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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix Support
Rank 603 572 562
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Support 27 72 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.054% 0.13% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.057% 0.14% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 30 50
Median daily rate £350 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £455 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £270 £260
% change year-on-year
+22.22% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 1
Median hourly rate - £18.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +38.46%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £18.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year
- +38.46%

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
47154 52548 52697
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.59% 94.79% 93.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 30883 33471 33311
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1660 2050 2167
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.25%

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 7 December 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 17 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 7 December 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 -17 27 £350 +7.69% 8
London -15 13 £450 +17.64% 5
North East - 8 £325 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 8 £325 -
Tyne and Wear - 8 £325 -
North West - 3 £350 - 1
City of London +1 2 £438 -12.50% 3
Manchester - 2 £350 - 1
South East +24 1 £330 +14.78% 1
Hampshire +22 1 £330 +14.78%
Nottingham -2 1 £350 +25.00%
Nottinghamshire -6 1 £350 +25.00%
Birmingham -7 1 - -
East Midlands -7 1 £350 +25.00%
West Midlands -17 1 - -
Blackpool - 1 £325 -
Lancashire - 1 £325 -

Unix Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 89 (100.00%) Unix
2 47 (52.81%) Windows
3 41 (46.07%) SQL
4 40 (44.94%) Oracle
5 37 (41.57%) Linux
6 27 (30.34%) Solaris
7 21 (23.60%) FIX Protocol
7 21 (23.60%) Python
8 20 (22.47%) Microsoft
8 20 (22.47%) Perl
8 20 (22.47%) Finance
8 20 (22.47%) Electronic Trading
9 19 (21.35%) Problem Management
9 19 (21.35%) Front Office
9 19 (21.35%) ITIL
10 17 (19.10%) Incident Management
11 16 (17.98%) TCP/IP
11 16 (17.98%) Shell Script
12 15 (16.85%) Change Management
12 15 (16.85%) AIX
13 14 (15.73%) HP
13 14 (15.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 14 (15.73%) Degree
13 14 (15.73%) Banking
14 13 (14.61%) Release Management
14 13 (14.61%) SQL Server
15 12 (13.48%) TIBCO
15 12 (13.48%) Rendezvous
15 12 (13.48%) RMDS
15 12 (13.48%) Windows Server

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 7 (7.87%) WebSphere
2 6 (6.74%) WebLogic
3 5 (5.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 4 (4.49%) Apache
5 3 (3.37%) Tomcat
6 2 (2.25%) JBoss
7 1 (1.12%) GemFire
7 1 (1.12%) IBM Domino
7 1 (1.12%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.12%) IIS
7 1 (1.12%) MindAlign
7 1 (1.12%) MS Exchange
7 1 (1.12%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (1.12%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.12%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 4 (4.49%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.37%) MS Office
3 2 (2.25%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (13.48%) RMDS
2 2 (2.25%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.37%) IaaS
1 3 (3.37%) PaaS
1 3 (3.37%) SaaS
2 1 (1.12%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.12%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (17.98%) TCP/IP
2 7 (7.87%) Firewall
2 7 (7.87%) LDAP
3 6 (6.74%) DNS
4 3 (3.37%) Internet
4 3 (3.37%) OpenLDAP
5 2 (2.25%) Network Security
5 2 (2.25%) SSH
5 2 (2.25%) VPN
6 1 (1.12%) DHCP
6 1 (1.12%) FTP
6 1 (1.12%) HTTP
6 1 (1.12%) Kerberos
6 1 (1.12%) LAN
6 1 (1.12%) MPLS
6 1 (1.12%) S/MIME
6 1 (1.12%) SMTP
6 1 (1.12%) VLAN
6 1 (1.12%) WAN
6 1 (1.12%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (14.61%) SQL Server
2 11 (12.36%) Oracle Database
3 5 (5.62%) Relational Database
4 4 (4.49%) Oracle Database 10g
4 4 (4.49%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (4.49%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (3.37%) MySQL
6 2 (2.25%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.12%) DataStage
7 1 (1.12%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.12%) PowerCenter
7 1 (1.12%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (4.49%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (3.37%) Jenkins
2 3 (3.37%) JIRA
3 2 (2.25%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.12%) JBuilder
4 1 (1.12%) Subversion
4 1 (1.12%) Toad
General
1 20 (22.47%) Finance
2 19 (21.35%) Front Office
3 14 (15.73%) Banking
4 8 (8.99%) Financial Institution
5 3 (3.37%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.12%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (23.60%) FIX Protocol
2 12 (13.48%) Rendezvous
3 10 (11.24%) Middleware
4 4 (4.49%) Regular Expression
5 3 (3.37%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (2.25%) ActiveMQ
6 2 (2.25%) J2EE
6 2 (2.25%) XML
7 1 (1.12%) .NET
7 1 (1.12%) HTML
7 1 (1.12%) IBM Integration Bus
7 1 (1.12%) JMS
7 1 (1.12%) LAPP Stack
7 1 (1.12%) SOAP
7 1 (1.12%) Struts
7 1 (1.12%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (15.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 9 (10.11%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (7.87%) Equities
3 7 (7.87%) Fintech
4 5 (5.62%) SCADA
5 3 (3.37%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.37%) Data Centre
5 3 (3.37%) Fixed Income
5 3 (3.37%) Tandem
5 3 (3.37%) Virtual Team
6 2 (2.25%) Derivative
6 2 (2.25%) Grid Computing
6 2 (2.25%) SWIFT
7 1 (1.12%) CLARiiON
7 1 (1.12%) Credit Derivative
7 1 (1.12%) Equity Derivative
7 1 (1.12%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.12%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.12%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.12%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 89 (100.00%) Unix
2 47 (52.81%) Windows
3 37 (41.57%) Linux
4 27 (30.34%) Solaris
5 15 (16.85%) AIX
6 12 (13.48%) Windows Server
7 7 (7.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (6.74%) HPUX
9 4 (4.49%) Mac OS
9 4 (4.49%) Windows XP
10 2 (2.25%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 2 (2.25%) Windows 2000
11 1 (1.12%) Gentoo
11 1 (1.12%) MVS
11 1 (1.12%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (1.12%) SUSE
11 1 (1.12%) Windows 10
11 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (22.47%) Electronic Trading
2 19 (21.35%) ITIL
2 19 (21.35%) Problem Management
3 17 (19.10%) Incident Management
4 15 (16.85%) Change Management
5 13 (14.61%) Release Management
6 11 (12.36%) Market Making
7 10 (11.24%) Algorithmic Trading
7 10 (11.24%) Data Management
7 10 (11.24%) Root Cause Analysis
7 10 (11.24%) Service Delivery
8 8 (8.99%) Knowledge Management
8 8 (8.99%) QMS
8 8 (8.99%) Quality Management
9 7 (7.87%) SOA
10 5 (5.62%) DevOps
10 5 (5.62%) Migration
11 4 (4.49%) Capacity Planning
11 4 (4.49%) Project Management
11 4 (4.49%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (46.07%) SQL
2 21 (23.60%) Python
3 20 (22.47%) Perl
4 16 (17.98%) Shell Script
5 8 (8.99%) Java
5 8 (8.99%) PL/SQL
6 3 (3.37%) AWK
6 3 (3.37%) Bash Shell
6 3 (3.37%) sed
7 2 (2.25%) C++
7 2 (2.25%) Korn
7 2 (2.25%) MATLAB
7 2 (2.25%) VB
8 1 (1.12%) C
8 1 (1.12%) JCL
8 1 (1.12%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 14 (15.73%) Degree
2 8 (8.99%) BPSS Clearance
3 5 (5.62%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.62%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.12%) CCNA
4 1 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.12%) MCSA
4 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (12.36%) SLA
2 8 (8.99%) ISO 9001
3 6 (6.74%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (3.37%) Active Directory
1 3 (3.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.25%) NFS
3 1 (1.12%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.12%) Sendmail
3 1 (1.12%) Squid
3 1 (1.12%) Terminal Server
3 1 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.12%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 3 (3.37%) Puppet
2 2 (2.25%) Ambari
2 2 (2.25%) Control-M
2 2 (2.25%) ITRS Geneos
2 2 (2.25%) Nagios
2 2 (2.25%) ZABBIX
3 1 (1.12%) Graphite
3 1 (1.12%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (1.12%) Opsview
3 1 (1.12%) Oracle ZFS
3 1 (1.12%) WSUS
Vendors
1 40 (44.94%) Oracle
2 20 (22.47%) Microsoft
3 14 (15.73%) HP
4 12 (13.48%) TIBCO
5 10 (11.24%) Currenex
5 10 (11.24%) FXall
5 10 (11.24%) Reuters
5 10 (11.24%) ServiceNow
6 8 (8.99%) Red Hat
6 8 (8.99%) VMware
7 7 (7.87%) Sun
8 3 (3.37%) CA
9 2 (2.25%) Cisco
9 2 (2.25%) Cognos
9 2 (2.25%) IBM
9 2 (2.25%) Sybase
10 1 (1.12%) Citrix
10 1 (1.12%) Embarcadero
10 1 (1.12%) EMC
10 1 (1.12%) Plumtree