Period
to 15 June 2019

The median contractor rate for a Unix Administrator was £435 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 15 June 2019.

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
15 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 759 778 714
Rank change year-on-year +19 -64 -103
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Administrator 70 110 120
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.077% 0.11% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.082% 0.12% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 81 82
UK median daily rate £435 £420 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% +4.35% +0.63%
10th Percentile £324 £313 £313
90th Percentile £553 £675 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £381 £400 £395
% change year-on-year -4.69% +1.27% -1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £49.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.29% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £49.50 -
% change year-on-year -29.29% - -

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 85,648 94,232 86,203
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.55% 94.82% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,225 61,665 55,821
UK median daily rate £473 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £273 £268 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,782 3,047 2,888
UK median hourly rate £19.03 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.72% -5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.64 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +2.86% -2.78% -10.00%

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 15 June 2019.

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 11 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 15 June 2019. 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 +12 68 £435 +2.35% 6
London +29 38 £475 - 2
UK excluding London +1 32 £381 -4.69% 5
North of England +20 12 £335 -17.54% 2
North West +33 10 £325 -23.53%
South West -10 10 £415 -2.35%
South East -1 5 £400 - 1
Midlands +19 3 £375 +2.74%
West Midlands +1 3 £375 -
Scotland +19 2 - -
Yorkshire +10 2 £550 +37.50% 1

Unix Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 June 2019, 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 70 (100.00%) Unix
2 54 (77.14%) Linux
3 44 (62.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 35 (50.00%) Red Hat
5 33 (47.14%) Solaris
6 21 (30.00%) Veritas
7 18 (25.71%) VMware
8 17 (24.29%) Security Cleared
8 17 (24.29%) Docker
9 15 (21.43%) AIX
10 14 (20.00%) IBM
10 14 (20.00%) SC Cleared
10 14 (20.00%) CentOS
11 13 (18.57%) Finance
12 12 (17.14%) Management Information System
12 12 (17.14%) LDAP
12 12 (17.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 11 (15.71%) ITIL
13 11 (15.71%) SAN
14 10 (14.29%) Microsoft
14 10 (14.29%) Perl
14 10 (14.29%) Banking
14 10 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
14 10 (14.29%) Kubernetes
14 10 (14.29%) Terraform
15 9 (12.86%) Amazon EC2
15 9 (12.86%) Amazon S3
15 9 (12.86%) VMware Infrastructure
15 9 (12.86%) Clustering
15 9 (12.86%) Data Security

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 1 (1.43%) Apache
1 1 (1.43%) Apache Airflow
1 1 (1.43%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (12.86%) Amazon EC2
2 9 (12.86%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 11 (15.71%) SAN
2 5 (7.14%) TCP/IP
3 4 (5.71%) DNS
4 3 (4.29%) SMTP
5 2 (2.86%) DHCP
5 2 (2.86%) Internet
5 2 (2.86%) NAS
6 1 (1.43%) 2.5G
6 1 (1.43%) 2G
6 1 (1.43%) 3G
6 1 (1.43%) 4G
6 1 (1.43%) 5G
6 1 (1.43%) Firewall
6 1 (1.43%) FTP
6 1 (1.43%) HTTP
6 1 (1.43%) InfiniBand
6 1 (1.43%) iSCSI
6 1 (1.43%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (1.43%) SSH
6 1 (1.43%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.43%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (2.86%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.86%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (2.86%) Oracle Exadata
3 1 (1.43%) Apache Hive
3 1 (1.43%) Big Data
3 1 (1.43%) Cloudera CDH
3 1 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.43%) HBase
3 1 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.43%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (8.57%) JIRA
2 2 (2.86%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (2.86%) Subversion
General
1 13 (18.57%) Finance
2 10 (14.29%) Banking
3 3 (4.29%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.43%) Games
4 1 (1.43%) Legal
4 1 (1.43%) Retail
4 1 (1.43%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (17.14%) LDAP
2 2 (2.86%) Middleware
2 2 (2.86%) Regular Expression
3 1 (1.43%) Kafka
3 1 (1.43%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.14%) Management Information System
2 9 (12.86%) Clustering
3 6 (8.57%) HACMP
4 4 (5.71%) Freedom of Information
4 4 (5.71%) Freedom of Information Act
5 2 (2.86%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.43%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.43%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.43%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.43%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (1.43%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.43%) Online Games
6 1 (1.43%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 70 (100.00%) Unix
2 54 (77.14%) Linux
3 44 (62.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 33 (47.14%) Solaris
5 15 (21.43%) AIX
6 14 (20.00%) CentOS
7 6 (8.57%) HPUX
8 3 (4.29%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 3 (4.29%) Windows
8 3 (4.29%) Windows Server
9 2 (2.86%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (1.43%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (15.71%) ITIL
2 9 (12.86%) Data Security
3 8 (11.43%) Project Management
3 8 (11.43%) Security Management
3 8 (11.43%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (8.57%) Data Protection
6 4 (5.71%) Customer Requirements
6 4 (5.71%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (5.71%) Risk Management
6 4 (5.71%) Storage Management
7 3 (4.29%) Change Management
7 3 (4.29%) E-Commerce
7 3 (4.29%) Migration
7 3 (4.29%) Runbook
8 2 (2.86%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (2.86%) Configuration Management
8 2 (2.86%) Performance Management
8 2 (2.86%) Problem Management
8 2 (2.86%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (14.29%) Perl
2 6 (8.57%) Bash Shell
2 6 (8.57%) Java
3 5 (7.14%) Shell Script
3 5 (7.14%) SQL
4 3 (4.29%) PowerShell
4 3 (4.29%) Python
5 2 (2.86%) Bourne shell
5 2 (2.86%) COBOL
5 2 (2.86%) C-shell
5 2 (2.86%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.43%) Korn
Qualifications
1 17 (24.29%) Security Cleared
2 14 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 8 (11.43%) ITIL Certification
4 7 (10.00%) IBM Certification
5 4 (5.71%) DV Cleared
6 2 (2.86%) Degree
7 1 (1.43%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.43%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (1.43%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.29%) SLA
2 1 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 17 (24.29%) Docker
2 12 (17.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 9 (12.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (10.00%) Virtual Servers
5 6 (8.57%) KVM
6 3 (4.29%) vSphere
7 2 (2.86%) Cronacle
7 2 (2.86%) Veritas File System
7 2 (2.86%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 2 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (1.43%) Active Directory
8 1 (1.43%) Firmware
8 1 (1.43%) HDFS
8 1 (1.43%) NFS
8 1 (1.43%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (1.43%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 10 (14.29%) Kubernetes
1 10 (14.29%) Terraform
2 8 (11.43%) NetBackup
2 8 (11.43%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (8.57%) Single Sign-On
4 5 (7.14%) Ansible
4 5 (7.14%) Control-M
5 3 (4.29%) Puppet
6 2 (2.86%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (2.86%) Nagios
6 2 (2.86%) OpenView
6 2 (2.86%) Oracle ZFS
7 1 (1.43%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (1.43%) Oozie
7 1 (1.43%) SCCM
7 1 (1.43%) Tivoli
7 1 (1.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (1.43%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 35 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 21 (30.00%) Veritas
3 18 (25.71%) VMware
4 14 (20.00%) IBM
5 10 (14.29%) Microsoft
6 9 (12.86%) EMC
7 7 (10.00%) Oracle
8 6 (8.57%) 3PAR
9 5 (7.14%) HP
10 3 (4.29%) Broadcom
10 3 (4.29%) CA
11 2 (2.86%) F5
11 2 (2.86%) Hitachi
11 2 (2.86%) Remedy
12 1 (1.43%) Bloomberg
12 1 (1.43%) BMC
12 1 (1.43%) Dell
12 1 (1.43%) Infoblox
12 1 (1.43%) Reuters
12 1 (1.43%) Trend Micro