Period
to 21 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Unix Systems Engineer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 21 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 System Engineer
England > London
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 620 575 579
Rank change year-on-year -45 +4 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Systems Engineer 15 17 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.033% 0.041% 0.029%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.035% 0.043% 0.031%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 6
London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £475 £411 £357
90th Percentile £625 £675 £574
England median daily rate £525 £475 £413
% change year-on-year +10.53% +15.15% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 0
London median hourly rate - £47.00 -
England median hourly rate - £47.00 -

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 43,386 39,404 42,009
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.73% 94.97% 95.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,575 28,077 29,634
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 562 557 648
London median hourly rate £19.50 £20.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.88% +7.89% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.82 £11.17
90th Percentile £47.83 £51.25 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.44 £18.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -0.34% - +12.12%

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 21 January 2018.

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 21 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 -15 3 £500 +11.11%
Unix Systems Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 15 (100.00%) Unix
2 13 (86.67%) Solaris
2 13 (86.67%) Linux
3 12 (80.00%) SAN
4 7 (46.67%) Red Hat
4 7 (46.67%) Puppet
5 6 (40.00%) Security Cleared
5 6 (40.00%) Migration
5 6 (40.00%) Firewall
5 6 (40.00%) DNS
5 6 (40.00%) IBM
5 6 (40.00%) Windows
5 6 (40.00%) AIX
5 6 (40.00%) Oracle
6 5 (33.33%) Sun
6 5 (33.33%) HP
6 5 (33.33%) Symantec
6 5 (33.33%) NetBackup
6 5 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (33.33%) NAS
6 5 (33.33%) Fibre Channel
6 5 (33.33%) Oracle Database
6 5 (33.33%) Data Centre
7 4 (26.67%) EMC VMAX
7 4 (26.67%) DevOps
7 4 (26.67%) Kalman Filter
7 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
7 4 (26.67%) iptables
7 4 (26.67%) tcpdump
7 4 (26.67%) snoop

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 4 (26.67%) Apache
1 4 (26.67%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 12 (80.00%) SAN
2 6 (40.00%) DNS
2 6 (40.00%) Firewall
3 5 (33.33%) Fibre Channel
3 5 (33.33%) NAS
4 4 (26.67%) DHCP
4 4 (26.67%) HTTP
4 4 (26.67%) SMTP
4 4 (26.67%) snoop
4 4 (26.67%) TCP/IP
4 4 (26.67%) tcpdump
4 4 (26.67%) Wireshark
5 2 (13.33%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
1 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (13.33%) Banking
2 2 (13.33%) Electronics
2 2 (13.33%) Manufacturing
2 2 (13.33%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 4 (26.67%) EMC VMAX
Operating Systems
1 15 (100.00%) Unix
2 13 (86.67%) Linux
2 13 (86.67%) Solaris
3 6 (40.00%) AIX
3 6 (40.00%) Windows
4 5 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (6.67%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Migration
2 4 (26.67%) Change Management
2 4 (26.67%) DevOps
2 4 (26.67%) Kalman Filter
2 4 (26.67%) Load Balancing
2 4 (26.67%) Open Source
3 3 (20.00%) Time Management
4 2 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (13.33%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (13.33%) Digital Marketing
4 2 (13.33%) Programme Management
4 2 (13.33%) Web Operations
5 1 (6.67%) Break/Fix
5 1 (6.67%) Line Management
5 1 (6.67%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (6.67%) Portfolio Management
5 1 (6.67%) Resource Allocation
5 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
5 1 (6.67%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) Python
1 2 (13.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
1 4 (26.67%) iptables
2 2 (13.33%) NFS
2 2 (13.33%) Samba
2 2 (13.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 7 (46.67%) Puppet
2 5 (33.33%) NetBackup
3 4 (26.67%) Backup Exec
4 2 (13.33%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Red Hat
2 6 (40.00%) IBM
2 6 (40.00%) Oracle
3 5 (33.33%) HP
3 5 (33.33%) Sun
3 5 (33.33%) Symantec
4 4 (26.67%) EMC
5 2 (13.33%) CyberArk
5 2 (13.33%) SAP
5 2 (13.33%) Veritas
5 2 (13.33%) VMware
6 1 (6.67%) Brocade
6 1 (6.67%) Hitachi
6 1 (6.67%) Sybase