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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix Specialist
Rank 635 627 585
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -42
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Specialist 26 15 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.048% 0.026% 0.046%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.051% 0.028% 0.049%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 9 17
Median daily rate £410 £340 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.66% -9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £280 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £415 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £335 £335
% change year-on-year
-4.47% -
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
51181 53984 51041
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.77% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 33252 34149 30933
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1553 2015 2063
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.85 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 +8 22 £428 +25.95% 3
London +1 8 £432 -9.15% 1
Hampshire +5 5 £400 +6.66%
South East +5 5 £400 +39.13% 1
Glasgow +3 4 £290 -12.12%
Scotland 0 4 £290 -12.12% 1
North East -45 3 £280 -6.66%
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £280 -
Tyne and Wear - 3 £280 -
North West +9 2 £410 +2.50%
Yorkshire - 2 £556 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £556 -
Sheffield - 2 £556 -
City of London +47 1 - -
Lancashire -5 1 £370 -7.50%
West Midlands -28 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 £450 -
Basingstoke - 1 - -
Preston - 1 £370 -
Warwick - 1 - -

Unix Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 46 (100.00%) Unix
2 31 (67.39%) Linux
3 21 (45.65%) AIX
4 19 (41.30%) Oracle
5 13 (28.26%) Red Hat
5 13 (28.26%) Finance
6 11 (23.91%) Solaris
6 11 (23.91%) Windows
7 9 (19.57%) ITIL
8 8 (17.39%) Banking
9 7 (15.22%) Migration
9 7 (15.22%) SQL
9 7 (15.22%) Oracle Database
9 7 (15.22%) Data Centre
10 6 (13.04%) SAN
10 6 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (10.87%) Release Management
11 5 (10.87%) Internet
11 5 (10.87%) Perl
11 5 (10.87%) SQL Server
11 5 (10.87%) Identity Access Management
11 5 (10.87%) Cybersecurity
11 5 (10.87%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (10.87%) Microsoft Azure
11 5 (10.87%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (10.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (10.87%) Puppet
12 4 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
12 4 (8.70%) Configuration Management
12 4 (8.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley

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 (6.52%) JBoss
1 3 (6.52%) OpenStack
1 3 (6.52%) WebLogic
2 2 (4.35%) Apache
3 1 (2.17%) Apache Pig
3 1 (2.17%) Apache Spark
3 1 (2.17%) SAS
3 1 (2.17%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.17%) MS Project
1 1 (2.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.35%) OpenShift
2 2 (4.35%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.04%) SAN
2 5 (10.87%) Internet
3 4 (8.70%) Firewall
4 2 (4.35%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (4.35%) NetScreen
4 2 (4.35%) SSL
4 2 (4.35%) tcpdump
5 1 (2.17%) DNS
5 1 (2.17%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (2.17%) iSCSI
5 1 (2.17%) LDAP
5 1 (2.17%) NAS
5 1 (2.17%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.22%) Oracle Database
2 5 (10.87%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.35%) Big Data
3 2 (4.35%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (4.35%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.17%) Apache Hive
4 1 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.17%) DB2
4 1 (2.17%) MySQL
4 1 (2.17%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 3 (6.52%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.35%) Artifactory
2 2 (4.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (4.35%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.35%) Gradle
2 2 (4.35%) Maven
2 2 (4.35%) TortoiseSVN
3 1 (2.17%) ClearCase
3 1 (2.17%) LoadRunner
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (2.17%) StarTeam
General
1 13 (28.26%) Finance
2 8 (17.39%) Banking
3 2 (4.35%) Retail
4 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.52%) Web Services
2 2 (4.35%) REST
2 2 (4.35%) SOAP
3 1 (2.17%) LAMP
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.22%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.52%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.35%) Clustering
3 2 (4.35%) DataPower
4 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.17%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.17%) Credit Derivative
4 1 (2.17%) Derivative
4 1 (2.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.17%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 46 (100.00%) Unix
2 31 (67.39%) Linux
3 21 (45.65%) AIX
4 11 (23.91%) Solaris
4 11 (23.91%) Windows
5 5 (10.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (10.87%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (10.87%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (6.52%) HPUX
6 3 (6.52%) Windows Server
7 1 (2.17%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (2.17%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (19.57%) ITIL
2 7 (15.22%) Migration
3 6 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (10.87%) Cybersecurity
4 5 (10.87%) Identity Access Management
4 5 (10.87%) Release Management
5 4 (8.70%) Change Management
5 4 (8.70%) Configuration Management
5 4 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (8.70%) Problem Management
5 4 (8.70%) Service Management
6 3 (6.52%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (6.52%) Incident Management
6 3 (6.52%) Service Delivery
7 2 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (4.35%) DevOps
7 2 (4.35%) Information Security
7 2 (4.35%) QMS
7 2 (4.35%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (4.35%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 7 (15.22%) SQL
2 5 (10.87%) Perl
3 3 (6.52%) Java
4 2 (4.35%) Bash Shell
4 2 (4.35%) Korn
4 2 (4.35%) Python
5 1 (2.17%) C-shell
5 1 (2.17%) PHP
5 1 (2.17%) Ruby
5 1 (2.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (8.70%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.52%) Degree
2 3 (6.52%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (4.35%) CCNA
3 2 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.17%) BC Cleared
4 1 (2.17%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 4 (8.70%) SLA
2 2 (4.35%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (4.35%) ISO 9001
3 1 (2.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 2 (4.35%) XenServer
3 1 (2.17%) Apache Flume
3 1 (2.17%) NFS
3 1 (2.17%) PowerHA
3 1 (2.17%) Samba
3 1 (2.17%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 1 (2.17%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (2.17%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 5 (10.87%) Puppet
2 4 (8.70%) Tivoli
3 3 (6.52%) Nagios
4 2 (4.35%) Red Hat Satellite
4 2 (4.35%) ZABBIX
5 1 (2.17%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (2.17%) CFEngine
5 1 (2.17%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (2.17%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (2.17%) NetBackup
5 1 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (2.17%) Oracle ZFS
5 1 (2.17%) Simpana
5 1 (2.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 19 (41.30%) Oracle
2 13 (28.26%) Red Hat
3 4 (8.70%) HP
3 4 (8.70%) IBM
3 4 (8.70%) VMware
4 3 (6.52%) Microsoft
4 3 (6.52%) Veritas
5 2 (4.35%) CA
5 2 (4.35%) Cisco
5 2 (4.35%) F5
5 2 (4.35%) Informatica
5 2 (4.35%) Juniper
5 2 (4.35%) Palo Alto
5 2 (4.35%) ServiceNow
5 2 (4.35%) Sun
6 1 (2.17%) CommVault
6 1 (2.17%) Dell
6 1 (2.17%) NetApp
6 1 (2.17%) Netezza
6 1 (2.17%) Teradata