Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 9 8 18
Rank change year-on-year -1 +10 -8
Contract jobs citing Unix 114 416 117
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 12.46% 17.35% 7.71%
As % of the Operating Systems category 35.74% 38.55% 28.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 311 81
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £400 £320 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -32.63% +35.71%
10th Percentile £266 £225 £288
90th Percentile £615 £471 £663
North East median daily rate £400 £320 £470
% change year-on-year +25.00% -31.91% +38.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 17 9
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate - £36.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -4.00% -
North East median hourly rate £45.00 £36.00 £37.25
% change year-on-year +25.00% -3.36% -

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 Tyne and Wear with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Tyne and Wear
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 319 1079 404
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 34.86% 45.00% 26.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 754 221
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £350 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -13.33% +13.29%
10th Percentile £216 £215 £231
90th Percentile £538 £476 £550
North East median daily rate £350 £325 £363
% change year-on-year +7.69% -10.34% +11.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 84 41
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £12.25 £28.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.25% +7.69% +72.87%
10th Percentile £9.00 £12.25 £11.75
90th Percentile £44.75 £36.00 £43.00
North East median hourly rate £14.00 £28.00 £17.77
% change year-on-year -50.00% +57.57% +7.70%

Unix
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

Job postings citing Unix as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear.

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 6 months to 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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
Newcastle upon Tyne -2 114 £400 +25.00%
Unix
North East

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 93 (81.58%) Linux
2 91 (79.82%) Oracle
3 74 (64.91%) Red Hat
4 69 (60.53%) WebLogic
5 63 (55.26%) JBoss
6 62 (54.39%) Security Cleared
7 55 (48.25%) AIX
8 54 (47.37%) SC Cleared
9 50 (43.86%) SQL
10 44 (38.60%) Sun
10 44 (38.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 43 (37.72%) Perl
12 42 (36.84%) Solaris
12 42 (36.84%) HP
13 40 (35.09%) Windows
14 39 (34.21%) Firewall
15 37 (32.46%) Shell Script
15 37 (32.46%) DevOps
16 36 (31.58%) Korn
17 33 (28.95%) Apache
17 33 (28.95%) ITIL
17 33 (28.95%) PL/SQL
18 32 (28.07%) HPUX
18 32 (28.07%) DNS
18 32 (28.07%) LDAP
19 31 (27.19%) TCP/IP
19 31 (27.19%) Tomcat
19 31 (27.19%) iPlanet
20 30 (26.32%) SUSE
21 29 (25.44%) J2EE

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 69 (60.53%) WebLogic
2 63 (55.26%) JBoss
3 33 (28.95%) Apache
4 31 (27.19%) iPlanet
4 31 (27.19%) Tomcat
5 29 (25.44%) Oracle Application Server
6 13 (11.40%) WebSphere
6 13 (11.40%) WebSphere Application Server
7 10 (8.77%) SharePoint
8 9 (7.89%) OpenStack
9 8 (7.02%) BizTalk Server
9 8 (7.02%) MQSeries
9 8 (7.02%) SAS
10 7 (6.14%) WebLogic Portal
11 5 (4.39%) Oracle Workflow
12 4 (3.51%) FileNet
13 3 (2.63%) Tuxedo
14 2 (1.75%) Confluence
14 2 (1.75%) Drupal
14 2 (1.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 8 (7.02%) Microsoft Office
1 8 (7.02%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 15 (13.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 13 (11.40%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 7 (6.14%) SAP ERP
4 3 (2.63%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (4.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.75%) Boomi
4 1 (0.88%) DigitalOcean
4 1 (0.88%) Linode
4 1 (0.88%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 39 (34.21%) Firewall
2 32 (28.07%) DNS
2 32 (28.07%) LDAP
3 31 (27.19%) TCP/IP
4 19 (16.67%) OpenLDAP
4 19 (16.67%) SSH
5 13 (11.40%) SAN
6 8 (7.02%) FCoE
6 8 (7.02%) iSCSI
6 8 (7.02%) NAS
6 8 (7.02%) X.21
7 6 (5.26%) WAN
8 5 (4.39%) Intrusion Detection
8 5 (4.39%) Network Security
8 5 (4.39%) SSL
9 2 (1.75%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (12.28%) BusinessObjects
2 12 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (9.65%) Relational Database
4 9 (7.89%) Big Data
4 9 (7.89%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (7.02%) Apache Hive
5 8 (7.02%) HBase
5 8 (7.02%) MongoDB
6 6 (5.26%) Data Lake
6 6 (5.26%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 6 (5.26%) Hadoop
6 6 (5.26%) NoSQL
6 6 (5.26%) Oracle Database
6 6 (5.26%) Pentaho
7 5 (4.39%) RDBMS
8 4 (3.51%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (3.51%) SQL Server
9 3 (2.63%) SQLPlus
10 2 (1.75%) GIS
10 2 (1.75%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 6 (5.26%) ERwin
1 6 (5.26%) Git (software)
2 4 (3.51%) Jenkins
3 3 (2.63%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (2.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 3 (2.63%) Toad
4 2 (1.75%) Eclipse
4 2 (1.75%) JIRA
5 1 (0.88%) GitLab
5 1 (0.88%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.88%) Subversion
5 1 (0.88%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (8.77%) Finance
Job Titles
1 31 (27.19%) Unix Engineer
2 27 (23.68%) DevOps Engineer
3 22 (19.30%) AIX Engineer
4 18 (15.79%) Cloud Engineer
5 13 (11.40%) Solaris Engineer
6 11 (9.65%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 10 (8.77%) Linux Engineer
8 8 (7.02%) Support Engineer
9 6 (5.26%) Administrator
9 6 (5.26%) Architect
9 6 (5.26%) Data Architect
9 6 (5.26%) Data Engineer
9 6 (5.26%) Lead Architect
9 6 (5.26%) Lead Data Architect
9 6 (5.26%) Senior Data Engineer
10 5 (4.39%) Consultant
10 5 (4.39%) Systems Administrator
11 4 (3.51%) Business Intelligence Architect
11 4 (3.51%) Data Warehouse Architect
11 4 (3.51%) Linux Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (25.44%) J2EE
2 15 (13.16%) Software Packaging
3 13 (11.40%) WebSphere MQ
4 4 (3.51%) XML
5 3 (2.63%) JSON
6 2 (1.75%) REST
6 2 (1.75%) SOAP
6 2 (1.75%) XSD
6 2 (1.75%) XSL
7 1 (0.88%) .NET
7 1 (0.88%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (0.88%) Angular 2
7 1 (0.88%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.88%) LAMP
7 1 (0.88%) LAPP Stack
7 1 (0.88%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 28 (24.56%) Clustering
2 27 (23.68%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (14.04%) Data Centre
4 11 (9.65%) Private Cloud
5 6 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (5.26%) Management Information System
6 5 (4.39%) DataPower
6 5 (4.39%) Grid Computing
7 3 (2.63%) User Experience
8 1 (0.88%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.88%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 93 (81.58%) Linux
2 55 (48.25%) AIX
3 44 (38.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 42 (36.84%) Solaris
5 40 (35.09%) Windows
6 32 (28.07%) HPUX
7 30 (26.32%) SUSE
8 21 (18.42%) Windows XP
9 7 (6.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (32.46%) DevOps
2 33 (28.95%) ITIL
3 27 (23.68%) High Availability
4 24 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (21.05%) Load Balancing
5 19 (16.67%) OO
6 13 (11.40%) Data Management
6 13 (11.40%) Unit Testing
7 12 (10.53%) Data Architecture
7 12 (10.53%) Data Integration
7 12 (10.53%) Data Modelling
7 12 (10.53%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 9 (7.89%) Open Source
9 8 (7.02%) Analytics
9 8 (7.02%) Disaster Recovery
9 8 (7.02%) Procure-to-Pay
10 7 (6.14%) Configuration Management
10 7 (6.14%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (6.14%) ERP
10 7 (6.14%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 50 (43.86%) SQL
2 43 (37.72%) Perl
3 37 (32.46%) Shell Script
4 36 (31.58%) Korn
5 33 (28.95%) PL/SQL
6 16 (14.04%) Bash Shell
6 16 (14.04%) C-shell
7 10 (8.77%) Python
8 9 (7.89%) Java
9 4 (3.51%) PowerShell
10 3 (2.63%) COBOL
11 2 (1.75%) R
11 2 (1.75%) VB
11 2 (1.75%) XPath
11 2 (1.75%) XQuery
12 1 (0.88%) C#
12 1 (0.88%) Jython
12 1 (0.88%) PHP
12 1 (0.88%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 62 (54.39%) Security Cleared
2 54 (47.37%) SC Cleared
3 8 (7.02%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.75%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.88%) Degree
5 1 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (11.40%) QA
2 6 (5.26%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.88%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (18.42%) Active Directory
2 20 (17.54%) NFS
3 16 (14.04%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 16 (14.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (13.16%) Hyper-V
5 13 (11.40%) KVM
6 12 (10.53%) Samba
7 8 (7.02%) Oracle RAC
7 8 (7.02%) Virtual Machines
8 7 (6.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.88%) Firmware
9 1 (0.88%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.88%) Xen
Systems Management
1 20 (17.54%) Opscode Chef
1 20 (17.54%) Puppet
2 8 (7.02%) OpenView
3 5 (4.39%) Forum Sentry
4 4 (3.51%) Ansible
5 2 (1.75%) Dollar Universe
5 2 (1.75%) HP SiteScope
5 2 (1.75%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.88%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.88%) MOM
6 1 (0.88%) Nagios
6 1 (0.88%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.88%) OpenNMS
6 1 (0.88%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.88%) SCOM
6 1 (0.88%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.88%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 91 (79.82%) Oracle
2 74 (64.91%) Red Hat
3 44 (38.60%) Sun
4 42 (36.84%) HP
5 25 (21.93%) Informatica
6 24 (21.05%) Cisco
6 24 (21.05%) F5
7 23 (20.18%) Veritas
8 20 (17.54%) IBM
9 16 (14.04%) VMware
10 15 (13.16%) PlateSpin
11 13 (11.40%) Axway
11 13 (11.40%) Siebel
12 8 (7.02%) Cognos
12 8 (7.02%) Opsware
13 7 (6.14%) SAP
14 6 (5.26%) CA
14 6 (5.26%) Microsoft
14 6 (5.26%) Tableau
15 3 (2.63%) Borland