Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Unix Support was £393 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 831 786 761
Rank change year-on-year -45 -25 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Support 48 102 125
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.047% 0.098% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.050% 0.10% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 84 69
UK median daily rate £393 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.67% +15.38% -8.45%
10th Percentile £217 £266 £205
90th Percentile £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £325 £280
% change year-on-year -7.69% +16.07% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 11
UK 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 excluding London 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. 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 96939 98568 108531
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.76% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 63924 64295 69051
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2896 3271 4142
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 20 November 2017.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unix Support over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Unix Support in the UK

Unix Support
Top 14 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 20 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
England -25 42 £400 +6.67% 16
UK excluding London +16 24 £300 -7.69% 6
London -50 22 £450 +5.88% 11
North of England +42 9 £248 -20.16%
South East +9 7 £315 -4.55% 3
Yorkshire - 4 £225 -
North East +42 3 £290 -4.13%
Wales +11 3 £400 +255.56% 1
North West +19 2 £300 -11.11%
Midlands +17 2 - - 1
East Midlands +3 2 - - 1
East of England -17 1 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 £385 -
South West - 1 - - 1

Unix Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 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 featuring Unix Support in the job title.

1 48 (100.00%) Unix
2 34 (70.83%) Linux
3 21 (43.75%) SQL
4 18 (37.50%) Oracle
5 16 (33.33%) Windows
6 14 (29.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (25.00%) Red Hat
8 11 (22.92%) Perl
8 11 (22.92%) Python
9 10 (20.83%) Java
10 9 (18.75%) PL/SQL
10 9 (18.75%) Finance
10 9 (18.75%) Bash Shell
11 8 (16.67%) Korn
11 8 (16.67%) Shell Script
11 8 (16.67%) TCP/IP
12 7 (14.58%) DNS
12 7 (14.58%) VMware
13 6 (12.50%) Telecoms
13 6 (12.50%) Tomcat
13 6 (12.50%) DHCP
13 6 (12.50%) NFS
13 6 (12.50%) Solaris
13 6 (12.50%) Puppet
13 6 (12.50%) CentOS
13 6 (12.50%) Oracle Database
14 5 (10.42%) Opscode Chef
14 5 (10.42%) Security Cleared
14 5 (10.42%) SSH
14 5 (10.42%) SAN

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 6 (12.50%) Tomcat
2 4 (8.33%) Apache
2 4 (8.33%) JBoss
2 4 (8.33%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.08%) IIS
3 1 (2.08%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.08%) OpenStack
3 1 (2.08%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Global One
1 1 (2.08%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 7 (14.58%) DNS
3 6 (12.50%) DHCP
4 5 (10.42%) Firewall
4 5 (10.42%) SAN
4 5 (10.42%) SSH
5 4 (8.33%) LDAP
6 3 (6.25%) NAS
6 3 (6.25%) SMTP
7 2 (4.17%) Internet
7 2 (4.17%) LAN
7 2 (4.17%) OpenLDAP
7 2 (4.17%) VLAN
8 1 (2.08%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (2.08%) HTTP
8 1 (2.08%) Kerberos
8 1 (2.08%) tcpdump
8 1 (2.08%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.50%) Oracle Database
2 4 (8.33%) Relational Database
2 4 (8.33%) SQL Server
3 3 (6.25%) MySQL
4 2 (4.17%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (4.17%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (4.17%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (2.08%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (2.08%) DB2
5 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.08%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Eclipse
1 1 (2.08%) IBM UrbanCode
1 1 (2.08%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.08%) JIRA
1 1 (2.08%) Maven
General
1 9 (18.75%) Finance
2 6 (12.50%) Telecoms
3 3 (6.25%) Front Office
3 3 (6.25%) Manufacturing
3 3 (6.25%) Retail
4 2 (4.17%) Banking
4 2 (4.17%) Publishing
5 1 (2.08%) Back Office
5 1 (2.08%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.33%) Web Services
2 3 (6.25%) J2EE
2 3 (6.25%) LAMP
3 2 (4.17%) .NET
3 2 (4.17%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (4.17%) REST
3 2 (4.17%) SOAP
4 1 (2.08%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (2.08%) HTML
4 1 (2.08%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 1 (2.08%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.17%) Derivative
2 2 (4.17%) Equities
2 2 (4.17%) Fixed Income
2 2 (4.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (4.17%) Mobile Payment
2 2 (4.17%) SWIFT
3 1 (2.08%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.08%) Credit Derivative
3 1 (2.08%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.08%) NHS
3 1 (2.08%) Replication
3 1 (2.08%) Smart Meter
3 1 (2.08%) VAX
Operating Systems
1 48 (100.00%) Unix
2 34 (70.83%) Linux
3 16 (33.33%) Windows
4 14 (29.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (12.50%) CentOS
5 6 (12.50%) Solaris
6 5 (10.42%) Windows Server
7 3 (6.25%) AIX
7 3 (6.25%) Windows XP
8 1 (2.08%) HPUX
8 1 (2.08%) Mac OS X
8 1 (2.08%) OpenVMS
8 1 (2.08%) Scientific Linux
8 1 (2.08%) Ubuntu
8 1 (2.08%) VMS
8 1 (2.08%) Windows 10
8 1 (2.08%) Windows 7
8 1 (2.08%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (8.33%) Change Management
2 3 (6.25%) ITIL
2 3 (6.25%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 3 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (6.25%) Validation
3 2 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (4.17%) Application Packaging
3 2 (4.17%) Change Control
3 2 (4.17%) Configuration Management
3 2 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (4.17%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (4.17%) Electronic Trading
3 2 (4.17%) Migration
3 2 (4.17%) Patch Management
3 2 (4.17%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (4.17%) Problem Management
3 2 (4.17%) Release Management
3 2 (4.17%) System Testing
4 1 (2.08%) Process Management
4 1 (2.08%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (43.75%) SQL
2 11 (22.92%) Perl
2 11 (22.92%) Python
3 10 (20.83%) Java
4 9 (18.75%) Bash Shell
4 9 (18.75%) PL/SQL
5 8 (16.67%) Korn
5 8 (16.67%) Shell Script
6 4 (8.33%) PowerShell
7 3 (6.25%) C
7 3 (6.25%) PHP
8 2 (4.17%) COBOL
8 2 (4.17%) Ruby
8 2 (4.17%) VBA
9 1 (2.08%) Bourne shell
9 1 (2.08%) C#
9 1 (2.08%) C++
9 1 (2.08%) JavaScript
9 1 (2.08%) T-SQL
9 1 (2.08%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (10.42%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.08%) Degree
3 1 (2.08%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (12.50%) NFS
2 4 (8.33%) Active Directory
3 3 (6.25%) Hyper-V
3 3 (6.25%) Sendmail
3 3 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (4.17%) iptables
4 2 (4.17%) Postfix
5 1 (2.08%) GPFS
5 1 (2.08%) ProxySG
5 1 (2.08%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (12.50%) Puppet
2 5 (10.42%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (8.33%) Nagios
4 2 (4.17%) Ansible
4 2 (4.17%) Cobbler
4 2 (4.17%) IBM BigFix
4 2 (4.17%) Salt
4 2 (4.17%) TADDM
5 1 (2.08%) NetBackup
5 1 (2.08%) SELinux
5 1 (2.08%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 18 (37.50%) Oracle
2 12 (25.00%) Red Hat
3 7 (14.58%) VMware
4 3 (6.25%) EMC
4 3 (6.25%) HP
4 3 (6.25%) IBM
4 3 (6.25%) NetApp
4 3 (6.25%) Splunk
5 2 (4.17%) Cisco
5 2 (4.17%) ION Trading
5 2 (4.17%) Microsoft
5 2 (4.17%) ServiceNow
5 2 (4.17%) SolarWinds
6 1 (2.08%) Citrix
6 1 (2.08%) CommVault
6 1 (2.08%) Informatica
6 1 (2.08%) Juniper
6 1 (2.08%) Sun
6 1 (2.08%) Sybase
6 1 (2.08%) Veritas