The median contractor rate for a Unix Developer was £488 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unix Developer
UK
Rank 562 578 544
Rank change year-on-year +16 -34  
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Developer 37 50 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.083% 0.095% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.087% 0.099% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 30 45
Median daily rate £488 £350 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +39.28% -22.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £409 £300 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £413 £630
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £373 £325
% change year-on-year +18.12% +14.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42403 50275 49651
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.81% 95.18% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 27453 32530 30008
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £551
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1493 1573 1955
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Unix Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Unix Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Unix Developer in the UK

Unix Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unix Developer in the UK

Unix Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unix Developer over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unix Developer in the UK

Unix Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix Developer in the UK

Unix Developer
Top 19 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 23 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 +25 35 £500 +42.85% 11
London +7 29 £538 +53.57% 9
Canary Wharf - 3 £600 -
South East - 3 £425 - 1
City of London +9 2 £650 +13.04% 1
Yorkshire +7 2 £440 +25.71%
Surrey - 2 £425 -
West Midlands +13 1 £475 +28.37% 1
West Yorkshire +2 1 £440 +25.71%
Halifax +1 1 £440 +25.71%
Docklands, London - 1 £543 -
Northern Ireland - 1 - -
County Antrim - 1 - -
Belfast - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 £475 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £425 - 1
Sheffield - 1 £440 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £425 - 1
South Yorkshire - 1 £440 -

Unix Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, Unix Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Unix Developer in the job title.

1 76 (100.00%) Unix
2 38 (50.00%) Finance
2 38 (50.00%) Linux
3 36 (47.37%) SQL
4 35 (46.05%) C++
5 29 (38.16%) Banking
6 28 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
7 26 (34.21%) Software Engineering
8 23 (30.26%) Java
9 22 (28.95%) Shell Script
10 16 (21.05%) Scrum
10 16 (21.05%) Oracle
10 16 (21.05%) Multithreading
11 15 (19.74%) Low Latency
12 14 (18.42%) Perl
13 12 (15.79%) STL
13 12 (15.79%) Git (software)
14 11 (14.47%) Python
14 11 (14.47%) Algorithms
15 10 (13.16%) C
15 10 (13.16%) Risk Management
15 10 (13.16%) Electronic Trading
15 10 (13.16%) High Availability
16 9 (11.84%) Derivative
16 9 (11.84%) Degree
16 9 (11.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 8 (10.53%) SOAP
17 8 (10.53%) Refactoring
17 8 (10.53%) Relational Database
18 7 (9.21%) Jenkins

Unix Developer Skill Set
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 2 (2.63%) Jetty
1 2 (2.63%) Tomcat
1 2 (2.63%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.32%) DataSynapse
2 1 (1.32%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (1.32%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.32%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.32%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (1.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.95%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.21%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.63%) HTTP
2 2 (2.63%) Internet
3 1 (1.32%) DHCP
3 1 (1.32%) DNS
3 1 (1.32%) FTP
3 1 (1.32%) Kerberos
3 1 (1.32%) LDAP
3 1 (1.32%) Multicast
3 1 (1.32%) SSH
3 1 (1.32%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.53%) Relational Database
2 6 (7.89%) DB2
3 4 (5.26%) Oracle Database
4 3 (3.95%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (3.95%) InterSystems Cache
4 3 (3.95%) KDB
4 3 (3.95%) MySQL
5 2 (2.63%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (2.63%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (2.63%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.63%) SQL Server
5 2 (2.63%) SQLPlus
6 1 (1.32%) Big Data
6 1 (1.32%) Data Mart
6 1 (1.32%) DataStage
6 1 (1.32%) Informix
Development Applications
1 12 (15.79%) Git (software)
2 7 (9.21%) Jenkins
3 4 (5.26%) Maven
4 3 (3.95%) Ant
5 2 (2.63%) GoogleTest
5 2 (2.63%) Gradle
5 2 (2.63%) Hudson
5 2 (2.63%) JUnit
5 2 (2.63%) Mockito
5 2 (2.63%) NUnit
5 2 (2.63%) Subversion
6 1 (1.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.32%) ClearCase
6 1 (1.32%) CppUnit
6 1 (1.32%) GDB
6 1 (1.32%) gulp
6 1 (1.32%) JIRA
6 1 (1.32%) JSHint
6 1 (1.32%) Mocha
6 1 (1.32%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 38 (50.00%) Finance
2 29 (38.16%) Banking
3 6 (7.89%) Investment Banking
4 3 (3.95%) Front Office
5 2 (2.63%) Legal
6 1 (1.32%) Electronics
6 1 (1.32%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.32%) Marketing
6 1 (1.32%) Military
6 1 (1.32%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (15.79%) STL
2 8 (10.53%) SOAP
3 7 (9.21%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 7 (9.21%) XML
4 6 (7.89%) HTML
5 5 (6.58%) FIX Protocol
6 4 (5.26%) JSON
6 4 (5.26%) Spring
7 3 (3.95%) .NET
7 3 (3.95%) CSS
7 3 (3.95%) HTML5
7 3 (3.95%) jQuery
8 2 (2.63%) Apache Camel
8 2 (2.63%) Protocol Buffers
8 2 (2.63%) REST
8 2 (2.63%) Spring Boot
8 2 (2.63%) Spring Security
8 2 (2.63%) Web Services
9 1 (1.32%) EJB
9 1 (1.32%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.47%) Algorithms
2 9 (11.84%) Derivative
2 9 (11.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 5 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.26%) Hedge funds
5 3 (3.95%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.95%) Data Structures
5 3 (3.95%) Fintech
6 2 (2.63%) Internet of Things
6 2 (2.63%) Market Risk
6 2 (2.63%) OTC Derivatives
7 1 (1.32%) Fixed Income
7 1 (1.32%) Grid Computing
7 1 (1.32%) iSeries
7 1 (1.32%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (1.32%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.32%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.32%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 76 (100.00%) Unix
2 38 (50.00%) Linux
3 4 (5.26%) Solaris
3 4 (5.26%) Windows
4 3 (3.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.63%) zOS
6 1 (1.32%) AIX
6 1 (1.32%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.32%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (34.21%) Software Engineering
3 16 (21.05%) Multithreading
3 16 (21.05%) Scrum
4 15 (19.74%) Low Latency
5 10 (13.16%) Electronic Trading
5 10 (13.16%) High Availability
5 10 (13.16%) Risk Management
6 8 (10.53%) Refactoring
7 7 (9.21%) TDD
7 7 (9.21%) Unit Testing
8 6 (7.89%) Multithreaded Programming
8 6 (7.89%) OO
8 6 (7.89%) Performance Tuning
9 5 (6.58%) Configuration Management
9 5 (6.58%) Mentoring
9 5 (6.58%) OOA/OOD
9 5 (6.58%) OOD
9 5 (6.58%) UML
10 4 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (47.37%) SQL
2 35 (46.05%) C++
3 23 (30.26%) Java
4 22 (28.95%) Shell Script
5 14 (18.42%) Perl
6 11 (14.47%) Python
7 10 (13.16%) C
8 7 (9.21%) JavaScript
9 4 (5.26%) COBOL
9 4 (5.26%) PL/SQL
10 3 (3.95%) C#
11 2 (2.63%) Bash Shell
12 1 (1.32%) ECMAScript
12 1 (1.32%) Groovy
12 1 (1.32%) JCL
12 1 (1.32%) Korn
12 1 (1.32%) Ruby
12 1 (1.32%) Scala
12 1 (1.32%) sed
12 1 (1.32%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (11.84%) Degree
2 3 (3.95%) SC Cleared
2 3 (3.95%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.32%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.21%) MiFID
2 5 (6.58%) Dodd-Frank
2 5 (6.58%) EMIR
2 5 (6.58%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.32%) NFS
1 1 (1.32%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 2 (2.63%) Control-M
2 1 (1.32%) Ansible
2 1 (1.32%) BladeLogic
2 1 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.32%) PowerBroker
2 1 (1.32%) Puppet
Vendors
1 16 (21.05%) Oracle
2 7 (9.21%) Ab Initio
3 5 (6.58%) Bloomberg
4 4 (5.26%) Reuters
5 3 (3.95%) Perforce
6 2 (2.63%) IBM
6 2 (2.63%) IBM Sterling
6 2 (2.63%) Microsoft
6 2 (2.63%) MuleSoft
6 2 (2.63%) Murex
6 2 (2.63%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.32%) Axway
7 1 (1.32%) Cognos
7 1 (1.32%) Microgen
7 1 (1.32%) Netezza
7 1 (1.32%) SaltStack
7 1 (1.32%) SAP
7 1 (1.32%) Talend
7 1 (1.32%) Teradata
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