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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix Administrator
Rank 549 540 539
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Administrator 104 123 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.21% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.22% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 77 49
Median daily rate £400 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £289 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £330 £300
% change year-on-year
+13.63% +10.00%
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
50498 55077 54105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.96% 93.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 33021 35180 33066
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1705 2088 2149
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%

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 29 September 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 29 September 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 +3 98 £400 - 9
London -13 53 £475 +18.75% 4
South West +22 14 £363 -30.95%
Bristol +8 10 £375 -28.57%
North East -14 10 £320 +21.90%
Tyne and Wear - 10 £320 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 10 £320 -
North West +12 7 £425 - 1
City of London -3 7 £394 -7.35% 1
Scotland +4 6 - -
South East +4 5 £475 +26.66% 3
Yorkshire +10 4 £406 +32.65%
East of England +8 4 £375 -16.66% 1
Hertfordshire +4 4 £375 -25.07%
Manchester 0 4 £425 - 1
Swindon +11 3 £340 +18.26%
Edinburgh +5 3 - -
Wiltshire +5 3 £340 +18.26%
Croydon -9 3 £450 -14.28%
Kilmarnock - 3 - -
Berkshire - 3 £500 -
Stevenage - 3 £375 -
Cheshire - 3 £425 -
North Yorkshire - 3 £406 -
East Ayrshire - 3 - -
Maidenhead - 2 £500 -
Buckinghamshire +14 1 - - 1
Milton Keynes +11 1 - - 1
West Yorkshire +9 1 - -
Leeds +8 1 - -

Unix Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 September 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.

1 244 (100.00%) Unix
2 188 (77.05%) Linux
3 154 (63.11%) Solaris
4 117 (47.95%) Red Hat
5 113 (46.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 100 (40.98%) Oracle
7 83 (34.02%) Veritas
8 80 (32.79%) Finance
9 79 (32.38%) SAN
10 66 (27.05%) AIX
11 55 (22.54%) Sun
11 55 (22.54%) NetBackup
12 52 (21.31%) HP
13 50 (20.49%) Banking
14 48 (19.67%) Shell Script
15 41 (16.80%) ITIL
15 41 (16.80%) Perl
15 41 (16.80%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 37 (15.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 36 (14.75%) High Availability
18 34 (13.93%) Security Cleared
19 33 (13.52%) Puppet
19 33 (13.52%) HPUX
20 32 (13.11%) Disaster Recovery
21 31 (12.70%) Clustering
21 31 (12.70%) SC Cleared
21 31 (12.70%) EMC
22 30 (12.30%) IBM
22 30 (12.30%) Oracle ZFS
23 27 (11.07%) Windows

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 16 (6.56%) Apache
2 14 (5.74%) JBoss
2 14 (5.74%) Tomcat
3 12 (4.92%) WebSphere
4 11 (4.51%) WebLogic
5 7 (2.87%) iPlanet
5 7 (2.87%) Oracle Application Server
6 3 (1.23%) Cloud Foundry
6 3 (1.23%) Confluence
6 3 (1.23%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.82%) IBM HTTP Server
7 2 (0.82%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (0.82%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.41%) FileNet
8 1 (0.41%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.41%) IIS
8 1 (0.41%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.41%) TPMS
8 1 (0.41%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 1 (0.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.41%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 14 (5.74%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.64%) GitHub
3 2 (0.82%) AWS CloudTrail
3 2 (0.82%) Office 365
4 1 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 79 (32.38%) SAN
2 23 (9.43%) LDAP
3 20 (8.20%) Fibre Channel
3 20 (8.20%) Firewall
3 20 (8.20%) TCP/IP
4 15 (6.15%) DNS
5 14 (5.74%) NAS
6 10 (4.10%) SSL
7 7 (2.87%) Cisco Nexus
8 6 (2.46%) HTTP
9 5 (2.05%) DHCP
9 5 (2.05%) LAN
9 5 (2.05%) WAN
10 4 (1.64%) VPN
11 3 (1.23%) Internet
11 3 (1.23%) Network Security
11 3 (1.23%) SSH
12 2 (0.82%) BIG-IP
12 2 (0.82%) CTI
12 2 (0.82%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.74%) MySQL
2 13 (5.33%) VLDB
3 12 (4.92%) OLTP
4 8 (3.28%) Oracle Database
4 8 (3.28%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (2.05%) SQL Server
6 4 (1.64%) DB2
7 3 (1.23%) DB2 UDB
8 2 (0.82%) Pentaho
8 2 (0.82%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.41%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.41%) DataStage
9 1 (0.41%) GIS
9 1 (0.41%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.41%) Oracle Exadata
9 1 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 10 (4.10%) Jenkins
2 9 (3.69%) JIRA
3 8 (3.28%) Sonatype Nexus
4 5 (2.05%) Git (software)
5 4 (1.64%) Subversion
6 2 (0.82%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.41%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.41%) Hudson
7 1 (0.41%) Introscope
7 1 (0.41%) ProC
7 1 (0.41%) TeamCity
General
1 80 (32.79%) Finance
2 50 (20.49%) Banking
3 8 (3.28%) International Banking
3 8 (3.28%) Investment Banking
3 8 (3.28%) Law
4 2 (0.82%) Advertising
5 1 (0.41%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (7.38%) Middleware
2 8 (3.28%) J2EE
3 5 (2.05%) Web Services
4 3 (1.23%) LAMP
5 2 (0.82%) AngularJS
5 2 (0.82%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (0.82%) SAML
5 2 (0.82%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.41%) CSS
6 1 (0.41%) Django
6 1 (0.41%) IBM Integration Bus
6 1 (0.41%) Kafka
6 1 (0.41%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.41%) SOAP
6 1 (0.41%) Symfony
6 1 (0.41%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.41%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 31 (12.70%) Clustering
2 22 (9.02%) Data Centre
3 13 (5.33%) Computer Science
4 10 (4.10%) Replication
5 9 (3.69%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (3.69%) Management Information System
6 8 (3.28%) EMC VMAX
6 8 (3.28%) Freedom of Information
6 8 (3.28%) Freedom of Information Act
6 8 (3.28%) HACMP
7 4 (1.64%) NHS
8 2 (0.82%) CMDB
8 2 (0.82%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (0.82%) LPAR
9 1 (0.41%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.41%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.41%) Spread Betting
9 1 (0.41%) Symmetrix DMX
9 1 (0.41%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.41%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 244 (100.00%) Unix
2 188 (77.05%) Linux
3 154 (63.11%) Solaris
4 113 (46.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 66 (27.05%) AIX
6 33 (13.52%) HPUX
7 27 (11.07%) Windows
8 18 (7.38%) SUSE
9 17 (6.97%) Oracle Linux
10 9 (3.69%) CentOS
10 9 (3.69%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 6 (2.46%) Windows Server
12 3 (1.23%) Ubuntu
12 3 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
14 1 (0.41%) VMS
14 1 (0.41%) Windows 10
14 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (16.80%) ITIL
2 36 (14.75%) High Availability
3 32 (13.11%) Disaster Recovery
4 24 (9.84%) Change Management
4 24 (9.84%) Migration
5 19 (7.79%) Configuration Management
6 17 (6.97%) DevOps
7 15 (6.15%) Incident Management
7 15 (6.15%) Load Balancing
8 14 (5.74%) Project Management
9 13 (5.33%) Low Latency
9 13 (5.33%) Service Management
10 12 (4.92%) Virtual Environments
11 10 (4.10%) Risk Management
12 9 (3.69%) Open Source
13 8 (3.28%) Data Protection
13 8 (3.28%) Performance Tuning
13 8 (3.28%) Problem Management
14 6 (2.46%) Build Automation
14 6 (2.46%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 48 (19.67%) Shell Script
2 41 (16.80%) Perl
3 17 (6.97%) Python
4 15 (6.15%) SQL
5 11 (4.51%) Bash Shell
6 9 (3.69%) PHP
7 7 (2.87%) C
8 6 (2.46%) Java
8 6 (2.46%) Korn
8 6 (2.46%) PL/SQL
8 6 (2.46%) SystemTap
9 5 (2.05%) Bourne shell
10 4 (1.64%) JavaScript
11 3 (1.23%) AWK
11 3 (1.23%) PowerShell
11 3 (1.23%) Ruby
11 3 (1.23%) sed
12 2 (0.82%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 34 (13.93%) Security Cleared
2 31 (12.70%) SC Cleared
3 8 (3.28%) DV Cleared
4 4 (1.64%) Degree
5 3 (1.23%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (1.23%) RHCSA
6 2 (0.82%) AAT
6 2 (0.82%) IBM AIX Certification
6 2 (0.82%) OCP
6 2 (0.82%) Oracle Certification
6 2 (0.82%) RHCE
7 1 (0.41%) CCNA
7 1 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.41%) MCSA
7 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.41%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.28%) SLA
2 4 (1.64%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.23%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 41 (16.80%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 37 (15.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 13 (5.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (4.51%) NFS
5 9 (3.69%) vSphere
6 8 (3.28%) Virtual Servers
7 7 (2.87%) GlusterFS
8 6 (2.46%) KVM
8 6 (2.46%) RHEV
8 6 (2.46%) Veritas File System
9 5 (2.05%) GPFS
9 5 (2.05%) iptables
9 5 (2.05%) Sendmail
10 4 (1.64%) Active Directory
10 4 (1.64%) Firmware
10 4 (1.64%) Oracle Clusterware
10 4 (1.64%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (1.64%) Postfix
10 4 (1.64%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (1.23%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 55 (22.54%) NetBackup
2 33 (13.52%) Puppet
3 30 (12.30%) Oracle ZFS
4 22 (9.02%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 18 (7.38%) Oracle RMAN
6 15 (6.15%) Ansible
7 13 (5.33%) Red Hat Satellite
8 10 (4.10%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 9 (3.69%) HP Data Protector
10 8 (3.28%) Opscode Chef
11 6 (2.46%) Control-M
12 5 (2.05%) BladeLogic
12 5 (2.05%) Nagios
12 5 (2.05%) OSSEC
13 4 (1.64%) Cobbler
13 4 (1.64%) EMC NetWorker
13 4 (1.64%) Failover Clustering
13 4 (1.64%) Legato
14 3 (1.23%) ITRS Geneos
14 3 (1.23%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 117 (47.95%) Red Hat
2 100 (40.98%) Oracle
3 83 (34.02%) Veritas
4 55 (22.54%) Sun
5 52 (21.31%) HP
6 31 (12.70%) EMC
7 30 (12.30%) IBM
8 26 (10.66%) VMware
9 23 (9.43%) NetApp
10 21 (8.61%) Symantec
11 20 (8.20%) Brocade
12 18 (7.38%) StorageTek
13 16 (6.56%) Cisco
14 13 (5.33%) Dell
15 10 (4.10%) Splunk
16 9 (3.69%) F5
17 6 (2.46%) 3PAR
18 5 (2.05%) SolarWinds
19 4 (1.64%) ServiceNow
19 4 (1.64%) TippingPoint