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 3 months to 24 April 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
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 32 29
Rank change year-on-year -7 -3  
Contract jobs citing Unix 2260 3160 2954
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.88% 5.65% 5.20%
As % of the Operating Systems category 23.78% 25.57% 23.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1438 2059 1711
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 29 48
Median hourly rate £41.50 £20.00 £31.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +107.50% -35.79%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.40 £15.30 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.53 £47.90 £46.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.25 £22.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +47.77% -35.71%  

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 9504 12359 12526
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.53% 22.11% 22.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 6034 7725 7106
Median daily rate £408 £387 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.29% +6.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +6.89% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 565 689 1019
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +2.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

Unix
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Unix as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 24 April 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 3 months to 24 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Unix in the UK

Unix
Top 30 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 3 months to 24 April 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 -10 2019 £475 +9.44% 436
London -5 1019 £500 +5.26% 223
South East 0 446 £450 +12.50% 65
City of London -7 170 £550 +15.78% 65
Surrey +2 150 £450 +5.88% 11
North West +1 127 £425 +11.84% 21
Scotland -5 123 £395 -1.25% 14
Yorkshire -15 96 £440 +2.44% 31
East of England +17 90 £425 +16.43% 20
Northern Ireland +11 85 £425 - 5
Glasgow +5 80 £400 +3.89% 8
Hampshire -10 80 £438 +15.89% 12
Berkshire 0 70 £425 +3.65% 13
West Midlands -29 70 £475 +5.55% 31
County Antrim +8 69 £423 - 4
Belfast +8 67 £423 - 4
East Midlands -16 61 £400 - 11
Essex +20 59 £450 +12.50% 3
Manchester -3 58 £425 +13.33% 15
Buckinghamshire +3 56 £488 +30.00% 7
South Yorkshire -3 52 £494 +9.72% 13
North East -17 51 £455 +54.23% 7
West Sussex +23 50 £500 +21.21% 5
Sheffield -4 50 £494 +9.72% 13
South West -50 50 £425 +8.28% 24
Tyne and Wear -16 48 £453 +56.03% 6
Milton Keynes +3 46 £450 -5.26% 5
Newcastle upon Tyne -20 46 £453 +56.03% 6
Redhill +3 44 £500 +36.98% 4
Cheshire +28 43 £400 - 5

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 2722 (60.95%) Linux
2 1498 (33.54%) SQL
3 1445 (32.36%) Java
4 1333 (29.85%) Oracle
5 1227 (27.47%) Windows
6 1201 (26.89%) Agile Software Development
7 1154 (25.84%) Finance
8 828 (18.54%) Python
9 705 (15.79%) Perl
10 687 (15.38%) DevOps
11 663 (14.85%) Banking
12 647 (14.49%) Shell Script
13 634 (14.20%) Git (software)
14 528 (11.82%) JavaScript
15 522 (11.69%) Relational Database
16 503 (11.26%) Red Hat
17 501 (11.22%) Analytical Skills
18 498 (11.15%) Jenkins
19 489 (10.95%) Security Cleared
20 474 (10.61%) Puppet
21 470 (10.52%) XML
22 467 (10.46%) HTML
23 456 (10.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
24 450 (10.08%) Configuration Management
25 447 (10.01%) Solaris
26 439 (9.83%) VMware
27 381 (8.53%) Oracle Database
28 379 (8.49%) AIX
29 373 (8.35%) Continuous Integration
30 368 (8.24%) SC Cleared

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
1 260 (5.82%) WebLogic
2 247 (5.53%) Apache
3 241 (5.40%) WebSphere
4 184 (4.12%) Tomcat
5 175 (3.92%) Confluence
6 171 (3.83%) JBoss
7 111 (2.49%) Apache Spark
8 77 (1.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 74 (1.66%) IIS
10 60 (1.34%) nginx
11 55 (1.23%) OpenStack
12 48 (1.07%) MS Exchange
13 47 (1.05%) WebSphere Application Server
14 42 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
15 41 (0.92%) SAS
16 39 (0.87%) SharePoint
17 38 (0.85%) Oracle Workflow
18 35 (0.78%) Apache Solr
19 28 (0.63%) Apache Pig
20 22 (0.49%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 112 (2.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 66 (1.48%) Microsoft Office
3 65 (1.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 50 (1.12%) MS Visio
5 20 (0.45%) Microsoft Project
6 16 (0.36%) Photoshop
7 7 (0.16%) HipChat
8 4 (0.090%) Gliffy
9 3 (0.067%) AutoCAD
9 3 (0.067%) Siemens NX
9 3 (0.067%) SPSS
10 2 (0.045%) Mingle
10 2 (0.045%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (0.022%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 48 (1.07%) Oracle EBS
2 35 (0.78%) Oracle Applications
3 28 (0.63%) Adobe Campaign
4 26 (0.58%) Oracle 11i
4 26 (0.58%) Oracle EBS R12
4 26 (0.58%) Unica
5 14 (0.31%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 13 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
6 13 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 11 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
8 10 (0.22%) Global One
9 9 (0.20%) Summit
10 8 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
10 8 (0.18%) Oracle Receivables
10 8 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
11 7 (0.16%) Demantra
11 7 (0.16%) ION MarketView
11 7 (0.16%) Magento
11 7 (0.16%) Oracle Retail
11 7 (0.16%) SnowdropKCS
Cloud Services
1 331 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
2 153 (3.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 111 (2.49%) PaaS
4 93 (2.08%) IaaS
5 80 (1.79%) GitHub
5 80 (1.79%) SaaS
6 63 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
7 30 (0.67%) OpenShift
8 26 (0.58%) Amazon S3
9 25 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
9 25 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
10 23 (0.52%) Trello
11 19 (0.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 15 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
12 15 (0.34%) Office 365
13 12 (0.27%) Adobe Analytics
13 12 (0.27%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 12 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
14 9 (0.20%) Heroku
15 8 (0.18%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 335 (7.50%) TCP/IP
2 306 (6.85%) Firewall
3 267 (5.98%) HTTP
4 244 (5.46%) SAN
5 201 (4.50%) DNS
6 197 (4.41%) LDAP
7 158 (3.54%) SSL
8 133 (2.98%) Internet
9 121 (2.71%) LAN
10 120 (2.69%) WAN
11 97 (2.17%) NAS
11 97 (2.17%) Network Security
12 86 (1.93%) FTP
12 86 (1.93%) SSH
13 83 (1.86%) VPN
14 75 (1.68%) DHCP
15 61 (1.37%) VoIP
16 48 (1.07%) Kerberos
17 47 (1.05%) Intrusion Detection
18 42 (0.94%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 522 (11.69%) Relational Database
2 381 (8.53%) Oracle Database
3 311 (6.96%) SQL Server
4 230 (5.15%) Hadoop
5 217 (4.86%) Big Data
6 198 (4.43%) MongoDB
7 178 (3.99%) MySQL
8 156 (3.49%) DB2
9 145 (3.25%) RDBMS
10 128 (2.87%) NoSQL
11 126 (2.82%) Oracle Database 11g
12 115 (2.58%) PostgreSQL
13 102 (2.28%) BusinessObjects
14 101 (2.26%) Apache Hive
15 95 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
16 89 (1.99%) Oracle Database 10g
17 88 (1.97%) KDB
18 75 (1.68%) Oracle Database 12c
19 74 (1.66%) Apache Cassandra
20 68 (1.52%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 634 (14.20%) Git (software)
2 498 (11.15%) Jenkins
3 317 (7.10%) JIRA
4 250 (5.60%) Subversion
5 232 (5.19%) Maven
6 190 (4.25%) JUnit
7 175 (3.92%) Selenium
8 149 (3.34%) Cucumber
9 108 (2.42%) Sonatype Nexus
10 100 (2.24%) Gradle
11 94 (2.10%) Ant
12 81 (1.81%) Mockito
13 57 (1.28%) Hudson
14 54 (1.21%) Eclipse
14 54 (1.21%) TeamCity
15 46 (1.03%) SoapUI
16 41 (0.92%) WebDriver
17 40 (0.90%) Vagrant
18 39 (0.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 39 (0.87%) Bitbucket
General
1 1154 (25.84%) Finance
2 663 (14.85%) Banking
3 227 (5.08%) Front Office
4 215 (4.81%) Investment Banking
5 133 (2.98%) Retail
6 96 (2.15%) Telecoms
7 61 (1.37%) Financial Institution
8 59 (1.32%) Manufacturing
9 51 (1.14%) Marketing
10 44 (0.99%) Legal
11 36 (0.81%) Back Office
12 31 (0.69%) Law
13 22 (0.49%) Publishing
14 19 (0.43%) Billing
14 19 (0.43%) Games
15 17 (0.38%) Retail Banking
16 16 (0.36%) Advertising
16 16 (0.36%) Electronics
17 13 (0.29%) Automotive
18 9 (0.20%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1422 (31.84%) Developer
2 542 (12.14%) Java Developer
3 498 (11.15%) Analyst
4 341 (7.64%) Administrator
5 315 (7.05%) DevOps Engineer
6 262 (5.87%) Architect
7 219 (4.90%) Consultant
8 206 (4.61%) C++ Developer
9 200 (4.48%) Senior Developer
10 198 (4.43%) Unix Engineer
11 194 (4.34%) Linux Engineer
12 161 (3.61%) Systems Administrator
13 156 (3.49%) Unix Administrator
14 141 (3.16%) DBA
15 135 (3.02%) Support Analyst
16 121 (2.71%) Senior Java Developer
16 121 (2.71%) Unix Systems Administrator
17 105 (2.35%) Oracle Developer
18 100 (2.24%) Linux Administrator
19 98 (2.19%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 470 (10.52%) XML
2 467 (10.46%) HTML
3 349 (7.81%) Spring
4 343 (7.68%) Web Services
5 312 (6.99%) CSS
6 290 (6.49%) JSON
7 285 (6.38%) REST
8 264 (5.91%) Middleware
9 259 (5.80%) SOAP
10 208 (4.66%) J2EE
11 206 (4.61%) Hibernate
12 149 (3.34%) HTML5
13 136 (3.05%) .NET
13 136 (3.05%) RESTful
14 134 (3.00%) JMS
15 126 (2.82%) Node.js
16 110 (2.46%) AngularJS
16 110 (2.46%) jQuery
17 106 (2.37%) FIX Protocol
18 97 (2.17%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 501 (11.22%) Analytical Skills
2 263 (5.89%) Data Centre
3 212 (4.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 149 (3.34%) Management Information System
5 140 (3.13%) Derivative
6 128 (2.87%) Linux Command Line
7 114 (2.55%) Equities
8 108 (2.42%) Computer Science
9 103 (2.31%) Clustering
10 100 (2.24%) Fixed Income
11 98 (2.19%) Algorithms
12 92 (2.06%) User Experience
13 85 (1.90%) Mainframe
14 74 (1.66%) Greenfield Project
15 72 (1.61%) Replication
16 67 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
17 62 (1.39%) Tandem
18 51 (1.14%) Enterprise Storage
19 49 (1.10%) iSeries
20 48 (1.07%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2722 (60.95%) Linux
2 1227 (27.47%) Windows
3 456 (10.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 447 (10.01%) Solaris
5 379 (8.49%) AIX
6 266 (5.96%) Windows Server
7 198 (4.43%) Mac OS X
8 104 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
9 87 (1.95%) CentOS
10 74 (1.66%) Windows Server 2012
11 70 (1.57%) HPUX
12 58 (1.30%) Windows XP
13 53 (1.19%) SUSE
13 53 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
14 51 (1.14%) Ubuntu
15 50 (1.12%) Mac OS
16 45 (1.01%) Windows 2000
17 41 (0.92%) zOS
18 40 (0.90%) Debian
19 35 (0.78%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1201 (26.89%) Agile Software Development
2 687 (15.38%) DevOps
3 450 (10.08%) Configuration Management
4 373 (8.35%) Continuous Integration
5 358 (8.02%) Open Source
6 334 (7.48%) TDD
7 313 (7.01%) ITIL
7 313 (7.01%) Migration
8 306 (6.85%) Scrum
9 291 (6.52%) SDLC
10 284 (6.36%) OO
11 237 (5.31%) Mentoring
12 227 (5.08%) Software Engineering
13 218 (4.88%) Performance Tuning
14 217 (4.86%) Web Development
15 200 (4.48%) Change Management
16 197 (4.41%) Low Latency
17 193 (4.32%) Multithreading
18 184 (4.12%) High Availability
19 167 (3.74%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1498 (33.54%) SQL
2 1445 (32.36%) Java
3 828 (18.54%) Python
4 705 (15.79%) Perl
5 647 (14.49%) Shell Script
6 528 (11.82%) JavaScript
7 361 (8.08%) C++
8 321 (7.19%) Bash Shell
9 320 (7.17%) PL/SQL
10 272 (6.09%) Ruby
11 182 (4.08%) PowerShell
11 182 (4.08%) Scala
12 169 (3.78%) C
13 155 (3.47%) C#
14 114 (2.55%) Korn
15 113 (2.53%) PHP
16 59 (1.32%) Groovy
17 52 (1.16%) VB
18 47 (1.05%) R
19 34 (0.76%) Go
Qualifications
1 489 (10.95%) Security Cleared
2 368 (8.24%) SC Cleared
3 307 (6.87%) Degree
4 87 (1.95%) DV Cleared
5 81 (1.81%) CISSP
6 64 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
7 62 (1.39%) BPSS Clearance
8 57 (1.28%) ISEB
9 49 (1.10%) ISTQB
10 41 (0.92%) SANS
11 38 (0.85%) CCNA
12 37 (0.83%) CCNP
13 35 (0.78%) CEH
14 34 (0.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 31 (0.69%) CREST Certified
16 28 (0.63%) OSCP
16 28 (0.63%) RHCE
16 28 (0.63%) SSCP
17 23 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
18 19 (0.43%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 139 (3.11%) QA
2 87 (1.95%) SLA
3 78 (1.75%) MiFID
4 43 (0.96%) Disclosure Scotland
5 38 (0.85%) PCI DSS
6 34 (0.76%) Data Quality
6 34 (0.76%) Dodd-Frank
7 33 (0.74%) EMIR
8 26 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 16 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 15 (0.34%) SDET
11 14 (0.31%) FATCA
11 14 (0.31%) ISO 9001
12 11 (0.25%) JSP 440
13 9 (0.20%) PMO
14 8 (0.18%) SEPA
15 7 (0.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 6 (0.13%) RMADS
17 4 (0.090%) Basel II
17 4 (0.090%) COBIT
System Software
1 237 (5.31%) Docker
2 228 (5.11%) Active Directory
3 225 (5.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 94 (2.10%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 73 (1.63%) vSphere
6 70 (1.57%) HDFS
6 70 (1.57%) NFS
7 57 (1.28%) Oracle RAC
8 50 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
9 47 (1.05%) VMware ESX
10 42 (0.94%) Veritas File System
11 33 (0.74%) Samba
12 31 (0.69%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 30 (0.67%) Hyper-V
13 30 (0.67%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 25 (0.56%) GPFS
15 24 (0.54%) Time Sharing Option
15 24 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
16 23 (0.52%) Apache Flume
16 23 (0.52%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 474 (10.61%) Puppet
2 334 (7.48%) Ansible
3 272 (6.09%) Opscode Chef
4 109 (2.44%) Nagios
5 78 (1.75%) Tivoli
6 59 (1.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 58 (1.30%) Control-M
8 56 (1.25%) NetBackup
9 48 (1.07%) Hadoop YARN
10 39 (0.87%) Kibana
11 37 (0.83%) logstash
12 35 (0.78%) Data Guard
13 34 (0.76%) Dollar Universe
13 34 (0.76%) Graphite
13 34 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
13 34 (0.76%) Oracle RMAN
14 33 (0.74%) QRadar
14 33 (0.74%) SELinux
15 32 (0.72%) Red Hat Satellite
16 29 (0.65%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 1333 (29.85%) Oracle
2 503 (11.26%) Red Hat
3 439 (9.83%) VMware
4 362 (8.11%) IBM
5 342 (7.66%) Microsoft
6 239 (5.35%) HP
7 208 (4.66%) Sybase
8 203 (4.55%) Cisco
9 140 (3.13%) Veritas
10 138 (3.09%) Sun
11 131 (2.93%) Splunk
12 96 (2.15%) Citrix
13 94 (2.10%) NetApp
14 93 (2.08%) SAP
15 90 (2.02%) Atlassian
16 84 (1.88%) Informatica
17 81 (1.81%) EMC
18 72 (1.61%) TIBCO
19 67 (1.50%) Google
19 67 (1.50%) Murex
Southend-On-Sea, Essex
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £479 to £550 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Huxley Associates
Rate: competitive
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Cititec
Rate: £600 - £625 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £70 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
South West London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 9 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
KEYRESOURCE
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £1 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £400.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
West Midlands
Michael Page International
Rate: £42000 - £44000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
ComputAppoint
Posted: 5 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £340 - £390 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: Unspecified dependin on experience
Posted: 5 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
LA International
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
LA International
Posted: 3 days ago
London
AMS contingency
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £550 per day + None
Posted: 3 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + Depending on experience
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Search Consultancy
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
onezeero.
Rate: £400 - £415 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £435 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £500 to £550 p/day
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago