The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 North East 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 53 34 40
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +6
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Engineer 10 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.53% 1.29% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.66% 1.41% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 2
Average daily rate £276 £270 £248
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.31% +8.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £262 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £278 £262
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £400 £500
% change year-on-year
-30.00% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
- -1.63%
Job Titles Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
601 284 379
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 91.90% 91.61% 91.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 361 114 182
Average daily rate £296 £300 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.29% -13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £462 £475 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 26 33
Average hourly rate £14.50 £18.25 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.54% +21.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.01 £13.04 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.60 £24.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
UNIX Engineer
England

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UNIX Engineer across the North East region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

UNIX Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

UNIX Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 10 (100.00%) UNIX
2 9 (90.00%) Red Hat
3 6 (60.00%) Linux
4 5 (50.00%) AIX
4 5 (50.00%) LAN
4 5 (50.00%) WAN
4 5 (50.00%) VPN
4 5 (50.00%) IBM
4 5 (50.00%) Firewall
4 5 (50.00%) Middleware
4 5 (50.00%) Configuration Management
4 5 (50.00%) Service Management
4 5 (50.00%) SC Cleared
4 5 (50.00%) Security Cleared
5 4 (40.00%) Open Source
5 4 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (40.00%) Solaris
6 3 (30.00%) HACMP
6 3 (30.00%) IBM AIX Certification
6 3 (30.00%) WebLogic
6 3 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (20.00%) Software Packaging
7 2 (20.00%) SQL
7 2 (20.00%) Oracle
7 2 (20.00%) JBoss
7 2 (20.00%) HP
7 2 (20.00%) DNS
8 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
8 1 (10.00%) DHCP
8 1 (10.00%) NFS

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 3 (30.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (10.00%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (10.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) LAN
1 5 (50.00%) WAN
1 5 (50.00%) VPN
1 5 (50.00%) Firewall
2 2 (20.00%) DNS
3 1 (10.00%) DHCP
3 1 (10.00%) SAN
3 1 (10.00%) LDAP
3 1 (10.00%) OpenLDAP
3 1 (10.00%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) Middleware
2 2 (20.00%) Software Packaging
3 1 (10.00%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Open Source
2 3 (30.00%) HACMP
3 1 (10.00%) Thin Client
3 1 (10.00%) Fat Client
3 1 (10.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) UNIX
2 6 (60.00%) Linux
3 5 (50.00%) AIX
4 4 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (40.00%) Solaris
5 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
5 1 (10.00%) HPUX
5 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 5 (50.00%) Service Management
2 3 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) Lean Six Sigma
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Change Control
3 1 (10.00%) Change Data Capture
3 1 (10.00%) Six Sigma
3 1 (10.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) Perl
2 1 (10.00%) PL/SQL
2 1 (10.00%) Korn
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 5 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (30.00%) IBM AIX Certification
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (10.00%) NFS
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (10.00%) KVM
1 1 (10.00%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) Red Hat
2 5 (50.00%) IBM
3 2 (20.00%) Oracle
3 2 (20.00%) JBoss
3 2 (20.00%) HP
4 1 (10.00%) Citrix
4 1 (10.00%) Informatica
4 1 (10.00%) Siebel
4 1 (10.00%) VMware