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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unix Specialist
UK
Rank 573 611 598
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Specialist 21 18 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.046% 0.035% 0.035%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.049% 0.036% 0.037%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 9 12
Median daily rate £420 £388 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.38% -8.82%
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £408 £301
% change year-on-year
+3.06% +35.38%
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
42966 49399 48939
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.99% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28025 31812 30247
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1562 1656 1895
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £40.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

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 22 February 2017.

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 16 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 22 February 2017. 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 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 +42 15 £425 +9.67% 2
South East +29 7 £419 +2.76%
Hampshire +16 7 £419 +2.76%
Scotland +33 4 £378 -
Winchester +5 4 £425 +4.29%
Glasgow - 4 £378 -
London +21 3 £625 +66.66%
North West - 3 £425 -
Yorkshire +16 2 £404 -
Manchester - 2 £425 -
West Yorkshire +15 1 £420 -
Pudsey -4 1 £420 -
Merseyside - 1 £420 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £388 -
Liverpool - 1 £420 -
Barnsley - 1 £388 -

Unix Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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 41 (100.00%) Unix
2 30 (73.17%) Linux
3 19 (46.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 18 (43.90%) Red Hat
5 16 (39.02%) AIX
6 14 (34.15%) Solaris
7 11 (26.83%) Oracle
8 10 (24.39%) Banking
9 9 (21.95%) VMware
9 9 (21.95%) SAN
9 9 (21.95%) Finance
10 8 (19.51%) Perl
10 8 (19.51%) Security Cleared
10 8 (19.51%) Analytical Skills
11 7 (17.07%) SC Cleared
11 7 (17.07%) Veritas
12 6 (14.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 6 (14.63%) Puppet
13 5 (12.20%) Degree
13 5 (12.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 5 (12.20%) Shell Script
13 5 (12.20%) SUSE
13 5 (12.20%) HPUX
13 5 (12.20%) JBoss
13 5 (12.20%) SLA
13 5 (12.20%) IBM
13 5 (12.20%) Splunk
13 5 (12.20%) Opscode Chef
14 4 (9.76%) Cobbler
14 4 (9.76%) DevOps

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 5 (12.20%) JBoss
2 2 (4.88%) Apache
2 2 (4.88%) Liferay
2 2 (4.88%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.44%) Apache Solr
3 1 (2.44%) iPlanet
3 1 (2.44%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (2.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (2.44%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.44%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 3 (7.32%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 9 (21.95%) SAN
2 4 (9.76%) DNS
3 2 (4.88%) Firewall
3 2 (4.88%) LDAP
3 2 (4.88%) SSH
3 2 (4.88%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.44%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.76%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (4.88%) Oracle BI EE
2 2 (4.88%) Oracle Discoverer
3 1 (2.44%) Data Mart
3 1 (2.44%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.44%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Git (software)
1 2 (4.88%) Jenkins
1 2 (4.88%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (2.44%) Apache Ivy
2 1 (2.44%) ClearCase
2 1 (2.44%) ClearQuest
2 1 (2.44%) JIRA
2 1 (2.44%) JUnit
2 1 (2.44%) Selenium
2 1 (2.44%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (2.44%) Subversion
General
1 10 (24.39%) Banking
2 9 (21.95%) Finance
3 1 (2.44%) Front Office
3 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.88%) Oracle ADF
2 1 (2.44%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (2.44%) CGI
2 1 (2.44%) J2EE
2 1 (2.44%) Murex MxML
2 1 (2.44%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (2.44%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.51%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.32%) Clustering
2 3 (7.32%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.88%) DataPower
3 2 (4.88%) Replication
3 2 (4.88%) Smart Meter
4 1 (2.44%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 41 (100.00%) Unix
2 30 (73.17%) Linux
3 19 (46.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 16 (39.02%) AIX
5 14 (34.15%) Solaris
6 5 (12.20%) HPUX
6 5 (12.20%) SUSE
7 3 (7.32%) Windows
8 1 (2.44%) Apple iOS
8 1 (2.44%) Tru64
8 1 (2.44%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (9.76%) DevOps
1 4 (9.76%) Service Delivery
2 3 (7.32%) Identity Access Management
2 3 (7.32%) Patch Management
2 3 (7.32%) Process Improvement
2 3 (7.32%) Regulatory Compliance
3 2 (4.88%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (4.88%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (4.88%) High Availability
3 2 (4.88%) ITIL
3 2 (4.88%) Migration
3 2 (4.88%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (4.88%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (4.88%) Privileged Access Management
3 2 (4.88%) Security Patching
3 2 (4.88%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (2.44%) Data Modelling
4 1 (2.44%) Risk Management
4 1 (2.44%) Service Management
4 1 (2.44%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 8 (19.51%) Perl
2 5 (12.20%) Shell Script
3 4 (9.76%) SQL
4 2 (4.88%) Korn
4 2 (4.88%) Python
5 1 (2.44%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.44%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (19.51%) Security Cleared
2 7 (17.07%) SC Cleared
3 5 (12.20%) Degree
4 3 (7.32%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (14.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 5 (12.20%) SLA
3 1 (2.44%) MiFID
System Software
1 4 (9.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (7.32%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 2 (4.88%) Tivoli Directory Server
4 1 (2.44%) Active Directory
4 1 (2.44%) NFS
4 1 (2.44%) PowerHA
4 1 (2.44%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (2.44%) Veritas File System
4 1 (2.44%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (14.63%) Puppet
2 5 (12.20%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (12.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 4 (9.76%) Cobbler
4 3 (7.32%) QRadar
4 3 (7.32%) Tivoli
5 2 (4.88%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (4.88%) NetBackup
5 2 (4.88%) Oracle ZFS
6 1 (2.44%) Ambari
6 1 (2.44%) Ansible
6 1 (2.44%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (2.44%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (2.44%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 1 (2.44%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 18 (43.90%) Red Hat
2 11 (26.83%) Oracle
3 9 (21.95%) VMware
4 7 (17.07%) Veritas
5 5 (12.20%) IBM
5 5 (12.20%) Splunk
6 4 (9.76%) EMC
6 4 (9.76%) HP
7 3 (7.32%) CyberArk
8 2 (4.88%) 3PAR
8 2 (4.88%) Brocade
8 2 (4.88%) MuleSoft
8 2 (4.88%) Sun
9 1 (2.44%) Arqiva
9 1 (2.44%) Cisco
9 1 (2.44%) F5
9 1 (2.44%) LANDesk
9 1 (2.44%) Murex
9 1 (2.44%) Remedy
9 1 (2.44%) SAP