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 6 March 2015 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX Engineer
Rank 553 508 484
Rank change year-on-year
-45 -24
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Engineer 29 51 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.057% 0.10% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.062% 0.11% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 31 36
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£375 £387 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.10% -3.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £260 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £419 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £295 £400
% change year-on-year
+18.64% -26.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.50

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
47113 45619 41438
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.43% 92.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 28736 27090 23781
Average daily rate £400 £400 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1785 1896 2209
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.35% -2.85%

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 6 March 2015.

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 6 March 2015. 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 -51 24 £375 -3.47% 10
London -21 10 £550 +37.41% 4
South East -6 7 £350 +16.66% 1
Hampshire -4 6 £350 +17.64%
City of London +9 3 £525 +28.51% 1
Scotland -6 3 £450 -
South West -7 3 £388 - 1
Wiltshire - 2 £381 - 1
Glasgow 0 1 £450 -
Gloucestershire -13 1 £400 -
Filton - 1 £400 -
East of England - - - - 1
Guildford - - - -
Leeds - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 2
Bristol - - - -
Chippenham - - - - 1
Crawley - - - -
Exeter - - - -
Fareham - - - -
Gatwick - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Kent - - - - 1
North Yorkshire - - - - 1
Somerset - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Rotherham - - - -

UNIX Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 79 (100.00%) UNIX
2 69 (87.34%) Linux
3 44 (55.70%) Red Hat
4 39 (49.37%) Solaris
5 33 (41.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 26 (32.91%) SAN
6 26 (32.91%) Perl
7 25 (31.65%) AIX
8 18 (22.78%) Oracle
8 18 (22.78%) DNS
9 16 (20.25%) Veritas
9 16 (20.25%) VMware
9 16 (20.25%) Puppet
10 15 (18.99%) Sun
10 15 (18.99%) EMC
10 15 (18.99%) ITIL
11 14 (17.72%) Finance
11 14 (17.72%) Configuration Management
11 14 (17.72%) Bash Shell
11 14 (17.72%) Ruby
12 13 (16.46%) Clustering
12 13 (16.46%) Python
13 12 (15.19%) Windows
13 12 (15.19%) HP
13 12 (15.19%) TCP/IP
13 12 (15.19%) Firewall
13 12 (15.19%) Security Cleared
13 12 (15.19%) VMware Infrastructure
14 11 (13.92%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 11 (13.92%) Samba

UNIX Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 10 (12.66%) Apache
2 6 (7.59%) Tomcat
3 3 (3.80%) WebLogic
3 3 (3.80%) Oracle Application Server
4 2 (2.53%) JBoss
4 2 (2.53%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (2.53%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.27%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.27%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.27%) iPlanet
5 1 (1.27%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (1.27%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (1.27%) IIS
5 1 (1.27%) MQSeries
5 1 (1.27%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.27%) GlassFish
5 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.27%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (1.27%) MS Project
1 1 (1.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.53%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.27%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.53%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (32.91%) SAN
2 18 (22.78%) DNS
3 12 (15.19%) Firewall
3 12 (15.19%) TCP/IP
4 7 (8.86%) DHCP
5 6 (7.59%) WAN
6 5 (6.33%) LDAP
7 4 (5.06%) LAN
7 4 (5.06%) SMTP
7 4 (5.06%) VPN
7 4 (5.06%) NAS
8 3 (3.80%) Internet
8 3 (3.80%) SSH
9 2 (2.53%) HTTPS
9 2 (2.53%) HTTP
9 2 (2.53%) OSPF
9 2 (2.53%) BGP
9 2 (2.53%) iSCSI
10 1 (1.27%) FCoE
10 1 (1.27%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.59%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.53%) InfluxDB
2 2 (2.53%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.53%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (2.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.27%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (1.27%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.27%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 2 (2.53%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.27%) Oracle Forms
General
1 14 (17.72%) Finance
2 11 (13.92%) Banking
3 3 (3.80%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.53%) Retail
4 2 (2.53%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.27%) Front Office
5 1 (1.27%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.27%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.39%) Middleware
2 3 (3.80%) Web Services
2 3 (3.80%) Flash
3 2 (2.53%) .NET
4 1 (1.27%) J2EE
4 1 (1.27%) CSS
4 1 (1.27%) SOAP
4 1 (1.27%) XML
4 1 (1.27%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 13 (16.46%) Clustering
2 10 (12.66%) Open Source
3 4 (5.06%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.06%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.53%) Thin Client
4 2 (2.53%) HACMP
4 2 (2.53%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.53%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.27%) LPAR
5 1 (1.27%) Symmetrix DMX
5 1 (1.27%) Wiki
5 1 (1.27%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.27%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (1.27%) Replication
5 1 (1.27%) Grid Computing
5 1 (1.27%) PKI
5 1 (1.27%) Derivative
5 1 (1.27%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 79 (100.00%) UNIX
2 69 (87.34%) Linux
3 39 (49.37%) Solaris
4 33 (41.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 25 (31.65%) AIX
6 12 (15.19%) Windows
7 8 (10.13%) HPUX
7 8 (10.13%) SUSE
8 6 (7.59%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 4 (5.06%) Oracle Linux
10 2 (2.53%) VMS
10 2 (2.53%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (1.27%) Windows 7
11 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (1.27%) Fedora
11 1 (1.27%) Ubuntu
11 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (18.99%) ITIL
2 14 (17.72%) Configuration Management
3 10 (12.66%) Service Management
3 10 (12.66%) Service Delivery
4 8 (10.13%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (10.13%) Migration
5 7 (8.86%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (8.86%) DevOps
6 6 (7.59%) Load Balancing
7 5 (6.33%) ITSM
7 5 (6.33%) Algorithmic Trading
7 5 (6.33%) Low Latency
8 4 (5.06%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (5.06%) Change Management
9 3 (3.80%) Performance Testing
9 3 (3.80%) Unit Testing
9 3 (3.80%) Use Case
9 3 (3.80%) Lean Six Sigma
9 3 (3.80%) SIEM
9 3 (3.80%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 26 (32.91%) Perl
2 14 (17.72%) Ruby
2 14 (17.72%) Bash Shell
3 13 (16.46%) Python
4 7 (8.86%) SQL
5 6 (7.59%) Korn
6 4 (5.06%) Shell Script
6 4 (5.06%) C
7 3 (3.80%) Java
8 2 (2.53%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.53%) C-shell
9 1 (1.27%) Bourne shell
9 1 (1.27%) C++
9 1 (1.27%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (15.19%) Security Cleared
2 9 (11.39%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.53%) VCP4
3 2 (2.53%) RHCE
3 2 (2.53%) IBM AIX Certification
3 2 (2.53%) Degree
4 1 (1.27%) SCSA
4 1 (1.27%) Sun Certification
4 1 (1.27%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.53%) QA
System Software
1 12 (15.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (13.92%) Samba
2 11 (13.92%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 6 (7.59%) Active Directory
4 4 (5.06%) NFS
4 4 (5.06%) KVM
5 3 (3.80%) RHEV
5 3 (3.80%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (3.80%) Postfix
6 2 (2.53%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 2 (2.53%) VMware ESX
6 2 (2.53%) GPFS
6 2 (2.53%) vSphere
7 1 (1.27%) vCloud
7 1 (1.27%) Squid
7 1 (1.27%) Veritas File System
7 1 (1.27%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 16 (20.25%) Puppet
2 9 (11.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 8 (10.13%) NetBackup
3 8 (10.13%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (7.59%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 4 (5.06%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 3 (3.80%) EMC NetWorker
6 3 (3.80%) Backup Exec
6 3 (3.80%) Nagios
6 3 (3.80%) Ansible
7 2 (2.53%) logstash
7 2 (2.53%) yum
7 2 (2.53%) Vagrant
7 2 (2.53%) Kibana
8 1 (1.27%) Salt
8 1 (1.27%) YaST
8 1 (1.27%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (1.27%) OpenView
8 1 (1.27%) Legato
8 1 (1.27%) WSUS
Vendors
1 44 (55.70%) Red Hat
2 18 (22.78%) Oracle
3 16 (20.25%) Veritas
3 16 (20.25%) VMware
4 15 (18.99%) EMC
4 15 (18.99%) Sun
5 12 (15.19%) HP
6 9 (11.39%) IBM
7 4 (5.06%) NetApp
7 4 (5.06%) Symantec
8 3 (3.80%) Splunk
8 3 (3.80%) Cisco
9 2 (2.53%) Citrix
9 2 (2.53%) BMC
9 2 (2.53%) Microsoft
9 2 (2.53%) Vignette
9 2 (2.53%) Remedy
9 2 (2.53%) Open Text
10 1 (1.27%) SaltStack
10 1 (1.27%) Altiris
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