The table below looks at the statistics for the UNIX Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the England 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 24 April 2015 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX Engineer
Rank 542 524 450
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -74
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Engineer 41 58 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.081% 0.12% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.088% 0.12% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 39 56
Average daily rate
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£400 £385 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.96% -9.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £262 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £494
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £280 £400
% change year-on-year
+33.93% -30.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £22.83 - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £30.00
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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 England 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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
46657 46455 40584
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.33% 92.38% 92.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28786 28831 23826
Average daily rate £400 £396 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% -1.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1833 1870 2077
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

UNIX Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

UNIX Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in England

UNIX Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

UNIX Engineer Daily Rate Trend in England

UNIX Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UNIX Engineer across the England region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

UNIX Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in England

UNIX Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

UNIX Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in England

UNIX Engineer
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing UNIX Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -10 17 £513 +22.31%
Yorkshire -13 6 £300 +6.66%
South East -3 5 £488 +62.50%
East of England +25 4 £363 -
East Midlands +7 4 £324 -
South West +5 3 £400 -
North East -14 1 £265 -5.35%
West Midlands -19 1 - -
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UNIX Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 86 (100.00%) UNIX
2 72 (83.72%) Linux
3 58 (67.44%) Red Hat
4 46 (53.49%) Solaris
5 37 (43.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 35 (40.70%) Perl
7 29 (33.72%) SAN
8 28 (32.56%) AIX
9 26 (30.23%) Oracle
10 25 (29.07%) Veritas
10 25 (29.07%) VMware
11 23 (26.74%) Sun
12 22 (25.58%) Puppet
13 21 (24.42%) HP
13 21 (24.42%) EMC
13 21 (24.42%) Finance
14 20 (23.26%) DNS
14 20 (23.26%) ITIL
15 19 (22.09%) Python
15 19 (22.09%) Configuration Management
16 18 (20.93%) Apache
17 17 (19.77%) Windows
17 17 (19.77%) IBM
17 17 (19.77%) Ruby
18 16 (18.60%) TCP/IP
19 15 (17.44%) Clustering
19 15 (17.44%) Bash Shell
19 15 (17.44%) Opscode Chef
20 13 (15.12%) Veritas Cluster Server
20 13 (15.12%) Firewall

UNIX Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 18 (20.93%) Apache
2 13 (15.12%) Tomcat
3 9 (10.47%) WebLogic
4 5 (5.81%) JBoss
5 3 (3.49%) iPlanet
5 3 (3.49%) WebLogic Portal
5 3 (3.49%) SharePoint
5 3 (3.49%) Node.js
5 3 (3.49%) Oracle Application Server
6 2 (2.33%) WebSphere
6 2 (2.33%) GlassFish
6 2 (2.33%) Jetty
6 2 (2.33%) nginx
6 2 (2.33%) OpenStack
6 2 (2.33%) MQSeries
6 2 (2.33%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.16%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (1.16%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (1.16%) FileNet
7 1 (1.16%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (3.49%) MS Office
2 2 (2.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (3.49%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (1.16%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.81%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 29 (33.72%) SAN
2 20 (23.26%) DNS
3 16 (18.60%) TCP/IP
4 13 (15.12%) Firewall
5 11 (12.79%) LDAP
6 7 (8.14%) NAS
7 5 (5.81%) Internet
7 5 (5.81%) WAN
8 4 (4.65%) SSH
9 3 (3.49%) DHCP
9 3 (3.49%) FCoE
9 3 (3.49%) iSCSI
9 3 (3.49%) VLAN
10 2 (2.33%) Wireshark
10 2 (2.33%) Network Security
10 2 (2.33%) HTTP
10 2 (2.33%) LAN
10 2 (2.33%) VPN
11 1 (1.16%) Intranet
11 1 (1.16%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.14%) MySQL
2 4 (4.65%) Oracle Database
3 3 (3.49%) Informix
3 3 (3.49%) RDBMS
3 3 (3.49%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.33%) SQLite
4 2 (2.33%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.16%) DB2
5 1 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.16%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.16%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (1.16%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 5 (5.81%) Jenkins
1 5 (5.81%) JIRA
2 3 (3.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (2.33%) Ant
General
1 21 (24.42%) Finance
2 9 (10.47%) Banking
3 3 (3.49%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.33%) Retail
5 1 (1.16%) Front Office
5 1 (1.16%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.16%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (11.63%) Middleware
2 4 (4.65%) J2EE
3 3 (3.49%) Web Services
4 2 (2.33%) Flash
5 1 (1.16%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (1.16%) .NET
5 1 (1.16%) SOAP
5 1 (1.16%) XML
5 1 (1.16%) YAML
5 1 (1.16%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (1.16%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 15 (17.44%) Clustering
2 7 (8.14%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.14%) Management Information System
2 7 (8.14%) Open Source
3 4 (4.65%) IBM XIV
3 4 (4.65%) PKI
3 4 (4.65%) Enterprise Storage
3 4 (4.65%) HACMP
4 2 (2.33%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.33%) Grid Computing
5 1 (1.16%) Replication
5 1 (1.16%) NHS
5 1 (1.16%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (1.16%) Symmetrix DMX
5 1 (1.16%) LPAR
5 1 (1.16%) DataPower
5 1 (1.16%) Derivative
5 1 (1.16%) Wiki
5 1 (1.16%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 86 (100.00%) UNIX
2 72 (83.72%) Linux
3 46 (53.49%) Solaris
4 37 (43.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 28 (32.56%) AIX
6 17 (19.77%) Windows
7 13 (15.12%) SUSE
8 8 (9.30%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 6 (6.98%) Oracle Linux
10 5 (5.81%) HPUX
11 3 (3.49%) Ubuntu
12 2 (2.33%) VMS
12 2 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (2.33%) Debian
13 1 (1.16%) Windows XP
13 1 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (1.16%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (23.26%) ITIL
2 19 (22.09%) Configuration Management
3 12 (13.95%) Service Delivery
4 11 (12.79%) Load Balancing
5 10 (11.63%) Service Management
6 9 (10.47%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (10.47%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (8.14%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (8.14%) Migration
8 6 (6.98%) ITSM
9 5 (5.81%) Low Latency
9 5 (5.81%) Performance Tuning
9 5 (5.81%) Algorithmic Trading
10 4 (4.65%) DevOps
10 4 (4.65%) Root Cause Analysis
10 4 (4.65%) OO
10 4 (4.65%) Workflow
11 3 (3.49%) Change Management
11 3 (3.49%) High Availability
11 3 (3.49%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 35 (40.70%) Perl
2 19 (22.09%) Python
3 17 (19.77%) Ruby
4 15 (17.44%) Bash Shell
5 9 (10.47%) Shell Script
6 8 (9.30%) SQL
6 8 (9.30%) Java
7 7 (8.14%) Korn
8 6 (6.98%) C-shell
9 5 (5.81%) PHP
10 4 (4.65%) Bourne shell
11 3 (3.49%) C
12 1 (1.16%) C++
12 1 (1.16%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (8.14%) Security Cleared
2 6 (6.98%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.65%) Degree
4 2 (2.33%) IBM AIX Certification
5 1 (1.16%) RHCE
5 1 (1.16%) Sun Certification
5 1 (1.16%) SCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.33%) QA
1 2 (2.33%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (15.12%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 12 (13.95%) Samba
3 11 (12.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (8.14%) vSphere
4 7 (8.14%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 6 (6.98%) Hyper-V
6 4 (4.65%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (4.65%) NFS
6 4 (4.65%) Active Directory
6 4 (4.65%) VMware ESX
7 3 (3.49%) KVM
8 2 (2.33%) GPFS
9 1 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (1.16%) PowerHA
9 1 (1.16%) Postfix
9 1 (1.16%) Veritas File System
9 1 (1.16%) Squid
9 1 (1.16%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 22 (25.58%) Puppet
2 15 (17.44%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (11.63%) NetBackup
3 10 (11.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 8 (9.30%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 5 (5.81%) Salt
6 4 (4.65%) OpenView
6 4 (4.65%) Nagios
7 3 (3.49%) SolarWinds Orion
7 3 (3.49%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 3 (3.49%) Cacti
7 3 (3.49%) Opsview
7 3 (3.49%) Graphite
8 2 (2.33%) BladeLogic
8 2 (2.33%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (2.33%) HAProxy
8 2 (2.33%) yum
8 2 (2.33%) BMC PATROL
8 2 (2.33%) Control-M
8 2 (2.33%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 58 (67.44%) Red Hat
2 26 (30.23%) Oracle
3 25 (29.07%) Veritas
3 25 (29.07%) VMware
4 23 (26.74%) Sun
5 21 (24.42%) HP
5 21 (24.42%) EMC
6 17 (19.77%) IBM
7 10 (11.63%) Cisco
8 5 (5.81%) NetApp
9 4 (4.65%) F5
10 3 (3.49%) Symantec
10 3 (3.49%) BMC
10 3 (3.49%) Dell
10 3 (3.49%) Microsoft
10 3 (3.49%) Splunk
10 3 (3.49%) SolarWinds
10 3 (3.49%) PlateSpin
11 2 (2.33%) SaltStack
11 2 (2.33%) Opsware