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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix Support
Rank 596 606 559
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -47
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Support 59 48 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.084% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.088% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 25 39
Median daily rate £375 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £208 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £447 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £295 £300 £263
% change year-on-year
-1.66% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 1
Median hourly rate £20.00 £30.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.42% +10.90%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £30.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-34.42% +10.90%

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
50794 54325 53927
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.95% 93.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 33203 34727 32867
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1696 2062 2153
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 26 September 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 18 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 26 September 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 +22 58 £375 +15.38% 12
London +3 37 £450 +20.00% 6
Newcastle upon Tyne -14 14 £294 - 1
Tyne and Wear -16 14 £294 - 1
North East -16 14 £294 +12.00% 1
City of London +15 5 £450 +5.88% 6
South East +15 3 £353 +65.88% 1
East of England +10 2 £375 - 1
Hampshire +10 2 £330 +55.29% 1
Coventry -12 2 £195 -53.01%
West Midlands -27 2 £195 -53.01% 1
Hertfordshire - 2 £375 -
Stevenage - 2 £375 -
Wrexham - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 £375 -
Bromley - 1 £450 -
North Wales - 1 - -
Wales - 1 - -

Unix Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 65 (57.02%) Oracle
3 53 (46.49%) SQL
3 53 (46.49%) Windows
4 43 (37.72%) Linux
5 40 (35.09%) Finance
6 39 (34.21%) Solaris
7 28 (24.56%) Banking
8 26 (22.81%) ITIL
9 24 (21.05%) Red Hat
10 23 (20.18%) Incident Management
11 21 (18.42%) FIX Protocol
11 21 (18.42%) Problem Management
11 21 (18.42%) Front Office
11 21 (18.42%) HP
12 20 (17.54%) Perl
12 20 (17.54%) Electronic Trading
13 19 (16.67%) Microsoft
14 18 (15.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 18 (15.79%) Change Management
15 17 (14.91%) TCP/IP
15 17 (14.91%) Java
15 17 (14.91%) Windows Server
16 16 (14.04%) AIX
16 16 (14.04%) Python
16 16 (14.04%) Sun
16 16 (14.04%) Degree
17 15 (13.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 15 (13.16%) WebLogic
17 15 (13.16%) SQL 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 15 (13.16%) WebLogic
2 8 (7.02%) JBoss
3 6 (5.26%) WebSphere
4 3 (2.63%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.63%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.75%) Apache
5 2 (1.75%) IBM Domino
5 2 (1.75%) IBM Notes
5 2 (1.75%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (1.75%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (0.88%) GemFire
6 1 (0.88%) IIS
6 1 (0.88%) Oracle Coherence
6 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 12 (10.53%) RMDS
2 2 (1.75%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.88%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (14.91%) TCP/IP
2 12 (10.53%) Firewall
3 8 (7.02%) LDAP
3 8 (7.02%) SSH
4 7 (6.14%) DNS
5 6 (5.26%) OpenLDAP
6 5 (4.39%) VPN
7 3 (2.63%) LAN
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%) Network Security
8 2 (1.75%) SAN
8 2 (1.75%) SSL
9 1 (0.88%) DHCP
9 1 (0.88%) FTP
9 1 (0.88%) Kerberos
9 1 (0.88%) MPLS
9 1 (0.88%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (13.16%) SQL Server
2 14 (12.28%) Oracle Database
3 4 (3.51%) Oracle Database 10g
3 4 (3.51%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (3.51%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (3.51%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.75%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.75%) MySQL
4 2 (1.75%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.88%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.88%) DataStage
5 1 (0.88%) KDB
5 1 (0.88%) Kdb+
5 1 (0.88%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.88%) PowerCenter
5 1 (0.88%) UniData
Development Applications
1 4 (3.51%) JIRA
1 4 (3.51%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (2.63%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.75%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.75%) JBuilder
4 1 (0.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.88%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.88%) Subversion
4 1 (0.88%) Toad
General
1 40 (35.09%) Finance
2 28 (24.56%) Banking
3 21 (18.42%) Front Office
4 8 (7.02%) Financial Institution
4 8 (7.02%) International Banking
5 3 (2.63%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.75%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (18.42%) FIX Protocol
2 12 (10.53%) Rendezvous
3 10 (8.77%) Middleware
4 4 (3.51%) WebSphere MQ
5 3 (2.63%) XML
6 2 (1.75%) ActiveMQ
6 2 (1.75%) HTML
6 2 (1.75%) SAML
6 2 (1.75%) SOAP
6 2 (1.75%) Struts
6 2 (1.75%) Web Services
7 1 (0.88%) .NET
7 1 (0.88%) Hibernate
7 1 (0.88%) IBM Integration Bus
7 1 (0.88%) JMS
7 1 (0.88%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 1 (0.88%) Software Packaging
7 1 (0.88%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 18 (15.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 9 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (6.14%) Fintech
4 6 (5.26%) Equities
5 5 (4.39%) Computer Science
5 5 (4.39%) Fixed Income
5 5 (4.39%) SCADA
6 3 (2.63%) Data Centre
6 3 (2.63%) Derivative
6 3 (2.63%) SWIFT
7 2 (1.75%) Credit Derivative
7 2 (1.75%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.75%) Grid Computing
7 2 (1.75%) HACMP
7 2 (1.75%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.75%) Tandem
7 2 (1.75%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.75%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.88%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.88%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 114 (100.00%) Unix
2 53 (46.49%) Windows
3 43 (37.72%) Linux
4 39 (34.21%) Solaris
5 17 (14.91%) Windows Server
6 16 (14.04%) AIX
7 15 (13.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (6.14%) HPUX
9 6 (5.26%) Windows XP
10 3 (2.63%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.88%) MVS
11 1 (0.88%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.88%) SUSE
11 1 (0.88%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (22.81%) ITIL
2 23 (20.18%) Incident Management
3 21 (18.42%) Problem Management
4 20 (17.54%) Electronic Trading
5 18 (15.79%) Change Management
6 13 (11.40%) Release Management
6 13 (11.40%) Service Delivery
7 12 (10.53%) Market Making
8 11 (9.65%) Algorithmic Trading
9 10 (8.77%) DevOps
9 10 (8.77%) Root Cause Analysis
10 9 (7.89%) QMS
10 9 (7.89%) Quality Management
11 8 (7.02%) SOA
12 7 (6.14%) Data Management
13 6 (5.26%) Defect Management
13 6 (5.26%) Mentoring
13 6 (5.26%) Operational Acceptance Testing
13 6 (5.26%) Validation
14 5 (4.39%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 53 (46.49%) SQL
2 20 (17.54%) Perl
3 17 (14.91%) Java
4 16 (14.04%) Python
5 14 (12.28%) Shell Script
6 12 (10.53%) PL/SQL
7 7 (6.14%) Korn
8 5 (4.39%) C++
9 4 (3.51%) Bash Shell
10 3 (2.63%) C
10 3 (2.63%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.75%) AWK
11 2 (1.75%) MATLAB
11 2 (1.75%) sed
11 2 (1.75%) VB
12 1 (0.88%) JCL
12 1 (0.88%) Ruby
12 1 (0.88%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (14.04%) Degree
2 9 (7.89%) BPSS Clearance
2 9 (7.89%) Security Cleared
3 8 (7.02%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.75%) IBM AIX Certification
5 1 (0.88%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.88%) CCNA
5 1 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.88%) MCSA
5 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (12.28%) SLA
2 9 (7.89%) ISO 9001
3 7 (6.14%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 8 (7.02%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 7 (6.14%) Active Directory
3 6 (5.26%) NFS
4 3 (2.63%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.75%) GPFS
6 1 (0.88%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.88%) Squid
6 1 (0.88%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.88%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 8 (7.02%) NetBackup
2 4 (3.51%) ITRS Geneos
2 4 (3.51%) Puppet
3 3 (2.63%) Control-M
3 3 (2.63%) Nagios
4 2 (1.75%) Ambari
4 2 (1.75%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.88%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.88%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.88%) Graphite
5 1 (0.88%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.88%) Opsview
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle ZFS
5 1 (0.88%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.88%) WSUS
Vendors
1 65 (57.02%) Oracle
2 24 (21.05%) Red Hat
3 21 (18.42%) HP
4 19 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 16 (14.04%) Sun
6 14 (12.28%) ServiceNow
7 12 (10.53%) TIBCO
8 10 (8.77%) Currenex
8 10 (8.77%) FXall
8 10 (8.77%) Reuters
9 9 (7.89%) Symantec
9 9 (7.89%) Veritas
10 6 (5.26%) CA
11 5 (4.39%) IBM
11 5 (4.39%) VMware
12 3 (2.63%) F5
12 3 (2.63%) Sybase
13 2 (1.75%) Cognos
13 2 (1.75%) Embarcadero
13 2 (1.75%) Plumtree
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