The median contractor rate for a Unix Support was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 577 585 572
Rank change year-on-year +8 -13  
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Support 23 55 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.051% 0.10% 0.099%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.053% 0.11% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 33 34
Median daily rate £300 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -11.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £282 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £365 £338
% change year-on-year -31.50% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Median hourly rate £39.00 £20.75 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +87.95% +59.61%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £20.75 £13.00
% change year-on-year +87.95% +59.61%  

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 43148 51543 50918
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.77% 95.22% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 28028 33436 30785
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1488 1586 2043
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

Unix Support
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Unix Support in the job title.

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 30 March 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 17 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 30 March 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 +13 18 £328 -12.66% 9
London +22 12 £338 -25.00% 3
South East +14 3 £400 +6.66% 2
Scotland +22 2 - -
Hampshire +14 2 £425 +41.66%
City of London +11 2 £294 -51.04% 2
South West - 2 £250 - 2
Berkshire +24 1 £318 +1.60%
East Midlands -8 1 £158 -43.75%
Glasgow - 1 - -
West Dunbartonshire - 1 - -
Clydebank - 1 - -
Somerset - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £250 - 1
Derby - 1 £158 -
Yeovil - 1 - -
Derbyshire - 1 £158 -

Unix Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 46 (100.00%) Unix
2 36 (78.26%) Linux
3 21 (45.65%) Windows
4 19 (41.30%) VMware
5 15 (32.61%) Perl
6 13 (28.26%) Oracle
7 12 (26.09%) ITIL
8 11 (23.91%) Solaris
8 11 (23.91%) Python
8 11 (23.91%) SQL
8 11 (23.91%) VMware Infrastructure
8 11 (23.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (21.74%) Bash Shell
9 10 (21.74%) AIX
9 10 (21.74%) DNS
10 8 (17.39%) Red Hat
10 8 (17.39%) Finance
10 8 (17.39%) Change Management
11 7 (15.22%) Service Management
11 7 (15.22%) Nagios
11 7 (15.22%) Korn
12 6 (13.04%) Windows Server
12 6 (13.04%) IBM
12 6 (13.04%) Microsoft
12 6 (13.04%) Active Directory
12 6 (13.04%) LDAP
12 6 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
12 6 (13.04%) TCP/IP
12 6 (13.04%) Shell Script
12 6 (13.04%) Disaster Recovery

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 4 (8.70%) JBoss
1 4 (8.70%) WebSphere
2 3 (6.52%) Apache
2 3 (6.52%) Tomcat
3 2 (4.35%) MS Exchange
3 2 (4.35%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.17%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (4.35%) MS Excel
1 2 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.52%) IaaS
1 3 (6.52%) PaaS
1 3 (6.52%) SaaS
2 2 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (21.74%) DNS
2 6 (13.04%) LDAP
2 6 (13.04%) TCP/IP
3 5 (10.87%) Firewall
3 5 (10.87%) NAS
3 5 (10.87%) SAN
3 5 (10.87%) SMTP
4 4 (8.70%) DHCP
5 3 (6.52%) Internet
6 2 (4.35%) OpenLDAP
6 2 (4.35%) SSH
7 1 (2.17%) SSL
7 1 (2.17%) VLAN
7 1 (2.17%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.87%) Relational Database
2 4 (8.70%) Oracle Database
3 2 (4.35%) MySQL
3 2 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (4.35%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.17%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 8 (17.39%) Finance
2 5 (10.87%) Banking
3 2 (4.35%) Financial Institution
3 2 (4.35%) French Language
4 1 (2.17%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.17%) Front Office
4 1 (2.17%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.17%) Publishing
4 1 (2.17%) Retail
4 1 (2.17%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.17%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.70%) Regular Expression
2 3 (6.52%) Middleware
3 2 (4.35%) J2EE
4 1 (2.17%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (2.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.04%) Management Information System
2 5 (10.87%) Enterprise Storage
3 4 (8.70%) Replication
4 3 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (2.17%) Derivative
6 1 (2.17%) Driving Licence
6 1 (2.17%) Equities
6 1 (2.17%) Equity Derivative
6 1 (2.17%) Eurex
6 1 (2.17%) Fintech
6 1 (2.17%) Tandem
6 1 (2.17%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 46 (100.00%) Unix
2 36 (78.26%) Linux
3 21 (45.65%) Windows
4 11 (23.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (23.91%) Solaris
5 10 (21.74%) AIX
6 6 (13.04%) SUSE
6 6 (13.04%) Windows Server
7 5 (10.87%) CentOS
7 5 (10.87%) Oracle Linux
8 4 (8.70%) Mac OS
8 4 (8.70%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 4 (8.70%) Windows XP
9 2 (4.35%) Windows 2000
10 1 (2.17%) Gentoo
10 1 (2.17%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (26.09%) ITIL
2 8 (17.39%) Change Management
3 7 (15.22%) Service Management
4 6 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (13.04%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (13.04%) ITSM
5 5 (10.87%) Knowledge Management
5 5 (10.87%) Network Monitoring
5 5 (10.87%) Security Patching
6 4 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (8.70%) Data Management
6 4 (8.70%) ITIL V3
6 4 (8.70%) Open Source
7 3 (6.52%) High Availability
7 3 (6.52%) Mentoring
7 3 (6.52%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 3 (6.52%) Performance Optimisation
7 3 (6.52%) Problem Management
7 3 (6.52%) Release Management
8 2 (4.35%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 15 (32.61%) Perl
2 11 (23.91%) Python
2 11 (23.91%) SQL
3 10 (21.74%) Bash Shell
4 7 (15.22%) Korn
5 6 (13.04%) Shell Script
6 5 (10.87%) PL/SQL
6 5 (10.87%) PowerShell
7 2 (4.35%) Java
8 1 (2.17%) AWK
8 1 (2.17%) sed
8 1 (2.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
1 2 (4.35%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) SLA
2 1 (2.17%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (23.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (13.04%) Active Directory
3 5 (10.87%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (8.70%) Hyper-V
5 2 (4.35%) NFS
5 2 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (2.17%) Terminal Server
6 1 (2.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (15.22%) Nagios
2 5 (10.87%) NetBackup
3 4 (8.70%) BMC PATROL
3 4 (8.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (4.35%) Puppet
5 1 (2.17%) Ansible
5 1 (2.17%) Cobbler
5 1 (2.17%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (2.17%) OpenView
5 1 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (2.17%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 19 (41.30%) VMware
2 13 (28.26%) Oracle
3 8 (17.39%) Red Hat
4 6 (13.04%) IBM
4 6 (13.04%) Microsoft
5 5 (10.87%) CommVault
5 5 (10.87%) HP
6 4 (8.70%) AppDynamics
6 4 (8.70%) EMC
6 4 (8.70%) NetApp
6 4 (8.70%) Veritas
7 1 (2.17%) 3PAR
7 1 (2.17%) Bloomberg
7 1 (2.17%) BMC
7 1 (2.17%) Cisco
7 1 (2.17%) QNX
7 1 (2.17%) Splunk
7 1 (2.17%) Sybase