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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix
Rank 15 3 9
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +6
Contract jobs citing Unix 8 24 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 9.41% 26.97% 10.53%
As % of the Operating Systems category 40.00% 55.81% 35.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 2
Average daily rate £351 £178 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+97.46% -40.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £374 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.02% +6.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £39.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-4.45% +86.90%
Unix
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
20 43 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 23.53% 48.31% 29.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 16 6
Average daily rate £425 £139 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+206.30% -50.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £97 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £368 £323
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £307
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +9.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £16.16 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +19.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

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
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 9 February 2016, 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 6 (42.86%) Validation
1 6 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
1 6 (42.86%) Network Management
1 6 (42.86%) Change Control
1 6 (42.86%) SQL
1 6 (42.86%) ITIL
1 6 (42.86%) LAN
1 6 (42.86%) WAN
1 6 (42.86%) Peregrine
1 6 (42.86%) Service Delivery
2 5 (35.71%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (35.71%) Linux
2 5 (35.71%) CCNA
3 4 (28.57%) MS Access
3 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 4 (28.57%) VB
3 4 (28.57%) VBA
3 4 (28.57%) Sybase
3 4 (28.57%) Java
3 4 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (28.57%) Finance
4 3 (21.43%) Banking
4 3 (21.43%) Windows
4 3 (21.43%) Relational Database
5 2 (14.29%) JSP
5 2 (14.29%) STL
5 2 (14.29%) C++
5 2 (14.29%) HTML
5 2 (14.29%) Multithreading
5 2 (14.29%) NoSQL

Unix
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (42.86%) LAN
1 6 (42.86%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) MS Access
2 3 (21.43%) Relational Database
3 2 (14.29%) NewSQL
3 2 (14.29%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
2 3 (21.43%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Developer
2 6 (42.86%) Network Engineer
2 6 (42.86%) Network Support
2 6 (42.86%) Network Support Engineer
2 6 (42.86%) Support Engineer
3 4 (28.57%) Unix Developer
4 3 (21.43%) Access Developer
4 3 (21.43%) VBA Developer
5 2 (14.29%) Access VBA Developer
5 2 (14.29%) C++ Developer
5 2 (14.29%) C++ Software Developer
5 2 (14.29%) Excel Developer
5 2 (14.29%) Excel VBA Developer
5 2 (14.29%) IT Engineer
5 2 (14.29%) IT Support
5 2 (14.29%) IT Support Engineer
5 2 (14.29%) Java Developer
5 2 (14.29%) Linux Developer
5 2 (14.29%) Senior Java Developer
5 2 (14.29%) Unix Scripter
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) HTML
1 2 (14.29%) JSP
1 2 (14.29%) STL
2 1 (7.14%) AngularJS
2 1 (7.14%) CSS
2 1 (7.14%) Spring
2 1 (7.14%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) Linux
2 3 (21.43%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Change Control
1 6 (42.86%) ITIL
1 6 (42.86%) Network Management
1 6 (42.86%) Service Delivery
1 6 (42.86%) Validation
2 2 (14.29%) Low Latency
2 2 (14.29%) Multithreading
3 1 (7.14%) Change Management
3 1 (7.14%) Fault Management
3 1 (7.14%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) SQL
2 4 (28.57%) Java
2 4 (28.57%) VB
2 4 (28.57%) VBA
3 2 (14.29%) C++
4 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) CCNA
1 5 (35.71%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (14.29%) Degree
3 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) BS7799
1 1 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 17799
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) CA Spectrum
1 1 (7.14%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (7.14%) OpenView
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Peregrine
2 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 4 (28.57%) Sybase
3 1 (7.14%) Aruba
3 1 (7.14%) CA
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco
3 1 (7.14%) Citrix
3 1 (7.14%) HP