The median contractor rate for a Unix Administrator was £415 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West 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 Administrator
England / North West
Rank 123 154 148
Rank change year-on-year +31 -6  
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Administrator 7 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.27% 0.13% 0.057%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.14% 0.060%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 2
Median daily rate £415 - £363
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £50.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year - +6.31%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2471 3605 3317
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 95.04% 94.30% 94.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1541 2148 1747
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 151 174 199
Median hourly rate £16.18 £26.83 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.69% +41.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £11.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £49.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Unix Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West that featured Unix Administrator in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Unix Administrator in the North West

Unix Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unix Administrator in the North West

Unix Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix Administrator in the North West

Unix Administrator
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West 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
Manchester +8 3 - -
Merseyside - 3 £410 -
Cheshire +31 1 £420 -
Unix Administrator
England

Unix Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, 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 North West region featuring Unix Administrator in the job title.

1 11 (100.00%) Unix
2 7 (63.64%) Veritas
3 6 (54.55%) Red Hat
3 6 (54.55%) Linux
3 6 (54.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (45.45%) AIX
4 5 (45.45%) Banking
4 5 (45.45%) Finance
5 4 (36.36%) GIS
5 4 (36.36%) Migration
5 4 (36.36%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (36.36%) Internet
5 4 (36.36%) Project Management
5 4 (36.36%) JIRA
5 4 (36.36%) RHCSA
6 3 (27.27%) Veritas File System
6 3 (27.27%) EMC
6 3 (27.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (27.27%) Solaris
6 3 (27.27%) Clustering
7 2 (18.18%) Oracle
8 1 (9.09%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (9.09%) Digital Marketing
8 1 (9.09%) Manual Testing
8 1 (9.09%) Puppet
8 1 (9.09%) Oracle Retail
8 1 (9.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (9.09%) Marketing
8 1 (9.09%) SAP
8 1 (9.09%) Apache

Unix Administrator Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 1 (9.09%) Apache
1 1 (9.09%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Retail
1 1 (9.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) Internet
2 1 (9.09%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) GIS
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) JIRA
General
1 5 (45.45%) Banking
1 5 (45.45%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Electronics
2 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
2 1 (9.09%) Marketing
2 1 (9.09%) Retail
2 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Unix
2 6 (54.55%) Linux
2 6 (54.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (45.45%) AIX
4 3 (27.27%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Migration
1 4 (36.36%) Project Management
1 4 (36.36%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (9.09%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (9.09%) Manual Testing
2 1 (9.09%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) RHCSA
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) Veritas File System
2 1 (9.09%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Veritas
2 6 (54.55%) Red Hat
3 3 (27.27%) EMC
4 2 (18.18%) Oracle
5 1 (9.09%) IBM
5 1 (9.09%) SAP