The median contractor rate for a Unix Administrator was £435 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unix Administrator
UK
Rank 524 491 560
Rank change year-on-year -33 +69  
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Administrator 59 151 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.28% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.30% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 99 44
Median daily rate £435 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.75% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £328 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £475 £514
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +1.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Median hourly rate - £50.50 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.31%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £50.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year - +6.31%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42574 50675 51233
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.79% 95.19% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27643 32785 30936
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1490 1588 2053
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.93 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Unix Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Unix Administrator.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix Administrator in the UK

Unix Administrator
Top 24 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 3 months to 27 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
England -24 55 £450 +12.50% 6
South East -14 23 £400 -1.23% 2
Surrey -9 21 £475 +11.76%
London +1 19 £488 +15.38% 3
Epsom - 13 £400 -
North West +28 7 £415 -
City of London +2 5 £500 +16.27% 2
Scotland +7 4 £400 -4.76%
South West +2 4 £463 +19.35% 1
Manchester +11 3 - -
Liverpool - 3 £410 -
Merseyside - 3 £410 -
West Midlands +9 2 £419 +11.66%
Edinburgh +4 2 - -
Bristol +3 2 £375 - 1
Birmingham -1 2 £419 +11.66%
Devon - 2 £555 -
Plymouth - 2 £555 -
Cheshire +28 1 £420 -
Berkshire +28 1 £370 -11.37% 2
Crawley +6 1 £400 +8.65%
West Sussex -1 1 £400 +9.21%
Glasgow -4 1 - -
Slough - 1 £370 -

Unix Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, Unix 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 Unix Administrator in the job title.

1 161 (100.00%) Unix
2 143 (88.82%) Linux
3 113 (70.19%) Red Hat
4 90 (55.90%) Solaris
5 81 (50.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 77 (47.83%) Finance
7 72 (44.72%) Veritas
8 63 (39.13%) SAN
9 60 (37.27%) Sun
10 57 (35.40%) Oracle
11 49 (30.43%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 43 (26.71%) NAS
13 40 (24.84%) VMware
14 39 (24.22%) Veritas File System
15 38 (23.60%) Perl
16 37 (22.98%) Enterprise Storage
17 36 (22.36%) NFS
17 36 (22.36%) HP
17 36 (22.36%) Banking
18 34 (21.12%) NetApp
18 34 (21.12%) High Availability
19 33 (20.50%) Change Control
20 32 (19.88%) Change Management
21 31 (19.25%) EMC
22 30 (18.63%) Bash Shell
23 28 (17.39%) Puppet
24 27 (16.77%) LDAP
25 26 (16.15%) IBM
25 26 (16.15%) NetBackup
26 24 (14.91%) Veritas Volume Manager

Unix Administrator Skill Set
Top Related 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 8 (4.97%) Apache
2 5 (3.11%) Tomcat
3 4 (2.48%) JBoss
4 2 (1.24%) nginx
4 2 (1.24%) SAS
5 1 (0.62%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.62%) Confluence
5 1 (0.62%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.62%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.62%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.62%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.62%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.62%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.62%) Oracle Retail
1 1 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.62%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 15 (9.32%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.24%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.62%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 63 (39.13%) SAN
2 43 (26.71%) NAS
3 27 (16.77%) LDAP
4 22 (13.66%) DNS
4 22 (13.66%) TCP/IP
5 16 (9.94%) SSH
6 15 (9.32%) FTP
7 11 (6.83%) iSCSI
8 9 (5.59%) Kerberos
9 8 (4.97%) Internet
10 6 (3.73%) Cisco Nexus
11 4 (2.48%) DHCP
11 4 (2.48%) Fibre Channel
11 4 (2.48%) Firewall
12 2 (1.24%) Ethernet
13 1 (0.62%) Cisco IOS
13 1 (0.62%) IGMP
13 1 (0.62%) Network Security
13 1 (0.62%) OpenLDAP
13 1 (0.62%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.97%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (3.11%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (2.48%) GIS
3 4 (2.48%) InterSystems Cache
4 2 (1.24%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.24%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.62%) Big Data
5 1 (0.62%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.62%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.62%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 18 (11.18%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (4.97%) JIRA
3 2 (1.24%) Subversion
4 1 (0.62%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.62%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.62%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 77 (47.83%) Finance
2 36 (22.36%) Banking
3 17 (10.56%) Legal
4 11 (6.83%) Financial Institution
5 8 (4.97%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.86%) Law
7 1 (0.62%) Electronics
7 1 (0.62%) Front Office
7 1 (0.62%) Games
7 1 (0.62%) Japanese Language
7 1 (0.62%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.62%) Marketing
7 1 (0.62%) Retail
7 1 (0.62%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.48%) LAMP
1 4 (2.48%) SAML
2 3 (1.86%) Middleware
3 2 (1.24%) Web Services
4 1 (0.62%) COM
4 1 (0.62%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 37 (22.98%) Enterprise Storage
2 16 (9.94%) Replication
3 14 (8.70%) Clustering
3 14 (8.70%) Data Centre
4 7 (4.35%) Management Information System
4 7 (4.35%) Symmetrix
5 6 (3.73%) EMC VNX
5 6 (3.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 5 (3.11%) Fintech
7 4 (2.48%) Algorithms
7 4 (2.48%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (1.86%) RSA SecurID
9 2 (1.24%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (1.24%) CLARiiON
10 1 (0.62%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.62%) Derivative
10 1 (0.62%) Freedom of Information
10 1 (0.62%) Freedom of Information Act
10 1 (0.62%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.62%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 161 (100.00%) Unix
2 143 (88.82%) Linux
3 90 (55.90%) Solaris
4 81 (50.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 21 (13.04%) AIX
5 21 (13.04%) SUSE
6 16 (9.94%) Windows
7 11 (6.83%) CentOS
7 11 (6.83%) HPUX
8 9 (5.59%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 7 (4.35%) Oracle Linux
9 7 (4.35%) VMS
10 4 (2.48%) Windows Server
11 3 (1.86%) Data ONTAP
12 2 (1.24%) Debian
12 2 (1.24%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.62%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.62%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.62%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (21.12%) High Availability
2 33 (20.50%) Change Control
3 32 (19.88%) Change Management
4 20 (12.42%) Disaster Recovery
4 20 (12.42%) Service Delivery
5 19 (11.80%) Problem Management
6 15 (9.32%) ITIL
7 14 (8.70%) Configuration Management
8 11 (6.83%) Load Balancing
9 10 (6.21%) Low Latency
10 9 (5.59%) Capacity Planning
10 9 (5.59%) Kernel Tuning
10 9 (5.59%) Migration
10 9 (5.59%) Performance Monitoring
11 7 (4.35%) Capacity Management
11 7 (4.35%) ITIL V3
11 7 (4.35%) Root Cause Analysis
12 6 (3.73%) Project Management
12 6 (3.73%) User Acceptance Testing
13 5 (3.11%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (23.60%) Perl
2 30 (18.63%) Bash Shell
3 21 (13.04%) Shell Script
4 18 (11.18%) Python
5 9 (5.59%) SQL
6 7 (4.35%) Korn
7 5 (3.11%) Java
7 5 (3.11%) PowerShell
8 3 (1.86%) Bourne shell
8 3 (1.86%) C
8 3 (1.86%) C-shell
8 3 (1.86%) PHP
8 3 (1.86%) SystemTap
9 1 (0.62%) C++
9 1 (0.62%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.62%) R
Qualifications
1 8 (4.97%) Security Cleared
2 7 (4.35%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.48%) RHCSA
4 3 (1.86%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.24%) RHCE
6 1 (0.62%) Degree
6 1 (0.62%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.62%) EMC Certification
6 1 (0.62%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.24%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (1.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (1.24%) SLA
System Software
1 49 (30.43%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 39 (24.22%) Veritas File System
3 36 (22.36%) NFS
4 24 (14.91%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 14 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
6 11 (6.83%) Virtual Servers
7 10 (6.21%) SRDF
7 10 (6.21%) vSphere
8 7 (4.35%) Oracle RAC
9 6 (3.73%) Active Directory
9 6 (3.73%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (2.48%) KVM
10 4 (2.48%) Samba
11 3 (1.86%) GPFS
11 3 (1.86%) RHEV
12 2 (1.24%) FreeRADIUS
12 2 (1.24%) Hyper-V
12 2 (1.24%) VMware ESX
13 1 (0.62%) VirtualBox
13 1 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 28 (17.39%) Puppet
2 26 (16.15%) NetBackup
3 18 (11.18%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 17 (10.56%) Nagios
5 10 (6.21%) EMC Navisphere
6 9 (5.59%) Ansible
6 9 (5.59%) Red Hat Satellite
7 6 (3.73%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (3.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 4 (2.48%) Control-M
9 4 (2.48%) Norton AntiVirus
9 4 (2.48%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 4 (2.48%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 3 (1.86%) BMC PATROL
10 3 (1.86%) OpenAM
10 3 (1.86%) OpenView
10 3 (1.86%) Oracle ZFS
11 2 (1.24%) BladeLogic
11 2 (1.24%) HP Data Protector
12 1 (0.62%) Bcfg2
Vendors
1 113 (70.19%) Red Hat
2 72 (44.72%) Veritas
3 60 (37.27%) Sun
4 57 (35.40%) Oracle
5 40 (24.84%) VMware
6 36 (22.36%) HP
7 34 (21.12%) NetApp
8 31 (19.25%) EMC
9 26 (16.15%) IBM
10 23 (14.29%) Symantec
11 15 (9.32%) Brocade
12 14 (8.70%) Cisco
13 6 (3.73%) CommVault
13 6 (3.73%) Splunk
14 5 (3.11%) 3PAR
14 5 (3.11%) Microsoft
15 4 (2.48%) CyberArk
15 4 (2.48%) ForgeRock
16 3 (1.86%) Nimble Storage
17 2 (1.24%) BMC
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