Period
to 21 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Unix Systems Administrator was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 January 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
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 829 805 712
Rank change year-on-year -24 -93 +20
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Systems Administrator 55 83 145
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.056% 0.084% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.059% 0.089% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 51 105
UK median daily rate £450 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -2.94% -
10th Percentile £363 £325 £319
90th Percentile £675 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £395 £373
% change year-on-year -5.06% +6.04% -3.87%
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 93,557 93,702 91,089
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.67% 94.89% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 61,855 62,239 59,469
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £269 £260 £253
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,858 2,759 3,218
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.08% +2.78% -5.26%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.00
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 January 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 21 January 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 -45 43 £475 +11.76% 5
London +17 29 £525 +17.98% 1
UK excluding London -50 25 £375 -5.06% 5
Scotland -2 8 £375 -3.23% 1
Yorkshire -13 7 £375 +7.14% 1
North of England -28 7 £375 +7.14% 1
South West -45 4 £450 -15.09%
South East -8 3 £280 -31.08% 2
Wales -12 3 £395 +0.64%

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

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 55 (100.00%) Unix
2 35 (63.64%) Linux
3 20 (36.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 16 (29.09%) Red Hat
4 16 (29.09%) DevOps
5 14 (25.45%) Python
5 14 (25.45%) Solaris
6 13 (23.64%) Problem-Solving
7 12 (21.82%) Banking
8 10 (18.18%) Investment Banking
8 10 (18.18%) Windows
9 9 (16.36%) AIX
9 9 (16.36%) Visualisation
9 9 (16.36%) Electronic Trading
9 9 (16.36%) Infrastructure Monitoring
9 9 (16.36%) Performance Engineering
10 8 (14.55%) VMware
11 7 (12.73%) IBM
11 7 (12.73%) HP
11 7 (12.73%) Security Cleared
11 7 (12.73%) CentOS
12 6 (10.91%) Apache
12 6 (10.91%) Oracle
12 6 (10.91%) Puppet
13 5 (9.09%) Ansible
13 5 (9.09%) ITIL
13 5 (9.09%) Dell
13 5 (9.09%) TCP/IP
13 5 (9.09%) DNS
13 5 (9.09%) Migration

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 6 (10.91%) Apache
2 4 (7.27%) JBoss
3 3 (5.45%) Tomcat
4 2 (3.64%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.82%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.64%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (3.64%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (3.64%) Amazon S3
1 2 (3.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.09%) DNS
1 5 (9.09%) TCP/IP
2 3 (5.45%) HTTP
3 2 (3.64%) Firewall
3 2 (3.64%) SAN
3 2 (3.64%) SSH
4 1 (1.82%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.82%) DAB
4 1 (1.82%) LAN
4 1 (1.82%) NAS
4 1 (1.82%) PuTTY
4 1 (1.82%) tcpdump
4 1 (1.82%) WAN
4 1 (1.82%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.64%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (1.82%) MySQL
2 1 (1.82%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.82%) JIRA
1 1 (1.82%) Subversion
General
1 12 (21.82%) Banking
2 10 (18.18%) Investment Banking
3 4 (7.27%) Finance
3 4 (7.27%) Law
4 1 (1.82%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.45%) J2EE
1 3 (5.45%) Middleware
2 2 (3.64%) LDAP
3 1 (1.82%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.27%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (5.45%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.64%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.82%) Clustering
4 1 (1.82%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 55 (100.00%) Unix
2 35 (63.64%) Linux
3 20 (36.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 14 (25.45%) Solaris
5 10 (18.18%) Windows
6 9 (16.36%) AIX
7 7 (12.73%) CentOS
8 4 (7.27%) Windows Server
9 2 (3.64%) SUSE
10 1 (1.82%) Debian
10 1 (1.82%) HPUX
10 1 (1.82%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (29.09%) DevOps
2 13 (23.64%) Problem-Solving
3 9 (16.36%) Electronic Trading
3 9 (16.36%) Infrastructure Monitoring
3 9 (16.36%) Performance Engineering
3 9 (16.36%) Visualisation
4 5 (9.09%) Change Management
4 5 (9.09%) ITIL
4 5 (9.09%) Migration
5 4 (7.27%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (5.45%) Change Control
6 3 (5.45%) Configuration Management
6 3 (5.45%) Load Balancing
6 3 (5.45%) Mentoring
7 2 (3.64%) Automated Trading
7 2 (3.64%) High Availability
7 2 (3.64%) Identity Access Management
7 2 (3.64%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (3.64%) Quantitative Trading
7 2 (3.64%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (25.45%) Python
2 5 (9.09%) Bash Shell
2 5 (9.09%) PowerShell
2 5 (9.09%) Shell Script
3 4 (7.27%) Java
3 4 (7.27%) Perl
4 2 (3.64%) Korn
4 2 (3.64%) SQL
5 1 (1.82%) Bourne shell
5 1 (1.82%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (12.73%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.45%) DV Cleared
2 3 (5.45%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.82%) AWS Certification
3 1 (1.82%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.82%) Degree
3 1 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.82%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.82%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.82%) GPG13
System Software
1 4 (7.27%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.64%) Docker
4 1 (1.82%) iptables
4 1 (1.82%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (1.82%) Postfix
4 1 (1.82%) Squid
4 1 (1.82%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.82%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (1.82%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (10.91%) Puppet
2 5 (9.09%) Ansible
3 4 (7.27%) NetBackup
3 4 (7.27%) SCCM
4 3 (5.45%) Kubernetes
4 3 (5.45%) Terraform
4 3 (5.45%) WSUS
5 2 (3.64%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.82%) Control-M
6 1 (1.82%) Nagios
6 1 (1.82%) OpenView
6 1 (1.82%) Tivoli
6 1 (1.82%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 16 (29.09%) Red Hat
2 8 (14.55%) VMware
3 7 (12.73%) HP
3 7 (12.73%) IBM
4 6 (10.91%) Oracle
5 5 (9.09%) Dell
6 4 (7.27%) Sun
7 3 (5.45%) NetApp
8 2 (3.64%) Microsoft
8 2 (3.64%) Remedy
9 1 (1.82%) Bloomberg
9 1 (1.82%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.82%) Cisco
9 1 (1.82%) Crossbeam
9 1 (1.82%) CyberArk
9 1 (1.82%) F5
9 1 (1.82%) Infoblox
9 1 (1.82%) Reuters
9 1 (1.82%) ServiceNow
9 1 (1.82%) Veritas