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 28 July 2016 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix Support
Rank 595 584 551
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -33
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Support 56 62 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.11% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.11% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 41 29
Median daily rate £375 £345 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% -4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £221 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £300 £269
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +11.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 6
Median hourly rate £20.00 £35.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.85% +40.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-42.85% +40.00%

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
51170 54095 51865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.76% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 33263 34303 31438
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1565 2020 2092
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.80 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.14
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.12%

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 28 July 2016.

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 24 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 28 July 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -26 47 £375 +7.14% 21
London -1 28 £383 -10.00% 16
North East -22 14 £295 -1.66%
Newcastle upon Tyne - 14 £295 -
Tyne and Wear - 14 £295 -
Wrexham - 5 £113 -
North Wales - 5 £113 -
Wales - 5 £113 -
Scotland 0 4 £425 +28.78% 1
Edinburgh - 4 £425 -
City of London +48 3 £450 +83.67% 13
East of England +23 2 £375 -
Hertfordshire +18 2 £375 -
Stevenage - 2 £375 -
Bromley - 2 £338 -
Milton Keynes +17 1 £275 -
Buckinghamshire +11 1 £275 -
South East +8 1 £275 - 3
North West +3 1 - - 2
Liverpool +2 1 - -
Merseyside -2 1 - -
West Midlands -33 1 £325 -21.68%
Warwickshire - 1 £325 -
Leamington Spa - 1 £325 -

Unix Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, 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.

1 111 (100.00%) Unix
2 60 (54.05%) Linux
3 59 (53.15%) Oracle
4 48 (43.24%) SQL
5 41 (36.94%) Finance
6 40 (36.04%) Windows
7 37 (33.33%) Banking
8 34 (30.63%) Solaris
9 31 (27.93%) Red Hat
10 25 (22.52%) Microsoft
11 24 (21.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 21 (18.92%) ITIL
13 20 (18.02%) Perl
13 20 (18.02%) Incident Management
13 20 (18.02%) Change Management
14 19 (17.12%) HP
15 18 (16.22%) Java
16 17 (15.32%) Windows Server
17 16 (14.41%) Oracle Database
18 15 (13.51%) SSH
18 15 (13.51%) Problem Management
18 15 (13.51%) WebLogic
18 15 (13.51%) AIX
19 13 (11.71%) PL/SQL
19 13 (11.71%) Firewall
19 13 (11.71%) ServiceNow
20 12 (10.81%) Sun
21 11 (9.91%) Veritas
21 11 (9.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
21 11 (9.91%) Shell Script

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 15 (13.51%) WebLogic
2 11 (9.91%) JBoss
3 7 (6.31%) SharePoint
4 5 (4.50%) Apache
4 5 (4.50%) WebSphere
5 3 (2.70%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.80%) Documentum
6 2 (1.80%) IBM Domino
6 2 (1.80%) IBM Notes
6 2 (1.80%) IIS
6 2 (1.80%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (1.80%) WebLogic Portal
7 1 (0.90%) Confluence
7 1 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.90%) GemFire
7 1 (0.90%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.90%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (0.90%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.90%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (3.60%) MS Excel
1 4 (3.60%) MS Office
2 1 (0.90%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.80%) RMDS
2 1 (0.90%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 15 (13.51%) SSH
2 13 (11.71%) Firewall
3 9 (8.11%) TCP/IP
4 8 (7.21%) LDAP
5 7 (6.31%) DNS
6 6 (5.41%) OpenLDAP
6 6 (5.41%) VPN
7 4 (3.60%) LAN
7 4 (3.60%) WAN
8 3 (2.70%) SAN
9 2 (1.80%) BIG-IP
9 2 (1.80%) HTTP
9 2 (1.80%) Internet
9 2 (1.80%) Network Security
9 2 (1.80%) SSL
9 2 (1.80%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.90%) DHCP
10 1 (0.90%) FTP
10 1 (0.90%) Kerberos
10 1 (0.90%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (14.41%) Oracle Database
2 6 (5.41%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.60%) KDB
3 4 (3.60%) Oracle Database 10g
3 4 (3.60%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (3.60%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.80%) MySQL
4 2 (1.80%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.80%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.90%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.90%) DataStage
5 1 (0.90%) DB2
5 1 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.90%) PowerCenter
5 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.90%) UniData
Development Applications
1 4 (3.60%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (1.80%) JBuilder
2 2 (1.80%) JIRA
3 1 (0.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.90%) ClearCase
3 1 (0.90%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (0.90%) Toad
General
1 41 (36.94%) Finance
2 37 (33.33%) Banking
3 9 (8.11%) Front Office
4 8 (7.21%) International Banking
5 5 (4.50%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.80%) Back Office
6 2 (1.80%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (9.01%) FIX Protocol
2 9 (8.11%) Middleware
3 4 (3.60%) Web Services
3 4 (3.60%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (1.80%) .NET
4 2 (1.80%) HTML
4 2 (1.80%) Rendezvous
4 2 (1.80%) SAML
4 2 (1.80%) SOAP
4 2 (1.80%) Struts
4 2 (1.80%) XML
5 1 (0.90%) Hibernate
5 1 (0.90%) IBM Integration Bus
5 1 (0.90%) JMS
5 1 (0.90%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 1 (0.90%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.90%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 7 (6.31%) Fintech
3 6 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.41%) Data Centre
4 5 (4.50%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.60%) Derivative
5 4 (3.60%) Equities
5 4 (3.60%) Fixed Income
6 3 (2.70%) HACMP
6 3 (2.70%) SWIFT
7 2 (1.80%) Clustering
7 2 (1.80%) Credit Derivative
7 2 (1.80%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.80%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.80%) Tandem
7 2 (1.80%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.90%) Equity Derivative
8 1 (0.90%) Market Risk
8 1 (0.90%) SCADA
8 1 (0.90%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 111 (100.00%) Unix
2 60 (54.05%) Linux
3 40 (36.04%) Windows
4 34 (30.63%) Solaris
5 24 (21.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 17 (15.32%) Windows Server
7 15 (13.51%) AIX
8 8 (7.21%) Windows XP
9 6 (5.41%) HPUX
10 2 (1.80%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.90%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.90%) MVS
11 1 (0.90%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.90%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.90%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (18.92%) ITIL
2 20 (18.02%) Change Management
2 20 (18.02%) Incident Management
3 15 (13.51%) Problem Management
4 11 (9.91%) Release Management
5 10 (9.01%) DevOps
5 10 (9.01%) Service Delivery
6 7 (6.31%) Data Management
6 7 (6.31%) Electronic Trading
6 7 (6.31%) Root Cause Analysis
7 6 (5.41%) Defect Management
7 6 (5.41%) Mentoring
7 6 (5.41%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 6 (5.41%) QMS
7 6 (5.41%) Quality Management
7 6 (5.41%) SOA
7 6 (5.41%) Validation
8 5 (4.50%) Low Latency
8 5 (4.50%) Market Making
9 4 (3.60%) Ultra-Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 48 (43.24%) SQL
2 20 (18.02%) Perl
3 18 (16.22%) Java
4 13 (11.71%) PL/SQL
5 11 (9.91%) Shell Script
6 8 (7.21%) Python
7 7 (6.31%) Korn
8 5 (4.50%) C++
9 3 (2.70%) Bash Shell
9 3 (2.70%) C
9 3 (2.70%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.80%) AWK
10 2 (1.80%) MATLAB
10 2 (1.80%) Ruby
10 2 (1.80%) sed
10 2 (1.80%) VB
11 1 (0.90%) JCL
11 1 (0.90%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (6.31%) BPSS Clearance
1 7 (6.31%) Security Cleared
2 6 (5.41%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.50%) Degree
4 2 (1.80%) IBM AIX Certification
4 2 (1.80%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.90%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (9.91%) SLA
2 6 (5.41%) ISO 9001
3 5 (4.50%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.90%) QA
System Software
1 9 (8.11%) Active Directory
1 9 (8.11%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 6 (5.41%) NFS
3 3 (2.70%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (1.80%) GPFS
5 1 (0.90%) Samba
5 1 (0.90%) Squid
5 1 (0.90%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (0.90%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (7.21%) NetBackup
2 6 (5.41%) ITRS Geneos
3 3 (2.70%) Nagios
4 2 (1.80%) Control-M
5 1 (0.90%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.90%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.90%) Graphite
5 1 (0.90%) NetVault Backup
5 1 (0.90%) Opsview
5 1 (0.90%) Oracle ZFS
5 1 (0.90%) Puppet
5 1 (0.90%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.90%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.90%) WSUS
5 1 (0.90%) yum
Vendors
1 59 (53.15%) Oracle
2 31 (27.93%) Red Hat
3 25 (22.52%) Microsoft
4 19 (17.12%) HP
5 13 (11.71%) ServiceNow
6 12 (10.81%) Sun
7 11 (9.91%) Veritas
8 8 (7.21%) Symantec
9 6 (5.41%) CA
10 5 (4.50%) IBM
11 4 (3.60%) Splunk
11 4 (3.60%) VMware
12 3 (2.70%) F5
13 2 (1.80%) CheckPoint
13 2 (1.80%) Citrix
13 2 (1.80%) Embarcadero
13 2 (1.80%) Lotus
13 2 (1.80%) Plumtree
13 2 (1.80%) Remedy
13 2 (1.80%) TIBCO
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