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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unix Support
UK
Rank 575 570 566
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Support 21 54 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.046% 0.11% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.049% 0.11% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 27 32
Median daily rate £375 £400 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +28.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £258 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £540 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £321 £375 £265
% change year-on-year
-14.33% +41.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 3
Median hourly rate £39.00 £21.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.39% +65.38%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £21.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year
+81.39% +65.38%

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
42939 48598 48934
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.70% 94.99% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28014 31275 30245
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 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1573 1632 1895
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £40.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

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 21 February 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 19 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 21 February 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 -5 16 £388 - 8
London -3 9 £425 -5.55% 4
Scotland - 5 £325 -
South East +14 3 £400 -11.11% 2
West Dunbartonshire - 3 £325 -
Clydebank - 3 £325 -
South West - 2 £250 -
Hampshire - 2 £425 -
Glasgow - 2 - -
Berkshire +19 1 £318 -14.18% 2
West Yorkshire +6 1 - -
East Midlands +5 1 £158 -43.75% 1
Yorkshire -3 1 - -
Leeds -6 1 - -
Somerset - 1 - -
Derbyshire - 1 £158 -
Yeovil - 1 - -
Derby - 1 £158 -
Bristol - 1 £250 -

Unix Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 57 (100.00%) Unix
2 30 (52.63%) Linux
3 26 (45.61%) Windows
4 22 (38.60%) Oracle
5 21 (36.84%) SQL
6 16 (28.07%) VMware
7 14 (24.56%) Perl
7 14 (24.56%) ITIL
7 14 (24.56%) Python
8 11 (19.30%) AIX
9 10 (17.54%) Shell Script
9 10 (17.54%) FIX Protocol
10 9 (15.79%) Degree
10 9 (15.79%) Electronic Trading
10 9 (15.79%) Change Management
10 9 (15.79%) Front Office
10 9 (15.79%) SQL Server
10 9 (15.79%) TCP/IP
10 9 (15.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 8 (14.04%) Windows Server
11 8 (14.04%) Red Hat
11 8 (14.04%) DNS
11 8 (14.04%) Solaris
11 8 (14.04%) Finance
11 8 (14.04%) VMware Infrastructure
12 7 (12.28%) Algorithmic Trading
12 7 (12.28%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (12.28%) RMDS
12 7 (12.28%) Market Making
12 7 (12.28%) Currenex

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 4 (7.02%) Apache
1 4 (7.02%) JBoss
1 4 (7.02%) WebSphere
2 3 (5.26%) Tomcat
3 2 (3.51%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.51%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.75%) IIS
4 1 (1.75%) MindAlign
4 1 (1.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.75%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.75%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (3.51%) MS Excel
1 2 (3.51%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.75%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (12.28%) RMDS
2 1 (1.75%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (1.75%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.26%) IaaS
1 3 (5.26%) PaaS
1 3 (5.26%) SaaS
2 2 (3.51%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.51%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (15.79%) TCP/IP
2 8 (14.04%) DNS
3 6 (10.53%) Firewall
3 6 (10.53%) LDAP
4 3 (5.26%) Internet
4 3 (5.26%) OpenLDAP
5 2 (3.51%) SMTP
5 2 (3.51%) SSH
6 1 (1.75%) DHCP
6 1 (1.75%) FTP
6 1 (1.75%) IMAP
6 1 (1.75%) S/MIME
6 1 (1.75%) SSL
6 1 (1.75%) VLAN
6 1 (1.75%) VPN
6 1 (1.75%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.77%) Oracle Database
2 5 (8.77%) Relational Database
3 4 (7.02%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (3.51%) MySQL
4 2 (3.51%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.75%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.75%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.75%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.75%) JIRA
1 1 (1.75%) Subversion
General
1 9 (15.79%) Front Office
2 8 (14.04%) Finance
3 6 (10.53%) Banking
4 2 (3.51%) Financial Institution
4 2 (3.51%) French Language
5 1 (1.75%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.75%) Back Office
5 1 (1.75%) Publishing
5 1 (1.75%) Retail
5 1 (1.75%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.75%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (17.54%) FIX Protocol
2 7 (12.28%) Rendezvous
3 4 (7.02%) Regular Expression
4 3 (5.26%) Middleware
5 2 (3.51%) J2EE
6 1 (1.75%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (1.75%) LAPP Stack
6 1 (1.75%) Web Services
6 1 (1.75%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 6 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.26%) Equities
3 3 (5.26%) Fintech
3 3 (5.26%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.75%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.75%) Derivative
4 1 (1.75%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.75%) Equity Derivative
4 1 (1.75%) Eurex
4 1 (1.75%) Fixed Income
4 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.75%) SCADA
4 1 (1.75%) SWIFT
4 1 (1.75%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 57 (100.00%) Unix
2 30 (52.63%) Linux
3 26 (45.61%) Windows
4 11 (19.30%) AIX
5 8 (14.04%) Solaris
5 8 (14.04%) Windows Server
6 6 (10.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (10.53%) SUSE
7 5 (8.77%) Oracle Linux
7 5 (8.77%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 4 (7.02%) Mac OS
8 4 (7.02%) Windows XP
9 3 (5.26%) HPUX
10 2 (3.51%) Windows 2000
11 1 (1.75%) Gentoo
11 1 (1.75%) Windows 10
11 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (24.56%) ITIL
2 9 (15.79%) Change Management
2 9 (15.79%) Electronic Trading
3 7 (12.28%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (12.28%) Algorithmic Trading
3 7 (12.28%) Market Making
3 7 (12.28%) Service Management
4 6 (10.53%) Data Management
4 6 (10.53%) ITSM
4 6 (10.53%) Knowledge Management
5 4 (7.02%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (7.02%) ITIL V3
5 4 (7.02%) Open Source
5 4 (7.02%) Problem Management
5 4 (7.02%) Release Management
6 3 (5.26%) DevOps
6 3 (5.26%) High Availability
6 3 (5.26%) Incident Management
6 3 (5.26%) Mentoring
6 3 (5.26%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 21 (36.84%) SQL
2 14 (24.56%) Perl
2 14 (24.56%) Python
3 10 (17.54%) Shell Script
4 6 (10.53%) Bash Shell
4 6 (10.53%) PL/SQL
5 3 (5.26%) Korn
6 2 (3.51%) Java
7 1 (1.75%) AWK
7 1 (1.75%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.75%) sed
7 1 (1.75%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (15.79%) Degree
2 3 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (5.26%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.51%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.75%) CCNA
4 1 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.75%) MCSA
4 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.26%) SLA
2 2 (3.51%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.75%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.75%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (14.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (8.77%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (7.02%) Active Directory
4 2 (3.51%) NFS
4 2 (3.51%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.75%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.75%) Sendmail
5 1 (1.75%) Squid
5 1 (1.75%) Terminal Server
5 1 (1.75%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.75%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (7.02%) BMC PATROL
1 4 (7.02%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (5.26%) Puppet
3 2 (3.51%) ITRS Geneos
3 2 (3.51%) Nagios
4 1 (1.75%) Ambari
4 1 (1.75%) Ansible
4 1 (1.75%) Cobbler
4 1 (1.75%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (1.75%) OpenView
4 1 (1.75%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.75%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.75%) WSUS
4 1 (1.75%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 22 (38.60%) Oracle
2 16 (28.07%) VMware
3 8 (14.04%) Red Hat
4 7 (12.28%) Currenex
4 7 (12.28%) FXall
4 7 (12.28%) HP
4 7 (12.28%) Microsoft
4 7 (12.28%) Reuters
4 7 (12.28%) TIBCO
5 6 (10.53%) IBM
6 4 (7.02%) AppDynamics
6 4 (7.02%) Veritas
7 2 (3.51%) Cisco
7 2 (3.51%) Sybase
8 1 (1.75%) Bloomberg
8 1 (1.75%) BMC
8 1 (1.75%) Cognos
8 1 (1.75%) QNX
8 1 (1.75%) Sun
8 1 (1.75%) Symantec