The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Unix Systems Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 20 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unix System Engineer
UK
Rank 575 613 586
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -27
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Systems Engineer 22 9 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.049% 0.018% 0.035%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.052% 0.019% 0.037%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 8 18
Median daily rate £425 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £319 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £534 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 0
Median hourly rate £47.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
42412 48118 48163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.73% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 27609 30636 30303
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 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1503 1747 1909
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 £11.13 £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 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

Unix Systems Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Unix Systems Engineer in the job title.

Unix Systems Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Unix Systems Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Unix Systems Engineer within the UK.

Unix Systems Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Unix Systems Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Unix Systems Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 20 January 2017.

Unix Systems Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Unix Systems Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Unix Systems Engineer within the UK.

Unix Systems Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Unix Systems Engineer
Top 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix Systems Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 20 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 +38 17 £450 +5.88% 4
London +19 13 £500 +5.26% 2
New Malden - 7 - -
Glasgow - 5 £425 -
Scotland - 5 £425 -
South East +14 3 £315 -6.66% 2
Kent - 2 £314 - 2
Canary Wharf - 2 £650 -
Tunbridge Wells - 1 £313 -
Leeds - 1 £375 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £375 -
Surrey - 1 £375 -
Yorkshire - 1 £375 -

Unix Systems Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, Unix Systems 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 Systems Engineer in the job title.

1 32 (100.00%) Unix
2 21 (65.63%) Linux
3 14 (43.75%) Python
3 14 (43.75%) Perl
4 12 (37.50%) TCP/IP
5 11 (34.38%) Nagios
5 11 (34.38%) Finance
6 10 (31.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (31.25%) Bash Shell
6 10 (31.25%) SQL
6 10 (31.25%) Solaris
7 9 (28.13%) VMware
8 8 (25.00%) Puppet
8 8 (25.00%) SC Cleared
8 8 (25.00%) Security Cleared
8 8 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
9 7 (21.88%) CentOS
9 7 (21.88%) tcsh
9 7 (21.88%) Samba
9 7 (21.88%) Firewall
9 7 (21.88%) FreeBSD
9 7 (21.88%) SNMP
10 6 (18.75%) AIX
10 6 (18.75%) Red Hat
10 6 (18.75%) Open Source
10 6 (18.75%) Snort
10 6 (18.75%) Ruby
10 6 (18.75%) ELK Stack
10 6 (18.75%) Kibana
10 6 (18.75%) Oracle ZFS

Unix Systems 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 6 (18.75%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (9.38%) OpenStack
3 1 (3.13%) Apache
3 1 (3.13%) ColdFusion
3 1 (3.13%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.13%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (9.38%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 12 (37.50%) TCP/IP
2 7 (21.88%) Firewall
2 7 (21.88%) SNMP
3 6 (18.75%) Multicast
4 5 (15.63%) Network Security
5 4 (12.50%) SAN
6 3 (9.38%) DNS
7 2 (6.25%) Internet
7 2 (6.25%) SSH
8 1 (3.13%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (3.13%) CTI
8 1 (3.13%) FTP
8 1 (3.13%) HTTP
8 1 (3.13%) iSCSI
8 1 (3.13%) LDAP
8 1 (3.13%) SMTP
8 1 (3.13%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.13%) Big Data
2 1 (3.13%) MySQL
2 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (9.38%) Git (software)
2 2 (6.25%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.13%) Subversion
General
1 11 (34.38%) Finance
2 4 (12.50%) Banking
3 1 (3.13%) Games
3 1 (3.13%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.75%) ELK Stack
2 1 (3.13%) AngularJS
2 1 (3.13%) LAMP
2 1 (3.13%) LAPP Stack
2 1 (3.13%) Middleware
2 1 (3.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Management Information System
2 4 (12.50%) Mathematics
3 2 (6.25%) Freedom of Information
3 2 (6.25%) Freedom of Information Act
3 2 (6.25%) RIA
4 1 (3.13%) Biology
4 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.13%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 32 (100.00%) Unix
2 21 (65.63%) Linux
3 10 (31.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (31.25%) Solaris
4 7 (21.88%) CentOS
4 7 (21.88%) FreeBSD
5 6 (18.75%) AIX
6 2 (6.25%) Windows
6 2 (6.25%) Windows 7
6 2 (6.25%) Windows Server
6 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (3.13%) Amazon Linux
7 1 (3.13%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 1 (3.13%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (18.75%) Open Source
2 5 (15.63%) Configuration Management
2 5 (15.63%) SDLC
3 4 (12.50%) Change Control
3 4 (12.50%) Risk Management
4 3 (9.38%) Low Latency
4 3 (9.38%) Project Management
5 2 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (6.25%) Data Protection
5 2 (6.25%) E-Commerce
5 2 (6.25%) Incident Management
5 2 (6.25%) Migration
5 2 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (6.25%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 1 (3.13%) Algorithmic Trading
6 1 (3.13%) Bioinformatics
6 1 (3.13%) Data Modelling
6 1 (3.13%) High Availability
6 1 (3.13%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 14 (43.75%) Perl
1 14 (43.75%) Python
2 10 (31.25%) Bash Shell
2 10 (31.25%) SQL
3 7 (21.88%) tcsh
4 6 (18.75%) Ruby
5 5 (15.63%) Korn
6 3 (9.38%) PHP
7 2 (6.25%) Shell Script
8 1 (3.13%) C
8 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 8 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.13%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (3.13%) Degree
2 1 (3.13%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 7 (21.88%) Samba
2 6 (18.75%) Snort
3 5 (15.63%) PowerHA
4 4 (12.50%) Docker
5 3 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (6.25%) Active Directory
6 2 (6.25%) VMware ESX
7 1 (3.13%) NFS
7 1 (3.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (3.13%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 11 (34.38%) Nagios
2 8 (25.00%) Puppet
3 6 (18.75%) Ansible
3 6 (18.75%) Kibana
3 6 (18.75%) logstash
3 6 (18.75%) Oracle ZFS
3 6 (18.75%) SmokePing
4 4 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (9.38%) OpenNMS
5 3 (9.38%) Zenoss
6 1 (3.13%) NetBackup
6 1 (3.13%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (3.13%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (3.13%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 9 (28.13%) VMware
2 6 (18.75%) Red Hat
3 5 (15.63%) IBM
4 3 (9.38%) Oracle
4 3 (9.38%) Splunk
4 3 (9.38%) TIBCO
4 3 (9.38%) Veritas
5 2 (6.25%) NetApp
6 1 (3.13%) Brocade
6 1 (3.13%) Cisco
6 1 (3.13%) EMC
6 1 (3.13%) Symantec