The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX Support
Rank 566 546 547
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +1
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Support 27 22 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.049% 0.043% 0.064%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.053% 0.047% 0.069%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 12 23
Average daily rate
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£335 £338 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.74% +1.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £229 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £394 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £303 £298 £260
% change year-on-year
+1.68% +14.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
Average hourly rate £23.00 £28.75 £23.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +23.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.60 £23.75 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.40 £33.75 £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £28.75 £23.25
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +23.65%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50509 47198 53521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.39% 92.49% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 30674 27610 29823
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1993 2137 2716
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.19
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -6.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 25 July 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 25 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 25 July 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 -26 24 £325 -3.70% 4
West Midlands - 7 £275 - 1
London -1 3 £475 +28.37%
City of London +16 1 £475 +18.75%
South West -32 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 £450 -
Bristol - - - -
Knutsford - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
North West - - - -
South East - - - - 1
Manchester - - - -
Reading - - - -
Stockport - - - -
West Drayton - - - -
York - - - - 1
Berkshire - - - - 1
Cheshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - - 1
Surrey - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
East of England - - - -

UNIX Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 60 (100.00%) UNIX
2 44 (73.33%) Linux
3 31 (51.67%) Red Hat
4 25 (41.67%) Oracle
5 24 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 19 (31.67%) Solaris
7 17 (28.33%) Perl
8 15 (25.00%) SQL
8 15 (25.00%) Windows
9 14 (23.33%) ITIL
9 14 (23.33%) HP
10 13 (21.67%) HPUX
11 12 (20.00%) Veritas
12 11 (18.33%) LDAP
12 11 (18.33%) Finance
13 10 (16.67%) Banking
14 9 (15.00%) Shell Script
14 9 (15.00%) SAN
14 9 (15.00%) Firewall
14 9 (15.00%) Release Management
15 8 (13.33%) Puppet
15 8 (13.33%) NetBackup
15 8 (13.33%) NetApp
15 8 (13.33%) Sun
16 7 (11.67%) Active Directory
16 7 (11.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 7 (11.67%) Bourne shell
16 7 (11.67%) Bash Shell
16 7 (11.67%) YUM
16 7 (11.67%) SC Cleared

UNIX Support
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (8.33%) WebLogic
2 4 (6.67%) IBM Notes
3 2 (3.33%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.67%) TIBCO EMS
4 1 (1.67%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.67%) Apache
4 1 (1.67%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.67%) MQSeries
Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Maximo
1 1 (1.67%) RMDS
1 1 (1.67%) Temenos T24
Communications & Networking
1 11 (18.33%) LDAP
2 9 (15.00%) Firewall
2 9 (15.00%) SAN
3 4 (6.67%) SSH
4 3 (5.00%) OpenLDAP
4 3 (5.00%) DNS
5 2 (3.33%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.67%) DMZ
6 1 (1.67%) HTTPS
6 1 (1.67%) FTP
6 1 (1.67%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.33%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.33%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (3.33%) Oracle9i Database
2 2 (3.33%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (3.33%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1 (1.67%) JIRA
General
1 11 (18.33%) Finance
2 10 (16.67%) Banking
3 4 (6.67%) Investment Banking
4 3 (5.00%) Front Office
5 2 (3.33%) Back Office
5 2 (3.33%) Retail
5 2 (3.33%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.67%) International Banking
6 1 (1.67%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.67%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.00%) Middleware
2 1 (1.67%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (1.67%) .NET
2 1 (1.67%) J2EE
2 1 (1.67%) XML
2 1 (1.67%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (1.67%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.67%) Mainframe
2 2 (3.33%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (1.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.67%) Equities
3 1 (1.67%) Derivative
3 1 (1.67%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 60 (100.00%) UNIX
2 44 (73.33%) Linux
3 24 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 19 (31.67%) Solaris
5 15 (25.00%) Windows
6 13 (21.67%) HPUX
7 6 (10.00%) Windows XP
8 4 (6.67%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (23.33%) ITIL
2 9 (15.00%) Release Management
3 7 (11.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 7 (11.67%) Kernel Tuning
4 6 (10.00%) Load Balancing
5 4 (6.67%) Change Management
5 4 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (6.67%) Capacity Management
6 3 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (3.33%) Change Control
7 2 (3.33%) Time Management
7 2 (3.33%) Low Latency
7 2 (3.33%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (3.33%) Performance Analysis
7 2 (3.33%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (3.33%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (3.33%) Scrum
8 1 (1.67%) Programme Management
8 1 (1.67%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (28.33%) Perl
2 15 (25.00%) SQL
3 9 (15.00%) Shell Script
4 7 (11.67%) Bourne shell
4 7 (11.67%) Bash Shell
5 6 (10.00%) PL/SQL
6 5 (8.33%) Korn
7 2 (3.33%) Java
8 1 (1.67%) sed
8 1 (1.67%) AWK
Qualifications
1 7 (11.67%) SC Cleared
1 7 (11.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.00%) Degree
3 1 (1.67%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.67%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (11.67%) Active Directory
1 7 (11.67%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (5.00%) NFS
2 3 (5.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 2 (3.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (1.67%) RHEV
4 1 (1.67%) VMware Server
4 1 (1.67%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 8 (13.33%) NetBackup
1 8 (13.33%) Puppet
2 7 (11.67%) YUM
3 1 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.67%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (1.67%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (1.67%) Legato
3 1 (1.67%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (1.67%) Nagios
Vendors
1 31 (51.67%) Red Hat
2 25 (41.67%) Oracle
3 14 (23.33%) HP
4 12 (20.00%) Veritas
5 8 (13.33%) NetApp
5 8 (13.33%) Sun
6 6 (10.00%) Brocade
7 5 (8.33%) JBoss
8 4 (6.67%) Lotus
9 3 (5.00%) Symantec
9 3 (5.00%) Sybase
10 2 (3.33%) IBM
10 2 (3.33%) Citrix
10 2 (3.33%) VMware
11 1 (1.67%) jBASE
11 1 (1.67%) Aquila
11 1 (1.67%) Axway
11 1 (1.67%) CA
11 1 (1.67%) Informatica
11 1 (1.67%) Dell
West Midlands
Aston Carter
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Midlands
TEKsystems
Posted: 4 days ago