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 27 August 2014 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX Support
Rank 576 552 533
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -19
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Support 24 23 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.043% 0.043% 0.090%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.047% 0.046% 0.097%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 16 29
Average daily rate
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£356 £323 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.46% +24.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £238 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £394 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £280 £240
% change year-on-year
+23.21% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +45.83%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
- +45.83%

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
51265 49491 54504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.21% 92.73% 92.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 31026 29372 30573
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1968 2145 2690
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.30% -5.55%

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 27 August 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 30 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 27 August 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
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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 -16 22 £348 +7.75% 4
West Midlands - 6 £300 -
London -7 4 £475 +28.37% 2
North West -8 2 - -
City of London +22 1 £475 +18.75% 2
Surrey -3 1 £525 +35.48% 1
South East -14 1 £525 +54.41% 1
East of England -22 1 - -
South West -33 1 £300 +0.84% 1
Home Counties - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Camberley - - - -
Knutsford - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Reading - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Slough - - - -
West Drayton - - - -
York - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -

UNIX Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 62 (100.00%) UNIX
2 46 (74.19%) Linux
3 29 (46.77%) Red Hat
4 23 (37.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 22 (35.48%) Oracle
6 18 (29.03%) Perl
7 16 (25.81%) Solaris
7 16 (25.81%) HP
8 15 (24.19%) SQL
8 15 (24.19%) ITIL
9 14 (22.58%) HPUX
10 13 (20.97%) Windows
11 11 (17.74%) LDAP
11 11 (17.74%) Finance
12 10 (16.13%) Banking
12 10 (16.13%) Veritas
13 8 (12.90%) Shell Script
13 8 (12.90%) Sun
13 8 (12.90%) Firewall
13 8 (12.90%) Release Management
13 8 (12.90%) Puppet
14 7 (11.29%) Bash Shell
14 7 (11.29%) NetBackup
14 7 (11.29%) NetApp
14 7 (11.29%) Active Directory
14 7 (11.29%) SAN
15 6 (9.68%) Windows XP
15 6 (9.68%) PL/SQL
15 6 (9.68%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 6 (9.68%) Bourne shell

UNIX Support
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 5 (8.06%) WebLogic
2 4 (6.45%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.61%) Apache
3 1 (1.61%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.61%) MQSeries
3 1 (1.61%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.61%) TIBCO EMS
3 1 (1.61%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (1.61%) MS Office
1 1 (1.61%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Temenos T24
Communications & Networking
1 11 (17.74%) LDAP
2 8 (12.90%) Firewall
3 7 (11.29%) SAN
4 5 (8.06%) SSH
5 4 (6.45%) TCP/IP
5 4 (6.45%) DNS
6 3 (4.84%) OpenLDAP
7 1 (1.61%) NAS
7 1 (1.61%) HTTPS
7 1 (1.61%) FTP
7 1 (1.61%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.84%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.23%) MySQL
2 2 (3.23%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.23%) Oracle9i Database
2 2 (3.23%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (3.23%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1 (1.61%) JIRA
General
1 11 (17.74%) Finance
2 10 (16.13%) Banking
3 5 (8.06%) Investment Banking
4 3 (4.84%) Front Office
5 2 (3.23%) Back Office
5 2 (3.23%) Telecoms
5 2 (3.23%) Retail
5 2 (3.23%) Retail Banking
5 2 (3.23%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.61%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.84%) Middleware
2 1 (1.61%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (1.61%) YAML
2 1 (1.61%) Regular Expression
2 1 (1.61%) .NET
2 1 (1.61%) J2EE
2 1 (1.61%) XML
2 1 (1.61%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (1.61%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.45%) Mainframe
2 2 (3.23%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.23%) Client/Server
2 2 (3.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (3.23%) Equities
3 1 (1.61%) Derivative
3 1 (1.61%) Statistics
3 1 (1.61%) Hedge funds
3 1 (1.61%) HACMP
3 1 (1.61%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 62 (100.00%) UNIX
2 46 (74.19%) Linux
3 23 (37.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 16 (25.81%) Solaris
5 14 (22.58%) HPUX
6 13 (20.97%) Windows
7 6 (9.68%) Windows XP
8 4 (6.45%) AIX
9 1 (1.61%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (24.19%) ITIL
2 8 (12.90%) Release Management
3 6 (9.68%) Kernel Tuning
3 6 (9.68%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 5 (8.06%) Change Management
4 5 (8.06%) Load Balancing
5 4 (6.45%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (4.84%) Low Latency
6 3 (4.84%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (3.23%) Quality Management
7 2 (3.23%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (3.23%) Scrum
7 2 (3.23%) Capacity Management
7 2 (3.23%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (3.23%) Change Control
7 2 (3.23%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (3.23%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (3.23%) Time Management
7 2 (3.23%) Performance Management
8 1 (1.61%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 18 (29.03%) Perl
2 15 (24.19%) SQL
3 8 (12.90%) Shell Script
4 7 (11.29%) Bash Shell
5 6 (9.68%) Bourne shell
5 6 (9.68%) PL/SQL
6 4 (6.45%) Korn
7 2 (3.23%) Java
8 1 (1.61%) PHP
8 1 (1.61%) AWK
8 1 (1.61%) Ruby
8 1 (1.61%) sed
Qualifications
1 6 (9.68%) SC Cleared
1 6 (9.68%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.45%) Degree
3 1 (1.61%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (11.29%) Active Directory
2 6 (9.68%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (4.84%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 3 (4.84%) NFS
4 2 (3.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (1.61%) RHEV
5 1 (1.61%) VMware Server
5 1 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (12.90%) Puppet
2 7 (11.29%) NetBackup
3 6 (9.68%) YUM
4 2 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (3.23%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (1.61%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (1.61%) Legato
5 1 (1.61%) Nagios
Vendors
1 29 (46.77%) Red Hat
2 22 (35.48%) Oracle
3 16 (25.81%) HP
4 10 (16.13%) Veritas
5 8 (12.90%) Sun
6 7 (11.29%) NetApp
7 5 (8.06%) Brocade
7 5 (8.06%) JBoss
8 4 (6.45%) Lotus
8 4 (6.45%) VMware
9 3 (4.84%) Symantec
9 3 (4.84%) Sybase
10 2 (3.23%) IBM
10 2 (3.23%) EMC
10 2 (3.23%) Splunk
11 1 (1.61%) TIBCO
11 1 (1.61%) jBASE
11 1 (1.61%) Aquila
11 1 (1.61%) Axway
11 1 (1.61%) Citrix
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