Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Unix Engineer was £428 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 18 November 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
UK > England
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 598 651 679
Rank change year-on-year +53 +28 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Engineer 236 223 186
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.25% 0.23% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.24% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 156 107
England median daily rate £428 £380 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £308 £295 £285
90th Percentile £588 £638 £593
UK median daily rate £425 £380 £400
% change year-on-year +11.84% -5.00% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 4
England median hourly rate £39.50 £34.60 £33.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.18% +2.50% -
10th Percentile £37.25 £17.50 £19.85
90th Percentile £41.75 £53.43 £40.00
UK median hourly rate £39.50 £34.60 £33.75
% change year-on-year +14.18% +2.50% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 88968 93021 99725
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.77% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 59275 61281 64512
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2638 3004 3828
England median hourly rate £18.66 £18.50 £17.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.84% +3.41% +8.42%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £46.75 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

Unix Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Unix Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Unix Engineer in England

Unix Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unix Engineer in England

Unix Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unix Engineer in England over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unix Engineer in England

Unix Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix Engineer in England

Unix Engineer
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix Engineer within the England region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -8 104 £500 -14.89% 5
Midlands +71 48 £375 -23.08% 1
North of England +48 47 £333 +9.02% 2
North East +46 32 £330 +11.86%
East Midlands - 32 £375 -
South East -1 20 £450 +14.29% 3
West Midlands +49 15 £393 -19.49% 1
South West +14 14 £400 +6.67%
Yorkshire +24 8 £425 +9.68% 1
North West +29 7 £425 +17.24% 1
East of England -21 3 £430 +43.33% 1
Unix Engineer
UK

Unix Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 England region featuring Unix Engineer in the job title.

1 236 (100.00%) Unix
2 214 (90.68%) Linux
3 127 (53.81%) Solaris
4 110 (46.61%) Oracle
5 101 (42.80%) Security Cleared
6 90 (38.14%) Red Hat
7 83 (35.17%) SC Cleared
8 82 (34.75%) AIX
9 68 (28.81%) Firewall
10 67 (28.39%) Perl
11 65 (27.54%) Sun
12 64 (27.12%) Puppet
13 61 (25.85%) SAN
14 57 (24.15%) Python
15 56 (23.73%) Finance
16 53 (22.46%) Tomcat
16 53 (22.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 51 (21.61%) SUSE
18 47 (19.92%) Apache
19 45 (19.07%) JBoss
19 45 (19.07%) TCP/IP
19 45 (19.07%) Veritas
20 42 (17.80%) Windows
20 42 (17.80%) Korn
21 40 (16.95%) Load Balancing
22 39 (16.53%) VMware
22 39 (16.53%) HPUX
22 39 (16.53%) DevOps
23 38 (16.10%) WebLogic
24 37 (15.68%) Shell Script

Unix Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 53 (22.46%) Tomcat
2 47 (19.92%) Apache
3 45 (19.07%) JBoss
4 38 (16.10%) WebLogic
5 34 (14.41%) iPlanet
6 32 (13.56%) Oracle Application Server
7 15 (6.36%) OpenStack
8 10 (4.24%) MQSeries
9 8 (3.39%) IIS
9 8 (3.39%) SharePoint
10 7 (2.97%) BizTalk Server
10 7 (2.97%) WebLogic Portal
11 5 (2.12%) Confluence
11 5 (2.12%) nginx
12 4 (1.69%) WebSphere
13 3 (1.27%) SAS
14 2 (0.85%) MS Exchange
15 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2000
15 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 5.5
15 1 (0.42%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 8 (3.39%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (2.97%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.42%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 23 (9.75%) SAP ERP
2 17 (7.20%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 17 (7.20%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (5.93%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (2.97%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.27%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (1.27%) Office 365
5 2 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.85%) GitHub
5 2 (0.85%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.42%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.42%) BrowserStack
6 1 (0.42%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.42%) IaaS
6 1 (0.42%) SaaS
6 1 (0.42%) Sauce Labs
6 1 (0.42%) Serverless
6 1 (0.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 68 (28.81%) Firewall
2 61 (25.85%) SAN
3 45 (19.07%) TCP/IP
4 29 (12.29%) DNS
5 20 (8.47%) NAS
6 14 (5.93%) LDAP
7 9 (3.81%) DHCP
7 9 (3.81%) FCoE
7 9 (3.81%) iSCSI
8 8 (3.39%) WAN
9 6 (2.54%) Fibre Channel
10 5 (2.12%) HTTP
10 5 (2.12%) SSH
10 5 (2.12%) tcpdump
10 5 (2.12%) Wireshark
11 4 (1.69%) SMS
11 4 (1.69%) SMTP
11 4 (1.69%) snoop
12 3 (1.27%) OpenLDAP
12 3 (1.27%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (9.75%) Oracle Database
2 9 (3.81%) SQL Server
3 7 (2.97%) NoSQL
4 6 (2.54%) Relational Database
5 5 (2.12%) MySQL
5 5 (2.12%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.27%) RDBMS
6 3 (1.27%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 2 (0.85%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (0.85%) Big Data
7 2 (0.85%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.85%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.42%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.42%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.42%) DB2
8 1 (0.42%) Impala
8 1 (0.42%) MarkLogic
8 1 (0.42%) Riak
Development Applications
1 19 (8.05%) Jenkins
2 16 (6.78%) Git (software)
3 14 (5.93%) JIRA
4 10 (4.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 10 (4.24%) Maven
5 9 (3.81%) Bitbucket
6 8 (3.39%) ClearCase
7 6 (2.54%) JMeter
8 3 (1.27%) Toad
9 2 (0.85%) Selenium
9 2 (0.85%) Sonatype Nexus
10 1 (0.42%) Appium
10 1 (0.42%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.42%) Gradle
10 1 (0.42%) JBehave
10 1 (0.42%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.42%) TestNG
10 1 (0.42%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.42%) WebDriver
10 1 (0.42%) Zephyr
General
1 56 (23.73%) Finance
2 29 (12.29%) Banking
3 13 (5.51%) Investment Banking
4 9 (3.81%) Manufacturing
5 8 (3.39%) Telecoms
6 7 (2.97%) Electronics
6 7 (2.97%) Marketing
7 2 (0.85%) Hindi Language
7 2 (0.85%) Japanese Language
8 1 (0.42%) Back Office
8 1 (0.42%) Local Government
8 1 (0.42%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (14.41%) J2EE
2 6 (2.54%) Middleware
3 5 (2.12%) .NET
4 4 (1.69%) Elastic Stack
4 4 (1.69%) Kafka
5 3 (1.27%) HTML
5 3 (1.27%) Web Services
5 3 (1.27%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (0.85%) FIX Protocol
6 2 (0.85%) RESTful
6 2 (0.85%) Spring
7 1 (0.42%) boto
7 1 (0.42%) Lucene
7 1 (0.42%) Natural Language Processing
7 1 (0.42%) Node.js
7 1 (0.42%) PicoContainer
7 1 (0.42%) Regular Expression
7 1 (0.42%) REST
7 1 (0.42%) Sensu
7 1 (0.42%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 33 (13.98%) Data Centre
2 32 (13.56%) Clustering
3 13 (5.51%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (2.54%) Fixed Income
4 6 (2.54%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (1.69%) EMC VMAX
6 2 (0.85%) Cloud Native
6 2 (0.85%) Driving Licence
6 2 (0.85%) Enterprise Cloud
6 2 (0.85%) Grid Computing
6 2 (0.85%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (0.85%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.42%) EMC VNX
7 1 (0.42%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.42%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.42%) Replication
7 1 (0.42%) Smart Energy
7 1 (0.42%) User Experience
7 1 (0.42%) VAX
7 1 (0.42%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 236 (100.00%) Unix
2 214 (90.68%) Linux
3 127 (53.81%) Solaris
4 82 (34.75%) AIX
5 53 (22.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 51 (21.61%) SUSE
7 42 (17.80%) Windows
8 39 (16.53%) HPUX
9 11 (4.66%) Windows Server
10 9 (3.81%) Oracle Linux
11 3 (1.27%) CentOS
11 3 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (1.27%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.85%) Debian
12 2 (0.85%) FreeBSD
12 2 (0.85%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.42%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.42%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (16.95%) Load Balancing
2 39 (16.53%) DevOps
3 36 (15.25%) Disaster Recovery
4 33 (13.98%) Migration
5 32 (13.56%) ITIL
6 31 (13.14%) High Availability
7 23 (9.75%) ERP
8 17 (7.20%) Continuous Integration
9 15 (6.36%) Agile Software Development
9 15 (6.36%) Open Source
10 12 (5.08%) Unit Testing
11 11 (4.66%) Service Delivery
12 10 (4.24%) Procure-to-Pay
13 9 (3.81%) Configuration Management
13 9 (3.81%) Investment Management
13 9 (3.81%) OO
14 8 (3.39%) Web Operations
15 7 (2.97%) Digital Marketing
15 7 (2.97%) Root Cause Analysis
15 7 (2.97%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 67 (28.39%) Perl
2 57 (24.15%) Python
3 42 (17.80%) Korn
4 37 (15.68%) Shell Script
5 20 (8.47%) Bash Shell
6 17 (7.20%) Java
7 16 (6.78%) SQL
8 15 (6.36%) C-shell
9 11 (4.66%) Ruby
10 6 (2.54%) PL/SQL
11 5 (2.12%) JavaScript
11 5 (2.12%) PHP
11 5 (2.12%) PowerShell
12 3 (1.27%) C++
13 2 (0.85%) C
13 2 (0.85%) C#
13 2 (0.85%) Go
13 2 (0.85%) VBScript
14 1 (0.42%) R
14 1 (0.42%) sed
Qualifications
1 101 (42.80%) Security Cleared
2 83 (35.17%) SC Cleared
3 6 (2.54%) DV Cleared
4 5 (2.12%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.85%) RHCE
5 2 (0.85%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.42%) CCNA
6 1 (0.42%) CCSA
6 1 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.42%) CISM
6 1 (0.42%) CISSP
6 1 (0.42%) Degree
6 1 (0.42%) IBM Certification
6 1 (0.42%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.42%) JNCIA
6 1 (0.42%) RHCA
6 1 (0.42%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.12%) QA
2 2 (0.85%) SLA
3 1 (0.42%) GCP
3 1 (0.42%) MiFID
System Software
1 27 (11.44%) Virtual Machines
2 25 (10.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (10.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 19 (8.05%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 17 (7.20%) Hyper-V
6 16 (6.78%) Samba
7 15 (6.36%) KVM
8 14 (5.93%) Docker
9 11 (4.66%) Active Directory
10 8 (3.39%) NFS
11 7 (2.97%) Oracle RAC
12 4 (1.69%) iptables
13 3 (1.27%) vSphere
14 2 (0.85%) Virtual Servers
15 1 (0.42%) GPFS
15 1 (0.42%) HDFS
15 1 (0.42%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
15 1 (0.42%) vCloud
15 1 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
15 1 (0.42%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 64 (27.12%) Puppet
2 28 (11.86%) Ansible
3 21 (8.90%) BladeLogic
4 15 (6.36%) NetBackup
5 12 (5.08%) Nagios
5 12 (5.08%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (4.66%) Terraform
7 7 (2.97%) OpenView
8 6 (2.54%) Rancher
9 4 (1.69%) Backup Exec
9 4 (1.69%) ITRS Geneos
10 3 (1.27%) Cobbler
10 3 (1.27%) Kubernetes
11 2 (0.85%) SELinux
11 2 (0.85%) ZABBIX
12 1 (0.42%) AirWatch
12 1 (0.42%) Docker Swarm
12 1 (0.42%) Hadoop YARN
12 1 (0.42%) Mesos
12 1 (0.42%) yum
Vendors
1 110 (46.61%) Oracle
2 90 (38.14%) Red Hat
3 65 (27.54%) Sun
4 45 (19.07%) Veritas
5 39 (16.53%) VMware
6 32 (13.56%) Cisco
6 32 (13.56%) F5
7 31 (13.14%) IBM
7 31 (13.14%) SAP
8 30 (12.71%) HP
9 17 (7.20%) PlateSpin
10 15 (6.36%) Splunk
11 8 (3.39%) BMC
12 7 (2.97%) Cognos
12 7 (2.97%) EMC
12 7 (2.97%) Opsware
13 6 (2.54%) Google
14 5 (2.12%) ArcSight
14 5 (2.12%) Borland
14 5 (2.12%) Symantec