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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix Engineer
Rank 548 591 529
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -62
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Engineer 104 82 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.14% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.15% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 41 65
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 £275 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £535 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £305 £360 £375
% change year-on-year
-15.15% -4.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Median hourly rate £34.60 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.15% -
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
50426 54977 54154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.99% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 32986 35136 33089
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1704 2093 2157
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Unix Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 30 September 2016.

Unix Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram 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 September 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 +23 101 £375 -6.25% 27
London +13 46 £600 +44.57% 15
North East - 31 £283 -
Tyne and Wear - 30 £283 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 30 £283 -
City of London +26 13 £625 - 1
South West +20 9 £375 +25.00% 2
South East +5 8 £375 -6.25% 7
Gloucestershire +5 7 £375 -3.84% 1
Surrey +9 5 £375 -16.66% 3
East of England +7 5 £300 -14.28% 1
Cambridgeshire - 5 £300 -
Scotland +12 3 £353 +2.54%
Staines - 3 £355 -
Oxfordshire -10 2 £475 +11.76%
Bristol - 2 £350 - 1
Gloucester - 2 £375 - 1
Oxford - 2 £475 -
West Midlands -28 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Renfrewshire - 1 £380 -
Erskine - 1 £380 -
Durham - 1 - -
Salford - 1 £425 -
Cambridge - 1 - -
Croydon - 1 - -
New Malden - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £425 - 2
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Solihull - 1 - -

Unix Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 279 (100.00%) Unix
2 222 (79.57%) Linux
3 101 (36.20%) Solaris
4 94 (33.69%) Perl
5 88 (31.54%) Red Hat
6 81 (29.03%) Oracle
7 75 (26.88%) Security Cleared
8 70 (25.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 67 (24.01%) DevOps
10 66 (23.66%) HP
11 60 (21.51%) SAN
12 57 (20.43%) SC Cleared
13 56 (20.07%) Puppet
13 56 (20.07%) Apache
14 51 (18.28%) ITIL
15 50 (17.92%) DNS
16 49 (17.56%) Java
17 48 (17.20%) Windows
17 48 (17.20%) Shell Script
17 48 (17.20%) Finance
17 48 (17.20%) VMware
18 46 (16.49%) Python
19 45 (16.13%) AIX
20 44 (15.77%) Bash Shell
21 38 (13.62%) WAN
22 37 (13.26%) TCP/IP
23 36 (12.90%) Korn
23 36 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
23 36 (12.90%) DV Cleared
24 33 (11.83%) HPUX

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 56 (20.07%) Apache
2 24 (8.60%) WebLogic
3 17 (6.09%) OpenStack
4 16 (5.73%) Confluence
5 15 (5.38%) JBoss
6 9 (3.23%) Tomcat
7 8 (2.87%) WebSphere
8 4 (1.43%) Oracle Application Server
9 3 (1.08%) IIS
9 3 (1.08%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (0.72%) iPlanet
10 2 (0.72%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.36%) ColdFusion
11 1 (0.36%) IBM HTTP Server
11 1 (0.36%) nginx
11 1 (0.36%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.36%) SAS
11 1 (0.36%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.36%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 1 (0.36%) HipChat
1 1 (0.36%) MS Office
1 1 (0.36%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.72%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
1 2 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.36%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.36%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (1.79%) OpenShift
2 4 (1.43%) PaaS
3 2 (0.72%) GitHub
4 1 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 60 (21.51%) SAN
2 50 (17.92%) DNS
3 38 (13.62%) WAN
4 37 (13.26%) TCP/IP
5 26 (9.32%) iSCSI
5 26 (9.32%) LDAP
6 25 (8.96%) Firewall
7 12 (4.30%) DHCP
7 12 (4.30%) LAN
7 12 (4.30%) SSH
8 11 (3.94%) SSL
8 11 (3.94%) VPN
9 6 (2.15%) OpenLDAP
10 5 (1.79%) HTTP
10 5 (1.79%) Internet
10 5 (1.79%) NAS
10 5 (1.79%) SMTP
11 4 (1.43%) SNMP
12 3 (1.08%) Fibre Channel
12 3 (1.08%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (6.09%) MySQL
2 7 (2.51%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (1.79%) DB2
3 5 (1.79%) SQL Server
4 4 (1.43%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.08%) DB2 UDB
6 2 (0.72%) Big Data
6 2 (0.72%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.36%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.36%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.36%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.36%) SAP BI
7 1 (0.36%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 24 (8.60%) Git (software)
2 21 (7.53%) Jenkins
3 19 (6.81%) JIRA
4 14 (5.02%) Subversion
5 11 (3.94%) Sonatype Nexus
5 11 (3.94%) TeamCity
6 9 (3.23%) ClearCase
6 9 (3.23%) SonarQube
7 8 (2.87%) StarTeam
7 8 (2.87%) Vagrant
8 5 (1.79%) FishEye
8 5 (1.79%) Maven
9 2 (0.72%) Artifactory
10 1 (0.36%) Automake
10 1 (0.36%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.36%) Facilita Forecast
10 1 (0.36%) Flyway
10 1 (0.36%) HP UFT
10 1 (0.36%) JMeter
10 1 (0.36%) LoadRunner
General
1 48 (17.20%) Finance
2 29 (10.39%) Banking
3 10 (3.58%) Financial Institution
4 8 (2.87%) Investment Banking
5 6 (2.15%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.43%) Law
7 3 (1.08%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.72%) Electronics
8 2 (0.72%) Front Office
8 2 (0.72%) Legal
8 2 (0.72%) Marketing
8 2 (0.72%) Retail
9 1 (0.36%) Advertising
9 1 (0.36%) Back Office
9 1 (0.36%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (10.39%) Middleware
2 11 (3.94%) LAMP
3 6 (2.15%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 6 (2.15%) XML
4 5 (1.79%) STL
4 5 (1.79%) Web Services
5 3 (1.08%) ActiveMQ
5 3 (1.08%) J2EE
5 3 (1.08%) Software Packaging
5 3 (1.08%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (0.72%) AngularJS
6 2 (0.72%) Swing
7 1 (0.36%) 802.1X
7 1 (0.36%) COM
7 1 (0.36%) HTML
7 1 (0.36%) JSON
7 1 (0.36%) LAPP Stack
7 1 (0.36%) LEMP Stack
7 1 (0.36%) Rendezvous
7 1 (0.36%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 17 (6.09%) Data Centre
2 15 (5.38%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (4.66%) Clustering
4 12 (4.30%) Computer Science
5 9 (3.23%) HACMP
6 5 (1.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 5 (1.79%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.43%) PKI
8 3 (1.08%) Algorithms
8 3 (1.08%) Freedom of Information
8 3 (1.08%) Freedom of Information Act
9 2 (0.72%) CLARiiON
9 2 (0.72%) NHS
9 2 (0.72%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.36%) Biology
10 1 (0.36%) Derivative
10 1 (0.36%) Performance Metrics
10 1 (0.36%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.36%) Tandem
10 1 (0.36%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 279 (100.00%) Unix
2 222 (79.57%) Linux
3 101 (36.20%) Solaris
4 70 (25.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 48 (17.20%) Windows
6 45 (16.13%) AIX
7 33 (11.83%) HPUX
8 27 (9.68%) Oracle Linux
9 18 (6.45%) Windows Server
10 11 (3.94%) CentOS
11 10 (3.58%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 6 (2.15%) SUSE
13 5 (1.79%) Windows XP
14 3 (1.08%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.36%) Amazon Linux
15 1 (0.36%) Debian
15 1 (0.36%) FreeBSD
15 1 (0.36%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (24.01%) DevOps
2 51 (18.28%) ITIL
3 36 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (9.32%) Configuration Management
4 26 (9.32%) Unit Testing
5 25 (8.96%) Continuous Integration
6 23 (8.24%) Virtual Environments
7 19 (6.81%) Incident Management
8 17 (6.09%) Open Source
9 16 (5.73%) Service Management
10 15 (5.38%) Migration
10 15 (5.38%) Service Delivery
11 14 (5.02%) Change Management
11 14 (5.02%) High Availability
12 12 (4.30%) Performance Tuning
12 12 (4.30%) Validation
13 11 (3.94%) Problem Management
13 11 (3.94%) Root Cause Analysis
14 10 (3.58%) Release Management
15 9 (3.23%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 94 (33.69%) Perl
2 49 (17.56%) Java
3 48 (17.20%) Shell Script
4 46 (16.49%) Python
5 44 (15.77%) Bash Shell
6 36 (12.90%) Korn
7 27 (9.68%) C-shell
7 27 (9.68%) SQL
8 12 (4.30%) Ruby
9 10 (3.58%) C
10 7 (2.51%) PL/SQL
11 6 (2.15%) C++
11 6 (2.15%) Clojure
12 5 (1.79%) PHP
13 4 (1.43%) C#
13 4 (1.43%) JavaScript
13 4 (1.43%) PowerShell
14 2 (0.72%) VB
15 1 (0.36%) Scala
Qualifications
1 75 (26.88%) Security Cleared
2 57 (20.43%) SC Cleared
3 36 (12.90%) DV Cleared
4 17 (6.09%) Degree
5 13 (4.66%) BPSS Clearance
6 8 (2.87%) IBM AIX Certification
7 2 (0.72%) RHCA
7 2 (0.72%) RHCE
8 1 (0.36%) AAT
8 1 (0.36%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.36%) CCDP
8 1 (0.36%) CCIE
8 1 (0.36%) CCNP
8 1 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.36%) CISSP
8 1 (0.36%) CLAS
8 1 (0.36%) PhD
8 1 (0.36%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.94%) SLA
2 8 (2.87%) ISO 9001
3 7 (2.51%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (1.43%) PCI DSS
5 3 (1.08%) QA
6 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.36%) MiFID
6 1 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 29 (10.39%) Virtual Servers
1 29 (10.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (8.96%) Samba
3 19 (6.81%) Active Directory
4 18 (6.45%) vSphere
5 12 (4.30%) Docker
6 11 (3.94%) NFS
7 10 (3.58%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (2.87%) GPFS
9 7 (2.51%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 6 (2.15%) Virtual Machines
11 5 (1.79%) Sendmail
12 4 (1.43%) Virtual Desktop
13 3 (1.08%) DFS Replication
13 3 (1.08%) iptables
13 3 (1.08%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 2 (0.72%) Hyper-V
14 2 (0.72%) KVM
14 2 (0.72%) RHEV
14 2 (0.72%) Squid
Systems Management
1 56 (20.07%) Puppet
2 25 (8.96%) Opscode Chef
3 23 (8.24%) HP Data Protector
4 13 (4.66%) Ansible
5 8 (2.87%) yum
6 7 (2.51%) Nagios
7 5 (1.79%) NetBackup
7 5 (1.79%) Red Hat Satellite
8 4 (1.43%) Microsoft Clustering
8 4 (1.43%) Oracle RMAN
8 4 (1.43%) Oracle ZFS
9 2 (0.72%) Graylog
9 2 (0.72%) ITRS Geneos
9 2 (0.72%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.36%) Cacti
10 1 (0.36%) Cobbler
10 1 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.36%) HP SiteScope
10 1 (0.36%) OSSEC
10 1 (0.36%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 88 (31.54%) Red Hat
2 81 (29.03%) Oracle
3 66 (23.66%) HP
4 48 (17.20%) VMware
5 23 (8.24%) Atlassian
6 21 (7.53%) IBM
7 20 (7.17%) Microsoft
8 15 (5.38%) ServiceNow
9 12 (4.30%) NetApp
10 11 (3.94%) Splunk
10 11 (3.94%) Veritas
11 9 (3.23%) Cisco
12 7 (2.51%) Sun
12 7 (2.51%) Symantec
13 5 (1.79%) CA
13 5 (1.79%) Citrix
13 5 (1.79%) EMC
14 4 (1.43%) Pega
14 4 (1.43%) TOWER Software
15 3 (1.08%) Informatica
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