The median contractor rate for a Unix Engineer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 June 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
UK
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 466 476 542
Rank change year-on-year +10 +66  
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Engineer 121 178 94
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.34% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.35% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 125 45
Median daily rate £450 £390 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -17.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £310 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £600 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £390
% change year-on-year +1.83% -5.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Median hourly rate £43.25 - £22.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 - £32.50

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 43855 50329 53147
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.86% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28363 32827 33406
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1353 1495 2037
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 June 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 +4 115 £450 +12.50% 20
London +14 73 £500 - 6
East Midlands - 15 £400 - 3
Derby - 14 £400 - 1
Derbyshire - 14 £400 - 1
South West 0 7 £400 +3.89% 2
South East +11 6 £400 +0.62% 6
City of London -2 6 £600 -4.00% 2
Scotland +29 5 £293 -19.08%
Bristol -3 5 £388 +12.31% 1
North East +31 3 £332 +6.24% 1
North West +25 3 £313 -16.66% 1
Edinburgh +15 3 £293 -
East of England -6 3 £477 +36.18% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne +42 2 £332 +6.24% 1
Tyne and Wear +38 2 £332 +6.24% 1
Yorkshire +23 2 - -
Manchester +13 2 £319 -15.00% 1
Surrey +3 2 £525 +5.00% 1
Glasgow +1 2 - -
Buckinghamshire -13 2 £270 - 2
Midlands - 2 £363 - 3
West Yorkshire +21 1 - -
West Midlands +20 1 £410 -18.00%
Leatherhead +19 1 £525 -4.54%
Leeds +18 1 - -
Shropshire +13 1 £410 -18.00%
Telford +11 1 £410 -18.00%
Camberley +7 1 - -
Cambridge +3 1 - - 1

Unix Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 240 (100.00%) Unix
2 201 (83.75%) Linux
3 91 (37.92%) Python
4 85 (35.42%) Solaris
5 80 (33.33%) Red Hat
5 80 (33.33%) Puppet
6 69 (28.75%) Perl
6 69 (28.75%) Finance
7 66 (27.50%) Security Cleared
8 65 (27.08%) Oracle
9 60 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 56 (23.33%) Ansible
10 56 (23.33%) DevOps
11 55 (22.92%) SC Cleared
11 55 (22.92%) AIX
12 43 (17.92%) SAN
13 40 (16.67%) VMware
14 39 (16.25%) Agile Software Development
14 39 (16.25%) Shell Script
14 39 (16.25%) Firewall
15 38 (15.83%) Bash Shell
16 36 (15.00%) Jenkins
16 36 (15.00%) IBM
16 36 (15.00%) Windows
17 34 (14.17%) Configuration Management
17 34 (14.17%) Banking
18 33 (13.75%) Amazon AWS
19 31 (12.92%) Veritas
20 30 (12.50%) TCP/IP
21 28 (11.67%) SQL

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 16 (6.67%) Apache
2 15 (6.25%) WebLogic
3 12 (5.00%) Tomcat
4 11 (4.58%) JBoss
5 10 (4.17%) Confluence
5 10 (4.17%) OpenStack
6 8 (3.33%) Elasticsearch
7 7 (2.92%) iPlanet
7 7 (2.92%) Oracle Application Server
8 5 (2.08%) IIS
8 5 (2.08%) nginx
8 5 (2.08%) WebSphere
8 5 (2.08%) WebSphere Application Server
9 3 (1.25%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.83%) Cloud Foundry
11 1 (0.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.42%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (0.42%) HipChat
1 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 14 (5.83%) SAP ERP
2 4 (1.67%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 4 (1.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 33 (13.75%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (5.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (1.67%) GitHub
5 3 (1.25%) PaaS
5 3 (1.25%) Slack
5 3 (1.25%) Trello
6 2 (0.83%) IaaS
6 2 (0.83%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.42%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.42%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.42%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.42%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 43 (17.92%) SAN
2 39 (16.25%) Firewall
3 30 (12.50%) TCP/IP
4 16 (6.67%) DNS
5 11 (4.58%) NAS
6 10 (4.17%) LDAP
6 10 (4.17%) SSL
7 9 (3.75%) Multicast
8 8 (3.33%) SNMP
9 7 (2.92%) HTTP
10 6 (2.50%) HTTPS
11 3 (1.25%) DHCP
11 3 (1.25%) LAN
12 2 (0.83%) BGP
12 2 (0.83%) FTP
12 2 (0.83%) Internet
12 2 (0.83%) OSPF
12 2 (0.83%) SSH
12 2 (0.83%) VRRP
12 2 (0.83%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (9.58%) Oracle Database
2 12 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (4.17%) DB2
4 9 (3.75%) MySQL
5 8 (3.33%) SQL Server
6 6 (2.50%) BusinessObjects
6 6 (2.50%) MongoDB
6 6 (2.50%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.67%) NoSQL
8 3 (1.25%) Redis
9 2 (0.83%) Big Data
9 2 (0.83%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.42%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.42%) DB2 UDB
10 1 (0.42%) Ingres
10 1 (0.42%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.42%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 36 (15.00%) Jenkins
2 21 (8.75%) Git (software)
3 17 (7.08%) JIRA
4 13 (5.42%) Sonatype Nexus
5 10 (4.17%) Bitbucket
6 9 (3.75%) Maven
7 7 (2.92%) GitLab
8 6 (2.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (2.08%) ClearCase
9 5 (2.08%) Selenium
9 5 (2.08%) Subversion
10 4 (1.67%) Ant
10 4 (1.67%) MSI
11 3 (1.25%) Concordion
11 3 (1.25%) Cucumber
11 3 (1.25%) JBehave
11 3 (1.25%) JMeter
11 3 (1.25%) JUnit
12 2 (0.83%) Artifactory
12 2 (0.83%) Vagrant
General
1 69 (28.75%) Finance
2 34 (14.17%) Banking
3 12 (5.00%) Investment Banking
4 8 (3.33%) Retail
5 6 (2.50%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.08%) Electronics
6 5 (2.08%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.67%) Law
7 4 (1.67%) Marketing
8 1 (0.42%) Back Office
8 1 (0.42%) French Language
8 1 (0.42%) Front Office
8 1 (0.42%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (6.25%) Elastic Stack
2 9 (3.75%) Middleware
3 8 (3.33%) J2EE
4 7 (2.92%) Software Packaging
5 5 (2.08%) LAMP
5 5 (2.08%) Web Services
6 4 (1.67%) Kafka
6 4 (1.67%) Node.js
6 4 (1.67%) Sensu
7 3 (1.25%) FIX Protocol
7 3 (1.25%) Flash
8 2 (0.83%) .NET
8 2 (0.83%) 802.1X
8 2 (0.83%) FreeMarker
8 2 (0.83%) LAPP Stack
8 2 (0.83%) LEMP Stack
8 2 (0.83%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (0.83%) Regular Expression
9 1 (0.42%) CGI
9 1 (0.42%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
1 12 (5.00%) Clustering
1 12 (5.00%) Data Centre
1 12 (5.00%) Linux Command Line
2 6 (2.50%) Greenfield Project
2 6 (2.50%) Management Information System
3 5 (2.08%) Fixed Income
4 4 (1.67%) Cloud Native
4 4 (1.67%) Wiki
5 3 (1.25%) NHS
6 2 (0.83%) Algorithms
6 2 (0.83%) Equities
6 2 (0.83%) Fintech
6 2 (0.83%) Market Risk
6 2 (0.83%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.42%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.42%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.42%) EMC VNX
7 1 (0.42%) RIA
7 1 (0.42%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 240 (100.00%) Unix
2 201 (83.75%) Linux
3 85 (35.42%) Solaris
4 60 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 55 (22.92%) AIX
6 36 (15.00%) Windows
7 18 (7.50%) SUSE
8 15 (6.25%) Windows Server
9 13 (5.42%) FreeBSD
9 13 (5.42%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 9 (3.75%) HPUX
10 9 (3.75%) Oracle Linux
11 7 (2.92%) CentOS
12 4 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
13 3 (1.25%) SmartOS
13 3 (1.25%) Tru64
13 3 (1.25%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.83%) Debian
14 2 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (23.33%) DevOps
2 39 (16.25%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (14.17%) Configuration Management
4 27 (11.25%) Migration
5 25 (10.42%) Continuous Integration
6 24 (10.00%) ITIL
7 19 (7.92%) Change Control
7 19 (7.92%) Disaster Recovery
8 18 (7.50%) Load Balancing
9 16 (6.67%) Open Source
10 14 (5.83%) ERP
11 11 (4.58%) High Availability
12 10 (4.17%) Change Management
12 10 (4.17%) SDLC
13 9 (3.75%) Mentoring
13 9 (3.75%) Web Operations
14 8 (3.33%) Business Intelligence
14 8 (3.33%) Continuous Delivery
14 8 (3.33%) ITIL V3
15 7 (2.92%) OO
Programming Languages
1 91 (37.92%) Python
2 69 (28.75%) Perl
3 39 (16.25%) Shell Script
4 38 (15.83%) Bash Shell
5 28 (11.67%) SQL
6 24 (10.00%) Java
7 20 (8.33%) Korn
8 17 (7.08%) Ruby
9 13 (5.42%) PowerShell
10 12 (5.00%) tcsh
11 5 (2.08%) C++
12 4 (1.67%) C-shell
12 4 (1.67%) PHP
13 3 (1.25%) Bourne shell
13 3 (1.25%) Groovy
14 2 (0.83%) C
14 2 (0.83%) C#
14 2 (0.83%) JavaScript
14 2 (0.83%) Scala
14 2 (0.83%) sed
Qualifications
1 66 (27.50%) Security Cleared
2 55 (22.92%) SC Cleared
3 8 (3.33%) DV Cleared
4 5 (2.08%) Degree
5 2 (0.83%) RHCE
6 1 (0.42%) CCNA
6 1 (0.42%) CCSA
6 1 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.42%) CISM
6 1 (0.42%) CISSP
6 1 (0.42%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.42%) JNCIA
6 1 (0.42%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.17%) Data Quality
2 5 (2.08%) MiFID
3 3 (1.25%) Dodd-Frank
3 3 (1.25%) EMIR
4 2 (0.83%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.83%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.42%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.42%) QA
5 1 (0.42%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (10.42%) Virtual Machines
2 23 (9.58%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 21 (8.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (7.50%) Docker
5 16 (6.67%) Samba
6 13 (5.42%) Active Directory
7 8 (3.33%) Snort
7 8 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (2.92%) GPFS
8 7 (2.92%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 5 (2.08%) vSphere
10 4 (1.67%) Hyper-V
10 4 (1.67%) KVM
11 3 (1.25%) VirtualBox
12 2 (0.83%) NFS
12 2 (0.83%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.42%) PowerHA
13 1 (0.42%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 1 (0.42%) Veritas File System
13 1 (0.42%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 80 (33.33%) Puppet
2 56 (23.33%) Ansible
3 21 (8.75%) Opscode Chef
4 17 (7.08%) Nagios
5 10 (4.17%) Kibana
5 10 (4.17%) logstash
5 10 (4.17%) Oracle ZFS
6 9 (3.75%) BladeLogic
6 9 (3.75%) Terraform
7 8 (3.33%) Red Hat Satellite
7 8 (3.33%) SmokePing
8 6 (2.50%) Dollar Universe
8 6 (2.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 5 (2.08%) yum
10 4 (1.67%) EMC NetWorker
10 4 (1.67%) OpenNMS
10 4 (1.67%) ZABBIX
11 3 (1.25%) Rancher
12 2 (0.83%) CFEngine
12 2 (0.83%) vRealize
Vendors
1 80 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 65 (27.08%) Oracle
3 40 (16.67%) VMware
4 36 (15.00%) IBM
5 31 (12.92%) Veritas
6 28 (11.67%) Sun
7 20 (8.33%) SAP
8 15 (6.25%) Atlassian
9 13 (5.42%) HP
9 13 (5.42%) Splunk
10 11 (4.58%) Cisco
11 10 (4.17%) SolarWinds
11 10 (4.17%) TIBCO
12 9 (3.75%) F5
12 9 (3.75%) Google
13 5 (2.08%) EMC
14 4 (1.67%) BMC
14 4 (1.67%) PlateSpin
15 3 (1.25%) Microsoft
15 3 (1.25%) NetApp
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