The table below looks at the statistics for the Unix Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the South 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 13 February 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.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix Engineer
Rank 210 241 234
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Engineer 47 25 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.56% 0.27% 0.070%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.28% 0.075%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 13 4
Average daily rate £400 £350 £336
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +4.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £263 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £471
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £365
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £52.63 £31.15 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+68.94% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.31 £31.15 -
% change year-on-year
+16.57% -
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 South 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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
7953 8828 7991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 94.19% 93.80% 93.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 4824 4748 4160
Average daily rate £385 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 400 432 468
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.40 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.57% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.96 £11.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Unix Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Unix Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Unix Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Unix Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Unix Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Unix Engineer across the South East region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

Unix Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Unix Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Unix Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Unix Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South East region over the 3 months to 13 February 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
Middlesex +12 15 £350 +40.00%
Surrey - 14 £450 -
Hampshire +8 12 £405 +15.71%
Berkshire +12 4 £425 - 3
Kent - 3 £450 - 1
Unix Engineer
England

Unix Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 79 (100.00%) Unix
2 67 (84.81%) Linux
3 36 (45.57%) Oracle
4 34 (43.04%) SC Cleared
4 34 (43.04%) Security Cleared
5 26 (32.91%) Perl
6 23 (29.11%) C
7 22 (27.85%) C++
8 21 (26.58%) Multithreading
9 20 (25.32%) SQL
10 19 (24.05%) STL
10 19 (24.05%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 18 (22.78%) Java
12 16 (20.25%) JBoss
12 16 (20.25%) Ansible
13 15 (18.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 15 (18.99%) SAN
13 15 (18.99%) Subversion
14 14 (17.72%) Red Hat
15 13 (16.46%) Tomcat
15 13 (16.46%) Git (software)
16 12 (15.19%) AIX
16 12 (15.19%) Solaris
16 12 (15.19%) Veritas
17 9 (11.39%) HP
17 9 (11.39%) HPUX
17 9 (11.39%) HP Data Protector
17 9 (11.39%) Oracle Linux
18 8 (10.13%) Jenkins
18 8 (10.13%) MySQL

Unix Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 16 (20.25%) JBoss
2 13 (16.46%) Tomcat
3 5 (6.33%) Apache
4 1 (1.27%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (1.27%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (1.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (1.27%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 15 (18.99%) SAN
2 5 (6.33%) LDAP
3 4 (5.06%) DNS
3 4 (5.06%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.53%) FTP
4 2 (2.53%) NAS
4 2 (2.53%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (2.53%) SSH
5 1 (1.27%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (1.27%) HTTP
5 1 (1.27%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.13%) MySQL
2 2 (2.53%) InterSystems Cache
3 1 (1.27%) DB2
3 1 (1.27%) OLTP
3 1 (1.27%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.27%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 15 (18.99%) Subversion
2 13 (16.46%) Git (software)
3 8 (10.13%) Jenkins
3 8 (10.13%) Maven
4 2 (2.53%) Ant
4 2 (2.53%) ClearCase
4 2 (2.53%) CppUnit
4 2 (2.53%) GoogleTest
4 2 (2.53%) NUnit
4 2 (2.53%) Rational Rose
General
1 6 (7.59%) Finance
2 2 (2.53%) Back Office
2 2 (2.53%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (24.05%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 19 (24.05%) STL
2 3 (3.80%) Motif
3 1 (1.27%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (1.27%) J2EE
3 1 (1.27%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.06%) HACMP
3 2 (2.53%) Clustering
3 2 (2.53%) Derivative
3 2 (2.53%) EMC VNX
3 2 (2.53%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (2.53%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.27%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.27%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 79 (100.00%) Unix
2 67 (84.81%) Linux
3 15 (18.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (15.19%) AIX
4 12 (15.19%) Solaris
5 9 (11.39%) HPUX
5 9 (11.39%) Oracle Linux
6 5 (6.33%) Windows
7 1 (1.27%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (26.58%) Multithreading
2 7 (8.86%) DevOps
2 7 (8.86%) Disaster Recovery
2 7 (8.86%) Project Management
3 6 (7.59%) Software Engineering
4 5 (6.33%) Configuration Management
5 3 (3.80%) High Availability
5 3 (3.80%) Patch Management
5 3 (3.80%) RUP
5 3 (3.80%) Service Delivery
5 3 (3.80%) UML
6 2 (2.53%) Capacity Management
6 2 (2.53%) Incident Management
6 2 (2.53%) Integration Testing
6 2 (2.53%) Load Balancing
6 2 (2.53%) Memory Management
6 2 (2.53%) Performance Analysis
6 2 (2.53%) Problem Management
6 2 (2.53%) System Integration Testing
6 2 (2.53%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 26 (32.91%) Perl
2 23 (29.11%) C
3 22 (27.85%) C++
4 20 (25.32%) SQL
5 18 (22.78%) Java
6 5 (6.33%) Python
7 2 (2.53%) AWK
7 2 (2.53%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.53%) Korn
7 2 (2.53%) sed
7 2 (2.53%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.27%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 34 (43.04%) SC Cleared
1 34 (43.04%) Security Cleared
2 5 (6.33%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.27%) CISSP
3 1 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.53%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (8.86%) Veritas Cluster Server
1 7 (8.86%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 6 (7.59%) NFS
3 2 (2.53%) Oracle Clusterware
3 2 (2.53%) Samba
3 2 (2.53%) Veritas File System
4 1 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 16 (20.25%) Ansible
2 9 (11.39%) HP Data Protector
3 5 (6.33%) Puppet
3 5 (6.33%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 4 (5.06%) yum
5 3 (3.80%) NetBackup
6 2 (2.53%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (2.53%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (2.53%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (1.27%) Nessus
7 1 (1.27%) Nmap
7 1 (1.27%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 36 (45.57%) Oracle
2 14 (17.72%) Red Hat
3 12 (15.19%) Veritas
4 9 (11.39%) HP
5 4 (5.06%) Sun
6 3 (3.80%) Brocade
7 2 (2.53%) Ab Initio
7 2 (2.53%) Cisco
7 2 (2.53%) EMC
7 2 (2.53%) Huawei
7 2 (2.53%) Nokia
7 2 (2.53%) Symantec
8 1 (1.27%) IBM
8 1 (1.27%) StorageTek
8 1 (1.27%) VMware