The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX System Engineer
Rank 591 563 571
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +8
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Systems Engineer 3 7 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% 0.014% 0.022%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.006% 0.015% 0.024%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 5
Average daily rate
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£450 £413 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +30.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £413 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £413 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £413 £315
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +30.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50521 47308 53478
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.33% 92.54% 92.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 30608 27726 29859
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £231 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1993 2123 2716
Average hourly rate £16.58 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.25% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 22 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 31 July 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -32 2 £419 +1.51% 3
London - 2 £419 - 1
Nottingham - - - -
Wokingham - - - -
York - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - - 1
North Yorkshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - - 1
South East - - - -
South Wales - - - -
South West - - - -
Wales - - - -
East of England - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
Knutsford - - - -

UNIX Systems Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 8 (100.00%) UNIX
1 8 (100.00%) Linux
2 5 (62.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 5 (62.50%) Bash Shell
2 5 (62.50%) Red Hat
2 5 (62.50%) Solaris
2 5 (62.50%) Oracle
3 4 (50.00%) Perl
4 3 (37.50%) AIX
4 3 (37.50%) LDAP
4 3 (37.50%) SAN
4 3 (37.50%) Veritas
4 3 (37.50%) Symantec
4 3 (37.50%) VMware
4 3 (37.50%) Puppet
4 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (25.00%) Bourne shell
5 2 (25.00%) Release Management
5 2 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 2 (25.00%) Korn
5 2 (25.00%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (25.00%) Kernel Tuning
5 2 (25.00%) YUM
5 2 (25.00%) Firewall
5 2 (25.00%) Finance
5 2 (25.00%) Migration
5 2 (25.00%) NetApp
5 2 (25.00%) IBM
5 2 (25.00%) JBoss

UNIX Systems Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 2 (25.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (12.50%) Apache
2 1 (12.50%) Tomcat
2 1 (12.50%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) LDAP
1 3 (37.50%) SAN
2 2 (25.00%) Firewall
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco PIX
3 1 (12.50%) Network Security
3 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 1 (12.50%) VPN
3 1 (12.50%) SSL
3 1 (12.50%) NetScreen
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) MySQL
1 2 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (12.50%) KDB
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) JUnit
1 1 (12.50%) JMeter
1 1 (12.50%) JIRA
1 1 (12.50%) Cucumber
1 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) SOAP
1 1 (12.50%) CORBA
1 1 (12.50%) Middleware
1 1 (12.50%) Xerces
1 1 (12.50%) Xalan
1 1 (12.50%) Ruby on Rails
1 1 (12.50%) wxWidgets
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) UNIX
1 8 (100.00%) Linux
2 5 (62.50%) Solaris
2 5 (62.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (37.50%) AIX
4 2 (25.00%) Windows
5 1 (12.50%) SUSE
5 1 (12.50%) Debian
5 1 (12.50%) Ubuntu
5 1 (12.50%) OpenSolaris
5 1 (12.50%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Migration
1 2 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 2 (25.00%) Release Management
1 2 (25.00%) Kernel Tuning
2 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
2 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
2 1 (12.50%) SOA
2 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) Bash Shell
2 4 (50.00%) Perl
3 2 (25.00%) Korn
3 2 (25.00%) Bourne shell
3 2 (25.00%) Java
4 1 (12.50%) C-shell
4 1 (12.50%) C#
4 1 (12.50%) C++
4 1 (12.50%) PHP
4 1 (12.50%) SQL
4 1 (12.50%) Python
4 1 (12.50%) Lisp
4 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
4 1 (12.50%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
1 1 (12.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (12.50%) NFS
3 1 (12.50%) Samba
3 1 (12.50%) VMware ESX
3 1 (12.50%) Snort
3 1 (12.50%) Squid
3 1 (12.50%) Xen
3 1 (12.50%) qmail
3 1 (12.50%) Sendmail
3 1 (12.50%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (12.50%) OpenSSH
3 1 (12.50%) vSphere
3 1 (12.50%) KVM
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) Puppet
2 2 (25.00%) YUM
3 1 (12.50%) Vagrant
3 1 (12.50%) Tivoli
3 1 (12.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Nagios
3 1 (12.50%) NetBackup
3 1 (12.50%) Nessus
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Oracle
1 5 (62.50%) Red Hat
2 3 (37.50%) Veritas
2 3 (37.50%) Symantec
2 3 (37.50%) VMware
3 2 (25.00%) JBoss
3 2 (25.00%) IBM
3 2 (25.00%) NetApp
4 1 (12.50%) Nokia
4 1 (12.50%) HP
4 1 (12.50%) CA
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco
4 1 (12.50%) Sybase
4 1 (12.50%) Tripwire
4 1 (12.50%) Brocade
4 1 (12.50%) Fortinet
4 1 (12.50%) Qualys
4 1 (12.50%) Akamai
4 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint