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 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix System Engineer
Rank 637 613 608
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Systems Engineer 11 14 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.026% 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.022% 0.027% 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 4
Median daily rate £413 £425 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +19.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £374 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £500 £459
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £440 £325
% change year-on-year
-17.61% +35.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £22.83 -
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
50931 51412 49753
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.74% 94.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 33245 31720 30748
Median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1466 2048 2093
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.57 £40.15 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

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 26 May 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 12 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 26 May 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 -10 11 £413 -2.94% 5
London -11 6 £468 +10.00% 5
South East -7 3 £375 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £375 -
High Wycombe - 2 £375 -
East of England - 1 £350 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £350 -
East Sussex - 1 - -
South West - 1 £350 -
Brighton - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £350 -
Cambridge - 1 £350 -

Unix Systems Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 16 (100.00%) Unix
2 13 (81.25%) Linux
3 7 (43.75%) Red Hat
4 6 (37.50%) Splunk
5 5 (31.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (31.25%) Solaris
5 5 (31.25%) HP
6 4 (25.00%) User Experience
6 4 (25.00%) New Relic
6 4 (25.00%) Windows
6 4 (25.00%) Web Services
6 4 (25.00%) Perl
6 4 (25.00%) Configuration Management
6 4 (25.00%) SAN
7 3 (18.75%) VMware
7 3 (18.75%) Shell Script
7 3 (18.75%) Veritas
7 3 (18.75%) Oracle
7 3 (18.75%) Python
7 3 (18.75%) ITIL
7 3 (18.75%) High Availability
7 3 (18.75%) Line Management
8 2 (12.50%) Windows Server
8 2 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
8 2 (12.50%) DevOps
8 2 (12.50%) Linux-HA
8 2 (12.50%) AIX
8 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
8 2 (12.50%) Dell
8 2 (12.50%) DNS

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 1 (6.25%) Apache
1 1 (6.25%) Confluence
1 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
1 1 (6.25%) Tomcat
1 1 (6.25%) WebSphere
1 1 (6.25%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) HipChat
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) SAN
2 2 (12.50%) DNS
2 2 (12.50%) NAS
2 2 (12.50%) SSL
2 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 1 (6.25%) Ethernet
3 1 (6.25%) Firewall
3 1 (6.25%) HTTP
3 1 (6.25%) IMAP
3 1 (6.25%) InfiniBand
3 1 (6.25%) iSCSI
3 1 (6.25%) LDAP
3 1 (6.25%) SMTP
3 1 (6.25%) SSH
3 1 (6.25%) VPN
3 1 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) JIRA
General
1 2 (12.50%) Banking
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) Web Services
2 1 (6.25%) LAMP
2 1 (6.25%) Rendezvous
2 1 (6.25%) TIBCO EMS
2 1 (6.25%) Ultra Messaging
2 1 (6.25%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) User Experience
2 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.25%) Clustering
3 1 (6.25%) CMDB
3 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
3 1 (6.25%) Derivative
3 1 (6.25%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (6.25%) Freedom of Information Act
3 1 (6.25%) HACMP
3 1 (6.25%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 16 (100.00%) Unix
2 13 (81.25%) Linux
3 5 (31.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (31.25%) Solaris
4 4 (25.00%) Windows
5 2 (12.50%) AIX
5 2 (12.50%) CentOS
5 2 (12.50%) Windows Server
6 1 (6.25%) Debian
6 1 (6.25%) Mac OS X
6 1 (6.25%) Ubuntu
6 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (18.75%) High Availability
2 3 (18.75%) ITIL
2 3 (18.75%) Line Management
3 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (12.50%) Change Control
3 2 (12.50%) DevOps
3 2 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (12.50%) Incident Management
3 2 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (12.50%) Migration
3 2 (12.50%) Open Source
3 2 (12.50%) Problem Management
3 2 (12.50%) Project Management
3 2 (12.50%) Risk Management
4 1 (6.25%) Business Continuity
4 1 (6.25%) Load Balancing
4 1 (6.25%) Scrum
4 1 (6.25%) Security Management
4 1 (6.25%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) Perl
2 3 (18.75%) Python
2 3 (18.75%) Shell Script
3 2 (12.50%) Bash Shell
3 2 (12.50%) SQL
4 1 (6.25%) C
4 1 (6.25%) Java
4 1 (6.25%) PHP
4 1 (6.25%) PL/SQL
4 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (6.25%) PhD
2 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Sendmail
2 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) iptables
2 1 (6.25%) NFS
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Clusterware
2 1 (6.25%) Postfix
2 1 (6.25%) Samba
2 1 (6.25%) SpamAssassin
2 1 (6.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) Linux-HA
1 2 (12.50%) Nagios
1 2 (12.50%) NetBackup
1 2 (12.50%) Puppet
1 2 (12.50%) Red Hat Satellite
2 1 (6.25%) Ansible
2 1 (6.25%) BladeLogic
2 1 (6.25%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (6.25%) Cobbler
2 1 (6.25%) Control-M
2 1 (6.25%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (6.25%) OpenView
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (6.25%) OSSEC
2 1 (6.25%) TIBCO Hawk
2 1 (6.25%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 1 (6.25%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) Red Hat
2 6 (37.50%) Splunk
3 5 (31.25%) HP
4 4 (25.00%) New Relic
5 3 (18.75%) Oracle
5 3 (18.75%) Veritas
5 3 (18.75%) VMware
6 2 (12.50%) Dell
7 1 (6.25%) Apple
7 1 (6.25%) BMC
7 1 (6.25%) Citrix
7 1 (6.25%) DataSynapse
7 1 (6.25%) EMC
7 1 (6.25%) IBM
7 1 (6.25%) Informatica
7 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
7 1 (6.25%) NetApp
7 1 (6.25%) SolarWinds
7 1 (6.25%) Sun
7 1 (6.25%) TippingPoint