The median contractor rate for a Unix Engineer was £650 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unix Engineer
London / City of London
Rank 146 152 190
Rank change year-on-year +6 +38  
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Engineer 8 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.27% 0.18% 0.098%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.19% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 5
Median daily rate £650 £575 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.04% +9.52%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £353 £350
% change year-on-year +20.56% +0.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £20.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year - -33.33%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2852 3174 4901
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.26% 95.40% 96.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 2214 2527 3692
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 47 77
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £18.24
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.97% +9.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.38 £45.40 £27.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Unix Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured Unix Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Unix Engineer in the City of London

Unix Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Unix Engineer in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Unix Engineer in the City of London

Unix Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unix Engineer in the City of London over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unix Engineer in the City of London

Unix Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Unix Engineer in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix Engineer in the City of London

Unix Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, Unix 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 across the City of London region featuring Unix Engineer in the job title.

1 22 (100.00%) Unix
2 20 (90.91%) Linux
2 20 (90.91%) Banking
3 17 (77.27%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (72.73%) Python
4 16 (72.73%) Perl
4 16 (72.73%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (72.73%) DevOps
5 15 (68.18%) Puppet
5 15 (68.18%) Atlassian
5 15 (68.18%) Java
6 9 (40.91%) Ansible
7 8 (36.36%) Build Automation
8 7 (31.82%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (18.18%) Finance
10 3 (13.64%) Migration
10 3 (13.64%) Solaris
10 3 (13.64%) Red Hat
10 3 (13.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (9.09%) Red Hat Satellite
11 2 (9.09%) Bash Shell
11 2 (9.09%) NHS
11 2 (9.09%) Shell Script
11 2 (9.09%) SAN
11 2 (9.09%) Veritas
11 2 (9.09%) C++
11 2 (9.09%) Windows
11 2 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
11 2 (9.09%) Scrum
11 2 (9.09%) TDD

Unix Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) SAN
2 1 (4.55%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) Big Data
1 1 (4.55%) Hadoop
General
1 20 (90.91%) Banking
2 4 (18.18%) Finance
3 1 (4.55%) Investment Banking
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 22 (100.00%) Unix
2 20 (90.91%) Linux
3 3 (13.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (13.64%) Solaris
4 2 (9.09%) Windows
5 1 (4.55%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (77.27%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (72.73%) Continuous Integration
2 16 (72.73%) DevOps
3 8 (36.36%) Build Automation
4 3 (13.64%) Migration
5 2 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (9.09%) Scrum
5 2 (9.09%) Software Engineering
5 2 (9.09%) TDD
6 1 (4.55%) Configuration Management
6 1 (4.55%) Electronic Trading
6 1 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (72.73%) Perl
1 16 (72.73%) Python
2 15 (68.18%) Java
3 2 (9.09%) Bash Shell
3 2 (9.09%) C++
3 2 (9.09%) Shell Script
Systems Management
1 15 (68.18%) Puppet
2 9 (40.91%) Ansible
3 7 (31.82%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (9.09%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 15 (68.18%) Atlassian
2 3 (13.64%) Red Hat
3 2 (9.09%) Veritas
4 1 (4.55%) Bloomberg
4 1 (4.55%) Cisco
4 1 (4.55%) Juniper
4 1 (4.55%) Reuters
4 1 (4.55%) Sun
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