The table below looks at the statistics for the UNIX Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited UNIX Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX Specialist
Rank 563 529 566
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +37
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Specialist 9 24 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.018% 0.050% 0.026%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.019% 0.054% 0.028%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 12
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£335 £475 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.47% +18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £250 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £387 £600 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £293 £306 £450
% change year-on-year
-4.48% -31.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
UNIX Specialist
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the England region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
46778 44742 49913
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 91.00% 92.82% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 29097 27301 28553
Average daily rate £400 £400 £392
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1872 1954 2464
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

UNIX Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing UNIX Specialist in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

UNIX Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in England

UNIX Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

UNIX Specialist Daily Rate Trend in England

UNIX Specialist
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UNIX Specialist across the England region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

UNIX Specialist Daily Rate Histogram in England

UNIX Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

UNIX Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in England

UNIX Specialist
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing UNIX Specialist within the England region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +6 5 £319 -42.04%
East of England -20 1 - -
Yorkshire - - - -
South East - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
UNIX Specialist
UK

UNIX Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited UNIX Specialist in their job title 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 with UNIX Specialist in their job title.

1 20 (100.00%) UNIX
2 13 (65.00%) Linux
3 10 (50.00%) Oracle
4 9 (45.00%) Solaris
5 8 (40.00%) Red Hat
5 8 (40.00%) Shell Script
5 8 (40.00%) VMware
5 8 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (30.00%) Oracle Database
6 6 (30.00%) SSH
7 5 (25.00%) NetApp
7 5 (25.00%) SAN
8 4 (20.00%) Citrix
8 4 (20.00%) Configuration Management
8 4 (20.00%) FTP
8 4 (20.00%) Kerberos
8 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
8 4 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (20.00%) PowerShell
8 4 (20.00%) NAS
8 4 (20.00%) RHEV
9 3 (15.00%) Performance Analysis
9 3 (15.00%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (15.00%) Sun
9 3 (15.00%) Active Directory
9 3 (15.00%) HP
9 3 (15.00%) VMS
9 3 (15.00%) EDI
9 3 (15.00%) Java
9 3 (15.00%) SQL

UNIX Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited UNIX Specialist in their job title 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 with UNIX Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (10.00%) Apache
1 2 (10.00%) WebSphere Application Server
1 2 (10.00%) WebLogic
1 2 (10.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.00%) nginx
2 1 (5.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (5.00%) Lync
2 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 6 (30.00%) SSH
2 5 (25.00%) SAN
3 4 (20.00%) FTP
3 4 (20.00%) Kerberos
3 4 (20.00%) NAS
4 3 (15.00%) Firewall
5 2 (10.00%) LDAP
6 1 (5.00%) iSCSI
6 1 (5.00%) OpenLDAP
6 1 (5.00%) NetScaler
6 1 (5.00%) LAN
6 1 (5.00%) WAN
6 1 (5.00%) HTTP
6 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
6 1 (5.00%) DNS
6 1 (5.00%) HTTPS
6 1 (5.00%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (30.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (5.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Build Forge
1 1 (5.00%) ClearCase
1 1 (5.00%) ClearQuest
General
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Legal
2 2 (10.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) EDI
1 3 (15.00%) Middleware
2 1 (5.00%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.00%) LPAR
3 1 (5.00%) DLPAR
3 1 (5.00%) EqualLogic
3 1 (5.00%) Client/Server
3 1 (5.00%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 20 (100.00%) UNIX
2 13 (65.00%) Linux
3 9 (45.00%) Solaris
4 8 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (15.00%) VMS
5 3 (15.00%) Windows
6 2 (10.00%) AIX
7 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (5.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (20.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (15.00%) Performance Analysis
2 3 (15.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (10.00%) Migration
3 2 (10.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (10.00%) ITIL
3 2 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (5.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (5.00%) ITIL V3
4 1 (5.00%) Change Control
4 1 (5.00%) Project Management
4 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 8 (40.00%) Shell Script
2 4 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 3 (15.00%) Java
3 3 (15.00%) SQL
4 2 (10.00%) Perl
4 2 (10.00%) Korn
5 1 (5.00%) sed
5 1 (5.00%) PL/SQL
5 1 (5.00%) AWK
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) QA
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (20.00%) RHEV
2 3 (15.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (5.00%) XenApp
3 1 (5.00%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) SCCM
1 1 (5.00%) SCOM
1 1 (5.00%) SCSM
1 1 (5.00%) Tivoli
1 1 (5.00%) Tivoli Monitoring
1 1 (5.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 10 (50.00%) Oracle
2 8 (40.00%) Red Hat
2 8 (40.00%) VMware
3 5 (25.00%) NetApp
4 4 (20.00%) Citrix
4 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (15.00%) Sun
5 3 (15.00%) HP
5 3 (15.00%) JBoss
6 2 (10.00%) IBM
7 1 (5.00%) Axway
7 1 (5.00%) Siebel
7 1 (5.00%) Dell
7 1 (5.00%) McAfee
7 1 (5.00%) Informatica