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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 32 30
Rank change year-on-year -7 -2  
Contract jobs citing Unix 2008 2745 2594
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 4.78% 5.49% 5.32%
As % of the Operating Systems category 23.37% 25.77% 24.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1315 1816 1502
Median daily rate £450 £450 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £302 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £609 £600 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 31 34
Median hourly rate £41.00 £24.15 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +69.77% -13.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £17.70 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £51.00 £46.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £24.15 £35.00
% change year-on-year +34.57% -31.00%  

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 8593 10653 10722
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 20.47% 21.32% 21.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 5513 6694 6130
Median daily rate £413 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 522 642 909
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £44.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +6.45%  

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 30 March 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 30 March 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 30 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
London -4 1027 £500 +5.26% 197
South East -2 425 £450 +12.50% 84
Yorkshire -7 123 £440 -2.16% 19
North West -8 108 £425 +6.25% 16
East of England 0 70 £388 -3.12% 30
West Midlands -38 69 £450 - 23
East Midlands -12 66 £368 -5.76% 13
North East -10 59 £433 +47.86% 5
South West -41 49 £450 +20.00% 28
Midlands +5 2 £300 -38.46%
Unix
UK

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 2556 (61.50%) Linux
2 1382 (33.25%) SQL
3 1283 (30.87%) Java
4 1272 (30.61%) Oracle
5 1237 (29.76%) Windows
6 1071 (25.77%) Agile Software Development
7 1003 (24.13%) Finance
8 813 (19.56%) Python
9 660 (15.88%) DevOps
10 647 (15.57%) Shell Script
11 632 (15.21%) Perl
12 624 (15.01%) Git (software)
13 584 (14.05%) Banking
14 550 (13.23%) JavaScript
15 496 (11.93%) Red Hat
16 493 (11.86%) Security Cleared
17 488 (11.74%) Jenkins
18 462 (11.12%) Puppet
19 455 (10.95%) Configuration Management
20 437 (10.51%) XML
21 433 (10.42%) HTML
22 422 (10.15%) Analytical Skills
23 415 (9.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
24 410 (9.87%) VMware
25 408 (9.82%) Relational Database
26 386 (9.29%) Solaris
27 384 (9.24%) Oracle Database
28 367 (8.83%) SC Cleared
29 358 (8.61%) AIX
30 354 (8.52%) IBM

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
1 249 (5.99%) WebLogic
2 231 (5.56%) Apache
3 226 (5.44%) WebSphere
4 182 (4.38%) Tomcat
5 173 (4.16%) Confluence
6 144 (3.46%) JBoss
7 105 (2.53%) Apache Spark
8 76 (1.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 74 (1.78%) IIS
10 62 (1.49%) nginx
11 52 (1.25%) OpenStack
12 50 (1.20%) SAS
13 43 (1.03%) MS Exchange
13 43 (1.03%) SharePoint
13 43 (1.03%) WebSphere Application Server
14 40 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
15 32 (0.77%) Apache Pig
16 30 (0.72%) Apache Solr
16 30 (0.72%) Oracle Workflow
17 23 (0.55%) MQSeries
Applications
1 195 (4.69%) MS Excel
2 66 (1.59%) MS PowerPoint
3 63 (1.52%) MS Office
4 34 (0.82%) MS Visio
5 23 (0.55%) MS Project
6 16 (0.38%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.12%) HipChat
8 4 (0.096%) Gliffy
9 3 (0.072%) SPSS
10 2 (0.048%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (0.024%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 51 (1.23%) Oracle EBS
2 38 (0.91%) Oracle Applications
3 29 (0.70%) Oracle 11i
3 29 (0.70%) Oracle EBS R12
4 28 (0.67%) Adobe Campaign
5 26 (0.63%) Unica
6 16 (0.38%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
7 14 (0.34%) Oracle BPM
7 14 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 12 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
9 9 (0.22%) Summit
10 8 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
10 8 (0.19%) Oracle Retail
10 8 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
11 7 (0.17%) Demantra
11 7 (0.17%) Magento
11 7 (0.17%) Oracle Receivables
11 7 (0.17%) SnowdropKCS
12 6 (0.14%) ION MarketView
12 6 (0.14%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 316 (7.60%) Amazon AWS
2 136 (3.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 104 (2.50%) PaaS
4 93 (2.24%) IaaS
5 80 (1.92%) GitHub
6 76 (1.83%) SaaS
7 65 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
8 30 (0.72%) Amazon S3
9 28 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
10 26 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
11 25 (0.60%) OpenShift
12 24 (0.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 22 (0.53%) Trello
14 18 (0.43%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 18 (0.43%) Office 365
15 16 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
16 14 (0.34%) Amazon ELB
17 12 (0.29%) Adobe Analytics
17 12 (0.29%) Amazon Kinesis
17 12 (0.29%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 321 (7.72%) TCP/IP
2 292 (7.03%) Firewall
3 247 (5.94%) HTTP
4 234 (5.63%) SAN
5 198 (4.76%) DNS
6 186 (4.48%) LDAP
7 146 (3.51%) SSL
8 128 (3.08%) LAN
9 125 (3.01%) WAN
10 117 (2.82%) Internet
11 95 (2.29%) VPN
12 92 (2.21%) Network Security
13 90 (2.17%) NAS
14 85 (2.05%) SSH
15 79 (1.90%) FTP
16 70 (1.68%) DHCP
17 69 (1.66%) VoIP
18 57 (1.37%) Kerberos
19 56 (1.35%) Intrusion Detection
20 36 (0.87%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 408 (9.82%) Relational Database
2 384 (9.24%) Oracle Database
3 311 (7.48%) SQL Server
4 221 (5.32%) Big Data
5 217 (5.22%) Hadoop
6 177 (4.26%) MySQL
7 169 (4.07%) MongoDB
8 141 (3.39%) DB2
9 139 (3.34%) Oracle Database 11g
10 128 (3.08%) NoSQL
11 123 (2.96%) PostgreSQL
12 106 (2.55%) RDBMS
13 102 (2.45%) Data Warehouse
14 101 (2.43%) Apache Hive
14 101 (2.43%) Oracle Database 10g
15 97 (2.33%) BusinessObjects
16 78 (1.88%) Oracle Database 12c
17 69 (1.66%) Apache Cassandra
18 65 (1.56%) Oracle Reports
19 53 (1.28%) HBase
Development Applications
1 624 (15.01%) Git (software)
2 488 (11.74%) Jenkins
3 339 (8.16%) JIRA
4 244 (5.87%) Subversion
5 219 (5.27%) Maven
6 174 (4.19%) JUnit
7 157 (3.78%) Selenium
8 130 (3.13%) Cucumber
9 97 (2.33%) Sonatype Nexus
10 88 (2.12%) Gradle
11 86 (2.07%) Mockito
12 79 (1.90%) Ant
13 75 (1.80%) TeamCity
14 52 (1.25%) Eclipse
15 44 (1.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 43 (1.03%) HP UFT
16 43 (1.03%) Vagrant
17 40 (0.96%) SoapUI
17 40 (0.96%) Spock
18 39 (0.94%) Hudson
General
1 1003 (24.13%) Finance
2 584 (14.05%) Banking
3 199 (4.79%) Investment Banking
4 181 (4.36%) Front Office
5 130 (3.13%) Retail
6 90 (2.17%) Telecoms
7 63 (1.52%) Manufacturing
8 58 (1.40%) Financial Institution
9 57 (1.37%) Marketing
10 45 (1.08%) Legal
11 33 (0.79%) Law
12 32 (0.77%) Back Office
13 27 (0.65%) Games
14 25 (0.60%) Publishing
15 19 (0.46%) Electronics
16 15 (0.36%) Advertising
17 14 (0.34%) Automotive
18 13 (0.31%) Billing
19 10 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
20 9 (0.22%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1206 (29.02%) Developer
2 472 (11.36%) Analyst
3 455 (10.95%) Java Developer
4 328 (7.89%) Administrator
5 326 (7.84%) DevOps Engineer
6 254 (6.11%) Architect
7 219 (5.27%) Consultant
8 199 (4.79%) Unix Engineer
9 189 (4.55%) Linux Engineer
10 177 (4.26%) C++ Developer
11 167 (4.02%) Senior Developer
12 153 (3.68%) DBA
12 153 (3.68%) Systems Administrator
13 150 (3.61%) Unix Administrator
14 126 (3.03%) Support Analyst
15 118 (2.84%) Unix Systems Administrator
16 107 (2.57%) Oracle Developer
17 101 (2.43%) Applications Support
17 101 (2.43%) Oracle DBA
18 99 (2.38%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 437 (10.51%) XML
2 433 (10.42%) HTML
3 340 (8.18%) Web Services
4 300 (7.22%) Spring
5 293 (7.05%) CSS
6 262 (6.30%) REST
7 254 (6.11%) SOAP
8 237 (5.70%) JSON
9 233 (5.61%) Middleware
10 215 (5.17%) J2EE
11 176 (4.23%) Hibernate
12 147 (3.54%) HTML5
13 143 (3.44%) JMS
14 126 (3.03%) Node.js
15 115 (2.77%) .NET
16 114 (2.74%) jQuery
17 107 (2.57%) RESTful
18 103 (2.48%) STL
19 102 (2.45%) AngularJS
20 86 (2.07%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 422 (10.15%) Analytical Skills
2 262 (6.30%) Data Centre
3 185 (4.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 146 (3.51%) Management Information System
5 129 (3.10%) Derivative
6 116 (2.79%) Linux Command Line
7 104 (2.50%) Algorithms
8 103 (2.48%) Computer Science
9 98 (2.36%) Clustering
9 98 (2.36%) User Experience
10 94 (2.26%) Equities
11 89 (2.14%) Fixed Income
12 87 (2.09%) Mainframe
13 61 (1.47%) Tandem
14 56 (1.35%) Client/Server
15 53 (1.28%) Replication
16 45 (1.08%) Enterprise Storage
17 43 (1.03%) iSeries
18 42 (1.01%) PKI
19 41 (0.99%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 2556 (61.50%) Linux
2 1237 (29.76%) Windows
3 415 (9.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 386 (9.29%) Solaris
5 358 (8.61%) AIX
6 269 (6.47%) Windows Server
7 172 (4.14%) Mac OS X
8 96 (2.31%) Windows Server 2008
9 84 (2.02%) CentOS
10 70 (1.68%) Windows Server 2012
11 67 (1.61%) SUSE
12 60 (1.44%) Windows XP
13 57 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
14 56 (1.35%) HPUX
15 50 (1.20%) Ubuntu
16 49 (1.18%) Windows 2000
17 41 (0.99%) zOS
18 40 (0.96%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
19 39 (0.94%) Mac OS
20 34 (0.82%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1071 (25.77%) Agile Software Development
2 660 (15.88%) DevOps
3 455 (10.95%) Configuration Management
4 348 (8.37%) Continuous Integration
5 345 (8.30%) Open Source
6 321 (7.72%) ITIL
7 302 (7.27%) Migration
8 296 (7.12%) TDD
9 280 (6.74%) Scrum
10 266 (6.40%) OO
11 262 (6.30%) SDLC
12 224 (5.39%) Software Engineering
13 207 (4.98%) Change Management
14 206 (4.96%) Performance Tuning
15 200 (4.81%) Mentoring
16 199 (4.79%) Web Development
17 188 (4.52%) High Availability
18 159 (3.83%) Multithreading
19 156 (3.75%) Low Latency
20 154 (3.71%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 1382 (33.25%) SQL
2 1283 (30.87%) Java
3 813 (19.56%) Python
4 647 (15.57%) Shell Script
5 632 (15.21%) Perl
6 550 (13.23%) JavaScript
7 338 (8.13%) C++
8 308 (7.41%) PL/SQL
9 291 (7.00%) Bash Shell
10 250 (6.02%) Ruby
11 181 (4.36%) C
12 178 (4.28%) Scala
13 157 (3.78%) PowerShell
14 140 (3.37%) C#
15 131 (3.15%) PHP
16 118 (2.84%) Korn
17 61 (1.47%) Groovy
18 55 (1.32%) R
19 50 (1.20%) VB
20 29 (0.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 493 (11.86%) Security Cleared
2 367 (8.83%) SC Cleared
3 283 (6.81%) Degree
4 95 (2.29%) DV Cleared
5 75 (1.80%) CISSP
6 68 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
7 67 (1.61%) ISEB
8 55 (1.32%) ISTQB
9 52 (1.25%) BPSS Clearance
10 45 (1.08%) SANS
11 41 (0.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 40 (0.96%) CCNA
13 38 (0.91%) CCNP
14 35 (0.84%) CEH
15 33 (0.79%) SSCP
16 30 (0.72%) CREST Certified
17 29 (0.70%) OSCP
17 29 (0.70%) RHCE
18 23 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
19 20 (0.48%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 124 (2.98%) QA
2 95 (2.29%) SLA
3 65 (1.56%) MiFID
4 42 (1.01%) Disclosure Scotland
5 35 (0.84%) Data Quality
6 34 (0.82%) PCI DSS
7 27 (0.65%) Dodd-Frank
7 27 (0.65%) EMIR
8 26 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 21 (0.51%) FATCA
9 21 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 15 (0.36%) ISO 9001
11 12 (0.29%) PMO
11 12 (0.29%) SDET
12 11 (0.26%) JSP 440
13 8 (0.19%) SEPA
14 7 (0.17%) Basel II
15 4 (0.096%) RMADS
15 4 (0.096%) TickIT
16 3 (0.072%) COBIT
System Software
1 240 (5.77%) Active Directory
2 228 (5.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 222 (5.34%) Docker
4 87 (2.09%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 74 (1.78%) vSphere
6 73 (1.76%) NFS
7 63 (1.52%) HDFS
8 59 (1.42%) Oracle RAC
9 52 (1.25%) Virtual Machines
10 51 (1.23%) VMware ESX
11 43 (1.03%) Veritas File System
12 36 (0.87%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 31 (0.75%) Samba
14 28 (0.67%) Hyper-V
15 27 (0.65%) Virtual Servers
16 25 (0.60%) Apache ZooKeeper
17 24 (0.58%) vCloud
18 23 (0.55%) GPFS
18 23 (0.55%) Time Sharing Option
18 23 (0.55%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 462 (11.12%) Puppet
2 314 (7.56%) Ansible
3 279 (6.71%) Opscode Chef
4 111 (2.67%) Nagios
5 77 (1.85%) Tivoli
6 60 (1.44%) Control-M
7 57 (1.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 54 (1.30%) Data Guard
8 54 (1.30%) NetBackup
9 45 (1.08%) Hadoop YARN
10 43 (1.03%) HP Quality Center
11 39 (0.94%) QRadar
12 36 (0.87%) Kibana
12 36 (0.87%) logstash
13 35 (0.84%) Oracle RMAN
14 34 (0.82%) Graphite
15 33 (0.79%) Dollar Universe
16 31 (0.75%) Red Hat Satellite
17 30 (0.72%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
17 30 (0.72%) SELinux
Vendors
1 1272 (30.61%) Oracle
2 496 (11.93%) Red Hat
3 410 (9.87%) VMware
4 354 (8.52%) IBM
5 326 (7.84%) Microsoft
6 241 (5.80%) HP
7 220 (5.29%) Cisco
8 158 (3.80%) Sybase
9 135 (3.25%) Sun
10 127 (3.06%) Veritas
11 125 (3.01%) Splunk
12 97 (2.33%) NetApp
13 92 (2.21%) Citrix
14 89 (2.14%) SAP
15 87 (2.09%) Atlassian
16 86 (2.07%) Informatica
17 68 (1.64%) TIBCO
18 67 (1.61%) EMC
19 66 (1.59%) Google
20 65 (1.56%) F5
West Midlands
Venn Group
Rate: £50000 Per Annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £330 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 7 hours ago
Redhill, Surrey
LEXSTRA
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Central London / West End
Digital Gurus
Rate: £450 - £500 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £300 - £340 per day on a 3 month rolling contract
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £575 - £625 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £375 - £475 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Proactive Appointments
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 2 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
LEXSTRA
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Crawley, West Sussex
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £240 - £280 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedfordshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £395 - £455 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedfordshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £395 - £455 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Computer People
Rate: £200.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £475 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Candour Solutions
Rate: Above Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500 - £540 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £300 -£400pd
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Bridge Noble
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £300- £400
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £1 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £300-400
Posted: 6 days ago