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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix System Administrator (Unix SA)
Rank 588 596 564
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -32
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Systems Administrator 72 78 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.14% 0.096%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.14% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 55 29
Median daily rate £400 £365 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% -5.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
+8.62% -3.33%
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
51171 54063 51068
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.76% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 33246 34265 30949
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £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 1562 2016 2062
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.58 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

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 27 July 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 27 July 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 -20 61 £400 +7.74% 6
London -2 30 £425 +16.04% 5
Scotland +5 10 £425 +30.76% 1
South West +5 9 £350 +21.73%
City of London +49 7 £394 +6.06% 3
North West -1 7 £444 +29.56%
Bristol - 6 £363 -
East of England +15 5 £375 +1.01%
South East -3 5 £438 -12.50% 1
Renfrewshire - 5 £308 -
Erskine - 5 £308 -
Manchester -4 4 £444 -
Edinburgh -8 4 £425 +21.42% 1
Hertfordshire +18 3 £375 +15.38%
Surrey +2 3 £450 -
Tyne and Wear - 3 £270 -
North East - 3 £270 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £270 -
Cheshire - 3 £388 -
Cambridge +11 2 £335 -11.84%
Cambridgeshire +11 2 £335 -11.84%
Swindon -2 2 £340 +18.26%
Wiltshire -12 2 £340 +18.26%
Camberley - 2 £438 -
Stevenage - 2 £375 -
Yorkshire -3 1 - -
Hampshire -4 1 £400 -20.00%
Warwickshire - 1 £425 -
North Yorkshire - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 £388 -

Unix Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 July 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.

1 193 (100.00%) Unix
2 141 (73.06%) Linux
3 121 (62.69%) Solaris
4 98 (50.78%) Red Hat
5 90 (46.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 80 (41.45%) Finance
7 75 (38.86%) Veritas
8 66 (34.20%) SAN
8 66 (34.20%) Banking
9 53 (27.46%) Oracle
10 47 (24.35%) AIX
11 42 (21.76%) Shell Script
12 38 (19.69%) NAS
13 37 (19.17%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 37 (19.17%) Migration
14 35 (18.13%) Perl
15 34 (17.62%) ITIL
15 34 (17.62%) EMC
16 33 (17.10%) HP
16 33 (17.10%) Puppet
17 32 (16.58%) NetApp
17 32 (16.58%) NetBackup
18 31 (16.06%) Sun
19 29 (15.03%) Data Centre
20 28 (14.51%) Clustering
21 22 (11.40%) High Availability
21 22 (11.40%) Symantec
22 21 (10.88%) IBM
22 21 (10.88%) Python
22 21 (10.88%) Veritas Cluster Server

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 (4.15%) TPMS
1 8 (4.15%) WebSphere
2 5 (2.59%) Apache
3 3 (1.55%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.04%) JBoss
4 2 (1.04%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.04%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (1.04%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.04%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.52%) FileNet
5 1 (0.52%) GlassFish
5 1 (0.52%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (0.52%) Liferay
5 1 (0.52%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.52%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 1 (0.52%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.07%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.04%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 66 (34.20%) SAN
2 38 (19.69%) NAS
3 19 (9.84%) TCP/IP
4 16 (8.29%) Firewall
5 15 (7.77%) DNS
6 13 (6.74%) LDAP
7 7 (3.63%) DHCP
8 6 (3.11%) LAN
8 6 (3.11%) SSH
8 6 (3.11%) SSL
8 6 (3.11%) WAN
9 4 (2.07%) VPN
10 3 (1.55%) HTTP
10 3 (1.55%) Network Security
11 2 (1.04%) BIG-IP
11 2 (1.04%) FTP
11 2 (1.04%) Internet
11 2 (1.04%) SMTP
11 2 (1.04%) SNMP
12 1 (0.52%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.11%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.04%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.52%) MySQL
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (2.59%) Jenkins
2 4 (2.07%) Git (software)
2 4 (2.07%) JIRA
2 4 (2.07%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (1.04%) SonarQube
4 1 (0.52%) Hudson
4 1 (0.52%) Introscope
General
1 80 (41.45%) Finance
2 66 (34.20%) Banking
3 14 (7.25%) Investment Banking
4 8 (4.15%) International Banking
4 8 (4.15%) Law
5 2 (1.04%) Retail
6 1 (0.52%) Advertising
6 1 (0.52%) German Language
6 1 (0.52%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.15%) Middleware
2 2 (1.04%) AngularJS
2 2 (1.04%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (1.04%) SAML
2 2 (1.04%) Web Services
2 2 (1.04%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (0.52%) CSS
3 1 (0.52%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (0.52%) LAMP
3 1 (0.52%) SOAP
3 1 (0.52%) Symfony
3 1 (0.52%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 29 (15.03%) Data Centre
2 28 (14.51%) Clustering
3 10 (5.18%) Replication
4 9 (4.66%) EMC VMAX
5 7 (3.63%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (3.11%) Management Information System
7 5 (2.59%) CMDB
7 5 (2.59%) HACMP
8 4 (2.07%) Freedom of Information
8 4 (2.07%) Freedom of Information Act
9 3 (1.55%) Client/Server
10 2 (1.04%) NHS
11 1 (0.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 1 (0.52%) LPAR
11 1 (0.52%) Spread Betting
11 1 (0.52%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 193 (100.00%) Unix
2 141 (73.06%) Linux
3 121 (62.69%) Solaris
4 90 (46.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 47 (24.35%) AIX
6 19 (9.84%) Windows
7 11 (5.70%) HPUX
8 6 (3.11%) SUSE
9 5 (2.59%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 4 (2.07%) Oracle Linux
11 3 (1.55%) CentOS
11 3 (1.55%) Windows Server
12 1 (0.52%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.52%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (19.17%) Migration
2 34 (17.62%) ITIL
3 22 (11.40%) High Availability
4 19 (9.84%) Disaster Recovery
5 15 (7.77%) DevOps
6 14 (7.25%) Change Management
6 14 (7.25%) Configuration Management
6 14 (7.25%) Incident Management
6 14 (7.25%) Low Latency
7 12 (6.22%) Project Management
8 10 (5.18%) Service Management
9 9 (4.66%) Data Migration
10 8 (4.15%) Open Source
10 8 (4.15%) Risk Management
11 7 (3.63%) Load Balancing
11 7 (3.63%) Performance Monitoring
11 7 (3.63%) Server Patching
12 6 (3.11%) Performance Analysis
12 6 (3.11%) Problem Management
12 6 (3.11%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 42 (21.76%) Shell Script
2 35 (18.13%) Perl
3 21 (10.88%) Python
4 9 (4.66%) PHP
5 8 (4.15%) Bourne shell
6 7 (3.63%) C
6 7 (3.63%) SQL
6 7 (3.63%) SystemTap
7 5 (2.59%) Bash Shell
7 5 (2.59%) Java
8 4 (2.07%) JavaScript
8 4 (2.07%) PL/SQL
9 3 (1.55%) AWK
9 3 (1.55%) Korn
9 3 (1.55%) Ruby
9 3 (1.55%) sed
10 2 (1.04%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.52%) C#
11 1 (0.52%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (5.70%) Security Cleared
2 8 (4.15%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.04%) DV Cleared
3 2 (1.04%) IBM AIX Certification
4 1 (0.52%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.63%) SLA
2 4 (2.07%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 37 (19.17%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 21 (10.88%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 14 (7.25%) KVM
4 13 (6.74%) RHEV
5 11 (5.70%) NFS
6 10 (5.18%) Firmware
6 10 (5.18%) Veritas File System
6 10 (5.18%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (4.15%) vSphere
8 7 (3.63%) VMware Infrastructure
9 6 (3.11%) Sendmail
10 5 (2.59%) Active Directory
10 5 (2.59%) iptables
11 4 (2.07%) Oracle Clusterware
11 4 (2.07%) Postfix
12 3 (1.55%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (1.04%) GPFS
13 2 (1.04%) Oracle RAC
14 1 (0.52%) qmail
14 1 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 33 (17.10%) Puppet
2 32 (16.58%) NetBackup
3 14 (7.25%) Oracle RMAN
4 12 (6.22%) Oracle ZFS
5 11 (5.70%) Ansible
6 8 (4.15%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (4.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 7 (3.63%) BladeLogic
7 7 (3.63%) Control-M
7 7 (3.63%) ITRS Geneos
7 7 (3.63%) Legato
8 5 (2.59%) OSSEC
9 4 (2.07%) Cobbler
9 4 (2.07%) Nagios
9 4 (2.07%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 3 (1.55%) BMC PATROL
10 3 (1.55%) HP Data Protector
11 2 (1.04%) Tivoli
12 1 (0.52%) CA Wily
12 1 (0.52%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 98 (50.78%) Red Hat
2 75 (38.86%) Veritas
3 53 (27.46%) Oracle
4 34 (17.62%) EMC
5 33 (17.10%) HP
6 32 (16.58%) NetApp
7 31 (16.06%) Sun
8 22 (11.40%) Symantec
9 21 (10.88%) IBM
10 16 (8.29%) VMware
11 15 (7.77%) Dell
12 9 (4.66%) Emulex
13 8 (4.15%) Splunk
14 7 (3.63%) BMC
14 7 (3.63%) ServiceNow
15 5 (2.59%) SolarWinds
16 4 (2.07%) 3PAR
16 4 (2.07%) Brocade
16 4 (2.07%) LogRhythm
16 4 (2.07%) TippingPoint
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