Unix Contracts in London

Unix
England > London

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London requiring Unix skills. It includes a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that cited Unix over the 6 months leading up to 12 June 2024, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
12 Jun 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 121 84 115
Rank change year-on-year -37 +31 -11
Contract jobs citing Unix 367 736 941
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 2.08% 2.93% 2.44%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.39% 19.99% 18.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 271 510 631
10th Percentile £350 £425 £456
25th Percentile £475 £500 £513
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £575 £600
Median % change year-on-year - -4.17% +9.09%
75th Percentile £738 £675 £675
90th Percentile £850 £738 £744
England median daily rate £535 £550 £550
% change year-on-year -2.73% - +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 2
10th Percentile £22.08 £46.75 £64.00
25th Percentile £22.13 £47.50 £66.25
Median hourly rate £23.05 £72.50 £72.50
Median % change year-on-year -68.21% - +23.49%
75th Percentile £23.80 £76.00 £78.75
90th Percentile - £80.65 £81.00
England median hourly rate £40.00 £58.59 £75.00
% change year-on-year -31.73% -21.88% +89.87%

All Operating Systems
London

Unix falls under the Operating Systems category. For comparison with the information above, the following table provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies requiring operating system skills in London.

Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 2,110 3,682 5,114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 11.93% 14.64% 13.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,485 2,680 3,729
10th Percentile £209 £213 £225
25th Percentile £350 £402 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £550 £550
Median % change year-on-year -9.09% - +10.00%
75th Percentile £625 £666 £670
90th Percentile £750 £775 £763
England median daily rate £475 £500 £500
% change year-on-year -5.00% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 62 82
10th Percentile £15.19 £16.41 £15.00
25th Percentile £18.13 £22.75 £21.13
Median hourly rate £22.00 £48.75 £23.91
Median % change year-on-year -54.87% +103.89% -40.23%
75th Percentile £27.59 £64.50 £45.16
90th Percentile £60.43 £83.68 £62.38
England median hourly rate £22.51 £45.06 £21.50
% change year-on-year -50.04% +109.56% +21.13%

Unix
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Unix as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Unix in London

Unix
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Unix in London.

Daily rate trend for Unix in London

Unix
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Unix in London over the 6 months to 12 June 2024.

Daily rate histogram for Unix in London

Unix
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Unix in London.

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 6 months to 12 June 2024. 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
Jobs
Central London -8 37 £694 +26.14% 24
South London +12 10 £567 +19.37% 1
West London +25 8 £350 -19.54% 5
East London -8 5 £440 -17.60%
Unix
England

Unix
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 16 (4.36%) nginx
2 15 (4.09%) Confluence
3 11 (3.00%) IIS
4 8 (2.18%) Apache
4 8 (2.18%) JBoss
5 7 (1.91%) Tomcat
6 6 (1.63%) Apache Spark
7 5 (1.36%) Apache Airflow
7 5 (1.36%) Microsoft Exchange
8 3 (0.82%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 3 (0.82%) CMS
8 3 (0.82%) SharePoint
8 3 (0.82%) Sitecore CMS
8 3 (0.82%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.54%) NetWeaver
9 2 (0.54%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.27%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.27%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 18 (4.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (2.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 9 (2.45%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.82%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.27%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 17 (4.63%) ION MarketView
2 12 (3.27%) ION Anvil
3 6 (1.63%) Temenos T24
4 3 (0.82%) Shopify
5 2 (0.54%) Advent Geneva
5 2 (0.54%) Front Arena
5 2 (0.54%) SAP IBP
6 1 (0.27%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.27%) Cloudability
6 1 (0.27%) Fidessa
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 73 (19.89%) AWS
2 54 (14.71%) Azure
3 29 (7.90%) PaaS
4 16 (4.36%) GCP
5 13 (3.54%) GitHub
6 12 (3.27%) Serverless
7 10 (2.72%) Amazon EC2
8 9 (2.45%) Amazon S3
8 9 (2.45%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 8 (2.18%) Cloud Computing
10 7 (1.91%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 7 (1.91%) AWS Lambda
10 7 (1.91%) Azure DevOps
10 7 (1.91%) Entra ID
10 7 (1.91%) IaaS
11 6 (1.63%) Amazon EKS
11 6 (1.63%) Amazon SQS
11 6 (1.63%) Microsoft 365
12 5 (1.36%) Azure Data Factory
12 5 (1.36%) Azure Service Bus
Communications & Networking
1 36 (9.81%) Firewall
2 18 (4.90%) DNS
3 16 (4.36%) FTP
3 16 (4.36%) Internet
4 14 (3.81%) SSH
5 10 (2.72%) HTTP
6 9 (2.45%) FIX Connectivity
6 9 (2.45%) Kerberos
6 9 (2.45%) SSL
7 8 (2.18%) Cisco Nexus
7 8 (2.18%) TCP/IP
8 6 (1.63%) LAN
9 5 (1.36%) SNMP
9 5 (1.36%) VPN
9 5 (1.36%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (1.09%) NAS
10 4 (1.09%) SAN
10 4 (1.09%) Wireless
11 3 (0.82%) tcpdump
11 3 (0.82%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (10.35%) SQL Server
2 33 (8.99%) Relational Database
3 24 (6.54%) RDBMS
4 21 (5.72%) MongoDB
5 18 (4.90%) NoSQL
6 17 (4.63%) Hadoop
7 14 (3.81%) KDB
8 10 (2.72%) Azure SQL Database
8 10 (2.72%) Oracle Database
9 9 (2.45%) MySQL
9 9 (2.45%) PostgreSQL
10 7 (1.91%) DB2
10 7 (1.91%) Sybase ASE
11 6 (1.63%) Big Data
11 6 (1.63%) Redis
12 5 (1.36%) Amazon RDS
12 5 (1.36%) Apache Cassandra
12 5 (1.36%) Apache Hive
12 5 (1.36%) HBase
12 5 (1.36%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 47 (12.81%) Git
2 41 (11.17%) JIRA
3 36 (9.81%) Jenkins
4 21 (5.72%) TeamCity
5 19 (5.18%) Cucumber
5 19 (5.18%) Mockito
6 13 (3.54%) Bitbucket
7 12 (3.27%) GitLab
7 12 (3.27%) Maven
8 11 (3.00%) JUnit
9 9 (2.45%) Selenium
10 8 (2.18%) Artifactory
10 8 (2.18%) Sonatype Nexus
11 6 (1.63%) Subversion
12 5 (1.36%) Oracle APEX
12 5 (1.36%) SonarQube
13 4 (1.09%) Gatling
13 4 (1.09%) Robot Framework
13 4 (1.09%) ScalaTest
13 4 (1.09%) Visual Studio
General
1 160 (43.60%) Finance
2 86 (23.43%) Banking
3 78 (21.25%) Social Skills
4 57 (15.53%) Analytical Skills
5 36 (9.81%) Investment Banking
6 31 (8.45%) Front Office
7 26 (7.08%) Public Sector
8 10 (2.72%) Financial Institution
8 10 (2.72%) Retail
9 9 (2.45%) Back Office
10 8 (2.18%) Marketing
11 7 (1.91%) Influencing Skills
12 5 (1.36%) Telecoms
13 4 (1.09%) Electronics
13 4 (1.09%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 4 (1.09%) Manufacturing
13 4 (1.09%) Wholesale Banking
14 3 (0.82%) Presentation Skills
14 3 (0.82%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.54%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 106 (28.88%) Developer
2 43 (11.72%) Java Developer
3 39 (10.63%) Senior
4 25 (6.81%) DevOps Engineer
5 24 (6.54%) Analyst
6 22 (5.99%) Senior Developer
7 20 (5.45%) Lead
8 18 (4.90%) Consultant
8 18 (4.90%) Senior Java Developer
9 13 (3.54%) Implementation Specialist
9 13 (3.54%) Senior DevOps
9 13 (3.54%) SQL Developer
10 12 (3.27%) Vulnerability Specialist
11 11 (3.00%) Applications Support
11 11 (3.00%) IT Support
11 11 (3.00%) Unix Support
12 10 (2.72%) Business Analyst
12 10 (2.72%) Network Engineer
12 10 (2.72%) Support Engineer
12 10 (2.72%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (13.08%) Kafka
2 42 (11.44%) Spring
3 36 (9.81%) FIX Protocol
4 28 (7.63%) XML
5 25 (6.81%) JSON
6 22 (5.99%) HTML
7 21 (5.72%) Middleware
7 21 (5.72%) REST
8 20 (5.45%) Web Services
9 18 (4.90%) CSS
10 17 (4.63%) Hibernate
10 17 (4.63%) J2EE
11 15 (4.09%) ActiveMQ
11 15 (4.09%) JPA
11 15 (4.09%) LDAP
12 14 (3.81%) JAX-RS
13 12 (3.27%) Sass
13 12 (3.27%) SOAP
14 9 (2.45%) Laravel
14 9 (2.45%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 29 (7.90%) Fixed Income
2 25 (6.81%) Linux Command Line
3 24 (6.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 23 (6.27%) Management Information System
5 21 (5.72%) Replication
6 17 (4.63%) Derivative
6 17 (4.63%) Product Ownership
7 15 (4.09%) Algorithms
8 14 (3.81%) Data Centre
9 12 (3.27%) Equities
9 12 (3.27%) Self-Motivation
10 11 (3.00%) Cloud Native
10 11 (3.00%) Enterprise Software
11 10 (2.72%) Data Structures
11 10 (2.72%) Onboarding
12 9 (2.45%) Distributed Systems
12 9 (2.45%) Public Cloud
13 6 (1.63%) Distributed Computing
13 6 (1.63%) Hedge funds
14 5 (1.36%) SWIFT Messaging Network
Operating Systems
1 207 (56.40%) Linux
2 108 (29.43%) Windows
3 28 (7.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 16 (4.36%) Mac OS X
5 14 (3.81%) Windows Server
6 8 (2.18%) Android
6 8 (2.18%) Apple iOS
7 5 (1.36%) Solaris
8 4 (1.09%) CentOS
9 3 (0.82%) AIX
10 2 (0.54%) Windows Server 2016
10 2 (0.54%) Windows Server 2019
11 1 (0.27%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.27%) VMS
11 1 (0.27%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.27%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (27.79%) Agile
2 76 (20.71%) DevOps
3 60 (16.35%) CI/CD
4 53 (14.44%) TDD
4 53 (14.44%) Test Automation
5 51 (13.90%) Problem-Solving
6 49 (13.35%) Microservices
7 42 (11.44%) Migration
8 34 (9.26%) BDD
8 34 (9.26%) Scrum
9 30 (8.17%) Pair Programming
10 28 (7.63%) Capacity Management
10 28 (7.63%) SDLC
11 26 (7.08%) Web Development
12 25 (6.81%) ETL
12 25 (6.81%) ITIL
13 24 (6.54%) Continuous Integration
13 24 (6.54%) Data Modelling
13 24 (6.54%) Release Management
14 23 (6.27%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 138 (37.60%) SQL
2 133 (36.24%) Python
3 127 (34.60%) Java
4 56 (15.26%) Shell Script
5 53 (14.44%) Perl
6 31 (8.45%) PowerShell
7 30 (8.17%) JavaScript
8 26 (7.08%) C#
9 16 (4.36%) T-SQL
10 15 (4.09%) Scala
11 11 (3.00%) Bash
11 11 (3.00%) PHP
12 9 (2.45%) Go
13 6 (1.63%) PL/SQL
14 5 (1.36%) C++
14 5 (1.36%) TypeScript
14 5 (1.36%) VBA
15 4 (1.09%) AWK
15 4 (1.09%) Ruby
16 2 (0.54%) XPath
Qualifications
1 40 (10.90%) Security Cleared
2 37 (10.08%) SC Cleared
3 35 (9.54%) Degree
4 11 (3.00%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (1.91%) AWS Certification
6 6 (1.63%) Master's Degree
7 4 (1.09%) Numerate Degree
8 3 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.82%) CISSP
8 3 (0.82%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.54%) Azure Certification
9 2 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.54%) CCNA
9 2 (0.54%) CEH
9 2 (0.54%) ISEB
9 2 (0.54%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.27%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.27%) GCIA
10 1 (0.27%) GIAC
10 1 (0.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (9.54%) QA
2 13 (3.54%) SLA
3 7 (1.91%) PCI DSS
4 6 (1.63%) Accessibility
4 6 (1.63%) EMIR
5 5 (1.36%) Data Quality
6 4 (1.09%) Dodd-Frank
6 4 (1.09%) ISO 15022
6 4 (1.09%) MiFID
7 2 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.54%) NIST
8 1 (0.27%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.27%) SEPA
System Software
1 39 (10.63%) Active Directory
2 37 (10.08%) Docker
3 17 (4.63%) HDFS
4 15 (4.09%) VMware Infrastructure
5 13 (3.54%) NFS
6 9 (2.45%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (2.18%) Hyper-V
8 5 (1.36%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 3 (0.82%) BitLocker
9 3 (0.82%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.54%) Samba
11 1 (0.27%) Ceph
11 1 (0.27%) Cronacle
11 1 (0.27%) Firmware
11 1 (0.27%) iptables
11 1 (0.27%) KVM
11 1 (0.27%) Lustre
11 1 (0.27%) OpenAM
11 1 (0.27%) OpenDJ
11 1 (0.27%) Slurm Workload Manager
Systems Management
1 53 (14.44%) Kubernetes
2 50 (13.62%) Ansible
3 34 (9.26%) Terraform
4 18 (4.90%) Puppet
5 15 (4.09%) Grafana
6 13 (3.54%) Prometheus
7 12 (3.27%) SCCM
8 8 (2.18%) SCOM
8 8 (2.18%) SCVMM
9 6 (1.63%) Packer
9 6 (1.63%) Progress Chef
10 5 (1.36%) Hadoop YARN
10 5 (1.36%) Kibana
10 5 (1.36%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 4 (1.09%) NetBackup
12 3 (0.82%) ITRS Geneos
12 3 (0.82%) logstash
12 3 (0.82%) Microsoft Intune
12 3 (0.82%) Netcool
12 3 (0.82%) QRadar
Vendors
1 61 (16.62%) Oracle
2 42 (11.44%) Microsoft
3 26 (7.08%) ION Trading
4 21 (5.72%) Red Hat
5 19 (5.18%) VMware
6 17 (4.63%) Google
7 16 (4.36%) SAP
8 15 (4.09%) Cisco
8 15 (4.09%) CyberArk
8 15 (4.09%) IBM
9 14 (3.81%) Bloomberg
9 14 (3.81%) Qualys
10 13 (3.54%) F5
11 12 (3.27%) Isilon
12 11 (3.00%) SEEBURGER
12 11 (3.00%) Sybase
13 10 (2.72%) Dell
13 10 (2.72%) Splunk
14 9 (2.45%) TIBCO
14 9 (2.45%) Tradeweb