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 10 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix Specialist
Rank 575 578 551
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -27
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Specialist 21 15 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.045% 0.032% 0.057%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.047% 0.034% 0.061%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 13 16
Average daily rate £400 £425 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +25.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £320 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £301 £319
% change year-on-year
+39.53% -5.56%
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
44626 44477 42797
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.57% 94.45% 94.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 29076 28059 25830
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1591 1795 1920
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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
South East +22 6 £420 +40.00%
London -1 5 £375 -11.76% 1
East Midlands - 4 £388 - 1
Yorkshire - 3 - -
East of England - 2 £450 -
Unix Specialist
UK

Unix Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 32 (100.00%) Unix
2 25 (78.13%) Linux
3 14 (43.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 14 (43.75%) AIX
3 14 (43.75%) Red Hat
4 12 (37.50%) Windows
5 11 (34.38%) VMware
6 10 (31.25%) Banking
6 10 (31.25%) IBM
6 10 (31.25%) Finance
7 9 (28.13%) Oracle
8 8 (25.00%) Solaris
9 7 (21.88%) ITIL
9 7 (21.88%) Puppet
10 6 (18.75%) Sun
10 6 (18.75%) POSIX
10 6 (18.75%) iSeries
11 5 (15.63%) Python
11 5 (15.63%) SQL
11 5 (15.63%) Perl
11 5 (15.63%) Veritas
11 5 (15.63%) Shell Script
11 5 (15.63%) Driving Licence
12 4 (12.50%) Patch Management
12 4 (12.50%) Windows Server
12 4 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
12 4 (12.50%) Project Management
12 4 (12.50%) HP
12 4 (12.50%) TCP/IP
12 4 (12.50%) Clustering

Unix Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 4 (12.50%) WebSphere
2 2 (6.25%) iPlanet
3 1 (3.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (3.13%) IIS
3 1 (3.13%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.13%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.13%) IaaS
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.13%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 2 (6.25%) SAN
3 1 (3.13%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) DataStage
1 1 (3.13%) Hadoop
1 1 (3.13%) KDB
1 1 (3.13%) MySQL
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Git (software)
1 2 (6.25%) Jenkins
1 2 (6.25%) Subversion
2 1 (3.13%) LoadRunner
2 1 (3.13%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 10 (31.25%) Banking
1 10 (31.25%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.13%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.75%) POSIX
2 2 (6.25%) Middleware
3 1 (3.13%) IBM Integration Bus
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.75%) iSeries
2 5 (15.63%) Driving Licence
3 4 (12.50%) Clustering
4 3 (9.38%) Smart Meter
5 2 (6.25%) Data Centre
5 2 (6.25%) Mainframe
6 1 (3.13%) DataPower
6 1 (3.13%) PKI
6 1 (3.13%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 32 (100.00%) Unix
2 25 (78.13%) Linux
3 14 (43.75%) AIX
3 14 (43.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (37.50%) Windows
5 8 (25.00%) Solaris
6 4 (12.50%) Windows Server
7 1 (3.13%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.88%) ITIL
2 4 (12.50%) Patch Management
2 4 (12.50%) Project Management
2 4 (12.50%) Service Delivery
3 2 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (6.25%) Change Management
3 2 (6.25%) Configuration Management
3 2 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (6.25%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (6.25%) OO
3 2 (6.25%) Open Source
3 2 (6.25%) SDLC
3 2 (6.25%) Software Engineering
3 2 (6.25%) Unit Testing
3 2 (6.25%) Waterfall
4 1 (3.13%) Automated Testing
4 1 (3.13%) Data Management
4 1 (3.13%) ETL
4 1 (3.13%) Manual Testing
4 1 (3.13%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.63%) Perl
1 5 (15.63%) Python
1 5 (15.63%) Shell Script
1 5 (15.63%) SQL
2 3 (9.38%) PHP
3 2 (6.25%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.13%) Bash Shell
4 1 (3.13%) Bourne shell
4 1 (3.13%) C
4 1 (3.13%) C++
4 1 (3.13%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (6.25%) Degree
1 2 (6.25%) IBM Certification
1 2 (6.25%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (6.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
1 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (6.25%) vSphere
2 1 (3.13%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.13%) Docker
2 1 (3.13%) KVM
2 1 (3.13%) RHEV
2 1 (3.13%) SRDF
2 1 (3.13%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 1 (3.13%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (21.88%) Puppet
2 4 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (9.38%) HP Operations Orchestration
3 3 (9.38%) Red Hat Satellite
4 2 (6.25%) NetBackup
4 2 (6.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (3.13%) AirWatch
5 1 (3.13%) Control-M
5 1 (3.13%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (3.13%) Nagios
5 1 (3.13%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (3.13%) SCCM
5 1 (3.13%) Tivoli
5 1 (3.13%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 14 (43.75%) Red Hat
2 11 (34.38%) VMware
3 10 (31.25%) IBM
4 9 (28.13%) Oracle
5 6 (18.75%) Sun
6 5 (15.63%) Veritas
7 4 (12.50%) HP
8 3 (9.38%) Microsoft
8 3 (9.38%) SAP
9 1 (3.13%) Altiris
9 1 (3.13%) Citrix
9 1 (3.13%) EMC
9 1 (3.13%) Rackspace
9 1 (3.13%) Splunk
9 1 (3.13%) Sybase
9 1 (3.13%) Talend