Period
to 18 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 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 18 June 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
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 30 7 22
Rank change year-on-year -23 +15 -12
Contract jobs citing Unix 29 166 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 6.84% 29.48% 5.43%
As % of the Operating Systems category 41.43% 62.64% 30.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 143 3
Northern Ireland median daily rate £430 £425 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +21.26% +51.57%
10th Percentile £192 £376 £310
90th Percentile £483 £575 £391
UK median daily rate £488 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +8.33% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £13.50 - -
UK median hourly rate £31.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -22.50% +45.45% -18.52%

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 Northern Ireland with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Northern Ireland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 70 265 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 16.51% 47.07% 18.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 225 19
Northern Ireland median daily rate £380 £420 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.44% +29.23% +51.16%
10th Percentile £244 £350 £103
90th Percentile £525 £563 £450
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 3
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £13.50 £12.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -17.24% +16.00%
10th Percentile £13.25 £10.80 £13.30
90th Percentile £13.75 £14.28 £21.90
UK median hourly rate £17.43 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +5.64% -2.94% +5.20%

Unix
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

Job postings citing Unix as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland.

Job vacancy trend for Unix in Northern Ireland

Unix
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unix in Northern Ireland

Unix
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unix in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 18 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unix in Northern Ireland

Unix
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix in Northern Ireland

Unix
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix within the Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 18 June 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
County Antrim -19 28 £430 +2.26% 3
County Armagh - 1 - -
Unix
UK

For the 6 months to 18 June 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Unix.

1 26 (89.66%) Finance
2 23 (79.31%) Banking
3 22 (75.86%) SQL
4 19 (65.52%) Java
5 14 (48.28%) Linux
6 9 (31.03%) J2EE
6 9 (31.03%) Oracle
6 9 (31.03%) Equities
6 9 (31.03%) Low Latency
7 8 (27.59%) Relational Database
7 8 (27.59%) IBM
8 7 (24.14%) JavaScript
8 7 (24.14%) Front Office
8 7 (24.14%) Mentoring
8 7 (24.14%) Requirements Analysis
9 6 (20.69%) WebSphere
9 6 (20.69%) jQuery
9 6 (20.69%) WebSphere Application Server
9 6 (20.69%) JSP
9 6 (20.69%) Servlets
9 6 (20.69%) MQSeries
10 5 (17.24%) Investment Banking
10 5 (17.24%) Spring
10 5 (17.24%) Problem-Solving
11 4 (13.79%) TDD
11 4 (13.79%) SDLC
11 4 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
11 4 (13.79%) Windows
11 4 (13.79%) Solaris
12 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Office

Unix
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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 6 (20.69%) MQSeries
1 6 (20.69%) WebSphere
1 6 (20.69%) WebSphere Application Server
2 3 (10.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (10.34%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (10.34%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) npm
1 1 (3.45%) Office 365
1 1 (3.45%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.34%) DHCP
1 3 (10.34%) DNS
1 3 (10.34%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.45%) LAN
2 1 (3.45%) SAN
2 1 (3.45%) Wireless
2 1 (3.45%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (27.59%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (10.34%) JUnit
2 2 (6.90%) Bitbucket
2 2 (6.90%) Git (software)
2 2 (6.90%) Jenkins
2 2 (6.90%) SonarQube
2 2 (6.90%) TeamCity
3 1 (3.45%) Maven
General
1 26 (89.66%) Finance
2 23 (79.31%) Banking
3 7 (24.14%) Front Office
4 5 (17.24%) Investment Banking
5 1 (3.45%) Back Office
5 1 (3.45%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 19 (65.52%) Developer
1 19 (65.52%) Java Developer
2 14 (48.28%) Senior Developer
2 14 (48.28%) Senior Java Developer
3 7 (24.14%) Analyst
4 6 (20.69%) Java WebSphere Developer
4 6 (20.69%) Senior WebSphere Developer
4 6 (20.69%) WebSphere Developer
5 5 (17.24%) Applications Support
5 5 (17.24%) Applications Support Analyst
5 5 (17.24%) Support Analyst
6 3 (10.34%) Junior
6 3 (10.34%) Junior Developer
6 3 (10.34%) Junior Java Developer
7 2 (6.90%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (6.90%) Senior Support Analyst
7 2 (6.90%) Service Analyst
7 2 (6.90%) Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (6.90%) Unix Support
7 2 (6.90%) Unix Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (31.03%) J2EE
2 6 (20.69%) jQuery
2 6 (20.69%) JSP
2 6 (20.69%) Servlets
3 5 (17.24%) Spring
4 2 (6.90%) ActiveMQ
4 2 (6.90%) Akka
4 2 (6.90%) Hibernate
4 2 (6.90%) Kafka
4 2 (6.90%) Spring Boot
4 2 (6.90%) TIBCO EMS
4 2 (6.90%) Zuul
5 1 (3.45%) HTML
5 1 (3.45%) HTML5
5 1 (3.45%) React
5 1 (3.45%) Redux
5 1 (3.45%) Web Services
5 1 (3.45%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (31.03%) Equities
2 4 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (10.34%) Blackberry
4 2 (6.90%) Data Structures
4 2 (6.90%) Derivative
5 1 (3.45%) Client/Server
5 1 (3.45%) Fixed Income
5 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (48.28%) Linux
2 4 (13.79%) Solaris
2 4 (13.79%) Windows
3 3 (10.34%) Windows 7
3 3 (10.34%) Windows Vista
4 1 (3.45%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (31.03%) Low Latency
2 7 (24.14%) Mentoring
2 7 (24.14%) Requirements Analysis
3 5 (17.24%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (13.79%) SDLC
4 4 (13.79%) TDD
5 3 (10.34%) OO
5 3 (10.34%) Problem Management
5 3 (10.34%) Statistics
6 2 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (6.90%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (6.90%) Incident Management
6 2 (6.90%) MVC
6 2 (6.90%) OOP
6 2 (6.90%) SOLID
6 2 (6.90%) Straight-Through Processing
6 2 (6.90%) Test Automation
6 2 (6.90%) Unit Testing
7 1 (3.45%) Collateral Management
7 1 (3.45%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (75.86%) SQL
2 19 (65.52%) Java
3 7 (24.14%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.45%) C#
4 1 (3.45%) C++
4 1 (3.45%) ES6
4 1 (3.45%) Java 8
4 1 (3.45%) Python
4 1 (3.45%) Shell Script
4 1 (3.45%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (10.34%) Active Directory
1 3 (10.34%) Virtual Desktop
Vendors
1 9 (31.03%) Oracle
2 8 (27.59%) IBM
3 3 (10.34%) Bloomberg
3 3 (10.34%) Citrix
3 3 (10.34%) Reuters
4 2 (6.90%) TIBCO
5 1 (3.45%) Netezza
5 1 (3.45%) Sun