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 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Unix System Administrator
Rank 636 620 614
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Unix Systems Administrator 12 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.013% 0.002%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.024% 0.014% 0.002%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 0
Median daily rate £450 £425 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 - -
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
50931 51412 49753
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.74% 94.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 33245 31720 30748
Median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1466 2048 2093
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.57 £40.15 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

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 26 May 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 13 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 26 May 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 -6 10 £450 +5.88%
London -10 5 £575 +35.29%
Surrey - 3 £450 -
South East - 3 £450 -
Edinburgh - 2 - -
Guildford - 2 £450 -
Scotland - 2 - -
Camberley - 1 £450 -
Manchester - 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 - -
Tyne and Wear - 1 - -
North East - 1 - -
North West - 1 - -

Senior Unix Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 17 (100.00%) Unix
2 12 (70.59%) Veritas
2 12 (70.59%) Solaris
2 12 (70.59%) Linux
3 11 (64.71%) SAN
3 11 (64.71%) Finance
4 10 (58.82%) Migration
4 10 (58.82%) EMC
5 9 (52.94%) NAS
6 8 (47.06%) Red Hat
7 6 (35.29%) Firmware
7 6 (35.29%) NetApp
7 6 (35.29%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 6 (35.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 6 (35.29%) Banking
7 6 (35.29%) EMC VMAX
7 6 (35.29%) Emulex
8 5 (29.41%) TPMS
8 5 (29.41%) Data Migration
8 5 (29.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (29.41%) Change Management
9 4 (23.53%) Law
9 4 (23.53%) ITIL
9 4 (23.53%) AIX
9 4 (23.53%) Clustering
9 4 (23.53%) Data Centre
10 3 (17.65%) Perl
10 3 (17.65%) Python
10 3 (17.65%) E-Commerce
10 3 (17.65%) Sun

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 5 (29.41%) TPMS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (64.71%) SAN
2 9 (52.94%) NAS
3 1 (5.88%) iSCSI
General
1 11 (64.71%) Finance
2 6 (35.29%) Banking
3 4 (23.53%) Law
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) EMC VMAX
2 4 (23.53%) Clustering
2 4 (23.53%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (100.00%) Unix
2 12 (70.59%) Linux
2 12 (70.59%) Solaris
3 5 (29.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (23.53%) AIX
5 1 (5.88%) HPUX
5 1 (5.88%) SUSE
5 1 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Migration
2 5 (29.41%) Change Management
2 5 (29.41%) Data Migration
3 4 (23.53%) ITIL
4 3 (17.65%) E-Commerce
4 3 (17.65%) Incident Management
4 3 (17.65%) Low Latency
5 1 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (5.88%) DevOps
5 1 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (5.88%) ITIL V3
5 1 (5.88%) Kernel Tuning
5 1 (5.88%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (5.88%) Security Architecture
5 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.88%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) Perl
1 3 (17.65%) Python
2 1 (5.88%) Shell Script
2 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) Degree
1 1 (5.88%) MCSE
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 6 (35.29%) Firmware
1 6 (35.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
1 6 (35.29%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (5.88%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 12 (70.59%) Veritas
2 10 (58.82%) EMC
3 8 (47.06%) Red Hat
4 6 (35.29%) Emulex
4 6 (35.29%) NetApp
5 3 (17.65%) BMC
5 3 (17.65%) Sun
6 2 (11.76%) Oracle
7 1 (5.88%) HP
7 1 (5.88%) SAP