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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX Administrator
Rank 182 218 191
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -27
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Administrator 16 12 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.28% 0.16% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.18% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 34
Average daily rate
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£444 £361 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.83% -3.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £320 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £429 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £338 £300
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £22.50
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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
5314 6820 7348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 91.89% 92.59% 92.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3846 5000 5346
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 147 170
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.69 £13.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.98%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 35 (100.00%) UNIX
2 28 (80.00%) Solaris
3 24 (68.57%) Linux
4 19 (54.29%) Red Hat
5 18 (51.43%) Veritas
6 14 (40.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 13 (37.14%) NetBackup
8 12 (34.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (31.43%) Finance
9 11 (31.43%) Banking
9 11 (31.43%) Oracle
10 9 (25.71%) NetApp
11 8 (22.86%) Shell Script
11 8 (22.86%) TCP/IP
12 7 (20.00%) SAN
12 7 (20.00%) Firewall
13 6 (17.14%) LDAP
13 6 (17.14%) Sun
13 6 (17.14%) Perl
13 6 (17.14%) Veritas File System
14 5 (14.29%) SSH
14 5 (14.29%) Puppet
14 5 (14.29%) RHEV
14 5 (14.29%) Client/Server
14 5 (14.29%) Citrix
14 5 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
15 4 (11.43%) Sun Certification
15 4 (11.43%) Bash Shell
16 3 (8.57%) YUM
16 3 (8.57%) Kernel Tuning

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (5.71%) Apache
2 1 (2.86%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (2.86%) OpenStack
Communications & Networking
1 8 (22.86%) TCP/IP
2 7 (20.00%) SAN
2 7 (20.00%) Firewall
3 6 (17.14%) LDAP
4 5 (14.29%) SSH
5 3 (8.57%) IMAP
5 3 (8.57%) SMTP
5 3 (8.57%) DNS
6 1 (2.86%) DHCP
6 1 (2.86%) HTTP
6 1 (2.86%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (2.86%) MRTG
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) MySQL
1 1 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Jenkins
General
1 11 (31.43%) Finance
1 11 (31.43%) Banking
2 3 (8.57%) Investment Banking
3 2 (5.71%) Retail
4 1 (2.86%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.86%) Open Source
2 1 (2.86%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 35 (100.00%) UNIX
2 28 (80.00%) Solaris
3 24 (68.57%) Linux
4 12 (34.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (8.57%) SUSE
5 3 (8.57%) AIX
6 1 (2.86%) HPUX
6 1 (2.86%) Windows
6 1 (2.86%) Debian
6 1 (2.86%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (8.57%) Migration
2 3 (8.57%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 3 (8.57%) Release Management
2 3 (8.57%) Kernel Tuning
3 2 (5.71%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (2.86%) Change Management
4 1 (2.86%) Data Migration
4 1 (2.86%) Incident Management
4 1 (2.86%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 8 (22.86%) Shell Script
2 6 (17.14%) Perl
3 4 (11.43%) Bash Shell
4 3 (8.57%) Bourne shell
5 1 (2.86%) C
5 1 (2.86%) SQL
5 1 (2.86%) Python
5 1 (2.86%) Korn
Qualifications
1 4 (11.43%) Sun Certification
2 3 (8.57%) Degree
System Software
1 14 (40.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 6 (17.14%) Veritas File System
3 5 (14.29%) RHEV
4 3 (8.57%) Sendmail
4 3 (8.57%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (5.71%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (2.86%) Dovecot
6 1 (2.86%) KVM
6 1 (2.86%) NFS
6 1 (2.86%) Squid
Systems Management
1 13 (37.14%) NetBackup
2 5 (14.29%) Puppet
3 3 (8.57%) YUM
3 3 (8.57%) Control-M
3 3 (8.57%) Nagios
4 1 (2.86%) Cacti
4 1 (2.86%) HAProxy
4 1 (2.86%) RANCID
Vendors
1 19 (54.29%) Red Hat
2 18 (51.43%) Veritas
3 11 (31.43%) Oracle
4 9 (25.71%) NetApp
5 6 (17.14%) Sun
6 5 (14.29%) Citrix
7 3 (8.57%) IBM
7 3 (8.57%) HP
7 3 (8.57%) Symantec
7 3 (8.57%) VMware
8 2 (5.71%) CA
9 1 (2.86%) Dell
9 1 (2.86%) Cisco
9 1 (2.86%) Brocade