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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix System Administrator (Unix SA)
Rank 545 564 538
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -26
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Systems Administrator 72 62 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.12% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.13% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 51 34
Median daily rate £425 £380 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.84% +3.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £357 £358
% change year-on-year
+12.12% -0.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £16.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £16.00 -
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
46209 48121 46401
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.90% 94.81% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 30544 30820 29000
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1354 1845 1896
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 +18 33 £425 +6.25%
South East +9 15 £425 -15.00%
East of England +13 7 £325 -10.34%
North West -9 7 £450 +31.38% 1
North East - 4 £270 - 1
South West -1 3 £375 +13.20%
West Midlands - 2 £425 - 1
Yorkshire -5 1 £430 +32.15% 1
Unix Systems Administrator
UK

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 159 (100.00%) Unix
2 128 (80.50%) Linux
3 88 (55.35%) Solaris
4 79 (49.69%) Red Hat
5 76 (47.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 70 (44.03%) Finance
7 68 (42.77%) SAN
8 60 (37.74%) Veritas
9 56 (35.22%) Banking
10 45 (28.30%) AIX
11 42 (26.42%) Shell Script
12 41 (25.79%) NAS
13 38 (23.90%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 38 (23.90%) Perl
13 38 (23.90%) Oracle
14 34 (21.38%) EMC
14 34 (21.38%) Migration
14 34 (21.38%) Puppet
15 33 (20.75%) HP
16 32 (20.13%) ITIL
16 32 (20.13%) Clustering
17 27 (16.98%) Sun
18 26 (16.35%) NetApp
18 26 (16.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
19 25 (15.72%) Data Centre
20 24 (15.09%) TCP/IP
21 23 (14.47%) Python
21 23 (14.47%) NetBackup
22 22 (13.84%) IBM
23 20 (12.58%) High Availability

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 8 (5.03%) TPMS
2 5 (3.14%) WebSphere
3 3 (1.89%) Apache
4 2 (1.26%) JBoss
4 2 (1.26%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.26%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.26%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.63%) FileNet
5 1 (0.63%) GlassFish
5 1 (0.63%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (0.63%) Liferay
5 1 (0.63%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.63%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.63%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.63%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.63%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 2 (1.26%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.26%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 68 (42.77%) SAN
2 41 (25.79%) NAS
3 24 (15.09%) TCP/IP
4 18 (11.32%) DNS
5 15 (9.43%) Firewall
5 15 (9.43%) LDAP
6 7 (4.40%) DHCP
7 6 (3.77%) LAN
7 6 (3.77%) WAN
8 5 (3.14%) SSH
9 4 (2.52%) SSL
10 3 (1.89%) VPN
11 2 (1.26%) HTTP
11 2 (1.26%) SNMP
12 1 (0.63%) BIG-IP
12 1 (0.63%) FTP
12 1 (0.63%) IMAP
12 1 (0.63%) Internet
12 1 (0.63%) IPv6
12 1 (0.63%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.63%) MySQL
2 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.63%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (2.52%) JIRA
2 1 (0.63%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.63%) Introscope
2 1 (0.63%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.63%) SonarQube
2 1 (0.63%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 70 (44.03%) Finance
2 56 (35.22%) Banking
3 11 (6.92%) Investment Banking
4 4 (2.52%) International Banking
4 4 (2.52%) Law
5 2 (1.26%) Retail
6 1 (0.63%) German Language
6 1 (0.63%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.14%) Middleware
2 4 (2.52%) Web Services
3 2 (1.26%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (1.26%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (0.63%) LAMP
4 1 (0.63%) SAML
4 1 (0.63%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 32 (20.13%) Clustering
2 25 (15.72%) Data Centre
3 10 (6.29%) Replication
4 9 (5.66%) EMC VMAX
5 8 (5.03%) HACMP
6 7 (4.40%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (3.77%) Management Information System
8 4 (2.52%) CMDB
8 4 (2.52%) User Experience
9 3 (1.89%) Client/Server
10 2 (1.26%) Freedom of Information
10 2 (1.26%) Freedom of Information Act
11 1 (0.63%) Computer Science
11 1 (0.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 1 (0.63%) LPAR
11 1 (0.63%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 159 (100.00%) Unix
2 128 (80.50%) Linux
3 88 (55.35%) Solaris
4 76 (47.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 45 (28.30%) AIX
6 19 (11.95%) Windows
7 8 (5.03%) HPUX
8 7 (4.40%) SUSE
9 6 (3.77%) Oracle Linux
10 3 (1.89%) CentOS
10 3 (1.89%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 2 (1.26%) Windows Server
12 1 (0.63%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.63%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (21.38%) Migration
2 32 (20.13%) ITIL
3 20 (12.58%) High Availability
4 19 (11.95%) Disaster Recovery
5 15 (9.43%) Configuration Management
6 13 (8.18%) DevOps
7 11 (6.92%) Incident Management
7 11 (6.92%) Low Latency
8 10 (6.29%) Change Management
9 9 (5.66%) Data Migration
9 9 (5.66%) Project Management
9 9 (5.66%) Service Management
10 8 (5.03%) Load Balancing
10 8 (5.03%) Virtual Environments
11 7 (4.40%) Open Source
11 7 (4.40%) Performance Monitoring
11 7 (4.40%) Server Patching
12 6 (3.77%) Agile Software Development
12 6 (3.77%) Change Control
12 6 (3.77%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 42 (26.42%) Shell Script
2 38 (23.90%) Perl
3 23 (14.47%) Python
4 9 (5.66%) PHP
4 9 (5.66%) SQL
5 8 (5.03%) Bourne shell
6 7 (4.40%) C
7 5 (3.14%) SystemTap
8 4 (2.52%) PL/SQL
9 3 (1.89%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.89%) Java
9 3 (1.89%) Korn
10 2 (1.26%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.63%) AWK
11 1 (0.63%) C#
11 1 (0.63%) Ruby
11 1 (0.63%) sed
Qualifications
1 9 (5.66%) Security Cleared
2 7 (4.40%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.26%) IBM AIX Certification
4 1 (0.63%) Degree
4 1 (0.63%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.63%) MCSE
4 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.52%) SLA
2 2 (1.26%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 38 (23.90%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 26 (16.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 15 (9.43%) NFS
4 13 (8.18%) KVM
4 13 (8.18%) RHEV
5 10 (6.29%) Firmware
5 10 (6.29%) Veritas File System
6 9 (5.66%) vSphere
7 7 (4.40%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (4.40%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (3.77%) Virtual Servers
9 5 (3.14%) Active Directory
9 5 (3.14%) iptables
9 5 (3.14%) Sendmail
10 4 (2.52%) Oracle Clusterware
10 4 (2.52%) Postfix
11 3 (1.89%) GPFS
12 2 (1.26%) Oracle RAC
13 1 (0.63%) Samba
13 1 (0.63%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 34 (21.38%) Puppet
2 23 (14.47%) NetBackup
3 10 (6.29%) Oracle ZFS
4 9 (5.66%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 7 (4.40%) Control-M
5 7 (4.40%) ITRS Geneos
5 7 (4.40%) Legato
5 7 (4.40%) Oracle RMAN
6 6 (3.77%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (3.14%) Ansible
7 5 (3.14%) BladeLogic
7 5 (3.14%) OSSEC
8 4 (2.52%) Cobbler
8 4 (2.52%) HP Data Protector
8 4 (2.52%) Nagios
8 4 (2.52%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 3 (1.89%) BMC PATROL
10 2 (1.26%) Tivoli
10 2 (1.26%) vRealize
11 1 (0.63%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 79 (49.69%) Red Hat
2 60 (37.74%) Veritas
3 38 (23.90%) Oracle
4 34 (21.38%) EMC
5 33 (20.75%) HP
6 27 (16.98%) Sun
7 26 (16.35%) NetApp
8 22 (13.84%) IBM
9 14 (8.81%) VMware
10 13 (8.18%) Dell
11 12 (7.55%) Splunk
11 12 (7.55%) Symantec
12 9 (5.66%) Emulex
13 7 (4.40%) BMC
13 7 (4.40%) ServiceNow
14 5 (3.14%) SolarWinds
15 4 (2.52%) 3PAR
15 4 (2.52%) LogRhythm
15 4 (2.52%) New Relic
15 4 (2.52%) TippingPoint