The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX Support
Rank 549 523 525
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +2
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Support 25 21 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.051% 0.045% 0.064%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.055% 0.049% 0.069%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 11 25
Average daily rate
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£313 £340 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.08% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £225 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
Average hourly rate £23.00 £28.75 £23.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +23.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.60 £23.75 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.40 £33.75 £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £28.75 £23.25
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +23.65%
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
45632 43161 48999
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.45% 92.64% 92.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 28179 25919 27988
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1836 1967 2541
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
UNIX Support
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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 30 July 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 30 July 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
West Midlands - 8 £288 - 1
London +11 3 £475 +28.37%
South West -25 1 - - 1
East of England - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
North West - - - - 1
South East - - - -
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UNIX Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 54 (100.00%) UNIX
2 39 (72.22%) Linux
3 29 (53.70%) Red Hat
4 23 (42.59%) Oracle
5 22 (40.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 18 (33.33%) Solaris
7 17 (31.48%) Perl
8 15 (27.78%) ITIL
9 14 (25.93%) HPUX
9 14 (25.93%) Windows
9 14 (25.93%) SQL
10 13 (24.07%) HP
11 11 (20.37%) Veritas
11 11 (20.37%) LDAP
12 10 (18.52%) Finance
13 9 (16.67%) Banking
13 9 (16.67%) SAN
13 9 (16.67%) Release Management
14 8 (14.81%) Puppet
14 8 (14.81%) NetApp
14 8 (14.81%) Shell Script
14 8 (14.81%) Firewall
15 7 (12.96%) NetBackup
15 7 (12.96%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 7 (12.96%) Active Directory
15 7 (12.96%) Bourne shell
15 7 (12.96%) Bash Shell
15 7 (12.96%) YUM
15 7 (12.96%) Kernel Tuning
15 7 (12.96%) Oracle RAC

UNIX Support
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (9.26%) WebLogic
2 4 (7.41%) IBM Notes
3 2 (3.70%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.85%) TIBCO EMS
4 1 (1.85%) MQSeries
4 1 (1.85%) Apache
4 1 (1.85%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.85%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) RMDS
1 1 (1.85%) Maximo
1 1 (1.85%) Temenos T24
Communications & Networking
1 11 (20.37%) LDAP
2 9 (16.67%) SAN
3 8 (14.81%) Firewall
4 4 (7.41%) SSH
5 3 (5.56%) DNS
5 3 (5.56%) OpenLDAP
6 2 (3.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.26%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.70%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (3.70%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.70%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (3.70%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (3.70%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.85%) JIRA
General
1 10 (18.52%) Finance
2 9 (16.67%) Banking
3 4 (7.41%) Investment Banking
4 3 (5.56%) Front Office
5 2 (3.70%) Back Office
5 2 (3.70%) Retail Banking
5 2 (3.70%) Retail
6 1 (1.85%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.56%) Middleware
2 1 (1.85%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (1.85%) XML
2 1 (1.85%) .NET
2 1 (1.85%) J2EE
2 1 (1.85%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (1.85%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.41%) Mainframe
2 2 (3.70%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.85%) Derivative
3 1 (1.85%) Statistics
3 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.85%) Equities
3 1 (1.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 54 (100.00%) UNIX
2 39 (72.22%) Linux
3 22 (40.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 18 (33.33%) Solaris
5 14 (25.93%) HPUX
5 14 (25.93%) Windows
6 6 (11.11%) Windows XP
7 4 (7.41%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (27.78%) ITIL
2 9 (16.67%) Release Management
3 7 (12.96%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 7 (12.96%) Kernel Tuning
4 6 (11.11%) Load Balancing
5 4 (7.41%) Capacity Management
5 4 (7.41%) Change Management
5 4 (7.41%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (3.70%) Time Management
7 2 (3.70%) Change Control
7 2 (3.70%) Low Latency
7 2 (3.70%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (3.70%) Performance Analysis
7 2 (3.70%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (3.70%) Scrum
7 2 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (1.85%) Knowledge Management
8 1 (1.85%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (31.48%) Perl
2 14 (25.93%) SQL
3 8 (14.81%) Shell Script
4 7 (12.96%) Bourne shell
4 7 (12.96%) Bash Shell
5 5 (9.26%) PL/SQL
6 4 (7.41%) Korn
7 2 (3.70%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 6 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.56%) Degree
3 1 (1.85%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.85%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (12.96%) Active Directory
1 7 (12.96%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (5.56%) NFS
2 3 (5.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (1.85%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 1 (1.85%) RHEV
3 1 (1.85%) VMware Server
3 1 (1.85%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 8 (14.81%) Puppet
2 7 (12.96%) NetBackup
2 7 (12.96%) YUM
3 1 (1.85%) Legato
3 1 (1.85%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (1.85%) Nagios
3 1 (1.85%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (1.85%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.85%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 29 (53.70%) Red Hat
2 23 (42.59%) Oracle
3 13 (24.07%) HP
4 11 (20.37%) Veritas
5 8 (14.81%) NetApp
6 6 (11.11%) Sun
6 6 (11.11%) Brocade
7 5 (9.26%) JBoss
8 4 (7.41%) Lotus
9 3 (5.56%) Sybase
10 2 (3.70%) Symantec
10 2 (3.70%) Citrix
10 2 (3.70%) IBM
10 2 (3.70%) VMware
11 1 (1.85%) jBASE
11 1 (1.85%) Aquila
11 1 (1.85%) Axway
11 1 (1.85%) Siebel
11 1 (1.85%) Microsoft
11 1 (1.85%) CA
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