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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unix Engineer
UK
Rank 476 507 508
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Engineer 121 115 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.23% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.24% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 83 70
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £290 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 3
Median hourly rate £47.00 £34.31 £31.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.97% +10.15%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £34.31 £31.15
% change year-on-year
- +10.15%

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
42412 48118 48163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.73% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 27609 30636 30303
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 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1503 1747 1909
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £10.61 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017. 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 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 +35 109 £425 +6.25% 22
London +54 77 £475 - 9
City of London +7 13 £650 +40.54% 3
Scotland +31 11 £413 +17.85% 1
South East -29 8 £346 -14.50% 6
South West +15 7 £300 -25.00% 2
Glasgow +6 7 £413 +17.85%
New Malden - 7 - -
Wiltshire - 7 £300 - 1
North West +28 5 £375 +21.45% 3
West Yorkshire +16 5 £300 -6.25% 1
Yorkshire +12 5 £300 -6.25% 1
North East -13 5 £330 +11.86%
Tyne and Wear -16 5 £330 +11.86%
Newcastle upon Tyne -19 5 £330 +11.86%
Swindon - 5 £300 -
Surrey +3 4 £375 -16.66% 2
Edinburgh - 4 £400 -
Leeds +15 3 £300 -6.25%
Kent 0 3 £315 -30.00% 3
Canary Wharf - 3 £650 -
Cheshire +24 2 £425 - 1
Manchester - 2 £350 - 2
Berkshire +8 1 £318 -25.29% 1
Tunbridge Wells -4 1 £313 -21.87%
Wales -4 1 £500 +21.21%
West Midlands -7 1 £300 - 1
Swansea - 1 £500 -
Macclesfield - 1 - -
West Wales - 1 £500 -

Unix Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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.

1 228 (100.00%) Unix
2 176 (77.19%) Linux
3 92 (40.35%) Red Hat
4 86 (37.72%) Solaris
5 74 (32.46%) Perl
6 64 (28.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 61 (26.75%) VMware
7 61 (26.75%) Python
8 58 (25.44%) Puppet
9 54 (23.68%) Finance
10 44 (19.30%) Shell Script
11 42 (18.42%) AIX
12 41 (17.98%) Windows
12 41 (17.98%) DevOps
13 40 (17.54%) Security Cleared
14 39 (17.11%) VMware Infrastructure
14 39 (17.11%) Bash Shell
14 39 (17.11%) Banking
15 38 (16.67%) Oracle
16 35 (15.35%) Agile Software Development
17 33 (14.47%) Opscode Chef
18 32 (14.04%) SC Cleared
18 32 (14.04%) HP
19 31 (13.60%) Configuration Management
20 29 (12.72%) DNS
20 29 (12.72%) Continuous Integration
20 29 (12.72%) Ansible
21 28 (12.28%) TCP/IP
22 27 (11.84%) Firewall
23 26 (11.40%) SQL

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 15 (6.58%) Apache
2 12 (5.26%) OpenStack
3 9 (3.95%) WebLogic
4 8 (3.51%) Confluence
5 7 (3.07%) WebSphere
6 6 (2.63%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (2.63%) JBoss
6 6 (2.63%) Tomcat
6 6 (2.63%) WebSphere Application Server
7 4 (1.75%) IIS
7 4 (1.75%) iPlanet
7 4 (1.75%) Oracle Application Server
8 3 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (1.32%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.88%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.44%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.44%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (0.88%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.44%) MS Office
2 1 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.88%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
1 2 (0.88%) Oracle BPM
1 2 (0.88%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 18 (7.89%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (3.07%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (1.32%) IaaS
3 3 (1.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.32%) PaaS
3 3 (1.32%) Slack
4 2 (0.88%) GitHub
5 1 (0.44%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.44%) HP Helion
5 1 (0.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (12.72%) DNS
2 28 (12.28%) TCP/IP
3 27 (11.84%) Firewall
4 25 (10.96%) SAN
5 19 (8.33%) LDAP
6 10 (4.39%) SSL
7 9 (3.95%) SNMP
8 8 (3.51%) DHCP
9 7 (3.07%) SSH
10 6 (2.63%) Internet
10 6 (2.63%) Multicast
10 6 (2.63%) Network Security
11 5 (2.19%) iSCSI
11 5 (2.19%) NAS
12 4 (1.75%) WAN
13 3 (1.32%) Ethernet
13 3 (1.32%) HTTP
14 2 (0.88%) FTP
14 2 (0.88%) LAN
14 2 (0.88%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (5.70%) PostgreSQL
2 10 (4.39%) MySQL
3 7 (3.07%) Oracle Database
3 7 (3.07%) SQL Server
4 6 (2.63%) Relational Database
5 5 (2.19%) DB2
6 3 (1.32%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.32%) Redis
7 2 (0.88%) Big Data
7 2 (0.88%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.44%) DB2 UDB
8 1 (0.44%) Oracle Exadata
8 1 (0.44%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 17 (7.46%) Jenkins
2 14 (6.14%) Git (software)
3 13 (5.70%) Subversion
4 11 (4.82%) JIRA
5 9 (3.95%) Sonatype Nexus
5 9 (3.95%) Vagrant
6 6 (2.63%) Selenium
7 5 (2.19%) SonarQube
7 5 (2.19%) TeamCity
8 4 (1.75%) ClearCase
9 3 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.88%) CppUnit
10 2 (0.88%) JUnit
10 2 (0.88%) StarTeam
11 1 (0.44%) Ant
11 1 (0.44%) Eclipse
11 1 (0.44%) Introscope
11 1 (0.44%) MSI
11 1 (0.44%) NUnit
11 1 (0.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 54 (23.68%) Finance
2 39 (17.11%) Banking
3 7 (3.07%) Retail
4 4 (1.75%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.32%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.88%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.88%) Legal
7 1 (0.44%) Advertising
7 1 (0.44%) Electronics
7 1 (0.44%) Games
7 1 (0.44%) Law
7 1 (0.44%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (7.46%) Middleware
2 6 (2.63%) ELK Stack
3 5 (2.19%) Regular Expression
4 4 (1.75%) J2EE
5 3 (1.32%) LAMP
5 3 (1.32%) Software Packaging
6 2 (0.88%) Flash
6 2 (0.88%) REST
6 2 (0.88%) Web Services
6 2 (0.88%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (0.88%) XML
7 1 (0.44%) 802.1X
7 1 (0.44%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (0.44%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.44%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 1 (0.44%) COM
7 1 (0.44%) JSON
7 1 (0.44%) RESTful
7 1 (0.44%) SOAP
7 1 (0.44%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 18 (7.89%) Data Centre
2 14 (6.14%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (5.26%) Clustering
4 8 (3.51%) Management Information System
5 7 (3.07%) Computer Science
6 5 (2.19%) Algorithms
6 5 (2.19%) VCE vBlock
7 4 (1.75%) HACMP
7 4 (1.75%) Mathematics
8 3 (1.32%) PKI
8 3 (1.32%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.88%) CLARiiON
9 2 (0.88%) Freedom of Information
9 2 (0.88%) Freedom of Information Act
9 2 (0.88%) Market Risk
9 2 (0.88%) NHS
9 2 (0.88%) Oracle Exalogic
9 2 (0.88%) RIA
9 2 (0.88%) Tandem
10 1 (0.44%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 228 (100.00%) Unix
2 176 (77.19%) Linux
3 86 (37.72%) Solaris
4 64 (28.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 42 (18.42%) AIX
6 41 (17.98%) Windows
7 20 (8.77%) Windows Server
8 18 (7.89%) SUSE
9 12 (5.26%) CentOS
9 12 (5.26%) Oracle Linux
9 12 (5.26%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 8 (3.51%) FreeBSD
10 8 (3.51%) HPUX
11 4 (1.75%) Mac OS
11 4 (1.75%) Ubuntu
12 3 (1.32%) SmartOS
12 3 (1.32%) Windows 7
12 3 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (0.88%) Debian
14 1 (0.44%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (17.98%) DevOps
2 35 (15.35%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (13.60%) Configuration Management
4 29 (12.72%) Continuous Integration
5 24 (10.53%) ITIL
6 16 (7.02%) High Availability
6 16 (7.02%) Open Source
7 15 (6.58%) Migration
8 13 (5.70%) Change Management
9 10 (4.39%) Service Delivery
10 9 (3.95%) Load Balancing
10 9 (3.95%) OO
10 9 (3.95%) Performance Tuning
10 9 (3.95%) Project Management
10 9 (3.95%) Service Management
11 8 (3.51%) ITSM
11 8 (3.51%) Low Latency
12 7 (3.07%) ITIL V3
12 7 (3.07%) SDLC
12 7 (3.07%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 74 (32.46%) Perl
2 61 (26.75%) Python
3 44 (19.30%) Shell Script
4 39 (17.11%) Bash Shell
5 26 (11.40%) SQL
6 24 (10.53%) Java
7 16 (7.02%) Ruby
8 14 (6.14%) Korn
9 9 (3.95%) C
10 7 (3.07%) C-shell
10 7 (3.07%) tcsh
11 6 (2.63%) C++
12 5 (2.19%) Bourne shell
12 5 (2.19%) C#
12 5 (2.19%) Clojure
12 5 (2.19%) PHP
12 5 (2.19%) PowerShell
12 5 (2.19%) VB
13 4 (1.75%) SystemTap
14 3 (1.32%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 40 (17.54%) Security Cleared
2 32 (14.04%) SC Cleared
3 11 (4.82%) DV Cleared
4 10 (4.39%) Degree
5 6 (2.63%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (1.75%) IBM AIX Certification
7 1 (0.44%) CCDP
7 1 (0.44%) CCIE
7 1 (0.44%) CCNP
7 1 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.44%) CISSP
7 1 (0.44%) CLAS
7 1 (0.44%) RHCE
7 1 (0.44%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.63%) Data Quality
1 6 (2.63%) SLA
2 4 (1.75%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.32%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.32%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.88%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.44%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.44%) EMIR
5 1 (0.44%) MiFID
5 1 (0.44%) QA
System Software
1 39 (17.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (8.33%) Active Directory
3 18 (7.89%) vSphere
4 11 (4.82%) Virtual Machines
5 10 (4.39%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 9 (3.95%) Docker
6 9 (3.95%) KVM
6 9 (3.95%) Samba
7 6 (2.63%) NFS
7 6 (2.63%) Snort
7 6 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (2.19%) GPFS
8 5 (2.19%) PowerHA
8 5 (2.19%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 4 (1.75%) VirtualBox
10 3 (1.32%) DFS Replication
10 3 (1.32%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (1.32%) VMware ESX
11 2 (0.88%) Hyper-V
11 2 (0.88%) Squid
Systems Management
1 58 (25.44%) Puppet
2 33 (14.47%) Opscode Chef
3 29 (12.72%) Ansible
4 16 (7.02%) Nagios
5 12 (5.26%) Oracle ZFS
6 10 (4.39%) Red Hat Satellite
7 7 (3.07%) Zenoss
8 6 (2.63%) Kibana
8 6 (2.63%) logstash
8 6 (2.63%) SmokePing
9 5 (2.19%) Tivoli
9 5 (2.19%) yum
10 4 (1.75%) BladeLogic
10 4 (1.75%) HP Data Protector
11 3 (1.32%) Microsoft Clustering
11 3 (1.32%) NetBackup
11 3 (1.32%) OpenNMS
11 3 (1.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 2 (0.88%) CA Single Sign-On
12 2 (0.88%) vRealize
Vendors
1 92 (40.35%) Red Hat
2 61 (26.75%) VMware
3 38 (16.67%) Oracle
4 32 (14.04%) HP
5 24 (10.53%) IBM
6 22 (9.65%) Atlassian
7 21 (9.21%) Veritas
8 19 (8.33%) Cisco
9 18 (7.89%) Sun
10 11 (4.82%) Microsoft
10 11 (4.82%) NetApp
10 11 (4.82%) Splunk
11 6 (2.63%) Citrix
11 6 (2.63%) SolarWinds
12 4 (1.75%) Bloomberg
12 4 (1.75%) Google
12 4 (1.75%) Juniper
12 4 (1.75%) Reuters
12 4 (1.75%) Symantec
12 4 (1.75%) TOWER Software
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