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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix System Engineer
Rank 609 643 613
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -30
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Systems Engineer 12 9 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.016% 0.039%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.026% 0.017% 0.042%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 18
Median daily rate £400 £375 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £320 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £574 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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
46863 52014 52705
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.55% 94.72% 93.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 30655 33167 33349
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 £259 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1649 2000 2163
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +5.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 11 December 2016.

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 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 Systems Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 11 December 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 +24 7 £375 - 5
Glasgow - 5 £425 -
Scotland - 5 £425 -
South East +19 3 £355 -5.33% 2
London +9 2 £413 -38.66% 1
Surrey - 2 £365 -
City of London -2 1 £425 -
Cambridge - 1 - -
Staines - 1 £355 -
Leeds - 1 £375 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £375 -
Kent - 1 £315 - 2
Yorkshire - 1 £375 -
East of England - 1 - - 1
Cambridgeshire - 1 - - 1

Unix Systems Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 December 2016, 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 21 (100.00%) Unix
2 17 (80.95%) Linux
3 10 (47.62%) Solaris
4 8 (38.10%) Perl
4 8 (38.10%) Bash Shell
5 7 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (33.33%) TCP/IP
5 7 (33.33%) Firewall
6 6 (28.57%) Red Hat
6 6 (28.57%) AIX
7 5 (23.81%) PowerHA
7 5 (23.81%) Korn
7 5 (23.81%) Network Security
7 5 (23.81%) Oracle
7 5 (23.81%) IBM
7 5 (23.81%) Management Information System
7 5 (23.81%) Risk Management
7 5 (23.81%) Finance
8 4 (19.05%) Project Management
8 4 (19.05%) NetApp
8 4 (19.05%) Veritas
8 4 (19.05%) Mathematics
8 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared
8 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
8 4 (19.05%) CentOS
8 4 (19.05%) Puppet
9 3 (14.29%) Data Protection
9 3 (14.29%) Freedom of Information Act
9 3 (14.29%) Freedom of Information
9 3 (14.29%) SSH

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 2 (9.52%) Apache
2 1 (4.76%) ColdFusion
2 1 (4.76%) Tomcat
2 1 (4.76%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (33.33%) Firewall
1 7 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 5 (23.81%) Network Security
3 3 (14.29%) DNS
3 3 (14.29%) SAN
3 3 (14.29%) SSH
4 2 (9.52%) Internet
5 1 (4.76%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (4.76%) CTI
5 1 (4.76%) FTP
5 1 (4.76%) HTTP
5 1 (4.76%) iSCSI
5 1 (4.76%) LDAP
5 1 (4.76%) SMTP
5 1 (4.76%) SNMP
5 1 (4.76%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) MySQL
1 2 (9.52%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (4.76%) Big Data
2 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Git (software)
1 2 (9.52%) Subversion
General
1 5 (23.81%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Advertising
3 1 (4.76%) Games
3 1 (4.76%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) LAMP
2 1 (4.76%) AngularJS
2 1 (4.76%) LAPP Stack
2 1 (4.76%) Middleware
2 1 (4.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Management Information System
2 4 (19.05%) Mathematics
3 3 (14.29%) Freedom of Information
3 3 (14.29%) Freedom of Information Act
4 1 (4.76%) Biology
4 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.76%) Data Centre
4 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 21 (100.00%) Unix
2 17 (80.95%) Linux
3 10 (47.62%) Solaris
4 7 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (28.57%) AIX
6 4 (19.05%) CentOS
7 1 (4.76%) Amazon Linux
7 1 (4.76%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 1 (4.76%) Ubuntu
7 1 (4.76%) Windows
7 1 (4.76%) Windows 7
7 1 (4.76%) Windows Server
7 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) Risk Management
2 4 (19.05%) Project Management
3 3 (14.29%) Data Protection
4 2 (9.52%) DevOps
4 2 (9.52%) Migration
4 2 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (9.52%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 1 (4.76%) Algorithmic Trading
5 1 (4.76%) Bioinformatics
5 1 (4.76%) Build Automation
5 1 (4.76%) Capacity Management
5 1 (4.76%) Data Modelling
5 1 (4.76%) Data Security
5 1 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (4.76%) High Availability
5 1 (4.76%) High-Frequency Trading
5 1 (4.76%) Incident Management
5 1 (4.76%) Low Latency
5 1 (4.76%) Patch Management
5 1 (4.76%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (38.10%) Bash Shell
1 8 (38.10%) Perl
2 5 (23.81%) Korn
3 3 (14.29%) Python
4 2 (9.52%) Ruby
4 2 (9.52%) Shell Script
5 1 (4.76%) C
5 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.76%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared
1 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
2 2 (9.52%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (4.76%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (23.81%) PowerHA
2 2 (9.52%) NFS
3 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
3 1 (4.76%) Docker
3 1 (4.76%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (4.76%) Veritas File System
3 1 (4.76%) VMware ESX
3 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (19.05%) Puppet
2 2 (9.52%) Nagios
2 2 (9.52%) NetBackup
2 2 (9.52%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (4.76%) Ansible
3 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Satellite
3 1 (4.76%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) Red Hat
2 5 (23.81%) IBM
2 5 (23.81%) Oracle
3 4 (19.05%) NetApp
3 4 (19.05%) Veritas
4 3 (14.29%) VMware
5 2 (9.52%) Symantec
6 1 (4.76%) Brocade
6 1 (4.76%) Cisco
6 1 (4.76%) EMC