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 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unix System Administrator (Unix SA)
UK / England
Rank 486 547 528
Rank change year-on-year
+61 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Systems Administrator 79 59 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.19% 0.13% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.13% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 51 49
Median daily rate £450 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £469
UK excluding London median daily rate £373 £388 £360
% change year-on-year
-3.87% +7.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
39224 44183 43962
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.70% 94.93% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 25749 28478 28133
Median daily rate £428 £423 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.18% +5.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1333 1606 1775
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.09 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.08
% change year-on-year
- +8.83%

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 19 January 2017.

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 19 January 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
London +39 58 £450 -5.26% 2
South East +22 13 £385 -9.41% 3
North West +26 4 £400 - 1
East of England +8 2 £338 -10.00%
Yorkshire +10 1 £375 +50.00%
North East - 1 £310 -
Unix Systems Administrator
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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.

1 137 (100.00%) Unix
2 116 (84.67%) Linux
3 90 (65.69%) Red Hat
4 76 (55.47%) Solaris
5 70 (51.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 66 (48.18%) Finance
7 49 (35.77%) Veritas
8 38 (27.74%) Puppet
9 36 (26.28%) Sun
9 36 (26.28%) Oracle
10 35 (25.55%) HP
11 31 (22.63%) SAN
12 29 (21.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 29 (21.17%) Banking
13 28 (20.44%) Perl
14 26 (18.98%) VMware
15 23 (16.79%) LDAP
16 22 (16.06%) Cisco
16 22 (16.06%) Bash Shell
17 21 (15.33%) High Availability
17 21 (15.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
17 21 (15.33%) SUSE
18 20 (14.60%) Amazon AWS
18 20 (14.60%) Ansible
19 19 (13.87%) Change Control
19 19 (13.87%) NetBackup
19 19 (13.87%) TCP/IP
19 19 (13.87%) ITIL
19 19 (13.87%) AIX
20 18 (13.14%) DNS

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 12 (8.76%) Apache
2 10 (7.30%) Tomcat
3 7 (5.11%) WebLogic
4 6 (4.38%) JBoss
5 5 (3.65%) iPlanet
5 5 (3.65%) Oracle Application Server
6 3 (2.19%) Cloud Foundry
6 3 (2.19%) Confluence
6 3 (2.19%) nginx
7 1 (0.73%) ColdFusion
7 1 (0.73%) IIS
7 1 (0.73%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.73%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.73%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.73%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.73%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 20 (14.60%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (5.84%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (2.19%) GitHub
4 1 (0.73%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.73%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 31 (22.63%) SAN
2 23 (16.79%) LDAP
3 19 (13.87%) TCP/IP
4 18 (13.14%) DNS
5 14 (10.22%) NAS
6 10 (7.30%) Cisco Nexus
6 10 (7.30%) Firewall
7 9 (6.57%) Kerberos
8 7 (5.11%) SSH
9 5 (3.65%) FTP
10 4 (2.92%) CTI
10 4 (2.92%) DHCP
11 3 (2.19%) Internet
11 3 (2.19%) iSCSI
12 2 (1.46%) SSL
13 1 (0.73%) HTTP
13 1 (0.73%) IGMP
13 1 (0.73%) OpenLDAP
13 1 (0.73%) SNMP
13 1 (0.73%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (9.49%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (2.19%) Oracle Database
2 3 (2.19%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.46%) GIS
3 2 (1.46%) InterSystems Cache
4 1 (0.73%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.73%) MySQL
4 1 (0.73%) Oracle Exadata
4 1 (0.73%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 9 (6.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (5.11%) JIRA
3 4 (2.92%) Jenkins
4 3 (2.19%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (2.19%) Subversion
5 1 (0.73%) Git (software)
General
1 66 (48.18%) Finance
2 29 (21.17%) Banking
3 11 (8.03%) Financial Institution
4 9 (6.57%) Investment Banking
5 8 (5.84%) Legal
6 4 (2.92%) Law
7 1 (0.73%) Advertising
7 1 (0.73%) Front Office
7 1 (0.73%) Japanese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.11%) Middleware
2 5 (3.65%) J2EE
3 4 (2.92%) SAML
4 3 (2.19%) LAMP
5 1 (0.73%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.73%) Django
5 1 (0.73%) Kafka
5 1 (0.73%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 17 (12.41%) Clustering
2 11 (8.03%) Enterprise Storage
3 9 (6.57%) Management Information System
4 8 (5.84%) Data Centre
5 7 (5.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 6 (4.38%) Freedom of Information
6 6 (4.38%) Freedom of Information Act
7 5 (3.65%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (2.92%) Algorithms
8 4 (2.92%) Replication
9 3 (2.19%) EMC VNX
9 3 (2.19%) Fintech
9 3 (2.19%) RSA SecurID
10 2 (1.46%) CLARiiON
11 1 (0.73%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.73%) CMDB
11 1 (0.73%) Derivative
11 1 (0.73%) Hybrid Cloud
11 1 (0.73%) NHS
11 1 (0.73%) Symmetrix DMX
Operating Systems
1 137 (100.00%) Unix
2 116 (84.67%) Linux
3 76 (55.47%) Solaris
4 70 (51.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 21 (15.33%) SUSE
6 19 (13.87%) AIX
7 10 (7.30%) CentOS
8 8 (5.84%) Windows
9 6 (4.38%) HPUX
10 4 (2.92%) Oracle Linux
10 4 (2.92%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 3 (2.19%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (1.46%) Ubuntu
12 2 (1.46%) Windows Server
12 2 (1.46%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.73%) VMS
13 1 (0.73%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.73%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.73%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (15.33%) High Availability
2 19 (13.87%) Change Control
2 19 (13.87%) ITIL
3 16 (11.68%) Change Management
3 16 (11.68%) Configuration Management
4 14 (10.22%) Low Latency
5 13 (9.49%) Migration
6 11 (8.03%) Kernel Tuning
7 10 (7.30%) Problem Management
8 9 (6.57%) Capacity Planning
8 9 (6.57%) Load Balancing
8 9 (6.57%) Service Delivery
9 8 (5.84%) Performance Monitoring
10 7 (5.11%) Algorithmic Trading
10 7 (5.11%) ITIL V3
10 7 (5.11%) Project Management
10 7 (5.11%) Root Cause Analysis
11 6 (4.38%) Data Protection
11 6 (4.38%) Risk Management
11 6 (4.38%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (20.44%) Perl
2 22 (16.06%) Bash Shell
3 18 (13.14%) Shell Script
4 14 (10.22%) Python
5 9 (6.57%) SQL
6 6 (4.38%) PHP
7 5 (3.65%) Java
7 5 (3.65%) Korn
8 4 (2.92%) C
8 4 (2.92%) SystemTap
9 3 (2.19%) Bourne shell
9 3 (2.19%) C-shell
10 1 (0.73%) AWK
10 1 (0.73%) C++
10 1 (0.73%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.73%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.73%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.73%) R
10 1 (0.73%) Ruby
10 1 (0.73%) sed
Qualifications
1 12 (8.76%) SC Cleared
1 12 (8.76%) Security Cleared
2 4 (2.92%) RHCSA
3 3 (2.19%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.46%) RHCE
4 2 (1.46%) RHCT
5 1 (0.73%) CCNA
5 1 (0.73%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.73%) Degree
5 1 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.73%) MCSA
5 1 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.73%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.73%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (21.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 21 (15.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 18 (13.14%) NFS
4 12 (8.76%) Veritas File System
5 11 (8.03%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (5.84%) vSphere
7 7 (5.11%) Active Directory
8 6 (4.38%) Samba
9 5 (3.65%) KVM
10 4 (2.92%) RHEV
11 3 (2.19%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (1.46%) FreeRADIUS
12 2 (1.46%) Hyper-V
12 2 (1.46%) VMware ESX
13 1 (0.73%) Firmware
13 1 (0.73%) vCloud
13 1 (0.73%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 38 (27.74%) Puppet
2 20 (14.60%) Ansible
3 19 (13.87%) NetBackup
4 11 (8.03%) Red Hat Satellite
5 9 (6.57%) Nagios
6 7 (5.11%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (4.38%) Control-M
8 5 (3.65%) OpenView
8 5 (3.65%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 5 (3.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 4 (2.92%) Oracle ZFS
10 3 (2.19%) BladeLogic
10 3 (2.19%) OpenAM
10 3 (2.19%) Oracle RMAN
11 2 (1.46%) BMC PATROL
11 2 (1.46%) EMC Navisphere
11 2 (1.46%) Failover Clustering
11 2 (1.46%) Norton AntiVirus
11 2 (1.46%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 2 (1.46%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 90 (65.69%) Red Hat
2 49 (35.77%) Veritas
3 36 (26.28%) Oracle
3 36 (26.28%) Sun
4 35 (25.55%) HP
5 26 (18.98%) VMware
6 22 (16.06%) Cisco
7 17 (12.41%) EMC
8 15 (10.95%) Symantec
9 14 (10.22%) IBM
10 13 (9.49%) NetApp
11 7 (5.11%) 3PAR
11 7 (5.11%) Splunk
12 5 (3.65%) Brocade
12 5 (3.65%) F5
13 4 (2.92%) Cyber-Ark
13 4 (2.92%) ForgeRock
14 3 (2.19%) Dell
14 3 (2.19%) MuleSoft
15 2 (1.46%) Remedy
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