Period
to 21 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Unix Administrator was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

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
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 774 735 686
Rank change year-on-year -39 -49 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Administrator 105 147 209
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.15% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.16% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 81 147
UK median daily rate £425 £386 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.03% -3.44% +8.55%
10th Percentile £355 £281 £312
90th Percentile £675 £488 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £375
% change year-on-year +4.58% +2.00% +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
UK median hourly rate - £36.13 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £41.50 -

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 96,952 94,329 100,711
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.95% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,720 61,949 65,599
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £268 £263 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,111 2,809 3,298
UK median hourly rate £17.71 £18.70 £18.26
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.29% +2.40% +1.46%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.78% +2.86% -

Unix Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Unix Administrator in the UK

Unix Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unix Administrator in the UK

Unix Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unix Administrator over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unix Administrator in the UK

Unix Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix Administrator in the UK

Unix Administrator
Top 10 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 21 October 2018. 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
England -51 93 £425 +10.03% 9
UK excluding London -69 53 £400 +4.58% 13
London -12 51 £500 +21.21%
South East -37 21 £400 +3.56% 1
North of England -50 14 £375 +7.14% 5
Yorkshire -17 12 £375 - 4
Scotland -13 11 £400 +2.24% 4
East of England +15 7 £438 +18.24%
North West -33 2 £425 +4.29% 1
South West -29 1 £375 -10.18% 3

Unix Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, Unix Administrator contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads featuring Unix Administrator in the job title.

1 105 (100.00%) Unix
2 73 (69.52%) Linux
3 43 (40.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 41 (39.05%) Solaris
5 29 (27.62%) Red Hat
6 27 (25.71%) CentOS
7 26 (24.76%) Oracle
8 25 (23.81%) Python
9 24 (22.86%) AIX
10 23 (21.90%) Banking
11 22 (20.95%) DevOps
12 21 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
13 19 (18.10%) Investment Banking
14 17 (16.19%) SAN
15 16 (15.24%) Shell Script
15 16 (15.24%) Windows
15 16 (15.24%) Perl
15 16 (15.24%) VMware
15 16 (15.24%) Performance Engineering
15 16 (15.24%) Infrastructure Monitoring
15 16 (15.24%) Visualisation
15 16 (15.24%) Electronic Trading
16 15 (14.29%) ITIL
17 14 (13.33%) Management Information System
18 13 (12.38%) Kubernetes
19 12 (11.43%) Terraform
19 12 (11.43%) Amazon AWS
19 12 (11.43%) Bash Shell
19 12 (11.43%) Finance
19 12 (11.43%) Veritas

Unix 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:

Application Platforms
1 11 (10.48%) Apache
2 6 (5.71%) nginx
2 6 (5.71%) Tomcat
3 5 (4.76%) lighttpd
4 3 (2.86%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.90%) JBoss
6 1 (0.95%) Confluence
6 1 (0.95%) IIS
6 1 (0.95%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.95%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.95%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.95%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.95%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (11.43%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (4.76%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (4.76%) Amazon S3
2 5 (4.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 3 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.95%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 17 (16.19%) SAN
2 8 (7.62%) SSH
3 6 (5.71%) DNS
3 6 (5.71%) TCP/IP
4 4 (3.81%) Fibre Channel
4 4 (3.81%) Firewall
4 4 (3.81%) FTP
4 4 (3.81%) NetScaler
5 3 (2.86%) NAS
6 2 (1.90%) SMS
7 1 (0.95%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.95%) DAB
7 1 (0.95%) HTTP
7 1 (0.95%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.95%) LAN
7 1 (0.95%) PuTTY
7 1 (0.95%) tcpdump
7 1 (0.95%) WAN
7 1 (0.95%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.57%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (5.71%) MySQL
3 5 (4.76%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (3.81%) Hadoop
4 4 (3.81%) Ingres
5 1 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.95%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (3.81%) Git (software)
1 4 (3.81%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.95%) JIRA
General
1 23 (21.90%) Banking
2 19 (18.10%) Investment Banking
3 12 (11.43%) Finance
4 1 (0.95%) Advertising
4 1 (0.95%) Front Office
4 1 (0.95%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.67%) LDAP
2 5 (4.76%) LAPP Stack
3 4 (3.81%) Web Services
4 1 (0.95%) Middleware
4 1 (0.95%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (13.33%) Management Information System
2 8 (7.62%) Freedom of Information
2 8 (7.62%) Freedom of Information Act
3 5 (4.76%) Replication
3 5 (4.76%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (3.81%) Clustering
5 3 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.86%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.86%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.90%) Celerra
6 2 (1.90%) CLARiiON
6 2 (1.90%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.90%) Fintech
7 1 (0.95%) EMC VNX
7 1 (0.95%) NHS
7 1 (0.95%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 105 (100.00%) Unix
2 73 (69.52%) Linux
3 43 (40.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 41 (39.05%) Solaris
5 27 (25.71%) CentOS
6 24 (22.86%) AIX
7 16 (15.24%) Windows
8 7 (6.67%) HPUX
9 5 (4.76%) FreeBSD
9 5 (4.76%) Oracle Linux
10 4 (3.81%) Debian
11 3 (2.86%) SUSE
11 3 (2.86%) Ubuntu
11 3 (2.86%) Windows Server
12 1 (0.95%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (20.95%) DevOps
2 21 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
3 16 (15.24%) Electronic Trading
3 16 (15.24%) Infrastructure Monitoring
3 16 (15.24%) Performance Engineering
3 16 (15.24%) Visualisation
4 15 (14.29%) ITIL
5 10 (9.52%) Change Management
5 10 (9.52%) Data Security
5 10 (9.52%) Project Management
5 10 (9.52%) Security Management
5 10 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (8.57%) Configuration Management
6 9 (8.57%) Data Protection
6 9 (8.57%) Disaster Recovery
7 8 (7.62%) Change Control
7 8 (7.62%) Customer Requirements
7 8 (7.62%) Risk Management
8 6 (5.71%) Migration
8 6 (5.71%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (23.81%) Python
2 16 (15.24%) Perl
2 16 (15.24%) Shell Script
3 12 (11.43%) Bash Shell
4 9 (8.57%) Korn
4 9 (8.57%) SQL
5 7 (6.67%) Bourne shell
6 4 (3.81%) AWK
7 3 (2.86%) Java
8 2 (1.90%) C
8 2 (1.90%) PHP
8 2 (1.90%) Ruby
9 1 (0.95%) ANSI C
Qualifications
1 10 (9.52%) Security Cleared
2 9 (8.57%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.86%) Degree
3 3 (2.86%) OCA
3 3 (2.86%) OCP
3 3 (2.86%) Oracle Certification
3 3 (2.86%) RHCE
3 3 (2.86%) RHCSA
4 2 (1.90%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.95%) IBM Certification
5 1 (0.95%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.95%) GPG13
2 1 (0.95%) PMO
System Software
1 8 (7.62%) Docker
2 7 (6.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 6 (5.71%) Postfix
4 5 (4.76%) Varnish
5 4 (3.81%) GlusterFS
5 4 (3.81%) Virtual Servers
5 4 (3.81%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (3.81%) vSphere
6 3 (2.86%) Active Directory
6 3 (2.86%) NFS
7 2 (1.90%) RHEV
8 1 (0.95%) iptables
8 1 (0.95%) Squid
8 1 (0.95%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.95%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 13 (12.38%) Kubernetes
2 12 (11.43%) Terraform
3 9 (8.57%) Nagios
4 7 (6.67%) Ansible
4 7 (6.67%) Puppet
5 6 (5.71%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (5.71%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 5 (4.76%) Cacti
6 5 (4.76%) Oracle ZFS
6 5 (4.76%) SCCM
6 5 (4.76%) WSUS
7 4 (3.81%) NetBackup
7 4 (3.81%) Opsview
7 4 (3.81%) Red Hat Satellite
7 4 (3.81%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 4 (3.81%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 3 (2.86%) Tivoli
9 2 (1.90%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (1.90%) HP Data Protector
9 2 (1.90%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 29 (27.62%) Red Hat
2 26 (24.76%) Oracle
3 16 (15.24%) VMware
4 12 (11.43%) Veritas
5 10 (9.52%) EMC
5 10 (9.52%) HP
6 9 (8.57%) Sun
7 8 (7.62%) IBM
8 5 (4.76%) Brocade
9 4 (3.81%) Centrify
9 4 (3.81%) Juniper
9 4 (3.81%) NetApp
9 4 (3.81%) StorageTek
10 3 (2.86%) Cisco
11 2 (1.90%) Microsoft
12 1 (0.95%) CheckPoint
12 1 (0.95%) Dell
12 1 (0.95%) Remedy
12 1 (0.95%) Salesforce.com
12 1 (0.95%) Symantec