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 18 December 2014 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX Administrator
Rank 205 201 189
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -12
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Administrator 1 16 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.018% 0.23% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.019% 0.25% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 12 6
Average daily rate
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- £419 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.68%
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.21% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.50 -
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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
5239 6373 5699
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.74% 93.31% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 4042 4649 4243
Average daily rate £445 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 114 148
Average hourly rate £17.25 £20.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.75% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.59 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.94 £33.90 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 18 December 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 14 (100.00%) UNIX
2 11 (78.57%) Solaris
3 10 (71.43%) Linux
4 9 (64.29%) Red Hat
5 7 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (50.00%) Veritas
6 6 (42.86%) Banking
7 5 (35.71%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 5 (35.71%) AIX
8 4 (28.57%) Investment Banking
9 3 (21.43%) Finance
9 3 (21.43%) SAN
9 3 (21.43%) LDAP
9 3 (21.43%) Oracle
9 3 (21.43%) Migration
9 3 (21.43%) NetBackup
9 3 (21.43%) Veritas File System
10 2 (14.29%) SUSE
10 2 (14.29%) ITIL
10 2 (14.29%) Perl
10 2 (14.29%) IBM
10 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
10 2 (14.29%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 2 (14.29%) Puppet
11 1 (7.14%) ITIL V3
11 1 (7.14%) High Availability
11 1 (7.14%) Performance Improvement
11 1 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
11 1 (7.14%) Kernel Tuning
11 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database

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

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 1 (7.14%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) SAN
1 3 (21.43%) LDAP
2 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
3 1 (7.14%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
1 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
1 1 (7.14%) RDBMS
1 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
General
1 6 (42.86%) Banking
2 4 (28.57%) Investment Banking
3 3 (21.43%) Finance
4 1 (7.14%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) WebSphere MQ
1 1 (7.14%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Hedge funds
1 1 (7.14%) Replication
1 1 (7.14%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) UNIX
2 11 (78.57%) Solaris
3 10 (71.43%) Linux
4 7 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (35.71%) AIX
6 2 (14.29%) SUSE
7 1 (7.14%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Migration
2 2 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (7.14%) ITIL V3
3 1 (7.14%) High Availability
3 1 (7.14%) Performance Improvement
3 1 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (7.14%) Kernel Tuning
3 1 (7.14%) People Management
3 1 (7.14%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
3 1 (7.14%) Release Management
3 1 (7.14%) Change Management
3 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) Perl
2 1 (7.14%) Bourne shell
2 1 (7.14%) Bash Shell
2 1 (7.14%) PHP
2 1 (7.14%) C
System Software
1 5 (35.71%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 3 (21.43%) Veritas File System
3 2 (14.29%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (7.14%) KVM
4 1 (7.14%) RHEV
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) NetBackup
2 2 (14.29%) Puppet
3 1 (7.14%) yum
3 1 (7.14%) Nagios
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) Red Hat
2 7 (50.00%) Veritas
3 3 (21.43%) Oracle
4 2 (14.29%) IBM
5 1 (7.14%) HP
5 1 (7.14%) CA
5 1 (7.14%) NetApp
5 1 (7.14%) Symantec