The median contractor rate for a Unix Systems Administrator was £386 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 27 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)
UK / England
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 560 551 564
Rank change year-on-year -9 +13  
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Systems Administrator 41 72 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.095% 0.15% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.15% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 59 51
Median daily rate £386 £425 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.11% +11.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £357
% change year-on-year -6.25% +12.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £16.00
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 England. 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
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 40980 47134 47634
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.76% 95.05% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 26691 31127 30520
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1258 1393 1823
Median hourly rate £18.10 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.42% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Unix Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +19 19 £386 -9.11% 2
London -22 8 £438 +2.94%
North East +74 6 £325 +20.37%
North West +19 6 £420 -6.66% 1
South West +2 1 £435 +16.00%
East Midlands - 1 £375 -
Unix Systems Administrator
UK

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

For the 6 months to 27 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 England region featuring Unix Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 81 (100.00%) Unix
2 69 (85.19%) Linux
3 59 (72.84%) Red Hat
4 51 (62.96%) Solaris
5 43 (53.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 40 (49.38%) Veritas
7 32 (39.51%) Oracle
8 31 (38.27%) Sun
9 29 (35.80%) SAN
10 25 (30.86%) NAS
11 24 (29.63%) Finance
12 23 (28.40%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 22 (27.16%) Perl
14 21 (25.93%) NetBackup
14 21 (25.93%) High Availability
15 20 (24.69%) Veritas File System
16 16 (19.75%) Symantec
16 16 (19.75%) Enterprise Storage
17 15 (18.52%) Change Management
17 15 (18.52%) AIX
17 15 (18.52%) EMC
18 14 (17.28%) VMware
19 13 (16.05%) Service Delivery
19 13 (16.05%) Banking
19 13 (16.05%) Change Control
20 12 (14.81%) Puppet
20 12 (14.81%) Veritas Volume Manager
20 12 (14.81%) Clustering
20 12 (14.81%) HP
20 12 (14.81%) Shell Script

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 8 (9.88%) JBoss
2 7 (8.64%) Apache
2 7 (8.64%) Tomcat
3 6 (7.41%) iPlanet
3 6 (7.41%) Oracle Application Server
3 6 (7.41%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.23%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.23%) Confluence
4 1 (1.23%) MQSeries
4 1 (1.23%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.23%) SAS
4 1 (1.23%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.23%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.23%) Bankmaster
1 1 (1.23%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 1 (1.23%) Oracle Retail
1 1 (1.23%) SAP ERP
1 1 (1.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.23%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.64%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.47%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.23%) GitHub
3 1 (1.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 29 (35.80%) SAN
2 25 (30.86%) NAS
3 8 (9.88%) Firewall
3 8 (9.88%) TCP/IP
4 7 (8.64%) Ethernet
5 6 (7.41%) DNS
6 5 (6.17%) Fibre Channel
7 4 (4.94%) FTP
7 4 (4.94%) iSCSI
7 4 (4.94%) LDAP
7 4 (4.94%) SSH
8 2 (2.47%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (2.47%) Internet
8 2 (2.47%) NX-OS
9 1 (1.23%) FCoE
9 1 (1.23%) Kerberos
9 1 (1.23%) SMTP
9 1 (1.23%) VLAN
9 1 (1.23%) VPN
9 1 (1.23%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.70%) InterSystems Cache
2 2 (2.47%) GIS
2 2 (2.47%) KDB
3 1 (1.23%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (13.58%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (3.70%) JIRA
3 1 (1.23%) Bitbucket
3 1 (1.23%) Subversion
General
1 24 (29.63%) Finance
2 13 (16.05%) Banking
3 11 (13.58%) Legal
4 4 (4.94%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.47%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.47%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.23%) Electronics
6 1 (1.23%) Games
6 1 (1.23%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.23%) Marketing
6 1 (1.23%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.41%) J2EE
2 2 (2.47%) D3.js
2 2 (2.47%) Middleware
3 1 (1.23%) COM
3 1 (1.23%) Flash
3 1 (1.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (19.75%) Enterprise Storage
2 12 (14.81%) Clustering
3 5 (6.17%) Computer Science
4 4 (4.94%) Data Centre
4 4 (4.94%) EMC VNX
5 3 (3.70%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.47%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.23%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (1.23%) Freedom of Information Act
7 1 (1.23%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.23%) Grid Computing
7 1 (1.23%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (1.23%) Online Games
7 1 (1.23%) Replication
7 1 (1.23%) Smart Meter
7 1 (1.23%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 81 (100.00%) Unix
2 69 (85.19%) Linux
3 51 (62.96%) Solaris
4 43 (53.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (18.52%) AIX
6 9 (11.11%) HPUX
7 8 (9.88%) CentOS
7 8 (9.88%) SUSE
8 5 (6.17%) Windows
9 1 (1.23%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (1.23%) Debian
9 1 (1.23%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (1.23%) VMS
9 1 (1.23%) Windows Server
9 1 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (25.93%) High Availability
2 15 (18.52%) Change Management
3 13 (16.05%) Change Control
3 13 (16.05%) Service Delivery
4 11 (13.58%) ITIL
4 11 (13.58%) Problem Management
5 10 (12.35%) Load Balancing
5 10 (12.35%) Migration
6 8 (9.88%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (7.41%) Configuration Management
8 5 (6.17%) Performance Monitoring
9 4 (4.94%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (4.94%) Mathematics
10 3 (3.70%) DevOps
10 3 (3.70%) Programme Management
10 3 (3.70%) Root Cause Analysis
10 3 (3.70%) Service Management
11 2 (2.47%) ITIL V3
11 2 (2.47%) Performance Analysis
11 2 (2.47%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 22 (27.16%) Perl
2 12 (14.81%) Shell Script
3 9 (11.11%) Python
4 8 (9.88%) Korn
5 7 (8.64%) Bash Shell
6 4 (4.94%) AWK
6 4 (4.94%) Bourne shell
7 3 (3.70%) PowerShell
7 3 (3.70%) SQL
8 2 (2.47%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.23%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 8 (9.88%) Security Cleared
2 7 (8.64%) SC Cleared
3 6 (7.41%) RHCSA
4 5 (6.17%) Degree
4 5 (6.17%) RHCE
5 4 (4.94%) OCA
5 4 (4.94%) OCP
5 4 (4.94%) Oracle Certification
6 2 (2.47%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.23%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.70%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 23 (28.40%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 20 (24.69%) Veritas File System
3 12 (14.81%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 6 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (6.17%) NFS
6 4 (4.94%) GlusterFS
6 4 (4.94%) Hyper-V
6 4 (4.94%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (3.70%) Active Directory
7 3 (3.70%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (2.47%) GPFS
8 2 (2.47%) LXC
8 2 (2.47%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (1.23%) Gluster
9 1 (1.23%) KVM
9 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (1.23%) SRDF
9 1 (1.23%) vSphere
9 1 (1.23%) Xen
Systems Management
1 21 (25.93%) NetBackup
2 12 (14.81%) Puppet
3 9 (11.11%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 6 (7.41%) Red Hat Satellite
5 5 (6.17%) Ansible
5 5 (6.17%) Nagios
6 4 (4.94%) Oracle ZFS
6 4 (4.94%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 3 (3.70%) EMC Navisphere
7 3 (3.70%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (3.70%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 3 (3.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (2.47%) ITRS Geneos
8 2 (2.47%) ZABBIX
9 1 (1.23%) Bcfg2
9 1 (1.23%) BladeLogic
9 1 (1.23%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (1.23%) HAProxy
9 1 (1.23%) vRealize
Vendors
1 59 (72.84%) Red Hat
2 40 (49.38%) Veritas
3 32 (39.51%) Oracle
4 31 (38.27%) Sun
5 16 (19.75%) Symantec
6 15 (18.52%) EMC
7 14 (17.28%) VMware
8 12 (14.81%) HP
9 9 (11.11%) Cisco
10 8 (9.88%) Brocade
11 6 (7.41%) F5
11 6 (7.41%) NetApp
12 4 (4.94%) IBM
12 4 (4.94%) StorageTek
13 3 (3.70%) Splunk
14 2 (2.47%) Google
14 2 (2.47%) PlateSpin
14 2 (2.47%) SAP
14 2 (2.47%) SevOne
14 2 (2.47%) Sybase
Redhill, Surrey
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