The table below looks at the statistics for the UNIX Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited UNIX Support in their job title over the 3 months to 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX Support
Rank 68 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Support 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.13% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £275 £233
% change year-on-year
+27.27% +18.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £26.98 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+1.92% +4.77%
UNIX Support
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region. 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
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
710 603 647
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 92.57% 92.06% 95.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 392 399 340
Average daily rate £350 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £478 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 28 25
Average hourly rate £18.00 £13.98 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.80% -6.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £20.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

UNIX Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing UNIX Support in the job title across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

UNIX Support Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

UNIX Support
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing UNIX Support across the Birmingham region.

UNIX Support Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

UNIX Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing UNIX Support across the Birmingham region.

UNIX Support Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

UNIX Support
Top 13 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region that cited UNIX Support 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 Support in their job title.

1 2 (100.00%) UNIX
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) SAN
2 1 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (50.00%) Middleware
2 1 (50.00%) Front Office
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Investment Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Electronic Trading
2 1 (50.00%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (50.00%) SQL

UNIX Support
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region that cited UNIX Support 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 Support in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) SAN
General
1 1 (50.00%) Front Office
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
1 1 (50.00%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) Middleware
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) UNIX
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Electronic Trading
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Red Hat
1 1 (50.00%) VMware