The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Unix Administrator featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 3 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix Administrator
Rank 533 547 520
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -27
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Administrator 87 110 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.20% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.21% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 68 65
Median daily rate £425 £406 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% +11.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £250 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £500 £494
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
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
46798 52479 53703
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.81% 93.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 30588 33428 33908
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
+3.24% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1652 2035 2195
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 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.25%

Unix Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Unix Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Unix Administrator
Daily Rate Trend

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

Unix Administrator Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Unix Administrator
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Unix Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 3 December 2016.

Unix Administrator Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Unix Administrator
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Unix Administrator Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Unix Administrator
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 3 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 -6 77 £425 +6.25% 18
London -7 46 £450 +1.40% 10
South East +18 12 £370 -4.51% 1
Surrey +21 10 - -
Scotland +4 9 £250 -41.52% 2
Yorkshire +16 7 £363 +45.00%
Epsom +3 7 - -
North West +8 6 £419 - 3
City of London -6 6 £438 -1.40% 2
South Yorkshire -5 5 £350 -12.50%
Cheshire - 5 £413 - 1
South Ayrshire - 4 £238 -
Ayr - 4 £238 -
Kilmarnock - 3 - -
East Ayrshire - 3 - -
Leeds +16 2 £375 +3.44%
East of England +12 2 £338 -10.00% 2
South West +10 2 £363 -9.93% 2
Bristol +7 2 £363 -30.95% 2
West Yorkshire +6 2 £375 +50.00%
Sheffield -10 2 £340 -15.00%
North East -30 2 £387 -3.25%
Newcastle upon Tyne -35 2 £387 -3.25%
Tyne and Wear -36 2 £387 -3.25%
Barnsley - 2 £401 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £338 -
Edinburgh +11 1 - - 1
Glasgow +4 1 £400 +5.96% 1
Manchester +2 1 £425 - 2
West Sussex - 1 - -

Unix Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, Unix 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 Unix Administrator in the job title.

1 195 (100.00%) Unix
2 152 (77.95%) Linux
3 111 (56.92%) Solaris
4 96 (49.23%) Red Hat
5 86 (44.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 77 (39.49%) Finance
7 75 (38.46%) Oracle
8 68 (34.87%) Veritas
9 58 (29.74%) SAN
10 55 (28.21%) Sun
11 47 (24.10%) HP
12 45 (23.08%) AIX
13 38 (19.49%) Banking
14 36 (18.46%) Puppet
15 35 (17.95%) VMware
15 35 (17.95%) NetBackup
15 35 (17.95%) Perl
16 34 (17.44%) Shell Script
16 34 (17.44%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 34 (17.44%) High Availability
17 33 (16.92%) NetApp
18 31 (15.90%) Veritas Volume Manager
18 31 (15.90%) ITIL
19 30 (15.38%) IBM
20 27 (13.85%) Bash Shell
21 25 (12.82%) Clustering
21 25 (12.82%) LDAP
22 24 (12.31%) NFS
22 24 (12.31%) SUSE
23 23 (11.79%) Security Cleared

Unix 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 15 (7.69%) Apache
2 13 (6.67%) Tomcat
3 10 (5.13%) JBoss
3 10 (5.13%) WebLogic
4 7 (3.59%) iPlanet
4 7 (3.59%) Oracle Application Server
5 4 (2.05%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.54%) Cloud Foundry
6 3 (1.54%) Confluence
6 3 (1.54%) nginx
7 1 (0.51%) ColdFusion
7 1 (0.51%) IIS
7 1 (0.51%) SAS
7 1 (0.51%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.51%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (0.51%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.51%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 19 (9.74%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.05%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (1.54%) GitHub
4 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.51%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 58 (29.74%) SAN
2 25 (12.82%) LDAP
3 21 (10.77%) NAS
4 17 (8.72%) DNS
5 15 (7.69%) Firewall
5 15 (7.69%) TCP/IP
6 10 (5.13%) Fibre Channel
7 8 (4.10%) Internet
8 7 (3.59%) Cisco Nexus
9 6 (3.08%) Kerberos
9 6 (3.08%) SSH
10 4 (2.05%) DHCP
10 4 (2.05%) FTP
10 4 (2.05%) SSL
11 3 (1.54%) HTTP
11 3 (1.54%) iSCSI
11 3 (1.54%) Network Security
12 2 (1.03%) CTI
12 2 (1.03%) VPN
13 1 (0.51%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.13%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (3.08%) OLTP
2 6 (3.08%) Oracle Database
2 6 (3.08%) VLDB
3 5 (2.56%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (1.54%) DB2
4 3 (1.54%) DB2 UDB
4 3 (1.54%) GIS
5 2 (1.03%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.03%) Pentaho
5 2 (1.03%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.51%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.51%) Big Data
6 1 (0.51%) DataStage
6 1 (0.51%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.51%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.51%) MySQL
6 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.51%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (0.51%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 9 (4.62%) JIRA
2 7 (3.59%) Jenkins
2 7 (3.59%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (2.56%) Sonatype Nexus
4 4 (2.05%) Git (software)
4 4 (2.05%) Subversion
5 2 (1.03%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.51%) Hudson
6 1 (0.51%) ProC
General
1 77 (39.49%) Finance
2 38 (19.49%) Banking
3 10 (5.13%) Law
4 7 (3.59%) Investment Banking
5 6 (3.08%) Legal
6 5 (2.56%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.03%) Advertising
7 2 (1.03%) International Banking
8 1 (0.51%) Japanese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (7.18%) Middleware
2 8 (4.10%) J2EE
3 6 (3.08%) Web Services
4 4 (2.05%) SAML
5 3 (1.54%) LAMP
6 2 (1.03%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.51%) CSS
7 1 (0.51%) Django
7 1 (0.51%) IBM Integration Bus
7 1 (0.51%) Kafka
7 1 (0.51%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 25 (12.82%) Clustering
2 17 (8.72%) Data Centre
3 12 (6.15%) Replication
4 11 (5.64%) Enterprise Storage
5 10 (5.13%) Management Information System
6 8 (4.10%) Freedom of Information
6 8 (4.10%) Freedom of Information Act
7 6 (3.08%) Computer Science
8 5 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (2.05%) NHS
10 3 (1.54%) Fintech
10 3 (1.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 3 (1.54%) RSA SecurID
11 2 (1.03%) Algorithms
11 2 (1.03%) CMDB
11 2 (1.03%) HACMP
11 2 (1.03%) LPAR
11 2 (1.03%) Symmetrix
12 1 (0.51%) Client/Server
12 1 (0.51%) Symmetrix DMX
Operating Systems
1 195 (100.00%) Unix
2 152 (77.95%) Linux
3 111 (56.92%) Solaris
4 86 (44.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 45 (23.08%) AIX
6 24 (12.31%) SUSE
7 19 (9.74%) Windows
8 17 (8.72%) HPUX
8 17 (8.72%) Oracle Linux
9 8 (4.10%) CentOS
9 8 (4.10%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 5 (2.56%) Windows Server
11 3 (1.54%) Ubuntu
11 3 (1.54%) VMS
12 2 (1.03%) Data ONTAP
12 2 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.51%) Debian
13 1 (0.51%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.51%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (17.44%) High Availability
2 31 (15.90%) ITIL
3 20 (10.26%) Change Management
4 15 (7.69%) Configuration Management
5 14 (7.18%) Disaster Recovery
6 13 (6.67%) Change Control
6 13 (6.67%) Low Latency
6 13 (6.67%) Problem Management
7 11 (5.64%) DevOps
7 11 (5.64%) Load Balancing
7 11 (5.64%) Project Management
8 10 (5.13%) Incident Management
8 10 (5.13%) Migration
9 9 (4.62%) Service Management
10 8 (4.10%) Algorithmic Trading
10 8 (4.10%) Data Protection
10 8 (4.10%) Risk Management
10 8 (4.10%) Server Building
10 8 (4.10%) Service Delivery
11 7 (3.59%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 35 (17.95%) Perl
2 34 (17.44%) Shell Script
3 27 (13.85%) Bash Shell
4 15 (7.69%) Python
5 10 (5.13%) PHP
6 9 (4.62%) C
7 8 (4.10%) Java
7 8 (4.10%) SQL
8 5 (2.56%) Korn
8 5 (2.56%) PowerShell
8 5 (2.56%) SystemTap
9 4 (2.05%) JavaScript
10 3 (1.54%) Bourne shell
10 3 (1.54%) C-shell
10 3 (1.54%) Ruby
11 2 (1.03%) AWK
11 2 (1.03%) MATLAB
11 2 (1.03%) sed
12 1 (0.51%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (11.79%) Security Cleared
2 20 (10.26%) SC Cleared
3 5 (2.56%) DV Cleared
3 5 (2.56%) RHCSA
4 4 (2.05%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (2.05%) RHCE
5 2 (1.03%) AAT
5 2 (1.03%) Degree
5 2 (1.03%) RHCT
6 1 (0.51%) CCNA
6 1 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.51%) MCSA
6 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.54%) Disclosure Scotland
1 3 (1.54%) SLA
2 2 (1.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 34 (17.44%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 31 (15.90%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 24 (12.31%) NFS
4 17 (8.72%) VMware Infrastructure
5 13 (6.67%) vSphere
6 11 (5.64%) Veritas File System
7 8 (4.10%) RHEV
8 7 (3.59%) KVM
9 6 (3.08%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (1.54%) Active Directory
10 3 (1.54%) Samba
11 2 (1.03%) Firmware
11 2 (1.03%) FreeRADIUS
11 2 (1.03%) GPFS
11 2 (1.03%) Hyper-V
11 2 (1.03%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (1.03%) SRDF
11 2 (1.03%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (0.51%) PowerHA
12 1 (0.51%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 36 (18.46%) Puppet
2 35 (17.95%) NetBackup
3 15 (7.69%) Ansible
3 15 (7.69%) Oracle ZFS
4 11 (5.64%) Oracle RMAN
4 11 (5.64%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 10 (5.13%) Control-M
5 10 (5.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 9 (4.62%) Opscode Chef
7 8 (4.10%) Nagios
7 8 (4.10%) Red Hat Satellite
8 5 (2.56%) HP Data Protector
8 5 (2.56%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 4 (2.05%) OpenView
10 3 (1.54%) Failover Clustering
10 3 (1.54%) OpenAM
11 2 (1.03%) BladeLogic
11 2 (1.03%) EMC Navisphere
12 1 (0.51%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 1 (0.51%) WSUS
Vendors
1 96 (49.23%) Red Hat
2 75 (38.46%) Oracle
3 68 (34.87%) Veritas
4 55 (28.21%) Sun
5 47 (24.10%) HP
6 35 (17.95%) VMware
7 33 (16.92%) NetApp
8 30 (15.38%) IBM
9 20 (10.26%) Cisco
9 20 (10.26%) Symantec
10 18 (9.23%) EMC
11 14 (7.18%) Brocade
12 7 (3.59%) CommVault
12 7 (3.59%) F5
12 7 (3.59%) StorageTek
13 6 (3.08%) 3PAR
13 6 (3.08%) Splunk
14 5 (2.56%) Cyber-Ark
14 5 (2.56%) Dell
15 4 (2.05%) Microsoft
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