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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX Support
Rank 596 557 551
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -6
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Support 18 21 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.031% 0.040% 0.089%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.034% 0.043% 0.096%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 13 28
Average daily rate
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£356 £285 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +6.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £230 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £378 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £275 £240
% change year-on-year
+27.27% +14.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £27.50 £26.98 £25.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.92% +4.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £26.98 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+1.92% +4.77%

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
52507 48877 54297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.85% 92.73% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32079 29293 30388
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 £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2048 2078 2690
Average hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.30% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 -22 17 £350 +22.80% 2
West Midlands - 6 £300 -
London +11 2 £500 +47.05% 1
Surrey -2 2 £488 +25.80%
North West -2 2 - -
South East -10 2 £488 +36.84%
Scotland -12 1 £400 -
South West -27 1 £300 +0.84% 1
Birmingham - 1 - -
Camberley - 1 £450 -
Glasgow - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Knutsford - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Reading - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Slough - - - -
West Drayton - - - -
York - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Kent - - - -

UNIX Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 55 (100.00%) UNIX
2 43 (78.18%) Linux
3 29 (52.73%) Red Hat
4 21 (38.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (32.73%) Oracle
6 16 (29.09%) Perl
7 15 (27.27%) HP
8 14 (25.45%) HPUX
9 13 (23.64%) Solaris
9 13 (23.64%) SQL
10 12 (21.82%) Windows
11 11 (20.00%) ITIL
12 9 (16.36%) Sun
12 9 (16.36%) LDAP
12 9 (16.36%) Banking
12 9 (16.36%) Finance
13 8 (14.55%) Firewall
13 8 (14.55%) Veritas
14 7 (12.73%) Active Directory
14 7 (12.73%) Shell Script
15 6 (10.91%) NetBackup
15 6 (10.91%) Windows XP
16 5 (9.09%) JBoss
16 5 (9.09%) WebLogic
16 5 (9.09%) PL/SQL
16 5 (9.09%) SAN
16 5 (9.09%) NetApp
16 5 (9.09%) SSH
16 5 (9.09%) Release Management
16 5 (9.09%) Bourne shell

UNIX Support
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 (9.09%) WebLogic
2 4 (7.27%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.82%) Apache
3 1 (1.82%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.82%) MQSeries
3 1 (1.82%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.82%) TIBCO EMS
3 1 (1.82%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (1.82%) MS Office
1 1 (1.82%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 9 (16.36%) LDAP
2 8 (14.55%) Firewall
3 5 (9.09%) SSH
3 5 (9.09%) SAN
4 4 (7.27%) TCP/IP
4 4 (7.27%) DNS
5 3 (5.45%) OpenLDAP
6 1 (1.82%) NAS
6 1 (1.82%) HTTPS
6 1 (1.82%) DHCP
6 1 (1.82%) FTP
6 1 (1.82%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.64%) MySQL
1 2 (3.64%) SQL Server
1 2 (3.64%) Oracle9i Database
1 2 (3.64%) Oracle Database 10g
1 2 (3.64%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (3.64%) Oracle Database
General
1 9 (16.36%) Finance
1 9 (16.36%) Banking
2 3 (5.45%) Front Office
2 3 (5.45%) Investment Banking
3 2 (3.64%) Retail Banking
3 2 (3.64%) Financial Institution
3 2 (3.64%) Retail
4 1 (1.82%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.82%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.64%) Middleware
2 1 (1.82%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (1.82%) YAML
2 1 (1.82%) Regular Expression
2 1 (1.82%) .NET
2 1 (1.82%) XML
2 1 (1.82%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (1.82%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.27%) Mainframe
1 4 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.64%) Client/Server
2 2 (3.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (3.64%) Clustering
2 2 (3.64%) Equities
3 1 (1.82%) Derivative
3 1 (1.82%) Statistics
3 1 (1.82%) Hedge funds
3 1 (1.82%) HACMP
3 1 (1.82%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 55 (100.00%) UNIX
2 43 (78.18%) Linux
3 21 (38.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 14 (25.45%) HPUX
5 13 (23.64%) Solaris
6 12 (21.82%) Windows
7 6 (10.91%) Windows XP
8 4 (7.27%) AIX
9 1 (1.82%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (20.00%) ITIL
2 5 (9.09%) Release Management
3 4 (7.27%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (7.27%) Kernel Tuning
3 4 (7.27%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 3 (5.45%) Load Balancing
4 3 (5.45%) Change Management
4 3 (5.45%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (5.45%) Low Latency
4 3 (5.45%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (3.64%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (3.64%) Change Control
5 2 (3.64%) Performance Management
5 2 (3.64%) Quality Management
6 1 (1.82%) Supplier Management
6 1 (1.82%) Incident Management
6 1 (1.82%) E-Commerce
6 1 (1.82%) Configuration Management
6 1 (1.82%) Project Management
6 1 (1.82%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 16 (29.09%) Perl
2 13 (23.64%) SQL
3 7 (12.73%) Shell Script
4 5 (9.09%) PL/SQL
4 5 (9.09%) Bourne shell
4 5 (9.09%) Bash Shell
5 4 (7.27%) Korn
6 1 (1.82%) sed
6 1 (1.82%) Java
6 1 (1.82%) PHP
6 1 (1.82%) AWK
6 1 (1.82%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (7.27%) SC Cleared
1 4 (7.27%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.64%) Degree
3 1 (1.82%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.64%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (12.73%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.27%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (5.45%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 3 (5.45%) NFS
4 1 (1.82%) Veritas File System
4 1 (1.82%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (1.82%) RHEV
4 1 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.82%) Sendmail
4 1 (1.82%) Samba
Systems Management
1 6 (10.91%) NetBackup
2 5 (9.09%) Puppet
3 4 (7.27%) YUM
4 2 (3.64%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.82%) Legato
5 1 (1.82%) Nagios
Vendors
1 29 (52.73%) Red Hat
2 18 (32.73%) Oracle
3 15 (27.27%) HP
4 9 (16.36%) Sun
5 8 (14.55%) Veritas
6 5 (9.09%) NetApp
6 5 (9.09%) JBoss
7 4 (7.27%) Lotus
7 4 (7.27%) VMware
8 3 (5.45%) Brocade
8 3 (5.45%) IBM
8 3 (5.45%) Symantec
8 3 (5.45%) Sybase
9 2 (3.64%) EMC
9 2 (3.64%) Splunk
10 1 (1.82%) Axway
10 1 (1.82%) Aquila
10 1 (1.82%) CA
10 1 (1.82%) Informatica
10 1 (1.82%) Siebel
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