The table below looks at the statistics for the UNIX Support role in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX Support
Rank 244 236 245
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +9
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Support 2 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.022% 0.046% 0.069%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.023% 0.049% 0.076%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 5
Average daily rate
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£488 £356 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.84% +37.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £273 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £389 £290
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £275 £240
% change year-on-year
+27.27% +14.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £23.46 £23.25
% change year-on-year
+17.22% +0.90%
UNIX Support
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the South East 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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8530 8129 9239
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.02% 92.96% 91.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 4784 4329 4309
Average daily rate £350 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £342
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 431 491 601
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -7.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £11.25 £11.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.15 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

UNIX Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing UNIX Support in the job title across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

UNIX Support Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

UNIX Support
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing UNIX Support across the South East region.

UNIX Support Daily Rate Trend in the South East

UNIX Support
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing UNIX Support across the South East region.

UNIX Support Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

UNIX Support
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 16 September 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
Surrey +3 2 £488 +25.80%
Home Counties - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
UNIX Support
England

UNIX Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 2 (100.00%) UNIX
1 2 (100.00%) AIX
1 2 (100.00%) Solaris
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (100.00%) Perl
1 2 (100.00%) EMC
1 2 (100.00%) Veritas
1 2 (100.00%) Shell Script
1 2 (100.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 2 (100.00%) Clustering
1 2 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Sendmail
2 1 (50.00%) NetBackup
2 1 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Ruby
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) YAML
2 1 (50.00%) Veritas File System
2 1 (50.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (50.00%) Bourne shell
2 1 (50.00%) Puppet
2 1 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Server Monitoring
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Financial Institution
2 1 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (50.00%) Management Information System

UNIX Support
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (50.00%) SAN
2 1 (50.00%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) MySQL
General
1 1 (50.00%) Financial Institution
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Clustering
2 1 (50.00%) HACMP
2 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) UNIX
1 2 (100.00%) AIX
1 2 (100.00%) Solaris
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Perl
1 2 (100.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (50.00%) Ruby
2 1 (50.00%) Bourne shell
2 1 (50.00%) PHP
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 1 (50.00%) Veritas File System
2 1 (50.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (50.00%) Samba
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Legato
1 1 (50.00%) NetBackup
1 1 (50.00%) Puppet
1 1 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) EMC
1 2 (100.00%) Veritas
2 1 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (50.00%) Sun
2 1 (50.00%) HP