The median contractor rate for a Unix Scripting Engineer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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 Scripting Engineer
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 607 652 640
Rank change year-on-year +45 -12  
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Scripting Engineer 3 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.006% 0.004% 0.004%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.007% 0.004% 0.004%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
Median daily rate £475 - £291
90% offered a daily rate of more than £439 - £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 - £298
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 - £282
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 44656 51218 52310
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.87% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28833 33387 32903
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1389 1533 1989
Median hourly rate £18.10 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.42% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.44 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Unix Scripting Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Unix Scripting Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Unix Scripting Engineer in the UK

Unix Scripting Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unix Scripting Engineer in the UK

Unix Scripting Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix Scripting Engineer in the UK

Unix Scripting Engineer
Top 4 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix Scripting Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +24 3 £475 -
London - 2 £488 -
East of England - 1 £430 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £430 -

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, Unix Scripting Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Unix Scripting Engineer in the job title.

1 10 (100.00%) Unix
2 9 (90.00%) Perl
2 9 (90.00%) Linux
3 7 (70.00%) Finance
4 6 (60.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (60.00%) Red Hat
4 6 (60.00%) Solaris
5 5 (50.00%) Bash Shell
5 5 (50.00%) Shell Script
5 5 (50.00%) Python
6 4 (40.00%) Sun
7 3 (30.00%) Git (software)
7 3 (30.00%) Bourne shell
7 3 (30.00%) C-shell
7 3 (30.00%) Banking
7 3 (30.00%) Investment Banking
8 2 (20.00%) Proactive Monitoring
8 2 (20.00%) DevOps
8 2 (20.00%) Memory Management
8 2 (20.00%) Puppet
8 2 (20.00%) Regular Expression
8 2 (20.00%) sed
8 2 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
8 2 (20.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (20.00%) BladeLogic
8 2 (20.00%) Multithreading
8 2 (20.00%) Cisco
8 2 (20.00%) ITIL
9 1 (10.00%) Java

Unix Scripting 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 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2000
1 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 5.5
1 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (10.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (10.00%) HTTP
1 1 (10.00%) LAN
1 1 (10.00%) NX-OS
1 1 (10.00%) WAN
1 1 (10.00%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (20.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (10.00%) Ant
3 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (10.00%) Selenium
3 1 (10.00%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (10.00%) Subversion
3 1 (10.00%) Vagrant
General
1 7 (70.00%) Finance
2 3 (30.00%) Banking
2 3 (30.00%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) Regular Expression
2 1 (10.00%) J2EE
2 1 (10.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (10.00%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Unix
2 9 (90.00%) Linux
3 6 (60.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (60.00%) Solaris
4 1 (10.00%) HPUX
4 1 (10.00%) Windows
4 1 (10.00%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
1 2 (20.00%) DevOps
1 2 (20.00%) ITIL
1 2 (20.00%) Memory Management
1 2 (20.00%) Multithreading
1 2 (20.00%) Proactive Monitoring
2 1 (10.00%) Change Management
2 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (10.00%) High Availability
2 1 (10.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (10.00%) Process Improvement
2 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (10.00%) SDLC
2 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (10.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (90.00%) Perl
2 5 (50.00%) Bash Shell
2 5 (50.00%) Python
2 5 (50.00%) Shell Script
3 3 (30.00%) Bourne shell
3 3 (30.00%) C-shell
4 2 (20.00%) sed
5 1 (10.00%) Java
5 1 (10.00%) Jython
5 1 (10.00%) Korn
5 1 (10.00%) Ruby
5 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Docker
1 1 (10.00%) GPFS
1 1 (10.00%) LXC
1 1 (10.00%) Samba
1 1 (10.00%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
1 1 (10.00%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) BladeLogic
1 2 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (20.00%) Puppet
2 1 (10.00%) Nagios
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Tivoli
2 1 (10.00%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Red Hat
2 4 (40.00%) Sun
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco
4 1 (10.00%) Google
4 1 (10.00%) HP
4 1 (10.00%) IBM
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle
4 1 (10.00%) SAP
4 1 (10.00%) SevOne
4 1 (10.00%) Splunk
4 1 (10.00%) Sybase