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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX Support
Rank 574 530 539
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +9
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Support 12 25 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.024% 0.052% 0.036%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.026% 0.056% 0.039%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 6
Average daily rate
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£273 £450 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.44% +32.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £235 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £495 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £280 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £23.00 £28.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £23.00 £28.75
% change year-on-year
- -20.00%
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 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
46875 44412 41390
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.50% 92.75% 92.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 30107 27634 24617
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1774 1804 1984
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.76 £38.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015. 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
London -15 4 £245 -48.42% 2
Yorkshire - 4 £300 -
North East -27 2 £270 -10.74%
South East - 2 - -
UNIX Support
UK

UNIX Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 34 (100.00%) UNIX
2 18 (52.94%) Linux
3 12 (35.29%) Red Hat
4 11 (32.35%) ITIL
4 11 (32.35%) Solaris
5 10 (29.41%) AIX
6 9 (26.47%) HP
7 8 (23.53%) Shell Script
7 8 (23.53%) Finance
8 6 (17.65%) HPUX
8 6 (17.65%) Windows
8 6 (17.65%) SQL
8 6 (17.65%) Oracle
8 6 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (14.71%) IBM
9 5 (14.71%) Veritas
9 5 (14.71%) VMware
9 5 (14.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (11.76%) CentOS
10 4 (11.76%) Banking
10 4 (11.76%) Ubuntu
10 4 (11.76%) Service Management
10 4 (11.76%) Sun
10 4 (11.76%) DNS
10 4 (11.76%) LDAP
10 4 (11.76%) Perl
11 3 (8.82%) MS Office
11 3 (8.82%) SLA
11 3 (8.82%) Cisco
11 3 (8.82%) SAN

UNIX Support
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 2 (5.88%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.94%) GlassFish
2 1 (2.94%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (8.82%) MS Office
2 1 (2.94%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.94%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.76%) LDAP
1 4 (11.76%) DNS
2 3 (8.82%) TCP/IP
2 3 (8.82%) SAN
2 3 (8.82%) SSH
3 1 (2.94%) NAS
3 1 (2.94%) OpenVPN
3 1 (2.94%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) MySQL
General
1 8 (23.53%) Finance
2 4 (11.76%) Banking
3 2 (5.88%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.88%) Web Services
2 1 (2.94%) Middleware
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.88%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.88%) Clustering
2 2 (5.88%) Equities
3 1 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.94%) IBM XIV
3 1 (2.94%) NHS
3 1 (2.94%) HACMP
3 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.94%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 34 (100.00%) UNIX
2 18 (52.94%) Linux
3 11 (32.35%) Solaris
4 10 (29.41%) AIX
5 6 (17.65%) HPUX
5 6 (17.65%) Windows
6 5 (14.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (11.76%) CentOS
7 4 (11.76%) Ubuntu
8 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (2.94%) Debian
9 1 (2.94%) Windows XP
9 1 (2.94%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (32.35%) ITIL
2 4 (11.76%) Service Management
3 3 (8.82%) Change Management
3 3 (8.82%) Incident Management
3 3 (8.82%) Problem Management
4 2 (5.88%) E-Commerce
5 1 (2.94%) Configuration Management
5 1 (2.94%) Process Management
5 1 (2.94%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.94%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (2.94%) ITSM
5 1 (2.94%) Workflow
5 1 (2.94%) Asset Management
5 1 (2.94%) Time Management
5 1 (2.94%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (2.94%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (2.94%) Capacity Management
5 1 (2.94%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (2.94%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (2.94%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 8 (23.53%) Shell Script
2 6 (17.65%) SQL
3 4 (11.76%) Perl
4 3 (8.82%) Korn
4 3 (8.82%) sed
5 2 (5.88%) AWK
6 1 (2.94%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.94%) PHP
6 1 (2.94%) Python
6 1 (2.94%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (5.88%) Degree
2 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.82%) SLA
2 1 (2.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (8.82%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 2 (5.88%) NFS
2 2 (5.88%) VMware ESX
3 1 (2.94%) VMware Server
3 1 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.94%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.94%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.94%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 1 (2.94%) Samba
3 1 (2.94%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) NetBackup
2 1 (2.94%) SCCM
2 1 (2.94%) SCOM
2 1 (2.94%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (2.94%) Puppet
2 1 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.94%) SCSM
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle ZFS
2 1 (2.94%) Tivoli
2 1 (2.94%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 1 (2.94%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (2.94%) Control-M
Vendors
1 12 (35.29%) Red Hat
2 9 (26.47%) HP
3 6 (17.65%) Oracle
4 5 (14.71%) IBM
4 5 (14.71%) Veritas
4 5 (14.71%) VMware
5 4 (11.76%) Sun
6 3 (8.82%) Cisco
6 3 (8.82%) Splunk
7 2 (5.88%) Microsoft
7 2 (5.88%) Sybase
7 2 (5.88%) NetApp
7 2 (5.88%) Citrix
7 2 (5.88%) Symantec
7 2 (5.88%) Remedy
8 1 (2.94%) NetIQ
8 1 (2.94%) BMC
8 1 (2.94%) Informatica
8 1 (2.94%) Dell
8 1 (2.94%) ServiceNow