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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unix Support
UK
Rank 572 555 541
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Support 23 63 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.051% 0.13% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.054% 0.13% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 28 47
Median daily rate £338 £353 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.25% +17.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £274 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £320 £264
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +21.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Median hourly rate - £19.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +50.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £19.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%

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
42409 47285 47247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.77% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 27591 30033 29769
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1510 1731 1882
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.61 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.32 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-1.02% +9.37%

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 17 January 2017.

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 21 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 17 January 2017. 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 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 -24 20 £344 +1.10% 14
London -6 8 £403 -10.55% 10
North East - 7 £325 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 7 £325 -
Tyne and Wear - 7 £325 -
North West +19 3 £350 -12.50% 1
Scotland - 3 £325 -
Manchester +16 2 £350 -12.50% 1
East Midlands +5 2 £254 -9.37%
West Dunbartonshire - 2 £325 -
Clydebank - 2 £325 -
Nottinghamshire +1 1 £350 +25.00%
West Yorkshire 0 1 - -
Nottingham -2 1 £350 +25.00%
Yorkshire -2 1 - -
Leeds -12 1 - -
Derby - 1 £158 -
Blackpool - 1 £325 -
Derbyshire - 1 £158 -
Lancashire - 1 £325 -
Glasgow - 1 - -

Unix Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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 72 (100.00%) Unix
2 37 (51.39%) Windows
3 32 (44.44%) Linux
4 28 (38.89%) Oracle
5 27 (37.50%) SQL
6 20 (27.78%) Solaris
7 19 (26.39%) Python
8 17 (23.61%) Perl
9 16 (22.22%) FIX Protocol
9 16 (22.22%) Electronic Trading
10 15 (20.83%) ITIL
10 15 (20.83%) AIX
10 15 (20.83%) Front Office
11 14 (19.44%) VMware
12 13 (18.06%) Degree
12 13 (18.06%) TCP/IP
12 13 (18.06%) Microsoft
13 12 (16.67%) HP
13 12 (16.67%) SQL Server
13 12 (16.67%) Change Management
13 12 (16.67%) Finance
13 12 (16.67%) Problem Management
13 12 (16.67%) Incident Management
14 11 (15.28%) Shell Script
14 11 (15.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 11 (15.28%) Windows Server
15 10 (13.89%) Market Making
15 10 (13.89%) Currenex
15 10 (13.89%) FXall
15 10 (13.89%) Reuters

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 5 (6.94%) WebSphere
2 4 (5.56%) Apache
3 3 (4.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (4.17%) Tomcat
3 3 (4.17%) WebLogic
4 2 (2.78%) JBoss
5 1 (1.39%) GemFire
5 1 (1.39%) IIS
5 1 (1.39%) MindAlign
5 1 (1.39%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.39%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.39%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (4.17%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.78%) MS Office
2 2 (2.78%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (13.89%) RMDS
2 2 (2.78%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (1.39%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.17%) IaaS
1 3 (4.17%) PaaS
1 3 (4.17%) SaaS
2 2 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.39%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (18.06%) TCP/IP
2 8 (11.11%) DNS
2 8 (11.11%) Firewall
3 7 (9.72%) LDAP
4 3 (4.17%) Internet
4 3 (4.17%) OpenLDAP
5 2 (2.78%) SMTP
5 2 (2.78%) SSH
5 2 (2.78%) VPN
6 1 (1.39%) DHCP
6 1 (1.39%) FTP
6 1 (1.39%) IMAP
6 1 (1.39%) Kerberos
6 1 (1.39%) LAN
6 1 (1.39%) MPLS
6 1 (1.39%) Network Security
6 1 (1.39%) S/MIME
6 1 (1.39%) SSL
6 1 (1.39%) VLAN
6 1 (1.39%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.94%) Oracle Database
2 5 (6.94%) Relational Database
3 4 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (4.17%) MySQL
5 2 (2.78%) Hadoop
5 2 (2.78%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.39%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.39%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.39%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.39%) PowerCenter
6 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (4.17%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.78%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.78%) JIRA
3 1 (1.39%) Subversion
General
1 15 (20.83%) Front Office
2 12 (16.67%) Finance
3 8 (11.11%) Banking
4 4 (5.56%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.39%) Back Office
5 1 (1.39%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.39%) Publishing
5 1 (1.39%) Retail
5 1 (1.39%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (22.22%) FIX Protocol
2 10 (13.89%) Rendezvous
3 8 (11.11%) Middleware
4 4 (5.56%) Regular Expression
5 2 (2.78%) ActiveMQ
5 2 (2.78%) J2EE
6 1 (1.39%) JMS
6 1 (1.39%) LAPP Stack
6 1 (1.39%) Web Services
6 1 (1.39%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 6 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.94%) Equities
3 5 (6.94%) Fintech
4 4 (5.56%) SCADA
5 3 (4.17%) Data Centre
5 3 (4.17%) Fixed Income
5 3 (4.17%) Virtual Team
6 2 (2.78%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.78%) Derivative
6 2 (2.78%) Grid Computing
6 2 (2.78%) Tandem
7 1 (1.39%) CLARiiON
7 1 (1.39%) Credit Derivative
7 1 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.39%) Equity Derivative
7 1 (1.39%) Eurex
7 1 (1.39%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.39%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.39%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 72 (100.00%) Unix
2 37 (51.39%) Windows
3 32 (44.44%) Linux
4 20 (27.78%) Solaris
5 15 (20.83%) AIX
6 11 (15.28%) Windows Server
7 7 (9.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (6.94%) Oracle Linux
8 5 (6.94%) SUSE
8 5 (6.94%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 4 (5.56%) Mac OS
9 4 (5.56%) Windows XP
10 3 (4.17%) HPUX
11 2 (2.78%) Windows 2000
12 1 (1.39%) Gentoo
12 1 (1.39%) MVS
12 1 (1.39%) Windows 10
12 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (22.22%) Electronic Trading
2 15 (20.83%) ITIL
3 12 (16.67%) Change Management
3 12 (16.67%) Incident Management
3 12 (16.67%) Problem Management
4 10 (13.89%) Algorithmic Trading
4 10 (13.89%) Market Making
5 9 (12.50%) Release Management
6 8 (11.11%) Data Management
6 8 (11.11%) Knowledge Management
6 8 (11.11%) Service Delivery
7 7 (9.72%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (9.72%) Root Cause Analysis
8 6 (8.33%) QMS
8 6 (8.33%) Quality Management
8 6 (8.33%) Service Management
9 5 (6.94%) DevOps
9 5 (6.94%) ITSM
9 5 (6.94%) SOA
10 4 (5.56%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 27 (37.50%) SQL
2 19 (26.39%) Python
3 17 (23.61%) Perl
4 11 (15.28%) Shell Script
5 6 (8.33%) Bash Shell
6 5 (6.94%) PL/SQL
7 3 (4.17%) Korn
8 2 (2.78%) AWK
8 2 (2.78%) Java
8 2 (2.78%) sed
9 1 (1.39%) JCL
9 1 (1.39%) MATLAB
9 1 (1.39%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.39%) Ruby
9 1 (1.39%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (18.06%) Degree
2 6 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (5.56%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.56%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.39%) CCNA
4 1 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.39%) MCSA
4 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.72%) SLA
2 5 (6.94%) ISO 9001
3 4 (5.56%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.39%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (9.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (6.94%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (4.17%) Active Directory
4 2 (2.78%) NFS
5 1 (1.39%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.39%) Sendmail
5 1 (1.39%) Squid
5 1 (1.39%) Terminal Server
5 1 (1.39%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.39%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.39%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (5.56%) Puppet
2 3 (4.17%) BMC PATROL
2 3 (4.17%) Nagios
3 2 (2.78%) Ambari
3 2 (2.78%) ITRS Geneos
3 2 (2.78%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (2.78%) ZABBIX
4 1 (1.39%) Ansible
4 1 (1.39%) Control-M
4 1 (1.39%) Graphite
4 1 (1.39%) OpenView
4 1 (1.39%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (1.39%) Opsview
4 1 (1.39%) Oracle ZFS
4 1 (1.39%) WSUS
Vendors
1 28 (38.89%) Oracle
2 14 (19.44%) VMware
3 13 (18.06%) Microsoft
4 12 (16.67%) HP
5 10 (13.89%) Currenex
5 10 (13.89%) FXall
5 10 (13.89%) Reuters
5 10 (13.89%) TIBCO
6 9 (12.50%) Red Hat
7 6 (8.33%) ServiceNow
7 6 (8.33%) Sun
8 5 (6.94%) IBM
9 3 (4.17%) AppDynamics
9 3 (4.17%) Veritas
10 2 (2.78%) Cisco
10 2 (2.78%) Sybase
11 1 (1.39%) Bloomberg
11 1 (1.39%) Cognos
11 1 (1.39%) QNX
11 1 (1.39%) Symantec
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