The median contractor rate for a Unix Systems Administrator was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Unix System Administrator (Unix SA)
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 55 -
Rank change year-on-year -1 -  
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Systems Administrator 1 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.16% 0.44% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.46% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Median daily rate £450 £385 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.88% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £415 £363
% change year-on-year -3.61% +14.48%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 601 648 709
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 96.31% 95.15% 93.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 398 407 453
Median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 21 25
Median hourly rate £14.00 £16.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £35.00 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Unix Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham that featured Unix Systems Administrator in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Unix Systems Administrator in Birmingham

Unix Systems Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Unix Systems Administrator in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Unix Systems Administrator in Birmingham

Unix Systems Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix Systems Administrator in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix Systems Administrator in Birmingham

Unix Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 9 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 across the Birmingham region featuring Unix Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) Perl
1 1 (100.00%) Unix
1 1 (100.00%) Solaris
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 1 (100.00%) Change Management
1 1 (100.00%) Programme Management
1 1 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Veritas Volume Manager

Unix Systems Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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:

Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Solaris
1 1 (100.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Change Management
1 1 (100.00%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Perl
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Red Hat