Period
to 19 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Unix Engineer was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies in Essex during the 6 months to 19 August 2018.

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
6 months to
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 99 106 78
Rank change year-on-year +7 -28 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Engineer 4 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 0.40% 0.11% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.12% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 2
Essex median daily rate £413 £524 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.28% +46.47% +2.21%
10th Percentile £381 £487 £351
90th Percentile £435 £562 £370
East of England median daily rate £400 £524 £350
% change year-on-year -23.66% +49.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Essex median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex. 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
Essex
Contract vacancies in Essex with a recognized job title 942 833 875
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.67% 95.09% 97.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 569 560 447
Essex median daily rate £500 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +28.57% -6.67%
10th Percentile £225 £263 £213
90th Percentile £600 £588 £516
East of England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 68 181
Essex median hourly rate £26.00 £31.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.11% +58.75% -37.69%
10th Percentile £14.83 £11.83 £15.75
90th Percentile £58.25 £63.75 £42.75
East of England median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -2.86% -12.50% -2.44%

Unix Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

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

Job vacancy trend for Unix Engineer in Essex

Unix Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unix Engineer in Essex

Unix Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix Engineer in Essex.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix Engineer in Essex

Unix Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 6 months to 19 August 2018. 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
Southend-on-Sea +3 3 £413 -21.28%
Unix Engineer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 19 August 2018, 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 Essex region featuring Unix Engineer in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) Unix
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
1 4 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 4 (100.00%) DevOps
2 3 (75.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (75.00%) Shell Script
2 3 (75.00%) Middleware
2 3 (75.00%) webMethods
2 3 (75.00%) BEA
2 3 (75.00%) WebLogic
2 3 (75.00%) Solaris
2 3 (75.00%) Deployment Automation
3 2 (50.00%) Ansible
3 2 (50.00%) J2EE
3 2 (50.00%) Oracle
3 2 (50.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (50.00%) WebLogic Portal
3 2 (50.00%) JBoss
3 2 (50.00%) Apache
3 2 (50.00%) GitHub
4 1 (25.00%) Analytics
4 1 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Deployment
4 1 (25.00%) Task Automation
4 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
4 1 (25.00%) Validation
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (25.00%) CentOS

Unix Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 (75.00%) WebLogic
2 2 (50.00%) Apache
2 2 (50.00%) JBoss
2 2 (50.00%) WebLogic Portal
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) HTTP
1 1 (25.00%) SSL
1 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Jenkins
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) Middleware
2 2 (50.00%) J2EE
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
1 4 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 4 (100.00%) Unix
2 3 (75.00%) Solaris
3 1 (25.00%) AIX
3 1 (25.00%) CentOS
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) DevOps
2 3 (75.00%) Deployment Automation
3 1 (25.00%) Analytics
3 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Deployment
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (25.00%) Open Source
3 1 (25.00%) Task Automation
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (25.00%) Perl
2 1 (25.00%) PL/SQL
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) Ansible
2 1 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (25.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) BEA
1 3 (75.00%) webMethods
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 2 (50.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (25.00%) Informatica