The median contractor rate for a Unix Engineer was £250 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 29 March 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 West
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 138 133 143
Rank change year-on-year -5 +10  
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Engineer 4 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.16% 0.10% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.11% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 3
Median daily rate £250 £340 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.47% -15.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +21.42% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £20.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year - -33.33%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the South West. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
South West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2456 2802 2989
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 95.23% 96.42% 95.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1562 1815 1867
Median daily rate £386 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.00% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 182 147
Median hourly rate £38.50 £39.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.28% +30.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.22 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.90 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Unix Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West that featured Unix Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Unix Engineer in the South West

Unix Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unix Engineer in the South West

Unix Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix Engineer in the South West

Unix Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire - 3 - -
Bristol -1 1 £250 -26.47% 1
Unix Engineer
England

Unix Engineer Skill Set
Top 27 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 West region featuring Unix Engineer in the job title.

1 9 (100.00%) Unix
1 9 (100.00%) Solaris
2 8 (88.89%) Red Hat
3 7 (77.78%) SC Cleared
3 7 (77.78%) Security Cleared
4 5 (55.56%) VMware
4 5 (55.56%) vSphere
4 5 (55.56%) Cisco
5 3 (33.33%) Linux
5 3 (33.33%) Oracle
5 3 (33.33%) C
5 3 (33.33%) SolarWinds
5 3 (33.33%) Data Quality
5 3 (33.33%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 2 (22.22%) Change Management
6 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (22.22%) Sun
6 2 (22.22%) HP
7 1 (11.11%) Shell Script
7 1 (11.11%) Java
7 1 (11.11%) PL/SQL
7 1 (11.11%) SQL
7 1 (11.11%) ITIL
7 1 (11.11%) Windows
7 1 (11.11%) Finance
7 1 (11.11%) Bash Shell
7 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database

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

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Solaris
1 9 (100.00%) Unix
2 3 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Change Management
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) C
2 1 (11.11%) Bash Shell
2 1 (11.11%) Java
2 1 (11.11%) PL/SQL
2 1 (11.11%) Shell Script
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (77.78%) SC Cleared
1 7 (77.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (55.56%) vSphere
2 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) Red Hat
2 5 (55.56%) Cisco
2 5 (55.56%) VMware
3 3 (33.33%) Oracle
3 3 (33.33%) SolarWinds
4 2 (22.22%) HP
4 2 (22.22%) Sun