The median contractor rate for a Unix Engineer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 27 April 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
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 365 381 390
Rank change year-on-year +16 +9  
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Engineer 46 61 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.23% 0.26% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.28% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 55 32
Median daily rate £550 £500 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £335 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £548
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £340 £375
% change year-on-year +39.70% -9.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 1
Median hourly rate £47.00 - £22.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £30.00

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 19186 21880 21155
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.69% 94.97% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 13688 15808 14517
Median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £391 £375
% change year-on-year +2.43% +4.13%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 234 249 378
Median hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.14% -6.41%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.72
% change year-on-year - +4.66%  

Unix Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London that featured Unix Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 27 April 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 3 months to 27 April 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
New Malden - 7 - -
City of London -7 6 £650 +4.00% 3
Canary Wharf - 4 £550 -
Chessington - 1 - -
Paddington - 1 £350 -
Unix Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 April 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.

1 127 (100.00%) Unix
2 99 (77.95%) Linux
3 65 (51.18%) Python
4 53 (41.73%) Perl
5 52 (40.94%) Red Hat
5 52 (40.94%) Finance
6 44 (34.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 43 (33.86%) Puppet
8 38 (29.92%) Ansible
9 36 (28.35%) Banking
10 34 (26.77%) Bash Shell
11 32 (25.20%) DevOps
12 29 (22.83%) Agile Software Development
12 29 (22.83%) Configuration Management
13 28 (22.05%) Solaris
14 25 (19.69%) Shell Script
15 24 (18.90%) VMware
15 24 (18.90%) SQL
16 23 (18.11%) Continuous Integration
16 23 (18.11%) Amazon AWS
17 20 (15.75%) Java
18 18 (14.17%) Nagios
19 17 (13.39%) Atlassian
20 16 (12.60%) Security Cleared
20 16 (12.60%) SAN
20 16 (12.60%) Jenkins
21 15 (11.81%) Change Control
21 15 (11.81%) Oracle ZFS
21 15 (11.81%) Oracle
21 15 (11.81%) VMware Infrastructure

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 10 (7.87%) Elasticsearch
2 8 (6.30%) OpenStack
3 6 (4.72%) Confluence
4 5 (3.94%) WebSphere
4 5 (3.94%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (2.36%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.57%) Apache
7 1 (0.79%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.79%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (0.79%) JBoss
7 1 (0.79%) nginx
7 1 (0.79%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 1 (0.79%) HipChat
Cloud Services
1 23 (18.11%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (6.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (5.51%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (3.15%) Slack
5 1 (0.79%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 16 (12.60%) SAN
2 14 (11.02%) TCP/IP
3 10 (7.87%) DNS
3 10 (7.87%) LDAP
3 10 (7.87%) Multicast
3 10 (7.87%) SNMP
4 5 (3.94%) Firewall
4 5 (3.94%) SSL
5 3 (2.36%) HTTP
6 2 (1.57%) NAS
7 1 (0.79%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (0.79%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (0.79%) DHCP
7 1 (0.79%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.79%) FIX Connectivity
7 1 (0.79%) FTP
7 1 (0.79%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.79%) NX-OS
7 1 (0.79%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (10.24%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (7.09%) DB2
3 6 (4.72%) MySQL
4 5 (3.94%) MongoDB
5 4 (3.15%) Oracle Database
5 4 (3.15%) Redis
5 4 (3.15%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.36%) SQL Server
7 2 (1.57%) Big Data
7 2 (1.57%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (1.57%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.79%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 16 (12.60%) Jenkins
2 12 (9.45%) Git (software)
3 9 (7.09%) Sonatype Nexus
4 8 (6.30%) JIRA
5 7 (5.51%) Selenium
5 7 (5.51%) Subversion
6 5 (3.94%) Vagrant
7 4 (3.15%) Bitbucket
8 3 (2.36%) Ant
8 3 (2.36%) Concordion
8 3 (2.36%) Cucumber
8 3 (2.36%) JBehave
8 3 (2.36%) JUnit
8 3 (2.36%) Maven
9 2 (1.57%) GitLab
9 2 (1.57%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.79%) Artifactory
10 1 (0.79%) Introscope
10 1 (0.79%) MSI
10 1 (0.79%) SonarQube
General
1 52 (40.94%) Finance
2 36 (28.35%) Banking
3 9 (7.09%) Investment Banking
4 7 (5.51%) Retail
5 1 (0.79%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (8.66%) Elastic Stack
2 6 (4.72%) Middleware
3 3 (2.36%) LAMP
4 2 (1.57%) FIX Protocol
4 2 (1.57%) Flash
4 2 (1.57%) Regular Expression
4 2 (1.57%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.79%) J2EE
5 1 (0.79%) LAPP Stack
5 1 (0.79%) LEMP Stack
5 1 (0.79%) Node.js
5 1 (0.79%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.79%) SAML
5 1 (0.79%) Sensu
5 1 (0.79%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.02%) Linux Command Line
2 3 (2.36%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.36%) Cloud Native
2 3 (2.36%) Clustering
3 2 (1.57%) Algorithms
3 2 (1.57%) Fintech
3 2 (1.57%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.57%) Market Risk
3 2 (1.57%) NHS
3 2 (1.57%) Public Cloud
3 2 (1.57%) RIA
3 2 (1.57%) Symmetrix
4 1 (0.79%) CLARiiON
4 1 (0.79%) Data Centre
4 1 (0.79%) EMC VNX
4 1 (0.79%) Equities
4 1 (0.79%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (0.79%) Replication
4 1 (0.79%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 127 (100.00%) Unix
2 99 (77.95%) Linux
3 44 (34.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 28 (22.05%) Solaris
5 14 (11.02%) FreeBSD
6 13 (10.24%) AIX
7 12 (9.45%) SUSE
7 12 (9.45%) Windows
8 11 (8.66%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 9 (7.09%) Oracle Linux
10 5 (3.94%) CentOS
10 5 (3.94%) Windows Server
11 4 (3.15%) SmartOS
12 1 (0.79%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.79%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (25.20%) DevOps
2 29 (22.83%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (22.83%) Configuration Management
3 23 (18.11%) Continuous Integration
4 15 (11.81%) Change Control
5 14 (11.02%) Open Source
6 11 (8.66%) ITIL
7 9 (7.09%) SDLC
8 8 (6.30%) Build Automation
8 8 (6.30%) Change Management
9 7 (5.51%) Continuous Delivery
9 7 (5.51%) ITIL V3
9 7 (5.51%) Low Latency
10 6 (4.72%) ITSM
10 6 (4.72%) Service Management
11 5 (3.94%) High Availability
11 5 (3.94%) Mentoring
11 5 (3.94%) Migration
11 5 (3.94%) Performance Optimisation
11 5 (3.94%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 65 (51.18%) Python
2 53 (41.73%) Perl
3 34 (26.77%) Bash Shell
4 25 (19.69%) Shell Script
5 24 (18.90%) SQL
6 20 (15.75%) Java
7 14 (11.02%) tcsh
8 13 (10.24%) Ruby
9 7 (5.51%) Bourne shell
9 7 (5.51%) C-shell
10 4 (3.15%) C++
10 4 (3.15%) Groovy
10 4 (3.15%) Korn
10 4 (3.15%) PHP
10 4 (3.15%) PowerShell
11 3 (2.36%) SystemTap
12 2 (1.57%) Jython
12 2 (1.57%) VBA
13 1 (0.79%) Scala
13 1 (0.79%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (12.60%) Security Cleared
2 15 (11.81%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.15%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.15%) Data Quality
1 4 (3.15%) MiFID
2 3 (2.36%) Dodd-Frank
2 3 (2.36%) EMIR
3 2 (1.57%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.57%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.79%) QA
System Software
1 15 (11.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (11.02%) Samba
3 10 (7.87%) Snort
3 10 (7.87%) Virtual Machines
4 8 (6.30%) Docker
4 8 (6.30%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 6 (4.72%) Active Directory
6 5 (3.94%) KVM
6 5 (3.94%) NFS
7 4 (3.15%) VirtualBox
8 3 (2.36%) GPFS
8 3 (2.36%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (2.36%) vSphere
9 1 (0.79%) LXC
9 1 (0.79%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.79%) SRDF
9 1 (0.79%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 1 (0.79%) Veritas File System
9 1 (0.79%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 43 (33.86%) Puppet
2 38 (29.92%) Ansible
3 18 (14.17%) Nagios
4 15 (11.81%) Oracle ZFS
5 14 (11.02%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (8.66%) Kibana
6 11 (8.66%) logstash
7 10 (7.87%) SmokePing
8 9 (7.09%) Red Hat Satellite
9 8 (6.30%) Zenoss
10 5 (3.94%) BladeLogic
10 5 (3.94%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 4 (3.15%) OpenNMS
12 3 (2.36%) Terraform
13 2 (1.57%) Dollar Universe
13 2 (1.57%) yum
13 2 (1.57%) ZABBIX
14 1 (0.79%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 1 (0.79%) Tivoli
14 1 (0.79%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 52 (40.94%) Red Hat
2 24 (18.90%) VMware
3 17 (13.39%) Atlassian
4 15 (11.81%) Oracle
5 12 (9.45%) HP
5 12 (9.45%) IBM
5 12 (9.45%) Veritas
6 9 (7.09%) Sun
7 7 (5.51%) Splunk
8 6 (4.72%) NetApp
8 6 (4.72%) TIBCO
9 5 (3.94%) Google
10 4 (3.15%) Cisco
10 4 (3.15%) SolarWinds
11 2 (1.57%) Algorithmics
11 2 (1.57%) EMC
11 2 (1.57%) Microsoft
11 2 (1.57%) Perforce
11 2 (1.57%) Sybase
12 1 (0.79%) Ab Initio
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