Period
to 19 April 2018

The median contractor rate for a Unix Support was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 April 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
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 838 784 778
Rank change year-on-year -54 -6 -53
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Support 39 44 115
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.039% 0.047% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.041% 0.050% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 30 57
UK median daily rate £400 £330 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.21% -12.00% +3.45%
10th Percentile £263 £200 £249
90th Percentile £550 £438 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +16.15% - +20.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 6
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +87.95% +59.62%
10th Percentile £37.50 £37.00 £13.38
90th Percentile £42.50 £41.00 £23.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year +2.56% +87.95% +59.62%

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 96,001 87,918 101,505
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.95% 94.87% 95.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,167 57,151 65,412
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £258 £251
90th Percentile £632 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +2.50% +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,952 3,021 3,351
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.75 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.33% -3.85% +15.73%
10th Percentile £10.88 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.54 £48.75 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -2.78% -5.26% +15.15%

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 19 April 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 13 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 19 April 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 -51 32 £425 +26.39% 18
UK excluding London -26 20 £378 +16.15% 5
London -31 19 £463 +22.52% 13
North of England -2 6 £325 -1.52% 1
Wales - 5 £400 -
North East +23 3 £388 +19.23%
Midlands +6 3 - - 1
Yorkshire -8 3 £263 - 1
South East -26 3 - - 2
East Midlands -3 2 - - 1
Northern Ireland - 2 £273 -
South West +5 1 - - 1
West Midlands - 1 - -

Unix Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 April 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 39 (100.00%) Unix
2 22 (56.41%) Linux
3 15 (38.46%) Oracle
4 12 (30.77%) SQL
4 12 (30.77%) Banking
5 11 (28.21%) Finance
5 11 (28.21%) Python
5 11 (28.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (25.64%) Bash Shell
6 10 (25.64%) Red Hat
7 9 (23.08%) Windows
8 8 (20.51%) Solaris
8 8 (20.51%) Perl
9 7 (17.95%) SAN
9 7 (17.95%) Investment Banking
9 7 (17.95%) SC Cleared
9 7 (17.95%) Security Cleared
10 6 (15.38%) CentOS
10 6 (15.38%) Oracle Database
10 6 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (15.38%) Change Management
10 6 (15.38%) TCP/IP
11 5 (12.82%) Apache
11 5 (12.82%) DHCP
11 5 (12.82%) AIX
12 4 (10.26%) Ruby
12 4 (10.26%) VLAN
12 4 (10.26%) Remedy
12 4 (10.26%) Front Office
12 4 (10.26%) Migration

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 (12.82%) Apache
2 3 (7.69%) Tomcat
3 2 (5.13%) SAS
3 2 (5.13%) WebLogic
3 2 (5.13%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.56%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (2.56%) IIS
4 1 (2.56%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (2.56%) Demantra
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (2.56%) SnowdropKCS
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.56%) IaaS
1 1 (2.56%) PaaS
1 1 (2.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.95%) SAN
2 6 (15.38%) TCP/IP
3 5 (12.82%) DHCP
4 4 (10.26%) VLAN
5 2 (5.13%) Firewall
5 2 (5.13%) Internet
5 2 (5.13%) Intranet
5 2 (5.13%) Multicast
6 1 (2.56%) DNS
6 1 (2.56%) HTTPS
6 1 (2.56%) LAN
6 1 (2.56%) NAS
6 1 (2.56%) SMS
6 1 (2.56%) SMTP
6 1 (2.56%) SSL
6 1 (2.56%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.38%) Oracle Database
2 4 (10.26%) MySQL
2 4 (10.26%) SQL Server
3 3 (7.69%) Blockchain
3 3 (7.69%) Relational Database
4 2 (5.13%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (2.56%) DB2
5 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (2.56%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (5.13%) JIRA
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle Forms
General
1 12 (30.77%) Banking
2 11 (28.21%) Finance
3 7 (17.95%) Investment Banking
4 4 (10.26%) Front Office
5 1 (2.56%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.56%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.26%) LAMP
1 4 (10.26%) Web Services
2 3 (7.69%) FIX Protocol
3 2 (5.13%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (5.13%) Rendezvous
4 1 (2.56%) .NET
4 1 (2.56%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (2.56%) ISPF
4 1 (2.56%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (2.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.69%) Fixed Income
2 3 (7.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (7.69%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.13%) SWIFT
4 1 (2.56%) Clustering
4 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (2.56%) Equities
4 1 (2.56%) LPAR
4 1 (2.56%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.56%) Market Risk
4 1 (2.56%) Replication
4 1 (2.56%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 39 (100.00%) Unix
2 22 (56.41%) Linux
3 11 (28.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (23.08%) Windows
5 8 (20.51%) Solaris
6 6 (15.38%) CentOS
7 5 (12.82%) AIX
8 4 (10.26%) HPUX
9 3 (7.69%) Windows Server
10 2 (5.13%) MVS
10 2 (5.13%) VME
10 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (2.56%) Debian
11 1 (2.56%) Ubuntu
11 1 (2.56%) VMS
11 1 (2.56%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (2.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (15.38%) Change Management
2 4 (10.26%) ITIL
2 4 (10.26%) Migration
2 4 (10.26%) Problem-Solving
3 3 (7.69%) Change Control
3 3 (7.69%) Incident Management
3 3 (7.69%) Statistics
4 2 (5.13%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (5.13%) API Development
4 2 (5.13%) Coaching
4 2 (5.13%) Configuration Management
4 2 (5.13%) Decision-Making
4 2 (5.13%) E-Commerce
4 2 (5.13%) Electronic Trading
4 2 (5.13%) Mentoring
4 2 (5.13%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 2 (5.13%) System Testing
4 2 (5.13%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (2.56%) Prototyping
5 1 (2.56%) Regulatory Compliance
Programming Languages
1 12 (30.77%) SQL
2 11 (28.21%) Python
3 10 (25.64%) Bash Shell
4 8 (20.51%) Perl
5 4 (10.26%) PHP
5 4 (10.26%) Ruby
5 4 (10.26%) Shell Script
6 3 (7.69%) Java
6 3 (7.69%) PowerShell
7 2 (5.13%) COBOL
7 2 (5.13%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.56%) C
8 1 (2.56%) Go
8 1 (2.56%) JCL
8 1 (2.56%) Korn
8 1 (2.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (17.95%) SC Cleared
1 7 (17.95%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.56%) Degree
2 1 (2.56%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.13%) MiFID
2 1 (2.56%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.56%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (10.26%) iptables
1 4 (10.26%) NFS
1 4 (10.26%) Postfix
1 4 (10.26%) Sendmail
2 2 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.56%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.56%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 1 (2.56%) RACF
3 1 (2.56%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 1 (2.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (2.56%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 4 (10.26%) Puppet
2 3 (7.69%) Control-M
2 3 (7.69%) Nagios
3 2 (5.13%) CA Spectrum
3 2 (5.13%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.56%) Kibana
4 1 (2.56%) logstash
4 1 (2.56%) NetBackup
4 1 (2.56%) Tivoli
4 1 (2.56%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 15 (38.46%) Oracle
2 10 (25.64%) Red Hat
3 4 (10.26%) HP
3 4 (10.26%) Remedy
3 4 (10.26%) SolarWinds
4 3 (7.69%) IBM
5 2 (5.13%) CA
5 2 (5.13%) Informatica
5 2 (5.13%) Splunk
5 2 (5.13%) Sun
5 2 (5.13%) TIBCO
5 2 (5.13%) VMware
6 1 (2.56%) Axway
6 1 (2.56%) CommVault
6 1 (2.56%) Fujitsu
6 1 (2.56%) ION Trading
6 1 (2.56%) NetApp
6 1 (2.56%) Nimble Storage
6 1 (2.56%) ServiceNow
6 1 (2.56%) Veritas