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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX Specialist
Rank 588 547 586
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +39
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Specialist 13 28 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.023% 0.053% 0.029%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.025% 0.057% 0.031%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 14 12
Average daily rate
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£340 £351 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.20% -6.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £250 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £575 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £275
% change year-on-year
+4.68% +16.36%
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
51170 49280 54602
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.36% 92.64% 92.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 30980 29240 30617
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1968 2111 2700
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.08 £38.98 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.98%

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 20 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 15 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 20 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 -40 12 £345 -4.82% 3
London +10 6 £400 -30.43% 2
City of London +29 1 £425 -26.08% 2
South East -6 1 - -
East of England -17 1 - -
Scotland -18 1 £250 -16.66%
West Midlands - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Leeds - - - - 1
St Albans - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1

UNIX Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 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 28 (100.00%) UNIX
2 18 (64.29%) Linux
3 14 (50.00%) Solaris
4 12 (42.86%) Red Hat
4 12 (42.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (39.29%) Oracle
6 10 (35.71%) Shell Script
7 9 (32.14%) Finance
8 8 (28.57%) VMware
9 7 (25.00%) IBM
9 7 (25.00%) Sun
9 7 (25.00%) HP
9 7 (25.00%) AIX
10 6 (21.43%) SSH
10 6 (21.43%) Oracle Database
11 5 (17.86%) SAN
11 5 (17.86%) NetApp
11 5 (17.86%) Project Management
12 4 (14.29%) Configuration Management
12 4 (14.29%) Middleware
12 4 (14.29%) Clustering
12 4 (14.29%) Financial Institution
12 4 (14.29%) Citrix
12 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
12 4 (14.29%) HPUX
12 4 (14.29%) FTP
12 4 (14.29%) Kerberos
12 4 (14.29%) SQL
12 4 (14.29%) RHEV
12 4 (14.29%) NAS

UNIX Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 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 3 (10.71%) Apache
1 3 (10.71%) WebSphere
2 2 (7.14%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (7.14%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.57%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.57%) TIBCO EMS
3 1 (3.57%) WordPress
3 1 (3.57%) nginx
3 1 (3.57%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (3.57%) Lync
3 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 6 (21.43%) SSH
2 5 (17.86%) SAN
3 4 (14.29%) NAS
3 4 (14.29%) FTP
3 4 (14.29%) Kerberos
4 3 (10.71%) Firewall
5 2 (7.14%) LDAP
6 1 (3.57%) LAN
6 1 (3.57%) WAN
6 1 (3.57%) HTTP
6 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
6 1 (3.57%) DNS
6 1 (3.57%) HTTPS
6 1 (3.57%) NetScaler
6 1 (3.57%) DMZ
6 1 (3.57%) iSCSI
6 1 (3.57%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (21.43%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.57%) MySQL
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) ClearCase
1 1 (3.57%) ClearQuest
1 1 (3.57%) Build Forge
General
1 9 (32.14%) Finance
2 4 (14.29%) Financial Institution
3 3 (10.71%) Banking
4 2 (7.14%) Legal
5 1 (3.57%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.29%) Middleware
2 3 (10.71%) EDI
3 2 (7.14%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (3.57%) Rendezvous
4 1 (3.57%) CGI
4 1 (3.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) Clustering
2 3 (10.71%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.57%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.57%) HACMP
3 1 (3.57%) LPAR
3 1 (3.57%) DLPAR
3 1 (3.57%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 28 (100.00%) UNIX
2 18 (64.29%) Linux
3 14 (50.00%) Solaris
4 12 (42.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (25.00%) AIX
6 4 (14.29%) HPUX
7 3 (10.71%) Windows
7 3 (10.71%) VMS
8 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (3.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.86%) Project Management
2 4 (14.29%) Configuration Management
3 3 (10.71%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (10.71%) Performance Analysis
3 3 (10.71%) ITIL
3 3 (10.71%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (7.14%) Migration
4 2 (7.14%) E-Commerce
5 1 (3.57%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.57%) Change Management
5 1 (3.57%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.57%) ITIL V3
5 1 (3.57%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 10 (35.71%) Shell Script
2 4 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 4 (14.29%) SQL
3 3 (10.71%) Java
3 3 (10.71%) Perl
4 2 (7.14%) PL/SQL
4 2 (7.14%) Korn
5 1 (3.57%) PHP
5 1 (3.57%) sed
5 1 (3.57%) AWK
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared
1 2 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.57%) Sun Certification
2 1 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (3.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) SLA
1 1 (3.57%) QA
System Software
1 4 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (14.29%) RHEV
2 3 (10.71%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.57%) NFS
3 1 (3.57%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) Tivoli
1 1 (3.57%) Tivoli Monitoring
1 1 (3.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (3.57%) BladeLogic
1 1 (3.57%) SCCM
1 1 (3.57%) SCOM
1 1 (3.57%) SCSM
Vendors
1 12 (42.86%) Red Hat
2 11 (39.29%) Oracle
3 8 (28.57%) VMware
4 7 (25.00%) IBM
4 7 (25.00%) Sun
4 7 (25.00%) HP
5 5 (17.86%) NetApp
6 4 (14.29%) Citrix
6 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
7 3 (10.71%) JBoss
8 1 (3.57%) Siebel
8 1 (3.57%) Informatica
8 1 (3.57%) Dell
8 1 (3.57%) TIBCO
8 1 (3.57%) McAfee
8 1 (3.57%) Axway
8 1 (3.57%) Splunk
8 1 (3.57%) Cyber-Ark
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