The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the England region that had Unix Systems Administrator featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix System Administrator (Unix SA)
Rank 539 564 561
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Systems Administrator 76 79 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.15% 0.096%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.16% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 55 32
Median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £340 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £425 £338
% change year-on-year
-14.70% +25.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
Unix Systems Administrator
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the England region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47082 49406 48378
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.64% 95.00% 93.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 31049 32107 30018
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1524 1896 1961
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.50 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Unix Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of IT contracts across the England region that featured Unix Systems Administrator in the job title.

Unix Systems Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in England

Unix Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Unix Systems Administrator across the England region.

Unix Systems Administrator Daily Rate Trend in England

Unix Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Unix Systems Administrator across the England region over the 3 months to 27 September 2016.

Unix Systems Administrator Daily Rate Histogram in England

Unix Systems Administrator
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Unix Systems Administrator Hourly Rate Trend in England

Unix Systems Administrator
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix Systems Administrator within the England region over the 3 months to 27 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
London -14 44 £475 +18.75% 2
South West +14 13 £350 -33.33%
North East - 8 £320 -
South East +9 4 £475 +11.76%
North West +16 3 £431 - 1
East of England +3 3 £375 -6.25%
Yorkshire +9 1 - -
Unix Systems Administrator
UK

Unix Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, Unix Systems Administrator 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 across the England region featuring Unix Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 148 (100.00%) Unix
2 111 (75.00%) Linux
3 91 (61.49%) Solaris
4 78 (52.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 77 (52.03%) Red Hat
6 58 (39.19%) Finance
7 54 (36.49%) Oracle
8 44 (29.73%) Veritas
9 38 (25.68%) AIX
10 37 (25.00%) Banking
11 36 (24.32%) SAN
12 33 (22.30%) Puppet
13 32 (21.62%) ITIL
14 31 (20.95%) HP
14 31 (20.95%) Shell Script
15 29 (19.59%) Perl
16 25 (16.89%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 25 (16.89%) NetBackup
17 23 (15.54%) Sun
17 23 (15.54%) Clustering
18 21 (14.19%) VMware
18 21 (14.19%) EMC
19 19 (12.84%) IBM
19 19 (12.84%) TCP/IP
19 19 (12.84%) High Availability
20 18 (12.16%) NetApp
20 18 (12.16%) DevOps
21 17 (11.49%) Data Centre
21 17 (11.49%) Configuration Management
21 17 (11.49%) Firewall

Unix Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 9 (6.08%) Apache
2 8 (5.41%) Tomcat
2 8 (5.41%) WebLogic
3 6 (4.05%) JBoss
4 5 (3.38%) iPlanet
4 5 (3.38%) Oracle Application Server
4 5 (3.38%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.35%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (1.35%) Confluence
5 2 (1.35%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.68%) ColdFusion
6 1 (0.68%) FileNet
6 1 (0.68%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (0.68%) IIS
6 1 (0.68%) nginx
6 1 (0.68%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.68%) TPMS
6 1 (0.68%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (0.68%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (0.68%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.08%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.35%) AWS CloudTrail
2 2 (1.35%) GitHub
3 1 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.68%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 36 (24.32%) SAN
2 19 (12.84%) TCP/IP
3 17 (11.49%) Firewall
4 15 (10.14%) DNS
5 13 (8.78%) LDAP
5 13 (8.78%) NAS
6 7 (4.73%) Cisco Nexus
7 6 (4.05%) SSL
8 5 (3.38%) DHCP
8 5 (3.38%) LAN
8 5 (3.38%) WAN
9 3 (2.03%) VPN
10 2 (1.35%) CTI
10 2 (1.35%) HTTP
10 2 (1.35%) Network Security
10 2 (1.35%) SSH
11 1 (0.68%) BIG-IP
11 1 (0.68%) Fibre Channel
11 1 (0.68%) Internet
11 1 (0.68%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.41%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (3.38%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.03%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.35%) MySQL
5 1 (0.68%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (0.68%) Pentaho
5 1 (0.68%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (4.05%) Jenkins
1 6 (4.05%) JIRA
2 4 (2.70%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (2.03%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.35%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.68%) Hudson
5 1 (0.68%) Introscope
5 1 (0.68%) Subversion
General
1 58 (39.19%) Finance
2 37 (25.00%) Banking
3 7 (4.73%) Investment Banking
4 5 (3.38%) Law
5 4 (2.70%) International Banking
6 2 (1.35%) Advertising
7 1 (0.68%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (8.78%) Middleware
2 5 (3.38%) J2EE
3 2 (1.35%) AngularJS
3 2 (1.35%) LAMP
3 2 (1.35%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.68%) Django
4 1 (0.68%) IBM Integration Bus
4 1 (0.68%) Kafka
4 1 (0.68%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (0.68%) SAML
4 1 (0.68%) Symfony
4 1 (0.68%) Web Services
4 1 (0.68%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 23 (15.54%) Clustering
2 17 (11.49%) Data Centre
3 9 (6.08%) Management Information System
4 8 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (4.73%) Freedom of Information
5 7 (4.73%) Freedom of Information Act
6 6 (4.05%) Replication
7 5 (3.38%) HACMP
8 3 (2.03%) NHS
9 1 (0.68%) CMDB
9 1 (0.68%) EMC VMAX
9 1 (0.68%) EMC VNX
9 1 (0.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.68%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.68%) LPAR
9 1 (0.68%) Spread Betting
9 1 (0.68%) Symmetrix DMX
9 1 (0.68%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 148 (100.00%) Unix
2 111 (75.00%) Linux
3 91 (61.49%) Solaris
4 78 (52.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 38 (25.68%) AIX
6 16 (10.81%) Windows
7 13 (8.78%) SUSE
8 12 (8.11%) HPUX
9 9 (6.08%) CentOS
10 7 (4.73%) Oracle Linux
10 7 (4.73%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 3 (2.03%) Ubuntu
11 3 (2.03%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (1.35%) Windows Server
12 2 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.68%) VMS
13 1 (0.68%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (21.62%) ITIL
2 19 (12.84%) High Availability
3 18 (12.16%) DevOps
4 17 (11.49%) Configuration Management
5 13 (8.78%) Low Latency
6 12 (8.11%) Load Balancing
6 12 (8.11%) Project Management
7 11 (7.43%) Disaster Recovery
7 11 (7.43%) Migration
8 10 (6.76%) Incident Management
8 10 (6.76%) Risk Management
9 9 (6.08%) Service Management
10 8 (5.41%) Change Management
10 8 (5.41%) Open Source
11 7 (4.73%) Data Protection
12 6 (4.05%) Agile Software Development
12 6 (4.05%) Build Automation
12 6 (4.05%) Virtual Environments
13 5 (3.38%) Compliance Audit
13 5 (3.38%) High-Frequency Trading
Programming Languages
1 31 (20.95%) Shell Script
2 29 (19.59%) Perl
3 16 (10.81%) Python
4 13 (8.78%) SQL
5 9 (6.08%) PHP
6 6 (4.05%) Bash Shell
6 6 (4.05%) C
6 6 (4.05%) SystemTap
7 5 (3.38%) Bourne shell
8 4 (2.70%) JavaScript
8 4 (2.70%) Korn
8 4 (2.70%) PL/SQL
9 3 (2.03%) AWK
9 3 (2.03%) Java
9 3 (2.03%) Ruby
9 3 (2.03%) sed
10 2 (1.35%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 16 (10.81%) Security Cleared
2 15 (10.14%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.35%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (1.35%) IBM AIX Certification
3 2 (1.35%) RHCSA
4 1 (0.68%) CCNA
4 1 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.68%) Degree
4 1 (0.68%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.68%) MCSA
4 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.70%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.03%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.68%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (16.89%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 11 (7.43%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 10 (6.76%) vSphere
4 9 (6.08%) NFS
5 7 (4.73%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (4.05%) KVM
6 6 (4.05%) RHEV
7 5 (3.38%) iptables
7 5 (3.38%) Veritas File System
8 4 (2.70%) Oracle Clusterware
8 4 (2.70%) Postfix
8 4 (2.70%) Sendmail
8 4 (2.70%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (2.03%) Active Directory
9 3 (2.03%) Firmware
10 2 (1.35%) GPFS
10 2 (1.35%) Hyper-V
10 2 (1.35%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (1.35%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.68%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 33 (22.30%) Puppet
2 25 (16.89%) NetBackup
3 13 (8.78%) Ansible
4 12 (8.11%) Oracle RMAN
5 10 (6.76%) Oracle ZFS
6 8 (5.41%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (4.73%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 6 (4.05%) Control-M
9 5 (3.38%) BladeLogic
9 5 (3.38%) Nagios
9 5 (3.38%) OSSEC
10 4 (2.70%) Cobbler
10 4 (2.70%) Legato
10 4 (2.70%) Veritas Storage Foundation
11 3 (2.03%) HP Data Protector
11 3 (2.03%) ITRS Geneos
11 3 (2.03%) Red Hat Satellite
12 2 (1.35%) Failover Clustering
12 2 (1.35%) Tivoli
13 1 (0.68%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 77 (52.03%) Red Hat
2 54 (36.49%) Oracle
3 44 (29.73%) Veritas
4 31 (20.95%) HP
5 23 (15.54%) Sun
6 21 (14.19%) EMC
6 21 (14.19%) VMware
7 19 (12.84%) IBM
8 18 (12.16%) NetApp
9 16 (10.81%) Symantec
10 14 (9.46%) Cisco
11 12 (8.11%) Dell
12 9 (6.08%) Splunk
13 6 (4.05%) 3PAR
13 6 (4.05%) F5
14 5 (3.38%) SolarWinds
15 4 (2.70%) LogRhythm
15 4 (2.70%) ServiceNow
15 4 (2.70%) TippingPoint
16 3 (2.03%) BMC