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 8 February 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.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix Support
Rank 567 550 525
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Support 61 59 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.11% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.12% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 34 29
Average daily rate £388 £300 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.16% -22.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £175 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £518 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £373 £243 £325
% change year-on-year
+53.60% -25.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 2
Average hourly rate £21.50 £13.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.38% -35.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £13.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+65.38% -35.00%

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
48598 48731 45782
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.48% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31271 30416 27107
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1757 1902 2013
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.72 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -4.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 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 -9 57 £375 +25.00% 11
London +7 22 £450 +18.03% 7
Yorkshire -11 13 - - 1
Leeds -6 12 - -
West Yorkshire -7 12 - -
South East +3 8 £370 +13.84% 1
Birmingham -6 5 £375 +17.18%
West Midlands -13 5 £375 +17.18%
East of England - 5 - -
Norfolk - 5 - -
Norwich - 5 - -
City of London +49 4 £600 +28.00% 3
South Wales - 4 £450 -
Wales - 4 £450 - 1
Surrey 0 3 £450 -
Bridgend - 3 £450 -
Nottingham - 3 £280 -
Nottinghamshire - 3 £280 -
East Midlands - 3 £280 -
Hampshire +8 2 £288 -20.68%
Buckinghamshire - 2 - -
Milton Keynes - 2 - -
Berkshire +2 1 £370 +13.84% 1
Reading -10 1 £370 -
North West -20 1 £400 +135.29% 2
Hull - 1 - -
Camberley - 1 £450 -
Manchester - 1 £400 - 2
East Yorkshire - 1 - -
Cardiff - 1 £320 -

Unix Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

1 127 (100.00%) Unix
2 69 (54.33%) Linux
3 48 (37.80%) SQL
4 47 (37.01%) Windows
5 45 (35.43%) Finance
6 35 (27.56%) Solaris
7 34 (26.77%) Oracle
8 28 (22.05%) Perl
9 25 (19.69%) ITIL
10 22 (17.32%) Banking
11 20 (15.75%) Shell Script
11 20 (15.75%) Python
12 19 (14.96%) AIX
13 16 (12.60%) Red Hat
14 15 (11.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 14 (11.02%) HP
15 14 (11.02%) Active Directory
15 14 (11.02%) Security Cleared
15 14 (11.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 14 (11.02%) Splunk
16 13 (10.24%) Java
17 12 (9.45%) IBM
17 12 (9.45%) ITIL V3
17 12 (9.45%) Windows Server
18 11 (8.66%) Fintech
18 11 (8.66%) SC Cleared
18 11 (8.66%) Data Management
18 11 (8.66%) VMware
19 10 (7.87%) HPUX
19 10 (7.87%) Low Latency

Unix Support
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 7 (5.51%) WebSphere
2 6 (4.72%) Tomcat
3 5 (3.94%) Drupal
4 3 (2.36%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.57%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.79%) Apache
6 1 (0.79%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (0.79%) IIS
6 1 (0.79%) JBoss
6 1 (0.79%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (0.79%) SAS
6 1 (0.79%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (1.57%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (3.94%) Magento
2 2 (1.57%) MetaTrader
2 2 (1.57%) Oracle 11i
2 2 (1.57%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.79%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.79%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.79%) RMDS
3 1 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.30%) LDAP
2 7 (5.51%) TCP/IP
3 5 (3.94%) DNS
3 5 (3.94%) Firewall
4 3 (2.36%) SAN
5 2 (1.57%) DHCP
5 2 (1.57%) LAN
5 2 (1.57%) WAN
6 1 (0.79%) HTTP
6 1 (0.79%) Internet
6 1 (0.79%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.30%) KDB
2 7 (5.51%) Relational Database
2 7 (5.51%) SQL Server
3 6 (4.72%) DB2
3 6 (4.72%) MySQL
3 6 (4.72%) Oracle Database
4 5 (3.94%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (2.36%) PowerCenter
6 1 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.79%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (4.72%) Git (software)
1 6 (4.72%) Jenkins
2 5 (3.94%) Ant
2 5 (3.94%) Subversion
3 1 (0.79%) Artifactory
3 1 (0.79%) C++Builder
3 1 (0.79%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (0.79%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 45 (35.43%) Finance
2 22 (17.32%) Banking
3 9 (7.09%) Investment Banking
4 7 (5.51%) Front Office
5 3 (2.36%) Back Office
6 2 (1.57%) Retail
7 1 (0.79%) Electronics
7 1 (0.79%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.79%) Legal
7 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.79%) Marketing
7 1 (0.79%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.30%) XML
2 6 (4.72%) FIX Protocol
3 5 (3.94%) HTML
3 5 (3.94%) JSON
3 5 (3.94%) Regular Expression
4 3 (2.36%) Middleware
4 3 (2.36%) Web Services
5 2 (1.57%) J2EE
5 2 (1.57%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.79%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (0.79%) IBM Integration Bus
6 1 (0.79%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 11 (8.66%) Fintech
3 9 (7.09%) Equities
3 9 (7.09%) Fixed Income
4 6 (4.72%) Derivative
5 4 (3.15%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.15%) SWIFT
6 3 (2.36%) Data Centre
6 3 (2.36%) DataPower
6 3 (2.36%) PKI
7 2 (1.57%) Clustering
7 2 (1.57%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.79%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.79%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.79%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.79%) HACMP
8 1 (0.79%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 127 (100.00%) Unix
2 69 (54.33%) Linux
3 47 (37.01%) Windows
4 35 (27.56%) Solaris
5 19 (14.96%) AIX
6 14 (11.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (9.45%) Windows Server
8 10 (7.87%) HPUX
9 6 (4.72%) Mac OS X
9 6 (4.72%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (2.36%) SUSE
11 2 (1.57%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.79%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.79%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.79%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (19.69%) ITIL
2 12 (9.45%) ITIL V3
3 11 (8.66%) Data Management
4 10 (7.87%) High Availability
4 10 (7.87%) Low Latency
5 9 (7.09%) Algorithmic Trading
6 8 (6.30%) Business Intelligence
6 8 (6.30%) DevOps
6 8 (6.30%) Market Making
6 8 (6.30%) Ultra-Low Latency
7 7 (5.51%) E-Commerce
7 7 (5.51%) Incident Management
7 7 (5.51%) Time Management
8 6 (4.72%) Change Management
8 6 (4.72%) Electronic Trading
8 6 (4.72%) Knowledge Management
9 5 (3.94%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (3.94%) Migration
9 5 (3.94%) Process Improvement
9 5 (3.94%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 48 (37.80%) SQL
2 28 (22.05%) Perl
3 20 (15.75%) Python
3 20 (15.75%) Shell Script
4 13 (10.24%) Java
5 8 (6.30%) PL/SQL
6 6 (4.72%) C++
6 6 (4.72%) PHP
7 5 (3.94%) C#
7 5 (3.94%) Ruby
8 2 (1.57%) C-shell
8 2 (1.57%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.57%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.57%) VBScript
9 1 (0.79%) AWK
9 1 (0.79%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.79%) C
9 1 (0.79%) Korn
9 1 (0.79%) sed
9 1 (0.79%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (11.02%) Security Cleared
2 11 (8.66%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.15%) IBM AIX Certification
3 4 (3.15%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (2.36%) Degree
5 1 (0.79%) MCSE
5 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.79%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.79%) PMP
5 1 (0.79%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.36%) QA
2 1 (0.79%) HL7
2 1 (0.79%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (11.02%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.94%) NFS
3 4 (3.15%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 2 (1.57%) Samba
4 2 (1.57%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (0.79%) Tivoli Directory Server
5 1 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (7.09%) ITRS Geneos
2 7 (5.51%) Puppet
3 6 (4.72%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (3.94%) Ansible
5 3 (2.36%) Control-M
6 2 (1.57%) DatAdvantage
6 2 (1.57%) yum
7 1 (0.79%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.79%) OpenView
7 1 (0.79%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 1 (0.79%) Thomson Reuters DACS
7 1 (0.79%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 34 (26.77%) Oracle
2 16 (12.60%) Red Hat
3 14 (11.02%) HP
3 14 (11.02%) Splunk
4 12 (9.45%) IBM
5 11 (8.66%) VMware
6 6 (4.72%) Microsoft
6 6 (4.72%) Veritas
7 5 (3.94%) hybris
8 4 (3.15%) Cisco
8 4 (3.15%) Sun
9 3 (2.36%) F5
9 3 (2.36%) Fidessa
9 3 (2.36%) Informatica
9 3 (2.36%) ServiceNow
9 3 (2.36%) Sybase
9 3 (2.36%) Trayport
10 2 (1.57%) Dell
10 2 (1.57%) Remedy
10 2 (1.57%) Varonis
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