The median contractor rate for a Unix Systems Engineer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 25 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 System Engineer
England / London
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 404 438 417
Rank change year-on-year +34 -21  
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Systems Engineer 8 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.040% 0.013% 0.035%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.042% 0.014% 0.037%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 7
Median daily rate £500 £600 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +41.17%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £500 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £640 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £375 £440
% change year-on-year -13.33% -14.77%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Median hourly rate £44.25 - £22.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 19121 21935 21488
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.65% 94.96% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 13630 15856 14749
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 £312 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 244 256 384
Median hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.14% -7.89%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.60
% change year-on-year -2.77% +8.43%  

Unix Systems Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 3 months to 25 April 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 3 months to 25 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 - 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 25 April 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 21 (100.00%) Unix
2 18 (85.71%) Python
3 15 (71.43%) SQL
4 12 (57.14%) Perl
5 11 (52.38%) FreeBSD
5 11 (52.38%) Nagios
5 11 (52.38%) Samba
5 11 (52.38%) tcsh
6 10 (47.62%) Linux Command Line
6 10 (47.62%) Linux
6 10 (47.62%) Finance
7 9 (42.86%) Oracle ZFS
8 8 (38.10%) Change Control
8 8 (38.10%) SC Cleared
8 8 (38.10%) Security Cleared
8 8 (38.10%) PostgreSQL
8 8 (38.10%) VMware
8 8 (38.10%) TCP/IP
9 7 (33.33%) Configuration Management
9 7 (33.33%) SNMP
9 7 (33.33%) Snort
9 7 (33.33%) Ruby
9 7 (33.33%) Puppet
9 7 (33.33%) Multicast
9 7 (33.33%) SmokePing
9 7 (33.33%) Ansible
9 7 (33.33%) Open Source
9 7 (33.33%) SDLC
9 7 (33.33%) Elasticsearch
9 7 (33.33%) logstash

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 7 (33.33%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (19.05%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 5 (23.81%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (19.05%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (38.10%) TCP/IP
2 7 (33.33%) Multicast
2 7 (33.33%) SNMP
3 1 (4.76%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (4.76%) DNS
3 1 (4.76%) FIX Connectivity
3 1 (4.76%) LDAP
3 1 (4.76%) NAS
3 1 (4.76%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (38.10%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Git (software)
1 3 (14.29%) Jenkins
General
1 10 (47.62%) Finance
2 3 (14.29%) Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (33.33%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (4.76%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 10 (47.62%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (9.52%) RIA
3 1 (4.76%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.76%) Equities
3 1 (4.76%) Replication
3 1 (4.76%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 21 (100.00%) Unix
2 11 (52.38%) FreeBSD
3 10 (47.62%) Linux
4 6 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (23.81%) CentOS
6 1 (4.76%) AIX
6 1 (4.76%) Solaris
6 1 (4.76%) SUSE
6 1 (4.76%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 1 (4.76%) VMS
6 1 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) Change Control
2 7 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 7 (33.33%) Open Source
2 7 (33.33%) SDLC
3 4 (19.05%) Low Latency
4 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (14.29%) E-Commerce
5 1 (4.76%) Change Management
5 1 (4.76%) Data Security
5 1 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (4.76%) Security Management
5 1 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (85.71%) Python
2 15 (71.43%) SQL
3 12 (57.14%) Perl
4 11 (52.38%) tcsh
5 7 (33.33%) Ruby
6 3 (14.29%) Bash Shell
6 3 (14.29%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (38.10%) SC Cleared
1 8 (38.10%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.76%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 11 (52.38%) Samba
2 7 (33.33%) Snort
3 4 (19.05%) Docker
4 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (4.76%) NFS
5 1 (4.76%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (4.76%) SRDF
5 1 (4.76%) Veritas File System
5 1 (4.76%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 11 (52.38%) Nagios
2 9 (42.86%) Oracle ZFS
3 7 (33.33%) Ansible
3 7 (33.33%) Kibana
3 7 (33.33%) logstash
3 7 (33.33%) Puppet
3 7 (33.33%) SmokePing
4 4 (19.05%) OpenNMS
4 4 (19.05%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (19.05%) Zenoss
5 1 (4.76%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 8 (38.10%) VMware
2 4 (19.05%) Splunk
2 4 (19.05%) TIBCO
3 2 (9.52%) Red Hat
4 1 (4.76%) Cisco
4 1 (4.76%) EMC
4 1 (4.76%) IBM
4 1 (4.76%) NetApp
4 1 (4.76%) Oracle
4 1 (4.76%) Sun
4 1 (4.76%) Veritas