Period
to 23 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Unix Linux Engineer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 February 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
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 815 766 783
Rank change year-on-year -49 +17 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Linux Engineer 56 84 94
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.055% 0.088% 0.087%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.058% 0.092% 0.091%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 58 71
UK median daily rate £500 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% +21.43% -6.67%
10th Percentile £356 £324 £300
90th Percentile £663 £629 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £381 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +1.67% -6.25% +45.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
UK median hourly rate - - £16.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £16.00

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 96,137 90,972 102,762
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.77% 95.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,825 59,323 65,801
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £254 £250
90th Percentile £625 £606 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,839 3,251 3,725
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% -5.26% +15.15%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.63 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.51 £47.50 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year - -5.41% +12.12%

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 23 February 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 23 February 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 -46 55 £500 +17.65% 4
London -54 34 £538 +7.50% 3
UK excluding London -18 21 £381 +1.67% 1
South East -4 10 £375 - 1
North of England +21 6 £388 -3.13%
Yorkshire -5 3 £388 -3.13%
North East +45 2 £393 -8.72%
South West +14 2 £500 -
West Midlands +8 2 - -
Midlands +5 2 - -
North West +3 1 - -
Scotland -12 1 £388 +13.97%

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

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 56 (100.00%) Unix
1 56 (100.00%) Linux
2 25 (44.64%) Finance
3 22 (39.29%) Python
4 20 (35.71%) Red Hat
5 19 (33.93%) Amazon AWS
6 18 (32.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 17 (30.36%) DevOps
8 16 (28.57%) Puppet
8 16 (28.57%) Perl
9 14 (25.00%) Banking
10 13 (23.21%) Ansible
11 12 (21.43%) Server Building
12 11 (19.64%) Bash Shell
12 11 (19.64%) Windows
12 11 (19.64%) Tomcat
12 11 (19.64%) Solaris
13 9 (16.07%) VMware
14 8 (14.29%) Ruby
14 8 (14.29%) JBoss
14 8 (14.29%) Apache
14 8 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
15 7 (12.50%) Jenkins
15 7 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
15 7 (12.50%) Git (software)
15 7 (12.50%) Security Cleared
15 7 (12.50%) Web Services
15 7 (12.50%) Oracle
16 6 (10.71%) MySQL
16 6 (10.71%) Middleware

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 11 (19.64%) Tomcat
2 8 (14.29%) Apache
2 8 (14.29%) JBoss
3 4 (7.14%) MS Exchange
4 3 (5.36%) IIS
4 3 (5.36%) MQSeries
4 3 (5.36%) WebSphere
5 2 (3.57%) nginx
5 2 (3.57%) WebLogic
5 2 (3.57%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2000
6 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 5.5
6 1 (1.79%) Liferay
Cloud Services
1 19 (33.93%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.57%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (1.79%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.79%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.71%) Firewall
2 3 (5.36%) DNS
2 3 (5.36%) SAN
2 3 (5.36%) SSL
3 2 (3.57%) BIG-IP
3 2 (3.57%) DHCP
3 2 (3.57%) FIX Connectivity
3 2 (3.57%) Network Security
3 2 (3.57%) SMS
3 2 (3.57%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.79%) tcpdump
4 1 (1.79%) Value-Added Service
4 1 (1.79%) Wireshark
4 1 (1.79%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.71%) MySQL
2 4 (7.14%) MongoDB
2 4 (7.14%) Redis
2 4 (7.14%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.36%) Hadoop
3 3 (5.36%) NoSQL
4 2 (3.57%) Big Data
4 2 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.79%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.79%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (12.50%) Git (software)
1 7 (12.50%) Jenkins
2 3 (5.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (5.36%) JMeter
3 2 (3.57%) Maven
3 2 (3.57%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (3.57%) Subversion
3 2 (3.57%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.79%) GitLab
4 1 (1.79%) Selenium
4 1 (1.79%) Vagrant
General
1 25 (44.64%) Finance
2 14 (25.00%) Banking
3 5 (8.93%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.57%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.79%) Hindi Language
5 1 (1.79%) Japanese Language
5 1 (1.79%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.50%) Web Services
2 6 (10.71%) Middleware
3 5 (8.93%) LDAP
4 3 (5.36%) .NET
4 3 (5.36%) HTML
4 3 (5.36%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (3.57%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (1.79%) Flash
6 1 (1.79%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.93%) Hedge funds
3 2 (3.57%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.57%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.79%) Cloud Native
4 1 (1.79%) DataPower
4 1 (1.79%) Enterprise Cloud
4 1 (1.79%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.79%) PKI
4 1 (1.79%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 56 (100.00%) Linux
1 56 (100.00%) Unix
2 18 (32.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 11 (19.64%) Solaris
3 11 (19.64%) Windows
4 4 (7.14%) SmartOS
4 4 (7.14%) Windows Server
5 3 (5.36%) AIX
6 2 (3.57%) HPUX
7 1 (1.79%) CentOS
7 1 (1.79%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (1.79%) SUSE
7 1 (1.79%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (30.36%) DevOps
2 12 (21.43%) Server Building
3 7 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
4 6 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (10.71%) Migration
5 5 (8.93%) Configuration Management
5 5 (8.93%) Load Balancing
6 4 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (7.14%) ITIL
6 4 (7.14%) Open Source
7 3 (5.36%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (5.36%) Investment Management
7 3 (5.36%) Problem Management
7 3 (5.36%) Security Operations
7 3 (5.36%) Software Testing
8 2 (3.57%) Build Automation
8 2 (3.57%) Change Management
8 2 (3.57%) Load Testing
8 2 (3.57%) Release Management
8 2 (3.57%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (39.29%) Python
2 16 (28.57%) Perl
3 11 (19.64%) Bash Shell
4 8 (14.29%) Ruby
5 5 (8.93%) Java
5 5 (8.93%) PHP
6 4 (7.14%) Groovy
6 4 (7.14%) Shell Script
6 4 (7.14%) SQL
7 3 (5.36%) C++
7 3 (5.36%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.79%) Go
Qualifications
1 7 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 6 (10.71%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.79%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.79%) RHCE
3 1 (1.79%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.36%) QA
2 1 (1.79%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (7.14%) Docker
2 3 (5.36%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (3.57%) OpenAM
3 2 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.79%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.79%) HDFS
4 1 (1.79%) Samba
4 1 (1.79%) vCloud
4 1 (1.79%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (1.79%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (28.57%) Puppet
2 13 (23.21%) Ansible
3 8 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (8.93%) BladeLogic
5 4 (7.14%) Nagios
6 3 (5.36%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (5.36%) vCenter Server
7 2 (3.57%) Cobbler
7 2 (3.57%) ITRS Geneos
7 2 (3.57%) NetBackup
7 2 (3.57%) Rancher
7 2 (3.57%) Red Hat Satellite
8 1 (1.79%) CFEngine
8 1 (1.79%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (1.79%) Graylog
8 1 (1.79%) logstash
8 1 (1.79%) SELinux
8 1 (1.79%) Tivoli
8 1 (1.79%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 1 (1.79%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 20 (35.71%) Red Hat
2 9 (16.07%) VMware
3 7 (12.50%) Oracle
4 6 (10.71%) Splunk
5 5 (8.93%) F5
6 4 (7.14%) IBM
6 4 (7.14%) Microsoft
7 2 (3.57%) HP
7 2 (3.57%) Sun
7 2 (3.57%) Veritas
8 1 (1.79%) Brocade
8 1 (1.79%) CA
8 1 (1.79%) EMC
8 1 (1.79%) Hortonworks
8 1 (1.79%) Infoblox
8 1 (1.79%) Micro Focus
8 1 (1.79%) NetApp
8 1 (1.79%) SaltStack
8 1 (1.79%) Serena
8 1 (1.79%) Teradata