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 3 months to 27 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
UK / Northern Ireland
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 16 8
Rank change year-on-year +9 -8  
Contract jobs citing Unix 125 4 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 34.82% 3.92% 15.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 63.78% 25.00% 46.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 2 10
Median daily rate £416 £350 £306
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.77% +14.36%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £310 £119
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £390 £464
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 £28.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year +41.07% -28.20%  

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 Northern Ireland with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Northern Ireland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 196 16 28
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 54.60% 15.69% 32.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 6 16
Median daily rate £413 £300 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.50% +50.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £100 £108
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £355 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £13.78 £23.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.38% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -11.42% +6.06%  

Unix
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 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 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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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 3 months to 27 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
County Antrim +7 112 £416 +18.77% 1
Unix
UK

For the 6 months to 27 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Unix.

1 140 (75.27%) Linux
2 129 (69.35%) Finance
3 102 (54.84%) Banking
4 78 (41.94%) Front Office
5 77 (41.40%) Java
6 74 (39.78%) Low Latency
7 65 (34.95%) FIX Protocol
8 63 (33.87%) SQL
9 58 (31.18%) Market Making
10 57 (30.65%) Multithreading
10 57 (30.65%) C++
11 55 (29.57%) OOP
11 55 (29.57%) OOA/OOD
12 46 (24.73%) Analytical Skills
13 43 (23.12%) OO
14 41 (22.04%) Equities
15 38 (20.43%) Relational Database
16 33 (17.74%) Electronic Trading
17 30 (16.13%) Perl
18 28 (15.05%) Continuous Integration
19 27 (14.52%) Degree
20 25 (13.44%) Virtual Team
21 22 (11.83%) KDB
22 21 (11.29%) Mentoring
23 19 (10.22%) Node.js
23 19 (10.22%) Agile Software Development
23 19 (10.22%) JavaScript
23 19 (10.22%) Oracle
24 18 (9.68%) Sybase
24 18 (9.68%) TeamCity

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 2 (1.08%) Apache Solr
1 2 (1.08%) Confluence
1 2 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (0.54%) Apache Spark
2 1 (0.54%) Jetty
2 1 (0.54%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.54%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (2.15%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.15%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.69%) FIX Connectivity
1 5 (2.69%) LDAP
2 4 (2.15%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.54%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (20.43%) Relational Database
2 22 (11.83%) KDB
3 15 (8.06%) Kdb+
4 14 (7.53%) RDBMS
5 13 (6.99%) MongoDB
5 13 (6.99%) NoSQL
6 12 (6.45%) SQL Server
7 6 (3.23%) Big Data
7 6 (3.23%) DB2
8 4 (2.15%) Sybase ASE
9 2 (1.08%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (1.08%) Endeca
9 2 (1.08%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.54%) Apache Hive
10 1 (0.54%) IDOL
10 1 (0.54%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 18 (9.68%) Artifactory
1 18 (9.68%) Jenkins
1 18 (9.68%) Sonatype Nexus
1 18 (9.68%) TeamCity
2 2 (1.08%) Ant
2 2 (1.08%) Apache Ivy
2 2 (1.08%) Bitbucket
2 2 (1.08%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.08%) JIRA
2 2 (1.08%) JUnit
2 2 (1.08%) Maven
2 2 (1.08%) Subversion
General
1 129 (69.35%) Finance
2 102 (54.84%) Banking
3 78 (41.94%) Front Office
4 17 (9.14%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.54%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.54%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.54%) Retail
5 1 (0.54%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 147 (79.03%) Developer
2 54 (29.03%) C++ Developer
3 53 (28.49%) Senior Developer
4 40 (21.51%) Java Developer
5 30 (16.13%) Senior Java Developer
6 29 (15.59%) Electronic Trading Developer
7 28 (15.05%) Low Latency C++ Developer
8 27 (14.52%) Electronic Trading C++ Developer
9 18 (9.68%) KDB Developer
9 18 (9.68%) Sybase Developer
10 16 (8.60%) Senior C++ Developer
11 11 (5.91%) DevOps Engineer
12 10 (5.38%) Front Office C++ Developer
12 10 (5.38%) Front Office Developer
12 10 (5.38%) Murex Developer
13 8 (4.30%) Database Developer
14 7 (3.76%) JavaScript Developer
14 7 (3.76%) Senior SQL Developer
14 7 (3.76%) SQL Developer
15 5 (2.69%) Unix Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (34.95%) FIX Protocol
2 19 (10.22%) Node.js
3 9 (4.84%) FpML
3 9 (4.84%) Murex MxML
3 9 (4.84%) Spring
4 8 (4.30%) J2EE
4 8 (4.30%) Struts
5 7 (3.76%) Apache Flex
6 6 (3.23%) WPF
7 3 (1.61%) JSON
7 3 (1.61%) Middleware
8 2 (1.08%) Natural Language Processing
8 2 (1.08%) RESTful
8 2 (1.08%) STL
8 2 (1.08%) Web Services
8 2 (1.08%) XML
9 1 (0.54%) Java EE
9 1 (0.54%) JDBC
9 1 (0.54%) Kafka
9 1 (0.54%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 46 (24.73%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (22.04%) Equities
3 25 (13.44%) Virtual Team
4 13 (6.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 10 (5.38%) Computer Science
5 10 (5.38%) Derivative
6 9 (4.84%) Equity Derivative
7 6 (3.23%) Fixed Income
8 5 (2.69%) Replication
8 5 (2.69%) Social Network
9 4 (2.15%) Data Structures
9 4 (2.15%) iPad
10 3 (1.61%) N-Tier
11 2 (1.08%) Algorithms
11 2 (1.08%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (1.08%) Linux Command Line
12 1 (0.54%) Data Centre
12 1 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
12 1 (0.54%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 140 (75.27%) Linux
2 13 (6.99%) Solaris
3 12 (6.45%) Windows
4 4 (2.15%) Windows 7
4 4 (2.15%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.54%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (39.78%) Low Latency
2 58 (31.18%) Market Making
3 57 (30.65%) Multithreading
4 55 (29.57%) OOA/OOD
4 55 (29.57%) OOP
5 43 (23.12%) OO
6 33 (17.74%) Electronic Trading
7 28 (15.05%) Continuous Integration
8 21 (11.29%) Mentoring
9 19 (10.22%) Agile Software Development
10 17 (9.14%) DevOps
11 16 (8.60%) Integration Testing
12 15 (8.06%) Analytics
13 14 (7.53%) Information Security
13 14 (7.53%) Requirements Analysis
14 12 (6.45%) SDLC
15 11 (5.91%) Unit Testing
16 10 (5.38%) Workflow
16 10 (5.38%) Workflow Development
17 9 (4.84%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 77 (41.40%) Java
2 63 (33.87%) SQL
3 57 (30.65%) C++
4 30 (16.13%) Perl
5 19 (10.22%) JavaScript
6 15 (8.06%) C#
7 5 (2.69%) Shell Script
8 4 (2.15%) PowerShell
8 4 (2.15%) Python
9 2 (1.08%) Korn
9 2 (1.08%) Ruby
10 1 (0.54%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (14.52%) Degree
2 13 (6.99%) Computer Science Degree
System Software
1 6 (3.23%) Docker
2 5 (2.69%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.54%) HDFS
3 1 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.54%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 19 (10.22%) Oracle
2 18 (9.68%) Sybase
3 11 (5.91%) Bloomberg
4 10 (5.38%) Murex
5 7 (3.76%) Fidessa
6 6 (3.23%) Reuters
7 5 (2.69%) Ab Initio
7 5 (2.69%) HP
7 5 (2.69%) NYFIX
8 2 (1.08%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.54%) Microsoft
9 1 (0.54%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.54%) SAP
9 1 (0.54%) Sun
9 1 (0.54%) VMware
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