The first table below looks at the demand for the UNIX Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Tyne and Wear 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 18 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 Tyne and Wear 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX Engineer
Rank 52 28 33
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +5
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Engineer 8 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 1.49% 1.92% 1.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.63% 2.16% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 2
Average daily rate £273 £270 £248
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.92% +8.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £262 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £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
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
492 185 253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 91.62% 88.94% 91.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 70 122
Average daily rate £290 £300 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £238 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 22
Average hourly rate £14.00 £18.25 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.28% +10.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.25 £18.90 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
UNIX Engineer
North East

UNIX Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

UNIX Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

UNIX Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

UNIX Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

UNIX Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 8 (100.00%) UNIX
2 7 (87.50%) Red Hat
3 5 (62.50%) Middleware
3 5 (62.50%) LAN
3 5 (62.50%) WAN
3 5 (62.50%) VPN
3 5 (62.50%) IBM
3 5 (62.50%) AIX
3 5 (62.50%) Firewall
3 5 (62.50%) Configuration Management
3 5 (62.50%) Service Management
4 4 (50.00%) Open Source
4 4 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (50.00%) Solaris
4 4 (50.00%) Linux
5 3 (37.50%) WebLogic
5 3 (37.50%) IBM AIX Certification
5 3 (37.50%) HACMP
5 3 (37.50%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
5 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
6 2 (25.00%) HP
6 2 (25.00%) DNS
6 2 (25.00%) SQL
6 2 (25.00%) Oracle
6 2 (25.00%) JBoss
7 1 (12.50%) LDAP
7 1 (12.50%) Siebel
7 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
7 1 (12.50%) HPUX

UNIX Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 (37.50%) WebLogic
2 1 (12.50%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (12.50%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) LAN
1 5 (62.50%) WAN
1 5 (62.50%) VPN
1 5 (62.50%) Firewall
2 2 (25.00%) DNS
3 1 (12.50%) LDAP
3 1 (12.50%) DHCP
3 1 (12.50%) SAN
3 1 (12.50%) OpenLDAP
3 1 (12.50%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) Middleware
2 1 (12.50%) Web Services
2 1 (12.50%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Open Source
2 3 (37.50%) HACMP
3 1 (12.50%) Thin Client
3 1 (12.50%) Clustering
3 1 (12.50%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) UNIX
2 5 (62.50%) AIX
3 4 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (50.00%) Solaris
3 4 (50.00%) Linux
4 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
4 1 (12.50%) HPUX
4 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Configuration Management
1 5 (62.50%) Service Management
2 3 (37.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) Six Sigma
3 1 (12.50%) Change Control
3 1 (12.50%) Change Data Capture
3 1 (12.50%) Workflow
3 1 (12.50%) Lean Six Sigma
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) Perl
2 1 (12.50%) PL/SQL
2 1 (12.50%) Korn
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) IBM AIX Certification
1 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
1 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 1 (12.50%) NFS
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (12.50%) KVM
1 1 (12.50%) VMware ESX
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Red Hat
2 5 (62.50%) IBM
3 2 (25.00%) HP
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle
3 2 (25.00%) JBoss
4 1 (12.50%) Siebel
4 1 (12.50%) Citrix
4 1 (12.50%) Informatica
4 1 (12.50%) VMware