Period
to 25 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Unix Engineer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 25 July 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
England > London
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 462 491 516
Rank change year-on-year +29 +25 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Engineer 122 116 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.29% 0.26% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.27% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 89 64
London median daily rate £500 £500 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -4.76% +23.53%
10th Percentile £403 £349 £380
90th Percentile £675 £638 £634
England median daily rate £450 £375 £475
% change year-on-year +20.00% -21.05% +35.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 2
London median hourly rate £47.00 - £22.83
10th Percentile £41.75 - £22.37
90th Percentile £47.20 - £23.29
England median hourly rate £46.00 £20.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +130.00% -33.33% +13.21%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 39807 43218 44188
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.96% 95.11% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 28316 31092 30671
London median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £305 £286 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 512 491 769
London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £19.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.53% -2.64% +11.51%
10th Percentile £12.37 £10.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.25 £53.05
England median hourly rate £18.10 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -4.74% +8.57% +2.94%

Unix Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Unix Engineer in London

Unix Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unix Engineer in London

Unix Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unix Engineer in London over the 6 months to 25 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unix Engineer in London

Unix Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix Engineer in London

Unix Engineer
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 25 July 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
Central London +6 16 £538 -14.00% 2
South London - 8 - - 1
East London - 4 £550 -
Unix Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 London region featuring Unix Engineer in the job title.

1 122 (100.00%) Unix
2 104 (85.25%) Linux
3 55 (45.08%) Puppet
4 50 (40.98%) Python
4 50 (40.98%) Finance
5 42 (34.43%) DevOps
6 38 (31.15%) Ansible
7 37 (30.33%) Solaris
8 33 (27.05%) SAN
8 33 (27.05%) Security Cleared
9 32 (26.23%) Oracle
10 31 (25.41%) AIX
10 31 (25.41%) Firewall
11 30 (24.59%) Perl
12 28 (22.95%) Red Hat
13 27 (22.13%) IBM
13 27 (22.13%) SC Cleared
14 26 (21.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 25 (20.49%) Banking
15 25 (20.49%) Migration
16 22 (18.03%) Java
16 22 (18.03%) Jenkins
17 20 (16.39%) Windows
17 20 (16.39%) Agile Software Development
18 19 (15.57%) Oracle Database
19 18 (14.75%) Continuous Integration
19 18 (14.75%) Amazon AWS
20 17 (13.93%) TCP/IP
21 16 (13.11%) SQL
21 16 (13.11%) Git (software)

Unix Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 7 (5.74%) OpenStack
1 7 (5.74%) Tomcat
2 6 (4.92%) Apache
2 6 (4.92%) Confluence
3 5 (4.10%) IIS
3 5 (4.10%) nginx
4 4 (3.28%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.64%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.82%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.82%) JBoss
6 1 (0.82%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (0.82%) SAS
6 1 (0.82%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.82%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (0.82%) HipChat
Cloud Services
1 18 (14.75%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (7.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.46%) GitHub
4 2 (1.64%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.82%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.82%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.82%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.82%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.82%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (0.82%) IaaS
5 1 (0.82%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.82%) PaaS
5 1 (0.82%) SaaS
5 1 (0.82%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 33 (27.05%) SAN
2 31 (25.41%) Firewall
3 17 (13.93%) TCP/IP
4 9 (7.38%) NAS
5 8 (6.56%) DNS
6 5 (4.10%) HTTP
6 5 (4.10%) LDAP
6 5 (4.10%) Multicast
7 4 (3.28%) SNMP
8 3 (2.46%) DHCP
9 2 (1.64%) BGP
9 2 (1.64%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 2 (1.64%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 2 (1.64%) FTP
9 2 (1.64%) HSRP
9 2 (1.64%) HTTPS
9 2 (1.64%) OpenLDAP
9 2 (1.64%) OSPF
9 2 (1.64%) SSL
9 2 (1.64%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (15.57%) Oracle Database
2 7 (5.74%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (4.10%) DB2
3 5 (4.10%) MySQL
3 5 (4.10%) SQL Server
4 4 (3.28%) NoSQL
5 3 (2.46%) MongoDB
5 3 (2.46%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.64%) Big Data
6 2 (1.64%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (1.64%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.82%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.82%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 22 (18.03%) Jenkins
2 16 (13.11%) Git (software)
3 14 (11.48%) JIRA
4 13 (10.66%) Bitbucket
5 11 (9.02%) Maven
6 10 (8.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 8 (6.56%) ClearCase
8 5 (4.10%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (2.46%) Ant
9 3 (2.46%) JMeter
10 2 (1.64%) Artifactory
10 2 (1.64%) Concordion
10 2 (1.64%) Cucumber
10 2 (1.64%) JBehave
10 2 (1.64%) JUnit
10 2 (1.64%) Selenium
11 1 (0.82%) Checkstyle
11 1 (0.82%) GitLab
11 1 (0.82%) TeamCity
General
1 50 (40.98%) Finance
2 25 (20.49%) Banking
3 12 (9.84%) Investment Banking
4 6 (4.92%) Electronics
4 6 (4.92%) Manufacturing
4 6 (4.92%) Marketing
4 6 (4.92%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.64%) Retail
6 1 (0.82%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.02%) Elastic Stack
2 4 (3.28%) Kafka
2 4 (3.28%) LAMP
2 4 (3.28%) Node.js
2 4 (3.28%) Sensu
2 4 (3.28%) Web Services
3 3 (2.46%) Middleware
3 3 (2.46%) Software Packaging
4 2 (1.64%) .NET
4 2 (1.64%) 802.1X
4 2 (1.64%) FIX Protocol
4 2 (1.64%) FreeMarker
4 2 (1.64%) LAPP Stack
4 2 (1.64%) LEMP Stack
4 2 (1.64%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (1.64%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.82%) J2EE
5 1 (0.82%) JSON
5 1 (0.82%) SAML
5 1 (0.82%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.20%) Linux Command Line
2 7 (5.74%) Data Centre
2 7 (5.74%) Greenfield Project
3 6 (4.92%) Fixed Income
4 4 (3.28%) Cloud Native
5 3 (2.46%) Clustering
6 2 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.64%) Fintech
6 2 (1.64%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.64%) NHS
7 1 (0.82%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.82%) Equities
7 1 (0.82%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.82%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.82%) Replication
7 1 (0.82%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 122 (100.00%) Unix
2 104 (85.25%) Linux
3 37 (30.33%) Solaris
4 31 (25.41%) AIX
5 26 (21.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 20 (16.39%) Windows
7 7 (5.74%) FreeBSD
7 7 (5.74%) Windows Server
8 5 (4.10%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 4 (3.28%) SUSE
10 3 (2.46%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.82%) CentOS
12 1 (0.82%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.82%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (34.43%) DevOps
2 25 (20.49%) Migration
3 20 (16.39%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (14.75%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (9.84%) Configuration Management
6 11 (9.02%) Change Control
7 10 (8.20%) OO
8 9 (7.38%) Web Operations
9 8 (6.56%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (6.56%) Load Balancing
9 8 (6.56%) Open Source
10 7 (5.74%) ITIL
11 6 (4.92%) Digital Marketing
11 6 (4.92%) Programme Management
12 5 (4.10%) Change Management
12 5 (4.10%) Mentoring
12 5 (4.10%) Microservices
12 5 (4.10%) Performance Tuning
12 5 (4.10%) Test Automation
13 4 (3.28%) Build Automation
Programming Languages
1 50 (40.98%) Python
2 30 (24.59%) Perl
3 22 (18.03%) Java
4 16 (13.11%) SQL
5 15 (12.30%) Bash Shell
6 12 (9.84%) Shell Script
7 7 (5.74%) Ruby
7 7 (5.74%) tcsh
8 5 (4.10%) PowerShell
9 3 (2.46%) Bourne shell
9 3 (2.46%) C-shell
9 3 (2.46%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.64%) JavaScript
10 2 (1.64%) Scala
10 2 (1.64%) sed
10 2 (1.64%) Tcl
10 2 (1.64%) VBScript
11 1 (0.82%) Korn
11 1 (0.82%) PHP
11 1 (0.82%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 33 (27.05%) Security Cleared
2 27 (22.13%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.92%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.82%) CCNA
4 1 (0.82%) CCSA
4 1 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.82%) CISM
4 1 (0.82%) CISSP
4 1 (0.82%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.10%) MiFID
2 2 (1.64%) Dodd-Frank
2 2 (1.64%) EMIR
3 1 (0.82%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.82%) QA
System Software
1 13 (10.66%) Docker
2 8 (6.56%) Samba
3 6 (4.92%) Active Directory
3 6 (4.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (3.28%) Snort
5 3 (2.46%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.64%) GPFS
6 2 (1.64%) NFS
6 2 (1.64%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.82%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.82%) SRDF
7 1 (0.82%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (0.82%) Veritas File System
7 1 (0.82%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (0.82%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 55 (45.08%) Puppet
2 38 (31.15%) Ansible
3 14 (11.48%) Terraform
4 10 (8.20%) BladeLogic
5 8 (6.56%) Nagios
6 6 (4.92%) Kibana
6 6 (4.92%) logstash
6 6 (4.92%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (4.92%) Oracle ZFS
7 4 (3.28%) SmokePing
8 3 (2.46%) Rancher
8 3 (2.46%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 3 (2.46%) ZABBIX
9 2 (1.64%) Dollar Universe
9 2 (1.64%) Grafana
9 2 (1.64%) HAProxy
9 2 (1.64%) Kubernetes
10 1 (0.82%) Consul
10 1 (0.82%) OpenNMS
10 1 (0.82%) yum
Vendors
1 32 (26.23%) Oracle
2 28 (22.95%) Red Hat
3 27 (22.13%) IBM
4 14 (11.48%) VMware
5 9 (7.38%) Atlassian
6 8 (6.56%) BMC
7 7 (5.74%) SAP
7 7 (5.74%) Splunk
8 6 (4.92%) Google
9 4 (3.28%) Sun
10 3 (2.46%) TIBCO
11 2 (1.64%) F5
11 2 (1.64%) Sybase
12 1 (0.82%) Apple
12 1 (0.82%) EMC
12 1 (0.82%) HP
12 1 (0.82%) Microsoft
12 1 (0.82%) NetApp
12 1 (0.82%) SolarWinds
12 1 (0.82%) Veritas
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