The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton 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 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unix
Hampshire / Southampton
Rank 28 32 24
Rank change year-on-year +4 -8  
Contract jobs citing Unix 6 10 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 2.30% 3.60% 7.19%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.79% 15.15% 24.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 11
Median daily rate £450 £418 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.78% +11.33%  
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 £31.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -10.00% -  

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 Southampton with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Southampton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 38 66 128
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 14.56% 23.74% 29.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 47 67
Median daily rate £375 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.84% +4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £150 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 9
Median hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.42% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £17.50 £10.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £29.60 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.92 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.86% +9.16%  

Unix
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Southampton 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 Southampton

Unix
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unix in Southampton

Unix
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix in Southampton

Unix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 25 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 Southampton region with a requirement for Unix.

1 5 (62.50%) Linux
1 5 (62.50%) Firewall
2 4 (50.00%) PKI
2 4 (50.00%) QA
2 4 (50.00%) JBoss
2 4 (50.00%) Java
2 4 (50.00%) CISSP
2 4 (50.00%) RHCE
2 4 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 4 (50.00%) Security+ Certification
2 4 (50.00%) DevOps
2 4 (50.00%) CompTIA Security+
3 3 (37.50%) Windows
4 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (25.00%) Service Management
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (25.00%) PaaS
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (25.00%) IaaS
4 2 (25.00%) Scrum
4 2 (25.00%) VMware
4 2 (25.00%) SAN
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (25.00%) ITIL
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
4 2 (25.00%) Service Design
5 1 (12.50%) Kalman Filter

Unix
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton 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 4 (50.00%) JBoss
2 1 (12.50%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) IaaS
1 2 (25.00%) PaaS
2 1 (12.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) Firewall
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (25.00%) SAN
3 1 (12.50%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (12.50%) Banking
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Linux Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Data Centre Architect
3 1 (12.50%) DBA
3 1 (12.50%) DevOps Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Network Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Network Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Onboarding Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle DBA
3 1 (12.50%) Service Design Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Service Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Architect
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) PKI
2 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (12.50%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Linux
2 3 (37.50%) Windows
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) DevOps
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) Scrum
2 2 (25.00%) Service Design
2 2 (25.00%) Service Management
3 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
3 1 (12.50%) Converged Infrastructure
3 1 (12.50%) High Availability
3 1 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (12.50%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (12.50%) Network Management
3 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
3 1 (12.50%) Process Management
3 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (12.50%) User Stories
3 1 (12.50%) V-Model
3 1 (12.50%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) CISSP
1 4 (50.00%) CompTIA Security+
1 4 (50.00%) RHCE
1 4 (50.00%) Security+ Certification
2 1 (12.50%) CCDP
2 1 (12.50%) CCNA
2 1 (12.50%) CCNP
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (12.50%) MCITP
2 1 (12.50%) MCSE
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Data Guard
1 1 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (12.50%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (12.50%) CA
3 1 (12.50%) IFS
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle
3 1 (12.50%) Remedy