The table below looks at the statistics for the UNIX Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX Specialist
Rank 134 126 -
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Specialist 2 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.064% 0.10% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.069% 0.11% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£335 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £275
% change year-on-year
+4.68% +16.36%
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 North West 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
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2900 2679 3058
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 92.50% 92.54% 92.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1608 1313 1560
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 194 201 224
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £42.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.98%

UNIX Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

UNIX Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

UNIX Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

UNIX Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the North West

UNIX Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 3 (100.00%) UNIX
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) MySQL
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (33.33%) Banking
3 1 (33.33%) Investment Banking
3 1 (33.33%) WebSphere
3 1 (33.33%) BladeLogic
3 1 (33.33%) TIBCO EMS
3 1 (33.33%) SCCM
3 1 (33.33%) SCOM
3 1 (33.33%) iSCSI
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (33.33%) XenApp
3 1 (33.33%) nginx
3 1 (33.33%) EqualLogic
3 1 (33.33%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (33.33%) Lync
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (33.33%) Splunk
3 1 (33.33%) NetScaler
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
3 1 (33.33%) SCSM
3 1 (33.33%) Cyber-Ark
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) Solaris
3 1 (33.33%) Apache

UNIX Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 1 (33.33%) Apache
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (33.33%) WebSphere
1 1 (33.33%) TIBCO EMS
1 1 (33.33%) nginx
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (33.33%) Lync
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) LAN
1 1 (33.33%) WAN
1 1 (33.33%) SAN
1 1 (33.33%) iSCSI
1 1 (33.33%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) MySQL
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
1 1 (33.33%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) WebSphere MQ
1 1 (33.33%) Rendezvous
1 1 (33.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) UNIX
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Solaris
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (33.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) BladeLogic
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
1 1 (33.33%) SCOM
1 1 (33.33%) SCSM
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Splunk
2 1 (33.33%) Cyber-Ark
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) IBM
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) Dell
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) NetApp
2 1 (33.33%) TIBCO
2 1 (33.33%) McAfee