The table below looks at the statistics for the UNIX Support role in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. 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 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX Support
Rank 114 - 111
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Support 6 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.23% - 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% - 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 2
Average daily rate
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£300 - £191
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 - £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £358 - £218
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £275 £245
% change year-on-year
+27.27% +12.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £27.50 - £25.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £26.98 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+1.92% +4.77%
UNIX Support
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region. 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
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2338 1953 2136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 91.29% 92.56% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1200 1051 1066
Average daily rate £350 £345 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 160 143 158
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -38.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £30.00 £40.00
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 in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing UNIX Support in the job title across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

UNIX Support Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

UNIX Support
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing UNIX Support across the West Midlands region.

UNIX Support Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

UNIX Support
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing UNIX Support across the West Midlands region.

UNIX Support Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

UNIX Support
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 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
Birmingham - 1 - -
UNIX Support
England

UNIX Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 13 (100.00%) UNIX
2 11 (84.62%) Linux
3 10 (76.92%) HPUX
4 7 (53.85%) Red Hat
5 5 (38.46%) ITIL
6 4 (30.77%) Mainframe
6 4 (30.77%) Lotus
6 4 (30.77%) HP
6 4 (30.77%) IBM Notes
6 4 (30.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (23.08%) VMware
8 2 (15.38%) Quality Management
8 2 (15.38%) SQL
8 2 (15.38%) Oracle
8 2 (15.38%) Middleware
9 1 (7.69%) Supplier Management
9 1 (7.69%) Degree
9 1 (7.69%) Electronic Trading
9 1 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
9 1 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
9 1 (7.69%) ITRS Geneos
9 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (7.69%) SAN
9 1 (7.69%) Solaris
9 1 (7.69%) MS Office
9 1 (7.69%) Windows
9 1 (7.69%) SLA
9 1 (7.69%) Sun
9 1 (7.69%) Change Management
9 1 (7.69%) Front Office

UNIX Support
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 4 (30.77%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) SAN
General
1 1 (7.69%) Front Office
1 1 (7.69%) Banking
1 1 (7.69%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Mainframe
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) UNIX
2 11 (84.62%) Linux
3 10 (76.92%) HPUX
4 4 (30.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (7.69%) Solaris
5 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) ITIL
2 2 (15.38%) Quality Management
3 1 (7.69%) Change Management
3 1 (7.69%) Supplier Management
3 1 (7.69%) Electronic Trading
3 1 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Red Hat
2 4 (30.77%) HP
2 4 (30.77%) Lotus
3 3 (23.08%) VMware
4 2 (15.38%) Oracle
5 1 (7.69%) Sun