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 24 June 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
England / London
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 36 30
Rank change year-on-year -3 -6  
Contract jobs citing Unix 1065 1177 1321
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 5.21% 5.43% 5.65%
As % of the Operating Systems category 26.11% 24.95% 26.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 714 840 875
Median daily rate £505 £475 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.31% +0.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £613 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 14
Median hourly rate £37.50 - £22.83
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.25 - £17.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.40 - £62.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £27.50 £38.25
% change year-on-year +43.63% -28.10%  

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 4079 4718 5027
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 19.95% 21.77% 21.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2867 3360 3356
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £216 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £573
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £348
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 95 189
Median hourly rate £19.50 £16.25 £18.71
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -13.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

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 24 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix in London

Unix
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unix in London over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 24 June 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 -11 165 £550 +15.78% 56
Canary Wharf +3 12 £625 +21.95%
Heathrow +1 8 £370 +5.71%
Bromley +2 5 £535 +25.88%
West End of London +12 4 £363 -9.37% 4
Docklands, London -2 3 £550 +27.90%
Osterley -2 3 £500 +330.10%
Brentford - 3 £575 -
Uxbridge - 3 - - 1
Hammersmith -6 2 - -
Croydon -10 2 £414 +5.41%
Chessington - 1 - -
Greenford - 1 £475 -
New Malden - 1 - -
Northwood - 1 £650 -
Wimbledon - 1 - -
Mayfair - 1 £463 -
Stockley Park - 1 - -
Unix
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 1236 (59.20%) Linux
2 793 (37.98%) Java
3 779 (37.31%) SQL
4 695 (33.29%) Finance
5 564 (27.01%) Python
6 536 (25.67%) Oracle
7 515 (24.66%) Agile Software Development
8 510 (24.43%) Banking
9 442 (21.17%) Windows
10 427 (20.45%) Perl
11 385 (18.44%) DevOps
12 361 (17.29%) Shell Script
13 284 (13.60%) Puppet
14 264 (12.64%) Jenkins
15 261 (12.50%) C++
16 250 (11.97%) Git (software)
17 239 (11.45%) Amazon AWS
18 238 (11.40%) Ansible
19 224 (10.73%) Analytical Skills
20 221 (10.58%) Test Automation
21 218 (10.44%) Investment Banking
22 216 (10.34%) Front Office
23 206 (9.87%) Solaris
24 196 (9.39%) Red Hat
25 191 (9.15%) Bash Shell
26 189 (9.05%) Sybase
27 187 (8.96%) JIRA
28 184 (8.81%) JavaScript
29 183 (8.76%) Relational Database
30 182 (8.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)

Unix
Co-occurring 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
1 121 (5.80%) Apache
2 90 (4.31%) WebSphere
3 84 (4.02%) Apache Spark
4 73 (3.50%) Tomcat
5 65 (3.11%) WebLogic
6 64 (3.07%) Confluence
7 60 (2.87%) JBoss
8 44 (2.11%) Elasticsearch
9 37 (1.77%) IIS
10 31 (1.48%) nginx
11 30 (1.44%) OpenStack
12 27 (1.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 25 (1.20%) MS Exchange
14 24 (1.15%) Oracle Coherence
15 20 (0.96%) Apache Pig
16 17 (0.81%) MQSeries
17 16 (0.77%) CMS
18 15 (0.72%) Cloud Foundry
19 14 (0.67%) WebSphere Application Server
20 12 (0.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 34 (1.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 31 (1.48%) Microsoft Office
3 20 (0.96%) MS Visio
4 11 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (0.48%) HipChat
6 6 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.19%) SPSS
7 4 (0.19%) Stata
8 2 (0.096%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.096%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.096%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (0.62%) Global One
1 13 (0.62%) ION MarketView
2 12 (0.57%) Magento
3 9 (0.43%) RMDS
4 8 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 8 (0.38%) Temenos T24
5 4 (0.19%) Murex MxG2000
5 4 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (0.19%) Oracle Retail
6 3 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.096%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.096%) Eikon
7 2 (0.096%) HiPortfolio
7 2 (0.096%) Loan IQ
8 1 (0.048%) Maximo
8 1 (0.048%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.048%) Sentinel
8 1 (0.048%) Sophis RISQUE
8 1 (0.048%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 239 (11.45%) Amazon AWS
2 79 (3.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 45 (2.16%) Cloud Computing
4 41 (1.96%) PaaS
5 38 (1.82%) OpenShift
6 35 (1.68%) GitHub
7 31 (1.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 26 (1.25%) Amazon EC2
9 22 (1.05%) Amazon S3
9 22 (1.05%) IaaS
10 14 (0.67%) Office 365
11 13 (0.62%) Google Cloud Platform
12 12 (0.57%) AWS CloudFormation
12 12 (0.57%) SaaS
13 11 (0.53%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 6 (0.29%) CloudFront
15 5 (0.24%) Amazon ELB
15 5 (0.24%) Azure Active Directory
15 5 (0.24%) IBM Cloud
15 5 (0.24%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 146 (6.99%) TCP/IP
2 129 (6.18%) Firewall
3 123 (5.89%) DNS
4 82 (3.93%) SAN
5 79 (3.78%) HTTP
6 59 (2.83%) LDAP
7 53 (2.54%) DHCP
8 50 (2.39%) SSL
9 47 (2.25%) Internet
10 41 (1.96%) Network Security
11 29 (1.39%) SNMP
12 26 (1.25%) NAS
13 25 (1.20%) Intrusion Detection
13 25 (1.20%) LAN
13 25 (1.20%) VPN
13 25 (1.20%) WAN
14 21 (1.01%) FTP
14 21 (1.01%) Kerberos
15 17 (0.81%) Multicast
16 16 (0.77%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 183 (8.76%) Relational Database
2 151 (7.23%) Big Data
3 125 (5.99%) SQL Server
4 124 (5.94%) Oracle Database
5 123 (5.89%) Hadoop
6 110 (5.27%) MySQL
7 95 (4.55%) DB2
8 87 (4.17%) NoSQL
9 70 (3.35%) Apache Cassandra
9 70 (3.35%) MongoDB
10 66 (3.16%) Apache Hive
11 64 (3.07%) RDBMS
12 57 (2.73%) PostgreSQL
13 53 (2.54%) HBase
14 50 (2.39%) Data Warehouse
15 44 (2.11%) KDB
16 32 (1.53%) Data Mart
17 29 (1.39%) Oracle Database 11g
18 24 (1.15%) Redis
19 23 (1.10%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 264 (12.64%) Jenkins
2 250 (11.97%) Git (software)
3 187 (8.96%) JIRA
4 143 (6.85%) Maven
5 105 (5.03%) JUnit
6 97 (4.65%) Subversion
7 89 (4.26%) Selenium
8 80 (3.83%) Cucumber
9 68 (3.26%) Gradle
10 50 (2.39%) TeamCity
11 49 (2.35%) Ant
12 43 (2.06%) Sonatype Nexus
13 40 (1.92%) Hudson
14 36 (1.72%) Bitbucket
15 32 (1.53%) Mockito
16 26 (1.25%) HP UFT
17 25 (1.20%) WebDriver
18 23 (1.10%) Artifactory
19 18 (0.86%) JMeter
20 17 (0.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 695 (33.29%) Finance
2 510 (24.43%) Banking
3 218 (10.44%) Investment Banking
4 216 (10.34%) Front Office
5 83 (3.98%) Retail
6 42 (2.01%) Financial Institution
7 33 (1.58%) Telecoms
8 32 (1.53%) Games
9 30 (1.44%) Back Office
10 27 (1.29%) Marketing
11 26 (1.25%) Retail Banking
12 13 (0.62%) Advertising
12 13 (0.62%) German Language
13 11 (0.53%) French Language
14 10 (0.48%) Legal
14 10 (0.48%) Manufacturing
15 9 (0.43%) Electronics
16 7 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
16 7 (0.34%) Publishing
17 6 (0.29%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 737 (35.30%) Developer
2 253 (12.12%) Java Developer
3 226 (10.82%) Analyst
4 167 (8.00%) DevOps Engineer
5 162 (7.76%) Linux Engineer
6 158 (7.57%) Unix Engineer
7 151 (7.23%) C++ Developer
8 126 (6.03%) Senior Developer
9 102 (4.89%) Administrator
10 95 (4.55%) Architect
11 89 (4.26%) Consultant
12 81 (3.88%) Support Analyst
13 75 (3.59%) Senior Java Developer
14 64 (3.07%) Python Developer
15 62 (2.97%) AWS Engineer
16 59 (2.83%) Linux/Unix DevOps
17 58 (2.78%) Unix Linux Engineer
18 57 (2.73%) SQL Developer
18 57 (2.73%) Systems Engineer
19 51 (2.44%) Unix Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 180 (8.62%) Spring
2 167 (8.00%) XML
3 149 (7.14%) Web Services
4 134 (6.42%) HTML
5 117 (5.60%) SOAP
6 108 (5.17%) Middleware
7 107 (5.12%) RESTful
8 103 (4.93%) Node.js
9 101 (4.84%) JSON
10 96 (4.60%) CSS
11 91 (4.36%) REST
12 83 (3.98%) J2EE
13 73 (3.50%) JMS
13 73 (3.50%) STL
14 67 (3.21%) .NET
15 64 (3.07%) Hibernate
15 64 (3.07%) HTML5
16 63 (3.02%) AngularJS
17 59 (2.83%) FIX Protocol
18 57 (2.73%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 224 (10.73%) Analytical Skills
2 182 (8.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 126 (6.03%) Fixed Income
4 116 (5.56%) Derivative
5 108 (5.17%) Data Centre
6 94 (4.50%) Equities
7 70 (3.35%) Computer Science
8 66 (3.16%) Linux Command Line
8 66 (3.16%) Management Information System
9 64 (3.07%) Algorithms
10 49 (2.35%) Fintech
11 44 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
11 44 (2.11%) Greenfield Project
12 43 (2.06%) Data Structures
12 43 (2.06%) Equity Derivative
13 42 (2.01%) Clustering
14 32 (1.53%) Replication
15 28 (1.34%) Client/Server
15 28 (1.34%) Market Risk
16 27 (1.29%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 1236 (59.20%) Linux
2 442 (21.17%) Windows
3 206 (9.87%) Solaris
4 176 (8.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 89 (4.26%) AIX
6 75 (3.59%) Windows Server
7 47 (2.25%) Mac OS
8 39 (1.87%) Mac OS X
9 34 (1.63%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 33 (1.58%) CentOS
11 25 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
12 24 (1.15%) SUSE
13 22 (1.05%) Android
14 20 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
15 18 (0.86%) HPUX
15 18 (0.86%) Oracle Linux
16 17 (0.81%) Apple iOS
17 15 (0.72%) FreeBSD
17 15 (0.72%) zOS
18 13 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 515 (24.66%) Agile Software Development
2 385 (18.44%) DevOps
3 221 (10.58%) Test Automation
4 174 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
5 172 (8.24%) Configuration Management
6 166 (7.95%) Multithreading
6 166 (7.95%) TDD
7 162 (7.76%) SDLC
8 150 (7.18%) OO
9 149 (7.14%) Scrum
10 145 (6.94%) Migration
11 136 (6.51%) Open Source
12 130 (6.23%) Software Engineering
13 125 (5.99%) Low Latency
14 115 (5.51%) Electronic Trading
15 112 (5.36%) ITIL
16 110 (5.27%) Mentoring
17 107 (5.12%) Analytics
18 102 (4.89%) Microservices
19 95 (4.55%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 793 (37.98%) Java
2 779 (37.31%) SQL
3 564 (27.01%) Python
4 427 (20.45%) Perl
5 361 (17.29%) Shell Script
6 261 (12.50%) C++
7 191 (9.15%) Bash Shell
8 184 (8.81%) JavaScript
9 132 (6.32%) Ruby
10 107 (5.12%) PowerShell
11 105 (5.03%) C#
12 96 (4.60%) Scala
13 94 (4.50%) PL/SQL
14 86 (4.12%) C
15 70 (3.35%) Korn
16 40 (1.92%) PHP
17 35 (1.68%) Groovy
17 35 (1.68%) R
18 28 (1.34%) Go
19 24 (1.15%) VBA
Qualifications
1 143 (6.85%) Degree
2 98 (4.69%) Security Cleared
3 67 (3.21%) SC Cleared
4 37 (1.77%) Computer Science Degree
5 26 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
6 18 (0.86%) CISSP
7 16 (0.77%) CCNP
7 16 (0.77%) ISEB
8 15 (0.72%) DV Cleared
9 14 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
10 12 (0.57%) CCIE
10 12 (0.57%) CCNA
11 11 (0.53%) ISTQB
11 11 (0.53%) Master's Degree
12 10 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
12 10 (0.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 10 (0.48%) Numerate Degree
12 10 (0.48%) RHCA
12 10 (0.48%) RHCE
13 8 (0.38%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (3.88%) MiFID
2 72 (3.45%) QA
3 34 (1.63%) SLA
4 27 (1.29%) Dodd-Frank
4 27 (1.29%) EMIR
5 17 (0.81%) Data Quality
6 16 (0.77%) PCI DSS
7 13 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 7 (0.34%) SEPA
9 6 (0.29%) FATCA
10 5 (0.24%) COREP
11 4 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 3 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
13 2 (0.096%) GCP
13 2 (0.096%) ISO 20022
13 2 (0.096%) PMO
13 2 (0.096%) Solvency II
14 1 (0.048%) COBIT
14 1 (0.048%) IAS 39
14 1 (0.048%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 167 (8.00%) Docker
2 91 (4.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 86 (4.12%) Active Directory
4 41 (1.96%) HDFS
5 30 (1.44%) NFS
6 25 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
7 22 (1.05%) Oracle RAC
7 22 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
8 21 (1.01%) Hyper-V
9 17 (0.81%) vSphere
10 16 (0.77%) Time Sharing Option
11 15 (0.72%) GPFS
12 14 (0.67%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 14 (0.67%) LXC
12 14 (0.67%) Samba
12 14 (0.67%) Shibboleth
12 14 (0.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 12 (0.57%) Apache Flume
13 12 (0.57%) vCloud
14 10 (0.48%) Snort
Systems Management
1 284 (13.60%) Puppet
2 238 (11.40%) Ansible
3 155 (7.42%) Opscode Chef
4 73 (3.50%) Nagios
5 57 (2.73%) Kubernetes
6 44 (2.11%) Control-M
7 39 (1.87%) Kibana
8 33 (1.58%) logstash
9 32 (1.53%) Terraform
10 29 (1.39%) NetBackup
11 27 (1.29%) Hadoop YARN
11 27 (1.29%) ZABBIX
12 26 (1.25%) Grafana
13 24 (1.15%) BladeLogic
14 20 (0.96%) Graphite
15 17 (0.81%) ITRS Geneos
15 17 (0.81%) Red Hat Satellite
15 17 (0.81%) Tivoli
16 16 (0.77%) Tivoli Storage Manager
17 14 (0.67%) Oozie
Vendors
1 536 (25.67%) Oracle
2 196 (9.39%) Red Hat
3 189 (9.05%) Sybase
4 156 (7.47%) VMware
5 154 (7.38%) IBM
6 114 (5.46%) Microsoft
6 114 (5.46%) Splunk
7 59 (2.83%) HP
8 53 (2.54%) Google
8 53 (2.54%) TIBCO
9 51 (2.44%) Murex
10 49 (2.35%) Cisco
11 47 (2.25%) AppDynamics
12 38 (1.82%) SAP
13 37 (1.77%) Informatica
14 35 (1.68%) Atlassian
14 35 (1.68%) Bloomberg
14 35 (1.68%) Reuters
15 33 (1.58%) Citrix
16 30 (1.44%) Perforce
City, London
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Crimson Ltd
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Michael Bailey Associates
Posted: Yesterday
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £350 per day 6 Month initial duration
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North West London
MegaNexus Limited
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
Cititec
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
onezeero.
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Haysfm
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Cititec
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Exclusive Recruitment
Rate: From £55,000 to £85,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £575 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Paw Associates Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
London
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £27000 - £31000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Avance Consulting
Rate: From £400 to £430 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Piksel
Rate: Highly Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
AMS contingency
Posted: 9 days ago
City, London
Roc Search
Posted: 3 days ago
London
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £400 - £550 per day + Outside IR35
Posted: 19 days ago
City, London
EPAM Systems
Rate: From £450 to £451 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £500 to £550 p/day
Posted: 23 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: Good rates
Posted: 5 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £475 - £550 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
City, London
EPAM Systems
Rate: From £460 to £461 per day or £90k perm
Posted: 18 days ago