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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX Support
Rank 548 534 522
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -12
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Support 35 19 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.069% 0.039% 0.038%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.074% 0.043% 0.041%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 10 12
Average daily rate
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£300 £363 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.24% +12.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £252 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £413 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
-38.46% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £20.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £20.00 £20.00

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
47189 44564 41455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.53% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 29609 26528 23470
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1818 1936 2419
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 0 31 £300 -23.80% 2
London +2 15 £400 -3.03%
Leeds - 10 £175 -
West Yorkshire - 10 £175 -
Yorkshire - 10 £175 -
South East -3 2 £344 -8.33% 1
South West -16 2 £425 - 1
City of London - 2 £484 -
West Midlands - 2 - -
Hampshire -22 1 £363 -3.33%
Berkshire - 1 £325 -
Slough - 1 £325 -
Birmingham - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £400 -
Chippenham - - - - 1
Guildford - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Staines - - - - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Wiltshire - - - - 1
Middlesex - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
Tyne and Wear - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -

UNIX Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 54 (100.00%) UNIX
2 32 (59.26%) Linux
3 23 (42.59%) Red Hat
4 18 (33.33%) Solaris
4 18 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 17 (31.48%) Finance
6 14 (25.93%) Oracle
6 14 (25.93%) Shell Script
7 13 (24.07%) AIX
7 13 (24.07%) Banking
8 12 (22.22%) Perl
8 12 (22.22%) SAN
9 10 (18.52%) HP
9 10 (18.52%) SQL
9 10 (18.52%) ITIL
10 9 (16.67%) E-Commerce
10 9 (16.67%) IBM
10 9 (16.67%) Incident Management
11 8 (14.81%) Veritas
11 8 (14.81%) TCP/IP
12 7 (12.96%) HPUX
12 7 (12.96%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 6 (11.11%) Sun
13 6 (11.11%) EMC
13 6 (11.11%) Control-M
14 5 (9.26%) DNS
14 5 (9.26%) Sybase
14 5 (9.26%) Change Management
14 5 (9.26%) WebSphere
15 4 (7.41%) Veritas Volume Manager

UNIX Support
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 5 (9.26%) WebSphere
2 3 (5.56%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.85%) Apache
3 1 (1.85%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (1.85%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 1 (1.85%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Maximo
2 1 (1.85%) BusinessWorks
Communications & Networking
1 12 (22.22%) SAN
2 8 (14.81%) TCP/IP
3 5 (9.26%) DNS
4 3 (5.56%) LDAP
5 2 (3.70%) NAS
5 2 (3.70%) Firewall
6 1 (1.85%) DHCP
6 1 (1.85%) FTP
6 1 (1.85%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.41%) MySQL
2 1 (1.85%) DataStage
2 1 (1.85%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.85%) DB2
2 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 17 (31.48%) Finance
2 13 (24.07%) Banking
3 3 (5.56%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.70%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.70%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.85%) Front Office
5 1 (1.85%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.85%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.85%) WebSphere MQ
1 1 (1.85%) Regular Expression
1 1 (1.85%) FIX Protocol
1 1 (1.85%) WebSphere Message Broker
1 1 (1.85%) Java EE
1 1 (1.85%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.41%) Clustering
1 4 (7.41%) Equities
2 3 (5.56%) HACMP
2 3 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.70%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.85%) Derivative
4 1 (1.85%) Hedge funds
4 1 (1.85%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 54 (100.00%) UNIX
2 32 (59.26%) Linux
3 18 (33.33%) Solaris
3 18 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 13 (24.07%) AIX
5 7 (12.96%) HPUX
6 2 (3.70%) Windows
7 1 (1.85%) zOS
7 1 (1.85%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (18.52%) ITIL
2 9 (16.67%) E-Commerce
2 9 (16.67%) Incident Management
3 5 (9.26%) Change Management
4 4 (7.41%) Migration
5 2 (3.70%) Performance Analysis
5 2 (3.70%) Performance Management
5 2 (3.70%) Quality Management
5 2 (3.70%) Service Delivery
5 2 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (3.70%) Project Management
6 1 (1.85%) Configuration Management
6 1 (1.85%) RUP
6 1 (1.85%) ERP
6 1 (1.85%) CRM
6 1 (1.85%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (1.85%) Service Management
6 1 (1.85%) Supplier Management
6 1 (1.85%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (1.85%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 14 (25.93%) Shell Script
2 12 (22.22%) Perl
3 10 (18.52%) SQL
4 4 (7.41%) Korn
5 2 (3.70%) Bash Shell
5 2 (3.70%) AWK
5 2 (3.70%) Java
6 1 (1.85%) PHP
6 1 (1.85%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.85%) Python
6 1 (1.85%) Ruby
6 1 (1.85%) Bourne shell
6 1 (1.85%) sed
Qualifications
1 3 (5.56%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.70%) SC Cleared
2 2 (3.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.85%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (12.96%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 4 (7.41%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 4 (7.41%) Oracle RMAN
3 3 (5.56%) NFS
4 2 (3.70%) Active Directory
4 2 (3.70%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 1 (1.85%) Samba
5 1 (1.85%) Tivoli Directory Server
5 1 (1.85%) Veritas File System
5 1 (1.85%) Sendmail
5 1 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (11.11%) Control-M
2 4 (7.41%) Tivoli
3 3 (5.56%) NetBackup
3 3 (5.56%) Puppet
3 3 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (3.70%) OpenView
4 2 (3.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (1.85%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 1 (1.85%) Legato
5 1 (1.85%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 23 (42.59%) Red Hat
2 14 (25.93%) Oracle
3 10 (18.52%) HP
4 9 (16.67%) IBM
5 8 (14.81%) Veritas
6 6 (11.11%) Sun
6 6 (11.11%) EMC
7 5 (9.26%) Sybase
8 4 (7.41%) VMware
9 3 (5.56%) Informatica
10 2 (3.70%) Splunk
10 2 (3.70%) Dell
10 2 (3.70%) Symantec
11 1 (1.85%) TIBCO
11 1 (1.85%) Fidessa
11 1 (1.85%) Business Objects
11 1 (1.85%) Ab Initio