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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX System Administrator (UNIX SA)
Rank 195 215 198
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -17
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Systems Administrator 8 10 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.14% 0.14% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.15% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 29
Average daily rate
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£450 £413 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £337 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £438 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £363 £319
% change year-on-year
-6.89% +13.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.50 £26.25
% change year-on-year
- +16.19%
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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
5448 6621 7375
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.25% 92.47% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 3984 4809 5300
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £342
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 140 179
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.82 £34.25 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

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 16 September 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 18 (100.00%) UNIX
2 15 (83.33%) Solaris
2 15 (83.33%) Linux
3 12 (66.67%) Red Hat
4 10 (55.56%) Banking
5 9 (50.00%) Veritas
6 8 (44.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (38.89%) Oracle
7 7 (38.89%) LDAP
8 6 (33.33%) TCP/IP
8 6 (33.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 5 (27.78%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 5 (27.78%) Puppet
10 4 (22.22%) Bash Shell
10 4 (22.22%) NetApp
10 4 (22.22%) Perl
10 4 (22.22%) Finance
11 3 (16.67%) Migration
11 3 (16.67%) SUSE
11 3 (16.67%) Firewall
11 3 (16.67%) Nagios
11 3 (16.67%) Symantec
11 3 (16.67%) SAN
11 3 (16.67%) Sun
11 3 (16.67%) HP
11 3 (16.67%) YUM
11 3 (16.67%) Kernel Tuning
11 3 (16.67%) Bourne shell
11 3 (16.67%) Release Management
11 3 (16.67%) Vulnerability Assessment

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

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 (5.56%) Apache
1 1 (5.56%) Tomcat
1 1 (5.56%) OpenStack
Communications & Networking
1 7 (38.89%) LDAP
2 6 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 3 (16.67%) SAN
3 3 (16.67%) Firewall
4 2 (11.11%) SSH
5 1 (5.56%) IMAP
5 1 (5.56%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (5.56%) MRTG
5 1 (5.56%) SMTP
5 1 (5.56%) DHCP
5 1 (5.56%) HTTP
5 1 (5.56%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) MySQL
1 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
General
1 10 (55.56%) Banking
2 4 (22.22%) Finance
3 3 (16.67%) Investment Banking
4 1 (5.56%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Client/Server
2 1 (5.56%) Open Source
2 1 (5.56%) Hedge funds
2 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 18 (100.00%) UNIX
2 15 (83.33%) Solaris
2 15 (83.33%) Linux
3 8 (44.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (16.67%) SUSE
5 1 (5.56%) Debian
5 1 (5.56%) Ubuntu
5 1 (5.56%) Windows
5 1 (5.56%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (16.67%) Migration
1 3 (16.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 3 (16.67%) Release Management
1 3 (16.67%) Kernel Tuning
2 2 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (5.56%) Data Migration
3 1 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (5.56%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) Perl
1 4 (22.22%) Bash Shell
2 3 (16.67%) Bourne shell
3 2 (11.11%) Shell Script
4 1 (5.56%) Korn
4 1 (5.56%) SQL
4 1 (5.56%) Python
4 1 (5.56%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) Sun Certification
1 1 (5.56%) Degree
System Software
1 6 (33.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 5 (27.78%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 3 (16.67%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (11.11%) RHEV
5 1 (5.56%) Dovecot
5 1 (5.56%) KVM
5 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (5.56%) Sendmail
5 1 (5.56%) NFS
5 1 (5.56%) Squid
Systems Management
1 5 (27.78%) Puppet
2 3 (16.67%) YUM
2 3 (16.67%) Nagios
3 2 (11.11%) NetBackup
3 2 (11.11%) Tivoli
3 2 (11.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Cacti
4 1 (5.56%) HAProxy
4 1 (5.56%) RANCID
Vendors
1 12 (66.67%) Red Hat
2 9 (50.00%) Veritas
3 7 (38.89%) Oracle
4 4 (22.22%) NetApp
5 3 (16.67%) Symantec
5 3 (16.67%) Sun
5 3 (16.67%) HP
6 2 (11.11%) IBM
6 2 (11.11%) CA
6 2 (11.11%) VMware
7 1 (5.56%) Brocade
7 1 (5.56%) Cisco
7 1 (5.56%) Dell
7 1 (5.56%) Citrix