The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Senior Unix Systems Administrator featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Unix System Administrator
UK
Rank 581 610 -
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Unix Systems Administrator 12 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.004% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.028% 0.004% -
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 0
Median daily rate £510 £450 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £450 -
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -
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 across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
42518 47379 47264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.78% 94.76% 94.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 27667 30205 29656
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £587 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1495 1737 1864
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.87 £47.50 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

Senior Unix Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Senior Unix Systems Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Senior Unix Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Senior Unix Systems Administrator within the UK.

Senior Unix Systems Administrator Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Senior Unix Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Unix Systems Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 24 January 2017.

Senior Unix Systems Administrator Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Senior Unix Systems Administrator
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Senior Unix Systems Administrator within the UK.

Senior Unix Systems Administrator Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Senior Unix Systems Administrator
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Unix Systems Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 24 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
England +32 12 £510 +13.33%
London +14 11 £510 +13.33%
Hertfordshire - 1 £338 -
City of London - 1 £510 -
East of England - 1 £338 -

Senior Unix Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, Senior 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 featuring Senior Unix Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 18 (100.00%) Unix
1 18 (100.00%) Linux
2 15 (83.33%) Red Hat
3 14 (77.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 14 (77.78%) Puppet
4 12 (66.67%) Finance
5 10 (55.56%) Amazon AWS
6 9 (50.00%) Financial Institution
6 9 (50.00%) Configuration Management
6 9 (50.00%) Red Hat Satellite
6 9 (50.00%) Ansible
7 8 (44.44%) Sun
7 8 (44.44%) HP
8 7 (38.89%) ITIL
8 7 (38.89%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
9 6 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
9 6 (33.33%) Change Control
9 6 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
9 6 (33.33%) ITIL V3
9 6 (33.33%) VMware
9 6 (33.33%) Solaris
10 5 (27.78%) Shell Script
11 4 (22.22%) DNS
11 4 (22.22%) vSphere
12 3 (16.67%) Change Management
12 3 (16.67%) Python
12 3 (16.67%) Nagios
12 3 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
13 2 (11.11%) Server Building

Senior Unix Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 2 (11.11%) Apache
1 2 (11.11%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 10 (55.56%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (38.89%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (22.22%) DNS
2 2 (11.11%) DHCP
2 2 (11.11%) Kerberos
2 2 (11.11%) LDAP
3 1 (5.56%) LAN
3 1 (5.56%) SAN
3 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
General
1 12 (66.67%) Finance
2 9 (50.00%) Financial Institution
3 1 (5.56%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.56%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 18 (100.00%) Linux
1 18 (100.00%) Unix
2 14 (77.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (33.33%) Solaris
4 1 (5.56%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 7 (38.89%) ITIL
3 6 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
3 6 (33.33%) Change Control
3 6 (33.33%) ITIL V3
3 6 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
3 6 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (16.67%) Change Management
5 2 (11.11%) Migration
5 2 (11.11%) Programme Management
5 2 (11.11%) Server Building
5 2 (11.11%) System Testing
6 1 (5.56%) High Availability
6 1 (5.56%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) Shell Script
2 3 (16.67%) Python
3 2 (11.11%) Bash Shell
3 2 (11.11%) Perl
System Software
1 4 (22.22%) vSphere
2 2 (11.11%) FreeRADIUS
2 2 (11.11%) NFS
2 2 (11.11%) Samba
2 2 (11.11%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.56%) KVM
Systems Management
1 14 (77.78%) Puppet
2 9 (50.00%) Ansible
2 9 (50.00%) Red Hat Satellite
3 3 (16.67%) Nagios
3 3 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (5.56%) NetBackup
4 1 (5.56%) OpenView
Vendors
1 15 (83.33%) Red Hat
2 8 (44.44%) HP
2 8 (44.44%) Sun
3 6 (33.33%) VMware
4 2 (11.11%) 3PAR
4 2 (11.11%) Cisco
4 2 (11.11%) NetApp
5 1 (5.56%) Brocade
5 1 (5.56%) Veritas