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 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix Support Engineer
Rank 625 628 609
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Support Engineer 16 10 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.030% 0.018% 0.032%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.031% 0.019% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 11
Median daily rate £305 £525 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.90% +16.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £285 £225 £275
% change year-on-year
+26.66% -18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £26.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £26.50

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
50897 51337 49774
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.72% 94.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 33216 31650 30786
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1482 2063 2112
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.72 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.65% -1.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

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
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 25 May 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 15 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 25 May 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 -7 16 £305 -41.90% 7
North East - 10 £275 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 10 £275 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 10 £275 - 1
North West - 3 £325 - 5
Cheshire - 2 £280 -
Knutsford - 2 £280 -
Yorkshire +1 1 £375 +66.66%
West Yorkshire -3 1 £375 +66.66%
London -5 1 £450 -14.28%
Leeds -6 1 £375 +66.66%
High Wycombe - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £375 - 4
South East - 1 - - 1

Unix Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 23 (100.00%) Unix
2 15 (65.22%) Linux
3 12 (52.17%) HP
4 11 (47.83%) Oracle
4 11 (47.83%) Firewall
4 11 (47.83%) Red Hat
5 10 (43.48%) SQL
6 9 (39.13%) Windows
6 9 (39.13%) JBoss
6 9 (39.13%) Security Cleared
7 8 (34.78%) Solaris
8 7 (30.43%) WebLogic
8 7 (30.43%) Active Directory
8 7 (30.43%) Incident Management
9 6 (26.09%) SSH
9 6 (26.09%) SC Cleared
9 6 (26.09%) Korn
9 6 (26.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (26.09%) Validation
9 6 (26.09%) Perl
9 6 (26.09%) ITIL
9 6 (26.09%) Windows XP
10 5 (21.74%) SOA
10 5 (21.74%) NFS
10 5 (21.74%) LDAP
10 5 (21.74%) DNS
10 5 (21.74%) PL/SQL
10 5 (21.74%) OpenLDAP
10 5 (21.74%) DevOps
10 5 (21.74%) Operational Acceptance Testing

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 (39.13%) JBoss
2 7 (30.43%) WebLogic
3 1 (4.35%) Apache
3 1 (4.35%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 11 (47.83%) Firewall
2 6 (26.09%) SSH
3 5 (21.74%) DNS
3 5 (21.74%) LDAP
3 5 (21.74%) OpenLDAP
4 3 (13.04%) VPN
5 2 (8.70%) LAN
5 2 (8.70%) WAN
6 1 (4.35%) FTP
6 1 (4.35%) SAN
6 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
6 1 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) DB2
1 1 (4.35%) MySQL
General
1 2 (8.70%) Banking
1 2 (8.70%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) Middleware
1 3 (13.04%) Web Services
1 3 (13.04%) XML
2 1 (4.35%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) DataPower
1 3 (13.04%) PKI
2 2 (8.70%) HACMP
3 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.35%) Clustering
3 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.35%) HP Superdome
3 1 (4.35%) Replication
3 1 (4.35%) User Experience
3 1 (4.35%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 23 (100.00%) Unix
2 15 (65.22%) Linux
3 9 (39.13%) Windows
4 8 (34.78%) Solaris
5 6 (26.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (26.09%) Windows XP
6 4 (17.39%) AIX
7 3 (13.04%) Windows Server
8 1 (4.35%) HPUX
8 1 (4.35%) Mac OS X
8 1 (4.35%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 1 (4.35%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) Incident Management
2 6 (26.09%) ITIL
2 6 (26.09%) Validation
3 5 (21.74%) Defect Management
3 5 (21.74%) DevOps
3 5 (21.74%) Mentoring
3 5 (21.74%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 5 (21.74%) SOA
4 4 (17.39%) High Availability
4 4 (17.39%) ITIL V3
5 2 (8.70%) Change Management
5 2 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (8.70%) Lean Six Sigma
5 2 (8.70%) Open Source
5 2 (8.70%) Problem Management
5 2 (8.70%) Release Management
5 2 (8.70%) Service Delivery
5 2 (8.70%) Service Management
5 2 (8.70%) Six Sigma
5 2 (8.70%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 10 (43.48%) SQL
2 6 (26.09%) Korn
2 6 (26.09%) Perl
3 5 (21.74%) PL/SQL
4 1 (4.35%) Bash Shell
4 1 (4.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (39.13%) Security Cleared
2 6 (26.09%) SC Cleared
3 2 (8.70%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (8.70%) IBM AIX Certification
4 1 (4.35%) BC Cleared
4 1 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) SLA
2 1 (4.35%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (30.43%) Active Directory
2 5 (21.74%) NFS
3 2 (8.70%) GPFS
4 1 (4.35%) Samba
4 1 (4.35%) Squid
4 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) NetVault Backup
Vendors
1 12 (52.17%) HP
2 11 (47.83%) Oracle
2 11 (47.83%) Red Hat
3 4 (17.39%) ServiceNow
4 3 (13.04%) F5
4 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
5 2 (8.70%) CA
5 2 (8.70%) IBM
5 2 (8.70%) VMware
6 1 (4.35%) Dell
6 1 (4.35%) Opsware
6 1 (4.35%) Sun
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