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 24 February 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unix Administrator
UK
Rank 531 511 506
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Administrator 77 117 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.22% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.24% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 73 63
Median daily rate £415 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £322 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £475 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £355
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +9.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 1
Median hourly rate - £51.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.36%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £51.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.36%

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
43026 49406 49767
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.99% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 28072 31841 30661
Median daily rate £425 £414 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% +3.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1547 1650 1932
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.23 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

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 24 February 2017.

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 24 February 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 +6 69 £429 +7.18% 6
London +23 38 £450 +2.85% 1
South East +7 18 £400 - 2
Surrey +7 13 £400 +1.58% 1
Epsom - 9 £400 - 1
North West +25 7 £415 - 1
Scotland +14 7 £350 -10.54%
City of London -2 4 £475 +11.76%
South West +12 3 £525 +35.48%
Edinburgh +11 3 - -
Manchester +11 3 - -
Glasgow +1 3 £344 +5.76%
Liverpool - 3 £410 - 1
Merseyside - 3 £410 - 1
Yorkshire +15 2 £350 -6.66% 1
Hampshire +7 2 £400 -
South Yorkshire +2 2 £350 -12.50%
Sheffield -1 2 £350 -12.50%
Plymouth - 2 £555 -
Farnborough - 2 £400 -
Devon - 2 £555 -
Cheshire +26 1 £420 -
Berkshire +19 1 - -
Crawley +7 1 £400 +9.58%
Kent +5 1 £315 -28.40%
West Midlands +5 1 £450 +20.00% 1
Bristol -3 1 £400 +6.66%
Birmingham -4 1 £450 +20.00%
West Sussex -13 1 £400 +9.21%
Croydon - 1 - -

Unix Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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.

1 172 (100.00%) Unix
2 147 (85.47%) Linux
3 111 (64.53%) Red Hat
4 97 (56.40%) Solaris
5 79 (45.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 77 (44.77%) Veritas
7 74 (43.02%) Finance
8 64 (37.21%) Oracle
9 61 (35.47%) Sun
10 53 (30.81%) SAN
11 44 (25.58%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 44 (25.58%) VMware
12 39 (22.67%) Perl
13 37 (21.51%) HP
14 35 (20.35%) NFS
15 34 (19.77%) NAS
15 34 (19.77%) High Availability
16 33 (19.19%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 33 (19.19%) Banking
17 32 (18.60%) Veritas File System
17 32 (18.60%) Puppet
17 32 (18.60%) NetApp
18 31 (18.02%) Change Management
18 31 (18.02%) Bash Shell
19 29 (16.86%) TCP/IP
19 29 (16.86%) EMC
20 28 (16.28%) IBM
20 28 (16.28%) AIX
20 28 (16.28%) LDAP
20 28 (16.28%) SUSE

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 (8.72%) Apache
2 12 (6.98%) Tomcat
3 11 (6.40%) JBoss
4 9 (5.23%) WebLogic
5 7 (4.07%) iPlanet
5 7 (4.07%) Oracle Application Server
6 3 (1.74%) Cloud Foundry
6 3 (1.74%) Confluence
6 3 (1.74%) nginx
7 1 (0.58%) IIS
7 1 (0.58%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.58%) SAS
7 1 (0.58%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.58%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.58%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.58%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.58%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.58%) Oracle Retail
1 1 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.58%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 19 (11.05%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (4.07%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (1.74%) GitHub
4 2 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.58%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 53 (30.81%) SAN
2 34 (19.77%) NAS
3 29 (16.86%) TCP/IP
4 28 (16.28%) LDAP
5 23 (13.37%) DNS
6 13 (7.56%) Firewall
7 12 (6.98%) SSH
8 11 (6.40%) FTP
9 9 (5.23%) Internet
9 9 (5.23%) Kerberos
10 8 (4.65%) iSCSI
11 6 (3.49%) Cisco Nexus
12 4 (2.33%) DHCP
13 2 (1.16%) Ethernet
13 2 (1.16%) Fibre Channel
14 1 (0.58%) InfiniBand
14 1 (0.58%) NX-OS
14 1 (0.58%) OpenLDAP
14 1 (0.58%) SSL
14 1 (0.58%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.23%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (2.91%) Oracle Database
2 5 (2.91%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (2.33%) GIS
4 3 (1.74%) InterSystems Cache
5 2 (1.16%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.58%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.58%) Big Data
6 1 (0.58%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.58%) Pentaho
6 1 (0.58%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 15 (8.72%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (5.81%) JIRA
3 4 (2.33%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.74%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (1.74%) Subversion
5 1 (0.58%) Git (software)
General
1 74 (43.02%) Finance
2 33 (19.19%) Banking
3 14 (8.14%) Legal
4 11 (6.40%) Financial Institution
5 6 (3.49%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.74%) Law
7 1 (0.58%) Electronics
7 1 (0.58%) Front Office
7 1 (0.58%) Games
7 1 (0.58%) Japanese Language
7 1 (0.58%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.58%) Marketing
7 1 (0.58%) Retail
7 1 (0.58%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.65%) Middleware
2 7 (4.07%) J2EE
3 4 (2.33%) SAML
4 2 (1.16%) LAMP
4 2 (1.16%) Web Services
5 1 (0.58%) Django
5 1 (0.58%) Kafka
5 1 (0.58%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 28 (16.28%) Enterprise Storage
2 18 (10.47%) Clustering
3 14 (8.14%) Replication
4 13 (7.56%) Data Centre
5 7 (4.07%) Symmetrix
6 6 (3.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 6 (3.49%) Management Information System
7 5 (2.91%) EMC VNX
7 5 (2.91%) Linux Command Line
8 4 (2.33%) Algorithms
9 3 (1.74%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (1.74%) Fintech
9 3 (1.74%) RSA SecurID
10 2 (1.16%) CLARiiON
10 2 (1.16%) Freedom of Information
10 2 (1.16%) Freedom of Information Act
11 1 (0.58%) Hybrid Cloud
11 1 (0.58%) LPAR
11 1 (0.58%) Online Games
11 1 (0.58%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 172 (100.00%) Unix
2 147 (85.47%) Linux
3 97 (56.40%) Solaris
4 79 (45.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 28 (16.28%) AIX
5 28 (16.28%) SUSE
6 18 (10.47%) Windows
7 15 (8.72%) HPUX
8 11 (6.40%) Oracle Linux
9 10 (5.81%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 9 (5.23%) CentOS
11 7 (4.07%) VMS
12 5 (2.91%) Windows Server
13 3 (1.74%) Ubuntu
13 3 (1.74%) Windows Server 2008
13 3 (1.74%) Windows Server 2012
14 2 (1.16%) Data ONTAP
15 1 (0.58%) Debian
15 1 (0.58%) Windows 10
15 1 (0.58%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (19.77%) High Availability
2 31 (18.02%) Change Management
3 28 (16.28%) Change Control
4 21 (12.21%) ITIL
5 17 (9.88%) Problem Management
6 16 (9.30%) Configuration Management
6 16 (9.30%) Service Delivery
7 15 (8.72%) Disaster Recovery
7 15 (8.72%) Load Balancing
8 11 (6.40%) Low Latency
9 10 (5.81%) Kernel Tuning
9 10 (5.81%) Migration
10 9 (5.23%) Capacity Planning
11 8 (4.65%) Performance Monitoring
12 7 (4.07%) ITIL V3
12 7 (4.07%) Performance Tuning
12 7 (4.07%) Project Management
12 7 (4.07%) Root Cause Analysis
13 6 (3.49%) Service Management
13 6 (3.49%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 39 (22.67%) Perl
2 31 (18.02%) Bash Shell
3 22 (12.79%) Shell Script
4 14 (8.14%) Python
5 7 (4.07%) SQL
6 6 (3.49%) Korn
7 5 (2.91%) Java
8 4 (2.33%) PHP
9 3 (1.74%) Bourne shell
9 3 (1.74%) C
9 3 (1.74%) C-shell
9 3 (1.74%) PowerShell
9 3 (1.74%) SystemTap
10 1 (0.58%) C++
10 1 (0.58%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.58%) R
Qualifications
1 13 (7.56%) Security Cleared
2 11 (6.40%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.49%) RHCSA
4 5 (2.91%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (1.74%) RHCE
6 2 (1.16%) Degree
7 1 (0.58%) CCNA
7 1 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.58%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.58%) EMC Certification
7 1 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.58%) MCSA
7 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.58%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.74%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.58%) SLA
System Software
1 44 (25.58%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 35 (20.35%) NFS
3 33 (19.19%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 32 (18.60%) Veritas File System
5 16 (9.30%) VMware Infrastructure
6 10 (5.81%) SRDF
7 9 (5.23%) vSphere
8 8 (4.65%) Virtual Servers
9 7 (4.07%) Oracle RAC
10 6 (3.49%) Active Directory
11 4 (2.33%) KVM
11 4 (2.33%) Samba
11 4 (2.33%) Virtual Machines
12 3 (1.74%) RHEV
13 2 (1.16%) FreeRADIUS
13 2 (1.16%) Hyper-V
13 2 (1.16%) VMware ESX
14 1 (0.58%) PowerHA
14 1 (0.58%) RACF
14 1 (0.58%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 32 (18.60%) Puppet
2 25 (14.53%) NetBackup
3 14 (8.14%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 12 (6.98%) Ansible
4 12 (6.98%) Nagios
5 9 (5.23%) Red Hat Satellite
6 7 (4.07%) EMC Navisphere
7 6 (3.49%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (2.91%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 5 (2.91%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 4 (2.33%) Control-M
10 3 (1.74%) BMC PATROL
10 3 (1.74%) Norton AntiVirus
10 3 (1.74%) OpenAM
10 3 (1.74%) OpenView
10 3 (1.74%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 3 (1.74%) Oracle RMAN
10 3 (1.74%) Oracle ZFS
11 2 (1.16%) BladeLogic
11 2 (1.16%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 111 (64.53%) Red Hat
2 77 (44.77%) Veritas
3 64 (37.21%) Oracle
4 61 (35.47%) Sun
5 44 (25.58%) VMware
6 37 (21.51%) HP
7 32 (18.60%) NetApp
8 29 (16.86%) EMC
9 28 (16.28%) IBM
10 22 (12.79%) Cisco
10 22 (12.79%) Symantec
11 10 (5.81%) Brocade
12 8 (4.65%) Splunk
13 7 (4.07%) CommVault
13 7 (4.07%) F5
14 4 (2.33%) 3PAR
14 4 (2.33%) CyberArk
14 4 (2.33%) ForgeRock
14 4 (2.33%) Microsoft
15 3 (1.74%) MuleSoft
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