The first table below looks at the demand for the UNIX Systems 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 Systems Administrator in their job title over the 3 months to 11 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX System Administrator (UNIX SA)
Rank 187 207 179
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -28
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Systems Administrator 7 11 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.12% 0.16% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.17% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 38
Average daily rate
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£450 £389 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.75% +3.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £325 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £458 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £367 £413 £350
% change year-on-year
-11.15% +17.85%
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
5250 6553 7082
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.23% 92.82% 92.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 3845 4822 5161
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £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 81 170 169
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £51.00 £42.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.47 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -2.94%
UNIX Systems Administrator
London

UNIX Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

UNIX Systems Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

UNIX Systems 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 Systems Administrator across the City of London region.

UNIX Systems Administrator Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

UNIX Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UNIX Systems Administrator across the City of London region over the 3 months to 11 July 2014.

UNIX Systems Administrator Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

UNIX Systems 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 Systems Administrator across the City of London region.

UNIX Systems Administrator Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited UNIX Systems 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 Systems Administrator in their job title.

1 19 (100.00%) UNIX
2 17 (89.47%) Linux
3 14 (73.68%) Solaris
4 11 (57.89%) Red Hat
5 10 (52.63%) Oracle
6 9 (47.37%) Veritas
6 9 (47.37%) Banking
7 8 (42.11%) Finance
8 7 (36.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (31.58%) Perl
10 5 (26.32%) LDAP
10 5 (26.32%) TCP/IP
10 5 (26.32%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 5 (26.32%) Puppet
11 4 (21.05%) Bash Shell
11 4 (21.05%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 4 (21.05%) Sun
11 4 (21.05%) NetApp
11 4 (21.05%) Migration
11 4 (21.05%) Tivoli
11 4 (21.05%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 3 (15.79%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 3 (15.79%) VMware
12 3 (15.79%) Clustering
12 3 (15.79%) NetBackup
12 3 (15.79%) Nagios
12 3 (15.79%) Symantec
12 3 (15.79%) IBM
12 3 (15.79%) SAN
12 3 (15.79%) HP

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

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited UNIX Systems 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 Systems Administrator in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (15.79%) Apache
2 1 (5.26%) Tomcat
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (5.26%) OpenStack
Communications & Networking
1 5 (26.32%) LDAP
1 5 (26.32%) TCP/IP
2 3 (15.79%) SAN
2 3 (15.79%) Firewall
3 2 (10.53%) SSH
3 2 (10.53%) DNS
3 2 (10.53%) HTTP
4 1 (5.26%) SMTP
4 1 (5.26%) DHCP
4 1 (5.26%) IMAP
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (5.26%) NAS
4 1 (5.26%) MRTG
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.26%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
General
1 9 (47.37%) Banking
2 8 (42.11%) Finance
3 1 (5.26%) Retail
3 1 (5.26%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) CSS
1 1 (5.26%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Clustering
2 2 (10.53%) Client/Server
3 1 (5.26%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 19 (100.00%) UNIX
2 17 (89.47%) Linux
3 14 (73.68%) Solaris
4 7 (36.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (10.53%) AIX
5 2 (10.53%) Ubuntu
6 1 (5.26%) CentOS
6 1 (5.26%) SUSE
6 1 (5.26%) Debian
6 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) Migration
2 3 (15.79%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 3 (15.79%) Release Management
2 3 (15.79%) Kernel Tuning
3 2 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (10.53%) Data Protection
4 1 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (5.26%) Data Migration
4 1 (5.26%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 6 (31.58%) Perl
2 4 (21.05%) Bash Shell
3 3 (15.79%) Bourne shell
4 2 (10.53%) Shell Script
5 1 (5.26%) Korn
5 1 (5.26%) SQL
5 1 (5.26%) Python
5 1 (5.26%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) Sun Certification
1 1 (5.26%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (26.32%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 4 (21.05%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 3 (15.79%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (10.53%) RHEV
5 1 (5.26%) Dovecot
5 1 (5.26%) KVM
5 1 (5.26%) Sendmail
5 1 (5.26%) NFS
5 1 (5.26%) Squid
Systems Management
1 5 (26.32%) Puppet
2 4 (21.05%) Tivoli
2 4 (21.05%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (15.79%) Nagios
3 3 (15.79%) NetBackup
3 3 (15.79%) YUM
4 1 (5.26%) Cacti
4 1 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (5.26%) HAProxy
4 1 (5.26%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (5.26%) Control-M
Vendors
1 11 (57.89%) Red Hat
2 10 (52.63%) Oracle
3 9 (47.37%) Veritas
4 4 (21.05%) NetApp
4 4 (21.05%) Sun
5 3 (15.79%) HP
5 3 (15.79%) IBM
5 3 (15.79%) Symantec
5 3 (15.79%) VMware
6 2 (10.53%) CA
7 1 (5.26%) Hitachi
7 1 (5.26%) Cisco
7 1 (5.26%) Dell
7 1 (5.26%) EMC
7 1 (5.26%) Citrix
7 1 (5.26%) BMC
7 1 (5.26%) Brocade