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 24 November 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
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX Support
Rank 593 564 540
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -24
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Support 23 21 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.040% 0.040% 0.080%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.044% 0.044% 0.086%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 9 19
Average daily rate
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£381 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.92% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £423 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £311 £260
% change year-on-year
+16.65% +19.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Average hourly rate £27.50 £21.73 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.55% +8.65%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £21.73 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+26.55% +8.65%

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
51713 48167 48748
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.71% 92.71% 93.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 32673 29142 27386
Average daily rate £400 £400 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2104 2096 2586
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

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 24 November 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 28 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 24 November 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 -20 21 £404 +7.66% 3
South East -28 7 £408 +8.66% 1
London +8 4 £500 +21.95% 1
West Yorkshire +1 4 £225 - 1
Yorkshire -2 4 £225 - 1
Leeds - 4 £225 - 1
Surrey - 3 £415 - 1
Scotland -8 2 £269 -6.52%
Edinburgh - 2 £269 -
Berkshire +1 1 - -
Buckinghamshire -11 1 - -
South West -33 1 £400 -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £400 -
Camberley - 1 £450 -
Chippenham - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Guildford - - - - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Kent - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
North East - - - -
City of London - - - - 1
Tyne and Wear - - - -

UNIX Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 49 (100.00%) UNIX
2 35 (71.43%) Linux
3 27 (55.10%) Red Hat
4 16 (32.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (30.61%) Oracle
6 14 (28.57%) Perl
7 13 (26.53%) Finance
8 11 (22.45%) Solaris
9 10 (20.41%) HPUX
9 10 (20.41%) SQL
9 10 (20.41%) HP
10 9 (18.37%) SAN
10 9 (18.37%) IBM
10 9 (18.37%) Shell Script
10 9 (18.37%) ITIL
10 9 (18.37%) AIX
11 8 (16.33%) Windows
11 8 (16.33%) Sun
11 8 (16.33%) Active Directory
11 8 (16.33%) Veritas
12 7 (14.29%) LDAP
12 7 (14.29%) Banking
12 7 (14.29%) Firewall
12 7 (14.29%) Korn
13 6 (12.24%) Analytical Skills
14 5 (10.20%) NetBackup
14 5 (10.20%) Windows XP
14 5 (10.20%) TCP/IP
14 5 (10.20%) DNS
14 5 (10.20%) WebSphere

UNIX Support
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 5 (10.20%) WebSphere
2 3 (6.12%) WebLogic
2 3 (6.12%) JBoss
3 2 (4.08%) Apache
3 2 (4.08%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.04%) MQSeries
4 1 (2.04%) IBM Notes
4 1 (2.04%) TIBCO EMS
4 1 (2.04%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (2.04%) MS Office
1 1 (2.04%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Maximo
2 1 (2.04%) BusinessWorks
Communications & Networking
1 9 (18.37%) SAN
2 7 (14.29%) Firewall
2 7 (14.29%) LDAP
3 5 (10.20%) TCP/IP
3 5 (10.20%) DNS
4 3 (6.12%) SSH
4 3 (6.12%) NAS
5 2 (4.08%) FTP
5 2 (4.08%) OpenLDAP
6 1 (2.04%) DMZ
6 1 (2.04%) HTTPS
6 1 (2.04%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.16%) MySQL
2 1 (2.04%) DB2
2 1 (2.04%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 13 (26.53%) Finance
2 7 (14.29%) Banking
3 2 (4.08%) Investment Banking
3 2 (4.08%) Financial Institution
3 2 (4.08%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.04%) Front Office
4 1 (2.04%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.04%) .NET
1 1 (2.04%) XML
1 1 (2.04%) WebSphere MQ
1 1 (2.04%) Rendezvous
1 1 (2.04%) Middleware
1 1 (2.04%) Java EE
1 1 (2.04%) FIX Protocol
1 1 (2.04%) YAML
1 1 (2.04%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.24%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.16%) Clustering
3 3 (6.12%) HACMP
4 2 (4.08%) Equities
4 2 (4.08%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.04%) Hedge funds
5 1 (2.04%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.04%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 49 (100.00%) UNIX
2 35 (71.43%) Linux
3 16 (32.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (22.45%) Solaris
5 10 (20.41%) HPUX
6 9 (18.37%) AIX
7 8 (16.33%) Windows
8 5 (10.20%) Windows XP
9 1 (2.04%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (18.37%) ITIL
2 3 (6.12%) E-Commerce
2 3 (6.12%) Incident Management
3 2 (4.08%) Migration
3 2 (4.08%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (4.08%) Project Management
3 2 (4.08%) Quality Management
3 2 (4.08%) Service Delivery
3 2 (4.08%) Change Management
3 2 (4.08%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (4.08%) Performance Management
3 2 (4.08%) Low Latency
3 2 (4.08%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (2.04%) Server Monitoring
4 1 (2.04%) Ultra-Low Latency
4 1 (2.04%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (2.04%) Kanban
4 1 (2.04%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (2.04%) Waterfall
4 1 (2.04%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 14 (28.57%) Perl
2 10 (20.41%) SQL
3 9 (18.37%) Shell Script
4 7 (14.29%) Korn
5 3 (6.12%) Bash Shell
5 3 (6.12%) AWK
5 3 (6.12%) PL/SQL
6 2 (4.08%) Java
6 2 (4.08%) sed
6 2 (4.08%) Bourne shell
7 1 (2.04%) PHP
7 1 (2.04%) Ruby
7 1 (2.04%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (8.16%) SC Cleared
1 4 (8.16%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.04%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (16.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (10.20%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 4 (8.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 4 (8.16%) NFS
4 2 (4.08%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 1 (2.04%) Samba
5 1 (2.04%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (2.04%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (2.04%) Sendmail
5 1 (2.04%) Tivoli Directory Server
5 1 (2.04%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 5 (10.20%) NetBackup
2 4 (8.16%) Puppet
3 3 (6.12%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (6.12%) Tivoli
4 2 (4.08%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (4.08%) Control-M
4 2 (4.08%) OpenView
5 1 (2.04%) Legato
5 1 (2.04%) YUM
5 1 (2.04%) Nagios
5 1 (2.04%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 27 (55.10%) Red Hat
2 15 (30.61%) Oracle
3 10 (20.41%) HP
4 9 (18.37%) IBM
5 8 (16.33%) Sun
5 8 (16.33%) Veritas
6 4 (8.16%) Symantec
6 4 (8.16%) VMware
7 3 (6.12%) EMC
8 2 (4.08%) TIBCO
8 2 (4.08%) Dell
8 2 (4.08%) Sybase
8 2 (4.08%) NetApp
8 2 (4.08%) Splunk
9 1 (2.04%) Axway
9 1 (2.04%) Business Objects
9 1 (2.04%) Siebel
9 1 (2.04%) Ab Initio
9 1 (2.04%) CA
9 1 (2.04%) Informatica