The table below looks at the statistics for the UNIX Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited UNIX Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 2 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX Engineer
Rank 191 218 218
Rank change year-on-year
+27 0
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Engineer 5 13 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.085% 0.18% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.092% 0.19% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 3
Average daily rate
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£450 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £400 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £550 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £430 £300 £260
% change year-on-year
+43.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £27.50
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5428 6808 7223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.11% 92.50% 92.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 3937 4974 5219
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £278 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 146 171
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.03 £13.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%

UNIX Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing UNIX Engineer in the job title across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

UNIX Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

UNIX Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing UNIX Engineer across the City of London region.

UNIX Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

UNIX Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UNIX Engineer across the City of London region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014.

UNIX Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

UNIX Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing UNIX Engineer across the City of London region.

UNIX Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

UNIX Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited UNIX Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with UNIX Engineer in their job title.

1 13 (100.00%) UNIX
2 8 (61.54%) Solaris
2 8 (61.54%) Linux
2 8 (61.54%) Finance
3 7 (53.85%) Red Hat
3 7 (53.85%) Oracle
4 6 (46.15%) SAN
4 6 (46.15%) Veritas
5 5 (38.46%) Banking
5 5 (38.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (30.77%) VMware
6 4 (30.77%) Sun
7 3 (23.08%) NetApp
7 3 (23.08%) Java
7 3 (23.08%) Perl
7 3 (23.08%) NetBackup
7 3 (23.08%) Release Management
7 3 (23.08%) Investment Banking
8 2 (15.38%) Knowledge Management
8 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (15.38%) Back Office
8 2 (15.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 2 (15.38%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (15.38%) Degree
8 2 (15.38%) Time Management
8 2 (15.38%) NAS
8 2 (15.38%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 2 (15.38%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (15.38%) Bourne shell

UNIX Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited UNIX Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with UNIX Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.69%) Apache
1 1 (7.69%) Tomcat
1 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
1 1 (7.69%) WebSphere
1 1 (7.69%) GlassFish
1 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Temenos T24
Communications & Networking
1 6 (46.15%) SAN
2 2 (15.38%) NAS
2 2 (15.38%) DNS
2 2 (15.38%) LDAP
3 1 (7.69%) DHCP
3 1 (7.69%) Kerberos
3 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle9i Database
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) JIRA
General
1 8 (61.54%) Finance
2 5 (38.46%) Banking
3 3 (23.08%) Investment Banking
4 2 (15.38%) Back Office
5 1 (7.69%) Financial Institution
5 1 (7.69%) Retail
5 1 (7.69%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) J2EE
1 1 (7.69%) CSS
1 1 (7.69%) WebSphere MQ
1 1 (7.69%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Mainframe
1 1 (7.69%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) UNIX
2 8 (61.54%) Solaris
2 8 (61.54%) Linux
3 5 (38.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (15.38%) Windows
5 1 (7.69%) AIX
5 1 (7.69%) VMS
5 1 (7.69%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Release Management
2 2 (15.38%) Time Management
2 2 (15.38%) Migration
2 2 (15.38%) Kernel Tuning
2 2 (15.38%) ITIL
2 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (15.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 2 (15.38%) Knowledge Management
2 2 (15.38%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) Capacity Management
3 1 (7.69%) Load Balancing
3 1 (7.69%) BCP
3 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
3 1 (7.69%) Project Management
3 1 (7.69%) Change Management
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (7.69%) Test Planning
3 1 (7.69%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) Java
1 3 (23.08%) Perl
2 2 (15.38%) Shell Script
2 2 (15.38%) Bourne shell
2 2 (15.38%) Bash Shell
3 1 (7.69%) Objective-C
3 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (15.38%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 2 (15.38%) NFS
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
3 1 (7.69%) Samba
3 1 (7.69%) Squid
3 1 (7.69%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) NetBackup
2 2 (15.38%) YUM
2 2 (15.38%) Puppet
2 2 (15.38%) Nagios
3 1 (7.69%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (7.69%) Control-M
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Oracle
1 7 (53.85%) Red Hat
2 6 (46.15%) Veritas
3 4 (30.77%) Sun
3 4 (30.77%) VMware
4 3 (23.08%) NetApp
5 2 (15.38%) Hitachi
5 2 (15.38%) EMC
5 2 (15.38%) HP
5 2 (15.38%) Symantec
6 1 (7.69%) Dell
6 1 (7.69%) Temenos
6 1 (7.69%) Sybase
6 1 (7.69%) JBoss
6 1 (7.69%) Cisco
6 1 (7.69%) IBM
6 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
6 1 (7.69%) BMC
6 1 (7.69%) CA
6 1 (7.69%) jBASE