Period
to 18 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Unix Engineer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 July 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
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 759 608 595
Rank change year-on-year -151 -13 +125
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Engineer 132 241 321
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.25% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.27% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 161 229
UK median daily rate £525 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +20.00% -16.67%
10th Percentile £321 £305 £277
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £411 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +9.67% +7.14% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 2
UK median hourly rate - £46.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +130.00% -33.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £39.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year - +97.50% -38.46%

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 98,167 90,219 104,724
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.86% 94.95% 95.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 64,297 58,469 68,118
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £619 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,167 2,926 3,153
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £19.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.06% -3.79% +11.06%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.38
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £47.39
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.77 £19.00
% change year-on-year -1.52% -6.47% +11.76%

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 18 July 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 18 July 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 -140 125 £525 +16.67% 22
London -85 78 £588 +17.50% 12
UK excluding London -77 56 £411 +9.67% 10
South East -18 18 £525 +31.25% 2
North of England -44 14 £450 +29.68% 5
Yorkshire -25 10 £450 +38.46% 2
South West +1 8 £313 -21.88%
East of England +8 5 £320 -32.91% 2
Midlands -29 5 £410 +9.33% 1
East Midlands -10 3 £410 +9.33%
Wales -11 3 £425 -2.86%
North West -28 3 £475 +40.74% 2
Scotland -48 3 £338 -0.74%
West Midlands -21 2 £335 -18.29% 1
North East -19 1 £510 +46.97% 1

Unix Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 July 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.

1 132 (100.00%) Unix
2 106 (80.30%) Linux
3 36 (27.27%) Red Hat
4 35 (26.52%) DevOps
5 34 (25.76%) Finance
6 33 (25.00%) Python
6 33 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 32 (24.24%) Solaris
8 30 (22.73%) Ansible
9 22 (16.67%) Perl
10 21 (15.91%) Docker
11 19 (14.39%) Jenkins
12 18 (13.64%) Java
13 17 (12.88%) Banking
13 17 (12.88%) Bitbucket
13 17 (12.88%) Artifactory
13 17 (12.88%) Capacity Management
14 16 (12.12%) Task Automation
15 15 (11.36%) Big Data
15 15 (11.36%) SC Cleared
15 15 (11.36%) Security Cleared
15 15 (11.36%) Amazon AWS
16 14 (10.61%) Agile Software Development
16 14 (10.61%) Git (software)
16 14 (10.61%) Bash Shell
16 14 (10.61%) Centrify
17 13 (9.85%) Shell Script
17 13 (9.85%) Configuration Management
17 13 (9.85%) SQL Server
17 13 (9.85%) LDAP

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 9 (6.82%) Confluence
2 8 (6.06%) Apache
3 6 (4.55%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (4.55%) WebLogic
4 5 (3.79%) Tomcat
5 4 (3.03%) JBoss
6 3 (2.27%) nginx
6 3 (2.27%) WebLogic Portal
7 2 (1.52%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.76%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.76%) Drupal
8 1 (0.76%) IIS
8 1 (0.76%) Liferay
8 1 (0.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.76%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 15 (11.36%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (6.06%) GitHub
3 6 (4.55%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 5 (3.79%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (3.79%) Amazon S3
4 5 (3.79%) AWS Lambda
4 5 (3.79%) CloudFront
4 5 (3.79%) Route 53
4 5 (3.79%) Serverless
4 5 (3.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 4 (3.03%) PaaS
6 3 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (1.52%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.76%) G Suite
8 1 (0.76%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.09%) TCP/IP
2 10 (7.58%) Firewall
2 10 (7.58%) Kerberos
2 10 (7.58%) SAN
2 10 (7.58%) SMS
3 8 (6.06%) SSL
4 4 (3.03%) DNS
5 3 (2.27%) DHCP
5 3 (2.27%) HTTP
5 3 (2.27%) SSH
6 2 (1.52%) FTP
6 2 (1.52%) VLAN
6 2 (1.52%) VPN
7 1 (0.76%) Internet
7 1 (0.76%) NAS
7 1 (0.76%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.76%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (11.36%) Big Data
2 13 (9.85%) SQL Server
3 6 (4.55%) MySQL
4 5 (3.79%) Amazon RDS
4 5 (3.79%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (2.27%) Amazon Redshift
5 3 (2.27%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.52%) Blockchain
7 1 (0.76%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.76%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 19 (14.39%) Jenkins
2 17 (12.88%) Artifactory
2 17 (12.88%) Bitbucket
3 14 (10.61%) Git (software)
4 12 (9.09%) JIRA
5 8 (6.06%) Maven
6 4 (3.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (3.03%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (2.27%) Cucumber
7 3 (2.27%) Gradle
7 3 (2.27%) JBehave
7 3 (2.27%) Selenium
7 3 (2.27%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.76%) Ant
8 1 (0.76%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.76%) Phabricator
8 1 (0.76%) Subversion
8 1 (0.76%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.76%) Vagrant
General
1 34 (25.76%) Finance
2 17 (12.88%) Banking
3 9 (6.82%) Investment Banking
4 6 (4.55%) Aerospace
5 5 (3.79%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.52%) Advertising
7 1 (0.76%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (9.85%) LDAP
2 5 (3.79%) Middleware
2 5 (3.79%) Regular Expression
3 4 (3.03%) Gherkin
3 4 (3.03%) Node.js
4 3 (2.27%) Elastic Stack
4 3 (2.27%) J2EE
4 3 (2.27%) Java EE
4 3 (2.27%) LAMP
5 2 (1.52%) .NET
5 2 (1.52%) HTML
5 2 (1.52%) Spring
6 1 (0.76%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (0.76%) JSON
6 1 (0.76%) POSIX
6 1 (0.76%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.76%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (0.76%) SOAP
6 1 (0.76%) WSDL
6 1 (0.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.58%) Analytical Skills
1 10 (7.58%) Data Centre
2 6 (4.55%) Fintech
3 4 (3.03%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (2.27%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.52%) Clustering
5 2 (1.52%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (0.76%) CMDB
6 1 (0.76%) EMC VNX
6 1 (0.76%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.76%) HACMP
6 1 (0.76%) iSeries
6 1 (0.76%) Replication
6 1 (0.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 132 (100.00%) Unix
2 106 (80.30%) Linux
3 33 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 32 (24.24%) Solaris
5 12 (9.09%) AIX
6 11 (8.33%) Windows
7 10 (7.58%) Ubuntu
8 6 (4.55%) HPUX
9 3 (2.27%) CentOS
9 3 (2.27%) SUSE
9 3 (2.27%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.76%) Debian
10 1 (0.76%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.76%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (26.52%) DevOps
2 17 (12.88%) Capacity Management
3 16 (12.12%) Task Automation
4 14 (10.61%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (9.85%) Configuration Management
6 10 (7.58%) ETL
6 10 (7.58%) Software Engineering
6 10 (7.58%) Test Automation
7 8 (6.06%) SDLC
8 7 (5.30%) Change Management
8 7 (5.30%) Unit Testing
9 6 (4.55%) Cybersecurity
9 6 (4.55%) ITIL
9 6 (4.55%) Load Balancing
9 6 (4.55%) Migration
9 6 (4.55%) Open Source
9 6 (4.55%) Software Testing
10 5 (3.79%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (3.79%) Project Management
11 4 (3.03%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 33 (25.00%) Python
2 22 (16.67%) Perl
3 18 (13.64%) Java
4 14 (10.61%) Bash Shell
5 13 (9.85%) Shell Script
6 12 (9.09%) SQL
7 7 (5.30%) C
7 7 (5.30%) C++
7 7 (5.30%) Embedded C
7 7 (5.30%) Embedded C++
8 6 (4.55%) Ruby
9 4 (3.03%) Korn
10 3 (2.27%) Java 8
10 3 (2.27%) R
11 2 (1.52%) Bourne shell
11 2 (1.52%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.76%) Elixir
12 1 (0.76%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 15 (11.36%) SC Cleared
1 15 (11.36%) Security Cleared
2 5 (3.79%) AWS Certification
3 3 (2.27%) Degree
4 1 (0.76%) MCSE
4 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.03%) QA
2 2 (1.52%) GCP
System Software
1 21 (15.91%) Docker
2 6 (4.55%) Virtual Servers
3 4 (3.03%) OpenAM
3 4 (3.03%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (2.27%) Firmware
4 3 (2.27%) flannel
4 3 (2.27%) NFS
4 3 (2.27%) OpenSSH
4 3 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.52%) Postfix
5 2 (1.52%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (1.52%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.52%) vSphere
6 1 (0.76%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.76%) etcd
6 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.76%) Oracle Clusterware
6 1 (0.76%) Veritas File System
6 1 (0.76%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 30 (22.73%) Ansible
2 10 (7.58%) Puppet
3 9 (6.82%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (5.30%) BladeLogic
5 6 (4.55%) Kubernetes
5 6 (4.55%) Terraform
6 3 (2.27%) Grafana
6 3 (2.27%) ITRS Geneos
6 3 (2.27%) logstash
6 3 (2.27%) Oracle ZFS
6 3 (2.27%) Rancher
7 2 (1.52%) collectd
7 2 (1.52%) Graphite
7 2 (1.52%) Kibana
7 2 (1.52%) Nagios
7 2 (1.52%) NetBackup
7 2 (1.52%) Prometheus
7 2 (1.52%) Red Hat Satellite
7 2 (1.52%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (1.52%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 36 (27.27%) Red Hat
2 14 (10.61%) Centrify
3 10 (7.58%) Oracle
4 8 (6.06%) Sun
5 6 (4.55%) Atlassian
5 6 (4.55%) Cloudera
5 6 (4.55%) Dell
5 6 (4.55%) HP
5 6 (4.55%) Veritas
5 6 (4.55%) VMware
6 5 (3.79%) MapR
6 5 (3.79%) Splunk
7 4 (3.03%) Hortonworks
7 4 (3.03%) NetApp
8 3 (2.27%) CyberArk
8 3 (2.27%) EMC
8 3 (2.27%) Google
8 3 (2.27%) Microsoft
9 2 (1.52%) F5
9 2 (1.52%) SolarWinds