The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire 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
Yorkshire / South Yorkshire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 5 31
Rank change year-on-year -2 +26  
Contract jobs citing Unix 62 94 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 13.75% 17.03% 2.88%
As % of the Operating Systems category 48.82% 53.11% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 70 7
Median daily rate £488 £463 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.40% -7.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £336 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £750 £525
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 South Yorkshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
South Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 127 177 78
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire 28.16% 32.07% 18.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 126 40
Median daily rate £425 £400 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +60.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £288 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 13
Median hourly rate £13.00 £20.00 £10.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.98% +90.47%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £17.50 £9.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £27.65 £19.79
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 South Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 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 South Yorkshire

Unix
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Unix in South Yorkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Unix in South Yorkshire

Unix
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unix in South Yorkshire over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unix in South Yorkshire

Unix
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix in South Yorkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix in South Yorkshire

Unix
Contract Job Locations in South Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix within the South Yorkshire 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
Sheffield -4 60 £488 - 1
Unix
Yorkshire

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 South Yorkshire region with a requirement for Unix.

1 79 (80.61%) Linux
2 60 (61.22%) Git (software)
3 56 (57.14%) Java
4 51 (52.04%) Mac OS X
5 48 (48.98%) CSS
6 41 (41.84%) JavaScript
6 41 (41.84%) Agile Software Development
7 38 (38.78%) TDD
7 38 (38.78%) Web Development
8 37 (37.76%) Configuration Management
9 36 (36.73%) Python
10 35 (35.71%) DevOps
11 34 (34.69%) HTML
12 33 (33.67%) Relational Database
13 32 (32.65%) Mentoring
14 31 (31.63%) Line Management
15 30 (30.61%) Ruby
16 27 (27.55%) Continuous Delivery
16 27 (27.55%) Continuous Integration
17 23 (23.47%) User Experience
18 21 (21.43%) Web Services
18 21 (21.43%) HTTP
19 20 (20.41%) Web Design
19 20 (20.41%) Responsive Web Design
19 20 (20.41%) BDD
20 19 (19.39%) Visualisation
21 18 (18.37%) Front End Development
22 17 (17.35%) REST
23 16 (16.33%) Automated Testing
24 14 (14.29%) Red Hat

Unix
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Yorkshire 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 9 (9.18%) Confluence
2 5 (5.10%) Apache Spark
2 5 (5.10%) SAS
3 3 (3.06%) WebSphere
4 2 (2.04%) Apache
4 2 (2.04%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.02%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (1.02%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.02%) Tuxedo
5 1 (1.02%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.02%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (1.02%) WebSphere Portal
Business Applications
1 2 (2.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.02%) Academy Housing
Cloud Services
1 9 (9.18%) GitHub
2 3 (3.06%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (21.43%) HTTP
2 9 (9.18%) DNS
3 7 (7.14%) NAS
3 7 (7.14%) SAN
4 5 (5.10%) DHCP
4 5 (5.10%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 5 (5.10%) LDAP
5 4 (4.08%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.02%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (33.67%) Relational Database
2 6 (6.12%) Apache Hive
2 6 (6.12%) Big Data
2 6 (6.12%) Hadoop
2 6 (6.12%) HBase
3 5 (5.10%) DataStage
4 4 (4.08%) Data Lake
5 2 (2.04%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.04%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.04%) Pentaho
5 2 (2.04%) Spark SQL
6 1 (1.02%) Ingres
6 1 (1.02%) Redis
6 1 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 60 (61.22%) Git (software)
2 10 (10.20%) Jenkins
2 10 (10.20%) JIRA
3 4 (4.08%) git-flow
3 4 (4.08%) Maven
4 3 (3.06%) Gradle
4 3 (3.06%) Mockito
4 3 (3.06%) Spock
5 2 (2.04%) Ant
5 2 (2.04%) EasyMock
5 2 (2.04%) jMock
5 2 (2.04%) Subversion
6 1 (1.02%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.02%) IntelliJ
6 1 (1.02%) JUnit
6 1 (1.02%) Selenium
6 1 (1.02%) TeamCity
General
1 13 (13.27%) Finance
2 9 (9.18%) Banking
3 2 (2.04%) Electronics
3 2 (2.04%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.04%) Marketing
3 2 (2.04%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.02%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.02%) Retail
Job Titles
1 55 (56.12%) Developer
2 39 (39.80%) Java Developer
3 17 (17.35%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 11 (11.22%) DevOps Engineer
5 9 (9.18%) Administrator
5 9 (9.18%) Full Stack Developer
6 8 (8.16%) Front End Java Developer (Client-Side Java Developer)
7 7 (7.14%) Unix Administrator
8 6 (6.12%) HTML Developer
9 5 (5.10%) Analyst
9 5 (5.10%) Big Data Analyst
9 5 (5.10%) Data Analyst
9 5 (5.10%) Platform Engineer
10 4 (4.08%) Lead Developer
10 4 (4.08%) Linux Administrator
10 4 (4.08%) Linux Specialist
10 4 (4.08%) Network Specialist
10 4 (4.08%) Unix Engineer
10 4 (4.08%) Unix Specialist
11 3 (3.06%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (48.98%) CSS
2 34 (34.69%) HTML
3 21 (21.43%) Web Services
4 17 (17.35%) REST
5 6 (6.12%) XML
6 3 (3.06%) JSON
6 3 (3.06%) Middleware
6 3 (3.06%) Node.js
6 3 (3.06%) SOAP
7 2 (2.04%) Apache Tez
7 2 (2.04%) Spring
7 2 (2.04%) Velocity
8 1 (1.02%) Hibernate
8 1 (1.02%) HTML5
8 1 (1.02%) JMS
8 1 (1.02%) jQuery
8 1 (1.02%) JRuby
8 1 (1.02%) Spring MVC
8 1 (1.02%) XSD
8 1 (1.02%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 23 (23.47%) User Experience
2 8 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.10%) Data Centre
4 4 (4.08%) Replication
4 4 (4.08%) Symmetrix
5 1 (1.02%) DataPower
5 1 (1.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.02%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.02%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.02%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 79 (80.61%) Linux
2 51 (52.04%) Mac OS X
3 13 (13.27%) Solaris
3 13 (13.27%) SUSE
4 10 (10.20%) AIX
5 8 (8.16%) Windows
6 7 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (4.08%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 4 (4.08%) VMS
8 2 (2.04%) Windows Server
9 1 (1.02%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (41.84%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (38.78%) TDD
2 38 (38.78%) Web Development
3 37 (37.76%) Configuration Management
4 35 (35.71%) DevOps
5 32 (32.65%) Mentoring
6 31 (31.63%) Line Management
7 27 (27.55%) Continuous Delivery
7 27 (27.55%) Continuous Integration
8 20 (20.41%) BDD
8 20 (20.41%) Responsive Web Design
8 20 (20.41%) Web Design
9 19 (19.39%) Visualisation
10 18 (18.37%) Front End Development
11 16 (16.33%) Automated Testing
12 13 (13.27%) Prototyping
12 13 (13.27%) Rapid Prototyping
13 6 (6.12%) ETL
14 5 (5.10%) Data Modelling
14 5 (5.10%) MapReduce
Programming Languages
1 56 (57.14%) Java
2 41 (41.84%) JavaScript
3 36 (36.73%) Python
4 30 (30.61%) Ruby
5 10 (10.20%) Perl
6 9 (9.18%) Shell Script
7 8 (8.16%) SQL
8 7 (7.14%) Bash Shell
9 3 (3.06%) C
9 3 (3.06%) Scala
10 2 (2.04%) Clojure
10 2 (2.04%) Groovy
10 2 (2.04%) Jython
10 2 (2.04%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.02%) C++
11 1 (1.02%) ECMAScript
11 1 (1.02%) ES6
11 1 (1.02%) Korn
11 1 (1.02%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.02%) XPath
Qualifications
1 11 (11.22%) Security Cleared
2 7 (7.14%) Degree
3 6 (6.12%) BC Cleared
4 1 (1.02%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.02%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.14%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.02%) FATCA
System Software
1 8 (8.16%) Docker
2 6 (6.12%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 5 (5.10%) NFS
4 4 (4.08%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (4.08%) SRDF
4 4 (4.08%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 4 (4.08%) Veritas File System
5 3 (3.06%) HDFS
6 1 (1.02%) Active Directory
6 1 (1.02%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (8.16%) Puppet
2 6 (6.12%) Ansible
2 6 (6.12%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (4.08%) Cobbler
3 4 (4.08%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 1 (1.02%) Control-M
4 1 (1.02%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 14 (14.29%) Red Hat
2 6 (6.12%) Brocade
2 6 (6.12%) EMC
2 6 (6.12%) IBM
2 6 (6.12%) Veritas
2 6 (6.12%) VMware
3 5 (5.10%) Ab Initio
3 5 (5.10%) Cisco
3 5 (5.10%) F5
3 5 (5.10%) Infoblox
3 5 (5.10%) Informatica
3 5 (5.10%) NetApp
3 5 (5.10%) Oracle
4 4 (4.08%) Sun
5 3 (3.06%) Microsoft
6 2 (2.04%) HP
6 2 (2.04%) SAP
6 2 (2.04%) Splunk
7 1 (1.02%) AppDynamics
7 1 (1.02%) MuleSoft