The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 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 30 March 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
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 27 26
Rank change year-on-year -20 -1  
Contract jobs citing Unix 53 108 113
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 3.96% 5.51% 6.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.34% 27.41% 29.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 70 83
Median daily rate £425 £423 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.59% +20.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £288 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £628 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £21.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £24.15 £35.00
% change year-on-year +34.57% -31.00%  

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 advertised in West Yorkshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
West Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 289 394 382
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 21.57% 20.11% 20.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 250 209
Median daily rate £413 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.06% +23.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £428
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 23 43
Median hourly rate £11.25 £12.10 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.02% -27.63%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £9.68 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £21.00 £35.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +6.45%  

Unix
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 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 West Yorkshire

Unix
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unix in West Yorkshire

Unix
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unix in West Yorkshire over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unix in West Yorkshire

Unix
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix in West Yorkshire

Unix
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 30 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
Leeds -19 43 £425 -5.55% 12
Halifax -3 3 £440 -0.56%
Wakefield - 3 £450 -
Pudsey +1 2 £420 -
Bradford -3 1 £425 +47.82% 1
Unix
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 across the West Yorkshire region with a requirement for Unix.

1 61 (62.24%) Linux
2 36 (36.73%) Windows
3 32 (32.65%) Finance
4 30 (30.61%) Agile Software Development
5 28 (28.57%) Python
5 28 (28.57%) SQL
6 24 (24.49%) Configuration Management
7 22 (22.45%) Cisco
8 20 (20.41%) HTML
8 20 (20.41%) JavaScript
8 20 (20.41%) Service Delivery
8 20 (20.41%) Ruby
8 20 (20.41%) Analytical Skills
9 18 (18.37%) VMware
9 18 (18.37%) Relational Database
10 17 (17.35%) Git (software)
10 17 (17.35%) CSS
10 17 (17.35%) HTTP
11 16 (16.33%) Visualisation
11 16 (16.33%) Web Development
12 15 (15.31%) Subversion
12 15 (15.31%) Mac OS X
13 14 (14.29%) Web Design
13 14 (14.29%) Scala
13 14 (14.29%) Responsive Web Design
14 13 (13.27%) Continuous Deployment
14 13 (13.27%) Shell Script
15 12 (12.24%) iSeries
16 11 (11.22%) ITIL
17 10 (10.20%) Java

Unix
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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 10 (10.20%) SAS
2 5 (5.10%) IBM Domino
2 5 (5.10%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.04%) Apache
3 2 (2.04%) Confluence
4 1 (1.02%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (1.02%) CloudStack
4 1 (1.02%) IIS
4 1 (1.02%) nginx
4 1 (1.02%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.02%) PowerExchange
Applications
1 4 (4.08%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.02%) HipChat
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.02%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (1.02%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.02%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (1.02%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (1.02%) AWS Lambda
2 1 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.02%) GitHub
2 1 (1.02%) Office 365
2 1 (1.02%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (17.35%) HTTP
2 9 (9.18%) Firewall
3 5 (5.10%) FTP
4 4 (4.08%) BIG-IP
4 4 (4.08%) SSL
4 4 (4.08%) TCP/IP
5 3 (3.06%) LAN
5 3 (3.06%) SAN
5 3 (3.06%) WAN
6 2 (2.04%) BGP
6 2 (2.04%) EIGRP
6 2 (2.04%) Extranet
6 2 (2.04%) Internet
6 2 (2.04%) Intranet
6 2 (2.04%) IPsec
6 2 (2.04%) IPv4
6 2 (2.04%) MPLS
6 2 (2.04%) OSPF
6 2 (2.04%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (2.04%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (18.37%) Relational Database
2 9 (9.18%) SQL Server
3 8 (8.16%) Hadoop
4 5 (5.10%) DB2
4 5 (5.10%) DB2 UDB
4 5 (5.10%) OLTP
4 5 (5.10%) Oracle Database
5 4 (4.08%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (3.06%) MariaDB
6 3 (3.06%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (3.06%) Riak
7 2 (2.04%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (2.04%) Oracle8/8i Database
7 2 (2.04%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 2 (2.04%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (2.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.02%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 17 (17.35%) Git (software)
2 15 (15.31%) Subversion
3 6 (6.12%) Jenkins
4 5 (5.10%) JIRA
5 3 (3.06%) Selenium
6 2 (2.04%) Cucumber
6 2 (2.04%) Gradle
6 2 (2.04%) Hudson
6 2 (2.04%) JMeter
6 2 (2.04%) JUnit
6 2 (2.04%) Maven
6 2 (2.04%) Mockito
6 2 (2.04%) Spock
6 2 (2.04%) TeamCity
6 2 (2.04%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.02%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.02%) GitLab
7 1 (1.02%) TestComplete
7 1 (1.02%) WatiN
7 1 (1.02%) WATIR
General
1 32 (32.65%) Finance
2 7 (7.14%) Banking
3 5 (5.10%) Retail
4 3 (3.06%) Law
Job Titles
1 27 (27.55%) Developer
2 19 (19.39%) Administrator
3 13 (13.27%) Scala Developer
4 12 (12.24%) DBA
5 9 (9.18%) Infrastructure Manager
6 7 (7.14%) Linux Engineer
6 7 (7.14%) SAS Administrator
7 6 (6.12%) Unix Engineer
8 5 (5.10%) DB2 DBA
8 5 (5.10%) DevOps Engineer
8 5 (5.10%) Oracle DBA
9 4 (4.08%) Analyst
9 4 (4.08%) DB2 Administrator
9 4 (4.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (4.08%) Java Developer
9 4 (4.08%) Linux Systems Engineer
9 4 (4.08%) Python Developer
9 4 (4.08%) Systems Engineer
9 4 (4.08%) Tester
9 4 (4.08%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (20.41%) HTML
2 17 (17.35%) CSS
3 6 (6.12%) XML
4 5 (5.10%) ISPF
4 5 (5.10%) Web Services
5 4 (4.08%) SOAP
6 3 (3.06%) JSP
6 3 (3.06%) Middleware
6 3 (3.06%) REST
6 3 (3.06%) Spring
7 2 (2.04%) Apache Axis
7 2 (2.04%) Gherkin
7 2 (2.04%) Hibernate
7 2 (2.04%) J2EE
7 2 (2.04%) JDBC
7 2 (2.04%) JMS
7 2 (2.04%) RESTful
7 2 (2.04%) WSDL
7 2 (2.04%) XHTML
8 1 (1.02%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 20 (20.41%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (12.24%) iSeries
3 7 (7.14%) Client/Server
4 6 (6.12%) Data Centre
4 6 (6.12%) Replication
5 5 (5.10%) HACMP
5 5 (5.10%) Mainframe
5 5 (5.10%) Tandem
6 3 (3.06%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (3.06%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 2 (2.04%) Credit Risk
8 1 (1.02%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.02%) Data Structures
8 1 (1.02%) EMC Centera
8 1 (1.02%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (1.02%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.02%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 61 (62.24%) Linux
2 36 (36.73%) Windows
3 15 (15.31%) Mac OS X
4 10 (10.20%) Solaris
5 3 (3.06%) AIX
5 3 (3.06%) zOS
6 2 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.04%) Windows Server
6 2 (2.04%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.02%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.02%) HPUX
7 1 (1.02%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (30.61%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (24.49%) Configuration Management
3 20 (20.41%) Service Delivery
4 16 (16.33%) Visualisation
4 16 (16.33%) Web Development
5 14 (14.29%) Responsive Web Design
5 14 (14.29%) Web Design
6 13 (13.27%) Continuous Deployment
7 11 (11.22%) ITIL
8 9 (9.18%) DevOps
8 9 (9.18%) Performance Tuning
9 8 (8.16%) Change Management
9 8 (8.16%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (7.14%) Analytics
10 7 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (7.14%) People Management
11 6 (6.12%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (6.12%) Disaster Recovery
11 6 (6.12%) Migration
11 6 (6.12%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (28.57%) Python
1 28 (28.57%) SQL
2 20 (20.41%) JavaScript
2 20 (20.41%) Ruby
3 14 (14.29%) Scala
4 13 (13.27%) Shell Script
5 10 (10.20%) Java
6 8 (8.16%) Perl
7 6 (6.12%) Bash Shell
8 5 (5.10%) AWK
8 5 (5.10%) C
8 5 (5.10%) JCL
9 4 (4.08%) PHP
10 3 (3.06%) Korn
11 2 (2.04%) PowerShell
11 2 (2.04%) Progress 4GL
12 1 (1.02%) C#
12 1 (1.02%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (8.16%) SC Cleared
1 8 (8.16%) Security Cleared
2 5 (5.10%) SAS Certification
3 3 (3.06%) Degree
4 2 (2.04%) CCNA
4 2 (2.04%) CCNP
4 2 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.04%) JNCIA
5 1 (1.02%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.14%) Data Quality
2 6 (6.12%) SLA
3 3 (3.06%) QA
4 2 (2.04%) FATCA
4 2 (2.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (1.02%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 6 (6.12%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (6.12%) vSphere
2 5 (5.10%) Time Sharing Option
3 2 (2.04%) Docker
3 2 (2.04%) Firmware
4 1 (1.02%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.02%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.02%) Xen
4 1 (1.02%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (8.16%) Puppet
2 5 (5.10%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (5.10%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (3.06%) NetBackup
4 2 (2.04%) Ansible
4 2 (2.04%) OpenView
4 2 (2.04%) vRealize
5 1 (1.02%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (1.02%) Cobbler
5 1 (1.02%) Data Guard
5 1 (1.02%) Nagios
5 1 (1.02%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (1.02%) PowerCLI
5 1 (1.02%) QRadar
Vendors
1 22 (22.45%) Cisco
2 18 (18.37%) VMware
3 9 (9.18%) Oracle
4 8 (8.16%) Avaya
4 8 (8.16%) Microsoft
4 8 (8.16%) NetApp
4 8 (8.16%) Red Hat
5 6 (6.12%) F5
6 5 (5.10%) IBM
6 5 (5.10%) Palo Alto
7 4 (4.08%) SolarWinds
8 3 (3.06%) Axway
8 3 (3.06%) Citrix
8 3 (3.06%) IBM Sterling
8 3 (3.06%) Symantec
9 2 (2.04%) CyberArk
9 2 (2.04%) Extreme Networks
9 2 (2.04%) HP
9 2 (2.04%) Progress
9 2 (2.04%) Solace