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 7 May 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
7 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX Consultant
Rank 588 595 539
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -56
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Consultant 15 6 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.011% 0.027%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.029% 0.012% 0.030%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 10
Average daily rate
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£325 £425 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £385 £435
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £465 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £425 £450
% change year-on-year
-17.64% -5.55%
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
51431 51236 44013
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.36% 92.41% 92.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 31393 31521 25178
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2037 2059 2170
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -4.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

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 7 May 2015.

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 14 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 7 May 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
England +6 15 £325 -23.52%
London 0 7 £325 -
South East +1 4 £413 -13.15%
Milton Keynes - 3 £369 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £369 -
Manchester - 2 £288 -
Yorkshire - 2 £375 -
North West - 2 £288 -
Leeds - 1 £375 -
City of London - 1 £475 -
Sheffield - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 £500 -
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 £375 -

UNIX Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 May 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 26 (100.00%) UNIX
2 20 (76.92%) Linux
3 17 (65.38%) AIX
4 15 (57.69%) Red Hat
5 14 (53.85%) Solaris
5 14 (53.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (46.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 11 (42.31%) Veritas
8 10 (38.46%) Oracle
9 8 (30.77%) EMC
9 8 (30.77%) SAN
9 8 (30.77%) Finance
10 6 (23.08%) Migration
10 6 (23.08%) HPUX
11 5 (19.23%) Perl
11 5 (19.23%) Clustering
11 5 (19.23%) Oracle RMAN
11 5 (19.23%) Shell Script
11 5 (19.23%) Change Management
12 4 (15.38%) Firewall
12 4 (15.38%) Symantec
12 4 (15.38%) FTP
12 4 (15.38%) HP
13 3 (11.54%) BladeLogic
13 3 (11.54%) Puppet
13 3 (11.54%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
13 3 (11.54%) ITIL
13 3 (11.54%) Python
13 3 (11.54%) Configuration Management

UNIX Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 7 May 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.85%) WebSphere
1 1 (3.85%) JBoss
1 1 (3.85%) Apache
1 1 (3.85%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 8 (30.77%) SAN
2 4 (15.38%) Firewall
2 4 (15.38%) FTP
3 1 (3.85%) SSH
3 1 (3.85%) NAS
3 1 (3.85%) DNS
3 1 (3.85%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (3.85%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.85%) RDBMS
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
General
1 8 (30.77%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Publishing
2 1 (3.85%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Clustering
2 3 (11.54%) HACMP
3 2 (7.69%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.85%) FMCG
4 1 (3.85%) Open Source
4 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (3.85%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.85%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 26 (100.00%) UNIX
2 20 (76.92%) Linux
3 17 (65.38%) AIX
4 14 (53.85%) Solaris
4 14 (53.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (23.08%) HPUX
6 3 (11.54%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 2 (7.69%) SUSE
7 2 (7.69%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (3.85%) CentOS
8 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (3.85%) Windows
8 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (23.08%) Migration
2 5 (19.23%) Change Management
3 3 (11.54%) ITIL
3 3 (11.54%) Configuration Management
4 2 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (7.69%) Service Management
4 2 (7.69%) ITSM
4 2 (7.69%) OO
5 1 (3.85%) WFM
5 1 (3.85%) Release Management
5 1 (3.85%) Integration Testing
5 1 (3.85%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (3.85%) Automated Testing
5 1 (3.85%) Build Automation
5 1 (3.85%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (3.85%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (19.23%) Perl
1 5 (19.23%) Shell Script
2 3 (11.54%) Python
3 2 (7.69%) C
3 2 (7.69%) Ruby
4 1 (3.85%) Korn
4 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) Degree
2 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) RHCE
System Software
1 12 (46.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 2 (7.69%) vSphere
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (3.85%) Veritas File System
3 1 (3.85%) vCloud
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle Clusterware
3 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.85%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 1 (3.85%) Samba
Systems Management
1 5 (19.23%) Oracle RMAN
2 3 (11.54%) BladeLogic
2 3 (11.54%) Puppet
3 2 (7.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (7.69%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 1 (3.85%) ZABBIX
4 1 (3.85%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (3.85%) vMotion
4 1 (3.85%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 15 (57.69%) Red Hat
2 11 (42.31%) Veritas
3 10 (38.46%) Oracle
4 8 (30.77%) EMC
5 4 (15.38%) Symantec
5 4 (15.38%) HP
6 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
7 2 (7.69%) Sun
7 2 (7.69%) IBM
8 1 (3.85%) Infoblox
8 1 (3.85%) Splunk
8 1 (3.85%) BMC
8 1 (3.85%) Informatica
8 1 (3.85%) NetApp
8 1 (3.85%) SAP
8 1 (3.85%) VMware