The median contractor rate for a Unix Engineer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unix Engineer
UK
Rank 474 501 533
Rank change year-on-year +27 +32  
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Engineer 119 143 91
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.27% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.28% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 105 61
Median daily rate £475 £365 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.13% -14.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £524 £548
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £353 £350
% change year-on-year +20.56% +0.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 1 1
Median hourly rate £47.00 £20.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +135.00% -33.33%  
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. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42948 50649 50145
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.81% 95.19% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 27820 32762 30258
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1510 1586 1994
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Unix Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Unix Engineer in the UK

Unix Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unix Engineer in the UK

Unix Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unix Engineer over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unix Engineer in the UK

Unix Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix Engineer in the UK

Unix Engineer
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 25 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
England +6 111 £475 +26.66% 11
London +70 85 £500 +11.11% 4
New Malden - 11 - -
City of London +7 9 £650 +13.04% 2
South East -2 8 £500 +17.64% 3
Scotland +22 7 £375 +17.18%
Canary Wharf - 7 £605 -
Yorkshire +18 4 £400 +9.58% 1
North West +12 4 £425 +30.76%
South West +4 4 £250 -26.47% 2
North East -18 4 £500 +78.57%
Newcastle upon Tyne -18 4 £500 +78.57%
Tyne and Wear -19 4 £500 +78.57%
Glasgow - 4 - -
Kent +6 3 £313 -34.21% 3
Surrey +5 3 £500 +11.11%
West Yorkshire - 3 - - 1
Wiltshire - 3 - -
Cheshire +24 2 £388 +55.00%
Edinburgh +19 2 £400 -
Manchester +3 2 £425 +30.76%
Tunbridge Wells - 2 £313 -
Berkshire +25 1 £318 -25.29%
Renfrewshire +12 1 £340 +6.25%
Erskine +9 1 £340 +6.25%
Knutsford +6 1 £350 +25.00%
West Midlands +1 1 £300 -25.46%
Bristol 0 1 £250 -26.47% 1
Birmingham -2 1 £300 -15.49%
Derbyshire -10 1 - -

Unix Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 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 featuring Unix Engineer in the job title.

1 226 (100.00%) Unix
2 176 (77.88%) Linux
3 100 (44.25%) Red Hat
4 79 (34.96%) Python
5 78 (34.51%) Perl
6 75 (33.19%) Solaris
7 69 (30.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 63 (27.88%) Finance
9 58 (25.66%) Puppet
10 53 (23.45%) VMware
11 48 (21.24%) Bash Shell
11 48 (21.24%) Security Cleared
11 48 (21.24%) DevOps
12 47 (20.80%) Banking
13 43 (19.03%) SC Cleared
14 41 (18.14%) Ansible
14 41 (18.14%) Agile Software Development
14 41 (18.14%) Windows
14 41 (18.14%) Shell Script
15 38 (16.81%) Configuration Management
16 35 (15.49%) AIX
17 33 (14.60%) Continuous Integration
18 32 (14.16%) Oracle
19 31 (13.72%) SQL
20 30 (13.27%) Amazon AWS
20 30 (13.27%) Opscode Chef
21 29 (12.83%) VMware Infrastructure
22 28 (12.39%) Jenkins
22 28 (12.39%) HP
23 27 (11.95%) SAN

Unix Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 12 (5.31%) WebLogic
2 11 (4.87%) Confluence
3 9 (3.98%) Elasticsearch
3 9 (3.98%) OpenStack
4 7 (3.10%) WebSphere
5 6 (2.65%) Apache
5 6 (2.65%) WebSphere Application Server
6 5 (2.21%) JBoss
7 4 (1.77%) Tomcat
8 3 (1.33%) Cloud Foundry
8 3 (1.33%) iPlanet
8 3 (1.33%) Oracle Application Server
9 1 (0.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.44%) IBM HTTP Server
9 1 (0.44%) IIS
9 1 (0.44%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (1.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.44%) MS Office
2 1 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.88%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.44%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (0.44%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 30 (13.27%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (3.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (3.10%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (1.77%) Slack
5 3 (1.33%) GitHub
5 3 (1.33%) IaaS
5 3 (1.33%) PaaS
5 3 (1.33%) Trello
6 1 (0.44%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.44%) HP Helion
6 1 (0.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (11.95%) SAN
2 26 (11.50%) TCP/IP
3 19 (8.41%) DNS
4 18 (7.96%) LDAP
5 17 (7.52%) Firewall
6 10 (4.42%) SNMP
7 9 (3.98%) Multicast
8 8 (3.54%) NAS
9 7 (3.10%) SSL
10 6 (2.65%) Network Security
11 4 (1.77%) HTTPS
11 4 (1.77%) Internet
12 3 (1.33%) iSCSI
12 3 (1.33%) SSH
13 2 (0.88%) DHCP
13 2 (0.88%) FTP
13 2 (0.88%) OpenLDAP
14 1 (0.44%) Ethernet
14 1 (0.44%) HTTP
14 1 (0.44%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.87%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (3.98%) Relational Database
3 8 (3.54%) DB2
3 8 (3.54%) MySQL
4 6 (2.65%) BusinessObjects
4 6 (2.65%) Oracle Database
5 4 (1.77%) MongoDB
5 4 (1.77%) Redis
6 3 (1.33%) SQL Server
7 2 (0.88%) Big Data
8 1 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.44%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.44%) Oracle Exadata
8 1 (0.44%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 28 (12.39%) Jenkins
2 20 (8.85%) Git (software)
3 14 (6.19%) JIRA
3 14 (6.19%) Sonatype Nexus
4 11 (4.87%) Subversion
5 8 (3.54%) Selenium
6 7 (3.10%) GitLab
6 7 (3.10%) Vagrant
7 4 (1.77%) Ant
7 4 (1.77%) JUnit
7 4 (1.77%) MSI
8 3 (1.33%) Concordion
8 3 (1.33%) Cucumber
8 3 (1.33%) JBehave
8 3 (1.33%) Maven
8 3 (1.33%) SonarQube
8 3 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (1.33%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.88%) ClearCase
9 2 (0.88%) Hudson
General
1 63 (27.88%) Finance
2 47 (20.80%) Banking
3 8 (3.54%) Investment Banking
4 7 (3.10%) Retail
5 3 (1.33%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.88%) Law
7 1 (0.44%) Advertising
7 1 (0.44%) Electronics
7 1 (0.44%) French Language
7 1 (0.44%) Front Office
7 1 (0.44%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.44%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.98%) Elastic Stack
2 8 (3.54%) Software Packaging
3 7 (3.10%) Middleware
4 5 (2.21%) Regular Expression
5 3 (1.33%) J2EE
5 3 (1.33%) LAMP
5 3 (1.33%) Web Services
6 2 (0.88%) FIX Protocol
6 2 (0.88%) Flash
7 1 (0.44%) 802.1X
7 1 (0.44%) COM
7 1 (0.44%) REST
7 1 (0.44%) RESTful
7 1 (0.44%) SAML
7 1 (0.44%) SOAP
7 1 (0.44%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (5.75%) Linux Command Line
3 10 (4.42%) Data Centre
4 9 (3.98%) Clustering
5 8 (3.54%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.21%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 4 (1.77%) Wiki
8 2 (0.88%) Algorithms
8 2 (0.88%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.88%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (0.88%) Fintech
8 2 (0.88%) Market Risk
8 2 (0.88%) NHS
8 2 (0.88%) Oracle Exalogic
8 2 (0.88%) RIA
8 2 (0.88%) Symmetrix
8 2 (0.88%) Tandem
9 1 (0.44%) EMC VNX
9 1 (0.44%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.44%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 226 (100.00%) Unix
2 176 (77.88%) Linux
3 75 (33.19%) Solaris
4 69 (30.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 41 (18.14%) Windows
6 35 (15.49%) AIX
7 22 (9.73%) Windows Server
8 19 (8.41%) SUSE
9 14 (6.19%) FreeBSD
10 12 (5.31%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 10 (4.42%) Oracle Linux
12 6 (2.65%) CentOS
13 4 (1.77%) Mac OS
13 4 (1.77%) SmartOS
13 4 (1.77%) Windows 7
13 4 (1.77%) Windows Server 2008
14 3 (1.33%) HPUX
15 2 (0.88%) Tru64
16 1 (0.44%) Debian
16 1 (0.44%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (21.24%) DevOps
2 41 (18.14%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (16.81%) Configuration Management
4 33 (14.60%) Continuous Integration
5 20 (8.85%) Change Control
5 20 (8.85%) ITIL
6 19 (8.41%) Open Source
7 13 (5.75%) Change Management
8 12 (5.31%) High Availability
9 10 (4.42%) SDLC
10 9 (3.98%) Migration
10 9 (3.98%) Service Management
11 8 (3.54%) Build Automation
11 8 (3.54%) ITIL V3
11 8 (3.54%) ITSM
11 8 (3.54%) Low Latency
12 7 (3.10%) Continuous Delivery
12 7 (3.10%) Load Balancing
12 7 (3.10%) OO
12 7 (3.10%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 79 (34.96%) Python
2 78 (34.51%) Perl
3 48 (21.24%) Bash Shell
4 41 (18.14%) Shell Script
5 31 (13.72%) SQL
6 26 (11.50%) Java
7 19 (8.41%) Ruby
8 13 (5.75%) PowerShell
8 13 (5.75%) tcsh
9 12 (5.31%) Korn
10 9 (3.98%) C-shell
11 8 (3.54%) Bourne shell
11 8 (3.54%) C
12 6 (2.65%) C++
13 4 (1.77%) C#
13 4 (1.77%) Groovy
13 4 (1.77%) PHP
13 4 (1.77%) SystemTap
13 4 (1.77%) VB
14 3 (1.33%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 48 (21.24%) Security Cleared
2 43 (19.03%) SC Cleared
3 8 (3.54%) DV Cleared
4 6 (2.65%) Degree
5 3 (1.33%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.44%) CCDP
6 1 (0.44%) CCIE
6 1 (0.44%) CCNP
6 1 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.44%) CISSP
6 1 (0.44%) CLAS
6 1 (0.44%) IBM AIX Certification
6 1 (0.44%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.42%) Data Quality
2 4 (1.77%) MiFID
3 3 (1.33%) Dodd-Frank
3 3 (1.33%) EMIR
3 3 (1.33%) SLA
4 2 (0.88%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.88%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.44%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.44%) QA
System Software
1 29 (12.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (7.96%) Active Directory
3 14 (6.19%) Samba
4 13 (5.75%) vSphere
5 11 (4.87%) Virtual Machines
6 10 (4.42%) Docker
6 10 (4.42%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 9 (3.98%) Snort
8 8 (3.54%) KVM
9 6 (2.65%) NFS
9 6 (2.65%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (2.21%) GPFS
10 5 (2.21%) PowerHA
10 5 (2.21%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 4 (1.77%) VirtualBox
11 4 (1.77%) VMware ESX
12 2 (0.88%) Hyper-V
12 2 (0.88%) Veritas File System
13 1 (0.44%) Oracle RAC
13 1 (0.44%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 58 (25.66%) Puppet
2 41 (18.14%) Ansible
3 30 (13.27%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (7.96%) Nagios
5 16 (7.08%) Oracle ZFS
6 10 (4.42%) Red Hat Satellite
7 9 (3.98%) Kibana
7 9 (3.98%) logstash
7 9 (3.98%) SmokePing
8 8 (3.54%) Zenoss
9 6 (2.65%) Dollar Universe
9 6 (2.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 5 (2.21%) BladeLogic
10 5 (2.21%) Tivoli
11 4 (1.77%) OpenNMS
11 4 (1.77%) yum
12 2 (0.88%) CFEngine
12 2 (0.88%) EMC NetWorker
12 2 (0.88%) HP SiteScope
12 2 (0.88%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 100 (44.25%) Red Hat
2 53 (23.45%) VMware
3 32 (14.16%) Oracle
4 28 (12.39%) HP
5 23 (10.18%) Atlassian
5 23 (10.18%) IBM
6 20 (8.85%) Sun
6 20 (8.85%) Veritas
7 18 (7.96%) Cisco
8 11 (4.87%) Splunk
9 10 (4.42%) SolarWinds
9 10 (4.42%) TIBCO
10 8 (3.54%) NetApp
11 5 (2.21%) EMC
11 5 (2.21%) Google
11 5 (2.21%) Microsoft
12 4 (1.77%) Bloomberg
12 4 (1.77%) Juniper
12 4 (1.77%) Reuters
13 3 (1.33%) CA
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