Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Unix Systems Administrator was £420 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 17 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 System Administrator (Unix SA)
UK > England
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 748 728 737
Rank change year-on-year -20 +9 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Systems Administrator 98 136 137
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.10% 0.14% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.15% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 98 99
England median daily rate £420 £414 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.51% +3.44% +5.26%
10th Percentile £308 £319 £275
90th Percentile £550 £625 £500
UK median daily rate £413 £420 £400
% change year-on-year -1.79% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
England median hourly rate £36.13 - -
UK median hourly rate £36.13 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 89579 93247 99778
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.76% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 59679 61380 64531
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2656 3007 3839
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.38 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.77% +2.20% +8.97%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £46.75 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

Unix Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Unix Systems Administrator in England

Unix Systems Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unix Systems Administrator in England

Unix Systems Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unix Systems Administrator in England over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unix Systems Administrator in England

Unix Systems Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix Systems Administrator in England

Unix Systems Administrator
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix Systems Administrator within the England region over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -53 32 £450 -
South East +19 27 £400 -8.57% 1
North of England +56 16 £385 +10.95% 2
South West +6 16 £525 +50.00%
North West +24 9 £420 -1.18%
Midlands +33 6 £331 -22.06%
Yorkshire +32 5 £350 -9.74% 2
West Midlands +25 3 £375 -11.76%
East Midlands - 3 £288 -
North East +59 2 £313 +0.32%
East of England -27 1 £370 +2.07% 3
Unix Systems Administrator
UK

Unix Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 England region featuring Unix Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 98 (100.00%) Unix
2 82 (83.67%) Linux
3 59 (60.20%) Red Hat
4 53 (54.08%) Solaris
5 45 (45.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 32 (32.65%) Oracle
7 29 (29.59%) Veritas
8 28 (28.57%) Perl
8 28 (28.57%) AIX
9 26 (26.53%) Finance
10 24 (24.49%) Banking
11 21 (21.43%) Shell Script
11 21 (21.43%) SAN
12 20 (20.41%) Puppet
13 18 (18.37%) HP
13 18 (18.37%) Sun
14 17 (17.35%) NFS
14 17 (17.35%) Clustering
15 16 (16.33%) VMware
15 16 (16.33%) JBoss
16 15 (15.31%) Windows
16 15 (15.31%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 15 (15.31%) Bash Shell
16 15 (15.31%) Korn
17 14 (14.29%) NAS
17 14 (14.29%) EMC
17 14 (14.29%) NetBackup
18 13 (13.27%) SUSE
18 13 (13.27%) IBM
18 13 (13.27%) HPUX

Unix Systems Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 16 (16.33%) JBoss
2 11 (11.22%) Tomcat
3 10 (10.20%) Apache
4 7 (7.14%) WebLogic
5 4 (4.08%) iPlanet
5 4 (4.08%) Oracle Application Server
6 3 (3.06%) Confluence
6 3 (3.06%) SAS
7 2 (2.04%) WebSphere
8 1 (1.02%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (1.02%) MQSeries
8 1 (1.02%) OpenStack
8 1 (1.02%) SharePoint
8 1 (1.02%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 3 (3.06%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.04%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.04%) Temenos T24
2 1 (1.02%) Bankmaster
2 1 (1.02%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (1.02%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.06%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (3.06%) GitHub
1 3 (3.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.02%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (21.43%) SAN
2 14 (14.29%) NAS
3 11 (11.22%) Fibre Channel
4 9 (9.18%) DNS
4 9 (9.18%) TCP/IP
5 8 (8.16%) Firewall
6 7 (7.14%) SSH
7 5 (5.10%) LDAP
7 5 (5.10%) SMS
8 3 (3.06%) FTP
9 2 (2.04%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (2.04%) DHCP
9 2 (2.04%) Ethernet
9 2 (2.04%) HTTP
9 2 (2.04%) Internet
9 2 (2.04%) Kerberos
9 2 (2.04%) NX-OS
9 2 (2.04%) SMTP
10 1 (1.02%) iSCSI
10 1 (1.02%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.16%) Relational Database
2 6 (6.12%) Oracle Exadata
3 2 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.04%) RDBMS
3 2 (2.04%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.02%) GIS
4 1 (1.02%) MySQL
4 1 (1.02%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (5.10%) JIRA
2 3 (3.06%) Bitbucket
2 3 (3.06%) Subversion
3 2 (2.04%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.04%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.02%) Oracle APEX
General
1 26 (26.53%) Finance
2 24 (24.49%) Banking
3 13 (13.27%) Investment Banking
4 7 (7.14%) Financial Institution
5 3 (3.06%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.04%) Games
7 1 (1.02%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.16%) Middleware
2 4 (4.08%) J2EE
3 2 (2.04%) IBM Integration Bus
3 2 (2.04%) JSON
4 1 (1.02%) LAMP
4 1 (1.02%) LAPP Stack
4 1 (1.02%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (1.02%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (17.35%) Clustering
2 10 (10.20%) Data Centre
3 9 (9.18%) Computer Science
4 8 (8.16%) Management Information System
5 7 (7.14%) Enterprise Storage
6 6 (6.12%) Freedom of Information
6 6 (6.12%) Freedom of Information Act
7 3 (3.06%) Grid Computing
8 2 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (2.04%) Online Games
8 2 (2.04%) Public Cloud
9 1 (1.02%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (1.02%) EMC VMAX
9 1 (1.02%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (1.02%) HACMP
9 1 (1.02%) NHS
9 1 (1.02%) Oracle Exalogic
Operating Systems
1 98 (100.00%) Unix
2 82 (83.67%) Linux
3 53 (54.08%) Solaris
4 45 (45.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 28 (28.57%) AIX
6 15 (15.31%) Windows
7 13 (13.27%) HPUX
7 13 (13.27%) SUSE
8 7 (7.14%) CentOS
9 4 (4.08%) Ubuntu
9 4 (4.08%) Windows Server
10 1 (1.02%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (1.02%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.02%) Scientific Linux
10 1 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (1.02%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (13.27%) ITIL
2 12 (12.24%) Disaster Recovery
3 10 (10.20%) DevOps
3 10 (10.20%) Performance Monitoring
3 10 (10.20%) Problem Management
4 9 (9.18%) Change Management
4 9 (9.18%) Load Balancing
4 9 (9.18%) Project Management
4 9 (9.18%) Service Management
5 8 (8.16%) High Availability
5 8 (8.16%) Performance Tuning
6 7 (7.14%) Asset Management
6 7 (7.14%) Configuration Management
6 7 (7.14%) Risk Management
7 6 (6.12%) Customer Requirements
7 6 (6.12%) Data Protection
8 5 (5.10%) Investment Management
8 5 (5.10%) Proactive Management
8 5 (5.10%) Task Automation
9 4 (4.08%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 28 (28.57%) Perl
2 21 (21.43%) Shell Script
3 15 (15.31%) Bash Shell
3 15 (15.31%) Korn
4 8 (8.16%) Python
5 7 (7.14%) SQL
6 4 (4.08%) AWK
6 4 (4.08%) Bourne shell
7 3 (3.06%) Java
7 3 (3.06%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.04%) Ruby
9 1 (1.02%) C
9 1 (1.02%) C++
9 1 (1.02%) C-shell
9 1 (1.02%) Fortran
9 1 (1.02%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (11.22%) Security Cleared
2 9 (9.18%) Degree
3 6 (6.12%) RHCE
3 6 (6.12%) SC Cleared
4 5 (5.10%) RHCSA
5 4 (4.08%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (4.08%) OCA
5 4 (4.08%) OCP
5 4 (4.08%) Oracle Certification
6 3 (3.06%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (1.02%) BC Cleared
7 1 (1.02%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.02%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.02%) AS 2805
1 1 (1.02%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.02%) ISO 8583
1 1 (1.02%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.02%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (17.35%) NFS
2 15 (15.31%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 12 (12.24%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 9 (9.18%) Veritas File System
5 8 (8.16%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (7.14%) Samba
7 6 (6.12%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (6.12%) Xen
8 5 (5.10%) SRDF
9 4 (4.08%) Active Directory
9 4 (4.08%) GlusterFS
10 3 (3.06%) GPFS
10 3 (3.06%) Hyper-V
10 3 (3.06%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (2.04%) iptables
11 2 (2.04%) LXC
11 2 (2.04%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (1.02%) ProxySG
12 1 (1.02%) Sendmail
12 1 (1.02%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 20 (20.41%) Puppet
2 14 (14.29%) NetBackup
3 10 (10.20%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (9.18%) Ansible
5 8 (8.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 7 (7.14%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 5 (5.10%) Nagios
8 4 (4.08%) Oracle ZFS
8 4 (4.08%) Red Hat Satellite
8 4 (4.08%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 4 (4.08%) Tivoli
9 3 (3.06%) SnapMirror
9 3 (3.06%) SnapVault
10 2 (2.04%) BladeLogic
10 2 (2.04%) OpenView
10 2 (2.04%) ZABBIX
11 1 (1.02%) Backup Exec
11 1 (1.02%) EMC NetWorker
11 1 (1.02%) Ganglia
11 1 (1.02%) NetApp OnCommand
Vendors
1 59 (60.20%) Red Hat
2 32 (32.65%) Oracle
3 29 (29.59%) Veritas
4 18 (18.37%) HP
4 18 (18.37%) Sun
5 16 (16.33%) VMware
6 14 (14.29%) EMC
7 13 (13.27%) IBM
8 10 (10.20%) Brocade
9 8 (8.16%) Cisco
10 7 (7.14%) NetApp
11 5 (5.10%) F5
11 5 (5.10%) Microsoft
11 5 (5.10%) Splunk
11 5 (5.10%) Symantec
12 4 (4.08%) StorageTek
13 3 (3.06%) Atlassian
13 3 (3.06%) Sybase
14 2 (2.04%) CyberArk
14 2 (2.04%) Hitachi