The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX Engineer
Rank 504 461 486
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +25
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Engineer 62 68 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.15% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.17% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 51 57
Average daily rate £383 £400 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.37% -20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £400 £500
% change year-on-year
-30.00% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £30.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -1.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
- -1.63%
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
48348 40743 51574
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.32% 92.77% 92.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 29873 23952 29018
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £578
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1966 2112 2464
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.13 £19.52
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
UNIX Engineer
UK

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 16 April 2014.

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 16 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -41 36 £411 +2.62%
East Midlands -6 2 - - 1
South West -25 2 - -
Yorkshire - 2 £281 - 1
South East -18 1 £300 -14.28%
North West -22 1 - - 1
East of England - 1 - -
Midlands - - - -
UNIX Engineer
UK

UNIX Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 92 (100.00%) UNIX
2 70 (76.09%) Linux
3 59 (64.13%) Solaris
4 57 (61.96%) Red Hat
5 46 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 41 (44.57%) Oracle
7 34 (36.96%) Veritas
8 33 (35.87%) Perl
9 28 (30.43%) SAN
9 28 (30.43%) HP
10 22 (23.91%) Clustering
11 21 (22.83%) Finance
12 19 (20.65%) VMware
12 19 (20.65%) Sun
12 19 (20.65%) Windows
13 18 (19.57%) AIX
13 18 (19.57%) HPUX
14 17 (18.48%) VMware Infrastructure
15 16 (17.39%) NAS
15 16 (17.39%) ITIL
15 16 (17.39%) IBM
15 16 (17.39%) Oracle Database
16 15 (16.30%) SQL
16 15 (16.30%) Shell Script
16 15 (16.30%) Load Balancing
17 13 (14.13%) SC Cleared
17 13 (14.13%) Security Cleared
18 12 (13.04%) Oracle RAC
18 12 (13.04%) EMC
19 11 (11.96%) Bash Shell

UNIX Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 9 (9.78%) WebLogic
2 5 (5.43%) Apache
2 5 (5.43%) Tomcat
3 4 (4.35%) Oracle Spatial
4 3 (3.26%) WebSphere
5 2 (2.17%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.17%) Oracle Application Server
5 2 (2.17%) GlassFish
6 1 (1.09%) Jetty
6 1 (1.09%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (1.09%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.17%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.09%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 28 (30.43%) SAN
2 16 (17.39%) NAS
3 10 (10.87%) Firewall
4 9 (9.78%) TCP/IP
4 9 (9.78%) LDAP
5 8 (8.70%) VPN
5 8 (8.70%) DNS
6 7 (7.61%) LAN
6 7 (7.61%) WAN
7 5 (5.43%) Internet
8 4 (4.35%) HTTP
9 3 (3.26%) DHCP
10 2 (2.17%) SMTP
10 2 (2.17%) SSH
11 1 (1.09%) OpenLDAP
11 1 (1.09%) Cisco PIX
11 1 (1.09%) Cisco IOS
11 1 (1.09%) Wireless
11 1 (1.09%) NetScreen
11 1 (1.09%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (17.39%) Oracle Database
2 8 (8.70%) Oracle Database 11g
3 7 (7.61%) Oracle Database 10g
4 5 (5.43%) SQL Server
5 4 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (4.35%) Oracle Database 12c
6 3 (3.26%) MySQL
7 2 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (1.09%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (1.09%) MarkLogic
8 1 (1.09%) KDB
8 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (1.09%) Oracle9i Database
8 1 (1.09%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.09%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (3.26%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.17%) Eclipse
2 2 (2.17%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (2.17%) JIRA
2 2 (2.17%) Mercurial
2 2 (2.17%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.17%) Hudson
3 1 (1.09%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.09%) GoogleTest
3 1 (1.09%) CppUnit
3 1 (1.09%) NUnit
3 1 (1.09%) Subversion
3 1 (1.09%) JMeter
3 1 (1.09%) ProC
3 1 (1.09%) ClearCase
3 1 (1.09%) Rational Rose
3 1 (1.09%) Ant
3 1 (1.09%) JUnit
General
1 21 (22.83%) Finance
2 8 (8.70%) Banking
3 4 (4.35%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.17%) Back Office
5 1 (1.09%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.09%) Retail
5 1 (1.09%) Military
5 1 (1.09%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.78%) Middleware
2 3 (3.26%) Software Packaging
3 2 (2.17%) CSS
3 2 (2.17%) SOAP
3 2 (2.17%) Web Services
4 1 (1.09%) REST
4 1 (1.09%) wxWidgets
4 1 (1.09%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (1.09%) Xerces
4 1 (1.09%) Xalan
4 1 (1.09%) Motif
4 1 (1.09%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (1.09%) XML
4 1 (1.09%) CORBA
4 1 (1.09%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 22 (23.91%) Clustering
2 6 (6.52%) CLARiiON
3 5 (5.43%) Open Source
4 3 (3.26%) PKI
4 3 (3.26%) HACMP
5 2 (2.17%) Replication
5 2 (2.17%) Wiki
5 2 (2.17%) CMDB
5 2 (2.17%) Symmetrix DMX
6 1 (1.09%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.09%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (1.09%) Derivative
6 1 (1.09%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.09%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.09%) Grid Computing
6 1 (1.09%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 92 (100.00%) UNIX
2 70 (76.09%) Linux
3 59 (64.13%) Solaris
4 46 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 19 (20.65%) Windows
6 18 (19.57%) AIX
6 18 (19.57%) HPUX
7 5 (5.43%) VMS
8 2 (2.17%) Windows XP
8 2 (2.17%) SUSE
9 1 (1.09%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (1.09%) OpenSolaris
9 1 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.09%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.09%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.09%) Debian
9 1 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (17.39%) ITIL
2 15 (16.30%) Load Balancing
3 10 (10.87%) Configuration Management
3 10 (10.87%) Disaster Recovery
4 9 (9.78%) Migration
5 7 (7.61%) Release Management
5 7 (7.61%) Service Management
6 6 (6.52%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 6 (6.52%) High Availability
6 6 (6.52%) Capacity Planning
6 6 (6.52%) Kernel Tuning
7 5 (5.43%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (4.35%) Data Modelling
8 4 (4.35%) Change Management
8 4 (4.35%) Capacity Management
9 3 (3.26%) Performance Analysis
10 2 (2.17%) PRINCE2
10 2 (2.17%) E-Commerce
10 2 (2.17%) Six Sigma
10 2 (2.17%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 33 (35.87%) Perl
2 15 (16.30%) SQL
2 15 (16.30%) Shell Script
3 11 (11.96%) Bash Shell
4 9 (9.78%) Java
5 7 (7.61%) Korn
6 6 (6.52%) PL/SQL
6 6 (6.52%) Bourne shell
7 3 (3.26%) Python
7 3 (3.26%) C++
7 3 (3.26%) C
8 2 (2.17%) Objective-C
8 2 (2.17%) Ruby
8 2 (2.17%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.17%) C-shell
9 1 (1.09%) Lisp
9 1 (1.09%) C#
9 1 (1.09%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.09%) PHP
9 1 (1.09%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (14.13%) SC Cleared
1 13 (14.13%) Security Cleared
2 7 (7.61%) OCP
2 7 (7.61%) OCA
2 7 (7.61%) Oracle Certification
3 3 (3.26%) Degree
3 3 (3.26%) RHCE
3 3 (3.26%) Sun Certification
3 3 (3.26%) IBM AIX Certification
4 2 (2.17%) RHCA
5 1 (1.09%) MCITP
5 1 (1.09%) ISEB
5 1 (1.09%) CCA
5 1 (1.09%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.09%) QA
1 1 (1.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (1.09%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (18.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (13.04%) Oracle RAC
3 10 (10.87%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 9 (9.78%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 8 (8.70%) VMware ESX
6 6 (6.52%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (4.35%) NFS
7 4 (4.35%) Oracle RMAN
7 4 (4.35%) KVM
8 3 (3.26%) Squid
8 3 (3.26%) Samba
9 2 (2.17%) Active Directory
10 1 (1.09%) PowerHA
10 1 (1.09%) vSphere
10 1 (1.09%) qmail
10 1 (1.09%) Sendmail
10 1 (1.09%) OpenSSH
10 1 (1.09%) XenServer
10 1 (1.09%) Xen
10 1 (1.09%) Snort
Systems Management
1 10 (10.87%) NetBackup
2 9 (9.78%) Puppet
3 6 (6.52%) Control-M
3 6 (6.52%) YUM
4 5 (5.43%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 4 (4.35%) Tivoli
5 4 (4.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 4 (4.35%) Data Guard
6 2 (2.17%) BMC PATROL
6 2 (2.17%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (1.09%) Ionix
7 1 (1.09%) Cobbler
7 1 (1.09%) Vagrant
7 1 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (1.09%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 1 (1.09%) BladeLogic
7 1 (1.09%) SCCM
7 1 (1.09%) SCOM
7 1 (1.09%) Nessus
7 1 (1.09%) Legato
Vendors
1 57 (61.96%) Red Hat
2 41 (44.57%) Oracle
3 34 (36.96%) Veritas
4 28 (30.43%) HP
5 19 (20.65%) VMware
5 19 (20.65%) Sun
6 16 (17.39%) IBM
7 12 (13.04%) EMC
8 10 (10.87%) Cisco
9 8 (8.70%) F5
9 8 (8.70%) NetApp
9 8 (8.70%) Brocade
10 7 (7.61%) JBoss
11 4 (4.35%) Citrix
11 4 (4.35%) BMC
11 4 (4.35%) Hitachi
12 3 (3.26%) Symantec
12 3 (3.26%) Sybase
13 2 (2.17%) Remedy
13 2 (2.17%) Juniper