Period
to 19 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Unix Engineer was £505 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 19 January 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
England > London
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 550 466 497
Rank change year-on-year -84 +31 +26
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Engineer 78 129 101
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.17% 0.31% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.32% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 90 55
London median daily rate £505 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.32% +18.75% -11.11%
10th Percentile £413 £375 £328
90th Percentile £625 £675 £600
England median daily rate £450 £418 £400
% change year-on-year +7.78% +4.38% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 0
London median hourly rate - £47.00 -
England median hourly rate - £47.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year - +34.29% +12.36%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 44,032 39,796 42,092
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 95.01% 95.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 32,029 28,359 29,670
London median daily rate £500 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.53% +3.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £275
90th Percentile £670 £644 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 569 557 647
London median hourly rate £19.50 £20.28 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.82% +6.71% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.77 £11.17
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.05 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.10 £18.39 £18.50
% change year-on-year -1.55% -0.61% +12.12%

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 19 January 2018.

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 19 January 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
Central London -37 21 £500 -21.57% 2
South London -40 3 £415 -
Unix Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 78 (100.00%) Unix
2 68 (87.18%) Linux
3 32 (41.03%) Finance
4 27 (34.62%) Python
5 24 (30.77%) Red Hat
6 22 (28.21%) Puppet
7 21 (26.92%) Solaris
7 21 (26.92%) DevOps
8 20 (25.64%) Banking
9 19 (24.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 18 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
11 17 (21.79%) Ansible
12 16 (20.51%) Windows
13 15 (19.23%) Perl
13 15 (19.23%) Oracle
14 14 (17.95%) Migration
14 14 (17.95%) SAN
14 14 (17.95%) IBM
15 13 (16.67%) HP
15 13 (16.67%) Security Cleared
15 13 (16.67%) Open Source
16 12 (15.38%) Bash Shell
16 12 (15.38%) Data Centre
17 10 (12.82%) Java
17 10 (12.82%) Firewall
17 10 (12.82%) Nagios
18 9 (11.54%) Tomcat
18 9 (11.54%) DNS
18 9 (11.54%) Ruby
18 9 (11.54%) JIRA

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 9 (11.54%) Tomcat
2 6 (7.69%) Apache
3 5 (6.41%) OpenStack
4 4 (5.13%) Confluence
4 4 (5.13%) SAS
5 3 (3.85%) JBoss
5 3 (3.85%) MQSeries
5 3 (3.85%) WebSphere
6 2 (2.56%) IIS
6 2 (2.56%) nginx
7 1 (1.28%) Apache Pig
7 1 (1.28%) Apache Solr
7 1 (1.28%) Apache Spark
7 1 (1.28%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (1.28%) MS Exchange
7 1 (1.28%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 1 (1.28%) HipChat
Cloud Services
1 18 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.56%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (2.56%) BrowserStack
2 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.56%) PaaS
2 2 (2.56%) Sauce Labs
3 1 (1.28%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.28%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 14 (17.95%) SAN
2 10 (12.82%) Firewall
3 9 (11.54%) DNS
4 6 (7.69%) DHCP
4 6 (7.69%) Fibre Channel
5 5 (6.41%) HTTP
5 5 (6.41%) NAS
5 5 (6.41%) TCP/IP
5 5 (6.41%) tcpdump
5 5 (6.41%) Wireshark
6 4 (5.13%) SMTP
6 4 (5.13%) snoop
7 3 (3.85%) PuTTY
7 3 (3.85%) WinSCP
8 2 (2.56%) BIG-IP
8 2 (2.56%) FIX Connectivity
8 2 (2.56%) Intranet
8 2 (2.56%) SSL
9 1 (1.28%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.97%) Oracle Database
2 5 (6.41%) MongoDB
2 5 (6.41%) MySQL
3 4 (5.13%) Redis
3 4 (5.13%) SQL Server
4 3 (3.85%) NoSQL
4 3 (3.85%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.85%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 2 (2.56%) Big Data
5 2 (2.56%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.28%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.28%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.28%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.28%) DB2
6 1 (1.28%) Impala
6 1 (1.28%) MarkLogic
6 1 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.28%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.28%) Riak
Development Applications
1 9 (11.54%) JIRA
2 6 (7.69%) Git (software)
2 6 (7.69%) Jenkins
3 5 (6.41%) Maven
4 4 (5.13%) JMeter
4 4 (5.13%) TeamCity
5 3 (3.85%) Toad
6 2 (2.56%) Appium
6 2 (2.56%) Bitbucket
6 2 (2.56%) Cucumber
6 2 (2.56%) Gradle
6 2 (2.56%) JBehave
6 2 (2.56%) JUnit
6 2 (2.56%) Selenium
6 2 (2.56%) Subversion
6 2 (2.56%) TestNG
6 2 (2.56%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.28%) Ant
7 1 (1.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (1.28%) ClearCase
General
1 32 (41.03%) Finance
2 20 (25.64%) Banking
3 7 (8.97%) Investment Banking
4 3 (3.85%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.56%) Electronics
5 2 (2.56%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.56%) Marketing
6 1 (1.28%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.28%) Front Office
6 1 (1.28%) Hindi Language
6 1 (1.28%) Japanese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.97%) Web Services
2 4 (5.13%) Middleware
3 3 (3.85%) .NET
3 3 (3.85%) HTML
3 3 (3.85%) Spring
3 3 (3.85%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (2.56%) FIX Protocol
4 2 (2.56%) JDBC
4 2 (2.56%) LDAP
4 2 (2.56%) Node.js
4 2 (2.56%) PicoContainer
4 2 (2.56%) REST
4 2 (2.56%) RESTful
5 1 (1.28%) boto
5 1 (1.28%) Hibernate
5 1 (1.28%) J2EE
5 1 (1.28%) JMS
5 1 (1.28%) Kafka
5 1 (1.28%) Lucene
5 1 (1.28%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 7 (8.97%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.41%) Hedge funds
4 4 (5.13%) EMC VMAX
5 2 (2.56%) User Experience
6 1 (1.28%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.28%) Cloud Native
6 1 (1.28%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (1.28%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.28%) Replication
6 1 (1.28%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 78 (100.00%) Unix
2 68 (87.18%) Linux
3 21 (26.92%) Solaris
4 19 (24.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (20.51%) Windows
6 8 (10.26%) AIX
7 4 (5.13%) SmartOS
8 3 (3.85%) SUSE
8 3 (3.85%) Windows Server
9 1 (1.28%) CentOS
9 1 (1.28%) HPUX
9 1 (1.28%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.28%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (26.92%) DevOps
2 14 (17.95%) Migration
3 13 (16.67%) Open Source
4 9 (11.54%) Server Building
5 8 (10.26%) Continuous Delivery
6 7 (8.97%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (8.97%) Configuration Management
6 7 (8.97%) Investment Management
6 7 (8.97%) Load Balancing
7 6 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (6.41%) Change Management
8 5 (6.41%) Compatibility Testing
8 5 (6.41%) Dependency Management
9 4 (5.13%) Kalman Filter
9 4 (5.13%) Scrum
10 3 (3.85%) ITIL
10 3 (3.85%) Performance Monitoring
10 3 (3.85%) Problem Management
10 3 (3.85%) Risk Management
10 3 (3.85%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (34.62%) Python
2 15 (19.23%) Perl
3 12 (15.38%) Bash Shell
4 10 (12.82%) Java
5 9 (11.54%) Ruby
6 8 (10.26%) SQL
7 7 (8.97%) JavaScript
7 7 (8.97%) Shell Script
8 4 (5.13%) C++
8 4 (5.13%) Groovy
8 4 (5.13%) PHP
9 2 (2.56%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.28%) C#
10 1 (1.28%) Go
10 1 (1.28%) Jython
10 1 (1.28%) R
10 1 (1.28%) Scala
Qualifications
1 13 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 7 (8.97%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.85%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.56%) Sun Certification
5 1 (1.28%) RHCA
5 1 (1.28%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.13%) QA
2 1 (1.28%) GCP
2 1 (1.28%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.41%) Docker
3 4 (5.13%) iptables
3 4 (5.13%) NFS
4 2 (2.56%) Samba
4 2 (2.56%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 2 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.28%) HDFS
5 1 (1.28%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 1 (1.28%) vCloud
5 1 (1.28%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 22 (28.21%) Puppet
2 17 (21.79%) Ansible
3 10 (12.82%) Nagios
4 7 (8.97%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (6.41%) NetBackup
6 4 (5.13%) Backup Exec
6 4 (5.13%) ITRS Geneos
7 3 (3.85%) BladeLogic
7 3 (3.85%) Rancher
8 1 (1.28%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (1.28%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (1.28%) Kubernetes
8 1 (1.28%) Mesos
8 1 (1.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (1.28%) Terraform
8 1 (1.28%) Tivoli
8 1 (1.28%) vCenter Server
8 1 (1.28%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 24 (30.77%) Red Hat
2 15 (19.23%) Oracle
3 14 (17.95%) IBM
4 13 (16.67%) HP
5 5 (6.41%) ArcSight
5 5 (6.41%) Sun
5 5 (6.41%) Symantec
5 5 (6.41%) VMware
6 4 (5.13%) Atlassian
6 4 (5.13%) EMC
6 4 (5.13%) Splunk
7 3 (3.85%) F5
7 3 (3.85%) Microsoft
8 2 (2.56%) CyberArk
8 2 (2.56%) SaltStack
8 2 (2.56%) SAP
8 2 (2.56%) Sybase
8 2 (2.56%) Veritas
9 1 (1.28%) BMC
9 1 (1.28%) Hitachi