The median contractor rate for a Unix Support was - per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 28 April 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
England / West Midlands
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 133 122
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Support 0 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands - 0.035% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.037% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Median daily rate - - £313
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £300 £294
% change year-on-year -16.66% +2.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £12.50 -
% change year-on-year +212.00% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2048 2738 2515
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 94.25% 95.10% 93.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1280 1541 1469
Median daily rate £400 £390 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +6.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £510 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £398 £375
% change year-on-year +0.62% +6.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 75 162
Median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £36.75 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.70
% change year-on-year - +4.79%  

Unix Support
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Unix Support in the West Midlands

Unix Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Unix Support in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Unix Support in the West Midlands

Unix Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix Support in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix Support in the West Midlands