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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX Engineer
Rank 544 509 542
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +33
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Engineer 68 77 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.15% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.16% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 60 32
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£430 £387 £391
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.03% -0.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £521 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £430 £285 £260
% change year-on-year
+50.87% +9.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £25.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £25.75

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
52430 48925 53586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.02% 92.73% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32042 29264 29965
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £231 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2056 2117 2633
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014. 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 -19 65 £430 +10.96% 19
South East +12 20 £340 -20.93% 1
London -12 19 £450 +12.50% 5
Yorkshire +13 14 £430 +56.36% 6
Surrey - 14 £328 -
West Yorkshire +15 10 £430 - 3
Leeds - 10 £430 - 3
East Midlands +10 8 £430 +32.30%
North West -8 6 £435 +68.93% 1
Cheshire +12 5 £430 +41.44% 1
Nottinghamshire - 5 £430 -
Nottingham - 5 £430 -
City of London +15 4 £450 +12.50% 2
Hampshire -9 3 £440 +60.00%
Scotland -11 3 £393 +42.84%
Buckinghamshire -3 2 - -
North Yorkshire - 2 £335 - 3
Milton Keynes - 2 - -
York - 2 £335 - 2
Glasgow - 2 £450 -
Berkshire +4 1 - - 1
East of England -21 1 - -
South West -46 1 £375 +36.36% 5
Tyne and Wear - 1 £350 -
North East - 1 £350 -
Wiltshire - 1 £375 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £350 -
Camberley - 1 £450 -
Cardiff - - - -
Chippenham - - - -

UNIX Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

1 117 (100.00%) UNIX
2 77 (65.81%) Linux
3 67 (57.26%) Solaris
4 63 (53.85%) Red Hat
5 59 (50.43%) Oracle
6 49 (41.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 40 (34.19%) SAN
8 28 (23.93%) DNS
9 26 (22.22%) Perl
10 25 (21.37%) Security Cleared
11 24 (20.51%) SC Cleared
11 24 (20.51%) WebLogic
11 24 (20.51%) VMware
12 22 (18.80%) AIX
13 19 (16.24%) SQL
13 19 (16.24%) Configuration Management
13 19 (16.24%) VMware Infrastructure
14 18 (15.38%) Middleware
14 18 (15.38%) Windows
15 17 (14.53%) DHCP
16 16 (13.68%) Apache
16 16 (13.68%) Firewall
16 16 (13.68%) Finance
16 16 (13.68%) Banking
17 15 (12.82%) Bash Shell
18 14 (11.97%) GlassFish
18 14 (11.97%) NetApp
18 14 (11.97%) Shell Script
18 14 (11.97%) HP
18 14 (11.97%) IBM

UNIX Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 24 (20.51%) WebLogic
2 16 (13.68%) Apache
3 14 (11.97%) GlassFish
4 12 (10.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 9 (7.69%) WebSphere
6 5 (4.27%) ATG Dynamo
6 5 (4.27%) Oracle Application Server
7 2 (1.71%) MS Exchange
7 2 (1.71%) FileNet
8 1 (0.85%) iPlanet
8 1 (0.85%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.85%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.85%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.85%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.85%) TIBCO EMS
8 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.71%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 40 (34.19%) SAN
2 28 (23.93%) DNS
3 17 (14.53%) DHCP
4 16 (13.68%) Firewall
5 13 (11.11%) NAS
6 12 (10.26%) TCP/IP
7 11 (9.40%) LDAP
7 11 (9.40%) WAN
8 10 (8.55%) LAN
8 10 (8.55%) VPN
9 5 (4.27%) SSL
10 4 (3.42%) OpenLDAP
10 4 (3.42%) Kerberos
11 3 (2.56%) SMTP
11 3 (2.56%) HTTPS
11 3 (2.56%) SSH
12 2 (1.71%) IMAP
12 2 (1.71%) Intrusion Detection
12 2 (1.71%) HTTP
12 2 (1.71%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (11.11%) Oracle Database
2 9 (7.69%) SQL Server
3 8 (6.84%) Oracle Database 11g
4 6 (5.13%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.85%) Oracle9i Database
5 1 (0.85%) MySQL
5 1 (0.85%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.85%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.85%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (2.56%) GCC
2 1 (0.85%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.85%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.85%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.85%) Maven
2 1 (0.85%) JIRA
General
1 16 (13.68%) Finance
1 16 (13.68%) Banking
2 5 (4.27%) Investment Banking
3 4 (3.42%) Retail
4 3 (2.56%) Front Office
4 3 (2.56%) International Banking
5 1 (0.85%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.85%) Automotive
5 1 (0.85%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (15.38%) Middleware
2 6 (5.13%) Web Services
3 3 (2.56%) WebSockets
4 2 (1.71%) CSS
4 2 (1.71%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.85%) Rendezvous
5 1 (0.85%) .NET
5 1 (0.85%) MCollective
5 1 (0.85%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.85%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.55%) Open Source
2 7 (5.98%) Clustering
3 6 (5.13%) Computer Science
3 6 (5.13%) Fat Client
3 6 (5.13%) Thin Client
4 5 (4.27%) Mainframe
4 5 (4.27%) Replication
4 5 (4.27%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.56%) HACMP
5 3 (2.56%) PKI
6 2 (1.71%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.71%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (1.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.71%) EPoS
7 1 (0.85%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 117 (100.00%) UNIX
2 77 (65.81%) Linux
3 67 (57.26%) Solaris
4 49 (41.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 22 (18.80%) AIX
6 18 (15.38%) Windows
7 10 (8.55%) HPUX
8 5 (4.27%) CentOS
9 4 (3.42%) Windows XP
10 3 (2.56%) SUSE
10 3 (2.56%) VMS
11 1 (0.85%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (16.24%) Configuration Management
2 13 (11.11%) Load Balancing
3 12 (10.26%) SOA
4 11 (9.40%) Disaster Recovery
5 10 (8.55%) Service Management
6 8 (6.84%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 8 (6.84%) Root Cause Analysis
6 8 (6.84%) E-Commerce
6 8 (6.84%) ITIL
6 8 (6.84%) Migration
7 7 (5.98%) Performance Analysis
8 6 (5.13%) Performance Testing
8 6 (5.13%) Release Management
9 5 (4.27%) Change Data Capture
9 5 (4.27%) Kernel Tuning
9 5 (4.27%) DevOps
10 4 (3.42%) Capacity Management
11 3 (2.56%) Six Sigma
11 3 (2.56%) Project Management
11 3 (2.56%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 26 (22.22%) Perl
2 19 (16.24%) SQL
3 15 (12.82%) Bash Shell
4 14 (11.97%) Shell Script
5 9 (7.69%) Python
5 9 (7.69%) Korn
6 7 (5.98%) Java
7 6 (5.13%) Bourne shell
8 5 (4.27%) C
8 5 (4.27%) Ruby
9 4 (3.42%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.71%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.71%) C-shell
11 1 (0.85%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.85%) Jython
11 1 (0.85%) C++
11 1 (0.85%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 25 (21.37%) Security Cleared
2 24 (20.51%) SC Cleared
3 6 (5.13%) Degree
4 3 (2.56%) IBM AIX Certification
5 2 (1.71%) RHCE
6 1 (0.85%) CCNA
6 1 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.85%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.84%) SLA
2 3 (2.56%) QA
System Software
1 19 (16.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (9.40%) Oracle RAC
3 9 (7.69%) Active Directory
3 9 (7.69%) NFS
4 8 (6.84%) RHEV
4 8 (6.84%) Samba
5 7 (5.98%) VMware ESX
6 5 (4.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 5 (4.27%) KVM
7 3 (2.56%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 3 (2.56%) Sendmail
7 3 (2.56%) GPFS
8 2 (1.71%) Postfix
9 1 (0.85%) Veritas File System
9 1 (0.85%) vSphere
9 1 (0.85%) vCloud
9 1 (0.85%) Squid
Systems Management
1 9 (7.69%) NetBackup
2 7 (5.98%) Puppet
3 6 (5.13%) YUM
4 3 (2.56%) Nagios
5 2 (1.71%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.85%) Legato
6 1 (0.85%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.85%) Control-M
6 1 (0.85%) CA SiteMinder
6 1 (0.85%) Ansible
6 1 (0.85%) CFEngine
6 1 (0.85%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.85%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 63 (53.85%) Red Hat
2 59 (50.43%) Oracle
3 24 (20.51%) VMware
4 14 (11.97%) NetApp
4 14 (11.97%) HP
4 14 (11.97%) IBM
5 13 (11.11%) Veritas
6 12 (10.26%) JBoss
7 10 (8.55%) Sun
8 8 (6.84%) Citrix
9 7 (5.98%) EMC
10 5 (4.27%) ATG
11 4 (3.42%) Brocade
12 3 (2.56%) Symantec
12 3 (2.56%) Sybase
12 3 (2.56%) BMC
13 2 (1.71%) Cisco
13 2 (1.71%) Business Objects
13 2 (1.71%) Siebel
13 2 (1.71%) Hitachi
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