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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 5 12 5
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -7
Contract jobs citing UNIX 29 8 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 24.58% 8.33% 17.51%
As % of the Operating Systems category 55.77% 44.44% 64.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 18
Average daily rate
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£250 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £272 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £402 £353 £372
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.08 £27.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+20.27% -21.42%
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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
52 18 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 44.07% 18.75% 27.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 6 18
Average daily rate £250 £280 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £250 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 2
Average hourly rate £11.00 £13.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.51% -22.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% -11.76%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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
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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
County Antrim +5 29 £250 -16.66% 2
County Londonderry - - - -
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UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 26 (50.00%) Java
1 26 (50.00%) Linux
2 22 (42.31%) Finance
3 21 (40.38%) Windows
4 20 (38.46%) SQL
5 19 (36.54%) Solaris
6 18 (34.62%) Banking
7 17 (32.69%) Firewall
7 17 (32.69%) Oracle
8 15 (28.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 14 (26.92%) Analytical Skills
9 14 (26.92%) Sun
10 13 (25.00%) Load Balancing
11 12 (23.08%) Shell Script
11 12 (23.08%) Sybase
12 11 (21.15%) J2EE
12 11 (21.15%) Perl
12 11 (21.15%) ITIL
12 11 (21.15%) DMZ
12 11 (21.15%) Reverse Proxy
12 11 (21.15%) Investment Banking
12 11 (21.15%) Validation
13 10 (19.23%) Hibernate
13 10 (19.23%) Spring
14 8 (15.38%) Middleware
14 8 (15.38%) DNS
14 8 (15.38%) T-SQL
14 8 (15.38%) Credit Risk
15 7 (13.46%) Korn
15 7 (13.46%) WebSphere

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 7 (13.46%) WebSphere
2 6 (11.54%) WebLogic
3 4 (7.69%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.92%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 1 (1.92%) MS Project
1 1 (1.92%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Oracle General Ledger
1 2 (3.85%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (3.85%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Communications & Networking
1 17 (32.69%) Firewall
2 11 (21.15%) DMZ
2 11 (21.15%) Reverse Proxy
3 8 (15.38%) DNS
4 7 (13.46%) TCP/IP
5 6 (11.54%) FTP
5 6 (11.54%) HTTP
5 6 (11.54%) SSL
5 6 (11.54%) Wireshark
5 6 (11.54%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (5.77%) LDAP
7 2 (3.85%) DHCP
8 1 (1.92%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.54%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.62%) KDB
2 5 (9.62%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.85%) Cognos Framework Manager
3 2 (3.85%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (3.85%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (3.85%) Data Mining
3 2 (3.85%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (3.85%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (3.85%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 5 (9.62%) Maven
General
1 22 (42.31%) Finance
2 18 (34.62%) Banking
3 11 (21.15%) Investment Banking
4 3 (5.77%) Financial Institution
5 2 (3.85%) Retail
5 2 (3.85%) General Ledger
6 1 (1.92%) International Banking
6 1 (1.92%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 23 (44.23%) Developer
2 13 (25.00%) Java Developer
3 10 (19.23%) Analyst
4 6 (11.54%) Operations Engineer
4 6 (11.54%) Middleware Engineer
5 5 (9.62%) Senior Developer
5 5 (9.62%) Applications Support
5 5 (9.62%) Senior Java Developer
6 4 (7.69%) Applications Developer
7 2 (3.85%) Automation Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) Support Analyst
7 2 (3.85%) Applications Support Analyst
7 2 (3.85%) Developer Analyst
8 1 (1.92%) Sun Engineer
8 1 (1.92%) IT Security Engineer
8 1 (1.92%) Service Desk Analyst
8 1 (1.92%) UNIX Administrator
8 1 (1.92%) Technical Specialist
8 1 (1.92%) Security Engineer
8 1 (1.92%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (21.15%) J2EE
2 10 (19.23%) Hibernate
2 10 (19.23%) Spring
3 8 (15.38%) Middleware
4 5 (9.62%) Spring Integration
4 5 (9.62%) SailPoint
5 3 (5.77%) SOAP
6 2 (3.85%) Struts
6 2 (3.85%) XML
7 1 (1.92%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (1.92%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 14 (26.92%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (15.38%) Credit Risk
3 6 (11.54%) Management Information System
4 3 (5.77%) Equities
5 2 (3.85%) Clustering
6 1 (1.92%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 26 (50.00%) Linux
2 21 (40.38%) Windows
3 19 (36.54%) Solaris
4 15 (28.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (25.00%) Load Balancing
2 11 (21.15%) ITIL
2 11 (21.15%) Validation
3 6 (11.54%) Mentoring
3 6 (11.54%) Reverse Engineering
3 6 (11.54%) SIEM
3 6 (11.54%) Vulnerability Management
3 6 (11.54%) Ethical Hacking
3 6 (11.54%) Penetration Testing
3 6 (11.54%) Information Security
4 5 (9.62%) Identity Management
5 3 (5.77%) ETL
5 3 (5.77%) Analytics
5 3 (5.77%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (3.85%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (3.85%) OOP
6 2 (3.85%) OO
6 2 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (3.85%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (50.00%) Java
2 20 (38.46%) SQL
3 12 (23.08%) Shell Script
4 11 (21.15%) Perl
5 8 (15.38%) T-SQL
6 7 (13.46%) Korn
6 7 (13.46%) SQR
6 7 (13.46%) C-shell
7 6 (11.54%) PowerShell
8 5 (9.62%) PL/SQL
9 2 (3.85%) JavaScript
10 1 (1.92%) C++
Qualifications
1 6 (11.54%) GPEN
1 6 (11.54%) SSCP
1 6 (11.54%) CISSP
1 6 (11.54%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (11.54%) CCNA
1 6 (11.54%) GCIH
1 6 (11.54%) CEH
1 6 (11.54%) GIAC
2 1 (1.92%) Degree
System Software
1 6 (11.54%) Snort
2 4 (7.69%) Active Directory
3 3 (5.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (11.54%) OPNET
2 4 (7.69%) Tivoli
3 2 (3.85%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 1 (1.92%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 17 (32.69%) Oracle
2 14 (26.92%) Sun
3 12 (23.08%) Sybase
4 6 (11.54%) ArcSight
4 6 (11.54%) LogLogic
4 6 (11.54%) TIBCO
4 6 (11.54%) Cisco
5 4 (7.69%) Business Objects
5 4 (7.69%) IBM
5 4 (7.69%) Red Hat
6 3 (5.77%) VMware
6 3 (5.77%) Microsoft
7 2 (3.85%) Cyber-Ark
7 2 (3.85%) Infoblox
7 2 (3.85%) Cognos
7 2 (3.85%) SAP
7 2 (3.85%) HP
7 2 (3.85%) Ab Initio
8 1 (1.92%) Actimize
8 1 (1.92%) Reuters