Period
to 20 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Unix Systems Engineer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 20 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 System Engineer
England > London
6 months to
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 550 612 590
Rank change year-on-year +62 -22 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Systems Engineer 31 8 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.074% 0.018% 0.022%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.078% 0.019% 0.023%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 7 7
London median daily rate £500 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% +17.24%
10th Percentile £414 £408 £357
90th Percentile £553 £620 £478
England median daily rate £475 £413 £425
% change year-on-year +15.15% -2.94% +21.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
London median hourly rate £44.25 - £22.83
10th Percentile £41.75 - £22.37
90th Percentile £47.35 - £23.29
England median hourly rate £43.50 - £22.83

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 39666 43132 43677
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.97% 95.12% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28223 31046 30342
London median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £305 £288 £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 505 489 764
London median hourly rate £21.25 £19.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.84% -2.56% +11.43%
10th Percentile £12.50 £10.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £46.75 £53.18
England median hourly rate £18.46 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.84% +8.57% +2.94%

Unix Systems Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Unix Systems Engineer in London

Unix Systems Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unix Systems Engineer in London

Unix Systems Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unix Systems Engineer in London over the 6 months to 20 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unix Systems Engineer in London

Unix Systems 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 Systems Engineer in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix Systems Engineer in London

Unix Systems 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 Systems Engineer within the London region over the 6 months to 20 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
New Malden - 4 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
Unix Systems Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 July 2017, Unix Systems 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 Systems Engineer in the job title.

1 31 (100.00%) Unix
2 27 (87.10%) Linux
3 24 (77.42%) Puppet
4 21 (67.74%) AIX
4 21 (67.74%) Solaris
4 21 (67.74%) IBM
5 20 (64.52%) SAN
5 20 (64.52%) Migration
5 20 (64.52%) Security Cleared
6 19 (61.29%) Firewall
6 19 (61.29%) Oracle
7 18 (58.06%) Oracle Database
7 18 (58.06%) SC Cleared
8 12 (38.71%) DevOps
9 11 (35.48%) Finance
10 6 (19.35%) Digital Marketing
10 6 (19.35%) Data Centre
10 6 (19.35%) Web Operations
10 6 (19.35%) Marketing
10 6 (19.35%) Programme Management
10 6 (19.35%) Manufacturing
10 6 (19.35%) Electronics
10 6 (19.35%) Telecoms
10 6 (19.35%) Python
10 6 (19.35%) SAP
10 6 (19.35%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (16.13%) Perl
11 5 (16.13%) SQL
11 5 (16.13%) Linux Command Line
12 4 (12.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Unix Systems 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 2 (6.45%) IIS
2 1 (3.23%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (3.23%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.90%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.45%) GitHub
3 1 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (3.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 20 (64.52%) SAN
2 19 (61.29%) Firewall
3 2 (6.45%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.23%) DNS
4 1 (3.23%) FIX Connectivity
4 1 (3.23%) LDAP
4 1 (3.23%) Multicast
4 1 (3.23%) NAS
4 1 (3.23%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (58.06%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
General
1 11 (35.48%) Finance
2 6 (19.35%) Electronics
2 6 (19.35%) Manufacturing
2 6 (19.35%) Marketing
2 6 (19.35%) Telecoms
3 2 (6.45%) Banking
4 1 (3.23%) Front Office
4 1 (3.23%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) .NET
2 1 (3.23%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (3.23%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 6 (19.35%) Data Centre
2 5 (16.13%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (3.23%) Equities
3 1 (3.23%) Replication
3 1 (3.23%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 31 (100.00%) Unix
2 27 (87.10%) Linux
3 21 (67.74%) AIX
3 21 (67.74%) Solaris
4 4 (12.90%) FreeBSD
4 4 (12.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (9.68%) Windows
6 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (3.23%) CentOS
7 1 (3.23%) SUSE
7 1 (3.23%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 1 (3.23%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (64.52%) Migration
2 12 (38.71%) DevOps
3 6 (19.35%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (19.35%) Digital Marketing
3 6 (19.35%) Programme Management
3 6 (19.35%) Web Operations
4 4 (12.90%) Change Control
5 3 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (6.45%) Coaching
6 2 (6.45%) Configuration Management
6 2 (6.45%) Low Latency
6 2 (6.45%) Mentoring
6 2 (6.45%) SDLC
7 1 (3.23%) Change Management
7 1 (3.23%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (3.23%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (3.23%) E-Commerce
7 1 (3.23%) Electronic Trading
7 1 (3.23%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 6 (19.35%) Python
2 5 (16.13%) Perl
2 5 (16.13%) SQL
3 4 (12.90%) tcsh
4 2 (6.45%) PowerShell
4 2 (6.45%) Ruby
4 2 (6.45%) VBScript
5 1 (3.23%) Bash Shell
5 1 (3.23%) PHP
Qualifications
1 20 (64.52%) Security Cleared
2 18 (58.06%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) MiFID
System Software
1 4 (12.90%) Samba
2 3 (9.68%) Docker
3 2 (6.45%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.23%) NFS
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (3.23%) Snort
4 1 (3.23%) SRDF
4 1 (3.23%) Veritas File System
4 1 (3.23%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 24 (77.42%) Puppet
2 4 (12.90%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (9.68%) Ansible
3 3 (9.68%) Oracle ZFS
4 2 (6.45%) Nagios
5 1 (3.23%) Kibana
5 1 (3.23%) logstash
5 1 (3.23%) OpenNMS
5 1 (3.23%) SmokePing
5 1 (3.23%) Terraform
5 1 (3.23%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 21 (67.74%) IBM
2 19 (61.29%) Oracle
3 6 (19.35%) SAP
4 4 (12.90%) VMware
5 3 (9.68%) Red Hat
6 1 (3.23%) EMC
6 1 (3.23%) NetApp
6 1 (3.23%) Splunk
6 1 (3.23%) Sun
6 1 (3.23%) TIBCO
6 1 (3.23%) Veritas