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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix Engineer
Rank 141 185 201
Rank change year-on-year
+44 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Engineer 13 11 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.37% 0.20% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.21% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 6
Average daily rate £625 £475 £417
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.57% +13.97%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £283
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +32.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £22.83 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 -
Unix Engineer
London

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
3314 5255 5909
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 94.90% 95.58% 94.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 2683 3991 4312
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £276 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 81 84
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -2.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.57 £30.00 £33.24
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 2016, 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 17 (100.00%) Unix
2 15 (88.24%) Linux
3 10 (58.82%) Finance
3 10 (58.82%) Puppet
4 9 (52.94%) Perl
5 8 (47.06%) Banking
6 7 (41.18%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (41.18%) DevOps
6 7 (41.18%) Java
6 7 (41.18%) Python
6 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (35.29%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (29.41%) Atlassian
8 5 (29.41%) Investment Banking
8 5 (29.41%) VMware
8 5 (29.41%) Red Hat
9 4 (23.53%) Solaris
9 4 (23.53%) NFS
10 3 (17.65%) ITIL
10 3 (17.65%) Windows
10 3 (17.65%) Oracle
10 3 (17.65%) RHCE
10 3 (17.65%) SAN
10 3 (17.65%) NetApp
10 3 (17.65%) RHCA
10 3 (17.65%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (11.76%) Oracle Database
11 2 (11.76%) vSphere
11 2 (11.76%) Bash Shell
11 2 (11.76%) Fibre Channel

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

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 (5.88%) Apache
1 1 (5.88%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (5.88%) IIS
1 1 (5.88%) JBoss
1 1 (5.88%) WebSphere
1 1 (5.88%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) SAN
2 2 (11.76%) DNS
2 2 (11.76%) Fibre Channel
2 2 (11.76%) Firewall
2 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.88%) HTTPS
3 1 (5.88%) LDAP
3 1 (5.88%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.88%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (5.88%) DB2
2 1 (5.88%) NoSQL
2 1 (5.88%) SAP BI
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
1 1 (5.88%) GitLab
1 1 (5.88%) Maven
General
1 10 (58.82%) Finance
2 8 (47.06%) Banking
3 5 (29.41%) Investment Banking
4 2 (11.76%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) .NET
1 1 (5.88%) Middleware
1 1 (5.88%) RESTful
1 1 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 17 (100.00%) Unix
2 15 (88.24%) Linux
3 4 (23.53%) Solaris
4 3 (17.65%) Windows
5 2 (11.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (11.76%) Windows Server
5 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (5.88%) AIX
6 1 (5.88%) CentOS
6 1 (5.88%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (5.88%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (41.18%) Continuous Integration
1 7 (41.18%) DevOps
2 3 (17.65%) ITIL
3 2 (11.76%) Configuration Management
3 2 (11.76%) E-Commerce
3 2 (11.76%) Service Management
3 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Automation Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (5.88%) Data Protection
4 1 (5.88%) High Availability
4 1 (5.88%) Identity Access Management
4 1 (5.88%) ITIL V3
4 1 (5.88%) Line Management
4 1 (5.88%) Load Balancing
4 1 (5.88%) Patch Management
4 1 (5.88%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (5.88%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) Perl
2 7 (41.18%) Java
2 7 (41.18%) Python
3 2 (11.76%) Bash Shell
4 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.88%) Korn
4 1 (5.88%) PHP
4 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
4 1 (5.88%) Shell Script
4 1 (5.88%) SQL
4 1 (5.88%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) RHCA
1 3 (17.65%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) PCI DSS
1 1 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 4 (23.53%) NFS
2 3 (17.65%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (11.76%) vSphere
4 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
4 1 (5.88%) Samba
4 1 (5.88%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 10 (58.82%) Puppet
2 6 (35.29%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (11.76%) Ansible
4 1 (5.88%) DatAdvantage
4 1 (5.88%) Nagios
4 1 (5.88%) NetBackup
4 1 (5.88%) OpenView
4 1 (5.88%) Oracle ZFS
4 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Atlassian
1 5 (29.41%) Red Hat
1 5 (29.41%) VMware
2 3 (17.65%) NetApp
2 3 (17.65%) Oracle
3 2 (11.76%) IBM
3 2 (11.76%) Sun
3 2 (11.76%) Veritas
4 1 (5.88%) 3PAR
4 1 (5.88%) Brocade
4 1 (5.88%) Dell
4 1 (5.88%) EMC
4 1 (5.88%) HP
4 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.88%) SAP
4 1 (5.88%) Sybase
4 1 (5.88%) Varonis