The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX Consultant
Rank 576 541 580
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +39
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Consultant 12 22 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.043% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.024% 0.047% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 13 7
Average daily rate
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£363 £335 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.20% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £250 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £570 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £275 £344
% change year-on-year
+31.81% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.00 -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50456 47310 53463
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.54% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 30591 27725 29826
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1991 2124 2715
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 30 July 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 12 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 30 July 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 -39 9 £375 +17.18%
East of England - 3 £406 -
South West -23 1 £375 +26.05%
Somerset - 1 £375 -
Surrey - - - -
South East - - - -
Bath - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Weybridge - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Kent - - - -

UNIX Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 15 (83.33%) Linux
3 9 (50.00%) Oracle
4 8 (44.44%) Solaris
5 7 (38.89%) Perl
6 6 (33.33%) ITIL
7 5 (27.78%) Windows
7 5 (27.78%) SQL
7 5 (27.78%) Shell Script
7 5 (27.78%) Veritas
7 5 (27.78%) Oracle Database
8 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
8 4 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (22.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 4 (22.22%) Finance
8 4 (22.22%) Red Hat
8 4 (22.22%) AIX
9 3 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (16.67%) Configuration Management
9 3 (16.67%) Migration
9 3 (16.67%) Information Security
9 3 (16.67%) Splunk
9 3 (16.67%) Regular Expression
9 3 (16.67%) SC Cleared
10 2 (11.11%) Performance Management
10 2 (11.11%) Korn
10 2 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (11.11%) Capacity Management
10 2 (11.11%) Puppet
10 2 (11.11%) Replication

UNIX Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 2 (11.11%) TIBCO EMS
1 2 (11.11%) Apache
1 2 (11.11%) Tomcat
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 1 (5.56%) MQSeries
2 1 (5.56%) WebLogic
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (5.56%) IBM HTTP Server
2 1 (5.56%) Node.js
2 1 (5.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) Firewall
1 2 (11.11%) HTTP
1 2 (11.11%) HTTPS
2 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.56%) VPN
2 1 (5.56%) DNS
2 1 (5.56%) LAN
2 1 (5.56%) WAN
2 1 (5.56%) DHCP
2 1 (5.56%) FTP
2 1 (5.56%) SAN
2 1 (5.56%) DMZ
2 1 (5.56%) Internet
2 1 (5.56%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (5.56%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) Oracle Database
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (11.11%) RDBMS
2 2 (11.11%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.56%) MySQL
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (5.56%) MongoDB
3 1 (5.56%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (5.56%) NoSQL
3 1 (5.56%) Redis
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Forms
General
1 4 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Front Office
2 1 (5.56%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) Regular Expression
2 2 (11.11%) Rendezvous
2 2 (11.11%) Middleware
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
3 1 (5.56%) JMX
3 1 (5.56%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (5.56%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Replication
2 1 (5.56%) Client/Server
2 1 (5.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (5.56%) Thin Client
2 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.56%) Fat Client
2 1 (5.56%) Clustering
2 1 (5.56%) Equities
2 1 (5.56%) CESG
2 1 (5.56%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 18 (100.00%) UNIX
2 15 (83.33%) Linux
3 8 (44.44%) Solaris
4 5 (27.78%) Windows
5 4 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (22.22%) AIX
6 2 (11.11%) HPUX
7 1 (5.56%) Windows XP
7 1 (5.56%) SUSE
7 1 (5.56%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) ITIL
2 3 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (16.67%) Configuration Management
2 3 (16.67%) Migration
2 3 (16.67%) Information Security
3 2 (11.11%) Performance Management
3 2 (11.11%) Capacity Management
3 2 (11.11%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (5.56%) DevOps
4 1 (5.56%) Six Sigma
4 1 (5.56%) Service Management
4 1 (5.56%) Change Management
4 1 (5.56%) ITSM
4 1 (5.56%) Load Balancing
4 1 (5.56%) Lean Six Sigma
4 1 (5.56%) Problem Management
4 1 (5.56%) Performance Testing
4 1 (5.56%) Scrum
4 1 (5.56%) Change Data Capture
4 1 (5.56%) Kernel Tuning
Programming Languages
1 7 (38.89%) Perl
2 5 (27.78%) SQL
2 5 (27.78%) Shell Script
3 2 (11.11%) Korn
3 2 (11.11%) Java
3 2 (11.11%) PL/SQL
4 1 (5.56%) AWK
4 1 (5.56%) sed
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 3 (16.67%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 4 (22.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 2 (11.11%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (5.56%) KVM
3 1 (5.56%) RHEV
3 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (5.56%) Squid
3 1 (5.56%) VMware ESX
3 1 (5.56%) Varnish
3 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (11.11%) Puppet
2 1 (5.56%) StatsD
2 1 (5.56%) Nagios
2 1 (5.56%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (5.56%) Data Guard
2 1 (5.56%) Munin
Vendors
1 9 (50.00%) Oracle
2 5 (27.78%) Veritas
3 4 (22.22%) Red Hat
4 3 (16.67%) Splunk
5 2 (11.11%) TIBCO
5 2 (11.11%) Sun
5 2 (11.11%) HP
6 1 (5.56%) IBM
6 1 (5.56%) Sybase
6 1 (5.56%) Citrix
6 1 (5.56%) NetApp
6 1 (5.56%) VMware
6 1 (5.56%) 29West
6 1 (5.56%) Percona