The median contractor rate for a Unix Specialist was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 23 June 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
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 576 598 607
Rank change year-on-year +22 +9  
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Specialist 12 22 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.028% 0.045% 0.037%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.029% 0.047% 0.039%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 12
Median daily rate £413 £435 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.17% +5.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £352 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £335
% change year-on-year +8.10% +10.44%  
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 40726 46972 48452
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.73% 95.05% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 26580 31013 30938
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1241 1367 1887
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.25 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

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 23 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
South East +10 6 £475 +18.75%
North West +22 4 £400 -2.43% 1
London -5 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £400 -
Unix Specialist
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 27 (100.00%) Unix
2 16 (59.26%) Linux
3 14 (51.85%) Security Cleared
4 12 (44.44%) SC Cleared
5 11 (40.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (37.04%) AIX
6 10 (37.04%) Red Hat
7 9 (33.33%) Finance
8 7 (25.93%) Puppet
8 7 (25.93%) Banking
9 6 (22.22%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (18.52%) Cobbler
10 5 (18.52%) VMware
10 5 (18.52%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (18.52%) Veritas
11 4 (14.81%) SAN
11 4 (14.81%) Oracle
11 4 (14.81%) JBoss
11 4 (14.81%) HP
11 4 (14.81%) Patch Management
12 3 (11.11%) Security Patching
12 3 (11.11%) Splunk
12 3 (11.11%) SLA
12 3 (11.11%) Solaris
12 3 (11.11%) RHCE
12 3 (11.11%) Migration
12 3 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
12 3 (11.11%) Smart Meter
13 2 (7.41%) Telecoms
13 2 (7.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager

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 (14.81%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.81%) SAN
2 1 (3.70%) DNS
2 1 (3.70%) Firewall
2 1 (3.70%) iSCSI
2 1 (3.70%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.70%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.70%) JUnit
General
1 9 (33.33%) Finance
2 7 (25.93%) Banking
3 2 (7.41%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.70%) Back Office
4 1 (3.70%) Front Office
4 1 (3.70%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) CGI
1 1 (3.70%) Flash
1 1 (3.70%) Murex Flex
1 1 (3.70%) Murex MxML
1 1 (3.70%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Smart Meter
2 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.70%) Client/Server
2 1 (3.70%) Clustering
2 1 (3.70%) Derivative
2 1 (3.70%) EMC VNX
2 1 (3.70%) IBM XIV
Operating Systems
1 27 (100.00%) Unix
2 16 (59.26%) Linux
3 11 (40.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (37.04%) AIX
5 3 (11.11%) Solaris
6 1 (3.70%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (18.52%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (14.81%) Patch Management
3 3 (11.11%) Migration
3 3 (11.11%) Security Patching
4 2 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (7.41%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (7.41%) Project Management
5 1 (3.70%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (3.70%) DevOps
5 1 (3.70%) Identity Access Management
5 1 (3.70%) Load Balancing
5 1 (3.70%) Network Packet Analysis
5 1 (3.70%) Performance Management
5 1 (3.70%) Project Governance
5 1 (3.70%) Regulatory Compliance
5 1 (3.70%) Service Design
5 1 (3.70%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (3.70%) Test Automation
5 1 (3.70%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (3.70%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.70%) Bash Shell
1 1 (3.70%) Java
1 1 (3.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (51.85%) Security Cleared
2 12 (44.44%) SC Cleared
3 3 (11.11%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) SLA
2 1 (3.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) PowerHA
2 1 (3.70%) Veritas File System
2 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (25.93%) Puppet
2 6 (22.22%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (18.52%) Cobbler
4 2 (7.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (3.70%) BladeLogic
5 1 (3.70%) Control-M
5 1 (3.70%) vCenter Server
5 1 (3.70%) vRealize
Vendors
1 10 (37.04%) Red Hat
2 5 (18.52%) Veritas
2 5 (18.52%) VMware
3 4 (14.81%) HP
3 4 (14.81%) Oracle
4 3 (11.11%) Splunk
5 2 (7.41%) EMC
5 2 (7.41%) IBM
6 1 (3.70%) 3PAR
6 1 (3.70%) Arqiva
6 1 (3.70%) BMC
6 1 (3.70%) CyberArk
6 1 (3.70%) Murex
6 1 (3.70%) NetApp
6 1 (3.70%) Sybase
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