The median contractor rate for a Unix Systems Administrator was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unix System Administrator (Unix SA)
England / South West
Rank 130 128 142
Rank change year-on-year -2 +14  
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Systems Administrator 3 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.12% 0.24% 0.065%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.25% 0.067%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 2
Median daily rate £525 £388 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.48% +19.23%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £420 £325
% change year-on-year - +29.23%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 2439 2772 2969
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 95.31% 96.65% 95.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1547 1791 1866
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 156 182 142
Median hourly rate £38.50 £39.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.28% +30.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Unix Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Unix Systems Administrator in the South West

Unix Systems 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 Systems Administrator in the South West.

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

Unix Systems Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unix Systems Administrator in the South West over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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

Unix Systems Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

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

Unix Systems 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 Systems Administrator within the South West region over the 3 months to 23 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
Devon - 2 £555 -
Bristol -1 1 £400 +6.66% 1
Unix Systems Administrator
England

Unix Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 21 Related IT Skills in the South West

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

1 3 (100.00%) Unix
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Service Management
2 2 (66.67%) Middleware
2 2 (66.67%) DevOps
2 2 (66.67%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (66.67%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (66.67%) JBoss
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) Perl
3 1 (33.33%) Solaris
3 1 (33.33%) Python
3 1 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) CentOS
3 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
3 1 (33.33%) Gluster
3 1 (33.33%) Puppet
3 1 (33.33%) HAProxy
3 1 (33.33%) Web Operations

Unix Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top Related 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 2 (66.67%) JBoss
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) Middleware
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
1 3 (100.00%) Unix
2 1 (33.33%) CentOS
2 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) DevOps
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) Service Management
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
1 1 (33.33%) Perl
1 1 (33.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Gluster
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) HAProxy
1 1 (33.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Red Hat
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