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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX Engineer
Rank 534 543 478
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -65
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Engineer 62 52 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.098% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.11% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 39 49
Average daily rate
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£400 £325 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -23.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £258 £337
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £280 £425
% change year-on-year
+33.93% -34.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Average hourly rate £22.83 - £26.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 - £26.25

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
49251 48960 43769
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.49% 92.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 30638 30338 25166
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 £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1929 1993 2147
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.27
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -6.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.80 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 -15 55 £413 +23.96% 2
London +6 25 £500 +11.11% 1
Yorkshire -14 10 £375 +33.33%
City of London +15 9 £404 +4.19%
West Yorkshire -9 8 £300 -
South East - 6 £488 -
East of England - 5 £363 - 1
Hertfordshire - 4 £363 - 1
Scotland 0 3 - -
Wales -1 3 £380 +83.13%
Leeds -11 3 £300 -
Tyne and Wear -19 3 £274 +0.36%
Newcastle upon Tyne -19 3 £274 +0.36%
North East -20 3 £274 -0.99%
East Midlands - 3 £347 -
Nottinghamshire - 3 £347 -
West Wales - 3 £380 -
Nottingham - 3 £347 -
Swansea - 3 £380 -
Edinburgh -1 2 - -
Bracknell - 2 - -
Rickmansworth - 2 £363 -
Tonbridge - 2 £488 -
Berkshire - 2 - -
Kent - 2 £488 -
Filton - 2 £400 -
South West - 2 £400 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £400 -
Birmingham -8 1 - -
West Midlands -12 1 - -

UNIX Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 93 (100.00%) UNIX
2 72 (77.42%) Linux
3 59 (63.44%) Red Hat
4 43 (46.24%) Solaris
5 42 (45.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 39 (41.94%) Perl
7 31 (33.33%) Oracle
8 29 (31.18%) AIX
9 25 (26.88%) Python
10 24 (25.81%) VMware
11 23 (24.73%) SAN
12 21 (22.58%) Veritas
12 21 (22.58%) Sun
13 19 (20.43%) HP
13 19 (20.43%) DNS
13 19 (20.43%) Windows
13 19 (20.43%) Finance
14 18 (19.35%) Configuration Management
14 18 (19.35%) ITIL
14 18 (19.35%) Apache
14 18 (19.35%) IBM
15 16 (17.20%) TCP/IP
15 16 (17.20%) Java
15 16 (17.20%) Ruby
16 15 (16.13%) Puppet
16 15 (16.13%) SQL
17 14 (15.05%) Firewall
17 14 (15.05%) Bash Shell
18 13 (13.98%) Continuous Integration
18 13 (13.98%) EMC

UNIX Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 18 (19.35%) Apache
2 12 (12.90%) Tomcat
3 11 (11.83%) WebLogic
4 7 (7.53%) JBoss
5 5 (5.38%) Node.js
5 5 (5.38%) WebSphere
6 3 (3.23%) WebLogic Portal
6 3 (3.23%) iPlanet
6 3 (3.23%) Oracle Workflow
6 3 (3.23%) FileNet
6 3 (3.23%) WebSphere Application Server
6 3 (3.23%) Oracle Application Server
7 2 (2.15%) GlassFish
7 2 (2.15%) Jetty
7 2 (2.15%) nginx
7 2 (2.15%) OpenStack
7 2 (2.15%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (2.15%) SharePoint
7 2 (2.15%) MQSeries
7 2 (2.15%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (3.23%) MS Office
2 2 (2.15%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.15%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (3.23%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (1.08%) Maximo
2 1 (1.08%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.15%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 23 (24.73%) SAN
2 19 (20.43%) DNS
3 16 (17.20%) TCP/IP
4 14 (15.05%) Firewall
5 13 (13.98%) LDAP
6 8 (8.60%) SSH
7 7 (7.53%) NAS
8 5 (5.38%) Intrusion Detection
9 4 (4.30%) Network Security
10 3 (3.23%) Internet
10 3 (3.23%) Kerberos
10 3 (3.23%) WAN
10 3 (3.23%) SMTP
10 3 (3.23%) SSL
10 3 (3.23%) FCoE
10 3 (3.23%) iSCSI
10 3 (3.23%) VLAN
10 3 (3.23%) PuTTY
11 2 (2.15%) Wireshark
11 2 (2.15%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.68%) MySQL
2 6 (6.45%) Oracle Database
2 6 (6.45%) Relational Database
3 5 (5.38%) Informix
3 5 (5.38%) RDBMS
4 2 (2.15%) InfluxDB
4 2 (2.15%) SQLite
4 2 (2.15%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.08%) DB2
5 1 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.08%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 10 (10.75%) Jenkins
2 7 (7.53%) JIRA
3 3 (3.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (2.15%) Ant
5 1 (1.08%) Git (software)
General
1 19 (20.43%) Finance
2 9 (9.68%) Banking
3 2 (2.15%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.08%) Games
4 1 (1.08%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.08%) Front Office
4 1 (1.08%) Electronics
4 1 (1.08%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.08%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.38%) Middleware
2 4 (4.30%) J2EE
3 3 (3.23%) WebSphere MQ
3 3 (3.23%) Web Services
3 3 (3.23%) Software Packaging
4 1 (1.08%) .NET
4 1 (1.08%) Flash
4 1 (1.08%) XML
4 1 (1.08%) SOAP
4 1 (1.08%) YAML
4 1 (1.08%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (10.75%) Clustering
3 7 (7.53%) IBM XIV
4 6 (6.45%) Data Centre
5 5 (5.38%) Management Information System
5 5 (5.38%) Enterprise Storage
6 3 (3.23%) DataPower
6 3 (3.23%) PKI
6 3 (3.23%) Private Cloud
7 2 (2.15%) Statistics
7 2 (2.15%) LPAR
7 2 (2.15%) Grid Computing
7 2 (2.15%) HACMP
8 1 (1.08%) NHS
8 1 (1.08%) Replication
8 1 (1.08%) Derivative
8 1 (1.08%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 93 (100.00%) UNIX
2 72 (77.42%) Linux
3 43 (46.24%) Solaris
4 42 (45.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 29 (31.18%) AIX
6 19 (20.43%) Windows
7 8 (8.60%) SUSE
8 7 (7.53%) HPUX
9 4 (4.30%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 3 (3.23%) Oracle Linux
10 3 (3.23%) Ubuntu
11 2 (2.15%) VMS
11 2 (2.15%) Debian
12 1 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (1.08%) Windows XP
12 1 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (1.08%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (19.35%) Configuration Management
1 18 (19.35%) ITIL
2 13 (13.98%) Continuous Integration
3 11 (11.83%) Patch Management
3 11 (11.83%) Load Balancing
3 11 (11.83%) Open Source
4 9 (9.68%) DevOps
5 8 (8.60%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (8.60%) Service Management
5 8 (8.60%) Service Delivery
6 7 (7.53%) Performance Tuning
7 6 (6.45%) Migration
8 5 (5.38%) Workflow
8 5 (5.38%) Build Automation
8 5 (5.38%) Change Control
9 4 (4.30%) Root Cause Analysis
9 4 (4.30%) SIEM
9 4 (4.30%) Disaster Recovery
10 3 (3.23%) ITSM
10 3 (3.23%) OO
Programming Languages
1 39 (41.94%) Perl
2 25 (26.88%) Python
3 16 (17.20%) Java
3 16 (17.20%) Ruby
4 15 (16.13%) SQL
5 14 (15.05%) Bash Shell
6 10 (10.75%) Shell Script
7 8 (8.60%) C
8 7 (7.53%) PHP
9 6 (6.45%) Korn
9 6 (6.45%) C-shell
10 4 (4.30%) C++
11 3 (3.23%) Bourne shell
12 2 (2.15%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (11.83%) Security Cleared
2 9 (9.68%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.23%) Degree
4 1 (1.08%) Sun Certification
4 1 (1.08%) SCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.15%) QA
1 2 (2.15%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (10.75%) vSphere
2 9 (9.68%) Samba
2 9 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (8.60%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 6 (6.45%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 6 (6.45%) Hyper-V
5 4 (4.30%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (4.30%) PowerHA
5 4 (4.30%) NFS
5 4 (4.30%) VMware ESX
6 3 (3.23%) KVM
7 1 (1.08%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (1.08%) Active Directory
7 1 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.08%) Postfix
7 1 (1.08%) Veritas File System
7 1 (1.08%) VMware Server
7 1 (1.08%) Squid
7 1 (1.08%) Oracle Clusterware
Systems Management
1 15 (16.13%) Puppet
2 11 (11.83%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 11 (11.83%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (9.68%) NetBackup
4 7 (7.53%) Salt
5 6 (6.45%) Nagios
6 5 (5.38%) OpenView
6 5 (5.38%) SolarWinds Orion
6 5 (5.38%) Cacti
6 5 (5.38%) Opsview
6 5 (5.38%) Graphite
7 4 (4.30%) HP Operations Orchestration
8 2 (2.15%) Kibana
8 2 (2.15%) BladeLogic
8 2 (2.15%) yum
8 2 (2.15%) Ansible
8 2 (2.15%) logstash
8 2 (2.15%) HAProxy
8 2 (2.15%) Vagrant
8 2 (2.15%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 59 (63.44%) Red Hat
2 31 (33.33%) Oracle
3 24 (25.81%) VMware
4 21 (22.58%) Veritas
4 21 (22.58%) Sun
5 19 (20.43%) HP
6 18 (19.35%) IBM
7 13 (13.98%) EMC
8 12 (12.90%) Cisco
9 6 (6.45%) BMC
10 5 (5.38%) SolarWinds
11 4 (4.30%) F5
11 4 (4.30%) NetApp
12 3 (3.23%) Informatica
12 3 (3.23%) Business Objects
12 3 (3.23%) Siebel
12 3 (3.23%) Microsoft
12 3 (3.23%) Dell
12 3 (3.23%) Splunk
12 3 (3.23%) Axway
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