The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the London 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 28 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix System Administrator (Unix SA)
Rank 402 396 403
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Systems Administrator 31 31 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.14% 0.13% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.14% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 29 17
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £312 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £357 £375
% change year-on-year
+12.12% -4.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £16.00 -
Unix Systems Administrator
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the London 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
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
20630 21742 21781
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 95.15% 94.61% 95.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 14967 15186 15135
Median daily rate £463 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 227 363 392
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.88 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.94% +13.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.60 £52.17 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

Unix Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Unix Systems Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in London

Unix Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Unix Systems Administrator Daily Rate Trend in London

Unix Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Unix Systems Administrator across the London region over the 3 months to 28 June 2016.

Unix Systems Administrator Daily Rate Histogram in London

Unix Systems Administrator
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Unix Systems Administrator Hourly Rate Trend in London

Unix Systems Administrator
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 28 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
City of London +35 6 £394 +21.15%
Unix Systems Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 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 London region featuring Unix Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 78 (100.00%) Unix
2 67 (85.90%) Linux
3 45 (57.69%) Red Hat
4 40 (51.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 37 (47.44%) Solaris
5 37 (47.44%) Finance
6 31 (39.74%) Banking
7 29 (37.18%) SAN
8 25 (32.05%) Perl
9 23 (29.49%) Veritas
10 22 (28.21%) Puppet
11 21 (26.92%) NAS
12 20 (25.64%) AIX
13 18 (23.08%) Python
14 17 (21.79%) ITIL
14 17 (21.79%) Shell Script
14 17 (21.79%) Clustering
14 17 (21.79%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 16 (20.51%) HP
16 15 (19.23%) Data Centre
17 14 (17.95%) Sun
17 14 (17.95%) Oracle
17 14 (17.95%) Migration
18 12 (15.38%) KVM
18 12 (15.38%) Veritas Cluster Server
19 11 (14.10%) Low Latency
19 11 (14.10%) LDAP
20 9 (11.54%) DNS
20 9 (11.54%) EMC
20 9 (11.54%) Replication

Unix Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in London 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 1 (1.28%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.28%) TPMS
1 1 (1.28%) WebSphere
1 1 (1.28%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (1.28%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (37.18%) SAN
2 21 (26.92%) NAS
3 11 (14.10%) LDAP
4 9 (11.54%) DNS
5 7 (8.97%) TCP/IP
6 5 (6.41%) Firewall
7 3 (3.85%) LAN
7 3 (3.85%) WAN
8 2 (2.56%) SNMP
9 1 (1.28%) HTTP
9 1 (1.28%) IMAP
9 1 (1.28%) Internet
9 1 (1.28%) IPsec
9 1 (1.28%) iSCSI
9 1 (1.28%) Kerberos
9 1 (1.28%) SMTP
9 1 (1.28%) SSH
9 1 (1.28%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.28%) MySQL
1 1 (1.28%) SQL Server
General
1 37 (47.44%) Finance
2 31 (39.74%) Banking
3 4 (5.13%) International Banking
4 3 (3.85%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.56%) Law
5 2 (2.56%) Retail
6 1 (1.28%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.13%) Web Services
2 1 (1.28%) LAMP
2 1 (1.28%) Middleware
2 1 (1.28%) Symfony
2 1 (1.28%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 17 (21.79%) Clustering
2 15 (19.23%) Data Centre
3 9 (11.54%) Replication
4 5 (6.41%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (5.13%) Management Information System
5 4 (5.13%) User Experience
6 1 (1.28%) CMDB
6 1 (1.28%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.28%) EMC VMAX
6 1 (1.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.28%) HACMP
6 1 (1.28%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 78 (100.00%) Unix
2 67 (85.90%) Linux
3 40 (51.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 37 (47.44%) Solaris
5 20 (25.64%) AIX
6 8 (10.26%) Windows
7 4 (5.13%) SUSE
8 3 (3.85%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (1.28%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.28%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (1.28%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.28%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (21.79%) ITIL
2 14 (17.95%) Migration
3 11 (14.10%) Low Latency
4 9 (11.54%) High Availability
5 7 (8.97%) Incident Management
6 6 (7.69%) Configuration Management
6 6 (7.69%) DevOps
7 5 (6.41%) E-Commerce
8 4 (5.13%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (5.13%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (3.85%) Problem Management
9 3 (3.85%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 2 (2.56%) Business Continuity
10 2 (2.56%) Change Control
10 2 (2.56%) Change Management
10 2 (2.56%) Load Balancing
10 2 (2.56%) Risk Management
10 2 (2.56%) Security Management
10 2 (2.56%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (32.05%) Perl
2 18 (23.08%) Python
3 17 (21.79%) Shell Script
4 8 (10.26%) PHP
5 6 (7.69%) C
6 5 (6.41%) SystemTap
7 3 (3.85%) Bash Shell
8 2 (2.56%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.56%) SQL
9 1 (1.28%) AWK
9 1 (1.28%) C#
9 1 (1.28%) Java
9 1 (1.28%) Korn
9 1 (1.28%) Ruby
9 1 (1.28%) sed
Qualifications
1 1 (1.28%) Degree
1 1 (1.28%) MCSE
1 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (1.28%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (21.79%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 12 (15.38%) KVM
2 12 (15.38%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 9 (11.54%) RHEV
4 8 (10.26%) NFS
5 5 (6.41%) Active Directory
6 4 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (5.13%) vSphere
7 3 (3.85%) Veritas File System
8 2 (2.56%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (1.28%) Firmware
9 1 (1.28%) Oracle Clusterware
9 1 (1.28%) Samba
9 1 (1.28%) Sendmail
9 1 (1.28%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 22 (28.21%) Puppet
2 7 (8.97%) ITRS Geneos
3 6 (7.69%) Control-M
3 6 (7.69%) Oracle ZFS
3 6 (7.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 5 (6.41%) BladeLogic
5 4 (5.13%) Ansible
5 4 (5.13%) NetBackup
5 4 (5.13%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (3.85%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (1.28%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (1.28%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 1 (1.28%) vRealize
Vendors
1 45 (57.69%) Red Hat
2 23 (29.49%) Veritas
3 16 (20.51%) HP
4 14 (17.95%) Oracle
4 14 (17.95%) Sun
5 9 (11.54%) EMC
5 9 (11.54%) VMware
6 8 (10.26%) IBM
7 7 (8.97%) BMC
8 6 (7.69%) Dell
9 5 (6.41%) Splunk
10 4 (5.13%) NetApp
10 4 (5.13%) New Relic
10 4 (5.13%) Symantec
11 3 (3.85%) 3PAR
12 1 (1.28%) Citrix
12 1 (1.28%) Emulex
12 1 (1.28%) Percona
12 1 (1.28%) Reuters
12 1 (1.28%) Solace