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 21 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX Engineer
Rank 67 55 34
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -21
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Engineer 1 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.14% 1.53% 1.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 1.66% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 10 3
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£265 £276 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.07% +2.31%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £280 £400
% change year-on-year
+33.93% -30.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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 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
674 604 276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 93.35% 92.35% 91.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 383 367 111
Average daily rate £347 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.82% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £200 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £465 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 19 23
Average hourly rate £12.00 £14.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -23.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.86 £10.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £22.50 £23.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.34% -1.42%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 3 (100.00%) UNIX
1 3 (100.00%) AIX
1 3 (100.00%) IBM
1 3 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 3 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 3 (100.00%) Workflow
2 2 (66.67%) Service Management
2 2 (66.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) HACMP
2 2 (66.67%) Middleware
2 2 (66.67%) Six Sigma
2 2 (66.67%) IBM AIX Certification
2 2 (66.67%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) WAN
2 2 (66.67%) VPN
2 2 (66.67%) Solaris
2 2 (66.67%) Lean Six Sigma
2 2 (66.67%) Open Source
2 2 (66.67%) GPFS
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (33.33%) Change Control
3 1 (33.33%) Network Security
3 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) DataPower
3 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) JBoss

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

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 1 (33.33%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (33.33%) WebLogic
1 1 (33.33%) JBoss
1 1 (33.33%) FileNet
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Workflow
1 1 (33.33%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) LAN
1 2 (66.67%) WAN
1 2 (66.67%) VPN
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (33.33%) Network Security
2 1 (33.33%) LDAP
2 1 (33.33%) SSL
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) Middleware
2 1 (33.33%) Software Packaging
2 1 (33.33%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) HACMP
1 2 (66.67%) Open Source
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (33.33%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) UNIX
1 3 (100.00%) AIX
2 2 (66.67%) Solaris
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 3 (100.00%) Workflow
2 2 (66.67%) Lean Six Sigma
2 2 (66.67%) Service Management
2 2 (66.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) Six Sigma
3 1 (33.33%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) Perl
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) IBM AIX Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) GPFS
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) IBM
1 3 (100.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (33.33%) Axway
2 1 (33.33%) Sun
2 1 (33.33%) Informatica
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) Business Objects
2 1 (33.33%) Siebel