Period
to 9 December 2019

The median contractor rate for a Unix Engineer was £456 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 9 December 2019.

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
9 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 687 749 650
Rank change year-on-year +62 -99 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Engineer 65 121 211
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.088% 0.13% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.094% 0.13% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 98 143
England median daily rate £456 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.95% +11.76% +11.84%
10th Percentile £350 £309 £305
90th Percentile £600 £625 £588
UK median daily rate £464 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.06% +5.88% +11.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

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 69,169 90,522 89,533
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.94% 94.80% 94.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 45,762 60,699 59,884
England median daily rate £463 £458 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.09% +1.67% +5.88%
10th Percentile £255 £275 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,585 2,745 2,602
England median hourly rate £19.00 £18.25 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.11% -2.41% +3.89%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.81
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £19.37 £18.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +7.60% -3.74% +3.89%

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 9 December 2019.

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 9 December 2019. 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 +54 24 £508 -15.42% 1
North of England +28 14 £463 +8.82% 4
South West +3 12 £475 +13.77%
South East +61 11 £250 -39.39% 3
North West +25 9 £475 +11.76% 3
Yorkshire +33 5 £425 -2.86% 1
East of England +34 4 £425 +17.24%
Unix Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 9 December 2019, Unix Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region featuring Unix Engineer in the job title.

1 65 (100.00%) Unix
2 55 (84.62%) Linux
3 24 (36.92%) Finance
4 21 (32.31%) Solaris
5 19 (29.23%) Red Hat
6 15 (23.08%) Shell Script
6 15 (23.08%) Ansible
7 14 (21.54%) DevOps
7 14 (21.54%) Security Cleared
7 14 (21.54%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (20.00%) Python
9 12 (18.46%) Perl
9 12 (18.46%) SQL
9 12 (18.46%) Oracle
9 12 (18.46%) VMware
9 12 (18.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 12 (18.46%) Puppet
10 11 (16.92%) Analytical Skills
11 9 (13.85%) Docker
11 9 (13.85%) Jenkins
11 9 (13.85%) Banking
11 9 (13.85%) Sun
12 8 (12.31%) ITIL
12 8 (12.31%) C
12 8 (12.31%) Front Office
12 8 (12.31%) Kubernetes
12 8 (12.31%) SC Cleared
12 8 (12.31%) Test Automation
13 7 (10.77%) AWS
13 7 (10.77%) Problem Management

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 3 (4.62%) Confluence
2 2 (3.08%) Apache
2 2 (3.08%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.54%) Commerce Server
3 1 (1.54%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.54%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.54%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (3.08%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.77%) AWS
2 5 (7.69%) GitHub
3 4 (6.15%) Azure
4 3 (4.62%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.23%) SAN
1 6 (9.23%) TCP/IP
2 4 (6.15%) FIX Connectivity
2 4 (6.15%) Internet
3 3 (4.62%) NAS
4 2 (3.08%) DHCP
4 2 (3.08%) DNS
5 1 (1.54%) BGP
5 1 (1.54%) DMZ
5 1 (1.54%) Firewall
5 1 (1.54%) iSCSI
5 1 (1.54%) NetScaler
5 1 (1.54%) VLAN
5 1 (1.54%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.77%) Relational Database
2 3 (4.62%) Big Data
2 3 (4.62%) KDB
2 3 (4.62%) Kdb+
2 3 (4.62%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.08%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.08%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.54%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.54%) HBase
4 1 (1.54%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.54%) MySQL
4 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.54%) Oracle Exadata
4 1 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.54%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 9 (13.85%) Jenkins
2 4 (6.15%) Jasmine
2 4 (6.15%) Karma Test Runner
3 3 (4.62%) Git (software)
3 3 (4.62%) JIRA
3 3 (4.62%) Visual Studio Code
4 2 (3.08%) Subversion
4 2 (3.08%) Toad
5 1 (1.54%) Ant
5 1 (1.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (1.54%) CircleCI
5 1 (1.54%) ClearCase
5 1 (1.54%) CppUnit
5 1 (1.54%) GoogleTest
5 1 (1.54%) NUnit
General
1 24 (36.92%) Finance
2 9 (13.85%) Banking
3 8 (12.31%) Front Office
4 5 (7.69%) Investment Banking
5 3 (4.62%) Telecoms
6 2 (3.08%) Financial Institution
6 2 (3.08%) Retail
7 1 (1.54%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.54%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.23%) FIX Protocol
2 4 (6.15%) Django
3 2 (3.08%) Kafka
3 2 (3.08%) LDAP
3 2 (3.08%) Middleware
3 2 (3.08%) Spring
3 2 (3.08%) Web Services
4 1 (1.54%) CSS
4 1 (1.54%) Hibernate
4 1 (1.54%) HTML
4 1 (1.54%) LAMP
4 1 (1.54%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 1 (1.54%) REST
4 1 (1.54%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 11 (16.92%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (10.77%) Clustering
3 6 (9.23%) Derivative
4 5 (7.69%) Equities
5 3 (4.62%) Blog
5 3 (4.62%) Data Centre
5 3 (4.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (3.08%) Private Cloud
6 2 (3.08%) Replication
7 1 (1.54%) LPAR
7 1 (1.54%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 65 (100.00%) Unix
2 55 (84.62%) Linux
3 21 (32.31%) Solaris
4 12 (18.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (9.23%) AIX
6 5 (7.69%) SUSE
6 5 (7.69%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 3 (4.62%) Ubuntu
7 3 (4.62%) Windows
8 2 (3.08%) CentOS
9 1 (1.54%) CoreOS
9 1 (1.54%) Debian
9 1 (1.54%) OpenBSD
9 1 (1.54%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (1.54%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (21.54%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (21.54%) DevOps
2 8 (12.31%) ITIL
2 8 (12.31%) Test Automation
3 7 (10.77%) Change Management
3 7 (10.77%) Problem Management
3 7 (10.77%) Problem-Solving
3 7 (10.77%) Software Engineering
4 5 (7.69%) Analytics
4 5 (7.69%) Configuration Management
4 5 (7.69%) Infrastructure as Code
4 5 (7.69%) Server Building
5 4 (6.15%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (6.15%) Data Protection
5 4 (6.15%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 4 (6.15%) E-Commerce
5 4 (6.15%) Electronic Trading
5 4 (6.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 4 (6.15%) Patch Management
5 4 (6.15%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 15 (23.08%) Shell Script
2 13 (20.00%) Python
3 12 (18.46%) Perl
3 12 (18.46%) SQL
4 8 (12.31%) C
5 6 (9.23%) Bash Shell
5 6 (9.23%) Korn
6 5 (7.69%) Java
6 5 (7.69%) JavaScript
7 3 (4.62%) C++
7 3 (4.62%) Go
8 2 (3.08%) AWK
8 2 (3.08%) Embedded C
8 2 (3.08%) Embedded C++
9 1 (1.54%) Clojure
9 1 (1.54%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.54%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.54%) Ruby
9 1 (1.54%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 14 (21.54%) Security Cleared
2 8 (12.31%) SC Cleared
3 5 (7.69%) DV Cleared
3 5 (7.69%) RHCE
4 3 (4.62%) Degree
5 1 (1.54%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.15%) SLA
2 1 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (1.54%) QA
System Software
1 9 (13.85%) Docker
2 6 (9.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (7.69%) Active Directory
4 4 (6.15%) Gluster
5 2 (3.08%) NFS
5 2 (3.08%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (3.08%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.54%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 1 (1.54%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 15 (23.08%) Ansible
2 12 (18.46%) Puppet
3 8 (12.31%) Kubernetes
4 4 (6.15%) Red Hat Satellite
5 3 (4.62%) Terraform
6 2 (3.08%) Data Guard
6 2 (3.08%) Linux-HA
6 2 (3.08%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (3.08%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (1.54%) Avamar
7 1 (1.54%) HAProxy
7 1 (1.54%) ITRS Geneos
7 1 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (1.54%) SCCM
7 1 (1.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (1.54%) vCenter Server
7 1 (1.54%) vRealize
7 1 (1.54%) yum
Vendors
1 19 (29.23%) Red Hat
2 12 (18.46%) Oracle
2 12 (18.46%) VMware
3 9 (13.85%) Sun
4 7 (10.77%) HP
5 6 (9.23%) Sybase
6 4 (6.15%) Atlassian
6 4 (6.15%) Dell
7 3 (4.62%) Cisco
7 3 (4.62%) Mercator
8 2 (3.08%) McAfee
8 2 (3.08%) Microsoft
8 2 (3.08%) Remedy
8 2 (3.08%) Splunk
8 2 (3.08%) Veritas
9 1 (1.54%) Cloudera
9 1 (1.54%) LogicMonitor
9 1 (1.54%) Serena
9 1 (1.54%) ServiceNow
9 1 (1.54%) Sparx