Period
to 10 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for Unix skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Unix over the 6 months to 10 December 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 > North East
6 months to
10 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 10 22
Rank change year-on-year -2 +12 -8
Contract jobs citing Unix 130 404 140
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 10.73% 15.62% 6.83%
As % of the Operating Systems category 34.57% 37.86% 27.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 294 102
North East median daily rate £400 £325 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.08% -23.53% +28.79%
10th Percentile £263 £235 £241
90th Percentile £615 £471 £663
England median daily rate £475 £438 £434
% change year-on-year +8.57% +0.81% +2.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 15 10
North East median hourly rate £45.00 £36.00 £37.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -3.36% -
10th Percentile £44.50 £17.50 £23.23
90th Percentile £45.50 £47.95 £43.88
England median hourly rate £30.38 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -13.21% -2.78% +18.03%

Unix is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
North East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 376 1067 501
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 31.02% 41.26% 24.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 273 711 282
North East median daily rate £350 £330 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% -12.00% +17.19%
10th Percentile £195 £218 £213
90th Percentile £538 £475 £549
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 88 57
North East median hourly rate £20.75 £28.00 £22.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.89% +22.54% -3.79%
10th Percentile £9.00 £11.94 £11.72
90th Percentile £47.50 £36.00 £43.30
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% - +3.13%

Unix
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing Unix as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for Unix in the North East

Unix
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unix in the North East

Unix
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unix in the North East over the 6 months to 10 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unix in the North East

Unix
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix in the North East

Unix
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix within the North East region over the 6 months to 10 December 2017. 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
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -1 116 £400 +23.08% 2
Durham +12 12 £413 +37.50% 2
Unix
England

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 North East region with a requirement for Unix.

1 103 (79.23%) Linux
2 93 (71.54%) Oracle
3 75 (57.69%) Red Hat
4 69 (53.08%) WebLogic
5 63 (48.46%) JBoss
5 63 (48.46%) Security Cleared
6 56 (43.08%) SQL
7 55 (42.31%) SC Cleared
8 54 (41.54%) AIX
9 50 (38.46%) Windows
10 47 (36.15%) DevOps
11 46 (35.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 45 (34.62%) Perl
12 45 (34.62%) Shell Script
13 42 (32.31%) Sun
14 41 (31.54%) Solaris
15 40 (30.77%) HP
16 39 (30.00%) Firewall
17 38 (29.23%) Korn
18 36 (27.69%) PL/SQL
19 33 (25.38%) ITIL
19 33 (25.38%) LDAP
19 33 (25.38%) DNS
20 31 (23.85%) Apache
21 30 (23.08%) HPUX
21 30 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
22 29 (22.31%) Tomcat
22 29 (22.31%) TCP/IP
22 29 (22.31%) SUSE
22 29 (22.31%) iPlanet

Unix
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 69 (53.08%) WebLogic
2 63 (48.46%) JBoss
3 31 (23.85%) Apache
4 29 (22.31%) iPlanet
4 29 (22.31%) Tomcat
5 27 (20.77%) Oracle Application Server
6 13 (10.00%) WebSphere
6 13 (10.00%) WebSphere Application Server
7 11 (8.46%) Confluence
7 11 (8.46%) SAS
8 10 (7.69%) SharePoint
9 9 (6.92%) OpenStack
10 8 (6.15%) BizTalk Server
10 8 (6.15%) MQSeries
11 7 (5.38%) WebLogic Portal
12 5 (3.85%) Oracle Workflow
13 4 (3.08%) FileNet
14 3 (2.31%) Tuxedo
15 2 (1.54%) Drupal
15 2 (1.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 8 (6.15%) Microsoft Office
1 8 (6.15%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 15 (11.54%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 13 (10.00%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 7 (5.38%) SAP ERP
4 3 (2.31%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.77%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 14 (10.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (4.62%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.54%) Boomi
4 1 (0.77%) DigitalOcean
4 1 (0.77%) Linode
4 1 (0.77%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 39 (30.00%) Firewall
2 33 (25.38%) DNS
2 33 (25.38%) LDAP
3 29 (22.31%) TCP/IP
4 20 (15.38%) OpenLDAP
4 20 (15.38%) SSH
5 13 (10.00%) SAN
6 8 (6.15%) FCoE
6 8 (6.15%) iSCSI
6 8 (6.15%) NAS
6 8 (6.15%) X.21
7 6 (4.62%) WAN
8 5 (3.85%) Intrusion Detection
8 5 (3.85%) Network Security
8 5 (3.85%) SSL
9 2 (1.54%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (10.77%) BusinessObjects
2 13 (10.00%) Relational Database
3 12 (9.23%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (6.92%) Big Data
4 9 (6.92%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (6.15%) Apache Hive
5 8 (6.15%) HBase
5 8 (6.15%) MongoDB
5 8 (6.15%) Oracle Database
6 6 (4.62%) Data Lake
6 6 (4.62%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 6 (4.62%) Hadoop
6 6 (4.62%) NoSQL
6 6 (4.62%) Oracle Reports
6 6 (4.62%) Pentaho
6 6 (4.62%) SQL Server
7 5 (3.85%) RDBMS
8 3 (2.31%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (2.31%) SQLPlus
9 2 (1.54%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 15 (11.54%) Git (software)
2 13 (10.00%) Jenkins
3 11 (8.46%) JIRA
4 10 (7.69%) Octopus Deploy
4 10 (7.69%) Subversion
5 7 (5.38%) Visual Studio
6 6 (4.62%) ERwin
7 3 (2.31%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (2.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 3 (2.31%) Toad
8 2 (1.54%) Eclipse
8 2 (1.54%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.77%) GitLab
9 1 (0.77%) Vagrant
General
1 10 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 37 (28.46%) DevOps Engineer
2 33 (25.38%) Unix Engineer
3 21 (16.15%) AIX Engineer
4 18 (13.85%) Cloud Engineer
5 14 (10.77%) Solaris Engineer
6 11 (8.46%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 10 (7.69%) Linux Engineer
7 10 (7.69%) Support Engineer
8 7 (5.38%) Analyst
8 7 (5.38%) Azure DevOps
8 7 (5.38%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 7 (5.38%) Azure Engineer
9 6 (4.62%) Administrator
9 6 (4.62%) Architect
9 6 (4.62%) Consultant
9 6 (4.62%) Data Architect
9 6 (4.62%) Data Engineer
9 6 (4.62%) Lead Architect
9 6 (4.62%) Lead Data Architect
9 6 (4.62%) Senior Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (21.54%) J2EE
2 15 (11.54%) Software Packaging
3 13 (10.00%) WebSphere MQ
4 12 (9.23%) .NET
5 9 (6.92%) AngularJS
5 9 (6.92%) JSON
6 7 (5.38%) Angular 2
7 6 (4.62%) XML
8 2 (1.54%) JDBC
8 2 (1.54%) REST
8 2 (1.54%) SOAP
8 2 (1.54%) XSD
8 2 (1.54%) XSL
9 1 (0.77%) ActiveMQ
9 1 (0.77%) LAMP
9 1 (0.77%) LAPP Stack
9 1 (0.77%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 30 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (20.00%) Clustering
3 16 (12.31%) Data Centre
4 11 (8.46%) Private Cloud
5 6 (4.62%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (4.62%) Management Information System
6 5 (3.85%) DataPower
6 5 (3.85%) Grid Computing
7 4 (3.08%) Computer Science
8 3 (2.31%) User Experience
9 1 (0.77%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 103 (79.23%) Linux
2 54 (41.54%) AIX
3 50 (38.46%) Windows
4 46 (35.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 41 (31.54%) Solaris
6 30 (23.08%) HPUX
7 29 (22.31%) SUSE
8 22 (16.92%) Windows XP
9 7 (5.38%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (36.15%) DevOps
2 33 (25.38%) ITIL
3 25 (19.23%) High Availability
4 24 (18.46%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (16.92%) Load Balancing
6 19 (14.62%) OO
7 14 (10.77%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 13 (10.00%) Configuration Management
8 13 (10.00%) Data Management
8 13 (10.00%) Unit Testing
9 12 (9.23%) Data Architecture
9 12 (9.23%) Data Integration
9 12 (9.23%) Data Modelling
10 11 (8.46%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (7.69%) Continuous Delivery
11 10 (7.69%) Test Automation
12 9 (6.92%) Open Source
13 8 (6.15%) Analytics
13 8 (6.15%) Disaster Recovery
13 8 (6.15%) Procure-to-Pay
Programming Languages
1 56 (43.08%) SQL
2 45 (34.62%) Perl
2 45 (34.62%) Shell Script
3 38 (29.23%) Korn
4 36 (27.69%) PL/SQL
5 16 (12.31%) Bash Shell
5 16 (12.31%) C-shell
6 13 (10.00%) PowerShell
7 11 (8.46%) Java
8 10 (7.69%) Python
9 9 (6.92%) C#
10 3 (2.31%) COBOL
11 2 (1.54%) JavaScript
11 2 (1.54%) R
11 2 (1.54%) VB
11 2 (1.54%) XPath
11 2 (1.54%) XQuery
12 1 (0.77%) Jython
12 1 (0.77%) PHP
12 1 (0.77%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 63 (48.46%) Security Cleared
2 55 (42.31%) SC Cleared
3 8 (6.15%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (3.08%) Degree
5 2 (1.54%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (10.00%) QA
2 6 (4.62%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.77%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (16.92%) Active Directory
2 21 (16.15%) NFS
3 16 (12.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (11.54%) Hyper-V
5 14 (10.77%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 13 (10.00%) KVM
7 12 (9.23%) Samba
8 8 (6.15%) Oracle RAC
8 8 (6.15%) Virtual Machines
9 7 (5.38%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.77%) Firmware
10 1 (0.77%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.77%) Xen
Systems Management
1 20 (15.38%) Opscode Chef
1 20 (15.38%) Puppet
2 8 (6.15%) OpenView
3 5 (3.85%) Forum Sentry
4 4 (3.08%) Ansible
5 2 (1.54%) Dollar Universe
5 2 (1.54%) HP SiteScope
5 2 (1.54%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.77%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.77%) MOM
6 1 (0.77%) Nagios
6 1 (0.77%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.77%) OpenNMS
6 1 (0.77%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.77%) SCOM
6 1 (0.77%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.77%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 93 (71.54%) Oracle
2 75 (57.69%) Red Hat
3 42 (32.31%) Sun
4 40 (30.77%) HP
5 25 (19.23%) Informatica
6 22 (16.92%) Cisco
6 22 (16.92%) F5
7 21 (16.15%) Veritas
8 20 (15.38%) IBM
9 17 (13.08%) Microsoft
9 17 (13.08%) VMware
10 15 (11.54%) PlateSpin
11 13 (10.00%) Axway
11 13 (10.00%) Siebel
12 8 (6.15%) Cognos
12 8 (6.15%) Opsware
13 7 (5.38%) SAP
14 6 (4.62%) CA
14 6 (4.62%) Tableau
15 3 (2.31%) Borland