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 23 July 2016 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix Engineer
Rank 496 558 542
Rank change year-on-year
+62 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Engineer 148 86 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.15% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.16% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 46 50
Median daily rate £398 £450 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.66% +24.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £300 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £337 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.05% +12.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Median hourly rate £20.00 £32.50 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.46% +22.64%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £33.75 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-40.74% +27.35%

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
51265 53978 50296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.79% 94.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 33271 34120 30516
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £572 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1545 2017 2055
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.94 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.24%

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 23 July 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 23 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +35 136 £400 -11.11% 12
London 0 53 £588 +20.51% 4
North East -10 35 £292 +3.54% 1
Tyne and Wear -15 34 £292 +3.54% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -16 34 £292 +3.54% 1
South East +19 32 £394 -28.40% 4
Hampshire +30 24 £398 - 1
Gosport - 14 £390 -
Scotland +12 11 £360 +20.00%
City of London +37 7 £625 +2.04% 1
South West +12 7 £420 +40.00%
West Midlands - 5 £500 - 1
Gloucestershire - 5 £420 -
Erskine - 5 £360 -
Renfrewshire - 5 £360 -
Glasgow +9 4 £365 -
Middlesex 0 4 £335 -
Shropshire - 4 £500 -
Telford - 4 £500 -
North West -9 3 £375 +127.27% 2
Edinburgh -4 2 - -
Surrey - 2 £500 -
Manchester - 2 £375 - 2
Cheltenham - 2 - -
Cambridgeshire +19 1 £350 -
East of England +18 1 £350 -
Cambridge +14 1 £350 -
Reading +2 1 £550 - 3
Liverpool 0 1 - -
Merseyside -4 1 - -

Unix Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 2016, 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.

1 319 (100.00%) Unix
2 244 (76.49%) Linux
3 110 (34.48%) Solaris
3 110 (34.48%) Red Hat
4 108 (33.86%) Perl
5 82 (25.71%) Security Cleared
6 81 (25.39%) Oracle
7 76 (23.82%) Apache
8 75 (23.51%) SAN
9 74 (23.20%) HP
10 72 (22.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 68 (21.32%) SC Cleared
11 68 (21.32%) ITIL
12 66 (20.69%) DevOps
13 62 (19.44%) Puppet
14 60 (18.81%) Finance
15 55 (17.24%) AIX
16 52 (16.30%) Bash Shell
16 52 (16.30%) DNS
17 50 (15.67%) WAN
18 49 (15.36%) Python
19 48 (15.05%) Shell Script
20 47 (14.73%) Java
21 43 (13.48%) Korn
22 42 (13.17%) TCP/IP
23 39 (12.23%) VMware
24 38 (11.91%) SQL
25 37 (11.60%) Configuration Management
26 36 (11.29%) Windows
27 34 (10.66%) Middleware

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 76 (23.82%) Apache
2 28 (8.78%) WebLogic
3 25 (7.84%) JBoss
4 15 (4.70%) Confluence
5 12 (3.76%) OpenStack
6 11 (3.45%) Tomcat
6 11 (3.45%) WebSphere
7 5 (1.57%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (0.63%) nginx
8 2 (0.63%) Oracle Application Server
8 2 (0.63%) WebLogic Portal
9 1 (0.31%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.31%) IBM HTTP Server
9 1 (0.31%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.31%) IIS
9 1 (0.31%) Jetty
9 1 (0.31%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.31%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (0.31%) HipChat
1 1 (0.31%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.31%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (1.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.63%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.19%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.57%) OpenShift
3 4 (1.25%) PaaS
4 2 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.63%) SaaS
5 1 (0.31%) GitHub
5 1 (0.31%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 75 (23.51%) SAN
2 52 (16.30%) DNS
3 50 (15.67%) WAN
4 42 (13.17%) TCP/IP
5 33 (10.34%) LDAP
6 28 (8.78%) iSCSI
7 26 (8.15%) Firewall
8 20 (6.27%) VPN
9 19 (5.96%) LAN
10 8 (2.51%) DHCP
10 8 (2.51%) SSH
11 6 (1.88%) Internet
11 6 (1.88%) OpenLDAP
11 6 (1.88%) SSL
12 5 (1.57%) NAS
13 4 (1.25%) HTTP
13 4 (1.25%) SMTP
14 3 (0.94%) Fibre Channel
15 2 (0.63%) Network Security
15 2 (0.63%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (4.39%) DB2
1 14 (4.39%) MySQL
2 3 (0.94%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (0.94%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.63%) DB2 UDB
3 2 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.31%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.31%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.31%) DataStage
4 1 (0.31%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.31%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.31%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.31%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.31%) SAP BI
4 1 (0.31%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 23 (7.21%) Git (software)
2 16 (5.02%) Jenkins
2 16 (5.02%) JIRA
3 11 (3.45%) Subversion
4 9 (2.82%) Sonatype Nexus
4 9 (2.82%) TeamCity
5 7 (2.19%) SonarQube
6 6 (1.88%) ClearCase
6 6 (1.88%) FishEye
6 6 (1.88%) Maven
6 6 (1.88%) StarTeam
7 5 (1.57%) Vagrant
8 2 (0.63%) Artifactory
9 1 (0.31%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.31%) Concordion
9 1 (0.31%) Facilita Forecast
9 1 (0.31%) Flyway
9 1 (0.31%) GitLab
9 1 (0.31%) Gradle
9 1 (0.31%) Hudson
General
1 60 (18.81%) Finance
2 31 (9.72%) Banking
3 9 (2.82%) Investment Banking
4 8 (2.51%) Financial Institution
4 8 (2.51%) Telecoms
5 7 (2.19%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.57%) Electronics
6 5 (1.57%) Law
6 5 (1.57%) Marketing
7 2 (0.63%) Front Office
8 1 (0.31%) Advertising
8 1 (0.31%) Back Office
8 1 (0.31%) Legal
8 1 (0.31%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (10.66%) Middleware
2 14 (4.39%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 14 (4.39%) STL
3 8 (2.51%) LAMP
4 6 (1.88%) Web Services
4 6 (1.88%) XML
5 4 (1.25%) WebSphere MQ
6 3 (0.94%) Software Packaging
7 2 (0.63%) ActiveMQ
7 2 (0.63%) J2EE
7 2 (0.63%) Swing
8 1 (0.31%) .NET
8 1 (0.31%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.31%) HTML
8 1 (0.31%) IBM Integration Bus
8 1 (0.31%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (0.31%) Rendezvous
8 1 (0.31%) RESTful
8 1 (0.31%) TIBCO EMS
8 1 (0.31%) Ultra Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 20 (6.27%) Clustering
2 18 (5.64%) HACMP
3 11 (3.45%) Computer Science
4 9 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (2.51%) Data Centre
6 5 (1.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 4 (1.25%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.25%) NHS
8 3 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (0.94%) Freedom of Information
8 3 (0.94%) Freedom of Information Act
8 3 (0.94%) User Experience
9 2 (0.63%) CMDB
9 2 (0.63%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.63%) FMCG
9 2 (0.63%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.31%) DataPower
10 1 (0.31%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.31%) HP Superdome
10 1 (0.31%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 319 (100.00%) Unix
2 244 (76.49%) Linux
3 110 (34.48%) Solaris
4 72 (22.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 55 (17.24%) AIX
6 36 (11.29%) Windows
7 32 (10.03%) HPUX
8 26 (8.15%) Oracle Linux
9 14 (4.39%) Windows Server
10 6 (1.88%) CentOS
10 6 (1.88%) Windows XP
11 5 (1.57%) SUSE
11 5 (1.57%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.63%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.31%) Debian
13 1 (0.31%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.31%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (21.32%) ITIL
2 66 (20.69%) DevOps
3 37 (11.60%) Configuration Management
4 32 (10.03%) Agile Software Development
5 31 (9.72%) Unit Testing
6 29 (9.09%) High Availability
7 27 (8.46%) Incident Management
7 27 (8.46%) Service Management
8 24 (7.52%) Open Source
8 24 (7.52%) Virtual Environments
9 21 (6.58%) Disaster Recovery
10 20 (6.27%) Continuous Integration
10 20 (6.27%) Migration
11 16 (5.02%) Validation
12 15 (4.70%) Service Delivery
12 15 (4.70%) Software Engineering
13 14 (4.39%) ITIL V3
13 14 (4.39%) Multithreading
14 13 (4.08%) Workflow
15 11 (3.45%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 108 (33.86%) Perl
2 52 (16.30%) Bash Shell
3 49 (15.36%) Python
4 48 (15.05%) Shell Script
5 47 (14.73%) Java
6 43 (13.48%) Korn
7 38 (11.91%) SQL
8 32 (10.03%) C-shell
9 18 (5.64%) C
10 14 (4.39%) C++
11 11 (3.45%) Ruby
12 6 (1.88%) PHP
12 6 (1.88%) PL/SQL
13 5 (1.57%) JavaScript
14 4 (1.25%) Clojure
14 4 (1.25%) PowerShell
15 1 (0.31%) ANSI SQL
15 1 (0.31%) C#
15 1 (0.31%) VB
15 1 (0.31%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 82 (25.71%) Security Cleared
2 68 (21.32%) SC Cleared
3 30 (9.40%) DV Cleared
4 16 (5.02%) Degree
5 14 (4.39%) IBM AIX Certification
6 9 (2.82%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (0.94%) RHCA
7 3 (0.94%) RHCE
8 2 (0.63%) BC Cleared
8 2 (0.63%) CISSP
8 2 (0.63%) GCIH
8 2 (0.63%) GIAC
8 2 (0.63%) RHCSA
9 1 (0.31%) AAT
9 1 (0.31%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.82%) Disclosure Scotland
1 9 (2.82%) SLA
2 5 (1.57%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.63%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.63%) QA
4 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.31%) MiFID
4 1 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 34 (10.66%) Samba
2 27 (8.46%) Virtual Servers
3 20 (6.27%) vSphere
4 19 (5.96%) NFS
5 17 (5.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 16 (5.02%) VMware ESXi
7 14 (4.39%) GPFS
8 11 (3.45%) Docker
9 10 (3.13%) Active Directory
9 10 (3.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 9 (2.82%) Virtual Machines
11 5 (1.57%) Sendmail
11 5 (1.57%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 4 (1.25%) Virtual Desktop
13 2 (0.63%) Hyper-V
13 2 (0.63%) Oracle Clusterware
13 2 (0.63%) RHEV
13 2 (0.63%) VMware ESX
14 1 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
14 1 (0.31%) Squid
Systems Management
1 62 (19.44%) Puppet
2 21 (6.58%) HP Data Protector
2 21 (6.58%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (4.70%) Ansible
3 15 (4.70%) Red Hat Satellite
4 7 (2.19%) Nagios
5 6 (1.88%) Oracle RMAN
6 5 (1.57%) NetBackup
6 5 (1.57%) yum
7 4 (1.25%) Oracle ZFS
8 2 (0.63%) FreeIPA
8 2 (0.63%) Graylog
8 2 (0.63%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 2 (0.63%) Icinga
8 2 (0.63%) Kubernetes
8 2 (0.63%) Linux-HA
8 2 (0.63%) OpenView
8 2 (0.63%) SELinux
8 2 (0.63%) Terraform
8 2 (0.63%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 110 (34.48%) Red Hat
2 81 (25.39%) Oracle
3 74 (23.20%) HP
4 39 (12.23%) VMware
5 33 (10.34%) IBM
6 20 (6.27%) ServiceNow
6 20 (6.27%) Veritas
7 15 (4.70%) Atlassian
7 15 (4.70%) NetApp
8 13 (4.08%) Microsoft
9 11 (3.45%) Cisco
9 11 (3.45%) Pega
10 10 (3.13%) Splunk
11 9 (2.82%) webMethods
12 7 (2.19%) SAP
13 6 (1.88%) Sun
13 6 (1.88%) Symantec
14 5 (1.57%) CA
15 4 (1.25%) EMC
16 3 (0.94%) Dell
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