Period
to 23 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Unix Engineer was £444 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 January 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
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 683 625 646
Rank change year-on-year -58 +21 +27
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Engineer 185 231 221
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.24% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.25% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 166 139
UK median daily rate £444 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.93% +3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £308 £300 £292
90th Percentile £613 £675 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £400
% change year-on-year - -6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 10 4
UK median hourly rate - £47.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +70.91% -11.72%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £36.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year - +33.64% -11.72%

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 95,342 91,100 101,599
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.78% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,328 59,471 64,808
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £260 £253 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,819 3,215 3,851
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.78% -5.26% +15.15%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year - -5.41% +12.74%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -60 173 £450 +7.78% 20
UK excluding London +18 106 £375 - 15
London -88 78 £505 +6.32% 5
North of England +40 34 £356 +2.67% 2
Midlands +37 34 £338 +12.50% 5
West Midlands +32 20 £375 +25.00% 4
North East +40 19 £325 -
South East -24 15 £463 +23.33% 4
East Midlands - 14 £325 - 1
South West +5 10 £400 +10.34% 2
Yorkshire +9 8 £425 +9.68% 1
North West +13 7 £450 +12.50% 1
Wales +15 6 £396 -11.94%
Scotland -27 6 £375 -6.25%
East of England -13 2 £475 +58.33% 2

Unix Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 185 (100.00%) Unix
2 154 (83.24%) Linux
3 87 (47.03%) Solaris
4 72 (38.92%) Red Hat
4 72 (38.92%) Security Cleared
5 63 (34.05%) Oracle
6 61 (32.97%) SC Cleared
7 58 (31.35%) AIX
8 53 (28.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 49 (26.49%) Perl
10 43 (23.24%) Python
10 43 (23.24%) Finance
11 42 (22.70%) SAN
12 40 (21.62%) Puppet
13 36 (19.46%) Apache
14 35 (18.92%) Shell Script
14 35 (18.92%) SUSE
15 34 (18.38%) Tomcat
16 31 (16.76%) Banking
17 30 (16.22%) TCP/IP
17 30 (16.22%) Bash Shell
18 29 (15.68%) Sun
19 28 (15.14%) Firewall
19 28 (15.14%) HPUX
19 28 (15.14%) Windows
20 27 (14.59%) JBoss
20 27 (14.59%) Amazon AWS
20 27 (14.59%) DevOps
21 25 (13.51%) VMware
22 24 (12.97%) IBM

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 36 (19.46%) Apache
2 34 (18.38%) Tomcat
3 27 (14.59%) JBoss
4 17 (9.19%) WebLogic
5 16 (8.65%) iPlanet
5 16 (8.65%) Oracle Application Server
6 8 (4.32%) OpenStack
7 6 (3.24%) IIS
7 6 (3.24%) MQSeries
8 5 (2.70%) Confluence
8 5 (2.70%) SAS
8 5 (2.70%) WebSphere
9 4 (2.16%) MS Exchange
9 4 (2.16%) SharePoint
10 3 (1.62%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (1.62%) WebLogic Portal
11 2 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2000
11 2 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (1.08%) Exchange Server 5.5
11 2 (1.08%) nginx
Applications
1 4 (2.16%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.62%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.54%) HipChat
3 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.54%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (3.24%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 4 (2.16%) SAP ERP
3 2 (1.08%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.54%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 27 (14.59%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (8.65%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.62%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (1.62%) PaaS
5 2 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.08%) BrowserStack
5 2 (1.08%) Office 365
5 2 (1.08%) SaaS
5 2 (1.08%) Sauce Labs
6 1 (0.54%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.54%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.54%) IaaS
6 1 (0.54%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 42 (22.70%) SAN
2 30 (16.22%) TCP/IP
3 28 (15.14%) Firewall
4 21 (11.35%) DNS
5 13 (7.03%) DHCP
6 8 (4.32%) NAS
7 6 (3.24%) FCoE
7 6 (3.24%) Fibre Channel
7 6 (3.24%) iSCSI
7 6 (3.24%) WAN
8 5 (2.70%) HTTP
8 5 (2.70%) SMS
8 5 (2.70%) tcpdump
8 5 (2.70%) VLAN
8 5 (2.70%) Wireshark
9 4 (2.16%) SMTP
9 4 (2.16%) snoop
9 4 (2.16%) VPN
10 3 (1.62%) Intranet
10 3 (1.62%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.49%) MySQL
2 11 (5.95%) Oracle Database
3 6 (3.24%) Relational Database
4 5 (2.70%) MongoDB
5 4 (2.16%) Hadoop
5 4 (2.16%) NoSQL
5 4 (2.16%) RDBMS
5 4 (2.16%) Redis
5 4 (2.16%) SQL Server
6 3 (1.62%) Big Data
6 3 (1.62%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (1.62%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.62%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 2 (1.08%) SAP HANA
8 1 (0.54%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.54%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.54%) Impala
8 1 (0.54%) MarkLogic
8 1 (0.54%) Riak
Development Applications
1 12 (6.49%) Git (software)
2 11 (5.95%) Jenkins
3 9 (4.86%) JIRA
4 6 (3.24%) Maven
5 5 (2.70%) JMeter
5 5 (2.70%) TeamCity
6 3 (1.62%) Selenium
6 3 (1.62%) Subversion
6 3 (1.62%) Toad
7 2 (1.08%) Appium
7 2 (1.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (1.08%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.08%) Gradle
7 2 (1.08%) JBehave
7 2 (1.08%) JUnit
7 2 (1.08%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (1.08%) TestNG
7 2 (1.08%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.54%) GitLab
8 1 (0.54%) Zephyr
General
1 43 (23.24%) Finance
2 31 (16.76%) Banking
3 10 (5.41%) Investment Banking
4 4 (2.16%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.62%) Electronics
6 2 (1.08%) Hindi Language
6 2 (1.08%) Japanese Language
6 2 (1.08%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.08%) Marketing
7 1 (0.54%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.54%) Front Office
7 1 (0.54%) Local Government
7 1 (0.54%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (8.65%) J2EE
2 9 (4.86%) LDAP
3 7 (3.78%) Middleware
3 7 (3.78%) Web Services
4 5 (2.70%) .NET
4 5 (2.70%) LAMP
5 4 (2.16%) Spring
6 3 (1.62%) HTML
6 3 (1.62%) REST
6 3 (1.62%) RESTful
6 3 (1.62%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (1.08%) FIX Protocol
7 2 (1.08%) Hibernate
7 2 (1.08%) JDBC
7 2 (1.08%) Node.js
7 2 (1.08%) PicoContainer
8 1 (0.54%) Ajax
8 1 (0.54%) Java EE
8 1 (0.54%) jQuery
8 1 (0.54%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 21 (11.35%) Clustering
2 19 (10.27%) Data Centre
3 16 (8.65%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.78%) Driving Licence
5 5 (2.70%) HACMP
5 5 (2.70%) Hedge funds
5 5 (2.70%) LPAR
6 4 (2.16%) EMC VMAX
6 4 (2.16%) PKI
7 2 (1.08%) Cloud Native
7 2 (1.08%) DataPower
7 2 (1.08%) Enterprise Cloud
7 2 (1.08%) User Experience
8 1 (0.54%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.54%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.54%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.54%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.54%) Replication
8 1 (0.54%) Smart Energy
8 1 (0.54%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 185 (100.00%) Unix
2 154 (83.24%) Linux
3 87 (47.03%) Solaris
4 58 (31.35%) AIX
5 53 (28.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 35 (18.92%) SUSE
7 28 (15.14%) HPUX
7 28 (15.14%) Windows
8 10 (5.41%) Oracle Linux
8 10 (5.41%) Windows Server
9 8 (4.32%) CentOS
10 4 (2.16%) SmartOS
11 2 (1.08%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.54%) Debian
12 1 (0.54%) FreeBSD
12 1 (0.54%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (14.59%) DevOps
2 22 (11.89%) Load Balancing
2 22 (11.89%) Migration
3 21 (11.35%) High Availability
4 19 (10.27%) Disaster Recovery
5 16 (8.65%) ITIL
6 15 (8.11%) Open Source
7 14 (7.57%) Server Building
7 14 (7.57%) Service Delivery
8 11 (5.95%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (5.41%) Configuration Management
9 10 (5.41%) Continuous Delivery
9 10 (5.41%) Investment Management
9 10 (5.41%) Root Cause Analysis
10 9 (4.86%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (4.32%) Unit Testing
12 7 (3.78%) Change Management
13 6 (3.24%) Scrum
14 5 (2.70%) Compatibility Testing
14 5 (2.70%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 49 (26.49%) Perl
2 43 (23.24%) Python
3 35 (18.92%) Shell Script
4 30 (16.22%) Bash Shell
5 17 (9.19%) Ruby
6 14 (7.57%) Korn
7 13 (7.03%) Java
8 12 (6.49%) SQL
9 10 (5.41%) PHP
10 9 (4.86%) C-shell
11 8 (4.32%) JavaScript
12 5 (2.70%) C++
13 4 (2.16%) Groovy
14 2 (1.08%) C
14 2 (1.08%) C#
14 2 (1.08%) Go
14 2 (1.08%) PowerShell
15 1 (0.54%) Embedded C
15 1 (0.54%) Embedded C++
15 1 (0.54%) Jython
Qualifications
1 72 (38.92%) Security Cleared
2 61 (32.97%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.24%) DV Cleared
4 4 (2.16%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (1.62%) Degree
6 2 (1.08%) RHCE
6 2 (1.08%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.54%) IBM Certification
7 1 (0.54%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.54%) RHCA
7 1 (0.54%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.78%) QA
2 3 (1.62%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (1.62%) SLA
3 1 (0.54%) GCP
System Software
1 12 (6.49%) Samba
1 12 (6.49%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 11 (5.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (5.41%) Docker
3 10 (5.41%) NFS
4 9 (4.86%) iptables
4 9 (4.86%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (4.32%) KVM
6 6 (3.24%) Active Directory
6 6 (3.24%) Hyper-V
6 6 (3.24%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 5 (2.70%) Postfix
7 5 (2.70%) PowerHA
7 5 (2.70%) Sendmail
8 4 (2.16%) Xen
9 3 (1.62%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (1.08%) vSphere
11 1 (0.54%) HDFS
11 1 (0.54%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 40 (21.62%) Puppet
2 23 (12.43%) Ansible
3 16 (8.65%) NetBackup
4 13 (7.03%) BladeLogic
4 13 (7.03%) Nagios
5 11 (5.95%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (2.16%) Backup Exec
6 4 (2.16%) ITRS Geneos
7 3 (1.62%) EMC NetWorker
7 3 (1.62%) Kubernetes
7 3 (1.62%) OpenView
7 3 (1.62%) Rancher
8 2 (1.08%) Cobbler
8 2 (1.08%) Red Hat Satellite
8 2 (1.08%) Tivoli
8 2 (1.08%) vCenter Server
9 1 (0.54%) Docker Swarm
9 1 (0.54%) Failover Clustering
9 1 (0.54%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 1 (0.54%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 72 (38.92%) Red Hat
2 63 (34.05%) Oracle
3 29 (15.68%) Sun
4 25 (13.51%) VMware
5 24 (12.97%) HP
5 24 (12.97%) IBM
6 21 (11.35%) Veritas
7 18 (9.73%) F5
8 16 (8.65%) Cisco
9 10 (5.41%) Splunk
10 8 (4.32%) EMC
10 8 (4.32%) SAP
11 6 (3.24%) PlateSpin
12 5 (2.70%) ArcSight
12 5 (2.70%) Microsoft
12 5 (2.70%) SolarWinds
12 5 (2.70%) Symantec
13 4 (2.16%) Atlassian
14 3 (1.62%) Borland
14 3 (1.62%) Remedy