Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Unix Specialist was £405 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 23 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 Specialist
UK > England
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 828 837 848
Rank change year-on-year +9 +11 -35
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Specialist 29 36 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.031% 0.037% 0.022%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.032% 0.039% 0.023%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 21 10
England median daily rate £405 £421 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.69% +17.62% -14.88%
10th Percentile £382 £320 £275
90th Percentile £506 £575 £439
UK median daily rate £400 £413 £350
% change year-on-year -3.03% +17.86% -14.11%
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 89884 92670 98656
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 94.76% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 59938 60988 63819
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 £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2667 3006 3819
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.97 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.90 £47.00 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

Unix Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unix Specialist in England over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 23 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 +60 11 £400 +15.11%
South East +10 9 £500 +51.52%
London -22 9 £488 +10.61% 3
North West +27 7 £390 -13.33%
Yorkshire +19 3 £400 +6.67%
North East +58 1 £315 -2.33%
Unix Specialist
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 29 (100.00%) Unix
2 20 (68.97%) Linux
3 14 (48.28%) AIX
4 12 (41.38%) SC Cleared
4 12 (41.38%) Security Cleared
5 11 (37.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (34.48%) Java
6 10 (34.48%) Finance
7 8 (27.59%) Oracle
7 8 (27.59%) Puppet
7 8 (27.59%) DevOps
8 7 (24.14%) Red Hat
9 6 (20.69%) Solaris
9 6 (20.69%) VMware
9 6 (20.69%) Jenkins
9 6 (20.69%) Git (software)
10 5 (17.24%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (17.24%) Migration
10 5 (17.24%) IBM
10 5 (17.24%) SQL
10 5 (17.24%) JBoss
10 5 (17.24%) Apache
10 5 (17.24%) Tomcat
11 4 (13.79%) HPUX
11 4 (13.79%) PL/SQL
11 4 (13.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 4 (13.79%) SLA
11 4 (13.79%) Banking
11 4 (13.79%) Identity Access Management
11 4 (13.79%) 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 5 (17.24%) Apache
1 5 (17.24%) JBoss
1 5 (17.24%) Tomcat
2 2 (6.90%) nginx
2 2 (6.90%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (10.34%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.34%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.34%) DNS
1 3 (10.34%) SSL
2 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.24%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.45%) Hadoop
2 1 (3.45%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (20.69%) Git (software)
1 6 (20.69%) Jenkins
2 3 (10.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (10.34%) Bitbucket
2 3 (10.34%) ClearCase
2 3 (10.34%) JIRA
2 3 (10.34%) Maven
3 2 (6.90%) Gerrit
3 2 (6.90%) IBM UrbanCode
4 1 (3.45%) Artifactory
General
1 10 (34.48%) Finance
2 4 (13.79%) Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) J2EE
1 2 (6.90%) REST
1 2 (6.90%) SOAP
1 2 (6.90%) Web Services
2 1 (3.45%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (3.45%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) HACMP
2 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.90%) Mainframe
2 2 (6.90%) Mobile Payment
2 2 (6.90%) Smart Meter
3 1 (3.45%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.45%) Driving Licence
3 1 (3.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 29 (100.00%) Unix
2 20 (68.97%) Linux
3 14 (48.28%) AIX
4 11 (37.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (20.69%) Solaris
6 4 (13.79%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (27.59%) DevOps
2 5 (17.24%) Migration
3 4 (13.79%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (13.79%) Identity Access Management
3 4 (13.79%) Regulatory Compliance
4 3 (10.34%) Change Management
4 3 (10.34%) OO
4 3 (10.34%) Security Hardening
5 2 (6.90%) Analytical Thinking
5 2 (6.90%) Database Optimisation
5 2 (6.90%) ETL
5 2 (6.90%) ITIL
5 2 (6.90%) Open Source
5 2 (6.90%) Risk Identification and Mitigation
6 1 (3.45%) Continuous Deployment
6 1 (3.45%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (3.45%) Electronic Trading
6 1 (3.45%) Open Source Development
6 1 (3.45%) Patch Management
6 1 (3.45%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (34.48%) Java
2 5 (17.24%) SQL
3 4 (13.79%) PL/SQL
4 3 (10.34%) C
4 3 (10.34%) Python
5 2 (6.90%) Shell Script
6 1 (3.45%) Bash Shell
6 1 (3.45%) C-shell
6 1 (3.45%) Korn
6 1 (3.45%) Perl
Qualifications
1 12 (41.38%) SC Cleared
1 12 (41.38%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.45%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 4 (13.79%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) flannel
2 1 (3.45%) Samba
2 1 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (27.59%) Puppet
2 4 (13.79%) Ansible
3 3 (10.34%) BladeLogic
3 3 (10.34%) Terraform
4 2 (6.90%) Kubernetes
4 2 (6.90%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (3.45%) Cobbler
5 1 (3.45%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 8 (27.59%) Oracle
2 7 (24.14%) Red Hat
3 6 (20.69%) VMware
4 5 (17.24%) IBM
5 4 (13.79%) CyberArk
5 4 (13.79%) Splunk
6 3 (10.34%) BMC
7 2 (6.90%) Microgen
8 1 (3.45%) HP
8 1 (3.45%) Veritas