Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Unix Systems Administrator was £416 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 792 734 734
Rank change year-on-year -58 0 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Systems Administrator 104 152 160
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.14% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.15% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 108 112
UK median daily rate £416 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.89% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £311 £318 £281
90th Percentile £550 £616 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £404 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +7.67% - +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 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 97695 99488 108685
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.75% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64489 64865 69136
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2905 3326 4142
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.81% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.93 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.45 £45.00
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 24 November 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 15 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 24 November 2017. 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 -49 100 £423 +2.11% 5
UK excluding London +39 71 £404 +7.67% 4
London -63 33 £450 - 1
South East +16 26 £400 -8.57% 2
North of England +50 16 £385 +10.00% 1
South West +1 16 £525 +50.00%
North West +29 9 £420 +0.30% 1
Midlands +36 6 £331 -22.06%
Yorkshire +28 6 £335 -13.60%
West Midlands +22 3 £375 -11.76%
Scotland -3 3 £388 -8.82%
East of England -3 3 £370 -1.33% 1
East Midlands - 3 £288 -
North East +54 1 - -
Wales - 1 £375 -

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

1 104 (100.00%) Unix
2 85 (81.73%) Linux
3 61 (58.65%) Red Hat
4 56 (53.85%) Solaris
5 47 (45.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 32 (30.77%) Oracle
7 29 (27.88%) Veritas
8 28 (26.92%) Perl
9 27 (25.96%) AIX
9 27 (25.96%) Finance
10 24 (23.08%) Banking
11 22 (21.15%) SAN
12 21 (20.19%) Puppet
13 20 (19.23%) Shell Script
14 17 (16.35%) NFS
14 17 (16.35%) Sun
15 16 (15.38%) HP
15 16 (15.38%) VMware
15 16 (15.38%) Clustering
15 16 (15.38%) Bash Shell
16 15 (14.42%) JBoss
16 15 (14.42%) Windows
17 14 (13.46%) EMC
17 14 (13.46%) NAS
17 14 (13.46%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 14 (13.46%) Korn
18 13 (12.50%) Investment Banking
18 13 (12.50%) IBM
18 13 (12.50%) ITIL
18 13 (12.50%) NetBackup

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 (14.42%) JBoss
2 11 (10.58%) Tomcat
3 10 (9.62%) Apache
4 7 (6.73%) WebLogic
5 4 (3.85%) Confluence
6 3 (2.88%) iPlanet
6 3 (2.88%) Oracle Application Server
6 3 (2.88%) SAS
7 2 (1.92%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.96%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.96%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.96%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.96%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.96%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 3 (2.88%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.92%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.96%) Bankmaster
2 1 (0.96%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.96%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.88%) GitHub
2 3 (2.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 22 (21.15%) SAN
2 14 (13.46%) NAS
3 10 (9.62%) Fibre Channel
4 9 (8.65%) DNS
5 8 (7.69%) Firewall
5 8 (7.69%) TCP/IP
6 7 (6.73%) SSH
7 5 (4.81%) LDAP
7 5 (4.81%) SMS
8 3 (2.88%) FTP
8 3 (2.88%) Internet
9 2 (1.92%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (1.92%) DHCP
9 2 (1.92%) Ethernet
9 2 (1.92%) HTTP
9 2 (1.92%) Kerberos
9 2 (1.92%) NX-OS
9 2 (1.92%) SMTP
10 1 (0.96%) iSCSI
10 1 (0.96%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.69%) Relational Database
2 6 (5.77%) Oracle Exadata
3 2 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.92%) RDBMS
3 2 (1.92%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.96%) GIS
4 1 (0.96%) MySQL
4 1 (0.96%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.96%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (5.77%) JIRA
2 3 (2.88%) Bitbucket
2 3 (2.88%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.88%) Subversion
3 2 (1.92%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.96%) Oracle APEX
General
1 27 (25.96%) Finance
2 24 (23.08%) Banking
3 13 (12.50%) Investment Banking
4 7 (6.73%) Financial Institution
5 3 (2.88%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.92%) Games
7 1 (0.96%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.69%) Middleware
2 3 (2.88%) J2EE
3 2 (1.92%) IBM Integration Bus
3 2 (1.92%) JSON
3 2 (1.92%) LAMP
4 1 (0.96%) LAPP Stack
4 1 (0.96%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (0.96%) Web Services
4 1 (0.96%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (15.38%) Clustering
2 10 (9.62%) Data Centre
3 8 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 8 (7.69%) Management Information System
4 7 (6.73%) Enterprise Storage
5 6 (5.77%) Freedom of Information
5 6 (5.77%) Freedom of Information Act
6 3 (2.88%) Grid Computing
7 2 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.92%) Online Games
7 2 (1.92%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.96%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.96%) EMC VMAX
8 1 (0.96%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.96%) HACMP
8 1 (0.96%) NHS
8 1 (0.96%) Oracle Exalogic
Operating Systems
1 104 (100.00%) Unix
2 85 (81.73%) Linux
3 56 (53.85%) Solaris
4 47 (45.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 27 (25.96%) AIX
6 15 (14.42%) Windows
7 12 (11.54%) HPUX
7 12 (11.54%) SUSE
8 6 (5.77%) CentOS
9 4 (3.85%) Ubuntu
9 4 (3.85%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.96%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (0.96%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.96%) Scientific Linux
10 1 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.96%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
1 13 (12.50%) ITIL
2 11 (10.58%) Problem Management
3 10 (9.62%) DevOps
3 10 (9.62%) Performance Monitoring
4 9 (8.65%) Change Management
4 9 (8.65%) Performance Tuning
4 9 (8.65%) Project Management
4 9 (8.65%) Service Management
5 8 (7.69%) Load Balancing
6 7 (6.73%) Asset Management
6 7 (6.73%) Configuration Management
6 7 (6.73%) High Availability
6 7 (6.73%) Risk Management
7 6 (5.77%) Customer Requirements
7 6 (5.77%) Data Protection
7 6 (5.77%) Migration
8 5 (4.81%) Investment Management
8 5 (4.81%) Proactive Management
8 5 (4.81%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 28 (26.92%) Perl
2 20 (19.23%) Shell Script
3 16 (15.38%) Bash Shell
4 14 (13.46%) Korn
5 8 (7.69%) Python
6 7 (6.73%) SQL
7 4 (3.85%) Java
8 3 (2.88%) AWK
8 3 (2.88%) Bourne shell
8 3 (2.88%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.92%) Ruby
10 1 (0.96%) C
10 1 (0.96%) C++
10 1 (0.96%) C-shell
10 1 (0.96%) Fortran
10 1 (0.96%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (11.54%) Security Cleared
2 8 (7.69%) Degree
3 7 (6.73%) SC Cleared
4 5 (4.81%) RHCE
5 4 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (3.85%) RHCSA
6 3 (2.88%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (2.88%) OCA
6 3 (2.88%) OCP
6 3 (2.88%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.96%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.96%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.92%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.96%) AS 2805
2 1 (0.96%) ISO 8583
2 1 (0.96%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.96%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (16.35%) NFS
2 14 (13.46%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 11 (10.58%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 9 (8.65%) Veritas File System
5 8 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (6.73%) Samba
6 7 (6.73%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (5.77%) Xen
8 5 (4.81%) SRDF
9 3 (2.88%) Active Directory
9 3 (2.88%) GlusterFS
9 3 (2.88%) GPFS
9 3 (2.88%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (1.92%) Hyper-V
10 2 (1.92%) iptables
10 2 (1.92%) LXC
10 2 (1.92%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.96%) ProxySG
11 1 (0.96%) Sendmail
11 1 (0.96%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 21 (20.19%) Puppet
2 13 (12.50%) NetBackup
3 10 (9.62%) Ansible
3 10 (9.62%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (7.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 6 (5.77%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 5 (4.81%) Nagios
7 4 (3.85%) Tivoli
8 3 (2.88%) Oracle ZFS
8 3 (2.88%) Red Hat Satellite
8 3 (2.88%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 3 (2.88%) SnapMirror
8 3 (2.88%) SnapVault
9 2 (1.92%) BladeLogic
9 2 (1.92%) OpenView
9 2 (1.92%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.96%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.96%) Cobbler
10 1 (0.96%) EMC NetWorker
10 1 (0.96%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 61 (58.65%) Red Hat
2 32 (30.77%) Oracle
3 29 (27.88%) Veritas
4 17 (16.35%) Sun
5 16 (15.38%) HP
5 16 (15.38%) VMware
6 14 (13.46%) EMC
7 13 (12.50%) IBM
8 9 (8.65%) Brocade
9 7 (6.73%) Cisco
9 7 (6.73%) NetApp
10 5 (4.81%) Microsoft
10 5 (4.81%) Splunk
10 5 (4.81%) Symantec
11 4 (3.85%) Atlassian
11 4 (3.85%) F5
12 3 (2.88%) StorageTek
12 3 (2.88%) Sybase
13 2 (1.92%) Hitachi
13 2 (1.92%) Juniper