The table below looks at the statistics for the UNIX Administrator role in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh 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 3 September 2015 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX Administrator
Rank 75 70 66
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -4
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Administrator 14 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.83% 0.50% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.89% 0.53% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 0
Average daily rate
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£325 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £300 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £30.50
UNIX Administrator
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh 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
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1565 1128 1043
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 93.04% 94.08% 93.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 842 607 465
Average daily rate £388 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £243 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 16 31
Average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.43 £42.00 £30.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

UNIX Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

UNIX Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

UNIX Administrator
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing UNIX Administrator across the Edinburgh region.

UNIX Administrator Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

UNIX Administrator
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing UNIX Administrator across the Edinburgh region.

UNIX Administrator Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

UNIX Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 16 (100.00%) UNIX
2 9 (56.25%) Finance
3 8 (50.00%) Migration
3 8 (50.00%) Veritas
4 7 (43.75%) Solaris
4 7 (43.75%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 6 (37.50%) Windows
6 5 (31.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (31.25%) Data Centre
7 4 (25.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 4 (25.00%) Veritas File System
7 4 (25.00%) Clustering
7 4 (25.00%) Law
7 4 (25.00%) Red Hat
8 3 (18.75%) Oracle
8 3 (18.75%) EMC
8 3 (18.75%) SAN
8 3 (18.75%) AIX
8 3 (18.75%) Linux
9 2 (12.50%) HPUX
9 2 (12.50%) Change Management
9 2 (12.50%) VMware
9 2 (12.50%) Oracle RMAN
9 2 (12.50%) Patch Management
10 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
10 1 (6.25%) NAS
10 1 (6.25%) SRDF
10 1 (6.25%) Puppet
10 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
10 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database

UNIX Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) SAN
2 1 (6.25%) NAS
2 1 (6.25%) LDAP
2 1 (6.25%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Subversion
1 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
1 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
General
1 9 (56.25%) Finance
2 4 (25.00%) Law
3 1 (6.25%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Data Centre
2 4 (25.00%) Clustering
3 1 (6.25%) Cryptography
3 1 (6.25%) IBM XIV
Operating Systems
1 16 (100.00%) UNIX
2 7 (43.75%) Solaris
3 6 (37.50%) Windows
4 5 (31.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (18.75%) Linux
5 3 (18.75%) AIX
6 2 (12.50%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Migration
2 2 (12.50%) Change Management
2 2 (12.50%) Patch Management
3 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (6.25%) Software Testing
3 1 (6.25%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) Perl
1 1 (6.25%) Shell Script
System Software
1 7 (43.75%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 4 (25.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 4 (25.00%) Veritas File System
3 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
3 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (6.25%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (6.25%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 1 (6.25%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (6.25%) Puppet
2 1 (6.25%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) Veritas
2 4 (25.00%) Red Hat
3 3 (18.75%) Oracle
3 3 (18.75%) EMC
4 2 (12.50%) VMware
5 1 (6.25%) NetApp
5 1 (6.25%) IBM
5 1 (6.25%) HP