The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northampton 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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unix
Northamptonshire / Northampton
Rank 23 28 26
Rank change year-on-year +5 -2  
Contract jobs citing Unix 10 2 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northampton 3.79% 0.90% 4.35%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.23% 5.88% 22.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 7
Median daily rate £425 £344 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.63% -18.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £309 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £379 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -10.00% -  

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 Northampton with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Northampton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 52 34 61
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northampton 19.70% 15.25% 18.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 25 26
Median daily rate £325 £313 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% -20.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £548
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 7
Median hourly rate £11.17 £35.00 £10.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -68.08% +233.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

Unix
Job Vacancy Trend in Northampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northampton 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 Northampton

Unix
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northampton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unix in Northampton

Unix
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northampton

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unix in Northampton over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unix in Northampton

Unix
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northampton

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix in Northampton

Unix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 Northampton region with a requirement for Unix.

1 21 (65.63%) Performance Testing
2 19 (59.38%) Oracle
2 19 (59.38%) Test Scripting
3 17 (53.13%) Performance Monitoring
4 14 (43.75%) IBM
4 14 (43.75%) Tivoli
4 14 (43.75%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 12 (37.50%) Linux
5 12 (37.50%) Java
5 12 (37.50%) Banking
6 11 (34.38%) Test Strategy
7 9 (28.13%) Oracle Database
7 9 (28.13%) nmon
7 9 (28.13%) Performance Engineering
7 9 (28.13%) Ganglia
7 9 (28.13%) Test Planning
7 9 (28.13%) AppDynamics
8 8 (25.00%) Volume Testing
9 6 (18.75%) Degree
9 6 (18.75%) Finance
10 5 (15.63%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (15.63%) VMware
10 5 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (15.63%) ITIL
10 5 (15.63%) PRINCE2
10 5 (15.63%) MCSE
10 5 (15.63%) Microsoft
10 5 (15.63%) CAD
10 5 (15.63%) Project Management
10 5 (15.63%) NetApp

Unix
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.25%) SAN
2 1 (3.13%) Kerberos
2 1 (3.13%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (28.13%) Oracle Database
2 2 (6.25%) PowerCenter
3 1 (3.13%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) HP UFT
1 1 (3.13%) Selenium
General
1 12 (37.50%) Banking
2 6 (18.75%) Finance
3 1 (3.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (59.38%) Analyst
2 15 (46.88%) Test Analyst
3 14 (43.75%) Performance Analyst
4 12 (37.50%) Performance Test Analyst
5 5 (15.63%) Technical Leader
6 3 (9.38%) Performance Tester
6 3 (9.38%) Tester
7 2 (6.25%) Banking Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
8 1 (3.13%) Information Manager
8 1 (3.13%) Information Risk Manager
8 1 (3.13%) Performance Architect
8 1 (3.13%) Performance Test Architect
8 1 (3.13%) Risk Manager
8 1 (3.13%) Senior Test Analyst
8 1 (3.13%) Service Performance Analyst
8 1 (3.13%) Test Architect
8 1 (3.13%) Test Leader
8 1 (3.13%) Unix Analyst
8 1 (3.13%) Workstream Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Data Centre
1 5 (15.63%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (6.25%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (37.50%) Linux
2 3 (9.38%) Windows
3 1 (3.13%) AIX
3 1 (3.13%) HPUX
3 1 (3.13%) Mac OS X
3 1 (3.13%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (65.63%) Performance Testing
2 19 (59.38%) Test Scripting
3 17 (53.13%) Performance Monitoring
4 11 (34.38%) Test Strategy
5 9 (28.13%) Performance Engineering
5 9 (28.13%) Test Planning
6 8 (25.00%) Volume Testing
7 5 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (15.63%) CAD
7 5 (15.63%) Data Loss Prevention
7 5 (15.63%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (15.63%) ITIL
7 5 (15.63%) ITIL V3
7 5 (15.63%) PRINCE2
7 5 (15.63%) Project Management
7 5 (15.63%) SDLC
8 3 (9.38%) Non-Functional Testing
9 2 (6.25%) ETL
10 1 (3.13%) Information Security
10 1 (3.13%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (37.50%) Java
2 1 (3.13%) C
2 1 (3.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (18.75%) Degree
2 5 (15.63%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (15.63%) MCSE
2 5 (15.63%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (6.25%) ISEB
3 2 (6.25%) ISTQB
4 1 (3.13%) CISM
4 1 (3.13%) CISSP
System Software
1 5 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (6.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 14 (43.75%) Tivoli
1 14 (43.75%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 9 (28.13%) Ganglia
2 9 (28.13%) nmon
Vendors
1 19 (59.38%) Oracle
2 14 (43.75%) IBM
3 9 (28.13%) AppDynamics
4 5 (15.63%) Cisco
4 5 (15.63%) Microsoft
4 5 (15.63%) NetApp
4 5 (15.63%) VMware
5 2 (6.25%) Informatica
5 2 (6.25%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (3.13%) HP
6 1 (3.13%) Teradata