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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX Engineer
Rank 586 551 499
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -52
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Engineer 39 65 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.067% 0.12% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.072% 0.13% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 36 65
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£400 £375 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £320 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £517
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
54347 51343 48877
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.79% 92.32% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 34673 31061 29030
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2003 1976 2120
Average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 28 August 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 28 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 28 August 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 -38 36 £400 +6.66% 5
London +16 17 £420 -6.66% 2
South East -27 9 £400 +19.40% 2
Berkshire -1 4 £380 -
Yorkshire -36 4 £418 -2.79%
Reading - 4 £380 -
East of England +4 3 £350 -
Surrey -12 3 £400 +22.13%
Leatherhead - 3 £400 -
Glasgow +4 2 £350 -22.22%
City of London +1 2 - -
Essex -2 2 £350 -
Scotland -6 2 £350 -10.90%
York -6 2 £418 +24.77%
North Yorkshire -6 2 £418 +24.77%
West Yorkshire -27 2 - -
South West - 2 £300 - 1
Wiltshire - 2 £300 - 1
Swindon - 2 £300 - 1
Cambridgeshire -6 1 - -
Hampshire -9 1 £350 -19.54%
Nottinghamshire -12 1 £288 -33.13%
East Midlands -13 1 £288 -33.13%
Nottingham -13 1 £288 -33.13%
Docklands, London - 1 £613 -
Cambridge - 1 - -
Havant - 1 £350 -
Kent - 1 £550 -

UNIX Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 101 (100.00%) UNIX
2 78 (77.23%) Linux
3 70 (69.31%) Red Hat
4 50 (49.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 42 (41.58%) Solaris
6 37 (36.63%) Perl
6 37 (36.63%) Oracle
7 33 (32.67%) VMware
8 29 (28.71%) Finance
9 28 (27.72%) AIX
10 26 (25.74%) SAN
11 25 (24.75%) IBM
12 24 (23.76%) Apache
12 24 (23.76%) Veritas
13 23 (22.77%) Windows
13 23 (22.77%) Java
14 22 (21.78%) Python
14 22 (21.78%) Sun
14 22 (21.78%) HP
15 20 (19.80%) Tomcat
16 19 (18.81%) Configuration Management
17 18 (17.82%) ITIL
17 18 (17.82%) TCP/IP
17 18 (17.82%) Puppet
18 17 (16.83%) DNS
18 17 (16.83%) MySQL
19 16 (15.84%) LDAP
19 16 (15.84%) VMware Infrastructure
19 16 (15.84%) Jenkins
20 15 (14.85%) Continuous Integration

UNIX Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 24 (23.76%) Apache
2 20 (19.80%) Tomcat
3 12 (11.88%) JBoss
4 11 (10.89%) WebLogic
5 6 (5.94%) WebSphere
5 6 (5.94%) Node.js
6 4 (3.96%) OpenStack
6 4 (3.96%) MQSeries
7 3 (2.97%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (2.97%) iPlanet
7 3 (2.97%) WebLogic Portal
7 3 (2.97%) FileNet
7 3 (2.97%) Oracle Workflow
7 3 (2.97%) Oracle Application Server
7 3 (2.97%) nginx
8 2 (1.98%) GlassFish
8 2 (1.98%) Jetty
8 2 (1.98%) SharePoint
8 2 (1.98%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.99%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (4.95%) MS Office
1 5 (4.95%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.97%) MS Project
3 1 (0.99%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.99%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.97%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.99%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.92%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.99%) SaaS
3 1 (0.99%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (25.74%) SAN
2 18 (17.82%) TCP/IP
3 17 (16.83%) DNS
4 16 (15.84%) LDAP
5 14 (13.86%) Firewall
6 12 (11.88%) NAS
7 8 (7.92%) SSH
8 5 (4.95%) Intrusion Detection
8 5 (4.95%) Internet
8 5 (4.95%) SSL
8 5 (4.95%) HTTP
8 5 (4.95%) PuTTY
9 4 (3.96%) Network Security
9 4 (3.96%) VLAN
10 3 (2.97%) Kerberos
10 3 (2.97%) WAN
10 3 (2.97%) DHCP
10 3 (2.97%) iSCSI
10 3 (2.97%) FCoE
11 2 (1.98%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (16.83%) MySQL
2 9 (8.91%) Relational Database
3 6 (5.94%) Oracle Database
3 6 (5.94%) Informix
3 6 (5.94%) RDBMS
4 3 (2.97%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.98%) SQLite
5 2 (1.98%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.99%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.99%) DB2
6 1 (0.99%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 16 (15.84%) Jenkins
2 10 (9.90%) Git (software)
2 10 (9.90%) JIRA
3 7 (6.93%) Subversion
4 5 (4.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (3.96%) Maven
6 3 (2.97%) Ant
General
1 29 (28.71%) Finance
2 13 (12.87%) Banking
3 5 (4.95%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.98%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.98%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.99%) Front Office
5 1 (0.99%) Electronics
5 1 (0.99%) Legal
5 1 (0.99%) Games
5 1 (0.99%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.95%) J2EE
2 3 (2.97%) WebSphere MQ
2 3 (2.97%) Middleware
2 3 (2.97%) Software Packaging
3 2 (1.98%) Web Services
4 1 (0.99%) Servlets
4 1 (0.99%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (13.86%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (12.87%) Clustering
3 8 (7.92%) IBM XIV
4 6 (5.94%) Data Centre
4 6 (5.94%) Enterprise Storage
5 5 (4.95%) PKI
5 5 (4.95%) Management Information System
6 4 (3.96%) HACMP
7 3 (2.97%) DataPower
7 3 (2.97%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.98%) Grid Computing
8 2 (1.98%) Statistics
8 2 (1.98%) Wiki
9 1 (0.99%) Derivative
9 1 (0.99%) LPAR
9 1 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.99%) GIS
9 1 (0.99%) PMI
9 1 (0.99%) NHS
9 1 (0.99%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 101 (100.00%) UNIX
2 78 (77.23%) Linux
3 50 (49.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 42 (41.58%) Solaris
5 28 (27.72%) AIX
6 23 (22.77%) Windows
7 7 (6.93%) SUSE
8 6 (5.94%) HPUX
9 5 (4.95%) Ubuntu
10 3 (2.97%) Debian
10 3 (2.97%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 2 (1.98%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (1.98%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.99%) Tru64
12 1 (0.99%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.99%) VMS
12 1 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.99%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (18.81%) Configuration Management
2 18 (17.82%) ITIL
3 15 (14.85%) Continuous Integration
4 14 (13.86%) Load Balancing
5 9 (8.91%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (8.91%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (5.94%) Change Control
6 6 (5.94%) Build Automation
6 6 (5.94%) DevOps
6 6 (5.94%) Open Source
6 6 (5.94%) Change Management
6 6 (5.94%) Service Management
6 6 (5.94%) Workflow
7 5 (4.95%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (4.95%) Problem Management
8 4 (3.96%) Unit Testing
8 4 (3.96%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (3.96%) Continuous Delivery
8 4 (3.96%) Patch Management
9 3 (2.97%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 37 (36.63%) Perl
2 23 (22.77%) Java
3 22 (21.78%) Python
4 14 (13.86%) Bash Shell
5 13 (12.87%) Ruby
6 12 (11.88%) Shell Script
6 12 (11.88%) SQL
7 9 (8.91%) PHP
7 9 (8.91%) Korn
8 6 (5.94%) C-shell
8 6 (5.94%) C
9 4 (3.96%) C++
10 3 (2.97%) PowerShell
10 3 (2.97%) Bourne shell
11 1 (0.99%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (12.87%) Security Cleared
2 11 (10.89%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.97%) Degree
4 2 (1.98%) OCP
4 2 (1.98%) OCA
4 2 (1.98%) Oracle Certification
4 2 (1.98%) RHCSA
5 1 (0.99%) RHCE
5 1 (0.99%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (0.99%) VCDX
5 1 (0.99%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.97%) SLA
2 1 (0.99%) QA
System Software
1 16 (15.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (9.90%) vSphere
3 7 (6.93%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 7 (6.93%) KVM
3 7 (6.93%) PowerHA
4 6 (5.94%) Hyper-V
5 5 (4.95%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 4 (3.96%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (3.96%) NFS
6 4 (3.96%) Samba
6 4 (3.96%) VMware ESX
7 2 (1.98%) Active Directory
7 2 (1.98%) iptables
7 2 (1.98%) RHEV
8 1 (0.99%) GPFS
8 1 (0.99%) Oracle Clusterware
8 1 (0.99%) Corosync
8 1 (0.99%) Firmware
8 1 (0.99%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 1 (0.99%) Squid
Systems Management
1 18 (17.82%) Puppet
2 11 (10.89%) Nagios
2 11 (10.89%) NetBackup
2 11 (10.89%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (7.92%) Salt
3 8 (7.92%) BladeLogic
4 6 (5.94%) OpenView
4 6 (5.94%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 6 (5.94%) Cacti
4 6 (5.94%) SolarWinds Orion
4 6 (5.94%) Opsview
4 6 (5.94%) Graphite
4 6 (5.94%) Oracle ZFS
5 5 (4.95%) Ansible
6 3 (2.97%) Control-M
6 3 (2.97%) yum
7 2 (1.98%) Red Hat Satellite
7 2 (1.98%) HP Operations Orchestration
7 2 (1.98%) Ganglia
7 2 (1.98%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 70 (69.31%) Red Hat
2 37 (36.63%) Oracle
3 33 (32.67%) VMware
4 25 (24.75%) IBM
5 24 (23.76%) Veritas
6 22 (21.78%) Sun
6 22 (21.78%) HP
7 14 (13.86%) EMC
8 12 (11.88%) BMC
8 12 (11.88%) Cisco
9 6 (5.94%) Microsoft
9 6 (5.94%) NetApp
9 6 (5.94%) SolarWinds
10 4 (3.96%) F5
10 4 (3.96%) Dell
11 3 (2.97%) Siebel
11 3 (2.97%) Informatica
11 3 (2.97%) Axway
11 3 (2.97%) PlateSpin
12 2 (1.98%) Symantec
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