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 28 November 2014 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX System Engineer
Rank 587 574 562
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -12
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Systems Engineer 13 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.023% 0.014% 0.018%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.025% 0.015% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 5
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£500 £500 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +24.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -3.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
52369 47956 47469
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.78% 92.64% 93.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 33165 29077 26646
Average daily rate £400 £400 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2132 2083 2602
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £37.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

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
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 28 November 2014.

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 8 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 28 November 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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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 -48 11 £500 - 3
London +11 8 £500 -1.23% 2
City of London +29 3 £500 - 1
Yorkshire -5 3 £320 -14.66%
West Yorkshire - 3 £320 -
Leeds - 3 £320 -
Bristol - - - -
South West - - - -

UNIX Systems Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 17 (100.00%) UNIX
1 17 (100.00%) Linux
2 9 (52.94%) Solaris
3 8 (47.06%) Red Hat
4 7 (41.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (35.29%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (35.29%) Bash Shell
5 6 (35.29%) DNS
5 6 (35.29%) Sun
5 6 (35.29%) Windows
5 6 (35.29%) DHCP
5 6 (35.29%) VMware
5 6 (35.29%) Finance
6 5 (29.41%) Firewall
6 5 (29.41%) HP
6 5 (29.41%) SAN
6 5 (29.41%) Puppet
7 4 (23.53%) Active Directory
7 4 (23.53%) Tomcat
7 4 (23.53%) Perl
7 4 (23.53%) Clustering
7 4 (23.53%) Nagios
7 4 (23.53%) Symantec
8 3 (17.65%) Change Management
8 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (17.65%) Banking
8 3 (17.65%) NetBackup
8 3 (17.65%) Backup Exec
8 3 (17.65%) Python
8 3 (17.65%) Apache

UNIX Systems Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 4 (23.53%) Tomcat
2 3 (17.65%) Apache
3 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
3 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 6 (35.29%) DNS
1 6 (35.29%) DHCP
2 5 (29.41%) Firewall
2 5 (29.41%) SAN
3 3 (17.65%) TCP/IP
4 2 (11.76%) Network Security
5 1 (5.88%) LDAP
5 1 (5.88%) Intranet
General
1 6 (35.29%) Finance
2 3 (17.65%) Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.88%) Swedish Language
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Clustering
2 2 (11.76%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 17 (100.00%) UNIX
1 17 (100.00%) Linux
2 9 (52.94%) Solaris
3 7 (41.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (35.29%) Windows
5 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (11.76%) AIX
5 2 (11.76%) HPUX
6 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (17.65%) Change Management
1 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (17.65%) DevOps
1 3 (17.65%) Load Balancing
2 2 (11.76%) Configuration Management
3 1 (5.88%) Project Management
3 1 (5.88%) Service Management
3 1 (5.88%) Migration
3 1 (5.88%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (5.88%) Kernel Tuning
3 1 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (5.88%) Release Management
3 1 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (5.88%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) Bash Shell
2 4 (23.53%) Perl
3 3 (17.65%) Python
3 3 (17.65%) Ruby
4 2 (11.76%) Korn
5 1 (5.88%) C
5 1 (5.88%) Shell Script
5 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
5 1 (5.88%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) DV Cleared
1 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (35.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (23.53%) Active Directory
3 1 (5.88%) NFS
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 5 (29.41%) Puppet
2 4 (23.53%) Nagios
3 3 (17.65%) NetBackup
3 3 (17.65%) Backup Exec
4 1 (5.88%) YUM
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) Red Hat
2 6 (35.29%) Sun
2 6 (35.29%) VMware
3 5 (29.41%) HP
4 4 (23.53%) Symantec
5 3 (17.65%) EMC
5 3 (17.65%) Veritas
6 2 (11.76%) IBM
7 1 (5.88%) Altiris
7 1 (5.88%) Oracle
7 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
7 1 (5.88%) Cisco
7 1 (5.88%) CA
7 1 (5.88%) NetApp
7 1 (5.88%) SolarWinds