The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unix
England / London
Rank 36 33 28
Rank change year-on-year -3 -5  
Contract jobs citing Unix 1023 1187 1253
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 5.25% 5.36% 5.95%
As % of the Operating Systems category 25.50% 26.89% 26.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 685 886 832
Median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £338 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 3 7
Median hourly rate £47.00 £17.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +168.57% +25.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.45 £16.71 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.53 £19.50 £20.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -10.00% -  

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 London with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 4012 4414 4662
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 20.61% 19.95% 22.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 2807 3118 3169
Median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £215 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 127 163
Median hourly rate £20.00 £15.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.03% -16.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.92 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.86% +9.16%  

Unix
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 London

Unix
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unix in London

Unix
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unix in London over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unix in London

Unix
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix in London

Unix
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix within the London region over the 3 months to 25 March 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
City of London -2 177 £550 +15.78% 76
Canary Wharf +9 27 £588 +30.55%
Croydon +20 21 £390 -9.56%
New Malden - 14 - -
Heathrow -1 11 £360 +2.85%
Bromley +15 6 £400 -23.80% 1
Uxbridge +8 3 £300 -20.00%
Docklands, London -5 3 £560 +6.66%
Stockley Park - 2 - -
Paddington +2 1 £350 -
West End of London 0 1 £400 +2.89% 9
Unix
England

Unix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

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

1 1248 (57.88%) Linux
2 768 (35.62%) SQL
3 761 (35.30%) Java
4 696 (32.28%) Finance
5 567 (26.30%) Agile Software Development
6 527 (24.44%) Oracle
7 516 (23.93%) Python
8 497 (23.05%) Banking
9 440 (20.41%) Windows
10 420 (19.48%) Perl
11 376 (17.44%) Shell Script
12 354 (16.42%) DevOps
13 312 (14.47%) Git (software)
14 298 (13.82%) Jenkins
15 297 (13.78%) Puppet
16 275 (12.76%) C++
17 221 (10.25%) JIRA
18 217 (10.06%) JavaScript
19 216 (10.02%) XML
20 213 (9.88%) Red Hat
21 206 (9.55%) Analytical Skills
22 204 (9.46%) Amazon AWS
23 203 (9.42%) Ansible
24 200 (9.28%) Bash Shell
25 199 (9.23%) Spring
26 192 (8.91%) Continuous Integration
27 190 (8.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
28 186 (8.63%) VMware
29 185 (8.58%) Web Services
29 185 (8.58%) Investment Banking

Unix
Top Related IT Skills in London 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
1 109 (5.06%) Apache
2 103 (4.78%) WebSphere
3 89 (4.13%) Confluence
4 86 (3.99%) Apache Spark
5 83 (3.85%) Tomcat
6 61 (2.83%) WebLogic
7 44 (2.04%) JBoss
8 36 (1.67%) Elasticsearch
8 36 (1.67%) OpenStack
9 33 (1.53%) IIS
10 30 (1.39%) Apache Pig
11 27 (1.25%) nginx
12 24 (1.11%) Apache Solr
13 23 (1.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 21 (0.97%) Oracle Coherence
15 16 (0.74%) Cloud Foundry
15 16 (0.74%) MQSeries
16 15 (0.70%) CMS
17 14 (0.65%) WebSphere Application Server
18 13 (0.60%) SharePoint
Applications
1 53 (2.46%) MS Excel
2 22 (1.02%) MS Office
3 12 (0.56%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.37%) MS Project
5 7 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.19%) Gliffy
7 3 (0.14%) HipChat
8 2 (0.093%) SPSS
9 1 (0.046%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 15 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (0.51%) Oracle EBS R12
3 9 (0.42%) Summit
4 7 (0.32%) Oracle Payables
5 6 (0.28%) RMDS
6 5 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
6 5 (0.23%) Oracle Retail
7 4 (0.19%) Adobe Campaign
7 4 (0.19%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
7 4 (0.19%) ION MarketView
7 4 (0.19%) Magento
7 4 (0.19%) Murex MxG2000
7 4 (0.19%) Unica
7 4 (0.19%) Workday HCM
8 3 (0.14%) Orchestrade
8 3 (0.14%) Sentinel
9 2 (0.093%) Global One
9 2 (0.093%) Oracle Financials
9 2 (0.093%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 2 (0.093%) Sophis RISQUE
Cloud Services
1 204 (9.46%) Amazon AWS
2 62 (2.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 49 (2.27%) GitHub
4 46 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
5 34 (1.58%) PaaS
6 28 (1.30%) IaaS
7 24 (1.11%) Amazon EC2
7 24 (1.11%) Amazon S3
8 21 (0.97%) AWS CloudFormation
9 19 (0.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 18 (0.83%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 13 (0.60%) Amazon ELB
11 13 (0.60%) SaaS
12 12 (0.56%) Amazon Kinesis
12 12 (0.56%) OpenShift
13 10 (0.46%) Azure Active Directory
13 10 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
14 9 (0.42%) Route 53
15 8 (0.37%) Amazon EMR
16 7 (0.32%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 125 (5.80%) TCP/IP
2 108 (5.01%) Firewall
3 107 (4.96%) DNS
4 100 (4.64%) LDAP
5 98 (4.55%) HTTP
6 80 (3.71%) SAN
7 56 (2.60%) Network Security
8 53 (2.46%) SSL
9 48 (2.23%) Kerberos
10 44 (2.04%) Internet
11 42 (1.95%) DHCP
12 33 (1.53%) Intrusion Detection
13 27 (1.25%) SSH
14 25 (1.16%) WAN
15 24 (1.11%) LAN
15 24 (1.11%) NAS
15 24 (1.11%) SNMP
16 21 (0.97%) FTP
16 21 (0.97%) Multicast
16 21 (0.97%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 183 (8.49%) Relational Database
2 167 (7.75%) Big Data
3 133 (6.17%) Hadoop
4 132 (6.12%) Oracle Database
5 119 (5.52%) SQL Server
6 104 (4.82%) MySQL
7 83 (3.85%) MongoDB
8 80 (3.71%) DB2
9 79 (3.66%) Apache Hive
10 62 (2.88%) Data Warehouse
11 58 (2.69%) Apache Cassandra
11 58 (2.69%) NoSQL
12 57 (2.64%) PostgreSQL
13 53 (2.46%) RDBMS
14 40 (1.86%) HBase
15 37 (1.72%) Oracle Database 11g
16 35 (1.62%) KDB
17 31 (1.44%) OLTP
18 26 (1.21%) Impala
19 24 (1.11%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 312 (14.47%) Git (software)
2 298 (13.82%) Jenkins
3 221 (10.25%) JIRA
4 165 (7.65%) Maven
5 128 (5.94%) Subversion
6 124 (5.75%) JUnit
7 101 (4.68%) Cucumber
8 99 (4.59%) Selenium
9 73 (3.39%) Mockito
10 68 (3.15%) Gradle
10 68 (3.15%) TeamCity
11 46 (2.13%) Sonatype Nexus
12 44 (2.04%) Ant
13 43 (1.99%) Vagrant
14 38 (1.76%) HP UFT
15 37 (1.72%) Spock
16 33 (1.53%) Hudson
17 31 (1.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 31 (1.44%) WebDriver
18 28 (1.30%) Bitbucket
General
1 696 (32.28%) Finance
2 497 (23.05%) Banking
3 185 (8.58%) Investment Banking
4 179 (8.30%) Front Office
5 68 (3.15%) Retail
6 52 (2.41%) Financial Institution
7 45 (2.09%) Marketing
8 27 (1.25%) Telecoms
9 26 (1.21%) Back Office
10 21 (0.97%) Law
10 21 (0.97%) Legal
11 20 (0.93%) Games
12 11 (0.51%) Advertising
13 9 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
14 8 (0.37%) Publishing
14 8 (0.37%) Retail Banking
15 7 (0.32%) German Language
16 5 (0.23%) Billing
16 5 (0.23%) Manufacturing
17 4 (0.19%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 716 (33.21%) Developer
2 269 (12.48%) Java Developer
3 214 (9.93%) DevOps Engineer
4 196 (9.09%) Analyst
5 167 (7.75%) Administrator
6 164 (7.61%) C++ Developer
7 141 (6.54%) Unix Engineer
8 126 (5.84%) Linux Engineer
9 122 (5.66%) Senior Developer
10 120 (5.57%) Architect
11 118 (5.47%) Consultant
12 98 (4.55%) Systems Administrator
13 82 (3.80%) Senior Java Developer
14 76 (3.53%) Unix Administrator
15 68 (3.15%) Unix Systems Administrator
16 63 (2.92%) Oracle Developer
17 61 (2.83%) Linux/Unix DevOps
18 59 (2.74%) Support Analyst
18 59 (2.74%) Unix Developer
19 54 (2.50%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 216 (10.02%) XML
2 199 (9.23%) Spring
3 185 (8.58%) Web Services
4 173 (8.02%) HTML
5 160 (7.42%) SOAP
6 131 (6.08%) REST
7 126 (5.84%) JSON
8 111 (5.15%) Hibernate
9 110 (5.10%) JMS
10 109 (5.06%) CSS
11 107 (4.96%) Middleware
12 100 (4.64%) STL
13 98 (4.55%) J2EE
14 86 (3.99%) Node.js
15 79 (3.66%) HTML5
16 70 (3.25%) AngularJS
17 63 (2.92%) Boost C++ Libraries
18 61 (2.83%) RESTful
19 60 (2.78%) jQuery
20 59 (2.74%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 206 (9.55%) Analytical Skills
2 180 (8.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 132 (6.12%) Data Centre
4 116 (5.38%) Derivative
5 96 (4.45%) Equities
6 92 (4.27%) Algorithms
7 86 (3.99%) Fixed Income
8 69 (3.20%) Management Information System
9 60 (2.78%) Linux Command Line
10 57 (2.64%) Computer Science
11 47 (2.18%) Clustering
12 37 (1.72%) Fintech
13 33 (1.53%) User Experience
14 32 (1.48%) Data Structures
14 32 (1.48%) Tandem
15 31 (1.44%) Credit Risk
16 28 (1.30%) Equity Derivative
17 27 (1.25%) iSeries
17 27 (1.25%) Replication
18 26 (1.21%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1248 (57.88%) Linux
2 440 (20.41%) Windows
3 190 (8.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 175 (8.12%) Solaris
5 93 (4.31%) Windows Server
6 78 (3.62%) AIX
7 49 (2.27%) Mac OS X
8 42 (1.95%) SUSE
9 39 (1.81%) CentOS
9 39 (1.81%) Mac OS
10 26 (1.21%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 24 (1.11%) Oracle Linux
12 21 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
13 19 (0.88%) FreeBSD
14 18 (0.83%) Android
14 18 (0.83%) HPUX
14 18 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
15 14 (0.65%) Apple iOS
15 14 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
16 12 (0.56%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 567 (26.30%) Agile Software Development
2 354 (16.42%) DevOps
3 192 (8.91%) Continuous Integration
4 184 (8.53%) Scrum
4 184 (8.53%) TDD
5 181 (8.40%) Migration
6 177 (8.21%) Configuration Management
7 160 (7.42%) SDLC
8 158 (7.33%) OO
9 150 (6.96%) Low Latency
10 146 (6.77%) Multithreading
11 144 (6.68%) Software Engineering
12 125 (5.80%) Open Source
13 105 (4.87%) Electronic Trading
14 104 (4.82%) High Availability
15 103 (4.78%) BDD
16 98 (4.55%) Risk Management
17 97 (4.50%) Mentoring
18 93 (4.31%) ITIL
19 82 (3.80%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 768 (35.62%) SQL
2 761 (35.30%) Java
3 516 (23.93%) Python
4 420 (19.48%) Perl
5 376 (17.44%) Shell Script
6 275 (12.76%) C++
7 217 (10.06%) JavaScript
8 200 (9.28%) Bash Shell
9 134 (6.22%) Ruby
10 114 (5.29%) PL/SQL
11 110 (5.10%) Scala
12 98 (4.55%) Korn
13 92 (4.27%) C#
14 86 (3.99%) C
15 61 (2.83%) PHP
16 60 (2.78%) PowerShell
17 53 (2.46%) R
18 37 (1.72%) Groovy
19 29 (1.35%) Go
20 25 (1.16%) XPath
Qualifications
1 150 (6.96%) Degree
2 101 (4.68%) Security Cleared
3 81 (3.76%) SC Cleared
4 27 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
5 25 (1.16%) DV Cleared
6 23 (1.07%) CISSP
7 21 (0.97%) ISEB
8 20 (0.93%) CCNP
9 19 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
10 16 (0.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 15 (0.70%) ISTQB
12 14 (0.65%) CCIE
13 12 (0.56%) GIAC
14 11 (0.51%) CCNA
15 9 (0.42%) AWS Certification
15 9 (0.42%) RHCE
15 9 (0.42%) SANS
16 8 (0.37%) CISM
16 8 (0.37%) GCIH
16 8 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (3.71%) QA
2 64 (2.97%) MiFID
3 27 (1.25%) SLA
4 26 (1.21%) Dodd-Frank
4 26 (1.21%) EMIR
5 21 (0.97%) Data Quality
6 19 (0.88%) FATCA
6 19 (0.88%) PCI DSS
7 11 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 8 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
8 8 (0.37%) SDET
9 7 (0.32%) SEPA
10 6 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 4 (0.19%) PMO
12 3 (0.14%) COBIT
13 2 (0.093%) ISO20022
13 2 (0.093%) Solvency II
14 1 (0.046%) ISAE 3402
14 1 (0.046%) ISO27002
14 1 (0.046%) ISO27005
System Software
1 119 (5.52%) Docker
2 109 (5.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 102 (4.73%) Active Directory
4 51 (2.37%) HDFS
5 41 (1.90%) NFS
6 31 (1.44%) Oracle RAC
6 31 (1.44%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 25 (1.16%) vCloud
7 25 (1.16%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 25 (1.16%) Virtual Machines
8 24 (1.11%) vSphere
9 20 (0.93%) Samba
10 18 (0.83%) VMware ESX
11 14 (0.65%) Shibboleth
11 14 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
12 13 (0.60%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 13 (0.60%) Snort
12 13 (0.60%) Time Sharing Option
13 12 (0.56%) GPFS
13 12 (0.56%) RACF
Systems Management
1 297 (13.78%) Puppet
2 203 (9.42%) Ansible
3 155 (7.19%) Opscode Chef
4 77 (3.57%) Nagios
5 46 (2.13%) Control-M
6 38 (1.76%) Hadoop YARN
7 33 (1.53%) Graphite
8 28 (1.30%) HP Quality Center
9 26 (1.21%) Data Guard
9 26 (1.21%) Red Hat Satellite
10 24 (1.11%) logstash
10 24 (1.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 23 (1.07%) Tivoli
12 19 (0.88%) Kibana
12 19 (0.88%) ZABBIX
13 16 (0.74%) Oracle ZFS
14 15 (0.70%) Kubernetes
14 15 (0.70%) NetBackup
15 14 (0.65%) ITRS Geneos
15 14 (0.65%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 527 (24.44%) Oracle
2 213 (9.88%) Red Hat
3 186 (8.63%) VMware
4 149 (6.91%) Sybase
5 144 (6.68%) IBM
6 93 (4.31%) HP
7 92 (4.27%) Microsoft
8 76 (3.53%) Splunk
9 72 (3.34%) Cisco
10 59 (2.74%) Atlassian
11 58 (2.69%) Solace
12 50 (2.32%) Murex
13 48 (2.23%) Sun
14 46 (2.13%) Veritas
15 45 (2.09%) Hortonworks
16 42 (1.95%) Citrix
16 42 (1.95%) Reuters
17 40 (1.86%) SAP
18 39 (1.81%) Bloomberg
19 34 (1.58%) TIBCO
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