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 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unix Support Engineer
UK
Rank 584 606 583
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Support Engineer 7 12 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.024% 0.018%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.017% 0.025% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 8
Median daily rate £365 £288 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.95% -17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £280 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £450 £577
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £288 £175
% change year-on-year
+21.73% +64.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £16.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £16.00 -

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
42377 48205 48154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.76% 94.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 27593 30644 30320
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £585 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1495 1752 1913
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.12 £10.61 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.08
% change year-on-year
- +8.83%

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 7 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 19 January 2017. 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 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 +39 7 £365 +28.63% 4
London +18 4 £380 +16.92%
Manchester - 2 £350 - 2
North West - 2 £350 - 2
Tyne and Wear - 1 £335 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £335 -
North East - 1 £335 -

Unix Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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 18 (100.00%) Unix
2 12 (66.67%) Linux
3 10 (55.56%) Windows
4 9 (50.00%) Solaris
5 8 (44.44%) AIX
5 8 (44.44%) Perl
6 7 (38.89%) Shell Script
7 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
7 6 (33.33%) Python
7 6 (33.33%) Change Management
8 5 (27.78%) VMware
8 5 (27.78%) ITIL
8 5 (27.78%) Oracle
9 4 (22.22%) Regular Expression
9 4 (22.22%) ServiceNow
9 4 (22.22%) Relational Database
9 4 (22.22%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 4 (22.22%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (22.22%) Windows Server
9 4 (22.22%) LDAP
9 4 (22.22%) HP
9 4 (22.22%) Red Hat
9 4 (22.22%) SLA
9 4 (22.22%) Knowledge Management
9 4 (22.22%) Problem Management
9 4 (22.22%) Release Management
9 4 (22.22%) Incident Management
9 4 (22.22%) Mac OS
10 3 (16.67%) SUSE
10 3 (16.67%) QMS

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 1 (5.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) IaaS
1 1 (5.56%) PaaS
1 1 (5.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (22.22%) LDAP
2 2 (11.11%) DNS
2 2 (11.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) Relational Database
2 2 (11.11%) MySQL
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) Regular Expression
2 1 (5.56%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.11%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 18 (100.00%) Unix
2 12 (66.67%) Linux
3 10 (55.56%) Windows
4 9 (50.00%) Solaris
5 8 (44.44%) AIX
6 4 (22.22%) Mac OS
6 4 (22.22%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 4 (22.22%) Windows Server
7 3 (16.67%) Oracle Linux
7 3 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (16.67%) SUSE
8 1 (5.56%) HPUX
8 1 (5.56%) Windows 2000
8 1 (5.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Change Management
2 5 (27.78%) ITIL
3 4 (22.22%) Incident Management
3 4 (22.22%) Knowledge Management
3 4 (22.22%) Problem Management
3 4 (22.22%) Release Management
4 3 (16.67%) High Availability
4 3 (16.67%) QMS
4 3 (16.67%) Quality Management
4 3 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (16.67%) Service Delivery
5 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (11.11%) Performance Optimisation
5 2 (11.11%) Project Management
5 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (5.56%) Information Security
6 1 (5.56%) ITIL V3
6 1 (5.56%) ITSM
6 1 (5.56%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 8 (44.44%) Perl
2 7 (38.89%) Shell Script
3 6 (33.33%) Python
4 3 (16.67%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (22.22%) SLA
2 3 (16.67%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (16.67%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (16.67%) Virtual Machines
1 3 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.56%) Squid
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (5.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (27.78%) Oracle
2 5 (27.78%) VMware
3 4 (22.22%) HP
3 4 (22.22%) Red Hat
3 4 (22.22%) ServiceNow
4 3 (16.67%) IBM
5 2 (11.11%) Sybase
6 1 (5.56%) Symantec
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