The median contractor rate for a Unix Administrator was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unix Administrator
England / South East
Rank 217 216 245
Rank change year-on-year -1 +29  
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Administrator 23 49 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.30% 0.53% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.56% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 33 9
Median daily rate £400 £405 £466
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.23% -12.99%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £366 £337
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £450 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Median hourly rate - £50.50 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.31%  
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 South East. 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
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7272 8761 9239
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.04% 95.01% 94.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 4116 5354 4947
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 377 446
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +5.82%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Unix Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East that featured Unix Administrator in the job title.

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 3 months to 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 26 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
Surrey -4 21 £475 +11.76%
Berkshire +26 1 £370 -11.37% 2
West Sussex -1 1 £400 +9.21%
Unix Administrator
England

Unix Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 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 South East region featuring Unix Administrator in the job title.

1 39 (100.00%) Unix
2 38 (97.44%) Linux
3 34 (87.18%) Solaris
4 33 (84.62%) SAN
4 33 (84.62%) Red Hat
5 32 (82.05%) Oracle
5 32 (82.05%) Enterprise Storage
6 31 (79.49%) NAS
7 30 (76.92%) Sun
7 30 (76.92%) Veritas
7 30 (76.92%) High Availability
8 29 (74.36%) Veritas File System
9 28 (71.79%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 24 (61.54%) Finance
11 22 (56.41%) NetBackup
11 22 (56.41%) Symantec
12 19 (48.72%) Service Delivery
13 18 (46.15%) Change Management
13 18 (46.15%) Problem Management
13 18 (46.15%) Team Foundation Server
13 18 (46.15%) Change Control
14 17 (43.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 17 (43.59%) Legal
15 14 (35.90%) Brocade
15 14 (35.90%) NetApp
16 13 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
17 12 (30.77%) FTP
17 12 (30.77%) SSH
18 11 (28.21%) Veritas Storage Foundation
18 11 (28.21%) NFS

Unix Administrator Skill Set
Top Related 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 2 (5.13%) SAS
2 1 (2.56%) OpenStack
Communications & Networking
1 33 (84.62%) SAN
2 31 (79.49%) NAS
3 12 (30.77%) FTP
3 12 (30.77%) SSH
4 10 (25.64%) iSCSI
5 4 (10.26%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (5.13%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (2.56%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.26%) InterSystems Cache
2 2 (5.13%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 18 (46.15%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.56%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.56%) JIRA
General
1 24 (61.54%) Finance
2 17 (43.59%) Legal
3 1 (2.56%) Games
Miscellaneous
1 32 (82.05%) Enterprise Storage
2 6 (15.38%) Replication
3 4 (10.26%) EMC VNX
4 3 (7.69%) Management Information System
5 2 (5.13%) Data Centre
6 1 (2.56%) Online Games
6 1 (2.56%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 39 (100.00%) Unix
2 38 (97.44%) Linux
3 34 (87.18%) Solaris
4 17 (43.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (15.38%) HPUX
6 3 (7.69%) Data ONTAP
7 2 (5.13%) CentOS
8 1 (2.56%) AIX
8 1 (2.56%) Windows
8 1 (2.56%) Windows 7
8 1 (2.56%) Windows Server
8 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (76.92%) High Availability
2 19 (48.72%) Service Delivery
3 18 (46.15%) Change Control
3 18 (46.15%) Change Management
3 18 (46.15%) Problem Management
4 13 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 10 (25.64%) Load Balancing
6 7 (17.95%) Capacity Management
7 2 (5.13%) Asset Management
7 2 (5.13%) Data Security
7 2 (5.13%) Regulatory Compliance
7 2 (5.13%) Security Management
7 2 (5.13%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (2.56%) Configuration Management
8 1 (2.56%) E-Commerce
8 1 (2.56%) Incident Management
8 1 (2.56%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.82%) Perl
2 3 (7.69%) Shell Script
3 2 (5.13%) Bash Shell
3 2 (5.13%) Python
3 2 (5.13%) SQL
4 1 (2.56%) C++
4 1 (2.56%) Java
4 1 (2.56%) Korn
4 1 (2.56%) R
Qualifications
1 2 (5.13%) SC Cleared
1 2 (5.13%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 29 (74.36%) Veritas File System
2 28 (71.79%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 11 (28.21%) NFS
4 10 (25.64%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (2.56%) Active Directory
6 1 (2.56%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (2.56%) VirtualBox
6 1 (2.56%) VMware ESX
6 1 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 22 (56.41%) NetBackup
2 11 (28.21%) Nagios
2 11 (28.21%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 10 (25.64%) EMC Navisphere
4 4 (10.26%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (10.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (2.56%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (2.56%) NetApp OnCommand
5 1 (2.56%) Puppet
Vendors
1 33 (84.62%) Red Hat
2 32 (82.05%) Oracle
3 30 (76.92%) Sun
3 30 (76.92%) Veritas
4 22 (56.41%) Symantec
5 14 (35.90%) Brocade
5 14 (35.90%) NetApp
6 4 (10.26%) EMC
7 3 (7.69%) Nimble Storage
7 3 (7.69%) VMware
8 2 (5.13%) Cisco
8 2 (5.13%) HP
9 1 (2.56%) 3PAR
9 1 (2.56%) IBM