The table below looks at the statistics for the UNIX Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the North East 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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX Engineer
Rank 72 - 40
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Engineer 1 0 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.14% - 1.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% - 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 7
Average daily rate
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£350 - £253
UK excluding London average daily rate £430 £285 £270
% change year-on-year
+50.87% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £25.75
UNIX Engineer
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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 North East 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
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
639 315 454
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 92.34% 90.00% 94.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 386 141 197
Average daily rate £350 £325 £291
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +11.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £186 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £505 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 53 33
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.50 £13.11
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +18.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £12.20 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.25 £32.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

UNIX Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

UNIX Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

UNIX Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

UNIX Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the North East

UNIX Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the North East

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 North East region over the 3 months to 23 September 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
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Average
Daily Rate
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Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
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Vacancies
Tyne and Wear - 1 £350 -
UNIX Engineer
England

UNIX Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 18 (100.00%) UNIX
2 17 (94.44%) Red Hat
3 15 (83.33%) Linux
4 12 (66.67%) Firewall
5 11 (61.11%) SC Cleared
5 11 (61.11%) Security Cleared
5 11 (61.11%) SQL
5 11 (61.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (55.56%) AIX
6 10 (55.56%) Configuration Management
7 9 (50.00%) Oracle
7 9 (50.00%) WebLogic
8 8 (44.44%) Solaris
8 8 (44.44%) LAN
8 8 (44.44%) WAN
8 8 (44.44%) VPN
8 8 (44.44%) DNS
8 8 (44.44%) Middleware
8 8 (44.44%) Service Management
8 8 (44.44%) Open Source
9 7 (38.89%) Perl
10 6 (33.33%) SQL Server
11 5 (27.78%) JBoss
11 5 (27.78%) LDAP
11 5 (27.78%) IBM
11 5 (27.78%) Citrix
11 5 (27.78%) DHCP
11 5 (27.78%) VMware
11 5 (27.78%) VMware ESX
11 5 (27.78%) Thin Client

UNIX Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 (50.00%) WebLogic
2 4 (22.22%) Oracle Application Server
3 2 (11.11%) WebSphere
3 2 (11.11%) FileNet
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (5.56%) WebSphere Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 12 (66.67%) Firewall
2 8 (44.44%) LAN
2 8 (44.44%) WAN
2 8 (44.44%) VPN
2 8 (44.44%) DNS
3 5 (27.78%) DHCP
3 5 (27.78%) LDAP
3 5 (27.78%) SAN
4 3 (16.67%) SSH
4 3 (16.67%) OpenLDAP
5 2 (11.11%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (27.78%) Oracle Database 11g
2 5 (27.78%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (27.78%) Oracle Database
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (44.44%) Middleware
2 4 (22.22%) Web Services
3 1 (5.56%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (44.44%) Open Source
2 5 (27.78%) Fat Client
2 5 (27.78%) Thin Client
3 3 (16.67%) HACMP
4 2 (11.11%) Clustering
5 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
5 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 18 (100.00%) UNIX
2 15 (83.33%) Linux
3 11 (61.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (55.56%) AIX
5 8 (44.44%) Solaris
6 4 (22.22%) HPUX
7 3 (16.67%) Windows
7 3 (16.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) Configuration Management
2 8 (44.44%) Service Management
3 5 (27.78%) Performance Testing
4 4 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (22.22%) Change Data Capture
5 2 (11.11%) Workflow
5 2 (11.11%) Change Control
6 1 (5.56%) ITIL
6 1 (5.56%) Six Sigma
6 1 (5.56%) Lean Six Sigma
6 1 (5.56%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 11 (61.11%) SQL
2 7 (38.89%) Perl
3 3 (16.67%) PL/SQL
3 3 (16.67%) Korn
4 2 (11.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (61.11%) SC Cleared
1 11 (61.11%) Security Cleared
2 3 (16.67%) IBM AIX Certification
3 1 (5.56%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (27.78%) VMware ESX
1 5 (27.78%) Oracle RAC
1 5 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (22.22%) KVM
2 4 (22.22%) RHEV
3 3 (16.67%) GPFS
3 3 (16.67%) NFS
3 3 (16.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 17 (94.44%) Red Hat
2 9 (50.00%) Oracle
3 5 (27.78%) JBoss
3 5 (27.78%) IBM
3 5 (27.78%) Citrix
3 5 (27.78%) VMware
4 3 (16.67%) HP
5 2 (11.11%) Informatica
5 2 (11.11%) Sun
5 2 (11.11%) Siebel
5 2 (11.11%) Business Objects
6 1 (5.56%) Axway