The table below looks at the statistics for UNIX skills in IT contracts advertised for the Belfast region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited UNIX over the 3 months to 25 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 6 6 4
Rank change year-on-year
0 -2
Contract jobs citing UNIX 24 12 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 19.67% 15.79% 18.23%
As % of the Operating Systems category 47.06% 44.44% 62.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 8 16
Average daily rate
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£250 £290 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.79% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £131 £260 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £357 £323 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.88 £27.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.63% -21.42%
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County Antrim

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Belfast region.

Operating Systems Category
Belfast
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
51 27 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 41.80% 35.53% 29.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 11 18
Average daily rate £250 £261 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.30% -12.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £250 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £300 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 4
Average hourly rate £16.16 £13.50 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.70% -19.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £13.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £13.50 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.28%

UNIX
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing UNIX across the Belfast region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

UNIX Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

UNIX
Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing UNIX across the Belfast region.

UNIX Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

UNIX
Daily Rate Histogram in Belfast

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UNIX across the Belfast region over the 3 months to 25 November 2014.

UNIX Daily Rate Histogram in Belfast

UNIX
Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing UNIX across the Belfast region.

UNIX Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast region citing UNIX also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited UNIX.

1 21 (52.50%) Finance
2 20 (50.00%) Java
3 19 (47.50%) SQL
3 19 (47.50%) Banking
4 15 (37.50%) Oracle
4 15 (37.50%) Linux
5 13 (32.50%) Sybase
6 12 (30.00%) Perl
6 12 (30.00%) Investment Banking
7 11 (27.50%) Spring
7 11 (27.50%) J2EE
7 11 (27.50%) Hibernate
8 9 (22.50%) Shell Script
8 9 (22.50%) T-SQL
8 9 (22.50%) Credit Risk
9 8 (20.00%) Korn
9 8 (20.00%) C-shell
9 8 (20.00%) Windows
9 8 (20.00%) DNS
9 8 (20.00%) SQR
10 7 (17.50%) TCP/IP
11 6 (15.00%) FTP
11 6 (15.00%) HTTP
11 6 (15.00%) SSL
11 6 (15.00%) Cisco
11 6 (15.00%) Solaris
11 6 (15.00%) SQL Server
11 6 (15.00%) WebLogic
11 6 (15.00%) SSCP
11 6 (15.00%) Sun

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast region citing UNIX also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited UNIX. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (15.00%) WebLogic
2 3 (7.50%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.50%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) MS Visio
1 1 (2.50%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 8 (20.00%) DNS
2 7 (17.50%) TCP/IP
3 6 (15.00%) FTP
3 6 (15.00%) HTTP
3 6 (15.00%) SSL
3 6 (15.00%) Firewall
3 6 (15.00%) Wireshark
3 6 (15.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (5.00%) DHCP
5 1 (2.50%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (12.50%) KDB
3 3 (7.50%) Oracle Database
4 2 (5.00%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 6 (15.00%) Maven
General
1 21 (52.50%) Finance
2 19 (47.50%) Banking
3 12 (30.00%) Investment Banking
4 4 (10.00%) Financial Institution
5 2 (5.00%) Retail
6 1 (2.50%) International Banking
6 1 (2.50%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 24 (60.00%) Developer
2 14 (35.00%) Java Developer
3 10 (25.00%) Analyst
4 5 (12.50%) Senior Java Developer
4 5 (12.50%) Senior Developer
4 5 (12.50%) Applications Support
5 4 (10.00%) Applications Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Support Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Applications Support Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Developer Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Automation Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) IT Security Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) Service Desk Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) UNIX Administrator
7 1 (2.50%) Technical Specialist
7 1 (2.50%) Security Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) C++ Developer
7 1 (2.50%) Technical Architect
7 1 (2.50%) Architect
7 1 (2.50%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (27.50%) Spring
1 11 (27.50%) J2EE
1 11 (27.50%) Hibernate
2 6 (15.00%) Spring Integration
3 3 (7.50%) SOAP
4 2 (5.00%) Struts
4 2 (5.00%) XML
5 1 (2.50%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (2.50%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 9 (22.50%) Credit Risk
2 6 (15.00%) Management Information System
3 3 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.50%) Equities
4 2 (5.00%) Clustering
5 1 (2.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (2.50%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 15 (37.50%) Linux
2 8 (20.00%) Windows
3 6 (15.00%) Solaris
4 4 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (15.00%) Mentoring
1 6 (15.00%) Information Security
1 6 (15.00%) Reverse Engineering
1 6 (15.00%) SIEM
1 6 (15.00%) Vulnerability Management
1 6 (15.00%) Ethical Hacking
1 6 (15.00%) Penetration Testing
2 3 (7.50%) Analytics
3 2 (5.00%) OOP
3 2 (5.00%) OO
3 2 (5.00%) Risk Management
3 2 (5.00%) Migration
3 2 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (5.00%) Project Management
3 2 (5.00%) Load Balancing
3 2 (5.00%) Multithreading
3 2 (5.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (5.00%) Business Analysis
3 2 (5.00%) Data Mapping
3 2 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 20 (50.00%) Java
2 19 (47.50%) SQL
3 12 (30.00%) Perl
4 9 (22.50%) Shell Script
4 9 (22.50%) T-SQL
5 8 (20.00%) Korn
5 8 (20.00%) C-shell
5 8 (20.00%) SQR
6 3 (7.50%) PL/SQL
7 2 (5.00%) JavaScript
7 2 (5.00%) PowerShell
8 1 (2.50%) C++
Qualifications
1 6 (15.00%) SSCP
1 6 (15.00%) CCNA
1 6 (15.00%) CISSP
1 6 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (15.00%) GIAC
1 6 (15.00%) GPEN
1 6 (15.00%) GCIH
1 6 (15.00%) CEH
2 1 (2.50%) Degree
System Software
1 6 (15.00%) Snort
2 3 (7.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (15.00%) OPNET
2 2 (5.00%) HP Operations Orchestration
3 1 (2.50%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 15 (37.50%) Oracle
2 13 (32.50%) Sybase
3 6 (15.00%) Cisco
3 6 (15.00%) Sun
3 6 (15.00%) ArcSight
3 6 (15.00%) LogLogic
4 4 (10.00%) Red Hat
5 3 (7.50%) VMware
6 2 (5.00%) Business Objects
6 2 (5.00%) Ab Initio
6 2 (5.00%) HP
6 2 (5.00%) Infoblox
6 2 (5.00%) Cyber-Ark
7 1 (2.50%) Actimize
7 1 (2.50%) TIBCO
7 1 (2.50%) Reuters
7 1 (2.50%) Bloomberg
7 1 (2.50%) Microsoft