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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX Engineer
Rank 551 519 522
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +3
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Engineer 66 71 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.13% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.15% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 54 42
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£430 £387 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.03% +0.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £272 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £430 £275 £270
% change year-on-year
+56.36% +1.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
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
51806 48814 53474
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.56% 92.66% 93.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 31840 29382 29897
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £568
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2020 2076 2649
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 -24 63 £430 +10.96% 19
South East -4 20 £340 -7.79% 1
London -14 17 £450 +12.50% 3
Yorkshire +12 15 £430 +56.36% 6
Surrey - 14 £328 -
Leeds +9 10 £430 -
West Yorkshire +3 10 £430 -
East Midlands +11 8 £430 +32.30%
North West -12 6 £435 +68.93% 1
Cheshire +8 5 £430 +41.44% 1
Nottinghamshire - 5 £430 -
Nottingham - 5 £430 -
City of London +17 4 £450 +11.80% 2
Hampshire -8 3 £440 +60.00%
Buckinghamshire +6 2 - -
Scotland -4 2 £450 +63.63%
North Yorkshire - 2 £335 - 6
York - 2 £335 - 4
Milton Keynes - 2 - -
Glasgow - 2 £450 -
Berkshire +11 1 - - 1
South Yorkshire +7 1 - -
East of England -24 1 - - 1
South West -31 1 £375 +36.36% 7
Tyne and Wear - 1 £350 -
North East - 1 £350 -
Wiltshire - 1 £375 - 3
Camberley - 1 £450 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £350 -
Maidenhead - - - -

UNIX Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 113 (100.00%) UNIX
2 74 (65.49%) Linux
3 62 (54.87%) Solaris
4 60 (53.10%) Red Hat
5 52 (46.02%) Oracle
6 47 (41.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 35 (30.97%) SAN
8 27 (23.89%) DNS
9 24 (21.24%) VMware
9 24 (21.24%) Security Cleared
10 23 (20.35%) SC Cleared
10 23 (20.35%) WebLogic
11 21 (18.58%) Perl
11 21 (18.58%) AIX
12 19 (16.81%) VMware Infrastructure
13 18 (15.93%) Configuration Management
14 16 (14.16%) Middleware
14 16 (14.16%) Apache
14 16 (14.16%) SQL
14 16 (14.16%) DHCP
15 15 (13.27%) Firewall
16 14 (12.39%) Banking
16 14 (12.39%) Windows
16 14 (12.39%) GlassFish
17 13 (11.50%) IBM
17 13 (11.50%) Shell Script
18 12 (10.62%) Finance
18 12 (10.62%) NetApp
18 12 (10.62%) JBoss
18 12 (10.62%) SOA

UNIX Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 23 (20.35%) WebLogic
2 16 (14.16%) Apache
3 14 (12.39%) GlassFish
4 12 (10.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 9 (7.96%) WebSphere
6 5 (4.42%) ATG Dynamo
7 4 (3.54%) Oracle Application Server
8 2 (1.77%) MS Exchange
8 2 (1.77%) FileNet
9 1 (0.88%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.88%) iPlanet
9 1 (0.88%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.88%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.88%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.88%) TIBCO EMS
9 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2010
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.77%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 35 (30.97%) SAN
2 27 (23.89%) DNS
3 16 (14.16%) DHCP
4 15 (13.27%) Firewall
5 12 (10.62%) NAS
6 10 (8.85%) WAN
6 10 (8.85%) TCP/IP
7 9 (7.96%) VPN
7 9 (7.96%) LAN
8 8 (7.08%) LDAP
9 5 (4.42%) SSL
10 4 (3.54%) OpenLDAP
10 4 (3.54%) Kerberos
11 3 (2.65%) SSH
11 3 (2.65%) Internet
11 3 (2.65%) SMTP
11 3 (2.65%) HTTP
11 3 (2.65%) HTTPS
12 2 (1.77%) IMAP
12 2 (1.77%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.73%) Oracle Database
2 7 (6.19%) SQL Server
3 6 (5.31%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (4.42%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.88%) MySQL
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.88%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (2.65%) GCC
2 1 (0.88%) Maven
2 1 (0.88%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.88%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.88%) JIRA
2 1 (0.88%) Jenkins
General
1 14 (12.39%) Banking
2 12 (10.62%) Finance
3 4 (3.54%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.65%) Retail
4 3 (2.65%) Front Office
4 3 (2.65%) International Banking
5 1 (0.88%) Automotive
5 1 (0.88%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.88%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.88%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (14.16%) Middleware
2 5 (4.42%) Web Services
3 3 (2.65%) WebSockets
4 2 (1.77%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.88%) Rendezvous
5 1 (0.88%) .NET
5 1 (0.88%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (0.88%) MCollective
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.96%) Open Source
2 7 (6.19%) Clustering
3 6 (5.31%) Replication
4 5 (4.42%) Mainframe
4 5 (4.42%) Thin Client
4 5 (4.42%) Fat Client
4 5 (4.42%) Computer Science
4 5 (4.42%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.65%) HACMP
5 3 (2.65%) PKI
6 2 (1.77%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (1.77%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.77%) EPoS
6 2 (1.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.88%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 113 (100.00%) UNIX
2 74 (65.49%) Linux
3 62 (54.87%) Solaris
4 47 (41.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 21 (18.58%) AIX
6 14 (12.39%) Windows
7 9 (7.96%) HPUX
8 5 (4.42%) CentOS
9 4 (3.54%) Windows XP
10 3 (2.65%) SUSE
10 3 (2.65%) VMS
11 1 (0.88%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (15.93%) Configuration Management
2 12 (10.62%) SOA
3 10 (8.85%) Load Balancing
3 10 (8.85%) Disaster Recovery
4 9 (7.96%) Service Management
5 8 (7.08%) E-Commerce
6 7 (6.19%) Migration
6 7 (6.19%) ITIL
6 7 (6.19%) Performance Analysis
6 7 (6.19%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (4.42%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 5 (4.42%) Performance Testing
7 5 (4.42%) DevOps
8 4 (3.54%) Capacity Management
8 4 (3.54%) Change Data Capture
9 3 (2.65%) Project Management
9 3 (2.65%) Electronic Trading
9 3 (2.65%) Release Management
10 2 (1.77%) Change Control
10 2 (1.77%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 21 (18.58%) Perl
2 16 (14.16%) SQL
3 13 (11.50%) Shell Script
4 12 (10.62%) Bash Shell
5 9 (7.96%) Python
5 9 (7.96%) Korn
6 7 (6.19%) Java
7 5 (4.42%) Ruby
8 4 (3.54%) C
8 4 (3.54%) PL/SQL
9 3 (2.65%) Bourne shell
10 2 (1.77%) C-shell
11 1 (0.88%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.88%) Jython
11 1 (0.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 24 (21.24%) Security Cleared
2 23 (20.35%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.42%) Degree
4 3 (2.65%) IBM AIX Certification
5 2 (1.77%) RHCE
6 1 (0.88%) CCNA
6 1 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.88%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.08%) SLA
2 3 (2.65%) QA
System Software
1 19 (16.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (7.96%) NFS
2 9 (7.96%) Active Directory
3 8 (7.08%) RHEV
3 8 (7.08%) Samba
4 7 (6.19%) Oracle RAC
5 6 (5.31%) VMware ESX
6 5 (4.42%) KVM
7 4 (3.54%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 3 (2.65%) Sendmail
8 3 (2.65%) GPFS
9 2 (1.77%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 2 (1.77%) Postfix
10 1 (0.88%) Squid
10 1 (0.88%) vCloud
10 1 (0.88%) Veritas File System
10 1 (0.88%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (4.42%) NetBackup
2 4 (3.54%) Puppet
3 3 (2.65%) Nagios
3 3 (2.65%) YUM
4 2 (1.77%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.88%) CA SiteMinder
5 1 (0.88%) Legato
5 1 (0.88%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.88%) Ansible
5 1 (0.88%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 60 (53.10%) Red Hat
2 52 (46.02%) Oracle
3 24 (21.24%) VMware
4 13 (11.50%) IBM
5 12 (10.62%) NetApp
5 12 (10.62%) JBoss
6 10 (8.85%) HP
7 9 (7.96%) Veritas
8 8 (7.08%) Sun
9 7 (6.19%) EMC
9 7 (6.19%) Citrix
10 5 (4.42%) ATG
11 2 (1.77%) Informatica
11 2 (1.77%) BMC
11 2 (1.77%) Cisco
11 2 (1.77%) Siebel
11 2 (1.77%) Business Objects
11 2 (1.77%) TIBCO
11 2 (1.77%) Symantec
12 1 (0.88%) Remedy
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