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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix Specialist
Rank 602 578 571
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Specialist 19 21 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.037% 0.041% 0.042%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.039% 0.044% 0.045%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 14 12
Average daily rate £420 £425 £625
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.17% -32.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +7.69%
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
48678 47959 46948
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 95.04% 94.75% 94.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 32103 29564 29088
Average daily rate £425 £400 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1381 1912 1941
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 29 April 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 29 April 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
London -14 12 £463 -15.90% 2
North West -8 3 £410 +5.12% 1
West Midlands - 2 £350 -
Yorkshire - 1 £365 - 1
North East - 1 £300 -
Unix Specialist
UK

Unix Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 40 (100.00%) Unix
2 29 (72.50%) Linux
3 20 (50.00%) AIX
4 17 (42.50%) Red Hat
5 15 (37.50%) Oracle
6 14 (35.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (30.00%) Solaris
8 11 (27.50%) Windows
8 11 (27.50%) IBM
8 11 (27.50%) Banking
8 11 (27.50%) Finance
9 10 (25.00%) VMware
10 9 (22.50%) Puppet
11 7 (17.50%) Oracle Database
11 7 (17.50%) Migration
11 7 (17.50%) ITIL
11 7 (17.50%) Veritas
11 7 (17.50%) Sun
12 6 (15.00%) SQL
12 6 (15.00%) POSIX
12 6 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (15.00%) Data Centre
12 6 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
12 6 (15.00%) iSeries
13 5 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
13 5 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (12.50%) SQL Server
13 5 (12.50%) SAN
14 4 (10.00%) HP
14 4 (10.00%) Shell Script

Unix Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 3 (7.50%) WebSphere
2 2 (5.00%) OpenStack
2 2 (5.00%) Tomcat
2 2 (5.00%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.50%) Apache
3 1 (2.50%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 6 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (7.50%) PaaS
3 2 (5.00%) OpenShift
4 1 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.50%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.50%) SAN
2 3 (7.50%) TCP/IP
3 2 (5.00%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (5.00%) Firewall
3 2 (5.00%) NetScreen
4 1 (2.50%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (2.50%) HTTP
4 1 (2.50%) Internet
4 1 (2.50%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.50%) Oracle Database
2 5 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.50%) DataStage
3 1 (2.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (5.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (2.50%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 11 (27.50%) Banking
1 11 (27.50%) Finance
2 2 (5.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.50%) Publishing
3 1 (2.50%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.00%) POSIX
2 1 (2.50%) IBM Integration Bus
2 1 (2.50%) Middleware
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 1 (2.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.00%) Data Centre
1 6 (15.00%) iSeries
2 4 (10.00%) Clustering
2 4 (10.00%) Driving Licence
3 2 (5.00%) DataPower
3 2 (5.00%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.50%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.50%) Credit Derivative
4 1 (2.50%) Derivative
4 1 (2.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 40 (100.00%) Unix
2 29 (72.50%) Linux
3 20 (50.00%) AIX
4 14 (35.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (30.00%) Solaris
6 11 (27.50%) Windows
7 5 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (5.00%) HPUX
9 1 (2.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.50%) ITIL
1 7 (17.50%) Migration
2 6 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (10.00%) Change Management
3 4 (10.00%) Patch Management
3 4 (10.00%) Project Management
4 3 (7.50%) Identity Access Management
5 2 (5.00%) Configuration Management
5 2 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (5.00%) DevOps
5 2 (5.00%) OO
5 2 (5.00%) Open Source
5 2 (5.00%) Problem Management
5 2 (5.00%) Service Delivery
5 2 (5.00%) Service Management
6 1 (2.50%) Automated Testing
6 1 (2.50%) Data Management
6 1 (2.50%) Incident Management
6 1 (2.50%) Operations Management
6 1 (2.50%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.00%) SQL
2 4 (10.00%) Python
2 4 (10.00%) Shell Script
3 3 (7.50%) Perl
3 3 (7.50%) PHP
4 1 (2.50%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.50%) Bourne shell
4 1 (2.50%) C
4 1 (2.50%) Java
4 1 (2.50%) Korn
4 1 (2.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (5.00%) CCNA
1 2 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (5.00%) IBM Certification
1 2 (5.00%) RHCE
2 1 (2.50%) BC Cleared
2 1 (2.50%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (2.50%) Degree
2 1 (2.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (5.00%) SLA
2 1 (2.50%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.50%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (7.50%) Veritas Cluster Server
1 3 (7.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.00%) XenServer
3 1 (2.50%) Docker
3 1 (2.50%) KVM
3 1 (2.50%) NFS
3 1 (2.50%) RHEV
3 1 (2.50%) SRDF
3 1 (2.50%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 1 (2.50%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (2.50%) vSphere
3 1 (2.50%) Xen
Systems Management
1 9 (22.50%) Puppet
2 4 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (7.50%) Red Hat Satellite
3 3 (7.50%) Tivoli
4 2 (5.00%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 2 (5.00%) Nagios
4 2 (5.00%) NetBackup
4 2 (5.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (2.50%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (2.50%) Control-M
5 1 (2.50%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (2.50%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (2.50%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (2.50%) Oracle ZFS
5 1 (2.50%) Simpana
5 1 (2.50%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 17 (42.50%) Red Hat
2 15 (37.50%) Oracle
3 11 (27.50%) IBM
4 10 (25.00%) VMware
5 7 (17.50%) Sun
5 7 (17.50%) Veritas
6 4 (10.00%) HP
7 2 (5.00%) Cisco
7 2 (5.00%) Juniper
7 2 (5.00%) Microsoft
7 2 (5.00%) Palo Alto
8 1 (2.50%) Arqiva
8 1 (2.50%) CA
8 1 (2.50%) CommVault
8 1 (2.50%) NetApp
8 1 (2.50%) Rackspace
8 1 (2.50%) ServiceNow
8 1 (2.50%) Splunk
8 1 (2.50%) Sybase
8 1 (2.50%) Talend
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