The median contractor rate for a Unix Systems Administrator was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 27 April 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
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 244 245 261
Rank change year-on-year +1 +16  
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Systems Administrator 18 32 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.22% 0.33% 0.100%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.34% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 26 5
Median daily rate £375 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £355 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £450 £466
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £400 £351
% change year-on-year -0.62% +13.96%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £16.00
UK excluding London 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 7658 9312 9483
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 93.94% 95.51% 94.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 4355 5720 5183
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.06% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £391 £375
% change year-on-year +2.43% +4.13%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 387 380 464
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £18.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% -7.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.25 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.72
% change year-on-year - +4.66%  

Unix Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

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 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 3 months to 27 April 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 -13 10 £475 +11.76%
Oxfordshire - 5 £375 -
Berkshire +19 1 £370 -9.75% 1
West Sussex - 1 £400 -
Unix Systems Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 30 (93.75%) Solaris
4 28 (87.50%) SAN
5 26 (81.25%) NAS
6 24 (75.00%) Red Hat
7 22 (68.75%) Sun
7 22 (68.75%) Veritas
7 22 (68.75%) Veritas File System
7 22 (68.75%) Enterprise Storage
8 21 (65.63%) High Availability
8 21 (65.63%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 21 (65.63%) Oracle
9 20 (62.50%) Symantec
9 20 (62.50%) NetBackup
10 18 (56.25%) Finance
10 18 (56.25%) Service Delivery
10 18 (56.25%) Change Management
10 18 (56.25%) Team Foundation Server
10 18 (56.25%) Problem Management
10 18 (56.25%) Change Control
11 17 (53.13%) Legal
12 11 (34.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (15.63%) Ethernet
14 4 (12.50%) FTP
14 4 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
14 4 (12.50%) Nagios
14 4 (12.50%) NetApp
14 4 (12.50%) Brocade
14 4 (12.50%) SSH

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%) OpenStack
1 1 (3.13%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (87.50%) SAN
2 26 (81.25%) NAS
3 5 (15.63%) Ethernet
4 4 (12.50%) FTP
4 4 (12.50%) SSH
5 3 (9.38%) iSCSI
6 1 (3.13%) DNS
6 1 (3.13%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 18 (56.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 18 (56.25%) Finance
2 17 (53.13%) Legal
3 1 (3.13%) Games
Miscellaneous
1 22 (68.75%) Enterprise Storage
2 3 (9.38%) EMC VNX
3 2 (6.25%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.25%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.13%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (3.13%) Freedom of Information Act
4 1 (3.13%) Online Games
4 1 (3.13%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 32 (100.00%) Unix
2 31 (96.88%) Linux
3 30 (93.75%) Solaris
4 11 (34.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.13%) AIX
5 1 (3.13%) Data ONTAP
5 1 (3.13%) Windows
5 1 (3.13%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.13%) Windows Server
5 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (65.63%) High Availability
2 18 (56.25%) Change Control
2 18 (56.25%) Change Management
2 18 (56.25%) Problem Management
2 18 (56.25%) Service Delivery
3 4 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (9.38%) Load Balancing
5 1 (3.13%) Asset Management
5 1 (3.13%) Capacity Management
5 1 (3.13%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.13%) Customer Requirements
5 1 (3.13%) Data Protection
5 1 (3.13%) E-Commerce
5 1 (3.13%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.13%) Regulatory Compliance
5 1 (3.13%) Risk Management
5 1 (3.13%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.38%) Perl
1 3 (9.38%) Shell Script
2 2 (6.25%) Python
3 1 (3.13%) Bash Shell
3 1 (3.13%) C++
3 1 (3.13%) Java
3 1 (3.13%) Korn
3 1 (3.13%) R
Qualifications
1 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 22 (68.75%) Veritas File System
2 21 (65.63%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 3 (9.38%) NFS
3 3 (9.38%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (3.13%) Active Directory
4 1 (3.13%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (3.13%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 20 (62.50%) NetBackup
2 4 (12.50%) Nagios
2 4 (12.50%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 3 (9.38%) EMC Navisphere
3 3 (9.38%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (9.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 24 (75.00%) Red Hat
2 22 (68.75%) Sun
2 22 (68.75%) Veritas
3 21 (65.63%) Oracle
4 20 (62.50%) Symantec
5 4 (12.50%) Brocade
5 4 (12.50%) NetApp
6 3 (9.38%) EMC
7 2 (6.25%) VMware
8 1 (3.13%) HP
8 1 (3.13%) IBM
8 1 (3.13%) Nimble Storage