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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX System Engineer
Rank 582 541 585
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +44
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Systems Engineer 5 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.006% 0.005%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.010% 0.007% 0.005%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 2
Average daily rate £350 £325 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -27.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51949 44129 56219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.27% 92.47% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31578 25274 30920
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2083 2186 2628
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.87 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% -8.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%

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 18 April 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 12 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -85 5 £350 +7.69%
South East - 1 £300 -
South Wales - - - -
Wales - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -

UNIX Systems Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 11 (100.00%) UNIX
2 9 (81.82%) Linux
3 8 (72.73%) Solaris
4 7 (63.64%) Red Hat
4 7 (63.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (54.55%) Finance
5 6 (54.55%) Perl
6 4 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (36.36%) VMware
6 4 (36.36%) SAN
6 4 (36.36%) Veritas
6 4 (36.36%) Oracle
6 4 (36.36%) Java
6 4 (36.36%) Tomcat
7 3 (27.27%) Apache
7 3 (27.27%) VPN
7 3 (27.27%) Cisco
7 3 (27.27%) Windows
7 3 (27.27%) AIX
7 3 (27.27%) Internet
7 3 (27.27%) Migration
7 3 (27.27%) Firewall
7 3 (27.27%) Jenkins
7 3 (27.27%) Bash Shell
7 3 (27.27%) Squid
7 3 (27.27%) Brocade
8 2 (18.18%) PKI
8 2 (18.18%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (18.18%) Objective-C
8 2 (18.18%) Load Balancing

UNIX Systems Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (36.36%) Tomcat
2 3 (27.27%) Apache
3 2 (18.18%) GlassFish
3 2 (18.18%) WebLogic
4 1 (9.09%) Jetty
4 1 (9.09%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (9.09%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) SAN
2 3 (27.27%) VPN
2 3 (27.27%) Internet
2 3 (27.27%) Firewall
3 2 (18.18%) HTTP
3 2 (18.18%) LDAP
4 1 (9.09%) DHCP
4 1 (9.09%) DNS
4 1 (9.09%) SSL
4 1 (9.09%) NetScreen
4 1 (9.09%) NAS
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco PIX
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (18.18%) MySQL
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) DB2
2 1 (9.09%) KDB
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Jenkins
2 2 (18.18%) Mercurial
2 2 (18.18%) Git (software)
2 2 (18.18%) Hudson
2 2 (18.18%) Eclipse
3 1 (9.09%) JUnit
3 1 (9.09%) JMeter
3 1 (9.09%) Cucumber
3 1 (9.09%) JIRA
General
1 6 (54.55%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) CORBA
1 1 (9.09%) SOAP
1 1 (9.09%) Web Services
1 1 (9.09%) Middleware
1 1 (9.09%) wxWidgets
1 1 (9.09%) Ruby on Rails
1 1 (9.09%) Xerces
1 1 (9.09%) Xalan
1 1 (9.09%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) PKI
2 1 (9.09%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) UNIX
2 9 (81.82%) Linux
3 8 (72.73%) Solaris
4 7 (63.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (27.27%) Windows
5 3 (27.27%) AIX
6 1 (9.09%) SUSE
6 1 (9.09%) Debian
6 1 (9.09%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (9.09%) OpenSolaris
6 1 (9.09%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Migration
2 2 (18.18%) Load Balancing
2 2 (18.18%) Resource Management
2 2 (18.18%) ITIL
2 2 (18.18%) E-Commerce
3 1 (9.09%) SOA
3 1 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (9.09%) Kernel Tuning
3 1 (9.09%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (9.09%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) Perl
2 4 (36.36%) Java
3 3 (27.27%) Bash Shell
4 2 (18.18%) Objective-C
4 2 (18.18%) Shell Script
4 2 (18.18%) Python
5 1 (9.09%) PHP
5 1 (9.09%) SQL
5 1 (9.09%) C#
5 1 (9.09%) C++
5 1 (9.09%) Lisp
5 1 (9.09%) Bourne shell
5 1 (9.09%) C-shell
5 1 (9.09%) Ruby
5 1 (9.09%) Korn
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 4 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (27.27%) Squid
3 1 (9.09%) NFS
3 1 (9.09%) VMware ESX
3 1 (9.09%) KVM
3 1 (9.09%) qmail
3 1 (9.09%) Sendmail
3 1 (9.09%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (9.09%) OpenSSH
3 1 (9.09%) vSphere
3 1 (9.09%) Snort
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (9.09%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Puppet
1 2 (18.18%) Tivoli
1 2 (18.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (9.09%) NetBackup
2 1 (9.09%) Vagrant
2 1 (9.09%) YUM
2 1 (9.09%) Nessus
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Red Hat
2 4 (36.36%) VMware
2 4 (36.36%) Veritas
2 4 (36.36%) Oracle
3 3 (27.27%) Cisco
3 3 (27.27%) Brocade
4 2 (18.18%) Juniper
4 2 (18.18%) Symantec
4 2 (18.18%) Sun
4 2 (18.18%) HP
4 2 (18.18%) Hitachi
4 2 (18.18%) NetApp
4 2 (18.18%) JBoss
5 1 (9.09%) IBM
5 1 (9.09%) Sybase
5 1 (9.09%) Nokia
5 1 (9.09%) Intel
5 1 (9.09%) CheckPoint
5 1 (9.09%) Akamai
5 1 (9.09%) Tripwire