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 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix Engineer
Rank 472 522 549
Rank change year-on-year
+50 +27
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Engineer 184 105 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.34% 0.19% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.20% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 59 47
Median daily rate £375 £475 £324
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% +46.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £317 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £282
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +32.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Median hourly rate - £26.42 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -0.32%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £31.25 £26.50
% change year-on-year
- +17.92%

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
51683 51537 49827
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.72% 94.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 33740 31811 30809
Median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1490 2054 2097
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.50 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 +49 166 £393 -20.50% 28
London +6 64 £500 -4.76% 16
South East -1 28 £375 -23.07% 3
North East -18 28 £315 +11.70%
Newcastle upon Tyne -21 28 £315 +11.70%
Tyne and Wear -22 28 £315 +11.70%
North West +8 21 £325 -35.00% 5
Scotland -3 17 £330 +10.00% 1
Manchester - 16 £350 - 4
City of London +36 13 £625 +16.27% 5
Hampshire +2 11 £388 - 2
Erskine - 11 £325 -
Renfrewshire - 11 £325 -
South West -3 10 £350 -26.31% 1
Middlesex +5 9 £350 +1.44%
West Midlands -4 8 £500 - 1
Gloucestershire +5 6 £420 +5.00%
Telford - 6 £500 - 1
Shropshire - 6 £500 - 1
Glasgow +7 5 £400 - 1
Cheshire -7 5 £250 -50.00%
Havant +13 4 £350 -
East of England +7 4 £353 -2.68%
Knutsford - 4 £280 -
Buckinghamshire +12 3 £375 -
Bristol 0 3 £340 -38.18%
High Wycombe - 3 £375 -
Gosport - 3 £398 -
Southend-on-Sea +4 2 £358 -
Yorkshire +2 2 £370 -1.33%

Unix Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 290 (100.00%) Unix
2 226 (77.93%) Linux
3 101 (34.83%) Perl
4 93 (32.07%) Red Hat
5 92 (31.72%) Solaris
6 77 (26.55%) Security Cleared
7 75 (25.86%) Oracle
8 66 (22.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 63 (21.72%) SC Cleared
10 59 (20.34%) Puppet
10 59 (20.34%) DevOps
10 59 (20.34%) SAN
11 58 (20.00%) Apache
12 57 (19.66%) AIX
13 56 (19.31%) Finance
14 54 (18.62%) HP
15 51 (17.59%) ITIL
16 48 (16.55%) SQL
17 47 (16.21%) DNS
18 45 (15.52%) Bash Shell
19 44 (15.17%) Shell Script
19 44 (15.17%) Python
20 41 (14.14%) Configuration Management
21 40 (13.79%) Java
22 38 (13.10%) TCP/IP
23 36 (12.41%) WAN
24 35 (12.07%) VMware
25 34 (11.72%) Korn
26 33 (11.38%) Agile Software Development
27 32 (11.03%) LDAP

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 58 (20.00%) Apache
2 28 (9.66%) JBoss
3 26 (8.97%) WebLogic
4 15 (5.17%) Tomcat
5 11 (3.79%) WebSphere
6 10 (3.45%) Confluence
7 5 (1.72%) OpenStack
7 5 (1.72%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (0.69%) IIS
8 2 (0.69%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.69%) nginx
8 2 (0.69%) Oracle Application Server
8 2 (0.69%) WebLogic Portal
9 1 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.34%) IBM HTTP Server
9 1 (0.34%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.34%) Jetty
9 1 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.34%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (0.69%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.34%) HipChat
2 1 (0.34%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (1.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.69%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.41%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.03%) OpenShift
3 2 (0.69%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.69%) PaaS
3 2 (0.69%) SaaS
4 1 (0.34%) Amazon CloudSearch
4 1 (0.34%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.34%) GitHub
4 1 (0.34%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 59 (20.34%) SAN
2 47 (16.21%) DNS
3 38 (13.10%) TCP/IP
4 36 (12.41%) WAN
5 32 (11.03%) LDAP
6 29 (10.00%) Firewall
7 20 (6.90%) iSCSI
8 16 (5.52%) VPN
9 14 (4.83%) LAN
10 9 (3.10%) DHCP
11 7 (2.41%) Internet
11 7 (2.41%) SSH
11 7 (2.41%) SSL
12 6 (2.07%) OpenLDAP
13 4 (1.38%) Fibre Channel
13 4 (1.38%) HTTP
14 3 (1.03%) NAS
14 3 (1.03%) SMTP
15 2 (0.69%) IMAP
15 2 (0.69%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (4.14%) DB2
2 10 (3.45%) MySQL
3 4 (1.38%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.03%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (1.03%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.69%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.69%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.69%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (0.69%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.34%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.34%) DataStage
6 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.34%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (0.34%) SAP BI
6 1 (0.34%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.34%) SQLPlus
6 1 (0.34%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 22 (7.59%) Git (software)
2 14 (4.83%) Jenkins
3 13 (4.48%) JIRA
4 12 (4.14%) Subversion
5 8 (2.76%) Maven
6 6 (2.07%) Sonatype Nexus
7 5 (1.72%) TeamCity
8 4 (1.38%) ClearCase
8 4 (1.38%) FishEye
8 4 (1.38%) SonarQube
9 3 (1.03%) Ant
9 3 (1.03%) Vagrant
10 2 (0.69%) CppUnit
10 2 (0.69%) GoogleTest
10 2 (0.69%) NUnit
10 2 (0.69%) Oracle Forms
10 2 (0.69%) Rational Rose
10 2 (0.69%) StarTeam
11 1 (0.34%) JMeter
11 1 (0.34%) Visual Studio
General
1 56 (19.31%) Finance
2 22 (7.59%) Banking
3 7 (2.41%) Manufacturing
4 6 (2.07%) Investment Banking
4 6 (2.07%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.72%) Electronics
5 5 (1.72%) Financial Institution
5 5 (1.72%) Marketing
6 3 (1.03%) Law
7 2 (0.69%) Retail
8 1 (0.34%) Back Office
8 1 (0.34%) Front Office
8 1 (0.34%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (9.31%) Middleware
2 22 (7.59%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 22 (7.59%) STL
3 14 (4.83%) Web Services
4 10 (3.45%) XML
5 4 (1.38%) Software Packaging
5 4 (1.38%) WebSphere MQ
6 3 (1.03%) LAMP
6 3 (1.03%) MCollective
7 2 (0.69%) .NET
7 2 (0.69%) ActiveMQ
7 2 (0.69%) ELK Stack
7 2 (0.69%) J2EE
7 2 (0.69%) Motif
7 2 (0.69%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (0.69%) Sensu
7 2 (0.69%) Swing
8 1 (0.34%) Kafka
8 1 (0.34%) LEMP Stack
8 1 (0.34%) Ultra Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 22 (7.59%) HACMP
2 20 (6.90%) Clustering
3 16 (5.52%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (3.10%) Computer Science
5 6 (2.07%) Data Centre
5 6 (2.07%) User Experience
6 4 (1.38%) DataPower
6 4 (1.38%) NHS
6 4 (1.38%) PKI
7 3 (1.03%) Derivative
7 3 (1.03%) Driving Licence
7 3 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.03%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.03%) Mathematics
8 2 (0.69%) CMDB
8 2 (0.69%) FMCG
8 2 (0.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (0.69%) Freedom of Information
8 2 (0.69%) Freedom of Information Act
9 1 (0.34%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 290 (100.00%) Unix
2 226 (77.93%) Linux
3 92 (31.72%) Solaris
4 66 (22.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 57 (19.66%) AIX
6 26 (8.97%) Windows
7 18 (6.21%) HPUX
8 17 (5.86%) Oracle Linux
9 8 (2.76%) CentOS
9 8 (2.76%) Windows Server
10 6 (2.07%) Windows XP
11 5 (1.72%) SUSE
12 4 (1.38%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.69%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.69%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 1 (0.34%) Debian
14 1 (0.34%) Windows 10
14 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
14 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (20.34%) DevOps
2 51 (17.59%) ITIL
3 41 (14.14%) Configuration Management
4 33 (11.38%) Agile Software Development
5 30 (10.34%) High Availability
6 25 (8.62%) Disaster Recovery
7 24 (8.28%) Multithreading
8 23 (7.93%) Open Source
9 22 (7.59%) Unit Testing
10 21 (7.24%) Service Management
11 20 (6.90%) Continuous Integration
12 19 (6.55%) Software Engineering
13 18 (6.21%) Migration
14 15 (5.17%) Incident Management
14 15 (5.17%) ITIL V3
14 15 (5.17%) Project Management
15 14 (4.83%) Validation
16 13 (4.48%) Workflow
17 10 (3.45%) Scrum
17 10 (3.45%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 101 (34.83%) Perl
2 48 (16.55%) SQL
3 45 (15.52%) Bash Shell
4 44 (15.17%) Python
4 44 (15.17%) Shell Script
5 40 (13.79%) Java
6 34 (11.72%) Korn
7 29 (10.00%) C
8 24 (8.28%) C++
9 22 (7.59%) C-shell
10 14 (4.83%) Ruby
11 7 (2.41%) PL/SQL
12 5 (1.72%) JavaScript
12 5 (1.72%) PHP
12 5 (1.72%) PowerShell
13 3 (1.03%) Clojure
14 1 (0.34%) ANSI SQL
14 1 (0.34%) C#
14 1 (0.34%) Go
14 1 (0.34%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 77 (26.55%) Security Cleared
2 63 (21.72%) SC Cleared
3 18 (6.21%) DV Cleared
4 14 (4.83%) IBM AIX Certification
5 13 (4.48%) Degree
6 3 (1.03%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (1.03%) RHCA
6 3 (1.03%) RHCE
7 2 (0.69%) BC Cleared
7 2 (0.69%) CISSP
7 2 (0.69%) GCIH
7 2 (0.69%) GIAC
7 2 (0.69%) RHCSA
8 1 (0.34%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.07%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (1.38%) SLA
3 3 (1.03%) QA
4 1 (0.34%) MiFID
4 1 (0.34%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 25 (8.62%) Samba
2 22 (7.59%) NFS
3 20 (6.90%) vSphere
4 16 (5.52%) VMware ESXi
4 16 (5.52%) VMware Infrastructure
5 14 (4.83%) GPFS
6 12 (4.14%) Active Directory
6 12 (4.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 10 (3.45%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 8 (2.76%) Docker
9 4 (1.38%) Oracle Clusterware
9 4 (1.38%) Sendmail
10 2 (0.69%) RHEV
10 2 (0.69%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.34%) Hyper-V
11 1 (0.34%) iptables
11 1 (0.34%) KVM
11 1 (0.34%) PowerHA
11 1 (0.34%) Squid
11 1 (0.34%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 59 (20.34%) Puppet
2 19 (6.55%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (5.52%) Ansible
4 15 (5.17%) Red Hat Satellite
5 13 (4.48%) HP Data Protector
6 8 (2.76%) yum
7 7 (2.41%) Nagios
8 5 (1.72%) NetBackup
8 5 (1.72%) Oracle RMAN
8 5 (1.72%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 4 (1.38%) ZABBIX
10 3 (1.03%) Oracle ZFS
11 2 (0.69%) Cobbler
11 2 (0.69%) FreeIPA
11 2 (0.69%) Graylog
11 2 (0.69%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 2 (0.69%) Icinga
11 2 (0.69%) Kubernetes
11 2 (0.69%) SELinux
11 2 (0.69%) Terraform
Vendors
1 93 (32.07%) Red Hat
2 75 (25.86%) Oracle
3 54 (18.62%) HP
4 35 (12.07%) VMware
5 30 (10.34%) IBM
6 26 (8.97%) Veritas
7 13 (4.48%) NetApp
8 12 (4.14%) Pega
8 12 (4.14%) ServiceNow
9 11 (3.79%) Cisco
10 10 (3.45%) Splunk
10 10 (3.45%) webMethods
11 8 (2.76%) Atlassian
12 7 (2.41%) SAP
13 6 (2.07%) Sun
14 5 (1.72%) Microsoft
14 5 (1.72%) Symantec
15 4 (1.38%) New Relic
16 3 (1.03%) Dell
16 3 (1.03%) F5
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