Period
to 19 October 2017

The median contractor rate for a Unix Engineer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 19 October 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 > South East
6 months to
19 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 345 342 350
Rank change year-on-year -3 +8 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Engineer 19 39 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.12% 0.23% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.24% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 34 21
South East median daily rate £450 £399 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.85% -11.39% +20.00%
10th Percentile £300 £348 £339
90th Percentile £675 £484 £488
England median daily rate £439 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +9.69% -5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
South East median hourly rate - - £35.00
England median hourly rate £39.50 £34.60 £32.50
% change year-on-year +14.18% +6.45% +22.64%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 15369 16048 18532
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.51% 94.37% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 9138 9618 10869
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £242 £228 £230
90th Percentile £573 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 622 792 910
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.25 £10.36
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £45.54
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £17.77
% change year-on-year +1.08% +4.11% +7.50%

Unix Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Unix Engineer in the South East

Unix Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unix Engineer in the South East

Unix Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unix Engineer in the South East over the 6 months to 19 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unix Engineer in the South East

Unix Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix Engineer in the South East

Unix Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 19 October 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
Thames Valley +8 12 £330 -30.53% 1
Buckinghamshire -16 7 £270 -
Berkshire +18 4 £330 -40.00%
Surrey -18 4 £525 +34.19% 1
Hampshire -7 2 £463 +16.35%
Oxfordshire +8 1 £375 -21.05% 1
Kent - 1 £650 -
Unix Engineer
England

Unix Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 South East region featuring Unix Engineer in the job title.

1 19 (100.00%) Unix
2 17 (89.47%) Linux
3 10 (52.63%) VMware
4 8 (42.11%) Red Hat
5 6 (31.58%) Migration
5 6 (31.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (31.58%) Puppet
6 4 (21.05%) Jenkins
6 4 (21.05%) Ansible
6 4 (21.05%) DevOps
6 4 (21.05%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (21.05%) AIX
6 4 (21.05%) Oracle
7 3 (15.79%) Python
7 3 (15.79%) JBoss
7 3 (15.79%) Apache
7 3 (15.79%) EMC
7 3 (15.79%) SAN
7 3 (15.79%) Ruby
7 3 (15.79%) Banking
7 3 (15.79%) Git (software)
7 3 (15.79%) Splunk
7 3 (15.79%) Server Building
7 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (15.79%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (15.79%) Cobbler
7 3 (15.79%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (10.53%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database
8 2 (10.53%) Docker

Unix Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 3 (15.79%) Apache
1 3 (15.79%) JBoss
2 2 (10.53%) Tomcat
3 1 (5.26%) OpenStack
3 1 (5.26%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 4 (21.05%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (5.26%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) SAN
2 2 (10.53%) DNS
2 2 (10.53%) LDAP
3 1 (5.26%) DHCP
3 1 (5.26%) NAS
3 1 (5.26%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) MySQL
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database
1 2 (10.53%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Jenkins
2 3 (15.79%) Git (software)
3 2 (10.53%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (5.26%) Maven
4 1 (5.26%) Selenium
4 1 (5.26%) Vagrant
General
1 3 (15.79%) Banking
2 2 (10.53%) Finance
3 1 (5.26%) Hindi Language
3 1 (5.26%) Investment Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Japanese Language
3 1 (5.26%) Local Government
3 1 (5.26%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) Flash
1 1 (5.26%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (10.53%) Driving Licence
2 1 (5.26%) Cloud Native
2 1 (5.26%) Clustering
2 1 (5.26%) EMC VNX
2 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 19 (100.00%) Unix
2 17 (89.47%) Linux
3 6 (31.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (21.05%) AIX
5 2 (10.53%) Solaris
6 1 (5.26%) CentOS
6 1 (5.26%) FreeBSD
6 1 (5.26%) HPUX
6 1 (5.26%) SUSE
6 1 (5.26%) VMS
6 1 (5.26%) Windows
6 1 (5.26%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Migration
2 4 (21.05%) DevOps
3 3 (15.79%) Server Building
4 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (10.53%) Application Packaging
4 2 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (10.53%) Kanban
4 2 (10.53%) Open Source
5 1 (5.26%) Change Management
5 1 (5.26%) Configuration Management
5 1 (5.26%) Data Analysis
5 1 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (5.26%) Extreme Programming
5 1 (5.26%) ITIL
5 1 (5.26%) Load Balancing
5 1 (5.26%) Operations Management
5 1 (5.26%) Project Management
5 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.26%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) Python
1 3 (15.79%) Ruby
2 2 (10.53%) Java
2 2 (10.53%) Perl
3 1 (5.26%) Bash Shell
3 1 (5.26%) C
3 1 (5.26%) Go
3 1 (5.26%) Korn
3 1 (5.26%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
1 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) RHCE
2 1 (5.26%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (15.79%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (10.53%) Docker
2 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (5.26%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (31.58%) Puppet
2 4 (21.05%) Ansible
3 3 (15.79%) Cobbler
3 3 (15.79%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (5.26%) CFEngine
4 1 (5.26%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (5.26%) Kubernetes
4 1 (5.26%) Nagios
4 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 1 (5.26%) SELinux
4 1 (5.26%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 1 (5.26%) yum
Vendors
1 10 (52.63%) VMware
2 8 (42.11%) Red Hat
3 4 (21.05%) Oracle
4 3 (15.79%) EMC
4 3 (15.79%) Splunk
5 1 (5.26%) CA
5 1 (5.26%) IBM
5 1 (5.26%) SaltStack
5 1 (5.26%) Sun
5 1 (5.26%) Veritas