The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX Specialist
Rank 576 551 564
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +13
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Specialist 14 22 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.043% 0.029%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.028% 0.047% 0.032%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 13 10
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£340 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £580 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £320 £275
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +16.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50446 47302 53477
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.33% 92.50% 92.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 30538 27736 29864
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1983 2115 2716
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 1 August 2014.

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 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 Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 1 August 2014. 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 -11 12 £366 +4.27% 4
London +7 6 £394 -34.37% 2
City of London +27 2 £406 -29.34% 2
Scotland -22 2 £288 -4.16% 1
East of England -16 1 - - 1
Northern Ireland - - - - 1
County Londonderry - - - -
St Albans - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
Glasgow - - - - 1
Leeds - - - - 1

UNIX Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 29 (100.00%) UNIX
2 18 (62.07%) Linux
3 15 (51.72%) Solaris
4 11 (37.93%) Oracle
4 11 (37.93%) Red Hat
4 11 (37.93%) Shell Script
4 11 (37.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (34.48%) Finance
6 8 (27.59%) IBM
7 7 (24.14%) Sun
7 7 (24.14%) HP
7 7 (24.14%) AIX
7 7 (24.14%) VMware
8 6 (20.69%) SSH
8 6 (20.69%) Oracle Database
9 5 (17.24%) NetApp
9 5 (17.24%) Project Management
9 5 (17.24%) Middleware
10 4 (13.79%) Financial Institution
10 4 (13.79%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (13.79%) SAN
10 4 (13.79%) Citrix
10 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
10 4 (13.79%) HPUX
10 4 (13.79%) FTP
10 4 (13.79%) SQL
10 4 (13.79%) ITIL
10 4 (13.79%) WebSphere
10 4 (13.79%) Banking
10 4 (13.79%) Clustering

UNIX Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (13.79%) WebSphere
2 3 (10.34%) Apache
3 2 (6.90%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (6.90%) WebLogic
3 2 (6.90%) TIBCO EMS
4 1 (3.45%) WordPress
4 1 (3.45%) nginx
4 1 (3.45%) Lync
4 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.45%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.45%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.69%) SSH
2 4 (13.79%) SAN
2 4 (13.79%) FTP
3 3 (10.34%) NAS
3 3 (10.34%) Kerberos
3 3 (10.34%) Firewall
4 2 (6.90%) LDAP
5 1 (3.45%) iSCSI
5 1 (3.45%) NetScaler
5 1 (3.45%) OpenLDAP
5 1 (3.45%) HTTP
5 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.45%) DNS
5 1 (3.45%) HTTPS
5 1 (3.45%) LAN
5 1 (3.45%) WAN
5 1 (3.45%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.69%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (3.45%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Build Forge
1 1 (3.45%) ClearCase
1 1 (3.45%) ClearQuest
General
1 10 (34.48%) Finance
2 4 (13.79%) Financial Institution
2 4 (13.79%) Banking
3 2 (6.90%) Legal
3 2 (6.90%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.24%) Middleware
2 3 (10.34%) EDI
2 3 (10.34%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (6.90%) Rendezvous
4 1 (3.45%) Web Services
4 1 (3.45%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Clustering
2 2 (6.90%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.45%) LPAR
3 1 (3.45%) DLPAR
3 1 (3.45%) EqualLogic
3 1 (3.45%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.45%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 29 (100.00%) UNIX
2 18 (62.07%) Linux
3 15 (51.72%) Solaris
4 11 (37.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (24.14%) AIX
6 4 (13.79%) HPUX
7 3 (10.34%) Windows
8 2 (6.90%) VMS
9 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (3.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.24%) Project Management
2 4 (13.79%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (13.79%) ITIL
3 3 (10.34%) Configuration Management
4 2 (6.90%) Migration
4 2 (6.90%) E-Commerce
4 2 (6.90%) Performance Analysis
4 2 (6.90%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (6.90%) Change Management
5 1 (3.45%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.45%) Project Planning
5 1 (3.45%) Change Control
5 1 (3.45%) ITIL V3
5 1 (3.45%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 11 (37.93%) Shell Script
2 4 (13.79%) SQL
2 4 (13.79%) PowerShell
3 3 (10.34%) Java
3 3 (10.34%) Perl
4 2 (6.90%) PL/SQL
4 2 (6.90%) Korn
5 1 (3.45%) AWK
5 1 (3.45%) sed
5 1 (3.45%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) SC Cleared
1 3 (10.34%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.90%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.45%) Degree
3 1 (3.45%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) QA
1 1 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (10.34%) RHEV
1 3 (10.34%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.45%) XenApp
2 1 (3.45%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (3.45%) NFS
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) BladeLogic
2 1 (3.45%) SCCM
2 1 (3.45%) SCOM
2 1 (3.45%) SCSM
2 1 (3.45%) Tivoli
2 1 (3.45%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 1 (3.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 11 (37.93%) Oracle
1 11 (37.93%) Red Hat
2 8 (27.59%) IBM
3 7 (24.14%) Sun
3 7 (24.14%) HP
3 7 (24.14%) VMware
4 5 (17.24%) NetApp
5 4 (13.79%) Citrix
5 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
6 3 (10.34%) JBoss
7 2 (6.90%) TIBCO
7 2 (6.90%) Cyber-Ark
7 2 (6.90%) Splunk
8 1 (3.45%) Axway
8 1 (3.45%) Siebel
8 1 (3.45%) McAfee
8 1 (3.45%) Informatica
8 1 (3.45%) Veritas
8 1 (3.45%) Dell
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