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 21 April 2015 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX Support
Rank 189 201 198
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -3
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Support 1 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.018% 0.12% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.020% 0.13% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Average daily rate
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£425 £308 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.21% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £250 £450
% change year-on-year
+35.00% -44.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
5082 5956 5791
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.97% 92.56% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 3837 4304 4276
Average daily rate £450 £438 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 88 120
Average hourly rate £17.87 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.08% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.40 £38.80 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.34% -1.42%

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 23 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 3 (100.00%) Solaris
1 3 (100.00%) UNIX
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (66.67%) Banking
3 1 (33.33%) SSH
3 1 (33.33%) Investment Banking
3 1 (33.33%) Korn
3 1 (33.33%) Derivative
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (33.33%) sed
3 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (33.33%) DNS
3 1 (33.33%) Fidessa
3 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
3 1 (33.33%) Service Management
3 1 (33.33%) Front Office
3 1 (33.33%) AIX
3 1 (33.33%) MS Office
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL

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

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (33.33%) DNS
2 1 (33.33%) SSH
General
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) Banking
3 1 (33.33%) Investment Banking
3 1 (33.33%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Derivative
1 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) UNIX
1 3 (100.00%) Solaris
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
1 1 (33.33%) Korn
1 1 (33.33%) sed
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Fidessa