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 29 August 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX Support
Rank 198 215 210
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -5
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Support 1 2 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.017% 0.028% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.018% 0.030% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 12
Average daily rate
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£475 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% +23.07%
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £280 £245
% change year-on-year
+23.21% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £35.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-21.42% +45.83%
UNIX Support
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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
5432 6713 7230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.08% 92.61% 92.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 3931 4902 5241
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £277 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 148 171
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.01 £13.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.35 £32.75 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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 29 August 2014, 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 9 (100.00%) UNIX
2 6 (66.67%) Banking
3 5 (55.56%) Oracle
3 5 (55.56%) Solaris
4 4 (44.44%) Linux
4 4 (44.44%) ITIL
4 4 (44.44%) Sun
4 4 (44.44%) Finance
5 3 (33.33%) Investment Banking
5 3 (33.33%) Red Hat
5 3 (33.33%) Sybase
5 3 (33.33%) Perl
5 3 (33.33%) Degree
5 3 (33.33%) Release Management
5 3 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (22.22%) Retail Banking
6 2 (22.22%) Time Management
6 2 (22.22%) Kernel Tuning
6 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database
6 2 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (22.22%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (22.22%) Bourne shell
6 2 (22.22%) Bash Shell
6 2 (22.22%) YUM
6 2 (22.22%) Puppet
6 2 (22.22%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (22.22%) Back Office
6 2 (22.22%) Vulnerability Assessment

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 1 (11.11%) Temenos T24
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) LDAP
2 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 1 (11.11%) SAN
2 1 (11.11%) Firewall
2 1 (11.11%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle9i Database
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database 10g
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) JIRA
General
1 6 (66.67%) Banking
2 4 (44.44%) Finance
3 3 (33.33%) Investment Banking
4 2 (22.22%) Retail Banking
4 2 (22.22%) Retail
4 2 (22.22%) Back Office
5 1 (11.11%) Financial Institution
5 1 (11.11%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Client/Server
1 1 (11.11%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) UNIX
2 5 (55.56%) Solaris
3 4 (44.44%) Linux
4 3 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (22.22%) Windows
6 1 (11.11%) AIX
6 1 (11.11%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) ITIL
2 3 (33.33%) Release Management
2 3 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (22.22%) Time Management
3 2 (22.22%) Kernel Tuning
3 2 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (22.22%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (22.22%) Change Management
3 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (22.22%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 1 (11.11%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
4 1 (11.11%) Load Balancing
4 1 (11.11%) Scrum
4 1 (11.11%) BCP
4 1 (11.11%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) Perl
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
2 2 (22.22%) Bourne shell
2 2 (22.22%) Bash Shell
3 1 (11.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) Sun Certification
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (11.11%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) YUM
1 2 (22.22%) Puppet
2 1 (11.11%) Nagios
2 1 (11.11%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Oracle
2 4 (44.44%) Sun
3 3 (33.33%) Sybase
3 3 (33.33%) Red Hat
4 2 (22.22%) Symantec
4 2 (22.22%) HP
4 2 (22.22%) NetApp
4 2 (22.22%) Veritas
5 1 (11.11%) Dell
5 1 (11.11%) CA
5 1 (11.11%) Temenos
5 1 (11.11%) jBASE
5 1 (11.11%) Brocade