The median contractor rate for a Unix Administrator was £386 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 June 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 Administrator
UK
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 552 508 538
Rank change year-on-year -44 +30  
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Administrator 58 143 107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.27% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.28% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 107 79
Median daily rate £386 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.43% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £386 £350
% change year-on-year -0.97% +10.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £51.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +218.75%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £51.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +218.75%  

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 44648 51085 52304
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.85% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28819 33278 32902
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1391 1532 1988
Median hourly rate £18.69 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.80% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.42 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

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 28 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix Administrator.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix Administrator in the UK

Unix Administrator
Top 30 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 28 June 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 -27 54 £386 -3.43% 3
South East +10 26 £386 -0.96% 2
London -18 13 £425 -10.52%
Surrey +2 11 £412 +2.96% 1
City of London 0 8 £425 +6.25%
Newcastle upon Tyne +78 7 £325 +14.03%
North East +75 7 £325 +14.03%
Tyne and Wear +75 7 £325 +14.03%
Redhill -14 7 £386 -0.96% 1
North West +17 5 £420 +8.38%
Buckinghamshire - 5 - -
Cheshire +11 3 £420 +29.23%
West Sussex +8 3 £383 +4.79%
Camberley +5 3 £438 +2.94%
Oxfordshire -4 3 £375 -
Gatwick -4 3 £383 +4.79%
Milton Keynes - 3 - -
Scotland +13 2 £250 -32.88%
Edinburgh +7 2 £250 -41.17%
Lancashire +7 2 £420 -
Preston -16 2 £420 -
Berkshire - 2 - -
West Yorkshire +21 1 - -
Yorkshire +18 1 - -
Knutsford +3 1 £420 +86.66%
Oxford -3 1 £395 +5.33%
Kent -3 1 £325 -23.52% 1
South West -4 1 £435 +16.00%
Bristol -4 1 £435 +12.25%
East Midlands - 1 £375 -

Unix Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 119 (100.00%) Unix
2 105 (88.24%) Linux
3 80 (67.23%) Red Hat
4 77 (64.71%) Solaris
5 64 (53.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 54 (45.38%) Oracle
6 54 (45.38%) Veritas
7 49 (41.18%) SAN
8 42 (35.29%) Sun
9 41 (34.45%) Finance
10 35 (29.41%) NAS
11 33 (27.73%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 31 (26.05%) High Availability
13 30 (25.21%) Perl
14 29 (24.37%) VMware
15 27 (22.69%) Veritas File System
16 26 (21.85%) AIX
17 25 (21.01%) EMC
17 25 (21.01%) NetBackup
17 25 (21.01%) Enterprise Storage
18 24 (20.17%) Banking
19 23 (19.33%) Change Management
20 22 (18.49%) Disaster Recovery
21 19 (15.97%) Clustering
21 19 (15.97%) Shell Script
21 19 (15.97%) Veritas Storage Foundation
22 18 (15.13%) ITIL
23 17 (14.29%) Symantec
23 17 (14.29%) HP
23 17 (14.29%) Brocade

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 (9.24%) Apache
2 10 (8.40%) JBoss
2 10 (8.40%) Tomcat
3 7 (5.88%) iPlanet
3 7 (5.88%) Oracle Application Server
3 7 (5.88%) WebLogic
4 3 (2.52%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.84%) Confluence
5 1 (0.84%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.84%) SAS
5 1 (0.84%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.84%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.84%) Bankmaster
1 1 (0.84%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 1 (0.84%) Oracle Retail
1 1 (0.84%) SAP ERP
1 1 (0.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.84%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.52%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (2.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.84%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 49 (41.18%) SAN
2 35 (29.41%) NAS
3 11 (9.24%) TCP/IP
4 9 (7.56%) DNS
4 9 (7.56%) Ethernet
4 9 (7.56%) Fibre Channel
4 9 (7.56%) Firewall
4 9 (7.56%) FTP
4 9 (7.56%) iSCSI
4 9 (7.56%) SSH
5 6 (5.04%) LDAP
6 2 (1.68%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (1.68%) Internet
6 2 (1.68%) NX-OS
7 1 (0.84%) FCoE
7 1 (0.84%) IPsec
7 1 (0.84%) Network Security
7 1 (0.84%) SSL
7 1 (0.84%) VLAN
7 1 (0.84%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.36%) InterSystems Cache
2 2 (1.68%) GIS
2 2 (1.68%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.68%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.84%) DB2
3 1 (0.84%) DB2 UDB
3 1 (0.84%) KDB
3 1 (0.84%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.84%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 11 (9.24%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (2.52%) JIRA
3 2 (1.68%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.84%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.84%) Subversion
General
1 41 (34.45%) Finance
2 24 (20.17%) Banking
3 11 (9.24%) Investment Banking
3 11 (9.24%) Legal
4 2 (1.68%) German Language
4 2 (1.68%) Law
4 2 (1.68%) Retail
4 2 (1.68%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.84%) Electronics
5 1 (0.84%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.84%) Games
5 1 (0.84%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.84%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.88%) J2EE
2 3 (2.52%) Middleware
3 2 (1.68%) LAMP
4 1 (0.84%) COM
4 1 (0.84%) D3.js
4 1 (0.84%) Flash
4 1 (0.84%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.84%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (21.01%) Enterprise Storage
2 19 (15.97%) Clustering
3 10 (8.40%) Data Centre
4 8 (6.72%) Computer Science
4 8 (6.72%) Management Information System
4 8 (6.72%) Replication
5 6 (5.04%) EMC VNX
6 3 (2.52%) Freedom of Information
6 3 (2.52%) Freedom of Information Act
6 3 (2.52%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (2.52%) Symmetrix
7 2 (1.68%) CMDB
7 2 (1.68%) Fintech
7 2 (1.68%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.84%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.84%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.84%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.84%) Online Games
8 1 (0.84%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.84%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 119 (100.00%) Unix
2 105 (88.24%) Linux
3 77 (64.71%) Solaris
4 64 (53.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 26 (21.85%) AIX
6 15 (12.61%) HPUX
7 13 (10.92%) SUSE
8 12 (10.08%) Windows
9 11 (9.24%) CentOS
10 5 (4.20%) VMS
11 4 (3.36%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 3 (2.52%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (1.68%) Windows Server
13 2 (1.68%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (1.68%) Windows Server 2012
14 1 (0.84%) Data ONTAP
14 1 (0.84%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (26.05%) High Availability
2 23 (19.33%) Change Management
3 22 (18.49%) Disaster Recovery
4 18 (15.13%) ITIL
5 16 (13.45%) Change Control
5 16 (13.45%) Load Balancing
6 14 (11.76%) Service Delivery
7 13 (10.92%) Problem Management
8 12 (10.08%) Migration
9 7 (5.88%) Configuration Management
9 7 (5.88%) DevOps
9 7 (5.88%) Mathematics
10 6 (5.04%) Performance Monitoring
11 5 (4.20%) Capacity Management
12 4 (3.36%) Project Management
12 4 (3.36%) Service Management
13 3 (2.52%) Benchmarking
13 3 (2.52%) Performance Management
13 3 (2.52%) Quality Management
13 3 (2.52%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (25.21%) Perl
2 19 (15.97%) Shell Script
3 14 (11.76%) Python
4 11 (9.24%) Korn
5 10 (8.40%) Bash Shell
6 7 (5.88%) AWK
6 7 (5.88%) Bourne shell
6 7 (5.88%) SQL
7 3 (2.52%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.84%) C
8 1 (0.84%) C-shell
8 1 (0.84%) Java
8 1 (0.84%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.84%) PHP
8 1 (0.84%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (8.40%) Security Cleared
2 9 (7.56%) RHCE
2 9 (7.56%) RHCSA
2 9 (7.56%) SC Cleared
3 8 (6.72%) Degree
4 7 (5.88%) OCA
4 7 (5.88%) OCP
4 7 (5.88%) Oracle Certification
5 3 (2.52%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.84%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.84%) EMC Certification
6 1 (0.84%) RHCSS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.36%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.84%) JSP 440
2 1 (0.84%) QA
2 1 (0.84%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (27.73%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 27 (22.69%) Veritas File System
3 15 (12.61%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 14 (11.76%) NFS
5 12 (10.08%) VMware Infrastructure
6 9 (7.56%) Virtual Servers
7 7 (5.88%) GlusterFS
8 6 (5.04%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (4.20%) Oracle RAC
9 5 (4.20%) SRDF
10 4 (3.36%) Active Directory
10 4 (3.36%) GPFS
11 3 (2.52%) Hyper-V
11 3 (2.52%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (1.68%) LXC
13 1 (0.84%) GFS2
13 1 (0.84%) KVM
13 1 (0.84%) OCFS2
13 1 (0.84%) RHEV
13 1 (0.84%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 25 (21.01%) NetBackup
2 19 (15.97%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 10 (8.40%) Nagios
3 10 (8.40%) Puppet
4 8 (6.72%) EMC Navisphere
4 8 (6.72%) Red Hat Satellite
5 7 (5.88%) Oracle ZFS
5 7 (5.88%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 5 (4.20%) Ansible
6 5 (4.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 4 (3.36%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (2.52%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (2.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 2 (1.68%) vRealize
9 2 (1.68%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.84%) Bcfg2
10 1 (0.84%) EMC NetWorker
10 1 (0.84%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
10 1 (0.84%) PowerCLI
10 1 (0.84%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 80 (67.23%) Red Hat
2 54 (45.38%) Oracle
2 54 (45.38%) Veritas
3 42 (35.29%) Sun
4 29 (24.37%) VMware
5 25 (21.01%) EMC
6 17 (14.29%) Brocade
6 17 (14.29%) HP
6 17 (14.29%) Symantec
7 14 (11.76%) NetApp
8 11 (9.24%) Cisco
9 8 (6.72%) IBM
10 7 (5.88%) F5
10 7 (5.88%) StorageTek
11 5 (4.20%) SaltStack
12 3 (2.52%) Microsoft
12 3 (2.52%) Splunk
13 2 (1.68%) Google
13 2 (1.68%) SAP
13 2 (1.68%) Sybase
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