The first table below looks at the demand for the UNIX Support 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 Support Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 10 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
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX Support Engineer
Rank 577 556 567
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +11
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Support Engineer 7 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.014% 0.017%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.014% 0.015% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 6
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£388 - £275
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 - £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 - £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £22.50 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
48756 46361 52919
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.45% 92.57% 92.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 29723 26977 29363
Average daily rate £395 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1976 2145 2631
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.35 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.89% -3.61%

UNIX Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing UNIX Support Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

UNIX Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

UNIX Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing UNIX Support Engineer within the UK.

UNIX Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

UNIX Support Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UNIX Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 10 July 2014.

UNIX Support Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

UNIX Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing UNIX Support Engineer within the UK.

UNIX Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

UNIX Support Engineer
Top 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing UNIX Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 10 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 -17 7 £388 - 1
London +10 3 £475 -
City of London - 1 £475 -
North West - - - -
South East - - - - 1
South West - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Reading - - - -
Stockport - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1
Cheshire - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Knutsford - - - -

UNIX Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited UNIX Support 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 Support Engineer in their job title.

1 22 (100.00%) UNIX
2 18 (81.82%) Linux
3 14 (63.64%) Red Hat
4 13 (59.09%) Oracle
5 12 (54.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (50.00%) Solaris
7 10 (45.45%) Perl
7 10 (45.45%) LDAP
7 10 (45.45%) Veritas
8 9 (40.91%) Finance
8 9 (40.91%) Windows
9 8 (36.36%) HP
9 8 (36.36%) NetApp
9 8 (36.36%) Release Management
10 7 (31.82%) Oracle RAC
10 7 (31.82%) Bourne shell
10 7 (31.82%) Bash Shell
10 7 (31.82%) YUM
10 7 (31.82%) Puppet
10 7 (31.82%) Kernel Tuning
10 7 (31.82%) SAN
10 7 (31.82%) NetBackup
10 7 (31.82%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 6 (27.27%) Brocade
11 6 (27.27%) Load Balancing
11 6 (27.27%) SC Cleared
11 6 (27.27%) Security Cleared
12 5 (22.73%) SQL
13 4 (18.18%) Oracle Database
14 3 (13.64%) Capacity Management

UNIX Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited UNIX Support 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 Support Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (9.09%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Temenos T24
Communications & Networking
1 10 (45.45%) LDAP
2 7 (31.82%) SAN
3 3 (13.64%) Firewall
4 2 (9.09%) SSH
4 2 (9.09%) OpenLDAP
4 2 (9.09%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) Oracle Database
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle9i Database
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) JIRA
General
1 9 (40.91%) Finance
2 3 (13.64%) Banking
3 2 (9.09%) Back Office
3 2 (9.09%) Investment Banking
4 1 (4.55%) Retail Banking
4 1 (4.55%) Financial Institution
4 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.55%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) J2EE
Operating Systems
1 22 (100.00%) UNIX
2 18 (81.82%) Linux
3 12 (54.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (50.00%) Solaris
5 9 (40.91%) Windows
6 3 (13.64%) Windows XP
7 2 (9.09%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) Release Management
2 7 (31.82%) Kernel Tuning
2 7 (31.82%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 6 (27.27%) Load Balancing
4 3 (13.64%) ITIL
4 3 (13.64%) Capacity Management
5 2 (9.09%) Change Management
5 2 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (9.09%) Time Management
5 2 (9.09%) Performance Analysis
6 1 (4.55%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (4.55%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (4.55%) Scrum
6 1 (4.55%) BCP
6 1 (4.55%) Service Delivery
6 1 (4.55%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (45.45%) Perl
2 7 (31.82%) Bourne shell
2 7 (31.82%) Bash Shell
3 5 (22.73%) SQL
4 3 (13.64%) Shell Script
4 3 (13.64%) PL/SQL
5 2 (9.09%) Korn
6 1 (4.55%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (27.27%) SC Cleared
1 6 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 2 (9.09%) Degree
System Software
1 7 (31.82%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (13.64%) Active Directory
3 2 (9.09%) NFS
3 2 (9.09%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 7 (31.82%) NetBackup
1 7 (31.82%) YUM
1 7 (31.82%) Puppet
2 1 (4.55%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (4.55%) Legato
2 1 (4.55%) Nagios
Vendors
1 14 (63.64%) Red Hat
2 13 (59.09%) Oracle
3 10 (45.45%) Veritas
4 8 (36.36%) NetApp
4 8 (36.36%) HP
5 6 (27.27%) Brocade
6 2 (9.09%) Symantec
6 2 (9.09%) JBoss
7 1 (4.55%) Sun
7 1 (4.55%) Temenos
7 1 (4.55%) Sybase
7 1 (4.55%) Dell
7 1 (4.55%) EMC
7 1 (4.55%) CA
7 1 (4.55%) jBASE