The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leicester 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 25 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
Leicestershire / Leicester
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 27 23
Rank change year-on-year -5 -4  
Contract jobs citing Unix 3 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leicester 1.73% 0.69% 1.64%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.52% 1.92% 5.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £429 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +7.18% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 - -
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 Leicester with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Leicester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 46 52 52
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leicester 26.59% 35.86% 28.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 11 31
Median daily rate £253 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.83% -7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £250 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £453 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +6.20% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 7
Median hourly rate £17.50 £13.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.59% -50.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £15.15 £30.00
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 Leicester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leicester 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 Leicester

Unix
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leicester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unix in Leicester

Unix
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leicester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix in Leicester

For the 6 months to 25 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 Leicester region with a requirement for Unix.

1 3 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 3 (100.00%) TickIT
1 3 (100.00%) Logistics
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
1 3 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 3 (100.00%) High Availability
1 3 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 3 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 3 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (66.67%) SDLC
2 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) Computer Science
2 2 (66.67%) ISO 9001
2 2 (66.67%) ISEB
2 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
3 1 (33.33%) PL/SQL
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (33.33%) Test Management
3 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared

Unix
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leicester 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Reports
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Analyst
1 3 (100.00%) Software Analyst
1 3 (100.00%) Software Test Analyst
1 3 (100.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (66.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 3 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 3 (100.00%) High Availability
1 3 (100.00%) Logistics
1 3 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 3 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (66.67%) SDLC
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) ISEB
2 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
2 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (100.00%) TickIT
2 2 (66.67%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle