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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix System Administrator (Unix SA)
Rank 547 567 557
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Systems Administrator 74 77 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.14% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.15% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 50 51
Median daily rate £431 £425 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.47% +11.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £277 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £378
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -0.66%
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
47057 52332 52807
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.56% 94.77% 93.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 30804 33337 33423
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 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £583 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1653 2041 2162
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.41 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 8 December 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 27 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 8 December 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 +27 69 £438 +2.94% 14
London +11 50 £453 -2.16% 7
South East +32 9 £343 -15.69%
City of London -8 7 £450 -2.70% 2
Surrey +14 6 - -
Epsom - 6 - -
Scotland +5 5 £400 -5.88%
North West +10 4 £419 - 3
Yorkshire +13 3 £388 +55.10%
Cheshire - 3 £413 - 1
Edinburgh +19 2 - -
West Yorkshire +19 2 £375 +50.00%
East of England +4 2 £338 -10.00% 2
East Ayrshire - 2 - -
Hertfordshire - 2 £338 -
Kilmarnock - 2 - -
Leeds - 2 £375 -
Berkshire +9 1 - -
Glasgow 0 1 £400 -5.88%
Manchester -3 1 £425 - 2
Tyne and Wear - 1 £310 -
North East - 1 £310 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £401 -
Kent - 1 £315 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £310 -
Knutsford - 1 £400 -
Barnsley - 1 £401 -

Unix Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 December 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.

1 147 (100.00%) Unix
2 113 (76.87%) Linux
3 80 (54.42%) Solaris
3 80 (54.42%) Red Hat
4 70 (47.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 66 (44.90%) Finance
6 46 (31.29%) Veritas
7 45 (30.61%) Oracle
8 34 (23.13%) HP
8 34 (23.13%) Puppet
9 33 (22.45%) Sun
10 32 (21.77%) SAN
11 31 (21.09%) Banking
12 29 (19.73%) VMware
13 27 (18.37%) Perl
14 26 (17.69%) AIX
14 26 (17.69%) Bash Shell
15 22 (14.97%) Cisco
15 22 (14.97%) NetBackup
16 21 (14.29%) NetApp
16 21 (14.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 20 (13.61%) ITIL
18 19 (12.93%) Shell Script
19 18 (12.24%) LDAP
19 18 (12.24%) DNS
19 18 (12.24%) High Availability
20 17 (11.56%) Low Latency
20 17 (11.56%) Ansible
20 17 (11.56%) IBM
20 17 (11.56%) Symantec

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 (8.16%) Apache
2 10 (6.80%) Tomcat
3 7 (4.76%) WebLogic
4 6 (4.08%) JBoss
5 5 (3.40%) iPlanet
5 5 (3.40%) Oracle Application Server
6 3 (2.04%) Cloud Foundry
6 3 (2.04%) Confluence
6 3 (2.04%) nginx
7 1 (0.68%) ColdFusion
7 1 (0.68%) IIS
7 1 (0.68%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.68%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.68%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 15 (10.20%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.40%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (2.04%) GitHub
4 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.68%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 32 (21.77%) SAN
2 18 (12.24%) DNS
2 18 (12.24%) LDAP
3 15 (10.20%) TCP/IP
4 12 (8.16%) Firewall
5 10 (6.80%) Cisco Nexus
5 10 (6.80%) NAS
6 7 (4.76%) Kerberos
7 4 (2.72%) CTI
7 4 (2.72%) DHCP
8 3 (2.04%) Internet
8 3 (2.04%) Network Security
8 3 (2.04%) SSH
9 2 (1.36%) SSL
9 2 (1.36%) VPN
10 1 (0.68%) Ethernet
10 1 (0.68%) FTP
10 1 (0.68%) HTTP
10 1 (0.68%) iSCSI
10 1 (0.68%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.84%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (2.04%) Oracle Database
2 3 (2.04%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.36%) GIS
4 1 (0.68%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.68%) MySQL
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle Exadata
4 1 (0.68%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 7 (4.76%) Jenkins
1 7 (4.76%) JIRA
1 7 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (3.40%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (2.04%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.04%) Subversion
4 2 (1.36%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.68%) Hudson
General
1 66 (44.90%) Finance
2 31 (21.09%) Banking
3 8 (5.44%) Investment Banking
4 6 (4.08%) Financial Institution
4 6 (4.08%) Legal
5 4 (2.72%) Law
6 2 (1.36%) Advertising
7 1 (0.68%) Front Office
7 1 (0.68%) Japanese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.12%) Middleware
2 5 (3.40%) J2EE
3 4 (2.72%) SAML
4 3 (2.04%) LAMP
5 2 (1.36%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.68%) CSS
6 1 (0.68%) Django
6 1 (0.68%) IBM Integration Bus
6 1 (0.68%) Kafka
6 1 (0.68%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.68%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.56%) Clustering
2 11 (7.48%) Management Information System
3 9 (6.12%) Data Centre
4 8 (5.44%) Enterprise Storage
4 8 (5.44%) Freedom of Information
4 8 (5.44%) Freedom of Information Act
5 7 (4.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 6 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (3.40%) Replication
8 4 (2.72%) Algorithms
9 3 (2.04%) Fintech
9 3 (2.04%) NHS
9 3 (2.04%) RSA SecurID
10 2 (1.36%) CMDB
11 1 (0.68%) Derivative
11 1 (0.68%) EMC VNX
11 1 (0.68%) Hybrid Cloud
11 1 (0.68%) RIA
11 1 (0.68%) Symmetrix DMX
11 1 (0.68%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 147 (100.00%) Unix
2 113 (76.87%) Linux
3 80 (54.42%) Solaris
4 70 (47.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 26 (17.69%) AIX
6 15 (10.20%) SUSE
7 10 (6.80%) CentOS
7 10 (6.80%) Windows
8 9 (6.12%) Oracle Linux
9 8 (5.44%) HPUX
10 5 (3.40%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 3 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (1.36%) Ubuntu
12 2 (1.36%) Windows Server
12 2 (1.36%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.68%) VMS
13 1 (0.68%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.68%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.68%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (13.61%) ITIL
2 18 (12.24%) High Availability
3 17 (11.56%) Low Latency
4 15 (10.20%) Change Control
5 14 (9.52%) Configuration Management
6 13 (8.84%) Change Management
7 11 (7.48%) DevOps
7 11 (7.48%) Kernel Tuning
8 10 (6.80%) Project Management
9 9 (6.12%) Algorithmic Trading
9 9 (6.12%) Problem Management
10 8 (5.44%) Data Protection
10 8 (5.44%) Risk Management
11 7 (4.76%) Load Balancing
11 7 (4.76%) Migration
11 7 (4.76%) Service Delivery
11 7 (4.76%) Service Management
12 6 (4.08%) Capacity Planning
12 6 (4.08%) Incident Management
12 6 (4.08%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (18.37%) Perl
2 26 (17.69%) Bash Shell
3 19 (12.93%) Shell Script
4 14 (9.52%) Python
5 9 (6.12%) SQL
6 7 (4.76%) Java
6 7 (4.76%) PHP
7 6 (4.08%) Korn
8 5 (3.40%) C
8 5 (3.40%) SystemTap
9 4 (2.72%) JavaScript
10 3 (2.04%) Bourne shell
10 3 (2.04%) C-shell
10 3 (2.04%) Ruby
11 2 (1.36%) AWK
11 2 (1.36%) MATLAB
11 2 (1.36%) sed
12 1 (0.68%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.68%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.68%) R
Qualifications
1 16 (10.88%) Security Cleared
2 15 (10.20%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.72%) RHCSA
4 3 (2.04%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.36%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.36%) RHCE
5 2 (1.36%) RHCT
6 1 (0.68%) CCNA
6 1 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.68%) Degree
6 1 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.68%) MCSA
6 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.04%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.68%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (14.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 16 (10.88%) NFS
2 16 (10.88%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 13 (8.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (6.80%) vSphere
5 7 (4.76%) KVM
5 7 (4.76%) Veritas File System
6 5 (3.40%) Active Directory
6 5 (3.40%) RHEV
7 4 (2.72%) Samba
8 2 (1.36%) FreeRADIUS
8 2 (1.36%) Hyper-V
8 2 (1.36%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (1.36%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.68%) Firmware
9 1 (0.68%) PowerHA
9 1 (0.68%) SRDF
9 1 (0.68%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 34 (23.13%) Puppet
2 22 (14.97%) NetBackup
3 17 (11.56%) Ansible
4 10 (6.80%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (6.80%) Oracle RMAN
5 8 (5.44%) Red Hat Satellite
6 7 (4.76%) Control-M
6 7 (4.76%) Nagios
7 6 (4.08%) Oracle ZFS
8 5 (3.40%) OpenView
8 5 (3.40%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 5 (3.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 3 (2.04%) OpenAM
10 2 (1.36%) BladeLogic
10 2 (1.36%) Failover Clustering
10 2 (1.36%) HP Data Protector
11 1 (0.68%) ITRS Geneos
11 1 (0.68%) QRadar
11 1 (0.68%) WSUS
Vendors
1 80 (54.42%) Red Hat
2 46 (31.29%) Veritas
3 45 (30.61%) Oracle
4 34 (23.13%) HP
5 33 (22.45%) Sun
6 29 (19.73%) VMware
7 22 (14.97%) Cisco
8 21 (14.29%) NetApp
9 17 (11.56%) IBM
9 17 (11.56%) Symantec
10 14 (9.52%) EMC
11 7 (4.76%) Splunk
12 6 (4.08%) 3PAR
13 5 (3.40%) F5
14 4 (2.72%) Brocade
14 4 (2.72%) Cyber-Ark
14 4 (2.72%) Dell
14 4 (2.72%) ForgeRock
15 3 (2.04%) MuleSoft
15 3 (2.04%) Remedy
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