Period
to 11 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for Unix skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Unix over the 6 months to 11 December 2018 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
South East > Kent
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 44 53 40
Rank change year-on-year +9 -13 +4
Contract jobs citing Unix 13 7 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 3.24% 1.29% 3.09%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.68% 7.00% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 4 9
Kent median daily rate £550 £478 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.18% +46.92% -24.42%
10th Percentile £525 £348 £298
90th Percentile £575 £636 £473
South East median daily rate £433 £438 £400
% change year-on-year -1.26% +9.50% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +3.23%

Unix is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Kent
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 95 100 105
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 23.69% 18.38% 21.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 73 58
Kent median daily rate £325 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.70% +3.85% -7.14%
10th Percentile £119 £110 £135
90th Percentile £575 £452 £408
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 5
Kent median hourly rate £13.85 £12.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.76% -34.21% -2.56%
10th Percentile £10.96 £11.25 £15.37
90th Percentile £22.60 £13.75 £21.95
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.38
% change year-on-year - +6.87% -10.53%

Unix
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

Job postings citing Unix as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Kent.

Job vacancy trend for Unix in Kent

Unix
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unix in Kent

Unix
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unix in Kent over the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unix in Kent

Unix
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix in Kent

Unix
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix within the Kent region over the 6 months to 11 December 2018. 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
Maidstone - 4 - -
Tunbridge Wells -6 1 - -
Unix
South East

For the 6 months to 11 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Unix also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Kent region with a requirement for Unix.

1 11 (84.62%) Oracle
2 10 (76.92%) RDBMS
2 10 (76.92%) Relational Database
3 9 (69.23%) Oracle Database
4 7 (53.85%) Linux
4 7 (53.85%) SQL
5 6 (46.15%) SQL Server
5 6 (46.15%) Sybase
5 6 (46.15%) Shell Script
5 6 (46.15%) Finance
6 5 (38.46%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (38.46%) MVC
6 5 (38.46%) Photoshop
6 5 (38.46%) CSS
6 5 (38.46%) HTML
6 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
6 5 (38.46%) Red Hat
6 5 (38.46%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (38.46%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
6 5 (38.46%) Wireframes
6 5 (38.46%) User Experience
6 5 (38.46%) React
6 5 (38.46%) Subversion
6 5 (38.46%) Ajax
6 5 (38.46%) Web Development
6 5 (38.46%) Degree
6 5 (38.46%) jQuery
6 5 (38.46%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (38.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (38.46%) Git (software)

Unix
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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 5 (38.46%) Photoshop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (76.92%) RDBMS
1 10 (76.92%) Relational Database
2 9 (69.23%) Oracle Database
3 6 (46.15%) SQL Server
4 5 (38.46%) Big Data
4 5 (38.46%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Git (software)
1 5 (38.46%) Subversion
General
1 6 (46.15%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) DBA
1 6 (46.15%) Sybase DBA
2 5 (38.46%) Administrator
2 5 (38.46%) Developer
2 5 (38.46%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 5 (38.46%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 5 (38.46%) UI Developer
2 5 (38.46%) UI/UX Developer
2 5 (38.46%) UX Developer
2 5 (38.46%) Web Developer
2 5 (38.46%) Web UI Developer
2 5 (38.46%) Web UI/UX Developer
3 4 (30.77%) Oracle DBA
4 2 (15.38%) SQL DBA
5 1 (7.69%) Performance Tester
5 1 (7.69%) Senior DBA
5 1 (7.69%) Senior SQL DBA
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Sybase DBA
5 1 (7.69%) SQL Server DBA
5 1 (7.69%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) Ajax
1 5 (38.46%) AngularJS
1 5 (38.46%) CSS
1 5 (38.46%) CSS3
1 5 (38.46%) HTML
1 5 (38.46%) HTML5
1 5 (38.46%) jQuery
1 5 (38.46%) React
1 5 (38.46%) Sass
2 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) User Experience
2 1 (7.69%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) Linux
2 5 (38.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (23.08%) Windows
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Break/Fix
1 5 (38.46%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
1 5 (38.46%) Disaster Recovery
1 5 (38.46%) MVC
1 5 (38.46%) Performance Tuning
1 5 (38.46%) Process Improvement
1 5 (38.46%) Root Cause Analysis
1 5 (38.46%) User Acceptance Testing
1 5 (38.46%) Web Development
1 5 (38.46%) Wireframes
2 1 (7.69%) Asset Management
2 1 (7.69%) Migration
2 1 (7.69%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) SQL
2 6 (46.15%) Shell Script
3 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
4 2 (15.38%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Virtual Servers
1 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (7.69%) NetBackup
1 1 (7.69%) Tivoli
1 1 (7.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 11 (84.62%) Oracle
2 6 (46.15%) Sybase
3 5 (38.46%) Red Hat
4 1 (7.69%) IBM
4 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
4 1 (7.69%) Veritas
4 1 (7.69%) VMware