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 23 August 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
23 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix System Administrator (Unix SA)
Rank 569 583 583
Rank change year-on-year
+14 0
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Systems Administrator 81 71 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.12% 0.085%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.13% 0.090%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 52 27
Median daily rate £415 £369 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.61% -7.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £449 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
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
51788 54568 52505
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.82% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 33741 34681 31721
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1632 2045 2054
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.60 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-0.60% +0.60%

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 23 August 2016.

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 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 Systems Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 23 August 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 +19 76 £400 +7.59% 9
London -2 46 £425 +15.33% 4
South West +11 10 £345 +20.00% 2
City of London +38 9 £394 +6.85% 1
South East -8 6 £450 +5.88% 1
Bristol - 6 £363 - 1
North West +12 5 £381 - 1
Scotland +9 5 £425 +17.24% 1
Edinburgh -6 4 £425 +17.24% 1
North East - 4 £270 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 £270 -
Tyne and Wear - 4 £270 -
East of England +16 3 £375 -1.31% 1
Hertfordshire +9 3 £375 -
Swindon +3 3 £340 +18.26%
Wiltshire +1 3 £340 +18.26%
Manchester -2 3 £438 - 1
Croydon - 3 £450 -
Surrey 0 2 £438 +2.94%
Hampshire -4 2 £425 +3.03%
Cheshire - 2 £325 -
Stevenage - 2 £375 -
Camberley - 2 £438 -
Yorkshire -3 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £425 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £388 -
Warwickshire - 1 £425 -
Renfrewshire - 1 £287 -
Warwick - 1 £425 -
Erskine - 1 £287 -

Unix Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 August 2016, 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.

1 190 (100.00%) Unix
2 145 (76.32%) Linux
3 117 (61.58%) Solaris
4 98 (51.58%) Red Hat
4 98 (51.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 82 (43.16%) Finance
6 66 (34.74%) SAN
7 65 (34.21%) Veritas
8 62 (32.63%) Banking
9 50 (26.32%) Oracle
10 49 (25.79%) AIX
11 43 (22.63%) Shell Script
12 39 (20.53%) HP
12 39 (20.53%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 38 (20.00%) Perl
14 36 (18.95%) ITIL
14 36 (18.95%) EMC
14 36 (18.95%) Puppet
15 34 (17.89%) NAS
16 32 (16.84%) Clustering
16 32 (16.84%) Migration
17 30 (15.79%) Sun
18 29 (15.26%) Data Centre
19 28 (14.74%) NetBackup
20 25 (13.16%) IBM
20 25 (13.16%) NetApp
21 24 (12.63%) Python
22 22 (11.58%) High Availability
23 21 (11.05%) Veritas Cluster Server
24 20 (10.53%) Windows

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 8 (4.21%) WebSphere
2 7 (3.68%) TPMS
3 6 (3.16%) Apache
4 4 (2.11%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.58%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.05%) JBoss
6 2 (1.05%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.05%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (1.05%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.53%) ColdFusion
7 1 (0.53%) FileNet
7 1 (0.53%) GlassFish
7 1 (0.53%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (0.53%) Liferay
7 1 (0.53%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.53%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 1 (0.53%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.16%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.05%) AWS CloudTrail
3 1 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 66 (34.74%) SAN
2 34 (17.89%) NAS
3 18 (9.47%) TCP/IP
4 17 (8.95%) DNS
5 14 (7.37%) LDAP
6 13 (6.84%) Firewall
7 7 (3.68%) Cisco Nexus
7 7 (3.68%) DHCP
7 7 (3.68%) SSL
8 6 (3.16%) LAN
8 6 (3.16%) WAN
9 5 (2.63%) SSH
10 4 (2.11%) HTTP
10 4 (2.11%) VPN
11 3 (1.58%) Network Security
11 3 (1.58%) SMTP
12 2 (1.05%) BIG-IP
12 2 (1.05%) CTI
12 2 (1.05%) FTP
12 2 (1.05%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.68%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (3.16%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.05%) MySQL
3 2 (1.05%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.53%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 5 (2.63%) Git (software)
1 5 (2.63%) Jenkins
2 4 (2.11%) JIRA
2 4 (2.11%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (1.05%) SonarQube
4 1 (0.53%) Hudson
4 1 (0.53%) Introscope
4 1 (0.53%) Subversion
General
1 82 (43.16%) Finance
2 62 (32.63%) Banking
3 12 (6.32%) Investment Banking
4 9 (4.74%) Law
5 8 (4.21%) International Banking
6 2 (1.05%) Advertising
7 1 (0.53%) German Language
7 1 (0.53%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.74%) Middleware
2 2 (1.05%) AngularJS
2 2 (1.05%) LAMP
2 2 (1.05%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (1.05%) SAML
2 2 (1.05%) Web Services
2 2 (1.05%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (0.53%) CSS
3 1 (0.53%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (0.53%) SOAP
3 1 (0.53%) Symfony
3 1 (0.53%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 32 (16.84%) Clustering
2 29 (15.26%) Data Centre
3 11 (5.79%) Replication
4 9 (4.74%) Management Information System
5 8 (4.21%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (4.21%) EMC VMAX
6 6 (3.16%) Freedom of Information
6 6 (3.16%) Freedom of Information Act
7 5 (2.63%) HACMP
8 3 (1.58%) CMDB
9 2 (1.05%) NHS
10 1 (0.53%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.53%) LPAR
10 1 (0.53%) Spread Betting
10 1 (0.53%) Symmetrix DMX
10 1 (0.53%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 190 (100.00%) Unix
2 145 (76.32%) Linux
3 117 (61.58%) Solaris
4 98 (51.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 49 (25.79%) AIX
6 20 (10.53%) Windows
7 11 (5.79%) HPUX
8 10 (5.26%) CentOS
8 10 (5.26%) SUSE
9 6 (3.16%) Oracle Linux
9 6 (3.16%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 3 (1.58%) Windows Server
11 2 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.53%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.53%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.53%) VMS
12 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (18.95%) ITIL
2 32 (16.84%) Migration
3 22 (11.58%) High Availability
4 16 (8.42%) Configuration Management
5 15 (7.89%) Change Management
5 15 (7.89%) DevOps
5 15 (7.89%) Disaster Recovery
5 15 (7.89%) Incident Management
5 15 (7.89%) Low Latency
6 13 (6.84%) Project Management
7 10 (5.26%) Risk Management
8 8 (4.21%) Data Migration
8 8 (4.21%) Open Source
8 8 (4.21%) Service Management
9 7 (3.68%) Load Balancing
9 7 (3.68%) Performance Monitoring
9 7 (3.68%) Problem Management
9 7 (3.68%) Server Patching
10 6 (3.16%) Build Automation
10 6 (3.16%) Compliance Audit
Programming Languages
1 43 (22.63%) Shell Script
2 38 (20.00%) Perl
3 24 (12.63%) Python
4 13 (6.84%) SQL
5 12 (6.32%) PHP
6 9 (4.74%) C
7 8 (4.21%) Bourne shell
8 7 (3.68%) SystemTap
9 5 (2.63%) Java
10 4 (2.11%) Bash Shell
10 4 (2.11%) JavaScript
10 4 (2.11%) Korn
10 4 (2.11%) PL/SQL
10 4 (2.11%) Ruby
11 3 (1.58%) AWK
11 3 (1.58%) sed
12 2 (1.05%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.53%) C#
13 1 (0.53%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 17 (8.95%) Security Cleared
2 15 (7.89%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.05%) DV Cleared
3 2 (1.05%) IBM AIX Certification
4 1 (0.53%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.11%) PCI DSS
1 4 (2.11%) SLA
2 2 (1.05%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 39 (20.53%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 21 (11.05%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 12 (6.32%) KVM
3 12 (6.32%) RHEV
4 10 (5.26%) Firmware
4 10 (5.26%) NFS
4 10 (5.26%) Veritas File System
4 10 (5.26%) vSphere
5 8 (4.21%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (4.21%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (3.16%) Sendmail
7 5 (2.63%) Active Directory
7 5 (2.63%) iptables
8 4 (2.11%) Oracle Clusterware
8 4 (2.11%) Postfix
9 2 (1.05%) GPFS
9 2 (1.05%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (1.05%) Samba
9 2 (1.05%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.53%) BIND 9
Systems Management
1 36 (18.95%) Puppet
2 28 (14.74%) NetBackup
3 12 (6.32%) Ansible
3 12 (6.32%) Oracle ZFS
4 10 (5.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 9 (4.74%) Control-M
5 9 (4.74%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (4.74%) Oracle RMAN
6 7 (3.68%) BladeLogic
6 7 (3.68%) Legato
7 5 (2.63%) ITRS Geneos
7 5 (2.63%) Nagios
7 5 (2.63%) OSSEC
8 4 (2.11%) Cobbler
8 4 (2.11%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 3 (1.58%) BMC PATROL
9 3 (1.58%) HP Data Protector
10 2 (1.05%) Red Hat Satellite
10 2 (1.05%) Tivoli
11 1 (0.53%) yum
Vendors
1 98 (51.58%) Red Hat
2 65 (34.21%) Veritas
3 50 (26.32%) Oracle
4 39 (20.53%) HP
5 36 (18.95%) EMC
6 30 (15.79%) Sun
7 25 (13.16%) IBM
7 25 (13.16%) NetApp
8 20 (10.53%) VMware
9 17 (8.95%) Symantec
10 16 (8.42%) Dell
11 8 (4.21%) Cisco
11 8 (4.21%) Emulex
11 8 (4.21%) Splunk
12 7 (3.68%) BMC
13 5 (2.63%) 3PAR
13 5 (2.63%) SolarWinds
14 4 (2.11%) LogRhythm
14 4 (2.11%) ServiceNow
14 4 (2.11%) TippingPoint
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