Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Unix Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 636 658 687
Rank change year-on-year +22 +29 -30
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Engineer 246 238 205
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.23% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.24% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 168 115
UK median daily rate £425 £380 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.84% -5.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £305 £299 £288
90th Percentile £588 £638 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £355
% change year-on-year +2.04% +3.59% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 4
UK median hourly rate £39.50 £34.60 £33.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.18% +2.50% +12.50%
10th Percentile £37.25 £17.50 £19.85
90th Percentile £41.75 £53.43 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £20.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year +97.50% -40.74% +12.50%

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 96141 99356 108750
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.76% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 63392 64835 69190
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +2.17% +4.41% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2869 3292 4137
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.38 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 19 November 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 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 19 November 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
England +33 235 £428 +12.50% 12
UK excluding London +30 141 £375 +2.04% 8
London -25 104 £500 -14.89% 5
Midlands +75 48 £375 -23.08% 1
North of England +41 47 £333 +9.02% 2
North East +48 32 £330 +11.86%
East Midlands - 32 £375 -
South East -9 19 £450 +14.29% 3
West Midlands +42 15 £393 -19.49% 1
South West +9 14 £400 +6.67%
Yorkshire +24 8 £425 +9.68% 1
Scotland -13 8 £363 -3.33%
North West +26 7 £425 +17.24% 1
Wales +16 3 £363 -7.94% 1
East of England -16 3 £430 +43.33% 1

Unix Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 246 (100.00%) Unix
2 220 (89.43%) Linux
3 130 (52.85%) Solaris
4 113 (45.93%) Oracle
5 102 (41.46%) Security Cleared
6 93 (37.80%) Red Hat
7 84 (34.15%) AIX
7 84 (34.15%) SC Cleared
8 74 (30.08%) Perl
9 69 (28.05%) Firewall
10 65 (26.42%) Sun
11 64 (26.02%) Puppet
12 62 (25.20%) SAN
13 60 (24.39%) Python
14 57 (23.17%) Tomcat
14 57 (23.17%) Finance
15 56 (22.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 54 (21.95%) Apache
17 51 (20.73%) SUSE
18 48 (19.51%) TCP/IP
19 47 (19.11%) JBoss
20 45 (18.29%) Veritas
21 44 (17.89%) Windows
22 43 (17.48%) Korn
23 42 (17.07%) VMware
24 41 (16.67%) DevOps
25 40 (16.26%) Load Balancing
26 39 (15.85%) HPUX
27 38 (15.45%) WebLogic
28 37 (15.04%) Shell Script

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 57 (23.17%) Tomcat
2 54 (21.95%) Apache
3 47 (19.11%) JBoss
4 38 (15.45%) WebLogic
5 34 (13.82%) iPlanet
6 32 (13.01%) Oracle Application Server
7 15 (6.10%) OpenStack
8 10 (4.07%) IIS
8 10 (4.07%) MQSeries
9 8 (3.25%) SharePoint
10 7 (2.85%) BizTalk Server
10 7 (2.85%) WebLogic Portal
11 5 (2.03%) Confluence
11 5 (2.03%) nginx
11 5 (2.03%) WebSphere
12 3 (1.22%) SAS
13 2 (0.81%) MS Exchange
14 1 (0.41%) OpenROAD
14 1 (0.41%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 1 (0.41%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 8 (3.25%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (2.85%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.41%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 23 (9.35%) SAP ERP
2 17 (6.91%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 20 (8.13%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (5.69%) Cloud Computing
3 8 (3.25%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.22%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (1.22%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (1.22%) Office 365
5 2 (0.81%) GitHub
5 2 (0.81%) IaaS
5 2 (0.81%) OpenShift
5 2 (0.81%) SaaS
6 1 (0.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.41%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.41%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.41%) BrowserStack
6 1 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.41%) PaaS
6 1 (0.41%) Sauce Labs
6 1 (0.41%) Serverless
6 1 (0.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 69 (28.05%) Firewall
2 62 (25.20%) SAN
3 48 (19.51%) TCP/IP
4 29 (11.79%) DNS
5 19 (7.72%) NAS
6 16 (6.50%) LDAP
7 11 (4.47%) DHCP
8 9 (3.66%) FCoE
8 9 (3.66%) iSCSI
9 8 (3.25%) WAN
10 6 (2.44%) Fibre Channel
11 5 (2.03%) HTTP
11 5 (2.03%) SSH
11 5 (2.03%) tcpdump
11 5 (2.03%) Wireshark
12 4 (1.63%) SMS
12 4 (1.63%) SMTP
12 4 (1.63%) snoop
13 3 (1.22%) OpenLDAP
13 3 (1.22%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (9.35%) Oracle Database
2 9 (3.66%) SQL Server
3 8 (3.25%) MySQL
3 8 (3.25%) NoSQL
4 7 (2.85%) Relational Database
5 5 (2.03%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (1.63%) RDBMS
7 3 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (1.22%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 2 (0.81%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (0.81%) Big Data
8 2 (0.81%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.81%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.41%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.41%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.41%) Impala
9 1 (0.41%) Ingres
9 1 (0.41%) MarkLogic
9 1 (0.41%) Riak
Development Applications
1 19 (7.72%) Jenkins
2 17 (6.91%) Git (software)
3 14 (5.69%) JIRA
4 11 (4.47%) Maven
5 10 (4.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 9 (3.66%) Bitbucket
7 8 (3.25%) ClearCase
8 6 (2.44%) JMeter
9 3 (1.22%) Toad
10 2 (0.81%) Selenium
10 2 (0.81%) Sonatype Nexus
11 1 (0.41%) Appium
11 1 (0.41%) Cucumber
11 1 (0.41%) Gradle
11 1 (0.41%) JBehave
11 1 (0.41%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.41%) TestNG
11 1 (0.41%) Vagrant
11 1 (0.41%) WebDriver
11 1 (0.41%) Zephyr
General
1 57 (23.17%) Finance
2 30 (12.20%) Banking
3 12 (4.88%) Investment Banking
4 9 (3.66%) Manufacturing
5 8 (3.25%) Telecoms
6 7 (2.85%) Electronics
6 7 (2.85%) Marketing
7 2 (0.81%) Hindi Language
7 2 (0.81%) Japanese Language
8 1 (0.41%) Back Office
8 1 (0.41%) Law
8 1 (0.41%) Local Government
8 1 (0.41%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (13.82%) J2EE
2 7 (2.85%) .NET
3 6 (2.44%) Middleware
4 4 (1.63%) Elastic Stack
4 4 (1.63%) Kafka
5 3 (1.22%) HTML
5 3 (1.22%) LAMP
5 3 (1.22%) RESTful
5 3 (1.22%) Spring
5 3 (1.22%) Web Services
5 3 (1.22%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (0.81%) FIX Protocol
6 2 (0.81%) Hibernate
6 2 (0.81%) REST
7 1 (0.41%) EJB 3.0
7 1 (0.41%) JPA
7 1 (0.41%) Natural Language Processing
7 1 (0.41%) Node.js
7 1 (0.41%) Regular Expression
7 1 (0.41%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 33 (13.41%) Data Centre
2 31 (12.60%) Clustering
3 12 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (2.44%) Fixed Income
4 6 (2.44%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (1.63%) EMC VMAX
6 2 (0.81%) Cloud Native
6 2 (0.81%) Driving Licence
6 2 (0.81%) Enterprise Cloud
6 2 (0.81%) Grid Computing
6 2 (0.81%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (0.81%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.81%) PKI
7 1 (0.41%) EMC VNX
7 1 (0.41%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.41%) Replication
7 1 (0.41%) Smart Energy
7 1 (0.41%) User Experience
7 1 (0.41%) VAX
7 1 (0.41%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 246 (100.00%) Unix
2 220 (89.43%) Linux
3 130 (52.85%) Solaris
4 84 (34.15%) AIX
5 56 (22.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 51 (20.73%) SUSE
7 44 (17.89%) Windows
8 39 (15.85%) HPUX
9 13 (5.28%) Windows Server
10 9 (3.66%) Oracle Linux
11 5 (2.03%) CentOS
12 3 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (1.22%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.81%) Debian
13 2 (0.81%) FreeBSD
13 2 (0.81%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.41%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.41%) Tru64
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (16.67%) DevOps
2 40 (16.26%) Load Balancing
3 36 (14.63%) Disaster Recovery
4 33 (13.41%) Migration
5 32 (13.01%) ITIL
6 31 (12.60%) High Availability
7 23 (9.35%) ERP
8 17 (6.91%) Agile Software Development
8 17 (6.91%) Continuous Integration
9 16 (6.50%) Open Source
10 12 (4.88%) Service Delivery
10 12 (4.88%) Unit Testing
11 10 (4.07%) Configuration Management
12 9 (3.66%) Investment Management
12 9 (3.66%) OO
12 9 (3.66%) Procure-to-Pay
13 8 (3.25%) Web Operations
14 7 (2.85%) Problem Management
14 7 (2.85%) Root Cause Analysis
14 7 (2.85%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 74 (30.08%) Perl
2 60 (24.39%) Python
3 43 (17.48%) Korn
4 37 (15.04%) Shell Script
5 26 (10.57%) Bash Shell
6 19 (7.72%) Java
7 18 (7.32%) SQL
8 15 (6.10%) C-shell
9 13 (5.28%) Ruby
10 8 (3.25%) PHP
11 6 (2.44%) JavaScript
11 6 (2.44%) PL/SQL
12 5 (2.03%) PowerShell
13 3 (1.22%) C
13 3 (1.22%) C++
14 2 (0.81%) C#
14 2 (0.81%) Go
14 2 (0.81%) VBScript
15 1 (0.41%) Ingres ABF
15 1 (0.41%) sed
Qualifications
1 102 (41.46%) Security Cleared
2 84 (34.15%) SC Cleared
3 6 (2.44%) DV Cleared
4 5 (2.03%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.81%) RHCE
5 2 (0.81%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.41%) CCNA
6 1 (0.41%) CCSA
6 1 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.41%) CISM
6 1 (0.41%) CISSP
6 1 (0.41%) Degree
6 1 (0.41%) IBM Certification
6 1 (0.41%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.41%) JNCIA
6 1 (0.41%) RHCA
6 1 (0.41%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.03%) QA
2 3 (1.22%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.81%) SLA
4 1 (0.41%) GCP
4 1 (0.41%) MiFID
System Software
1 27 (10.98%) Virtual Machines
2 25 (10.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (9.76%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 19 (7.72%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 17 (6.91%) Hyper-V
6 16 (6.50%) Samba
7 15 (6.10%) KVM
8 14 (5.69%) Docker
9 11 (4.47%) Active Directory
10 10 (4.07%) NFS
11 7 (2.85%) Oracle RAC
12 6 (2.44%) iptables
13 3 (1.22%) vSphere
14 2 (0.81%) GPFS
14 2 (0.81%) Postfix
14 2 (0.81%) Sendmail
14 2 (0.81%) Virtual Servers
15 1 (0.41%) HDFS
15 1 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
15 1 (0.41%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 64 (26.02%) Puppet
2 30 (12.20%) Ansible
3 21 (8.54%) BladeLogic
4 15 (6.10%) NetBackup
5 12 (4.88%) Nagios
5 12 (4.88%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (4.47%) Terraform
7 7 (2.85%) OpenView
8 6 (2.44%) Rancher
9 4 (1.63%) Backup Exec
9 4 (1.63%) ITRS Geneos
10 3 (1.22%) Cobbler
10 3 (1.22%) Kubernetes
11 2 (0.81%) SELinux
11 2 (0.81%) ZABBIX
12 1 (0.41%) AirWatch
12 1 (0.41%) CFEngine
12 1 (0.41%) EMC NetWorker
12 1 (0.41%) Hadoop YARN
12 1 (0.41%) Mesos
Vendors
1 113 (45.93%) Oracle
2 93 (37.80%) Red Hat
3 65 (26.42%) Sun
4 45 (18.29%) Veritas
5 42 (17.07%) VMware
6 33 (13.41%) F5
6 33 (13.41%) IBM
7 32 (13.01%) Cisco
8 31 (12.60%) SAP
9 30 (12.20%) HP
10 17 (6.91%) PlateSpin
11 15 (6.10%) Splunk
12 8 (3.25%) BMC
13 7 (2.85%) Cognos
13 7 (2.85%) EMC
13 7 (2.85%) Opsware
14 6 (2.44%) Google
15 5 (2.03%) ArcSight
15 5 (2.03%) Borland
15 5 (2.03%) Symantec