The median contractor rate for a Unix Specialist was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 571 629 616
Rank change year-on-year +58 -13  
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Specialist 16 23 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.035% 0.043% 0.036%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.036% 0.046% 0.038%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 13 11
Median daily rate £400 £410 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.43% +17.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £304 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £335
% change year-on-year +8.10% +10.44%  
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 43855 50329 53147
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.86% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28363 32827 33406
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1353 1495 2037
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Unix Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 25 June 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 15 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 3 months to 25 June 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 +37 11 £413 -1.78% 1
South East +41 6 £475 +18.75%
Hampshire +8 5 £425 +6.25%
Scotland +44 4 £398 +30.32%
Glasgow +6 4 £398 +30.32%
North West +25 3 £400 -2.43% 1
Manchester - 2 £400 - 1
Lancashire +2 1 £425 +8.97%
London -3 1 - -
Preston -21 1 £425 +8.97%
Camberley - 1 £525 -
Pudsey - 1 £400 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £400 -
Surrey - 1 £525 -
Yorkshire - 1 £400 -

Unix Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 38 (100.00%) Unix
2 26 (68.42%) Linux
3 20 (52.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 19 (50.00%) AIX
5 17 (44.74%) Red Hat
6 14 (36.84%) Security Cleared
7 12 (31.58%) SC Cleared
7 12 (31.58%) VMware
8 11 (28.95%) Finance
9 9 (23.68%) IBM
9 9 (23.68%) EMC
10 7 (18.42%) Puppet
10 7 (18.42%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (18.42%) SAN
10 7 (18.42%) Oracle
10 7 (18.42%) Banking
11 6 (15.79%) Shell Script
11 6 (15.79%) Tru64
11 6 (15.79%) Python
11 6 (15.79%) HP
11 6 (15.79%) Veritas
11 6 (15.79%) Solaris
11 6 (15.79%) Opscode Chef
11 6 (15.79%) Time Management
11 6 (15.79%) EMC NetWorker
11 6 (15.79%) Ruby
12 5 (13.16%) Cobbler
12 5 (13.16%) Stakeholder Management
13 4 (10.53%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 4 (10.53%) JBoss

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 4 (10.53%) JBoss
2 1 (2.63%) Apache
2 1 (2.63%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (18.42%) SAN
2 3 (7.89%) DNS
3 2 (5.26%) Firewall
4 1 (2.63%) iSCSI
4 1 (2.63%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.89%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.63%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.63%) JUnit
General
1 11 (28.95%) Finance
2 7 (18.42%) Banking
3 2 (5.26%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.63%) Back Office
4 1 (2.63%) Front Office
4 1 (2.63%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.63%) CGI
1 1 (2.63%) Flash
1 1 (2.63%) Murex Flex
1 1 (2.63%) Murex MxML
1 1 (2.63%) Spring
1 1 (2.63%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.42%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.89%) Smart Meter
3 2 (5.26%) Replication
4 1 (2.63%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.63%) Clustering
4 1 (2.63%) Derivative
4 1 (2.63%) EMC VNX
4 1 (2.63%) IBM XIV
Operating Systems
1 38 (100.00%) Unix
2 26 (68.42%) Linux
3 20 (52.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 19 (50.00%) AIX
5 6 (15.79%) Solaris
5 6 (15.79%) Tru64
6 2 (5.26%) HPUX
6 2 (5.26%) Windows
7 1 (2.63%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (15.79%) Time Management
2 5 (13.16%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (10.53%) Patch Management
4 3 (7.89%) Migration
4 3 (7.89%) Security Patching
5 2 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (5.26%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (5.26%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (5.26%) Project Management
6 1 (2.63%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (2.63%) DevOps
6 1 (2.63%) High Availability
6 1 (2.63%) Performance Management
6 1 (2.63%) Project Governance
6 1 (2.63%) Regulatory Compliance
6 1 (2.63%) System Integration Testing
6 1 (2.63%) Test Automation
6 1 (2.63%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (2.63%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 1 (2.63%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.79%) Python
1 6 (15.79%) Ruby
1 6 (15.79%) Shell Script
2 2 (5.26%) SQL
3 1 (2.63%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.63%) Java
Qualifications
1 14 (36.84%) Security Cleared
2 12 (31.58%) SC Cleared
3 3 (7.89%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.89%) SLA
2 1 (2.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (7.89%) PowerHA
2 2 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.63%) Veritas File System
3 1 (2.63%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (18.42%) Puppet
2 6 (15.79%) EMC NetWorker
2 6 (15.79%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (13.16%) Cobbler
4 4 (10.53%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (5.26%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (2.63%) BladeLogic
6 1 (2.63%) Control-M
6 1 (2.63%) NetBackup
6 1 (2.63%) Oracle ZFS
6 1 (2.63%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (2.63%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 1 (2.63%) vCenter Server
6 1 (2.63%) vRealize
Vendors
1 17 (44.74%) Red Hat
2 12 (31.58%) VMware
3 9 (23.68%) EMC
3 9 (23.68%) IBM
4 7 (18.42%) Oracle
5 6 (15.79%) HP
5 6 (15.79%) Veritas
6 3 (7.89%) 3PAR
6 3 (7.89%) Splunk
7 2 (5.26%) Brocade
8 1 (2.63%) Arqiva
8 1 (2.63%) BMC
8 1 (2.63%) CyberArk
8 1 (2.63%) Murex
8 1 (2.63%) NetApp
8 1 (2.63%) Rackspace
8 1 (2.63%) Sybase
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