The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the City of London region that had Unix Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 17 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unix Engineer
London / City of London
Rank 141 147 173
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +26
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Engineer 15 3 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.52% 0.10% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.10% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 2 15
Median daily rate £650 £463 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.54% +5.71%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £53.50 £34.31 £31.15
% change year-on-year
+55.91% +10.15%

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
2778 2872 4792
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.53% 95.73% 95.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2203 2248 3700
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 44 76
Median hourly rate £21.50 £24.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.41% +37.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.00 £11.92
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.20 £53.00 £22.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.32 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-1.02% +9.37%

Unix Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of IT contracts across the City of London region that featured Unix Engineer in the job title.

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 17 January 2017.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, Unix Engineer 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 across the City of London region featuring Unix Engineer in the job title.

1 28 (100.00%) Unix
2 27 (96.43%) Linux
3 20 (71.43%) Banking
4 18 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (64.29%) Python
4 18 (64.29%) Perl
5 17 (60.71%) Puppet
6 16 (57.14%) DevOps
6 16 (57.14%) Atlassian
6 16 (57.14%) Continuous Integration
6 16 (57.14%) Java
7 13 (46.43%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (21.43%) Windows
8 6 (21.43%) Migration
9 5 (17.86%) Finance
9 5 (17.86%) Build Automation
9 5 (17.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (17.86%) Ansible
10 4 (14.29%) Solaris
10 4 (14.29%) CentOS
10 4 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
10 4 (14.29%) VMware
10 4 (14.29%) Apache
10 4 (14.29%) SSL
10 4 (14.29%) DNS
10 4 (14.29%) Active Directory
10 4 (14.29%) Red Hat
10 4 (14.29%) Shell Script
10 4 (14.29%) Middleware
11 3 (10.71%) IIS

Unix Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 (14.29%) Apache
2 3 (10.71%) IIS
3 2 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (7.14%) MS Exchange
4 1 (3.57%) ColdFusion
4 1 (3.57%) Tomcat
4 1 (3.57%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.29%) DNS
1 4 (14.29%) SSL
2 3 (10.71%) Firewall
3 2 (7.14%) SAN
3 2 (7.14%) SSH
4 1 (3.57%) HTTP
4 1 (3.57%) SMTP
4 1 (3.57%) SNMP
4 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.57%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.57%) Subversion
General
1 20 (71.43%) Banking
2 5 (17.86%) Finance
3 2 (7.14%) Legal
4 1 (3.57%) Games
4 1 (3.57%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.29%) Middleware
2 1 (3.57%) LAMP
2 1 (3.57%) LAPP Stack
2 1 (3.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (10.71%) Clustering
1 3 (10.71%) Computer Science
1 3 (10.71%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.14%) NHS
3 1 (3.57%) Algorithms
3 1 (3.57%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 28 (100.00%) Unix
2 27 (96.43%) Linux
3 6 (21.43%) Windows
4 5 (17.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (14.29%) CentOS
5 4 (14.29%) Solaris
6 2 (7.14%) Windows Server
7 1 (3.57%) AIX
7 1 (3.57%) Amazon Linux
7 1 (3.57%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 1 (3.57%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (57.14%) Continuous Integration
2 16 (57.14%) DevOps
3 6 (21.43%) Migration
4 5 (17.86%) Build Automation
5 3 (10.71%) Data Centre Operations
6 2 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (7.14%) Scrum
6 2 (7.14%) Software Engineering
6 2 (7.14%) TDD
7 1 (3.57%) Algorithmic Trading
7 1 (3.57%) Business Continuity
7 1 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (3.57%) Electronic Trading
7 1 (3.57%) High Availability
7 1 (3.57%) High-Frequency Trading
7 1 (3.57%) ITIL
7 1 (3.57%) ITSM
7 1 (3.57%) Service Management
7 1 (3.57%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (64.29%) Perl
1 18 (64.29%) Python
2 16 (57.14%) Java
3 4 (14.29%) Shell Script
4 3 (10.71%) Bash Shell
5 2 (7.14%) C++
5 2 (7.14%) PowerShell
6 1 (3.57%) PHP
6 1 (3.57%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (10.71%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (14.29%) Active Directory
1 4 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (10.71%) DFS Replication
3 1 (3.57%) Docker
3 1 (3.57%) NFS
Systems Management
1 17 (60.71%) Puppet
2 13 (46.43%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (17.86%) Ansible
4 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (7.14%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (7.14%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (3.57%) Nagios
Vendors
1 16 (57.14%) Atlassian
2 4 (14.29%) Red Hat
2 4 (14.29%) VMware
3 2 (7.14%) Barracuda Networks
3 2 (7.14%) HP
3 2 (7.14%) Oracle
3 2 (7.14%) Symantec
3 2 (7.14%) Veritas
4 1 (3.57%) Bloomberg
4 1 (3.57%) Cisco
4 1 (3.57%) Juniper
4 1 (3.57%) Reuters
4 1 (3.57%) Sun