The median contractor rate for a Unix Support was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 594 591 580
Rank change year-on-year -3 -11  
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Support 16 60 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.034% 0.11% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.036% 0.12% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 40 47
Median daily rate £325 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +10.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £164 £253 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £452 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £270 £295 £240
% change year-on-year -8.47% +22.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £39.50 £20.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +97.50% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £20.00 -
% change year-on-year +97.50% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 44648 51085 52304
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.85% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 98420 117801 120925
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £365
% change year-on-year +0.25% +9.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4481 5171 7481
Median hourly rate £18.69 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.80% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.75 £45.00 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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
Top 6 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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +4 16 £325 -13.33% 6
London -4 11 £338 -15.62% 4
UK excluding London +9 5 £270 -8.47% 2
South East +25 3 £213 -24.44%
North of England +45 1 £300 +5.26%
South West - 1 - - 1

Unix Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 39 (100.00%) Unix
2 29 (74.36%) Linux
3 16 (41.03%) VMware
4 14 (35.90%) Windows
5 13 (33.33%) Bash Shell
6 12 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
6 12 (30.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (30.77%) Solaris
7 11 (28.21%) SQL
7 11 (28.21%) TCP/IP
8 10 (25.64%) Python
8 10 (25.64%) ITIL
8 10 (25.64%) Perl
8 10 (25.64%) Oracle
9 9 (23.08%) DNS
10 8 (20.51%) PowerShell
10 8 (20.51%) NAS
10 8 (20.51%) CentOS
10 8 (20.51%) Korn
10 8 (20.51%) Finance
10 8 (20.51%) SAN
10 8 (20.51%) IBM
10 8 (20.51%) SMTP
10 8 (20.51%) DHCP
11 7 (17.95%) NetApp
11 7 (17.95%) EMC
11 7 (17.95%) Red Hat
11 7 (17.95%) Hyper-V
12 6 (15.38%) Active Directory
12 6 (15.38%) AIX

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 2 (5.13%) JBoss
1 2 (5.13%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (2.56%) OpenStack
2 1 (2.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (7.69%) Global One
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.13%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (28.21%) TCP/IP
2 9 (23.08%) DNS
3 8 (20.51%) DHCP
3 8 (20.51%) NAS
3 8 (20.51%) SAN
3 8 (20.51%) SMTP
4 2 (5.13%) Firewall
4 2 (5.13%) Internet
4 2 (5.13%) LAN
5 1 (2.56%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (2.56%) HTTP
5 1 (2.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.69%) BusinessObjects
1 3 (7.69%) Oracle Database
1 3 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.13%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.56%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (2.56%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.56%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (2.56%) IBM UrbanCode
1 1 (2.56%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.56%) JIRA
General
1 8 (20.51%) Finance
2 3 (7.69%) Banking
2 3 (7.69%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.13%) Financial Institution
3 2 (5.13%) French Language
3 2 (5.13%) Front Office
4 1 (2.56%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.56%) Back Office
4 1 (2.56%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.56%) Publishing
4 1 (2.56%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.56%) J2EE
1 1 (2.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.38%) Management Information System
2 5 (12.82%) Enterprise Storage
3 4 (10.26%) Replication
4 3 (7.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (5.13%) SWIFT
6 1 (2.56%) Derivative
6 1 (2.56%) Driving Licence
6 1 (2.56%) Equities
6 1 (2.56%) VAX
Operating Systems
1 39 (100.00%) Unix
2 29 (74.36%) Linux
3 14 (35.90%) Windows
4 12 (30.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (30.77%) Solaris
5 8 (20.51%) CentOS
6 6 (15.38%) AIX
7 5 (12.82%) SUSE
8 4 (10.26%) Oracle Linux
8 4 (10.26%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 3 (7.69%) Windows Server
10 1 (2.56%) HPUX
10 1 (2.56%) Ubuntu
10 1 (2.56%) Windows 10
10 1 (2.56%) Windows 7
10 1 (2.56%) Windows 8
10 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (2.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (25.64%) ITIL
2 5 (12.82%) Change Management
2 5 (12.82%) Network Monitoring
2 5 (12.82%) Proactive Monitoring
2 5 (12.82%) Security Patching
3 4 (10.26%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (7.69%) Asset Management
4 3 (7.69%) ITIL V3
4 3 (7.69%) Mentoring
4 3 (7.69%) Performance Optimisation
4 3 (7.69%) Service Management
5 2 (5.13%) ITSM
6 1 (2.56%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (2.56%) Business Analysis
6 1 (2.56%) Knowledge Management
6 1 (2.56%) Migration
6 1 (2.56%) Office Automation
6 1 (2.56%) Patch Management
6 1 (2.56%) Project Management
6 1 (2.56%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 13 (33.33%) Bash Shell
2 11 (28.21%) SQL
3 10 (25.64%) Perl
3 10 (25.64%) Python
4 8 (20.51%) Korn
4 8 (20.51%) PowerShell
5 3 (7.69%) Shell Script
6 2 (5.13%) Java
6 2 (5.13%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.56%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (5.13%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.56%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 12 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (17.95%) Hyper-V
3 6 (15.38%) Active Directory
4 4 (10.26%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (12.82%) Nagios
1 5 (12.82%) NetBackup
1 5 (12.82%) Puppet
2 4 (10.26%) Ansible
2 4 (10.26%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (10.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (7.69%) IBM BigFix
3 3 (7.69%) Salt
3 3 (7.69%) TADDM
4 1 (2.56%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (2.56%) Cobbler
4 1 (2.56%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (2.56%) Tivoli
4 1 (2.56%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 16 (41.03%) VMware
2 10 (25.64%) Oracle
3 8 (20.51%) IBM
4 7 (17.95%) EMC
4 7 (17.95%) NetApp
4 7 (17.95%) Red Hat
5 5 (12.82%) CommVault
6 3 (7.69%) Microsoft
6 3 (7.69%) ServiceNow
7 2 (5.13%) HP
8 1 (2.56%) 3PAR
8 1 (2.56%) AppDynamics
8 1 (2.56%) Avaya
8 1 (2.56%) Cisco
8 1 (2.56%) SimCorp
8 1 (2.56%) Splunk
8 1 (2.56%) Sun
8 1 (2.56%) Sybase
8 1 (2.56%) Veritas
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