Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Unix Systems Administrator was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 21 November 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 West
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 194 190 213
Rank change year-on-year -4 +23 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Systems Administrator 16 13 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.28% 0.23% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.24% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 11 6
South West median daily rate £525 £350 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.00% +5.66% -27.79%
10th Percentile £353 £320 £267
90th Percentile £600 £400 £538
England median daily rate £423 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +2.42% +3.13% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
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 West. 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 West
Contract vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 5369 5418 6233
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.09% 94.95% 95.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 3365 3520 4060
South West median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - -
10th Percentile £210 £213 £219
90th Percentile £538 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 251 344 395
South West median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -10.71% +40.00%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.00 £11.17
90th Percentile £50.00 £46.00 £46.20
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Unix Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

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 6 months to 21 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 21 November 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
Devon - 8 £575 -
Bristol -9 6 £450 +20.00%
Wiltshire -5 2 £331 -2.57%
Unix Systems Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 16 (100.00%) Unix
2 13 (81.25%) Linux
3 10 (62.50%) Solaris
4 8 (50.00%) ITIL
4 8 (50.00%) JBoss
5 7 (43.75%) Middleware
5 7 (43.75%) Service Management
6 6 (37.50%) Management Information System
6 6 (37.50%) Risk Management
6 6 (37.50%) Freedom of Information
6 6 (37.50%) Project Management
6 6 (37.50%) Customer Requirements
6 6 (37.50%) Freedom of Information Act
6 6 (37.50%) Data Protection
6 6 (37.50%) Security Cleared
6 6 (37.50%) DevOps
7 4 (25.00%) NAS
7 4 (25.00%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (25.00%) SAN
8 3 (18.75%) Red Hat
8 3 (18.75%) AIX
8 3 (18.75%) Perl
8 3 (18.75%) Oracle
8 3 (18.75%) Apache
8 3 (18.75%) Xen
8 3 (18.75%) Bash Shell
9 2 (12.50%) Mentoring
9 2 (12.50%) Relational Database
9 2 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared

Unix Systems 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 8 (50.00%) JBoss
2 3 (18.75%) Apache
3 2 (12.50%) Tomcat
4 1 (6.25%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (6.25%) iPlanet
4 1 (6.25%) MQSeries
4 1 (6.25%) OpenStack
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
4 1 (6.25%) WebLogic
4 1 (6.25%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) NAS
1 4 (25.00%) SAN
2 1 (6.25%) DNS
2 1 (6.25%) FCoE
2 1 (6.25%) Firewall
2 1 (6.25%) HTTP
2 1 (6.25%) iSCSI
2 1 (6.25%) LDAP
2 1 (6.25%) SSH
2 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.25%) VLAN
2 1 (6.25%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) Relational Database
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
1 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
1 1 (6.25%) JIRA
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (43.75%) Middleware
2 1 (6.25%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Freedom of Information
1 6 (37.50%) Freedom of Information Act
1 6 (37.50%) Management Information System
2 2 (12.50%) Clustering
2 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 2 (12.50%) Grid Computing
3 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
3 1 (6.25%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 16 (100.00%) Unix
2 13 (81.25%) Linux
3 10 (62.50%) Solaris
4 3 (18.75%) AIX
5 2 (12.50%) HPUX
5 2 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (6.25%) SUSE
6 1 (6.25%) Ubuntu
6 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) ITIL
2 7 (43.75%) Service Management
3 6 (37.50%) Customer Requirements
3 6 (37.50%) Data Protection
3 6 (37.50%) DevOps
3 6 (37.50%) Project Management
3 6 (37.50%) Risk Management
4 2 (12.50%) Contingency Planning
4 2 (12.50%) Mentoring
5 1 (6.25%) High Availability
5 1 (6.25%) Load Balancing
5 1 (6.25%) Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (6.25%) Requirements Management
5 1 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (6.25%) Unit Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) Bash Shell
1 3 (18.75%) Perl
2 1 (6.25%) C-shell
2 1 (6.25%) Korn
2 1 (6.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 4 (25.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (12.50%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (12.50%) Degree
3 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) Xen
2 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
2 1 (6.25%) iptables
2 1 (6.25%) KVM
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (6.25%) Samba
2 1 (6.25%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Ganglia
1 1 (6.25%) Nagios
1 1 (6.25%) NetBackup
1 1 (6.25%) OpenView
1 1 (6.25%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle
1 3 (18.75%) Red Hat
2 2 (12.50%) Sun
2 2 (12.50%) Veritas
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco
3 1 (6.25%) Cognos
3 1 (6.25%) F5
3 1 (6.25%) HP
3 1 (6.25%) Opsware
3 1 (6.25%) PlateSpin
3 1 (6.25%) VMware