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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX Support
Rank 581 547 534
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -13
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Support 26 35 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.048% 0.066% 0.032%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.052% 0.072% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 21 7
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £263 £393
% change year-on-year
+24.76% -33.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £23.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £23.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
- +4.44%

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
50008 48637 43579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.32% 92.39% 92.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 30924 30184 25017
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
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 1983 2005 2160
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 22 May 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 25 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 22 May 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 -35 21 £338 -25.00%
London -14 9 £400 -11.11%
Scotland - 4 £400 - 1
West Midlands -12 3 £300 -14.28%
South East -12 3 £550 +15.78%
Leeds - 3 £221 -
West Yorkshire - 3 £221 -
Yorkshire - 3 £221 -
City of London +3 2 £335 +8.94%
East Midlands -10 2 £350 -
Berkshire - 2 - -
Croydon - 2 £425 -
Edinburgh - 2 £400 -
Glasgow - 2 £330 - 1
Slough - 2 - -
Warwickshire 0 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne -10 1 £240 +4.34%
North East -13 1 £240 +4.34%
Tyne and Wear -13 1 £240 +4.34%
Coventry - 1 £275 -
Kent - 1 £550 -
Leicestershire - 1 - -
Staffordshire - 1 £325 -
Tamworth - 1 £325 -
Leicester - 1 - -

UNIX Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 50 (100.00%) UNIX
2 26 (52.00%) Linux
3 20 (40.00%) Red Hat
4 19 (38.00%) Solaris
5 18 (36.00%) Finance
6 14 (28.00%) Oracle
7 13 (26.00%) Banking
8 12 (24.00%) AIX
8 12 (24.00%) ITIL
9 11 (22.00%) Veritas
9 11 (22.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (20.00%) Shell Script
11 9 (18.00%) HP
12 8 (16.00%) HPUX
12 8 (16.00%) SQL
13 7 (14.00%) VMware
14 6 (12.00%) Incident Management
14 6 (12.00%) SAN
14 6 (12.00%) Perl
14 6 (12.00%) E-Commerce
15 5 (10.00%) IBM
15 5 (10.00%) Windows
15 5 (10.00%) Sun
15 5 (10.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 5 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
16 4 (8.00%) NetBackup
16 4 (8.00%) Change Management
16 4 (8.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 4 (8.00%) International Banking
16 4 (8.00%) Control-M

UNIX Support
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 2 (4.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.00%) Apache
2 1 (2.00%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (2.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.00%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 3 (6.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.00%) SAN
2 4 (8.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (8.00%) DNS
3 3 (6.00%) SSH
4 1 (2.00%) LDAP
4 1 (2.00%) OpenVPN
4 1 (2.00%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.00%) MySQL
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 18 (36.00%) Finance
2 13 (26.00%) Banking
3 4 (8.00%) International Banking
4 1 (2.00%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.00%) Front Office
4 1 (2.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.00%) Web Services
1 1 (2.00%) WebSphere MQ
1 1 (2.00%) FIX Protocol
1 1 (2.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.00%) Equities
3 2 (4.00%) Clustering
4 1 (2.00%) HACMP
4 1 (2.00%) NHS
4 1 (2.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.00%) Derivative
4 1 (2.00%) Replication
4 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.00%) IBM XIV
Operating Systems
1 50 (100.00%) UNIX
2 26 (52.00%) Linux
3 19 (38.00%) Solaris
4 12 (24.00%) AIX
5 11 (22.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (16.00%) HPUX
7 5 (10.00%) Windows
8 3 (6.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (4.00%) CentOS
9 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (4.00%) Ubuntu
10 1 (2.00%) Windows XP
10 1 (2.00%) zOS
10 1 (2.00%) Debian
10 1 (2.00%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (24.00%) ITIL
2 6 (12.00%) Incident Management
2 6 (12.00%) E-Commerce
3 4 (8.00%) Change Management
4 3 (6.00%) Migration
5 2 (4.00%) Problem Management
5 2 (4.00%) Configuration Management
5 2 (4.00%) Service Management
6 1 (2.00%) CRM
6 1 (2.00%) ERP
6 1 (2.00%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (2.00%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (2.00%) Capacity Management
6 1 (2.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (2.00%) Workflow
6 1 (2.00%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (2.00%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 10 (20.00%) Shell Script
2 8 (16.00%) SQL
3 6 (12.00%) Perl
4 3 (6.00%) Korn
4 3 (6.00%) sed
5 2 (4.00%) AWK
6 1 (2.00%) Python
6 1 (2.00%) PHP
6 1 (2.00%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.00%) Java
6 1 (2.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (4.00%) Degree
1 2 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (10.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 4 (8.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 2 (4.00%) VMware ESX
3 2 (4.00%) NFS
4 1 (2.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.00%) VMware Server
4 1 (2.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (8.00%) NetBackup
1 4 (8.00%) Control-M
2 3 (6.00%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (2.00%) Tivoli
3 1 (2.00%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 1 (2.00%) SCCM
3 1 (2.00%) SCOM
3 1 (2.00%) Puppet
3 1 (2.00%) SCSM
3 1 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 20 (40.00%) Red Hat
2 14 (28.00%) Oracle
3 11 (22.00%) Veritas
4 9 (18.00%) HP
5 7 (14.00%) VMware
6 5 (10.00%) IBM
6 5 (10.00%) Sun
7 4 (8.00%) Symantec
8 3 (6.00%) Sybase
8 3 (6.00%) Informatica
8 3 (6.00%) EMC
9 2 (4.00%) NetApp
9 2 (4.00%) Microsoft
10 1 (2.00%) Cisco
10 1 (2.00%) Citrix
10 1 (2.00%) Fidessa
10 1 (2.00%) Dell
10 1 (2.00%) 3PAR
10 1 (2.00%) ServiceNow