The table below looks at the statistics for the Unix Support role in IT contracts advertised for the City of London 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 28 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix Support
Rank 162 200 203
Rank change year-on-year
+38 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Support 1 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.029% 0.037% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.030% 0.038% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 3
Average daily rate £450 £481 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.49% +56.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £294 £250
% change year-on-year
+2.12% +17.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 - -
Unix Support
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London 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
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3286 5200 5873
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 94.78% 95.54% 94.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2664 3928 4270
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £280 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 76 85
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.98 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.23% -10.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.57 £34.94 £33.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.70 £17.45
% change year-on-year
+4.79% -4.29%

Unix Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Unix Support Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Unix Support
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Unix Support across the City of London region.

Unix Support Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Unix Support
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Unix Support across the City of London region.

Unix Support Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Unix Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 5 (100.00%) Unix
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Linux
2 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 3 (60.00%) FIX Protocol
3 2 (40.00%) Low Latency
3 2 (40.00%) MetaTrader
3 2 (40.00%) Retail
3 2 (40.00%) Front Office
3 2 (40.00%) Fixed Income
3 2 (40.00%) Equities
4 1 (20.00%) Change Management
4 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Data Security
4 1 (20.00%) Workflow
4 1 (20.00%) Python
4 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (20.00%) Dell
4 1 (20.00%) EMC
4 1 (20.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (20.00%) C++
4 1 (20.00%) Java
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (20.00%) Sybase
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL
4 1 (20.00%) Derivative

Unix Support
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MetaTrader
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Front Office
2 2 (40.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (40.00%) Equities
2 2 (40.00%) Fixed Income
3 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (20.00%) Derivative
3 1 (20.00%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Unix
2 3 (60.00%) Linux
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Low Latency
2 1 (20.00%) Change Management
2 1 (20.00%) Data Security
2 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (20.00%) Identity Access Management
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) C++
2 1 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) Python
2 1 (20.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) DatAdvantage
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Dell
1 1 (20.00%) EMC
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle
1 1 (20.00%) Sybase
1 1 (20.00%) Varonis