The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix Support Engineer
Rank 629 630 612
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Support Engineer 15 11 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.020% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.028% 0.021% 0.035%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 9
Average daily rate £285 £525 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-45.71% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £465 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £525 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £225 £216
% change year-on-year
+26.66% +4.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
53023 52764 51440
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.92% 94.73% 94.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 34537 31962 31273
Average daily rate £425 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £553 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1533 2112 2096
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.90 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.70 £17.45
% change year-on-year
+4.79% -4.29%

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 28 April 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 15 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 28 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -18 15 £285 -45.71% 4
North East - 8 £275 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 8 £275 -
Tyne and Wear - 8 £275 -
North West - 3 £325 - 3
London -6 2 £294 -44.04%
Cheshire - 2 £280 -
Knutsford - 2 £280 -
Yorkshire +1 1 £375 +66.66%
South East -4 1 - - 1
West Yorkshire -4 1 £375 +66.66%
Leeds -9 1 £375 +66.66%
High Wycombe - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £375 - 3

Unix Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 27 (100.00%) Unix
2 18 (66.67%) Linux
3 12 (44.44%) HP
4 11 (40.74%) Oracle
4 11 (40.74%) Security Cleared
5 10 (37.04%) SQL
5 10 (37.04%) Solaris
6 9 (33.33%) Windows
6 9 (33.33%) Red Hat
6 9 (33.33%) Firewall
7 8 (29.63%) ITIL
7 8 (29.63%) SC Cleared
8 7 (25.93%) Incident Management
8 7 (25.93%) JBoss
9 6 (22.22%) Validation
10 5 (18.52%) SOA
10 5 (18.52%) WebLogic
10 5 (18.52%) Middleware
10 5 (18.52%) Active Directory
10 5 (18.52%) Windows Server
11 4 (14.81%) ServiceNow
11 4 (14.81%) Windows XP
11 4 (14.81%) Finance
11 4 (14.81%) Change Management
11 4 (14.81%) AIX
11 4 (14.81%) Perl
11 4 (14.81%) NFS
11 4 (14.81%) SSH
11 4 (14.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (14.81%) Korn

Unix Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 7 (25.93%) JBoss
2 5 (18.52%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.70%) Apache
3 1 (3.70%) Confluence
3 1 (3.70%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 9 (33.33%) Firewall
2 4 (14.81%) SSH
3 3 (11.11%) DNS
3 3 (11.11%) LDAP
3 3 (11.11%) OpenLDAP
3 3 (11.11%) TCP/IP
3 3 (11.11%) VPN
4 2 (7.41%) LAN
4 2 (7.41%) WAN
5 1 (3.70%) FTP
5 1 (3.70%) SAN
5 1 (3.70%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) Oracle Database
1 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) DB2
2 1 (3.70%) MySQL
General
1 4 (14.81%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (18.52%) Middleware
2 3 (11.11%) Web Services
2 3 (11.11%) XML
3 1 (3.70%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) DataPower
1 3 (11.11%) PKI
2 2 (7.41%) HACMP
3 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.70%) Clustering
3 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.70%) HP Superdome
3 1 (3.70%) Replication
3 1 (3.70%) User Experience
3 1 (3.70%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 27 (100.00%) Unix
2 18 (66.67%) Linux
3 10 (37.04%) Solaris
4 9 (33.33%) Windows
5 5 (18.52%) Windows Server
6 4 (14.81%) AIX
6 4 (14.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (14.81%) Windows XP
7 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (3.70%) HPUX
8 1 (3.70%) Mac OS X
8 1 (3.70%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 1 (3.70%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (29.63%) ITIL
2 7 (25.93%) Incident Management
3 6 (22.22%) Validation
4 5 (18.52%) SOA
5 4 (14.81%) Change Management
5 4 (14.81%) High Availability
5 4 (14.81%) ITIL V3
6 3 (11.11%) Defect Management
6 3 (11.11%) DevOps
6 3 (11.11%) Issue Tracking
6 3 (11.11%) Mentoring
6 3 (11.11%) Migration
6 3 (11.11%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 3 (11.11%) Project Management
7 2 (7.41%) Identity Access Management
7 2 (7.41%) Lean Six Sigma
7 2 (7.41%) Open Source
7 2 (7.41%) Problem Management
7 2 (7.41%) Release Management
7 2 (7.41%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (37.04%) SQL
2 4 (14.81%) Korn
2 4 (14.81%) Perl
3 3 (11.11%) PL/SQL
4 1 (3.70%) Bash Shell
4 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.70%) Shell Script
4 1 (3.70%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (40.74%) Security Cleared
2 8 (29.63%) SC Cleared
3 2 (7.41%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (7.41%) Degree
3 2 (7.41%) IBM AIX Certification
4 1 (3.70%) BC Cleared
4 1 (3.70%) MCSE
4 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) SLA
2 1 (3.70%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (18.52%) Active Directory
2 4 (14.81%) NFS
3 2 (7.41%) GPFS
3 2 (7.41%) Samba
4 1 (3.70%) Squid
4 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) DatAdvantage
2 1 (3.70%) NetVault Backup
Vendors
1 12 (44.44%) HP
2 11 (40.74%) Oracle
3 9 (33.33%) Red Hat
4 4 (14.81%) ServiceNow
5 3 (11.11%) Dell
5 3 (11.11%) F5
5 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
6 2 (7.41%) CA
6 2 (7.41%) EMC
6 2 (7.41%) IBM
6 2 (7.41%) Varonis
6 2 (7.41%) VMware
7 1 (3.70%) Opsware
7 1 (3.70%) Sun