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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX Engineer
Rank 195 210 212
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +2
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Engineer 4 17 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.068% 0.24% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.073% 0.26% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 15 4
Average daily rate
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£450 £400 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +0.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £360 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £520 £472
UK excluding London average daily rate £430 £285 £260
% change year-on-year
+50.87% +9.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £25.75
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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
5446 6651 7202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.51% 92.38% 92.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 3991 4847 5151
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 137 180
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.82 £28.78 £43.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 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 19 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 11 (100.00%) UNIX
2 8 (72.73%) Solaris
2 8 (72.73%) Linux
3 7 (63.64%) Oracle
3 7 (63.64%) Red Hat
3 7 (63.64%) Finance
4 6 (54.55%) Veritas
4 6 (54.55%) SAN
5 5 (45.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (36.36%) Sun
6 4 (36.36%) VMware
7 3 (27.27%) NetBackup
7 3 (27.27%) Banking
7 3 (27.27%) NetApp
7 3 (27.27%) Perl
8 2 (18.18%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (18.18%) Release Management
8 2 (18.18%) NAS
8 2 (18.18%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 2 (18.18%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (18.18%) Bourne shell
8 2 (18.18%) Bash Shell
8 2 (18.18%) YUM
8 2 (18.18%) Puppet
8 2 (18.18%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (18.18%) Kernel Tuning
8 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database
8 2 (18.18%) Windows
8 2 (18.18%) NFS

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

For the 6 months to 19 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 (9.09%) MS Exchange
1 1 (9.09%) Apache
1 1 (9.09%) Tomcat
1 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (9.09%) WebSphere
1 1 (9.09%) GlassFish
Communications & Networking
1 6 (54.55%) SAN
2 2 (18.18%) NAS
2 2 (18.18%) LDAP
2 2 (18.18%) DNS
3 1 (9.09%) DHCP
3 1 (9.09%) Kerberos
3 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle9i Database
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 7 (63.64%) Finance
2 3 (27.27%) Banking
3 1 (9.09%) Investment Banking
3 1 (9.09%) Retail
3 1 (9.09%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) Middleware
1 1 (9.09%) WebSphere MQ
1 1 (9.09%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Clustering
1 1 (9.09%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) UNIX
2 8 (72.73%) Solaris
2 8 (72.73%) Linux
3 5 (45.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (18.18%) Windows
5 1 (9.09%) SUSE
5 1 (9.09%) VMS
5 1 (9.09%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) Release Management
1 2 (18.18%) Root Cause Analysis
1 2 (18.18%) Kernel Tuning
1 2 (18.18%) Migration
1 2 (18.18%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
2 1 (9.09%) Project Management
2 1 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (9.09%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (9.09%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (9.09%) Knowledge Management
2 1 (9.09%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) Perl
2 2 (18.18%) Bourne shell
2 2 (18.18%) Bash Shell
2 2 (18.18%) Java
2 2 (18.18%) Shell Script
3 1 (9.09%) Objective-C
3 1 (9.09%) SQL
System Software
1 4 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (18.18%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 2 (18.18%) NFS
3 1 (9.09%) Samba
3 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
3 1 (9.09%) RHEV
3 1 (9.09%) Squid
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) NetBackup
2 2 (18.18%) YUM
2 2 (18.18%) Puppet
2 2 (18.18%) Nagios
3 1 (9.09%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (9.09%) Control-M
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Oracle
1 7 (63.64%) Red Hat
2 6 (54.55%) Veritas
3 4 (36.36%) Sun
3 4 (36.36%) VMware
4 3 (27.27%) NetApp
5 2 (18.18%) HP
5 2 (18.18%) EMC
5 2 (18.18%) Hitachi
5 2 (18.18%) Symantec
6 1 (9.09%) BMC
6 1 (9.09%) CA
6 1 (9.09%) Cisco
6 1 (9.09%) IBM
6 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
6 1 (9.09%) Sybase
6 1 (9.09%) JBoss
6 1 (9.09%) SolarWinds
6 1 (9.09%) Brocade