The median contractor rate for a Unix Systems Administrator was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in England 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 System Administrator (Unix SA)
UK / England
Rank 544 532 572
Rank change year-on-year -12 +40  
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Systems Administrator 39 85 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.093% 0.17% 0.065%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.098% 0.18% 0.068%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 65 19
Median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £366 £369 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £504
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £420 £344
% change year-on-year - +22.18%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 39640 46520 45346
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.83% 95.21% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 25778 30491 27853
Median daily rate £431 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.29% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1372 1455 1828
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.06% +3.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.32 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

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 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 24 March 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 17 £400 -5.88% 2
London -5 11 £505 +18.82% 1
North West +33 7 £415 -
South West -6 3 £525 +35.48% 1
West Midlands +4 1 £450 +20.00%
Unix Systems Administrator
UK

Unix Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 March 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.

1 114 (100.00%) Unix
2 98 (85.96%) Linux
3 83 (72.81%) Red Hat
4 62 (54.39%) Solaris
5 61 (53.51%) Finance
6 51 (44.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 50 (43.86%) Veritas
8 41 (35.96%) Sun
9 34 (29.82%) SAN
9 34 (29.82%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 32 (28.07%) Oracle
11 30 (26.32%) Puppet
12 29 (25.44%) Change Control
13 26 (22.81%) Veritas File System
13 26 (22.81%) HP
14 25 (21.93%) Perl
14 25 (21.93%) NetBackup
14 25 (21.93%) NAS
15 24 (21.05%) Banking
15 24 (21.05%) Change Management
16 23 (20.18%) Enterprise Storage
17 22 (19.30%) Symantec
18 21 (18.42%) LDAP
18 21 (18.42%) Bash Shell
18 21 (18.42%) High Availability
19 20 (17.54%) VMware
20 19 (16.67%) Service Delivery
21 18 (15.79%) Team Foundation Server
21 18 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
21 18 (15.79%) Problem Management

Unix Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top Related 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 7 (6.14%) Apache
2 5 (4.39%) Tomcat
3 3 (2.63%) JBoss
4 2 (1.75%) nginx
5 1 (0.88%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.88%) Confluence
5 1 (0.88%) IIS
5 1 (0.88%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.88%) SAS
5 1 (0.88%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.88%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (0.88%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.88%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Oracle Retail
1 1 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.88%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 18 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (7.02%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.88%) GitHub
4 1 (0.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 34 (29.82%) SAN
2 25 (21.93%) NAS
3 21 (18.42%) LDAP
4 17 (14.91%) DNS
5 14 (12.28%) TCP/IP
6 9 (7.89%) Kerberos
7 8 (7.02%) SSH
8 7 (6.14%) FTP
9 5 (4.39%) DHCP
10 4 (3.51%) Firewall
10 4 (3.51%) iSCSI
11 3 (2.63%) Cisco Nexus
11 3 (2.63%) Internet
12 2 (1.75%) Ethernet
13 1 (0.88%) Cisco IOS
13 1 (0.88%) Fibre Channel
13 1 (0.88%) InfiniBand
13 1 (0.88%) NX-OS
13 1 (0.88%) SMTP
13 1 (0.88%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.39%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (2.63%) GIS
2 3 (2.63%) InterSystems Cache
2 3 (2.63%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 18 (15.79%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (5.26%) JIRA
3 2 (1.75%) Subversion
4 1 (0.88%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.88%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 61 (53.51%) Finance
2 24 (21.05%) Banking
3 17 (14.91%) Legal
4 12 (10.53%) Financial Institution
5 6 (5.26%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.88%) Electronics
6 1 (0.88%) Front Office
6 1 (0.88%) Games
6 1 (0.88%) Japanese Language
6 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.88%) Marketing
6 1 (0.88%) Retail
6 1 (0.88%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.51%) SAML
2 3 (2.63%) Middleware
3 2 (1.75%) LAMP
4 1 (0.88%) COM
4 1 (0.88%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 23 (20.18%) Enterprise Storage
2 7 (6.14%) Clustering
2 7 (6.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 6 (5.26%) Data Centre
4 5 (4.39%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.51%) Algorithms
5 4 (3.51%) EMC VNX
6 3 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.63%) Fintech
6 3 (2.63%) RSA SecurID
7 2 (1.75%) CLARiiON
8 1 (0.88%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.88%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.88%) Derivative
8 1 (0.88%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (0.88%) Freedom of Information Act
8 1 (0.88%) Online Games
8 1 (0.88%) Replication
8 1 (0.88%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.88%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 114 (100.00%) Unix
2 98 (85.96%) Linux
3 62 (54.39%) Solaris
4 51 (44.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (10.53%) SUSE
6 7 (6.14%) AIX
6 7 (6.14%) Windows
7 5 (4.39%) CentOS
8 3 (2.63%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 2 (1.75%) Windows Server
9 2 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.88%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (0.88%) HPUX
10 1 (0.88%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.88%) VMS
10 1 (0.88%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.88%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.88%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (25.44%) Change Control
2 24 (21.05%) Change Management
3 21 (18.42%) High Availability
4 19 (16.67%) Service Delivery
5 18 (15.79%) Problem Management
6 14 (12.28%) Configuration Management
7 12 (10.53%) Migration
8 11 (9.65%) ITIL
8 11 (9.65%) Low Latency
9 10 (8.77%) Kernel Tuning
10 9 (7.89%) Capacity Planning
11 8 (7.02%) ITIL V3
11 8 (7.02%) Performance Monitoring
11 8 (7.02%) Root Cause Analysis
12 5 (4.39%) Algorithmic Trading
12 5 (4.39%) Disaster Recovery
12 5 (4.39%) Stakeholder Management
13 4 (3.51%) Project Management
13 4 (3.51%) Service Management
13 4 (3.51%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (21.93%) Perl
2 21 (18.42%) Bash Shell
3 14 (12.28%) Shell Script
4 13 (11.40%) Python
5 6 (5.26%) Korn
6 5 (4.39%) Java
7 3 (2.63%) Bourne shell
7 3 (2.63%) C-shell
7 3 (2.63%) PowerShell
7 3 (2.63%) SQL
7 3 (2.63%) SystemTap
8 1 (0.88%) C++
8 1 (0.88%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.88%) R
Qualifications
1 3 (2.63%) BPSS Clearance
1 3 (2.63%) RHCSA
2 2 (1.75%) Degree
2 2 (1.75%) RHCE
2 2 (1.75%) RHCT
3 1 (0.88%) CCNA
3 1 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.88%) MCSA
3 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.88%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.75%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (1.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.88%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (29.82%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 26 (22.81%) Veritas File System
3 17 (14.91%) NFS
4 13 (11.40%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 10 (8.77%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (5.26%) Active Directory
6 6 (5.26%) vSphere
7 5 (4.39%) Samba
7 5 (4.39%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (3.51%) KVM
9 3 (2.63%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (1.75%) FreeRADIUS
10 2 (1.75%) Hyper-V
10 2 (1.75%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.88%) Gluster
11 1 (0.88%) GPFS
11 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.88%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.88%) SRDF
11 1 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 30 (26.32%) Puppet
2 25 (21.93%) NetBackup
3 14 (12.28%) Ansible
4 11 (9.65%) Nagios
5 10 (8.77%) Red Hat Satellite
6 6 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (4.39%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 4 (3.51%) OpenView
8 4 (3.51%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 3 (2.63%) EMC Navisphere
9 3 (2.63%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (2.63%) OpenAM
9 3 (2.63%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 3 (2.63%) Oracle ZFS
9 3 (2.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 2 (1.75%) BladeLogic
10 2 (1.75%) BMC PATROL
10 2 (1.75%) Control-M
11 1 (0.88%) WSUS
11 1 (0.88%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 83 (72.81%) Red Hat
2 50 (43.86%) Veritas
3 41 (35.96%) Sun
4 32 (28.07%) Oracle
5 26 (22.81%) HP
6 22 (19.30%) Symantec
7 20 (17.54%) VMware
8 16 (14.04%) EMC
9 13 (11.40%) NetApp
10 12 (10.53%) IBM
11 11 (9.65%) Cisco
12 6 (5.26%) Brocade
12 6 (5.26%) Splunk
13 5 (4.39%) 3PAR
14 4 (3.51%) CyberArk
14 4 (3.51%) ForgeRock
15 2 (1.75%) BMC
15 2 (1.75%) Microsoft
15 2 (1.75%) Remedy
16 1 (0.88%) Reuters
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