Period
to 23 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Unix Systems Administrator was £445 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 23 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 System Administrator (Unix SA)
England > London
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 596 498 512
Rank change year-on-year -98 +14 +45
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Systems Administrator 32 97 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.069% 0.23% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.072% 0.25% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 76 67
London median daily rate £445 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.11% +5.88% +11.84%
10th Percentile £323 £331 £355
90th Percentile £550 £594 £500
England median daily rate £425 £444 £425
% change year-on-year -4.23% +4.41% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
London median hourly rate £30.75 - -
England median hourly rate £36.13 - -

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 44,182 39,483 41,678
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 95.00% 95.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 32,150 28,140 29,428
London median daily rate £500 £470 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.44% +4.39% +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 585 558 647
London median hourly rate £19.82 £20.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.32% +7.89% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.83 £11.22
90th Percentile £47.83 £51.25 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.38 £18.42 £18.50
% change year-on-year -0.24% -0.43% +12.12%

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 23 January 2018.

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 23 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 -31 6 £431 -6.76% 3
East London -11 1 - -
Unix Systems Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, Unix Systems Administrator contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the London region featuring Unix Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 32 (100.00%) Unix
2 28 (87.50%) Linux
3 21 (65.63%) Red Hat
4 16 (50.00%) Finance
5 15 (46.88%) Solaris
6 14 (43.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (31.25%) Puppet
7 10 (31.25%) Banking
7 10 (31.25%) Perl
8 9 (28.13%) Oracle
9 8 (25.00%) Windows
9 8 (25.00%) Veritas
9 8 (25.00%) SUSE
10 7 (21.88%) Investment Banking
10 7 (21.88%) Korn
10 7 (21.88%) Shell Script
10 7 (21.88%) EMC
10 7 (21.88%) NFS
11 6 (18.75%) AIX
11 6 (18.75%) SAN
11 6 (18.75%) HP
11 6 (18.75%) Change Management
11 6 (18.75%) Financial Institution
11 6 (18.75%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 6 (18.75%) Samba
11 6 (18.75%) Migration
11 6 (18.75%) Data Centre
12 5 (15.63%) Task Automation
12 5 (15.63%) Proactive Management
12 5 (15.63%) Oracle Exadata

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 3 (9.38%) Apache
1 3 (9.38%) Tomcat
2 2 (6.25%) JBoss
2 2 (6.25%) WebLogic
2 2 (6.25%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.13%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.13%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.75%) SAN
2 3 (9.38%) DNS
2 3 (9.38%) Firewall
3 2 (6.25%) DHCP
3 2 (6.25%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (6.25%) NAS
3 2 (6.25%) SMS
3 2 (6.25%) SMTP
3 2 (6.25%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.13%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (3.13%) Ethernet
4 1 (3.13%) HTTP
4 1 (3.13%) Intranet
4 1 (3.13%) Kerberos
4 1 (3.13%) NX-OS
4 1 (3.13%) snoop
4 1 (3.13%) SSH
4 1 (3.13%) tcpdump
4 1 (3.13%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.63%) Oracle Exadata
2 3 (9.38%) Relational Database
3 2 (6.25%) RDBMS
3 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
4 1 (3.13%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Bitbucket
1 1 (3.13%) JIRA
1 1 (3.13%) Subversion
General
1 16 (50.00%) Finance
2 10 (31.25%) Banking
3 7 (21.88%) Investment Banking
4 6 (18.75%) Financial Institution
5 1 (3.13%) Front Office
5 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.38%) LAMP
2 2 (6.25%) IBM Integration Bus
2 2 (6.25%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.75%) Data Centre
2 3 (9.38%) Clustering
3 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.13%) EMC VMAX
3 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (3.13%) Grid Computing
3 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.13%) NHS
3 1 (3.13%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 32 (100.00%) Unix
2 28 (87.50%) Linux
3 15 (46.88%) Solaris
4 14 (43.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (25.00%) SUSE
5 8 (25.00%) Windows
6 6 (18.75%) AIX
7 4 (12.50%) CentOS
7 4 (12.50%) Windows Server
8 2 (6.25%) HPUX
9 1 (3.13%) Mac OS X
9 1 (3.13%) Scientific Linux
9 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (18.75%) Change Management
1 6 (18.75%) Migration
2 5 (15.63%) Asset Management
2 5 (15.63%) Configuration Management
2 5 (15.63%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (15.63%) Investment Management
2 5 (15.63%) Proactive Management
2 5 (15.63%) Problem Management
2 5 (15.63%) Task Automation
3 4 (12.50%) Change Control
3 4 (12.50%) Data Migration
4 2 (6.25%) DevOps
4 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (6.25%) ITIL
4 2 (6.25%) Open Source
4 2 (6.25%) Patch Management
4 2 (6.25%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (6.25%) Unit Testing
5 1 (3.13%) Line Management
5 1 (3.13%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 10 (31.25%) Perl
2 7 (21.88%) Korn
2 7 (21.88%) Shell Script
3 4 (12.50%) Bash Shell
3 4 (12.50%) Python
4 3 (9.38%) PowerShell
5 2 (6.25%) Java
6 1 (3.13%) C
6 1 (3.13%) C++
6 1 (3.13%) Fortran
6 1 (3.13%) Ruby
6 1 (3.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (6.25%) Degree
2 1 (3.13%) BC Cleared
2 1 (3.13%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (3.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (21.88%) NFS
2 6 (18.75%) Samba
2 6 (18.75%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 5 (15.63%) SRDF
3 5 (15.63%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 5 (15.63%) Veritas File System
4 2 (6.25%) Active Directory
4 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (3.13%) GPFS
5 1 (3.13%) Hyper-V
5 1 (3.13%) iptables
5 1 (3.13%) LXC
5 1 (3.13%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (3.13%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (31.25%) Puppet
2 5 (15.63%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (15.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 4 (12.50%) Ansible
3 4 (12.50%) Nagios
4 3 (9.38%) NetBackup
5 1 (3.13%) Backup Exec
5 1 (3.13%) BladeLogic
5 1 (3.13%) CFEngine
5 1 (3.13%) Cobbler
5 1 (3.13%) OpenView
5 1 (3.13%) Tivoli
5 1 (3.13%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 21 (65.63%) Red Hat
2 9 (28.13%) Oracle
3 8 (25.00%) Veritas
4 7 (21.88%) EMC
5 6 (18.75%) HP
6 4 (12.50%) IBM
6 4 (12.50%) Sun
7 3 (9.38%) Splunk
7 3 (9.38%) VMware
8 2 (6.25%) Rackspace
8 2 (6.25%) SaltStack
8 2 (6.25%) Symantec
8 2 (6.25%) Temenos
9 1 (3.13%) Cisco
9 1 (3.13%) Citrix
9 1 (3.13%) CommVault
9 1 (3.13%) Hitachi
9 1 (3.13%) Juniper
9 1 (3.13%) NetApp
9 1 (3.13%) Sybase