The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX Support
Rank 555 529 563
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +34
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Support 32 15 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.057% 0.031% 0.041%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.062% 0.034% 0.044%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 11 14
Average daily rate £375 £320 £461
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% -30.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £320 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £525 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £450 £349
% change year-on-year
-44.44% +29.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £18.00
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51949 44129 56219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.27% 92.47% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31578 25274 30920
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2083 2186 2628
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.87 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% -8.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%

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 18 April 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 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -72 29 £450 +40.62% 2
London -18 18 £450 +40.62% 1
City of London -6 8 £308 -
South East -12 2 £419 -6.94%
Surrey -9 1 £475 +5.55%
North West - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - -
Nantwich - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Reading - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Stockport - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
Cambridge - - - -
Epsom - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Knutsford - - - -
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - -

UNIX Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 54 (100.00%) UNIX
2 36 (66.67%) Linux
3 33 (61.11%) Solaris
4 25 (46.30%) Red Hat
5 24 (44.44%) Oracle
6 19 (35.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 18 (33.33%) Banking
7 18 (33.33%) Veritas
8 16 (29.63%) Finance
9 13 (24.07%) HP
10 12 (22.22%) SAN
10 12 (22.22%) ITIL
10 12 (22.22%) AIX
11 11 (20.37%) Perl
12 10 (18.52%) Change Management
12 10 (18.52%) Shell Script
12 10 (18.52%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 10 (18.52%) SC Cleared
12 10 (18.52%) Security Cleared
13 9 (16.67%) Release Management
13 9 (16.67%) Sun
13 9 (16.67%) Windows
14 8 (14.81%) IBM
14 8 (14.81%) NetBackup
14 8 (14.81%) Bash Shell
15 7 (12.96%) Puppet
15 7 (12.96%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 7 (12.96%) Oracle Database
15 7 (12.96%) Performance Analysis
15 7 (12.96%) Investment Banking

UNIX Support
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 2 (3.70%) WebLogic
1 2 (3.70%) IBM Notes
1 2 (3.70%) Apache
1 2 (3.70%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Maximo
1 2 (3.70%) Summit
2 1 (1.85%) Temenos T24
2 1 (1.85%) RMDS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (22.22%) SAN
2 7 (12.96%) LDAP
3 5 (9.26%) TCP/IP
4 4 (7.41%) SSL
4 4 (7.41%) SSH
5 3 (5.56%) Firewall
5 3 (5.56%) DNS
6 2 (3.70%) SMTP
6 2 (3.70%) NAS
7 1 (1.85%) LTE
7 1 (1.85%) OpenLDAP
7 1 (1.85%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (1.85%) 3G
7 1 (1.85%) SS7
7 1 (1.85%) ATM
7 1 (1.85%) GSM
7 1 (1.85%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.96%) Oracle Database
2 4 (7.41%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (3.70%) Oracle9i Database
3 2 (3.70%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (3.70%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.85%) JIRA
1 1 (1.85%) Oracle Forms
General
1 18 (33.33%) Banking
2 16 (29.63%) Finance
3 7 (12.96%) Investment Banking
4 5 (9.26%) Financial Institution
5 2 (3.70%) Back Office
5 2 (3.70%) Telecoms
5 2 (3.70%) Retail
5 2 (3.70%) Retail Banking
5 2 (3.70%) International Banking
6 1 (1.85%) Military
6 1 (1.85%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.85%) Middleware
1 1 (1.85%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.70%) Mainframe
1 2 (3.70%) Management Information System
1 2 (3.70%) Statistics
1 2 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (3.70%) PKI
2 1 (1.85%) Derivative
2 1 (1.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (1.85%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 54 (100.00%) UNIX
2 36 (66.67%) Linux
3 33 (61.11%) Solaris
4 19 (35.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (22.22%) AIX
6 9 (16.67%) Windows
7 5 (9.26%) HPUX
8 1 (1.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (22.22%) ITIL
2 10 (18.52%) Change Management
3 9 (16.67%) Release Management
4 7 (12.96%) Performance Analysis
5 6 (11.11%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 6 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (11.11%) Kernel Tuning
5 6 (11.11%) Load Balancing
6 5 (9.26%) Problem Management
6 5 (9.26%) Capacity Management
7 4 (7.41%) E-Commerce
8 3 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (5.56%) Change Control
8 3 (5.56%) Incident Management
9 2 (3.70%) Service Delivery
9 2 (3.70%) Programme Management
9 2 (3.70%) Validation
9 2 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (3.70%) Performance Monitoring
9 2 (3.70%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 11 (20.37%) Perl
2 10 (18.52%) Shell Script
3 8 (14.81%) Bash Shell
4 7 (12.96%) SQL
5 6 (11.11%) Bourne shell
6 3 (5.56%) Korn
6 3 (5.56%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.85%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (18.52%) SC Cleared
1 10 (18.52%) Security Cleared
2 5 (9.26%) Degree
3 2 (3.70%) RHCE
4 1 (1.85%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (18.52%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 7 (12.96%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 6 (11.11%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (7.41%) Veritas File System
5 3 (5.56%) NFS
6 2 (3.70%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 2 (3.70%) PowerHA
6 2 (3.70%) KVM
6 2 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (1.85%) VMware Server
7 1 (1.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (14.81%) NetBackup
2 7 (12.96%) Puppet
3 6 (11.11%) YUM
4 2 (3.70%) Nagios
4 2 (3.70%) Tivoli
4 2 (3.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (3.70%) Red Hat Satellite
4 2 (3.70%) BladeLogic
5 1 (1.85%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (1.85%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.85%) Legato
Vendors
1 25 (46.30%) Red Hat
2 24 (44.44%) Oracle
3 18 (33.33%) Veritas
4 13 (24.07%) HP
5 9 (16.67%) Sun
6 8 (14.81%) IBM
7 6 (11.11%) NetApp
7 6 (11.11%) Brocade
8 5 (9.26%) EMC
9 4 (7.41%) VMware
10 3 (5.56%) Symantec
10 3 (5.56%) Sybase
11 2 (3.70%) JBoss
11 2 (3.70%) Murex
11 2 (3.70%) Citrix
11 2 (3.70%) BMC
11 2 (3.70%) Lotus
11 2 (3.70%) ION Trading
12 1 (1.85%) jBASE
12 1 (1.85%) Reuters