Period
to 19 January 2020

The median contractor rate for a Unix Engineer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North of England during the 6 months to 19 January 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
19 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 247 306 270
Rank change year-on-year +59 -36 +25
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Engineer 15 11 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North of England 0.17% 0.094% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.098% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 29
North of England median daily rate £400 £425 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +17.24% +5.38%
10th Percentile £313 £319 £264
90th Percentile £488 £475 £443
England median daily rate £425 £500 £450
% change year-on-year -15.00% +11.11% +7.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North of England 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 8,484 11,209 10,556
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.25% 95.31% 95.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,419 7,294 6,823
North of England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
10th Percentile £213 £256 £230
90th Percentile £575 £575 £575
England median daily rate £463 £465 £450
% change year-on-year -0.54% +3.33% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 471 552 470
North of England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +0.40% +12.45%
10th Percentile £10.77 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £45.00 £47.50
England median hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £18.11
% change year-on-year +1.60% +3.29% -1.52%

Unix Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North of England

Job postings that featured Unix Engineer in the job title as a percentage 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

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unix Engineer in the North of England

Unix Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unix Engineer in the North of England over the 6 months to 19 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unix Engineer in the North of England

Unix Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix Engineer in the North of England.

Contractor 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 19 January 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 +22 8 £475 +11.76% 7
Yorkshire +44 7 £395 -9.71%
Unix Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 15 (100.00%) Unix
2 12 (80.00%) Linux
3 6 (40.00%) Solaris
4 5 (33.33%) Red Hat
4 5 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (33.33%) Ansible
5 4 (26.67%) AIX
5 4 (26.67%) Finance
6 3 (20.00%) VMware
6 3 (20.00%) Retail
6 3 (20.00%) Shell Script
6 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (13.33%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 2 (13.33%) Cybersecurity
7 2 (13.33%) Bash Shell
7 2 (13.33%) Confluence
7 2 (13.33%) Puppet
7 2 (13.33%) AWS
7 2 (13.33%) Git (software)
7 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
7 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (13.33%) WebSphere
7 2 (13.33%) Degree
7 2 (13.33%) JIRA
7 2 (13.33%) Middleware
7 2 (13.33%) Change Management
7 2 (13.33%) Tomcat
7 2 (13.33%) Python
7 2 (13.33%) Perl
7 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development

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 2 (13.33%) Confluence
1 2 (13.33%) Tomcat
1 2 (13.33%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) AWS
2 1 (6.67%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Git (software)
1 2 (13.33%) JIRA
2 1 (6.67%) Jasmine
2 1 (6.67%) Jenkins
2 1 (6.67%) Karma Test Runner
2 1 (6.67%) Toad
2 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
2 3 (20.00%) Retail
3 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
3 1 (6.67%) Public Sector
3 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (13.33%) Clustering
3 1 (6.67%) Blog
3 1 (6.67%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 15 (100.00%) Unix
2 12 (80.00%) Linux
3 6 (40.00%) Solaris
4 5 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (26.67%) AIX
6 2 (13.33%) SUSE
6 2 (13.33%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (13.33%) Change Management
1 2 (13.33%) Cybersecurity
1 2 (13.33%) Digital Transformation Programme
1 2 (13.33%) Project Delivery
2 1 (6.67%) Cloud Operations
2 1 (6.67%) DevOps
2 1 (6.67%) Migration
2 1 (6.67%) Open Source
2 1 (6.67%) Prototyping
2 1 (6.67%) SIEM
2 1 (6.67%) Software Engineering
2 1 (6.67%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) Shell Script
2 2 (13.33%) AWK
2 2 (13.33%) Bash Shell
2 2 (13.33%) Perl
2 2 (13.33%) Python
3 1 (6.67%) Korn
3 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
3 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Degree
1 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (33.33%) Ansible
2 2 (13.33%) Puppet
3 1 (6.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 3 (20.00%) VMware
3 2 (13.33%) Veritas
4 1 (6.67%) Serena