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 29 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix System Administrator (Unix SA)
Rank 561 560 559
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Systems Administrator 82 76 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.14% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.14% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 59 32
Median daily rate £425 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £357 £375
% change year-on-year
+12.12% -4.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £16.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £16.00 -

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
50855 53109 50264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.69% 94.79% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 33119 33427 30819
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £567 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.02% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1517 2011 2032
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 29 June 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 29 June 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 -2 67 £425 +11.84% 2
London +2 30 £425 +6.25%
Scotland -8 14 £425 +21.42% 2
South East -2 13 £425 -15.00%
Surrey +3 9 £425 -
East of England +12 7 £325 -10.34%
North West -8 7 £450 +31.38% 1
City of London +46 6 £394 +21.15%
Cambridge +20 6 £325 -14.47%
Cambridgeshire +16 6 £325 -14.47%
Edinburgh -8 5 £425 +13.33% 1
Renfrewshire - 5 £308 - 1
Camberley - 5 £425 -
Erskine - 5 £308 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 £270 -
Manchester - 4 £450 -
North East - 4 £270 -
Tyne and Wear - 4 £270 -
Hampshire +2 3 £363 -27.50%
South West -4 3 £375 +13.20%
Glasgow +1 2 - -
Bristol - 2 £388 -
Cheshire - 2 £388 -
Guildford - 2 £450 -
West Midlands - 2 £425 -
Hertfordshire +13 1 £375 +15.38%
Kent +7 1 £425 -8.70%
Yorkshire +2 1 £430 +32.15% 1
West Yorkshire -12 1 £430 +29.66% 1
Warwickshire - 1 £425 -

Unix Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 188 (100.00%) Unix
2 145 (77.13%) Linux
3 109 (57.98%) Solaris
4 98 (52.13%) Red Hat
5 90 (47.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 78 (41.49%) Finance
7 74 (39.36%) Veritas
8 71 (37.77%) SAN
9 62 (32.98%) Banking
10 50 (26.60%) AIX
11 46 (24.47%) Oracle
12 43 (22.87%) Shell Script
12 43 (22.87%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 41 (21.81%) NAS
14 40 (21.28%) Migration
15 38 (20.21%) Perl
16 35 (18.62%) EMC
17 34 (18.09%) Clustering
17 34 (18.09%) Puppet
18 33 (17.55%) HP
18 33 (17.55%) ITIL
19 31 (16.49%) Sun
20 30 (15.96%) Data Centre
21 27 (14.36%) Veritas Cluster Server
21 27 (14.36%) NetBackup
22 26 (13.83%) NetApp
23 25 (13.30%) Python
24 24 (12.77%) TCP/IP
25 22 (11.70%) IBM
25 22 (11.70%) High Availability

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 (4.26%) TPMS
2 7 (3.72%) WebSphere
3 6 (3.19%) Apache
4 4 (2.13%) JBoss
5 3 (1.60%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.06%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.06%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (1.06%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.06%) WebSphere Application Server
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%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.53%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.53%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 2 (1.06%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.60%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.06%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 71 (37.77%) SAN
2 41 (21.81%) NAS
3 24 (12.77%) TCP/IP
4 19 (10.11%) DNS
5 16 (8.51%) LDAP
6 15 (7.98%) Firewall
7 7 (3.72%) DHCP
8 6 (3.19%) LAN
8 6 (3.19%) SSH
8 6 (3.19%) SSL
8 6 (3.19%) WAN
9 4 (2.13%) VPN
10 3 (1.60%) HTTP
11 2 (1.06%) BIG-IP
11 2 (1.06%) FTP
11 2 (1.06%) Internet
11 2 (1.06%) SMTP
11 2 (1.06%) SNMP
12 1 (0.53%) IMAP
12 1 (0.53%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.19%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.06%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.53%) MySQL
3 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.53%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (2.13%) JIRA
2 3 (1.60%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.60%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.60%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.53%) Introscope
3 1 (0.53%) SonarQube
General
1 78 (41.49%) Finance
2 62 (32.98%) Banking
3 11 (5.85%) Investment Banking
4 8 (4.26%) International Banking
4 8 (4.26%) Law
5 2 (1.06%) Retail
6 1 (0.53%) German Language
6 1 (0.53%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.66%) Middleware
2 4 (2.13%) Web Services
3 2 (1.06%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (1.06%) SAML
3 2 (1.06%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (0.53%) CSS
4 1 (0.53%) J2EE
4 1 (0.53%) LAMP
4 1 (0.53%) SOAP
4 1 (0.53%) Symfony
4 1 (0.53%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 34 (18.09%) Clustering
2 30 (15.96%) Data Centre
3 10 (5.32%) Replication
4 9 (4.79%) EMC VMAX
5 8 (4.26%) HACMP
6 7 (3.72%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (3.19%) Management Information System
8 5 (2.66%) CMDB
9 3 (1.60%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.60%) User Experience
10 2 (1.06%) Freedom of Information
10 2 (1.06%) Freedom of Information Act
11 1 (0.53%) Computer Science
11 1 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 1 (0.53%) LPAR
11 1 (0.53%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 188 (100.00%) Unix
2 145 (77.13%) Linux
3 109 (57.98%) Solaris
4 90 (47.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 50 (26.60%) AIX
6 21 (11.17%) Windows
7 12 (6.38%) HPUX
8 7 (3.72%) SUSE
9 6 (3.19%) Oracle Linux
10 4 (2.13%) Windows Server
11 3 (1.60%) CentOS
11 3 (1.60%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.53%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.53%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (21.28%) Migration
2 33 (17.55%) ITIL
3 22 (11.70%) High Availability
4 20 (10.64%) Disaster Recovery
5 16 (8.51%) Configuration Management
6 14 (7.45%) Change Management
7 13 (6.91%) DevOps
8 12 (6.38%) Incident Management
9 11 (5.85%) Low Latency
10 10 (5.32%) Project Management
10 10 (5.32%) Service Management
11 9 (4.79%) Data Migration
12 8 (4.26%) Load Balancing
12 8 (4.26%) Open Source
12 8 (4.26%) Virtual Environments
13 7 (3.72%) Performance Monitoring
13 7 (3.72%) Server Patching
14 6 (3.19%) Kalman Filter
14 6 (3.19%) Performance Analysis
14 6 (3.19%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (22.87%) Shell Script
2 38 (20.21%) Perl
3 25 (13.30%) Python
4 9 (4.79%) PHP
4 9 (4.79%) SQL
5 8 (4.26%) Bourne shell
6 7 (3.72%) C
7 5 (2.66%) Java
7 5 (2.66%) SystemTap
8 4 (2.13%) PL/SQL
9 3 (1.60%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.60%) Korn
10 2 (1.06%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.53%) AWK
11 1 (0.53%) C#
11 1 (0.53%) Ruby
11 1 (0.53%) sed
Qualifications
1 13 (6.91%) Security Cleared
2 10 (5.32%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.06%) Degree
3 2 (1.06%) DV Cleared
3 2 (1.06%) IBM AIX Certification
4 1 (0.53%) MCSE
4 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.72%) SLA
2 2 (1.06%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 43 (22.87%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 27 (14.36%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 15 (7.98%) NFS
4 13 (6.91%) KVM
4 13 (6.91%) RHEV
5 11 (5.85%) Veritas File System
6 10 (5.32%) Firmware
6 10 (5.32%) Virtual Machines
7 9 (4.79%) vSphere
8 8 (4.26%) VMware Infrastructure
9 6 (3.19%) Active Directory
9 6 (3.19%) Sendmail
9 6 (3.19%) Virtual Servers
10 5 (2.66%) iptables
11 4 (2.13%) Oracle Clusterware
11 4 (2.13%) Postfix
12 3 (1.60%) GPFS
13 2 (1.06%) Oracle RAC
14 1 (0.53%) qmail
14 1 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 34 (18.09%) Puppet
2 27 (14.36%) NetBackup
3 10 (5.32%) Oracle ZFS
4 9 (4.79%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 7 (3.72%) Ansible
5 7 (3.72%) Control-M
5 7 (3.72%) ITRS Geneos
5 7 (3.72%) Legato
5 7 (3.72%) Oracle RMAN
6 6 (3.19%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (2.66%) BladeLogic
7 5 (2.66%) OSSEC
8 4 (2.13%) Cobbler
8 4 (2.13%) HP Data Protector
8 4 (2.13%) Nagios
8 4 (2.13%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 3 (1.60%) BMC PATROL
10 2 (1.06%) Tivoli
10 2 (1.06%) vRealize
11 1 (0.53%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 98 (52.13%) Red Hat
2 74 (39.36%) Veritas
3 46 (24.47%) Oracle
4 35 (18.62%) EMC
5 33 (17.55%) HP
6 31 (16.49%) Sun
7 26 (13.83%) NetApp
8 22 (11.70%) IBM
9 16 (8.51%) Symantec
10 15 (7.98%) VMware
11 13 (6.91%) Dell
12 11 (5.85%) Splunk
13 9 (4.79%) Emulex
14 7 (3.72%) BMC
14 7 (3.72%) ServiceNow
15 5 (2.66%) SolarWinds
16 4 (2.13%) 3PAR
16 4 (2.13%) LogRhythm
16 4 (2.13%) TippingPoint
17 3 (1.60%) New Relic
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