The table below looks at the statistics for the UNIX Administrator role in IT contracts advertised for the City of London 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 24 April 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX Administrator
Rank 191 200 188
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -12
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Administrator 4 13 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.074% 0.21% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.079% 0.22% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 13
Average daily rate
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£450 £388 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% -8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £310 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £448 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 - £27.00
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London 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
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5034 5813 5919
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.74% 92.36% 93.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 3801 4226 4345
Average daily rate £450 £438 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £273 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 81 120
Average hourly rate £17.87 £19.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.97% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.41 £39.51 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

UNIX Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

UNIX Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

UNIX Administrator
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing UNIX Administrator across the City of London region.

UNIX Administrator Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

UNIX Administrator
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing UNIX Administrator across the City of London region.

UNIX Administrator Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

UNIX Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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%) AIX
2 5 (83.33%) Perl
2 5 (83.33%) Oracle
2 5 (83.33%) SAN
3 4 (66.67%) Solaris
3 4 (66.67%) IBM
3 4 (66.67%) HP
3 4 (66.67%) Oracle Database
4 2 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (33.33%) Relational Database
4 2 (33.33%) KVM
4 2 (33.33%) RHEV
4 2 (33.33%) Database Mirroring
4 2 (33.33%) Red Hat Satellite
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (33.33%) Banking
4 2 (33.33%) Brocade
4 2 (33.33%) WebSphere
4 2 (33.33%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (33.33%) Data Guard
4 2 (33.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 2 (33.33%) Puppet
4 2 (33.33%) 3PAR
4 2 (33.33%) CGI
4 2 (33.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager

UNIX Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (33.33%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) SAN
2 1 (16.67%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) Oracle Database
2 2 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database 12c
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (33.33%) RDBMS
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (33.33%) Banking
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) CGI
1 2 (33.33%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Replication
1 2 (33.33%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) UNIX
2 5 (83.33%) AIX
3 4 (66.67%) Solaris
4 2 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
1 2 (33.33%) Database Mirroring
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
1 2 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 1 (16.67%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) Perl
2 2 (33.33%) Python
2 2 (33.33%) C
2 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (33.33%) PHP
2 2 (33.33%) PL/SQL
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) T-SQL
2 2 (33.33%) Shell Script
3 1 (16.67%) Korn
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) KVM
1 2 (33.33%) RHEV
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle RAC
1 2 (33.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (16.67%) Samba
2 1 (16.67%) NFS
2 1 (16.67%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Red Hat Satellite
1 2 (33.33%) Data Guard
1 2 (33.33%) Puppet
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (16.67%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Oracle
2 4 (66.67%) IBM
2 4 (66.67%) HP
3 2 (33.33%) Brocade
3 2 (33.33%) 3PAR
3 2 (33.33%) Veritas
3 2 (33.33%) Red Hat