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 3 September 2015 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX Support
Rank 619 595 574
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -21
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Support 11 21 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.037% 0.047%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.020% 0.040% 0.051%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 16
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£300 £363 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.24% +12.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £500 £394
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £350 £280
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £29.23
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.45% -5.91%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £29.23
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -5.91%

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
54176 52067 49457
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.80% 92.10% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 34646 31581 29422
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1992 2012 2139
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 3 September 2015.

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 10 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 3 September 2015. 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 -18 11 £300 -14.28%
London -7 4 £308 -36.92%
North East -22 4 £300 -
Yorkshire - 3 £300 -
Leeds - 2 £300 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £300 -
Tyne and Wear -23 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne -29 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
Sheffield - 1 - -

UNIX Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 35 (100.00%) UNIX
2 17 (48.57%) Linux
3 13 (37.14%) Finance
4 11 (31.43%) Solaris
5 10 (28.57%) Oracle
5 10 (28.57%) Red Hat
6 9 (25.71%) Veritas
6 9 (25.71%) ITIL
7 8 (22.86%) Windows
7 8 (22.86%) AIX
8 7 (20.00%) Shell Script
8 7 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (17.14%) Banking
9 6 (17.14%) VMware
9 6 (17.14%) Sun
10 5 (14.29%) HP
10 5 (14.29%) TCP/IP
10 5 (14.29%) IBM
10 5 (14.29%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 4 (11.43%) International Banking
11 4 (11.43%) CentOS
11 4 (11.43%) Ubuntu
11 4 (11.43%) Problem Management
11 4 (11.43%) NetBackup
11 4 (11.43%) DNS
11 4 (11.43%) LDAP
11 4 (11.43%) Perl
11 4 (11.43%) Service Management
11 4 (11.43%) Symantec
12 3 (8.57%) Citrix

UNIX Support
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 1 (2.86%) Apache
1 1 (2.86%) GlassFish
Applications
1 3 (8.57%) MS Office
2 1 (2.86%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.86%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 4 (11.43%) DNS
2 4 (11.43%) LDAP
3 3 (8.57%) SSH
4 1 (2.86%) OpenVPN
4 1 (2.86%) SSL
4 1 (2.86%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.86%) MySQL
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle Forms
General
1 13 (37.14%) Finance
2 6 (17.14%) Banking
3 4 (11.43%) International Banking
4 1 (2.86%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.71%) Web Services
1 2 (5.71%) Middleware
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.71%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.71%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.86%) Replication
3 1 (2.86%) Clustering
3 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.86%) IBM XIV
3 1 (2.86%) NHS
3 1 (2.86%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 35 (100.00%) UNIX
2 17 (48.57%) Linux
3 11 (31.43%) Solaris
4 8 (22.86%) Windows
4 8 (22.86%) AIX
5 4 (11.43%) Ubuntu
5 4 (11.43%) CentOS
6 3 (8.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (5.71%) HPUX
7 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (2.86%) Debian
8 1 (2.86%) Windows XP
8 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (25.71%) ITIL
2 4 (11.43%) Problem Management
2 4 (11.43%) Service Management
3 3 (8.57%) Server Monitoring
3 3 (8.57%) Change Management
4 2 (5.71%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.86%) Process Management
5 1 (2.86%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (2.86%) ITSM
5 1 (2.86%) Workflow
5 1 (2.86%) Business Continuity
5 1 (2.86%) Asset Management
5 1 (2.86%) Incident Management
5 1 (2.86%) BCP
5 1 (2.86%) Configuration Management
5 1 (2.86%) Project Management
5 1 (2.86%) Security Hardening
5 1 (2.86%) Patch Management
5 1 (2.86%) Server Patching
5 1 (2.86%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (20.00%) Shell Script
2 4 (11.43%) Perl
3 3 (8.57%) SQL
3 3 (8.57%) Korn
3 3 (8.57%) sed
4 2 (5.71%) AWK
4 2 (5.71%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.86%) Java
5 1 (2.86%) PHP
5 1 (2.86%) Python
5 1 (2.86%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (5.71%) Degree
2 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) SLA
2 1 (2.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (14.29%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 2 (5.71%) VMware ESX
2 2 (5.71%) NFS
3 1 (2.86%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.86%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 1 (2.86%) Samba
3 1 (2.86%) VMware Server
3 1 (2.86%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 4 (11.43%) NetBackup
2 1 (2.86%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (2.86%) Puppet
2 1 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle ZFS
2 1 (2.86%) Tivoli
2 1 (2.86%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 1 (2.86%) Netcool
2 1 (2.86%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 10 (28.57%) Oracle
1 10 (28.57%) Red Hat
2 9 (25.71%) Veritas
3 6 (17.14%) VMware
3 6 (17.14%) Sun
4 5 (14.29%) HP
4 5 (14.29%) IBM
5 4 (11.43%) Symantec
6 3 (8.57%) Splunk
6 3 (8.57%) Citrix
7 2 (5.71%) Remedy
7 2 (5.71%) Cisco
8 1 (2.86%) NetIQ
8 1 (2.86%) ServiceNow
8 1 (2.86%) BMC
8 1 (2.86%) Dell
8 1 (2.86%) Microsoft
8 1 (2.86%) SAP