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 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix System Administrator (Unix SA)
Rank 523 546 536
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Systems Administrator 90 59 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.18% 0.12% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.13% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 46 35
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £363 £367
% change year-on-year
+13.10% -1.09%
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
46744 46649 45930
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.93% 94.71% 94.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 30942 29439 28805
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 £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1325 1843 1957
Median hourly rate £17.95 £17.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.91 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

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 31 May 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 31 May 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 +19 41 £450 +5.88% 5
South East -11 25 £425 -8.70%
East of England +5 7 £325 -10.34%
North West -11 6 £450 +31.38% 1
North East - 4 - -
South West - 3 £375 -
West Midlands - 3 £400 -
Yorkshire -3 1 £430 +32.15%
Unix Systems Administrator
UK

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

For the 6 months to 31 May 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.

1 157 (100.00%) Unix
2 128 (81.53%) Linux
3 84 (53.50%) Solaris
4 76 (48.41%) Red Hat
5 72 (45.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 71 (45.22%) SAN
7 67 (42.68%) Finance
8 60 (38.22%) Veritas
9 51 (32.48%) Banking
10 46 (29.30%) Shell Script
11 44 (28.03%) NAS
12 41 (26.11%) AIX
13 40 (25.48%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 39 (24.84%) Perl
15 36 (22.93%) Migration
16 35 (22.29%) Oracle
17 34 (21.66%) EMC
17 34 (21.66%) Clustering
17 34 (21.66%) Puppet
18 32 (20.38%) HP
19 29 (18.47%) ITIL
20 28 (17.83%) Veritas Cluster Server
21 27 (17.20%) NetApp
22 25 (15.92%) TCP/IP
22 25 (15.92%) Sun
22 25 (15.92%) Data Centre
23 23 (14.65%) IBM
24 22 (14.01%) Python
24 22 (14.01%) NetBackup
25 20 (12.74%) Disaster Recovery

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 (5.10%) TPMS
2 5 (3.18%) WebSphere
3 3 (1.91%) Apache
4 2 (1.27%) JBoss
4 2 (1.27%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.27%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.27%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.64%) FileNet
5 1 (0.64%) GlassFish
5 1 (0.64%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (0.64%) Liferay
5 1 (0.64%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.64%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (0.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.64%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.64%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.64%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 2 (1.27%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.64%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 71 (45.22%) SAN
2 44 (28.03%) NAS
3 25 (15.92%) TCP/IP
4 19 (12.10%) DNS
5 16 (10.19%) LDAP
6 15 (9.55%) Firewall
7 7 (4.46%) DHCP
8 6 (3.82%) LAN
8 6 (3.82%) WAN
9 5 (3.18%) SSH
10 4 (2.55%) SSL
11 3 (1.91%) VPN
12 2 (1.27%) HTTP
12 2 (1.27%) SNMP
13 1 (0.64%) FTP
13 1 (0.64%) Internet
13 1 (0.64%) IPsec
13 1 (0.64%) IPv6
13 1 (0.64%) Kerberos
13 1 (0.64%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.82%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.64%) MySQL
2 1 (0.64%) OLTP
2 1 (0.64%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.64%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.64%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 4 (2.55%) JIRA
2 1 (0.64%) Introscope
General
1 67 (42.68%) Finance
2 51 (32.48%) Banking
3 11 (7.01%) Investment Banking
4 3 (1.91%) Law
5 2 (1.27%) International Banking
5 2 (1.27%) Retail
5 2 (1.27%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.64%) Electronics
6 1 (0.64%) German Language
6 1 (0.64%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.64%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.55%) Middleware
1 4 (2.55%) Web Services
2 2 (1.27%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (1.27%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (0.64%) LAMP
3 1 (0.64%) SAML
3 1 (0.64%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 34 (21.66%) Clustering
2 25 (15.92%) Data Centre
3 9 (5.73%) EMC VMAX
3 9 (5.73%) Replication
4 8 (5.10%) HACMP
5 7 (4.46%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (4.46%) Management Information System
6 5 (3.18%) User Experience
7 4 (2.55%) CMDB
8 3 (1.91%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.27%) Freedom of Information
9 2 (1.27%) Freedom of Information Act
10 1 (0.64%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.64%) LPAR
10 1 (0.64%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 157 (100.00%) Unix
2 128 (81.53%) Linux
3 84 (53.50%) Solaris
4 72 (45.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 41 (26.11%) AIX
6 18 (11.46%) Windows
7 8 (5.10%) HPUX
7 8 (5.10%) SUSE
8 3 (1.91%) CentOS
8 3 (1.91%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (1.27%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 2 (1.27%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.64%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.64%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (22.93%) Migration
2 29 (18.47%) ITIL
3 20 (12.74%) Disaster Recovery
3 20 (12.74%) High Availability
4 16 (10.19%) Configuration Management
5 14 (8.92%) DevOps
6 10 (6.37%) Change Management
6 10 (6.37%) Incident Management
7 9 (5.73%) Data Migration
7 9 (5.73%) Project Management
8 8 (5.10%) Load Balancing
8 8 (5.10%) Performance Monitoring
8 8 (5.10%) Service Management
9 7 (4.46%) Low Latency
9 7 (4.46%) Open Source
9 7 (4.46%) Server Patching
10 6 (3.82%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (3.82%) Change Control
10 6 (3.82%) Problem Management
10 6 (3.82%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (29.30%) Shell Script
2 39 (24.84%) Perl
3 22 (14.01%) Python
4 9 (5.73%) Bourne shell
4 9 (5.73%) SQL
5 8 (5.10%) PHP
6 6 (3.82%) C
7 5 (3.18%) Korn
8 4 (2.55%) Bash Shell
8 4 (2.55%) PL/SQL
9 3 (1.91%) Java
9 3 (1.91%) SystemTap
10 2 (1.27%) AWK
10 2 (1.27%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.64%) C#
11 1 (0.64%) C-shell
11 1 (0.64%) Ruby
11 1 (0.64%) sed
Qualifications
1 8 (5.10%) Security Cleared
2 6 (3.82%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.27%) IBM AIX Certification
4 1 (0.64%) Degree
4 1 (0.64%) MCSE
4 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.55%) SLA
2 2 (1.27%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 40 (25.48%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 28 (17.83%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 16 (10.19%) NFS
4 13 (8.28%) KVM
5 12 (7.64%) RHEV
5 12 (7.64%) Veritas File System
6 10 (6.37%) Firmware
7 8 (5.10%) VMware Infrastructure
8 7 (4.46%) vSphere
9 5 (3.18%) Active Directory
9 5 (3.18%) iptables
9 5 (3.18%) Sendmail
10 4 (2.55%) Oracle Clusterware
10 4 (2.55%) Postfix
11 3 (1.91%) GPFS
12 2 (1.27%) Oracle RAC
13 1 (0.64%) Samba
13 1 (0.64%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 34 (21.66%) Puppet
2 22 (14.01%) NetBackup
3 10 (6.37%) Oracle ZFS
4 8 (5.10%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 7 (4.46%) Legato
5 7 (4.46%) Oracle RMAN
6 6 (3.82%) Control-M
6 6 (3.82%) ITRS Geneos
7 5 (3.18%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (3.18%) OSSEC
8 4 (2.55%) Ansible
8 4 (2.55%) BladeLogic
8 4 (2.55%) Cobbler
8 4 (2.55%) HP Data Protector
8 4 (2.55%) Nagios
8 4 (2.55%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 3 (1.91%) BMC PATROL
10 2 (1.27%) Tivoli
10 2 (1.27%) vRealize
11 1 (0.64%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 76 (48.41%) Red Hat
2 60 (38.22%) Veritas
3 35 (22.29%) Oracle
4 34 (21.66%) EMC
5 32 (20.38%) HP
6 27 (17.20%) NetApp
7 25 (15.92%) Sun
8 23 (14.65%) IBM
9 13 (8.28%) VMware
10 12 (7.64%) Dell
11 11 (7.01%) Splunk
12 10 (6.37%) Symantec
13 9 (5.73%) Emulex
14 7 (4.46%) ServiceNow
15 6 (3.82%) BMC
16 5 (3.18%) SolarWinds
17 4 (2.55%) 3PAR
17 4 (2.55%) Brocade
17 4 (2.55%) New Relic
17 4 (2.55%) TippingPoint
London
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ECS
Rate: £Market
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Reed Technology
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago