The median contractor rate for a Unix Systems Administrator was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unix System Administrator (Unix SA)
UK
Rank 568 537 586
Rank change year-on-year -31 +49  
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Systems Administrator 41 104 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.092% 0.20% 0.070%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.097% 0.21% 0.073%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 77 24
Median daily rate £450 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £366 £336 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £415 £363
% change year-on-year +1.20% +14.48%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 42399 50658 50465
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.80% 95.19% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27502 32772 30486
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1497 1585 2011
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.44 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Unix Systems Administrator.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix Systems Administrator in the UK

Unix Systems Administrator
Top 23 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 26 March 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 -9 39 £450 +5.88% 4
South East +16 17 £400 -5.88% 2
Surrey +4 15 £475 +11.76%
Epsom - 12 - -
London -4 11 £505 +18.82% 1
North West +33 7 £415 -
City of London +2 5 £510 +20.00% 1
Manchester +17 3 - -
South West -1 3 £525 +35.48% 1
Liverpool - 3 £410 -
Merseyside - 3 £410 -
Scotland +11 2 - -
Edinburgh +7 2 - -
Plymouth - 2 £555 -
Devon - 2 £555 -
Cheshire +31 1 £420 -
Berkshire +26 1 £370 -11.37% 2
West Midlands +10 1 £450 +20.00%
Birmingham -1 1 £450 +16.88%
Bristol -1 1 £400 +6.66% 1
West Sussex - 1 £400 -
Slough - 1 £370 -
Crawley - 1 £400 -

Unix Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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.

1 121 (100.00%) Unix
2 104 (85.95%) Linux
3 88 (72.73%) Red Hat
4 65 (53.72%) Solaris
5 62 (51.24%) Finance
6 54 (44.63%) Veritas
6 54 (44.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 42 (34.71%) Sun
8 38 (31.40%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 37 (30.58%) SAN
10 33 (27.27%) Oracle
11 32 (26.45%) Change Control
12 30 (24.79%) Puppet
13 29 (23.97%) Banking
13 29 (23.97%) HP
14 26 (21.49%) Perl
14 26 (21.49%) Enterprise Storage
14 26 (21.49%) Veritas File System
15 25 (20.66%) NAS
15 25 (20.66%) NetBackup
16 24 (19.83%) Change Management
17 23 (19.01%) VMware
17 23 (19.01%) Bash Shell
18 22 (18.18%) Symantec
18 22 (18.18%) LDAP
19 21 (17.36%) High Availability
20 20 (16.53%) EMC
21 19 (15.70%) Service Delivery
22 18 (14.88%) NFS
22 18 (14.88%) Amazon AWS

Unix Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top Related 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 7 (5.79%) Apache
2 5 (4.13%) Tomcat
3 3 (2.48%) JBoss
4 2 (1.65%) nginx
5 1 (0.83%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.83%) Confluence
5 1 (0.83%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.83%) SAS
5 1 (0.83%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.83%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.83%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.83%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) Oracle Retail
1 1 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.83%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 18 (14.88%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (6.61%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.65%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.83%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 37 (30.58%) SAN
2 25 (20.66%) NAS
3 22 (18.18%) LDAP
4 16 (13.22%) DNS
4 16 (13.22%) TCP/IP
5 9 (7.44%) Kerberos
6 8 (6.61%) SSH
7 7 (5.79%) FTP
8 4 (3.31%) DHCP
8 4 (3.31%) Firewall
8 4 (3.31%) iSCSI
9 3 (2.48%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (2.48%) Internet
10 2 (1.65%) Ethernet
11 1 (0.83%) Fibre Channel
11 1 (0.83%) IGMP
11 1 (0.83%) InfiniBand
11 1 (0.83%) Network Security
11 1 (0.83%) NX-OS
11 1 (0.83%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.13%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (2.48%) GIS
2 3 (2.48%) InterSystems Cache
2 3 (2.48%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 18 (14.88%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (4.96%) JIRA
3 2 (1.65%) Subversion
4 1 (0.83%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.83%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 62 (51.24%) Finance
2 29 (23.97%) Banking
3 17 (14.05%) Legal
4 12 (9.92%) Financial Institution
5 6 (4.96%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.83%) Electronics
6 1 (0.83%) Front Office
6 1 (0.83%) Games
6 1 (0.83%) Japanese Language
6 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.83%) Marketing
6 1 (0.83%) Retail
6 1 (0.83%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.31%) SAML
2 3 (2.48%) Middleware
3 2 (1.65%) LAMP
4 1 (0.83%) COM
4 1 (0.83%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 26 (21.49%) Enterprise Storage
2 7 (5.79%) Clustering
2 7 (5.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 6 (4.96%) Data Centre
4 5 (4.13%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.31%) Algorithms
5 4 (3.31%) EMC VNX
6 3 (2.48%) Fintech
6 3 (2.48%) RSA SecurID
7 2 (1.65%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.65%) CLARiiON
8 1 (0.83%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.83%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.83%) Derivative
8 1 (0.83%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (0.83%) Freedom of Information Act
8 1 (0.83%) Online Games
8 1 (0.83%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.83%) Replication
8 1 (0.83%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 121 (100.00%) Unix
2 104 (85.95%) Linux
3 65 (53.72%) Solaris
4 54 (44.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (10.74%) SUSE
6 8 (6.61%) AIX
7 6 (4.96%) Windows
8 5 (4.13%) CentOS
9 3 (2.48%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 2 (1.65%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.83%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (0.83%) HPUX
11 1 (0.83%) VMS
11 1 (0.83%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.83%) Windows Server
11 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.83%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (26.45%) Change Control
2 24 (19.83%) Change Management
3 21 (17.36%) High Availability
4 19 (15.70%) Service Delivery
5 18 (14.88%) Problem Management
6 14 (11.57%) Configuration Management
7 12 (9.92%) Migration
8 11 (9.09%) ITIL
8 11 (9.09%) Low Latency
9 10 (8.26%) Kernel Tuning
10 9 (7.44%) Capacity Planning
11 8 (6.61%) ITIL V3
11 8 (6.61%) Performance Monitoring
11 8 (6.61%) Root Cause Analysis
12 5 (4.13%) Algorithmic Trading
12 5 (4.13%) Disaster Recovery
12 5 (4.13%) Stakeholder Management
13 4 (3.31%) Load Balancing
13 4 (3.31%) Project Management
13 4 (3.31%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (21.49%) Perl
2 23 (19.01%) Bash Shell
3 15 (12.40%) Shell Script
4 13 (10.74%) Python
5 7 (5.79%) Korn
6 5 (4.13%) Java
7 3 (2.48%) Bourne shell
7 3 (2.48%) C-shell
7 3 (2.48%) PowerShell
7 3 (2.48%) SQL
7 3 (2.48%) SystemTap
8 1 (0.83%) C++
8 1 (0.83%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.83%) R
Qualifications
1 3 (2.48%) BPSS Clearance
1 3 (2.48%) RHCSA
2 2 (1.65%) RHCE
2 2 (1.65%) RHCT
2 2 (1.65%) SC Cleared
2 2 (1.65%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.83%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.65%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (1.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.83%) SLA
System Software
1 38 (31.40%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 26 (21.49%) Veritas File System
3 18 (14.88%) NFS
4 14 (11.57%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 10 (8.26%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (4.96%) vSphere
7 5 (4.13%) Active Directory
7 5 (4.13%) Samba
8 4 (3.31%) KVM
8 4 (3.31%) SRDF
8 4 (3.31%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (2.48%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (1.65%) FreeRADIUS
10 2 (1.65%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.83%) Gluster
11 1 (0.83%) GPFS
11 1 (0.83%) LXC
11 1 (0.83%) PowerHA
11 1 (0.83%) RACF
11 1 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 30 (24.79%) Puppet
2 25 (20.66%) NetBackup
3 14 (11.57%) Ansible
4 11 (9.09%) Nagios
5 10 (8.26%) Red Hat Satellite
6 6 (4.96%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (4.13%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 4 (3.31%) OpenView
8 4 (3.31%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 3 (2.48%) EMC Navisphere
9 3 (2.48%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (2.48%) OpenAM
9 3 (2.48%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 3 (2.48%) Oracle ZFS
9 3 (2.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 2 (1.65%) BladeLogic
10 2 (1.65%) BMC PATROL
10 2 (1.65%) Control-M
11 1 (0.83%) HAProxy
11 1 (0.83%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 88 (72.73%) Red Hat
2 54 (44.63%) Veritas
3 42 (34.71%) Sun
4 33 (27.27%) Oracle
5 29 (23.97%) HP
6 23 (19.01%) VMware
7 22 (18.18%) Symantec
8 20 (16.53%) EMC
9 15 (12.40%) NetApp
10 14 (11.57%) IBM
11 10 (8.26%) Cisco
12 6 (4.96%) Brocade
12 6 (4.96%) Splunk
13 5 (4.13%) 3PAR
14 4 (3.31%) CyberArk
14 4 (3.31%) ForgeRock
15 2 (1.65%) BMC
15 2 (1.65%) CommVault
15 2 (1.65%) Microsoft
15 2 (1.65%) Remedy
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