The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX Engineer
Rank 541 477 514
Rank change year-on-year
-64 +37
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Engineer 53 93 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.097% 0.18% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.20% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 57 30
Average daily rate
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£350 £385 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +13.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £250 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £516 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £22.50 £45.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -50.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.50 £45.75
% change year-on-year
- -50.81%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50521 47308 53478
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.33% 92.54% 92.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 30608 27726 29859
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £231 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1993 2123 2716
Average hourly rate £16.58 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.25% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -69 48 £350 -9.09% 19
London -10 17 £450 +11.11% 6
North East - 12 £325 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 11 £303 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 11 £303 - 1
South East -17 7 £320 -26.85% 2
Surrey -3 5 £320 -26.85%
City of London +15 4 £375 -11.76% 4
Yorkshire +3 3 - - 7
East Midlands +2 1 - -
East of England -24 1 - -
North West - - - - 1
South Wales - - - -
South West - - - - 2
Wales - - - -
Wiltshire - - - - 1
Manchester - - - -
Bath - - - - 1
Bristol - - - -
Camberley - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Chippenham - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
Knutsford - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Reading - - - -
Rickmansworth - - - -
Southampton - - - -
St Albans - - - -
Stockport - - - -

UNIX Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 113 (100.00%) UNIX
2 78 (69.03%) Linux
3 66 (58.41%) Solaris
3 66 (58.41%) Red Hat
4 61 (53.98%) Oracle
5 49 (43.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 27 (23.89%) SQL
6 27 (23.89%) SAN
7 25 (22.12%) Perl
8 24 (21.24%) Windows
8 24 (21.24%) AIX
9 22 (19.47%) SC Cleared
9 22 (19.47%) Security Cleared
9 22 (19.47%) WebLogic
9 22 (19.47%) DNS
10 21 (18.58%) Veritas
11 20 (17.70%) Middleware
12 19 (16.81%) Firewall
12 19 (16.81%) Finance
12 19 (16.81%) VMware
13 18 (15.93%) Configuration Management
13 18 (15.93%) Oracle Database
14 17 (15.04%) Banking
14 17 (15.04%) VMware Infrastructure
14 17 (15.04%) Oracle RAC
15 16 (14.16%) IBM
16 14 (12.39%) LDAP
16 14 (12.39%) LAN
16 14 (12.39%) WAN
16 14 (12.39%) Disaster Recovery

UNIX Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 22 (19.47%) WebLogic
2 8 (7.08%) Apache
3 7 (6.19%) WebSphere
4 6 (5.31%) GlassFish
5 5 (4.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 5 (4.42%) Oracle Application Server
6 4 (3.54%) Oracle Spatial
7 3 (2.65%) ATG Dynamo
8 2 (1.77%) FileNet
9 1 (0.88%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.88%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.88%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.88%) iPlanet
9 1 (0.88%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.88%) TIBCO EMS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 27 (23.89%) SAN
2 22 (19.47%) DNS
3 19 (16.81%) Firewall
4 14 (12.39%) LDAP
4 14 (12.39%) LAN
4 14 (12.39%) WAN
5 13 (11.50%) VPN
6 11 (9.73%) DHCP
7 8 (7.08%) TCP/IP
8 7 (6.19%) NAS
9 5 (4.42%) SSL
10 3 (2.65%) OpenLDAP
10 3 (2.65%) HTTPS
10 3 (2.65%) HTTP
10 3 (2.65%) SSH
11 2 (1.77%) Intrusion Detection
12 1 (0.88%) IMAP
12 1 (0.88%) Cisco IOS
12 1 (0.88%) Cisco PIX
12 1 (0.88%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (15.93%) Oracle Database
2 13 (11.50%) Oracle Database 11g
3 10 (8.85%) SQL Server
4 6 (5.31%) Oracle Database 10g
4 6 (5.31%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (4.42%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (1.77%) MySQL
6 2 (1.77%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.77%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.88%) Oracle9i Database
7 1 (0.88%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.88%) DB2
7 1 (0.88%) KDB
7 1 (0.88%) Big Data
7 1 (0.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (2.65%) GCC
2 2 (1.77%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.77%) JIRA
3 1 (0.88%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.88%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.88%) JUnit
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.88%) JMeter
3 1 (0.88%) Maven
General
1 19 (16.81%) Finance
2 17 (15.04%) Banking
3 7 (6.19%) Investment Banking
4 4 (3.54%) Retail
5 3 (2.65%) Front Office
5 3 (2.65%) International Banking
6 2 (1.77%) Back Office
6 2 (1.77%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.88%) Automotive
7 1 (0.88%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.88%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (17.70%) Middleware
2 6 (5.31%) Web Services
3 3 (2.65%) CSS
3 3 (2.65%) Software Packaging
3 3 (2.65%) WebSockets
4 2 (1.77%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.88%) Rendezvous
5 1 (0.88%) CORBA
5 1 (0.88%) SOAP
5 1 (0.88%) .NET
5 1 (0.88%) J2EE
5 1 (0.88%) MCollective
5 1 (0.88%) wxWidgets
5 1 (0.88%) Xerces
5 1 (0.88%) Xalan
5 1 (0.88%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (0.88%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.73%) Clustering
1 11 (9.73%) Open Source
2 6 (5.31%) Fat Client
2 6 (5.31%) Replication
2 6 (5.31%) Thin Client
3 5 (4.42%) HACMP
3 5 (4.42%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.77%) CMDB
4 2 (1.77%) Mainframe
4 2 (1.77%) EPoS
4 2 (1.77%) PKI
5 1 (0.88%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.88%) Grid Computing
5 1 (0.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 113 (100.00%) UNIX
2 78 (69.03%) Linux
3 66 (58.41%) Solaris
4 49 (43.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 24 (21.24%) Windows
5 24 (21.24%) AIX
6 8 (7.08%) HPUX
7 4 (3.54%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.77%) SUSE
8 2 (1.77%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.88%) CentOS
9 1 (0.88%) OpenSolaris
9 1 (0.88%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.88%) Debian
9 1 (0.88%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (15.93%) Configuration Management
2 14 (12.39%) Disaster Recovery
3 13 (11.50%) ITIL
4 12 (10.62%) Service Management
5 11 (9.73%) Load Balancing
6 10 (8.85%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 9 (7.96%) Release Management
8 8 (7.08%) Migration
9 7 (6.19%) Kernel Tuning
10 6 (5.31%) SOA
10 6 (5.31%) Performance Testing
10 6 (5.31%) High Availability
11 5 (4.42%) Capacity Planning
11 5 (4.42%) E-Commerce
11 5 (4.42%) Change Data Capture
12 4 (3.54%) DevOps
12 4 (3.54%) Capacity Management
12 4 (3.54%) Data Modelling
12 4 (3.54%) Six Sigma
12 4 (3.54%) Lean Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 27 (23.89%) SQL
2 25 (22.12%) Perl
3 13 (11.50%) Shell Script
4 12 (10.62%) Bash Shell
5 10 (8.85%) Korn
5 10 (8.85%) PL/SQL
6 8 (7.08%) Java
7 7 (6.19%) Bourne shell
8 4 (3.54%) C
9 3 (2.65%) Python
9 3 (2.65%) Ruby
10 2 (1.77%) C++
11 1 (0.88%) PHP
11 1 (0.88%) C#
11 1 (0.88%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.88%) Lisp
11 1 (0.88%) VBScript
11 1 (0.88%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.88%) Jython
11 1 (0.88%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 22 (19.47%) SC Cleared
1 22 (19.47%) Security Cleared
2 7 (6.19%) Degree
3 5 (4.42%) IBM AIX Certification
4 1 (0.88%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.42%) SLA
2 2 (1.77%) QA
3 1 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 17 (15.04%) Oracle RAC
1 17 (15.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (7.08%) Active Directory
2 8 (7.08%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 7 (6.19%) NFS
3 7 (6.19%) KVM
3 7 (6.19%) RHEV
3 7 (6.19%) VMware ESX
4 6 (5.31%) Samba
5 5 (4.42%) GPFS
6 4 (3.54%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 4 (3.54%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (1.77%) Sendmail
8 1 (0.88%) OpenSSH
8 1 (0.88%) vSphere
8 1 (0.88%) Snort
8 1 (0.88%) Squid
8 1 (0.88%) Xen
8 1 (0.88%) qmail
Systems Management
1 10 (8.85%) NetBackup
1 10 (8.85%) Puppet
2 7 (6.19%) YUM
3 4 (3.54%) Control-M
3 4 (3.54%) Data Guard
3 4 (3.54%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (1.77%) BMC PATROL
4 2 (1.77%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.88%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.88%) Nagios
5 1 (0.88%) CA SiteMinder
5 1 (0.88%) Legato
5 1 (0.88%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.88%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.88%) Nessus
5 1 (0.88%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.88%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.88%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 66 (58.41%) Red Hat
2 61 (53.98%) Oracle
3 21 (18.58%) Veritas
4 19 (16.81%) VMware
5 16 (14.16%) IBM
6 13 (11.50%) NetApp
7 11 (9.73%) HP
7 11 (9.73%) JBoss
8 8 (7.08%) Citrix
9 7 (6.19%) Sun
10 6 (5.31%) Brocade
11 4 (3.54%) Symantec
11 4 (3.54%) EMC
11 4 (3.54%) Sybase
12 3 (2.65%) BMC
12 3 (2.65%) ATG
13 2 (1.77%) Hitachi
13 2 (1.77%) Informatica
13 2 (1.77%) Business Objects
13 2 (1.77%) Siebel
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