The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 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 27 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.

Unix
Tyne and Wear / Newcastle upon Tyne
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 17 13
Rank change year-on-year -8 -4  
Contract jobs citing Unix 53 54 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 9.93% 8.28% 11.62%
As % of the Operating Systems category 30.81% 46.96% 42.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 34 31
Median daily rate £429 £290 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +47.84% -30.95%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £256 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £685 £492
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 £35.00
% change year-on-year -10.00% -  

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 Newcastle upon Tyne with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 172 115 108
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 32.21% 17.64% 27.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 67 60
Median daily rate £390 £285 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.72% -21.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £175 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £405 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +7.58% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 2 10
Median hourly rate £22.50 £15.25 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.54% +27.08%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.79 £15.25 £10.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £17.85 £18.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.84 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.44% +8.64%  

Unix
Job Vacancy Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 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 Newcastle upon Tyne

Unix
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unix in Newcastle upon Tyne

Unix
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unix in Newcastle upon Tyne over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unix in Newcastle upon Tyne

Unix
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix in Newcastle upon Tyne

Unix
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 27 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 Newcastle upon Tyne region with a requirement for Unix.

1 179 (82.49%) Linux
2 133 (61.29%) Windows
3 105 (48.39%) DevOps
4 90 (41.47%) Oracle
5 88 (40.55%) Agile Software Development
6 83 (38.25%) AIX
6 83 (38.25%) Analytical Skills
7 76 (35.02%) Red Hat
8 73 (33.64%) ITIL
8 73 (33.64%) Open Source
9 70 (32.26%) SQL
10 67 (30.88%) Security Cleared
11 64 (29.49%) HP
12 63 (29.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 62 (28.57%) Windows Server
14 61 (28.11%) Change Management
15 56 (25.81%) WebLogic
16 55 (25.35%) SC Cleared
17 53 (24.42%) Perl
18 50 (23.04%) Configuration Management
19 49 (22.58%) WebSphere
20 48 (22.12%) Software Packaging
20 48 (22.12%) Microsoft
21 46 (21.20%) Problem Management
21 46 (21.20%) Data Management
22 44 (20.28%) PowerShell
22 44 (20.28%) Java
22 44 (20.28%) MS Excel
22 44 (20.28%) IaaS
22 44 (20.28%) SaaS

Unix
Co-occurring IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne 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 56 (25.81%) WebLogic
2 49 (22.58%) WebSphere
3 28 (12.90%) Confluence
3 28 (12.90%) JBoss
4 17 (7.83%) WebSphere Application Server
5 9 (4.15%) Oracle Application Server
6 8 (3.69%) Apache
6 8 (3.69%) Tuxedo
7 7 (3.23%) Oracle Workflow
8 6 (2.76%) Tomcat
9 5 (2.30%) FileNet
9 5 (2.30%) SAS
10 4 (1.84%) iPlanet
10 4 (1.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 3 (1.38%) MQSeries
11 3 (1.38%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 2 (0.92%) IIS
12 2 (0.92%) Jetty
12 2 (0.92%) Mongrel
12 2 (0.92%) nginx
Applications
1 44 (20.28%) MS Excel
2 43 (19.82%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (5.99%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
1 13 (5.99%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (3.23%) Oracle 11i
3 3 (1.38%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.92%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.92%) Oracle iRecruitment
5 1 (0.46%) OpenText MBPM
5 1 (0.46%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.46%) Oracle HRMS
5 1 (0.46%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 44 (20.28%) IaaS
1 44 (20.28%) PaaS
1 44 (20.28%) SaaS
2 27 (12.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (11.98%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (7.37%) Trello
5 5 (2.30%) OpenShift
6 3 (1.38%) GitHub
6 3 (1.38%) HP Helion
7 2 (0.92%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.92%) Google App Engine
7 2 (0.92%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 36 (16.59%) TCP/IP
2 29 (13.36%) LDAP
3 15 (6.91%) SSL
4 13 (5.99%) Firewall
5 10 (4.61%) DNS
6 8 (3.69%) Internet
6 8 (3.69%) OpenLDAP
6 8 (3.69%) SSH
7 7 (3.23%) HTTP
8 6 (2.76%) CTI
9 5 (2.30%) Intrusion Detection
9 5 (2.30%) Network Security
10 2 (0.92%) DHCP
10 2 (0.92%) FTP
10 2 (0.92%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (14.75%) BusinessObjects
2 18 (8.29%) SQL Server
3 17 (7.83%) Oracle Database
4 15 (6.91%) MongoDB
5 13 (5.99%) Oracle Reports
6 11 (5.07%) DB2
6 11 (5.07%) Relational Database
7 9 (4.15%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (3.23%) Ingres
8 7 (3.23%) Oracle Database 11g
8 7 (3.23%) RDBMS
9 4 (1.84%) Oracle Database 12c
10 3 (1.38%) Neo4j
10 3 (1.38%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (1.38%) SAS Enterprise Guide
10 3 (1.38%) SAS Enterprise Miner
11 2 (0.92%) Oracle Discoverer
12 1 (0.46%) DTS
Development Applications
1 41 (18.89%) Git (software)
2 34 (15.67%) Jenkins
3 28 (12.90%) Sonatype Nexus
4 26 (11.98%) JIRA
5 16 (7.37%) GitLab
6 4 (1.84%) Log4j
7 3 (1.38%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.92%) IntelliJ
8 2 (0.92%) JUnit
8 2 (0.92%) ProC
8 2 (0.92%) Selenium
8 2 (0.92%) Toad
8 2 (0.92%) Travis CI
9 1 (0.46%) Subversion
9 1 (0.46%) Xcode
General
1 3 (1.38%) Manufacturing
2 2 (0.92%) Finance
3 1 (0.46%) Banking
3 1 (0.46%) Games
Job Titles
1 48 (22.12%) DevOps Engineer
2 24 (11.06%) Administrator
3 23 (10.60%) Operations Engineer
4 21 (9.68%) DBA
4 21 (9.68%) Support Engineer
5 16 (7.37%) Developer
5 16 (7.37%) Unix Engineer
6 15 (6.91%) Analyst
6 15 (6.91%) Cloud Engineer
6 15 (6.91%) Oracle DBA
7 14 (6.45%) Support Analyst
8 13 (5.99%) Operations Analyst
8 13 (5.99%) Senior Operations Engineer
9 12 (5.53%) Automation Engineer
9 12 (5.53%) Operational Support Analyst
9 12 (5.53%) Operations Support Analyst
10 8 (3.69%) Azure DevOps
10 8 (3.69%) Azure Engineer
10 8 (3.69%) Java Developer
10 8 (3.69%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (22.12%) Software Packaging
2 14 (6.45%) J2EE
2 14 (6.45%) Web Services
2 14 (6.45%) WebSphere MQ
3 12 (5.53%) Middleware
4 9 (4.15%) REST
5 8 (3.69%) XML
6 7 (3.23%) SOAP
7 6 (2.76%) Hibernate
7 6 (2.76%) HTML
8 4 (1.84%) CSS
8 4 (1.84%) JAX-RPC
8 4 (1.84%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 4 (1.84%) WSDL
8 4 (1.84%) XSL
8 4 (1.84%) XSLT
9 3 (1.38%) .NET
9 3 (1.38%) Dropwizard
9 3 (1.38%) HTML5
9 3 (1.38%) IBM Integration Bus
Miscellaneous
1 83 (38.25%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (6.91%) Tandem
3 14 (6.45%) Mainframe
4 13 (5.99%) Management Information System
5 10 (4.61%) IBM Mainframe
6 7 (3.23%) Clustering
7 6 (2.76%) Handset
8 5 (2.30%) Data Centre
8 5 (2.30%) DataPower
9 3 (1.38%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.92%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.46%) AS400
11 1 (0.46%) Computer Science
11 1 (0.46%) HACMP
11 1 (0.46%) User Experience
11 1 (0.46%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 179 (82.49%) Linux
2 133 (61.29%) Windows
3 83 (38.25%) AIX
4 63 (29.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 62 (28.57%) Windows Server
6 39 (17.97%) Windows XP
7 31 (14.29%) Windows 2000
8 22 (10.14%) Solaris
9 14 (6.45%) zOS
10 7 (3.23%) VME
11 5 (2.30%) MVS
11 5 (2.30%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (1.84%) Mac OS X
12 4 (1.84%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (1.38%) OS/390
14 2 (0.92%) HPUX
14 2 (0.92%) VMS
14 2 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
15 1 (0.46%) Android
15 1 (0.46%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (48.39%) DevOps
2 88 (40.55%) Agile Software Development
3 73 (33.64%) ITIL
3 73 (33.64%) Open Source
4 61 (28.11%) Change Management
5 50 (23.04%) Configuration Management
6 46 (21.20%) Data Management
6 46 (21.20%) Problem Management
7 44 (20.28%) Change Control
8 38 (17.51%) Service Management
9 35 (16.13%) PRINCE2
10 30 (13.82%) ITSM
10 30 (13.82%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 24 (11.06%) Release Management
12 23 (10.60%) OO
13 19 (8.76%) Continuous Integration
14 18 (8.29%) Server Monitoring
15 17 (7.83%) High Availability
16 16 (7.37%) Incident Management
16 16 (7.37%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 70 (32.26%) SQL
2 53 (24.42%) Perl
3 44 (20.28%) Java
3 44 (20.28%) PowerShell
4 34 (15.67%) Shell Script
5 29 (13.36%) VB
6 12 (5.53%) PL/SQL
7 8 (3.69%) Korn
8 7 (3.23%) Scala
9 5 (2.30%) C
9 5 (2.30%) COBOL
10 4 (1.84%) Python
10 4 (1.84%) Ruby
11 3 (1.38%) VBScript
12 2 (0.92%) JavaScript
13 1 (0.46%) C#
13 1 (0.46%) C++
13 1 (0.46%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.46%) PHP
Qualifications
1 67 (30.88%) Security Cleared
2 55 (25.35%) SC Cleared
3 14 (6.45%) BPSS Clearance
4 11 (5.07%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.92%) CCNA
5 2 (0.92%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (0.92%) IBM Certification
5 2 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (0.92%) MCSE
5 2 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.46%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.46%) CCA
6 1 (0.46%) CCNP
6 1 (0.46%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.46%) Degree
6 1 (0.46%) IBM AIX Certification
6 1 (0.46%) MCDBA
6 1 (0.46%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (12.44%) SLA
2 8 (3.69%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.92%) QA
System Software
1 35 (16.13%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.69%) NFS
2 8 (3.69%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 7 (3.23%) Docker
3 7 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.84%) Oracle Clusterware
4 4 (1.84%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 2 (0.92%) Xen
6 1 (0.46%) GPFS
6 1 (0.46%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.46%) KVM
6 1 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.46%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 37 (17.05%) Puppet
2 27 (12.44%) Ansible
3 26 (11.98%) Opscode Chef
4 23 (10.60%) Dollar Universe
5 20 (9.22%) HP SiteScope
6 18 (8.29%) Tivoli
7 10 (4.61%) Data Guard
8 7 (3.23%) Control-M
9 5 (2.30%) Forum Sentry
9 5 (2.30%) Packer
10 4 (1.84%) Oracle RMAN
11 3 (1.38%) MOM
11 3 (1.38%) Terraform
12 2 (0.92%) SCOM
13 1 (0.46%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 90 (41.47%) Oracle
2 76 (35.02%) Red Hat
3 64 (29.49%) HP
4 48 (22.12%) Microsoft
5 35 (16.13%) IBM
6 25 (11.52%) Atlassian
6 25 (11.52%) Informatica
7 23 (10.60%) TIBCO
8 20 (9.22%) Siebel
9 16 (7.37%) Sun
10 14 (6.45%) Axway
11 13 (5.99%) CA
12 7 (3.23%) VMware
13 5 (2.30%) Cisco
14 4 (1.84%) F5
14 4 (1.84%) Veritas
15 3 (1.38%) Citrix
16 2 (0.92%) Google
16 2 (0.92%) webMethods
17 1 (0.46%) Capita