The table below looks at the statistics for the UNIX Consultant role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited UNIX Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX Consultant
Rank 601 564 587
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +23
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Consultant 12 20 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.038% 0.036%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.023% 0.041% 0.039%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 11
Average daily rate
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£400 £335 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.40% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £590 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £263 £260
% change year-on-year
+37.14% +0.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
52377 48215 53574
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.04% 92.74% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32024 28821 29958
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £234 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2048 2089 2633
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

UNIX Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing UNIX Consultant in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

UNIX Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

UNIX Consultant
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing UNIX Consultant within the UK.

UNIX Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the UK

UNIX Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UNIX Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

UNIX Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

UNIX Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing UNIX Consultant within the UK.

UNIX Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

UNIX Consultant
Top 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing UNIX Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 18 September 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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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
England -38 11 £400 +19.40% 1
London -8 4 £400 -11.11%
City of London +23 1 £400 +28.00%
South East - - - - 1
South West - - - -
Bath - - - -
Chertsey - - - -
Kent - - - -
Somerset - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Home Counties - - - - 1

UNIX Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited UNIX Consultant 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 Consultant in their job title.

1 18 (100.00%) UNIX
2 16 (88.89%) Linux
3 9 (50.00%) Oracle
4 8 (44.44%) Perl
5 7 (38.89%) Windows
5 7 (38.89%) ITIL
5 7 (38.89%) Red Hat
6 6 (33.33%) Solaris
7 5 (27.78%) Finance
7 5 (27.78%) Java
7 5 (27.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (22.22%) Splunk
8 4 (22.22%) Oracle Database
8 4 (22.22%) AIX
8 4 (22.22%) SQL
8 4 (22.22%) SAN
9 3 (16.67%) HP
9 3 (16.67%) Sun
9 3 (16.67%) Veritas
9 3 (16.67%) Migration
9 3 (16.67%) Middleware
9 3 (16.67%) Apache
9 3 (16.67%) Regular Expression
9 3 (16.67%) Performance Management
9 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
9 3 (16.67%) Firewall
9 3 (16.67%) VMware
9 3 (16.67%) Information Security
10 2 (11.11%) Banking
10 2 (11.11%) Ruby

UNIX Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited UNIX Consultant 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 Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (16.67%) Apache
2 2 (11.11%) Tomcat
2 2 (11.11%) WebLogic
2 2 (11.11%) TIBCO EMS
3 1 (5.56%) MQSeries
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 1 (5.56%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (5.56%) AquaLogic
3 1 (5.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 4 (22.22%) SAN
2 3 (16.67%) Firewall
3 2 (11.11%) VPN
3 2 (11.11%) DNS
3 2 (11.11%) HTTPS
4 1 (5.56%) DMZ
4 1 (5.56%) Internet
4 1 (5.56%) LDAP
4 1 (5.56%) LAN
4 1 (5.56%) WAN
4 1 (5.56%) DHCP
4 1 (5.56%) FTP
4 1 (5.56%) HTTP
4 1 (5.56%) VLAN
4 1 (5.56%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (5.56%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) Oracle Database
2 2 (11.11%) Relational Database
2 2 (11.11%) RDBMS
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.56%) MySQL
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (5.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 5 (27.78%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) Middleware
1 3 (16.67%) Regular Expression
2 2 (11.11%) Rendezvous
2 2 (11.11%) YAML
3 1 (5.56%) Java EE
3 1 (5.56%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (5.56%) .NET
3 1 (5.56%) CSS
3 1 (5.56%) Web Services
3 1 (5.56%) XML
3 1 (5.56%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Client/Server
1 1 (5.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (5.56%) Thin Client
1 1 (5.56%) Replication
1 1 (5.56%) Equities
1 1 (5.56%) CESG
1 1 (5.56%) Fat Client
1 1 (5.56%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 18 (100.00%) UNIX
2 16 (88.89%) Linux
3 7 (38.89%) Windows
4 6 (33.33%) Solaris
5 5 (27.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (22.22%) AIX
7 1 (5.56%) HPUX
7 1 (5.56%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (5.56%) Windows XP
7 1 (5.56%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) ITIL
2 3 (16.67%) Migration
2 3 (16.67%) Information Security
2 3 (16.67%) Performance Management
3 2 (11.11%) Change Management
3 2 (11.11%) Configuration Management
3 2 (11.11%) Problem Management
3 2 (11.11%) DevOps
3 2 (11.11%) Investment Management
4 1 (5.56%) Line Management
4 1 (5.56%) Performance Testing
4 1 (5.56%) Service Management
4 1 (5.56%) SOA
4 1 (5.56%) Six Sigma
4 1 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (5.56%) ITSM
4 1 (5.56%) Scrum
4 1 (5.56%) Kanban
4 1 (5.56%) Network Management
4 1 (5.56%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 8 (44.44%) Perl
2 5 (27.78%) Java
3 4 (22.22%) SQL
4 2 (11.11%) Python
4 2 (11.11%) Shell Script
4 2 (11.11%) PHP
4 2 (11.11%) PL/SQL
4 2 (11.11%) C
4 2 (11.11%) C++
4 2 (11.11%) Ruby
4 2 (11.11%) Korn
5 1 (5.56%) sed
5 1 (5.56%) AWK
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) NFS
1 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.56%) VMware ESX
1 1 (5.56%) Squid
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (5.56%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 1 (5.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
1 1 (5.56%) KVM
1 1 (5.56%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) OpenView
1 2 (11.11%) Puppet
1 2 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (5.56%) Control-M
2 1 (5.56%) NetBackup
2 1 (5.56%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (5.56%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 9 (50.00%) Oracle
2 7 (38.89%) Red Hat
3 4 (22.22%) Splunk
4 3 (16.67%) VMware
4 3 (16.67%) Veritas
4 3 (16.67%) Sun
4 3 (16.67%) HP
5 2 (11.11%) IBM
5 2 (11.11%) TIBCO
6 1 (5.56%) 29West
6 1 (5.56%) Sybase
6 1 (5.56%) JBoss
6 1 (5.56%) Dell
6 1 (5.56%) Citrix
6 1 (5.56%) NetApp