Period
to 5 December 2019

The median contractor rate for a Unix Systems Administrator was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 5 December 2019.

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
5 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 778 816 788
Rank change year-on-year +38 -28 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Systems Administrator 13 78 99
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.016% 0.075% 0.096%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.017% 0.079% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 69 60
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.03% -0.30%
10th Percentile £361 £363 £307
90th Percentile £573 £675 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £389 £400
% change year-on-year -3.54% -2.81% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
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 76,946 99,214 98,101
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.00% 94.81% 94.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 50,308 65,663 64,886
UK median daily rate £452 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.39% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £250 £270 £258
90th Percentile £644 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +1.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,949 3,103 2,911
UK median hourly rate £19.47 £18.12 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.45% -3.13% +3.89%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.86% - -

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 5 December 2019.

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 5 December 2019. 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 +76 12 £425 -5.56% 4
UK excluding London +59 7 £375 -3.54% 5
London +59 6 £425 -15.00%
North of England +33 3 £371 -1.00%
Yorkshire +33 2 £375 -
South West +7 2 £500 - 2
East of England +37 1 - - 2
Wales +27 1 - -
North West - 1 £368 -

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

For the 6 months to 5 December 2019, 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 13 (100.00%) Unix
2 9 (69.23%) Linux
3 8 (61.54%) Red Hat
4 6 (46.15%) Solaris
4 6 (46.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (38.46%) Finance
6 4 (30.77%) AIX
7 3 (23.08%) Oracle
7 3 (23.08%) LDAP
7 3 (23.08%) SAN
7 3 (23.08%) HP
7 3 (23.08%) Banking
7 3 (23.08%) Veritas
7 3 (23.08%) VMware
7 3 (23.08%) Storage Management
7 3 (23.08%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (15.38%) Ansible
8 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
8 2 (15.38%) NAS
8 2 (15.38%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 2 (15.38%) Veritas File System
8 2 (15.38%) Regular Expression
8 2 (15.38%) Analytics
8 2 (15.38%) Investment Banking
8 2 (15.38%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (15.38%) Task Automation
8 2 (15.38%) Security Hardening
8 2 (15.38%) Oracle ZFS
8 2 (15.38%) Cronacle
8 2 (15.38%) Problem Management

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 1 (7.69%) MQSeries
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Workflow
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) SAN
2 2 (15.38%) DNS
2 2 (15.38%) NAS
2 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
3 1 (7.69%) Ethernet
3 1 (7.69%) Firewall
3 1 (7.69%) FTP
3 1 (7.69%) HTTP
3 1 (7.69%) HTTPS
3 1 (7.69%) IPsec
3 1 (7.69%) Network Security
3 1 (7.69%) OpenLDAP
3 1 (7.69%) SSH
3 1 (7.69%) SSL
3 1 (7.69%) tcpdump
3 1 (7.69%) VPN
3 1 (7.69%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Exadata
General
1 5 (38.46%) Finance
2 3 (23.08%) Banking
3 2 (15.38%) Investment Banking
4 1 (7.69%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) LDAP
2 2 (15.38%) Regular Expression
3 1 (7.69%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (7.69%) Client/Server
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Exalogic
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) Unix
2 9 (69.23%) Linux
3 6 (46.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (46.15%) Solaris
4 4 (30.77%) AIX
5 2 (15.38%) HPUX
6 1 (7.69%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (7.69%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Capacity Planning
1 3 (23.08%) Storage Management
2 2 (15.38%) Analytics
2 2 (15.38%) Configuration Management
2 2 (15.38%) Performance Management
2 2 (15.38%) Problem Management
2 2 (15.38%) Security Hardening
2 2 (15.38%) Task Automation
3 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 1 (7.69%) DevOps
3 1 (7.69%) Identity Access Management
3 1 (7.69%) ITIL
3 1 (7.69%) ITSM
3 1 (7.69%) Load Balancing
3 1 (7.69%) Migration
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (7.69%) Server Management
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Leadership
3 1 (7.69%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) Perl
2 1 (7.69%) Java
2 1 (7.69%) Python
2 1 (7.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (7.69%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) DV Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Cronacle
1 2 (15.38%) Veritas File System
1 2 (15.38%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 2 (15.38%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) NFS
2 1 (7.69%) Samba
2 1 (7.69%) SRDF
2 1 (7.69%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) Ansible
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle ZFS
2 1 (7.69%) SELinux
2 1 (7.69%) Tivoli
2 1 (7.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) Red Hat
2 3 (23.08%) HP
2 3 (23.08%) Oracle
2 3 (23.08%) Veritas
2 3 (23.08%) VMware
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco
3 2 (15.38%) Dell
4 1 (7.69%) CheckPoint
4 1 (7.69%) EMC
4 1 (7.69%) F5
4 1 (7.69%) IBM
4 1 (7.69%) NetApp
4 1 (7.69%) Sun