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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX Support
Rank 554 531 522
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -9
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Support 25 21 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.050% 0.043% 0.069%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.054% 0.047% 0.074%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 15 26
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£345 £325 £276
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.15% +17.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £235 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £395 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £285 £233
% change year-on-year
+13.15% +22.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 5
Average hourly rate £22.50 £35.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.71% +45.83%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £35.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-35.71% +45.83%
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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
46312 45019 50103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.50% 92.74% 92.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28584 27333 28780
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1836 1956 2521
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.98%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 - 7 £300 -
London +11 4 £475 +28.37%
North West -9 2 - -
South East -4 1 £525 +54.41% 3
South West -33 1 £300 +0.84% 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
East of England - - - -
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UNIX Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 58 (100.00%) UNIX
2 44 (75.86%) Linux
3 29 (50.00%) Red Hat
4 24 (41.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 22 (37.93%) Oracle
6 19 (32.76%) Perl
7 17 (29.31%) Solaris
8 16 (27.59%) HPUX
9 15 (25.86%) ITIL
9 15 (25.86%) HP
10 14 (24.14%) SQL
11 13 (22.41%) Windows
12 12 (20.69%) LDAP
13 11 (18.97%) Veritas
13 11 (18.97%) Finance
14 9 (15.52%) Banking
14 9 (15.52%) Puppet
14 9 (15.52%) Release Management
15 8 (13.79%) Bash Shell
15 8 (13.79%) Shell Script
15 8 (13.79%) SAN
15 8 (13.79%) NetApp
16 7 (12.07%) Active Directory
16 7 (12.07%) Firewall
16 7 (12.07%) NetBackup
16 7 (12.07%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 7 (12.07%) YUM
16 7 (12.07%) Oracle RAC
16 7 (12.07%) Bourne shell
16 7 (12.07%) Kernel Tuning

UNIX Support
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (8.62%) WebLogic
2 4 (6.90%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.72%) Apache
3 1 (1.72%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.72%) MQSeries
3 1 (1.72%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.72%) TIBCO EMS
3 1 (1.72%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (1.72%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Temenos T24
Communications & Networking
1 12 (20.69%) LDAP
2 8 (13.79%) SAN
3 7 (12.07%) Firewall
4 5 (8.62%) SSH
5 4 (6.90%) TCP/IP
5 4 (6.90%) DNS
6 3 (5.17%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.90%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.45%) MySQL
2 2 (3.45%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.45%) Oracle9i Database
2 2 (3.45%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (3.45%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.72%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (1.72%) JIRA
General
1 11 (18.97%) Finance
2 9 (15.52%) Banking
3 5 (8.62%) Investment Banking
4 3 (5.17%) Front Office
5 2 (3.45%) Back Office
5 2 (3.45%) Retail
5 2 (3.45%) Retail Banking
5 2 (3.45%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.72%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.17%) Middleware
2 1 (1.72%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (1.72%) YAML
2 1 (1.72%) Regular Expression
2 1 (1.72%) .NET
2 1 (1.72%) J2EE
2 1 (1.72%) XML
2 1 (1.72%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (1.72%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.90%) Mainframe
2 2 (3.45%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.45%) Client/Server
2 2 (3.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (3.45%) Equities
3 1 (1.72%) Derivative
3 1 (1.72%) Statistics
3 1 (1.72%) Hedge funds
3 1 (1.72%) HACMP
3 1 (1.72%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 58 (100.00%) UNIX
2 44 (75.86%) Linux
3 24 (41.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 17 (29.31%) Solaris
5 16 (27.59%) HPUX
6 13 (22.41%) Windows
7 6 (10.34%) Windows XP
8 4 (6.90%) AIX
9 1 (1.72%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (25.86%) ITIL
2 9 (15.52%) Release Management
3 7 (12.07%) Kernel Tuning
3 7 (12.07%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 6 (10.34%) Load Balancing
5 5 (8.62%) Change Management
6 4 (6.90%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (6.90%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (5.17%) Capacity Management
7 3 (5.17%) Low Latency
8 2 (3.45%) Change Control
8 2 (3.45%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (3.45%) Performance Analysis
8 2 (3.45%) Performance Monitoring
8 2 (3.45%) Time Management
8 2 (3.45%) Performance Management
8 2 (3.45%) Quality Management
8 2 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (3.45%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 19 (32.76%) Perl
2 14 (24.14%) SQL
3 8 (13.79%) Shell Script
3 8 (13.79%) Bash Shell
4 7 (12.07%) Bourne shell
5 5 (8.62%) PL/SQL
6 3 (5.17%) Korn
7 2 (3.45%) Java
8 1 (1.72%) PHP
8 1 (1.72%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (10.34%) SC Cleared
1 6 (10.34%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.90%) Degree
3 1 (1.72%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (12.07%) Active Directory
1 7 (12.07%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (5.17%) NFS
2 3 (5.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 2 (3.45%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (1.72%) RHEV
4 1 (1.72%) VMware Server
4 1 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (15.52%) Puppet
2 7 (12.07%) YUM
2 7 (12.07%) NetBackup
3 2 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (3.45%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (1.72%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (1.72%) Legato
4 1 (1.72%) Nagios
Vendors
1 29 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 22 (37.93%) Oracle
3 15 (25.86%) HP
4 11 (18.97%) Veritas
5 8 (13.79%) NetApp
6 6 (10.34%) Brocade
7 5 (8.62%) JBoss
7 5 (8.62%) Sun
8 4 (6.90%) Lotus
8 4 (6.90%) VMware
9 3 (5.17%) Sybase
10 2 (3.45%) IBM
10 2 (3.45%) EMC
10 2 (3.45%) Symantec
10 2 (3.45%) Splunk
11 1 (1.72%) TIBCO
11 1 (1.72%) jBASE
11 1 (1.72%) Aquila
11 1 (1.72%) Axway
11 1 (1.72%) Citrix
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