The table below looks at the statistics for the UNIX Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX Specialist
Rank 627 599 566
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -33
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Specialist 6 11 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.010% 0.020% 0.040%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.011% 0.021% 0.043%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 9
Average daily rate
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£300 £335 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.44% -18.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £243 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £415 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £293 £340
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -13.97%
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
54235 51432 48394
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.81% 92.07% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 34663 31190 28805
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1992 1996 2114
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

UNIX Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

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

UNIX Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

UNIX Specialist
Daily Rate Trend

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

UNIX Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the UK

UNIX Specialist
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UNIX Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

UNIX Specialist Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

UNIX Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend

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

UNIX Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

UNIX Specialist
Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing UNIX Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 4 September 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 -10 4 £300 -18.36%
North East -27 3 £300 -
Scotland -11 1 - -
Swansea - 1 £350 -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Wales - 1 £350 - 1
West Wales - 1 £350 -
Birmingham - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -

UNIX Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited UNIX Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title.

1 17 (100.00%) UNIX
2 8 (47.06%) IBM
2 8 (47.06%) Change Management
3 7 (41.18%) SAN
3 7 (41.18%) Linux
4 6 (35.29%) Banking
4 6 (35.29%) Asset Management
4 6 (35.29%) Process Management
5 5 (29.41%) Retail
5 5 (29.41%) LPAR
5 5 (29.41%) Data Centre
5 5 (29.41%) Hitachi
5 5 (29.41%) Veritas
6 4 (23.53%) Oracle
6 4 (23.53%) AIX
6 4 (23.53%) Finance
7 3 (17.65%) VMware
7 3 (17.65%) Server Monitoring
7 3 (17.65%) TCP/IP
7 3 (17.65%) Windows
7 3 (17.65%) Solaris
7 3 (17.65%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (11.76%) Service Management
8 2 (11.76%) LDAP
8 2 (11.76%) HPUX
8 2 (11.76%) Patch Management
8 2 (11.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (5.88%) NAS
9 1 (5.88%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (5.88%) Capacity Planning

UNIX Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited UNIX Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 7 (41.18%) SAN
2 3 (17.65%) TCP/IP
3 2 (11.76%) LDAP
4 1 (5.88%) DNS
4 1 (5.88%) NAS
General
1 6 (35.29%) Banking
2 5 (29.41%) Retail
3 4 (23.53%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) LPAR
1 5 (29.41%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.88%) User Experience
2 1 (5.88%) HACMP
2 1 (5.88%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 17 (100.00%) UNIX
2 7 (41.18%) Linux
3 4 (23.53%) AIX
4 3 (17.65%) Windows
4 3 (17.65%) Solaris
5 2 (11.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (11.76%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) Change Management
2 6 (35.29%) Asset Management
2 6 (35.29%) Process Management
3 3 (17.65%) Server Monitoring
3 3 (17.65%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (11.76%) Patch Management
4 2 (11.76%) Service Management
5 1 (5.88%) ITIL
5 1 (5.88%) Mentoring
5 1 (5.88%) Coaching
5 1 (5.88%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Security Hardening
5 1 (5.88%) ITSM
5 1 (5.88%) Migration
5 1 (5.88%) Business Continuity
5 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.88%) Resource Management
5 1 (5.88%) Time Management
5 1 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (5.88%) High Availability
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) NFS
1 1 (5.88%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
1 1 (5.88%) Samba
1 1 (5.88%) Veritas Cluster Server
1 1 (5.88%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Tivoli
1 1 (5.88%) Tivoli Monitoring
1 1 (5.88%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) IBM
2 5 (29.41%) Hitachi
2 5 (29.41%) Veritas
3 4 (23.53%) Oracle
4 3 (17.65%) VMware
5 1 (5.88%) Red Hat
5 1 (5.88%) NetIQ
5 1 (5.88%) Remedy
5 1 (5.88%) Sun
5 1 (5.88%) HP
5 1 (5.88%) EMC
5 1 (5.88%) BMC