Period
to 29 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Unix Systems Administrator was £386 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 29 July 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 System Administrator (Unix SA)
England > South East
6 months to
29 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 337 362 366
Rank change year-on-year +25 +4 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Systems Administrator 32 35 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.20% 0.19% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.20% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 29 13
South East median daily rate £386 £425 £466
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.12% -8.70% +30.03%
10th Percentile £344 £353 £313
90th Percentile £447 £455 £525
England median daily rate £400 £420 £380
% change year-on-year -4.76% +10.53% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
South East median hourly rate - - £16.00
England median hourly rate - - £16.00

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 15302 17626 18488
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.44% 95.02% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 8808 10656 10475
South East median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £243 £238 £228
90th Percentile £550 £545 £525
England median daily rate £442 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.06% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 723 751 882
South East median hourly rate £17.68 £19.63 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.91% +12.14% +2.94%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.50 £10.51
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £45.00
England median hourly rate £18.10 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -4.74% +8.57% +1.45%

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 29 July 2017.

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 29 July 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 +1 21 £438 +2.94%
Thames Valley +16 7 £375 -8.54%
Oxfordshire - 5 £375 -
Berkshire +35 2 £370 -9.76%
West Sussex - 2 £406 - 1
Kent +8 1 £325 -23.53%
Unix Systems Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 2017, 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 32 (100.00%) Unix
2 31 (96.88%) Linux
3 25 (78.13%) Solaris
3 25 (78.13%) Red Hat
4 21 (65.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 19 (59.38%) SAN
6 17 (53.13%) NAS
7 15 (46.88%) NetBackup
7 15 (46.88%) Sun
7 15 (46.88%) Oracle
7 15 (46.88%) Veritas
8 14 (43.75%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 12 (37.50%) Finance
10 11 (34.38%) Veritas File System
11 10 (31.25%) Enterprise Storage
11 10 (31.25%) High Availability
11 10 (31.25%) Symantec
11 10 (31.25%) Service Delivery
12 9 (28.13%) Change Management
13 8 (25.00%) Problem Management
13 8 (25.00%) Change Control
13 8 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
13 8 (25.00%) Legal
14 7 (21.88%) Shell Script
15 6 (18.75%) EMC
15 6 (18.75%) Brocade
15 6 (18.75%) Korn
15 6 (18.75%) Veritas Storage Foundation
16 5 (15.63%) Fibre Channel
16 5 (15.63%) RHCE

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 1 (3.13%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Bankmaster
Communications & Networking
1 19 (59.38%) SAN
2 17 (53.13%) NAS
3 5 (15.63%) Ethernet
3 5 (15.63%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (6.25%) FTP
4 2 (6.25%) SSH
5 1 (3.13%) Firewall
5 1 (3.13%) iSCSI
5 1 (3.13%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 8 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (37.50%) Finance
2 8 (25.00%) Legal
3 4 (12.50%) Banking
4 2 (6.25%) Games
5 1 (3.13%) Investment Banking
5 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (31.25%) Enterprise Storage
2 4 (12.50%) Computer Science
3 3 (9.38%) Data Centre
4 2 (6.25%) Management Information System
4 2 (6.25%) Online Games
5 1 (3.13%) Clustering
5 1 (3.13%) EMC VNX
5 1 (3.13%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (3.13%) Freedom of Information Act
5 1 (3.13%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (3.13%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 32 (100.00%) Unix
2 31 (96.88%) Linux
3 25 (78.13%) Solaris
4 21 (65.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (12.50%) CentOS
6 3 (9.38%) AIX
7 1 (3.13%) Data ONTAP
7 1 (3.13%) Windows
7 1 (3.13%) Windows Server
7 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (31.25%) High Availability
1 10 (31.25%) Service Delivery
2 9 (28.13%) Change Management
3 8 (25.00%) Change Control
3 8 (25.00%) Problem Management
4 5 (15.63%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (12.50%) Mathematics
6 2 (6.25%) Asset Management
6 2 (6.25%) E-Commerce
6 2 (6.25%) Migration
7 1 (3.13%) Business Development
7 1 (3.13%) Capacity Management
7 1 (3.13%) Customer Requirements
7 1 (3.13%) Load Balancing
7 1 (3.13%) Patch Management
7 1 (3.13%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (3.13%) Regulatory Compliance
7 1 (3.13%) Risk Management
7 1 (3.13%) Security Patching
7 1 (3.13%) Server Patching
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.88%) Shell Script
2 6 (18.75%) Korn
3 5 (15.63%) Perl
4 4 (12.50%) AWK
4 4 (12.50%) Bourne shell
5 2 (6.25%) Bash Shell
5 2 (6.25%) SQL
6 1 (3.13%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (15.63%) RHCE
2 4 (12.50%) Degree
2 4 (12.50%) OCA
2 4 (12.50%) OCP
2 4 (12.50%) Oracle Certification
2 4 (12.50%) RHCSA
3 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 14 (43.75%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 11 (34.38%) Veritas File System
3 4 (12.50%) GlusterFS
4 1 (3.13%) Active Directory
4 1 (3.13%) NFS
4 1 (3.13%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (3.13%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (3.13%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (46.88%) NetBackup
2 6 (18.75%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 4 (12.50%) Oracle ZFS
3 4 (12.50%) Red Hat Satellite
3 4 (12.50%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 2 (6.25%) Nagios
4 2 (6.25%) Puppet
5 1 (3.13%) BladeLogic
5 1 (3.13%) EMC Navisphere
5 1 (3.13%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (3.13%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (3.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 25 (78.13%) Red Hat
2 15 (46.88%) Oracle
2 15 (46.88%) Sun
2 15 (46.88%) Veritas
3 10 (31.25%) Symantec
4 6 (18.75%) Brocade
4 6 (18.75%) EMC
5 5 (15.63%) VMware
6 4 (12.50%) HP
6 4 (12.50%) StorageTek
7 2 (6.25%) IBM
7 2 (6.25%) NetApp
8 1 (3.13%) Nimble Storage
8 1 (3.13%) Remedy
8 1 (3.13%) Sybase
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