Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Unix Developer was £513 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 November 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.

Unix Developer
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 809 804 759
Rank change year-on-year -5 -45 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Developer 68 77 129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.066% 0.074% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.070% 0.078% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 56 54
UK median daily rate £513 £431 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.84% +6.48% -10.00%
10th Percentile £388 £306 £300
90th Percentile £625 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £425 £338
% change year-on-year -2.94% +25.93% -2.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
UK median hourly rate £32.00 - £43.25
10th Percentile £23.28 - £40.28
90th Percentile £39.73 - £44.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 - £43.25

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97749 99240 107788
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.76% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 64477 64699 68564
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2920 3284 4118
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.03 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +0.17% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Unix Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Unix Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 21 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix Developer.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix Developer in the UK

Unix Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unix Developer over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Unix Developer in the UK

Unix Developer
Top 10 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 6 months to 21 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 +3 62 £540 +25.22% 17
London -20 44 £550 +17.02% 14
UK excluding London +10 24 £413 -2.94% 3
South East -1 10 £425 - 1
Midlands +19 4 £400 -5.88% 1
East of England -8 4 £414 -13.80% 1
Northern Ireland - 4 £413 -
West Midlands +22 2 £475 +28.38%
East Midlands -1 2 £345 -18.82% 1
Scotland -7 2 £415 +18.57%

Unix Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 68 (100.00%) Unix
2 44 (64.71%) Linux
3 36 (52.94%) SQL
4 30 (44.12%) Java
5 28 (41.18%) Banking
6 27 (39.71%) Oracle
7 17 (25.00%) Finance
7 17 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (25.00%) Shell Script
8 16 (23.53%) Git (software)
9 15 (22.06%) Python
9 15 (22.06%) C++
9 15 (22.06%) Sybase
10 14 (20.59%) PL/SQL
11 13 (19.12%) TeamCity
12 12 (17.65%) Windows
13 11 (16.18%) Investment Banking
13 11 (16.18%) Perl
13 11 (16.18%) Retail Banking
13 11 (16.18%) Oracle Database
13 11 (16.18%) Relational Database
14 10 (14.71%) Integration Testing
14 10 (14.71%) Continuous Integration
14 10 (14.71%) TDD
14 10 (14.71%) Scrum
15 9 (13.24%) Multithreading
15 9 (13.24%) Jenkins
16 8 (11.76%) SQL Server
17 7 (10.29%) HTML
17 7 (10.29%) JavaScript

Unix Developer Skill Set
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 (7.35%) Apache
2 4 (5.88%) SAS
2 4 (5.88%) WildFly
3 2 (2.94%) JBoss
4 1 (1.47%) Apache Pig
4 1 (1.47%) Apache Solr
4 1 (1.47%) Confluence
4 1 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.47%) IIS
4 1 (1.47%) Mule
4 1 (1.47%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (1.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.47%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.47%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.47%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.47%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.47%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.82%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (8.82%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.47%) AMQP
1 1 (1.47%) HTTP
1 1 (1.47%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (16.18%) Oracle Database
1 11 (16.18%) Relational Database
2 8 (11.76%) SQL Server
3 7 (10.29%) RDBMS
4 6 (8.82%) NoSQL
5 5 (7.35%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (5.88%) Sybase ASE
6 4 (5.88%) Sybase IQ
7 3 (4.41%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (4.41%) OLTP
7 3 (4.41%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (4.41%) Oracle Database 12c
7 3 (4.41%) SQLPlus
8 2 (2.94%) Big Data
8 2 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (2.94%) KDB
8 2 (2.94%) MongoDB
8 2 (2.94%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (1.47%) DB2
9 1 (1.47%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 16 (23.53%) Git (software)
2 13 (19.12%) TeamCity
3 9 (13.24%) Jenkins
4 6 (8.82%) Hudson
4 6 (8.82%) JUnit
5 5 (7.35%) JIRA
5 5 (7.35%) Subversion
5 5 (7.35%) TestNG
6 4 (5.88%) Maven
7 3 (4.41%) Gradle
7 3 (4.41%) ProC
8 2 (2.94%) AccuRev
8 2 (2.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (2.94%) SoapUI
9 1 (1.47%) FishEye
9 1 (1.47%) jMock
9 1 (1.47%) Mockito
General
1 28 (41.18%) Banking
2 17 (25.00%) Finance
3 11 (16.18%) Investment Banking
3 11 (16.18%) Retail Banking
4 2 (2.94%) Front Office
4 2 (2.94%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.47%) Automotive
5 1 (1.47%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.47%) Publishing
5 1 (1.47%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.29%) HTML
1 7 (10.29%) Spring
2 6 (8.82%) XML
3 5 (7.35%) JSON
3 5 (7.35%) Kafka
3 5 (7.35%) STL
3 5 (7.35%) Web Services
4 4 (5.88%) Apache Flex
4 4 (5.88%) Hibernate
4 4 (5.88%) HTML5
4 4 (5.88%) J2EE
4 4 (5.88%) jQuery
4 4 (5.88%) RabbitMQ
4 4 (5.88%) REST
5 3 (4.41%) JMS
6 2 (2.94%) Apache Camel
6 2 (2.94%) Django
6 2 (2.94%) SOAP
6 2 (2.94%) XSD
6 2 (2.94%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (5.88%) Fixed Income
2 2 (2.94%) Credit Risk
2 2 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (2.94%) Equities
2 2 (2.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (1.47%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.47%) DataPower
3 1 (1.47%) Grid Computing
3 1 (1.47%) Market Risk
3 1 (1.47%) SWIFT
3 1 (1.47%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 68 (100.00%) Unix
2 44 (64.71%) Linux
3 12 (17.65%) Windows
4 1 (1.47%) HPUX
4 1 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.47%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (14.71%) Continuous Integration
2 10 (14.71%) Integration Testing
2 10 (14.71%) Scrum
2 10 (14.71%) TDD
3 9 (13.24%) Multithreading
4 7 (10.29%) DevOps
5 6 (8.82%) Kanban
5 6 (8.82%) SDLC
5 6 (8.82%) Unit Testing
6 5 (7.35%) Black-Box Testing
6 5 (7.35%) ETL
6 5 (7.35%) Functional Testing
6 5 (7.35%) Migration
6 5 (7.35%) OO
6 5 (7.35%) Regression Testing
6 5 (7.35%) Test Automation
7 4 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (5.88%) Data Analysis
7 4 (5.88%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 36 (52.94%) SQL
2 30 (44.12%) Java
3 17 (25.00%) Shell Script
4 15 (22.06%) C++
4 15 (22.06%) Python
5 14 (20.59%) PL/SQL
6 11 (16.18%) Perl
7 7 (10.29%) JavaScript
8 5 (7.35%) C
9 4 (5.88%) T-SQL
10 3 (4.41%) Bash Shell
10 3 (4.41%) Groovy
10 3 (4.41%) Scala
11 2 (2.94%) XPath
12 1 (1.47%) ANSI SQL
12 1 (1.47%) Korn
12 1 (1.47%) sed
Qualifications
1 5 (7.35%) Degree
2 2 (2.94%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.35%) MiFID
2 1 (1.47%) Data Quality
System Software
1 7 (10.29%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (10.29%) Ansible
2 1 (1.47%) BladeLogic
2 1 (1.47%) Control-M
2 1 (1.47%) Grafana
2 1 (1.47%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (1.47%) Kibana
2 1 (1.47%) logstash
Vendors
1 27 (39.71%) Oracle
2 15 (22.06%) Sybase
3 2 (2.94%) IBM
4 1 (1.47%) AppDynamics
4 1 (1.47%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.47%) Bloomberg
4 1 (1.47%) Cognos
4 1 (1.47%) HP
4 1 (1.47%) Microgen
4 1 (1.47%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.47%) Murex
4 1 (1.47%) Netezza
4 1 (1.47%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.47%) ServiceNow
4 1 (1.47%) Splunk
4 1 (1.47%) Teradata
4 1 (1.47%) WSO2