Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Unix Systems Engineer was £513 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 November 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 System Engineer
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 839 873 878
Rank change year-on-year +34 +5 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Systems Engineer 39 21 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.038% 0.020% 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.040% 0.021% 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 19 5
UK median daily rate £513 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.59% +6.25% -11.11%
10th Percentile £419 £325 £280
90th Percentile £624 £515 £579
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +46.67% +3.45% +11.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
UK median hourly rate £39.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 - -

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 97472 100409 109082
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.75% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 64264 65451 69386
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2912 3320 4146
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.26 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.77 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.54% - +8.29%

Unix Systems Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Unix Systems Engineer in the UK

Unix Systems Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unix Systems Engineer in the UK

Unix Systems Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unix Systems Engineer over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unix Systems Engineer in the UK

Unix Systems Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix Systems Engineer in the UK

Unix Systems Engineer
Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix Systems Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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 +40 38 £513 +28.13% 2
London +21 31 £513 +7.89% 2
UK excluding London +23 8 £550 +46.67%
South West +4 3 £348 -0.71%
East Midlands - 2 - -
Midlands - 2 - -
South East +1 1 £675 +80.00%
Scotland -12 1 £350 -17.65%
East of England -23 1 £550 +57.14%

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, Unix Systems 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 Systems Engineer in the job title.

1 39 (100.00%) Unix
2 37 (94.87%) Linux
3 31 (79.49%) Solaris
4 26 (66.67%) SAN
5 23 (58.97%) Firewall
5 23 (58.97%) AIX
5 23 (58.97%) Puppet
6 22 (56.41%) Oracle
7 20 (51.28%) IBM
8 19 (48.72%) Migration
8 19 (48.72%) Oracle Database
8 19 (48.72%) Security Cleared
9 14 (35.90%) SC Cleared
9 14 (35.90%) DevOps
10 10 (25.64%) Data Centre
10 10 (25.64%) Finance
10 10 (25.64%) Red Hat
11 8 (20.51%) Sun
11 8 (20.51%) Windows
11 8 (20.51%) Telecoms
12 7 (17.95%) Digital Marketing
12 7 (17.95%) Marketing
12 7 (17.95%) SAP
12 7 (17.95%) HP
12 7 (17.95%) Business Intelligence
12 7 (17.95%) Manufacturing
12 7 (17.95%) Electronics
12 7 (17.95%) Programme Management
12 7 (17.95%) Web Operations
13 6 (15.38%) TCP/IP

Unix Systems 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 6 (15.38%) Apache
1 6 (15.38%) Tomcat
2 2 (5.13%) IIS
2 2 (5.13%) iPlanet
2 2 (5.13%) JBoss
2 2 (5.13%) Oracle Application Server
2 2 (5.13%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.56%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.13%) GitHub
3 1 (2.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 26 (66.67%) SAN
2 23 (58.97%) Firewall
3 6 (15.38%) DNS
3 6 (15.38%) TCP/IP
4 5 (12.82%) Fibre Channel
4 5 (12.82%) NAS
5 4 (10.26%) DHCP
5 4 (10.26%) HTTP
5 4 (10.26%) SMTP
5 4 (10.26%) snoop
5 4 (10.26%) tcpdump
5 4 (10.26%) Wireshark
6 2 (5.13%) Intranet
7 1 (2.56%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (2.56%) LAN
7 1 (2.56%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (48.72%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.56%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (7.69%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.56%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.56%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 10 (25.64%) Finance
2 8 (20.51%) Telecoms
3 7 (17.95%) Electronics
3 7 (17.95%) Manufacturing
3 7 (17.95%) Marketing
4 3 (7.69%) Banking
5 1 (2.56%) Back Office
5 1 (2.56%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.13%) .NET
1 2 (5.13%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (25.64%) Data Centre
2 4 (10.26%) EMC VMAX
3 2 (5.13%) Clustering
4 1 (2.56%) VAX
Operating Systems
1 39 (100.00%) Unix
2 37 (94.87%) Linux
3 31 (79.49%) Solaris
4 23 (58.97%) AIX
5 8 (20.51%) Windows
6 6 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (10.26%) HPUX
8 2 (5.13%) SUSE
8 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (2.56%) Debian
9 1 (2.56%) FreeBSD
9 1 (2.56%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (48.72%) Migration
2 14 (35.90%) DevOps
3 7 (17.95%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (17.95%) Digital Marketing
3 7 (17.95%) Programme Management
3 7 (17.95%) Web Operations
4 6 (15.38%) Load Balancing
5 4 (10.26%) Change Management
5 4 (10.26%) Kalman Filter
5 4 (10.26%) Open Source
6 3 (7.69%) Time Management
7 2 (5.13%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (5.13%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (5.13%) Coaching
7 2 (5.13%) High Availability
7 2 (5.13%) Mentoring
8 1 (2.56%) Performance Analysis
8 1 (2.56%) Performance Monitoring
8 1 (2.56%) Portfolio Management
8 1 (2.56%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.13%) PowerShell
1 2 (5.13%) Python
1 2 (5.13%) Shell Script
1 2 (5.13%) VBScript
2 1 (2.56%) Ruby
2 1 (2.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (48.72%) Security Cleared
2 14 (35.90%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) MiFID
1 1 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (12.82%) Active Directory
2 4 (10.26%) iptables
3 3 (7.69%) Docker
4 2 (5.13%) NFS
4 2 (5.13%) Samba
4 2 (5.13%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 2 (5.13%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (2.56%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 23 (58.97%) Puppet
2 5 (12.82%) NetBackup
3 4 (10.26%) Backup Exec
4 2 (5.13%) ITRS Geneos
4 2 (5.13%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (5.13%) Terraform
5 1 (2.56%) Ansible
5 1 (2.56%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 22 (56.41%) Oracle
2 20 (51.28%) IBM
3 10 (25.64%) Red Hat
4 8 (20.51%) Sun
5 7 (17.95%) HP
5 7 (17.95%) SAP
6 5 (12.82%) Symantec
7 4 (10.26%) EMC
7 4 (10.26%) VMware
8 3 (7.69%) Cisco
9 2 (5.13%) CyberArk
9 2 (5.13%) F5
9 2 (5.13%) Veritas
10 1 (2.56%) Brocade
10 1 (2.56%) Hitachi
10 1 (2.56%) Sybase