The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 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 26 June 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
East Midlands / Northamptonshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 29 21
Rank change year-on-year -1 -8  
Contract jobs citing Unix 10 12 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 2.73% 3.17% 5.46%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.39% 18.46% 32.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 10
Median daily rate £400 £413 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% -8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £300 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £450 £578
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 £39.50 £27.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year +43.63% -29.48%  

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 Northamptonshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Northamptonshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 61 65 59
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 16.67% 17.15% 16.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 44 24
Median daily rate £338 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.57% -3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £110 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £545 £467
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £345
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 12
Median hourly rate £11.17 £14.25 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.61% +29.54%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £31.13 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

Unix
Job Vacancy Trend in Northamptonshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 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 Northamptonshire

Unix
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unix in Northamptonshire

Unix
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unix in Northamptonshire over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unix in Northamptonshire

Unix
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix in Northamptonshire

Unix
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 26 June 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
Northampton +6 8 £375 -14.28%
Unix
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 Northamptonshire region with a requirement for Unix.

1 12 (57.14%) Java
2 11 (52.38%) Oracle
2 11 (52.38%) Performance Testing
3 8 (38.10%) Banking
3 8 (38.10%) Test Scripting
3 8 (38.10%) Performance Monitoring
3 8 (38.10%) Test Planning
4 7 (33.33%) AppDynamics
4 7 (33.33%) Oracle Database
4 7 (33.33%) nmon
4 7 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 7 (33.33%) Volume Testing
4 7 (33.33%) Ganglia
4 7 (33.33%) Tivoli
4 7 (33.33%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 7 (33.33%) IBM
5 6 (28.57%) Linux
5 6 (28.57%) Performance Engineering
6 5 (23.81%) Finance
6 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
6 5 (23.81%) Windows
7 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (14.29%) Internet
8 3 (14.29%) VMware
8 3 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (14.29%) Project Management
8 3 (14.29%) PRINCE2
8 3 (14.29%) SQL
8 3 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing

Unix
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northamptonshire 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 1 (4.76%) Apache Spark
1 1 (4.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (4.76%) MS Exchange
1 1 (4.76%) OpenEdge
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) Internet
2 2 (9.52%) Firewall
2 2 (9.52%) SMTP
3 1 (4.76%) DNS
3 1 (4.76%) HTTP
3 1 (4.76%) LAN
3 1 (4.76%) NAS
3 1 (4.76%) SAN
3 1 (4.76%) SSH
3 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.76%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (33.33%) Oracle Database
2 2 (9.52%) NoSQL
3 1 (4.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (4.76%) Apache Hive
3 1 (4.76%) Big Data
3 1 (4.76%) Data Lake
3 1 (4.76%) Hadoop
3 1 (4.76%) HBase
3 1 (4.76%) Impala
3 1 (4.76%) MySQL
3 1 (4.76%) PowerCenter
3 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.76%) Sqoop
General
1 8 (38.10%) Banking
2 5 (23.81%) Finance
3 1 (4.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (42.86%) Analyst
2 6 (28.57%) Test Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Banking Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Performance Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Performance Test Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Performance Test Leader
4 2 (9.52%) Performance Tester
4 2 (9.52%) Technical Leader
4 2 (9.52%) Test Leader
4 2 (9.52%) Tester
4 2 (9.52%) Unix Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) AWS Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Messaging Specialist
5 1 (4.76%) Performance Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Performance Test Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Progress Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Workstream Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) Elastic Stack
1 1 (4.76%) HTML
1 1 (4.76%) HTML5
1 1 (4.76%) Kafka
1 1 (4.76%) Mason
1 1 (4.76%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (9.52%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.76%) CESG
3 1 (4.76%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (4.76%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (28.57%) Linux
2 5 (23.81%) Windows
3 2 (9.52%) AIX
3 2 (9.52%) Windows Server
4 1 (4.76%) HPUX
4 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.76%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (52.38%) Performance Testing
2 8 (38.10%) Performance Monitoring
2 8 (38.10%) Test Planning
2 8 (38.10%) Test Scripting
3 7 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 7 (33.33%) Volume Testing
4 6 (28.57%) Performance Engineering
5 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
6 3 (14.29%) PRINCE2
6 3 (14.29%) Project Management
7 2 (9.52%) CAD
7 2 (9.52%) Data Loss Prevention
7 2 (9.52%) ITIL
7 2 (9.52%) ITIL V3
7 2 (9.52%) Mentoring
7 2 (9.52%) Migration
7 2 (9.52%) SDLC
8 1 (4.76%) Data Ingestion
Programming Languages
1 12 (57.14%) Java
2 3 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.76%) Perl
3 1 (4.76%) PHP
3 1 (4.76%) Progress 4GL
3 1 (4.76%) Python
3 1 (4.76%) Ruby
3 1 (4.76%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (9.52%) Degree
1 2 (9.52%) MCSE
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.76%) AWS Certification
2 1 (4.76%) DV Cleared
2 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 3 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.76%) Apache Flume
2 1 (4.76%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 7 (33.33%) Ganglia
1 7 (33.33%) nmon
1 7 (33.33%) Tivoli
1 7 (33.33%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 1 (4.76%) Ansible
2 1 (4.76%) Kibana
2 1 (4.76%) Kubernetes
2 1 (4.76%) Mesos
2 1 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 11 (52.38%) Oracle
2 7 (33.33%) AppDynamics
2 7 (33.33%) IBM
3 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
4 3 (14.29%) VMware
5 2 (9.52%) Cisco
5 2 (9.52%) NetApp
6 1 (4.76%) Citrix
6 1 (4.76%) Cloudera
6 1 (4.76%) HP
6 1 (4.76%) Informatica
6 1 (4.76%) Progress
6 1 (4.76%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (4.76%) SAP
6 1 (4.76%) Veritas