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 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unix
England / Midlands
Rank 19 24 11
Rank change year-on-year +5 -13  
Contract jobs citing Unix 3 6 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 2.65% 2.97% 9.40%
As % of the Operating Systems category 33.33% 35.29% 48.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Median daily rate £300 £488 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -38.46% +50.00%  
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 £31.50 £35.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year -10.00% -1.40%  

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 9 17 29
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 7.96% 8.42% 19.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 9
Median daily rate £300 £500 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -40.00% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £450 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £640 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £364 £336
% change year-on-year +6.37% +8.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £17.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -10.29% +9.67%  

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 Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix in the Midlands

Unix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Unix.

1 5 (50.00%) SQL
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) DV Cleared
2 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (30.00%) Incident Management
3 3 (30.00%) Security Testing
3 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (30.00%) Protective Monitoring
3 3 (30.00%) OSCP
3 3 (30.00%) CREST Certified
3 3 (30.00%) Linux
3 3 (30.00%) Risk Management
3 3 (30.00%) CEH
3 3 (30.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 2 (20.00%) Snort
4 2 (20.00%) Finance
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco
4 2 (20.00%) HP
4 2 (20.00%) Juniper
4 2 (20.00%) CheckPoint
4 2 (20.00%) SIEM
4 2 (20.00%) Java
4 2 (20.00%) Fortinet
5 1 (10.00%) QA
5 1 (10.00%) Selenium
5 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
5 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (10.00%) Smart Meter
5 1 (10.00%) Google App Engine

Unix
Top Related 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Google App Engine
1 1 (10.00%) Google Cloud Platform
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Protractor
1 1 (10.00%) Robot Framework
1 1 (10.00%) Selenium
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Security Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Cloud Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Cloud Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Technical Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Unix Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Unix Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Unix Linux Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Linux
3 1 (10.00%) AIX
3 1 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (10.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Incident Management
1 3 (30.00%) Protective Monitoring
1 3 (30.00%) Risk Management
1 3 (30.00%) Security Testing
1 3 (30.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 2 (20.00%) SIEM
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (10.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Automation Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (10.00%) Issue Tracking
3 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Scrum
3 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (10.00%) Python
3 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) DV Cleared
1 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (30.00%) CEH
2 3 (30.00%) CREST Certified
2 3 (30.00%) OSCP
2 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) ISEB
3 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Snort
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) CheckPoint
1 2 (20.00%) Cisco
1 2 (20.00%) Fortinet
1 2 (20.00%) HP
1 2 (20.00%) Juniper
2 1 (10.00%) Google
2 1 (10.00%) IBM
2 1 (10.00%) Intel
2 1 (10.00%) Red Hat