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 3 months to 26 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.

FreeBSD
UK
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 605 649 630
Rank change year-on-year +44 -19  
Contract jobs citing FreeBSD 2 2 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.004% 0.004% 0.020%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.020% 0.016% 0.089%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 9
Median daily rate £400 - £245
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 - £248
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £47.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

FreeBSD 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 with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 9808 12311 12384
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.86% 23.19% 22.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 6109 7754 7233
Median daily rate £401 £395 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.39% +12.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £345
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 553 646 971
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.97 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.71% -0.17%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

FreeBSD
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing FreeBSD as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 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 3 months to 26 June 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
England +34 2 £400 - 2
New Malden - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £400 -
South West - 1 £400 -
London - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 16 (100.00%) Unix
2 14 (87.50%) SQL
3 13 (81.25%) Python
3 13 (81.25%) Perl
3 13 (81.25%) Change Control
3 13 (81.25%) Linux Command Line
4 12 (75.00%) tcsh
4 12 (75.00%) Samba
5 11 (68.75%) Security Cleared
5 11 (68.75%) VMware
6 10 (62.50%) SC Cleared
6 10 (62.50%) SNMP
6 10 (62.50%) Oracle ZFS
7 8 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (50.00%) Snort
7 8 (50.00%) Open Source
7 8 (50.00%) Nagios
7 8 (50.00%) TCP/IP
7 8 (50.00%) Elastic Stack
7 8 (50.00%) Elasticsearch
7 8 (50.00%) Multicast
7 8 (50.00%) SmokePing
7 8 (50.00%) logstash
7 8 (50.00%) Kibana
8 5 (31.25%) DV Cleared
9 4 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (25.00%) Finance
10 3 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (18.75%) Cisco
10 3 (18.75%) Microsoft

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 8 (50.00%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (12.50%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 10 (62.50%) SNMP
2 8 (50.00%) Multicast
2 8 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (12.50%) 802.11
3 2 (12.50%) ADSL
3 2 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (12.50%) EIGRP
3 2 (12.50%) ICMP
3 2 (12.50%) IPsec
3 2 (12.50%) iSCSI
3 2 (12.50%) L2TP
3 2 (12.50%) MPLS
3 2 (12.50%) NAS
3 2 (12.50%) OSPF
3 2 (12.50%) RIP
3 2 (12.50%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (81.25%) Unix Engineer
2 9 (56.25%) Systems Engineer
2 9 (56.25%) Unix Systems Engineer
3 4 (25.00%) Systems Integrator
3 4 (25.00%) Unix Systems Integrator
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Integration Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Solaris Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Systems Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (50.00%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (12.50%) 802.1X
2 2 (12.50%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 13 (81.25%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (12.50%) Data Centre
3 1 (6.25%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 16 (100.00%) Unix
2 3 (18.75%) Windows
2 3 (18.75%) Windows Server
3 1 (6.25%) CentOS
3 1 (6.25%) Debian
3 1 (6.25%) Linux
3 1 (6.25%) Solaris
3 1 (6.25%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (81.25%) Change Control
2 8 (50.00%) Open Source
3 3 (18.75%) Network Design
4 2 (12.50%) Network Management
5 1 (6.25%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (87.50%) SQL
2 13 (81.25%) Perl
2 13 (81.25%) Python
3 12 (75.00%) tcsh
4 1 (6.25%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 11 (68.75%) Security Cleared
2 10 (62.50%) SC Cleared
3 5 (31.25%) DV Cleared
4 3 (18.75%) CCDP
4 3 (18.75%) CCIE
4 3 (18.75%) CCNP
4 3 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (6.25%) CISSP
5 1 (6.25%) CLAS
System Software
1 12 (75.00%) Samba
2 8 (50.00%) Snort
3 4 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (18.75%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (18.75%) vSphere
5 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
5 2 (12.50%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 10 (62.50%) Oracle ZFS
2 8 (50.00%) Kibana
2 8 (50.00%) logstash
2 8 (50.00%) Nagios
2 8 (50.00%) SmokePing
3 2 (12.50%) Nessus
3 2 (12.50%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 11 (68.75%) VMware
2 3 (18.75%) Cisco
2 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
3 2 (12.50%) BT
3 2 (12.50%) HP
4 1 (6.25%) Red Hat