Period
to 14 December 2017

The median contractor rate for a Unix Support was £250 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North of England during the 6 months to 14 December 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
England > North of England
6 months to
14 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 290 321 330
Rank change year-on-year +31 +9 -61
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Support 10 23 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North of England 0.089% 0.16% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.093% 0.17% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 21 15
North of England median daily rate £250 £310 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.35% +3.33% +71.43%
England median daily rate £450 £375 £325
% change year-on-year +20.00% +15.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
North of England median hourly rate - £20.00 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.90% -
England median hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year +30.00% -13.04% +76.92%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North of 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
North of England
Contract vacancies in the North of England with a recognized job title 10781 13649 15922
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.68% 94.76% 94.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 6975 8877 9975
North of England median daily rate £400 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% - +10.71%
10th Percentile £238 £233 £238
90th Percentile £563 £545 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 450 547 825
North of England median hourly rate £17.43 £15.26 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.22% -4.63% +6.67%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £46.73 £42.20 £42.31
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

Unix Support
Job Vacancy Trend in the North of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Unix Support in the North of England

Unix Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unix Support in the North of England

Unix Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unix Support in the North of England over the 6 months to 14 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unix Support in the North of England

Unix Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix Support in the North of England

Unix Support
Contract Job Locations in the North of 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 North of England region over the 6 months to 14 December 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
Yorkshire - 5 £238 -
North East +40 4 £335 +8.06%
North West +4 1 - - 1
Unix Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 North of England region featuring Unix Support in the job title.

1 10 (100.00%) Unix
2 6 (60.00%) Linux
3 5 (50.00%) SQL
3 5 (50.00%) Oracle
3 5 (50.00%) SSH
3 5 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (30.00%) Change Management
4 3 (30.00%) NFS
4 3 (30.00%) DNS
4 3 (30.00%) Red Hat
4 3 (30.00%) WebLogic
4 3 (30.00%) JBoss
4 3 (30.00%) AIX
4 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (20.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Solaris
5 2 (20.00%) Windows
5 2 (20.00%) Tomcat
5 2 (20.00%) LDAP
5 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
5 2 (20.00%) Web Services
5 2 (20.00%) COBOL
5 2 (20.00%) Java
5 2 (20.00%) Perl
5 2 (20.00%) PL/SQL
5 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
5 2 (20.00%) Firewall
5 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (20.00%) System Testing

Unix Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North of 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 3 (30.00%) JBoss
1 3 (30.00%) WebLogic
2 2 (20.00%) Tomcat
3 1 (10.00%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) SSH
2 3 (30.00%) DNS
3 2 (20.00%) Firewall
3 2 (20.00%) LDAP
3 2 (20.00%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database
1 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) RabbitMQ
1 2 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Unix
2 6 (60.00%) Linux
3 5 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (30.00%) AIX
5 2 (20.00%) Solaris
5 2 (20.00%) Windows
5 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Change Management
2 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (20.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 2 (20.00%) System Testing
2 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Coaching
3 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (10.00%) Migration
3 1 (10.00%) Process Management
3 1 (10.00%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) COBOL
2 2 (20.00%) Java
2 2 (20.00%) Korn
2 2 (20.00%) Perl
2 2 (20.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) IBM Certification
2 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) PCI DSS
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) NFS
2 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (10.00%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Oracle
2 3 (30.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (10.00%) IBM
3 1 (10.00%) Remedy
3 1 (10.00%) Veritas