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 1 July 2015 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX Support Engineer
Rank 606 593 555
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -38
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Support Engineer 2 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.019% 0.012%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.004% 0.020% 0.013%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 0
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£225 £388 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.93% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £253 -
% change year-on-year
-10.89% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £22.50

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
51737 49836 45640
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.45% 92.60% 92.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 32579 30554 26426
Average daily rate £400 £396 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% -1.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1958 1985 2120
Average hourly rate £16.83 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.96% -10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £39.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

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 6 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 1 July 2015. 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 -28 1 £225 -41.93% 1
Scotland - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 £225 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £225 -
Yorkshire - 1 £225 -

UNIX Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 3 (100.00%) UNIX
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Veritas
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
3 1 (33.33%) OpenVPN
3 1 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle ZFS
3 1 (33.33%) Ubuntu
3 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Server
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) CentOS
3 1 (33.33%) Apache
3 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 1 (33.33%) DNS
3 1 (33.33%) SLA
3 1 (33.33%) Sun
3 1 (33.33%) Dell
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (33.33%) SAN
3 1 (33.33%) NHS
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) Solaris
3 1 (33.33%) Perl
3 1 (33.33%) PHP
3 1 (33.33%) MySQL
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) Banking

UNIX Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 (33.33%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) DNS
1 1 (33.33%) SAN
1 1 (33.33%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) MySQL
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) NHS
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
1 1 (33.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) UNIX
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) Ubuntu
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) CentOS
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) Service Management
1 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
1 1 (33.33%) Change Management
1 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (33.33%) Workflow
1 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
1 1 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Perl
1 1 (33.33%) PHP
1 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Veritas
3 1 (33.33%) Sun
3 1 (33.33%) Dell
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix