The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 26 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 / Midlands
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 9 31 20
Rank change year-on-year +22 -11  
Contract jobs citing Unix 9 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 8.57% 0.53% 3.55%
As % of the Operating Systems category 69.23% 5.56% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 2
Median daily rate £370 - £344
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 - £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 - £389
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 £39.50 £27.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year +43.63% -29.48%  

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 the Midlands with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 13 18 24
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 12.38% 9.63% 14.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 13 9
Median daily rate £400 £475 £269
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.78% +76.74%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £200 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £500 £376
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £345
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 the Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the Midlands 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 the Midlands

Unix
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unix in the Midlands

Unix
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unix in the Midlands over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unix in the Midlands

Unix
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Unix.

1 7 (58.33%) Windows
2 6 (50.00%) Oracle
3 5 (41.67%) SQL
3 5 (41.67%) Linux
4 4 (33.33%) AIX
4 4 (33.33%) Java
4 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 4 (33.33%) Load Balancing
4 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 4 (33.33%) High Availability
5 3 (25.00%) HP
5 3 (25.00%) HPUX
6 2 (16.67%) Solaris
6 2 (16.67%) JBoss
6 2 (16.67%) Apache
6 2 (16.67%) Tomcat
6 2 (16.67%) Python
6 2 (16.67%) SMTP
6 2 (16.67%) HTTP
6 2 (16.67%) Perl
6 2 (16.67%) PHP
6 2 (16.67%) J2EE
6 2 (16.67%) MySQL
6 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
6 2 (16.67%) WebLogic
6 2 (16.67%) Veritas
6 2 (16.67%) Red Hat
6 2 (16.67%) Internet
6 2 (16.67%) iPlanet

Unix
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 2 (16.67%) Apache
1 2 (16.67%) iPlanet
1 2 (16.67%) JBoss
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle Application Server
1 2 (16.67%) Tomcat
1 2 (16.67%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 2 (16.67%) DNS
2 2 (16.67%) Firewall
2 2 (16.67%) HTTP
2 2 (16.67%) Internet
2 2 (16.67%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 2 (16.67%) MySQL
1 2 (16.67%) NoSQL
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) NeoLoad
1 1 (8.33%) Selenium
General
1 2 (16.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Architect
2 2 (16.67%) AWS Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Designer
2 2 (16.67%) Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Architect
2 2 (16.67%) Test Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Unix Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Data Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Data Centre Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Data Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Network Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Performance Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Performance Test Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Strategy Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Unix Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) J2EE
1 2 (16.67%) RESTful
2 1 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Clustering
1 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (16.67%) Hybrid Cloud
1 2 (16.67%) Public Cloud
2 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (8.33%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 7 (58.33%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) Linux
3 4 (33.33%) AIX
4 3 (25.00%) HPUX
5 2 (16.67%) Solaris
5 2 (16.67%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) High Availability
1 4 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (16.67%) API Design
2 2 (16.67%) Configuration Management
2 2 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (16.67%) Incident Management
2 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Monitoring
2 2 (16.67%) Migration
2 2 (16.67%) Open Source
2 2 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (16.67%) Protective Monitoring
2 2 (16.67%) Risk Management
2 2 (16.67%) Security Testing
2 2 (16.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (8.33%) Network Architecture
3 1 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (8.33%) Scenario Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Security Architecture
3 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) SQL
2 4 (33.33%) Java
3 2 (16.67%) Perl
3 2 (16.67%) PHP
3 2 (16.67%) Python
3 2 (16.67%) Ruby
4 1 (8.33%) C
4 1 (8.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (16.67%) AWS Certification
2 2 (16.67%) CEH
2 2 (16.67%) CREST Certified
2 2 (16.67%) DV Cleared
2 2 (16.67%) OSCP
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Hyper-V
1 2 (16.67%) KVM
1 2 (16.67%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) Ansible
1 2 (16.67%) Kubernetes
1 2 (16.67%) Mesos
1 2 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Oracle
2 3 (25.00%) HP
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco
3 2 (16.67%) F5
3 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 2 (16.67%) PlateSpin
3 2 (16.67%) Red Hat
3 2 (16.67%) Sun
3 2 (16.67%) Veritas
3 2 (16.67%) VMware
4 1 (8.33%) IBM
4 1 (8.33%) Infor
4 1 (8.33%) Intel
4 1 (8.33%) JDA
4 1 (8.33%) SAP