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 22 September 2014 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX Support Engineer
Rank - 571 586
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Support Engineer 0 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - 0.006% 0.012%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.006% 0.013%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £25.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £25.75

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
52499 48968 54351
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.83% 92.75% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 32042 29332 30408
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2057 2099 2690
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.06
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

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
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 19 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 22 September 2014. 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
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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
Bristol - - - -
Knutsford - - - -
London - - - -
Reading - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Slough - - - -
York - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - -
North West - - - -
South East - - - -
South West - - - - 1
England - - - - 1
Home Counties - - - -

UNIX Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 11 (100.00%) UNIX
2 10 (90.91%) Linux
3 9 (81.82%) Red Hat
4 7 (63.64%) LDAP
4 7 (63.64%) Perl
4 7 (63.64%) Oracle
4 7 (63.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (54.55%) Windows
6 5 (45.45%) Solaris
6 5 (45.45%) HP
6 5 (45.45%) NetApp
6 5 (45.45%) Veritas
6 5 (45.45%) Finance
7 4 (36.36%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 4 (36.36%) Oracle RAC
7 4 (36.36%) Release Management
7 4 (36.36%) Bourne shell
7 4 (36.36%) Bash Shell
7 4 (36.36%) YUM
7 4 (36.36%) Puppet
7 4 (36.36%) Kernel Tuning
7 4 (36.36%) NetBackup
7 4 (36.36%) SQL
8 3 (27.27%) SAN
8 3 (27.27%) Windows XP
8 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
8 3 (27.27%) Firewall
8 3 (27.27%) Brocade
8 3 (27.27%) Load Balancing
9 2 (18.18%) SSH

UNIX Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 2 (18.18%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 7 (63.64%) LDAP
2 3 (27.27%) SAN
2 3 (27.27%) Firewall
3 2 (18.18%) SSH
3 2 (18.18%) OpenLDAP
3 2 (18.18%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle9i Database
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database
General
1 5 (45.45%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Banking
2 1 (9.09%) Retail
2 1 (9.09%) Retail Banking
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) UNIX
2 10 (90.91%) Linux
3 7 (63.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (54.55%) Windows
5 5 (45.45%) Solaris
6 3 (27.27%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 4 (36.36%) Release Management
1 4 (36.36%) Kernel Tuning
2 3 (27.27%) Load Balancing
3 1 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (9.09%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) Perl
2 4 (36.36%) SQL
2 4 (36.36%) Bourne shell
2 4 (36.36%) Bash Shell
3 2 (18.18%) Korn
3 2 (18.18%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
1 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (36.36%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
3 2 (18.18%) NFS
Systems Management
1 4 (36.36%) NetBackup
1 4 (36.36%) YUM
1 4 (36.36%) Puppet
2 1 (9.09%) Nagios
Vendors
1 9 (81.82%) Red Hat
2 7 (63.64%) Oracle
3 5 (45.45%) HP
3 5 (45.45%) NetApp
3 5 (45.45%) Veritas
4 3 (27.27%) Brocade
5 2 (18.18%) Symantec
5 2 (18.18%) JBoss
6 1 (9.09%) Sun
6 1 (9.09%) Sybase
6 1 (9.09%) CA
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