The table below looks at the statistics for the UNIX Engineer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX Engineer
Rank 540 490 528
Rank change year-on-year
-50 +38
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Engineer 66 89 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.17% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.18% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 65 31
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£375 £385 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £267 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £517 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 £265
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +13.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £25.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £25.75

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
52093 48868 53723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.10% 92.73% 92.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 31576 29013 30174
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2015 2118 2639
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

UNIX Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

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 29 August 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing UNIX Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 29 August 2014. 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
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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
England -41 63 £375 -2.59% 16
London -10 20 £450 +11.80% 5
South East -14 17 £335 -22.09% 2
Surrey - 12 £328 -
Yorkshire +12 11 £430 +56.36% 2
East Midlands +7 7 £430 +32.30%
West Yorkshire - 7 £430 - 1
Leeds - 7 £430 - 1
City of London +10 5 £450 +11.11% 3
Cheshire 0 4 £430 +41.44% 1
North West -18 4 £430 +62.26% 1
North East - 4 £350 -
Tyne and Wear - 4 £350 -
Nottinghamshire - 4 £430 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 £350 -
Nottingham - 4 £430 -
Scotland -14 3 £393 +22.75%
Buckinghamshire -3 2 - -
Hampshire -14 2 £435 +58.18% 1
East of England -29 2 - - 1
York - 2 £335 - 1
North Yorkshire - 2 £335 - 1
Milton Keynes - 2 - -
Berkshire +5 1 - - 1
Edinburgh -10 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 £450 -
Knutsford - - - -
Bath - - - - 3
Bedford - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1

UNIX Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 118 (100.00%) UNIX
2 73 (61.86%) Linux
3 68 (57.63%) Solaris
4 61 (51.69%) Red Hat
5 60 (50.85%) Oracle
6 46 (38.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 38 (32.20%) SAN
8 25 (21.19%) Perl
8 25 (21.19%) DNS
9 24 (20.34%) WebLogic
10 23 (19.49%) SC Cleared
10 23 (19.49%) Security Cleared
11 22 (18.64%) AIX
11 22 (18.64%) Configuration Management
11 22 (18.64%) VMware
12 21 (17.80%) Middleware
13 20 (16.95%) Windows
13 20 (16.95%) SQL
14 18 (15.25%) VMware Infrastructure
14 18 (15.25%) Finance
14 18 (15.25%) Firewall
15 16 (13.56%) Banking
15 16 (13.56%) IBM
16 15 (12.71%) DHCP
17 14 (11.86%) GlassFish
17 14 (11.86%) Oracle Database
17 14 (11.86%) LAN
17 14 (11.86%) WAN
17 14 (11.86%) Disaster Recovery
17 14 (11.86%) NetApp

UNIX Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 24 (20.34%) WebLogic
2 14 (11.86%) GlassFish
3 12 (10.17%) Apache
3 12 (10.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 9 (7.63%) WebSphere
5 5 (4.24%) Oracle Application Server
5 5 (4.24%) ATG Dynamo
6 2 (1.69%) FileNet
6 2 (1.69%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.85%) TIBCO EMS
7 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.85%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.85%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.85%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.85%) iPlanet
7 1 (0.85%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 38 (32.20%) SAN
2 25 (21.19%) DNS
3 18 (15.25%) Firewall
4 15 (12.71%) DHCP
5 14 (11.86%) LAN
5 14 (11.86%) WAN
6 13 (11.02%) VPN
7 12 (10.17%) LDAP
7 12 (10.17%) NAS
8 9 (7.63%) TCP/IP
9 5 (4.24%) SSL
10 4 (3.39%) Kerberos
10 4 (3.39%) OpenLDAP
11 3 (2.54%) SSH
11 3 (2.54%) HTTPS
12 2 (1.69%) Internet
12 2 (1.69%) HTTP
12 2 (1.69%) SMTP
12 2 (1.69%) Intrusion Detection
12 2 (1.69%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (11.86%) Oracle Database
2 9 (7.63%) SQL Server
3 8 (6.78%) Oracle Database 11g
4 6 (5.08%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.85%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.85%) Big Data
5 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.85%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.85%) Oracle9i Database
5 1 (0.85%) MySQL
5 1 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (2.54%) GCC
2 2 (1.69%) JIRA
3 1 (0.85%) Maven
3 1 (0.85%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.85%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.85%) Oracle Forms
General
1 18 (15.25%) Finance
2 16 (13.56%) Banking
3 6 (5.08%) Investment Banking
4 4 (3.39%) Retail
5 3 (2.54%) International Banking
5 3 (2.54%) Front Office
6 2 (1.69%) Back Office
7 1 (0.85%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.85%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.85%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.85%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (17.80%) Middleware
2 6 (5.08%) Web Services
3 3 (2.54%) WebSockets
4 2 (1.69%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (1.69%) CSS
5 1 (0.85%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.85%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (0.85%) MCollective
5 1 (0.85%) .NET
5 1 (0.85%) J2EE
5 1 (0.85%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.17%) Open Source
2 6 (5.08%) Thin Client
2 6 (5.08%) Fat Client
2 6 (5.08%) Computer Science
3 5 (4.24%) HACMP
3 5 (4.24%) Mainframe
3 5 (4.24%) Replication
4 4 (3.39%) Clustering
5 3 (2.54%) PKI
6 2 (1.69%) EPoS
6 2 (1.69%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.69%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.85%) Wiki
7 1 (0.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 118 (100.00%) UNIX
2 73 (61.86%) Linux
3 68 (57.63%) Solaris
4 46 (38.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 22 (18.64%) AIX
6 20 (16.95%) Windows
7 7 (5.93%) HPUX
8 5 (4.24%) CentOS
9 4 (3.39%) Windows XP
10 3 (2.54%) VMS
10 3 (2.54%) SUSE
11 1 (0.85%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (18.64%) Configuration Management
2 14 (11.86%) Disaster Recovery
3 12 (10.17%) SOA
3 12 (10.17%) Service Management
3 12 (10.17%) Load Balancing
4 9 (7.63%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 9 (7.63%) ITIL
5 8 (6.78%) E-Commerce
5 8 (6.78%) Release Management
6 7 (5.93%) Performance Analysis
6 7 (5.93%) Root Cause Analysis
6 7 (5.93%) Migration
7 6 (5.08%) Kernel Tuning
7 6 (5.08%) Performance Testing
8 5 (4.24%) Change Data Capture
8 5 (4.24%) DevOps
8 5 (4.24%) Capacity Management
9 4 (3.39%) Six Sigma
9 4 (3.39%) Lean Six Sigma
10 3 (2.54%) Electronic Trading
Programming Languages
1 25 (21.19%) Perl
2 20 (16.95%) SQL
3 13 (11.02%) Shell Script
4 12 (10.17%) Bash Shell
5 8 (6.78%) Java
5 8 (6.78%) Python
5 8 (6.78%) Korn
6 6 (5.08%) Bourne shell
7 5 (4.24%) PL/SQL
8 4 (3.39%) C
8 4 (3.39%) Ruby
9 2 (1.69%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.85%) Jython
10 1 (0.85%) C-shell
10 1 (0.85%) C++
10 1 (0.85%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.85%) VBScript
10 1 (0.85%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 23 (19.49%) SC Cleared
1 23 (19.49%) Security Cleared
2 8 (6.78%) Degree
3 5 (4.24%) IBM AIX Certification
4 1 (0.85%) CCNA
4 1 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.85%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.78%) SLA
2 2 (1.69%) QA
System Software
1 18 (15.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (10.17%) Oracle RAC
3 9 (7.63%) Active Directory
4 8 (6.78%) RHEV
5 7 (5.93%) NFS
5 7 (5.93%) VMware ESX
6 6 (5.08%) Samba
7 5 (4.24%) KVM
7 5 (4.24%) GPFS
8 4 (3.39%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 2 (1.69%) Sendmail
9 2 (1.69%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 1 (0.85%) Squid
Systems Management
1 9 (7.63%) Puppet
2 8 (6.78%) NetBackup
3 6 (5.08%) YUM
4 2 (1.69%) Control-M
4 2 (1.69%) Nagios
4 2 (1.69%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.85%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.85%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.85%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.85%) CFEngine
5 1 (0.85%) Legato
5 1 (0.85%) CA SiteMinder
5 1 (0.85%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 61 (51.69%) Red Hat
2 60 (50.85%) Oracle
3 22 (18.64%) VMware
4 16 (13.56%) IBM
5 14 (11.86%) NetApp
6 13 (11.02%) HP
6 13 (11.02%) JBoss
7 12 (10.17%) Veritas
8 8 (6.78%) Citrix
8 8 (6.78%) Sun
9 6 (5.08%) EMC
10 5 (4.24%) Brocade
10 5 (4.24%) ATG
11 3 (2.54%) Sybase
11 3 (2.54%) Symantec
12 2 (1.69%) TIBCO
12 2 (1.69%) BMC
12 2 (1.69%) Hitachi
12 2 (1.69%) Informatica
12 2 (1.69%) Business Objects
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