The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Unix Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix Support
Rank 601 562 565
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Support 47 65 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.087% 0.12% 0.095%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.092% 0.13% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 46 27
Median daily rate £375 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £550 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £294 £288 £250
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Median hourly rate - - £23.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £23.50

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
50931 51412 49753
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.74% 94.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 33245 31720 30748
Median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1466 2048 2093
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.57 £40.15 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

Unix Support
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Unix Support in the job title.

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 26 May 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 29 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix Support within the UK over the 3 months to 26 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -27 41 £375 -6.25% 15
London -28 15 £425 - 6
Newcastle upon Tyne -34 13 £280 +16.66% 1
North East -35 13 £280 +16.66% 1
Tyne and Wear -37 13 £280 +16.66% 1
Scotland -13 5 £425 +6.25% 2
Yorkshire +3 4 £375 +66.66%
Leeds -2 4 £375 +66.66%
West Yorkshire -4 4 £375 +66.66%
South East -7 4 £356 -35.22% 2
Edinburgh -8 4 £425 +6.25% 1
North West -19 4 £280 - 4
Bromley - 4 £325 -
Knutsford - 3 £235 -
Cheshire - 3 £235 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 - -
City of London +39 1 £450 +34.32% 4
West Midlands -9 1 - -
Manchester -13 1 £375 - 3
Croydon -14 1 £415 -2.35%
High Wycombe - 1 - -
Winchester - 1 £288 -
North Wales - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 £288 -
Surrey - 1 £425 -
Wrexham - 1 - -
Wales - 1 - -
Stirling - 1 - -

Unix Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 2016, Unix Support contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Unix Support in the job title.

1 106 (100.00%) Unix
2 69 (65.09%) Linux
3 45 (42.45%) SQL
4 42 (39.62%) Finance
5 37 (34.91%) Windows
6 36 (33.96%) Oracle
7 33 (31.13%) Banking
8 29 (27.36%) Red Hat
9 27 (25.47%) Perl
10 22 (20.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 22 (20.75%) Solaris
11 19 (17.92%) ITIL
11 19 (17.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 17 (16.04%) DevOps
12 17 (16.04%) HP
13 15 (14.15%) Active Directory
13 15 (14.15%) SSH
14 14 (13.21%) Data Management
14 14 (13.21%) Microsoft
14 14 (13.21%) Python
14 14 (13.21%) Low Latency
14 14 (13.21%) Fintech
15 13 (12.26%) Windows Server
15 13 (12.26%) ITRS Geneos
15 13 (12.26%) Firewall
15 13 (12.26%) Change Management
16 12 (11.32%) JBoss
17 11 (10.38%) Security Cleared
17 11 (10.38%) Incident Management
17 11 (10.38%) Algorithmic Trading

Unix Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (11.32%) JBoss
2 10 (9.43%) WebLogic
3 7 (6.60%) SharePoint
4 5 (4.72%) Apache
5 3 (2.83%) Tomcat
5 3 (2.83%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.89%) Documentum
6 2 (1.89%) IIS
6 2 (1.89%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.89%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.94%) Confluence
7 1 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.94%) IBM Domino
7 1 (0.94%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (0.94%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.94%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (0.94%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.94%) WebLogic Portal
7 1 (0.94%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (2.83%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.89%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.89%) MetaTrader
2 1 (0.94%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.94%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 15 (14.15%) SSH
2 13 (12.26%) Firewall
3 9 (8.49%) DNS
3 9 (8.49%) LDAP
4 6 (5.66%) OpenLDAP
4 6 (5.66%) TCP/IP
5 5 (4.72%) VPN
6 3 (2.83%) LAN
6 3 (2.83%) SAN
6 3 (2.83%) WAN
7 2 (1.89%) BIG-IP
7 2 (1.89%) HTTP
7 2 (1.89%) SSL
7 2 (1.89%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.94%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.94%) DHCP
8 1 (0.94%) FTP
8 1 (0.94%) Internet
8 1 (0.94%) NAS
8 1 (0.94%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.38%) KDB
2 8 (7.55%) Oracle Database
3 4 (3.77%) SQL Server
4 3 (2.83%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.89%) DB2
5 2 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.89%) PowerCenter
6 1 (0.94%) MySQL
6 1 (0.94%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.94%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.94%) UniData
Development Applications
1 1 (0.94%) JBuilder
1 1 (0.94%) Oracle APEX
General
1 42 (39.62%) Finance
2 33 (31.13%) Banking
3 10 (9.43%) Front Office
4 4 (3.77%) Back Office
5 3 (2.83%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.89%) International Banking
6 2 (1.89%) Retail
7 1 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.60%) FIX Protocol
2 6 (5.66%) Web Services
3 4 (3.77%) XML
4 3 (2.83%) Middleware
5 2 (1.89%) SAML
5 2 (1.89%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.94%) .NET
6 1 (0.94%) Hibernate
6 1 (0.94%) HTML
6 1 (0.94%) J2EE
6 1 (0.94%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 1 (0.94%) SOAP
6 1 (0.94%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.94%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 19 (17.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 14 (13.21%) Fintech
3 8 (7.55%) Derivative
3 8 (7.55%) Equities
3 8 (7.55%) Fixed Income
4 5 (4.72%) Data Centre
5 4 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.77%) Clustering
5 4 (3.77%) HACMP
5 4 (3.77%) SWIFT
6 3 (2.83%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.83%) DataPower
6 3 (2.83%) PKI
7 1 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.94%) Equity Derivative
7 1 (0.94%) HP Superdome
7 1 (0.94%) Market Risk
7 1 (0.94%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.94%) User Experience
7 1 (0.94%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 106 (100.00%) Unix
2 69 (65.09%) Linux
3 37 (34.91%) Windows
4 22 (20.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 22 (20.75%) Solaris
5 13 (12.26%) Windows Server
6 9 (8.49%) AIX
7 8 (7.55%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.89%) SUSE
8 2 (1.89%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.94%) HPUX
9 1 (0.94%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.94%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.94%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.94%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.94%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (17.92%) ITIL
2 17 (16.04%) DevOps
3 14 (13.21%) Data Management
3 14 (13.21%) Low Latency
4 13 (12.26%) Change Management
5 11 (10.38%) Algorithmic Trading
5 11 (10.38%) Incident Management
5 11 (10.38%) Market Making
5 11 (10.38%) Ultra-Low Latency
6 9 (8.49%) High Availability
7 7 (6.60%) ITIL V3
7 7 (6.60%) Validation
8 6 (5.66%) Defect Management
8 6 (5.66%) Electronic Trading
8 6 (5.66%) Mentoring
8 6 (5.66%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 6 (5.66%) Problem Management
8 6 (5.66%) Release Management
8 6 (5.66%) SOA
9 5 (4.72%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 45 (42.45%) SQL
2 27 (25.47%) Perl
3 14 (13.21%) Python
4 10 (9.43%) Java
5 8 (7.55%) Korn
5 8 (7.55%) PL/SQL
5 8 (7.55%) Shell Script
6 3 (2.83%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.89%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.89%) C
7 2 (1.89%) C++
8 1 (0.94%) AWK
8 1 (0.94%) PHP
8 1 (0.94%) Ruby
8 1 (0.94%) sed
8 1 (0.94%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (10.38%) Security Cleared
2 8 (7.55%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.77%) Degree
4 3 (2.83%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (2.83%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.89%) IBM AIX Certification
6 1 (0.94%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.94%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.72%) SLA
2 3 (2.83%) QA
3 2 (1.89%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.94%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 15 (14.15%) Active Directory
2 7 (6.60%) NFS
3 6 (5.66%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 3 (2.83%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (1.89%) GPFS
5 2 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.94%) Samba
6 1 (0.94%) Squid
6 1 (0.94%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 13 (12.26%) ITRS Geneos
2 3 (2.83%) NetBackup
2 3 (2.83%) Puppet
3 2 (1.89%) Nagios
3 2 (1.89%) Tivoli
3 2 (1.89%) yum
4 1 (0.94%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (0.94%) Control-M
4 1 (0.94%) NetVault Backup
4 1 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.94%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 1 (0.94%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.94%) WSUS
Vendors
1 36 (33.96%) Oracle
2 29 (27.36%) Red Hat
3 17 (16.04%) HP
4 14 (13.21%) Microsoft
5 11 (10.38%) Splunk
6 8 (7.55%) ServiceNow
6 8 (7.55%) Veritas
7 7 (6.60%) VMware
8 6 (5.66%) F5
9 5 (4.72%) IBM
10 3 (2.83%) CA
10 3 (2.83%) Fidessa
10 3 (2.83%) Sun
10 3 (2.83%) Trayport
11 2 (1.89%) CheckPoint
11 2 (1.89%) Remedy
11 2 (1.89%) Symantec
12 1 (0.94%) Ab Initio
12 1 (0.94%) Lotus
12 1 (0.94%) Mitel
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