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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix System Engineer
Rank 646 651 633
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Systems Engineer 11 10 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.017% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.022% 0.018% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 4
Median daily rate £475 £413 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% +6.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £403 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £423 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £425 £325
% change year-on-year
-16.47% +30.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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
50649 54325 53290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 94.96% 93.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 33107 34727 32509
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1691 2060 2120
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 27 September 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 13 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 27 September 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 +29 11 £475 +15.15% 4
South East +20 4 £415 -2.35%
London -10 4 £600 +50.00% 4
Oxfordshire -5 2 £475 +11.76%
Surrey - 2 £355 -
Bristol - 2 £350 -
Oxford - 2 £475 -
Staines - 2 £355 -
South West - 2 £350 -
City of London +10 1 £475 -
Cambridge - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -

Unix Systems Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 18 (100.00%) Unix
2 13 (72.22%) Linux
3 8 (44.44%) Solaris
3 8 (44.44%) Oracle
4 6 (33.33%) Perl
4 6 (33.33%) Puppet
5 5 (27.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (27.78%) Python
5 5 (27.78%) Management Information System
5 5 (27.78%) Finance
5 5 (27.78%) Red Hat
6 4 (22.22%) Project Management
6 4 (22.22%) MySQL
6 4 (22.22%) DNS
6 4 (22.22%) TCP/IP
6 4 (22.22%) NetApp
6 4 (22.22%) Veritas
6 4 (22.22%) Bash Shell
6 4 (22.22%) DevOps
6 4 (22.22%) NetBackup
6 4 (22.22%) CentOS
7 3 (16.67%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (16.67%) Data Protection
7 3 (16.67%) Freedom of Information Act
7 3 (16.67%) Oracle RMAN
7 3 (16.67%) SSH
7 3 (16.67%) Freedom of Information
7 3 (16.67%) SAN
7 3 (16.67%) HP
7 3 (16.67%) SSL

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 3 (16.67%) Apache
2 2 (11.11%) Tomcat
3 1 (5.56%) ColdFusion
3 1 (5.56%) Confluence
3 1 (5.56%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) HipChat
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (22.22%) DNS
1 4 (22.22%) TCP/IP
2 3 (16.67%) Firewall
2 3 (16.67%) SAN
2 3 (16.67%) SSH
2 3 (16.67%) SSL
3 2 (11.11%) HTTP
3 2 (11.11%) Internet
3 2 (11.11%) LDAP
4 1 (5.56%) Ethernet
4 1 (5.56%) InfiniBand
4 1 (5.56%) iSCSI
4 1 (5.56%) NAS
4 1 (5.56%) SMTP
4 1 (5.56%) SNMP
4 1 (5.56%) VPN
4 1 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) MySQL
2 1 (5.56%) Big Data
2 1 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Git (software)
1 2 (11.11%) JIRA
1 2 (11.11%) Subversion
General
1 5 (27.78%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Advertising
3 1 (5.56%) Games
3 1 (5.56%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) LAMP
2 1 (5.56%) AngularJS
2 1 (5.56%) LAPP Stack
2 1 (5.56%) Middleware
2 1 (5.56%) Rendezvous
2 1 (5.56%) TIBCO EMS
2 1 (5.56%) Ultra Messaging
2 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Management Information System
2 3 (16.67%) Freedom of Information
2 3 (16.67%) Freedom of Information Act
3 2 (11.11%) Data Centre
4 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.56%) Biology
4 1 (5.56%) Clustering
4 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
4 1 (5.56%) Derivative
4 1 (5.56%) HACMP
4 1 (5.56%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 18 (100.00%) Unix
2 13 (72.22%) Linux
3 8 (44.44%) Solaris
4 5 (27.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (22.22%) CentOS
6 3 (16.67%) Windows
7 2 (11.11%) AIX
8 1 (5.56%) Amazon Linux
8 1 (5.56%) Mac OS X
8 1 (5.56%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 1 (5.56%) Ubuntu
8 1 (5.56%) Windows Server
8 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) DevOps
1 4 (22.22%) Project Management
2 3 (16.67%) Data Protection
2 3 (16.67%) Migration
2 3 (16.67%) Risk Management
3 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (11.11%) Configuration Management
3 2 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (11.11%) ITIL
3 2 (11.11%) Open Source
3 2 (11.11%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 1 (5.56%) Analytics
4 1 (5.56%) Contingency Planning
4 1 (5.56%) Data Analytics
4 1 (5.56%) High-Frequency Trading
4 1 (5.56%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (5.56%) Line Management
4 1 (5.56%) Low Latency
4 1 (5.56%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (5.56%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) Perl
2 5 (27.78%) Python
3 4 (22.22%) Bash Shell
4 3 (16.67%) Shell Script
5 2 (11.11%) C
5 2 (11.11%) PHP
5 2 (11.11%) Ruby
5 2 (11.11%) SQL
6 1 (5.56%) Java
6 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
6 1 (5.56%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (11.11%) Degree
3 1 (5.56%) PhD
3 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (16.67%) NFS
2 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
3 1 (5.56%) Docker
3 1 (5.56%) iptables
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle Clusterware
3 1 (5.56%) Postfix
3 1 (5.56%) Sendmail
3 1 (5.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (5.56%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (5.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (33.33%) Puppet
2 4 (22.22%) NetBackup
3 3 (16.67%) Nagios
3 3 (16.67%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (11.11%) Ansible
4 2 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (5.56%) Cobbler
5 1 (5.56%) Control-M
5 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (5.56%) OpenView
5 1 (5.56%) OSSEC
5 1 (5.56%) TIBCO Hawk
5 1 (5.56%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 1 (5.56%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) Oracle
2 5 (27.78%) Red Hat
3 4 (22.22%) NetApp
3 4 (22.22%) Veritas
4 3 (16.67%) HP
4 3 (16.67%) Symantec
4 3 (16.67%) VMware
5 2 (11.11%) Dell
6 1 (5.56%) AppDynamics
6 1 (5.56%) Apple
6 1 (5.56%) EMC
6 1 (5.56%) IBM
6 1 (5.56%) Informatica
6 1 (5.56%) QNAP
6 1 (5.56%) ServiceNow
6 1 (5.56%) SolarWinds
6 1 (5.56%) Splunk
6 1 (5.56%) Sun
6 1 (5.56%) TIBCO
6 1 (5.56%) TippingPoint