Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 64 50 34
Rank change year-on-year -14 -16 -2
Contract jobs citing Unix 5 6 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 0.94% 1.28% 4.95%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.70% 6.45% 21.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 32
Kent median daily rate £458 £315 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +45.24% -27.59% -13.00%
10th Percentile £289 £298 £326
90th Percentile £649 £473 £549
South East median daily rate £450 £416 £413
% change year-on-year +8.11% +0.91% +17.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +12.00% -6.25% +33.33%

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 135 93 121
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 25.47% 19.91% 23.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 57 68
Kent median daily rate £328 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.43% -3.45% +3.57%
10th Percentile £131 £149 £213
90th Percentile £448 £495 £500
South East median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +8.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 17
Kent median hourly rate £12.50 £19.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.21% -2.56% +36.84%
10th Percentile £10.45 £15.37 £13.80
90th Percentile £17.75 £21.95 £40.25
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £16.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year +7.69% -18.75% +25.00%

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 21 January 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 21 January 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
Tunbridge Wells +6 1 - -
Sittingbourne 0 1 £575 -
Unix
South East

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 Kent region with a requirement for Unix.

1 4 (80.00%) Linux
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) Solaris
3 2 (40.00%) CSS
3 2 (40.00%) ITIL
3 2 (40.00%) DNS
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco
3 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (40.00%) .NET
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle
3 2 (40.00%) IIS
3 2 (40.00%) Apache
3 2 (40.00%) Shell Script
3 2 (40.00%) Middleware
3 2 (40.00%) Clustering
3 2 (40.00%) Change Management
3 2 (40.00%) Firewall
3 2 (40.00%) Finance
3 2 (40.00%) Load Balancing
3 2 (40.00%) VMware
3 2 (40.00%) Reverse Proxy
3 2 (40.00%) EPiServer
3 2 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (20.00%) Open Source
4 1 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (20.00%) High Availability
4 1 (20.00%) vCloud
4 1 (20.00%) Go
4 1 (20.00%) Relational Database

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (40.00%) Apache
1 2 (40.00%) EPiServer
1 2 (40.00%) IIS
2 1 (20.00%) JBoss
2 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (20.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (20.00%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) DNS
1 2 (40.00%) Firewall
1 2 (40.00%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (20.00%) HTTPS
2 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Hindi Language
2 1 (20.00%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Cloud Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Applications Support
2 1 (20.00%) Applications Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) AWS Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Cloud Automation Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Ruby Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Service Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Unix Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Unix Linux Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) webMethods Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
1 2 (40.00%) CSS
1 2 (40.00%) Middleware
2 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (20.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Clustering
2 1 (20.00%) Cloud Native
2 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Linux
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (40.00%) Solaris
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Change Management
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
1 2 (40.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) B2B
2 1 (20.00%) Collaborative Working
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (20.00%) EAI
2 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (20.00%) Extreme Programming
2 1 (20.00%) High Availability
2 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (20.00%) Kanban
2 1 (20.00%) Line Management
2 1 (20.00%) Open Source
2 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (20.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (20.00%) Go
2 1 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) Python
2 1 (20.00%) Ruby
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) ISA Server
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (20.00%) vCloud
2 1 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (20.00%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle
1 2 (40.00%) VMware
2 1 (20.00%) BEA
2 1 (20.00%) Capita
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix
2 1 (20.00%) HP
2 1 (20.00%) PlateSpin
2 1 (20.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (20.00%) Siebel
2 1 (20.00%) webMethods