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 3 months to 28 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
England / North East
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 10 24
Rank change year-on-year -18 +14  
Contract jobs citing Unix 51 158 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 7.67% 14.12% 5.44%
As % of the Operating Systems category 27.13% 45.66% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 102 28
Median daily rate £453 £298 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +52.10% -20.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £258 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £473 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £433 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +8.12% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 £16.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +243.75% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.25 £20.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +66.25% -42.85%  

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 North East with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
North East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 188 346 160
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 28.27% 30.92% 21.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 202 83
Median daily rate £400 £285 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +40.35% -12.30%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £230 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £375 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 18 22
Median hourly rate £28.50 £14.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +103.57% +7.69%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.79 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.80 £27.29 £16.16
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +6.45%  

Unix
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East 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 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 3 months to 28 April 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 3 months to 28 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -15 48 £453 +53.38% 3
Durham -9 1 - -
Unix
England

For the 6 months to 28 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 North East region with a requirement for Unix.

1 144 (81.82%) Linux
2 107 (60.80%) Windows
3 96 (54.55%) DevOps
4 78 (44.32%) Agile Software Development
5 76 (43.18%) Oracle
6 73 (41.48%) Analytical Skills
7 69 (39.20%) Open Source
8 60 (34.09%) ITIL
8 60 (34.09%) Red Hat
9 59 (33.52%) AIX
10 53 (30.11%) Change Management
10 53 (30.11%) Security Cleared
11 48 (27.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 47 (26.70%) WebLogic
12 47 (26.70%) SQL
13 46 (26.14%) HP
13 46 (26.14%) Windows Server
14 43 (24.43%) Configuration Management
15 42 (23.86%) PowerShell
15 42 (23.86%) SC Cleared
15 42 (23.86%) Software Packaging
16 41 (23.30%) SaaS
16 41 (23.30%) PaaS
16 41 (23.30%) IaaS
17 40 (22.73%) Problem Management
17 40 (22.73%) Git (software)
17 40 (22.73%) Data Management
17 40 (22.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
17 40 (22.73%) Microsoft Excel
17 40 (22.73%) Microsoft

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 47 (26.70%) WebLogic
2 38 (21.59%) WebSphere
3 26 (14.77%) Confluence
4 18 (10.23%) JBoss
5 9 (5.11%) WebSphere Application Server
6 8 (4.55%) Apache
7 7 (3.98%) Oracle Application Server
8 5 (2.84%) SAS
8 5 (2.84%) Tomcat
8 5 (2.84%) Tuxedo
9 4 (2.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 4 (2.27%) Oracle Workflow
10 3 (1.70%) iPlanet
11 2 (1.14%) FileNet
11 2 (1.14%) IIS
11 2 (1.14%) Jetty
11 2 (1.14%) Mongrel
11 2 (1.14%) nginx
11 2 (1.14%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 40 (22.73%) Microsoft Excel
1 40 (22.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (7.39%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (4.55%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 7 (3.98%) Oracle 11i
4 3 (1.70%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (1.14%) Oracle iRecruitment
6 1 (0.57%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.57%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.57%) Oracle HRMS
6 1 (0.57%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 41 (23.30%) IaaS
1 41 (23.30%) PaaS
1 41 (23.30%) SaaS
2 29 (16.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (15.91%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (10.23%) Trello
5 3 (1.70%) GitHub
6 2 (1.14%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (1.14%) Google App Engine
6 2 (1.14%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (1.14%) HP Helion
6 2 (1.14%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 25 (14.20%) TCP/IP
2 18 (10.23%) LDAP
3 7 (3.98%) HTTP
4 6 (3.41%) CTI
4 6 (3.41%) Firewall
4 6 (3.41%) Internet
4 6 (3.41%) SSL
5 5 (2.84%) DNS
6 3 (1.70%) OpenLDAP
6 3 (1.70%) SSH
7 2 (1.14%) DHCP
7 2 (1.14%) FTP
7 2 (1.14%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (1.14%) IPsec
7 2 (1.14%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (15.91%) BusinessObjects
2 17 (9.66%) Oracle Database
2 17 (9.66%) SQL Server
3 16 (9.09%) MongoDB
4 13 (7.39%) Oracle Reports
5 11 (6.25%) Relational Database
6 10 (5.68%) DB2
7 9 (5.11%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (3.98%) Ingres
8 7 (3.98%) Oracle Database 11g
8 7 (3.98%) RDBMS
9 4 (2.27%) Oracle Database 12c
10 3 (1.70%) Neo4j
10 3 (1.70%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (1.70%) SAS Enterprise Guide
10 3 (1.70%) SAS Enterprise Miner
11 2 (1.14%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 40 (22.73%) Git (software)
2 38 (21.59%) Jenkins
3 32 (18.18%) Sonatype Nexus
4 24 (13.64%) JIRA
5 18 (10.23%) GitLab
6 5 (2.84%) JUnit
7 4 (2.27%) Eclipse
7 4 (2.27%) Selenium
8 3 (1.70%) IntelliJ
9 2 (1.14%) Toad
9 2 (1.14%) Travis CI
10 1 (0.57%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.57%) Gatling
10 1 (0.57%) Subversion
10 1 (0.57%) Xcode
General
1 1 (0.57%) Banking
1 1 (0.57%) Games
Job Titles
1 42 (23.86%) DevOps Engineer
2 22 (12.50%) Administrator
3 21 (11.93%) DBA
3 21 (11.93%) Operations Engineer
4 20 (11.36%) Support Engineer
5 17 (9.66%) Cloud Engineer
5 17 (9.66%) Developer
6 16 (9.09%) Analyst
7 15 (8.52%) Oracle DBA
8 14 (7.95%) Support Analyst
9 13 (7.39%) Operations Analyst
10 12 (6.82%) Operational Support Analyst
10 12 (6.82%) Operations Support Analyst
11 11 (6.25%) Java Developer
11 11 (6.25%) Senior Operations Engineer
12 10 (5.68%) Automation Engineer
13 8 (4.55%) Azure DevOps
13 8 (4.55%) Azure DevOps Engineer
13 8 (4.55%) Azure Engineer
13 8 (4.55%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (23.86%) Software Packaging
2 13 (7.39%) J2EE
3 9 (5.11%) HTML
3 9 (5.11%) Web Services
3 9 (5.11%) WebSphere MQ
4 8 (4.55%) XML
5 7 (3.98%) CSS
5 7 (3.98%) Hibernate
5 7 (3.98%) Middleware
6 6 (3.41%) HTML5
6 6 (3.41%) Spring
7 5 (2.84%) REST
7 5 (2.84%) SOAP
8 4 (2.27%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 3 (1.70%) Dropwizard
9 3 (1.70%) EJB
9 3 (1.70%) J2SE
9 3 (1.70%) JSON
9 3 (1.70%) Play Framework
10 2 (1.14%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 73 (41.48%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 8 (4.55%) Tandem
4 7 (3.98%) Mainframe
5 6 (3.41%) Handset
6 4 (2.27%) Clustering
6 4 (2.27%) IBM Mainframe
7 2 (1.14%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.14%) DataPower
7 2 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.57%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.57%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 144 (81.82%) Linux
2 107 (60.80%) Windows
3 59 (33.52%) AIX
4 48 (27.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 46 (26.14%) Windows Server
6 31 (17.61%) Windows XP
7 28 (15.91%) Windows 2000
8 8 (4.55%) zOS
9 7 (3.98%) VME
10 6 (3.41%) Solaris
11 5 (2.84%) MVS
12 4 (2.27%) Mac OS X
13 2 (1.14%) VMS
14 1 (0.57%) Android
14 1 (0.57%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.57%) HPUX
14 1 (0.57%) SUSE
14 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
14 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (54.55%) DevOps
2 78 (44.32%) Agile Software Development
3 69 (39.20%) Open Source
4 60 (34.09%) ITIL
5 53 (30.11%) Change Management
6 43 (24.43%) Configuration Management
7 40 (22.73%) Data Management
7 40 (22.73%) Problem Management
8 37 (21.02%) Change Control
9 35 (19.89%) Service Management
10 31 (17.61%) PRINCE2
11 27 (15.34%) ITSM
12 24 (13.64%) Operational Acceptance Testing
13 21 (11.93%) Continuous Integration
14 20 (11.36%) Release Management
15 17 (9.66%) Server Monitoring
16 16 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
16 16 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
17 14 (7.95%) High Availability
18 13 (7.39%) OO
Programming Languages
1 47 (26.70%) SQL
2 42 (23.86%) PowerShell
3 31 (17.61%) Perl
4 29 (16.48%) Java
5 22 (12.50%) Shell Script
6 19 (10.80%) VB
7 8 (4.55%) Scala
8 5 (2.84%) COBOL
8 5 (2.84%) JavaScript
8 5 (2.84%) PL/SQL
9 4 (2.27%) Python
9 4 (2.27%) Ruby
10 3 (1.70%) Korn
11 2 (1.14%) C
11 2 (1.14%) VBScript
12 1 (0.57%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.57%) PHP
Qualifications
1 53 (30.11%) Security Cleared
2 42 (23.86%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.98%) BPSS Clearance
3 7 (3.98%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.14%) IBM Certification
5 1 (0.57%) ISEB
5 1 (0.57%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (12.50%) SLA
2 7 (3.98%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.57%) QA
System Software
1 29 (16.48%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.84%) Docker
3 4 (2.27%) Oracle Clusterware
3 4 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.70%) NFS
4 3 (1.70%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 3 (1.70%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 2 (1.14%) Xen
6 1 (0.57%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.57%) KVM
Systems Management
1 30 (17.05%) Puppet
2 29 (16.48%) Ansible
3 25 (14.20%) Dollar Universe
4 18 (10.23%) HP SiteScope
4 18 (10.23%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (6.25%) Tivoli
6 10 (5.68%) Data Guard
7 5 (2.84%) Packer
8 4 (2.27%) Oracle RMAN
9 3 (1.70%) Terraform
10 2 (1.14%) Control-M
10 2 (1.14%) Forum Sentry
11 1 (0.57%) HP Operations Orchestration
11 1 (0.57%) MOM
11 1 (0.57%) SCOM
Vendors
1 76 (43.18%) Oracle
2 60 (34.09%) Red Hat
3 46 (26.14%) HP
4 40 (22.73%) Microsoft
5 25 (14.20%) TIBCO
6 23 (13.07%) Atlassian
7 20 (11.36%) Informatica
8 16 (9.09%) IBM
9 15 (8.52%) Siebel
10 8 (4.55%) Axway
11 7 (3.98%) CA
11 7 (3.98%) Sun
12 4 (2.27%) VMware
13 3 (1.70%) Cisco
13 3 (1.70%) F5
13 3 (1.70%) Veritas
13 3 (1.70%) webMethods
14 2 (1.14%) Google
15 1 (0.57%) Citrix
15 1 (0.57%) PlateSpin