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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX Engineer
Rank 565 552 499
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -53
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Engineer 48 44 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.088% 0.083% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.095% 0.090% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 27 40
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£450 £363 £431
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.13% -15.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £262 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £475 £521
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £400
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Average hourly rate £22.83 - £26.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 - £26.25

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
50665 48981 46333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.39% 92.57% 92.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 32010 29890 26848
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £228 £238
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 1905 1968 2163
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £38.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.08 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.61% -8.11%

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 7 July 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 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 7 July 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 -17 44 £447 +21.08% 12
London +2 23 £525 +16.66% 7
Yorkshire -15 9 £409 - 2
City of London -1 6 £475 +22.58% 1
West Yorkshire -19 5 - - 1
South East -13 4 £550 -
East of England +1 3 - - 2
Scotland -5 3 - - 1
North Yorkshire - 3 £418 - 1
York - 3 £418 - 1
Edinburgh -2 2 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne -29 2 £282 +0.71%
Tyne and Wear -30 2 £282 +0.71%
North East -33 2 £282 +0.35%
South West - 2 £300 - 1
Reading - 2 - -
Swindon - 2 £300 - 1
Berkshire - 2 - -
Wiltshire - 2 £300 - 1
Cambridgeshire -2 1 - -
East Midlands -6 1 - -
Essex - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - - 2
Kent - 1 £550 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 - -
Southend-on-Sea - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 - - 1

UNIX Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 95 (100.00%) UNIX
2 73 (76.84%) Linux
3 65 (68.42%) Red Hat
4 44 (46.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 41 (43.16%) Solaris
6 40 (42.11%) Perl
7 30 (31.58%) Oracle
7 30 (31.58%) AIX
8 28 (29.47%) Python
8 28 (29.47%) VMware
9 27 (28.42%) SAN
10 24 (25.26%) Finance
11 23 (24.21%) Apache
12 21 (22.11%) Windows
12 21 (22.11%) IBM
12 21 (22.11%) Sun
12 21 (22.11%) Veritas
13 20 (21.05%) HP
14 19 (20.00%) Java
15 18 (18.95%) TCP/IP
15 18 (18.95%) DNS
15 18 (18.95%) Puppet
16 17 (17.89%) ITIL
16 17 (17.89%) Configuration Management
17 16 (16.84%) Continuous Integration
18 15 (15.79%) Ruby
18 15 (15.79%) Bash Shell
18 15 (15.79%) LDAP
19 14 (14.74%) Tomcat
19 14 (14.74%) SQL

UNIX Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 23 (24.21%) Apache
2 14 (14.74%) Tomcat
3 11 (11.58%) WebLogic
4 7 (7.37%) JBoss
5 6 (6.32%) WebSphere
5 6 (6.32%) Node.js
6 4 (4.21%) MQSeries
7 3 (3.16%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (3.16%) OpenStack
7 3 (3.16%) iPlanet
7 3 (3.16%) WebLogic Portal
7 3 (3.16%) FileNet
7 3 (3.16%) Oracle Workflow
7 3 (3.16%) Oracle Application Server
7 3 (3.16%) nginx
8 2 (2.11%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (2.11%) GlassFish
8 2 (2.11%) Jetty
8 2 (2.11%) SharePoint
8 2 (2.11%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 5 (5.26%) MS Office
2 4 (4.21%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.11%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (3.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (1.05%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.42%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.05%) SaaS
3 1 (1.05%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (28.42%) SAN
2 18 (18.95%) TCP/IP
2 18 (18.95%) DNS
3 15 (15.79%) LDAP
4 13 (13.68%) Firewall
5 10 (10.53%) SSH
6 9 (9.47%) NAS
7 5 (5.26%) SSL
7 5 (5.26%) PuTTY
7 5 (5.26%) Intrusion Detection
7 5 (5.26%) HTTP
8 4 (4.21%) VLAN
8 4 (4.21%) Internet
8 4 (4.21%) Network Security
9 3 (3.16%) iSCSI
9 3 (3.16%) FCoE
9 3 (3.16%) Kerberos
9 3 (3.16%) WAN
10 2 (2.11%) SMTP
10 2 (2.11%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (13.68%) MySQL
2 9 (9.47%) Relational Database
3 6 (6.32%) RDBMS
3 6 (6.32%) Informix
4 5 (5.26%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.11%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (2.11%) SQLite
5 2 (2.11%) InfluxDB
6 1 (1.05%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.05%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.05%) DB2
Development Applications
1 14 (14.74%) Jenkins
2 10 (10.53%) JIRA
3 5 (5.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (4.21%) Git (software)
5 2 (2.11%) Ant
6 1 (1.05%) Subversion
General
1 24 (25.26%) Finance
2 9 (9.47%) Banking
3 3 (3.16%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.11%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.05%) Games
5 1 (1.05%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.05%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.21%) J2EE
2 3 (3.16%) WebSphere MQ
2 3 (3.16%) Middleware
2 3 (3.16%) Software Packaging
3 2 (2.11%) Web Services
4 1 (1.05%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.74%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (10.53%) Clustering
3 8 (8.42%) IBM XIV
4 6 (6.32%) Enterprise Storage
5 5 (5.26%) PKI
5 5 (5.26%) Management Information System
6 4 (4.21%) Data Centre
7 3 (3.16%) Private Cloud
7 3 (3.16%) HACMP
7 3 (3.16%) DataPower
8 2 (2.11%) Statistics
8 2 (2.11%) Wiki
8 2 (2.11%) Grid Computing
9 1 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (1.05%) LPAR
9 1 (1.05%) NHS
9 1 (1.05%) Replication
9 1 (1.05%) Fixed Income
9 1 (1.05%) Derivative
9 1 (1.05%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 95 (100.00%) UNIX
2 73 (76.84%) Linux
3 44 (46.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 41 (43.16%) Solaris
5 30 (31.58%) AIX
6 21 (22.11%) Windows
7 7 (7.37%) HPUX
8 6 (6.32%) SUSE
9 5 (5.26%) Ubuntu
10 3 (3.16%) Debian
11 2 (2.11%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (2.11%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (1.05%) CentOS
12 1 (1.05%) Windows XP
12 1 (1.05%) VMS
12 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (17.89%) ITIL
1 17 (17.89%) Configuration Management
2 16 (16.84%) Continuous Integration
3 14 (14.74%) Load Balancing
4 11 (11.58%) Open Source
5 10 (10.53%) Patch Management
6 9 (9.47%) DevOps
7 8 (8.42%) Performance Tuning
7 8 (8.42%) Service Delivery
7 8 (8.42%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (6.32%) Workflow
8 6 (6.32%) Service Management
8 6 (6.32%) Change Control
8 6 (6.32%) Build Automation
9 5 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (4.21%) Change Management
10 4 (4.21%) SIEM
10 4 (4.21%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (4.21%) Problem Management
10 4 (4.21%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 40 (42.11%) Perl
2 28 (29.47%) Python
3 19 (20.00%) Java
4 15 (15.79%) Ruby
4 15 (15.79%) Bash Shell
5 14 (14.74%) SQL
6 10 (10.53%) Shell Script
7 9 (9.47%) PHP
8 8 (8.42%) C
9 7 (7.37%) Korn
10 6 (6.32%) C-shell
11 4 (4.21%) C++
12 3 (3.16%) Bourne shell
13 2 (2.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (10.53%) Security Cleared
2 7 (7.37%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.11%) Degree
4 1 (1.05%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.16%) SLA
2 1 (1.05%) QA
System Software
1 11 (11.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (10.53%) vSphere
3 9 (9.47%) Samba
4 7 (7.37%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 7 (7.37%) PowerHA
5 6 (6.32%) KVM
5 6 (6.32%) Hyper-V
6 5 (5.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 4 (4.21%) Oracle RAC
7 4 (4.21%) VMware ESX
7 4 (4.21%) NFS
8 2 (2.11%) RHEV
8 2 (2.11%) iptables
9 1 (1.05%) Oracle Clusterware
9 1 (1.05%) Corosync
9 1 (1.05%) Active Directory
9 1 (1.05%) Firmware
9 1 (1.05%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 1 (1.05%) Squid
9 1 (1.05%) Xen
Systems Management
1 18 (18.95%) Puppet
2 11 (11.58%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 11 (11.58%) Nagios
2 11 (11.58%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (10.53%) NetBackup
4 8 (8.42%) Salt
5 6 (6.32%) Opsview
5 6 (6.32%) Graphite
5 6 (6.32%) Oracle ZFS
5 6 (6.32%) OpenView
5 6 (6.32%) SolarWinds Orion
5 6 (6.32%) Cacti
6 5 (5.26%) BladeLogic
7 3 (3.16%) Control-M
7 3 (3.16%) yum
8 2 (2.11%) Kibana
8 2 (2.11%) HAProxy
8 2 (2.11%) Ansible
8 2 (2.11%) logstash
8 2 (2.11%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 65 (68.42%) Red Hat
2 30 (31.58%) Oracle
3 28 (29.47%) VMware
4 21 (22.11%) IBM
4 21 (22.11%) Sun
4 21 (22.11%) Veritas
5 20 (21.05%) HP
6 13 (13.68%) EMC
7 12 (12.63%) Cisco
8 9 (9.47%) BMC
9 6 (6.32%) Microsoft
9 6 (6.32%) SolarWinds
10 5 (5.26%) NetApp
11 4 (4.21%) Dell
11 4 (4.21%) F5
12 3 (3.16%) Splunk
12 3 (3.16%) Axway
12 3 (3.16%) PlateSpin
12 3 (3.16%) Siebel
12 3 (3.16%) Business Objects
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