Period
to 14 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Unix Administrator was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 14 December 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 815 739 685
Rank change year-on-year -76 -54 +20
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Administrator 88 149 204
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.084% 0.14% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.089% 0.15% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 78 136
UK median daily rate £450 £393 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.65% -1.88% -
10th Percentile £363 £281 £313
90th Percentile £675 £550 £594
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £365
% change year-on-year +3.23% +6.16% +0.69%
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 99,385 98,013 97,683
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.73% 94.93% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 65,815 64,975 63,714
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.29%
10th Percentile £270 £258 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,045 2,860 3,314
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.07% +3.89% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.80 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.85 £47.50
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 14 December 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 12 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 14 December 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 -63 74 £450 +12.50% 9
UK excluding London -91 44 £400 +3.23% 9
London +16 43 £500 +23.08% 2
Scotland -4 13 £375 -3.23% 2
North of England -29 12 £375 +3.45% 1
Yorkshire -15 11 £375 +7.14% 1
South East -35 9 £400 +3.56% 3
East of England -2 6 £450 +21.62%
South West -45 3 £475 -9.52% 2
Midlands -25 1 - - 1
North West -27 1 - -
West Midlands -27 1 - - 1

Unix Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 88 (100.00%) Unix
2 59 (67.05%) Linux
3 33 (37.50%) Solaris
3 33 (37.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 23 (26.14%) Red Hat
5 22 (25.00%) Python
6 20 (22.73%) AIX
6 20 (22.73%) CentOS
6 20 (22.73%) DevOps
7 19 (21.59%) Problem-Solving
7 19 (21.59%) Banking
8 16 (18.18%) Oracle
9 15 (17.05%) Investment Banking
10 13 (14.77%) Infrastructure Monitoring
10 13 (14.77%) Visualisation
10 13 (14.77%) Electronic Trading
10 13 (14.77%) Performance Engineering
10 13 (14.77%) Windows
11 12 (13.64%) VMware
12 11 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
13 10 (11.36%) Management Information System
13 10 (11.36%) ITIL
13 10 (11.36%) Apache
14 9 (10.23%) Perl
14 9 (10.23%) Bash Shell
14 9 (10.23%) Change Control
14 9 (10.23%) Security Cleared
14 9 (10.23%) Kubernetes
14 9 (10.23%) Terraform
15 8 (9.09%) Docker

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 10 (11.36%) Apache
2 7 (7.95%) Tomcat
3 4 (4.55%) nginx
4 3 (3.41%) lighttpd
5 2 (2.27%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.14%) Confluence
6 1 (1.14%) JBoss
6 1 (1.14%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.14%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (1.14%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (6.82%) Amazon EC2
2 6 (6.82%) Amazon S3
2 6 (6.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 2 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.14%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.09%) SAN
2 5 (5.68%) SSH
3 4 (4.55%) DNS
3 4 (4.55%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.27%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (2.27%) Firewall
4 2 (2.27%) FTP
4 2 (2.27%) NetScaler
5 1 (1.14%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.14%) DAB
5 1 (1.14%) Internet
5 1 (1.14%) PuTTY
5 1 (1.14%) tcpdump
5 1 (1.14%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.82%) Amazon RDS
1 6 (6.82%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (5.68%) MySQL
3 3 (3.41%) Hadoop
3 3 (3.41%) Ingres
4 1 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.14%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (3.41%) Git (software)
1 3 (3.41%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.14%) JIRA
2 1 (1.14%) Oracle Forms
General
1 19 (21.59%) Banking
2 15 (17.05%) Investment Banking
3 8 (9.09%) Finance
4 4 (4.55%) Law
5 1 (1.14%) Advertising
5 1 (1.14%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.68%) LDAP
2 4 (4.55%) Web Services
3 3 (3.41%) LAPP Stack
4 2 (2.27%) Spring
5 1 (1.14%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.36%) Management Information System
2 5 (5.68%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (4.55%) Clustering
3 4 (4.55%) Data Centre
3 4 (4.55%) Freedom of Information
3 4 (4.55%) Freedom of Information Act
4 3 (3.41%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.41%) Replication
5 1 (1.14%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 88 (100.00%) Unix
2 59 (67.05%) Linux
3 33 (37.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 33 (37.50%) Solaris
4 20 (22.73%) AIX
4 20 (22.73%) CentOS
5 13 (14.77%) Windows
6 5 (5.68%) HPUX
7 3 (3.41%) Debian
7 3 (3.41%) FreeBSD
7 3 (3.41%) SUSE
7 3 (3.41%) Windows Server
8 2 (2.27%) Oracle Linux
8 2 (2.27%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.14%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (22.73%) DevOps
2 19 (21.59%) Problem-Solving
3 13 (14.77%) Electronic Trading
3 13 (14.77%) Infrastructure Monitoring
3 13 (14.77%) Performance Engineering
3 13 (14.77%) Visualisation
4 10 (11.36%) ITIL
5 9 (10.23%) Change Control
6 8 (9.09%) Change Management
6 8 (9.09%) Migration
7 7 (7.95%) Data Security
7 7 (7.95%) Security Management
7 7 (7.95%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (6.82%) Project Management
9 5 (5.68%) Configuration Management
9 5 (5.68%) Data Protection
9 5 (5.68%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (4.55%) Customer Requirements
10 4 (4.55%) Risk Management
10 4 (4.55%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (25.00%) Python
2 9 (10.23%) Bash Shell
2 9 (10.23%) Perl
3 8 (9.09%) Shell Script
4 7 (7.95%) SQL
5 6 (6.82%) Korn
6 2 (2.27%) Bourne shell
6 2 (2.27%) C
6 2 (2.27%) Java
6 2 (2.27%) PHP
6 2 (2.27%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.14%) ANSI C
7 1 (1.14%) AWK
Qualifications
1 9 (10.23%) Security Cleared
2 5 (5.68%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.41%) Degree
4 2 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (2.27%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.14%) IBM Certification
5 1 (1.14%) OCA
5 1 (1.14%) OCP
5 1 (1.14%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (1.14%) RHCE
5 1 (1.14%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.14%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.14%) GPG13
System Software
1 8 (9.09%) Docker
2 4 (4.55%) Postfix
2 4 (4.55%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 3 (3.41%) Active Directory
3 3 (3.41%) Varnish
3 3 (3.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.27%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.14%) GlusterFS
5 1 (1.14%) iptables
5 1 (1.14%) NFS
5 1 (1.14%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (1.14%) Squid
5 1 (1.14%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (1.14%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (10.23%) Kubernetes
1 9 (10.23%) Terraform
2 6 (6.82%) Ansible
2 6 (6.82%) SCCM
2 6 (6.82%) WSUS
3 5 (5.68%) Nagios
3 5 (5.68%) Puppet
4 4 (4.55%) NetBackup
5 3 (3.41%) Cacti
5 3 (3.41%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (3.41%) Opsview
6 2 (2.27%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (2.27%) Oracle ZFS
6 2 (2.27%) Tivoli
6 2 (2.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (1.14%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (1.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (1.14%) Salt
7 1 (1.14%) SELinux
7 1 (1.14%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 23 (26.14%) Red Hat
2 16 (18.18%) Oracle
3 12 (13.64%) VMware
4 8 (9.09%) Veritas
5 7 (7.95%) HP
5 7 (7.95%) IBM
6 6 (6.82%) NetApp
6 6 (6.82%) Sun
7 5 (5.68%) Dell
8 3 (3.41%) EMC
9 2 (2.27%) Juniper
9 2 (2.27%) Microsoft
10 1 (1.14%) Brocade
10 1 (1.14%) CheckPoint
10 1 (1.14%) Cisco
10 1 (1.14%) CommVault
10 1 (1.14%) Remedy
10 1 (1.14%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (1.14%) StorageTek
10 1 (1.14%) Symantec