The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 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 29 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
North East / Tyne and Wear
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 17 15
Rank change year-on-year -8 -2  
Contract jobs citing Unix 55 63 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 9.52% 9.05% 10.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 31.25% 51.22% 42.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 39 31
Median daily rate £429 £290 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +47.84% -31.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £252 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £504 £495
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 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% -  

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 Tyne and Wear with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Tyne and Wear
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 176 123 109
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 30.45% 17.67% 24.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 72 60
Median daily rate £390 £290 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +34.48% -22.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £193 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 2 10
Median hourly rate £22.50 £15.25 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.54% +27.08%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.79 £15.25 £10.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £17.85 £18.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

Unix
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 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 Tyne and Wear

Unix
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unix in Tyne and Wear

Unix
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unix in Tyne and Wear over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unix in Tyne and Wear

Unix
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix in Tyne and Wear

Unix
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 29 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
Newcastle upon Tyne -9 53 £429 +47.84% 5
Sunderland - 2 - -
Unix
North East

For the 6 months to 29 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for Unix.

1 175 (82.16%) Linux
2 131 (61.50%) Windows
3 104 (48.83%) DevOps
4 87 (40.85%) Agile Software Development
5 86 (40.38%) Oracle
6 82 (38.50%) Analytical Skills
7 81 (38.03%) AIX
8 74 (34.74%) Red Hat
9 73 (34.27%) Open Source
10 72 (33.80%) ITIL
11 65 (30.52%) Security Cleared
12 64 (30.05%) SQL
13 62 (29.11%) Change Management
14 61 (28.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 60 (28.17%) Windows Server
16 59 (27.70%) HP
17 54 (25.35%) WebLogic
17 54 (25.35%) SC Cleared
18 49 (23.00%) Perl
19 48 (22.54%) Microsoft
19 48 (22.54%) WebSphere
20 47 (22.07%) Software Packaging
20 47 (22.07%) Data Management
20 47 (22.07%) Configuration Management
21 46 (21.60%) Problem Management
22 45 (21.13%) PowerShell
22 45 (21.13%) IaaS
22 45 (21.13%) SaaS
22 45 (21.13%) PaaS
23 43 (20.19%) MS PowerPoint

Unix
Co-occurring IT Skills in Tyne and Wear 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 54 (25.35%) WebLogic
2 48 (22.54%) WebSphere
3 29 (13.62%) Confluence
4 26 (12.21%) JBoss
5 15 (7.04%) WebSphere Application Server
6 9 (4.23%) Oracle Application Server
7 8 (3.76%) Apache
8 7 (3.29%) Tuxedo
9 6 (2.82%) Tomcat
10 5 (2.35%) Oracle Workflow
10 5 (2.35%) SAS
11 4 (1.88%) iPlanet
11 4 (1.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 3 (1.41%) FileNet
12 3 (1.41%) MQSeries
12 3 (1.41%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 2 (0.94%) IIS
13 2 (0.94%) Jetty
13 2 (0.94%) Mongrel
13 2 (0.94%) nginx
Applications
1 43 (20.19%) MS Excel
1 43 (20.19%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (6.10%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (5.16%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 7 (3.29%) Oracle 11i
4 3 (1.41%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.94%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.94%) Oracle iRecruitment
6 1 (0.47%) OpenText MBPM
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle HRMS
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 45 (21.13%) IaaS
1 45 (21.13%) PaaS
1 45 (21.13%) SaaS
2 27 (12.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (12.21%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (7.51%) Trello
5 5 (2.35%) OpenShift
6 3 (1.41%) GitHub
6 3 (1.41%) HP Helion
7 2 (0.94%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.94%) Google App Engine
7 2 (0.94%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 34 (15.96%) TCP/IP
2 27 (12.68%) LDAP
3 13 (6.10%) SSL
4 12 (5.63%) Firewall
5 10 (4.69%) DNS
6 8 (3.76%) Internet
6 8 (3.76%) OpenLDAP
6 8 (3.76%) SSH
7 7 (3.29%) HTTP
8 6 (2.82%) CTI
9 3 (1.41%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (1.41%) Network Security
10 2 (0.94%) DHCP
10 2 (0.94%) FTP
10 2 (0.94%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (14.08%) BusinessObjects
2 17 (7.98%) Oracle Database
2 17 (7.98%) SQL Server
3 15 (7.04%) MongoDB
4 13 (6.10%) Oracle Reports
5 11 (5.16%) Relational Database
6 10 (4.69%) DB2
7 9 (4.23%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (3.29%) Ingres
8 7 (3.29%) Oracle Database 11g
8 7 (3.29%) RDBMS
9 4 (1.88%) Oracle Database 12c
10 3 (1.41%) Neo4j
10 3 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (1.41%) SAS Enterprise Guide
10 3 (1.41%) SAS Enterprise Miner
11 2 (0.94%) Oracle Discoverer
12 1 (0.47%) DTS
Development Applications
1 42 (19.72%) Git (software)
2 34 (15.96%) Jenkins
3 28 (13.15%) Sonatype Nexus
4 27 (12.68%) JIRA
5 16 (7.51%) GitLab
6 4 (1.88%) JUnit
6 4 (1.88%) Log4j
7 3 (1.41%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.94%) IntelliJ
8 2 (0.94%) Selenium
8 2 (0.94%) Toad
8 2 (0.94%) Travis CI
9 1 (0.47%) ProC
9 1 (0.47%) Subversion
9 1 (0.47%) Xcode
General
1 4 (1.88%) Manufacturing
2 2 (0.94%) Finance
3 1 (0.47%) Banking
3 1 (0.47%) Games
Job Titles
1 47 (22.07%) DevOps Engineer
2 24 (11.27%) Operations Engineer
3 23 (10.80%) Administrator
4 21 (9.86%) DBA
4 21 (9.86%) Support Engineer
5 17 (7.98%) Developer
6 16 (7.51%) Analyst
7 15 (7.04%) Oracle DBA
7 15 (7.04%) Support Analyst
8 14 (6.57%) Cloud Engineer
8 14 (6.57%) Operations Analyst
8 14 (6.57%) Senior Operations Engineer
8 14 (6.57%) Unix Engineer
9 13 (6.10%) Operational Support Analyst
9 13 (6.10%) Operations Support Analyst
10 11 (5.16%) Automation Engineer
11 10 (4.69%) Java Developer
12 9 (4.23%) Linux Engineer
13 8 (3.76%) Azure DevOps
13 8 (3.76%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (22.07%) Software Packaging
2 14 (6.57%) J2EE
2 14 (6.57%) Web Services
3 12 (5.63%) WebSphere MQ
4 11 (5.16%) Middleware
5 10 (4.69%) XML
6 9 (4.23%) REST
6 9 (4.23%) SOAP
7 8 (3.76%) HTML
8 6 (2.82%) CSS
8 6 (2.82%) Hibernate
9 5 (2.35%) HTML5
9 5 (2.35%) Spring
10 4 (1.88%) JAX-RPC
10 4 (1.88%) Oracle GoldenGate
10 4 (1.88%) WSDL
10 4 (1.88%) XSL
10 4 (1.88%) XSLT
11 3 (1.41%) Dropwizard
11 3 (1.41%) IBM Integration Bus
Miscellaneous
1 82 (38.50%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (6.57%) Mainframe
3 13 (6.10%) Management Information System
3 13 (6.10%) Tandem
4 10 (4.69%) IBM Mainframe
5 6 (2.82%) Handset
6 5 (2.35%) Clustering
7 3 (1.41%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.41%) DataPower
8 2 (0.94%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.47%) AS400
9 1 (0.47%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.47%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.47%) User Experience
9 1 (0.47%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 175 (82.16%) Linux
2 131 (61.50%) Windows
3 81 (38.03%) AIX
4 61 (28.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 60 (28.17%) Windows Server
6 40 (18.78%) Windows XP
7 32 (15.02%) Windows 2000
8 20 (9.39%) Solaris
9 14 (6.57%) zOS
10 7 (3.29%) VME
11 5 (2.35%) MVS
11 5 (2.35%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (1.88%) Mac OS X
12 4 (1.88%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (1.41%) OS/390
14 2 (0.94%) VMS
14 2 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
15 1 (0.47%) Android
15 1 (0.47%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.47%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (48.83%) DevOps
2 87 (40.85%) Agile Software Development
3 73 (34.27%) Open Source
4 72 (33.80%) ITIL
5 62 (29.11%) Change Management
6 47 (22.07%) Configuration Management
6 47 (22.07%) Data Management
7 46 (21.60%) Problem Management
8 42 (19.72%) Change Control
9 39 (18.31%) Service Management
10 35 (16.43%) PRINCE2
11 31 (14.55%) ITSM
12 30 (14.08%) Operational Acceptance Testing
13 24 (11.27%) Release Management
14 22 (10.33%) OO
15 19 (8.92%) Continuous Integration
16 18 (8.45%) Server Monitoring
17 16 (7.51%) Disaster Recovery
17 16 (7.51%) Performance Tuning
18 15 (7.04%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 64 (30.05%) SQL
2 49 (23.00%) Perl
3 45 (21.13%) PowerShell
4 43 (20.19%) Java
5 31 (14.55%) Shell Script
6 27 (12.68%) VB
7 11 (5.16%) PL/SQL
8 8 (3.76%) Korn
9 7 (3.29%) Scala
10 5 (2.35%) COBOL
11 4 (1.88%) C
11 4 (1.88%) JavaScript
11 4 (1.88%) Python
11 4 (1.88%) Ruby
12 3 (1.41%) VBScript
13 1 (0.47%) C++
13 1 (0.47%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.47%) PHP
Qualifications
1 65 (30.52%) Security Cleared
2 54 (25.35%) SC Cleared
3 13 (6.10%) BPSS Clearance
4 11 (5.16%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.94%) CCNA
5 2 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (0.94%) IBM Certification
5 2 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (0.94%) MCSE
5 2 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.47%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.47%) CCA
6 1 (0.47%) CCNP
6 1 (0.47%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.47%) Degree
6 1 (0.47%) MCDBA
6 1 (0.47%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (12.68%) SLA
2 8 (3.76%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.94%) QA
System Software
1 35 (16.43%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.76%) NFS
2 8 (3.76%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 7 (3.29%) Docker
4 5 (2.35%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (1.88%) Oracle Clusterware
5 4 (1.88%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 2 (0.94%) Xen
7 1 (0.47%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.47%) KVM
7 1 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.47%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 36 (16.90%) Puppet
2 27 (12.68%) Ansible
3 25 (11.74%) Opscode Chef
4 23 (10.80%) Dollar Universe
5 18 (8.45%) HP SiteScope
6 16 (7.51%) Tivoli
7 10 (4.69%) Data Guard
8 7 (3.29%) Control-M
9 5 (2.35%) Packer
10 4 (1.88%) Oracle RMAN
11 3 (1.41%) Forum Sentry
11 3 (1.41%) Terraform
12 2 (0.94%) MOM
12 2 (0.94%) SCOM
13 1 (0.47%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 86 (40.38%) Oracle
2 74 (34.74%) Red Hat
3 59 (27.70%) HP
4 48 (22.54%) Microsoft
5 33 (15.49%) IBM
6 26 (12.21%) Atlassian
7 23 (10.80%) Informatica
7 23 (10.80%) TIBCO
8 18 (8.45%) Siebel
9 14 (6.57%) Sun
10 12 (5.63%) Axway
10 12 (5.63%) CA
11 5 (2.35%) Cisco
11 5 (2.35%) VMware
12 4 (1.88%) F5
12 4 (1.88%) Veritas
13 2 (0.94%) Google
13 2 (0.94%) webMethods
14 1 (0.47%) Citrix
14 1 (0.47%) SAP