The median contractor rate for a Unix Engineer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in England 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
UK / England
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 467 470 538
Rank change year-on-year +3 +68  
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Engineer 115 162 87
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.27% 0.33% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.35% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 118 43
Median daily rate £450 £399 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.85% -16.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £310 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £603 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £362 £400
% change year-on-year +3.73% -9.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Median hourly rate £43.25 - £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 England. 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
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 40228 46925 48391
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.73% 95.04% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 26246 30992 30918
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1226 1370 1877
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.50 £40.00
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 England

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

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 3 months to 24 June 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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +22 73 £500 - 6
East Midlands - 15 £400 - 3
South West +3 7 £400 +3.89% 2
South East +3 6 £400 +0.62% 6
North East +34 3 £332 +6.24% 1
North West +18 3 £313 -16.66% 1
East of England -4 3 £477 +36.09% 1
Yorkshire +21 2 - -
Midlands - 2 £363 - 3
West Midlands +22 1 £410 -18.00%
Unix Engineer
UK

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

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 England region featuring Unix Engineer in the job title.

1 226 (100.00%) Unix
2 191 (84.51%) Linux
3 89 (39.38%) Python
4 84 (37.17%) Solaris
5 78 (34.51%) Puppet
6 75 (33.19%) Red Hat
7 66 (29.20%) Finance
8 65 (28.76%) Security Cleared
9 64 (28.32%) Oracle
10 63 (27.88%) Perl
11 57 (25.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 56 (24.78%) Ansible
13 55 (24.34%) DevOps
14 54 (23.89%) SC Cleared
15 50 (22.12%) AIX
16 42 (18.58%) SAN
17 39 (17.26%) Firewall
18 38 (16.81%) Agile Software Development
19 37 (16.37%) VMware
19 37 (16.37%) Shell Script
20 36 (15.93%) Windows
20 36 (15.93%) Bash Shell
21 35 (15.49%) Jenkins
22 34 (15.04%) Banking
23 33 (14.60%) IBM
23 33 (14.60%) Configuration Management
24 32 (14.16%) Amazon AWS
25 31 (13.72%) Veritas
26 29 (12.83%) TCP/IP
27 28 (12.39%) Sun

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 15 (6.64%) Apache
2 14 (6.19%) WebLogic
3 12 (5.31%) Tomcat
4 11 (4.87%) JBoss
5 10 (4.42%) OpenStack
6 9 (3.98%) Confluence
7 8 (3.54%) Elasticsearch
8 7 (3.10%) iPlanet
8 7 (3.10%) Oracle Application Server
9 5 (2.21%) IIS
9 5 (2.21%) nginx
9 5 (2.21%) WebSphere
9 5 (2.21%) WebSphere Application Server
10 3 (1.33%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.88%) Cloud Foundry
12 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2000
12 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2007
12 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2010
12 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 1 (0.44%) HipChat
1 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 14 (6.19%) SAP ERP
2 4 (1.77%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 4 (1.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 32 (14.16%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (5.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (3.54%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (1.77%) GitHub
5 3 (1.33%) Slack
5 3 (1.33%) Trello
6 2 (0.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.44%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.44%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.44%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.44%) PaaS
7 1 (0.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 42 (18.58%) SAN
2 39 (17.26%) Firewall
3 29 (12.83%) TCP/IP
4 15 (6.64%) DNS
5 11 (4.87%) NAS
6 10 (4.42%) SSL
7 9 (3.98%) LDAP
7 9 (3.98%) Multicast
8 8 (3.54%) SNMP
9 7 (3.10%) HTTP
10 6 (2.65%) HTTPS
11 3 (1.33%) DHCP
11 3 (1.33%) LAN
12 2 (0.88%) BGP
12 2 (0.88%) FTP
12 2 (0.88%) Internet
12 2 (0.88%) OpenLDAP
12 2 (0.88%) OSPF
12 2 (0.88%) SSH
12 2 (0.88%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (10.18%) Oracle Database
2 12 (5.31%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (4.42%) DB2
4 8 (3.54%) MySQL
4 8 (3.54%) SQL Server
5 6 (2.65%) BusinessObjects
5 6 (2.65%) MongoDB
6 5 (2.21%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.77%) NoSQL
8 3 (1.33%) Redis
9 2 (0.88%) Big Data
9 2 (0.88%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.44%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.44%) DB2 UDB
10 1 (0.44%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 35 (15.49%) Jenkins
2 20 (8.85%) Git (software)
3 16 (7.08%) JIRA
4 12 (5.31%) Sonatype Nexus
5 9 (3.98%) Bitbucket
6 8 (3.54%) Maven
7 7 (3.10%) GitLab
8 6 (2.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (2.21%) Selenium
9 5 (2.21%) Subversion
10 4 (1.77%) ClearCase
10 4 (1.77%) MSI
11 3 (1.33%) Ant
11 3 (1.33%) Concordion
11 3 (1.33%) Cucumber
11 3 (1.33%) JBehave
11 3 (1.33%) JMeter
11 3 (1.33%) JUnit
12 2 (0.88%) Artifactory
12 2 (0.88%) Vagrant
General
1 66 (29.20%) Finance
2 34 (15.04%) Banking
3 12 (5.31%) Investment Banking
4 8 (3.54%) Retail
5 6 (2.65%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.21%) Electronics
6 5 (2.21%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.77%) Marketing
8 1 (0.44%) Back Office
8 1 (0.44%) Front Office
8 1 (0.44%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (6.64%) Elastic Stack
2 9 (3.98%) Middleware
3 8 (3.54%) J2EE
4 7 (3.10%) Software Packaging
5 4 (1.77%) Kafka
5 4 (1.77%) LAMP
5 4 (1.77%) Node.js
5 4 (1.77%) Sensu
5 4 (1.77%) Web Services
6 3 (1.33%) Flash
7 2 (0.88%) .NET
7 2 (0.88%) 802.1X
7 2 (0.88%) FIX Protocol
7 2 (0.88%) FreeMarker
7 2 (0.88%) LAPP Stack
7 2 (0.88%) LEMP Stack
7 2 (0.88%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (0.88%) Regular Expression
8 1 (0.44%) CGI
8 1 (0.44%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.31%) Clustering
1 12 (5.31%) Linux Command Line
2 10 (4.42%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (4.42%) Data Centre
3 6 (2.65%) Greenfield Project
3 6 (2.65%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.21%) Fixed Income
5 4 (1.77%) Cloud Native
5 4 (1.77%) Wiki
6 3 (1.33%) NHS
7 2 (0.88%) Algorithms
7 2 (0.88%) Fintech
7 2 (0.88%) Market Risk
7 2 (0.88%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.44%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.44%) EMC VNX
8 1 (0.44%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.44%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.44%) RIA
8 1 (0.44%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 226 (100.00%) Unix
2 191 (84.51%) Linux
3 84 (37.17%) Solaris
4 57 (25.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 50 (22.12%) AIX
6 36 (15.93%) Windows
7 18 (7.96%) SUSE
8 15 (6.64%) Windows Server
9 13 (5.75%) FreeBSD
9 13 (5.75%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 9 (3.98%) HPUX
10 9 (3.98%) Oracle Linux
11 7 (3.10%) CentOS
12 4 (1.77%) Windows Server 2008
13 3 (1.33%) SmartOS
13 3 (1.33%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.88%) Debian
14 2 (0.88%) Windows 7
14 2 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (24.34%) DevOps
2 38 (16.81%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (14.60%) Configuration Management
4 25 (11.06%) Continuous Integration
4 25 (11.06%) Migration
5 23 (10.18%) ITIL
6 19 (8.41%) Disaster Recovery
7 18 (7.96%) Change Control
7 18 (7.96%) Load Balancing
8 15 (6.64%) Open Source
9 14 (6.19%) ERP
10 11 (4.87%) High Availability
11 10 (4.42%) SDLC
12 9 (3.98%) Change Management
12 9 (3.98%) Web Operations
13 8 (3.54%) Business Intelligence
13 8 (3.54%) Continuous Delivery
13 8 (3.54%) ITIL V3
13 8 (3.54%) Mentoring
14 7 (3.10%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 89 (39.38%) Python
2 63 (27.88%) Perl
3 37 (16.37%) Shell Script
4 36 (15.93%) Bash Shell
5 26 (11.50%) SQL
6 23 (10.18%) Java
7 18 (7.96%) Korn
8 15 (6.64%) Ruby
9 13 (5.75%) PowerShell
10 12 (5.31%) tcsh
11 4 (1.77%) C++
11 4 (1.77%) PHP
12 3 (1.33%) Bourne shell
12 3 (1.33%) C-shell
12 3 (1.33%) Groovy
13 2 (0.88%) Jython
13 2 (0.88%) Scala
13 2 (0.88%) sed
13 2 (0.88%) Tcl
13 2 (0.88%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 65 (28.76%) Security Cleared
2 54 (23.89%) SC Cleared
3 8 (3.54%) DV Cleared
4 5 (2.21%) Degree
5 2 (0.88%) RHCE
6 1 (0.44%) CCNA
6 1 (0.44%) CCSA
6 1 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.44%) CISM
6 1 (0.44%) CISSP
6 1 (0.44%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.44%) JNCIA
6 1 (0.44%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.42%) Data Quality
2 5 (2.21%) MiFID
3 3 (1.33%) Dodd-Frank
3 3 (1.33%) EMIR
4 2 (0.88%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.88%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.44%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.44%) QA
5 1 (0.44%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (11.06%) Virtual Machines
2 23 (10.18%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 20 (8.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (7.96%) Docker
5 15 (6.64%) Samba
6 13 (5.75%) Active Directory
7 8 (3.54%) Snort
7 8 (3.54%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (3.10%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 5 (2.21%) vSphere
10 4 (1.77%) GPFS
10 4 (1.77%) Hyper-V
10 4 (1.77%) KVM
11 3 (1.33%) VirtualBox
12 2 (0.88%) NFS
12 2 (0.88%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.44%) LXC
13 1 (0.44%) PowerHA
13 1 (0.44%) SRDF
13 1 (0.44%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 78 (34.51%) Puppet
2 56 (24.78%) Ansible
3 19 (8.41%) Opscode Chef
4 17 (7.52%) Nagios
5 10 (4.42%) Kibana
5 10 (4.42%) logstash
5 10 (4.42%) Oracle ZFS
6 9 (3.98%) BladeLogic
6 9 (3.98%) Terraform
7 8 (3.54%) Red Hat Satellite
7 8 (3.54%) SmokePing
8 6 (2.65%) Dollar Universe
8 6 (2.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 5 (2.21%) yum
10 4 (1.77%) OpenNMS
10 4 (1.77%) ZABBIX
11 3 (1.33%) Rancher
12 2 (0.88%) Grafana
12 2 (0.88%) Kubernetes
12 2 (0.88%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 75 (33.19%) Red Hat
2 64 (28.32%) Oracle
3 37 (16.37%) VMware
4 33 (14.60%) IBM
5 31 (13.72%) Veritas
6 28 (12.39%) Sun
7 20 (8.85%) SAP
8 14 (6.19%) Atlassian
9 13 (5.75%) HP
9 13 (5.75%) Splunk
10 11 (4.87%) Cisco
11 10 (4.42%) SolarWinds
11 10 (4.42%) TIBCO
12 9 (3.98%) F5
12 9 (3.98%) Google
13 4 (1.77%) BMC
13 4 (1.77%) PlateSpin
14 3 (1.33%) EMC
14 3 (1.33%) NetApp
15 2 (0.88%) Microsoft
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