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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX Specialist
Rank 566 545 522
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -23
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Specialist 13 6 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.026% 0.013% 0.027%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.028% 0.014% 0.029%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 1 6
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£420 £475 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.57% +18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £475 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £321 £475 £388
% change year-on-year
-32.52% +22.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 - -
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
45626 43383 41175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.03% 92.64% 93.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 29592 26643 23710
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £229 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1873 1913 2427
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.65% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 +20 9 £425 - 1
South East -28 3 £408 -14.21%
East of England - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 1
UNIX Specialist
UK

UNIX Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 16 (80.00%) Linux
3 14 (70.00%) Solaris
4 10 (50.00%) Shell Script
4 10 (50.00%) Finance
5 9 (45.00%) Veritas
5 9 (45.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 8 (40.00%) Red Hat
6 8 (40.00%) NetApp
6 8 (40.00%) Oracle
7 7 (35.00%) SAN
7 7 (35.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (25.00%) Perl
9 4 (20.00%) AIX
9 4 (20.00%) LDAP
9 4 (20.00%) DNS
9 4 (20.00%) Dell
9 4 (20.00%) VMware
9 4 (20.00%) Oracle Database
10 3 (15.00%) Performance Analysis
10 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 3 (15.00%) Banking
10 3 (15.00%) HACMP
10 3 (15.00%) Configuration Management
10 3 (15.00%) Project Management
10 3 (15.00%) HP
10 3 (15.00%) IBM
10 3 (15.00%) Sun
10 3 (15.00%) Kerberos

UNIX Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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%) JBoss
1 2 (10.00%) Apache
2 1 (5.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.00%) nginx
2 1 (5.00%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (5.00%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (5.00%) FLEXCUBE
Communications & Networking
1 7 (35.00%) SAN
2 4 (20.00%) LDAP
2 4 (20.00%) DNS
3 3 (15.00%) Kerberos
3 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (10.00%) NAS
4 2 (10.00%) Firewall
4 2 (10.00%) SSH
5 1 (5.00%) iSCSI
5 1 (5.00%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (5.00%) OpenLDAP
5 1 (5.00%) Internet
5 1 (5.00%) DAB
5 1 (5.00%) LAN
5 1 (5.00%) WAN
5 1 (5.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) Oracle Database
2 3 (15.00%) MySQL
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (5.00%) Toad
General
1 10 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (15.00%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) HACMP
1 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (10.00%) Clustering
3 1 (5.00%) Derivative
3 1 (5.00%) LPAR
3 1 (5.00%) DLPAR
3 1 (5.00%) EqualLogic
3 1 (5.00%) SWIFT
3 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.00%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 20 (100.00%) UNIX
2 16 (80.00%) Linux
3 14 (70.00%) Solaris
4 7 (35.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (20.00%) AIX
6 2 (10.00%) HPUX
6 2 (10.00%) VMS
7 1 (5.00%) Windows XP
7 1 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.00%) Configuration Management
1 3 (15.00%) Project Management
1 3 (15.00%) ITIL
1 3 (15.00%) Performance Analysis
2 2 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (10.00%) ITIL V3
2 2 (10.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (10.00%) Migration
3 1 (5.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (5.00%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 10 (50.00%) Shell Script
2 5 (25.00%) Perl
3 1 (5.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (5.00%) SQL
3 1 (5.00%) Korn
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
1 1 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 9 (45.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 3 (15.00%) NFS
2 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (10.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (10.00%) RHEV
4 1 (5.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) OpenView
1 2 (10.00%) Control-M
1 2 (10.00%) NetBackup
1 2 (10.00%) Puppet
1 2 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (5.00%) Tivoli
2 1 (5.00%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 1 (5.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 9 (45.00%) Veritas
2 8 (40.00%) Red Hat
2 8 (40.00%) NetApp
2 8 (40.00%) Oracle
3 4 (20.00%) Dell
3 4 (20.00%) VMware
4 3 (15.00%) IBM
4 3 (15.00%) Sun
4 3 (15.00%) HP
5 2 (10.00%) Symantec
6 1 (5.00%) Ab Initio
6 1 (5.00%) Crossbeam
6 1 (5.00%) F5
6 1 (5.00%) Business Objects
6 1 (5.00%) Cisco
6 1 (5.00%) CheckPoint