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 29 December 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX Specialist
Rank 573 558 543
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -15
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Specialist 18 6 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.033% 0.012% 0.025%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.036% 0.013% 0.027%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 1 6
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£408 £475 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.21% +18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £475 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £321 £475 £388
% change year-on-year
-32.52% +22.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 - -

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
49661 47331 45270
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.07% 92.46% 92.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 31654 28484 25553
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2007 2082 2584
Average hourly rate £16.08 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.11% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 29 December 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 19 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 29 December 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 -9 13 £420 -11.57% 2
London +12 9 £425 - 1
City of London - 7 £425 -
Scotland - 5 £301 -
South East -21 3 £408 -14.21%
Glasgow - 3 £301 -
Surrey -5 2 £411 -13.42%
West Sussex - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 1
East of England - - - -
Northern Ireland - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
County Antrim - - - -
Belfast - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Gatwick - - - -

UNIX Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 26 (100.00%) UNIX
2 18 (69.23%) Linux
3 16 (61.54%) Solaris
4 15 (57.69%) Finance
5 10 (38.46%) Shell Script
6 9 (34.62%) Veritas
6 9 (34.62%) Red Hat
6 9 (34.62%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 8 (30.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (30.77%) NetApp
7 8 (30.77%) Oracle
8 7 (26.92%) SAN
9 5 (19.23%) Perl
9 5 (19.23%) AIX
10 4 (15.38%) LDAP
10 4 (15.38%) DNS
10 4 (15.38%) IBM
10 4 (15.38%) Banking
10 4 (15.38%) VMware
10 4 (15.38%) Dell
10 4 (15.38%) Oracle Database
11 3 (11.54%) Performance Analysis
11 3 (11.54%) Continuous Improvement
11 3 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
11 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
11 3 (11.54%) HACMP
11 3 (11.54%) Configuration Management
11 3 (11.54%) Project Management
11 3 (11.54%) Sun
11 3 (11.54%) HP

UNIX Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 2 (7.69%) JBoss
1 2 (7.69%) Apache
2 1 (3.85%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.85%) nginx
2 1 (3.85%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (3.85%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (3.85%) FLEXCUBE
Communications & Networking
1 7 (26.92%) SAN
2 4 (15.38%) LDAP
2 4 (15.38%) DNS
3 3 (11.54%) Kerberos
3 3 (11.54%) TCP/IP
4 2 (7.69%) NAS
4 2 (7.69%) Firewall
4 2 (7.69%) SSH
5 1 (3.85%) iSCSI
5 1 (3.85%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (3.85%) OpenLDAP
5 1 (3.85%) Internet
5 1 (3.85%) DAB
5 1 (3.85%) LAN
5 1 (3.85%) WAN
5 1 (3.85%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (15.38%) Oracle Database
2 3 (11.54%) MySQL
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (3.85%) Toad
General
1 15 (57.69%) Finance
2 4 (15.38%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) HACMP
1 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.69%) Mainframe
2 2 (7.69%) Clustering
3 1 (3.85%) Derivative
3 1 (3.85%) LPAR
3 1 (3.85%) DLPAR
3 1 (3.85%) EqualLogic
3 1 (3.85%) SWIFT
3 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.85%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 26 (100.00%) UNIX
2 18 (69.23%) Linux
3 16 (61.54%) Solaris
4 8 (30.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (19.23%) AIX
6 3 (11.54%) HPUX
7 2 (7.69%) VMS
8 1 (3.85%) Windows XP
8 1 (3.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (11.54%) Configuration Management
1 3 (11.54%) Project Management
1 3 (11.54%) ITIL
1 3 (11.54%) Continuous Improvement
1 3 (11.54%) Performance Analysis
2 2 (7.69%) ITIL V3
2 2 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (7.69%) E-Commerce
2 2 (7.69%) Migration
3 1 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (3.85%) Incident Management
3 1 (3.85%) Service Delivery
3 1 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (3.85%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 10 (38.46%) Shell Script
2 5 (19.23%) Perl
3 1 (3.85%) PL/SQL
3 1 (3.85%) SQL
3 1 (3.85%) Korn
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
1 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) SLA
1 1 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 9 (34.62%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 3 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (11.54%) NFS
3 2 (7.69%) Active Directory
3 2 (7.69%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 2 (7.69%) RHEV
4 1 (3.85%) RACF
4 1 (3.85%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) OpenView
1 2 (7.69%) Control-M
1 2 (7.69%) NetBackup
1 2 (7.69%) Puppet
1 2 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.85%) Tivoli
2 1 (3.85%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 1 (3.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 9 (34.62%) Veritas
1 9 (34.62%) Red Hat
2 8 (30.77%) NetApp
2 8 (30.77%) Oracle
3 4 (15.38%) IBM
3 4 (15.38%) Dell
3 4 (15.38%) VMware
4 3 (11.54%) Sun
4 3 (11.54%) HP
5 2 (7.69%) Symantec
6 1 (3.85%) Ab Initio
6 1 (3.85%) Crossbeam
6 1 (3.85%) F5
6 1 (3.85%) Business Objects
6 1 (3.85%) Cisco
6 1 (3.85%) CheckPoint