The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 28 June 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.

Unix
UK / England
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 32 31
Rank change year-on-year -10 -1  
Contract jobs citing Unix 2072 2703 2658
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 4.79% 5.47% 5.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 23.31% 23.89% 23.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1270 1727 1568
Median daily rate £475 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £290 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 25 52
Median hourly rate £37.50 £28.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.92% -20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.14 £14.50 £17.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.20 £57.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £27.75 £39.00
% change year-on-year +42.34% -28.84%  

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 England with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 8889 11314 11220
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 20.56% 22.88% 22.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 5521 7246 6667
Median daily rate £413 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £205 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 517 590 877
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -11.42% +6.06%  

Unix
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 England

Unix
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unix in England

Unix
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unix in England over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unix in England

Unix
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix in England

Unix
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unix in England over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Unix in England

Unix
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 within the England region over the 3 months to 28 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
London -5 1082 £505 +6.31% 222
South East -4 374 £438 +4.16% 64
North West 0 134 £420 +5.00% 42
East of England +6 127 £450 +28.38% 23
Yorkshire -17 83 £425 - 28
South West -25 83 £414 +3.43% 20
West Midlands -16 76 £475 +11.76% 24
East Midlands -8 64 £375 -8.53% 15
North East -15 32 £405 +35.00% 16
Midlands +19 9 £370 - 39
Unix
UK

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 England region with a requirement for Unix.

1 2481 (61.29%) Linux
2 1355 (33.47%) SQL
3 1349 (33.33%) Java
4 1216 (30.04%) Oracle
5 1068 (26.38%) Windows
6 1058 (26.14%) Finance
7 1053 (26.01%) Agile Software Development
8 887 (21.91%) Python
9 709 (17.51%) DevOps
10 629 (15.54%) Banking
11 627 (15.49%) Shell Script
12 609 (15.04%) Git (software)
13 596 (14.72%) Perl
14 516 (12.75%) JavaScript
15 496 (12.25%) Jenkins
16 457 (11.29%) Red Hat
17 444 (10.97%) HTML
18 441 (10.89%) Solaris
18 441 (10.89%) Relational Database
19 439 (10.84%) Security Cleared
20 438 (10.82%) Puppet
21 412 (10.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 405 (10.00%) Configuration Management
23 404 (9.98%) Analytical Skills
24 402 (9.93%) Test Automation
25 383 (9.46%) VMware
25 383 (9.46%) XML
26 381 (9.41%) Ansible
27 379 (9.36%) Continuous Integration
28 364 (8.99%) Amazon AWS

Unix
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
1 283 (6.99%) Apache
2 252 (6.23%) WebLogic
3 213 (5.26%) JBoss
4 197 (4.87%) Tomcat
5 170 (4.20%) WebSphere
6 122 (3.01%) Apache Spark
7 121 (2.99%) Confluence
8 79 (1.95%) IIS
9 69 (1.70%) MS Exchange
9 69 (1.70%) nginx
10 61 (1.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 55 (1.36%) OpenStack
12 48 (1.19%) SAS
13 47 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
13 47 (1.16%) SharePoint
14 36 (0.89%) WebSphere Application Server
15 35 (0.86%) Apache Solr
15 35 (0.86%) Oracle Application Server
16 34 (0.84%) Oracle Workflow
17 28 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 67 (1.66%) Microsoft Office
2 66 (1.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 48 (1.19%) MS Visio
4 23 (0.57%) Photoshop
5 17 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 17 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
6 12 (0.30%) HipChat
7 5 (0.12%) SPSS
8 4 (0.099%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.099%) Stata
9 2 (0.049%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.025%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 38 (0.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 22 (0.54%) Oracle Applications
2 22 (0.54%) SAP ERP
3 19 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
4 17 (0.42%) Oracle 11i
5 14 (0.35%) ION MarketView
5 14 (0.35%) Magento
5 14 (0.35%) Oracle BPM
5 14 (0.35%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 13 (0.32%) Adobe Campaign
6 13 (0.32%) Global One
6 13 (0.32%) Siebel CRM
7 11 (0.27%) Unica
8 10 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
9 9 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
9 9 (0.22%) Oracle Utilities
9 9 (0.22%) RMDS
9 9 (0.22%) Temenos T24
10 8 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
11 7 (0.17%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 364 (8.99%) Amazon AWS
2 151 (3.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 72 (1.78%) GitHub
4 70 (1.73%) PaaS
5 61 (1.51%) Cloud Computing
6 58 (1.43%) OpenShift
7 39 (0.96%) IaaS
8 36 (0.89%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 33 (0.82%) Amazon S3
10 31 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
11 25 (0.62%) SaaS
12 23 (0.57%) Trello
13 21 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
13 21 (0.52%) Office 365
14 19 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
15 14 (0.35%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 11 (0.27%) Google Analytics
17 8 (0.20%) Adobe Analytics
17 8 (0.20%) IBM Cloud
18 6 (0.15%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 304 (7.51%) TCP/IP
2 290 (7.16%) Firewall
3 221 (5.46%) HTTP
4 200 (4.94%) SAN
5 190 (4.69%) DNS
6 151 (3.73%) SSL
7 137 (3.38%) LDAP
8 105 (2.59%) Internet
9 97 (2.40%) LAN
10 96 (2.37%) WAN
11 81 (2.00%) NAS
12 74 (1.83%) DHCP
13 67 (1.66%) VPN
14 66 (1.63%) SSH
15 65 (1.61%) Network Security
16 61 (1.51%) FTP
17 55 (1.36%) Kerberos
18 36 (0.89%) Intrusion Detection
18 36 (0.89%) SNMP
19 34 (0.84%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 441 (10.89%) Relational Database
2 339 (8.37%) Oracle Database
3 300 (7.41%) SQL Server
4 269 (6.65%) Hadoop
5 211 (5.21%) Big Data
6 187 (4.62%) MySQL
7 148 (3.66%) NoSQL
8 128 (3.16%) MongoDB
9 127 (3.14%) Apache Hive
10 125 (3.09%) DB2
11 119 (2.94%) RDBMS
12 113 (2.79%) PostgreSQL
13 105 (2.59%) Oracle Database 11g
14 91 (2.25%) Apache Cassandra
15 81 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
16 77 (1.90%) Oracle Database 10g
17 64 (1.58%) BusinessObjects
18 63 (1.56%) Oracle Database 12c
19 62 (1.53%) HBase
20 57 (1.41%) Impala
Development Applications
1 609 (15.04%) Git (software)
2 496 (12.25%) Jenkins
3 273 (6.74%) JIRA
4 219 (5.41%) Subversion
5 217 (5.36%) Maven
6 163 (4.03%) JUnit
7 155 (3.83%) Selenium
8 117 (2.89%) Cucumber
9 95 (2.35%) Sonatype Nexus
10 78 (1.93%) Gradle
11 72 (1.78%) Ant
12 61 (1.51%) Hudson
13 54 (1.33%) Mockito
13 54 (1.33%) TeamCity
14 53 (1.31%) Eclipse
15 45 (1.11%) ProC
16 44 (1.09%) SoapUI
16 44 (1.09%) WebDriver
17 42 (1.04%) IntelliJ
18 39 (0.96%) Bitbucket
General
1 1058 (26.14%) Finance
2 629 (15.54%) Banking
3 231 (5.71%) Investment Banking
4 220 (5.43%) Front Office
5 138 (3.41%) Retail
6 115 (2.84%) Telecoms
7 74 (1.83%) Marketing
8 70 (1.73%) Manufacturing
9 55 (1.36%) Financial Institution
10 45 (1.11%) Back Office
11 42 (1.04%) Games
12 40 (0.99%) Electronics
13 34 (0.84%) Legal
14 30 (0.74%) Retail Banking
15 18 (0.44%) Publishing
16 15 (0.37%) German Language
17 13 (0.32%) Advertising
17 13 (0.32%) Billing
17 13 (0.32%) French Language
18 10 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1288 (31.82%) Developer
2 458 (11.31%) Java Developer
3 451 (11.14%) Analyst
4 300 (7.41%) Administrator
5 260 (6.42%) DevOps Engineer
6 230 (5.68%) Linux Engineer
7 228 (5.63%) Architect
8 227 (5.61%) Unix Engineer
9 216 (5.34%) Consultant
10 189 (4.67%) Senior Developer
11 150 (3.71%) C++ Developer
12 138 (3.41%) Systems Administrator
13 120 (2.96%) Support Analyst
14 115 (2.84%) Oracle Developer
15 113 (2.79%) Linux Administrator
16 111 (2.74%) Unix Administrator
17 110 (2.72%) DBA
18 101 (2.50%) Senior Java Developer
19 98 (2.42%) SQL Developer
20 95 (2.35%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 444 (10.97%) HTML
2 383 (9.46%) XML
3 327 (8.08%) Web Services
4 326 (8.05%) CSS
5 308 (7.61%) Spring
6 287 (7.09%) Middleware
7 244 (6.03%) REST
8 242 (5.98%) SOAP
9 235 (5.81%) JSON
10 221 (5.46%) J2EE
11 169 (4.17%) HTML5
12 147 (3.63%) Node.js
13 146 (3.61%) RESTful
14 142 (3.51%) Hibernate
15 128 (3.16%) .NET
16 122 (3.01%) jQuery
17 111 (2.74%) AngularJS
18 105 (2.59%) JMS
19 104 (2.57%) XSLT
20 76 (1.88%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 404 (9.98%) Analytical Skills
2 216 (5.34%) Data Centre
3 185 (4.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 133 (3.29%) Fixed Income
5 127 (3.14%) Derivative
5 127 (3.14%) Linux Command Line
6 123 (3.04%) Management Information System
7 121 (2.99%) Computer Science
8 117 (2.89%) Clustering
9 95 (2.35%) Equities
10 88 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
10 88 (2.17%) User Experience
11 73 (1.80%) Mainframe
12 71 (1.75%) Client/Server
13 68 (1.68%) Algorithms
14 58 (1.43%) Greenfield Project
15 55 (1.36%) Replication
16 49 (1.21%) Fintech
17 47 (1.16%) Data Structures
17 47 (1.16%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2481 (61.29%) Linux
2 1068 (26.38%) Windows
3 441 (10.89%) Solaris
4 412 (10.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 309 (7.63%) AIX
6 208 (5.14%) Windows Server
7 191 (4.72%) Mac OS X
8 97 (2.40%) Windows Server 2008
9 94 (2.32%) CentOS
10 93 (2.30%) HPUX
11 79 (1.95%) Windows Server 2012
12 68 (1.68%) Ubuntu
13 64 (1.58%) Mac OS
14 59 (1.46%) SUSE
15 56 (1.38%) Debian
16 53 (1.31%) Windows Server 2003
17 44 (1.09%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 41 (1.01%) Android
19 35 (0.86%) zOS
20 31 (0.77%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1053 (26.01%) Agile Software Development
2 709 (17.51%) DevOps
3 405 (10.00%) Configuration Management
4 402 (9.93%) Test Automation
5 379 (9.36%) Continuous Integration
6 345 (8.52%) TDD
7 315 (7.78%) Open Source
8 295 (7.29%) Migration
9 279 (6.89%) ITIL
10 273 (6.74%) SDLC
11 261 (6.45%) Scrum
12 238 (5.88%) Mentoring
13 227 (5.61%) OO
14 218 (5.39%) Web Development
15 198 (4.89%) High Availability
16 197 (4.87%) Software Engineering
17 182 (4.50%) Performance Tuning
18 173 (4.27%) Multithreading
19 167 (4.13%) Microservices
20 166 (4.10%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 1355 (33.47%) SQL
2 1349 (33.33%) Java
3 887 (21.91%) Python
4 627 (15.49%) Shell Script
5 596 (14.72%) Perl
6 516 (12.75%) JavaScript
7 298 (7.36%) C++
8 282 (6.97%) Bash Shell
9 280 (6.92%) PL/SQL
10 216 (5.34%) Ruby
11 194 (4.79%) PowerShell
12 180 (4.45%) C
13 170 (4.20%) Scala
14 150 (3.71%) C#
15 117 (2.89%) PHP
16 112 (2.77%) Korn
17 57 (1.41%) R
18 55 (1.36%) Groovy
19 48 (1.19%) VB
20 46 (1.14%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 439 (10.84%) Security Cleared
2 323 (7.98%) SC Cleared
3 289 (7.14%) Degree
4 69 (1.70%) DV Cleared
5 59 (1.46%) CISSP
6 53 (1.31%) Computer Science Degree
7 46 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
8 44 (1.09%) BPSS Clearance
9 41 (1.01%) RHCE
10 40 (0.99%) ISEB
11 29 (0.72%) ISTQB
11 29 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
12 25 (0.62%) CCNP
13 24 (0.59%) SANS
14 23 (0.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 21 (0.52%) CCNA
15 21 (0.52%) MCSE
16 19 (0.47%) RHCSA
17 18 (0.44%) CREST Certified
18 17 (0.42%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 113 (2.79%) QA
2 81 (2.00%) MiFID
3 56 (1.38%) SLA
4 33 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 29 (0.72%) Data Quality
6 28 (0.69%) Dodd-Frank
6 28 (0.69%) EMIR
7 27 (0.67%) PCI DSS
8 25 (0.62%) Disclosure Scotland
9 16 (0.40%) JSP 440
9 16 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 13 (0.32%) ISO 9001
11 9 (0.22%) SEPA
12 8 (0.20%) FATCA
12 8 (0.20%) PMO
13 5 (0.12%) COREP
13 5 (0.12%) RMADS
14 4 (0.099%) TickIT
15 3 (0.074%) Basel II
15 3 (0.074%) Solvency II
System Software
1 295 (7.29%) Docker
2 232 (5.73%) Active Directory
3 215 (5.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 91 (2.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 72 (1.78%) VMware ESXi
6 68 (1.68%) HDFS
7 59 (1.46%) Virtual Machines
8 58 (1.43%) Hyper-V
9 55 (1.36%) Oracle RAC
10 51 (1.26%) NFS
11 46 (1.14%) vSphere
12 43 (1.06%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 37 (0.91%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 36 (0.89%) Apache Flume
15 35 (0.86%) Veritas File System
16 30 (0.74%) Samba
17 24 (0.59%) Time Sharing Option
18 23 (0.57%) GPFS
18 23 (0.57%) KVM
19 20 (0.49%) LXC
Systems Management
1 438 (10.82%) Puppet
2 381 (9.41%) Ansible
3 251 (6.20%) Opscode Chef
4 93 (2.30%) Nagios
5 81 (2.00%) NetBackup
6 64 (1.58%) Kubernetes
7 61 (1.51%) Kibana
8 51 (1.26%) Control-M
9 45 (1.11%) Tivoli
10 43 (1.06%) logstash
11 40 (0.99%) Hadoop YARN
11 40 (0.99%) Terraform
12 37 (0.91%) Dollar Universe
12 37 (0.91%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 36 (0.89%) Grafana
14 33 (0.82%) Oozie
15 30 (0.74%) ZABBIX
16 28 (0.69%) BladeLogic
16 28 (0.69%) Oracle RMAN
16 28 (0.69%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 1216 (30.04%) Oracle
2 457 (11.29%) Red Hat
3 383 (9.46%) VMware
4 323 (7.98%) IBM
5 322 (7.95%) Microsoft
6 200 (4.94%) Sybase
7 199 (4.92%) HP
8 165 (4.08%) Cisco
9 162 (4.00%) Veritas
10 154 (3.80%) Splunk
11 142 (3.51%) Sun
12 116 (2.87%) SAP
13 108 (2.67%) Citrix
14 88 (2.17%) Cloudera
15 80 (1.98%) Google
16 76 (1.88%) TIBCO
17 74 (1.83%) F5
18 70 (1.73%) Informatica
19 67 (1.66%) NetApp
20 63 (1.56%) AppDynamics
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Rate: £200 - £480 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Up to £420 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £240 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £400 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £500 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £200.00 - £300 per month
Posted: 23 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Rate: £100 - £450 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 16 hours ago
East London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £401 per day
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Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Synergize Consulting
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Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
LA International
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London
Hays Finance Technology
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Posted: Yesterday
London
AMS contingency
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Isleworth, Middlesex
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Roc Search
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Herefordshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Derby, Derbyshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £590.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: £600 per day
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London
Venturi
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
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Surrey
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £300 - £500 Per Day
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