The table below looks at the statistics for UNIX skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northern Ireland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited UNIX over the 3 months to 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 10 7 2
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -5
Contract jobs citing UNIX 6 16 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 9.68% 14.16% 24.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category 37.50% 40.00% 41.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 16
Average daily rate
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£194 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.41% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £230 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £382 £327 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £31.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+19.04% -3.07%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Northern Ireland region.

Operating Systems Category
Northern Ireland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
16 40 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 25.81% 35.40% 58.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 21 35
Average daily rate £175 £321 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-45.52% +16.81%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £17.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +25.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

UNIX
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing UNIX across the Northern Ireland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

UNIX Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

UNIX
Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

UNIX Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

UNIX
Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UNIX across the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

UNIX Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

UNIX
Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing UNIX across the Northern Ireland region.

UNIX Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

UNIX
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing UNIX within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 31 August 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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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
County Antrim -4 5 £194 -35.41% 2
County Armagh - 1 - -
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UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland region citing UNIX also 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 that cited UNIX.

1 16 (69.57%) Oracle
2 15 (65.22%) SQL
3 13 (56.52%) Linux
4 10 (43.48%) Web Services
4 10 (43.48%) Java
4 10 (43.48%) Shell Script
5 9 (39.13%) Windows
5 9 (39.13%) XSL
5 9 (39.13%) Actimize
6 8 (34.78%) Banking
7 7 (30.43%) Finance
8 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
9 4 (17.39%) TCP/IP
9 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
9 4 (17.39%) MS Office
9 4 (17.39%) Investment Banking
10 3 (13.04%) Windows 7
10 3 (13.04%) ITIL
10 3 (13.04%) DNS
10 3 (13.04%) Citrix
10 3 (13.04%) Project Management
10 3 (13.04%) Active Directory
10 3 (13.04%) Release Management
11 2 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (8.70%) Technical Analysis
11 2 (8.70%) AirWatch
11 2 (8.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 2 (8.70%) Red Hat
11 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (8.70%) Reuters

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland region citing UNIX also 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 that cited UNIX. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (8.70%) WebSphere Application Server
1 2 (8.70%) WebLogic
1 2 (8.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (8.70%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (4.35%) IBM HTTP Server
2 1 (4.35%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (17.39%) MS Office
2 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) TCP/IP
2 3 (13.04%) DNS
3 2 (8.70%) Firewall
3 2 (8.70%) DHCP
4 1 (4.35%) FTP
4 1 (4.35%) HTTP
4 1 (4.35%) WAN
4 1 (4.35%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (4.35%) Wireshark
4 1 (4.35%) NetScaler
4 1 (4.35%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (4.35%) SSL
4 1 (4.35%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) DB2
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Discoverer
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Ant
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (4.35%) Maven
2 1 (4.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 8 (34.78%) Banking
2 7 (30.43%) Finance
3 4 (17.39%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (43.48%) Developer
2 7 (30.43%) Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) Support Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Support Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Applications Support
4 1 (4.35%) Security Consultant
4 1 (4.35%) Service Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Lead Developer
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle DBA
4 1 (4.35%) Applications Support Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Systems Support Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Operations Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (4.35%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Production Support Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Operations Consultant
4 1 (4.35%) IT Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (43.48%) Web Services
2 9 (39.13%) XSL
3 2 (8.70%) XML
4 1 (4.35%) HTML
4 1 (4.35%) J2EE
4 1 (4.35%) EJB
4 1 (4.35%) CSS
4 1 (4.35%) JSP
4 1 (4.35%) Struts
4 1 (4.35%) XSLT
4 1 (4.35%) Middleware
4 1 (4.35%) Spring
4 1 (4.35%) JSF
4 1 (4.35%) jQuery
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (4.35%) Struts2
4 1 (4.35%) JiBX
4 1 (4.35%) HTML5
4 1 (4.35%) CSS3
4 1 (4.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 2 (8.70%) Blackberry
2 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.35%) Clustering
2 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 13 (56.52%) Linux
2 9 (39.13%) Windows
3 3 (13.04%) Windows 7
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Vista
4 2 (8.70%) AIX
4 2 (8.70%) Solaris
4 2 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (4.35%) Windows NT
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.35%) Windows 8
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (13.04%) Project Management
1 3 (13.04%) Release Management
1 3 (13.04%) ITIL
2 2 (8.70%) Technical Analysis
2 2 (8.70%) Problem Management
3 1 (4.35%) People Management
3 1 (4.35%) Server Building
3 1 (4.35%) Data Modelling
3 1 (4.35%) SOA
3 1 (4.35%) Database Tuning
3 1 (4.35%) Reverse Engineering
3 1 (4.35%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (4.35%) SIEM
3 1 (4.35%) Vulnerability Management
3 1 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (4.35%) Service Management
3 1 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (4.35%) MVC
3 1 (4.35%) Validation
3 1 (4.35%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 15 (65.22%) SQL
2 10 (43.48%) Shell Script
2 10 (43.48%) Java
3 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.35%) Perl
3 1 (4.35%) PL/SQL
3 1 (4.35%) Jython
3 1 (4.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) MCSE
1 1 (4.35%) MCSA
1 1 (4.35%) CCNA
1 1 (4.35%) CISSP
1 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Certification
1 1 (4.35%) SSCP
1 1 (4.35%) GIAC
1 1 (4.35%) GCIH
1 1 (4.35%) CEH
1 1 (4.35%) Degree
1 1 (4.35%) DV Cleared
1 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
1 1 (4.35%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (13.04%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.35%) Snort
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) AirWatch
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (4.35%) CA Single Sign-On
2 1 (4.35%) OPNET
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (4.35%) ServiceCenter
2 1 (4.35%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 16 (69.57%) Oracle
2 9 (39.13%) Actimize
3 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
4 3 (13.04%) Citrix
5 2 (8.70%) Cisco
5 2 (8.70%) Red Hat
5 2 (8.70%) Reuters
5 2 (8.70%) Bloomberg
6 1 (4.35%) Remedy
6 1 (4.35%) F5
6 1 (4.35%) ArcSight
6 1 (4.35%) LogLogic
6 1 (4.35%) Twitter
6 1 (4.35%) IBM
6 1 (4.35%) Sybase
6 1 (4.35%) Juniper
6 1 (4.35%) Sun
6 1 (4.35%) HP