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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX Specialist
Rank 590 585 541
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -44
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Specialist 12 13 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.024% 0.036%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.023% 0.026% 0.039%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 9
Average daily rate
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£390 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £325 £384
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £453 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £325 £425
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -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
51453 50379 44110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.36% 92.31% 92.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 31274 30773 25223
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 £560 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2016 1989 2173
Average hourly rate £17.46 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.25% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.70 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.57% -

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 12 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 28 April 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 -6 9 £390 -6.02% 1
London -2 5 - -
Edinburgh -1 3 - -
Scotland -5 3 - - 1
North West -17 2 £390 -
Manchester - 2 £390 -
South East -18 1 £400 -
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £350 -
Hampshire - 1 £400 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £350 -
East of England - 1 £350 - 1
Farnborough - 1 £400 -

UNIX Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 27 (100.00%) UNIX
2 17 (62.96%) Linux
3 16 (59.26%) Solaris
3 16 (59.26%) Finance
4 10 (37.04%) Change Management
4 10 (37.04%) NetApp
4 10 (37.04%) Veritas
4 10 (37.04%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 9 (33.33%) IBM
5 9 (33.33%) SAN
6 8 (29.63%) Shell Script
7 7 (25.93%) Red Hat
7 7 (25.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (22.22%) AIX
8 6 (22.22%) Banking
9 5 (18.52%) Retail
9 5 (18.52%) Asset Management
9 5 (18.52%) Hitachi
9 5 (18.52%) Process Management
9 5 (18.52%) LPAR
10 4 (14.81%) HPUX
10 4 (14.81%) Oracle
11 3 (11.11%) Internet
11 3 (11.11%) EMC
11 3 (11.11%) VMware
12 2 (7.41%) Oracle Certification
12 2 (7.41%) Migration
12 2 (7.41%) Clustering
12 2 (7.41%) SQL
12 2 (7.41%) ITIL

UNIX Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 (3.70%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (3.70%) FLEXCUBE
Communications & Networking
1 9 (33.33%) SAN
2 3 (11.11%) Internet
3 2 (7.41%) LDAP
3 2 (7.41%) DNS
4 1 (3.70%) DHCP
4 1 (3.70%) Kerberos
4 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.70%) DAB
4 1 (3.70%) Firewall
4 1 (3.70%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (3.70%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.70%) Data Mining
1 1 (3.70%) MongoDB
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Toad
General
1 16 (59.26%) Finance
2 6 (22.22%) Banking
3 5 (18.52%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) LPAR
2 2 (7.41%) Clustering
3 1 (3.70%) Derivative
3 1 (3.70%) iSeries
3 1 (3.70%) HACMP
3 1 (3.70%) Fixed Income
3 1 (3.70%) SWIFT
3 1 (3.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 27 (100.00%) UNIX
2 17 (62.96%) Linux
3 16 (59.26%) Solaris
4 7 (25.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (22.22%) AIX
6 4 (14.81%) HPUX
7 1 (3.70%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (37.04%) Change Management
2 5 (18.52%) Asset Management
2 5 (18.52%) Process Management
3 2 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (7.41%) Migration
3 2 (7.41%) ITIL
4 1 (3.70%) OO
4 1 (3.70%) Configuration Management
4 1 (3.70%) Project Management
4 1 (3.70%) Service Management
4 1 (3.70%) Business Continuity
4 1 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (3.70%) Change Control
4 1 (3.70%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (3.70%) Vulnerability Management
4 1 (3.70%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (3.70%) Incident Management
4 1 (3.70%) Resource Management
4 1 (3.70%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 8 (29.63%) Shell Script
2 2 (7.41%) SQL
3 1 (3.70%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (3.70%) Degree
2 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (3.70%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (37.04%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (3.70%) PowerHA
2 1 (3.70%) GPFS
2 1 (3.70%) NFS
2 1 (3.70%) Samba
2 1 (3.70%) VMware ESX
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Satellite
2 1 (3.70%) Tivoli
2 1 (3.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (3.70%) Netcool
2 1 (3.70%) Netcool/OMNIbus
2 1 (3.70%) NetBackup
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 10 (37.04%) NetApp
1 10 (37.04%) Veritas
2 9 (33.33%) IBM
3 7 (25.93%) Red Hat
4 5 (18.52%) Hitachi
5 4 (14.81%) Oracle
6 3 (11.11%) EMC
6 3 (11.11%) VMware
7 1 (3.70%) Crossbeam
7 1 (3.70%) SolarWinds
7 1 (3.70%) F5
7 1 (3.70%) CheckPoint
7 1 (3.70%) Ab Initio
7 1 (3.70%) CommVault
7 1 (3.70%) Business Objects
7 1 (3.70%) Cisco
7 1 (3.70%) Sun
7 1 (3.70%) HP
7 1 (3.70%) Dell