Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 38 9 28
Rank change year-on-year -29 +19 -18
Contract jobs citing Unix 12 182 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 3.16% 27.66% 2.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.43% 66.18% 17.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 151 2
Northern Ireland median daily rate £349 £420 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.85% +19.91% +69.82%
10th Percentile £146 £375 £310
90th Percentile £510 £475 £391
UK median daily rate £490 £455 £425
% change year-on-year +7.69% +7.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £13.50 - -
UK median hourly rate £30.25 £29.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year +4.31% +3.57% -24.32%

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 56 275 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 14.74% 41.79% 14.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 224 13
Northern Ireland median daily rate £380 £420 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.52% +55.56% +35.00%
10th Percentile £119 £358 £105
90th Percentile £515 £556 £348
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 5
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £13.00 £14.89 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.68% +14.52% -26.28%
10th Percentile £11.17 £13.64 £10.00
90th Percentile £22.25 £15.82 £22.25
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -2.86% +6.06% -

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 -26 11 £349 -16.85% 6
County Armagh - 1 - -
Unix
UK

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 9 (75.00%) Finance
2 8 (66.67%) Banking
3 5 (41.67%) Java
3 5 (41.67%) Linux
3 5 (41.67%) Spring
4 4 (33.33%) Low Latency
4 4 (33.33%) Oracle
4 4 (33.33%) Windows
4 4 (33.33%) TDD
5 3 (25.00%) TIBCO
5 3 (25.00%) JUnit
5 3 (25.00%) SQL
5 3 (25.00%) J2EE
5 3 (25.00%) C++
5 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
5 3 (25.00%) SDLC
5 3 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (25.00%) Investment Banking
5 3 (25.00%) TIBCO EMS
6 2 (16.67%) Degree
6 2 (16.67%) Windows Vista
6 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
6 2 (16.67%) Unit Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (16.67%) Kafka
6 2 (16.67%) Bitbucket
6 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
6 2 (16.67%) Akka
6 2 (16.67%) TeamCity
6 2 (16.67%) Git (software)

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 (16.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (16.67%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) npm
1 1 (8.33%) Office 365
1 1 (8.33%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) DHCP
1 2 (16.67%) DNS
1 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (8.33%) LAN
2 1 (8.33%) SAN
2 1 (8.33%) Wireless
2 1 (8.33%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) JUnit
2 2 (16.67%) Bitbucket
2 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 2 (16.67%) SonarQube
2 2 (16.67%) TeamCity
3 1 (8.33%) JIRA
3 1 (8.33%) Maven
General
1 9 (75.00%) Finance
2 8 (66.67%) Banking
3 3 (25.00%) Investment Banking
4 2 (16.67%) Front Office
5 1 (8.33%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Developer
2 5 (41.67%) Java Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Junior
3 3 (25.00%) Junior Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Junior Java Developer
4 2 (16.67%) C++ Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Service Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Administrator
5 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Support
5 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Server Administrator
5 1 (8.33%) Server Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Server Support
5 1 (8.33%) Server Support Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Support Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Wintel Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (41.67%) Spring
2 3 (25.00%) J2EE
2 3 (25.00%) TIBCO EMS
3 2 (16.67%) ActiveMQ
3 2 (16.67%) Akka
3 2 (16.67%) Hibernate
3 2 (16.67%) Kafka
3 2 (16.67%) Spring Boot
3 2 (16.67%) Zuul
4 1 (8.33%) HTML
4 1 (8.33%) HTML5
4 1 (8.33%) React
4 1 (8.33%) Redux
4 1 (8.33%) Web Services
4 1 (8.33%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (16.67%) Blackberry
1 2 (16.67%) Data Structures
1 2 (16.67%) Equities
1 2 (16.67%) Self-Motivation
1 2 (16.67%) Virtual Team
2 1 (8.33%) Client/Server
2 1 (8.33%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Linux
2 4 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Vista
4 1 (8.33%) Mac OS
4 1 (8.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Low Latency
1 4 (33.33%) TDD
2 3 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
2 3 (25.00%) SDLC
3 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (16.67%) MVC
3 2 (16.67%) OO
3 2 (16.67%) OOP
3 2 (16.67%) Problem Management
3 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
3 2 (16.67%) SOLID
3 2 (16.67%) Statistics
3 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
3 2 (16.67%) Unit Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Data Visualisation
4 1 (8.33%) Index Arbitrage
4 1 (8.33%) Multithreading
4 1 (8.33%) OOA/OOD
4 1 (8.33%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) Java
2 3 (25.00%) C++
2 3 (25.00%) SQL
3 2 (16.67%) C
4 1 (8.33%) C#
4 1 (8.33%) ES6
4 1 (8.33%) Java 8
4 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (8.33%) Python
4 1 (8.33%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (16.67%) Virtual Desktop
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Oracle
2 3 (25.00%) TIBCO
3 2 (16.67%) Bloomberg
3 2 (16.67%) Citrix
3 2 (16.67%) IBM
3 2 (16.67%) Reuters
4 1 (8.33%) EMC
4 1 (8.33%) SAP
4 1 (8.33%) Sun
4 1 (8.33%) VMware