The median contractor rate for a Unix Administrator was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 28 June 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
London / City of London
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 158 158 197
Rank change year-on-year 0 +39  
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Administrator 8 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.25% 0.21% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.22% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 8
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £361 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £419 £497
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £385 £350
% change year-on-year -0.64% +10.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £51.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +218.75%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. 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
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 3113 3230 5440
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.40% 95.93% 94.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 8563 9429 14836
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £365
% change year-on-year +0.25% +9.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 121 327
Median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £19.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.57% -3.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £14.70 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £32.25 £37.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 28 June 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 13 (100.00%) Unix
2 12 (92.31%) Linux
3 7 (53.85%) Solaris
3 7 (53.85%) Red Hat
4 6 (46.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (38.46%) Banking
5 5 (38.46%) Investment Banking
6 4 (30.77%) Finance
6 4 (30.77%) Shell Script
6 4 (30.77%) ITIL
6 4 (30.77%) Oracle
6 4 (30.77%) Python
7 3 (23.08%) Perl
7 3 (23.08%) Windows
7 3 (23.08%) Veritas
7 3 (23.08%) VMware
7 3 (23.08%) Change Management
7 3 (23.08%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (23.08%) Bash Shell
7 3 (23.08%) SaltStack
8 2 (15.38%) Task Automation
8 2 (15.38%) Performance Monitoring
8 2 (15.38%) Data Centre
8 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (15.38%) Puppet
8 2 (15.38%) German Language
8 2 (15.38%) CMDB
8 2 (15.38%) Problem Management
8 2 (15.38%) HP
8 2 (15.38%) SQL

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 1 (7.69%) Confluence
1 1 (7.69%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (7.69%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (7.69%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) SAN
2 1 (7.69%) DHCP
2 1 (7.69%) DNS
2 1 (7.69%) NAS
2 1 (7.69%) SMTP
2 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Bitbucket
1 1 (7.69%) JIRA
1 1 (7.69%) Subversion
General
1 5 (38.46%) Banking
1 5 (38.46%) Investment Banking
2 4 (30.77%) Finance
3 2 (15.38%) German Language
4 1 (7.69%) Financial Institution
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) CMDB
1 2 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.69%) Clustering
2 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) Unix
2 12 (92.31%) Linux
3 7 (53.85%) Solaris
4 6 (46.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (23.08%) Windows
6 1 (7.69%) AIX
6 1 (7.69%) CentOS
6 1 (7.69%) HPUX
6 1 (7.69%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (7.69%) SUSE
6 1 (7.69%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) ITIL
2 3 (23.08%) Change Management
2 3 (23.08%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (15.38%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (15.38%) Problem Management
3 2 (15.38%) Task Automation
4 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (7.69%) Change Control
4 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
4 1 (7.69%) DevOps
4 1 (7.69%) ITIL V3
4 1 (7.69%) Migration
4 1 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Management
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (7.69%) Proactive Monitoring
4 1 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) Security Patching
4 1 (7.69%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) Python
1 4 (30.77%) Shell Script
2 3 (23.08%) Bash Shell
2 3 (23.08%) Perl
3 2 (15.38%) SQL
4 1 (7.69%) Korn
4 1 (7.69%) PL/SQL
4 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
2 1 (7.69%) NFS
2 1 (7.69%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 1 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) Puppet
2 1 (7.69%) Ansible
2 1 (7.69%) Nagios
2 1 (7.69%) NetBackup
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (7.69%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Red Hat
2 4 (30.77%) Oracle
3 3 (23.08%) SaltStack
3 3 (23.08%) Veritas
3 3 (23.08%) VMware
4 2 (15.38%) HP
5 1 (7.69%) Atlassian
5 1 (7.69%) CommVault
5 1 (7.69%) EMC
5 1 (7.69%) Hitachi
5 1 (7.69%) IBM
5 1 (7.69%) NetApp
5 1 (7.69%) Sun
5 1 (7.69%) Sybase
5 1 (7.69%) Symantec