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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 12 9 24
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +15
Contract jobs citing UNIX 12 13 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 10.53% 11.61% 4.88%
As % of the Operating Systems category 32.43% 29.55% 41.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 13
Average daily rate
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£350 £378 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.28% +25.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £116 £223 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £400 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+23.89% -5.83%
UNIX
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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
37 44 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 32.46% 39.29% 11.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 14 24
Average daily rate £215 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.84% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £109 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 0
Average hourly rate £12.50 £14.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.38 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.90% -

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 27 April 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 27 April 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
(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
County Antrim +1 12 £350 -7.89% 5
UNIX
UK

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 21 (58.33%) Linux
2 18 (50.00%) Windows
3 15 (41.67%) Solaris
3 15 (41.67%) Java
4 13 (36.11%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (33.33%) Oracle
5 12 (33.33%) ITIL
5 12 (33.33%) Firewall
5 12 (33.33%) Validation
5 12 (33.33%) Banking
6 11 (30.56%) Load Balancing
6 11 (30.56%) Reverse Proxy
6 11 (30.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (30.56%) DMZ
7 10 (27.78%) Shell Script
8 9 (25.00%) Finance
8 9 (25.00%) Investment Banking
8 9 (25.00%) Sun
8 9 (25.00%) SQL
9 8 (22.22%) J2EE
9 8 (22.22%) Middleware
10 7 (19.44%) Active Directory
10 7 (19.44%) WebSphere
11 6 (16.67%) TIBCO
11 6 (16.67%) WebSphere Application Server
12 5 (13.89%) Web Services
12 5 (13.89%) XSL
12 5 (13.89%) Identity Management
12 5 (13.89%) Actimize
12 5 (13.89%) KDB

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 7 (19.44%) WebSphere
2 6 (16.67%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (8.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (5.56%) WebLogic
5 1 (2.78%) IIS
5 1 (2.78%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 4 (11.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (5.56%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.56%) Oracle General Ledger
Communications & Networking
1 12 (33.33%) Firewall
2 11 (30.56%) DMZ
2 11 (30.56%) Reverse Proxy
3 4 (11.11%) TCP/IP
3 4 (11.11%) DNS
4 3 (8.33%) LDAP
4 3 (8.33%) DHCP
5 1 (2.78%) FTP
5 1 (2.78%) HTTP
5 1 (2.78%) SSL
5 1 (2.78%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (2.78%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.89%) KDB
2 3 (8.33%) Oracle Database
3 2 (5.56%) Cognos Framework Manager
3 2 (5.56%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (5.56%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (5.56%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (5.56%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (5.56%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.78%) Data Mining
4 1 (2.78%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Ant
2 1 (2.78%) Maven
2 1 (2.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 12 (33.33%) Banking
2 9 (25.00%) Investment Banking
2 9 (25.00%) Finance
3 2 (5.56%) Front Office
3 2 (5.56%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 10 (27.78%) Developer
2 7 (19.44%) Operations Engineer
3 6 (16.67%) Middleware Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) Project Manager
5 3 (8.33%) Assistant Project Manager
6 1 (2.78%) Desktop Support
6 1 (2.78%) Operations Consultant
6 1 (2.78%) Consultant
6 1 (2.78%) Support Analyst
6 1 (2.78%) Technical Support
6 1 (2.78%) Security Consultant
6 1 (2.78%) Service Analyst
6 1 (2.78%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (2.78%) Lead Developer
6 1 (2.78%) Operations Manager
6 1 (2.78%) Service Manager
6 1 (2.78%) Java Developer
6 1 (2.78%) Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (2.78%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (22.22%) J2EE
1 8 (22.22%) Middleware
2 5 (13.89%) Web Services
2 5 (13.89%) XSL
2 5 (13.89%) SailPoint
3 2 (5.56%) XML
4 1 (2.78%) XSLT
4 1 (2.78%) EJB
4 1 (2.78%) CSS
4 1 (2.78%) JSP
4 1 (2.78%) Struts
4 1 (2.78%) Spring
4 1 (2.78%) JSF
4 1 (2.78%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (2.78%) jQuery
4 1 (2.78%) Struts2
4 1 (2.78%) JiBX
4 1 (2.78%) HTML5
4 1 (2.78%) CSS3
4 1 (2.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 13 (36.11%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.33%) Blackberry
2 3 (8.33%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.78%) Equities
4 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 21 (58.33%) Linux
2 18 (50.00%) Windows
3 15 (41.67%) Solaris
4 11 (30.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (8.33%) Windows 7
5 3 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (8.33%) Windows Vista
5 3 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (33.33%) ITIL
1 12 (33.33%) Validation
2 11 (30.56%) Load Balancing
3 5 (13.89%) Identity Management
4 4 (11.11%) Project Management
5 3 (8.33%) ETL
5 3 (8.33%) Analytics
5 3 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (5.56%) Risk Management
6 2 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (5.56%) Release Management
6 2 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (5.56%) DNA
7 1 (2.78%) Data Modelling
7 1 (2.78%) SOA
7 1 (2.78%) PRINCE2
7 1 (2.78%) E-Commerce
7 1 (2.78%) Configuration Management
7 1 (2.78%) Service Management
7 1 (2.78%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 15 (41.67%) Java
2 10 (27.78%) Shell Script
3 9 (25.00%) SQL
4 4 (11.11%) PL/SQL
4 4 (11.11%) PowerShell
5 3 (8.33%) Perl
6 1 (2.78%) Python
6 1 (2.78%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.78%) C
6 1 (2.78%) C++
6 1 (2.78%) Jython
Qualifications
1 1 (2.78%) CCNA
1 1 (2.78%) CISSP
1 1 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (2.78%) PMP
1 1 (2.78%) PMI Certification
1 1 (2.78%) SSCP
1 1 (2.78%) GIAC
1 1 (2.78%) GCIH
1 1 (2.78%) CEH
1 1 (2.78%) Degree
1 1 (2.78%) GPEN
System Software
1 7 (19.44%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.78%) Snort
Systems Management
1 4 (11.11%) Tivoli
2 3 (8.33%) AirWatch
3 1 (2.78%) CA Single Sign-On
3 1 (2.78%) OPNET
3 1 (2.78%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 12 (33.33%) Oracle
2 9 (25.00%) Sun
3 6 (16.67%) TIBCO
4 5 (13.89%) Actimize
5 4 (11.11%) IBM
5 4 (11.11%) Microsoft
6 3 (8.33%) Reuters
6 3 (8.33%) Bloomberg
6 3 (8.33%) Citrix
7 2 (5.56%) Business Objects
7 2 (5.56%) SAP
7 2 (5.56%) Cognos
8 1 (2.78%) Cisco
8 1 (2.78%) HP
8 1 (2.78%) Ab Initio
8 1 (2.78%) F5
8 1 (2.78%) ArcSight
8 1 (2.78%) LogLogic
8 1 (2.78%) Twitter