The table below looks at the statistics for the Unix Administrator role in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unix Administrator in their job title over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix Administrator
Rank 42 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Administrator 5 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.28% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.33% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Average daily rate £325 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £394 £369 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.77% -1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £51.00 £16.00 -
% change year-on-year
+218.75% -
Unix Administrator
Cambridgeshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
375 345 335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 95.91% 96.64% 94.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 220 202
Average daily rate £413 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 34 40
Average hourly rate £37.50 £20.50 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+82.92% -47.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £43.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

Unix Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Unix Administrator in the job title across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Unix Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Unix Administrator
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Unix Administrator across the Cambridge region.

Unix Administrator Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

Unix Administrator
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Unix Administrator across the Cambridge region.

Unix Administrator Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

Unix Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region that cited Unix Administrator in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Unix Administrator in their job title.

1 6 (100.00%) Unix
2 5 (83.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 5 (83.33%) Red Hat
2 5 (83.33%) Solaris
2 5 (83.33%) Linux
3 4 (66.67%) DNS
3 4 (66.67%) SQL
3 4 (66.67%) Oracle
3 4 (66.67%) ITIL
3 4 (66.67%) Shell Script
3 4 (66.67%) Windows
3 4 (66.67%) Load Balancing
3 4 (66.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (66.67%) SolarWinds
3 4 (66.67%) Open Source
3 4 (66.67%) Splunk
3 4 (66.67%) OSSEC
3 4 (66.67%) Kalman Filter
3 4 (66.67%) iptables
4 3 (50.00%) Data Centre
4 3 (50.00%) Puppet
4 3 (50.00%) High Availability
4 3 (50.00%) ServiceNow
4 3 (50.00%) LogRhythm
4 3 (50.00%) Change Control
4 3 (50.00%) Cobbler
4 3 (50.00%) vSphere
4 3 (50.00%) Firewall
4 3 (50.00%) TippingPoint

Unix Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region that cited Unix Administrator in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Unix Administrator in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) DNS
2 3 (50.00%) Firewall
2 3 (50.00%) SAN
3 2 (33.33%) SSL
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) JIRA
General
1 2 (33.33%) Banking
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Unix
2 5 (83.33%) Linux
2 5 (83.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 5 (83.33%) Solaris
3 4 (66.67%) Windows
4 1 (16.67%) CentOS
4 1 (16.67%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (66.67%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (66.67%) ITIL
1 4 (66.67%) Kalman Filter
1 4 (66.67%) Load Balancing
1 4 (66.67%) Open Source
2 3 (50.00%) Change Control
2 3 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (50.00%) High Availability
2 3 (50.00%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) Shell Script
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (16.67%) Bash Shell
3 1 (16.67%) Perl
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) iptables
2 3 (50.00%) Postfix
2 3 (50.00%) Sendmail
2 3 (50.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (66.67%) OSSEC
2 3 (50.00%) Cobbler
2 3 (50.00%) Nagios
2 3 (50.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Red Hat
2 4 (66.67%) Oracle
2 4 (66.67%) SolarWinds
2 4 (66.67%) Splunk
3 3 (50.00%) EMC
3 3 (50.00%) HP
3 3 (50.00%) LogRhythm
3 3 (50.00%) ServiceNow
3 3 (50.00%) TippingPoint
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (16.67%) VMware