The median contractor rate for a Unix Specialist was £420 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 Specialist
UK
Rank 578 614 604
Rank change year-on-year +36 -10  
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Specialist 21 14 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.047% 0.027% 0.032%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.050% 0.028% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 7 11
Median daily rate £420 £375 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.00% -9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £314 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £438 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £365 £350
% change year-on-year +15.06% +4.28%  
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 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 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Unix Specialist.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix Specialist in the UK

Unix Specialist
Top 14 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 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 +36 15 £425 +13.33% 1
South East - 9 £425 -
Hampshire - 9 £425 -
Winchester - 5 £438 -
Scotland - 4 £400 -
Glasgow - 4 £400 -
North West - 3 £425 - 1
London +12 2 £500 +25.78%
Manchester - 2 £425 - 1
Yorkshire +9 1 £420 +15.06%
Merseyside - 1 £420 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £420 -
Pudsey - 1 £420 -
Liverpool - 1 £420 -

Unix Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 40 (100.00%) Unix
2 30 (75.00%) Linux
3 20 (50.00%) Red Hat
3 20 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 17 (42.50%) AIX
5 11 (27.50%) Solaris
6 10 (25.00%) Oracle
6 10 (25.00%) VMware
7 9 (22.50%) Security Cleared
7 9 (22.50%) Banking
7 9 (22.50%) SAN
7 9 (22.50%) Finance
8 8 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (17.50%) SC Cleared
9 7 (17.50%) IBM
9 7 (17.50%) Puppet
10 6 (15.00%) Perl
10 6 (15.00%) Veritas
10 6 (15.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 6 (15.00%) Opscode Chef
11 5 (12.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 5 (12.50%) JBoss
11 5 (12.50%) SLA
11 5 (12.50%) Degree
12 4 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
12 4 (10.00%) SUSE
12 4 (10.00%) DNS
12 4 (10.00%) HPUX
12 4 (10.00%) Shell Script
12 4 (10.00%) HP

Unix Specialist 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 5 (12.50%) JBoss
2 2 (5.00%) Apache
2 2 (5.00%) Liferay
2 2 (5.00%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.50%) Apache Solr
3 1 (2.50%) iPlanet
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (2.50%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.50%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (22.50%) SAN
2 4 (10.00%) DNS
3 2 (5.00%) Firewall
3 2 (5.00%) LDAP
3 2 (5.00%) SSH
3 2 (5.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.50%) iSCSI
4 1 (2.50%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.50%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (5.00%) Oracle BI EE
2 2 (5.00%) Oracle Discoverer
3 1 (2.50%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (2.50%) Apache Ivy
2 1 (2.50%) ClearCase
2 1 (2.50%) ClearQuest
2 1 (2.50%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.50%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.50%) JUnit
2 1 (2.50%) Selenium
2 1 (2.50%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (2.50%) Subversion
General
1 9 (22.50%) Banking
1 9 (22.50%) Finance
2 1 (2.50%) Front Office
2 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.00%) Oracle ADF
2 1 (2.50%) CGI
2 1 (2.50%) J2EE
2 1 (2.50%) Murex MxML
2 1 (2.50%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (2.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.00%) Clustering
2 2 (5.00%) DataPower
2 2 (5.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.00%) Replication
2 2 (5.00%) Smart Meter
3 1 (2.50%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.50%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.50%) IBM XIV
Operating Systems
1 40 (100.00%) Unix
2 30 (75.00%) Linux
3 20 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 17 (42.50%) AIX
5 11 (27.50%) Solaris
6 4 (10.00%) HPUX
6 4 (10.00%) SUSE
7 3 (7.50%) Windows
8 2 (5.00%) Tru64
9 1 (2.50%) Apple iOS
9 1 (2.50%) CentOS
9 1 (2.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (7.50%) DevOps
1 3 (7.50%) Identity Access Management
1 3 (7.50%) Patch Management
1 3 (7.50%) Regulatory Compliance
1 3 (7.50%) Service Delivery
2 2 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (5.00%) High Availability
2 2 (5.00%) ITIL
2 2 (5.00%) Migration
2 2 (5.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (5.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (5.00%) Privileged Access Management
2 2 (5.00%) Process Improvement
2 2 (5.00%) Project Management
2 2 (5.00%) Security Patching
2 2 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (5.00%) Time Management
3 1 (2.50%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (2.50%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.00%) Perl
2 4 (10.00%) Shell Script
3 3 (7.50%) Python
3 3 (7.50%) SQL
4 2 (5.00%) Korn
4 2 (5.00%) Ruby
5 1 (2.50%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (22.50%) Security Cleared
2 7 (17.50%) SC Cleared
3 5 (12.50%) Degree
4 3 (7.50%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 5 (12.50%) SLA
2 1 (2.50%) MiFID
System Software
1 4 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.00%) Tivoli Directory Server
2 2 (5.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (2.50%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.50%) NFS
3 1 (2.50%) PowerHA
3 1 (2.50%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 7 (17.50%) Puppet
2 6 (15.00%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (15.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 4 (10.00%) Cobbler
4 3 (7.50%) Tivoli
5 2 (5.00%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (5.00%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (5.00%) QRadar
6 1 (2.50%) Ansible
6 1 (2.50%) NetBackup
6 1 (2.50%) Oracle ZFS
6 1 (2.50%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (2.50%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 20 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 10 (25.00%) Oracle
2 10 (25.00%) VMware
3 7 (17.50%) IBM
4 6 (15.00%) Veritas
5 4 (10.00%) EMC
5 4 (10.00%) HP
5 4 (10.00%) Splunk
6 3 (7.50%) CyberArk
7 2 (5.00%) 3PAR
7 2 (5.00%) Brocade
7 2 (5.00%) MuleSoft
8 1 (2.50%) Arqiva
8 1 (2.50%) Cisco
8 1 (2.50%) F5
8 1 (2.50%) Murex
8 1 (2.50%) Remedy
8 1 (2.50%) Sun
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