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 24 April 2015 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 9 10 21
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +11
Contract jobs citing UNIX 12 12 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 12.12% 11.88% 5.86%
As % of the Operating Systems category 34.29% 31.58% 41.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 13
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£350 £380 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £116 £222 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -8.33%
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
35 38 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 35.35% 37.62% 14.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 12 24
Average daily rate £215 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.66% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £99 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £320 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.81% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 2015, 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 (60.00%) Linux
2 18 (51.43%) Windows
3 15 (42.86%) Solaris
3 15 (42.86%) Java
4 13 (37.14%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (34.29%) ITIL
5 12 (34.29%) Firewall
5 12 (34.29%) Validation
6 11 (31.43%) Banking
6 11 (31.43%) Load Balancing
6 11 (31.43%) Reverse Proxy
6 11 (31.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (31.43%) Oracle
6 11 (31.43%) DMZ
7 10 (28.57%) Shell Script
8 9 (25.71%) Sun
8 9 (25.71%) SQL
9 8 (22.86%) Middleware
9 8 (22.86%) Finance
9 8 (22.86%) Investment Banking
10 7 (20.00%) WebSphere
10 7 (20.00%) Active Directory
10 7 (20.00%) J2EE
11 6 (17.14%) WebSphere Application Server
11 6 (17.14%) TIBCO
12 5 (14.29%) Identity Management
12 5 (14.29%) Actimize
12 5 (14.29%) KDB
12 5 (14.29%) Web Services
12 5 (14.29%) XSL

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 7 (20.00%) WebSphere
2 6 (17.14%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (8.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (5.71%) WebLogic
5 1 (2.86%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (2.86%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (11.43%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (5.71%) Oracle General Ledger
1 2 (5.71%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Communications & Networking
1 12 (34.29%) Firewall
2 11 (31.43%) Reverse Proxy
2 11 (31.43%) DMZ
3 4 (11.43%) TCP/IP
3 4 (11.43%) DNS
4 3 (8.57%) DHCP
4 3 (8.57%) LDAP
5 1 (2.86%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (2.86%) Wireshark
5 1 (2.86%) SSL
5 1 (2.86%) FTP
5 1 (2.86%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.29%) KDB
2 3 (8.57%) Oracle Database
3 2 (5.71%) Cognos Framework Manager
3 2 (5.71%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (5.71%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (5.71%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (5.71%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (5.71%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.86%) Data Mining
4 1 (2.86%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Ant
2 1 (2.86%) Maven
2 1 (2.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 11 (31.43%) Banking
2 8 (22.86%) Finance
2 8 (22.86%) Investment Banking
3 2 (5.71%) General Ledger
3 2 (5.71%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 10 (28.57%) Developer
2 7 (20.00%) Operations Engineer
3 6 (17.14%) Middleware Engineer
4 4 (11.43%) Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Project Manager
5 3 (8.57%) Assistant Project Manager
6 1 (2.86%) Consultant
6 1 (2.86%) Support Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Technical Support
6 1 (2.86%) Security Consultant
6 1 (2.86%) Service Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Lead Developer
6 1 (2.86%) Operations Manager
6 1 (2.86%) Service Manager
6 1 (2.86%) Java Developer
6 1 (2.86%) Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) IT Project Manager
6 1 (2.86%) Technical Specialist
6 1 (2.86%) Sun Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (22.86%) Middleware
2 7 (20.00%) J2EE
3 5 (14.29%) Web Services
3 5 (14.29%) XSL
3 5 (14.29%) SailPoint
4 2 (5.71%) XML
5 1 (2.86%) Spring
5 1 (2.86%) JSF
5 1 (2.86%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (2.86%) jQuery
5 1 (2.86%) Struts2
5 1 (2.86%) HTML
5 1 (2.86%) XSLT
5 1 (2.86%) EJB
5 1 (2.86%) CSS
5 1 (2.86%) JSP
5 1 (2.86%) Struts
5 1 (2.86%) MyBatis
5 1 (2.86%) PrimeFaces
5 1 (2.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 13 (37.14%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.57%) Blackberry
3 2 (5.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (5.71%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.86%) Equities
4 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 21 (60.00%) Linux
2 18 (51.43%) Windows
3 15 (42.86%) Solaris
4 11 (31.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (8.57%) Windows Vista
5 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (8.57%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (34.29%) ITIL
1 12 (34.29%) Validation
2 11 (31.43%) Load Balancing
3 5 (14.29%) Identity Management
4 4 (11.43%) Project Management
5 3 (8.57%) ETL
5 3 (8.57%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (8.57%) Analytics
6 2 (5.71%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (5.71%) DNA
6 2 (5.71%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (5.71%) Release Management
7 1 (2.86%) MVC
7 1 (2.86%) Service Management
7 1 (2.86%) Data Management
7 1 (2.86%) Ethical Hacking
7 1 (2.86%) Penetration Testing
7 1 (2.86%) Data Analysis
7 1 (2.86%) Migration
7 1 (2.86%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 15 (42.86%) Java
2 10 (28.57%) Shell Script
3 9 (25.71%) SQL
4 4 (11.43%) PL/SQL
4 4 (11.43%) PowerShell
5 3 (8.57%) Perl
6 1 (2.86%) Jython
6 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.86%) C
6 1 (2.86%) C++
6 1 (2.86%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (2.86%) SSCP
1 1 (2.86%) CEH
1 1 (2.86%) GIAC
1 1 (2.86%) GCIH
1 1 (2.86%) Degree
1 1 (2.86%) CCNA
1 1 (2.86%) CISSP
1 1 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (2.86%) PMP
1 1 (2.86%) PMI Certification
1 1 (2.86%) GPEN
System Software
1 7 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.86%) Snort
Systems Management
1 4 (11.43%) Tivoli
2 3 (8.57%) AirWatch
3 1 (2.86%) ServiceCenter
3 1 (2.86%) OPNET
3 1 (2.86%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 11 (31.43%) Oracle
2 9 (25.71%) Sun
3 6 (17.14%) TIBCO
4 5 (14.29%) Actimize
5 4 (11.43%) IBM
5 4 (11.43%) Microsoft
6 3 (8.57%) Citrix
6 3 (8.57%) Reuters
6 3 (8.57%) Bloomberg
7 2 (5.71%) Cognos
7 2 (5.71%) SAP
7 2 (5.71%) Business Objects
8 1 (2.86%) Ab Initio
8 1 (2.86%) Cisco
8 1 (2.86%) HP
8 1 (2.86%) Twitter
8 1 (2.86%) F5
8 1 (2.86%) ArcSight
8 1 (2.86%) LogLogic