Period
to 20 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Unix skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Unix over the 6 months to 20 July 2017 with a comparison to the 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
UK
6 months to
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 32 30
Rank change year-on-year -9 -2 +1
Contract jobs citing Unix 4674 6117 5922
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.91% 5.56% 5.25%
As % of the Operating Systems category 23.75% 24.88% 23.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 2937 3886 3426
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £290 £283
90th Percentile £625 £588 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 61 95
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £24.15 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.28% -25.69% +9.24%
10th Percentile £13.75 £14.00 £16.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £57.50 £51.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £25.08 £35.00
% change year-on-year +25.62% -28.36% +27.27%

Unix is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 19676 24589 24681
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.66% 22.34% 21.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 12415 15458 14290
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +2.88%
10th Percentile £195 £210 £181
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1136 1323 1946
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.10% +1.00%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.53 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £44.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -6.06% +4.10% +2.26%

Unix
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Unix as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Unix in the UK

Unix
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unix in the UK

Unix
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unix over the 6 months to 20 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unix in the UK

Unix
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix in the UK

Unix
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unix over the 6 months to 20 July 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Unix in the UK

Unix
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix within the UK over the 6 months to 20 July 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 -13 4167 £475 +10.47% 479
UK excluding London -11 2455 £425 +6.25% 298
London -6 2143 £500 +5.26% 221
South East -4 811 £438 +7.36% 78
North of England -14 573 £425 +14.79% 73
Midlands -22 276 £402 -5.53% 44
North West 0 259 £425 +6.25% 39
Scotland -8 251 £378 -5.63% 29
East of England +3 212 £447 +19.20% 37
Yorkshire -16 194 £439 +2.15% 29
Northern Ireland +20 185 £420 +19.91% 1
West Midlands -30 137 £475 +5.56% 24
South West -40 131 £425 +7.26% 26
East Midlands -10 130 £375 -6.37% 20
North East -1 126 £400 +35.59% 5
Wales -45 25 £425 +13.40% 10

For the 6 months to 20 July 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Unix also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Unix.

1 2891 (61.85%) Linux
2 1600 (34.23%) Java
3 1598 (34.19%) SQL
4 1367 (29.25%) Oracle
5 1272 (27.21%) Finance
6 1176 (25.16%) Agile Software Development
7 1162 (24.86%) Windows
8 987 (21.12%) Python
9 787 (16.84%) DevOps
10 776 (16.60%) Banking
11 743 (15.90%) Perl
12 713 (15.25%) Shell Script
13 645 (13.80%) Git (software)
14 572 (12.24%) Relational Database
15 556 (11.90%) Jenkins
16 548 (11.72%) JavaScript
17 508 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
18 506 (10.83%) Red Hat
19 497 (10.63%) Solaris
20 483 (10.33%) Puppet
21 481 (10.29%) Security Cleared
22 470 (10.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
23 466 (9.97%) HTML
24 449 (9.61%) Continuous Integration
25 436 (9.33%) XML
26 415 (8.88%) Configuration Management
27 400 (8.56%) Test Automation
28 398 (8.52%) Amazon AWS
28 398 (8.52%) Ansible
29 394 (8.43%) VMware

Unix
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
1 323 (6.91%) WebLogic
2 312 (6.68%) Apache
3 271 (5.80%) JBoss
4 230 (4.92%) Tomcat
5 199 (4.26%) WebSphere
6 134 (2.87%) Apache Spark
7 128 (2.74%) Confluence
8 89 (1.90%) IIS
9 75 (1.60%) nginx
10 73 (1.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 69 (1.48%) MS Exchange
12 67 (1.43%) OpenStack
13 64 (1.37%) Elasticsearch
14 62 (1.33%) SAS
15 53 (1.13%) SharePoint
16 51 (1.09%) WebSphere Application Server
17 46 (0.98%) Oracle Application Server
18 43 (0.92%) Apache Solr
19 42 (0.90%) MQSeries
20 39 (0.83%) iPlanet
Applications
1 91 (1.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 84 (1.80%) Microsoft Office
3 54 (1.16%) MS Visio
4 32 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 26 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
6 23 (0.49%) Photoshop
7 12 (0.26%) HipChat
8 4 (0.086%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.086%) SPSS
8 4 (0.086%) Stata
9 2 (0.043%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.021%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.021%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.021%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 27 (0.58%) SAP ERP
2 22 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
3 20 (0.43%) Oracle BPM
3 20 (0.43%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 19 (0.41%) ION MarketView
5 17 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
6 16 (0.34%) Global One
6 16 (0.34%) Magento
7 15 (0.32%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
8 14 (0.30%) Unica
9 13 (0.28%) Siebel CRM
10 12 (0.26%) Adobe Campaign
10 12 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
11 11 (0.24%) RMDS
11 11 (0.24%) Temenos T24
12 10 (0.21%) Oracle 11i
12 10 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
12 10 (0.21%) Oracle Retail
13 9 (0.19%) Oracle Utilities
13 9 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 398 (8.52%) Amazon AWS
2 170 (3.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 79 (1.69%) PaaS
4 74 (1.58%) GitHub
5 70 (1.50%) Cloud Computing
6 63 (1.35%) OpenShift
7 45 (0.96%) IaaS
8 35 (0.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 32 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
10 30 (0.64%) Amazon S3
11 26 (0.56%) Office 365
11 26 (0.56%) SaaS
12 24 (0.51%) Trello
13 21 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
14 19 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
15 11 (0.24%) Google Analytics
16 9 (0.19%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 9 (0.19%) IBM Cloud
17 8 (0.17%) Amazon ELB
18 7 (0.15%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 373 (7.98%) Firewall
2 350 (7.49%) TCP/IP
3 239 (5.11%) HTTP
4 225 (4.81%) SAN
5 212 (4.54%) DNS
6 185 (3.96%) SSL
7 183 (3.92%) LDAP
8 135 (2.89%) Internet
9 128 (2.74%) WAN
10 124 (2.65%) LAN
11 100 (2.14%) NAS
12 89 (1.90%) SSH
13 82 (1.75%) VPN
14 79 (1.69%) DHCP
14 79 (1.69%) Network Security
15 69 (1.48%) Kerberos
16 62 (1.33%) FTP
17 41 (0.88%) Wireless
18 37 (0.79%) SNMP
19 35 (0.75%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 572 (12.24%) Relational Database
2 362 (7.74%) Oracle Database
3 319 (6.82%) SQL Server
4 276 (5.91%) Hadoop
5 240 (5.13%) Big Data
6 206 (4.41%) MySQL
7 194 (4.15%) RDBMS
8 182 (3.89%) NoSQL
9 167 (3.57%) MongoDB
10 157 (3.36%) DB2
11 135 (2.89%) Apache Hive
12 124 (2.65%) PostgreSQL
13 112 (2.40%) Oracle Database 11g
14 102 (2.18%) Apache Cassandra
15 95 (2.03%) Data Warehouse
16 85 (1.82%) Oracle Database 12c
17 73 (1.56%) BusinessObjects
17 73 (1.56%) KDB
18 69 (1.48%) HBase
19 63 (1.35%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 645 (13.80%) Git (software)
2 556 (11.90%) Jenkins
3 290 (6.20%) JIRA
4 251 (5.37%) Maven
5 237 (5.07%) Subversion
6 181 (3.87%) JUnit
7 145 (3.10%) Selenium
8 122 (2.61%) Sonatype Nexus
9 112 (2.40%) Cucumber
10 82 (1.75%) Ant
11 77 (1.65%) Gradle
12 71 (1.52%) TeamCity
13 62 (1.33%) Hudson
14 60 (1.28%) Bitbucket
15 59 (1.26%) Mockito
16 58 (1.24%) Eclipse
17 57 (1.22%) Artifactory
18 52 (1.11%) IntelliJ
19 48 (1.03%) SoapUI
20 47 (1.01%) WebDriver
General
1 1272 (27.21%) Finance
2 776 (16.60%) Banking
3 324 (6.93%) Front Office
4 274 (5.86%) Investment Banking
5 138 (2.95%) Telecoms
6 132 (2.82%) Retail
7 88 (1.88%) Marketing
8 70 (1.50%) Manufacturing
9 61 (1.31%) Financial Institution
10 55 (1.18%) Games
11 49 (1.05%) Electronics
12 45 (0.96%) Back Office
13 44 (0.94%) Legal
14 31 (0.66%) Retail Banking
15 27 (0.58%) Law
16 19 (0.41%) Billing
17 14 (0.30%) French Language
17 14 (0.30%) German Language
18 12 (0.26%) Publishing
19 11 (0.24%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 1570 (33.59%) Developer
2 574 (12.28%) Java Developer
3 496 (10.61%) Analyst
4 328 (7.02%) Administrator
5 303 (6.48%) DevOps Engineer
6 258 (5.52%) Senior Developer
7 253 (5.41%) Consultant
8 238 (5.09%) Architect
9 233 (4.99%) Unix Engineer
10 229 (4.90%) Linux Engineer
11 211 (4.51%) C++ Developer
12 154 (3.29%) Systems Administrator
13 140 (3.00%) Senior Java Developer
14 129 (2.76%) Support Analyst
15 127 (2.72%) DBA
16 126 (2.70%) Oracle Developer
17 121 (2.59%) Unix Administrator
18 113 (2.42%) Linux Administrator
19 109 (2.33%) SQL Developer
20 106 (2.27%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 466 (9.97%) HTML
2 436 (9.33%) XML
3 372 (7.96%) Web Services
4 360 (7.70%) Spring
5 337 (7.21%) CSS
6 324 (6.93%) Middleware
7 268 (5.73%) REST
8 261 (5.58%) J2EE
8 261 (5.58%) JSON
9 258 (5.52%) SOAP
10 182 (3.89%) HTML5
11 170 (3.64%) Node.js
12 168 (3.59%) RESTful
13 157 (3.36%) Hibernate
14 152 (3.25%) .NET
14 152 (3.25%) FIX Protocol
15 132 (2.82%) AngularJS
15 132 (2.82%) jQuery
16 124 (2.65%) XSLT
17 119 (2.55%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 508 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
2 233 (4.99%) Data Centre
3 197 (4.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 162 (3.47%) Computer Science
5 155 (3.32%) Fixed Income
6 151 (3.23%) Equities
7 145 (3.10%) Management Information System
8 141 (3.02%) Derivative
9 136 (2.91%) Clustering
10 129 (2.76%) Linux Command Line
11 102 (2.18%) Enterprise Software
12 97 (2.08%) Mainframe
13 79 (1.69%) User Experience
14 78 (1.67%) Client/Server
15 74 (1.58%) Greenfield Project
16 69 (1.48%) Replication
17 67 (1.43%) Data Structures
18 65 (1.39%) Algorithms
19 59 (1.26%) PKI
20 55 (1.18%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 2891 (61.85%) Linux
2 1162 (24.86%) Windows
3 497 (10.63%) Solaris
4 470 (10.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 377 (8.07%) AIX
6 216 (4.62%) Windows Server
7 200 (4.28%) Mac OS X
8 110 (2.35%) HPUX
9 98 (2.10%) CentOS
10 87 (1.86%) Windows Server 2008
11 73 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
12 70 (1.50%) Mac OS
13 66 (1.41%) Ubuntu
14 64 (1.37%) SUSE
15 51 (1.09%) Debian
16 48 (1.03%) zOS
17 47 (1.01%) Android
18 45 (0.96%) Windows Server 2003
19 37 (0.79%) Apple iOS
20 31 (0.66%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1176 (25.16%) Agile Software Development
2 787 (16.84%) DevOps
3 449 (9.61%) Continuous Integration
4 415 (8.88%) Configuration Management
5 400 (8.56%) Test Automation
6 365 (7.81%) TDD
7 340 (7.27%) Open Source
8 331 (7.08%) OO
9 310 (6.63%) ITIL
9 310 (6.63%) Migration
10 302 (6.46%) SDLC
11 286 (6.12%) Scrum
12 283 (6.05%) Mentoring
13 230 (4.92%) Web Development
14 225 (4.81%) Multithreading
15 217 (4.64%) High Availability
15 217 (4.64%) Software Engineering
16 206 (4.41%) Low Latency
16 206 (4.41%) Performance Tuning
17 190 (4.07%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1600 (34.23%) Java
2 1598 (34.19%) SQL
3 987 (21.12%) Python
4 743 (15.90%) Perl
5 713 (15.25%) Shell Script
6 548 (11.72%) JavaScript
7 376 (8.04%) C++
8 312 (6.68%) PL/SQL
9 308 (6.59%) Bash Shell
10 239 (5.11%) Ruby
11 214 (4.58%) PowerShell
12 200 (4.28%) Scala
13 190 (4.07%) C
14 189 (4.04%) C#
15 154 (3.29%) Korn
16 125 (2.67%) PHP
17 60 (1.28%) R
18 57 (1.22%) T-SQL
19 52 (1.11%) Go
19 52 (1.11%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 481 (10.29%) Security Cleared
2 351 (7.51%) Degree
3 344 (7.36%) SC Cleared
4 89 (1.90%) Computer Science Degree
5 88 (1.88%) CISSP
6 71 (1.52%) DV Cleared
7 52 (1.11%) BPSS Clearance
8 51 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
9 43 (0.92%) ISEB
10 39 (0.83%) RHCE
11 37 (0.79%) SANS
12 36 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
13 35 (0.75%) ISTQB
14 29 (0.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 28 (0.60%) CCNA
16 26 (0.56%) CCNP
17 25 (0.53%) SSCP
18 22 (0.47%) MCSE
19 21 (0.45%) CEH
20 19 (0.41%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 128 (2.74%) QA
2 89 (1.90%) MiFID
3 56 (1.20%) SLA
4 40 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 32 (0.68%) Disclosure Scotland
6 30 (0.64%) Data Quality
7 26 (0.56%) Dodd-Frank
7 26 (0.56%) EMIR
8 23 (0.49%) PCI DSS
9 18 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 17 (0.36%) JSP 440
11 9 (0.19%) ISO 9001
12 8 (0.17%) PMO
12 8 (0.17%) SEPA
13 7 (0.15%) FATCA
14 5 (0.11%) COBIT
14 5 (0.11%) COREP
14 5 (0.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 5 (0.11%) RMADS
15 4 (0.086%) TickIT
System Software
1 320 (6.85%) Docker
2 261 (5.58%) Active Directory
3 208 (4.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 86 (1.84%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 75 (1.60%) HDFS
6 68 (1.45%) Hyper-V
7 64 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
8 63 (1.35%) NFS
9 56 (1.20%) Oracle RAC
10 54 (1.16%) Virtual Machines
11 47 (1.01%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 44 (0.94%) Apache Flume
13 43 (0.92%) vSphere
14 40 (0.86%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 35 (0.75%) Time Sharing Option
16 33 (0.71%) Samba
17 30 (0.64%) Veritas File System
18 29 (0.62%) KVM
19 26 (0.56%) GPFS
20 19 (0.41%) LXC
Systems Management
1 483 (10.33%) Puppet
2 398 (8.52%) Ansible
3 274 (5.86%) Opscode Chef
4 89 (1.90%) Nagios
5 84 (1.80%) NetBackup
6 78 (1.67%) Kubernetes
7 72 (1.54%) Kibana
8 60 (1.28%) Control-M
8 60 (1.28%) logstash
8 60 (1.28%) Tivoli
9 56 (1.20%) Terraform
10 45 (0.96%) Hadoop YARN
11 44 (0.94%) Grafana
12 38 (0.81%) Dollar Universe
13 34 (0.73%) Oozie
14 32 (0.68%) ITRS Geneos
14 32 (0.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 32 (0.68%) ZABBIX
15 30 (0.64%) QRadar
16 29 (0.62%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 1367 (29.25%) Oracle
2 506 (10.83%) Red Hat
3 394 (8.43%) VMware
4 373 (7.98%) IBM
5 346 (7.40%) Microsoft
6 290 (6.20%) Sybase
7 229 (4.90%) HP
8 184 (3.94%) Splunk
9 180 (3.85%) Cisco
10 169 (3.62%) Veritas
11 166 (3.55%) Sun
12 146 (3.12%) SAP
13 103 (2.20%) Citrix
14 90 (1.93%) Cloudera
15 88 (1.88%) F5
16 84 (1.80%) Informatica
17 79 (1.69%) Google
18 77 (1.65%) AppDynamics
19 74 (1.58%) TIBCO
20 72 (1.54%) EMC
London
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 5 hours ago
Reigate, Surrey
LEXSTRA
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
West London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market rates
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Accenture
Rate: From £31,424 to £49,850 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Intega IT
Rate: Market Daily Rate
Posted: 3 hours ago
Isleworth, Middlesex
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £550 - £600 per day + Outside IR35
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Posted: 21 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Accenture
Rate: Dependant on role
Posted: 4 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Syntax Consultancy Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day (DOE)
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
LA International
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Brentwood, Essex
Peopleworks
Rate: From £26 to £26 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Feltham, Middlesex
EXCELerate
Rate: Up to £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400 - £420 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Keystream Resources Limited
Rate: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £27000 - £31000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
Networking People
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
Green Park Interim & Executive Ltd
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Green Thompson Consulting
Rate: Up to £220 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Apply Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £425 per day 6 months.
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oscar
Rate: £450 - £451 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
LA International
Rate: £600 - £630 per day
Posted: Yesterday