The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Unix Support role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Senior Unix Support in their job title over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Unix Support
Rank 638 634 -
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Unix Support 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.002% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.004% 0.002% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate £450 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
53034 52811 51540
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.93% 94.73% 94.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 34546 32021 31371
Average daily rate £425 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1532 2104 2098
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

Senior Unix Support
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Senior Unix Support in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Senior Unix Support Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Senior Unix Support
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Senior Unix Support within the UK.

Senior Unix Support Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Senior Unix Support
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Unix Support within the UK over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

Senior Unix Support Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Senior Unix Support
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Senior Unix Support within the UK.

Senior Unix Support Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Senior Unix Support
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Unix Support within the UK over the 3 months to 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
England -21 2 £450 -
Winchester - 1 £300 -
Hampshire - 1 £300 -
London - 1 £600 -
South East - 1 £300 -

Senior Unix Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Senior 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 Senior Unix Support in their job title.

1 8 (100.00%) Unix
2 6 (75.00%) Linux
3 3 (37.50%) Finance
3 3 (37.50%) SQL
3 3 (37.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (25.00%) Oracle
4 2 (25.00%) Windows
4 2 (25.00%) Veritas
4 2 (25.00%) FIX Protocol
4 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (25.00%) Equities
4 2 (25.00%) Retail
4 2 (25.00%) MetaTrader
4 2 (25.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 2 (25.00%) Low Latency
5 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
5 1 (12.50%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (12.50%) RHCSA
5 1 (12.50%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 1 (12.50%) Puppet
5 1 (12.50%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (12.50%) High Availability
5 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 1 (12.50%) Security Hardening
5 1 (12.50%) Kernel Tuning
5 1 (12.50%) Credit Derivative
5 1 (12.50%) Banking
5 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (12.50%) NAS

Senior Unix Support
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Senior 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 Senior Unix Support in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MetaTrader
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) DNS
1 1 (12.50%) LDAP
1 1 (12.50%) NAS
1 1 (12.50%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
1 1 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (12.50%) PowerCenter
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Retail
3 1 (12.50%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (25.00%) Equities
3 1 (12.50%) Clustering
3 1 (12.50%) Credit Derivative
3 1 (12.50%) Derivative
3 1 (12.50%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Unix
2 6 (75.00%) Linux
3 2 (25.00%) Windows
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle Linux
4 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (12.50%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Low Latency
2 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (12.50%) Change Management
2 1 (12.50%) High Availability
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) Kernel Tuning
2 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
2 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
2 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
2 1 (12.50%) Security Hardening
2 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) Perl
2 1 (12.50%) PHP
2 1 (12.50%) Python
2 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (12.50%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) BMC PATROL
1 1 (12.50%) Control-M
1 1 (12.50%) ITRS Geneos
1 1 (12.50%) Nagios
1 1 (12.50%) NetBackup
1 1 (12.50%) Puppet
1 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Spacewalk
1 1 (12.50%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle
1 2 (25.00%) Veritas
2 1 (12.50%) Informatica
2 1 (12.50%) Red Hat