Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Unix Systems Administrator was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 23 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)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 175 211 172
Rank change year-on-year +36 -39 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Systems Administrator 3 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.062% 0.016% 0.081%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.066% 0.017% 0.086%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 3
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £425 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +51.79% -22.22%
10th Percentile £363 £413 £255
90th Percentile £388 £438 £287
England median daily rate £420 £414 £400
% change year-on-year +1.51% +3.44% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £36.13 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Contract vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 4578 5879 4678
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.55% 95.05% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2896 3531 2675
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £213 £238 £213
90th Percentile £543 £545 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 203 239 273
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.25 £15.43 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.83% -9.26% +5.07%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £43.75 £39.50 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Unix Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings that featured Unix Systems Administrator in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Unix Systems Administrator in the West Midlands

Unix Systems Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Unix Systems Administrator in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Unix Systems Administrator in the West Midlands

Unix Systems Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix Systems Administrator in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix Systems Administrator in the West Midlands

Unix Systems Administrator
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 6 months to 23 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
Shropshire - 3 £375 -
Unix Systems Administrator
England

Unix Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 6 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 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 across the West Midlands region featuring Unix Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Unix
1 3 (100.00%) HPUX
1 3 (100.00%) NFS
1 3 (100.00%) Shell Script
1 3 (100.00%) Capacity Management
1 3 (100.00%) Performance Tuning

Unix Systems Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) HPUX
1 3 (100.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Capacity Management
1 3 (100.00%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Shell Script
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) NFS