Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Unix Specialist was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 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 Specialist
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 863 843 867
Rank change year-on-year -20 +24 -34
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Specialist 33 43 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.032% 0.041% 0.024%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.034% 0.043% 0.025%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 25 11
UK median daily rate £400 £413 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +17.86% -14.11%
10th Percentile £347 £290 £280
90th Percentile £506 £570 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £338 £350
% change year-on-year +18.52% -3.57% -9.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 97695 99488 108685
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.75% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64489 64865 69136
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 2905 3326 4142
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.81% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.93 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.45 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Unix Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Unix Specialist in the UK

Unix Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unix Specialist in the UK

Unix Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unix Specialist over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unix Specialist in the UK

Unix Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix Specialist in the UK

Unix Specialist
Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix Specialist within the UK over the 6 months to 24 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 -14 29 £405 -3.69% 2
UK excluding London +29 22 £400 +18.52%
North of England +56 11 £400 +15.11%
South East +9 9 £500 +51.52%
London -15 9 £488 +10.61% 2
North West +34 7 £390 -13.33%
Yorkshire +24 3 £400 +6.67%
Scotland -1 2 £388 +33.62%
North East +59 1 £315 -2.33%

Unix Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, Unix Specialist 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 Specialist in the job title.

1 33 (100.00%) Unix
2 22 (66.67%) Linux
3 14 (42.42%) AIX
4 12 (36.36%) SC Cleared
4 12 (36.36%) Security Cleared
5 11 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (33.33%) Java
6 10 (30.30%) Finance
7 9 (27.27%) Red Hat
7 9 (27.27%) Oracle
7 9 (27.27%) DevOps
8 8 (24.24%) Puppet
9 7 (21.21%) Git (software)
9 7 (21.21%) Solaris
10 6 (18.18%) Apache
10 6 (18.18%) Tomcat
10 6 (18.18%) SQL
10 6 (18.18%) VMware
10 6 (18.18%) Jenkins
11 5 (15.15%) Ansible
11 5 (15.15%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (15.15%) Migration
11 5 (15.15%) C
11 5 (15.15%) JBoss
11 5 (15.15%) IBM
12 4 (12.12%) SLA
12 4 (12.12%) Python
12 4 (12.12%) PL/SQL
12 4 (12.12%) HPUX
12 4 (12.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley

Unix Specialist 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 6 (18.18%) Apache
1 6 (18.18%) Tomcat
2 5 (15.15%) JBoss
3 2 (6.06%) nginx
3 2 (6.06%) WebSphere
4 1 (3.03%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (9.09%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.12%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.09%) DNS
1 3 (9.09%) SSL
2 1 (3.03%) LDAP
2 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.15%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (6.06%) MySQL
3 1 (3.03%) Hadoop
3 1 (3.03%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (21.21%) Git (software)
2 6 (18.18%) Jenkins
3 3 (9.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (9.09%) Bitbucket
3 3 (9.09%) ClearCase
3 3 (9.09%) JIRA
3 3 (9.09%) Maven
4 2 (6.06%) Gerrit
4 2 (6.06%) IBM UrbanCode
5 1 (3.03%) Artifactory
General
1 10 (30.30%) Finance
2 4 (12.12%) Banking
3 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.06%) J2EE
1 2 (6.06%) REST
1 2 (6.06%) SOAP
1 2 (6.06%) Web Services
2 1 (3.03%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (3.03%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) HACMP
2 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.06%) Mainframe
2 2 (6.06%) Mobile Payment
2 2 (6.06%) Smart Meter
3 1 (3.03%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.03%) Driving Licence
3 1 (3.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 33 (100.00%) Unix
2 22 (66.67%) Linux
3 14 (42.42%) AIX
4 11 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (21.21%) Solaris
6 4 (12.12%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (27.27%) DevOps
2 5 (15.15%) Migration
3 4 (12.12%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (12.12%) Identity Access Management
3 4 (12.12%) Regulatory Compliance
4 3 (9.09%) Change Management
4 3 (9.09%) OO
4 3 (9.09%) Open Source
4 3 (9.09%) Security Hardening
5 2 (6.06%) Analytical Thinking
5 2 (6.06%) Application Packaging
5 2 (6.06%) Configuration Management
5 2 (6.06%) Database Optimisation
5 2 (6.06%) ETL
5 2 (6.06%) ITIL
5 2 (6.06%) Risk Identification and Mitigation
6 1 (3.03%) Continuous Deployment
6 1 (3.03%) Electronic Trading
6 1 (3.03%) Open Source Development
6 1 (3.03%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (33.33%) Java
2 6 (18.18%) SQL
3 5 (15.15%) C
4 4 (12.12%) PL/SQL
4 4 (12.12%) Python
5 2 (6.06%) Bash Shell
5 2 (6.06%) Perl
5 2 (6.06%) Shell Script
6 1 (3.03%) C-shell
6 1 (3.03%) Korn
6 1 (3.03%) PHP
Qualifications
1 12 (36.36%) SC Cleared
1 12 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.03%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 4 (12.12%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (6.06%) flannel
1 2 (6.06%) Samba
2 1 (3.03%) Postfix
2 1 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (24.24%) Puppet
2 5 (15.15%) Ansible
3 3 (9.09%) BladeLogic
3 3 (9.09%) Terraform
4 2 (6.06%) Kubernetes
4 2 (6.06%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (3.03%) Cobbler
5 1 (3.03%) Prometheus
5 1 (3.03%) SELinux
Vendors
1 9 (27.27%) Oracle
1 9 (27.27%) Red Hat
2 6 (18.18%) VMware
3 5 (15.15%) IBM
4 4 (12.12%) CyberArk
4 4 (12.12%) Splunk
5 3 (9.09%) BMC
6 2 (6.06%) Microgen
7 1 (3.03%) CommVault
7 1 (3.03%) HP
7 1 (3.03%) NetApp
7 1 (3.03%) Veritas