Period
to 23 November 2017

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 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.

FreeBSD
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 873 885 882
Rank change year-on-year +12 -3 +10
Contract jobs citing FreeBSD 14 6 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.014% 0.006% 0.011%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.065% 0.027% 0.053%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 1 8
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £278
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +44.00% -25.93%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 - £278
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
UK median hourly rate £46.89 £49.19 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.67% - -
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 21572 22626 24324
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.92% 21.49% 21.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 13717 14257 14328
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
10th Percentile £170 £200 £185
90th Percentile £600 £575 £556
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £362
% change year-on-year +1.35% +2.21% +8.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1302 1307 1945
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.29 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.43% -1.27% +4.76%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £43.75 £42.46
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.16
% change year-on-year +6.45% -4.08% +4.26%

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 November 2017.

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 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
England +22 12 £400 - 2
London -10 9 £400 -
UK excluding London +36 3 £400 - 2
South West - 2 £388 - 1
South East +5 1 £675 - 1

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing FreeBSD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for FreeBSD.

1 12 (85.71%) Linux
2 10 (71.43%) Python
3 9 (64.29%) DNS
4 6 (42.86%) Migration
4 6 (42.86%) Security Cleared
4 6 (42.86%) Windows
4 6 (42.86%) DHCP
4 6 (42.86%) Open Source
5 5 (35.71%) Data Centre
5 5 (35.71%) Linux Command Line
5 5 (35.71%) SC Cleared
6 4 (28.57%) Git (software)
6 4 (28.57%) Debian
6 4 (28.57%) Unix
7 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
7 3 (21.43%) LDAP
7 3 (21.43%) VMware
7 3 (21.43%) Firewall
7 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
7 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (21.43%) Samba
7 3 (21.43%) KVM
7 3 (21.43%) Ansible
7 3 (21.43%) Windows Server
7 3 (21.43%) Windows 10
7 3 (21.43%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (21.43%) OpenVPN
7 3 (21.43%) pfSense
7 3 (21.43%) vSphere
7 3 (21.43%) 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 1 (7.14%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (14.29%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 9 (64.29%) DNS
2 6 (42.86%) DHCP
3 3 (21.43%) Firewall
3 3 (21.43%) LDAP
3 3 (21.43%) OpenVPN
4 2 (14.29%) ADSL
4 2 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (14.29%) EIGRP
4 2 (14.29%) ICMP
4 2 (14.29%) IGMP
4 2 (14.29%) IPsec
4 2 (14.29%) L2TP
4 2 (14.29%) MPLS
4 2 (14.29%) Multicast
4 2 (14.29%) NAS
4 2 (14.29%) OSPF
4 2 (14.29%) RIP
4 2 (14.29%) SNMP
4 2 (14.29%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) MySQL
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Git (software)
2 2 (14.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
3 1 (7.14%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 2 (14.29%) Military
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (64.29%) Administrator
1 9 (64.29%) Linux Administrator
2 4 (28.57%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 4 (28.57%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (14.29%) IP Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) IP Network Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Network Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Unix Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) DevOps Systems Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 1 (7.14%) MySQL Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Network Support
4 1 (7.14%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Solaris Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Unix Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Data Centre
1 5 (35.71%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 2 (14.29%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 12 (85.71%) Linux
2 6 (42.86%) Windows
3 4 (28.57%) Debian
3 4 (28.57%) Unix
4 3 (21.43%) Windows 10
4 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
4 3 (21.43%) Windows Server
5 2 (14.29%) Solaris
6 1 (7.14%) AIX
6 1 (7.14%) CentOS
6 1 (7.14%) HPUX
6 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (7.14%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Migration
1 6 (42.86%) Open Source
2 3 (21.43%) Analytics
2 3 (21.43%) Machine Learning
3 2 (14.29%) Change Control
3 2 (14.29%) Information Assurance
3 2 (14.29%) Network Design
3 2 (14.29%) Network Management
4 1 (7.14%) DevOps
4 1 (7.14%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 10 (71.43%) Python
2 2 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (7.14%) Bash Shell
3 1 (7.14%) Perl
3 1 (7.14%) PHP
3 1 (7.14%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 5 (35.71%) SC Cleared
3 2 (14.29%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) KVM
1 3 (21.43%) pfSense
1 3 (21.43%) Samba
1 3 (21.43%) VMware ESXi
1 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (21.43%) vSphere
2 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 2 (14.29%) NFS
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) Ansible
2 2 (14.29%) Nessus
2 2 (14.29%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
1 3 (21.43%) VMware
2 2 (14.29%) BT
2 2 (14.29%) Cisco
2 2 (14.29%) HP
3 1 (7.14%) Red Hat