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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX Support
Rank 537 514 538
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +24
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Support 29 15 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.055% 0.034% 0.045%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.060% 0.037% 0.048%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 12 15
Average daily rate £450 £320 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.62% -28.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £302 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £525 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £450 £263
% change year-on-year
-44.44% +71.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £18.00
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
48348 40743 51574
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.32% 92.77% 92.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 29873 23952 29018
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £578
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1966 2112 2464
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.13 £19.52
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
UNIX Support
UK

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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -33 18 £450 +40.62% 2
South East -10 2 £419 -6.94%
East Midlands - 1 - -
North West - 1 - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
East of England - - - -
UNIX Support
UK

UNIX Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 45 (100.00%) UNIX
2 29 (64.44%) Linux
3 27 (60.00%) Solaris
4 22 (48.89%) Oracle
5 18 (40.00%) Red Hat
6 16 (35.56%) Banking
6 16 (35.56%) Veritas
6 16 (35.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (31.11%) Finance
8 12 (26.67%) ITIL
9 10 (22.22%) AIX
9 10 (22.22%) SAN
9 10 (22.22%) Shell Script
9 10 (22.22%) Change Management
9 10 (22.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 9 (20.00%) SC Cleared
10 9 (20.00%) Security Cleared
10 9 (20.00%) Release Management
10 9 (20.00%) Windows
10 9 (20.00%) Perl
11 8 (17.78%) HP
12 7 (15.56%) Investment Banking
12 7 (15.56%) Sun
12 7 (15.56%) LDAP
12 7 (15.56%) Puppet
12 7 (15.56%) Oracle Database
12 7 (15.56%) Performance Analysis
13 6 (13.33%) Kernel Tuning
13 6 (13.33%) Bourne shell
13 6 (13.33%) Bash Shell

UNIX Support
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 2 (4.44%) WebLogic
1 2 (4.44%) IBM Notes
1 2 (4.44%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Maximo
1 2 (4.44%) Summit
2 1 (2.22%) RMDS
2 1 (2.22%) Temenos T24
Communications & Networking
1 10 (22.22%) SAN
2 7 (15.56%) LDAP
3 4 (8.89%) SSH
4 3 (6.67%) Firewall
4 3 (6.67%) TCP/IP
5 2 (4.44%) SSL
6 1 (2.22%) LTE
6 1 (2.22%) OpenLDAP
6 1 (2.22%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (2.22%) DNS
6 1 (2.22%) 3G
6 1 (2.22%) SS7
6 1 (2.22%) ATM
6 1 (2.22%) GSM
6 1 (2.22%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.56%) Oracle Database
2 4 (8.89%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (4.44%) Oracle9i Database
3 2 (4.44%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (4.44%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (2.22%) JIRA
General
1 16 (35.56%) Banking
2 14 (31.11%) Finance
3 7 (15.56%) Investment Banking
4 5 (11.11%) Financial Institution
5 2 (4.44%) Back Office
5 2 (4.44%) Retail
5 2 (4.44%) Retail Banking
6 1 (2.22%) Military
6 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
6 1 (2.22%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.22%) J2EE
1 1 (2.22%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.44%) Mainframe
1 2 (4.44%) Management Information System
1 2 (4.44%) PKI
1 2 (4.44%) Statistics
2 1 (2.22%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (2.22%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 45 (100.00%) UNIX
2 29 (64.44%) Linux
3 27 (60.00%) Solaris
4 16 (35.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (22.22%) AIX
6 9 (20.00%) Windows
7 5 (11.11%) HPUX
8 1 (2.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (26.67%) ITIL
2 10 (22.22%) Change Management
3 9 (20.00%) Release Management
4 7 (15.56%) Performance Analysis
5 6 (13.33%) Kernel Tuning
5 6 (13.33%) Load Balancing
5 6 (13.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 6 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (11.11%) Problem Management
6 5 (11.11%) Capacity Management
7 4 (8.89%) E-Commerce
8 3 (6.67%) Incident Management
8 3 (6.67%) Change Control
8 3 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (4.44%) Service Delivery
9 2 (4.44%) Performance Monitoring
9 2 (4.44%) Performance Tuning
9 2 (4.44%) Time Management
9 2 (4.44%) Programme Management
9 2 (4.44%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (22.22%) Shell Script
2 9 (20.00%) Perl
3 6 (13.33%) SQL
3 6 (13.33%) Bourne shell
3 6 (13.33%) Bash Shell
4 3 (6.67%) Korn
5 2 (4.44%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.22%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 9 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (11.11%) Degree
3 1 (2.22%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (22.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 6 (13.33%) Oracle RAC
3 5 (11.11%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 4 (8.89%) Veritas File System
5 2 (4.44%) PowerHA
5 2 (4.44%) KVM
5 2 (4.44%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 1 (2.22%) VMware Server
6 1 (2.22%) NFS
6 1 (2.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (15.56%) Puppet
2 6 (13.33%) YUM
2 6 (13.33%) NetBackup
3 2 (4.44%) BladeLogic
3 2 (4.44%) Tivoli
3 2 (4.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (2.22%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (2.22%) Legato
4 1 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 22 (48.89%) Oracle
2 18 (40.00%) Red Hat
3 16 (35.56%) Veritas
4 8 (17.78%) HP
5 7 (15.56%) Sun
6 6 (13.33%) NetApp
6 6 (13.33%) Brocade
7 5 (11.11%) EMC
8 4 (8.89%) IBM
9 3 (6.67%) Sybase
10 2 (4.44%) JBoss
10 2 (4.44%) Murex
10 2 (4.44%) Citrix
10 2 (4.44%) BMC
10 2 (4.44%) Lotus
10 2 (4.44%) VMware
10 2 (4.44%) ION Trading
11 1 (2.22%) jBASE
11 1 (2.22%) Reuters
11 1 (2.22%) Bloomberg