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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX Support
Rank 523 515 489
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -26
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Support 33 15 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.071% 0.034% 0.041%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.077% 0.036% 0.044%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 5 13
Average daily rate
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£300 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £252 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £413 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £300 £330
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £20.00 £20.00
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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
42688 41191 38318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.41% 92.60% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 27233 25100 22188
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £230 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1682 1864 2310
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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 +9 15 £400 -3.03% 2
Yorkshire - 10 £175 -
South East -22 3 £363 +16.00% 2
West Midlands - 3 - -
South West -24 2 £425 - 1
East Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
UNIX Support
UK

UNIX Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 49 (100.00%) UNIX
2 31 (63.27%) Linux
3 22 (44.90%) Red Hat
4 16 (32.65%) Solaris
4 16 (32.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (30.61%) Finance
6 13 (26.53%) Shell Script
7 12 (24.49%) Perl
8 11 (22.45%) Banking
8 11 (22.45%) Oracle
8 11 (22.45%) ITIL
8 11 (22.45%) AIX
9 9 (18.37%) Incident Management
9 9 (18.37%) E-Commerce
9 9 (18.37%) IBM
9 9 (18.37%) HP
10 8 (16.33%) SAN
10 8 (16.33%) TCP/IP
10 8 (16.33%) SQL
11 6 (12.24%) HPUX
11 6 (12.24%) Sun
11 6 (12.24%) Veritas
12 5 (10.20%) Control-M
12 5 (10.20%) DNS
12 5 (10.20%) Sybase
12 5 (10.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 5 (10.20%) WebSphere
13 4 (8.16%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 4 (8.16%) MySQL
13 4 (8.16%) Tivoli

UNIX Support
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 5 (10.20%) WebSphere
2 3 (6.12%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.04%) WebSphere Portal
3 1 (2.04%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (2.04%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (2.04%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Maximo
2 1 (2.04%) BusinessWorks
Communications & Networking
1 8 (16.33%) TCP/IP
1 8 (16.33%) SAN
2 5 (10.20%) DNS
3 3 (6.12%) LDAP
4 2 (4.08%) Firewall
5 1 (2.04%) SSH
5 1 (2.04%) DHCP
5 1 (2.04%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.16%) MySQL
2 1 (2.04%) DB2
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.04%) DataStage
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 15 (30.61%) Finance
2 11 (22.45%) Banking
3 3 (6.12%) Investment Banking
4 2 (4.08%) Financial Institution
4 2 (4.08%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.04%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.04%) WebSphere MQ
1 1 (2.04%) Java EE
1 1 (2.04%) FIX Protocol
1 1 (2.04%) WebSphere Message Broker
1 1 (2.04%) YAML
1 1 (2.04%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.16%) Clustering
1 4 (8.16%) Equities
2 3 (6.12%) HACMP
2 3 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.08%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.04%) Derivative
4 1 (2.04%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.04%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 49 (100.00%) UNIX
2 31 (63.27%) Linux
3 16 (32.65%) Solaris
3 16 (32.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (22.45%) AIX
5 6 (12.24%) HPUX
6 1 (2.04%) Windows
6 1 (2.04%) zOS
6 1 (2.04%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (22.45%) ITIL
2 9 (18.37%) E-Commerce
2 9 (18.37%) Incident Management
3 3 (6.12%) Change Management
4 2 (4.08%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (4.08%) Migration
4 2 (4.08%) Quality Management
4 2 (4.08%) Service Delivery
4 2 (4.08%) Project Management
4 2 (4.08%) Performance Management
4 2 (4.08%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (2.04%) Server Monitoring
5 1 (2.04%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (2.04%) Waterfall
5 1 (2.04%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (2.04%) Low Latency
5 1 (2.04%) Ultra-Low Latency
5 1 (2.04%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (2.04%) Service Management
5 1 (2.04%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 13 (26.53%) Shell Script
2 12 (24.49%) Perl
3 8 (16.33%) SQL
4 4 (8.16%) Korn
5 2 (4.08%) AWK
5 2 (4.08%) Bash Shell
5 2 (4.08%) Java
6 1 (2.04%) sed
6 1 (2.04%) Ruby
6 1 (2.04%) Bourne shell
6 1 (2.04%) Python
6 1 (2.04%) PHP
6 1 (2.04%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (6.12%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.08%) Degree
2 2 (4.08%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (10.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 4 (8.16%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 3 (6.12%) NFS
4 2 (4.08%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 2 (4.08%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (2.04%) Sendmail
5 1 (2.04%) Samba
5 1 (2.04%) Veritas File System
5 1 (2.04%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 5 (10.20%) Control-M
2 4 (8.16%) Tivoli
3 3 (6.12%) NetBackup
3 3 (6.12%) Puppet
3 3 (6.12%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (4.08%) OpenView
4 2 (4.08%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (2.04%) Legato
5 1 (2.04%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 1 (2.04%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 22 (44.90%) Red Hat
2 11 (22.45%) Oracle
3 9 (18.37%) IBM
3 9 (18.37%) HP
4 6 (12.24%) Sun
4 6 (12.24%) Veritas
5 5 (10.20%) Sybase
6 4 (8.16%) EMC
6 4 (8.16%) VMware
7 2 (4.08%) Splunk
7 2 (4.08%) Symantec
7 2 (4.08%) Informatica
7 2 (4.08%) Dell
8 1 (2.04%) Business Objects
8 1 (2.04%) Fidessa
8 1 (2.04%) Ab Initio
8 1 (2.04%) TIBCO