Period
to 21 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Unix Administrator was £406 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

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 Administrator
England > London
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 591 488 503
Rank change year-on-year -103 +15 +24
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Administrator 44 104 89
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.096% 0.25% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.26% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 78 68
London median daily rate £406 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.72% +5.88% +17.65%
10th Percentile £285 £323 £343
90th Percentile £547 £591 £500
England median daily rate £400 £413 £400
% change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
London median hourly rate £30.75 - -
England median hourly rate £36.13 - £51.25

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 43,386 39,404 42,009
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.73% 94.97% 95.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,575 28,077 29,634
London median daily rate £500 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.53% +3.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £275
90th Percentile £670 £644 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 562 557 648
London median hourly rate £19.50 £20.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.88% +7.89% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.82 £11.17
90th Percentile £47.83 £51.25 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.44 £18.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -0.34% - +12.12%

Unix Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Unix Administrator in London

Unix Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unix Administrator in London

Unix Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unix Administrator in London over the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unix Administrator in London

Unix Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix Administrator in London

Unix Administrator
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix Administrator within the London region over the 6 months to 21 January 2018. 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
Central London -25 5 £413 -2.94% 1
South London -39 5 £325 -27.78%
East London -13 1 - -
Unix Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 London region featuring Unix Administrator in the job title.

1 44 (100.00%) Unix
2 37 (84.09%) Linux
3 24 (54.55%) Red Hat
4 20 (45.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (40.91%) Finance
5 18 (40.91%) Solaris
6 13 (29.55%) Perl
7 12 (27.27%) Oracle
7 12 (27.27%) Banking
8 10 (22.73%) Puppet
9 9 (20.45%) Shell Script
10 8 (18.18%) Veritas
10 8 (18.18%) SUSE
10 8 (18.18%) Data Centre
11 7 (15.91%) Korn
11 7 (15.91%) Investment Banking
11 7 (15.91%) CentOS
11 7 (15.91%) Windows
11 7 (15.91%) AIX
11 7 (15.91%) NFS
12 6 (13.64%) Configuration Management
12 6 (13.64%) Financial Institution
12 6 (13.64%) EMC
12 6 (13.64%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 6 (13.64%) Samba
12 6 (13.64%) Migration
12 6 (13.64%) Bash Shell
13 5 (11.36%) Oracle Exadata
13 5 (11.36%) Opscode Chef
13 5 (11.36%) Task Automation

Unix Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 3 (6.82%) Apache
1 3 (6.82%) JBoss
2 2 (4.55%) Tomcat
2 2 (4.55%) WebLogic
2 2 (4.55%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.27%) Confluence
3 1 (2.27%) IIS
Business Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.27%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.36%) SAN
2 3 (6.82%) Firewall
2 3 (6.82%) SSH
3 2 (4.55%) DNS
3 2 (4.55%) SMS
4 1 (2.27%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (2.27%) DHCP
4 1 (2.27%) Ethernet
4 1 (2.27%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (2.27%) Kerberos
4 1 (2.27%) NAS
4 1 (2.27%) NX-OS
4 1 (2.27%) SMTP
4 1 (2.27%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.36%) Oracle Exadata
2 3 (6.82%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (6.82%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.55%) Oracle Database
3 2 (4.55%) RDBMS
3 2 (4.55%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.27%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Bitbucket
1 1 (2.27%) JIRA
1 1 (2.27%) Subversion
General
1 18 (40.91%) Finance
2 12 (27.27%) Banking
3 7 (15.91%) Investment Banking
4 6 (13.64%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.27%) Front Office
5 1 (2.27%) Law
5 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.82%) LAMP
2 2 (4.55%) IBM Integration Bus
2 2 (4.55%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.18%) Data Centre
2 4 (9.09%) Clustering
3 1 (2.27%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (2.27%) Grid Computing
3 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.27%) NHS
3 1 (2.27%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 44 (100.00%) Unix
2 37 (84.09%) Linux
3 20 (45.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 18 (40.91%) Solaris
5 8 (18.18%) SUSE
6 7 (15.91%) AIX
6 7 (15.91%) CentOS
6 7 (15.91%) Windows
7 4 (9.09%) Windows Server
8 2 (4.55%) HPUX
9 1 (2.27%) Mac OS X
9 1 (2.27%) Scientific Linux
9 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (13.64%) Configuration Management
1 6 (13.64%) Migration
2 5 (11.36%) Asset Management
2 5 (11.36%) Change Management
2 5 (11.36%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (11.36%) Investment Management
2 5 (11.36%) Proactive Management
2 5 (11.36%) Problem Management
2 5 (11.36%) Task Automation
3 4 (9.09%) Change Control
3 4 (9.09%) Data Migration
4 2 (4.55%) DevOps
4 2 (4.55%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (4.55%) ITIL
4 2 (4.55%) Patch Management
4 2 (4.55%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (4.55%) Unit Testing
5 1 (2.27%) Continuous Deployment
5 1 (2.27%) Resource Allocation
5 1 (2.27%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 13 (29.55%) Perl
2 9 (20.45%) Shell Script
3 7 (15.91%) Korn
4 6 (13.64%) Bash Shell
5 4 (9.09%) Python
5 4 (9.09%) SQL
6 3 (6.82%) PowerShell
7 2 (4.55%) Java
8 1 (2.27%) C
8 1 (2.27%) C++
8 1 (2.27%) Fortran
8 1 (2.27%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.82%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.55%) Degree
4 1 (2.27%) BC Cleared
4 1 (2.27%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (2.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (15.91%) NFS
2 6 (13.64%) Samba
2 6 (13.64%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 5 (11.36%) SRDF
3 5 (11.36%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 5 (11.36%) Veritas File System
4 2 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (2.27%) Active Directory
5 1 (2.27%) GPFS
5 1 (2.27%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.27%) LXC
5 1 (2.27%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.27%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (22.73%) Puppet
2 5 (11.36%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (11.36%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 4 (9.09%) Ansible
3 4 (9.09%) Nagios
4 2 (4.55%) NetBackup
5 1 (2.27%) BladeLogic
5 1 (2.27%) CFEngine
5 1 (2.27%) Cobbler
5 1 (2.27%) OpenView
5 1 (2.27%) Tivoli
5 1 (2.27%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 24 (54.55%) Red Hat
2 12 (27.27%) Oracle
3 8 (18.18%) Veritas
4 6 (13.64%) EMC
5 5 (11.36%) HP
6 4 (9.09%) IBM
7 3 (6.82%) Splunk
7 3 (6.82%) Sun
7 3 (6.82%) VMware
8 2 (4.55%) NetApp
8 2 (4.55%) Rackspace
8 2 (4.55%) SaltStack
8 2 (4.55%) Temenos
9 1 (2.27%) Cisco
9 1 (2.27%) Citrix
9 1 (2.27%) CommVault
9 1 (2.27%) Hitachi
9 1 (2.27%) Intel
9 1 (2.27%) Juniper
9 1 (2.27%) Symantec