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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unix Administrator
UK
Rank 492 522 466
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -56
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Administrator 100 103 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.21% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.22% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 74 78
Median daily rate £406 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £280 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £493 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-4.51% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Median hourly rate - £51.25 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.89%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £51.25 £47.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.89%

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
42359 47277 48034
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.67% 94.78% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 27574 30020 30295
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1499 1732 1916
Median hourly rate £17.44 £17.50 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.34% +8.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.61 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +9.37%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 +25 90 £425 +6.25% 7
London +12 56 £450 - 2
South East +17 20 £400 -3.03% 3
Surrey +23 14 £438 +30.59% 2
Scotland +10 8 £350 -17.64% 1
City of London -1 8 £438 -1.40%
Epsom - 8 - - 1
North West +23 5 £400 - 1
Yorkshire +7 5 £350 +12.00%
Sheffield -2 4 £350 -12.50%
South Yorkshire -7 4 £350 -12.50%
Glasgow +5 3 £350 +6.06%
Cheshire - 3 £406 -
Hampshire +14 2 £400 -
Edinburgh +14 2 - -
East of England +2 2 £338 -10.00% 1
Farnborough -1 2 £400 -23.80%
North East -18 2 £387 -
South Ayrshire - 2 £250 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £387 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £387 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £338 -
Ayr - 2 £250 -
South Wales +12 1 £400 +25.98%
Manchester +11 1 - -
West Yorkshire +8 1 £375 +50.00%
Wales +2 1 £400 +25.98%
Berkshire +1 1 - -
Kent -3 1 £315 -29.21% 1
Tadworth - 1 - -

Unix Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 January 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.

1 194 (100.00%) Unix
2 165 (85.05%) Linux
3 111 (57.22%) Solaris
4 110 (56.70%) Red Hat
5 97 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 74 (38.14%) Finance
7 69 (35.57%) Veritas
8 61 (31.44%) Oracle
9 53 (27.32%) SAN
10 52 (26.80%) Sun
11 50 (25.77%) HP
12 44 (22.68%) VMware
13 42 (21.65%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 41 (21.13%) Banking
15 40 (20.62%) Perl
16 39 (20.10%) AIX
17 36 (18.56%) Veritas Volume Manager
17 36 (18.56%) Puppet
18 34 (17.53%) Shell Script
19 33 (17.01%) SUSE
20 32 (16.49%) IBM
20 32 (16.49%) NFS
21 31 (15.98%) NetApp
21 31 (15.98%) Bash Shell
22 30 (15.46%) EMC
23 29 (14.95%) High Availability
24 27 (13.92%) TCP/IP
24 27 (13.92%) Cisco
24 27 (13.92%) LDAP
24 27 (13.92%) ITIL

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 (7.73%) Apache
2 13 (6.70%) Tomcat
3 10 (5.15%) JBoss
3 10 (5.15%) WebLogic
4 7 (3.61%) iPlanet
4 7 (3.61%) Oracle Application Server
5 3 (1.55%) Cloud Foundry
5 3 (1.55%) Confluence
5 3 (1.55%) nginx
5 3 (1.55%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.52%) ColdFusion
6 1 (0.52%) IIS
6 1 (0.52%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.52%) SAS
6 1 (0.52%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.52%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.52%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.52%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (0.52%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.52%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 21 (10.82%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (3.61%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (1.55%) GitHub
4 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 53 (27.32%) SAN
2 27 (13.92%) LDAP
2 27 (13.92%) NAS
2 27 (13.92%) TCP/IP
3 21 (10.82%) DNS
4 14 (7.22%) Firewall
5 13 (6.70%) Cisco Nexus
6 11 (5.67%) SSH
7 9 (4.64%) FTP
7 9 (4.64%) Kerberos
8 8 (4.12%) Internet
9 6 (3.09%) iSCSI
10 4 (2.06%) CTI
10 4 (2.06%) DHCP
10 4 (2.06%) SSL
11 3 (1.55%) HTTP
12 2 (1.03%) Fibre Channel
12 2 (1.03%) Network Security
13 1 (0.52%) InfiniBand
13 1 (0.52%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (8.25%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (3.09%) Oracle Database
3 5 (2.58%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (1.55%) GIS
5 2 (1.03%) InterSystems Cache
5 2 (1.03%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.03%) Pentaho
5 2 (1.03%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.52%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.52%) Big Data
6 1 (0.52%) DB2
6 1 (0.52%) DB2 UDB
6 1 (0.52%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.52%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.52%) MySQL
6 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.52%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (0.52%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 9 (4.64%) JIRA
2 8 (4.12%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (2.06%) Jenkins
3 4 (2.06%) Subversion
4 3 (1.55%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (1.03%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.52%) ProC
General
1 74 (38.14%) Finance
2 41 (21.13%) Banking
3 10 (5.15%) Financial Institution
4 9 (4.64%) Investment Banking
5 7 (3.61%) Law
5 7 (3.61%) Legal
6 1 (0.52%) Advertising
6 1 (0.52%) Front Office
6 1 (0.52%) Japanese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.19%) Middleware
2 8 (4.12%) J2EE
3 5 (2.58%) Web Services
4 4 (2.06%) SAML
5 3 (1.55%) LAMP
6 2 (1.03%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.52%) Django
7 1 (0.52%) Kafka
7 1 (0.52%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 22 (11.34%) Clustering
2 17 (8.76%) Enterprise Storage
3 15 (7.73%) Data Centre
4 13 (6.70%) Replication
5 11 (5.67%) Management Information System
6 7 (3.61%) Freedom of Information
6 7 (3.61%) Freedom of Information Act
7 6 (3.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 4 (2.06%) Algorithms
8 4 (2.06%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (2.06%) Symmetrix
9 3 (1.55%) EMC VNX
9 3 (1.55%) Fintech
9 3 (1.55%) RSA SecurID
10 2 (1.03%) CLARiiON
10 2 (1.03%) LPAR
10 2 (1.03%) NHS
11 1 (0.52%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.52%) Symmetrix DMX
11 1 (0.52%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 194 (100.00%) Unix
2 165 (85.05%) Linux
3 111 (57.22%) Solaris
4 97 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 39 (20.10%) AIX
6 33 (17.01%) SUSE
7 19 (9.79%) Windows
8 16 (8.25%) HPUX
9 15 (7.73%) CentOS
10 14 (7.22%) Oracle Linux
11 10 (5.15%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 7 (3.61%) Windows Server
13 5 (2.58%) VMS
14 4 (2.06%) Windows Server 2008
15 3 (1.55%) Ubuntu
15 3 (1.55%) Windows Server 2012
16 2 (1.03%) Data ONTAP
17 1 (0.52%) Windows 10
17 1 (0.52%) Windows 7
17 1 (0.52%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (14.95%) High Availability
2 27 (13.92%) ITIL
3 22 (11.34%) Change Management
4 19 (9.79%) Change Control
5 16 (8.25%) Configuration Management
6 15 (7.73%) Low Latency
7 14 (7.22%) Load Balancing
8 12 (6.19%) Migration
8 12 (6.19%) Problem Management
9 10 (5.15%) Disaster Recovery
9 10 (5.15%) Kernel Tuning
9 10 (5.15%) Project Management
10 9 (4.64%) Algorithmic Trading
10 9 (4.64%) Capacity Planning
10 9 (4.64%) Service Delivery
11 8 (4.12%) Risk Management
11 8 (4.12%) Server Building
11 8 (4.12%) User Acceptance Testing
12 7 (3.61%) Performance Monitoring
12 7 (3.61%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 40 (20.62%) Perl
2 34 (17.53%) Shell Script
3 31 (15.98%) Bash Shell
4 16 (8.25%) Python
5 12 (6.19%) SQL
6 8 (4.12%) PHP
7 7 (3.61%) C
7 7 (3.61%) Java
8 6 (3.09%) Korn
9 5 (2.58%) PowerShell
10 4 (2.06%) SystemTap
11 3 (1.55%) Bourne shell
11 3 (1.55%) C-shell
12 2 (1.03%) JavaScript
13 1 (0.52%) AWK
13 1 (0.52%) C++
13 1 (0.52%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.52%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.52%) R
13 1 (0.52%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 22 (11.34%) Security Cleared
2 20 (10.31%) SC Cleared
3 5 (2.58%) RHCSA
4 3 (1.55%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (1.55%) RHCE
5 2 (1.03%) Degree
6 1 (0.52%) CCNA
6 1 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.52%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.52%) EMC Certification
6 1 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.52%) MCSA
6 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.52%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.52%) SLA
System Software
1 42 (21.65%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 36 (18.56%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 32 (16.49%) NFS
4 18 (9.28%) Veritas File System
4 18 (9.28%) VMware Infrastructure
5 12 (6.19%) vSphere
6 6 (3.09%) Active Directory
6 6 (3.09%) KVM
6 6 (3.09%) RHEV
6 6 (3.09%) SRDF
6 6 (3.09%) Virtual Servers
7 5 (2.58%) Samba
8 4 (2.06%) Oracle RAC
8 4 (2.06%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (1.03%) FreeRADIUS
9 2 (1.03%) Hyper-V
9 2 (1.03%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.52%) Firmware
10 1 (0.52%) RACF
10 1 (0.52%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 36 (18.56%) Puppet
2 19 (9.79%) NetBackup
3 16 (8.25%) Ansible
4 11 (5.67%) Nagios
5 10 (5.15%) Red Hat Satellite
6 9 (4.64%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 8 (4.12%) Control-M
8 7 (3.61%) Opscode Chef
8 7 (3.61%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 5 (2.58%) EMC Navisphere
9 5 (2.58%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 4 (2.06%) OpenView
10 4 (2.06%) Oracle RMAN
10 4 (2.06%) Oracle ZFS
11 3 (1.55%) BladeLogic
11 3 (1.55%) Failover Clustering
11 3 (1.55%) OpenAM
12 2 (1.03%) BMC PATROL
12 2 (1.03%) HP Data Protector
12 2 (1.03%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 110 (56.70%) Red Hat
2 69 (35.57%) Veritas
3 61 (31.44%) Oracle
4 52 (26.80%) Sun
5 50 (25.77%) HP
6 44 (22.68%) VMware
7 32 (16.49%) IBM
8 31 (15.98%) NetApp
9 30 (15.46%) EMC
10 27 (13.92%) Cisco
11 15 (7.73%) Symantec
12 9 (4.64%) Brocade
13 7 (3.61%) 3PAR
13 7 (3.61%) CommVault
13 7 (3.61%) F5
13 7 (3.61%) Splunk
14 6 (3.09%) Cyber-Ark
15 5 (2.58%) Microsoft
16 4 (2.06%) Dell
16 4 (2.06%) ForgeRock
Dunfermline, Fife
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £450 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Epsom, Surrey
Plan-net
Rate: Unspecified Competitive rate
Posted: 6 days ago