Period
to 18 December 2017

The median contractor rate for a Unix Engineer was £330 per day in advertised job vacancies in Newcastle upon Tyne during the 6 months to 18 December 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
Tyne and Wear > Newcastle upon Tyne
6 months to
18 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 102 112
Rank change year-on-year +47 +10 -34
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Engineer 32 47 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 3.64% 2.27% 0.069%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.83% 2.47% 0.074%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 31 1
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £330 £295 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.86% - +7.27%
10th Percentile £305 £238 £288
90th Percentile £416 £380 £303
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £330 £295 £295
% change year-on-year +11.86% - +7.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Newcastle upon Tyne median hourly rate - £20.00 -
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate - £20.00 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne. 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
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract vacancies in Newcastle upon Tyne with a recognized job title 835 1904 1359
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.99% 91.85% 93.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 600 1396 889
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £398 £350 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.57% -14.63% +9.33%
10th Percentile £250 £229 £256
90th Percentile £563 £525 £588
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £390 £350 £400
% change year-on-year +11.43% -12.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 79 66
Newcastle upon Tyne median hourly rate £17.10 £26.50 £22.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.47% +19.50% +33.99%
10th Percentile £10.00 £11.95 £10.75
90th Percentile £48.66 £29.95 £36.63
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £14.81 £26.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -44.11% +32.50% +25.00%

Unix Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Job postings that featured Unix Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Job vacancy trend for Unix Engineer in Newcastle upon Tyne

Unix Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unix Engineer in Newcastle upon Tyne

Unix Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unix Engineer in Newcastle upon Tyne over the 6 months to 18 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unix Engineer in Newcastle upon Tyne

Unix Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 Newcastle upon Tyne region featuring Unix Engineer in the job title.

1 32 (100.00%) Unix
2 28 (87.50%) Linux
2 28 (87.50%) Oracle
3 25 (78.13%) Solaris
4 24 (75.00%) WebLogic
4 24 (75.00%) JBoss
4 24 (75.00%) Sun
4 24 (75.00%) Red Hat
5 23 (71.88%) Security Cleared
6 22 (68.75%) AIX
7 20 (62.50%) HPUX
7 20 (62.50%) J2EE
7 20 (62.50%) Apache
7 20 (62.50%) Tomcat
7 20 (62.50%) iPlanet
7 20 (62.50%) Firewall
8 19 (59.38%) SUSE
8 19 (59.38%) TCP/IP
8 19 (59.38%) Perl
8 19 (59.38%) SC Cleared
8 19 (59.38%) Korn
9 18 (56.25%) High Availability
9 18 (56.25%) Clustering
9 18 (56.25%) Oracle Application Server
10 17 (53.13%) ITIL
11 15 (46.88%) Cisco
11 15 (46.88%) F5
11 15 (46.88%) Load Balancing
12 14 (43.75%) Veritas
13 13 (40.63%) DNS

Unix Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne 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 24 (75.00%) JBoss
1 24 (75.00%) WebLogic
2 20 (62.50%) Apache
2 20 (62.50%) iPlanet
2 20 (62.50%) Tomcat
3 18 (56.25%) Oracle Application Server
4 4 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (12.50%) MQSeries
4 4 (12.50%) OpenStack
4 4 (12.50%) SharePoint
4 4 (12.50%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (3.13%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (31.25%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 4 (12.50%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 20 (62.50%) Firewall
2 19 (59.38%) TCP/IP
3 13 (40.63%) DNS
4 7 (21.88%) LDAP
4 7 (21.88%) SAN
5 6 (18.75%) FCoE
5 6 (18.75%) iSCSI
6 4 (12.50%) NAS
6 4 (12.50%) SSH
6 4 (12.50%) WAN
7 3 (9.38%) OpenLDAP
8 1 (3.13%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (6.25%) RDBMS
2 2 (6.25%) Relational Database
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (62.50%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 18 (56.25%) Clustering
2 12 (37.50%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.25%) Grid Computing
4 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 32 (100.00%) Unix
2 28 (87.50%) Linux
3 25 (78.13%) Solaris
4 22 (68.75%) AIX
5 20 (62.50%) HPUX
6 19 (59.38%) SUSE
7 7 (21.88%) Windows
8 5 (15.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (9.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (56.25%) High Availability
2 17 (53.13%) ITIL
3 15 (46.88%) Load Balancing
4 9 (28.13%) Unit Testing
5 6 (18.75%) Procure-to-Pay
6 4 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (12.50%) ERP
7 3 (9.38%) DevOps
7 3 (9.38%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 3 (9.38%) Requirements Management
7 3 (9.38%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (3.13%) Coaching
8 1 (3.13%) Mentoring
8 1 (3.13%) Migration
8 1 (3.13%) OO
8 1 (3.13%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 19 (59.38%) Korn
1 19 (59.38%) Perl
2 12 (37.50%) Bash Shell
2 12 (37.50%) C-shell
3 9 (28.13%) Shell Script
4 4 (12.50%) Python
4 4 (12.50%) SQL
5 3 (9.38%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (71.88%) Security Cleared
2 19 (59.38%) SC Cleared
3 4 (12.50%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 10 (31.25%) Hyper-V
1 10 (31.25%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 10 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (28.13%) Samba
3 8 (25.00%) KVM
4 4 (12.50%) NFS
4 4 (12.50%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (12.50%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 4 (12.50%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (9.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (12.50%) OpenView
2 1 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.13%) Puppet
Vendors
1 28 (87.50%) Oracle
2 24 (75.00%) Red Hat
2 24 (75.00%) Sun
3 15 (46.88%) Cisco
3 15 (46.88%) F5
4 14 (43.75%) Veritas
5 10 (31.25%) PlateSpin
5 10 (31.25%) VMware
6 9 (28.13%) HP
7 4 (12.50%) Cognos
7 4 (12.50%) Opsware
7 4 (12.50%) SAP
8 2 (6.25%) Borland
9 1 (3.13%) IBM
9 1 (3.13%) Remedy