The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 UNIX Support in their job title over the 3 months to 20 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX Support
Rank 614 562 519
Rank change year-on-year
-52 -43
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Support 15 19 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.036% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.028% 0.039% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 30
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£363 £272 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.52% -1.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £390 £392
UK excluding London average daily rate £356 £272 £251
% change year-on-year
+31.21% +8.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £27.50 £26.98 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.92% -1.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £26.98 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+1.92% -1.89%

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
52873 48864 52221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.73% 92.77% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 32949 29518 29383
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2099 2105 2573
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.45 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

UNIX Support
Jobs Demand Trend

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

UNIX Support Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

UNIX Support
Daily Rate Trend

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

UNIX Support Daily Rate Trend in the UK

UNIX Support
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UNIX Support within the UK over the 3 months to 20 October 2014.

UNIX Support Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

UNIX Support
Hourly Rate Trend

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

UNIX Support Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

UNIX Support
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 20 October 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
England -30 15 £363 +33.52% 2
South East -14 4 £488 +36.84% 1
West Midlands - 4 £350 -
Surrey -2 2 £488 +25.80%
North West -12 2 - -
East Midlands - 2 - -
Berkshire +12 1 - - 1
London +10 1 £500 +53.84%
Buckinghamshire -8 1 - -
South West -33 1 £300 - 1
Birmingham - 1 - -
Camberley - 1 £450 -
Chippenham - - - - 1
Glasgow - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Knutsford - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Reading - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Slough - - - -
West Drayton - - - -
York - - - -

UNIX Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 42 (100.00%) UNIX
2 33 (78.57%) Linux
3 21 (50.00%) Red Hat
4 12 (28.57%) HPUX
4 12 (28.57%) Perl
4 12 (28.57%) Oracle
4 12 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (21.43%) SQL
5 9 (21.43%) HP
6 8 (19.05%) Shell Script
7 7 (16.67%) Windows
7 7 (16.67%) ITIL
7 7 (16.67%) Solaris
7 7 (16.67%) Finance
8 6 (14.29%) Firewall
8 6 (14.29%) Active Directory
9 5 (11.90%) Sun
9 5 (11.90%) Veritas
9 5 (11.90%) LDAP
9 5 (11.90%) Windows XP
9 5 (11.90%) Banking
10 4 (9.52%) Korn
10 4 (9.52%) VMware
10 4 (9.52%) PL/SQL
10 4 (9.52%) IBM
10 4 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
11 3 (7.14%) SC Cleared
11 3 (7.14%) Security Cleared
11 3 (7.14%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 3 (7.14%) Bash Shell

UNIX Support
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 3 (7.14%) WebLogic
1 3 (7.14%) JBoss
1 3 (7.14%) WebSphere
2 2 (4.76%) IBM Notes
2 2 (4.76%) Apache
2 2 (4.76%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.38%) MQSeries
3 1 (2.38%) TIBCO EMS
3 1 (2.38%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) MS Office
1 1 (2.38%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 6 (14.29%) Firewall
2 5 (11.90%) LDAP
3 3 (7.14%) TCP/IP
3 3 (7.14%) DNS
3 3 (7.14%) SSH
4 2 (4.76%) OpenLDAP
4 2 (4.76%) SAN
5 1 (2.38%) DMZ
5 1 (2.38%) NAS
5 1 (2.38%) HTTPS
5 1 (2.38%) DHCP
5 1 (2.38%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.76%) MySQL
2 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.38%) DB2
General
1 7 (16.67%) Finance
2 5 (11.90%) Banking
3 2 (4.76%) Investment Banking
3 2 (4.76%) Financial Institution
3 2 (4.76%) Front Office
4 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.38%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.76%) Middleware
2 1 (2.38%) Java EE
2 1 (2.38%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (2.38%) YAML
2 1 (2.38%) Regular Expression
2 1 (2.38%) .NET
2 1 (2.38%) XML
2 1 (2.38%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (2.38%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.76%) Clustering
2 2 (4.76%) Equities
2 2 (4.76%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.38%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (2.38%) HACMP
3 1 (2.38%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 42 (100.00%) UNIX
2 33 (78.57%) Linux
3 12 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 12 (28.57%) HPUX
4 7 (16.67%) Solaris
4 7 (16.67%) Windows
5 5 (11.90%) Windows XP
6 3 (7.14%) AIX
7 1 (2.38%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (16.67%) ITIL
2 2 (4.76%) Quality Management
2 2 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (4.76%) Performance Management
2 2 (4.76%) Low Latency
3 1 (2.38%) Ultra-Low Latency
3 1 (2.38%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (2.38%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (2.38%) Server Monitoring
3 1 (2.38%) Kanban
3 1 (2.38%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (2.38%) Waterfall
3 1 (2.38%) Change Control
3 1 (2.38%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (2.38%) Kernel Tuning
3 1 (2.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (2.38%) Supplier Management
3 1 (2.38%) Release Management
3 1 (2.38%) Electronic Trading
3 1 (2.38%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (28.57%) Perl
2 9 (21.43%) SQL
3 8 (19.05%) Shell Script
4 4 (9.52%) PL/SQL
4 4 (9.52%) Korn
5 3 (7.14%) Bash Shell
5 3 (7.14%) AWK
6 2 (4.76%) Java
6 2 (4.76%) sed
6 2 (4.76%) Bourne shell
7 1 (2.38%) PHP
7 1 (2.38%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (7.14%) SC Cleared
1 3 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.14%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 2 (4.76%) NFS
4 1 (2.38%) Veritas File System
4 1 (2.38%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (2.38%) Tivoli Directory Server
4 1 (2.38%) Samba
4 1 (2.38%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.38%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 3 (7.14%) NetBackup
2 2 (4.76%) Puppet
2 2 (4.76%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.38%) YUM
3 1 (2.38%) Legato
3 1 (2.38%) Tivoli
3 1 (2.38%) Nagios
Vendors
1 21 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 12 (28.57%) Oracle
3 9 (21.43%) HP
4 5 (11.90%) Sun
4 5 (11.90%) Veritas
5 4 (9.52%) VMware
5 4 (9.52%) IBM
6 2 (4.76%) EMC
6 2 (4.76%) Symantec
6 2 (4.76%) Lotus
6 2 (4.76%) NetApp
6 2 (4.76%) Splunk
7 1 (2.38%) TIBCO
7 1 (2.38%) Ab Initio
7 1 (2.38%) Aquila
7 1 (2.38%) Axway
7 1 (2.38%) CA
7 1 (2.38%) Informatica
7 1 (2.38%) Siebel