Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 30 16
Rank change year-on-year +18 -14 -9
Contract jobs citing Unix 140 11 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 22.29% 3.68% 8.63%
As % of the Operating Systems category 64.81% 16.67% 32.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 5 10
Northern Ireland median daily rate £413 £575 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.26% +84.00% +14.16%
10th Percentile £316 £478 £168
90th Percentile £480 £588 £440
UK median daily rate £475 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +11.76% - +0.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £15.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £30.38 £32.58 £37.00
% change year-on-year -6.76% -11.95% +23.33%

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 216 66 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 34.39% 22.07% 26.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 39 24
Northern Ireland median daily rate £413 £400 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +28.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £310 £126 £163
90th Percentile £563 £563 £446
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 4
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £12.64 £13.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.79% -14.75% -10.29%
10th Percentile £9.25 £10.00 £13.16
90th Percentile £15.75 £20.38 £17.35
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.28 £16.50
% change year-on-year +7.53% -1.36% +4.76%

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 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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 +18 133 £416 -27.65% 4
County Armagh - 1 - -
Unix
UK

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 96 (68.57%) Linux
2 93 (66.43%) Finance
3 68 (48.57%) Banking
4 63 (45.00%) Low Latency
5 61 (43.57%) Java
6 59 (42.14%) Front Office
7 49 (35.00%) Analytical Skills
8 47 (33.57%) SQL
9 45 (32.14%) Market Making
10 37 (26.43%) FIX Protocol
11 36 (25.71%) Equities
12 35 (25.00%) C++
12 35 (25.00%) Multithreading
13 33 (23.57%) OOP
14 31 (22.14%) OOA/OOD
15 30 (21.43%) Electronic Trading
16 29 (20.71%) Relational Database
17 28 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
18 27 (19.29%) OO
18 27 (19.29%) Mentoring
19 26 (18.57%) JavaScript
20 22 (15.71%) Continuous Integration
20 22 (15.71%) Virtual Team
21 19 (13.57%) Oracle
22 18 (12.86%) KDB
22 18 (12.86%) Requirements Analysis
22 18 (12.86%) Degree
23 17 (12.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
24 16 (11.43%) Investment Banking
25 15 (10.71%) DevOps

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 (0.71%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (2.14%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.14%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 13 (9.29%) npm
2 5 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.86%) LDAP
2 3 (2.14%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.71%) Asterisk PBX
3 1 (0.71%) DHCP
3 1 (0.71%) DNS
3 1 (0.71%) Firewall
3 1 (0.71%) FIX Connectivity
3 1 (0.71%) PABX
3 1 (0.71%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (20.71%) Relational Database
2 18 (12.86%) KDB
3 9 (6.43%) DB2
3 9 (6.43%) RDBMS
4 8 (5.71%) MongoDB
4 8 (5.71%) NoSQL
5 4 (2.86%) Big Data
5 4 (2.86%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.71%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 15 (10.71%) Jenkins
2 13 (9.29%) Artifactory
2 13 (9.29%) Sonatype Nexus
2 13 (9.29%) TeamCity
3 7 (5.00%) JIRA
4 4 (2.86%) Zephyr
5 2 (1.43%) Hudson
6 1 (0.71%) Git (software)
General
1 93 (66.43%) Finance
2 68 (48.57%) Banking
3 59 (42.14%) Front Office
4 16 (11.43%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.71%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 94 (67.14%) Developer
2 35 (25.00%) C++ Developer
2 35 (25.00%) Senior Developer
3 28 (20.00%) Java Developer
4 16 (11.43%) KDB Developer
4 16 (11.43%) Senior C++ Developer
5 13 (9.29%) Electronic Trading Developer
6 12 (8.57%) Electronic Trading C++ Developer
6 12 (8.57%) Low Latency C++ Developer
6 12 (8.57%) Senior Java Developer
7 10 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
7 10 (7.14%) Tester
8 9 (6.43%) Front Office Developer
9 8 (5.71%) Front Office C++ Developer
9 8 (5.71%) Investment Banking C++ Developer
9 8 (5.71%) Manual Tester
9 8 (5.71%) Sybase Developer
10 4 (2.86%) JavaScript Engineer
10 4 (2.86%) Linux Developer
10 4 (2.86%) Perl Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (26.43%) FIX Protocol
2 14 (10.00%) Node.js
3 8 (5.71%) Apache Flex
3 8 (5.71%) J2EE
4 7 (5.00%) Spring
5 4 (2.86%) .NET
5 4 (2.86%) AngularJS
5 4 (2.86%) HTML
5 4 (2.86%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 49 (35.00%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (25.71%) Equities
3 22 (15.71%) Virtual Team
4 17 (12.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 9 (6.43%) Fixed Income
6 4 (2.86%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.86%) Social Network
7 3 (2.14%) Client/Server
7 3 (2.14%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (2.14%) iPad
8 2 (1.43%) Equity Derivative
9 1 (0.71%) Derivative
9 1 (0.71%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 96 (68.57%) Linux
2 11 (7.86%) Windows
3 3 (2.14%) Windows 7
3 3 (2.14%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.71%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (45.00%) Low Latency
2 45 (32.14%) Market Making
3 35 (25.00%) Multithreading
4 33 (23.57%) OOP
5 31 (22.14%) OOA/OOD
6 30 (21.43%) Electronic Trading
7 28 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
8 27 (19.29%) Mentoring
8 27 (19.29%) OO
9 22 (15.71%) Continuous Integration
10 18 (12.86%) Requirements Analysis
11 15 (10.71%) DevOps
12 14 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
13 13 (9.29%) ETL
13 13 (9.29%) Information Security
13 13 (9.29%) Integration Testing
14 11 (7.86%) SDLC
15 8 (5.71%) Functional Testing
15 8 (5.71%) Non-Functional Testing
15 8 (5.71%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 61 (43.57%) Java
2 47 (33.57%) SQL
3 35 (25.00%) C++
4 26 (18.57%) JavaScript
5 14 (10.00%) C#
6 11 (7.86%) Python
7 10 (7.14%) Shell Script
8 8 (5.71%) Perl
9 4 (2.86%) Ruby
10 3 (2.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 18 (12.86%) Degree
2 10 (7.14%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (4.29%) ISEB
3 6 (4.29%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.71%) QA
System Software
1 5 (3.57%) Docker
2 4 (2.86%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.71%) Graylog
2 1 (0.71%) Nagios
2 1 (0.71%) Puppet
2 1 (0.71%) yum
Vendors
1 19 (13.57%) Oracle
2 10 (7.14%) Ab Initio
3 9 (6.43%) HP
4 8 (5.71%) Sybase
5 6 (4.29%) Bloomberg
6 5 (3.57%) Reuters
7 3 (2.14%) Fidessa
8 1 (0.71%) Netezza
8 1 (0.71%) NYFIX