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 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX Specialist
Rank 594 569 534
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -35
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Specialist 13 13 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.025% 0.032%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.026% 0.027% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 9
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £325 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £382 £405 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £425
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -23.52%
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
50008 48637 43579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.32% 92.39% 92.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 30924 30184 25017
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 £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1983 2005 2160
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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
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 10 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 22 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 -27 8 £370 -1.33% 1
Scotland -3 5 £330 +1.53%
London -8 5 - - 1
Edinburgh -2 3 - -
Glasgow - 2 £330 -
Manchester - 2 £390 -
North West - 2 £390 -
East of England - 1 £350 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £350 -
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £350 -

UNIX Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 26 (100.00%) UNIX
2 15 (57.69%) Linux
3 14 (53.85%) Finance
4 13 (50.00%) Solaris
5 10 (38.46%) Change Management
6 9 (34.62%) IBM
6 9 (34.62%) SAN
6 9 (34.62%) Veritas
7 7 (26.92%) Red Hat
7 7 (26.92%) NetApp
7 7 (26.92%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 7 (26.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (23.08%) Banking
8 6 (23.08%) AIX
9 5 (19.23%) Oracle
9 5 (19.23%) Hitachi
9 5 (19.23%) Process Management
9 5 (19.23%) Shell Script
9 5 (19.23%) VMware
9 5 (19.23%) Retail
9 5 (19.23%) Asset Management
9 5 (19.23%) LPAR
10 4 (15.38%) HPUX
11 3 (11.54%) Internet
11 3 (11.54%) EMC
12 2 (7.69%) Clustering
12 2 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
12 2 (7.69%) Migration
12 2 (7.69%) Oracle Certification
12 2 (7.69%) ITIL

UNIX Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) FLEXCUBE
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 9 (34.62%) SAN
2 3 (11.54%) Internet
3 2 (7.69%) DNS
3 2 (7.69%) LDAP
4 1 (3.85%) NAS
4 1 (3.85%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (3.85%) DHCP
4 1 (3.85%) Kerberos
4 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.85%) Firewall
4 1 (3.85%) DAB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database
1 1 (3.85%) MongoDB
1 1 (3.85%) Data Mining
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Toad
General
1 14 (53.85%) Finance
2 6 (23.08%) Banking
3 5 (19.23%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) LPAR
2 2 (7.69%) Clustering
3 1 (3.85%) User Experience
3 1 (3.85%) iSeries
3 1 (3.85%) SWIFT
3 1 (3.85%) HACMP
3 1 (3.85%) Fixed Income
3 1 (3.85%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 26 (100.00%) UNIX
2 15 (57.69%) Linux
3 13 (50.00%) Solaris
4 7 (26.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (23.08%) AIX
6 4 (15.38%) HPUX
7 1 (3.85%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (38.46%) Change Management
2 5 (19.23%) Process Management
2 5 (19.23%) Asset Management
3 2 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (7.69%) Migration
3 2 (7.69%) ITIL
3 2 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (3.85%) Change Control
4 1 (3.85%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (3.85%) Vulnerability Management
4 1 (3.85%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (3.85%) ITIL V3
4 1 (3.85%) OO
4 1 (3.85%) Configuration Management
4 1 (3.85%) Project Management
4 1 (3.85%) Service Management
4 1 (3.85%) Business Continuity
4 1 (3.85%) Incident Management
4 1 (3.85%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (19.23%) Shell Script
2 2 (7.69%) SQL
3 1 (3.85%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (3.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) OCP
2 1 (3.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (26.92%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (3.85%) GPFS
2 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.85%) PowerHA
2 1 (3.85%) NFS
2 1 (3.85%) Samba
2 1 (3.85%) VMware ESX
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (3.85%) Red Hat Satellite
2 1 (3.85%) Tivoli
2 1 (3.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (3.85%) Netcool
2 1 (3.85%) Netcool/OMNIbus
2 1 (3.85%) NetBackup
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 9 (34.62%) IBM
1 9 (34.62%) Veritas
2 7 (26.92%) Red Hat
2 7 (26.92%) NetApp
3 5 (19.23%) Oracle
3 5 (19.23%) Hitachi
3 5 (19.23%) VMware
4 3 (11.54%) EMC
5 1 (3.85%) SolarWinds
5 1 (3.85%) F5
5 1 (3.85%) Cisco
5 1 (3.85%) Business Objects
5 1 (3.85%) CheckPoint
5 1 (3.85%) CommVault
5 1 (3.85%) Sun
5 1 (3.85%) HP
5 1 (3.85%) Dell
5 1 (3.85%) Ab Initio
5 1 (3.85%) Crossbeam