The median contractor rate for a Unix Systems Administrator was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 25 April 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)
England / London
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 408 391 404
Rank change year-on-year -17 +13  
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Systems Administrator 4 50 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.020% 0.22% 0.093%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.021% 0.23% 0.098%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 41 18
Median daily rate £375 £450 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +7.46%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £355 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £400 £351
% change year-on-year -0.62% +13.96%  
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 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
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 19121 21935 21488
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.65% 94.96% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 13630 15856 14749
Median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 244 256 384
Median hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.14% -7.89%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.60
% change year-on-year -2.77% +8.43%  

Unix Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Unix Systems Administrator in London

Unix Systems Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unix Systems Administrator in London

Unix Systems Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unix Systems Administrator in London over the 3 months to 25 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unix Systems Administrator in London

Unix Systems 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 Systems Administrator in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix Systems Administrator in London

Unix Systems 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 Systems Administrator within the London region over the 3 months to 25 April 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
City of London +5 1 £288 -32.35% 1
Unix Systems Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 London region featuring Unix Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 60 (100.00%) Unix
2 52 (86.67%) Linux
3 47 (78.33%) Red Hat
4 33 (55.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 32 (53.33%) Finance
6 27 (45.00%) Solaris
7 26 (43.33%) Puppet
8 19 (31.67%) HP
8 19 (31.67%) LDAP
8 19 (31.67%) Veritas
9 17 (28.33%) Sun
9 17 (28.33%) Amazon AWS
10 16 (26.67%) Banking
10 16 (26.67%) Bash Shell
11 14 (23.33%) Ansible
11 14 (23.33%) VMware
12 13 (21.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 13 (21.67%) TCP/IP
12 13 (21.67%) Perl
13 12 (20.00%) Financial Institution
13 12 (20.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 11 (18.33%) NFS
14 11 (18.33%) Change Control
15 10 (16.67%) Red Hat Satellite
15 10 (16.67%) Configuration Management
15 10 (16.67%) SUSE
15 10 (16.67%) DNS
15 10 (16.67%) SAN
15 10 (16.67%) EMC
16 9 (15.00%) Python

Unix Systems 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 4 (6.67%) Apache
1 4 (6.67%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 17 (28.33%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (13.33%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (31.67%) LDAP
2 13 (21.67%) TCP/IP
3 10 (16.67%) DNS
3 10 (16.67%) SAN
4 9 (15.00%) Kerberos
5 4 (6.67%) NAS
6 3 (5.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (3.33%) Firewall
7 2 (3.33%) FTP
7 2 (3.33%) SSH
8 1 (1.67%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (1.67%) DHCP
8 1 (1.67%) Ethernet
8 1 (1.67%) NX-OS
8 1 (1.67%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.00%) Oracle Reports
1 3 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
General
1 32 (53.33%) Finance
2 16 (26.67%) Banking
3 12 (20.00%) Financial Institution
4 6 (10.00%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.67%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.67%) SAML
2 1 (1.67%) COM
2 1 (1.67%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 5 (8.33%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (6.67%) Algorithms
3 3 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.00%) RSA SecurID
4 2 (3.33%) CLARiiON
4 2 (3.33%) Clustering
5 1 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.67%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.67%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.67%) EMC VNX
5 1 (1.67%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.67%) Fintech
5 1 (1.67%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (1.67%) Freedom of Information Act
5 1 (1.67%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.67%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.67%) Replication
5 1 (1.67%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 60 (100.00%) Unix
2 52 (86.67%) Linux
3 33 (55.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 27 (45.00%) Solaris
5 10 (16.67%) SUSE
6 4 (6.67%) CentOS
7 3 (5.00%) Windows
8 2 (3.33%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (1.67%) AIX
9 1 (1.67%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (1.67%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (18.33%) Change Control
2 10 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 9 (15.00%) ITIL
3 9 (15.00%) Migration
4 8 (13.33%) Capacity Planning
4 8 (13.33%) ITIL V3
4 8 (13.33%) Kernel Tuning
4 8 (13.33%) Low Latency
4 8 (13.33%) Performance Monitoring
4 8 (13.33%) Root Cause Analysis
5 5 (8.33%) Change Management
6 4 (6.67%) Algorithmic Trading
6 4 (6.67%) FX Algorithmic Trading
6 4 (6.67%) Market Making
6 4 (6.67%) Performance Analysis
6 4 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (5.00%) Identity Access Management
8 2 (3.33%) Server Building
8 2 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (3.33%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (26.67%) Bash Shell
2 13 (21.67%) Perl
3 9 (15.00%) Python
3 9 (15.00%) Shell Script
4 4 (6.67%) Java
4 4 (6.67%) Korn
5 3 (5.00%) PowerShell
6 2 (3.33%) Bourne shell
6 2 (3.33%) C-shell
6 2 (3.33%) SQL
6 2 (3.33%) SystemTap
Qualifications
1 2 (3.33%) RHCE
1 2 (3.33%) RHCT
2 1 (1.67%) Degree
2 1 (1.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 13 (21.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 12 (20.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 11 (18.33%) NFS
4 8 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (8.33%) Samba
6 4 (6.67%) vSphere
7 3 (5.00%) Active Directory
7 3 (5.00%) KVM
8 1 (1.67%) GPFS
8 1 (1.67%) Hyper-V
8 1 (1.67%) LXC
8 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (1.67%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (1.67%) SRDF
8 1 (1.67%) Veritas File System
8 1 (1.67%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (1.67%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (1.67%) VMware ESX
8 1 (1.67%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 26 (43.33%) Puppet
2 14 (23.33%) Ansible
3 10 (16.67%) Red Hat Satellite
4 4 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (6.67%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 3 (5.00%) Nagios
5 3 (5.00%) NetBackup
5 3 (5.00%) OpenAM
6 2 (3.33%) BladeLogic
6 2 (3.33%) BMC PATROL
6 2 (3.33%) OpenView
6 2 (3.33%) Oracle ZFS
7 1 (1.67%) PowerCLI
7 1 (1.67%) vCenter Server
7 1 (1.67%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 1 (1.67%) vRealize
7 1 (1.67%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 47 (78.33%) Red Hat
2 19 (31.67%) HP
2 19 (31.67%) Veritas
3 17 (28.33%) Sun
4 14 (23.33%) VMware
5 10 (16.67%) EMC
6 9 (15.00%) NetApp
7 8 (13.33%) Cisco
7 8 (13.33%) IBM
8 7 (11.67%) Oracle
9 5 (8.33%) 3PAR
10 4 (6.67%) ForgeRock
10 4 (6.67%) Splunk
11 3 (5.00%) CyberArk
12 2 (3.33%) BMC
12 2 (3.33%) Brocade
12 2 (3.33%) Microsoft
12 2 (3.33%) Symantec
13 1 (1.67%) Google
13 1 (1.67%) PlateSpin