The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Unix Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix Specialist
Rank 631 602 593
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Specialist 25 25 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.046% 0.046% 0.042%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.048% 0.049% 0.044%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 16 14
Median daily rate £410 £425 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.52% +17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £330 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £575 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £30.00

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
51683 51537 49827
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.72% 94.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 33740 31811 30809
Median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1490 2054 2097
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.50 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

Unix Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Unix Specialist in the job title.

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 27 May 2016.

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 21 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 27 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -19 24 £415 -2.35% 4
London -9 13 £464 -11.66% 2
North West -9 4 £390 -2.50%
Lancashire +3 3 £390 -2.50%
Preston - 3 £390 -
West Midlands - 3 £350 -
Hampshire -2 2 £400 +14.28% 1
South East -15 2 £400 +14.28% 1
Warwickshire - 2 - -
Warwick - 2 - -
Glasgow +2 1 £320 -3.03% 1
Scotland -19 1 £320 -3.03% 1
Yorkshire - 1 £365 -
North East - 1 £300 - 1
Basingstoke - 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 £365 -
Liverpool - 1 - -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £300 - 1
Merseyside - 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £300 - 1
Sheffield - 1 £365 -

Unix Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, Unix Specialist contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Unix Specialist in the job title.

1 37 (100.00%) Unix
2 26 (70.27%) Linux
3 17 (45.95%) AIX
4 14 (37.84%) Oracle
5 12 (32.43%) Red Hat
6 11 (29.73%) Windows
7 10 (27.03%) Finance
8 9 (24.32%) Banking
8 9 (24.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (18.92%) Oracle Database
9 7 (18.92%) Migration
9 7 (18.92%) SQL
9 7 (18.92%) Solaris
9 7 (18.92%) SAN
10 6 (16.22%) ITIL
10 6 (16.22%) IBM
10 6 (16.22%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (16.22%) Puppet
10 6 (16.22%) Microsoft Azure
10 6 (16.22%) Data Centre
11 5 (13.51%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (13.51%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (13.51%) VMware
11 5 (13.51%) SQL Server
12 4 (10.81%) Tivoli
12 4 (10.81%) Veritas
12 4 (10.81%) Change Management
12 4 (10.81%) VMware Infrastructure
13 3 (8.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 3 (8.11%) PaaS

Unix Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (8.11%) WebSphere
2 2 (5.41%) OpenStack
2 2 (5.41%) Tomcat
2 2 (5.41%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.70%) Apache
3 1 (2.70%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.70%) MS Project
1 1 (2.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 6 (16.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (8.11%) PaaS
3 2 (5.41%) OpenShift
4 1 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.70%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (18.92%) SAN
2 3 (8.11%) TCP/IP
3 2 (5.41%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (5.41%) Firewall
3 2 (5.41%) Internet
3 2 (5.41%) NetScreen
4 1 (2.70%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (2.70%) HTTP
4 1 (2.70%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.92%) Oracle Database
2 5 (13.51%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.70%) DataStage
3 1 (2.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Git (software)
1 2 (5.41%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.70%) LoadRunner
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (2.70%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 10 (27.03%) Finance
2 9 (24.32%) Banking
3 1 (2.70%) Publishing
3 1 (2.70%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) IBM Integration Bus
1 1 (2.70%) Middleware
1 1 (2.70%) Oracle GoldenGate
1 1 (2.70%) POSIX
1 1 (2.70%) REST
1 1 (2.70%) SOAP
1 1 (2.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.22%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.41%) Clustering
2 2 (5.41%) DataPower
3 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.70%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.70%) Credit Derivative
3 1 (2.70%) Derivative
3 1 (2.70%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (2.70%) iSeries
3 1 (2.70%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.70%) Replication
3 1 (2.70%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 37 (100.00%) Unix
2 26 (70.27%) Linux
3 17 (45.95%) AIX
4 11 (29.73%) Windows
5 9 (24.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (18.92%) Solaris
7 5 (13.51%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (13.51%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (8.11%) HPUX
9 2 (5.41%) Windows Server
10 1 (2.70%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (18.92%) Migration
2 6 (16.22%) ITIL
2 6 (16.22%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (10.81%) Change Management
4 3 (8.11%) Identity Access Management
4 3 (8.11%) Problem Management
5 2 (5.41%) Configuration Management
5 2 (5.41%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (5.41%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (5.41%) DevOps
5 2 (5.41%) Information Security
5 2 (5.41%) Open Source
5 2 (5.41%) Release Management
5 2 (5.41%) Service Delivery
5 2 (5.41%) Service Management
6 1 (2.70%) ETL
6 1 (2.70%) Project Management
6 1 (2.70%) Risk Management
6 1 (2.70%) Scrum
6 1 (2.70%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 7 (18.92%) SQL
2 3 (8.11%) Perl
2 3 (8.11%) PHP
3 2 (5.41%) Java
3 2 (5.41%) Python
3 2 (5.41%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.70%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.70%) Bourne shell
4 1 (2.70%) C
4 1 (2.70%) Korn
4 1 (2.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (5.41%) CCNA
1 2 (5.41%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (5.41%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.70%) BC Cleared
2 1 (2.70%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (2.70%) Degree
2 1 (2.70%) DV Cleared
2 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.11%) SLA
2 2 (5.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (2.70%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (2.70%) ISO 9001
3 1 (2.70%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (10.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (8.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 2 (5.41%) XenServer
4 1 (2.70%) Docker
4 1 (2.70%) KVM
4 1 (2.70%) NFS
4 1 (2.70%) RHEV
4 1 (2.70%) SRDF
4 1 (2.70%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 1 (2.70%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (2.70%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (16.22%) Puppet
2 4 (10.81%) Tivoli
3 2 (5.41%) Nagios
3 2 (5.41%) NetBackup
3 2 (5.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (2.70%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (2.70%) Control-M
4 1 (2.70%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (2.70%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (2.70%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle ZFS
4 1 (2.70%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (2.70%) Simpana
4 1 (2.70%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 14 (37.84%) Oracle
2 12 (32.43%) Red Hat
3 6 (16.22%) IBM
4 5 (13.51%) VMware
5 4 (10.81%) Veritas
6 3 (8.11%) HP
6 3 (8.11%) Microsoft
7 2 (5.41%) Cisco
7 2 (5.41%) Juniper
7 2 (5.41%) Palo Alto
7 2 (5.41%) Sun
8 1 (2.70%) CA
8 1 (2.70%) CommVault
8 1 (2.70%) EMC
8 1 (2.70%) NetApp
8 1 (2.70%) Rackspace
8 1 (2.70%) ServiceNow
8 1 (2.70%) Splunk
8 1 (2.70%) Sybase
8 1 (2.70%) Talend