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 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix Support Engineer
Rank 632 650 622
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -28
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Support Engineer 15 9 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.028% 0.016% 0.040%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.029% 0.016% 0.042%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 8
Median daily rate £295 £359 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.77% +19.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £198 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £574 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £295 £165 £300
% change year-on-year
+78.78% -45.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Median hourly rate £20.00 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.85% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year
-42.85% -

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
51191 54614 52615
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.69% 94.95% 94.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 33346 34728 31784
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1648 2049 2054
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.33 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.90% +1.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +1.67%

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 8 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 August 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 +11 15 £295 -17.77% 2
North East - 12 £295 -
Tyne and Wear - 12 £295 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 12 £295 -
London -17 2 £325 -26.55%
North West +11 1 - - 1
Merseyside +7 1 - -
Liverpool +4 1 - -

Unix Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 August 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 31 (100.00%) Unix
2 20 (64.52%) Windows
3 17 (54.84%) HP
3 17 (54.84%) Incident Management
4 16 (51.61%) Solaris
4 16 (51.61%) Linux
5 13 (41.94%) AIX
5 13 (41.94%) Red Hat
5 13 (41.94%) Microsoft
6 12 (38.71%) ServiceNow
7 11 (35.48%) Windows Server
7 11 (35.48%) Oracle
8 10 (32.26%) ITIL
8 10 (32.26%) SQL
9 9 (29.03%) WebLogic
9 9 (29.03%) JBoss
9 9 (29.03%) SLA
9 9 (29.03%) Change Management
9 9 (29.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (25.81%) Problem Management
10 8 (25.81%) Release Management
10 8 (25.81%) Service Delivery
11 7 (22.58%) Firewall
12 6 (19.35%) BPSS Clearance
12 6 (19.35%) QMS
12 6 (19.35%) Korn
12 6 (19.35%) Root Cause Analysis
12 6 (19.35%) Quality Management
12 6 (19.35%) Middleware
12 6 (19.35%) ISO 9001

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 (29.03%) JBoss
1 9 (29.03%) WebLogic
2 1 (3.23%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 7 (22.58%) Firewall
2 5 (16.13%) DNS
2 5 (16.13%) LDAP
2 5 (16.13%) OpenLDAP
2 5 (16.13%) SSH
3 2 (6.45%) LAN
3 2 (6.45%) VPN
3 2 (6.45%) WAN
4 1 (3.23%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) DB2
1 1 (3.23%) MySQL
General
1 2 (6.45%) Banking
1 2 (6.45%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (19.35%) Middleware
2 1 (3.23%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) Computer Science
1 2 (6.45%) HACMP
2 1 (3.23%) Clustering
2 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.23%) HP Superdome
2 1 (3.23%) Replication
2 1 (3.23%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 31 (100.00%) Unix
2 20 (64.52%) Windows
3 16 (51.61%) Linux
3 16 (51.61%) Solaris
4 13 (41.94%) AIX
5 11 (35.48%) Windows Server
6 9 (29.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (16.13%) Windows XP
8 3 (9.68%) HPUX
8 3 (9.68%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (3.23%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (3.23%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (54.84%) Incident Management
2 10 (32.26%) ITIL
3 9 (29.03%) Change Management
4 8 (25.81%) Problem Management
4 8 (25.81%) Release Management
4 8 (25.81%) Service Delivery
5 6 (19.35%) QMS
5 6 (19.35%) Quality Management
5 6 (19.35%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (16.13%) Defect Management
6 5 (16.13%) DevOps
6 5 (16.13%) Mentoring
6 5 (16.13%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 5 (16.13%) Validation
7 4 (12.90%) SOA
8 2 (6.45%) Configuration Management
8 2 (6.45%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (6.45%) Service Management
8 2 (6.45%) Six Sigma
8 2 (6.45%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 10 (32.26%) SQL
2 6 (19.35%) Korn
2 6 (19.35%) Perl
3 5 (16.13%) PL/SQL
4 2 (6.45%) Bash Shell
4 2 (6.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (19.35%) BPSS Clearance
2 5 (16.13%) Security Cleared
3 4 (12.90%) SC Cleared
4 2 (6.45%) Degree
4 2 (6.45%) IBM AIX Certification
5 1 (3.23%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (29.03%) SLA
2 6 (19.35%) ISO 9001
3 4 (12.90%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (16.13%) Active Directory
1 5 (16.13%) NFS
2 2 (6.45%) GPFS
2 2 (6.45%) Squid
3 1 (3.23%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 17 (54.84%) HP
2 13 (41.94%) Microsoft
2 13 (41.94%) Red Hat
3 12 (38.71%) ServiceNow
4 11 (35.48%) Oracle
5 4 (12.90%) CA
6 3 (9.68%) IBM
7 1 (3.23%) Opsware
7 1 (3.23%) Sun
7 1 (3.23%) Symantec
7 1 (3.23%) VMware