Period
to 15 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Unix Support was £455 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 15 October 2018.

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
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 856 840 801
Rank change year-on-year -16 -39 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Support 33 41 106
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.032% 0.042% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.034% 0.044% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 24 82
UK median daily rate £455 £338 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +34.81% -10.00% +15.38%
10th Percentile £317 £216 £258
90th Percentile £591 £468 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £369 £285 £295
% change year-on-year +29.39% -3.39% +2.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 2
UK median hourly rate - £26.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +30.00% -13.04%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £26.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year - +30.00% -13.04%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97,660 93,414 100,429
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.91% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 64,124 61,239 65,458
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £253
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,150 2,806 3,265
UK median hourly rate £17.99 £19.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.34% +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -2.78% - +2.86%

Unix Support
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Unix Support in the UK

Unix Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unix Support in the UK

Unix Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unix Support over the 6 months to 15 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unix Support in the UK

Unix Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix Support in the UK

Unix Support
Top 12 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 15 October 2018. 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
England -31 30 £460 +36.30% 9
UK excluding London -29 18 £369 +29.39% 5
London -8 15 £475 +18.75% 4
East of England -3 5 £338 - 2
North of England -21 4 £425 +54.55%
South East -7 3 £473 +75.00%
Scotland - 3 £300 -
East Midlands -5 2 £410 -
North West -14 2 £425 +41.67%
Yorkshire -19 2 £325 +36.84%
Midlands -21 2 £410 -
South West -15 1 £400 - 3

Unix Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 October 2018, Unix Support contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads featuring Unix Support in the job title.

1 33 (100.00%) Unix
2 20 (60.61%) Linux
3 14 (42.42%) Finance
4 11 (33.33%) Windows
5 10 (30.30%) SQL
5 10 (30.30%) Python
5 10 (30.30%) Banking
6 9 (27.27%) Front Office
7 8 (24.24%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (21.21%) Bash Shell
8 7 (21.21%) Windows Server
8 7 (21.21%) Problem-Solving
9 6 (18.18%) VMware
9 6 (18.18%) NetApp
9 6 (18.18%) Red Hat
9 6 (18.18%) ITIL
9 6 (18.18%) SQL Server
9 6 (18.18%) Puppet
9 6 (18.18%) Degree
10 5 (15.15%) JIRA
10 5 (15.15%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (15.15%) Confluence
10 5 (15.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (15.15%) Oracle
10 5 (15.15%) DevOps
11 4 (12.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 4 (12.12%) Linux Command Line
11 4 (12.12%) Perl
11 4 (12.12%) AIX
11 4 (12.12%) CRM

Unix Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 5 (15.15%) Confluence
2 4 (12.12%) GlassFish
2 4 (12.12%) Tomcat
3 2 (6.06%) Apache
4 1 (3.03%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (3.03%) IBM Notes
4 1 (3.03%) JBoss
4 1 (3.03%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (12.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 2 (6.06%) Global One
3 1 (3.03%) RMDS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.06%) PuTTY
1 2 (6.06%) SAN
2 1 (3.03%) DNS
2 1 (3.03%) FTP
2 1 (3.03%) SSL
2 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.06%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.03%) Ingres
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (15.15%) JIRA
2 2 (6.06%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 14 (42.42%) Finance
2 10 (30.30%) Banking
3 9 (27.27%) Front Office
4 3 (9.09%) Investment Banking
5 2 (6.06%) Financial Institution
6 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) .NET
1 1 (3.03%) Elastic Stack
1 1 (3.03%) HTML
1 1 (3.03%) J2EE
1 1 (3.03%) Middleware
1 1 (3.03%) Regular Expression
1 1 (3.03%) SOAP
1 1 (3.03%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Fixed Income
1 4 (12.12%) Linux Command Line
2 3 (9.09%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.06%) Driving Licence
3 2 (6.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (3.03%) Clustering
4 1 (3.03%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 33 (100.00%) Unix
2 20 (60.61%) Linux
3 11 (33.33%) Windows
4 7 (21.21%) Windows Server
5 5 (15.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (12.12%) AIX
7 3 (9.09%) HPUX
8 2 (6.06%) Oracle Linux
8 2 (6.06%) Solaris
9 1 (3.03%) CentOS
9 1 (3.03%) Windows 10
9 1 (3.03%) Windows 7
9 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (24.24%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (21.21%) Problem-Solving
3 6 (18.18%) ITIL
4 5 (15.15%) DevOps
5 4 (12.12%) Change Management
5 4 (12.12%) CRM
5 4 (12.12%) Project Management
5 4 (12.12%) Service Desk Management
6 2 (6.06%) Configuration Management
6 2 (6.06%) Fault Management
7 1 (3.03%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (3.03%) Migration
7 1 (3.03%) PnL Attribution
7 1 (3.03%) Risk Management
7 1 (3.03%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (3.03%) Software Engineering
7 1 (3.03%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 10 (30.30%) Python
1 10 (30.30%) SQL
2 7 (21.21%) Bash Shell
3 4 (12.12%) Perl
4 3 (9.09%) Korn
4 3 (9.09%) Shell Script
5 2 (6.06%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.03%) Ingres ABF
6 1 (3.03%) PowerShell
6 1 (3.03%) sed
Qualifications
1 6 (18.18%) Degree
2 3 (9.09%) SC Cleared
2 3 (9.09%) Security Cleared
3 2 (6.06%) CCNA
3 2 (6.06%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (6.06%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) MiFID
1 2 (6.06%) SLA
2 1 (3.03%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (15.15%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (6.06%) Virtual Servers
2 2 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.03%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.03%) NFS
3 1 (3.03%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (18.18%) Puppet
2 2 (6.06%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (3.03%) Ansible
3 1 (3.03%) collectd
3 1 (3.03%) Control-M
3 1 (3.03%) Grafana
3 1 (3.03%) Graphite
3 1 (3.03%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (3.03%) Kibana
3 1 (3.03%) logstash
Vendors
1 6 (18.18%) NetApp
1 6 (18.18%) Red Hat
1 6 (18.18%) VMware
2 5 (15.15%) Oracle
3 4 (12.12%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (6.06%) HP
4 2 (6.06%) IBM
4 2 (6.06%) Moogsoft
4 2 (6.06%) Remedy
5 1 (3.03%) Avaya
5 1 (3.03%) Cisco
5 1 (3.03%) Citrix
5 1 (3.03%) Cognos
5 1 (3.03%) Lotus
5 1 (3.03%) Sandvine
5 1 (3.03%) Sun
5 1 (3.03%) Tekelec
5 1 (3.03%) Veritas