Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 10 25
Rank change year-on-year -9 +15 -8
Contract jobs citing Unix 103 315 132
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 8.41% 13.54% 6.77%
As % of the Operating Systems category 28.07% 36.63% 29.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 234 104
North East median daily rate £400 £335 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.40% -29.10% +39.49%
10th Percentile £305 £280 £230
90th Percentile £615 £471 £700
England median daily rate £500 £440 £435
% change year-on-year +13.64% +1.15% +2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 7
North East median hourly rate £45.00 £36.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.29% -1.35% -
10th Percentile £44.50 £29.94 £25.05
90th Percentile £45.50 £55.93 £43.80
England median hourly rate £31.50 £36.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% -2.70% +23.33%

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 367 860 447
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 29.96% 36.97% 22.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 587 245
North East median daily rate £362 £340 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.47% -9.33% +16.28%
10th Percentile £201 £225 £208
90th Percentile £550 £488 £550
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 74 49
North East median hourly rate £15.00 £26.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.40% +10.42% +14.29%
10th Percentile £9.00 £10.51 £12.45
90th Percentile £50.00 £40.00 £43.40
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.77
% change year-on-year +6.06% -1.61% +4.81%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -14 88 £400 +19.40% 8
Durham - 12 £413 - 3
Northumberland - 1 - -
Unix
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 77 (74.76%) Linux
2 55 (53.40%) Shell Script
3 49 (47.57%) Windows
4 47 (45.63%) Solaris
4 47 (45.63%) Oracle
4 47 (45.63%) Red Hat
5 46 (44.66%) Security Cleared
6 38 (36.89%) SQL
7 37 (35.92%) AIX
8 35 (33.98%) HPUX
8 35 (33.98%) HP
8 35 (33.98%) SC Cleared
8 35 (33.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 32 (31.07%) Analytical Skills
10 31 (30.10%) ITIL
11 28 (27.18%) PowerShell
12 27 (26.21%) Data Management
13 25 (24.27%) Sun
13 25 (24.27%) Perl
13 25 (24.27%) WebLogic
14 24 (23.30%) PL/SQL
14 24 (23.30%) JBoss
14 24 (23.30%) DevOps
15 23 (22.33%) Windows Server
16 22 (21.36%) Open Source
17 21 (20.39%) Windows 2000 Server
18 19 (18.45%) Korn
18 19 (18.45%) Tivoli
19 18 (17.48%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
19 18 (17.48%) BMC

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 25 (24.27%) WebLogic
2 24 (23.30%) JBoss
3 14 (13.59%) Apache
4 12 (11.65%) iPlanet
4 12 (11.65%) Oracle Application Server
4 12 (11.65%) SAS
4 12 (11.65%) Tomcat
5 10 (9.71%) Confluence
6 5 (4.85%) MS Exchange
7 4 (3.88%) Exchange Server 2000
7 4 (3.88%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (3.88%) Exchange Server 5.5
8 3 (2.91%) OpenStack
8 3 (2.91%) Tuxedo
9 2 (1.94%) Apache Spark
9 2 (1.94%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (1.94%) MQSeries
9 2 (1.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (1.94%) SharePoint
9 2 (1.94%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 3 (2.91%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.94%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (6.80%) SAP ERP
2 6 (5.83%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (1.94%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.97%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 1 (0.97%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.97%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 17 (16.50%) IaaS
1 17 (16.50%) PaaS
1 17 (16.50%) SaaS
2 11 (10.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.91%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.94%) Boomi
5 1 (0.97%) DigitalOcean
5 1 (0.97%) Linode
Communications & Networking
1 18 (17.48%) Firewall
2 15 (14.56%) TCP/IP
3 14 (13.59%) DNS
4 8 (7.77%) OpenLDAP
4 8 (7.77%) SSH
5 4 (3.88%) SAN
5 4 (3.88%) WAN
5 4 (3.88%) X.500
6 2 (1.94%) FCoE
6 2 (1.94%) iSCSI
6 2 (1.94%) LAN
6 2 (1.94%) NAS
7 1 (0.97%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.97%) Network Security
7 1 (0.97%) SMS
7 1 (0.97%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (11.65%) Relational Database
2 11 (10.68%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (6.80%) Big Data
3 7 (6.80%) BusinessObjects
3 7 (6.80%) NoSQL
3 7 (6.80%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (5.83%) Apache Hive
4 6 (5.83%) HBase
4 6 (5.83%) MongoDB
4 6 (5.83%) Oracle Database
5 5 (4.85%) Data Lake
6 4 (3.88%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 4 (3.88%) Hadoop
6 4 (3.88%) Pentaho
6 4 (3.88%) SQL Server
7 3 (2.91%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (2.91%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (2.91%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.94%) OLTP
8 2 (1.94%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 11 (10.68%) Git (software)
1 11 (10.68%) Jenkins
2 10 (9.71%) JIRA
2 10 (9.71%) Octopus Deploy
2 10 (9.71%) Subversion
3 7 (6.80%) Visual Studio
4 5 (4.85%) ERwin
5 2 (1.94%) Eclipse
5 2 (1.94%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.97%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.97%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.97%) Toad
6 1 (0.97%) Vagrant
General
1 7 (6.80%) Finance
Job Titles
1 26 (25.24%) Analyst
2 19 (18.45%) DevOps Engineer
2 19 (18.45%) Unix Engineer
3 11 (10.68%) Support Analyst
4 10 (9.71%) Solaris Engineer
5 9 (8.74%) Operations Analyst
6 7 (6.80%) Azure DevOps
6 7 (6.80%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 7 (6.80%) Azure Engineer
6 7 (6.80%) Data Engineer
6 7 (6.80%) Support Engineer
7 6 (5.83%) SAS Analyst
7 6 (5.83%) Senior Data Engineer
8 5 (4.85%) 1st Line Support
8 5 (4.85%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 5 (4.85%) Analyst Developer
8 5 (4.85%) Cloud Engineer
8 5 (4.85%) Consultant
8 5 (4.85%) Developer
9 4 (3.88%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (14.56%) ISPF
2 12 (11.65%) .NET
2 12 (11.65%) J2EE
3 11 (10.68%) LDAP
4 9 (8.74%) AngularJS
4 9 (8.74%) JSON
5 7 (6.80%) Angular 2
6 6 (5.83%) XML
7 2 (1.94%) JDBC
7 2 (1.94%) REST
7 2 (1.94%) SOAP
7 2 (1.94%) XSD
7 2 (1.94%) XSL
8 1 (0.97%) ActiveMQ
8 1 (0.97%) LAMP
8 1 (0.97%) LAPP Stack
8 1 (0.97%) Ruby on Rails
8 1 (0.97%) Software Packaging
8 1 (0.97%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 32 (31.07%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (17.48%) Management Information System
3 14 (13.59%) VSAM
4 12 (11.65%) Clustering
5 5 (4.85%) Data Centre
5 5 (4.85%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (3.88%) Computer Science
7 3 (2.91%) User Experience
8 2 (1.94%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.97%) DataPower
9 1 (0.97%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 77 (74.76%) Linux
2 49 (47.57%) Windows
3 47 (45.63%) Solaris
4 37 (35.92%) AIX
5 35 (33.98%) HPUX
5 35 (33.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 23 (22.33%) Windows Server
7 21 (20.39%) Windows 2000 Server
8 17 (16.50%) MVS
9 15 (14.56%) VME
10 14 (13.59%) VMS
11 12 (11.65%) SUSE
12 10 (9.71%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (30.10%) ITIL
2 27 (26.21%) Data Management
3 24 (23.30%) DevOps
4 22 (21.36%) Open Source
5 18 (17.48%) Service Management
6 16 (15.53%) Change Management
7 15 (14.56%) ITIL V3
8 12 (11.65%) High Availability
9 11 (10.68%) Data Modelling
10 10 (9.71%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (9.71%) Configuration Management
10 10 (9.71%) Continuous Delivery
10 10 (9.71%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (9.71%) Data Architecture
10 10 (9.71%) Data Integration
10 10 (9.71%) Load Balancing
10 10 (9.71%) Test Automation
11 8 (7.77%) Continuous Improvement
11 8 (7.77%) Disaster Recovery
12 7 (6.80%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 55 (53.40%) Shell Script
2 38 (36.89%) SQL
3 28 (27.18%) PowerShell
4 25 (24.27%) Perl
5 24 (23.30%) PL/SQL
6 19 (18.45%) Korn
7 15 (14.56%) C
7 15 (14.56%) JCL
8 9 (8.74%) C#
8 9 (8.74%) Python
9 7 (6.80%) Java
10 6 (5.83%) Bash Shell
10 6 (5.83%) C-shell
11 3 (2.91%) COBOL
12 2 (1.94%) JavaScript
12 2 (1.94%) XPath
12 2 (1.94%) XQuery
13 1 (0.97%) Jython
13 1 (0.97%) Ruby
13 1 (0.97%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 46 (44.66%) Security Cleared
2 35 (33.98%) SC Cleared
3 7 (6.80%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (4.85%) DV Cleared
5 4 (3.88%) Degree
6 2 (1.94%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (11.65%) QA
2 5 (4.85%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.97%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (17.48%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 15 (14.56%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 14 (13.59%) RACF
4 10 (9.71%) Samba
5 9 (8.74%) NFS
6 8 (7.77%) Active Directory
6 8 (7.77%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (6.80%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 7 (6.80%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (5.83%) Hyper-V
9 5 (4.85%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 4 (3.88%) KVM
11 2 (1.94%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.97%) Firmware
12 1 (0.97%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.97%) Xen
Systems Management
1 19 (18.45%) Tivoli
2 14 (13.59%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 5 (4.85%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (4.85%) Puppet
4 2 (1.94%) Ansible
4 2 (1.94%) OpenView
5 1 (0.97%) Dollar Universe
5 1 (0.97%) Forum Sentry
5 1 (0.97%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (0.97%) Nagios
5 1 (0.97%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.97%) OpenNMS
5 1 (0.97%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.97%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.97%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 47 (45.63%) Oracle
1 47 (45.63%) Red Hat
2 35 (33.98%) HP
3 25 (24.27%) Sun
4 18 (17.48%) BMC
5 16 (15.53%) ServiceNow
6 15 (14.56%) Microsoft
7 12 (11.65%) Cisco
7 12 (11.65%) Informatica
7 12 (11.65%) Veritas
8 10 (9.71%) F5
9 8 (7.77%) VMware
10 7 (6.80%) SAP
11 6 (5.83%) PlateSpin
11 6 (5.83%) Remedy
12 5 (4.85%) CA
12 5 (4.85%) IBM
13 4 (3.88%) Tableau
14 3 (2.91%) Micro Focus
15 2 (1.94%) Borland