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 28 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.

Unix
East Midlands / Northamptonshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 33 21
Rank change year-on-year +4 -12  
Contract jobs citing Unix 10 9 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 2.68% 2.43% 6.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.89% 16.07% 31.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 18
Median daily rate £425 £400 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +4.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £320 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £470 £608
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 Northamptonshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Northamptonshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 72 56 94
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 19.30% 15.14% 19.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 42 46
Median daily rate £325 £338 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.70% -20.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £485 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 10
Median hourly rate £11.17 £35.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -68.08% +180.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £35.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.80 £35.00 £14.50
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 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 28 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 28 March 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 +4 10 £425 +23.63% 1
Unix
East Midlands

Unix
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Northamptonshire

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

1 22 (62.86%) Performance Testing
2 20 (57.14%) Test Scripting
2 20 (57.14%) Oracle
3 18 (51.43%) Performance Monitoring
4 15 (42.86%) IBM
4 15 (42.86%) Tivoli
4 15 (42.86%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 13 (37.14%) Banking
5 13 (37.14%) Java
5 13 (37.14%) Linux
6 12 (34.29%) Test Strategy
7 10 (28.57%) Test Planning
8 9 (25.71%) AppDynamics
8 9 (25.71%) Oracle Database
8 9 (25.71%) nmon
8 9 (25.71%) Performance Engineering
8 9 (25.71%) Volume Testing
8 9 (25.71%) Ganglia
9 6 (17.14%) Degree
9 6 (17.14%) ITIL
9 6 (17.14%) PRINCE2
9 6 (17.14%) Finance
9 6 (17.14%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (14.29%) VMware
10 5 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (14.29%) MCSE
10 5 (14.29%) Cisco
10 5 (14.29%) CAD
10 5 (14.29%) Project Management
10 5 (14.29%) NetApp

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 (2.86%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.86%) IaaS
1 1 (2.86%) PaaS
1 1 (2.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.71%) SAN
2 1 (2.86%) Kerberos
2 1 (2.86%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (25.71%) Oracle Database
2 2 (5.71%) PowerCenter
3 1 (2.86%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) HP UFT
1 1 (2.86%) Selenium
General
1 13 (37.14%) Banking
2 6 (17.14%) Finance
3 1 (2.86%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (62.86%) Analyst
2 16 (45.71%) Test Analyst
3 14 (40.00%) Performance Analyst
4 12 (34.29%) Performance Test Analyst
5 5 (14.29%) Technical Leader
6 3 (8.57%) Banking Analyst
6 3 (8.57%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
6 3 (8.57%) Performance Tester
6 3 (8.57%) Tester
7 2 (5.71%) Unix Analyst
8 1 (2.86%) Financial Analyst
8 1 (2.86%) Information Risk Manager
8 1 (2.86%) Performance Architect
8 1 (2.86%) Performance Test Architect
8 1 (2.86%) Service Performance Analyst
8 1 (2.86%) Support Analyst
8 1 (2.86%) Test Architect
8 1 (2.86%) Test Leader
8 1 (2.86%) Test Manager
8 1 (2.86%) Workstream Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) Data Centre
1 5 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (5.71%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (37.14%) Linux
2 4 (11.43%) Windows
3 3 (8.57%) AIX
4 2 (5.71%) HPUX
5 1 (2.86%) Mac OS X
5 1 (2.86%) Windows 2000
5 1 (2.86%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.86%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (62.86%) Performance Testing
2 20 (57.14%) Test Scripting
3 18 (51.43%) Performance Monitoring
4 12 (34.29%) Test Strategy
5 10 (28.57%) Test Planning
6 9 (25.71%) Performance Engineering
6 9 (25.71%) Volume Testing
7 6 (17.14%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (17.14%) ITIL
7 6 (17.14%) PRINCE2
8 5 (14.29%) CAD
8 5 (14.29%) Data Loss Prevention
8 5 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (14.29%) ITIL V3
8 5 (14.29%) Project Management
8 5 (14.29%) SDLC
9 4 (11.43%) Non-Functional Testing
10 2 (5.71%) ETL
10 2 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
11 1 (2.86%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 13 (37.14%) Java
2 1 (2.86%) C
2 1 (2.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (17.14%) Degree
2 5 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (14.29%) MCSE
2 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (5.71%) ISEB
3 2 (5.71%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.86%) CISM
4 1 (2.86%) CISSP
System Software
1 5 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.71%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 15 (42.86%) Tivoli
1 15 (42.86%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 9 (25.71%) Ganglia
2 9 (25.71%) nmon
Vendors
1 20 (57.14%) Oracle
2 15 (42.86%) IBM
3 9 (25.71%) AppDynamics
4 5 (14.29%) Cisco
4 5 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 5 (14.29%) NetApp
4 5 (14.29%) VMware
5 2 (5.71%) Informatica
5 2 (5.71%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (2.86%) HP
6 1 (2.86%) Teradata