Period
to 16 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Unix Linux Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 January 2019.

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
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 830 833 806
Rank change year-on-year +3 -27 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Linux Engineer 48 56 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.048% 0.056% 0.069%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.051% 0.059% 0.073%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 41 50
UK median daily rate £425 £500 £404
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +23.84% +7.67%
10th Percentile £339 £330 £315
90th Percentile £625 £663 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £438 £375
% change year-on-year -9.71% +16.67% -6.25%
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 94,173 95,172 91,572
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.67% 94.92% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 62,222 63,285 59,800
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £269 £260 £254
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,876 2,790 3,217
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.08% +2.78% -2.70%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.43
% change year-on-year - +0.40% -3.17%

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 16 January 2019.

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 11 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 16 January 2019. 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 -22 43 £438 -12.50% 14
UK excluding London -6 27 £395 -9.71% 8
London +1 21 £550 +4.76% 6
South East -2 10 £413 -8.33% 3
Scotland +4 5 £390 +0.65%
Midlands -3 4 £375 - 3
West Midlands -16 4 £375 - 1
North of England -6 3 £425 +12.58%
Yorkshire -10 3 £425 -
South West -28 3 £418 -16.50%
East of England -1 2 £469 -14.77% 2

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

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, 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 48 (100.00%) Unix
1 48 (100.00%) Linux
2 21 (43.75%) DevOps
3 16 (33.33%) Red Hat
4 14 (29.17%) Docker
5 12 (25.00%) Ansible
5 12 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (25.00%) Puppet
5 12 (25.00%) Python
5 12 (25.00%) Finance
6 11 (22.92%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (20.83%) Perl
7 10 (20.83%) Oracle
8 9 (18.75%) SQL Server
8 9 (18.75%) Bash Shell
9 8 (16.67%) ITIL
9 8 (16.67%) Solaris
9 8 (16.67%) DNS
9 8 (16.67%) Configuration Management
9 8 (16.67%) VMware
10 7 (14.58%) Shell Script
10 7 (14.58%) TCP/IP
10 7 (14.58%) Java
10 7 (14.58%) Opscode Chef
11 6 (12.50%) AWS CloudFormation
11 6 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
11 6 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
11 6 (12.50%) F5
11 6 (12.50%) Artifactory
11 6 (12.50%) Centrify

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 3 (6.25%) Apache
1 3 (6.25%) Documentum
2 1 (2.08%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.08%) GlassFish
2 1 (2.08%) JBoss
2 1 (2.08%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (12.50%) AWS CloudFormation
2 3 (6.25%) PaaS
3 2 (4.17%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (2.08%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 8 (16.67%) DNS
2 7 (14.58%) TCP/IP
3 6 (12.50%) Firewall
4 4 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (8.33%) SAN
5 3 (6.25%) iSCSI
5 3 (6.25%) Kerberos
5 3 (6.25%) WAN
6 2 (4.17%) SSL
7 1 (2.08%) DAB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.33%) Big Data
3 2 (4.17%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.08%) Apache Hive
4 1 (2.08%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.08%) HBase
4 1 (2.08%) Oracle Exadata
4 1 (2.08%) Redis
4 1 (2.08%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 6 (12.50%) Artifactory
1 6 (12.50%) JIRA
2 5 (10.42%) Bitbucket
2 5 (10.42%) Jenkins
3 4 (8.33%) GitLab
4 2 (4.17%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.08%) Spinnaker
General
1 12 (25.00%) Finance
2 4 (8.33%) Banking
2 4 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.08%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.42%) Web Services
2 4 (8.33%) Elastic Stack
2 4 (8.33%) Middleware
3 3 (6.25%) LDAP
4 2 (4.17%) Kafka
5 1 (2.08%) HTML
5 1 (2.08%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.33%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.25%) Fat Client
2 3 (6.25%) Fintech
2 3 (6.25%) Management Information System
2 3 (6.25%) Smartcard
2 3 (6.25%) Thin Client
2 3 (6.25%) User Experience
2 3 (6.25%) Video\Live Streaming
3 1 (2.08%) Clustering
3 1 (2.08%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.08%) Equities
3 1 (2.08%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 48 (100.00%) Linux
1 48 (100.00%) Unix
2 12 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (16.67%) Solaris
4 4 (8.33%) Oracle Linux
4 4 (8.33%) Windows
5 3 (6.25%) Ubuntu
5 3 (6.25%) Windows Server
6 2 (4.17%) AIX
6 2 (4.17%) CentOS
7 1 (2.08%) HPUX
7 1 (2.08%) SUSE
7 1 (2.08%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (43.75%) DevOps
2 11 (22.92%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 8 (16.67%) ITIL
4 6 (12.50%) Kanban
5 5 (10.42%) Capacity Management
5 5 (10.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 5 (10.42%) Problem-Solving
5 5 (10.42%) Technical Leadership
6 4 (8.33%) Continuous Deployment
6 4 (8.33%) Open Source
7 3 (6.25%) Analytics
7 3 (6.25%) Collaborative Working
7 3 (6.25%) Data Analytics
7 3 (6.25%) Issue Tracking
7 3 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (6.25%) Server Management
7 3 (6.25%) Task Automation
7 3 (6.25%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (25.00%) Python
2 10 (20.83%) Perl
3 9 (18.75%) Bash Shell
4 7 (14.58%) Java
4 7 (14.58%) Shell Script
5 4 (8.33%) JavaScript
6 3 (6.25%) C-shell
6 3 (6.25%) Korn
6 3 (6.25%) SQL
7 2 (4.17%) Ruby
8 1 (2.08%) PHP
8 1 (2.08%) PowerShell
8 1 (2.08%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (10.42%) SC Cleared
1 5 (10.42%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.25%) CCNA
2 3 (6.25%) CCNP
2 3 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (4.17%) AWS Certification
4 1 (2.08%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (2.08%) Degree
4 1 (2.08%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 14 (29.17%) Docker
2 6 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (6.25%) Samba
4 2 (4.17%) Active Directory
5 1 (2.08%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (2.08%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 12 (25.00%) Ansible
1 12 (25.00%) Puppet
2 7 (14.58%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (10.42%) Kubernetes
4 3 (6.25%) systemd
4 3 (6.25%) Terraform
4 3 (6.25%) ZABBIX
5 2 (4.17%) BladeLogic
5 2 (4.17%) ITRS Geneos
5 2 (4.17%) Rancher
6 1 (2.08%) Data Guard
6 1 (2.08%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 1 (2.08%) Mesos
6 1 (2.08%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (2.08%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (2.08%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 16 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 10 (20.83%) Oracle
3 8 (16.67%) VMware
4 6 (12.50%) Centrify
4 6 (12.50%) F5
5 5 (10.42%) NetApp
5 5 (10.42%) Sun
6 4 (8.33%) CheckPoint
6 4 (8.33%) Cisco
6 4 (8.33%) Crossbeam
6 4 (8.33%) CyberArk
6 4 (8.33%) Dell
7 3 (6.25%) Citrix
7 3 (6.25%) Ericsson
7 3 (6.25%) Pega
7 3 (6.25%) Splunk
8 2 (4.17%) Google
8 2 (4.17%) HP
9 1 (2.08%) BMC
9 1 (2.08%) Veritas