Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Unix Administrator was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 19 November 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 Administrator
Central London > City of London
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 228 237 243
Rank change year-on-year +9 +6 +40
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Administrator 12 16 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.17% 0.24% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.25% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 13 27
City of London median daily rate £425 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03% -8.33%
10th Percentile £282 £364 £295
90th Percentile £501 £485 £475
Central London median daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% -1.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
City of London
Contract vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 6642 6353 8750
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.53% 95.51% 95.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 5247 5051 6871
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £273
90th Percentile £675 £663 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 77 125
City of London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.86% -2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.50 £10.20
90th Percentile £29.29 £48.40 £38.05
Central London median hourly rate £18.10 £17.21 £18.00
% change year-on-year +5.19% -4.40% +9.09%

Unix Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Unix Administrator in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Unix Administrator in the City of London

Unix Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unix Administrator in the City of London

Unix Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unix Administrator in the City of London over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unix Administrator in the City of London

Unix Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix Administrator in the City of London

Unix Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, Unix 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 City of London region featuring Unix Administrator in the job title.

1 12 (100.00%) Unix
2 10 (83.33%) Linux
3 7 (58.33%) Solaris
3 7 (58.33%) Red Hat
4 6 (50.00%) Investment Banking
4 6 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (50.00%) Banking
5 4 (33.33%) Bash Shell
5 4 (33.33%) Finance
5 4 (33.33%) VMware
5 4 (33.33%) Shell Script
5 4 (33.33%) Veritas
5 4 (33.33%) Perl
6 3 (25.00%) Windows
6 3 (25.00%) Python
6 3 (25.00%) Clustering
6 3 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (25.00%) JIRA
6 3 (25.00%) Atlassian
6 3 (25.00%) Confluence
6 3 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (25.00%) GitHub
6 3 (25.00%) Bitbucket
6 3 (25.00%) Subversion
6 3 (25.00%) DevOps
6 3 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (16.67%) SaltStack
7 2 (16.67%) Data Centre

Unix Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 3 (25.00%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) SAN
2 1 (8.33%) DHCP
2 1 (8.33%) DNS
2 1 (8.33%) NAS
2 1 (8.33%) SMS
2 1 (8.33%) SMTP
2 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Bitbucket
1 3 (25.00%) JIRA
1 3 (25.00%) Subversion
General
1 6 (50.00%) Banking
1 6 (50.00%) Investment Banking
2 4 (33.33%) Finance
3 2 (16.67%) German Language
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Clustering
2 2 (16.67%) CMDB
2 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
3 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Unix
2 10 (83.33%) Linux
3 7 (58.33%) Solaris
4 6 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (25.00%) Windows
6 1 (8.33%) CentOS
6 1 (8.33%) HPUX
6 1 (8.33%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (25.00%) DevOps
1 3 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
1 3 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (16.67%) Change Management
2 2 (16.67%) ITIL
2 2 (16.67%) Problem Management
2 2 (16.67%) Task Automation
3 1 (8.33%) Data Migration
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (8.33%) Migration
3 1 (8.33%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (8.33%) Performance Management
3 1 (8.33%) Proactive Monitoring
3 1 (8.33%) Security Patching
3 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
3 1 (8.33%) Time Management
3 1 (8.33%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) Bash Shell
1 4 (33.33%) Perl
1 4 (33.33%) Shell Script
2 3 (25.00%) Python
3 1 (8.33%) Korn
3 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
3 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) BC Cleared
1 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (8.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Ansible
1 1 (8.33%) Nagios
1 1 (8.33%) NetBackup
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (8.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Red Hat
2 4 (33.33%) Veritas
2 4 (33.33%) VMware
3 3 (25.00%) Atlassian
4 2 (16.67%) HP
4 2 (16.67%) Oracle
4 2 (16.67%) SaltStack
5 1 (8.33%) CommVault
5 1 (8.33%) EMC
5 1 (8.33%) Hitachi
5 1 (8.33%) IBM
5 1 (8.33%) NetApp
5 1 (8.33%) Sybase
5 1 (8.33%) Symantec