Period
to 21 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a Unix Linux Engineer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 May 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 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 823 733 768
Rank change year-on-year -90 +35 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Linux Engineer 62 85 128
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.062% 0.094% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.065% 0.099% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 56 109
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £362
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +38.31% -14.94%
10th Percentile £345 £324 £308
90th Percentile £625 £688 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £391 £425 £350
% change year-on-year -7.94% +21.43% +0.72%
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 95,495 85,506 100,399
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.87% 94.91% 95.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 62,722 55,490 65,035
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £252
90th Percentile £631 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,000 2,914 3,144
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% -6.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -2.78% -7.69% +17.08%

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 May 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 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 21 May 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 -67 62 £500 - 7
London -78 42 £525 - 5
UK excluding London -46 22 £391 -7.94% 2
South East -26 11 £400 -
North of England -25 5 £388 -8.82% 1
South West +7 4 £313 -
Yorkshire -15 3 £388 - 1
North East +8 2 £393 -21.50%
Midlands -5 2 - -
East Midlands -3 1 - -
West Midlands -21 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 21 May 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 62 (100.00%) Unix
1 62 (100.00%) Linux
2 22 (35.48%) Red Hat
2 22 (35.48%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (35.48%) DevOps
3 19 (30.65%) Ansible
3 19 (30.65%) Finance
4 18 (29.03%) Python
5 14 (22.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (22.58%) Bash Shell
6 13 (20.97%) Solaris
7 12 (19.35%) Jenkins
8 11 (17.74%) Puppet
9 10 (16.13%) Git (software)
9 10 (16.13%) Docker
9 10 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (14.52%) Opscode Chef
11 8 (12.90%) Server Building
11 8 (12.90%) Banking
11 8 (12.90%) Sun
11 8 (12.90%) Java
11 8 (12.90%) MySQL
11 8 (12.90%) Firewall
11 8 (12.90%) Configuration Management
12 7 (11.29%) SAN
12 7 (11.29%) LDAP
13 6 (9.68%) Artifactory
13 6 (9.68%) Capacity Management
13 6 (9.68%) TCP/IP
13 6 (9.68%) Migration

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 5 (8.06%) Apache
1 5 (8.06%) Confluence
1 5 (8.06%) Tomcat
2 4 (6.45%) MS Exchange
3 3 (4.84%) JBoss
4 2 (3.23%) WebLogic
4 2 (3.23%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (1.61%) Drupal
5 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2000
5 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 5.5
5 1 (1.61%) IIS
5 1 (1.61%) Liferay
5 1 (1.61%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 22 (35.48%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (8.06%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 4 (6.45%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (6.45%) Amazon S3
3 4 (6.45%) AWS Lambda
3 4 (6.45%) CloudFront
3 4 (6.45%) GitHub
3 4 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (6.45%) Route 53
3 4 (6.45%) Serverless
3 4 (6.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (1.61%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.61%) IaaS
4 1 (1.61%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.90%) Firewall
2 7 (11.29%) SAN
3 6 (9.68%) TCP/IP
4 4 (6.45%) Kerberos
5 3 (4.84%) SMS
5 3 (4.84%) SSL
6 1 (1.61%) DNS
6 1 (1.61%) HTTP
6 1 (1.61%) Internet
6 1 (1.61%) Network Security
6 1 (1.61%) Value-Added Service
6 1 (1.61%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.90%) MySQL
2 5 (8.06%) Big Data
2 5 (8.06%) MongoDB
2 5 (8.06%) SQL Server
3 4 (6.45%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (6.45%) Redis
4 3 (4.84%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (3.23%) Amazon Redshift
5 2 (3.23%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.61%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.61%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.61%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (19.35%) Jenkins
2 10 (16.13%) Git (software)
3 6 (9.68%) Artifactory
4 5 (8.06%) Bitbucket
4 5 (8.06%) JIRA
4 5 (8.06%) Maven
5 3 (4.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (4.84%) Selenium
6 2 (3.23%) Cucumber
6 2 (3.23%) Gradle
6 2 (3.23%) JBehave
6 2 (3.23%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (3.23%) Subversion
6 2 (3.23%) TeamCity
6 2 (3.23%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.61%) GitLab
7 1 (1.61%) JMeter
7 1 (1.61%) Vagrant
General
1 19 (30.65%) Finance
2 8 (12.90%) Banking
3 5 (8.06%) Investment Banking
4 3 (4.84%) Aerospace
5 2 (3.23%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.29%) LDAP
2 5 (8.06%) Regular Expression
2 5 (8.06%) Web Services
3 3 (4.84%) Node.js
4 2 (3.23%) Gherkin
4 2 (3.23%) Java EE
4 2 (3.23%) Middleware
5 1 (1.61%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (1.61%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (1.61%) Flash
5 1 (1.61%) HTML
5 1 (1.61%) JSON
5 1 (1.61%) LAMP
5 1 (1.61%) LEMP Stack
5 1 (1.61%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (1.61%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.06%) Hedge funds
2 4 (6.45%) Fintech
3 2 (3.23%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.61%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.61%) DataPower
4 1 (1.61%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.61%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 62 (100.00%) Linux
1 62 (100.00%) Unix
2 14 (22.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 13 (20.97%) Solaris
4 4 (6.45%) AIX
4 4 (6.45%) SmartOS
4 4 (6.45%) Ubuntu
5 3 (4.84%) Windows
6 2 (3.23%) HPUX
7 1 (1.61%) CentOS
7 1 (1.61%) SUSE
7 1 (1.61%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.61%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (1.61%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (35.48%) DevOps
2 10 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (12.90%) Configuration Management
3 8 (12.90%) Server Building
4 6 (9.68%) Capacity Management
4 6 (9.68%) Migration
5 5 (8.06%) Continuous Delivery
5 5 (8.06%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (8.06%) Problem-Solving
5 5 (8.06%) Task Automation
6 4 (6.45%) Load Balancing
6 4 (6.45%) Test Automation
7 3 (4.84%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (4.84%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (4.84%) Open Source
7 3 (4.84%) SDLC
7 3 (4.84%) Software Engineering
7 3 (4.84%) Unit Testing
8 2 (3.23%) Data Transformation
8 2 (3.23%) SDET
Programming Languages
1 18 (29.03%) Python
2 14 (22.58%) Bash Shell
3 8 (12.90%) Java
4 5 (8.06%) Perl
5 4 (6.45%) Groovy
5 4 (6.45%) Shell Script
5 4 (6.45%) SQL
6 3 (4.84%) C
6 3 (4.84%) C++
6 3 (4.84%) Embedded C
6 3 (4.84%) Embedded C++
7 2 (3.23%) Java 8
7 2 (3.23%) R
8 1 (1.61%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (6.45%) AWS Certification
2 2 (3.23%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.61%) Degree
3 1 (1.61%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.61%) RHCE
3 1 (1.61%) RHCSA
3 1 (1.61%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.61%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (16.13%) Docker
2 5 (8.06%) Virtual Servers
3 3 (4.84%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (3.23%) OpenAM
5 1 (1.61%) etcd
5 1 (1.61%) flannel
5 1 (1.61%) Samba
5 1 (1.61%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 19 (30.65%) Ansible
2 11 (17.74%) Puppet
3 9 (14.52%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (8.06%) Terraform
5 3 (4.84%) BladeLogic
5 3 (4.84%) Nagios
5 3 (4.84%) Single Sign-On
5 3 (4.84%) vCenter Server
6 2 (3.23%) Kubernetes
6 2 (3.23%) logstash
6 2 (3.23%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (1.61%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (1.61%) Grafana
7 1 (1.61%) Graylog
7 1 (1.61%) HAProxy
7 1 (1.61%) ITRS Geneos
7 1 (1.61%) NetBackup
7 1 (1.61%) Rundeck
7 1 (1.61%) Tivoli
7 1 (1.61%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 22 (35.48%) Red Hat
2 8 (12.90%) Sun
3 5 (8.06%) Centrify
3 5 (8.06%) Dell
3 5 (8.06%) VMware
4 4 (6.45%) MapR
5 3 (4.84%) Atlassian
5 3 (4.84%) HP
5 3 (4.84%) Microsoft
5 3 (4.84%) Oracle
6 2 (3.23%) F5
6 2 (3.23%) Veritas
7 1 (1.61%) Brocade
7 1 (1.61%) CA
7 1 (1.61%) CyberArk
7 1 (1.61%) EMC
7 1 (1.61%) IBM
7 1 (1.61%) Micro Focus
7 1 (1.61%) NetApp
7 1 (1.61%) Splunk