The median contractor rate for a Unix Support was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Unix Support
UK / England
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 573 591 557
Rank change year-on-year +18 -34  
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Support 17 46 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.039% 0.093% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.042% 0.098% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 31 47
Median daily rate £325 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £265 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £463 £533
UK excluding London median daily rate £270 £298 £264
% change year-on-year -9.24% +12.79%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £39.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 40770 47086 48496
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.72% 95.05% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 26583 31109 30993
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1252 1361 1876
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Unix Support
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Unix Support in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Unix Support in England

Unix Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Unix Support in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Unix Support in England

Unix Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unix Support in England over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unix Support in England

Unix Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix Support in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix Support in England

Unix Support
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix Support within the England region over the 3 months to 22 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +5 12 £331 -22.05% 5
South East +19 3 £213 -26.08% 1
North West +23 1 £300 +33.33%
South West - 1 - - 1
Unix Support
UK

Unix Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, Unix Support contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring Unix Support in the job title.

1 34 (100.00%) Unix
2 25 (73.53%) Linux
3 12 (35.29%) VMware
4 11 (32.35%) Windows
4 11 (32.35%) SQL
5 10 (29.41%) ITIL
5 10 (29.41%) Oracle
5 10 (29.41%) Bash Shell
6 9 (26.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (26.47%) VMware Infrastructure
6 9 (26.47%) Solaris
7 8 (23.53%) IBM
7 8 (23.53%) TCP/IP
7 8 (23.53%) Finance
8 7 (20.59%) Red Hat
8 7 (20.59%) Python
8 7 (20.59%) Perl
9 6 (17.65%) AIX
9 6 (17.65%) DNS
10 5 (14.71%) SMTP
10 5 (14.71%) DHCP
10 5 (14.71%) SAN
10 5 (14.71%) SUSE
10 5 (14.71%) Korn
10 5 (14.71%) PowerShell
10 5 (14.71%) CentOS
10 5 (14.71%) NAS
10 5 (14.71%) Puppet
11 4 (11.76%) Hyper-V
11 4 (11.76%) Oracle Linux

Unix Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.88%) JBoss
1 2 (5.88%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (2.94%) OpenStack
2 1 (2.94%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (8.82%) Global One
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (23.53%) TCP/IP
2 6 (17.65%) DNS
3 5 (14.71%) DHCP
3 5 (14.71%) NAS
3 5 (14.71%) SAN
3 5 (14.71%) SMTP
4 2 (5.88%) Firewall
4 2 (5.88%) Internet
4 2 (5.88%) LAN
5 1 (2.94%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (2.94%) HTTP
5 1 (2.94%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.82%) BusinessObjects
1 3 (8.82%) Oracle Database
1 3 (8.82%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.94%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.94%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (2.94%) IBM UrbanCode
1 1 (2.94%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.94%) JIRA
General
1 8 (23.53%) Finance
2 3 (8.82%) Banking
2 3 (8.82%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.88%) Financial Institution
3 2 (5.88%) Front Office
4 1 (2.94%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.94%) Back Office
4 1 (2.94%) French Language
4 1 (2.94%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.94%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) J2EE
1 1 (2.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 3 (8.82%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.88%) Enterprise Storage
2 2 (5.88%) SWIFT
3 1 (2.94%) Derivative
3 1 (2.94%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.94%) Equities
3 1 (2.94%) Replication
3 1 (2.94%) VAX
Operating Systems
1 34 (100.00%) Unix
2 25 (73.53%) Linux
3 11 (32.35%) Windows
4 9 (26.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (26.47%) Solaris
5 6 (17.65%) AIX
6 5 (14.71%) CentOS
6 5 (14.71%) SUSE
7 4 (11.76%) Oracle Linux
7 4 (11.76%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 2 (5.88%) Windows Server
9 1 (2.94%) HPUX
9 1 (2.94%) Ubuntu
9 1 (2.94%) Windows 10
9 1 (2.94%) Windows 7
9 1 (2.94%) Windows 8
9 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (2.94%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (29.41%) ITIL
2 4 (11.76%) Change Management
3 3 (8.82%) Asset Management
3 3 (8.82%) ITIL V3
3 3 (8.82%) Mentoring
3 3 (8.82%) Performance Optimisation
4 2 (5.88%) ITSM
4 2 (5.88%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (5.88%) Proactive Monitoring
4 2 (5.88%) Security Patching
4 2 (5.88%) Service Management
5 1 (2.94%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (2.94%) Business Analysis
5 1 (2.94%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (2.94%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (2.94%) Migration
5 1 (2.94%) Problem Management
5 1 (2.94%) Project Management
5 1 (2.94%) Quality Management
5 1 (2.94%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 11 (32.35%) SQL
2 10 (29.41%) Bash Shell
3 7 (20.59%) Perl
3 7 (20.59%) Python
4 5 (14.71%) Korn
4 5 (14.71%) PowerShell
5 3 (8.82%) Shell Script
6 2 (5.88%) Java
6 2 (5.88%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.94%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.94%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (5.88%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 9 (26.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (11.76%) Hyper-V
2 4 (11.76%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (8.82%) Active Directory
4 1 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (14.71%) Puppet
2 4 (11.76%) Ansible
2 4 (11.76%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (11.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (8.82%) IBM BigFix
3 3 (8.82%) Salt
3 3 (8.82%) TADDM
4 2 (5.88%) Nagios
4 2 (5.88%) NetBackup
5 1 (2.94%) Cobbler
5 1 (2.94%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (2.94%) Tivoli
5 1 (2.94%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 12 (35.29%) VMware
2 10 (29.41%) Oracle
3 8 (23.53%) IBM
4 7 (20.59%) Red Hat
5 4 (11.76%) EMC
5 4 (11.76%) NetApp
6 3 (8.82%) ServiceNow
7 2 (5.88%) CommVault
7 2 (5.88%) HP
7 2 (5.88%) Microsoft
8 1 (2.94%) 3PAR
8 1 (2.94%) Avaya
8 1 (2.94%) Cisco
8 1 (2.94%) SimCorp
8 1 (2.94%) Splunk
8 1 (2.94%) Sun
8 1 (2.94%) Sybase