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 29 December 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX Support
Rank 109 - 107
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Support 3 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.13% - 0.050%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% - 0.053%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £300 £303
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -0.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £20.00 £20.00
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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
2058 1966 1872
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 90.70% 90.98% 93.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1202 1035 855
Average daily rate £350 £330 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 147 186
Average hourly rate £15.77 £17.50 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.88% -17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.28 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.44 £34.00 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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
Top 29 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 9 (100.00%) UNIX
2 5 (55.56%) Linux
2 5 (55.56%) Red Hat
3 4 (44.44%) HPUX
4 3 (33.33%) HP
4 3 (33.33%) VMware
5 2 (22.22%) Finance
5 2 (22.22%) Quality Management
6 1 (11.11%) Supplier Management
6 1 (11.11%) Korn
6 1 (11.11%) Web Development
6 1 (11.11%) Degree
6 1 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
6 1 (11.11%) Change Management
6 1 (11.11%) SAN
6 1 (11.11%) DataStage
6 1 (11.11%) Middleware
6 1 (11.11%) IBM
6 1 (11.11%) Windows
6 1 (11.11%) AIX
6 1 (11.11%) Perl
6 1 (11.11%) SQL
6 1 (11.11%) Oracle
6 1 (11.11%) Business Objects
6 1 (11.11%) MS Office
6 1 (11.11%) ITIL

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

For the 6 months to 29 December 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.

Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) DataStage
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) UNIX
2 5 (55.56%) Linux
3 4 (44.44%) HPUX
4 1 (11.11%) Windows
4 1 (11.11%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Quality Management
2 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
2 1 (11.11%) Change Management
2 1 (11.11%) Supplier Management
2 1 (11.11%) Web Development
2 1 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) Perl
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
1 1 (11.11%) Korn
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Red Hat
2 3 (33.33%) VMware
2 3 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle
3 1 (11.11%) Business Objects
3 1 (11.11%) IBM