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 3 months to 23 April 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
South East / Kent
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 33 28
Rank change year-on-year -2 -5  
Contract jobs citing Unix 10 29 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 3.24% 6.05% 4.63%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.28% 36.25% 17.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 22 11
Median daily rate £335 £325 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.07% -38.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £466
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £473 £560
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 £33.25 £22.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +47.77% -35.71%  

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 Kent with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Kent
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 47 80 68
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 15.21% 16.70% 26.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 62 28
Median daily rate £338 £328 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.05% -27.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £114 £180 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +6.20% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 9
Median hourly rate £14.00 £40.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -65.00% +122.22%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

Unix
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent 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 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 3 months to 23 April 2017.

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 3 months to 23 April 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
Tunbridge Wells +6 6 £318 -2.30%
Unix
South East

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 Kent region with a requirement for Unix.

1 7 (46.67%) Solaris
1 7 (46.67%) SAN
2 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (40.00%) VMware
2 6 (40.00%) VMware ESX
2 6 (40.00%) Incident Management
2 6 (40.00%) DNS
2 6 (40.00%) Windows
2 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (40.00%) Windows 7
2 6 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (33.33%) Oracle
3 5 (33.33%) Python
4 4 (26.67%) Linux
4 4 (26.67%) HTML
4 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
4 4 (26.67%) Management Information System
4 4 (26.67%) Degree
4 4 (26.67%) jQuery
4 4 (26.67%) Oracle Database
5 3 (20.00%) CSS3
5 3 (20.00%) HTML5
5 3 (20.00%) Sass
5 3 (20.00%) AngularJS
5 3 (20.00%) Django
5 3 (20.00%) Git (software)
5 3 (20.00%) User Experience
5 3 (20.00%) React
5 3 (20.00%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
5 3 (20.00%) Wireframes

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 3 (20.00%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 7 (46.67%) SAN
2 6 (40.00%) DNS
3 1 (6.67%) LAN
3 1 (6.67%) LDAP
3 1 (6.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) Oracle Database
2 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (6.67%) PowerCenter
2 1 (6.67%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (20.00%) Subversion
2 2 (13.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (6.67%) Hudson
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Unix Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Developer
2 4 (26.67%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 3 (20.00%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 3 (20.00%) HTML CSS Developer
3 3 (20.00%) HTML Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) JavaScript Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Linux Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Solaris Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Unix Systems Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Web Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Active Directory Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) VMware Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Ruby Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) HTML
1 4 (26.67%) jQuery
2 3 (20.00%) Ajax
2 3 (20.00%) AngularJS
2 3 (20.00%) CSS
2 3 (20.00%) CSS3
2 3 (20.00%) Django
2 3 (20.00%) HTML5
2 3 (20.00%) React
2 3 (20.00%) Sass
3 1 (6.67%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Management Information System
2 3 (20.00%) User Experience
3 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
3 1 (6.67%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 7 (46.67%) Solaris
2 6 (40.00%) Windows
2 6 (40.00%) Windows 7
2 6 (40.00%) Windows Server
2 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (26.67%) Linux
4 1 (6.67%) AIX
4 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Incident Management
2 3 (20.00%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
2 3 (20.00%) MVC
2 3 (20.00%) Web Development
2 3 (20.00%) Wireframes
3 2 (13.33%) DevOps
4 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (6.67%) Contingency Planning
4 1 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (6.67%) Customer Engagement
4 1 (6.67%) Data Analysis
4 1 (6.67%) Data Integration
4 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (6.67%) Investment Management
4 1 (6.67%) Migration
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (6.67%) SDLC
4 1 (6.67%) Storage Virtualisation
4 1 (6.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) Python
2 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
3 2 (13.33%) Perl
3 2 (13.33%) Ruby
3 2 (13.33%) Shell Script
4 1 (6.67%) PHP
4 1 (6.67%) PL/SQL
4 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) Degree
System Software
1 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
1 6 (40.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (6.67%) Docker
2 1 (6.67%) NFS
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) Ansible
1 2 (13.33%) Puppet
2 1 (6.67%) CFEngine
2 1 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) VMware
2 5 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (6.67%) SaltStack