The median contractor rate for a Unix Systems Administrator was £488 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 26 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 System Administrator (Unix SA)
London / City of London
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 167 159 199
Rank change year-on-year -8 +40  
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Systems Administrator 2 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.060% 0.18% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.063% 0.19% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 7
Median daily rate £488 £394 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.80% +21.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £364 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £400 £487
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £357
% change year-on-year -6.25% +12.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £16.00

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 3166 3182 5507
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.42% 95.70% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 2430 2585 4243
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 £325 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 37 97
Median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £19.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.60% -3.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.54 £12.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £31.50 £37.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Unix Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Unix Systems Administrator in the City of London

Unix Systems 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 Systems Administrator in the City of London.

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

Unix Systems 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 Systems Administrator in the City of London.

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

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 City of London region featuring Unix Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 7 (100.00%) Unix
2 6 (85.71%) Linux
2 6 (85.71%) Red Hat
3 5 (71.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (42.86%) Puppet
4 3 (42.86%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (42.86%) Veritas
4 3 (42.86%) Ansible
5 2 (28.57%) Solaris
5 2 (28.57%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (28.57%) Bash Shell
5 2 (28.57%) Migration
5 2 (28.57%) VMware
5 2 (28.57%) Shell Script
5 2 (28.57%) Perl
5 2 (28.57%) HP
5 2 (28.57%) SAN
6 1 (14.29%) CommVault
6 1 (14.29%) Hitachi
6 1 (14.29%) NetApp
6 1 (14.29%) EMC
6 1 (14.29%) Windows
6 1 (14.29%) HPUX
6 1 (14.29%) Oracle
6 1 (14.29%) Sybase
6 1 (14.29%) ITIL
6 1 (14.29%) Python
6 1 (14.29%) SMTP
6 1 (14.29%) DHCP
6 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP

Unix Systems 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 (14.29%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (14.29%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) SAN
2 1 (14.29%) DHCP
2 1 (14.29%) DNS
2 1 (14.29%) NAS
2 1 (14.29%) SMTP
2 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Bitbucket
1 1 (14.29%) JIRA
1 1 (14.29%) Subversion
General
1 1 (14.29%) Banking
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Financial Institution
1 1 (14.29%) Investment Banking
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Clustering
1 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Storage
1 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Unix
2 6 (85.71%) Linux
3 5 (71.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (28.57%) Solaris
5 1 (14.29%) CentOS
5 1 (14.29%) HPUX
5 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Migration
1 2 (28.57%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (14.29%) Change Control
2 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
2 1 (14.29%) DevOps
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL V3
2 1 (14.29%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (14.29%) Proactive Monitoring
2 1 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) Bash Shell
1 2 (28.57%) Perl
1 2 (28.57%) Shell Script
2 1 (14.29%) Korn
2 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 1 (14.29%) Python
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
1 1 (14.29%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 1 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) Ansible
1 3 (42.86%) Puppet
2 1 (14.29%) Nagios
2 1 (14.29%) NetBackup
2 1 (14.29%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Red Hat
2 3 (42.86%) Veritas
3 2 (28.57%) HP
3 2 (28.57%) VMware
4 1 (14.29%) Atlassian
4 1 (14.29%) CommVault
4 1 (14.29%) EMC
4 1 (14.29%) Hitachi
4 1 (14.29%) NetApp
4 1 (14.29%) Oracle
4 1 (14.29%) Sun
4 1 (14.29%) Sybase
4 1 (14.29%) Symantec