Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 11 27
Rank change year-on-year -7 +16 -12
Contract jobs citing Unix 33 131 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 8.40% 22.70% 4.98%
As % of the Operating Systems category 39.29% 69.31% 20.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 112 9
Northern Ireland median daily rate £335 £416 £520
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.47% -20.00% +66.40%
10th Percentile £308 £310 £440
90th Percentile £453 £556 £588
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £430
% change year-on-year - +10.47% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - £15.00 -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +16.67% -14.29% -4.98%

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 84 189 79
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 21.37% 32.76% 24.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 147 49
Northern Ireland median daily rate £325 £413 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.21% +0.61% +31.20%
10th Percentile £305 £307 £138
90th Percentile £458 £563 £563
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 10
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £11.78 £11.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.43% -11.54% -14.75%
10th Percentile £10.40 £8.85 £10.00
90th Percentile £22.25 £15.80 £20.38
UK median hourly rate £17.39 £17.50 £16.26
% change year-on-year -0.61% +7.63% -1.45%

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 14 December 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 14 December 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 -7 28 £330 -21.05% 3
Unix
UK

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 22 (66.67%) Finance
2 19 (57.58%) SQL
3 17 (51.52%) Banking
3 17 (51.52%) QA
3 17 (51.52%) Test Automation
4 16 (48.48%) JavaScript
4 16 (48.48%) Python
5 15 (45.45%) Linux
5 15 (45.45%) Selenium
5 15 (45.45%) TestComplete
5 15 (45.45%) JIRA
5 15 (45.45%) Issue Tracking
6 14 (42.42%) HP ALM
6 14 (42.42%) Requirements Management
6 14 (42.42%) HP
7 9 (27.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 9 (27.27%) C++
7 9 (27.27%) VBScript
7 9 (27.27%) Git (software)
7 9 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (24.24%) C
9 7 (21.21%) Degree
9 7 (21.21%) Computer Science
10 6 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (12.12%) Functional Testing
11 4 (12.12%) Non-Functional Testing
11 4 (12.12%) Low Latency
11 4 (12.12%) Algorithms
11 4 (12.12%) TIBCO EMS
11 4 (12.12%) Software Engineering

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 (3.03%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.12%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.03%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (3.03%) IBM Cloud
3 1 (3.03%) OpenShift
3 1 (3.03%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.09%) BGP
1 3 (9.09%) Firewall
1 3 (9.09%) IPsec
1 3 (9.09%) L2TP
1 3 (9.09%) OpenVPN
1 3 (9.09%) TCP/IP
1 3 (9.09%) VPN
2 2 (6.06%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) MongoDB
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle Database
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (3.03%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.03%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (45.45%) JIRA
1 15 (45.45%) Selenium
1 15 (45.45%) TestComplete
2 9 (27.27%) Git (software)
2 9 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 22 (66.67%) Finance
2 17 (51.52%) Banking
3 2 (6.06%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.03%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 8 (24.24%) C++ Developer
1 8 (24.24%) Developer
2 7 (21.21%) Test Engineer
3 5 (15.15%) Automation Tester
3 5 (15.15%) Test Automation Engineer
3 5 (15.15%) Tester
4 4 (12.12%) QA Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) Unix Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Automation Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) JavaScript Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Linux Developer
5 3 (9.09%) Network Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) QA Automation Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Senior C++ Developer
5 3 (9.09%) Senior Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Senior Network Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Server Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Systems Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.12%) TIBCO EMS
2 3 (9.09%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 3 (9.09%) STL
3 1 (3.03%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (3.03%) J2EE
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 1 (3.03%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (27.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 4 (12.12%) Algorithms
2 4 (12.12%) Public Cloud
2 4 (12.12%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (12.12%) Virtual Team
3 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.03%) Fixed Income
3 1 (3.03%) N-Tier
3 1 (3.03%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 15 (45.45%) Linux
2 1 (3.03%) Solaris
2 1 (3.03%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (51.52%) Test Automation
2 15 (45.45%) Issue Tracking
3 14 (42.42%) Requirements Management
4 7 (21.21%) Computer Science
5 6 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (12.12%) Functional Testing
6 4 (12.12%) Low Latency
6 4 (12.12%) Non-Functional Testing
6 4 (12.12%) Software Engineering
7 3 (9.09%) BDD
7 3 (9.09%) Electronic Trading
7 3 (9.09%) Microservices
7 3 (9.09%) Multithreading
7 3 (9.09%) Regression Testing
7 3 (9.09%) Requirements Analysis
7 3 (9.09%) Service Delivery
7 3 (9.09%) SOA
7 3 (9.09%) TDD
7 3 (9.09%) UML
7 3 (9.09%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 19 (57.58%) SQL
2 16 (48.48%) JavaScript
2 16 (48.48%) Python
3 9 (27.27%) C++
3 9 (27.27%) VBScript
4 8 (24.24%) C
5 3 (9.09%) Java
6 2 (6.06%) PL/SQL
6 2 (6.06%) Ruby
6 2 (6.06%) Shell Script
7 1 (3.03%) Bash Shell
7 1 (3.03%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (21.21%) Degree
2 4 (12.12%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (9.09%) CCNA
3 3 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.03%) ISEB
4 1 (3.03%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (51.52%) QA
2 3 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.03%) Docker
1 1 (3.03%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 14 (42.42%) HP ALM
2 2 (6.06%) Prometheus
3 1 (3.03%) Ansible
3 1 (3.03%) Data Guard
3 1 (3.03%) Kubernetes
3 1 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (3.03%) Puppet
Vendors
1 14 (42.42%) HP
2 4 (12.12%) TIBCO
3 3 (9.09%) Cisco
3 3 (9.09%) Oracle
3 3 (9.09%) Solace
4 1 (3.03%) EMC
4 1 (3.03%) SAP
4 1 (3.03%) VMware