The median contractor rate for a Unix Administrator was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unix Administrator
London / City of London
Rank 148 152 187
Rank change year-on-year +4 +35  
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Administrator 5 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.16% 0.18% 0.040%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.19% 0.041%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 2
Median daily rate £500 £430 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.27% +4.24%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £375 £403
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £498 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £50.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year - +6.31%  

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 2888 3140 4850
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.25% 95.32% 96.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2244 2502 3650
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 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 47 76
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.97% +6.92%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.38 £46.10 £27.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Unix Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured Unix Administrator in the job title.

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 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 11 (91.67%) Linux
3 10 (83.33%) Red Hat
4 7 (58.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (50.00%) Veritas
6 5 (41.67%) Finance
6 5 (41.67%) Bash Shell
7 4 (33.33%) Puppet
7 4 (33.33%) SUSE
7 4 (33.33%) Solaris
7 4 (33.33%) Perl
8 3 (25.00%) Oracle
8 3 (25.00%) HP
8 3 (25.00%) Nagios
8 3 (25.00%) Configuration Management
8 3 (25.00%) Banking
8 3 (25.00%) NetBackup
9 2 (16.67%) Line Management
9 2 (16.67%) Red Hat Satellite
9 2 (16.67%) Fintech
9 2 (16.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 2 (16.67%) Change Control
9 2 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
9 2 (16.67%) Subversion
9 2 (16.67%) Clustering
9 2 (16.67%) Investment Banking
9 2 (16.67%) JIRA
9 2 (16.67%) Remedy
9 2 (16.67%) IBM
9 2 (16.67%) Sun

Unix Administrator Skill Set
Top Related 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 (8.33%) Apache
1 1 (8.33%) JBoss
1 1 (8.33%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (8.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) SAN
2 1 (8.33%) DHCP
2 1 (8.33%) DNS
2 1 (8.33%) Firewall
2 1 (8.33%) Kerberos
2 1 (8.33%) LDAP
2 1 (8.33%) NAS
2 1 (8.33%) SMTP
2 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) JIRA
1 2 (16.67%) Subversion
General
1 5 (41.67%) Finance
2 3 (25.00%) Banking
3 2 (16.67%) Investment Banking
4 1 (8.33%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Clustering
1 2 (16.67%) Fintech
2 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (8.33%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Unix
2 11 (91.67%) Linux
3 7 (58.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (33.33%) Solaris
4 4 (33.33%) SUSE
5 2 (16.67%) Windows
6 1 (8.33%) CentOS
6 1 (8.33%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (16.67%) Change Control
2 2 (16.67%) ITIL
2 2 (16.67%) Line Management
2 2 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (8.33%) Electronic Trading
3 1 (8.33%) Identity Access Management
3 1 (8.33%) ITIL V3
3 1 (8.33%) Migration
3 1 (8.33%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (8.33%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (8.33%) Security Patching
3 1 (8.33%) Server Building
3 1 (8.33%) Service Management
3 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) Bash Shell
2 4 (33.33%) Perl
3 2 (16.67%) Python
3 2 (16.67%) Shell Script
4 1 (8.33%) Java
4 1 (8.33%) Korn
4 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
4 1 (8.33%) SQL
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (8.33%) NFS
2 1 (8.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) Puppet
2 3 (25.00%) Nagios
2 3 (25.00%) NetBackup
3 2 (16.67%) Control-M
3 2 (16.67%) OpenView
3 2 (16.67%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (8.33%) Ansible
4 1 (8.33%) OpenAM
4 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 10 (83.33%) Red Hat
2 6 (50.00%) Veritas
3 3 (25.00%) HP
3 3 (25.00%) Oracle
4 2 (16.67%) IBM
4 2 (16.67%) NetApp
4 2 (16.67%) Remedy
4 2 (16.67%) Sun
5 1 (8.33%) Bloomberg
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco
5 1 (8.33%) CommVault
5 1 (8.33%) EMC
5 1 (8.33%) ForgeRock
5 1 (8.33%) Juniper
5 1 (8.33%) Reuters
5 1 (8.33%) SaltStack
5 1 (8.33%) VMware