Period
to 22 April 2018

The median contractor rate for a Unix Engineer was £490 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 April 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
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 744 638 586
Rank change year-on-year -106 -52 +78
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Engineer 138 198 287
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.22% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.23% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 139 214
UK median daily rate £490 £435 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.64% +16.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £350 £305 £280
90th Percentile £638 £675 £531
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.07% +0.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 14 2
UK median hourly rate - £47.00 £36.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +29.43% +18.77%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £36.31

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 96,020 87,286 101,437
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.93% 94.87% 95.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,185 56,704 65,420
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £258 £250
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +2.50% +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,954 3,007 3,326
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.93 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.27% -2.92% +14.71%
10th Percentile £10.80 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.56 £48.75 £48.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -2.78% -5.26% +15.15%

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 22 April 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 22 April 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 -85 127 £500 +12.68% 17
London -104 71 £550 +10.00% 11
UK excluding London -36 65 £400 +6.67% 7
North of England -19 19 £425 +13.33% 1
South East -20 18 £438 +16.67% 3
Midlands -1 12 £375 +25.00% 1
Yorkshire -7 11 £413 +22.22%
Wales -6 8 £396 -22.68% 1
East Midlands +4 6 £375 - 1
West Midlands 0 6 - -
North East +31 5 £383 -12.57% 1
South West +8 5 £403 +34.17% 1
North West -18 3 £450 +28.57%
Scotland -49 2 £338 -15.63%
East of England - 1 - -

Unix Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 April 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.

1 138 (100.00%) Unix
2 111 (80.43%) Linux
3 44 (31.88%) Finance
4 43 (31.16%) Red Hat
5 41 (29.71%) Solaris
6 40 (28.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 34 (24.64%) Python
7 34 (24.64%) DevOps
8 31 (22.46%) Security Cleared
9 30 (21.74%) Perl
10 29 (21.01%) SC Cleared
11 25 (18.12%) Bash Shell
11 25 (18.12%) Amazon AWS
11 25 (18.12%) Banking
12 24 (17.39%) Puppet
12 24 (17.39%) Ansible
13 22 (15.94%) AIX
14 20 (14.49%) Oracle
14 20 (14.49%) SAN
15 18 (13.04%) TCP/IP
15 18 (13.04%) Jenkins
16 15 (10.87%) Apache
17 14 (10.14%) Ruby
17 14 (10.14%) Analytical Skills
18 13 (9.42%) Investment Banking
18 13 (9.42%) Configuration Management
19 12 (8.70%) Shell Script
19 12 (8.70%) MySQL
19 12 (8.70%) Java
19 12 (8.70%) Sun

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 15 (10.87%) Apache
2 10 (7.25%) Tomcat
3 6 (4.35%) JBoss
4 5 (3.62%) MS Exchange
5 4 (2.90%) WebLogic
6 3 (2.17%) nginx
7 2 (1.45%) Confluence
7 2 (1.45%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2000
7 2 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.45%) Exchange Server 5.5
7 2 (1.45%) iPlanet
7 2 (1.45%) Oracle Application Server
7 2 (1.45%) SAS
7 2 (1.45%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (0.72%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.72%) Drupal
8 1 (0.72%) IIS
8 1 (0.72%) Liferay
Applications
1 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.72%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.17%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (0.72%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 25 (18.12%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 3 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (2.17%) GitHub
3 3 (2.17%) PaaS
4 2 (1.45%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.45%) Amazon S3
4 2 (1.45%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (1.45%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (1.45%) BrowserStack
4 2 (1.45%) CloudFront
4 2 (1.45%) Route 53
4 2 (1.45%) Sauce Labs
4 2 (1.45%) Serverless
4 2 (1.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 20 (14.49%) SAN
2 18 (13.04%) TCP/IP
3 11 (7.97%) Firewall
3 11 (7.97%) SMS
4 8 (5.80%) DHCP
4 8 (5.80%) SSL
5 7 (5.07%) DNS
5 7 (5.07%) VLAN
6 5 (3.62%) VPN
7 3 (2.17%) HTTP
7 3 (2.17%) Kerberos
7 3 (2.17%) SSH
8 2 (1.45%) FCoE
8 2 (1.45%) iSCSI
8 2 (1.45%) Network Security
8 2 (1.45%) WAN
8 2 (1.45%) X.500
9 1 (0.72%) 4G
9 1 (0.72%) HSRP
9 1 (0.72%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.70%) MySQL
2 5 (3.62%) Big Data
2 5 (3.62%) MongoDB
2 5 (3.62%) Oracle Database
3 4 (2.90%) Redis
4 3 (2.17%) SAP HANA
4 3 (2.17%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.45%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (1.45%) Blockchain
5 2 (1.45%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.72%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.72%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (13.04%) Jenkins
2 12 (8.70%) Git (software)
3 9 (6.52%) Maven
4 7 (5.07%) JIRA
5 6 (4.35%) TeamCity
6 5 (3.62%) Artifactory
7 4 (2.90%) Selenium
7 4 (2.90%) Sonatype Nexus
7 4 (2.90%) Subversion
8 3 (2.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (2.17%) Bitbucket
8 3 (2.17%) Cucumber
8 3 (2.17%) Gradle
8 3 (2.17%) JBehave
8 3 (2.17%) JMeter
8 3 (2.17%) WebDriver
9 2 (1.45%) Appium
9 2 (1.45%) JUnit
9 2 (1.45%) TestNG
10 1 (0.72%) GitLab
General
1 44 (31.88%) Finance
2 25 (18.12%) Banking
3 13 (9.42%) Investment Banking
4 6 (4.35%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.45%) Advertising
6 1 (0.72%) Electronics
6 1 (0.72%) Front Office
6 1 (0.72%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.80%) LAMP
2 7 (5.07%) LDAP
3 6 (4.35%) Web Services
4 5 (3.62%) Middleware
4 5 (3.62%) Regular Expression
5 3 (2.17%) Node.js
5 3 (2.17%) Spring
6 2 (1.45%) .NET
6 2 (1.45%) J2EE
6 2 (1.45%) JDBC
6 2 (1.45%) PicoContainer
6 2 (1.45%) REST
6 2 (1.45%) RESTful
7 1 (0.72%) Gherkin
7 1 (0.72%) Kafka
7 1 (0.72%) LEMP Stack
7 1 (0.72%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (0.72%) Sensu
7 1 (0.72%) Spring Boot
7 1 (0.72%) Spring Cloud
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.14%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.80%) Clustering
3 6 (4.35%) Driving Licence
3 6 (4.35%) HACMP
4 5 (3.62%) Data Centre
4 5 (3.62%) Hedge funds
4 5 (3.62%) LPAR
5 3 (2.17%) Fintech
5 3 (2.17%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.45%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (1.45%) PKI
6 2 (1.45%) User Experience
7 1 (0.72%) CMDB
7 1 (0.72%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.72%) DataPower
7 1 (0.72%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.72%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 138 (100.00%) Unix
2 111 (80.43%) Linux
3 41 (29.71%) Solaris
4 40 (28.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 22 (15.94%) AIX
6 11 (7.97%) HPUX
7 9 (6.52%) CentOS
8 8 (5.80%) Windows
9 7 (5.07%) Windows Server
10 6 (4.35%) SUSE
11 4 (2.90%) SmartOS
12 3 (2.17%) Ubuntu
13 2 (1.45%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.72%) Debian
14 1 (0.72%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.72%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
14 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (24.64%) DevOps
2 13 (9.42%) Configuration Management
3 12 (8.70%) Server Building
4 11 (7.97%) Migration
5 10 (7.25%) Problem-Solving
6 8 (5.80%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (5.80%) Continuous Delivery
6 8 (5.80%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (5.80%) High Availability
7 7 (5.07%) Cybersecurity
7 7 (5.07%) Load Balancing
7 7 (5.07%) Task Automation
8 6 (4.35%) Test Automation
9 5 (3.62%) Change Management
9 5 (3.62%) Deployment Automation
9 5 (3.62%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (3.62%) Investment Management
9 5 (3.62%) Root Cause Analysis
9 5 (3.62%) Software Testing
9 5 (3.62%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (24.64%) Python
2 30 (21.74%) Perl
3 25 (18.12%) Bash Shell
4 14 (10.14%) Ruby
5 12 (8.70%) Java
5 12 (8.70%) Shell Script
6 7 (5.07%) SQL
7 6 (4.35%) PHP
8 4 (2.90%) Groovy
8 4 (2.90%) Korn
9 2 (1.45%) Bourne shell
9 2 (1.45%) C++
9 2 (1.45%) C-shell
9 2 (1.45%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.72%) C
10 1 (0.72%) Elixir
10 1 (0.72%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.72%) Embedded C++
10 1 (0.72%) Erlang
10 1 (0.72%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 31 (22.46%) Security Cleared
2 29 (21.01%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.90%) Degree
4 3 (2.17%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.45%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.72%) RHCE
6 1 (0.72%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.35%) QA
2 2 (1.45%) SLA
3 1 (0.72%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 9 (6.52%) Docker
2 8 (5.80%) NFS
3 7 (5.07%) Postfix
3 7 (5.07%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (3.62%) iptables
4 5 (3.62%) PowerHA
4 5 (3.62%) Sendmail
4 5 (3.62%) Virtual Servers
5 4 (2.90%) KVM
5 4 (2.90%) OpenAM
5 4 (2.90%) Samba
5 4 (2.90%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 4 (2.90%) Xen
6 3 (2.17%) Firmware
6 3 (2.17%) flannel
6 3 (2.17%) OpenSSH
6 3 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.45%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1 (0.72%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 24 (17.39%) Ansible
1 24 (17.39%) Puppet
2 11 (7.97%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (6.52%) Nagios
4 4 (2.90%) BladeLogic
4 4 (2.90%) EMC NetWorker
5 3 (2.17%) Kubernetes
5 3 (2.17%) Single Sign-On
5 3 (2.17%) Terraform
5 3 (2.17%) vCenter Server
6 2 (1.45%) logstash
6 2 (1.45%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.45%) Prometheus
6 2 (1.45%) Red Hat Satellite
6 2 (1.45%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 1 (0.72%) Graylog
7 1 (0.72%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.72%) SELinux
7 1 (0.72%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.72%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 43 (31.16%) Red Hat
2 20 (14.49%) Oracle
3 12 (8.70%) Sun
4 11 (7.97%) HP
5 10 (7.25%) Centrify
5 10 (7.25%) IBM
5 10 (7.25%) Veritas
6 9 (6.52%) VMware
7 7 (5.07%) SolarWinds
8 6 (4.35%) Dell
8 6 (4.35%) Splunk
9 5 (3.62%) F5
10 4 (2.90%) EMC
11 3 (2.17%) Cisco
11 3 (2.17%) hybris
11 3 (2.17%) MapR
11 3 (2.17%) Microsoft
11 3 (2.17%) Remedy
11 3 (2.17%) SAP
12 2 (1.45%) Hortonworks