The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Unix Systems Administrator featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unix System Administrator (Unix SA)
UK
Rank 510 535 540
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Systems Administrator 83 77 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.15% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.16% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 59 52
Median daily rate £444 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.41% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £318 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £478 £484
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
-0.64% +6.16%
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
42518 47379 47264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.78% 94.76% 94.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 27667 30205 29656
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 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £587 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1495 1737 1864
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.87 £47.50 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

Unix Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Unix Systems Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Unix Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Trend

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

Unix Systems Administrator Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Unix Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Unix Systems Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 24 January 2017.

Unix Systems Administrator Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Unix Systems Administrator
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Unix Systems Administrator Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Unix Systems Administrator
Top 28 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix Systems Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 24 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 +39 78 £450 +5.88% 3
London +25 56 £450 -5.26% 1
South East +14 14 £385 -9.41% 1
Surrey +25 11 £438 +2.94% 1
City of London +8 11 £510 +8.80% 1
Epsom - 9 - - 1
North West +24 4 £400 - 1
Scotland +15 4 £375 +3.44% 1
Cheshire +27 2 £406 -
Edinburgh +13 2 - - 1
Glasgow +10 2 £375 -11.76%
Yorkshire +15 1 £375 +50.00%
West Yorkshire +13 1 £375 +50.00%
Berkshire +12 1 - -
Manchester +10 1 - - 1
South West +6 1 £400 +17.64%
East of England +3 1 £338 -10.00%
Kent -11 1 £315 -30.00%
Docklands, London - 1 £375 -
North East - 1 £310 -
Bristol - 1 £400 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £310 -
Liverpool - 1 £365 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £310 -
Merseyside - 1 £365 -
Leeds - 1 £375 -
Knutsford - 1 £400 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £338 -

Unix Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, 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 Unix Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 145 (100.00%) Unix
2 122 (84.14%) Linux
3 95 (65.52%) Red Hat
4 80 (55.17%) Solaris
5 71 (48.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 68 (46.90%) Finance
7 53 (36.55%) Veritas
8 39 (26.90%) Sun
8 39 (26.90%) Puppet
9 38 (26.21%) Oracle
10 37 (25.52%) HP
11 34 (23.45%) SAN
12 33 (22.76%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 32 (22.07%) Banking
14 30 (20.69%) Perl
15 29 (20.00%) VMware
16 25 (17.24%) Bash Shell
17 23 (15.86%) Change Control
17 23 (15.86%) LDAP
18 22 (15.17%) Cisco
18 22 (15.17%) SUSE
18 22 (15.17%) High Availability
18 22 (15.17%) Veritas Volume Manager
19 21 (14.48%) Amazon AWS
19 21 (14.48%) TCP/IP
20 20 (13.79%) NFS
20 20 (13.79%) EMC
20 20 (13.79%) AIX
20 20 (13.79%) NetBackup
21 19 (13.10%) Shell Script

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 12 (8.28%) Apache
2 10 (6.90%) Tomcat
3 7 (4.83%) WebLogic
4 6 (4.14%) JBoss
5 5 (3.45%) iPlanet
5 5 (3.45%) Oracle Application Server
6 3 (2.07%) Cloud Foundry
6 3 (2.07%) Confluence
6 3 (2.07%) nginx
7 1 (0.69%) ColdFusion
7 1 (0.69%) IIS
7 1 (0.69%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.69%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.69%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.69%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.69%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 21 (14.48%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (6.21%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (2.07%) GitHub
4 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 34 (23.45%) SAN
2 23 (15.86%) LDAP
3 21 (14.48%) TCP/IP
4 18 (12.41%) DNS
5 15 (10.34%) NAS
6 10 (6.90%) Cisco Nexus
6 10 (6.90%) Firewall
7 9 (6.21%) Kerberos
8 7 (4.83%) SSH
9 5 (3.45%) FTP
10 4 (2.76%) CTI
10 4 (2.76%) DHCP
11 3 (2.07%) Internet
11 3 (2.07%) iSCSI
12 2 (1.38%) SSL
13 1 (0.69%) IGMP
13 1 (0.69%) InfiniBand
13 1 (0.69%) Network Security
13 1 (0.69%) SNMP
13 1 (0.69%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.97%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (2.07%) Oracle Database
2 3 (2.07%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.38%) GIS
3 2 (1.38%) InterSystems Cache
4 1 (0.69%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.69%) MySQL
4 1 (0.69%) Oracle Exadata
4 1 (0.69%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 10 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (4.83%) JIRA
3 4 (2.76%) Jenkins
4 3 (2.07%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (2.07%) Subversion
5 1 (0.69%) Git (software)
General
1 68 (46.90%) Finance
2 32 (22.07%) Banking
3 12 (8.28%) Financial Institution
4 9 (6.21%) Investment Banking
4 9 (6.21%) Legal
5 4 (2.76%) Law
6 1 (0.69%) Advertising
6 1 (0.69%) Front Office
6 1 (0.69%) Japanese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.14%) Middleware
2 5 (3.45%) J2EE
3 4 (2.76%) SAML
4 3 (2.07%) LAMP
5 1 (0.69%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.69%) Django
5 1 (0.69%) Kafka
5 1 (0.69%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.72%) Clustering
2 14 (9.66%) Enterprise Storage
3 9 (6.21%) Management Information System
4 8 (5.52%) Data Centre
5 7 (4.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 6 (4.14%) Freedom of Information
6 6 (4.14%) Freedom of Information Act
7 4 (2.76%) Algorithms
7 4 (2.76%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (2.76%) Replication
8 3 (2.07%) EMC VNX
8 3 (2.07%) Fintech
8 3 (2.07%) RSA SecurID
9 2 (1.38%) CLARiiON
10 1 (0.69%) CMDB
10 1 (0.69%) Derivative
10 1 (0.69%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.69%) NHS
10 1 (0.69%) RIA
10 1 (0.69%) Symmetrix DMX
Operating Systems
1 145 (100.00%) Unix
2 122 (84.14%) Linux
3 80 (55.17%) Solaris
4 71 (48.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 22 (15.17%) SUSE
6 20 (13.79%) AIX
7 11 (7.59%) CentOS
8 8 (5.52%) Windows
9 6 (4.14%) HPUX
9 6 (4.14%) Oracle Linux
10 4 (2.76%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 3 (2.07%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (1.38%) Ubuntu
12 2 (1.38%) Windows Server
12 2 (1.38%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.69%) VMS
13 1 (0.69%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.69%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (15.86%) Change Control
2 22 (15.17%) High Availability
3 19 (13.10%) ITIL
4 17 (11.72%) Change Management
4 17 (11.72%) Configuration Management
5 13 (8.97%) Low Latency
5 13 (8.97%) Migration
6 11 (7.59%) Kernel Tuning
6 11 (7.59%) Problem Management
7 10 (6.90%) Capacity Planning
7 10 (6.90%) Service Delivery
8 9 (6.21%) Load Balancing
8 9 (6.21%) Performance Monitoring
9 8 (5.52%) ITIL V3
9 8 (5.52%) Root Cause Analysis
10 7 (4.83%) Algorithmic Trading
10 7 (4.83%) Project Management
11 6 (4.14%) Data Protection
11 6 (4.14%) Risk Management
11 6 (4.14%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (20.69%) Perl
2 25 (17.24%) Bash Shell
3 19 (13.10%) Shell Script
4 15 (10.34%) Python
5 9 (6.21%) SQL
6 6 (4.14%) Korn
6 6 (4.14%) PHP
7 5 (3.45%) Java
8 4 (2.76%) C
9 3 (2.07%) Bourne shell
9 3 (2.07%) C-shell
9 3 (2.07%) SystemTap
10 1 (0.69%) C++
10 1 (0.69%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.69%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.69%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.69%) R
10 1 (0.69%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (8.28%) SC Cleared
1 12 (8.28%) Security Cleared
2 4 (2.76%) RHCSA
3 3 (2.07%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.38%) RHCE
4 2 (1.38%) RHCT
5 1 (0.69%) CCNA
5 1 (0.69%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.69%) Degree
5 1 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.69%) MCSA
5 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.69%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.69%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (22.76%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 22 (15.17%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 20 (13.79%) NFS
4 13 (8.97%) Veritas File System
4 13 (8.97%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (5.52%) vSphere
6 7 (4.83%) Active Directory
7 6 (4.14%) Samba
8 4 (2.76%) KVM
8 4 (2.76%) RHEV
9 3 (2.07%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (1.38%) FreeRADIUS
10 2 (1.38%) Hyper-V
10 2 (1.38%) SRDF
10 2 (1.38%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.69%) Firmware
11 1 (0.69%) Gluster
11 1 (0.69%) PowerHA
11 1 (0.69%) RACF
11 1 (0.69%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 39 (26.90%) Puppet
2 20 (13.79%) NetBackup
3 19 (13.10%) Ansible
4 12 (8.28%) Red Hat Satellite
5 9 (6.21%) Nagios
6 6 (4.14%) Control-M
6 6 (4.14%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (3.45%) OpenView
7 5 (3.45%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 5 (3.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 3 (2.07%) OpenAM
8 3 (2.07%) Oracle RMAN
8 3 (2.07%) Oracle ZFS
9 2 (1.38%) BladeLogic
9 2 (1.38%) BMC PATROL
9 2 (1.38%) EMC Navisphere
9 2 (1.38%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (1.38%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (1.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 2 (1.38%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 95 (65.52%) Red Hat
2 53 (36.55%) Veritas
3 39 (26.90%) Sun
4 38 (26.21%) Oracle
5 37 (25.52%) HP
6 29 (20.00%) VMware
7 22 (15.17%) Cisco
8 20 (13.79%) EMC
9 17 (11.72%) IBM
10 16 (11.03%) NetApp
10 16 (11.03%) Symantec
11 7 (4.83%) 3PAR
11 7 (4.83%) Splunk
12 5 (3.45%) Brocade
12 5 (3.45%) F5
13 4 (2.76%) Cyber-Ark
13 4 (2.76%) ForgeRock
14 3 (2.07%) MuleSoft
15 2 (1.38%) BMC
15 2 (1.38%) Remedy
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