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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX Support
Rank 589 565 549
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -16
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Support 11 23 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.020% 0.045% 0.048%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.022% 0.049% 0.051%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 12 16
Average daily rate
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£300 £348 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.66% +7.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £276 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £498 £394
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £345 £280
% change year-on-year
-13.04% +23.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.45% -21.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -21.42%
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
50008 47259 44708
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.82% 92.32% 92.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 32538 29202 27164
Average daily rate £405 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £238
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 1871 1881 1962
Average hourly rate £17.25 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 -2 4 £308 -35.26%
North East -25 4 £300 -4.00%
Yorkshire - 3 £300 -
UNIX Support
UK

UNIX Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 30 (100.00%) UNIX
2 16 (53.33%) Linux
3 9 (30.00%) Finance
3 9 (30.00%) ITIL
4 8 (26.67%) AIX
4 8 (26.67%) Solaris
4 8 (26.67%) Red Hat
5 7 (23.33%) Shell Script
5 7 (23.33%) Windows
5 7 (23.33%) Oracle
5 7 (23.33%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (16.67%) TCP/IP
6 5 (16.67%) IBM
6 5 (16.67%) Veritas
6 5 (16.67%) HP
7 4 (13.33%) Service Management
7 4 (13.33%) Sun
7 4 (13.33%) DNS
7 4 (13.33%) LDAP
7 4 (13.33%) Perl
7 4 (13.33%) VMware
7 4 (13.33%) Ubuntu
7 4 (13.33%) Problem Management
7 4 (13.33%) CentOS
8 3 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (10.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 3 (10.00%) sed
8 3 (10.00%) Korn
8 3 (10.00%) Change Management
8 3 (10.00%) Banking

UNIX Support
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 1 (3.33%) Apache
1 1 (3.33%) GlassFish
Applications
1 3 (10.00%) MS Office
2 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 4 (13.33%) DNS
2 4 (13.33%) LDAP
3 3 (10.00%) SSH
4 1 (3.33%) OpenVPN
4 1 (3.33%) SSL
4 1 (3.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) MySQL
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle Forms
General
1 9 (30.00%) Finance
2 3 (10.00%) Banking
3 2 (6.67%) International Banking
4 1 (3.33%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) Web Services
1 2 (6.67%) Middleware
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 7 (23.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.33%) Replication
3 1 (3.33%) Clustering
3 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.33%) IBM XIV
3 1 (3.33%) NHS
3 1 (3.33%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 30 (100.00%) UNIX
2 16 (53.33%) Linux
3 8 (26.67%) AIX
3 8 (26.67%) Solaris
4 7 (23.33%) Windows
5 4 (13.33%) Ubuntu
5 4 (13.33%) CentOS
6 3 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (6.67%) HPUX
8 1 (3.33%) Windows XP
8 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (3.33%) Debian
8 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (30.00%) ITIL
2 4 (13.33%) Problem Management
2 4 (13.33%) Service Management
3 3 (10.00%) Server Monitoring
3 3 (10.00%) Change Management
4 2 (6.67%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.33%) Process Management
5 1 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (3.33%) ITSM
5 1 (3.33%) Workflow
5 1 (3.33%) Business Continuity
5 1 (3.33%) Asset Management
5 1 (3.33%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.33%) BCP
5 1 (3.33%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.33%) Project Management
5 1 (3.33%) Security Hardening
5 1 (3.33%) Patch Management
5 1 (3.33%) Server Patching
5 1 (3.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (23.33%) Shell Script
2 4 (13.33%) Perl
3 3 (10.00%) SQL
3 3 (10.00%) Korn
3 3 (10.00%) sed
4 2 (6.67%) AWK
4 2 (6.67%) PL/SQL
5 1 (3.33%) Java
5 1 (3.33%) PHP
5 1 (3.33%) Python
5 1 (3.33%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (6.67%) Degree
2 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) SLA
2 1 (3.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (10.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 2 (6.67%) VMware ESX
2 2 (6.67%) NFS
3 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.33%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 1 (3.33%) Samba
3 1 (3.33%) VMware Server
3 1 (3.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) NetBackup
2 1 (3.33%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (3.33%) Puppet
2 1 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle ZFS
2 1 (3.33%) Tivoli
2 1 (3.33%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 1 (3.33%) Netcool
2 1 (3.33%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 8 (26.67%) Red Hat
2 7 (23.33%) Oracle
3 5 (16.67%) IBM
3 5 (16.67%) HP
3 5 (16.67%) Veritas
4 4 (13.33%) Sun
4 4 (13.33%) VMware
5 3 (10.00%) Splunk
5 3 (10.00%) Citrix
6 2 (6.67%) Symantec
6 2 (6.67%) Remedy
6 2 (6.67%) Cisco
7 1 (3.33%) Dell
7 1 (3.33%) Microsoft
7 1 (3.33%) SAP
7 1 (3.33%) ServiceNow
7 1 (3.33%) BMC
7 1 (3.33%) NetIQ