The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South East 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 248 257 254
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Systems Administrator 4 12 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.048% 0.12% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.051% 0.13% 0.035%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 2
Median daily rate £475 £425 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +28.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £355 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £425 £336
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
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 South East 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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
7888 9239 8617
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.79% 94.72% 94.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4784 5565 4753
Median daily rate £400 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 382 433 456
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.25 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% +13.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
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 the South East

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

Unix Systems Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Unix Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Unix Systems Administrator Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Unix Systems Administrator
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Unix Systems Administrator Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Unix Systems Administrator
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East 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
Berkshire - 2 £500 -
Hampshire +15 1 £450 +38.46%
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Unix Systems Administrator
England

Unix Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

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 South East region featuring Unix Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 19 (100.00%) Unix
2 16 (84.21%) Linux
3 12 (63.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (47.37%) Solaris
4 9 (47.37%) SAN
4 9 (47.37%) Shell Script
5 8 (42.11%) Finance
5 8 (42.11%) Veritas
6 7 (36.84%) Red Hat
7 6 (31.58%) AIX
7 6 (31.58%) Perl
7 6 (31.58%) Oracle
7 6 (31.58%) NetBackup
8 5 (26.32%) NAS
8 5 (26.32%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 5 (26.32%) Project Management
8 5 (26.32%) TCP/IP
8 5 (26.32%) EMC
9 4 (21.05%) HP
9 4 (21.05%) IBM
9 4 (21.05%) Migration
9 4 (21.05%) Banking
9 4 (21.05%) Clustering
9 4 (21.05%) CentOS
10 3 (15.79%) Oracle Clusterware
10 3 (15.79%) Server Patching
10 3 (15.79%) Performance Monitoring
10 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
10 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
10 3 (15.79%) Veritas File System

Unix Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 (5.26%) nginx
1 1 (5.26%) TPMS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (47.37%) SAN
2 5 (26.32%) NAS
2 5 (26.32%) TCP/IP
3 3 (15.79%) DHCP
3 3 (15.79%) DNS
3 3 (15.79%) LDAP
4 2 (10.53%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (5.26%) Firewall
5 1 (5.26%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.26%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (5.26%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
General
1 8 (42.11%) Finance
2 4 (21.05%) Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) Django
1 1 (5.26%) Kafka
1 1 (5.26%) Middleware
1 1 (5.26%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Clustering
2 2 (10.53%) HACMP
3 1 (5.26%) EMC VMAX
3 1 (5.26%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (5.26%) Freedom of Information Act
3 1 (5.26%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 19 (100.00%) Unix
2 16 (84.21%) Linux
3 12 (63.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (47.37%) Solaris
5 6 (31.58%) AIX
6 4 (21.05%) CentOS
7 3 (15.79%) Windows
8 2 (10.53%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (5.26%) HPUX
9 1 (5.26%) Ubuntu
9 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Project Management
2 4 (21.05%) Migration
3 3 (15.79%) Change Management
3 3 (15.79%) Performance Monitoring
3 3 (15.79%) Risk Management
3 3 (15.79%) Server Patching
4 2 (10.53%) Compliance Audit
4 2 (10.53%) Configuration Management
4 2 (10.53%) DevOps
4 2 (10.53%) ITIL
5 1 (5.26%) Build Automation
5 1 (5.26%) Data Analysis
5 1 (5.26%) High Availability
5 1 (5.26%) Kernel Tuning
5 1 (5.26%) Mentoring
5 1 (5.26%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.26%) Service Management
5 1 (5.26%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 9 (47.37%) Shell Script
2 6 (31.58%) Perl
3 3 (15.79%) Bourne shell
4 2 (10.53%) Python
4 2 (10.53%) SQL
5 1 (5.26%) Korn
5 1 (5.26%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
1 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) DV Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (5.26%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (26.32%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 3 (15.79%) Oracle Clusterware
2 3 (15.79%) Veritas File System
3 2 (10.53%) NFS
3 2 (10.53%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
4 1 (5.26%) Firmware
4 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
4 1 (5.26%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 1 (5.26%) vCloud
4 1 (5.26%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (31.58%) NetBackup
2 3 (15.79%) Legato
2 3 (15.79%) Puppet
3 2 (10.53%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 1 (5.26%) Ansible
4 1 (5.26%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (5.26%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle ZFS
4 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 1 (5.26%) Tivoli
4 1 (5.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 8 (42.11%) Veritas
2 7 (36.84%) Red Hat
3 6 (31.58%) Oracle
4 5 (26.32%) EMC
5 4 (21.05%) HP
5 4 (21.05%) IBM
6 3 (15.79%) Cisco
6 3 (15.79%) Dell
6 3 (15.79%) Sun
7 2 (10.53%) NetApp
7 2 (10.53%) Sybase
8 1 (5.26%) Emulex
8 1 (5.26%) Remedy
8 1 (5.26%) Symantec
8 1 (5.26%) VMware