Period
to 16 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Unix Engineer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

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
UK
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 758 617 640
Rank change year-on-year -141 +23 +68
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Engineer 142 265 263
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.27% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.28% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 182 181
UK median daily rate £500 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +9.38% -3.61%
10th Percentile £306 £305 £295
90th Percentile £625 £588 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +4.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
UK median hourly rate - £39.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +97.50% -38.46%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £39.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year - +97.50% -42.86%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97,705 94,167 100,425
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.73% 94.91% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 64,196 61,779 65,458
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £268 £263 £253
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,152 2,826 3,267
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% +1.08% +2.78%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -2.78% - +2.86%

Unix Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 16 October 2018.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix Engineer.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix Engineer in the UK

Unix Engineer
Top 15 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 6 months to 16 October 2018. 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
England -127 130 £519 +17.90% 17
London -54 78 £600 +20.00% 4
UK excluding London -109 66 £393 +4.67% 15
South East -7 16 £513 +13.89% 2
Scotland -14 11 £331 +1.92% 2
South West -21 11 £313 -21.88% 3
North of England -62 11 £425 +27.82% 1
East of England +8 10 £350 -26.62% 6
Midlands -58 6 £400 +6.67% 1
North West -6 5 £450 +22.03% 1
Yorkshire -26 4 £454 +6.76%
East Midlands -30 3 £410 +9.33%
West Midlands -36 3 £368 -6.37% 1
North East -28 2 £290 -12.12%
Wales -17 1 £425 +21.43%

Unix Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 October 2018, 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 featuring Unix Engineer in the job title.

1 142 (100.00%) Unix
2 107 (75.35%) Linux
3 43 (30.28%) Ansible
4 40 (28.17%) Red Hat
5 39 (27.46%) Docker
6 37 (26.06%) DevOps
7 35 (24.65%) Python
8 34 (23.94%) Bitbucket
9 32 (22.54%) Capacity Management
9 32 (22.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 31 (21.83%) Artifactory
11 29 (20.42%) Big Data
11 29 (20.42%) Solaris
12 21 (14.79%) Perl
12 21 (14.79%) Finance
13 20 (14.08%) Bash Shell
14 19 (13.38%) VMware
14 19 (13.38%) SQL Server
14 19 (13.38%) Agile Software Development
15 18 (12.68%) Java
15 18 (12.68%) Windows
15 18 (12.68%) Shell Script
16 17 (11.97%) ITIL
16 17 (11.97%) Elasticsearch
16 17 (11.97%) Cloudera
17 16 (11.27%) Centrify
17 16 (11.27%) Oracle
18 15 (10.56%) SQL
18 15 (10.56%) Data Management
18 15 (10.56%) Hortonworks

Unix Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 17 (11.97%) Elasticsearch
2 9 (6.34%) Apache
3 8 (5.63%) Confluence
4 6 (4.23%) WebLogic
5 5 (3.52%) JBoss
5 5 (3.52%) Tomcat
6 4 (2.82%) GlassFish
7 2 (1.41%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (0.70%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.70%) Drupal
8 1 (0.70%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.70%) IIS
8 1 (0.70%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.70%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.70%) RMDS
1 1 (0.70%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 14 (9.86%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (4.23%) GitHub
2 6 (4.23%) PaaS
3 5 (3.52%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (2.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 3 (2.11%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (2.11%) Amazon S3
4 3 (2.11%) AWS Lambda
4 3 (2.11%) CloudFront
4 3 (2.11%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (2.11%) Route 53
4 3 (2.11%) Serverless
4 3 (2.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 2 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.70%) G Suite
6 1 (0.70%) IaaS
6 1 (0.70%) Office 365
6 1 (0.70%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 14 (9.86%) DNS
2 13 (9.15%) Firewall
3 12 (8.45%) TCP/IP
4 11 (7.75%) Kerberos
5 7 (4.93%) SSL
6 6 (4.23%) SAN
7 5 (3.52%) WAN
8 4 (2.82%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (2.82%) iSCSI
9 2 (1.41%) DHCP
9 2 (1.41%) FTP
9 2 (1.41%) HTTP
9 2 (1.41%) Network Security
9 2 (1.41%) SMS
9 2 (1.41%) VPN
10 1 (0.70%) DAB
10 1 (0.70%) Internet
10 1 (0.70%) LAN
10 1 (0.70%) NAS
10 1 (0.70%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (20.42%) Big Data
2 19 (13.38%) SQL Server
3 5 (3.52%) NoSQL
4 4 (2.82%) MySQL
4 4 (2.82%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (2.11%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (2.11%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (0.70%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.70%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.70%) HBase
6 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.70%) SAP HANA
6 1 (0.70%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 34 (23.94%) Bitbucket
2 31 (21.83%) Artifactory
3 14 (9.86%) Jenkins
4 12 (8.45%) Git (software)
5 11 (7.75%) JIRA
6 5 (3.52%) Maven
7 4 (2.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (2.11%) Cucumber
8 3 (2.11%) Gradle
8 3 (2.11%) JBehave
8 3 (2.11%) Selenium
8 3 (2.11%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.70%) Ant
9 1 (0.70%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.70%) Phabricator
9 1 (0.70%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 21 (14.79%) Finance
2 9 (6.34%) Banking
3 6 (4.23%) Aerospace
4 5 (3.52%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.82%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.41%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.70%) Advertising
7 1 (0.70%) Local Government
7 1 (0.70%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (8.45%) LDAP
2 5 (3.52%) Middleware
3 4 (2.82%) Gherkin
3 4 (2.82%) J2EE
4 3 (2.11%) Elastic Stack
4 3 (2.11%) HTML
4 3 (2.11%) Java EE
4 3 (2.11%) Node.js
4 3 (2.11%) Web Services
5 2 (1.41%) LAMP
6 1 (0.70%) .NET
6 1 (0.70%) Ajax
6 1 (0.70%) JSON
6 1 (0.70%) Kafka
6 1 (0.70%) POSIX
6 1 (0.70%) REST
6 1 (0.70%) SOAP
6 1 (0.70%) Spring
6 1 (0.70%) WSDL
6 1 (0.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.93%) Data Centre
2 6 (4.23%) Fintech
3 5 (3.52%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.82%) Clustering
4 4 (2.82%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (2.11%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.41%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.70%) EMC VNX
7 1 (0.70%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.70%) Equities
7 1 (0.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.70%) iSeries
7 1 (0.70%) Over-the-Top Content
7 1 (0.70%) Replication
7 1 (0.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 142 (100.00%) Unix
2 107 (75.35%) Linux
3 32 (22.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 29 (20.42%) Solaris
5 18 (12.68%) Windows
6 13 (9.15%) Ubuntu
7 9 (6.34%) AIX
8 7 (4.93%) HPUX
9 5 (3.52%) SUSE
10 3 (2.11%) CentOS
11 2 (1.41%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 2 (1.41%) Windows 10
11 2 (1.41%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.70%) Debian
12 1 (0.70%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.70%) Windows Server
12 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (26.06%) DevOps
2 32 (22.54%) Capacity Management
3 19 (13.38%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (11.97%) ITIL
5 15 (10.56%) Data Management
6 14 (9.86%) Task Automation
7 12 (8.45%) ETL
7 12 (8.45%) Software Engineering
8 11 (7.75%) Unit Testing
9 10 (7.04%) Configuration Management
9 10 (7.04%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 10 (7.04%) SDLC
9 10 (7.04%) Test Automation
10 8 (5.63%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (5.63%) Problem-Solving
11 7 (4.93%) Migration
12 6 (4.23%) Load Balancing
13 5 (3.52%) Collaborative Working
13 5 (3.52%) Release Management
13 5 (3.52%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (24.65%) Python
2 21 (14.79%) Perl
3 20 (14.08%) Bash Shell
4 18 (12.68%) Java
4 18 (12.68%) Shell Script
5 15 (10.56%) SQL
6 12 (8.45%) Korn
7 7 (4.93%) C
7 7 (4.93%) C++
7 7 (4.93%) Embedded C
7 7 (4.93%) Embedded C++
8 4 (2.82%) C-shell
8 4 (2.82%) Ruby
9 3 (2.11%) Java 8
9 3 (2.11%) PL/SQL
9 3 (2.11%) R
10 2 (1.41%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.70%) C#
11 1 (0.70%) PHP
11 1 (0.70%) Scala
Qualifications
1 12 (8.45%) SC Cleared
1 12 (8.45%) Security Cleared
2 5 (3.52%) AWS Certification
3 4 (2.82%) CCNA
3 4 (2.82%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (2.11%) CCNP
5 2 (1.41%) Degree
6 1 (0.70%) MCSE
6 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.70%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.41%) MiFID
2 1 (0.70%) QA
System Software
1 39 (27.46%) Docker
2 8 (5.63%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (4.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.82%) Active Directory
4 4 (2.82%) Samba
5 3 (2.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 3 (2.11%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (1.41%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (1.41%) vSphere
7 1 (0.70%) Veritas File System
7 1 (0.70%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 43 (30.28%) Ansible
2 12 (8.45%) Puppet
3 9 (6.34%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (4.93%) BladeLogic
4 7 (4.93%) Kubernetes
5 6 (4.23%) ITRS Geneos
6 5 (3.52%) Rancher
6 5 (3.52%) Terraform
7 4 (2.82%) NetBackup
8 3 (2.11%) Grafana
8 3 (2.11%) Oracle ZFS
8 3 (2.11%) Red Hat Satellite
9 2 (1.41%) collectd
9 2 (1.41%) Graphite
9 2 (1.41%) Kibana
9 2 (1.41%) logstash
9 2 (1.41%) Nagios
10 1 (0.70%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.70%) NetIQ Identity Manager
10 1 (0.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 40 (28.17%) Red Hat
2 19 (13.38%) VMware
3 17 (11.97%) Cloudera
4 16 (11.27%) Centrify
4 16 (11.27%) Oracle
5 15 (10.56%) Hortonworks
5 15 (10.56%) Splunk
6 12 (8.45%) NetApp
7 9 (6.34%) F5
8 8 (5.63%) Sun
9 7 (4.93%) Dell
9 7 (4.93%) HP
10 6 (4.23%) Cisco
10 6 (4.23%) Veritas
11 5 (3.52%) Atlassian
11 5 (3.52%) CyberArk
12 4 (2.82%) CheckPoint
12 4 (2.82%) Crossbeam
12 4 (2.82%) Google
13 3 (2.11%) Ericsson