The median contractor rate for a Unix Specialist was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 29 March 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 Specialist
UK / England
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 559 611 590
Rank change year-on-year +52 -21  
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Specialist 18 15 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.043% 0.030% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.045% 0.032% 0.035%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 8 13
Median daily rate £425 £381 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.47% -10.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £323 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £463 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £365 £350
% change year-on-year +15.06% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 39575 47323 46031
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.83% 95.28% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 25800 31094 28258
Median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1355 1459 1862
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Unix Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Unix Specialist in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Unix Specialist in England

Unix Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unix Specialist in England

Unix Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix Specialist in England

Unix Specialist
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 Specialist within the England region over the 3 months to 29 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
South East - 10 £425 - 2
North West - 5 £423 -
London +25 2 £500 +19.04%
Yorkshire +18 1 £420 +15.06%
Unix Specialist
UK

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, Unix Specialist 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 Specialist in the job title.

1 32 (100.00%) Unix
2 22 (68.75%) Linux
3 15 (46.88%) Red Hat
4 14 (43.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (37.50%) AIX
6 10 (31.25%) Security Cleared
6 10 (31.25%) Finance
7 9 (28.13%) Banking
8 8 (25.00%) SC Cleared
9 7 (21.88%) Puppet
9 7 (21.88%) VMware
10 6 (18.75%) SAN
10 6 (18.75%) Oracle
10 6 (18.75%) Opscode Chef
11 5 (15.63%) Degree
11 5 (15.63%) Solaris
11 5 (15.63%) SLA
11 5 (15.63%) IBM
12 4 (12.50%) Veritas
12 4 (12.50%) JBoss
12 4 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
12 4 (12.50%) SUSE
12 4 (12.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 4 (12.50%) Cobbler
12 4 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
13 3 (9.38%) Regulatory Compliance
13 3 (9.38%) Identity Access Management
13 3 (9.38%) DevOps
13 3 (9.38%) Patch Management
13 3 (9.38%) CyberArk

Unix Specialist 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 4 (12.50%) JBoss
2 2 (6.25%) Liferay
3 1 (3.13%) Apache
3 1 (3.13%) Apache Solr
3 1 (3.13%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (9.38%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.75%) SAN
2 2 (6.25%) DNS
2 2 (6.25%) LDAP
2 2 (6.25%) SSH
3 1 (3.13%) Firewall
3 1 (3.13%) iSCSI
3 1 (3.13%) OpenLDAP
3 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle BI EE
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle Discoverer
3 1 (3.13%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (3.13%) Apache Ivy
2 1 (3.13%) ClearCase
2 1 (3.13%) ClearQuest
2 1 (3.13%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.13%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.13%) JUnit
2 1 (3.13%) Selenium
2 1 (3.13%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (3.13%) Subversion
General
1 10 (31.25%) Finance
2 9 (28.13%) Banking
3 1 (3.13%) Front Office
3 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle ADF
2 1 (3.13%) CGI
2 1 (3.13%) Murex MxML
2 1 (3.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.25%) DataPower
2 2 (6.25%) Smart Meter
3 1 (3.13%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.13%) Clustering
3 1 (3.13%) IBM XIV
Operating Systems
1 32 (100.00%) Unix
2 22 (68.75%) Linux
3 14 (43.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (37.50%) AIX
5 5 (15.63%) Solaris
6 4 (12.50%) SUSE
7 1 (3.13%) Apple iOS
7 1 (3.13%) CentOS
7 1 (3.13%) Windows
7 1 (3.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (9.38%) DevOps
2 3 (9.38%) Identity Access Management
2 3 (9.38%) Patch Management
2 3 (9.38%) Regulatory Compliance
3 2 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (6.25%) Migration
3 2 (6.25%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (6.25%) Privileged Access Management
3 2 (6.25%) Project Management
3 2 (6.25%) Security Patching
4 1 (3.13%) Change Management
4 1 (3.13%) Configuration Management
4 1 (3.13%) Data Modelling
4 1 (3.13%) ITIL
4 1 (3.13%) Risk Management
4 1 (3.13%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.13%) Service Management
4 1 (3.13%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.38%) Perl
2 2 (6.25%) Korn
2 2 (6.25%) SQL
3 1 (3.13%) PL/SQL
3 1 (3.13%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (31.25%) Security Cleared
2 8 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (15.63%) Degree
4 3 (9.38%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.63%) SLA
2 3 (9.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (3.13%) MiFID
System Software
1 3 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (6.25%) Tivoli Directory Server
3 1 (3.13%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.13%) NFS
3 1 (3.13%) PowerHA
3 1 (3.13%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 7 (21.88%) Puppet
2 6 (18.75%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (12.50%) Cobbler
3 4 (12.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 3 (9.38%) Tivoli
5 1 (3.13%) Ansible
Vendors
1 15 (46.88%) Red Hat
2 7 (21.88%) VMware
3 6 (18.75%) Oracle
4 5 (15.63%) IBM
5 4 (12.50%) Veritas
6 3 (9.38%) CyberArk
7 2 (6.25%) HP
7 2 (6.25%) MuleSoft
7 2 (6.25%) Splunk
8 1 (3.13%) Arqiva
8 1 (3.13%) EMC
8 1 (3.13%) Murex
8 1 (3.13%) Remedy
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