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 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix Engineer
Rank 521 583 524
Rank change year-on-year
+62 -59
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Engineer 126 76 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.13% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.14% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 39 66
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £560 £506
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
-8.20% +2.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Median hourly rate £20.00 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.85% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year
-42.85% -

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
51191 54614 52615
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.69% 94.95% 94.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 33346 34728 31784
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1648 2049 2054
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.33 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.90% +1.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +1.67%

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 30 August 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 30 August 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 +50 116 £375 -6.25% 21
London -9 49 £600 +44.57% 9
North East - 33 £295 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 32 £295 -
Tyne and Wear - 32 £295 -
South East +23 25 £399 -0.31% 5
Hampshire +19 19 £399 +13.92%
City of London +34 12 £625 +2.04% 3
Gosport - 11 £383 -
Scotland +18 9 £353 +0.71%
Erskine - 5 £360 -
Renfrewshire - 5 £360 -
Cambridgeshire +24 4 £300 - 1
East of England +18 4 £300 -14.28% 1
Edinburgh +5 3 - -
North West +12 2 £375 +127.27% 1
South West +12 2 £363 +20.83% 4
Surrey +3 2 £413 +3.12% 1
Oxfordshire - 2 £475 -
Oxford - 2 £475 -
Buckinghamshire +15 1 - -
Merseyside +7 1 - -
Liverpool +4 1 - -
Durham - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £375 - 1
Croydon - 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 £320 -
Camberley - 1 £450 -
Brighton - 1 £320 -
Hove - 1 £320 -

Unix Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 August 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.

1 308 (100.00%) Unix
2 248 (80.52%) Linux
3 107 (34.74%) Perl
4 100 (32.47%) Red Hat
5 94 (30.52%) Solaris
6 81 (26.30%) Oracle
7 77 (25.00%) SAN
8 74 (24.03%) HP
8 74 (24.03%) Apache
9 73 (23.70%) Security Cleared
10 70 (22.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 69 (22.40%) DevOps
12 64 (20.78%) Puppet
13 62 (20.13%) Finance
14 60 (19.48%) ITIL
14 60 (19.48%) SC Cleared
15 53 (17.21%) Bash Shell
15 53 (17.21%) DNS
15 53 (17.21%) Shell Script
16 52 (16.88%) Python
17 51 (16.56%) Java
18 48 (15.58%) Windows
18 48 (15.58%) VMware
19 46 (14.94%) AIX
20 44 (14.29%) WAN
20 44 (14.29%) Korn
21 40 (12.99%) SQL
22 39 (12.66%) TCP/IP
23 36 (11.69%) Agile Software Development
23 36 (11.69%) Banking

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 74 (24.03%) Apache
2 23 (7.47%) JBoss
2 23 (7.47%) WebLogic
3 16 (5.19%) Confluence
4 15 (4.87%) OpenStack
5 10 (3.25%) Tomcat
6 9 (2.92%) WebSphere
7 4 (1.30%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (0.97%) IIS
8 3 (0.97%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.65%) Oracle Application Server
9 2 (0.65%) WebLogic Portal
10 1 (0.32%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.32%) ColdFusion
10 1 (0.32%) IBM HTTP Server
10 1 (0.32%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.32%) nginx
10 1 (0.32%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.32%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.32%) HipChat
1 1 (0.32%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (1.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.65%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.62%) OpenShift
3 4 (1.30%) PaaS
4 2 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.32%) GitHub
5 1 (0.32%) Office 365
5 1 (0.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 77 (25.00%) SAN
2 53 (17.21%) DNS
3 44 (14.29%) WAN
4 39 (12.66%) TCP/IP
5 32 (10.39%) LDAP
6 30 (9.74%) iSCSI
7 17 (5.52%) Firewall
8 11 (3.57%) LAN
8 11 (3.57%) SSH
8 11 (3.57%) SSL
8 11 (3.57%) VPN
9 7 (2.27%) DHCP
9 7 (2.27%) Internet
10 6 (1.95%) OpenLDAP
11 5 (1.62%) NAS
11 5 (1.62%) SMTP
12 4 (1.30%) HTTP
13 3 (0.97%) Ethernet
13 3 (0.97%) Kerberos
13 3 (0.97%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (5.84%) MySQL
2 14 (4.55%) DB2
3 7 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (1.62%) SQL Server
5 4 (1.30%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.97%) DB2 UDB
7 2 (0.65%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (0.65%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.32%) Big Data
8 1 (0.32%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.32%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.32%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.32%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.32%) SAP BI
8 1 (0.32%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 25 (8.12%) Git (software)
2 19 (6.17%) JIRA
3 18 (5.84%) Jenkins
4 14 (4.55%) Subversion
5 11 (3.57%) Sonatype Nexus
5 11 (3.57%) TeamCity
6 9 (2.92%) ClearCase
6 9 (2.92%) SonarQube
7 8 (2.60%) StarTeam
8 7 (2.27%) Vagrant
9 6 (1.95%) FishEye
10 5 (1.62%) Maven
11 2 (0.65%) Artifactory
12 1 (0.32%) Automake
12 1 (0.32%) Bitbucket
12 1 (0.32%) CppUnit
12 1 (0.32%) Facilita Forecast
12 1 (0.32%) Flyway
12 1 (0.32%) Gradle
12 1 (0.32%) Selenium
General
1 62 (20.13%) Finance
2 36 (11.69%) Banking
3 10 (3.25%) Financial Institution
3 10 (3.25%) Investment Banking
4 7 (2.27%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.95%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.30%) Electronics
6 4 (1.30%) Law
6 4 (1.30%) Marketing
7 2 (0.65%) Front Office
7 2 (0.65%) Legal
8 1 (0.32%) Advertising
8 1 (0.32%) Back Office
8 1 (0.32%) Games
8 1 (0.32%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (7.47%) Middleware
2 11 (3.57%) LAMP
3 10 (3.25%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 9 (2.92%) STL
5 6 (1.95%) Web Services
5 6 (1.95%) XML
6 4 (1.30%) WebSphere MQ
7 3 (0.97%) ActiveMQ
7 3 (0.97%) Software Packaging
8 2 (0.65%) AngularJS
8 2 (0.65%) J2EE
8 2 (0.65%) Swing
9 1 (0.32%) HTML
9 1 (0.32%) JSON
9 1 (0.32%) RabbitMQ
9 1 (0.32%) Regular Expression
9 1 (0.32%) Rendezvous
9 1 (0.32%) TIBCO EMS
9 1 (0.32%) Ultra Messaging
9 1 (0.32%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 22 (7.14%) Clustering
2 14 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (3.90%) Computer Science
4 11 (3.57%) Data Centre
5 6 (1.95%) HACMP
6 5 (1.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 4 (1.30%) PKI
8 3 (0.97%) Algorithms
8 3 (0.97%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.97%) NHS
9 2 (0.65%) CLARiiON
9 2 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.65%) FMCG
9 2 (0.65%) Freedom of Information
9 2 (0.65%) Freedom of Information Act
10 1 (0.32%) CMDB
10 1 (0.32%) DataPower
10 1 (0.32%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.32%) HP Superdome
10 1 (0.32%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 308 (100.00%) Unix
2 248 (80.52%) Linux
3 94 (30.52%) Solaris
4 70 (22.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 48 (15.58%) Windows
6 46 (14.94%) AIX
7 35 (11.36%) HPUX
8 26 (8.44%) Oracle Linux
9 18 (5.84%) Windows Server
10 11 (3.57%) CentOS
11 7 (2.27%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 5 (1.62%) SUSE
12 5 (1.62%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.65%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.32%) Amazon Linux
14 1 (0.32%) Debian
14 1 (0.32%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (22.40%) DevOps
2 60 (19.48%) ITIL
3 36 (11.69%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (10.71%) Unit Testing
5 29 (9.42%) Incident Management
6 26 (8.44%) Configuration Management
7 24 (7.79%) Virtual Environments
8 23 (7.47%) Continuous Integration
9 19 (6.17%) High Availability
10 18 (5.84%) Service Delivery
11 17 (5.52%) Migration
11 17 (5.52%) Service Management
12 14 (4.55%) Validation
13 13 (4.22%) Change Management
13 13 (4.22%) Open Source
14 12 (3.90%) Disaster Recovery
15 11 (3.57%) Problem Management
15 11 (3.57%) Root Cause Analysis
16 10 (3.25%) Software Engineering
17 9 (2.92%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 107 (34.74%) Perl
2 53 (17.21%) Bash Shell
2 53 (17.21%) Shell Script
3 52 (16.88%) Python
4 51 (16.56%) Java
5 44 (14.29%) Korn
6 40 (12.99%) SQL
7 34 (11.04%) C-shell
8 14 (4.55%) Ruby
9 13 (4.22%) C
10 10 (3.25%) C++
11 7 (2.27%) PL/SQL
12 6 (1.95%) Clojure
12 6 (1.95%) PHP
13 5 (1.62%) JavaScript
13 5 (1.62%) PowerShell
14 3 (0.97%) C#
15 2 (0.65%) VB
16 1 (0.32%) Scala
Qualifications
1 73 (23.70%) Security Cleared
2 60 (19.48%) SC Cleared
3 30 (9.74%) DV Cleared
4 18 (5.84%) Degree
5 10 (3.25%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (1.30%) IBM AIX Certification
7 3 (0.97%) RHCA
7 3 (0.97%) RHCE
8 1 (0.32%) AAT
8 1 (0.32%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.32%) CISSP
8 1 (0.32%) GCIH
8 1 (0.32%) GIAC
8 1 (0.32%) PhD
8 1 (0.32%) RHCSA
8 1 (0.32%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.57%) SLA
2 8 (2.60%) Disclosure Scotland
3 7 (2.27%) ISO 9001
4 4 (1.30%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.97%) QA
6 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.32%) MiFID
6 1 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 35 (11.36%) Samba
2 29 (9.42%) Virtual Servers
3 27 (8.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (6.17%) Active Directory
5 18 (5.84%) vSphere
6 17 (5.52%) NFS
7 14 (4.55%) Docker
7 14 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (2.60%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 6 (1.95%) Virtual Machines
10 5 (1.62%) Sendmail
11 4 (1.30%) GPFS
11 4 (1.30%) Virtual Desktop
12 3 (0.97%) DFS Replication
13 2 (0.65%) Hyper-V
13 2 (0.65%) iptables
13 2 (0.65%) Oracle Clusterware
13 2 (0.65%) RHEV
13 2 (0.65%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 2 (0.65%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 64 (20.78%) Puppet
2 25 (8.12%) Opscode Chef
3 23 (7.47%) HP Data Protector
4 16 (5.19%) Ansible
5 13 (4.22%) Red Hat Satellite
6 8 (2.60%) Nagios
7 5 (1.62%) NetBackup
7 5 (1.62%) Oracle ZFS
8 4 (1.30%) Microsoft Clustering
8 4 (1.30%) Oracle RMAN
8 4 (1.30%) yum
9 2 (0.65%) FreeIPA
9 2 (0.65%) Graylog
9 2 (0.65%) Icinga
9 2 (0.65%) Kubernetes
9 2 (0.65%) Linux-HA
9 2 (0.65%) OpenView
9 2 (0.65%) SELinux
9 2 (0.65%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 2 (0.65%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 100 (32.47%) Red Hat
2 81 (26.30%) Oracle
3 74 (24.03%) HP
4 48 (15.58%) VMware
5 23 (7.47%) IBM
6 21 (6.82%) ServiceNow
7 20 (6.49%) Atlassian
8 18 (5.84%) Microsoft
9 17 (5.52%) NetApp
10 13 (4.22%) Veritas
11 11 (3.57%) Splunk
12 10 (3.25%) Cisco
13 7 (2.27%) Sun
13 7 (2.27%) Symantec
14 5 (1.62%) CA
14 5 (1.62%) Citrix
14 5 (1.62%) EMC
14 5 (1.62%) Pega
14 5 (1.62%) SAP
15 3 (0.97%) Informatica
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