Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Unix Administrator was £386 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 20 November 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 Administrator
England > South East
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 330 346 366
Rank change year-on-year +16 +20 0
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Administrator 42 32 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.25% 0.19% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.21% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 20 15
South East median daily rate £386 £390 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.96% -8.24% +23.55%
10th Percentile £355 £358 £254
90th Percentile £436 £453 £525
England median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
South East median hourly rate £41.50 - -
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 the South East. 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
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 15802 15500 18416
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.52% 93.97% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 9382 9237 10813
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +7.12%
10th Percentile £238 £225 £230
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 641 769 921
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.63 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.28% +6.08% +15.63%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.25 £10.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.69 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +1.00% +2.78% +9.09%

Unix Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Unix Administrator in the South East

Unix Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unix Administrator in the South East

Unix Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unix Administrator in the South East over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unix Administrator in the South East

Unix Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix Administrator in the South East

Unix Administrator
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 20 November 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
Surrey -4 23 £386 -0.96%
Thames Valley +2 14 £350 -30.00% 3
Berkshire +7 7 £350 -30.00% 1
Buckinghamshire -20 7 - - 1
West Sussex -10 4 £398 +8.90%
Kent - 1 £325 -
Unix Administrator
England

Unix Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 South East region featuring Unix Administrator in the job title.

1 42 (100.00%) Unix
2 34 (80.95%) Linux
3 28 (66.67%) Solaris
4 24 (57.14%) Red Hat
5 19 (45.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 17 (40.48%) Sun
7 16 (38.10%) Oracle
8 15 (35.71%) Veritas
9 13 (30.95%) SAN
9 13 (30.95%) Finance
9 13 (30.95%) Perl
9 13 (30.95%) NetBackup
9 13 (30.95%) VMware
10 12 (28.57%) NetApp
11 11 (26.19%) Disaster Recovery
12 10 (23.81%) Shell Script
12 10 (23.81%) Brocade
12 10 (23.81%) Veritas Storage Foundation
12 10 (23.81%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 10 (23.81%) Puppet
12 10 (23.81%) Fibre Channel
12 10 (23.81%) Ansible
13 8 (19.05%) Enterprise Storage
13 8 (19.05%) NAS
13 8 (19.05%) Korn
13 8 (19.05%) SQL
14 7 (16.67%) AIX
14 7 (16.67%) RHCE
14 7 (16.67%) Computer Science
14 7 (16.67%) Opscode Chef

Unix Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 (9.52%) SAS
2 3 (7.14%) OpenStack
3 2 (4.76%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.38%) Apache
4 1 (2.38%) JBoss
4 1 (2.38%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Bankmaster
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (30.95%) SAN
2 10 (23.81%) Fibre Channel
3 8 (19.05%) NAS
4 5 (11.90%) FTP
4 5 (11.90%) SSH
5 4 (9.52%) TCP/IP
6 3 (7.14%) DNS
6 3 (7.14%) Firewall
7 1 (2.38%) BIG-IP
7 1 (2.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (2.38%) SSL
7 1 (2.38%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.14%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.76%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.38%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (2.38%) DB2
3 1 (2.38%) DB2 UDB
3 1 (2.38%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.38%) MySQL
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle Exadata
3 1 (2.38%) SAS EBI
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (9.52%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.38%) Jenkins
General
1 13 (30.95%) Finance
2 5 (11.90%) Banking
3 2 (4.76%) Games
3 2 (4.76%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.38%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.38%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.38%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.76%) JSON
2 1 (2.38%) LAPP Stack
2 1 (2.38%) Middleware
2 1 (2.38%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (2.38%) XML
2 1 (2.38%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.05%) Enterprise Storage
2 7 (16.67%) Computer Science
3 3 (7.14%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.76%) Clustering
4 2 (4.76%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.76%) Online Games
5 1 (2.38%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (2.38%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.38%) Oracle Exalogic
Operating Systems
1 42 (100.00%) Unix
2 34 (80.95%) Linux
3 28 (66.67%) Solaris
4 19 (45.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (16.67%) AIX
6 6 (14.29%) Windows
7 5 (11.90%) CentOS
8 3 (7.14%) Ubuntu
8 3 (7.14%) VMS
9 1 (2.38%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (2.38%) MVS
9 1 (2.38%) SUSE
9 1 (2.38%) Windows Server
9 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (26.19%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (14.29%) High Availability
2 6 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
3 5 (11.90%) Change Management
3 5 (11.90%) Configuration Management
3 5 (11.90%) Mathematics
3 5 (11.90%) Migration
4 4 (9.52%) Load Balancing
5 3 (7.14%) ITIL
5 3 (7.14%) Mentoring
5 3 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (7.14%) Problem Management
5 3 (7.14%) Service Delivery
6 2 (4.76%) Benchmarking
6 2 (4.76%) Business Continuity
6 2 (4.76%) Contingency Planning
6 2 (4.76%) E-Commerce
6 2 (4.76%) Project Management
6 2 (4.76%) Quality Management
6 2 (4.76%) Server Hardening
Programming Languages
1 13 (30.95%) Perl
2 10 (23.81%) Shell Script
3 8 (19.05%) Korn
3 8 (19.05%) SQL
4 6 (14.29%) Bash Shell
5 5 (11.90%) AWK
5 5 (11.90%) Bourne shell
6 4 (9.52%) Python
7 2 (4.76%) Java
7 2 (4.76%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (16.67%) RHCE
2 6 (14.29%) Degree
3 5 (11.90%) OCA
3 5 (11.90%) OCP
3 5 (11.90%) Oracle Certification
3 5 (11.90%) RHCSA
4 3 (7.14%) SC Cleared
4 3 (7.14%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.38%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) AS 2805
1 1 (2.38%) ISO 8583
1 1 (2.38%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (23.81%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 6 (14.29%) Veritas File System
2 6 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (11.90%) GlusterFS
3 5 (11.90%) NFS
4 4 (9.52%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (9.52%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (9.52%) Xen
5 1 (2.38%) Active Directory
5 1 (2.38%) ProxySG
5 1 (2.38%) Sendmail
5 1 (2.38%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 13 (30.95%) NetBackup
2 10 (23.81%) Ansible
2 10 (23.81%) Puppet
2 10 (23.81%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 7 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (11.90%) Oracle ZFS
4 5 (11.90%) Red Hat Satellite
4 5 (11.90%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 5 (11.90%) SnapMirror
4 5 (11.90%) SnapVault
5 1 (2.38%) BladeLogic
5 1 (2.38%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (2.38%) NetApp OnCommand
Vendors
1 24 (57.14%) Red Hat
2 17 (40.48%) Sun
3 16 (38.10%) Oracle
4 15 (35.71%) Veritas
5 13 (30.95%) VMware
6 12 (28.57%) NetApp
7 10 (23.81%) Brocade
8 6 (14.29%) EMC
9 5 (11.90%) HP
9 5 (11.90%) StorageTek
10 4 (9.52%) Microsoft
11 3 (7.14%) IBM
12 2 (4.76%) Symantec
13 1 (2.38%) Blue Coat
13 1 (2.38%) Cisco
13 1 (2.38%) Cognos
13 1 (2.38%) Juniper
13 1 (2.38%) McAfee
13 1 (2.38%) Remedy
13 1 (2.38%) Sybase