The median contractor rate for a Unix Support was £338 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unix Support
UK / England
Rank 566 567 556
Rank change year-on-year +1 -11  
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Support 17 50 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.041% 0.10% 0.098%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.043% 0.11% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 30 30
Median daily rate £338 £375 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% -16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £276 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £478 £526
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £325 £325
% change year-on-year -23.07% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Median hourly rate £39.00 £20.75 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +87.95% +59.61%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £20.75 £13.00
% change year-on-year +87.95% +59.61%  

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 39640 46520 45346
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.83% 95.21% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 25778 30491 27853
Median daily rate £431 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.29% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1372 1455 1828
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.06% +3.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.32 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

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 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 24 March 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 +17 11 £356 -20.83% 3
South East +24 3 £400 +23.07% 3
South West - 2 £250 - 2
East Midlands -5 1 £158 -43.75%
Unix Support
UK

Unix Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 39 (100.00%) Unix
2 32 (82.05%) Linux
3 18 (46.15%) Windows
4 13 (33.33%) VMware
5 12 (30.77%) Perl
5 12 (30.77%) Oracle
5 12 (30.77%) ITIL
6 10 (25.64%) SQL
6 10 (25.64%) AIX
7 9 (23.08%) Solaris
7 9 (23.08%) DNS
7 9 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
8 8 (20.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (20.51%) Red Hat
8 8 (20.51%) Python
9 7 (17.95%) Change Management
9 7 (17.95%) Bash Shell
10 6 (15.38%) SUSE
10 6 (15.38%) Service Management
10 6 (15.38%) Firewall
10 6 (15.38%) ITSM
10 6 (15.38%) LDAP
10 6 (15.38%) Shell Script
10 6 (15.38%) IBM
11 5 (12.82%) Microsoft
11 5 (12.82%) HP
11 5 (12.82%) PL/SQL
11 5 (12.82%) Finance
11 5 (12.82%) Virtual Machines
11 5 (12.82%) Relational Database

Unix Support Skill Set
Top Related 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 4 (10.26%) Apache
1 4 (10.26%) JBoss
1 4 (10.26%) WebSphere
2 3 (7.69%) Tomcat
3 2 (5.13%) MS Exchange
3 2 (5.13%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.56%) IIS
4 1 (2.56%) MindAlign
4 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.56%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (5.13%) MS Excel
1 2 (5.13%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.69%) IaaS
1 3 (7.69%) PaaS
1 3 (7.69%) SaaS
2 2 (5.13%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.13%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (23.08%) DNS
2 6 (15.38%) Firewall
2 6 (15.38%) LDAP
3 4 (10.26%) TCP/IP
4 3 (7.69%) Internet
4 3 (7.69%) OpenLDAP
4 3 (7.69%) SMTP
5 2 (5.13%) DHCP
5 2 (5.13%) NAS
5 2 (5.13%) SAN
5 2 (5.13%) SSH
6 1 (2.56%) IMAP
6 1 (2.56%) S/MIME
6 1 (2.56%) SSL
6 1 (2.56%) VLAN
6 1 (2.56%) VPN
6 1 (2.56%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.82%) Relational Database
2 4 (10.26%) Oracle Database
3 3 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (5.13%) MySQL
4 2 (5.13%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (5.13%) SQL Server
5 1 (2.56%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 5 (12.82%) Finance
2 2 (5.13%) Banking
2 2 (5.13%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.56%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.56%) French Language
3 1 (2.56%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.26%) Regular Expression
2 3 (7.69%) Middleware
3 2 (5.13%) J2EE
4 1 (2.56%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (2.56%) LAPP Stack
4 1 (2.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (7.69%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.13%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.56%) Derivative
3 1 (2.56%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.56%) Equities
3 1 (2.56%) Equity Derivative
3 1 (2.56%) Eurex
3 1 (2.56%) Fintech
3 1 (2.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (2.56%) Replication
3 1 (2.56%) Tandem
3 1 (2.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 39 (100.00%) Unix
2 32 (82.05%) Linux
3 18 (46.15%) Windows
4 10 (25.64%) AIX
5 9 (23.08%) Solaris
6 8 (20.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (15.38%) SUSE
8 5 (12.82%) Oracle Linux
9 4 (10.26%) Mac OS
9 4 (10.26%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 4 (10.26%) Windows XP
10 3 (7.69%) Windows Server
11 2 (5.13%) CentOS
11 2 (5.13%) Windows 2000
12 1 (2.56%) Gentoo
12 1 (2.56%) HPUX
12 1 (2.56%) Windows 10
12 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (30.77%) ITIL
2 7 (17.95%) Change Management
3 6 (15.38%) ITSM
3 6 (15.38%) Service Management
4 4 (10.26%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (10.26%) Data Management
4 4 (10.26%) ITIL V3
4 4 (10.26%) Knowledge Management
4 4 (10.26%) Open Source
5 3 (7.69%) High Availability
5 3 (7.69%) Mentoring
5 3 (7.69%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 3 (7.69%) Performance Optimisation
5 3 (7.69%) Release Management
5 3 (7.69%) Security Patching
6 2 (5.13%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (5.13%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (5.13%) DevOps
6 2 (5.13%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (5.13%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (30.77%) Perl
2 10 (25.64%) SQL
3 8 (20.51%) Python
4 7 (17.95%) Bash Shell
5 6 (15.38%) Shell Script
6 5 (12.82%) PL/SQL
7 4 (10.26%) Korn
8 2 (5.13%) Java
8 2 (5.13%) PowerShell
9 1 (2.56%) AWK
9 1 (2.56%) sed
9 1 (2.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (5.13%) BPSS Clearance
1 2 (5.13%) Degree
1 2 (5.13%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.56%) CCNA
2 1 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.56%) MCSA
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.13%) SLA
2 1 (2.56%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (12.82%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (10.26%) Active Directory
4 2 (5.13%) Hyper-V
4 2 (5.13%) NFS
4 2 (5.13%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.56%) Sendmail
5 1 (2.56%) Terminal Server
5 1 (2.56%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (2.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (10.26%) Nagios
1 4 (10.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (5.13%) NetBackup
2 2 (5.13%) Puppet
3 1 (2.56%) Ansible
3 1 (2.56%) Cobbler
3 1 (2.56%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (2.56%) OpenView
3 1 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.56%) Tivoli
3 1 (2.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (33.33%) VMware
2 12 (30.77%) Oracle
3 8 (20.51%) Red Hat
4 6 (15.38%) IBM
5 5 (12.82%) HP
5 5 (12.82%) Microsoft
6 2 (5.13%) Cisco
6 2 (5.13%) CommVault
7 1 (2.56%) 3PAR
7 1 (2.56%) Bloomberg
7 1 (2.56%) EMC
7 1 (2.56%) NetApp
7 1 (2.56%) Proofpoint
7 1 (2.56%) QNX
7 1 (2.56%) Splunk