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 December 2014 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX Engineer
Rank 536 533 478
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -55
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Engineer 52 37 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.094% 0.072% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.077% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 21 38
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£375 £401 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.36% +4.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £375 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £625 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £390
% change year-on-year
- -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.58 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.58 - -

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
50897 47816 46453
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.80% 92.47% 92.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 32377 28821 26228
Average daily rate £400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2048 2108 2666
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -6.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 December 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 17 December 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 -13 46 £375 -6.36% 3
London +8 23 £463 +10.77% 1
City of London +25 10 £500 +11.11% 1
South East -27 8 £363 -3.33%
Yorkshire -6 7 £373 -0.66%
Scotland -7 5 £399 - 1
Leeds -7 4 £348 -
West Yorkshire -8 4 £348 -
Hampshire -24 3 £275 -
York +2 2 £373 -0.66%
North Yorkshire -4 2 £373 -0.66%
Edinburgh -11 2 - - 1
Havant - 2 £313 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 - -
Wiltshire - 2 £375 - 1
South West - 2 £375 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 2 - -
North East - 2 - -
East Midlands +3 1 £313 -
East of England -5 1 - - 1
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 £450 -
Gatwick - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Cheltenham - - - -
Chippenham - - - - 1
Crawley - - - -

UNIX Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 December 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.

1 117 (100.00%) UNIX
2 83 (70.94%) Linux
3 65 (55.56%) Solaris
4 59 (50.43%) Red Hat
5 48 (41.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 47 (40.17%) Oracle
7 39 (33.33%) SAN
8 30 (25.64%) DNS
9 26 (22.22%) Perl
10 25 (21.37%) VMware
11 23 (19.66%) AIX
12 20 (17.09%) Finance
12 20 (17.09%) Configuration Management
13 19 (16.24%) Apache
13 19 (16.24%) EMC
13 19 (16.24%) VMware Infrastructure
14 18 (15.38%) DHCP
14 18 (15.38%) Veritas
15 17 (14.53%) Sun
15 17 (14.53%) WebLogic
15 17 (14.53%) Security Cleared
16 16 (13.68%) Bash Shell
16 16 (13.68%) ITIL
16 16 (13.68%) Windows
16 16 (13.68%) TCP/IP
16 16 (13.68%) Banking
17 15 (12.82%) Firewall
17 15 (12.82%) Middleware
17 15 (12.82%) IBM
17 15 (12.82%) HP

UNIX Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 19 (16.24%) Apache
2 17 (14.53%) WebLogic
3 14 (11.97%) GlassFish
4 12 (10.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 6 (5.13%) Tomcat
6 5 (4.27%) WebSphere
6 5 (4.27%) JBoss
7 3 (2.56%) Oracle Application Server
7 3 (2.56%) MS Exchange
7 3 (2.56%) ATG Dynamo
8 2 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.85%) IIS
9 1 (0.85%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.85%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.85%) IBM HTTP Server
Business Applications
1 2 (1.71%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.42%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (33.33%) SAN
2 30 (25.64%) DNS
3 18 (15.38%) DHCP
4 16 (13.68%) TCP/IP
5 15 (12.82%) Firewall
6 12 (10.26%) NAS
7 7 (5.98%) WAN
8 6 (5.13%) LAN
8 6 (5.13%) VPN
9 5 (4.27%) LDAP
9 5 (4.27%) Internet
10 4 (3.42%) SMTP
10 4 (3.42%) HTTP
10 4 (3.42%) Kerberos
11 3 (2.56%) HTTPS
11 3 (2.56%) SSL
12 2 (1.71%) IMAP
12 2 (1.71%) Network Security
12 2 (1.71%) Intrusion Detection
13 1 (0.85%) DMVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.40%) Oracle Database
2 4 (3.42%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.56%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (0.85%) InterSystems Cache
4 1 (0.85%) MySQL
4 1 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (2.56%) GCC
2 1 (0.85%) JIRA
2 1 (0.85%) Oracle Forms
General
1 20 (17.09%) Finance
2 16 (13.68%) Banking
3 5 (4.27%) Investment Banking
4 4 (3.42%) Retail
5 1 (0.85%) Swedish Language
5 1 (0.85%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.85%) Front Office
5 1 (0.85%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.85%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (12.82%) Middleware
2 5 (4.27%) Web Services
3 3 (2.56%) WebSockets
3 3 (2.56%) Flash
4 2 (1.71%) .NET
5 1 (0.85%) CSS
5 1 (0.85%) SOAP
5 1 (0.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.11%) Clustering
2 7 (5.98%) Open Source
3 6 (5.13%) Replication
4 5 (4.27%) Computer Science
4 5 (4.27%) Mainframe
5 4 (3.42%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.42%) PKI
5 4 (3.42%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.56%) Enterprise Storage
6 3 (2.56%) Mathematics
6 3 (2.56%) Fat Client
6 3 (2.56%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.71%) EPoS
7 2 (1.71%) HACMP
7 2 (1.71%) Wiki
8 1 (0.85%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (0.85%) Symmetrix DMX
8 1 (0.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 117 (100.00%) UNIX
2 83 (70.94%) Linux
3 65 (55.56%) Solaris
4 48 (41.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 23 (19.66%) AIX
6 16 (13.68%) Windows
7 9 (7.69%) SUSE
8 8 (6.84%) HPUX
9 6 (5.13%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 4 (3.42%) Oracle Linux
10 4 (3.42%) CentOS
11 3 (2.56%) VMS
12 2 (1.71%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.85%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.85%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.85%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (17.09%) Configuration Management
2 16 (13.68%) ITIL
3 12 (10.26%) SOA
3 12 (10.26%) Load Balancing
4 11 (9.40%) Disaster Recovery
5 10 (8.55%) Service Management
6 8 (6.84%) Migration
6 8 (6.84%) Root Cause Analysis
7 7 (5.98%) Performance Analysis
7 7 (5.98%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (5.98%) Algorithmic Trading
7 7 (5.98%) ITSM
8 6 (5.13%) E-Commerce
8 6 (5.13%) Low Latency
9 4 (3.42%) Six Sigma
9 4 (3.42%) Service Delivery
9 4 (3.42%) Change Management
9 4 (3.42%) Lean Six Sigma
9 4 (3.42%) Performance Testing
9 4 (3.42%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 26 (22.22%) Perl
2 16 (13.68%) Bash Shell
3 14 (11.97%) Ruby
4 13 (11.11%) Shell Script
5 12 (10.26%) Python
6 7 (5.98%) Korn
6 7 (5.98%) SQL
7 5 (4.27%) C
8 4 (3.42%) Java
9 3 (2.56%) Bourne shell
9 3 (2.56%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.71%) C-shell
11 1 (0.85%) C++
11 1 (0.85%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.85%) Jython
11 1 (0.85%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 17 (14.53%) Security Cleared
2 15 (12.82%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.27%) Degree
4 2 (1.71%) IBM AIX Certification
4 2 (1.71%) RHCE
5 1 (0.85%) SCSA
5 1 (0.85%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.85%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.85%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.27%) SLA
2 4 (3.42%) QA
System Software
1 19 (16.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (10.26%) Active Directory
3 11 (9.40%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 10 (8.55%) Samba
5 7 (5.98%) RHEV
6 4 (3.42%) VMware ESX
6 4 (3.42%) NFS
6 4 (3.42%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (3.42%) KVM
7 3 (2.56%) Postfix
7 3 (2.56%) Sendmail
8 2 (1.71%) Squid
8 2 (1.71%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 2 (1.71%) Veritas File System
8 2 (1.71%) GPFS
9 1 (0.85%) vCloud
9 1 (0.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (12.82%) Puppet
2 9 (7.69%) NetBackup
3 7 (5.98%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (5.13%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 5 (4.27%) Nagios
6 4 (3.42%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 3 (2.56%) yum
7 3 (2.56%) EMC NetWorker
7 3 (2.56%) Backup Exec
7 3 (2.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.85%) Ansible
8 1 (0.85%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.85%) CFEngine
8 1 (0.85%) YaST
8 1 (0.85%) WSUS
8 1 (0.85%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (0.85%) CA SiteMinder
8 1 (0.85%) Legato
Vendors
1 59 (50.43%) Red Hat
2 47 (40.17%) Oracle
3 25 (21.37%) VMware
4 19 (16.24%) EMC
5 18 (15.38%) Veritas
6 17 (14.53%) Sun
7 15 (12.82%) IBM
7 15 (12.82%) HP
8 8 (6.84%) NetApp
9 5 (4.27%) Symantec
10 3 (2.56%) Cisco
10 3 (2.56%) Microsoft
10 3 (2.56%) Citrix
10 3 (2.56%) ATG
11 2 (1.71%) Remedy
11 2 (1.71%) Open Text
11 2 (1.71%) Vignette
11 2 (1.71%) BMC
12 1 (0.85%) Sitecore
12 1 (0.85%) SolarWinds