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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX Specialist
Rank 570 550 523
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -27
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Specialist 9 12 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.018% 0.024% 0.028%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.019% 0.026% 0.031%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 8
Average daily rate
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£390 £388 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% -11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £363 £373
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £453 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £325 £425
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -23.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
46747 45310 39113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.35% 92.48% 92.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 29016 28316 22943
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1851 1851 2012
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.28% -

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
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 6 May 2015. 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
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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 -8 5 - -
North West -17 2 £390 -
South East -11 1 £400 -
East of England - 1 £350 -
UNIX Specialist
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UNIX Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 19 (100.00%) UNIX
2 12 (63.16%) Linux
3 11 (57.89%) Solaris
4 10 (52.63%) Finance
5 8 (42.11%) NetApp
5 8 (42.11%) IBM
6 7 (36.84%) SAN
6 7 (36.84%) Veritas
6 7 (36.84%) Change Management
6 7 (36.84%) Shell Script
6 7 (36.84%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 5 (26.32%) LPAR
7 5 (26.32%) Process Management
7 5 (26.32%) Banking
7 5 (26.32%) Retail
7 5 (26.32%) Asset Management
7 5 (26.32%) Hitachi
8 4 (21.05%) AIX
8 4 (21.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (15.79%) Red Hat
9 3 (15.79%) Internet
10 2 (10.53%) Oracle
10 2 (10.53%) VMware
10 2 (10.53%) Clustering
11 1 (5.26%) Incident Management
11 1 (5.26%) Derivative
11 1 (5.26%) Resource Management
11 1 (5.26%) Crossbeam
11 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
11 1 (5.26%) Cisco ASA

UNIX Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (5.26%) FLEXCUBE
Communications & Networking
1 7 (36.84%) SAN
2 3 (15.79%) Internet
3 1 (5.26%) DAB
3 1 (5.26%) Firewall
3 1 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (5.26%) NAS
3 1 (5.26%) LDAP
3 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.26%) DNS
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Toad
General
1 10 (52.63%) Finance
2 5 (26.32%) Banking
2 5 (26.32%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) LPAR
2 2 (10.53%) Clustering
3 1 (5.26%) Derivative
3 1 (5.26%) iSeries
3 1 (5.26%) HACMP
3 1 (5.26%) Fixed Income
3 1 (5.26%) SWIFT
3 1 (5.26%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 19 (100.00%) UNIX
2 12 (63.16%) Linux
3 11 (57.89%) Solaris
4 4 (21.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (21.05%) AIX
5 1 (5.26%) HPUX
5 1 (5.26%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) Change Management
2 5 (26.32%) Process Management
2 5 (26.32%) Asset Management
3 1 (5.26%) Incident Management
3 1 (5.26%) Resource Management
3 1 (5.26%) ITIL V3
3 1 (5.26%) Change Control
3 1 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (5.26%) ITIL
3 1 (5.26%) OO
3 1 (5.26%) Configuration Management
3 1 (5.26%) Project Management
3 1 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (5.26%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 7 (36.84%) Shell Script
2 1 (5.26%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 7 (36.84%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (5.26%) PowerHA
2 1 (5.26%) GPFS
2 1 (5.26%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Tivoli
1 1 (5.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (5.26%) Netcool
1 1 (5.26%) Netcool/OMNIbus
1 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 8 (42.11%) IBM
1 8 (42.11%) NetApp
2 7 (36.84%) Veritas
3 5 (26.32%) Hitachi
4 3 (15.79%) Red Hat
5 2 (10.53%) Oracle
5 2 (10.53%) VMware
6 1 (5.26%) Crossbeam
6 1 (5.26%) F5
6 1 (5.26%) Business Objects
6 1 (5.26%) Cisco
6 1 (5.26%) CheckPoint
6 1 (5.26%) Ab Initio
6 1 (5.26%) Sun
6 1 (5.26%) HP
6 1 (5.26%) Dell