Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Unix Administrator was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 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.

Unix Administrator
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 724 679 658
Rank change year-on-year -45 -21 +37
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Administrator 155 209 229
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.20% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.21% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 141 150
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +8.57%
10th Percentile £281 £313 £265
90th Percentile £550 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £345
% change year-on-year +3.33% +8.70% +0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 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 96939 98568 108531
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.76% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 63924 64295 69051
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 2896 3271 4142
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 20 November 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 15 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 20 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
England -14 148 £400 - 7
UK excluding London +28 107 £388 +3.33% 8
London -62 47 £425 -5.56%
South East +16 42 £386 -0.96% 4
North of England +50 31 £375 +3.45% 2
North West +25 19 £396 -2.46% 1
South West +15 18 £525 +44.83%
Yorkshire +15 10 £363 -9.38% 1
Midlands +26 8 £331 -22.06%
West Midlands +26 4 £383 -10.00%
Scotland -28 4 £388 -6.06%
East Midlands - 4 £283 -
North East +49 2 £278 -13.28%
Wales +13 2 £363 -9.38% 1
East of England -22 2 £370 +3.86% 1

Unix Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 155 (100.00%) Unix
2 121 (78.06%) Linux
3 76 (49.03%) Solaris
4 74 (47.74%) Red Hat
5 64 (41.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 43 (27.74%) Finance
7 41 (26.45%) Oracle
8 40 (25.81%) Perl
8 40 (25.81%) AIX
9 37 (23.87%) Veritas
10 33 (21.29%) Banking
11 27 (17.42%) Shell Script
12 26 (16.77%) SAN
13 23 (14.84%) VMware
13 23 (14.84%) Sun
13 23 (14.84%) Puppet
14 21 (13.55%) Bash Shell
15 20 (12.90%) Clustering
16 19 (12.26%) Disaster Recovery
17 18 (11.61%) HP
17 18 (11.61%) NFS
17 18 (11.61%) Windows
17 18 (11.61%) Python
17 18 (11.61%) ITIL
17 18 (11.61%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 18 (11.61%) Security Cleared
17 18 (11.61%) Investment Banking
18 17 (10.97%) Korn
18 17 (10.97%) Problem Management
18 17 (10.97%) Change Management

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 15 (9.68%) JBoss
2 10 (6.45%) Apache
2 10 (6.45%) Tomcat
3 8 (5.16%) WebLogic
4 4 (2.58%) OpenStack
4 4 (2.58%) SAS
5 3 (1.94%) Confluence
5 3 (1.94%) iPlanet
5 3 (1.94%) Oracle Application Server
6 2 (1.29%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.65%) IIS
7 1 (0.65%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.65%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.65%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 5 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.58%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.29%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.65%) Bankmaster
2 1 (0.65%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.65%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.16%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.94%) GitHub
4 1 (0.65%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 26 (16.77%) SAN
2 14 (9.03%) NAS
3 11 (7.10%) Fibre Channel
3 11 (7.10%) SSH
4 10 (6.45%) TCP/IP
5 9 (5.81%) DNS
6 8 (5.16%) Firewall
7 5 (3.23%) FTP
7 5 (3.23%) LDAP
7 5 (3.23%) SMS
8 3 (1.94%) Internet
9 2 (1.29%) BIG-IP
9 2 (1.29%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (1.29%) DHCP
9 2 (1.29%) Ethernet
9 2 (1.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 2 (1.29%) Kerberos
9 2 (1.29%) NX-OS
9 2 (1.29%) SSL
9 2 (1.29%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.16%) Relational Database
2 6 (3.87%) Oracle Database
2 6 (3.87%) Oracle Exadata
2 6 (3.87%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (1.94%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.29%) MySQL
4 2 (1.29%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.65%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.65%) DB2
5 1 (0.65%) DB2 UDB
5 1 (0.65%) GIS
5 1 (0.65%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.65%) Oracle9i Database
5 1 (0.65%) SAS EBI
Development Applications
1 5 (3.23%) Git (software)
1 5 (3.23%) JIRA
2 3 (1.94%) Bitbucket
2 3 (1.94%) Subversion
3 2 (1.29%) Jenkins
General
1 43 (27.74%) Finance
2 33 (21.29%) Banking
3 18 (11.61%) Investment Banking
4 8 (5.16%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.94%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.29%) Games
6 2 (1.29%) German Language
6 2 (1.29%) Law
7 1 (0.65%) Front Office
7 1 (0.65%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.81%) Middleware
2 3 (1.94%) J2EE
3 2 (1.29%) IBM Integration Bus
3 2 (1.29%) JSON
3 2 (1.29%) LAMP
3 2 (1.29%) LAPP Stack
4 1 (0.65%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (0.65%) Web Services
4 1 (0.65%) XML
4 1 (0.65%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (12.90%) Clustering
2 16 (10.32%) Data Centre
3 11 (7.10%) Computer Science
3 11 (7.10%) Management Information System
4 9 (5.81%) Enterprise Storage
5 7 (4.52%) Freedom of Information
5 7 (4.52%) Freedom of Information Act
6 3 (1.94%) Grid Computing
7 2 (1.29%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.29%) CMDB
7 2 (1.29%) Online Games
7 2 (1.29%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.29%) Replication
8 1 (0.65%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.65%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.65%) HACMP
8 1 (0.65%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.65%) NHS
8 1 (0.65%) Oracle Exalogic
Operating Systems
1 155 (100.00%) Unix
2 121 (78.06%) Linux
3 76 (49.03%) Solaris
4 64 (41.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 40 (25.81%) AIX
6 18 (11.61%) Windows
7 15 (9.68%) HPUX
7 15 (9.68%) SUSE
8 11 (7.10%) CentOS
9 6 (3.87%) Windows Server
10 4 (2.58%) Ubuntu
11 3 (1.94%) VMS
12 1 (0.65%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (0.65%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.65%) MVS
12 1 (0.65%) Scientific Linux
12 1 (0.65%) Tru64
12 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.65%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (12.26%) Disaster Recovery
2 18 (11.61%) ITIL
3 17 (10.97%) Change Management
3 17 (10.97%) Problem Management
4 13 (8.39%) Configuration Management
5 12 (7.74%) High Availability
6 11 (7.10%) DevOps
6 11 (7.10%) Performance Monitoring
6 11 (7.10%) Performance Tuning
7 10 (6.45%) Project Management
7 10 (6.45%) Service Management
8 8 (5.16%) Migration
8 8 (5.16%) Task Automation
9 7 (4.52%) Asset Management
9 7 (4.52%) Data Protection
9 7 (4.52%) Investment Management
9 7 (4.52%) Load Balancing
9 7 (4.52%) Risk Management
9 7 (4.52%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (3.87%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 40 (25.81%) Perl
2 27 (17.42%) Shell Script
3 21 (13.55%) Bash Shell
4 18 (11.61%) Python
5 17 (10.97%) Korn
6 15 (9.68%) SQL
7 5 (3.23%) AWK
7 5 (3.23%) Bourne shell
7 5 (3.23%) Java
8 4 (2.58%) Ruby
9 3 (1.94%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.29%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.65%) C
11 1 (0.65%) C++
11 1 (0.65%) C-shell
11 1 (0.65%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 18 (11.61%) Security Cleared
2 13 (8.39%) SC Cleared
3 10 (6.45%) Degree
4 8 (5.16%) RHCE
5 6 (3.87%) RHCSA
6 5 (3.23%) OCA
6 5 (3.23%) OCP
6 5 (3.23%) Oracle Certification
7 4 (2.58%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (1.94%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.65%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.65%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.29%) AS 2805
1 2 (1.29%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (1.29%) ISO 8583
1 2 (1.29%) PCI DSS
1 2 (1.29%) QA
1 2 (1.29%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (11.61%) NFS
1 18 (11.61%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 11 (7.10%) Veritas File System
2 11 (7.10%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 9 (5.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (5.16%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (4.52%) Samba
5 7 (4.52%) Xen
6 5 (3.23%) GlusterFS
6 5 (3.23%) SRDF
7 4 (2.58%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (1.94%) GPFS
9 2 (1.29%) Active Directory
9 2 (1.29%) Hyper-V
9 2 (1.29%) iptables
9 2 (1.29%) LXC
9 2 (1.29%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (1.29%) RHEV
9 2 (1.29%) Sendmail
10 1 (0.65%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 23 (14.84%) Puppet
2 16 (10.32%) NetBackup
3 14 (9.03%) Ansible
3 14 (9.03%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (6.45%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 9 (5.81%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 5 (3.23%) Nagios
6 5 (3.23%) Oracle ZFS
6 5 (3.23%) Red Hat Satellite
6 5 (3.23%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 5 (3.23%) SnapMirror
6 5 (3.23%) SnapVault
7 4 (2.58%) Tivoli
8 2 (1.29%) BladeLogic
8 2 (1.29%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (1.29%) OpenView
8 2 (1.29%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.65%) Cobbler
9 1 (0.65%) Ganglia
9 1 (0.65%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 74 (47.74%) Red Hat
2 41 (26.45%) Oracle
3 37 (23.87%) Veritas
4 23 (14.84%) Sun
4 23 (14.84%) VMware
5 18 (11.61%) HP
6 16 (10.32%) EMC
6 16 (10.32%) IBM
7 14 (9.03%) NetApp
8 11 (7.10%) Brocade
9 7 (4.52%) Cisco
10 6 (3.87%) Splunk
11 5 (3.23%) F5
11 5 (3.23%) StorageTek
12 4 (2.58%) Microsoft
12 4 (2.58%) Symantec
13 3 (1.94%) Atlassian
13 3 (1.94%) SaltStack
13 3 (1.94%) Sybase
14 2 (1.29%) SevOne