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 30 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
UK / Northern Ireland
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 19 8
Rank change year-on-year +15 -11  
Contract jobs citing Unix 64 6 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 27.83% 4.92% 14.41%
As % of the Operating Systems category 65.31% 27.27% 39.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 1 10
Median daily rate £429 £351 £214
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.32% +63.97%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £351 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £351 £353
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 £32.50 £24.15 £35.00
% change year-on-year +34.57% -31.00%  

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 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 98 22 43
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 42.61% 18.03% 36.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 12 21
Median daily rate £420 £351 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.82% +55.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £108 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £448 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 3
Median hourly rate £12.00 £14.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.24% +16.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +6.45%  

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 30 March 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 30 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
County Antrim +14 55 £425 +21.25% 5
Unix
UK

For the 6 months to 30 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Unix.

1 76 (89.41%) Linux
2 56 (65.88%) Finance
3 43 (50.59%) Banking
4 36 (42.35%) Analytical Skills
5 34 (40.00%) KDB
6 31 (36.47%) Kdb+
6 31 (36.47%) Perl
7 29 (34.12%) Solaris
8 28 (32.94%) Front Office
9 27 (31.76%) FIX Protocol
10 26 (30.59%) Java
11 25 (29.41%) Low Latency
12 24 (28.24%) C++
13 23 (27.06%) Market Making
14 22 (25.88%) Multithreading
14 22 (25.88%) OOP
14 22 (25.88%) OOA/OOD
15 20 (23.53%) SQL
15 20 (23.53%) Analytics
16 17 (20.00%) Equities
17 14 (16.47%) OO
18 13 (15.29%) Virtual Team
19 11 (12.94%) Degree
20 10 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
20 10 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
21 9 (10.59%) Electronic Trading
22 8 (9.41%) Investment Banking
23 7 (8.24%) Equity Derivative
23 7 (8.24%) SQL Server
24 6 (7.06%) Sybase

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 1 (1.18%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (3.53%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.18%) EngageOne
2 1 (1.18%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.18%) ION MarketView
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.71%) FIX Connectivity
2 1 (1.18%) NAS
2 1 (1.18%) SAN
2 1 (1.18%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (40.00%) KDB
2 31 (36.47%) Kdb+
3 7 (8.24%) SQL Server
4 5 (5.88%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.18%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.18%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.18%) Sybase ASE
General
1 56 (65.88%) Finance
2 43 (50.59%) Banking
3 28 (32.94%) Front Office
4 8 (9.41%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.18%) Billing
5 1 (1.18%) Retail
Job Titles
1 76 (89.41%) Developer
2 31 (36.47%) KDB Developer
3 22 (25.88%) C++ Developer
3 22 (25.88%) Senior Developer
4 15 (17.65%) Java Developer
5 13 (15.29%) Senior Java Developer
6 9 (10.59%) Senior C++ Developer
7 7 (8.24%) Electronic Trading Developer
7 7 (8.24%) Senior SQL Developer
7 7 (8.24%) SQL Developer
8 6 (7.06%) Low Latency C++ Developer
8 6 (7.06%) Sybase Developer
9 5 (5.88%) Electronic Trading C++ Developer
10 4 (4.71%) Database Developer
10 4 (4.71%) Front Office C++ Developer
10 4 (4.71%) Front Office Developer
11 2 (2.35%) C++ Software Engineer
11 2 (2.35%) Exchange Engineer
11 2 (2.35%) Murex Developer
11 2 (2.35%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (31.76%) FIX Protocol
2 2 (2.35%) Middleware
3 1 (1.18%) .NET
3 1 (1.18%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.18%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.18%) EJB
3 1 (1.18%) FpML
3 1 (1.18%) HTML
3 1 (1.18%) JDBC
3 1 (1.18%) JSON
3 1 (1.18%) JSP
3 1 (1.18%) Murex MxML
3 1 (1.18%) Servlets
3 1 (1.18%) XML
3 1 (1.18%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 36 (42.35%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (20.00%) Equities
3 13 (15.29%) Virtual Team
4 7 (8.24%) Equity Derivative
5 6 (7.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 6 (7.06%) N-Tier
6 3 (3.53%) Algorithms
7 2 (2.35%) Derivative
7 2 (2.35%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 1 (1.18%) Data Structures
8 1 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.18%) iPad
8 1 (1.18%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 76 (89.41%) Linux
2 29 (34.12%) Solaris
3 1 (1.18%) Windows
3 1 (1.18%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.18%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (29.41%) Low Latency
2 23 (27.06%) Market Making
3 22 (25.88%) Multithreading
3 22 (25.88%) OOA/OOD
3 22 (25.88%) OOP
4 20 (23.53%) Analytics
5 14 (16.47%) OO
6 10 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (10.59%) Electronic Trading
8 6 (7.06%) Defect Management
8 6 (7.06%) TDD
9 5 (5.88%) Client Onboarding
10 4 (4.71%) Information Security
10 4 (4.71%) Integration Testing
10 4 (4.71%) Mentoring
10 4 (4.71%) Performance Tuning
11 3 (3.53%) Data Analytics
11 3 (3.53%) Index Arbitrage
12 2 (2.35%) Workflow Development
Programming Languages
1 31 (36.47%) Perl
2 26 (30.59%) Java
3 24 (28.24%) C++
4 20 (23.53%) SQL
5 2 (2.35%) Korn
5 2 (2.35%) PL/SQL
5 2 (2.35%) Python
6 1 (1.18%) C#
6 1 (1.18%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.18%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.18%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.18%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (12.94%) Degree
Vendors
1 6 (7.06%) Sybase
2 5 (5.88%) Bloomberg
3 4 (4.71%) Fidessa
3 4 (4.71%) NYFIX
4 2 (2.35%) Murex
4 2 (2.35%) Oracle
5 1 (1.18%) HP
5 1 (1.18%) Reuters
5 1 (1.18%) Sun
5 1 (1.18%) VMware
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