The table below looks at the statistics for the UNIX Systems 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 Systems Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX System Engineer
Rank 585 593 561
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -32
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Systems Engineer 8 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.011% 0.006%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.015% 0.012% 0.007%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 1
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£383 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.28% +7.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £300 -
% change year-on-year
+26.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £30.00

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
51645 52060 44962
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.35% 92.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 31339 31560 25761
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £346
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2019 2073 2241
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

UNIX Systems Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing UNIX Systems Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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
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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing UNIX Systems Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 17 April 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
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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 -3 6 £404 +15.35% 1
London +5 4 £404 +15.35%
City of London +22 3 £383 -23.50%
South East -18 2 - -
South West - - - - 1
Bristol - - - - 1
Hove - - - -
East of England - - - -
Southampton - - - -
St Albans - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -

UNIX Systems Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited UNIX Systems 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 Systems Engineer in their job title.

1 20 (100.00%) UNIX
2 17 (85.00%) Linux
3 12 (60.00%) Red Hat
4 11 (55.00%) VMware
5 9 (45.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (40.00%) AIX
7 7 (35.00%) Solaris
7 7 (35.00%) SAN
7 7 (35.00%) HP
7 7 (35.00%) EMC
7 7 (35.00%) Puppet
8 6 (30.00%) Bash Shell
8 6 (30.00%) Sun
8 6 (30.00%) DNS
8 6 (30.00%) Finance
9 5 (25.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 5 (25.00%) Configuration Management
9 5 (25.00%) Windows
9 5 (25.00%) ITIL
10 4 (20.00%) Oracle
10 4 (20.00%) Tomcat
10 4 (20.00%) Python
10 4 (20.00%) IBM
10 4 (20.00%) DHCP
10 4 (20.00%) TCP/IP
10 4 (20.00%) Firewall
10 4 (20.00%) Banking
11 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (15.00%) NetBackup

UNIX Systems Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited UNIX Systems 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 Systems Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (20.00%) Tomcat
2 3 (15.00%) Apache
3 2 (10.00%) WebLogic
3 2 (10.00%) Jetty
3 2 (10.00%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (35.00%) SAN
2 6 (30.00%) DNS
3 4 (20.00%) DHCP
3 4 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 4 (20.00%) Firewall
4 2 (10.00%) SSH
4 2 (10.00%) Wireshark
4 2 (10.00%) Internet
4 2 (10.00%) PuTTY
5 1 (5.00%) Network Security
5 1 (5.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.00%) DB2
2 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.00%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) JIRA
2 1 (5.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (5.00%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (30.00%) Finance
2 4 (20.00%) Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) FIX Protocol
1 1 (5.00%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Clustering
2 1 (5.00%) Derivative
2 1 (5.00%) Mathematics
2 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.00%) IBM XIV
Operating Systems
1 20 (100.00%) UNIX
2 17 (85.00%) Linux
3 8 (40.00%) AIX
3 8 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (35.00%) Solaris
5 5 (25.00%) Windows
6 2 (10.00%) HPUX
6 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (10.00%) Debian
6 2 (10.00%) Ubuntu
7 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (5.00%) SUSE
7 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) ITIL
1 5 (25.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (15.00%) Service Management
2 3 (15.00%) Change Management
2 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (15.00%) Load Balancing
2 3 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (10.00%) Migration
3 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (5.00%) DevOps
4 1 (5.00%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (30.00%) Bash Shell
2 4 (20.00%) Python
3 3 (15.00%) Ruby
3 3 (15.00%) Korn
4 2 (10.00%) Java
5 1 (5.00%) Perl
5 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) Degree
System Software
1 9 (45.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (15.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (10.00%) Samba
3 2 (10.00%) PowerHA
4 1 (5.00%) VMware ESX
4 1 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (35.00%) Puppet
2 5 (25.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (15.00%) NetBackup
3 3 (15.00%) Backup Exec
4 2 (10.00%) Nagios
4 2 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (10.00%) HAProxy
5 1 (5.00%) yum
Vendors
1 12 (60.00%) Red Hat
2 11 (55.00%) VMware
3 7 (35.00%) HP
3 7 (35.00%) EMC
4 6 (30.00%) Sun
5 4 (20.00%) Oracle
5 4 (20.00%) IBM
6 3 (15.00%) Symantec
7 2 (10.00%) Akamai
7 2 (10.00%) BMC
7 2 (10.00%) NetApp
7 2 (10.00%) Veritas
8 1 (5.00%) Citrix
8 1 (5.00%) Fidessa
8 1 (5.00%) Altiris