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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix System Administrator (Unix SA)
Rank 556 572 581
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Systems Administrator 80 92 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.16% 0.100%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.17% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 62 36
Median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £356
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +12.28%
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
49823 54841 54102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.61% 94.99% 92.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 32593 35082 33109
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 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +7.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1682 2085 2162
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.40 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.17% +5.45%
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 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 +15 78 £400 - 5
London -1 44 £475 +18.75% 2
South West +23 13 £350 -33.33%
Bristol +9 9 £375 -28.57%
Newcastle upon Tyne - 8 £320 -
Tyne and Wear - 8 £320 -
North East - 8 £320 -
City of London +10 7 £394 -7.35% 1
North West +6 4 £425 -
South East +1 4 £475 +11.76% 3
Swindon +12 3 £340 +18.26%
East of England +11 3 £375 -6.25%
Wiltshire +9 3 £340 +18.26%
Hertfordshire -2 3 £375 -25.07%
Croydon - 3 £450 -
Yorkshire +16 2 - -
Scotland -4 2 - -
Manchester -9 2 £431 -
East Ayrshire - 2 - -
Maidenhead - 2 £500 -
Berkshire - 2 £500 -
Kilmarnock - 2 - -
Stevenage - 2 £375 -
Cheshire - 2 £425 -
Buckinghamshire +24 1 - - 1
Hampshire +13 1 £450 +38.46%
Milton Keynes +10 1 - - 1
West Yorkshire +10 1 - -
Filton - 1 £388 -
North Yorkshire - 1 - -

Unix Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 157 (100.00%) Unix
2 115 (73.25%) Linux
3 101 (64.33%) Solaris
4 82 (52.23%) Red Hat
5 76 (48.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 62 (39.49%) Oracle
7 57 (36.31%) Finance
8 45 (28.66%) Veritas
9 42 (26.75%) AIX
10 40 (25.48%) Banking
11 37 (23.57%) SAN
12 33 (21.02%) ITIL
13 31 (19.75%) HP
14 29 (18.47%) Sun
14 29 (18.47%) NetBackup
14 29 (18.47%) Puppet
15 28 (17.83%) Shell Script
16 27 (17.20%) Veritas Volume Manager
17 25 (15.92%) Perl
18 22 (14.01%) VMware
19 21 (13.38%) IBM
19 21 (13.38%) EMC
19 21 (13.38%) High Availability
20 20 (12.74%) Symantec
20 20 (12.74%) Clustering
21 19 (12.10%) Security Cleared
21 19 (12.10%) NetApp
22 17 (10.83%) Windows
22 17 (10.83%) SC Cleared
23 16 (10.19%) HPUX

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 11 (7.01%) Apache
2 9 (5.73%) Tomcat
3 8 (5.10%) WebLogic
4 7 (4.46%) JBoss
4 7 (4.46%) WebSphere
5 5 (3.18%) iPlanet
5 5 (3.18%) Oracle Application Server
6 3 (1.91%) Cloud Foundry
6 3 (1.91%) Confluence
6 3 (1.91%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.27%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.64%) ColdFusion
8 1 (0.64%) FileNet
8 1 (0.64%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.64%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (0.64%) IIS
8 1 (0.64%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (0.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.64%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (0.64%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (0.64%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.37%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.91%) GitHub
3 2 (1.27%) AWS CloudTrail
4 1 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.64%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 37 (23.57%) SAN
2 16 (10.19%) Firewall
3 15 (9.55%) TCP/IP
4 12 (7.64%) DNS
5 11 (7.01%) NAS
6 9 (5.73%) LDAP
7 8 (5.10%) SSL
8 7 (4.46%) Cisco Nexus
9 5 (3.18%) DHCP
10 4 (2.55%) LAN
10 4 (2.55%) VPN
10 4 (2.55%) WAN
11 3 (1.91%) HTTP
11 3 (1.91%) Internet
11 3 (1.91%) Network Security
11 3 (1.91%) SSH
12 2 (1.27%) BIG-IP
12 2 (1.27%) CTI
12 2 (1.27%) SMTP
13 1 (0.64%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.10%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (3.82%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.55%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.27%) MySQL
4 2 (1.27%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.64%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.64%) GIS
5 1 (0.64%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (0.64%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 9 (5.73%) Jenkins
2 8 (5.10%) JIRA
3 7 (4.46%) Sonatype Nexus
4 5 (3.18%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.27%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.64%) Hudson
6 1 (0.64%) Introscope
6 1 (0.64%) Subversion
General
1 57 (36.31%) Finance
2 40 (25.48%) Banking
3 8 (5.10%) International Banking
4 7 (4.46%) Investment Banking
5 5 (3.18%) Law
6 2 (1.27%) Advertising
7 1 (0.64%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (8.92%) Middleware
2 5 (3.18%) J2EE
3 2 (1.27%) AngularJS
3 2 (1.27%) LAMP
3 2 (1.27%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (1.27%) SAML
3 2 (1.27%) Web Services
4 1 (0.64%) CSS
4 1 (0.64%) Django
4 1 (0.64%) IBM Integration Bus
4 1 (0.64%) Kafka
4 1 (0.64%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (0.64%) SOAP
4 1 (0.64%) Symfony
4 1 (0.64%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (0.64%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (12.74%) Clustering
2 15 (9.55%) Data Centre
3 9 (5.73%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (5.73%) Management Information System
4 7 (4.46%) Freedom of Information
4 7 (4.46%) Freedom of Information Act
5 6 (3.82%) Replication
6 3 (1.91%) HACMP
6 3 (1.91%) NHS
7 2 (1.27%) CMDB
8 1 (0.64%) EMC VMAX
8 1 (0.64%) EMC VNX
8 1 (0.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.64%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.64%) LPAR
8 1 (0.64%) Spread Betting
8 1 (0.64%) Symmetrix DMX
8 1 (0.64%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 157 (100.00%) Unix
2 115 (73.25%) Linux
3 101 (64.33%) Solaris
4 76 (48.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 42 (26.75%) AIX
6 17 (10.83%) Windows
7 16 (10.19%) HPUX
8 13 (8.28%) SUSE
9 9 (5.73%) Oracle Linux
10 7 (4.46%) CentOS
10 7 (4.46%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 4 (2.55%) Windows Server
12 3 (1.91%) Ubuntu
12 3 (1.91%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
14 1 (0.64%) VMS
14 1 (0.64%) Windows 10
14 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (21.02%) ITIL
2 21 (13.38%) High Availability
3 15 (9.55%) Configuration Management
4 14 (8.92%) DevOps
4 14 (8.92%) Project Management
5 13 (8.28%) Low Latency
6 12 (7.64%) Change Management
6 12 (7.64%) Load Balancing
7 11 (7.01%) Disaster Recovery
7 11 (7.01%) Incident Management
7 11 (7.01%) Migration
8 10 (6.37%) Risk Management
8 10 (6.37%) Service Management
9 9 (5.73%) Open Source
10 8 (5.10%) Build Automation
11 7 (4.46%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (4.46%) Data Protection
12 6 (3.82%) Performance Tuning
12 6 (3.82%) Virtual Environments
13 5 (3.18%) High-Frequency Trading
Programming Languages
1 28 (17.83%) Shell Script
2 25 (15.92%) Perl
3 15 (9.55%) Python
4 13 (8.28%) SQL
5 9 (5.73%) PHP
6 7 (4.46%) Bash Shell
7 6 (3.82%) C
7 6 (3.82%) SystemTap
8 5 (3.18%) Bourne shell
9 4 (2.55%) Java
9 4 (2.55%) JavaScript
9 4 (2.55%) PL/SQL
10 3 (1.91%) AWK
10 3 (1.91%) Korn
10 3 (1.91%) Ruby
10 3 (1.91%) sed
11 2 (1.27%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 19 (12.10%) Security Cleared
2 17 (10.83%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.91%) RHCSA
4 2 (1.27%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.27%) Degree
4 2 (1.27%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.27%) IBM AIX Certification
5 1 (0.64%) CCNA
5 1 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.64%) MCSA
5 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.55%) PCI DSS
1 4 (2.55%) SLA
2 3 (1.91%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 27 (17.20%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 10 (6.37%) vSphere
3 9 (5.73%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 9 (5.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (4.46%) NFS
5 6 (3.82%) KVM
5 6 (3.82%) RHEV
6 5 (3.18%) iptables
6 5 (3.18%) Sendmail
7 4 (2.55%) Postfix
7 4 (2.55%) Veritas File System
7 4 (2.55%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (1.91%) Active Directory
8 3 (1.91%) Firmware
9 2 (1.27%) GPFS
9 2 (1.27%) Hyper-V
9 2 (1.27%) Oracle Clusterware
9 2 (1.27%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (1.27%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.64%) BIND 9
Systems Management
1 29 (18.47%) NetBackup
1 29 (18.47%) Puppet
2 15 (9.55%) Ansible
3 12 (7.64%) Oracle RMAN
4 10 (6.37%) Oracle ZFS
5 8 (5.10%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (4.46%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 6 (3.82%) Control-M
8 5 (3.18%) BladeLogic
8 5 (3.18%) Nagios
8 5 (3.18%) OSSEC
9 4 (2.55%) Cobbler
9 4 (2.55%) Legato
10 3 (1.91%) HP Data Protector
10 3 (1.91%) ITRS Geneos
10 3 (1.91%) Red Hat Satellite
11 2 (1.27%) Failover Clustering
11 2 (1.27%) Tivoli
11 2 (1.27%) Veritas Storage Foundation
12 1 (0.64%) OpenView
Vendors
1 82 (52.23%) Red Hat
2 62 (39.49%) Oracle
3 45 (28.66%) Veritas
4 31 (19.75%) HP
5 29 (18.47%) Sun
6 22 (14.01%) VMware
7 21 (13.38%) EMC
7 21 (13.38%) IBM
8 20 (12.74%) Symantec
9 19 (12.10%) NetApp
10 14 (8.92%) Cisco
11 12 (7.64%) Dell
12 11 (7.01%) Splunk
13 7 (4.46%) F5
14 5 (3.18%) 3PAR
14 5 (3.18%) SolarWinds
15 4 (2.55%) LogRhythm
15 4 (2.55%) ServiceNow
15 4 (2.55%) TippingPoint
16 3 (1.91%) MuleSoft