The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the City of London region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX Administrator
Rank 177 209 186
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -23
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Administrator 18 10 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.31% 0.14% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.15% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 6 30
Average daily rate
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£425 £340 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.18% -9.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £317 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £401 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £336 £300
% change year-on-year
-10.78% +12.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £22.50
Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5306 6559 7187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.01% 92.62% 92.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 3866 4817 5233
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 171 169
Average hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.64 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.11 £44.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
UNIX Administrator
London

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UNIX Administrator across the City of London region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

UNIX Administrator Daily Rate Histogram 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 31 July 2014, 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 31 (100.00%) UNIX
2 25 (80.65%) Solaris
3 21 (67.74%) Linux
4 16 (51.61%) Veritas
4 16 (51.61%) Red Hat
5 12 (38.71%) NetBackup
5 12 (38.71%) Oracle
5 12 (38.71%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 11 (35.48%) Finance
7 9 (29.03%) NetApp
7 9 (29.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (29.03%) Banking
8 8 (25.81%) Shell Script
8 8 (25.81%) TCP/IP
9 7 (22.58%) Sun
9 7 (22.58%) SAN
9 7 (22.58%) Perl
9 7 (22.58%) Firewall
10 5 (16.13%) SSH
10 5 (16.13%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (16.13%) Client/Server
10 5 (16.13%) Citrix
10 5 (16.13%) LDAP
10 5 (16.13%) RHEV
11 4 (12.90%) Veritas File System
11 4 (12.90%) Bash Shell
11 4 (12.90%) Puppet
11 4 (12.90%) DNS
11 4 (12.90%) Sun Certification
11 4 (12.90%) IBM

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 (6.45%) Apache
2 1 (3.23%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (3.23%) OpenStack
Communications & Networking
1 8 (25.81%) TCP/IP
2 7 (22.58%) SAN
2 7 (22.58%) Firewall
3 5 (16.13%) SSH
3 5 (16.13%) LDAP
4 4 (12.90%) DNS
5 3 (9.68%) SMTP
5 3 (9.68%) IMAP
6 1 (3.23%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (3.23%) NAS
6 1 (3.23%) MRTG
6 1 (3.23%) DHCP
6 1 (3.23%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) MySQL
1 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Jenkins
General
1 11 (35.48%) Finance
2 9 (29.03%) Banking
3 2 (6.45%) Retail
4 1 (3.23%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.23%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) Middleware
2 1 (3.23%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Client/Server
2 1 (3.23%) Clustering
2 1 (3.23%) Open Source
2 1 (3.23%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 31 (100.00%) UNIX
2 25 (80.65%) Solaris
3 21 (67.74%) Linux
4 9 (29.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (6.45%) SUSE
5 2 (6.45%) AIX
6 1 (3.23%) HPUX
6 1 (3.23%) Windows
6 1 (3.23%) Debian
6 1 (3.23%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (16.13%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (9.68%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 3 (9.68%) Release Management
2 3 (9.68%) Kernel Tuning
3 2 (6.45%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (6.45%) Migration
4 1 (3.23%) Incident Management
4 1 (3.23%) Load Balancing
4 1 (3.23%) Change Management
4 1 (3.23%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 8 (25.81%) Shell Script
2 7 (22.58%) Perl
3 4 (12.90%) Bash Shell
4 3 (9.68%) Bourne shell
5 1 (3.23%) C
5 1 (3.23%) SQL
5 1 (3.23%) Python
5 1 (3.23%) Korn
Qualifications
1 4 (12.90%) Sun Certification
2 3 (9.68%) Degree
System Software
1 12 (38.71%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 5 (16.13%) RHEV
3 4 (12.90%) Veritas File System
4 3 (9.68%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (9.68%) Sendmail
5 2 (6.45%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Dovecot
6 1 (3.23%) KVM
6 1 (3.23%) NFS
6 1 (3.23%) Squid
Systems Management
1 12 (38.71%) NetBackup
2 4 (12.90%) Control-M
2 4 (12.90%) Puppet
3 3 (9.68%) YUM
3 3 (9.68%) Nagios
4 1 (3.23%) Cacti
4 1 (3.23%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (3.23%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 16 (51.61%) Veritas
1 16 (51.61%) Red Hat
2 12 (38.71%) Oracle
3 9 (29.03%) NetApp
4 7 (22.58%) Sun
5 5 (16.13%) Citrix
6 4 (12.90%) IBM
6 4 (12.90%) VMware
7 3 (9.68%) Symantec
7 3 (9.68%) HP
8 2 (6.45%) CA
9 1 (3.23%) Hitachi
9 1 (3.23%) Brocade
9 1 (3.23%) Dell
9 1 (3.23%) EMC
9 1 (3.23%) BMC
9 1 (3.23%) Cisco