The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Northern Ireland region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 8 19 13
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -6
Contract jobs citing UNIX 15 17 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 12.93% 6.05% 7.48%
As % of the Operating Systems category 33.33% 50.00% 23.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 16 2
Average daily rate £378 £288 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.30% +4.54%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-8.33% -7.69%
Operating Systems Category
Northern Ireland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
45 34 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 38.79% 12.10% 31.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 26 13
Average daily rate £188 £290 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.34% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £225 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £350 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.91% -3.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 1
Average hourly rate £14.00 - £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
UNIX
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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 17 April 2014.

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 17 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim +11 14 £380 +38.18% 1
UNIX
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UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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%) SQL
2 12 (52.17%) Oracle
3 11 (47.83%) Java
4 10 (43.48%) Oracle Database
5 9 (39.13%) PL/SQL
5 9 (39.13%) Windows
5 9 (39.13%) Oracle Reports
5 9 (39.13%) Finance
5 9 (39.13%) Oracle Database 11g
6 8 (34.78%) Spring
7 7 (30.43%) Migration
8 6 (26.09%) Oracle Forms
9 5 (21.74%) Oracle Database 10g
9 5 (21.74%) Hibernate
9 5 (21.74%) Banking
9 5 (21.74%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (17.39%) WebSphere
10 4 (17.39%) Maven
10 4 (17.39%) Swing
10 4 (17.39%) WebSphere Application Server
10 4 (17.39%) C++
11 3 (13.04%) T-SQL
11 3 (13.04%) Business Objects
11 3 (13.04%) SAP
11 3 (13.04%) Crystal Reports
11 3 (13.04%) Cognos
11 3 (13.04%) ETL
11 3 (13.04%) XML
11 3 (13.04%) Solaris
11 3 (13.04%) Linux

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 4 (17.39%) WebSphere Application Server
1 4 (17.39%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (13.04%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) Oracle General Ledger
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (43.48%) Oracle Database
2 9 (39.13%) Oracle Reports
2 9 (39.13%) Oracle Database 11g
3 5 (21.74%) Oracle Database 10g
4 3 (13.04%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (13.04%) Oracle BI EE
4 3 (13.04%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (26.09%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (17.39%) Maven
3 2 (8.70%) Eclipse
4 1 (4.35%) JUnit
General
1 9 (39.13%) Finance
2 5 (21.74%) Banking
3 3 (13.04%) Investment Banking
3 3 (13.04%) General Ledger
4 2 (8.70%) Financial Institution
5 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (52.17%) Developer
2 8 (34.78%) Java Developer
3 4 (17.39%) Oracle DBA
3 4 (17.39%) DBA
3 4 (17.39%) Support Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Oracle Consultant
4 3 (13.04%) Consultant
5 2 (8.70%) Migration Consultant
5 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence Specialist
5 2 (8.70%) Oracle Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Team Leader
6 1 (4.35%) Cognos Specialist
6 1 (4.35%) Service Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Java Swing Developer
6 1 (4.35%) JavaScript Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Database Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Implementation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (34.78%) Spring
2 5 (21.74%) Hibernate
3 4 (17.39%) Swing
4 3 (13.04%) XML
4 3 (13.04%) Spring Integration
5 1 (4.35%) HTML5
5 1 (4.35%) HTML
5 1 (4.35%) J2EE
5 1 (4.35%) CSS
5 1 (4.35%) Struts
5 1 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Credit Risk
2 1 (4.35%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 9 (39.13%) Windows
2 3 (13.04%) Solaris
2 3 (13.04%) Linux
2 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) Migration
2 5 (21.74%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (13.04%) ETL
3 3 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (8.70%) Risk Management
5 1 (4.35%) Change Management
5 1 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (4.35%) Release Management
5 1 (4.35%) Unit Testing
5 1 (4.35%) Multithreading
5 1 (4.35%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 16 (69.57%) SQL
2 11 (47.83%) Java
3 9 (39.13%) PL/SQL
4 4 (17.39%) C++
5 3 (13.04%) T-SQL
5 3 (13.04%) Korn
5 3 (13.04%) C-shell
6 2 (8.70%) SQR
6 2 (8.70%) Shell Script
6 2 (8.70%) Perl
7 1 (4.35%) Python
7 1 (4.35%) C#
7 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
7 1 (4.35%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) Puppet
1 1 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 12 (52.17%) Oracle
2 3 (13.04%) Business Objects
2 3 (13.04%) SAP
2 3 (13.04%) Cognos
2 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.70%) Sybase
4 1 (4.35%) VMware