The median contractor rate for a Unix Systems Administrator was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 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 System Administrator (Unix SA)
UK
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 559 555 557
Rank change year-on-year -4 +2  
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Systems Administrator 43 88 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.092% 0.16% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.097% 0.17% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 66 65
Median daily rate £375 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £488 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £363
% change year-on-year -6.25% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £16.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £16.00

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 44357 51050 53273
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.87% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28704 33277 33414
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 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1368 1510 2064
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

Unix Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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 26 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 3 months to 23 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 -2 40 £375 -11.76% 3
South East +9 17 £386 -9.11% 2
Surrey +7 10 £438 +2.94% 1
London -21 8 £438 +2.94%
Newcastle upon Tyne +81 6 £325 +20.37%
Tyne and Wear +81 6 £325 +20.37%
North East +70 6 £325 +20.37%
North West +22 6 £420 -6.66% 1
Redhill - 6 £386 - 1
Oxfordshire - 5 £375 -
Cheshire +25 3 £420 +8.38%
Camberley +1 3 £438 +2.94%
Lancashire +5 2 £420 -
South West +4 2 £393 +4.66%
Bristol -3 2 £393 +1.29%
City of London -6 2 £488 +23.80%
Preston -19 2 £420 -
Oxford - 2 £385 -
Scotland +27 1 - -
Edinburgh +12 1 - -
Manchester +9 1 £325 -27.77% 1
Kent -1 1 £325 -23.52%
East Midlands - 1 £375 -
Derbyshire - 1 £375 -
Knutsford - 1 £420 -
Derby - 1 £375 -

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, Unix Systems 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 Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 84 (100.00%) Unix
2 71 (84.52%) Linux
3 60 (71.43%) Red Hat
4 53 (63.10%) Solaris
5 46 (54.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 42 (50.00%) Veritas
7 33 (39.29%) SAN
7 33 (39.29%) Oracle
8 31 (36.90%) Sun
9 27 (32.14%) NAS
10 25 (29.76%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 25 (29.76%) Finance
11 22 (26.19%) Perl
11 22 (26.19%) High Availability
12 21 (25.00%) NetBackup
13 20 (23.81%) Veritas File System
14 18 (21.43%) Enterprise Storage
15 17 (20.24%) EMC
16 16 (19.05%) Symantec
16 16 (19.05%) VMware
17 15 (17.86%) Change Control
17 15 (17.86%) Banking
17 15 (17.86%) Change Management
17 15 (17.86%) AIX
18 14 (16.67%) HP
19 13 (15.48%) Service Delivery
20 12 (14.29%) Clustering
20 12 (14.29%) Shell Script
20 12 (14.29%) Puppet
20 12 (14.29%) Veritas Volume Manager

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 8 (9.52%) Apache
1 8 (9.52%) JBoss
1 8 (9.52%) Tomcat
2 6 (7.14%) iPlanet
2 6 (7.14%) Oracle Application Server
2 6 (7.14%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.19%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.19%) Confluence
3 1 (1.19%) MQSeries
3 1 (1.19%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.19%) SAS
3 1 (1.19%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.19%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.19%) Bankmaster
1 1 (1.19%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 1 (1.19%) Oracle Retail
1 1 (1.19%) SAP ERP
1 1 (1.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.19%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.19%) GitHub
4 1 (1.19%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 33 (39.29%) SAN
2 27 (32.14%) NAS
3 9 (10.71%) Ethernet
4 8 (9.52%) TCP/IP
5 7 (8.33%) Firewall
6 6 (7.14%) DNS
7 5 (5.95%) Fibre Channel
8 4 (4.76%) FTP
8 4 (4.76%) iSCSI
8 4 (4.76%) LDAP
8 4 (4.76%) SSH
9 2 (2.38%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (2.38%) Internet
9 2 (2.38%) NX-OS
10 1 (1.19%) DHCP
10 1 (1.19%) FCoE
10 1 (1.19%) Kerberos
10 1 (1.19%) SMTP
10 1 (1.19%) VLAN
10 1 (1.19%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.57%) InterSystems Cache
2 2 (2.38%) GIS
2 2 (2.38%) KDB
3 1 (1.19%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.19%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (13.10%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (3.57%) JIRA
3 1 (1.19%) Bitbucket
3 1 (1.19%) Subversion
General
1 25 (29.76%) Finance
2 15 (17.86%) Banking
3 11 (13.10%) Legal
4 4 (4.76%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.38%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.19%) Electronics
6 1 (1.19%) Games
6 1 (1.19%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.19%) Marketing
6 1 (1.19%) Retail
6 1 (1.19%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.14%) J2EE
2 2 (2.38%) D3.js
2 2 (2.38%) Middleware
3 1 (1.19%) COM
3 1 (1.19%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 18 (21.43%) Enterprise Storage
2 12 (14.29%) Clustering
3 5 (5.95%) Computer Science
4 4 (4.76%) Data Centre
4 4 (4.76%) EMC VNX
4 4 (4.76%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.57%) Freedom of Information
5 3 (3.57%) Freedom of Information Act
6 2 (2.38%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.19%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.19%) Grid Computing
7 1 (1.19%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (1.19%) Online Games
7 1 (1.19%) Replication
7 1 (1.19%) Smart Meter
7 1 (1.19%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 84 (100.00%) Unix
2 71 (84.52%) Linux
3 53 (63.10%) Solaris
4 46 (54.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (17.86%) AIX
6 9 (10.71%) HPUX
7 8 (9.52%) CentOS
7 8 (9.52%) SUSE
8 5 (5.95%) Windows
9 1 (1.19%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (1.19%) Debian
9 1 (1.19%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (1.19%) VMS
9 1 (1.19%) Windows Server
9 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (26.19%) High Availability
2 15 (17.86%) Change Control
2 15 (17.86%) Change Management
3 13 (15.48%) Service Delivery
4 11 (13.10%) ITIL
4 11 (13.10%) Problem Management
5 10 (11.90%) Load Balancing
5 10 (11.90%) Migration
6 7 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (7.14%) Configuration Management
8 5 (5.95%) Performance Monitoring
9 4 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (4.76%) Mathematics
9 4 (4.76%) Project Management
10 3 (3.57%) Capacity Planning
10 3 (3.57%) Data Protection
10 3 (3.57%) Programme Management
10 3 (3.57%) Risk Management
10 3 (3.57%) Root Cause Analysis
10 3 (3.57%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (26.19%) Perl
2 12 (14.29%) Shell Script
3 9 (10.71%) Python
4 8 (9.52%) Korn
5 7 (8.33%) Bash Shell
6 4 (4.76%) AWK
6 4 (4.76%) Bourne shell
7 3 (3.57%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.38%) JavaScript
8 2 (2.38%) SQL
9 1 (1.19%) C-shell
9 1 (1.19%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (9.52%) Security Cleared
2 7 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 6 (7.14%) RHCSA
4 5 (5.95%) Degree
4 5 (5.95%) RHCE
5 4 (4.76%) OCA
5 4 (4.76%) OCP
5 4 (4.76%) Oracle Certification
6 3 (3.57%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.19%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.76%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 25 (29.76%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 20 (23.81%) Veritas File System
3 12 (14.29%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 6 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (5.95%) NFS
6 4 (4.76%) GlusterFS
6 4 (4.76%) Hyper-V
6 4 (4.76%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (3.57%) Active Directory
7 3 (3.57%) SRDF
7 3 (3.57%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (3.57%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (2.38%) GPFS
8 2 (2.38%) LXC
8 2 (2.38%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (1.19%) Gluster
9 1 (1.19%) KVM
9 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (1.19%) vSphere
9 1 (1.19%) Xen
Systems Management
1 21 (25.00%) NetBackup
2 12 (14.29%) Puppet
3 9 (10.71%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 6 (7.14%) Red Hat Satellite
5 5 (5.95%) Ansible
5 5 (5.95%) Nagios
6 4 (4.76%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 4 (4.76%) Oracle ZFS
6 4 (4.76%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 3 (3.57%) EMC Navisphere
7 3 (3.57%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (3.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (2.38%) ITRS Geneos
8 2 (2.38%) ZABBIX
9 1 (1.19%) Bcfg2
9 1 (1.19%) BladeLogic
9 1 (1.19%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (1.19%) HAProxy
9 1 (1.19%) vRealize
Vendors
1 60 (71.43%) Red Hat
2 42 (50.00%) Veritas
3 33 (39.29%) Oracle
4 31 (36.90%) Sun
5 17 (20.24%) EMC
6 16 (19.05%) Symantec
6 16 (19.05%) VMware
7 14 (16.67%) HP
8 9 (10.71%) Cisco
9 8 (9.52%) Brocade
10 6 (7.14%) F5
10 6 (7.14%) NetApp
11 4 (4.76%) IBM
11 4 (4.76%) StorageTek
12 3 (3.57%) Splunk
13 2 (2.38%) Google
13 2 (2.38%) PlateSpin
13 2 (2.38%) SAP
13 2 (2.38%) SevOne
13 2 (2.38%) Sybase
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