The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Unix Support Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix Support Engineer
Rank 628 631 619
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Support Engineer 10 18 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.033% 0.018%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.021% 0.035% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 12 9
Median daily rate £380 £325 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% +85.71%
UK excluding London median daily rate £343 £284 £175
% change year-on-year
+20.70% +62.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £16.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £16.00 -

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
48175 51856 52713
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.80% 93.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 31544 33013 33319
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1684 2028 2169
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.88
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.08%

Unix Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Unix Support Engineer in the job title.

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 6 December 2016.

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 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 6 December 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 +1 10 £380 +16.92% 2
London -5 6 £380 +16.92%
Tyne and Wear - 2 £305 -
Manchester - 2 £350 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £305 -
North East - 2 £305 -
North West - 2 £350 - 1

Unix Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 December 2016, Unix Support 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 Support Engineer in the job title.

1 24 (100.00%) Unix
2 17 (70.83%) Windows
3 16 (66.67%) Solaris
4 13 (54.17%) Microsoft
5 12 (50.00%) Linux
6 11 (45.83%) AIX
7 10 (41.67%) Incident Management
8 9 (37.50%) Change Management
8 9 (37.50%) HP
8 9 (37.50%) ServiceNow
8 9 (37.50%) Windows Server
9 8 (33.33%) SLA
9 8 (33.33%) Perl
9 8 (33.33%) ITIL
9 8 (33.33%) Problem Management
9 8 (33.33%) Release Management
10 7 (29.17%) QMS
10 7 (29.17%) Quality Management
10 7 (29.17%) Service Delivery
10 7 (29.17%) ISO 9001
10 7 (29.17%) Shell Script
10 7 (29.17%) Root Cause Analysis
11 6 (25.00%) BPSS Clearance
11 6 (25.00%) Python
12 5 (20.83%) Oracle
12 5 (20.83%) Disclosure Scotland
13 4 (16.67%) Regular Expression
13 4 (16.67%) Relational Database
13 4 (16.67%) LDAP
13 4 (16.67%) Middleware

Unix Support 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 2 (8.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 2 (8.33%) WebLogic
2 1 (4.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) IaaS
1 1 (4.17%) PaaS
1 1 (4.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.67%) LDAP
2 2 (8.33%) DNS
2 2 (8.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) Relational Database
2 2 (8.33%) MySQL
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) Middleware
1 4 (16.67%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.33%) Virtual Team
3 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 24 (100.00%) Unix
2 17 (70.83%) Windows
3 16 (66.67%) Solaris
4 12 (50.00%) Linux
5 11 (45.83%) AIX
6 9 (37.50%) Windows Server
7 4 (16.67%) Mac OS
8 3 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (8.33%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 1 (4.17%) HPUX
10 1 (4.17%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (4.17%) SUSE
10 1 (4.17%) Windows 2000
10 1 (4.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (41.67%) Incident Management
2 9 (37.50%) Change Management
3 8 (33.33%) ITIL
3 8 (33.33%) Problem Management
3 8 (33.33%) Release Management
4 7 (29.17%) QMS
4 7 (29.17%) Quality Management
4 7 (29.17%) Root Cause Analysis
4 7 (29.17%) Service Delivery
5 4 (16.67%) Knowledge Management
6 2 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (8.33%) High Availability
6 2 (8.33%) Project Management
6 2 (8.33%) SOA
6 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (4.17%) DevOps
7 1 (4.17%) Open Source
7 1 (4.17%) Performance Optimisation
7 1 (4.17%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (33.33%) Perl
2 7 (29.17%) Shell Script
3 6 (25.00%) Python
4 1 (4.17%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 6 (25.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (4.17%) Degree
2 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (33.33%) SLA
2 7 (29.17%) ISO 9001
3 5 (20.83%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Squid
1 1 (4.17%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 13 (54.17%) Microsoft
2 9 (37.50%) HP
2 9 (37.50%) ServiceNow
3 5 (20.83%) Oracle
4 4 (16.67%) Red Hat
5 3 (12.50%) VMware
6 2 (8.33%) CA
6 2 (8.33%) Sybase
7 1 (4.17%) IBM
7 1 (4.17%) Symantec