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 1 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix Support
Rank 578 583 571
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Support 60 60 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.11% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.11% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 41 33
Median daily rate £375 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £217 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £295 £225 £250
% change year-on-year
+31.11% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 6
Median hourly rate £20.00 - £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 - £25.00

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
50636 53208 51071
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.70% 94.78% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 32918 33454 31276
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.75% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1521 2018 2067
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 1 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 30 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 1 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 -2 49 £363 +20.83% 15
London -11 27 £415 -7.77% 10
North East -45 14 £290 +7.40% 2
Tyne and Wear -45 14 £290 +20.83% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -50 14 £290 +20.83% 2
Scotland -17 6 £425 +28.78% 2
Edinburgh - 5 £425 -
Wales - 5 £113 -
North Wales - 5 £113 -
Wrexham - 5 £113 -
Bromley - 5 £425 -
South East +5 3 £281 -
City of London +30 2 £500 +49.25% 10
Buckinghamshire +11 2 £275 -
North West -6 2 £225 +36.36% 3
West Midlands - 2 £325 -
Milton Keynes +11 1 £275 -
Merseyside 0 1 - -
West Yorkshire -3 1 £375 +66.66%
Liverpool -6 1 - -
Yorkshire -9 1 £375 +66.66%
Leeds -10 1 £375 +66.66%
Stirling - 1 - -
Croydon - 1 £415 -
Knutsford - 1 £225 -
Winchester - 1 £288 -
Leamington Spa - 1 £325 -
Hampshire - 1 £288 -
Cheshire - 1 £225 -
Birmingham - 1 - -

Unix Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 114 (100.00%) Unix
2 64 (56.14%) Linux
3 53 (46.49%) Oracle
4 50 (43.86%) SQL
5 45 (39.47%) Finance
6 41 (35.96%) Banking
7 35 (30.70%) Windows
8 33 (28.95%) Red Hat
9 30 (26.32%) Solaris
10 25 (21.93%) Perl
11 24 (21.05%) ITIL
12 21 (18.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 20 (17.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 20 (17.54%) Microsoft
14 18 (15.79%) Java
14 18 (15.79%) HP
15 16 (14.04%) Change Management
15 16 (14.04%) Oracle Database
16 15 (13.16%) DevOps
16 15 (13.16%) Incident Management
16 15 (13.16%) SSH
17 14 (12.28%) Python
17 14 (12.28%) Windows Server
18 13 (11.40%) Fintech
18 13 (11.40%) PL/SQL
18 13 (11.40%) Active Directory
18 13 (11.40%) Data Management
18 13 (11.40%) Front Office
19 12 (10.53%) Veritas
19 12 (10.53%) WebLogic

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 12 (10.53%) WebLogic
2 11 (9.65%) JBoss
3 7 (6.14%) SharePoint
4 5 (4.39%) Apache
5 3 (2.63%) Tomcat
5 3 (2.63%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.75%) Documentum
6 2 (1.75%) IBM Domino
6 2 (1.75%) IBM Notes
6 2 (1.75%) IIS
6 2 (1.75%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (1.75%) WebLogic Portal
7 1 (0.88%) Confluence
7 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.88%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.88%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (0.88%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.88%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (3.51%) MS Excel
1 4 (3.51%) MS Office
2 1 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.75%) RMDS
2 1 (0.88%) MetaTrader
2 1 (0.88%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 15 (13.16%) SSH
2 10 (8.77%) Firewall
3 9 (7.89%) TCP/IP
4 8 (7.02%) DNS
4 8 (7.02%) LDAP
5 6 (5.26%) OpenLDAP
6 5 (4.39%) VPN
7 3 (2.63%) LAN
7 3 (2.63%) SAN
7 3 (2.63%) WAN
8 2 (1.75%) BIG-IP
8 2 (1.75%) HTTP
8 2 (1.75%) Internet
8 2 (1.75%) SSL
8 2 (1.75%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.88%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (0.88%) DHCP
9 1 (0.88%) FTP
9 1 (0.88%) NAS
9 1 (0.88%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (14.04%) Oracle Database
2 9 (7.89%) KDB
3 6 (5.26%) SQL Server
4 4 (3.51%) Oracle Database 10g
4 4 (3.51%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (3.51%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.75%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.88%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.88%) DataStage
6 1 (0.88%) DB2
6 1 (0.88%) MySQL
6 1 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.88%) PowerCenter
6 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.88%) UniData
Development Applications
1 4 (3.51%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (1.75%) JBuilder
2 2 (1.75%) JIRA
3 1 (0.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.88%) ClearCase
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (0.88%) Toad
General
1 45 (39.47%) Finance
2 41 (35.96%) Banking
3 13 (11.40%) Front Office
4 8 (7.02%) International Banking
5 5 (4.39%) Investment Banking
6 4 (3.51%) Back Office
7 3 (2.63%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.88%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.77%) FIX Protocol
2 5 (4.39%) Middleware
3 4 (3.51%) Web Services
4 2 (1.75%) .NET
4 2 (1.75%) HTML
4 2 (1.75%) Rendezvous
4 2 (1.75%) SAML
4 2 (1.75%) SOAP
4 2 (1.75%) Struts
4 2 (1.75%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (1.75%) XML
5 1 (0.88%) Hibernate
5 1 (0.88%) IBM Integration Bus
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 1 (0.88%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.88%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 20 (17.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 13 (11.40%) Fintech
3 9 (7.89%) Fixed Income
4 8 (7.02%) Derivative
4 8 (7.02%) Equities
5 7 (6.14%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (4.39%) Data Centre
6 5 (4.39%) SWIFT
7 4 (3.51%) Computer Science
7 4 (3.51%) HACMP
8 3 (2.63%) Clustering
8 3 (2.63%) Virtual Team
9 2 (1.75%) Fat Client
9 2 (1.75%) N-Tier
9 2 (1.75%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.88%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.88%) Market Risk
10 1 (0.88%) SCADA
10 1 (0.88%) Smart Meter
10 1 (0.88%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 114 (100.00%) Unix
2 64 (56.14%) Linux
3 35 (30.70%) Windows
4 30 (26.32%) Solaris
5 21 (18.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 14 (12.28%) Windows Server
7 10 (8.77%) AIX
8 8 (7.02%) Windows XP
9 6 (5.26%) HPUX
10 2 (1.75%) SUSE
10 2 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.88%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.88%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.88%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.88%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (21.05%) ITIL
2 16 (14.04%) Change Management
3 15 (13.16%) DevOps
3 15 (13.16%) Incident Management
4 13 (11.40%) Data Management
5 11 (9.65%) Low Latency
5 11 (9.65%) Problem Management
6 10 (8.77%) Market Making
7 9 (7.89%) Algorithmic Trading
7 9 (7.89%) Electronic Trading
7 9 (7.89%) Release Management
7 9 (7.89%) Ultra-Low Latency
8 7 (6.14%) Validation
9 6 (5.26%) Defect Management
9 6 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (5.26%) High Availability
9 6 (5.26%) ITIL V3
9 6 (5.26%) Mentoring
9 6 (5.26%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 5 (4.39%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 50 (43.86%) SQL
2 25 (21.93%) Perl
3 18 (15.79%) Java
4 14 (12.28%) Python
5 13 (11.40%) PL/SQL
6 8 (7.02%) Shell Script
7 7 (6.14%) Korn
8 5 (4.39%) C++
9 3 (2.63%) C
9 3 (2.63%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.75%) VB
11 1 (0.88%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.88%) Ruby
11 1 (0.88%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (7.02%) Security Cleared
2 5 (4.39%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.51%) Degree
3 4 (3.51%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (2.63%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.75%) IBM AIX Certification
6 1 (0.88%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.02%) SLA
2 3 (2.63%) ISO 9001
2 3 (2.63%) QA
3 2 (1.75%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 13 (11.40%) Active Directory
2 10 (8.77%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 7 (6.14%) NFS
4 3 (2.63%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.75%) GPFS
5 2 (1.75%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.88%) Samba
6 1 (0.88%) Squid
Systems Management
1 11 (9.65%) ITRS Geneos
2 8 (7.02%) NetBackup
3 2 (1.75%) Control-M
3 2 (1.75%) Nagios
3 2 (1.75%) Puppet
4 1 (0.88%) BladeLogic
4 1 (0.88%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (0.88%) NetVault Backup
4 1 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.88%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.88%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.88%) WSUS
4 1 (0.88%) yum
Vendors
1 53 (46.49%) Oracle
2 33 (28.95%) Red Hat
3 20 (17.54%) Microsoft
4 18 (15.79%) HP
5 12 (10.53%) Veritas
6 10 (8.77%) ServiceNow
6 10 (8.77%) Sun
7 9 (7.89%) Splunk
8 8 (7.02%) Symantec
9 6 (5.26%) VMware
10 5 (4.39%) IBM
11 3 (2.63%) CA
11 3 (2.63%) F5
11 3 (2.63%) Fidessa
11 3 (2.63%) Trayport
12 2 (1.75%) Citrix
12 2 (1.75%) Embarcadero
12 2 (1.75%) Lotus
12 2 (1.75%) Plumtree
12 2 (1.75%) Remedy
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