.76%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (12.12%) Tivoli
1 16 (12.12%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 9 (6.82%) Ganglia
2 9 (6.82%) nmon
3 6 (4.55%) EMC NetWorker
3 6 (4.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 4 (3.03%) NetBackup
5 3 (2.27%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (1.52%) BMC PATROL
6 2 (1.52%) OpenView
7 1 (0.76%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.76%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.76%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 88 (66.67%) Oracle
2 19 (14.39%) VMware
3 16 (12.12%) IBM
3 16 (12.12%) Microsoft
4 15 (11.36%) Cisco
5 12 (9.09%) Red Hat
6 9 (6.82%) AppDynamics
6 9 (6.82%) HP
7 7 (5.30%) NetApp
7 7 (5.30%) Sun
8 6 (4.55%) BEA
8 6 (4.55%) F5
9 4 (3.03%) 3PAR
9 4 (3.03%) EMC
9 4 (3.03%) Symantec
10 3 (2.27%) Informatica
10 3 (2.27%) PTC
10 3 (2.27%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (2.27%) Veritas
11 2 (1.52%) Qualys