The median contractor rate for a Unix Engineer was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 24 June 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.

Unix Engineer
London / City of London
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 160 153 193
Rank change year-on-year -7 +40  
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Engineer 6 12 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.18% 0.35% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.37% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 11 9
Median daily rate £600 £625 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +4.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £475 £376
10% offered a daily rate of more than £635 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £362 £400
% change year-on-year +3.73% -9.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £22.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 - £32.50

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 3118 3240 5517
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.47% 95.77% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 2387 2631 4253
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 £325 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 38 98
Median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.60% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.54 £12.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £31.50 £37.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

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 24 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 15 (100.00%) Unix
2 11 (73.33%) Linux
2 11 (73.33%) Banking
3 10 (66.67%) Python
3 10 (66.67%) Perl
3 10 (66.67%) DevOps
4 9 (60.00%) Ansible
5 8 (53.33%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (46.67%) Puppet
7 6 (40.00%) Build Automation
7 6 (40.00%) Atlassian
7 6 (40.00%) Java
8 3 (20.00%) Finance
8 3 (20.00%) Solaris
8 3 (20.00%) SAN
9 2 (13.33%) Red Hat
9 2 (13.33%) NHS
9 2 (13.33%) Configuration Management
9 2 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (13.33%) Bash Shell
9 2 (13.33%) NAS
9 2 (13.33%) Hadoop
9 2 (13.33%) Big Data
10 1 (6.67%) Jenkins
10 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Satellite
10 1 (6.67%) TeamCity
10 1 (6.67%) OpenLDAP
10 1 (6.67%) TDD

Unix Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 3 (20.00%) SAN
2 2 (13.33%) NAS
3 1 (6.67%) DNS
3 1 (6.67%) Firewall
3 1 (6.67%) LAN
3 1 (6.67%) LDAP
3 1 (6.67%) Multicast
3 1 (6.67%) OpenLDAP
3 1 (6.67%) SSH
3 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (6.67%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) Big Data
1 2 (13.33%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Jenkins
1 1 (6.67%) TeamCity
General
1 11 (73.33%) Banking
2 3 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (6.67%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) NHS
2 1 (6.67%) Clustering
2 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.67%) Fixed Income
2 1 (6.67%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 15 (100.00%) Unix
2 11 (73.33%) Linux
3 3 (20.00%) Solaris
4 2 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (6.67%) AIX
5 1 (6.67%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) DevOps
2 8 (53.33%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (40.00%) Build Automation
5 2 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (13.33%) Configuration Management
6 1 (6.67%) Migration
6 1 (6.67%) Scrum
6 1 (6.67%) Software Engineering
6 1 (6.67%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 10 (66.67%) Perl
1 10 (66.67%) Python
2 6 (40.00%) Java
3 2 (13.33%) Bash Shell
4 1 (6.67%) C++
4 1 (6.67%) Ruby
4 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) MiFID
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) NFS
1 1 (6.67%) Samba
Systems Management
1 9 (60.00%) Ansible
2 7 (46.67%) Puppet
3 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Atlassian
2 2 (13.33%) Red Hat
3 1 (6.67%) Google
3 1 (6.67%) Veritas