Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Unix Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 18 November 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
England > North West
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 194 223 237
Rank change year-on-year +29 +14 -49
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Engineer 7 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.12% 0.073% 0.035%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.077% 0.037%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 3
North West median daily rate £425 £363 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.24% +29.46% -34.88%
10th Percentile £303 £350 £180
90th Percentile £438 £423 £343
England median daily rate £428 £380 £400
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.00% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £39.50 £34.60 £33.75
% change year-on-year +14.18% +2.50% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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 West
Contract vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 5392 6506 8112
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.86% 94.36% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 3395 4186 4845
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £250 £234
90th Percentile £588 £550 £571
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 252 240 403
North West median hourly rate £18.75 £16.11 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.41% -21.43% +28.13%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.04 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £45.91 £50.06
England median hourly rate £18.66 £18.50 £17.89
% change year-on-year +0.84% +3.41% +8.42%

Unix Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Unix Engineer in the North West

Unix Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unix Engineer in the North West

Unix Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix Engineer in the North West

Unix Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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
Manchester +20 4 £425 +17.24%
Cheshire - 3 £300 - 1
Unix Engineer
England

Unix Engineer Skill Set
Top 21 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 North West region featuring Unix Engineer in the job title.

1 7 (100.00%) Unix
1 7 (100.00%) Linux
2 4 (57.14%) Splunk
2 4 (57.14%) Analytics
3 3 (42.86%) Office 365
3 3 (42.86%) Finance
4 2 (28.57%) AIX
4 2 (28.57%) Banking
5 1 (14.29%) API Integration
5 1 (14.29%) GPFS
5 1 (14.29%) Perl
5 1 (14.29%) SQL
5 1 (14.29%) IBM
5 1 (14.29%) IBM Certification
5 1 (14.29%) Veritas
5 1 (14.29%) Internet
5 1 (14.29%) Process Management
5 1 (14.29%) Change Management
5 1 (14.29%) Korn
5 1 (14.29%) RESTful
5 1 (14.29%) SaaS

Unix Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) Office 365
2 1 (14.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Internet
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) RESTful
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Linux
1 7 (100.00%) Unix
2 2 (28.57%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Analytics
2 1 (14.29%) API Integration
2 1 (14.29%) Change Management
2 1 (14.29%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) Korn
1 1 (14.29%) Perl
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) IBM Certification
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) GPFS
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Splunk
2 1 (14.29%) IBM
2 1 (14.29%) Veritas