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 23 June 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
Hampshire / Southampton
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 19 36
Rank change year-on-year -2 +17  
Contract jobs citing Unix 7 12 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 3.41% 5.56% 3.35%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.28% 20.69% 11.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 10
Median daily rate £425 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.85% +2.94%  
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 £39.50 £27.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year +42.34% -26.00%  

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 57 58 101
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 27.80% 26.85% 28.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 33 77
Median daily rate £400 £425 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +17.24%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £240 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £465 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 6
Median hourly rate £22.50 £21.00 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £21.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £21.00 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year -6.06% +1.85%  

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix in Southampton.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix in Southampton

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 10 (76.92%) Linux
2 5 (38.46%) Debian
2 5 (38.46%) Firewall
2 5 (38.46%) Python
2 5 (38.46%) Test Automation
2 5 (38.46%) Hadoop
2 5 (38.46%) Ubuntu
2 5 (38.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 5 (38.46%) Performance Tuning
2 5 (38.46%) Security Hardening
2 5 (38.46%) Desktop Virtualisation
3 4 (30.77%) DevOps
3 4 (30.77%) CompTIA Security+
3 4 (30.77%) Security+ Certification
3 4 (30.77%) CISSP
3 4 (30.77%) RHCE
3 4 (30.77%) Red Hat
3 4 (30.77%) JBoss
3 4 (30.77%) Java
3 4 (30.77%) PKI
3 4 (30.77%) QA
4 3 (23.08%) Windows
4 3 (23.08%) Windows Server
4 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (15.38%) Data Centre
5 2 (15.38%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (15.38%) SQL
5 2 (15.38%) SAN
5 2 (15.38%) Cisco

Unix
Co-occurring 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 (30.77%) JBoss
2 1 (7.69%) IIS
2 1 (7.69%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) IaaS
1 1 (7.69%) PaaS
1 1 (7.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) Firewall
2 2 (15.38%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (15.38%) SAN
3 1 (7.69%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (38.46%) Hadoop
2 1 (7.69%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (7.69%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (7.69%) PowerCenter
2 1 (7.69%) RDBMS
2 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) SQLPlus
2 1 (7.69%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (7.69%) Subversion
1 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
1 1 (7.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (7.69%) Banking
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Administrator
2 5 (38.46%) Linux Administrator
3 3 (23.08%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Architect
5 1 (7.69%) ASP Developer
5 1 (7.69%) C# Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Data Centre Architect
5 1 (7.69%) DevOps Administrator
5 1 (7.69%) Informatica Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Network Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Network Infrastructure Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) OBIEE Developer
5 1 (7.69%) SQL Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (7.69%) Systems Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
1 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
1 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) PKI
2 2 (15.38%) Data Centre
3 1 (7.69%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (7.69%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 10 (76.92%) Linux
2 5 (38.46%) Debian
2 5 (38.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 5 (38.46%) Ubuntu
3 3 (23.08%) Windows
3 3 (23.08%) Windows Server
3 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Desktop Virtualisation
1 5 (38.46%) Performance Tuning
1 5 (38.46%) Security Hardening
1 5 (38.46%) Test Automation
2 4 (30.77%) DevOps
3 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.69%) Converged Infrastructure
4 1 (7.69%) High Availability
4 1 (7.69%) ITIL
4 1 (7.69%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (7.69%) Migration
4 1 (7.69%) Network Management
4 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
4 1 (7.69%) Process Management
4 1 (7.69%) Scrum
4 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
4 1 (7.69%) Service Management
4 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (7.69%) V-Model
4 1 (7.69%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) Python
2 4 (30.77%) Java
3 2 (15.38%) SQL
4 1 (7.69%) C#
4 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
4 1 (7.69%) PL/SQL
4 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
4 1 (7.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) CISSP
1 4 (30.77%) CompTIA Security+
1 4 (30.77%) RHCE
1 4 (30.77%) Security+ Certification
2 1 (7.69%) CCDP
2 1 (7.69%) CCNA
2 1 (7.69%) CCNP
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (7.69%) MCITP
2 1 (7.69%) MCSE
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (30.77%) QA
2 1 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Red Hat
2 2 (15.38%) Cisco
3 1 (7.69%) Informatica
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle
3 1 (7.69%) VMware