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 28 May 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix System Administrator (Unix SA)
Rank 547 577 535
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -42
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Systems Administrator 109 72 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.13% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.14% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 56 34
Median daily rate £425 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.84% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £323 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £500 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £363 £367
% change year-on-year
+15.86% -1.09%
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
51670 52282 49893
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.71% 94.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 33730 32289 30871
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1487 2076 2100
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.33 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.95 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.04% -2.06%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 92 £425 +6.25% 5
London 0 41 £450 +5.88% 4
South East +12 28 £425 -8.70%
Surrey +9 23 £425 +30.76%
Scotland -11 16 £420 +20.00% 1
Camberley - 16 £425 -
City of London +42 8 £405 -7.42% 2
Edinburgh +3 8 £420 +5.00% 1
East of England +8 7 £325 -10.34%
Cambridgeshire +9 6 £325 -12.45%
Cambridge +3 6 £325 -12.45%
North West +1 6 £450 +31.38% 1
Hampshire -9 4 £325 -35.00%
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 - -
North East - 4 - -
Erskine - 4 £330 -
Tyne and Wear - 4 - -
Manchester - 4 £450 - 1
Renfrewshire - 4 £330 -
Guildford - 3 £450 -
Basingstoke - 3 £325 -
South West - 3 £375 -
Glasgow -2 2 - -
West Midlands - 2 £375 -
Bristol - 2 £388 -
Yorkshire +10 1 £430 +32.15%
Hertfordshire +3 1 £375 +15.38%
West Yorkshire +1 1 £430 +29.66%
Woking -1 1 £385 -
Kent -16 1 £425 -8.70%

Unix Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 189 (100.00%) Unix
2 149 (78.84%) Linux
3 104 (55.03%) Solaris
4 96 (50.79%) Red Hat
5 89 (47.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 75 (39.68%) Finance
6 75 (39.68%) SAN
7 74 (39.15%) Veritas
8 56 (29.63%) Banking
9 49 (25.93%) Shell Script
10 47 (24.87%) AIX
11 45 (23.81%) Migration
12 44 (23.28%) NAS
12 44 (23.28%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 40 (21.16%) Perl
13 40 (21.16%) Oracle
14 39 (20.63%) Clustering
15 36 (19.05%) EMC
16 35 (18.52%) Puppet
17 33 (17.46%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 33 (17.46%) HP
18 32 (16.93%) Data Centre
19 30 (15.87%) ITIL
20 28 (14.81%) TCP/IP
21 27 (14.29%) NetApp
22 25 (13.23%) Sun
22 25 (13.23%) Python
23 23 (12.17%) IBM
23 23 (12.17%) NetBackup
24 22 (11.64%) 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 (4.23%) TPMS
2 7 (3.70%) Apache
2 7 (3.70%) WebSphere
3 6 (3.17%) JBoss
4 3 (1.59%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.06%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.06%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (1.06%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.06%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.53%) FileNet
6 1 (0.53%) GlassFish
6 1 (0.53%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (0.53%) Liferay
6 1 (0.53%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.53%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.53%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 2 (1.06%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.06%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.53%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 75 (39.68%) SAN
2 44 (23.28%) NAS
3 28 (14.81%) TCP/IP
4 21 (11.11%) DNS
5 18 (9.52%) LDAP
6 15 (7.94%) Firewall
7 7 (3.70%) DHCP
8 6 (3.17%) LAN
8 6 (3.17%) SSH
8 6 (3.17%) SSL
8 6 (3.17%) WAN
9 3 (1.59%) HTTP
9 3 (1.59%) VPN
10 2 (1.06%) BIG-IP
10 2 (1.06%) FTP
10 2 (1.06%) Internet
10 2 (1.06%) SMTP
10 2 (1.06%) SNMP
11 1 (0.53%) IMAP
11 1 (0.53%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.70%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.06%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.53%) MySQL
3 1 (0.53%) OLTP
3 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.53%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.53%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 4 (2.12%) JIRA
2 2 (1.06%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.06%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.06%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.53%) Introscope
General
1 75 (39.68%) Finance
2 56 (29.63%) Banking
3 11 (5.82%) Investment Banking
4 9 (4.76%) Law
5 2 (1.06%) International Banking
5 2 (1.06%) Retail
5 2 (1.06%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.53%) Electronics
6 1 (0.53%) German Language
6 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.53%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.65%) Web Services
2 4 (2.12%) Middleware
3 3 (1.59%) J2EE
4 2 (1.06%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (1.06%) SAML
4 2 (1.06%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.53%) LAMP
5 1 (0.53%) SOAP
5 1 (0.53%) Symfony
5 1 (0.53%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 39 (20.63%) Clustering
2 32 (16.93%) Data Centre
3 9 (4.76%) EMC VMAX
3 9 (4.76%) Replication
4 8 (4.23%) HACMP
4 8 (4.23%) Management Information System
5 7 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (2.65%) User Experience
7 4 (2.12%) CMDB
8 3 (1.59%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.06%) Freedom of Information
9 2 (1.06%) Freedom of Information Act
10 1 (0.53%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.53%) LPAR
10 1 (0.53%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 189 (100.00%) Unix
2 149 (78.84%) Linux
3 104 (55.03%) Solaris
4 89 (47.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 47 (24.87%) AIX
6 21 (11.11%) Windows
7 13 (6.88%) HPUX
8 8 (4.23%) SUSE
9 4 (2.12%) Windows Server
10 3 (1.59%) CentOS
10 3 (1.59%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (1.06%) 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 45 (23.81%) Migration
2 30 (15.87%) ITIL
3 22 (11.64%) High Availability
4 21 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
5 17 (8.99%) Configuration Management
6 15 (7.94%) Change Management
6 15 (7.94%) DevOps
7 10 (5.29%) Incident Management
8 9 (4.76%) Data Migration
8 9 (4.76%) Project Management
9 8 (4.23%) Load Balancing
9 8 (4.23%) Open Source
9 8 (4.23%) Performance Monitoring
9 8 (4.23%) Service Management
10 7 (3.70%) Low Latency
10 7 (3.70%) Server Patching
11 6 (3.17%) Change Control
11 6 (3.17%) Kalman Filter
11 6 (3.17%) Performance Analysis
11 6 (3.17%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (25.93%) Shell Script
2 40 (21.16%) Perl
3 25 (13.23%) Python
4 9 (4.76%) Bourne shell
4 9 (4.76%) SQL
5 8 (4.23%) PHP
6 6 (3.17%) C
7 5 (2.65%) Java
7 5 (2.65%) Korn
8 4 (2.12%) Bash Shell
8 4 (2.12%) PL/SQL
9 3 (1.59%) SystemTap
10 2 (1.06%) AWK
10 2 (1.06%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.53%) C#
11 1 (0.53%) C-shell
11 1 (0.53%) Ruby
11 1 (0.53%) sed
Qualifications
1 11 (5.82%) Security Cleared
2 9 (4.76%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.06%) Degree
3 2 (1.06%) IBM AIX Certification
4 1 (0.53%) MCSE
4 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.70%) SLA
2 2 (1.06%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 44 (23.28%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 33 (17.46%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 17 (8.99%) NFS
4 15 (7.94%) Veritas File System
5 13 (6.88%) KVM
6 12 (6.35%) RHEV
7 10 (5.29%) Firmware
8 9 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
9 7 (3.70%) vSphere
10 6 (3.17%) Active Directory
10 6 (3.17%) Sendmail
11 5 (2.65%) iptables
12 4 (2.12%) Oracle Clusterware
12 4 (2.12%) Postfix
13 3 (1.59%) GPFS
14 2 (1.06%) Oracle RAC
15 1 (0.53%) qmail
15 1 (0.53%) Samba
15 1 (0.53%) SRDF
15 1 (0.53%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 35 (18.52%) Puppet
2 23 (12.17%) NetBackup
3 10 (5.29%) Oracle ZFS
4 8 (4.23%) Oracle RMAN
4 8 (4.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 7 (3.70%) Legato
6 6 (3.17%) Ansible
6 6 (3.17%) Control-M
6 6 (3.17%) ITRS Geneos
7 5 (2.65%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (2.65%) OSSEC
8 4 (2.12%) BladeLogic
8 4 (2.12%) Cobbler
8 4 (2.12%) HP Data Protector
8 4 (2.12%) Nagios
8 4 (2.12%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 3 (1.59%) BMC PATROL
10 2 (1.06%) Tivoli
10 2 (1.06%) vRealize
11 1 (0.53%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 96 (50.79%) Red Hat
2 74 (39.15%) Veritas
3 40 (21.16%) Oracle
4 36 (19.05%) EMC
5 33 (17.46%) HP
6 27 (14.29%) NetApp
7 25 (13.23%) Sun
8 23 (12.17%) IBM
9 13 (6.88%) VMware
10 12 (6.35%) Dell
11 11 (5.82%) Splunk
12 10 (5.29%) Symantec
13 9 (4.76%) Emulex
14 7 (3.70%) ServiceNow
15 6 (3.17%) BMC
16 5 (2.65%) SolarWinds
17 4 (2.12%) 3PAR
17 4 (2.12%) Brocade
17 4 (2.12%) New Relic
17 4 (2.12%) TippingPoint
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