Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Unix Support was £315 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 21 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
England > South East
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 371 374 383
Rank change year-on-year +3 +9 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Support 7 4 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.042% 0.024% 0.057%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.044% 0.026% 0.060%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 3
South East median daily rate £315 £330 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% +14.78% -20.69%
10th Percentile £175 £273 £221
90th Percentile £456 £379 £294
England median daily rate £400 £375 £325
% change year-on-year +6.67% +15.38% -8.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
South East median hourly rate - - £35.00
England 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 the South East. 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
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 15904 15621 18300
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.50% 93.95% 94.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 9440 9298 10742
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +6.90%
10th Percentile £238 £225 £230
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 646 772 917
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.61 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.21% +6.00% +15.63%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.25 £10.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Unix Support
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Unix Support in the South East

Unix Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unix Support in the South East

Unix Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unix Support in the South East over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unix Support in the South East

Unix Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix Support in the South East

Unix Support
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 21 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
Hampshire +10 3 £475 +43.94% 1
Thames Valley -7 3 £155 -43.64% 1
Buckinghamshire -21 3 £155 -43.64%
Surrey -14 1 - -
Unix Support
England

Unix Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 21 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 South East region featuring Unix Support in the job title.

1 7 (100.00%) Unix
2 6 (85.71%) Linux
3 4 (57.14%) Red Hat
3 4 (57.14%) VMware
4 3 (42.86%) Telecoms
4 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
4 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
5 2 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (28.57%) Migration
5 2 (28.57%) Patch Management
6 1 (14.29%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (14.29%) Bourne shell
6 1 (14.29%) Bash Shell
6 1 (14.29%) Puppet
6 1 (14.29%) Splunk
6 1 (14.29%) Windows 10
6 1 (14.29%) Palo Alto
6 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
6 1 (14.29%) Code Optimisation
6 1 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (14.29%) Replication
6 1 (14.29%) Firewall
6 1 (14.29%) Windows
6 1 (14.29%) Solaris
6 1 (14.29%) SQL
6 1 (14.29%) Oracle
6 1 (14.29%) Shell Script
6 1 (14.29%) McAfee
6 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management

Unix Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 1 (14.29%) Apache
1 1 (14.29%) JBoss
1 1 (14.29%) OpenStack
1 1 (14.29%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Firewall
1 1 (14.29%) HTTP
1 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database 12c
1 1 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
General
1 3 (42.86%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Replication
1 1 (14.29%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Unix
2 6 (85.71%) Linux
3 2 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (14.29%) Solaris
4 1 (14.29%) Ubuntu
4 1 (14.29%) Windows
4 1 (14.29%) Windows 10
4 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
4 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
1 2 (28.57%) Migration
1 2 (28.57%) Patch Management
2 1 (14.29%) Code Optimisation
2 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
2 1 (14.29%) Data Extraction
2 1 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
2 1 (14.29%) Project Management
2 1 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) Bash Shell
1 1 (14.29%) Bourne shell
1 1 (14.29%) Korn
1 1 (14.29%) Shell Script
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
1 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) ProxySG
1 1 (14.29%) Sendmail
1 1 (14.29%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Cobbler
1 1 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (14.29%) Puppet
1 1 (14.29%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Red Hat
1 4 (57.14%) VMware
2 1 (14.29%) Blue Coat
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco
2 1 (14.29%) Juniper
2 1 (14.29%) McAfee
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Netezza
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) Palo Alto
2 1 (14.29%) Proofpoint
2 1 (14.29%) Splunk