Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 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
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 886 875 889
Rank change year-on-year -11 +14 -10
Contract jobs citing FreeBSD 9 14 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.009% 0.014% 0.006%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.041% 0.065% 0.027%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 1
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £375 £275 £388
90th Percentile £425 £400 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
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 21,873 21,453 22,439
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.02% 20.97% 21.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,535 13,636 14,143
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £163 £170 £200
90th Percentile £606 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year +3.33% +1.35% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,484 1,303 1,301
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.29
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +7.43% -1.27%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.00 £10.63
90th Percentile £47.09 £47.83 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.65 £15.50
% change year-on-year -0.87% +7.39% -4.08%

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 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 4 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 20 November 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 -6 9 £400 - 9
South East -14 5 £400 -40.74% 5
UK excluding London -29 5 £400 - 8
London -3 4 £400 - 1

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 9 (100.00%) Linux
2 8 (88.89%) Python
2 8 (88.89%) LDAP
2 8 (88.89%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (55.56%) Cacti
3 5 (55.56%) Postfix
3 5 (55.56%) nginx
3 5 (55.56%) lighttpd
3 5 (55.56%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (55.56%) Nagios
3 5 (55.56%) Apache
3 5 (55.56%) Perl
3 5 (55.56%) Unix
3 5 (55.56%) Bash Shell
3 5 (55.56%) Varnish
3 5 (55.56%) CentOS
3 5 (55.56%) LAPP Stack
4 4 (44.44%) Juniper
4 4 (44.44%) Ansible
4 4 (44.44%) Puppet
4 4 (44.44%) DNS
5 3 (33.33%) Firewall
5 3 (33.33%) Windows
5 3 (33.33%) NFS
5 3 (33.33%) Samba
5 3 (33.33%) Debian
5 3 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (33.33%) Open Source
5 3 (33.33%) SaaS
5 3 (33.33%) Ubuntu

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 5 (55.56%) Apache
1 5 (55.56%) lighttpd
1 5 (55.56%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 3 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (33.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) DNS
2 3 (33.33%) Firewall
2 3 (33.33%) OpenVPN
2 3 (33.33%) OPNsense
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (88.89%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 3 (33.33%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) Administrator
1 8 (88.89%) Linux Administrator
1 8 (88.89%) Linux Systems Administrator
1 8 (88.89%) Systems Administrator
2 5 (55.56%) Unix Administrator
2 5 (55.56%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
2 5 (55.56%) Unix Systems Administrator
3 2 (22.22%) DevOps Administrator
3 2 (22.22%) Linux DevOps Administrator
3 2 (22.22%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 1 (11.11%) AWS Administrator
4 1 (11.11%) AWS DevOps
4 1 (11.11%) Embedded C Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Embedded C Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Embedded Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Embedded Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Kernel Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Kernel Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Server Administrator
4 1 (11.11%) Web Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (88.89%) LDAP
2 5 (55.56%) LAPP Stack
3 1 (11.11%) JNI
3 1 (11.11%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (11.11%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Linux
2 5 (55.56%) CentOS
2 5 (55.56%) Unix
3 3 (33.33%) Debian
3 3 (33.33%) Ubuntu
3 3 (33.33%) Windows
4 1 (11.11%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (33.33%) Analytics
2 3 (33.33%) DevOps
2 3 (33.33%) Open Source
2 3 (33.33%) Video Analytics
3 2 (22.22%) Deep Learning
4 1 (11.11%) Artificial Intelligence
4 1 (11.11%) Device Driver Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (88.89%) Python
2 5 (55.56%) Bash Shell
2 5 (55.56%) Perl
3 1 (11.11%) C
3 1 (11.11%) C++
3 1 (11.11%) Embedded C
3 1 (11.11%) Java
System Software
1 5 (55.56%) Postfix
1 5 (55.56%) Varnish
2 3 (33.33%) KVM
2 3 (33.33%) NFS
2 3 (33.33%) pfSense
2 3 (33.33%) Samba
Systems Management
1 5 (55.56%) Cacti
1 5 (55.56%) Nagios
2 4 (44.44%) Ansible
2 4 (44.44%) Puppet
3 3 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (33.33%) Terraform
3 3 (33.33%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Juniper
2 3 (33.33%) PagerDuty