Period
to 21 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Unix Systems Administrator was £419 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 November 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 System Administrator (Unix SA)
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 801 781 744
Rank change year-on-year -20 -37 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Systems Administrator 84 101 146
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.081% 0.098% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.085% 0.10% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 66 105
UK median daily rate £419 £416 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.60% +0.30% +3.75%
10th Percentile £358 £314 £319
90th Percentile £675 £550 £620
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £408 £375
% change year-on-year -3.07% +8.67% -
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 98,623 97,905 99,320
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.77% 94.92% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 65,129 64,557 64,752
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £270 £260 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,065 2,929 3,293
UK median hourly rate £18.44 £18.69 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.31% +3.81% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.96 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Unix Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Unix Systems Administrator in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Unix Systems Administrator in the UK

Unix Systems Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Unix Systems Administrator.

Contractor daily rate trend for Unix Systems Administrator in the UK

Unix Systems Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unix Systems Administrator over the 6 months to 21 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unix Systems Administrator in the UK

Unix Systems Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix Systems Administrator.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix Systems Administrator in the UK

Unix Systems Administrator
Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix Systems Administrator within the UK over the 6 months to 21 November 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 -21 70 £425 +0.59% 6
London +31 44 £500 +11.11% 1
UK excluding London -39 39 £395 -3.07% 6
South East -14 14 £400 - 1
Yorkshire -6 10 £375 +7.14% 2
North of England -11 10 £375 -5.36% 2
Scotland -8 9 £375 -3.23% 1
Wales -25 4 £395 +5.33%
East of England 0 2 £425 +14.86%

Unix Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 2018, Unix Systems 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 Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 86 (102.38%) Unix
2 58 (69.05%) Linux
3 35 (41.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 28 (33.33%) Red Hat
5 26 (30.95%) Solaris
6 25 (29.76%) DevOps
7 23 (27.38%) Python
8 17 (20.24%) Problem-Solving
8 17 (20.24%) CentOS
9 16 (19.05%) AIX
10 15 (17.86%) Oracle
10 15 (17.86%) Apache
10 15 (17.86%) Banking
11 14 (16.67%) Investment Banking
11 14 (16.67%) Electronic Trading
11 14 (16.67%) Visualisation
11 14 (16.67%) Performance Engineering
11 14 (16.67%) Infrastructure Monitoring
12 12 (14.29%) VMware
13 10 (11.90%) Perl
13 10 (11.90%) Windows
13 10 (11.90%) Shell Script
13 10 (11.90%) Kubernetes
13 10 (11.90%) Bash Shell
14 9 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
14 9 (10.71%) Ansible
14 9 (10.71%) Terraform
14 9 (10.71%) Nagios
14 9 (10.71%) IBM
14 9 (10.71%) ITIL

Unix Systems 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 (17.86%) Apache
2 7 (8.33%) JBoss
3 6 (7.14%) nginx
4 5 (5.95%) lighttpd
4 5 (5.95%) Tomcat
5 3 (3.57%) WebLogic
5 3 (3.57%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.19%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.19%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 9 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (7.14%) Amazon EC2
2 6 (7.14%) Amazon S3
2 6 (7.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.71%) DNS
2 7 (8.33%) TCP/IP
3 6 (7.14%) SAN
4 5 (5.95%) HTTP
5 4 (4.76%) Firewall
5 4 (4.76%) NetScaler
6 3 (3.57%) SSH
7 2 (2.38%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (1.19%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (1.19%) DAB
8 1 (1.19%) PuTTY
8 1 (1.19%) SMS
8 1 (1.19%) tcpdump
8 1 (1.19%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.52%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (7.14%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (2.38%) MySQL
4 1 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.19%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.19%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 2 (2.38%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.19%) Git (software)
General
1 15 (17.86%) Banking
2 14 (16.67%) Investment Banking
3 6 (7.14%) Finance
4 3 (3.57%) Law
5 1 (1.19%) Advertising
5 1 (1.19%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.33%) LDAP
2 5 (5.95%) J2EE
2 5 (5.95%) LAPP Stack
2 5 (5.95%) Middleware
3 1 (1.19%) Spring
3 1 (1.19%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.71%) Management Information System
2 4 (4.76%) Freedom of Information
2 4 (4.76%) Freedom of Information Act
2 4 (4.76%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.38%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.38%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.19%) Clustering
4 1 (1.19%) EMC VNX
4 1 (1.19%) NHS
4 1 (1.19%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 86 (102.38%) Unix
2 58 (69.05%) Linux
3 35 (41.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 26 (30.95%) Solaris
5 17 (20.24%) CentOS
6 16 (19.05%) AIX
7 10 (11.90%) Windows
8 5 (5.95%) FreeBSD
9 4 (4.76%) Debian
9 4 (4.76%) SUSE
10 3 (3.57%) Ubuntu
11 2 (2.38%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (2.38%) Windows Server
12 1 (1.19%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (29.76%) DevOps
2 17 (20.24%) Problem-Solving
3 14 (16.67%) Electronic Trading
3 14 (16.67%) Infrastructure Monitoring
3 14 (16.67%) Performance Engineering
3 14 (16.67%) Visualisation
4 9 (10.71%) ITIL
5 7 (8.33%) Data Security
5 7 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (8.33%) Security Management
5 7 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (7.14%) Change Management
6 6 (7.14%) Storage Management
7 5 (5.95%) Change Control
7 5 (5.95%) Data Protection
7 5 (5.95%) Load Balancing
7 5 (5.95%) Mentoring
7 5 (5.95%) Migration
8 4 (4.76%) Project Management
8 4 (4.76%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (27.38%) Python
2 10 (11.90%) Bash Shell
2 10 (11.90%) Perl
2 10 (11.90%) Shell Script
3 8 (9.52%) Java
4 6 (7.14%) SQL
5 3 (3.57%) Bourne shell
5 3 (3.57%) Korn
6 2 (2.38%) AWK
7 1 (1.19%) C
7 1 (1.19%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 5 (5.95%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.57%) RHCE
4 2 (2.38%) Degree
4 2 (2.38%) OCA
4 2 (2.38%) OCP
4 2 (2.38%) Oracle Certification
4 2 (2.38%) RHCSA
5 1 (1.19%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.19%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.19%) GPG13
2 1 (1.19%) PMO
System Software
1 6 (7.14%) Docker
1 6 (7.14%) Postfix
2 5 (5.95%) Varnish
3 3 (3.57%) Active Directory
4 2 (2.38%) GlusterFS
4 2 (2.38%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 2 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.38%) vSphere
5 1 (1.19%) iptables
5 1 (1.19%) NFS
5 1 (1.19%) RHEV
5 1 (1.19%) Squid
5 1 (1.19%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.19%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.19%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.19%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (11.90%) Kubernetes
2 9 (10.71%) Ansible
2 9 (10.71%) Nagios
2 9 (10.71%) Terraform
3 5 (5.95%) Cacti
3 5 (5.95%) NetBackup
3 5 (5.95%) SCCM
3 5 (5.95%) WSUS
4 4 (4.76%) Puppet
4 4 (4.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (3.57%) Tivoli
6 2 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (2.38%) Oracle ZFS
6 2 (2.38%) Red Hat Satellite
6 2 (2.38%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 2 (2.38%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 1 (1.19%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (1.19%) Opsview
7 1 (1.19%) SELinux
7 1 (1.19%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 28 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 15 (17.86%) Oracle
3 12 (14.29%) VMware
4 9 (10.71%) IBM
5 7 (8.33%) HP
6 6 (7.14%) Sun
7 4 (4.76%) Dell
7 4 (4.76%) EMC
7 4 (4.76%) Juniper
7 4 (4.76%) NetApp
7 4 (4.76%) Veritas
8 2 (2.38%) Brocade
8 2 (2.38%) Centrify
8 2 (2.38%) StorageTek
9 1 (1.19%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.19%) Crossbeam
9 1 (1.19%) CyberArk
9 1 (1.19%) F5
9 1 (1.19%) Moogsoft
9 1 (1.19%) ServiceNow