Period
to 24 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 24 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
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 32 30
Rank change year-on-year -9 -2 +1
Contract jobs citing Unix 4657 6094 5894
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.90% 5.54% 5.18%
As % of the Operating Systems category 23.68% 24.81% 23.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2915 3876 3422
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £288 £283
90th Percentile £625 £588 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 56 98
UK median hourly rate £38.25 £26.75 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.99% -17.69% +8.33%
10th Percentile £14.07 £14.00 £15.00
90th Percentile £47.67 £58.13 £51.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £27.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +14.55% -21.43% +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 19663 24565 24757
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.68% 22.33% 21.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 12400 15460 14359
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £193 £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 1140 1303 1958
UK median hourly rate £16.39 £16.50 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.67% +2.10% +1.75%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £44.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £15.86
% change year-on-year -6.06% +4.04% +2.32%

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 24 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 24 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 24 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 -12 4156 £475 +10.59% 463
UK excluding London -10 2446 £425 +6.25% 275
London -6 2140 £505 +6.32% 218
South East -3 802 £438 +6.71% 84
North of England -11 573 £425 +14.79% 72
Midlands -20 276 £405 -4.71% 35
North West +3 262 £425 +6.25% 41
Scotland -9 247 £380 -5.00% 18
East of England +4 215 £448 +19.33% 31
Yorkshire -18 191 £440 +2.44% 27
Northern Ireland +22 186 £420 +19.91% 3
West Midlands -32 136 £475 +5.56% 22
South West -33 132 £425 +8.28% 23
East Midlands -11 131 £375 -6.37% 13
North East -4 125 £400 +35.59% 4
Wales -49 24 £450 +20.00% 9

For the 6 months to 24 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 2882 (61.89%) Linux
2 1593 (34.21%) Java
3 1590 (34.14%) SQL
4 1361 (29.22%) Oracle
5 1259 (27.03%) Finance
6 1169 (25.10%) Agile Software Development
7 1166 (25.04%) Windows
8 996 (21.39%) Python
9 794 (17.05%) DevOps
10 771 (16.56%) Banking
11 749 (16.08%) Perl
12 708 (15.20%) Shell Script
13 644 (13.83%) Git (software)
14 572 (12.28%) Relational Database
15 554 (11.90%) Jenkins
16 550 (11.81%) JavaScript
17 506 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
18 501 (10.76%) Solaris
19 489 (10.50%) Red Hat
20 480 (10.31%) Puppet
21 470 (10.09%) Security Cleared
22 461 (9.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
23 460 (9.88%) HTML
24 451 (9.68%) Continuous Integration
25 440 (9.45%) XML
26 417 (8.95%) Configuration Management
27 412 (8.85%) Amazon AWS
28 407 (8.74%) Ansible
29 390 (8.37%) Test Automation
30 389 (8.35%) 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
1 322 (6.91%) WebLogic
2 313 (6.72%) Apache
3 269 (5.78%) JBoss
4 227 (4.87%) Tomcat
5 201 (4.32%) WebSphere
6 136 (2.92%) Apache Spark
7 132 (2.83%) Confluence
8 90 (1.93%) IIS
9 75 (1.61%) nginx
10 72 (1.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 69 (1.48%) MS Exchange
12 67 (1.44%) OpenStack
13 64 (1.37%) Elasticsearch
14 63 (1.35%) SAS
15 52 (1.12%) SharePoint
15 52 (1.12%) WebSphere Application Server
16 46 (0.99%) Oracle Application Server
17 44 (0.94%) Apache Solr
18 42 (0.90%) MQSeries
19 39 (0.84%) iPlanet
Applications
1 91 (1.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 84 (1.80%) Microsoft Office
3 56 (1.20%) MS Visio
4 33 (0.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 26 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
6 23 (0.49%) Photoshop
7 16 (0.34%) 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 21 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
3 20 (0.43%) Oracle BPM
3 20 (0.43%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 19 (0.41%) ION MarketView
5 17 (0.37%) 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 11 (0.24%) Adobe Campaign
10 11 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
10 11 (0.24%) Oracle Retail
10 11 (0.24%) RMDS
10 11 (0.24%) Temenos T24
11 10 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
11 10 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
12 9 (0.19%) Oracle 11i
12 9 (0.19%) Oracle Utilities
Cloud Services
1 412 (8.85%) Amazon AWS
2 180 (3.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 82 (1.76%) PaaS
4 74 (1.59%) GitHub
5 73 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
6 63 (1.35%) OpenShift
7 46 (0.99%) IaaS
8 35 (0.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 33 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
10 30 (0.64%) Amazon S3
11 27 (0.58%) Office 365
11 27 (0.58%) SaaS
12 24 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
12 24 (0.52%) Trello
13 22 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
14 11 (0.24%) Google Analytics
15 9 (0.19%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 9 (0.19%) IBM Cloud
16 8 (0.17%) Amazon ELB
17 7 (0.15%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 374 (8.03%) Firewall
2 348 (7.47%) TCP/IP
3 236 (5.07%) HTTP
4 226 (4.85%) SAN
5 209 (4.49%) DNS
6 184 (3.95%) LDAP
7 181 (3.89%) SSL
8 136 (2.92%) Internet
9 128 (2.75%) WAN
10 124 (2.66%) LAN
11 102 (2.19%) NAS
12 91 (1.95%) SSH
13 81 (1.74%) VPN
14 78 (1.67%) DHCP
15 75 (1.61%) Network Security
16 70 (1.50%) Kerberos
17 63 (1.35%) FTP
18 41 (0.88%) Wireless
19 38 (0.82%) SNMP
20 35 (0.75%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 572 (12.28%) Relational Database
2 355 (7.62%) Oracle Database
3 314 (6.74%) SQL Server
4 282 (6.06%) Hadoop
5 243 (5.22%) Big Data
6 210 (4.51%) MySQL
7 195 (4.19%) RDBMS
8 183 (3.93%) NoSQL
9 169 (3.63%) MongoDB
10 162 (3.48%) DB2
11 138 (2.96%) Apache Hive
12 125 (2.68%) PostgreSQL
13 108 (2.32%) Oracle Database 11g
14 102 (2.19%) Apache Cassandra
15 95 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
16 85 (1.83%) Oracle Database 12c
17 73 (1.57%) KDB
18 72 (1.55%) BusinessObjects
19 71 (1.52%) HBase
20 60 (1.29%) Impala
Development Applications
1 644 (13.83%) Git (software)
2 554 (11.90%) Jenkins
3 292 (6.27%) JIRA
4 249 (5.35%) Maven
5 239 (5.13%) Subversion
6 180 (3.87%) JUnit
7 142 (3.05%) Selenium
8 124 (2.66%) Sonatype Nexus
9 108 (2.32%) Cucumber
10 81 (1.74%) Ant
11 74 (1.59%) Gradle
12 73 (1.57%) TeamCity
13 64 (1.37%) Bitbucket
14 61 (1.31%) Hudson
15 58 (1.25%) Mockito
16 57 (1.22%) Artifactory
17 56 (1.20%) Eclipse
18 51 (1.10%) IntelliJ
19 47 (1.01%) SoapUI
19 47 (1.01%) WebDriver
General
1 1259 (27.03%) Finance
2 771 (16.56%) Banking
3 319 (6.85%) Front Office
4 272 (5.84%) Investment Banking
5 140 (3.01%) Telecoms
6 131 (2.81%) Retail
7 90 (1.93%) Marketing
8 68 (1.46%) Manufacturing
9 60 (1.29%) Financial Institution
10 56 (1.20%) Games
11 49 (1.05%) Electronics
12 45 (0.97%) Back Office
13 44 (0.94%) Legal
14 31 (0.67%) Retail Banking
15 27 (0.58%) Law
16 18 (0.39%) Billing
17 14 (0.30%) French Language
17 14 (0.30%) German Language
18 11 (0.24%) Advertising
18 11 (0.24%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1562 (33.54%) Developer
2 569 (12.22%) Java Developer
3 490 (10.52%) Analyst
4 330 (7.09%) Administrator
5 305 (6.55%) DevOps Engineer
6 260 (5.58%) Senior Developer
7 252 (5.41%) Consultant
8 243 (5.22%) Architect
9 228 (4.90%) Unix Engineer
10 221 (4.75%) Linux Engineer
11 211 (4.53%) C++ Developer
12 154 (3.31%) Systems Administrator
13 141 (3.03%) Senior Java Developer
14 129 (2.77%) Support Analyst
15 126 (2.71%) Oracle Developer
16 123 (2.64%) DBA
17 119 (2.56%) Unix Administrator
18 113 (2.43%) Linux Administrator
19 109 (2.34%) SQL Developer
20 106 (2.28%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 460 (9.88%) HTML
2 440 (9.45%) XML
3 366 (7.86%) Web Services
4 358 (7.69%) Spring
5 333 (7.15%) CSS
6 322 (6.91%) Middleware
7 262 (5.63%) REST
8 260 (5.58%) J2EE
9 259 (5.56%) JSON
10 254 (5.45%) SOAP
11 182 (3.91%) HTML5
12 169 (3.63%) Node.js
13 160 (3.44%) RESTful
14 159 (3.41%) .NET
15 155 (3.33%) FIX Protocol
16 154 (3.31%) Hibernate
17 132 (2.83%) AngularJS
17 132 (2.83%) jQuery
18 127 (2.73%) XSLT
19 119 (2.56%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 506 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
2 237 (5.09%) Data Centre
3 195 (4.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 162 (3.48%) Computer Science
5 156 (3.35%) Fixed Income
6 148 (3.18%) Equities
7 144 (3.09%) Derivative
8 142 (3.05%) Management Information System
9 132 (2.83%) Clustering
10 131 (2.81%) Linux Command Line
11 101 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
12 97 (2.08%) Mainframe
13 80 (1.72%) Client/Server
14 79 (1.70%) User Experience
15 71 (1.52%) Greenfield Project
16 69 (1.48%) Data Structures
16 69 (1.48%) Replication
17 68 (1.46%) Algorithms
18 59 (1.27%) PKI
19 56 (1.20%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 2882 (61.89%) Linux
2 1166 (25.04%) Windows
3 501 (10.76%) Solaris
4 461 (9.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 372 (7.99%) AIX
6 215 (4.62%) Windows Server
7 199 (4.27%) Mac OS X
8 109 (2.34%) HPUX
9 99 (2.13%) CentOS
10 80 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
11 70 (1.50%) Windows Server 2012
12 67 (1.44%) Ubuntu
13 64 (1.37%) Mac OS
13 64 (1.37%) SUSE
14 52 (1.12%) Debian
15 49 (1.05%) zOS
16 46 (0.99%) Android
17 41 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
18 36 (0.77%) Apple iOS
19 31 (0.67%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1169 (25.10%) Agile Software Development
2 794 (17.05%) DevOps
3 451 (9.68%) Continuous Integration
4 417 (8.95%) Configuration Management
5 390 (8.37%) Test Automation
6 358 (7.69%) TDD
7 338 (7.26%) Open Source
8 328 (7.04%) OO
9 314 (6.74%) Migration
10 311 (6.68%) ITIL
11 301 (6.46%) SDLC
12 286 (6.14%) Scrum
13 282 (6.06%) Mentoring
14 223 (4.79%) Multithreading
15 220 (4.72%) Web Development
16 219 (4.70%) Software Engineering
17 217 (4.66%) High Availability
18 208 (4.47%) Performance Tuning
19 202 (4.34%) Low Latency
20 192 (4.12%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1593 (34.21%) Java
2 1590 (34.14%) SQL
3 996 (21.39%) Python
4 749 (16.08%) Perl
5 708 (15.20%) Shell Script
6 550 (11.81%) JavaScript
7 386 (8.29%) C++
8 305 (6.55%) Bash Shell
8 305 (6.55%) PL/SQL
9 232 (4.98%) Ruby
10 216 (4.64%) PowerShell
11 203 (4.36%) Scala
12 194 (4.17%) C
13 191 (4.10%) C#
14 151 (3.24%) Korn
15 119 (2.56%) PHP
16 61 (1.31%) R
17 58 (1.25%) T-SQL
18 53 (1.14%) Go
19 50 (1.07%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 470 (10.09%) Security Cleared
2 352 (7.56%) Degree
3 333 (7.15%) SC Cleared
4 90 (1.93%) Computer Science Degree
5 87 (1.87%) CISSP
6 70 (1.50%) DV Cleared
7 52 (1.12%) BPSS Clearance
8 50 (1.07%) Cisco Certification
9 39 (0.84%) ISEB
10 37 (0.79%) SANS
11 36 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
11 36 (0.77%) RHCE
12 31 (0.67%) ISTQB
13 28 (0.60%) CCNA
13 28 (0.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 25 (0.54%) CCNP
14 25 (0.54%) SSCP
15 22 (0.47%) MCSE
16 20 (0.43%) CEH
17 19 (0.41%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 126 (2.71%) QA
2 89 (1.91%) MiFID
3 57 (1.22%) SLA
4 40 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 31 (0.67%) Disclosure Scotland
6 28 (0.60%) Data Quality
7 26 (0.56%) Dodd-Frank
7 26 (0.56%) EMIR
8 24 (0.52%) PCI DSS
9 17 (0.37%) JSP 440
10 16 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 9 (0.19%) ISO 9001
12 8 (0.17%) PMO
13 7 (0.15%) FATCA
13 7 (0.15%) SEPA
14 5 (0.11%) COBIT
14 5 (0.11%) COREP
14 5 (0.11%) GCP
14 5 (0.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 5 (0.11%) RMADS
System Software
1 327 (7.02%) Docker
2 260 (5.58%) Active Directory
3 207 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 81 (1.74%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 78 (1.67%) HDFS
6 69 (1.48%) Hyper-V
7 65 (1.40%) NFS
8 63 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
9 55 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
10 52 (1.12%) Oracle RAC
11 47 (1.01%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 45 (0.97%) Apache Flume
13 42 (0.90%) vSphere
14 39 (0.84%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 35 (0.75%) Time Sharing Option
16 32 (0.69%) Samba
17 30 (0.64%) Veritas File System
18 29 (0.62%) KVM
19 25 (0.54%) GPFS
20 19 (0.41%) Xen
Systems Management
1 480 (10.31%) Puppet
2 407 (8.74%) Ansible
3 276 (5.93%) Opscode Chef
4 90 (1.93%) Nagios
5 84 (1.80%) NetBackup
6 83 (1.78%) Kubernetes
7 72 (1.55%) Kibana
8 60 (1.29%) Control-M
8 60 (1.29%) logstash
8 60 (1.29%) Tivoli
9 59 (1.27%) Terraform
10 48 (1.03%) Hadoop YARN
11 44 (0.94%) Grafana
12 39 (0.84%) Dollar Universe
13 34 (0.73%) Oozie
14 33 (0.71%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 32 (0.69%) ITRS Geneos
15 32 (0.69%) ZABBIX
16 31 (0.67%) QRadar
17 28 (0.60%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1361 (29.22%) Oracle
2 489 (10.50%) Red Hat
3 389 (8.35%) VMware
4 371 (7.97%) IBM
5 347 (7.45%) Microsoft
6 294 (6.31%) Sybase
7 228 (4.90%) HP
8 185 (3.97%) Splunk
9 180 (3.87%) Cisco
10 168 (3.61%) Veritas
11 163 (3.50%) Sun
12 148 (3.18%) SAP
13 100 (2.15%) Citrix
14 92 (1.98%) Cloudera
15 89 (1.91%) F5
16 84 (1.80%) Informatica
17 81 (1.74%) AppDynamics
18 80 (1.72%) Google
19 75 (1.61%) TIBCO
20 72 (1.55%) NetApp
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Posted: 20 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
West London
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £380 to £385 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Montash
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Belfast, County Antrim
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 12 hours ago
Surrey
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Comtecs
Rate: £400 - £425 Per Day
Posted: 15 hours ago
South East London
Avance Consulting
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 19 hours ago
West London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £370.00 - £410.00 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bromley, Kent
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + market rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £420.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Haysfm
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Posted: 5 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
LEXSTRA
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400 - £420 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Accenture
Rate: From £31,424 to £49,850 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
South East London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago