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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix Specialist
Rank 624 650 618
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -32
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Specialist 24 10 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.045% 0.017% 0.030%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.047% 0.018% 0.032%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 5 7
Median daily rate £410 £300 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.66% -22.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £247 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £365 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £300 £381
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -21.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
50559 55175 53302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.96% 93.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 33062 35242 32521
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1693 2081 2120
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.37 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +5.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 28 September 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 18 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 28 September 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 +30 18 £421 +45.00% 4
London -2 7 £425 - 2
Scotland +13 5 £290 -
North East -14 4 £320 +21.90%
Tyne and Wear - 4 £320 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 £320 -
Edinburgh +16 3 - -
Hampshire +16 2 £330 -12.00% 1
South East +15 2 £330 -12.00% 1
Yorkshire - 2 £556 -
Glasgow - 2 £290 -
Sheffield - 2 £556 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £556 -
North West +13 1 - -
South West - 1 - -
Cumbria - 1 - -
Croydon - 1 £400 -
City of London - 1 - - 2

Unix Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 47 (100.00%) Unix
2 32 (68.09%) Linux
3 21 (44.68%) AIX
4 20 (42.55%) Oracle
5 17 (36.17%) Solaris
6 14 (29.79%) Red Hat
7 13 (27.66%) ITIL
8 12 (25.53%) Finance
9 10 (21.28%) Perl
10 9 (19.15%) Banking
11 8 (17.02%) Security Cleared
11 8 (17.02%) Windows
12 7 (14.89%) SQL
12 7 (14.89%) Service Delivery
12 7 (14.89%) SC Cleared
12 7 (14.89%) Puppet
12 7 (14.89%) Oracle Database
13 6 (12.77%) Jenkins
13 6 (12.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (12.77%) Release Management
13 6 (12.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 6 (12.77%) SAN
13 6 (12.77%) HPUX
14 5 (10.64%) SOA
14 5 (10.64%) Shell Script
14 5 (10.64%) Problem Management
14 5 (10.64%) Continuous Integration
14 5 (10.64%) Migration
14 5 (10.64%) PostgreSQL
14 5 (10.64%) Cybersecurity

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 4 (8.51%) JBoss
1 4 (8.51%) OpenStack
1 4 (8.51%) WebLogic
2 3 (6.38%) Apache
3 1 (2.13%) Apache Pig
3 1 (2.13%) Apache Spark
3 1 (2.13%) GemFire
3 1 (2.13%) iPlanet
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (2.13%) SAS
3 1 (2.13%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.13%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.13%) MS Project
1 1 (2.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (8.51%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.26%) OpenShift
2 2 (4.26%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.77%) SAN
2 4 (8.51%) Internet
2 4 (8.51%) TCP/IP
3 3 (6.38%) Firewall
4 2 (4.26%) DNS
4 2 (4.26%) iSCSI
4 2 (4.26%) LDAP
4 2 (4.26%) SSL
4 2 (4.26%) tcpdump
4 2 (4.26%) WAN
5 1 (2.13%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.89%) Oracle Database
2 5 (10.64%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (6.38%) Hadoop
3 3 (6.38%) MySQL
3 3 (6.38%) SQL Server
4 2 (4.26%) Big Data
4 2 (4.26%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (4.26%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.13%) Apache Hive
5 1 (2.13%) DB2
5 1 (2.13%) SAP HANA
5 1 (2.13%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 6 (12.77%) Jenkins
2 3 (6.38%) Git (software)
2 3 (6.38%) JIRA
3 2 (4.26%) Artifactory
3 2 (4.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (4.26%) ClearCase
3 2 (4.26%) Gradle
3 2 (4.26%) Maven
3 2 (4.26%) StarTeam
3 2 (4.26%) TortoiseSVN
4 1 (2.13%) LoadRunner
General
1 12 (25.53%) Finance
2 9 (19.15%) Banking
3 2 (4.26%) Retail
4 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.38%) ActiveMQ
2 2 (4.26%) LAMP
2 2 (4.26%) REST
2 2 (4.26%) SOAP
2 2 (4.26%) Web Services
3 1 (2.13%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (2.13%) J2EE
3 1 (2.13%) JMS
3 1 (2.13%) Middleware
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.64%) Data Centre
2 4 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.51%) Clustering
2 4 (8.51%) Management Information System
3 3 (6.38%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.26%) DataPower
5 1 (2.13%) Credit Derivative
5 1 (2.13%) Derivative
5 1 (2.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (2.13%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 47 (100.00%) Unix
2 32 (68.09%) Linux
3 21 (44.68%) AIX
4 17 (36.17%) Solaris
5 8 (17.02%) Windows
6 6 (12.77%) HPUX
6 6 (12.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (6.38%) Windows Server
7 3 (6.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (6.38%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (4.26%) SUSE
9 1 (2.13%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (27.66%) ITIL
2 7 (14.89%) Service Delivery
3 6 (12.77%) Release Management
4 5 (10.64%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (10.64%) Cybersecurity
4 5 (10.64%) DevOps
4 5 (10.64%) Migration
4 5 (10.64%) Problem Management
4 5 (10.64%) SOA
5 4 (8.51%) Change Management
5 4 (8.51%) Configuration Management
5 4 (8.51%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (8.51%) Identity Access Management
5 4 (8.51%) Incident Management
5 4 (8.51%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (6.38%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (6.38%) Service Management
7 2 (4.26%) Information Security
7 2 (4.26%) QMS
7 2 (4.26%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (21.28%) Perl
2 7 (14.89%) SQL
3 5 (10.64%) Shell Script
4 4 (8.51%) Java
5 2 (4.26%) Bash Shell
5 2 (4.26%) C-shell
5 2 (4.26%) Korn
5 2 (4.26%) Python
6 1 (2.13%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (17.02%) Security Cleared
2 7 (14.89%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.38%) Degree
4 2 (4.26%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.13%) BC Cleared
5 1 (2.13%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (8.51%) SLA
3 2 (4.26%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (4.26%) ISO 9001
4 1 (2.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (6.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.26%) Samba
2 2 (4.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 2 (4.26%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 2 (4.26%) XenServer
3 1 (2.13%) Apache Flume
3 1 (2.13%) PowerHA
3 1 (2.13%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (2.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (14.89%) Puppet
2 4 (8.51%) ZABBIX
3 3 (6.38%) Ambari
3 3 (6.38%) Nagios
3 3 (6.38%) QRadar
4 2 (4.26%) Tivoli
5 1 (2.13%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (2.13%) CFEngine
5 1 (2.13%) Graphite
5 1 (2.13%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (2.13%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (2.13%) NetBackup
5 1 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (2.13%) Opsview
5 1 (2.13%) Oracle ZFS
5 1 (2.13%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 20 (42.55%) Oracle
2 14 (29.79%) Red Hat
3 4 (8.51%) HP
3 4 (8.51%) VMware
4 3 (6.38%) F5
4 3 (6.38%) Microsoft
4 3 (6.38%) Splunk
4 3 (6.38%) Sun
4 3 (6.38%) Veritas
5 2 (4.26%) CA
5 2 (4.26%) IBM
5 2 (4.26%) Informatica
5 2 (4.26%) ServiceNow
6 1 (2.13%) Cisco
6 1 (2.13%) Dell
6 1 (2.13%) EMC
6 1 (2.13%) LANDesk
6 1 (2.13%) SAP
6 1 (2.13%) Teradata