Period
to 23 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for FreeBSD skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited FreeBSD over the 6 months to 23 February 2018 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.

FreeBSD
UK
6 months to
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 852 838 869
Rank change year-on-year -14 +31 -4
Contract jobs citing FreeBSD 19 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.019% 0.013% 0.007%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.091% 0.060% 0.035%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 4
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £256
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +56.01% +19.81%
10th Percentile £281 £376 £217
90th Percentile £468 £424 £278
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 - £256
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 1
UK median hourly rate £46.89 £47.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.23% +10.59% -
10th Percentile £42.99 £39.50 £41.25
90th Percentile £48.96 £47.44 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

FreeBSD is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 20,952 20,111 23,160
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.66% 20.95% 21.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,415 12,701 13,846
UK median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £170 £190 £188
90th Percentile £613 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +4.00% +2.74% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,263 1,288 1,725
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.40 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.69% -0.64% +3.13%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £10.43
90th Percentile £47.83 £46.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +2.32% -6.06% +4.76%

FreeBSD
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing FreeBSD as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for FreeBSD in the UK

FreeBSD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for FreeBSD in the UK

FreeBSD
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing FreeBSD over the 6 months to 23 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for FreeBSD in the UK

FreeBSD
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for FreeBSD in the UK

FreeBSD
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing FreeBSD within the UK over the 6 months to 23 February 2018. 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
England -16 17 £400 - 3
London -38 15 £400 - 3
UK excluding London - 2 £375 -
South West - 1 £375 -
East of England - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing FreeBSD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for FreeBSD.

1 17 (89.47%) Linux
2 13 (68.42%) Python
3 12 (63.16%) Windows
4 10 (52.63%) DNS
5 8 (42.11%) Migration
5 8 (42.11%) Windows Server
6 7 (36.84%) DHCP
7 6 (31.58%) Debian
7 6 (31.58%) VMware
7 6 (31.58%) Open Source
8 5 (26.32%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (26.32%) SC Cleared
8 5 (26.32%) Security Cleared
8 5 (26.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (26.32%) Linux Command Line
8 5 (26.32%) Ansible
8 5 (26.32%) Data Centre
8 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
9 4 (21.05%) PHP
9 4 (21.05%) SQL
9 4 (21.05%) MySQL
9 4 (21.05%) Firewall
9 4 (21.05%) KVM
9 4 (21.05%) CentOS
9 4 (21.05%) Git (software)
9 4 (21.05%) Ubuntu
10 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
10 3 (15.79%) XenServer
10 3 (15.79%) OpenVPN
10 3 (15.79%) Machine Learning

FreeBSD
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 3 (15.79%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (10.53%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 10 (52.63%) DNS
2 7 (36.84%) DHCP
3 4 (21.05%) Firewall
4 3 (15.79%) OpenVPN
4 3 (15.79%) OPNsense
5 2 (10.53%) ADSL
5 2 (10.53%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (10.53%) EIGRP
5 2 (10.53%) ICMP
5 2 (10.53%) IGMP
5 2 (10.53%) IPsec
5 2 (10.53%) L2TP
5 2 (10.53%) MPLS
5 2 (10.53%) Multicast
5 2 (10.53%) NAS
5 2 (10.53%) OSPF
5 2 (10.53%) RIP
5 2 (10.53%) SNMP
5 2 (10.53%) SSH
6 1 (5.26%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) MySQL
2 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Git (software)
2 2 (10.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (5.26%) Gerrit
3 1 (5.26%) JIRA
General
1 2 (10.53%) Military
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Administrator
1 9 (47.37%) Linux Administrator
2 4 (21.05%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 4 (21.05%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (15.79%) Consultant
3 3 (15.79%) Linux Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) MySQL Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) IP Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) IP Network Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Migration Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Network Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Linux Support
5 1 (5.26%) Linux Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Network Support
5 1 (5.26%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Penetration Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Security Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Leader
5 1 (5.26%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) LDAP
2 2 (10.53%) Rendezvous
3 1 (5.26%) HTML
3 1 (5.26%) HTML5
3 1 (5.26%) jQuery
3 1 (5.26%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Data Centre
1 5 (26.32%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
2 2 (10.53%) PKI
3 1 (5.26%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 17 (89.47%) Linux
2 12 (63.16%) Windows
3 8 (42.11%) Windows Server
4 6 (31.58%) Debian
5 5 (26.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (21.05%) CentOS
6 4 (21.05%) Ubuntu
7 3 (15.79%) SUSE
7 3 (15.79%) Unix
7 3 (15.79%) Windows 10
7 3 (15.79%) Windows 7
8 1 (5.26%) OpenBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) Migration
2 6 (31.58%) Open Source
3 3 (15.79%) Analytics
3 3 (15.79%) Machine Learning
3 3 (15.79%) Network Design
3 3 (15.79%) Validation
4 2 (10.53%) Change Control
4 2 (10.53%) Information Assurance
4 2 (10.53%) Network Management
5 1 (5.26%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (5.26%) Device Driver Development
5 1 (5.26%) Memory Management
5 1 (5.26%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Remote Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Reverse Engineering
5 1 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (5.26%) SIEM
5 1 (5.26%) Software Architecture
5 1 (5.26%) Threat Detection
5 1 (5.26%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 13 (68.42%) Python
2 4 (21.05%) PHP
2 4 (21.05%) SQL
3 1 (5.26%) Bash Shell
3 1 (5.26%) C
3 1 (5.26%) C++
3 1 (5.26%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) SC Cleared
1 5 (26.32%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.53%) DV Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) CREST Certified
System Software
1 5 (26.32%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (21.05%) KVM
3 3 (15.79%) pfSense
3 3 (15.79%) Samba
3 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (15.79%) XenServer
4 2 (10.53%) Active Directory
4 2 (10.53%) NFS
4 2 (10.53%) vSphere
5 1 (5.26%) QEMU
5 1 (5.26%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (5.26%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 5 (26.32%) Ansible
2 2 (10.53%) Nessus
2 2 (10.53%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) VMware
2 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
3 3 (15.79%) Red Hat
4 2 (10.53%) BT
4 2 (10.53%) Cisco
4 2 (10.53%) HP
5 1 (5.26%) AlienVault
5 1 (5.26%) LogRhythm
5 1 (5.26%) Oracle