Period
to 21 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Unix Linux Engineer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 October 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/Linux Engineer
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 818 798 809
Rank change year-on-year -20 +11 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Linux Engineer 61 84 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.060% 0.085% 0.081%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.063% 0.089% 0.085%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 53 53
UK median daily rate £525 £513 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +28.13% -4.48%
10th Percentile £306 £303 £320
90th Percentile £625 £660 £620
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £388 £388
% change year-on-year +5.81% - -3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 96,952 94,329 100,711
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.95% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,720 61,949 65,599
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £268 £263 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,111 2,809 3,298
UK median hourly rate £17.71 £18.70 £18.26
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.29% +2.40% +1.46%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.78% +2.86% -

Unix Linux Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Unix Linux Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Unix Linux Engineer in the UK

Unix Linux Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Unix Linux Engineer.

Contractor daily rate trend for Unix Linux Engineer in the UK

Unix Linux Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unix Linux Engineer over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unix Linux Engineer in the UK

Unix Linux Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix Linux Engineer.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix Linux Engineer in the UK

Unix Linux Engineer
Top 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix Linux Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 21 October 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 -26 56 £538 +3.71% 7
London -33 35 £600 +10.34% 1
UK excluding London -26 29 £410 +5.81% 8
South East -12 12 £525 +16.67%
South West -17 8 £313 +160.42% 2
Scotland -21 4 £390 +11.43% 1
East Midlands +10 2 £410 -6.82%
Midlands -20 2 £410 -6.82%
East of England +8 1 £363 -32.50% 3
Yorkshire -23 1 - - 1
North of England -35 1 - - 1
Wales - 1 £425 - 1

Unix Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, Unix Linux 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 Linux Engineer in the job title.

1 61 (100.00%) Unix
1 61 (100.00%) Linux
2 24 (39.34%) DevOps
3 23 (37.70%) Ansible
4 22 (36.07%) Docker
5 21 (34.43%) Red Hat
6 20 (32.79%) Python
7 16 (26.23%) SQL Server
7 16 (26.23%) Capacity Management
8 15 (24.59%) Bitbucket
8 15 (24.59%) Artifactory
9 14 (22.95%) Java
10 12 (19.67%) ETL
10 12 (19.67%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (19.67%) Task Automation
10 12 (19.67%) Centrify
11 11 (18.03%) Big Data
11 11 (18.03%) Git (software)
11 11 (18.03%) Amazon AWS
11 11 (18.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 11 (18.03%) Perl
12 10 (16.39%) Kerberos
12 10 (16.39%) LDAP
12 10 (16.39%) Ubuntu
12 10 (16.39%) Jenkins
13 9 (14.75%) Software Engineering
13 9 (14.75%) Finance
13 9 (14.75%) Firewall
14 8 (13.11%) Solaris
14 8 (13.11%) JIRA

Unix Linux 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 7 (11.48%) Confluence
2 4 (6.56%) Apache
3 3 (4.92%) JBoss
4 2 (3.28%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.64%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.64%) GlassFish
5 1 (1.64%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 11 (18.03%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (9.84%) PaaS
3 5 (8.20%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (4.92%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 3 (4.92%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (4.92%) Amazon S3
4 3 (4.92%) AWS Lambda
4 3 (4.92%) CloudFront
4 3 (4.92%) GitHub
4 3 (4.92%) Route 53
4 3 (4.92%) Serverless
4 3 (4.92%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (1.64%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (1.64%) IaaS
6 1 (1.64%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 10 (16.39%) Kerberos
2 9 (14.75%) Firewall
3 6 (9.84%) DNS
3 6 (9.84%) TCP/IP
4 4 (6.56%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (6.56%) SSL
5 2 (3.28%) iSCSI
5 2 (3.28%) SAN
5 2 (3.28%) WAN
6 1 (1.64%) DAB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (26.23%) SQL Server
2 11 (18.03%) Big Data
3 5 (8.20%) NoSQL
4 3 (4.92%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (4.92%) Amazon Redshift
4 3 (4.92%) MySQL
4 3 (4.92%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.64%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.64%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.64%) HBase
5 1 (1.64%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 15 (24.59%) Artifactory
1 15 (24.59%) Bitbucket
2 11 (18.03%) Git (software)
3 10 (16.39%) Jenkins
4 8 (13.11%) JIRA
5 4 (6.56%) Maven
6 2 (3.28%) Cucumber
6 2 (3.28%) Gradle
6 2 (3.28%) JBehave
6 2 (3.28%) Selenium
6 2 (3.28%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.64%) Ant
7 1 (1.64%) LoadRunner
7 1 (1.64%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 9 (14.75%) Finance
2 6 (9.84%) Aerospace
3 4 (6.56%) Banking
4 3 (4.92%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (16.39%) LDAP
2 3 (4.92%) Middleware
2 3 (4.92%) Node.js
2 3 (4.92%) Web Services
3 2 (3.28%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (3.28%) Gherkin
3 2 (3.28%) J2EE
3 2 (3.28%) Java EE
4 1 (1.64%) JSON
4 1 (1.64%) Kafka
4 1 (1.64%) POSIX
4 1 (1.64%) SOAP
4 1 (1.64%) WSDL
4 1 (1.64%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.84%) Fintech
2 4 (6.56%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.64%) Equities
4 1 (1.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.64%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 61 (100.00%) Linux
1 61 (100.00%) Unix
2 11 (18.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (16.39%) Ubuntu
4 8 (13.11%) Solaris
5 5 (8.20%) Windows
6 2 (3.28%) AIX
6 2 (3.28%) CentOS
7 1 (1.64%) HPUX
7 1 (1.64%) SUSE
7 1 (1.64%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (39.34%) DevOps
2 16 (26.23%) Capacity Management
3 12 (19.67%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (19.67%) ETL
3 12 (19.67%) Task Automation
4 9 (14.75%) Software Engineering
5 8 (13.11%) SDLC
5 8 (13.11%) Unit Testing
6 7 (11.48%) Configuration Management
6 7 (11.48%) Test Automation
7 6 (9.84%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (8.20%) Load Balancing
8 5 (8.20%) Release Management
8 5 (8.20%) Risk Management
9 4 (6.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 4 (6.56%) Performance Tuning
10 3 (4.92%) Collaborative Working
10 3 (4.92%) Continuous Delivery
10 3 (4.92%) Continuous Deployment
10 3 (4.92%) Data Transformation
Programming Languages
1 20 (32.79%) Python
2 14 (22.95%) Java
3 11 (18.03%) Perl
4 8 (13.11%) Bash Shell
5 6 (9.84%) C
5 6 (9.84%) C++
5 6 (9.84%) Embedded C
5 6 (9.84%) Embedded C++
6 5 (8.20%) Shell Script
6 5 (8.20%) SQL
7 3 (4.92%) R
8 2 (3.28%) C-shell
8 2 (3.28%) Java 8
8 2 (3.28%) Korn
9 1 (1.64%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.64%) Ruby
9 1 (1.64%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (8.20%) AWS Certification
2 3 (4.92%) CCNA
2 3 (4.92%) CCNP
2 3 (4.92%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.64%) RHCE
3 1 (1.64%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.64%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 22 (36.07%) Docker
2 5 (8.20%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (3.28%) Samba
3 2 (3.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.64%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.64%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 23 (37.70%) Ansible
2 6 (9.84%) Kubernetes
2 6 (9.84%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (8.20%) BladeLogic
3 5 (8.20%) ITRS Geneos
3 5 (8.20%) Puppet
3 5 (8.20%) Rancher
3 5 (8.20%) Terraform
4 2 (3.28%) collectd
4 2 (3.28%) Grafana
4 2 (3.28%) Graphite
4 2 (3.28%) Kibana
4 2 (3.28%) logstash
4 2 (3.28%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (1.64%) Oracle ZFS
5 1 (1.64%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 21 (34.43%) Red Hat
2 12 (19.67%) Centrify
3 7 (11.48%) Oracle
3 7 (11.48%) VMware
4 6 (9.84%) F5
5 5 (8.20%) CyberArk
5 5 (8.20%) NetApp
6 4 (6.56%) CheckPoint
6 4 (6.56%) Cisco
6 4 (6.56%) Crossbeam
6 4 (6.56%) Dell
6 4 (6.56%) Sun
7 3 (4.92%) Atlassian
7 3 (4.92%) Ericsson
8 2 (3.28%) HP
8 2 (3.28%) MapR
9 1 (1.64%) Google
9 1 (1.64%) IBM
9 1 (1.64%) Veritas
9 1 (1.64%) WorldPay