The median contractor rate for a Unix Engineer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unix Engineer
UK / England
Rank 472 485 522
Rank change year-on-year +13 +37  
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Engineer 111 132 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.27% 0.27% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.28% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 97 56
Median daily rate £475 £375 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.66% -12.79%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £284 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £518 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +21.42% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 1 1
Median hourly rate £47.00 £20.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +135.00% -33.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £20.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year - -33.33%  

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 39640 46520 45346
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.83% 95.21% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 25778 30491 27853
Median daily rate £431 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.29% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1372 1455 1828
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.06% +3.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.32 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

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 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 March 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 +66 85 £500 +11.11% 4
South East +6 8 £500 +17.64% 3
Yorkshire +15 4 £400 +9.58% 1
North West +14 4 £425 +30.76%
South West -1 4 £250 -26.47% 2
North East -20 4 £500 +78.57%
West Midlands -4 1 £300 -25.46%
East Midlands -9 1 - -
Unix Engineer
UK

Unix Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 March 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.

1 208 (100.00%) Unix
2 163 (78.37%) Linux
3 91 (43.75%) Red Hat
4 77 (37.02%) Python
5 69 (33.17%) Perl
6 67 (32.21%) Solaris
7 65 (31.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 60 (28.85%) Finance
9 56 (26.92%) Puppet
10 48 (23.08%) VMware
11 47 (22.60%) Banking
11 47 (22.60%) DevOps
12 42 (20.19%) Bash Shell
13 41 (19.71%) Security Cleared
13 41 (19.71%) Agile Software Development
14 40 (19.23%) Ansible
15 39 (18.75%) Windows
15 39 (18.75%) Shell Script
16 37 (17.79%) Configuration Management
17 36 (17.31%) SC Cleared
18 33 (15.87%) Continuous Integration
19 31 (14.90%) SQL
20 30 (14.42%) Oracle
21 28 (13.46%) HP
21 28 (13.46%) Amazon AWS
21 28 (13.46%) Opscode Chef
22 27 (12.98%) Jenkins
23 26 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
23 26 (12.50%) SAN
23 26 (12.50%) Java

Unix Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 10 (4.81%) Confluence
1 10 (4.81%) WebLogic
2 9 (4.33%) Elasticsearch
2 9 (4.33%) OpenStack
3 7 (3.37%) WebSphere
4 6 (2.88%) WebSphere Application Server
5 4 (1.92%) Apache
5 4 (1.92%) JBoss
6 3 (1.44%) Cloud Foundry
6 3 (1.44%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.96%) iPlanet
7 2 (0.96%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (0.48%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.48%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (0.48%) IIS
8 1 (0.48%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (1.44%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.48%) MS Office
2 1 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.48%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.48%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
1 1 (0.48%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (0.48%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 28 (13.46%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (4.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (3.37%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (1.92%) Slack
5 3 (1.44%) GitHub
5 3 (1.44%) Trello
6 1 (0.48%) HP Helion
6 1 (0.48%) IaaS
6 1 (0.48%) PaaS
6 1 (0.48%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (12.50%) SAN
2 19 (9.13%) TCP/IP
3 18 (8.65%) DNS
4 15 (7.21%) LDAP
5 11 (5.29%) Firewall
6 10 (4.81%) SNMP
7 9 (4.33%) Multicast
8 8 (3.85%) NAS
9 7 (3.37%) SSL
10 4 (1.92%) HTTPS
10 4 (1.92%) Internet
11 3 (1.44%) SSH
12 2 (0.96%) DHCP
12 2 (0.96%) FTP
12 2 (0.96%) iSCSI
13 1 (0.48%) Cisco ASA
13 1 (0.48%) Cisco IOS
13 1 (0.48%) Cisco Nexus
13 1 (0.48%) Fibre Channel
13 1 (0.48%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.29%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (4.33%) Relational Database
3 8 (3.85%) DB2
4 7 (3.37%) MySQL
5 6 (2.88%) BusinessObjects
5 6 (2.88%) Oracle Database
6 4 (1.92%) MongoDB
6 4 (1.92%) Redis
7 3 (1.44%) SQL Server
8 2 (0.96%) Big Data
9 1 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.48%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.48%) Oracle Exadata
9 1 (0.48%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 27 (12.98%) Jenkins
2 19 (9.13%) Git (software)
3 13 (6.25%) JIRA
3 13 (6.25%) Sonatype Nexus
4 11 (5.29%) Subversion
5 8 (3.85%) Selenium
6 7 (3.37%) GitLab
6 7 (3.37%) Vagrant
7 4 (1.92%) JUnit
7 4 (1.92%) MSI
8 3 (1.44%) Ant
8 3 (1.44%) Concordion
8 3 (1.44%) Cucumber
8 3 (1.44%) JBehave
8 3 (1.44%) SonarQube
8 3 (1.44%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (1.44%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.96%) Hudson
9 2 (0.96%) Maven
10 1 (0.48%) NUnit
General
1 60 (28.85%) Finance
2 47 (22.60%) Banking
3 8 (3.85%) Investment Banking
4 7 (3.37%) Retail
5 3 (1.44%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.48%) Electronics
6 1 (0.48%) Front Office
6 1 (0.48%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.33%) Elastic Stack
2 8 (3.85%) Software Packaging
3 7 (3.37%) Middleware
4 5 (2.40%) Regular Expression
5 2 (0.96%) FIX Protocol
5 2 (0.96%) Flash
5 2 (0.96%) J2EE
5 2 (0.96%) LAMP
6 1 (0.48%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.48%) COM
6 1 (0.48%) REST
6 1 (0.48%) RESTful
6 1 (0.48%) SAML
6 1 (0.48%) SOAP
6 1 (0.48%) Web Services
6 1 (0.48%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.25%) Linux Command Line
2 12 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.37%) Clustering
3 7 (3.37%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.88%) Data Centre
5 5 (2.40%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 4 (1.92%) Wiki
7 2 (0.96%) Algorithms
7 2 (0.96%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.96%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (0.96%) Fintech
7 2 (0.96%) Market Risk
7 2 (0.96%) NHS
7 2 (0.96%) Oracle Exalogic
7 2 (0.96%) RIA
7 2 (0.96%) Symmetrix
7 2 (0.96%) Tandem
8 1 (0.48%) EMC VNX
8 1 (0.48%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.48%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 208 (100.00%) Unix
2 163 (78.37%) Linux
3 67 (32.21%) Solaris
4 65 (31.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 39 (18.75%) Windows
6 25 (12.02%) AIX
7 22 (10.58%) Windows Server
8 18 (8.65%) SUSE
9 14 (6.73%) FreeBSD
10 12 (5.77%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 10 (4.81%) Oracle Linux
12 5 (2.40%) CentOS
13 4 (1.92%) Mac OS
13 4 (1.92%) SmartOS
13 4 (1.92%) Windows 7
13 4 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
14 1 (0.48%) HPUX
14 1 (0.48%) VMS
14 1 (0.48%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.48%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (22.60%) DevOps
2 41 (19.71%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (17.79%) Configuration Management
4 33 (15.87%) Continuous Integration
5 19 (9.13%) Change Control
6 18 (8.65%) ITIL
7 17 (8.17%) Open Source
8 12 (5.77%) Change Management
9 11 (5.29%) High Availability
10 10 (4.81%) SDLC
11 8 (3.85%) Build Automation
11 8 (3.85%) ITIL V3
11 8 (3.85%) ITSM
11 8 (3.85%) Low Latency
11 8 (3.85%) Service Management
12 7 (3.37%) Continuous Delivery
12 7 (3.37%) Migration
12 7 (3.37%) OO
12 7 (3.37%) TDD
13 6 (2.88%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 77 (37.02%) Python
2 69 (33.17%) Perl
3 42 (20.19%) Bash Shell
4 39 (18.75%) Shell Script
5 31 (14.90%) SQL
6 26 (12.50%) Java
7 17 (8.17%) Ruby
8 13 (6.25%) PowerShell
8 13 (6.25%) tcsh
9 8 (3.85%) Bourne shell
9 8 (3.85%) C
9 8 (3.85%) C-shell
10 6 (2.88%) C++
10 6 (2.88%) Korn
11 4 (1.92%) C#
11 4 (1.92%) Groovy
11 4 (1.92%) PHP
11 4 (1.92%) SystemTap
11 4 (1.92%) VB
12 3 (1.44%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 41 (19.71%) Security Cleared
2 36 (17.31%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.37%) DV Cleared
4 6 (2.88%) Degree
5 3 (1.44%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.48%) CCDP
6 1 (0.48%) CCIE
6 1 (0.48%) CCNP
6 1 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.48%) CISSP
6 1 (0.48%) CLAS
6 1 (0.48%) IBM AIX Certification
6 1 (0.48%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.81%) Data Quality
2 4 (1.92%) MiFID
3 3 (1.44%) Dodd-Frank
3 3 (1.44%) EMIR
4 2 (0.96%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.96%) SLA
4 2 (0.96%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.48%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.48%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.48%) QA
System Software
1 26 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (7.69%) Active Directory
3 13 (6.25%) Samba
3 13 (6.25%) vSphere
4 11 (5.29%) Virtual Machines
5 10 (4.81%) Docker
5 10 (4.81%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 9 (4.33%) Snort
7 7 (3.37%) KVM
8 6 (2.88%) NFS
8 6 (2.88%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (2.40%) GPFS
10 4 (1.92%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 4 (1.92%) VirtualBox
10 4 (1.92%) VMware ESX
11 2 (0.96%) Veritas File System
12 1 (0.48%) Forefront TMG
12 1 (0.48%) Hyper-V
12 1 (0.48%) SRDF
12 1 (0.48%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 56 (26.92%) Puppet
2 40 (19.23%) Ansible
3 28 (13.46%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (8.65%) Nagios
5 16 (7.69%) Oracle ZFS
6 10 (4.81%) Red Hat Satellite
7 9 (4.33%) Kibana
7 9 (4.33%) logstash
7 9 (4.33%) SmokePing
8 8 (3.85%) Zenoss
9 6 (2.88%) Dollar Universe
9 6 (2.88%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 5 (2.40%) BladeLogic
10 5 (2.40%) Tivoli
11 4 (1.92%) OpenNMS
11 4 (1.92%) yum
12 2 (0.96%) CFEngine
12 2 (0.96%) HP SiteScope
12 2 (0.96%) Veritas Storage Foundation
13 1 (0.48%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 91 (43.75%) Red Hat
2 48 (23.08%) VMware
3 30 (14.42%) Oracle
4 28 (13.46%) HP
5 22 (10.58%) Atlassian
6 19 (9.13%) Veritas
7 17 (8.17%) Cisco
7 17 (8.17%) Sun
8 16 (7.69%) IBM
9 11 (5.29%) Splunk
10 10 (4.81%) SolarWinds
10 10 (4.81%) TIBCO
11 8 (3.85%) NetApp
12 5 (2.40%) Google
13 4 (1.92%) Bloomberg
13 4 (1.92%) Juniper
13 4 (1.92%) Microsoft
13 4 (1.92%) Reuters
14 3 (1.44%) Citrix
14 3 (1.44%) EMC
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