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 30 March 2015 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX Consultant
Rank 572 567 527
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -40
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Consultant 6 8 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.015% 0.035%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.012% 0.017% 0.038%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 8
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£588 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.55% +2.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £463 £325
% change year-on-year
- +42.30%
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
50025 48432 42510
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.45% 92.39% 92.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 30372 29064 24408
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1969 2003 2177
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
-1.02% -0.87%

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
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 13 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 March 2015. 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
London +5 4 £588 +42.42%
England -19 4 £588 +30.55% 1
Bristol - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Petersfield - - - -
Slough - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
City of London - - - -
North West - - - -
South East - - - - 1
South West - - - -

UNIX Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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
2 16 (88.89%) Red Hat
3 14 (77.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (66.67%) Oracle
5 11 (61.11%) Solaris
6 9 (50.00%) AIX
6 9 (50.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 8 (44.44%) Veritas
7 8 (44.44%) Migration
8 7 (38.89%) Finance
8 7 (38.89%) SAN
8 7 (38.89%) EMC
9 5 (27.78%) HPUX
9 5 (27.78%) Change Management
9 5 (27.78%) Oracle RMAN
10 4 (22.22%) NAS
10 4 (22.22%) Firewall
10 4 (22.22%) Sun
10 4 (22.22%) HP
10 4 (22.22%) Perl
10 4 (22.22%) Windows
10 4 (22.22%) FTP
11 3 (16.67%) HTTPS
11 3 (16.67%) DMZ
11 3 (16.67%) Shell Script
11 3 (16.67%) AWK
11 3 (16.67%) Puppet
11 3 (16.67%) Korn
11 3 (16.67%) BladeLogic

UNIX Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 7 (38.89%) SAN
2 4 (22.22%) FTP
2 4 (22.22%) Firewall
2 4 (22.22%) NAS
3 3 (16.67%) HTTPS
3 3 (16.67%) DMZ
4 1 (5.56%) Intranet
4 1 (5.56%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.56%) RDBMS
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
General
1 7 (38.89%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Publishing
2 1 (5.56%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
1 2 (11.11%) Clustering
2 1 (5.56%) FMCG
2 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (5.56%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 18 (100.00%) UNIX
2 16 (88.89%) Linux
3 14 (77.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (61.11%) Solaris
5 9 (50.00%) AIX
6 5 (27.78%) HPUX
7 4 (22.22%) Windows
8 2 (11.11%) SUSE
8 2 (11.11%) Oracle Linux
8 2 (11.11%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) Migration
2 5 (27.78%) Change Management
3 2 (11.11%) ITSM
3 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (11.11%) ITIL
3 2 (11.11%) OO
3 2 (11.11%) Configuration Management
3 2 (11.11%) Service Management
4 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.56%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) Perl
2 3 (16.67%) Shell Script
2 3 (16.67%) AWK
2 3 (16.67%) Korn
2 3 (16.67%) sed
3 2 (11.11%) Ruby
3 2 (11.11%) C
3 2 (11.11%) Python
4 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) RHCE
System Software
1 9 (50.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (5.56%) PowerHA
2 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.56%) Samba
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (5.56%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 5 (27.78%) Oracle RMAN
2 3 (16.67%) BladeLogic
2 3 (16.67%) Puppet
3 2 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (11.11%) HP Operations Orchestration
3 2 (11.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 16 (88.89%) Red Hat
2 12 (66.67%) Oracle
3 8 (44.44%) Veritas
4 7 (38.89%) EMC
5 4 (22.22%) Sun
5 4 (22.22%) HP
6 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
7 1 (5.56%) Symantec
7 1 (5.56%) Infoblox
7 1 (5.56%) BMC
7 1 (5.56%) Informatica
7 1 (5.56%) SAP
7 1 (5.56%) Cisco
7 1 (5.56%) IBM