The table below looks at the statistics for the UNIX Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the 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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX Engineer
Rank 394 394 352
Rank change year-on-year
0 -42
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Engineer 21 28 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.087% 0.11% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.095% 0.12% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 23 21
Average daily rate
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£500 £401 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.84% +4.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £375 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £609 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £315 £385
% change year-on-year
+19.04% -18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - -
UNIX Engineer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the 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
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
22207 23085 20644
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.30% 93.17% 93.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 15998 15957 13766
Average daily rate £425 £433 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.73% +1.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 438 375 536
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% -5.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.30 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.00 £47.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

UNIX Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

UNIX Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in London

UNIX Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

UNIX Engineer Daily Rate Trend in London

UNIX Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UNIX Engineer across the London region over the 3 months to 28 November 2014.

UNIX Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in London

UNIX Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

UNIX Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in London

UNIX Engineer
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 28 November 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
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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
City of London +26 8 £500 +29.03% 2
UNIX Engineer
England

UNIX Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 40 (100.00%) UNIX
2 33 (82.50%) Linux
3 25 (62.50%) Red Hat
4 21 (52.50%) Solaris
4 21 (52.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 20 (50.00%) Finance
6 14 (35.00%) VMware
7 12 (30.00%) Banking
7 12 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 12 (30.00%) Oracle
7 12 (30.00%) SAN
8 11 (27.50%) Veritas
8 11 (27.50%) DNS
9 10 (25.00%) Configuration Management
9 10 (25.00%) Shell Script
9 10 (25.00%) Sun
9 10 (25.00%) Puppet
10 9 (22.50%) HP
10 9 (22.50%) Perl
10 9 (22.50%) Windows
11 7 (17.50%) Apache
11 7 (17.50%) EMC
11 7 (17.50%) Active Directory
12 6 (15.00%) Tomcat
12 6 (15.00%) DHCP
12 6 (15.00%) Firewall
13 5 (12.50%) Clustering
13 5 (12.50%) Ruby
13 5 (12.50%) Algorithmic Trading
13 5 (12.50%) Java

UNIX Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 7 (17.50%) Apache
2 6 (15.00%) Tomcat
3 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (5.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (5.00%) GlassFish
4 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.50%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.50%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.50%) JBoss
4 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2013
Communications & Networking
1 12 (30.00%) SAN
2 11 (27.50%) DNS
3 6 (15.00%) DHCP
3 6 (15.00%) Firewall
4 5 (12.50%) NAS
5 4 (10.00%) TCP/IP
5 4 (10.00%) HTTP
5 4 (10.00%) Kerberos
6 3 (7.50%) HTTPS
7 2 (5.00%) Internet
7 2 (5.00%) SSL
7 2 (5.00%) LDAP
7 2 (5.00%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (2.50%) Intranet
8 1 (2.50%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.50%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.50%) MySQL
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 3 (7.50%) GCC
2 1 (2.50%) Maven
2 1 (2.50%) JIRA
2 1 (2.50%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.50%) Jenkins
General
1 20 (50.00%) Finance
2 12 (30.00%) Banking
3 4 (10.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.50%) Retail
4 1 (2.50%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.50%) Middleware
1 3 (7.50%) WebSockets
2 1 (2.50%) Web Services
2 1 (2.50%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (2.50%) MCollective
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) Clustering
1 5 (12.50%) Mainframe
2 3 (7.50%) Management Information System
2 3 (7.50%) Computer Science
2 3 (7.50%) PKI
3 2 (5.00%) Wiki
4 1 (2.50%) Replication
4 1 (2.50%) Mathematics
4 1 (2.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.50%) Symmetrix DMX
4 1 (2.50%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 40 (100.00%) UNIX
2 33 (82.50%) Linux
3 21 (52.50%) Solaris
3 21 (52.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (22.50%) Windows
5 4 (10.00%) AIX
5 4 (10.00%) SUSE
6 3 (7.50%) VMS
6 3 (7.50%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 3 (7.50%) Oracle Linux
7 2 (5.00%) CentOS
7 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (5.00%) HPUX
7 2 (5.00%) Ubuntu
8 1 (2.50%) Fedora
8 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (2.50%) Windows 7
8 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (25.00%) Configuration Management
2 5 (12.50%) Algorithmic Trading
3 4 (10.00%) Low Latency
3 4 (10.00%) Performance Analysis
3 4 (10.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 4 (10.00%) Service Management
4 3 (7.50%) Change Management
4 3 (7.50%) ITSM
4 3 (7.50%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (7.50%) ITIL
4 3 (7.50%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (5.00%) DevOps
5 2 (5.00%) Use Case
5 2 (5.00%) Release Management
6 1 (2.50%) Business Continuity
6 1 (2.50%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (2.50%) Migration
6 1 (2.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (2.50%) Knowledge Management
6 1 (2.50%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (25.00%) Shell Script
2 9 (22.50%) Perl
3 5 (12.50%) Ruby
3 5 (12.50%) Java
4 4 (10.00%) Bash Shell
4 4 (10.00%) C
5 2 (5.00%) SQL
5 2 (5.00%) Python
5 2 (5.00%) Korn
5 2 (5.00%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.50%) Jython
6 1 (2.50%) Objective-C
6 1 (2.50%) Bourne shell
6 1 (2.50%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 3 (7.50%) Degree
1 3 (7.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.50%) DV Cleared
2 1 (2.50%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 12 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (17.50%) Active Directory
3 4 (10.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 4 (10.00%) RHEV
4 2 (5.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 2 (5.00%) NFS
4 2 (5.00%) Squid
5 1 (2.50%) VMware ESX
5 1 (2.50%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (2.50%) KVM
Systems Management
1 10 (25.00%) Puppet
2 4 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (10.00%) HP Operations Orchestration
2 4 (10.00%) Nagios
2 4 (10.00%) NetBackup
3 3 (7.50%) Backup Exec
4 1 (2.50%) WSUS
4 1 (2.50%) CA SiteMinder
4 1 (2.50%) YUM
4 1 (2.50%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 25 (62.50%) Red Hat
2 14 (35.00%) VMware
3 12 (30.00%) Oracle
4 11 (27.50%) Veritas
5 10 (25.00%) Sun
6 9 (22.50%) HP
7 7 (17.50%) EMC
8 4 (10.00%) Symantec
9 3 (7.50%) IBM
10 2 (5.00%) NetApp
10 2 (5.00%) Microsoft
11 1 (2.50%) Altiris
11 1 (2.50%) Atlassian
11 1 (2.50%) Cisco
11 1 (2.50%) Sybase
11 1 (2.50%) CA
11 1 (2.50%) Hitachi
11 1 (2.50%) Intel
11 1 (2.50%) TIBCO
11 1 (2.50%) SolarWinds