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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unix Engineer
UK
Rank 460 512 535
Rank change year-on-year
+52 +23
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Engineer 126 110 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.21% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.22% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 79 61
Median daily rate £435 £400 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.75% +2.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £280 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £475 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £353 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.38% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 2
Median hourly rate £47.00 £36.31 £35.58
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.43% +2.07%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £36.31 £35.58
% change year-on-year
- +2.07%

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
42200 49241 49534
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.70% 94.98% 94.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 27496 31679 30638
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1533 1662 1940
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.65%

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 19 February 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 19 February 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 +63 116 £435 +8.75% 10
London +83 87 £500 +5.26% 5
City of London +18 12 £650 +108.00% 3
Scotland +37 9 £388 -
South East -19 8 £316 -21.91% 1
New Malden - 7 - -
North West +35 6 £425 - 1
South West +11 6 £350 -6.66% 1
Wiltshire - 5 £350 -
Edinburgh +27 4 £400 -
Yorkshire +24 4 £400 +25.00% 1
Kent +1 4 £314 -33.94%
Glasgow - 4 £400 -
Canary Wharf - 4 £650 -
Cheshire +25 3 £388 -
West Yorkshire +14 3 - -
Surrey 0 3 £375 -16.66%
Tyne and Wear -15 3 £463 +63.71%
North East -17 3 £463 +63.71%
Newcastle upon Tyne -19 3 £463 +63.71%
Tunbridge Wells +10 2 £313 -21.87%
Swindon - 2 £350 -
Manchester - 2 £425 - 1
Berkshire +19 1 £318 -27.42% 1
Knutsford +12 1 £350 -
Bristol +11 1 £250 -27.53% 1
Leeds +9 1 - -
Wales +4 1 £500 +21.21%
West Midlands +3 1 £300 -25.46% 1
Birmingham -2 1 £300 -15.49% 1

Unix Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 February 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.

1 236 (100.00%) Unix
2 185 (78.39%) Linux
3 102 (43.22%) Red Hat
4 89 (37.71%) Solaris
5 74 (31.36%) Perl
6 71 (30.08%) Python
6 71 (30.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 62 (26.27%) Puppet
8 61 (25.85%) Finance
9 58 (24.58%) VMware
10 50 (21.19%) Shell Script
11 49 (20.76%) Bash Shell
12 47 (19.92%) Security Cleared
13 44 (18.64%) AIX
14 43 (18.22%) Banking
14 43 (18.22%) DevOps
15 42 (17.80%) Agile Software Development
15 42 (17.80%) Windows
16 40 (16.95%) Oracle
17 37 (15.68%) SC Cleared
18 36 (15.25%) Configuration Management
19 35 (14.83%) Ansible
20 34 (14.41%) VMware Infrastructure
21 32 (13.56%) Opscode Chef
22 29 (12.29%) Continuous Integration
22 29 (12.29%) HP
23 28 (11.86%) IBM
24 27 (11.44%) Java
24 27 (11.44%) TCP/IP
24 27 (11.44%) DNS

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 11 (4.66%) WebLogic
2 10 (4.24%) OpenStack
3 9 (3.81%) Apache
4 8 (3.39%) Confluence
4 8 (3.39%) WebSphere
5 7 (2.97%) JBoss
5 7 (2.97%) WebSphere Application Server
6 6 (2.54%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (2.12%) Tomcat
8 4 (1.69%) iPlanet
8 4 (1.69%) Oracle Application Server
9 3 (1.27%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (0.85%) IIS
11 1 (0.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.42%) IBM HTTP Server
11 1 (0.42%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.42%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (0.85%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.42%) MS Office
2 1 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.42%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.85%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
1 2 (0.85%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.42%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 27 (11.44%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (3.39%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (2.54%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.69%) Slack
5 3 (1.27%) GitHub
5 3 (1.27%) IaaS
5 3 (1.27%) PaaS
6 1 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.42%) HP Helion
6 1 (0.42%) SaaS
6 1 (0.42%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 27 (11.44%) DNS
1 27 (11.44%) TCP/IP
2 26 (11.02%) SAN
3 23 (9.75%) Firewall
4 18 (7.63%) LDAP
5 10 (4.24%) SSL
6 8 (3.39%) DHCP
7 7 (2.97%) SNMP
8 6 (2.54%) Multicast
8 6 (2.54%) NAS
8 6 (2.54%) Network Security
8 6 (2.54%) SSH
9 4 (1.69%) HTTPS
9 4 (1.69%) Internet
9 4 (1.69%) iSCSI
10 2 (0.85%) FTP
10 2 (0.85%) HTTP
10 2 (0.85%) OpenLDAP
10 2 (0.85%) WAN
11 1 (0.42%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.66%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (3.81%) Relational Database
3 8 (3.39%) MySQL
4 7 (2.97%) DB2
4 7 (2.97%) Oracle Database
5 4 (1.69%) MongoDB
5 4 (1.69%) Redis
6 3 (1.27%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (1.27%) SQL Server
7 1 (0.42%) Big Data
7 1 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.42%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 22 (9.32%) Jenkins
2 15 (6.36%) Git (software)
3 10 (4.24%) JIRA
3 10 (4.24%) Sonatype Nexus
3 10 (4.24%) Subversion
4 8 (3.39%) Selenium
5 7 (2.97%) Vagrant
6 5 (2.12%) GitLab
7 4 (1.69%) JUnit
7 4 (1.69%) MSI
8 3 (1.27%) Ant
8 3 (1.27%) Concordion
8 3 (1.27%) Cucumber
8 3 (1.27%) JBehave
8 3 (1.27%) SonarQube
8 3 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (1.27%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.85%) Maven
10 1 (0.42%) Gerrit
10 1 (0.42%) GoogleTest
General
1 61 (25.85%) Finance
2 43 (18.22%) Banking
3 8 (3.39%) Retail
4 5 (2.12%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.27%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.42%) Advertising
6 1 (0.42%) Electronics
6 1 (0.42%) French Language
6 1 (0.42%) Front Office
6 1 (0.42%) Law
6 1 (0.42%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.42%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (5.93%) Middleware
2 6 (2.54%) Elastic Stack
2 6 (2.54%) Software Packaging
3 4 (1.69%) J2EE
3 4 (1.69%) Regular Expression
4 2 (0.85%) Flash
4 2 (0.85%) REST
4 2 (0.85%) Web Services
4 2 (0.85%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.42%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.42%) COM
5 1 (0.42%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (0.42%) LAMP
5 1 (0.42%) RESTful
5 1 (0.42%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.20%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (6.36%) Data Centre
3 10 (4.24%) Clustering
4 9 (3.81%) Management Information System
5 8 (3.39%) Linux Command Line
6 5 (2.12%) Algorithms
6 5 (2.12%) Computer Science
6 5 (2.12%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 4 (1.69%) HACMP
7 4 (1.69%) Mathematics
7 4 (1.69%) Wiki
8 3 (1.27%) PKI
8 3 (1.27%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.85%) Freedom of Information
9 2 (0.85%) Freedom of Information Act
9 2 (0.85%) Market Risk
9 2 (0.85%) NHS
9 2 (0.85%) RIA
9 2 (0.85%) Symmetrix
9 2 (0.85%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 236 (100.00%) Unix
2 185 (78.39%) Linux
3 89 (37.71%) Solaris
4 71 (30.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 44 (18.64%) AIX
6 42 (17.80%) Windows
7 23 (9.75%) Windows Server
8 22 (9.32%) SUSE
9 15 (6.36%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 14 (5.93%) Oracle Linux
11 8 (3.39%) CentOS
11 8 (3.39%) FreeBSD
12 6 (2.54%) HPUX
13 4 (1.69%) Mac OS
13 4 (1.69%) SmartOS
13 4 (1.69%) Windows 7
13 4 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
14 3 (1.27%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.85%) Debian
16 1 (0.42%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (18.22%) DevOps
2 42 (17.80%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (15.25%) Configuration Management
4 29 (12.29%) Continuous Integration
5 23 (9.75%) ITIL
6 17 (7.20%) Open Source
7 16 (6.78%) High Availability
8 15 (6.36%) Change Management
9 13 (5.51%) Migration
10 11 (4.66%) Service Management
11 10 (4.24%) ITSM
11 10 (4.24%) Low Latency
12 9 (3.81%) Build Automation
12 9 (3.81%) Change Control
12 9 (3.81%) ITIL V3
12 9 (3.81%) Load Balancing
12 9 (3.81%) Project Management
12 9 (3.81%) SDLC
13 8 (3.39%) Continuous Delivery
13 8 (3.39%) OO
Programming Languages
1 74 (31.36%) Perl
2 71 (30.08%) Python
3 50 (21.19%) Shell Script
4 49 (20.76%) Bash Shell
5 27 (11.44%) Java
6 24 (10.17%) SQL
7 16 (6.78%) Ruby
8 13 (5.51%) Korn
9 9 (3.81%) PowerShell
10 8 (3.39%) C
10 8 (3.39%) C-shell
11 7 (2.97%) Bourne shell
11 7 (2.97%) tcsh
12 5 (2.12%) C++
12 5 (2.12%) PHP
13 4 (1.69%) Groovy
13 4 (1.69%) SystemTap
13 4 (1.69%) VB
14 3 (1.27%) C#
14 3 (1.27%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 47 (19.92%) Security Cleared
2 37 (15.68%) SC Cleared
3 11 (4.66%) DV Cleared
4 8 (3.39%) Degree
5 5 (2.12%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (1.69%) IBM AIX Certification
7 1 (0.42%) CCDP
7 1 (0.42%) CCIE
7 1 (0.42%) CCNP
7 1 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.42%) CISSP
7 1 (0.42%) CLAS
7 1 (0.42%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.24%) Data Quality
2 4 (1.69%) SLA
3 3 (1.27%) Dodd-Frank
3 3 (1.27%) EMIR
3 3 (1.27%) MiFID
4 2 (0.85%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.85%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.85%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.42%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 34 (14.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (7.63%) vSphere
3 17 (7.20%) Active Directory
4 13 (5.51%) Virtual Machines
5 10 (4.24%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 9 (3.81%) KVM
7 8 (3.39%) Samba
8 7 (2.97%) Docker
9 6 (2.54%) NFS
9 6 (2.54%) Snort
9 6 (2.54%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 6 (2.54%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (2.12%) GPFS
10 5 (2.12%) PowerHA
11 4 (1.69%) VirtualBox
11 4 (1.69%) VMware ESX
12 2 (0.85%) Hyper-V
12 2 (0.85%) Squid
12 2 (0.85%) Veritas File System
13 1 (0.42%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 62 (26.27%) Puppet
2 35 (14.83%) Ansible
3 32 (13.56%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (6.78%) Nagios
5 11 (4.66%) Oracle ZFS
6 10 (4.24%) Red Hat Satellite
7 8 (3.39%) yum
7 8 (3.39%) Zenoss
8 6 (2.54%) Kibana
8 6 (2.54%) logstash
8 6 (2.54%) SmokePing
8 6 (2.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 5 (2.12%) Tivoli
10 4 (1.69%) BladeLogic
10 4 (1.69%) OpenNMS
11 3 (1.27%) Dollar Universe
12 2 (0.85%) CA Single Sign-On
12 2 (0.85%) HP Data Protector
12 2 (0.85%) NetBackup
12 2 (0.85%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 102 (43.22%) Red Hat
2 58 (24.58%) VMware
3 40 (16.95%) Oracle
4 29 (12.29%) HP
5 28 (11.86%) IBM
6 22 (9.32%) Atlassian
6 22 (9.32%) Veritas
7 20 (8.47%) Sun
8 19 (8.05%) Cisco
9 11 (4.66%) Splunk
10 10 (4.24%) SolarWinds
11 9 (3.81%) NetApp
12 7 (2.97%) Microsoft
12 7 (2.97%) TIBCO
13 5 (2.12%) Google
14 4 (1.69%) Bloomberg
14 4 (1.69%) EMC
14 4 (1.69%) F5
14 4 (1.69%) Reuters
14 4 (1.69%) TOWER Software
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