The median contractor rate for a Unix Administrator was £393 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 23 June 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 West
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 136 140 141
Rank change year-on-year +4 +1  
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Administrator 2 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.074% 0.10% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.077% 0.11% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 2
Median daily rate £393 £375 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.66% +13.20%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £359 £315 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £427 £395 £366
UK excluding London median daily rate £379 £388 £350
% change year-on-year -2.25% +10.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £51.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +218.75%  

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 West. 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 West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2603 2852 2989
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 95.80% 95.32% 95.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1631 1843 1914
Median daily rate £375 £365 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.73% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £510 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 141 198
Median hourly rate £39.50 £26.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.47% +50.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £43.45 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

Unix Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Unix Administrator in the South West

Unix Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unix Administrator in the South West

Unix Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix Administrator in the South West

Unix Administrator
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 23 June 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
Bristol -3 2 £393 +1.29%
Unix Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 West region featuring Unix Administrator in the job title.

1 5 (100.00%) Linux
1 5 (100.00%) Unix
2 3 (60.00%) ITIL
2 3 (60.00%) JBoss
3 2 (40.00%) Service Management
3 2 (40.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (40.00%) Perl
3 2 (40.00%) Solaris
3 2 (40.00%) VMware
3 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (40.00%) CentOS
3 2 (40.00%) Bash Shell
3 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (40.00%) DevOps
3 2 (40.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (40.00%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (40.00%) Middleware
4 1 (20.00%) Web Operations
4 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (20.00%) NAS
4 1 (20.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (20.00%) Opsware
4 1 (20.00%) C-shell
4 1 (20.00%) Gluster
4 1 (20.00%) Puppet
4 1 (20.00%) FCoE
4 1 (20.00%) F5
4 1 (20.00%) High Availability
4 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) OpenStack

Unix Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 (60.00%) JBoss
2 1 (20.00%) Apache
2 1 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (20.00%) iPlanet
2 1 (20.00%) MQSeries
2 1 (20.00%) OpenStack
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (20.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (20.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (20.00%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) DNS
1 1 (20.00%) FCoE
1 1 (20.00%) Firewall
1 1 (20.00%) iSCSI
1 1 (20.00%) LDAP
1 1 (20.00%) NAS
1 1 (20.00%) SAN
1 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (20.00%) VLAN
1 1 (20.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Reports
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) Middleware
2 1 (20.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Clustering
1 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (20.00%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Linux
1 5 (100.00%) Unix
2 2 (40.00%) CentOS
2 2 (40.00%) Solaris
3 1 (20.00%) AIX
3 1 (20.00%) Debian
3 1 (20.00%) HPUX
3 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (20.00%) SUSE
3 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) DevOps
2 2 (40.00%) Service Management
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) High Availability
3 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (20.00%) Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (20.00%) Requirements Management
3 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Bash Shell
1 2 (40.00%) Perl
2 1 (20.00%) C-shell
2 1 (20.00%) Korn
2 1 (20.00%) Python
2 1 (20.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V
1 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (20.00%) Gluster
2 1 (20.00%) KVM
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (20.00%) Samba
2 1 (20.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Bcfg2
1 1 (20.00%) HAProxy
1 1 (20.00%) OpenView
1 1 (20.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Red Hat
1 2 (40.00%) VMware
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco
2 1 (20.00%) Cognos
2 1 (20.00%) F5
2 1 (20.00%) HP
2 1 (20.00%) Opsware
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) PlateSpin
2 1 (20.00%) Sun
2 1 (20.00%) Veritas