Period
to 16 February 2020

The median contractor rate for a Unix Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 16 February 2020.

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
16 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 649 745 717
Rank change year-on-year +96 -28 -101
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Engineer 52 106 153
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.084% 0.12% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.090% 0.12% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 73 112
England median daily rate £425 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +5.26% +11.76%
10th Percentile £313 £323 £308
90th Percentile £510 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £433 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -3.89% - +5.88%
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 57,851 85,379 88,214
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.90% 94.71% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 37,955 57,121 59,083
England median daily rate £463 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £250 £275 £263
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £450 £460 £450
% change year-on-year -2.17% +2.22% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,270 2,589 2,632
England median hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.60% - +1.08%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £51.25 £48.75 £48.56
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £18.70
% change year-on-year +1.60% - +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 16 February 2020.

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 16 February 2020. 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
North of England +63 20 £358 -15.88% 5
London +94 18 £470 -21.67% 1
North West +52 13 £380 -1.94% 4
Yorkshire +49 7 £325 -25.71% 1
South East +67 5 £250 -39.39% 4
South West +20 4 £425 -2.30%
East of England +31 3 £485 +38.57%
Midlands +50 2 £441 +17.67% 2
West Midlands +46 2 £441 +17.67% 2
Unix Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 16 February 2020, 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 52 (100.00%) Unix
2 45 (86.54%) Linux
3 24 (46.15%) Solaris
4 21 (40.38%) Red Hat
5 20 (38.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 17 (32.69%) Oracle
6 17 (32.69%) Finance
7 16 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (30.77%) Ansible
8 13 (25.00%) Shell Script
9 12 (23.08%) SQL
9 12 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
10 10 (19.23%) DevOps
11 9 (17.31%) Software Engineering
11 9 (17.31%) Perl
11 9 (17.31%) Java
11 9 (17.31%) ITIL
11 9 (17.31%) Python
11 9 (17.31%) Problem-Solving
12 8 (15.38%) Tomcat
12 8 (15.38%) VMware
12 8 (15.38%) Clustering
12 8 (15.38%) Change Management
12 8 (15.38%) Jenkins
12 8 (15.38%) Security Cleared
12 8 (15.38%) Puppet
13 7 (13.46%) VMware Infrastructure
13 7 (13.46%) AWS
13 7 (13.46%) Virtual Machines
13 7 (13.46%) SUSE

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 8 (15.38%) Tomcat
2 6 (11.54%) Confluence
3 5 (9.62%) WebLogic
4 2 (3.85%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.92%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (13.46%) AWS
2 2 (3.85%) GitHub
3 1 (1.92%) Azure
3 1 (1.92%) PaaS
3 1 (1.92%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.69%) DNS
2 2 (3.85%) DHCP
2 2 (3.85%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.92%) BGP
3 1 (1.92%) DMZ
3 1 (1.92%) Firewall
3 1 (1.92%) FIX Connectivity
3 1 (1.92%) FTP
3 1 (1.92%) Internet
3 1 (1.92%) iSCSI
3 1 (1.92%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.54%) Oracle Database
2 5 (9.62%) NoSQL
3 4 (7.69%) Oracle Database 12c
3 4 (7.69%) Oracle Exadata
3 4 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (5.77%) Big Data
5 2 (3.85%) Hadoop
5 2 (3.85%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (3.85%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.92%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (1.92%) BusinessObjects XI
6 1 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.92%) HBase
6 1 (1.92%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.92%) Pentaho
6 1 (1.92%) Power BI
6 1 (1.92%) SAS EBI
Development Applications
1 8 (15.38%) Jenkins
2 6 (11.54%) JIRA
3 5 (9.62%) Git (software)
4 4 (7.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (5.77%) Jasmine
5 3 (5.77%) Karma Test Runner
6 2 (3.85%) Visual Studio Code
7 1 (1.92%) Artifactory
7 1 (1.92%) Bitbucket
7 1 (1.92%) CA Gen
7 1 (1.92%) CircleCI
7 1 (1.92%) Maven
7 1 (1.92%) Subversion
7 1 (1.92%) Toad
General
1 17 (32.69%) Finance
2 5 (9.62%) Banking
3 3 (5.77%) Front Office
3 3 (5.77%) Retail
4 2 (3.85%) Financial Institution
4 2 (3.85%) Public Sector
5 1 (1.92%) Back Office
5 1 (1.92%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.92%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.54%) Middleware
2 5 (9.62%) Spring
3 4 (7.69%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 4 (7.69%) REST
3 4 (7.69%) Spring Boot
4 2 (3.85%) Kafka
4 2 (3.85%) LDAP
5 1 (1.92%) CSS
5 1 (1.92%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (1.92%) Hibernate
5 1 (1.92%) HTML
5 1 (1.92%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 12 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (15.38%) Clustering
3 5 (9.62%) Private Cloud
4 4 (7.69%) Replication
5 2 (3.85%) Blog
6 1 (1.92%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.92%) Derivative
6 1 (1.92%) Equities
6 1 (1.92%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 52 (100.00%) Unix
2 45 (86.54%) Linux
3 24 (46.15%) Solaris
4 20 (38.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (13.46%) SUSE
5 7 (13.46%) Ubuntu
6 5 (9.62%) AIX
6 5 (9.62%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 4 (7.69%) Oracle Linux
8 3 (5.77%) CentOS
8 3 (5.77%) Windows
9 1 (1.92%) CoreOS
9 1 (1.92%) Debian
9 1 (1.92%) OpenBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (19.23%) DevOps
3 9 (17.31%) ITIL
3 9 (17.31%) Problem-Solving
3 9 (17.31%) Software Engineering
4 8 (15.38%) Change Management
5 6 (11.54%) Problem Management
5 6 (11.54%) SDLC
6 5 (9.62%) High Availability
6 5 (9.62%) Project Delivery
7 4 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (7.69%) Data Modelling
7 4 (7.69%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 4 (7.69%) Incident Management
7 4 (7.69%) ITIL V3
7 4 (7.69%) Logical Data Model
7 4 (7.69%) Microservices
7 4 (7.69%) Physical Data Model
7 4 (7.69%) Strategic Roadmap
7 4 (7.69%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (25.00%) Shell Script
2 12 (23.08%) SQL
3 9 (17.31%) Java
3 9 (17.31%) Perl
3 9 (17.31%) Python
4 5 (9.62%) C
5 4 (7.69%) C++
5 4 (7.69%) Embedded C
5 4 (7.69%) Embedded C++
6 3 (5.77%) Bash Shell
7 2 (3.85%) AWK
7 2 (3.85%) JavaScript
7 2 (3.85%) PL/SQL
7 2 (3.85%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.92%) Clojure
8 1 (1.92%) Korn
8 1 (1.92%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 6 (11.54%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.77%) Degree
4 1 (1.92%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.92%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.54%) SLA
2 4 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 7 (13.46%) Virtual Machines
1 7 (13.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (7.69%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (3.85%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.85%) NFS
3 2 (3.85%) Squid
4 1 (1.92%) Docker
4 1 (1.92%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 16 (30.77%) Ansible
2 8 (15.38%) Puppet
3 4 (7.69%) Data Guard
3 4 (7.69%) Oracle RMAN
4 3 (5.77%) Red Hat Satellite
5 2 (3.85%) Cacti
5 2 (3.85%) Nagios
5 2 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (3.85%) Opsview
6 1 (1.92%) CFEngine
6 1 (1.92%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (1.92%) Kubernetes
6 1 (1.92%) Linux-HA
6 1 (1.92%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (1.92%) Terraform
Vendors
1 21 (40.38%) Red Hat
2 17 (32.69%) Oracle
3 8 (15.38%) VMware
4 7 (13.46%) Sun
5 5 (9.62%) HP
6 4 (7.69%) Microsoft
6 4 (7.69%) Splunk
6 4 (7.69%) Sybase
7 2 (3.85%) CheckPoint
7 2 (3.85%) IBM
7 2 (3.85%) Veritas
8 1 (1.92%) BEA
8 1 (1.92%) Informatica
8 1 (1.92%) McAfee
8 1 (1.92%) Mercator
8 1 (1.92%) NetApp
8 1 (1.92%) Pega
8 1 (1.92%) Remedy
8 1 (1.92%) Serena
8 1 (1.92%) webMethods