The table below looks at the statistics for the UNIX Support role in IT contracts advertised for the England 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 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX Support
Rank 576 529 513
Rank change year-on-year
-47 -16
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Support 22 17 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.042% 0.036% 0.064%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.046% 0.039% 0.069%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 7 14
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +14.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £220 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £436 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £316 £303 £275
% change year-on-year
+4.54% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 £21.73 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.55% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £21.73 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+26.55% +8.65%
UNIX Support
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the England 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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47816 43935 43348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.68% 92.78% 93.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 30790 27218 24857
Average daily rate £400 £400 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1975 1911 2413
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -9.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £37.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

UNIX Support
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

UNIX Support Jobs Demand Trend in England

UNIX Support
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

UNIX Support Daily Rate Trend in England

UNIX Support
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UNIX Support across the England region over the 3 months to 28 November 2014.

UNIX Support Daily Rate Histogram in England

UNIX Support
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

UNIX Support Hourly Rate Trend in England

UNIX Support
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing UNIX Support within the England region over the 3 months to 28 November 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East -23 7 £408 +8.66% 1
Yorkshire -3 5 £200 -
London +3 4 £500 +21.95%
South West -31 1 £400 -
East Midlands - 1 - -
North East - - - -
UNIX Support
UK

UNIX Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 44 (100.00%) UNIX
2 33 (75.00%) Linux
3 26 (59.09%) Red Hat
4 16 (36.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (29.55%) Perl
5 13 (29.55%) Oracle
6 12 (27.27%) Finance
7 10 (22.73%) ITIL
7 10 (22.73%) HPUX
7 10 (22.73%) Solaris
7 10 (22.73%) HP
8 9 (20.45%) IBM
8 9 (20.45%) AIX
9 8 (18.18%) Shell Script
10 7 (15.91%) Veritas
10 7 (15.91%) SAN
10 7 (15.91%) LDAP
10 7 (15.91%) SQL
11 6 (13.64%) Banking
11 6 (13.64%) Sun
11 6 (13.64%) Korn
12 5 (11.36%) WebSphere
12 5 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
12 5 (11.36%) TCP/IP
12 5 (11.36%) DNS
12 5 (11.36%) Firewall
13 4 (9.09%) NetBackup
13 4 (9.09%) VMware
13 4 (9.09%) Clustering
13 4 (9.09%) Active Directory

UNIX Support
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (11.36%) WebSphere
2 3 (6.82%) JBoss
2 3 (6.82%) WebLogic
3 2 (4.55%) Apache
3 2 (4.55%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.27%) TIBCO EMS
4 1 (2.27%) MQSeries
4 1 (2.27%) IBM Notes
4 1 (2.27%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (2.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Maximo
2 1 (2.27%) BusinessWorks
Communications & Networking
1 7 (15.91%) SAN
1 7 (15.91%) LDAP
2 5 (11.36%) TCP/IP
2 5 (11.36%) DNS
2 5 (11.36%) Firewall
3 3 (6.82%) SSH
4 2 (4.55%) OpenLDAP
5 1 (2.27%) DHCP
5 1 (2.27%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.09%) MySQL
2 1 (2.27%) DB2
2 1 (2.27%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 12 (27.27%) Finance
2 6 (13.64%) Banking
3 2 (4.55%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.55%) Financial Institution
3 2 (4.55%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.27%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.27%) YAML
1 1 (2.27%) Java EE
1 1 (2.27%) FIX Protocol
1 1 (2.27%) Regular Expression
1 1 (2.27%) XML
1 1 (2.27%) .NET
1 1 (2.27%) WebSphere MQ
1 1 (2.27%) Rendezvous
1 1 (2.27%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.09%) Clustering
3 3 (6.82%) HACMP
4 2 (4.55%) Equities
4 2 (4.55%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.27%) Hedge funds
5 1 (2.27%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (2.27%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 44 (100.00%) UNIX
2 33 (75.00%) Linux
3 16 (36.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (22.73%) HPUX
4 10 (22.73%) Solaris
5 9 (20.45%) AIX
6 4 (9.09%) Windows
7 3 (6.82%) Windows XP
8 1 (2.27%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (22.73%) ITIL
2 4 (9.09%) E-Commerce
2 4 (9.09%) Incident Management
3 2 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (4.55%) Quality Management
3 2 (4.55%) Service Delivery
3 2 (4.55%) Change Management
3 2 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (4.55%) Project Management
3 2 (4.55%) Low Latency
3 2 (4.55%) Performance Analysis
3 2 (4.55%) Performance Management
4 1 (2.27%) Investment Management
4 1 (2.27%) Web Development
4 1 (2.27%) Release Management
4 1 (2.27%) Kanban
4 1 (2.27%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (2.27%) Waterfall
4 1 (2.27%) Change Control
4 1 (2.27%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 13 (29.55%) Perl
2 8 (18.18%) Shell Script
3 7 (15.91%) SQL
4 6 (13.64%) Korn
5 3 (6.82%) Bash Shell
5 3 (6.82%) PL/SQL
6 2 (4.55%) AWK
6 2 (4.55%) Java
6 2 (4.55%) Bourne shell
7 1 (2.27%) sed
7 1 (2.27%) Python
7 1 (2.27%) PHP
7 1 (2.27%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 4 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.27%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (9.09%) Active Directory
1 4 (9.09%) NFS
1 4 (9.09%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 4 (9.09%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 2 (4.55%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 1 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.27%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (2.27%) Sendmail
3 1 (2.27%) Veritas File System
3 1 (2.27%) Tivoli Directory Server
3 1 (2.27%) Samba
3 1 (2.27%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 4 (9.09%) NetBackup
1 4 (9.09%) Puppet
2 3 (6.82%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (6.82%) Tivoli
3 2 (4.55%) Control-M
3 2 (4.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (4.55%) OpenView
4 1 (2.27%) YUM
4 1 (2.27%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (2.27%) Legato
4 1 (2.27%) Nagios
Vendors
1 26 (59.09%) Red Hat
2 13 (29.55%) Oracle
3 10 (22.73%) HP
4 9 (20.45%) IBM
5 7 (15.91%) Veritas
6 6 (13.64%) Sun
7 4 (9.09%) VMware
8 3 (6.82%) EMC
8 3 (6.82%) Symantec
9 2 (4.55%) TIBCO
9 2 (4.55%) NetApp
9 2 (4.55%) Dell
9 2 (4.55%) Sybase
9 2 (4.55%) Splunk
10 1 (2.27%) Axway
10 1 (2.27%) Siebel
10 1 (2.27%) Business Objects
10 1 (2.27%) CA
10 1 (2.27%) Informatica
10 1 (2.27%) Lotus