Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Unix Support was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 822 762 744
Rank change year-on-year -60 -18 -63
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Support 40 93 122
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.042% 0.095% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.045% 0.10% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 79 67
England median daily rate £400 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +15.38% -7.14%
10th Percentile £215 £273 £204
90th Percentile £550 £500 £510
UK median daily rate £393 £375 £325
% change year-on-year +4.67% +15.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 11
England median hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.00% -13.04% -16.36%
10th Percentile £21.63 £17.50 £15.50
90th Percentile £36.44 £22.50 £40.00
UK median hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year +30.00% -13.04% -16.36%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 89838 92421 99413
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 94.75% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 59916 60828 64292
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £630 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2650 3012 3838
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.85 £46.94 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.81% - +9.09%

Unix Support
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Unix Support in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 6 months to 24 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unix Support in England over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -44 21 £450 +5.88% 9
North of England +41 9 £248 -20.16%
South East +6 6 £315 -4.55% 1
Yorkshire - 4 £225 -
North East +44 3 £290 -4.13%
Midlands +28 2 - - 1
North West +27 2 £300 -11.11%
East Midlands 0 2 - - 1
East of England -2 1 - -
South West - 1 - - 1
Unix Support
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 40 (100.00%) Unix
2 31 (77.50%) Linux
3 19 (47.50%) SQL
4 16 (40.00%) Oracle
4 16 (40.00%) Windows
5 12 (30.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (22.50%) Finance
6 9 (22.50%) Perl
6 9 (22.50%) Python
7 8 (20.00%) Red Hat
7 8 (20.00%) Java
7 8 (20.00%) PL/SQL
7 8 (20.00%) Korn
8 7 (17.50%) Bash Shell
8 7 (17.50%) DNS
9 6 (15.00%) TCP/IP
9 6 (15.00%) Solaris
9 6 (15.00%) Tomcat
9 6 (15.00%) VMware
9 6 (15.00%) Puppet
10 5 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (12.50%) Oracle Database
10 5 (12.50%) Windows Server
10 5 (12.50%) SSH
10 5 (12.50%) Telecoms
10 5 (12.50%) Shell Script
10 5 (12.50%) Firewall
11 4 (10.00%) Web Services
11 4 (10.00%) JBoss
11 4 (10.00%) SQL Server

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 6 (15.00%) Tomcat
2 4 (10.00%) JBoss
3 3 (7.50%) WebLogic
4 2 (5.00%) Apache
5 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.50%) IIS
5 1 (2.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Global One
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle 11i
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.50%) DNS
2 6 (15.00%) TCP/IP
3 5 (12.50%) Firewall
3 5 (12.50%) SSH
4 4 (10.00%) DHCP
4 4 (10.00%) LDAP
5 3 (7.50%) NAS
5 3 (7.50%) SAN
5 3 (7.50%) SMTP
6 2 (5.00%) Internet
6 2 (5.00%) LAN
6 2 (5.00%) OpenLDAP
7 1 (2.50%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (2.50%) HTTP
7 1 (2.50%) Kerberos
7 1 (2.50%) tcpdump
7 1 (2.50%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.50%) Oracle Database
2 4 (10.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (7.50%) Relational Database
4 2 (5.00%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (5.00%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (5.00%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (2.50%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (2.50%) MySQL
5 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Eclipse
1 1 (2.50%) Maven
General
1 9 (22.50%) Finance
2 5 (12.50%) Telecoms
3 3 (7.50%) Front Office
3 3 (7.50%) Manufacturing
3 3 (7.50%) Retail
4 2 (5.00%) Banking
4 2 (5.00%) Publishing
5 1 (2.50%) Back Office
5 1 (2.50%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.00%) Web Services
2 2 (5.00%) .NET
2 2 (5.00%) J2EE
2 2 (5.00%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (5.00%) REST
2 2 (5.00%) SOAP
3 1 (2.50%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (2.50%) HTML
3 1 (2.50%) LAMP
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 1 (2.50%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (5.00%) Derivative
1 2 (5.00%) Equities
1 2 (5.00%) Fixed Income
1 2 (5.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 2 (5.00%) Mobile Payment
1 2 (5.00%) SWIFT
2 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.50%) Credit Derivative
2 1 (2.50%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.50%) NHS
2 1 (2.50%) Replication
2 1 (2.50%) Smart Meter
2 1 (2.50%) VAX
Operating Systems
1 40 (100.00%) Unix
2 31 (77.50%) Linux
3 16 (40.00%) Windows
4 12 (30.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (15.00%) Solaris
6 5 (12.50%) Windows Server
7 4 (10.00%) CentOS
8 3 (7.50%) AIX
8 3 (7.50%) Windows XP
9 1 (2.50%) HPUX
9 1 (2.50%) Mac OS X
9 1 (2.50%) OpenVMS
9 1 (2.50%) Scientific Linux
9 1 (2.50%) Ubuntu
9 1 (2.50%) VMS
9 1 (2.50%) Windows 10
9 1 (2.50%) Windows 7
9 1 (2.50%) Windows 8
9 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (7.50%) Change Management
1 3 (7.50%) ITIL
1 3 (7.50%) Operational Acceptance Testing
1 3 (7.50%) Validation
2 2 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (5.00%) Change Control
2 2 (5.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (5.00%) Electronic Trading
2 2 (5.00%) Patch Management
2 2 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (5.00%) System Testing
2 2 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (2.50%) Business Analysis
3 1 (2.50%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (2.50%) Data Extraction
3 1 (2.50%) Data Management
3 1 (2.50%) Problem Management
3 1 (2.50%) QMS
3 1 (2.50%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (47.50%) SQL
2 9 (22.50%) Perl
2 9 (22.50%) Python
3 8 (20.00%) Java
3 8 (20.00%) Korn
3 8 (20.00%) PL/SQL
4 7 (17.50%) Bash Shell
5 5 (12.50%) Shell Script
6 4 (10.00%) PowerShell
7 2 (5.00%) COBOL
7 2 (5.00%) VBA
8 1 (2.50%) Bourne shell
8 1 (2.50%) C
8 1 (2.50%) C#
8 1 (2.50%) C++
8 1 (2.50%) Fortran
8 1 (2.50%) PHP
8 1 (2.50%) T-SQL
8 1 (2.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.50%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.50%) Degree
3 1 (2.50%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (10.00%) NFS
2 3 (7.50%) Hyper-V
2 3 (7.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.50%) GPFS
3 1 (2.50%) ProxySG
3 1 (2.50%) Sendmail
3 1 (2.50%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (15.00%) Puppet
2 5 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (7.50%) Nagios
4 2 (5.00%) Ansible
4 2 (5.00%) Cobbler
4 2 (5.00%) IBM BigFix
4 2 (5.00%) Salt
4 2 (5.00%) TADDM
5 1 (2.50%) NetBackup
5 1 (2.50%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 16 (40.00%) Oracle
2 8 (20.00%) Red Hat
3 6 (15.00%) VMware
4 3 (7.50%) EMC
4 3 (7.50%) HP
4 3 (7.50%) IBM
4 3 (7.50%) NetApp
4 3 (7.50%) Splunk
5 2 (5.00%) Cisco
5 2 (5.00%) ION Trading
5 2 (5.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (5.00%) ServiceNow
6 1 (2.50%) Bloomberg
6 1 (2.50%) Citrix
6 1 (2.50%) CommVault
6 1 (2.50%) Informatica
6 1 (2.50%) Juniper
6 1 (2.50%) McAfee
6 1 (2.50%) Sun
6 1 (2.50%) Veritas