The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 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 30 April 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
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 35 27
Rank change year-on-year +9 -8  
Contract jobs citing Unix 50 38 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 6.64% 5.02% 5.64%
As % of the Operating Systems category 23.47% 25.33% 26.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 3 14
Median daily rate £425 £525 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.04% +64.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £445 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £401
UK excluding London median daily rate £433 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +8.12% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.25 £21.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year +56.47% -39.28%  

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 Milton Keynes with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 213 150 195
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 28.29% 19.82% 21.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 60 72
Median daily rate £450 £410 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.75% +13.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +6.89% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 10 6
Median hourly rate £15.50 £13.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.23% -18.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £22.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year -8.82% +7.25%  

Unix
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 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 Milton Keynes

Unix
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unix in Milton Keynes

Unix
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unix in Milton Keynes over the 3 months to 30 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unix in Milton Keynes

Unix
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for Unix.

1 51 (68.92%) Windows
2 43 (58.11%) Linux
3 25 (33.78%) Security Cleared
4 23 (31.08%) Oracle
5 22 (29.73%) Incident Management
6 18 (24.32%) Security Testing
6 18 (24.32%) Finance
7 17 (22.97%) SC Cleared
7 17 (22.97%) DV Cleared
7 17 (22.97%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 16 (21.62%) Risk Management
8 16 (21.62%) VMware
8 16 (21.62%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (21.62%) Active Directory
9 15 (20.27%) Microsoft
9 15 (20.27%) CEH
10 14 (18.92%) OSCP
10 14 (18.92%) Analytical Skills
10 14 (18.92%) CREST Certified
11 11 (14.86%) Migration
11 11 (14.86%) CA
11 11 (14.86%) ITIL
11 11 (14.86%) Infrastructure Management
11 11 (14.86%) Nimsoft
12 10 (13.51%) Data Centre
12 10 (13.51%) Remedy
12 10 (13.51%) Firewall
13 9 (12.16%) AIX
13 9 (12.16%) Protective Monitoring
13 9 (12.16%) DevOps

Unix
Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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 6 (8.11%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (5.41%) WebSphere
3 3 (4.05%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (4.05%) Confluence
3 3 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (4.05%) IBM HTTP Server
3 3 (4.05%) IIS
3 3 (4.05%) LiveCycle
3 3 (4.05%) SAS
3 3 (4.05%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.05%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.35%) Apache
4 1 (1.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.35%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.35%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (5.41%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (4.05%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (4.05%) Staffware
2 1 (1.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.05%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (4.05%) OpenShift
2 2 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.35%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (13.51%) Firewall
2 8 (10.81%) Internet
3 6 (8.11%) LDAP
4 5 (6.76%) TCP/IP
5 4 (5.41%) SAN
5 4 (5.41%) Wireless
6 3 (4.05%) BIG-IP
6 3 (4.05%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (4.05%) IPsec
6 3 (4.05%) SMTP
6 3 (4.05%) SSL
6 3 (4.05%) VPN
7 2 (2.70%) DNS
7 2 (2.70%) FTP
7 2 (2.70%) Kerberos
7 2 (2.70%) NAS
7 2 (2.70%) SSH
8 1 (1.35%) ADSL
8 1 (1.35%) LAN
8 1 (1.35%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.76%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.05%) DB2
2 3 (4.05%) MongoDB
2 3 (4.05%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.35%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (9.46%) Git (software)
1 7 (9.46%) Jenkins
1 7 (9.46%) JIRA
2 6 (8.11%) SonarQube
2 6 (8.11%) Sonatype Nexus
3 5 (6.76%) Introscope
General
1 18 (24.32%) Finance
2 3 (4.05%) Legal
3 2 (2.70%) Retail
4 1 (1.35%) Electronics
4 1 (1.35%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.35%) Marketing
4 1 (1.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (18.92%) Analyst
2 11 (14.86%) Monitoring Specialist
3 8 (10.81%) Security Analyst
4 5 (6.76%) Administrator
4 5 (6.76%) Consultant
4 5 (6.76%) Developer
4 5 (6.76%) Java Developer
4 5 (6.76%) Penetration Tester
4 5 (6.76%) Tester
5 4 (5.41%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 4 (5.41%) Linux Administrator
5 4 (5.41%) Linux Engineer
5 4 (5.41%) Project Manager
5 4 (5.41%) Security Consultant
5 4 (5.41%) Security Penetration Tester
5 4 (5.41%) Security Tester
5 4 (5.41%) Support Engineer
6 3 (4.05%) DV Cleared Technical Consultant
6 3 (4.05%) Finance Manager
6 3 (4.05%) Finance Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.05%) 802.1X
2 2 (2.70%) Java EE
2 2 (2.70%) Node.js
2 2 (2.70%) Spring
2 2 (2.70%) Spring Boot
2 2 (2.70%) Spring Cloud
3 1 (1.35%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 14 (18.92%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (13.51%) Data Centre
3 5 (6.76%) Computer Science
3 5 (6.76%) e-Health
4 4 (5.41%) Client/Server
4 4 (5.41%) Clustering
5 3 (4.05%) CESG
6 2 (2.70%) IBM XIV
6 2 (2.70%) LPAR
6 2 (2.70%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.70%) Replication
7 1 (1.35%) BYOD
7 1 (1.35%) IVR
7 1 (1.35%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.35%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 51 (68.92%) Windows
2 43 (58.11%) Linux
3 9 (12.16%) AIX
4 4 (5.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (4.05%) Windows NT
5 3 (4.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (4.05%) zOS
6 2 (2.70%) CentOS
6 2 (2.70%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.35%) MVS
7 1 (1.35%) Solaris
7 1 (1.35%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (29.73%) Incident Management
2 18 (24.32%) Security Testing
3 17 (22.97%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 16 (21.62%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (21.62%) Risk Management
5 11 (14.86%) Infrastructure Management
5 11 (14.86%) ITIL
5 11 (14.86%) Migration
6 9 (12.16%) DevOps
6 9 (12.16%) Protective Monitoring
7 8 (10.81%) Cybersecurity
8 6 (8.11%) Information Assurance
8 6 (8.11%) ITSM
8 6 (8.11%) Security Architecture
8 6 (8.11%) Service Management
8 6 (8.11%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 5 (6.76%) Change Management
9 5 (6.76%) Scrum
9 5 (6.76%) Software Delivery
9 5 (6.76%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.81%) Shell Script
2 6 (8.11%) SQL
3 5 (6.76%) Java
4 3 (4.05%) Groovy
4 3 (4.05%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 25 (33.78%) Security Cleared
2 17 (22.97%) DV Cleared
2 17 (22.97%) SC Cleared
3 15 (20.27%) CEH
4 14 (18.92%) CREST Certified
4 14 (18.92%) OSCP
5 5 (6.76%) Degree
6 4 (5.41%) MCP
7 3 (4.05%) APMG
7 3 (4.05%) MCSE
7 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (2.70%) CESG Certified Professional
8 2 (2.70%) CISSP
9 1 (1.35%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.70%) RMADS
2 1 (1.35%) QA
2 1 (1.35%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (21.62%) Active Directory
2 7 (9.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.41%) Docker
4 3 (4.05%) Hyper-V
4 3 (4.05%) VMware Workstation
4 3 (4.05%) vSphere
5 2 (2.70%) Sendmail
5 2 (2.70%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (8.11%) CA Wily
2 5 (6.76%) SCOM
3 4 (5.41%) Ansible
4 3 (4.05%) Nexpose
4 3 (4.05%) Tivoli
5 2 (2.70%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 2 (2.70%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (1.35%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.35%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (1.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 23 (31.08%) Oracle
2 16 (21.62%) VMware
3 15 (20.27%) Microsoft
4 11 (14.86%) CA
4 11 (14.86%) Nimsoft
5 10 (13.51%) Remedy
6 6 (8.11%) Citrix
6 6 (8.11%) F5
6 6 (8.11%) SAP
7 5 (6.76%) Cisco
7 5 (6.76%) NetQoS
8 4 (5.41%) Red Hat
9 3 (4.05%) Adobe
9 3 (4.05%) HP
9 3 (4.05%) IBM
9 3 (4.05%) ILOG
9 3 (4.05%) Intel Security
9 3 (4.05%) Juniper
9 3 (4.05%) LogRhythm
9 3 (4.05%) Symantec
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