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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unix System Administrator (Unix SA)
UK
Rank 527 551 564
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Systems Administrator 67 78 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.15% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.16% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 56 35
Median daily rate £450 £420 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +15.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £398 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.88% +13.57%
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
42966 49399 48939
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.99% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28025 31812 30247
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1562 1656 1895
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £40.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

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 22 February 2017.

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 25 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 22 February 2017. 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 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 +45 62 £450 +5.88% 4
London +29 39 £463 -2.63% 1
South East +25 12 £400 -5.88% 2
Surrey +19 9 £438 +2.94% 1
North West +23 7 £415 - 1
City of London 0 7 £550 +29.41%
Epsom - 7 - - 1
Scotland +20 4 £350 -10.54%
Manchester +10 3 - -
Edinburgh +8 3 - -
South West +5 3 £525 +35.48%
Merseyside - 3 £410 - 1
Liverpool - 3 £410 - 1
Devon - 2 £555 -
Plymouth - 2 £555 -
Cheshire +28 1 £420 -
Berkshire +21 1 - -
Kent +6 1 £315 -30.00%
Glasgow +3 1 £350 +7.69%
Bristol +2 1 £400 +6.66%
West Midlands 0 1 £450 +16.88%
Birmingham -1 1 £450 +16.88%
Crawley - 1 £400 -
West Sussex - 1 £400 -
Docklands, London - 1 £375 -

Unix Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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.

1 135 (100.00%) Unix
2 113 (83.70%) Linux
3 93 (68.89%) Red Hat
4 73 (54.07%) Solaris
5 64 (47.41%) Finance
6 59 (43.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 57 (42.22%) Veritas
8 42 (31.11%) Sun
9 39 (28.89%) Oracle
10 35 (25.93%) Puppet
11 33 (24.44%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 31 (22.96%) SAN
13 29 (21.48%) HP
13 29 (21.48%) Banking
14 28 (20.74%) Change Control
15 27 (20.00%) Perl
16 26 (19.26%) VMware
17 25 (18.52%) Bash Shell
18 23 (17.04%) NetBackup
18 23 (17.04%) LDAP
19 21 (15.56%) TCP/IP
19 21 (15.56%) Change Management
19 21 (15.56%) Amazon AWS
19 21 (15.56%) High Availability
20 20 (14.81%) Veritas Volume Manager
20 20 (14.81%) Veritas File System
20 20 (14.81%) Symantec
21 19 (14.07%) NFS
21 19 (14.07%) Enterprise Storage
22 18 (13.33%) Ansible

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 (8.89%) Apache
2 10 (7.41%) Tomcat
3 8 (5.93%) JBoss
4 6 (4.44%) WebLogic
5 5 (3.70%) iPlanet
5 5 (3.70%) Oracle Application Server
6 3 (2.22%) Cloud Foundry
6 3 (2.22%) Confluence
6 3 (2.22%) nginx
7 1 (0.74%) IIS
7 1 (0.74%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.74%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.74%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.74%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.74%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.74%) Oracle Retail
1 1 (0.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.74%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 21 (15.56%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (5.93%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (2.22%) GitHub
4 2 (1.48%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.74%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 31 (22.96%) SAN
2 23 (17.04%) LDAP
3 21 (15.56%) TCP/IP
4 18 (13.33%) NAS
5 17 (12.59%) DNS
6 10 (7.41%) Firewall
7 9 (6.67%) Kerberos
8 6 (4.44%) SSH
9 5 (3.70%) FTP
10 4 (2.96%) DHCP
10 4 (2.96%) Internet
11 3 (2.22%) Cisco Nexus
11 3 (2.22%) iSCSI
12 2 (1.48%) Ethernet
13 1 (0.74%) LAN
13 1 (0.74%) Network Security
13 1 (0.74%) OpenLDAP
13 1 (0.74%) SSL
13 1 (0.74%) VPN
13 1 (0.74%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.44%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (2.22%) GIS
2 3 (2.22%) Oracle Database
2 3 (2.22%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.48%) InterSystems Cache
4 1 (0.74%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.74%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 14 (10.37%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (5.93%) JIRA
3 4 (2.96%) Jenkins
4 3 (2.22%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (1.48%) Subversion
General
1 64 (47.41%) Finance
2 29 (21.48%) Banking
3 13 (9.63%) Legal
4 12 (8.89%) Financial Institution
5 7 (5.19%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.74%) Electronics
6 1 (0.74%) Front Office
6 1 (0.74%) Games
6 1 (0.74%) Japanese Language
6 1 (0.74%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.74%) Marketing
6 1 (0.74%) Retail
6 1 (0.74%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.19%) Middleware
2 5 (3.70%) J2EE
3 4 (2.96%) SAML
4 2 (1.48%) LAMP
5 1 (0.74%) Django
5 1 (0.74%) Kafka
5 1 (0.74%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 19 (14.07%) Enterprise Storage
2 12 (8.89%) Clustering
3 7 (5.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 5 (3.70%) Data Centre
5 4 (2.96%) Algorithms
5 4 (2.96%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.22%) EMC VNX
6 3 (2.22%) Fintech
6 3 (2.22%) RSA SecurID
7 2 (1.48%) CLARiiON
7 2 (1.48%) Freedom of Information
7 2 (1.48%) Freedom of Information Act
7 2 (1.48%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.74%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.74%) NHS
8 1 (0.74%) Online Games
8 1 (0.74%) Replication
8 1 (0.74%) RIA
8 1 (0.74%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 135 (100.00%) Unix
2 113 (83.70%) Linux
3 73 (54.07%) Solaris
4 59 (43.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (13.33%) SUSE
6 15 (11.11%) AIX
7 7 (5.19%) Windows
8 6 (4.44%) HPUX
9 4 (2.96%) CentOS
9 4 (2.96%) Oracle Linux
9 4 (2.96%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 2 (1.48%) Ubuntu
10 2 (1.48%) Windows Server
10 2 (1.48%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (1.48%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.74%) VMS
11 1 (0.74%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.74%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.74%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (20.74%) Change Control
2 21 (15.56%) Change Management
2 21 (15.56%) High Availability
3 16 (11.85%) Configuration Management
4 14 (10.37%) ITIL
4 14 (10.37%) Problem Management
4 14 (10.37%) Service Delivery
5 13 (9.63%) Migration
6 12 (8.89%) Low Latency
7 11 (8.15%) Kernel Tuning
8 9 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
8 9 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
9 8 (5.93%) ITIL V3
9 8 (5.93%) Load Balancing
9 8 (5.93%) Root Cause Analysis
10 6 (4.44%) Algorithmic Trading
10 6 (4.44%) Service Management
11 5 (3.70%) Performance Tuning
11 5 (3.70%) Project Management
11 5 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (20.00%) Perl
2 25 (18.52%) Bash Shell
3 16 (11.85%) Shell Script
4 11 (8.15%) Python
5 6 (4.44%) Korn
6 5 (3.70%) Java
7 3 (2.22%) Bourne shell
7 3 (2.22%) C-shell
7 3 (2.22%) SQL
7 3 (2.22%) SystemTap
8 1 (0.74%) C++
8 1 (0.74%) PHP
8 1 (0.74%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.74%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.74%) R
Qualifications
1 5 (3.70%) BPSS Clearance
1 5 (3.70%) RHCSA
1 5 (3.70%) SC Cleared
1 5 (3.70%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.48%) RHCE
2 2 (1.48%) RHCT
3 1 (0.74%) CCNA
3 1 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.74%) Degree
3 1 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (0.74%) MCSA
3 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.22%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.74%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (24.44%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 20 (14.81%) Veritas File System
2 20 (14.81%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 19 (14.07%) NFS
4 11 (8.15%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (5.19%) Active Directory
6 5 (3.70%) Samba
6 5 (3.70%) vSphere
7 4 (2.96%) KVM
7 4 (2.96%) SRDF
8 3 (2.22%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (1.48%) FreeRADIUS
9 2 (1.48%) Hyper-V
9 2 (1.48%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.74%) Gluster
10 1 (0.74%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.74%) PowerHA
10 1 (0.74%) RACF
10 1 (0.74%) vCloud
10 1 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 35 (25.93%) Puppet
2 23 (17.04%) NetBackup
3 18 (13.33%) Ansible
4 11 (8.15%) Red Hat Satellite
5 8 (5.93%) Nagios
6 6 (4.44%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (3.70%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 4 (2.96%) OpenView
9 3 (2.22%) OpenAM
9 3 (2.22%) Oracle RMAN
9 3 (2.22%) Oracle ZFS
9 3 (2.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 3 (2.22%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 2 (1.48%) BladeLogic
10 2 (1.48%) BMC PATROL
10 2 (1.48%) Control-M
10 2 (1.48%) EMC Navisphere
10 2 (1.48%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (1.48%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 1 (0.74%) WSUS
Vendors
1 93 (68.89%) Red Hat
2 57 (42.22%) Veritas
3 42 (31.11%) Sun
4 39 (28.89%) Oracle
5 29 (21.48%) HP
6 26 (19.26%) VMware
7 20 (14.81%) Symantec
8 18 (13.33%) EMC
9 16 (11.85%) Cisco
9 16 (11.85%) NetApp
10 15 (11.11%) IBM
11 8 (5.93%) Splunk
12 5 (3.70%) 3PAR
12 5 (3.70%) F5
13 4 (2.96%) Brocade
13 4 (2.96%) CyberArk
13 4 (2.96%) ForgeRock
14 3 (2.22%) MuleSoft
15 2 (1.48%) BMC
15 2 (1.48%) CommVault
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