Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Unix Systems Administrator was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 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.

Senior Unix System Administrator
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 891 873 892
Rank change year-on-year -18 +19 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Unix Systems Administrator 5 13 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.005% 0.012% 0.002%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.005% 0.013% 0.002%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 2
UK median daily rate £450 £575 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.74% +39.39% +26.92%
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £338 £425
% change year-on-year +33.33% -20.59% +30.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97695 99488 108685
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.75% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64489 64865 69136
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2905 3326 4142
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.81% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.93 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.45 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Senior Unix Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Unix Systems Administrator in the UK

Senior Unix Systems Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Unix Systems Administrator in the UK

Senior Unix Systems Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Unix Systems Administrator in the UK

Senior Unix Systems Administrator
Top 4 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Unix Systems Administrator within the UK over the 6 months to 24 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
UK excluding London +36 5 £450 +33.33%
England -15 5 £450 -21.74%
South West - 3 £450 -
South East - 2 - -

Senior Unix Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, Senior 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 featuring Senior Unix Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 5 (100.00%) Unix
1 5 (100.00%) Xen
2 4 (80.00%) NAS
2 4 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (80.00%) Relational Database
2 4 (80.00%) SAN
2 4 (80.00%) Oracle
3 3 (60.00%) Perl
3 3 (60.00%) Bash Shell
3 3 (60.00%) Degree
3 3 (60.00%) Computer Science
3 3 (60.00%) Mentoring
3 3 (60.00%) Contingency Planning
3 3 (60.00%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (40.00%) Linux
5 1 (20.00%) Python
5 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (20.00%) DNS
5 1 (20.00%) Sun
5 1 (20.00%) Solaris
5 1 (20.00%) Red Hat
5 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (20.00%) Ruby
5 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (20.00%) JSON
5 1 (20.00%) Puppet
5 1 (20.00%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (20.00%) Oracle Exalogic
5 1 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (20.00%) Ansible

Senior Unix Systems Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) NAS
1 4 (80.00%) SAN
2 1 (20.00%) DNS
2 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Exadata
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Exalogic
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Unix
2 2 (40.00%) Linux
3 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (20.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Contingency Planning
1 3 (60.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Bash Shell
1 3 (60.00%) Perl
2 1 (20.00%) Python
2 1 (20.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (60.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (60.00%) Degree
3 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 5 (100.00%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Ansible
1 1 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (20.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (20.00%) Sun