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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix Consultant
Rank 594 596 576
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Consultant 32 16 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.062% 0.031% 0.024%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.066% 0.033% 0.026%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 7
Average daily rate £400 £563 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.88% +36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £394 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £588 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £544 £319
% change year-on-year
-26.43% +70.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
48620 48918 46871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31221 30411 27715
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1735 1925 2068
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.95% -3.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 11 February 2016.

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 25 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 11 February 2016. 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
England +6 22 £400 -28.88% 1
Scotland +1 8 - -
Edinburgh -9 8 - -
London +9 7 £563 -4.25%
East Midlands -11 4 - -
South East +18 3 £444 +69.04% 1
North West -16 3 £400 -28.88%
Manchester - 3 £400 -
South West +6 2 - -
Hampshire +6 2 £400 +52.38%
Derbyshire -12 2 - -
Leicestershire - 2 - -
Derby - 2 - -
Leicester - 2 - -
West Midlands - 2 £263 -
Surrey -8 1 £488 -
Bristol - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 - -
Wolverhampton - 1 £263 -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
Leatherhead - 1 £488 -
Swindon - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Winchester - 1 - -

Unix Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 55 (100.00%) Unix
2 23 (41.82%) Solaris
3 20 (36.36%) Linux
4 18 (32.73%) Finance
5 15 (27.27%) Data Centre
5 15 (27.27%) AIX
6 14 (25.45%) Migration
7 13 (23.64%) Veritas
7 13 (23.64%) Clustering
8 12 (21.82%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 12 (21.82%) Red Hat
9 11 (20.00%) Shell Script
9 11 (20.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 9 (16.36%) Veritas File System
10 9 (16.36%) Oracle
11 8 (14.55%) SQL
11 8 (14.55%) Perl
11 8 (14.55%) Law
11 8 (14.55%) Banking
12 7 (12.73%) DevOps
13 6 (10.91%) SC Cleared
13 6 (10.91%) DV Cleared
13 6 (10.91%) Security Cleared
13 6 (10.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (10.91%) IBM
14 5 (9.09%) PL/SQL
14 5 (9.09%) VMware
14 5 (9.09%) Puppet
15 4 (7.27%) Java
15 4 (7.27%) Sun

Unix Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 (5.45%) WebSphere
2 2 (3.64%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (1.82%) Apache
3 1 (1.82%) iPlanet
3 1 (1.82%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 4 (7.27%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (3.64%) Oracle 11i
2 2 (3.64%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (3.64%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (1.82%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (1.82%) Oracle BRM
3 1 (1.82%) Oracle Payables
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.27%) LDAP
2 2 (3.64%) DNS
3 1 (1.82%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.64%) Oracle BI Publisher
1 2 (3.64%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.82%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.82%) PowerCenter
2 1 (1.82%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.82%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Git (software)
1 2 (3.64%) Jenkins
1 2 (3.64%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (1.82%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.82%) Maven
2 1 (1.82%) NetBeans
2 1 (1.82%) Subversion
General
1 18 (32.73%) Finance
2 8 (14.55%) Banking
2 8 (14.55%) Law
3 3 (5.45%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.64%) German Language
5 1 (1.82%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.64%) EDI
1 2 (3.64%) IBM Integration Bus
1 2 (3.64%) OAuth
1 2 (3.64%) POSIX
1 2 (3.64%) SAML
1 2 (3.64%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (1.82%) Middleware
2 1 (1.82%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 15 (27.27%) Data Centre
2 13 (23.64%) Clustering
3 2 (3.64%) HACMP
3 2 (3.64%) iSeries
4 1 (1.82%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.82%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.82%) PKI
4 1 (1.82%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 55 (100.00%) Unix
2 23 (41.82%) Solaris
3 20 (36.36%) Linux
4 15 (27.27%) AIX
5 6 (10.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (7.27%) HPUX
7 3 (5.45%) SUSE
8 2 (3.64%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (1.82%) CentOS
9 1 (1.82%) Windows
9 1 (1.82%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (25.45%) Migration
2 7 (12.73%) DevOps
3 3 (5.45%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (3.64%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (3.64%) High Availability
4 2 (3.64%) Identity Management
4 2 (3.64%) ITIL
4 2 (3.64%) Kernel Tuning
4 2 (3.64%) Load Balancing
4 2 (3.64%) Security Hardening
4 2 (3.64%) Workflow
5 1 (1.82%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (1.82%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (1.82%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (1.82%) Open Source
5 1 (1.82%) Patch Management
5 1 (1.82%) Re-Platforming
5 1 (1.82%) SDLC
5 1 (1.82%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (1.82%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 11 (20.00%) Shell Script
2 8 (14.55%) Perl
2 8 (14.55%) SQL
3 5 (9.09%) PL/SQL
4 4 (7.27%) Java
5 3 (5.45%) C
5 3 (5.45%) Python
6 2 (3.64%) PHP
7 1 (1.82%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.82%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (10.91%) DV Cleared
1 6 (10.91%) SC Cleared
1 6 (10.91%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.64%) RHCSA
3 1 (1.82%) Degree
3 1 (1.82%) IBM Certification
3 1 (1.82%) RHCE
System Software
1 12 (21.82%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 11 (20.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 9 (16.36%) Veritas File System
4 2 (3.64%) GPFS
4 2 (3.64%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.82%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (9.09%) Puppet
2 3 (5.45%) NetBackup
3 2 (3.64%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (3.64%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 1 (1.82%) Control-M
4 1 (1.82%) Netcool
4 1 (1.82%) Netcool/OMNIbus
4 1 (1.82%) Oracle ZFS
4 1 (1.82%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 13 (23.64%) Veritas
2 12 (21.82%) Red Hat
3 9 (16.36%) Oracle
4 6 (10.91%) IBM
5 5 (9.09%) VMware
6 4 (7.27%) Sun
7 1 (1.82%) Axway
7 1 (1.82%) NetApp
7 1 (1.82%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.82%) Sybase
7 1 (1.82%) Tumbleweed