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 21 April 2015 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX Support
Rank 581 572 533
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -39
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Support 21 32 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.038% 0.057% 0.031%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.041% 0.062% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 19 11
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£400 £375 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +17.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £250 £450
% change year-on-year
+35.00% -44.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
51719 51910 44155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.39% 92.37% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 31426 31539 25286
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2027 2080 2187
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.34% -1.42%

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 21 April 2015.

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 21 April 2015. 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 -6 19 £375 -16.66% 3
London -7 8 £413 -8.33% 2
West Midlands -10 3 £300 +20.00%
Leeds - 3 £221 -
West Yorkshire - 3 £221 -
Yorkshire - 3 £221 -
East Midlands 0 2 £350 -
South East -6 2 £513 +22.38%
Croydon - 2 £425 -
City of London +12 1 £425 +38.21%
Fareham - - - -
County Antrim - - - -
Belfast - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Caerphilly - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Reading - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Staines - - - -
Stockport - - - - 1
Yeovil - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Somerset - - - -
Surrey - - - -

UNIX Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 32 (51.61%) Linux
3 28 (45.16%) Red Hat
4 24 (38.71%) Solaris
5 21 (33.87%) Finance
6 18 (29.03%) AIX
6 18 (29.03%) Oracle
7 17 (27.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 15 (24.19%) ITIL
8 15 (24.19%) Banking
9 13 (20.97%) SAN
9 13 (20.97%) Shell Script
10 12 (19.35%) Veritas
10 12 (19.35%) SQL
11 11 (17.74%) HP
12 10 (16.13%) IBM
12 10 (16.13%) Perl
13 9 (14.52%) Incident Management
13 9 (14.52%) HPUX
13 9 (14.52%) E-Commerce
13 9 (14.52%) Sun
14 7 (11.29%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 7 (11.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 7 (11.29%) Analytical Skills
15 6 (9.68%) Korn
15 6 (9.68%) NetBackup
15 6 (9.68%) Symantec
15 6 (9.68%) Control-M
15 6 (9.68%) TCP/IP
15 6 (9.68%) DNS

UNIX Support
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 3 (4.84%) WebSphere
2 2 (3.23%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.61%) WebSphere Portal
3 1 (1.61%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (1.61%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (4.84%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Maximo
2 1 (1.61%) BusinessWorks
Communications & Networking
1 13 (20.97%) SAN
2 6 (9.68%) TCP/IP
2 6 (9.68%) DNS
3 3 (4.84%) LDAP
3 3 (4.84%) SSH
3 3 (4.84%) NAS
4 2 (3.23%) Firewall
5 1 (1.61%) OpenVPN
5 1 (1.61%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.84%) MySQL
2 1 (1.61%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.61%) DataStage
2 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 21 (33.87%) Finance
2 15 (24.19%) Banking
3 4 (6.45%) International Banking
4 2 (3.23%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.61%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.61%) Retail
5 1 (1.61%) Front Office
5 1 (1.61%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.61%) Web Services
1 1 (1.61%) WebSphere MQ
1 1 (1.61%) FIX Protocol
1 1 (1.61%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.29%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.45%) Clustering
3 3 (4.84%) Equities
3 3 (4.84%) HACMP
4 2 (3.23%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.61%) Replication
5 1 (1.61%) NHS
5 1 (1.61%) Derivative
5 1 (1.61%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.61%) IBM XIV
Operating Systems
1 62 (100.00%) UNIX
2 32 (51.61%) Linux
3 24 (38.71%) Solaris
4 18 (29.03%) AIX
5 17 (27.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (14.52%) HPUX
7 3 (4.84%) Windows
8 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (3.23%) Ubuntu
8 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.61%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (1.61%) CentOS
9 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.61%) Debian
9 1 (1.61%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.61%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (24.19%) ITIL
2 9 (14.52%) E-Commerce
2 9 (14.52%) Incident Management
3 5 (8.06%) Change Management
4 4 (6.45%) Migration
5 3 (4.84%) Service Delivery
6 2 (3.23%) Service Management
6 2 (3.23%) Configuration Management
6 2 (3.23%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (3.23%) Problem Management
7 1 (1.61%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (1.61%) Capacity Management
7 1 (1.61%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (1.61%) Performance Analysis
7 1 (1.61%) DevOps
7 1 (1.61%) Workflow
7 1 (1.61%) Web Development
7 1 (1.61%) Project Management
7 1 (1.61%) ERP
7 1 (1.61%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 13 (20.97%) Shell Script
2 12 (19.35%) SQL
3 10 (16.13%) Perl
4 6 (9.68%) Korn
5 3 (4.84%) sed
6 2 (3.23%) AWK
6 2 (3.23%) Python
7 1 (1.61%) PHP
7 1 (1.61%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.61%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.61%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (4.84%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.61%) Degree
2 1 (1.61%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.61%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (11.29%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 7 (11.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 4 (6.45%) NFS
3 2 (3.23%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.23%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 2 (3.23%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.61%) VMware Server
4 1 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.61%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (9.68%) Control-M
1 6 (9.68%) NetBackup
2 4 (6.45%) Oracle RMAN
3 3 (4.84%) Tivoli
3 3 (4.84%) Puppet
3 3 (4.84%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (3.23%) OpenView
4 2 (3.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (1.61%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 1 (1.61%) SCCM
5 1 (1.61%) SCOM
5 1 (1.61%) SCSM
Vendors
1 28 (45.16%) Red Hat
2 18 (29.03%) Oracle
3 12 (19.35%) Veritas
4 11 (17.74%) HP
5 10 (16.13%) IBM
6 9 (14.52%) Sun
7 6 (9.68%) Symantec
8 5 (8.06%) VMware
8 5 (8.06%) Sybase
9 4 (6.45%) EMC
10 3 (4.84%) Dell
10 3 (4.84%) Informatica
11 2 (3.23%) NetApp
11 2 (3.23%) Microsoft
12 1 (1.61%) Fidessa
12 1 (1.61%) Business Objects
12 1 (1.61%) Cisco
12 1 (1.61%) TIBCO
12 1 (1.61%) Citrix
12 1 (1.61%) 3PAR