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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix Engineer
Rank 515 509 561
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +52
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Engineer 112 128 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.23% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.25% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 81 60
Median daily rate £380 £388 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.93% +4.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £288 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £535 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Median hourly rate £51.35 £16.00 £31.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+220.90% -48.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.62 £16.00 £30.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.07 £16.00 £38.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £53.50 £16.00 £31.15
% change year-on-year
+234.37% -48.63%

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
47494 51855 53478
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.80% 93.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 31084 33012 33811
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.31% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1664 2028 2194
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.79%

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 5 December 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 5 December 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 -5 104 £380 -5.00% 24
London +3 53 £500 +5.26% 7
North East - 20 £325 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 20 £325 -
Tyne and Wear - 20 £325 -
South West +14 11 £363 -8.22% 2
City of London +11 11 £650 +40.54% 4
South East -17 10 £375 -11.24% 8
Surrey +15 9 £375 -16.66% 1
Scotland +3 8 £400 +14.28%
Gloucestershire +6 6 £375 -5.06%
Glasgow +1 6 £413 +17.85%
Yorkshire - 6 £388 - 3
Wiltshire -2 5 £300 -
Swindon - 5 £300 -
Staines - 4 £381 -
North West +8 3 £350 +13.36% 3
Barnsley - 3 £400 -
Leeds - 3 £300 - 2
South Yorkshire - 3 £400 -
West Yorkshire - 3 £300 - 3
Manchester - 2 £350 - 3
Edinburgh +19 1 - -
Hampshire +14 1 £315 -8.36% 1
East of England +5 1 - - 1
South Wales +1 1 £400 +6.66%
Erskine -5 1 £380 -
Bridgend -6 1 £400 -11.11%
Wales -6 1 £400 +6.66%
Renfrewshire -8 1 £380 -

Unix Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 December 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.

1 235 (100.00%) Unix
2 185 (78.72%) Linux
3 97 (41.28%) Solaris
4 79 (33.62%) Red Hat
5 75 (31.91%) Perl
6 57 (24.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 54 (22.98%) Security Cleared
8 53 (22.55%) Oracle
9 49 (20.85%) HP
9 49 (20.85%) VMware
10 48 (20.43%) AIX
10 48 (20.43%) DevOps
11 47 (20.00%) Python
12 45 (19.15%) SC Cleared
13 44 (18.72%) Windows
14 43 (18.30%) Puppet
15 42 (17.87%) Finance
16 38 (16.17%) Banking
17 35 (14.89%) SAN
18 34 (14.47%) ITIL
18 34 (14.47%) VMware Infrastructure
19 33 (14.04%) Bash Shell
20 32 (13.62%) Java
20 32 (13.62%) Apache
21 31 (13.19%) TCP/IP
21 31 (13.19%) DNS
21 31 (13.19%) Shell Script
22 27 (11.49%) Agile Software Development
22 27 (11.49%) Opscode Chef
23 25 (10.64%) Continuous Integration

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 32 (13.62%) Apache
2 16 (6.81%) OpenStack
3 13 (5.53%) Confluence
4 11 (4.68%) WebLogic
5 7 (2.98%) JBoss
6 6 (2.55%) Tomcat
7 4 (1.70%) IIS
7 4 (1.70%) iPlanet
7 4 (1.70%) Oracle Application Server
7 4 (1.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (1.28%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.85%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.85%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.85%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.43%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.43%) ColdFusion
10 1 (0.43%) SAS
10 1 (0.43%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.43%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.43%) MS Office
1 1 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (0.43%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.85%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
1 2 (0.85%) Oracle BPM
1 2 (0.85%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.68%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.28%) PaaS
3 2 (0.85%) GitHub
3 2 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.85%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.43%) HP Helion
4 1 (0.43%) IaaS
4 1 (0.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (14.89%) SAN
2 31 (13.19%) DNS
2 31 (13.19%) TCP/IP
3 24 (10.21%) Firewall
4 21 (8.94%) LDAP
5 18 (7.66%) WAN
6 13 (5.53%) iSCSI
7 7 (2.98%) DHCP
7 7 (2.98%) LAN
7 7 (2.98%) SSH
8 6 (2.55%) Internet
8 6 (2.55%) NAS
8 6 (2.55%) Network Security
8 6 (2.55%) SSL
9 5 (2.13%) VPN
10 3 (1.28%) Kerberos
10 3 (1.28%) SMTP
10 3 (1.28%) SNMP
11 2 (0.85%) Ethernet
11 2 (0.85%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.11%) MySQL
2 6 (2.55%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (2.13%) Relational Database
3 5 (2.13%) SQL Server
4 3 (1.28%) DB2
4 3 (1.28%) DB2 UDB
4 3 (1.28%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.85%) Big Data
5 2 (0.85%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.43%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 17 (7.23%) Jenkins
2 16 (6.81%) Git (software)
3 14 (5.96%) JIRA
4 11 (4.68%) Subversion
5 9 (3.83%) Sonatype Nexus
5 9 (3.83%) TeamCity
6 8 (3.40%) ClearCase
6 8 (3.40%) SonarQube
6 8 (3.40%) Vagrant
7 6 (2.55%) StarTeam
8 3 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.85%) Ant
9 2 (0.85%) CppUnit
9 2 (0.85%) FishEye
9 2 (0.85%) Selenium
10 1 (0.43%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.43%) JUnit
10 1 (0.43%) Maven
10 1 (0.43%) NUnit
10 1 (0.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 42 (17.87%) Finance
2 38 (16.17%) Banking
3 6 (2.55%) Investment Banking
4 5 (2.13%) Financial Institution
5 4 (1.70%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.28%) Law
7 2 (0.85%) Legal
8 1 (0.43%) Advertising
8 1 (0.43%) Back Office
8 1 (0.43%) Front Office
8 1 (0.43%) Games
8 1 (0.43%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.43%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (9.36%) Middleware
2 8 (3.40%) LAMP
3 5 (2.13%) Regular Expression
4 4 (1.70%) J2EE
5 3 (1.28%) Software Packaging
6 2 (0.85%) AngularJS
6 2 (0.85%) REST
6 2 (0.85%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (0.85%) XML
7 1 (0.43%) 802.1X
7 1 (0.43%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (0.43%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 1 (0.43%) COM
7 1 (0.43%) HTML
7 1 (0.43%) JSON
7 1 (0.43%) LAPP Stack
7 1 (0.43%) RESTful
7 1 (0.43%) SOAP
7 1 (0.43%) Web Services
7 1 (0.43%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.81%) Data Centre
2 14 (5.96%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (5.53%) Clustering
4 9 (3.83%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.13%) VCE vBlock
6 4 (1.70%) HACMP
6 4 (1.70%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.70%) Mathematics
7 3 (1.28%) Algorithms
7 3 (1.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (1.28%) Freedom of Information
7 3 (1.28%) Freedom of Information Act
7 3 (1.28%) PKI
7 3 (1.28%) Virtual Team
8 2 (0.85%) CLARiiON
8 2 (0.85%) Oracle Exalogic
8 2 (0.85%) Tandem
9 1 (0.43%) Biology
9 1 (0.43%) Derivative
9 1 (0.43%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 235 (100.00%) Unix
2 185 (78.72%) Linux
3 97 (41.28%) Solaris
4 57 (24.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 48 (20.43%) AIX
6 44 (18.72%) Windows
7 24 (10.21%) HPUX
8 22 (9.36%) Windows Server
9 18 (7.66%) Oracle Linux
10 14 (5.96%) SUSE
11 9 (3.83%) CentOS
11 9 (3.83%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 4 (1.70%) Mac OS
12 4 (1.70%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.85%) Debian
14 1 (0.43%) Amazon Linux
14 1 (0.43%) FreeBSD
14 1 (0.43%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.43%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (20.43%) DevOps
2 34 (14.47%) ITIL
3 27 (11.49%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (10.64%) Continuous Integration
5 19 (8.09%) Configuration Management
6 16 (6.81%) Change Management
6 16 (6.81%) High Availability
7 15 (6.38%) Incident Management
7 15 (6.38%) Service Delivery
8 12 (5.11%) Unit Testing
8 12 (5.11%) Virtual Environments
9 11 (4.68%) Migration
9 11 (4.68%) Root Cause Analysis
9 11 (4.68%) Service Management
10 10 (4.26%) Low Latency
10 10 (4.26%) OO
10 10 (4.26%) Problem Management
10 10 (4.26%) Project Management
11 9 (3.83%) Performance Tuning
11 9 (3.83%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 75 (31.91%) Perl
2 47 (20.00%) Python
3 33 (14.04%) Bash Shell
4 32 (13.62%) Java
5 31 (13.19%) Shell Script
6 21 (8.94%) Korn
7 17 (7.23%) C-shell
8 16 (6.81%) SQL
9 12 (5.11%) Ruby
10 9 (3.83%) C
11 6 (2.55%) C#
11 6 (2.55%) Clojure
12 5 (2.13%) Bourne shell
12 5 (2.13%) VB
13 4 (1.70%) PHP
13 4 (1.70%) SystemTap
14 3 (1.28%) JavaScript
14 3 (1.28%) PowerShell
15 2 (0.85%) C++
16 1 (0.43%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 54 (22.98%) Security Cleared
2 45 (19.15%) SC Cleared
3 20 (8.51%) DV Cleared
4 12 (5.11%) BPSS Clearance
5 11 (4.68%) Degree
6 4 (1.70%) IBM AIX Certification
7 1 (0.43%) AAT
7 1 (0.43%) CCDP
7 1 (0.43%) CCIE
7 1 (0.43%) CCNP
7 1 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.43%) CISSP
7 1 (0.43%) CLAS
7 1 (0.43%) RHCE
7 1 (0.43%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.68%) SLA
2 8 (3.40%) ISO 9001
3 6 (2.55%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (1.28%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.43%) QA
System Software
1 34 (14.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (7.66%) Virtual Servers
3 15 (6.38%) vSphere
4 14 (5.96%) Active Directory
5 11 (4.68%) Samba
6 10 (4.26%) Docker
7 9 (3.83%) KVM
8 6 (2.55%) NFS
8 6 (2.55%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 5 (2.13%) PowerHA
9 5 (2.13%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 4 (1.70%) GPFS
10 4 (1.70%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (1.28%) DFS Replication
11 3 (1.28%) Hyper-V
12 2 (0.85%) iptables
12 2 (0.85%) Sendmail
12 2 (0.85%) Squid
12 2 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
13 1 (0.43%) Dovecot
Systems Management
1 43 (18.30%) Puppet
2 27 (11.49%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (6.81%) Ansible
4 14 (5.96%) HP Data Protector
5 7 (2.98%) Oracle ZFS
6 4 (1.70%) NetBackup
6 4 (1.70%) Tivoli
6 4 (1.70%) yum
7 3 (1.28%) Microsoft Clustering
7 3 (1.28%) Nagios
8 2 (0.85%) HP SiteScope
8 2 (0.85%) ITRS Geneos
8 2 (0.85%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (0.43%) Ambari
9 1 (0.43%) CA Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.43%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.43%) Nessus
9 1 (0.43%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 1 (0.43%) Tivoli Monitoring
9 1 (0.43%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 79 (33.62%) Red Hat
2 53 (22.55%) Oracle
3 49 (20.85%) HP
3 49 (20.85%) VMware
4 25 (10.64%) Atlassian
5 19 (8.09%) IBM
5 19 (8.09%) Microsoft
6 17 (7.23%) Sun
7 16 (6.81%) Cisco
8 15 (6.38%) Veritas
9 12 (5.11%) NetApp
10 11 (4.68%) ServiceNow
11 10 (4.26%) Splunk
12 6 (2.55%) Citrix
13 5 (2.13%) Symantec
14 4 (1.70%) Bloomberg
14 4 (1.70%) CA
14 4 (1.70%) EMC
14 4 (1.70%) Juniper
14 4 (1.70%) Reuters
Central London / West End
Complete Tech Limited
Rate: Up to £66,500 per annum + Outstanding Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 6 days ago