Period
to 23 July 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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 10 34
Rank change year-on-year -4 +24 -23
Contract jobs citing Unix 124 394 79
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 9.69% 15.15% 4.77%
As % of the Operating Systems category 34.54% 39.01% 19.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 279 49
North East median daily rate £400 £295 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.59% -26.25% +46.12%
10th Percentile £272 £225 £256
90th Percentile £556 £500 £518
England median daily rate £475 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +10.59% +1.06% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 12 3
North East median hourly rate £55.00 £27.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +103.70% -28.00% -
England median hourly rate £38.25 £28.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +36.61% -6.67% +9.09%

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 359 1010 400
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 28.05% 38.83% 24.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 641 213
North East median daily rate £350 £290 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.69% -17.14% +33.97%
10th Percentile £223 £209 £190
90th Percentile £504 £434 £511
England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 67 47
North East median hourly rate £13.50 £28.00 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.79% +73.27% +15.43%
10th Percentile £9.08 £11.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £41.40 £36.20 £29.75
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.16
% change year-on-year - +2.10% +2.60%

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 July 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 23 July 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 -2 119 £400 +37.93% 2
Durham -13 2 - -
Unix
England

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 98 (79.03%) Linux
2 91 (73.39%) Oracle
3 86 (69.35%) WebLogic
4 84 (67.74%) Red Hat
5 66 (53.23%) Security Cleared
6 60 (48.39%) DevOps
7 55 (44.35%) SC Cleared
7 55 (44.35%) Windows
8 52 (41.94%) JBoss
8 52 (41.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 47 (37.90%) Agile Software Development
9 47 (37.90%) AIX
9 47 (37.90%) HP
10 45 (36.29%) Analytical Skills
11 38 (30.65%) Software Packaging
12 36 (29.03%) Active Directory
13 35 (28.23%) Git (software)
14 33 (26.61%) ITIL
15 32 (25.81%) Jenkins
15 32 (25.81%) Windows Server
16 31 (25.00%) SQL
16 31 (25.00%) Sun
17 30 (24.19%) BusinessObjects
17 30 (24.19%) Firewall
18 29 (23.39%) Apache
18 29 (23.39%) J2EE
18 29 (23.39%) Sonatype Nexus
19 28 (22.58%) Perl
19 28 (22.58%) HPUX
19 28 (22.58%) Solaris

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 86 (69.35%) WebLogic
2 52 (41.94%) JBoss
3 29 (23.39%) Apache
4 26 (20.97%) iPlanet
4 26 (20.97%) Tomcat
5 24 (19.35%) Oracle Application Server
6 19 (15.32%) Confluence
7 14 (11.29%) WebSphere
8 13 (10.48%) WebSphere Application Server
9 8 (6.45%) SharePoint
10 6 (4.84%) BizTalk Server
10 6 (4.84%) MQSeries
10 6 (4.84%) OpenStack
10 6 (4.84%) Oracle Workflow
11 5 (4.03%) Tuxedo
11 5 (4.03%) WebLogic Portal
12 4 (3.23%) SAS
13 3 (2.42%) FileNet
14 2 (1.61%) Drupal
15 1 (0.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 6 (4.84%) Microsoft Office
1 6 (4.84%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (2.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (10.48%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 9 (7.26%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 4 (3.23%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (3.23%) Siebel CRM
4 2 (1.61%) Oracle iRecruitment
5 1 (0.81%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.81%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 26 (20.97%) Amazon AWS
1 26 (20.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (15.32%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 30 (24.19%) Firewall
2 27 (21.77%) TCP/IP
3 22 (17.74%) LDAP
4 19 (15.32%) DNS
5 12 (9.68%) OpenLDAP
5 12 (9.68%) SSH
6 10 (8.06%) SAN
7 8 (6.45%) X.21
8 6 (4.84%) FCoE
8 6 (4.84%) iSCSI
8 6 (4.84%) NAS
9 5 (4.03%) Network Security
10 4 (3.23%) CTI
10 4 (3.23%) Intrusion Detection
10 4 (3.23%) SSL
10 4 (3.23%) WAN
11 2 (1.61%) Internet
11 2 (1.61%) VLAN
12 1 (0.81%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (24.19%) BusinessObjects
2 6 (4.84%) MongoDB
2 6 (4.84%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (3.23%) SQL Server
4 3 (2.42%) Apache Hive
4 3 (2.42%) Big Data
4 3 (2.42%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.42%) HBase
4 3 (2.42%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.42%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (2.42%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.61%) Data Lake
5 2 (1.61%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.61%) GIS
5 2 (1.61%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.61%) Oracle Discoverer
5 2 (1.61%) Pentaho
5 2 (1.61%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.61%) SQLPlus
6 1 (0.81%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 35 (28.23%) Git (software)
2 32 (25.81%) Jenkins
3 29 (23.39%) Sonatype Nexus
4 19 (15.32%) GitLab
4 19 (15.32%) JIRA
5 5 (4.03%) JUnit
6 4 (3.23%) Eclipse
6 4 (3.23%) Selenium
6 4 (3.23%) Toad
7 3 (2.42%) IntelliJ
8 2 (1.61%) ERwin
8 2 (1.61%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.81%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.81%) Gatling
9 1 (0.81%) Subversion
9 1 (0.81%) Xcode
General
1 4 (3.23%) Finance
2 1 (0.81%) Games
Job Titles
1 44 (35.48%) DevOps Engineer
2 23 (18.55%) Cloud Engineer
2 23 (18.55%) Unix Engineer
3 19 (15.32%) AIX Engineer
4 14 (11.29%) Administrator
4 14 (11.29%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 10 (8.06%) Developer
5 10 (8.06%) Linux Engineer
5 10 (8.06%) Support Engineer
6 8 (6.45%) Azure DevOps
6 8 (6.45%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 8 (6.45%) Azure Engineer
6 8 (6.45%) Unix Administrator
7 7 (5.65%) Java Developer
7 7 (5.65%) Systems Administrator
7 7 (5.65%) Unix Systems Administrator
8 6 (4.84%) AWS Engineer
8 6 (4.84%) Operations Engineer
9 5 (4.03%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 5 (4.03%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (30.65%) Software Packaging
2 29 (23.39%) J2EE
3 13 (10.48%) WebSphere MQ
4 8 (6.45%) XML
5 7 (5.65%) Web Services
6 6 (4.84%) CSS
6 6 (4.84%) HTML
6 6 (4.84%) HTML5
6 6 (4.84%) Spring
7 5 (4.03%) SOAP
8 4 (3.23%) Hibernate
9 3 (2.42%) EJB
9 3 (2.42%) J2SE
9 3 (2.42%) JSON
9 3 (2.42%) Play Framework
9 3 (2.42%) REST
10 2 (1.61%) Ajax
10 2 (1.61%) CSS3
10 2 (1.61%) Java EE
10 2 (1.61%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 45 (36.29%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (19.35%) Clustering
3 12 (9.68%) Data Centre
4 11 (8.87%) Private Cloud
5 5 (4.03%) Grid Computing
6 4 (3.23%) DataPower
6 4 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (3.23%) Handset
7 2 (1.61%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.61%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.81%) EMC VNX
8 1 (0.81%) Tandem
8 1 (0.81%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 98 (79.03%) Linux
2 55 (44.35%) Windows
3 52 (41.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 47 (37.90%) AIX
5 32 (25.81%) Windows Server
6 28 (22.58%) HPUX
6 28 (22.58%) Solaris
7 27 (21.77%) SUSE
8 12 (9.68%) Windows XP
9 5 (4.03%) VME
10 1 (0.81%) Android
10 1 (0.81%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.81%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (48.39%) DevOps
2 47 (37.90%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (26.61%) ITIL
4 28 (22.58%) Open Source
5 24 (19.35%) Change Control
5 24 (19.35%) High Availability
6 22 (17.74%) Configuration Management
7 21 (16.94%) Load Balancing
8 19 (15.32%) Continuous Integration
9 17 (13.71%) OO
10 11 (8.87%) Proactive Monitoring
11 9 (7.26%) Change Management
12 8 (6.45%) Data Management
12 8 (6.45%) Operational Acceptance Testing
12 8 (6.45%) Unit Testing
13 7 (5.65%) Service Management
14 6 (4.84%) CRM
14 6 (4.84%) Problem Management
14 6 (4.84%) Procure-to-Pay
14 6 (4.84%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 31 (25.00%) SQL
2 28 (22.58%) Perl
3 25 (20.16%) PowerShell
4 23 (18.55%) Shell Script
5 19 (15.32%) Korn
6 15 (12.10%) PL/SQL
7 13 (10.48%) Java
8 10 (8.06%) Bash Shell
8 10 (8.06%) C-shell
9 5 (4.03%) COBOL
9 5 (4.03%) Scala
9 5 (4.03%) VB
10 4 (3.23%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.81%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.81%) PHP
11 1 (0.81%) Python
11 1 (0.81%) R
Qualifications
1 66 (53.23%) Security Cleared
2 55 (44.35%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.23%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.61%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.81%) ISEB
5 1 (0.81%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.23%) QA
2 2 (1.61%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.81%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 36 (29.03%) Active Directory
2 18 (14.52%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 12 (9.68%) NFS
4 10 (8.06%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (7.26%) Hyper-V
5 9 (7.26%) KVM
6 7 (5.65%) Samba
7 6 (4.84%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (2.42%) Docker
9 1 (0.81%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 26 (20.97%) Puppet
2 25 (20.16%) Ansible
3 24 (19.35%) Dollar Universe
4 20 (16.13%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (4.84%) OpenView
6 5 (4.03%) HP SiteScope
7 4 (3.23%) Forum Sentry
8 3 (2.42%) Packer
9 2 (1.61%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.81%) EMC NetWorker
10 1 (0.81%) MOM
10 1 (0.81%) SCOM
Vendors
1 91 (73.39%) Oracle
2 84 (67.74%) Red Hat
3 47 (37.90%) HP
4 31 (25.00%) Sun
5 25 (20.16%) Informatica
5 25 (20.16%) TIBCO
6 21 (16.94%) Cisco
6 21 (16.94%) F5
7 19 (15.32%) Atlassian
8 18 (14.52%) Veritas
9 17 (13.71%) IBM
9 17 (13.71%) Siebel
10 13 (10.48%) Axway
11 10 (8.06%) VMware
12 9 (7.26%) PlateSpin
13 6 (4.84%) Cognos
13 6 (4.84%) Opsware
14 5 (4.03%) Microsoft
15 3 (2.42%) webMethods
16 2 (1.61%) CA