The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Unix Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 1 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix Engineer
Rank 462 550 557
Rank change year-on-year
+88 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Engineer 179 93 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.17% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.17% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 45 49
Median daily rate £388 £475 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.42% +31.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £278 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £598 £625 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £351 £365 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +21.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Median hourly rate £20.00 £22.83 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.39% -13.84%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £32.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-38.46% +22.64%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50636 53208 51071
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.70% 94.78% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 32918 33454 31276
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.75% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1521 2018 2067
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

Unix Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Unix Engineer in the job title.

Unix Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Unix Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Unix Engineer within the UK.

Unix Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Unix Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Unix Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 1 July 2016.

Unix Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Unix Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Unix Engineer within the UK.

Unix Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Unix Engineer
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 1 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +85 162 £394 -17.10% 19
London +5 60 £518 +3.50% 6
North East -16 45 £300 +6.38% 1
Tyne and Wear -18 44 £300 +6.38% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -23 44 £300 +6.38% 1
South East +30 35 £390 -29.09% 7
Hampshire +28 25 £398 - 3
Scotland -11 16 £361 +20.25% 1
Gosport - 14 £390 -
City of London +26 10 £625 +4.16% 2
Erskine - 9 £361 -
South West - 9 £385 -
Renfrewshire - 9 £361 -
Gloucestershire - 6 £420 -
North West -3 5 £375 +12.78% 4
West Midlands - 5 £500 -
Middlesex - 5 £320 -
Glasgow +2 4 £365 -
Manchester - 4 £375 - 4
Shropshire - 4 £500 -
Telford - 4 £500 -
East of England +10 2 £350 - 1
Edinburgh -2 2 - - 1
Surrey - 2 £500 -
Bristol - 2 £345 -
Portsmouth - 2 £370 -
Cheltenham - 2 - -
Cambridge +15 1 £350 - 1
Wales +15 1 £388 +1.97%
Cambridgeshire +15 1 £350 - 1

Unix Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 2016, Unix Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Unix Engineer in the job title.

1 326 (100.00%) Unix
2 256 (78.53%) Linux
3 112 (34.36%) Perl
4 108 (33.13%) Solaris
5 107 (32.82%) Red Hat
6 89 (27.30%) Security Cleared
7 83 (25.46%) Oracle
8 77 (23.62%) SAN
9 76 (23.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 74 (22.70%) Apache
11 73 (22.39%) SC Cleared
12 72 (22.09%) HP
13 66 (20.25%) DevOps
14 65 (19.94%) ITIL
15 63 (19.33%) Puppet
16 62 (19.02%) Finance
17 55 (16.87%) DNS
18 54 (16.56%) AIX
19 52 (15.95%) Bash Shell
20 50 (15.34%) WAN
21 49 (15.03%) Shell Script
22 48 (14.72%) Python
23 45 (13.80%) Java
23 45 (13.80%) TCP/IP
24 42 (12.88%) SQL
24 42 (12.88%) Korn
25 41 (12.58%) Configuration Management
26 40 (12.27%) VMware
27 37 (11.35%) LDAP
28 34 (10.43%) Samba

Unix Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 74 (22.70%) Apache
2 27 (8.28%) JBoss
3 26 (7.98%) WebLogic
4 13 (3.99%) Confluence
5 12 (3.68%) Tomcat
6 11 (3.37%) WebSphere
7 9 (2.76%) OpenStack
8 5 (1.53%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (0.61%) IIS
9 2 (0.61%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.61%) nginx
9 2 (0.61%) Oracle Application Server
9 2 (0.61%) WebLogic Portal
10 1 (0.31%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.31%) IBM HTTP Server
10 1 (0.31%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.31%) Jetty
10 1 (0.31%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 2 (0.61%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.31%) HipChat
2 1 (0.31%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (1.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.61%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.84%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.23%) OpenShift
3 3 (0.92%) PaaS
4 2 (0.61%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.61%) SaaS
5 1 (0.31%) GitHub
5 1 (0.31%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 77 (23.62%) SAN
2 55 (16.87%) DNS
3 50 (15.34%) WAN
4 45 (13.80%) TCP/IP
5 37 (11.35%) LDAP
6 28 (8.59%) iSCSI
7 26 (7.98%) Firewall
8 20 (6.13%) VPN
9 19 (5.83%) LAN
10 8 (2.45%) DHCP
11 7 (2.15%) SSH
12 6 (1.84%) Internet
12 6 (1.84%) OpenLDAP
12 6 (1.84%) SSL
13 5 (1.53%) NAS
14 4 (1.23%) HTTP
14 4 (1.23%) SMTP
15 3 (0.92%) Fibre Channel
16 2 (0.61%) IMAP
16 2 (0.61%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (4.29%) DB2
2 13 (3.99%) MySQL
3 4 (1.23%) Oracle Database
4 3 (0.92%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (0.61%) DB2 UDB
5 2 (0.61%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.31%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.31%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.31%) DataStage
6 1 (0.31%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.31%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (0.31%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.31%) SAP BI
6 1 (0.31%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.31%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 21 (6.44%) Git (software)
2 15 (4.60%) Jenkins
2 15 (4.60%) JIRA
3 10 (3.07%) Subversion
4 7 (2.15%) ClearCase
4 7 (2.15%) Maven
4 7 (2.15%) Sonatype Nexus
4 7 (2.15%) TeamCity
5 6 (1.84%) StarTeam
6 5 (1.53%) FishEye
6 5 (1.53%) SonarQube
7 3 (0.92%) Vagrant
8 2 (0.61%) Ant
8 2 (0.61%) Artifactory
8 2 (0.61%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.31%) HP UFT
9 1 (0.31%) PVCS
9 1 (0.31%) Rational Rose
9 1 (0.31%) Toad
9 1 (0.31%) Visual Studio
General
1 62 (19.02%) Finance
2 28 (8.59%) Banking
3 8 (2.45%) Investment Banking
4 7 (2.15%) Financial Institution
4 7 (2.15%) Manufacturing
4 7 (2.15%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.53%) Electronics
5 5 (1.53%) Law
5 5 (1.53%) Marketing
6 2 (0.61%) Front Office
6 2 (0.61%) Retail
7 1 (0.31%) Back Office
7 1 (0.31%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (10.12%) Middleware
2 17 (5.21%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 17 (5.21%) STL
3 10 (3.07%) Web Services
4 7 (2.15%) LAMP
4 7 (2.15%) XML
5 4 (1.23%) Software Packaging
5 4 (1.23%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (0.61%) .NET
6 2 (0.61%) ActiveMQ
6 2 (0.61%) HTML
6 2 (0.61%) J2EE
6 2 (0.61%) Swing
7 1 (0.31%) CSS
7 1 (0.31%) IBM Integration Bus
7 1 (0.31%) Motif
7 1 (0.31%) Rendezvous
7 1 (0.31%) SOAP
7 1 (0.31%) TIBCO EMS
7 1 (0.31%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (6.75%) Clustering
1 22 (6.75%) HACMP
2 14 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (2.76%) Computer Science
4 8 (2.45%) Data Centre
5 5 (1.53%) User Experience
6 4 (1.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (1.23%) NHS
7 3 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (0.92%) Management Information System
7 3 (0.92%) Mathematics
8 2 (0.61%) CMDB
8 2 (0.61%) Derivative
8 2 (0.61%) Driving Licence
8 2 (0.61%) FMCG
8 2 (0.61%) Freedom of Information
8 2 (0.61%) Freedom of Information Act
9 1 (0.31%) Life Science
9 1 (0.31%) PKI
9 1 (0.31%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 326 (100.00%) Unix
2 256 (78.53%) Linux
3 108 (33.13%) Solaris
4 76 (23.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 54 (16.56%) AIX
6 33 (10.12%) HPUX
7 31 (9.51%) Windows
8 28 (8.59%) Oracle Linux
9 10 (3.07%) Windows Server
10 7 (2.15%) CentOS
10 7 (2.15%) SUSE
11 6 (1.84%) Windows XP
12 4 (1.23%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 2 (0.61%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.61%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.31%) Debian
14 1 (0.31%) Windows 10
14 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
14 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (20.25%) DevOps
2 65 (19.94%) ITIL
3 41 (12.58%) Configuration Management
4 32 (9.82%) Agile Software Development
5 31 (9.51%) Unit Testing
6 30 (9.20%) High Availability
7 26 (7.98%) Virtual Environments
8 25 (7.67%) Service Management
9 24 (7.36%) Open Source
10 23 (7.06%) Disaster Recovery
11 21 (6.44%) Incident Management
11 21 (6.44%) Migration
12 20 (6.13%) Continuous Integration
13 18 (5.52%) Multithreading
14 17 (5.21%) Software Engineering
14 17 (5.21%) Validation
15 15 (4.60%) ITIL V3
16 13 (3.99%) Project Management
16 13 (3.99%) Workflow
17 12 (3.68%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 112 (34.36%) Perl
2 52 (15.95%) Bash Shell
3 49 (15.03%) Shell Script
4 48 (14.72%) Python
5 45 (13.80%) Java
6 42 (12.88%) Korn
6 42 (12.88%) SQL
7 31 (9.51%) C-shell
8 23 (7.06%) C
9 18 (5.52%) C++
10 12 (3.68%) Ruby
11 7 (2.15%) PL/SQL
12 6 (1.84%) PHP
13 5 (1.53%) JavaScript
13 5 (1.53%) PowerShell
14 3 (0.92%) Clojure
15 1 (0.31%) ANSI SQL
15 1 (0.31%) Uniface
15 1 (0.31%) VB
15 1 (0.31%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 89 (27.30%) Security Cleared
2 73 (22.39%) SC Cleared
3 31 (9.51%) DV Cleared
4 15 (4.60%) Degree
5 14 (4.29%) IBM AIX Certification
6 3 (0.92%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (0.92%) RHCA
6 3 (0.92%) RHCE
7 2 (0.61%) BC Cleared
7 2 (0.61%) CISSP
7 2 (0.61%) GCIH
7 2 (0.61%) GIAC
7 2 (0.61%) RHCSA
8 1 (0.31%) AAT
8 1 (0.31%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.84%) Disclosure Scotland
1 6 (1.84%) SLA
2 3 (0.92%) QA
3 2 (0.61%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.61%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.31%) MiFID
4 1 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 34 (10.43%) Samba
2 28 (8.59%) Virtual Servers
3 22 (6.75%) NFS
4 20 (6.13%) vSphere
5 19 (5.83%) VMware Infrastructure
6 16 (4.91%) VMware ESXi
7 14 (4.29%) GPFS
7 14 (4.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 11 (3.37%) Active Directory
9 10 (3.07%) Virtual Machines
10 9 (2.76%) Docker
11 8 (2.45%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 5 (1.53%) Sendmail
13 4 (1.23%) Oracle Clusterware
13 4 (1.23%) Virtual Desktop
14 2 (0.61%) Hyper-V
14 2 (0.61%) RHEV
14 2 (0.61%) VMware ESX
15 1 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
15 1 (0.31%) Squid
Systems Management
1 63 (19.33%) Puppet
2 23 (7.06%) HP Data Protector
3 20 (6.13%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (4.91%) Ansible
5 15 (4.60%) Red Hat Satellite
6 7 (2.15%) Nagios
7 6 (1.84%) yum
8 5 (1.53%) Oracle RMAN
9 4 (1.23%) NetBackup
9 4 (1.23%) Oracle ZFS
9 4 (1.23%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 2 (0.61%) FreeIPA
10 2 (0.61%) Graylog
10 2 (0.61%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 2 (0.61%) Icinga
10 2 (0.61%) Kubernetes
10 2 (0.61%) Linux-HA
10 2 (0.61%) SELinux
10 2 (0.61%) Terraform
10 2 (0.61%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 107 (32.82%) Red Hat
2 83 (25.46%) Oracle
3 72 (22.09%) HP
4 40 (12.27%) VMware
5 32 (9.82%) IBM
6 24 (7.36%) Veritas
7 15 (4.60%) ServiceNow
8 13 (3.99%) NetApp
9 12 (3.68%) Atlassian
9 12 (3.68%) Pega
10 11 (3.37%) Cisco
11 10 (3.07%) Splunk
11 10 (3.07%) webMethods
12 8 (2.45%) Microsoft
13 7 (2.15%) SAP
14 6 (1.84%) Sun
15 5 (1.53%) Symantec
16 4 (1.23%) EMC
17 3 (0.92%) Dell
17 3 (0.92%) Informatica
London
JM
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