Period
to 21 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Unix Systems Administrator was £406 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 21 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 > South East
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 359 342 371
Rank change year-on-year -17 +29 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Systems Administrator 14 16 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.086% 0.10% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.092% 0.11% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 16
South East median daily rate £406 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.41% - +25.93%
10th Percentile £356 £329 £363
90th Percentile £463 £494 £488
England median daily rate £425 £438 £425
% change year-on-year -2.86% +2.94% +13.33%
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 15,277 14,302 17,346
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.10% 93.77% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,133 8,456 10,233
South East median daily rate £420 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £238 £225 £230
90th Percentile £575 £556 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 560 741 889
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.86% -10.23% +21.84%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.29 £10.10
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.44 £18.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -0.34% - +12.12%

Unix Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Unix Systems Administrator in the South East

Unix Systems 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 Systems Administrator in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Unix Systems Administrator in the South East

Unix Systems Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unix Systems Administrator in the South East over the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unix Systems Administrator in the South East

Unix Systems 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 Systems Administrator in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix Systems Administrator in the South East

Unix Systems 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 Systems Administrator within the South East region over the 6 months to 21 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
Surrey -27 7 £400 -8.57%
Berkshire -6 4 £350 -30.00%
Thames Valley -17 4 £350 -30.00% 1
Hampshire +9 2 £500 +11.11%
West Sussex - 1 £413 -
Unix Systems Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 South East region featuring Unix Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 14 (100.00%) Unix
2 12 (85.71%) Linux
3 11 (78.57%) Red Hat
4 10 (71.43%) Solaris
5 7 (50.00%) Oracle
5 7 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (50.00%) Puppet
6 6 (42.86%) Enterprise Storage
6 6 (42.86%) NAS
6 6 (42.86%) Perl
6 6 (42.86%) Sun
6 6 (42.86%) SAN
6 6 (42.86%) NetApp
7 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
7 5 (35.71%) Brocade
7 5 (35.71%) NFS
7 5 (35.71%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (35.71%) Fibre Channel
7 5 (35.71%) Ansible
8 4 (28.57%) Performance Monitoring
8 4 (28.57%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (28.57%) Load Balancing
8 4 (28.57%) Windows
8 4 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (28.57%) NetBackup
9 3 (21.43%) Finance
9 3 (21.43%) Ubuntu
9 3 (21.43%) Xen
9 3 (21.43%) SSH
9 3 (21.43%) SQL

Unix Systems 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 3 (21.43%) SAS
2 2 (14.29%) JBoss
2 2 (14.29%) Tomcat
3 1 (7.14%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (42.86%) NAS
1 6 (42.86%) SAN
2 5 (35.71%) Fibre Channel
3 3 (21.43%) FTP
3 3 (21.43%) SSH
4 2 (14.29%) DNS
4 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
5 1 (7.14%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) Relational Database
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Exadata
2 1 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
1 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle APEX
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Games
2 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) JSON
2 1 (7.14%) Middleware
2 1 (7.14%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.14%) Online Games
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Exalogic
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) Unix
2 12 (85.71%) Linux
3 10 (71.43%) Solaris
4 7 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (28.57%) Windows
6 3 (21.43%) Ubuntu
7 1 (7.14%) AIX
7 1 (7.14%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (28.57%) Load Balancing
1 4 (28.57%) Performance Monitoring
2 3 (21.43%) High Availability
2 3 (21.43%) Problem Management
3 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (14.29%) Change Management
3 2 (14.29%) Project Management
3 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
4 1 (7.14%) Asset Management
4 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
4 1 (7.14%) Contingency Planning
4 1 (7.14%) E-Commerce
4 1 (7.14%) Identity Management
4 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
4 1 (7.14%) Open Source
4 1 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (7.14%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) Perl
2 3 (21.43%) Bash Shell
2 3 (21.43%) SQL
3 2 (14.29%) Python
3 2 (14.29%) Ruby
3 2 (14.29%) Shell Script
4 1 (7.14%) Java
4 1 (7.14%) Korn
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
1 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (7.14%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (35.71%) NFS
2 4 (28.57%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (21.43%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 3 (21.43%) Veritas File System
3 3 (21.43%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (21.43%) Xen
4 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (7.14%) ProxySG
5 1 (7.14%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 7 (50.00%) Puppet
2 5 (35.71%) Ansible
2 5 (35.71%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (28.57%) NetBackup
4 3 (21.43%) SnapMirror
4 3 (21.43%) SnapVault
4 3 (21.43%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 1 (7.14%) NetApp OnCommand
Vendors
1 11 (78.57%) Red Hat
2 7 (50.00%) Oracle
3 6 (42.86%) NetApp
3 6 (42.86%) Sun
4 5 (35.71%) Brocade
4 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
5 3 (21.43%) Veritas
6 2 (14.29%) VMware
7 1 (7.14%) Blue Coat
7 1 (7.14%) Cisco
7 1 (7.14%) IBM
7 1 (7.14%) Juniper
7 1 (7.14%) McAfee
7 1 (7.14%) Palo Alto
7 1 (7.14%) Proofpoint
7 1 (7.14%) Symantec