Period
to 21 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Unix Systems Administrator was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 21 July 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
6 months to
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 577 531 545
Rank change year-on-year -46 +14 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Systems Administrator 15 79 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.036% 0.17% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.038% 0.18% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 66 49
London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +5.26%
10th Percentile £312 £358 £312
90th Percentile £544 £606 £490
England median daily rate £400 £420 £378
% change year-on-year -4.76% +11.26% +0.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England 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 39971 43143 43709
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.98% 95.12% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 28445 31058 30351
London median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £305 £288 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 509 485 760
London median hourly rate £21.25 £19.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.84% -2.56% +11.43%
10th Percentile £12.50 £10.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £46.75 £53.30
England median hourly rate £18.40 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -3.16% +8.57% +2.94%

Unix Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 6 months to 21 July 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 6 months to 21 July 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
City of London -1 5 £450 +12.50%
Unix Systems Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 15 (100.00%) Unix
2 12 (80.00%) Red Hat
2 12 (80.00%) Perl
2 12 (80.00%) Linux
3 10 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (60.00%) VMware
5 8 (53.33%) Banking
5 8 (53.33%) Python
6 7 (46.67%) Solaris
7 6 (40.00%) Shell Script
7 6 (40.00%) Veritas
7 6 (40.00%) Bash Shell
7 6 (40.00%) Puppet
8 5 (33.33%) Investment Banking
8 5 (33.33%) HP
8 5 (33.33%) EMC
8 5 (33.33%) SAN
9 4 (26.67%) Sun
9 4 (26.67%) DNS
9 4 (26.67%) Cisco
9 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (26.67%) Configuration Management
9 4 (26.67%) Finance
9 4 (26.67%) Amazon AWS
9 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (26.67%) PowerShell
9 4 (26.67%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 4 (26.67%) Splunk
9 4 (26.67%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (26.67%) Opscode Chef

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 2 (13.33%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 4 (26.67%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (13.33%) GitHub
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) SAN
2 4 (26.67%) DNS
3 3 (20.00%) LDAP
4 2 (13.33%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (13.33%) Ethernet
4 2 (13.33%) Kerberos
4 2 (13.33%) NAS
4 2 (13.33%) NX-OS
4 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
5 1 (6.67%) DHCP
5 1 (6.67%) Firewall
5 1 (6.67%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) KDB
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Bitbucket
1 2 (13.33%) JIRA
1 2 (13.33%) Subversion
General
1 8 (53.33%) Banking
2 5 (33.33%) Investment Banking
3 4 (26.67%) Finance
4 1 (6.67%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) D3.js
2 1 (6.67%) COM
2 1 (6.67%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Clustering
1 2 (13.33%) Public Cloud
2 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.67%) EMC VNX
2 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (6.67%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.67%) Replication
2 1 (6.67%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 15 (100.00%) Unix
2 12 (80.00%) Linux
3 10 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (46.67%) Solaris
5 3 (20.00%) Windows
6 2 (13.33%) CentOS
7 1 (6.67%) AIX
7 1 (6.67%) HPUX
7 1 (6.67%) SUSE
7 1 (6.67%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 1 (6.67%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (26.67%) Configuration Management
1 4 (26.67%) Performance Monitoring
2 3 (20.00%) Performance Analysis
2 3 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (13.33%) DevOps
3 2 (13.33%) ITIL
3 2 (13.33%) Kernel Tuning
4 1 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (6.67%) Change Control
4 1 (6.67%) Change Management
4 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (6.67%) ITIL V3
4 1 (6.67%) Load Balancing
4 1 (6.67%) Migration
4 1 (6.67%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (6.67%) Network Packet Analysis
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Management
4 1 (6.67%) Proactive Monitoring
4 1 (6.67%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 12 (80.00%) Perl
2 8 (53.33%) Python
3 6 (40.00%) Bash Shell
3 6 (40.00%) Shell Script
4 4 (26.67%) PowerShell
5 3 (20.00%) Korn
6 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
6 2 (13.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (6.67%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 4 (26.67%) VMware ESXi
1 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (20.00%) NFS
3 2 (13.33%) GPFS
3 2 (13.33%) Hyper-V
3 2 (13.33%) LXC
3 2 (13.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
4 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (6.67%) SRDF
4 1 (6.67%) Veritas File System
4 1 (6.67%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (6.67%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (6.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (40.00%) Puppet
2 4 (26.67%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (13.33%) Ansible
3 2 (13.33%) ITRS Geneos
3 2 (13.33%) ZABBIX
4 1 (6.67%) Nagios
4 1 (6.67%) NetBackup
4 1 (6.67%) PowerCLI
4 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (6.67%) vCenter Server
4 1 (6.67%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 1 (6.67%) vRealize
Vendors
1 12 (80.00%) Red Hat
2 9 (60.00%) VMware
3 6 (40.00%) Veritas
4 5 (33.33%) EMC
4 5 (33.33%) HP
5 4 (26.67%) Cisco
5 4 (26.67%) Splunk
5 4 (26.67%) Sun
6 3 (20.00%) IBM
6 3 (20.00%) NetApp
6 3 (20.00%) Oracle
7 2 (13.33%) Atlassian
7 2 (13.33%) CyberArk
7 2 (13.33%) Google
7 2 (13.33%) SevOne
8 1 (6.67%) 3PAR
8 1 (6.67%) PlateSpin
8 1 (6.67%) SaltStack
8 1 (6.67%) Sybase
8 1 (6.67%) Symantec
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