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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix Engineer
Rank 493 537 536
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Engineer 166 94 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.17% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.18% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 54 50
Average daily rate £362 £494 £341
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.78% +45.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £308 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £283
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +32.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £22.83 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 -

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
53058 52916 51575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.92% 94.76% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 34561 32091 31451
Average daily rate £425 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1534 2122 2107
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +34 150 £365 -27.00% 21
London -1 50 £500 -4.76% 11
North East -4 30 £285 +1.87%
Tyne and Wear -7 30 £285 +1.87%
Newcastle upon Tyne -8 30 £285 +1.87%
South East -9 28 £350 -15.91% 4
North West +14 20 £325 -35.00% 5
Scotland -4 15 £330 +20.00%
Manchester - 15 £350 - 4
City of London +44 13 £625 +31.57% 4
Erskine - 11 £325 -
Renfrewshire - 11 £325 -
Middlesex +4 10 £350 +17.64% 1
West Midlands +2 9 £500 -
Hampshire +3 8 £369 - 1
Shropshire - 7 £500 -
Telford - 7 £500 -
South West +9 6 £340 -15.00%
Bristol +1 5 £340 -38.18%
Cheshire +1 5 £250 -50.00%
Havant +13 4 £350 -
Knutsford - 4 £280 -
East of England +3 3 £355 -2.06%
High Wycombe - 3 £375 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £375 -
Surrey - 3 £450 -
Southend-on-Sea +8 2 £358 -
Essex +5 2 £358 -
East Midlands +4 2 - -
Nottinghamshire -1 2 - -

Unix Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

1 287 (100.00%) Unix
2 210 (73.17%) Linux
3 93 (32.40%) Solaris
3 93 (32.40%) Perl
4 81 (28.22%) Red Hat
5 78 (27.18%) Oracle
6 76 (26.48%) Security Cleared
7 68 (23.69%) SC Cleared
8 58 (20.21%) Finance
9 57 (19.86%) AIX
9 57 (19.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 55 (19.16%) Puppet
11 53 (18.47%) ITIL
11 53 (18.47%) SQL
12 52 (18.12%) SAN
13 50 (17.42%) HP
13 50 (17.42%) Apache
14 47 (16.38%) DevOps
15 44 (15.33%) Bash Shell
16 41 (14.29%) Python
16 41 (14.29%) TCP/IP
17 40 (13.94%) Configuration Management
18 39 (13.59%) Shell Script
18 39 (13.59%) DNS
19 34 (11.85%) WAN
19 34 (11.85%) VMware
20 33 (11.50%) LDAP
21 32 (11.15%) Java
21 32 (11.15%) Korn
22 31 (10.80%) C

Unix Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 50 (17.42%) Apache
2 25 (8.71%) JBoss
3 21 (7.32%) WebLogic
4 16 (5.57%) Tomcat
5 7 (2.44%) WebSphere
6 6 (2.09%) Confluence
7 4 (1.39%) MS Exchange
7 4 (1.39%) OpenStack
7 4 (1.39%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (1.05%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.70%) IIS
9 2 (0.70%) Oracle Application Server
9 2 (0.70%) WebLogic Portal
10 1 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.35%) IBM HTTP Server
10 1 (0.35%) Jetty
10 1 (0.35%) nginx
10 1 (0.35%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 1 (0.35%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 2 (0.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.35%) HipChat
2 1 (0.35%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.70%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 1 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.35%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.35%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.14%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.70%) Amazon CloudSearch
2 2 (0.70%) Amazon S3
2 2 (0.70%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.70%) OpenShift
2 2 (0.70%) SaaS
3 1 (0.35%) GitHub
3 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.35%) Office 365
3 1 (0.35%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 52 (18.12%) SAN
2 41 (14.29%) TCP/IP
3 39 (13.59%) DNS
4 34 (11.85%) WAN
5 33 (11.50%) LDAP
6 23 (8.01%) Firewall
7 19 (6.62%) iSCSI
8 15 (5.23%) VPN
9 13 (4.53%) LAN
10 5 (1.74%) DHCP
10 5 (1.74%) Internet
10 5 (1.74%) SSH
11 4 (1.39%) Fibre Channel
11 4 (1.39%) SSL
12 3 (1.05%) HTTP
12 3 (1.05%) NAS
12 3 (1.05%) OpenLDAP
13 2 (0.70%) Radio Access Network
13 2 (0.70%) Wi-Fi
14 1 (0.35%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.83%) DB2
2 10 (3.48%) Oracle Database
3 7 (2.44%) MySQL
4 5 (1.74%) Relational Database
4 5 (1.74%) SQL Server
5 3 (1.05%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (1.05%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (0.70%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.70%) OLTP
6 2 (0.70%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.70%) SQLite
7 1 (0.35%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.35%) DataStage
7 1 (0.35%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.35%) SAP BI
7 1 (0.35%) SQLPlus
7 1 (0.35%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 17 (5.92%) Git (software)
2 12 (4.18%) Jenkins
3 10 (3.48%) Subversion
4 8 (2.79%) JIRA
4 8 (2.79%) Maven
5 4 (1.39%) Ant
5 4 (1.39%) ClearCase
5 4 (1.39%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (1.05%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.70%) CppUnit
7 2 (0.70%) FishEye
7 2 (0.70%) GoogleTest
7 2 (0.70%) NUnit
7 2 (0.70%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.70%) Rational Rose
7 2 (0.70%) SonarQube
7 2 (0.70%) StarTeam
7 2 (0.70%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.35%) PVCS
8 1 (0.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 58 (20.21%) Finance
2 22 (7.67%) Banking
3 6 (2.09%) Investment Banking
4 5 (1.74%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.39%) Electronics
5 4 (1.39%) Marketing
5 4 (1.39%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.70%) Back Office
6 2 (0.70%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.70%) Law
6 2 (0.70%) Retail
7 1 (0.35%) Front Office
7 1 (0.35%) Legal
7 1 (0.35%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (9.76%) Middleware
2 24 (8.36%) STL
3 23 (8.01%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 12 (4.18%) Web Services
5 7 (2.44%) XML
6 4 (1.39%) MCollective
6 4 (1.39%) Software Packaging
6 4 (1.39%) WebSphere MQ
7 3 (1.05%) J2EE
7 3 (1.05%) LAMP
7 3 (1.05%) Sensu
8 2 (0.70%) .NET
8 2 (0.70%) ELK Stack
8 2 (0.70%) IBM Integration Bus
8 2 (0.70%) Kafka
8 2 (0.70%) Motif
8 2 (0.70%) RabbitMQ
9 1 (0.35%) HTML
9 1 (0.35%) jQuery
9 1 (0.35%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 21 (7.32%) HACMP
2 17 (5.92%) Clustering
3 14 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (2.79%) Computer Science
5 6 (2.09%) User Experience
6 5 (1.74%) Data Centre
7 4 (1.39%) DataPower
7 4 (1.39%) Driving Licence
7 4 (1.39%) NHS
8 3 (1.05%) Derivative
8 3 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.05%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.05%) Mathematics
8 3 (1.05%) PKI
9 2 (0.70%) CMDB
9 2 (0.70%) FMCG
9 2 (0.70%) Freedom of Information
9 2 (0.70%) Freedom of Information Act
10 1 (0.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.35%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 287 (100.00%) Unix
2 210 (73.17%) Linux
3 93 (32.40%) Solaris
4 57 (19.86%) AIX
4 57 (19.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 25 (8.71%) Windows
6 15 (5.23%) HPUX
7 13 (4.53%) Oracle Linux
8 12 (4.18%) Windows Server
9 9 (3.14%) CentOS
10 7 (2.44%) SUSE
11 5 (1.74%) Ubuntu
11 5 (1.74%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (1.39%) Windows XP
13 3 (1.05%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 2 (0.70%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.35%) Debian
15 1 (0.35%) Windows 10
15 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (18.47%) ITIL
2 47 (16.38%) DevOps
3 40 (13.94%) Configuration Management
4 29 (10.10%) High Availability
5 28 (9.76%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (8.71%) Multithreading
7 24 (8.36%) Disaster Recovery
8 22 (7.67%) Migration
9 21 (7.32%) Unit Testing
10 20 (6.97%) Service Management
11 19 (6.62%) Project Management
11 19 (6.62%) Software Engineering
12 18 (6.27%) Continuous Integration
13 16 (5.57%) ITIL V3
13 16 (5.57%) Open Source
14 14 (4.88%) Incident Management
14 14 (4.88%) Validation
15 12 (4.18%) Workflow
16 11 (3.83%) Six Sigma
17 10 (3.48%) Lean Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 93 (32.40%) Perl
2 53 (18.47%) SQL
3 44 (15.33%) Bash Shell
4 41 (14.29%) Python
5 39 (13.59%) Shell Script
6 32 (11.15%) Java
6 32 (11.15%) Korn
7 31 (10.80%) C
8 28 (9.76%) C++
9 21 (7.32%) C-shell
10 14 (4.88%) Ruby
11 8 (2.79%) PowerShell
12 5 (1.74%) JavaScript
12 5 (1.74%) PHP
13 4 (1.39%) PL/SQL
13 4 (1.39%) VBScript
14 3 (1.05%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.70%) AWK
15 2 (0.70%) Groovy
15 2 (0.70%) sed
Qualifications
1 76 (26.48%) Security Cleared
2 68 (23.69%) SC Cleared
3 13 (4.53%) IBM AIX Certification
4 12 (4.18%) Degree
5 8 (2.79%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (1.05%) RHCA
6 3 (1.05%) RHCE
7 2 (0.70%) BC Cleared
7 2 (0.70%) CISSP
7 2 (0.70%) GCIH
7 2 (0.70%) GIAC
7 2 (0.70%) RHCSA
8 1 (0.35%) MCSE
8 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.09%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (1.74%) SLA
3 3 (1.05%) QA
4 1 (0.35%) MiFID
4 1 (0.35%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 26 (9.06%) Samba
2 23 (8.01%) NFS
3 18 (6.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (5.57%) VMware ESXi
4 16 (5.57%) vSphere
5 13 (4.53%) GPFS
6 12 (4.18%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 11 (3.83%) Active Directory
7 11 (3.83%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 7 (2.44%) Docker
9 5 (1.74%) Oracle Clusterware
10 3 (1.05%) VMware ESX
11 2 (0.70%) Varnish
12 1 (0.35%) KVM
12 1 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.35%) RHEV
12 1 (0.35%) Sendmail
12 1 (0.35%) SpamAssassin
12 1 (0.35%) Squid
12 1 (0.35%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 55 (19.16%) Puppet
2 18 (6.27%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (5.57%) Ansible
4 15 (5.23%) Red Hat Satellite
5 9 (3.14%) HP Data Protector
6 5 (1.74%) NetBackup
6 5 (1.74%) Oracle RMAN
6 5 (1.74%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 5 (1.74%) ZABBIX
7 4 (1.39%) Oracle ZFS
7 4 (1.39%) yum
8 3 (1.05%) DatAdvantage
8 3 (1.05%) Nagios
9 2 (0.70%) FreeIPA
9 2 (0.70%) Icinga
9 2 (0.70%) Kubernetes
9 2 (0.70%) Linux-HA
9 2 (0.70%) OpenView
9 2 (0.70%) SELinux
9 2 (0.70%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 81 (28.22%) Red Hat
2 78 (27.18%) Oracle
3 50 (17.42%) HP
4 34 (11.85%) VMware
5 28 (9.76%) Veritas
6 27 (9.41%) IBM
7 13 (4.53%) NetApp
8 11 (3.83%) Cisco
8 11 (3.83%) ServiceNow
9 10 (3.48%) webMethods
10 9 (3.14%) Pega
11 8 (2.79%) Splunk
12 7 (2.44%) Sun
13 6 (2.09%) Atlassian
13 6 (2.09%) Dell
13 6 (2.09%) SAP
14 5 (1.74%) Microsoft
14 5 (1.74%) Symantec
15 4 (1.39%) EMC
15 4 (1.39%) New Relic
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