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 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
FreeBSD
UK
Rank 573 628 602
Rank change year-on-year +55 -26  
Contract jobs citing FreeBSD 13 2 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.029% 0.004% 0.019%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.14% 0.017% 0.088%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 7
Median daily rate - £400 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +17.64%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £400 £205
% change year-on-year - +95.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 1 1
Median hourly rate £47.00 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.58% +6.25%  
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 9187 11432 11356
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.68% 21.65% 21.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 5840 7057 6455
Median daily rate £402 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.61% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £200 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £364 £336
% change year-on-year +6.37% +8.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 566 694 920
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £17.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -10.29% +9.67%  

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing FreeBSD.

Contractor hourly rate trend for FreeBSD in the UK

FreeBSD
Top 3 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 22 March 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 +59 13 - - 3
London +24 13 - - 1
New Malden - 13 - -

FreeBSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 18 (90.00%) Unix
2 17 (85.00%) SQL
3 15 (75.00%) Python
3 15 (75.00%) Change Control
4 13 (65.00%) tcsh
4 13 (65.00%) Linux Command Line
4 13 (65.00%) Perl
4 13 (65.00%) SNMP
4 13 (65.00%) Samba
4 13 (65.00%) VMware
5 11 (55.00%) PostgreSQL
5 11 (55.00%) Open Source
5 11 (55.00%) Oracle ZFS
5 11 (55.00%) Security Cleared
5 11 (55.00%) SC Cleared
6 9 (45.00%) Elastic Stack
6 9 (45.00%) Elasticsearch
6 9 (45.00%) Multicast
6 9 (45.00%) SmokePing
6 9 (45.00%) logstash
6 9 (45.00%) Kibana
6 9 (45.00%) Nagios
6 9 (45.00%) Snort
6 9 (45.00%) TCP/IP
7 6 (30.00%) Finance
7 6 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (25.00%) DV Cleared
8 5 (25.00%) Windows Server
8 5 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (25.00%) Network Design

FreeBSD
Top Related 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 9 (45.00%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (10.00%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (20.00%) MS Office
1 4 (20.00%) MS Visio
2 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (5.00%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (5.00%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 13 (65.00%) SNMP
2 9 (45.00%) Multicast
2 9 (45.00%) TCP/IP
3 4 (20.00%) 802.11
3 4 (20.00%) ADSL
3 4 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (20.00%) EIGRP
3 4 (20.00%) ICMP
3 4 (20.00%) IPsec
3 4 (20.00%) iSCSI
3 4 (20.00%) L2TP
3 4 (20.00%) MPLS
3 4 (20.00%) NAS
3 4 (20.00%) OSPF
3 4 (20.00%) RIP
3 4 (20.00%) SSH
4 2 (10.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (55.00%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (10.00%) MariaDB
2 2 (10.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (20.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (30.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (65.00%) Unix Engineer
2 11 (55.00%) Systems Engineer
2 11 (55.00%) Unix Systems Engineer
3 6 (30.00%) Systems Integrator
3 6 (30.00%) Unix Systems Integrator
4 3 (15.00%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Django Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Integration Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Network Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Unix Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Software Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Systems Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (45.00%) Elastic Stack
2 4 (20.00%) 802.1X
2 4 (20.00%) COM
3 2 (10.00%) Ajax
3 2 (10.00%) CherryPy
3 2 (10.00%) CSS
3 2 (10.00%) Django
3 2 (10.00%) Dojo
3 2 (10.00%) Ext JS
3 2 (10.00%) HTML
3 2 (10.00%) jQuery
3 2 (10.00%) JSON
3 2 (10.00%) LAMP
3 2 (10.00%) Middleware
3 2 (10.00%) REST
3 2 (10.00%) Web Services
4 1 (5.00%) Apache Flex
4 1 (5.00%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 13 (65.00%) Linux Command Line
2 4 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (20.00%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 18 (90.00%) Unix
2 5 (25.00%) Windows
2 5 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (10.00%) CentOS
3 2 (10.00%) Linux
3 2 (10.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (75.00%) Change Control
2 11 (55.00%) Open Source
3 5 (25.00%) Network Design
4 4 (20.00%) Network Management
5 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (10.00%) OOP
5 2 (10.00%) Programme Management
5 2 (10.00%) Scrum
5 2 (10.00%) Software Engineering
6 1 (5.00%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 17 (85.00%) SQL
2 15 (75.00%) Python
3 13 (65.00%) Perl
3 13 (65.00%) tcsh
4 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (10.00%) PHP
5 1 (5.00%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 11 (55.00%) SC Cleared
1 11 (55.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (25.00%) CCDP
2 5 (25.00%) CCIE
2 5 (25.00%) CCNP
2 5 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (25.00%) DV Cleared
3 2 (10.00%) CISSP
3 2 (10.00%) CLAS
System Software
1 13 (65.00%) Samba
2 9 (45.00%) Snort
3 6 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
4 4 (20.00%) Forefront TMG
4 4 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (20.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (55.00%) Oracle ZFS
2 9 (45.00%) Kibana
2 9 (45.00%) logstash
2 9 (45.00%) Nagios
2 9 (45.00%) SmokePing
3 4 (20.00%) Nessus
3 4 (20.00%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 13 (65.00%) VMware
2 5 (25.00%) Cisco
2 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (20.00%) BT
3 4 (20.00%) HP
4 1 (5.00%) Adobe