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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX Engineer
Rank 551 533 494
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -39
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Engineer 42 66 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.075% 0.12% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.081% 0.13% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 45 52
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£400 £360 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £225 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £486
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £280 £400
% change year-on-year
+33.93% -30.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £30.00

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
51645 52060 44962
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.35% 92.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 31339 31560 25761
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £346
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2019 2073 2241
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 -31 35 £400 +4.57% 6
London -18 13 £513 +24.84% 4
City of London +14 5 £404 -3.11% 3
Yorkshire -14 5 £300 +6.66%
South East -15 5 £488 +62.50%
West Yorkshire - 5 £300 -
East of England +21 3 £363 -
Hertfordshire +11 3 £363 -
South West +5 3 £400 - 1
Wales -1 3 £380 +80.95% 1
Gloucestershire -9 3 £400 -
Leeds - 3 £300 -
Filton - 3 £400 -
Kent - 2 £488 -
Berkshire - 2 - -
Scotland -1 1 - -
South Wales - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Devon - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Somerset - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
North West - - - - 1
Hampshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Rotherham - - - -

UNIX Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 96 (100.00%) UNIX
2 79 (82.29%) Linux
3 59 (61.46%) Red Hat
4 44 (45.83%) Solaris
5 40 (41.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 37 (38.54%) Perl
7 34 (35.42%) AIX
8 31 (32.29%) Oracle
9 30 (31.25%) SAN
10 26 (27.08%) VMware
11 25 (26.04%) Veritas
11 25 (26.04%) Puppet
12 24 (25.00%) Sun
12 24 (25.00%) HP
13 23 (23.96%) ITIL
13 23 (23.96%) EMC
14 22 (22.92%) DNS
15 21 (21.88%) Python
15 21 (21.88%) Finance
16 19 (19.79%) Configuration Management
16 19 (19.79%) TCP/IP
17 18 (18.75%) IBM
17 18 (18.75%) Windows
17 18 (18.75%) Bash Shell
18 17 (17.71%) Ruby
19 15 (15.63%) Apache
19 15 (15.63%) Firewall
19 15 (15.63%) Clustering
19 15 (15.63%) Opscode Chef
20 14 (14.58%) Veritas Cluster Server

UNIX Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 15 (15.63%) Apache
2 12 (12.50%) Tomcat
3 8 (8.33%) WebLogic
4 5 (5.21%) JBoss
5 3 (3.13%) SharePoint
5 3 (3.13%) iPlanet
5 3 (3.13%) Oracle Application Server
6 2 (2.08%) WebSphere
6 2 (2.08%) WebLogic Portal
6 2 (2.08%) MQSeries
6 2 (2.08%) Jetty
6 2 (2.08%) nginx
6 2 (2.08%) Node.js
6 2 (2.08%) OpenStack
6 2 (2.08%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (2.08%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.04%) MS Exchange
7 1 (1.04%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (3.13%) MS Office
2 2 (2.08%) MS Project
3 1 (1.04%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.13%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (1.04%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.21%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 30 (31.25%) SAN
2 22 (22.92%) DNS
3 19 (19.79%) TCP/IP
4 15 (15.63%) Firewall
5 12 (12.50%) LDAP
6 9 (9.38%) SSH
7 6 (6.25%) NAS
8 5 (5.21%) WAN
9 4 (4.17%) DHCP
9 4 (4.17%) Internet
10 3 (3.13%) SMTP
10 3 (3.13%) FCoE
10 3 (3.13%) PuTTY
10 3 (3.13%) VLAN
10 3 (3.13%) Network Security
10 3 (3.13%) iSCSI
11 2 (2.08%) Wireshark
11 2 (2.08%) LAN
11 2 (2.08%) VPN
11 2 (2.08%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.33%) Oracle Database
2 5 (5.21%) MySQL
3 2 (2.08%) Informix
3 2 (2.08%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (2.08%) RDBMS
3 2 (2.08%) SQLite
3 2 (2.08%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.08%) InfluxDB
4 1 (1.04%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.04%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (1.04%) InterSystems Cache
4 1 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.04%) DB2
Development Applications
1 6 (6.25%) Jenkins
2 4 (4.17%) JIRA
3 3 (3.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (2.08%) Ant
General
1 21 (21.88%) Finance
2 13 (13.54%) Banking
3 3 (3.13%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.08%) Retail
5 1 (1.04%) Games
5 1 (1.04%) Front Office
5 1 (1.04%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.42%) Middleware
2 3 (3.13%) J2EE
2 3 (3.13%) Web Services
2 3 (3.13%) Flash
3 1 (1.04%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (1.04%) .NET
3 1 (1.04%) XML
3 1 (1.04%) SOAP
3 1 (1.04%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (1.04%) Software Packaging
3 1 (1.04%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (15.63%) Clustering
2 9 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (8.33%) Open Source
4 7 (7.29%) Management Information System
5 4 (4.17%) HACMP
6 3 (3.13%) PKI
6 3 (3.13%) Enterprise Storage
6 3 (3.13%) IBM XIV
7 2 (2.08%) Grid Computing
7 2 (2.08%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.04%) Wiki
8 1 (1.04%) DataPower
8 1 (1.04%) LPAR
8 1 (1.04%) Symmetrix DMX
8 1 (1.04%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (1.04%) Derivative
8 1 (1.04%) Statistics
8 1 (1.04%) Mathematics
8 1 (1.04%) NHS
8 1 (1.04%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 96 (100.00%) UNIX
2 79 (82.29%) Linux
3 44 (45.83%) Solaris
4 40 (41.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 34 (35.42%) AIX
6 18 (18.75%) Windows
7 13 (13.54%) SUSE
8 8 (8.33%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 8 (8.33%) HPUX
9 6 (6.25%) Oracle Linux
10 3 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (3.13%) Ubuntu
11 2 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (2.08%) Debian
11 2 (2.08%) VMS
12 1 (1.04%) Windows XP
12 1 (1.04%) CentOS
12 1 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (23.96%) ITIL
2 19 (19.79%) Configuration Management
3 13 (13.54%) Service Management
4 12 (12.50%) Service Delivery
5 10 (10.42%) Load Balancing
6 9 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
7 8 (8.33%) Migration
7 8 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (6.25%) ITSM
8 6 (6.25%) DevOps
9 5 (5.21%) Low Latency
9 5 (5.21%) Algorithmic Trading
10 4 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis
10 4 (4.17%) Workflow
10 4 (4.17%) Change Management
10 4 (4.17%) OO
10 4 (4.17%) Performance Tuning
11 3 (3.13%) Unit Testing
11 3 (3.13%) Procure-to-pay
Programming Languages
1 37 (38.54%) Perl
2 21 (21.88%) Python
3 18 (18.75%) Bash Shell
4 17 (17.71%) Ruby
5 8 (8.33%) Korn
5 8 (8.33%) Shell Script
5 8 (8.33%) SQL
6 7 (7.29%) Java
7 6 (6.25%) C-shell
8 4 (4.17%) Bourne shell
9 3 (3.13%) PHP
9 3 (3.13%) C
10 2 (2.08%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.04%) C++
Qualifications
1 12 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 10 (10.42%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.17%) Degree
4 2 (2.08%) IBM AIX Certification
5 1 (1.04%) SCSA
5 1 (1.04%) RHCE
5 1 (1.04%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.08%) SLA
2 1 (1.04%) QA
System Software
1 14 (14.58%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 13 (13.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (12.50%) Samba
4 7 (7.29%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 6 (6.25%) vSphere
5 6 (6.25%) Active Directory
5 6 (6.25%) Hyper-V
6 4 (4.17%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (4.17%) NFS
6 4 (4.17%) VMware ESX
6 4 (4.17%) PowerHA
7 3 (3.13%) KVM
8 2 (2.08%) GPFS
9 1 (1.04%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (1.04%) Veritas File System
9 1 (1.04%) Squid
9 1 (1.04%) VMware Server
9 1 (1.04%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 25 (26.04%) Puppet
2 15 (15.63%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (13.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 11 (11.46%) NetBackup
5 8 (8.33%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 4 (4.17%) Nagios
6 4 (4.17%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 4 (4.17%) OpenView
6 4 (4.17%) Salt
7 3 (3.13%) Backup Exec
7 3 (3.13%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (2.08%) Cacti
8 2 (2.08%) SolarWinds Orion
8 2 (2.08%) yum
8 2 (2.08%) BladeLogic
8 2 (2.08%) BMC PATROL
8 2 (2.08%) Control-M
8 2 (2.08%) Kibana
8 2 (2.08%) Opsview
8 2 (2.08%) Graphite
Vendors
1 59 (61.46%) Red Hat
2 31 (32.29%) Oracle
3 26 (27.08%) VMware
4 25 (26.04%) Veritas
5 24 (25.00%) Sun
5 24 (25.00%) HP
6 23 (23.96%) EMC
7 18 (18.75%) IBM
8 10 (10.42%) Cisco
9 6 (6.25%) BMC
10 5 (5.21%) NetApp
11 4 (4.17%) Symantec
12 3 (3.13%) PlateSpin
12 3 (3.13%) F5
12 3 (3.13%) Splunk
12 3 (3.13%) Dell
13 2 (2.08%) Citrix
13 2 (2.08%) Microsoft
13 2 (2.08%) Vignette
13 2 (2.08%) Cognos
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