Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Unix Support Engineer was £450 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 Support Engineer
UK > England
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 817 847 839
Rank change year-on-year +30 -8 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Support Engineer 14 26 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.015% 0.026% 0.025%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.016% 0.028% 0.026%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 19 15
England median daily rate £450 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.46% - +8.33%
10th Percentile £250 £269 £205
90th Percentile £550 £383 £443
UK median daily rate £450 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +38.46% - +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
England median hourly rate £39.50 £20.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +97.50% -42.86% -
10th Percentile £37.25 £17.50 £18.40
90th Percentile £41.75 £22.50 £40.00
UK median hourly rate £39.50 £20.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +97.50% -42.86% -

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 Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Unix Support Engineer in England

Unix Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unix Support Engineer in England

Unix Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unix Support Engineer in England

Unix Support 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 Support Engineer in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix Support Engineer in England

Unix Support 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 Support 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 -9 6 £488 +28.29%
North of England +52 5 £275 -6.78%
North East +54 2 £290 -1.69%
North West +26 2 £300 -14.29%
South East - 2 £475 - 1
South West - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £250 -
Unix Support Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, Unix Support 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 Support Engineer in the job title.

1 14 (100.00%) Unix
2 13 (92.86%) Linux
3 6 (42.86%) SQL
4 5 (35.71%) Oracle
4 5 (35.71%) Windows
4 5 (35.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (35.71%) Finance
5 4 (28.57%) PL/SQL
5 4 (28.57%) Red Hat
6 3 (21.43%) Windows Server
6 3 (21.43%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (21.43%) Puppet
6 3 (21.43%) Splunk
6 3 (21.43%) DNS
6 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
6 3 (21.43%) JBoss
6 3 (21.43%) Tomcat
6 3 (21.43%) SSH
6 3 (21.43%) Validation
6 3 (21.43%) Firewall
7 2 (14.29%) WebLogic
7 2 (14.29%) VMware
7 2 (14.29%) Korn
7 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
7 2 (14.29%) LDAP
7 2 (14.29%) Perl
7 2 (14.29%) AIX
7 2 (14.29%) HP
7 2 (14.29%) NFS
7 2 (14.29%) Nagios

Unix Support 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 (21.43%) JBoss
1 3 (21.43%) Tomcat
2 2 (14.29%) WebLogic
3 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) DNS
1 3 (21.43%) Firewall
1 3 (21.43%) SSH
2 2 (14.29%) LDAP
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (7.14%) DHCP
3 1 (7.14%) Internet
3 1 (7.14%) LAN
3 1 (7.14%) OpenLDAP
3 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
3 1 (7.14%) tcpdump
3 1 (7.14%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (35.71%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Back Office
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
1 1 (7.14%) VAX
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) Unix
2 13 (92.86%) Linux
3 5 (35.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (35.71%) Windows
4 3 (21.43%) Windows Server
5 2 (14.29%) AIX
6 1 (7.14%) Solaris
6 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Validation
2 2 (14.29%) Change Control
3 1 (7.14%) Change Management
3 1 (7.14%) Migration
3 1 (7.14%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Patch Management
3 1 (7.14%) Process Management
3 1 (7.14%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) SQL
2 4 (28.57%) PL/SQL
3 2 (14.29%) Korn
3 2 (14.29%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) IBM Certification
2 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
2 2 (14.29%) NFS
3 1 (7.14%) GPFS
3 1 (7.14%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (21.43%) Puppet
2 2 (14.29%) Nagios
3 1 (7.14%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Oracle
2 4 (28.57%) Red Hat
3 3 (21.43%) Splunk
4 2 (14.29%) HP
4 2 (14.29%) VMware
5 1 (7.14%) Cisco
5 1 (7.14%) IBM
5 1 (7.14%) Infoblox
5 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
5 1 (7.14%) Sun
5 1 (7.14%) Veritas