The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX System Administrator (UNIX SA)
Rank 199 195 180
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -15
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Systems Administrator 1 13 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.018% 0.19% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.019% 0.20% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 9 16
Average daily rate
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- £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.25 -
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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
5236 6344 5698
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.80% 93.32% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 4045 4617 4242
Average daily rate £445 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £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 93 114 148
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 £22.78 £35.10 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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
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 19 December 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 10 (100.00%) UNIX
2 8 (80.00%) Solaris
3 7 (70.00%) Red Hat
3 7 (70.00%) Linux
4 5 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (50.00%) Veritas
5 4 (40.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 4 (40.00%) Banking
6 3 (30.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 3 (30.00%) LDAP
6 3 (30.00%) Oracle
6 3 (30.00%) AIX
6 3 (30.00%) SAN
7 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
7 2 (20.00%) Perl
7 2 (20.00%) NetApp
7 2 (20.00%) Puppet
7 2 (20.00%) Investment Banking
7 2 (20.00%) SUSE
8 1 (10.00%) Replication
8 1 (10.00%) Clustering
8 1 (10.00%) NetBackup
8 1 (10.00%) WebSphere
8 1 (10.00%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (10.00%) Release Management
8 1 (10.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 1 (10.00%) High Availability
8 1 (10.00%) Performance Improvement
8 1 (10.00%) Kernel Tuning
8 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 1 (10.00%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) LDAP
1 3 (30.00%) SAN
2 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (10.00%) RDBMS
General
1 4 (40.00%) Banking
2 2 (20.00%) Investment Banking
3 1 (10.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Replication
1 1 (10.00%) Clustering
1 1 (10.00%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) UNIX
2 8 (80.00%) Solaris
3 7 (70.00%) Linux
4 5 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (30.00%) AIX
6 2 (20.00%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (10.00%) Release Management
1 1 (10.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 1 (10.00%) High Availability
1 1 (10.00%) Performance Improvement
1 1 (10.00%) Kernel Tuning
1 1 (10.00%) Migration
1 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (10.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) Perl
2 1 (10.00%) Bourne shell
2 1 (10.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (10.00%) C
2 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (10.00%) PHP
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 3 (30.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (10.00%) KVM
3 1 (10.00%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Puppet
2 1 (10.00%) NetBackup
2 1 (10.00%) yum
2 1 (10.00%) Tivoli
2 1 (10.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Nagios
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Red Hat
2 5 (50.00%) Veritas
3 3 (30.00%) Oracle
4 2 (20.00%) NetApp
5 1 (10.00%) Symantec
5 1 (10.00%) IBM
5 1 (10.00%) HP
5 1 (10.00%) Citrix
5 1 (10.00%) CA