The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Halifax 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 24 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
West Yorkshire / Halifax
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 18 6 13
Rank change year-on-year -12 +7  
Contract jobs citing Unix 1 27 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Halifax 1.41% 18.49% 7.64%
As % of the Operating Systems category 100.00% 69.23% 42.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 19 7
Median daily rate £438 £430 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.86% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £27.50 £38.25
% change year-on-year +43.63% -28.10%  

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 Halifax with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Halifax
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1 39 28
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Halifax 1.41% 26.71% 17.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 30 11
Median daily rate £438 £430 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.74% +7.50%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £348
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

Unix
Job Vacancy Trend in Halifax

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Halifax 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 Halifax

Unix
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unix in Halifax

Unix
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Halifax

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix in Halifax

For the 6 months to 24 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 Halifax region with a requirement for Unix.

1 4 (100.00%) Banking
2 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 3 (75.00%) Tandem
2 3 (75.00%) IBM Sterling
2 3 (75.00%) ISPF
2 3 (75.00%) Axway
2 3 (75.00%) iSeries
2 3 (75.00%) Time Sharing Option
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (75.00%) FTP
2 3 (75.00%) IBM
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) zOS
2 3 (75.00%) JCL
2 3 (75.00%) Middleware
2 3 (75.00%) Mainframe
2 3 (75.00%) B2B
2 3 (75.00%) Service Management
2 3 (75.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) F5
3 1 (25.00%) BIG-IP
3 1 (25.00%) Firewall
3 1 (25.00%) SSL
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) Firmware
3 1 (25.00%) Intranet
3 1 (25.00%) Internet
3 1 (25.00%) Extranet
3 1 (25.00%) HTTP

Unix
Co-occurring IT Skills in Halifax 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:

Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) FTP
2 1 (25.00%) BIG-IP
2 1 (25.00%) DNS
2 1 (25.00%) Extranet
2 1 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) HTTP
2 1 (25.00%) Internet
2 1 (25.00%) Intranet
2 1 (25.00%) SSL
2 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
General
1 4 (100.00%) Banking
2 3 (75.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Developer
2 2 (50.00%) z/OS Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Administrator
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco Administrator
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco Network Administrator
3 1 (25.00%) Unix Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) ISPF
1 3 (75.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) iSeries
1 3 (75.00%) Mainframe
1 3 (75.00%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) B2B
1 3 (75.00%) Service Delivery
1 3 (75.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) JCL
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Time Sharing Option
2 1 (25.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Axway
1 3 (75.00%) IBM
1 3 (75.00%) IBM Sterling
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) F5