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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Unix System Administrator
Rank 618 636 645
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Unix Systems Administrator 9 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.002% 0.007%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.019% 0.002% 0.007%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 3
Median daily rate £525 £425 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.52% +30.76%
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £425 £331
% change year-on-year
-20.58% +28.30%
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
47494 51855 53478
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.80% 93.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 31084 33012 33811
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 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.31% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1664 2028 2194
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.79%

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 5 December 2016.

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 4 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 5 December 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
England +9 9 £525 +23.52% 1
London - 7 £575 - 1
East of England - 2 £338 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £338 -

Senior Unix Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 December 2016, 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 12 (100.00%) Unix
1 12 (100.00%) Linux
2 10 (83.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (75.00%) Red Hat
4 8 (66.67%) Puppet
5 6 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (50.00%) Finance
6 5 (41.67%) Red Hat Satellite
6 5 (41.67%) Ansible
6 5 (41.67%) Configuration Management
6 5 (41.67%) Sun
7 4 (33.33%) HP
7 4 (33.33%) DNS
7 4 (33.33%) ITIL
7 4 (33.33%) Solaris
7 4 (33.33%) VMware
7 4 (33.33%) vSphere
8 3 (25.00%) Financial Institution
8 3 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (25.00%) Shell Script
8 3 (25.00%) Nagios
8 3 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
9 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
9 2 (16.67%) Change Control
9 2 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
9 2 (16.67%) NetApp
9 2 (16.67%) Veritas
9 2 (16.67%) Change Management

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 (16.67%) Apache
1 2 (16.67%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 6 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) DNS
2 2 (16.67%) DHCP
2 2 (16.67%) LDAP
2 2 (16.67%) SAN
3 1 (8.33%) LAN
3 1 (8.33%) NAS
3 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (8.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
General
1 6 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (25.00%) Financial Institution
3 2 (16.67%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (8.33%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Linux
1 12 (100.00%) Unix
2 10 (83.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (33.33%) Solaris
4 1 (8.33%) AIX
4 1 (8.33%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Configuration Management
2 4 (33.33%) ITIL
3 2 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (16.67%) Change Control
3 2 (16.67%) Change Management
3 2 (16.67%) ITIL V3
3 2 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
4 1 (8.33%) High Availability
4 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
4 1 (8.33%) Low Latency
4 1 (8.33%) Migration
4 1 (8.33%) Programme Management
4 1 (8.33%) Server Building
4 1 (8.33%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) Shell Script
2 2 (16.67%) Bash Shell
2 2 (16.67%) Perl
2 2 (16.67%) Python
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) vSphere
2 2 (16.67%) FreeRADIUS
2 2 (16.67%) NFS
2 2 (16.67%) Samba
2 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (8.33%) KVM
3 1 (8.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 8 (66.67%) Puppet
2 5 (41.67%) Ansible
2 5 (41.67%) Red Hat Satellite
3 3 (25.00%) Nagios
3 3 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (8.33%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (8.33%) NetBackup
4 1 (8.33%) OpenView
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) Red Hat
2 5 (41.67%) Sun
3 4 (33.33%) HP
3 4 (33.33%) VMware
4 2 (16.67%) 3PAR
4 2 (16.67%) Cisco
4 2 (16.67%) NetApp
4 2 (16.67%) Veritas
5 1 (8.33%) BMC
5 1 (8.33%) Brocade