Period
to 24 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Unix Support was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 January 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
24 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 825 786 744
Rank change year-on-year -39 -42 -35
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Support 44 67 128
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.044% 0.069% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.046% 0.073% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 53 60
UK median daily rate £400 £380 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +7.80% +17.50%
10th Percentile £236 £277 £213
90th Percentile £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £325 £288
% change year-on-year +20.77% +13.04% +10.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 14
UK median hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £22.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.00% -10.11% +71.15%
10th Percentile £21.63 £17.50 £15.95
90th Percentile £36.81 £22.50 £25.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year +30.00% -10.11% +71.15%

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 95,356 91,900 100,919
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 94.79% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,359 59,969 64,362
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £260 £253 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,820 3,248 3,828
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.78% -5.26% +15.15%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.25 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year - -5.41% +12.12%

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 24 January 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unix Support over the 6 months to 24 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Unix Support in the UK

Unix Support
Top 15 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 24 January 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 -42 38 £450 +18.42% 11
UK excluding London +9 27 £393 +20.77% 6
London -71 17 £488 +8.33% 5
South East -14 8 £475 +43.94% 1
North of England +32 7 £285 -12.31% 1
Wales - 5 £400 -
Midlands +8 4 - - 2
North East +49 3 £348 +6.92%
Yorkshire +11 3 £263 -
East Midlands +6 3 - - 1
West Midlands +5 1 - - 1
North West +3 1 - - 1
South West - 1 - - 2
East of England - 1 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 £385 -

Unix Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 January 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 44 (100.00%) Unix
2 27 (61.36%) Linux
3 16 (36.36%) SQL
4 15 (34.09%) Oracle
5 14 (31.82%) Red Hat
5 14 (31.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (27.27%) Windows
7 11 (25.00%) Security Cleared
7 11 (25.00%) Bash Shell
8 10 (22.73%) SC Cleared
9 9 (20.45%) Perl
9 9 (20.45%) Python
9 9 (20.45%) Shell Script
10 8 (18.18%) Java
10 8 (18.18%) Oracle Database
11 7 (15.91%) CentOS
11 7 (15.91%) Solaris
11 7 (15.91%) Apache
11 7 (15.91%) TCP/IP
11 7 (15.91%) SAN
11 7 (15.91%) Finance
12 6 (13.64%) NFS
12 6 (13.64%) DHCP
12 6 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
13 5 (11.36%) HP
13 5 (11.36%) MySQL
13 5 (11.36%) AIX
13 5 (11.36%) HPUX
13 5 (11.36%) PHP
13 5 (11.36%) PL/SQL

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 7 (15.91%) Apache
2 4 (9.09%) Tomcat
3 2 (4.55%) IIS
3 2 (4.55%) JBoss
3 2 (4.55%) SAS
3 2 (4.55%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (2.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (2.27%) Demantra
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (2.27%) SnowdropKCS
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.27%) IaaS
1 1 (2.27%) PaaS
1 1 (2.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (15.91%) SAN
1 7 (15.91%) TCP/IP
2 6 (13.64%) DHCP
3 4 (9.09%) VLAN
4 3 (6.82%) DNS
4 3 (6.82%) Internet
5 2 (4.55%) Firewall
5 2 (4.55%) Intranet
5 2 (4.55%) tcpdump
6 1 (2.27%) Kerberos
6 1 (2.27%) LAN
6 1 (2.27%) NAS
6 1 (2.27%) SMTP
6 1 (2.27%) SSH
6 1 (2.27%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (18.18%) Oracle Database
2 5 (11.36%) MySQL
2 5 (11.36%) Relational Database
2 5 (11.36%) SQL Server
3 3 (6.82%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (4.55%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (4.55%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (4.55%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (4.55%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.27%) DB2
5 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.27%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (4.55%) JIRA
2 1 (2.27%) Eclipse
2 1 (2.27%) Maven
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle Forms
General
1 7 (15.91%) Finance
2 5 (11.36%) Banking
3 4 (9.09%) Manufacturing
3 4 (9.09%) Retail
4 3 (6.82%) Telecoms
5 2 (4.55%) Front Office
5 2 (4.55%) Investment Banking
5 2 (4.55%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.36%) LAMP
2 4 (9.09%) Web Services
3 2 (4.55%) .NET
3 2 (4.55%) FIX Protocol
3 2 (4.55%) J2EE
3 2 (4.55%) LDAP
3 2 (4.55%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (4.55%) REST
3 2 (4.55%) SOAP
4 1 (2.27%) HTML
4 1 (2.27%) ISPF
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 1 (2.27%) Spring
4 1 (2.27%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (2.27%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.82%) Fixed Income
3 2 (4.55%) Equities
3 2 (4.55%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.55%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (2.27%) Clustering
4 1 (2.27%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.27%) Credit Derivative
4 1 (2.27%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.27%) Derivative
4 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (2.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.27%) LPAR
4 1 (2.27%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.27%) NHS
4 1 (2.27%) Replication
4 1 (2.27%) Smart Meter
4 1 (2.27%) SWIFT
4 1 (2.27%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 44 (100.00%) Unix
2 27 (61.36%) Linux
3 14 (31.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (27.27%) Windows
5 7 (15.91%) CentOS
5 7 (15.91%) Solaris
6 5 (11.36%) AIX
6 5 (11.36%) HPUX
7 3 (6.82%) Windows Server
8 2 (4.55%) VMS
8 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (2.27%) Debian
9 1 (2.27%) Mac OS X
9 1 (2.27%) MVS
9 1 (2.27%) OpenVMS
9 1 (2.27%) Ubuntu
9 1 (2.27%) VME
9 1 (2.27%) Windows 7
9 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (11.36%) Migration
2 4 (9.09%) Change Management
3 3 (6.82%) Change Control
3 3 (6.82%) Configuration Management
3 3 (6.82%) ITIL
3 3 (6.82%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (4.55%) API Development
4 2 (4.55%) Coaching
4 2 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (4.55%) Data Management
4 2 (4.55%) Electronic Trading
4 2 (4.55%) Mentoring
4 2 (4.55%) Patch Management
4 2 (4.55%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (4.55%) QMS
4 2 (4.55%) Statistics
4 2 (4.55%) System Testing
5 1 (2.27%) Business Analysis
5 1 (2.27%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (36.36%) SQL
2 11 (25.00%) Bash Shell
3 9 (20.45%) Perl
3 9 (20.45%) Python
3 9 (20.45%) Shell Script
4 8 (18.18%) Java
5 5 (11.36%) PHP
5 5 (11.36%) PL/SQL
6 4 (9.09%) PowerShell
6 4 (9.09%) Ruby
7 3 (6.82%) Korn
8 2 (4.55%) C
8 2 (4.55%) COBOL
8 2 (4.55%) T-SQL
9 1 (2.27%) C#
9 1 (2.27%) C++
9 1 (2.27%) Fortran
9 1 (2.27%) JCL
9 1 (2.27%) VB
9 1 (2.27%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (22.73%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.55%) Degree
4 1 (2.27%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.27%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.55%) SLA
2 1 (2.27%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (13.64%) NFS
2 5 (11.36%) Sendmail
3 4 (9.09%) iptables
3 4 (9.09%) Postfix
4 2 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (2.27%) Active Directory
5 1 (2.27%) GPFS
5 1 (2.27%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.27%) Job Entry Subsystem
5 1 (2.27%) ProxySG
5 1 (2.27%) RACF
5 1 (2.27%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 1 (2.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (2.27%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (2.27%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (11.36%) Puppet
2 3 (6.82%) Nagios
2 3 (6.82%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (4.55%) Cobbler
4 1 (2.27%) NetBackup
4 1 (2.27%) Tivoli
4 1 (2.27%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 15 (34.09%) Oracle
2 14 (31.82%) Red Hat
3 5 (11.36%) HP
3 5 (11.36%) VMware
4 4 (9.09%) SolarWinds
5 3 (6.82%) Splunk
6 2 (4.55%) IBM
6 2 (4.55%) ION Trading
6 2 (4.55%) Remedy
6 2 (4.55%) Veritas
7 1 (2.27%) Bloomberg
7 1 (2.27%) BMC
7 1 (2.27%) Cisco
7 1 (2.27%) Citrix
7 1 (2.27%) CommVault
7 1 (2.27%) EMC
7 1 (2.27%) Juniper
7 1 (2.27%) Microsoft
7 1 (2.27%) Sun
7 1 (2.27%) Sybase