The median contractor rate for a Unix Systems Engineer was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 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 System Engineer
UK
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 572 637 634
Rank change year-on-year +65 -3  
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Systems Engineer 29 7 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.063% 0.013% 0.021%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.066% 0.014% 0.023%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 7 6
Median daily rate £438 £425 £404
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £350 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £440
% change year-on-year -7.14% -20.45%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £39.50 - £22.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 - -

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 43829 51011 53185
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.87% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28353 33254 33375
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 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1353 1511 2053
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £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 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

Unix Systems Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 24 June 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 18 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 3 months to 24 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 +69 26 £456 +7.35% 5
London +30 19 £475 +3.26% 3
South West +7 3 £348 -0.71%
Edinburgh - 3 £293 -
Scotland - 3 £293 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £332 -
North East - 2 £332 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £332 -
Bristol -3 1 £120 -65.71%
Dorset - 1 - -
Somerset - 1 £575 -
Manchester - 1 £325 -
Weymouth - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Street - 1 £575 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
North West - 1 £325 -
East Midlands - 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 49 (100.00%) Unix
2 38 (77.55%) Linux
3 27 (55.10%) Puppet
4 25 (51.02%) Solaris
5 23 (46.94%) AIX
5 23 (46.94%) Security Cleared
6 20 (40.82%) Oracle
6 20 (40.82%) SAN
6 20 (40.82%) Firewall
7 19 (38.78%) IBM
7 19 (38.78%) SC Cleared
8 17 (34.69%) Migration
8 17 (34.69%) Python
9 16 (32.65%) Oracle Database
10 14 (28.57%) SQL
11 13 (26.53%) Finance
12 11 (22.45%) Perl
12 11 (22.45%) DevOps
13 10 (20.41%) VMware
14 9 (18.37%) FreeBSD
14 9 (18.37%) Samba
14 9 (18.37%) Nagios
14 9 (18.37%) tcsh
14 9 (18.37%) Linux Command Line
15 8 (16.33%) Ansible
15 8 (16.33%) TCP/IP
16 7 (14.29%) Configuration Management
16 7 (14.29%) Ruby
16 7 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 7 (14.29%) Amazon AWS

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 5 (10.20%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (8.16%) OpenStack
3 2 (4.08%) Apache
3 2 (4.08%) IIS
3 2 (4.08%) iPlanet
3 2 (4.08%) JBoss
3 2 (4.08%) Oracle Application Server
3 2 (4.08%) Tomcat
3 2 (4.08%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.04%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 4 (8.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.04%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (8.16%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (4.08%) GitHub
4 1 (2.04%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 20 (40.82%) Firewall
1 20 (40.82%) SAN
2 8 (16.33%) TCP/IP
3 5 (10.20%) Multicast
3 5 (10.20%) SNMP
4 3 (6.12%) DNS
5 1 (2.04%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (2.04%) FIX Connectivity
5 1 (2.04%) LAN
5 1 (2.04%) LDAP
5 1 (2.04%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (32.65%) Oracle Database
2 5 (10.20%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (10.20%) Jenkins
2 3 (6.12%) Git (software)
General
1 13 (26.53%) Finance
2 4 (8.16%) Electronics
2 4 (8.16%) Manufacturing
2 4 (8.16%) Marketing
2 4 (8.16%) Telecoms
3 3 (6.12%) Banking
4 1 (2.04%) Back Office
4 1 (2.04%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.20%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (4.08%) .NET
2 2 (4.08%) J2EE
3 1 (2.04%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.37%) Linux Command Line
2 5 (10.20%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.08%) Clustering
3 2 (4.08%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.04%) Equities
4 1 (2.04%) Replication
4 1 (2.04%) RIA
4 1 (2.04%) Symmetrix
4 1 (2.04%) VAX
Operating Systems
1 49 (100.00%) Unix
2 38 (77.55%) Linux
3 25 (51.02%) Solaris
4 23 (46.94%) AIX
5 9 (18.37%) FreeBSD
6 7 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (10.20%) Windows
8 4 (8.16%) CentOS
8 4 (8.16%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (6.12%) SUSE
10 2 (4.08%) HPUX
10 2 (4.08%) Windows 7
10 2 (4.08%) Windows Server
10 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (2.04%) Debian
11 1 (2.04%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (2.04%) Ubuntu
11 1 (2.04%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (34.69%) Migration
2 11 (22.45%) DevOps
3 7 (14.29%) Change Control
3 7 (14.29%) Configuration Management
3 7 (14.29%) SDLC
4 6 (12.24%) Web Operations
5 5 (10.20%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (10.20%) Open Source
6 4 (8.16%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (8.16%) Digital Marketing
6 4 (8.16%) Low Latency
6 4 (8.16%) Programme Management
7 3 (6.12%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (6.12%) E-Commerce
8 2 (4.08%) Coaching
8 2 (4.08%) High Availability
8 2 (4.08%) Incident Management
8 2 (4.08%) ITIL
8 2 (4.08%) Load Balancing
8 2 (4.08%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 17 (34.69%) Python
2 14 (28.57%) SQL
3 11 (22.45%) Perl
4 9 (18.37%) tcsh
5 7 (14.29%) Ruby
6 3 (6.12%) Bash Shell
6 3 (6.12%) PHP
7 2 (4.08%) PowerShell
7 2 (4.08%) VBScript
8 1 (2.04%) Korn
Qualifications
1 23 (46.94%) Security Cleared
2 19 (38.78%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.04%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 9 (18.37%) Samba
2 6 (12.24%) Docker
3 5 (10.20%) Snort
4 3 (6.12%) Active Directory
4 3 (6.12%) GPFS
4 3 (6.12%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 3 (6.12%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (4.08%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (4.08%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (4.08%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (2.04%) NFS
6 1 (2.04%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (2.04%) SRDF
6 1 (2.04%) Veritas File System
6 1 (2.04%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 27 (55.10%) Puppet
2 9 (18.37%) Nagios
3 8 (16.33%) Ansible
4 7 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (14.29%) Oracle ZFS
5 5 (10.20%) Kibana
5 5 (10.20%) logstash
5 5 (10.20%) SmokePing
6 4 (8.16%) OpenNMS
7 1 (2.04%) Terraform
7 1 (2.04%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 20 (40.82%) Oracle
2 19 (38.78%) IBM
3 10 (20.41%) VMware
4 5 (10.20%) Red Hat
4 5 (10.20%) SAP
4 5 (10.20%) Sun
4 5 (10.20%) Veritas
5 4 (8.16%) Splunk
5 4 (8.16%) TIBCO
6 3 (6.12%) Cisco
7 2 (4.08%) F5
8 1 (2.04%) EMC
8 1 (2.04%) NetApp
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