Period
to 20 April 2018

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 20 April 2018 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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 33 12 18
Rank change year-on-year -21 +6 +6
Contract jobs citing Unix 77 197 170
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 6.17% 11.86% 8.59%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.95% 36.55% 35.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 147 112
North East median daily rate £400 £350 £298
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +17.65% -9.85%
10th Percentile £314 £300 £241
90th Percentile £545 £500 £700
England median daily rate £500 £450 £435
% change year-on-year +11.11% +3.57% +2.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
North East median hourly rate - £54.25 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +108.65% -
England median hourly rate £32.50 £40.00 £34.25
% change year-on-year -18.75% +16.79% +14.17%

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 386 539 478
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 30.93% 32.45% 24.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 360 263
North East median daily rate £333 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +16.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £200 £223 £211
90th Percentile £530 £500 £488
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 52 32
North East median hourly rate £14.00 £22.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.78% +9.76% +28.13%
10th Percentile £9.51 £10.25 £11.53
90th Percentile £52.45 £42.90 £44.08
England median hourly rate £17.14 £16.53 £17.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% -2.76% +6.25%

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 20 April 2018.

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 20 April 2018. 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 -27 64 £400 +14.29% 14
Durham +5 10 £413 - 4
Northumberland - 1 - -
Unix
England

For the 6 months to 20 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Unix also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North East region with a requirement for Unix.

1 52 (67.53%) Linux
2 46 (59.74%) Windows
3 38 (49.35%) Shell Script
4 37 (48.05%) Analytical Skills
5 32 (41.56%) Red Hat
6 31 (40.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 30 (38.96%) PowerShell
8 28 (36.36%) Security Cleared
8 28 (36.36%) HP
8 28 (36.36%) AIX
9 27 (35.06%) Windows Server
10 26 (33.77%) Problem-Solving
11 25 (32.47%) Solaris
11 25 (32.47%) Open Source
12 24 (31.17%) HPUX
13 23 (29.87%) ITIL
13 23 (29.87%) MVS
13 23 (29.87%) DevOps
14 22 (28.57%) Windows 2000 Server
15 21 (27.27%) VME
15 21 (27.27%) Data Management
15 21 (27.27%) Service Management
15 21 (27.27%) SQL
16 20 (25.97%) Management Information System
17 19 (24.68%) Oracle
17 19 (24.68%) SC Cleared
18 18 (23.38%) C
18 18 (23.38%) Change Management
18 18 (23.38%) Tivoli
18 18 (23.38%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler

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 16 (20.78%) WebLogic
2 14 (18.18%) WebSphere
3 12 (15.58%) SAS
4 9 (11.69%) Confluence
5 7 (9.09%) JBoss
5 7 (9.09%) WebSphere Application Server
6 6 (7.79%) FileNet
6 6 (7.79%) MS Exchange
7 5 (6.49%) Exchange Server 2000
7 5 (6.49%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (6.49%) Exchange Server 5.5
8 4 (5.19%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (2.60%) Apache
9 2 (2.60%) WebSphere Portal
10 1 (1.30%) Apache Spark
10 1 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (1.30%) Oracle Application Server
10 1 (1.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (1.30%) Tomcat
10 1 (1.30%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (6.49%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 2 (2.60%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (22.08%) IaaS
1 17 (22.08%) PaaS
1 17 (22.08%) SaaS
2 14 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (3.90%) Datadog
5 1 (1.30%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.99%) SSL
2 6 (7.79%) HTTPS
3 5 (6.49%) WAN
3 5 (6.49%) X.500
4 4 (5.19%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (5.19%) LAN
4 4 (5.19%) Network Security
5 3 (3.90%) Firewall
5 3 (3.90%) SMS
6 1 (1.30%) DNS
6 1 (1.30%) FCoE
6 1 (1.30%) iSCSI
6 1 (1.30%) SAN
6 1 (1.30%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.69%) BusinessObjects
2 5 (6.49%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (6.49%) Relational Database
3 4 (5.19%) Oracle Database
4 3 (3.90%) Amazon Redshift
4 3 (3.90%) Apache Hive
4 3 (3.90%) Big Data
4 3 (3.90%) Data Lake
4 3 (3.90%) HBase
4 3 (3.90%) MongoDB
4 3 (3.90%) NoSQL
4 3 (3.90%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (2.60%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.60%) Hadoop
5 2 (2.60%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (2.60%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (2.60%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (2.60%) Pentaho
5 2 (2.60%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.30%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 16 (20.78%) Jenkins
2 11 (14.29%) Git (software)
3 9 (11.69%) JIRA
3 9 (11.69%) Octopus Deploy
3 9 (11.69%) Subversion
4 6 (7.79%) Visual Studio
5 4 (5.19%) ERwin
6 3 (3.90%) TeamCity
7 2 (2.60%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (2.60%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (1.30%) Eclipse
General
1 3 (3.90%) Finance
Job Titles
1 33 (42.86%) Analyst
2 21 (27.27%) DevOps Engineer
3 18 (23.38%) Support Analyst
4 14 (18.18%) Operations Analyst
5 9 (11.69%) Operational Support Analyst
5 9 (11.69%) Operations Support Analyst
5 9 (11.69%) SAS Analyst
6 7 (9.09%) Azure DevOps
6 7 (9.09%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 7 (9.09%) Azure Engineer
6 7 (9.09%) Developer
7 5 (6.49%) 1st Line Support
7 5 (6.49%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 5 (6.49%) Analyst Developer
7 5 (6.49%) Applications Developer
7 5 (6.49%) Applications Support
7 5 (6.49%) SAS Developer
7 5 (6.49%) Unix Engineer
8 4 (5.19%) Operations Engineer
8 4 (5.19%) Unix Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (19.48%) ISPF
2 11 (14.29%) .NET
3 8 (10.39%) AngularJS
4 7 (9.09%) JSON
5 6 (7.79%) Angular 2
5 6 (7.79%) Software Packaging
5 6 (7.79%) WebSphere MQ
6 4 (5.19%) Elastic Stack
6 4 (5.19%) LDAP
6 4 (5.19%) Web Services
7 3 (3.90%) XML
8 2 (2.60%) CSS
8 2 (2.60%) HTML
8 2 (2.60%) JDBC
8 2 (2.60%) RESTful
9 1 (1.30%) J2EE
9 1 (1.30%) REST
9 1 (1.30%) SOAP
9 1 (1.30%) XSD
9 1 (1.30%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 37 (48.05%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (25.97%) Management Information System
3 14 (18.18%) VSAM
4 4 (5.19%) DataPower
4 4 (5.19%) Private Cloud
5 3 (3.90%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.90%) Data Centre
5 3 (3.90%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.60%) Blog
6 2 (2.60%) Mainframe
6 2 (2.60%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.30%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.30%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 52 (67.53%) Linux
2 46 (59.74%) Windows
3 31 (40.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 28 (36.36%) AIX
5 27 (35.06%) Windows Server
6 25 (32.47%) Solaris
7 24 (31.17%) HPUX
8 23 (29.87%) MVS
9 22 (28.57%) Windows 2000 Server
10 21 (27.27%) VME
11 14 (18.18%) VMS
12 4 (5.19%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (2.60%) Mac OS
14 1 (1.30%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (33.77%) Problem-Solving
2 25 (32.47%) Open Source
3 23 (29.87%) DevOps
3 23 (29.87%) ITIL
4 21 (27.27%) Data Management
4 21 (27.27%) Service Management
5 18 (23.38%) Change Management
6 17 (22.08%) ITIL V3
7 16 (20.78%) Agile Software Development
8 15 (19.48%) Configuration Management
9 14 (18.18%) Test Automation
10 13 (16.88%) Statistics
11 9 (11.69%) Coaching
11 9 (11.69%) Continuous Delivery
11 9 (11.69%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (11.69%) Migration
12 8 (10.39%) Decision-Making
12 8 (10.39%) Mentoring
13 6 (7.79%) Continuous Improvement
14 5 (6.49%) OO
Programming Languages
1 38 (49.35%) Shell Script
2 30 (38.96%) PowerShell
3 21 (27.27%) SQL
4 18 (23.38%) C
5 15 (19.48%) JCL
5 15 (19.48%) Perl
6 14 (18.18%) Java
7 8 (10.39%) C#
8 5 (6.49%) PL/SQL
8 5 (6.49%) Python
8 5 (6.49%) Ruby
9 4 (5.19%) Bash Shell
9 4 (5.19%) JavaScript
10 3 (3.90%) C++
11 2 (2.60%) Go
11 2 (2.60%) Korn
11 2 (2.60%) Scala
12 1 (1.30%) C-shell
12 1 (1.30%) XPath
12 1 (1.30%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 28 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 19 (24.68%) SC Cleared
3 6 (7.79%) DV Cleared
4 3 (3.90%) Degree
5 1 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.19%) QA
2 3 (3.90%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.30%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (23.38%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 15 (19.48%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 14 (18.18%) RACF
4 7 (9.09%) Samba
5 3 (3.90%) Docker
6 2 (2.60%) Active Directory
7 1 (1.30%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 18 (23.38%) Tivoli
2 16 (20.78%) Puppet
3 14 (18.18%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 6 (7.79%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (6.49%) Ansible
6 4 (5.19%) Forum Sentry
6 4 (5.19%) Kubernetes
7 3 (3.90%) Nagios
7 3 (3.90%) Packer
7 3 (3.90%) Terraform
8 2 (2.60%) Dollar Universe
9 1 (1.30%) Kibana
9 1 (1.30%) logstash
Vendors
1 32 (41.56%) Red Hat
2 28 (36.36%) HP
3 19 (24.68%) Oracle
4 18 (23.38%) BMC
5 16 (20.78%) ServiceNow
6 12 (15.58%) Axway
7 11 (14.29%) IBM
7 11 (14.29%) Microsoft
7 11 (14.29%) Sun
8 10 (12.99%) Informatica
9 9 (11.69%) Remedy
10 6 (7.79%) Fujitsu
11 5 (6.49%) Siebel
12 4 (5.19%) Cisco
13 3 (3.90%) CA
13 3 (3.90%) New Relic
13 3 (3.90%) Splunk
14 2 (2.60%) Cloudera
14 2 (2.60%) Hortonworks
14 2 (2.60%) Tableau