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 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 478 512 517
Rank change year-on-year
+34 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Engineer 150 86 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.29% 0.17% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.18% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 49 47
Average daily rate £365 £500 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.00% +37.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £336 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £530 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £283
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +32.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £22.83 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 -
Unix Engineer
UK

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
48697 48044 46983
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 95.04% 94.77% 94.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 32114 29627 29164
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £555
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1383 1932 1948
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £42.50 £42.50
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 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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -1 50 £500 -4.76% 11
North East -4 30 £285 +1.87%
South East -9 28 £350 -15.91% 4
North West +14 20 £325 -35.00% 5
West Midlands +2 9 £500 -
South West +9 6 £340 -15.00%
East of England +3 3 £355 -2.06%
East Midlands +4 2 - -
Yorkshire -3 2 £370 +23.33% 1
Unix Engineer
UK

Unix Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

1 261 (100.00%) Unix
2 192 (73.56%) Linux
3 89 (34.10%) Solaris
4 77 (29.50%) Perl
4 77 (29.50%) Red Hat
5 71 (27.20%) Oracle
6 67 (25.67%) Security Cleared
7 59 (22.61%) SC Cleared
8 54 (20.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 54 (20.69%) AIX
9 53 (20.31%) SQL
9 53 (20.31%) Puppet
10 51 (19.54%) Finance
11 46 (17.62%) HP
12 45 (17.24%) DevOps
13 41 (15.71%) SAN
14 39 (14.94%) ITIL
14 39 (14.94%) Python
15 38 (14.56%) Configuration Management
16 37 (14.18%) Apache
17 32 (12.26%) Bash Shell
17 32 (12.26%) Java
17 32 (12.26%) VMware
18 31 (11.88%) C
19 29 (11.11%) Shell Script
19 29 (11.11%) High Availability
20 28 (10.73%) Middleware
20 28 (10.73%) C++
20 28 (10.73%) Agile Software Development
21 27 (10.34%) LDAP

Unix Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 37 (14.18%) Apache
2 23 (8.81%) JBoss
3 21 (8.05%) WebLogic
4 14 (5.36%) Tomcat
5 7 (2.68%) WebSphere
6 6 (2.30%) Confluence
7 4 (1.53%) MS Exchange
7 4 (1.53%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (1.15%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.77%) IIS
9 2 (0.77%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.77%) Oracle Application Server
9 2 (0.77%) WebLogic Portal
10 1 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.38%) IBM HTTP Server
10 1 (0.38%) Jetty
10 1 (0.38%) nginx
10 1 (0.38%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 1 (0.38%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 2 (0.77%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.38%) HipChat
2 1 (0.38%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.77%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 1 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.38%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.38%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.77%) Amazon CloudSearch
2 2 (0.77%) Amazon S3
2 2 (0.77%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.77%) OpenShift
3 1 (0.38%) GitHub
3 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.38%) Office 365
3 1 (0.38%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (15.71%) SAN
2 27 (10.34%) LDAP
2 27 (10.34%) TCP/IP
3 25 (9.58%) DNS
4 23 (8.81%) WAN
5 20 (7.66%) Firewall
6 15 (5.75%) VPN
7 13 (4.98%) LAN
8 8 (3.07%) iSCSI
9 5 (1.92%) Internet
9 5 (1.92%) SSH
10 4 (1.53%) Fibre Channel
10 4 (1.53%) SSL
11 3 (1.15%) DHCP
11 3 (1.15%) HTTP
11 3 (1.15%) NAS
11 3 (1.15%) OpenLDAP
12 2 (0.77%) Radio Access Network
12 2 (0.77%) Wi-Fi
13 1 (0.38%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.21%) DB2
2 10 (3.83%) Oracle Database
3 5 (1.92%) SQL Server
4 3 (1.15%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (1.15%) MySQL
4 3 (1.15%) NoSQL
4 3 (1.15%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.77%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 2 (0.77%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.77%) OLTP
5 2 (0.77%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.77%) SQLite
6 1 (0.38%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.38%) DataStage
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.38%) SAP BI
6 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.38%) SQLPlus
6 1 (0.38%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 17 (6.51%) Git (software)
2 12 (4.60%) Jenkins
3 10 (3.83%) Subversion
4 8 (3.07%) JIRA
4 8 (3.07%) Maven
5 4 (1.53%) Ant
5 4 (1.53%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (1.15%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.77%) ClearCase
7 2 (0.77%) CppUnit
7 2 (0.77%) FishEye
7 2 (0.77%) GoogleTest
7 2 (0.77%) NUnit
7 2 (0.77%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.77%) Rational Rose
7 2 (0.77%) SonarQube
7 2 (0.77%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.38%) PVCS
8 1 (0.38%) Toad
8 1 (0.38%) Visual Studio
General
1 51 (19.54%) Finance
2 20 (7.66%) Banking
3 6 (2.30%) Investment Banking
4 5 (1.92%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.53%) Electronics
5 4 (1.53%) Marketing
5 4 (1.53%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.77%) Back Office
6 2 (0.77%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.77%) Retail
7 1 (0.38%) Front Office
7 1 (0.38%) Legal
7 1 (0.38%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (10.73%) Middleware
2 24 (9.20%) STL
3 23 (8.81%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 9 (3.45%) Web Services
5 4 (1.53%) MCollective
5 4 (1.53%) Software Packaging
5 4 (1.53%) WebSphere MQ
5 4 (1.53%) XML
6 3 (1.15%) J2EE
6 3 (1.15%) Sensu
7 2 (0.77%) .NET
7 2 (0.77%) ELK Stack
7 2 (0.77%) IBM Integration Bus
7 2 (0.77%) Kafka
7 2 (0.77%) Motif
7 2 (0.77%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (0.38%) CSS
8 1 (0.38%) HTML
8 1 (0.38%) jQuery
8 1 (0.38%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 21 (8.05%) HACMP
2 16 (6.13%) Clustering
3 13 (4.98%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (2.68%) Computer Science
5 6 (2.30%) User Experience
6 4 (1.53%) NHS
7 3 (1.15%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.15%) Derivative
7 3 (1.15%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.15%) Mathematics
8 2 (0.77%) CMDB
8 2 (0.77%) Driving Licence
8 2 (0.77%) FMCG
8 2 (0.77%) Freedom of Information
8 2 (0.77%) Freedom of Information Act
9 1 (0.38%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.38%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.38%) Performance Metrics
9 1 (0.38%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 261 (100.00%) Unix
2 192 (73.56%) Linux
3 89 (34.10%) Solaris
4 54 (20.69%) AIX
4 54 (20.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 25 (9.58%) Windows
6 15 (5.75%) HPUX
7 13 (4.98%) Oracle Linux
8 12 (4.60%) Windows Server
9 9 (3.45%) CentOS
10 7 (2.68%) SUSE
11 5 (1.92%) Ubuntu
11 5 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (1.53%) Windows XP
13 3 (1.15%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 2 (0.77%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.38%) Debian
15 1 (0.38%) Windows 10
15 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (17.24%) DevOps
2 39 (14.94%) ITIL
3 38 (14.56%) Configuration Management
4 29 (11.11%) High Availability
5 28 (10.73%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (9.58%) Multithreading
7 23 (8.81%) Disaster Recovery
8 20 (7.66%) Service Management
9 19 (7.28%) Project Management
10 18 (6.90%) Continuous Integration
10 18 (6.90%) Migration
10 18 (6.90%) Software Engineering
11 16 (6.13%) ITIL V3
11 16 (6.13%) Open Source
12 14 (5.36%) Incident Management
13 12 (4.60%) Workflow
14 11 (4.21%) Six Sigma
14 11 (4.21%) Validation
15 10 (3.83%) Lean Six Sigma
16 9 (3.45%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 77 (29.50%) Perl
2 53 (20.31%) SQL
3 39 (14.94%) Python
4 32 (12.26%) Bash Shell
4 32 (12.26%) Java
5 31 (11.88%) C
6 29 (11.11%) Shell Script
7 28 (10.73%) C++
8 20 (7.66%) Korn
9 14 (5.36%) Ruby
10 9 (3.45%) C-shell
11 8 (3.07%) PowerShell
12 5 (1.92%) JavaScript
12 5 (1.92%) PHP
13 4 (1.53%) PL/SQL
13 4 (1.53%) VBScript
14 3 (1.15%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.77%) AWK
15 2 (0.77%) Groovy
15 2 (0.77%) sed
Qualifications
1 67 (25.67%) Security Cleared
2 59 (22.61%) SC Cleared
3 13 (4.98%) IBM AIX Certification
4 11 (4.21%) Degree
5 7 (2.68%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.15%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (1.15%) RHCA
6 3 (1.15%) RHCE
7 2 (0.77%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.38%) MCSE
8 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.92%) SLA
2 4 (1.53%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.15%) QA
4 1 (0.38%) MiFID
4 1 (0.38%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 23 (8.81%) NFS
2 16 (6.13%) VMware ESXi
2 16 (6.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (6.13%) vSphere
3 14 (5.36%) Samba
4 13 (4.98%) GPFS
5 12 (4.60%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 11 (4.21%) Active Directory
6 11 (4.21%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 7 (2.68%) Docker
8 5 (1.92%) Oracle Clusterware
9 3 (1.15%) VMware ESX
10 2 (0.77%) Varnish
11 1 (0.38%) KVM
11 1 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.38%) RHEV
11 1 (0.38%) Sendmail
11 1 (0.38%) SpamAssassin
11 1 (0.38%) Squid
11 1 (0.38%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 53 (20.31%) Puppet
2 18 (6.90%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (6.13%) Ansible
4 13 (4.98%) Red Hat Satellite
5 9 (3.45%) HP Data Protector
6 5 (1.92%) NetBackup
6 5 (1.92%) Oracle RMAN
6 5 (1.92%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 5 (1.92%) ZABBIX
7 4 (1.53%) Oracle ZFS
7 4 (1.53%) yum
8 3 (1.15%) DatAdvantage
8 3 (1.15%) Nagios
9 2 (0.77%) Icinga
9 2 (0.77%) Kubernetes
9 2 (0.77%) Linux-HA
9 2 (0.77%) OpenView
9 2 (0.77%) SELinux
9 2 (0.77%) Terraform
9 2 (0.77%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 77 (29.50%) Red Hat
2 71 (27.20%) Oracle
3 46 (17.62%) HP
4 32 (12.26%) VMware
5 26 (9.96%) IBM
5 26 (9.96%) Veritas
6 13 (4.98%) NetApp
7 11 (4.21%) Cisco
7 11 (4.21%) ServiceNow
8 10 (3.83%) webMethods
9 9 (3.45%) Pega
10 8 (3.07%) Splunk
11 7 (2.68%) Sun
12 6 (2.30%) Atlassian
12 6 (2.30%) Dell
12 6 (2.30%) SAP
13 5 (1.92%) Microsoft
13 5 (1.92%) Symantec
14 4 (1.53%) EMC
14 4 (1.53%) New Relic
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