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 10 February 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix Engineer
Rank 517 520 525
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Engineer 109 92 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.18% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.19% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 64 33
Average daily rate £400 £390 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -0.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £268 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -5.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Average hourly rate £36.31 £31.15 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.57% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.31 £31.15 -
% change year-on-year
+16.57% -

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
48618 48918 46871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31219 30411 27715
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1735 1925 2068
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.95% -3.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 10 February 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Unix Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

Unix Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram 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 10 February 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 +16 101 £400 +4.91% 13
South East +41 50 £400 +14.28% 5
London -5 22 £475 - 5
Middlesex +10 15 £350 +40.00%
Surrey - 14 £450 -
Hampshire +1 13 £400 +14.28%
West Midlands -6 7 £403 +23.84%
East Midlands -8 7 £280 -6.97%
North East -16 7 £285 -18.57%
Tyne and Wear -24 7 £285 -36.66%
Newcastle upon Tyne -27 7 £285 -36.66%
Gosport +23 6 £421 +12.36%
Berkshire +11 6 £425 - 3
Reading -1 6 £425 - 2
Telford - 5 £450 -
Leatherhead - 5 £450 -
South Wales - 5 £413 -
Shropshire - 5 £450 -
Wales - 5 £413 -
Nottinghamshire - 4 £280 -
Nottingham - 4 £280 -
Camberley - 4 £450 -
East of England +3 3 - -
Norfolk - 3 - -
Norwich - 3 - -
Kent - 3 £450 - 1
Derbyshire - 3 £410 -
Bridgend - 3 £450 -
City of London +24 2 £313 -33.86% 2
Glasgow +9 2 £350 -22.22%

Unix Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 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.

1 226 (100.00%) Unix
2 170 (75.22%) Linux
3 74 (32.74%) Oracle
4 67 (29.65%) Security Cleared
5 65 (28.76%) Perl
6 62 (27.43%) Solaris
7 59 (26.11%) SC Cleared
8 53 (23.45%) Red Hat
9 47 (20.80%) SQL
10 46 (20.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 45 (19.91%) AIX
12 44 (19.47%) Java
13 40 (17.70%) C++
14 35 (15.49%) Python
14 35 (15.49%) Configuration Management
15 34 (15.04%) Finance
16 32 (14.16%) Puppet
17 31 (13.72%) Windows
18 30 (13.27%) STL
18 30 (13.27%) DevOps
19 28 (12.39%) Ansible
19 28 (12.39%) HP
20 27 (11.95%) Git (software)
21 25 (11.06%) Tomcat
22 24 (10.62%) ITIL
22 24 (10.62%) C
23 22 (9.73%) Software Engineering
23 22 (9.73%) SAN
23 22 (9.73%) LDAP
23 22 (9.73%) Jenkins

Unix Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 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 25 (11.06%) Tomcat
2 20 (8.85%) JBoss
3 19 (8.41%) Apache
4 5 (2.21%) MS Exchange
5 4 (1.77%) IIS
5 4 (1.77%) WebLogic
5 4 (1.77%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.33%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.88%) Exchange Server 5.5
7 2 (0.88%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2000
8 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.44%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (0.44%) Jetty
8 1 (0.44%) nginx
8 1 (0.44%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (0.44%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 1 (0.44%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.44%) MS Office
1 1 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (0.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.44%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.44%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.21%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.88%) Amazon CloudSearch
2 2 (0.88%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (9.73%) LDAP
1 22 (9.73%) SAN
2 16 (7.08%) TCP/IP
3 11 (4.87%) DNS
4 10 (4.42%) Firewall
5 6 (2.65%) LAN
5 6 (2.65%) WAN
6 5 (2.21%) NAS
6 5 (2.21%) VPN
7 4 (1.77%) SSL
8 3 (1.33%) DHCP
8 3 (1.33%) HTTP
9 2 (0.88%) FTP
9 2 (0.88%) Internet
9 2 (0.88%) iSCSI
9 2 (0.88%) Kerberos
9 2 (0.88%) Radio Access Network
9 2 (0.88%) SSH
10 1 (0.44%) IMAP
10 1 (0.44%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (9.29%) Oracle Database
2 15 (6.64%) Relational Database
3 14 (6.19%) MySQL
4 12 (5.31%) OLTP
5 9 (3.98%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (2.65%) SQL Server
7 3 (1.33%) DB2
7 3 (1.33%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (0.88%) InterSystems Cache
8 2 (0.88%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.88%) SQLite
9 1 (0.44%) DataStage
9 1 (0.44%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.44%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.44%) Oracle9i Database
9 1 (0.44%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.44%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 27 (11.95%) Git (software)
2 22 (9.73%) Jenkins
3 19 (8.41%) Subversion
4 18 (7.96%) Maven
5 6 (2.65%) Ant
6 4 (1.77%) JIRA
7 2 (0.88%) ClearCase
7 2 (0.88%) CppUnit
7 2 (0.88%) GoogleTest
7 2 (0.88%) NUnit
7 2 (0.88%) Rational Rose
8 1 (0.44%) Concordion
8 1 (0.44%) GitLab
8 1 (0.44%) Hudson
8 1 (0.44%) JIRA Agile
8 1 (0.44%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.44%) PVCS
8 1 (0.44%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.44%) Toad
8 1 (0.44%) Vagrant
General
1 34 (15.04%) Finance
2 15 (6.64%) Banking
3 5 (2.21%) Investment Banking
3 5 (2.21%) Legal
4 4 (1.77%) Retail
5 2 (0.88%) Back Office
6 1 (0.44%) Front Office
6 1 (0.44%) Local Government
6 1 (0.44%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (13.27%) STL
2 18 (7.96%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 16 (7.08%) Middleware
4 10 (4.42%) Web Services
4 10 (4.42%) XML
5 6 (2.65%) HTML
6 5 (2.21%) JSON
6 5 (2.21%) MCollective
6 5 (2.21%) Regular Expression
7 3 (1.33%) J2EE
7 3 (1.33%) Motif
7 3 (1.33%) Sensu
8 2 (0.88%) ELK Stack
8 2 (0.88%) IBM Integration Bus
8 2 (0.88%) Kafka
8 2 (0.88%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (0.88%) SOAP
9 1 (0.44%) jQuery
9 1 (0.44%) Software Packaging
9 1 (0.44%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.42%) Analytical Skills
1 10 (4.42%) HACMP
2 6 (2.65%) Data Centre
3 5 (2.21%) Clustering
3 5 (2.21%) User Experience
4 4 (1.77%) CMDB
4 4 (1.77%) Computer Science
4 4 (1.77%) Interactive TV
4 4 (1.77%) PKI
5 3 (1.33%) DataPower
5 3 (1.33%) Driving Licence
6 2 (0.88%) Derivative
6 2 (0.88%) EMC VNX
6 2 (0.88%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (0.88%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.44%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.44%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.44%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 226 (100.00%) Unix
2 170 (75.22%) Linux
3 62 (27.43%) Solaris
4 46 (20.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 45 (19.91%) AIX
6 31 (13.72%) Windows
7 20 (8.85%) HPUX
8 11 (4.87%) CentOS
9 10 (4.42%) Oracle Linux
10 9 (3.98%) SUSE
11 8 (3.54%) Windows Server
12 7 (3.10%) Mac OS X
13 6 (2.65%) Windows Server 2008
14 5 (2.21%) Ubuntu
15 3 (1.33%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.88%) Android
16 2 (0.88%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.88%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 2 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
17 1 (0.44%) Tru64
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (15.49%) Configuration Management
2 30 (13.27%) DevOps
3 24 (10.62%) ITIL
4 22 (9.73%) Software Engineering
5 20 (8.85%) Multithreading
6 19 (8.41%) Continuous Integration
7 18 (7.96%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (7.96%) Project Management
8 15 (6.64%) Disaster Recovery
8 15 (6.64%) SDLC
9 14 (6.19%) OO
10 13 (5.75%) Migration
10 13 (5.75%) Release Management
11 12 (5.31%) High Availability
11 12 (5.31%) Service Management
12 11 (4.87%) Database Tuning
13 8 (3.54%) Change Management
13 8 (3.54%) ITIL V3
13 8 (3.54%) Scrum
14 7 (3.10%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 65 (28.76%) Perl
2 47 (20.80%) SQL
3 44 (19.47%) Java
4 40 (17.70%) C++
5 35 (15.49%) Python
6 24 (10.62%) C
7 18 (7.96%) Shell Script
8 16 (7.08%) Bash Shell
9 12 (5.31%) Ruby
10 11 (4.87%) PowerShell
11 8 (3.54%) Korn
12 6 (2.65%) C#
12 6 (2.65%) JavaScript
13 4 (1.77%) VBScript
14 3 (1.33%) PHP
14 3 (1.33%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.88%) Go
15 2 (0.88%) Groovy
15 2 (0.88%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.88%) sed
Qualifications
1 67 (29.65%) Security Cleared
2 59 (26.11%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.10%) DV Cleared
4 5 (2.21%) Degree
4 5 (2.21%) IBM AIX Certification
5 3 (1.33%) OCP
5 3 (1.33%) Oracle Certification
6 2 (0.88%) CISSP
6 2 (0.88%) RHCSA
7 1 (0.44%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.44%) GCIH
7 1 (0.44%) GIAC
7 1 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.44%) MCSE
7 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.44%) OCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.33%) SLA
2 1 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.44%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.44%) QA
System Software
1 13 (5.75%) NFS
2 12 (5.31%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 12 (5.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (4.42%) Samba
4 8 (3.54%) Active Directory
4 8 (3.54%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 6 (2.65%) GPFS
6 3 (1.33%) Oracle Clusterware
6 3 (1.33%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.88%) Varnish
7 2 (0.88%) Veritas File System
7 2 (0.88%) vSphere
8 1 (0.44%) Docker
8 1 (0.44%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.44%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 32 (14.16%) Puppet
2 28 (12.39%) Ansible
3 14 (6.19%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (3.98%) HP Data Protector
5 6 (2.65%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 5 (2.21%) ZABBIX
7 4 (1.77%) NetBackup
7 4 (1.77%) Tivoli
7 4 (1.77%) yum
8 3 (1.33%) DatAdvantage
8 3 (1.33%) Salt
9 2 (0.88%) Control-M
9 2 (0.88%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.88%) OpenView
9 2 (0.88%) Oracle ZFS
9 2 (0.88%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 1 (0.44%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.44%) Nessus
10 1 (0.44%) Nmap
10 1 (0.44%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 74 (32.74%) Oracle
2 53 (23.45%) Red Hat
3 28 (12.39%) HP
4 20 (8.85%) Veritas
5 18 (7.96%) VMware
6 13 (5.75%) IBM
7 12 (5.31%) Sun
8 10 (4.42%) Splunk
9 5 (2.21%) EMC
10 4 (1.77%) Cisco
10 4 (1.77%) Cognizant
10 4 (1.77%) New Relic
10 4 (1.77%) Pega
10 4 (1.77%) ServiceNow
10 4 (1.77%) webMethods
11 3 (1.33%) Brocade
11 3 (1.33%) Dell
11 3 (1.33%) F5
11 3 (1.33%) Symantec
11 3 (1.33%) Varonis
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