Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Unix Consultant was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Consultant
UK > England
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 843 815 821
Rank change year-on-year -28 +6 -27
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Consultant 19 40 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.020% 0.041% 0.043%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.021% 0.043% 0.045%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 31 14
England median daily rate £363 £300 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.83% -33.33% +12.50%
10th Percentile £264 £250 £354
90th Percentile £488 £538 £496
UK median daily rate £363 £388 £450
% change year-on-year -6.45% -13.89% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 89838 92421 99413
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 94.75% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 59916 60828 64292
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £630 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2650 3012 3838
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.85 £46.94 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.81% - +9.09%

Unix Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Unix Consultant in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Unix Consultant in England

Unix Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unix Consultant in England

Unix Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unix Consultant in England over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unix Consultant in England

Unix Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix Consultant in England

Unix Consultant
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix Consultant within the England region over the 6 months to 24 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
North of England +54 6 £389 -2.81%
London -18 5 £338 -21.51% 2
South East +4 4 £475 +15.15% 1
North East - 4 £389 -
Midlands - 3 £320 -
Yorkshire +26 2 - -
East Midlands - 2 £320 -
South West - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -
Unix Consultant
UK

Unix Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, Unix Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring Unix Consultant in the job title.

1 19 (100.00%) Unix
2 18 (94.74%) Linux
3 10 (52.63%) SC Cleared
3 10 (52.63%) Security Cleared
4 9 (47.37%) Red Hat
4 9 (47.37%) Solaris
5 8 (42.11%) AIX
6 6 (31.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (26.32%) Data Centre
7 5 (26.32%) VMware
7 5 (26.32%) Clustering
7 5 (26.32%) Windows
7 5 (26.32%) JBoss
7 5 (26.32%) Perl
7 5 (26.32%) Apache
7 5 (26.32%) Tomcat
8 4 (21.05%) Python
8 4 (21.05%) Java
8 4 (21.05%) Oracle
8 4 (21.05%) SUSE
8 4 (21.05%) High Availability
9 3 (15.79%) Splunk
9 3 (15.79%) Bash Shell
9 3 (15.79%) Puppet
9 3 (15.79%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (15.79%) Korn
9 3 (15.79%) SAN
9 3 (15.79%) Veritas
9 3 (15.79%) Firewall
9 3 (15.79%) Shell Script

Unix Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 5 (26.32%) Apache
1 5 (26.32%) JBoss
1 5 (26.32%) Tomcat
2 2 (10.53%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (10.53%) iPlanet
2 2 (10.53%) MQSeries
2 2 (10.53%) OpenStack
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle Application Server
2 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
2 2 (10.53%) WebLogic
2 2 (10.53%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (5.26%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) Firewall
1 3 (15.79%) SAN
1 3 (15.79%) SSL
1 3 (15.79%) TCP/IP
2 2 (10.53%) DNS
2 2 (10.53%) FCoE
2 2 (10.53%) iSCSI
2 2 (10.53%) LDAP
2 2 (10.53%) NAS
2 2 (10.53%) WAN
3 1 (5.26%) FTP
3 1 (5.26%) Network Security
3 1 (5.26%) PuTTY
3 1 (5.26%) SSH
3 1 (5.26%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Banking
2 1 (5.26%) Law
2 1 (5.26%) Local Government
2 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) J2EE
1 2 (10.53%) Murex MxML
2 1 (5.26%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Clustering
1 5 (26.32%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.53%) Replication
3 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.26%) CESG
3 1 (5.26%) CESG CLAS
3 1 (5.26%) Driving Licence
3 1 (5.26%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 19 (100.00%) Unix
2 18 (94.74%) Linux
3 9 (47.37%) Solaris
4 8 (42.11%) AIX
5 6 (31.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (26.32%) Windows
7 4 (21.05%) SUSE
8 2 (10.53%) HPUX
8 2 (10.53%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) High Availability
2 3 (15.79%) Programme Delivery
3 2 (10.53%) Configuration Management
3 2 (10.53%) ITIL
3 2 (10.53%) Load Balancing
3 2 (10.53%) Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (10.53%) Requirements Management
3 2 (10.53%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (10.53%) Unit Testing
3 2 (10.53%) Visualisation
4 1 (5.26%) API Development
4 1 (5.26%) Cryptography
4 1 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (5.26%) ERP
4 1 (5.26%) Information Security
4 1 (5.26%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (5.26%) Risk Management
4 1 (5.26%) SDLC
4 1 (5.26%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) Perl
2 4 (21.05%) Java
2 4 (21.05%) Python
3 3 (15.79%) Bash Shell
3 3 (15.79%) Korn
3 3 (15.79%) Shell Script
4 2 (10.53%) C-shell
4 2 (10.53%) PowerShell
4 2 (10.53%) SQL
5 1 (5.26%) AWK
5 1 (5.26%) sed
Qualifications
1 10 (52.63%) SC Cleared
1 10 (52.63%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) CESG Certified Professional
2 1 (5.26%) CISM
2 1 (5.26%) CISSP
2 1 (5.26%) CLAS
2 1 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 1 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (5.26%) PCI DSS
1 1 (5.26%) RMADS
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Hyper-V
1 2 (10.53%) KVM
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle RAC
1 2 (10.53%) RHEV
1 2 (10.53%) Samba
1 2 (10.53%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 2 (10.53%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (5.26%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (15.79%) Puppet
2 2 (10.53%) OpenView
3 1 (5.26%) Ansible
3 1 (5.26%) Cobbler
3 1 (5.26%) HP Operations Orchestration
3 1 (5.26%) Nessus
3 1 (5.26%) Nmap
Vendors
1 9 (47.37%) Red Hat
2 5 (26.32%) VMware
3 4 (21.05%) Oracle
4 3 (15.79%) Splunk
4 3 (15.79%) Sun
4 3 (15.79%) Veritas
5 2 (10.53%) Borland
5 2 (10.53%) Cisco
5 2 (10.53%) Cognos
5 2 (10.53%) F5
5 2 (10.53%) HP
5 2 (10.53%) Murex
5 2 (10.53%) Opsware
5 2 (10.53%) PlateSpin
6 1 (5.26%) CyberArk
6 1 (5.26%) IBM
6 1 (5.26%) Qualys
6 1 (5.26%) SAP