Period
to 2 April 2020

The median contractor rate for a Unix Engineer was £358 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North of England during the 6 months to 2 April 2020.

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 > North of England
6 months to
2 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 218 309 295
Rank change year-on-year +91 -14 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Engineer 18 15 22
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North of England 0.23% 0.13% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.13% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 12 20
Median daily rate £358 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.29% +6.06% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £257 £264
90th Percentile £469 £502 £500
England median daily rate £429 £490 £480
% change year-on-year -12.50% +2.08% +12.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North of England. 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
North of England
Contract vacancies in the North of England with a recognized job title 7,379 11,270 11,209
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.91% 95.35% 95.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,505 7,420 7,239
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £200 £254 £238
90th Percentile £600 £588 £563
England median daily rate £473 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -0.53% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 452 486 520
Median hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.00% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.13 £10.62
90th Percentile £51.65 £45.63 £47.50
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £18.70
% change year-on-year +6.95% - -

Unix Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North of England

Job postings that featured Unix Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the North of England.

Job vacancy trend for Unix Engineer in the North of England

Unix Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North of England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Unix Engineer in the North of England.

Daily rate trend for Unix Engineer in the North of England

Unix Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the North of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Unix Engineer in the North of England over the 6 months to 2 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Unix Engineer in the North of England

Unix Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North of England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Unix Engineer in the North of England.

Hourly rate trend for Unix Engineer in the North of England

Unix Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the North of England

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 North of England region over the 6 months to 2 April 2020. 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
North West +41 12 £360 -24.21% 4
Yorkshire +49 6 £325 -27.78%
Unix Engineer
England

Unix Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North of England

For the 6 months to 2 April 2020, Unix Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North of England region featuring Unix Engineer in the job title.

1 18 (100.00%) Unix
2 14 (77.78%) Linux
3 11 (61.11%) Solaris
4 7 (38.89%) Security Cleared
4 7 (38.89%) Clustering
5 6 (33.33%) Ansible
6 5 (27.78%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (27.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (27.78%) SUSE
6 5 (27.78%) SC Cleared
6 5 (27.78%) Oracle
6 5 (27.78%) Sun
6 5 (27.78%) Red Hat
6 5 (27.78%) Change Management
7 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
7 4 (22.22%) Tomcat
7 4 (22.22%) SLA
7 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
7 4 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (22.22%) VMware
7 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (22.22%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (22.22%) Project Delivery
8 3 (16.67%) Incident Management
8 3 (16.67%) Problem Management
9 2 (11.11%) WebSphere
9 2 (11.11%) JIRA
9 2 (11.11%) Retail
9 2 (11.11%) Python

Unix Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North of England 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 (22.22%) Tomcat
2 2 (11.11%) Confluence
2 2 (11.11%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) AWS
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Git (software)
1 2 (11.11%) Jenkins
1 2 (11.11%) JIRA
General
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
1 2 (11.11%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (38.89%) Clustering
2 4 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 18 (100.00%) Unix
2 14 (77.78%) Linux
3 11 (61.11%) Solaris
4 5 (27.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (27.78%) SUSE
5 2 (11.11%) AIX
6 1 (5.56%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Change Management
2 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (22.22%) Problem-Solving
2 4 (22.22%) Project Delivery
3 3 (16.67%) Incident Management
3 3 (16.67%) Problem Management
4 2 (11.11%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 2 (11.11%) Task Automation
4 2 (11.11%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (38.89%) Security Cleared
2 5 (27.78%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (22.22%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (27.78%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (33.33%) Ansible
2 2 (11.11%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) Oracle
1 5 (27.78%) Red Hat
1 5 (27.78%) Sun
2 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 4 (22.22%) VMware
3 2 (11.11%) MuleSoft
3 2 (11.11%) Veritas