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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix System Engineer
Rank 637 643 596
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -47
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Systems Engineer 6 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.005% 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.012% 0.006% 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 4
Median daily rate £400 - £356
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 - £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 - £441
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 - £313
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 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
51263 53972 50323
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.78% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 33277 34146 30521
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1541 2015 2042
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.85 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.08
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.49%

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
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 7 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 24 July 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 -12 6 £400 - 4
London +3 4 £425 - 3
Cambridgeshire - 1 £350 -
Cambridge - 1 £350 -
Bristol - 1 £350 -
South West - 1 £350 -
East of England - 1 £350 -

Unix Systems Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 14 (100.00%) Unix
2 11 (78.57%) Linux
3 7 (50.00%) Red Hat
4 6 (42.86%) Solaris
5 5 (35.71%) Perl
5 5 (35.71%) Oracle
5 5 (35.71%) HP
5 5 (35.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (28.57%) VMware
6 4 (28.57%) SAN
6 4 (28.57%) Python
6 4 (28.57%) Veritas
6 4 (28.57%) Configuration Management
7 3 (21.43%) Project Management
7 3 (21.43%) Shell Script
7 3 (21.43%) Management Information System
7 3 (21.43%) Risk Management
7 3 (21.43%) ITIL
7 3 (21.43%) Windows
7 3 (21.43%) MySQL
7 3 (21.43%) NetApp
7 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
7 3 (21.43%) DNS
7 3 (21.43%) NetBackup
7 3 (21.43%) Puppet
7 3 (21.43%) High Availability
7 3 (21.43%) Splunk
7 3 (21.43%) DevOps
7 3 (21.43%) Line Management
8 2 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance

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 (14.29%) Apache
2 1 (7.14%) Confluence
2 1 (7.14%) Tomcat
2 1 (7.14%) WebSphere
2 1 (7.14%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) HipChat
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) SAN
2 3 (21.43%) DNS
2 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
3 2 (14.29%) NAS
3 2 (14.29%) SSH
3 2 (14.29%) SSL
4 1 (7.14%) Ethernet
4 1 (7.14%) Firewall
4 1 (7.14%) HTTP
4 1 (7.14%) InfiniBand
4 1 (7.14%) iSCSI
4 1 (7.14%) LDAP
4 1 (7.14%) SMTP
4 1 (7.14%) VPN
4 1 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) JIRA
2 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
2 1 (7.14%) Subversion
General
1 2 (14.29%) Banking
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) LAMP
2 1 (7.14%) Rendezvous
2 1 (7.14%) TIBCO EMS
2 1 (7.14%) Ultra Messaging
2 1 (7.14%) Web Services
2 1 (7.14%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Management Information System
2 2 (14.29%) Freedom of Information
2 2 (14.29%) Freedom of Information Act
3 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.14%) Clustering
3 1 (7.14%) CMDB
3 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
3 1 (7.14%) Derivative
3 1 (7.14%) HACMP
3 1 (7.14%) NHS
3 1 (7.14%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) Unix
2 11 (78.57%) Linux
3 6 (42.86%) Solaris
4 5 (35.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (21.43%) Windows
6 2 (14.29%) AIX
6 2 (14.29%) CentOS
7 1 (7.14%) Debian
7 1 (7.14%) Mac OS X
7 1 (7.14%) Ubuntu
7 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
7 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Configuration Management
2 3 (21.43%) DevOps
2 3 (21.43%) High Availability
2 3 (21.43%) ITIL
2 3 (21.43%) Line Management
2 3 (21.43%) Project Management
2 3 (21.43%) Risk Management
3 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (14.29%) Change Control
3 2 (14.29%) Data Protection
3 2 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (14.29%) Incident Management
3 2 (14.29%) Open Source
3 2 (14.29%) Problem Management
4 1 (7.14%) Kanban
4 1 (7.14%) Load Balancing
4 1 (7.14%) Migration
4 1 (7.14%) Scrum
4 1 (7.14%) Security Management
4 1 (7.14%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) Perl
2 4 (28.57%) Python
3 3 (21.43%) Shell Script
4 2 (14.29%) Bash Shell
4 2 (14.29%) SQL
5 1 (7.14%) C
5 1 (7.14%) Java
5 1 (7.14%) PHP
5 1 (7.14%) PL/SQL
5 1 (7.14%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
1 2 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) PhD
2 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) NFS
1 2 (14.29%) Sendmail
2 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) iptables
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Clusterware
2 1 (7.14%) Postfix
2 1 (7.14%) Samba
2 1 (7.14%) SpamAssassin
2 1 (7.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (7.14%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) NetBackup
1 3 (21.43%) Puppet
2 2 (14.29%) Linux-HA
2 2 (14.29%) Nagios
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (14.29%) Red Hat Satellite
3 1 (7.14%) Ansible
3 1 (7.14%) BladeLogic
3 1 (7.14%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (7.14%) Cobbler
3 1 (7.14%) Control-M
3 1 (7.14%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (7.14%) OpenView
3 1 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (7.14%) OSSEC
3 1 (7.14%) TIBCO Hawk
3 1 (7.14%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 1 (7.14%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 5 (35.71%) HP
2 5 (35.71%) Oracle
3 4 (28.57%) Veritas
3 4 (28.57%) VMware
4 3 (21.43%) NetApp
4 3 (21.43%) Splunk
5 2 (14.29%) Dell
5 2 (14.29%) Symantec
6 1 (7.14%) Apple
6 1 (7.14%) BMC
6 1 (7.14%) Citrix
6 1 (7.14%) DataSynapse
6 1 (7.14%) EMC
6 1 (7.14%) IBM
6 1 (7.14%) Informatica
6 1 (7.14%) Reuters
6 1 (7.14%) Sun
6 1 (7.14%) TIBCO
6 1 (7.14%) TippingPoint