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 10 February 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix Support Engineer
Rank 617 604 581
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Support Engineer 9 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.017% 0.015% 0.014%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.019% 0.016% 0.015%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 2
Average daily rate £288 £525 £321
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-45.23% +63.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £420 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £555 £374
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 - £255
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 - -

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
48618 48918 46871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31219 30411 27715
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1735 1925 2068
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.95% -3.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 February 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 12 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 February 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 -5 6 £284 -45.95% 4
South Wales - 3 £450 -
Wales - 3 £450 -
Bridgend - 3 £450 -
South East +16 2 £288 - 1
Norwich - 2 - -
Nottingham - 2 £280 -
Hampshire - 2 £288 -
Norfolk - 2 - -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £280 -
East Midlands - 2 £280 -
East of England - 2 - -

Unix Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 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 23 (100.00%) Unix
2 17 (73.91%) Linux
3 12 (52.17%) Solaris
4 11 (47.83%) Windows
5 8 (34.78%) XML
6 7 (30.43%) Security Cleared
6 7 (30.43%) HPUX
7 6 (26.09%) AIX
7 6 (26.09%) ITIL
7 6 (26.09%) Oracle
7 6 (26.09%) LDAP
7 6 (26.09%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (26.09%) HP
7 6 (26.09%) Mac OS X
7 6 (26.09%) Time Management
7 6 (26.09%) Knowledge Management
7 6 (26.09%) Splunk
7 6 (26.09%) Relational Database
8 5 (21.74%) Regular Expression
8 5 (21.74%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (21.74%) SC Cleared
8 5 (21.74%) JSON
8 5 (21.74%) Shell Script
8 5 (21.74%) Python
8 5 (21.74%) C#
8 5 (21.74%) C++
8 5 (21.74%) HTML
8 5 (21.74%) Java
8 5 (21.74%) Perl
9 3 (13.04%) Issue Tracking

Unix Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 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 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
1 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 6 (26.09%) LDAP
2 3 (13.04%) Firewall
3 2 (8.70%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.35%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (26.09%) Relational Database
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle Database
2 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (8.70%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (34.78%) XML
2 5 (21.74%) HTML
2 5 (21.74%) JSON
2 5 (21.74%) Regular Expression
3 3 (13.04%) Middleware
3 3 (13.04%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) DataPower
1 3 (13.04%) PKI
2 2 (8.70%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 23 (100.00%) Unix
2 17 (73.91%) Linux
3 12 (52.17%) Solaris
4 11 (47.83%) Windows
5 7 (30.43%) HPUX
6 6 (26.09%) AIX
6 6 (26.09%) Mac OS X
7 2 (8.70%) Windows Server
7 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) Business Intelligence
1 6 (26.09%) ITIL
1 6 (26.09%) Knowledge Management
1 6 (26.09%) Time Management
2 5 (21.74%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (13.04%) Incident Management
3 3 (13.04%) Issue Tracking
3 3 (13.04%) Migration
3 3 (13.04%) Project Management
3 3 (13.04%) SOA
3 3 (13.04%) Validation
4 2 (8.70%) Change Management
4 2 (8.70%) Data Security
4 2 (8.70%) High Availability
4 2 (8.70%) Identity Access Management
4 2 (8.70%) ITIL V3
4 2 (8.70%) Regression Testing
4 2 (8.70%) Service Management
5 1 (4.35%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (4.35%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (21.74%) C#
1 5 (21.74%) C++
1 5 (21.74%) Java
1 5 (21.74%) Perl
1 5 (21.74%) Python
1 5 (21.74%) Shell Script
2 3 (13.04%) SQL
3 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.35%) T-SQL
3 1 (4.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (30.43%) Security Cleared
2 5 (21.74%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.35%) Degree
3 1 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (4.35%) MCSE
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.35%) NFS
2 1 (4.35%) Samba
2 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) DatAdvantage
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) HP
1 6 (26.09%) Oracle
1 6 (26.09%) Splunk
2 3 (13.04%) Cisco
2 3 (13.04%) F5
2 3 (13.04%) Red Hat
3 2 (8.70%) Dell
3 2 (8.70%) EMC
3 2 (8.70%) Sun
3 2 (8.70%) Varonis
3 2 (8.70%) VMware