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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix Support Engineer
Rank 633 624 614
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Support Engineer 14 9 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.016% 0.032%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.028% 0.017% 0.033%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 11
Median daily rate £285 £275 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% -38.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £189 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £405 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £285 £195 £280
% change year-on-year
+46.15% -30.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £20.00 - £26.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 - £26.50

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
50811 53185 51069
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.71% 94.78% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 33087 33473 31333
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.49% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1525 2016 2057
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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
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 10 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 30 June 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 +18 14 £285 +3.63% 5
Tyne and Wear - 12 £280 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 12 £280 - 1
North East - 12 £280 - 1
Yorkshire +8 1 £375 +66.66%
Leeds -1 1 £375 +66.66%
Merseyside -2 1 - -
Liverpool -2 1 - -
West Yorkshire -7 1 £375 +66.66%
North West -10 1 - - 3

Unix Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 23 (100.00%) Unix
2 16 (69.57%) Linux
3 13 (56.52%) HP
4 12 (52.17%) Windows
4 12 (52.17%) Red Hat
5 10 (43.48%) Solaris
5 10 (43.48%) SQL
6 9 (39.13%) JBoss
6 9 (39.13%) Incident Management
7 8 (34.78%) Oracle
7 8 (34.78%) Firewall
8 7 (30.43%) Active Directory
8 7 (30.43%) WebLogic
8 7 (30.43%) ITIL
8 7 (30.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (26.09%) Korn
9 6 (26.09%) Security Cleared
9 6 (26.09%) SSH
9 6 (26.09%) Perl
9 6 (26.09%) Windows XP
9 6 (26.09%) Validation
10 5 (21.74%) NFS
10 5 (21.74%) LDAP
10 5 (21.74%) DNS
10 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
10 5 (21.74%) PL/SQL
10 5 (21.74%) AIX
10 5 (21.74%) OpenLDAP
10 5 (21.74%) ServiceNow
10 5 (21.74%) DevOps

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 9 (39.13%) JBoss
2 7 (30.43%) WebLogic
3 1 (4.35%) Apache
3 1 (4.35%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 8 (34.78%) Firewall
2 6 (26.09%) SSH
3 5 (21.74%) DNS
3 5 (21.74%) LDAP
3 5 (21.74%) OpenLDAP
4 3 (13.04%) VPN
5 2 (8.70%) LAN
5 2 (8.70%) WAN
6 1 (4.35%) FTP
6 1 (4.35%) SAN
6 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
6 1 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) DB2
1 1 (4.35%) MySQL
General
1 2 (8.70%) Banking
1 2 (8.70%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) Middleware
2 1 (4.35%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) HACMP
2 1 (4.35%) Clustering
2 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.35%) HP Superdome
2 1 (4.35%) Replication
2 1 (4.35%) User Experience
2 1 (4.35%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 23 (100.00%) Unix
2 16 (69.57%) Linux
3 12 (52.17%) Windows
4 10 (43.48%) Solaris
5 7 (30.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (26.09%) Windows XP
7 5 (21.74%) AIX
8 4 (17.39%) Windows Server
9 2 (8.70%) HPUX
10 1 (4.35%) Mac OS X
10 1 (4.35%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 1 (4.35%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) Incident Management
2 7 (30.43%) ITIL
3 6 (26.09%) Validation
4 5 (21.74%) Defect Management
4 5 (21.74%) DevOps
4 5 (21.74%) Mentoring
4 5 (21.74%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 4 (17.39%) High Availability
5 4 (17.39%) ITIL V3
6 3 (13.04%) Change Management
6 3 (13.04%) Problem Management
6 3 (13.04%) Release Management
6 3 (13.04%) Service Delivery
7 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management
7 2 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (8.70%) Lean Six Sigma
7 2 (8.70%) Service Management
7 2 (8.70%) Six Sigma
7 2 (8.70%) SOA
7 2 (8.70%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 10 (43.48%) SQL
2 6 (26.09%) Korn
2 6 (26.09%) Perl
3 5 (21.74%) PL/SQL
4 1 (4.35%) Bash Shell
4 1 (4.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (26.09%) Security Cleared
2 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared
3 2 (8.70%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (8.70%) IBM AIX Certification
4 1 (4.35%) BC Cleared
4 1 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) SLA
2 1 (4.35%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (4.35%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (30.43%) Active Directory
2 5 (21.74%) NFS
3 2 (8.70%) GPFS
4 1 (4.35%) Samba
4 1 (4.35%) Squid
4 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) NetVault Backup
Vendors
1 13 (56.52%) HP
2 12 (52.17%) Red Hat
3 8 (34.78%) Oracle
4 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
4 5 (21.74%) ServiceNow
5 2 (8.70%) CA
5 2 (8.70%) IBM
5 2 (8.70%) VMware
6 1 (4.35%) Dell
6 1 (4.35%) Opsware
6 1 (4.35%) Sun
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